-; .5'.: -n:
0 '-A Ea.-,
NEW TEttMS. ,
Front and after tlie 1st daj of January,
iSSOi the subscription price ot me frA-
-Liu'will be as follows : - ,v
One tear, paid iu adranee, $1.50
:'i f t? payment delayed 3 months, 2.00
f; I jiaynient delayed 12 month, 2.50
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'lli Frank Brown' is in Wilmington with
lot' of S se stock. .'
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i Orfr yonS lP enjoyed sleighing all
iay lruewlay the first day's 'merry jlng
Mnf of tlie winter.
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Tlie "Western Carolinian," of Hickory,
eowca'out greatly enlarged, with .a patent
Kak Dup i JLiUMBtB. Persons desir
iDf to obra goml lumber ready dried
on AliTcry are advised to apply at this
officii JUrge orders preferred ' ' ,
Urt Dr. Reetes hasVone to Statesrille
fr 4Ddltkes charge of tlie t. Charles Hotel.
Mnu UeeTcs has had some successful ex
'per&uce in hotel keepiug and will doubt
jejilniproTe tlie St. Charles.
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L . Tie Graded School in this place now
numbers about 175 pupils, and is steadily
;iijcrasing The-School Commissioners
re liiakiug preliminary arrangements for
erec)iiij a suitable building to accom
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Tje boys have had a lively time this
week throning snow balls and skating and
jlidipg on the frozen crust. It is surprising
howjjUiuch less they suffer in those employ
ment than in bringing wood to the stove.
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Cqttoh.Pi.asts. A gentleman in the
ticluity employing cotton seed in a
onajost heap, has brought ns a number of
cotton plants with two leaves, plucked
ironi the lieap. The weather -has been
wirni enough to start germs of all kinds.
Smw. -Monday moruiug dawned in a
snow storm, which lasted, with slight in
tsraiiAHtous, all day.- It set . in with re
aeweil energy Monday night and com -)lote
the first snow of tho season (for us)
at! mches in depth, with a crust strong
enough to bear a man's weight without
breaking- Sunday, before, and Tuesday,
afterj I were delightful spring weather
days. I' i-' I ' j
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; SfJttRiMOXtAL Mis Xeppie E. llailey,
"itiijf iter of Win. H. Bailey Esq. and Capt.
J. Floyd Johnston, of Mobile, were mar-
TTied st St. IVtrr'sEpicopal church, Char
lotte Wednesday ereniiig. On the same
Ttrlii ig, .at the residence of the bride's fa
lher,anics II. Hons, cashier of the Trader1
Natio ihI liank, and Mis Iflia Clareudou,
dsbgi ter of Mr, W. J. YatesT !
j t will le seen by a notice in this pa
per that the Stock Law will go into ojer
atiob ia certain townships of this county
-onjtlie 22J Feb. iut. It is t be regretted
the wjiole county did hot kdopt it, and
tlih hviate the necessity of gates across
the pip blic roads al most in the coriiorate
J limitSof'the j town. But auother year
lp f'N o i -
are indebted to books friend for a copy
rAj Msnual of Tobacco Culture," prt
psreif with especial reference to its growth
Kio Piqdmont North Carolina, by R. B. Daris,
K)wnmiTe oi tauwua-uounty in the
at General AjseinblT." published br Hall &
I Brosijllickory, N. C. We are glad to see
jsuch Jmdences of interest in the tobacco
: tuBiness in the upper counties.
t:-- if ' o "
j i"ewa speaking of the speed made by
j lis ral when walking from church- with
i lUaored: Its -just five squares audit
t win rake u rn an hour and a half to make
! .n .i . . . -. r - .
I trip-there is not a sick snail in the
heoonty hut can beat 'em.
j i. naa in love is capable of saying any
'nffi yoi kuow.
Coewr Fixaxpes w i
ember f the Board of County Commis-
;oneii that the county of Kowan is en-
' T'i-T Ti" ' 1 iuno.s enougit in
'M(Ia meet all ; current expenses. This
ii tliejmore gnitifying, as many had sup-
T'ietreral imiMirUnt criminal cases
m 'Aaeket within the last two fears
i ItkA .1.
L'-vr tj"ubij Buuienvnai in ueui.
fl'f.iH-' !- ' o
Elr? Taxxert. Messrs. John Heilig
4- rr Gowan have erected in the
et&ari on Church street, a new Tan-
PfiT,ey: P" t patent pro
phich will enable them- to finish
Mw Mie niouth.
k rJfa Heilig is also erecting a dwell
:kimelf pnjtherner of Church
streets. Wo are inform -
mmtl P.X. Heilig will build a res
W'cf oB alotiuljoiuing Mr. John Heilig's.
nje 5ad to see these improvements
e tu that portion of the city.
