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WK DO ALL KINDS OF
TJIE LOWEST RATES.
-PUBLISHED IN CONCORD.-
CONTAINS MORE READING
MATTER THAN ANY OTHER
PAPER IN THIS SECTION.
VOL. IV. NO. 23.
CONCORD, N. C, THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 1891.
WHOLE NO. 179.
An evening so clear
1 would that I w ere,
To kiss llij soft cheek
With the faintest of air.
The star that is twinkling
So brightly above,
I would th it 1 were
To enlighten my love.
1 would I were heaven,
O'erarching and blue,
I'd bathe thee, my dearest,
In freshest of dew.
I would I the sun were,
All radiance and glow,
I'd jour all my splendor
On thee, love, below !
If I were the waters
That round the world run,
I'd lavish my pearls on thee,
Not keeping of one.
If 1 were the summer,
My flowers and green
I'd heap on thy temples,
And crown thee my Queen.
If I were a kiln,
All tire and tlame,
I'd mantle and girdle thee
Round with the same.
But as I am nothing
Save love-mazed Bill,
Pray take of me, make of me,
Just w hat you will.
MORALITY AJi IT IS.
Note. This is the graduating
address of Mr. Henderson X. Miller,
of North Carolina College, delivered
June 10th, 18'Jl
It is natural that Americans
sliiuld boast that this republic is the
grandest nation, upon the face of
Cod's beautiful earth, and, having
vtt hardly attained her midday
splendor, that unparalleled glory
and graudeur now lies enclosed in
the golden casket of futurity to be
opened up by the key of undaunted
industry and perseverance. And
when we direct our attention to her
great extut of territory, embracing
such a beneficial variety of climate
aud wonderful fertility of soil, her
great storehouses of minerals, her
great coannm-ul interests, the won
derful activity of all industries and
the marvelous boom sweeping like
contagion over this fair Southland
to the West and Northwest, and her
beloved free institutions, which are
at one and the same time the fear
and admiration of the entire world,
who can censure us for being con
strained to say, "Tis true, 'tis
blessed true; the half has never yet
But 'tis said that love is blind, and
how applicable this is to us Ameri
cans ! We are love-intoxicated ; we
hate allow (.'J our enthusiasm and
lcve of country to involve us in the
most fatal of all errors to lose sight
of o,ur country's morality the
strongest support of any government.
We always fail to add this to the
long list of her distinctions and
achievements, and with good reason
" love is blind to faults."
But, is our. dear old ship of State
really sailing along so peacefully as
we are so often told ? Can we act
even now perceive the waters being
troubled? Is the road to future
fame and greatness really so plain
And flattering? Let an examination
into the morality of our couutry au
swtT these questions; for a family,
community, or nation founded upon
the eternal Rock of Truth will re
main tirm and unyielding amidst
the violence of the rains of disaster
and the storms of oppression. Then
let us ask what is the prevailing
current of morality in America?
In the business world we see the
"almighty dollar" sitting in the
sovereign chair dictating the laws of
morality to all his followers. He is
the standard by which to measure
all things. His entrancing jungle
in the money-box is the great propi
tiation for every conceivable crime of
fraud and deceit. In obedience to
his commands all food is now adul
terated with poisonous ingredients
which undermine the human system
and hurry mankind to a prema nre
grave. No crime seems to be too
shocking or degrading that acceler
ates the roll of that "almight dol
lar." Inferior imitations are now
more abundant than the original ar
ticles flying advertisements fill the
columns of the newspapers, and
mythical booming towns, where riches
are forced upon every one, lure the
ignorant from their peaceful homes
into 8 ar vat ion and want. All this
has become so prevalent that it is
fully a great accomplishment to be
able to purchase judiciously. Man
kind seems to be laboring under
ejthlT an optipal or mental delusion.
This perverted interrogation seems
to be stamped high upon the busi
ness world. For what shall it profit
a man if he gain the entire celestial
kingdo u and lose the shining shekel ?
In the social world we see there
enshrined, as God, momentary pleas
ure without any regard to the future
aud its awards. Here we find the
jiaiit boulders upon which our gov
ernment is to be wrecked, if they
are not removed. In the year 1880,
$1,500,000,000 were expended in
liquors and tobacco the destroyers
of the human soul and th . human
system while only $5,500,000 were
sent into foreign lauds to bring the
wandering souls to Christ.
