The Carolina Watchman,
. . . . . , - i . .
VOL XV. -THIRD SERIES
SALISBURY. N. C. APRIL 24, 1884.
Think just a moment! It may be greatly to your profit
KAITfIT, ACID, PHOSPHATE AND GUANOS
from oue to whom you can sell your cotton, &c.- I have now reatjy and am selling
every day for cash, or on time to suit my customers,
which is the best acid sold in the State beyond doubt. Also, the
ASHEPOO ACID PHOSPHATE,
which stands so high in Georgia and South Carolina that they pay $1 per ton more for
it than for other brandy But I will sell at a small profit to meet prices of other brands.
Also, I have the best
ON SALE IX THE COUNTRY.
These Goods for Composting, &c, are the very best that can be got anywhere. There
is none better. Call at once, get prices and put in your orders.
J. D. GASKILL.
If ever- you had a showing for fine prices, it is in
: the crop of Tobacco to be planted this year.
We keep a store, and strive to have in that store everything farmer would like
to buy, both for himself and his family. We want our customer to be a cheerful man,
and if he hap money in his purse he will be cheerful; but he can't be if, when he comes
to sell his crop, it brings him little or nothing. Everybody knows that on the fertilizer
he uses, allowing the season to be at all favorable, depends the resnlt of his crop, and
this being the ease lie has no right to risk that crop on anything that has not been
tried and prated. The following. will show what has been ''tried and proved," in the
fertilizer way, on flue tobacco, and Major Rag land, -of Halifax county, Va., the great
tobacco authority, and grower-of pedigree'tobacco seed, is the man who tells about it.
Ifanybody knoics what tobacco is he certainly does:
''There arc several brands of fertilizer manufactured specially for tobacco, differing
in composition, price, and merit ; and after repeated experiments with most, if not all
the best, the author gives it as his decided opinion, that for fine, bright, silky tobacec
ptniRo EQi'AL8 the
Iobaeco Fertilizer, prepared by the Southern Fertilizing Company, Richmond, Na.
And this opinion is based upon seventeen years' trial, and often in competition with the
tst of other brands on the market. It is a tried and proved fertilizer, w hich the plant
Mean use without the risk of getting something unsuited to his crop ; and therefore I
ctnrecommed it with confidence."
Messrs. Mathews & Williamson, of Reidsville, N. C, wrote the following to the
Company, and state that they have seen nothing since to change their judgment.
"From our own personal experience, and it covers a long time, in watching the re
wilts from the use of various brands of commercial fertilizers handled in this section, it
Now mature judgment that th 'ANCHOR BRANS' stands at the head of all
for the production of fine, silky, yellow tobacco. The plant seems to receive more fitting
nourishment from the use orthis article than from any other, and we are of opinion
that ifur farmers made it their stand-by, we would hear less of light chaffy tobacco,
hing some color but no body, and that the farmer would realize the result he ought
enjoy from ,,is labr; for low-grade tobacco w-ill not bring big money."-
0V VC Wfint VOll trwlinvn 'lir mnnrv fnr vrmr rrriVa Iwciikp wa nrf rr tt Aaarr
Jutoniake good bills with us, but pay for them when they arc made; hence wc han
dle 'Anchor Brand,' and will supply you, in quantities to suit, direct from the
ctory. We don't want people to abuse us about their fertilizer ; we, therefore, sell
0alJ what time has shown to be the best. So, make no arrangements in this line, until
you see or confer with us. You certainly can't afford to take any risk this year.
J. D. GASKILL.
I will have this Season in larger quantity than ever before, the old relia
ble SEA FOWL GUANO
Wooi"' 's a.Pjeasure se" brand because it .pleases. And one fact
bran i5i ot notice 's that it has increased in sales the last two years, which no other
uu Has done in this mnrkft Al
. . . h we , i t i i i mi i
HYMANS & DANCY'S
whlP.ll in nno nf 4-ha fa
Other lirnn,! L? - ... , ... .
"ccessfi i f i uims any nigner wun tnem, ana we an Know tnat tney are good and
'ui tanners, and especially raise fine large crops of Cotton.
