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; rr.I.lSHED EVERY FRIDAY BY
I. ANTHONY J. M. CROSS
Rates of Atlvertlslnar:
Ona square, one insertion,
One squ re,' one month,
One square, two months,
One square, three months,
One square, six months,
YEAR, CASH IN ADVANCE,
i ' .
CONCORD, N. C JUNE 22, 1888.
yh e standard: - m; ; ci ;r -i; : x:::.-",-
EWT VICTOR? J
m HIGH PRICES!
II FIST -I DEAL OF THE
S El -A. SOIST!
NOT THE SMARTEST FOLKS.
The undersigned once more comes to the4 front and avuws his determinat'on
to lead all competitors in the good work of saving the people money aod sup
ply1 Hg them with a superior quality of
We are "loaded to the muzzle," and if our stock is not speedily reduced
there is dancer of an explosion when we fire off our big gun. Everybody
t "Maim uoiu unaer, ior iu uwnum ..j vvt-vv v,.. -
it wiipn it fans. 8-imeDodv is sure to sex, nun. iow
You may notch it on the palm's,
lou may mark it on de wall,
Dat de higher up a tond-frog jumps
De harder he will fall.
An de crow dat fly de swifes'
Am de soones' in de corn,
An' de fly dat am de meanes
Get up earliest in de morn.
De brook dat am de shallowes'
Chatters most upon de way,
An' de folks dat am de sillies'
Ar' de ones have nios' ter say.
An de rooster dat am younges'
Am de one dat crows de most,
And de man dat am de coward
Always make de bigges' boast.
And he am not de greates man
Ay ho totes de bigges muscle'
Nor am she de fines' gal
ho w ars de bigges bustle.
You cannot jedge de kin' o' man
By de manner ob his walkin
An' dey are not the smartes' folks
and if anbody gets can'
are close calculators and
1 . . . .J i
wn vnnr eves. barram nuniers, auu u yuu
know a good thing when you see it, come and see me if you waut to save money
by buying yonr
D i y Goods, Hals, Bits w Sits,
Groceries, provisions and other articles of home use. A specialty on flour
which cannot be purchasod elsewhere of the sama grade as cheap as I will sell
t. Don't sell jour country produce before calling on
P. S. Thanking yuu for past favers, I hope by fair dealing and reasonable
pices to merit a continuance ot the same.
A. H. PROPST,
Architect ani Contractor.
Plans and specifications of build
ings made in any style. All con
tracts for buildings faithfully car
ried out. Office in Caton's building,
np stairs. . 13
CHEAP TOR CASH AT
M. E. CASTOR'S
Dr. F. M. Henderson
Having returned from Texas, ten
ders his professional services to the
citizens of Concord aud vicinity. All
calls left at Fetzer's Drug Store,
will be promptly attended to. jnl-tf
This valuable Remedy is adapted to
the following diseases arising from an
impure blood. Eruptive and Cutan
eous diseases, St. Anthony's Fire, Pim
ples, Tetter, Kingworm, Ithumatism,
Syphilitic, Mercurial, and all diseases
of like character.
It is an Alterative or Restorative of
Tone and Strength to the system, it
affords great protectioa from attacks
that originate in changes of climate and
seam For sale at Fetzer's Drug
HOW CIIIQ,riTO GOT A CHEW.
Strange Incident in the Frontier Elfe
of a Mail Rider.
I do not sell for cosr, but for a small
profit." Come and examine my line of
Old furniture repaired.
12 M. E. CASTOR.
I would inform the
eord and surrounding
Lave opened a new
ladies of Con
country that I
At ALLISON'S CORNER, where
they will find a woll selecrea stock of
Hats and Bonnets
Ribbons, Colars, Corsets, Bustles,
Kuching, Veiling, &c, which will be
sold cheap for CASH.
Give me a call.
MRS. MULLIE ELLIOT.
Are fully alive to the people's interest,
and are prepared to make things lively
in the sale of heavy and fancy
By pnttiug them down to bottom
Cash or Barter.
For Sale Cheap,
A SECOND HAND
with a capacity for twe've passengers,
in good running order. Call at this
Their stock dnnag 1888 will be of
the very choicest and freshest, and
bound to please.
Don't forget the place, one door be
ow Canuons cc r etzer.
WALTER & SUTHERS.
