THE : STANDARD
GOOD - JOB - WORK
THE : STANDARD.
AT LIVING PKICES.
GIVE US A TRIAL.
It 18 sometimes useful to remem
ber what the constitution contains
on the Buubiect of money. It is the
duty of the patriot to maintain and
support the letter as well as the
spirit of the constitution. The con
stitutionjif the United States says
"The Congress shall have power to
coin money, regulate the yalne
thereof, and of foreign coin, and fix
the standard of weights and meas
' "No State shall coin money ; make
anything but gold and silver coin a
tender in payment of debts ; or pass
any law impairing the obligation of
The constitution says, that Con
gress snail haye the power to coin
money. What money ? Copper ?
gold ? silver, or what ? It does not
say. As to free, restricted, limited,
unlimited, dependent, independent
coinage, jt does not say one word.
It sayB'nbthing of ratios, weight,
and fineness of the metals selected
for coinage. It is silent on the sub
ject of per capita. It says that Con
gress shall have power to coin money.
Again, it says, "and regulate the
value thereof." It does not use
the word fix as in the case of fixing
the standard of weights and meas
ures, but says "regulate," "fix" the
standard of weights and measures,
but "regulate" the value of money.
ISot fix the value, because from its
very natcre value does not admit of
being fixed, or permanently estab
liahed, like the measure of a yard,
the weight of a pound. Yard and
pound are quantities or measures
that admit of definite and lasting
determination, and do not change
from year to year, or century to cen
tnry.ialue, on the contrary, may
change from decade to decade, and
therefore admits only of being regu
lated from time to time. Any Con-
gress may coin money and rgu!.tte
the value thereof and not violate ibe
1 etter and spirit of the constitution.
"JNo state snail coin mosey
Ihit places the power or coining
money in the "hands of Congress.
"And no State shall make anything
but gold and silver coin a tender for
the payment of debts."
Here we are told what metals shall
be used as legal tender money, viz :
gold and silver. Money made of
gold and silver seems to be the legal
tender money of the constitution
but it the constitution says
that gold and silver are the
metals the coin of which may be
made a legal tender, what shall b.
the relative value of the two metals ?
What shall be the weight and fine
ness of the respectiye coins? Must
i 5 be understood that gold and eil-
yjr, or gold or silver shall be made
a legal tender ? If a man has a debt
to pay, must he pay part silver and
part gold? Or may he pay all silver
or all gold? Must both metals be
coined in order to meet the 1 equip
ment of the constitution when it
says no State shall mke anything
a legal tender, but gold and silver ?
Let it be admitted that both metals
shall be coined. Siall tne coinage
of either be restricted, or unlimited,
regardless of the market value of the
two metals, the relative convenience
of handling them, and the general
desirability of using one or the other
or both as money. Shall a thousand
dollars of silver money be considered
the equal in every respect of a
thousand dollarB of gold money ? A
mint will stamp twenty million dol
lars in twenty dollar gold pieces in
the same time that it will stamp a
million silver dollar pieces ; the
bor incident to carrying, handling
tin counting ine latter win neany
equal the labor required to carry,
handle or count the former. Shall
the two metals have a forced equals
ity, notwithstanding the great dif
ference in their natural equality ?
The constitution does not answer
these question?. The answer is left
to be made according to the con-
ditions which confront each genera
tion of people.
It is evident that the constitution
tells ns nothing positive aoout what
the money Bhall be. All that is
said, is, that only gold and silver
coin shall be made a tender for the
payment of debts. The constitution
names the metals, and any attempt
to stretch the meaning so as to make
it correspond with any preconceived
notions? we may have as to coinage,
ratios, etc , would be a perversion of
the meaning of the constitution it
gelf. There is nothing in the con.
stitution which tells us which coins
to make the heavier, gold or silver.
The constitution gives us no idea of
the relative values of the metals.
' Again legal tender for the. pay
ment of debte may be a misleading
phrase! The question as to what is
the meaning of legal tender ia a very
interesting one. Who has the right
to make anything a legal tender ?
