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CONCORD. N. C, THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1895.
WHOLE NO. 371
THE N. C. WOMAN SOLDIER.
Kullittfd And Served With Her Hns
bnnri In tbeConininnd of Col. Vii-e.
I read the letter of Capt. Tottle
on the 26 th North Carolina regi
ment in the Journal and was glad be
brought to light a long slumbering
romance in the matter of the woman
soldier. The woman soldier waa
discharged just about 33 years ago at
Kinston, after the capture of .New
bern by General Eurnside just be
fore the army was concentrated
around Richmond for the great
seven days engagement.
The circumstances were patriotic
as well as romantic. As related to
me then as I remember them now,
they were thus: Volun'eering was
rife throughout the State t.nd
the mountains were- ablaze
with enthusiasm. A couple, not
long married, lived by themselves in
gnroe mountain cove near Grand
JTab husband went to town one
(':y and found everybody was going
eft' to war. He took the marlial
tpirit End enlisted at once. On go-i-.g
home to prepare for his depart
ure f?r the tented field a difficulty
1 resented itself when he informed
hi "rife cf his beligerent intention.
"That is to become of me ?" said th
vvouiai. c-t? here and do the best
jo'i can, was nil answer "But I
wcu't etav here by myself while yon
are gone," she replied. "If you go
to lie war, I am going too."
Th?n the plan was made between
them that she should cut her hair
sborf, put on a it of her husband's
clothes, go with him to the recruit
ing st ition and enlist nnder an as
eumed name. Her name in camp
was Joe, but what else I cever
he4 In this regiment Joe and t :e
busbfiud were looked upon as a cou
ple of mountain (toys well acquainted
aud fond of each other.
On the 15th of April, 1862, the
hnsband had to undergo a medical
examination and was found lo be
physically unfit for military services
and was discharged.
Here was a dilemma: Joe in the
array and her husband ont. What
would he do at horns by himself and
his wife off to war? There appeared
to be but one thing to do, and that
was to confess the deception and ob
tain her discharge which would
tecessary follow. Accordingly the
next morning she went to the
Colonel's quarters ond the Colonel
was Z 13 Vance of blessed memory.
"Colonel, I want to go home,"
said Joe, after the accustomed
"Well, Joe," said the Colonel, "I
suppose a good many of ns would
like to go horn ; but ust now we are
needed somewhere else,"
"But, Colonel, I ain't a man."
"No, Joe, but you soon will be
and a brave one no doubt."
"No, sir, I won't," Joe replied, "I
am a woman,"
"Ttoe d 1, yon say," s:id Col
Vance, surprised and amused at the
complete defeat of his proposition.
"Here doctor," he called to the sur
geon of the regiment, "here is a case
Joe had only to unbutton his
j-ii'-et to establish the fact that "he"
v;as a wosran, and he was honorably
Joe cad a good r-puhation for
soldierly conduct and was thought
to t e a liltle bit the best cook in the
reiiiroen. His make of buiscuits
v a so fine that he was often called
1; pon to cvi when it "'as not legiti
lively his time; but no suspicion
tvir r.rope as to his lack of man
hoodr Toe two returned to their moun
tain home with the distinction of
only woman enlisted' in the army,
but also likely the only entire family
that ever volunteered for military
I give this as it was given to me by
Captain Phin Horton, of Wilkes
county. D. T. GaerawY.
The Boaad money Convention al
Memphis, Tenn., May 20. Jndi
ing from the appointments' of ("elf
gates already reported, there wil
probably be upwards of 300 ex
ponents of the eo-rsd msmy senti
ment of the South in attendance at
the convention, opening here on the
morning of Thursday 23r I inst.
Every city and most of the larger
southern towns will ba repreeened.
