THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1878.
ELECTIONS THIS YEAR.
The people will le called ou this year
- Members to CoagTess.
Members to the Legislature.
A Chief.Ju6tice and two Associate Jus
tices of tlie Supreme Court. -
Three Superior Court Judges, ono each
from the neventh, eighth and ninth judi
The Chief Justice and Associates will
be nominated by the State Convention.
It id believed the people of the 7th will
claim the right to nominate the candidate
for Judge of this district. ;- .
In this particular locality JameS E,
Kki(K Esq., has been spoken of as a gen
tlemitn eminently well qualified forjudge
of this district, and those best ' acquainted
with him as a lawyer and a man, -will
doubtless urge his claims'. Personally?,
we believe he will do nothing himself to
obtain the nomination. He belongs to the
school which taught "let the office seek
the man, and not the man the office;" and
notwithstanding he has often seen the
mexiiu violated to gratify party favor
ites, and has learned by experience that
there is little chance for those who stand
by it, we apprehend he is too fixed in this
good old doctrine to depart from it now.
Yet his- frieuds have made him work, in
every canvass for the last 35 years, 'and
he did it gracefully, but there were al
ways others more eager thau he to re
ceive the offices.' If they ever expect to
make amends on this score (am1 we think
they ought), now is the time to do it; and
it should be done handsomely, and with
due regard to the unquestionable merits
of the man.
At the request of Hon. W. M, Kobbins,
the P. O. Department has ordered .the
establishment of a new Post Office at or
near Dr. Luckey's to be called uViHa
Prane-af and has also promised soon to
put service on the newly authorized line
from Rowan Mills to China Grove, through
the country, via Millbridge and other
points, thus better supplying mails to
several populous and newspaper-reading
neighborhoods of Rowan. We thank Maj.
Rabbins on our own part and in Jiehalf of
the citizens of Rowan, for the interest he
. has shown in-, the improvement of the
mail facilities of our people. These and
other recent mail arrangements, though
inexpensive, will greatly contribute to
the convenience of the people.
P. d. Maj. Robbing, with some of his
colleagues, has also obtained a tri-weekly
mail from Salisbury to Wadesboro, in
place of the present semi-weekly.
The Lantern War. It will be seen by
the news reports in thispaper that it is
probable the Eastern war is not yet at an
end. The meanest aspect of the whole
matter is the part England, Austria and
other European States seem disposed to
play now that Russia, at immense cost,
has conquered the Turks. Without firing
a gun or spending a dollar, those -States
wow step forward and claim the right to
control the terms of the peace arrange
ment, or to share the results of Russia's
, victory. The civilized world ought
to protest against such a preposterous
claim. England's declared neutrality was
all a sham and only equalled by the per
fidy of hermterfereuce after the fighting
State Contention. The papers begin to
talk of the next State Convention, -and
Raleigh, Greensboro and Salisbury have
been mentioned as suitable points at
which to hold it. The Raleigh JVr will
not insist on its being held in that city,
and it was held in Greensboro ouly four
years ago. Salisbury is the best point.
We have few aspirants here and not one
of them indecently eager for an office.
Salisbury is easily reached by Railroad
both-front the East and West, and the
accommodations here. equal to those at
npy other point in the State. We have
two excellent Hotels and a generous pub
lic who will give delegates a cordial wet
come. . '
Holloway rs. Haydock. We have a let
er from Dr. Thos. Holloway, dated Lou
don, England, January 9th, confirming a
report sent m by Messrs. Dauchy & Co.,
of X, Y., to the effect that J. Haydock,
the roan who represents himself as the
.U. S, agent for the Jlolloway Medicines.
(c hiiiiiuili iuiii nuvimiuirii lie IS
la i ai&'i 1 1. u .ul . t r .... 1 ' If Z
counterfeiter of the Holloway Medicines,
palining off on the public worthless trash;
iind he is a swindler of the country news
paper press iu engaging them to publish
his advertisements and then refusing to
pay for the same.
A Welcome Visitor. We had a call on
Saturday from Mr. A. Myers, now of
Xorfolk, Va., formerly of this place. Mr.
Myers has not been here before in 12
year Many changes have taken place
since he Jeff us, but we are pleased to
pay Time hs laid his hand lightly npon
Mr. M, Just a. little moe grave, that's
The Myers Bros, were the most en
terprising and liberal merchants we had
fn their day at this pjaee; and soupjed
with their intelligence, probjty and pp.
