jEjjiyjpjL. JAMES P. COOK, Editoii. B KEY ARB E. HAKTtIS, CORRESPOND ING EDITOR WOTH Kit I.r.TTEK I'tiiui 4'oriK-rnrkrr. who i Mifclii; I ri;s Ho Wrils About I.ust One. 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 signal defeat. 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 amazingly swift. 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 Jjere, ColiSCRACKEB. I.ITT1K DKOl'SOK 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 planted yet. 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 yesterday morning. Raleigh Visitor : The Merchants and Farmers' Bank, of this city, a charter for which was granted by the General Assembly, will soon commence operations. 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 pleases. 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 known before. 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 months. 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 ton hole. 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 now. 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 the lot. 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 Winston. 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 assets. 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 Robert Dougherty. 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. Wadesboro Messenger-Intelligencer: 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 passed Holkton. 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 profusely. 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 company. "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 especial interest." . An Invention. 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. Durham Sun. 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 quent subscribers. 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. The Commencement AT SOKTII (A1EOLI.VA COLLEGE. The I.IIornry AcldreMPiMajUor" Al-lroN-Annunl Concert Female Seminary -4'nmmcneemeiit Exereie-OiUer Xoten. 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 of si::. 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 boy again." 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 Culture." 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. ANNUAL CONCERT. 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. 1WENTY-S1XTH COMMENCEMENT. 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. MEDALS AWARDED. 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 arithmetic. 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. NOTES. Every member of the graduating class is a native resident of Rowan county. The senior class exercises take place this (Wednesday) evening at 3:30 o'clock. 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 Herald. 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 p. m 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 serious. 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 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 Kichmond Dispatch. 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. TESTIMONIAL. I have used on myself and .ot t'-J111?6' GERMAN 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.' G-I-V-E-N II L GKE VICIST BEAUT FU 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 FOB TWENTY-FIVE CENTS. o 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. ANNONS A ND- NOW WE 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. CONCORD MARKETS. COTTON MARKET. (Corrected daily by Cannons & Fetz r.) Low middling 7i Middlinsr 8j Gh Good middling 81 1'KOULCE MARKET. (Corrected daily by W. J. Swink ) Bacon $ 7 Susrar-cured bates 14 Bulk meats, sides 71 8 Beeswax 18 Butter 15 & 20 Chickens 10 25 Corn 85 E'jgs la Lard 8 10 Flour (North Carolina). 2 50 Meal 90 & Oats 50 a Tallow 4 5 Salt ... 70 m 80 Ed. K. Correll PAI NTER 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. ELAM KTNG, SALE2EBRICK ' A N D tor's :-: 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 Mm scriber is one of the best made. STEEL ENGRAVING -A-"WAY ONLY- FETZE ARE IN IT! TO STAY ! Hear Me for My Cause ! I BUY AND SELL LiTJ MBBE 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, Wagon Whips, Saddle Bags, Curry Combs, Llorse Brushes, B"og7 Cushions, Barb Wire, Clothes Wire, Smoothing Irons, Andirons, Sheet Iron, Poultry Netting and Lawn Fencing Ice Cream Fretz-rs, Family Oil Tanks and Chamber Sets, Parcher?, Sash Cords and Sash Weights. all kinds Agate Ware, Tinware, etc. t lue Pipe, Sewer and Stove Pipe, JSyAsbe8to and Tin Roofing, and in mm 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 for 10c. Please call and see we. Wr. J. HILL

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