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VOL. IV. NO. 22.
CONCORD, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 1891.
WHOLE NO. 178.
j-j.,.,,. Uno wronsi.liyjiiny one committed,
Hut will recoil ;
: sure return. v.i:h double ill repeated, ,
0 i-Ul.l call Mil.
As I-" ihoeaith the mist it yields to heav'n
pi'si-end in rain.
N, , n his head who e'er lias evil given,
It falls it-'aiu.
1; is the law of life that retribution
Shall follow wrong ;
1; never fails, although t tie execution
May tarry lows.
Tie !i let us he-, with unrelaxed endeavor,
,lut. true and riirlit :
Tint tli' irreat law of recompense may ever
Our lieavls delight!
i Daughters of America-
Till-. DBfJUIKR'S STORY.
Hum HcMkh IuitiaU'tl Inlo lif
l-rie ot III- Knight ol Ihe
One thins I like about, these
Knights of the road," is that they
are great fellows for secret societies.
Most of the drummers belong to
evevthing that is going, from the
(Iraud Knights of the Diamond
(iarterto tliu Sons of Temperance.
1 am quite a li-tnl for such mysteri
ous ttiiugs uiv'f, so I get solid
with all the boys. My old friend
Crookstou called on me the otuer
dav to ste it 1 ree led any druer
and have a vis't. We hud a jolly
Wliil' we were .-ittin-.: m the office
a cliap i ame in wanted to bor
row on aec of a remittauce
not coming io Vr.i us expected- I
told him my $2 kept to lend was in
now, t eiug sent ;n the day by John
nie Mclntire, but I never lent it
exc pt t ' n; isniiuera. He said
'i'liai's me.' I gave him the grand
hailing sign ot the Odd Fedows,
which he tumbled to. Then came
the great "hail in the sooth grip of
a i'ythomc' He tumbled. Then
Crook gave him the O. G. ot the
Sons ot .vial a. lie was on to it.
Ti en I tipped him the hair poker
Mgualof h Good Tipper. He smiled
an t said 'O- K.' Tins is a chemical
term meaning '.vater.' 'rook st;:ck
out nis band and gave him the P- D
Q. &igu of a Koyal Arch Brick
Mason. He 'got tuar' on that.
Then Crookstou examined him as
fo.lows to make sure he was a drum
'From whence comest thou, pard ?'
'i'rom the Lodge of the Holy St.
' A hat seek ye here to do ?'
'To take a few orders and collect
a bill on Bilsou.'
t lien you are a drummer ?'
T am 6o taken and accented by the
'How may I know you to be, a
"iiy my cheek and my fifty pound
sampld cisj. Try me.'
'J low wi.l you be tried ?'
Tjy the sqaare.'
'Why by tna sq iare ?'
'Because the bquare is a mngis
trate and an emblem of stupidity.'
' heie w ere you first prepared to
be a drummer '?'
Tu my uuiid.'
'Where next !'
'In a printing office .uijoining a
regular post of drummers-'
'How were you prepared ?'
'JJy L ting divested of my last cent,
my cheek rubbed down with a brick,
a huuion pla-ter oei each eye, and
a heavy sample cse in ea h huud
In ttiis fix I was c i..iuvtt-d io the
door of the post.'
'How did yon know it was a door,
being blind .'
'Iiy first stepping into a coal scut
tie, y.ud afterwards bumping my
head on the door knob.'
'ilow gained you admission.
'JJy benefit of my cheek.'
'Had you the required cheek ?'
T had not ; but JJears hid in his
pocket ior in-
'ilow were you reci ived V
'Oa t .e faharp toe of a boot, ap
plie I to my natural trousers.'
'What did this teach you ?'
'Not to fool around too much.'
'What happened next ?'
T was set down on a cake of ice
and asked if J. put my trust in mer
can! lie reports.'
'Vour answer ?'
'Not if I know myself, I don't.'
'How were you next haudled ?'
T was put btraddle of a goat ;
iu-.de ana trotted nine times
i.niind the room by four worthy
brothels, and then brought in front
of the left bower fir furtherinstruc
tions.' "flow did he inatr.ict you?'
To approach a customer in three
uprigtit legular stt-ps with my busi
ness card extended at right angles,
niy arms forming a perfect t-quare.'
'ilow was you then disposed of?'
Twasa?ain seated on a cake of
ice in front of a dry goods box and
made to take the following horrible
ami binding oath :
T, diaries S. llobinson. do hereon
aid herein mot everlastingly and
diabolically swear by the Great Bob
Tuil Flush that will never reveal
and always sttal all the trade secrets
J can for the use and benefit of this
most august order- And I further
swear, by the the Bald Headed
Jack of Ciubs, that I will never give,
carve, make, hold, take or cut prices
below tho regular rates. And 1
fin t her swear by the Pipers that
played before Mose.-s to never have
any commercial dealings with any
man or his wife, sister, grandmother,
old maid, aunt or uncles, unless
they, he, she or it is sound on the
goose. Binding mvself under no
o.her penalty than to have my gritJ
sack slit from top to bottom, my
dirty shirt and socks taken out and
my reputation removed and buri d
in iLe rier at Pear street biidge,
where the Salvation Army ebbs and
flows every two and half hours So
help me, Bob Iugersoll, and keep
me iu backbone-'
T was thou asked what I most
"What was your reply ?'
