THE STAH D&RD.
rCBLISHED EVERY FHIpAY BY
Standard Pi-bushing Co.
Itates of Advertising:
One square, one insertion, $ 00
Que square, one month, ' 1 05
One square two months, 2 00
One. equarej three months, 2 50
One square, six months, 5 00
One square, one year, ' 9 00
CliE YEAR, CASH IN ADVANCE, - $1.25.
SIX MONTHS, - : .75
CONCORD, N; C, SEPTEMBER 21, 1888,
THE FALL TRADE
Will soon open, and It. A. BROWN, as usiial, Jsj fuljy pre
pared to sell every thing in the line of '
Dry Goods, Groceries
He is now receiving a Full Stock of Fall and AY inter Goods
such as the people need and will have. He will nofc.be under
sold, and takes for his motto LOW PRICES. His line of Dry
Goods, Hats, Boots and Shoes are no Sko'ddj Articles or sec
ond hand purchases, but the Price will raise a regular
RACKET in the Market. 4 i
of the very best quality for every customer,
FLOUR A SPECIALTY,
and always in Stock. Be sure to call on him if van want
Bargains. Country Produce of all kinds taken in exchange
for goods, at Cash Prices. Po not sell before you see him.
And now thanking you for the very liberal patronage so freely
bestowed heretofore, and asking a continuance of the same,
I am Very Respectfully, . '
A. H. PROPST,
Plans and specifications of build
ings matte iu any style. All con
tracts for buildings faithfully car
ried out. Oilice iuC-. ton's building
up stairs.' ' ' 13
; For Sale Cheap,
A SE' OXI) HANI")
v it li a capacity for twe've pis-ensror,
in E"d mailing order. Call at this
CHEAP FOR CASH AT
M. E. CASTOR'S
b Siik taw,
HOilADE COFFINS,ALL KINDS5
1 (IO UVt rx. tx,. ... . I ... 11
profit. Come and exumue my line of
Old furniture repaired.
12 M. E. CASTOR.
Sale of Valuable Land!
I3y virlure of a decree of tho Su
perior Court of Cabarrus county in
thi Special Proceedings of E. G.
liwin, Adui'r of .b;hn A. Baker, de
ceased. v. J, P. Baker end other. I,
a CoiiiXuis-MOisor, will st-11 at public
auction, in front of ti e court Jiousc
cloor iu Concord, on the
first iAj is
iSisiS. at one o'clock p. m.. a tract of
land situated in " 3 Township, snlj
.nTiiitv. confahiniir tmy acres more or
. ss and adj mh'g the lands of I. A.
lli.mhr.idt, W. F. Ci niao anil oth
i-rs, it bein a yr.n of what was the
home rlace of snl.i John A- leaker. . I
will also sell the reversion in the dower
of Sarah A. llab-i, sa'd dow.r consist
it,r fr 2-1 J af res and otitis a wart of
Kiid home pla?.
Ttrr.s of tale, 'hxyjiird cadi.
I'idauce on t-ix nionllis time 'iih 8 per
cent interest per annum frin day of!
ale, secured hy tjourl bond. " itle re
served uuiil purchase money is paid iu
E. G. InviH, Corr.mi.oioner
By W. (J. Means, Atty
Aug. 23, 18-?8.
M I 111 UiA'l
The very, best
I still kee
ep on hanit a stock of
Charupioa Slower ': Repairs. My
old customers wiil hnd meat the old
stand, Allison 8 comer.
" nl tf C. E. WHJTIL
The undersigned having taken put
letters of administration on tLe es
tate of A aron Ritchie, dec!d, all per
sons who are indebted to said estate
are hereby notified to come forward
ntxl .t'Hv Pllii nil nrsnni! liriLtm.r
claims against the said estate will
preseat them for paymeut withm
tweive months of this notice, or the
same will be pleaded iu bar of their
S. M. Ritchie and
Admi ?s of Aaron Ritchie, dee'd.
Aug. 24, 1888.
Sale of Land.
