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NEW TERMS. ; i ,
from and after the 1st day of January,
lsiOi the subscription price of the Wateh
MXill be as follow:
Tifina rear, paid iu advance, $1.50
payment ticiitjc.it minibus, t.iAf
payment delayed 121uiouths 2.50
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Mi.. il Ttmrnlaf Til tick IT O
jock, a; mv Concede Wednesday, at 8,
KHt . ..... ;
John , V arner-wus tm i 1 mi i uesuny, on
go indictment for attempted rape upon
0 person of a negro girl, and was ac
ll; very cool wave flowed in npon ns
retterday evening and continued through
the night Fires were kindled on the
hearths this morning for comfort.
The Case in Court Occupies 8at-
Fatal Accident Onr community
was allocked Saturday afternoon " by the
urdtiy and Moiidav The Verdict '; report that Mr Alexander Brown, a hijjh-
Not Utility, Brought in about 11 lb respected citizen of Mt.,UlIa township.
jjajorRamsay lias been sick for sever--1
tUj uut 8 believed to be eoiivnlesant.
j J We regret to state that Mr. E. H. Marsh,
lone of the Commissioners of thetown,
Jjiii been very ill for several Tays, and
without improvement up to this writing.
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III The Methodist, Lutheran and Presliy
iPterlan Sunday Schools will have a Union
1 nic nic in Harrison's Grove, on the lJth
01 Jfunf. II 18 presume'! nuii mere win,
JaJiB attendance of about 400 teachers
v scholars. i i
;'4 l'4:l - L o .
-; 'jHoksic Behind the Counter. -Last
;' ifpsturday evening n horRe, beihjr frighten
i ?ed by a dog, wished into the rear door of
, ijfx. jj. Mock's store, and ran behind the
ntinter to the1 front show window. He
DllrijWW out without doing anyliarm,
1 'except to frighten some of the bystanders.
o ; ' '
I TniEVES. Mr, ,K T? Cowan's Spring
honse was broken open and roldied on
tlie!l2lh, of all tlie butter and nirtk it
ieonhined. On Saturday night Isist, Mr.
il J. (j. Cowan's Smoke-houw, (iiith oauifi
1 neighborhood), was broken into aud rob-
!J1,t- ". O
Xt a regular business meeting of the
Yoilng Men's Christian Association the
I j following delegates were elected to ''attend
s , v'i tli )State-Con veil! ion of the association to
s ifhe lleld in tlie city of Raleigh, on the 17th
lof June, to wit: 5; ' . . "...I
! 1 .--'Q M. Davis, J- B.. Woods, Edwin Sha
tter and 'fliios. P. Johusou. Alternates-
Jane Potcer, a rather; handsotne
whjte girl of 19 years, and Jane Rankin, a
a color'd woman of 25 or more rears, wife of
Seott Rankin, were put on trial Saturday
last in Rowan Superior Court, hr killing a
mulatto child born, as was alleged, of the
Aiody of Mary Jaue Poteet, on the 3d day
or F ebruary last. - The principal witness
es 4n the case were the two Women accus
ed, of the crime, and they swore against
each other Mary laying it on Jane and
Jane laying it on Mary. There was a
r t " . ' ' ' . . I
tout luiiruerueuoerateiy teretrated, auitj
there is liitle. doubt that oue; or both of
the women performed the deed.
The testimony of Jaue Rankin was that
Mary Poteet was alone when the child
was born, and that it was covered up under
apartf tlie quilt on which Mary was set
ting U:fore the fire-place, and that Mary
was choking it, and said to her, on enter
ing, 1 iu tend, to kill it.
The testimony of Mary wasf that Jaue
was with her from 20 to 30 uihjutes before
the birth, and that Jane struck the chiid
on the head-i-he heard the blow but did
uot see it given. That site told Jaue she
was about to faint, aud asked help to the
bed. That Jaue theu caught hold of her
hand and put a knife into it, and used her
hand with the knife iu it to cut the baby 's
throat. That slie cried but, Lord have
ntercy, Jaue don't kill it. That she did
not see the cut wlieu it was j made, but
when Jane heled her up to take her to
tho bed she saw that the child's throat
was cut ; and that she never saw it agaiu
aiier sue laid Uowu on tlie bedi
Jaue on the coutrary said, -that when.'
she entered the rooiii, Mary said to her
the child is born, aud I intend: to kill it.
Hand me that knife, pointing to oue on
the mantle shelf, oi; the moulding under
the shelf. That she said to her, "Oh, no,
don't do that!" and Mary said j"l must do
it to save luy own lite if par-a comes
home and finds it here he will kill both
me and Scott." That when she; saw Mary
would kill the child she started out, and
Mary lose up and' got' the knife. That
shib was called bark a short time after
ward aud asked tolake thequilt out, which
was-qui to, bloody.-and to wash up soino
blood stains that was on the thW. That
she removed the quilt which wnsroll'd into
a bundle, but did not know whether the
chiid was in the buudle or uot. That she
had been thrown from his - buggy aud
killed. The accident occurred near Un
ion- church. 5 miles" east of "this olace.
Mr. Brown had been attending u church
meeting there, and h:ul L j ust skirted with
his daughter to go home. It seems that
he had previously )ipied 'the bit outof
the mouth of his horse, whicit was ft young
and rather v spliitiMl'' animal,- to give
him a chance tti eatj aud forgot to re
place the bit before starting. The horse
very soon ook advantage of .his freedom
aud ruu'away, ; dashing the buggy against
a" tree, aud ' its. occunaats tut the earth.
witlrgreat violence. iMr. Brovln was
mortally injured. A messenger was
despatched for medical aid immediately,
and Dr. II. T. Trantham and Dr. Johu
Whitehead were summoued. But thejt
liad gone only part of i he way when they
met a procession beariug the dead body;
of Mr. Brown. Jle died iu about 20 min
utes after the accident. The daughter of
tlie deceased had her collar boue broken
and was considerably bruised, and stop
ped ou reaching town, at the residence of
Mr. J. Allen Brown, where she received-
such ' surgical" aid as her case required,1
aud then went oo wjth the body of her
J'he deceased was uearly. 70 years ohl,
,but he was cut off iu the midst of his use
fulness, for he was a man who would be
doing something of value for the church,
the community, or his family. He has
beeu a consistent member of the Luther
an church for many vears, and not long
since testified his devotion to her cause
by erecting at his own expense, a very
handsome church buildiug near his late
Organ Church, Aug., 11th and 12th 1880.
