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W. D. ANTHONY & J. M. CROSS
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GREAT VICTORY OVER HIGH VBIGES1
IE 1ST BIG DEAL DF THE
The undersigned once more comes to tha
to lead all competitors in the good work of
plying them with a superior quality 01
We are 4loaded to the muzzle," and
there is danger of an explosion when we
must "stand from under," for the bottom
and if an body gets caught when it falls,
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by buying yonr
Dry Goods, Ms,
Groceries, provisions and other articles
which cannot be purchasod elsewhere of
Don t sell jour country produce before calling on
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 selected stock of
Hats and Bonnets
Ribbons, Co'lars, Corsets, Bustles,
Ruchinir. Veiling, &c, which will be
fold cheap for CASH.
Give me a call.
Mrs. MOLLIE ELLIOT.
CHEAP FOR CASH AT
M. E. CASTOR'S
JJO 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.
TToir, f nunlifipfl ns administrator
nt pVwiTi AllTTiftn. d Acfiftspd. all rer-
sons owing said estate are hereby
notified that they must make imme
diate payment or suit will be brought
Alt rtarsmifl haviner claims against
said estate must present them to the
1 -l ..11 i.: 4 1
unaersijneci, aujy auiutjmictneu,
th a 15th dav of June. 1889.
or this notice will be plead in bar of
ttF.O T HEGLER. Adm'r
By W. M. Smith, Atto. f22 6w
11 ' ' 1
I still keep on hand a stock of
Champion Mower Repairs- My
old customers will find me at the old
stand, Allison's corner.
;n-ltf C. R. WHITE.
front and avows his determination
saving the people money and sop-
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
DR. .A.. BZROW"nsT.
hope by fair dealing and reasonable
A. H. PR0PST,
Architect d Contractor.
Plans and specifications of build
ings made in any style. Ail con
tracts for buildings faithfully car
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in good running order. Call at this
Having qualified as Administrator
de bonis non of th estate of J as. o
Parker, dee'd, 11 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 ftr 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
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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 c limate and
season. For sale at Fetzer's Drug
I will deliver at any time,
and leeve your orner.
ST. MICHEL THS WEIGIIEB.
Stood the tall Arcangel weighing
All man's dreaming, doing.'saying,
All the failure andthe grain.
All the triumph and the pain,
n the unimagined years,
Full of hopes, more full of tears,
Since old Adam's conscious eyes
Backward searched for Paradise,
And, instead, the flame blade saw
Of inexorable Law.
In a dream I marked him there,
With his fire-gold flickering hair.
In his blinding armour stand,
And the scales were in his hand;
Mighty were they and full well
They could poise both Heaven and
''Angel," asked I humbly then,
"Weighest thou the souls of men?
That thine office is, I know."
Nay," he answered me, "not so,
But I weigh the hope of man
Since the power of choice began
In the world of good or ill."
Then I waited and was still.
In cne scale I saw him place
All the glories of our race.
Cups that lit belahazzar's f oast.
Gems, the wonder of the Eatt,
Kublai's scepter, Caasar's sword,
Many a skill of science, vain
To Make men as gods again.
In the other scale he threw
Things regardless, outcast, few,
Of St. Francis cord a stand.
Beechen cups of men. whose ne'ed
Fasted that the poor might feed,
Dis-illusions and despair
Of young saints with grief-grayed
Broken hearts that break for man.
Marvel through my pulses ran
Seeing them the beam divine
Swiftly on this hand decline,
While earth's splendor and renown
Mounted light as thistle.down.
James Russell Lowell, in America.
Choice of Weapons.
Two years previous to the war
business of a legal nature called me
to Charleston. There was litigation
over a legacy,and the feeliug between
the heirs was anything but pleasant
The leader of those seeking to break
the will was a middle aged South
Carolinian of fiery temper, while the
leader of those inheriting was a man
from Ohio. It was made plain
me before I had been in Charleston
two days that the contestants were
determined to go to any length. The
iud?e of the court was an old man
who could be brow beaten and bluff
ed, their two lawyers were noted for
the number of duels they had
fought, and the heirs had no friend;
in or out of the court. I was
once approached with a direct offer
to sell out. A person was sent
my room at the hotel to make me
the offer, and within an hour after
he was kicked out the enemy tried
another move. The following note
was sent to me through thepffice 0
Mr. Blank : I beer vou to heed
the warning of a friend. Withdraw
from the case of Crane agt. Cox and
save your life. You will surely
killed if you don't.
