fOL XV. THIRB SERIESI
SALISBURY, N. C JULY 31, 1884.
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DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CON
yENTION. SALISBURY, SATURDAY, AUG.
The Democratic County; Convention
for Rowan, will be held at the Court
House in Salisbury, -SaWiJugust 9th,
1864, at 12 o'clock M., for the purpose of
iwiuiiiating candidates as follows, to wit:
House of Representatives, Register of
Deeds, County Treasurer, Sheriff, Cor
euer and County Surveyor.
Tlie Democratic Township Conven-
t:., will he. held respect i veliii the
usual voting piecints,
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2J, 1864. at 12o'clock
of electing delejatcff,
ie County Con-
volition, and alsvTior
to consist of live active
Each Tow diip nniv
senU as manv
delegates to the County Convention as it
may see tit.
Tlie Township Executive Committees
will also meet in Salisbury Aug. Dth
184 to elect the County Executive Com
mittee, J- Mtv MAuSier, Ch'm.
Dem. Co. Ex-Com.
Salisbury. July 7th, 1884.
CON G U ESS IOXAL CONVEN
TION. Statesville, X. C, June 27, 1884.
The undersigned would respectfully uo
tify the Democrats of the 7th congres
sional district of North Carolina, that the
Demoeratic executive commit te of said
district has called ' ar-con vent ion to meet
in the town of Salisbury, N. C, on the
1st Thursday in August next, for the
purpose of nominating a candidate for
Congress ami also an elector for said dis
trict. Tlie various townships aud cdun
ties composing said district are requested
to hold their conventions fo; the purpose
of electiitg delegates to sjyid district con
vention. H. Bingham,
Chairman Ex. Com. 7th Dist.
Appointments of Gen. -Scales
The Democratic State committee
announce the f flowing appointments
for Gen. A. M. "ales, at which Dr.
Tyre York, the Republican candidate
has been invited to meet him, and a
joint canvass may beexpected :
Newton, Saturday, August 2d.
Marshall, Monday, August 4th.
Bu r ns v i I le, W ednesday , A ugus 1 t h .
Bakersville, Thursday, August 7th.
Marion, Saturday, August 9th.
Morganton, Monday, August 11th.
Lenoir, Saturday, August 16th.
Boone, Monday, August 18.
Jefferson, Tuesday, August 19.
Sparta, Wednesday, August 20.
Trap Hill, Thursday, August 21.
Wilkesboro, Friday, August 22.
Elkin, Saturday, August 23.
Dobson, Monday, August 26.
, Mocksville, Wednesday, August 27.
Salisbury, Thursday, August 28.
Democratic papers circulating in
the western part of North Carolina
are requested to copy.
DECLARATION OF ISDEPEXDEX'CE
ADOPTED JULY 22d.
Why Honest Men should 'Repudiate
Blaine and Support Ctetcland, the
Representative of Administrative Re
form. The Independent Republican con
ference assembled in New York Tues
day last issued the follow ing address:
The paramount issue of the Presi
dential election this year is moral
father than political. It concerns
national honor and character and hon
esty of administration rather than the
general politics of the government,
upon which the platforms of the two
parties do not essentially differ. No
position taken by one platform is se
riously traversed by the other, both
evidently contemplating a general
agreement of public opinion upon
subjects which have been long in con
troversy and unwillingness to declare
upon other and cardinal questions
views which in the present condition
of opinion might seriously disturb
the parties within themselves. The
parties indeed now cohere mainly by
nabitand tradition, and since the
great issues which have divided Uiem
have been settled the most vital po
litical activity has been tlie endeavor
Citizens in 1 tot 1 4 ju .