' li.it did you then behold ?'
'A copy of Duni & (Jo's report
open nt chapter 'Muskegon.' Lipon
the open book rested a pair of drug
Henley, iu one. ot wbicii reposed IU
pounds ot concentrated lye, and
m the other sat a small silver jack
' v'hat did this emblem signify ?'
'i tie scales indicated the ballance
;et .v tn debtor and creditor. The
nlhet emblems represented liu
ahi.ities and assets of bankrupts.'
'Did tins teach you any lesson ?'
'You bet- It taught me the fact
that the former are generally so
hlmighty much better thaa the
'fthake brother. Will
you be effor from?'
'Both if I can borrow money
enough to get out of town on.'
Haw you any cigars ?'
'Give 'em to mo.'
T did not so receive 'em ; neither
will you depart 'em.'
'How will you dispose of 'em?'
'On sixty days time or 2 per cent
cash f. o. b.'
'All right begin.
'No, begin you.'
"To Km.' 'Set."
'Set em up.'
"The words and sign are J'ght.
Brother Crook, he is a yard wide
and all wool, and you can bet on
Brother Crookston and I each
lent the chap 63 and he left with
many thanks aud kind wishes.
'Now you can fee by this what a
help it is to a fellow when lift gets
dead broke among strangers to have
these little things to fall back on.
cinarknllr- Kmf rnieut from Joint
A dispatch from Hartford, Conn.,
to the Boston Herald says : Many of
Connocticutt's old-time abolitionists
have greeted Jason Brown, son of
John lJrown, the martyr of Harper's
Ferry, who has been visiting here for
two or three days past. He is a tall,
b.M.t old gentleman, with a white
beard and pale blue eyes. He dresses
very plainly and wears a big, broad
brim felt 1 at aud heavy cowhide
boots. In referring to the slavery
question he gives this significant
opinion : " I believe that slavery was
a sectional evil, and that the people
of the North were as much to blame
for its long continuance as the people
of the South Why? Because the
old slave States of Massachusetts,
Comiecticutt, Khode Island, Xew
York and Pennsylvania, when they
foucd shivery no longer profitable,
sold their slaves to other people of
the South and pocketed the money.
To be sure, a few liberated their
slaes, noticeably the Quakers. We
of the North were their holders,
while the people of the South were
their owners, and we in the war that
followed went down into the red sea
of bio d with the people of the
South. Today uiy sympathies aud
those of the remaining members of
my family are largely with the peo
ple who have suffered the more be
cause of the war."
Jlrn. MoKre n n1 Mr. Riim-II llnrri
son io Ylxil Kn rope.
Mrs. McKee and Mrs. Ilussell
Harrison, daughters of the Presi
dent, will soon be en route to Eu
rope. They left the White House
this afternoon for New York, where
th.y will take the steamer which
sails Wednesday. All of the presi
dential household were at the front
door t .' see the ladies off and wish
them a safe and delightful voyage.
The President left his desk to come
downstairs aud place his children in
the carriage which was to convey
them to the depot, Mrs. McKee said
'good bye" to all the servants, but
Mrs. Kussell Harrison give tc each
of them a hearty shake of the hand.
Mrs. Harrison, Mrs. "Dimniick, Pri
vate Secretary Halford4 Mrs Parker
and Kussell llirris m went to the
depot with the tourists. The Presi
dent kissed his daughters affection
ately and told them he was too busy
to accompany them to the statiou.
Kussell Harrison will escort the
ladies to New York to see them
safely aboard the steamer, where
they will ioin Mrs. Wanamaker's
party. Mrs. McKee was enthusias
tic at the prospect of an ocean vo -age,
for she was afraid her partici
pation in the recent trip with her
father might interfere with the
European tour. Mr. McKee will go
to see his wife sail, but neither he
nor Kussell Harrison will be mem
bers of the party, as their business
duties detain them at home. t!rand
ma Harrison will take care of the
grandchildren, while their parents
are -ibsent. Baltimore Sun.
Hore CliarKr Against Sam KiiiiUI,
Speaking of this Ogden university
businesp, the the New Orleans Daily
"It appears that the Rev. Sam
Small while in Ogden, as president
of the Methodist uuiversity of Utah,
worked the 'bloody chasm racket'
quite successfully. He told the
people that he was the originator
of a plan to erect a grand monu1
ment to the memory of the Federal
and Confederate dead in Atlanta,
and that city had given hm a fine
piece of ground as a s te for the
monument, which would be Bym
b licil of a reunited country. He
also said that all the money which
pal riotic people d( sired to contrib
ute for the erection of t!ie monu
ment he wouid collect and forward
to the mayor of Atlanta. A goodly
sum was placed in the bund of Sir.
