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70L XV.--THIRB SERIES
S ALISEUEY. K. C, MAY 1, 1884.
TninV iust a moment! It mav be erreatlv to vour Drofit
RAIN IT, ACID. PHOSPHATE AND GUANOS
from oiw lo whom you rai se'l yon'.- ro:.on. & I have now ready and am selling
eve v dav for cash, or oa i'uie lo suit mv customers,
which is the best acid sold in the
which stand? so v in ueo-ia ami bourn L.vo' na innt tney pay fl p'-r ton more Tor
it titan hi;- ovher brands Dm I wi" sell at a smaM nrofit io meet prices of other brands.
A'so, I have t lie otst
. OX SALE IN THE
These Goods for Composting. &c. are tire very best that can be got anywhere. There
is none belle . Call at once, get p ices and put in vour 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 s::ive to have io that store everything a farmer would like
to buy. both fo;- himself aad Irs family. We v:i:it ov: customer to be a cheerful man,
and if he' has money in his u:se he ici-'l be eheevj'vl; but he can't be if, when he comes
to sell, bis e rep. it b; :n9 himlUt'e o:- noflrng. Everybody knows that on the fertilizer
lie uses, allowing the season lo oe at all favo.able, depends the result of his crop, and
this being the cast;, he has no right to risk that t op on anything that has not been
tried and proud. The .' owing will show what has beeu "tried and proved," in the
fertilizer way, on tinesto. . . o, and Major Ragland, of Halifax county. Va., the great
tobacco authority, and g: ower of pedigree tobacco seed, is the man who tells about it.
If anybody knows what tobacco is he certainly does:
'There are several brands of fertilizer manufactured specially for tobacco, differing
in composition, price, and merit; and after repeated experiments with most, if not all
the lest, the author gives it as his decided opinion, that for fine, bright, silky tobaccc
OTHIKCi KOJWJ.S the
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Tobacco Fertilizer, prepared by the Southern
And this opinion is based upon seventeen years' trial, and often in competition with the
best of othr brands on the market. It is a
fcan use Without the risk of getting something unsuited to his crop; and therefore I
eta recomnied it with confider.ee."
Messrsj Mathews & Williamson, of Reidsville, N. C, wrote the following to the
Company, bm state that they have seen nothing since to change their judgment
''From! our own peisonal experience, and it covers a long time, in watching the re
sults from ih e use of various brands of commercial fertilizers handled in this section, it
is our mature judgment that the 'ANCHOR BRANS' stands at the head of all
lor the production of fine, silky, yellow tobacco.
nourishment from the use of this article than
that if our farmers made it their stand-by, we
having some color but no body, and that the'
to enjoy frpm his labor; for low-grade tobacco
-Sow vje want you to have big money"
jou to make good bills with us, but pay for
Qtc the 'Anchor Brand and will supply
wetory. We don't want Doonle to abuse us
only what jime has shown to be the best.
you see or Confer with us. You certainlv can't afford to take any risk this year.
I will have this Season in larger quantity than ever before, the old relia
SEA FOWL GUANO
FOR COTHtON. It is a nl ensure to self this
worthy of (notice is, that it. has increased
u"and has (lone in this market. Also, I
j HYMANS & DANCY'S
PREMIUM GUAJN O,
which is one of the favorites of Cabarrus farmers.
liner Df and stands anv hirhrr with tlim
successful farmers, and especially raise fine large crops of Cotton.
u3PAnd tj accommodate my friends and customers, I will keep on hand a fullstock of
fTFlour,j Corn, Meal, Oats, cotton seed Meal. Bran, Ship Stuff, Bacon, Molasses, Salt.
&c., &c., tijat I will sell for cash or barter very lw. Also, will sell on time.
"Have a small lot of prime CLOVER SEED.
,,.,. J D GASKILL.
ru?e co:npMe J the most convenient Guano Warehouse In fown near Holmes' Tan Yard
t o u
State beyond douLt. Also, the
Fertilizing Company, Richmond, Na.
tried and yroted fertilizer, which the plant
The plant seems to receive more fitting
from any other, and we are of opinion
would hear less of light chaffy tobacco,
farmer would realize the result he ought
tcill not bring big money."
for your crop; because we not only desire
them when they are made ; hence we han
you, in quantities to suit, direct from the
about their fertilizer : wo. therefore, soli
So, make no arrangements in this line, unti
J. D. GASKILL.
brand because it Dlenses
And one fact
in sates the last two years, w
Inch no other
nnd wi all know flint thov are trnntl nnA
r. T c?