The convention will meet in the au
ditorium which h:a a seating capac
ity of 8,000, and the probability is
that its capacity will be taxed to !be
i o....... r..ii.ii ;n
reach, the city on the morning of the ,
23rd. and it will be left to him to'
lay whether be shall speak during1
the itj fusion or at night - 1
THE PATRIOTIC SPIRIT.
It Oora Down to th Third Clenerit-tlon.
The Raleigh News and Observer
spoke of a flag Mr. II C McAMi-it'r
carried in the procession Raie-ii
on Monday. Here chines a .'entrr h"
exp'aiua its If. Written from Ox
ford, Mrij 22, '33 :
Lieut. H O MA!!is'er, Co. II., 8th
K-g.. C. T.
Dear Sib ; I Ldice in to !s-,V
p;p -r thu vrn csriird i ol.i !
oi tne S.n ILgioicuc. 1 eaw u m
the procession, but could not itii
one from another, as I was not near
the line. I was told by Capt. C G
Elliott, of Norfolk, V., that he saw
it, and recognized it, and in fact,
asked what Mag it was. He was at
one time connected with the 8th
I notice in the roster of North
Carolina Troops that you were 1st
Lieut, of Co. H., Sch Regiment'
Though I was born after the war,
and neyer knew what it was to feel
the thrill of victory, or the pangs of
deieat, yet my heart swells with
pride when 1 think of the brilliant
record made by Southern arms, of
the valor aud heroism of the Southh
Vou will recognize my name, for
it is the same as that of the colonel
of your regiment, the 8 h. I. am
his oldest grandson, and b ar his
name. And" when I see or hear of a
joldier who followed him I want to
grasp his hand and know him. I
would like so much to see tiie Ct&r
old flag, nd to own it; but I know
yon prize it t o highly to part with
it. I would be glad, however, if
you would send it to me by express
that I may see it. I will then re
turn it. I would be glad to meet
you and to hear from you. Hoping
it may be my good pleasure some
Jay to d: so.
Very truly yours,
Henry M. Shaw.
Shoemaker George Swink.of Con
cord, carried, by m ens of a c-irf,
the body of Col. H M Shaw from
Core Cuek to Kinbtoj, N. C, a
distance of 22 miks. He was shot
through the bead.
hnnsrd Hie Time.
Wedjesday afternoon a colored
brass band was parading down Main
streot, and, of course there were a
hundred or mere followers. Y hen
reaching'the front of Mr. Joel Reed's
residence the band was met by Mr.
W C Boyd's cow. The music and
the cow started off at the same time,
the band playing and the cow but
ting. The latter knocked things
right and left, comple'ely changing
the tune of things and breaking into j
the line of march. After romping
oyer the stree 8 and sidewalks for
some time, the cow ran into a wagon
on the tquare, somewhat f rightening
the team of horses, which were hard
to eon'rol. Had the cow not been !
a muley one, some one would have
been gored to death. It is said the
cow became infuriated at the sight
of the red jackets worn by the band
boys. No one was hurt, however.
nail N warm ut Heei.
Mester Dan Mieenheimer, of For
est Hill, who assists Mr. A J Whita
more at his roller covering shop tt
the Fenix Flour Mills was roaming
over the creek bottoma below the
depot this (Friday) morning, when
he discovered a 6warm of bees on a
cedar bush. Toe little fellow
climbed the bnsb, brushed the bees
off Wo his'hat and brought them to
town. When a reporter saw him,
the bees were clnstered aronn 1 his
left arm acd were'as t me as lambs.
He had been stung just once. The
boy is aboutt12"years old, but can
manage bees a great deal better than
many older ones. He sold them for
Cost of th War to Kortta Carolina .
Of the 1,552 men in the 30th
regiment, 358 were killed or died
during the war a little over twenty
three pr cent. Husbands, 114.
That m.ide 114 widows! Tbedad
fathers left 248 children. North
Carolina must have furnished over
Taking the loss of the 30 h regi
ment 8 an average, this State lost
27,600. As 31 per cent of the desd
wre jrairieil, the war made 8,556
w dona for North CaroLna, and
something oyer 17,112 children fath
ei lees ! - A. D. Betts
Yearly Addition to the Population.