Jiteness, they were popular ft business
jneu. Mr. A, Myers is travelling just
jiow a General Agent for the Mason ie
jkjutnal Iife Assurance, of Norfolk, Va.
Jaws of the Metropolis. We publish jn
another o)uJvn a thrBJing account of the
joss of tie Steamer Metropolist and a
large number of passengers. It js ; sad,
THE GREAT EASTERN QUESTION.
Debate in the Pnalih Parliament on the
Supplementary Vote Fierce Debated
the French Assembly Proposals of an
Italian Alliance to Oppose Eusxian Ag
grandizement The Peace Protocol Signed
and the liar Jundeit.
Loxiox, Feb. 2. In the House of Com-
mous, Robt. Lane denied that the vote
was necessary to strengthen the hands of
the government. The. whole object in
calling Parliament together had been
carefully concealed. The government felt
that they had isolated the country, de
prived it of the power to nse its legitimate
influence and resorted to the expedient
of the money vote to bolster up their in
fluence and -anthority.1
Mr. Bonrke, the under secretary for the
foreign department, said" if he were to
speak without reserve he was sure there
would not be a single opponeut to the
vote. Nobody could look at the map of
Europe without recognizing that there
was much truth in Mr. Layard's assertion
that the Russian terms amounted to the
destruction of Turkey's empire in Europe.
It was obvious that this involved prob
lems of the greatest magnitude. It rested
with the decision of the House whether
lasting peace should be secured or one
made which would be productive of future
The government asked for the vote not
as a-war measure, but to enable them to
exert the influence of the conutry, not
only on behalf of England, but of all
Sir Michael Hicks Beach trusted that
the great Liberal party would not be led
to paralyze the arm of England at a time
when it was more than ever necessary
that it should be ready to maintain the
honor and interests of England and the
freedom of Eur ope The debate was ad
journed to Monday.
Versailles, Feb. 2. In the Deputies
a discussion of the validity of the action
of the Conservative deputy gave rise to
intense excitement, M. Gambetta. and
Rouher accusing each other of the it;ikii
sibility of the disasters of France
" Loxdox, Feb. 2. The Standard? Vien
na dispatch says it is already decided
that after signing the armistice, the con
ference shall meet - in 'Vienna. Prince
Gortschakoff has given the nature of the
Russian assent thereto to the Austrian
The Post announces in an official form
that there is no positive intelligence of
the signing of the basis of peace and arm
istice. There was, however, ground to
believe that the terms, would be signed
St. Petersburg, Feb. 2. The corres
pondent of the Times thinks the probabili
ty of a speedy peace, is not increasing, asfilCes and the prolonged shouts that rent
Russia insists on treating directly with
the Porte, while the England and Austria
resolutions amount ro intervention.
The Jou) nal de St Petersburg says if
Turkey, were a civilized power, caring for
the interests of all her subjects, the pres
ent occupation of her provinces might
compel her to make peace, but as circum
stances are otherwise, the conclusion of
peacesjs hardly possible.
. i -
Loxio, Feb. 2. The Times'' Vienna
special says : "What has hitherto passed
between England, Austria and Prussia is
only preliminary to discussing in what
way the interests of Europe in the East
ern question are to be takeu into cousid
eration, aud in what manner the powers
are to exert their legitimate influence on
the settlement of the said question. Rus
sia, it is true, has disclosed her readiness
to discuss matters, but beyond this all is
Brussells, Feb. 2. The Journal de
Brussells of to-day announces that it has
received a dispatch from Constantinople
saying that an armistice was signed ves-
I Loxdox, Feb. 2. A special from Paris
to the Pall Mall Gazette, savs: "M
Gambetta declares that any engagements
made at Kezanlik, modifying the treaty
of '56, are null. The Russian conditions
to M. Gambetta declare that except the
demand for indemnity involve flagrant
violence to that treaty, the French inter
ests in the East, he considers, have hard
ly changed since '5(3. M. Gambetta insists
that the war can only be terminated by a
A Rome special to Pall Mall Gazette,
says: "1 he proposal of an Italian al
liance with the powers which are opposed
to Russian aggrandizement, but at the
same time guaranteeing the freedom of
Christian nationalities is most favorably
entertained here. The Pone and Cardi
nal Simeoui, the pontifical secretary of
statehavc agreed as to the necessity of
encouraging an alliance of Italy with Eng
laud, France and Austria.
