J as. P. Cook, 1 Editors and
B. E. Harris, f Proprietors.
Friday, - June 14, 1889.
Mr. TRACEY'S speech.
There was a comparatively small
crowd at the court-house Friday to
hear the speech of Mr. Harry Tracey,
of Texas, on the Alliance question.
Information as to the appointment
was received here too late to be
generally disseminated throughout
the county; otherwise the speaker
would have had the large audience
that his interesting speech deserved.
Judging from appearances, the
speaker was a genuine farmer one
who, as Capt. Charles McDonald
said in introducing him, lived, not
in town, but several miles in the
country. lie is devoted to the in
terest of his profession, and of the
whole country, holding, correctly,
that whatever tends to alleviate and
elevate the condition of the farming
world also redounds to the good of
the country as a whole. He has
informed himself thoroughly as to
the condition of the farmers not only
in this district but in the United
fetates. lie shows that, in many
respects, our Southern country com
pares most favorably with the North
and Northwest, that section being
more heavily mortgaged, as well as
having more of the anarchist element
in it than ours. He called attention
to the fact that that section also had
more railroads than ours, leaving his
hearers to infer that the railroads
were largely responsible for the con
dition of affairs there. Railroads,
he said, were blessings when managed
in the interest of the people; curses
when not. The percentage of small
farms was decreasing less rapidly
here than in Illinois, for instance,
while the increase of large estates
wa3 more rapid.
The speaker deplored the fact
that while capital is increasing and
aggregating the masses are becoming
poorer and home-owners are becom
ing fewer. In this tendency he
seemed to see one of the most un
favorable symptoms of our present
civilization. Give a man a home,
said he, and hedge it around with
the protection of the law, so that he
feels that the law is his friend, and
you make him a patriot; takeaway
his home let him be without the
restraints of home influence, and
ground down by the merciless exac
tions of soulless corporations and
you have a red-handed anarchist
There is truth in that
One great means for self-protection,
which seems to be the order of
the day, the. farmeis had almost en
tirely failed to avail themselves of
viz j organization. While every other
trade or profession, even down to the
bootblacks, were fully organized, the
farmers were the last to attempt it.
He dwelt at some length upon the
Buccesa of the Standard Oil Com
pany, Cotton Seed Oil Trust and
other large and powerful corpora
tions, and explained the methods by
which they accomplished such great
While the address was very inter
esting, as is evidenced by the fact
that his audience listened attentively
for nearly two hours, there i3 one
point which Mr. Tracey failed to
elucidate, and it is by all odds the
greatest question of the day, and one
upon which we hoped to hear him ;
that is, the remedy for the existing
depression and the means which
must and could be used for the ad
vancement of the farming classes.
While he eaid that a true physician
would not treat the disease but the
cause of the disease, we could not
help thinking that the speaker was,
to a considerable extent, doing just
what he condemned in the physician.
It may be that the lack of time pre
vented a discussion of this part of
the case, or it may be that he dwelt
upon this in his talk to members of
the Alliance in the evening. We all
know that something is wrong, and
that something ought to be done, but
what we want to know, and what we
do not know, is what to do to remedy
the disease. We afterwards enquired
of Beveral of his hearers as to what
remedy was suggested by the speaker,
and received a different answer from
each, and what was given was rather
inferred than obtained from any di
A great many statistics were given
that he had culled from the last
census report, or had gotten by com
puting from data given therein. He
holda the press of the country re
sponsible for the great ignorance on
these questions which, he said, pre
' vailed among the farming classes.
We hardly think he was just in this,
for the press, and especially our
Southern pres3, with a few noted
exceptions, is open to a fair discus
sion of these great questions. While
it is impossible for an editor to be as
devoted to the interests of any class
or profession, as a member of that
class or profession, yet any contribu
tions containing information, or-sug-gesting
plans for the betterment of
oar people, are more than welcome.
In thU WJ the leaders of any class
of our. people are more responsible
for the prevalence of any damaging
We enioved Mr. Tracey's speed)
verv much, and thiuk it will have a
good influence upon our people by
causing them to think. We only
wish that he had dwelt more largely
upon some vital points.
Oar Exchanges Speak.
