THE : STANDARD.
GOOD - JOB - WORK
AT LIVING PRICES.
GIVE US A -TRIAL.
THE : STANDARD
MEWS THAT IS MEWS
FOR 1 YEAR
CONCORD N. C THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19. 1895.
WHOLE NO. 337
Aristophanes, of Athens, was the
first to notice that where two kinds
of money, the one of less yalue than
the other, mere in circulation, the
cheaper would drive oat the dearer.
CojienxiciJS, of Poland, noticed the
same thing, and Sir Thomas Ores
ham, of England, in the time of
Qaeen Elizabeth, about three hun
dred years ago, observed the same
fact The law is called GreBham's
law, and as usually stated is, "when
two sorts of coins are current, of like
yalne by denomination, but intrin
sically, that which has the least
value will be current, a ad the other,
as much as possible, hoarded, or ex
ported." The law is more briefly stated
thus: "Bad money always drives
good money out from circulation."
If tilt re were two 6orts of money
in ciralation, the one cheap and
the other dear, all payments of taxes,
interest, notes, accounts, checks, etc.,
would be matte wkh the cheaper
money. Suppose that one dollar of
the better were worth two dollars of
the worse kind, i.o payment would
be made with the better money, be
cause the bettor could De used to
buy enough of the cheaper to satisfy
the claim. No man would pay
a hundred dollars of the better
money when he con id take fifty doh
lars and purchase one hundred dol
lars of the worse kind in order to
make the payment. No man would
take his best cow to pay his tax,
when the scrub would be received in
payment at the same nominal value.
It ia for this reason that the double
standard cannot be maintained, un
lessUhe two standards are very near
ly, if not absolutely equal. It is
said that one-tenth of one per cent,
difference is enough at times io drive
the better money out of circulation.
One-tenth of one per cent, is one
dollar in the thousand, nine hun
dred and ninety-nine dollars of the
dearer being equivalent to one thous
and dollars of the cheaper money,
the per cent being reckoned on the
In order to help clear up this part
of the subject, I will ask the reader
a question : Have you ever sen any
person that wanted mossy ? Con
gressmen and Unite! States Sena
tors say the people waDt more money,
The newspapers are full of the same
assertion every week. Speakers
have been invited to go hundreds of
miles to tell the people that they
wanted money, and more nojy, oo.
In every neighborhood thvie ar? peo
ple calling for more money. This
doubtless confirms yon id the belief
that the people want more money.
' And yon may think that you, your
self, want more money.
However natural this supposition
may be. to you it is not quite correct.-'
You do not wrnt mouey, and
- jou have never seen any one that
-'-f- did want money, nor do I know nat
you ever will see ene. , This is a re
markable world. Many strange and
curious things happen, aud in noth
ing are we so likely to be deceived as
in regard to this subject money. In
our search for the truth w, too,
oten find ourselves beset by obstacles.
Our vision is too often obscured by
the dazzling brilliancy of gold bugs.
Our hearing is too ofteu rendered
indistinct by the hnmmiuj; c-f hum
bugs and the buzzing of political
bees. With obscured eyesight and
indistinct hearing, it is imj-ObSille to
study the subject. Our prejudices,
At we have any, must be laid aside.
The bugs and the bees must be
driven away before impartial and
satisfactory knowledge can be ob
tained. With all these obstacles
out of the way you are prepared to
see and know thai even you your
self do not want money, and that
you haye never seen any one that
did want it. What is wanted is not
money, but what money will get.
That is not all, yon want all that it
will bring yon. Yon will use it so
as to make it bring yon the greatest
possible amount If yon have cheap
dollars and dear dollars, and the
cheap dollars will pay your taxes,
and will pay as much debt as the
dear dollars, yon will spend yonr
cheap dollars, and convert yom dear
dollars into cheap dollars before
spending them Yon will uncon
sciously act according to that never
varying and unchangeable law,
called Gresham's law, which always
asserts itself when the conditions
fayor. The cheap money will be
the standard, and all transactions
whether they be cash or time trans
actions will be made on the basis
of the cheaper money., ' ... ' '
'.i :.'. "y Satigst.
Mr. Philip Oorrell is about sharp:
- ening ootton gins. He is fnll of
EARTHQUAKE IN HONDURAS.
