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W. .1. MONTGOMERY.
1MU11M10 UULUiUI .
Selllu Been and Npelllnff.
We see, in the county pare s, re
ports of "Spelling Bees" all over the
Now we do not particularly con
demn spelling bees, but we can't saj
that we would encourage them. We
do not approve of oral spelling.
Take a class of twenty in oral spell
ing, of thes, no'nineteen is always
idle; if we spell half an hour each
day, there will be nine and a half
hours of precious time wasted every
day, to say nothing of the mischief
done by those idlers.
Why should we require our pupils
to shell long lists of words, without
being able to define them? Instead
of material it will be lumber in the
Ou method of spelling: Give the
class a short list of words, usually
tt-n. Let the teacher pronounce
them once; the class write them on
slates or paper, Then have them
write three sentences, using all the
words of the list in their sentences;
e. f. air, John, time, pony, blue,
took, said, tine, warm, ch ar. John
took a long ride on his pony. The
air was warm and the skv clear and
bhu-: John said he had a tine time.
Have reproduction exercises: The
teacher midi a short story, then has
the class to write what they can re
member of it.
Sometimes we take a word, Cam
bridge, for example. Using the let
ters of the word, see how man new
words yon can make. No letter to
be used twice in the same word.
One bright little girl in the class
formed sixty words, nsing the letters
of the word Cambridge.
Capital letters, punctuation, or
thography and writing all count in
Now fellow teachers, doesn't this
excel oral spelling?
Fraternal lv vours,
" L. W.
Tl. I".Iu nt ll Iprnlp.
T'io progress of the .South, in
schools, for the next ten years, will
be wonderful. Kvery paper brings
some encouraging news of greater
interest being manifested and more
money to be spent. The South,
proud of its glorious past and w hat
she did, is looking forward and sees
future as glorious as the "past.
With returning prosperity, she is
determined that her institutions and
her people shall be inferior to none.
This is the meaning of the great in
crease .low being made in the expen
diture of money and ti.o hearty in-
terest manifested in the public
schools. We predict that the next
ten years w ill see such an education
al revival that this period will be
known as the "educational decade,"
and we so christen it. We are now
entering on the educational decade.
Let us realize it. S. W. Journal of
A It ' lux in iigMie
My boy, if you are poor, thank God
anel take courage; for He intends to
give you a chance 'o make some
thing of y uirself. If you had plen- j ft.H0W-citizens would in a few years
ty of money, ten chances to one it , iia themselves much better in" Ar
would sp.il you for all useful pur- j ja,l!5a3 tnan tnoy alv hem That
poses. Do you hick education? j tjK.y nmv so j'f thev (.ave us i the
Have you been cut short in the text L-0rSt wish the Landmark has for
bks? Remember that education,
like some other things, doe's not con
sist in the multitude of things a
man possesses. What cuii you do?
That is the question that settles the
business for yo , -Institute,
, , . , . . . . i
Papid progress in arithmetic can 1
oe niaile provieleu pupils understand
each step that is taken. The great
J dillicully in teaching numbers, is
I that pupils use figures w ithout un
derstanding what they represent.
Kapid progress in arithmetic i
sometimes quite slow at first, but
(afterwards becomes quite rapid, as
j pupils have laid Ihe foundation
;'""ro"s''.' - . - s' "-J-
I "L. W.'iu this column, urges
I some good reasons against oral spell
ing, and, unlike many people, he
doesn't simply object to the pre'.ail
fingnuthoel without suggest in;,' a
; better one, but outlines a plan that
is really worthy of consideration.
j The only objection to his plan is l
that it coiiMimcsa great deal of the I
teache's time and is in itself a slow
method. Though, this objection ap
plies t quail 7 to all methods requiring
A single bad habit will mar an
otherwise faultless character, as an
ink spot soileth the pure white page.
I He is not only idle who. does uoth-
ing, but he is idle who might be
WORSE TI1AM SI ARKIAOE.
A bachelor, old ami cranky,
as silling alone m ins room;
His toes with the gout were aching,
And his face was o'erspread with
No little ones' shouts disturbed him,
From noises the house was free,
InJfact, fiom the attic to cellar
Was quiet as quiet could be.
