II ELISHED EVERY FRIDAY BY
yr. P. ANTHONY & J. M. CROSS
i YEAS, CASH IN ADVANCE,
SIX MONTHS, -
CONCORD, N. C JULY 6,- 1S88.
mil VICTORY OVER HIGH PRICES!
II FIRST I Dl Of TBI
The undersigned once more comes to tha front and avows his determination
to lead all competitors in the good work of saving the people money and 6ur
flying them with a superior quality of
We are. "loaded to the muzzle," and if our btock is not speedily reduced
tliore is danser of an esplosion when we fire off, our big gun. Everybody
miivt 4,s;tninl from under. " for the bottom has dropped out of LOW PRICE
:n,i i' nnvLoilv o-phc rnnfrht when it falls, somebody is sure to get hurt. Now
rmnn vfiii one harcn 'm Imntprs. and if vou are close calculators and
know a gord thing when you see it, come and see me if you want to save money
by buying your '
Dry Goods, Hals, Boots and Shoos,
BY GEORGE COOPER.
Though lost in the whilpool of pas
sion, Though high in the pathway to
"VVheD hopes of our innocent childhood
Have melted away to a name;
One thought, like a gem amid ruins,
Y ill dazzle our eyes with its ioy.
And bring back the sweet words she
"You'll think of your mother my
You'll think of thatr love that she
You'll sigh for the sweet good-night
The eyes with their meek, loving
And whether life's pathway be
Cy T-nlVil nf aaoVt rl-m A rf inrr
Your heart back to her still will
You'll think of your mother, my
Wherever the smiles of a mother
Have lightened a heart of its care.
God's blessing has hallowed that
A glimpse of sweet uevaen is
Though further the years jure us
They cannot her mem'ry destroy
In silence and tears all unbidden,
lou 11 think of your mother, my
G noeiies, 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 Detore caniug on
1 S. Thanking you for past favors, I hope by fair dealing and reasonable
pices to merit a continuance of the same.
I would intorm the ladies of Con
oud and surrounding country that I
have opened a new
At ALLISON'S CORNER , where
thev will find a woll selected stock of
Hats and Bonnets
Ribbons, Co'lars, Corsets, Bustles,
Hue-hit) r. Vcilinz. Scc, which will be
soil cheap for CASH.
Give me a call.
Dr. F. M. Henderson
Havins returned from Texas, ten
ders his professional services to the
citizens of Concord and vicimty. Al.
calls left at Fetzer s Drug Store
will be promptly attended to. jnl-t
A. H. PROPST,
Architect asi Contractor
A SPLEXDID ELOPEMENT.
BY JULIAN it AGNUS.
I had loved Bella f f moTe than a
ear When I say that I was over
twenty-five my readers of the sterner
sex will, I am sure, be impressed by
Bella had money. Not that this
tiad, of course, anything to do with
, t t i.; l i.
my extraordinary uevouou, uut
servWl f rr a time to be the barrier to
m,r hnrminess. T first met and fell Plaining that she was at night to get
a victim to Bella's charms when her uape, awacn uto
mother was alive. Her father had ner dstead, and slide down into
then been dead several years. The m? waitinS arms which would be as
.1.1 in.lv fnnV to me. I have a nack near as the doSs wld let them. On
" J . . Ui,n;u a i i-- j.
nf rn.tfin.ron with old lad es. This biie was to
;a Q v,re nAfnl mft when thev are slSual a certain way with a candle
" " "" o - j
one escape for $20 and no trouble
"You will? I'm your oyster."
I unfolded my plot, and found a
sympathetic listener. He was to go
up to Bella's uncle's house and try
to sell an escape. Of course, we
knew that would be perfectly hope
less. So, after being rebused, he
was to insist on leaving one on trial
for a week or two until he came
around again. He also was to try
and smuggle a letter to Bella, ex-
well off, and are the mothers of
lovely daughters. I advise all young
men to cultivate it. The mam point
is always to be more . attractive to
the mother than the daughter.
is well to throw in occasional re
marks about the apparent degeneracy
of the age and allude to the superior
constitutions and characters of the
at the window.
The peddler started off, and soon
returned, having been successful in
getting the letter to Bella, and
jt having given an exhibition of how
to use the escape. For several
nignts i waited in vain tor the sig
nal, but at last it was given. I did
not hear the dogs about, and I
gently crept near under the window.
Plans and specifications of build
ings made in any style. All con
tracts for buildings faithfully car
ried out. Office in Catoii's building,
up stairs. 13
For Sale Cheap,
A SFv'OXD HAND
Mks. MOLL IE ELLIOT.