Adjust them to living issnW and to
make them an effectual agency of
political progress and reform. The
inrtispensible necessity of this course
has long been apparent, for in time
of profound peace at home and abroad
the most threatening national peril is
an in?ioiuous political corruption, a
mercenery and demoralizing spirit
and tendency, the result of which is
well described by Senator Hoar, of
Massachusetts, as "the shameless doc
trine that the true way by which pow
er should be gained in the Republic
is to bribe the people with tire offices
created for their service and the true
end for which it should be used when
gained in the promotion of selfish
ambition and the gratification of per
sonal rCvenge." But this doctrine
naturally has produced results which
are still more alarming. A corrupt
spirit and tendency have so rapidly
developed that they seek political
power, not Only to giatify ambition
and revenge but. to promote private
gain. They deride appeals . to- the
public conscience, defend the soiled
reputations of public men by the bold
assertion that all public men are
9jgwp,,a"y Su''tv declare that success in
r toi'n'" eminent position frees them
. n i r 1 in 4 . 4 i r n i 1 1 Lutitiomn f
Mjfttg doing, and despising all prac
tical measures to reform the system
of official patronage which fosters dis
honest politics, make a great party
nominally responsible for prolonged
and monstrous fraud, and proclaim
that it is the duty of every citizen
who for great and be Deficient ends
has habitually supported the party to
regard the success of the party at an
election without regard to thecharac
ter of those whom it selects as its ex
ecutive agents, to be a supreme na
tional necessity. A tendency more
fatal to the public welfare cannot be
conceived, and when by public indif
ference or misunderstanding this cor
rupt spirit is able to demand that the
country shall approve it by according
to it the highest honor in its gift, ev
ery patriotic cit zen must perceive
that no duty could be more pressing,
vital and imperative than thatof baf
fling and defeating the demand.
Jf the Republican convention had
presented a candidate whose charac
ter dud citreer were pledges of a reso
lute contest with the tendencies that
we have described ; if they had fore
told stern dealing with political cor
ruption and a vigorous correction of
the vast abuses which the long and
undisturbed term of power by any
party is sure to breed ; if the success
of their candidate had promised in
flexible honesty of adminstrafive pu
rification, the purification of the gov
ernment and the elevation of the par
ty standard, every Republican voter
would have gladly supported the
nomination j but these are precisely
the anticipations which the nomina
tion forbids. It offers a candidate
Who is an unfit leader, shown by his
own words and acknowledged acts,
which are on official record, to be un
worthy of respect and confidence ;
who has traded upon his official trust
for his pecuniary gain the represen
tative men, methods and conduct
which the public conscience condemns
and which illustrate the very evils
which honest inert would reform.
Such a nomination does not promise
in the Executive chair inflexible offi
cial integrity, calm and wise judg
ment, a sole regard for the public
welfare and unshrinking determina
tion to promote reform in the civil
.service, and ceaselessly to pursue aud
punish public robbers of every kind
The Independent voters have gen
erally supported the Republican nom
inations as more surely promising re
form than those of the Democratic
party. -The Independents, however,
cannot support a nomination . which
is the culmination of the tendency
they would "correct. Republicans can
not hope that under such leadership
as we have mentioned the abuses of
the past can be corrected or the party
reformed. . We are very proud of the
record and services, of the Republican
party, but not with our consent
or connivance shall that record fee
disgraced. Every party must be con
sistently renewed by the Intelligent in
dependence of its own members,or it
will sink from an agency to secure
good govern of-ent into a remorseless
despotism. The Republican party
first-sprang from moral sentiment.
It was a party of political morality
and -personal liberty It appealed
directly to the conscience of tire citi
zens. Hot like all parties it was a
political agency not to be worshipped'
but to be carefully held to the spirit
and purposes on which and for which
it was organized.. 'I do not know,"
said Mr. Seward, thirty ye,ars ago,
when he left the Whig party t join
the Republicans "I do not know
that it will always or even long pre
serve its courage, its moderation and
its c insistency. If it shall do so! it
will secure and save the country, f If
it, too, shall become unfaithful, as all
proceeding parties have done, it will,
without sorrow aud regret ou my
part, perish as they are perishing, and
Will give pltwe to another, truer and
better one." Thi reasoning must
not be forgotten. It is with a pro
found conviction of its wisdom that
Republicans, faithful to their party j
hut holding with the great Kepu bit
can fathers that political morality
and purity of administration are more
precious than party, are now con
strained to oppose the Republican
Presidential. nomination in the inter
est of what they believe to be pure
Republicanism, of the public welfare,
and of the honor of the American
The Republican nomination has for
a time superceded all other issues by
raising the question of official hones
ty. This question cannot be avoided
except on the plea that the official
character of the candidates need not
be considered, and that in order to
secure a party President the members
of the party ought to vote for any
candidate who has been regularly
nominated. This is a plea beyond
whiehjiarty madness cannot go. To
acquiesc in it would require the sur
render of the self-respect of every vo
ter. There could be no candidate so
unfit that this plea would not demand
his support, and Republican success,
justified by an argument which defies
the public conscience, would be the
overthrow of the vital principle of
the party, and show that the spirit
and character which created its great
traditions are rapidly perishing.