St Petersburg, Feb. 2. Russia has
accepted Austra's proposal of a confer
ence for settling European qnestious re
sulting from the war. The place of the
conference has not been determined upon,
but it will probably be in one of the small
er States. The basis of theRusslau peace
conditions have been signed.
Paris, Feb. 2. A telegram from Cairo
announces that the Grand Vizier of Tur
key has telegraphed to the; Khedive that
the protocol of the armistic; are ready for
signature. The Sultan telee-ranhed to the
Czar accepting the peace conditions and
asking the Czar to stop tljre. advance of
Rq.ssi.au troops. The Czar replied that
ho was abput to give. orders to that effect.
London, Feb, 2. Renter's telegram
says the following dispatch has been re
ceived from Constantinople, January 31st,
4,30 p.. m.;- "The C?ar has telegraphed
the Suljtan promising to grant an armis-
tic,M - . y
Sever j'asha, foreign lninWer, and one
of the plenipotentiaries tejepraphed yes
terday that the k Russian Grand Puke
Nicholas was ready to nigntbe protocol
of peace, the preliminaries to be under
reserve of. ulterior negotiations.
Constantinople Jan. 31, 6.40 p. in.
The Grand Vizier iu reply to Sever Pasha's
dispatch, authorized him to sign the arm
istice and peace' preliminaries. All mili
tary movements and all the emigration of
Mussulmans have been stopped.
THE LOST METROPOLIS.
Thrilling Narrative by a Survivor.
' (From the Norfolk Landmarfc, Feb. i.)
Mr. Richard W. Brooks is a youug gen
tleman a little above the medium height,
with blue eyes, light hair, fair complexion
and high cheek bones. He ia modest in
appearance, and,' while giving all the in
formation in his possession respecting the
wreck and all it horrors, the particulars
of the terrible tragedy were narrated with
downright simplicity aud evident truth.
Mr. Brooks was born in Philadelphia,
is 23 years of age, residing at present in
Germantown, Pa., about six miles from
Philadelphia, where he has a wife and
child living; was married in 1875; is a
bricklayer by trade, having served an ap
prenticeship of four years with Messrs.
Weatherstine & Kupp, his time expired
iu 1875. He has lately been in the employ
of George Waterhouse ; was out of em
ployment when he learned that Messrs. P.
and T. Collins, general railroad contrac
tors of Philadelphia, were employing men
to go to Brazil to work on tunnels, arches,
&c., he called on them, solicited employ
ment, and, satisfying them as to his abili
ty as a workman, was taken on and
made foreman of the gangs that started to
From this we learn that the ill-fated
vessel had not gone very many miles when
it was discovered that the movements of
her machinery produced a general jarring
which made them anxious respecting her
arrival at her point of destination, when!
it was learned that her seams were wid
ening, and the water forcing its way into
the ship, and that if she continued on her
perilous voyage the combined efforts of
passengers and crew could not save her
from sinking forever out of existence and
the precious lives of those on board from
a watery grave, aud it was determined t
JOY AT SIGHT OK LAND.
When the news was broken to the ex
cited crowds who were swarming her fat
ed decks, eagerly waiting to hear the
probability of their fate, loud cheers arose
from that immense throng and
above the howl of the fearful gale that
was driving them on, on to that fatal
beach on which but a few short weeks before
had perished the Huron's gallant crew.
Land, to the Metropolises unfortunates,
seemed, from the jov beaming in -their
the air on the announcement of its dis
covery, a panacea Tor all their present ills,
aud could not have been more welcome to
Columbus's yearning voyagers. Angry
billows, madly surging and boiling, and
breaking between them and it, to plunge
into which was death to so many, s?emed
to enter not into their calculation. A
lea) iuto the water, a few bold strokes,
aud then their feet would again press the
solid earth, and wife and little ones be
again clasped in their loving embrace.
This hope of safety accounts for the
cheers with which the poor fellows had
hailed the announcement of laud, which,
in their minds, was associated with safe
ty. This is the third time Mr. Brooks has
been wrecked. In J 36!), when quite a lad,
he sailed as cabiu-bov iu the bark "Youug
Curio" from Philadelphia, and wheu off
the coast of Australia an accident hap
pened to the vessel which rendered her j
helpless; but, being almost within sight
of shore, she succeeded iu reaching it
without material damage to crew or bark.