The state or parties to the contract ?
The government makes coins of gold
and silver and says they shall be a
legal tender for the payment of
debts. In practice does the govern
ment not contradict itself ?
Take for illustration the follow
ing blank promisory note C
On or before tbe 1st day of Jn
nary, 1895. for value received, I
promise to pay Henry Jones
, with interest.
(Signed) John Dob.
July 1, 1894. j
Here then is a contrast, an agree
ment on the past of John Doe to
pay, and on the part of Henry Jones
to receive. But to pay and to re
ceive what . Tne parties to tne
contract say what shall be paid and
what shall be received. The state,
the government has nothing to do
with making the contract. The
state does not say what shall be the
legal tender. The legal tender for
the payment of the l ote must be
named in the blank space. Suppose
that John Doe agrees to pay one
hundred bushels of corn. Then corn
is the legal tender, Henry JoneB
will have no right to demand any
thing but corn in payment. If it
said white corn, yellow corn, red
corn, then white, yellow, or red corn
would be the legal tender for pay
ment of the note
Suppose that instead cf corn, the
agreement to pay one hundred
ounces of silver, or oae hundred
penny weights of gold had been
made. Then one hundred ounces of
silver in the former case, or one hun
dred pennyweights of gold in tbe
latter would be tbe legal tender, and
payment would have to be made ac
cordingly'. In each case the contract
names the legal tender.
Now, suppose i be promise is to
pay one hundred dollars. Here th
contract is implied that payment is
to be made in the legal tender dol
lars made by th government. It is
ccuU't.ci to p.y and to receive, just
as much so, and in the same sense
as in case of the ounces of silver or
pennyweights or gold, in no case
does the government say what thall
be paid and received. What it doeB
say is that each party shall per
form bis obligation as stated in the
contract, that the payment shall be
made in bushels of corn, ounces of
of silver, pennyweights of gold, or
dollars is an accident dependent
npon the desires of the parties to the
time ot making the contract. The
government simpiy enforces the f ul
fillment of the contract The gov
ernment makcs no man give his note
for one hundred bushels of corn,
one hundred ounces of silver, one
hundred pennyweights of gold, oi
one hundred dollars. But, if he
does give his note for either, it eays
he shall pay it, that is fulfilling his
part cf the contract.
It is, of course, immetemi how
this matter be viewed. The imports
ant thing to keep in mind, is to look
at it, bo that it may be seen as it is,
Suj pose that the corn was worth
40 cents a bushel when borrowed
and 50 cents when payment was to
be made why should receive the ben
efit of the rise in price ? The party
who lent the corn or the. party who
borrowed it? He borrowed $40
worth of corn, should he pay back
$50 worth ? It should be answered
that the contract was not to pay
dollars worth of corn, but bushels of
corn. The contract should be fulls
"Whilst we are on this subject of
debt, suppose that A borrows one
thousand dollars of B, to pay C for a
tree-, of land. And suppose that at
tbe end of five years when A goes to
pay B, the value of the land has
Bunk to eight hundred dollars, and
suppose that the land decreased in
value because money appreciated in
yalne, A feels that he has been
wronged out of two hundred dollars.
Now at which end of the transaction
ought he go to get his two hundred
dollars? To B from whom he
borrowed the money, or to C to
whom be paid it? G has the
thousand dollars which has apprecia
ted in value, and A has the tract of
land which has depreciated in yalue,
B has neither the land nor the
money, but has A's promise to pay
him the thousand dollars. He is
out one thousand dollars, and if the
money appreciates in value it is not
just that the note he holds against A
should appreciate in value, C has tbe
money that haj appreciated in value
would it not be f ar that he should
restore the money which A claims
he lost wrongfully?. Why make B,
who was no party to the transaction
tne loser on account of the apprceia- j
tion ot the value of money or the de
preciation of the value of th6 land.
