?rHrusi)AY, dec. in, im.
$RNS vUns for Inform u ion on maters ad-
ri. anluu'iiiilioii rates of the Carolina
w a - - - i
Watchman Ait' ;i follows :
1 vcar. l;ioi in advance, fci..u
he price of wood has advanced.
Jan. McCorklc, Jr., a pupil at Davidson
College, is at home thts week.
Tobacco breaks at the three warehouses
hefr have been satisfactory this week.
Chriatmas trees aredamaging to church
furniture and should te erected in a hall.
Communications from Woodleaf, and
other remits in the county will appear next
Mr. D."R. Julian is spending a nhort
while, in Washington in a business ca-jrtu-.ity.
The Sheriff has issued his last ami final
call for taxes. Cost is to be added after
j Mr. Silford, the baker, is making large
preparations in his line to supply the
! Capt. It. R. Crawford and family, of
Winston, have been visiting relatives here
Mrs. W. J. Coitc, and children, of
Texas, are visiting her father Dr. J.J
There is a good deal of unsold eotton
In the county yet, notwithstanding the
large sales ou this market.
Salislniry's first National Bank paid
out over ten thousand dollars in eash
last week for eotton alone.
A number of fine breech loading shot
guns have been purchased by 'Salisbury's
sporting men this season.
II. a Dost & Co. H. C BostJ. P..
Ford, C. Host a new firm, will do agen
Cral husiness in leaf tobaeco here.
There will bo a Christmas tree in the
rresbyterian church for the benefit of the
Sunday school children on Christmas
Were money as plentiful are food
products and wearing apparel, here, rids
would be the most desirable siot on this
f - f " i ' '
"Bridge Commissioner, J. F. Robinson,
Ufill hinld a new in-nliro- across mm s
creek, at the old Mike Goodman place,
near Hack credk, next week.
Tlie Choral 'Union met at Mi's. J. D.
Brown's last week. The next regular
Meeting will be held at the residoneo of
Mrs. Wm. G. MeNeely.
Another hatch of R &JD Railroad em
ployees sent home for a few days. Freight
trains run into on Sunday night at Gla.-s
Coal Shoot and "Conrads Sidling."
Rev. Mr. Payne, of Concord, is assist
ing Dr. Rumple in Uws week's services,
preparatory to communion services to
l)o held iu the Presbyterian church on
Thco. F. Kluttz, Esq., has thoroughly
repaired the roof of the Drug Store, and
it is- understood tlmt the Masons and
Knights of Pythias.are going to adorn
their halls in an elegant manner.
jRcv.;T. W. Smith, who was assigncd"ly
the recent Conference, to this nlacc as
pastor of the Methodist church, will
preach -to that congregation next Sunday.
- ' The young people are arranging to make
I the approaching holidays a season of pleas-
urc excelled only in the olden time. A
Christmas to revert to with pleasant re
collections in after years.
That Salisbury possesses superior advan
; tages for prosecuting every kind of industry
is becoming well known away from home
it numerous letters of inquiry, received
terj week, will testify.
i SalUbury has been surpassingly fort u -nat
in the way of fire visitations, conse
quently the subject of water works is a
doll one. It seems that preparations for
war will begin hero not until war has
boon declared and ended.
The amount of small grain that has
been put io the ground in this county
: this fall, is immense. If there is an svver
age yield, next harvest will be the largest
Over know&in this section.
j MH Mclntyre, contractor and builder,
has just about completed two dwelling
housvs for Mr. John Buis on MainJSt.i
east end. Buildings go up here now as
If by magic, and the boom continues not
withstanding the winter is upon us.
' Subscribers of this paper who may feel
aggrieved at criticisms on town or county
affairs, arc invited to send their commun
ications here and over their own signa
ture. This is the right thing to do under
Only eighty marriages in Davie county
go far this year. The people of Davie do
not seem to worship at Hymen's altar as of
yore. In Rowan it is different. There
have- been 157 marriages iu this county
This influx of population to our town
m ust not be allowed to become discouraged
on account of a lack of dwelling houses to
accommodate them. Ye citizens who own
vacant lots, cover them with houses to
rant. The investment will pay you and
assist in the general improvement of both
the business and appearance of the place
A son of toil came in to sec us the oth
er day, and as, we shook, he said : "See
here, I wish I could handle enough
money of some sort ter git interested in
jet great silver question." And the quill
driver dropped a tear of genuine sympa
thy on his honest hand, the compositors
wept, und the gauut devil faintly moaned.