No medical aid was lacking;
i ne servant answered Ins ring,
Respectfully heard his orders,
And supplied him with everything.
But still there was something wanting,
Something he couldn't command:
The kindly words of compassion,
The touch of a gentle hand.
And h said, as his brow grew darker,
And he rang for the hireling nurse,
"Well, marriage may be a failure,
But this is a blamed sight worse."
Kapoleou'a Retreat frm Moaeow.
The "Grand Army" which Napo
leon recruited for the invasion of
Knssia numbered, more than 500,000
men, and was compose'd of Austrians,
Prussians, Germans, Italians, Poles
and Frenchmen. Of this immense
host 80,000 were cavalry. The w hole
number of horses belonging to the
army amounted to almost 190,000.
On the 24th day of June, 1815, Na
poleon crossed the Nienion anil in
vudenl the Russian dominions. lie
reach eel Wilua on the 28th, w here
he remained until the middle of
August, when he continued to adr
vance against Moscow. After many
assaults and blattles, the French
army came in sight of Moscow on
the 14th of September, 1812. The
French troops rushed forward and j 1
entered Moscow, only to find it ele
serted by its 300.000 inhabitants.
The Russian Governor had liberated
20,000 convicts on condition that
they should remain and burn the
city after the entry of the French.
For four days tht lire raged, and
thus the French army was deprived
of winter quarters, and Napoleon
found himself obliged to retreat.
The horrors of this retreat exceeded
anything in the annals ot war. fa
tigue, hunger and cold combined
with the usual disasters of battle,
and were increased by a Russian
Winter of unusual severity. The
thermometer sank to eighteen de
vress below zero. The roads were
j strewn w ith the dead and dying,
j The starving troops' fell upon the
I wasted horse's and ate them like
famished dogs. The ice broke under
a part of the army in command of
Ney, and the .wagons containing the
wounded went, into the deeps of the
icy stream amid shrieks and curses
and strange tongues. In this dis
astrous campaign Napoleon's losses
were as follows : 12",000 killed in
battle; 132,000 died of hunger, cold
and fatigue; 1H3,000 made prison
ers by the Russians. When the
j romnants of the French army again
reached the Nienien, the rear guard,
under Marshall Ney, was, re
tluced to thirty men. Ney, himself,
bearing a musket pointed at the
pursuing enemy, was the last of the
"Grand Army" that left the Russian
Tliiibt rHtuto F.UItorM.
It is very probable, indeed, that in
this changed condition our colored
The way and the only
I get. at public sentiment a
Commission is to make it an issue,
Try it two years hence. It will
Anything but machine
; Alexander County Journal.
j The pretence that the election law
J will disfranchise the negro or any
; one else is a mistake and a sham
easily seen by reading the law.
lialetgh State Chronicle.)
The Chronicle cannot commend
the Legislature for increasing the
price of marriage license. )t ought
rather have decreased the tax. Every
inducement to marriage ought to be
offered by the Legislators, ff the
State needs the revenue we favor Hmcnt Kev. L. I. Uerebee, pastor
'aw that will tax bachelors tax of the A- M- K Zion Church, of this
them so heavy that they will be glad I
to get married to escape the tax.
The tax is now o.0?.
In everv instance of a territorial
jaProintmo,lt t0 Ft'l ife the
appointee is a resident. Has the
I democracy converted the Ilepubli-
cans to the gooel olel doctrine
'-'Home liule ?"
liuz7a-ds" in Mississippi devour j
vast quantities ot carrion and hence
are valuable as scavengers. The
law against killing them is strict
the penalty for violating it being
$15. The birds therefore are very
plentiful and tame.
The Colonel' Tarantula.
Detroit Free Press.
"I'm a-telling you," said the colo
nel, as he removed his broad-brim
med hat to push his fingers through
his hair "I'm a telling you that the
tarantula of Texas is no slouch,
lie's just about the wickeelest, ugli
est, doggondest critter that "was ever
set up on crooked legs, and the man
who says h isn't afraid of 'em is
a liar from east to west, and I know
it ! While their pizen is no worse
than a rattlesnake's, the idea of be
ing keeled over by sich a horrid
looking critter half kills you to
"Were you ever bitten, colonel ?"
