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TURNS OUT .
GOOD - JOB - WORK
AT LIVING PBIOjfiS.
GIVE US A TRIAL.
In the last article it should have
said Abraham paid unto Ephron, in
stead of untoEphraim. Alao speak
ing of the trade dollar, it should
have been pntl87 instead of 1827.
The stamp on the piece cf metal
is the government's certificate that
the piece contains, in the case of the
goWklpllar.25.8 grains. It is tha gov
ernment's certificate that the piece
of metal ie of the required weight
and fineness. Required by what ? By
law. 'What law ? By the law iaada
by the government, it will be said.
But the dollars which the govern
ment makes are legal dollars. They
ore not necessarily honest dollars, I-f
the bullion value of the dollar is leas
than the mint value the dollars are
legal bet. rot hoce?t. The certiflnr-te
or s'arap in that oje would a?se."t
something which ?s sov. (rue. Such
dollars would be a lejjal tender for
the payments of debts, hut would al
so txirt a pctnt hilluenca on the
SaWprx of debts. Ab was .said in the
preceding communication legal ten
der laws pppy fit ihe i'dC of a trans
action. They may name the. condi
tions of making payment, but do
not apply at the beginning of the
transaction except in so far as they
affect the conditions oa which credit
The law making 25.8 grams a
legal dollar, wa3 not an arbitrary
act of government. If the act has
been aibitrary 25.8 would hardly
have been chosen. Decimals are
usually repulsiye, in the matter of
weighing. The weight 25.8 grains
is not so convenient as to weigh, say,
25 grains. If it had been a matter of
selection without reference to any
thing excepet to get a convenient
unit, it is very likely that some whole
niAter would have been ohoeen.
125 8 grams was chosen as the
not beevurii Ua:. u umber was
preferred by tho government but bes
cu8e a higher law dictated it. That
higher lr.w was thi l-.iw cf comuitrce
and trade, a lew ever tictive in its
operators and aa much in force to
day aj wren the eioretarv unit was
adopted. The principle involved in
the foregoing will become clearer in
the following :
The government has not only a
gold dollar weighing 25 8 grains of
standard c!d, bnt has alao a silver
dollar containing 412.5 grains of
standard silver. Ilere we have two
dollars in circulation, the one sir.
teen (more exactly, 15.98) times as
heavy as the other. Each bears the
government's stamp, certifying to
the weight and fineness of the
coins. They are legal dollars. As
to whether they are honest dollars
depends upon their relative metallic
The weight of the eilvrr dollar
' being sixteen iimes that of the gold
dollar, the ratio of the two dol ars
is said to be 16 to 1. The market
value, that is, U.e commercial value
of the two metals is about 32 to 1,
and since the mint ratio is 16 to 1,
it follows that the ratio of the com
mercial yalues of the two metals ie
only one half the cinnfte ratio.
Now surpose tl:-it the aovfrument
take3 2-5.8 graiDS of standard gold,
and 825 grains of e'anuard Biiver,
and diyidicg the latter in two equal
parts of 412.5 gr3ii;e, stamps each
one dollar. The commercial value
of the 25.8 grains of standard, gold
is equal to the comou rc.ial value of
the 835 grains of e'arMlird'eilver,
that is equai to the to pi-ces of
standard silver weighing 412,5
grains each. Lei iha pieces be made
ready for the stamp. The question
arises are they hocest dollars. If
( Old be the standard then evidently
each of the Biiver pieces is only a
half dollar. If silver be the unit
then the gold dollar is equal to two
But the government certifies that
the piece of gold is one dollar, what
should it certify with reference to
each piece of silver ? If each piece
does not represent an honest dollar
the government should not certify
that it does. If it stamp each
piece a dollar then clearly we have
three legal dollars made of two hon
est dollars, or rather we have to
1 gal dollars male cf one honest
silver dollar. Thegoyernment cer
ffiao fhit hdaS ailirar rlnllar rnn
tains 412-5 grain- of standard sil
ye r, and stamps the piece one do
lar. The piece of metal that was
worth only fifty cents before the
stamp was put on it, became one
hundred cen's at the instant the
die made the impresaion, that is the
stamp, through some msjic power of
- jts on added fifty cents -o the
value of the piece of silver. How is
4twlth the 25.8 grains of standard
gold? Does the stamp double its val
nt? Certainly not. It remains one dol
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lar, from which it follows that there
:s one stamp in, the mint, which
creates yaluc and another stump
which dees not. It is needless to
add that the commercial world has
never recognized snch virtue ia
stamps and dies, and eyery effort
that has been made to enforce the
principle has proved a failure aft-?r
trial fcr a shorter or longer period
of time as the case may I e. The
business of the world ha3 ever been
conducted on the principle cf
equivalent for cquira'enr, vIue for
value, and no false certificate own
long hold the power and influence it
may have been designed lo exert.
