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Sit MONTHS. ' - .75
CONCORD, N. C, SEPTEMBER 28, 1888.
AGRICULTURAL ft iEGMlOfiL
CONCORD, N. C,
OCTOBER 9, 10, il and 12 1888.
THE FALL TRADE
Will soon open, and H. A. BROWN, as usual, is fully pre
pared to sell every thing in the line of
Dry Goods, Groceries,
EOCK BOTTOM PEICES
A BKAVE HIDE.
Ided.. "But the Yankees will
a sonrn Boy AHmiinro in the Ron ' return and they will rind
Eariy iy of the c iva war. j my dispatches on me. They
By the side of a little stream, j are important ones and had to
in the shade of an oak tree, 1 l delivered by ten tonight,
Paul lay watching the cork! or else we would lose the
bobbing up and down on the j battle tomorrow."
"Uouian t tney be sent,
queried I'aui, anxious
He is, now receiving a Full Stock of Fall and Winter Goods
i . 1 . VI
water at nis leet.- ar on m
the distance a misty haze
hung like a veil over the dark
mass of trees on the mountain
side. Over the fields of yel
low grain swept agen tie breeze
wafting from the distant
meadows the soothing swish
of the clumsv farm wagon as
they toiled up the long hills,
laden with the golden har
vest. The qniet rusting of the
leaves, thesubdued sounds of
the distant reapers' call, the
low droning of bees mingled
into a soft, drousy music, and
Paul's eyes closd involuntary.
The cheerful tune of the sup-
such as the people need and will have. He will not be under-! Per horn' the wllirr of a lark's
sold, and takes for his motto LOW PRICES." His line of Dry
Goods, Hats, Boots and Shoes are no Shoddy Articles or sec
ond hand purchases, but the Price will raise a
RACKET in the Market.
of the very best quality for everv customer. The
: grades of
FLOUR A SPECIALIY,
: and alwavs in Stock.
Be sure to call on him if
wings close to his ear and the
sudded slash of the fishing
pole inio the water were unno
ticed. This was the first summer of
the civil war. North and
Sou tli were ablaze with enthu-
isiasm; the country was full of
marching regiments, and
i troops of cavelery with sing
Sing bugles at their heads
very best ! would dash through quiet vil
jlage streets and speed away in
the darkness to the distant
i Terry quiet it was this sul
S try afternoon, and no one who
you want t looked at the peaceful farm
Country Produce of all kinds taken in exchange ; house and the buisy slaves
lor goods, at Lash Prices.- Do not sell before you see him.
And now thanking you for the very liberal patronage so freely
oestowed iieretotore, and asking a continuance of t
1 1 am Very Respectfully,
IR. A. BBO"WSr.
large and varied exhibit of Stock, Poultry, Farm and!
Dairy Products, Fruits, Flowers, Ladies' Fancy Work, Ma-1
A, H. PR0PST,
chinerv, &x, &c.
ft i i i
- j Plans and specifications of build-!
4 il i 1 r . . j Ii:gs made in any style. All cou-i
A well-constructed track for the trials oi trails for tHitiifuii.v ?s-;
1 iTk . . . I 1
d iv. Running races by well-(rained horses.!-
31ule races on Friday afternoon.
Fcr Sale Cheap,
A ONI) HAND
I still keep on hand a stock of
l Champion Mowpv liepairs. My
I old customers ' A linl lijeat the old
stand, Allison's corner.
