llates of Advertising 3
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CONCORD, N. 6., JUNE 29, 1888.
THE STAII D AR D.
PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY BY
yy. 1. ANTHONY & J. M. CROSS
HUT VICTORY OVER HIGH PRICES!
1 1 1ST I
SPEING SE .A: S O I
Ti.o nn1oreivnm1 nnr o more comes to tlu
to lead, all competitors in the pood work of
ply mg'theni with a superior quality ot
We are ''loaded to the muzzle," and
tlrp is danrrerof an exnlosion when we
must "stand from under," hu the bottom
and if an body gets caught when it falls,
Onen vour eves, barcain hunters, and
know a go' d thing when you see it. come
by buying yonr
Groceries, provisions and other articles
i.;,.i, oonnnt tu niirMmtind plspwhpvp of
fin' Goods, Hats, Boils and Shoes,
t. Don't sell j our country produce before willing on
IR. .A.. BEO"W"3ST .
P. S. Thanking you for past favors, I
pices to merit a continuauce of the same.
1 would inform the ladies of Con
cord and surrounding country that I
have opened a new
At ALLISON'S CORNER, where
they will find a woll aelecrei stock of
Hats and Bonnets
Rilbons, Co'lars, Corsets, Bustles,
Hitching, Veiling, &cM which will be
sold cheap for CASH.
Give nie a call.
Respect fnl iy,
6 3m MRS. MOLLIE ELLIOT
CHEAP FOR CASn AT
M. E. CASTOR'S
Eocm Suites, Bureaus
I do not sell for cost, but for a small
profit. Come and examine ray line of
Old furniture repaired.
12 M. E. CASTOR.
Having qualified as administrator
of Erwiu Allman, deceased, all per
sons owing said estate are hereby
notified that they must make imnie
iliate payment or suit will be brought
All persons having claims against
said estate must present hem to the
undersigned, duly authenticated, on
,r hffnre the 15th day of June. 1889,
or this notice will be plead in bar of
GEO. C. HEGLER, Adm'r.
liv V AT Smtttt. Atto. "22 Cw
Cases, Caskets, &c.
I still keen on hand a stock of
Champion Mower Repairs. My
M customers will find meat the old
find, Allison's cprner.
Ll-tf C. R. "WHITE.
DM Of m
front and avows his determination
saving the people money and sup
if our s-tock is not speedily reduced
fire off our bis gu" Everybody
has dropped out of LOW PRICES,
somebody is sure to get unit. .Now
if you are close calculators and
and see me if you want to save money
of home use. A specialty on flour
the sama crade as cheap as T will sell
hope by fair dealing and reasonabl
Dr. F. M. Henderson
Having returned from Texas, ten
ders his professional services to the
citizens of Concord and vicirity. All
calls left at Fetze.s Drug Store,
will be promptly attended to. jnl-tf
A. H. PROPST,
Architect and Contractor.
Plans and specifications of build
ings made in any style. All con
tracts for buildings faithfully car
ried out. Office in Giton's building,
up stairs. 13
For Sale Cheap,
A SECOND HAND
with a capacity for twcVc passengers,
order. Cull at this
A DMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE
Having qualified as Administrator
de bonis non of th estate of Jas. S
Parker, dee'd, nil persons indebted
to said estate are hereby notified to
make prompt payment ; and all per
sons haying claims against said estate
must present the same fr payment on
or before the 4th day of May,
1SS9, or this notice will be pleaded in
bar of their recovery.
Artm'r de bonis non.
By W. G. Means, At
May 4- 1S8S.
This valuable Remedy is adapted to
the following diseases arising from an
impure blood. Eruptive and Cutan
eons diseases, St. Anthony's Fire, Pirn
pics. Tetter, Kingworm, Rhumatism,
Syphilitic, Mercurial, and all diseases
of like character.
It is an Alterative or Restorative of
Tone and Strength to the system, it
affords great protection from attacks
that originate in changes of climate and
season. For sale at Fetzer's Drug
THE KAFFIR CORN.
This crop was cultivated very large
ly in some sections of the South the
past year with great success. It should
be sown or planted early in spring,
when required lor forage. sov either
broadcast or thickly in rows about
three feet apart, or if desired for the
grain, plant a few seed every foot in
the row and thin out to three or four
stalks according t the quality of the
soil. When the grain turns w'hite,
clip the heads, and other keads wi'l
come ; this entoues the largest yield of
grain. It gives the best results by
cutting the first growtl! for forage
when in early bloom, and letting the
second growth yield both grain and
forage late in fall. If forage only is
lesired, the seed may be drilled lignf1
in the furrow It withstands
drought and is jjeirtlcularl adapted to
the thin land of the Cotton Belt section
The grain when greund makes excel
lent food for stock, and equal f flour
for bread. Price p?r lb 25 cts ; 5 les.
