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WE DO ALL KINDS OF
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UrUBLISHED IN CONCORD.-
IcONTAlXS MORE READING
M ATTKK THAN AN Y OTHER
l'Al'KK IN' THIS SECTION.
VOL. IV. NO. 21.
CONCORD, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 1891.
WHOLE NO. 177.
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Til OH AH n.KKKU IX ROME.
IMiuhi mo as 1 stand,
hei Home has s'ootl
j-,r twice a thousand years
Hi -hold us both,
U- ami Koiix:!
n;l the", ileal friends,
1 "lease i,'ive your eyes a rest.
Koine lias Her history,
Mid 1 have mine;
j:.jt Koine, although she sat
I Mm her se en hills
v . .1 mil-el the world.
i t er sat in the Speaker's chair
Of the tifty-tirst congress
And bossed that
As I did.
And that is where I ve got
I The bulge on Home!
lit re in old Caesar's district
sit me down, and with my feet
I' pon hi ancient mantelpiece
1 feel at home.
Me and Caesar!
Twin stars that twinkle through all time!
Two iron heels that trod as one
I'jHin the people's uecks,
And then we got It in our own!
5v gosh! dear friends, 1 don't like that
a "little bit,
n.t Capiat didnt't either
I Although he didn't have a
Word to say after it was over,
I For obvious reasons!
j But Brutus wasn't a patching
I To Springer of Illinois,
Or Rogers of Arkansas,
And Caesar has something
To he thankful for!
I'm with you, Koines,
E From the l'ahiiiait'ioddys
i Tumbling tide of saw losrs
To where the tawny Til er flows,
and we should organize
A Heed and Roman Trust,
Ami swipe the universe!
Are there objections?
1 lit ar none.
The ayes seem to have it;
The ayes have it!
Then let her go, Gallagher!
Hut I shall never think
That in that elder day
To he a Roman
Was greater than a Speaker
f the grand old Fifty- first.
And don't you forget it!
That's what! !
(New York Sun.
(OHX KK HEK IX IT.
He i On a Trip. nnI lie Write About
It fur the MHiidid,
May 29th, 1891.
Editor of The Standard :
There is an old saying that says
" we never want water till the weil
goes dry," but of course this is not
literally tiue, but means that we
generally neglect to mak the most
of our opportunities for m utal im'
piovemeut, social development and
our favorable surroundiugs in gen
era); and like poor 'Martin Guzzle -
wit we are often constraiued to sit
us dow.i by the waters and weep for
the victims of pjor, deluded huinau
wretches that suffer themselves to
be duped by the glowing accounts
of an L.;dorado or an Jbden of recent
After sever d days' travel through
the beautiful mountain scenery and
Piedmont North Carolina and Geor
gia, mingled with other occurrences
oi a plea-ting nature, we tiud ourself
ensconced very comfortably in our
private hotel room. Rosebud, La. I
presume it is generally kuown by
the people of good out .Mortn Uaro-
hna that ltwil.tu I is quite a new
town, or rather the beginning of
one. It is about seveiiiy iu lus u rth
o New Orleans, auu 1- united be
tween two very fertile sections. As
to this iinni. ilinle section the land is
poor, but 1 h.ive talked with several
here who claim to be experts in rais
ing sugar cane, and they invariably
uav that there is no better soil in
Louiaiaua for the growth of cane
tuau this sandy loam of Koseland
colony. Yes, it's a colony. That's
the name its founders gave it, but
they conh leutly expect to be able to
incorporate it under the fascinating
title of "Roseland City" before
mauy years, for it is growing. Lvery
timu brings some new seeker after
fortune, and many Northern and
Western people of large means nav
invested capital here. 1 wish 1 had
t ikeu the trouble to ascertain the
sizh or area of this little domain,
but will give that, perhaps, in af'i
tuie letter. The desire for making
luouov is said to be au inherent
iu.cipie of the American people.
Soii.e of our Oriental brell i tu say
we can't take time to eat. In that
they are not much wrong, for every
body knows we swallow our victuals
too faot, bat the same error may
justiti ibiy be imputed to them when
they come hire to seek tneir for-.
tunes. Be that as it may, tnere are
people of most every nationality
noekiug to these places like Kose
l.md. and you can t tell one nation
aUty from another by the time that
they devote to their meals. Lvery
thing goes on with a rush in a newly
hewn out settlement like tnis. Money
is invested in this or that enterprise
on very short notice; indeed, so ra
tidiy are bargains made and lost
here that it almost bewilders a fellow
that's not used to it.
The weather is warm here now,
but thiough the larger part of the
daj we get a delightful nea breeze,
which moistens and cools the dry
hot air, so that it is not so miserably
sweitrv as you might Buppose. luis
purt of Louisiana has suflered very
little so far for the want of rain.