I nl-tf C. R. AVHITE.
harvesting in the iields would
have imagined that a few'
; miles away were two armies
! ready to begin the terrible
I drama of war.
i The shadows of the old stone
fences and dusty alderberry
j bushes lengthened across the
iroad. The cows came slowly
I up from the pasture tinkling
j thier mellow bells dreamily as
(they waded in the brook. The
! reapers, with their scythes
jaeioss their sholdies, came
j hoemward across the new
! mown meadow singing some
low sweet lullaby of old
Presntlv there was a sound
I The undersigned having taken out
j letters of administration on the es
j tate of Aaron Ritchie, dee'd, all per
I sous w ho are iudehted to said p-ttite
with a caj'ciry for te vc piisM-npcr-, are hereby notified to come forward
I , - il i . 1 . 1.11 .... 1 1 1:
in Lt'id nuiLins nicer, v aii ai nils' juiu senie, aim an persons noiain
CHEAP FOK CASH AT
M. E. CASTOR'S
I of horses feci o;i the hard
j pike road. Closer and closer
it came and the loud hoof-
beats awoke Paul from his
slumber. He raised himself
on his elbow and peered
through the tall grass to see
who was coming.
Suddenly a loud yell broke
-n tin- HH uviniimi- nir I'nnl
claims ngiiinst the said estate will I A i . i
prese jt tl.em for puvment within ! Png- to his feet. Over the
twelve months of this notice, or the! top of the hill just ill front of
same wi'l be pleudod in bar of their him dashed four confederate
I horsemen, tlieir horses reek-
S. M. Ritciue and
Adnu's ot Aaron liitchic, dee'd.
Aug. 21, 1SSS.
iug with sweat and ilecked
with form. Almost at their
heels charged half a dozen un
ion cavelerymen. Three pistol
shots rang out simultaiii
eouslV. and one of the confed-
By authority vested in mo as knttes threw up his arms, reel
Commissioiitr, by a decree to sell ! ed for a moment 111 his saddle
land for partition, tiled in the oiiice and then fell on the dustv
of the Clerk of the Superior Court ! iV'iv;idp Thp rest il-mlied
Sale of Land.
Rosm SiitBS, sines,
fates peised eaIa disy at H
o'clock a, m9 ami c!gsI at
5 o'elocli p. nu Prniiuiti list
turifilNlied mi application Sie
railroads will give the is&aal
low rateo Come each day
mm term your fafimlses.
;lise Ag-ricsiltoal air.
'If P I
of Cabarrus county, on the ICth dav
of August, 18.L'8, in a Special Pio
ceedinsr, wherein Paul liarnhardt
and others are PlaiutifTs and Paul
Barnhardt, Guar han, D. W. Ury,
Guardian, and others are Defend
ants, l win sell, by ptib.ic auction,
at tne lonrt House door in Concord,
X. C, on Monday, the 1st dav of
October, I8S8, a tract Of land, known
forward with the union men
close in the rear.
Down the rockey road, en
veloped in a cloud of dust,
they went, urging on their
tired horses with shouts and
i turnin tire on the foe, who
tiO ! ADK COFFINS, ALL KINDS
I d net f-ell fer cost, but for a small
profit, t ome and exin.ine my line of
Old furniture lepairect
12 M. E. CASTOH.
Miseh to ee asid misch t
pSeae 12vesayl50iy come.
A grooel tMiie all aroits&d
or 5T:Sre aci
hv ii weil-iraicfie! hassd
Siiif;f? admission, 50 cents; Children under 15 years of ngc, 25
cents; under 8 years, free. Season tickets, till
25th of September, $1.00.
h. c. McAllister,
Ii, T. J. LUDWIG,
H. A, 43L.VCCTTLPEE,
Sale of Valuable Land!
By virture of a decree of tho K
perior Court of Cabal rus count y in
the Sneci-il Pn-ceediutrs of E. G.
Irwin, AdinY of J;lm A. Baker, oe
ceaf d, vs. J, P. Baker and otlurs. I,
asCoinniifeiouev, will peli at public
auction, hi front of the cuurt nciibe
doer in Concord, on the
sent laden messengers whiz
zing pas their heads. So
pursued and pursurs galloped
out of sight leaving the poor
fellow mortally wonded bv
the way side with his faithful
horse standing near.
Paul sprang over the low
stone fence and approached
the wounded man.
