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On trains 50 and 51 Pullman Buffet
eleeper 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. Pull
man sleeper between Greensboro,
and Ralaiga. Pullman parlor car
between Salisbury and Knoxville.
Through tickets on sale at pricipal
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Valuable Land Sale I
By virtue of a decree of the Superior
Court in the Special Proceedings of Wm.
M. Barrier, administrator of Henry Plott.
deceased, vs. A Haynes Plott, G. F. VJott
and others, I, as Commissioner, will sell
lit public auction, in front of the court
house door in Concord, on the first Mon
day in March, 189, at one o'clock, p. m.,
a tract of land situated in No. 9 town
ship, Cabarrus county, containing about
102 acres, adjoining tbe lands of Haynes
Plott, James liaugh, Martin Furr and
George Plott, the same being the place
tipon which said Henry Plott resided at
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,
secured by good bond. Title reserved
until purchase money is paid in full.
Wm. M. HAUKlER, admr. &com.
By W. O. MEANS, att'y.
This 4th day of February, 1889.
The next session of this Institu
tion opens Monday, Aug. 13th.,
1888. 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
patronage bo liberally given in the
pant. Tuition in Literary Depart
ments $1.50 to $3.50. Music 83.00 to
$4.00. For further information ap
Misses Bessekt. & Fitzeb
Nt-xt session bepins. tie first V on
day of September. Location heahhy
'J erins noderate.
For tatalougue or paiticulars, ad
dress, Ukv. J. O. annAII). Pres't,
Mi, Pieasant, N. C.
Anjrut 3, 1888,
)o lour Own Dyeing, at IIome
Th y will dye everything. 1 lny ire sold every,
wliure. Pim IOC. a purka O. 'lury have noequal
tor ritren:h, brifrbtw', Amount in Packer
or for 1-'.u4ui i of Color, or nun-fa liug Qufthtira,
Tlu-y douutorockoremut; 4ocolois. l or sale by
- For sale at 12
JfKTZEK'&DRUG STOKE, and D
I). J Oil NEON'S DRUG STORE
Concord Fell. Academy,
YOL. II. NO. 13.
Changes In th ftchool Law.
Several amendments of more or
less importance were made to tha
Public School Law by the last Gen
eral Assembly. We have not yet re
ceived Maj. Finger's report of them,
and in the meantime, for the benefit
of our teachers, gire them as sum
med np by the N. C. Teacher, as
1. The school year U to end on
June 30th instead of November 30th
2. Nojcontracta for teachers' sal
aries shall be made during any fiscal
year for a larger amount of money
than is actually to the credit of the
respective districts for that year.
Nor shall any orders upon the Treas
urer be given to a teacher until he
has the money in hand to pay such
orders. (This means that school
committees shall not contract a debt
lor the schools').
3. The text-hooks recommended
by the State Board of Education shall
be used in the public 3chools. The
State Board may, however, recom
mend more thau one series upon the
subjects to be taught.
4 The apportionment of school
fundi is to be made on the hist
Monday in January of each year.
5. All'schools in county shall be
in session at the same time and but
one continuous term in a year. (This
prevents waste f the money in
short and useless terms of two or
three weeks at a tim).
6. All contracts with teachers
shall be in writing.
7. County Superintendents with
the conductors of County Institutes
may issue first grade certif fixates to
teachers who attend the Institutes,
which shall be valid for three years.
(This change is a long step towards
the improvement of our school sys
tem). 8. All teachers holding first grade
certificates must, within one year af
ter it is issued, stand a satisfactory
examination on "Theory and Prac
tice of Teaching," the book for this
purpose being selected by tbe State
9. Oue-third of the voters of a
town or city may, upon petition, pro
cure an election for a special tax for
th2 public schools of that commu
nity. 10. Any two or more school dis
tricts in the State may employ a
practical teacher to superintend the
public schools, and he shall dis
charge the duties of County Super
intendent in those districts.
