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I'Al'KU IX THIS SECTION.
V O E T II Y .
I IIIIMt.l Til IS K.A LIE.
KV DR. O. T. DOZIEB.
I ,;.,',1 think when Iwas young,
luy heart was free from guile.
' l,:it there was grief in every tear
Ami joy in evety smile.
Th;it friendship was not all a cheat
And love could never die,
;ut thinking now of what I thunk,
I think I thunk a lie.
I u--.'d to think about myself,
And think that I would be
A -ovi-ruor or a president,
Or u general like.Lee.
i'.ut I l ave waited long iu vain,
V. lalst years rolled slowly by,
And thinking now of what I thunk,
i think I thunk a lie.
I u t d to tbink the ladies wore
All s-wt-etuess combined,
Ti nt tlay were all God's last and
Of perfectness refined.
That they were not half pada and
Tut augela from on high,
r,,.t thinking now of what I thunk,
I think I thunk a lie.
Ti e preachers, too, I used to think
Wire not like ether men,
And were not tempted of the flesh
And could not therefore sin.
Hut Muee Iv traveled round a bit
I've watched them on the sly,
And thinking now of what I thunk
1 think I thunk a lie.
Ti e Louest tiller of the soil,
V.'i.in marketing his crop,
Tuivt-s pains to put thoripe and best
Always upon the top
I u-t.l to think those honest meu
Wo. i;d never cheat nor try,
l; .t thinking now of what I thunk,
1 think I thunk a lie.
t i i : i
1 1. miiois, u lorujy set,
Lu live on milk aud honey,
i t;. e nothing else ou earth to do
i'. it write and rake in money.
I. '.it wise that way I used to think
l'.ut now it makes me cry,
T ' ti.ink about the way I thunk,
And how I thunk a lie,
V'i.;it noble men the doctors are !
I n-id to thiuk they came
li heaven or some heavenly land
Aim worLf-d for love or fame ;
Th:it they could cure all human ills
And never let us die,
Dm thinking now of what I thunk,
I ti.ii. 1; I thunk a lie.
II. - i:t. y. i s, too, I used to think
!.. Ce.i: fi.isive the thought,
'!. ,,it t: .. u ti' ictions of the right
(V ; i : i y knaves be bought.
Hut ti.i would not n client rob
; " eil " him on the sly,
Lh t tliinkiiig now of what I thunk,
I think I thunk a lie.
1 1." uiy L' .rxls men are honest, too,
Tiny :-wt ar they sell at cost,
I d to think they told the truth,
And uii their profits lost.
I thought a jard was full three feet.
.Don't ask my reasons why,
lint thinking now of what I thunk,
I think I thunk a lie.
The hotel clerk, I used to think,
Would try to be polite.
Would answer questions put to him
And treat a stranger right ;
That rather than he'd play the dunce
That he would sooner die.
But thinking now of what I tbunk,
I tuihk I thunk a lie.
And then I thought that Harrison
Who took old Grover'u shoes,
Would have the backbone and the
To give us all our dues.
Hut taiift" laws and pension frauds
Still makes the nation sigh,
An 1 thinking now of what I thunk,
1 think I thunk a lie.
I ucd to think elections were
The public will to voice.
And not a thimble-rigging game
To yive the cliques their choice.
hn.it patriotism played its part
Though stills were never dry,
I'M thinking now of what I thunk,
i think I thunk a lie.
I u-'"l to think that public schools
Would fill a long-felt need
l-.v teaching all our boys and girls
ii'iv. io frpell and read.
I' ll red tape and their rottenness
1-. everywhere the cry,
And when I think of what I thunk,
1 think I thunk a lie.
Ti e niggers, too, I used to think,
li once they were set free
V o dd make food honest citizens,
Like white folks used to be.
H it they have wandered far from
The chickens still roost high,
And thinking now of what I thunk,
1 think I thunk a lie.