Crops of all kinds are much f an her
advunced than they are in iortn
Carolina. Corn is from one to two
feet high, and will do to "lay by"
in two or three weeks. Cotton is yet
While many people see proper to
invest in this part oi tue moral vine
yard we do not. We know of many
places in JNortn caioiina we uad
l ather live, both from a social and a
financial standpoint. We purpose
ttaying here till tomorrow. In the
meantime will try to learn what we
can about these people; and if we
find any material difference in the
way ' tney are buiit" from other
people, we will proceed at once to
lot you know.
I am vry well aware that in speak
ing of my travels 1 have failed to
obseive the usual custom of describ
jug my moue of traveling. In this
day pf inventive genius a man can
travel in most any wav he wants to.
Nj one method of conveyance could
adapt itself to a man's wants on a
long journey like ours, in this day
of railroads, steamboats, road carts
and loot races. As long as we have
Buth maguihcent streams as the
Mississippi, the Red river, the Ar
kansas and the Missouri, and boats
as bij tis Noah's ark, with great
b.oad decks upon them, where you
can promenade up and down and
take in the lovely prospects on every
side as vou glide over the waters, I
b1i '11 follow the dictates of ruy oon
science and travel by boat while it
goes in the right direction. I shall
leave here tomorrow, ana at the
landing will take shipping forYicks-
bunr on the "Albatross," a icrv
pretty httle vesse , they say.
In all my wanderings will remem
ber the cheerful faces and kind
hearts of my North Carolina friends.
For fear there may be some uiisun
derstandiuar will say to toe "dear
friends behind " that we eujo3 no
pleasanter sensation than when we
recollect that, if nothing happens,
this little wild goose chase of
ours will terminate in fivo or six
weeks, when e will again come
back to the genial cli'ue of old North
Carolina to reoiaiu at leas' for a
time. In the meantime we shall in
voke upon you the blessings of that
Supieiue Being who is always pro
fuse in giving, and s tall ask m re
turn an occasional thought for v-our
most humble servant.
I was very anxious to write to the
Standard last week, but the stir and
bustle of getting ready lor a trip
prevented it. Will say, however, to
- Pea Jay that his descriptive leU
tor of Philadelphia was very hand
some indeed. He 1 i a regular Bayard
Taylor in his journalistic perambu
lations, lie did great credit to his
Itost'M Mills Kent.
drapes were injured by the recent
More . than average crop of peas
are being planted.
Dr. Jerome went to Bain Academy
Sweet potatoes are very exten
Iruly this is a very remarkable
year, but Bio. Hans wag outdone.
Seining has about ceased.
A great many hands have left
their employers, but we do not an
tic pate a strike.
Mack Hartsell planted his crop of
cotton over. He has the finest piece
of wheat I have seen.
D. T. Boger, who was attending
school at Unionville, has returned
Martin Boger and Martin L. Bost
have large farm bells to signal for
their hands when in the fit-Id. It
goes like eld times way back in the
We understand that a member of
the Dettctive Union is after one man
who skipped away from here some
time ago. He committed a crime
against the United States government
concerning postal affairs.
Some of the farmers who have
tenants have given orders to the mer
chauts not to let them have any
Here is the crop report as estt
nia'ed by our farmers : Corn, 90 per
cent.; cotton, 50 per cent.; oats, .
per cent; wheat, 'J5 per cent. With
this we see that the prospect for corn
at present is very favoranh ; although
it is not made yet, we hope to see it
average the estimate. As to the cot
ton crop it is a failure so far, and
there is no prospect of it being bet
tered. As probably the season will
be short, 50 per cent, is a high esti
mate yet, therefore if the price stays
at the present rate per pound the
farmer must go.
The two visible crops, oats and
wheat, uow being made, are the best
we have had for several years, con
sequently more men will be in the
same predicament of "Old Hutch,"
the Chicago grain dealer, if thev do
not dispose of the surplus Hour
within the next thirty days, for
many people will beat out enough
grain to bread them for a month,
aud by that time threshing will have
commenced. Monopolists and spec
ulators, make much of this oppor
tunity. Tea Jay.
A Real RnunWnjr Marriage.
The closing exercises of the school
at Hall's Chapel last Thursday were
interrupted by an unusually roman
tic matr monial affair. On a day
prior to last Thursday Mr. John G.
Kindley equipped himself with a
license to take to wife Miss Emma
Williams, and on the day aforesaid
he went wish 'he multitude to wit
ness the interesting exercises by the
school children. At a moment
when Emma's mother was adminis
tering nature's nourishment to the
youngest member of the Williams
family, John and his intended quiet
ly slipped off to the woods where a
magistrate was waiting to tie the
nuptial knot. But some one, who
observed their movements, gave the
old lady a hint about what was go
ing on; and thereupon ehe started
in pursuit at break ntck speed with
the baby under her arm; but all
without avail, for ere she appeared
on the scene, John and Emma had
been made one and had takn to
their heels to escape her wrath.
