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Valuable Land Sale !
By virtue of a decree of the Superior
Court in the Special I'rocecMlinsrsof Wm.
M. Harrier, administrator of Henry Plott.
deceased, vs. A Hayncs Plott, J. F. Plott
and others, I, as Commissioner, will sell
jit public auction, in front of the court
house door in-Concord, on the first Mon
day in March, W.), at one o'clock, p. m.,
a tract of land situated in No. 9 town
ship, Cabarrus county, contftininir about
acres, adjoining the lands of Ilaynes
Plott, James liimh, N:irtiu Furr and
George Plott, the same lit-hiti the place
upon 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 lonil. Title reserved
until purchase monev is paid iti full.
Wm. M. BAHKIER. admr. &com.
By W. G. MEANS, att'y.
This 4th day of February, 1889.
Concord Ma hhy,
The next session of this Inslitu
tion opens Monday, Anz, l?th..
1888. Having secured the services
of competent teachers, the Princi
pals offer to the community the
advantages of a first class school,
and ask r. continuance of the same
patronage so liberally given in the
past. Tuition in Literary Depart
ments 1.50 to 3.50. Music 3.00 to
SI. 00. For further information ap
TLy to
Misses Bessent. & Fetzeb
Principals.
NORTH CAROLINA
COLLEGE.
Next session begins, tl e lii-l on
day of September. Loc itiu'i he.il. hy
'1 e.nns i toilernle.
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dress, Kcv. J. G. S'MIAID, IWt,
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Home Fnct.
A great many people within the
borders cf our State are dissatisfied
with our school system, and are dis
posed to grumble at the small funds
devoted to the purposes of education
here. A great many people outside
of the State comment on the fact
that North Carolina stands among
the lowest as to illiteracy. Yet
when our State is properly compar
ed with her sisters, it willjno doubt
surprise them to learn that she is,
all things considered, doing her
part as to education, as faithfully as
the best of them. For instance, we
learn from the speech cf Rev. Mr.
Long, delivered in Massachusetts,
that, that State paid, according to
the last sensus, $1 to every $400
worth of taxable property for school
purposes, and this is exactly the pro
portion that North Ca"olina pays.
Of course the school fund of Massa
chusetts, is much larger. than that
of North Carolina, simply because
the taxable property of that State is
just ten times as great as that of our
State.
So that after all, Massachusetts
with all her boasted elegance and
cultivation, containing as she does
the "Hub of the Universe," with all
the literary advantages which that
State claims, is doing no more to
educate her citizens than North Car
olina, in spite of the fact that she
has had to contend with all the dis
advantages incident to a terrible
war.
Another difficulty m our way fr mi
which Massachusetts is free, is that
three-seventh of this school fund is
devoted to the education or a race
that contributes only 1 per cent, in
taxes to that fund. Yet a colored
child is entitled to and rmives as
much from this fund as a white
child.
Some one has said : "The negro
is a theory with the people of the
North, a condition with the people
of the South." Yet they cannot do
as much for him as as a theory as
the Southern people do as an actual
condition.
A LITTLE I.KSSOX IX UK AM MAR.
What ta Say InMead or What
to lie Saltl.
Is Xot
New York World.
Careless habits of speech are
among the prominent faults of our
young people, even those young peo
ple who have advantages of schools
and intelligent home surroundings.
Recognizing this, the professor of
English literature at Wellesley Col
lege has prepared a list of "words,
phrases and expressions to be avoid
ed, from which tho young (and old)
readers will reeehe many service
able hints :
CJuess, for suppose or think.
Fix, for arrange or prepare.
Ride and drive, interchangeably.
(Americanism.)
Real, as an adverb, in expressions ;
real good, for really or very good,
&c.
Some or any, in an adverbial
s.-nse; e.g., "I have studied some,"
forsomewh.it. "I have not studied
anv,' for at all.
Some ten days, for about ten days.
Ntt as I know, for not that" I
know.
Storms, for it r.iins or snows mod
erately. Try an experiment, for make an
experiment.
Singular subject with contracted
plural verb; e.g., "She don't skate
well."
Plural pronoun with singular an
tecedent: "Every man or woman
should do their duty or, "If yon
look any one straight in the face
they will flinch."
Expect, for suspect.
First-rate, as an adverb.
