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CONCORD, N. C., JULY 20, 1888.
GREAT VICTORY OVER HIKE PRICES!
THE FIRST B G DEAL OF THE
The undersigned once more comes to tha
to leadallcompehtorsinthegood work of
plying them with a superior quality of
We are "loaded to the muzzle," and
there is danger of an explosion when we
must "stand from under," for the bottom has dropped out of LOYV PRICES, built the house on his own plan.
and if anbody gets caught when it falls, somebody .s sure to get hurt. Now Whm gugie trfed fco dimb tWairB
upen your rjes, uargum uuuirrs, aim
know a go1 d thing when you see it, come
by buying yonr
Groceries, provisions and other articles
which cannot be purchasod elsewhere of
t. Ion t sell Your country produce before
P. S. Thanking you for past favors, I
pices to merit a continuance of the same.
I 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 selecrea stock of
Hats and Bonnets
Ribbons, Co'lars, Corsets, Bustles,
Rucbiug. Veiling, &c, which will be
sold cheap for CASH.
Give me a call.
Mrs. MOLLIE ELLIOT.
CHEAP FOB CASH AT
M. E. CASTOR'S
HOMADE COFFINS.ALL KINDS
I do not sell for cost, but for a small
profit. Come and examine my Hue of
Old furniture repaired.
12 M. E. CASTOR.
Havinsr Qualified as administrator
of Erwin Ailman, deceased, all per
sons owing said estate are hereby
notified that they must make imme
diate payment or suit will be brought
All n Arsons havinsr claims against
said estate must present them to the
undersigned, duly authenticated, on
or hefore the 15th dav of June. 1889,
or this notice will be plead in bar of
GEO. C. HEGLER, Adm'r.
By W. M. Smith, Atto. T22 6w
Dry Goods, Bats, Boot w Sloes,
HI 1 1 U
Eton Sit:, Bureaus,
Burial Cases, Caskels. &e.
I still keep on hand a stock of
Champion Mower Repairs. My
old customers will find "me at the old
stand, Allison's corner.
nl-tf C. R. WHITE,
front and avows his determination
saving the people money aod sun-
if our s.tock is not speedily reduced
fire off our big gu. Everybody
11 you are ciose cuicuiaiors ana
and see me if you waut to save money
of home use. A specialty on flour
the sama grade as cheap as I will sell
1R- A. BE,0"W"lsr.
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Having returned from Texas, ten-
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citizens of Concord and vicinity. All
calls left at Fetzer's Drusr Store.
will be promptly attended to. jnl-tf
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Architect and Contractor.
Plans and specifications of build
ings made in any style. All con
tracts for buildings faithfully car
ried out. Office in Catou s building,
up stairs. 13
For Sale Cheap,
A SECOND HAND
with a capacity for twelve passengers,
in good running order. Call at this
Havinsr Qualified as Administrator
de bonis non of th estate of J as. S.
Parker, dee'd, all persons indebted
to said estate are hereby notified to
ma uruuipi payment , aim an per
sons having claims against said estate
musi present tne same i-r payment on
or oerore ine m aay or iuay,
1889, or this notice will be pleaded in
bar of their recovery.
Adm'r de bonis non.
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May 4. 1888.
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fn order to close out my stock of
Hats. Bonnets, Ribbons, jb'lowers.
&c, I will offer great inducements
to purchasers until the same is dis
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THE HOUSE THAT JOE BUILT.
BY MBS. M. L. RAYNE.
When Joe BarEtow married Susie
Eddy everybody said it was a very
It certairly was,1 so far as appear
ances go. J oe was six foot two m
I ches in his stockings, while Susie
was not more than four two, in her
j highest high heels.
These were physical attributes.
Their mental and moral features
were equally dissimilar.
Joe never thought of anybody but
himself. Susie thought of every-
body else first.
'I hov wnvo mnrricrl and .t. nncp
vrtoair. ; t,0,v nm
home, ina house that Joe built on
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LUKJ V TV U IVVi
Its very curious to watch the evo
lutions of a man with one idea, Em
merson says that as soon as wo al
low ourselves to be dominated by
one idea we become insane. So Joe
must have been insane to begin with
His own idea was himself.
Being abnormally tall he had
she had to swing herself up by the
She could not. reach a shelf or .a
mantle in the house even on her tip
toes. They were just the height for
Joe, but unfortunately he was not to
do the house work.