The magistrate also cut out for
home and did not slacken his speed
until he arrived on his own remises.
It is not known whether the bride
and groom have stopped running
yet or not; but it is presumed that
they have, and it is also hoped that
the old lady ha3 forgiven them.
"I'm weary with work!" the good
. "But after ad," she said,
"It's sweet to labor for those we
No wonder that maids will wed."
A wise housewife lightens her toil
and gladdens the home circle by her
cheerfulness. But health is the first
requisite, and her just prerogative.
Health follows the use of Dr. Tierce's
Favorite Prescription, which repairs
the ravages caused by those peculiar
diseases which afflict womankind.
It enriches the blood, cures the
cough, iucreasis the flesh, prevents
hysteria, nervousness and low spirits,
aud is a veritable fountain of health
to women, young and old. Satisfac
tion, or the price ($1.00) refunded.
Tar, Fitch Turpentine anl Other Tar
Dallas Eagle: The wife of Mr.
John L. Moore, who lives at Mr.
Kobinson C rouse's just across the
borders in Lincoln count', last Sun
day a week, gave birth to triplets,
ali of which at this writing are still
' A Greensboro correspondent wri
ting to the Charlotte Chronicle
about a recpnt society reception,
says "the supper was simply a
dream." We i, we suppose from
what he says there was nothing real
Bryson City Herald: Mr. W.K.
McDean gives us an interesting
piece of news. Mrs. Miles Gregory,
of Democrat, Buncombe county,
last week gave birth to four children,
three of them living, and the tnree
weighing twenty-one pounds. All
are doing well.
Tarooro Item: News was re
ceived here tnis morning that a
young nun living in this county
was killed by a mule yesterday. It
is said that he became entangled in
the plow traces in some way aud
the ui'ile ran away and killed him
after draging him some distance.
Elizabeth City Carolinian : There
will not be over half the area plan
ted in cotton in this locality there
was last year; but that of other
crops are being increased. Gen
eral Manager King, of the Norfork
Southern Kailroad, has issued or
ders to the effect that any of the
employes of the road found visiting
bar rooms will be discharged.
Wilmington Messenger : There
was a basket containing twenty-five
policemen's clubs at the Mayot's
office yesterday ; t wenty four of
which are for the Chief of Police
with the compliments of Messrs.
Fore & Foster, the makers. Those
for the force were ordered because
those obtained from the North haw
been liable to break ; that for the
chief would net be considered a
very deadly weapon.
Morgan ton Herald: Mr. N. 1.
Beck, formerly Mayor of Morganton,
who now lives on his farm on Hunt
ing creek about two miles east of
town, attended services at the Mor
gan ton Methodist church last Sun
day leaving his maiden sister, Miss
Mary E. Beck, at his house. When
Mr. Beck returned home with his
family about one o'clock he found
his sister sitting on the floor, her
elbow resting on a chair, dead.
King's Mountain News : Carroll,
the young man who imagined him
self "conjured," is said to be better
mentally and the doctors have hope
of saving h:s life. Capt. P. S.
Baker has thirty-five acres of wheat
on his Mountain View furni near
town that is four feet high and over
h.-aded. It will make twenty-five
bushels to the acre. It 13 of the
variety known as Fultzcaster, a
cross between the Fultz and the
Goldsboro Argus: The news
comes to us that a large bear was
killed in Greene county, near Ilook
erton, Monday, bv a party of hunt
ers The successful shot thaf
brought bruin to the end of his
earthly ravages was fired by Mr.
John Patrick, who, it was said, was
in 6itch close quarters to the vora
cious and infuriated varmint, that
after giving the death shot he literal
ly "threw down the gun and run"
but he got the bear.
Rutherford Banner: An Irish
man giving his name as McKoy has
been lounging around town for more
than a week, until in a drunken
spree he got himslf into trouble.
A warrant was issued for his arrest
last week for breaking into a dwell
ing house just after dark and in
the absence of the only occupant.
Deputy Lee Hampton attempted to
arrest McKoy when the latter re
sisted, which resulted in McKoy
being shot in the arm. Hampton
was unhurt, though oue shot was
fired at him. McKoy escaped, but
was afterwards arrested by Sheriff
Long and Hampton and is now in
jail at this place.
Oxford Ledger: There lives on
the plantation of Mr. George Kitt
rell, in Vance, au old issue free
negro that has reached the age 105
years, and will hunt rabbits with as
much zeal as he did thirty years
ago. List Thursday a difficulty
occurred at Lyonville, on the Ox
ford & Clarksville Railroad, between
Ephraim Mangum and Nick Goss,
in which the former was severely
cut about the face and neck by a
pocket knife in the hands of Goss,
and the latter drew his pistol firing
two shots, one taking effect in the
wrist of Goss aud the other 5all
entering his abdomen and passing
through his liver lodging near tho
Oxford Ledger: We regret to
stat- that Mr. Dave N. Hunt, while
attempting Monday morning to ride
a high bycicle in the Farmers' Alli
ance warehouse was thrown to the
floor in a violent manner breaking
one of his collar bones. Our
community was shocked on Thurs
day morning by the sudden death
of Mr. II. C. Turner, a worthy
mechanic who was employed by Mr.
