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June 11, 1891, edition 1 /
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THE STAH D&RJD
Throat, - nellJMl
OIHER I'AHKK EVER HAD AN
r0WN AND COUNTY.
The hi Cmiel Av, ng ye Tak( n Notes
Fa:th he'll Prent Them."
i It I K I-K " K EA IIEASE
hive a eewing machine got
. .,. mlviTiisitisr. We desire to
,r-u this to one of our subscribers,
,,1,1 or new. We have adopted this
j,;.,:,: When a subscriber pays up,
'vi.ews, or a new subscriber conns
., nis name is put in a box. On
jh. 22d of June a disinterested party
will draw out a ticket, and the party
vsh.tM' name appears on the ticket
wi:, be entitled to the machine.
That subscribers may know wheth
er their subscriptions are due (pos
tll.Iy having forgotten the da'e), we
put a blue mark on the first page.
All cannot le marked this week, but
will be continued from week to week.
Mu The above is an important
notice. Head it again. There are
Mime names on our list whose own
ers have not given the old man the
pleasure of an introduction. Come
in to see us we keep chairs and
Fro I. WliiHlon the Man.
The Board of Trustees of the
University of North Carolina have
elected l'rof. Georg T. Winston to
succeed Dr. Ritiie ad president of
the University. Dr. Battle resigned
to accept the "chair of history.
m-nii the Record.
We have just heard of a good
clav's work done at Odell's bag fac
tory one day last week. Kenny
Craven, aged fifteen years, made and
I raited nine thousand bags in one
d.-iv. The work was, of course, done
entirely by machinery, but it seems
marvellous that such a number could
even be handled in that time. This
is the largest number ever put
through in one day.
Tlmt I'antM Factory.
The Standard some time ago said
something about a pants factory for
Concord. Without using names, there
is a movement on foot for the estab
lishment of such an enterprise here
in Concord. Figures and statistics,
&c, are being gathered. The Stan
dard hopes to Chronicle the consum
mation of this scheme at no distant
lie 1'hotographcd Them.
Kev. Thomas Dixon, Jr., while in
Concord was seen, camera in hand,
walking around and noting closely
the structure and arrangement of
our factory cottages, lie took a
number of photographs, which he
gays he will show to his Northern
friends. There the mill employees
are housed in tenements instead of
170 on III II ream.
During the year 1870, W. L. Mi
Senheimer caught a dry-land 'cooter.'
On his breast Mise'iheimer cut his
initials and the year ' lfS7u."' A
few days ago Misenhcitner tnind his
old friend ag in in fact the "cooter"
was looking for him. Seeing Mr.
Misenheimer and recognizing him,
the "cooter" turned on his back and
exhibited his mark. Mr. M. brought
him to town.
Rev. Tom IHxon'a Lecture.
Pen and ink cannot describe the
beauty and charms of Tom Dixon's
lecture on "Backbone." The Stan
dard would not dare undertake it
The house was indeed a good one.
That all thought the lecture (one
huiir and a-half) too short, shows
that the audience was intensely en
tertained. Tom Dixon is a genius; he is a
scholar, and he is an orator. Mr.
Dixon will be no stranger to any
Concorder after this. Lie is a son
that North Carolina is proud of, and
with perfect right.
4June to Oregon.
Earnest A. Thies, the second son
of Capt A. Thies, of the Phct'Lix
mine, left Saturday evening for Cor
nucopia, Oregon. One of the richest
mines on the Pacific coast has not
yielded great returns for operations
on a'-couut of some foreigu ma ter
in the ore. A proposition that in
volves au immense sum of filthy
lucre was made Earnest, who, by the
way, is thoroughly skilled in mining,
if he succeeded in planting ma
chinery that would work the ore
successfully. Having had a ton
shipped here, Mr. Thies tried his
piocess on it and extracted 1)9 per
cent, of the gold and over half or
the silver, for which he was not
working, fie goes now to superin
tend the placing of machinery at
that mine. Across the continent our
genial friend is gone.
Will Support a 31 iNHionary.
At the close of the morning Ser
vice in the First Presbyterian church
on Sunday the gentlemen of the
congregation were requested to re
main for a short time. They did so,
and in response to an appeal from
their pastor, Dr. Payne, increased
their subscriptions to the cause of
foreign missions so that their church
will give annually more than $000,
which is sufficient to support a
worker in the foreign field.
This shows a remarkable increase
f i ... :.. . i.. 1. i"kl
01 interest in me work, vuiy
year ago an attempt was made to
rai e $ 1,000 iu the four Presbyterian
churches in the county but failed.
Now two churches, Ilocky river and
Concord, give that amount.
Paying up your bubscrip
Hon, renewing or paying
for one year in advance,
your name will be placed in
pur sewing machine box.