For tbe Watchmen.
It cannot be so Terj haul, .
Just once, for Watchman's Umreate bard
To rhyme about the Watchman ;
Who many a verse in school-house slough
And more composed behind the plow,
Like Bobby Burns the Scotchman,
WitlFE. P. H." on signet line,
Since boyish days of '49,
For minioned poet's corner
Of old Rowan's tenacious sheet,
In life all rivals having beat,
Like hardy Jacky Horner.
Right well I recollect the day
When I, a little boy at play
On banks of Yadkin river,
Made up a little piece of rhyme,
In onr postofBce dropped in time,
Just mainly to discover
If it was barely possible
For ? W
Myself in print to see, sir;
And when the Watchman printed it,
To father I never hinted it,
Lest duly he:d tin ash me, sir !
Well, that's enough about myself ;
Now let good ego take the shelf,
And trot out Brunei's Watchman ;
Competitors may come nud go,
But ever swimmiug sure and slow
Like Knickerbocker Dutchman,
It breasts the gale and rides the storm,
The same old steady printer form
Unswerving, calm, benignant :
The fires of war have burnt it out,
Sometimes it feels financial gout;
But e'er with life it's pregnant.
Slow as the tortoise oft it seems ;
But while your hare in happy dreams
Is lost, and wordy vapor,
Brief-spoken, firm and steady goes
With constant step, 'mid friends and foes,
This dauntless old newspaper,
And leaves your hare so far behind
She wakes amazed in time to find.
The Watchman's gone ahead, sir !
'The constant drop will wear the stone,
The slow and sure in time get on,"
V hen flashy sheets are dead, sir !
)ear Watchman, sentry of the right,
ong live, to "tell us ef the night"
Our nation's life surrounding ;
ong may we hear your honest voice
iejoicing when the good rejoice,
And many a rogue confounding !
May your familiar face e'er shine,
With homely wisdom iii each lino
And moral influence certain !
And Watchman on your final tomb,
May Chanty'it sweet flow'ret's bloom
Let fall its silken curtain !
E. P. II.
Mt. Vernon, N. C, April, 1864.
DANISH BARQUE K I ALTO,
On Voynge from Wilmington, N. C,
Towards Trieste, Austria.
Monday night, Dec. 31st, 1883
Lat. 32 59' N., Lon. 47 02' V.
A night in every respect worthy to
witness the death of the year. A
wild Western gale is howling astern,
driving the great ship through the
Stygian waters. Wit u the phantom
like piles of canvas gleaming in the
ghastly light of a cloud ridden moon
she speeds along like the spirit of the
Thundering after us come rolling
mountains from whose dark crests
flash brilliant creen phosphorescent
lights, like twinkling fires far up a
Occasionally one of these great bil
lows leaps over the bulwarks and
rushing from side to side looks like
flashes of imprisoned lightning. Un
der the bows there is a constant deaf
ening roar as of thunder as the ship
valiantly plunges her prow into the
seething mass of opposing waters.
See how gallantly she cuts the on-
ishing waves, dashing them into
atoms of gleaming, snowy foam,
which drifts sujlenly astern to min
gle with other vanquished billows in
her blazing wake ! Outside the cir
cle of foam the black waters look
still blacker, while here and there a
dolphin flashes through the depths
like an arrow of fire. And still the
west wind howls its dismal dirge, and
still the ship speeds on, borne by the
wings of the gale o er the curling
crtsts of the night-hued waves. In
imagination 1 see Hying past on the
rushing wind the sins, the sorrows,
the hideous .crimes and the bitter
tears of the year that is past, fleeing
from the adventof hisstainless succes
sor. Jan. 1st, 1884. Lat. 32 47' N.,
Lon. 43 52' W. Crash ! Dash !
Splash ! Something like that saluted
my ears on New Year's morning as
I lay, sleepily rubbing my eyes.
While I was debating with myself
whether to get up and investigate
the cause of the unseemly racket or
return to the embrace of Morpheus
and leave old Nep to his holiday
pranks a sudden lurch of the ship
shot me over the edge of the bunk
and spilled me into the wash stand.
When I managed to extricate myself
there was a scene worthy of Male
bolge or any other disagreeable place.
Dishes smashing, waves dashing.
