SALISBURY. H. C, SEPTEMBER 25, 1884.
"a . . .
An Old Man's Insanity. ,
JVfltty rt B''akfa8t Tahle-
Boontok, N. J Sept. 12.-It was
ft few minute- before 8 o clock this
morning wlie the right venera
ble William W. Messer came into the
dining room of the Briggs cottage, in
Boonton Park-;- pleasant, three
gtory house, which he had rented for
the season, and in which he lived
with his wife and daughter Mary, a
woman 20 years of age. Always
careless of his attire, Mr. Messer was
clothed only in a white shirt, thick
trousers, and an alpaca coat of shiny
black, His long white hair, of which
he wav very proud, fell in tangled
masses belowji is collarless neck. His
w.Vie and daughor had just sat down
to break fast when Appeared . The
old in- '7 eccentric, and ate
on Jatal a day, so they had not
wfliteo i' 8 'ie down, in a
low rock.. 'Hair at one end if a
- . nnil fiulDnnnp1 fair.
massive, ora.-"- -
he small room
pocket a heavy
"Papa," said 4
Qter, "put up
that Pistol or
"Leave and be damr3 said the
old man who had an fovernable
temper, of which he had lost almost
entire control with advancing years
he had -only a short time before
celebrated his seventy-fourth birth?
Miss Messer rose to her feet, and
three steps took her into the front
sitting room. As she crossed the
threshold the gray haired man raised
his weapon and tired. Mary fell face
downward on the crimson carpet, and
screaming with pain, turned and half
rose. Her mother, a large, portly
woman, had risen to her feet and
was looking with terrified eyes at her
husband. Seeming to reason with
himself in au instant, he again raised
the pistol and fired two shots at her.
She ran into front room, closed the
door, and sank into a chair. A mo
ment later a 1'ourth shot was heard.
The old man had put the pistol to
his right temple and pulled the trig
ger. The ba)j passeYl- through
his head, spattering the papered wall
with tiny specks of red. He fell
forward dead, his white'loeks resting
against the closed door, his shoulders
in a pool of blood, and the pistol by
his right had.
The wounds of Mrs. and Miss
Messer are fatal. Both mother and
daughtcr'are spoken of in the highest
terms by their neighbors. Of Messer's
eccentricities many strange storjes are
He Made a Little.
' Detroit Free
"Der clot hi np- neesness. he renlied.
as he wiped his face with a red ban
dana ami sat (own on a $2 trunk at
the door, i( ! as vhat you might call
blayed oudu It vhas hafd scratching
to make a tollar."
"But people wear clothes all the
"Oxactly, but peoples haf changed
a good deal. Some folks vhus all for
style, and dey go to a tailor to get a
fit. Odder peoples pny ready made
clothing, but so many of us vhas in
der peesness dot it vhas hard sledding.
Eafery mans who come into my blaee
expects to beat me down. Eafery
man look der goots all oafer for col-
fi un.d it vhas hard to deceive
"What do you ask for that twoed
"Vhell, my first price on dot suit
Was $14. After I talk for ten mju
tttes I drop to $12. If der customer
Pe?ius to pull out cotton fibers I
m. der price $10, at vfcich put
jy hand on my heart Und assure Itiui
uot I lose oafer treetbllar." "
"But if he doesn't take, it f ; ;
? Y-hel 1,1 go omit u nd my v h i fe
Wis itto him for $9 as a great favor.
W vhas ho more brofit in tweed
flat. I haf to pay :$4 in Rochester."
4 suppose you make up on trunks
"Make opp J Vhy, man, it vhas
ot part of der peeness vhat ruins me!
I,.ere! Here vhas a trunk mit a
.EW'loek -u m all conveniences dot
jask U for. If I doan't get so much
Jd;i to $3. If der shentleniau says
f vlnll look around t a leedle, i tell
Z!l ke il !vg 12 but it vlias
TT dot my children cry all
n'gnt lonKt" i J
ity I ,,u,st cost you nearly that."
mii. I ii-ir
an uncle who made
-work, a brudder who nut
a sister who tmnerK dpr
? und my fadder screws on der
DwiTc.; r y sweeping oudt my
ees. n m 1 . .. ...
- .luiej. vhas able to puy dot
,nnk for sixty cents."