$1.00 For sale at
FE1EU'S DRUG STORE.
Bost not of Queen Anne cottages,
Nor of summer villas 2a v.
Nor yet of stately palaces
vnere marble tountams play;
The architect ne'er yet designed
And design lie never will
A pile that can compare with the
Did farmhouse oiythe bill.
The millionaire in mansions grand
Uwn pictures old and rare.
And all the luxuries oi wealth
Has gathered round him there;
In spite of all his bric-a-brac
And store of wealth he still
Oft thinks of the low, gable-roofed
Old farmhouse on tfie hill.
He backward stances and he snes
His mother as she sits
Near the hearth and crones to him,
And deftly mends or knits.
Again he hears of Siojbad bold,
And ratthne Jack and Gin.
The while .the shrill wind whistles
The faimhouse on the hill.
He sees his father grave 'and stern,
But ever good and just.
Again his fav'rite maxim hears:
''In heaven put.your trust. '
And e'en old Rover seems to hear
A whining at the sill,
That he may join the group within
The farmhouse on the hill.
The Great Eloetrleian Has an Anins
ins Experience on the Plains.
At a dinner party at the Presidio
the other evening, one of the officers
related some anecdotes of Thomas
"He is the most unpractical man
in the world," said the Captain. "I
remember well the summer of '78,
. 1 . . 1 1- r J 1
the season ot the total eclipse 01 the
sun. A lot of scientific men
were there Prof. Trouvelot, of
Cambridge; Harkncss, the well
known astronomer; John L. Draper,
and many more of them besides a
number of army people, who went
up from some of the forts to a little
station on the Union Pacific,
called Separation, to view the phe
nomenon. "Edison was one of the party, and
they made observations, drew j
sketches, took photographic im
pressions, and when the eclipse was
over compared notes as to the sensa
tions they had experienced. Draper
gave it as his opinion that if it were
possible for it to continue numbers
of people would commit suicide, and
it would leave generally a bad effect
on the digestion and the nervous
" "Edison, you know, is quite deaf,
and the strangest thing was, during
an hour or so of the densest partial
eclipse, he recovered his hearing to
almost a normal degree. They were
up there a couple of days before the
event occurred, and we officers had
our rifles with us, and hunted an
telope and deer. Edison was imbued
with the sportsman spirit, and
handing one hundred dollars to a
man, saul: uet me a gun, win
you?' The man brought the gun,
which had cost seventy-five dollars,
and handed him the change, which
he returned, saying: 'Here, I want
sonic powder, and things: get me the
balance in ammunition. I s'pose
twenty-five dollars' worth is about
all I can carry, isn't it?'
"Every one laughed at the picture
of Edison carrying twenty-five dol
lars' worth of cartridges about his
"They had a stuffed jack rabbit
at the station, which scm? clever
telegraph man had prepared for
the befooled emigrants to shoot at.
"This was set rigidly up in the
sage-brush, and pointed out to Edi
son, who had never shot at any real
game before. He deliberately drew
bead on it, and, after a full minute's
aiming, he pulled the trigger.
"He didn't come anywhere near
the animal, but was very much ex
cited. 'Wait,' said he, 'if the thing
will only stand still five minutes
longer, I'll kill him, sure.'
"Pang! went the gun again, amid
the suppressed titters of the crowd,
and again as before, the rabbit
calmly viewed the horizon with his
round, unblinking glass eves.
"Welt, I do believe Edison frred
away at that thing no less than a
dozen times before the idea crept in
to.his electric brain that it was a
put-up job. He took it very good
natu redly." Leslie's Budget.
In the recent poem in the Ken
tucky State Journal, entitled "Wo
man's "Work," the following lines
"I sweep, I dust, I cook, I rise
Up in the morning early,
I wash the breakfast dishes and
Churn and dress the. baby."
This new Kentucky proaess of
churning babies deserves a descrip
tion in detail from the hand of the
If it really wants to be on winning
side, the best thing the Republican
Convention can do will be to indorse
Gen. Sheridan is making a brave
struggle for life. There is encour
agement. The Commercial Hotel and eight
business houses at Trinidad, Co1.,
were destroyed by fire.