His second venture was in the steam
ship Prcciomium, bound from Philadelphia
to Hong Kong this time as a sailor be
fore the mast, and it was on his return
trip, having on board a cargo of teas,
spi es, &c, that the vessel was driven
ashore in a gale in the China sea and com
pletely wrecked, the crew barely escaping
with their lives.
Continuing his statement, Mr. Brooks,
in his own language, says:
We had only three woman on board,
one of whom was the wife of the chief en
gineer, the other the wife of a Mr. Ilavii
sion, the steward. The third one's name
I, together with 220 laborers and a crew
of 27 men, all told, left Philadelphia, about
4 p. m., on Monday, January 23, and lay
in the Deleware river until i) a. m , Tues
day, January 29. At the breakwater we
left the pilot, and Mr. Conley, clerk to
Mr. Collins, who both wished us bon Toy
ago. We then proceeded to sea and
all, to use his own words, was joyful.
When several miles out from the break
water, at about 5 o'clock p. m., the First
Mate (name unknown) found the ship had
sprung a leak, and the mcu were imme
diately put to work throwing out coal to
lighten the ship. After getting off from
50 to 75 tons, and being then unable to
find the leak, Captain Ankers ordered all
hands to put ou life preservers as the ship
was making water very fast and putting
the fires out. Ou Thursday morning
about 3 o'clock all hands were called to
raise sail, and the ship was headed direct
ly for the light-house, we supposed to be.
St. Charles light.
At 7:30 p. m., about
TWO HUNDRED YARDS FROM THE fcllORE
THE SHIP STRUCK.
Tire waves immediately commenced
washing the decks from stem to stern,
breaking iu the weather side. fo all
stood this for about two hours, wlieu
one man (a fireman) started to swim
ashore also the first mate, after whom I
foJloiTfd. We managed to get ashore af-
ter a hard swim, landing about half a
mile above the place where the ship struck;
found no one on shore to afford us "any
assistance. After we three men reached
the shore all were so weak as to be unable
to hardly move. A boat with six men
put off from the ship and succeeded in
reaching the shore with all aboard. All
nine of ns then started up the beach, fol
lowing the telegraph poles, in search of
anyone to render us aid. The only living
thing we saw was a cow, and he imme
diately ran away. We, however, follow
ed her up till we got on a saud hill, from
which we saw the light-house, aud after
running a mile through brush aud briers
in our bare feet, with nothing on but shirt
and drawers, we camo to the Currituck
Light-house Club. Mr. William Jones, i
one of the employees, received us aud told
us to takeoff our clothes and lie would give
dry ones; after doing which he immediate
ly started a boy on horseback to the Light
house to inform the keeper of the wreck,
and to send life-saving apparatus to the
scene. After getting on dry clothes we
proceeded to the wreck, accompanied by
Mr. Jones and four men belonging to the
Life-Saviug Station, who carried ammu
nition and a mortar. We followed the
beach and found it cohered with bodies
and iKUtions of the wreck. Upon getting
opposite the ship, the
T - -
MORTAR WAS PLACED IX POSITION
and a line was thrown over the topsail of
the vessel. The under current was so
strong, however, that it snapped the lines.
They again fired two more lines towards
the ship, but failed to hit it. These three
shots exhausted all the ammunition, and
the men, finding it useless to expect any
help, commenced trying to swim ashore.
We fourteen men on shore then formed a
chain and advanced in the water to aid
our unfortunate shipmates. Of the first
five who tried to swim ashore we saved
four. The men then commenced leaving
the ship one aud two at 4 time, until 26
men were saved by us.
About 12 o'clock Thursday, the ship
commenced to breakiug to pieces rapidly.
At that time all that was left was the
hurricane deck over the saloon, with, as
I could judge, one hundred and fifty men
holding on the rigging. I then left the
bench and went to the club-house, pick
ing up a suit of clothes 0:1 the way, which
I put on to save myself from unnecessary
exposure, although they were very wet.
I then took the boat with Mr. Jones and
went over to his neighbor, Mr. N. II.
Hampton, where I got my supper and
staid all night.
A FEW ADDITIONAL FACTS.
