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JAMES P. COOK, Editoii.
B KEY ARB E. HAKTtIS, CORRESPOND
WOTH Kit I.r.TTEK
I'tiiui 4'oriK-rnrkrr. who i Mifclii;
I ri;s Ho Wrils About
VicKscrRo, Miss., Juno 5, '91.
E liter Standard :
A most delightful boat ride up the
Mississippi brings us to Yicksburg,
tho strong' v fortified city, whose
defenders, Vandorn and Price, com
phtely frustrated tlio repeated ad
vances of Slici man's and Grant's
armies in tho winter of '02. Every
body knows how Grant's line of
communication was slashed and cut
to pieces, and how tho invading
hosts had to retire, leaving Sherman
unsupported, so that he met with
By a most fortunate coincidence I
met up with on old friend, Mr.
Champion, who is stopping here on
a short visit anions friends and rel
atives. He is acquainted with a
great many people in Yicksburg be
sides relatives, and is constantly
'"knocking me down " to somebody.
He begins the introduction by say
ingr, "I have tho pleasure of pre
senting my esteemed friend, Mr. ''
iileasau', and makes nun leei iiko a
nrr(liDr TToonveif T will wnit. here
till ne can take ins cousin ji
. . . . . i r
VIXL AiC V, tl I i (.ttcwr Alto vvuctu
down to Crystal Springs ho will go
with me as far as Greenville. My
schedule of travel being regulated
more by an insatiable desire for
pleasure than for business, I con
eluded to wait.
In the meantime I take in thf old
battleground, and as I walk along
over it, musing in the dreadful calm
of t he evening, can almost imagine
that Ij hear the roaring of the pon
derous artillepy that swept so many
brave souls into eternity. The clash
ing of arm3 and the frightful scenes
of carnage come rushing upon me,
making a very disagreeable picture.
Iu spite of my unavailing efforts to
rid myself of this sickening scene, I
urn made to witness the cruel picture
of a battle fought nearly thirtv
years ago and to hear the pitiful
s'arieks of the dead and dying.
This unpleasant reverie is brought
to a halt by the stealthy approach of
nil old darkey, who comes hobbling
along with a basket of fruit on his
arm. I buy him out, not becanse I
have more money than I need or be
cause I particularly waut the fruit,
but to leave in the breast of this
poor old creature an abiding faith in
theeternal lituess of providence.
He entertains mo for half an hour
with some reminiscences of slavery
days. These stories are always in
terestingthese darkey stories of
negro bondage- He told ono that
was really pathetic, and wish we had
"time and space" to give it in hjs
own language, but we haven't. "We
part on tue best of terms.
It is dark when I get back to the
hotel and supper waitir g. After a
iiight of refreshing sleep I awake to
the realities of a most delightful
morning- The city is all life and
bustle ior the business of the day.
Steamboats ai eploughiug tho mm ky
waters of the river in every direc
tum, and the deep tones f their
whistles level-berate across hill and
dale until one would think it sulh
cient to wake tho dead.
Mr. C. has returned. We start
for cur respective destinations. Ihe
river is up, the current stroi-gaud
our progress is slow. Wo get to
Greenville in due time. W e have
been busy recounting the thousand
little incidents in our past lives and
bo much engrossed ni each other s
company that the time has passed
I receive a telegram to be at er
nou. the capital of Wilbarger county,
Te-cis. As this was altogether un
expected and decidedly contrary to
rnv inclinations, I just politely wired
back that I should do no such t ing.
But on receiving a second dispatch,
in runriir at once to the
scene of action, I reluctantly de
puted. I was whirled across the
country with such precipitancy that
I hadn't time to get a good long
breath much leas make any observa
tions, hence the blundering dis
erepancv in the chain of my adven
tures. But we will try to atone m
rart for leaving our readers hold
in" the bag" by caking their atten
tion to r. matter that concerns every
poor youEtr man iu search ot a good
country. I just got here last night
and of course have not learned
much about this country. The peo
! rle "eem to be industrious, moral
and law-abiding here iu tins part of
the Lone tar republic. As I want
to say something about the pub ic
schools I will not dwell much on the
agricultural resources of this coun
tfvmore than to say that this county
(Wilbarger) is. a new county, the
first settler having come here in 77.
In the last ten years farming has
"rown to wonderful proportions.
Thf re is no cotton raised here. Ihe
products are wheat, o:its, corn, mil
let. sorghum and yrass. Out of a
population of 10,000 there are not 23
negroes. All farm work is done by
the latest improved machinery. It
is aid that one man can easily cu.ti
v4tsi -0O acres that is, 100 acres of
w'heat 50 in oats, 25 in corn; 13 in
miilet'aud 10 in sorghum. A e don t
believe this, but will say more later.
