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When silver and gold first began
to be used as money, can not be an
swered. It was many ages back in
the history of the world. The met
als teem to have been current by
weight in the first transaction of
wjiich we have any definite inf orma-
tion Thus we are told that Abra
ham weighed unto Ephraim tour
hundred enekels of silver current
money with the merchant, also that
Jeremiah weighed nnto Hanameel
seventeen shekels of silver. It
seems that Abraham and Jeremiah
were not troubled by ratios, ut
gave the money by weight, that is
et us bullion value. Traders in
ancient times vt'ie accustomed to
weit tte mials, bus assuring fa r
pavtuetit tie5 uiista end
It is evident a it von Id Le a
great hirdaccc to trade and com-
iuer,, if thg raorey had to be
f:c:;cd i;j V"rv transaction e.t tt?
prei.it u::r. lltnj difficulties
might ocsur, tnd many disputes
wouitt r.o (.ubt !ar piece, eerie
or balance mibt not agre.i.
The cci?tcaier's balance mirtt
ehow a j teavier weight
than the merchants. Tie two
balances migkt not register jnst
exactly the tame aUone time as at
another. Charges ot chesting would
follow. .The difficulty might be
overcome by electing . a county
money weigher juet as some of the
counties . have county cotton
weighers, but even this arrangemeut
would not be very convenient or
satisfactory. Many persons are
willing to have another weigh
their cotton, but Tould hesitate
to favor having Another weigh
4 money. Under snch . a
system if a famer add his
cotton, the county cotton weigher
would tell him hov: ii any pounds of
cotton he had, the county money
weigher would weigh the money to
be paid for the cotton.
It being inconvenient for every
person to have a balance, uud es
pecially inconvenient for every per
son to weigh mcney, governments
have found it better to do the weigh
ing for the people. It is right that
the government should do the
weighing. People Lore more con
fidence in tfceir government than
they haye in one another. They be
lieve that the government will act
fairly in the matter of weighing,
but they place no such confidence in
their neighbors.- The government
can have no motive for giving false
weight, whilst an individual might
be disposed to have hia balance bo
arranged as to give heavy weight
when weighing into his pocket, and
light weight when weighing out of
it "When governments undertook
to weigh money, it was necessary
that the money should be weighed
in pieces convenient for handling.
The shape was ironwileriRl. The
pieces could be roend, square, or
any other Bhnpe v,h:ch miht suit
the farcies ot the people. Round
pieces have h?tn dtimcd ti e more
convenient ?.: d tscordiaiy taat
shape is forj-u f. r-vc-vsil zu.r:?
civilized ta'.?or. lonyi n!;-i:ce cf
handling is ::;t -ue oly e lemon t de-
sirable in a pit ce cf metal weighed
by the govern meiit. The piece
should be properly stamped, and tne
edge sharply willel, so that it is not
easy to imitate or caunterfeit it.
There have alwajs been men who
would rather make money than to
work for it. Those men must be
gucrded against. This making,
weighing and stamping pieces of
metal to be used as money is called
coining money and the pieces are
called coins. The coins are of given
weight, and the me'al of given fine
ness, or so nearly so as to come with
in the limit of legal tolerance, w hich
ii very near but not exactly the
weight intended by the law.
The following are the gold and
silver coins of the United States in
circulation at present :
GOLD COl NS. '
Twenty dol ar piece, weight 516
grains; $10 piece, weight, 258
grains; $5 piece, weight 129 graicf;
$2i piece, weight t;4.o' grains ; $3
piece, weight 77.4 grains: Coioage
of three dollar pieces discontinued
September 26, 1300. One dollar
piece, weight 25.8 grains, coinage
discontinued September 26, 1890.
SILVER COINS. ' : '
One dollar piece, weight 412 5
grains; Trade dollar, weight 420
grains ; coinage prohibited March 3,
1827. ; Tha trade dollar coinage was
limited to export demand. Half
dollar, weight 102.9 grains ; Quarter
dollar, weight 96.45 grains ; Twenty
03at piece, weight : 77 16 grains ;
oiiage prohibited May 2,- 1878;
Dime, weight 38.58 grains; half
dime, weight 19.2 grains; coinage
discontinued Feb. 12, 1873 ; three
cent piece, weight 11.52 grains, coin
age discontinned Feb. 12. 1873.
