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THE SMI ill
PUBLlSatD EVERT EBIDAT BT
W. D. ANTHONY & J. M. CROSS
OXE YEAR, CASH IN ADVANCE, - $1.25.
SIX MONTHS, M
GREAT VICTORY BVBE HI5HMGES!
THE FIRST BIG DEAL i ll
S P BI 1ST G-
The undersigned once more comes to
to lead all competitors in the good work
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,77 for the bottom
and if anybody gets caught when it falls,
Open your eyes, bargain hunters, and
know a gcd thing when you see it, come
by buying yonr
Groceries, provisions and other articles
which cannot be purchased elsewhere of
Dry his, Eats, hi and Sloes,
Don t sell jour country produce before calling on
P. 8. Thanking you for past favors, I
.ices to ment 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 selected stock of
Hats and Bonnets
Ribbons, CoHars, Corsets, Bustles,
fiuching, Veiling, &c, which will be
sold cheap for GASH.
Give me a call.
6 3m ME3. MOLLIE ELLIOT.
CHEAP FOB CASH AT
M. E. CASTOR'S
Boob Stilts, Brats,
HO MADE COFFINS, ALL KINDS
I do not sell for cost, but for a small
profit. Come and examine 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 will be brought
All persons having claims against
said estate must present them to the
undersigned, duly authenticated, on
or before the 15th day of June. 1889,
or this notice will ba plead in bar of
GEO. C. HEGLER, Adm'r.
By W. M. Smith, Atto. T22 6w
I still keep on hand a stock of
Champion;,. Mower Repairs. My
old customers will find me at the old
stand, Allison's coiner.
nl-tf 0. R. WHITE.
tha front and avows his determination
of saving the people money and sup
if our btock is not speedily reduced
fire off our big gun. Everybody
has dropped out of LOW PRICES,
somebody is sure to get hurt. 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 grade as cheap as I will sell
hope by fair dealing and reasonable
A. H, PROPST,
Architect and Contractor
Plans and specifications of build
ings made in any style. All con
tracts for buildings faithfully car-
7vi vuv. iuus tu vaiuu a uuuuiu);
up stairs. 13
For Sale Cheap,
A SECOND HAND
with a capacity for tweWe passengers
in good running order. Call at this
Having qualified as Administrator
de bonis non of th estate of Jan. 8
Parker, dee'd, all persons indebted
to said estate are hereby notified to
make prompt payment ; and all per
sons having claims against said estate
must present the same fr payment on
or before the 4th day of May,
1889, or this notice will be pleaded in
bar of their recovery.
Adm'r de bonis non.
By W. G. Means, At
May 4. 188S.
This valuable Remedy is adapted to
. r ti r :
tne iouowinz oiseattes arising iruui an
impure blood. Eruptive and Cutan
eous diseases, St. Anthony's Fire, Pirn
pies, Tetter, Ringworm, Rhumatism,
sVDhiliric. 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
I will deliver at any time. Call
and leeve your orner.
WHIM ABE THE GIRLS T
Faille -f the DirMDlutrM by Can-
tfnet la PaMle.
In a' puilman sleeper the other
night I watched an affecting parting
between a young woman and hei
sweetheart. She was a bouncing
maiden of the Daisy Miller type he
an insignificant looking young dude
with caterpillar colored fuzz on his
upper lip and a bat two or three sizes
too small for his small head. The
agony oi parting almost overcame
them. Their sweet sorrow was long
drawn out. Their lips clung togeth
er in many long kisses, while he
whispered airy nothings in her ear
and embraced her repeatedly and
she wept and sobbed into her fresh
ly ironed hankerchief. The eyes of
every one in the oar were upon them
and cynical and "scoffing remarks
were plenty. At last thoy tore them
The eastern bound express rolled
out of the depot, the passengers set
tied themselves for the journey and
the young Pullman conductor made
his first appearance with great bril
liancy and eclat. How it happened
I cannot tell, for my thoughts were
busy elsewhere, but after a little
raised my eyes and lo! "Cbolly"
was forgotten. Daisy's tears were
dried and she was conducting, ac
cording to the best knowledge and
and most authentic rules of the ganie
a successful flirtation with the young
conductor. She giggled, she made
eyes, she frowned prettily, she was
so charmingly helpless about the
window, she must have water and
oranges, and the dickens knows
what, and the railway fledgeling was
at her beck and call. Next morning
the flirtation made perceptible pro
gress. Daisy went to breakfast with
gilt buttons and blue clothes, and
what there was inside of them. She
donned her ulster and the big flar
ing Gainsborough and went out an
rode upon the platform "to look at
the scenery," which consisted main
ly of flat meadows, freshly plowed
and was accordingly of surpassing
beauty. She talked at the top of
her lunirs. and informed . the other
passengers that now she guessed
she'd better wash her hands, and
anon she guessed she'd have a pil
low. This being brought, she made
great use of it for-ihe further sub
jugation of the unhappy conductor,
for taking it, she posed upon it such
effective attitudes as to win glances
cf approval and speeches of admira
tion from the infatuated, hopelessly
bessotted youth. In fact, severs!