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UR5iEss.Mr. Poland, the Sad-
. wprjtiBg his way" steadily and surely,
i t '"fhshment has already become the
P&llters of buaiiiPM in Iiih liiif TIia
.JJhf hU sueceas is knowledge of his
JWg it. He manufactures a large part
7f Cgwds and pute off nothing shoddv.
mlinieM just completed for Dr.
t one of the best jobs we
Nn for many day. v 5 i
CoTrrpx.--Saliabury makes no pretensions
u, cpon market,' but the business of the
' ow closing, shows a gratifying in
' frea1 P hout 1000 tales over any preceed
"0r siace the war. The prices paid
J? Mre been equal if not a little better
fose f any ixJand town. The whole
JH0 of cotton Mpped from this place
f 1st Sep nd yettn the hands
am & Co., J. D. McNeely
"" 4. D. Gaskill. VlaUlt
! Pherg. x
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j. iucr.e re aooui ouu Dales
tt'Rf&rYl ,us ol producers wfto are able
Wit Until nriAr. !mnm,n .
;, A DfscntM iXATixo Thiek. Tlie Cabi-
net Shop and Furniture Koomjof tbo
Messm. Julian Sc. Fraley, were entered
oainruay uigut and ntarly all the work
tools of Mr. Fraley carried off. The
thief entered at the door of the Fnrniture
Room, but so far as yet ascertained took
nbthingfroni it.) He passed tliroagli a
partition door into the work room and to
to the extreme corner of that apartment
where Mr. Fraley's tools were stored in a
chest. It is beliered he made p light' on
reaching this point, for Mr. F. thinks he
could not otherwise have selected his
best tools. However he made S a good
selectioiitrom the chest and carried them
off, disturbing nothing else in the shop.
He passed by two other tool chests, one of
them with the lid thrown back j and the
tools in ful vie-w, but did not move
them. His discrimination agaiuet Fraley
is regarded as a; pointer, aud may yet
lead to his discovery. c .
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"List of unclaimed .Letters remaining In
the Post Office at Salisbury, X. C., Feb.
2nd 1830: . . .!. . - j
Miss"Alice Browni Dred Haunts, Miss
L M Cobble, Miss Cora Critter, Miss Ju
lie V Correll. Miss Enuilv Carson. Mrs-
Mary J CaiibleLawsoii Cenly, Mr. G W
CanchMr. G II C"oo, Mr. Henry Corner,
Mr. Mitchell Foster, Miss Hettiej Hanes,
David Linebarrier, Mr. Adam! Moony,
Miss Luta Murphy, D A Miller, John
Newlaud, Henry Powlass, Jolin F Keid,
A G Smith, Adolphns Sims, Miss Susan
Witch, Miss Elizer Walies col.
Whn called for, please say adver
tised, mid give date of list. j j
D. L. Biukgle. j
Salisbury, N. C.
Cluster Meeting. !l
The Rowan and Davie Cluster will meet
at Unity church, Monday, February 16th,
at Jl o'clock, a. m., and be opened by a
sermon by Kev. A. L. Crawford, on "Sab
bath Observance." ;
. The following questions will j be dis
cussed : 1 ;
1. What is the Duty of the Church to
her baptized, non-communing memberst
Opeued by Kev. J. Kumple alternate,
Elder from Fraukliu.
2. How can greater Christian Activity
be secured f Opened by Kev. J7 A. Kani
say alternate, Elder from Mocksyille.
3. In Country Churches is it advisable
to have two Sermons a day 1 Opened by
Elder from Thyatira alternate, Elder
from Third Creek. j ;
4. What it the best plan for raising a
Pastor's salary to secure Prompt Pay
ment f OjeUed by Deacon from Salisbu
ry alternate, Deacon from Back Creek.
X K. W. Boyd, Sec'ty.
Woodleaf, N. C, Jan. 31, 1830.
For the Watchman.
Old Boundary of Rowan.
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Mr. Editor: Vour contribufor, "J. i?
whosi; articles on the early history of
Kuwait County are so interesting and
show such careful research, speaks some
what cotijecturally, aud without claiming
exactness, as to the "point" of beginning
and the precise location of the original
eastern boundary of Rowan. His conject
ure that it started "sotnetcherf Hear" the
southeastern corner of Randolph 'and
theiMMj ran north along the present east
ern lines of Randolph, Guilford and Rock
inghaur, is not rery far out of thej way.
But for the sake of perfect accuracy, he
will no doubt pardon me for venfuriug
the remark that the "somewhat indeterm
inate" eastern line of Anson seems to have
been ascertained and run out about the
time when Cumberland and Rowan were
set off as counties, so fair as was needful
to fix the resjective lines of division : and
on the map of North Carolina, this Hue
can uow be seen, being the dividing line
between Mocre and Montgomery. The
point, therefore, where these two last
counties corner together on the south line
of Randolph, would seem to be the pre
cise ")oint" where the eastern line of An
son cut Lord Granville's line; from which
the Rowan line ran due north, taking in
about two-thirds of what is now Randolph,
Guilford and Rockingham. W. M. R.