DANISH BARQUE R I ALTO,
On Voyage from Wilmington, N. C,
Toward Trieste, Austria.
10 P. M. The moon is just rising
m , a . w
trom her azure couch. As 1 eaze
been devastating the country around and dispersed, some to bunk, others
Silver Lake, making saveral intense- j to their respective stations, and the
ly dramatic appearance, with flaming voice of the man on the lookout was
eyes, dishevelled hair aud the usual j heard drawling out the monotonous
dime novel accompaniments of long
knife and blood stained
seems to have had the
effect of a
upon the chaste goddess of the night, stoke of paralysis or an unexpected
floodinflr the lonelv world of waters I board bill on the dwellers in that
with her silvery light, I realize the region, and made life a burden for
utter inability of any human lan- juveniles, tor whom she had an msa
guage to give even a faint conception ! tiable yearning. This paper further
of the solemn grandeur of the scene, j informs us that the superstitious na
How intensely lonely one feels as he tives imagined her a supernatural be
stands upon the silent deck and gazes j i'g, and that the blood-hounds, em
down into the sombre depths of the ployed to track her refused to quit
cemetery of nations ! How huge the their master's side, and stood, with
their tails tucked between their legs,
trembling with fear. As latest cable
graphic accounts from Cabarrus coun
ty to the "Datrblad " this terror of
the Western wilds was still at large.
The same reliable sheet informs its
readers that the "Co-operative. Asso
ciation of Brigands," in Missouri,
has petitioned Congress to erect a
monument to Jesse James, who, the
paper solemnly assures us, was con
sidered tha leading spirit of his age,
and whose untimely decease was uni
versally lamented. How the tow
hair of the Scandinavian reader will
bristle as he eagerly gulps down
the sesqui pedal ion words in which
this blood curdling tale is couched
by the mellow light of an eider duck
with a wick run through him ! When
I again hear one of my patriotic fel
low countrymen expatiating on the
superior enterprise of American jour
nalism I shall know that he is not a
subscriber to lha Barn holm "Dug
blad" ((Taily leaf or sheet) the exten
sive geographical knowledge of whose
editor I shall hereafter deeply respect
as well as his endeavors to communi
cate it in such a spicy manner to his
Tuesday, Dec. 25th, 1883. Lat.29
36' N., Long. 60 58' V. A bright
morning sun hurling its golden beams
down upon the surface of the waters
as though it would penetrate the hid
den horrors of the great depths aud
bring to light the dread mysteries
which shall only be revealed when
the sen gives up its dead ! A solita
ry ship rolling helplessly to and fro
in the embrace of a dead calm, blue
sky above, blue sea beneath and
around us, blue officers and blue
men ! All nature seems suffering
from an acute attack of azures.
And this is Christmas day ! The
"Yule dog" of the Scandinavians, the
day which the fraudulent old Norse
legends would have people believe
the Vikings of old held sacred to
wassail and hilarious carousals. Any
one who can look at a copy of the
modern edition of those musty old
sea robbers and believe him capable
of anything in the shape of a hilari
ous carousal must be possessed of a
regular Keely motor imagination.
My earliest impression of a Dane was
a majestic peisonagn with flaxen hair
and flowing beard who holding the
wassail bowl high o'er the heads of
the assemblage, exclaimed in a voice
of thunder, "Long live Kings Olof
and Odin the mighty." I have since
been intimately acquainted with some
of the descendants of those ancient
bushwhackers and must say that they
are not exactly as my fancy had
painted them. Many of them convey
the impression of having swapped
legs with a puddle duck, and bodies
with a beer barrel having the gait
of the former, and the contents of the
"Ynle tid" or "Yule dag" is held
very sacred by the Danes, and is far
more religiously observed in Den
mark thau any other Christian holi-
relaxing climate lead a "dolce far day. No shops or buildings are al-
black hull of the ship appears as she
silently steals o er the placid bosom
of the deep ! Her tapering masts
seem to pierce the azure vault, and
yet what a mere speck on the surface
of the vast Atlantic ! But why rush
myself iuto adjectival bankruptcy ov
er an Atlantic moon-rise, when we
are bound for the birth-place of beau
ty and romance? When we will see
the sun at morning tinge with rosy
light the shores of classic Italy, and
sink at close of day behind the Sa
bine hills, his last rays gilding the
domes of the Eternal City, the
moon rising o'er the Albanian hills,
casting her silvery shafts o'er the fair
isles of Greece, the gleaming columns
of the Parthenon, and over hill and
dale of the land of Sappho and Hel
en. The 11 o'clock bell
is ringing for lights out. The ship
is tumbling uneasily in a confused
sea, so characteristic of the Gulf
Stream. The silver streak in my ve
racious thermometer has already as
cended 15 since entering this great
adjuster of climates.