They claim that Texas has about
S7 00), 000 in interest -bearing bonds,
more than 10,000,000 in interest -bearing
land note?, and 20,000,000
acres ol public lands, all belonging
to the sch 0 fund. Seven million
acres of tins land, they say, are
leased at four cents per acre per an-nu-.i-
Besides all this, each county
lias been gran ltd by the State four
leagues of land for the county en
dowment of the common schools.
In addition to the interest on bonds
and lund notes and rent from leases,
the State levies an annual advaloreia
tax of M mills, devotes oue'fuiirth
of the occupation taxes and an an
nual poll t;ixof ono dollar to the
awabible school fuud. Their availa
ble school fuud for the year 1S8S-'M
was between two and three million
dollars. ... . ,,
Tnis country h being rapidly set
tled, and it will not be many years
till most all this twenty million
acres of school laud will be disposed
of at fair prices. With the proper
investment of this large sum accru
ing therefrom, it seems to me that
Texas has a bright prospect iu the
inat!ir nf t Input ion. We trilht that
not ody in good old North Carolina
will think tuat we wouiu uare to
speak a disparaging word of the
"Old Sorth State."
Tn civiniT Ihpsn lioilits ilbon!; thfi
school fund of Texas we do net doit
with a view oi lmtucmg a single
,.n,.tiDv owar from Xnrtli Cnrn'iiifi
lcciu-& " r . . - .
We know that orth Carolina is
striving to put tier euucauonai ia
oiiwioa nn iwr with those of the l)fst,
States, and we confidently believe
she will succeeu. i.eie are some
iViinres. in iVxas. but. vp dmi't.
intend to let this species of Western
enthusiasm get. me oetter ot our
common sense. Thei e are more good
things, we believe, back there than
Tor, I'ltrli Ttiriicntine niiI OlIiorTar
llerl 1'roiliif Is.
Asheville Citizen: Tobacco will
be only a fair crop this year, but
little over half a crop having been
Durham Sun : We learn from a
party who came down to-day from
llillsboro that Mrs. James Webb,
Sr , died at her home in that place
Raleigh Visitor : The Merchants
and Farmers' Bank, of this city, a
charter for which was granted by
the General Assembly, will soon
Mount Olive Telegram : Dr. I.
W. Faison performed an unusual
surgical operation on a little boy
fourteen years old, who had never
walked a step, and in a week after
th operation is going where he
Goldsboro Argus: The bean
growers of this vicinity are much
distressed and will suffer heavy loss
from their beans specking. It is
said that speckling is more prevalent
hereabouts than they have ever
The News learn3 than a syndicate
of German miners has been organ
ised to work the ores of Mecklen
burg county, and that the syndicate
will invest half a million dollars in
the gold mining industry of this
connty within the next twelve
Southport Leader: Commis
sioner Goodman reports the follow
ing: A rattlesnake was killed last
week at Mr. J. L. Sharp's residence,
on Town Creek, measuring live and
one half feet, had twelve rattles,
needle and thread, button and but
Xew Bern Journal: Abour 5,000
barrels of potatoes were shipped
from here yesterday. Tutting these
at $4.00 per barrel (some of them
sell higher) and it means $20,000
for one day's shipments of potatoes
alone. There were also thousands
of packages of other truck.
Raleigh Chronicle: On last
Tuesday morning a young mau by
the name of Charlie Hicks was
found dead in his bed by friends at
Mt. Vernon, Ga. He was a native of
Wake county, and onced lived at
Wake Forest, where, as he told
friends here, he was educated. His
mother, a widow lady, lives there
Chatham Record iMr. James X,
Green, of this countv, has a young
jenny that sucks a cow, and the
cow seems as fond of it as il it was
her calf. Mr. John Mclver, of
Cape Fear township, has presented
to the Record's museum an acorn
filled with honey comb that was
found in the middle of a bee-gum.
Now, how did the acorn get there ?
Cinrlotfe News: The proposi
tion that is now being very seriously
considered is for the county to buy
the property of the Charlotte Fe
male Institute, the idea being to
convert the Institute building into a
court house with rooms for juries
a-ul court official?, and and offices
for the lawyers all under one roof,
and also to build a modern jail ou
Winston Sentinel : Rev. W. C.
Xormon, J. B. Vaughn and Jas. S.
Gray, a committee from the Cen
tenary church, yesterday afternoon
selected a lot on the corner of
Fourth street and Woodland Avenue,
on the property of Wiuscon De
velopment Company, East Winston,
on which to build a Methodist
church. Thi3 will make the third
church of this denomination in
Charlotte Chronicle : Farmers
in from Faw Creek yesterday report
that the cotton m that part of the
country is dying. The cause is at
tributed to the wet weather, aud
scalding by the present hot weather.