"Do Vrn I .
j-v ever jet a customer go out
j uo.in rcmemhor o
. 1 n . . i a
I can't sell binL my
vhife conies in und trie it. If she
can t sell him, her sister comes in und
speaks like an angel. Sometimes a
man vhas shai-D a tteel. Hp
an $18 suit for 12. He knows dat
we haf to sacrifice, pecause our stock
vhas too large, mid he hangs off und
peats around t, und 1 finally close der
bargain und assure him dot I leaf for
County House to-m.irrow."
"And you lose "
"Vhell, dot suit cost me $5.25 in
"I guess you'll pull through."
4I hope so. You see, I 1 if oop
stairs to save house rent, I keep no
clerk to embezzle from me. I use
some kerosene to save gas. My rent
vhas low pecause I vhas a good ten
ant. I haf aunts und uncles und
brudders in der clothing und trunk
peesness. I vhas acquainted mit Van
detbilt und Gould. I piy vheu its
vhas hard times. I discpunt my own
paper. All dis vhas werry favorable
for my peesness, and it vhas dose
reasons dot makes me offer you a
complete suit of dot French broad
cloth for $22. I assure you dot it
vhas der greatest bargain in der
"And that suit cost you "
"Seven dollars in Rochester, but if
you pay $14 fare to Rochester and
back, lose two days und vhas out $4
for hotel bill how much you raakey
eh ? You must think of dose things."
The Agricultural Don't.
Don't settle down to the belief that red
clover wou't growjni the hum. Try it.
Don't believe that berries aud the lar
ger fruits are not wholesome in the fami
ly but save health and obtain pleasure
cheaply by planting all that will grow.
Don't fix the fence partly to-day with
a promise to do it better next week. That
time does not come until damage to be
regretted has been done.
Don't be content with half a crop when
. i - i .
a nine more moor win oring a tull one.
Don't try to get something out of noth
ing. Don't wait too much on the weather.
Don't go off dissatisfied because you
don't get rich by fanning iu a year or
Don't discourage .your children by con
stant complaints about your farm busi
ness. Don't buy a farm tool until you know
jast how j-oti can pay for-it.
Don't go fishing as long as the axe and
hoe need sharpening.
Don't forget that if you waste no time
Uu intending to them, your crops will
grow nights and Sundays.
Don't abolish farm accounts, but make
each cultivated field pay something above
Don't forget that a very few acres iu
fruit will often pay all the expenses of an
Don't use "cuss words" with 11113' ex
pectation of making them mend broken
harness. Southern Cultivator.
Facts and Figu r .
The following condensed statement
of the material progress-of the South
we clip from the trade issue of the
New Orleans Times. It shows: "From
1876 to 1883 the assessed wealth of
twelve Southern States increased
$640,707,028, an average of $160,
176,757 per annum. The assessed
value of these States in 1874, com
pared with 1883, is as follows:"
Alabama, $ 177,000,000 $I35,12G,1I8
, Carol iua,.
Total, $2,987,834,801 $2,788,115,883
The increase of wealth during the
year has been 205,718,978 as com
pared with an increase for the four
pieced i irg year oJf $i 604 7,757, sho w-
ing coniHHjeu improvement., jso see
tiou of the country can make a bette
showiiiir than this. Within this time
these States have all been under
Democratic administration and theijf
prosperity is due iu the main to the
wise and honest management of their
a tfa ( rs. Charlotte Observer. '
Longevity of the Sexes. jSome
interesting researches have recently
been made by the director of ttie
bureau of .statistics at Vienna to de
term ine the comparative longevity of
men and women, and ascertain the
causes of any difference that may ap
pear, lie finds that out of 103,831
individuals who have passed the age
of niuety years, 70,308 aire women,
while only 42,528 are men. - In Italy
he finds "241 alleged centenarian wo
men, and bntT41 men of that age.
The fact that of children who reach
the age of ten years there arc more
females who seem to be well estao
fished, and that the disproportion iu
Liuinlx-rs grows greater as the years of
their 1 lie advance is equally certain.
The number of male births exceeds
the female by 4 per cent.
