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WHY I DIpNT MARRT,
Yoa sec. I vaa niqefeen ! years oH
before I thought of such a thing as
marrying. I was too bashful bj half.
I rj$yer used to kiss a girl at busk
or jilting frolics without feel
ing if some one was pouring hot
water 'down my back ; and once, when
a w qeigbbor's daughter stayed at our
house till nine in the evening (I he
lieve he did it on purpose, too,) and
lay father insisted that Lk should .go
home with her, I went out in the
barn and cried on hoor before I could
make, qp my mind to go in and ask
Ler the awful question,
The girls used to laugh at me some ;
but after all they seemed very willing
to help me along j and so, when my
nineteenth birthday came, I looked
t - m
at myself in the glass, and says I ;
'Josiah, it's no use ; you're darned
good looking, and you might have
any,girl you wanted. - You ought to
gn a-courting, Suppose you begin to
From that roomont the idea got in
to my head and there it stayed.
I dressed-up and went to church,
Jost aa I always did, but' I couldn't
attend to the minister, nor the ser
mon. X sat mighty uneasy, and father
watched me out of the corner of his
eye, though he never said a word, lie
knew plaguy well what I; was think
ing of for he'd been there himself I
Deacon Billings' pew was right in
front of ours, and he had just the
prettiest girl for a daughter that ever
wore a bonnet. I watched tier awhile
that day, and- concluded I liked the
way she managed things pretty well.
Bo, after supper, thinks 1 1
I'll go over to the old deacon's and
pee how they're getting along."
' Father saw me spruciqg up, but he
didn't say -anything, only gave me a
wonderful cunning look,
When I got to the deacon's, they
were all out in the kitchen but Rachel,
and she was iq the square room ; and
so after X had talked a spell with the
old lady, she asked me in there and
left us all alone. Ma'am Billings
knew what was what, I can tell you.
Rachel she was sitting up by the
window, singing 'OId Hundred."
Bbe didn't look very good-natured;
i but when X came in she brightened
up wonderfully, and begau to talk
About the1 sermon, and the minister,
j and everything else that you can
thinfc of. -j"
My gracious J How a woman's
tongue can go when it gets started
jif Rachel's didn't ache that night I
shall lose my guess, -
The old deacon brought us in some
apples -and butternut., and a pitcher
of cider, and then told Rachel to
cover up the fire when she went to
The old roan always was a sleepy
headed kind of a thing, and in about
tea minutes afterwards I heard him
snoring away as if he was on a
! Rachel's two little brothers went
up-stairs to bed, and one of them yell
ed out, right by the square room
Josh Jenkins is a-courting our
Rache - Josh Jenkins is a-courting
our Rache J'
His mother came along and boxed
his ears, and he changed hii tune
I looked at Rachel, Her face was as
red as a mahogany table, and her mouth
kept a quirking, as if she wanted lo
laugh and daren't. Is wow J she look
ed pretty enough to eat ! , ;v
I . 11.. .1
j . guh preiiy sociaoie oy mis
time, and so I hitched my chair up
alongside of hers, She didn't say any
thing, but looked down on the floor
and ; began to play with a string of
gold beads she wore on her neck,
rIet me tie them says I, slipping
my arm over her shoulder;
XJiey ain't untied, and you musnH
Jing roe says she. , ...j;fy?
'Oh, pshaw Y sajs I, getting j a lit
tle nearer; 'that isn't anything You
see I can't talk to you without J rest
roy arm on something.'. .. J '
. She laughed as if she would die.
1 'You're a qneer fellowsays she $
'but if you will put your arm there, I
can t belp jt j only yon mqsn't hqg
me, nor kissl me,' v 1 v .L
r J nMp' been lookinga head cuite as
far as that ; bnt seeing she spok&about
HJ thought X might as Well try 'it.
&TI got up s little closer still, and
just as she looked up to speak t kiss
4her, - : !
I She dodged tway after it wa all
otcf ana uojea ray ears ; bat she
didn't strike very hard, and after a
little while I tried it again,
That time she took It pretty quietlr
4 etui alter that X didn't stop to count
the kisses. I was making up foj: lost
time, and worked pretty steady I can
ell you!' Vyehkdmefnityr gM
iraes 1 since then,! but none of I them
ever fame un tuat evenme wim
.t V-. '
Rachel Billiugs. j lit makes my heart
beat to think of it even now.'