Steward and cook rushing frantically
around. The marine culinary was in
such a state of devastation as is sel
dom secu. My state room went rav
ing crazj. Every thingw as iu a chron
ic state of transformation. Now I
stood on my head, and uow on my
feet ; now I sat on my trunk, again
my trunk sat on me; sometimes I lay
on my bed, aud sometimes my bed
on Die ; my barometer was practicing
gymnastics in the basin, having giv-
en up the weather as utterly hopeless; !
my mirror was playing "leap frog"
with a pair of sea hoots.. A vely
young "Webster's Unabridged" .
spread its leaves and sailed gaily
from its shelf, impressed with the
idea that it could fly, while a pious
water bottle administered the rites of
baptism to a pair of pants in a corner.
Breakfast under such circumstances
was a lively and informal meal.
Chesterfieldian table manners were
"de Imp." We were precipitated
from one end of the sofa to the other
with surprising rapidity; reached for
the sugar bowl and got a handful of
butter ; started a spoonful of porridge
in the way it should go, but involun
tarily changed our mind and depos
ited it in our eye ; concluded by has
tily swallowing half a cup of choco
late and emptying the remainder with
graceful abandon into our lap. Din
ner is a repetition of breakfast, only
more so. Dishes and attendants fly
frantically around, the former skil
fully eluding, the latter excitedly
pursuing. Soup is utterly unmana
geable ; the meat starts West to grow
up with the country, but is intercept
ed by the expectant canine, to whom
this viaudary commotion is a God
send. On deck the scene is lively and
stirring enough. The main deck is
knee deep in water which rushes
fromfcide to side. The geese protest
loudly against such proceedings, and
the pigs are hoarse witk incessant
coir plain ings. The starboard yard
arm tuaks a dive into the depths, then
the port goes down. At every roll
the masts describe an arc of 120
against the sky and at every plunge
you would imagine that we had dis
covered a short cut to China and
were bent on exploring it.
But everybody is in a good humor
(the unfortunate members of the culi
nary department excepted) and every
body looks cheerful for it is a "fair
wind" that is causing all this commo
tion and its pranks are readily par
doned since every frantic roll increas
es our distance from Columbia's
shores and every wild plunge brings
us correspondingly nearer to the land
Vou dem Kaiser.
Saturday, Jan. 12. Lat. 35 18'
N., Lon. 32 4G' W. What a vast
difference in ones calculations will
eight days of head winds and calms
make. Last Saturday we expected
to pass the staits of Gibralta to-day.
Instead of that we are sixty miles
further from them than we were then.
All the past week the weather has
been putting our patience to the
strongest test, and to-day having
reached the the Ultima Thuleof con
trariety the winds are sleeping the
satisfied sleep of a conqueror. To
look at the scene now one would
imagine that waves and storms were
only the creations of a poetic imagi
nation. Around by lifting winds forgot,
Resignedly beneatli the sky
The melaucholoy waters lie.
For no ripples curl, alas !
Along that wilderness of glass.
No swellings tell that winds may be
Upon some far off happier sea.
No hearings tell that winds hare been
On scenes less hideously serene.
Here, broiling in the sun, we lie,
"going with the heart, but with the
body stand iner still." as Dante ex-
presses it. At no other time do men
realize so fully their insignificance,
their utter helplessness, as in that
A t I
distracted frantic state to winch a
ten days calm rill convert the most
phlegmatic. Like the Norman
WW at m I .at
Jvuiglils ot old who went to name
with a court plaster on their brows
which they swore!not to remove un
til they had performed some deed of
valorworthy of their mistresses,! shall
place the seal of silence on this jour
ual until fortune wafts me some more
inspiriting theme than a nut shell
full of biped insects floating helpless
ly upon a molten mirror, with
great blue saucer turned down over
(To be Continued.)
Louisville Courier Journal.
Every man in the United States
who wears cloths and pays lor them
should read this :
The New York Times publishes a
comparison of the difference in the
prices in New York aud London of
men's clothing, which no fair minded
reader can consider without acknowl
edging the injustice of the outrageous
svstem that makes such a difference
possible. ' '
For instance, a broad cloth dress
suit which costs $50 in New York
costs only $22 in Loudon.
A heavy business suit which costs
$30 in New York costs only $13 in
A spring serge overcoat which costs
$20 in New York costs only $8.50 in
A winter beaver overcoat which
costs $35 in New York costs but
$14.50 in London.
A silk hat which costs $5 in New
York costs but $3 in London.
