ln 1'". ....... ,
L'inil after U,e 1st dn of January,
2Jbe subscription price of the ir atch
bo as Allows: ' r:
'iiid iii advance, $1.50
f irivmut delayed 3 ruonth8ll2,00
' payment delayed TJuioutlis 2.50
iT "'fruit crop of this section will be
if was at one time expected
: i . .
c i L..:i j in
broad tfnes across the
fle jirtit heavy rains were very dam
; freshly plowed lauds, sweeuing
i.TrtSEEXt. The sale of R. A. Cald
poiUpoucd to the 1st of July, proxi-
' i ' - . 4
B. J. Edwards, Jr., cord, rcpreseiting
the management of the Colored Industrial
Fair Association at Raleigh is in theUityl
The enterprise be represents should be
! ' ' " - -
' .; A Card. " j
v I desire to return my sincere thanks to
mj friends and the Democrats who man
ifewted o deep an interest in the success
of the Democratic ticket for town officers
ast Monday. I can not fully express my
gratitude and grateful appreciation of
their conduct on that occasion, i hough
our ticket: was -defeated,' we could not af
ford to, and would not. swap places with
our triumphant opponents. The result
will yet tell m favor of Dcmocraticlpnn-
ciples and good government in this coun
ty. Let us, therefore, take fresh cojirage
and resolvo to fight it out on this line,
though It take all the summer. $tand
firm friends ami Democrats. We have
made an honorable records TIwb victory
will yet pa ours. Respectfully, j
J; J. bTEW A.Hu.
TV trowing wheat, in some places, isi
, wfoVyetlow, t)Ui; mere is a uinercncc
nTjL as to the 'cause of4t.Some ay
ft V l"r y . i .
L-j & Laddkk. This Company
-etitltlieir Hall Friday uight, and it is
oi4 that they I in tend to dUbnndi a
Dumber of members declare them
Jjvrt ifi willing to jserveUuriijg the prea
PitrI-NS f Husbandry, who as an
j'body fire notj so strong in this -state
LfonD'Ji stiU a n"'8!'1" devoted
UtieiritAUsc at 4'ot ecasi, a. l;., it. iiieaie,
itot lit i handsome little weekly at
hmsu FlaSts. All persons de-
a'rug RitLir Greenhouse or out-door
plaiits, Hhoultl ail-Ty to V. M. Smith of
CMwrl'X- C. He has a large variety,
uikislplaHt8 are cheap A lot sent to
tJitor olf I this paper, last- week, were de
Krcred ftt such excellent condition that the
jlant show "o damage for the removal.
'FiteiU-Tlie L Cope Mills, comprising a
pistaiiil 8tainjing niill. ix miles soutli
fiwt ofihis place, were destroy ed by fire
lisiulgt. Wheh discovered, about one
Vtfuckjft was then falling in. MrrCady,
v,p lintt a qiianity of me in the in HI, sus
Uined i'suiiill loss, ! Mill property was in
partiusamHn '"the office of Mr. J. Allen
BroffBrj Supposed jto be the evil work of
u Wiluiary.' 1 ' ...
I ': jj :f. i . - o : - ' ' :
There was a pleasant musical cntertain-
neot at the private residence of Mr. Wil
liams Blown, Tuesday evening. Miss
Aoiiie, ftii adapted j child of the family,
liavinisiiffst received a piano from the
1'triff Ihiuse, several young ladies of inu-
lical tawnt and skill, Miss Lillian War
str andjiMiss. Sallie Marsh, especially, ;
nit rw'gnized as competent persons to
ttitkipialities. , The evening slipped
swayialiaost jmicohseiously while these
tendereif in splendid style some very
daboratfe pieces. ' .
, . o -. t
TiikoUvox Ringiiakz, of the firm of
!DouVini!fc Kiniiharz, of Baltimore, min
ing 'ejignieer,- has i been here for some
Ant inspecting mining property in this
eonutjiind Cabarrus, and gives it as his
muioiilUliat this is an imn.ensely rich
Mining tegioh. He is much elated at the
T SI ; . j
frwjiecl of bringing much of this proper
ty into market and full development, and
prok'ciilh)g his researches daily for this
pttrjibstsl M I -
, !j . O .