The "children of the Lutheran Sunday
school will enjoy, as usual, a Christmas
tree 'fins time in their new church.
South River Academy, under the effi
cient management of Mr. J. Hill, has
readied an attendance ofbetween thirty
five and forty.
There have leen more than two thou
sand five hundred bales of cotton handled
on this market within the past ten weeks.
But- little more than half the county's
crop has yet been sold. ,
Mr. Robert Wright, of Greensboro, an
employee of the It. fc D. Railroad, had the
misfortune to have his hand caught be
tween the bumpers of freight cars here on
Tuesday night, and was terribly crushed.
Dr. Whitehead attended him and thinks it
will not be accessary to amputate it.
Prof. W. II. Neave will have charge of
the music in the Methodist church during
the Christmas tree exercises. All lovers
of fine music will not lose the opportuni
ty of hearing him on that occasion. Prof.
Neave has invitations to Goldaboro, N.
C.,and Richmond, Va., to be present and
participate in some special musical, fes
tivities intended for the holidays.
An example of professional etiquette
and courtesy is witnessed here every day
in tin; conduct of the mcmlcrs of the Sal
isbury bar toward each other. They re
mind one, in their every day life, more of
a family of big brothers, than the fact that
they arc rivals in business. Salisbury has
reason to be and is proud of her legal
Any young man whom tlie ladies appoin
ted by the Presbyterian, Methodist and
Lutheran Sunday schools have not called
upon to contrrlntte to their Christmas trees
can have the pleasure of seeing the entire
membership of these committees by merely
mentioning the fact. It is not character
istic of such committees to slight anj
Last Friday the market was "booming,
if the term is admisablc. Aside from the
great variety presented by A. t'arker and
other fancy grocerymen, the streets were
lilTed with wagons loaded with everything
good to eat. Fish fresh from the Yadkin
river, turkeys in abundance, quail plenti
ful (eaught in nets) beef, mutton, pig and
almost anything else you might call for.
Sometime ago the Watchman sugges
ted that the Commissioners should
purchase a site for a new cemetery.
After a survey of the cemeteries here,
the one known as Oak Grove Cemetery,
which has been used as a burying place
for near a Century, is found to be about
tilled, so much so, that it is now a diffi
cult matter to- identify the- location of
graves that are not marked. It is a mat
ter of only a few years, when necessity
will compel a move of this sort, and as
several suitable and available locations
can now be secured, it should claim the
attention of our citizeusit once.
Change of Temperature.
On Tuesday morning tho thermometer
here registered 26 degrees Fah. and on
Wednesday morning the same regis
ter indicated 60 degrees. Early in the
morning a moist and very warm south
wind was blowing. The change of 34
degrees was made, however, in about
twelve hours, as it was nearly freezing at
sunset on Tuesday. Such sudden changes
arc of rare occurrence in this climate.
An interesting debate,, was that recent
ly held at China Grove. The question,
"Was the executioivof Mary Queen of
Scotts justifiable," was debated by the
following gentlemen : affirmative Geo
Page, Dr. I. M. Taylor, 'Squire Sloop,
James II. McKenzie; negative Prof. A
W?Owen, Chambers Owen,J. D. L. Kluttz,
Lewi3 Casper, R. B. Patterson. Quite
a crowd collected to hear this discussion,
and some of the speeches are said to have
been first rate. The negatives carried
the day not at all surprising since Prof.
Owen, the old tiino var horse debater,
led on that side.
Taxing Street Venders.
The Charlotte board of Aldermen have
increased the city license tax on street
venders of patent medicines, etc., from
five to twenty-five dollars per day.