Let us look at this subject iu an
other way. It may fcelp to giye a
clearer idea of what constitutes the
true rlgnificatfon of a dollar, 33 well
as to give a more accurate notion in
regard to what money really is.
Suppose a farmer takes say two
bushels of corn worth cue dollar
and makes a trade with a merchant.
He eel's his corn to the merchant
end among several ways of receiv
ing payment let us suppose that the
merchant offers to pay fcr the corn
in any one of the following ways:
(1 ) merchandise, (2) a due bill, (3)
cash. If the farmer accepts the
first way in which merchandise id
given for the corn, he receives the
product of labor for the product of
labor, seryice for scryice, value for
velue, and consequently receives pay
for the corn. If he accepts the
second mode of pr.jment, he receives
the due-bill which is the merchant's
promise to pav him. In this case
he has not receiyed pay for the corn.
He has giyen the prodsct of his
labor, that is, value, but ba.i re
ceived in return only the promise of
the merchant that the latter will at
some future time pay him for the
corn. The duebill is a debt which
the merchant owes. It is a private
debt, and being such the merchant
will be tipectcd Lo pay it. Then
the farmer desires the pay for the
corn he must take the due-bill to
the merchant sad to no one also.
If the third mode of payment is
chosen then so far as the merchant
is coucerned he gitea the farmer tue
gold dollar, say, and is discharged
from any further obligation in the
matter. By tho first mode' of pay
ment the farmer received goods for
the corn and his claim " wan com
pletely saMsfied. By the second
mode the farmer did not receive pay,
but only a promise to pay, a debt
was created. By the third mode he
received cash, a gold dollar, and so
ftr as the merchant was concerned
the farmer had no claim upon him.
The question still ariees, did the
farmer receive pay for his corn whjn
the merchant paid nim the gold dol
lars. The:answer will depend upon
what the farmer wants with the
gold dollar. If he wants to use it
for ornament, for jewels, for gilding
or plating, it may be said that he has
recuived pay for his corn. In- the!
case he will have given something
of value for something of value in
each case to himself. He exchanged
sometlncg useful and desirable for
something useful and desirable. He
b3 received service for seryice, alue
Bnt suppose that he dos noi want
to use the dollar for any of the pur
roaes ahjKe enumerated. He has in
that cas given something, corn in
this inatar.ee, which cat him labor,
and which Le could hsve neel in .a
vnriety cf ways, for a gold dollar, a
very small piece of standard kuIU,
which he cannot eat, feed, or wear,
in fact which is of no material use
to him in any way whatever. It
loots yery much as if he gave hi3
corn and received nothing for it, if
we have out of consideration the me
tallic value of the coin.' The fact is
he has received a gold dollar but has
not received pay for his corn.
I" he has not received pay for his
corn what does the gold dollar, he
receiyed, signify. It means this,
that the farmer has given the pro
duct of his labor to the value of one
dollar as stated on the face of the
coin, and has never been paid for it
It means that the world owes the
farmer for two bashels of corn. It
is a debt which the farmer holds
against society, against the world,
and which be will at seme future
time present for payment. The
debt is perfectly sound, no mistake
about hat. The farmer ned not
be in haste about making the col
lojuon, but so long as he holds it,
the world owes him for his two
bushels of eorn.
