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Cf j,HU8 returns iu Salisbury Township
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Mr.-Frank Shober returns this week to
SeW York.
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Ir ML. Holmes has gone to Beau-
foft to spend, several weeks.
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- tii Fall term of Unity High School be-
riBi 31 uf Auif. See ad vet tinmen t.
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jlr. V. S. Blnckwier has returned from
Virginiai where he has beeu spending sev
eral months. ' -y'- .
Jbe weather remains delightfully warm
j yet, no fires or blankets are called
for tficse mornings.
The. Thermometer only stood at J)9
fdnesday at 3 o'clock, in our office.
0ar4)eTilnsuggests that there is noth
jcgjile getting iwd to a thing.
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Puijn's Iouutaiii Gold Mine, the irop-
f ill.. '' i' :i .1:.. . i i. v
rtV Ot JH'. lvioeuu, nas ouiigm ial
Saturday ny
Luther 12. Marsh, & Co.
& June are working the
property. :
Y if ;i o
jjisoxie. There will be a called mect-
iuc ofFulton t-odge No 99 i. F. & A. M.
t(?-nii)h,ow, Friday, night. Full attend
ance desired.
k j. Cheely, of west Rowau, from near
joortVlle goes to -take charge of the
JoueBfille High School, and will com -men!
the. Fall Session on the 9th day of
j H j- ' 0
We learn that the Hancock, English
and J&rviali Flag iole will Iks setup S it -unlavl
a large fanner w ill be unfurled to
the breeze, at an a tit tide of something
near one' hundred and thirteen feet.
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A protracted meet ing of interest has
lieVt! going on for Rome time at Harris
Ctil, in this county. If is to be hoped
that jjreat gooi inay result from the ef
fort of Rev. Mr. Creecy and hid assis
tants.! ' .'"''. 't
Sunstroke in the south is very rare, but
those ho would guard against phvsiYal
exhaustion these, hot-dsjs, should avoid
heavy hats, heavy clothing, heavy dinners,
hcT draughts of wattr, anger, and sud
den over-exertion.
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TheDailt Ijoxdon Times. Mr. Then.
I5uerjaum showed us a cony of this pa
pe.. jit is a curiosity, haviug. 20 pages,
largfi'atnl closely printed, and weighsJH
ouirces., 'A m-ii, to real it all in a day,
roalif liave little time for eating,-or fven
nmjipiugthe peisiratioii from his dewy
ctiflujeuauee.
.Kiileigh Observer: Com minions have
been issued to the otlicers of thu Salisbu
ry Rifles a"s foMiws r Caprain, Theo. Par
ker; 1st Lienteii-.it. Wallace F, Gray ;
2(1. Liateient, J:u.u s W. Itunjphr. Thj
Ciimjiany ;troniis4'K to be one of the best
iathe Guard.
;Mr J. Bell ekliibited at ouryoffice,
Saturday, sptcimens of a multitudinous
ewa. . la one cane tive eiirs. sprung from
eoe cow nam base. In another, eleven
farlikf the first all joined at the big
ud, at each one independent from that
poiiitout. fhey all grew iu one shuck.
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;Tle county com uiisgioneis, at their re"
centf meeting, refused to order another
"l,iir USIIUO III KU08CI IIUIOU lO
Virginia Midland R ailroad, on the Town--lipo
Mt. Ulla and Scotch Irish. It
wiH K)reinembered that an election has
already been held for this purpose, and
tne pminnssionerf, after consultation
itb legal advisors, refused to grant a
election, taking thegronud that they
wi 6o right U so do under the
circum-
tancea.
rrttREE Ride Busted The North
CroJi" inroad company has quit cat
Wit everybody to the annual meet tug
othe company. Scores of fellows who
tookaawgc last Thursday for Greeusbo
Wpecting a free ride were dmnpvd oflf
.the trauirtioog the road and some of them
jd long walks id returning to the start
,ug liut. Pablid notice of the new5 pruc
the sulyect would have saved men
M women much' discomfort.
lyjf,
.LWWeiiy, tlii morning at 3
M ck, Mable Juxe, infant daughter of
r-; L. llertratit Cady, aged about 9
J1011"'- The little one had been unwell
wveral dayg, but was not considered
danger by the attending physician,
Wmt 12 ,(io, last night.
Irrf "parents have the sympa
"nrf s,cqitance8 here. They
Ci ;leithisPVeu'nS witU t,,e or
Mer home iuNew York.
Jo.i ?!Urn thak to Messrs. Tavlor 6?
C Sn,"to5rapfc At ristsof Asheville. X.
iwo Lr'T U,e Plei8 assembled in
'flenif i 1Iol, taken by these gen
pla B JariuS the late meeting at that
i... ,'c'uen naroa numoer oi
od Vir,t8,e,,er f Western Carolina
Eastern Georgia. ?
!ig!its of Honor have purchased
jyj0Se aotomatic, self-playing or
tWt, ' the Sood brotKers wished to
cUie other night wiUi the gram! swell
j of "Old HiiDdred! tjie tiling
hti in rendering" "Fisher's Horn
Pl-.Stf-'-'--.- ! ; . '- -l '
I. to see on our streets Mr.
, h ii . t Vernon, j. exas. no is
i "Ml
Natives; look, flne'and don't
"mWe aTcxaa:; Hei expects to
Tferal weeks here.-, H
: pr. Jolin, Whitehead," our? most nono-
lar yonng man and thorough; y accon:
bed iphysician, we regret tot say had
a stroke of paralysis, last Klonilay. The
leftUidftof his face being affected. It
ws probably caused by cold, contracted
and made more severe by professional
duf ies, which took hin ont'i at I hours
seasonable and un Reason able. Hisnunier
oni friends think that it will JoSri D!uu
aay. v He Is now out on dutv. and after
a few days will feel no inconvenience
from this cause.
