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Condensed schedule in effect June
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Daily. tDaily, except Sunday,
w.nvivr ri Fnwr
httEiiNCt car seumce.
On trains 50 and 51 Pullman Buffet
between Akntal Ne,
On trains 32 and 53 Pullman BuftVt
Sleeper between Washington audi
r ' - '.: ". .. I
Jioingoiuery ; m aiuKum auu -iu-gusta.
Pailnian sleeper between
Richmond and Greensboro, Pull
man sleeper between Gieensboro,
and Ralaigh, Pull.iian parlor ear
between Salisbury and Knoxville.
Through tickets 011 sale at pricipal
stations to ail points.
For rates and information apply
to anv agent of the company, or to
Sxi. Hass, J. S. Pott.
Traffic Manr. Div. Pass. Ag't.
W. A Turk, R chnioud, a.
Div. Pass. Ag't, J as. L. Tavlou,
Raleigh, N. C. Gen. Pass. Ag't.
Valuable Land Sale !
Uv virtue of a decree of the Superior
Court in the Special Proceedings of Win.
M. liarrier, administrator of llenrv Plot!,
deceased, vs. A Waynes Plott, G. F. Plott
Old others, I. as Commissioner, will sell
Hi public auction, in front of the court
hoiw door in Concord, on the first Moti
lity in March. I'sS'.t, sa one o'clock, p. m.,
a tract of land situated in No. ! town
ship. Cabarrus county, containing about
H acres, adjoining the lands of llaynes
Plott. .lames' Kauli, Martin Furr and
Jeori'e Plott, 1 lie same being the place
u I on which said Henry Plott resided at
the time of his death.
Terms of sale. One-third cash, bal
ituce 011 six months time, with H per cent
iiileie-t per annum from day of sale,
secured by good bond. Title reserved
unlil purchase monev is paid in full.
Win. M. HAKKlEU. a.lmr. &com.
Uv W. (J. MEAN'S, atl'v.
This 4th day bf February, I'.).
The nfcxt session of this Institu
tion opens Monday, Aug. 12 th.,
18ss. Having secured the services
of competent teachers, the Princi
pals offer to the community the
advantages of a first class school,
and ask a continuance of the same
patronasre so liberally given in the
past. Tuition in Literary Depart
ments 81.50 to 3.50. Music S3. 00 to
$1.00. For further information ap
Misses Bessext. t Fetzer
Next session begins, tl e first Von
d iv of September. Location healthy
1 ei ms 1 moderate.
For catahmgue fr paiticulars, ad
dress, Rev. J. G. SCHAID, Pres't,
Mt. P.ensant, N. C.
August 3, 18m
lo Your Own Dyeing, at Home.
Tli y ill dye everything. Tln'f uresolJ every
a !n!-. l i n e IOC. n i n-k.i.e. I'ney have noequai
I'll .Stiwtli, liriffhtnest, Amount in Pnokaifiu
ii t it 1' irn, ss of Colnr. or rm:i-li liujj Qualities,
'11,,-y .':, u,.t crock or omut; in cjIiih. i' or sale by
l or sale at 12
FETZEPiVS DRUG STORE, and D
D. JOHNSON'S DflUG STORE
At the ruins of Fersopolis there
are two upright columns, the higher
of which is is 04 ft. the lower 50 ft.
Between these on a right line is an
ancieut statue, the head of which is
97 ft. from the top of the higher
column, and 86 ft. from the top of
the lower, and the base is 76 ft.
from the centre of the base of the
lower column. How far is it, from
the top of the higher, to the top of
the lower column?
The Word Method.
In these day 3 of progress and rap
id changes, there is a tendency in
adopting new methods to run to ex
treme?, and by thus allow
ing the "method'' to run away with
them, those w ho adopt them, lose
sight of and fail in accomplishing
the desired end.
There has been a good deal of dis
cussion pro and con in regard to the
merits of the "Word Method.'' There
are some who do not see any advan
tage in it and discard it altogether.