hundred miles Daisy formed the
staple amusements for a car full of
Being delayed for several hours in
an out of-the-way town on the fol
lowing day, I watched the gradual
unfolding of another sudden attach
ment. Daisy the second was also
traveling alone. She was a pretty
girl, but had a look of brazen, full
bloom coquetry in her eyes. A man
who certai nly looked old enough to
know better, a man with wrinkled
face and blase ejes, made her ac
quaintance. He was devotion itself
He sat by her and stared into her
pretty, peachy face with a vicious
gaze, and complimented her in the
most bold and florid fashion, and
when I left them ii the soft, mellow
twilight she was cuddled up under
his protection like a fascinated bird
under the coil of a serpent.
A gentleman, who has a daughter
18 years old, said: "Well, if I
thought my daughter would act like
that I should want to shoot myself."
Both these girls were well dressed
and looked as if they might be the
children of well to do parents. What
are the girls doing ?
The streets in all our great cities
are filled with girls from 12 to 18 who
are ready and willing to flirt and
make the acquaintance of any toler
ably good looking and well dressed
stranger. So anywhere, in street
cars, on trains and steamers, in parks
and avenues, in New York or Chica
go, you can witness any number of
such scenes as I. have described.
At the hours when! shops close and
business men are walking to their
homes this parade is most noticeable.
IJhave a friend, a young man who
walks every night from his office to
his room, a distance of many blocks.
He tells me that every night pretty,
well dressed girls, not disreputable
women, but daughters of eminently
respectable people, throng this great
thoroughfare to make a "mash,''
that they often accost him even
young girls with short skirts and
hair hanging in braids, and by look
and word invite his society. Nor is
this an exceptional case. I often
hear of and I am witness to these
remarkable exhibitions. This is
what the girls are doing. Now what
are the mothers doing? Well, many
of them are absorbed in their houses,
looking after this, arguing about the
width of a pillow case hem, or wheth
er hot or cold starch will produce
the most resplendent results. Some
of them are wrapped up in church
work, attending church lectures or
making flannel shirts for the heath
em, or looking after the church so
ciable, or carpeting the minister's
CONCORD, N. C, AUGUST
study, or teaching : Sunday school,
or oh mockery, leading a "mothers'
meeting, The mothers are lost in
theories; while the daughters are
learning fnvolty or something
To the girls who do this sort of
thing, pick up a chance acquaintance
here and there, listen, to the . cheap
compliments of fellow travelers,
railway conductors and all the other
spiders that are on the watch for
fool'sh flies, I will simply say: "You
are running a tremendous hazard.
You are but the idle amusement of
an idle hour for these men. Don't
flatter yourselves that you will find
a respectable sweetheart or a living
husband among these men, who will
approach you in this bold way. Men
do not care to be sought they prefer
to seek. Your nam will be bandied
about from traveling man to travel
ing man, from one railway conduc
tor to another. In their vocabulary
you will simply be 'my last mash,'
an offensive description of yourself,
garni shed with winks and innuen
does, will pass from mouth to mouth,
and while at heart yon may be per
fectly innocent, none of these men
will believe you to be." - " . "
To the mothers I would say pretty
sharply, Why in the name, or com
mon sense don't you let your tem
perance lectures and your table
cloths, your jelly and your heathen's
flannel shirt, your covenant meetings
and the flies go, and look after your
daughter a little .better ! Why do
you allow them to travel alone to
make a State street promenade a
daily habit ? And these Sunday af
ternoon strolls in the parks. Do
you realize what they mean ?" Edith
Sessions Tupper in Chicago Herald.
The Xftlle Bill.