J ned to think the town police,
With all his blue and brass,
Would never bleep upon his post
Nor let a criminal pass.
Tiuit on blind tigers they would keep
An ever-watchlul eye,
Hat thinking now of what I thunk,
I think I thunk a lie.
I'i:i:i:ix5 the Mules. " Well,
I'll he durncd," remarked an old
f ti nier, us he stood and watched the
electric cars move off.
" What's the matter, old gentle
iintn queried a bystander.
' Why, I was just thinkin' about
th.in there Yankee feller. Only
f.-w years ago they come down here
ami freed the niggen. Now, dad
hum Vm, they've comedown hereto
li ' the muled." Atlanta Constitution.
VOL. II. NO. 39.
Wk They Were Boys.
CLIMBING THE L1DBEB Off FAME.
Bw tfc Adaa fa lat ration
Span I la Iafaaeyiaad Yaulh.
BLAINE WA8 A GOOD BOY JIBRY
BUSK PRETTY TOUGH, WHILI
THB BEST WIB1 ABOUT
Nobody knows who will be elected
President forty years from now say
in the quadrennial summer of the
year 1928 but it is Bafe to allege
that that future functionary is now
a poor boy, from five to fifteen years
of age, bora of poor parents, and
possessing few friends and fewer dol
lars. And the majority of the eight
or ten members of his Cabinet are
also friendless and penniless, and
their fathers are struggling farmers
or bricklayers, or car-drivers, or
coal-heavers, east or west of the Al
leghenies, or herders rounding up
steers on the plains of Colorado.
Analogy leads us to anticipate this,
for the sons of such workmen it is
who have formed a majority of every
Cabinet in the history of the conn,
try. At least ten of our Presidents
have grown from young men who
worked as day laborers for hire, and
sometimes did not know where they
should get their next dinmer.
Secretary Jeremiah M. Husk, of
the Agricultural Department, is a
tine sample of the 6elf-made man of
this generation. He was born and
grew to manhood iu the southeastern
corner of Ohio, near the banks of
the Little Muskingum. Here his
father had early stuck his stakes in
the midst of the primeval forest
Jerry was Tery big and strong of his
age, and always after he was twelve
he did a man's day's work.
I beguiled him the other day into
talking about those days. "My
mind craved knowledge," he said,
"as much as it has ever done, but I
hated the school-room and its re
straints. I was a truant whenever I
could be, and now I often lament
that I did not. stick to my books.
But I had uncommon strength and
agility, and took great pleasure in
them. After I was thirteen my
father always put me forward to lead
the men all day at whatever was to
be done sowing, reaping, plowing,
mowing, logging or pulling stamps.
We cut grain with a sickle then, and
half an acre was a fair day's work.
Our farm had to be cut out of the
solid forest by the toughest of hard
work, and I detested the work and
worry af getting out the underbrush
I learned to do anything that a farm
" We had all the sports of a f ron
tier neighborhood, and they sprang
from the same motives and needs
that actuate the young to-day. The
first dance I ever attended was held
in one of those primitive cabins on
a puncheon floor. You don't know
what a puncheon floor is? Why, a
floor of logs or slabs, the upper side
of which has been rudely ax-hewn
to level it"
I was afterwards speaking about
this talk with a Wisconsin neighbor
of Secretary Rusk, Captain Bacon.
"Jery was always a rustler," re
marked the Captain, with enthusi
asm. "Physically he was a terror
before they came from Ohio peacea
ble, but could lick any boy around.