Nice, indiscriminately. (Real
nice may be doubly faulty.)
Had rather, for would rather.
Had better, for would better.
Right away, for immediately.
I'arty, foreperson.
Promise, for assure.
Posted, for i informed.
Post-graduate, for graduate
Depot, fur station.
Stopping, for staying.
Try and do, for try to do.
Try and go, for try to go.
Cunning, for small, dainty
Cute, for acute.
Funny, for odd or unusual.
Above, for foregoing, more than,
ov beyond.
Does it look good enough, for well
euoiiirh.
Soaicbody else's, for somebody's j done. Mrs. Surratt had no know
else. ! ledge whatever of anv such pur-
Jakr 1 tlo, for as 1 do.
Not as good as, for not so good as.
Feel badly, for feel bad.
F.'el good, for feel well.
Between seven, for among seven.
Seldom or ever, for seldom if ever,
or seldom or never.
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last ana smc. "'VI
l SIT ;Sh X of pepWr.
Ennter-tile.
I Oh, rare as the splendor of lilies.
And sweet as the violet s breath,
Comes the jubilant morning of Easter,
A triumph of life over death;
For fresh from the earth's quickened
bosom
Full baskets of flowers we brine,
And scatter their satin soft petals
1 o carpet a path for our King.
We have groped through the twilight of
or row.
Have tasted the marah of tears ;
But lo ! in the gray of the dawning
Breaks the hope of our long silent years.
And the loved and the lost we thought
perished
"Who vanished afar in the night,
Will return in the beauty of spring time
To beam on our rapturous sight
Sweet Easter-tide pledges their coming,
Serene beyond trouble and toil,
As the lily upsprings in its freshness
From the warm, throbbing heart of
the soul
And after all partings, reunion,
And after all wanderings, home:
Oh, here is the balm for our heartache,
As up to our Easter we come!
In the countless grcea blades of the
meadow.
The sheen of the daffodil's gold.
In the tremulous blue on the mountains,
The opaline mist on tho wold,
In the tinkle of brooks through the
pasture,
The river's strong sweep to the sea,
Are signs of the day that is hasting
In gladness to you and to mc.
So dawn in thv splendor of lilies,
Thy fluttering violet breath,
O jubilant morning of Easter,
Thou triumph of life over death !
For fresh from the earth's quickened
bosom
Full basket 3 of flowers we bring,
And scatter their satin soft petals
To carpet a path for our King.
Margret E, Sangster in Harper's Bazar.
"THE EI.OT" O TIIK AMERICA!!
"st'i Ttiir.or."
Wilmington Star.
The mcst infamous transaction
known to American history was the
judicial murder of Mrs. Sttrratt im
mediately after the war. The judi
cial murders of the cruel and re
morseless Jeffries in English history
are less repellant, less horrible than
the shameful and diabolical taking
off of Mrs. Surratt under the mean
est man in American history, Judge
Holt. N) long as memory lasts or
the types can do their work or men
can writc,thisdastardly crin;eagainst
civilization nnd humanity should be
kept green and fresh.
Ye are remiudeu now ol this most
villiauous transaction the mock
trial and execution of an innocent
woman by a paper in the Republican
N-irth American Review by Mr.
John T. Ford, of Baltimore. In the
April number this well known per
son gives an account of the judicial
murder of Mr. Sttrratt.
Xo candid, informed person has
ever doubted that it was murder un
der the forms of law. Mr. Ford's
article will confirm this impression.
The infamous Holt stands out in the
clearest light as a disgrace to hu
manity. He repudiated the plead
ings and usages of the courts and
from first to last it was a foregone
conclusion with him that Mrs. Sur
ratt must be treated as guilty, be
denied the rights ami privileges of a
prisoner and must die. Mr. Ford's
article shows how suppression pre
vailed and how the poor woman was
hunted and persecuted even unto
death.
The the.ii.rj in which President
Lincoln was so foully assassinated
was owned by Mr. Ford. In the midsl
midst of the excitement ra vings con
sequent upon the murder, Mr. Foru
was arrested upon suspicion. Pres
ident Lincoln was murdered on the
1 4th of April, 18G5, by John Wilkes
Booth, and a terrible blow it was to
the country, and particularly to the
South, for the amiable President,
born on Southern soil and perhaps
in North Carolina, was the very
best friend the Southern people had
among all .Northern Republicans.