This action effectually stops this meth
od of robbing tho people selling them
worthless remedies. Most people like to
be humbugged, and they will deliberately
walk up and buy a quack medicine, pay
ing cash for it, while they owe their doc
tor or druggist, or both. In this view of
the ease the Charlotte Aldermen acted
wisely. Vcrydikcly some- of merchants
would rejoice to see-a similar law in force
here. It is a matter for the consideration
of the Commissioners.
opening dAncc of the season, by
tho 1 "Salisbury Pleasure Club" was an
enjoyable affair to the devotees of the
terpsichorean muscv The hall was deco
rated with cedar and holly, and tho walls
with mikado--Japanesc ornaments. At
10 o'clock the promenade began, and it
was a pretty sight. The entire party was
in evening dress. Twenty-four couples
engaged in the first dance. There were
a number of visitors from adjacent
towns, both ladies and gentlemen, who
took iart. Ainong them were Miss Etta
Gibson, Miss Rosa Harris, Messrs T
Smith,, Gowan Dusenbury, and J B Sloan
of Concord Miss Rebecca Schenck and
Mr D Schenckj Jr., of Greensboro; Messrs
Wm McElwee, T J WithCrspoou and OA
Allison, of Statesville; Messrs Geo Hall
J E Flemming and M Foust, of Rowan
Mills ; Mr Geo Giblw of Morganton; Mr
Low McBee of Old Fort ; Mr and Mrs
Wm Meares, and Mr Joe Meares, of
Linwood. Tho Club have engaged the
services of a band, which will be retained
for some weeks and the dances will be
given a3 often as it may please Uutec in
terested to have them.
In the Mountains.
Mr. W. F. Bucklev. of New York, own
er of the Dunn's Mountain mine in this j
county, went with Supt. McCandless.of
that mine, to McDowell and some of the
other mountain counties recentlv. It
was a complete revelation to Mr. Buckley, j
winter as it is, and he is so much pleased j
that he proposes spending a large part of.
next summer tliere. He visited the Vein
Mountain and nuntsville mines and was
much impressed by what he saw. Mr. B.
is an enterprising and safe business man,
and will doubtless make his presence felt
in that section next year. He has al
ready spent thousands of dollars in this
Reception and Dance.
The reception and dinner given on last
Thursday by Mr. and Mrs. Fowler to Mr.
Henry L. Ford and bride, at South River,
is spoken of as a most enjoyable occasion.
A gentleman from town who was a guest
thprc said that a hundred and fifty per
sons dined at Mr. Fowler's that day, and
he continued : Yes, sir ; and they had
everything in the world good to eat on
that immense table.'' This cannot be im-
proved upon. Tho people of tho South
River neighborhood are all good livers
and they -know how to do the handsome
thing. Jack Lindsay. Ezra Tatum, and
J. C. Ford were the youngest ami jolliest
gnllanhs there. That evening the festivi
ties were concluded with a lig dance
given by Dr. W. L. Crump to the bride
aim groom, ai ms resmencc. it was a
delightful occasion, and was on a scale in
keeping with the feast which it succeeded.
All that part of the country will date
events from the Ford-Lindsay marriage.
On last Thursday evening Sandy Tate
callcd-on Robt. Bruce, a laborer at the
Dunn's Mountain mine, and found him
asleep on a lnjd in his cabin. Tate had
een told that an improper intimacy ex
isted between Bruce and his daughter,
and feeling outraged he attacked the
sleeping man -with a butcher knife. He
struck one blow and the blood began
spurting in every direction. Tate left
the room then and Bruce came out call
ing for assistance. The knife had struck
the left arm of the sleeping man be
tween the elbow ana wrist ana cut it
about half offt completely severing the
flesh on one side of the bone. Tate on
finding him able to get out made for him
again, but bystanders mteriercd. He also
soon learned that he had Ikjcii entire! v
mistaken as to Bruce's intimacy with his
daughter and he immediately repented
ttvnd was profuse in his apologies. He
professed great sorrow for what he had
done, but Bruce felt that it was too late
to be sorry, and so the matter will go into
the courts. Tate waived the preliminary
examination, and gave hond for his ap
A little son of MrWestly Miller, who
ives near Zebjin Franklin township, was"
dreadfully burned on last Saturday even
ing. It seems that the children of the
family were making a fire and using ker
osene in this way, when the can was
overturned and the escaping fluid fell on
this little boy. It caught tire just as it
fell on him, and Dr. Summcrell, who at
tended the child, says that the skin was
burned from at least three fourth of its
body. He died in great pain in about six
hours. How frequent and dreadful arc
the calamities which attend tho use of
kerosene. It seems that people would go
back to dip candles or even pine knots in
view of tho daily record of deaths from
This reminds the citizens of Salisbury
of tho matter of lights in town. The gas
now made at the works is anything but
good. It is red and gives but a feeble
light. The poorness of the light and the
unreasonable price asked for it deter the
citizens from using it. Gas is the safest
Hght, and many citizens would prefer it
if made properly and sold at moderate
figures. The Gas Company is in position
to do the town some good, and this sub
ject is commended to their consideration.