The straight-out, old-rtime Repub
licans do not seem to like the Presi
dent's action in giving the District
Attorneyship to Price instead of to
Boyd. Durham Plant
Our punster remarked the other
day. that boot and shoe making is the
" last " occupation on earth, because
a man wa3 forced to peg away awl
the time to save his 6ole. Wlson
The answer to the question why
the "South is Solid," is very brief.
Self-preserYation is the first law of
nature. Until the conditions change
self-preservation and solidity mean
the same. "It is a condition and
not a theory that confronts us."
An independent negro party has
been organized in Kichmon, Va.,
and no white men are admitted.
Wow let this thing prevail through
out the South, and the time is not
far distant when such a thing as a
Southern white republican can not
be found. Scotland Neck Democrat
Our roads are so hard and firm at
this season of the year that it is hard
to realize that they could get in the
terrible condition that they do in
the winter, which we think is one
reason of the defeat last Monday of
the Alternative method of keeping
them in repair. Messenger and In
telligencer. The South in 1880, produced 397,
301 tons of pig iron. In 1888, it
produced 1,132,258 tons an increase
of 190 per cent The remainder of
the country gained but 50 per cent,
in the eight years. It is calculated
that by the end of the century the
product of the South alone will
amount to 7,000,000 tons Wilming
Mr. Blaine thinks Cuba would be
a very desiraDle acquisition to tne
United States, commanding, as it
does the entrance of the Gulf of
Mexico and the water way from the
North to the South ; and, also, that
it will be important in a military as
well as commercial sense. He doesn't
think much of the annexation of
Canada. Keowee Courier.
We notice everywhere we travel
that the farmer who own small farms
and cultivate them, thoroughly, pro
ducing a variety of crops even under
the many drawbacks prevailing all
over the country, as to inefficient
abor, etc., are, as a class, prosperous,
while those who have raised cotton
exclusively are much les3 prosper
ous. Goldsboro Transcript
The Berlin conference over the
Samoan affairs has concluded satis
factorily toithe United States. It is
an interesting fact to note that Presi
dent Harrison was in direct communi
cation with the American represen
tatives every day of the conference,
and that Jingo Blaine did not cut
much of a fignre in the game. Hasn't
Blaine "swank" since March 4th ?
A beautiful monument was erected
in the University campus some years
ago by the alumni in honor ef Dr.
Joseph Caldwell, the first president
of that institution. Thursday night
last this monument was wofully
desecrated by some party or parties.
It was painted with deep red paint
from the base to within a foot or
more of the top. . The injury is
thought to be irreparable. Durham
The Progressive farmer wants to
see a department in our State Fair,
in charge of old soldiers, filled with
war relics, mementoes, tronhies and
, , f
curiosities for our young people to
see. Let it be understood that this
department; will gladly and thank
fully receive contributions of any
and all kinds, which are to be sold
at a moderate price. Let it be made
really attractive, and let all the pro
ceeds go to the fund for building
the Confederate Soldiers Home. A
good sum may thus be raised and at
the same time add greatly to the at-
trac tion and interest of the Fair.
The idea seems to prevail that our
development as a State depends
largely upon cotton factories. Al
most every town has its energies de
voted to the building of factories
for the manufacture of warps and
sheeting. We think that investiga
tion will prove that at present there
are more institutions of this charac
ter than is profitable. There are
over one hundred cotton factories in
the State and very few of them are
"keeping buckle and tongue to
gether." The plaid and sheeting
markets have been over stocked for
months. Great quantities of stock
are lying in warehouses and in the
hands of commission men for the
want of demand. Mt Olive Tele
Two hours'a day is the time given
by the members of Harrison's cabinet
to seeing the public ' Quite exclusive
wiese gentlemen are growing.
various items of interest from
the national capital.
From Our Iieguhir Correspondent.
Washington, June 12, 1889.
Harrison will give anti-Mahone
Virginian Republicans a hearing to
morrow. A delegation .of lrginia
negroes called at the White House
Saturday. They say that Harrison
told them he did not propose to re
cognize Mahone. But as one of
this delegation expressed it : " It's
mighty queer if Mahone isn't re
cognized by the appointing power ;
that every man appointed to a 1 ederal
office in or from that State happens
to be a shouting Mahonite." While
this crowd is quarrelling over the
spoils, Democrats here are looking
forward to carrying the State by a
much larger majority than Cleve
land and Thurmau did.