AH the coins above named are
nine' tenths fine,i. e. nine-tenths
pure metal and one-tenth alloy
should not be overlooked that the
ight of the half dollar is not equal
to half the weight of the silver dol
lar. By making the halves, quarters,
dimes and half dimes light weight
bullion dealers are prevented from
melting and selling them as bullion
The gold coins and the silver dollar
are legal tender ror nnnmitea
amounts. The halves, quarters, etc.
are legal tender for sums not exced
ing ten dollars. Nickel, copper and
bronze coins not named above are
legal tender for sums not exceeding
Xow without any reference to the
stat.dard of value let ns see what the
jjov&rtuient stamp signifies. Take
for example 25.8 grains of standard
told, which has been prepared for
the stamp. This piece of metal the
government stamps one dollar. The
question might arise, jnst at what
stage of the proceeding did the piece
of f-old become one dollar; as it
dollar before the stamp was put on
it, or did it not become a dollar until
the stamp had been put on it. This
question may be answered by asking
another, viz : Is the word dollar
real something or is it only the name
if it is a real something what is
that real something, if it's only the
name of a real something what is
that real something ? Lt the answer
in either case foi the present be 25.8
grainB ol standard gold. Evidently
the piece of metal became a dollar
just at the moment it became nine-
tenths fine, and weighed exactly
25.8 grains, The government
stamp is nothing more than a cer
tificaie stating that the piece of
metal is of the required weight and
fineness. The dollar was just as
honest before ihe stamp was put on
it as it is afterwards. If it was not,
the government bad no business to
say so by sending it . out into the
country telling people by its stamp
or certificate that it is a dollar.
The miller fills a sack of flour and
brands or stamps it 98 pounds.
When did it become a sack of flour?
Before or after branding the sack ?
The brand is the miller's certificate
that the sack contains 98 pounds of
flour. The government stamp is the
government's certificate that the
piece of metal contains 25.8 grains
of standard gold. The piece could
haye been called Christopher Co
lumbus, George Washington, Uncle
Sam or any other name that might
haye suited the fancy of our fore
fathers, but foi reasons satisfactory
to themselves and we have no cause
to find fault with it, they chose the
name dollar, a name which after
long use we have no lLclination or
desire to canare. A different name,
however, would not haye affected
the weight and fineness of the
lu-i'al, It would still have been
9 R arums nf KramlarH anlil and
vvo'- d t-avd been worth just as much
uder the appellation of Uncle
S;:ta as it is under the name dollar.
In th.it case instead of having one
do' lar, a person would have had one
Uicle turn'. Instead of paying one
dollar for two bushels of corn, he
would pay one Uncle Sam. Jn
either case he would pay 25.8 grains
of gold nine-tenths fine, that is,
25.8 grains of standard gold.
To help ns further to get a clear
idea of what monej is let a trans
action be considered and Buppose
that a customer goes into a store
and purchases a hat paying one dol
lar for it. In a common way we
say that he bought a hat and paid a
dollar for it Probably that is the
best that words will'do for ns, and
we seem to be satisfied. It is cer
tainly a very short way of telling
what took place. ." But, did he really
buy a hat, and did he really pay a
dollar for it f Did he not rather
buy a something called a hat, and
give in exchange a something called
a dollar? Did not the something
called a hat have value, and did not
the something called a dolltr have
value? Was not valus exohang d
for value ? Was not the value of
the dollar given for the value of the
hat, and thi contrary? The cus
tomer thought the hat would be
worth as much as or more to him
than the dollar, the merchant
thought the dollar would be worth
as much as or more to him than the
hat, the' exchange' was made, the
merchant giving' the : value which
he ' ''hat contained, the customer
tgiving the value which was con
tained in tbe dollar, value given tor
valne. These ideas are no doubt
common place, but the, principles
involved are very importent. There
have been persons who claimed that
it makes no difference whether the
material of which money is made.
contains value or not. Theorists
sometimes assert that governments
may make money of anything.