Rachel got up at, last and leaned
over my chair to get an apple. Some-
how or other her- foot slipped and she
came very hear falling over. I caught
her in my arms ; and after I once had
her there I didn't care to let her gov
Creation j what a feeling that was!
I felt just as X,did the day when I
took hold of an eel Sara Jones had in
- - . i : - t t L-i? L
a tuo an eiecincs eei x oeueve ue
called it. They kept , it so as to have
the fun of seeing itr give, people
Well as I was saying, Rachel was
in my arms, and I fancied I was pret
ty near Paradise I thought what a
nice thing it would be if I could have
tbe right to havener there always.
There was a chap that, was almost
always hancinz around Rachel. His
name was Thomas Wilder. He and I
never: had anything to say to each
7 J .C . - -
other: but I hated him now, just be
cause he had been with her so much.
So I thought how nice it would be to
cut him out. I was nineteen and my
father had nobody -but me to leave
his property to ; and Rachel was a
first-rate housekeeper, and would most
likely be willing to wait a year or
two Tor me. Even if I adn't ared
cent, and no way j to get one, I should
have done the same thing she was so
'Rachel.' says I, 'I've been hunt
ing after a wife for six months, and I
haven't seen any one I liked half so
well as you. I came to see you to
night on purpose to ask if you would
That was a tremendous story, for
I'd never thought of such a thing til
she fell into my arms ; but I had read
somewhere that " All is fair in love and
war," and so I thought it wouldn't
do any harm to coax her up a little.
My gracious !- how she colored up
the minute I spoke 4 She got up and
gazed straight at me for a spell and
then said :
'Bless me, Mr. Jenkins! I thought
you knew all the time that I was en
gaged to Tom Wilder. Where have
you been all your life? Why, I'm
going to be married next Sunday and
should have been thif, only Tom has
cut his foot with an axe and can't
'I hope to gracious he'll be a crip
ple all his life!' said I.
The next thing I knew, I was
coming through our garden gate.
'Father hadn't gone to bed ; I be
lieve he knew I should come home
with a flea in my ear. When I Icame
in he observed :
'Josiah, when i yon want to visit
old folks another Sunday night, just
come to me, and I'll tell you a better
place than Deacon Billings'.'
, I turned rightkround, just as mad
as fire. ....
'Gaul darn it, father, I won't be
laughed at by anybody I I've made a
tarnal fool of myself; but if ever I
get caught in such a scrape again you
may take my head for a foot-ball!
I'll keep away from women after this
see if I don't J'
I kept my wbrd. I board where
there are as manjr as twenty women ;
but always when I pass their bon
nets and shawls in the entry, I turn
my head right the other way, and -keep
it there I
Rachel 'Billings cured me I' '
The officials of a Michigan railroad
now beinsr extended were waited
upon the other day by a person from
the pine woods and sand hill who an
nounced himself as Mr. Snagsand
who wanted to know if it could be
possible that the proposed line was
not to come any nearer than three
miles to the hamlet named in his
'Is Snags' Corner a place of much
importance?' asked the President.
'Is it? Well, I should say itwas!
We made over a ton of maple sugar
there last spring ' .
'Does business flourish there ?'
'Flourish Why, business is on the
gallop there eveay minute in the whole
twenty-four hours, We bad three
eek, How's that a for town which is
to be left three Smiles off your rail-
ioad?' ; "V!
Being asked to -gire the, names of j
ibe business houses be 6cratched bfs
head for awhile and therr replied :
Yell, there's me, to start bnX ruu
a big store, own eight yoke of oxen.'
and shall soon have a dam and a saw-
mdl. Then therms a bl;iamHbhop
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a postofBce, a doctor, and last .week
over 1 a hal f dazjn patent-right ihen
passed through there j In - one brief
year we've increased from a squatter
and two dogs to our present standing,
and we'll have a lawyer there before
ong. . . ! -': ' -.j
'I'm Afraid we won't beible to
come any; nearer the Comers than the
present survey finally remarked the
President, ... ,
'You won't? It can't be possible
that you mean to jump a growing
place like Snags' Corners 1'
'I think we'll have to.'