Do Tour Own Dyeing, at Home.
Tlr y will dye everything. They are sold every
where. Price lOc. a package. They havenoequal
for Strength, Brightneas, Amount in Packages
or for Fastnes of Color, or non-f mliug Qualities.
They do not orork or smut; 40 colors. Tor sale by
For sale at
FETZKR'S DRUG STORE,
And JOHNO'NS DRUG STORE
Another Lot New Millincrj
Mbs. J. M. Cboss begs to inform
the ladies that she has the most se
lect stock of Millinery in Concord, it
being constantly replenished with
new shapes, ribbons, &c. and also
desires to state that her prices are
the lowest. The
Is in charge of a most skillful Milli
ner, and ladies who have been deal
ing with me this season ar more
than pleased with my goods and
styles. I take pleasure in showing
my goods and guarantee satisfaction.
I have also an elegant line of Lace
Caps, Silk "and Lisle Gloves, Fans,
Bustles, Handkerchiefs, Corsets.
A great bargain in silk Jersey Mils
at only 50 cents.
" Very respectfully,
-Mbs.' J. M. CROSS-
One of a party, of four seated
around a table in an up-town cafe,
was a sedate-looking gentleman,
small in stature and faultlessly
dressed. Extreme neatness was the
first thin? that struck one in look
ing at him, vet there was a si
p-estion of virility about him that
made his caretul attire seem out or
place. One of the four addressed
him fanii harlv as "Uhiquito." ine
name struck "another of the party.
who then heard it for the first time
as a rather singular way of address
ing the sedate if not solemn Mr.
Smith, and he said something to
"Oh. that's what our friend here
and all the other fellows used
to call me in the old da7S when we
were fortv-niners in California,
said Chiquito. "It is a sort of
hybrid Spanish, you know, ana
means small; it fitted me exactly in
those days. I'm not of a large pat
tern now, but in those days, when
was a youth under twenty, I was not
filled out and was very small
althonfirii l ma carry tne unneu
States mail on horseback over
stretch of forty miles, nearly all of
it a lonely mountain road."
"You must have met some queer
neonle and stransre incidents on
those rides." one of the party re
"Not often," replied Mr. Smith.
"Many a time I went over the whole
distance out and back without meet
ing a human being. Sometimes,
lowever, 1 would come across a stray
Indian and sometimes meet a white
i "i Ti
man, wno aiwavs nau a smaii arsenai
strapped about his waist and a pair
of pistols in the holsters of his
saddle. It was a rencontre with one
of those gentlemen at the loneliest
pot in the lonely mountain road
that is almost the only vivid memo
ry I have of those days in the long
J here was a general desire ex
pressed to hear of that incident, and
Mr. Smith continued:
"Well, you know, to be a forty-
niner in California you had to use
tobacco in all forms. I don't know
that there was any compulsion
about it, leeal or moral, but every
body did, and young as I was I did
what everybody else did. bo it was
my custom to go to the store just
before starting on my journey and
buy a huge 'hunk as they called it
out there, weighing about half
pound, which would last me out and
back. But one morning, having
small remnant of the weed left from
my last trip, I forgot to get my usual
supply before I started off with my
mail. Queer mail that was, gentle
men, and rather expensive to the
government. What the contracto
arot 1 never knew, out he paid me
pretty well for carrying it, and
never had over half a dozen letters.
Once in a while a stray newspaper
would sometimes escape the many
dangers of confiscation on the long
route from the eastern states and
find Jits way into my pouch. Some
times after it got to me it would
reach the person addressed to, but
, ften it would not, for when it got
to his postoffice he would be dead.
"Well, that morning I had only
half a dozen letters and no news
papers, and had got about ten miles
on the road when 1 made the un
pleasant discovery that I hadn't laid
in my supply of tobacco. I reined
up to consider the horrors of the
situation. I was carrying the
United States mail, which, small as
it was, could not be trifled with by
my going back to get the tobacco,
Yet the idea of going without for
two days was insupportable. Finally
I made np my mind I wrould have to
endure the hardship as best I could,
and jogged on again. I had got
about half way on my journey and
was well up the narrow winding
mountain road when I saw a mounted
man coming toward me. He was a
mile or more away when I first saw
him, but owing to the sharp turns
in the road he seemed to be quite
near, and I saw that he was a pow
erful fellow, and I knew that he was
well armed, for that was the custom
of the country. I knew, too, that I
could a3 safely ask him for his hors e
as for any of his tobacco, unless he
happened to have a very large" sup
ply, which was not likely. But I
made up my mind he had to con
tribute, so I got out my pistol, but
held it so he couldn't see it. As our
horses held noses we stopped, which
was nothing unusual, as two white
men meeting aiwavs halted to
exchange items of news, of which, as
general thing, neither had any.