By authority vested in me as
Commissioner, by a decree to sell
lnd for partitio;;, tiled in the office
f the Cerk of the Superior Coi rt
ti CaoaiTus couuty, on' the 16th City
of August, 1S88, in a "Special Pio
oeediug, wheiein Paul Barnhardt
and others are Plain tiffo and Paul
Barnhardt, Guar Han, r. V. Ury,
Guardian, and others are Defend
ants, I wiil sell, by public auction,
at the Court House door iu Concord,
X. C, on Monday, I he 1st day of
October, 1888, a tract of land, known
as the borne piace of 'Daniel Barn
hardt, deceased, in No. 9 township,
Cabarrus county, containing 2(JQ
acres; the description and bounda
ries whereof are tuliy set orth iu a
deed, for said tract of land, from
Daniel Barnhardt to JtiVeiiue Barn
hardt, recoided in Bpok No. 28 rage
3W.1u tbenffiBK&f J&b' Reiser: of
Deeds forl a nnus countv.
lenns 01 naie: wneiourtn or tne
purchase money in cash, balance
payable twelve months after date of
cent interest, with good sureties and
title reservea till purchase money is
paid m full.
Title to this land is perfect.
GEORGE L. TATxERSON.
August 16th., 1838.
The "Weekly News and Observer is
a long ways the best paper ever pub
lished in North Carolina. It is a
credit to the peoi)!e and to the State.
The people should take a pride in it.
It shoual be in every family,-. It i3
aa eight page paper, choek full of
the best sort of reading matter,
news, market reports, and al that.
You caunot afford to be without it.
Price $1,25 a year. We wiil tarnish
the "Weekly News and Observer
until January 1 st. IS'?, for 31. send
for sample eopj'. ' Addres
News and Ob-erver Co,
" ; . ", llalfrigii,.??. C.
225 lbs. CALICO
20c per Pound
AS FIM. OF UOLD;
Homanre of(lt; Tread well Sfin
It has be?n whispered from time
to time in. the last ycsir- that Alaska
has the richest gold mine in the,
world, but people who heard frag
ments of the story simply shrugged
their shoulders and paid no further
aVt(mt$n to' the ubject. Investor
iu miuiug property have been fleeced
so often tht every interprise for
getting the precious metals out of
th,e earth bears t their eyes the,
marks of a swindle. And then
(burring the beautiful fur seal) they
flunk there is nothing i that far
off country but Thlinke's, Ilvdahs,
Chilkat nfwskrats, icebergs gla
ciers, and other unmerchantable ar
ticles. Only u few of the mor
favored tourists who hnve been let
into some of the secrets of the small
clique qwnng the property appre
ciate tb,e.gyit wealth that is lockejj
up in the forbidding cliffs on the
shore about two hundred miles
north of Sitka. It is no concern o.f
the insiders. .o have the world know
that they owiv. millions of tons of
jock into which long ages ago the
precious metid was so generously
filtered. They have tip mine for
sale. It is the little fellows owninsr
holes in the ground which have been
hea' ily stocked who want to sell.
They are content to quietly dig out
100 per pent, a month in this dark
corner of the earth. Moijest fellows
On the west side of the Gastineau
Channel, within pistol shot of the
mainland and under the shadow of
precipitous mountains, is Douglass
Island. ; Just back. from the shore,
in a cliff froui 800 "to 1000 feet high,
s a horizontal shaft 400 feet wide
and many hundred feet lM)g. At
intervals along the top of the clilf
are perpendicular shafts. This is
the Tread weU Mine; It is said that
some rock has leen taken out which
yields as high as $200 per" -'taw, but
that is exceptional. The statement
of one intelligent man is that the
average is $9 pgr ton, ant that it
cpsts $1.50 per ton to convert the
raw material iuto gold bars, and
that 300 tons ftf rock can be reduced
per day. These figures being cor-j
rect, the net product of the mine is
$675,000 a year, allowing only 300
wording days. ' Another authority
estimated that the qutput for the
year 1887 would be $100,000 per
month, or $4,200,000 per year, and
I the yield this year certainly cannot
be less. Diamond drills have been
run long distances iu various '. direc
tions and show no change in the
character of the rock or the ore. A
thousand feet below the level of the
earth it is just the same. It sounds
extravagant, but experts who have
made careful investigation declare
that there is unquestionably enough
gold, i the mine to pay the national
debt (about $1,200,000,000) and
that there are many million dollars
worth of pay rock in sight. The
confidence of the owners of the pro
perty is shown by the fact that they
have in operation more stamps than
there are in any other mill in the
world. The appreciation of the
mine by other people is indicated by
a bid of $16,000,000 which was
made tor the property some months
The mina was named for its dis
coverer. Tread well was an old Cal
ifornjan of long experience in mill
iner, lie was one ot a great-number
r n- .