Small, but instead of it beiDg sent
to Atlanta it found its 'way into his
pocket aud since his departure from
Ogden with the funds of the univer
sity, the people there have discover
ed t hat the monument to the blue
and gray existed only in the fertile
imagination of Samuel the Smooth."
The .My tltolos'ieM Fale.
"Somewhere upon the unknown shore,
Where the streams of life their waters
There sit three sisters, evermore
"Weaving a silken thread."
Lovers of classic painting are
familiar with that famous group,
called the "Three Fates." Fate stems
cruel when it deprives women and
girls of health. But in Dr. Pierce's
Favorite Presci ipton they find a cure
of untold alue for nervous prostra
tion, sick headache, bearing-down
pains, bloating, weak stomach, ante
version, retroversion, and all those
excruciating complaints that make
their lives miserable. All who use
it praise it. - It contains no hurtful
ingredients, and is guaranteed to
give satisfacticn in every case, or Us
price (1.00) will be refunded.
Necktie parties are becoming
f ashionable over the States. It is
really fashionable to wear neckties.
T1IEIK ALL AT THE ALTAIC.
Remarkable Kerne al a Rellgloua Re
vival In SI. I. on Is.
St. Loui3 May 30. Centenary
church, the most aristocratic Metho
dist church in the city, of which
the Kev. Dr. B Carradiue is pastor,
has, during the past two weeks,
been the scene of some remarkable
demonstrations, culminating last
night in an exhibition of religious
fervor bordering closely 011 the sen
sational. Dr. Carradiue made fame in the
South, where, as pastor of a promi
nent church in New Orleans, he
fought and was fought by the
Louisiana lottery. When he came
here from New Orleans he an
nounced his vinws on the manner of
life a Christian should lead, and his
belief in spiritual sanctification,
without which he did not believe any
church could prosper or grow in
the grace of God. Directly after
being installed he drew the line on
church sociables and fairs, denounc
ing them as iniquitous schemes of
Satan to propagate sin iu the church.
He next paid his respects to secret
societies and life insurance com
panies with such vigorous language
? to create quite a furore, even in
business circles of the city. Then
he jumped on the secret societies,
and got into a row with the Masons.
Three weeks ago he began a series
of revival meetings, day and night.
With fervid eloquence he has day
after day depicted the sinfulness of
the practices and utter inconsistency
with the profession of Christians,
and warned his hearers that they
con Id not hope for the spirit of
sanctification so long as their vanity
His efforts have been most suc
cessful, a number of ladies and gen
tlemen coming forward nightly and
depositing their diamonds, jewels,
and other personal ornaments on
the altar, to be sold and the pro
ceeds given to the poor. Last night
came the culmination. With tear
ful eye, young, middle aged and old
ladies came forward to the altar and
cast down at the feet of the minis
ter their bracelets, earrings, brooches,
finger rings, &c, while men possessed
of valuable gold watches and seal
ring3 with beaming countenances
threw them on the al ar. "The
scenes at these meetings," said Dr.
Carradine to a reporter, ' have been
most remarkable. I do not know
that I ever witnessed anything to
equal them. At times this congre
gation has betn moved and stirred
by the Spiiitof God like unto the
Pentecostal scene described in the
Scriptures. So far, 150 have ex
pressed their faith and been received
into the church, while some 200 are
now in a state of spiritual sanctifica
tion. It is this latter class, prin
cipally, that has beeu moved to
make sacrifices of their jewelry for
the poor as an evidence of their
Christianity, and I never witnessed
more cheerful giving in my life."
New York Times
At the Toe of Hie Italian '-Hoot-"
Sicily is a three-cornered island
about as large as the State of Mary
land. It has about as much of a
mountain chain as the New Hamp
shire "White Mountains." Mount
Etna is on this island ; and there
are famous sulphur mines. The cli
mate is most tropical; snow and ice
are unknown. Ths summer heats
are generally tempered by healthful
breezes, but in some localities people
can not stand the malaria, and at
intervals in summer the dreadful
winds, called the "Sirocco" and,
"Libeccio" blow from the deserts of
Northern Africa across Sicily de
stroying vegetation and making
mankind wretched. Corn, wheat,
cotton, hemp and gripes are taised
successfully ; besides a large crop of
brigands for export. If they could
only raise twisted hemp rapidly
enough, with the brigands grafted
on one end, the rest of the world
would be thankful particularly
A Ilrave Girl Persecution.
Pittsburg, May 31. Pretty Mollie
Hanlon attended a decoration day
pic nic yesterday at McKee's Kocks
aud missed the 10 o'clock train for
Pittsburg. Two men volunteered to
row her across the Ohio to enable
her to catch a Fort Wayne train. In
the middle of the river they decided
to take the girl to Brunot's Island
instead, a lonely insolated place.