Ihe mortuary report of Mr.
Thomas, keeper of cemeteries, shows
that during the month of May there
were thirteen interments in Elmwood
cemetery, and eighteen in Pinewood.
Laurinburg Exchange: At a
meeting of the stockholders of the
Cotton Seed Oil Mill last Saturday
morning the number of directors
was reduced from nine to live and
the following officers were elected
for the ensuing year: President,
R. E. Lee; Vice-President, R. R.
Covington ; Dirictors, Peter McRea,
D. W. Widdleton, A. F. Bizzle, 11.
D. Phillips and II. O. Covington.
Sauford Express : The Magis
trates and County Commisioners
la3t Monday decided to issue $15,000
:'n bonds to pay the county indebted
ness. W A. Sloan & Co., mer
chants of Jonesboro, have made an
assignment, Mr. L. Acre assignee.
The liabilities amount to $12,000
we are told, $7,000 of which is in
cluded in the preferred creditor list.
We have not learned the amount of
Charlotte Xews: The board of
trustees of Biddle Institute, at
their recent meeting at Pittsburg,
elected Rev. Mr. Sanders, a colored
preacher and an editor of Wilming
ton, to the presidency of Biddle.
Rev. Sanders has received official
notification of his election, and he
has accepted. The result of this
step on the part of the trustees will
be watched with interest by our
people. The institution has hereto
fore been under the presidency and
professorship of white people.
Asheville Citizen : James Dough
erty, the man who was so nearly
killed by his brother Robert on Sun
day morning, is reported as slightly
improved this morning by Dr. E. C.
Starnes. lie has been able to take
nourishment in the shape of milk
and soup. Dougherty talks rational
ly the greater part of the time, but
cannot remember anything of the
assault. lie says he remembers be
ing hit twice, but does not know
who his assailant was. There had
been no difficulty that night, he
says, and the man struck him with
out a word of warning. His phy
sicians say the prospects for his re
covery are a little beHer now.
Nothing has been heard by the
authorities of the wherebouts of
Charlotte News: The freight
depot of the Richmond & Danville
Company was badly damaged by
fire last night. A freight hauo
entered a box car that was loaded
with oil and that was standing on
the track alongside the track, with
a lantern. The accumulated gases
ignited and caused an explosion,
the fire communicated to the depot
from the burning car. The fire de
partment was in Danville, but the
citizens succeeded in extinguishing
the ilanies. All the top story of the
depot wis burned away.
Wheat and oats are being
harvested this wee' Fine crops ol
both are reported. Rev. M. R.
Kirkpatrick was formally installed
pastor of the Presbyterian church
at Morven last Sunday night.
The Baptist preachers of Union
co-inty waited on the Commissioners
cf that county in a body last Mon
day and requested them not to
license the liquor traffic in that
county this year. We learn that
the Commissioners did grant license,
however. Two loaded freight
cars broke loose from a train at
Peachland, yesterday, and ran back
to Brown creek and stopped on the
trestle. They were running about
forty miles an hour when they
Fayettville Observer: The first
spike on the Short-Cut extension of
the A. C. L. South was driven here
Monday afternoon in the presence
of quite a number of our people.
About five miles of the road bed at
this end of the line are ready for
the rails, with equally as many
miles at the Rowland end. The en
tire work is progressing very nicely.
Circumstances have recently en
abled us to see something of tee
progress made in farm work in the
upper Cape Fear and Pee Dee sec
tions; and, while it cannot be denied
that crops all through are excep
tionally backward, we have no reason
for fear that the harvests will not
turn out all right if good luck is
our portion during the coming
season. Corn, though it is 6mall,
looks hardy, and cotton, where a
regular stand has been secured, is
doing very well. In some places
small grain is remarkably fine far
above the average.
Nam J one- Sued for 10.(M.
The Chattanoogo Times says : 'A
suit against the Rev. Sam Jones and
the Montgomery Christian Union is
the latest sensation. Last fall dur
ing the progress of the Sam Jones'
meetings at the tabernacle ou the
corner of Adams aud Perry streets
in Montgomery, Ala., at the Sunday
morning service, the wind blew al
most a gale, and one of the electric
light lamps, with which the tent
was lighted, fell and struck Mr.
William Rogers, of Elmore station,
on the leg and very painfully in
jured him. The broken glass als?
struck the head of Mr. Rogers' little
boy and cut him, from which he bled
Efforts have been made by Mr.