The following memorandum of facts
speaks for itself in her condemnation :
The Metropolis was chartered in New
York sometime in November, to run be
tween Norfolk and Wilmington. She left
New York December 2d and reached here
011 the 4th, over 56 hoars, in a disabled
condition, arriving in Portsmouth iu tow
of the Government tug Pinta, leaking
badly, the water being several inches iu
her engine room, and her bilge pumps
constantly working to keep her afloat.
Her bo.ler was out of order and had to
The charter was refused as she was not
considered in condition to be able to move
When it was announced that, this ship
had been chartered to carry the workmen
to Brazil, one of our railroad officials re
ceived the following telegram, Jan. .'():
"The papers of the congregation are
respectfully solicited showing how those
who knew the condition of the steamer
felt as regards her wretched condition."
The state of Mr. Brooks shows what a
dead-fall the vessel was.
Captain Fresh and second officer Pur-
l der, and chief engineer, are among the
saved from the Metropolis.
Wc are glad to see that Dr. C. L. Hun
ter, lias at length, presented to the pub
lic the volume of Sketches of Western
North Carolina, which was announced as
in the course of preparation some time
ago. It is a great addition to Caruthet's
Life of Caldwell, Wheelers, and Footed
Sketches. We hail with pleasure, all
such efforts on the part of those who have
leisure, and a disposition; who are in cir
cumstances favorable to historical inves
tigations. Who gather up and preserve
the traditions and neighltorhood conver
sation that remains floating on the surface
of society, but over which the wave of
oblivion will soon roll, and hide forever.
Dr. II. has made not only a very readable,
but a delightful book. With a vigorous
clear style, he has shown great industry
and research in collecting his materials.
Descended from some of the actors in t lie
scenes he describes; married into connec
tion with others having lived to a good
old age surrounded with localities of great
historic interest and renown having at
tained great proficiency in several depart
ment of natural science with a taste for
such enquiries, we were prepared for a
rich treat, and have not been disappoint
ed. It is his object to preserve and ex
tend a knowledge of the character and
services of men who labored and made
sacrifices for thelienetit of the country iu
the time of her need, and the hour of her
peril. There are a few defects iu the
priutiug, arising from the distance of the
press from the author many minor inci
dents might have been added there are
many questions left unanswered but we
commend the book to those interested in
the history of North Carolina; and hope
that the Historical Society of North Caro
lina, and the Meckltmburg Historical So
ciety, of which he is a member, may bring
out iu due time mauy such volumes.
The State Society of Wisconsin in 18ii
put forth for a volume of nearly
500 pages, which as they say, "will prove
a treat to the lovers of their primitive
history aud this is their 7th volume.
Dr. H.'s Sketches contain UT7 pages. It
may be had by addressing the author at
Lowesvillc, Lincoln county, N. C, aud
inclosing $1.50 in orders on Charlotte,
P. O. Orders or Registered Letters, post
age paid.. E. F. R.
Major J. A. Byrne, a prominent citizeu
of Wilmington while -oat duck hunting. I
Jan. 29th, accidentally shot and killed
himself. He had his gun in his left hand,
one -barrel of which was cocked, and
while inattentive to the gun, that barrel
went off. The charge entered his side
below the ribs and ranged upward in-his
body. He died next day, universally re
gretted. Georgia is out, through a large public
meeting at Atlanta, Jan. 25, declaring in
favor of the "Silver Bill, aud denouncing
the course of her Senator, B. H. Hill.
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Their prices are ns low as it is possible to
make them, and their work not inferior to
any. They till orders in two departments,
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have extended their facilities recently, and
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mands. Their ready made stock in hand
comprises a general assortment of house fur
niture Bedsteads, Bureaus, Clothes Presses,
Lounires, Racks, Wardrobes, Book Cases'
Ctiplxiardsand China Presses, Candle St uid
Tin Safes, Desks, Tables, Washstands, Chairs'
&c. Thev also keen an assortment nf '
of walnut, pkic and poplar, from f3 upward.
Also, Window Sash. They till orders with
out vexr.tious delays. Will contract for car
penter's work and warrant satisfaction. Wiil
take good lumber and eountrv oro.lnei. in
exchange for furniture. Shop nearly oppo-!
site Watchman office. Julian & Fr i.ey. I
EW -LIVERY STABLE
ON LBE STREET.
Complete in all its Details.
CRAWF0RD & HOLME
Come forward with ample facilities lo aoeom
tuodale regular and transient customers.