It is a common complaint that the
far in and farm-life are not apprecia- '
ted by our people. We long for the !
more elesrant pursuits, or the ways
and fashions of the town. But the
farmer has the most sane and natural
occupation and ought to find life
sweeter if less highly seasoned, than
any other. He alone, strictly speak
ing, has a home. How can a man take
root and thrive without land ? He
writes his history upon his field. How
many ties, how many resources he
has ! His friendship with his cattle,
his team, his dog and his trees; the
satisfaction in his growing crops, in
his improved fields ; his intimacy
with Nature, bird and beast, and with
the quickening elemental forces ; his
co-operation with the cloud, the sea
sous, heat, wind, rain and frost.
Nothing will take the various social
distempers which the city and artifi
cial lite breed out of a man like farm
ing like direct and loving contact
with the soil. It draws out the poison.
It humbles him, teaches him patience
and reverence, and restores the pro-
per tone to his system.
Cling to the farm, make much of
it, put yourself in it, bestow your
heart and your brain upon it, so that
jt shall savor of you and radiate your
virtue after your day s work is done.
ocrtbner 9 Mouthy.
Eat in? Fruit.
One of the best evidences that the
American people of this ereneration
live better than their fathers did is
found in the steady and rapid growth
of the trade in tropical fruits. It is
not many years since the great ma
jority of people scarcely knew what a
banana was, and considered oranges
and lemons as luxuries to be afforded
only in sickness or on great occasions.
Now, not only these but other tropi-
1 j t . 1
cai fruits are bought ana eaten ai-
most as generally and freely as apples,
ami consumption of melons, peaches,
pears, plums and berries is on the
1 a 1
same universal ana extensive scale.
This ...is a change which tends not
1 . . ..
only to cratifv the taste out to pro-
mote health, which is the foundation
of human happiness and is of advan
tage to everybody. There is little
danger that any community will
spend too much money for ripe aud
sound fruit. Manchester (N. H.) Mer
A Rifle's Long Shot.
Melvina Butler, a young woman of
24, while busy in the kitchen of her
home, No. 308 Meridian street, Last
Boston, just before 9 o'clock this af
ternoon, was shot and almost instant
ly killed in what at first appeared to
be a most unaccountable way. She
was leaning over the stove when a
bullet came crashing through the
window and struck her squarely in
the left breast. She leaped in the air
1 . 1 1 1 i . a 1 e
ana men ieu 10 me noor, auu a tew
seconds afterward died. It was ascer
tained that the siiot was fired by a
sentry at the Charleston Navy Yard,
a mile away.
CH ANQING OUR FARMING WHYS.
We, iu this immediate sec
tion, are rapidly getting out of the
cotton groove. Rice, oats and corn
are becoming a factor in our agricul
tural prosperity much greater than is
by many supposed. Above here the
tobacco crop is taking the lead of all
other crops, and in some sections of
the State wheat-growing is attaining
a decided foothold, and the making
of hay is beginning to dawn upon us
and will in no distant day take rank
with any of the productions of the
The Dietary Lav of the Jews.
As always, the Jews of Ton I in and
Marseilles have escaped the ravages
of the cholera. Of the Jewish com-
m unity of 4.000 souls in Marseilles,
onlv seven have been seized with this
disease. Two of these seven were
life long invalids; another ninety
seven years of age, and two others
had not observed the Jewish law.
The Amerjcan Hebrew, of New York,
ascribes this comparative immunity to
the dietary laws of Judaism, and lifts
up its vujc.a against "the unclean oaal
feeding things of land and sea," which
Christian epicures prize so highly.
A Corpse op Stone. Mr. Alsa
Mitchell, of this county, died last
week. His wife died about six years
ago and was buried on the plantation.
Mr. Mitchell requested to be buried
at fell's church, aud desired' his wife's
body to be exhumed and placed be
side his, and when they dug into her
grave her body was found to be as
firm and solid as a rock, having be
come petrified. Her features were not
shrunken ana her tace was as tull as
a healthy live person's. Her dress
looked as natural and perfect as when
she was first buried. It is a remark
able' case of petrifaction. Chatham
Children as an Exhibit.