I laughed at the idea. Had 1 ar
rived in Charleston to stir up trouble
among the slaves I should have ex
pected to take my chances of beiu
knifed, shot or lynched, but if the
contestants in a will case could driv
me off by threats, or dared attempt
nr life, the times had come to
pretty pass. As I did not know who
had sent the note I could not reply
to it, nor did I let its contents both
er my mind. It might have come
from a friend, or it might be a ruse
on the party of the enemy.
I had about four days to prepare
for the oDeninsr of mv case. It was
on call for Tuesday. On Monday
afternoon I had occasion to go to
the public library to hunt up some
dates and to look through the hie
of the Mercury. I was engaged in
this work when a tall, slim repre
tntivfi southerner entered the
room. He had Ion? black hair.
black eyes, dark complexion, and
nervous movement. After making
a turu or two aroutnd the room
approached the table at which
stood and said:
"You have taken an unwarrant
ed liberty, sir."
"In what respect ?"
"I alwavs come here at this hour
to consult the files, and you hav
thrust yourself in to insult me."
"My dear sir, I was never in this
room before today, and so far from
being aware of your habit, I did not
even know of your existence. I am
through with the file, and am also
about ready to vacate the room,
which I suppose is public."
"There's my card, sir," he ex
claimed, as he jerked a pasteboard
rom his vest pocket and extended
The card bore the address "A.
McKnight," New ,- Orleans." It
wasn't a bit singular that he had
it handy to throw at me, for he
liad come prepared.
"Glad to meet you, sir," I said,
as I read the address.
"You have insulted me and I de
mand satisfaction.. A friend of mine
will wait on yon this afternoon."
With that he turned and walked
off, leaving me completely upset. I
sat down to think it over, and it did
not take me long to come to the con
clusion that it was the work of the
contestants. TheyhadJimported a
man, probably a professional duelist,
to force me into a duel and have me
killed off. He had entered the li
brary for no other purpose than to
force a quarrel, and a flimsier pre
text for a duel I never heard of. I
was a man of peace, and would have
sacrificed much to keep out of trou
ble, but this thing fired my blood,
and seized my hat and ran out on
the street, determined if I could
find McKnight to give him a better
excuse for calling me out.
As luck would have it, I encoun
tered him within a hundred steps.
He was coming toward me, aud as
we met I gave him a vigorous slap
across the mouth with my open
hnd. He reached for his pistol to
shoot me down there, but I seized
him by the shoulders and flung him
against a dead .. wall with such a
force that he was stunned. I walk
ed off and left him lying there in a
heap, and although I now realize
that it was impossible for me to re
fuse a challenge, I was much better
satisfied than before. If I must
fight there was some excuse for it.
In about two hours the leader of
the contestants called upon me as the
f riend'and second of McKnight. He
was in an exultant mood. Mc
Knight was a professional duelist,
and 1 must hsrht at great odds or
sneak out of the city and abandon
the case. I think he counted on my
making an abject apology and agree
in j? to leave the citv. tor ne was
O W '
greatly cast down when I said:
"I believe that dueling is another
name for murder, but under present
circumstances I shall sink my scru
ples and accept the challenge. Un
der the rules of the code I have the
choice of weapons. Return here at
nine o'clock in the morning and
will name the weapons aud I will
also be ready to proceed to the field'
Me urged that no true
would ask for any more thau pistols
at ten paces, but I was firm. The
meeting was settled for the second
morning at 8 o'clock, and the second
went away to await my decision. Was
1 upset r 1 es. Did 1 have a cow
ardly fear ? No. It was a night
mare. My feelings were something
like those of the man who knows he
is to be led out to death at a certain
date. I was just as firmly resolved
to fight that man as I could resolve
on anything, but the burden on my
mind was enough to unstring every
nerve. I was no shot with pistol or
rsfle,and I had never handled
sword. He had every advantage in
that respect. Two thirds of the day
had passed before I made up my
miud how we should fight. It would
be certain death to both, but it was
the only way to even up our chances.