W P"Ple ho cowing., that . there
are valuable mineral deposits sorne-
where in Alaska, went there pros
pecting. The natives, a good-na-
touristg and explorers aqng the coast
almost any distance. Many old
miners are constantly testing the
rocks with hammer and glass. They
have located deposits of gold,. silver,
copper, iron and other'metals, but it
was reserved for Tread well to find
this.mass of gold-bearing rock. It
is said that when he first visited it
there was a vein of gold running
conspicuously up and down tz face
of the cliff. After satisfying hirascf
that it was worthy of further tests,
he went t3 California, bought some
machinery, and then returned. It
required but little work with this
machinery to excite his cupidity to
the highest pitch. Having secured
his rights in the claim, he went to
San Francisco with some specimens
of the ore. Senator Jones, of Neva
da, was at thaj; time in bad luck, and
poor. It was his opportunity. lie
went up to Alaska and was con
vinced that another fortune awaited
hiin if he could get control of the
Tread well Mine. He formed a syn
dicate and was given a quarter in
terest in the profits of the mine as a
consideration. 'Tread well, it is said,
received $1,000,000 in cash and a
small percentage pf the profits. The j
stock of the company is now owned
mainly by fpr pe.rsons, of whom
Jones and D. 0. Mills are two.
The mine employs natives, and
Cornishmen, and laborers, paying
them $1.5Q per day and upward, and
has already become quite a center of
miscellaneous business. "With Cali
fornia losing its prestige a3 a gold
producing pqmitry, Australia dis-.
appointing its friends, ami other
parts of the earth failing to meet
expectations, the students of fina: c.
are lqoking about the world for a
new source of supply. Perhaps
Alaska will fulfill the requirements.
Bnrmah, a mysterious country, of
tyhich Americans know even less
than pf their own Alaska, is said to
h'?e enormous stores of gold qrp, pf
the location of which nolody but a
few persons connected with the
Government know anything, but
developments Cannot fee expected
there for many years. Meanwhile
Alaska Trill come to the frpnt. At
all events, people who have seen the
Trcadwell like to remark: i'Ahuia
was" certainly worth the- $7,?00,000
Seird paid for it twenty years
ago." Chicago Tribune.
Slate Tnx and Bepublirn Plunder-
'c propose to say a word now on
a subject in regard to which the Ue
publican leaders never dare to open
But because they are silent i. no
reason why we should be, and we
propose ,,ow and here to tell what
the Republicans think it best not to
tell, that s to sav. the storv of He-
pablican waste, Republican plunder, !
and Republican financial misman-1
. li x- a n t: '
agement generally in Aorth Carou-.
na. It is a story worth hea, ring
That party practically began its
government of North Carolina in
the sprpig of 18C3 by the organiza
tion of the Can by Constitutional
Convention, which was speedily fol
lowed by the Canby -carpet-bag Leg
In the matter of legislative ex
penses the Legislature inaugurated
its career by paying its members
seven dollars jer diem and mileage
at the. rate of twenty cents per mile,
sat three hundred and four days,
and received for their labors the
amount of 430,95.?. t
The expenses of the several -Legislatures
from the year 1K(JS to 1887,
both inclusive :
1868-'9 at $7 per day and 20
1870-'l at per day and 20
1872-'3 at $5 pur day and 20
j 1G74 at 5.
per day and 20
1876 at $4 per day and 10
1879-'80 at $4 per day and 10
1881 at S4 per day and 10
1883 at $4 per day and 10
1885 at $4 per day and 10
188.7; at $4 per day and 10
From the above it. will be seen
that from 1870, Avheu the Democrats
hLsLP?i,l':Zs ot " that""bodv
' f;i ; icof
when, instead of of $430,958, as in
1868-'69, it cost the State only $56,
259 for the Democratic Legislature
of that year, and 1887 only $58,
286. The records of the Treasury
show that the average cost; c,f-each
of the four Deinqccatic Legislatures
from 1881 to 1885, inclusive, in
milage and per diem was $58,130,
being nearly one eighth of the liadi
ical Legislates 18S8-69.