The town Councel here liave agreed upon
erecting a new building for the accommo
dation of weary travelers. The intention
is' to make this a first class house in every
respect, including modern conveniences.
The rooms or apartments will be construc
ted with a view to thorough ventilation
t . i . . . s
ami tnc entire interior of the building to
be heated from one source. Tle doors to
K . ti "ii . ..
ninruneni win oc gouon up on a
style that will render it unnecessary for
the occupant to open his door in order to
see what is going on in the corridor. The
proprietor, who is ex officio Mayor of the
town will cuter the office every morning
shortly after water has liccn served to the
guests, for the purpose of settling with
those who have shurcd the hospitality of
the House during the night. In addition
to tho rates charged for lodging and aqva
purn, a small amount will be exacted from
each one of the patrons for incidental
purposes; m oiner words, to keep the
thing running. A corps, consisting of two
or more servants, will lie constantly in at
tendance, whose duty it will be to first
regulate the temperature of room on cold
nights. Secondly, to secure guests agaiiift
lieiug burglarized, seeing visions, &c, by
i"i mm mi: uuvi iu ii iipurTiuenc as
soon as Uc guests are on the inside, and to
keep the keys in hand tilt the proprietor
enters the office for settlement. It will
further be their duty to be on the alert for
patrons, 'and assist all who through inac
tivity of tho lower limbs nd othcrwi c are
unable reach the asylum, whether in day
time or afterwards. The edifice will
up at ontc
Will this Opportunity Pass Also?
The last proposition as regards the ent
400 nidi project is from an Albany, N. Y.,
man - lle has 80,000 worth of nearly
ncw machinery, which he offers for
$50,000. He proposes to take $30,000 in
stock, leaving a balance of $20,000. Ho
luis a friend who will take $10,000 worth
of stock. This leaves a balance of only
ten thousandfor the people of Rowan to
subscribe in order to secure the cotton
mill. It looks like a success at the start.
There is 'a gentleman in a neighboring
town who has notified a " friend here that
he will take $5,000 in stock. That brings
the balance to be drawn from the resi
dents of Rowan to only $5,000. What a
showing is this ! Will the people of the
town and county allow some other out
sider to take the remaining stock ? If so,
the fact would be fully demonstrated that
a cotton mill is not wanted here.
This cannot be true, and on next Mon
day, the 14th, all who arc interested are
urged to be present in the Courthouse at
12 o'clock, and come prepared to sub
scribe to the stock of this enterprise. Hon
Walter L. Steele, Robt. L. Steele and O.
S, Causey, all thoroughly conversant with
the ups and downs of cotton mills, will
at Id re the meeting. If Walter L. Steele
don't make a good speech and one well
worth your hearing, it will be the first
failure of his life. There is not a man or
boy in the county who can afford to miss
This cotton mill is but a start in the
right direction. Already there is a scheme
on foot for the building of an oil mill in
connection with the cotton mill. And
the- next important step will bo the
building of fertilizer works to use the re
fuse of the oil mill and other abundant
waste; and so one enterprise leads to anoth
er. Start the wheel of industry and thrift
will follow fast
The Board of County Commissioners
met as usual, on the first Monday of the
month. W. L. Kluttz Avas appointed
temporary chairman, and the first busi
ness was the reconsideration of tho resig
nation of Chairman T. J. Sumner. Mr.
Sumner was requested by the Board to
withdraw Ida resignation and resume his
duties as Commissioner. This was done,
and Mr. Sumner was re-instated
This action was irregular. The Code
provides that when a vacancy occurs in a
board of county commissioners, that the
magistrates of the county shall fill the
vacancy. There was a vacancy because
the Board had accepted the resignation of
a member, and had called together the
magistrates the electing power to fill
it. These were present, and should have
filled the vacancy by re-electing Mr
Sumner, if it was desired. From a legal
standpoint thev doubtless transcended
the power given them, and acted on their
own authority in this matter. These are
the facts. The Watchman, however,
with a host of others, is glad that the old
Chairman is to continue at the head of
county affairs ; but deprecates the man
ner of Ids re-instatemcnt, as it establishes
if not confirmed by the magistrates
precedent which may give trouble at
some future time.