There ib this difference between
ihe due bill and the gold coin. ' In
case of the due-bill the farmer won Id
have to look to the merchant for
payment. In case of the coin he
looks to the world. He gets his pa
by - exchanging his gold coin for
some article of food, merchandise,
plospura etc that he my happen to
want. The party to whom he pays
the gold dollar, is then in exactly
the some position m which the
farmer .was. He has rendered "a
service, given a vaiu? for which he
has not been paid. Thn gold dollar
is the e vidence of tha debt due him.
It is in this way that every dollar in
the country or the world for
that matter is an evidence of debt.
If r person has a gold dollar the
world sr society owes ' him for that
much seryice. If he has no money
tbna the world owes him nothing.
He has no claim on society unless
it be in the name of .charity. In.
dividuals may owe him private
debts, which they msy pay in dol
lars which in turn are evidence that
he has performed services for which
he has not been paid. Savigst.
TO EXPOSE THE FRAUD.
Tlif 1Vke fonnlj- (.'rnntf Jury lre
Krnf s flcrlii Brown itnd NntlorfiPld
l.r t'raiMlnlentljr CnroIIini; l!ie an
The grand jury of Wake County
Snperior court is determined that
the fraud and forgery cf tho As
sign -nent pH shall be investigated, in
spit0, of the decision cf thn Supreme
court that it cannot go behind the
ratification ot the Act.
Yesterday the following present
ment was made :
Noimi Carolina, ) Superior Court,
Wake County, July term, J95.
The grand jury present that J N
Brown, Enrolling (Jierk of the Leg
islature of 1805, and S P Satter
field. Principal Clerk cf the House
of Bepresen latives of the Legisiai
tnre of 1895, unlawfully and wilU
fully yioltted the duties of their
respective offices by permitting a
certain Act known aa the Assign
mentAct(the same beius; chapter
460 of the laws of 18951," to be en
rolled as a public law of raid As
sembly when in truth and ftct ea-d
Act had never p.escd the thres read
ings required by the Constitution in
either houte of said Assemblv.
V. B. MoOi.c,
Forsniaa Grind Jury.
The fvillowiug witnesses n.e
named on therisrt of tlie' Stale: J
F Dcbson, GaSdbbcro ; 11 D Stan
ford, ILoxboro; Wm. II Smith, Con
cord; A F Hiloman, Concord;
ELeriG Grant; R L Smith, Xorwcod,
The caao will be docketed now,
and the Solicitor will probably, tt
the next term cf court, make out
U.e bill of indicttient.
This will resopen ihe matter and
the fraud will be piobed to the bot
tom. Raleigh Observer.
Hoc Jiillpr Shot,
TnesJay eyenk while llr. Doc
Miller was prepirin supper at the
old home of hi a father ia No. 9
township, sn Albino, who "s in his
employ, was foolivg with an old
rusty pistol (an unloaded one) which
went off, shooting Mr. Miller iu the
right liiigh. It was entirely ac
cidental, Mr. Miller was brought
to the home of bis father Mr, KOS
miller, on South Mais street tody
in a vtry sad plight. The ball has
cot yet been removed, aud the
woutd is n?w too sore to probe.
The woand is a severe one.
B:ds lor the building of the
twenty houses to be erected for the
Cannon Manufacturing Company
were closed Thursday un-l the con
tracts awarded. J M Miller, a
young man who h s rec-ctly become
one of the contracture of the city,
got ten, fnd Key. S:dr3 will build
ten. Contrasts for other houses
may be let at an early day, si it is
understood twenty will not be suffi
cient to accomodate the influx of
Mi. Will Shoemaker, of Davidson,
who has been on a visit to relatives
at Mt. Pleasant, passed through en
his return home.
On being asked whether he was
farming he exclaimed, "no sir;. I
hayen't palled a bell cord over a hay
burner (mule) in five years." He is
a son of Mr. J F Shoemaker, who
for a long time lived at Mt. Pleat
ant, but late a resident of Davidson.