The latest postal law decision is
to the effect thakjuiblishers of news-
pancrs can, umier tne law, arrest
any man for f rami who take? a paper
and refuses to pay for it. Under
this law it is a dangerous trick for
a man to allow his subscription to
run on for six nio'jth to a year and
a half unpaid and toU theposniaster
to mark it "refused" or scud the
editor a postal card to diecoutiuue
the paper. Wiimiugton Star.
The man withouta purpose is like
a ship without a rudder a waif,
a nothing, a no man. Have a pur
pose in life if it is only to kill a-r.d
divide and sell an oxen well, but
have purpose; and having it, throw
such thought Of ming and muscle
into your work as Cod las given
yoxi. " ' "
KIEL SMITH S STRATEGY.
How fie Once-Got KM of Some
law throughout Maine knows I
Court Recorder Rue! Smith, whlle a:,u I,eC!i:no lKrf-tiy dipgust-,a
wln iKiinllv ti-Pl tbJed with the rdavers. to think what
State with Chief Justice Pe-i
ters. Once upone a time liti
el was in charge, of the tele
graph office at Ea stport, which
wa on the ground floor. Just
unUer the window of this office
there was a wooden bench,
and on it there formerly gath
ered a crowd of loafers, who
persisted in occupying the
place and in making noise,
despite the frequent appeals
of Mr. Smith. Finally the
time came when they gathered
so thick as to darken the win
dow, and Rnel laid Jiis plan
to clear them out. First he
suggested that the old seat
needed repairing, and fitted
fm a brand new zinc cover.
Then he ran a wire from the
main line inside, out through
a small hole in the side of the
building, connecting with the
zinc. About the usual time
for the crowd to gather he
went outside and thoroughly
wet down the ground where
rested the feet of the loafers,
and then resumed his usual at
By and by along came the
gang, and-noon the usual loud
conversation and the whistling
began, and soon, too, a whole
row, some ten or a dozen loaf
ers, were seated along the new
ana innocent looKing zinc.
Mr. Smith is a patient man,
lm; (,n forbearance ceased
10 )e a telegraph virtue, and,
.. it . , '
casting one look of misrhtv
pity and pleasure at the group,
he gently "made connection,"
and in a flash the electricity
was darting'up and down that
bench and off through the
bodies of the loafers to the
vyet earth beneath their feet.
"Gee whiz!" one exclaimed as
he sprang from the seat, rub
bing the parts most affected,
and it was "Gee whiz!" or
something worse, that sprung
to the lips of all the rest.
When they recovered, all look
ed at some one- else, but
for their life none could tell
I what ha d happened, They ac
cused each other 01 using some
kind of needle, but a close in
spection of the seat failed re
vealed anything, and soon all
were seated and hard at their
arguments again. Mr. Smith
made annother connection,
and this time he let her go the
whole bigness. Those fellows
went endwise, sideAvise and
otherwise, and ever af ter their
ways led them clear of the
zinc seat in front of the old
Kastporr telegraph office.
Iown in MisftiM.si)!i.
"Good mawnin, boss," said
Uncle John Dixon, walking up
to the general delivery win
dow of the post-oflice in a
Mississippi village and taking
off his hU hat. "Say, boss,
has you got any mail fur me"
After looking through about
forty five letters the postmas
ter answers in the negative.
One-half hour later.
IT. J. I). Say, boss! has you
got any mail furrnei
JJV mail has arrived yet.
P.M. No mail for you.
U. J. I). You didn't look.
P. M. Been no mail in yet.
U. J. J). Why don' you look,
how does you know dere ain't
P. M. You were here half
j an hour annd tw
! U. J. D.-Moimhty quar you
icawn't look: von never look
for cnllud folks.
P. M. Go on, now; when I
say there' t no mail tiiere is
U. J. P. Pis is de j' -office,
ain't it ain't iti
P. M. Yes,
tj. J. P. Week I'se
right to come an' ask fur
1 mail, I has
P. M. Man won t be m
U. J. P. You ought er look.
(One hour later.)