Verily the ways of Providence
are inscrutable. The' fight between
Blaine and Harrison has been in
definitely postponed on account of
the news received from Hayti. It
6eems that the fellow who was en
gaged in making a treaty with
France that would endanger the
Monroe doctrine has been so badly
licked by the rebel general that he
is no longer in a position to make
treaties, hence we have no need for
.11 i .t
a commission in tnac country, auu
Blaine has no excuse for attempting
to bull-doze Harrison into letting
him have his way. The next news
from Hayti may change the face of
Secretary Windoni has, in defer
ence to a wide expression ot con
demnation, refused to accept the
opinion of the Solicitor of the
Treasury that it would be unlawful
for the Catholic University of
America, that is to be established in.
this city, to bring from Europe a
corps of instructors. The matter
has been referred to the Attorney-
General, and if he decides the opinion
of the Solicitor to be good law the
officers of the University will go to
Congress in order to get an amend
ment to such an absurd law.
Disappointment at not receiving
an office is having a bad effect on
James Jackson, of Alabama, who
was a candidate ior the District At
torneyship given to Parsons, the
engineer of the " White man's party"
fiasco. He is in such a bad way that
his family has been telegraphed to
come on. He is crazy.
Among the appointments by Har
rison last week were a Democrat and
a negro. The negro was made re
ceiver of public moneys at Hunters
ville, Alabama, and the Democrat a
marshal of the Western District of
Cranks seem to have the advant
age of ordinary people in the matter
of "luck." For instance, look at
the case of Capt. G. A. Amies,
U. S. A., retired, who has just had
hi3 third sentence of dismissal from
the army commuted by the President
to confinement within such limits
as may be presented by the Secretary
of War, and to deprivation of the
right to wear the uniform and in
signia of hi3 rank in the army for a
period of five years. The offenses
for which he was tried this time
were intruding into the inaugural
parade and attempting to pull the
nose of Governor Beaver, of Penn
sylvania. The court martial found
him guilty and sentenced him to
dismissal. Most people here regard
him as crazy enough to be in an
Julius Cseser Burrows, the Michi
gan Congressman, whose principal
distinction is the possession of a
voice that is a pretty good imitation
of a fog-horn, and who hopes to be
Speaker of the next House of Repre
sentatives, is very much troubled
for fear that the wicked Democrats
will give the Republicans trouble
when the time comes to organize the
House. It is a pretty commentary
on the rules governing that body for
Burrows to say that with the assis
tance Qf one experienced member he
could keep the House in a dead-lock
for the two years of its existence.
P. M. G. Wanamaker is anxious
to stop the handling of the mails
on Sundays. The business men of
the country would be likely to
vigorously protest against such a
move. The Western Union Tele
graph Company would probably pay
Wanamaker more than he paid for
his position if he could stop all
mails on- Sundays. It would be
worth at least one million dollars
per year to that concern.
There is a rumor here that Patrick
Eagan, recently appointed Minister
to Chili, had been recalled on ac
count of the revelations in the mur
der case of Dr. Cronin at Chicago.
The rumor is denied at the State
Ex-Senator Riddleberger is mak
ing himself the laughing stock at
Washington by his antics. If he is
not sent to an inebriate asylum soon
it will be too late.
Col. J. C. Relton has. been ap
pointed Adjutant-General of the
Army, to succeed General R. C.
Drum, recently retired. He has
been General Drum's assistant for
Tr, Pitch and Turpentine from the
Old Aortli State.
The recent storm at Greensboro
caused the gospel tent to co-lapse.
A northern syndicate has pur
chased 30,000 acres farming land in
Rev. C. C. Newton and family
started from Durham, N. C, for
Africa, June 5th.
Charles Tilman, formerly of New
ton, N. C, is now 'traveling with
Sam Jones as a musician.
In Stokes county a hawk made a
grab for a young chicken and the
hen tackled the hawk and killed it.
Asheville Citizen : A lot which
was sold for $150 in this city in
1872, yesterday brought $G,500 at
Judge Dick is contributing a
series of" articles to the Guilford Col
legian on the subject of "How Lit
tle We Know."