The furniture had been bought af-
ter the same model. Sue's feet dan-
gled in the air when she sat up on
nnA nf thA chairs
I am clad I learned to ride horse-
bacK, she said one aay. x can
mount the chairs and sofas in that
Joe had built his house with
basement kitchen because he liked
it It had neyer occurred to him to
say anything about it to Susie. He
had plenty of tend but he preferred
his own ground plan tall and nar-
row. o the poor gui spert most
of her time under ground.
How do you get the dishes on the
pantry shelves? asked a friend one
day. Joe didn't believe in keeping
Oh. that's easy enough if I don'
miss! answered Sue cheerfully.
jump, and the dish goes right into
its place; it is harder getting them
down, I miss so often.
Sue acquired a springy motion
from this exercise that alarmed her
friends. .They thought she had the
St. Vitus' dance.
Between the two rooms on the
ground floor in which they lived
mostly, were two steps, Joe had
put them there, he said, because it
seemed to make the parlor more im
A kind of three room, one of Sue's
friends Joe hadn't any of his own
When Sue was taken down with
nervous prostration from overwork,
the doctor asked what those steps
Mostly for ornament, Joe answer
ed with placid contentment.
PeoDle make a erreat mistake m
hmldint? one room that much higher
than another, said the doctor in a
grave tone. I would rather my wile
should climb a whole flight of stairs
than jolt every few moments over
those two steps. You should have
let your wife plan the house.
It never hurt me! said Joe stolid
ly. I step right over them.
But it nearly killed your wife!"
answered the doctor curtly.
When Susie was better the doctor
told Joe to take her on trip be was
about to make to California.
She can't stand the tiaveling, said
Joe in a convinced tone, It wears
Then let her take a sea voyage
with that uncle of hers, the captain.
She'll be seasick. I always am,
Well, you must do something to
give her strength or she won't live
till spring, urged the doctor.
She needs building up, said Joe
thoughtfully, as he seemed to study
The next day he gave Sue a sur
prise. Ive bouerht you a present bue, he
"aid, with one of his sbw smiles. Its
your birthday and I haven t forgot
He had never given her a present
since they were married; the house
and lot were in his own name.
Oh, you dear good Joe! Ive often
thought Joe said his wile with a
little sob, that it was kind of queer
you didn't ever make me a present.
Didn't I give you myself? asked
her self-satisfied lord.
Yes, dear; but what have you
for me now? In that great package?
It must be something very nice!
It is a whole lot of Pride of the
West cloth, to make up into shirts
for me against I'm back home again.
Ain't I good provider, hey, nowV
Joe went to California, but before
he returned Susie had taken a lon
I'm so tired, she said to her moth
er, the last night on earth, J've gone
on tip so long that I feel as if always
reaching ur after something, and
and it's so hard climbing stairs.
always climbing, climbing! O moth
er! it don't seem to me as if I would
want to go to Heaven if there will
be any tairs to climb.
When Joe came back there was a
package for him, just as Susie had
He opened it and found the set of
shirts neatly finished.' (and each one
marked with his name. ,
I'd I'd have built a house all on
one level without a pair of steps in
it if I'd known, be said, complain
ingly. I dare say I'd. a liked that
kind of a house myself when I got
used to it.
But Eusie was resting in a house not
made with hands.
Tbe TblrdPrrty mistake.
Rev. J. C. Rowe, a sensible Metho
dist preacher in the jjenoir xopicj
1. There are no reasonable grounds
of hope of success to the party.
Surelv not one of tlie candidates
expects to be elected. Belva Lock
wood's chances for election are al
most as good. No voter will expect
to save his vote if he casts it with
the Third Party. Some may vote
that ticket to "show their colors"
and that they may appear spunky,
but is it wise? The Third Party
vote will not measure the strength
of Prohibition in either the State or
Nation. Many true Prohibitionists
will not vote the ticket, because they
know their votes will be lost.