A STATES! EXT THAT IS IMPORTANT
When the management of this pa
per reduced the subsciiotion price to
$1.00 per annum, it was understood
to be cash in advance. We are en
deavoring to establish the cash sys
tern, and such will be better for both.
We cannot afford to send out as
large and full a paper as the Stand
ard is for one dollar, ON time. Our
subscribers, the vast majority of
them, are from several months to
one year behind. This cannot be
and secure the $1.00 rates. We hope
all who are not certain about their
subscription will call. We hope to
be able to make some radical changes
and improvements iu the Standard
at an early day, but cannot unless
our friends every one of whom is a
colonel heed this call. Remem
ber that oue dollar is not much,
but D and that of other3 help to as
sassinate obscaclep, kill the bear and
do wonders. We expect many calls
soon and many names to go into our
sewing machine box.
Everybody talks wet weather.
Travel is brisk, but business
Mrs. Daniel Castor has been very
sick, but is improving.
There was considerable hail in No.
5 on Thursday evening.
The "Can't Get Away Club" will
not go on a Summer trip.
Richard Patterson and Mis3 Jen
nie Patterson are at Mr. Jno. K.
The crops are, to use a little slang,
in the soup. The soup is thick and
The boiler inspector pronounces
the vitals of the dummy all o. k.
and the pulse normal.
D. L. Bost, of No. G, and R. T.
Iloueycutt, of No. 7, went to Char
lotte to attend Federal Court.
Brabham, the Charlotte murdpier,
tried to break jail on Wednesday, but
the sheriff's wife put ap.stol at him.
Esq. D. II. Rideuhour, of .. t.
John's, has gone to Charlotte. lie
is one of the jury for the Federal
That pickled dop, whose owner
refused five dollars for him, ha3 two
bodies, two tails, eight legs and only
Miss Mattie Rawls, of Haraldson,
Ga., is visiting Miss Fannie Fisher,
her schoolmate at Staunton (Va.)
A colored man, sentenced to six
years to Mecklenburg chain-gang,
has been pardoned after serving
Mr. and Mrs. Ballon, of Boston,
who are stepping at the St Cloud,
are making many frunds among
Fully 5,000 men attended Fife's
meeting in Charlotte on Sunday.
Quite a number went down from
SalLbury and here.
Wait for the Stanly Observer. The
Old Arm Chair Club, of Albemarle,
has passed resolutions which we
have resolved to publish.
Dr. II. C. Herring went home at
11:58. He stood unon the back
piazza and viewed his grrdeu from
afar. Lo, behold the grass !
Thi3 weather is mighty bad on
the Standard's groundpea crop. If
you know ay one that wants to
rent the crop, please send them
One week from Tuesday the Teach
ers'Assembly at Morehead opens. A
pleasant party of Concord girls will
leave on the ICth for that delightful
Mr. S. A. Hamilton, who has been
superintending the Misenheimer
mine in No. 8, moved his family to
town from Mt. Pleasaut and has ac
cepted a position with Capt. A. II.
Propst, the contractor.
It has always been observed in
public bodies that married men are
invariably the best debaters. They
may not have a chance to talk more
at home, but they have unexampled
opportunities to observe aud learn.
A. C. Melke, a prominent mer
chant of Lurnberton, who died last
week, has left Wake Fore?.;. College
$25,000 ; the Baptist school at Lurn
berton $15,000; for aged and infirm
citizens $6,000. Such men seldom
Quite a number of people expected
the Concord "write-up" in the first
issue of the enlarged State Chronicle.
We are requested to say that it was
delayed bv engravings not reaching
the Chronicle in time. Wait for the
The youth and beauty, the bone
and sinew, had a lautern picnic in
China Grove Friday night. The old
man had an invitation, but could not
go on account of the presence of
Geo. D. Brown, on whom the liue i3
drawn he's always a-lishing.
Frank Rogers, Jr., returned from
Horner School on Saturday. He re
ports a grand commencement and
crowds of girls, about one hundred
and fifty bing present. Miss Fannie
Rogers attended commencement. She
will return from St. Mary's the latter
part of the week.
There's a kid in town that so soon
as he gets behind a wheelbarrow he
blows like an old freight engine
whistle. The sound is hideous, and
he makes his face so frightfully ugly
that children are alarmed. Chief of
Police Means is respectfully asked
to grease that boy with axle grease
and turn him over to the town well.
Concord is not an Indian trail nor a
It is a matter of great convenience
that the omnibuses and dummy now
leave for the depot a 12:20 and
12:30 p. m. to meet the 12:50 train.
This allows time for eating dinner
at 12, and 20 minutes is plenty of
time for checking baggage, &c, at
the depot Heretofore the waiting
three-quai ters of an hour for the
train bas been a source of great
a in yance to the traveling public. J
No scarcity of rain now.