Here we find the youth of our
land meeting untimely deaths iu the
most degrading and shocking man
ner. Here we find our young men
bloating themselves up with liquor
and our ladies trying to choke them
selves in two with strings. Socialism
is becoming more and more popular
in the North and West. Crime is
being multiplied faster and faster
rfery year. In 1850 41 years ago
"tile e was only one prisoner to
every 3,442 population. Since then
the per cent, has been steadily in
creasing until now it is one to every
In the last twenty-four years the
number of divorces has increased
over HO per cent, faster than the1
population. There are in this civil
ized land of ours about 40,000,000
of persons who bow not the knee to
God and thank Him tor His wonder
ful love aud protec'ion. It is stated
that there are 00,000 boy tramps
alone in these United States. In the
city of Chicago alone 1,000 of the
dens of. vice and shame are main
tained bv bovs and srirls under twentv
years of age. Add to all this the
crimes of infanticide, abortion, and
prostitution with which our entire
land is 111 led, and you may well draw
back and shudder at these horrible
figures. Tell me not that there is
not in these figures something
ominous of the future of our gov
ernment. Tell me not you cannot
interpret their meaning ; 'tis as plain
as yon sun ti a veiling in his orb to
day. Neither in the religious world do
we find a tranquil surface, but one
that is disturbed by slight tremors
which may only be the precursor to
a most violent shock throughout the
entire system, Jlere the tendency is
to sensationalism. The mud, gentle,
and effective preaching of Christ is
not good enough for those who have
been redeemed through His precious
blood. Give us one reclaimed from
the slums of society, who will come
to us with a big show of trumpet
and paraphernalia; one who will
give us a hrst-olass, all-round curs
ing and abuse from the pulpit, aud
we will bestow upon him our best
service and contribute liberally to
In other branches of the church
the tendency is to lose sight of the
central figure of redemption, even
Jesus Christ, and become lost in a
vortex of word-quibbling. Soon
will these churches need a Bacon to
reclaim them from their scho.astic
ways ; soon will they be obliged to
have a Paul to preach to them that
"circumcision is of the heart, in the
spirit, and not the letter," and that
in Christ Jesus only a new creature
To look for morality in the politi
cal world is as vain as to expect to
find Young Men's Christian Asso
ciations among the pigmies of Africa.
Tell me uot that a nation can stand
whose leaders are so corrupt, who
have waded through so much vice
and bribery to their present positions
Tell me not that a nation can stand
whose leaders can have no higher
motive for action than to hold office
and reap its rewards. Tell me not
that a uation can stand with such a
corrupt ballot box. Answer this
question : May not the recent drunk
en revelry on the fuueral train of
Senator Hearst, from California, be
a foreshadowing of the time when
the riotous politicians shall volup
tuourly crow over the fallen remaius
of this government, which is so near
and dear to you and me ?
This is the negative view of " The
Progressive Age," of the "glorious
nineteenth century civilization." Is
it as dazzling as the positive view ?
Let us not be blinded by love, but
let us observe whither we are drift
ing; what is the anchoring port. Is
there not necessity that a great re
formation should sweep over this our
native land ?
Young men, shall this deathly
current bear us onward submissive
captives? No! A thousand times
preferable an obscure death without
any earthly monuments, in the cause
of Right and Justice, than a life of
ease and luxury, a traitor to my God
The Married Flirt.
The married flirt brings terror
and dismay into every circle she
invades. "She means mischief.
Women know her and fear her.
She has married many a match, de
stroyed many an airy castle, ruiued
many a season. If real cursing, not
loud but deep, could kill she would
have been dead long ago, but she
is perennial. She pervades all
places aud spoils all plans. She
ge'.s a new zest from the disappoint
ment of others, and, like the ram
pire, feeds upon the heart's blood
of young hopen.
No summer resort is without her.
Fiomthe hotel of high degrie to
the meek and religious camp meet
mg she is omnipresent. The trad of
the 6erpent is over them alll. The
married flirt is not only uiuititadi
nous but multifarious. She is of all
ages and degrees. One season she
is languid and languishing; another
she is faa: aud furious. Now 6he is
demure and devout, and again she
is flighty and frivolous. You like
limp and lymphatic and are sur
prised to like her bettea brisk and
soubrettisa. One day she is shrink
ing and skittish, the next she is au
dacious and i opudent.
She takes her cue from Cleopatra:
"Age cannot wither or custom
stale her infinite variety."
She is also absolutely apostolic.
She is ail things t3 all men, and al
though the danger signals are al
wa.,8 ut, she tinds a fool every
time she takes the trouble to open
Uer eyes- And the whole thing
is so easy to her no care, no worry,
uo t'nitimr, but plenty of lolly.
It is no wonder ihe young girl is
There is no danger of falling
Breach of promise su te are foreign
;o the married flirt's thoughts as
genuine sentiments. She is fasci
uating, but you cmnot call her
falte. She is evidently fatted to
i-oujugate love in ail its moods and
tenses, but the sense Bafeiy m..kes
uer cruel. Ex.
Asheville Citizen: A painful
accident occured this m rning to
W. S. Small, a carpenter, who was
working in the West End mission.
Mr. Small was on a scaffold putting
on ceiling when he lost his balance
and fell to the floor, a distance of
nearly twenty feet. He was picked
up by a fellow workman and taken
to his boarding house on Depot
Hreet. Dr. E. 0. Starnes was called
in and found that both bones of the
left arm were broken near the wrist.