If every ting has worked as the
statisticians believe it has this old
world is peopled by more than a
million more human beings than it
was in May, 1894. The death rate
is 67 per minute the world over, and
the birth rate 70. Light as this per
centage cf gain appears, it is suffi
cient to give a net increase in the
population each year of almost
1,200,000. ' .
THE EARL'S PETTY-COAT.
& ITIne7-2VIne-Year-Old Incident
That la Interesting; Nf ill.
Fa'liiorj, always struggling
fn be original, is like a theat
rical iirrxiy, which., as it reap
puars upon the stage after its
circuit, never fails to present
something we recognize that
destroys the designed illusion
Not even a Worth. can create
he can enly intimate. The
.om plaint is to-day general
that it is difficult to. distin
guish by their attire the sex
of our young ladies : round
hats, their jackets and their
waistcoats, and now and then
even their knickerboekers,
may have been borrowed from
their brothers. Their mothers
and their aunt say : "Girls
did not dress so in our day,"
which is quite true, but they
did a hundred years ago. In
the London Times ot January,
uyo, sarcastic reierence is
made to it. Earl Spencer had
made a bet that he would cut
off the tail of his coat and ap
pear In public in it, and that
this pettyscoat would in a
week be the fashion. He did
so and won his bet. The
Times comments :
When men in Petty-Coat appear
No wonder girls the breeches wear;
But happier far would be the case,
Were each to keep their propel place.
1 he fair ones wear the female dress,
A nd men adorn their persons less;
For such the fashion of the day,
They make it difficult to say
Whether the nrett things we lneet
Parading through their fav'rite street,
A male or femaie we may call,
Their shapes are so equivocal. London
There is likely to be considerable
mors kicking about tne telephones
rut in by the Bell 'Phone Company,
inasmuch as the ones put in are not
the kind agrted upon. A subscriber
tells a Standard reporter that there
will be a meeting of the subscribers
at an early date to consider the use
of the present old style ones before
complaint to the company is made.
The ones put" up for use, he says,
are altogether unsatisfactory. If we
are to have a system, let's have the
Not Drowned, B(tt Very A ear II.
It wa; rumored on the streets
Friday afternoon that a young white
boy was drowned at Morris' pond,
but it eeems there is some mistake
about the affair. The boy was cross
ing the creek on a raft, when the
log upon wbichj he was walking
floated down the stream. He slipped
off into the water and the trsh from
the raft passed over him, holding
him under the water. He was
rescued. When taken out it was
some time before consciousness was
restored, but little Sammie Beaver
yet lives to tell the tale.
Help Summoned by Telegraph.
Atlanta, Ga., May 22. A negro
tried to enter a railway signal tower
at West End at 2 o'clock this morn
ing. Miss Ida Sample, the night
operator, telegraphed to the city for
help. An engine was sent at once
to the place, two miles from the city,
and it arrived in time to frighten
the negro off.
Collectors Directed to Ilolil lp.
Washington, May 21. Commis
sioner Miller this afternoon sent he
following telegram to all collectors
of inter Dal revenue in the United
Dispense with services of h per
sons employed under allowances
made lor income tax woik, at close
of business on 25th iEst., reporting
at once number discontinued ant
salaries and expense allowance oi
Many more or less ingenious
speculations regarding the history of
the last decision of the Supreme
Court of the Uuited States upon the
income tax law have been circulated,
and the supposed attii udi s of several
of the justice! thereto afc various
dates b. twetn the close of th re-argument
and the re-a sembling f
the court ytstordiv have been set
forth wuh n-uch detail..
Here's a Cood One.
A reporter was told this v oriiing
of aright iunuy occurrancts Friday
a certain man called at a grocery
store and ordered a spring chicken
sent up. The chickn was eent.