They claim that the stamp and not
the material makes the money
The trading and commercial world
has however never found it expe
dient to adopt a money with no
material base. Men who have
something to exchange, haye always
preferred to exchange it for some-.
thing, and not for government ee
tificates which certified to nothing.
As was said in the beginning men
are not governed by sentiment when
it comes to matters of trade. They
will not have the business of the
country based on a kind of money
that may be changed in ratio and
volume at the meeting of every
congress. Governments in times of
great emergences may force loans,
but no government has eyer been
able to dictate to commerce and
trade what the medium of exchange
or what the money Bhall be. The
reason is based on the very simple
principle that if a farmer does not
want your money he will keep his
corn. Ihat is the bottom of the
whole theory, if indeed there is any
theory about it. Governments have
never been able to do more than to
enforce the fulfillment of contracts.
Commerce and trade make the con
tracts, and if . the government comes
in at all it muse do so at the end of j
the transaction. The government
tays that 25.8 grains oi standard
gold shall constitute a dollar.
Commerce and trade accept it now,
but should it be found advantai
geons to make a change the change
would be made regardless of what
the government said. All nw
contracts wonld be made in accord
ance with the proposed change.
All that the governments can do, is
to make coins suitable for trad,
some of greater and some of less
value. If people will not take the
coins after they have been made,
the government has no way of fore
ing them to take them. The best
the government can do in that case,
is to make coinB that the people will
THE JURY DRAWN.
Out of Three Hundred Men Twelve
Men are io Bear the Evidence in tbe
Trial of Baxter Shemwell for II U
Life Trial Proper Began this
ttorning-Dr. K. I.. Payne the lirttl
Special to The Standard.
Lexington, Ju'y 5, 4 p. ra. The
Payne-Shemwell trial is on. There
is an immense crowd in attendance.
Dr. R L Payne, Jr., was the first
and chief witness for the prosecu
tion and was on the witness stand
for four hours this morning. The
testimony he gave did not develop
any great strength against the pris
oner. It is not half so damaging
as was expected by all. While there
is great anxiety and interest the
people are quiet.
Judge Montgomery for the prose
cution and Cy Watson for the de
fense, conducted the cross exam
mmation. They represent the
strongest of legal talent and it is
generally conceded that in these
two able lawyers matches have met
The trial is slow and Udious.
There are upwards of a hundred
witnesses, and the intense crowd,
while eager, is patient.
The prisoner is calm and shows
good spirits. -
Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock
the drawing of the jury for the trial
of Baxter Sheml was at an end,
which is as follows : John T Nooe.
T 11 Primm, M F Guyer, T O Cross,
R S Swicegood, T A Cobb, J L
Shoaf, Solomon Long, W T Law
rence, Geo. T Snrratt, Will Fry, E S
Varner. T H 8wing.
Communion services will be held
in the Presbyterian church Sunday.
Preparatory ser f ices will begin to
night. Rev. J)r. Preston, of Char
lotte, will preach.
Communion servicas will be bold
in bt James' Lutheran church, Sun
day. Kev. Scherer will have no help.
Those who have used Dr. King, 'a
New Discovery known its value,
and those who have not, have now
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box of Dr. King's New Life, Pills
Free, as well as a copy of Guide to
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CONCORD N. (., THURSDAY, JULY ii, 1895.
Mrs. Ida A Carpenter, of Char.
lotte, is visiting at Chief Boger's
The Teacher's Assembly, this
year, at Morehead. was a failure.
The attendance was small,
A bicycle factory is an industry
at Mt. Pleasant that has recently
been started at that place.
Dr. W H Wakefield, the eye, ear
and nose specialist of Charlotte,
filled his appointment here today
Mrs. Morrison 11 Caldwell is vis
ltiug at Davidson College. She
will not arriye in Concord for some
John Goodman and Frani Brum-
ly have returned from Charlotte
where they were employed on the
Our prominent colored citizen
W O Coleman, came out "net guilty'
in a suit against him in the Crimi.
nal court at Charlotte.