i Hay Met
MrxiciPAL ElRctiox. The following
is the tieket elected for town officers last
J. A. Ramsay.
West Ward. S. II. Wiley, Abdrenr
North Woird. E. II. Marsh, J. M
Corkle. . j
East Ward. Martin Richwine 1 Wni
Smithdeal. " '- ' U'
South Ward. Theo. F. Kluttzi, Jo;
This ticket was nominated mainly by
negi oesn a dark and dusty Hall "over a
negro bar-room, on a secluded "alley, and
voted for at the polls by nearly 200 ne
groes, the white Radicals of the jtowu,
and nUt a u dial of Democrats. ! ; - ,
There are good men on the ticket, but
they were put forth as cat's paw toj draw
in a few Democrats. That is so, we sup
pose no one will deny. Examiner ; ' r
- -o - r ' 1
A Coi.oukd Bekciiehite. John son,
the eoloredpastor of the Baptist church
of this place, was led out of the pulpit
Sunday night last, and dismissed from
further service. Representing himself as a
single man he has led a festive life here for
a few months a gay fellow, paying court
to several of his young and pretty female
parishioners, to one or more of whom he
had engaged himself to be married it is
said ; and but for some accidental discov
eries grossly derogatory to Ms professions,
lie might soon have laid himself liable to
the charge of biggamy. A neglected wife
in the eastern' -part of the State failing to
get answers to her letters addressed to
him, reached the ear of parties here who
confronted her wandering spouse) with
charges of abandonment, and brought his
career to a sutUteu and rather unpleas
Johnson is a tall, rather spare I made
man, very black, dressy, and impudent in
his bearing, mouthy, but not very intel
sure their defeat ; and we present this view
that every voter may see the importance of
each man standing to his colors and doing
his whole duty. -h - - -
But there was another cause that operated
to the prejndice of the regularly nominated
ticket of the Democratic party, and which
more than anything else caused its defeat.
We allude to the facti that the Republican
ticket comprised every member of the old
board, which is personally a highly respect
able body, consisting of five decided demo
crats, and four republicans, three of them
the' most moderate in town. These last,
taken in the order of their political viru
lence, so far as they have any, are J. A.
Ramsay, Martin Richwine, S. II. Wiley and
M. McCorkle, Esq. It would be impos
sible to make a more respectable mixed
ticke in the community, and therefore con
nected with the fact that it was more than
half democratic, may well account for the
defeat of the regular nominees where so few
votes ma v change the result.
We see no reason why the same republi
can tactics, ana the same democratic sup
port given to it, may not elect a radical
Mayor year alter year, indefinitely. It is
true that the Mayor can carry out no public
policy without the support of the Board
He is the servant of the Board, to execute
its orders. Bat he is also clothed with the
powers of a Justice of the Peace and in this
capacity is more acceptable to the masses of
the republican than nny democrat could be.
It needs only. to be stated to show the polit
ical effect and advantage thus secured t
the republican part', since its members
make up about two-thirds of all the busi
ness of our lower Courts. The political
tendency of this is to hold the republican
party together and to concentrate them in
elections, and this effect becomes more pos
itive just in proportion as the incumbent
identifies himself with those whom he es
pecially represents. It is a question for each
democrat to decide for himself, how much
stock he should take in this sort of business.
Whether he should give his name to be used,
and cast his vote to sustain it.
war. and that she; was in active service
in and daring the entire- war. Conse
quently she is now 24 years old. The
njared man has since bonght a $125
mm to . cultivate bis
mule to enable
Sinrinff- schools are the order of the
day in fonr of obr churches. When two
or s more of ourj choirs combine, tliey
produce music hard to excel.
Mr. II. G. Miller sheared twolamds one
year old.1 The tvo fleeces weighed 13
pounds. Mr. Miller goes in Tor hue stock
of all kinds, as do the most of our farmers
since we have the Stock Law.
Mr. W. A. Powlas died of pneumonia
on the 29th nit, jerving a wife and child
and many friends to mourn his loss.
We are glad to learn that the stock law
commissioners have finally adjusted the
matter, as to how the expensea of the
tHHindary fence is to be paid, to the satis
faction of all concerned. Now, er ai
have peace." W. R. F,
! Imminently .Appropriate t
j ; ... . - r , ':
A younglady sends the following which
is certainly in a nigh degree appropriate :
"WuuteoV thirty-sir yoaus: tneu, more
or leas, all diapr kird sizes, from the tall
A. Double Tbaokdy jlsd a Reioh or 1 PtlCE GU R REN T .
Tehrob, New Albany, Isd April 37. -A
doable tragedy occurred this morning in
the office of Esquire Boston, in Blue Rock
townshipjlarrison county. ' Henry Long was
undergoing a preliminary examination on
May 1st, 1830.