City of Tegucigalpa Trembling-
Hundreds 1b in Sarreundina;
VaanUius Killed -Flames htaeot
l'p From Volcanoes to a Fearful
Height Toe Wildcat Ksei omen.
Tegucigalpa., Sept 12 Earth'
quake here. Three hundred people
killed; property loss $750,000.
A courier arrived yesterday from
Ge agan and announced the most
terrible earthquake ever known in
that section. The loss of life and
property is enormous. Three
hundred people are said to haye
periled. On Sunday the shocks
commenced, lasting all day and
night at intervals, causing much
damage, and the greatest fear among
the inhabitants of the city and
neighborhood. By Monday the city
was filled by an addition of thirty
five hundred people from the
Mountains and ontlying Tillages.
During Monday night, sheets of
flames appeared at different
points to the northwest, rising to
Tuesday morning the shocks
ceased, quiet was restored and people
left town for ' their homes. At 9
o'clock that night, however, heavy
rumbling noises were heard, shortly
after followed by a reappearance of
the flames in the mountains, which
shot up several hundred feet
Frightened people again flocked to
to town and at mid-night the church
tower fell, carrying with it the roofs
of three houseB. Nine people were
killed and 18 wounded.
Ilnmbling which sounded like the
heaviest cannonading commenced
and lasted over an hour and a half,
the people rushing madly through
the streets, praying and crying.
JuBt before daylight another pro
longed shock, which is variously cal
culated to have lasted from two and
a quarter to three minutes, rocked
the whole town as if it were a cradle.
Many fleeing people were killed by
rocks which fell in in a perfect
shower like a hail storm. Smoke
from the mountains to the north,
west rose to an enormous height, fol
lowed shortly after by the bursting
of flames from the mountainside and
the throwing out of recks and lava.
Shortly after streams of molten lava
set fire to a number of houses on the
mountainside. Cattle grazing near
by fled and were killed, being en
gulfed in the laya, which continued
flowing in immense streams.
It is reported at Yetapan, that 71
houses were destroyed. One hun
dred aud fity-three dead bodies have
been recovered there and many more
a e missing. At Covsiuanoa, 37
nooses were destroyed. Ninety-five
hodit s were recovered. At Cavusoal
29 houses were destroyed and a hun
dred and eleven, bodies were re
covered. L. is impossible yet to
give a full account of the disaster,
Many small settlements are believed
to have oeen destroyed. Shocks ex
tended over the whole Yetapan
chain an flames are seen also in the
Facaya mountains. The : shocks
have now ceased but the smoke is
still discernable at different points
in the mountains. It is feared that
the end is not yet
The disaster at Yetapan is much
worse than at first reported. The
number killed in the towns and
mountains, as far as ascertained,
amounts to two hundred aud eighty
seven, ine property loss is calcu
lated at over $600,000. The goyerni
uiesii is doinv all possible for the
v otin-.a. Slight shocks continue,
causing damage to property though
not to life. Two former extinct
volcanoes are now throwing- lava
though in small quantities. Night
shows lurid flames to immense
heights and a stream of lava is now
running into the abyss. It is cal
culated that over 1,800 cattle are
killed. Troops are scouring the
country for fugitive victims.
A Preacher Locked oat.'
: An exerienoe ot being locked out
or his own home, seldom occurs to a
man bearing the title of reverend,
but Rev. W O Alexander went
through the trying ordeal on Thurs
day, when he had left his door key
in his "other pants." His family is
away from home, and after changing
his raiment, passed through the door
and locked it from the outside leav
ing his keys behind. A hatchet
was nsed as a means to gain entrance,
when the discoyery was made that
his key was on the inside.
How it la Done in High rolnt.
Many inquiries have been made as
to how we maintain such a splendid
electric light system here at so small
a cost. Well, the biggest secret is
that the town owns the plant We
maintain thirty aro lights for the
"ity without cost to the taxpayers.
The private lights about pay ex
AT THE BUFFALO MILLS.
Machinery Being Placed and Work
of All Dlserlptlon Progressing.
