T AND ARB.
PUBLISHED IN CONCORD.-
W'lu DO ALL KINDS OP
COXTAIXS MOKE HEADING
MATTER THAN ANY OTHER
PAPER IN THIS SECTION.
D. D. JOHNSON,
Ilaving moved into the com
modious building lately
occupied by W. C. J.
CHAS. A. COOH
is now prepared to furnish
AT VERY LOW PRICES.
MY STOCK IS
FRESH AND NEW I
and the trade
WILL FIND IT TO THEIR
to call and see me before buy
ing anywhere else.
CHAS. A. COOK.
Have now opened up
IN THE NEW BRICK STORE
recently built on lot
a complete, new stock of
and they offer to sell at
THE INSTALMENT PLAN I
Bed Steads from $1.25 to $10;
Bureaus from $0.50 to $20 ;
Baby Cradles from $1.25
up ; Baby Cribs, swinging
and folding ; Baby Carriages
all styles ; Chamber Suites,
Parlor Suites, Extra Wash
stands, Chiffonieres, Desks,
Centre Tables, Work Tables,
Bed Lounges, Canvas Cots,
Woven Wire Cots, Woven
Wire Mattresses, Husk and
Cotton Mattresses, Marble
Top Walnut Tables, Marble
Top Imitation Walnut Ta
bles, Dining Tables, Falling
Leaf and Extension Top,
Side Boards, Safes and Cup
boards, Lounges, Sofas, plain
and cushioned Chairs, Arm
and Rocker Chairs, Baby
Chairs, Dining Chairs, Cor
ner Brackets, Wall Pockets,
Curtain Poles, Window
Shades, and all kinds of
House Furnishing Goods.
Come and see us, and we
will try to please you in goods
and prices. au 23
VOL. II. NO. 35.
READY TO BE MAKRIED.
I am ready to be married ;
I can make a loaf of bread ;
I can cook as nice a dinner
As my mother, so she said ;
I can keep a room in order,
Sweep the house and make a bed ;
Mother says a irirl may marry
Who can make a loaf of bread.
I am ready to be married ;
I can cut and make a dress ;
Mark the linen with the cross stitch ;
Mend the lace, that's hardly less
Fine and dainty than a cobweb ;
So I dare to tell him " Yes
Mother says a girl may marry
Who can cut and make a dress.
I am ready to be married ;
I can knit a stocking well,
I can make and I can darn it,
And a " bargain " I can tell ;
I can shop and go to market,
And I'm not a ball-room belle ;
Mother says a girl may marry
Who can knit a stocking well.
I am ready to be married ;
And I have a lover true,
Just the handsomest and dearest
Lad that ever came to woo ;
Never maiden loved her lover
Half so dearly as I do ;
Mother says a girl may marry
When she has a lover true.
The WiBftrd of Menlo Park.
MR. EDISON TALKS OF LIFE IN HIS
New York Star.
I met Thomas A. Edison, the Wiz
ard of Menlo Park, just before he
sailed for Paris a few days ago.
Speaking of his seemingly never
ceasing investigations he said:
" When I think I am on some new
line of discovery I keep at it night
and day, sleeping but a few hours
on a lounge, with my clothing on.
I have gone for weeks at a time with
but three and four hours' sleep each
day. If I were to remove my cloth
ing I would get up feeling out of
shape and with all desire lost for
continuing my labors. My train of
thought would be lost. I have got
a complete little den where I work,
which I have christened 'No. C It
is hardlv a little room either, as it
takes about half of one floor and is
supplied with every known invention
in the line of electricity. I enjoy
life there more than anywhere else,
and am never easy until I get back,
and I am surrounded by as fine a lot
of men as any one could wish to be
associated with. The greatest source
of enjoyment to me is, when I have
hit upon a new idea, to call in some
of the fellows and give them a sur
prise. I remember well when I had
about perfected the phonograph.
had the instrument placed near the
table in my den. While I was absent
at dinner two or three of the men
became engaged in conversation
near the door. One fellow com
plained of the trouble he had had in
his family, of how he had lost two
children, and the difficulty he had in
getting along. The phonograph re
ceived the conversation, the melaii'
choly statements of the man and the
comments of the others, and when
I returned and turned the crank the
whole thing was repeated. I sum
moned the sad workmau to my den
and told him to take a chair.
touched the crank and out rolled
the whole talk. You never saw a
more surprised man in all your life.