"Never, but I got it worse than
being bitten. Dog-gone my buttons,
but when I think of it I loose a foot
in length and get a mouth as dry as
last year's cotton !"
"What was it?"
"Well, one night last summer I
camped ilown after a hard elay's ride
and slept the sle-ep of the just.
When 1 opened my eyes in the morn
ing I was lying on the broad of my
back, head well up on the saddle,
and the blanket pulled up to my
chin. Right on my breast was one
of the biggest, ugliest tarantulas
ever produceel. He was evidently
waiting for me to wake up, for as
soon us I opened my eyes he took a
"Walked away, eh?"
"No, sir ! He walked upwards
and began to caress my chin. Then
I he took a saunter up my cheek and
inspected my hat, stopping every dilate the probable size of the grow
now and the'U as if he had found a ing crop of cotton. His knowledge
plaev to sting. In two minutes 1
was sweating like a horse after a ten
gallon, ami 1 was even
scared to pray. I know 1 tried to. j draining and using terra cotta tiles ! prenie Court Justices, and," contin
and I'll be hanged if 1 didn't get off and ot her new devices. Deis the j lle(1 tlie Vermont Senator, with a
a paragraph of the Texas stock law .first man to get a new fashionable j merry tw inkle in his eye, "in 100
in place of the Lord"s prayer." I horse collar, regardless of expense, virs there has never been a case of
"And the tarantula finally left Y' and an improved plow i his delight, j failure on the part of the right man
"Yes. sorter finally. It was along Set a new stvle cotton planter in f learn of Jlis t,cctiou il1 tinie 10 be
about 10 et'clock, I believe. Mean -
while he was promenading up and
down and ciijovinr the sunshine and
sizing me up. 1 kept my eyes sunt
most of the time, but I could trace,
his movements by the sense of feel-j out whittling pieces from a dry- j does it niean?
ing. About 9 o'clock a sce-ond ;. goods box. One of the number will j There ii an old story that a soldier
spider put in an appearance and run it back and forwarel on the level j once wrote to his mother, who com
hegged the honor of knifing me, but j street and see how it elrops the J plained of her uuhappiiicss, asking
my old friend objected and they had ! handful of cotton seed with which j her to get soiv.e sewing done by some
a lively setto on my stomach. The 'they have loaded the machine for one who had no care or trouble,
new-cenner was knocke-d out in the . the experiment. It don't take long j Coming in her search to one who,
third round and went o;f for re-
'And you didn't sj ring up
dash the tarantula aside?"
'Did you ever spring out of
way of a bullet, young man:
couldn't have gathered nivself
fore he'd have popped it to nie full ingcharacter. His talk is entertaining ! who was once his rival. Think you,
figures. No, sir. I just laid thar' ! and he does the community no harm, j then, I can be happy?"' The infer
and waited for him to get tired and 'He is a standing, or rather sitting, j ence is certainly too clear to need in
go. lit finally went, but I couldn't example of the dignity of labor, and j terpretation.
sav how far, and I hadn't moved a
finger when a couple of cow boys
rode up. Then I jumped clear of;
the blanket ami told my story, but
they wouldn't believe it.'
'Tl.,.v w,. nl, '"
'No, sir; but while I was shoot
ing one ef them the other lifted niv
blanket, and that blamed tarantula,
who was hidden away, stung his
hanel and he died in an hour. Had
to have an inquest and bury both of
'cm at my own expense, and 1 lost
five days' time."
Th 5r(ra Exodun.
Raleigh News and Observer..
The negro exodus is resolving it
self into an organized movement and
now has thd appearance of develop
ing into a systematic colonization.
The colored preachers in this city,
together with other leveling coloreel
men, are moving in the matter and
have a plan on foot to organize the
North Carolina Emigration Asso
fciem," with the ultimate colonization
of the whole colored population.
The colonization idea, it is stated by
its champions, is being set on foot
anel urgeel aniong the negroes in op
position to the stampede, which has,
for several weeks, been sweeping the
negroes promiscuously and in strug
gling crowds to the South and West.