Jan. 30, IS60.
Taylorsville Letter, j;
January 30th, 1880.
Mr. Editor: A large crowd was present
to-day to witness the execution of Joe
Gillespie, colored, convicted at the fall
ternfbf our Superior Court as an accom
plice in the murder of Mr. Fowler, at
The prisoner had been remanded after
his conviction to Statesville jail, where
he remained until Thursday, when he was
brought up by the proper officers, from
Iredell, and delivered to Sherjff Mays,
charged with tlie execution of the senteuce
of the Court. He was visited in the jail,
and t his request accompanied!! to the
gallows, by Rev. W. A. Pool and Rev. A.
Carson, who conducted short but impress
ive services at the gallows. The prisoner
maide a short talk, in which he acknowl
edged his guilt as accessory and full
knowledge of it, but denied taking any
active part in the killing, but heard the
blow that was struck. He said sin had
brought him to his sad cud ; advised all
to shun bad company and let liquor alone,
as that was what had been his undoing
had tried to repent of his sins aud, hoped
he had been forgiven. After his short
talk he knelt on the platform aud engaged
a few minutes in audible prayer asked
the people present ! from Mooresville to
forgive him. At a few minutes after 12
o'clock tlie drop fell, and although he hung
nearly half an Jionr, it was thought he
was dead in nine minutes after he was
swung off. He was buried by the side of
Bob McCorkle by the sheriff and his as
sistants. I !
Every thing connected with this, only
proves more and' more the necessity of
private executions always pnblic execu
tions are in a high degree demoralizing.
A more noisy, turbulent crowd is seldom
seen ou our streets than this evening af
ter witnessing a scene which ought; to im
press the truth that "The way of the
transgressor is hard." (j
They are talking now of a new Bank
rupt Law. Now don't please, j That
last one was fearful and the country has
Kiot oegun to recover yet from the attack.
It is still shivering from head to; foot.
So hold oa for a decade or so and ; let the
country recuperate. Wil, Star.
! r:TIIU FIRST COURT."
As stated on a former page, it is not cer
tainly known where the first court was held.
But from the Records in the office of the
So pcrior Court Clerk in Salisbury r it appears
probable that it was held in June, 1753, only
a few months after the county was establish
ed. The names of the justices who presided
at the courts the first year, were Walter
Carrot h, Thomas LoveUtty, James Carter,
John Brandon, Alexander Cathcy, Squire
Boone, Thomas Cook, Thomas Potts,! Geo.
Smith, Andrew Allison, John Hanby, Alex
ander Osborne. James Tate, and John Bre
vard. We know, or Jiave some reasons for
conjecturing, the neighborhoods from which
several of these magistrates came, Walter
Carruth owned lands, and probably resided,
on the east side of Coddle Creek, adjoining
the McKnights, in the Prospect neighbor
hood. James Carter owed the lands in the
southeast quarter of Salisbury, on both sides
of Water street, and on towards Crane creek,
now called Town creek, and probably lived
in the present corporate limits of Salisbury.
John Brandon lived six miles south of Sal
isbury, near the Concord Road, on the plan
tation now owned by Charles H. McKenzie,
Esq. Alexander Cathey lived on Cathey's
Creek, near Thyatira Church, and was the
ancestor of the late Alexander Long, M. D.
of Salisbury. Squire Boone lived on the
Yadkin, at Alleman's or Boone's ford, and
was the father of the great hunter and pio
neer, Daniel Bo-ne, 0f Kentucky. At this
place young Daniel spent the days of his
boyhood, and no doubt often hunted over
the hills and through the thickets of the
Yadkin. Thomas Potts probably lived in
the Jersey settlement, where Potts' Creek
running into the Yadkin River just below
the site of the Indian Town of Sapona, per
petuates his name. George Smith was prob
ably from the same neighborhood, where a
prominent family of that name still resides.
Andrew Allison owned large tracts of land
on Fourth Creek, a few miles from States-
ville, where a large and influential family of
that aame may still be found. Alexander
Osborne lived on the head waters of Rocky
River, about two miles north of Davidson
College. He was a leading man in the coun
ty, a colonel, the father of Adlai Osborne,
and the ancestor of the late eloquent and
popular Judge James W. Osborne, of Meck
lenburg. John Brevard was probably from
the same neighborhood, a little farther
west, and not far from Beattie's Ford, on
the Catawba. At least this was the neigh
borhood of the Brevards, one of whom, Dr.
Ephraim Brevard, is reputed to be the com
poser of the celebrated Mecklenburg Decla
ration of Independence. Of Lovelatty, Cook,
Hanby and Tate, the writer has no knowl
edge, though doubtless some of their de
scendants may be still residing among us.