These articles altogether cost in
New York $140. In London they
cost but $61. The man who buys
these cloths, therefore, in New York
pays $79 more for them than
could buy them for in London.
What causes this difference in
prices of the two cities ?
No one will dispute that, with the
tariff removed, the same goods could
be purchased as cheaply in New York
as iu London, at least as cheaply plus
the freight rates between the two
The man who pays, therefore, $140
for clothes iu New York really buys
$61 worth of clothes, on which he
pays $79 taxes.
And where do these taxes tro?
If the goods are manufactured in
this country, not on cent reaches the
treasury. It is simply $79
(IV. I ICO MIC
I Q IV f lni it f ha . .. 1 , . 1.
wiij me luiiii tt 1 1 1 j tHiv inn I
man who buys 61
worm 01 c;ot lies aim given
man who makes cloth.
If l he goods are manufactured
abroad, $79 goes to a treasury which
does not need it.
In either case the purchaser of the
clothes gets absolutely nothing for
the $79 of the $140 which he spends.
If on buying the clothes he had to
pay $61 to the clothier, and $79 di
rectly to the tax collector, how long
would he stand such extortion ?
In result there is not a particle of
difference between that system and
the present tariff system according to
which he is thus unnecessarily and
exorbitantly taxed, not only in his
clothing but on nearly every other
necessity of life.
How long will the people of a coun
try which claims to be free submit to
his legalized robbery, which those
who uphold it, and grow fat upon it,
are pleased to call a
When a pack of negroes gather to
gether in the Court House of this
county in a political meeting, and
abuse the white people who pay
about all the taxes for the education
of the negroes and for their mainten
ance in the charitable institutions of
the State, it proves that they have
precious little gratitude or even
sense of propriety. The colored popu
lation does not pay a one-hundreth
part of the taxes for the support! of
our City Graded Schools or the Pub
lic Schools of the county, yet they
abuse and slander the whites who do
pay them. Their behaviour shows an
impudence and virulence that is inex
cusable. Their disgraceful conduct
in a political meeting in this city on
Saturday last shows that they are
un6t to hold office or for self-govern
ment. Of course there are a few ex
ceptions, but they are very few.
Since the recent discovery of Gar
net on the plantation of Mr. Julius
S. Sides, near town, of which meu-
tion was made in our last issue, his
neighbors have been in search of the
ame precious mineral, ana from
what we can learn their efforts have
not been iu vain. Among others the
following gentlemen have been nud-
iii2 this ore in great quantities on
their plantations. Messrs. I. A. Hart-
sell, Noah Propst, Abel and Pink
Winkler, C. M. White, C. P. Powell
and A. J. D. Morgan. Piedmont
Lincoln Mica Mines. Mr. Frank
Lander, of this place, is extensively
engaged in mica mining in the west
ern part of this county in the neigh
borhood of Dr. W. A. .Thompson s.
Mr. Lander is operating fire mints
which are yielding handsomely. He
is an expert in mica mining and
knows not only how to locate the
mica, but how to sell it to advantage
after it is obtained. Ltncolnton Press
"Is he honest ?" inquired a banker
of a friend who had recommended a
man for the position of janitor. 'Hon
est?' he echoes ; 'well, I don't know
what you call it: but he returned an
umbrella which he borrowed from me
yesterday.' The man was engaged as
Only seven Republicans voted in
Hip House of Renresentatives, last
week, against the present Interna
Revenue system. Charlotte Demo
Ven you see a counterfeit coin on
the side walk, pick it up. You are
liable to arrest if you try to pass it.
An exchange speaks of the "lead
ing band of the country." It is a
brass band, aud it may be first-lass ;
but the hat-band is generally at
"I fear no man !" he said. And
about that time his wife came along
and lead him off by the ear.
A dream of fair woman Rich men.
C. M. ATWELL,
AT FRONT WINDOW OF
rim9 XVLxxxltxi.xo Store
Main Street, Salibrury, N. C.
Will repair Clocks, Watches. Jewelrr,e
All wo-k warranted. Will also keep "a fa '
line of Hew rirst-Class Clocks.
Try me and save money by having goo I
work done at living figures.