Busier workmen can't be found
than those engaged in placing down
the machinery at the large
spinning room at the Buffalo Thread
mill, where work of that nature has
been in progress for ten days or
To the left of the mill on the hill
are twelve nice 3 family brick houses
ia course of construction, fonr of
which are about completed. This
annex to Concord, when everything
gets in motion, will be a little town
within itself. If yon have not
been out . there yon can get only a
taint idea of what our town is get
ting to be.
Esq. Coleman in a Joke.
Esq. Coleman, Cabarrus county's
wealthiest colored man, has been do
ing lots of travel for several weeks
in the interest of the colored ex
hibit at the Atlanta Exposition. He
has been enthusiastic and energetic.
Nearly every paper coming to us
this week contains an item about his
presence and efforts. In fact Esq,
Coleman's name has been mentioned
of tener in one week than our repre
sentatives and Senators were in the
last legislative gathering, cut we
started to reproduce what the Wades
boro Intelligencer had. - The In
telligencer says :
"W C Cole nan, of Concord, the
wealthiest co'ored man in the State,
was here last week in the interest of
tbe colored exhibit at the Atlauta
Exposition. Coleman is so nearly
white that no one who does not know
him would for an instant suspect
that negro blood flows in his yeins,
and for this reason, Eaph, the Na
tional Hotel porter, cannot be blam
ed for carrying hina to the hotel and
offering him the best the house af
forded. It was at night and the
proprietor, Mr. Smith, was not pres
ent. Coleman humored the joke
until Eaph had assigned him a room,'
and then he informed the surprised
porter that it was not customary for
negroes to be entertained at hotels
in this State, and therefore he would
have to ask to be directed to the
home of Elder Settle, of the colored
Senator JTarvla Writes a Letter.
Senator Jarvis writes a letter to
the Raleigh News and Observer. He
explains his position one between
the Populists and gold bug Demo
Mr. Jar vis says : "When the pa
pers get through vexing themselves
over my Morganton sprech, I will
deliver another one oa the subject:
There are two things needful to
the enduring prosperity of the
South bimetallism and good gov
eminent, State and municipal
neither of which is tbe Republican
party able to furnish."
ie m tt
An Old Same.
Doubtless no town on the South
ern road tolerates tbe "panhandling"
by tramps as does our littie city.
Tbis morning a mau struck town
with one hand in a bad shape, telling
for his tale the olt told story of get
ting "burned in a furnace" or some
tni ig else as bad, when, if the true
facts were known, it was the (Sects
of nitric acid, and only a scheme chat
has only too often been success! ally
woiked to obtain money without
labor. The scheme is a good one aud
takes well with the sympathetic
public who are ignoraut of tne de
The Rambler About Town.
I am belieyer in Concord ; I can
not help feeling a pride in her as I
walk about and Bee the great and
I sa Mr. W L Bobbins down
town; he has been sick with malarial
fever. With all this, he is not bad
enough looking by 75 per cent to
make Ed F Green's false description
of factory people half true.
I feel bigger when I look north
from the railroad bridge. What
was once empty is now completely
covered with buildings for one mile.
I think the lumber ought to be
removed from the court house lot
it hat been there Ung enongb.
' I must insist on people, who eat
grapes, not to throw the hulls on
thfc sidewalk. I saw a man step on
at, and after ha stepped on it I
VM not sure then whether it was a
man or not Respectfully,
Casta and Its Price.
Several bates of new ootton were
on the market todav. and tbe season
fairly opened. For new ootton, the
best trades bring about 8 cents,
which makes the good old farmers
crin as of vow, and admit that
"times are imDrevimr." Old Cotton.
somewhat stained, brought 7 J to 71
Concord has six beef markets. No
laok for beef.
S L Kluttz has now opened his
We have seen second-crop blos
soms from an indian peach tree.
Mr. Harry Fryling has a contract
for wiring some buildings at Chapel
Hill. He is there now... ....
The firm of Corriher & Carpenter
at China Grove has been dlsof ved.
The old firm is succeeded by W P
Carpenter & Co. i .
Mr. Bradshaw Castor, who was
quite sick with fever at his hoots in
No. 4 township, is again at his
business in this city.
The wife of Mr. James Bromley,
of No. 2 township, dka Fridav
night of dropsy. Mrs. Brumley was
about 45 years of age.