A STRANGE WOHAX.
Wonderful Feats of Strength Per
formed Without Help.
Among the supernatural manifes
tations now exeiting attention among
the curious, the so-called electric
women of Georgia are not the least
wonderful. For several days past
one of these ladies,,. Miss Dixie Hay
good, has been in Memphis giving
exhibitions of her power. A repor
ter of the Avalanche, by invitation of
the little lady, assembled with sever
al other gentiemeu at the parlor of
the Clarendon Hotel to test these
remarkable manifestations, and dis
cover, if possible, their source and
secret. Among the
present were Lawrence Lamb, Zeno
Harris, Henry Walsh and several
others It is needless to say that it
was t!ie determination of the gentle
rucy. present to detect, if possible,
any trickery or legerdemain that
might be attempted
Miss'IIaygood. is of small stature,
compact ' mold, and apparently
muscular beyond most women, and
weighs about LOi pounds. She has
brown hair, blue or violet eves, and
a pleasant expression of counten
ance, but an air also of firmness and
decision of character. The first two
tests, viz., drawing a gentleman
easily around the room by applying
her hand to a chair or an umbrella
held by him, or the third test of
holding a billiard cue in her open
palms ftt an angle of about forty
five degrees with such firmness that
a strong man, or even two strong
men, could not force the point to the
floor, were certainly remarkable in a
woman so small, but might have
been accomplished by a woman of
very great physical strength. There
fore the reporter felt disappointed to
some extent, and argued with his
companions that it was either a mat
ter of sleight of hand or else a re
markable development of muscular
But the next test was different.
One of the gentlemen present was
requested to lift the lady by her
elbows, held taut at the waist. He
did, but when told to try it again
utterly failed to raise her an inch.
The strong men then raised her by
holding hei'elbows on each side with
the greatest ease, but on attempting
it again they could not raise her
weight a particle from the floor.
This was a poser and was tried
several times, the party offering
ninny explanations, but none at all
satisfactory. The fact remained
unexplained that she could at-will
allow herself to be lifted as other
people and immediately thereafter
bring into play suoh a force, with
out apparent effort, that two strong
men could not. move her 100 pounds
of weight, try they ever so hard.
The next test was still more in
explicable. A chair was brought
an ordinary dining-room chair and
a gentleman weighing about 130
pounds was placed in it. Astride
of his knees another gentleman of
abount 140 pounds' weight was
placed, and between the two a third
gentleman of at least 150 pounds
was seated. All raised the.r feet
from the floor as the chair was tiltled
back and held balanced. The little
lady then approached the back of
the chair and placed her open palms
along the arms or staffs supporting
the chair's back.
Observing the reporter narrowly
watching her, she requested him to
place his hand between her hand and
the chair to prove that no pressure
Mas exerted. This was done, and
and only the lady's thumbs touched
the back of the chair. Then, with
out an effort or the contraction of a
muscle, or the slightest pressure on
the reporter's hand, the chair and
its living freight was raised about
fourteen inches from the floor. The
weight, including the chair, was at
least 450 pounds, and John L. Sul
livan could not have performed the
feat so easily accomplished by the
This test was convincing, but the
next was no less so. Miss Haygood
stood on one foot, and holding a
billiard cue horizontally before her
at half-arm's length, three strong
men essayed in vain to push her, by
throwing their combined! weight
against the cue, fiom her balance on
one foot or press her arms back to
her chest. The shapely, womanly
hands lifted the three great strap
ping fellows from the floor by sim
ply touching with open palms his
own hands placed upon the chair
back, and he saw the dainty No. 2
boot standing unmoved on the floor
with the combined weight of the
same three Memphis gentlemen
thrown powerfully and persistently
against the small figure of its
owner. Explain it who can.
But m one respect, at least, the
modest little lady is like ether mor
tals, she has a woman's heart, and
last night at 7.30 o'clock, in the
parlor of the Clarendon, gave her
tiand confidingly to the man of her
choice, Thomas"! Embry, of Cin
cinnati. The pair were quietly
married by Squire J. J. Barry, with
out previous notice even to the hotel
clerk, and a few minutes later went
to the theatre to give the regular
performance. The bride was richly
dressed in velvet costume, and wore
an exquisite corsage bouquet of
white flowers without other orna
ment. The young husband has cer
tainly a deal of temerity to place.
himself in the hands of one so capa
ble of enforcing eoniugal obedience,
but seemed to be a very happy man.
