KEW TEKMS. " ; , from and after the 1st day of January, isflk'ihe subscription price of the Watch- ' ii I.a aa follniva - Ooll year, -paid m advance, $1.50 jljiyiliniiK unncil j tllonillS, S.UU i'pajfiuent delayed 12 mouths 2 50 tfalerraeJoti ,e wafion Poad on Cf j,HU8 returns iu Salisbury Township 4031. ; I. .;-. - ' o- Mr.-Frank Shober returns this week to SeW York. -o- Ir ML. Holmes has gone to Beau- foft to spend, several weeks. j j- -o : - tii Fall term of Unity High School be- riBi 31 uf Auif. See ad vet tinmen t. j . o ' i. 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. ; . j j I . - ; j- . 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. -- 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. :i Krri:;- , . - 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. -o- ;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. ': - u 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 ...... T. i. &1 . ; a 9 48 ' : T 4S . 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.