The leader in the colonization move-
Clt-V' wno nm "mceived tne idea, and
has been promulgating it among the
colored people. His proposion is to
colonize them in Arkansas.
Advert I I t.
Oh, merchant, in thine hour of e ee,
11 oh mis fapei wu cuouiu t- f,
And look for something to ap p p p
Your yearning for greenback v v v,
Take our advice and new be y y y, j
Go straight ahead and advert i i i,
You'll find the project of iome u u u,
Neglect can offer no ex q q q.
lie wise at once, prolong your el a a a,
A silent business soon ele k k k.
A Chapter on Town Fnnners.
One of the most amusing and eu
tertaining characters w e have among
us is the town farmer. He has a
small patch or two near the incor
porate limits of the town, upon
which he makes costly experiments
and realizes small profits or heavy
losses. About this season of the
year he is busy preparing some scien
tific compost from material saved by
an expensive system of economy on
his 6inall place. To make sure of
results he adds a lot of commercial
fertilizers which gives virtue to his
manure in spite of the litter and
rabbish ho has collected. In many
cases his compost is made of diverse
materials arid one ingredient neutra
lizes the valuable property of the
others. Or he puts the kind ff
fertilizer on sandy spots which
should ro on his red lanel. He
spreads it so liberally that his crop
is kilh'd if the" season is dry, or it
runs to stalk if it rains. His plan,
if followed generally, would bring
the country to want in the course ef
a year. The only thing the town
farmer has to redeem his reputation
is his barley patch upon which he
; has used stable manure. That looks
! well and gives him something to
talk about to the country farmer,
j The town farmer is a great hand
to talk. In the long summer days
j he ran look at a thunder cloud as it
i rises in the west and tell when it
j will rain. As the season advances
' he can sit in the cool shade and cal-
of figures conies in handy at such
. times. He is a master at terracing
'land and knows all about under-
1 front of a store, and the first sun-
jhiny day you will see half dozen or 1
more town farmers around examii - 1
ing it. J tiev win nave segars be-
tween their lips, and
to decide upon the merits of any
machine1, for then- never think about
and taking into consideration the stumps i containing a human skeleton. "Mad
i and rocks run against on a country am,"' said she. "I try to keep my
the far:-.i. sorrows to myself, but know that ev-
I i With all his failures and his con- cry night am compelled by my bus-be-
i ceit, the town fanner is an interest-j band to kiss this skeleton of him
'a proof that there is money in town
farming, ''over the left."
j wtiier Man.
Says a weather observer: When
vou wish to know what the weather
! is -oin- to S wut imd vhvt 1,10
! smallest cieniei vou see. Keen your
eyes on it and if it decreases and elis
appears it shows a state of thu air
that is sure to be followed by fine
weather; but if it increases take your
overcoat with you if you are going
away from home, for falling weather
is not far off. The reason is that
when the air is becoming charged
with electricity you will see every
cloud attracting all lesser ones to
ward it until it gathers into a shower,
and, on the contrary when the fluid
is passing off or diffusing itself, then
a large cloud will be seen breaking
into pieces and dissolving.
Know Wlilte IlHlr In Yoatb.
Three young men were out in a
skiff watching the yacht race between
the Euright and City of the Straits
last November when a puff of wind
overturned the skiff and two of the
occupants, named Young and Jacobs,
were drowned. The third, William
Lad ue, was picked up by some fisher
men, and after a hard battle his life
was restored. Since the accident
Ladne has been very sick, and yester
day he was out for the first time.
He was a robust young fellow, with
jet black hair, and uras one of the
best glass-blowers at the Toledo
Window -Glass Company. Hcs ap-
Ipeafancdon the street since hi nar-
i row eiscupe has created quite a sensa-
tion, for his hair is now snow-white.
The king of the Belgians has
recently insured his own private
property in the royal palaces at
Brussels and at Lacken for 350,
000. This property consists of
furniture, pictures, plate, objects of I
art, anel. china
rooloil 'Eat That Time.
"I have seen many narrow escapes
from death anel w! n ssed, many thrill
ing incidents," said veteran James
Tilghman, of Queen Ann's County.