Mr. 0 D. Davis and Miss
-orklo were united in matrimony
it the jiresbyterijin j church, yesterday
CTttningi The popularity of the parties
attracted to the ehiireh a.brilHant-asseuib-
Igeof jjadies aiid ; gentlemen to witness
flit cercmonv. which was nerfomed bv
. ... --.-. . . m .
N William Davis, elder brother of the
bridegroom, assisted by Rev. J... Rumple,
Tstor 0f thc cliurch. The lady friends of
hllfeli lulnvd I'unnln luid derrornted
tlchaiici Avith wreaths and boqueti of
wer lu fine style, adding much to the
nttiiftlw? scene. Mr. W, W. Rankin,
fCLariotte, and Miss Sallie McCorkle,
ster oftlie bride, were the waiters.
ne fiappy pairtook the eastern bound
tR"nfi oVlock,-and will spend some
Statement of unclaimed letters remain
ing in Jthi' Post Office at Salisbury, N. C,
B Miss Mary Barn.
C Jas. Corel, Esq., Rev. R. F. Crooks,
Mr. Charlie Crawford, Miss Jane Chauip
boii, Miss C. S. Coral.
F Mr. J C Foster. x
II Miss Meavana Hogens.
JW. II. Johnson. -
L Wni: Lowrcy, col'd, Dr. S. E, Lyn
don, Mrs. Ester Long, Miss A. J. ! Liue-
M Mrs. C C. Misenhimer, Miss L. C.
Misenhimer, M. L. McEntire, Thos. Mc-
vinsay, eol'd, care Capt. Laura.
P Julia Parker, Mrs. Malinda Plum-
mer, Mr. l nomas l'uiKsiou.
R Mrs. Margret Ranssou.
S, R. A. Surratt.
T Miss Mollie Thomas.
W Mr. John H. Walton.
When called for please say Advertised,
and gfve date of list.
DL Brixgle, F. M.
th Thomas Calender Clock,
'ashion. Mr. C'lfnll. travell
fur t,ta Me of . this clock, bas given us a
! - H w,th i m"ch pride exhibited the
!",uc Il -IS sellinfr If i4 a walnut;
t 4- ituMouuitr, iiuu ii win uii
Clni in an excellent ime-iiecc. U
"ar!!? Iecondsj minutes, hours, days of
c "ftk and month, and is warranted
ien fears. Tw .irwL- ;a cti-..nrriv t--
I ?mmel?,,It-d j by purchasers in several
0$lierfc it bas leen tested, 'which
ustpas as a'gaarantee of its worth. Mr
EB Mp-.-. 'l'l. T. ... ....
jv -y ".6u.m' tuc twunai aim
e fJIur held a meeting at Franklin
'mi,; pear this place. Monday. The
uiH Were uot St,uerid'ly represented
'or causes not under their control
kPastors failed, to attend. The
uigat. Franklin was presided over
r.iobert Knox, of Salisbury, Rev.
"I" Secretary, Only three churches
reu to the roll ca'.l-Franklin, Thy
-ua balbury, Three of the four
. l08 set for discussion were taken
, anVxnScd the earnest attentioirb
;.. . Members of Franklin church
. - rNir URiinfi iii3.ut.ii;. "...,
Tii- i- ---'. unifitanii ntic jii a.
JtY ai)d at T o'chck recess, siread
to,jn.fql board under the shade of the
lU ia'ivk all partook as ono family
Hi i ,ueeting wns appointed .to be
jlhesila, M.roday afte ilie 1st
The Municipal Election! -
On Monday wds warmly contested from
sunrise, to sunset. There were 4G7 votes
polled a few more than the vear before. Of
these J, J. Stewart received 213, and A.
