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GIVE US A TRIAL.
pleia.de last night.
One of the Grandest Social events of
the Season-Some of Whom Were
The reception given, by the seven
young ladits who compose the
"Pleiades" Thursday night was one
of tbe grandest social events ever
had in (juMnlle city. The rtcep
tioi was given at Ur. R S Youngs.
The spacious daacing room was
artistically decorated with cedars
and mistletoe and pink and green
drapery,the colors of the ''Pleiades."
The souvenirs were beentifully
tinted starsTwith seven points, on
one side a four-leaf clover tied with
diinty ribbons of pink and greer,
and the motto "la Lnck We Trust."
Oa the other was "The Pleiades,
Dec. 27th, '91."
The dancing continued until a
late hour and the pleasures of last
evening will linger for sometime
with the voting participants.
LuncbsKasEerved by Mrs. EE
Gib3on, whose excellent management
makes such occasions so inviting
and pleasant for every one. -
Quite a number of visitors were in
attendance. Ae;ong others of the
young folks who were presen were :
Miss Mary DVane, of Wilming
ton, and Mr. C 11 Montgomery ; Miss
Fannie Watt Guerrant, of Danvil!
Va., and Mr. Maur' Richmond;
Miss Mianie Gray, of Charlotte, and
Mr. D Frank Cannon, Jr.; Miss
Agnes Moss and Mr. Ed. Hill ; Miss
Kate Mema and Mr. : Miss
Belle Means and Mr. Ed. Moss ; Miss
Fannie ilill and Mr. Burton Craipe;
of Washington ; Miss Emily Gib;ou
and Mr. Archibald Ilenderson, cf
Salisbury : Miss Elizabeth Gibson
and Mr. George Richmond, of D:m
ville, Yd. ; Miss Kate Gibson and
Mr. Warile-yodson, of Salisbury ;
Miss J,anie lrvin and Mr. R L
Keesler ; Miss Madge Wadsworth. of
Charlotte, and Mr. Joe Cannon ,
Miss Mamie Morrip, of Raleigh, and
J F Yorke; Miss Lucy Moutgoinerv
and Benton Craveu ; Miss Maggie
Cannon and Charles ;lontgcmery,
Jr. ; Miss Cora Lentz and Morrison
Mr. H G Ritz, Concord's musician
and manager of the string band fur
nished music for the occasion.
A Minister in Clover.
Jev. J O Alderman is spending
his third year in Concord as paster
of the Baptist church. His people
show their appreciation by giviug
him large congregations. And they
show their appreciation in another
way. On Christmas, 1S92, they
presented him a nice gold watch and
chain; on Christmas, 1893, they pre
sented him a nice overcoat, and on
Chftmas just passed, (1894) they
presented him a purse with which
to furnish himself with baptismal
robe. Nor is this all, just before
Thanksgiving last they sent him in
a nic3 load of groceries, as aTnanka
giving presen. '1 hen again before
Christmas just passed they remem
bered him again and decided that he
should not fast dming Cbr.slma.3,
. 8ndiug hi:a many good things.
lLv. Aiderman and his wife very
much appreciate the good will of the
Two More in Jail.
Ohas. Branic, the negro who at
tempted to ravish Mary Gibson,
whote character is "unblemished,"'
ad she sajs, was tried before 'Squire
Kimmons on Monday and was. com
mitted to iail without bail, where he
.spent Christmas. The evidence
iDiu)cent,when court comes.
Tom Moore, one of the colored
neu who has; so promiscuously
adorned our streets with his inaig
mficant presence for some time, was
arrested and put in jail for abandon
ing his wife. He gazes oat upon
the snowy bills this morning from
behind the bars with a chuckle of
d dight at the thought of having
nothing to do but enjoy tbe luxuries
of thatcomfortable den, now that
winter is on in full blast. .j
Tnere is a class of this kind of
people who infest every town, and
we are glad to know that e'eps are
; bei g taken to clear our streets of
A Having; Instance.