Rogers through his attorneys for
payment for loss of time and suffer
ing, but all proposals have failed,
Rev. Sam Jones writing that he was
not running an accident insurance
"As a result a suit has just been
brought in the circuit couri of
Montgomery county for $10,000 by
Gen. J. T. Holtzclaw and IL C. Bul
lock as attorneys for Mr. Rogers
against he great evangelist, Rev.
Sam Jones, and a large number of
Christian gentlemen of the Mont
gomery Christian Union.
"The tabernacle on that memora
ble day was crowded, aud in the
midst of such a strong wind and
threatening weather the celebrated
revivalist was about the only man
within knowledge who could have
held a crowd at the riskly fodiob
harm. Those who were present will
remember the occurrence and will
watch the result of the suit with
Mr. Oscar T. Smith, a Durham
young man, has invented a novel
"drop a nickle in the slot" machine
and received a patent on it. It is
quite a novel aud unique arrangement
and is sure to attract attention. A
small engine with a coach, or two
coaches, attached is placed ou a cir
cular track aud when you want it to
make a trip just drop a nickle in the
engine and oil goes the traiu of cars
at full speed around the track.
Wheu it passes under the station,
built in the shape of a small tower,
the top of the engine touches a
spring and down comes a package of
cigarettes, chewing gum or some
thing of the kind in the coach, and
the train keeps right on until it gefs
to the place from which it started.
After it has stopped you take out
whatever the coach contains, and it
will remain in that position perfectly
motionless until you drop another
nickle in the ergiue.
Mr. Smith is quite an inventive ge
nius and has invented a number of
things, but this is the first one on
which he has ever taken out a patent.
We wish him much success with his
undertaking and hope he may reap
quite a fortune from his invention.
Chicago Fair prospects are boom
ing, but the search committee is not
relaxing any of its efforts to collect
that $2,500,000 wanted from deliu
An Oakland, Cjl., mau is paying
an acquaintance a dollar a week not
to speak to him for a month. We
wonder how much Mr. Josephus
Daniels would give to the Durham
Globe man to have him never speak
to him again.
Myra Clark Gaines's estates, which
it took her weary years to win, are of
the value of $0,000,000. How she
managed to get so much out of the
clutches of the lawyers is the most
wonderful thing in her history.
The Sultan of Turkey is arrang
ing to give a World's Fair at Con
stantinople, but it will not have much
interest as a rival to Chicago unless
the Commander of the Faithful
sends his seraglio and Turkish
national debt 'as prize-packet exhibits.
AT SOKTII (A1EOLI.VA COLLEGE.
The I.IIornry AcldreMPiMajUor" Al-lroN-Annunl
Notwithstanding the threatening
aspect of the weather, on Sunday
morning, June 7th, a very large con
gregation assembled iu Holy Trinity
church to listen to the baccalaureate
sermon by Rev. C. B. King, secretary
of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod
of North Carolina, and the efficient
and highly successful pastor of St.
John's church at Salisbury, X. C.
He selected for his text John xv.,
G : "If a m in abide not in me he is
cast forth as a branch," from which
he deduced the theme, " The Vanity
of Unman Independence." It was
a grand theme, grandly cor.c-ived,
thoughtful and scholarly through
out, and delivered in that dignified
and impressive manner characteris
tic of all the utterances of Rev.
King, and received the unqualified
commendation of all who heard it
At 3 p. m. Mr. J. J. Goodman, a
student of Theology, delivered the
address before the Y. M. C. A. of
North Carolina College. His re
marks were based upon Luke vti 12.
In glowing, eloquent language he
described the funeral train as it
came slowly forth from the City of
Nain; and then with skill and
nicety dwelt upon the fact of the
young man's death his sitting up
at the command of the Lord his
restoration to the loving mother and
and the rejoicing that followed ; and
then tellingly applied these points
to the wish of the Y. M. C. A in
reaching and reclaiming young men
from under the influence and power
At 8 p. m. Rev. C. A. Rise, Vice
President of the Evangelical Luther
an Synod of North Carolina," and
President of the Board of Trustees
of Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary,
delivered au able, eloquent and very
effective address before tha Missiona
ry Society of the Seminary. His
theme was "Mission Works and En
couragement to Mission Wrorkers."
The very large audience listened
with wrapt attention as the speaker
told of the immense field, the whole
world, lying white unto the harvest,
waiting the thrusting in of tne sickle
of the church ; while all hearts were
made to rejoice at his fervent, glow
ing picture of the encouragements
to the work. Seldom has it been
our privilege to listen to such a
missionary address, and we feel sure
that it will bear much fruit for the
garden of God.