Monday, Dec. 24th. Lat. 30 13'
N., Lon. 62 02' W.
Mingled clouds and sunlight. At
length we draw an extensive sigh of
relief. Not because the sands of time
which mark the interval between
Christmas past aud Christmas future
have nearly run their course. Such
things are of little moment to us.
There will be no stockings hung up
here, unless it be wet ones, and no
benevolent St. Nich. but a supera
bundance of his uncanonized name
sake. The prodigious sigh then was
not in anticipation of joys to come,
but in the consciousness of dangers
past. To-day at the meridian, aud
subsequently at the P. M. observa
tions we found ourselves East of the
Bermudas, the lbete noir" of the At
lantic pilgrim, which have written
above them in sombre characters on
the chart, "Stormy region of the Gulf
Stream." This group, lying Lat.
32 N., 64 56' V., is one of the
most isolated portions of the globe,
being 690 miles from the nearest land.
From year's end to year's end thro'
all the changing seasons "Ye storm
vexed Bermoothes" is the favorite
haunt of the storm demons who in
cessantly lash the surrounding waters
into a r.iging fury. Li a despairing
little rhyme, well known to all sail
ors in this region, it is said
"If Bermudas let you pass
Theu look out for Hatteras,
Aud if Hatteras you should fail
On the coast you'll get a gale."
In which it appears that to the har
rassed mariner's mind the chance for
immunity from aerial carousals is
distressingly small. When you enter
the charmed circle which Prospero,
like the fairy in the "Sleeping Beau
ty," has drawn around this lonely
little group you find yourself in a
haven of rest, into which disturbances
aerial or mental never entered. If on
earth there be a Utopia surely it is
here. The inhabitants in this soft,
"Eight bells and all's well ! Lights
all right, sir !" and Christmas might
never have existed for all the traces
of it which remained on board the
(To be Continued.)
Definitions. A rich joke the
w 1 1 w.
one 1 played on Brown.
A foolish and witless piece of folly
ine one one that Brown played on
Am V.-4 ! ... . .1..
n.u uusLiiime cuss me man wuo
will not yield to me.
Proper and self-respecting firmness
my refusal to yield to him.
A well-trained child the one that
belongs to me.
An ill-mannered brat my neigh
bor's. A crank the man whose views do
not coincide with mine.
A very intelligent person the man
who agrees with me in everything.
The dead-letter office gets over 4,
000,000 letter a year.
The most appropriate pastry for a
free Inch counter sponge cake.
The Star says :
Bereaved. Wilmington has been
greatly bereaved in the deaths of Major
D. J. Lfevaue and Mr. Alexander Sprnnt.
They were both men of singularly pirr
lives and manly motives and principles.
Tw good mn, both Presbyterians,
have fallen before the great reaper
Death ; the one when the sun was in mid
heavens : the ether when the shadows
were lengthening and the westering sun
was near the hills. Wilmington could
ill spare two such men. But &od knows
what was beat and He doetli all things
THE VERY BEST.
The "F. F. Y.," from the patent roller
mills, of Virginia, at $3.50, equal to the
best in the market. A trial is all that is
necessary to convince you. I also keep
Wilson's Extra Family Flour and all other
grades of flour. J. D. McNEELY.
accommodate my friends and customers, I will keep on hand a fullstock of
T 'OUT Com Mr...l ri. 1 .-i . t Tcr isi: n. t -! n.n
. vio, v-uuuu setu .ucai, unrn, onip oiuu, nacou, jnoiasses, oau.
that I wilt sett for cash or barter very low. Also, will sell on time.
