The Concord Register, Saturday, May 31, 1879
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The Concord Register

Saturday, May 31, 1879
Concord, Cabarrus County, N.C.


Some of the ADVERTISEMENTS from this newspaper can be seen HERE and HERE.


-North Carolina, Cabarrus County, Probate Court. J.A. & I.A. FISHER, Ex’rs of John FISHER, Plaintiffs, versus G. W.  FISHER, S. H. RITCHIE, Adm. Margret McEACHERN, G. M. LITAKER and others, heirs at law and legatees of John FISHER, dec’d.  In this cause, it appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that G. W. FISHER is a non-resident of this State, it is therefore ordered by the Court that publication be made in the Concord Register, a newspaper published in Concord, N.C. for six weeks.  Notifying said defendant that unless he appear at my office in Concord within twenty-one days after service of this notice, and either pleads answers or demurs to the plaintiffs complaint, the prayer of the plaintiff will be granted. Jas. GIBSON, Probate Judge. This 24th day of April, 1879.


-The Rev. Dr. WHEAT will preach, at the Court House to-morrow at 4 o’clock.


-We are indebted to Prof. KIZER, of Enochville Academy, for an invitation to attend the commencement exercises of that popular school next Friday, the 6th of June.  The Concord band will furnish the music.


-We clasped hands with Dr. FLOW, of Pioneer Mills, on Thursday. He reports everything prosperous in that pleasant part of the county, wheat crops look fine, cotton and corn looks well.


-Mr. Robert UTZMAN has retired from the proprietorship of the American hotel, and is succeeded by Mr. J. T. RITCH, who proposes to make this popular house a first-class hotel.


-Mr. D. F. CANNON returned from Louisville, where he had been attending the Presbyterian General Assembly, yesterday morning.  He reports it a very interesting convocation.


-We are happy to state that Mr. Robert PHIFER is improving in health.  Mr. J. L. PHIFER is rusticating in the western counties, in search of physical improvement.  We hope he will successfully find.


-Our friend J. HARRIS, of Springsville, reports cotton squares in some of his cotton fields as early as the 25th.


-The Rev. Mr. THORNWELL left town yesterday for his field of labor, in Stanly county.  He preaches at Norwood on Sunday.


-Mr. Joel REED has erected a dwelling house at Chrystal (sic) Springs, Iredell county.  He moved his family there on Thursday.


-We regret to note that Dr. G. G. SMITH, of Mill Hill, has been confined to the house by an attack of flux, this week.


-John SUTHER has built an arctic Beer cooler for Mark RITCH.  Those who enjoy ice cold lager, without the ice can find it at ‘Our House.’


-Mark RITCH, J. F. WILLEFORD, John Y. MORRISON and Wade H. HARRIS went on a nimrod cruise to Riley BLACKWELDER’S pond in Rowan county, last Saturday, they had a good time. They say that Riley is a prince of good fellows.  They contemplate repeating their trip next week.  They brought home 6 turtles that weighed 76 pounds and 10 ounces, and 80 perch – glorious.


-The colored citizens of our vicinity went to Salisbury yesterday, to attend the decoration of the graves of the Federal dead.  They hold those fallen braves as brethren who fell in a holy cause.  We suppose their Northern cousins appreciate this tribute of their sable kinsmen.


-Mt. Pleasant Items: Prof. LUDWICK is taking walking exercises between the plow handles in the corn and cotton fields. - Prof. RAHN has gone to Statesville to attend the commencement exercises of the Simonton Female Institute. - Frank COX is suffering terribly with the wound he received by the bursting of his gun a few weeks ago. It is feared that he will lose the sight of his eyes. – The Concord Band, under the lead of Prof. FRANKENFIELD, passed through this place early Thursday morning, going to Hamilton and Norwood Academies’ celebrations; they played a beautiful piece as they passed through.  – Mr. McNAMAR has just returned from a trip to Camden, S.C.  He reports crops looking well along the whole line of the Camden road.  Wheat is very promising in South Carolina, crops looked well as far as he went. 