Mr. J W Bean, of No. 8 town
ship, Has found a line black New
foundland dog. A small rope was
attached to the dog's neck.
The agricultural editor of this
paper plucked a ripe tomato from
his own garden . on Thursday. It
was as large as a teacup.
Mr. and Mrs. John Eddleman
spent Thursday -evening out at Mr.
Eddlemaa's father's, near Ebenezer
church, in Rowan church.
Mrs. Dr. C A Misenheimer and
children, of Charlotte, have come
over to Pioneer Mills to spend the
summer at Col. Barnhardt's.
Mr. G W Pateraon is kept busy
now in his daily trips to the mills
on Coddle creek, while preparations
are making for the machinery.
The annual address before the
school at Columbus, Miss , by Law
yer Morrison H Caldwell, is highly
complimented by the Columbus
Prof. C R Harding, cf Davidson
College, spent Wednesday in tbe
city. He condncted the prayer and
praise seryice at the First Presby
terian church Wednesday night.
Prof. D M Stallings, principal of
Sunschine Institute, was in the
city Thursday, distributing catas
Iogues, showing the work and
growth of that Institution and the
When a man is drowning a line
often saves him. Similarly, when a
merchant's trade is at a very low ebb
a line in a widely, read paper is
often the first means toward busi
ness revival. Printer's Ink.
The Charlotte Observer says :
The Concord hook and ladder com
pany constituted the only visiting
company. They toon no part in the
contest, but helped to swell the
numbers and made a fine appear
ance. Mr. W L Furr, just as soon as
school closed at Lenoir College, took
his boys that had been attending
the institution to Cabarrus county
and put them to work on his farm.
Mr. Furr returned to his home here
last week. Hickory Press.
A piece of ragged belting caught !
up an electric light wire in tbe
Cabarrus mill Thursday and came
near resulting in considerable darn-,
age. The machinery had to be
stopped before the wire could be
untwisted. No one was hurt.
Fairview correspondent of the
Greensboro Patriot: "Rev. Mr.
Lequeux preached a very interest
ing Bermon at Spring woo 3, Sunday.
His words were rounded up with a
clear Christian tone, and showed
deep thought and study in the cause
Miss Ida Croom, who works in
the Wilmington Cotton Mills, had
the middle finger of her right hand
caught in cofwheels Monday, and
but for two gold rings, which stop
ped the cog, her whole arm might
have been dragged into the machin
ery. The ringer was amputated.
Rev. S L Keller, who formerly
served St. John's in No. 8, and who
married Miss Lizzie Miller, one ef
the county's most excellent young
ladies, but who has been living in
West Virginia for several years, has
received a call to a church in Onta
rio, Canada. ':
Several parties failing to get
tickets for the Southbond train
July 4th, thereby having to pay
fall fare and the little quarter of a
dollar in addition, have lodged com
plaint against the local force for not
opening the office in time, as they
claim. Verily we have had the 4th
of July celebrated all week.'
Little Miss Mary Bingham who
has been confined to her home for
three long months, is able to be out
The lawyers congratulated Dr. R
S Young at Lexington on Friday.
Several declared him the finest wit
ness they ever saw.
D J Bostian is patriotic, although
the dull season is on. At the sight
of stars and stripes of the "red,
white and blue," almost every passer
stops to investigate.
The Gleaner says Mr. L Banks
Holt, of Graham, listed the stock be
longing to his Alamance farm 74
heads at $28,000, an averate of a
little lees than 1 500 etch.
The Standaed publishes the
4th article on money. Many of our
readers hav? expressed themselves
as delighted with the clear and plain
treatment of the subject.
Mr. M P Pegram, a popular mer-
cuant'of Charlotte, who for many
years has run the "Haberdasher," e
gents furnishing store, assigned
Friday, with H H Orr, assignee.
Bank Exairiner 'Miller, has been
elected cashier of the Merchants &
Farmers Bank, of Cha-lotle. Mr.