There are still thirteen posts at
Charley Wagoner is attending
Wynne made a water-haul he
got no rats Monday night.
Dr. Lafferty's baby, Evelyn, has
been quite sick for a week.
There is considerable sickness in
Mt. Pleasant, principally 11 ux.
There is lots of wild guessing on
the value of horses and other beasts
The iron hoop and the barrel hoop,
the stick and the kid have taken the
The infant boy of Rev. W. s7
Hales, of Mt Pleasant, is very ill
with the flux.
Our " devil " has a very bad cold.
He sneezes loud, vigorously and very
They killed several snakes the
ladies did at the picnic. A lady
said that one was three yards long.
Nealy all the machinery of the
Wood aud Iron Works has been
shipped to New London, Stanly
Miss Morffat passed through
town on her way to Poplar Tent
where she will visit her sister, Mrs.
Misses Loline and Nettie Allen,
of Winston, arrived on Tuesday and
are at Mrs. Fink's. They will make
an extended visit
There is a windless to a well near
the square that is a nuisance to ears.
One cent's worth of h g's lard will
releive the trouble. Try it.
The man who could ruu a news
paper to suit everybody is thorough
ly dead, very dead he died in an
tediluvian times, somewhere in the
S ft S
Remember the Sewinc .Machine
question will be settled on the 22nd
of this xnontn.
The China Grove Dart issued a
paper this week. No woman had
anything to do with it, except that
the editor shows some influences
The Standard hereby serves notice
on all correspondents to not nse
"Gen. Green" when they speak of
the grass. Gen. Green is not a good
and tempting word at all.
For the benefit of the kids and
others who retired too soon to hear
it, the Standard wishes to say that it
rained Wednesday night. There was
some hail in No. 4 township.
The report that the Charlotte
Chronicle is to change hands was
false. It continues under the old
management D. F. St. Clair editor,
W. C. Dowd business manager.
It is said by railroad men that the
track is worse now than kno u for
years, and that last year was the
hardest to keep the road in good
repair ever known to section masters.
Mr. George Sbinn exhibited on the
street Saturday the 193 pennyweight
piece of gold found on the Wiley
Bigjeis place. Our readers will re
member the mention of it some time
Rev. P. E. Wright came in from
Enochville Tuesday on his way to Mt.
Pleasant. After Commencement he
will go to Misenheimer's Springs
for a visit, before opening his school,
The Charlotte Chronicle says that
there is some excitement in Char
lotte over the report that there is to
be a colored man elected president
of Riddle University, a school for
Mr. J. W. Cowan, of Rock Hill,
S. C, representing a cotton firm, wa3
calling on our cotion mill men. Mr.
Cowan is a very pleasant gentleman,
and told us of a dummy liue being
built in Rock Hill.
Here is an epitaph in an old Ger
Here lies the body of Jonathan Ram,
His soul's in the bosom of Abraham.
That's all very well for Jonathan IJam
But, say, how" about poor Abraham ?
Aleck Phillips, a tenant on Esq.
J. M. W. Alexander's farm, had his
mule to fall into a pile of washed
up debris, and broke her thigh,
making it necessary to kill her.
This is a serious loss" to a poor negro.
The law against selling cigarettes
to miuors seems to be of very little
effect. Almost-any day it is no
unusual sight to see oue or more
kids iu Knickerbockers puffing the
stuffed paper. You can not down
Col. Johnston ha3 only two board
ers at his hotel, the jail, one white
gentleman and one colored one. Col.
Johnston says if he don't soon get
some more he'll advertise his hotel.
Well, he'll not doit in thi3 paper;
our readers never bother him.
Prof. P. E. Wright, of Enochville,
gave ns a pleasant call. He has ac
cepted the principalship of the
Enochville High School. Prof. W.
is a most excellent young man, and
his future prospects for an active,
successful life are very bright.
We are glad to welcome to our
town Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Anderson
and lib. le daughter, Nellie, who have
decided to make Concord tneir home.
Mrs. Anderson is a daughter of the
late Dr. George Wetniore, who was
so well and favorably known all over
Miss Lula J. Davis, daughter of
Esq. E. O. Davis, of Rocky River,
passed down the road Friday, on her
way home from Statesville Female
College, where she has been at
school. This is Miss Davis' last
year at school, she having completed
the course iu that excellent institu
tion. A letter from Dr. Victor C. B.
Means, surgeon on the United States
steatmr Omaha, now at San Fran
cisco, Cal., says that he will not be
able to leave bis ship for some weeks,
and that he will return to North
Carolina by the Northern Pacific
route, spending some time at the
National Park, the lakes, Niagara
Falls, New York and other cities.
