rrW-lSIILD EVERY FRIDAY BY
Standard Pi-bushing Co.
Kates of Advertising!
One square, one insertion, $ 00
One square, one month, 1 05
One square, two months, 2 00
One square, three months, 2 50
One square, six months, 5 00
One square, one year; 9 00
ONE YEAR CASH IN ADVANCE,
CONCORD, N. C, OCTOBER 5, 188S.
SIX MONTH S.
AGRICULTURAL & HSQHM'iGAL
A Breezy Beir Ntory.
Jist feci right at home. All we've
One afternoon in September, I was ; belongs to vou."
toiling over iv roekv trail in the
DOUBTED THE CENSUS FIGURES.
In the evening three or four moiin-
CONCORD, N. C
OCTOBER 9, 10, il and 12; 1888.
THE ITikXiIy TRiLDE
Will soon open, and )t. A. BROWN, as usual, is fully pre
pared to sell every thim? in the line of
Dry Goods, Groceries,
EOCK BOTTOM PBICES
Smoky mountains, which rangf of
ii. - In j ,i, I
ine .nine -Uiu-'o seiJiuaua. u oM,l . T-
r i i taineers dropped in, one of whom
about -thirteen vears of age, bare- . , , , . , r,
j was acconipameu uy ins wiie. j ne
j woman used their snuff eticks as the
and a3 a
headed and barefooted, and having
si sin-de farmonh made of cheat) stuff.
ii i l m , i , i men lighted their pipes,
sii.IjIoii 1 v 1111)111., I into rht vo:lil :1 : o I i
few feet from me. fell down and j barter the host turned to me with
rolled oer and lost her hold on a
bundle of roots and barks, and was
up and off like a shot. She passed
me without seeming to see me, and
next minute a bear came rolling out
of the hushes upon the spot she had
covered. I had a big re vol ver h .1 tidy,
and Rruin was dead before he could
suspect how my hair stood on end
and my legs wobbled, lie wasn't
fifteen feet away, and he looked as
big as a yearling calf, and even if 1 1
did tihoot him with my eyes shut he 1
I would have been ashamed of me if I
"Stranger, whar is that Michi-
i i '' . .1 k".i i ,.:n ir.. ;n i. i i had failed to kill him with six bul- j
j sold, and takes for his motto LOtV PRICES. His line of Dry
! Goods, Hats, Boots and Shoes are no Shoddy Articles or sec
iond hand purchases, hut the Price will raise a regular
I RACKET in the Market.
of the very lest quality
every customer. The very 1 est
A larjje and varied exhibit of Stock. Poultry, Farm and
FLOUR A SPECIALTY,
and always in Stock. He sure to call on him it you want
Bargains. Country Produce of all kinds taken in exchange
'. for goods, at ('ash Prices. Do not sell before you see hini.
: And now thanking you for the very liberal patronage so freely
bestowed heretofore, and asking a continuance of the same.
1 I am Verv Rest tectf nil v.
FUN ITU RE'
North of Ohio.
"Many people up thar?"
"Twenty thousand ?"
"Detroit alone has ten times that
He winked at each man in turn,
! itwl lmti ril tViti vlcitlnrr funi'iln ov-!
claim to herself :
"Oh, Lord! please forgive him
"been on a steamboat?"'
"More'n one ?"
! Fifty, I presume,
j He winktd again, and the visiting
female sighed: "Oh, my soul!
I what a dreadful liar!"' -:
"3Iebbe yiu hev seen the ocean?"
! remarked one of the men after a
1 Mgnal to all the rest that he would
; draw me out.
j I have.
"Keg'lar ocean ?"'
There was three whistles of aston
ishment, and the female
Sale of Valuable Land!
liv virtuio of a decree of the Su-
Dairv Products, Fruits, Flowers, Ladies' Fancy Work, 31a-; !isnw vrllpTiiViirorK o!
A well-constructed track for the trials ot i
speed. One or more trotting matches each
day. lluniiinjjr races by well-i rained hordes.