It was not the intention at first to
kill Lincoln but to kidnap him and
convey him South Booth, Payne,
Adzerot, O'Loughlin, Arnold and
John 11. Surratt had entered into a
conspiracy to this effect. Mr. Ford
says:
If the capture was made in the
theatre, all the lights were to be ex
tinguished by one knowing how to
do it, and ic was arranged, if neces
sary, to use Lloyd's house en route
to the lower Potomac, where they
expected, to cross into Virginia.
This conspiracy failed, and the con
spirators separated booh after the
4th of March, 1805, Arnold, O'Lough
lin and Surratt leaving Washing
ton. The design of abducting the
president was thou fiuallv abandon
ed." Mr. Booth shows that the purpose
to assassinate Mr. Lineoii was a con-
j ccption that took shape ii
I ill-regulated brain a few-
in Booth's
hours be-
fore the awful and
bloodv deed was
j Her murder was the ven se-
, , , , , , .
XUl, cruel ui& jl iiuii, mc; uttwi-
able Judge-Advocate-General, and
his vile accomplices. It is notice,
able that this ingrate has tried to
clear his skirts of premeditated guilt
I or purpose to do wrong. He even
t3 P a Pleathat he some how tried
to have her life saved, lie tells of
a petition signed by the military
commission praying for the clemency
of President Andrew JohnsonJ. But
Mr. Ford says no such petition has
been found, and that it is not men
tioned in the proceedings as signed,
and thereby indorsed, by Holt who
presided. He wrote to . Attorney
General Speed asking him to confirm
his statement, but this was not done,
and so the bad man stands forth, in
all of his detestable lineaments" as a
judicial murderer. He has had the
ineffaceable brand of condemn;. '.ioi
fixed upon him by the voice t- all
honorable American vnd it not
only burned as a -"scarre. Vont--murderer
upon his brow, but into
his very brain and soul. i
"Better be with the dead
Whom we, to gain our peace, have
sent to peace,
Than on the torture of the mind to
lie
In restless ecstasy. Duncan is in his
grave ;
After life's
well."
fitful fever he sleeps
"Can'st thou not minister to a mind
diseased ;
Thick from the memory a rooted
sorrow ;
Raze out the written troubles of the
brain ;
And, with some sweet oblivious an
tidote, Cleanse the stnff'd bosom of that
perilous stuff
Which weighs upon the heart."
It is said that this woman mur
derer is so oppressed by the "great
weight of guilt that presses Jiim
down, down, down to the nether
most hell of conscience, that his
sleep is fitful, broken, unsatisfying,
and that aMght all through the si-
lence and gloom cf night ever burns
in his room. Thus his "conscience
does make" him "coward"" and he
writhes in agony through the long
watches at the spectre of a woman
with discolored face and scarred
neck who stands before his distorted
vision.
Kketrti of Ldlnuii.
Bill Arp, in Home and Farm.
Edison is a wondeful genius. A
Cleveland man fold me that he knew
him in Cleveland years ago. He was
a newsboy on th train before he was
in his teens, and one day jumped
from a train in rapid motion and at
the peril of his life snatched a little
child from being crushed by a loco
motive on another track. Th; tele
graph operator at the station w itnes
sed his daring courage and took a lik
ing to him, and gave him a berth in
his office and taught him telegraphy.
His mother was poor and taught a
little school, and taught Tom by
night, and this was all the education
he got. 1 -e soon became an expert as
an operator, and made many improve
ments in the art. His skill was won
derful so much so that it attracted
attention among the operators in
that region. .His employer was call
ed to Boston on business, and while
there the general manager said he
wanted an operator who could keep
up with the man z.t thy New York
end.
Edison was named, and was order-
ed to come at once. He was shabbily
dressed, and had such a dull, sleepy
appearance that the general manager
was disappointed, and the men at
the other machines smiled and wink
ed at each other, as much as to say:
"Well, he's a bust. If we can't run
New York he can't ; better ship him
back to Cleveland." With but little
faith the general manager gave him
the place at the table. When his
fingers touched the key he seemed
suddenly inspired and awoke to a
new life. His lips compressed, his
features brightened, and for an hour
he received and transmitted and
dashed off the messages with such
wonderful celerity, that th. general
manager never moved nor diverted
his eyes, and the operators around
him could hardly attend to their own
Instruments. Suddenly there was
a rest, a pause, and the. New York
man said: "Who iu the devil are
you ?" He replied : "I am T m
Edison, of Cleveland." And the
New York man said : "Shake." He
had found his match and more.