Uncle John Pixon loos up be
! .1 ...,r
j lore iii 10 w,
P. Yl. Nothing for von
U. J. P. You didn't look.
'Pease to me you mought look
P. M. (Looks thought the
Q's to appease him) Noth
ing. U. J. P. Sure dere s nuth-
ought to be a postal card here.
Gotnuthin' fur 'Liza Pixon?
Mebbe it was sent to her.
P. M. No; there's nothin
U. J. P. You dida' -look..
nuthin' fur Liza:
look. Petroit Free Press.
HARD POKi:St I.Vi'K,
A Mjn Cbe.ated II isnseif out ofZO.OQO
I took mv napers and t ried to read, !
drew my chair close to the table tj j
watch the Samy' I looked on for a!
chumps thy were. Why, they
did'f t know how to, play. Here was
anothei evidence of my luck. If I
hadn't sworn off I might have won
a couple hundred of dollars. I
watched their game so long that IJ
thought I wqnld risk rifty dollars,
and if I lost that I would quit, and
well, fifty dollars more or less for
expenses woman t cue lmiQii or a;
figure. So I went to the captain J
and bought fifty dollars worth of!
"corn." They used corn in those
days, having no chips as we do now,
I startel fh to play, and after a while
lost all the oru I liad. It was not
my bad playing, but simply hard
luck. I thought I couldn't alwavs
lose, so I invested one hundred dol
lars more in. com, and, to make fa
long story short, I lost that. After
losing vone hundred and fifty dollars
I became desperate, and played with
great recklessness. I invested the
ballance of money in corn, and had
lost all but five or ten grains, which
1 had in my coat pocket, when Wi
boat whistled for a landing. The
first mate arose and said :
"Gentlemen, I am very sorry, but
we have to take some wood at this
station and my serviced are needed.
You gentleman can continue the
game or wait until we set under
steam again, and I will join you."
After awhile we agreed to wait for
the niatf. I thought f would take
a stroll on the deck and get some
fresh air. I walked down the gang
plant, and where the boat had land
ed there was a great, large house. I
could not tell what kind of a house
it was, as the night was pitch dark.
I walked up to it and felt that there i
were holes in the side. I ran mv
fingers through the holes, and imag
ine my surpripe when I found it
contained corn. I had aceidently
run across the cirn crib. I was not
of -a thievish disposition, but I
thought if I took an car of corn and
I won, why I would place in my
pocket what I had taen and only
cash what I had really won ; but on
the other if I lost 011 the other, if 1
lost well, it y.is like i drowning
man catching at a straw. Sol took
an ear of corn and placed it in my
pocket and commenced shelling it.
In the course of half an hour the
boat started down the river and we
resumed the game. From the start
I commenced winning- Everything
I drew to I got. I won pot after pot.
About 3 o'clock a. m. some one pro
posed that we have a jack pot and
quit for the night. Everybody
ajrreeu. mere was sonietiiiug imt
$5,000 in the pot, ind I won it.
Every one commenced counting their
corn to cash in, and I commenced
counting mine, I was y,i:nir of
810,000, when the captain said,
'Hold on there. I don't issue
any red corn."
There was a stir immediately.
The Captain wanted everybody
searched, and in going through my
pockets he discoved the ear of corn
which I had taken, which proved to
be red. In taking out the corn I
had won, some qf the red corn got
mixed in with the white. Some of
them wanted to shoot me; others
wanted to lynch me, but the cap
tain said no; he would not cash my
corn and would put me off the boat.
Immediately he stopped the boat
I walked back until I had gotten as
far as the crib of corn which con
tcined 75,000 ears of white corn,
aud the one I got was tire only red
ear in the crib. t. Lewis Post
Dispatch. Why the MatfX wan Broken Off.
Mother It is hard for a widowed
mother to part with her only daugh
ter. Suitor No doubt of it, but she
will be well taken cave of.
.Mother You may have her on
Suitor Name it.
Mother That I make my home
Suitor Livq with r.s all the time.
Sniror (after a little reflection)
All right. It will save us the
expense of hiring a servant girl.