FI.OWERM TH. GOLD.
A Pretty Stery WhlrH Proves that the
Dayn or i'hlvnlry nre Slot Dead.
One of the most delicate compli
ments and it ma7 be the most
costly that ha3 ever been paid to a
lady has receutly been conferred
upon a daughter of the Crescent
City, who enjoys a national reputa
tion. The lady referred to has been
honored by the devoirs of many
suitors, but she has managed to come
out of the many frays heartwhole.
She has enjoyed the honor of having
been queeu of one of the carnivals,
on which occasion her beauty secured
for her the homage of an ex-G jveruor
of New York, who had been elected
President of the United States. lie,
to mark his appreciation of the fair
girl's beauty, presented her with a
bracelet worth $3,000. Humor says
that he went further and asked the
lady to be his wife, but was refused.
Diamonds and gold are naught in
comparison to the tender, sentimen
tal compliment recently paid to this
famous belle. Among her many
admirers is a New York millionaire,
who spent the past winter in New
Orleans. When he returned to
Gotham he carried with him a deep
love for the fair New Orleans lady.
While in the South he had not dared
to tell his story, but in his Northern
nome he conceived the idea of letting
the lady know his feeling by the
silent language of flowers they
would look his love if he dared not
speaklt He caused to be constructed
a glass casket covered with satin and
gold ornaments, which fitted sungly
into a moiocco case. The glass
receptacle was filled with the choicest
and most expensive orchids and sent
by a special envoy to New Orleans.
Ihe recipient of the princely gift re
ceived it with many exclamations of
"How lovely ! how sweet 1" The lady
leaves for New York this week.
Flowers may be more successful in
winning her love than were gold and
The above we clip from the State
Chronicle, though in the incident we
see no conflict between flowers and
gold, inasmuch as the belle in ac
c ting the millionaire's gift receives
both. We are reminded of the
Georgia woman's remark about Bill
Arp's wife having $5 shoes and $2
hose: "Too much glory for one
lie Wore Eye G I
There were ten of us who rode
from the depot to a hotel in Charles
ton in the same 'bus, and as we en
tered the office a short thick-set and
determined-looking man collared a
young man wearing eye glasses, and
"I'll thank you to return my wal
let." "Certainly, sir, certainly. Let us
conduct ourselves as becomes gen
tlemen." "You picked my pockat on the
way up, and I want my walh t back
or I'll mash you !" shouted the short
"Exactly. No need of raising
your voice to a disagreeable pitch.
Never forget that you are a gentle
man, no matter what the circum
stance?." "Where is my wallet ?"
"Here, sir, and I have great pleas
ure in restoring it. I am sorry that
we have had any misunderstanding."
An officer was sent for, and while
waiting his appearance the young
man said to the crowd
"I never have any trouble with a
gentleman, never. I am obliged to
you for the courtesies which you
have extended. Let us part as gen
The offic r soon arrived, says the
Detroit Free Press, and walked him
away to the station, but that even
ing, about 9 o'clock, as I was walk
ing on Sleeting street, the prisoner
halted me and said :
"I desire to thank you for your
consideration in that affair. You
treated me as a gentleman, sir, and
I shall not forget it."
"But I Ihought you you"
"Oh, yes. I was locked up tight
enough, but the officers at the
station were no gentlemen, sir, no
gentlemen, and they tre. ted me in
such a manner that I felt compelled
to bid them good night. I will now
say au revoir."
I went up to. the police station to
inquire about it, and the sergea.it iu
charge replied : .
"What! That genteel fellow with
eye glasses 1 O, he's in there."
"But you'd better look."
He entered the corridor and look
ed into the cell. It was empty.
The "gentleman" had sawed one
of the window bars off aud gone out
by the way of the alle.
Home Ktmiiffe H iKiiotiier.
Much of te Russia leather comes
from Connecticut, Bordeaux wine
from Carolinia, Italian marble from
Kentucky, French lace from New
York, and Spanish "mackeral from
the New Jersey coast. Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery comes
from Buffalo, N. Y., but there is
nothing in its name to criticise for
it is truly golden in value, as thou
sands gladly testify. Consumption
is averted by its use, . aud it has
wrought many positive cures. I'
corrects torpid liver and kidneys,
purifies the blood, banishes dyspepsia
and scrofula, renews the lease of life,
and tones up the system as nothing
else will do. What is more, it is
guaranteed to do all this, or the price
Windsor Ledger: A negro fif
teen years old applied at the Regis
ter of Deeds' office last week for a
marriage license for his father, who
is seventy years old, who was going
to marry a woman fifty years old.
LITTLE DROPS OF
Tar, Pitch Turpentine aud Other Tar
Chatham Record : One night last
week lightning struck and burned
up a barn of Mr. J. A. Parham, on
his farm near Lockville.
Washington Progress: We learn
a very rich vein of gold has been
discovered on the farm of Mrs.