From this we judge that he will not
reach Concord before the late sum ,
mer or fall. J
Mrs. Caleb Goodman, of No. 4,
who has been confined to bed for
some months, is improving, we are
glad to learn.
About ne mile of telegraph poles
and wire was blown down, Wednes
day night, between Lin wood aud
Yadkin river. The fluid don't work
Our No. 5 correspondent, who, by
the way, is a hustler for getting the
news of his section, is too busy this
week fighting the gras3 to furnish
Mrs. C. G. Ileilig, of Mt. Pleas
ant, is seriously and dangerously ill.
All that friends and physicians can
do is being done to avert the result
that is feared.
Miss Annie Cannon, Will Morris,
Miss Dolly Gay and Howard Cannon
went to Davidson College this
afternoon aud will remain until the
commencement is over.
This cool, damp weather is ad
mirably suited for the festive scenes
at our various commencements. We
congratulate the weareis of dainty
dresses upon the absence of dust.
On such days they can walk or drive
without a misgiving. From every
side we hear: "Tremendous crowds,"
"Boys covering themselves with
The Public Roatl.
Oh, my Masters! Powerful
Goodness ! The public roads of
Cabarrus county, if not the worst
in the State, they are at least worse
than ever known. They look like
hopes, life, sweetness and other 6tuff
had emigrated forever. It wi'l
give a vehicle the backache to be
pulled over the roads. Say what
you please, it is outrageous, or words
to that effect
Waiting for Illni toStireve.
Some mornings ago the accommo
dation train from Greensboro arrived
here a little behind time ana remain
ed an unusually long time, eo the
passengers thought Quite a number
of pupils were aboard from Elon
College and perhaps a dozen or two
visitors who had been there toaltend
commencement, many of them from
Virgina and anxious to reach Raleigh
for fear they might miss connection.
Finally after their patience was
almost thread-bare they enquired of
the conductor the cause of the delay
and he told them that he was waiting
for one of the officials, who was
aboard the train, to finish shaving.
The Town Hoiids.
The proper authorities are in cor
respondence with a number of houses
as regards the engraving of the bonds
to be issued. It is determined to
have a pretty design. Just whose
portraits will beprintrdon them has
not been decided. The Standard
thinks the picture of the town bull,
cart and driver should be at one end
t show the past, and the dummy
and graded school buildings and the
factories as background to show us
now. The depot posts shall not be
honored with their picture. The
posts are to stay four feet iu the
Already hungry nun are after the
bon is. They declare that it is pain
ful to wait much longer. Concord
bonds will sell above par, mark you.
ill TIiouihk Concert.
The free (?j entertainment Tues
day night in Caton's Hall drew a
considerable crowd, but we under
stand that financially it was not a
success. The niu.-ical performance
was quite creditable, however, and
one feature which was unexpected,
and is rather new for Concord, af
forded a good deal of amusement.
Before the exercises closed, and
after the collection was takeu up,
1 nomas announced two articles
were to be given away: a silver cup
to the prettiest and most popular
young lady, aud a pipe to the ugliest
man in town, the parties to be elec
ted by the votes of those present,
ten cents a vote. A good many
votes were cast, and the election re
sulted in Miss Lai Hill's receiving
the cup, and J. F. Nt well, of the
Concord Times, is the happy posses
sor of the pipe. We hear that
Arthur Faggart and the Standard
man also received honorable men
tion in this contest.
The Cold .nines in o. .
The writer ha3 recently visited
some of the gold mines in No. 9
township. The first we come to is the
Wiley Dry mine near Cold Springs,
and about eight miles from Concord.
This has been developed by Lefler,
Beatty & Co. These gentlemen
have a boiler and engine and mill
already in operation. Other ma
chinery will be placed at an eatly
day. Wesley Cassel has several gold
bearing veins on his place, but so
far has been only partially developed.
The ore is said to be very good.
The next mining property is that of
Charley Bost, which is now being
developed by Barn hard t & Isenhour.
These men have considerable ex
perience in mining business and
will make it pay. They have been
working but a short time and al
ready have taken out about twenty
tons of ore. The ore is said by ex
perts to be worth at least $20 per
ton. Machinery will be placed on
this mine soon. There is a great deal
more mineral property in this town
ship that ought to be developed.
No. 9 certainly has more gold mines
and more mineral property than any
other township in the county. The
first 'gold ever discovered in the
United States was in this township.
The noted Phoenix not at work at
present but which has been per
haps the most successfully worked
and the bebt pjying mine in the
State, is in this township. The
amount of mineral property in No.
9 is immense, and with enterprise
and capital this township will be
the ecene of active mining industry.
The subscription price of
this paper is just one dollar
you get a full paper and
your name in the ticket box.