W. Gales, C. N. Price, Archie M.
i Young aud H. T.-Sjuinkle.
LrritAGKAM. The Local Minister's Con
ference aad Camp-meeting will be held
1 at Rutherford CUege commencing, July
2lt The LKal Conference is now a del
egated body, consisting of .two' or more
delegates from each Presiding Elder's dis
trict Kev. J. W. Heptiustall is the Pres
ident, and Rev. L. Branson Secretary.
T lis is. .a boly of .energetic Christian
iror ters, peculiatvto Methmlisin.
. ; i ,' . - o-
Western N. C. R. 31, Major Wilson,
former President of this Road, is in town
to day, and from him we learn that the
1 State's interest has been, turned over to
Mr. Best, aud that gentleman as Pre6i-
dVntj has left the road in the charge of
JlajJ; Wilion, wlft will continue to run
: it Scheie tpfore. The Major has authori-
ty to continue in service all the present
employees ami there will, therefore, be no
1 change for the present at least,
j The interest of private stockholders .in
. the Road has not yet beeu transferred, but
! will W wiieu Mr. Best shall comply with
the terms if the purchase, which he ex
I pects to d at an early i day, aud also to
pay jtbe stipulated amount to coyer the
the edge of
Discovekt.- The . Rev C. H.
"I'.Bernheim laboring ijr Davidson county,
' t reports the accidental discovery recently,
l sf what is believed to be a very important
I : gold tuine in that county. It is about 4
miles froni Silver Hill 'and between it and
the Emniond's mine, and about 4 miles
Uirom pourad Hill, which is. now being
V i inccesgfully workel. Some of tlie ores,
.V.'ti?Mdi is of a light blue color, taken fronj
1 1 i the surface, resembles the slate ores of
i-u i . i i -
p wold Hill,' though different, haVe been
I sent to New York to be analysed. The
liiTein is about y feet in width, and tracea
? blefor oue-fourth of a mile, x'
4 1 Mr. Best, proprietor of the Western
I u jftrriued here Monday uight
. -.' "f nd passed up the road on au express
' l rsio early Tuesday morning. So far as
e have learned he made no annonuce-
foti of his plans aud purpose to any
008 in town. There are a few in livid-
placed the quilt under
porch. . !
Such is the testimony in substance of
these two witnesses, stripped; of unneces
sary details. It leaves uo room to doubt
that the women were the active agents in
this foul crime; and the only ground on
which au intelligent aud conscientious
jury ciihl acquit them wasi to reject the
testimony ot both, iu which event there
was no sufficient evidence agaiust either,
raud to assume that thev wereoulv the
agents of some oue or more persons- who
were compelling them under terible
threats to commit the bloody deed. The
father of Mary, stuug by the shame of his
daughter's blasted, character ; and Scott
Rankin, the father of the child, dreading
th consequences of his seduction of . a
white girl who stood fair in the commu
nity, were pointed out by public opinion
as tlife individuals wlio dictated the com he
pursued by .he women. And these men
were uuder indictment as accessories to
the crime, and were to answer at the pres
ent term. It was thought for a while that
they would have to atone for au outraged
law, aud it was confidently predicted on
the streets that they would go to the pen
itentiary at the least. 'But meanwhile
Judire Buxtou was searching the law and
authorities as to tlie encct ot tlie verdict
rendered in the case of Mary Poteet aud
Jane Rankin, aud when the case against
John Poteet and Scott Rankin as accesso
rieswas calleAl, to wit : on the same day,
announced that he was compelled to or
der a noI. pros, iu their case,, and the
whole party marched out of the Court
House iu the face of the suu, aud return
ed to 'their homes unscathed. His Honor's
decision was based ou the argument that
accessories could uot be jjuilty of a crime
of which the principals were declared iu
hocent, which we suppose isgood law, tho
it must be admitted that tho1 law is
straugely at fault wheu such crimes may
be committed aud the guilty oues escape
the penalties due them.
with us that were very anxious to
what kept Mr. Best so luug iu New
Decobatiox Dat. Saturday (last was
observed here by the Republicans (near
jy all uegroes) ; in decorating the grave
of the dead soldier buried iuthe Federal
cemetery. "Train loads came iu I from all
directions aud the negroes of the county
turned out in full (force. I lie streets
were crowded from 10 till 7 o'clock, wheu
they begau to disperse. Mr. Dockery
was .on baud at the Courthouse at I
o'clock, aud read au ; address which we
linva ft! irkklrtk f u A iif"lil I r rrs.
;7,wm m-accept if as a very gracious -ared ainj free of jM,lilical Iuatter -Tme
ct that he should pass through without ; ; A ,irttmMiM. lv!ti, t1LtA ii:11i
f piug ana leuing-u an aoouc u. uui
tt great body of our people mind their
own busiuess aud are perfectly willing
ttaiMr. Best should do thVsame.i ; 4
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:!,. ' t. Unclaimed Letters. r , ,
vaiciueui, oi uuciaimeu iciiern remain-
The Annual meeting? of the Ilmcan Sur
day ikhwl t'onventiun and of the llnrnn
County Bible Society, will le held at Orgnn
Ci&tch, ou Tuesday and Wednesday, the
10th and llth of August, I860.
OIIDER OK EXERCISES.