'Tell me, honestly," said the
novel reader to the novel writer,
"did you ever see a woman who
stood . and tapped f.the floor , im
pa'ieny "with Irer-to for several
moments, as yon describe
"Yes," wa3the thonghfful reily,
"I did once." ."
" Who was she ?Vr;--:' Vsv :
S'-v ag a clog dancerT Exs
A KILLING IN VIRGINIA.
A Former Ilesiclent in Marlon, K. ".,
Kills a Virginian am!, if Canli!,
Knoxvilie, Tenn., Dec. 27. A
terrible tragedy is reported from
Bickley's Mills, Va., in which J W
Williams shot ai d killed Bass Bick
ley. They were m Walter Dicken
son's store when Williams accosted
Bickley aad told him he wanted to
talk to hiuj. As they started out cf
the store Williams shot Bickley
twice, killing him instintly. The
first shot penetrated his breast neai
the heart which turned him around
and the second took tffect' in the
back near the spinal colujin. The
murderer has not been captuied, but
he cannot make his eseape for there
is a large posse pursuiu him.
The murder bai created a great
sensation, und if he :s captured he
m-iy be lynched.
Williams is a low, hfavy set eu'J.
with dark sandy hain.rd aiustacliu,
and is about 33 vrara old. lie for
merly resided at Marion, Ir, C.
II list 3iiJff Blisliioss.
While our merchants enjoyed a
good fall trade and our mechanics
and laboring men were putting in
full tice for the past month, our
Register of Deeds was about as biuy
as anybody else.;- Since the first day
or becember thirtvitour marriage
licenses haye been issued. Whether
this flourishing business is due to
the Pops, being in power or nor, we
rre unableto say, tut it is revalent
in Davidson county as well as this
one. Davidson had issued forty up
to the 2G h, and as we got it, "it's
not a good month for marriages up
"I cannot imagine," s:iid the min
ister, "any more shocking, danger
ous, painful and trying situation for
any young girl to be placed in iban
to be engaged to two men at the
same time. Think what must be the
sensations of a young woman who
finds herself in a position so dai;r
ous so (iisgracLiul ?"
"I shouid thins it might make
her feel a little soupy," returned the
young iauy, glancing lighly ar, a
picture of her father's summer hunie
at Bur Harbor ; "but I never got
down as far as that. The smallest
line of men I eyer had on my hai;do
was three." Puck.
Pittsburg, Dec. 27. The wose
scale for the L'dgarrThomsou Steel
Works cf the Cara'?ie Steel Com
pany at Eradtbck, has bren pre
sented to the workmen. The xtew
scale- makes a prneral reduction in
all depsriiucnts, including the com
mon laborers. The only esceptios e
are etcp'oyes of lLe foundries and
the builders. Tho x eduction in
the blobt furnace department
amounts to 15 per cent, in other
departments tho reductions are the
same that were imposed it the
Items Fiona the Manly Jows.
A "?r'.!-;!a';c ; :irade" gotten u,;
by tbe '-ovs crc-atec! soaie amusement
in town Christmas d.iy. A ciown
riding a donkey and an ex team
currying a crowd of bojs wearing
falsa faces were the principal foa
tuie3. The following marriages have oc
curred in this county since our last
ifsui ; Mr. James Thouinton and
Miss Eliza J Bowers, Mr. J E Rus
sell and Mis3 Laruh 1 Vanhov, Mr.
Anderson Wat kins and Miss Mabtl
Rush, Llr. J C Furr and C L Mor
ton, Mr. J A Hinson and Miss Sarah
A Huneycutt, Mr. W II Wilhoit ai.d
Miss Ada Bialock.