J. A. Hall in his harness shop. He
was a native of Harnett county and
had readied his 41th year. Mr.
L. G. 0"Brien is recognized a3 one
of our most progressive young farm
ers, and is a hard worker. We learn
that last year with one boy, 15 or
16 years old, and himself cultivated
3G,000 hills of tobacco which sold
for within a fraction of $1,200, be
sides making enough wheat and
corn to run him until the next crop
Crops in Eastern Carolina con
tinue to be promising. Those- that
have matured have been remunera
ting, and the faces of our farmers
are bright and smiling.
Lenoir Topic: Colbert Blair,
aged 90 years, died in Watauga Sun
day week. The Russian Jew colo
nization purchase of 80,000 acres in
our county is a big thing and grows
up on us as we contemplate it.
At least a hundred loa ls of fine
hard wood lumber are brought in
every week by our enterprising saw
mill men, for use at the furniture
Raleigh News and ObserTtr : Mr.
William Simpson, Secretary, informs
ns that the State Board of Phar
macy aud the North Carolina Phar
macutical Association will meet at
Morebead City July 8th and 9th
instead of the 1st and 2nd as hereto
fore announced. Applicants for
license will take note accordingly.
Asheville Citizen: Offie- J. M.
Smith, of Spartanburg, this morn
ing took Millie Mclntyre, colored,
to that place. Millie had been ar
rested here by De'ective Deaver and
Policeman Palmer, on a telegram
from - Spartanburg charging her
with stealing a sum of money. The
officers had found $50 secreted on
Durham Sun : We now and then
hear of aud read of North Carolin
ians who have in past years emigra
ted to other States, especially to the
West, returning to their old mother
State to share in her new prosperity.
No doubt many do so, and if those
who have gone from her to other
sections should all return, North
Carolina, in that case, would have
the largest population of any State
in the Union. Whilst it is idle to
indulge any such hope, yet we know
that many have already returned
and that hundreds more will do so.
Koine Moderate Saj tuK.
Honesty is the best policy, unless
you can get about $190,000 and
effect a settlement of fifty per cent.
Honor your father aud mother
particular about circus tents when
you don't know where to raise fifty
Never run in debt when you can
avoid it. It is better to go stubbing
around in a broadclotn coat than
to be in debt for a suit of Scotch
Love thy ueighbor as thyself.
Borrow his plow, hoe or horses
whenever you cau, but if he wants
to borrow yours tell him that you
are sorry, but you were just going
to use them yourself.
Re guarded in your conversation.
There are times when you may
freely express your opinion on a
political candidate, but you had
better wait until his friends are over
in the next county vLiting.
Respect old age. If you have a
maiden aunt thirty-three years ola
and she is passing herself off for a
girl of twenty-two there is no ex
cuse for ou to expose her. The
more you respect her age and keep
still about it, the more she will re
Never marry for wealth, but re
member that it is just as easy to
love a girl who has a brick house
with a mansard roof and a silver
plated door bell, as one who has an
auburn head and an amiabla disposi
tion. Remember that appearances are
ofteu deceiving. Many a pale thin
young lady will eat more corn beef
than a blacksu.ith. Because you
find her playing the piano in the
I arlor it is no sign that her mother
is not at the corner grocery running
in debt for a peck of potatoes.
Retain your temper especially if
a policeman is in sight. Fits of
anger hasten death. If a man
should get highly indignant, it
would cut your life short bv several
days if it was in Texas, and if there
was a vigilance committee, it might
cut it short altogether.
Remember the poor. If you know
of a family who are out of pro
visions and fuel, keep tnem in your
thoughts until you meet Smith or
Brown, and theu tell them they had
bettei make a donation. If they
hold off, tell them that "He who
giveth to the poor lendeth to the
Lord." It is very easy to remember
the poor. I can remember cases
Chips and Whetstone from No. 1.
We had a good rain on Monday.
Farmers are sowing peas.
Miss Jeanette Ileglar, who has
been visiting friends in No. 10, is at
Miss Annie Shinn is visitin? her
sister, Mrs. P. F. Stallings.
Mr. win ileglar caught a fish that
weighed 101 pounds. Will caught
one a good deal larger than this, but
it was down on the Waterree river,
The communioD service at Rocky
Ridge last Sunday evening was well
attended. The pastor, Rev. T. W.
S nith, was assisted by Rev. Satter
field. M. T.
What's the use of feeling languid,
Mopy, dull and blue?
Cleanse the blood and give it vigor:
Make the old man new.