Rev. J. Q. Wertz, of St. John's,
requests ns to state that the South
ern Conference of tbv'K. 0. Luth
eran Synod will meet at St. John's
Church, No 8, on Thursday befort
the 4ih Sunday' in July. At the
same time tLe Woman's Conferen
Lial Convention will be field tbat h
oce day, on Saturday.
Tlie Honrd riMrector n,f.
Gov. Carr has reappointed Jhe di
rectors of the North Carolina Kail
way, among them our townsman,
Mr. J P Allison.
.Lawyer Lee S Overman was fjgti
dent bnt resigned, whereupon the di
rectors elected Hon. S B Alexander,
I of Charlotte presiden fc.
CONCORD N. C.; THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1895.
The Lawyer ltsclu ihe Argoinen!-
FlveKpebeii on Bvtb
Special to The Standard.
LEXiSGTOif, July 11. The fa
mous Sheniwell. Payne case is draw
ing to a clo3s.
The testimony was in at 5 o'clock
Wedneslay. Jauge Boykfn askei
for the number of speeches. After
consultation of tha counsel, Judge
Montgomery aiikeU that argument
be postponed until Thursday morn
ing; the Jndge consented and ad
journed court until 8:30 today.
The court house has been packed
eyer since toe trial oegan; many
ladies beicg present all the time. '
It is thought the jury will get the
case oaturuay even-.ng, tnonga ten
speeches by ten able lawyers will
fsqnire no little time-
Judge Montgomery opened for
the State in a masterful cCort of
nearly three honrs. He was fol
lowed by Congressman Linney, who
made an eloquent aigument in bo
half of ihe defense.
ini:ce no' in Win Likely Itellver
MiMCUarff" to ilie Jury Tomorrow
9f ontzonfory, Linney. TVilllamfi,
Rnxto.i. Wnlier nml Bobbins Have
Npokf-IJrcal inherent BtanlieMleU
nud I.Bttro Crowd). Attend.
Speci.ilno The Sl.M 'iarrt-
LEXiNUTes, N. C, July 12 Yes
terday was taken up in arguments by
counsels for the State and dt fense.
Judge Montgomery who made the
opening speeph, was followed by
Liianey, for the defense; Williams
for the Suteand Buxton for the de
fensr. Arguments in the great trial
continue a:)d will perhrps last until
tomorrow nooa. Ex-Speaker Walsar
aur'rcsspd the jury in behalf of the
C ate jfcie morniDg and Hoc. F C
Kobbins is Fpeak'.ng vfor the .bf;n ;e
.Lis afternoon. Indent ia tne cr.ee
u as great as ejwr; iman-nse jrowda
attt-uu every uay.
The Cinch Bug- lo the Ht.
From pirtiea in town we learn
that corn aud other crops aro being
iembly attacked ly the cinch bug.
This ia moailyin Stanly county and
the extreme edge of Cabarrus.
ilr. G- T. CrDWill oa Wednesday
loat a very large hog. He does not
know the cause of death.
A few weeks ago Mr. Chalmers
Sims lost a fine hog. It would be
unfortunate if disease were to break
out amotg the swine of the county.
On a Vacation nnd Ret.
Mr. J Whit Uurkhead, tecretary
and Treasurer of the Cabarrus Cot
ton Mil's, has gone to the mountains
to reast awhile and seek the "benefit
of mountain air, Mr. Burkhead's
many friends wish for him a most
beneficial tn'p. No young man eyer
stood higher ia Concord and the
hopes emerUiued for him are the
At tbe Sheriffs Home.
Complimentary to Miss Lila
Stafford, of Rocky River, nnd Misses
Bessie and Nina Kimmons, cf Mill
Hill, a sociable was given Wednes
day night at the home of Sheriff
John A. Sims. The jolly young
crowd feasted on melons, .ice cream
and cakes. The evening v. ss spent
in a round of pleasure, as is cus
ternary at the homAf the hostess,
Miss l-eesie Sims.
The lirtilt Miiii l)eeia,
Mr. Alfred Lffler, of No. 9, who
two years ago put qtkthis market
some of the finest fruit eyer seen in
this country has commenced to
bring his peaches and apples. He
has his orchard so arranged that
when it starts he ha3 fruit on to
ward Xmas. This is the man tnat
hauls wood to Concord loads piled
way up yonder.