Ramsay 244. A few voters erased the name
of the candidate for Mayor and voted exclu
sively for Comriiissioners. "
Mr. Stewart and the ticket he represented
was nominated at a spirited public meeting
of the Democratic party held in Meroney's
Opera Hall, where there were by estimation
loO democrats present. J lie meeting was
characterised by the high respectibility of
its ntemlicrs, and remarkable unanimity of
The ticket headed by J. A. Ramsay, was
nominated by a meeting held in the grog
shop of Pink Hall,a somewhat notorious
colored republican, whose headquarters is a
dincy ToldslieU in the rear of th Opera
House.' It was attended by some 20 or 80
coloretl republicans, and D. L. Bringle, Post
master; John Murphy, a policeman; T. B
Long, special postal agent; and W. W. Rol
lins, the troublesome man of the Western
Division of ihe Western North Carolina
Railroad, and J; -V Ramsay, the present
Mayor. j T
This statement is given as a means of in
dicating more particularly the character of
the contest. "r '
It is not thought that any Democrat in
the community could haveTnore successful
ly concentrated the strength of the party
than did Mr. Stewart, and the ticket head
cd by him. -And vet its failure was caused
by Democrats, about 20 of whom were in
fluenced by personal considerat ions to .vote
for Mr, Ramsay, and some thirty orj forty
who neglected to vote or reached th0 polls
too late. The relative strength of the two
parties is approximately given below j
Whitc'Democrats' 253,. colored 5; Total 260.
White Republicans 25, coir. 225; Total 250.
It will thns.be Reel! how slight a-defection
in the rank of the Den)Qcrat wl en-
The Commissioners of Rowan met on
Monday; preseut, D. A. Davis, chairman;
W. M.Kincaul,G. A. Bingham, J.G. Flem
ing and D. C. Reid.
D. M. Barringer was licensed to retail
on corner of luuiss and Lee streets. Pink
Hall, also licensed to retail in rear of the
Market House. S. C. Miller, to retail at
Jack Hall's old stand.
j Exempt from road working: J. A Cook,
for five years; C. W. Raymer, for five
years; E. L. Linn, for six years, and from
poll tax for five years ; A M Propst, 1 year;
1 V I homason. 2 years ; C H Bruner, 52
years ; David E. Beaver, 5 vears; John F
Aguer, exempted from poll tax and work-
mg the roads for i years.
. It was ordered that the report of the
committee appointed to adjust the Stock
Law claims, be approved : and that each
township pay its own expenses, except
Mount Ulla is to pay $112 of the Scotch
Irish township expenses, as agreed upon
l- said .committee ; and that the taxes In
levied and collected accordingly. Also
that each Fence Commissioner tile witli
the Clerk of this Board an itemized ac
count of all work done bv his order, and
to whom the same is due and payable.
The following is the Committee's report
above referred to:
That after consultation we
agree that it would be more acceptable
to the tax payers for each township to
pay the expenses incurred in building the
fence for said towuship, and that Mt. Ul
la agrees to pay for one-half the distance
from Jonathnu Barber's to the Iredell
line, on the basis of $32 per mile. That
llie eharges in some cases in Atwell are
exorbitant, and ought to be reduced.
Further, that the collection of the Stock
Law tax be postponed until the Sheiilt'
shall collect the county and State taxes."
Signed Win. A. Houck, R. J. Holtoro,
Jesso Powlas, T. J. Sumner, J. M. Harri
son. G. M. Overcash was appointed consta
ble in Atwell.
The-petition from school committee,,
District No. 10, was laid over until next
Overseer at the Poor House was direct
ed to have the buildings white-washed
aud cleansed. Twenty-four paupers re
ported in charge.
The property assessors met the Com
missioners on this occasion aud in con
ference, agreed upon the following valua
tion of personal property, to wit:
1st class harness Horses or Mules, cKW.
do. farm do. do 73.
2nd-class " " " 50.
3rd 44 44 44 44 25.
All other horses and mules subject to
the judgment of township assessors.
Milch cows and steers 1st class, 915;
2d. 10 : those of less value suhieet to
the judgment of assessor.
