Vol. XIII. No. 204
ill II PIT.
HER WONDERFUL PROGRESS
THE FAST YEAR.
I on I'icluresof Our City ns She is
Today Her Splendid Clin relies,
schools. Banks, Hotels, XewNpaiiers
Iler Immense Slaniiraeturiti
iMuul and Frosperons Merchants,
Her Lawyers, Doctors, Dentists,
Tjc Steady Advancement ol'a Thrl
One hundred and four years ago
Cabarrus became a eounty formed
of territory embraced in Mecklcn
bargj county. A county seat formed
no small part of the vexing questions
mi which men differ. Tbe location
was a compromise and Concord was
the name that it was hoped would
carry reconciliation, peace and good
will. Slowly but steadily she has
forced her way to the front rank of
prosperous town3 in the State and
with all her varied interest probably
the name Concord was never more
fitting than at this time. ' Her pop
ulation sec ma to be in the enjoy
ment of peace and good will.
Without noting what the town
has or has not been we propose to
renew her as she is today and what
thr has accomplished in '96.
A ciiual glance chows the town
be in the Piedmont section on
v l;t Southern Railway which
h-.:3 korned her importance for car
CITY GOV. RNMENT
The town has a good and safe
g jumment with L McKee Morrison
mayor, with L D Duval, A M
Brown, 11 F Coble, J C Fink, J K
Patterson and G T Crowell as alder-iik-n.
Between the two extremes of bur
iensome taxation on the one hand
'VA a neglect of improvements to
n::et the increasing demands of a
growing town on the other theee
' -rdy fathers look well to every in.
r-'Tv.-t ff the town.
Cone 3rd has no bar rooms and
:;.-r.'for Mr. J L Bcger and Mr.
C Fllic. are able to hold down all
the toughs in its G,300 in habitants,
br-::,1?3 the immense r umber who
-v " v here for purposes of business
; :? o. though additional police
:c j flight be good.
r.t conservator in any com-
tl.e church, and Concord
- Ltutt-a occasions the bells ring
c::3i to worshippers toasoem
i 'n r the ministry of Rev. C B
..t o i. J miles', Key. W 0 Al-
: uer at the First Presbyterian
tiiuiuh, Dr. J A Davis at All Saints,
J J Payeeur at the Baptist
ch,,v:h, Rev. H A McCullough at
St. Andrews, Rev. J D Arnold at
rest Hill, Rev. A K Pcol at
Cpel Forest IlilJ, Rev. J E Thomp
ut Central M E Caurch, Rev. J
; Davir at Trinity Reform, Kev. N
1 i-::ke at Grace E L Church, Rev.
S ettie ut Zion Hill church, Rev.
! i I ogan at Westminster church,
K. W C Veal at Allison Groye
ch h, Rev. A J Gorham at Price
Mt morial Temple, Rev. W M Mills
at Mt, xMonah, Rev. Oliver Stancil
bt Holy Comforter church.
-'-ucationftl advantages are rareiy
passed in a town of her size and
e&lracb Scotia Seminary, a Col
for colored females under the
Presidency of Rev. D J SaterfleldJ
- -L-, with 15 assistants and 286
etudente; Concord High School for
white males and females under the
prir.cipalship of Prof. Holland
Ihompson, assisted by his brother,
Irof. Walter R Thompson, with 52
Pupils, which is the full capacity of
the building and marks a most sat
isfactory season of prosperity in the
history of this academy; The Con
cord Graded School, under the prin
cipaUhip of Prof. J F Shiun, with
eleven most efficient and accomp
lished lady teachers. (For the con
vemence of small children one
branch of this school is taught at
Forest Hill and one at Cannonville.)
the total enrollment is 5H, which
is greater than any previous enroll-,
ment; The Colored Graded School,
JFK SimpRon, principal, with
three assistants, 143 pupil?; Grace
E. L. parochial school, for colored
pupils, Rev. N I Bakke, principal,
and Prof. E F Rolf and Mies Mamie
Person, assistants with ICO pupils.
Mrs. S V Eivin, with 34 p-il.
Miss Kate Gibson, with pupils.
Miss Barret, with pupib.
The Holy Reform School, Rev.
Oliver Stancil, with G3 pupils; Al
lison Grove school, Rev. W C Veal
teacher, with pupils.
Our textile manufactories are
probab y our leading interest and
embrace 8 mills and 1 bleachery.
The Oelell Manufacturing Co, con
trols five mills. Mr. J M Odell,
President, and W R 0 Jell, Secretary
and Treasurer. They manufacture
sheeting, ginghams, domestics.plaids,
Ee.im and seamless bags. They
number 28,000 spindles, 1326 looms
for plaids etc , and 12 looms for
seamless bags. Capital $500,000,
h inds employed 900, with an output
of about 24,000,000 yards per year
and a moJthly payroll of f. 13,000.