And in certain sorts of farm work
he was an expert, unexcelled and
unequaled in our parts. Did you
ever hear how he got to Congress the
first term ? Well, he had marched
through to the sea with Sherman and
had won a Brigadier General's star,
and he was pretty popular. But
there was another man in the district
who seemed to have the grip on the
nomination which Rusk wanted. It
was evident that the thing was going
to be close. One lively township
was pretty certain to carry Pierce
county, and it was generally under
stood that one family, whom I wil
call Beasly, could carry the county
One day the chairman of our com
mittee drove around and said to
Rusk, 'Jerry, we must go up and see
the Beasleys I hear they are against
you.' So up they drove and found
the Beasley boys threshing wheat
with a big four-horse Fischer ma
chine requiring six men. The chair
man called them out to the bars and
introduced them to Gen. Rusk. They
laid little, but were evidently isnpa
tient to get back to their work, for
the machine was silent 'See here,
gentlemen said Jerry, ' if yon have
any business with mj friend here,
will step oit and keep the Machine
going.' They tailed incredulously,
but he walked throagh the bars
took their places and said, Start 'er
up!' They started 'er up. Jerry
was thirty-nine years old, and in the
prime of his strength. The hired
men whipped the horses, and the old
thing humn.ed. Jerry kept the air
full of wheat The brothers started,
then drew nigh and enjoyed it Very
seldom has so much wheat been
threshed iuhalf an;hour. When he
relinquished his position one of tha
brothers took his hand and said:
Gen. Rusk, we are glad to make
your acquaintance, sir. My brothers
and I agree in the decision that you
areour man for Congresa.'and they
wish me to say thatfif you can thresh
Democrats'as you can thresh wheat
you can thrash 'em like h 1' Pierce
county threw its vote for .Rusk, and
he was nominated aud elected to
Congress three successive terms."
William Windom, who for the
second time holds the portfolio of
the Treasury Department, was, like
Rusk, an Ohio boy, and also like him
a farmer's boy. lie had the ordinary
commonplace experiences of an aver
age farmer's boy. He chopped and
carried wood, he drove and milked
cows, he learned to build fences, to
manage horses aud to help about the
myriad labors of a farm. He. read
as he got a chance, attended debating
societies to his great mental stimula
tion, went to school winters and
finally attended the academy in the
adjoining villageof Mount Vernon
just about the geographical center
Young Windom made the most of
his opportunities, and without taking
a college course began the btudy of
law' with Judge Ilurd, father of
Hon. Frau k Hurd,the eminent free
trader. From the very first he seems
to have carried about him great per
sonal popularity, forlie was elected
County Attorney by the Whigs by a
majority of 200 in a county which
usually went 300 Democratic, and be
fore he was twenty-five he was chosen
Grand Worthy Patriarch of the Sons
of Temperance of the State. His
youth was not made stormy by un
usual vicissitudes but had something
of the tranquil surface that has
characterized the career of his man
James G. Blaine,"whether for good
or ill, was bom of a family that did
not have that desperate struggle with
poverty,illiteracy and adversity that
marked the early years of Lincoln,
Greeley, Garfield and a majority of
other men who have risen to tmi
nence in this land. His father was
above privation and even well to do,
for he was worth $50,000. He was
a college graduate and member of
the bar, a thrifty citizen and for
years the prothonotary of the court
and he married a lady of culture
and accomplishments who brought
him $25,000 in cash and five hun
dred acres of improved laud. His
grandfather had fought by Washing
ton's side and saved the army at
Valley Forge. Even little Jimmy,
himself, was patted ou the head and
patronized by Andrew Jackson.
Blaine was'born and reared in an
atmosphere of educated, refinement
and of successful achievement He
went to the district school young
and learned rapidly. In grammar
he became expert; he read the Wa
verly novels and Dickens'; and he
could spell the whole town down at
spelling-school. He was not pre
cocious, but he wa3 brainy and
plucky. At nine he had committed
" Plutarch's Lives " to memory.