Com valued at 40 cts : Wheat, 1 ; Rye
75 cts ; Oats 30 cts per bushel; Flour $2.50
per sack ; Bacon Gets; Cotton 8 to 10 cts;
Leaf Tobacco J to Jo ; Manufactured 1 o-
bacco 12 to 30. The valuation of all other
property subject to the discretion of the
Editor Watchman :
It was in the farly part of tlie balmy
mouth of May, last year, that the hospit
able aud GiKl-feoring residents of El Do
rado towuship 011211116 acquainted with a
Htrange individual of apparently unques
tionable respectability and gentlemanly
address. His name was Alfred Wort man,
and he was between theagesof 40 and 45,
full bearded, rather stout, int.: build, and
Ii ailed feoni thai uiost sacred of cities :
Xew York, Haiving becii a miner ever
since he was eighteen years of age, and
having travelled in almost all of the
Western States and Territories he was, of
course, brim full of exciting and interest
ing stories relative to the dusky red man,
the reckless and daring desperado who
carries his life' in his hand, aud hair
breadth escapes on the wild frontier. It
was he who could so dextenonsly narrate
the eventful episodes in the life of that
rentable individual, Hankmunk ; it was
he who could describe with cleverness the
exciting scenes winch occurred in lioise
City, Idaho, during the great mining ex
citement years ago; it was he who could
tell of the wicked and bloodcurdling deeds
of some of the most daring villians that
ever walked the Western prarie. He lo
cated in the eastern part of this township
and at first commenced .-prospecting with
a pan, afterward on a more extensive ba
sis. His dealings with the inhabitants
were always characterised., with fa in. ess
and a laudable desire to do always what
was right and just. I his trait in the gen
tleman was a means of gaining for him
the standing in the commuuity which he
craved, w lien ue uau on.ee esraoiisiieu
himself in the minds of the residents as an
honest and upright personage his despic
able purposes were then very easily ac
complished. His eff orts in gold hunting were reward
ed with tolerable success, and he soon
was offered opportunities for developing
other properties of unquestionable rich
ness. He accepted them, and commenced
operations with a goodly force of men
aud pursued them with undaunted euer-
gy and commendable pluck.
and graceful, with hair sufficient on his! thUharire of havins murdered John C.
upper up io stun a cushion, down to the Drinkelaker, who had mysteriously disap
little bow-legged, freckled -faced carrot pearcd after having had some trouble with
headed upstart. s The object Is to form a Long. The trial was prolonged, evidently
gaping corps, to be in attendance at the for a purpose until 4 o'clock this morning,
church doors, at the close of the divine when a hundred masked men rode up to the
service next Sunday evening to stare at magistrate's office and seized Long., He
the ladies .as they leave church, and to drear a revolver and shot the leader of the
make delicate and gentlemanly remarks bai, who proved to be Henry L. Otte, one
abou t their dress, etc. All who wish to of Long's neighbors. Otte' death infuriated
join the above corps are requested to ap- the mob, who fired on Long, but he retreat-
pearon and about the steps of the church ed, bleedinjr, to the kitchen, where he hid
doors at the above day mentioned, when until threats were made to burn the house.
they; will be duly inspected, their uanies, He then fled past the barn and was fired at
personal appearance, equality t brains, by the mob. He has not since been seen,
ect., will be registered m a book for that but a pool of blood has been found in the
purpose, to prcveut a general rush, it j woods, and it U supposed that he was kill
may be well to state that no one will be ed and his body secreted. His wife and a
enlisted who possesses the intellectual j number of neighbors have 'been warned to
capacity of a well bred monkey Ral. leave the place, and a reign of terror exists
Corrected by J. Jl Kkox Jc Co.
May 6 1880.
Cotton dull god Middlings,
Middling. ' :
. low ' do
Bacon, county, hog round
i : :
in the neighborhood.
North Carolina at Seven Pines.
Gen. Joiheph E. Johnston's lieport of the
Battle mrt Division.
Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's official report
CurcKEss per d07.es
Meal moderate demand at
Wheat good demand at -
Flocr best faai.
Onions no demand
50 P "Ki
"ACORH COOK STOVF,"
No More Ska-Sickness. A large com
pany assembled by invitation on the Havan
na steamer, City of Alexandria, at New
York, Tuesday, to inspect the operation o
the new self-levelling berths with whicl
that vessel has been fitted. These berths
m vwvfe a
of the battle of Seveu Piuea has been nub- are OI e ordinary size, i ney are attacn
lished, and for the first time, in the Mav ea tn aboTC ana Dclow to universal joinx
uumlH-rolrtheSoMfAcrn Historical Society and are weighted underneath by crescent
Paners. In it he docs full iustice to Gen. B,iaPea cylinders oi iron. i nis arrange
D. II. Hill's division, which wsiseomnoseil menl 18 agnea to Keep me oenns perpet-
1 i. . i U. : .jv i..t
exclusively of North Carolinians. uauJ ieve'' DO mauer wr,at anS,c uie vcssei K ol0Te BU M "re 8 uu T,i
...... . ipru r miv tiko anl onnapnnentlv. tn do
"l ie iirinemai ntr.-n-w uu innnn iv I j i j'
Maior-General Lmffstr.r. with his own away wun sea-sicKness enureiy. i o mrui
and Maior-General D. H. Hill's diriMton I maintain me uenus m u.c.r uruu, ..u
I . i t At
-tki iatterHutliadrar. HilP-hmvi, PreTent suaaen ranges oi position, uiey
I i i ? mt.