When the ucreepv". was delivered to
the lady t f the house she put it into
a bird cage. When the husband ar
rived at home he asked if a chicken
had been sent up. liis wif then
yery enthusiastically exclaimed, "Ko
Will, but we have one of the cntest
little birds you ever saw !"'
TOWN AND COUNTY.
"Dutchman,' the big .express
wagon horse, is on duty again. The
animal was bitten some time ago by
A little Concord girl, noticing be
glittering gold filling in her aunt's
front teeth, exclaimed: 'Aunt
Mary I wish I bad copper-'oed teeth
Miss Ida Jim Pose, of Albemarle,
is one of the graduates of the Ashe
ville Female College, the commences
ment exercises of which ocCur
June 4 th. . .
"One way," says a sporting charac
ter of this city who attended the
bicycle races in Charlotte last Mon
day, "of having money go fast is to
put it on a bicycle race."
Col. Tom JBarringer, a roaming
tjpo, who first saw light in Concd.
was last heard from at Houston
Texas. Tom is there with the
other Confederate Veterans.
Some man who wa ' moving on
West Depot street, put his poultry, a
hen with a brood of young chickens,
into a pen with his swine. . The re.
suit the reader can amagine.
Three cases of sickness are re
ported at Forest Hill. They are
Miss Lena Lre, Mi3s Johnson, Mr.
W J Johnson's daughter, and a Mrs.
Litaker. Since writing this, Mrs
Litaker has died.
2The house occupied by Mr. J L
Qiaham, of Newton, formerly of
China Gio'e, was burned down Sun
day night. It belonged to a Mrs.
Fry, Mr. Graham had $800 insur
ance ou his household effects.
Some small children were enter
taining a few friends Friday night
at the home of Mr. C F Walter's on
East Depot street. A lamp was ac-
cidently turned over and there came
near being a conflagration.
The seryices of the Mr. feasant
Cornet band has been in great de
mand this year. They furnished
maeic at Union Institute, at Bain
Academy and at Matthews. Ic is a
Monroe correspondent of tha
Charlotte Observer: "Misa Belle
Moser, who has been a very Jpopular
and successful teacher here during
the past year, returned to her home
at Mt. Pleasant this morning."
Iu the recent Legislature a cer
tain member of the House didn't
uind the rules about attendance,
especially on one occasion, and we
can't see why he did excuse himself
by pleading absence of mind.
Wl en the killing frost and chill
ing blasts of winter strike Concord
next January, the Confederate
Monument in the court house yard
will be shining from its present
obseenre site ever there in the weeds
Farmers from the Coddle creek.
section were in town today (Thurs
day) and report that on Tuesday
hailstones fell so thick and fast that
they were nearly shoemouth deep
and lay on the ground for several
"Ten people ont of a dozen are inn
valids," says a recent medical
authority At least eight out of
these ten, it is safe to allow, are suf
fering from some form of blood-dis
ease which a persistent use of Ayer's
Sarsaparilla would be sure to cure.
f h n, don't be an invalid.
Lawyer D A Covington, of Mon
roe, was a guest at the Central Hotel
in Charlotte Wednesday night. His
room wa? entered by another guest.a
man named Charles T Humphries,
of Atlanta, Ga., who relieved the
pockets of the lawyer's pants of
several dollars. The man was ar
rested and put in the lock-up.
When the awnings are up along
on each side of Main street, per
mission will be asked the town com-
.T.issioners to swing hammocks and
place down a bowling alley. It is
only a matter of time until a shed
will be built across the street, as
plans are now being figured on.
Mrs. Vickers, the unfortunate wife
of Winston's murdered policeman,
whose extreme illness was noted in
yesterday's Herald, is also dead. The
shock of her husband's sudden and
tragic death proved more than her
weak constitution could stand. Two
little children are left without
father or mother. Salisbury Herald.