The Sunday School Convention will be
callccf to order ou Tuesday the 10. h, at 10
o'clock, A. M., and will be opened with re
ligious exercises and an tuldrtsi by the Pres
ident. J. L. Oraber, Esq.
The following uljects will le discussed.
I. linn the jiumbiy Iwhool Jjitine 9iciijix,
and tjao vJuit are t ley f
FiAKKtts: Rev. J. J. Renn. Rev. R. W
Boul, Rev. P. M- Trexler, J L. Gralier,
Esq., Jno. V Mauney, Esq., Win. Murdook
and W. C. Kluttz.
II. Who are Vie protter aubject of Suftcbut
School Instruction ? Dot it include adults
a veil a a children t 4
Speakers: i Cap t R. R Crawford, Rev.
Mr. CrcJoks, Rev. W. H. Cone, Rev. II M.
Brown, Jno. K. Graham, Eq , Prof. Louis
tot h roc R, Jlr. A. : . Kluttz. (t Oroan
Election f . ofScers for ensuing year.
I1L The Sunday School aa a Means of de-
telopinQ and fostering the Socitif'TL.ife'f the
Speakers: Rev. J. Runmle, Rev. J. A.
Linn, Uev. M. Ingle. Ltu S. Overman, Eq..
Mr. Moso Lmgle and R. M. Davis.
IV. The Sand-ty Schoo', as a mean xf
denloptug the liberality of the Church.
Speakers: Kcv. W. J. Smith, Dr. J. G
uuuis.iv. nev. w. u. uctmore, L. JJ., Id v.
W. S. Creasy, B. S. Roth rock aud Mr. John
V. How can the Sunday Sclwol be rendered
both interesting and efficient?
bPEAKERS: Rev: V. Stickiev, Rev. J. A.
Kamsav. Mr. U. W. woohvine, Rev. it. L
Brown. John A. Ramsav.
N. B. While all the Superintendents and
Teachers in the county, bv the Constitution
are nieinliers ot this Association, it is re
spectfully requested that each School will
take measures to secure the attendance of at
least two delegates to this Annua! Meeting.
Each Sundav School is also requested to
send up a written Report ofihe num Iters of
its teachers and scholars, and ot the amount
of money contributed to the support ofthe
School. - II. 31. Jones. Sec
Rowan Couxty 13ible Society.
The Annual Meeting of this Society will
lie held at Organ Church, on Wednesday,
the llth of August, 180, beginning at 11
o clock, A. M. Alter oponing Lxercises
there will be
L An address, by Hon. Wm. M. Roedins.
Subject. The Bible.
II. The transaction of the Regular Busi
nesa of the Society, including the election
of officers, the reception and preparation of
N. B. Each of the churches of Rowan
county is respectfully requested to take up
a collection for the Bible cause in the mouth
of July, and forward 1 the proceeds to the
Treasurer at the Annual Meeting
Several able Ministers, and other speakers
from neghloring counties, will be invited
to be present on this occasion. Let all who
love the Bible cause and Sabbath School
work be sure to come and help in the cause
of the Lord. R. R. Crawford, Sec.
House,' referred to, had been lately erect
ed, VCathey'i Meet' bg House" being a well
known place of worship' certainly as early
as the year .1755; for the Rev.lHngh Me-
Adeu then only a licentiate crossed tlie
Yadkin ou Thursday, Sept. 12; 1755 "and
passing or attoitt ten ini'es, tarried with a
Mr, James Anson j auune next, flay,
passing on three or -four miles, he tarried
with a Mrr Brandou," "On Sabbatbi the
J4tb. he rwle U the' Meeting House and
preached.? but he does uot tellt its I name
or location.' On hisTetnrn,5 however, fnm
the South! he "tarried i some dav with
John Audrew,ni and went with him to
Catheu 9 Meeting House, the last Sabbath
iu December," 1755. ' a-4.!
,j t oote seems to: think "Cathey's Meet
ing Housf' took the name of TJiyatira iu
1764 or 175, tint thM is evidently a mis
take, although the name, was, changed, I
suppose, some1 time tietweeu August 14th,
1;. . . i 1 . mmm . .... -
io. nno .Aiigusi ui. i , tlie date ot
the Rev. Samuel Ei McCorkle'a oWina-
tiou. -! -fi;-;;; i ' --vi'vJ
The Prsbyleriana we! zealoni mis
sionaries, aud earnest, aggiessife Chris
tians in those; early days. They weut
about pn-aVbiug to nil i sorts and condi
tions of men. lIugU MeAdeii is only one
out of maijy. His journal is exceedingly
interesting, though he often expresses
himself soincwhat quajutly. , To illustrate
what I menu, when hi was at Xeili Beard's,
iu Anson county, in; 175G, ho preached
ou Sabbath, 1st of February, to a 'mixed
multitude,' some ' Presbyterians, some
Church jteople; some Baptist aiidhdoh't
kiniw but some Quakers.. J. S. II. s
The following application for Census
Enumerator ha ring readied our office in
stead of the Supervisor's, we publish it so
that the world may know the merits of the
Wiile Awake Township J " 1
' I ' ! April 1st, 1380.; !
J. II. Cardwell, Esq ,
; Supervisor, &c. ' ' ' !
Dear Sir.-I tn?g to be appointed ' Enu
merator fof the. above- Township believing
th it I have all the necessary qualincations
and some to spave. --i t
I wus Uopi according to the '"traditions
of tlie fattjers" and mothers too, (and in
cases of this kind the latter are the most re
liable) in (he County of Bunkum and State
of North (jarolina. In early life I enjoyed
educational advantages ot a very h igh .order.
n the in st n! ure, the school house stood on
a very hih hill. In the next place we at
n very high bencliesi'so that our feet might
lanj; down anl grow.; Next we spelled and
read in a icry hi-h key, aud lastly, we had
i hi-,11 man tor teacher. So taking all togeth
er we had a "hii-h o!d time." j
I have p.vcr been to the legislature, tho',
I have no doubt 1 will be there s-ouie day.