The promenade bauquet, given by. the
ladies of the place, to the Rifles on Wed
nesday night was a most decided success.
Tldi Hall was, nicely arranged seats, re
freihtuent stands and promenade. The
as4mblage though not as large as ex
pected was composed of the best peo
ple in the city, and the 'geueial apiear
auc was more like a social parlor party
than a public affair. -
The mogi prominent feature of the
evening, was the balloting for the most
beautiful young lady. By common con
Heuf, Misses Llla Marsh and Ella Graham
became the candidates the voting was
exciting the friend of each ! preying
claims. The result was, Miss Marsh 152,
Miss Graham 100. There were a number
of votes cast for other beauties, but as the
lesiflers were so much ahead (only about
3ixi votes cast) we deem it best to
withhold the other names.
'the music by the Salisbury Band was
appreciated. Mr. E. B. Neave, favored
thej audience with several cornet solos,
Miises Rumple, KlifTnieuler aud Mis.
W.j H. Neave, also rendered some tine
Piam Solos. Messrs. Baker, Yopng, and
Woods did some duetts with piano acc.
Mr. M. Walker, of Statesville ireceived
thej ring aud cake, which w as raffled.
The net proceeds amounted tb some
thing over 85 dollars. The evening was
a delightful one enjoyed by alias public
entertainments rarely are We wish the
Rilles much success. They haveproba
blyjthe liandsimest uniform in tho state
Iark blue, trimned in gold auld buff.
Thv eniertaiiimejit was given,. to raie
money To buy caps. J hey paid 1 for the
uniform themselves.
, ! Cluster Meeting-.
The Rowan ami Davie Cluster will
meet at Bethesda, July 26th. at 11 o'clock.
a. iu., and be opened with a seniiou by
Revj. J, A. Ramsay. Subject: What is
implied in lndug a Christian f !
Subjects fok wscussioxJ
1.; How Juris the tueuibershisp of church
resiousible for iutlueiicing an unfaithful
ness in her pastor, elders and deacons.--Opejied
by Rev. R. W. Byd, and elder
and deacon from Uuity. - j
2i What is the best method of develop
ing the working power of theouiig
Christian ! Opened by elder and deacon
tloiti liaiek Creek. j
1'he duty of church member's with
regard to the cause of temperance f
Opened by elder aud deacon from Thyati
ra. 1 j
4.'iThe necessity of utilizing the inter-
couiie tut' Cli ri-t ians with tach other aixl
the world f.i the goul of t'ne Chiircti.
Opt-aed hyp. tiie pastor, eider and dfu'cou
froiii .Salisbury. ,
A full attendance is dc&ired. ':
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i ; R. W. liovD, Sec'ty.
July 6th, 1530.
I China Grove Jottings.!
The Round of the b'ule is now wldoin
lit ai d, this neighborhood bt-ing ; about
thrashed out.'' Wheat crops in ti.U vi
cinity are the lightest for ycars
With "Wood Leaves," we are anxious
ly awaiting to see a solution of the stock
law problem : it has become a quetiou of
iiiucb debate iu this tectum.
There has beeu organized iu the neigh
borhood' a Common Sense, Society,"
which has lor its object and purpose the
iniprovement,aiid elevation ot thej social
circle, aiming to bring it to a higher sta
tus olf moral o-corum. Sec.
Nic' nac' pic nics, auuV croquet coquet
ries, fnterpeed with iMlyguous pleas
antries. J Beautiful Jbelles, beer and ber
ries are ijbe order of the day, and lovely
ladled, listlessly lounging aloug luxuri
ous lawns, laughingly lapping lemonade
is all the go. S.
For the Watchman.
Candidates for tike legislature.
Editor of the Watchman :
It is time Democrats of Rowan were be
ginning to consider who should be their
candidates for the Legislature in the en
suing campaign. This is an important
vear iu politics. We ought to have at
least one uiau of influence, to represent
this county iu the next Gueral Assembly.
That body will make new Congressional
and Senatorial districts, and will also de
termine how many lueniln-rs each county
shall have in the lower House of the Gen
eral Assembly. We need a man ot abili
ity, State reputation, courtesy and. tact,
touard our interests, and take cari that
our county shall suffer no detriment.
Wo have one man, who, in my, opinion, is
peculiarly well qualitied to discharge the
duties of the responsible position of a
member pfthe House of Representatives.
He is a young gtutleman of the highest
character and qualifications, and of indus
trious and studiou haluts. He is a seu
sillj aud flueut sH?aker, and I am sure he
will inakea splendid cau vass 'of thecounty.
He is very well and favorably known
throughout theSUte, having. deservedly
acquired much reputation while acting
for several year as Private Secretary" to
the Governor. And I think he would
wield an influence iu the Legislature great
er than any man iti the county who will
accept t Imposition. It is scarcely neces
sary to add that I allude to our distin
guished young fellow Citizen, Mr. Lee S.
Overman of Salisbury. r
! ' I do not iutend any disparagement
t mi v other asoi rants when 1 suirnest to
the primary meetings the several Town-j
ships the propriety or seiecuug mm, as ouo ,
isWtnre. cousider him the tnad for tlie j
times; kowaw. '
Win. M. Uobbins.