II. N. Woodson, Clerk of the Board, re
ported funds on hand to the amount of
$51.50, which was turned into the county
treasury. Allowances were made to
numlicr of outside poor. Adam Brown,
keeper of the poor house, reported an av
25 pauicrs for the month of
November 10 whites and 15 negroes.
He also exhibited an itemized account of
the expense of maintaining these paupers
for the month, which amountch to $105.45.
License was granted M. L. Arcy to
retail spirituous liquors at the old Hos
pital building, coi ner of Lee and Council
streets, for one year. Similar licenses
were granted J. H. Nail and E. Loeper,
who will retail for the next year at Their
respective places of business.
One hundred yards of the public road
between Salisbury and Grant's creek was
ordered to bo macadamized
Sheriff Krider gave nowlnrnds $50,000
as required by law. J. Sam'l McCub-
bins, Jr., also renewed his bonds as
County Treasurer and as Treasurer of the
County School Fund. Tho bonds of D. A.
Atwoll, Coroner, J. M. Horah, Clerk of the
Court, and H. N. Woodson, Register of
Deeds, were also renewed. These officers
filed their annual reports, all of wdiich
were examined, approved, and ordered fo
be recorded in tho book of official reports.
For the Watchman.
When you, the Watchman's funny man
And home-made wit, C'lodknocker,
Seize your Did pen. then old Howan
Fresh Jokes enough to Mock her
Kext merry Christmas budget Unas,
And cacbluatlons lia-hus
Re-vcho from Young's Mountain pines
To Yadkin valley papaws.
Your very foot-fall mnkes ns triad;
Your urblstle sets us grinning;
When folks are "out of sorts" or mad
To turn their souls from sinning.
Fun's physic, pure, original.
Your doctor wallets carry;
Near Tnlty manse or township Steele
No M. D. long can tarry-
Tho Watchman's poet laureate
The season's compliments, sir.
Sends to the Watchman's man of wit.
And every word Is set, sir,
Home, talent's praises to repeat,
Home scribblers to encourage.
That Southern Ksaus may not eat
Quite so much Yankee porridge.
K. P. II.
Mt. Yemen, Dec. 8th, 85.
Enoch ville Items.
One of the first and most energetic
founders of this village, Mr. H. J. Over
cash, left today, Decern her 8th, for Pales
tine lexas. H-ami ins family were ac
tive in establishing aud supporting every
laudable enterprise undertaken by Ihe
citizens. 1 hey will nc much missed, and
carry with them the best wishes of their
many friends. W. K. r reclaim, of Cabar
rus county, will move into his house. We
can furnish good houses for several more
families. W, A, L,
Congress ntet Tuesday. After the elec.
tioirof presiding officers and the swearing
in of new members, buth houses adim
n I until Wednesday, -out of respect to the
late Vice President Ueudrickd.
T. K. BKUXKR, K11ITOR.
In Randolph county a number -of ex
pert prospecters are at work in search of
new metaliferous veins.
South Carolina Mines.
There is but little change in the work in
thisState since last reported. The Haile in
creased its work some in November. The
Brewer mine remains unchanged.
The Georgia Mines.
In Georgia, the larger mines, the Ivey
excepted, arc doing full work with satis
factory returns. No material changes
Hew Find in Randolph.
Mr. Thomas Henly has recently dis
covered a vein on the Betty MeOee place,
which is rich in gold. He is confident of
having a big thing.
The Englishmen who latetly took charge
of the work at the Winningham mine
are pushing men. They are vigorous in
their development and report ore improv
ing as progress is made. Just now I hey
are engaged x putting up their new
New Hoover Hill.
Sup. Freecheville reports to the English
company thee progress at the mine during
the month of Uctoler, as follows : "Mill
20 Stamps 24 days crushed 792 tons of
ore, yielding 5iUU.49 ounces' ot gold"
worth a little more than four thousand
Gold Hill Mine.
Sunt. Mnuncy reports the hnding of a
good body of ore in the Williams drift,
500 feet from the surface. This will be
encouraging news to the new London
company organized recently for the pur
pose ot working tins lamous old pro
Tho famous old Reid mine in Cabar
rus county is at work, again, and it is
stated on reliable authority that a good
body of ore has been found. The
Reid produced the 28 pound nugget, so
frequently spoken of in this State.
Vein Mountain Mine.