There is a ford ou the Catawba, and a Post
Office in Caldwell county called "Lovelady."
perhaps a remembrance of Justice Love
latty, of the Rowan county court.
A good part of the time of the first court
was taken up in registering the marks and
brands which the citizens had invented to
distinguish their cattle, and other live stock;
and the changes are rung on "crops," 4,half
crops," "slits" and "swallow-forks," in the
off" and near-' ear, and other quaint de
i ;es for marking. The cattle that were to
be identified by the marks and brands 'reg
istered in the Rowan Court, ranged over the
meadows and prairies of the Yadkin, the
Catawba, the Deep, the Saxapahaw, and
the Dan rivers. Constables were also ap
pointed whose beats lay as much as a hund
red miles from the seat of justice. These
old '"Records" of the Rowan Court of Plea9
and Quarter Sessions, for 1753 '4 5 "6 arc full
of interest to any one who will take the
trouble to decipher them. For instance,
here is a list of constables and their beats
for 1753. Preston Goforth for the "South
Fork of the Catawba. (This was for the re
gion from Hickory to Lincoln). John Mc
Guire, south sid of the Yadkin; John At
taway (?) for Dan River. John Robinson
for south side of Yadkin, from the mouth
of Grant's Creek to the ford of the same ;
thence acros to the Trading Path; thence
along said Path, as far asColdwater, thence
with his Lordship's Line." This shows that
the Trading Path ran to the point where
Col dwaUr Creek runs from Rowan into Ca
barrus. "John Nesbit had his beat from
James Cathey's Creek to the western Path,
as far as the fork of said Path. James
Howard from James Cathey's Creek to
Third Creek, and as far as the Division
Ridge between the two settlements. Benja
min Winslow, aaiar as the Catawba River,
and along the King's Line, and Lamb's mill,
and down as far as Wm. McKnights. John
DoUer on Abbott's Creek, as far as the West
ern Path. David Stewart on the north side
of Yadkin, from Muddy Creok and upward.
William Fisher for the district included in
the Forks of Yadkin. James Watkins from
the Orange line as. far as Beaver Island
Creek, on Dan River. James Hampton
from Beaver Island Creek and upwards" (i.
e. higher up the Dan). These names of men
and localities show the extent of the juris
diction of the Rowan Court, stretching from
the Orange line and Dan River, to the King's
line, and as far west as the south fork of the
Catawba, northwest ot Lmcolnton. The fol
lowing were the officers of the count v, viz
Richard Ililliar, Deputy Attorney Gener
al ; John Dunn, Court Clerk ; James Carter,
Esq., County Register; John Whitsett;
County Treasurer; Francis Corbin, Esq.,
Colonel of Rowan Regiment of Foot ; Scot
ton Davis, Captain in Corbin's Regiment.
The following persons are named as com
posing the Grand and Pettit Juries of the
first Court, viz: Henry Hughey, John Mc
Culloch, James Hill, John Burnett, Samuel
Bryant, John McDowell, James La ni bath,
Henry Dowland, Morgan Bryan, William
Shcrrill, William Morrison, W'illiam Linvil.
Samuel Baker, asked this Court (1753) to
declare his mill on Davidson's Creek (near
Centre Church) a public mill, and his re
quest was granted. Jno. Baker proved before
this Court that his ear had been litten off
in an affray, (not cropped off for larceny),
and obtained a Court certificate to that
In those days inn-keepers wers not allow
ed to charge at their own discretion, for the
drinks and other entertainments which they
furnished to their patrons, but the court
took the matter in hand and made a sched
ule of prices. In 1755, after fixing the pri
ces for wine, whiskey, beer, etc. etc., tbey
decided that th keeprs of ordinaris. Inns
or Taverns, should charge as follows.
Por dinner of roast or boiled flesh 1 shilling.
44 Supper and Breakfast each, 6 pence.
. Lodging over night, good bed 2 44
u Stablage (24 hours) with good
hay or fodder, , 8
" Pasturage, 1st 24 hours' 4 '
pence every 24 hours after, 2
" Indian corn or other grain,
, Der onart. i 2
This was to be paid hr Proclamation money,
which was about on par with Confederate
the 2d or 3d year of the late war.
Salisbury was well supplied with licensed
ordinaries, or inns, in those days. The li
censed houses were as follows: In 1755
John Ryles's Ordinary was licensed. In
1756, John Lewis Beard, Peter Arrand, Ja
cob Franck, Archibald Craige, James Bow
er, and Thomas Bash ford and Robert Gilles
pie received licenses. Jacob Franck occu
pied the lot where the late Dr. Alexander
Long resided, and Bashford and Gillespie
occupied the corner next to the present i
Court House, L . corner" of Corbin ; and
upuncu streets. Kooert uillespie was the
fifet husband of the celebrated Mrs. Eliza
beth Steele, ofalitbury, and the father of
the wife of the. Rev. Samuel E. McCorkle,
Dj D. A few year after this, Paul Barrings
erlEsq. of Mecklenburg (Cabarrus) bought
the lot on tht east corner of Corbin and la
nes streets, 99 feet down Corbin and 198 ft.
down Innes, from a man who is described
as an "Ordinary, keeper." rom.this it 1 ap-:
pears probable that the corneajaow occupi
ed, by Klutz's Drug Store was oceopied.ai
an Ordinary at an early day, as we know
that it was at a later day, when -William
Temple Coles kept an inn there, where John
Dunn Esq., died in the winter of 1782-3.' !