Miller is the one that unearthed
Cashier Holland'a crooke'.ias with
Esq. H S Puryear went down to
No. 9 Friday to appear in a magis
trate trial, where a gentleman
was indicated through malice. It
hardly necessary to say that the
persecuted gentleman came out with
Mr. John Cook, administrator of
M Cook, deceased, had a check, a
German legacy, today that he could
not read. It was in German and
only a few could tell what it said.
It'sjbadwhen a fellow gets a check
and cant read it.
The german in Charlotte Friday
complimentary to the Misbte Can
non, of this oiy, and other yisiting
youpg ladies, wes quite a grand
affair. The german was lead by
Mr. John D Cannon, tte popular
young gentleman so well known
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"A Stitch in Time-" A dose of
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sickness : but when a remedy does
not happen to be at hand, slight ail
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the result, frequently, is serious ill-'
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with Ayer's Pills.
Like the great jurist he is, J udge
Boykin, presides, while the famous
case at Lexington is on, with as
much deliberation, carefulness and
impartiality as is possible for
humanity. He has the warmest
and profotL-idest respect of the
strong legal talent there and is
particularly popular with Davidson
people a just judge is he.
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THAT BEAUTIFUL QUILT.
Plonle at St. John John Goodman
Held the Number that Entitled Him
to the Lovely Piece of Patch work
A Cilorlon Fourth at the Sellout
Chnrch Large Attendances.
Old Cabarrus was brimful of en
tertaining events last Thursday. The
picnic by the Lutheran Sunday
schools at St John's was an occasion
that will long be remembered by the
many happy ones who attended. Be
sides the elegant dinner, which, by
the way, was superb, the 'adies of
the Home and Foreign Missionary
Society of St. John's were equal to
the occasion and BervedjdeliciouB ices
in every form, thereby quenching
tha thirst, feeding the hungry and
ceoling the heated. In fact, their
consideration in every particular for
the necessities of the day could not
have been more thot-ghtful.
Almost every attendant was anxi
ously concerned as to who would get
the beautiful autograph quilt, but
not one was less concerned than the
fortunate one holding No. 141, our
former auburn haried printer, John
Goodman, who has not ceased to
grin since the announcement of his
prize. It is a lovely piece of patch
work, made by the ladies of St
John's church. The day was
pleasantly spent in every par
ticular. Not only were the ones at St.
John's happy on the glorious
Fourth. A big basket picnic was
helc in the beautiful groye at Bel-
font church, under the auspices of
the ladies of Eo-'fcy Riyer, which was
a plea3ant occasion. Many of our
young people from town were in at
tendance and speak in the highest
terms of the days enjoyment, which
was spent in playing games, swing'
ing, driving, etc. "The dinner,"
says one, "was an elegant one and
what was done for it was a plenty.'
And in revelry the Fourth ended.
We muat extend our thanks to
our white friends for the interest
manifested in ns towards helping ns
in our church both by contributions,
o-osence acd speech. I think it but
right to say to the reading public,
that our people were highly bene
fitted and much stimulated by the
address of our esteemed townsman,
Mr. C G Montgomery. Long will his
truths live in the hearts cf our peo
ple to work out a great problem that
only time will solye. We received
from all sources $90 for Price Me
morial Temple. Again we must
thank our white friends.
W. P. Sides, Pastor.
Large Numbers of Colored People
Were in Concord on Thursday.
They came from all sections of the
county, in wagons, hacks, buggies,
carts, herseback and on bicycles.
The crowd that attended the cor
ner-stone laying at Price Memorial
Temple was very large.
The Harrisburg brass baud cos.
tributed to tho life of the day.
Everything was orderly, good
natured and not a single thing haps
pened to mar the pleasure. Cabarrus
county can boast of the goodness of
its colored people.
A Toe Cut On.
Thursday evening Barber J L
Montgomery brought into our offioe
a little negroe's toe. His name is
Goodman. He ran up to Sam Fury
and asked to ride with him on a bi
cycle. Jumping on the little bare
footed boy got his big toe under the
chain and when pabsing around the
wheel the toe was cut entirely off.
This toe Montgomery wrapped in a
paper and brought to this office.
The toe was yet alive, though fast
growing cold. It's the completest
esse of amputation we ever saw.
Trying to Stop Him.