There are others on the other ex
treme who use it to the exclusion of
any other, as though they could ad
vance pupils with only an inciden
tal knowledge, as it were, of letters
Th" best way is a combination of
the two. There is no doubt that the
word method has merits which can
be used to advantage.
One advantage in its use is this:
Take a child who knows nothing at
all about his letters, and there are 26
single letters, characters for him to
learnwhich are hieroglyplics to him.
conveying no moaning whatever to
his mind. It is almost as easy for
him to learn as many short words so
that he can name them at sight.
With this little stock of words at his
11 45 am i command, it will be be no trouble
50 ! for, him to read short seii
10 20 pin !
1 23 am ! tences, and in a few days he 15 con-
1 45 illil I cciiiiN nnd liroild flf the f :! -f f ll :l t
he can read. One half the battle
, has been won; you have the child in-
! tore, t.'d, he feels that he has enter-'
1 -i . 1 r .i. i :. 1
eu uie uoiuuiii ui leneie, uuu msieau
i e i ;n r
1 f lu.incr a liivsteriwii wilderness ot
- ! whose nature he had not the faintest j
; , ,
j conception, it is a source of pleasure)
! ! -ii c t -. t .. '
to him sunn v because of the fact;
I . , , , , ... , . ,.
that he feels that he is progressing.
hen he knows some words, be-
, Mvi aJJi new one dailv r,..uln
ally unfold to him the elements of
different words. This is not a diffi
cult matter, if your words have been
well chosen, for there are many ;
short words in the pronunciation of i
which all its letters are used, e. g.
bad, cat, do?, etc. In this wav thei
letters will be gradually mastered,
and as soon as he will be able to use
them intelligently. In this way the
bane of a teacher's life will have I ee;i
accomplished with pleasure to teach
er and pupil, and at the same inie
the pupil will have made some prog
ress, the simple knowledge of which
fact will aid him materially.
Tcnclilns Long nnd Khort Ii vision.
Long division should be taught
before short division, for Yvhen a
pnpil has learned long division, the
teacher has but to mention short! The year 1S1G was known th-ough-division,
show how an example is j out the Eastern states as "the year
worked and the pupil understands j without a summer." Farmers of
it at once. In long division the ! ew England calls it the year of
form is the difficult thing. Give a J "eighteen hundred and starved to
series of examples each representing j death." It is said that the winter
a step, and see that the pupil is j previous w.s open and mild, much
thoroughly familiar with each step: like oar present winter in Ohio;
netore going to t.'ie next. 1 lie
arbitrary matters about long division
must be told. Do a great deal of
work with divisors containing but
two figures, and a way to pas to
divisors of three or more figures will
now readily suggest itself. Shaw's
Horace Mann, in his report of the
schools of Europe, sayss "Where I
found the poorest schools and teach
ers, there I have found an offensive
,, -in;. 4.. 1,,. t itfQ1.
. , , ,, . ,
methods, and Edward Everett, in
one ot Jus lectures on education, savs
u 11 11 11 ii" uesa iu ucai ui ucitv-i
"i ne worst teacners are, as a ruie, j
those who are most satisfied with ,
themselves and their methods." Jo-i
seph Payne, the eminent educator,
, , , , .
and teacher of teachers at the Col -
lege of Professors, London, says :
"A teacher who ignores the labors of;
great men, and thinks himself too'
j wise to learn from them, evinces no
i thing but his pi ido and ignorance.'
-1..A pci ienee ieeo3
i dear school, but fools will learn in no
I ' 1
i other, aud not even in that. Teach-
' ' h
The State University of Oregon
jhas 150 women students
A Broken Vine.
The following lines were written by
Rev. Chas. Wolfe, the author of the
burial of "Sir John Moore."
If I had thought thou couldst have died,
I might not weep for thee;
But 1 forgot, when by thy side,
That thou couldst mortal be.
It never through my hand had passed
The time would e'er be o'er,
And 1 on thee should look my last.
And thou shouldst smile no more.