?Mule races on Friday afternoon.
li win, Adu.'r of Ini A. li ik. d
eeavil. vs. J, 1. Baker f.ml otlit is. I,
a- Celt nrisi-ioiifi , wili st-11 at public
jiuc-liou, in front of the ruurt Lcuso
I doir in Co:icjm', on the
M Mifej ii Mm,
ISS ii ire nV'i'ik r- in-. :i tr-u-t f
hir.il s tinted i N -y !'.wulii. slid
-i. nii v. ceu'iiuiinjr fifty ;, r. im-ie i
. ft d j i'sii i lie hind- f ' A
Kiirnl.anlt, A', i- Ci i ii':in 't'
i-i, it U'iii" a .-r ef vv m t!u
li me place "tif s:iid .luhi. A ii.ik-!. I
iil al-o m-1i il t iev.iii i in thu iiA( r
i.t Sural i A. l!aki-i. s-m d h-w r fi s'-f-ii
L'4 so i os and Ui.:tr a pait nf
'linns itf Mile ''nr-i'inl e-i-li
iK.lnrCf ell s:X inolilli.- t'nre wn'iS jioi
'ent iuieiot. er aumrr ln.'.n d -") "f
.-ale. M'eured lV ijeml li nn! it'e l !
served lunil pinch. it: iumie is i lid in j
E (i IKVIX, Co.ii.ni M'rer
I5y W. (J. Mcms, A:ty
CHEAP FOU CASH AT
M. E. CASTOR'S
lets. He was kicking his last when
the girl came back regarded him a
moment with bulging eyes, and then
said : "Lordv ! but I thought I was
a goner! Who be yu'un ?''
'Oh, I happened along here.
j Why didn't you scream ?'
I 'Couldn't. Hadn't wind 'nuff.'
'How far did he chase you :'
i "A right smart."'
'Who are you ':'
! "Si s .n. Come up to niv house."'
i She picked up the lost bundle and
I f-ivfoil mi ilx'uil ;iiiil ;i ii n:irtvr of ;l
i ., , , ; clapped hands and appealed
i mile awav we came to a cove and the i , . l .
. inevitable mountaineer-s cabin. The
! cove was the same, surroundings the
; same a- a score of others. Aye!
: The gaunt, miserably dressed woman
i "ttood in the door, two chihlren roll
jedonthe irrouud and a bis: dog
j slouched out of the cabin and growl-1 the strictest silence. He cleared his
jed fiercely at the approach of a throat, uncrossed his legs and ob
I stranger. Susan led me straight to served:
the door, and as we halted at the i 'And I reckon you may hev saw
; threshuld she exclaimed: the President ?'
' HE KILLKI) THE Ij'aII. ;
"I'ar was chasin' me. He'tin kill- j
ed it with his popper."
! As soon as the matter was under
! stood the three of us went back and i with hi'r-'
j made a litter, and after a hard tug! 'Oh, Lordy ! Oh, my soul! hut
! we irot the bear to the cabin. We ! how has he Sot tile ,,!'rve to lie 80
whispered the woman while the
"Uii, J-ioruj uon t lay it up agin
him this time, fur he killed the
! HE'D SKKX THE PUK.SIPKXT.
It was now the turn for the old
man who had thus far preserved
'What, you hev ?' exclaimed all in
'Certainlv, and shaken hands
! had just arrived when the husband
' c line home, having been oft' on a
; hunt, and the girl braced up, got a
rest for her back against the house
and told the story as follows :
"(!ot Hiy roots tied up. li'arcome
for me. Took a run. Met he'un,
Ile'un never run 'tall. Heard him
shoot pop! pop! Went back, li'ar
dead. Told he'un to come and see
we'nn. (live him yer paw, pop."
"Stranger," said the nnv.i as he
came to me with outstretched hand,
"put it thar! Keckon you saved the
gal s lite, lor shuali. 31am, give
HO I iDECOKFTN'S.AI.L KINDS ! - P'1"'
A SI iv IALI Y.
ii ill 0 1 i npinn in
UU d It
The Weekly News and Observer is
a long ways the, liest paper ever pub
lished in North Chj ina. It is a
credit to 1 lu; people ami to t he State
The people should lake a pride in if.