Eugene Watlington near Benaja, in
Hickory Press and Carolinian :
William, son of Mon Spencer in
Burke county, while digging in a
garnet mine on last Tuesday, was
covered by a caving bank and in
Danbury Post: Dr. Lash yes
terday showed us fine specimens of
coal from the Greensboro coal com
pany' j land on Town Fork. The
wheat crop in this section is quite
promising. Some predict that it
will be the largest for years.
Henderson Tomahawk : It may
not be generally known that more
tobacco is stemmed 4n Henderson
than anywhere else iii the State;
that no other market in North
Carolina ships as much leaf direct
ly to Europe, or has as many foreign
Montgomery Vidette: Mr. J. A.
Allen, of Little River Township,
while out squirrel hunting: one day
last week, found in one den twenty-
one 'possums. This seems like a
big 'possum story, but nevertheless
it is true, and can be proven by re
Oxford Day: A young colored
man, Crawford Hester, who was
convicted of forgery in Granville
Superior Court about two years ago
and escaped fiom the the officers,
has been arrested at Salem, Va. He
will be brought back here for sen
tence and will undoubtedly serve
the State a few years.
Greensboro Record: The corn
crop is generally good but the cot
ton crop is not an average in this
section of this State. Albermarle
& Pantego railroad has been sold to
the owners of the Norfolk South
ern, and we understand that there
will be fast steamers put on from
Belle Port to New Berne som
time in the near future.
Greenville Reflector: There was
no little excitement in Greenville
lst Friday evening when it was
learned that on the night previous
some one had fired the barn of Mr.
Joel Gardner, a wealthy farmer, and
while his family were out at the fire
stole a trunk from his house, which
contained $0,000 in money and $7,
000 in notes and papers.
Murfresboro Index: We learn
that the body of Mack Jones, the
negro who was recently tried and
acquitted for the murder of Mr.
Nep Adkins, was found in Roanoke
river with a rope around his neck.
Mr. E. C. Worrell has gotten
up another "cultivator, planter and
fertilizer distributer," which is
without wheels and can be worked
with one horse. He has had it at
work this week and it works like a
charm. Every one that has seen it
at work pronounces it a complete
Carthage Blade : On last Satur
day Mr. Wm. Monroe, living near
Cameron, met a most horrible death.
He went in the lot where his stallion
was confined, when the vicious horse
sprang upon him and stamped and
bit him until he was almost dead.
His abdomen was chewed to a per
fect loblolly. He lived until Sun
day. Ben. Turner and Moses
Cross, who were charged with the
murder of Alec. Galbreth, at Mills'
saw-mill in Greenwood week before
last, were captured last week. At
the preliminary hearing before the
magistrate Cross was liberated for
lack of evidence against him, but
Turner was committed to jail to
await the action of the grand jury
at August Court. It is said that
the evidence against Turner is very
Mount- Airy News: Mrs. C. "L.
Hackett, the widow of the late Dr.
R. F. Hackett, died at Wilkesboro
last Sunday evening at C o'clock.
She was a daughter of Nathaniel
Gordon and sister of Gen J. B.
Goidon, of Georgia. A terrific
storm of wind and rain struck
Mount Airy from a northwesterly
direction on Wednesday evening at
7:40, blowing down houses, tobacco
barns, stables, and demolishing
wii.dowe, uprooting shade and fruit
trees, damaging out houses of every
description, and playing havoc gen
erally. Mrs. Puckett, of Carroll
county, Va, called at Blakemore's
gallery to have some "pictures tuck."
She is 4G years of age and her hus
band 53. She informed Mr. Blake
more that she was the mother of
twenty-four children, all dead.
Twenty are buried in one grave yard.
Bryson City Herald: There can
be no doubt whatever that vast beds
marble underlie portions of Swain
county. Some specimens which
were tound near Bryson City were
recently submitted to an expert, af
ter an examination, pronounced by
him to be the finest quality of mar
ble equal to the best Italian.
From the Webster Herald we learn
of a peculiar accident which oc
curred near that .place. A Mr.
Henson climbed a tree in which
was a crow's nst, taking a young
crow with him in order to attract
the old ones. At the same time
two neighbors, hearing the young
crow and seeing Mr. Benson's head
among the branches, mistook it for
a crow and fired at it Several shot
took effect and he fell to the ground,
a distance of forty feet. Though
seriously injured, it is believed he
Goldsboro Headlight: Our busi
ness men have raised about $1C0 to
wards testing the constitutionality
of Schedule B tax. The amount
was forwarded to Wilmington on
.New Berne Journal : The season
has bem highly favorable to 'truck"
in this section of the State and it
has done well, hut not so with cot
ton. The crop is very backward,
and it Will require the best condi
tions in the future to make it an
Durham Globe: A carrier pig
eon, No. 85, was caught here this
morning exhausted and unable to
continue its journey. It was taken
into Blacknall's drug store, fed and
rested, and as soon as strong enough
to fly will be allowed to start again
for its destination.