Upon the practical questions of the
tariff and finance and other questions
upon which both parties are divided
within themselves we are also divided
in opinion. We shall vote, therefore,
in the choice of representatives and
other officers according to our indi
vidual opinions of their political
views and their personal character.
Divided on other questions we are
united in the conviction that the
foundation of office aud honor should
be pure, and that the highest office
in the country should be filled by a
man of absolutely unsuspected ability.
As there is no distinctive issue upon
public policy presented for the con
sideration of the country, the charac
ter of the candidate becomes of the
highest importance to all citizens who
do not hold that party victory should
be secured at any cost. When the Re
publican nomination presents a can
didate whom we cannot support, the
Democratic party presents one whose
uame is the synonym of political cour
age and honesty and of administrative
reform. He has discharged every of
ficial trust with a sole regard to the
public welfare ami with a just disre
gard of mere partisan and political
advantages which, with the applause
aud confidence of both parties, have
raised him from the chief executive
administration of a great city to that
of a great State. His unreserved, in
telligent and sincere support of re
form iu the civil service has firmly
established that reform in the State
and cities of New York, and his per
sonal convictioiij proved by his offi
cial acts more decisive than any pos
sible platform declarations, are a
guarantee that iu its spirit aud in its
better reform would be enforced in
the National administration. His
high sense of dutyj his absolute and
unchallenged official integrity, his in
flexible courage in resisting party
pressure and public outcrv, his great
; experience in the details of adminis
tration and his commanding execu
tive ability and independence are
precisely the qualities which the po
litical situation demands iu the chief
'executive officer of the Government,
j to resist corporate monoply on the
one hand and demagogue communism
' on" the other, and at home and abroad
Kvithout menace or fear, to protect
every right of the American citizen
j and to respect every right of friendly
States by making political morality
'and private honesty the basis of con
stitutional administration. He is a
j Democrat who is happily free from
al association with the fiercer party
I differences of the slavery contest and
i whose financial views are in harmony
I with those of the best men in both
parties', and coming into public prom
inence at a time when official purity,
courage and character are of chief im
portance, he presents the qualities
and promise which Independent vo
ters desire and which the great body
of Republicans, believing those qual
ities to be absolutely indispensable in
the administration of the government
at this time, do not find in the candidate-of
their own party. Such In
dependent voters do not propose to
ally themselves inextricably with any
party. Such Republicans do not pro
pose to abandon the Republican par
ty nor to merge themselves in any
other party, but they do propose to
aid in defeating the Republicairnom-
i I nation, which, not for reasons of ex
pediency only, but for high moral
! and patiotic considerations, with a
j due regard for the Republican name
and for the American character, was
unfit to be made. They desire not to
evade the proper responsibility of
American citizens by declining to vote,
and they desire also to make their
votes as effective as possible for hon
est and pure and wise administration.
How can such voters who at this
election cannot conscientiously sup
port the Republican candidate, pro
mote the objects which they desire to
accomplish more surely thin by pus
porting the candidate who represents
qualities spirit and purpose which
they all agree believing to be of con
troling importance in this election ?
No citizen can rightfully avoid the
issue, or refuse to cast, his vote. The
ballot is a trust. Each voter is a
trustee for good government, bound
to answer to his private con
science for his public acts. This con
fidence, therefore, assuming that Re
publican and Independent voters who
for any reason cannot sustain the Re
publican nomination, desire to take a
course which under the necessary
conditions and constitutional methods
of a Presidential election, will most
readily and surely secure the result
at which they aim.