Hattie wept and pleaded and offered
all her money and valuables to the
ferrymen. They refused to land
her, and the frightened girl leaped
into the river. The ruffians dragged
her back, but she again threw her
self into the water and made a des
perate attempt to drown hersflf.
Again they dragged her into the
boat, and were proceeding to the
island, when intercepted by the
ferry woman, who heard Mollie's
screams, and took the unconscious
girl from the men, who were later
arrested, and are now in jail.
Dame Xnture is a ooi Book-Keener.
She don't let us stay long in her
debt before we settle for what we owe
hei. She gives us a few years' grace at
most, but the reckoning surely comes.
Have you neglected a cough or
allowed your blood to grow impure
without heeding the warning? Be
wise in time, and get the world-famed
Dr. Pierce's Golden Sledical Dis
covery, which cures as well as
promises. As a blood-renovator, a
lung-healer, and a cure for scrofulous
taints, it towers above all other, as
Olvmbus over tons a mole-hill. To
wairant a commodity is to be hon
orable and above deception, and a
guarantee is a symbol of honest
dealing. You get it with every bot
tle of the "Discovery." By druggists,
THE POLICY DECLARED
Ity Ihc Board of Directors of the
It has come out and reached town
that h? directors of the Stanly Ob
server had a meeting. There's one
member that can't keep a secret, and
he's told on the brilliant and impor
1. The Observer was declared in
2. The Observer is to be Demo
cratic to the " kore."
3. Its editor is to be one of the
Old Arm Chair Club each member
acting editor, alphabetically, for one
week. The janitor is not to wear
the honor except as the fighting
4. The policy shall be to fire and
not fall back.
5. No marriage notices shall be
published for less than 5 cents per
G. The Observer shall not publish
an advertisement for the Louisiana
7. The Observer shall be published
in Albemarle and on a cylinder
8. The office shall be closed on
9. All accounts must be endorsed
by the president and paid by the
10. The Observer will not accept
cross-tiei or other agricultural pro
ducts on subscription.
11. Editor's pass on railroad3 will
be accepted with discretion.
12. No snake stories will be pub
lished unless the snake accompanies
13. The Observer believes in the
Constitution of the United States
and the Mecklenburg Declaration of
14. The Observer shall advocate
electric lights and other internal
15. The Observer 6hall be neutral
on all great questions, such as the
1G. The editor of the Observer
shall be an American-born citizen
and over 21 years of age.
These are all the resolutions, by
laws, &c, the member could remem
ber. The Standard thinks they are
capital. But that member told
Charlie Correll, who happened to 1h3
in Albemarle, that the final resolu
tion wa3 carried with a whoop and
general demonstration of demonstra
tive endorsement. It is this :
"IT. The Observer shall always
seek to 'down' Jim Cook and his
paper. And for the support of these
declarations, with a firm reliance on
the protection offered by our limbs,
wo mutually pledge to each other our
lives, our fortunes, and our sacred
The Standard likes that, and
wishes the Observer the many bless
ings attending jourua'ism, and hopes
to see the various editors (one at a
time) in our sanctum.
Miss Lizzie Bost is at home now.
Some chills aud fever in this
Tom Bost has had quite a large
lot of lumber sawed.
The cotton crop will undoubtedly
be very short this year.
Your poetry is very nice, but
pshaw ! can't you find something
better to display your poetical talent
than the infective cherrv crop?
The Little Roy or o. 11.
J. K. Brown comes again, this time
with 110 oat heads to grow from one
Children's Day at Center churcfc
was a pleasant occasion. The ad
dress to the children was delivered
by D. B. Coltrrne, and there were
recitations by members of the Sunday-school.
An organ has been purchased for
Sit. Hermon church. Because of
the absence of an organist, Miss
Jtlurdy Brown kindly accepted an
invitation and played for them last
bunuay. B. of No. 11.
Copnl Grove Items.
Sirs. Slisenheimer, at the springs,
is improving some.
v heat is looking fine.
Farmers much behind in work on
account of wet weather, but they are
moving tmngs now.
No visitors at the springs, but
some are expected soon.
Sirs. i. 1). Lentz is at the springs
during Mrs. Misenheimer's illness.
liev. C. C. Lyerly preacned at
New London last Sunday morning.
John A. Fisher has the chance of
bail on $2,500 bond, but don't know
whether he can give it or not.
The Stanly Observer has sus
pended but will be run all the same
by other parties, and will be a Dem
ocratic paper as ever and all done at
home. Stick to her and hold up her
arms; she will get there all the
same. The former editor has gone
into the tin business, which was his
former occupation. K.
Dicl at Xearly I02 Years.
Catherine Whitener died on the
3rd day of June, 1891. Her maiden
name was Sigmon and she was born
near St. John's Church, Catawba
county. Her father was George
Sigmon, who was a teamster in the
Revolutionary war, and her mother's
name was Kacbe! Sheefler and was
born on the first day of Sept. 1789.
She maried Daniel E. Whitener, a
soldier of the war of 1812, and was
a pensioner for over thirteen years.