2. Local Ootion law. as we
have it, and as others may have it,
grants us all we ought to ask for at
present. Local option law in North
Carolina gives us the oppoitunity of
proving by actual experiment that
Prohibition is a social, moral and
financial benefit to the people. Anv
community, large or small, that de
sires to live under Prohibition can do
so by a vote of the majority. Other
States can have the same laws if they
- 3. If we had every office, State and
National, filled with Prohibitionists,
they could not render the cause any
better service. Prohibition must be
entrenched behind a much more fa
vorable public sentiment than exists
now, to control the Congress and
Legislature of our general and
State governments. What would the
mere fact of the President or Gov
ernor being a Prohibitionist amount
to, so far as the public weal is con
cerned? 4. A change of administration now
would be followed by great confu
sion. Now while the Third Party
cannot hope to elect its nominees it
may turn over the government to
Republican hands. The managers
of that party are shrewd enough to
know that much depends on thor
ough organination of the party and
they will see to it that no liepubli
cans vote the Third Party ticket
iEsop tells us in fable, "That a dog
was swimming the river with a piece
of beef in his mouth. He saw the
shadow of the beef and thinking
that it was a genuine piece of beef
much larger than the one he had, he
opened his mouth and grabbed at
the shadow and lost both substance
and shadow." Itls to be hoped that
Democrats will not be so fascinating
with the shadow before this Third
Party movement as to let go and lo3e
the present administration.
5. A change of administration
would be a loss " to all. Perhaps
no rresident ever had more
influence over Congress than Cleve
land. Certainly no one has ever had
more fully the confidence of the
public than he. A change of admin
istration now would very likely be
followed by a money panic. Men of
means would refuse to let out their
money to circulation or to invest in
building manufacturing establish
ments for lack of confidence in the
government. A money panic would
be the result and it would continue
nrobablv throueh the next four
. A v "
How will this strike the "old sol
diers" in North Carolina? J.CPritch
ard, tbe Republican candidate for
Lieut. Governor, while a member of
the Legislature voted against the
bill nensioniner ex-Confederate sol
diers. It is a small amount they get,
it is true, but he didn't want them to
have that little. A man who is no
better friend to the maimed and dis
abled Confederate veterans who
prefers seeing them die in poverty
and want in the county poor houses
of the State rather than allow them
the small sum the pension bill pro
vides can go before them asking their
votes with ill grace it seems to us,
IT WAS A FITXEKAY..
Bat Gen Harrison's Friends Thought
it was m Parade in his Honor.
On the Fourth of July while the
assembled guests at Gen. Harrison's
residence were awaiting the arrival
of the ratification committee an acci
dent occurred. The blinds had been
drawn to keep curious people from
ooking in. All was expectancy.
The hour had arrived, but the com
mittee came not. Suddenly the
strains of music were heard. The
Starry Flag was the air. The
sounds became distinct: the guests
were astir. Everybody thought it
was the committee coming, .headed
by a band. There were several young
ladies in the front parlor, and " one
of them, more venturesome than the
rest, went to a . window and lifting
the blind, slighly peered out.
"It is a colored band!" she said in
an undertone, but which was heard
by all assembled. "
"Oh," said the Rev. Dr.'McLeod,
"the colored folks are a loyal class,
and well they should be in this case,
after all that Gen. Harrison has done
The young lady looked again, and,
with keener interest than before,
said to those within hearing, ''There
is a procession of colored men.
Some of them belong to Gen. Har
rison's command, no doubt, suggest
ed a gentleman in the room.
"And they are wearing regalias,"
the young lady added as she looked
"They are a strange people," in
terposed a guest; "but I admire their
earnestness and sincerity. This is a
handsome comnliment to Gen. Har-
risou, now, isn't it?"
The procession was a long one and
now and then the young lady would
communicate something about it to
those who waited to hear. "They're
carrying a banner," came next.
Another tribune to Gen. Harrison
some one remarked.
"There's a hearse!" were the
words that suddenly fell upon the
ears of the guests, as the young lady
much chagrined, left her station at
the window and took a seat. It was
a colored funeral procession passing!
One of the members of a society
known as the Sisters of the White
Dove had died and was being borne
to her last resting place. The band,
of its solemn mission, or the propri
eties pf the occasion, had struck up
the "Starry Flag" on coming in
sight of Gen. Harrison's residence.
The colored parade had hardly gone
bv when the committee in carriage
arrived, and those in waiting at Gen.
Harrisons residence found something
to break the painful silence that had
ensued when the young lady disclos
ed the fact that a hearse was in sight.
South America Mosquitoes.
One of the pests of life in South
America is the ubiquitous mosquito,
which there attains such au enor-
mons size and venom that . his vie
tims are numbered by the scores. Not
Ions ago a herd of valurable cattle
taken from the United States to i
ranch upon the Magdalena River be
came so desperate under the attack
of the mosquitoes that they broke
from their stalls, jumped into the
water and were all drowned. Pas
sengers intending to make the voy
age usually provide themselves with
protection in the shape of mosquito
bars, head nets and thick gloves,
and when on deck are compelled to
tie their sleeves around their wrists
and pantaloons around their ankles.