11. All the summer Normal
Schools are abolished and the money
which has heretofore supported them
is to be usedin providing County In
stitutes in their stead. (The State
refused to appropiate the additional
amount of $5,000 which was asked
for to be used in the special train
ing of the white teachers; therefore
the colored teachers now receive
$8,000 from the State for . their
Normals, while the white
teachers have only $4,000 for
training tbe men and women who
are to educate the white boys and
girls of our State.
Thar Deserve Praise.
" ilson Advance.
There is a class of people who go
in and out before us and we never
seem to think very much of them;
or to give them more than a pass-
iug thought. And yet, day by day
this neglected class patiently en
dure thankless toil and ceaseless en
deavor without a murmur. What
is this class? School teachers. What
is a school teacher? The source and
fountainof information from which
the future rulers and taxpayers ofour
country draw their sustenance.
What then should be the prime
qualification of a school teacher?
Mental alertness, physical Bturdiness
and well developed moral faculties
What should be the pay of a school
teacher? Large salaries, a good va
cation and the unfeigned thanks of
a benefited community.
To Teach Geography.
The following method has been
succes3f ully used by many teachers
in fixing the location of places: Iu
taking up a continent let the first
lesson be the countries and capitals;
the next the bodies of salt water
touching it(to the number of twen
ty or thirty as the teacher sce3 fit to
request), and so on, taking success
ively mountai us, towns, cities, capes,
islands, etc. This can, of course, be
used only with morealvanced class
es, and has the anvantage of getting
the work of "looking up" the places
done by the pupila.
From the Chicago New.
Where did he get her ?
Who was her brother?
Had she a sister?
Had she a mother ?
Was 6he pre-Adamic
Born before history
With her identity
Shrouded in mystery ?
Maid of Phoenecia,
Egypt, A rabia,
Or sun-kissed Suabia?
Who was her father ?
Was he a viking,
Just to his liking ;
Out of the whencencss,
Over the water,
Into the where,
Bringing his daughter?
Native of Norway,
Denmark or Sweden ?
Lured by the charms
Of the garden of Eden ?
Blonde or Brunette ?
Rounded or slender ?
Fiery or frigid?
Haughty or tender?
Why are her graces
Unknown to fame?
Where did Cain meet Jipr ?
Wh?t was her name If
Whisper it softly
Say, can it be
The ladv we seek
. Was R. Haggard's "She "
Tejl me, ye sages,
Students of Life,
Answer my querv ;
Who was Cain's wife ?
EMBAL.MIXU A BODY.
How It Is Done Nowaday A M Ik tit
Nrene in an t'nl?rtakers
The shades were drawn at the un
dertaking establishment of K. M.
Andrews & Co., last night, but a
News reporter, who pressed the
lettric button, was promptly ad
mitted, and was escorted to the em
balming room, where a body was
being prepared for shipment to the
North. The body was that of Mr.
William J. Conlin, who resided at
No. 95 East 111th street, Harlem,
N. Y., and who died on the cars
while on the return to his home, lie
was a young man, 22 years of age,
and had visited Aiken in the hope
of prolonging his life. Consumption
had a firm grasp upon him, how
ever, and the balmy air of Aiken
was of no avail, His mother was
with him there, and finding that
there was no hope for him, she start
ed yesterday morning on the re
turn trip with her boy, hoping to
get him home to die. In this she
was disappointed. Just as the train
reached Blackstook's, the young man
expired in his berth in the sleeper.
Mr. A. L. Smith, the depot agent
here, was notified by tolegraph, and
an undertaker met the body at the
depot. Tho lody was taken from
the sleeper and removed to Andrew's
undertaking establishment, where it
was embalmed. Mrs. Conlin went
on to Washington City, where she
will await the arrival of the body
and accompany it from there to Ilnr
lem. The body was shipped on the
five o'clock train this morning.