Mr. David Ker, writiug to the -it-
9 Bowl suggests that the school chil
lren f .New. Ileria N brought to the
Ap,.t.w, .c 0,0 m .1 ,, ' articles were presented by Napolean
If we are to .be judged by the world to Mme. Murat, and descended to her
under that .edict which isays "By their granddaughter, Mme. Stef, of Talla
fruits shall ye know them " we could ha8See, Fla., who, finding herself in
not offer to the world any higher ev- ' reduced cireumsUnces at the close of
laenceoi our civilization eon puuuc
spirit than the scores of well behaved
and healthy children who are receiv
ing education free of charge, at our
public schools. But, besides our de
sire to show to the world our healthy
and intelligent children, we should
embrace this golden opportunity for
letting the rising generation see, at
one view, all the world and its pro
ducts. Who knows that there is not,
amongst the children of Iberia, a fu
ture Hum bolt, or Rubens, a future
Edison, or Eads, or Pasteur, a future
De Steal, or Hemans, or George Sands,
whose ambition and future usefulness
will have been inspired by the re
membrance of what he or she had
seen at the World's Exposition, at
new wrieans, in iboot a cnance 10
see what the world has done and is
doing may stimulate our children to
exert themselves for the attainment of
some worthy object not before thought
Think of Such Sweetness and
Cruelty. The Elizabeth City Falcon
says that you may travel for miles in
a tolerably thickly settled portion of
Tyrrell county, and every house you
see has a yard full of bee-hives from
twenty-five to two hundred. The
way the people there manage it the
bees are not the slightest expense be
yond getting a rude box or section of
a hollow tree for a hive. The im
proved hive and the glass boxes for
honey are not used. Yet we are told
by these people that each hive nets
them about four and a half dollars.
When the honey is taken every bee
in the hive is killed. All that is nec
essary is to set up hives. The whole
country is full of bees.
A Paid Orator.
The Fayettville -Sun says that Pres
ident Gray of the Cape Fear & Yad
kiu Valley Railroad, in company with
Hon. Geo. M. Rose, went on business
to Bennettsville, South Carolina, and
stopped at Shoe Heel. The band ser
enaded them and called on Col. Gray
for a speech. The Colonel responded
by saying that he was no speaker but
that Mr. Rose was employed by him
to do his talking; whereupon Mr.
Rose made a talk in which he review
ed the works of Col. Gray, lauding
him iu swelling eulogy throughout.
This brought President Gray to his
feet in explanation, that Mr. Ro9e
was not employed to make that kind
A good business man has geen trac-
1 n 11. a 1 I a a a I
nig a circle ot aeots to illustrate me
present scarcity of money. A mer
chant owes a bank ; a farmer owes a
merchant ; another farmer owes the
first farmer : a tenant owes the second
farmer. Well, these are in his per
sonal acquaintance. Now if the ten
ant (upon whose success a good deal
of money depends) were to fail, the
failure would 111 all probability be
felt all the way back to the banker.
It is a somewhat treacherous compli
The commission appointed by the
Presideut to make a special study of
the international aud trade relations
W T m . 1 r . a
existing between the United otaies
and the Central anil South American
States, and report thereon, consists of
Geo. H. Sharpe, of New York ; 1 hos.
C. Reynolds, of Mississippi ; Solon O.
Thatcher, of Kansas ; Secretary, Hen
ry L. Thomas, of the District of Co
lumbia. The commissioners will re
ceive 7,000 a year.
Mr. Butner. the venerable host of
T I P J
the famous Salem hotel, died last week,
in a green old age beloved by many
a summer wanderer and all his ac
quaintances. He was born iu 1800,
at Belhania, N. Q. IJe came to Sa
lem at the age of thipteeu to learn the
hatter's Irade. Ab'uit 1823, he was
employed at the Salem Hotel, with
which, at varying intervals, in one
way or other, he was counseled till
the close of his life.
A Hint op Editorial Fun.
The two bare-headed dudes, whose
capers on the streets were noticed last
week, came into the office on Friday
morning each armed with a cowhide,
with the avowed purpose of cowhid
hiding the editor, but an ink paddle
did the work for them and they got
duwu he steps faster than they came
up.r- Monroe Enquirer.
Au old farmer who wrote to an editor
asking how to get rid of moles, received
the replj : "Plough tbeui out," auswered
back, "Can't do it. It's m Uiy S'11'
A set of gold teaspoons and desert
knives bearing the monogram and
coat-of-arms of Napoleon I., are in
the possession of the wife Capt. J. B.