When he was eleven years old he
was sent to Ohio (where young Har
rison, Windom, Noble and Rusk
were all then struggling) to live in
the family of his mother's cousin
a member of President Harrison's
Cabinet Hon. Thomas Ewing, Sec
retary of the Treasury. In this
spacious home amid elevating scenes
aud conversation, he prepared for
college, his instructor being a brother
of Lord Lyons, then stranded in the
Buckeye State a State in which at
least five members of the present
Cabinet got an important part of
their education and four of them
One event of his boyhood, occur
ring when he was eleven years old,
is credited to Blaine himself. His
old mother was a rigid Catholic,
like her mother and grandmother,
but his father, Ephriam Blaine, was
a strict Presbyterian. When, in 1842
he was nominated by the Whigs for
a county office, the Catholic priest
who was' a bitter political opponent
asked ;to certify that Blaine was a
member of his church, replied with
"This is to certify that Ephraim
L, Blaine if not now and never has
been member of the Catholic
church, and, furthermore, in my
opinion, he is not fit to be a member
of any church."
This was considered a certificate
Commissioner James Tanner was
CONCORD, N. C, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1889.
born and grew to manhood in Scho
harie county, just southwest of Al
bany, N. Y. His father and mother
had a severe struggle with penury
and hardship, as the former was
disqualified by blindnes for effective
work, and his wife was compelled to
toil early and late to support the
"The first dollar I ever earned,"
he says, " wasaearned picking up and
piling stones on a neighbor's farm.
I picked. stones sixjflayB at twenty
five cents a day, and earned $1.50,
with which I got my mother a new
Before he was seventeen he had
enlisted iu the army and hurried to
the front. Before he was nineteen
he had both legs shot off at the
second Bull Run. Before he was
nineteen he got a pair of wooden
legs, and had learned phonography,
and returned to Washington to do
such reporting as he could find.
In April, 1865, he was boarding
in a little brick house on Tenth street,
opposite Ford's Theater, and one
evening, just as he was going to bed,
he heard a tumult outside and the
cry: ".Lincoln is snot I
The wounded President was car
ried in next door, and in half an
hour Stanton had organized there,
in a back room, a court of inquiry.
He called for areporterto take testi
monv. Young Tanner was sum
moned from next door.
1 called on a recent evening at the
old Georgetown mansion in wnich
Commissioner Tanner lives. When
I referred to the Lincoln incident he
went to a drawer and carefully re
moved and unrolled some phono
graphic manuscript. I found it to
be a report in very legible short hand
of the testimony of that fateful
A young mau whom I knew came
and called me," said Mr. Tanner.
" I could not get from one house to
the other because of the crowd, and
I went up-stairs and crossed upon
the balconies. From 11 o'clock till
4 in the morning testimony was
taken, and I wrote as hard as I could.
Then I went at work to transcribe it
iu long hand, and wrote until 6. In
the front room lay Mr. Lincoln sur
rounded by doctors and friends, and
Mrs. Lincoln and the children were
in another room weeping aloud. Just
before Mr. Lincoln died I went into
the room again, and remained till all
W. A. Cbopfut.
lie Uot lb Bill.
Detroit Free Press.
For a year or two past the collec
tor for a certain Detroit tailor has
been trying all sorts of pacific ways
to get the sum of $13 out of a young
man who has been a debtor for over
two years. The collector has been
put off a hundred times by promises
made to be broken, and he has worked
every racket known to the profession
without avail. Ine otner evening
he happened down at the Third
street, depot and saw his young man
buy a ticket for Chicago.
" So you are going west ?" he
"Only to Chicago. I'll be back in
three or four days, and then I want
to pay you that little bill."
"Yes. Going to Chicago on
" Something of a visit, going to
" Fact. The ceremony takes place
at 10 o'clock in the morning."
" And you want to be there, of
" I should smile !"
The collector took off his hat, re
moved his coat, and was peeling off
his vest when the other asked him
what was up.
" I've been biding my time, and
my opportunity has come," he re
" How what ?"
" I'm going to light into you. You
are the bigger man, and I expect to
be licked, but the row will certainly
cause both of us to be arrested and
taken to the station, and vou will
thus miss your train. Perhaps
can black your eye, and iu that case
the marriage can't come off for
week. Put up your dukes 1"
" Sav. man. vou wouldn t be as
mean as that ?"