Beeswax wanted at
O. E. FisnM'.
Bay and Bible Society
Rev. Thomas II. Law preached in
the First Presbyterian church on
Sunday morning to a large congre
gation. In the afternoon, at 4 o'clock,
Children's Foreign Missionary Day
was observed in the same church,
when the prcgramme arranged by
the secretary of foreign missions of
the Presbyterian church ws very
pleasantly carried out. Short ad
dresses were made by the pastor and
Dr. Law, and a collection amounting
to $21.94 was taken up.
At 8:30 p. m. union services were
held in Central M. E. church. Dr.
Law, superintendent of American
Bible Society work in North and
South Carolina, addressed a crowded
house on the great need of Bibles in
every land and country. His talk
was listened to with interest by all
present. At the close of his remarks
Mr. J. A. Sims, president of the
Concord Bible Society, took charge
of the meeting and declared the
election of officers for the ensuing
year in order. Mr. J. C. Lippard
was elected president, and Mr. D. C.
Correll secretary and treasurer.
The same executive committee
was re-appointed, Mr. Mack Fergu
son taking the place of Mr. Vaugh
an, removed. The storm becom
ing more violent every moment, the
audience became very restless and
exercises were greatly hurried at
last The secretary and treasurer
reported about jCO.OO and a number
of books on hand. He also stated
that in a canvass of the town,
430 families were visited and only
two found without some portion of
the Scriptures. These two were at
once supplied with Bibles. A col
lection was takn up, and after a
quartette very effectively rendered
by the choir, the exercises were
closed with the benediction, by Dr.
Gone Xorth on a Pleasant Erraud.
Rev. W. A. Lutz, of Enochville,
left today to attend tne commence
ment exercises of Lntherville Female
College, Pa., where two of his daugh
ters are at school. One of them,
Miss Lulu, take8 first honor in her
class. Rev. Lutz will visit Phila
delphia and other points before
Clerk Wynne, at the St Cloud
Ho'el, in his spare momenta amuses
himself in setting traps for rats. On
Saturday the returns reached nine
teen big fellows, some of them a3
large as pine-rooter pigs. The re
turns from Saturday night's drawing
have not been brought in.
The Halifax PoMofliec Cae.
In the case of the United States
against Cora E. Davis and Henry E.
Davis, postmaster and assistant post
master at Halifax, N. C, for em
bezzlement of money and funds, a
true bill was found as to Henry E.
Davis, assistant postmaster, only.
3t'i'W London School Closing.
The Academy closed there last
week with delightful i-xercises. The
address was delivered by J. R. Blair,
Esq., of Troy. The medal for reci
tation was awarded to Miss S. Belle
Crowell, and that for best declaimer
to W. F. Kirk. The session was
very satisfactory to Prof. Kirk and
A Xfu Pastor for the Bupiist.
The Baptist church in Concord,
made vacant by the resignation of
Rev. J. 1). Newtou, is now to have a
pastor. Rev. M. C.Adams, of Wake
Fuses t, will arrive here on Friday.
He brings his bride. Concord wel
comes both. His first services will
be held Saturday night and on Sun
ttr. I!ny Sermon.
A correspondent writing from
Trinity College to the Charlotte
Chronicle says: On Sunday morn
ing, Juue 7th, Dr. Bays, of Concord,
preached the annual sermon before
the Theological Society. His text
was, " For no man can do these mira
cles that thou doest except God be
with him " Ilia sermon was an able
effort, aud contained much of pecu
liar power, not only for tie divinity
students, but to all his hearers. He
reached the heart of every hearer
and made a lasting impression. His
very manner seemed to command the
attention of his audience.
The Orchestra Vone.
J" oon County Father C. D. Barrin
ger, of No. 8, drove into town for
the orchestra, which engaged to fur
nish music for the commencement
exercises of North Carolina College.
The boys never did ride behind a
pure, genuine, iron-gray team, draw
ing a spring wagon, but they did
this time. Father Barringer was
proud of his load of strings and
brass, and those who could make
them talk, so to speak. The " spank
ing" grays caught the inspiration,
so to speak. The crowd was happy
jn the weeping clouds.
Closing of Virginia Dare Institute.
The closing exercises of Virginia
Dare Institute consisted of recita
tions, music, &c. That the perfor
mance was far above the average
there is no doubt, and that Miss
Atwater, the music instructress, has
succeeded most admirably with her
class is attested by the earnestness
and manner of musical execution by
her pupils. The hall was 60 intensely
hot, and the order consequently so
miserably bad, that the exercises
were not as pleasant either to per
formers or audience as they would
have been under other circumstances.
The Virginia Dare has had a pros
perons session, and the enrollment
was very large. Mrs. Ervin, the
principal, and Misses Maggie John
ston and Atwater are well pleased
with the manner in which their
school was sustained.
Two thoroughbred short-horn hull
calve3 ; one large enough for service.