Mr. Ross McConnell, of the
Western Union telegraph office is
sick Mr. Jav Sims ib substituting
for him during his illness.
Mr. A Currie, who taught at Mill
Hill, this count), haB closed his
schosl and returned to Davidson
College. He's a Junior there.
jLhe standard learns from a
private letter that Mr. T C Strieker
of our town is contemplating renting
a hotel in Atlanta during the expo
Says the Charlotte Observer : "A
little child of G T Orowell, of Con
cord, who has been here under the
treatment of Dr. Misenheimer, is
The Southern bridge force which
has been repairing bridges on the
Yadkin road came np Thursday
morning and is now looking after
bridges below Concord. -
J Z Green the editoisin chief of
the Vestibule and the .Salisbury
Watchman, who has been down
sometime with fever, has suffered a
relapse and is now critically ill. I
Butler, Webater & Co., of Char
lotte, made an assignment Wednes
day evening. They could not sur
vive the effects of the fire some
months ago. .
. The infant child of .Section
Master Blackwelder, of the Southern
Railway, died Friday evening. It's
remains were intered at Rocky
Mr, S J Hooks, son-in-law of Mr.
F A Archibald of our town, has
moved to Monroe to bny cotton. He
is a clever gentleman and has expe
They say there are no ' blue-birds
this year. The Stateaville Mascot
has made the farther discoyery that
there are no "yaller jackets" this
Much interest is - manifested .by
the local baseball enthusiasts "over
the result of the national games soon
to end. Baltimore is ' still in tbe
lead and will nndonotedly win the
Mr. Charles Burdette Cross, Jr
who was injured Monday evening
y his horse falling with him
fracturing hia skull, died - Wednes
day afternoon at o'clock at jus
homo near Newell'Sj in Mecklenburg
county. He was just 20 years old. .
Our Mr. Deaton," with a nose for
news ana an energy to follow it, left
here Wednesday at 9.45, went 6
miles into the country to the scene
of the explosion, returned and by 2
o'clock the matter was all in cold
type. This Is rapid transit.'
Frank Kelso, a middlesaged man,
a resident of this place fifteen years
ago, and of circus fame but now of
Rock Hill, S. C, was here on a visit
He was surprised at the growth and
rrogressiveneBB of the town. He is a
Tillmanite and has returned to his
home "over the line." ' ,v
The Charlotte Observer is to . get
oat a woman's edition. My eonntryl
the Observer has been one-foorth
woman-edition all the time. By
tbe way, while Mr. Caldwell is away,
there is no telling' what our genial
friend, Banks, may make outcf the
Capt T S Robertson," of 'Burling
ton, the second man to run a loco
motive engine over the North; Caro
lina railroad, is in the city, tie is
on a visit to his many friends of
long ago, and asked.about several, in
timate ones that haye 'passed away
" The city water works company i
sinking the main pTpe'onT Mill street
a deptb of eighteen inches more than
formerly, owing to the pipe having
been too close to the surface b pre
vent freezing , in tne k winter.
night, while the work it going on a
lantern is hung oat as a dangtr iig
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs.
Newton Rogers, of No. 3 township,
died Thursday morning.
A circus car passed over the
Southern, and many were the small
boys who looked long and wistfully
at the ourious pictures on the aide
of the coach.
The venerable Mrs. Wheat cele
brated her ninetieth bitthday at the
residence of Hon. F E Shober on
Thursday, the 18th of September.
Mr. W A Leslie, who has been
with Barwell & Dunn, of Charlotte,
has decided to lacate in Morganton. J
inis means, now, mat uoncora is to
make a complete lost of Mr. Leslie.
Yon are right Mr. Morton, you
are right ! I see you haye discarded
the clay-bank horse. It is not gen
erally known that Uncle Sam
dosen't have his mail carried behind
a clay-bank horse.
The Keidsville Review speaks thns
of parties well known and related in
Concord: "Mr. Chas. Fetzer and
the family of Mr. R T Williams have
returned from the Piedmont Springs,
where they spent the summer.