Monday morning the clouds were
still lowering and sending forth a
misty vapor anything but pleasant;
and yet, again the house was packed
to hear the contest for the declaimers
medal. The contestants, six in
number, all members of the pre
paratory department, were T. Hilton,
Horace Barrier, C. W. Harris, V. C.
Ridenhour, M. O. Barrier and J. H.
Barnhardt. The effort of ea?h was
far aVove the average of such ex.
hibitions, each winning golden opin
ions. The committee, consisting of
L. S. Flow, M. D., Rev. C. B. King
and Mr. J. I. Goodman, awarded the
medal to V. C. Ridenhour with
honorable mention of all and special
mention of C. WT- Harris and M. O.
Barringer. The Concord Orehestra
discoursed some of its most excel
lent music, and will continue to add
to the pleasure and interest of the
exercises during the entire com
mencement. At 3 p. m. we had the junior ora
tions by J. A. Graham and Charles
Baruhardt, both excellent, not only
as to matter but also as to delivery.
These young men bid fair to make
their mark in the world, and will no
doubt k? heard from again when
uext commencement comes.
Today the Board of the Seminary
held its annual meeting, at which
time Rev. Prof. Linn was unani
mously elected to the principalship
of the Seminary, which he has ac
cepted, and will therefore be back in
his old harness only the better pre
pared for work by a few months'
rest and recreation.
8 p. tn. witnessed the largest crowd
yet present to enjoy the reunion of
the Pi-Sigma-Phi Literary Society;
Promptly at the appointed time the
exercises began with the address of
welcome by the president of the
society, Mr. C. B. Cox, son of Rev.
Geo. tl. Cox, president of the North
Carolina Synod. The address was a
fine production and most happily
delivered, and carried many a hearer
back to his college days and youth
ful pleasures ; many, no doubt, were
led to pray, " would that I were a
Rev. Paul Barringer, of the Re
formed church, wa3 then introduced
and delighted the audience with an
excellent address upon " Pluck and
Luck," setting forth the fact that
eminence in any sphere' is not at
tained by indolence, idleness, chance
or luck, but by hard, laborious, con
stant perseverance and pluck.
Then followed L. Swink in an
excellent production, the title of
which was "A Progressive Age."
Swink knows how to talk, and he
was at his best.
R. S. Patterson, a student of the
ology in Gettysburg Seminary, then
followed with an address on "Our
Motto," " Fama Ambitionis Victo
ria." In burning words'of eloquence
he portrayed for us fame, ambition
and victory, and then bringing them
all together, showed that these con
stituted the ultimatum of all true
life and living. It was grand, it was
glorious, and the society may well
feel proud of such a representative.
At the close of these exercises all
repaired to the society hall, where a
most delightful banquet was served.
Over one hundred guests were seated
at the tables. The hall was most
beautifully decorated with ever
greens and flowers, and " all went
merry as marriage bells." After
the repast toasts were announced by
W. W. J. Ritchie, and were re
sponded to by a number of gentle
men. Altogether it was a most de
lightful affaT, and the society can
congratulate itself that its first re
union was a grand success.
Hon. John S. Henderson is here,
nd will deliver the literary address
tomorrow. . Dextra.
Mt. Pleasant, the pleasant little
village nestled among the hills of
Eastern Cabarrus county, has been
feasting on the rich and rare treats
such as are afforded by the closing
exercises of North Carolina College
and Mt. Pleasant Female Seminary.
The literary address before the
societies was delivered by Hon. John
S. Henderson, Congressman from
this district. Mr. Henderson is not
what the world calls an orator, but
Congressman Henderson in ability,
soholarly attainments, in a keen in
sight into great moral and civil mat
ters, has justly won an enviable
reputation. For mere than an hour
Mr. Henderson entertained a large
audience with a most elegant address
on "Physical, Mental and Spiritual
Prof. W. T. "Whitsett, principal of
Gibsonville High School, pursued a
course for the degree of A. M. His
address, "Value of a Definite Pur
pose in Life," was beautifully writ
ten. Prof. u hit-Tit is a promising
young edue i . and showed by his
address that already he has given
much serious thought to the necessi
ties of the age.
Tuesday night, in the auditorium
of the seminary, the young ladies of
that institution, under the direction
of Mi 8. M. A. Kliffmuller, gave the
annual concert, perhaps the best iu
years. Competent critics speak in
very high terms of the execution of
some very difficult pieces of music.
It was noticeable that all of the
songs were rendered without the
music and many of the selections
rendered without notes. Mrs. Kliff
muller as a music instructress enjoys
quite a reputation.
Prof. Linn read the honor roll,
which was quite lengthy, showing
good results. A diploma was awarded
to the only graduate, Miss Lula K.