She connected herself to the Luth
eran church at the age of fifteen
years. Her age was 101 years and nine
months a-id two days. She was the
oldest person in the cou.ity and
perhaps one amongst the oldest per
sons in western .North Carolina.
LITTLE DROPS OF
Tar, Pitch Turpentine anil Other Tar
Warrenton Index : Mr. John
Parker, a highly respected citizen of
Northhampton county, died at his
home near Sliami on the 22nd., at
the ripe old age of 84 years.
High Point Enterprise: Rev. 0.
G. AVeels, pastor of the Baptist
Church here, after tendering his
resignation was recalled by the
church. Sir. Wells communicated
with the church last night and de
clined the call. Last Tuesday
Sir. J. Slilton Gorden, who lives
three miles from here, while mov
ing some boards in h:s back yard
was struck on the finger by a high
Henderson Ledger : We promised
ou.feader8 last week to give them
"the result of the investigation in
the case of Dr. Nash, who was ac
cused of attempted rape upon the
person of Miss Goss, at Lyons, in
this county. We withheld the
names at the personal request of the
Doctor, pending the investigation.
The case was compromised, we
learn, by the Doctor's giving a bond
of $500 to leave tha State in thirty
days and to keep his mouth shut.
We suppose $500 will make a wad
big enough to do it.
Smithlield Herald : Henry Bain,
murderer of Floyd Davis and who
is serving a sentence here in jail
for the same, had given bond and
was out of jail last week working
on the road across the river. Sat
urday evening he got on too much
whiskey and was put in the guard
house by Policeman Dickens and
afterwards confined in jail. The
storm of Saturday night seems to
have been pretty general throughout
the nothern part of the county. It
was more severe near Clayton than
any part we have heard from. It
blew down nearly all the fences and
a good many trees and was accom
panied by a shower of hail but was
not enough to damage crops very
New Berne Journal : Mr. O. C.
Farrar, one of the wealthiest, most
active and progressive business men
of Tarboro, died at his home Thurs
day morning, after several days ill
ness. He was formerly a tobacco
manufacturer of New Berne. The
firm was Walker, Farrar & Co. He
left a large fortune which he amass
ed himself. It was estimated some
years ago at $200,000. A new Baptist
church in Tarboro, which i3 to be
dedicated Sunday, was virtually
built by him he contributed $10.-
000 towards it Mr. George D.
Gordner, who was for several' years
foreman of the Xev Berne Lumber
Co , and is now putting up a mill
uear Alberdeen, Moore county, has
written to his father in this city an
account of a remarkable saw he
observed at work in a mill there.
The saw revolves like a circular saw,
but is simply a steel blade eight
inches wide and four feet long, with
only two teeth one on each end of
the saw. on opposite corners. Sir.
Goidnersays: "It saws the boards
as nice and smooth as I have ever
seen any lumber sawed. It was
built about fifteen years ago ard
was run regularly up to three years
Downed the Bar-Keeper.
Here is a piece of fun played on
a bar-keeper in Jack Ramsey's town,
Salisbury. It found its way to
A good one i3 told upon a cer
tain bar-keeper in Salisbury. A
few days ago, it is related, a tired
looking stranger dived into a saloon
and, walking up to the bar, fum
bled with his thumb and firger in
his vest pocket. The bar-keeper
asked, "What'll ye take?" He re
nlies "water; I've lost my money."
It was handed out and stowed away
by the stranger while he lovingly
looked on the red liquor just out of
bis reach. Dropping his hand on
his breast, with a look of pain, and
almost doubling himself up, he
said ; ('It was too warm ; that water
is going to hurt. Do you kuow that
water is more destructive to human
life than whiskey has killed two
to one ?" The tender-hearted bar
tender had placed a bottle and glass
out to the sufferer as he gasped,
"No! Tell me how and when." The
second glass of poison had trickled
down the stranger's throat and he
winked at the bar mau saying : "I
heard it was when the flood came
and the whole human race was
drowned," and he darted out of the
door, while the bar-keeper went to
calling for the police and the in
dividuals standing around yelled in
A Complete Collapse
is occasioned in our feelings by de
rangements of the liver, stomach and
bowels. Dr. Pierce s Pleasant Pellets
cure sick and bilious headache, bowel
complaints, internal fever and cos-
tiveness. They remove all waste
matter, and restore health to body
and mind. A dose, as a laxative, con
sists of one tiny, sugar coated Pellet.
Cheapest aud easiest to take. By
druggist, 25 cents a vial.
The hardest people on earth for
an editor to please are those who
borrow the paper from some of his
subscribers. Fortunately there are
not many such here.
If you would get rid of the pes
tiferous little aats that infest your
floor, simply take a piece of chalk
and mark around the floor, or around
the table leg, and they at once leave,
Ants will not cross a chalk line, so
a friend who has tried it for several
years, tells ns.
JAMES MADISON' LEACH.