"Had Ton Kollced It." -
The above query was put -to a
Standard reporter this morning by
a citizen who had considerable ex
perience with people who haye been
unfortunate enough t to lose their
arms. It was iu this way : A man
passed us who had but one arm, his
left one being off, and having noticed
it, the citizen asked if it hal ever
had been noticed that 90 per cent of
tbe one-arm men had lost the left
arm, and why ?
Upon investigation. we .find that
an average of 90 per cent of our
maimed ones is correct,
Kntertalned at Tea.
Mr. and Mrs. D P Day vault en
tertained at tea, Fridav evening, a
number of friends. The evenipg
was so pleasantly and profitably
spent, that the guests will not soon
forget the splendid hospitality of
the host and hostess.
There are about fifty guests at
Miatnheim r's Springs.
A pleasant eysnt will occur next
wei.k, we are told.
If you know anything of interes
to the public, tell us (.bout it
Kiah Murr has been "laid op" for
several days, vbeing efliicted with a
very ugly boil on his orm.
Kctten cabbage, or decayed ' Dutch
boqaets," is very offensive, and there
is lots of it on the market.
llr. J L Miller baa bought nt
the stock of merchandise of Hols
houser & Co., at Cannonyille.
Mirs Alice Nesbit,of Coddle creek,
is quite sick from a severe attack cf
Mrs. Wilson, of Florida, is vi.it
ing her brother, Mr. John Ranliiii
in No. 3 township.
Your attention is called to the
advertisement of North Carolina
College, at Mt. Pleasant,
Jle7. J. Q. Wertz, of St. Jo tin's
was in the city selling the overpro
duction of his garden and patches.
Printer's Ink says a bnsinese thnt
ie not advertised can run along for
a time; so can a dog wilh three
Carpenter Smart, who ha3 bean
working with the force of Cap'.. A
H Fropst, has gone to Locust Leyel
to teach school.
Mrs. Black, the mother of Mayor
Weddington, of Charlotte, died at
her home at Davidson Thursday
night, aged 70 years.
B;rrcliat8, electric lighta and
lanterns were all out last night.
Soma of the streets look:d very
Mies Julia Stire vvali, of Coddle
Creek, is spending zome time wilh
the family of Rev. V M Shaw, at
M i s. W A Pa' terse i, wl : je sevi
ciie! illneSj at Salisbury wkh noted in
these columns, is reg.strar.g strecgih
and her condition is now much im
C F Walter and Walter
would open out a grocery
It should have been C F
Walter and D. L. Parish.
The Charlotte O'oservor say3
"Hope Barrier, of Mt. Pleasant, is
here. He made the trip on his
wheel, coming from Concord in two
and one-half hours.
The Standard regrets to note
the serious illne23 of Mrs. M argaret
Grier, of Harrisbnrg. Mrs. Grier is
quite an aged lady and is the aunt of
tbe Messrs Means, of this city.
Mr. Archibald Curry, who spent
several days in the city with Lis
friend, Parks King, has secured a
school at Mill Bridge,Rowan county,
and has gone there to teach during
Mrs. S L Keller and children, of
Curmel, West Virginia, are visiting
at the home of Mrs. M M Miller,
near St. Johh's, Mrs. Keeler's
mother. Her husband, Rey. Keller,
has received a call to Canada.
Mr. John A Blackwelder, who is
doing quite a successful commission
business at Newbery, S. C, came in
Tharsday evening and went cat tc
No. 4 to visit his father, Mr. Noah
Master Ira Mehaffey sold to the
Messrs Grabers one of the finest
stall-feed beeyes we have ever seen.
It was butchered this afternoon and
will be delivered to their customers
tomorrow morning. Send in your
orders this evening, that jou may
get a choice piece!
A baseball club was organ,
izad Wednesday night at the old
Lutheran church grounds with
Louis Smith as captain, and James
Hamilton secretary and treasurer.
