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THURSDAY, DEC. 17, 1885.
TOE PROHIBITIOH PABTY.
Quito a respectable number of respecta
ble people et in Greenaboro, N. C, last
week, and organized a third party in this
Stat a Prohibition partyv We are not
prepared to impugn the motive ot these
rwHDle. but are prepared to say that, we
not only cannot see any good to come of
such a party, but there is reason to ap
prehend more damage to the temperance
cause than benefit. The new party comes
into the oM bidding for allies. Will
the Democratic party join them? We
think not. It is too recent' since the
State'piled up 120,000 majority against
prohibition. The Democrats are not going
to xpose the fortunes of the party to
such overwhelming opposition. If the
Bepublican party see any wisdom in this
movement and choose to align with the
Prohibition party" they are welcome to
Am. an but let the Democrats stand off
and seo what they shall see.
We have a law in this State similar to
that under which Georgia has become a
Prohibition State. The following shows
what it is:
SECTION 3113, CODE It shall be the duty
ftf th- KoH of Commissioners of any county,
nnnn netition of one-fourth of the qualified vo
ters of any County, Town, or Township in their
...a. ...; ,. rnnntirji. m order An election to be
held ob the first Monday in Jane tn any year to
ascertain whether or'not spirituous liquors may
be sold in said County, Town or Township.
. If s majority of the votes cast at such elec
tlon shall be for Prohibition, then .t shall be un
lawful for the Commissioners of such County to
Kraut license to retail liquors.
Tf th thirtLnartv nroooscd to work un-
- - j
der this law, no one would object ; but
kui t.bnv nrnnnse to fome illtO the
political arena with candidates for Gov
ernor and all the State offices, they are
submitting tho temperance cause to the
dangers of another burial.
A Fresh Grip.
Senator Blair, the man who is anxious
for the Federal Government to oo wiiat
was never contemplated by the founders
to set up as a liig School eacner in
tfie' several sovereign and independent
States, has . introduced his educational
hobbv asain in the Senate, but with a
supplement or alteration that Is impor
tant. The bill as changed requires that
physiology shall be studied in till the com
mon schools in the States and with refer
ence particularly to the effect of "intoxi
cants and narcotics" whiskey and to
"bacco for instance. So we go. The next
step, after the bill becomes a law, will be
to provide where the teachers shall board
or now distant they shall live from the
school houses-, what kind of clothing the
children shall wear, who shall -teach, and
and so on. Once let the Federal Govern
ment lay its great hand on the schools of
a State and two things will tollow as cer
tain as night follows day: the people once
'trained to lean upon the Federal Govern
ment for aid will be always-knocking at
the doorof the Treasury instead of rely
ing upon their own exertions; and second,
'. the Government thus allowed to enter
the States in the guise of almoner and
friend of education will soon dictate what
shall be done in this and in other mat
ters. It will be a great stride towards
centralization and the destruction of local
self-government. And yet Southern leg
islators are So - stricken with pecuniary
strabismus and political cock-eyedness
and are so enthused with the patriotism
of Col. Sellers, that like that eminent
creation of an American humorist, they
are fairly hot "for the old flag and an
appropriation." Selah. Whieh according
to some authorities means, "let us sing. '
It ought "to be the political doxology of
the States, for they will soon be nismissec
from exercising any rights and privileges
under the' grand Blair scheme of Big
Government bchool master and state Ob
1 iterator. Wilmington Star.
Yes, under the benign (?) influence of
the workings of this bill, we expect to see
the titled teachers in their robes of office
blue uniforms, with brass buttons in
. scribed U. S. P. S. T., which being inter
pVetcd will signify United States Public
vtfchool Teacher the little school chil
dren all in uniforms of true blue, with
regulation -cap -and prescribed lunch
basket. As they go to and from school
they will remind one of a line of uni
formed city messenger boys. The little
girls will probably wear jthe national em
plena as au apron, which will contrast
Qicely with the gown of blue. All these
pupjls of the nation's school must study
regulation books a Northern history of
the late war included and must be sub
8$to other- regulations, as much so as
Ahe cadets at West Point -and Annapolis
If a few years of this kind of education
does not lay a foundation for the devel
opment of a "strong" central government,
then no influence less potent than an ar
i$y with banners can accomplish it.
now rabidly States' rights will fade
I disappear as this system becomes
established, wfll be more than astonish
ing. In the transition from a compact of
sovereign States to a strong centralized
government, it is likely that a standing
army would be established on the Euro
jPgan style, with all the expense and op
jpresSkm experienced in trans-Atlantic
countries. All of this and much more
lies in the range of possibilities the mo
i. i . -
rneni ine ngnts and prerogatives of
sovereign States are invaded and subjected
to me pernicious influences of this seduc
ti ve educational scheme.