The subject of this sketch was
bom in tha county of Randolph in
the month of January, 1815, and
died in the town of Lexington on
the first day of June, 1891. His
parents were "William and Mancy
Leach. He received a classical
education and studied law under
his brother, J. E. Leach, who died
at an early age. He came to Lex
ington a short time thereafter and
engaged in the practice of his pro
fession. He rose to eminence at the
bar, aud for many years was a leader
in the criminal practice of this part
of the State- At one time it was a
rare thing for a capital case to be
tried in the counties where he prac-i
ticed without his services being
retained. He also enjoyed a large
Though eminently distinguished
as a lawyer, Gen. Leach was bet
ter known by his political career
His puolic services began in 1848,
when he was elected to the lower
house of the general assembly. He
was reelected and served continous
ly for ten years. In 1856, he was
elected a piesidential elector on the
Fillmore ticket. Two years later
he defeated Hon. A. SI. Scales for
Congress. On the floor of the
House, he opposed secession, but at
the call to arms he entered the ser
vice of his State- When President
Lincoln issued his call for troops,
he raised a company and went to
the front as its captain, and subse
quently became lieutenant colonel
of the regiment. He fought at
Slanassas, but resigned his com
mand, returned home and was
elected to the Confederate Congi ess.
After the war, be served Beveral
terms iu the otate Senate. In 1871,
he was elected to Congress over
Gen. W. L. Scott, and two years
later he defeated Judge Thomas
Se tie. At the 1879 80 session of
the legislature, he served in the
Senate. In 1876 and 1880, he was
elected presidential elector at large
on the Democratic ticket.
In his prime, Gen. Leach was no
ordinary man. He possessed a
great deal of individuality of char
acter. He had opinions of his own
and the courage to express them
anywhere and everywhere ; more
over he had a way of impressing
bis opinions upou others. He de
lighted in argument, and never
failed to make himself heard or un
derstood in a discussion of almost
any conceivable subject. He was a
ready and tireless speaker ; and
whether at the bar, in the halls of
legislation, or upon the stump, he
could talk for three or four hours
at a time and never falter for a
word. Slore than that, he Lad a
happy faculty of coining words
on the spur of the moment, which
however inelegant, viewed by
dictionary standards, always Lad
the tffeat of making his language
more expressive than plain English.
He pursued an enemy or an oppo
nent relentlessly, and employed the
weapon of sarcasm with a skill that
was all his own.
General Leach was a strong man
physically as well as intellectually.
He had a constitution of iron that
endured strains which would have
exhausted an ordinary man in much
less than the allotted time of
human existence. He retained his
health and vigor of mind and body
until within the past two or three
years. At last he broke down and
failed rapidly unt 1 he became but
a wreck Cf his former strength ; but
his wonderful vitality sustained
him for mont'is atter nis life was
despaired. Thus he lingered, until
death came, a veritable thief in the
night and claimed him. Lexington
HARRIED IN JAIL,
And Eighteen Preachers the Desccn
dan Is of the Couple.
In the Evaueelical Repository of
January, 1891, in an article on
Thomas Clark. D. D.. pace 42. Dr.
Scouller says that during his im
prisonment Dr. Clark "omciated at
one marriage and thirteen baptisms."
it may be ot interest to some to
know who the couple was and what
became of them and their descen
dants. They were John Harris and
Eleanor Ilenalds, natives of Slonag-
han county, Ireland, and parish
ioners of Dr. Clarke, who at the
time of their marriage was confined
in Slouaghan jail because, although
he fought for his country against
the Pretender, he would not take the
Oath of Abjuration, for it recog
nized the kin? as head of the church
and was administered by "kissing
the book, which he thought was
Thev were married in 17S4, ana
came at once to the United States
ten years before Dr. Clark and set
tled for a short time in Lancaster
county, Pa. Thence they moved to
York county, S. C, where they per
manently located in the neighbor
hood of Steele Creek.
1 1 John and Eleanor Harris had four
sons Hugh, Tiobert, John and
James and anion? their lineal de
scendants were eighteen ministers
and twenty-three wives of ministers.
Of the ministers four were Harrises,
six Griers, two Youngs, and the
other six llobinson, Peoples, Chal
mers, Spratt, Mclvee ana umnon.
Some of the grandchildren of this
couple who were married by their
imprisoned pastor in that Irish jail,
1784, are well known in this part 01
the State and South Carolina, as
Mr. Leonard Hains, ot Chester, to.
C: Sir. Hush Harris, of Steele
Creek, Slecklenburg ; Sirs. Isabella
Harris Caldwell, of Harnsburg,ana
Sirs. Ellen Darns uery, or uavia-
Eleanor Darns died in I7y, agea
fi3 vears: John Harris, 1808, aged
81 years. Their bodies he in the
cemetery of Big bteele ureeK rres
bvteriari church. Slecklenbursr coun
ty, N. C. Besides the long catalogue
of preachers and preachers wives,
many of their descendants have
fillpd the office of elder and deacon
in the Associate Reformed Presbyte
rian and Presbyterian churches.