Quite a. number of people from
abroad are here in attendance upon
the commencement exercises of Ashe-
ille Female College.
The Free Press says a sturgeon 8
feet long and weighing 225 pounds
was caught in a set net in the Neuse
rivernear Kinston some davs ago.
At Reidsville there are between
fifty and seventy-five persons in the
county poor house. It costs the
county about three thousand dollars
Mr. J. A. Westbrook has shipped
eignty thousand quarts of strawber
ries. It is evident that somebody
has strawberries to eat. Mt. Olive
The Odd Fellows of the State are
said to be contemplating the estab
lishment of an orphan asylum for
the care of the children of members
of their order.
The President appointed John B.
Eaves collector 'of the 5th district.
Kerr Craige resigned and Charles
Price of Salisbury District Attorney
vice P. C. Jones,
wo Kaleigh negroes went to
Oklahoma when that country was
first opened. They secured 1C0
acres of land each and are back af
ter their families.
When Mr. Wm. Morehead, of
Cleveland county, woke up Friday
morning, 3d, he found he had been
sleeping with a corpse. His wife
lay dead beside him.
Rev. A. C. Dixon, of Baltimore,
will sail for Europe on June 16th.
Bro. Dixon expects to visit Rome,
and then call to see the missionaries
on the north coast of Africa.
Asheville Journal: The Western
North Carolina Railroad conmpanv
is erecting a heavy substantial bridge
across the Tuckaseegee river, iwo
miles this side of Bryson City in
Wilmington Star: A rattle
snake seven feet long, nine inches in
diameter and with eleven rattles,
was killed Saturday by one of the
still hands at Mr. Vollers' place :it
Dunn Courier: Mr. Len Bradley
of Bradley's Store this county, has a
hen carrying sixty little chickens.
We learn that a men near Poes,
this county, some time ago eat seventy-two
egg3 at one time.
Aunt Poily Price, of Rutherford
county, who died recently at the age
of 99 years, said that she made eighty
dollars a year forty by attending
to her own business and forty by let
ting other people's alone.
At colored infant which had evi
dently lived but -which had never
been dressed, was tiken out of a well
on the place of Messrs, Wootten and
Curnett, a short distance Cast of
Statesville, the latter ' part of . last
Bedford Kerner, the negro who
some time ago committed the mur
derous assault upon Rev. John II.
White, was captured at Mt. Airv
and brought, to Winston. He was
tried and convicted last week and
sentenced to two years on the public
roads of the county.
Mr. M. Mott aged 45 a meat
dealer in Raleigh, eloped Sunday with
Miss Holt who is a daughter of Mai.
L. B. Holt She is onlv sivtrwi
years old. Mott has a wife and tried
to get a divorce at the last Superior
Court, but failed. It is thought the
eloping couple has gone to Indiana.
The Press and Carolinan says a lit
tle child of Mr. Pierce Boss, of Hick
ory, fell headforemost into her
father's well, 36 feet deep, Sunday,
May 26th, and sustained a cut on
the back of the head. She held to
the well rope until her father" went
down, bro ught her up safe and sound
with the exception of , the injury
President Swain died .of broken
heart August 27th, 1868. While rid
ing in a buggy near Chapel Hill, he
was thrown out by' the running
away of the horse. His injuries
were considered slight, but his spirit
was broken and he had neither hope
nor power to rally. He could not
survive the death of what was to
him ,the dearest object on earth.
HAS 0PENED HIS
TOO BUSY TO WRITE AN AD.
Sale of Valuable Land
Under the powers contained in a mort
gage or dced-in-t rust executed to me by
T. C.riott on the l(Jth day of March,
188"5,and registered in " Ilecord of Mort
gages No. 2," page 210, in Register of
Deeds ollice of Cabarrus county, I will
sell for cash, at public auction, at the
court-house door, in t he town of Concord,
said eounty, at one o'clock, r. m., on
MONDAY, the 15th day of July, 185), a
certain tract of land containing about
ninety-nine acres, situated in No. 1 town
ship, said county, adjoining the lands of
Mrs. Virginia Ervin, Frank Teeter and
others, the metes and bounds of which
fully appear in said registered mortgage
This the 12tliday of June. 18S0.