The Lincoln Courier says this of
a gentleman well known in Cabarrus
county : "Rev. J P Rogers, of Bell
wood Institute brought his class in
history to Linoolnton Saturday to
look over tbe battle ground of Kam
Mr. John D Cannon, oaoe with
Cannons & Fetzer, of this city, and
more recently with T L Alexander of
Charlotte, has secured a position
with a Philadelphia millinery hease,
and will travel and will have the
Carolianas and Georgia ai bis
Probably few know why eggs are
so scarce on the market, rat tne
matter is easily concluded when it
is a well known fact that Cabarrus
hens are furnishing their frnitg for
the puddings in tha Atlanta hotels.
Eg?s and chickens are shipped from
this place in groat quantities. .
Ayor's Hair Vigor tones np the
weak hairroots, stimulates the ves
sell and tissues - which supply the
hair with nutritiohy etrergthens the
hair itself, and adds the oil which
keeps the shafts soft, lustrous, and
valuable toilet preparation in the
The Chronicle says that John
Davis, of the Brushies, and Harper
Adams,' haye contributed tome
beautiful specimens of Wilkes
applet to the Atlanta exposition.
Davis baa sent samples of the oele.
brated "King of the Brushies," and
Adams tha "Reid Apple."
There ia nothing to prevent anyone
concocting a mixture and calling it
"sarssparilla," and there is nothing
to- prevent anyone spending good
money testing the Btuff; but prudent
people, who wish to be sure of their
remedy, take only Ayor's Sarsapa
rllla, and so get oared.
Mr. J A Earnhardt, of No. 3,
brought in tbe second bale of new
cotton. It was picked from a 1
horse farm. It weighed 456 pounds
and waa sold to Cannons & Fetzer
for 8 cen ts. The Standard felt
the effects of this new cotton, for
Mr; Earnhardt is one of - The
Stand AbD's best parishioners.
. . . AHO THREATENED
The Danger if Averted By Uting
' "Nearly forty years ago, after
some weeks of -sickness, my hair
turned gray and began falling out
so rapidly that I was threatened
with immediate baldness. Hearing
Ayers Hair Vigor highly spoken of,
X commenced using this prepara-
tion, and was so well satisfied with
the result that I have never tried
any other kind of dressing. It stop
ped the hair from falling out stimu
lated a new growth of hair, and kept
the scalp free from dandruff. Only
occasional application is nowf
needed to keep my. hair of ..good,
natural" color. '1 never hesitate 'to
recommend aayaf Arers medicines
to my friends." Mrs. JL U. Haiohi; ,
Avoca, Neb. . . s , . . j
' ; ' -! w-aTAT-'
SHOT IN THE HEAD.
no Brother Accidentally Shoots
Another While Banting- Tbis Horn
tng-The Weand Wot Berlons.
John Pence, aged 16 years, and
hia little brother Cicero, aged 11
years, were hunting for game in the
the Buffalo creek bottoms near tbe
depot this (Thursday) morning with
a gun. The boys got separated, a
hedge row between them. Their
dogs flushed a large bird, and John,
who had the gun and not seeing his
brother, fired at it when a stray
shot struck little Cicero in the right
temple, lodging under the skin
The blood spurted and the little Tel-
low yelled. He was carried to his
home at Cannonyille. After the
flow of blood ceased, the boy calmed
down, and is now running about
with his playmates as if nothing had
Had a Mice Time.
SJt, D. V. Johnson returned
Wednesday morning from his old
home at Connelly Springs, and re
ports having had a nice time.
Among tbe many things he did
while there, he told a Standard
man this : "I walked out into the
orchard and looked at about 400
trees, every one of which had 40
bushels of apples on them, and I
ate one from each tree, I went on
until I reached the peach trees,
which were also loaded, where I ate
several bushels ot peaches. On my
return to the house I passed through
the vineyard and ate a bushel and a
half of grapes, after which I began
to feel as if I had taken on tco
mnch, bat when I got to the cider
mill I couldn't pass, so I drank a
gallon or two of oider, and then re
tired to my room, I won't tell yon
how I felt the next day." The Doc
tor unquestionably had a gcod time,
bnt got a little excited when relating
How the Utile Boy Was Killed.