It was A's and C's transaction, A
received the land, and C received the
money,now why should they combine
to make B lose the two hundred
dollars ? A and 0 did the trading
They received the benefit, why make
a third party bear the loss ? What
kind of a country would it be that
would for one moment listen to or
tolerate such a proceeding ?
The constitution does not provide
for the appreciation or depreciation
of values, but if it means anything
at all with reference to the value of
money it means that the gold and
silver coins shall be honest coins
The word dollar does not appear in
the constitution, but it is implied
that if we call the coins
dollars then any one dollar shall
be " equivalent in every respect
to eyery other dollar. Such a thing
as a cheap dollar or a dear dollar is
not known to the constitution. If
the constitution means anything at
all it means that the legal tender
coiss shall bear plainly and truth'
fully the impression of the stamp
which is designed to inform people
whan the weight and fineness of the
coins are. The constitution was not
constructed and adopted for the per
petration of dishonesty and fraud.
The money of the constitution is
honest money. The stamp of the
government should be a truthful
stamp. Before the government
certifies that a piece of metal is
dollar, it should satisfy itself that
it is a dollar. The constitution does
not contemplate fooling the people
It does not contemplate defrauding
them, Th3 constitution gives Con
rress the power to coin mcney and
regulate the yalue thereof. Accord
in?lv one of the first dnties of the
first Congress elected under the con
stitution was to provide for the coin
age of money. This was no easy
matter as some would have us be
iieve. Much time and much labor
were spent to astertain just what the
unit or base of the money should be.
After raneacking records and history
it wua finally concluded that 371 i
grains of pure silver was the proper
quantity to put in a dollar.
If we had no other evidence, the
number 3711 would still tell ns thit
the task before our forefathers was
no easy one. Of all the numbers
from 1 to 1,000, there is not one
more singular than 371 1. Even if a
3, a 7, and a 1 were found to be the
figures, what order should be given
them? Should it be 371, 317, 731,
713, 173 or 137? After great re
search it was found that 371 was the
order in which the figures should be
Bat the mun who were trying to
find, a unit of value were houeet men
They were not satisfied win the 371
They were afraid that it might be a
little too much or a little too Utr!e,
in either of which cases the people
would be wronged. They reviewed
their work, and lo ! and behold !
they found that 371 was not quite
enough, but lacked jast 1, and that
instead of the unit being 371 grains
of pure silver, it should be 3711
To most men 371 grains may seem
near enough, but our forefathers
?ere so particular that tbey wanted
tojget nearer. They knew that It
was very important to have the num
ber as neatly correct as possible.
Many numbers such as 200, 300,
400, etc., would have teen much
more convenient. But it was not a
matter of convenience. It teas a
matter of honesty aud jjs'ice. It
was not enough to be written a unit
of the right numbei. Thej went
much f urthur and added 1 of a grain.
One-foarth of a gram is a yery little
weight. If the reader will take a
pound of sugar and diyide it into
seven thousand equal parts, each
part will weigh one grain, which
will be four times the weight of the
onefourth of the grain our fore
fathers put to the 371. Now divide
each one of seven thousand equal
parts into four equal parts and you
have twenty-eight thousand equal
parts, each one of which will weigh
ast one-fourth of a train the
amount our forefathers thought is
just to add to the 371. The one
twenty eight thousandth part of a
pound is a very small quantity.
Also, if the 3711 grains be divided
into fourths of a grain, it will be
found to contain just 1485 of these
exceeding small foarths, the value
ot each ot which was the 1485th
part of a dollar, about the fifteenth
part of a cent. So particular were
our forefathers they would not have
so much aa the error of a cent.