CHEAP FOR CASH AT
M. E. CASTOR'S
I do not sell for cost, but for a small
profit. Come and examiue my line of
Old furniture repaired.
12 M. E. CASTOR.
Having Qualified as administrator
of Erwin Allman, deceased, all per
sons owing said estate are hereby
notified that they must make imme
diate payment or suit wiltbe brought
All persons having claims against
said estate must present them to the
uinlr.-rsijned, duly authenticated, on
or before the 15th day of June. 18S9,
or this notice will bo plead in bar of
OKO. C. HEGLER, Adm'r.
By W. M. S:iitii, Atto. T22 Gw
with a capacity
in good runnin
for twe've passengers,
g order. Call at this
Having qualified as Administrator
de bonis non of th estate of Jas. S.
Parker, dee'd, 11 persons indebted
to said estate are hereby notified to
make prompt paymeut ; and all per
sons having claims against said estate
must present the same for payment on
or before the 4th day of May,
1 889, or this notice will be pleaded in
bar of their recovery.
Adm'r de bonis non.
By W. G. Means, At
May 4. 1888.
This valuable Remedy is adapted to
the following diseases arising from an
impure blood. Eruptive and Cutan
eons diseases, St. Anthony's Fire, Pim
pies. Tetter, Ringworm, 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 protectioa from attacks
that originate in changes of climate and
season. For sale at Fetzer's Drug
THE KAFFIR CORN.
I still 1:
Ci ;ii union
een on hand a Rtock of
Mower Repairs. My J
o: J cu -towers will find meat the old
tand, Allison's corner. I
This crop was cultivated very large
ly iu some sections of the South the
past year with great success. It hould
be sown or planted early in spring,
when required lor forage, sorv 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 to the quality of the
soil. When the grain turns white,
clip the heads, and other heads will
come ; this ensmes the largest yield of
grain. It gives the best res alts by
cutting the first growth for forage
when in early bloom, and letting the
second growth yield both grain and
forage late in fall. If forage only is
desired, the seed may be drilled light
ly bi tie furrow. It withstands
drought and is particularly adapted to
the thin land of the Cotton Belt section.
The grain when greund mnkes excel
lent food for stock, and equal to flour
for bread. Trice per lb -5 cts ; 5 les.
1.00 For sale at
FEIZE v'S DRUG STORE.
reigned Deatb and Was Buried.
Col. Musser relates and interest
ing incident or, army experience
which ' occurred while he was in
command of the post of Washing
ton. Ark., in the summer of 1864
The story, as related, is told by
Federal otiicer, a prisoner in camp
to Capt. Jas. T. Otey of the Eight
Missouri Infantry. Lieut. Boren
was a Federal officer in an Ohio
and had fallen into the
of Dick Tavlor about the
time of Banks' Red River expedi
tion. Becoming weary of capthity,
he planned with several of his fellow-prisoners
ti scheme by which at
least one of their members might
make his escape. Whiskey poker
was played to determine which one
should be given the first chance.
Lieut. Boren won. In accordance
with the scheme agreed to, he
feigned death, was buried by his
comrades in a shallow grave, and
succeeded in making his resurrec
tion after the departure of the Con
federates and companions. The de
serted grave was discovered during
the same day by some loiterers about
the camping-place and the ruse
"dropped onto," and reported to the
cammandment at Marshfield, La
who immediately set a pack of
! bloodhounds to track the fugitive.
After the trail was struck all of
these but one were called off. Thi
one continued the pursuit, and at
the third day overtook and treed the
lieutenant in the dense woods near
Washington, Ark. -The hound
guarded the tree for three days and
three nights, until the soldiers, who
took their time in the pursuit, ar
rived and again took charge of the
well-nigh starved fugitive. St.
The Paper Chemise.
The paper fabric will actually
take the place of genuine cloth to a
slight extent in the forthcoming
summer toilets. A modification of
what we used to call Fedora fronts
is in fashion. -But .the rather
startling novelty about it is that the
chemisette, or at least a portion of
it disclosed between the front edges
of the jacket, is composed of paper,
stamped and cut in imitation of lace
and embroidery. This innovation
was premeditated to the extent that
orders were sent to China more than
a year ago for the manufacture of
the stuff in the fibrous sort of paper
produced only in that country. Thus
it is that the masculine example of
paper collars and cuffs has been
followed in an idealized manner, by
a feminine acceptance of paper
chemisettes. The paper looks ex
actly like soft, unlaundered linen,
and is quite tough enough, it is well
to say, to prevent any easy accidents
in the way of rents. Patterns are
ingenious imitations; not only of
plain, fine muslin, but of lace. That
is timely, because there is a ten
dency to use lace more generously
with demi-toilcttes for the after
noon. Some ladies are returning
to the handsome real laces so long
laid aside, while the merchants still
find their best profit in the fine
,hand-woven imitation laces so long
popular. Gauze3, net, blond and
silk muslins, together with ribbons,
are combined with frills and jabots
of lace in plastrons, vests and fichus
of various kinds. New York Sun,
All was working smoothly for It as opened,
Bella and me. when cruel fate, in
1.1. . 1 . A A noilrirfl
iiie snape ui it uiiiuxvcix vui-nv,
crushed the mother under its J ug-
gernautian wheels. We prosecuted
the driver, and an intelligent jury,
"Are you there, Bella?" I whis
"You're not afraid, dear?"