Tn Itavdakp bad just a mere
announcement of the death of little
Richard Wilson. We gather these
particulars from the Raleigh News
and Observer :
Richard Wilson, the seven-year-
old son of T J Wilson, Jr., tobacco
manufacturer of Winston, was run
over and killed by a street car on
Fourth street this afternoon. The
little fellow was returning from din
ner to school, and in attempting to
crow the track when the car was
close to him, fell, and the car passed
over his body nearly severing it
Both arms were oat off. Life was
extinot in a few minutes. No blame
is attached to the motorman on ac
count of the terrible accident.
Frontotlon for Dr. Crewell.
It will be a pleasure to his many
friends in North Carolina to learn
that Dr. Jno F Orowell, formerly
president of Trinity College, has
been elected to the chair of Socielogy
ia Smith College, Northampton,
Mass. This is a richly endowed
college for women, ranking very
high and having last year an en
rollment of more than 800 Btudents.
The Doctor has also been engaged
to deliver a course of lecturers on
Sociology at Columbia College, New
York, during the coming year.
Lean Street a Pretty One
Only a limited . number. of our
citizens seldom see Loan street, but
the street force has put in a few days
of hard work on it, it is now one of
the many pretty streets of the town.
The force has also graded a portloB
of Church street in turnpike style
and built a sidewalk from Cannon
avenue to Chief of Police Roger's
residence. It removed the ragged
appearance of that . portion pf the
city. The force is now finishing np
Valley street at Cannonyille.
Sam Jonoa Shakes Hands.
-'Among the many passengers who
passed ' northward this (Thursday)
snoring, was the Rev. Sam Jones, of
Georgia, who was on his way to
Winston, where he opens a series of
meetings Friday. Whn this great
evangelist alighted from the train
he gave the few who were about the
ticket office a hearty handshake and
"God bless you." He looked quite
natural, showing n signs of oven
work or declining health.
The Heg-ro, at the Atlanta Exposition.
Chief. Commissioner W C. Cole,
man, .of Concord, N. C, the wealth
iest colored man in the State was ap
pointed ohief of the negro depart
ment of the Atlanta Exposition, was
here . yesterday on his way to New
bent to ship tha exhibit of the re
oent negro fair there to Atlanta. He
telle ns thai hi baa been all over tbe
State, speaking, canvassing and
getting np exhibits among tha color
ed people. Wilmington Messenger.
Highest of all ia Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
THEY WERE CANADIANS.
High-Topped Boots, Pistols, Knives
and Clan Stopped Only a few Hm
nfes In Front of Bank Bound for
Texas and Mexico.
so unusual was it to see men on
our streets with knives, guns and
pistols buckled about their waists,
with high-topped boots, broad-
rimmed hate and dressed in rough
riding clothes, that when tbe two
Canadians passed through the city
Thursday some people thought that
Jesse Jame'a gang had Btruck'tbe
community, and when they stopped
in front of the bank, they fully de.
terminsd that trouble would ensue.
But they were disappointed in that
respect, for the men were peaceable
tourists, en route from Monteral,
Canada, and were on their way to
Texas and Mexico, via the Atlanta
Exposition, on horseback, and after
assuring the curious people who
were watching them, that they were
not desperados, they passed through
town, wending their way eastward,
going out the Charlotte road. All
those who were excited may rest easy
Senator Bntler Issues Cards.
Senator Butler and other Repub
licans issue a call to their followers
to attend the non partisan silyer con
vention, which Mr. Ed Chambers
Smith has inaugurated. It is pre
dictea that an immense crowd will
Southern Conductor Offers Indigni
Wednesday, Conductor Stuart, of
tbe southbound through freight,
dumped four nicely-dressed tramps
from his train near the depot. Tbey
were getting free transportation, to
tht Atlanta Exposition.
The Holland Farm Sold.
The James R Holland farm down
on the Air lane road in Gaston
county has been sold for $8,000.
Mr. H G Springs, of Charlotte, ia
This faim, with all its improve
ments' stock etc., is worth $20,000.
Bat thus ends a sad story.
Hr. Miller Gels a Patent. .
Mr. Uriah Miller, of this .county,
who invented a hitching attachment
some time ago, has received a patent
on it, and has given Messrs. Long
and Workman the contract for mak
ing a hundred set. The attachment
is very simple and does away with
hitching the horse, and at the same
time prevents him from moving.
"Bey" Plyler Bead.