- je 14-tds By W. G. M.eans, Att'y-
Call Meeting of the Board of
Commissioners for the town
of Concord, June oth, 1889 :
The Board of Commissioners for the
town of Concord do ordain
Sec. I. That any owner or the guardian
of any owner of any premises or lot
upon which there is a cellar, sink or ex
cavation near or next to any sidewalk or
pavement who shall not, within twenty
four hours after having been notified, in
writing, by the Mayor, surround such cel
lar, sink or excavation so as to prevent
injury to persons or stock, and in such
manner as the Mayor shall direct, shall
be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon
conviction thereof shall be lined lifty
dollars or imprisoned twenty days.
Sec. II. This ordinance shall be in full
force from and after it is ordained.
The Board of Commissioners for the
town of Concord do ordain
That it shall be unlawful for any per
son or persons to injure or in any way to
damage any of the electric light po-ts,
lamps wires or any other n;pai-aurt be
longing to the Concord Electric Light
Company. Any person or persons vio
lating either of the foregoing provisions
shall be deemed guilt y of a misdemeanor,
and upon conviction thereof shall be
lined fifty dollars or imprisoned for thirty
The Board of Commissioners for the
town of Concord do ordain
That ai" person who shall use or shoot
any sling-shot or juvembcr within the
corporate limits ot Loncon! shall he
deemed miilty of a misdemeanor, and
upon conviction thereof shall for each
every offense be lined live dollars or im
prisoned five days.
F. A. Auciirr.Ai.D,
je 14 Clerk of Board.
Was dressed for the part-,
In satin and ribbon and lace ;
She called on the eat.
And inquired, ' How is thatV
And the cat laughed out in her face.
" Miss Moriarity,
All dressed for the parly,
"Went out to get into the gig.
She was white as a sheet,
For there on the seat
Sat the widow MeGafferty's pig !
" Miss Moriarity,
Dressed up for the party,
Inquired of a froggy the way.
The frog with a grin
Said 'twas ' time to go in
For the chickens were raking the hay.' "
It is a common saying that a
goose hasn' t sense enough to
go in out of the rain. Perhaps
the goose is slandered, and
having on her waterproof,
doesn't care for the rain. This
is a cpuestion, however, for the
goose and the scientist, and
doesn't deeply concern us at
this time. Gentle reader,
Don't "be a G-oose !
BUT BUY YOUR
AXD THUS SHOW TO THE
THAT YOU ARE A PERSON OF
TASTE axd PERSPICACITY.
J. P. GIBSON.
Btom fivicl S-l(vss ifrait Jars,
FRESH SNOWFLA-KE CRACKERS
It is a better Coffee than
WHITE W IN K ANK
GRAHAM MUFFINS ARH (OOD AND HEALTHY..
1 HAVE Till-: FLOUR AT 5c. A POUND.
A LARGE STOCK OF JUGS, CROCKS AND JARS
Give me a call. liespeci fully,
W. J. SWINK.
TO RAILWAY C'OXTIwCTORS'
Bills are now wanted for building
and rquipinjr ilie Concord Street
i .:1 l . -4 l. ii ..
Jf;iilvav. in reeordanee Avil.li tho
Profile and Specification on file in 1
ray office. I
Contractors may bid for the entire
work or upon siuy part of it.
Lids from parties who are prepar
ed to do the work at once will Le
considered most favorjibh,
J, P. Au.isosr,
President Concord .Street Railway
Having qualified as administrator of
Prut-ilia"" Klutt-s deceased, all persons
having claims n.-aiii't s;:M estate are
l:c-r!;y n(i::i"l t ;r-.'-;-nt tiiem to the
undersigned on r 1 it-fore theSt'ili Day
ok Ari-.ii., l'.to, or this, notice will be
dead in bar of th- ir recovery.
All persons owinz said estate are
enjoined to make immediate payment.
LA WHENCE MUTTS,
April 2ih, Administrator
Subscribe How !
THE bECOND bEHIES OF STOCK
O O X C O K I)
li II 3
A S S O O I A T I O N
Saturday, June 8th.