Washington Gazette : The mur
der case wherein Octaviua Allen and
Robert Perry, both colored were co
defender) ts charged with the killing
of Jim Boyd, colored, at blounts
creek, some five or six months ago,
was finally decided on Monday last
by a verdict of not guilty.
Elizabeth City Carolinian : The
First National Bank of Elizabeth
City was organized here' last week ;
a capital stock of $50,000. Mrs.
Frank Brothers died on Saturday at
the residence of her daughter, Mrs.
Elliott Whitehursr, in Providence
Her age was 70 years.
Tarboro Southerner : Wednes
day of last week, James K. Law
rence, of Battleboro, accidently had
his collar bone and shoulder broken
and narrowly escaped death. His
horse ran away with him in his
yard aud he waa dragged a con
siderable distance and hurled against
Raleigh Chronicle : Delia Ander
son, a colored girl of 14 years, about
a month since was holding a large
brass pin in her mouth, when it
slipped down her throat and lodged
in her windpipe. Her parents did
not think much of it, and neglected
it from day to day. The girl
gradually grew thinner and thinner
and they finally took her to a doc
tor. The operation of tracheotomy
was performed, but the pin could
not be found. Iu some way or oth
er, though, it must have been dis
lodged by the operation, as since
then the girl has begun to ' improve
and commenced to regain her flesh
right away. She st'll has the pin,
Raleigh News aud Observer : The
Governor yesterday offered a reward
of $200 for Robert Dougherty, who
so brutally murdered W. A. Tor
rence near Asheville a few days ago
and fled. The colored boy,
Ernest Jones, who was put in jail
a few weeks ago for stealing money
from the safe of Messrs. Haywood
Brothers, escaped from jail Sunday,
and at last reports was supposed to
be heading towards Henderson.
President Inman, of the R. & D.
h'ailroad, announces the appoint
ment of Mr. W. II. Green as gen
eral manager of the Central Rail
road, of Georgia, and Mr. Sol Haas
as traffic manager. Mr. Green, or
as he is better known in Raleigh,
Capt. Green, is low in charge of
the operating departments of over
5,000 miles of track.
Kinston Free Press : In a short
conversation with Col. John D.
Whitford on the cars Monday he
told us that 80,000 barrels of Irish
potatoes will be chipped from and
below New Berne this season ; that
Mr. J. L. Rhem will ship 8,000 bar
rels and Messrs. Hackburn & Willct
12,000 barrels. There are about
1,300 acres planted in truck right
around Ne Berne. Mr. Ad jo
Tayloi,who formerly lived in this
place and clerked for Burt & John
son, when that firm was in business
here, killed himself at Farmville,
Va., last week. He was a great
sufferer from rheumatism. He tried
to borrow a pistol, and failing to do
so, secured a gun weut to the woods,
took off his shoes and pulled the
trigger with his toe Mr. A McF.
Cameron's saw mill, about nine
miles from Kinston, wa8 destroyed
by fire last Thursday morning about
1 o'clock, catching from the engine.
About 75,000 feet of lumber was
destroyed. Loss about $3,000; no
Ilendersonville Times: Dr.-R.
C. H. Goodwyn, who, it will be re
membered, about February 14th
last, forged and cashed checks on
several parties here, was arraigned in
the Superior Court last week, plead
guilty to all the bills against him
and was sentenced to the State peni
teiriary for three years. He is an
opium fiend, and is now in the
county jail unable to be carried to
the State pri-on. This fact caused
the Court to be more lenient than it.
would have been otherwioe. Not
withstanding he is a physical wreck
fro. a the use of morphine, he is
cool, calculating, and deliberate in
his undertakings. It took Mr.
A. M. .Bionell, manager of WrenV
detective agency, two and a half
mouths vigorous work to run him
dowu. We stated in our last
issue that Sheriff Isreal had received
a telegram saying that two persons
had been arrested at Easley, S C,
for the drowning of a child in Cane
creek, this county, on the 23d of
March last, and that a deputy hd
been sent to bring the prisoners up.
They arrived on Wednesday eve
ning's train. Their names arej
James Burdine and Hattie Haywood,
both colored. They were arraigned
in court on Thursday morning, an-i
by 2 p. m. had been tried and sen
tenced the man for twenty aud the
woman for ten years in the peni
tentiary. The man is 23 years of
age and the woman 1.
( I RIOIS OLD LAWS.
A Remarkable Hook from which We
Make Some Extract.
We have in the Standard office a
copy of the laws of North Carolina
from the year 1715 to the year 1791.
It is a volume of 740 pages, pub
lished by subscription, the names of
the subscribers being appended at
the back. Some of the names are
familiar to all readers of our State
history and biography, as the follow
ing prove: Hon. John B. Ashe, of
Roanoke; Waightstill Avery, of
Burke; Robert Alexander, of Lin
coln; David Allison, Wm. Blount,
Matthew Brandon, Hon. David
Campbell, Maxwell Chambers, Edw.