Not long after this he invented
the duplex system of sending
two messages over ' the wire
at the same time, and still
later tho quadruples system
and then any number of messages.
From that day to this he has been
inventing and inventing and making
discoveries for the use and the com
fort of mankind, lie is but fortv-J
Bcveu years old and is full of modest
faith and'expectation in solving the
mysteries of nature and subduing
her elements to the control of man.
What an example to the boys, es-
jpecially th.poor boys of the land.
Sot a I'ljthtliiK Regiment.
The number of original Harrison
men in Washington now is only ex
ceeded by the number of members
of the Third Iowa Regiment, of
which Secretary Noble was adjutant.
Every man who was a member of
that famous fighting regiment dur
ing the war, in quest of office, thinks
that he has au especial claim upon
the Secretary of the Interior. One
day last week Secretary Noble, As
sistant Secretary Bussey, who was
I Colonel of the Third Iowa, and Col.
HW.er, the Democratic Appoint
ment Clerk of the . Interior Dept,
wJ great v..om theu Secret
tary's office, when the door otK-ned
and a gentleman from the wild and
woolly west entered the office. He
was welcomed by Col. Bussey and
Gen. Noble, and the former said :
"Col. Ilassler, let me make you
acquainted with Mai. Pickerell, of
Dakota, formerly of the Third
Iowa."
Ilassler and the Major 6hook
hands, and the former with great
gravity said:
"Major, that regiment, I believe,
took no part in the war."
"Well, sir," replied the Maior in
dignantly, "I should think it did.
That regiment fought in some of the
severest battles of the war."
"Why Ilassler," said the Secretary,
"what made you ask such a ques
tion:
"Oh simply because so many of its
members are alive," was Hassler's
reply, and t he Secretary, apprecia
ting the sarcasm, almost fell from
his chair in a paroxysm of laughter.
N. Y. Tribune.
Oiin fence.
It is common to hear about "a sol
id wall of bayonets" In war tin".?,
but at the barracks is a veritable
wall of them now. When the L:t.
war was declared off the Union gov
ernment found itself in possession
of a vast number of muskets, useless
because there was nobody to be shot
with them. They were stored up for
awhile in various arsenals, until rad
ical improvements made them utter
ly worthless. And when an old r.n
gets worthless it is the most intense
ly worthless tiling extant. So these
guns that cost millions were not
worth paving rent for storing. At this
place a fence was built with them.
The gun barrels, with bayonets fixed,
were stood up fur inches apart for
a quarter of a mile, and then secur
ed by bars of iron, forged from old
guns, with holes pierced to admit
the old muskets. It is the most
j formidable fence I ever saw. The
j bayonets; which in many instances
have given dea;h wounds, are rusted
now until thev could "not be removed
(from the barrels. The posts of this!
! ,.vi ,.n , i
unique uiu ie;ue aie ui uui lu:i:ioii.
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Crcmntccl la n Gntril House.
Charlotte Ohroniele.
Parties who arrived in the city o
the Charlotte, Columbia & Ausmsta
foad vesterdity afternoon, brought !
news of a bad aff.jir at Lecsvi!le, a
small
station on that road. The
gur.ru house at Lees vi lie, a CxlO
frame affair, was burned to the
ground Monday night, and with it
wa-j burned a white man, a mechanic
from New York. He had been do
ing inlds around Leesviile, but had
become intoxicated and was locked
up in the guard house. About
twelve o'clock at night, the guard
house was discovered to be enveloped
in flames. When the fire died down,
a Hat full of charred bones found
in a heap in a corner, was all that
was left of the mechanic. It is
supposed that he fired the house in
the hope of gaining his liberty, but
the people of the town were sound
asleep and he was probably burned
to death before the fire was discover
ed. '
What a Woman Should Weigh. If
Five feet in height, 100 pounds.
Five feet one inch, 106 pounds.
Five feet two inches, 113 pounds.
Five feet three inches, 119 pounds.
Five feet four inches; 130 pounds.
Five feet five inches, 13S pounds.