They worked until they got within
a halt cent of the mark, and if
there were any among them a little
weak in the honest religion of the
heart, they no doubt thought that to
be within half a cent wonld be near
enough, Bat the majority did not
CONCORD .N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 8,
think half a cent near enough, so
they worked on till they got within
the tenth of a cent, but still the ma
jority said we mast get nearer if we
can. It will not do to wrong any
man, be he rich or poor, out of even
the tenth of a cent They did not
haye kerosene lamps and electric
lights then, but had to work at
night by the light of tallow candles
which had to be snuffed every few
minuteB. They worked and worked
and worked until they got .within
one-fifteenth of a cent, and after
having tried that small fraction they
concluded that that was as near the
trne number as honest men could
get Accordingly they recommended
3711 grains, and it was adopted for
1792, not necessarily for 1892. 0 w
ing to their superior qualifications,
there have been men who seemed to
think that they could have fonnd
the nnit of valne adapted to any age
or century, in a time not exceeding
ten minutes. Savigny.
What has become of the drum
Country melons are very small
What looks more natural than to
see Messrs Joe Goodman and Sid
Rintela on the streets together.
Three is the number of prisoners
in jail at present, one of them be
longing to the chain gang.
Dr, JohnBton has a blue-haired
Thomas cat. Jesse Hamilton says
the hairs are naturally blue.
See notice of land sale by Jas. C
Gibson, commissioner, foond else
where in this issue.
What wonld the supeistitions
think had they seen the thirteen
coffins on one dray wagon at a
John F Harwell, the register of
deeds of Catawba county, died
Wednesday morning. He was quite
Mr, D A Caldwell is a potato
raiBer, too. He planted one of the
bliss of triumph" variety and raised
therefrom 78 potatoes.
The Ould Mercantile Company
will move into, the store room next
to The Staxdabd office, formerly
occupied by Monison, Lentz & Co.
Mr. John Stirewalt, of the Beth-
page No. 4- section, had a stroke of
poplexy on Monday. His condition
ihe ctandard received a very
pleasant letter from Paul Caldwell.
He 13 now manager of a drug store
The colored fire company will
nd three delegates to the colored
Firemen's convention at Henderson
on August 12.
That brass band in the West made
np of young ladies is merely cumu
lative evidence that the new woman
not indisposed to blow her own
Mr. H C Lentz, partner of Mer
chant John K Patterson, has gone to
Rowan to spend a vacation of a
month or so. What may be the re-
It of his trip will be made Known
Miss Ufford, of Philadelphia, :
quite sich at Misenheimer's. She is
an aged laoy and the trip there pros
trated her. Her son and niece, vt ho
started White Hall, are with her.
The annual camp meeting for
Hickory Grove.Mecklenburg county
will begin on the forurth Sunday in
August. Cabarrus and Concord are
alway represented upon this occasion'
The Lenoir Topic says there are
people in Caldwell county who be
lieve that the free coinage of silver
at 16 to 1 means that the Govern
ment gets the 1 and the people the
Mr. Lawson Lentz and family
passed through Wednesday from
their home, Mt. Holly, going to Mt
Pleasant.Mr. Lentz's old home, They
will spend some time there visiting
Mrs. S L Keller, who has been on
a visit to relatives in No. b, has gone
to oostock, Va., where she joins
ber husband lo spend a week before
going to Rev. Kellers "new charge in
Frank Smith, a young man of
Forest Hill, and an, operative in
Mill No. 2 of the Odell Manufactur
ing company, got his hand badly
torn up in the machinery Wednes
In the Coleman-Hartsell case, the
jury could not agree npon a decision
and after being out all night, at 9
o'clock this morning made a mis
trial, the jurymen standii g seven for
Hartetll and five for Coleman. ,
i For 17 miles east of here the pross
pects for a corn crop are un par alls
elled. If an average season con
tinues, the crops must be eclarged.
Miss Jessie Wortman, one of Sun
derland's teachers, will not return
next year. The condition of her
-.i. i -
-gcu xaluCi-r4uir ner prepuce
In view of the number of girls who
have been murdered in the last year
by drunken mer, a contemporary
adyises girls to associate only with
men who do not drink. That course jcompsnied by Sheriff Sims, Deputy
would take from the young woman! John S Hiil and Mr. R Will John
her fayorite angel of reformation.