'Ed. 'Watchman.r&kif Sir:.; The above
named gentleman has been declared the
choice of this Congressional District jby a
majority of the counties- in the District.
These counties have held their Conventions
after giving the people a chance to come out.
They have declared for Bobbins with a
unanimity that gives no uncertain sound. No
man of honor has dared to raise his yolce
and question the fairness of the Conventions
recently held in Rowan. Davie. Foriythj
Yadkin. Surry and Iredell. These counties
having a majority of the 14 rotes which
the Congressional Convention leasts !;ive
Robbing the nomination. His friends know
as his enemies do. that he already has the
endorsement of the District for Congress.
The rumor now is, that the author of that
saintly Ojen Letter," followed it to fad
kin county, and is attempting to disturb
the action-of the Yadkin Convention which
instructed for Robbing. The truth is, that
when the Yadkin Convention was held, af
ter several weeks notice, a minority of the
Townships were not represented.! RobCms
friends offered to delay the convention and
have the non-represented Townships repre
sented. Arnifield's friends opposed this and
demanded the Convention to be; held, land
the result was that Yadkin went overwhel
mingly for Bobbins. Yet the author of the
'Open Letter," who wrote that the mn who
wins votes by solicitation is as corrupt po
litically, as if he paid for them with a jfive
puund note," hardly let the ink dry on' his
paper, before he was off to Yadkin to '"so
licit votes" by attempting to do what his
friends acknowledged to be impossible, viz:
to get a part of Bobbins' strength in Yad
kin! Consistency thou art a jewel,
j Now Mr Editor, to be plain, and as sen
sible as we can. these are the fajcts: Rob
bins was literally while he was the over
whelming choice of this district cheated
out of the nomination at Wilkesboro in'7
The counties had no sufficient notice of j the
meeting of Billy Cowlcs' Convention A
few Armfield men in some of the counties
knew when that Contention was to meet
and went. Fellows who had axes to grind,
you kiio', and who lived in sonieofithe
towns, could get letters from Mr. Cowlcs
and others and go to that Bogus Conven
tion. But the people didn't know about it
else Robbins would hava la-en nourn ited
hy acclamation. Yet Robb'ns allowed
Armfield a chance, and made speeches j for
him and helped to elect him. Yet the peo
p'e repudiated the action of that Conven
tion -at the polls by letting our majority
down to 83o. These are the figncrs. Arm
field in an off year got 83. majority ,over
Brower Robbins got in an off year alout
4,200 -majority.
Sir, Robbins can get 3000 more democratic
votes in this district by the above showing,
than any other man the democrats can bring
out. Figures do not lie.
Robbins' counties which have to this
time gone solidly for him, cast tiro-third
of the democratic strength of the "district.
(See the Tilden-Vance vote.)
Certain aspirants would fain raise the
cry: "anything to leat Rohhiiis." But the
people know that they are for self soup
in their owu bowl and are not deceiv
ed. The Radicals are for Arm field's nomi
nation. They, tm, cry, "anything to beat
Robbing But the great business, labor
ing masses of this country are opening
their eyes. They see that a majority of'
835 is easily overcome. That such a man
as Wheeler, Dr Ramsay or Judge Farches,
backed by the office-holders and the
pressure of vigorous State campaign,
can imperil our success if Robbins is out
of tlnvway.
Certain men are so lor.--minded and un
principled as to falsely m ike the point
that Robbins is a candidate of a certain
church. Such men have as little regard
for decency as they have for the truth, the
masses are not deceived. They know
Rolduns1 liberal views and that he has
carried them into practice hy the most
Xio ligal benevolence, irrespective of creed
or faith. -
This is not the time for strife. Robbins
been fairly declared the choice of the
district. He is the only man that can
unity Hie Democratic party. A few Arm
field men will 1- sore over his uoniiua
tion. because it condemns their course at
Wilkesboro. but Robbins will sweep the
District with 5,U00 majority. The mass
es are standing at his back. They don't
care for men specially. They want a
grand rally, and they know Robbins - U
tin- man to get it up, and they aregoiugto
have him. Mark this.
OXE WHO HAS Sit AX TO ORIXD.
A Grand Picnic, July 23d 1880.
Its Worthi object The OrpJianProf.
MM dc '
Hw gratifying to know that here aud
there along the pathway ot life objects
are Providentially placed to attract and
draw the attention of mail from self arid
his own Relrish pursuits and thus save
him from moral cannibalism. Of all the
objects so placed, none have greater at
tractive K)verthan the poor little home
less orphan. Man may become so utterly
selfish as to turn his back upon home,
sweet home with all its attractions, cut
loose the ties of friendship that have
beeu forming for years, trample under
foot love, that love which forsaking all
others cleaves ouly unto him, scoru re
ligion with all its benign influences, aye,
deny even GhI himself, and yet there lis
one spot left green, one chord that can
be touched. Let him but see and know
the utterly helpless and defciident con
dition of this poor little waif upon the
world aud what is left of the good and
noble iu him will come to the surface.
Play upon that chord and one by one the
the nobler traits of manhood, that have
been defacetl or destroyed, will be restor
ed, and he will shine, not the proud, self
reliant and crii'-l man, but the hitmole,
dependent ami merciful man he was in
tended to Ik. God bless the orphan for
the influeuce he exerts upon selfish
humanity.
THE P1CS1C
will la held on July 23d, 1SS0, at the Falls
of the South Yadkin in Davie County. A
place once known as Fishers, now Hairs
ton's Mills. , A p.acu unsurpassed iu this
section of the state for its bold, grand
aud attractive sceuery. !