Signal Officer Bronson is to leave
Charlotte. He goes to Slinnesota,
and is to be succeeded by John N
TOWN AND COUNTY.
"There's a Chiel Amanq ye Takin Notes
AND rAiTH HE'LL PRENT THEM."
The June number of the CosmO'
politan Magazine has an interesting
article from the pen of Miss Julia
Slagruder. It is, "The House of
Sladame De Pompadour." The con
tribution is beautifully illustrated
with several wood engravings.
A Baptist Church Burned.
Wednesday evening at 7:30 p. m.
the Baptist church at Jerusalem,
Davie county, was burned to the
ground. A letter from Dr. Bessent
states: "The lightning struck the
cupola, and in a few momenta the
entire building was in flames. The
loss is very heavy on the small con
gregation. No other damage."
It Is Eight.
The Greensboro Daily Workman
is eight years old. The Workman
is silvery true and a pleasant daily
visitor at this office. The Standard
man likes the Workman, its ideas, its
goodness, its honesty; and, above
all, likes the faithful, gentlemanly
and Christian Bro. Slichaux, whose
head has been whitened by the
frosts of many winters.
The Goods Found.
Jack Eamsey, of the Salisbury
Watchman, is the komicest kuss in
this congressional district He
publishes Shoe Douglass' picture
(which he took from this office) for
Stanly's clerk, S. II. Slilton, and
Senator Peffer's picture (which he
carried out of this office) for Capt.
D. N. Bennett's picture. Jack Ram
sey is so blood-thirsty that he car
ries razors in his pocket.
Honorary Deif rees.Coafered at Chapel
D. D.: Bennett Smedes, St.
Slary's School, Raleigh ; Rev. Wil
son J. SIcKay, South Corolina ; Rev.
Edwards SI. Gusbee, Cambridge,
L. L. D. : Hon. Walter L. Steele,
North Carolina ; Maj. Robert Bing
ham, North Carolina; Prof. James
II. Horner, North Carolina ; Hon.
Joseph B. Batchelor, North Caro
Better Take X. B.
The Slayor requests us to say that
heretofore it was customary to notify
part'es having hog pens, sinks and
all out buildings in an offensive con
dition to put them in proper shape,
but such is not the case now. 1 he
sanitary policeman will make inves
tigation, without notification, and
finding any such in a bad condition
the owners or rentors will be hned
twenty dollars or imprisoned for ten
days. This notice had better be
The Same One, Maybe.
The Slonroe Enquirer says : "A
buzzard with a bell tied around its
neck was seen flying over Slonroe
Sunday morning between 9 and 10
o'clock. It flew around for some
time near enough for the bell to be
seen aistinctly, ana then maae a
straight shoot Northward." This is
doubtless the same buzzard that
alarmed Col. John Fritchey Sloose,
of Ao. 7. He wanted to call an in
dignation meeting to resolute over
some Slonroe people being cruel to
A Splendid One It Was.
The Slonroe Enquirer says of Dr.
C. SI. Payne's sermon : "On Sunday
morning came the annual sermon,
and a splendid one it was. The
church was crowded even to the
aisles and gallery. In the congrega
tion we were glad to notice many of
the parents of boarding pupils and
people from the adjoining country.
We were prepared to hear a good
sermon from Dr. Payne, and he cer
tainly met the public expectation.
He has captivated the hearts of our
people by his amiable dhposintoi
and by his earnestness in the work
of the Master."
It is nearly a year until Cabarrns
county will be one hundred years
old. Next April will be one hun
dred, years since the line that cut
Cabarrus oil from Mecklenburg
county was run by a brown jug of
red whiskey and a little hatchet that
George Washington never used nor
saw. But it ia time for ua to decide
whether or not we are to celebrate.
Cabarrus in many respects is second
to none, and the fact that her erec
tion hung on the good judgment and
fairness of one man is enough to
cause us to recall the matter and get
ready to celebrate.
That Sunday-School Pic-KIc.
Whenever on auv occasion here
after we hear the oft-repeated asser
tion that pic-nics are an unmitigated
bore, we shall cite, as a glorious ex
ception, the one held at White Hall
on Thursday, June 4th, 1891. It
was, as intended, a day in the woods,
the party starting at 7:60 a. m. ana
returning about 7 p. m. Six wagons
and as many buggies carried 125
persons of all ages, from babyhood
to " hoary age," as merry a party as
ever made the woods ring on a per
fect June day. The thank3 of all
present are due to our genial Sir. J.
A. Sims, who originated and so hap
pily carried out the project, and to
the young men who heartily and un
selfishly devoted themselves to mak
ing the day a joyous one for the
little people. Swings, hammocks,
baseball, croquet and snake-killing
were the amusements provided. Din
ner, unsurpassed for quality and
buantity, was also provided. Unani
mous testimony: An unmitigated
Of the Roanoke and Southern Rail,
road The CorpsSome Points
in the Work.
