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l" Vol. II. No. 6. Salisbury, N. C, Wednesday, Januar 90j J Wm. h: Stewart, Editor,
ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY. THEY WILL UARRY AT FAITH. TO HAVE A NEW PASTOR. - THE NEWS FRgll UlLLERTjfii. LOCAL NEWS ITEMS. THE GRIU REAPER BUSY. .
A Lot of Brief a ud Interesting Items From
jS - I oar Neighbor County.
BolWhitneyj negroes were jail-
ed here Mondaycne for shootiug
the othek the result of a quarrel
Mrs. C. W. Baker and three of
her children are sick with measles.
The family is in a sad plight on
account of the anliction, and
stand sorely in need of assistaiice.
Alexander Shaver, at Gladstone
of lower Rowan, boarded the train
Monday morning with his daugh
ter whom he is taking to the
Davidson hospital in Mecklenburg
county for treatment.
A ch&rter has betn granted for
the Norwood Electric and Water
Company, of Norwood with $25,
000 authorized capital stock, the
incorporators being T. A. Hath
coek, J, M. Lilly and others.
Surveyors are at work laying off
streets and lots in the 25 acres of
land purchased a few days ago by
the Albemarle Real Estate and
Insurance Company. South Albe
marle will very soon bloom into a
little city in itself.
Mr. and Mrs. U. b. Blalock re
turned last week from an extensive
bridal tour through Florida and
Cuba and report a most pleasant
trip. We regret very much that
they are going to leave us soon to
make their home in Wadesboro.
Jlr. Blalock will take charge of
"The Planters Hardware" at that
point. He has been a very popu
lar and successful business man
here and we will regret very much
for him to leave ns.
Sheriff-Green left for Raleigh
T esday with young Hanner, the
bigamist, who was sentenced to
seven years in the penitentiary.
Deputy Sheriff Jack Almond car
ried the two negroes to Randolph,
who were sentenced to terms on
Some of the citizens of Norwood
and community have recently
formed a company, and incorpor
ated under the name "The Nor
wood Electric and Water Co., and
will at once proceed io put in a
first-class telephone exchange and
contemplate putting in water
works at some future day.
The Richfield Mfg., Co. will
probably bo the name of the new
lumber company recently organ
ized at Richfield. The company
is composed of several of our lead
ing men. They will begin busi
ness with a capital of $5,000 and
will manufacture sash, blinds,
doors and all kinds of finished
Mr. and MrsJT. E. Johnson, of
Salisbury, arrived Saturday and
were guests of Mrs. A. L. atter
' son, a sister of Mrs. Johnson.
The latter returned to Salisbury
Monday, leaving Mr. Johnson, as
he is recovering from the effects
of a recent operation for appendi
citis. He is ticket agent for the
Southern at Salisbury, and iBwell
known to : many of our people,
who are elad to have him hre
even on a short visit.
The Diamond Cure,
The latest news from Pans is
that they hate discovered a dia
mond cure for consumption. If
vou fear consumption or pneu
monia. it will! however, be best
for you to take that great remedy
mentioned bv W. T. McGee. of
Vanle.elr, Term. V "I had a cough,
for fourteen yeais. Nothing help
, ed me, until I took Dr. King'!
New Discovery for Consumption
. Coughs and Coldt which gave in
stant relief, and effected ft perma
nent cure." Unequalled quick
cure, for Throat and Lung Trouble
At all Druggist's ; price 50o and
- $1 .00, guaranteed Trial bottle
A Considerable Quantity of Cotton Still
Held by the Farmers.
Charlie Holshouser and Miss
Bessie Lyerly drove over to Gran
ite Quarry, Sunday evening, and
Rev. G. W. Cox united them in
the holy bpnds of matrimony.
The attendants were : iJaxter
Raney and Miss Ellen Foster, and
David Peeler and Miss Lillie Fos
ter. We wish tnem a long ana
happy life. 5 i
We had the heaviest sleet' here
for many long years. The fruit
trees all over the county are
damaged a great deal, and trees
and limbs are broken down over
the roads and in the woods in all
directions. Telephone wires were
broken in many places.
The granite contractors have
more work on hand than ever be
fore at this time of the year.
A great many bales of cotton
are lying around the gin-houses
and many bales are stored up by
the farmers in this settlement, the
like of which we .never saw before.
Mrs. Bingham Fink, who is not
able to do the house work, will
have to look for another house
keeper. Every time she gets one
some young gentleman comes
along and takes her away for his
wife. The last one was with Mrs.