How? I'll tell you. To the drug
Go this very day
Buy a medicine to banigh
All your ills away-.-
And that medicine is Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery, the very
best blood-purifier on earth. It
builds up and strengthens the system
because it cleanses the blood, and
that's what the system must have to
be strong and healthy. There's
nothing that equals it. Absolutely
sold on trial! Your money back, if it
doesn't benefit or cure you.
SEWS IX CESERAL.
Harrison now has a great reputa
tion as an "all around" orator. He
can talk all around a subject with
out couching it.
If the Vesuvius cannot be made
to fire dynamite accurately the Gov
ernment might secure a few of Mr.
Depew's flat cars. They seem to do
the business with neatness and dis
patch. One difficulty which besets the
so-called People's party is the fact
that the people didn't ask for it,
don't recognize it, and won't sup
port it. Globe Democrat.
A duel took place yesterday near
Liberty Hill, S. O, between P. H.
Cheatham and John Whately, both
prominent planters. Bad blood had
existed between them, aud finaly a
challenge was passed.
Cousins are all right in a general
sort of a way, but when it comes to
will purposes and inheriting of cash
and other valuables a New York
court has recently decidld that only
"first cousins" count.
A Tennessee man has a dog that
goes to church and joins in the cho
rus, keping time. The reader is
left to infer whether this is saying
little for the Tennessee chorus or
much for that Tennessee dog.
The Maine Bible Society found
in six counties, 982 families with
out a Bible, and 10,413 non-church
going families. We wonder if those
families were also without Blaine
and Harrison campaign thunder.
A French phrenologist who has
been studying up Boulanger's cra
nium says he has the heaa of a first
class criminal, and with reasonable
inducement and opportunity might
develop into a successful assassin.
A Federal court in Missouri de
cides that a trust company cannot
proceed in law against a member
who jumps an agreement not to go
into business again, which means
that trusts have no legal standing.
A despatch from Galveston, Texas,
says that the Galve3ton Athletic
Association has determined to offer
a $1 000 purse for a meeting be
tween Jack Burke, of Houston, and
Andy Bowen, the fight to take
place within seven weeks.
The noticeable decline in litigation
in Virginia i3 said by some to be in
dicative of an improved financial
condition of the people of the State.
Is it not rather indicative of the
dread the people of the State have
of the costs and uncertainties of
law suits ?
A few days ago some fishermen
found a baby alive and well perched
on some driftwood !riFting placull
towards ti.e gulf, about twenty
miles down the river. The child
belonged to a family fourteen miles
east of Ennis. It was restored to
its parents. Dallas (Tex.) News.
It was discovered yesterday that
Jesse Pomeroy, "the boy fiend," con
fined in the State prison at Charles
town, Mass., had sawed the lock so
that it could be easily removed from
the door of his cell. A drill and
saw were found in his cell. He was
placed in a dungeon until the lock
can be replaced.
The marriage bureau in Berlin
has done some good woak in the last
decade. During that time it has
received 19,959 applications for
husbat ds and wives from all civi
lized countries, while matters have
been brought about for 4,399 women
applicants and 5,417 men.
Jim Corbett, the pugilist, is the
most courteous and refined man in
the knocking-out profession, and
has the build, manners and style of
a gentleman amateur. His hand3
are shapleiy, firm and white, and as
little like slugging mauls as hey
were the day he dropped his pen as
a bank clerk and ceased to ask :
"How will you take it?"
A negro at Wheeling, West Vir
ginia, had a despute with some Ital
ians Saturday; when they made a
raid on him he caught up a Win
chester rifle, and backing against a
stone wall, kept fully 200 Italians
at bay from Saturday morning until
the afternoon, when he was arrested.
In the course of the affray he shot
two of the Italians, inflicting fatal
"In eight years from now," eays
Gen. Thos. A. Osborn, of Chicago,
"it will be possible for any one to
board a vestibuled train at Chicago
and ride clear through to Patagonia.
The distance from this country to
the extreme end south is about 4,000
miles, and the road, built on the
bread American gauge plan, will
cost from $9,000 to $12,000 per
The courts of Italy do not deal
leuiently with the Mala Vita gangs
by which the kingdom is infested.
A short time ago 119 members of
the society were arrested, and we
learn by a dispatch from Rome
that they have been tried at Bari,
and that all but fourteen of them
have been condemned to terms of
imprisonment ranging from half a
year to fifteen years. It is well for
Rudini's peace of mind that this
sweeping and peremptory condemna
tion of Mala Vita prisoners did not
rake place in New Orleans.
It is announced by a member of
ih. ways and means committee that
an additional $2,000,000 is to e
raised in Chicago by the Columbian
exposition committe. A thorough
canvass will be made among wealthy
citizens who have not yet contribu
ted. It is expected to increase the
amount to f5,000,000 later on, eith
er by a loan or contribution from
the national government The ad
ditional amount is found necessary
to carry out the constantly growing
plank of the management.