He sat there looking at me apparently
thrilled with wonderment I ex
tended my sympathy and aid of
course, but his trouble was lost in
" I remember well when we began
to work on the incandescent light.
About fifty men remained up all
night with me, and, to keep us
awake, I hired a German band to
play lively airs. About midnight
we had our lunch served. The nov
elty of the work and the idea of a
band playing in the laboratory kept
the men awake until about 1 o'clock,
when, under various pretexts, they
would go to some other parts of the
building. Invariably they found
some hiding place where they could
sleep. I had several skirmishers
looking up the drowsy ones, and they
were all brought back to their tables
and forced to keep awake. After
that they worked all night with me
without any trouble."
I asked Mr. Edison if he had any
new invention in course of develop
ment. He said, with a faint smile:
"I think we may find something
new in a short while."
The New Western Game. A
new social game has been introduced
in the West. One of the girls in the
room takes a bite of onion and a
young man must discover the fair
biter by kissing all the young ladies
present. The yonng man enjoys it
immensely until he strikes the girl
who bit the onion, and then he looks
around for his hat and says he pro
mised to be home at half-past nine
We present to our readers this
session for lSS9-'90 of which began
Kot Aibnmed to Work.
Mr. George Wr. Childs, of Phila
delphia, is not a child, but a man, a
very wealthy and successful pub
lisher, the proprietor of the Ledger,
and a public-spirited man, known
all over the country for his patriot
ism and benevolence. But Mr.
Childs was a child once a poor boy,
and a boy not afraid nor ashamed to
work. This is what he says about it
himself in the Lippincott Magazine,
and it ought to be a lesson to boys
and perhaps to grown up children
never to be ashamed to do any
work that is honorable :
" I was self-supporting at a very
early age. In my twelth year, when
school was dismissed for the summer,
I took the place of errand-boy in a
bookstore in Baltimore, at a salary
of two dollars a week and spent the
vacation in hard work. And I en
joyed it. I have neer been out of
employment; always found some
thing to do, and always eager to do
it, and I think I earned every cent
of my first money. When first at
work iu Philadelphia I would get up
very early in the morning, go down
to the store, and wash the pavement
and put things in order before break
fast, and in the winter time would
make the fire and sweep out the
store. In the same spirit, when
books were bought at night at auc
tion, I would early next morning go
for them with a wheelbarrow. And I
have never outgrown this wholesome
habit of doing things directly and
in order. I would to-day as lief
carry a bundle up Chestnut street
from the Ledger office as I would
then. As a matter of fact, I carry
bundles very often. But I under
stand that certain young men of the
period would scorn to do as much.
The Drummer's Base.
A short time ago a drummer from
abroad called at a neighboring livery
stable and wanted a double team
for a ten days' trip into the country,
and the stable man refused to let
him have one on the ground that he
was a stranger. There was much
discussion over the matter, and final
ly the drummer said :
"What is your team worth ?"
"Four hundred and fifty dollars,"
was the reply.
"If I pay you that sum for it,
will you pay it back again when I
return," asked the customer, and
upon receiving the affirmative reply,
he promptly put up the cash. Ten
days later he returned, and driving
into the stable he alighted and en
tered the office, saying, "Well, here
is your team, and now I want my
The sum was passed to him and
he turned and was leaving the place
when the livery man called out,
"Look here, aren't you going to set
tle for that team ?"
"For what team?" asked the
drummer in a surprised tone.
"For the one you just brought
'Well, now,' drawled the drummer,
" you aren't fool enough to suppose
that I would pay any one for the
use of my own property, are you ?"
and he shook the dust of the place
from his feet
A Warning. A horrible warning
to habitual gum chewers is contained
in the dispatch which states that a
charming belle of Washington has
been compelled to abjure the delights
of society and go into retirement on
account of an abnormal enlargement
of her jaw, caused entirely by per
sistent and excessive mastication of
the fascinating but dangerous gum.