Mr. Tilghman was a brave anel in
trepid oflicer in Gen. J. E. B. Stuart's
commanded, and is now a prominent
member of the Maryland Confeder
ate secic'ties. Because of the reck
less daring and chivalrous dash he
was dubbed "Headlong Jim Tilgh
man" during the war and the name
has cluns: to him since. "One of
most laughable incidents I ever wit-
nessd while under fire," he continued,
"was the conduct of a long, lank
North Carolinian at the Wilderness.
His leg had been shot off early in the
war and he was supplied with a
wooden one, with which, strange to
say, he got about with remarkable
facility. One elay he was charging
with his company and was climbing
over a fence w hen, tpat! a minie ball
buried itself in his wooden leg.
Ejecting an immense stre-am of to
bacco juice, "Darn ye, I fooled ye
that time," he yelled triumphantly,
and rushe'd on with his comrades."
Th j AlwajN t'iud It Oiif
A gentleman of an inquiring turn
of mind, having had his curiosita
roused by attendance upon his first
inaugural, sought Senator Edmunds
for information. "Who notified
Gen. Harrison that he had been e -
lected President of the L'nited
States?" he asked. "Nobexly. The
law makes no provision for such
notification. I he President-elect
takes cognizance of the fact by gen
eral report, the same as the Su-
present 011 inauguration day.'
A Pkrlrtoii i ii every 'loet.
Editou.s CoxsTrrrTiox: What
cave ri ;e to the exoression ''There is a
; skeleton in the clo3et?"and iust what
I she thought, must bt content and
j happy, this lady teok her to a closet
'ot ol' L'urlf Nuiu'n War.
The Revolutionary war cost the
United .States f 135,193,703. The
Colonies furnished from 18T5 to
1783, 395,001 men.
The war of 1812 cost the United
Slates $US,495,003. The nmmber
of trewps engaged is estimated! at
'471,022. The Mexican war cost the
U. S. $100,000,000. The number
of troops engaged was 101,282. The
war of the Rebellion cost the L". S.
$6,189,929,000. The number of
Federal troops was 2,859,432.
A traveler ia Norway says that the
horses in that country have a sensi
ble way of taking their food, which
perhaps might be beneficially follow
ed here. The'V have a bucket of water
put down by the allowance of hay.
It is interesting to see them, with
what relish they take a sip of one
and a mouthful of the other alter
nately sometimes only moistening
their mo.iths, as a rational being
would do while eating a dinner of
such dry food. A broken-winded
hiTse is scarcelv ever seen in Nor
way, and the question is if the
moele of feeding has not something
to do with the preservation of the
animal's respiratory organs.
AgtH of Animrel.
A whale lives 300 years.
A shee-p lives ten ye'ars.
A cat lives fifteen years.
A tortoise lives 100 years.
A lion lives twenty years.
A camel lives forty years.
A bear lives twenty ye-ara.
A dog lives fourteen year.?.
A sqrrirrel lives eight years.
Aa elephant lires 400 years.
An ox lives twenty-five ears.
A guinea pig lives, seven years.
A horse lives tweiit v-live years,
IS LIFE WOItTH LIVING ?
Not if you go through l e world a
dyspeptic. Acuer's Dyspepsia Tab
lets are a positive cure for the worst
orms of Dyspepsia Indigestion,
Flatulency and Constipation. Guar
anteeel and sole! at Fetzer's Drug
ODDS AID EKDN.
Farm mortgages in Nebraska ag
Medicine was first introduced into
Rome from Greece in 200.
In a minute the lowest sound your
ear can catch has been made by 990
ml i 1 1
inree nuneircei miles an hour is
the proposed speed for the electric
post-1 railroad of the future.
At a recent costume fete in Nfw
York Mrs. Coneliuj Yanderbilt
wore diamonds valued at $200,000,
Only twelve Indians are left of
the tribe of 1,000 who inhabited the
Yoseinite valley but a few years ago.
The American flag was first used
at Cambridge by Washington Jan 1
1776; legally established by congress
Jan. 14, 1777.
A Chinaman arrested in San
Fransisco carried a revolver which
was heavily plated with silver and
set with rubies.