Johnson, of Pine Bluff. Ark These
the war, wae compelled to sell them,
nnrl thpv WM ..Mi,0 k.. r.
and they were purchased by Capt.
uounson 10 r $ZUU.
Jay Gould says that the Southern
States are increasing their products
oeyona all precedent. Cotton man ti
factories are being establis
directions, and in Florida 1
lled in all
ries of furniture, etc., are numerous :
things they used to depend on the
North for exclusively, they now make
The S uth possesses in her varied
and valuable woods the basis of enor
mous future wealth. The manufac
ture of cabinet woods and furniture
111 the Sontll f in Iw nvulu rtno nl' Uaw
j lading industries, as the material is
almost unlimited and Hip rtr ,nw.
er tor factories abundant. Southern
The cholera still prevails with fearful
mortality iu Italy and in certain districts
f France. On the 15th 733 fresh cases
aud 270 deaths within the last 24 hours
were reported iu Italy.
A Nice Set, Truly.
Negroes aud white men in county
convention at Raleigh, and a general
quarrel betweeu them, when police
have to be called in to preseve peace.
And that is the crowd that want to
get possession of the government of
North Carolina. Any decent white
man who favors and co-operates with
such a crowd ought to be ashamed of
himself. White men and negroes ac
cuse each other of being bribed and
bought, and yet they are the fellows
who want to take the offices from de
cent, white tax-payers ! The notori-
I ous negro, James H. Harris, was nom
finaled as one of the Republican can
didates for the House in Wake.
Iu several of the Republican coun
ty conventions held this year the pro
ceedings have been almost as scanda-
lous as were those of the convention
in Wake. They cannot govern
themselves and yet they want to gov
ern the white people of a great State.
The Knthiisiiism for Clay.
Cor. Atlanta Constitution.
I asked Dr. Miller if the enthusi
asm for Blaine at the Chicago conven
tion equaled the feeling for Clay to
whom he has been compared. "No,"
he replied ; "nothing I think will ev
er equul that. When Clay was beat
en, there were men who went crazy
from grief, and men who died of grief.
I remember one story that was very
touching- A printer, who was a deaf-
mute, was deeply interested in Clay's
election. He could not speak or hur
rah of course, but he attended every
meeting.. His earnestness was such
that he was at length selected to carry
the flag in all processions and paradis.
When it was fully settled that Clay
was defeated this young fellow was
missing. He was found some days
afterwards, in the woods dead, with
his Has wrapped about his body.
Whis incident is tvpical ot the terrible,
tragic earnestness of that campaign.
STANDS AT THE HEAD!
-ri,t it ic the acknowledged Leader ia a
fact that cannot be disputed.
MANY IMITATE IT.
NONE EQUAL IT.
The Largest Armed.
Til. I.i.rlitest Running.
The Most Beautiful Wood Work
To be made of the best material.
To do auy and all kinds of work.
t- ho coniDlete in every respect.
Agents wanted in unoccupied territory
uistip SEWING MACHINE CO.,
. Richmond, Va
i iw Trr.iTTTZ & RENDLEMAN
'84-36;ly. Salisbury, N. C
.T ohn Sheppard.
For the Sale of Leaf Tobacco
Salisbury, Jfrrth CarotHHa
FARMER'S REMEMBER KLUTT'S WAREHOUSE has sold THREE
FOURTHS of all the Tobacco sold on this market this season, and can show
the highest averages for crops and a general average second to none ii tk
State for the same grades of Tobacco.
Is the BEST LIGHTED, BEST
. 1 . 1 1 1 t nmATk a s-m -w-. a. Mm
piace mat nas BTUKAttJS ROOM FOR
If you want the HIGHEST PRICES for your Tobacco sell at
where you will always find a full turn-out of anxious buyers.
JOHN SHEPPARD, the Champion Tobacco Auctioneer of Westi
obth Carolina, has orders for Tobaccos and will pay HIGHEST PRICE
for all grades from the Ground Leaves to Fancy Lemon Wrappers. f
HIGHEST PRICES GUARANTEED.
Your friends truly,
SHEPPARD, SWINK & MONROE.
Salisbury, N. C, June 4th, 1884.