Mr. W A Moncure, now of West
Elizabeth, Pa., spent the Christinas
holidays in Albemarle. Mr. Mon
cure is pleasantly reruernberedere
as a member cf the corps of en
gineers who constructed the Yadkin
railroad, but what business brings
him here now con only be guessed
by the fact that he came in on tbe
same train on ffhich one of the towu'o
fair daughters returned home.
Kweet Long Ago.
Just twenty-seven years ago the
23rd of last May, Register of Defds
Weddington was issued his marriage
license. There is nothing particular
interesting about it more tnau that
his was the first license registered ou
the big book he is now using, and
that, the license was drawn, up by
the lute J O Wallace, who' was then
managing those affairs about th
court houfe.- Tne late J W Barrier
performed the marri ge ceremony
for Mr. Weddington, being he first
man the Rev. Barrier eyer married
-"What isVour idea of .happiness ?"
"Nothing! to do and lots of lime
to di it in' Texas Sif tings.
GEORGIA CAPITOL BUivXE'J.
rm!oHlteHr an Incenstiary Fir
'I lie ns5Ial All HeeuTnrnotl Out.
Atlanta, Ga, Dec. 27 The oil
capito', now an oliici building, was
ablaze for two hours thi3 mo.nin;:
and the damage cannot be repuird
for -eaa than $GO,CO This includes
losses cu effice furniture and o
stocks of dregs and paints.
Without doubt it is an iucenuiaty
Cre. When the firemen reached the
upper part of the building they
found the fourth acd fifth stories
filled wLh gas. They turned off
more than 100 jets from which gas
A high wind was blowing and
swept clouds of sparks for block,
ecdangering million of property.
The fire burned furiously from 2:45
o'clock until 5 o'clock.- In this time
the-thir j, fourth and Cfih stories on
the west ving were burned out. The
whole roof was practically burned
Gl2. Fiftetu Hues of bore were
playing c:i th fire, flooded tbe
building cud filled the basemei-.t to
a depth ci three feet.
Venable Brothers, v. ho own tbe
building, lose $30,000. The Masouic
k"Je3 and the Lights Temp'ar lost
ail their parph-.'rr.aiia. Jafob, the
drugict, loses 10,000 on stocks in
the basement. The Tripod Paint
Company loses $7,000 on stock.
Twenty other tenants cf the build-,
ing lose from $:00 to'$l,000on
furniture and oCicefixtures.
Veaable Brothers carry 125,000
insurance ou t!i3 property. The
ouilditig looks t) be t unsafe end
may b- condemned tomorrow.
The inspectors condemned the
building tonight. Threofour!s of
ft- must be torn down. The capitot
has ljng beeu considered unsafe.
Ropes are stre;chod across Forsyth
street, cutting cfT an electric car
line. Cars are not allov.-t.-d to pass
Tno lioyk IlreuU t!t- lee and ."?Ian.v the
Early Suaduy morning the sport
ing element of our youth was seen
with his ekates, ncme going to
Morris' poad, some to the ponds at
the depot and some to the mud holes
on the Three .Mile branch .AH of
tne above named places anord good
3iz;d ponds aLd ice wa3 several
inches thick, on which skating was
done u!i day aad to a latu Lour at
Although the wind was high s-.ud
uold the boys braved it as though it
v.f-re a iuaimcr dy, so euthuttd atul
crimed v.ere they over the first daj's
Two bovs, one whit?, (we withhold
his name) im '. one colored, a Cald
well b'jy, g3t good duckings, they
having yentured cut where the ittt
was tco thin. As was natural, both
beys say it was thtir laet Sunday on
the ice for fun.
How many of these young men,
we wouicr, thought of his boyhood
day3 and the teachings of a clear,
grey-haired father and mother, uuu
the resolutions Le made when he had
committed to memory lofoiu-Lh Com-
maddment, "Remember the Sabbath
day to keep it holy, etc."
ifcLtville.iN. C. Dec. 27. John
Beatty's elegant retidenee, tholiun-
galow, four miles vest of Asheviilc,
was burned to the ground last
night. It id the Lousa Henry S,
Ives died in, Losst8H,CC0, insuiod
for $7, CC0. Beatty and family 16ft
jctterday for Florida.