It bhoa.d be in every family. It is
aa fifjht page paper, chock fiiil of
I do n'i sell fcr co-sr, but for small
ln tir. ( une and cx-imiiiri my line oi
Old furniture lepaired.
12 M. E. CASTOR.
Sale of Land.
"1'se thankful, shore I am,
said as we shook hands.
I wanted to go five miles further
up the trail to Uncle Joe Polling's
place, but there was a general protest
on the instant, and the mountaineer
"Stranger, do yu'un think we'uns
are heathen ? We's poor, and for-
1 1 1.1.-,
By authority vested in me as i iU'" ilu u.a e., Sui
Coiiiinissionpr, by a decree io sell ! feelings. o..'sgot to stop light
laud fcr partition, tiled in the office
of the Clerk of the Superior Court
of Cabarrus county, on the lGth day
of August, 1888, in n Special Plo
ceeding. wherein Paul Barnhardt
and others are Plain tifts and Paul
nte& apeiietl eacEi day sat S
o'clock a. E3s.9 assd closed' at
S o'clock p. i. IPrcisiiiim lint
turiillBeal osi applicatftcB. TEie
raiEroael will give the lasnal
low irate. Come eacii day
and hriag your families.
A eiiBsliie Agricultural Fair.
Much to &ee assd mucli to
please Everybody cosue.
me ur si soi i oi leaning matter. Jiirnhardt, Guar Han, J. W. Ui v,
news, market reports and all that .Guardian, and others are Hefend
ou cannot aflord to be without it uut x will sel j)V )llb;ic lluclion
l uce l,2o a year. e will li.rmsh llt , he Couvt House door in Concord,
the Weekly News i ami Observer X. C., on Monday, Ihe 1st dav of
until Jamiaiy 1 st. 18s(, for 31. send o,.ti,. ,. f i....,i i,.;.,.,.
1 V V 1 VHV M I IX lV V V' 11V1IM. I1IIV IJ
I or saiupie copy. Adures,
News axd Oa-EKVEu ('o,
ltaleigh, N. C
In order to close out my stock of
Hat?. Uonnets, Ribbons. Flowers.
&c, I will offer great inducements
to purchasers until tbe eame is dis
posed of. Call and see me. I mean
just what I say.
Mrs. J. M. CRSS.
a frooi f sssse
j&&ifSfei?Msay foe expected.
hy a well-i'fi'ainefl band
The undersigned having taken out '
letters nf Hdniinisiratioii ii the es ;
tate of Aaron ltitchie, dee'd, all per- i
sons who are indebted to said estate !
are hereby notified to come foi war I :
and settle, and all persons holding'
claims against tbe said estate will
press it them for payment within
twelve months of this notice, or the
same will be pleaded in bar of their ;
S. M. Ritchie and
Admr's of Aaron Ritchie, dee'd
Aug. 2t. 18&8.
a the home pmce of Daniel Baru-
I harcit, deceased, in No. 9 townshi),
! Cabarrus county, containing 2ii0
j acres; the description and bounda-
lies whereof are fully set orth in a
deed, for said tract of land, from
Daniel Barnhardt to Eveline Barn
hardt, recorded ir. Book No. 28 page
399, in the office of the Register of
Deeds for Ca an us county.
Tenns of Sale: One fourth of the
purchase money in cash, balance
payable twelve months after date of
sale, secured by note, at tight per
cent interest, with good sureties and
title reserved till purchase money is
paid in full.
Title to this land is perfect.
GEORGE L. PATiEHSON.
August 16th., 18S8.
here till tomorrow."
"'Deed he lias !" added his wife.
"Nobody as saves our Sue from a
b'ar, is gwine to walk off like that."