'Mornin', stranger,' said he, and
repeated the greeting. 'Any yar-
ments about?' he inquired, meaning
ndians, and I assured him there
mi i J
were none, men it came my turn
to ask questions.
" 'Got any tobacco, strangerr
" 'Yes, an' I'm goin' ter keep it.'
'Guess I'll havejto trouble you
for a bit.'
" 'Guess not' . . :
" 'Guess I must And m an
instant I had him covered with my
revolver. He took in the situation at
once, and was convinced. He drew
out a long piece of the black stuff
called 'navy,' which some of you
gentlemen may have seen, but I hope
iave never tasted, lie extended it
toward me, and growled more gruffly
" 'Take off what you want.' But
I was not to be caught in that way.
Still keeping him covered .with the
pistol, I suggested that he had better
cut that into two equal parts nim-
self. Drawing a dirk knife of vil
lainous appearance from his boot-leg
he cut the piece as I had suggested-
and extended it toward me:
" 'Just drop it in the road, stran-
. TT T 1 ' A 1 1 1
er. .lie did it, put nis xnue oac&
A Few Words on Sectarian Bigotry.
Editor Chronicle: Please pub
lish in the next issue of your paper,
for the information of your readers,
a statement showing to what
churches the nominees of. the Dem
ocratic party on the State ticket, in
cluding Judges, belong.
The Chronicle does not like to be
unaccommodating. It loves to give
any information desired by its
friends, especially its good paying
subscribers. The information asked
about slip-shod and dirty from our
work through the eveningsjbut Mol-
lie, as soon as her housework was
out of the way, would change her
work-dress for a neat wrapper or
evening dress, and always appeared
at the supper table, looking as sweet
and attractive as whenlwent a dozen
miles over hills and drifts to take
her out for a drive, or spend a few
hours in her company; while I, as
soon as I reached home, changed my
business suit for a light Worsted one
for by our' correspondent may not, No. I did not wear a dressing gowD,
and we do not think it is, under all for it was too awkward to suit my
circumstances, wholly improper, but fancy. After supper, I would wipe
we decline to gne it for this reason: the dishes for Molhe, and then we
It is no business of a voter to would ero for a walk or drive if it
what church a candidate belongs. It
is enough for him to enquire: Is he
honest.-' is he capable.'' and if these
questions are answered in the
affirmative, it is immaterial whether
the candidate has gone : under the
water, or has believed that a few
ounces oi water on the head was a
The fact that people inquire into
a candidate s church relations is a
bad sign. It is evident that there is
a spirit of sectarianism abroad that
portends evil, and evil only and evil
continually, to our institutions.
Nearly every public institution in
thaState has suffered by sectarian sel
fishness and bigotry. The very life
was summer time and pleasant. In
the winter time we go to our sitting
room, and sing, read or play some
kind ot games. 1 never had any
taste for liquors or tobacco, so I have
never left her at home to amuse her
self while I went to a club. And I
never told her how my mother cook
ed, while she never said I did not
provide as well as her father. We
never have had hard words. I do
not mean to say that we are perfect
for we both have our faults, but
Mollie never twits me of mine, and
I well, I never see any of hers
There dre a few rules that I have
done my best to follow, and they
of the University has been imperilled can be followed by all married men
by denominational bigotry. and women: 1. Bear and forbear.
It is high time for the patriotism 2. Never say a word that will mten-
a State to call a halt. If the tionallv hurt the other's feeliners.
in his boot-leg, -gathered up his
bridle-reins and remarked: "Gnes3
you have traveled some, youngster.
Hope we ll meet again, some time.