As the reporter entered the em
balming room, Mr. John Harry was
just in the act of completing the
embalming operation. The process
is exactly the same as that used in
the case of President Garfield, and
is very simple, but effective. A
long, sharp needle is first thrust into
the lungs, and through the perfora
tions thus made the embalming fluid
is forced into the cavity by an air
pump. This fills the lungs and the
abdominal cavity. The left arm is
then stretched out and the wrist se
cured by a rubber band, to hold it
in a firm position, when a 6lot, about
two inches in length, Is cut just un
der the muscles. The big vein is
then caught up and cut in two, the
point of the syringe is inserted, and
the vein, over the syriuge, is tightly
wrapped with thread. The embalm
ing fluid is thn forced through this
vein to all parts of the body. From
one to two gallons of the fluid arj
generally required for a corpse. In
the operation last pight a gallon and
a half of the fluid was injected be-,
fore the pressure on the pump show
ed that all the arteries were full. It
should have been stated at another
place that, previous to injecting the
embalming fluid, all the blood is
drawn from the veins by a suction
pump. Less than a teaspoonf ul wus
drawn from the body of Mr, Conlin.
When he died there was scarcely
enough blood in his body to stain a
bucket of water. After the injec
tion through the vein in the left
arm, a nasal injection was adminis
tered, and the process of embalming
was completed. The artery in the
arm was sewed up, the corpse was
dressed for the coTiii. The coffin
was boxed up and labeled, and an
express wagon bore it to the depot.
This embalming process is a com
paratively recent thing, and the.efli
ciency which has been attained by
the Charlotte professionals in the
art is something wonderful. A few
months ago a corpse that was em
balmed here was sent to a distant
CONCORD. N. C, FRIDAY, APRIL V2, 1889,
Western State, and was two week's
reaching its destination. The rela
tives wrote back to the Charlotte
undertaker that the corpse was per
fectly well preserved, and appeared
almost as natural as life. The fluid
injected through the veins tends to
arrest decay, and preserves the corpse
for an indefinite time. The cost for
embalming a liody varies according
to circumstances, but ranges from
$10 tc $25. Those who once see the
operation performed are perfectly
willing to testify that the charges
are low enough for the work. It
requires about two hours' time to
to embalm a corpse. The process
described not only preserves thetbody,
but srives it an appearance almost
Special ThankftKlvins The Prel
A Proclamation : A hundred
years have passed since the govern
ment which our forefathers founded
was formally organized. At noon
on the thirtieth day of April, seven
teen hundred and eighty-nine, in the
City of Tsew York, and in Uie pres
ence of an assemblage of the heroes, j
whose patriotic devotion had led
the Colonies to victory and inde
pendence, George Washington took
the oath of office as Chief Magis
trate of the new-born republic. This
i npressive act was preceded at, nine
o'clock in the morning, in all the
ehurces of the city, by prayer for
Cod's blessing on the government
and its first President.
The centennial of this illustrious
event in our history has been de-
clartd a general holiday by act of
Congress, to the end that the -people
of the whole country may join in
commemorative exercises appropriate
to that day.
In order that the joy of the occa
sion may be associated with a deep
thankfulness in th. minds of the
people for all our blessings in the
past and a devout supplication to
God for their gracious coiitinuanco
in the future, the representatives of
the religious creeds, both Christian
and Hebrew have memorialized the
government to designate an hour
for praver and thanksgiving on that
Now, therefore.. I, Benjamin Har
rison, President of trie United States
of America, in response to this pious
and reasonable request, do recom
mend that on Tuesday, April 30th,
at the hour of nine o'clock in the
morning, the people of the entire
country repair to their respective
places of divine worship,- to implore
the favor of God that the liberty,
prosperity and peace may abide with
us as a people, and tljat His hand
may lead us in the paths of right
eousness and good deeds.
DMn'l Know Adam.
As Artemus Ward was traveling
in the cars, dreading to be bored,
and feeling miserable, a man ap
proached him, sat down, and said:
"Did you hear the last thing on
Horace Greely ?"
"Greely? Greely?" said Artemus.
"Horace Greely! Who is he?"
The man was quiet, about five
minutes. Pretty soon he said:
"Geonre Francis Train is kicking
up a good deal of a row over in En
gland. Do you think they will put
him in a bastile ?"
"Train ? Train ? Georsre Francis
Train?" said Artemus, solemnly
"I never heard of him."