But sophistical and prating politicians!
nave taught the people that it is a boon
free education from the United States
government while in reality it is a cun
ningly devised plan to increase and per-
pei uaxe tne burden of taxation under
which there is so much just complaint.
aid to deprive us of liberties as old and
a stored as the constitution itself.
Tne Supreme Court of Ohio baa decided
that certificates of election should be
rrYJfc'ihiB Tour Democratic candidates
for the Senate from Hamilton county,
revejaiag.the decree of the lower court.
misgives tne iemocrats a majority of
three in the Senate, while the Repulicans
held the-House by six majority a Re.
publican majority of throe on joint ballot,
onumental association 1
A Hendricks m
has been formed, having for its object the
erection of a suitable monument to the
dead Vice President, Contributions may
be sent to Francis M. Churchman, treas
urer. Indianapolis, Ind.
Messrs. Wittkowsky & Baruch, of Char
lotte, deserve success. They are liberal,
persistent, and intelligent advertisers.
We notice a three-column aaverusemeui
in the Observer this wegJ , -
B. Gratz Brown, candidate for Vice
President on the-tiCKec wun norace
. a T 2
Greely, died at bis Home, near oi. wuw,
on the 13th.
Two men were killed between Atlanta
and Charlotte, on the Air Line Railroad,
last Sunday, says the Observer.
Gen. Robert Toombs is said to be rapidly
approaching his end.
Later. Died on Tuesday.
From Our Regular Correspondent.
Washington, Dec. 14, 1885.
The present Congress bids fair to be a
memorable one. It assembled under cir
cumstances fraught with significance and
expectation. For the first time in twenty-five
years there is a Democratic House
and a Democratic President, and the par
ty is charged with the responsibility
growing out of this conjunction.
There is much important work ahead
for the session, such as revising tne tann,
suspending the coinage of silver, making
a navy, providing ior xne coasi wwow.
regulating the counting of the electoral
vote, settling the presidential succession,
and reducine government expenses.
President Cleveland's first message was
listened to with unusual interest in both
ends of the Canitol. It is still the chief
toDic of discussion here. It is pronoun
ced an able state paper by many Senators
and Members who are antagonistic to its
policy. During the reading of the mes
sage, which occupied one hour and three
quarters, the sentiments ot many con
gressmen on the various questions could
be determined by their expressions of
countenance. Those who agreed with
the President that the continued coinage
of silver is an evil, exchanged nods of
approval, while the believers in silver
scowled and otherwise manifested their
disapprobation. The President's positive
stand on silver makes it almost certain
now that this will be the first engrossing
subject to come before Congress. It will
doubtless provoke a long debate; for the
advocates of silver coinage and its ene
mies are both determined.
The-Senate has settled down to business
with its proverbial promptness. At least
two hundred measures have been pre
sented to it, nearly all of which were pre
sented at the last session by the same
Senators. Thus almost every national
question before the last Senate will be re
The House is discussing how to work
by amending its rules. It is so hampered
by these rules that weeks and months are
thrown away every year. Every hour of a
session costs what would be a small fortune
for the average workingman. To simplify
its methods of procedure, to do away with
needless interruptions, to briug the busi
ness of the House within business princi
pies, is now the subject of debate.
Of the Cabinet officers' annual reports.
those of Attorney General Garland and
Secretary Lamar were the last sent to the
rresident. Rarely has a Departmental
report received so much favorable com
ment as that of Mr. Lamar. Misgivings
in regard to his fitness for the large, com
plex and practical Department of the
Interior, were freely expressed at the
time of his appointment. They have
given way to the conviction that he is the
right man for the place.