We should stand foot to foot, with
the muzzle of the pistols at each
When McKnight s second came
for the decision, and I give it to him
he turned whiter than snow. He
offered to accept any sort of an apol
ogy, and he finally offered to let the
matter drop, but I refused in each
and every instance. It was my turn
to force things. The matter got
out, somehow, a3 those things will.
I had arrauged the affair without a
second, which was irregular, and
gave them a loophole of escape.
Then half a dozen different parties
came forward with offers to act, and
the duel had to go on, though it was
twenty six hours later than the time
originally agreed upon. While I
was forcing the issue all this time,
I was suffering in a mental way as
a man would who saw a cannon being
loaded to send a shell after him. I
drew up my will, wrote farewell let
ters and said good bye to the world,
and when I at last stood face to
face with mv adversary I had been
tortured into a determination to kill
and be killed. Nothing he could
have offered me would have induced
me to change my mind.
McKnight had. fought seven duels
and killed five of his men, but the
terms of this one shook his nerves.
He toed the mark on brandy instead
of courage. His seconds had to
fairly push him to the mark, and it
was only at the the last moment he
showed anything like grit. We
stood foot to foot, each pistol held
against the other" man, and then the
seconds stepped back aud we waited
for the word. It came in a few sec
onds, but during that brief interval
I suffered more than any soldier did
in half a dozen battles. It was good
bye to the world forever. It was
death as soon as a trigger was pull
"Gentlemen, are you ready 2" ex
claimed the man w ho was to give
the word, but the word did not come.
McKnight sudnenly dropped his
pistoi, threw up his hands, and then
fell down in a fit that kept him un
conscious f6r three hours and in bed
for a month. The torture had been
too great. Within ten seconds of
death he broke down, not to save his
life, but because the limit of human
endurance had been reached.
Tbe Inequalities of Men.
M. Lapouge of Montpelier, has re
cently delivered before the Faculty
of Natmal Sciences in that town
series of lectures on inequalities
amone men, in tbe course of which
he said that the political dogma of
equality rests on hypotheses which
are utterly false. He distinguished
four social types among mankind:
1. The initators, who show man
kind the way into the region of the
unknown, and who go in front
Restless and daring, with an intel
ligence which is at least equal to the
of this tvoe do not
travel readily along beaten tracks
New ideas are the breath of life to
them. They spend their lives
new creations, they are often wreck
A Imt the true genius represents
the most perfect form of tins type
2. Men of spirit, of intelligence, who.
Dossessing no creative power them
selves, yet carry out and periect tne
ideas and discoveries of the hrst
type, to which they are really the
complement. 3. Men who, with
much or little intelligence, can work
only with others, who mistrust every
new idea not accepted by all the
others, but who seize it with avidity
when their neighbors adopt it. If
intelligent, these men are docile,
but they dislike every change in
routine. and they vepresent the dull
ness of the mass in the face of every
reform. 4. Men of this type are not
fit to attain even the smallest step
Evidently every man cannot be
classed under one or other of these
divisions. In human societies clear
lines of demarkation do not exist,
but for general purposes the distinc
tion is sufficiently evident. The su
periority of a race or nation depends
on the greater or smaller number of
men of the first two classes. The
race which is richest in the first type
is the blood dolichocephalic, aDd
this has been the case even when the
people among whom he lived wrere
not of this kind. In Egypt, Cbaldea,
Assyria, Persia, India, and even in
Chinamen of this type ruled. In
the Greek and Roman world it wast
the same, and it is so still. In our
own day the rank of a nation corres
ponds with the strength of the blond
dolichocephalic element. The Gal
lic and Frank elements which made
France great were of this type. " and
it plays the same part in England,
Germany, and America. Near these
come the Semitic and Mediterranean
races, who had reached a high grade
of civilization when the blond doli
chocephalic peoples were still sava
ges. The remainder of mankind
must be beckoned the passive races.