Wben Al Fairbrother sold out the
Durham Globe to Messrs Duke and
Watts, it is claimed that he agreed
not to branch out in newspaper busi
ness in North Carolina in a stipu
lated number of years. He has pur
chased the Durham Record, and it is
said now that an injunction is being
applied for. The case is an interest
ing one and is not yet at an end.
The Bloomers Have Come.
Hush! "Tell it not in Gath,"
the bloomers have struck Charlotte.
The first suggestion of the "new
woman" is here. Two young lady
'cyclists ( f this city don their
blocmers nightly and ride with
their gentlemen friends. They'll be
out tonight on men's wheels. Both
liye in the southern part of the
city. Charlotte Obseryen
Judee Coble In Bad Health.
Gov. Carr has ordered an ex
change of courts' between Judges
Timberlake and Coble, whereby
Judge Coble gets one court for two.
It is said that the exchange . was
made because of the ill health of
Judge Coble. .
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THE BRIDGE GAVJH WAY.
Six Hundred Were on It at the Time
The Doctors Were Dilatory.
Elkiubt, Ind., July 4. A terri
ble accident occurred at Bristol, i
Bmall town six miles from this city
late this afternoon. During the
progress of a boat race on the St
Joseph river, 600 people were jam
med on a three-span bridge. Dur
ing the finish of an exciting race
and while the crowd was cheering
tremendously the bridge gave way
The mass of humanity was preoipU
tated into the water, forty feet
below. As far as known at present
38 received serious injuries, aod it is
feared that many of them will die.
Luckily the water was only five
feet deep or many would have un
doubtedly been drowned.
Owing to the excitement and the
rapid scattering of the injured by
their friends, it will be some time
before a complete list of the injured
can be obtained.
Farmers and their families were
present in large numbers, coming in
all Boits of conyeyances. Many of
the farmers, as soon as their injured
relatives and friends were secured,
placed them in wagons and without
waiting for the aid of physicians or
leaving names, departed for their
homes. It is believed that many
injured were tsken away in this
manner and that some of them will
die. The complete, list of the dead
and injured will at all events not be
known for a week. The town has
only three physicians and one of
them was so badly hurt . that he
could give no assistance. The other
two utilized the telephone in sum
moning aid and it was nearly half
an hour befoie they turned their
attention to the Injured.
Mt. Pleasat Xews.
Only a few : people ofkthe town
went to the picnic at St John's.
When water melons get ripe these
picnics will be more largely at
tended. Prof. C L T Fisher has gone South
in the interest of his school. Me
says the Seminary will be crowded
next session, and we can rely on
The boys enjoyed their trip to
Wilmington last week very much. It
is reported that some of them freely
cast their bread upon the waters."
They say it does not pay to eat candy
before taking a trip out to sea.
Blackberries may be considred a
medium of exchange these days,
judging from the quantity of them
brought to town, they must be plen
tiful. However not many of them
will spoil, for what can not be used
in baking pies will be canned for
winter use. There is not much fun
in picking blackberries, as it is al
ways followed by an itching and
scratching; and there is no relief
until you are thoroughly rubbJ-f'
with a gretsy meat skin.
Our good friend Jacob Barrier
has fallen a yietim to the bicycle
craze. Riding a nycicie seemed to
him so much easier than walking
that he determined to own one. So
he went to work to make it, and in
a short time he will have it com
pleted. As friend Barrier has never
learned to manage a bicycle and
knows nothing of its tricks, we hope
that he will not, on his trial trip
undertake to descend the hill be
yond the Methodist chnrch. But
he says he will ride it or break its
neck. - . f.-;
As many students as UBual are ex
pected to attend College next session,
We would ' like to see the number
largely inoreased, inasmuch as in
creased . patronage is deserved.
Senator Jarvis, who delivered the
literary address, said on commence
ment day, that be had found
splendid institution in a splendid
community; and that he could now
tell where and what North Carolina
College was. . Young men seeking
an education, thorough, as well as
cheap, would do well to consider the
advantages offered by this mistitu-
Death ofa Small Child.