trnona. ad.ni.abK- r.n,5,nd,l rh.1 rn. are proviaea wun spiral springs, i ney ap
l:.ntlv led. forced their v, tkro.k th, Peared to work wCl1 Tuesday, and the visi-
n --- --j -i. , ai .:r :
abatis, which formed the enemy'g exter- lu.rs aP l""r MUSim,u . ""Ufc
Jlan the exclusiv sale of this celebrated
J. Y. BARBER,
The rentleman in question, a short
time since, alter having exercised his in
ireuious propensities in the wav of con
tracting debts at several stores, and scra
ping together nil the gold and cash he
could lay his grasping paws on, whether
his mvn or lelongiug to other parties-, was
discovered on trne morningrbe- von et,
having, w? supiose, departed to parts un-
ual defeuces, and stormed tiieir entrench'
ments by a determined and irresistible rush.
The operation was repeated with
the same gallantry ana success as our
troops pursued their victorious career
through the enemy's successive camps
and entrenchments. At each new position
they encountered fresh troops belonging
to it, and reinforcements brought on from
the rear. Thus they had to repel repeat
ed efforts to retake the works which they
had carried. But their advance teas nerer
We doubt if auy more splendid fight
ing was done during the war than by
Hill's North Carolina boys at Seven Pines.
Theif loss was fearful. The regiment
commanded by Major Bryan Grimes (af
terwards Major-Geueral) lost terribly.
We have forgotten the precise figures, but
our recollection is that during the war no
Confederate regiment lost so havily in
one tight, with the exception, possibly,
of the 2(Uh (Vance's old regiment, com
manded by Col. Harry Burgwyu, who
was killed), at Gettysburg. Wo remem
ber that one company, commanded by
Capt. David M. Carter (afterwards col-
stint. They are to be introduced in all the
vessels of the line, and other lines have the I
matter under consideration.
t rri... ......... ..............
, , , , ,, 1 i : ,,, onel, and one of the ablest meu of North
been duped by this rascal, tins true rep- ' ...
resentatives of the villiati family, thistle-'
uvm of the deepest, die we are not prepar
ed to state; suffice it to say, however.
that aiiKing them are hard working labor
ers, poor women upon whom he sponged
his board, &c, and the owners of proper
ty upon which he worked. A more sys
tematic swindler has not graced the local
ity with his ily, soft-soapy and flattering
appearance in juauy a long day. We are
rid of him now and I trust he may never
return. Tkoy Marx.
Last Thursday (29th) we had frequent
showers thronghtont the day. lu the
evening, about sundown, the hardest
raiu4ell which we have hail tor years.
doing incalculable damage to freshly
plowed lauds by sweeping away the sou
in great gaps, washing up planted crons
inundating, and casting adrift on the
meadows and low lauds, &.c.
We hear that considerable damage was
done by the late frosts to early wheat in
some portions of our lownship, tnougn
we have noticed nothing ot the sort in
our neigh borhood.
We learn that in some localities the
fruit was all killed. In our own vicinity
there is still a great abundance, especial
ly, .where the orchards are in an elevated
position. We have many trees, "especial
ly peaches, so full that they must break
down, unless some are shed, or the tres
supported somewav. Apples aud other
fruits still plentiful.
The Whool at Franklin Academy will
close on the 21st. J. M. Gray, Esq., will
deliver au address on the occasion. Some
thing rich, rareand spicy is in store for
those who attend and hear it.
- One of our modest farmers was recently
swindled bv an unscrupulous jockey, who
traded hini what he represented to be a
fine young brood mare, eight years old,
foriro horses. It turns out, however,
that parties who know the mare say she
was two years ojd at the opening of the
Talking with Greenville Through
Telephone connection was established
Sunday afternoon between Greenville,
S. C, and this city. The instrument at
this end was in the MeSmith Music House.