SAIEJI FEMALE ACADEMY.
Conimenrenient Exereises Now Going
On The Mtisieal Concert.
Special to The Staxdard J
Salem, N. C, May 30, '91.
Commencement week, of Salem
Female Acadamy, was opened last
night by a concert under the direc
tion of Miss Katherine W. Evans.
The music department, under the
charge of Prof. George Markgroff
and Miss Evans, assisted bv a corps
of eight teachers, has made rapid
strides forward during the past
year ; and the other special depart
ments have also kept well to the
front: These are painting, em
broidery, telegraph, phonography,
bookkeeping, and the departments
added this year, sewing and. cooking.
It is expected that a larger num
ber of visitors than ever before will
be present at this commencement,
in fact they are already coming in
The town improvements . have
been numerous eince last commence
ment. Most noticeable of all is the
system of electric railway and
lighting which is proving 60 success
ful here. One mile of it passes
over Main strcet,paved with Belgian
blocks; another branch takes the
visitor to West End, where the West
End Hotel and Land Company are
making great improvements and
have even commenced the erection
of the Hotel "Senzendorf," to cost
$100,000. On the other end of the
line below Salem the Winston-Salem
Land and Improvement Company
have laid off a great number of
streets and a magnificent boulevard.
The sale of lots has just commenced,
and they are largely taken up.
The concert last night was ren
dered to a house thonged with
residents and visitors from all parts
of the country.
The programme, consisting of
vocal, instrumental, guitar and
violin selections, was eminently a
success ; the young ladies perform
ing their parts carefully and with
great expression, reflecting credit on
themselves and on Miss Evans, the
Just before the close of the en
tertainment Bishop Rondihaler, in
the name of pupils, presented Miss
Evans with a token of their regard
in the form of a handsome set of
books, a musical dictionary.
Copal Grove Items.
Fine seasons prevail.
The farmers had been scratching
their heads and thinking their cotton
was not going to come up, but since
the warm nights and showers, cotton
is up all the same and much of it
must be chopped out.
Mrs. M. Ritchie has been dining
on new potatoes.
Mr. D. II. Ridenhour has a few
tobacco stalks, three vears old, pro
ducing tobacco, and at this time
they have on them tobacco sprouts
twelve inches long.
There will be a postoffice at Stanly
City, in this county, soon. Stanly
City is five miles above New London
and four miles below Gold Hill, on
the Yadkin railroad. Two stores are
now np, lots are being sold, and a
village is to start there.
The new M. E. church at Wesley
chapel, near Stanly City, is building.
The frame is now up. It is 35x50
feet, and is under the supervision of
Messrs. R. A. and D. A. Rogers, as
sisted some by J. G. Ritchie. The
new church is much needed, as the
old church is in bad repair.
We were at the Great Narrows last
week, got some fish and returned
Saturday, but left none for any one
else. Tney are catching but few fish
this season, as the main run of fish
is through. It passed during the
high waters in early spring. K.
The Kobinson Case Deflated.
Birmingham, Ala., May 27. The
ease of the Rev. D. B. Robinson, of
Knoxville, has been finally decided
by the Presbyterian Assembly in
standing by the action of the judi
cial committee in doing nothing fur
ther in the matter. The case was up
before three different assemblies, and
last year Robinson was restored to
the communion of the church, from
which he had been excluded on ac
count of his alleged eccentric teach
ing ard opinions. Overtures from
the Mecklenburg Presbyterians
claimed that the action of the last
Assembly in restoring Robinson was
unconstitutional, and asked for a re
opening of the case; but this was
Hawkers and Peddlers.
What ear-splitting cries we hear
daily in the streets of every large city!
But these itinerant dealers who hawk
their wares about are, when under
proper restrictions, a useful portion
of the community, and not such nui
sances as the catarrh hawkers. This
is a stubborn disease to conquer, but
Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy does it.
It i3 mild, soothing and antiseptic,
unlike snuffs that irritate, or solu
tions that burn. It corrects offensive
breath, and restores taste, smell and
hearing. Nasal catarrh often ends
in consumption. Apply the only
cure in time. Price 50 cents, by all
The organs are advising its op
ponents to "wait and give the McKin
ley bill a chance," This is tanta
mount to saying don't draw until
the road-agent covers you and or
ders you to throw up your hands.
Rev. E. R. Cars well, a Baptist
preacher of Atlanta, ua., has be-.n
guring on that interesting topic,
the end of the world, and finds the
collapse will come in 1S91.
And the Georgia watermelon man
pays no heed.
TOWN AND COUNTY.
"There's a Chiel Amang ye Taki n Notes
andFaiTH He'll Prent Them."