"Not verv. I've tied the end
largely influenced by the wealth of around the bedstead, and don't think
tV.o r:ir mmmnv. decided that it can slip out of the loops. Have
pedestrians have no riffhts which you a buggy waiting?"
car-drivers are bound to respect. "Yes, dear; at the first turn of the
It turned out that by her father's road
will Bella, iu the event of her "Very wed. I am going to. ... try
mother's death was, until her tweu- now. Oh!"
ty-first year, to be placed under the bhejiad lannched herself off from
cmnriliAnahin of an uncle, who was the side and was descending beau ti
ts x - - ..
farmer in Vermont. This same fully.
uncle was an admirable specimen of "Don t come too fast, dear. Use
- - - i . i j t i
Hip tvn cal Vermonter. He could me cnecK rope u you reel v0n are
freeze to the chance of making a coming too quickly."
dollar harder than a lobster's claw She had got to the second floor,
to a small boy's investigating finger, when there was an unaccountable
He had two great hulking sons, and stoppage.
!u. Perhaps it was better for
him that I did not. He never called
for his machine. Possibly he had
heard something about the story in
I don't know that there is any
more to this tale except never to use
a rope fire-escape for an elopement.
There must have been something
prophetic in the instinct of. the
old soug, when he wrote:
When a lady elopes
Down a ladder of ropes,
She may go to Hong Kong for me.
Why Housekeeping is "Just Iovely.'
"How do you like housekeeping,
my dear?" inquired Mrs. Matron of
"Oh, it's just lovely! Charley
thinks it's delightful! It's such
pleasant change, he says, from
boarding house fare, and he just
raves ovei my cookinsr. I love to
plan and prepare our little meals
Do stay for tea. You really must
It won't inconvenience me in the
least. All I'll have to do will be to
lay another plate. 1 have every
thing all ready and will only have to
speak to our girl and tell her there
is to be one extra."
And when she sp'vke to the girl
she said: "Run around to the
baker's and get a dozen fresh rolls, a
pound of assorted cakes and some
lady fingers. And stop at the gro
cer's and get some canned beef; and
Itntes of AdVcrtiHinff 1
One square, one insertion, $ 00
One square, one month, L I 05
One square, two months, 2 00
One square, three months, 2 50
One square, six months, 5 00
Une square, one year, 9 00
get some cold tongue at the dili-
determined that Bella should marry
one or the other. Indeed he believ
ed he was acting most kindly in j
giving her a choice instead or m
sisting on her taking the first-born.
When old Green found out that I
had come into the neighborhood and
was hanging about the premises, he
sternlv warned me off, and even
hinted at the fierceness and number
"What's the matter?" I cried.
"It won't move."
"Shake the rope."
"Looen the check."
"It is quite loose."
"Try to pull up a bit."
"I can't; I'm stuck fast."
"Let me shake the rope."
"Try. Oh! oh! It's no use; it
of the dogs which populated his won t move.
vard at nisrht I took his word for
the doirs it was about the onlv
thing I would have taken it for.
Bella was virtually a prisoner.
The old farm house was three
stories high, a very unusual thing
in that part of the country and she
was locked in at nisrht in her room
on the top floor With great diffi
cuky I managed to get one or two
letters to her; but so closely was she
watched and guarded during the
day that speech with her was nn
. - - t -1 mi
DOsiule. l was in despair, mere
"Can't vou slip out of the loop
and slide down the rope? I'll catch
"No, I cannot; I'm sitting in them
and I can't get out. Oh, what's to
"I'll try and climb up and see."
Bella sat dangling, in the air, like
Mohammed's coffin, between heaven
I tried to climb, but the rope was
not half an inch thick, and I slip
ped back. Then came the tragic
sequel. Thereof something behind,
was yet a year to run before she and a bull-dog seized me in the part
Inim relpnsp from this .msir- which had been- the nearest to him
Ji'.mslim. Was there no means of as he approached. I have heard
While I was pondering over this
question in the little hotel where 1
had now been staying some weeks, I
heard a stransre voice addressed to
the proprietor in loud tones, and I
distinctly heard the words "portable ward. If any of my male readers
doubt this assertion let him get f
bull-dog and try.