THE 03JECT
of the pinnic is not aloue to have a holi
day, enjoy a feast of fat things and have
a social time with old friends, -nor is it
solely tor tiie purpose of enjoying a liter
nry feast. But the object is higher aud
more holy. It is, that the people may
understand and know, what already has
been and what can be accomplished to
wards ameliorating the condition of that
class of poor unfortuuates who are found
iu every county and community. That
the ieople may hear and tee and feel the
work that is laid at their oicn doors.
And greater still, that a step! may be
take u that will inaugurate some; plan by
by - whichat least" one day in the year
the work of the field, the shop, the eonut
ing room and office may be laid aside all
over our beloved ' State, and that day
devoted to providing Ways and means to
sustain land perpetuate an institution
which has already 4 provided so many
homes for the. homeless and which Is uow
and ever should . be an honor to North
Carolina . Ty- f-
IT9ATTRACTIOX3
will le, tables covered, with' dainties and
substantialssdch as the noble and comely
matrons of i this section are famed : for
providing. Stands ' wjell ; supplied with
lee, sugar lemons, sota and con feet bin
aries to coiufort and ciH)l tlio inner roan.
The Salisbury Band s6 well and favora
bly known will be ou band 'giving pleas
ure to all. A rostrum! will , be there aud
Maj. W. M. Robbins is announced to oc
cupy it. He is so well known I will only
say, he will bring his heart in his hand
and show it to yotui President or Pro
fessor Mills f the Oxford Orphan Asylum
is anuouueed. He is w;ell known all over
the state as a -large hearted. leiievoleiit
mail, consecrated to the orphan Work.
Owe who tills every nook and crevice of
the chair to which ltej has been called
and whose place if he should he provi
dentially called awayit would Ih almost
impossible to till. lie hringg w ith him
a chapter of Orphans Who will show the
people how. much can be accomplished in
a short time by such as Prof. Mills and
hi- able crrp of ass a ants wheu the htad
aud heart work together.
The Picuic is gotten up under the au
spices of the lodge of .Free aud accepted
Masons at Mocksville. Rut everybody
is invited to participate. It is common
ground, upon which all cau meet and
work of every order, sect or denomina
tion. Lot Rowan and Davie bound to
gether by more than one tie, again meet
upon the banks of the beautiful river and
clasping hands, say to the people of
N. C, that there is work more' noble,
more lasting than muddy politics or par
t zan strife which I'em inds a j ortio.i
of o ir ateiitiou, ami let a work Insgiu
that will not cease until the wings of the
Oxford Asylum shall be extended to shel
ter, rear aud educate jevery poor little
homeless one to be found in the bounds
of our state. W. B. C.
ROWANCOUNTY.
BV J. R.
MOSES WIXSLOW AIiD ALEXANDER
OSBORNE.
The south-western corner ot old Rowan
county,, was occupied hy a noble and patri
otic race of people one hundred years ago.
There you will find thej original home of
families known by the name of Davidson,
Reesp, Hutrhes. Ramsay, Brevard,. Osborne,
Winslow. Kerr, Rankin, fempleton. Dickey,
Braley, Moore, Emerson, Torrence. Houston.
There the Rev. John Thimpson closed his
days here, and lies slecpingin Baker's Grave
yard. Hi daughter, the Widow Baker, after
wards marric I Dr. C lurries Harris of Cabar
riis,theancet t of the late Win. ShaVe-pearc
Ha. ris. E.-q. Prominent aihongthese I'aiuilics
were the Osbornea and W'inslows.
Alexander Osborxr
was born in New Jersey in 1709, and came
to Rowan county about ,1755. He settled
on the headwaters of Rocky River and call
ed his place "Belmont.'" A ncighlior of his
selected f-r his residence thetntne of "Mt.
Mou rue," after a mountain in Inland. An
other, not to U-outdone in names, called his
place "Purgatory!" These names are still
familiar to the people of that section. Os
Iwriie was a colonel in the colonial govern
ment, and a man of influence in his day.
He married' Agne Mc.Whorter the sister
of tin; Rev. Dr. McWhortcr lor pome time
President of Queer's Museum, in Charlotte.
Their place was the home of the early trav
elling Missionaries to the. south. Here the
Rev. Huuh McAden stopped in 1755. anil
preached at the "New Meeting House'1 near
by, (Centre). Hcre about the same time
was established the "Crow field Academy,"
where David Caldwell tajught a few years
later. In Centre Church! yard is a double
headstone, telling the inquirer that Alexan
der Osborne died on the f 1th of July 177G.
and his wife Anes, two days earlier. He
probably never heard of Hie Declaration of
Independence made seven days before his
death. He had gone to a brighter world
where the alarms of war never come. These
parents left two children, Adlai Osborne,
and Jean Osborne. Adlaijwas graduated at
Princeton College in 17G8. His name ap
pears as Clerk of the Rowan County Court
under the Royal Government, and he held
that vsr in the New Government until 1809.
He died in 1815. Among his children were
t-.vo sons whose names are distinguished.
The one was Spruce Mcf'ay Osborne, who
was graduated at the University of North
Carolina in 1806, beccme:a surgeon in the
army an 1 was killed in the war of 1812. at
the massacre of Fort Miihms. The other
son. Edwin Jay Osborne the father of the
late Hon. James W. Osborne, of Charlotte,
was' himself an eminent la ivyer, distinguish
ed for his learning and eloquence. Intimate
ly connected with the Osborne family, was
the family of
moses wix3l6w.