There is a man living at a point
on the Yadkin railroad who fre
quently goes to Salisbury. He has
his trunk checked. That trunk goes
empty and comes back filled with
merchandise. He dodges freight or
express charges. He sells out his
goods and goes for another supply.
His trips average weekly.
Marcus Palmer, a promising young
man of Copal Grove, Stanly county,
is in a serious condition. For eigh
teen months he has been unable to
do anything, being so weak, yet he is
fleshy, his muscles solid, aud he has
a good appetite. He had typhoid
fever, and since then he has been in
the present condition. His father
thinks that he is improving.
Au Infant Water-Spoui.
A few days since what they call a
"water-spout occurred in No. 1,
near Elam Caldwell's. It covered
territory one mile square. Ed. Har
ris said, " In twenty minutes the
creek near my house rose as high as
ever known." Its risine was simply
at once. We hardly think it was a
water-spout, as it did not act that
way, but it was a powerful rain.
A Pitiful Sight.
Wednesday night there sat m front
of the St. Cloud Hotel a young man
and he made a sad picture. The
night was very cold ; he had no coat
and he was barefooted; what few
clothes he wore were in bad shape.
There lay upon his lap a piece of
cheese and some crackers. The man
either could not or would not talk.
His name is not known, and he car
ried a purse and twenty cents. Par
ties obtained shelter for him, but he
is gone now, no one knows where.
Got the Boy.
Rolin Martin, a colored boy of
eighteen summers and nineteen win
ters, came from Spartanburg, b. C,
to Concord and hired to Mr. R. A.
Brown. A detective was o'i his trail.
So the detective from Spartanburg
arrived and got his man and is gone.
The truth of the matter U the boy
left his daddy, and his daddy be
lieving he had been stealing, pressed
this charge, and by this means gets
Master Rolin back to the land of his
Joe Jackson, a white man of High
Point, and who has been mistreating
his wife in a fearful manner
brutish and outrageous treatment
was carried out to the suburbs of the
town and slightly suspended be
tween heaven and earth. " Will you
leave the country foreveror will you
hang? Take your choice." Joe Jack
son is fled the country.
The court should have attended to
this and not private citizens. Joe
Jackson now is inflicted upon other
Where There's a Will There's a Way.
The Standard man was out of
town on business. While gone, two
of our force, for reasons satisfactory
to themselves, concluded not to stick
type. But what we want to say is
this : " Where there is a will, there
is a way." Our foreman, Mr. P. C.
Page, than whom there is no superior
printer, and our "devil," Master
Alec Boyd, a trump, got out the
paper on time and top-side-up-with-care.
Having received a prin
ter "on telegram " Wednesday night,
everything is serene and lovely.
The w Building.
Mr. T. Chapman, one of our en
regetic brickmakers and contractors,
kindly showed us the drawings of
the new building to be erected on
the grounds of the Scotia Seminary
property. The building is a four
story one, 75x80 feet in the clear.
From the drawings the reporter is
lead to believe that it will be very
handsome. Mr. Chapman has now
200,000 brick made and ground is
broken for the foundation. When
this building is completed, Scotia
will be second to no school property
in the State.
Was It the First?
A representative of the Standard
had the pleasure of spending a few
hours in the neighborhood of Pio
neer Mills some days ago, and from
one of the intelligent elderly resi
dents of the place we heard some
most interesting items connected
with the early history of this settle
ment. The name, it seems, originated in
the fact that here was located the
pioneer steam engine of Western
North Carolina, if not of the State,
The engine was used for mining
gold, and was brought from the
North and put up in November,
1829. People came from distances
of thirty and forty miles to see the
wonderful machine. Among those
who came was a young man, Daniel
Reap, who is now one of the oldest
and most substantial citizens of Big
Lick, Stanly county. He came, not
so much to see the engine, as to buy
wagon irons and paint at the store
there. These articlee could not be
found at Albemarle, his nearest
town, but were furnished ' by Fulger
& Gillson, the proprietors of the
store. This wa8 in January, ldO,
and the mine was being worked then,
but we did not learn whether the
merchants operated it or not. At
that time this was supposed to be the
only steam engine in North Carolina.
Can some one posted on the early
milling history of our State give us
auy information on tne suDjec r
Send us your job printing.
THIS IS WHAT IS SAID
OI Vh After Spending the Winter in
Concord Comments by the Char,
Steele Mackaye, the well known
playwright, has spent the winter in
the South, aud is now at Welker's
on his way North. He is delighted
with his trip, and speaks highly of
the Southern people among whom
he has been associated. "They are
cultured and hospitable," he said,
"with au appreciation of all that is
fine in art and of the best in litera
ture. It is wonderful how well
read they are and how they keep up
with that is being written in this
country and abroad. Alas, that
this will not always be. The time
will come it is coming now when
Mammon will grind the souls of
those delightful men and women
between its upper and nether mill
stones, an.l twist and deform and
squeeze them out of all shape and
This is greatly to be feared. The
mill of material development, the
South is now passing through with
much noise is more dangerous to
its intellectual and'spiritual growth,
than was the civil war. The
Southerner in seeing the wonderful
material wealth which surrounds
him, is in more danger of deserting
his high manhood aud better nature
than when the army of Sherman
stood at his door. In the South as
it was, there were not to be found
no more interesting, delightful and
cultured people. In the South as
it promises to be, a money value is
to be placed upon everything.