The first game under this manage
ment will tafce place Saturday at
Forest Hill, if arrangements can be
made to that effect.
The state Agricultural and Me
chanical College is rapidly growing
in public favor. ; List yer, though
only six years old, the College"
rolled two hundred and forty stu
dentev Thia is, we believe, a mort
rapidjewtb, than any other insti
tution in thejgiiate has 'ever made.
Its announcement appears in : this
Col. Joha Fritz Moose, of No, 6
township, was iu town Ob his way to
&reensboro. He was in a jovial
mood and stated that nis happiness
as due to the abundance- of - fruit
and crops in general.. He also says
that silver is freer now, than ever,
and that he is content with his
NEWS BY WIRE. J Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U.S. Gov't Report jj
The MpnIrd t'ondenseH Teleyrapble
Kevfn frm Alt fartN ftattern About
Pep5e, Plaeen and ThlBr.
CVtu rii.nly f-iy8 Wins on is for
cheftp fiocey. The president ap
points W. H. Anderson, of Ken
tucky, e.t Said, Oklahoma, register
of land office One hundred colored
men met in Colnmbia Wednesday
and prepared a letter to the people
of the.United States appealing for
negro rights. GeD. Francis Marion
Drake, of Centreville, has teen
nominated by the Republicans for
Governor of Iowa. Burglars looted
the safe in the bank of Milton,
III. Spain has sent 20,000 soldiers
to Cuba. Five firemen were smoth
ered to death ia a -burning livery
stable at Detroit.
"Jersey town," in the west end of
the city, is no longer & colored settle
ment, p it was some time ago, "for
thioii hava changed, you know,"
Mr. Pink Misenheimer is through
bis course at the Commercial Col
lege in Charlotte.. He is now in the
city and will begin in a few days to
keep bocl.3 fcr ilr. Gilej 1 Crowell,
at the Fenix roller mill.
P.?''. J - Scrcj g'. is it Cf-nlre
Grove church, Mt. Pleasant circuit,
where Mt. Tleaant quarterly conn
fererce wrc held today. Concord
Central church quarterly con
ference will be held Monday, in this
One of our dry goods merchants
was no little surprised Friday even
ing upon being told tfcsifc somethirg
had been stolen frm him by a
woman. The t'.lei vya followed to
the store cf Mr. Ge orgs E Fisher,
and upon searrhvv 8;; d woman's
plunder, a corset wts found and re
covered. The ILuV. was com
mitted by a colored ,?or.ar.
Few medicines Lee aetd their
ground to sumX'scI;;!?;. as Ayer's
Cherry Pr , or&l. During th pest
fif yeard, it h. j ..cm .be most
popnkr rf all coin-cures and the
demand f -""" it 'oday ;s grertar than
ever before. Prompt to tct rad
sure to dire.
To prevent pale and dfiicate
children from laspitg into chronic
invalids Jalpr in life, they should
take Ayu's 5arsapariila . together
with plenty of wholesome food and
out-door exercise. What thy red
to build up tho system is good red
Mr, Dn Krimminger, of No. 11
brought in a large losd of rnnntry
melons. "hey were nice, real nice
ones. When he quit the carpenter
business (and he was a good one) to
go to the-farm his friends thought
him theoretical. Like a good Demo
crat, he was right. He demonstrates
hia agricultural ability by bringing
in the first load of melons for the
An opportunity you can't ufl'ord to
lose ia the round trip to Richmond
on Monday, July 22, when an ex
enrsion will be run, the cost of
which is only $4.00 frcm Concord.
Everybody is going. Special ar
rangements will be made for ladies.