The Raleigh correspondent to the
Charlotte Observer says : Yesterday
William Taylor, a young man who
came here from Dare county and was
twenty-five j ears of age, died of scar
let fever. He was attacked by the
dieease last Sunday, and his sudden
death was remarkable. He was a
clerk here. - His funeral was- held
today. Ttrre is no other case of
enarlet fever in the city. -. ..
Yale wants Harvard to apologize
over some foot ball point, but the
latter says it has nothing to take
even half back.
One of the lest eu-icicM
Ayer's Hair Vigor is-an article of
exceptional trerifc is the fai t he
"demand for it is constancy im;reao
ing. No one wiio uses 1 1; i iucoma
parab.e dressing thinks f irvmg
any other preparation for the hair,
Mr. Jacob Einstein.bro i - r to air.
Solomon .Einstein, of this ci- v, ars
rived in Concord Friday uiiiit. Mr.
Einstein will locate in Cuo.-d, i.z
it is said he will open out a Merc an
Citizens who haye not been over
there can not realize the great work
eing done by the chain gang on
the bighill, where 80 many accidents
have happened, . beyond the depot
'It lias been cut down to ' almost a
'level '.and is in good condition.
The Standard thnnks one of its
most excellent lady friends on Geor
gia avenue for a collection cf very
beautiful roses. They were amoug
the largest we ever saw. We dou't
publish the name, for fear the good
lady wil! have too many beggars for
Friday night Will Bell got into a
dispute with Sam Belt, hcth colored,
Belt was suspicious of Bell and had
him arrested for carrying a pi3ol,
whereupon Bill was tried before
Esquire W J Hill and placed nnder
a $50 bond for his appearance at
Tom Moore, e. colored brakeman
on the Weetrrr. North Carolina rail
road, shct a man and v, r;man, both
colored, on Tsday night last
The man haj uince died. Injuries
received by the .vcnian are not sen
ous. Jealcu.'ly is snpposod to have
prompted the deed.
The t;:da3!i predicts that in
placing th? ehede over the sidewalks
there will ba ranch kicking done by
the citizens. It will prove a great
nuisance, ss ti ere is too nisch of the
walk taken up with hoses, barrels
wagons, etc. And Saturday after-.
noons especially when raining, the
walk will bs blocked. Mark it
On Wedresday last a hail storm
visited the St John's section and
completely riddled cotton and corn
on the plantation of Mrs. M M Mil
ler. The storm passed over theplanta
tions of Messrs Archey Cline, 1 H
Kidenhour and others, doing no b.t
tie amount of damage.
The lS-mouths old child of Mr.
and Mrs. Albert Moose, of Forest
Hill, died Friday night, of diphthe
ria. Kv. M A Smith conducted
the funeral from the house this
Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock.
Mr- Ellison Broom, who lives 'in
Goose Creek township, owns a mule
forty years old last October. Mr.
Broom has owned the mule for
thirtyone years and last year made
three bales of cotton and oyer two
hundred bushels of corn with it.
The mule is fat and can eat corn ali
most as well as it ever could and has
lots of mule in it yet, as was shown
not long ago, when it ran away with
a buggy. It is needless to say that
the animal has received good treat
ment. Monroe Enquirer.
NOT A SICK DAY
For Over Thirty Years!
EESTJLT 07 TSOG
"Ayer's Cathartic Pills for over thirty
years have kept mo in good health,
never having had a sick day in all that
time. Before I was twenty I suffered
almost continually as a result of con
stipution from dyspepsia, heodachos,
neuralgia, or boils and other eruptive
diseased. When I became convinced
that nine-tenths of my troubles were
caused by constipation, I began the use
of Ayer's Pills, with the most satisfac
tory results, never having a single
attack that did not readily yield to this
remedy. My wife, who had been an
invalid for years, also began to use
Ayer's Pills, and her health was quickly
restored. With my children I had no
ticed that nearly all their ailments were
preceded by constipation,, and I soon
had the pleasure of knowing that with
children as with parents, Ayer's Pills,
if taken in season, avert all danger of
sickness." H. Wktstbiw, Byron, 111.