Benjamin Winslow. or Winsley. as it wns
first written, obtained a grant of 825 acres
of land, "on hot Ii sides of the South Fork
of Davises Creek waters of Catawba Hirer"
under date of May 11th, 1757. A still earli
er grant to Benjamin Winslow. under date
of March 25th. 1752, is for 587 acres, in the
same neigborhood, adjoining lands of John
McConuell. This is dcscriled as lying in
Anson county. Parish of : . This was be
fore Rowan was erected into a county. In
1758, Benjamin Winslow, Sr.. makes a deed
of gift to his son Benjamin Winslow. Jr., of
535 acres, a ljoining the lands of Hugh Law
son, Patrick Hamilton, Mrs. Baker anil
Moses White. From these records we get a
glimpse of families residing in the neigh bor
hood. The first Moses White emigrated
from Ireland about 1742 and married the
daughter tf Hugh Lawsn,, named above.
James White, n of the above couple, and
the e'dest of six brothers, was n soldier of
the Revolution, but moved to East Tennes
see in l7iG. and was one -of the original J
founders of he uow flourishing city of Knox
vil'e. Ho was distinguished for his bravery,
energy anil talents and was a Briga lier Gen
eral in the Cn-ek war. His illustrious son.
Hugh Lawson White, was a Judge of the
Supreme Court of Tennessee, a Senator of
the Uu tc 1 1 States, President of t c Senate,
and in 1836, a candidate for President of
the United States. His remains sleep peace
fully under the vines and grass of the
Church yard of the First Presbyterian
Church of Knoxville.
From these deeds and other sources, we
learn that Benjamin - Winslow had three
children, Benjamin, Moses and Mary. Of
these we projrose to record a few facts.
Alexander Osborne and Benjamin Win
slow were near neighbors, living only two
or three miles apart. As a matter of course
their boys, Moses and Adlai, were early com
panions and associates. Adlai Osborne had
a fair young sister pretty Jean Osborne,
the rose of Belmont. It was the same old
story told under the leafy phks of Rowan,
and pretty Jean Osborne became Hie bride
of young Moses Winslow; This was in 1760.
They settled upou some of the Winslow
lands, according to the curtom of the dny ;
for the original settlers, tinctured with Eu
ropean notions, rarely gave land to their
daughters, but divided, the inheritance
aoongthesons. The home of this coo pie was
not far from Centre Chnrch the property
orned, by-th? late 'gdney Houston. Eso.
'xUe t homewkwithont
children. But in the eventful year of 177,
came the first child,'a dadghter whom they
named Dovey. 8he grew up to be a famous
beauty and belle of that region. Her heart
was at length won by Dr. Joseph McKnitt
Alexander, son of John McKnitt Alexander
tier life was not a long one, bat she left one
son; Moses Winslow Alexander, who lived
about ten miles north of Charlotte on the
btatesvillc road. Some of his children are
still living.
On the first day of February, 1771. Corn
walhs troops crossed the Catawba River
and marched towards Salisbury. In their
march several houses were burned down.
When they reached the house ot Moes Win
slow, knowing that he was a prominent
man, a member of the Provincial Confess
and. cm the Rowan Committee of Safet v, the
soldiers applied the torch to his reideuce
At the saiiie time some ruffian soldiers were
endeavoring to cut from Mrs. Winslow the
capacious outside po ket. so Hishionable in
that day, in which she had deposited some
of her household valuables. While-she was
help.tssly sulnnitting to the indijrnitv Lord
Lornwalhs himself rode up. ; and iu obedi
ence to the instincts of an English gentle
man, ordered them to desist, and to extin
guish the tire kindled against the house.
Moses Winslow lived to Imj 83 years of
age. He and his wife sleep iu the grave
yard of Centre church; where her father and
mother are resting side bv side.
Besides their e-utit'uf daughter,- Dovey,
they hail two other daughters niamed Cyn
thia and Roscinda. The reader may have
remarked that while these venerable pio
neers were apt to name their sous after one
of the twelve patriarchs of twelve apostles,
or some other prophet, with how and then
a seclection from the kiiigs of England,
they gave poetical or fanciful names to their
daughters Cynthia, Roscinda, Lillis or Ju
liette. Cynthia, Winslow was married to
Samuel King, and w is the mother of the
well known and talented Junius and Allert
King. Roscinda Winslow marriei her cousin
William J. Wilson, and their daughter, Man
Wilson.beca'methe wii'eof Ezekiel Polk the
grandfather of the President, James Knox
Polk. Our illustrious North Carolina states
man.t he late Hon. Wm. A. Graham, was also a
dependent of Mary, the sister of Moses
Winslow. So likewise was Col. Isaac Hayne
of Charleston, with numerous other promi
nent and influential citizens. The old home
steads have fallen to ruins, and the plow
share of strangers, who never heard the
names of these noble old families, runs
smoothly over the ground wherejheir altar
tires once burned brightly. Emigration has
borce them away, and in new States the old
names are found. But North Carolina should
treasure up their history a an incentive to
noble dee ds in days of trial ; et to come.
Before closing these sketches. I must put
on record all that is known here of the his
tory of one who left his name on-the records
of our Courts and Committees.