We may remark in; passing that John
Dunn and William Monat were . appointed
attorneys by Gov, Dobbs, and presented
their Commissions to the Rowan Court in
1755. Of William Mohat little or nothing
appears in the Records of Rowan County ;
but for thirty years, John Dunn occupied a
prominent place in the public affairs of
Rowan County, both before and after the
war of the Revolution.; He deserved well
of; his country, and his name is embalmed
injthe hearts of a large circle of honored
descendants, and his memory is perpetuated
in the name of Dunn's Mountain, in sight
ofthe Public Square of Salisbury, at the
foot of which his remains lie interred. This
name will often recur in the course of these
At the June terra of 1753. the
ceeded to select a place for the erection of
a court-house, pillory, stocks and gaol. The
action of the Court is substantially, as fol
lows: "The Court House, gaol and stocks
shall be located where the "Irish settlement'?
forks, one fork leading to John Brandon's
Esq., and the other fork along the old wag
on! road over Grant's Creek, called SilFs
path, and near the most convenient spring."
John Brandon, as stated before, lived six
miles south of Salisbury, n the Concord
Road, and "Sill's Path" was probably the
Beattie's Ford road, crossing Sill's Creek,
about seventeen miles west of Salisburv.
Thjmost "convenient spring" is thought to
be spring in the garden of the late Dr.
Alexander Long, where Jacob Franck's Or
dinary and still house were afterwards es
tablished, the lot afterwards owned by
Matthew Troy, the father-in-law, of the late
Max-el I Chambers. The exact site of the
Court house was the centre of our present
public square, at the intersection of Corbin
and Innes streets, where the great Town well
now is. Tradition says that this spot orig
inally considerably higher than it now is
was a famous "deerstand," where the rifle
man stood, and with unerring aim brought
down the fleet-footed doe or antlered stag,
as he fled before the music-making pack of
The Court directed that the Court House
should be of frame-work, weather-boarded,
thirty feet long and twenty feet wide, a
story and a half high, with two floors, the
lower one raised two feet above the ground.
It was to be provided with an oval Bar, and
a Bench raised three feet above the floor,
with a table and seat for the Clerk, and
"cases" for the attorneys. There M as to be
a good window behind the Bench, with
glas in it, aud a window near the middle
of each side, and a door in the end opposite
the Bench. This simple structure of woo
with one door and three windows, appears
to Us, after the lapse of a century and a
quarter, to have beeu an insignificant affair.
But doubtless it compared favorably with
the finest structures to be found in the wil
derness, only about ten years after the first
settlers arrived, and it accorded well with
the temper and the habits of those earnest
and honest justices- who sat upon the
"Bench," and amigned evil-doers at their
bar. No complicated snits, involving nice
points of law, often came before them for
adjudication, but rather affrays, trespass
ani larcenies, with now and then a homi
cide, would make up the docket. Suits
would not be apt to linger long. They did
not erect a very large or very strong jail,
for the culprit was apt to find himself speed
idly in the pillory, stocks or whippingpost.
I presume thst few offenders escaped upon
legal technicalities, or on the plea of iusanity,
fojQthe administrators of the law were more
likely to consult the dictates of primitive
justice, than the niceties of any written code
Fkb'ky 2d, 1830.
While rumagiug about in an old dilapi
dated buildiug in this town a few days
since, I inadvertently laid my hand upon
a half bound volume which showed un
mistakable signs of old age. I hastily,
from impulse, oiened the book and im
mediately discovered that it was a histo
ry of our present town, written years,
years gone by. Of course, I chuckled to
think that 1 had so fortunately become
tlta'possessor of such a valuable book, and
perused its contents with unadulterated
satisfaction. From this book 1 nm ena
bled to give you any information in rela
tion to the early history of our town.
It appears that many, many years ago,
away back as far as the year 1879, there
came to this section of Montgomery coun
ty a company of men whose intent and
Imrjwse was that of searching for gold.
u($he neighborhood of eleven men com
posed the company, and its superintend
ent' was a California miner, who might,
with propriety, be called a "forty-niner."
Now, this company commenced in earnest
their operations aud soon gave employ
ment to nearly tlie entire neighborhood.