March 18, 1884. 6m
l a week at home. 1 3 outfit free. Pav ah-
solutely sure. No risk. Capital not re-
iqu.rea. Reader. :f you want business
'at whlca nersons o' e rher sex runner
or old, can make jreat pay all tiie time they "work,
with absolute certainty, write for particulars to
H. Hallkt A Co., PorUand, Malae.
Administrator's Notice I
All persons holding claims against the
estate of D. S. Cowan, dee'd. are berehv
ratified to present said claims, duly au-
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1 Dent,cated t0 Joseph R. White, adm'r, on
r before the 14th dav of Fhrnirr 18ft.";
- Ml 1
M thi .Mi,. w;n k io u' t '
uvttvv nm UV pit all JU ittl Ul I (J
tovery. And those indebted to the estate
nm oe required to settle as early as prac
ticable. JOS. it. VV Hilt, Atlui'r.
Febr'y 14, 1884. Cw:pd
Parties having claims against, or indebt
ed to the China Grove Cooperative Asso
ciation, are notified that, by Power of At
torney, the time to settle is limited to Jan
uary 1st, 1885. J M. GRAY, Atty.
This Space Reserved
SHEPPARD, SWINK & MONROE,
For the Sale of
Salisbury, N. C.
And will completely change the blood in the
person who wul take 1 I'm eat n nj-Jit from 1
health, if such a thing be possible. For Fctualo
Physicians use tiiem lor tbo urc or . EK
or sent by mail for xc. in stamps. Circulars
JOHNSON'S ANODYKE L:!iV!r.T
nesi, ii-!;i!i2 ('ouch, Wbnaiiins (un, cr.rrwiic Hun.ujw.
Diseases of the Spine. 4ld cv rrwhere. Cirrnl:ir tm-
It is s well-known fact that nwwf of the
none Slid Cst tie Powder sold in this coun
try is worthless; that Sheridan's Crxtdition
Powder is sbsoliite'ypnre and vcryrainable.
Nothlnc on Earth will make hens
lay like Bhertdan's Condition low
Hr. Doss, one tsssooonful to each eint at
food. It will also positively prevent and cure I Ho?
SfSJ lOlaf B?IM rUAl PDA frm'",
WlllVlsSall ws s wsssaiirii uirciuars
Hec. 20, m. 10:!y
Wl SE& ffl J3S?SS(? Rl T-J 7 ' Cronn, Asthma. Bronchitis. NotmO-
llBHRPlr H fi M 71 N '' - ' - Khmnat!sm. JOHXMONK ano-
H Klin Si fH t r I M ; t !,,NE MMM-KNT (for lnlemalai,4Emnm
In m W fey? trxa f 1 4 "'- ''A 1 " Wl" fH'i".-wuilv relieve tie- terrlM
m B IH JSr MM h YilQ I V J 1 ' 1 - 1 ' a:: 1 lH'lv eore nine esses
B3Ha MM ti toft
livf ,! I IllJti)' Jmil't ill I IV II llll Mill
ts? a fa SB u L' m kk) &
1 Elias Howe Leather Machine - - - $15.00.
2 18-inch arm for heavy Leather, (good as new,) 40.00.
Original cost $125.00.
4 New Family Singer Machines,
3 American Xo. 1,
2 Wheeler k Wilson,
2 Home Shuttles,
The above have been used some hut
We also sell the
New Davis, American and
oyal St. John's,
at bottom prices warranted for 5 years and guarrantecdto giv
. - SATISFACTION.
- vwr. if KOWXE, Pre.. W. C. CO ART
T Mil. .....
Total Assets, $710,746.1.
A Home Company,
Seeking Home Patronage
Term Policies written on Dwelling.
Premiums payable One half cash and bal
ance in twelve months.
J. ALLEN BROWN, Agt.,
2:i:Gm- Salisbury, If. a
. nti ait o Hous Complaints
le to twill" iur-l-wji'M'-lc- nn tXtm
t-rs All lni '.gu.
r r"? JS1
entire lyAem in three months.
to 12 weeks, may be restored to
Complaints these Pills have no
and KIDNEY diseases. Sold eve
free. I. 8. Johnson a CO . Korton,
l'revviuioii is better than cure.
TKES Ir.ftuonza. mHtom st the Lnnn
I. S. JO. IN SON CO. v iioston. Uses.
i'.fnren-. .ii'iera Ntna, Kidney ii
I: as LAY
Cholera, Ac. Sold everywhere, or sent brmsil for tte.l
Furnished in large cans, price $1.00; tiy Bull.
tree. i. a. juujisoji w.,
$10 to $15.
- $10 to $15.
$12 and $15.
warranted to do good
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