This ignorance kept the man rjnist
for fifteen minutes ; tho'u ne said :
"What do you think about Gen.
Grant's chances for the Presidency ?
Do you think they will run him?"
'Grant? Grant? Hang it, man,"
said Artemus, "you seem to know-
more strangers man any man i ever
The man was furious. lie walked
up the car, but at last came back
and said :
"You confounded ignoramous, did
you ever hear of Adam?"
Artmus looked up and said: "What
was his other name?" San Francis
One Ilnudred Years From Now.
What will our population be?
Who shall say ? The United States
to-day contains over 60,000,000
people, who inorease at the rate of
about 25 per cent in every decade, so
that at the close of the next century
the increment would have run up
to a total of not less than 400,000,-
000 souls. Take the population of
all t he other states and countries
likely to come under our sway and
another 400,000,000 will be easily
added. In the year of our Lord 2,
000, and the year of the Independ
ence of the United States the 224th,
it will be no longer the United
States of North America, but the
United States of North, Central and
South America, and the then Presi
dent will then issue his Thanksgiving
day proclamation to nearly a thou
sand million people. The mind
fails to grasp our industrial and
commercial ex pansion at that day ;
the wonderful progress in the arts
and sciences ; the tremendous energy
with which enterprise after enter
prise will be conceived and made a
reality. And then Congress. Just
think what Congress will be then 1
But stop ! Better not think. When
we contemplate what it is now, with
400 members, the idea of what it
will be with 4,000 is simply appall
ing. Petersburgh (Va.) Index-Appeal.
The Boy Who Says "We.
Don't laugh st the boy who mag
nifies his place. You may see him
coming from the post-office with a
big bundle of his employer's letters,
which he displays with as much
pride as if thev were his own. He
feels iniportaut and he looks it
But he is proud of his place. He is
attending to business. lie likes to
have the world know that he is at
work for a busy concern. One of
the Lawrences, of Boston, once said
would not give much for a boy
who does not sav we betore lie is
vv i tli us a fortnight." The boy who
says "we identities himself with the
concern. Its interests are Ins. lie
sticks up for its credit and reputa
tion. He takes pleasure in his work
and hopes to say "ve" in earnes.
The boy will reap what he sows if
he keeps his grit and sticks to his
job. You mav take off your hat to
him us one of the future solid men
of the town. Let his employer do
the right thing by him: check him
kindly if he shows signs of beiug too
big for his place; council him as to
his habits and associates, and occa
sionally fehow him a pleasant pros
pect of advancement. A little praise
does an honest boy a heap of good.
Good luck to the boy who says "we."
A Silver Wasron Road.
"You may talk about nickel-plated
railroads," said Vice-President L, T.
Stanley, of Walnut street, "but what
do you think of a solid wagon road ?
The Horseshoe Mine, in Colorado,
has one, although when it was
built they didn't know it would pan
out that way. They had to have a
road from their mine, a distance of
three miles, over which heavy loads
were to be drawn. They took the
rock that had been taken from tbe
shafts they were sinking, and
which lay around in the way, and
macadamized the road all the way
through. The wagons passing over
the road ground the rock down.
One day they had a heavy rainstorm,
and when things got dry again after
the rain the wind blew the dust off
the road, and all through the road
bed every which way, they could see
big streaks ol silver. Well, maybe
they didn't collar on to the rest of
that loose rock that lay around
those shafts! Ihev sent away a
lot of it to be assayed, and when the
report came back they found that
their roadbed was worth $200 a ton.
It was a little expensive to drive
over, but they had to have the road,
and I suppose they've got it yet, if
their mines have held out. Phila
The Colored New Jerusalem.
Detroit Free" Press.
I found a lot of colored people at
Raleigh readily to go to Louisiana
in charge of an agent, and selecting
an intelligent looking man I called
him aside and asked him to explain
how and why the exodus started.
"Well, sah," he replied, '-it started
indisway. Julius Straker dat fat
man you see in de depot doah cum
up to our naybnrhood an' axed us if
we didn't want to be rich. He said
if we'd go to Louisiana we'd git way
np high in no time. Dat's why we
"But how'll you get rich ?"