Fisher, Mt. Pleasant The medal
given to the member of the inter
mediate class for general excellence
was won by Miss Mable Barrier,
though Misses Wiemar and Cassidy,
of South Carolina, were close com
petitors. The medal was presented
by Rev. C. B. King -in a very appro
priate speech. The medal for the
highest g' neral average for the ses
sion was won by JosL- Linn, of
Illinois. The medal was happily
presented by Prof. Fisher.
Prof. J. A. Linn, who tendered his
resignation, and which wa3 reluct
antly accepted, has been re-elected
president of the seminary. A very
successful term closes under the
temporary management of the Misses
Shirey and Mrs. Kliffmuller.
The Latin salutatory was delivered
by Mr. Robert L. Patterson, of China
Grove, who carried off the second
honor. Mr. Patterson was very en
thusiastic, and seemed to feel the
great power and iniluence of what
he said. The Latin was very forci
ble, full of verbs and adjectives, and
'tis needless to say that the entire
audience fol'owed Mr. Patterson with
understanding and iutense interest,
notwithstanding the salutatory was
couched in an unknown language.
Address, "North Carolina," by
Mr. Richard L. Bame, of Salisbury,
was a "plea for State pride, such as
sure to follow a careful study of the
State's resources when compared
with those of other States. Though
an old subject, it was treated in a
bright and fresh manner.
Address, " Morality As It Is," by
Hen lerson X. Miller, of Salisbury,
N. C, was a very superior effort Mr.
Miller, in spite of a very active col
lege life, has stolen many peeps into
the great world, and his observations
are indeed interesting. The address
was most excellent and delivered in
a true spirit. "
Address, "Effort and Endurance
the Price of Success," by Henry E.
II. Sloop, of China Grove, was
happily written. The examples Mr.
Sloop gave in support of this theme
were drawn from real life, and
shewed cldrly that Mr. Sloop was
perfectly versed with the great
moves that have been crowned with
success only by effort and endurance.
Address, " Whose Places Have We
to Fill?" by Mr. R. L. Patterson, of
China Grove, was very unique, and
clearly showed that the young man
recognized the responsibility rtst ng
upon young men entering life. Mr.
Patterson is a very promising young
man, and his graduating effort was,
as all expected, a perfect success.
COXFEBEING OF DEGREES.
The degree of A. B. was conferred
upon Messrs. Patterson, Bame and
Miller, and B. Ph upon Mr. Stoop.
The degree of A. M. was conferred
upon Revs. W. A. and J. L. Deaton,
li. M. Petrea, George II. Cox and
Prof. W. T. Whitsett
. The degree of D. D. was conferred
npon Rev. F. W. E. Peschau, of
Wilmington, X. C.
Victor C Ridenhour, declaimer's
mehal; N. A. Roger, general average
in sophomore diss; O. B. Cox, medal
for best average in freshman class;
L. S. Shirey, best preparation for
freshman class; Charles A. Brown,
for best written examination on
Valedictory by II. N. Miller, of
Salisbury, who carries off the iirst
honor. It was beautiful and touch
ing. Mr. Miller's own earnest and
positive manner made it so.
Thus closes another session of
Nortn Carolina College the most
prosperous for years. President
Shirey and his able associates have
labored hard and expect a much
larger enrollment next year.
Every member of the graduating
class is a native resident of Rowan
The senior class exercises take
place this (Wednesday) evening at
The Concord Orchestra has cap
tured the town aud the many visitors.
One hundred pounds of butter
wanted every day at
G. E. Fisher's.
STATE Pit ENS.
The Aurora is a firm bel ever in the
trinity of education the training of
the head, heart and hanasand fitting
our boys and girls for the battle of
lif a. Shelby Aurorr.
Nature has done so much for us in
the matter of our soil and the gently
rolling nature of our lands, that it
seems really a shame to think that
we have not a perfect system of pub
lie roads. -Goldsboro Argus.
The way to stop the boom in a
town, is to run the price of property
up to unreasonable figures. The
number of towns that have been
killed in this way in North Carolina
iu the last few yt-ars ennnot be
counted on the hands of a dozen
men. KiDg'n Mountain Xews.
There is au abundance of wate
power within a mile of Morgan ton
to furnish the town with electric
lights, run a system of electric cars
and furnish the motive power for
numerous small industries. This
water-power is running to waste, and
the town needs the lights an 3 cars
and the motive power. Morgauton
Insane Mau Shot.
The Standard learns the follow
ing sad news from the Greensboro
Workman : Saturday a man of
about 30 years of age, with a dazed
expression of countenance was seen
upon our streets. He gave no of
fense, was unknown, hence allowed
to roam at will. After nightfall he
got out on Ashboro street aud enter
ed several dwellings did no violence
but frightened the ladies. He
seemed to want lodgi ig only. He
was last seen at the depot about 11
The next heard of him in the
city was about 11 a. m., Sunday,
when the news came that a craz
white man had been shot by a negro
in the neighborhood of Mr. C. P.