At Spezzia,Italv, the whole Ita'-
inn flppt is to assemble for
months exercise. One of the items
in the programme is to show the
facility with which a large force
can be disembarked, fully equipped
sor attack, and EiiS alarmists
! Fno-knd could be invaded before u
' defensive force couia ue gaiueieu
on any point
.SITTING SIDE BY Slitll.
A:il They Gftt lo Tisinkinar How Fnn.
uj it Would Be.
The Boston Courier savs
they were sitting togagher in
warm parlor, saving Iittie,
! hut tiiinking much. Hut love-
.0 not need to .sav much to!:.,
The little clock on the man
tel for a considerable tiroe had
been the only speaker. Its
tick. tick. fink. tifk sppttio.-I
i0 tlQ youth to say . ttKiss
her, kiss her, kiss her, kiss
her." To the maiden it said :
"Leap year, leap year, leap
year, leap year," and its reit
eration of this phrase forced
the maid to break the silence.
'How funny some people
are!" she said.
vYes, some want to be mar
ried in a balloon, some on the
middle arch of a bridge, some
in a boat, some in a railroad
train, some on horseback, some
on the edge of a precipice,
some down in a coal mine"
"Yes I have noticed it."
"What is the object I won
"Marriage, of caurse."
"But I mean their object in
getting married out of the
'.'Well J'U tell you what I
think; They get married in
this way so that tliey can tell
their children and their grand
children that they were mar
ried under peculiar circum
stances, n s for instance : Your
mother and me, children, were
married in a coal mine,' or,
'Your grandmother and me,
children, were married in a
I'll bet that's just the reason,
said the maiden.
"Of conrse it is the reason."
There was a pause. Then
the maiden with
cheek said :
"I've been thinking, John '
"Yes i" he said inlerrog.
atively. "I've been thinking how
funn it would be " (a pause
and deeper blush.)
"Well, Bella, you've been
thinking what ?'
'I've been thinking
fnnny it would be if "
"If, when the subject
marriage come up thirty
forty years hence, you
point to me and say
children your grandmother
vironosed to me in leai) year
and we were married a tew
John is very busy these
days furnishing a nice little
cottage, and Bella is superin
tending the making of her
A Railroad 9Inn Keen Fur.
A fine ear for music is no rarity,
yet peculiarities are occasionally no
ticed that attract attention. It is
said that expert musical conductors
can tell which cue of thirty or forty
musical instruments should come in
at given points in orchestral work or
in minute technicalities who is
wrong. About to name a keynote
is also sometimes noticed that is
some people on hearing a chord up
on a piano or organ can tell, without
seeing the instrument or playci,
what key has been struck, or what
is the signature of a chord or a con
certed piece. This i3 quite rare,
but a more peculiar faculty ig some
times exhibited. Sometime ago two
cWSshlg'iti the 'evening. The man
had at one time been-a switchman
on the railroad. His companion
said, as a railrpad train was heard
approaching. "Is that the Chicago
"No,' he answered, "that's a wild
cat with engine No. 23G."
"How do you know ?'
"I know by the sound of her bell."
His companion was skeptical, so.
he said! "Now, yon stand here till
the train comes in sight and see if I
And sure enough, a minute later
a-light engine, No. 230. passed under
the electric light at the crosaing,
tolling her bell meanwhile.
"1 karned to u; that when I was
switching lights," the man explain
ed. "I had thirty tmins to let into
the trainhouse between 7 p. m. and
'noTO uoro p.iiu fr.'ieks
to know which w-13
which with a
smile by the tone of their bells."
:.rh a fiimiltvis a rare one, and
j nQt fce acqujr
ed where it dots
To destroy autsj sprinkle powder
ed borax around the invested places.
A Short .Sermon for the Boy.
following extract from, the
News, Chicago, contains
that it would be well for
y iU4 man to consider.
that, are so unfortunate as
r nroi Art M.t maJ hn C4A..ninJI
Every man builbs hii house by
the time he is40 jears old. After
that he may decorate, it and fresco
it and oinamer.t it in many yays,
but the house is built qnd he cannot
change it. He has cqlainated. The
growth, is oyer and the processes qf
decay are begin uing or haye begun j
He will r.ot progress further, but,
on the c-jntrary, will go backward,
Look aro.und. you and jou will see
that it is true. The world's work is
being done by men who are less than
40 years old. Look through all the '
ehauuals of human industry and see
the rueu who are actually pushing on -the
work ; they are all young men.