The North State intimates that
the principle of the Mills bill is an
American; that it is in the interest
of other countries. Well now, who
is the greatest man, North State or
President Grant ? The principle of
the Mills bill that is so objectionable
to the North State, we suppose, is
taking the tax off of raw material,
J his. we take it. is what makes our
contemporary denounce it as being
in the interest of foreign manufac
turers. Now, President Grant dis
cussed that matter in his' message of
1875- He was talking about free
raw materials when he said :
"I would mention those articles
which enter into manufactures of all
sorts. All duty paid on such articles
goes direct to the cost of the article
when manufactured here, and must
be paid for by the consumer. These
duties notonlv come from the con.
Burners at home, but act as a protec
tion to foreign manufacturers in our
own and distant markets."
Gen. Grant was not much of a poli
tician ; but he was taught in the best
school in the world and he reasoned
with great accuracy. In studying
this question he reached the truth
and he stated it plainly, like the
blunt, honest soldier states the hon.
These taxes on raw material, he
said, truly act as a protection to for
eign manufocturers in our own and
distant markets. That is a plain,
practical, sensible way of stating the
fact It is a true statement : a tax
on raw material is protection to the
foreign manufacturer competing
with the American manufacturer.
It is therefore against American in
terests. IVill our contemporary dis
cuss for the benefit of its readers
this plan proposition laid down by
the great Republican President,. who
whatever his fault may have been,
has never been assailed as wanting
sense or as being antagonistic to the
prosperity and glory of our country.
News and Observer.
sketch of E.
Roe, the novelist, whose death
been announced, is here given:
was born at New Windsor. N.
March 7, 1838, and was educated at
Williams College and Auburn Theo
logical School,and entered the Pres
byterian ministry. During the war
he was chaplain of the Harris Light
Cavalry, and at the close of hostil
ities became pastor of the Presby
terian church at Highland Falls,
Orange county. The success of his
first novel, "Barriers Burned Away,"
decided him in retiring from the
ministry to devote himself to litera
ry work. The idea of writiug that
book was suggested to him by a visit
to the ruins of the.greatChicago fire.
His income was much larger than
most men, from the same source, in
America. Among his best known
works were "Barriers Burned Away,"
"Opening a Chestnut Burr," and
He fell in Love with His wife." The
early part of the day he spent in
writing, and after that this time was
taken up with his garden. Midnight
work he never did. - He had just
finished a new book.
CBtTftllED BT BOSTON.
SM Tate f a St, Leal Tenth .Wkt
SMa't Knew Beau.
"Mr. Cahokia," said the yonng
lady from Boston, softly, as she drew
her skirts carefully away from the
sides of the boat and gazed with a
dreamy, Emersonian air at the stal
wart youth who was handling the
oars, "have you never felt that ach
ing void, that irrepressible longing,
that imperious inward cry that will
not be silenced when the soul realiz
es its own isolation and knows that
somewhere in the trackless depths
oFspace its kindred soul is flying on
restless wing, mayhap at a remote
distance, peradventure almost within
its grasp ?"
"Why of course,Miss Howjames"
replied the St. Louis young man,
rather vaguely, as he changed the
course of the boat to relieve his eyes
from the sun's dazzling glare reflect
ed from the spectakles in front of
him, and noted with some nneasiness
that he was several hundred yards
irom snore ana a mne irom any
other boat, "1 have sometimes felt,
as you say, that sort of er gone
ness er in the early spnng, you
know nothing but ham and eggs;
you know, at the restau "
"0, Mr. Cahokia!" broke forth
the young lady, impulsively, "I am
sure you have often wished, with
the poet, for some little isle with
wings, and that yon and your soul's
mate within its fairy bowers were
wafted off to seas unknown, where
not a pulse should beat but ours
and we might live, love-but what
am I saying!"
"I think," said Mr. Cahokia, look
ing despairingly up and down the
stream and wiping his brow ner
vously with hi8 . handerkerchief,
"you were saying something about
islands and seas. When it comes to
geography, Miss Howjames, I don't
know beans "
"Yon don't know what, Mr. Ca
"Do you dislike beans, sir ?"
"Can't go 'em at all, Miss How
"Mr. Cahokia," said the Boston
young lady, with chilling haughti
ness, "1 think we will go ashore, if
The Frenchman Threat.
An old man in New Hampshire
was one day driving along the road
an old nag which, owing to his skin
and bone condition, he had facetious
lv velept Bonaparte. It was about
the time when party feeling in Mas
sachusetts ran high anent a certain
politicians occupancy of the guber
The old man kept on hitting his
nag occasionally with his reins with
the accompanying "Git up, Bona
parte; git up old fellow."
Presently he met on the road a
travelling showman with a perform
ing bear; who wa3 making his way
to the next village. The owner of
the. bear was a Frenchman, and
hearing the countryman accost his
forlorn nag as Bonaparte inquired
what he meant.