They have plen!id stock Iurse9 and vehi
cles for pleasure or business rides. Can fur
nish any onilit required. Will end travellers
on their way to any point Will board and
groom l;(.r.-es by llie day, week, month oryear.
Will fill nnirrs fur h;oi!ing. Will bin? And
fell horses. Invite Drovers to come to the
best and cheapest slaml. They propose better
services for les-s money than ever before given.
Will liny grain and provender. And a." they
are in fur a lively htisines they Ray to all
Come uud try u.
J AS R. CRAWFORD,
( HAS HOLMES.
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A Ucva PW.nn tn . UTiVo Mnnow
a. niao uuuiiuu LJ iiiOAU muiiuv.
Ams wanted in theditr-rem Town-hip
i!u.ii! toeeii ldwtisiup niiuoi the uni
versal Washing Machine." Thi m tciiinc
1. -f k rmw ledj;e everywhere to be the best ever
Died. At KNNISS' Drug Store.
On and OIF Slick as Grease !
x SUPPERS, Sec.
W. M. EAGLE
Resiteclfull v announces his continuance a1
j bis ol.l stand in hi.-, old line, on Main Street
opposite- l.nnisK Drug Store He is alwavs
ready and anxious lo aceoinmodate customers
in bis line in the best manner possible. lie is
lirej.aif! l do tirst clas work and can com
pete with any northern Shop or Hand made
work. His machine, last?, ffcc.,areof the latest
and best jaierns. He works (he very best ma
teii il and keefw on hand ready made work,
and stock equal lo any special order.
Repairing neatly and promptly done at rea
sonable prices. Satisfaction guaranteed or no
Price lo Suit lhe Times.
Cash oiders by mail promptly tilled.
By virtue of a Mortgage and Deed in Trust
executed by J M Suther to U F Siraontoii, an
executor of David Waddell, deed, and record
ed in the Register's office of Kowan countf, in
bK,k No. 47, page oU, I shall on Wednesday,
lhe 110th ol February, 187S,sell for cash, on the
premises, a Tract of Land, situated in Rowan
county, on Third Creek, adjoining lhe lands of
Burke and others, and on the W N C II K,
bounded as follows: beginning on lhe East
sV,t;0of '.!e Hoafl 'hence with Kerr's line,
N (i W '2.ii poles to a rock, formerly a Ppan-i-b
oak, the a;reel corner on Kerr's old line
thence W 2 S 153 pole to a rock, Burke's
X-K corner, thence S S K 10S poles to the
Rail Road, thence with aid Ii R t jbe begin
ning, containing I GO acres, more or less, being
the tract of land on which said JM Slither
la.ely lived, and where hix widow now lives.
The land is welP improred and in excellent
JOHX DAVIDSON', Adm'r
D B X Conre Tentu nex of D Watldell.
Jan. 29:h, 1878. 15:3t.
J HE FIRM of Jones, Gaskii.l & Co., is
- this Ttay dissolved by mutual consent,
and the business will now lie conducted by
JONES & GASKILL.
All aceounts, notes, &c, held bv the old
firm must be settled at once.
II. M. JONES,
J. 1). GASKILL,
-"jftteggitot v. 5
M. L. HOLMES.
Jan. Est, 1878.
ATTAII 3IEX X
William Offender 1
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against Attachment. - ,r
Car Foster. , .-
Seventy-two 80-100 dollars due bv 1
count Warrant of Attachment Mum"di t
lelort II. E. UoUdtson, Esq., Justice of ,i I' ,
Peace tor Davie county, at his office un tl
9t4i da of February, 1378, when ami iv),! I I
the defendant is required to appear and f '
swtr to complaint. Wjl Ohken.iep I
Jan. 10, 1878. (13:4t Plaiatiifi
EDUCATION FPU TIlFroog j
Through the-kindness of a nameless l'r;e j i 1
Ihavecontral of a ' "Loan Fund" for Jf U
benefit of worthy poor oun2 ladies wlio e, i
netly desire a tliorough education. wonl'i 5
hereby inform such lhat, by complying witl I
the reasonable conditions of the "Fund' I
may prosecute their studies in the ' '!"
Williamston Female College S I
Williamston, S. C, - ' ,
At a very small present eutlay, and pay - J
rest of their exptnes afler they shall" hart f
earned the money.