" Thirteen dollars or a row 1"
" I'll pay you half."
"The whole or nothing. It's my
first, last and only chance. Come
down or put up."
The young man took out his boo
dle and counted out the amount of
the bill, and while he skipped for
the train the other calmly donned
his garments and left the depot
whistling: "I Wonder What My Ma
The scissors grinder is the only man
who invariably finds things dull.
Origin of PkriiNeti.
Detroit Free Press.
The common phrase, "Catching a
Tartar," says Grose, the antiquarian,
arose out of the adventure of an
Irish soldier in the imperiarservice.
During a battle with the Turks he
called out to a comrade that he had
caught a Tartar. " Bring him along,"
was the reply. " He won't come,"
declared Paddy. ",.Then come you r
8elf,"Crejoined his'comrade.-. "Ah,
butheVon'tJet me !" replied Paddy.
Instead of capturing the Tartarthe
"Puttiug.jthe cart before the
horse," means tobegin todo a thing
at the wrong end. The phrase is
very old,and is quoted by Lucian, a
great4Greek writer, who lived almost
14700 years ago. It is surprising
how frequently a'search' for the ori
gin of phrases lands us among the
ancient Greek or Latin writers. For
instance, the'couplet :
" He who fights and runs away
May livejto fight another day,"
is almost invariably declared to have
originated with Butler, the author
of Hndibras. It is really a Greek
proverb, and mention is made of it
by Tertullian. As early as the be
ginning of the second century a
Latin writer, Aulus Gellius, puts it
into the mouth of Demosthenes as
an excuse for his'cowardice at Che-
"Begging the Question" is sup
posed to be a modern phrase born of
the many political discussions which
occur in Congress. It is known in
logical disputations as "the petition of
the principal," almost a literal trans
lation of a Latin phrase. "Beggiug
the question" was first used by Aris
totle. " Birds of a Feather Flock
Together," is also from the Latin.
Translate this sentence from Plau-
tus, " Pares cum paribus facillime
congregantes,'' and you'll have it al-
The"expression " Mind your P's
and QV is said to have various de
rivations. In old times the score of
the ale-house customer was kept on
a slate, or was chalked on the door
of a cupboard, the p and q standing
for pint and quart. The score was
settled for and wiped out every Sat
urday night If the customer was
dilatory in making settlement, he
was reminded of his P's and Q's.
It has been inferred that the word
tick, equivalent to credit, arose from
the tick or mark which indicated
each glass of ale. Others date the
phrase to the time when perukes
were in fashion. The toupee was
the artificial lock of hair, aud the
queue the pigtail. The phrase was
"Mind your toupees and your
queues." An old riddle gives color
to this explanation.
" Who is the best person to keep
the alphabet in order?" was the co
nundrum. The answer was " a barber,
because he ties up the queues and
puts toupees in order." It many be
that thi3 old riddle suggested the
more modern one of " When does a
blacksmith set the letters of the al
phabet to quarreling ?" " When he
makes a poker (a poke r) and shovel
" Blind as a beetle" is a phrase" as
familiar as it is false. The insect,
in its rapid flight in summer, often
strikes the faces of those that are
walking, which led to the erroneous
impression that it is blind. Collins
refers to this freak of the beetles in
his "Ode to evening :"
"And oft he rises in the twilight path,
Against the pilgrim borne in heedless
The poet, however, was too much
of an entomologist to impute blind
ness to the insect.
"Carrying the war into Africa'
means to retaliate upon an enemy by
adopting his own tactics. It grew
out of the battle of wits between
Scipio and Hannibal. The latter, a
Carthageuian leader, led his army
into Italy, and for several years con
tinued to threaten Rome and lay
waste the surrounding country. Sci
pio, the Roman general, saw the
necessity of getting rid of Hannibal
and his forces. So he led au army
into Africa and threatened Carthage,
thus making it necessary for Han
nibal to return home for its defense.