"Work de cotton crap on sheers.
We git half. De fust year we shall
duu make $1,000. Arter dat we
shall git along faster. Ize figgered
dat I shall have $10,000 in five
"Aud what will you do then ?"
"Open a bank, sah."
"Are all of you going to accumu
late $10,000 and open a bank ?"
"No, sah. Dar's one puson who
is gwine to 'cumulate $7,000 an' den
buy a steamboat an' another who is
gwine to 'cumulate $5,000 an' buy
himself a toll-bridge an sot down in
a cheer all de rest of his life."
Private detectives are now em
ployed to watch the gifts at fashion
able weddings iu Philadelphia,
The Dude is a small animal
found in various parts of America,
England and France. They gener
ally make their haunts in the large
cities and towns, but sometimes are
seen hopping around in small vil
lages. They are quite harmless,
but a great nuisance. People no
doubt would exterminate them as
fast as they appear but for the ex
istence of a game law.
Owing to the light diet eaten by
them, which consists of ice cream,
lemonade and chewing gum, they
hardly ever grow very large or' lire
to be old. They sometimes grow to
a height of six feet and weigh from
90 to 140 pounds. Darwin's theory
that man was evolved from the low
er animals and that all mankind
will finally become monkeys or
'possums again before the end of
time, seems to be partly verified, for
the Dude is or has at some time in
the past beena branch of the vine of
the human family. Ifthe evolution
continues downward another step or
two Darwin's doctrine, though
laughed at now, will in the misty
future become a fact to be cherished
by coming generations in both prose
and poetry. Though the Dude
exhibits a higher degree of intelli
gence than most or the lower ani
mals, yet hardly more than the
horse or elephant. Though bear-
ins a closer resemblance to human
beings than the monkey, his lan
suace is almost as difficult to inter
The monkey chatters away rapid
ly, not regarding the rules of gram-
mer ; the Dude in a lazy, drawling
manner equally ungrammatical
Here is about his style: "Well, old
fellah, thawt news is wrerry distwess
ing, ah ! dweadf ully so." "You have
mv snmpathy old fellah. Those
horwid tailahscawn't cut our clothes
so as to not have winkles in them.'
"It makes a fellah feel like he wai
wuined if his twonsers don't fit
corwectly, bah Jove it does." "Naw,
hang me if I'd weah them down
stweet with a a inkle, a horrid winkle
in them; it would wuin your wep
u tat ion, my deahboy."
The female dudes have large
humps on their backs which disfig
ure theni frightfully, but otherwise
they are usually very beautiful
creatures. As their hamts are in
dolent they seldom live to be old
They often paint their faces and
put on a peculiar white powder
which renders them very queer look-
nir, especially it the weather is
warm. These pretty little creatures
tare quite timid and have been known
of aint at the sight of a mouse, but if
greatly vexed they will sometimes
attack a man in such a vehement
manner that he will be compelled to
seek safetv in flight. Yours faith
"No matter how expert a bank
teller may become in detecting bad
money, there are counterfeits extant
which will stump the best of them.
I was for many years a United States
treasury expert, and have handled
all the famous counterfeits ever
made. I have in this roll of
$5,000, about one
jail oi which is
goon tjie rest -worthless. I often
test bank tellers by offering this
money for deposit, and you would
be astonished to learn how large a
proportion of the counterfeits are
passed by some of them as genuine.
In fact I have never found one who
rejected every bad bill, some of them
accepting as much as $700 of it,
and from that down. I have been
testing some Kansas City bank men
today, with varying results. Four
hundred dollars was the least coun
terfeit passed by any of them, and
one bank, if it had taken the teller's
decisions on the money, would have
been stuck for more than $1,000."
Expert in Kansas City Journal.
Minnie I'll tell you something, if
you don't say anything about it.
Mamie Certainly not.
Minnie You know that exper
ment of making the gas flicker by
the concussion of a kiss? Harry
and tried it last Sunday night.
Mamie Did it flicker ?