The confederate courier, for
such he was lay on his side,
one hand supporting his head
and the other clasped tightly
to his heart. His face was
j 4. Jl fC 1 ? i A- till XV K, J .
j quivered, his breath came slow
land painfully- and a violent
j tremor shook his frame. From
j a wound near the right temple
I a little stream of blood trickled
' slowly clown, staining the gray
; jacKet and .settling m a criin
The YWekly News and Observer is i 'son )0ol in the load,
a long ways tiie best paper evemub-! tj it n 1 i ; i :
b.ntel in North Caro.b.a. It is it 1 x aul knelt by Ins side, rais-
dit'to the ieoi)iea:idtotbe State jed JllS head tellderiv. nil'd lest-
as the borne piace of Daniel Earn
hardt, deceased, in No. 9 township,
Cabarrus county, containing 200
acres; the description :md bounda
ries whereof are fully set orth in a
deed, for said tract of land, from
Daniel Barnhardt to Eyeiine Barn
l.ardt, recorded ir. Book No. 28 page
393, iu the office of the Register of
Deeds, for Cac-nri us county.
Tjerips of Sale: One fourth o$ the
purchase, money in cash, balanec
paj'abje twelve mouths after date of
salet secured by note, at eight per
cent interest, with good sureties and
title reserved till purchase money is
PAid in full.
Title to this land is pprfect.
GEORGE L. PATxERSON,
August 16 th., 1888.
to relieve him
"There's no one to take them
at least no one I could trust,
murmured the soldier. "And
besides, the distance is over
thirty miles and the Yankees
are before us on the road""
A bright thought struck
UI will take them, sir," he
said quickly. "To whom are
they to be delivered f
"Colonel Raynor, Forty
third Virginia cavalry, at
lioekville. But could you
really undertake such a ride
thirty-five miles in four hours'
and the dying soldier looked
anxiously at Paul.
"Yes, sir; I promise you I
will do it," answered Paul
The man pointed to his vest
pocket. Paul drew out from
it a blood-stained packet of
The man was very near the
end now. With a greatful
smile at the young face, bend
ing over him, he whispered
"Thank you, oh, thank you
you will save the men.
Tell them why I could not
scome. feena mv warcu ro my
j mother, Avhose address is on
j this letter. Tell them how I
! died and burv ma here here.
! The eyes closed, the hands
dropped, the head fell back,
and the brave courier lay dead
by the roadside. Paul spread
the cavalry cloak over the still
form, thrust the dispatches in
his pocket, sprang on the wait
ing charger and started down
It was now about six o'clock.
If he wished to keep his prom
ise there was no time to lose.
Should he go home hist, it
would be a great delay, and
perhaps they would not let
him go at all. So he deter
mined to start immediately.
He called a negro man who
stood in a field near by, tell
ing him to run to the house,
inform the family of what had
happened, and have the sol
dier s body cared for immedi
ately. Then touching the iiery
horse with his heels, he dashed
off down the road.
The horse, a blooded animal
with arching neck, slender
limbs, plunged forward as if
stung and swept on at a hard
gallop. Down they clat
tered, past the farm, over the
wooden bridge, then out into
the level road once more. It
was growing dark rapidly.
Low in the east were great
banks of dark clouds, through
which the lightning Hashed,
and in the distance could be
heard the low rumble of thun
der. They n eared a dark forest
that loomed up before them.
Paul was a brave bov, but he
could not help glancing anx
iously at the deep shadows of
the woods,, at the tall trees Hit
ting by and listening to the
dismal echoes his horse's foot
falls awoke. Suddenly there
came a Hash of lightening and
and a tall oak, shivered from
top to bottom, fell across the
pathway. At the same time a
loud clap of thunder shook the
ground and died away in low
reverbeations over against the
Paul's hors.e reared on its
haunches, paralyzed with fear;
then, trembling in every- limb
with a wild neigh of terror, it
made a Hying leap over the
prostrate tree and darted down
the road with Hying feet.