" Cimmerian darkness" is derived
from the traditions concerning the
Cimmerii, a people of Italy who
lived in caves near Lake Averno.
From those gloomy habitations so
inaccessible to the rays of the sun
the Sybils gave out their oracles.
The old proverbial expression,
" Dead as a door nail," had a very
simple origin. In olden times the
doors were supplied with knockers
instead of bells. The knocker it
self, in order to make the necessary
noise, was made to strike on a piece
of iron inserted iu the door, and
this piece of iron was called the
"nail." So many blows rendered
the nail "multa morte," as Virgil
says, "abundantly, dead," "very
dead!" In Shakspeare's "Henry
IV."Falstaff says: "What lis the
old king dead?" Pistol replies:
"As nail in door."
" Escaped . with the skin of his
teeth," is from the 20th verse of the
xixth chapter of Job.
According to the historian Ma
caulay, the expression, " The gray
mare is the better horse," originated
in the preference given to the gray
mare of Flanders over the fine coach
horses of England.
Madame De La Kamee.
"Ouida " Madame Louisa De La
Bamee is better known by her nom
de plume than her real name was
born at Bury, St. Edmunds, about
1840. She is of French extraction
on the father's side. At an early
age she came with her mother and
maternal grandmother to reside in
London, and soon began, under the
nom de guerre of Ouida, a child's
mispronunciation of Louisa, to write
for periodicals. While still under
age she commenced her first novel in
Colburn's New Monthly Magazine.
This was "Granville de Vigne, a
Tale of the Day," published eepar
ately two years later under the title
of " Held in Bondage." It was fol
lowed by " Strathmore, a Romance,"
1865; "Chandos," 1866; "Cecil
Castlemaine's Gauge" and other
novelettes and "Idalia," 1867;
"Tricolrin, a Story of a Waif and
Stray," and "Under Two Flags;
1868; "Puck," the "Vicissitudes,
Adventures," etc., 1869; "Folle
Forinne," 1871; "A Leaf in the
Storm," 1872; " Pascarel," 1873;
" In a Winter City," a Bketch, 1876;
" Signa," a story, 1875; "Two Lit
tie Wooden Shoes," a sketch, 1874 ;
"Ariadne, the Story of a Dream,"
1877; "Friendship," 1878; "Moths,
1880; " P:pistrollo," 1880; "The
Village Commune," 1881 ; " In Ma
remma," 1881 ; " Pimbi, Stories for
Children, 1882, and " Wanda," three
volumes, 18S3. The last are thl
best of her novels, and are free from
the objectionable characteristics that
mark the others, and have justly
given them a bad reputation in spite
of their brilliancy in Btyle.
Madame Louisa De La Raimee is
said to have made about $300,000 by
the publication of her works, and
can get $2,000 for any finished man
uscript placed in the hands of her
London publishers, as they feel sure
of selling from 35,000 to 40,000
copies of anything of her's which
they bring out. All her books are
written in the English language.
She resides in the neighborhood of
Human Leatheb. It is not a
very pleasing thought that humau
skin tanned into the most delicate
leather is now becoming a commer
cial commodity. The exigencies of
trade have stimulated a demand in
at least one industry for the outer
covering of the human beins:. A
few grades of gloves sold are manu
f actured from this material in France
and Switzerland, where the tanneries
have been quietly supplying human
leather to the glove-makers for some
years. A New York World reporter
examined a strip of close-grained
human leather the other day which
is in the possession of Mr. A. J.
Moore, of the Boots and Shoes
Weekly. It was taken from a man's
back, and is as thick as the ordinary
sole leather. Leather experts say
that as the hide of a kid compares
with that of a goat so of course does
that of a child compare in pliable
texture with that of an adult Na
ture has protected man's spine by a
skin which is much heavier than on
other parts of his body save the sole
of the foot and heel. Bits of skin
from the human heel have been
tanned up into leather almost an
Why does the letter B hold an en
viable position ? Because it is never
found in sin, but always in temper
ance, industry, virtue and prosperity,
It is the beginning of religion and
the end of war.