Superintendent Gaden reports that
their new stamp mill is ready to go into
This property and the Iluntsville pro
perty adjoining embrace about 8,000 acres
of land. Both properties are being work
ed. Vein and placer
conducted on each,
Dunn's Mountain Mine.
Mr. Jas. McCandless, Suierintendent
of Dunn's Mountain, reports that Mr.
Buckley, the owner, has authorized him
to proceed with the development of that
property. He will proceed at once to
sink two ncw shafts, 200 feet each. In
the mean time he will continue tho clear
ing of the old workings.
Examining the Ore Supply.
Mr. C. E. Hawley, C. E., of Washing
ton Citv, was here this week. He is
interested in the ore supply question of
this State, with reference to the introduc
tion of n method of treatment. He has
been a very active man in mining circles
west and comes freighted with the ex-
. m - . i
perieneo ot twenty years oi practical
work in the best districts of the west and
Mexico. He is pleased, as far as his in
vestigations have gone, and will return
Liter to pursue them wit i a view of doing
some important work.
In Mecklenburg County
the Frazier, St. Catherine and Rudisil
mines are worked as usual. The Hen
derson mine has recently been reopened
and prospected by Mr. W. H. N. Chirk,
and it is reported that the appearanae of
the body of ore is satisfactory. The pro
perty has always been regarded as a
valuable one by those most com potent to
The visiting miners in Mccklonburg
there havo been a goodly number this
season have directed their inquiries so
far to supplies of oro for work, rather
than to mines jwr sc. These practical
men arc as a rule, pleased with the me-
tallurgical promise of the section.
Cotton Hill Meeting,
Quite a number of citizens mat nt the
Mayer's office last Friday night to discuss
the feasibility of the erection of a cotton
null in our town. The meeting organized
by electing Mayor Neave chairman, and
Thco. Buerbaum secretery. Messrs. Kluttz
and 'MeNeely, after stating the olyeet ofJ
the meeting, said that they had several
communications in their possession, one
from a party in New York State that was
willing to move their cotton mill plant to
Salisbury, valuing the machinery at $35,000
and agreeing to take $),0OO stock, the cit
izens of the county to supply the balance; an
other party offered terms very similar.
After a lengthy discussion, it was agreed to
call a meeting of the people of Howan and
adjoin! nu counties at our courthouse at 12
oclock Monday, December 14th. Messrs.
MeNeely, Stnithdcal, and Bleroncy were ap
pointed a committee of arrangements. It
was moved and carried to have another
committee to solicit subscriptions, to con
sist of Then. F. Kluttz, J. A. Boy den, A
Parker, J. D. Gaskill, J. D. MeNeeley, Wm.
Stnithdcal, and 31. L. Bean. Upoa motion
the chairman and MaJ. 8 V. Cole were
asked to invite Hon. W. L. Steele, H. L.
Steele and other practlonl cotton mill men
to address the meeting. It was moved and
carried that the secretary be requested ro
furnish to Imth our town papers the pro
ceedings of this meeting lor publication.
Tuku. Bukbbauk, JS. B. Nkavb,
Bloody sbiit thcrinan is President f
the Senate. Logan decliucd the caucus
nomiuutiou which was tcudercd him.
The Washington correspondent of the
Charlotte Observer says of our Represen
"Mr. Henderson is highly pmid by
gentlemen from the West as learned.
zealous, indefatigable in labor ami con
scientious in the discharge of every dnty
(Conducted by a. r., Ooldsboro, W. C.)