During the first week of tne new Con
gress neither the Senate nor the House
has done anything more than to prepare
tor worfe. As you know, debates on bills
cannot begin until committees report the
Dills, and as yet only one bill has been
sanctioned by committee. This is the
Hoar succession bill, which reached the
Senate to-day. It will be taken up at
once, and though it will give rise to con
siderable discussion, it is likely to be
passed during the week. In all import
ant features it is the same bill passed by
the Senate last session, and will put Cab
inet omcers in tne lino of succession to
the Presidency in case of the death of
both the President and Vice President.
In the House of Representatives the
important question now is a revision of
the rules. Mr. Carlisle is engaged with
his troublesome duty of committee mak
ing. Much of the time he is closeted
with some of his trusted friends, and they
talk the matter over and over again.
Members write notes to him asking to be
placed on this or that committee, where
they think they will find the most con
It is probable that a revolution in the
business methods of the House wiU be
adopted during this week, and that the
plan will be that proposed by Mr. Morri
son, the author of the Horizontal tariff
lull of last session. The House betmn to
discuss Ms proposition today. It provides
for a distribution of the work of the Ap
propriations committee. This object will
not be accomplished until after a hard
contest. The struggle will not be in the
nature of a party conflict, however, but
between those who think that the plan
will facilitate business and those who
think it will result in increased expendit
ures to make such changes at this time.
The Republicans of the House adopted
in caucus a resolut ion which was a pure
ly demagogical scheme to .cantura tho
soldier vote. Thev declared in favor nf
unconditional repeal of the limitation of
the payment on arrears of nonsinn n H
also in favor of further extensions of the
pension system. Many Republican Con
gressmen will be found suonortiher PT.
travagant measures this winter. The dis
credit they propose to shift unon the ma
jority, when these measures prove unpop-
Postmaster Boyden asks that those ex
pecting checks in payment of pensions
call at the postofiice for them. The fol
lowing is a list pf letters from the pension
department for delivery at the Salisbury
postoflice: Reuben File. Anderson OHU.
bons, Edward Swink, L. T. K end Ionian
Farley Eller, Pleasant H. Cauble, Henry
G. Crawford, G. A. Kennerly, T. J. Nash
and for widows Laura Milur M.,t;i.i
Beaver, Precilla Parks, Eve Ann Wvatt
Sarah A. Lingle, Margaret A. Heilig,
The bank of the Mississippi river at
tt i i a l
ttopeneui, atk., is caving in. The
wharf and several stre ts have in I
"Vc &ne in-1
Our Condition at Home and delations
Ah exhaustive document our inter
nal AD EXTERNAL POLICY REVIEWED,
iVITH SUGGESTIONS THEREON THE MON
EY QUESTION SUSPENSION OF SILVER
COINAGE RECOMMENDED, ETC.
Washington, D. C.
Dec. 8, 1885
To the Congress of the United Stales :
When the time comes that gold -has been
withdrawn from circulation then will be ftp-
parent the differenee between the real mine- off
nf the silver dollar and the dollar in gold, and
the two' coins will part company. Gold, the
standard of value, and necessary in our dealings
with other countries, will be at a pretaiura over
silver. The bank which have substituted gold
for the deposits of their customers may pay
them with silver bought with such gold, thus
making handsome profits. Rich speculators
will sell their hoarded gold to their neighbors
who need it to liquidate their foreign debts at a
ruinous premium over silver and the laboring
men and women of the bind, the most defence
less of all, will find that the dollar received for
the wage of their toil has sadly shrunk in its
purchasing power. It may be said that the
latter result will be but temporary and
ultimately the price of labor will be adjust
ed to the change. But even if this takes
place the wage worker cannot possibly
g:iiri, but mast ineviathly lose, since the
price be is compelled to pay for his living
will not only be measured in coin heavily
depreciated and fluctuating and uncertain
in its value but this uncertainity in the
value of the purchasing medium will be
made the pretext for an advance in prices
beyond that justified by the actual depre
ciation. It will not be disputed that any attempt
on the part of the government to cause the
circulation of silver dollars worth eighty
cents, side by side with gold dollars worth
one hundred cents, even within the limit
that legislation does not run counter to
laws of trade, to be successful must be
seconded by the confidence of the people,
that both coins will retain the same pur
chasing power and be interchangeable at
power at will A special effort has been
made by the Secretary of the Treasuary to
increase the arnonut of our silver coin in
circulation, bur the fact that a large share
of the limited amount thus put out bassoon
returned to the public treasury in payment
of duties, leads to the belief that the peo
ple do not now desire to keep it in hand.