WHOLE NO. 91.
iThis articlels written to compete for
the ten dollar prize to be awarded at the
Industrial Display and State Fair at Ra
leigh, N. C, October 14-19.
We are an agricultural people.
Our methods have been destructive
but they are changing, and we need
a few real live, intelligent farmers
who will show us the best methods
of cultivation and the possibilities of
our lands. Our farming Donulation
ives comfortably, but many are con
scious that they do not get an ade
quate return for their time and
abor or what the land is capable of
producing. The more our methods
are improved the more we are im
pressed with this fact, and we readily
give a welcome to any one who will
show us the better way.
The apparent poverty of our soil
is an inducement to the skillful ag
riculturi8t, for he looks rather at the
sub-soil, and here he finds every
where a sub-soil that renders the
land capable of a state of improve
ment limited only by the resources
of the owner. Much of this land.
because of its present apparent pov
erty, is cheap varying from five dol
lars per acre up. Again, Buch is the
climate that these lands, while being
improved, will yield a support to
There is nowhere on the earth a
more .inviting prospect tor tne
thrifty.industrious, intelligent far
mer. The climate is genial, the
atmosphere is healthful. There is
not a plant or tne temperate zone
that is used for food, clothing or
building purposes that cannot be
grown here profitably, and some of
the semi-tropical products are remu
nerative. During the year in different parts
of the county farmers have harvested
an average of from twenty-five to
thirty-nine bushels of wheat per
acre ; oats forty bushels. Our corn
lands yield from fifty to eighty
bushels. These yields show the pos
sibilities of our lands under intelli
gent culture. To the same kind of
culture cotton yields corresponding
results. So there is the offer of
wealth in general agriculture; but
to the specialist in agriculture is
offered special inducements. The
abundant growth of native grasses,
and the adaptability of cur soil and
climate to the various forage crops,
render stock-raising a very profitable
industry. We have eight months for
pasturage and green forage and four
months for feeding against four
months for pasturage and eight
months for feeding in Illinois one
of our leading stock-growing States.
If the farmer can produce beef
there at four cents, pork at five
cents and mutton at seven cents per
pound, he can produce beef here at
two and a-half, pork at three and a
half and mutton at four cenls. But
the fact is, all these command a bet
ter price here than there, while land
is cheaper and responds quicker to
all kinds of fertilizers, especially the
home-made manure. Further, find
here a farmer engaged in stock
raising and diversified farming and
you find a man growing rapidly rich.
The health, variety and yield of
edible vegetables suggests not only
their profitable production for mar
ket but also for canning. Indeed, it
is a matter of surprise that both
capital and industry has not been
largely enlisted in this county in
producing and canning vegetables,
since it must be more economical to
nroduce and can here, where the
yield is large, instead of shipping,
which is a necessity to those further
north, who are growing rich in this
Standard and small fruits offer
another source of lucrative industry.
While restoring the fertility of our
hills they can be made to prodnce
very profitable returns of orchard
fruits, which here are remarkably
free from the pests so annoying and
destructive elsewhere- The grape
and strawberry are native here, the
flavor of the native strawberry rival
ing in flavor the best cultivated va
Floriculture offers grand possibili
ties. Many fine varieties of flowers
are native to our woods and fields
Some flowers that are the pride of
florists can be bad for the picking.
Natural honey plants are so abun
dant and varied that honey produc
tion is profitable without the "A, B,
O of Bee Culture." Nature seems
to have exhausted her resources in
producing this land and climate.
Agriculturally it is the "happiest
region this side of heaven."