We respectfully recommend to all
such citizens to support the electors
who will vote for Grpver Cleveland
in order to most effectually to enforce
their conviction that nothing could
more deeply stain th6 American
name and prove more disastrous to
the publio welfare than the deliberate
indifference of the people of the Uni
ted States to increasing public cor
ruption and to want of official integ
rity in the highest trust of the Gov
SUNDAY SCHOOL ASSOCIATION.
Aug. 26, 27, 1884.
Opening Exercises Reading Scrip
tures, singing and prayer.
II. Making out roll of members by
calling the roll of Sunday Schools in
Reading the Minutes of last
IV. Election of officers.
V. Address of retiring President, J.
K. Graham, Esq.
VI. New officers take their seats.
VII. Reading the Programme of the
Chairman of the Executive Committee.
VIII. Singing. (N. B. The Presi-
Subject 1st Why is Sunday School
Work not more fruitful ?
Speakers: Rev. O. W. Oglesby, Mr. I. H. Foust
J. L. GrsEber, Esq . Mr. J. K. Orabam. Kev. J. M.
AsliUr, General discussion by members or tae As
Subject 2d The necessity of careful
preparation of the lesson by each teach
er. Speakers: Rev. J. A. Rasay, Rev. Bacbman 8
Brown, j. W. Mauney, Esq.. Mr. Geo. Wrlgnt, Kev.
A. W. White. General discussion.
Subject 3d The best methods of se
curing the attendance of teachers and
Speaker?: Rev. W. A. Lutz. Rev. Paul Barrlnger.
L. S. orerman, Ksq., Mr. Jas. A. Uudson. General
XL The election of delegates to the
State Convention, the collection for
necessary expenses, and arrangements
for next meeting, to be attended to on
the afternoon of the first day.
Subject 4th How far should lesson
papers, blackboards and illustrations be
allowed to supersede the use of the Bi
ble as a class book in Sunday School
Speakers : Rev. J. F. Tuttle, Prof. R. G. Klzer,
Dr. J. G. Ramsay, Rev. T. H. Strohecher, General
XII. Report of Committee on Statis
tics, on Wednesday morning 0 o'clock.
Subject 5th-The great rewards vouch
safed to faithful Sunday School work.
Speakers : Rev. Samuel Rothrock, Rev. Dr. Geo.
R Wetmore, Rev. P. M. Trexler, Mr. Thos P. John
son, Eev. R. W. Boyd. General discussion.
XIII. Miscellaneous business.
P. S. Other S. S. workers in the
County not named in the above list, are
expected to study such subjects as they
may prefer and take part, at pleasure,
in the general discussions. Any of the
above subjects may be changed or omit
ted, and new ones substitutea at me
pleasure of the Association.
Salisbury, July 23, 1884
ROWAN COUNTY BIBLE SOCIETY
Col. PAUL N. HEILIG, Prest.
Aug. 27, 1884, 11 o'clock, a. m.
1. Ann-aal Address on the Bible
Hause, by Rev. Joseph Wheeler, or an
2. Reports of contributions to Bibl
-anse called for.
3. Reports on Bible distribution.
4. Reports of Treasurer. Depositary,
and Executive Committee, made and
disposed of. w
5. Election of officers for ensuing
6. Miscellaneous business.
N. B. The Executive Committee
Specially request that collections for the
Bible cause be taken up in each church
in the county, and the amounts report
ed at the Annual Meeting.
STANDS AT THE HEAD!
That it is the acknowledged Lender is a
fact that cannot bo disputed.
MANY IMITATE IT.
NONE EQUAL IT.
The Largest Armed.
The Lightest Running.
The Most Beautiful Wood Work.
AJD IS WARRANTED
To be made of the best material.
To do auy aud all kinds of work.
To be complete in every respect.
Agents wanted in unoccupied territory.
DOMESTIC SEWING MACHINE CO..
For sale by KLUTTZ & RENDLEMAN,
'84 36: ly. Salisbury, N. C.
Rowan County, Jnne 5th, 84
PUBLIC SALE OF VALUABLE
At the Court House door in Salisbury, on
Monday the 4th day of August, 1884, I will
sell that valuable plantation formerly own
ed by George Cauble, situated five miles
south of Salisbury adjoining the Rimer
Mine land, and the land of David Eller and
others, containing 185 acres. This land
has a number of
on if, and is believed to be rich in minerals.