Even these piecautions are not al
ways effective. Large as the insects
are they seem to have the power to
creep through the smallest crevice,
and it is often necessary to change
one's clothing four or five times
day on ther account. Day and night
they giveBthesensitie skinned trav
elers no rest. I have been solemnly
assured that very often when they
'have attacked a boat and driven its
captain and crew below they broken
the windows of the cabin by plung
ing in swarms against them and have
attempted to burst in the doors. Al
though this may be something of an
exaggeration it is nevertheless true
that frequently horses and cattle,
after the most frightful sufferings,
have died from mosquito bites on
board the vessels.
An Alaska Indian, sentenced to
the nenitentiarv for 99 years f or
murder, startled the judge by in
quiring if they proposed to keep
him alive that long, and would they
turn him out when he died.
Where Colors Come From.
A well known artist gave me some
curious information the other day
regarding the source from which the
colors one finds in a paint box are
derived. Every quarter of the globe
is ransacked for the material ani
mal, vegetable and mineral em
ployed in their manufacture.
From the cochineal insects are ob
tained the gorgeous carmine, as well
as the crimson, scarlet and purple
akes. Sepia is the inky fluid dis
charged by the cuttlefish to render
the water opaque for its concealment
Indian'yellow is from the camel.
Ivory black and bone black are made
out of ivory chips. The exquisite
Prussian blue is got by fusing horses
hoofs and other refuse animal mat
ter with impure potassium carbonate.
It was discovered by an accident. In
the vegetable kingdom are included
the lakes,' derived from roots, barks
and gums. Blueblack is from the
charcoal of the vinestalk. Lamp-
back is soot from certain resinous
substances. From the madder plant
whfehrows in Hindoostan, is man
ufactured turkey red. Gamboge
comes from the yellow sap of a tree,
which the natives of Siam catch in
Raw sienna is the natural earth
from the neighborhood of Sienna,
Italy, when burned it is burnt sienna,
Raw umber is an earth from Uni-
bria, and is also burned. To these
vegetable pigments may probably be
added India ink, which is said to be
made from burnt camphor. The
Chinese, who alone produce it, will
net reveal the secret of its composi
tion. Mastic, the base of the var
nish so called, is from the gum of
the mastic tree, indigenous to the
Grecian Archipelago. Bistre is the
soot of wood ashes. Of real ultra
marine but little is found in the
market. It is obtained from the
precious lapis lazuli, and commands
a fabulous price. Chinese white is
dnc, scarlet is iodide of mercury.
and cinnabar or native ermillon is
from quicksilver ore. Luckily for
the health of small children, as my
friend the artist remarked, the water
colors in the cheap boxes usually
bought for them have little or no
relation, chemically, to the real pig
ments they are intended to counter
feit. San Francisco Examiner.
Worrying the Cow.
When Henry Ward Beecher was a
young man he lived on a farm in tbe
outskirts of the city. Fences were
poor and straying cattle often gave
the family much annoyance.
"One day Henry, to his iuamese dis
gust, found a cow quietly resting in
the middle of the barn-floor. Wth
the accumulated indignation nroused
by numerous chases which theee
poachers of the highway had led him
by many tramplings across flower
beds and destruction of garden veg
etables, he drove her out and chased
her down the street. Comming in
hct aiid tired from his run, he threw
himeelf on the sofa, saying, "There,
I guess I ve taught one old cow to
know where she belongs." "What do
you mean?"said his father, looking
up apprehensively from his paper
Why, I found anothex- cow in the
barn, and I have, turned her out and
chase her clear 'down the street, and
I think sTi'e' will stay away now."
'Well." said, Dr. Beecher, "you have
done it. I have just bought that
cow. and I had to wade the Ohio
River twice to get her home; and,
after I have got safely into the barn,
you have turned her out. You have
doDe it now, and no mistake. "And
the chasing of that cow was renew
ed. mmt m tmr
Love and Honor
"All is honerable in love" is a
maxim entitled to more considera
tion for its ago than for its correct
ness. It is not truo that all things
are honorable in love. Here are two
young men, for instance, of good
standing, and standing equally well
in the estimation of the community.