WILLIAM KESKOK
appearr. prominent among the'netors in pub
lic affairs at the opening and during the
first years of the war. He was a lawyer, and
it is supposed that he came to Salisbury
from Wilmington, or from some other por
tion of eastern Carolina. On the 25th of
August 1775, he represented the town of
Salisbury in the Provincial Congress at New
hern. As early as the 8:h of Angust of 1774.
he was chosen as a memler of the Rowan
Committee of Safety, and on; the 27th of
September of the same year, he apiears as
chairman of this Committee, with Adlai
Oslxirne as Clerk. Col. Kennon was a verv
zealous patriot, and his name appears among
ine signers oi-tne .UecKlenburg Declaration
of May. 20th 1775. The appearance of his
nsm'j do that paper can be accounted for
only o:i the. theory that the Mecklenburg
patriots had no very rigorous committee on
credentials, ou that occason. Col. Kennon
sicms to have been the prime mover in the
abduction ot John Dunn and Benj. Boothe
Boote, Esqrs. Whether the young lawyer,
so popular among the people, was jealous
ot the old lawyers, who got t fie most of the
lpgal business of Salisbury, or w hether the
old lawyers, always the most conservative,
and constitutional sticklers for precedent,
moved too slowly for the ardent patriotism
of the young lawyer, it is impossible at this
late date to determine. But this much ap
pears to be true that somewhere about
August 1774, John Dunn, B. B. Boote, Wal
ter Lindsay and one other man signed a pa
per containing a general declartion of fidel
ity, allegiance, obedience and submission to
the British acts of Parliament. This paper
seems to have been a kind of private protest
against rebellion, kept by Mr. Boote for fu
ture emergencies. The parties signing it
do not aopear to have taken any public
steps against the movement then in progress,
but as crown officers, contented themselves
with the quiet discharge of duty. The pa
per, however, or a copy of it, got out among
the people, and aroused suspicion. At the
instance of Col. Kennon, Dunn and Boote
were hurried off in the night to Charlotte,
thence to Camden aDd ultimately to Charles
ton. The conduct of Col. Kennon wns deem
ed arbitrary and malicious by some of the
citizens of Salisbury, and Dr. Anthony New
man, and others, men of unimpeachable pa
triotism, presented a petition to the Com
mittee embodying the idea that the affair
was arbitrary and malicious. Be that as it
may, Dunn and Boote never got a hearing,
though they prayed to be heard, and were
kept in confinement for msny weary months
in Charleston
Just
at this point it becomes necessary
ect an error which Col. Wheeler pub-
to correoi an error wnicn uoi. wnceier pu
lished and which has been repeated by
other writers since:' It is that John Dunn
and B. , B. Boote never returned to "North
Carolina, but after the war was over settled
in Florida. This leaves these two gentle
men in the attitude of permanent disaffec
tion to the cause of American liberty. But
therp. is abundance of proof in the Re
cords of the Rowan Court to prove that both
returned and conducted themselves as good
and patriotic citizens, at an early period of
the war of Independence. In March. 1777,
B. B. Boote loui:lit a tract of land in Salis
burv and proved a deed in open Court. On
the8th day of August, 1777. Mr. Boote took
the oath of expurgation for disaffected or
uspected persons.
On the same day, August 8, 1777. John
Dunn, Esq.. took the required oath of an
attorney in the Stnteof North Carolina. and
shortly after thi date he became State
Attornev for Rowan countv. Certainlv at
this period there remained nol; the JeaPt I
lingering doubt ot lm sympathy with the
cause of American freedom. Still further,
on the 8th of August. 1781, five months af
ter the battle of Onilford Court House, Jno.
Dunn and Matthew Troy, Esqrs., were ap
pointed Commissioners by the County Court,
Adlai Oslrne being chairman; to repair
the Court House in Salisbury. From this it
would appear that all suspicion or unfriend
liness, it any ever -existed, bad vanished
from the mind of the high toned Osborne.
Mr. Dunn died in Salisbury in the early part
of 1783.' Letters of administration on the
estate of John Dunn were granted to Fran
cis Dunn and Spruce McCay on the 23th of
March, 1783. The traditions of his family
relate that he was taken sick while pleading
a case in the old Court Honse, ' where the
Pul4ic Square in Salisbury is, and that he
was carried down to a Hotel. lelonjing to
Wm. Temple Coles, where Kluttz's Drug
Store now stands.' After lingering awhile
he pissed away. His body was interred on
bit own lands near Dunn's Mountain. No
man .knows where his grave; is, but the
Mountain he owned, with its graoiie clifi
standing in full reiw of th lnKi;. &.,..,, .
of Salisbury, 1 his monument. There It
ikums. a solitary sentinel, overlooking, not
only the broad l&nda h nnr i.u.nu.i
his anknown grave, lyut the very spot where
tor a quarter of a century he won laurels as
the leading lawyer of the Salisbury Bar.
Tbe event at the opening of the war are
to be accounted for, first on the principle
that old men. and esneciillv U
low and cautious in exchanging their . alto -
itjaur-c rnone kqow w well as they, what
are the results that follow in th w.vf
revolution. .The
ru,wm consequences. A second cause
IS fOUnd hi the rh&rartpt-tatin vtntiM A
- ' .-'...V.. I
uwivi icc ui but o nines 01 excitement ana
struggle. Reports fly rapidly and gain ready
......1 .. " ti 77. P ivwxjj
v.cvm.c. iiiai vomrainecoi tsatetv actual-
. .v. ,Ui jjwm viu jiiuntii ynam -
tiers' their Treasurer, lie nnblirlv l VSi-t;ar!
u an enemy to the common caute of liberty,
for raisins the tnce of bis iroxlaBbnvth.
of the jcar past. Furthermore Dunn and
""Yc wc' great innuence, and the
. . mem w.- 10 sena
if granted a hearing thev would hvrU.r.
el themselves of all acts or purtotes of hos-T
tility to Americnn Hlertv- "Rat ti.lriw,AV0. .1
j-
vuiiuiu niu not Know. Co . Kennon
being the leader in this affair seems to have
remoted from Salisbury to ftportria t nr
al)out the time that Dunn and Boote return
ed. - o far as known to the writer he lived
an honored and useful life in the State of
his adoption. One of his desrpndi.nt
in Salisbury a few years ago. But he knew
little of his ancestor.