About the Right Average.
Extract from a speech delivered by
Gov. Mill, of New lork, to a threat
Concourse in Tammany hall on the
Night cf the 12th.
"Four years ago the Republican
cry was that our candidate for Pres
ident was 'too inexperienced. Well,
since then he has married and set
tled down." Tremendous cheers,
which lasted'several seconds. When
those had subsided some one called
out, "Go thou and do likewise."
(The cheering was renewed and the
bachelor Governor actually blush
ed.) "Mr. Cleveland has given a
good example to us all, and if we
are as fortunate in our choice as he
has been, we shall all have obtained
a greater prize than that of the
presidency of the United States.
"But now they say that our can
date for Vice-President is 'too old.'
('Three cheers for the old Roman.')
If he is old then he cannot be
charged with the inexperience of
youth. No man can be said to be
'too old' if he has not outlived his
usefulness. The Democratic party
is proud to honor the Nestors of the
party who served it in the day
when it was weak and struggling
for existence. IfThurmaii is 'too
old' and Cleveland is 'too young' the
general average is about right, and
even our opponents must admit they
make a pretty fair pair for the pres
Tli 11 r inn n and Conklln.
Judge Thurman and Mr. Conk-
ling were great friends. Thev used
to go up to the Hot Springs in Vir
ginia for their rheumatism when
ootn were in the senate, ana enjoy
themselves hugely. Judge Thur
man wouiu otten say, "Uonkiing is
'righry good company when he
chooses." A scene once occurred
between them in the Senate
that is perhaps the most graphic
and graceful instance of the retort
courteous 011 record. It isn't a new
story, by any means, but it is true,
and is a first-rate story, too Mr,
Conk imir was one dav making a
speech, during which he repeatedly
turned to Judge I hurman and ad
dressed remarks to him. Thev were
not always of a very gratifying
nature, and Judge L hurman, who
is a peppery old gentleman, at last
lost his temper:
"Does the Senator from New
lork, he roared, "expect me to
answer him every time he turns to
For a monent Mr. Conkling he
fated, and everybody expected a ter-
rittic explosion. 1 hen, with an air
of exquisite courtesy he replied:
"When I speak of the law I turn
to the Senator of Ohio as the Mus
sul man turns ' to ward Mecca.
turn to him as I do to the 'English
common law, as the world s most
copious fountain of human juris
J he .Democrats gave a rousing
cheer, and Judge Thurman walked
over to the .Republican side and
shook hands with Conkling.
Urn in Foiled hy an Unarmed Man
A Fargo ( Dakota ) letter gives the
experience of a Montana miner who
was pui'sued by a bear, and took to
a tree. "We quote from the narrator'
account: "The bear wanted to keep
me company, for he got to the foot
of the tree by the time J had gair.ee
a limb six feet from the ground
The tree was just about snmll enough
for the fellow "to climb, and he triec
his claws on the bark as high as he
could reach. I was in a bad fix and
no way to help my sell . I couldn'
use a knife for I had none, but good
luck and a happy thought helped me
I had a canteen of kerosene oil sus
pended around my neck, which I
thought would make his eyes smart
and drive him away. The oil had
no effect on the eyes if it managed
to get in them, for the miserable
brute continued to look up at me
and seemed to grin. Then another
idea got into my head. I had a fresh
box of matches, and if I could set
fire to the oil that I poured over the
bear's head the battle was won. X
made several attempts to. drop the
burning matches on the oils hair of
the bear, but thelucifers either went
out or missed the mark. I had no
paper but I managed to tear a piece
of lining out of my vest, and getting
a limb almost three feet long, fast
ened the rag to it, set fire to the rag,
and with more satisfaction than I
ever did anything since, lowered the
burning rag at the end of the stick
until within about three feet of the
bear's oil soaked head and let it drop.
In about one second I was enjoying
all the fun to myself, and the other
feilow was in trouble. The oilin
stantly took fire and the blaze from
the burning hair was somet hing troodjing a story. Ibe siory was half
for one in my place to gaze at. TheJ
animal was surprised beyond the
limit of any bear's imagination.
1, 1: 141
iiwwiui nn-ii up nein iut" paivs,
to rub the burning head to get burnt
for their trouble, followed by anoth -
er howl ; then down went the nose
into the dirt, but no relief, when
with a terrible howl the bear made
a rush through the brush
mountain out of sight,"
THE PADGETT'S MAIL.