Mr. Harry Langdon, the clever
actor, has signed with A Y Pearson.
manager of "Land of Midnight
Sun," "White Squadron," and other
famous plays, No. 1432 Broadway,
New York, He will leave next
fJPaul Means, colored, of Concord,
was arrested by Officers Rieler and
Cnnnintrham for "fL n W " s Col
Phifer enters it on Ma Criminal
court minntpa. TVia initmln tnn t
once see, stand for carrying conceal-
ed weapons. Charlotte ObBeryer.
In the case of R J Cook against
the heirs of the estate of the late
Mrs. Shinn, for the support of the
LuCr iu uer ueciming uays, me
court allowed Mr. Cook ?75, which
win aooui cover tne coss or tne suit,
He was suing for $800.
Mr. W S Hartsell, one of the
Standard's best friends at Mt
Pleasant, gave ns a pleasant call to-
day. Mr. Uartseil is running one of
tne oesc tanneries m the State, be-
sides he manufactures Bhoes, harness
and saddles and supplies a big trade,
Ex Court Crier F A Kluttz, of
Georgeville, has gone to Morganton
and other points up the Western
road looking after a suitable location
to remove his bee swarms. His room,
he says, is too small in Cabarrus for
his bees He wants to settle them
Mr. John R Cruse, who has assist
ed Sheriff Sims as a deputy and 'ex
press agent combined, wm move
back to his farm in No. 6 township,
We regret to lose Mr. Cruse and
family from the city, and we wish
him abundant success down on the
Many of the Confederate soldiers
are vexed because Ben Tillman is to
speak here on August 13, the date
sat for thdr reunion, out of which
they wanted, above all things else.
politics. Capt. Charles McMonald
who is a veteran, requests The
Stakdakd to state that Mr. Tillman
.,o j. u.
oominir and that the ones aalcincr
him to come are not responsible
Dr. NDFetzer stands ajrncnltnr.
allv wav no hiffh. He ia a tomato
raiser and he raises 'em out of his
own garden too. He exhibited one at
this office weighing two pounds and
two ounces. It is of the variety I
known as Ponderrosa. We haye I
sufficient reasons for knowing this
fruit did not come out of the Doctors
brother's garden, for Mr. P B Fetzer
is not near bo good a farmer as is hie I
brother. They are near neighbors,
is the reason The Standaed speaks
Site Has Ever Known. Words of Praisa
from a Hew York lady for
" I would like to add my testimony to
that of others who have used Ayer's
Pills, and to say that I have taken them
for many years, and always derived th
host results from their use. For atom,
ach and liver troubles, and for the cure
of headache caused by these derange
ments, Ayer's Pills cannot be equaled.
V 7 " 1
When my friends ask me what is the
best remedy for disorders of the stom
ach, liver, or bowels, my invariable
answer is, Ayer's Pills. Taken in sea
son, they will break np a cold, prevent
1ft grippe, check fever, and regulate the
digestive organs. They are easy to
take, and are, indeed, the best all-round
family medicine I have ever known."
Mrs. May Johnson, 368 Kider Avenue,
New York City.
Highest Honors at World's Fair.
Ayer's Sirtafirllli Cira til Blood Dlurden
NIGHT HAWK OFFICERS.
i oej nan 9omo (wmt it km no
o Only it Tramp and not a Con
About 12 o'clock Wednesday
night Authorities telegraphed the
Spent at nnr flpnnf in nntifv f"!hiof
l J v.