Highest Honors at World's Fair.'
Ajer't Sanaparilla Strengthen! the System.
WHY INDIANS PAINT.
An Apache l.esrnl Tfiat ArronntM fur
Mmnft-e Custom of the Med .Wen.
,T7hv do Ind:ans rmipt their
Cac- ? ' i hmve asked that que tion
of hundred of red men, aud live
received but one answer. Of U tribes
that I have visited but one b a
legend accounting for the hideous
decorations that are to be -en on
the faces Indians under a1! u-re-
monial circo instances.
'I was sitting at a camp fir,- in a
village of Jaearilla A, aches cut
night listening to the stories ana
legends that were being told, when
I propounded the old question again,
hardly expecting even the usual ex
pression ot ignorance that hides eo
many of the thoughts of the Indians.
To my surprise, however, I received
the answer that I least expected.
An old fellow who had sat all the
evening listening to the stories with
out changing his attitude grunted
and straightened up as he heard the
question. Proceeding with all doe
solemnity, he told the following
" 'Long ago, when men were weak
and animals were big and strong, a
chief of the red men who lived in
these mountains went out to get a
deer, for his people were hungry.
After walking all day he saw a deer,
shot it, but the arrow was turned
aside and wounded a mountain lion,
which was also after the deer. Whe
the lion felt the sting of the arrow
he lumped up and bounded after
the man, who ran for his life. He
was almost exhausted, and when he
felt his strength giving way, he fell
to the ground, calling on the big
bear, who you know, is the grand
father of men, to save him. The
big bear heaid the call and saw that
to save the man he had to act
quickly, eo he scratched his foot
and sprinkled his blood over the
" 'Now, you know, no animal ill
eat of the bear or teste of his blood.
So when the lion reached the man
he suielled the blood and turned
away, but as he did eo his foot
scrape I the face of the man, leaving
the mr.rks of his claws on thebl iodj
face. When the man found that
he was uninjured, he waa so thanks
ful that he left the blood to dry on
his face and never washed it at all,
but kii it until it peeled off. Where
the claws of the lion scraped it eft"
there were marks that turned brown
in the sun, and wheie the blood
Btayed on it was lighter. You know
all men paint their faces that wav
with blood and scrape it off in
streaks when they hunt or go to
war.' " St. Loui3 Globe Democrat.
Crane to Be Changed.
Mr. G R Schultz, of Washington,
D. C, was in the city looking after
the mail messenger service that car
ries mail between the depot atid
post office. Among other things
considered, Mr. Schultz thinks the
crane, on which is hanged the veeti.
bnle mail, is located at a yery unde
sirable and nnconvenient place. The
crane now Bits on the top of the high
fill just this side of the creek, and
quite often the mail bags are thrown
c'own among the bushes and into the
water, which is lost for awhile or
damaged to some extent. All this
can be av:ided, h6 says, by placing
the crane forty or fifty feet below
the lower water tank, and it is very
probable , that such change will be
made. Mr. Schultz will see that we
get the best service.
The ley may of '93.
A correspondent of the New York
Mail and Express writes : 1 his
spring is almost a duplicate ef the
spring of 1893 except that we have
had beayy frosts instead of snow
and light frosts. Ice formed as
thick in May of that year as window
glass. On May 14.1 hired out to
work on a farm, two miles fron
Gortlandt. The spring had been
very similar to this. Fruit trees
were in bloom the day I commenced
working, but it began to grow cold.
and continued to do so for three days.
Finally it grew so cold that we
bad tOjWear. oyercoats and mittens
while plowing. On the 17th it
commenced snowing very faBt, and
the flakes were seon eight to ten
inches deep. On the 18th and 19th
it w8 very cold. Potatoes that
were covered op with straw in the
barn were frozen. On the 19 lb to
20th we drew wood on a sled. The
sleighing at that time was good
Nearly all the leaves dropped off the
tru-8 in the frost.