Paul knew his danger, but
he was accustomed to riding,
and he clung tatlie saddle with
his head bent forward on
ed neck, quivering nostrils,
limbs trembling with fear.
Out of the woods into the
open road again, and Paul
drew a sigh of releif. Before
him were the twinkling lights
of a village. Up the hill he
came and down the long, nar
row street, the iron hoofs stri
king fire from the stony pave
ment. The shop windows
looked like patches of light in
in the darkness, and he could
see the clerks run to the door
to see who the mad rider was.
As he left the village behind
arid trailed out into the coun
try again, Paul heard the town
clock slowly chiming seven.
He had ridden ten miles in the
last hour. .
Still the mad pace was kept
up as the horse Hew by iields "
of corn, through low pasture
lands and by farm houses
perched on rocky hills, over
rus tic" bridges that cracked be
neath the beating- hoofs, up
muddy hills and down in low
valleys through ankledeep water that
splashed horse and rider from head
He must have been riding at least r
half an hour longer, -when at " t'te
turn of theroad Paul caught sight
of a man on horseback. -
It was the picket of the union .
cavalrymen, w ho were resting and
eating supptr in a small cabin a few
feet from the roadside.
'Halt!" cried the soldiei, da Paul
came galloping-up. Sut the horse
and rider dashed by without heeding
the command. The picket raised
his pistol, there was a crack, and a,
bullet wizzed by the boy's ear.
The soldier started in pursuit and
' the rest of the men ran to their
horses and darted away after him.
Paul heard them coming, heard the
heavy splash of their gallowing
horses on the muddy road. But the
pursurers were soon left behind, and
Paul sped on alone through the
Just as he crossed the railroad
track he heard tluN heavy rumbling
of the approaching express, and the
bright headlight burst in view
around the curve. "With a bound
the horse cleared the track and sped
It was five minutes of eight, Paul
knew, for at that hour the traiu was
due. In a few minutes more he was
at the station, which was 18 miles
from his home.
As he left behind him the long
line of light from the car windows
the horse began to slacken his pace,
and his rider could hear the heavy
breathing that was the first sign of
exhaustion. He galloped still, but
it was in u labored way, and Pant
could see that his strength would
not last much longer so he pulled
in the reins a little. The horse re
lapsed into a swinging trot and. Paul
sat upright in the saddle.,
The storm was now past and the.
dark clouds drifted by rapidly before
the rising wind, leaving the drench.-
ed landscape Hooded with silvery
moonlight Paul could see tho
corn lying prostrate in the flooded
Iields, the meadows gleaming in the
watery light, with the overflowing
brooks that washed over them, and
now and then a fallen tree or over
The horses trot grew slower and
slower, Paul could feel the trembling
limbs totter as they staggered on
ward. 1 he heavy breathing grew
shorter and quicker, the smoking
Hanks were covered with foam, and
from the distended nostrils trickled
a tiny stream of blood.
One mile, two miles, they crept
on. The trot relasped into a walk,
the walk into a .stagger. Then,
with a loud half neigh, haf-groan,
the exhausted auimal fell to the
ground dead. "
Paul sprang off as the horse rolled
over and set out down the road at a
run. Up and down hill, splashing
through the streams, he hurried with
but one thought in his mind to
deliver the dispatches in time, i'or
more than a mile he ran, but his
exertions began to tell on him and
his legs began to weary. Once he
slipped and fell, then eat for a mo
ment breathless, but he sprang up.
and hastened forward.
His strength was beginning to
fail him when before him he saw a
light twinkling in a farm house,
;th the energy of desperation he
ran forward and opening the door
fell prostrate in the room.
A woman who was knitting ilea
a crib screamed at the sisrht of tho
the : ii0y divnchtd to the skin, splattered
the i with mud and sprinkled with blood.
horse s neck. To keep
horse straight in tl-M road was lying on the floor, but a soldier in
and each moment
nearer their desti-
188 8 st cue i.Viotk
land situated in No
I he people should take a pride in it. i ed it on his knee. '1
uoa.ti ue m every iamur. it is
' ! aJ eisht page paper, chock fu.l of
p.m. a irsK-t i-fiihe best sort ot readmy mutter.