Also some fine Poland-China pigs
and a fine milch cow.
ma 27-1 m M.Scott.
Mho Have Lived and are ow Living
Mr. R. W. Allison, than whom
there is no superior in remembering
names and dates, and who came to
Concord in 1823, was asked for the
names of ihe doctors who prac iced
in Concord. Now, he does not claim
this list to be full, for there may be
some left out. Let us have the list
complete; therefore any in posses
sion of some facts will please bear
the same to this office.
Davis ; died of measles in
Asa McKinley ; unmarried ; died
at early age in Alabama.
J. M. Slaughter; died in Ten
nessee. K. P. Harris ; once clerk of the
county court ; died since the war.
McKensie ; died, probably in
Neagle ; died in Concord.
Charles Harris ; lived near town
and practiced here; died in 182G.
William Houston ; died in Ten
Robert McKensie ; died iu Texas.
Samuel S. Harris; died in Meck
W. L. Huie; died at an early age
E. Robeit Gibson; died in Con
cord. Charles Fox; died in Charlotte.
M. M. Orr ; no v living in Char
lotte. Robert S. Means ; died young in
L. S. Bingham ; died in Concord.
F. M. Henderson; living in the
Chaflin ; died young in Con
cord. A. C. McRee; living in Alabama.
J. A. Gibson ; died in Concord.
J. P. Gibson ; living in Concord.
J. B. Young; died young in Con
cord. W. II. Lilly ; living in Concord.
John L. Henderson ; died in Con
cord. John Fink; died in Concord.
IL S. Young ; living in Concord.
G. G. Smith ; died in Concord.
T. F. Pharr ; living in Concord.
L. M. Archey ; living in Concord.
J. Y. Fitzgerald; living in Con
cord. Joyner ; living in North
S. L. Montgomery ; living in Con
cord. John C. Montgomery; living in
THE COl'XTY H03IE
Visited on June t It, Jennie Casseday's
It was the writer's pleasure for the
first time to be one of the number
who visited the poor at the Home on
Tuesday. About 2 p. m. the party,
consisting of ladies, gentlemen and
children twenty-one in all started
from town, and after a drive which
would have been enjoyed except for
the frightful condition of the roads,
reached their destination a little be
The visit was expected, aud every
thiug had b:en put in readiness for
the occasion, which is looked for
ward to with so much pleasure every
Soon after the arrival the ladies,
baskets in hand, retired to the dining
room, where a feast of good things
was spread upon two long tables. A
better picnic dinner is rarely seen.
Meats, pickles, bread, fruits, butter,
and the greatest variety of -sweet
things and a quantity of iced lemon
ade, were provided. The tables were
then carefully covered, and every
one ou the place gathered in the
hospital cottage, which two invalids
now occupy, and Rev. W. G. Camp
bell held a short service. His address
was in every way appropriate, and
abounded in words of comfort and
fraternal sympathy ti all. The
hymn, "Jesus, Lover of My Soul,"
was sung, the 27th Psalm read, and
the pleasant and edifying exercises
were closed with the long metre
The white inmates were now in
vited to the tables, and waiters car
ried to those who are confined to
their rooms. The colored persons
were served in an adjoining room.
Those who witnessed the pleasing
scene and heard the grateful ex
pressions of delight on the part of
the recipients of these gifts will not
soon forget the day. Good readiug
matter and flowers, with Scripture
texts, were also distributed and re
ceived with apparent pleasure.
We must not omit to mention the
excellent order which seems to exist
on the premises under the manage
ment of Mr. Cook, his wife and Mrs.
Dollar. We think the poor of our
county are kindly and w:sely cared
for. There are twenty-six inmates,
eight of whom are colored ; six are
canfined to their rooms, though not
dangerously ill ; three of these are
It may be a matter of interest to
Eome to know why June 9th was
selected for this visit. It is the
birthday of Miss Jennie Casseday,
the originator of the flower mission
work aud the present superintendent
of it. This lovely Chistian woman
i3 an invalid, now living in Louis
ville, Ky., and though she has spent
more than half of her life within
the four walls of a sick room, her
influence and her labors have been a
benediction to thousands of earth's
weary ones. For several year3 her
birthday has been observed as Floral
Mission Day all over the United
A Well Known Woman Worker.
The ladies of Concord W. C. T.
U. are expecting about the 20th of
June a visit from Mrs. J. K. Barney,
National Superintendent of Jail and
Almshouse Work. She will deliver
au address upon this subject, in
which the christian wowen of the
land are now becoming more and
more interested. It is said that
Mrs. Barney has visited and spoken
in more jails and almhouse3 than
any other living woman.
Highest market price paid for but
ter, eggs and chickens at
G. E- Fishkb'b.
A VERY SEVERE STORM
Occurred in Yndkln County on the
Evening of the 5th.