The bracbycephalic races of Eurnpe,
the Celto-Slaves rarely produce men
of the first intellectual type. In the
social changes of recent years brac
hycephalic men, who form the lower
classes, have been elevated and
brought forward, and herein, the
lecturer thought, lies the great dan
ger of the future deterioration of
the French nation. Scientific Amer
ican. Like master like man. When
Candidate Harrison was in the Uni
ted States Senate he voted against
putting cotton ties sn the free li3t.
The Republicans in the house of
Congress, following his example, did
the same thing week before last.
The farmers in the cotton States
have very fine memories aim they
will be apt to remember not to vote
for Candidate Harrison in Novem-
er, nor for anybody else who is tar-
j with the same stick.-Lannmark
"Leaving His Party."
One of the most encouraging
'signs of the times" in political mat
ters is to be found in the daily re
ports in journals of both praties of
men who are "leaving their party.'
A Democratic high protectionist
in Brooklyn, in Cleveland or else
where announces that hencef ortn he
will vote the Republican tiket. A
Republican tariff reformer Chicago,
New iork or elsewhere announces
that henceforth he will vote the
Democratic ticket. That is in every
case a good thing for the man and
Our politcal enmtroversis nave
been for too many years carried on
personalities or prejudices; uow they
are to rest on policies and principles
as they ougt. High tax or low tax,
high protection or law protection,
surplus revenue these are the is
sues. When a citizen declares that
on these issues he will no longer
adhere to the party with which he
has been voting, but will join the
order side, he does what h6 has a
right to do and sets an example for
The people of the United States
are to decide in November whether
they pref ere high and needless taxes
and a large and growing surplus
reveue, or whether they .prefer
lower taxes, free raw materials for
such languishing and almost ruined
industries as. that of the woolen
manufacture, and cheaper clothing
blankets, houses, furniture and
tools. It is for the people to decide
and the party leaders of both sides
will do well to instruct the voters
thoroughly on this question.
It is a question in which every
voter may rightly take a selfish
interest, for it affects his individual
pocket. When a prominen soap
manufacturer in Brooklyn the other
day abandoned the Democratic
party and joined the Republicans he
took very Jproperlyt we hold just
this view. The Mills bill reduces
the duty on the cDmmon washin
soap universally used, lnat is an
undoubted benefit to almost every
man, woman and child in the coun
try. But this wealthy soap manu
facturer saw that the reduction
would cut off some of .his profits,
and so he went over to the high
tariff to the Republican party.
That's all right. This campaign is
to be worked out in the pockets of
the voters. Whoever is iuterested in
dear soap, in dear lumber, in dear
clothing, in doai tools, in dear neces
saries of life generally, will and
ought to vote with the Republicans.
Those who would like their earnings
to buy more of the comforts of life
will vote with the Democrats. That
is the issue. New York Herald.
A Witty Lawyer.
I heard two stories of Pettigrew,
of South Carolina, the great lawyer
and unionist, which I have never
beard before. He was practicing at
one time betore a judge wno was a
presbyterian of the straiteet sect and
a very hard -working officer. It came
to the M&unday Thursday, and Pet
tigrew and the episcopalian and Ro
man catholics thought they would
like an adjournment of court over
Good Friday. Pettigrew was selec
ted to make the motion. "Your
honor," he said,. "I desire to move
that the court adjourn over to-morrow.
'"Why should the court ad
journ over to-morrow, when the
docket is so crowded ?" asked the
judge. "Because," said Pettigrew,
"to-morrow i3 Good Eriday, and
some of us would like to go to
church." "No." said the judge, de
cidedly, after a moment's thought,
the court will sit to-morrow, as
usual." "Very well your honor re
plied Pettigrew, adding, as he turn
ed away, "I know there is a prece
dent, for Pontius Pilate held court
on the fiist Good Friday.'
The same judge was a great stick
ler for etiquette, and when one hot
July day Pettigrew came into the
court room in a black coat and yel
low nankeen trousers the judge took
him sternly to task, asking him
whether he did not know that the
rules of that court required the
counselers to appear in "black coat
and trousers." "Well, your honor,"
said Pettigrew inuocently, "I sub
mit that I am within the rule, for I
have on a black coat and trousers.."
Insisted the judge; black coat and
trousers means that both shall be
black. "Then," said Pettigrew, "I
call yuor honor's attention to the
fact that the sheriff of this court is
io contempt of its rules, for they re
quire him to attend upon its session
in a cocked hat and sword, and
while his hat seems to be cocked hits
sword certainly is not." The judge
said no more abiiUt trousers.