The Cannon Manufacturing Co.,
comprises 2 mills, J M Oiell, Presi
dent, J W Cannon, Secretary and
Treasurer. This company has a
capital of $200,000, 17,000 spindles,
500 looms, employs 400 Junds and
has a monthly payroll of 5.000.
The Cabarrus Mill, with D F Can
non Secretary, is our youngest cotton
mill but like all tbe others is pros
perous, running day and night. It
has 4,500 spindles 278 looms, capi
tal $100,000, number of hands em
ployed 150 with a monthly payroll of
These factories combined consume
14,000 bales of cotton yearly.
The $20,000 paid monthly is cash
or its equiyalent and 13 not in scrip
or tickets, limited to one place of re
Tbe financial pulse of. enterprise
throbs from a centre that is gener
ally the bank. Concord has sus
tained, or has been sustained by,
The Concord National Bink, since
1L88. It has a capital of $50,000
with a surplus of $21,000. Mr. J
M Odell is President, Dr. W H Lilly,
Vice-President, D B Coletrane,
cashier and L D Coletrane, assis-i
tant cashier.' This bank practices
no evasions of the law and lends
money at legal rates. It has the
proud record of never losing a loan
and when it has money to lend, al
ways lends without discrimination
to whoever will make it a safe note.
It has been in touch with the growth
of our factoiy stock from $200,000
The volume of business in the
town and community'has given birth !
CONC01W. N. C. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 17,
to the Cabarrus Savings Bank with
a capital of $50 000 that marks the
enterprise of '96. This bank will
probably secure its charter in time
to present its sign and open its doors
for busineasby the 15th of January,
'97. Beside the usual banking busi
ness it embraces, as its name indi
cates, a savings feature for the bene
fits of small deposits. Its officers
are: President, D F Cannon, Vice-
President, Martin Boger ; Cash;er,
J O Gibson ; Teller, H I Woodhouse.
Tliw Discovery Saved Ills Life.
Mr. G. Cailloutte, Druggist, at
Beaverville, 111,, says: To Dr. King's
New Uiscovery I owe my life. Was
taken with La Grippe and tried ail
the physicians for miles about, but
of no avail and way given up and
told I could not Jive. Having Dr.
King's New Discovery in my store I
sent for a bottle and began its use
and from the first dose began to
get better, and after using three
bottles was ud and about again. It
U worth its weight in gold. We
won't keep store or hojse without
it. Get a free trial at Fetzer's
I'O CUKE A COLD IS ONE DAY
Take laxative Bromo Quinine Tab
lets. All druggisty refund the
money if it fails to cure. 25c. m!4
F V SneIPe 5 room house back of
graded school. See
A. L. Sappenfield.
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Mary Watson, a pretty G year-old
girl, has four fully developevl
thumbs. Sha is a resident of
Bridgeton, N. J., and attends school
there. The thumbs are of fall size,
equipped with nails and regular in
aii respects their location and extra
number. They extend outwardly
from the. other base of each of tha
regular thumbs, lying along the
others as tie fingers do by tho side
of one another, and are the eame
length as the regular thumbs. Ex.
ASK the recover : ri
dyspeptics, bilious suf-
kANlitLtrt ferers, victims of fever
&-&Z?2.nd ague, the mercurial
they recovered health.
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who are wide awake and nptosdate. People are a, r
to believe what they see and the Doubting ThuDuuv:
can De quicKiy conyinced
correctness ot wliat we say by calling at owe. 'Tis
only a few days till 'Xmaa and everybody i? br-cri
ningtolook around for SantaJ Clans. Fi h-wK
quarters this time are at the
file says if you like'eomfort and ease buy one of Drv
& Wadsworth's Big Kocking Chairs or the Ladies'
sizes for your wife. Or if you want to sleep wdi mm
rest easy buy one of the Raleigh Wire Spring Mat
tresses, best m the world, or one of the handsomest
loans-es. They have them at all pricey from 4,00 ;.-.
$25, and to make your parlor look ap-tcvlote an-!
in style buy a parlor suit and to fit up a room nicely
buy one of these handsome suits,;the prices are low.
Yes sir, We have'everythingTm the furniture line.
Chairs of all descriptions. Tables all sizes and
styles. Big lot of Pictures, Window Shades, Cur
tain Polls, Ladies' Desks, Office Desks, Wardrobes,
Sideboards, China Closets and everything to make a
home pleasant and a wife happy. Beginning from
today and during the holidays we propose to give to
each cash purchaser a nice and useful piece of fnr
niture, consisting of Bat Racks, Music Racks, Comb
and Brush Shelf, Book Shelves, Corner Brackets,
Medicine Cases. What Nots, etc. This is no fake,
"Snre Go.'1 The piices of the articles meantime are
from 15 cents to $6, The value of the present will
be governed by the amount of the cash purchase.
These sales will continue until the above mentioned
articles have all been given out.fjCome at once acd
gettbe choice presents,
Yours to Please,
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