My belief !is foundei in an abiding faith
iu the axiin that, "where there is a will
lire i-i a w;av.,v Mo I have had the will
Lfor twenty years pat,ibiit the way dont de
velop worth U eent.
As ti my; talents, allow me to ay, that a
mun livt-tij some tnousaiuts ot vevrs nun.
whoe iiau.e was Soiumou ; and while I ad-
am that he piay have known how to find
i he true mother oi a child better than I do.
vet I t.iaiiu to know several things that he
1 (ion t care anything about he census,
but 1 waut an qifice, and as that is afaiiing
very rarely met with i hope I will be; grati
tied. Yours trulv.
1 Hope Hopefui-
P. S. Iff can't Ik- Enumerator, I would
I)C satificdi with the appointment of Consul
r Charge dca'.jairs to some loreign jfovern-
mcnt. 11. II.
i-- TaylorsvUIe Letter '
! After a long vpell.of drylweather, in the
last day or two we have had ' rel'reshiag
showers, whieh sceni to cive' new lifc td
every thing growing. v .
The general opinion as regards the. wheat
crop just now is that In this coontry, it win
be shot, owingo rast, and injury from fly, ;
perhaps not much over a half crop iaa Com
pared 4 with last-year, but a mucli larger
acreage is sown tlus than last year. , : t ,
r Fruit wiil not be plenty here this year,
the late frost killed peaches except in par
ticular (highhcalitiea-;Many apple, orcb-
arda ft if! nnt l.1rvnVv niimtlfi.t .1,;,
- rwlM UikUUlUI IUI3 BUllII2f.
Of cherries and small fruits, there Va pret-5
ty fair crop. ' Increased .attention U gi vett
every year to the planting and raising of
fruit trees of the' best selections, and no re-'
yipn north or south' produees better ;fraii !
than this Brushy, Mouataia re-iion of North
Carolina? C41 . "H- V,A," ?,v::
A larger-erop of cotton and tobacco i
being put in than iu any previous year, and
a mucb Marker' : investment in"- Coininercial
Fertiliters.,! Whether it villi pay or cot re
mains to be demonstrated when gatheriag
time comer in.' t - ' - '
Dra. Campbell and Anderson, from States
ville jierformcd a successful operation oh Mrs
Alfred Carsc-h hlsweek removing a cancer
or tumor of considerable size from her breastl
She is reported as doing well, so far, s, - Is
A meeting of soine interest is in progress
in the Presbyterian ChUreh in this place;
Ueys. Mr. Wood and Winn were here to-?
day by'appoihtiii'ent'of Concord Presbytery,
to install Rev. T. G, Thurston pastor of the
Presbyterian Church in this place.' Rev. Yj
A. ,Wood preached the sermon and presided,
prosposing the usual questions to the Pastor
elect anil, to the congregation, and deliver
ed the charge to, the Pastor. Rev. P. P.
Winn, followed with a charireto the people
a Baptismal service; and sermon by Rev.
Mr. Winn closed the services of the day.
Communion season ; to-morrow1,4 '.Sabbath-
Mr.. Wood remains qver. Mr. Wiun ? goes to
his appointment at Clio, to-morrow. The
out look for the' future of our Church here
is quite encouraging. If; .any thing itran-
sprires during our Court which liegins the
3 1st, 'will report it if of any special or gen
eral interest 4 A. C.Mc.
York after he -was due and expected here,
musle, a great deal of noisy mirth, hand
shaking and rejoicing;'' ami the ceremo
nies closed at a late hour of night iu a
party at Merouey7 Hall.
For tie Watchman. ..,... 1
Cathcys Meetius"-IItJuse, or Old.
v "! Tliyatira.
Editor of the irofcAmnu.
Iii receutly liMiking through the aitfe
RecolutioHury recortls of the Interior
Courts of Rowau count v, I came across
t the following entry, ot the date of August
"North Carolina, ) August Term,
Rowan County. $ 1770.
The Presbyterian Congregation of Cath
ey'a Settlement, by their elders aud others,
have signified aud in ojeu ' Court certified
to the Justice thereof, that they have built
a uieetiug-hoiise iu the settlement afore
said, called and known by the name of
the Presbyterian Frame Meeting House,
Mat 31.-t, 18S0.
Editor it atch man. tJ.l earth lias cnn-
pleted another annua! revolution. May, the
month ot tlowers, picnics, weddings and
school exhibitions. etc has come and al
iiKtet iionc, leaving a catalogue replete with
events that jwiil be retired to in after years
as one of the most successful school years
since the' late unpleasantness." Of the many
exhibitions! occurring during the month,
none have been more interesting,', entertain
ing and succesful than that at Yadkin Min
eral Spring Institute, ; which came off Fri
day, May 28th. Long before the hour set
apart for opening the excrcis-es, every nook
and corner jf the spacious grounds, was lit
erally blockaded with buggies, carriages,
two horse wagons, etc, loadedawith human
freight and ample supply of "grub." Ample
arrangements had been made to accomodate
the usual concourse, with brush harlxr seats
etc. At th ringing ot the lell the immense
throng assembled at the haibor, but it was
soon found; that many were i loomed to
stand in thj broiling sun or retir;Tto more
com fortablu quarters. However, unibrellaB,
iiarasols etel, were brought into requisition
and all were soon quici. Printed -Opies of
the programme were nistributt'Q by themar
shalsaudthe exeicis.s opet e lby singing
"We'll Praise Him Forever," by the stu
dents, prayer by tue Rev. Mr. Pepper, over
ture by thej Concord 'Cornet Band. The
siudeuts were divided j into eleveu'elssses,
each class ! numbering from three to five
students. The exercises consisted of Ora
tions. Recitations and Essays. As L?,h
class retireil the band played an appropri
ate piece of; music, ' seven classes appeared
on the rostrum and acted well their parts.