Light Where There Was Darknem.
Dr. Geo. W Graham yesterday re.
moved a cataract from the eye of Mr.
Daniel Isetihonr, of Cabarrus. The
operation waa performed at the hos
pital. Charlotte Observer. .
Highest of all in Leavening Powt. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
Whl!e H true discontent
ment is goin on between the
silverites and gold bugs, it's
a hard matt r foi the old man
to do j isHr o the email
pitches of peis and ingins
that the gra-s i3 about to eat
up, but then when I think of
the lesson my poor old
mamma need to teach me "be je not
weary in well doing," 1 check those
emotions and keep s-diggicg, Jnst
so, eyery poor wre'eh who is in the
same fix I'm in, hd better do like
wise and let those whr hay f got the
silver and gold fix the standard be
tween them and it will be al-ight
with me 'and th urchins, for with a
good titand or vthe.it to fill the bin,
several hogs to keep up the larder,
cows to furnish us milk and butler,
chickens to keep ns in fresh eggs',
corn to make pone and mush, goats
to 1'epp away the cholera and my
wife to attend to the wants of the
chiiuren, we can live as independent
as old Grover, xeiaor Jones or any
of thf of her gold and silver warriors
In fact, nheii (h i.t-xt campn;gn is
on in full I expect to myite those
no. able men to piy me a visit and
see lor themselves what little it mat
ters to me wh'cb metal the premium
is on. I have and always will be
content with wh a the Lord has pro
vided me with and am mighty
thankful that he has spared me to
see the great nation rock on as
smooth us she ban for these many
years, and I contend that it is fool
ishness aud silliness for a poor, de I
pendent laborer to brai ch ont on j
the Silver or gold queitio.i, for if j
the goernmnt should coin elver'
uniimiteu would it beneut us any
more than it does now ? Not in the
:33t, for the government would re
quire you to give value receive for
every cent you would set. It is al
most idcomprehe:isible to me to see
why a poor man should, lay dewn
his loe or hammer, or leave his
loom or plikou behind the counter to
talk on a snbjoct that our greatest
unanciers can t aeune, ana vet ex
patiate and tell just where the
trouble lies. I want my dollar to
be as good as any other man'e, of
course, but I can't make it that way
without Uncle Sam's stamp, and us
I'm fortunate enough not to possess
one. as eome gieen goods men uo,
I'll leave it all with ttera nod con
tent myself by rubbing np my boes,
preparatory to gardening when
spring opens. I ili also spend
some time in cleaning out the well
house iu which to store away my
fruit jars, filled with jams, jellies,
pickles, preserves, dried suits and
blackberries, so when winter comes,
the old man can sit in his old arm
chair, Bmoke his pipe, read hi Bible
and enjoy what is mine and let the
government and laws look after the
silver and gold, and the Legislature
after Mrs. Fred Douglass
It has been toi co'd fur the old
man to do much garden woik this
wintry summer, but 1 have been
meditating on the business growth
ot our little citv. We are indeed in
a line ot mirch .o prospprjfv, for
ten short veirs a?o, few, if any,
they would live to s e
nnmppiity of the businasa they now
hold. We have what few towns
can boast oi manutactures un
equalled in a community of the same
population, nnd oar merchants nnd
farmers are han't in h i d, directly
or indirectly, kept up by,. hem. Tie
merchant cells the operatives their
furniture, food and clothing, while
the farmers sell them their cotton,
corn and produce chickens, bu ter
and eggs all right at 'houu. Did
you eyer think about it? If you notice
the growth of the city you nan draw
on imagination, if yon have any
mind, whaf the hnses has gotten
to be. In ten yesrs 'he population
has grown from 2,200 to 6,000, and
ten more years at the present rate,
Concord will be one of, if not the
foremoBt, cities i a the State. But
some people would grumble if they
were living m Paradise, eurronsded
with mints " d ! ix iry, jnst to keep
up the practice.