Capps ; when policeman Whitting
ton procured a team, got Dr. Wilson
and started to go in search of the
wounded man, but Mr. C. P. Capps
and Mr. C. II, Hancock, arrived in
the city with him having found him
in the woods Lear their homes. II
wascanied to the jail and Dr. R.
A. Wilson dressed his wounds tak
ing from one arm, his hands and
face about twenty shot of bird and
squirrel size. The wounds are not
To-day at ten, Cal. Puryear, col
ored was arraigned before Justice
Pritchett. He did not deny it but
insisted the crazy man assaulted him
with an axe helve. Justice Pritchett
required him to give bond for his
appearance at court, which he did,
and was discharged. When the
train arrived from Madison, Mr. X.
C. Deshazo, of Price, Rockingham
county, came into town in search
of the crazy man, who is brother-in-
law of his who has lost his mind
from grief at the death of his wife
auouc vnristmas last. Jlis name is
T. W. Smith, and he will go back
home with Mr. Deshazo to-night.
Wilson ot inily.
London, June 9. The jury in the
Baccar.it case rendered a verdict of
not guiity this a. m. This verdict is
against Cummins who broug it the
sun against Wilson for slander. The
case has been one of intense interest
and is not yet hnished. The fair sex
are said to be in it. A London cor.
says: To what extent is ono or more
of the fairer sf x back of the royal
scandal that has resulted in the Gor
don Cumming suit now on trial!
This is a question whicn is being
pretty largely discussed by the fie-.
quenters ol the anstocratice clubs,
aitnougn tney talk ot the matter
under their breath. It is said that
there is a story that has not develop
ed, nor is it likely to. There may be
a secret history, the bare allusion to
which on the part of Solicitor GeL
eral Clark when the heir apparent to
the English throne was on the witness.
stand might have sounded the s ie a'.
politcalaud professional death kueh
of that eminent counsel.
Giving another turn to the lance,
JHr. Ulaike might have inquired
wueiuer n was true tUat the
I'rincess of Wales was so outraged
by the attention of her husband
tpwanl .Lady Jirooke that she had
nmo ana iime again refused to
participate iu public and private
assemblages where she was likely to
meei tue woman in question.. 0t
only this, but that sho had made it a
rule to socially ostracize all fier
friends who allowed the Biooke
womau to cross their thresholds, .
The Heaviest Man on Record.
one oi iur. Garden's great
uepuews Kinuiy iurnisned me to day
with a notice of Mr. Darden, cut
from the Wilmington Journal after
his death and pasted in an o!J
memorandum book, a copy of whicn
I send you- The article is headed,
"The Heavie&t Mau on Historic
Record," and is as follows :
"Miles Darden, probably the larg
est man on record, born in North
Carolina, died in Hedersou county,
Tennessee January 23, 1857. He
was seven feet nine inches high,
and iu 1815 weighed at least 871
pounds- At-his death, his waight
was a little over 1,000 pounds Un
til 1843, he was active and lively and
was ab e to labor, but from that
time was obliged to stay at home or
be hauled about iu a two horse
wagon. Iu 1839 his coat was button
ed around three men, euch of them
weighing more than 200 pounds who
walked together in it across square
at Lexmgton. In 1850 it required
thirteen and a half yards of cloth
o ig yard wide to make him a coat.
His cofun was eigh feet long, thirty
five inches deep, thirty-two inches
across the breast, eighteen inches
across the head, and fourteen inches
across the feet, and twentv five yards
of black velvet was requisite to cover
the side and lid. He wa3 tvic
married and his children are very
large, though probably noue of them
will ever re.ich half the weight of
their father'-B. W. L. Holt in the
T1IIES' (itltMAX SALVE.
The THIE ' GERMAN SALVE,
when properly applied, is infallible
in the following distressing and
painful diseases: Boils, Oarbu icles,
Bone Felons, Ulcers, Old Sores,
?? b,ores' Corns a"J Bunious.
it will reneve inflamed points, lum
bago, congestion and straits. Ia all
these cases the SALVE has been
tested without a case of failure.
I have used on myself and .ot
SALVE for boils and take pleasure
in stating that it is unsurpassed in
emcacy in not only driving the boil
to a head, but iu extracting the
core and the healinsof the affected
parts. S. WITTKOWSKY
m Charlotte, N- C-"
Ihe medicine is for sale at the
drug stores of Concord, N. C
uuiub, ; uuuusoi an Kinds, Erup
tions, Files, Caked Breasts, 7 etter,
Ling Worms. Scrofulous nnrl n.r.'