Harris, John Eaton, Samuel John
ston, James Iredell, Spruce Macoy,
Richard Dobbs Spaight, David
Vance, Stephen Cabarrus. There
are about 225 names. Besides the
" Hon. the General Assembly of the
State of North Caroliua" orders
100 copies. Unfortunately the title
page is torn, and there is nothing to
show when or by whom the book
was printed. It is a record, how
ever of all the meetings of the
General Assembly from the fifth
year of the reign of George the First,
King of England, through the
reigns of George the Second and
Thir.l, to the fifteenth year of the
The sessions were held at Wil.
miiigton, Edenton, Little River,
Newbern, Hillsborough and Fay
etteville. Many of the laws strike us as be
ing curious almost to absurdity, and
many are strangely severe. Our
friends in the State just north of us
are sometimes accused of stealing
honors which belong to others. In
171G it seem3 they stole pigs! as see
"Whereas divers Perfons. Inhabi
tants of Virginia, frequently coming
into' this Government to purchafe
Cattle or Hogs, it may be greatly
feared - that they may drive away
Cattle or Hogs which they have not
purchafed; and whereas, divers Per
rons, as well Inhabitants of this
Government as of Viiginia, do very
often drive, lead or' carry Horfes,
Cattle, or flogs, to other Perfons
Lands, where they fuppofe is better
Herbage or Maft than on that where
on tuey are Dwellers: For Preven
BE it enacted by his Excellency
the Palatine, and the reft of the true
and abfolute Lords Proprietors of
the Province of Carolina, by and
with the Advice and Consent of
the reft of the Members of the
General Affembly, now met at Lit
tle River, for the North-eaft Part
of the faid Province, and it is hereby
enacted by the Authority of the
fame, That there fhall be at Cathe
tine's Creek, in Chowan Precinct, at
the Head of Pequimon River, and
at the Mouth of the North-west
River, in Currituck Precinct, Per
fons appointed by the Governor or
Commander in Chief for the Time
being, to keep Toll-books; and all
Perfons, whether Drivers. Pur-
chafers or Owners of Cattle or
Hogs, fhall be obliged to enter in
the Toll-Book every Beaft or Hog,
with their Mark and Diftinction and
of whom purchafed: And that what
Perfon foever fhall drive Cattle or
Hogs to Virginia, and fhall neglect
to enter the fame in the refpeetive
Toll-Books, according to this Act,
fhall forfeit every fuch Beast or Hog
winch shall be fo emitted as afore
said; and if fuch Beaft or Hog be
not to be had, the Perfon f o omitting
fhall forfeit and pay the Sum of
forty Shillings; to be recovered by a
Warrant from the next ' Juftice of
In 178G this law for the punish
ment of horse stealing was passed.
We give it in modern English, and
not as printed in those days :
"Every person or persons who
shall steal any horse, mare or geld
ing, lor the first offence shall stand
in the pillory one hour, and shall be
Eublicly whipped on his or her bare
ack with 39 lashes well lail on; and
at the same time shall have both his,
her or their ears nailed to the pi!--lory
and cut off; and shall be brand
ed on the right cheek with the letter
H of the length of three-quartersof
au inch and the breadth ot half an
inch, and on the left cheek with the
etter T of the same dimensions, in
a pla'n and visible mar ner. And
for l lie second offence shall sutler,
death without the benefit of the'
clergy." . . ,.
One of the most interesting things
in the book is a copy of the consti
tution adopt d in convention at
Halifax on December 18, 1770.
The volume is a most valuable
one, and is the property of Dr. S. A.
Giier, of IlarrLsburg.
Why III Wife Is " Fidgety."
I have the best cook in the town.
Whose bread is i elicious and white;
Her coffee is fratrrant and brown,
llpr nastrv a nerfect delight.
But she daily complains of the worry
She's my own darling wife, but a fidgety
Your wife is worn out, and needs
Or. Pierce's Favorite Prescription.
the only medicine guaranteed to cure
debilita'ed women. How many
overworked American ladies we see
with lac'c-lustfu eyes and haggard
faces, growing old before their time,
from tlio.5c exhausting ai'ments that
men know nothing of. They can be
permanently cured bv this renieuy,
as numberless grateful women will
attest. Price refunded, if it fails to
sive satisfaction in every case. See
guarantee printed on bottle-wrapper.
"I know that my fatner would
much prefer private life," says
liussell Harrison. Let none of the
delegates, however, be driven off by
. . 1 1 T- - TI.
this disclosure, benjamin Har
rison is always ready to sacrifice
himself for his country. Courier
Poanoke Beacon : Cotton was
completely washed away by a heavy
rain storm an oaturuay in me
Mackey's ferry section. We hear
that the farmers will plough up the
ground and put corn where the
TOWN AND COUNTY.