After the Stage
"Anything here for Mister Aholiab
"Hain't? That's quare. Did ye
tv i,; -f,. i,:. "
1 UI IJ"L1111J 1U1 111111.
"Ner fer Rebecca Eliza Padgett?
"Nothing for vou."
"Well, that do beat all! That one
m the yailer-buit enwelop am t ter
me, is it? My brother Ben, heallers
uses yaller enwelopes, an' I thought
t looked like his handwrite; an
t's time he writ agin, tho' he ain't
reg'lar 'bout writin' cause yon see
"No'm, it ain't for you."
'It haint? I reckoned sure I'd
git a letter to-dav from mv sister
Marier what lives away out in Kan
sas; she writ last week that her old
man was a-lyin mighty sick, an' that
she d write agin an let us know how
he was comin' on. Ain't nothing
fer Melindy Jane Padgett, is they?
She thought sure she'd git a
"Nothing for her."
"Well, I'm beat! Melindy said she
knowed there be one for her. Noth-
111 tor lobias l augett.
"No'm, nothing for any of the
Padgett's, I said."
"Not for Ilannev Lmmeline?
"Ner for Cephas J. Padgett?"
"Didn't I say"
"You didn't look fer Misses
Ketney Angel ine Padgett, did you?
Shes my sister-in-law, and she
come out as we driv by an s.nd tor
us to ask for her, cause "
I told vou plainly that there
was no letter for any of the Pad-
And after the sunbonnet vanishes
from the window it appears again,
and she says:
"I f ergot ter ask fer Susan Ship-
man Padgett. Anything for her?
Where Flies go in Winter.
Some one has asked where do flies
go in the winter. This is a question
of some iuterest,for the natural his
tory of a house fiy is born fully
grown and" of mature size, and that
tfiere are no little flics of the same
species, the small ones 00 asionally
observed being different in kind from
the large ones. The house fly does
not lay eggs, but extrudes living
larvse, which, go through the usual
transformations in heaps of decayed
garbage and rubish thrown out from
houses. It does not bite or pierce,
the skin, but gathers its food, by a
comb or rake or brush like tongue,
with which it is ablo to scrape the
varnish from covers of books, and
it thus tickles the skin of persons
upon which it alights to feed upon
the prespiration. A fly is a scaven
ger, and is a vehicle by which conta
gious diseases are spread It pois
ons wounds, and may carry de.idly
virus from decaying organic matter
into food. It retires from the sight
at the beginning of winter, but
where it goes few persons know. If
a search of the houso is made they
will be found in pi-eat numbers se
creted in wane places in the roof or
between the partition or floors.
Last winter we had occasion to ex
amine a roof and found around the
chimney myriads of flies hibernating
comfortably and sufficiently lively to
fly when disturbed "in overpower
ing clouds." No doubt this is a
favorite winter resort for these
creatures. Wilmington Messenger,
How Cleveland Takes the Xew When
He Receives ominations.
"When the news reached the "White
House that President Cleveland had
been nominated, he was sitting in
his private office consulting with
Gen. Fainsworth, of Albany, and
two other gentlemen from New
York. The information of ins nom
ination was carried in by Col.
Lamont, who was in the telegraph
office at the time the dispatch arriv-r
ed, It was a dispatch unsigned,
but only a bulletin from the West
ern Union. The President read it
slowly, passed it over to Gen. Faros
worth and then the general passed it
around to the other gentlemen.
Nothing was said upon the subject.
He took it as a matter of fact and pro
ceeded to discuss the question which
he had been considering when Col.
Lamont handed bun the telegram.
It was then about half past 1 o'clock.
He made no reference whatever to
the action of the convention. He
received the news of his nomination
in a manner similar to that in which
he did his nomination in 1833 for
Governor. At the thne he received
that message he was,standing in aJ
crowd in ai estauraat in Buffalo tell-
finished when he opened the tele
gram, lie real it, lol led it up and
I r .1 .1 4.1, L I I
l' --'. ami,,, auu wutfiif
bo 1 f.tfinicbr,,! If ;r,T.,..v,.l I.:,
! ui.muui.uhu h imunutu "'
; inenas vuat ne naa been nominated
' for Governor. Washington Spec'al
to St. Louis Republic
I he Pi02Te.?ie Farmer
:ne farmer sav
there are ssi Farmers' Alliances in
A Xew Postal Regulation.