Young ladies who do not desire to
have too much jaw should take heed
and govern themselves accordingly.
CONCORD, N. C, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13,
morning an excellent cut of this well
on September 2d. We regret that want
Lr-eat Clock In America.
New York Christian. -
The large clock which will grace
the square tower of the San Fran
cisco Chronicle building has been
definitely decided upon.
The dials, four in number, will be
the largest in the United States, the
diameter of each being sixteen feet
Each dial will have the outer portion,
11.6 ft in diameter, of ground glass.
By day the time will be read on the
copper face, and by night on the
glass one. The copper face will
carry gilded numerals of the cast
brass, each two feet in diameter, and
the hands, massive aud ornate in de
sign, will be so made as to indicate
the time on either portion of the di
als, as required.
The ground glass portion of the
dial will be in seven parts, six seg
ments of a ring, whose large diame
ter is 11 , feet, and a circular disk
within the six segments 7 feet 3
inches in diameter. On this face also
the numerals will be of cast brass;
but, instead of being gilded, will be
black, so as to show clearly at night
with the strong electric light behiud
them. The segments and the centre
plate will be too large to bring across
the continent on the cars, and so
will have to be shipped around the
Horn, while the copper dial will be
made in San Francisco.
The pendulum of this gigantic
clock will be 14 feet long, and the
weight or "bob" is to weigh 500
pounds. The hands will be set on
the outside by simply moving with
a light crank the fingers on a small
dial inside the tower. Motive power
will be imparted to the mechanism
by a weight of about COO pounds,
and the- contractors guarantee that
the time shall not vary ten seconds
in a month.
By an automatic contrivance the
light in the tower will be turned on
at night and off in the day. The
clock thus promises to be one of the
most remarkable ones in the country,
and an addition to the loftiest and
strongest building on the Pacific
coast The height of the tower
from the sidewalk will be 203 feet
The President's Sslsrj.
Fifty thousand dollars is not the
sum total of the President's annual
salary. Thirty-six thousand and
sixty-four dollars is given him in
addition to pay salaries of subordi
nates and clerks. His private secre
tary is paid $3,260; his assistant
private secretary, $2,250 ; stenogra
pher, $1,800 ; five messengers, each
$1,200; a steward, $1,800; two
doorkeepers, each $1,200 ; four other
clerks at good salaries ; one telegraph
operator; two ushers, $1,200 and
$1,400; a night usher, $1,200; a
watchman $900, and a man who
takes care of the fires, $886 a year.
In addition there is given him $8,000
for incidental expenses, such as sta
tionery, carpets and for the presi
dential stables. And under another
heading nearly $40,000. Of this
$12,500 for repairs and refurnishing
the White House, $2,250 for fuel,
$4,000 for green house, $15,000 is
for gas, matches and the stable.
Altogether the President costs the
country considerably over $125,000
a year. Who wouldn't like to be
right and President too.
A Revolver Buys an Oklahoma
Lot. An Oklahoma hack driver
purchased two lot3 on the day after
the opening from men who decided
there would never be a city, and who
were going away in disgust For
one he paid $10, and for the other
he traded a well worn six-shooter.
One of the lots he has since sold for
$1100. and he is holding the six-
shooter lot for $1500.
- known institution of learning, the
of space forbids an extended notice.
High Officials Embarrassed.
THE PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY OF
STATE THE VICTIMS OF
There is a story of a presidential
excursion down to the eastern shore
of Maryland. The party embraced
Secretaries Blaine and Windom and
others. They went to church and
were fortunate enough to hear an
excellent sermon from the venerable
Protestant Episcopal Bishop of Mary
land, who was there to administer
the rite of confirmation. It was a
rare pleasure to listen to a discourse
from a clergyman who did not im
prove the occasion by referring to
those high in authority or by preach
ing or praying at them. The Presi
dent and the two Secretaries, one on
either side of him, sat in quiet satis
faction. But their peace of mind
was suddenly and rudely dispelled.