.I i tmmm
Sostie Itir IIoks.
Mr. John A Clinc, tbe tallest man
in the county, killed two of the
biggest hogs yet reported, 'the lar
gest one weighed 507 pound3 and
the smallest 421, making Mr. Cline
nearly one thousand pounds of
pork, the two weighing 92S. These
Ucgs were 13 months old. Mr. Cline
is a long, keen good one, even at hog
raising. His smallest one beat th?
Standard's by 3 pounds.
All well in our community. No
special news to chronicle at present.
A good many are marrying this
winter, which 16 said to be a sign
of hardtimt s, but we hope it is not
the caae this year. . We hope to see
peace and pleutyall oldlisbta paid
akd every-btdy in good shape for
another year, but notwithstanding it
locks gloomy now.
We wish the editor much success
and happy and prosperous New
Year, and a good patronage end
plenty of good news for the people.
1 ' Rabinger.
Miss Nannie Alexander has moved
her millinery goods in with Mor
rison, Lf ntz & Co., and Swmk will
move his beef market iito the room
vacated by Miss Alexander.
CONCORD N. C, THURSDAY,; JANUARY 3,
It was not a joke it did snow.
The infant child of Mr. W F . A
Propst is seriously lil.
Frosted windows were numeroMP
Master Cioud Corl is quite sick at
his home on Depot street.
It was a pretty sight - the snow
falling and sun shining.
We enjoyed watching the children
playing in the snow, the beautiful
A suitable reward will be given
for the return of our devil who es
caped vehile we were taking holiday.
As an effort towards putting it
self in better odor with tbe world
Chicago wants to prohibit cigarette
ScelyV sentence will be'Treifed
for good behavior in jail, wliich is an
excellent argument for bank officials
doing better while out of jail.
Those enthusiasts who took ad
vantage cf the time to play foot-ball
had the holiday arkl something to
In giving the weights of the
Charlottefootball team the News
nuts Frank O Rogers at 180. This
is pretty good for Frank.
A petition in fifty languages bear
ing on liquor selling has been got
ten up bv the W. C. T. U. It shows
he Indies still depend largely on
A small colored boy was dragged
through the street Thursday after
noon by a cow. The cow got some
what nervous and capered around
town at a terrific ra'e.'
Sir. J L Edd'eman and family
h.ive moved back to Concord from
Charlo'te. Mr. Eddlcman will
travel for the Charlotte Machine
Company and will go on the road
abotrT January 15.
It i3 said of a young nnu in town
that while calling on his 'best gin'
one riht not long Eince, hefel
adec-p. W? wonder if n was the
magnetic influence of the young
lady or a.i overdose of Christmas
A sensa.ional murder wa3 com
mitted in East Tennessee Friday.
One man pith a shot gun and piatol
attempted to t&ke the iivt's of an
other man and wife. He did not
t lacaed in corumittiug the trrribli
deedand lost his own life.
When the reporter was on his
usual rounds thi3 morning, .juite
number would say, wh:-u he would
ask for news, "don't know anything
much, ouiy it's cold,"' just if we
wei'3 not aware of it.
Dr. Alvin W Corrier, of Durham,
wa3 in th city Friday. Dr. Corrier
has not beeu to Concord in fifteen
years, and says our town has the ap
pearance oT hustle aud enterprise.
His trip was not only for pleasure,
as he was monkeying around the
court house all day.
Mr. Andrew Grier, who has for
the past several months been -with
C W S-.vink and ha is agenial, gocd
fellow, left today for Harriaburg
his home, where he will, spend a
week or ten days before going to
the A. & M. College, Raleigh.
Mrs. J O Alderman is spending
the Christmas holidays at her
father's in Sampson county, N. C.