On Teeeiving aPtamp lor return postage" 1 1 :
will gladly lurnisii full particulain to anv voulu J-
lady applying therefor in her own. hand-ritl
(14:2t.)- S. Laxdk.r, lre V. ( i-
' I will sell at a groat sacrifice the follow-
ing articles : " K
Fine fliot (inn. Iiitlc. r
Foot Power Circular Saw with lJoiin"
Iron Lathe, live aud a half ft. Shear.,
1(1 iuehT Swing. ' T
Steam Engine 1-5 Horse Power. f
Fire Extinguisher. . ,
Large Screw Press. -Magneto-Electro
Set Tin uers Tools. i
Large liilibon Stamp. J
Stencil Dies and Material. (
Rolling Mill for-Gold, Silver and llrass. -
One Sliver, aud one llrass Atto Horn.
.One Snare Drum.
-Three Stands of Bees in the Buckeye
New "Peter Wri-rht'' Anvil.
Queen's Patent Portable Forge.
And many other tilings.
I also oiler Fine Acorn Cook Stoves at
If yon want to b;iy cheap, 3 011 must
come very soon.
L. V. BfTOWX.
Salisbury, X. C. IJrtf.
$3,500 Insurance for 25 Cts.
J.Allen Brown is now representing in - Ins
agency I he Knickcrlic ker Lasualitv Insurance
t o. injuring against ail kinds ol itcuuents
by land or sea. Issues daily, monthly, or yearly.'
Policies, at hw rates. Call at his othce fur
further particulars. W. O. fcdielburn at the
iJoyden llonse; is I, is afTrlijrized agent, from
whom the traveling public or others can secure
dav tickeis at all In urs. 12:1m.
ST. CHARLES HOTEL
C A l T A HTT TTI T T a.
rTSsrvants Polite and Attentive.
The DaYiflson Recortt.
The Ilavidson Record, well known to tUfi
people of Davidson county astheir campaign
paper of lH7t, is denigued to meet a public
w?.ni of t!ie luislness men and of the interests of
the coirttly. The time has come when almost,
every i-miiity finds it indispensable to have a '
public journal of iisown to represent its inter
ests in lhe various ad'iirs of business, local and
general. There is no county in the State that
would not be greatly benetited by a journal
within its bounds-especia Uy devoted to the pro
motion of the local interests of the community,
Such a paper appealsTery strongly to the par
tiality and pride of the section it serves; and
every citizen should give it bis countenance "
and support it liberally, as a means of increas
ing its usefulness and extending it.s influent e at
home and abroad. The stronger it becomes
the more beneficial it will prove; and as t lie
money required for its support is far less than
tiie 'iiateiinl j;ood it doen, it is the best invest
ment any county can make.
The Kecord will of necessity take part in
the politics of the country. If it is lhe duty of
every man to keep Jiimself well informed in
respect to public affairs, and to take a decided,
and manly part therein, it is especially the 1
duty of the editor of a newspaper faithfully
to investigate all questions of public concern,
and give to his readeis the facts of the same.
The undersigned pledges himself to be true in
this. regard, He will not knowingly deceive
his readers for the sake of party or anything'
else; but by laying before them the facts, as he
may enabled lo obtain them, will endeavor to
aid all lo act wisely for the general good. As
political mailers now stand, his personal con
victions are most decidedly in accord with the
views anuTfeelinps of the DerndTcratic Conserva
tive party. He believes that theeflbrls of this
party in 1S7G wrentdied from the grasp of tyr
ants and eorniptionists in high places the civil
liberty that we now enjoy. He regards, that
great victory as second only to that gained by
the fathers of 177-n. The danger was immi
nent, the constant tendency fatal, bnt the cour
age, wisdom and devotion of the Conservative
party pro veil itself equal to the occasion, and
gloriously rescued the imperiled liberties of
the people While that party Khali continue
more pure and truly patriotic than any other,
he intends to be fully identified with it.
But the main design of The Record is toserve -the
county of Davidson in all the ways it may
be possible to advance her interests and. pro
mote the welfareof her people. And to this
end the undersigned desires such intimate re
iation with her citizens as shall enable him to
perform bis duty i fliciently.
The paper, will he published weekly at Si a
year in (nhancr,. It will be small, but neatly
printed on new type; and the proprietor hopes
to make up in qunliiy what may be lacking in
size. The first number will appear .about the
first week in January, 1S78.
Verv respectful Iv.
"C. SI. ISRIKEK,