Rey. C Plyler has received the sad
intelligence that his son, Lsroy,
who was livitrg at Fort Assilibane.
Montana, is dead. Hia death was
first learned through a letter from
Theo West, who ia in Louisiana, to
his father. Young Mr. Plyler was
about 22 years of age and is well
remembered here Salisbury world.
Rov. Plylor and family once
lived in Concord.
Bridge Daunerous and Water Stag
nant. Not a few have noticed the danger
there is in haying no side arm to
the bridge that crosses the Big Cold
Water stream on the Mt. Pleasant
road. On the right-hand side going
east the arm is partially down, and
on the other side the lumber is rot
ten and can't last long. - It stems,
too, that the water which stands in
great pools on either side of the
bridge in the road is stagnant The
water should be drained off and the
road bed raised.
Another Boiler Explosion.
Sheriff John A Sims has just re
ceived a letter from Mr. R S Sloan,
formerly of this county, who writes
from Eureka, Texas, his home. He
tells of a boiler explosion there.
Two men (brothers) were instanly
killed and buried in the same grave.
The boiler was thrown through the
building, going through nineteen
2x12 joice and tearing up floor and
press and striking the ground 305
yards from the foundation and re.
bounding went 80 yards further be.
fore coming to the ground.
; Mr. Sloan adds that the crops are
a failure, especially cotton and corn.
The price of cotton runs from 7 to
71; and corn from 18 to 20 cents.
This accident in it extent to re
turn, seems al-noet incredible, bat
Mr. Sloan is perrectly reliable and
is a high-toned, Christian gentle
man. 4 - t
Bad Blood May Again Bestirred Vp,
The Sta'esville Mascot makes
I reference to the bad blood that ex
' ieta in Lexington. Let us all hope
that the end ia already . here. The
Mascot says this :
"The defendants, Baxter Shemwell
and Dr. Lee Payne, appeared last
week at Davidson court and submit
ted for an affray with deadly wea
pons. This was the eh-oting "affair
in the morning, and for which they
were bound over to court just before
the killing. The judgment in the
case was suspended on the payment
of the cost, the Judge remarking
that tbe whole case had been inves
tigated fully and Shemwell acquit
ted and that Payne had suffered ia
the loss of hia father, therefore he
would auspend judgment. The cost
in tbe Shemwell murder trial will
hardly be led8 thaa $3,000. The
County Commissioners have refused
to pay it, and haye employed Lee S
Overman, of Salisbury, to resist its
being adjudged against the county.
ine feud between the Shemwell and
Payne factions has not subsided.
Dr. Lee Payne, it ia said, has asked
the foreman of the jury twice which
tried Shemwell how much money he
got for rendering his verdict. This
sets the factorial hot blood going,
and the end of the Shemwell case ir
not yet. There is also talk of a
damage suit by the jury against
Payne for having this talk."
Mrs. W U Anthony, whje 3nccess
at eultivating rare llowerj aud plants
ia so well known to tbe miblic.
uiuuguu uii a.saaijiii ol t.e Targe
hazlenut raised by her. Her hazel
nut trees were raised from kernels
of nuts Bent her by a friend in
Texas, This nut is of the large va
riety and the ' oody" has an exqaisi
ite flavor. "We thank her for her
Ciuranleed ot to Bleach.
Mr. J L Harlsell, one of the best
salesmen ever in Concord, and for a
long time with Cannons & Fetzer,
had one ot his clothing guarantees
thrown in his teeth.
Eight years ago Mr. Hartsell
throwing down an 8-dollar suit of
clothes to a Stanly customer, said,
"I guarantee this suit. It will not
Today the Stanly man wearing
the coat (the foundation to the
pants long ago worn out) stepped
up to Cannons & Fetzer's store and
called for Mr. Hartsell, Mr. Harts
sell waa produced, "Lcok here, sir,"
said the Stacly man "I bought tbis
coat from you eight years ago and
you guaranteed that it would not
bleach; how much you going to take
This would have been too much
for Mr. Hartsell had he not gone
mrougn several campaiena. M
iiariseirexpiameu to tne man that
the guarantee was not for eightyears.
An S dollar suit that will stand
intact eight years beata tariff, free
coinage, Back Kitchen or Marion
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