"I thought I was done gone when
I heard him go pop! pop!" said
Susan, "and the b'ar fell down in a
Then th&re came. a period of si
lence, with every one looking full at
me. 1 knew what was coming. Itj
had come a dozen times in a fort
night. The man was uneasy, while
the wife looked puzzled. By and
by the husband hesitatingly began :
'Who are you, anyhow ?'
"Stranger, we'uns is thankful to
vou uns, out but
others uttered a sort of a groan over
There was a dee) silence for sev
eral minutes, and then the visiting
female leaned forward and said to
her husband across the room :
'Joseph, ax him about baMoons
'I have seen a balloon,' 1 replied.
'Lands! but listen to him !'
'And I have talkul through a
'How many tin.ei'r'
The women dropped their snuff
sticks and each man started up.
They looked from one to the other
and then ac me, and by and by the
visiting female slipped off her chair
with the words :
'Poor and needy fellow-sinners
let us pray for him !'
And I am writing you the solemn
truth when I tell you that the
prayer went clear around the room,
and it was all for my benefit.
Next day when I was ready to go
the mountaineer gave me a hearty
shake of the hand, called the chil
dren up to bid me good-by, and as
I started off he whispered :
"If ye stop with any of the boys
to-night, cut it off short whar ye saw
the ocean. The hull of it is too
much for one dose.' Detroit Five
Shut I'p iu nn EngltMi Kitllrond Car
TYit'.i n Mniliunit.
On my way from Wales to London
I met with one of the most exciting
scenes I ever witnessed. We Mere
in a railway train going at a terrific
velocity. There are two or three
locomotives in England celebrated ;
for speed. One they call the Flying
Dutchmen. Another they name the
Yoikshire Devil. We were flying
behind one of these locomotives sixty
miles an hour. There were fivo of
us four gentlemen and a lady in
an English car, Avhich is a different
thing, as most people know, from,
the American car, the English car
holding comfortably only about eight
persons, four of them occupying one
seat facing the four on the other.
We halted at the depot. - - -
A gentleman came to, the door, "
and stood a moment as if not know
ing whether to come in or stay out.
The conductor compelling him to
decide immediately, he got in. He
was finely gloved and every way well
dressed. Seated, he took out his
kuif3 and began the attempt of
splitting a sheet of paper edgewise,
and at this sat intently engaged for
perhaps an hour. The suspicion of
all in the car was aroused ia regard
to him, when suddenly he arose and
looked around at his fellow passen
gers, and the fact was revealed by
! his eve and manner that he was a
visitor j maniac. The hidv in the car (she
was unaccompanied) became frenzied
with fright and rushed to the door
as if about to jump out. Planting
my feet against the door, I made
that death leap impossible. . .
A look of horror was on all the
faces, and the question with each
was: "What will the madman do
next?" A madman unarmed is
alarming, but a madman with an
open knife is terrific. In the demo
niac strenghth that comes to such a
one he might make sad havoc in that
Hying railway train, or he might
spring out of the door, as once or
twice he attempted. It was a ques
tion between retaining the foaming
fury in our company or letting him
dash his life out on the rocks. Also
it might be a question between his
life and the life of oueor more in
the train. Our own safety said,
"Let him go." Our humanity, said,
"Keep him back from instant death,
and humanity triumphed. The bell-
j rope reaching to the locomotive in
England railway trains is outside of
the car' and near the roof and diffi
cult to reach. I gave it two or three
stout pulls, but but there was no
slackening of speed.
Another passenger repeated the
attempt without getting any recog
naiion. We might as well have
tried to stop a whirlwind hy pulling
a boy's ki test ring. When an En
glish engineer starts his train he
stops for nothing short of a collision,
and the bell rope on the outside
edges of the car is only to make pas
sengers feel comfortable at the idea,
that they can stop the train if thoy
want to, and as it is not once in u
thousand times any one is willing to
risk his arm and reach out of the
window long enough to work the
rope, the delusion is seldom broken.