;i T..wnsl.in. sa;d!V-fcWS' "ark--t P?i;ts. nil that.
,.,; fir... i iou cannot anoru to re viinout it.
county c,m a...u.c fifty mv w.-.re or , rrice 8 , 2- u r We ,vi; Un.nh
l.ss, iu-vl J i-nngtlie h.r.d-,f K A. the Weekly News and Observe
barn h&i rlt, u . 1- Luiu:ui and ut!i ! until J.inuarv 1 st .. 18(j. for 31. send : 1 v.
fn-, it ben!;; a nsiri of v l a' was the
liomet place of said Jt.lm A ISak'-i. I
ill alo sell the inversion in the (lo v
oi Saiali A. Dak i. j-m d dt-w jr ens'.-t
ing o -4 acie.sa.nd btitig a rait f
said heme placf.
Tc nns of sale fhnv.'iitd e-li.
ludauce on six montli.-t(ine with S peri
tut interest per anuuai Irv'n day of i
sslf. jeeured by scud b"nd title re
served umil pui chase moiiey is p:tid in
G InyiN. Co.ni iT.er-
By W. G. gleans, Atty -Aug.
If .1 1 . 1
ior sutupif copy. Address,
News and Ob-ehvek Co,
closed his eyes for
then opened them
them on Paul's
kvOh. sCr." gasped Paul faint-
is thnre anything I can do
i his object,
; bore die in
! The dispatches must lie de
'liveiedin time the-y were of
t vital importance to the army,
land the boy was a true south
Werner at heart, ready to die for
! his country, lie would do his
the uniform of a confederate colonel
sprang up from the chair in which
he sat smoking, and lifting up the
helpless forni,laid it tenderly onasofa.
-Oh sir," gasped Paul, jerking the
dispatches from his pocket, ''take
these, take liiese quick th Colonel
llavnor. His courier was killed and
I I brought them!"
Colonel Kovnor, for it was he,
j - Kalei-h, N. C. J
UBis-iii uieiiuititiu i
for you '."
"Nothing, nothing," mur
mured the man. 'It s all over
with me now." and he pointed
to the wound in his forehead.
Let me run to the house
duty; no one should ever say 'opened the pipers, read them hasti
he was a coward. ! ly, and calling an orderly from the
Suddenly ih : rain began to : "xt suwl 6yme hurried or
pour in torrents,making a blin- j
il'no- bcor of water Th 1 In the meantime the woman had
lh-hteniri'' Hashes lit the wild ; poureu a giass vi Mine wu -m
fiT.m tiniP ti fimo nti( uiniai, aim ae swu ii-gcuu eueugiu
boom on boom
' arid get something for you ordding thunder echoed among
poseu oi. can and see me
just what I say.
Mrs., I M
enough to tell Ins story.
'the next day he returned home on
a fine bay horse, of which the colo-
him a present tor nis
The horse" lived many
alwavs pointed out
henever he told the -sfory
Vr nr.. let mo Hp Tiered Tithe rain, the darkness of the ! of his terrible ride when he brought
CRSs. j haven't long to live," he gas-jdisnml forestj with outstretch
i i l. .. i ii. . i. ii .. I
,!d , .,llf mxr ,f f I nave mem onng you up nome in.e mih. i nel had inade
RonnPt. t?;v,i. vinvcuv on u wasrtfon, pieauea raui, i unwaru iu noiftc c, services.
will offer ereat. inducements as he wiped awav the blood : Deal of thunder lending fresh j veilrs , nd was
s until the same is dis- ! ,,-;fi, lc, hon,!1,.-uw.li' ! snperl to his feet. On thiouuh ', bv Paul w
. 1 mean
the dispatch that saved the battle.