Before all other things each desires
the hand of this girl ; they do not
believe merely, bat they both know
at least they think so that life will
be one continuous gloom without her
What a temtation to resort to every
means to win her favor.One of them
bfclievs that by falsely disparaging
rival he can achieve success. But
how base to resort to calumny even
though it would secure to him what
he esteems the greatest of human
prizes. Many a young man in such
a dilemma has acted on the most
generous and ohivalric sentiments,
even exaggerating the virtus ot his
competitor in love and beauty rather
than to run any risk of doing him
injustice. The true way to win in
love is to make your own merits
greatest in reality, rather than by
sounding your own praises too loudly.
The Three Prayers.
A Republican, a Democi at and a
Prohibitionist went up to the tem
ple to pray. The Republican stood
with his face toward heaven prayed:
"O Lord, we thank thee that we are
not like other men. We thank thee
first of all for the pure, incorrupti
ble, holy Republican party. We
thank tae that all Democrats are
liars and all Prohibitionists fools
and that we alone are good. We
have no special favors to ask, know
ing that to be consistant thou must
of necessity be with us.
Tne Democrat prayed thus: "O
Lord, thou knowest we do not often
bother thee with our .prayers; yet
there be a few things wherein thou
canst be of great use to us. Bless'
Cleveland, O Lord, but curse his
il service. Bless the Prohibition
ists in the North, but dam him in
in the South. Bless Minnesota and
thy little Norwegian Knute Nelsoir,
but curse Pennsylvania and that
traitor Sam Randall. The rest, O
ord, you can safely leave to our
The Prohibitionist fell on his
knees, as usual and prayed, U
Lord, thou knowest we have done
ittle else but pray, lo, these many
years. JNow we are going to tight
and do thou; O Lord, be pleased
to stand by and see fair play, while
we show the Phariscees and Saddu
cees that there is a God in Israel."
A Great President.
Grover Cleveland, with his match
less record and brilliant nromise.
stands before the country as the
choice of the Democratic party for
its highest honor.
le is no longer an untried man.
For more than three years he has-
guided the national policy firmly,. $
skillfully and safely. He has been
equal to every demand. Assuming '
coutrol of the government whose
machinery was operated by a hun
dred thousand hostile subordinates,
he managed it, all inexperienced as
he was, with the eary mastery of a
Never once did he fail to rise to
the needs of his place The men
who expected to control him found
him a leader.
) here was no power behind the
, ..Cleveland was president, and the
administration was his own. Before
last December Mr. Cleveland had
proved himself a good President;
at that time he proved himself a
great one. By one splendid stroke
pf courage and statemanshiphe lift
ed" his party out of its bog of timid
irresolution and drove the tariff fat
tened monopolies - from the isolent
aggressive to the alarmed defensive,
awakened the people to the infa
mies they had been patiently endur
ing for a quarter of a century, and
marked the lines of the campaign
beyond the power of shifty politi
cians to change.
What Have they Done.
The ques4ion has been repeatedly
asked by Republicans "what has the
Democratic party done for the coun
try in the way of dealing out the
finances of the people." They have
done exceedingly well. The
Democratic Rministration don't be
lieve in acting Sellfto an(i monopoliz
ing every thing by do w tariff. They
believe in protectih'g the laboring
men by paying them fair wages.
They don't believe in importing rat
eaters over in this country and per
ish our native working men to
death. That is Republican doctrine.
Now, who would vote for Chinese
Hariison, and the great monopo
list, Levi P, Morton to ruin this
country. Workingman think of this
and don't vote for no such men as
Harrison and Morton, the twe most
dangerous weapons that the Repub
lican patty could have nominated to
contest for the high office of public
trust. Goldsboro Mercury.
A Memphis darkey who stole a
mule tried to engage a lawyer who
once saved him from prison. The
lawyer said he could not help bjm
until he paid his fee in the former
case. "Why, boss," exclaimed the
disconsolate darkey, I stole dat mule
'specially to sell him and pay you.
At last accounts he was still without
a legal adviser. .
At the Gettysburg reunion the
few Louisiana Tigers who were
present were among the most popu
lar men on the ground. The feder
al veterans made a rush to shake
hands with them. The last time the
Tigers were at Gettysburg , the fed
erals were too busily engaged to
think of shaking hands.'
The veterans of the Army of
Northern Virginia and the Army of
the Potomac assembled in -reunidn
at Gettysburg. Pa., Tuesday, week.
A magnificent address was delivered
by Mr. Geo. Wm. Curtis, the dis
tinguished editor of Harper's Week
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