After a little delay, caused by having to
adjust the transmitter for. such a long I
circuit, the signals were exchanged aiid I
conversation carried on for some time. A
music box placed. at this end aud played
was heard distinctly at Greenville, and
when the music ceased, the party at that
end instantly exclaimed, That's a music
box !" They also recognized the music
from an organ. This is a remarkable suc
cess, considering the distance a hundred
and ten mile.v and that the wire used
was a regular telegraph wire, on the same
poles with two others, the latter having
heavy batteries, which caused great in
duction, and necessarily lessened the
volume of sound signals throngh the
phones. The experiment was conducted
in the presence of several gentlemen in
the music house here and atGreenville.
The experiment will be repeated next
Sunday, and as soon as the new telepraph
line between Carlotte and Wilmington is
completed, au effort will be made to
connect these two places. Char. Ob.
Carolina in the last half of the nineteenth
century): had every man in it but one or
two killed or wounded, and it was some
eighty strong when it entered the fight.
Capt. Carter was desperately wounded.
It is to be regretted that the reports
are so written that you must know how
troops were brigaded in order to under
stand what particular States were rep re
sen ted in a given battle. Whiting's and
Pettigrew's brigades did some good fight
ing at Seveu Pines.
The Gallows. New York, May 1. A
special from Gainesville, Texas, gives the
particulars of the execution of L M. Noft-
sinsrer. convicted of the wilful murder of
Willis Cline, in Cook county, in 1878. Noft
singer and his victim were rival suitors for
the hand of the same young woman, and
the success of the latter in bearing off the
prize so enraged Noftsinger that he murder
ed him in his bed. About 10,000 people
witnessed the execution. When Noftsinger
had mounted the scallold and the knot was
about to be adjusted, he s)aid :
"Fellow-citizens: If you think I ought
to die, I am willing. I do not thank Gov
Roberts in my case, though he was honest
in his convictions. Judge Carroll promised
to recommend my commutation. You all
know how he used me. If Gov. Roberts
wants me to die I am ready. Friends and
all, good-bye. I hope to meet you in a bet
The 'Rock of Ages" was then sung, af
ter which prayer was offered. At 1.30
Noftsinger bade the sheriff good-bye and
stepped on the drop, which carried him six
feet. In half an hour the body was taken
down and given to his father to be sjent
home to Virginia.
Fast Mail Lines.
Graham's Old Stand !
Fresh Meats of -all kiuds, !
Fruits, Confections, &c.
IITCall and get his prices.
JAMES M. GRAY,;
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
SALISBURY, -V. C. j
Office in the Court House lot, nextiToor-
to Squire Haughton. Will practice in all
the Courts of the State. I
Blactier and Metoe,
J.4noay21i 1379 -tt.
A Whole Family Meet Death by
Fire in a North Carolina Swamp.
Nokfolk, April 23. Tidings of the
terrible work of the tires which raged in
in the swamp region of North Carolina
last week have reached here. Life and
property were destroyed and houses aud
timber devastated. Zachariah Owens, of
Tyrell county, was engaged in getting
shingles from the swamp on the-Alliga-tor
river and iived there in a house sur
rounded by woods. On Saturday he left
home on business, but had not gone far
before he saw the flames approaching so
rapidly as to imperil his house and fami
ly,'iuid he hastened back to save them.
He hurried his wife and three childreu
away hoping to reach the main road be
yond danger, but they were overtaken by
the flames in the swamp and the entire
family were brtrued to death. Their bodies
were found by neighbors, the mother
clasping her irjfant to her breast and the
father and the other two children lying
near. The heavy rains of Tuesday have
bronght the fires under coptrol,
The north and west are enjoying the
advantages of a fast mail service. The
appropriations for those sections have
hardly ever leeu refused, but when
$400,000 is asked for the purpose of ex
pediting the mails betweeu New York
and both Jacksonville and New Orleans
why, that is another matter. True, the
South is not as populous or as full of bu
siness as it oughtn't 0 le, but should that
fact deprive the entire section of special
postal facilities when it has to pay in
part for such facilities in other sections
of the country f The postal business of
tho country is not wholly based upon
population or anything of that nature.