The chairman of the House com -
mittee 011 foreign affairs in Con-
gress has been authorized to report
a bill prouding for a permanent ex
position of the Three Americas, in
honor of the 400th anniversary of
the discovery of America, under the
joint auspices of the forty-six States
and Territories and the sixteen inde
pendent nations of
Perfume m Ancient Times.
The room in which an entertain
ment was given in olden times was
always perfumed, either by burning
incense or sprinkling the . furniture
with scented waters an unnecessa
ry measure, when we consider the
lavish manner in which the guests
were anointed. Each portion of the
body had its appropriate oil or es
sence. Mint was recommended for the
arms; palm oil for the jaws and
breast; the eyebrows and hair . were
anointed with an unguent extracted
from marjoram; the knees and neck
with tbe essence of ground i'-y.
This last beneficial at drinking
parties, as also was the perfume ob-
tained from roses; the quince yield
ed an essence suitable to the lethar
gic and dyspeptic; the perfume ex
tracted from vine leaves kept the
mind clear, and that from white vi
olets was good for digestion.
The fashion of anointing the head
at bauquets is said to have arisen
from an idea that the heating effects
of wine would be the better borne
Then the head was wet, just as a pa
tient who labors under a burning
fever is relieved by the application
of a lotion.
Aristocole proved that his habits
of observation had led him to a dif
ferent and truer conclusion when he
attributed the frequent occurrency
of grey hair to the drying natnre of
the spices employed in the ungu
ents. Socrates disapproved of all per
fumes. "There is the same smell," he
said, in a slave and a gentleman,
when both are perfumed a remark
that made little impression upon his
pupil, iEschines, who turned per
fumer, fell into debt, and attempted
to borrow money upon the staength
of his business.
Alexander the Great was more at
tentive to the rebuke of his tutor,
for his wasteful expenditure of in
cense in his sacrifices.
It will be time for you so to wor '
ship, his master told him, when you
have conquered the countries that
produce the frankincense.
The king remembered the lesson,
and when he had taken possession of
Arabia, he dispatched a cargo of
frankincense and myrrh to his old
Why Men Drink. Q
That wonderful humorist, Tom
Hood, once remarked. "There are
five reasons why men drink! Good
wine, a friend, because they are dry,
or at least they may be bye and bye,
or any other reason why." The last
is perhaps the most common reason'
James Parton once headed an article,
"Will the coning man drink?" but
as he failed to answer the query wo
will express a decided opinion, that
until the comirg man learns to prize
home, social family ties above all
others, will he learn not to abus--his
own organism. In M"
writer in the Medic'
practical remarks up,
and offered a timely bin
hibition advocates would do
note. He says: "As long as
imperfections of humanity remaii -unfitted
to its surroundings and cor -ditions
so long evil and misery wiJl
continue, and men seek refuge in
strong drinfc. Increase the sum of
human happiness by whatever means
possible, lessen the burdens and
ameliorate the woes of mankind, re
move hunger, disease and pain by a
better physical and moral education,
and you will have plucked out the
fangs of that dire monster intem
perance." Postage Stamp.
Newspaper subscribers in all parts
of the country should remember
that small remittances can be made
with postage stamps just as well as
with the money or a money order,
provided the stamps you send are
of small denomination (one cent or
two cents in size), and are nottstuck
fast to the letter paper. Every day
we are obliged to tear and destroy
stamps which have ben adhered to
I the letter accompanying them, and
! these are a tctal loss. Just put them
jato the letter loose, and they will
get here all right. Do "not send
stamps of larger size thas two cents.
The Hon. John S. Henderson has
secured the establishment of a num
ber of new post offices and mail
routes in his district. For the past
j two weeks he has accomplished
J soajething in this line every day.
! The Hou. W. H.- H. Cowleshas also
j dene some. good work in this direc-
The latest returns of the various
branches -of the- International Sun
day School union make the nuber
nf'Sim.lnv f-'fhnol teachers in-the
the American wora t0 be 1,404,613 aud the schol
iars 12,330,; G?.