Mrs. Ja3. C. Gibson and others
are visiting at'Shallow Ford, Yadkin
county, and writes Mr. Jas. C. Gib
son about a very severe storm that
occurred there on Friday evening. It
must have been a cyclone and water
spout combined. Two cloud3 met
(coming from opposite directions)
over Shallow Ford plantation. For
one-hulf hour the wind raged, the
thunder roared,, the lightning
Hashed and water poured at a fear
ful rate. Large native oaks were
jerked up by the root and others
twisted to splinters around the
house; the entire orchard was com
pletely destroyed; 240 panes were
broken from the windows; the rooms
as wet as if the house were un
roofed; and the grain crop cut flat
to the ground. The letter says:
"The trees are entirely stripped" of
their leaves, many of them as bare
as in mid-winter. As the sun came
out, calm and bright after the storm
had passed, it shone upon a strange
ly beautiful scene all over the
park and grove the grouud was cov
ered to the depth of several inches
with the hail and leaves, looking like
a splendid carpet of green and white;
but beyond, the fields lay in un
broken glistening whiteness with
out one vestige of vegetation left
visible. I think we must have had
both a cyclone and waterspout, for
once we saw the rain and hail writh
ing and whirling through the back
yard as if in a terrific whirlwind,
and the old meadow part of the
upper bottom is washed bare down
to the hard clay soil (we understand
that thi3 was still meadow and the
grass and about two feet of soil
were literly torn up. Ed.) the sand
being piled in heaps and ridges
so as to completely obstruct the
road below. Richard Janet and
Elizabeth drove down after the
storm but could get no nearer to
the river than that place. They
had a strange little experience while
there. They had stopped in the
road because they could go no furth
er when the horse suddenly threw
up her head, breathed hard and
turned her eyes with a fright
ened look back to them, and in a
mo uent they distinctly felt upon
their backs aud necks a strong puff
of almost hot air followed instant
ly by a cold one this was repeated
'COLU-llLOOllED Ml'KDER '
Committed by W. S. Talbirt of Crbar
Last Thursday Sheriff Morrison
received a telegram from James L.
llaile, sheriff of Kershaw county, S
C, with instructions to arrest W. S.
Talbirt, who wa3 charged with the
murder of a youug white man in
Kershaw county on the 3d of Juue.
Six telegrams followed each other,
giving information as to the deed
and a description of the man's per
The man came to this county, and
with his father and mother, Mr. and
Mrs. W. T. Talbirt (who live just
a short distance from town), left
Saturday for Kershaw, S. C. Young
Talbirt gave himself np to the au
thorities. Sheriff llaile writes to
Sheriff Morrison : " Have Talbirt in
jail ; his father and mother with
hiai." He writes another letter
stating that the " murder was de
liberate and cold-blooded."
The Standard regrets the unfor
tunate condition of this Cabarrus
man, and hopes that he may have a
good defense. What lead to the
murder cannot be ascertained now.
A Circat Falling Out.
As Rev. J. N. Garrett was going to
Lexington yesterday, riding in a dog
cart, he and the driver had a great
falling out they fell out backwards
in the mud. Greensboro Workman.
Col. Tom Fuller.
The Washington correspondent of
the Statesville Landmark says : The
President is said to have stated that
he would appoint the land court
judges this week. I have just been
reliably informed tnat Col. T. C.
Fuller, of North Carolina, will cer
tainly receive one of these judge
A music festival was given at
Brown's stable Friday evening by
Will Propst, with three instruments,
and John Ford. Will Propst plays
the guitar with his two hands, taps
a call-bell with his big shoe, aud
blows a harp with his mouth. The
harp i3 held in position by a wire
arrangemant around his neck. The
festival was free.
J. W. Williams is running a first
class blacksmith shop at the George
Beatty old stand, and is prepared to
do all kinds of horse shoeing ; also
repairs on buggies, wagons and farm
ing tools. ma 27-4w
If your subscription is
due and then paid before
Juneyou may get our sew
LFor other Locals, see Second Page
Followers of Quay.
No greater financial scandal has
ever disgraced any community in the
nation than that which is being
uncovered at Philadelphia. One
bank president is a fugitive from
ju-tice; another is in prison. Two
bank cashiers are held on charges of
a seriou3 character. The city treasu
rer is in prison. The city treasury
has been looted of nearly half a
million do.lars, and state funds to the
amount of nearly a million dollars
have disappeared. And above all
dark hints are thrown out that many
other men in high place in the bus
iness and political life of Philadel
phia have had a part in this appalling
misuse of public money, and that the
half or quarter of the truth has not
yet been told. Springfield (Mass).
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Remember the sewing ma
chine to be given away.
WAS EVER CASE LIKE THIS ?