The place commenced to grow rapidly,
and as natural, the inhabitants thought
seriously of a name for the town. Divers
names' were suggested, such as "Scrabble
Hill," Pinky town," "Horse ville," Luck
lurjjl," "Whotisic," "Damflno;"and others
"too numerous to mentiou." But at last,
after duo deliberation, it was decided to
name the place "Flaggtown," in honor of
Mr. John H. Flagg, the President of the
company, who now resides in Washing
It is at this particular time of the year
that the yonng lady of the household ar
ranges to have her "quilting party" in
viting young lasses to help ont the work,
and young gents to make the evenings
lively. They enjoy themselves hugely
ovT"snap 'em up," "drop the handker
chief," "poat-oflice," "pillow" and "sail
ingrn the boat when the tide runs high."
These parties are "all the go" now, apd
afford the yonng people opportunities or
happy social intercourse.; The young men
are protesting against the fashion of ladies
kissing among themselves. One has got
off the following, which ; the girls dpu't
like very well : f
"Men scorn to kiss among themselves,
And scarce wonld kiss a brother ;
Hnt women want to kiss so bad,
They gladly kiss each other."
Some of our farmers are starting their
plows, while others are busy engaged in
clearing their land preparatory for the
spring work. j
Tlie weather still continues to be mild
and agreeable, and auch a winter, thus
far has not been known in many long
- r mm .
' This explains twp g'i in Flaggtown.
. i Tyro York" for Secretary of
f Editor WArrirwir .tw: o :
of the Legislature last winter the office of
secretary or State became? vacant by
uie aeain' ox Ma. Englehart, and the
friends of J. Tyre York, the able and efiici
ent member of the Hon frnm WiTv
pared a petition to the Governor for his an-
r . ,v uv wMpirvu term vi mis im
portant office. This
almost every member of the House and the
great body of the Senate, besides many of
uuucuuai genucmen oi tlie State.
Yet the Governor appointed another to the
piace. ine representatives nT, the people
in both branches of the General , Assembly
since t no war need not be informed who
Dr. l ork is. That he has been one of themost
zealous,' eflictent and untiring friends the
propie nave ever naa m the Legislature.
win as oenaior ana representative no one
laminar with his course will denv. He is a
gentleman 'Of education, great familiarity
with the wants of the people a fine can
vasser, and one of the most popular men in
ine oiaie. not only redeemed his coun
tytromtne dominion of Radical Rule but
his Senatorial District as well. He can beat
any man in his section of the State
piacc ne asas ac tne bands ot the people.
" , i , ..... ; . J
biiu wouiu in my opinion, add great strength
to our State ticket if nominted for Secre
tary of State. His record as a public man.
will show him to have been the unflinching
inend of the over burdened tax pavers of
nie oiaie, on an occasions being opposed to
high taxation, high salaries and fees, -and
m laci every measure that oppress the peo
ple, or infrinces udou their HltertW H in
in fact, the people's man, and will do more
to win success ior our ticket than any man
in. the State. Demoht
DKalelh and Charlotte Obsekvkks, will please
A Chatham Wedding- on the Koad.
! A marriage recently took place in one
of the public roads of this county- under
the following circumstances. It seems
thai the pareuts of an expectant bride
objected to her marrying the man of her
choice, and remembering the old saying,
fOut of sight out of mind," they thought
the lovers would forget each other if
separated. So the stern parents of the
young lady sent her in exile to the resi
dence of a relative living in the adjoining
county of Moore, but quite near the
Chatham line. But the love of this un
fortunate couple burned with too fierce
a flame to be so easily extinguished, and
the gallant hero of our tale, bv diligent
inquiry, soon ascertained the wereabouts
of his lady-love, and by means of an un
derground telegraph they were speedily
in communication with each other. The
relative, to whose house our heroine had
been banished, soon sympathized with
the lovers in their troubles, and a mar
riage was at once agreed upon. Our hero
had, sometime before the banishment of
his captive dulciua, procured a marriage
license in this couuty, which of course
could not be used in Moore, and so to
avoid any loss of time and the expense of
getting a license in the latter county,
they determined to be married in Chat
ham. The boundary line between the
counties was only about three hundred
yards distant, the nearest point being the
public highway, Quito a number of the
neighbors were hurriedly summoned, and
forming a procession, they marched to
the big road, where a Chatham Magis
trate met them, and so ont there in the
public highway with tlie attendants
drawn np in due order was the marriage
duly and decorously solemnized. The
old neighborhood tiddler was present, and
most excitedly scraped out the wedding
music, which so animated the bridal par
ty that quite a lively dance took place,
with the road bed for a floor and the
blue heavens for a shed. It must have
beeu a novel and amusing scene, and will
doubtless be long remembered by those
who saw it. Chatham Record.
In Franklin township, Jan. 22d, 1880,
by Wm. M. Kincaid, Esq., Mr. James F.
Barger, aud Marj Alice C ran ford.