Archey, the beloyed 5-yearold
child of Mr. and Mrs. A J Whittu
more, of Forest Hill, passed away
early Wednesday morning. It's re
mains were, .interred Thurs
day afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev.
M A Smith, of Forest Hill Metho
dist church conducted the funeral
services. To the bereaved parents
The StaSdakd extends Its sincer-
ANOTHER VERSION" OF IV,
Mr. Bonner Denlei that . Mr. Haokar
Outraged (ha little (Blrl
Auboba, N. C, July. 1 In your
issue of June 29th your eorrespon-
dont from Washington does Mr.
Walter Hooker, ef this ' place, the
grossest injustice. That he com
mitted rape on the girl or attempted -to
do so was not in evidence at all.
He is very fond of children, as every v
one here knows, and went to her
father's house, which is near by, and
in sight of his own, and played with -the
child, as he admitted on trial;
but that he had any eyil intentions
towards her was farthest , from his
thoughts. The child, it seems, told
another of his playing with her, and
soon a mountain was made out of a
mole hill. Her father feelin
wrought upon by busy bodies and
under the excitement of the moment
wanted a warrant for him. He ap
plied to several magistrates who re
fused to giye it to him, being satis
fied that the charge was friyolons.
He at last found one who did giye
it to him. Mr. Midyett, the father
of the girl, has since told me him
self that he was very Borry he e
asked for a warrant, and that he w
anxious to haye the matter stopped.
Mr. Hooker is a useful and pro
minent layman in the Methodist
church at this place, and has always
sustained a high moral character.
That publicity should haye been
given to the infamous report is ex
ceedingly mortifying to him and hit
friends here. Respectfully, J. B.
Bonner in Raleigh News and Ob
The Stakdaeu printei
dispatch and it gladly prints this
other version, and which we believe -a
correct one of the unfortunate
Syracuse, N. Y., July 3. Bob
Fitzsimmons, the well-known pugi
list, who has been on trial here for
a week past on the charge of being
responsible for the death of his
late sparring partner, Con Giordan;
Shortly after 8 o'clook tonight the
jury filed in before a crowded court
room and after they had answered
to their names, "Not Guilty."
Immediatley a tremendous cheer
went up. Such a boisterous demon
stration has not been seen Jin the
Onoodaga County Court house in
many years. County Judge Boss
pounded with his gravel in vain for
order and finally commanded the
sheriff and his deputies . to put
everybod under arrest. This had'
the effeot ot quieting the erowd and
inasmuch as tbe order was not car
ried out, everybod went away happy
On account of the verdjot the fourth
of July demonstration seems to
have started in earley, . for Bob
Fitzsimmons friends are celebrating ,
in the good old-fashioned way.
The summing up. of a! Attorney
Frederiok House, of. New York,
efense, was au eloqae
effort and it 11 ifrn- bnt a
short tima to arrive at the verdict
Clarence E Frick, of Shelby, is
clerk at the Buford in Charlotte.
i From LaGrlppe.
How Dr. Miles' Nervine .Restored,
One of Kentucky's Biulnes
; , xSPlk '- - Men to Health.!
NO DISEASE baa ever presented m many
peculiarities u LaGrlppe. No disease
leaves Its victim a debilitated, useless,
sleepless, nerveless, as LaGrlppe.
Mr. D. W. Hilton, state agent ot the Mnt-. ,
nal Life Insurance Co ot Keatvcky, says:
"In 1881 and to I bad two sever attacks ,
of LaGrlppe, tbe last one attacking a aer-
tous system mta snch severity that By Uta
was despaired of. I had not slept tor more
tnaa two monias except ty f ns,ot i
cotlcs that stupe Bed me. bat nva
rest. I was only conscious at Intoa meats
weakness, agonizing bodily pain a ad t
fact that X was hourly trowing weaker
- Wben in this condition, I commeaced -Dr.
Miles' Bnstorative Nervine In two
I began to improve and la on month'
I was cared, much to the surprise of
knew ot my condition.-. I have bee7
ceUent health si ace and have reco
your remedies to many of my frl'
LoulsTllle, Jan. B, 16. D.Y
Dr. HHes' Seniifi tis
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