And still upon that face I look,
And think 'twill smile again;
And still the thought 1 will not brook,
That I must look in vain:
But when I speak thou dost not say
What thou ne'er ieft'st unsaid,
And now 1 feel, as well I ma',
Sweet Mary, ihou art dead.
If thou wouldet stay e'en as thou art,
All cold and all serene
I might still press thy silent heart.
And where thy smiles have been;
While e'en thy chill, bleak corse I have,
Thou seemst still my own.
But there I lay thee in fhy grave
And 1 am now alone.
I do not think, where'er thou art,
Thou has forgotton me;
And I, perhaps, may soothe this heart,
In thinking, too, of thee:
Yet there was round thee such a dawn
Of light ne'er seen before.
As fancy never could have drawn,
And never can restore.
Date ofXotable EviuiU,
The reformation began in 1517.
Magna Charta w as signed in 1215.
The Suez canal w as '. opened in
The first watches were made in
Organs were first used in the year
The war of the Roses occurred in
The first musical notes were used
The first newspapers were printed
The first post-office w as establish
ed in 1516.
Daniel Webster and llenrv Clav
both died in 852,
Printing was introduced into Eng
land in 1474.
Moan of Arc, the sainted maid of
Orleans, died in 1431.
The first cotton was raided jn the
United States in 1621.
Aaron Kurr died the year before
Queen Victoria's accession in 1837.
'pi 11 . 1 t- 1
1 he oldest citv in the I nited
States. St. Augustine, was fonp,b..l
Shakespeare died in 1616, fmr
years before the Pilgrim fathers
landed on Plymouth Ruck.
J ue iiioucrii neeuie came 11110 use
The modern needle
' 111 1545. and live Years later the
1 first knives were used in England.
, 1 Imi wa' 1,1 v IU,1'l.IU
the "sixth -century, but it was not in-
Printing was known in Chin:
! trod nerd into America until 1530.
Alaska was purchased from Russia
in ixi;7, just sixty-three years after
.Jefferson made the Louisiana pur
chase. The piano was invented in 1710,
the lightning-rod came 42 years
later, and gas was used for light in
Coaches were first used in England
: in 150;, and the telescope was in-
vented in l.V.io, three years after the
execution of Mary Stuart.
The first telegraph line was open
ed between Haiti more and Washing
ton in 1S44. The first photograph
j had been made 42 years before.
The first American library Yvas
j founded in DJ'Js, and only four years
later public schools were established.
In just ten years enlightnient attain
ed the point of printing the first
'The Voir Without n Summer."'
' some snow 111 November, hour 0
to speak of in December, January
or February, Christmas and New
Year's were very warm, March and
! April cold and in May ice formed
: an jncn thick on the streams. Buds
j alKl flowers were frozen. The corn
crop was ruined, and all vegetable
products failed. July 5 ice was a
half-inch thick throughout New
England, New York aud Pennsylva
nia, and in August ice was frequenc-
There was great scarcity
c 1 i , v
101 nioi.sioiis iiirougiioui new r-ng-
i , . , , ,,, w ,
I land until the crop of 1817 began
i . . ,. , , , .
; to come in, amounting to almost to
a famine. Fortunately the hay crop,
as usual, was good, consequently
s;tn"l: diil not snfT.-r There whs ici
in vvery month of that vear.
A , n"s ,,0"r,K
V beard over seven and a half
i feet long is worn hv Louis Cowlon, ai
m.-chaiiic. sixty-three years old.
Monllucon, France. M.
( , 1 1 i
: t nil nil hail to
ue when twelve!
1 , t
years old, but soon gave up the razor,
. , , " ,
and at fourteen was made conspicu-
ous by a beard a foot loner, lie is;
less than live and a half feet tall,
I and coils his beard round his neck,
WHY DO WE KIIAIiE HANDS?
The rnmp-IInnille Protma am I'niieo-
ttitrjr and Disagreeable One.