"Don't ye see what I mean? Look
at his bones, will ye?" quered Jona
than. "But don't ze known ze Bonaparte
he vas von grat sheneral ?" demand
ed the Frenchman.
"I don't care a durned mite what
he was," answered the Yankee.
"That name suits this hoss. Bona
parte is his name. Now, what air
ye goin' to do 'bout it ?'
"I vill tell you vot I do," cried
the Frenchman excitedly. "You see
this bar? He is my property; I
make my money out of him. Veil
I haf zis to say. You call zat horse
Bonaparte again and I put von fin
ger in ze bar's eye and I mark him
rnd call him Ben Butler."
"All persons willing to vote for
the election of men who will secrue
total-prohibition, &c," will hold a
convention in Beaufort couty Aug.
3rd, to nominate a ticket The call
is decidedly rich "who will secure
total prohibition," is good. Every
man who know anything knows that
these good gentlemen will secure
nothing except the votes of a few
superconscientious Don Quixote
white men, and possibly the defeat
of the Democratic county ticket.
It is sad to see men, who are in many
ways excellent citizens, frittering
away their influance in such useless
and impossibly schemes for making
the world moral by legislation.
' Seen Wert a lo an Onnee.
Few persons have any notice of
the fact that 99 per cent of all the
flower seeds sold in this country
come from abroad. More than half
of these are grown in Germany
where vast tracts are devoted solely
to this purpose. Travelers say that
these huge farms, with acres upon
acres of asters,chrysanthemums,mig-
nonettes, sweet peas and so on, all in
bloom, are an astonishing sight Im
agine a whole district, many square
miles in extent, all one continuous
garden. . The gathering of the seeds
on these plantations is a labor re
quiring infinite skill and pantence.
Utacn.oiossommust lnanuauaiiv .re
ceive the most careful attention.
Take, for instance, the pansy. On
each little plant no more than two
or three flowers must be always kept
in process of going to seed, which is
to be removed from the bush when
it is ripe and before it has an oppor
tunity to scatter itself. Manure
water must be constantly applied,
to make the little "johnny jump ups"
grow bigger for that is the way.
you know, in which the monstrous
par.siesone sees in hot houses are
produced and great pains must be
taken with the crossing of breeds, so
as to obtain the best possible results.
So it is also with other flowers. The
seeds, once harvested, are bought up
by contractors and forwarded in bulk
to the wholesale dealers of Europe,
who send them by the ounce or pound
to this country. The merchants here
do them up in small packages, mark
ea with their own stamps, ana m
this manner they reach the public
on this side of the water. Some of
them are enormously expensive. The
writer bought, last season, a micro
scope quantity of some pansy seed
which cost atjthe rate of $75.00 per
ounce. But they were well worth
the money. The flowers which
sprang from them were vegetable
buttejflies, counterfeiting those gor
geous insects not only in the brillan
cy of their varied colors, but even
in the 6hape and peculiar markings
of their wing like petals. Fuchsia
seeds of the finest quality bring
$100.00 an ounce, and others such
as those of the glovinia, cluneraria,
coleus and echevena fetch yet
higher prices, equal to many times
their weight in gold. A few are so
Valuable that they have actually
been counted out at so much apiece.
There is a small number of gar
deners in the United States who
make a business of growing select
strains of certain rare plants for the
market; but the supply derived from
these sources is not considerable.
A Clever Painter.
Some painters were relating their
experiences the other day, when one
'I took a contract to paint a wag-
on for a nun dealer, j.ne aeaier
was very particular and insisted that
the vehicle should be painted the
exact color of an orange. What
was I to do ? I did not have the
m m 1 mi 1 1
necessary colors to make that tint,
and that was not the worst of it,
did not have the money to buy them.
But I painted the wagon. I called
the dealer t o look at it. 'That is not
what I ordered ; that is not an
orange color. 1 will send you an
orange so that you can match the
exact shade I want.'
"The orange came, and I confets
there was considerable difference.
After contrasting the orang with the
wagon and the wagon with the
orange, I came to the conclusion
that it would be easier to paint the
orange" than the cart, and I had just
about paint enough left to do that.
In a few days I sent word that the
job was finished. The dealer said
"That is not right. You don't cal!
that orange ?"
"'That is about as clear as 1 can
get it,' I replied, and held up the
orange. He looked at the orange
and then at the wagon. They were
identical ; the same paint covered
both. I had painted the orange to
match the wagon.