The offertory was sung. At the
Let your light so shine among men, etc.,
the President and the Secretaries
each quietly dropped a hand into a
Lay not up for yourselves treasures on
Windom drew forth a crisp $1
note and held it up between thumb
and forefinger, ready for the ap
proaching plate. The President and
Mr. Blaine went a little deeper into
their pockets. One brought up a
nickel and the other a dime. Their
faces flushed. It would never do to
make such a small contribution.
He that soweth a little shall reap little,
and he that soweth plenteously shall reap
plenteously. God loveth a cheer
The President went to his pocket
book and the Secretary of State ex
plored his vest pocket with nervous
Zaccheus stood forth and said unto the
Lord : Behold, Lord, the half of my goods
I give to the poor, and If I have done
wrong to any man I restore fourfold.
The plate was only four pews
away. What the President found in
his pocketbook was one fifty-dollar
note and a ten-dollar greenback
nothing smaller. What Mr. Blaine
found was two ten-dollar notes no
thing smaller. To put in a nickel
or dime only wa3 not to be thought
of. To give ten dollars was more
than either cared to do ; besides, how
ostentatious it would look! Each
looked at Windom, sitting there
calmly, the richest cf the party, with
his dollar note iu his hand. He
shook his head.
Charge them who are rich in this world,
that they he ready to give and glad to
There was no time for further
pocket exploration or consideration.
With a smile of commiseration at
each other, and something like
ghoulish glee on Windom's placid
countenance, the President and Sec
retary of State each planked down
his $10 note for "the poor of this
congregation." And the worst of it
is, said one of the party afterward,
that the Lord would probably give
them credit only for the dollar or
two which they had intended to
Charles D. Graham, of Suspension
Bridge, made his fourth trip through
the whirlpool rapids at Niagra Falls
in his barrel-shaped contrivance last
week. The purpose was to test it
before essaying the Horseshoe Falls.
The barrel was kept straight by
heavy weights, and went through the
whirlpool and down the river to
Lewiston, seven miles, in twenty-five
minutes. Graham was badly shaken
up, and says he was never so glad to
get out of any place in his life.
Miss Virginia McTnvlsb.
Miss Virginia McTavish, of Balti
more, Md., is the daughter of the
late Charles Carroll McTavish, a
descendant of Charles Carroll of
Carrollton, a descendant of a noble
English family and one of the sign
ers of the Declaration of Independ
ence. Her mother was a daughter of
Gen. Winfield Scott, who, on the
breaking out of the late Civil War,
rendered important services by se
curing to the government the posses
sion of Washington City and the
safe inauguration of President Lin
coln. Miss McTavish is a very rich
and highly learned lady and thor
oughly familiar with the sphere of
life in which as the Duchess of Nor
folk she will be called to move. She
has spent a great deal of her life
abroad. She belongs to the Koman
Catholic church, and is, like her two
sisters, who have both retired to
convents, extremely devout. She is
tall and blonde and has an attractive
and interesting face. It has been a
question of deep interest among her
friends and admirers whether she
would not ere long follow the exam
ple of her sisters and bury her youth
and beauty in religious retirement
The Force of ICtbit.
Speaking of force of habit re
minds me of a story that might bear
repeating, says a writer. In most
colleges it is the custom for one
member of the faculty, usually the
president, to have the supervison of
all absent and dilatory stndents, and
to him every such one must go to
explain the cause of his absenc or
tardiness. In one of these was a
very kind and indulgent guardian of
the college discipline. Every stu
dent knew well his stereotyped way
of saying, "Well, I'll excuse you
this time, but don't let it happen
again.." Although not in accord
ance with the nsual rule, a married
man had been admitted to pursue
the studies of the regular course.
One day he was absent ; on the next,
appearing with his class in the doc
tor's room, he explained with great
embarrasment that the arrival of an
heir had been the cause of his deten
tion. Without looking up from his
table, and apparently without a
thought as to the nature of the ex
cuse so long as there was one, the
doctor graciously remarked: "Well,
I'll excuse you this time, but don't
let it happen again."
How Chinamen "Sweat" Gold Coin.