The bell rantr and a recess of an hour was
given; for dmner, which! was bountiful!? sup
plied 'by the citizens iaud patrons' lot the
school. Alter dinner ail that would, 'cooled
down themselves and friends with ieecold
lemonade, f At a given signal all repaired
to the harbor and the exercises were resum
ed. The four remaining classes then per
formed their parts. The literary address
was read by Elias Hurley, Esq., of Mont
gomery eoupty. It was short, well written
and read in his Usual hauuv style. Then
Flagfgtown Letter .
May 30, 1830.
Editor Watclitnan: s 1
Tom Marks has gone ! and it is actually
singular how many pleasurable rfecollec
tions of this dear fellow come over me a
I thiuk of him only in some brighter and
fairer clime, arrayed iu the habiliments
of u righteous youth. : N'ow, I . hope that
none of your. readers will think' I mean he
has ''passed over the river" to "rest un
der the shade," or gone to that bourne
from whence no traveler returns, or shuf
fle off thin mortal coil, as Shakespeare has
it but Join Marks has gone has lett us,
perchance lorever. ,Tow was a right roy
al, good Icilow, generous, kiiid-ueai ted,
and true: but with 'all this Tom had his
failings, his queer ways, his boyish prat
tle, aud a remarkable lack of downright
sincerity and commendable stability.
"And this feather-weighted gent he
Tnough not over one and tweuty,
Had of knowledge quite a plenty,
So to speak ;
And he'd rather be a prancing . '
And kicking at a dancing,
Thai! 1 is stock of wit e.manciiig
It wasu t a very great mauy years ag
that Tom, having; attained unto man s e
rate, took unto himself a beautiful y ng
girl just in her tee lis, and some have salt
deserving of a richer orize. However thip.
niHV le the contract that dear Tomuin
aud sweet Barbara swore up alul down
horizontally aud most every other way to
carry out "so help uie Uol, was lrokcu
It aeein that it was impossible fur the
hiving pair to live happily together, au
separation tillowed. II ov many luignt
hopes were blasted ! How many lautiiul
castles in the air tumble dowir and'werel
completely demolished! and all because
Tommy, poor fellow. Would have his own
way, and would , rarely listen to ; those
words of ad vice Hiid counsel proffered by
sweet Barbara in accents sw et and dear.
'You'll miss it, my boy, now mind what
I say ; ;,
Don't 8,i uii all your money and time in
4 hat way.
There's no one but, idlers that lounge
Aud I beg of you, Tommy, don't go."
to, end hruriy did, maiotaia theterr'bly
ure jual contest ahme, burned the" b lle,
aid drove the federals baclcj lobsirig7 men,
among Whom' was Lt. Means of -;Chk'rlot e.
rt Col. Leventhorue. ; fGnmlif a fn inin
the English army, had the hiahest Jaith in
the Ktradimss of regular soldi r under f re.
and up to that time, almost none in civilian.
pro ii,soldieis as he called the Southern
mop; ouiim ine uurnea mar:n i UoMa
boro, after thefiaht. he called a hair, an J
addressed the regiment thus: ' " " : i s.
Mllth, attentionma this.-votir first en
gagement, you have covered yourselves with
giory. i am proud ot you ; regulars could
not have done betten'-1;-: i; tu '
fThat the above surcinctf statement is Tit
erally correct can be easily t ascertain.
There were three companies from Meckten-
ourg coaaty jn the 11 th Ii. q rregimeftt,
uiauy uiemoers pi wnicu are nowt m Char
lotte; for instanceCaptaiAs Hand anti fViiV
aader, j Dr. 1 McCoai be ; ! Orderly Largent
It It'll c . . . .
icnrj-uHi, ccc-ijoi. lirown, proprie
or 'of the Boy deh House, SaTteburv.' was
captain of .Company DM from Burke coonty i
Capt. Freeland of "Purham, commanded a
company from Orange4 cbuhtv ; Prof. Mar-
vi isaviusou vouege, wajine Lieutenant
ColonaL., e. .'.,. .,...1- .'.t . ftfii
"The. action of Gen. Evaha was lenient, in
suppressing the facts' ia'bis reprr to ti e
war iiepartment, but his j reproof; of ihe
field ofiBcers i of the 31st rorlmcnt wa ntnat
galling; cThe Lt. Colonel of tbe SlsVresign-
ta soon alter tins disgraceiui hasco.t I,, will
imi. us; ruoc, iw rainer inina inai me
then Lt Colonel of the'Slst resimentUhd
Judge Towle are one aad ihesaiue. , And if
so while such juilitary ioeffeciency does
not detract fTra-a' maVsnsefaHricss an pri
vate life I do 'think it should deter him
from .seeking to, be chief ruler of a great
Commonwealth- among whose duties is
hat of Commander of the StAte military."
Suddenly of heart disease at his resi
denc neii r M.idism Genrda; Mn v J8t h,
Dr. Il, A. Pvfti,, fopneily of Moi-tsville-Davie
county N. C . " .
,,tt n,,fia-v' M;,.T "f rarnlysi,
ReleeraT.- Barlr. 1 x'uf age!
widow, oft be. Ute J, r. BarbVr, id4langh
fer of the late Art hTr Neelv of "Davie co.
M rs." Barber was it biost es t i ma u ta o.n u
in all the relations of life, of Amu Vut ,
and universally Wloved. ,
T Afl 1 T rt
P R IG E'CURR E NT.
i t Corrected byijMi Kxox & Co. -?