The government reserves the right to
carry all mail matter, and in so doiug
it is iu duty bound to use nil sections
fairly. It has no moral right to foster
business in one section and neglect it in
another. It has no more right to say to
the people of New Mexico that they shall
have no postal facilities because of their
small population thau it has to say to the
South that it shall have a slow service
while the North and West have a fast
service. If any Southern member stands
in the way of the necessary appropriation
to give the South a fast mail service, he
is doing the business interests of his sec
tion great injury. Willi an appropriation
of $400,000, it is estimated that New
York would one day be placed one day
nearer in time to Atlanta than it now is
that is, a traju could leave New York
at 4 o'clock iu the afternoon and yet
reacli AtUflta as soon as the train that
now JeavlVthe metropolis early iu the
morning. The advautageof such a qaick
ening of the trains would be felt iu every
part of the South, and it is to be hoped
that there will be a solid South in Con
gress iu favor of the desired appropria
It is now probable that Congress will Konora
adjourn abont the 1st of June, Demo- Icard J
crats and Republicans appearing to be Morganton
pretty well agreed upon this time. S'fLtfpV " "
In Franklin township, April SfiJth, at Black Mountain
2 o'clock, a. m.. ot tmeumoniA, .Mr. m. coopers
A. Powlas. acetl about M years, leaving
a young wife and oue child to deplore the
TIME TABLE j
WESTERN N. C. RAILROAD 1
Leave GOING WEST. I
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April 25th, I860 in Gold Hill Township
by A. W. Kluttz Esq., Mr. Milas L. Bur
ger and Miss Sarah K. It. Ititchie.
In Iredell co April 20th, by Rev. Geo.
B. Wetmore, Mr. W. S. Wesmoreland to
Miss Mary Catherine, daughter of the
late John Gardner. Esq.
By the Rev. R. L. Hrown on the 22nd
of April 1830, at the residence of the
bride's father, Mr. Dav id C. Lingle to Miss
Mary L. File. Both of Rowan co.
The expression as applied to actors and
public speakers, of " bringing down the
honse" originated with Sampson. He was
the first on record.
State Episcopal Coxvextiox. The
sixty-fourth annual convention of the
Church in the Diocese of North Carolina
will meet in St. Paul's church, Winston,
on Wednesday, May 23, 160.
WINSTON TOBACCO MARKET.
WixsTOJf, N. C, May 6, 1880
. $.1,50 & $5.00
...5.00 0i) 6.00
Lng, common dark
L"g, common bright,
L"Ki Good bright,
Log, fancy bright,
Leaf, common uarlt
Leaf, good dark
Leaf, common origin,
Leaf, good bright,
Wrapper, common bright, ..
VVrapr, good rrtht,
Wrapper, fine bright,
Wrapperf, fancy bright,
...7.00 G$ 8.50
..12.00 Oi, 18 00
.. 5.00 6 00
.. 7.00 8.00
.. 6.00 (a) 7.50
.10.00 m 12.50
.25.00 6) 30.00
. .50.00 75.00
Trains rnn daily , Sundays excepted. f
Train iroing West will breakfast at State
ville and dinner at Henry. Train going Ea?t
breakfast at Henry and dinner at Hicknry
J. W. WILSON, President.
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FE014 A DISTINGUISHED
Prof. Green, a distinguished allopathic
phvsician, wrote to the Medical Record to
the effect that after all other means had fail
ed, he sent for the Kidney Cure (Safe Kid
ney and Liver Cure), and to his astonish
ment cured a gcrious case of Bright Dis
ease by administering it, and afterwards
found it equally benenciat m otner cases.
Lktter and Note Heads. Hill Heads,
Cards and Envelopes printed to order
at very low rates. Call at this ottice.
gttonun at fab,
Sallslaury, 3X. O.
Cicap Chattel Mortgages
arious other blanks for sale here
Harness, Saddles, &Gi
DON'T FORGET IT
COME AND GET YOUR
Just receive 3 at A. C. Harris'
a 6tre lot of Xo. 1. Cigars
LOY PRICES AHD GOOD WORK
Have made my Business a success.
And I uow offer the people of tUia county
and .idjoiuing sections tlie
BEST MADE WORK
in my line that can be found in the. State.
The Material I use i ofihe Best Quality, and
as the best is alwayn the CheafM,
For Harness and Saddles i the place to make
yoornjrcliaseti All. I ask u a trial and I
guarantee satisfaction. ' ; t .
I can iell a Good Set of-'IIarnenn for $850
and op to the fliietd outside of cew York city.
I can sell you a Good Saddle at $30 and
upward. ,. ;
JEST Repairing dcM neatly and with dft
natch. Call and we me, next door to Craw-
j ford Hardware store, on Fitdter Street. -
I -X&3M W.E.PaiAITD.i
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