The "Century Manzme" for Decem
ber in pictorial and litcrnrv fcatiirt U
not behind former issues in timeliness and
general interest. Tho frontispiece is a
striking portrait of the late Helen Jack
son -C'H. H."), with which Is given an
appreciative account of her life and
writings, by a New England writer, fol
lowed by seven new 'poems, her work in
verse. George P. Lat hron draws enter
taining word portraits of the Gardiner
of Gardiner's Island, under the title, "An
American Liordship," and the sketches by
Harry Ferm, give charming glimpses of
their island estate. Mark Twain con
tributes a chapter of autobiography, enti
tled "The Private History of a Campaign
tnat railed,-' wbtch is. humorously illus
trated by Kemble. James's "The Bosto
nians" and Mrs. Footo's "John Bodewin's
Test tun n v" Aim i-i.iitiim.xl Thi nntnlwr
is remarkable for its poetry. BeiWs the 1
"Last rooms" of Mrs. Jackson, there are 2fH; Hotter 2l25; Eggs, Hay, 30
ISfiSiJ1 body of the magazine by 40 Fodder, OIK&OO; Shuck, 00 Brum,
Rev. f T Munger, Edith Thomas, James .w, , . . T , ' . . ' -T
McKay, Ira IfCoolbrith, and Minna f W tafcto
Irving while "Bric-a-Brac" is made up planning fI 1 .23; Sweet potatoes K&40I
of a group of poems on books by Edmund Pca4l25(K) Oats, 358 40; Tallow ,6; Dry
Le3ned?MM Moukuoasc' Hd Walter Hides, 10; Rabbit furs, 0000 eta per
The Chrisinas "St. Ni choirs" is all that doam ; Mink skins, 0000.
the double promise conveyed . in its title I
implies, and rairiy bristles with holiday
features, from the opening poem, "The
little Christmas tree," by 8usan Goolidge,
to the amusing pictures by A E Sterner
and O Herford on the hist page. t48anta
Claim on a Lark" is the immensely sug
gestive title of a story by W Gadden
winch is illustrated by Sol Eytings. Oth
er features of the number arc Mrs Frances
H Burnett's new serial, "Little Lord
Fauntlsroy," and Edgar Fawcett's charm
ing poem, "My echo," charmingly illus
t nited by Sterner. In fact to enumerate
all the "features" would be to give the
entire table of contents. The frontispiece
is from a portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds
and there are literary and artistic contri
butions. Published monthly by the Cen
turv Co.. New York Citv.
Frank Leslie's Magazine for December
closes the eighteenth volume of this well
known favorite magazine with a table of
contents which is attractive and timely.
It is especially rich in portraits, contain-
ing tlie Itev K T Thornton, the English
cricketing parson; tne late .ari ot aiiaiis-1
bury: Bishop Maclanan of Lichfield, Ene.,
and a view of the Cathedral; Bishop Word
worth, the new Bishop of Salisbury, Eng.;
late Bishon Henrv C Lav .of Eastern.Md..
';iiin u vuiii iva uiiiiinit w jji"vi vnv
and the late Cardinal McCloskey, N. Y.,
each with a biographical sketch. The
twenty -second ot the scries of Parables is
devoted to "the Pharisee and the Publi
can." The interesting aeries of "Glances
at Bible History," is concluded in this
number, as is also Mrs Farmer's story,
"What She made of Her life." These are
only a few of the notable features of this I
oniiiuiu issue, wnicu iw puuusneu ov mri
Frank Leslie, N. Y. Godev's Lady's!
Bock for December This number of thel
magazine closes the one hundreth and
volume, which is one of the I
most comprehensive and satisfactory that!
has ever been issued from that office.
During the past year the magazine has
improved wonderfully, and it continues
making rapid strides towarkra goal that
surpasses any it has previously attained.
The current number contains the pros
pectus for 188G and terms to dab raisers.
The lady who does not see the December
number certainly will miss a treat. Pub
lished by J H Haiiienbeek, 1221 Arch St.
Demorcsts magazines Tor December
brings vividly before us the happy season
of Christmas. It is repleto with stories
and poems appropriate to that time ; in
addition to which there are other articles
of great merit and utility. The opening
article is the commencement of an inter
cstiug serial by Julian Hawthorne, the
well known and popular author, Jennie
June contributes a pajcr on
Abroad;" and an exceedinglv
IT Villi n
sketch is entitled "Joseph and his Broth
er, illustrations good. The frontispiece
is an oil picture entitled Merry Christ
mas." Magazines received : The Woman's
Magazine of American History, Atlantic,
Monthly, Peterson's Magazine, TheChau-
tauguan. Domestic Monthly, Art Ama
teur, Overland Monthly, Outing, The
New Moon, Southern Bivouac, Art and
Decoration, Our Little Ones, Lippincott's
Magazine, and .North American Be view.
Nov. 19th, by Rev. W. Kimball, Mr. A.
Henderson Litakcr and Miss Dora d.
Best. All of Cabarrus county, N. 0.
By David L. Bringle, Esq.. at his office
in Salisbury on Wednesday, Dec. 9th '85,
Jacob L. (i rah a in to Miss Lela Jane Knox.