Fink only a short time, and now
she is going to keep house for her
self. That is the way Faith is
building up so fast. Young
people settling all around and in
Watch these items
for more weddings.
Nothing but mud now.
The fruit trees in this section
were badly damaged by the sleet
Rev. Harper, the pastor at
Gay's chapel failed to make his
appointment Sunday owing to the
Sunday school at Gay's chapel
has been discontinued until
There is some sickness1 and bad
colds in out section now.
Tne farmers nave gotten very
little plowing done around here.
T. S. Kincaid, our photograph-
v . A . -a
r, made some pnotograpns ot tne
ice Saturday morning.
Ernest Miller has put a fence
around his farm next to the road.
Kincaid Bros, have- sot their
stereoptican show outfit and are
going to start out soon. They are
going to try to raise money enough
to -paint .the Methodist church.
They have a fine, outfit.
Success to all. Satubn.
The Merchants' Association Meeting.
A meeting of the Merchants'
Association of Salisbury, was held
in the Koyal Arcanum nail one
ni&ht last week. A number of
items of interest were acted upon.
The Association has secured the
rooms aver the First National
bank and will fit them up for per
manent headanarters. Two col-
lectors were elected, John J. Stew
art, legal collector, and C. N.
Brown, official collector. The
hour for closing the stores was
fixed at 7 p. m., excepting Satur
day nights and the nights of the
19, 20. and 21.
THE WEAVER PIANO-
The tone of the, Weaver Piano
is simply faultless, and the whole
piano is as durable as any (piano
can be made.
Guaranteed and sold by
G. W. Prix, Salisbury, K. 0,
Rev. VYra. H. Rlcb Resisns as Pastor of
- Baptist Church and will Leave .Soon.
Rev. Wm, H. Rich, pastor of
he First Baptist church of this
city, has resigned. Rev. Rich had
recently received a call from Vine
ville church, of Macon, Ga., and
had decided to accept? it. Upon
making the announcement to his
congregation objections were
made and pleas entered for
ths purpose of inducing him
to remain. He agreed to recon
sider the matter and give a final
answer, which he did. He then
announced his intention to go to
Macon. Rev. Rich has been in
Salisbury little over a year, during
which time his church has made
much progress, members have
been added to the church roll, and
the church edifice has been com!
pleted, which is one of the hand
somest- in the city, and Rev. Rich
has not only endeared himself to
all of his congregation but also to
many other of our citizens. Rev.
Rich will preach his farewell ser
mon in February just before leav
ing for his new charge.
Wm. M. Efwin to Prepare for the Ministry.
Wm. M. Erwin, whos has been
manager ot tne 5eii snoe store,
has tendered bis resignation,
which will take effect February
1st., after which time he will go
to Wildmere, near Rutherfordton,
for the purpose of preparing him
self for college. Next fall Mr.
Ervin will enter Davidson ed
ge, where he will take the full
couise, atter wnich a course in a
theological seminary for the pur
pose of preparing for the ministry.
Mr.. Erwin is a young - man with
many good traits of character,
and although his many friends in
Salisbury will regret to learn of
his departure, they wish him much
success in his worthy endeavors.
School Teacher Fined.
W. C. Gibbs, a public school
teacher of the county, was indict
ed last Fridav bv Stokes Wed-
dington, for the excessive punish
ment of his son. R. Lee Wright,
Esq., appeared in the magistrate's
court for Mr. Weddington. Prof.
Gibbs conducts a school in China
Grove township and the trial was
held before W. L. Kimball, Esq,,
at China Grove. The professor
was fined $5 and was taxed with
the costs in the easel An appeal
Dunham-Trexler. The marriage
of Miss Florence Dunham and Zeb
V. Trexler took place last Wed
nesday night at the home of Rev.
N. D. Bodie, in the country.
mis young couple, accompa
nied by" Miss Ola Trexler, sister
of the groom, and Arthur Peeler,
went out driving when they
stopped at Rev. Bodie's and were
Forty years ago Rodert E. Lee
was offered the presidency of a
Northern insurance company at a
salary large enough ror those
days. He wrote that he haden ;t
the ability or the experience , to
command such a salary. He
was told that his nams was worth
it. What influence T have with
the Southern people is not for
sale, said Lee. That ended the
Forced to Stanre.