at poHce Boger and a88igtant8 that
three conyicts had escaped from the
Mecklenburg chain gang and that
J they were coming this way on a
freight train. They did not arrive,
however, although Chief Boger, ac
I ston, pulled three men off the rods
01 tn? -. They bore
eviuence oi Deing convicts cr
8nbiect8 of hard work and satisfied
iney weie not 1110 one8 tne officers
One big greaBy bum, in answering
questions, stated that he was "only
a tramp." They went on their way
" Meat akin Laid Away." ;
Will Luther, a 16-year old negro
bov that loafs around town.thia (Vru
dY) morning made an effort to make
away with a slice of bacon from the
8 ore of Mr Ed Fisher. It wa
good sized piece, and in trying to
He waa mada ,h.moaf AJ
tne ii5erate(L Tha flmall bovB ot
on to him and in 80ng they chft8ed
him about town slno-in r.nthCr
had a meat skin laid away, to grease
blmself with every day,
Fido lias Deceased
"Be thou faithful unto the end,"
and so it is with Fido", the faithful
little dog of Mr. Ed. Castor. He
had followed in his master's foot-
stepa to the Buffalo Mills Wednesday
mnring, but during the day took
81clr Ue never returned home
82ain- Atter reaching Mill stree.
near sPrin h lay down like a dog
auu uiou. auu uuw no ucat - rooriuwav. uut naa rorcottpn tn nn an
Fido is dead."
The game of ball
Populists and Democrats, of No. 10
towjship, played Wednesday after-
noon, resulted in a score of 6 to 2 in
favor of Populists. Of course the
defeat of th6 Democrats was at-
tributed to tha successful work and
J unflinching decisions of an nmpire
who was as strong a Ponulist in
eball as in politics. Everything
Pa8BeQ ou Peasantry, nevertheless,
and anotlier game will be played
Mr. R A Brown was left in a bad
fix Thursday when trying to hail a1
street car in Charlotte. Mr. Brown
irori tha n,nfn,mon
runninz to catch the car when his
leg broke-his wooden leg. There
hfl innnc,i tnr h nAt
farther. The car moved off. while
Mr. Brown look longingly after it.
A policeman finally came to his as-
sistance and asked about the trouble.
He was amazed to learn that Mr.
... . .
bad broken his leg instead of being
"overloaded," as was the policeman's
One Hnndred and Flfly.
it i8 seldom people turn out on an
occasion such as a lawn party as
they did Wednesday night at Forest
Hill. Under the auspices of the
ladies of the Methodist church, ice
cream, cake, watermelons, fruits and
candy were seryed to the great mass
of people, and as a result of their
efforts, they realized $150, and there
was little, if anything, left that, was
not sold. Mr. Eitz made between
80 and 90 pounds of taffy. The
party opened at 7 and the lights
were put out at 11 o'clock and the
place of recent revelry was then a
deserted lawn. My ! what a success.
For tbe Orphans.
It was a gala day at Mooresville
Thursday, when between three and
four thousand people gathered there
to participate in the annual picnic
for the benefit of the Barium
Springs Orphanage. The old vet.
eran, Capt. A D Cowles, of States-
ville, spoke to the old Boldiers on tbe
cause and results of the late war.
His speech followed that of Mr. L
C Caldwell, mayor of StatesviIIe,who
spoke on "A Nation's Greatness the
Homes Thereof," who showed his
deep and perfect understanding of
his great theme.
More than $200 were realized for
tbe orphans upon this occasion.
For Over Fifty Tears?
Mrs. Winelow's Sooth;Dg 8vrun has
been used for over fifty years by
millions of mothers for their children
while teething, with perfect success.
lit so thes the child, softens the
gums, allays all pain, cures wind
colic, and is the best remedy for
Diarrhoea It will relieve the poor
little sufferer immediately. Sold bf
Druggists in every part of the
world. Twenty, five cents a bottle
Be sure and ask for '-Mrs. Wihslows
Soothing Syrnp," and take no other
WHOLE NO. 331
Highest of all in Leavening
Fire In So. 5 TowunIiIo TnurwIaT
Might, Burning; all Mr.- Baker'
Mr. William Baker is attending
court this week. He lives on Caleb
P Cline's place, near Mt. Gilead
cnurctt m No 5 township. He
carried home with him a piece of
eef Thursday evening and thinking
it would not get cooked thorouehlv
done before time for him to come to
town, put the beef into a pot and
the pot onto the fire,
Aboqt 10:30 o'clock the family
waa awaitenea tiy tne tcreaaos of bis
i , ..... .