W"Have a small lot of prime CLOVER SEED.
J D GASKILL.
are conipieted.the most convenient Guano Warehouse in lown near Holmes' Tan Tard
niente -life, seeemintr never to think
of the troubles and turmoils, the
strife and struggles of that tumultu
ous word between which aud them
the elements have placed a barrier of
raging sea aud roaring gale. To the
storm tossed and weary mariner Ber
muda seems a veritable heaven ouearth
but like the oue above, straight is the
gate and narrow the way by which
one enters in. The mariner must
"keep his weather eye skinned," as
he phrases it, or he will find himself
hung up on the celestial gate post
otherwise a coral reef.
Christmas eve, with not a whisper
of the joyous revelries on land, borne
to us on the breeze ! No suggestion
of the all-pervading fire cracker, or
the jubilant small boy! The dark
rolling waves bring not a murmur of
this on their troubled bosoms. Noth
ing under the wide unbrekeu horizon
to remind us of that period of good
will, save the anxious geese on board
which seem ever apprehensive of an
anachronism ou the part of the bloody
By the way, it seems rather strange
to glean news from the Old North
State through the columns of a tiny
newspaper published' on one of the
islands of the Danish Archipelago.
To-lay I read a piece in the Barn
holm "Dagblad" about a Wild wo
man said to be roaming through the
jungles of Cabarrus county, ineffectu
ally pursued by four hundred men.
This strange being it appears had
lowed to be open. Business of every
kind is compelled by law to suspend
At 5 A. M., which is pitch dark at
that season iifthose latitudes, churches
are lighted up aud services are held.
The day is devoted to quiet family
gatherings, and much feasting is got
ten through with. As we had no
churches to light up, no buildings to
close, no family gatherings to attend,
and no very alarming amount of
faasting to get through with, we did
little outside of necessary ship's duty
but lounge around in the shade,
smoking innumerable pipes, spinning
yarns, aud anathematizing the weath
er. In the evening a grand dress ball
took place ou the gallant fore castle
given by numerous breezy old salts,
in honor of numerous other breezy
old sal i ues. The boatswain as mas
ter of ceremonies was mounted an the
capstan, belaying pin in hand, re
splendent in a braud new pea-jacket.
The weather beaten ladies wore sou'
westers to distinguish them from the
gentlemen, who were attired simply
but elegantly in short clay
pipes. All went merry as a marriage
bell or an animated dog fight, when
suddenly "ding-dong, ding-dong !"
eisht bells struck and the voice of
of the officer of the deck was heard
shouting, "Starboard watch below !
Port watch to stations !" The party
broke up as suddenly as Tain O'Sh a li
ter's witches at Auld Kirk Alloway,
J. S. McCUBBINS & CO.,
Having been unable to close out
their entire stock as heretofore ad-
vertised have determined to go ou
again and have just returned from
with a full New Stock of desirable
Drugs, Qnsensware, Fish, Bacon,
Lard, Corn, Flour, &c., all of which
they offer lower than ever before for
cash or first class Chattel Mortgage.
They have a full line of the highest
Standard Fertilizers. If you want
the best Cotton and Tobacco fertili
zers be sure to call on them before
buying. No. 1, Murphy Granite
Salisbury, N. C, April 3, 1884.
CM. AT WELL,
AT FBONT WINDOW OF
TJavis' Fxinxitvirc Store
Mai Street, Salisbury, N. C. -
Will repair Clocks, Watches. Jewelry, etc.
All work warranted. Will also keep a full
line of New rirst-Class Clocks.
Try me and save money by having good
work done at living figures. "
March 18, 1884. 6m
ml week at home, f outm free. Pav ab
V IL-ut-y sure. No risk. Capital not rt
kflf ll liulred. Reader, if yon want business
or old, can mate great pay all the time they work
with absolute certainty, write lor particulars to '
H. Hallett & Co., Portland, Maine.
Administrator's Notice I
AH persons holding claims against the
estate of D. S. Cowan, dee'd, are hereby
notified to present said claims, duly au
thenticated, to Joseph R. White, adm'r, on
or before the 14th day of February. tH8u,
or this notice will be plead in bar of re
covery. And those indebted to the estate
will be required to settle as early as prac
ticable. JOS. R. WHITE, Adm'r
Febr'y 14, 1884. 6w:pd
Parties haying claims against, or indebt
ed to the China Grove Co-operative Asso
ciation, are notified that, by Power of At
torney, the time to settle is limited to Jan
uary 1st, 1885. J M. GRAY, Att'y.