Both of Scotch Irish Township.
Mrs. Easter Long, of Steele township,
died on last Monday evening, after an
illness of more- than a year, of cancer.
She was about 55 years of age.
C. P. ABBOT,
Watchmaker, Jeweler, and Optttian, has
opened a store on Main-Street, next door
to L. E. Stecre's Drug Store. He will re-
jiair Clocks, Watches and Jewelry prompt
Ty All work warranted to give sat inac
tion. Clocks. Watobes, Jewelry, Spectacles
and eglas8es for sale at low prices. All
goods warranted as represented.
Public Salr of Stock, &c. I will sell
at public vendue on the farm of Mrs. J. K.
Carson, in Scotch Irish township, all my
Farm Tools. 2 Horses. 3 Mules, a lot of
Cattle and hogs, and a lot of Corn. Sale
to take place on the 15th December, 1885.
Any of this property nuiy be bought before
the sale by applying to Puimp M, Nbwon,
Mt. Vernon, Howan County, N. C. pl9d9
J, lio wan Davis, of Blackmer, is re
ceiving hi3 &BCX1.ND stock of Indies' Dress
Goods for the season, Mr, Davis carries
the largest and best stock of General
Merchandise in tho western part of How
an, and the people should be proud of
this Htoro In their midst where they cau
buv good goods at town price. 2
A. Good Mare
SAL K. .
J. D. Gaskiu.
Salisbury Tobacco Market.
coRRECrKn Weekly by ij. hjuikuh,
I'lt. 1MIKTOK K1.UTT7S WASUl'BK.
I. ', ciMimum dark
' medium red
Leaf common Hrt green.
M H"d " red
" med. fillers
Smokers, common to medium
" T gnml
4 to 0
5 to 7
7 to t
8 to 12
10 to lb
C to If
IS to Iff
1, lo 2d
IS to 20
SO to Sff
8 to 6V;
M medium ?
Market active. -
Breaks have been quite fall for the nasi
week, with aUght oWline iir 1 1 mm m
grades, while all desirable goods nre tnfll
eu at full limitations.
Corn, freely, st 40&50;
Wheat, tMH0; Floer per sack, (J2.25Q
$2-35; Western bulk meats, 8Q10; Lari,
Hdl2i ; I teef , retail, 610 ; en tbe heuf.
Cotton, ready sales at 9 eta for
aiWdling highest, 09i. .
Tobacco, sales every day and pricse
sat Mae tor v.
Poultry, in steady demand, but prices
R. J. HOLMES
ew Wiats? Goods
I have just returned from the North, and
bare now received a stock of goods tin
equalled in csuty ami unrivalled in prices,
It embraces a general stock of
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fSTi r PAAHP '
UK. I VjrV-JV-J4-Jo W
jfc. JS a XT T" '
W " iilMLi W X?
rCall before trading sec tke best before
buying. K .
I hnve accounts, notes and mortgage
which arc pnst due. These must be sett led
Up. There is no better time than row, as
tliere arc good crops made this season
throughout the country. Settle up, take a
new start, with bright new goods.
A brick Imilding, in the Holmes Block,;
near the Post Offiee. Store ronn 22x03,
with cellar. Four good rooms and a hall-
way up stairs, suitable for dwelling.
R. J. HOLMES,
Bamsuuuy, N. C.
THE0.F. KLUTTZ & CO.
HAVE TUB KIN KIT ASSOKTHKJCT OY
Hoiiday aid PreseatatiaD Mi
Ever Brought to Salisbury.
The Christmas Stocf
! DRESSING CASES
Fur Ladl! and Gentleman;
Ladies Plush Work Boxes ;
Elaborately Decorated ! '
FOR 1'EESKSTATION ; '
Wall Brackets, Music Staods and .Brackets, Hand
and Easel MIKICOWH,
And Picture FRAMES;
Ail kinds Leather, Wood and Hush
HAND MIRRORS ,
ail colors and decorated yraetee.
Christmas Cads I
l ute LARfiKST and FINEST Una of Cbrtstmas
Cards orer soen sere.
fritiii Dests & Fancy Slater j.
BOUDOIR BLACKING STOflLS.
Uuseftll w leautfiil. and stUUble fr ;ay atm
jHY Ii K FOUND IN Ofjk STtMlF
EMgflp j tw llmrtcd to miuxtutitx : Call hr :
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