" 'You guess right,' I answered,
as he started off dawn the road. As
he passed by me I turned in my
saddle and kept Jiim covered with
the pistol until he had disappeared
around the bend i; the road. Even
then I waited for some minutes for
fear he would turn back, but finally
being convinced he had no intention
of coming back, I got off my horse,
clutched my prize, and having
mounted went on as fast as the
steepness of thegade would permit;
not that I was running away, gen
tlemen oh, no, not at all. But you
see I was carrying the United States
mail on schedule and I was making
up for lust time. '
Here Mr. Smitji paused and med
itatively smoked is cigar.
1 suppose ygV- never saw your
remarked one or
"Oh, yes, 1 did, onlv a tew day
afterwards, and that is the best part
of the story. When I got back to
the home ranch from that trip, the
first thing I did after stabling my
horse and putting away my arsenal
with the mail bag in the post office,
was to stroll down to the store to lay
in a supply of tobacco. The store
you know, is the one resort for
everybody in a small settlement. It
was so then in California; it is so yet
in every village in the United States
where, as a rule, the e is only one
store, and that deals in everything,
Well. I went down to the store. It
was fall of men, as it always was.
edged my wav up to the counter and
asked for tobacco. A tall man who
had his back to me turned around
at the sound ot my voice. It was
my friend of the mountain.
recognized him iu an instant, but
hoped he did not know me. But he
did, and remarked:
" 'Youngster, we've met before.'
"I knew from his tone it was use
less to deny the fact and admitted
it, while I was preparing to dodge
his first bullet, with the hope of
escaping altogether sn the gem
tusilade that would be sure to sue
ceed it. But to my surprise he
showed no intention of drawing
weapon. On the contrary, he thru si
out his hand with the remark:
" 'Youngster, your name. You'l
"He had the grip of a vise and the
strength of an ox. I would rather
have taken my chances with his
bulbts than have endured his
friendly grasp again. But, happily
I was not called upon to do it. The
stranger extended a genial invitation
to everybody to 'liquor up,' and gave
the crowd a minute account ot our
first meeting, ending with the com
pliment: 'Youngster here is game,
you bet.'" With the words he had
paid his score and, striding out,
mounted his horse and rode away."
"You got well out of that scrape,
Chiquito," remarked one of his
hearers. "You never heard of him
again, I suppose?"
"Yes, I did. A few days after
ward his identity was established,
when he was hanged in the nexi
settlement by a vigilance committee
for horse stealing. Then it came
out he was one of the most noted and
daring desperadoes in the country.
He had committed several murders
and was suspected of others, but
they had been done in remote places,
and as he had never been in our
settlement before the time I encoun
tered him it is not strange nobody
there knew him. When it became
known who he was there was much
marveling as to how I had escaped.
I fully shared in it. I suppose it is
hardly necessary to say that if I
had known who he was I should
not have ventured to request him to !
share his tobacco with me.
3. Never flirt. 4 Never tell each
other how father or mother did this
thing or that. Uncle Joe Cose.
Wife (returning'from lecture hall)
"Well. John, how did you like the
"Very much, indeed."
"Well, from the number of times
you went out I imagined you found
the entertainment very dry." Ne-
clamor of sectarianism is allowed to
go into politics, then the usefulness
of public officials is at at end. Men
will be made Supreme Court Judges,
not because they know the law, but
because their notions about baptism
or tree will, or Calvinism are ml
accord with the views of the great
majority. Our Governors will need
no other fitness than that they have
confirmed to the outward forms of
the dominant church. The day of
promoting men for fitness will have
nfl.asAfl n.wA.v nnrl fhf nsirrnwcv mle
I " " J f , , , , -r 1
of bigotry will hold undisputed PrasKa otate
following this will come a dead
and Godless church. Base men will
ttach themselves to a church be
cause it has a large membership in
oraer to attain position. It were
better to establish a State church at
once than that such a state of affairs
should be witnessed in North Caro
We view with alarm the growth
of sectarian bigotry in North Caro
lina. It is the greatest evil that
threatens our progress. It is con
fined to no one church. it is found
in them all and is working iujury to
all. Ten years ago men did not
write to an editor and ask him to
what church a candidate belonged.