- unuutN BROWNE, Pkk.. W. C. COART, 8C
Total Assets, $710,745.12.
A Home Company,
Seeking Home Patronage.
Term Policies written on Dwellings
Premiums payable One half cash and bal
ance in twelve months.
J. ALLEN BROWN, Agt.,
23:6m- Salisbury, N. C.
r.iT 3 mm ?'ecseta3le Pills
And i ll 3 Nous Complaints
' .tie to t:ike, Itoijijr itiiHr veireruMe? nnnta.
nti. rrii 25 cu. All ir.i.r.rf. " r
This Space Reserved
SHEPPARD, SWINK & MONROE,
For the Sale of
Salisbury, 'N. C.
o Cv V S
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And will completely change tho blood la the entire system In three months. Any
person who will take 1 Pill each night from 1 to 13 weeks, may be restored to sound
health, if such a thing- be pogsibl?. For Terzlo Complaints theso Pills havo no equal.
Physicians use them for tho .-urn of LIVtit and KIDNEY diseases. Sold everywhere,
or sent by mail for Gc. in 6tam;o. Circniari. free. I. s JOHNSON & CO , Boston. Mass.
M H i.'iii t'M m 1-iMMKM (for Internal and Exit
r--- ,"-3 1 I i t-f) win !!!aiitancul relieve llirio ter
Ll VI f . -' ;, i i lisvu i. a...l ill positively cure nine e
F Ml L'J f ': ! j ' t' it c; i.u. Ji.. rm:.!ion thai w:l! avr n
F y f '-' i t' ' i'rt- l."faenrfrw l-y null. IVin t delay a laoa
bJ Li lv. J C L". J V 1'rcTeaiinii is teUcr than cufa.
JOHNSON'S ANOOV'NS LtJiilV-iiT ''W lnr:j?m. Biimir at the I.nnr non
nets. Hacking Cough, Whoopii; ""avh, W-r.itiio ii..rrrca. Iv..-nterv. rhoiera Morfitis,- Kidney IroaUes,
Diseases of the Spiue. Sold everywhere. Ciroilar imp. I. S. .l.Jii VS'iN & CO.. Boston, Mass.
Crosp, Asthma, Bronchitis, Keural-
Rla. Kheutuatism. Johnson s ano-
I'lM. ia.M3ll-.NI (lor Internal and External
t that most ef the Q H fi '7 kP F 3 2
old in this rnnn- 1 f, M -. ti l
eridan s Condition iUn 1M VJ1 H i t f 8
andvervvslDable. $i 63 h 5 U.W
111 make hens IStJ f fi a ft E l&dl Q
It ll a well-known fact
Horie and Cattle I'owdcr i
try is worthless ; that Sheridan'i
Powder Is abeolute'y pure i
Nothine on Earth will
lav like Sheridan's Condition Pow
der. Dose, one teaspoonful to each pint of
food. It will also positively prevent and cure Hog Cholera, fcc. Sold everywhere, or sent by mall for Metal
laflsf CM sfUOl ETDA I stmpa. Furnished in large cans,price.O0; ly mail. S1JQ,
sll iwiassil w lint lucmara xrte. i. o. juiusuj a cv., uosioo, ,
Dec. 20, l8S3.-10-.ly
1 Elias Howe Leather Machine, - - - $15.00.
2 18-inch arm for heavy Leather, (grnxl as new,) 40.00.
Original cost $ 125.00.
4 New Family Singer Machines, - - $10 to $15.
3 American No. 1, $10 to $15.
2 Wheeler & Wilson, - - - - $12 and $15.
2 Home Shuttles, $5.00.
1 Weed, ------ - $12.00.
The above have been used some but warranted to do good
We also sell the
New Davis, American and
Royal St. John's,
at bottom prices warranted for 5 years and guarranteed to give