"There's a Chiel Amang ye Takin Notes
AND rAITH HE'LL PRENT THEM."
The K. and S. Kurveyora.
The surveying corps of this road
have moved their tents to Kindley'i
mill, just east of Mt. Pleasant. They
are surveying between there and a
point about four miles back. The
fact that great pains is taken and
extreme care in avoiding grades over
II per cent, are signs that the No. 8
people believe extremely good. They
are happy ; very happy. They have
selected a site for the depot and are
talking about macadamization al
Still at Ilia Trade
Jack Ramsey says in his Salisbury
"A shower of buttins fell just
yeast of the town Monday. The
ground was covered to a debth of
two inches in places. Most of bur
people think that it were caused by
batohelor Jim Cook trying to sow on
If Jack Ramsey will call we will
gladly present him with a dictionary
and Smith's grammar.
Is It True?
The agricultural report sent out
from Raleigh on the 10th says that
the cotton crop is 85 per cent This
can not be true. Mr. J.A.Sims,
who has just returned from a meet
ing of business 8gents in Raleigh,
reports that eighteen representatives
from different Bections of the State
were discussing crop prospecta. Their
opinion is that at present the crop
promises only 50 per cent It is a
question about the accuracy of these
agricultural reports that go out from
At Ills Home.
The Gastonia Gazette, after pub
lishing some news abont Rev. Robin
son, recently called to the pastdrate
of the Presbyterian church in Gas
tonia, says: "Mr. Robinson is a
man of culture and lefinement, in
the prime and vigor of life. He
impresses us as a man who has opin
ions, and courtesy and charity with
them. He is also a student and
an observer. He will see not every
thing, but only what he looks at
That he will see thrffugh and
through. He begins work with a
strong church, a faithful and gen
erous congregation. He will like
his people and they will like him."
After Forty Years.
Mr. J. C. Scott, born and partially
raised in No. 11 township, and who
has been living in Mississippi, came
in Thursday night He ha3 been away
forty years. He is a cousin of Col
A. 0. Scott, and has three sisters in
JVlr. bcolt was surpuseu to see
what had taken place. The town
has completely changed, for when
he left there was no hotel, only a
boarding house kept by a Mr. Area.
His son, Prof. J. S. Scott, a bright
young man, accompanies him. Prof,
Scott is principal of a flourishing
school in Conehatta, Miss. Mr
Scott tells us that corn is "out in
tassels " in his country. They will
spend four weeks iu the county.
Parties attending commencement
report everything as it shou'd be.
The trustees' meeting on Tuesday
was . looked forward to with much
interest, as the question of the col
lege's removal to Charlotte or some
other city is again under discussion.
On this point the following item in
their report will give the status of
the- matter now :
1 It is not competent for this
board to take any action looking to
the dissolution or destruction of the
entity of Davidson College.
2. While we are not prepared to
take any definite action in the prem
ises, we see no lnsurmountaoie ob
stacles in the way of removing the
college 'o some other point, espe
cially in the State of North Carolina.
And as to the suggested connection
of Davidson College with the pro
posed South Atlantic University,
they have this to say :
3. We further see noiusnrmount
able difficulty in developing the pro
postd university in connection with
Davidson College as the academic
nucleus, either on the present site or
at such other place as may prove
lawful and feasible.
On Tuesday evening the literary
societies held thtir aunual reunion.
The alumni orator of the Phi.
Society was C. Alpbonso Smith, of
Johns ' Hopkins, and of the -Eii.,
Rev. Jasper K. Smith, of Atlanta,
Ga., formerly of Conyers, G.i. Kotb
are popular, talented and loyal
alumni of Davidson.
Mr. J. S. Verner, ex-comptroller of
South Carolina, delivered an address
on Wednesday, which was received
with hearty applause. He was a
student there twenty-tix years ago,
in war times, when there were only
seventeen students at the college.
Now one bund ed and twenty-tive
Great regret was felt tbat Hon. F.
I. Otborne, of Charlot'e, failed to
reach the college and deliver the
literary address. He was detained
by an important case in the Federal
Wednesday night the junior con
bst for the orator's mulal took
place. James B. Wharey, of Moor, s
ville. is oiu of the contestants from
the Phi. Society.
ihe trustees ox iaviuson iviiege
con I erred the dei;rw of P. P. on
Rev. J. II. Thorn well, of Fort Mill,
S. C. This is well demvod, and
his many friends in Concord apr-iv
ciate the mutual honor.
lly the Salisbury W:i luiinii.
Some work done on the streets.
The town of High Point went
dry four to one. A delegation
from this place will go to Morehead,'
One store dummy had a chill.
China Grove and Lin wood will
have electric lights before Salisbury.
J. B. Lanier has commenced
Is the new name for the Stanly
Observer. This is what we find in,
the editorial column: "Published
Every Thursday at Albemarle, N. C.