'Wouldn't come if I'd clear you
out a place in the store for a ticket
office?' i !
'I don't see how we could.'
'May be I'd subscribe $25,' contin
ued the delegate. t
'No, we cannot change.'
'Can't do it nohow?'
'No.' ... !
'Very well,' said Mr. Snags as he
put on his hat. 'If this 'ere railroad
thinks it can stunt or cripple Snags'
Corners by leaving it out in the cold
it has made a big mistake. Before I
leave town to-day I'm going to buy
a windmill and a melodeon, and your
old locomotives may toot and be hang
ed sir toot and be hanged !'
There Might have Been.
A man in want of a load of wood
visited the markets to make a choice.
Finding a load that suited, he asked
the owner if there was a cord on the
'I believe there is was the reply.
'Do you know that there is?'
'My son William loaded it up, and
he said there was a cord.'
'Well, what do you say ?' asked the
'And ray other son, John, helped
William load it up, and he said there
was a cord.' Y
'Do you say so ?' j
'And my neighbor came along, and
he said there was a cord.'
'I don't believe there is.'
'And my wife stood at the gate as
I came away, and she said there was
a cord continued the farmer.
- 'There may be three-quarters said
the citizen. !
'And as I came through the toll
gate the keeper said he'd eat it if
there wasn't a cord and a half.'
'He did?' j
'And the police stopped me, and
wanted to know how much I asked for
that cord and three-quarters of beau
The citizen took it before the load
could swell any more.
There is now a daily newspaper
printed on shipboard. It is called the
Atlantic Daily t and J. H. Hartley, of
Boston, began to publish it on the
steamship Devonia of the Anchor line,
on May 29, off Sandy Hook. He had
a case of type and a job press on board
and each day; during the voyage he
"setup" and printed his edition of
300 copies, regardless of fogs, storms
and icebergs. He says that he set up
about ten thousand ems a day. Three
steerage boys were employed, but
struck when the passengers called
them "devils." Burlesque telegrams
from the Chicago convention were
printed, and passengers expecting to
be sea-sick were requested to "notify"
the steward. Various jokes perpetra
ted by the passengers were printed,
together with all the news social,
political, religious and nautical of
the voyage. -
It used always to be a boast of
Henry Clews, the banker, that he was
a self-made man. One day he notic
ed that Mr. Travers,; the Wall street
wit, whose stammering squibs of
speech have won a world wide celeb
rity, was eyeing his bald head with a
critical expression of countenance.
"Well, what's the matter, Travers?"
asked Clews, rather impatiently.
"H-H-Henry," responded the other,
"d-d-didn't you say you were a s-s-self-made
man ?" "Yes, certainly ; I
made myself." "Then w-w-why the
d-d-devil, when you were a-a-about
it, didn't you p-p-put a little more
h-h-hair on the top of your head?"
The population of Winston and
Salem, combined, according to the
late enumeration, is about 5,000.
A young woman at Alden, Iowa,
said she wished to heaven that she
might die that day." A terrific storm
arose immediately, wtyb thunder and
lightning-, and she imagined that it
bore some relation to her case, Ias
tenlmj to a phurcb," ge knelt and
prayed t "Oh Ird, X didn't mean it
when said X vaoted to die. Please
jdon't let. tbe lightning4 bt mer
Can He Ims Relied On?
"They Democrats say they woul d
not have yon back in slavery, but ev
ery Democrat who says so lies."
! This is what Gen Rufus. Barrin-
ger one of the leaders, bf, the , Repub
lican 'party in 'Mecklenburg, said to
the colored people .last Saturday at
the court house. j
Are there not a hundred intelligent
colored men in Meek leuburz are
there not a thousand in the State
who know this statement to be false?
If Geh. Barringer has deliberately
tried to deceive them once, can he be
relied upon in the future?;
Can they implicitly believe what
he may tell them hereafter ?
Remember, he is a candidate for
Lieutenant Governor, and if elected
it must be done by the votes of the
Mr. Francis E. Shober, Jr., of Sal
isbury, N. C, graduated this year at
St. Stephen's College, Anuandale, N.