Mary A. M. Miller, wife of D. A. Mil
ler, departed this life 24th January, 1880.
On the 25th the body was deposited in
the grave yard of Union Church in the
presence of a large congregation. She
leaves a number of relatives and many
friends to mourn their loss, and to sym
pathize with the bereaved family. But
their loss is her eternal gain.
; MONTREAL HEARD FROM.
: R. L. Mosely, of Montreal, Canada, cer
tified, Sept. 27, 1879, that he had suffered
terribly from dyspepsia, and was com
pletely cured by takiug Warner's Safe
Bitters. He says : My appetite is good,
and I now suffer no inconvenience from
eating hearty meals." These Bitters are
also a speceific for all skin diseases.
Corrected by J. M. Knox & Co.
February, 5 1880.
Cottox firm irood Middlings, 12
low do 1011
Bacon, county, hog round , 88
Ritttku - 20
Chickess per dozen $1.50'2.00
Cobn New 6061
Mbal moderate demand at 65
Wheat good demand at 1.25 1.30
Ftbua best fam. 3.75
j i super. 3.25
PntiTor.8. IniSH 50
Onions no demand 50
Apples, dried 56
NOW IS THE TIME TO SUBSCRIBE
FOR THE WATCHMAN
Mix up your Clubs anil send them
in. Two Dollars a year.
IlilB (sllElX,; SOUIiiMK
L BEXEDY for the eue sf SeroC
MmnpUmu Broortltk., Kcrross De!
watJV JUIarta,aa all laas arfataw
ksia or scaly. . ,
Cares I EXalaria.
Ceres Nervous Debility.
iOU tt burredientS rahltehpd r.n ererv
. JKxawRS'. S10 to your Physician, una
protmgect a Iterative that exist, and 13 s.a
I EOSAD-ILIS U .old br aU TmirtHt
BKS PI PANACEA
For 2TA2T and BEAST.
External and Internal. t
TH3 GREATEST PAIN HKMilVKB OF TH3 AGE.
Fi J , wmwpM ji
TEE GSZAT VEGETABLE CATHABTIO
Vepretable WORM SYRUP
Instantly destroy vroaSEV and U rrcoinmended
by phyglcUnj the beet WORM METjICINE.
CTTor Halo Ly all Drucgttita.
JOHN F. HENRY, CUItRAN & CO.,
21 College fUcc, New York.
For Sale by T. F. KLTJTTZ, Druggist,
16:ly Salisbury, N.C.
Chew Jackson's Best Sweet Navy Tobacco
DdN'T FORGET IT
COME AND GET YOUR
C. W.C. VTOOLWINE,
-3 Jnst received at A C. H.nnis k
; a nne nn oi imo i cigars ana
k Fuexcii CHandies.
ty -r s? ir -p--Qt
SALE VERY LOW A gtMMl new
rUfi ly repaired Canute and Double
set Harness can be seen at W. M. Bark
er's shop. For terms apply to
11. M. Jones or
22m. ; J. D. Gaskill.
Letter and Note Heads, Bill Heads,
Cards and Envelopes printed to order
at verjr low rates. Call at this fticc.
WESTERN N. C. RAILROAD
Leave GOING WEST.
Amre GOING EAST
C 05 A. M-
11 09 P. M
4 10 P.M.
12 2 r. m.
6 00 A. M.
Trains run daily, Sunday excepted.
Train going West will breakfast at State
nlle anddinner at Henry. Train going East
breakfast at Renrj and dinner at 'Hickory.
J. W. WIL30X, President.
On Tuendar, the 7th d? 0 October, 1870r
and in the City of Kaleigh, the undersigned
will commence the publication of .
. : i DALE'S WEEKLY,
A .NORTH CAROLINA DEMOCRATIC
Theae four words conrer all that a coin inn
of Prospectus could tell : tlie good of the State;
the aaecew of the party which i the life of the
State and the country; the publication of all
the new; these the objects proposed. That
he can do the lat and contribute to the first
and second, the subscriber does not affect to
doubt.! Tlie people have net their seal of ap-
proYal upon hu past and be does not d oubt
Hale's Weekly will be printed from new
and beautiful type and on fair while paper.
The price will be two dollars per annum. No
name will be upon its mail books without pay
rationand no paper will be sent after axpl
niant of the lime paid for.
P. M. HALE.
Raleigb, Sept. 15,1879.
-.d' 't-- : " .
I have jus: received and, tive, on exhie
bition in tlie Room Ahore' the' UaTdKar
Stdrevf Messrs. Crawford feTaylifc a ve
ry Handsome Assortment' of 11 n rial Casf
kets to which pnblic attention Is invited-
r n ' Tub ARfi'br
VERY NEAT STYI1ES,
Carefnll v Made and of various' Gnue. .Will
be sold low. Persons witung snvtingr of the
kind should call and see ibem. I a,m prepsied
to Undertake and fnrnih evertthing Hipiir
ed.. B Special attention, to- fyewring Bi
dies from Djscolorinj.-1ss8 I have had muvh.'.'
personal experience in this line iind f4el cure
of giving satisfaction. :-. - f
c. w. c. wboiwi&E.