Why do we shake hands ? No
one appears to know. It does not
mean much, if anything. Who has
not suffered from tha strong aud
hearth grasp of, let us fondly hope,
ardent friendship, when our perhaps
ringed hand is wrung w ith the fer
vor of enthusiastic gnshingness or
affection by some Hercules in dog
skins, w ho forgets he sometimes goes
near to smashing the fragile aud
confiding fingers rashly for the mo
ment placed at his mercy. Why are
we thus compelled to suffer from our
Who has not suffered from the
man Avho, when you meet him, holds
your hand as if it were a pump han
dle for ten minutes, and will not
let go ? Who has not suffered from
that other w ho will not hold on at
all, but allows you to do the shaking
process for him ? Who does not
know the man who simply seizes your
hand to throw it violently awav
from him in apparent fury? Who!
does not fear the soit of spasmodic
hand shake who pushes you baek-j
wards and forwards, to him and j
ti l il I 4 1 W1J1 lllllJj t4Q 11 11V niiv JiV)l 111
you perpendicularly through ? Who
does not try tu shun the man who
works vour arm round as if you
were a barrel orgau i Who is
acquainted with the man with the
clammy hand, who, as a rule, w ill
not wear gloves? Why must we
shake hands with him?
Yet we all do it ; we dislike it ;
we dislike it very much, even ; he
.i;iiL.. ; fi,.,t ;t ,v..iv
distasteful to us; yet, meet him to
morrow, and out comes his hand
once more to engulf your own. and
make you wish you had gone where
ever you were going by another
route. To sit down calmly to write
of "shaking hands" is so enormous
an undertaking that one
won ia re -
I .nil-.. .i1,m.w ft,,-. ,-.iwo ,.-i, ...
1 qnne almost tnrce Minimes where -
1. .... . . .
: m to express all there is to be said
on this subject. When one thinks
that not only every country in the
but nearly every county
that country, has some special and
distinguishing method of salutation
on meeting friends and acquaint
ances, it seems absurd even to at
We are credibly informed that
hand shaking, which is supposed to
be-a proof of friendly feeling, first
came into fashion in the time of!
Henry II. Up to that time our an- j
eestors were more affectionate in
their greetings than we, their colder
natured descendants, embracing and;
kissing each other in the same fash
ion as our neighbors on the other
side of the channel and in Italy are
accustomed to do at the present
moment. The historian yvIio is
pleased to date the commencement
of hand shaking in place of oscula
tion and embracing about Henry
II.'s time is perhaps in error, as it is
more probable the close embrace of
acquaintances began to be discontin
ued later on, perhaps when tobacco
was first introduced into this coun
try. This certainly seems a probable
surmise, as even in our present year
of grace a man who has been smok
ing a c heap cigar or a rank pipe is
certainly not the most enibraceable
object in the world ; and only think
what the tobacco of Raleigh's, time
must have been like! Jtowever,
whether Henry II. did or did not be
gin the fashion of "shaking hands"
it is now rapidly becoming oerdone
in England. The fine "fletir des
pois," the "creme de la creme," quite
too-too people do not indulge iu this
practice as much as the upper and
lower middle classes, for there every
one shakes hands with every one on
entering and leaving a room, on
saying "good morning," "good
night," or "good-bv."
What to Head.
Are yon. deficient iu taste? Read
the best English poets, such as
j Thompson, (J ray, Goldsmith, Pope,
Cowper, Coleridge, Scott and Words
worth. Are you deficient in imagination ?
Read Milton, Akenside, lurke and
Are you deficient in power of rea
soning? Read ( hjllingworth, Bacon
Are von deficient in iudgment and I
good sense in the common affairs of
life? Read Franklin.
I Are vou deficient in sensibility?
J Read Goethe and Mackenzie.
Are vou deficient in political!
j , ., T, i
knowledge ? Read J
, r, -, .' . ., , .
ter and Calhoun.
Are vou deficient in patriotism?
! Head Demosthenes and the life of!
To The Staudaud.