Those who desire s-toek in this scries
may subscribe now, and it will be well
for those-de-dring loans to file their ap
plications at once, as there is good demand
for money at this season.
For full information apply to
John P. Allison, President,
or Jonx C. Leslie,
my 24 Secretary and Treasurer.
Having qualified as administrator
of A. t. Alexander, deceased, with
llis will ftl'llPTPiI. nil lli-l-s'riin i'id. ht-
ed to the osttite of deconsed are
hereby notilkd that tiny' irnst
make prompt payment; and all per
sons having chums against the estate
must present the same before the
0th DAY OF YlY, 1H), or this
uotico will be pleaded in bar of
R. C. AVIIITE, Adin-r.
By V. O. Means, Att'y.
This 9th Mav, 1880.
ALL OTHER MERCHANTS, WE
ARE AFTER YOUR
REMEMRER WE IJUY AT
The Hio;liesL Market Price,
OR WILL SHIP IT AXD
HAVE IT MADE UP
L1XSEYS, SPUN YARN -OR
frS? Study your interest by seeing
ns before you sell or ship.
W. J. MONTGOMERY.
J. LEE CliOWELL
Montgomery & Crowell,
Attorneys and Counsellors
As partners, will m-acHoe
law in Cabarrus, Stanlv and
adjoining counties, in the Su
perior and Supreme Court of
tue fetate, .and m the Federal
Office on Depot Street.
Coffee So Cis. lb.
Arbuckle's. Give it a trial.
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SIB I llsttf I BWBllV I
L E A DING
I have just received another lot of the
SPRING MILLINERY !
EVER BKOUGIIT TO CONCORD.
I have a beautiful and endless variety of
Till M M : I) & UXTRIMME D
EE - A - T - S
LA DIES, MISSES & CHILDREN.
Also a most handsome line of
which will he offered at a
SMALL ADVAXCE ON COST
I STRIVE TO PLEASE ALL, AXD
ONLY ASK A FAIR TRIAL.
f-3rl alio have a beautiful assort
ment of LACE C A PS and BON
NETS FOR CHILDREN.
h J. I.
ALL KIND OF REPAIRS
Cook and Heating
When you want Renairs
bring me the name, number
and maker s name of your
stove and I can get them for
CAN SUIT EVERYBODY IN
PRICES AND QUALITY.
FIRE CLAYFLUE PIPE,
Safest and cheapest material
for building Flues.
For Dwellings, Barns, &c. &e
fil' FL.f' A.. 1 H i J
no npciing im mug
RUBBER ROOFING PAINT
for preserving Tin and Shingle
Roofs and stopxing Leaks.
Saddles and Harness
Saddles, Harness, Bridles, Col-
n"a cverythin? in the
Saddle and Harness line.
HAND MADE HARNESS OF
THE TEST OAK TAN
Highest Cash prices paid for
Corae and see me.
W. J. HILL-
CONCORD, N, C.
" We have added a full
Staple Er k
Shoe- anil H
to our stoclc. EVKUY.
THING, besides being new,
was bought at the loircst
cash prices, and we guar,
antee to sell you as clinn,,
and many tilings chcajn v,
than you canbuy clscirln ir.
Our rule is to buy in hirc
quantities and. pay the cu:k
dawn, as soon as they come
in the house, mark them t
a small profit, and sill
WE GUARANTEE PRIF' S (X
SALT, SHIRTING AN I)
PLAIDL, TO RE AS
Our wholesale business Ikis
been. very successful, and we
thank our friends and custo
mers for kind words of en
couragement and liberal or
ders. Our stock is larger than
ever, and oxir
Save time and trouble or
dering your goods when ymi
can do as well in Concord.
1 Car Load Kerosene Oil,
1 " " White Hose Flour
50 Barrels of Sugar,
25 Sachs of Coffee,
25 Cases of Potash,
100 " Canned Goods.
50 Boxes of Tobacco.
5 0 Thousand Cigarclts,
250 Kegs of Powder.
150 BatZsof Shot,
50 Cases of Matches,
100,000 Paper Sacks,
We have the Agency for the
imorc Med I ft,
and'keep all grades of Oil in
ALSO THE AGl'XCY FOK
When in Concord, will be
pleased to have you call.
and Rstail Store.