It goes without the saying that a
country rich in agricultural resources
is the paradise of all other industries ;
And our county is no exception. Our
merchants are prosperous, manufac
tures are increasing, investments in
WE DO ALL KINDS OF
THE LOWEST RATES.
them yield rich returns, while mill
ing, mining and ginning are lucra
tive industries. There are many iu-,
ducements for investment in manu
factories of farm implements, can
neries and other co-operative indus
tries. Labor is well paid, as note
the cordial good-will existing be
tween capital and labor. Both capi
tal and labor may find inviting
Concord is a prohibition town by
the hearty consent and support of
all parties. There is not, in the
knowledge of the writer, a licensed
saloon in the county a strong safe
guard to the morals of youth.
Our public schools have attracted
attention as having greater length of
term than in other sections of the
State. Our private schools are of
the best three first-class female
schools, one male high school and
one collegeXfor higher academic
training, with numerous private en
terprises, offer superior advantages
Again, every community is blessed
with church privileges. Every evan
gelical denomination is represented
by an able and pious ministry and
ample church accommodations. Our
Sunday-school interests are excelled
nowhere in the State.
We are a prosperous and happy
people. For reasons satisfactory to
themselves enterprising men are
seeking homes abroad, and to those
of like mind elsewhere these induce
ments are offered to settle among us.
We have room for a few good men in
every department, uur municipal
growth and continued prosperity
shows that consumption industries
have not yet reached the limit of our
productive agriculture, aud this is
an assurance or mutual prosperity
for all classes. Come, examine, com
pare and choose for yourselves.
II. C. Dunn.
The pay evangelists receive is very
small when it is remembered how
exhausting and responsible their
work is. I mean the ordinary evan
gelist the man who is without a
National reputation. I have preached
in a Missouri town for a week and
crowded the church four times a
day and received only $60 at the
end of my work. Of course, the
evangelists whose fame is spread
over the whole country make more
money than this, but even their pay
is nothing like what it is made by ex
travagant popular stories. Harrison,
the boy preacher, is always in de
mand, and charges $10 a day for
his services, whether he is engaged
for a week or a month. He is worth
about $60,000. Moody makes no
charge for his services, but he is
paid much better than Harrison.
Hi3 two weeks' preaching in St
Louis made him $1,000. He is
worth about $90,000. Sam Jouei
is the best paid of them all, but he
gives away so much money that he
is not wealthy. For nearly a month's
work in Kansas City he got $3,000
and Sam Small got $1,000. St. Jce
paid Jones $1,500 for two weeks. I
gave him $1,000 for his week at
CulverPark camp-meeting this sum
mer. He is worth about $30,000,
all of his money being invested in
Georgia property. He maintains a
camp-meeting tabernacle near his
home, where he holds a two weeks'
revival every year. He pays all the
expenses of the preachers who come,
and they amount to a good deal of
money. He never makes a fixed
charge for his work. Sam Small
has come into great demand as a
campaign Prohibition orator, and is
now stumping Dakota. He is being
paid $75 a day and his traveling ex
penses. Nevek Take a Lady's Arm.
" The question is often put to me,"
said a lady, whose opinion in matters
of etiquette is wholly competent,
" whether it is ever permissible to
take a lady's arm in acting as an es
cort on a promenade." Unhesitat
ingly and peremptorily, no. Not
after nightfall, nor by daylight, nor
at any other time. An invalid may
lean upon a young woman's arm; a
grandfather, if he is infirm, may
avail himself of a similar support,
and a Broadway policeman seems to
have acquired the right to propel his
charge in petticoats across the thor
oughfare by a grasp upon the arm,
but these are the only persons so
privileged. For an acquaintance, a
friend, or one who aspires to a still
neaVer place, to take the arm of a
young woman when walking with
her on a public highway is inexcu
sable. You may be sure that nothing
will so quickly offend. To see a
young woman pushed along, a little
in front of her escort, by his clutch
upon her arm, reverses all precon
ceived ideas of gallantry. Offer her
your arm, young man, every time,
and do not commit the offense of