"'Well, I must be getting color
blind,' he said, as he reluctantly
paid for the job."
mt a i
The encampment of the State
Guard at Wrightsville Sound was
a great and glorious success. Over
1,200 of the gallant soldiers boyi
from every part of our grand old
State were there, and all North Car
olina wishes that they enjoyed their
experience of military discipline, as
well as the hospitality of Wilming
ton and the pleasure of sojourn by
j the sea.
Rates r AtitrUmlng :
One square, one insertion, t 00
One square, one month, 1 05
One square, two months, 2 no
One square, three months, 2 iO
one square, six montns, t 00
One square, one year, - . 0 CO
Wenaan'a Phyefteal 8erar4rlty.
True she cannot sharpen a pen.
cil; and, outsidtof commercial cir
cles; she can't tie a package to make
it look like anything save a crooked
cross section of chaos; but land of
miracles ! see what she can do with a
pin! I belreve there are ome women '
who could pin a glass, knob to a
door. : She cannot walk so many
miles around a billiard table with'
nothing to eat, and nothing to speak
of to drink, but Bhe can walk the
floor all night with a fretful baby,
without going sound asleep the first
half hour. She can ride 500 miles
without going into the smoking car
to rest and get away front the chil
dren. She can go to town and do a
wearisome day's shopping, and have
a good time with three or. four
friends, without drinking a keg of
beer. She can enjoy an evening Vis
it without smoking half a dozen ci
gars. She can endure the torturing
distraction of a house f nil of chil
dren all day, while her husband cuffs
tbem all howling to bed before foe has
been at home an hour. Every day
she endures a dress that would make
an athlete swoon. She wU not, and
possibly cannot, walk 500 miles
around a tan bark track in six days
for $5,000, but she can walk 200
miles in ten hours, up and down the
crowded aisles of a dry good store
when there is a reduction sale on.
She hath no skill at fence, and
knoweth not how to spar ; but when
she javelins a man in the ribs, in a
Christmas crowd, with her elbow
that man's whole family howles.
She is afraid of a mouse, and runs
from a cow, but a book agent can't
scare her. She is the salt of the
church, the pepper of the choir, the
life of the sewing society, and about
all there is of a young ladies ' school
of nunnery. A boy with a sister is
fortunate, a fellow with a cousin ia
to be envied, a young man with a
sweetheart is happy, and a man with
a wife is thrice blessed more than
Brljtham Tena- Beady Wit.
It is believed that the following
anecdote of Bigham Young has
never before been published. The
high priest of the Mormons often
had to exert the whole of his won
derful quick wit in order to preserve
the faith that his followers had in
him, but he was generally equal to
the occasion. A certain elder, while
chopping wood, had cut his leg so
badly that it had to be amputated.
As soon as he was able he came to
Young and stated his case to him
somewhat as follows; "I have always
been a good Mormon; I have several
wives and a good many children,
and in my present maimed condi
tion I do not know how I am to pro
vide for them. I believe that truly
you are Christ's representative on
earth, !and that you have all the
power that he had. If you like you
can work miracles; if you like yon
can give me a new leg, and now I
ak you to do it"
Young assented to all the flatter
ing proposition as they were laid
down, and when the elder had fin
ished speaking he said: "I can give
you a new leg, and I will, but I want
you to think about it a little at first.
When the day of judgement comes,
wherever you are buried, your old
leg will find you out and join itself
to you, but but if I give you a new
one that will rise with you too, and
the question is whether you would
rather suffer the inconvenience of
getting along with one for a few
years here or go through all eternity
with three legs."
The choice was quickly made, and
Brigham Young's reputatiom as a
miracle worker was saved. New
The biggest steamboat in the
world was launched Wednesday at
Roacha ship yard, Cesta, Pa. Her
name is the Puritan, the is to run
on the Old Colony Line from Fall
River to New York and will have
cost, when she makes her maiden
trip on the Sound, $1,500,000. She
is to be the most magnificent vessel
in the world. She is 420 feet long
over all, is to have engines of 7,000
horse power and is expected to de
velop a speed of 21 miles an hour.
Her hull i3 of steel, her main deck
is also of steel, and by means of wa
ter tight bulkheads and compart
ments she ia to be unsinkable. Fre
proof her steel equipment makes her
and her saloons and staterooms are,
of course, to be superbly finished
and upholstered. She is a sister ship
to the famous Pilgrim.
A barber of Newubrg, has inven
ted a chair which regesters the num
ber of persons who sit in it during