A soldier, for deserting, was sen
tenced to have his ears cut off. After
undergoing the ordeal he was escort
ed out of the courtyard to the tune of
"The Rogue's March." He then turn
ed and in mock dignity thus address
ed the musicians: "Gentlemen, I thank
you, but I have no ear for music."
A vegetable preparation and the only iir
remedy in the world for Brlght's DineM.
Diabetes, and ALL Kidney, Liver unci
KXTTesttmonlals of the highest order In proor
of these statements.
WTor the core of Diabetes, call for War
aer Safe Diabetee Care.
WPor the rare of Iti-tchl's and the other
dtaea.ieK, call for Warner's Safe Kidney
Safe It c me
dics are sold
BGTSend for Pamphlet
Just received a Nice Lot of
HALF GALLON AND QUART
Jars for sale at EXNISS.
AT 20 Cents per Gallon
5 Cents per Qtmrt at ENNISS'.
200 Empty 200
Molasses and Whisky
To arrive in a few days.
As the demand for BARRELS will
be great. Call and leave
orders at ENNISS'
Machine Oil, .
A Just Received
A Large Stock of Fresh and Genuine
bf Different Varieties at
NOW IS THE TIME TO SUBSCRIBE
FOR THE WATCHMAN
For Sale at this Office.
" We are determined that our .
l a W e To o k
SI1A.LL BE sold.
We offer , Special Prices to , Cash and
Prompt Pajiiig buyers. Our Stock is
For ns to attempt to enumerate herr j
But if you will call and see us, w e
to make it to your
Determined to Sell
Our Seasonable Goods.
ROSS & GREENFIELD-
May 19, 1880.
Valuable Gold Mine Property !
By rirttie of a certain Mortgage made to me
as Trustee, I will sell on the premises on the
24th day of May next, for cash, all the proper
ty of the Rowan Gold and Copper Mining
Company of Baltimore, consisting of los
acres of land, with whatever Machinery there
may be thereon, together w ith all the Minerals
Mining llights, Privileges, Immunities, im
provements and appurtenances thert-to liplnncr
. , .
ing or in any way appertaining heing the
property sa long and well Known as the Ky
BUFor description of property and title
see iviongage in me undersigned dated rebrti
arv 25th. 1G1. and recorded in Root' Nn 49.
page 254, in the Register's office of Rowan
JOHN A- THOMPSON", Trustee
Rowan Co., April 10, 18S0. 20:6w.
o. c. s.
Our Couffh SrruT). The most nnl.ita
ble, sootliitiir nnd efficacious i-emedv ever
ploccd before the public for that most
areaaen or diseases, cotijrlis, colds, &c.,
manufactured at BARKER'S
18:tf Drug 'Store.
AROUND He CORNER
TO THE PUBLIC GREETING :
CaMaet fflilers ani Carpenters.
Their prices are as low as it is possible to
make them, and their work not inferior to any.
They till or-deia in twu departments.
Their ready made stock in hand comprises
a general assortment of Ihjuu; furniture Bed
steads, Bureaus, Clothes Presses, Lounges,
Racks. Wardrohes, Dtok-Cases, Clipboards and
China Presses, Candle Stiinds, Tin Safes, Desks,
Tables, Wash-Stands, Chairs, &c. They also
keep an assortment of
of walnut, pine and poplar, from $1 upwards.
Also; Window Sish. They fill orders without
vexatious delays. Will contract for carpenter's
work and warrant satisfaction. Will take good
lumber and country produce in exchange for
furniture. b'hop nearly opposite Watchman
OfiW. JULIAN & FRALEY.
GRAY'S SPECIFIC MEDICINE.
TRADE MARRTlie(irtat EngllshTRADE MARK
remedy ; An un
failing cure for
Impotency, and all
diseases tuat follow
as a sequence of
Self-Abuse; as Loss
of Memory, univer
sal Lassitude, Pain
BEFORE TAilMa.m the Back, iim-AFTER TMIM.
ness of Vision, Premature old Age, and many other
Diseases that lead to Insanity or Consumption, and
a Premature Grave.
rFull particulars In our pamphlet, which we
desire to send free by mall to every one. fThe
specific Medicine Is sold by all druggist at $1 per
Eackoge, or six packages for $o, or will be sent free
y mail on receipt of the money by addressing
CRAY MEDICINE CO..