Again God has seen fit to lay His
hand upon us and take from our
midst our friend and brother, W. J.
Fleming. Again we have been re
minded of the shortness and uncer
tainty of life. Only a few short
Weeks ago and he was as strong and
entertained as high hopes for the fu
ture as any of us. What a sad re
minder should it be to us, "to work
while it is called to-day, for the
night of death cometh when no man
can work," Jusf verging into the
prime of manhood, before the dew
of youth had been dispelled by the
cares and responsibilities of life, it
pleased "Him that doeth all things
well" to bear him from the things of
time and sense across the dark valley
of death to that unknown world be
yond the grave. From the harvest
field of life he was cut down and we
trust he is now safe in the gaf ners
In consideration of our sore be
reavement in the loss of our brother
Eumenean and to show our respect
' for the memory of our friend who
! was amonS us for so short 11 time' be
I. That we recognize God's hand
ail nis dealings ami that we so
'strive to live and number onr days''
that when life's struggles and war
fare is over, we may lay aside our
j armor lor a crown aim a peaceful
home beyond the skies.
II. That we as a society extend
our deep sympathies to the aged
parents of the deceased, and that we
mingle our tears with those of the
bereaved familv, and with them
1 "' aunougn -mere s one less
at home then
now one more 111
III. That a page in our minute
book be inscribed and dedicated to
IV. That a copy of these resolu
tions be sent to the family of thedc-
, 1 "'' -I"--
hi 1 lie waiuson .Monniiv, Loiicoru
i t;,,,.- .,,,,1 'i..,r.i i-1 x-i t iii
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R. S. Thomiso:
C. T. Bkewek,
J. P. Wilson-,
The ( ousrreatloii Smiled.
A story that goes back to
meL'tin' house in Wiv-ntham i;
of a worthy man named Habbakuk
i p.. a resident of the town, and a
faithful attendant upon worship,
who had been blessed with four
wives, one after another. Habbakuk
was rigidly orthodox, as his name
seemed to demand, and was alwavs
in his pew on the Sabbath, lie sat
there in his conspicuous pew with
No. 4 by his side, on the first Sun
day after their marriage. It was a
balmy June day, and the zephyrs
from the open window toyed play
fully witli the bride's white bonnet
ribbons and the groom's silken locks.
There was a stranger in the pulpit
who had exchanged for the day with
the venerable Mr. F., the pastor of
the church. After reading a few
Scripture passages the stranger pro
ceeded to read a notice which he had
found in the Bible, and which was
"Mr. Habbakuk P desires the
prayers of the congregation that the
death of his wife may be sanctified
to him for his spiritual good."
Then, when the congregation was
between stupefaction and explosion,
the clergyman went on with the
service at a rapid rate. He was at
a loss to know why the congregation
seemed to be throughout the re
mainder of the service on the point
of laughter, but at dinner Mrs. F
the pastor's w ife, explained to liim
that Habbakuk P sat three rows
from the front in the broad aisle
with his brand new wife, and he
had read an old notice that Mr.
F had probably, been using for a
book mark ever since the death of
wife No. 3, Boston Transcript.
A tiorf cous Figure.
Gen. Schofield was the most gor
geous figure on the floor of the Sen
ate on inauguration day. No one of
the gaily attired Diplomatic Corps
could compare with Schofield in
brilliancy of appearance. He sat
with Gen. Sherman in the front row
on one of the seats reserved for those
who had received the public thanks
of Congress. Sherman" was attired
as a civilian and looked almost in-
, significant besides the golden glory
I of his dashing companion. The,
Ambassadors from China, Japan,
Corea and Turkey looked upon Scho
field with admiring eves. He seem-
! ed to represent to them the grandeur
; of the United States.