Nov. 25, 1879. . 6:Cm
ACORN C 0 OX S
IIa the exclusive sule of this celtibfaled
Cook Stove and they are going, off like hot
cakes. - . . ; J:7iif
Saplin Clover, Red Clover and Orchard
Grass, Seeds. Come and buy before tlwy
rise. At Exxiks' iVii Store.'
MOTE PAPER, LETTER PAPEJ
Envelops, Lead Pencil's, Pens, Slates
Bed, Black, Violet Blue and Imhlible
Inks, Copy, Memorandum and'-Pocket
Books, cheai)er than ever known befoYo
at E n.n lid'.
TO ARRIVE A lot of School UmikftftjU
le sold very cheap at Exxis'.
VISITING CAIiDS, PLAYIXu'cARHS,
C?ialk Crayons, iissiau Bath Soap-Car-Imlic
Soap, Sulphur Soap, Vasal fne 'Soap,
Kosc liauy hoap, Alsatean Soap, . Tooth
Brushes, Ifairand Nail Britshes.Coarsoaml
Fine Combs very low at Exxiss'.
7:tf. . .
A T7TWT? TETLRTYx UTTTX
at my stable. A rare chance to p ross yoiy
stock with the vei v best, which nil ought
to embrace. " C. PLYLER.
Gtfni. - I
PIANOS & ORGANS
FROM FACTORY TO PDBCHAErT'
EVERY MAN HIS OWN AGENT
Laddrn Ac Bates' Gnd Int rmlurt Ion,
Sale continued until Nov. i, 18S0. Onlf Mtil
the kind ever successfully earned out in Ararrii:k -6,000
superb instruments at fsvetr y ra ts fur i 1 H
Introduction and Advert Urinent. New
plan of selling: V Aetata I CoaalaAoBil Iiitn- i i
tt:ti thlpptd iinet from Ttetery to preU:n. U'.iilt .
Brn't profiu unt. anat'i nut U uL Otlj anil Sovth : i
MlliEt OS tUs plan. PIANOS, 7 oct. 7J oct.
J'55; Square Grands, $ttj. OltUAiSj jrtops-,
fay, 13 stops, $71; 13 stops, Mirror Top Case, $56. '
New, handsomr, durable. 6 Tears Kuarant IS .r
days test trial. Purchasers choice from tett lead- '
in g makers and 'MHi different ttyle. Join tlita i
gt(siBitlc elabof s.ooo purchaitcrs and' sveure
an instrument at wholriuiiK rates. -SpotuU
terms to Music Teacher , Chwrchet, and 1ator$; 4 1 1
Address for Intruduct Ion Sale circularn, '.
LUDREN & BATES, SaTannah, Ca. 'H
. . i'J
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Medical Fnresa, Social Kclerice, Natural "Mistriry,
Geology, Astronomy. Tue moat valuable practical
papers, by eminent wrlUTH In all departments ot Sci
ence, will be'lound In the Scientific American.
Terms, $3.20 p r year, $1.60 balf year
Which includes postage. Jrtscou nt ft AgentB. . jifiS-x .
gle copies, ten cents. Sold tty n'l Newsdealers. Ke
ndt by postal order to ML' .N.N &. CO., I'objlshere, 91 .
Park Row, New York. s '
PATPNTQ In conneet ion with the feil
XT XX X Xl 1.1 X O . tutijic American, Mtbtn.
Mma & Co. are solicitor or American and Kortlya
Patents, have had 35 years experience, and now ha
the largest establishment in the workl.- Patents ob
tained on the best terrn.s. A special notice Is made
in the Scientific A merican ot all Inventions patented -through
this Agency, with tlie name and residence
of the Patentee. Hy the immense circulation thou:
given, public attention is directed t the rnertta ot ,
tlie new patent, and sales or Introduction often ea
Any person who has made a new discoverjror In
vention, can ascertain, free of charge, whether a pat
ent can probably be obtained, by writing to Munn !
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Patent Laws. Patents, Caveats. Trade-.Marks, Utetr
costs, and how procured, wltn hints for procuring
advances on inventions. Adlrcss lor tlie 1'uper, or
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S:3w ' ..:.-
JAMES M. GRAY,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
8 A LISD I'll 1, X. C.
OflBre in the Court House lot, nesidpor
to Squire Hanp:btou. Will practice in all
the Courts ;f the State.
Blackier aifl Merson,
Attorneys, Counselors tt
and Sollcitorau r
SALISBURY, 2T. G.
Jaooa22 1879 .tt.
Mortgage Deeds for sale here
Also various other blans, .