Other dogs began to give tongue,
soldiers being riddled with bullets,
or almost cut and thrust to piecas
bv swords and bavonets who have
still advanced upon the enemy. I
don't believe they could have done
it with a bull-dog hanging on rear-
Lights were seen
moving in the house.
"Go!" she cried. "Thev will
vou if they find you."
''But I cannot leave vou, Bella."
fire-escape." Instantly an inspira
tion flashed through my mind. I
ioinfd the party, and in doing so
heard these words:
"It's just the simplest thing in the
world. A two-year old babe couldn't
hurt itself. No, sjr, it 'ud like to
have one for a pity thing, and 'ud
amuse itself all day hauling itself I must admit this was not true.
to the top of the house and . lettin' was leading her in small portions
itself 1 own ao-ain. Thev're so lifrht down the dog s throat, and I felt
and easy that when folks don't want I must run away.
escapes I often sell them as baby- "Go! Save yourself
jumpers. Jest try one; it's only By a convulsive effort I hook off
$4.50. Make it for you as an ad- the dog, a considerable portion of
vertisement, bein' vou keeps a hotel, my trousers and a couple of good
and von'd onfrht to have one for the monthfuls of my anatomy, and
protection of your guests." bounded over a'fence and up a tree,
"Guess not. My place is only two From there I watched the triumph-
stnriVs lnVh: and if we have a fire, ant Vermonters haul Bella into a
thev could jump out or burn, just as second story window. Then they
they durn please." And the careful came out, and with much crying and
swearing began looking for me. I
am haypy to say they were unsuc
cessful. About two hours afterward
I ventured to limp home.
Bella never tried to elope again.
She remained proof against all the
arguments of her uncle and the
a man to hurt himself much if he'd ; charms af the Green Mountain boys,
roll off the roof, and a Vermonter 'and when she became legally her
'ud sooner take chances on his life1 own mistress she became mine le
than spend a dime, any day." j gaily too.
"I'll tell you how you can sell i Never saw that fire-escape man
catessen store, and a jar of raspber
ry preserves and some tarts I guess
that will be all we want but the tea
and you can make that."
Volcano in Washington Teroitory.
The great snow-peak mountain of
St. Helena, in Lewis county, Wash
ington Territory, is smoking. Gray
ish smoke or steam can be plainly
seen issuing from the south side,
near the summit of the lofty moun
tain, and observations through
strong glasses are convincing that
the smoke comes from the lofty
peak. These volcanic indications
cause much comment and a feeling
of general uneasiness at Winlock
and neighborhood. Virginia (Nev.)
Woman in the South.
The mother was the power in
every household. Indeed it waslit-
era'.ly her home, very often her prop
erty. A New England tourist ex
pressed to the wiiter his surprise to
a "discovery he had made in the
townshe had visited. Saidh?: "It's
always Mrs. A', Mis.B's home; I am
invited to Airs. J s home: l never
hear of her husband's house. I really
think I have found the land of wo
man's rights after all. Men have
offices, stores, plantations, etc.,
but the woman have the homes.-1'
And the management of this home
included every detail of domestic
life, as the mistress looked well to
the ways of her houshold; from
bieakfast the guests were dismissed
to the drawing room or out-door
sports, while wita her own hands
she washed the best china and silver
before she r; joined them. The ne
cessities of children, the wants of
slaves, requirements of visitors, the
attention due her husband, made her
a guide, a counsellor, a legislator in
one-the wise matron who sees and
improves opportunity, the gontle
Portia whose judgment and affection
saves both Shylock and Antonio.
Thus in no metaphor, but, in plain
prose, was woman the vital breath of
the Southern home. The idea, so
prevalent amorg many who ought
to know better, that she neither
desired nor was capable of g.eater
mental development than "was de
manded for the comprehension and
enjoyment of a sensational novel,
appears sufficiently absurd when we
realize that the supposed reasons
for self-indulgence were the prime
causes of ceaseless anxiety and
A Beautiful Incident.
The noble missionary Moffat tells
a beautiful story. He ?ays: 'Tn ono
of my early journeys I came, with
my companions, to a heatheu village
on the banks of Orange river. We
had traveled far, and were hungry,
thirsty and fatigued; but the people
rather roughly directed us to halt at
a distance. We asked for water but
they would not supply it. I offered
the three or four buttons left on my
jacket for a little milk, but was re
fused. We had the prospect of an
other hungry night, at a distance
from water, though within sight of
a riv9r. When twilight grew on, a
woman approached from the height
beyond which the village lay. She
bore on her head a bundle of wood
and had a vessel of milk in her hand.