Story Told by a Tennessee Physician.
Bone exfoliation for twenty one
One of the sharpest, if not the
strangest, cases ever brought to the
attention of medical men in this
section, is that of Sarah Nea?, who
lives beyond the North Carolina
line in Tennessee.
Dr. T. E. Bale?, of Caney Branch,
Greene county, Tenn., was 'in Ashe
ville last week, coming here to vaifc
relatives and also to attend the State
medical convention. Dr. Bales is a
brother-in-law of Alderman T. C.
Starnes, of Ashevillc.
The Doctor told the story of
Sarah Nea3' affliction to several of
the city physicians, and endeavored
to call the attention of the conven
tion to it. But he had come in
just before the work closed, when
everything was hurried, and that
body could not take up the matter.
Dr. Bales brought with him a
small sachel, which was filled with
small pieces of bone, with which to
substantiate his statement, if any
Although the convention did not
investigate the matter, Dr. Bales
showed his exhibit to several of Ashe
ville'e physicians who took great
interest in the matter.
Dr. Bales has had many interro
gations as to the case of the Neas
woman, and has written a full ac
count of the case to Alderman
Starnes, which gentleman has given
the Citizen the letter for publica
tion in full.
Dr. Bales is one of the most
prominent physicians of East Ten
nessee, and his high standing in the
profession is sufficient voucher for
the truth of the story.
Dr. Bales' letter, dated Caney
Branch, Greene county, Tenn., is as
" In answer to your letter of en
quiry about the case of Sarah Neas,
who lives about two miles from this
place, I will Btate that to me and
other physicians who have visited
her, the case is a very remarkable
one, and as far as 1 know, something
new in medical science. There has
been a short sketch of her case iu
several newspapers of recent date,
but the accounts given of her case
were very brief, and in some respects
not altogether accurate.
"As I have been her physiciiu for
abcut two year3 I feel that I am
able to state the facts of the case
just as they are. Dr. Bell, of Par
rotsville, Tenn., is an old and able
physician. He was formerly her
physician, and will state in sub
stance what I do in regard to her
case. Many others, neighbors and
visitors, will do the same. Her cast
is one of bone exfoliation. One sido
of her body only is affected. She
is about 71 years of age, of average
height, weight about 120 pounds,
and except the disease herein spoken
of seems otherwise to be in good
"About twenty-one years ago
while ironing she scorched the end
of the index linger of the left hand
and on the evening of the tame day
cut the end of the finger that waa
scorched on a piece of broken dish.
The night following it gave her
great pain, so much so that she
walked the floor all night. Ou tha
following morning the finger was
very much swollen, and the cuticle
protroded from the end of the fin
ger. This she cut off with a pair
of scissors. This operation left ex
posed to view three yellow pimples
which contained all the pua that
ever gathered in the wounded finger.
She suffered gre.it pain all the time
for about two months. At the end
of thi3 time the bone exfoliation be
gan. First it commenced in tho
phalanges of the fingers, and and aa
the disease progressed the forearm
became involved. First the pha
langes then the metacarpus, the car
pus, the radius, the ulna, and of re
cent years the scapula and inferior
maxillary have been involved. The
humerous has not as yet been affec
"The exfoliation take3 place spon
taneously. About ten minutes be
fore it occurs the- patient is seized
with intense pain which continues
until the bone is expelled. Thera
is no hemorrhage, no suppuration or
inflammation, and alway3 heals by
"No pua ba3 ever formed in any
wound that has ever been inflicted,
by this disease, and what seems to
be most remarkable in the case, is
that the bone seems to be immediate
ly replaced by some process of ossifi
cation, which may be inferred from
the fact that there is no disfigura
tion of the part from which the
bone is expelled. The bone does
not always make its appearance on
the surface instantly after breaking
loose, but occasionally there ia one
that will be some hours moving
down the arm. They will move an
inch or so very rapidly and remain
at that point some little time, then
move oa a little farther, and con
tinue in thi3 way until they reach
the back of the baud and thero
make their appearance ou the sur
face. The bones from the inferior
maxillary make their appearance on
the surface near where they break
"On one occasion I was called
very hurridly to sec her. Ou my
arrival I found a bone lodged in her
throat. I removed the bone and
she told ms she had swallowed two,
previous to my arrival, and while
sitting talking to her a bone about
one inch iu length came from
her left ear. The bone3 all look
natural though some of them, look
as if they had been bleached.
"The number of bones expelled in
pieces up to this timei3 520. There
can be no deformity detected. She
has until recently had good use of
her arm, but it is now impaired to
some extent She is the mother of
one child, and is free from any
disease that would haye a tendency
to produce softening of the bone.
She has been a woman of good con
stitution otherwise, and during her
life has taken very little mercury."
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