His inquiry was: Has he the neces
sary qualifications to perform the
duties of the office? WTe have made
great progress in bigotry, and it has
retarded all other progress. Unless
checked it threatens to work still
dedication was a mystery to every
body. I do not understand it to-dav.
in d so, regularly every month, as
ong as he was able to walk, did that
faithful old dog attended the Bap
tist Church at Mount Harmony, two
miles and a half from home. Ho
ived to be 12 years old, when ,he
died, and went where the good dogs
go. I have related only facts in this
story, and have refrained from any
attempt to account for 'the singular
conduct of the dog. I have often
heard my father, and others who
knew the facts, speak of it as a mcst
extraordinary instance of what
seemed religious notions on the parfc
of a dumb animal. Cuff was faiths
ful in all his relations and duties as
a dog, and behaved as well as some
who call themselvs Christians.
It voters are anxious to know a
candidate's church relations, it may
follow that they will support the
man whose religious views are in
harmony with their own views. Then
there will be no officers in North
Carolina except Baptists and Meth
odists. for these two denominations
would form a re
"trnst" and take all the
offices themselves, leaving the
weaker denominations out of the
11 1 j ice ai -4-
"coinuiue. aim -neeze mem uui
from all competition.
being the largest
A Baptist Dojf.
Dr. Fitzgerald : Here is a dog sto
ry for you: When I was a boy my
father owned a black-and-white-spot,
ted cur dog called "Cuff." He was a
remarkable dog in some respects,
especially in his religious prejudices.
My f athei was a Methodist minister,
and all the family associations were
connected with that church. The
only exception to .perfect harmony
of sentiment in the family was man
ifested by 'Cuff;" and this appeared
the more singular because he had
been from earliest puppyhoodin our
family, and had no opportunity to
know anything about other denomi
nations. He was, nevertheless a
thorough Baptist, and he exhibited
his preference for the Baptist
Church in a very decided manner.
1. There was near our house a
country log-meeting house, used as
a "union-meeting house," and also
for school purposes. The Primitive
Baptists " Hardshells " occupied
this house once a month, and the
Methodist preacher on the circuit
preached in it once a month. The
relations between the two chuiches
were not as cordial as they ought to
have been, seeing they all professed
to be first-class Christians. The
Baptist did not attend Methodist
preaching, nor did the Methodist go
to hear the Baptist preacher. It was
very seldom that any one.except
Cuff, ever went from our house to
The Chronicle has no patience Baptist meeting, yet that dog never
with or toleration of tblS bigotry. ItA in Ke nreaenton Saturday and
It doesn't care a fig whether Judge Sunjay cf the Baptist monthly
Fowle kneels in prayer or stands up w,- TV.; miht We Wr,
or reclines, or whether Mr. Sander-1 w:,hnnf Vfimart ;f vft
lin was baptised in the ocean, or m
a tm pan. It hasn t any interest in
Col. Saunders views, if indeed he
has any, about the theory of evolu
tion, or IVlaj. lingers opinions
about transubstautiation. It would
not know if it could whether Mr.
Davidson holds to the doctrine of
had also attended the Methodist
preaching, but he was careful never
to put his foot inside the door on
the day the Methodist preacher held
forth. My brother and I noticed
this strange partiality for the Bap
tist Church on the part of "old Cuff,"
and we very strongly disaproved of
nredesti nation, whether Col. Holt
pins his faith to the doctrine of free it, and remonstrated with him after
grace, or whether Mr. Bain believes the fashion of buys with dogs, but
that laying on of hands is an essen
tial to salvation. If
believes in immersion, he will make
a jrood Judfre: and if he don't be
lieve in it he will make a good J udge
all our scolding ana whipping were
in vain. Cuff seemed to be "set in
his notions," and our persecutions,
of which I am now ashamed, only
seemed to make him, more devout
Whether Judge Shepherd wears the an(j constant in his attendance upon
blue stockings to show his belief in Baptist meetings. The conduct of
Calvinism if he believes in it, or tj.e flog attracted attention, and he
whether Judge Avery punctually became the subiect of remark.
attends all the services during Lent gome thinss were said by our Bap-
if he attends any, does not con
cern any voter in North Carolina.
One thing the Chronicle does
know about all these nominees, and
it is: That they are competent to
fill the positions to which they were
nominated, and that they are all
men of integrity.
More than this no voter has a
rieht to know." State Chronicle.
John and Mollie.