' :, " ... Jnn. :i ifll
Cottos dull good Middliutk, ' -r jft;
Middlings iiijiupd u-j ,.V?tjl
s stains ' aj . a
Bacox, county, hog'round ?tJ,,x Bbi
OlpTEa--v; iilfr.iO-i -i&:Uiu?Ai flit - iu
CatcxKss -perdoi:'- ' 3 '?tt.1ltJ on
CoRH'JfewI .li-yix ftQih 'Aht&ohtin :
MKAL-moderate demand at r, CO
Wra-EAtf 'gooJ demand at J f.25U0
f s, , extra j .... - 3.PD
iu Newspaper Laws. 1
Bead them carefully, and a Void "anV mis
understanding': VSi ' -i ' ; , ;i '
11 Sulscrilers who do not give "'express
notice: to the contrary,, are considered "wish
ing to continue their subscription., r ''
2. , If subscribers order the discontinuance
of their periodicals tbo publishers may con
. n . n n .1 . 1. . : ! 1 1 .
niiuc iu pcim iticui uiuii un arrears are nuiu.
a. 11 euoscnoers neglect or retuse to take
their periodicals from the" office to which
they are directed, they are held responsible
until they have settled their bills and order
them discontinued.. .- ,!
. 41 suDscnuers move to other places
without informing publishers and the papers
sent to former direction, they are held re
sponsible. . '
, 5. The courts have decided that refusing
to take a newspaper from the office or re
moving aud leaving them" uncalled for, is
prima facie evidence of intentional fraud.
1,6. Any person receiving a newspaper and
making use of it whether he ordered it or
not, is held to be a subscriber.
7. If subscribers pay in advance tliey are
ef -ifca;fine lot of jXtl.Ciffora.t
1 Jr ami French CainUe:
. 1 . t . ... ! .
super. ! 2 7ft
PoTATOtt; iElSIt i. "i. ill TW eS
Osicss--,jio demaad j . j
13 'ivVil ii.ii 50
Hay J : u -j
Oats ,. .
Tallow '' '
Backbebeies u. , :
pples, dried . ,
: . - - '
TYI5ST0T TOBACCO MAB1ET.
u uK WissTON N. O,une3, 18-0.
r ' -' "iii-
Lnp, common dark '$-"'-ff1f5j0
Lugs, common brifcht,.. .i...u...6.o0l 0.O
L,ugs, Koou bright,...'. .....7.00 far
I.ngs, fancy bright, A;4l2UXr r8.00
Leaf, rmrantark.,........,..'0 0Ct6 00
Leaf, good dark.- .....i 7.0y (f 8.0U
Leaf, common hrlght,h......h e.t)0 1 7.W)
Leaf, good.brigati:,;.;.;j..,. rO.OO iX0
AVranpera, common brSaht. .... 12 ftO. (n 15.00
XVrspr, Kod hrthM.'..t.r.JtVOtf (A SO.bO
w rapper on bright.... .5.W (4.0 00
Wrapper, faiery bright,... .'....oOOO Qs 75.0)
! St. Luuis Market rQitatUaa
Prices given are for goodx abovrl cats 'or boat
reau wr auipiueat to OesuSitwa.4 1 1 - ni t
wes petitj ..ir.v.'.r. . t .Per t. ir" ts
bound to give notice to the publishers at
the end. ....- ..
We Lave frequently been applied'' to for
our notions about the riglitof coinities
to instruct their , delegates. Under onr
Judge Fowie vs. Gov. Jarvis.
r. l iVOl
The article written for the "Fanner and
Mechanic'' and reproduced in the Salisbury
Democrat of May 21st, muM:-' impress him
who cares only tor the general well being of
the whole people, as indiscreet, unjust andJ
- .! ( 111.. i
more inaiviauaiiy pariini nnu less puoui;
spirited, than pure devotion to the geueral,
impersonal welfare of the State warrants.
Tbe "writer subjects our "'Well proved model
Governor to direct and -oblique ; detraction
on the one hand, while on the other his ex
travagant eulogy of Judge Fo w le makes that
aspirant a wizard, in eloquence a veritable
demi-god. lt is almost inconceivable, that
he, w ho indulged in such exaggerated hero
worship, especially when this-buncombe
address strongly suggests the possibility
that Judge Fowte will only use ins "electri
fying 1 eloquence" -which f con verts i the
ploughman aud the artixan into patriot
heroes," to promote his own elevation; just
as the traditional donkey is induced to draw
his load bv nosing fter a bundle pi fodder.
tine theclising scene i-the long metre dox- Is, then, his "electrifying eloquence"" to boj
H I ,B the Post Office at Salisbu ry, X. C.
' May 31, 1880: -- :
u I Addie Brown. Mrs. Manraret Crowell.
There was considerable public interest
felt iu the trial ol the cause of the fctate
and Jere Plessr. Gv M Setzer dn an iu-
dictuient for lierjiiry, whicti terminated t
; on Fritb lat.IsJrhe iei jury whs alleged
to have been coin in it tea 111 the trial -t a
;il :J T;.i'L i o V iCUUkeiu ine. ran aenuiu mo: iiiiriiin
M; T-!vmrr vuat. cu,wHHi, "'l-t ! Court. iniwhb-U oue Carter. Selzer and
j 4 " wardtner, Jonn A. Hall, C.J. Page, ; -pless were coi
'nnte Boss. col;. Mrs. Harriet Savaire. batteiy.
T G.:Vethbury. y- - , r.-.,-; i . - '?;':
Wm. Bost. Franklin Cone. "Adam
HeHijt. Misa VW. Rillian. ; Mra 'ilailah
concerned iu au assault and
Jere Pleas was the principal
'li therefore order?! by the Court,
. that the said 'Presbytermti Meeting
House be deemed and held a Public Li
censed Meeting house; aud that all those
who shall hereafter meet thereiu Khali be
in titled to all the iuihiuuities and privil
idget, ' granted .by ' the , several ats f
PuriiametiViu such case made and Pro
vided aud also that the alMve cei tificale
His Honor ruled that the ease wasn't made
.tut uttil di&itiiAMfl if Ttit ilffiKtitii f.-ll
euy Mrs. . C. McCorter, Mi a Jane ; heavily upou Plesa, for it appeared on
Ir.A. f a.. - i " .i .- j . . - . . t . - . r - .1 . . I . I .