Rock Radefurd, near eighty years
old, was sentenced at Ilopkinsville,
Ky., to twenty-one years imprison
ment for murder.
The Pennsyvania railroad sys
tem claims to have lost but three
pieces of of baggage out of fivemil
lion pieces handled last year.
Mrs. Hicks-Lord is credited with
$250,000 worth of diamond?, and on
! f:llicy drcss occasions
f 150.000 worth at one time.
Silver King Mackay is fond of
the table but suffers from dyspepsia
hence his recent exclamation,
"Paradise is eating. Hell is diges
tion." It is a pink season in Washington,
rink menu cards are used, ices come
in pink roses set in real rose leaves
of green, anel the ladies wear pink
It was stated at the New York
convention of State Railroad Com
missioners six thousand men engag
ed in car cupling were annually killed
The harbor at Charlston used to
abound in black fish, but none are
caught there now, and it is believed
that the earthquakes have scared
Archa'edogists have traced the
wedding ring to the earliest times.
It has been made of gold, silver,
copper, brass, iron, tin, jewter, lea'l
bone1, and wooel.
London has an electric omnibus.
It carries twelve, and it is said that
it can be guided with accuracy and
ease by any one with intelligence
enough to drive horses.
There is an old saying thata child
two years old is half as tall as he
ever will be, and after a few expe
riments in measuring one can easily
believe it, but not before.
Mrs. Stanford's wonderful jewels
are valued at $2,000,000. Her
necklace, the finest in the United
States, is worth $74,000. It con
sists of large blue tint stones.
The Post office at Mineral Point,
Colo., 12,000 feet above the sea level,
is the highest postoflice in. the
country, lint the postmaster says
his salrry is about the lowest.
When the nose threatens to bleed
excessively, .it some times can be
arrested by putting the feci into hot
water, or by applying a mustard
plaster between the shoulders.
Of three women living in one
house in Walker county. Ga.,
there are two wives, two mothers-in-law,
three motheres, two grand
mothers, and one great grandmother.
The empress of Austria has been
recommended to try the new health
clothing for rheumatism, from
which she suffers, but she prefers,
imperial purple silk with lace trim
mings. Miss Rose Elisabeth Cleveland is
living quietly in a cottage in Florida
suaron tided by au orange grove.
She rises at early in the morning,
takes a short walk, breakfasts, and
then devote3 fonr hours to literary
It is now possible for a traveler
to go direct by rail from the City of
Mexico to British Columbia, a dis
tance of 6,000 miles. This has been
made possible by the recent comple
tion of the California and Oregon
A ctiisns has been begun of the
French currier pigeon. They vrtt
regarded now as of such Importance
in the event of war that all owners
re obliged to report their pigeons j
uneler a maximum fine of 2,000
3IEDM0NT AIR-LINE ROUTE
RICHMOND AND DANVILE
Condensed schedule in effect Jun
24th, 1887. Trains run by 75
4 30 pm
6 57 pm
9 42 pm
3 CO am
5 10 am
7 45 am
2 30 am
4 21 am
5 05 am
5 20 am
8 05 am
9 42 am
t-S 10 1 m
tl 45 am
4 0(j am
7 40 am
C 30 am
9 50 am
10 10 am
11 18 am
12 12 pm
4 31 pm
fi 1 I "
11 23 pm
12 40 pm
3 37 pm
4 48 pm
9 40 pm
hw York 12 15 pm
Philadelphia 7 20 am
Baltimore 9 43 am
Waehington 11 24 am
Chariot teifille 3 40 pm
Lynchburjr 5 50 pra
Ar. Danville 8 30 pra
Lv. Richmond 3 10 pm
Burkeville 5 17 pm