I thought I would like to tell how
Mollie (that's my wife) and I got
alon? for twenty years, seeming we
are just as happy now as we were the
first year. We were not in a hurry
to get married, but kept company
until we knew we were suited to
each other. Then after we were
married we did not think that as we
we were settled down there was no
need of dressing up so as to be at
tractive to each other, and so' going
tist friends more complimentary to
the dog than to his master; however,
the master stood very well in the
neighborhood. ' The only point of
invidious comparison was in refer
ence to questions of theology and
denominational affiliation: in there
matters the dog was considered more
orthodox than his master. 2. Mat
ters went on for several years in this
way, the dog still faithful to the
Church of his choice, and his strange
conduct the subject of occasional re
mark, when the Baptist congrega
tion built a new church, two miles
and a half from the old school-house
where they formerly worshipped.
On the day the new church was dedi.
catcd Cuff was present, though not
a member of our family or any one
connected with us went to church.
How he learned oi the change in the
place of worship and the time of the
Our Itaby. By a Boy.
I never could see the use of babies.
We have one at our house that be -longs
to mother and she thinks
everything of it. I- can't see any
thing wonderful about it. All it can
do is to cry, and pull hair and kick.
It hasn't half the sense of my dog,
and can't even chase a cat. Mother
and Sue wouldn't have a dog in the
house, but they are always going on
about ihe baby, and saying, "Isn't
it perfectly sweet!"
The worst thing about a baby is
that you're expected to take care of
him, and then you get scolded after
wards. Folks say:
"Here, Jimmy, just hold the Ibaby
a minute, that.s a good boy;" and
then as soon as you have got it, they
say, "Don't do that! Just look afc
him! That boy will kill the child?
Hold it up straight, you good-for-nothing
It's pretty hard to do your
and then be scolded for it, . but
is the way boys are treated,
haps when I'm dead, folks will
they had done differently.
Last Saturday mother anil
went to make calls, and told me to
stay at home and fake care of the
baby. There was , a football mach
on, but what did they care for that?
They didn't want to go to it, and so
it made no difference whether I went
to it "or not.
They said they would be gone only
a little while, and if?the baby waked
up I was to play with it and keep it
from crying, and "be sure and nofc
let it swallow any pins." Of course.
I had to do it. The baby was sound
asleep when thev went out, so I left
just a few minutes while I went to
see if there was any cake in the pan
try. If I was a woman I wouldn.t be so
dreadfully suspicious as to keep
everything locked up. When I got
back up stairs again the baby was
awake, and was howling as if he was
full of pins. So I gave bim the first
thing that camejhandy to keep him
quiet. It happened to be a bottle of
polish, with a sponge on the end of
a wire that Sue used to black her
boots, because girls are too lazy to
use the regular blacking-brush. The
baby stopped crying as soon as I
gave him the bottle, and I sat down
to read a paper. The next time I
looked at him he'd got ont the
sponge, and about half of his face
was a jet black. This was anicefix,
for I knew nothing could get the
black off his face: and when mother
came home she would say the baby
was spoiled and I had done it.
Now I think an all-black baby is
ever so much more stylish than an
alKwhite baby, and when I saw thafc
the baby was partly black I made up
my mind that if I blacked it all over
it would be worth more than it had
ever been, and perhaps mother
would be ever so much pleased. So
I hurri?d up and gave it a good coat
of black. You should have seen how
that baby shined! The polish dried
as soon as it was put on, and I had
just time to get baby dressed agaiu
when mother and Sue came in. I
wouldn't lower myself to repeat
their unkind language.
WTien you've been called a mur
dering little villain and an unnatur
al son it will rankle inyour heart for
ages. After what they said to me I
didn't even seem to mind about fa
ther, but went up stairs with him al
most as if I was going to church, or
something that did not hurt much.
The baby is beautiful and shiny,
though the doctors say it will wear
off in a few weeks. Nobody shows
any gratitude for the trouble I took,
and I tell you it isn't easy to black a
baby without getting it into his eyes
and hair. I sometimes think it is
hardly worth while to live in this
cold and unfeeling world.
"Do you believe there is any such
thing a3 luck?." asked a young man
of an old bachelor.
"I do. I've had proof of it."
"In what way?"
"I was refused by five girls when
I was a young man."
An affected young lady, on being
asked, in a large company, if she
had read Shakespeare, assumed a
look of astonishment and replied:
"Read Shakespeare. Of course I
have; I read it when d first came