Thursday, June 11th, lS'Jl. Rates
of advertising: One square one in
sertion, $1.00. BPfe-Special rate3 for
larger spaGe.nBa Published by 'Old
Arm Chair Club.' Rates of sub
scription : One copy, one year, $1.00 ;
six months, 50; three months, o.".
Entered at the postofliee, Albemarle,
N. C, as second class stuff. An
nouncement," which is along edito
rial that rings like steel and cuts
like a long and tempting kuife.
Then we find this:
Are broken down from overwork or household
cares Brown's Iron Iiitters
rebuilds the system, niils digestion, removes ex
cess of bile, and cures malaria. Get the genuine.
It is most assuredly written by the,
legal hand of the "plural" editor.
No ordinary man could write that
way, not even the News' "devil."
And. thi3 item shows mechanical
skill no ordinary printer could set
it with so much taste.
The News has an artist Tiie
picture of the Yadkin train is on
the editorial page ; and the schedulo
below is proof enough that the News
has a free pass this is "discretion."
The News is a kicker a regular
Blackstone kicker for it says in a
bloody way and with a thirsty and
hungry stomach that "if the Hon.
Judge of the Federal Court which
convenes at Charlotte this week were
to take notice of the cases sent from
Stanly, he would certainly direct
that a juror be chosen from th"i3
The News has one other item that
will tickle the world. In fact it is
a discovery, a powerful discovery.
The infant has discovered such a
thing as a "sarcastic pea." There's
a genius on tne Jews. iive mm
The Standard sees no ad. in it
from the Louisiana lottery, hence the
editor is carrying out the resolutions
of the directors.
May the News always print the
news, it is a welcome kuss ai mis
office if it is komic. The Standard
knows the editors, and has arranged
to print their pictures.
A I.ovc Sons In M t int.
"My modest, niatcbless Madeline!
Mark my melodious midnight moons;
Much may my melting music mean
My modulated monones."
This young man stayed out too late,
serenading his lady love. He caught
a cold, which developed into catarrh,
but he cured it with Dr. Sage's
Catarrh Remedy, a sovereign specific
for chronic cases, "Cold in the Head,
Catarrhal Ileadche." It corrects the
tainted breath, stops the offensive
discharges, heals tha irritated throat
and nose, leaving the head clear, and
smell and taste unimpaired. It costs
but 50 ceuts, and the proprietors
offer in good faith $500 for a case
they cannot cure.
Alamance Gleaner: Oa Satur
day, May 30th, there arrived here
two heifers and one one bull, aged
respectively two years, eighteen
months and three months, of the
Holstein-Freisian breed, from the
fine herd of Messrs. Nelson Warren
& Son, of Newark, Delaware, who
are engaged in breeding this celebra
ted breed of cattle. Mesrrs. J. 15.
Montgomery and J. D. Kernodlc
were the purchases.
It U easy to say of anything, especial
ly of a medicine, that it is "the best";
but to show the reason of its superiority
to the satisfaction of the public, may te
quite another matter. "When we aflirm,
however, that Ayer's Sarsaparilla U
superior to any other Wood medicine,
we make no inconsiderate statenientj5S
but tell the plain, unvarnished truth.
Other so-called blood-purifiers may pro
duce a temporary exhilaration, which ia
mistaken for cure ; but the cures effect
ed by taking Ayer's Sarsaparilla ara
radical and permanent. It not only
purifies tho blood, but renews and in
vigorates that fluid.
Ayer's Sarsaparilla has been In tisa
for the bettei- part of half a century, and
has achieved a success which is without
parallel in the history of medicine.
People early learned to appreciate it
value as a purifier of tho blood, ami
the lapse of years has only confirmed
and strengthened the popular opinion
of its merits.
Only the choicest and most approved
ingredients enter into tho composition
of Ayer's Sarsaparilla, and theso aro
secured regardless of cost. It is oa this
principle that the Honduras sarsaparilla
root is exclusively used in this prepara
tion. Tho domestio variety is cheap
and abundant, U-ing indigenous a'.l
over the American continent, but it has
little medicinal valuo compared wilh
the richer growth of tho tropics. There
fore it is that the extract of tin Hon
duras root, solely, forms xV.o basis t
Ayer's preparation, tho other ir..j;reu:
ents being stillinp, po'.ophyI'ttTr., yfl
low dock, aud the !odide ct pctOs.-r.i
The effect prodavxd by tVs ic.jrr
clients depends largely upon t. pr
portions used, vV it U or.ly Ty t
greatest Vu in ottvrv vt;r iV lut'I-st
the rvmarVsWo aUvMtiv -d tot i
iwunsl. Th ap',iRv if AyrNi
lbortvry &iv ;r:;-t: tl twty, i-d
in ptwuuas ,v;W!l t-:r,-t ov
tar nw inrww tvn o" N
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