Terms of sale. One half ot tlie purchase
money will be required as soon as the sale
is confirmed, and a credit of G months, with
interest at eight per cent from d:'.y of salt
will be allowed for the other half. By order
of Court, J. M. HORAH, Clerk
Superior Court, Rowan Co.
Tornado and Fire Insurance.
THE HOME INSURANCE CO. of N. Y,
Capital $1,000,000. Cash Assets $7,492,751.11.
Is now prepared to Insure property not
only against tire but against loss or dam
age by Wind Storms, Cyclones or Torna
does. Rates reasonable. Policies written
one to five years. One-half cash and bal
ance in twelve month?.
For further particulars apply to
J. ALLEN BROWM, Agt,
Salisbury, N. C.
May .30, 1834 -'2m
VALUABLE STORH ROOMS
The large and beautiful store room for
merly occupied by Bearnhardt Bros., is
fcr rent. The building is two stories above
ground with a large and dry cellar. Depth
of store room 110 feet; width, 25 feet. It
is elegantly finished, and arranged for
Dry Goods and Groceries ; and considering
the advantages of the location in the cen
ter of business, is one of the most desira
ble places in town.
ALSO, TO KENT.
TWO STORE ROOMS in my new four
room block on Main street, between the
public Square and the Court House, two
being already occupied. The block 66x
90 feet) is two stories high above ground,
divided into four distinct suits, six rooms,
(includfng cellar), iu each suit. The store
rooms on "the ground floor.are large enough
for merchant doing a medium business, are
handsomely finished and most conveniently
arranged in respect to warming., lighting,
veil til lating. and access to the upper rooms
(4 in number), which may be used either
for a small family, for storage, or for sub
renting. A separate front entrance to the
upper "rooms from the street. Gas fixtures
throughout. The Kxpress Office will oc
cupy one of the suits of the block alter the
I am pleased to thank my customers for
the trade of the Spring and Summer and
desire to say that no eff.nts on my part
shall be lacking to keep on hand a stock
of Goods fully equal to the wants of the
community favoring me with their patron
acre The men in mv employ are experi
enced, competent and obliging, and ever
ready td serve customers with promptness
and politeness. R. J- HOLMES.
ia School for
1373 1 Rovh in
.u- r ith OAS LIGHT, a first-clas
GYMNASIUM, and a first-class BATH
HTheSnree is PEEP ABATOR Y ?r FIN
ISHINGr Thtre is a thoro.ighlv eqnipped School of
TELEGRAPHY. , ..
Special terms to voting men of small means.
lSlst Session begin" July 30th.
37:3t,pd. Bingham School, N. Q-
TP J.-L . ct J V
A ur i jig oaie
FARMER'S REMEMBER KLUTT8 WAREHOUSE has told THREE
FOURTHS of all the Tobacco sold on this market thig season, and can shov
the highest averages for crops and a general average second to uoue in the
State for the same grades of Tobacco.
Is the BEST LIGHTED, BEST ARRANGED and the only house in the
place that h.is STOR AGE ROOM FOR PLANTER'S TOBACCO
If you want the HIGHEST PRICES for your Tobaceo sell at
where you wiH always find a full turn-out of anxious buyers
JOHN SHEPPARD, the Champion Tobaooo Auctioneer op Wester
North Carolina, has orders for Tobaceos and will pay HIGHEST PRICES
for all grades from the Grouud Leaves to Fancy Lemon Wrappers.
HIGHEST PRICES GUARANTEED.
Salisbury. N. C, June ith, 1884.
" jtoui u mn'p DJOalns. Any
person who wffl take 1 PU1 each night from 1 to 13 weeks, may be restored to Bonnd
health, If such a thing be possible For Female Complaint these PiUs bavo ma anal
Physicians nse them for the cure of LIVKB Md ttlJDKSY discuses. Sold everywhere
or sent by mail for 9Zc ia stajeps. Circulars free. I. s. Johnson CO , Cotton Mom.