Postmaster General Don. M, Dick
inson has issued a notice to all post
masters that ie President has ap
proved the act which, among other
things, provides as follows; "An I
all matter otherwise mailable bylaw
upon the envelope or outside cover
or wrapper of which, or postral card,
upon which indecent, lewd, lacivious,
obscene, libellous, scurrilous, or
threatening delineation, epithets,
terms, or language, reflectsug i in
juriously upon the character or con
duct of another, may be written or
printed, are hereby declared to be
r.on-mailable matter, and slwll not
be conveyed in themail, nor be de
livered fiom any posstoffice nor by
auy letter carrier ; and any person
who shall knowingly deposit or
cause to be deposited for mailing or
delivery anything declared by thia
section to be non mailable matter,
and any person who shall knowingly
take the same oi cause the same to
be taken from the mails, for the pur
pose of circulating or disposing of,
or of aiding in the circulation or
disposition of the same, shall bo
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and
shall, for each and eveiy offence be
fined not less than one hundred dol
lars nor more than five thousand
dollars, or imprisoned at hard iabur
not less than one year nor more than
ten years, or both, at the discretion
of the court,"
Postmasters are notified that un
der this act such matter will be treat
ed precisely as obscene matter ia
treated under the provisions of sec
tion 3.0, Postal Laws and Regula
tion. Any postal card or any other
matter upon the envelope or outside
cover of which appears anything
which reflects injuiiously upon the
person addressed, or any one else.
or upon his character or conduct,
or is plainly calculated and iuteaded
to injure his feelings or reputation,
or bring him into discredit, or which
threatens him, will be excluded.
Anything in the nature of an offen
sive or threatening dun apparent
upon an envelope, outside cover, or
postal card, or conveying the sug
gestion that such dun is enclosed,
will bo excluded as non-mailable
under this act. The attention of
postmnsters is called in this connec
tion to sections .81 and 527 of the
Postal Laws aud Regulations as ap
plicable. As to mailability, the post
master, if he deems any case doubt
ful, will submit it to tho depart
ment. Lincoln Last Laugh.
On the night of April 14, 18C5.. says
the Washington Chronicle, Mr. Liu
coin,, accompanied by his wife, Miss
Harris, and Maj. Rathbone, of Alba-
j ny, N, Y., was occupying a box at
Ford's theatre, in the city of Wash
ington. The play wras "Our Ameri
can Cousin," jwith Sothern in the
principal role. Mr. Lincoln was en
joying it greatly. Lee had surren
dered on. the 9th ; on the l:Jth the
war was evt ry where regarded as en
ded, and upon that day Secretary
Stanton had telegraphed to Gen.
Dix, G overnor of New York, request
ing him to stop the draft. Sothern
as Lord Dundreary was at his best.
Lh.coln was delighted. The lines
which care and responsibility had so
deeply graven on his brow were now
scarcely visible. Before leaving for
the theatre ho had pronounced it
the happiest day of his life. Ho
looked, indeed, as if ho now fully
realized the consummation of tho
long cherished and fondest aspira
tion of his heart. Ho was at length
the undisputed chief magistrate of
a confederation of Slates, constitut
ing the freest and most powerful
commonwealth of modern times.
At some period of the performance
Sothern appeared on the stags with
Miss Meredith, the heroine, on one
arm, and a wrap or shawl carelessly
thrown over the other. The latter
seated herself upon a garden lounge
placed on the stage near the box oc
cupied by the President cn this oc
casion. Lord Dundreary retreats 4
few paces from the rustic sao
when Miss Meredith, glancing lan
guidly at his lordship, exclaims:
"Me lord, will you kindly throw my
shawl over my shoulder ? There ap
pears to be a draught here!"' Soth
ern, at once comppiug with the re
quest, advanced with the mincing
step that immortaliaed him and
with a mrry twinkle of theeve and
a significant glance directed at Mr.
Lincoln, responded to the happy
impromptu: "You are mistaken.
Miss Mary, the draft has already
been stopped by order of the Presi
dent ?" This sally caused Mr. Lin
coln to laugh as few except himself
could laugh, and an outburst of
merriment resounded from all parts
of the house. It was Mr. Lincoln's
IffF II. it,- ! 1.
. . ... V "l'"'11
liUt lie i' likely
to live to see the
end of the Republican party. It is
worth living for. Charlotte Chron-.
j A telegraph line has been com
j pleted between Lenoir and Pattcr-
i son, Caldwell county.