She will return January 3, bringing
home her two children that haye
been spending some months with
Among others who went over to
Charlotte today cre: Mra. Dr
Young, Miss Jatiie'Erviu and Messrs
Andrew Grier, C Richmond MonU
gomery, Frank O Rogers, J C
Wadsworth, George Richmoad, oC
Daaville. and Burton Craig, Chas.
Montgomery, S J Lowe, W S Bing
Mr. W L WisemiD, a native of
this county, and Miss Sallie Harvey,
of Neapolis, Va.,. were married at
4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon iu
the Neapolis Baptist church. They
arrived in tbe city ou the 9 o'clock
train last night and will spend sev
eral days with friends and relatives
here before taking a trip to Florida.
Oar North Carolina folks muei
not be so dreadful hard up, if one is
to judge by the number whose
houses haye been broken into and
robbed of considerable sams of
money. Several such instances hiye
been reported recently and here-is
still another: The house of Mr. A
P Long, at Roxboro, was entered
Sunday night and $9G0 In cash
stolen. Ons hundred dollars ol the
amount was in gold. Four $20
gold pices had LsngVinitial cut on
them. Salisbury Herald.
Evidtmly foiumbi, was not in it.
. Many cf our merchants are taking
stlk this wf ek.
Te campers had a cold tim of it
Mrs. Nicholson has moved into
he-new house on Mill street.
We don't want any snowballs on
f The snowball hurled at us was
The plumbers of tha town are
pastures fresh and green, so to
Owing to the indisposition of tbe
pastor, there were no services in All
Saint3 church Sunday night.
. :i ' " .
" Our office boy put in his satanic
ipearanoe tirs mormncr, alter a
week's abesence from the force.
The northbound passenger train
was five or six hours late this, Mon
Mayor Brevard, of Charlotte, gave
tne city police force of that place a
As a freezing point, the end of the
icicle antedates the making of the
Carrying them out doesu't imply
that good resolutions are not suited
to the atmosphere cf the home.
A Mrs. Corrier died at Forest
I-Iill Friday night of pneumonia,
having been sick only a few days.
The cold weather in Florida is the
severest ever known. There is four
inches of snow at Tallahassee and
other points iu that state.
An old time snowballing was one
of the many ways the boys showed
their appreciation for the shot be
ing with us.
Rev. II M Elair, former pastor of
Forest Hill church, will preach to
hi3 old congregation at that church
tomorrow at 11 o'clock.
A gjrmaD will be given at Patter
sou's Hall. Monday "night." ""Our
young folks are looking for a "great"
Everybody, almost, has heard or
used the expression: ' I'll bet my
hat !' We know a young man who
was so unfortunate as to not possess
Water pipes running from the
main one to priyate residences were
frozen. Several of the the waste
The young uan who suffered the
gonie3 of having his long hair
rolleU in paper looks as if he might
have been on the "razee" Dr. John
son saw sometime ago.
Quite a number of farmers were
in toivn ana groups were seen in
severd of the stores. Politics
seemed to be as hot as they were be
fore the elec ion.
The colored people will celebrate
New Year's day by making a gret
demonstration of their free Ameri
can citizenship. They will have the
Besides having flushed purses",
Bbme of the boys who witnessed the
football game in Charlotte Friday
returned with flushed faces. Of
course the weather had that effect on
While looking through our box of
curios we find one graveyard rabbit
foot, three rings f rem a raccoon tail,
two buckeyes and n 'possum ear. We
lack the right wing of a jay bird and
our "hoodoo" paraphernalia will be
Idr. C G Foust, of Texas, brother
of ex-cashier Foust of the Salisbury
JS'atioual Bank, is iu Salisbury get.
ting up a petition to Gov. Carr, ask
ing his brother's paruon aud libera
tion. The petition thus far is a
strong one. "
Fi lends of Rev. M G G Scheier,
of St Jamea Lutheran churcn, r.
membered him Christmas, in ad
dition to other things, to the tcne of
a handsome overcoat; nhi.e Mrs.