Refreshment cars. Good discipline
guaranteed. T.ain will leaye Conn
cord tt ri:40 o'clock Monday morn
ing. July 22. For further partic
ulars call on agent, Mr. D L Bost,
at Dove & Bost's. lw
C. E. Zing, Water Valley, Vusi., cored by
"For five years, I sntferod untold misery
from muscular rheumatism. I tried every
known remedy, consulted the best physi
cians, visited Hot Springs, Ark., three times,
spending 1000 there, besides doctors' bills;
t'ut could obtain only temporary relief. Sly
flesh was wasted away so that I weighed
only ninety-three pounds; my left arm and
leg were drawn out of shape, the muscles
being twisted up In knots. 1 was unable lo
dress myself, except with assistance, ard
could only hobble about by using a cane. I
had no appetite, and was assured, by the
doctors, that I could not live. The pains, at
times, were so awful, that I could procure
relief only by means of hypodermic Injec
tions of morphine. I had my limbs bandaged
In clay, In sulphur, in poultices; but these
I Trrerrthing, and suffering the most awful
tortures, I began to UKe Ayer's Sarsapariim.
Jnside of two mouths, I was able to walk
without a cane. In three months, my limbs
began to strengthen, and in tbe course of a
year, I was cured. My weight has Increased
to 16S pounds, and I amnow able to do my
full day's work as a railroad blacksmith." ' .
Thff Only '-WorM's: Fair 8arsaparil!a.
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WHOLE NO. 378
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Into Memberohlp .
Concord Presbytery met in spe
cial session in Morganton chnroh on
the 9th met. There were present
Revs. J Rumple, D. D., W A Wood,
D. D., J M Ross, D. D., C A Mnnrce,
J A RTamsay and tV R McLelland,
and Ruling Elders J G Hall, Hick
cry: W G Watson, Salisbury, and G
II MoraD, of Morganton church.
RiV. B Soulier, of the Waldensian
Church, was received into tbe mem
bership ot the Presbytery and his
A petition from the Waldensian
church at Yaldcse was presented,
signed by the pas 'or and the three
elders and 30 heads ot families of
that church, asking this Presbytery
to receije this church under its care.
The petition was considered and the
church was cordially received by
the Presbytery and enrolled among
its churches under tbe name of the
"Waldensian church at Valdese."
The Presbytery extended the right
of fellowship to Mr. Soulier, after
which it adjourned with prayer by
Tbe Eldest in tlie County.
We have seeu a letter from Rev.
Geo. H. Cox, pastor of Organ
church, in answer to one from Mr.
W. M. Smith. It concerns the age
of Mrs. Mathias Smith, of No. 9,
mother of Mr. W. A. Smith and
grandmother of Attorney W. M.
For sometime it hia been belieyed
that there was a mistake in the age
of this very old lady. She .was a
member of Orga.i cbjfch, Rowtm
county, before her marriage. Her
maiden name was Margaret .Tosie.
Mr. Cox finds on the church re
cords, written in German, that Mar
garet Josie wa3 born October 30,
1790, and th; she was baptised
February 18, 1791, by Rev. C. A. G.
This confirms the belief of mem
bers of the family about a probable
mistake in tbe rurabor of her years.
She has been regarded as aged f7,
but thi3 record Mr. Cox finds shows
beyond a shadow of a doubt that
Mrs. Smith is in her 105th year.
In connection with her eldest son,
townsman W. A. Smith.TiiE Staxd
aro learns some additional facts
about this remarkably old lady. She
is the mother of 11 children 5
sons and 6 daughters 5 living 2
sons and 3 daughters. There are
many grandchildren and great"
grand-children. Her oldest daughter
now about 75 years of age, lives
with her at her home in No. 9, abemt
three miles below Mb Pleasant.
Her youngest child, who is probably
near 50 years of age, i3 the wife of
Mr. T. J, Shinn. one of the best cit
izens of No. 10.
Mrs. Smith is a remarkabl
served woman for oce eo advai"
yeaiB. Her memory, hearing an
sight are yet so good that her
friends remark about them. She is
indeed actiye for one so old, and
yet (bows considerable interest in
domestic affairs. The last time her
son, Mr. w. A. bmith, saw her
about . two weeks ago she was
coming from the barn carrying a
dozen and a half of eggs in her
There is no question about Mrs.
Smith being the oldest lady in the
county; and a few miles down Datch
Buffalo Creek is the oldest man, Mr.
Martin Widen house... nc-s in' his
A Large Flower.