Authorities: Mr IT V T S
Home Hunted W X ' n TT 1?
eordtof Rovan Court Mist C. B.
Cheraw mid Wedesboro Railroad.
Correspondence Charleston Vewt and Coarter.
Chekaw, S. C. July 6. The new rail
road from Cheraw to Salisbury, X. C. has
been ; finished as far as Wadesboro.' A
special excursioo party passed over the
Hue to-day which I accompanied. This
road was first projected by Colouel Allan
.Macr ui lan, former president of the Che-
aw and Darlington and also the North
eastern Railroad iu 1857, the object being
to furnish a more direct and expedition
route to the coal fields ou Deep River.
Chatham couuty, N. C, there to counectd
with a road from lbileich, oiicinallv call
ed the Chatham Road, aud form a through
middle line from Charleston to the North
for frieghtand passeugers. At present the
road has no equipment, but is uiu by the
stck of the Cheraw and Darlington Road,
the trains rnuning through from Florence
to Wadesboro'. Oue year ago all the
timber used iu its construction was grow
ing in the woods, aud some doubted,
while many opposed, the success of the
undertaking.
The road runs through Chesterfield
county for ten miles, and for fifteen
miles through An sou county, N. C. It
connects with the Carolina Central nt
Wadesbpro, which runs from Shelby to
Wilmington, a distance of 230 miles.
When the Cheraw road is built throli to
Salisbury, it will strike at that place the
estern North Carolina.
One of the principal cotton buyers of
adcobeio assured me to-day that at
least 10,000 bales of cotton would
shipped to Charleston next season
from that point. Between 8,000 and
9,000 bales were sold at
V adeciboro
durinsr the laat Reason, the hulk of wliii-li
went to Charleston. I have the same au-
thoj-ity for saying that the trade of the
city will be iucreased at least $300,000
by this uew road. Anson county cotton
always brings the top of the market, and
often goes over the highest market quo
tations. A number of turpeutine distilleries
have been established on the lower part
of the railroad near Cheraw, and naval
stores of a very tiue quality will be ship
ped to Charleston. A u sou county pro
duces the finest hay, which will be traded
in the Charleston market. There is also
an inexhaustible supply of building
granite aud red sandstone along the Hue
of the road, large tracts of fine timber.
. . . . i- r , ,
and Mime promising indications of gold
bearing quartz. From Cheraw to Morven
some 15 miles, there is a clay slate of no
practical use ; then for about eight miles
a field of granite answering in many re
spects to the Columbia grauite aud said
to lie an extension of the same deposit:
and then for about two miles there is a
tine red sandstone, corresponding with
the same formatiou as the Deep River
ledge in Chatham county, N. C, which
was surveyed by. Commodore Wilkes in
1856, and was declared by him to be
very rich iubituminouscoal. No thorough
investigation of the sandstone formation
in Anson county has yet been made, but
it certainly contains some traces of coal
which may open up a new source of
wealth in the future.
One of the First.Ou the 17th of
June, 1880, says the Charlotte Democrat
five days before the meeting of the Na
tional Convention at Cincinnati, Mr. E.
H. Riitton, Editor of the Bulletin of this
city, iriade the following prophetic re
mark :
"Pcnntylcania and Indiana. With
Geu Hancock for President, and English
for ViccrProsident the Democrats will win
the election and their caudidates will go
ir ; otherwise the Republican party will
retain possession of tha Government."
EyMr. J. W. Wadsworth, who hane
of the best Farms in the State just out
side of the city limits, raised 49U bushels
of Red Rust Proof Oats ou four aud a half
acret of land. Dou't that sort of farming
pay Char. Democrat,
DIED.
Infant bod of Luther Julian, on the 11th
inst aged about 2 mouth.
, Better Tiaei.
The Democrat, New Orleans, La., aays:
buffering amoug such as have been troui
bled with diseases of kidneys and liver,
has been perceptibly better since the iu
trodnctiou among us of Warner' Safe
Kidney and Liver Cure"
BUSINESS MILS.
, received at XCJ, llAJiuiK
f a toe lot of X(v 1. Cigars
:faiid. French '.Candies ' -
1 PR I rP lf TD PPMT
I ivivjuii" a.
I CoTTOJt dull good Middlings
I TLTJMW..,. i. ; - .
10
10
8&9
low
do .
1 j stains
Bacok, county, hog round
1 ""&
j ...810
. -65
t 751.10
I ' to 8.00
1 otrTT
I v.,a
CniCKESS -per dozes
I Pnuw v.
MSal moderate demand it
Wheat good demand at
i lock oest tani.
t-xtra
super.