It is the same in business, in Jaw, in
the churches, and iu the newspapers.
Of course, the men who are most
prominent in nffaars axe o.ver 40, but
they are all men who haye done their
woik. Tbey are not progressing
now; they are sittiLg still. They
are not growing, they aue decaying.
It is true that men may become rich
er, and they will, of course, have a
deeper fund of experience to draw
upon as the years go on, but that is
not what I mean. It is in the decade
between 30 and 40 that tbey havo
made themselves cr marred them
sel ve - Show me a man 40 years old
who has not succeeded and I vill
show you a man who never will suc
ceed. A man is elected President
alter lie is 40, but the foundations of
reputation and fitness were laid be
fore. That is not housebuilding
it' is decoration. ' "
The Jnrtfre and (he Ball.
There were several snoring tales
told at recent gathering of lawyers
ai 3.;iiens, ua., Din it was lett to ex
Senator Pope Barrow tofiinish them
He said that Gov. Lumpkin, for
merly Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court, was in Louisville, in Jeffer
son county, attending court, and
that the laudlord put him in a room
on the ground floor of the hotel, the ;
windows and doors of which open
ed on the street. Judge Lumpkin,
when sound asleep, could awaken
t!i3 n itive. with his loud breathing.
About midnight, when everything ,
was quiet, the Judge commenced -puffing
blowing and snortiDg hi h.a
Out on tlrc-otrti wits IHthi jrinvy
woods bull, which was "monarch of '
all he surveyed." He heard the snor-
ing of Governor Lumpkin, and he
must havo imagined that it was one
j of his rivals from a neighboring plan-'
Station. The little bull threw a few
bushels of dirt over his back and
prepared for battle, He bellowed
once or twice to notify his adversary
that he was on the ground, but it did
not disturb the Governor in the least,
T he huoring went on without inter -mission.
This exasperated the little'
bull, aiid curling his tail over his,
ack, he made a break for the win
dow aud went through it, carrying ,
everything before him on his horns'.'
The sr.ddenjiush of the bull into tho
i oo'm awakened the Governor, qntj
taking in the situatipn, he left, with
the bull in full possession of the
POt KEttY'S TICKET ISIHH4.
At the election iu Richmond coun
ty iu 1881, Oliver H. Dockery, the
present Republican candidate for
Governor, voted as follows: .
To represent the public in the
Legislature he voted for Harvy
Quick, a negro lawyer, against John
W. Sueed, one of the best white
farmers of Richmond county.
For Coroner, he voted fo Felix
Jacobs, a negro man, against Dan
iel Gjy, a one-legged Confederate
soldier. , . ..nj-
for one N. "VY. Harlefl, a negro man,
aginst Alexander L. McDonald, a
white man cpmpetsnt to fill the office
and universally esteemed in the
county for his courteous heariDg.
News and Qbservor.
In many respects, as foreigners
truthfully say, the English language
is a very curious one, the same
word often having so many different
meaninss. Here is an instance : A
sleeper is one who sleeps. A sleeper
is that in which the sleeper sleeps.
A sleeper is that on which the s'eep
er wh'ch earrios the sleeper, while
he s'eeps, runs. Therefore, while
the sleeper sloeps in the t-leeper, the
sleeper carries the sleeper over the
sleeper tinder the sleeper, until tbe
sleeper which carries the sleeper
jumps off the sleeper, and wakes the
sleeper in tbs fcleeper by striking
the sleeper under the sleeper, and
there is no longer at.y sleeper sleep
in" in the sleeper on tho sleeper.
A gentleman who wears a Cleve
land beaver says that eome of thes'Qp.
weak-kDfted would be-:Third-party
men remind him of an pld maid
about fo ty-fivo years old passing
off foi thirty, when che goes to cross
a muddy place on the side-walk. If
she raises her dress she will show
her ankles and if she don't raise it
she wiil get bcr skfrts muddy.
Come out, boys, and let us know
who you are. Don't be afraid to -show
ycur colors. Plant.