There has been so much said about
the R. and S. that nearly every child
in the county is familiar with the
name. There seems no doubt that
the road wants to go south from
The corps of surveyors now at
work in Eastern Cabarrus number
nine men. The chief engineer is a
Carolinian, and the other surveyor is
a Hagerstown, Sid., man.
Their camp is at the outer edge of
Gold Hill. On the 30th of Slay
they struck Gold Hill, Rowan county,
and for five days they worked to
make a certain route there of only
three miles. They went back and
surveyed five lines before they suc
ceeded in reaching a point desired.
There was considerable difficulty in
crossing the Yadkin railroad at Gold
Hill so as to get to Buffalo creek,
southwest of Gold Hill.
The route selected is not alto
gether satisfactory to the No. 8 peo
ple, but if no better one can be
selected those people, for the sake of
a railroad, will take it anywhere and
There is a ridge all the way from
Gold Hill (east of Buffalo creek) to
Rocky river. But this would throw
the road nearly two miles from Sit.
Pleasant, and place the largest creek
in the county between the depot and
The distance from Winston to
Gold Hill according to measurement,
and it must be almost a bee-line, is
just 45.2 miles. That great pain3
are taken with the surveying, and
that numbers of resuryeys are being
made, lead those people down oa the
Dutch side to think that they " have
the coon." The grades are not over
1 per cent., while on the li. and D.
they reach 2 per cent
The chief engineer says that the
route from Lexington to Gold Hill
13 the easiest and most satisfactory
one he has ever run.
On their return the engineers will
run the route from Charlotte to
Winston, probably via Concord and
Offon a Tisit.
Sirs. S. A. Gorman is visiting her
daughter. Sirs. Carpenter, of Char
lotte. She is accompanied by John
Gorman, of Salisbury, and Slary
Lillian, daughter of Sir. J. L. Boger.
Sirs. Gorman, on account of ill
health, has not been out of Concord
since lbOo. one win remain some
time in Charlotte. Her companions
return in a few days.
Let Him Be More Careful.
The bicycle is mighty nice for the
rider, and all like to look at tho
riding. But as many as a dozen
times a Standard reporter has seen
one ri'ler come sailing up Depot
street and turn suddenly and shortly
at Litaker'3 corner. Women have
had to dodge him, children had to
scatter, and a crippled man this
morning came very near being
knocked whirling by the same rider,
who, instead of looking forward,
was, as usual, looking downward. It
can be said truthfully that the
bicycle riders are very careful and
give no just cause for complaint,
but this one seems, not maliciously
but thoughtlessly, to be doing Borne
mighty dangerous experimeLts in
turning Litaker's corner. A fellow
that rides like he does ought to get
out in the street or in a ten-acre
Shelby will have graded school
and the Aurora call3 it "Victory.'
Yorke & Wadsworth have a cata
logue that describes a gun that you
can load up in . the Spring and it
shoots all Summer. It neither
smokes, smells nor makes a noise. It
is a powerful gun.
THE GREAT HAIR-RESTORER.
The use of various unguents to dress
and beautify the hair ia a custom as old
and universal as the race ; but prepara
tions to prevent the hair from falling
out, or for restoring it to its original
color and fullness, seem to be of modern
origin and confined to the limits of the
higher civilization. Probably the fatal
istic and superstitious ideas of the
ancients and of most barbarous people
would forbid their interfering with what
seems to be the course of nature, iu
thinning the locks and sprinkling them
with gray, as life advances toward the
The ancient Hebrew poetically termed
white hair "a crown of glory," and so it
is when it gracefully adorns the brows
of the aged. But when a person in tho
full vigor of life becomes gray, his gray
hair, so far from being a crown of glory,
is rather an indication of weakness and
premature decay. What may be ad
mired in "John Anderson, my Jo,
John" at eighty, is to be deplored iu
John Anderson at thirty or forty.
It has been observed that early bald
ness is more common now than former
ly. Whatever may be the cause of the
early loss of hair, there are few but
would avoid it if possible. Some attempt
to conceal the loss of their hair by
brushing what is left over tho vacant
places; others brave out their misfor
tune, as diil the fox when he lost his
tail; but the majority of the "too pre
vious" ones look, anxiously about for
something that will restore lost youth
fulness and hide their tell-talo phreno
logical deficiencies. For this purpose,
nothing has as yet been discovered that
surpasses Ayer's Hair Vigor.
AVe do not pretend that this prepara
tion will cause hair to grow 011 a scalp
that has lwen denuded for years and
polished like a billiard ball, but without
claiming for it any more than Its just
due, we assert that it certainly promotes
the growth of hair, restores color to faded
anil gray locks, hi als humors, keeps tho
scalp cool, prevents dandruff, anil Im
parts to tha hair a Filky texture and a
lasting fragrance. It will not stain tho
skin or clothing. Though Ayer's Hair
Vi'or has been before the public many
years, it is still in greater demand than
any similar preparation a convincing
proof of its superior merits and exteu
sive popularity v
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