The latter, without opening her
lips, she banded us, laid down the
wood, and returned to the village.
A second time she approached with
a cooking vessel on her head and tt
leg of muttcn in one hand and water
in the other. She sat down without
saying a word, prepared the fire and
put on the meat. "W e asked her
again and again who she was. She
remained silent until we affection
ately entreated her to give a reason
for such unlookcd for kindness to
strangers. Then the tears rolled
i , . i
aown ner same c-neecs, ana sue re
plied: 'I love Him whose you are,
and surely it is my duty to give 3ro:i
a cup of cold water in His name. My
heart is full; therefore I can't speak
the joy I feel in seeing you in this
out-of-the-world place.' On learn
ing a little of her historj and that
she was a solitary light burning in a
dark place, I asked her how she
kept up the light of God in her soul
in the entire absence of the com
munion of saints. She drew from
her bosom a copy of the Dutch New
Testament, which she had received
from Mr. Helm when in his school
some years before. 'This said she,
'is the fountain whence I drink; this
the oil that makes my lamp burn.'
I looked on the precious relic
printed by the British and Foreign
Bible Society, and the reader may
conceive my jcy while we mingled
our prayers and sympathies togeth
er at the Throne of the Heavenly
A Colored Prisoner iu Florida.
The average negro sees no terror
in jail. It affords him a great deal
of fun, unless it be watermelon tim.
It is to him what going to the tea
shore is to the Coucasion, a relief
from toil and a season of rest most
thoroughly invoked. When Sambo
emerges from this forced, but no
less agreeable sequestration of tho
jail, he becomes an object of interest
to his friends of the house of Ham.
"When did ytu get out, Bill?"
said one of them to a fellow who had
just withdrawn a ten days' engage
ment with the city.
" 'Bout half an hour ago?"
"What sorter time like dye
"Fust rate; plenty to eat, nico
room to sleep in no one there to
bother me, so I slep' nigh all tho
time. Had a white man to wait on
me, too. Yes, sir, had a first -class
wrhite man ter bring me water, auj
kerry out my slops; I'm gwine in
again pretty soon ."
He seemed especial!- proud of tho
fact that he had a white man to wait
on him, and this fact greatly amused
his hearers. Ex.
Overtaxing His itrnfu.
Old Mrs. Bently "Did ye hear,
Josiah, that the young student who
has been boardin' at the Aendrickses
is very sick?"
Old Mr. Bently "Yes, I heerd
so; what's the trouble with him?''
Old Mrs. Bently "Studyin' too
hard, I s'pose. The doctor says he's
got information of the brain Epoch.
hotel-keeper strolled off.
"What have you there, my friend?"
I asked the stranger.
"A portable fire-escape. Simplest
thing in the world. But I was fool
ed to come to this section, anyhow.
There isn't a house high enough for
Tour "Left Hand in Your Pocket.
If your real swells want to be really
English they must carry their
respective left hands buried to the
wrist in their respective left trousers
pockets. Ali the dudes in town have
taken to doincr it, and every chappie
on Fiith Avenue after theWednesday
matinees this weekjwas actually lop
sided with the exertion of reaching
the very bottom seam of his left
trousers pocket. If you can let the
tips of the fingers of a pair of tan
colorcd gloves be seen in juxtaposi
tion to your left cuff just at the
mouth of the pocket you will thereby
proclaim yourseii one oi v ale a t
strictest adherent1?, ye know. Don't,
as ycu value your reputation for
swellishnessput your right hand in
your light pceket, for this is as
much a breach of cood form as it
used to be to carry your gloves with ;
the fingers pointing aft instead of;
forward. New York Mail and Ex- i
It was one of those "cold spells''
which have visited U3 frequently
this summer, and they have met,
quite in a premeditated way, on tho
"What are you going to do . this
evening?"' she asked, turning the
batteries of two beautiful eyes upon
"Oh, I suppose I'll stay at home
and hug the stove," he answered,
"Come up to our house," tdie said
sweetly, in a suggestive voice.
And the beating of their own
hearts was all the round they heard.
Detroit Free Press.
Mr. Simmons has secured an ap
propriation of 20,000 for a meea'
emized road from Newborn to the
National Cemetery. The bill has
passed both Houses of Congress, and
be approved 1
Colonel Edward Summer of S;tn
Franchco is said to be the oldest
living Free Mason. He is 02 year
old and has been a Mason for