WW VW m " - -1 " " k . . . I
witnes against Setter aa also the prose- luti,"l 0,Uer '- v .
a rf-r all i. t,ti...i. v trk- tuiro!. f 1 he aame entry may also be found re
corded iu the Register' Bmk No. 7 p. 232,
with tho followiug addition : This is 10
certify lhattheab.iveeeilitication wasdaly
Coy Mrs; Viney NasU coL, Messrs. his exuiniuation as witue, that the proa
8ffiitu&Hendrix ' ' j edition was of a malicious character, and
When called for say Advertised, and in tin wi
fire dale of lut; D L B jungle, p. M. erableau
recoided iu the Clerk's Office of
ologv bv the band an 1 students the bene
diction by the Hev. Mr Carpenter.
AH,- teacher, st odenrs and patrons of the
school, acquitted themselves well. We do
not like to discriminate, but cannot forliear
naming the'following students who exhibi
ted marks !of superior! excellence in their
orations, recitations and essays, to wit: J.
T. Bupell, T. J- Cotton, Willie McAllister,
Willie McAhless, H. W. McAllister, A. A.
Bulla, T. VI Kirk, J- B. Spcnce, but more
especially Willie T. Huckabeo ;and the
Misses E. Fj ami A. E. Calloway. In aliort
the exhibition excelled any we have attend
ed since lb$0. A party was given at night
bv the students, which was largely attended
and annreciated bv all. i Number of students
. 1 i r , .1- HUU ( HCVIBiru lJ
ior tne puoi c oisu,p or u.ki coru.ng q d Hn h-e ,1,, yenr 90, Fall
t the. discipline of the Church of Scotland, . . 1 . 2d- a!ltl endi DcC, 24tb,
1860. ; Spring term begins Jan. 3rd, and
ends Mav 26th, 18SI. L rh
This institution is bwated in Stanly coun
fy'nearthe Narrows, and takes its name from
two Mineral Springs near by aud the Vad:
kin river.) tn point of mira!ity tlie neigh
lairhood is hot excelled by any., As ! t its
heaithfulnefs,-a doctor irould ' jierish if de-,
pendent upon his profession tor support.
Board cheap as the cheapest. This school
will enter it fifth year with its next! term
audi witbirbt Hamilton at the helm Jit
must aud will sacfieid.1 Lesox.
"-i.t--i i . . " - :
The "EpiscorAi Ci)jrvESTrpx4 Thi
last. Ita! next
ti be selected by
icoiuity accomingto law, aad oraereu to UoJv .iti.urhed on Friday
i lm rein&tered. 1 K -y.'l...i..- ..;il kA l.-
ICS IrccSulllll UaillalTc lie bUbLAIUcU 1 -i " -1 ' '- l MIIU . IU WKUl-i'
a v. the cost of the uit. a eoiid-1 ,' lft JOCTX rBOQOCK, C ' of MV 1881. at a place
m, was also thrown upou him. - . ' . I co:ielude that the ''Franio Meeting the Bluhopjaud a sti
used to serve bis own personal airibitionouly,
and not, otherwise, for the advancement of
the deniocratic party ? I hope his over en
thusiastic eulogist is impliedly unjust to
wards him. ' '-; "..-. n 1 - - i' '' "
He moreover, very injudiciously, sneers at
the fine soldierly record of Gov. Jarvis, and,
pereot.tr.i, exalts Judge Fowie because he
tins none, in these words: "His (Judge
Fowh'Vr talent are essentially civic, and ifi
a general is to le chosen this year, we with-1
draw our claims."
The 31st was the only N. C. Regiment
that bad a reputation tor unreliability in
action during the first two years of the war.
Neglect of proper discipline and drill by its
field officer wa the impatcd cause. Dur
ing the raid In force of over 20.000 federal
troops, from Newbern up the country to
take in HJoldsboro," December, 1862 the
llth N. CL, Vol. Lcveathrpe's regiment (to
which I was then attached) was called on
and hurriedly run by R lt fronv Blackwa-
ter to Kinstou., On iu: arrival Geo. vus
detailed the llth and 31t, to guard, de
fend, mnd if necessary; bhrn' the bridge at
White Hall, to intercept a-wl . rhe:Jtmat
supposed flanking, party. Instead of mere
flanking party the Whde federal force aud
our two itegimeutsaupponed by aLatrtry
of only two 4 pounder guqs arrived sinjub
faneously on opposite sidesof the nver" A
flerrelv hot enrrasremeot at once ensnwl. At
tho first tire Col. Joardaa of the 3Iti a as.
plan of organization, , a we understand
it, each county is entitled to cast a cer
tain number of - votes iu tlie State eon-,
vention. For the- purpose of casting that
vote the county sends delegates. A long
as those, delegates n;jree bow tha vote of
the couuty shall bo cast, po question can
arise for the consideration, of the Stj.t
convention. : .
Up to the preseiit time, according to
our information, no point haV ever been
made in tlie convention rcqnirjng a de
cision whether a majority" of the dele-gait I
from a county shall cast the vote. -or otl -erwise.
4n other words, the unit rjile
has never .been affirmed or, disallowed.
Tlie right of the counties to 'instruct,
while it may not liave always 1 been
politic, is!a .favorite right with tho peo
ple. It would be hard indeed to say to a
county thatshe should not instruct for her
favorite son. Yet no con,-, eation hasprolw-
ably ever Wen Iieldjiu whic!i the coau tier
have instructed but that sometime or.uth
er the instructed delegates have diso'iey
ed their instructions. The county in1
struct for A; after several ballots the
impossibility of securing A's nomination
becomes apparent, and the selection of
B," who Is -Very distasteful to 'tliat county,
becomes iuimineiif. To avert that bo'ini-
tion. the instructed delecutcs use their
discretion, disobey their instructions and
vote for C- That .Itappeus constantly.