The Chinamen have become very
troublesome offenders against the
legal tenders of the United States,
but they are not expert counterfeit,
era. They are "sweaters," and the
cheapness of Chinese labor, even in
crime, is exemplified in their opera
tions. A Chinaman will put $500 in
gold in a gunny sack and twist and
tumble and toss that sack full of
money up and down and around and
about all day long, and in the even
ing he will empty out the coin, burn
the sack, and from the ashes care
fully extract $5 worth of gold dust
which has been rubbed off the coin.
The returns are small, but the
risk is not great, since nobody but
an expert could ever tell that any
thing had been done to the coins,
and even the expert wonld have to
weigh them to detect the difference.
This process is what is called
"sweating," and the Chinese do it
very cleverly. The chief offense of
Chinamen, however, is against the
custom laws. They are natural
The Paper Trade. What be
comes of all the paper? asks the
New York Tribune. There are 1000
pulp and paper mills at work the
year round. But the newspapers
and magazines consume vast quani-
ties of it lhe Century Company
take nearly 200 tons a month for
i i it
tneir puoncauons, ana ineir paper
bill amounts to $300,000 yearly.
Harper & Brothers take 25,000
reams, Robert Bonner 10,000 reams
at a time. Two cheap literary firms
buy $500,000 worth of paper a year.
One medicine firm buys $300,000
worth of paper every year.
WHOLE NO. 87.
ODDS AND ENDS.
Sprenger computes that during
the Christian era no fewer than nine
million witches were immolated.
A Selma (Ala.) paper says there
are "222 girls, 222 boys, and one
Chinese boy" in that school district.
Quartz is said to be very useful as
an insulator in electrostatic appara
tus, as the troublesome sulphuric
acid can then be dispensed with.
George Shank, a Philadelphia
has spent $6000 trying to find a way
to preserve watermelons the year
through, and he hasn't struck it yet.
Another portion of the old city
wall by which London was sur
rounded has just been brought to
light in the neighborhood of Lud-
A boy twelve years of age has
been sentenced to one month's im
prisonment at Miltown, Ireland, for
inciting the people to boycott a sale
A Canadian paper figures that in
the event of a war between England
and the United States it would last
at least five years, and that 1,500,000
men would be killed.
The Boston school-teachers have
slapped, slashed and pounded until
the parents of pupils are rising up
in indignation and demanding that
the practice be stopped.
Petroleum, which has been used
for some time in connection with
raising steam, is now rapidly coming
into vogue for heating, melting and
the working of metals.
Maxing's gun fires 700 shots per
minute. It wa3 offered to the
American Government but was de
clined. Now the British Govern'
ment has control of it.
The English service journals state
that satisfactory experiments have
been made in the application of
volatile hydra carbons in place of
water for producing power.
Sea lions are so plentiful on the
coast of California this year as to
be a nuisance, especially to fisher
men, while their barking aggravates
the farmers for two miles inland.
It has been found that the best
thing to disperse a mob is cold water.
Get out an engine and put on a full
stream, and your mob is no sooner
wet down than it scatters to dry up.
Every book drawn from a public
library should be disinfected when
returned. If bank bills can carry
and spread epidemics public books
are surely unsafe unless disin
The fastest regular express trains
in the United States run between
Philadelphia and Washington. They
maintain an average speed of forty
five miles an hour during the entire
Little No Heart is the name of a
Sioux Indian at Cheyenne Agency
who always wears tailor-made suits,
and is said to be as dudish as the
Little No Brains tribe found in the
Three hundred and twenty-two
sheep were killed in one county in
Tennessee in one week by dogs, but
the owners had to make the best of
it The dogs were there before the
A grocer at Lexington, Ky., had a
picture of the prettiest girl in town
painted on the cover of his delivery
wagon, and her brother shot it off
with a shot-gun. The grocer drop
ped to the hint.
The door-knob has improved 200
per cent, in looks in the last ten
years, and it now stands American
geniu3 in hand to bring the gate
hiuges to the front and make it a
thing of beauty.
The proceedings of the Japanese
Parliament are reported verbatim by
means of a stenographic system
original to Japan. The characters
are written in perpendicular rows
from right to left.