-Last Thursday a merchant, of Beaver Dam, on the Carolina Central Railroad by the name of WALTON was arrested in Wadesboro, on the charge of passing counterfeit silver dollars.  About twenty of the spurious coins were found secreted in a stable in the hay.  He confessed that he put them there, but said that he got them from a Negro, for a twenty dollar bill he had changed for him. WALTON was held for examination.  [transcribers note: the May 31, 1879 issue of the Monroe Enquirer states that his name was George WALDEN. The June 7, 1879 issue of the Monroe Enquirer names him as George W. Walden].


-Enochville Items: The Rev. Dr. DAVIS, of Mt. Pleasant, preached at this place last Sunday.  The Doctor left a very favorable impression on our people. Dr. DAVIS will deliver an address on education next Friday, commencement day. 


-Mr. John WOLFE, of Sharon township, Mecklenburg county, died at his home on last Tuesday, of dropsy.  He was in the 86th year of his age.  More than 40 years ago he united himself with the Presbyterian Church, and was on the same day elected a ruling elder.  His has been a life of true Christian greatness.


-We have sold out our first installment of Mewers received this spring. They are the “Champion.”  Mr. Daniel BARRIER, one of the oldest and best farmers in the county, bought our last one.  We will have another lot today; come and see them, if you need a machine you will buy.  YOUNG & WHITE


-Col. CHAPMAN, the agent of the revenuers, reports forty bonded distilleries running on corn whiskey in Stanly county.  Stanly has, in the palmy days of the ‘blockade’ enjoyed high reputation for good corn liquor, but alas! her glory for the ‘corn’ has departed, now the government truck made down there, they say, the natives are using to burst logs with instead of glycerine (sic), it has ten times the inflammable combustibility of rifle powder.


-Capt. WOODHOUSE: We have sheared our sheep, our Merino buck yielded 13 pounds, a one year old lamb sheared 11 ½ pounds.  The flock averaged 8 ¾ pounds.  The grades, cross of the Merino on the native, averaged 5 pounds and 9 ounces. No special care was taken of the flock. The manure more than pays all expenses, the increase is sixty per cent. We find the thorough bred sheep the healthiest and hardiest, and will bear more crowding and confinement, and are more gentle than the natives.  Thos. H. ROBINSON, Poplar Tent.


-Master L. D. TYSON, of Rowan, has received the appointment to the West Point cadetship from the Seventh Congressional District.


-Mr. ASBURY, of Charlotte, has invented a machine for drying tobacco. If it is a success, it will be a desideratum of great value to raisers of the herb.


-Our correspondent from No. 5 township says that it was a mistake that the wheat crop is short in that township.  The farmers there say the prospect is flattering for a good crop.  Mr. C. W. ALEXANDER and others are cutting their wheat and report favorable.


-Married: In Concord, on the 29th instant, by Rev. J. S. HEILIG, Mr. W. P. GOODNIGHT, of Township No. 4, to Miss Bettie R. V. ROGERS.  


-Married: In Raleigh, on the 26th inst., H. A. DEAL, of Charlotte, and Miss Rebecca CORRELL of Raleigh. Mr. DEAL is foreman of the Raleigh Observer office.


Died: In township No. 5, Mr. R. M. SHINN, aged 54 years, of dropsy.  Mr. SHINN was a highly respected citizen and leaves a widow and one son and a large circle of grand children and friends to mourn his loss.


-Notice to Trespassers – I hereby forbid all persons trespassing on my lands, situated in townships Nos. 5 and 8, hunting with dog and gun, or otherwise; or fishing, cutting timber, making paths or roads, other than those that have been recognized as paths or roads in years past, or breaking down fence, or gathering and taking off fruit of any kind, or any depredation whatever.  All persons guilty of trespassing on my lands after this notice, will be prosecuted according to law.  Eunice F. FOIL.

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