B. F. Leek,
of Concord, Ky,
says: "For 2Q years I suffered
agonies, with a sore on my upper
lip, so painful, sometimes, that I
could not eat. After vainly try
ing everything else, I cured it,
with Bucklen's Salve." Jt's great
for burns, cuts and wounds. At
all drug stores; only 25c.
THE NEWS FROM MILLERTj
Betsy and Unclr Josh Senfin Some In-
Well, Ja8uBy is still among tne
living aud has been intending to
write to the jgood old CABOLirfA
Watchman for some timejr
We have been having lome cold
sleety weather for arfew days
Many fruit trees haire beenen
tirely ruined and lots of large
forest trees were blown up by;the
roots, rendering the roads income
Misses Pattie Miller and Beulah
Ridenhour, from near Misenheim-,
fcr's springs, visited the young
people at Jos. A. Miller's Satur-1
Rev. Chas. and Mrs. Pless spent
Saturday night with Jos. W. Mil-
Miss Freda Kirk who has
measles is recovering we are glad
Chas. I. Miller, who is attend
ing school at New London, spent
Saturday night at home.
Mrs. Ellen Ross returned to
Albemarle last Wednesday after
spending a couple weeks with her
M. C. Morgan, of this place.
and Mrs. Jane Eller, of near Pool,
were married Jan. 17th. We wish
them every happiness.
Misses Stella Stokes and Ber
tie Miller visited in Richfield
Crawford Miller and family, of
Dowd, visited at Mrs. E. C. Mil
ler's last Saturday and Sunday.
The congregation at Luther's
xJburph was quite small Sunday
morning on account of rough
Success to the Watchman and
its readers. Betsy.
We were both suprised and de
lighted to hear from Betsy.- Ed,
Wheat and oats are looking very
well considering the cold weather.
We are looking for a large yield
Charlie, Luther, Calvin Henry
stud Lee Miller, of Millertown,
and Charlie Crowell, cf New Lon
don, spent a part of Saturday
night at Wyattville. T, C. Wyatt
is a real funny old fellow. The
visit was enjoyed very much.
R, L. Austin and W. T. Crowell
and families, of Richfield, visited
at L. W. Miller's Sunday, also T,
E. Harris. x
There are a few cases of measles
in our neighborhood.
J. A., J. W. and L. W. Miller
killed some fine porkers last week.
J. N. C. Morgan, of Miller
town, had the misfortune to get
his band cut last week, but is im
G. C. Fralev, of this place.
lately purchased a fine pair
J. C. Fraley, the blacksmith of
this place, is doing a great deal of
repairing, etc i
i r I
With best wishes to the editor
and the readers of the Watchman.
Please write on, only one side of
the paper. Ed. j
A. M. Houser Attacked.
As A. M. Houser was making
his way home, on West Council
street, datura ay nignt, some un
known party struck him a heavy
blow over his eyes. Mr Houser
had an open knife in his hand and
made such good use of it as to
cause the would be assassin to tear
himself away with all possible
haste. Mr. Houser thinks he
made several telling cuts on the
fellow's breast. There is no clue
as to who the man was.
Happenings of the Week Told Without Use-
less Frills and Filling.
The Ellis school-house, situated
near the Cavalry "Baptist church,
in Franklin township, will be
sola by auction tomorrow morn
ing at 11 o'clock.
Rev. C. G. Vardell, occupied
the-pulpit of the First Presbyter
ian church Sunday morning.
Report has it that Salisbury is
soon to have one of the largest
lumber yards in the entire South.
This may be true, but w.e nave no
hope of securing the belief of the
jnost optimistic on this point, al
though there may be a lumber
yard established here.
E. L. McAllister, who has for
everal years been foreman of the
(Southern's tool room at Spencer,
has accepted a similar position in
Lynchburg, Va. Before leaving
Monday morning Mr. McAllister's
subordinates presented him with
a handsome Masonic pin.
Howard McCubbins shot at a
man hiding- in his yard Sunday
Rev. J. H. Grey and family are
spending several days at Sumter,
S. C. ' ;
The Conservative Mutual Life,
an insurance organization of
Charlotte, will open a branch
office here February 1st.
The Peacock-Simpson Grocery
Co., recently organized, have rent
ed one of the store rooms under
the new opera house where they
will conduct their business.
Henry T. Simpson will be in
charge at the firm's headquarters.
H. G. Mcln yurf, of Memphis,
Tenn., has opened" an electrical
supply house in this city at 1241
East Inniss street.