Mkcuanics' Block, Dktkoit, Mich.
tSold In Salisbury and everywhere by all
SMITH'S WORM OIL !
Athens, Ga., February 22j 1878.
Sib: My child, five years old, had nymptomn
of worms. I tried calomel and other Worm
Medicines, but failed to expel any. Seeing Mr
Bain's certificate, I got a yial of your W orm
Oil, and the first dqse brought forty worms,
and the second dose, so many were parsed I did
not count them. S.. II. Adams.
Prepared by Dr"; E- S- LYNDON,
For Sale by Db. T. F. KLUTTZ,
Salisbury, N. C,
And Druggists general. 26:ly -
To make Title to Land, and Laborer and
da, Pat up in ieat pactcages, for sale
f . U . MAMA KJ"
' Horse ani Cattle Powders ; 'i r
Tbe largest Packages and smallest dose of any
Powder made, and warranted to do all that it
claim!. Manufactured at ? ? '
18af BAEKEE'S Drugstore
Oar Vegetable Termifaf c-rThe great
est known remedy for expelling worms. Safest,
surest and most reliable. Manufactured at
18 tf - - r- BARKEE'S Drug Store.
"IMPROVED PATENT . LIVER PAD !
Kstsb 6ts Hjlxd.
Cut ax Kasb AXi Stkustb Dzsiatft. Ioar ' I
Twice as Loao.
- Sick ft. Hemni
Thew Pmdj Cnrt all Diaesses Abtwrpboo. No
Noxious Pill. OUa, or Poisonous Mcdidoes are talcra
latotte Stomaca.. Ths Pads are worn orer tbs Pit ,
of tbe Btommch. corertna; the Great Nerre Centres, '
als tbe LiTer and Stomach. A aenU Vea-eUbla
lonjeisataorbed into tbecirenlationof the Blood and
LiTer.parifjriDjr the Blond. timnlatin(? the Lireran4
Kidneys to healthy action, and strengthening ths
Stomach to digest food. Pmics or Pads SI and S3
bach. Solo by all DavocisTs, or sent by Mail --Express.
MAcufactared at t k 41 Nosth Ltaxair Bxw
For ale at T. F. KLTJTTZ'S Drag Srore.
SHOP connected with Brown & Verble's Livery
stables. r"u designs or 6Uoe to suit au
suape ot root. All shoeing on strictly sctenillic pi in
ciplesand WARRANTED. All kinds blacksuiltEliig
promptly done. isay
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The BEST Weekly in ATpstorn North
Carolina. Only $1.50 a year in advance.
THE0. F. KLUTTZ.
HAS JUST KECEIVED A CAR-LOAD
Celeliraterl Home Fertilizer ! !
The Chemicals for making 1 Ton will be
sold lor 14, or 2C0 lbS. Of Cotton in No
vember. No Cotton Seed or Stable Manure required.
This Fertilizer is fully equal to the high
priced, so-called Guanos, and at less than half
the price. I refer to the following well known
gentlemen, .who used it 1 a t season on cotton:
John V. Barringer," Jas. B. (iibtson, W. F.
Watson, Thos. (J. Walson, 11. T. Cowan, W. B.
Meares, A. Tait, J. G. Cauble, J. ''Fj E. Brown,
E. C. Lentz, S. J M. Brown, and many others.
Call early for your suppli1 and save money.
T. F. KLUTTZ, Druggists
A FULL SUPPLY OF
Buist's Celebrated Garden Seeds.
is the only Seed-Grower
who WA12RAXTS his Seeds. Look at
every paper of Fery's, Laudjeth's, Sibley's,
&c., Scc.t and see if you find any icarrant
npon them. Beware of worthless, un
warranted commission Seed, aud come to
KLUTTZ'S for Buist's which are warran
ted fresh and genuine.
THE0 F. XLUTTZ, Druggist.