Scherer was presentsd with au tie
garit silver tea service. -
Mr. 1) M Miller, of tbe firm of
Holmes & Miller, tobacconists of
Salisbury, wad in the city to inter
view Mr. Carter who has bem sell
ing tobacco in a way contrary to law
He used one of thesaid firms boxes
and this connects them with it.
Carter exhonorates the firm.
Rev. H M Blair, who is so favor
ably known iu our midst as ,an able
minister and clever newspaper man,
preached two able sermons to our
citizens Sunday. He preached at
Forest Hill where he was once pastor,
iu the morning and at the First
Presbyterian church at night. Mr.
Blair 'is a welcome visitor to -our
THAT TOBACCO SCRAPE.
Mr. Illlenian Interviwecl by a Ntaiw!
Saturday about dusk a Stand in'
reporter saw Mr. Hileaian find 1; u)
an interview wi'h him about tha
tobacco scrape, who stated his s;tii
of the c-.se as follows :
"Carter was in our neighborhood
with hi3 wagon, whiskey and tobacco
He stopped at my mill, where severni
others and myself were at work, lie
offered his tobacco for sale. We U
wanted to purchase, but were nil
willing to pay 2oc per pound for the
quality we bought, 80 we agreed to
give him 20c per pound for 19
pounds, paying for it myself. Af tei
the tobacco had been dumped out of
the box on the scales, I furnished
two men, (he wouldn't give their
names) with as much a3 they desired
at the same price I had paid for it.
There was.no agreement,'' he said,
"about giving the box back 10
Carter, a3 1 haye been charged with.
Carter remarked three times that he
would keep the box, as he bad noth
ing to feed out of, and if I violated
any Jaw in letting him have the box
back, it was unintentionally. There
is no man living who can say 1 have
dealt in tobacco or whiskey. I did
not give the box back for Carter tc
refill. He said he had nothing to
feed out of, and natuially we let
him take it, 1 having been placed in
a similar position when traveling
with wagon or buggy. I always
carry a box. Carter was in our
neighborhood for several days with
his blockade, and. was drunk and
disorderly when k'st I saw him."
Mr. Uileman didn't knowingly
violate any law, but the ignorance of
law does not excuse him.
Mr. Hileman is very much hurt at
the thought of the people of his own
county thinking him an ally of
Having represented Cabarrus
county two terms in the General As
sembly of North Carolina aud not
being posted on reveu'ie laws speaks
rather "ball tor our houofedTnau,
Mr. Hilemaa .says all these
charges are brought against him
for political effect, and after he has
served thir term its the Legislature,
he will never allow his name to come
before the people for public office,
lis said he had no political ambition
and that li3 allowed hia name to run
merely as a compliment to himself.
Ignorance is not bliss in all cases,
neither is it folly to be wise.
Aim! the Door Receipts are Attaelieil
liy a f rcttitoror HisSon Desha.
Cincinnati, Dec. 27 Col Brecken
ridge spoke at the Pike opera house
tonight on "Eras of American De
vtlopement and Their Great Men'
He bad an audience cf 250, seventy
five of whom were women, His
lecture was flowery and pleasing to
hear, but was received with little
enthusiasm. In the mit!3t of it a
rumor spread over Ihe house that
the door receipts had been attached
by Miss Pollard but this proved a
mistake. The receipts were attached
but it was ty a lecal notary public,
to secure a 5.00 fee for takiDg a
deposition ior i esha in his father's
case. Congressman Breckenriuge,
accompanied by Mrs. Breckenridge
and his son De3ha arrived in the
city from Charle'seon, West Virginia,
It May Do as Ilneb tor Ion
Mr. Fred Miller, of Irying, 111.
writes that he bao. a severe Kidney
trouble far mauy years, with severe
pains in his back and also that his
bladder was affected. He tried mauy
so called kidney cures but vithout
any good result. Aoout a jear ago
he be g'an the use of Electric Bitters,
and found relief at or.ee. Elictric
Bitters is especially adapted to cure
all kidney and liver troubles and
often gives almost instant relief.