Kejhville 6 57 pm
Drake's Branch 6 13 pm
Danville 8 50 pm
Ar. Greensboro 10 36 pm
Lv. Goldaboro 2 40 pm
Raleigh 5 00 p m
Durham 6 01 pm
Uil'.sboro G 37 pm
Ar. Gieeusboro 8 6b pm
Ar Co t'ord
7 itt pm
11 15 pm
12 01 am
1 51 am
7 28 am
9 15 am
12 2g am
I 10 am
1 55 a n
4 40 am
5 50 am
11 00 pm
G 00 pm 7 40 am
1 00 am
2 13 am
4 50 am
5 43 am
6 22 am
1 51 pm
2 53 pm
5 30 pm
G 30 inn
7 05 pm
11 40 am
1 25 pm
5 56 pni
6 38 pm
7 15 pm
8 15 pm
8 40 pm
12 34 am
10 50 pm
3 10 pm
t4 30 aci
T 55 am
til 45 am
9 50 om
10 20 pm
1 23 am
1 45 am
1 45 am
5 00 am
12 55 am
3 05 am
7 00 am
10 47 pm
1 20 pm
Lt. tllot Springs 8 05 pm
0 fT pm
Ar. Hinh Point
3 3D am
4 37 am
6 27 am
7 32 am
8 00 am
11 40 am
1) 50 am
1 1 55 am
1 15 am
12 35 am
1 15 pm
4 10 pin
8 05 am
9 47 am
Drake's Branch 12 25 pm
Keysvillo 12 40 pm
Burkeville 1 25 pm
Richmond 3 30 pm
Lynchburg II 40 pm
Cliai lottesville 2 25 pm
Washington 7 35 pm
Baltimore 8 50 am
Philadelphia 3 00 am
New York 6 20 am
Daily. tDaily, except Sunday.
SLEEPING CAR SERVICE,
On trains 50 and 51 Pullman Buffet
pleeper between Atlanta and New
On trains 52 and 53 Pullman Buffet
Sleeper between "Washington and
Montgomery ; Washington and Au
gusta. Pullman sleeper between
Richmond and Greensboro. Full
man sleeper between Greensboro,
and ltalaigli. Pullman parlor car
between Salisbury and Knoxville.
Through tickets on sale at pricipal
stations to ail points.
For rates and information apply
to any agent of the company, or to
Soi, Hass. J. S. Potts,
Traffic Man'r. Div. Pass. Ag't,
W. A Turk, II ehmonel, Va.
Div. Pass. Ag't, J as. L. Taylor,
Raleigh, N. C. Gen. Pass. Ag't.
Valuable Land Sale I
Uy virtue of a decree of the Superior
Court in the Special Proceedings of Wm.
M. Harrier, administrator of Henrv Plolt,
deceased, vs. A llaynes IMott, O. f PJotl
and others, I, as Commissioner, will sell
at public auction, in front of the court
house door in Concord, on the first lt
Aav in March,- 1WI, at one o'clock, p. m.,
a tract of land situated in No. 9 town
ship, C'aharrua county, containing ahout
102 acres, adjoining the lands of Ilayne
Plott, James Hau.sh, Kartin Furr and
George Plott, the same being the place
upon which said Henry Plott resided t
the time of his death.
Terms of sale. One-third cash, bal
ance on six months time, with 8 per cent
interest per annum from day of sale,
Eecured by good bond. Title reserved
until purchase money is paid iu full.
Wm. 51. BAUKlKIi, admr.&com.
By W. tl. MEANS, att'y.
This 4th day "af February, 1889.
Concord Fed: Acadsmy,
The next session of this Institu
tion opens Monday, Aug. l?tk.,
1888. Having secured the serviee
of competent teachers, the. Princi
pals offer to the community the
advantages of a first clarfs school,
and ask a continuance of the samo
patronaire so liberally given in the
past. Tuition in Literary Depart
ments $1.50 to $3.50. "Music $3.00 to
84.00. For further information ap-
Missis Bessent. Si Fetzeb
Next session begins, ti e first Mon
day of September. Location henhby j
For cataloiigue Or naviculars, ad
dress, Pev. J. G. PCHAII), Pres't,
Mt. Pleasant, N. .
Io Your Own Iyelnflr, at Htme.
Th y will dye everything. 1 ly ureiolil every
where. 1'iK-elOe. pBi t.e. '1 ney Imve noequat
Cor treufftli, liriphtneu, Amount in PncVw
or for i'.it:iii of Color, or nou.r.nliiiv Qualitin.
They do not crock or smut; 40coloi J-orwueo
For sale at 12
FETZEIIV5 DRUG STORE, and D
P. JOHNSON'S DRUG STORE