Five feet six inches, 144 pounds.
Five feet seven inches, 150 pounds.
Five feet eight inches, 155 pounds.
Five fett nine inches, 1G3 pounds.
Five feet ten inches, 100 pounds.
Five feet eleven iuches,17G pounds.
Six feet, 180 pounds.
Six fett one inch, 180 pounds.
4j2nloo ot women.
Womeu never weep more bitterly
than when they weep from spite.
A liicard.
When women cannot be revenged
they do as children de they cry.
Cardan.
Woman is a flower that exhales her
perfume only in the shade. Lam
ennals.. Take the first advice of a woman:
under no circumstances the second.
Proverb.
Women are too imaginatiwe and
too sensitive to have much logic.
Mine. Ln Deffand.
A lady and her maid acting in ac
cord will out-wit a dozen devils.
Old Proverb.
Women are extremistst
either better or worse than
hey are
men.-
L Bruyeie,--.jv. , r.:; j'vr--
There is no torture that woman
would not suffer to enhance her beau
ty. Montaigne.
Woman is a charming creature
who changes her heart as easily as
her gloves. Balzac.
Women distrust men too much in
general and not enough in particu
lar. Conuuerson.
Of all the heavy bodies, the heav
iest is the women we have ceased to
love. Lenontey.
Women are constantly the dupes
i or the victims of their extreme sen
sitiveness. Balzac.
Kquire liob1.!," I'reroylsi.
Happiness is the smile o: the
face of contentment.
In the bottom of pleasure's cup
are bitter dregs.
Imagination is the rainbow in the
hori.on of the soul.
Every man's heart is a graveyard,
in which are entombed the dead
heroes of his ideals.
As the flaw in the diamond is
soonest noticed because it is a dia
mond, so the fault of a good man is
soonest noticed because he is a good
num.
Our difficulties seem like huge
bowlders in our path, retarding our
progress, but, when once, surmount
ed, they serve as stepping stones to
success.
A genius not only has a message
for the world, but he succeeds in
whispering that message into the ear
of the world and engraving it upon
its heart.
Envy strikes at others and stubs
herself.
You can invent a falsehood, but a
truth never.
To do as you please is to become
the slave of your own caprices.
We can take nothing with usfrom
this world except what we have
wrought into o:i r minds and chai
acters. Harnier is he who loves his oc-
A 1
I cur.ation. be it ever so humble, than
j i1(l wi1.)OPfmm,s the hi-hest station, if
1
he be :it odds with his occupation.
Will P. Hart in America.
A Monster oS'lUe Oeep.
The strangest creature evtr seen
in these Waters was captured in the
Deleware River at Burlington rccent-
" j ly by Charles Wooden and Charles
AdamS while thev were out nsimig
out
for shad. It was abo:it 6 ft bag,
w ith a large head shaped like a bull
dog's, and an immense month fr.r
nislted with two rows of sharp teeth.
The head is attached to the body by
a long sinuous neck, and the small
and deep sunken c-vs are protecteJ
by long lashes. The body, which
gradually tapers to the tail, is cov
ered by a short fine fur, and two
short imperfectly formed legs, with
webbed feet like those of a duck,
are attached just below the neck,
the tail is peculiarly formed, having
four blades exactly like the screws
of a propeller. The strange cr a
ture was captured w ith l iiiui'ty.
It fought hard, and, uttering a noi
that was half hiss, half bark, it
seized an oar in its mouth and
ciunched it to splinters. A strange
odor resembling musk was emitted.
Repeated blows of a hatchet disabled
the animal and enabled its capture.
Philadelphia Record.
WB
Tir nail tn liters.
Editors Constitution : "When did
the custom of tarring and feathering
originate ?
L'ichard, on setting out on the
third crusade, made sundry enact
ments for the regulation of his flec't.
one of which was that, "A
rubber
who shall be convinced of theft
shall have his bead cropnrd after
the fashion of a champion, and boil -
in? pitch shall be poured ther. tn,
and the feathers of a cVifhion shall; days by bad vrnteu several chapters
be sh.ikeu out ou him, fo that he ' of "Precaution," which he bad pith
mav be known, and at the lirsf land ! lislicd t his own expense. It at-
at which the thip shall touch he
shall be set on shore." "Wheth
the custom was earlier than this we
have no means of determining. It
is at least close on to 700 war old.