One trial will prove our statement
Price only 50c. for large bottle. At
Fetzer'd Drug store.
Marriage at t'auuon vllle.
Sunday morniug at the hour of 9,
Rev. Shealey, of the Cannouville
Lutheranxhurch, united iu matrj
mony Mr. Tnomas Allmm to Miss
Evvie Ritch, at the home of Mrs.
MeLeliand. Miss Ritch is u danghs
ter of Mr. C A Ritch, who runs the
pump bouse for the Southern, md
Mr. Allman is an operative in the
Cannon' mill. .
Dr. L M Archey returned Satur
day morning from Washington, D.
C. A fnl! minion' type column
would fail to hold the doctor's
happy, pleasant account of his trip
and the joyous associatiou with Rev.
Wright G Campbell during hia Btay
in the Capital city.- M j the doctor
have many repetitions of "this visit to
the legislative and senatorial happy
WHOLE NO. 350
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
TOUGH ON CABARRUS.
Our Representative in a Scrape fal
ter Brought His Kamc Into Piny.
Our Representaaive it seems, is in
a bard row, judging from current
rumors. We had heard Mr. Hit
man's name in connection with the
John Carter scrape, but gave it no
credit, us we did not believe it. The
following appears in the Salisbury
Herald:- - '
"It seeni3 that John Carter h td
bc;?n arrested for sellingsome otlor
firm's brand of tobacco out of
a Holmes & Miller box. This violas
tion of the revenue law was explained
by Carter, who was behind the brs
of Cabarrus county's jail. He h.id
bought some of H. & M's tobacco in
one of their boxes, from a bur in
Salisbury, and after disposing of it
had taken the box to Hunttrsvilie
and filled it with "Labor's Choice"
which he was disposing of when
caught. "A F ilileman,;tne Pop rep-resentatiye-elect
from Cabarrus, i.i
in the soup" with Carter, having
bought tobacco from him at a very
ow price and returned the boxes t;j
Now, the Standard didn't think a
man of honor (l-1) like Mr. Hilemau
would be guilty of a misdemeanor of
this kind, he being our Representa
tive and a man of la acknowledge.
The charge is probably (?) false.
Everything is frozen pp, and if
the freeze will continue just forty
eight hours longer the ponds around
town rill afford r-.rir, snort for
At 6 o'clock thi3 (Saturday)
morning the thermometer was down
to 4 degrees above zero, the lowest
it has been this winter, this being
the first cold Enap,
Many of our citizens were caught
napping, and we hear of a great
number of flowers and hot house
plants being Killed by the severe
Morris's pond will, no doubt, Cad
many of our young people out there
tonight and tomorrow taking ad
vantage of the freeze and enjoying
a good skate.
The ice is already three inches
thick aud still a-freezing.
Mr. Martin Propst, of No. 5
township, and pirtie3 from Nos. 3
and 10 townships, say birds can be
teen all along the road frcz?n stiff,
?o cold it is.
Kniarhts of the Maccabees.
The State commander writes us
from Lincoln, Neb., as followF: "Af
ter trying ether medicines for what
seemed to be a very obstinate cough
in oi.r two-children we tried Dr.
King's New Diseoye-ry--and at the
end of two days the cough; fnfiroly
left them. We will not be
it hereafter, as our ejerienco proyes
tnat it cures . where all other re
mediea fail' Signed F W Stevens,
State Com. Why not give this
great medicine a trial, as it is guar
anteed aid trial battles are free at
Fetzr's Drug store Rt-gular :zt
5oc and $1 00.
Sadden Death at Forest Hill.