I oaoy and to tneir horror found
memseives enveloped in a mass ot
flames tne bouse beiog so nearly
burned dwn that tbey barely es-
capea witn tneir lives. It was a
nar"ow eCaP indeed.
I Mr. Baker was in the citv last
Friday and says he lost everything
pertaining to household effects.
A DISTRESSING AFFAIR.
Jlr. MeXInrh'M Child Nwallonn Bi
chloride of Mercury aud Dies From
When Mr. S S McNinch snd fam
ily moved from their old house into
ihenew one they now occupy, Mrs,
McNinch threw out a lot of i,ld hot.
ties, some of which had mixtures of
different kinds in them. Among the
number was a bottie of bi-chlonde
of mercury, which she had cleaned
her beds with in March. She bad
intended having the bottle carried
from day to dav. Yestsrdav after
uuuu at O
noon at 3 o'clock the children,
amon whom was Pearl, the next to
the youngest, a lovely little girl of
two-and-a-half 3 ears, were at play
m tQe Jard- The little one fonnd
tfle bottle containing the deadly
mercury, and before the other chil
dren knew what Bhe was doing,
swallowed some of the contents of
tae bottle. The children ran in to
tell Mrs. McNinch. She sent in
"u w lur auusiaoa
ana pnysicians. urs. jucocmos &
Gibbon, Irwin and Woodley reported,
anjc worwo wn me cmo au even
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1U6- " H"eu areau-
-i macn pump was usea
auu luc JUiB0U Kouea 0U6 01 Ber
stomach, but she got some ot it
down her wind P'Pe and U was soon
aPParent that tha wtnd pipe was
closing up. Her efforts for breath
were Pltlul tbe beflold- Tne dls"
"iu parema auu pnysicians
1 .1. J 1 1 . 1
worked with her all afternoon and
ni.ht bnt there was litt,e h?e . of
BttYlus uer me- fle ueSaa -inising
I at 12 o'clock. As a last chance of
saving her an operation was per
formed on her throat, a tube being
inserted in the wind pipe. It was
too late. The little one's struggles
ceased even as the operation was be
ing performed. Charlotte Observer.
Intenoely Alive f orpue,
Dr. L A Eikle i.in. the city and is
well and enjoying himself no little,
7et iQ tbe face of this a rumor had
it at Kin Mountain, hip home, that
be is dead.
This morning Mr. W A Manney,
one f Dr's. parishioners and a
staunch friend, telegraphed Mrs.
George W Means as follows : "Is
Dr. L A Bikle dead ? Answer quick
Dr. Bikle got tha despatch and
answered it himself, as follows ; "I
am alive and well."
I: goes without saying that Dr.
Bikb was delighted to be able him
self to answer the dispatch.
Clrover Took Ills "Turn."
President Cleveland' gave the
natives of Buzzard's Bay an agree
able shock a few days ago by enter
ing tbe shop of the negro barber in
the village and calmly awaiting his
turn for a bailment. Everybody
wanted to waive his right lo being
next, but the president declined to
permit them to do so.and awaited his
turn just like any plain American
citizen. The barber was so agitated
that he came within an ace of cut
ting a man's beard off instead of his
beard. Philadelphia Telegraph.
The Albemarle Nehool.
The Stanly News nays: "At a
meeting of the trustees of Albe
marie Academy Friday evening, Mr.
John F Eirk, of.Lisk.Rowan county,
was elected principal, and Miss Mag
gie Barrier, of Mt. Pleasant, teacher
of primary department. It is use
less for ns to say anything in regard
to the efficiency of these teachers.
XEWS THAT IS NEWS
SEW UM DOLLAR
Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
THE PIANO AND ORGAN TAX
Judgre Minionton Holds it to be Viola,
live or the Constitution.