Salisbury is at present the j
scrapping ground of the American
Tobacco Col. a trust, and the,
Standard Co., and independent
firm. Each company has a
representative on the ground and
each of whom are hard at work
endeavoring to get orders for the
goods manufactured by his com-
pany. it is nam to ten wnat tne
out-come will be. , .
Messrs. Thomas L. Swink and
Arthur Peeler have formed a
partnership for the conduct of a
bakery. ';?his institution will be
in "the rear of A. Parker's store.
It is proposed to replace Mr. Par
ker's present plant with a new,
larger and better equipment.
When complete they will be able
to supply the city trade and near
by towns. Mr. Swink will be in
charge of the baking department.
The Salisbury Bar Association
has decided to ask the County
Commissioners at the February
meeting to recommend a 'special
term of Rowan Superior court to
be held in June., I'his step is adr
visable owing to the great num
ber of civil cases that have ac
cumulated on the court calendar
during the past few years. - If
the special term is held it will be
given entirely to the hearing of
Jackson Reid, the negro who
was shot, at the Brown Furniture
Co.'s factory recently, has been
taken to his home in South Caro
lina. Johnson, who did the shoot
ing, is still in jail.
A Surprise Party.
A pleasant surprise party may
be given to your stomach and li
ver, by taking a medicine which
will relieve their pain and dis
comfort, viz : Dr. King's New
Life Pills. They are a most wonder
ful remedy, affording sure relief
and cure, for headache, dizziness
and constipation. 25c at all Drug
A Nunber of Victims Well Knom la Sails
bum are Galled Away. . '
Basingxb, Caleb, a well-to-do
farmer of the Rock neighborhood,
dropped dead near his residence
last Wednesday evening, the
effects of heart failure. Mr, Bas
siuger was a good citizen, he was
about 75 years of age and a num
ber of children survive him.
Lacy, Epwabp, an engineer on
the ' Asheville and Spartanburg
division of the Southern, was kill
ed at Campadela Sunday after
noon. Mr. Lacy had stopped for
water when another train ran in
to his. It is said he jumped, and
slipped on the ice and fell on the
track, in front of the approaching
train and was ground to death.
Mr. Lacy at one tim made his
home in" Salisbury,
Trotters, Mrs. Clementine, of
Greensboro, mother of Mrs. P, N.
Peacock, of Salisbury, died in
Greensboro Monday. She was 55
years of age.
Summer, Julia, colored, a ser
vant at the home of the late Rev,
J. Rumple, for about a third of a
century, after - attending the fu
neral services of Dr. Rumple last
week, died Tuesday night, one
week ago. She had just returned
from the funeral services when she
laid on her bed and died, it is
said from the effects of grief.
A. Saleeby who intended to es
tablish a large bakery here, has
4ecidad not to do so. .
Mrs. Louis Brown, who has
been at the sanitorium for Jsever
al weeks, continues to improv v
Mrs. Brown s mother, Mrs. T. S. if
Clarkson, of Charlotte, as noted
in last weed's paper died on Janu
ary the 20th, but Mrs. Brown was
not informed of her mother's
death until last Wednesday.
Sousa, the great band master,
gave a concert in Salisbury lass
A'young son of R. L. James, of
Spencer, is in danger of jloosiDg his
eyes by the explosion of some
powder, with which he was play
ing last Thursday evening.
The Daughters of Rebekah, an
auxiliary society of the Odd Fel
lows, held an important meeting
last Friday night. A number of
candidates were initiated after
which a social session was held.
T. W. Watkins, one of Rowan's
most enterprising and substantial
farmers, has just purchased of Dr.
P. L. Murphy, of Morgan ton, a
fine Holstein bull calf. Mr. Wat
kins is very much interested in -high
grade cattle and has spared
no expense to secure the very best,
The purchase was made for Mr.
Watkins by D. M. Miller, Esq.
Mr. Watkins tells us he has also
ordered a Holstein heifer from the
A force of men have been at
work for some time, laying heavy
rails on the Yadkin railway. The
rails being laid are the standard
size and will weigh 60 pounds to
the foot The work is progressing
nicely and has about reached
Rockwtt. This with other im
provements now being made will
put this road in much better con
dition than heretofore.
E. V. Debbs, as formly. noted,
spoke in the Opera house last Wed
nesday night. He had a fair sized
audiance which we learn, was
much pleased with his address.
Brick Yard for Sale.
Will sell or lease part or full
interest in brick yard situated on
Yadkin R. R., miles from-city
limits. Apply to W. D. Watson,
or C. A. Montgomery. St.
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