20:1 y. bb
Cheap Chattel Mortgages,
arious oilier hlanko for sale here
Fee Simple Deeds. Deeds in Trust, Mortgage Deeds, Commissioners'
Deeds, Chattle Mortgages, Farm Contracts, Marriage and ContirmatiQD Ccruiw-a
Distillers' Entries, and various other
Administrators, executors, commissioners,
call on us for printed sale notices. It is
ineir property ac puouc auction without first giving ample notice oi ui? -quire
ments of the law on the subject every body knows are insufficient.
often Sacrificed from this cause when a Hnllar or'twn sinAtit in Advertising D)l?Bl
saved it and made it bring its value. We
has once nsed tho PE0PLES MACHINE will Inrefer it ovci aU others,
xttnuir or the ircaidcn r f
tpo?iponea jrom tlielst of- MasT rPtrV
ptu U.h Office, rhvrnaarfj'k
Potifu rther farticular. -Ja. 4
Law and MiHccllaneons EocU ,ft,t?l"S,f
old tdilrwme at Cliarlottee, K. c U
.-i f . 'j .Arustee
It will be Apparent to any one V ' TJ
amine a Sol1i Gold 'Waicb h
the feecessarj thickneP8 for ehS 5J
.n....t, .u.c ,.roH)riion of the FA"" ffl.
, . .. orjlJ lo stiffen inrf i i"1'
necesjary aoIkUty snd ntreftg,!, TplMiy
gold is actual lj needless 80 fari
this waatft r i.rM.:n.-.. . . v
at from one-third io one l.ali prti
of solid cases. This proce fS
simply natnre, as foHou-8 t,laI lh ttor
composition metal, cspe la'liv ,ler)'lJ,1I
p irpoMV JiaiijHro plateat So'lid 2ftf l M
ed one on each Fide. The tC?J?? "U
eu oetween fwhslred steel rolled lnTTJ
suit ,3 arip otMYAM
Ac, are cut
Tlold i? .hS-SS
wltnamelJin-; the er S
carneil until .ea'U
lv tlrick to
sraring and tnameJJin:
I . I l ..r
by time and DBe wittiwiiVeninUNr
iia.c uarii eafrieil linill
Thia is the only Ce Mnde vhhfZFN
Plates of Solid Geld & TxItZl?
by Special Certificate. WTH
r For sale bf, J. .& H. IIORAH, abiall
Jewelers."' $ . :;. -n
f -i t r-. r.T-'jsfc-
Impure Ri-Car") rv." , J. : 4.
htlr illrty vriiiir eoi7. 2
en. bnt n
' A '
- A HmpW nt r'vrr test of tWet-si'-
of vatKr ih4 rr. rrC ) li( cWr r'm.- Hm'
XntllttllM t),UIC.g:.'vr-b.fO:Vfrl. !,,.."!? ,
liou-i ti.!r ft, r i t ihMii;l.-W,Vj
,hhw1n :fj- r M-itiin-M.m.-. tvrl.n-TmiMit(vf ,
cooncr, Ly l!j m-.'kv , n .-iraa.-N tb wit-p?"1
n'T t; ' fy f filial '..kriaKtit'lllir
cr ii,, i hrk i m. ib mi vJie pa kM"ir j vt
T,'llEttH"Ju rs'.n.d wkilest, mn t. lh.ttl,
V ih" v,':'h ",,r b. i'rc-r. ..c.j to liti.
wui;r, luvca iwtbiy t:moi sctiit.
Spo oi rr n 1 pnrkngfB f r -lua icftra
tica o::l tvAifnt .llv. . i 4
H A B B TA E r
At Jliow Figures t
Call on the itndersigned aiKp. 2, Gnniii
- D , A. AT WELL"
Salisbury NC. June 8 if. T '
TO LAUD & IIMEAL 0 W!
Persons ow ning-, , :
Fanning or Mineral Lands
" along tie
of the North '.Carolina-Railroad, fi cm ton
cord to Greensboio, and wish to difJKj!.
of the fame.; will do wtll to rail on
New York Land & Imigration Co.
17:tf i' ; . ni .
Mortgage Deeds for sale here
Also various otlr blans. " ' .
German Millet Grass:
d, cheap at XNlr
forms for sale at the u
sherifls, constables, agents, &cj, are aa p .
certainly great injustice to owners to P i.
furnish sale notices promptly and cheap-.
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