The delegates, as far as the State con
vention is concerned, can disregard their
instructions at the' outset or at any
sulseqnent period of the ' proceeding.
Thev wilL however, have to answer for
their conduct morally , and perhaps politi
callv, to their immediate, constituents.
Instructions,' then, are not legally bind
ing.; They are morally 'and politically
binding, and are not to be' disobeyed un
til aueh exigencies arise as will ''justify' a
departure from the course preacribed by
the county conyeutiou
As to the right of the county to inatrm t
her delegates there can be no question, j t u
althbrigh the State convention ''never has $
enforced it, and probably never will. It'
ia uot enforceable. . As to tlie expediency
of exercising the right, that must al ways
bo determined by the counties themselves.
Generally, in our individual opinion, it is
not desirable, ' .
The delegates onght.Mn most easesV to
come, unfettered aud free 'to represeiir
their people ncetrdiug to tlujir; judgment
and to vote a .rircuuitauce sliall seem
to rrncrtexpedieiit and P'P : tuidead
of a resofntion of instruetioii, we would
always prvferTb see' a resolutiio of i-e-roinmendation.-
But that is oe.iher here
aor therei tlw icople will iatrucr, and
they have the riht to, nu.I. the delejatea
will geiinerally, at dome aLige r other of
Urjr Salt Sbulders...
" ciar Klb Sides.
" " Clear Sides
Bacon Sbouwere.... ..-
Clear HUJ Sides..
" Clear Sides..... i.
Hams Plain., r..
- - Caurtised.
M ess Bet. ......... .fwtbUil4 J
tflour Extra Faacy... " 6 7
- Choice...., ........i.. .: fu 40
M PamUy ft IS
" Fine... .....h, ........ t;i, ;Aj to
Corn Meal , s - is
OtUs . ...... . . ..... .. " , i. ii ii
Corn-tWhltc In Bulk PcrtV
Sacks . ....... ito'-ihl
' Vlxedln Bulk.. - VlX
,4 . .. "Sacks... ..w - J T 44
Oats-Mlxcd In Bulk . ... .... M - M
.wrtMi "iSacks... ... 7 ,t-
Prices on U01 sea. Mules. Wagons Machinery Farm
Implements, Field and orass Seeds etc. glren on
, i.Loufs, Mo.
HOBTH CAROLINA RAILROAD.
rrnfrk a kr rv v n a r n
ssoam 1 4 14p.m.
t 31 tor
s 10 - :73t "
t r- I NO. 4V ! No". 45, r NO.
' Date. Maris, 1880. r - - - ' f DUilr
DaUy. I Dally. L, Hand
, SollaOury ;
" Hlg-ti Point
Leave Greensboro '
Arrive at HUlaUoro
" Durham '
Arrive at Oolftsboro
do , rio 00 f "
'9 so p.m.
.-111 41 SJCO.
t ; 1 1
No 4: -Connects at S-ilishtiir with. W. N. R.-R. itr
all potuti la Western Xorta -crUav 4ally -except
Saudays. At Uceenoboro with tUa K. A I). JtaUroii
lor ait points Korea, kcmsi. ana estv. 1 ai wmasoo
vv. . v. ttuiroid iir v iiuiluu'Uu. .
No-4 Coiiaocta at,areitraJ-rJD Ian Jl. c R.
KallxoaJ tor aU points Noitu, jm aud, v si.
TRAINS GOIKti WC3T. " -
U 4 . 4 I 0,48, !3S0J5,DlUly
Date, May is, 1930. Ially. Dalryf x.Hunday
Leave ruensboro il0 19 a.m.vc 8l.ia.t3(t.T...
IMv. iii lulut K '14 M 11 m 111 1. I - -
Leave 44 1 I4i i... .taa a.
Arrive at Durham . 4 52 t- i? -4
Hlllsbom I 5 SO - 1 4. .In t
a. y . l m ....
Leava ; w'-s.-ii .-.i
Arrive Htgb Point S 65
f 45 p. m.
Vlo. 49 Connects at Oreensfoord wit Salem Brnch.
At AtT-Uas JuacUon wtta A; c C. A. L. ltaiiroad Vi
a.l poi-its South and 8nithwst. At Charlotte with
tbe C C. A. tUUroud for all potltls 8c.itS 4 SoutU
east At SaU sbury wlth AV. N C. Itallrond; dally,
except Sunday, lor all points in .Westora norm
Cirouna. "" " ' "'' ---.. .
ai Connocts at Alr-I trie Junction with A. A
c. a. U. Baiirood tar all poiaur suUi ant twutb..
; TIME TAUIE
VHSTZHJI N. C. SASLnCAD
Takes effect FrUay May It, 1 Aril.
GOING WEST. .U. -
s n .n........8aitsbury
Tbtrrt Crf ek.
..... , ElinocJ....
..'..l.:;0Xd Vvr..i:i...:..i.St '
Wa Mount un....
.Cooper's -.. .......
. R iran' woa . . . . ,4 .v. . .
. U ead of f ioad . - 4
carrralas run dally, Mondays excepted. .
J. wVWILRON, Prest.
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r 1 K
. 8 CO
Oar Quick Care.-'A thousands cau
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, , , . j ; -..i.i ' retire, otuies nas oet u etiua 10 u ur
Ki.i.r Anman the Lt. Col. Without fine core 01 ri , . ..........
aiiar b -
the proceedings, disregard the. instrue
tious.l?aii Seic$Y V; l'
equal tn it fr
firins ishot the whole rcinment left in aim thrir trowt irn a inwciuiwi ai
hurrf. Thf Jallaut ilth coufK-qu-ntly had lS;lf , BARKEK i Drug torv.
lis thr u; aaie orlhisee!hrale4
O.k SAfe ntu aie fcdujf 06 ltk hot