Governor Carr has made nqiisi
tion on the Governor of Georgi for
Artiinr Gordon, who is in jil at
Atlanta, and who is w anttd fo
forgery in Transylyania county.
S ST B . O
RAXvQh ATiTHE MONTEKEY
Hi;:iIJgh Altitude Horn Not Acre
Wlih Klra. Hut lie ia Moeli Better
St. Louis, May 22 A special to
tne Chronicle from Mon'erey, Mexi
co, says that Hon. Matt. W Knsom,
Uoited States Minister to Mexico,
arrived there two weeks ago, in very
poor health, and has been takiBg
treatment at the hot epriDgs. He has
improved very much, but is still
weak, and will not return to his
post in the city of Mexico for several
days. The high altitude of the .
City of Mexico did not Cgiee with
A Mlfn!lt Idea.
The Greeusboro Record Gays: "In,
order to keep an account of the
uumber of new buildings which will
bo put up this year nn ordinance
wap passed f or.ie time ago requiring
a pernio before a building is start
e l. A vio!"'cr! of th ordinance is
a fine o I..V).
"II :.l :;:
K hor f. 1 ;.
bar t : c it -.ti
I good one and it
buiul . il :emem-
h. cl irk rn-1 get a
st i- uothlnr what-
-, : f th;
the ye .
Conoo . ;.
aud ye. .:
' o Imow
'ie crowia o; o tosvn.J
i :-.-r lit fsi..
Norfolk Pilot scratches up
the fo'lowin;- ! of . Ir.tiT-'Stine
record for the Nor h Carolina Even
ing post of ilay lth, lSDot
"The Wesson Some of our oldest
inhabitant) do r?ot recollect of a
sspson bo backward as this has-
It is now the middle of May, and the
cold is so severe that it ia necessary
to keep up the fires in our parlor,
and vegfctalion has received a yery
serious choclf by the prevalence cf
north winds. It ia etated i
Salem Observer that on Friday last
the air at that p'ace was filled with
falling snowikkts, and that the sky
exhibited the wihinesa andetcrnness
of Mrtioii weutcer. We had letter
recently from New O-leans which
state thac similar unseasonable
weather was prevailing there in the
middle of April.
Mr. Winterbottom Emily, the
doctor says I'll we need for these
colds of ours is whiskey and
Mrs- Winterbcttom Cyrus, if yoa
think you're going to get any whis
key down my throat ou are much
Mr. Winterbottom And I haven't
a particle of faith in quinine. So I
bought them in separate packages.
He;e's your quinine.
The Cuban insurrection is
spreading. Iu an attack cn
Cancey on May 7th, a SpaniJi
lieutennnt of volunteers was
taken prisoner and chopped
to death with machetes for
TIRED, WEAK KERVOOSf
Could Hot Sleep.y
4 Prof. L. D. Edwards, of Preston
Idaho, says: "I waa all run downJ
weak, nervous and irritable through
overwork. 1 suffered from brain fa
tigue, mental depression, etc. I be-j
came so weak and nervous that I
could not sleep, I would arise tired,
discouraged and blue. I began taking
Dr. Miles' Nervine
and how. everything Is changed. Ij
sleep soundiy.'HrSfiLljrht, active
day now than I used to do In a week.1
J-or this great good 1 give Dr. Miles')
i&estorauve jNervina tne sole creaikJ
" Dr. Miles Nervine Is sold on spns!tfW
guarantee that the first bottle will benefit.
All druirgiiits sell It at U, (bottles for 16, or
It will be sent, prepaid, on recelDt of price
bj the Or. Mlle Medical Co., tiHLrt, Ind,
For jSale by all Druggist.