To rid ourselves of our dangerous
associate seemed impossible. Then
there came a struggle as to which
thould have supremicy of that car,
right reason or dementia.' The de
moniac moved around the car as if
it belonged to him and all the reet
of us were intruders. Then he
dropped in convulsions across the
lap of one of the passengers. ,
At the moment, when we thought
the horror had climactirated, the
tragedy was intensified. We plun
ged into midnight darkness of one
Fifteen Sew Cimcm.
Fernandiaii is iu a bad shape. Fif
teen new cases are reported ' this
niorninsr. but it is verv hard to iret
any details from the place. Fenian-1 jf thost' lonS tunnels for which Eng
dian has at least been declared in- land railway tiavel is celebrated,
fected with yellow fever and by j Minutes seemed hours. Can ' you
the time this is read, the island city , imagine a worse position than to be
"It don't make no difference, I ! will be almost depopulated, unless ;, fagtellt.tl iu a raihvav carriage, eight
say !" exclaimed Susan. ! lu? c lu7" V tt u' feet bv six, in a tunnel of complete
J , , ,. , ,i i safety by the cruel and unnecessary , - ' . 1
" es her do, replied the father, j q;;iarantine at certain locril po.;nt. j darkness, with a maniac i May the
as he pulled a long piece of hark ; i9 more than proba'de that the j occurence never be repeated. We
from the log. i refugees will find no accessible place ; knew not what moment he might
"Stranger, we'uns want to know ' that great and unnecessrj suffering i dash upon r.s or what way. We
if if ;' williesult- During t ho past tniity Waitel for the light, and "waited
He cotildu' get it out. lV fcvc:, Tr mS -t, LaV! b'L'1? ' whi!e the hair lifted upon the scalp
t "ou want to know what 1 am - , . .. , .. , ;, . and the blood run cold. hen, at
! several victims, if the reports that, . ' .
, doing here' I suggested. ; rt,!U,h us havft ftliy foundation, but j the light looked in at the win-
"That's it." the charter of the disease seemed to: dows, we found the afflicted man
"Well, Em traveling for health j have rather been mistaken by the I lying helplessly across one of the
Single admission, 50 cents; Children under 15 years of age, 25;
cents; under o years, lrec. reason uckcis, un
2:th of September, $1.00.
h. c. McAllister,
II. T. J. LUDWIG,
H. A. HLACKWELDEK,
A. H. PR0PST,
I I 1 1 i I H I
mm ana mmm
I still keep on hand a stock of j
i Champion Mower Repairs. My I
old customers will find meat the old !
stand, Allison's corner.
nl-tf C. R. WHITE. !
Plans and specifications of build
ings made in any style. All con
tracts for buildings faithfully cur
ried out. Office in Caton'B building,
up stairs. 13
For Sale Cheap ,
A S13 O.M) 1IAN 11
iih' a capacity for twe ve pnfsengers,
in ji nod running or$Icr. Call at this
and to see how yon people live.'
"Whar from :"'
"lht'ii yu'un is a Yank."
"And you fit into the war."'
"And you walloped us!''
"And you ain't no spy?"
! local physicians and the board of j jKissenCi's. When the train halted
llleahh, or a proper announcement :u ,jt tak(J , ong) aftcr hanil.
, of the facts del berat'y suppressed j f th r mifortHnate for
with a view todecf ivmi: th public. ! . , A .. . . .
i This forenoons report is about the j dital treatment, to disembark aud
t same as yesterday's. There are only j uiovc into another car.
. two deaths reported: Carl Johnson, ..
i and a cleik in II. T, Boyd'd storej A youngster sat watching his
: caiiea rrence joc. !.,.,.. k. i,;u ,.;tt,.,i .-.lw.--;
1 IllUklJVl iiV w. HlViliV.
She inadvertently passed one
withoift removing the stone. Hope
ful immediatoly picked it up with
the remark, Here's one you didnt
unbutton, mama. Exchange.
When the Republicans were
i in power they gave us high
; hives and.no free schools.
"Stranger, I believe you ! Put it j yj they gave us once, we
thur ! Nobody who fit into the war may expeet from them again if
would be mean 'miff to pome spyin'. J they get back in power.