THIS IS ONE OF THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT o.iY
COME ONUE IN A LIFETIME TO GET A
BEAUTIFUL STEEL ENGIi AVIX6
GIVEN TO YOU,
WHICH OTHERWISE WOULD COST YOU
:;Five or Six Dollars
WITH EACH CAKE OFi
I WILL GIVE YOU ONE OF THESE
BEAUTIFUL - ENG-RAVXIflGS
EjgTCome and examine them, and if you like a bemui.
ful picture in your sitting room, hall or parlor you will buy
one. Everybody come.
D. D. JOHNSON.
AND IN IT
The heated term is on us, and we aie all in it ! Some
are in the "soup" and some are in the " swim !"
Where are you ? Are you stiJl simmering in the soup !
If so, hasten away to
AND GET A
Seersucker Coat and Vest
for 50c, or a line "Krinckle" Coat and Vest for 75c, or a
handsome Mohair or Alpacca Coat and Vest for $1.50 or $2.
(They are worth $3 and $3.50) and a puff bosom Shirt or a line
Satine, Oxford or Madias Neglige Shirt, and a straw hat and
some India Gauze, or English Lisle-thread Underwear, and a
flowing end Scarf, and then you'll be in the swim.
5ir It's a long way better to be in the swim, and if you
strike the right place it don't cost much. But it's very im
portant to get to the right place. You must strike a live lace
where they are "in the swim."
aa. DON'T GET STUCK 1Y THE SOUP
We are in the "swim," and we'll put you in it.
CANNONS & FETZE R.
(Corrected daily by Cannons & Fetz r.)
Low middling 7i
Middlinsr 8j Gh
Good middling 81
(Corrected daily by W. J. Swink )
Bacon $ 7
Susrar-cured bates 14
Bulk meats, sides 71 8
Butter 15 & 20
Chickens 10 25
Lard 8 10
Flour (North Carolina). 2 50
Meal 90 &
Oats 50 a
Tallow 4 5
Salt ... 70 m 80
Ed. K. Correll
After much experience in every
feature of the business, I am pre
pared to do all kinds of house
painting, decoratiug, sign painting,
papering, etc. Prices low.
Leave orders at Correll Bro'h lew
-rly Stor". mnv 14 "OO tf.
RECEIVER'S NOTICE Having beea
appointed receiver of and for "The
Cabarrus County Co-operative Store As
sociation," I hereby notify all person
inaeoiea to saia corporation, or to John
A. Cline, ajrent. or to Bell & Sims, aeents
of said corporation, that prompt pay
ment of said indebtedness must be made
to me as receiver ; and all persons hay
ing claims against said corporation must
present the same to me.
December 22d, 1890.
' A N D
I have BRICKIon l and at &V.
times. Parties 11 ftdinc nnv wiil dr
well to see me before purchasing.
I also TAKE CONTRACTS to do
small or large jobs in brick work in
any part of the country.
write me or come to see me.
R. J. FOIL,
9- &wl" 'Vnoro'. N. C-
The scwintf machine tn hp.
given to an old or new sub
scriber is one of the best
ARE IN IT!
TO STAY !
Hear Me for My Cause !
I BUY AND SELL
OF ANY SIZE.
I'm specially anxious for a biglot
at this time.
I keep on hand, at all times, a full
ine of FRESH
Family - Groceries
Call at my stand on North Ymin
street, near the Odell Factory.
J. M. BUKRAfiR
PALL B. MEANS,
LAWYER AND COUNSELLOR.
Practices In State and Federal Courts
Offices on East Depot Street, up stairs
n rear of Dr. J. P Gibson's brick Imild
ng. opposite N. D. Fetaer's Drue Store
W. J. HILL,
CONCORD, N. C.
Car load Stoves,
Buggies and Carts,
Hames, Traces, Bridles,
Spurs, Saddles, Collars,
Bits, Blankets, Col'arlVH
Feather Bone Whips, best in world,
Andirons, Sheet Iron,
Poultry Netting and Lawn Fencing
Ice Cream Fretz-rs,
Family Oil Tanks and Chamber Sets,
Sash Cords and Sash Weights.
all kinds Agate Ware, Tinware, etc.
t lue Pipe, Sewer and Stove Pipe,
JSyAsbe8to and Tin Roofing, and
all kinds of Tin, Copper and Shirt
Iron work at short notice.
I manufacture the best Fruit
Evaporator on the market.
Lightning Rods at short notice.
The best Coffee Pot in the world
Please call and see we.
Wr. J. HILL
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