Honor, hospitality, chivalry and
culture will be of very inferior
In Spiteof the Rain.
The closing concert of White Hall
school took place on Wednesday
night, and the programme was car
ried out as arranged, a good audience
being present notwithstanding the
Rev. J, Bnce Cochran, of Mallard
Creek, succeeded in reaching the
school, and delivered a most enter
The temperance service.which was
to have been held on Tuesday night,
was successfully rendered also, and
thus closed the term which has been
attended with peculiar difficulties,
disappointments and successes.
At the Davis School, Winston, N.
C, May 14th, 1891, Nathaniel C,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Milas W. John
ston, iu the nineteenth year of his
age. Within a few weeks of the
close of his second term, having
made good progress in ni3 studies,
won the esteem and confidence of his
teachers, and made a host of warm
friends among his fellow students,
Nat wus called away after a very
short and severe illness. We have
reason to hope he was ready. A child
of the covenant, h" received careful
training in religion, and at an early
age made a public profession or
faith, joining the First Presbyterian
church of Concord, N. C. living in
full fellowship and dying with the
graces and hopes of a Christian. Of
a warm, generous and kindly dispo
sition, he was a favorite with friend3
and acquaintances, and especially
appreciated in his home, now so
The body was brought to Concord,
where the funeral was conducted
from the family residence. A very
large assemblage evinced the appre
ciation entertained for the young
man and the deep sympathy felt for
the greatly afflicted family. God
help them to say, "Thy will be
W. C. Correll is kept tolerably
busy in preparing wood cuts for im
pressions on bags manufactured by
the Kerr bag factory; He is making
one now which reads " St. Elmo,"
with a stump for the period.
VUliVALliNCi; Oi" H.i.-IiK.ll.TIl.
'll!-hi:allh is a very i:iatti-r-oI-fat-L
affair it is no uncertain aixi n.liciii:i!
icul coiidilii.u. Tiiu in t. s ity, i.l tin .,
tor nititlicul treatment i.; u. cv;k-nt aii!
pressing a any other ih-i-i K.-ity, ami
it is fvr this reason th;.i v. e woui l
earnestly eantioii our readers ;:;;:iiii.-t
the use of any hut tl e ini.,t i;jrovcd
remedies. Irrepnralile injury is often
done hy I'laeini; eontidi nee in tnedi
cine3 wiiieh, althoit;li new an. I reten
tions, are ofiell Wort ill :..s. It is tho
alnio.-t inevitable failure f ll.e.-.: ee::;
1'oumls that throws diseivd t e.ioa jihai--macy
and medieal jieienee in j;i nernl.
I'hvsieians are now f the opinion
man v diseases are the lesni. el a i
condition of tho hlood, eriar li.'i
inheritance or eontiee n, i.nd Hi:
only rational ami efu , t;e uay oi
in these complaints i - to prodi:
radical eh;in;,e in the :;al : ..'id.
prevalence, for exainpl-, s.-ro...
the most proliiie ca.ie oj -o:ikiiii:
A specific -that expels the hen '
taint of ;irof.da frc.1.1 the ! '. .d is,
therefore, a preventive of coiiM-mpte '.
That Ayer's .S;:rsapari;ia has r. p. -sued-ly
p roved itself such a spec;...- i-- :i
well-known f:ict that caami! he ; :
cjueii?';.' :i:id t:r; ently pro. h'iim d.
A di.f in; uished phy: ieian ha-. 7"
teiilly recorded his hciief, f. ma d
on toe most satisfactory and r I.. : ie
evidence, tiud "the faithful i;.-e of
Ayer's S .i-cparilhi will t!mrou..:!y
eradicate s. rofe'.a." He farther asserts :
"I have used it as an a!ter;tiv! :.nd
lilood-pii: ilicr, and must say fl at I
honestly heiieve it to he the best idoc-d-medicine
ever compounded." This tes
timony, which has been re-aflirmcd by
hundreds of others, should hi; sufiicient
to induce all who are of scrofulous habit
to resort, without delay, to the use of
Another malady very prevalent in tho
United States is catarrh. This is also a
blood disease, ami one of the most stub
born with which physicians have to con
tend. We have been repeatedly as
sured, however, that the jersistent use
of Ayer's'Sarsaparilla effectually ex
pels from the system this most dis
gusting and dangerous complaint. In
a word, the way to health is through
thepunfieation of the blood which
nourishes the whole system. Try Ayer'a
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