And Will completely chance the blood In the
HM Who win take 1 PU1 each night from 1
health, if snch a thing: he possible. For Female
Physicians use them for the cure of LIVER and KIDNEY diseases, gold everywhere
era by maU tot 20c in ttmmptu Circulars free. I. 8. JOUN80.S a CO, Boston. UmZ
JOHNSON'S ANODYNE LINIMENT
Instates of the Spine. Sold everywhe re. Circulars tree.
ot, nacKiiur 1 oupn, v nooping iion, enronic inarrntea.
It is a welt-known fact that most of t tie
Horse and Cattle Powder sold In t h is conn
try Is worthless; that Sheridan's Condition
fowder Is absohi te ' v pure and v rrv raluable.
Nothing on Earth will make hens
lay like Sheridan's Condition Pow
der. Dose, one tsatpoonful to each pint of
also positively urevent and cure I Hoe
vsiiwswss wiiwssBjiirtiiyimianiRi. t vwow
Dec. SO, l883.10:ly
FACE'S WAREHOUSE !
UNION STEET, - -
Is now opened and ready for business We havt
one of the LARGEST
Warehouse ever built.
FOR THE SAL.E OP LEAP TOBACCO
in the best leaf market in
A. Trial I AA Wo Ask.
Snjf" Prompt returns and close
personal attention to consignments.
Frtiire Dealer, uphoistere
PARLOR SUITS, 35 to IC
CHEAP BEDS, $2.50. FINE LINE OF CARPETS.
Se wine Machines Weed and Hartforrh U
AS tX rSt I ' IV. I I I .a t- to toll
BIBLES. Ministers, teaotters anu oioers, wmnw w
t nrnmnd with us. To farmers' sons -nd other
. ... .
..... off. r. manv a'lTantei. both ns a rneano of
isto B. F. JOHWSOI
1 i v iz. psj.. w. c.coart, sc
Total Assets, $710,746.12i
A Home Company,
Seeking Home Patronage
Term Ptiliciea written on DwelHng.
Premiums payable One half cash and bal
anoo in twelve months.
J. ALLjEN" BBOWN, Agt.,
-nm. SalUbur-, N. C.
X. J. Monrc e.
ARRANGED and the only ho
use in t U
to IS 1
in three months
PUls here no
Croon, Asthma. Bronchitis.
Ci. Rheumatism. JOU.NftO.VM a(.
)VNK l.l.M.M IN I (for Jr.lerualand EUtmt
Vte) will tnfaiitnii(!,ioslT reuVvv n ,-,e irrriblo
ditt-axes, :.) mill pitive!r cur nine case
nut of t-n. Information thin will avr mavy
lirn sent free ly msll. iKm't iklaj a Wtjjmm
cures inflHMa. BfeedHw t the LnnP. nnane.
1 rtu mum w vcucr wan Cure.
I. S. JOHNSON CO.. Boston, aiass.
"holers Unrliu. Ki.lnc i n.iil.u.. --
MAKE KENS LAY
Cholera. &e. Sold everywhere, or sent hv mall fnrKe.ist
- DANVILLE, VA
and most COMPLETF
the United States,
Pace Bros. & Co
FINE WALNUT SUITS,
Cottage Suits, 20, 25 and ?
Wqyih fire Messes, IH,
-"-r -rT" . " ion thi.
yonn m jnst emisf on tap mmJfjl lHm tJMj
4. .11. u... A .HI ill 4 11 ! Iki latesaj
rurULAK niw duusb asm iaun
cultnre. Writ for
If hfQHT S INDIAN V EGETABU PH'
mm thk . .
And all 3 lious Com' la.p'
Me lt t;k Ix-lti ptirHy vrwea'Me; noit
tug. h-io- & eU. Ail Ur.KKlnn.
SAVE YOUR FEUTi
Scarr's Fruit Preservati
Without the use of Sealed Cans.
CHEAPEST and ONLY 8UR1 K
KNOWN. Perfectlt Harmless.
and try it.
At ENNISS Obu rof
Notice To Creditors!
All persona having claims agains
estate of J. N. Dobbins, dee'd, are h
not i tic 1 to exhibit the same to the Ui
signed on or before the 10th day oj
1885, or this notice will be pleaded :
of their rccoverv. J. f. Uoms,
Adni- ifj4 N, Ik&bins,
July 7th, 1884. 3t;v