An improved headlight for loco
motives has been designed. It ha3
an adjustment which makes it possi
ble for the engineer to conveniently
direct the light, as he may desire, to
various points of the line.
A foreign paragraph announces
the establishment of a "subscrip
tion" bar in Europe, where a man
by payment of a fee of $150 per
annum can obtain all he wishes to
drink without further cost
A Mussulman woman has just
died in Meean Meer, India, credited
with 150 years of age. She was
blind, deaf and dumb, and almost
inanimate. She died in the house of
a grandson, who is over eighty.
A well of so-called electrical
water has been tapped at Fort Scott,
Kansas. To place both hands in the
water at the same time is utterly im
possible. The shock is so forcible
that it throws one aside with vigor, i
,XEA TES T MA NNER
THE LOWEST BATES.
V. J. MOXTGOHERV.
J. LEE CROWELL.
Montgomery & Crowell,
Attorneys and Counsellors
As partners, will practice
law in Cabarrus, Stanly and
adjoining counties, in the Su
perior and Supreme Court of
the Slate, and in the Federal
Office on Depot Street.
MT. PLEASANT, N. C.
Buildings recently enlarged and
improved ; teachers competent and
experienced ; climate healthful, and
TERMS MODERATE. Entire ex
pense for session of 40 weeks $100 to
145. For catalogue apply to
J. A. LINN.
ju 19-2m Principal.
onccrd Female Academy.
FALL SESSION OPENS AUG. 20, 1889.
I Full Corps of Able and
Classes: Primary, Preparatory, Classi
cal, including Music and Art.
Tuition low for a school of its stan
dard. Pupils boarded with principals at
from $5 to $!) per month.
Thankful for past patronage, a contin
uance is respectfully solicited.
Apply to or address
.Misses BESSENT & FETZER,
aug 10-Gm Concord, N. C.
My Beau Doctor :
I drop you a line to let you
know that I am well and hear
ty ; but I am still troubled
with insomnia can't sleep at
night, your dogs keep up
such a balking on moonlight
nights. My family there !
please don't give me away ! If
the fair sex on your little
planet once lind out I am a
married man I would thence
forth lose all attraction for
them. I take great interest in
Cabarrus people, but as you
have for the past few weeks
been "under a cloud," I have
not seen much of you ; but of
course you are all driving
ahead as usual. There never
was, since the scaffolding was
taken down from the Tower of
Babel, such a stirring, thrifty,
wide-awake little city as Con
cord, anyhow. Even your cats
sleep with one eye open! and
the burglars, after visiting
forty-one houses and finding
everybody on the premises, in
the deadest hours of the night,
wide-awake, have concluded
you are not to be caught nap
ping and have given you up as
a bad lot. Taking the interest
I do in your affairs, let me
suggest that you utilize, at
once, your water route to the
seaboard. Put on a line of
first-class steamers to Wilming
ton, to run up Rocky River
and thence up Buffalo to the
railroad depot. This will give
you what you so badly need
a competing line with the
Richmond and Danville. I
regret to see that you are still
TRYING to raise corn and
cotton in your county. Rice
is the crop for you. This will
answer for "the staff of life,"
and by instituting Duck farms
on the low lands and 'Possum
farms on the up lands you can,
with your abundant supply of
fish, have an ample stock of
meat liaise rice, fish, ducks,
'possums, blackberries and
persimmons, and cut loose from
corn, cotton, razor-back hogs
and chattel mortgages. Send
me a pound or t wo of Bromide
of Potash, and oblige,
The Man in the Moon.
Comment on the above is
unnecessary. My fiiend evi-.
dently understands the agris
cultural situation, but forgets
to tell you that I have the
largest and cheapest lot of
Paints, Oils, Drugs, Tobacco,
Cigars, Picture Frames, Fancy
Goods and Toys in town. Now
is the time to buy Fruit Pow
ders, Turnip Seeds and Qui
nine. Call and see my stock
or-you will regret it.
mv 10-ly J. P- GIBSON
FOK SALE BY
Cannons & Fetzer.
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