About a dozen women practicre
i dentistry in New York
The Chinese are full of supersti
tions and many of them fully believe
that the foreigners make medicine
out of human beings. The massacre
at Tientsin, in 1870, in which twen
ty foreigners were killed and among
them a number of French nuns, was
caused by the report that the sisters
were killing children to get their
hearts and eyes for medical purposes
and the trouble in Corea last spring
was caused by the circulation of the
stories that the missionaries were
grinding up children's bones to make
medicine. This report was started
by the Chinese, and the latest attempt
of the kind I find at Shanghai.. It
appears in a tri-mouthly illustrated
magazine which the Chinese publish
and which sells for five cent a copy,
fhis contains a full description of
how the foreigners make their medi
cines, with ghastly illustrations of
the severed trunks and cut-up limbs
of human beings. In one cut, men
in American clothes are betiding over
huge furnaces, in which the heads,
and legs of men are boiling, and be
side which lie great baskets and tubs
of cut-up humans. The men are
stirring the steaming mass, and the
picture reminds one of the witches'
cauldron in Macbeth In another
cut is shown the machinery for the
grinding up of the bones and flesh.
A dozen old skeletons lie upin the
floor, and a mm .vith a shovel puts
the ghastly mass into the scales for
weighing. In another room the med
icine is packed up to be sent away,
and young ladies in American dress
with waterfalls and French heels are
busy with it. I asked the manager
of the magazine whether he believed
in such si iifl!, and he said that he
did not know, and asked if it was
not really true.
It is marvelous, says the New Or
leans Christian Advocate, how many
persons there are who, reading every
day, and writing very often, do not
know how to spell a great number
of very common words. We never
knew how widespread was this defi
ciency until we came into the editor's
chair. We get communications
from all sorts of people from col-
! lege bred men and women and from
! those who never had other than "old
('u' field school"' advantages, and the de
one f,irt iii soidlinrr i fomul inliotli cl.-is-
... -x 0 .
ses. If we were to print some com
munications as they are written, we
would call down upon our head the
fiercest tempest of indignation. It
seems' that people who read much
ought to know how to spell by the
eye. Books and newspapers thanks
to the proof-reader, with a dictiona
ry at his side generally have words
spelled correctly; and a little prac
tice of the eye in looking at the
spelling ought to give correctness
Some excuse themselves on the
ground of inattention. They know
how, but they are so occupied with
the thought that the spelling is a
niii-or consideraton. In answer to
this, it is sufficient, to say: A thought
worth putting ou paper ;s worthy
of becoming dress. Others ay, spel
ling is a natural gift, and cannot be
acquired by everybody. A writer
who has a dictionary can learn to
spell any word in the English lan
guage. If .a writer has- no diction
ary, let him buy one before he writes
again. We are inclined to think
that a good deal of incorrect spelling
Is the result of carelessness; and care
lessness in anything unpardonable.
These thoughts have come from the
fact that we received the other day a
communication from a writer who,
for a large part of his life, has been
a teacher, and has been a contrib
utor to the papers, using the word
"laity" quite a number of times, and
every it was spelled wrong. If we
had published it as it was written, the
printer, proof-reader and editor
would have been pronouueed a "set
of solemn blockheads." We are not
complaining,but simply setting forth
the curious fact that many popular
writers are deficient in orthography.
Tlie Xcw Cabinet's Liquor.
No member of President Ilarr
son's Cabinet is a total abstainer,
though Wanamaker publicly frowns
upon intoxicants, Mr. Harrison
likes a swallow of Irish whiskv now
,..11.. ui . , : r
aim men, i.ane is a cuiiiiuisseur oi
dinner at which each course has its
appropriate stimulant. Tracy is fond
of a pint of champagne at lunch,
Noble likes malt, drinks and in
dulges every day in a bottle of im
ported a!v, Milter seldom takes any-
thing but rye and seltzer, while
Kusk swallows hi coni-iuice plain,
Elijah Hal ford has never tasted whis-
key, but has sipped champagne now
and then on convivial occasions.
j New York World.
ODItS AXH ENDS.
There are 275 lady clcargymen
in this country.
There are 200 women editors in
the United States.
Grover Cleveland was fifty-two
years of age Jar.j25 .