And wUl comnletelv chantro thn M,,.r! l-i
.ifiCSGN'S Ab'OtiYNE LIMIbCEfJT
S3 1 H 3 EL SB WEI
1 1 urm m
iibm. Hacking Coach, W'h.vvine tvuyh. Chronic Hiarrhue:. Ityewttw. dialers afortci, KMon 1 rouble, und
lissssc3 of ths Spine. Sold everywhere Circulars free. I. S. JOiiNSoX & CO., Mocton, Mau. "
It Is awe'.l-known fact t!:nt most of thn
Horse and Cattle I'oWder sold in ihis coun
try is worthless: that Sheridan's Condition
1'owderls absolute')" pure and veryvaluablc.
Nothing: on Earth will maka bras
lay lik Sheridaii's Condition Pow
der. Dose, one teaspnonfnl to each nmtof
food. It will also positively 11 revent anil enre I Hog
CHICK EN CHOLERA.
Dec. 20, lsSX 10:ly
PACE'S WAREHOUSE !
UNION STEET, - - - DANVILLE, VA.
Is now opened and ready for business. We have
one of the LARGEST and most COMPLETE
Warehouse ever built.
FOR THE SALE OF LEAF TOBACCO,
in the best leaf market iii the United States.
A. Ti-ial In Vll Wo Ask.
gHprompt returns and close) rPiPP fjTOS CKI I O
personal attention to consignments. JJu T
CORRESPONl F.XCE SOLICITED. PROPRS.
MtllTB Dealer Upholsterer,
PARLOR SUITS, 35 to $ LOO
CHEAP BEDS. $2.50. FINE LINE Of CARPETS,
Sewing Machines Weed and Hartford. Uir
W XXiJJ' I nd county to sell
jiibLLs. Ministers, teacnt-rs ana omen, whom lime u uunu) fui w"' " R
to currespond with us. To farmers )ns and other yonn mn just coming on the field of action, this
buVnes offers many advunttiir, both n mean of making moticy and of sail culture. Write for special
. - .. to
B. . JOIIABU.1 fc t;v.,
RHODES rftlO.VNE. PnE.. W. C. COART, SEC
Total Assets, $710,745 J 2.
A Hemic Company,
Seeking Home Patronage.
Term Policies written on Dwellings.
Premiums payable One half cash and bal
ance in twelve months.
J. ALLEN BROWN, Agt.,
S&lw'-ur-, N. C.
of L,eaf Tobacco
Salisbury, North Carolina,
Your friends trulyf
SHEPPARD, SWINK & MONROE.
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Cronp, As'.hma, Bronchitis, Ncnral-
Hbt'uiiHUiem. Johnson s axo-
UYNS I.INIMI.NT lorte.-rtialauUJijternul
Utf) will infrTcul.v relieve U.vw 1 rrltilo
disiMxcs, and will ixniilvrlr cntm trttie rs
ut of ten. liifi.nutJon thii tV m MVc many
Uvrt Miit frre lit- toad fiwj't !cja a uioweud
l'rcveciun ia Ocilef than cure.
("t'RK.1? lnnapnza. Rlctdin at th limn M..
Cholera, &c. Sold erervwhere . or ten t br mail Ur Me. ia
1 1 Circulars nee. I. & JOttMOM CO, Beaton,
Cottage Suits, 20, 25 and $30
Woyhi Wire Mattresses, $7.50,
our POPCLAU NEW HOOKS sod FAMILY
i(ts naw nirtci, itwamsaa,
W3WHT5 Indian ecetasle Pills
And ail Sifrous Complaints
k'fe to trtke, ttfvn:: iur"!y '-je'4a''le: no
it. , Irice cts. All MmOEHto.
SAVE YOUR FRUIT !
Scarr's Fruit Preservative !
Without the nse of Sealed Cans. The
CHEAPEST akd ONLY SURE KIND
KNOWN. Perfectly Harmless. Call
and try it.
At ENNISS' Dsrv SronE.
- There will be a meetiftg of tlie Stock-,
holder of the Western N. C. Railroad Com
pany in Sallslory, N. C, on Tuesday the
25th June, 1884: By order of the Presi
dent. Geo. P. Ekwjn.
Scc'y & Treast
Salisbury, N. C. May 21, I884.