Little Miss Lizzie Willeford
brought a sunflower stred all the way
from Texas, which she planted sev
eral months ago, Friday she brought
to The Standard office a blossom
that could not be put into a peck
measure, Its seeds are larger than
a grain of corn. It measures CO
inches in circumference and 15
inches in diameter. A mathemati
cian made a calculation and says
tbe flower contains 8,375 seeds. It
weighs 4 J pounds and will feed
twenty-five chickens three times a
day for four days. The '. flower
makes (?) a yery pretty button-hole
"Naughtiness o some mean boy,"
says a certain one, "was displayed
last night br daubing our front gate
with fresh paint." - A fine black
dress and a handaue dress coat eot
iuu oeneht of tn
HAS THE CONFIDENCE.
One II nnd red nl Forty Dollars Trent
Philadelphia for Stock In a Coa
On Wednesday Mr. H I Wood
house, tbe efficient and affable
Secretary and Treasurer of the, Con
oora jiuuaing ana ijoan Association
received from a party in Philadelphia-$140
for forty shares of stock
in the Building aud Loan Associa-
iJhii9deipnia people, utners having'
been carrying stock for some time.
All this shows two things, of which
we are all proud of: That the out
side world knows, and has faith in
Concord and her institutions and
that they have, as we all have, con
fidence in the wisdom and business
capacity of the officers froa
dent Allison down the entire list
This usaoci' 'ion ha j done a.-. 'n
calculable work for Concord it if
doing it yet and the older it ?ets
the stronger and more tble it is.
Till r. I Annual Picnic.
The third annual bnsket picnic
for the benefit o tin Orphans'
Mr. L O Caldwell, or tatesville,
and othe.. vi;I .-ake addresses.
Tbe bicycle club have graded a
track, and ail cyo.isca are invited.
Music will be fr.rcishtd by the
A rauuicrj of Company K, Fifty
sixth" Regiment, t.nd Compcny C,
Thirty-seventh regiment, will be
held, and all survivors of these regi
ments are requested to be present.
All oi l soldiers are iuYAtdlCBptr
soldiers. A game of bassball is also
Each basket of dinner donated
will entitle the donnor to one dinner
ticket free. Admission to dinner,
adults 25 cents, children nnder 12
years 15 cents.
Concord and Cabarrus citizens are1
earnestly requested to co-operate-with
the mauegr ment of the . picnic
and help make it a great success.
The High School, started and!
successfully conducted several years?
at Troutman's by Rev. D W Michael,
has changed hands. Mr. J L Bost,
of Davidson, a graduate of Trinity,
will take charge.
Sawed the llonxe In Hal ves.
An interesting and unique little
squabble between two colored fami
liea is reported from Raleigh. Lewis,
HI a ton and James Johnson owned
a house jointly; their families lived
in different ends of? tho house. The
wives of the two men were contin
ually fussing, so that they were als
most on the verge of fighting, lhere
was no peace with them. To settle
the difficulty the meD, Hmton and
Johnson, sawed the house in halves.
off in equal pro
was put on one lot acta the other
half on the other lot. A fence di-.
vides them and there is once more
peace in the Johnson and Hinton
rlow Dr. Miles' Nervine Restored;
One of Kentucky 'a Business
No DISEASE baa ever presented no many -peculiarities
aa LaGrippe. No disease
leaves Its victims so debilitated, useless,
sleepless, nerveless, as LaGrippe.- ' -
Mr. D. W. Hlltort) state agent ot the Mnt
ual Life Insurance. Co., of EesHtckv says'
"In 1889 and '90 I bad two severe, -i-,
of LaGrippe, tbe last One attackiiy
vous system with such severity t
was dwpalred of. 'I bail not
than two months exccptNb-'
cotics that stupefied aw,Tk
rest. I was only conscious otiuMm
weakness, agonizing bodily pain arm ,
fact that I was hourly growing Weaker.
When In this condition, I commenced a.
Dr. lilies' Bestoratire Nervine. In two d
I began to Improve and la one month's V
I waa cured, much to the surprise of all
knew of my condition. I hav been I"
cellent health since ami M