Pope Leo's fainting fits are be-r
coming more frequent
Love knows no Law savj that of
its own sweet will"
It costs New lork city $300,000
a year to pay for lawyers' sevices.
lhe tannery Alliance have a
new sixteen page paper in Washing
ton called the National Economist.
At Monte Carlo, the gambling
centre in Europe,there have been 15
duels and 1G sucides thus farjduring
A frog sixteen inches long is re
pprted to have been captured at
Orlando, Fla., during the recent
Senator Stanford paid $500 for
windows from which to view the in
augural parade; Senator Hurst 300
anu Ira Devenport $150.
"Rochester, N. Y. capitalists Jhave
formed a trust in dried apples."
When they water the stock it will
swell to immense proportions.
A curiously twisted root of an oak
tree, exhibited at Punta Gorda, Fla.,
is said to show all the letters of th?
alphabet in its convolutions.
There is a house in Atlanta, Ga.,
made entirely of paper, "from turret
to foundation stone." No otl.e:"1
material is used in its construction.
There are only five bed-rooms in
the Whlto House. Mrs. Harrison
wants to know how she is going to
make them accomodate her family
A Vermont minister is reported
to have preached one huudrod and
twenty-one funeral sermons with
net re.tu.-us of two barrels of api les
and a silver dollar.
A banking system -wt's introduced'
in the public .schools of Long .-land ,
City, N. Y., three years ago, and al- i
ready the pupils in the nine schools!
have $10,7!1 to their credit.
A "size". in a coat is an inch, in
underwear i- is two inches; iu a col
lar, half an inch; in a shirt, half an
inch; in shoes, one-sixth of an inch;
in pantaloons, an inch; in gloves,
an inch, and in hats, an eight of an
Gen Lew Wallace prefers to re
main an author, and des not want
an office. This is a sensible conclu
sion. for'Mr. Wallace hasjwritten one
book from which he has
more than $00,000 and has been of
feivd $05,000 for another book.
The New York Sun says that any
one desiring to speculate in real es
tate ca.i purchase an. acre of land in
Wall Street New York, for the
small sum of $143,000,000. and is
cheap at that.
At Brunswick, Ga., Joe Wallace
was standing in his back door, w hen
he heard a sound like escaping steam.
All at once a fountain of hot water
shot up into the air and continued
to Uow The circumstance is a puz
zle to everybody.
A boy living near Abilene, Tex.,
j , ... 1 , ,
WaS reCeiltlV Olttell by a SliakC, and
was soon taken with convulsions.
An old Mexican scraped out the
bowl of a briar pipe, applied the
scrapings to the child's wounds, and
the next day the bov was well.
Legally, there is no such City as
Memphis, Tenn, Some years ago
the State Legislature took away its
charter and named it "The Taxing
District of Shelby County." The
citizens are now tired of this cum
brous name and want the right to
use their old name.
A person convicted of any crime
in China, except taut of murdering j
one of the royal family can have a :
substitute to take the punishment ;
even if it be death. The rate per !
d of theso substitutes has lately
! been anvanced 20 per cent., and the
i blame js aid to the EnSlh.
Johnson 0)tv, in East Tenn. is
luiiiKiiig or cnanging us name to
Canieige in honor of Andrew ( arn- J
Eugle. If the town accepts him as!
a namesake, he proposes to irive it ai
public library and reading room ' Savt.a bv ordering direct from Head
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' ; quarters, needles for any -Machine,
Cleveland nnd Haves are the only r cents a dozen in stamps.
living ex-occn pants of the presided- j
, tial chair, and Ilaninbal Hamlin
is the only living Vice-President,
Hayes is living the life of a country
gentleman and Cleveland has located
in New York practicing law.
W. J. JWXTliOMEKV.
J. I.fcE CUOWEI.I..
Montgomery & Orowell,
Attorneys und Counsellors
As partners, will practice
law in Cabarrus, Stanly au4
adjoining counties, in the Su
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the Slate, ant in the Federal
Office on Depot Street.
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