Minnie I don't know. I forgot
to hold my eyes open. Terre Haute
A church at Almont, Mich., raises
money in a novel way. A box is
placed in the church and the mem
bers on their birthdays drop as
many pennies in the box as they are
It is better to teach the sketching
of each of the United States well
than to do all poorly.
WHOLE NO. 65.
ODDS AND ENJM).
The women in England
the men by 3,000,000,
The fortune hunter is not so much
taken with pretty faces as with
Dr, D, D, Reynolds, of Rockford,
Mich., wears buttons made of $20
gold pieces on his clothes.
The wife of Senator Stanford
rides behind a magnificent pair of
black horses valued at $20,000.
Whiskey is recommended as
remedy for weak lungs. It certain
ly has a tendency to make the breath
England, 6ince the battle of
Hastings, has had thirty-five rulers,
whose average length of
been twentyrthree years.
Prof. Richard A. Proctor's widow.
who, it is alleged, will continue her
residence in Florida, is to receive a
pension of $500 a year from the
An Albany physician says he has
never known a case of cancer aniomr
the Hebrews, and thinks their ex
emption from the disease is due to
abstinence from pork.
Over twelve thousand pairs of
wooden Bhoes were made in Grand
Rapids, Mich., last year. They are
worn by the Hollanders of that State,
and cost fifty cents a pair.
Life is a continued struggle from
the cradle to the grave, and the man
who is not prepared to meet with
and overcome obstacles, has no right
to expect success. "No cross, no
Pasteur is a cheerful man and
takes a hopeful view of the future
of medical science. He .thinks it
will be pleasant to live in the twenti
eth century when all epidemics will
be done away with.
"All Things Teach a Moral
Lesson." Rector-"T hose pigs of
yours are in a fine condition, Jarvis."
Jarvis "Yes, sur, they be. Ah,
sur, if we wos all on us on'y as fit
to die as them are, we'd do !"
It takes thirteen cabinet officers,
with an aggregate annual pay of
$105,000, to carry on the gove n
ment of Canada. The United States
manages very well with eight cabi
net otiicers, who cost every year $64,
000. The longest train known, composed-
of seventy-live cars, drawn by
one of the Three C's consolidation
engines, arrived in Charleston from
Branchville on Monday. It lacked
but a few yards of being half a mile
It is a curious fact that grass will
not grow under certain trees, notably
the beech, fir, chestnut, and aspen.
This latter tree, so the story goes,
furnished the wood for our Saviour's
cross, and its leaves were doomed to
tremble till the end of the world.
Geronimo, the renegade Apache
who has been a prisoner of the
government for some years, has
become a very clever gardener since
he was taken to Florida. He is
almost as skillful in raising cabbages
as he used to be in raising scalps.
Easter Sunday is always the first
Sunday after the full moon which
occurs on or after Hrcn 21 and if
iiiil moon happened on a bun
day, Easter is to be the following
Sunday. Hence Easter can not
come earlier than March 22 nor
later than April 25.
The most valuable jewels ever
worn Jby au American woman at
one time were worn on a fancy dress
occasion by the late Mrs. John
Jacob Astor. They were valued at
$300,000. Ten mounted policemen
were employed that night to guard
Mrs. Astor to and from the ball.
It is estimated that the present
population of the United States is
64,000,000. The total increase is
said to be 100,000 a month, exclusive
of immigration, and last year the
increase by immigration was 519,
000. At this rate the next census,
which will bo taken in Ju4y, 1890,
will show about 67,000,000.
Ben Butler is the champion mas
cot of the nineteenth century. By
the admission of the new states the
government is obliged to purchase
8.000 national flags with forty-two
star3 apiece, and Ben, as the owner
of the United States Bunting Com
pany, will be $200,000 richer by the
Among the names of the mistre; -es
of the White House have been
three Marths, two Maryas, two Abi
gails, one Eliza, one Elizabeth, one
Margaret, one Sarah, one Jane, one
Harriet, one Dorothy, two Julias,
one Lelitia, one Emily, one Angelica,
one Louisa, one Lucy, one Frances,
and now there is a Caroline, though
she calls it "Carrie."
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