4
1
Potatoeh Ttw
; " 2.C0
S3(SS0
;,' 40
;
l- - u : 5
1
10.0 1 H -
1 ."u.ii) uuuuuiauii
Lard
Hat
Oats
Beeswax-
Tallow
Blackberries
Apples, dried-
scgar
WI5ST0X T0D1CC0 MARKET. ;
Winston; N. C, July 12, lSfJ)
i r ' , 1 -
Lues, common dark Y k t,n
- ,v v U.VV
Lags, comnif ti bright,. 5)0 (& fl.00
L.nen, cood bri' In ... t tin r.i & ra
f "P. fnc Origin, .....120 IS 00
Leaf, common lUfk,., a on
Leaf, good dark 7.0tt 8.00
Leaf, common bright. . no .)jtyttt
Laf, Rood bright . IOaMM 12.60
rapiers, common bright, 12 f0 15.00
rapjr, pooi irt lit,...
Wrappem, fine bright,....
Wrappers, fancy bright,...
.. .25.D0 30.00
...-35JD0 50.00
...50,00 '75.00
St. Louis Maiketnetations. , .
JtLV 12, 1SSC.
PrlCPS FlYPn fire tnr crsrAj .Imnnt a.L .1 V...
readi' lor satpaient to destination.
MP&3 Port
Dry Salt Sliouiat rs
.Per bliL
..Per lb.'
'Vs-
Si?
60
lb.
Ut
8'
S9
4t
47
8V
"tf !
Clear Sides....
Bacon Sl.oultr
" Clear hlbijes..
" C!?ar Mdea
Hams Plain ,
" Canva&ed....
Lard
Mess Bef
Flour Extra Fancv....
' Choice " ...
44 Family...;
" Fine.. .
Corn Meal.
Grits.. "
Corn White In Bulk .
M Sacks .
....PerbbU 18
... : 6
... " 6
... -
... " . s
... , j
..Terbu.
Mixed In Bulk
" "Sacks
Oats-Mixed In Bulk
" " "Sacks....
81
Prtcc6 on Horses. Mules. W'apons, Machinery Farm
Implements, Flela and urass Seeds etc, clvcn on
appucauon. ...-
Wm. M. PHICE & C0v'
CONDENSED TIME
NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAtT.
TRAINS GOJNG EAST.
j XO. 4tj
I Daily.
No. 45;;
Dallj, ; !
Date. May 15, isso
Dally er.
suuday.
Leave Charlotte
-" auury
a a.m j 4 10 p.m.
" hia'a oint j : ai
Arrive at ureobboro i 8 ii) "
leave lireeitKiro 8 20 '
Arrive ut uliiaboro lo S3 "
Durham M24-
7 3
.... t.
' . 1. o
Wo p.m."
11 4; a.m.
8M
Leave " 1 3 30
iw a.m
Arrive at Ooldsboro I 1 00
l low
atr ii'wS?5 17,ViSihBLr
S&S SS AffiKS
No. 43 connects at Nreep.Mxiro w tttt the It. t D
------ - . v . ... . - .11. UIC AV.
ILdlroaJ for ail pjlnU North, fcm.t and U euf
TRAINS GOING WEST.
I 3 I ??:, X0,5,DaJ1r"
xq. nay 10, yi. 1 uu . j uaiiy. exunaar
10 u a.m. 6 34 p.m.)
Arrive at UalehiU
Leave "
Arrive at Durham
Hlltsboro
" Greensboro
vi ti) p.m. iu 43
9 i
7 co a. la.
1 1 r
tier '
8 45 p. m
4S2
5 30
7 b0
8
S55
Leave
z a.m
7 30
V15
U17
Arrive Hlg-h Point
Salisbury
Charlotte
13 27 p.ra
o. 4S Connects at Greeiibboro wlthSaTrm Eruch.
At Alr-Llne Junction with A & XL A. L. Kllroato
a,l points SoutlLand Southwest. At Charlotte with
the C. C. & A. Hatlroad lor aH points South South
east. At Salisbury -.van W. N. c. Kallroad, dallr,
except yun-lars, tor ul pot&ts in Western h'orth
Carolina. . .
Xo. 4.' -Connects at .Mr-14ne Junrtlon with A. a
C. A. L. hallroad for all puius Scnth And Souttr
west.
TIME TA15KE 1
WESTERN II. 0. RAILROAD
Tanes crrect ilanday, Julj- 5, 5.C0 P.Mi Jgso,
001.G WIT
GOING EAST.
LKAVE. .
10 3.) P. V.
LUVB.
A.M. it
t 00
3 88
S OS
1 18
13 '.a
13 8T
r.Hl! 43
Salisbury
...... Third creek...
11 U
it so
12 17
1 15
S 13
3 26
3 4
4 87
4 93
5 13
5 54
6 48
7 80
S 85
8 40
S 55
Elmwooi
state vine
Catawba
Newton.......
Cocova
Hickory
Icard ; .
Morpantcn....
f.ten Alpine...
Bridge water..
Marlon
..Cld Fort
10 S3
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9 48
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. 7 45
, 34
04
e 4
A.y. 8 88
Henry
Black Mountain '
Cooper's . . . , . . . L
...Swaniianoa: 4
.....Head of Road ,
Tralas run dally, Bandars excepted.
A. B. ANDREWS, fen. Supt.
"ACORK C00I S T Oil."
WILLIAMS BUG WN
lis the exclusive sale of this felthrlri!
Cook Stove and tl.e at fcjing eft like jiot
caka." - j ?-!:;-
B. Fronk Graham
AND
- 5' ;
1 1 i
GO NPBCT ION'E R!
At the Old Hook-Store Staad
Mil
door to Barker' Drug Store j
C0UNTSY PRODUCE BoagU
for CASK. j ;
UU friends arc repectfally Ibvited te.
rg aud see i.Ua.
    

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