OD A NO EVDI.
London's, police force numbers
14,237 men.
The cost of Paris exposition will
be $10,000,000.
A million pound hank note is kept
at the Bank of England.
Onions are selling for a cent a
bushel at Ca astota, N. Y.
A canvass back duck is said to be
able to fly eighty miles an hour.
The lazy man aims at nothing
and generally hits it. James Ellis.
The town of Cottonwood Falls.
Kansas Las elected a woman for
mayor.
In New York there is not a pro
fession into which women have not
entered.
The d;.u :hter ot a Parisian mil
lionaire is to marry Dr. Tanner,
the faster.
The cattle reporter of one of New
York's leadi ug mornins; papers is a
woman.
It is against the law of Mexico
for any one to read a newspaper
aloud.
Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe is T'.)
years old but her mind is not gene
as reported.
It is worth 1,000 a year to have
the habit of looking on the bright
side of things. Dr. Johnson.
i can ions:a woman fathered
502 cucumbers from a volunteer
vine which grows in her garden.
Up to the present.d.ite the hunt
for the mysterious murdenr Tascott
has cost the Snel! estate $30,000.
The fashion of carrying a- mill!
dates 300 years back. Cout tiers were
them in the time of George I.
In digging among the ruins ot
Pompeii they have found a piece of
brassjnadelo lit the human cheek.
A working man of Pittsburg bus
patented a new submarine rani that
will pierce the side of the Leanest
iron -clad.
Sydney, Australia, is having
an
organ built in London whic!
i is
said to be the largest in he world,
costing $75,000.
It is hard to keep tip with Ameri
can newspaper coinage. Tin? latest
is ''razzle-dazzle." It is another
term for "boycott."
In China people in ea-y circum
stances buy their coffins long before
they need them, and exhibit them
as ornamental pieces of furniture.
It has been found necessary to
turn the city hall at Walla Wail;',
W. T., into a temponry home fi-r
immigrants, the rush into the terri
tory is so great.
The Custer monument in Montjna
has been so greatly defaced by
Indians shooting at it that it has
le:i found necessary to recat tie
names on it.
Then is a man in Los Angeles,
Cal., w hose business it is to travel
eait with corpses of people who go
to southern Cal foruia to fit-d
health, and who die instead.
G. ns are now being made so
powerful that the objects which
their missiles are intended to strike
will be out of sight. Consequently
the guiu c.tu only be directed ly
the map.
The fee for ascending th? Eiffel j
tower are five francs to the top, i
time francs to the second platform,
and two francs to the first. The
three platforms will hold 10,000 pet -pie.
Despitt the talk about Smith le
iug such a common name, those of
Green, White, 1'rown and Davis beat
it in the United State by 15 per
cent. Even "Johu" is not as com
mon as "Joe."
A giant ice making machine was
shipped from Cinciuati to Denver,
Col. It weighed about 300,000
pounds, and thirteen cars were re
quired to carry it. It cott$3G,000.
A farmer near Talbotton, Ga.,
who lives on an .estate formerly
owned by Lis father, says that there
are good chestnut rails now in use
on the farm that were split by the
Indians when they owned the
country.
It is said that Fenimoro
cooper
became a novelist tnrongii l.i9
e ,
. challenge. Onu eveumg wnik fdtl -
ing a novel lie threw it aside, s.ty-. j
ing. '"I believe I could write tt j
; better book myself,
Let me set '
; you do i." said his wife. In a few
tracted but little attention, unt U
coutimied and wrote "The Spy."
Hawthorne, loo, it is said, was iu
du id to wiite "The Sca;kt Letter"
bv a remark of his wife.
W. J. MOXTGOMEllY.
i.2E CUOWELL.
Montgomery & Crowell,
Attorneys and Counsellors
at law,
Concord, A"C
As partners, will practice
law in Cabarrus, Stanly and
adjoining counties, in the Su
perior and Supreme Court of
the State, and in the Federal
Court.
Office on Depot Street.
EN Who are Weak, Nervous
and Debiliated. who aie suf
fering from i ha effected of eailjr
r.vil habits, the result of ignoraneo
or folly, will find in Pears. Specific
positive And per manes t cure for
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Cures gnareuteed. Send six cent
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August 30, '89,
    

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