Asheviixe, July 31 Jodge C H
Simonton has handed down a de
cision in an important case. On the
20th of Julj a warrant was issued
by Justice Carter against W J
Hough, of this city, the charge be
that Mr. Hough had violated section
25 of the revenue act of North
Carolina forbidding the sale of pianos
and organs wuhin the State with
out payment of a license tax of $250.
Tncker & Murphy, of Asheyille, re
presenting the W W Kimball Com
pany, of Chicago, and other piano
and organ companies, produced a
writ of habeas corpus from Judge
Simonton, returnable at Flat Rock,
July 24th. Oo that day J D Mur
pby argued the cace before Judgo
Simonton. Yesterday the judge
sent his deci3on to United States
Court Clerk Patterson's office. In
this the Judge holds in fayor of the
defendant, that section 25 is uncon
stitutional and yoid, for the reason
that it is in violation of article 1,
section S, of the constitution of the
United States granting to Congress
the exclusive right to regulate com-
m?rce between the States.
t liy Treusiirrr Arrested.
jACKSOJivriLR. Fla., July 31.
Robert C Scotr, cx-city treasurer,
was arretted today, on a charge of
embezzling $10,707 of the city's
fumls dc.irg his term cf office,
which expired Jnne 21, The al
leged shortage waa discovered by ex
perts employed by the city
council, Scott today fil
owe wuu me council, denying that
there was any shortage in his ac
counls and asking for sufficient time
to make a thorough .'examination of
the books as he had only been giyen
five days to answer the charges
which it bad taken five experts five
weeks to make. The request-was re
fused and .criminal prosecution
Vhen taken before tbe Criminal
Court the judge refused to take cog
nizance of the case as the capias
on which Scott was arrested had
not been ordered issued hv tha
The clerk paid no attention to
the court's refusal to try the case
and issued another capias.
Scott's attorney immediately ap
plied to the Circuit Court for a writ
of hebeaa corpus and secured Scott's
release from custody on the ground
of the anest being illegal. The
charge of embezzlement will again
be made at the regular term of the
Criminal Court on Angust 27th.
A narmonloua Couple.
Mrs. Perkins (calmly reminiscent)
"Jonathan, we'ye bin married 40
years next Tuesday, an' never had a
cross word yit."
v Mr. Perkins "I, .know itI'v
stood yer jawin' purty well.1
Mrs. Perkins Jonathan Perkins
you're a mean, hateful, deceitful old
thing, an' I wouldn't marry you
agin fer love ner money '."Judge.
EART DISEASE, k.
many other ailments when they j
have taken hold of the system, !
never gets better of Its own accord, nj
Constantly grotea trorae. There are
thousands who know they have a defective
heart, bnt will not admit the fact. The
don't want their friends to worry, and
Don't know what to take for it, a
they have been told time and again tiis
heart disease was incurable. Such was the
case of Mr. Silas Farley of Dyesvllle, Ohio
who writes June 19, 18M, as follows: ,
J'l Kat heart disease for 98 year,
my heart hurting me almost continually. -The
first 15 yean I doctored all the time,
trying several physicians and remedies,
until my last doctor told me It was only a
question of time aa
I could not be cured. '
I gradually grew
worse, very weak.!
and completely dla-t
eonraged, until I ; -lived,
np In bed, because I
couldn't lie sTetcia'
nor ait np. Think
ing my time had' '
come I told my fam
ily what I wanted''
done when I waa
gone. But on the first day of If arch oa
the recommendation of Mrs. Fannie Jones, 1
of Anderson, Ind., I commenced taking'
Jr. jniea Xe) Cur for tha Btmrt, ..
and wonderful to tell, in ten days I was,
working at light work and on March IS com
menced framing A barn, which la heavy
work, and I havnt lost a day since. I am OS
years old, 6 ft i inches and weigh SSDfbs.
M believe I mm futlm omro, and""
I am now only anxious that everyone shall .
know of your wonderful remedies.
Dyesvllle, Ohio. ' 8iLAa Farlxti
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