Alexandr Barre't, a youth of 17
years, died suddenly at Forest Hill
Friday night between 12 and 1
o'clock. Thevonng man was em
ployed ia the weave room in No. 4
mill and worked yesterday (Friday)
11 day and went to his home as
usual after his day'a work was done
He was a bright, sober and industri
ous youth and was liked by all who
knew him. He had heart trouble
The boy passed away without a
Not Tet Equipped.
A young man ia town is playing in
hard luck, yet his friend thought
they were doing the right thing by
him Christmas when they bo kindly
remembered him by sending him a
shaving mug and brush and a gold
shirt button. He is out taking up
subscriptions to get h;mself a razor
and a shirt, that he may be able to
put his presents into use.
Two Bieicrocs Try to Kill Tneinselvcs.
Macon, Ga., Dec. 28. A Strong
and F Caruthere, two negroea who
were recently convicted of murder
in Pulaski county and seut here for
safe keeping, tried to take their Uvea
this morning by swallowing eome
poisonous drug. .
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YEira THAT IS NEWS
cmm TTC i I I'M JT A T
AFTjiR THE BALL.
Reminiscences of Wednesday Night
Which Is Uppermost in Many Minds.
It is U3eles3 to a3k us who our post
is, but the following was ran upon
by the Standard reporter :
The Pleiades ball was a lovely affair,
The boys were so manly the girls were
And each was as hannv and e&y as a lark
Or heeded the coid of,the bleak, outside
For v. iihin it wasail so warm and bright!
O'er the Pleiades colars, the pink and
The brilliant iishts shed a golden sheen,
The music of Hitz was beyond compare
And the spirit of Christmas Was all
through the air;
As the girls' little feet twinkled over th
They felt there was nothing their hearts
could ask more.
The elegant lunch was all it should be,
And was eaten vnlk merriest chatter and
Not the least thing was there the pleas
ure to mar,
And eacli pucst bore away a bright,,
seven pointed star.
As a sweet souvenir of the Pleiades ball.
That will lonir tie sweetly remembered
T : .'.'fsrocs to Ilanr.
A.hevi!Je, N. C, Dec. 29-
Supreme cor:ri h .s affirmed the de
cision in the cas-? cf Billy McDanielr
colored, an, I le will hung January
11th if l.otLnig occurs to prevent.
His partner. Henry Webb, is sent
euced to hang .it the same time, but
his counsjls are etideavoriLg to have
tbe sentence commuted.
- l. In I..itmtmna ...ut i
i iie3 or no pay requirec
box. For sale at P. B. Fetzer's Drug;
'A Thin of Beauty."
"Winter and "Summer" were
never more charmingly pictured
than they are this seasan on Hood's
Sarsaparilla Calendar. This calen
dar is made in the shape of a heart
and is ornamented with two child
faces, lithocrrphel iu bright and
nat ural colors, one peeping out, amid
the snow fiakea, from a dainty capr.
and the other lighted up with ail '
the glo?y of the summer sunshine.
The usual information about the
lunar changes and other astronomi-.
cal events is given, and the calendar,
besides being "a thing of beauty" is
also useful eyer day in the year. It
may be obtained at the druggist's.
Arrest oi'a Stamp Clerk.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 29.
Chief Inspector Po3t today received
atelegraui from I hattanooga, Tenn ,
stating tnat Inspectors Whiteside,
ill had caused tha ai
rest ff P H
u, po8t-offic3 for
It was Mr3. Coyer, Instead of Cox
rit r, as the Standard had it, who
died at Foreet Uv.
Fluttering, No Appetite, Could
j not Sleep, Wind on Stomach.
"For a long time I had a terrible
pain at my heart, which fluttered al-i
most incessantly. I bad no appetite:
and could not sleep. I would be
'compelled to sit up fa bed and belch
gas from my stomach until I thouzhfr
every minute would be my last.1
There was a feeling of oppressionL
about my heart ancHj"""
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