And this with the evident disposition to
hoard gold, gives rise to the suspicion that
there already exists a lack of confidence
among the people, touching our financial
processes. There is certainly not enough
silver now in circulation to cause uneasiness,
and the whole amount cioned and now on
hand might, after a time, be absorbed by
the people without apprehension; but it is
the ceaseless stream that threatens to over
flow the land which causes fear and uncer
tainty. Bui it is perfectly apparent that the line of
action in regard to our currency cannot
wisely be settled upon or pcisisted in with
out considering the attitudeon that subject
of other countries with whom we maintain
intercourse though commerce, trade and
THE MONET AUT CONFERENCE.
A acknowledgement of this fact is found
in the. act by virtue of which our silver is
com pulsorily coined. It provides that "the
President shall nvitc the governments of
countries composing the Latin Union, so
calle-l, and of such other European nations
as; he may deem advisable, to join the Uni-
teu states in a conierencc to aiiopt a com
mon ratio between gold and silver for the
purpose of establishing internationally the
use ofbi-metallic money and securing a
fixity of the relative value between these
I nis conrerence absolutely tailed and a
similar fate has awaited all subsequent ef-
ions in tne same direction, ana still we
continue our coinage of silver at a ratio
different from that of any other nation.
l no most vital part ot the silver coinage
act remains inoperative and unexecuted,
and without an ally or inend, we battle up
on the silver field in an illogical and losing
ENOUGH OP SILVER.
We have now on hand all the silver dol
lars necessary to supply the present needs
ot the people and to satisfy those who lrm
sentiment wish to see them in circulation,
and it their coinage is suspended they can
rcadly be obtained by all who desire them
it need ot more is at any time apparent
tneir coinage may be renewed.
That disaster has not already over taken
us furnishes no proof that danger docs not
wait upon a continuation of the
present silver coinage. We have been
saved by most careful management and
unusual expedients by a combination of
fortunate conditions and by the confident
expectations that the course ot the govern
ment in rcgaad to silver coinage would be
speedily changed by the action of Congress.
A CUECK TO PROSPERITY".
Prosperity hesitates upon our threshold
because of the dangers and uncertainities
sirrroundinir this Question. Caoitalists
timidly shrink irom trade and investors
are unwilling to take the chance ot the
questionable shape in which their money
will be returned to them, while enterprise
naits at tne risk against w hich care and
sagacious management do not protect.
I recommend the suspension of com
pulsory coinage of silver dollars directed
by the law passed in February, 1878.
Referring to report of tho Secretarv of
War, the President among other things,
Some of the proceedings of courts martial
which ! have had occasion to examine show
the precent ideas of justice which general
ly prevail in these tribunals. I am satisfied
they should be much reformed, ifthe honor
and honesty of the army and navy are by
their instrumentality to be vindicated and
THE SIGNAL SERVICE.
The recommendation of the Secretarv of
War that the signal service should have a
separate establishment outside of the war
department, is concurred in b e the Prcsi-
BRIDGING NAVIGABLE STREAMS.
He says father that there should be a
general law of Congress prohibiting the
construction of bridges over navigable wa
ters in sucn manner as to obstruct naviga
tion, with provisions for preventing the
The report of the Secretarv of the Navv
gives a history of the operations of his de
partment and the present condition of the
work commitied to his charge. All must
admit the importance of an effective Navy
to a nation like ours, having such an ex-
tenueu sea coast to protect, and yet we
have not a single vessel of war that could
keep the seas against a first class vessel
of any important power. Such condition
ought not longer to continue. Tho na
tion that cannot resist aggression is con
stantly exposed to it, its foreign policy is
of necessity weak and its negotiations are
conducted with disadvantage, because it
is not in a condition to enforce the terms
dictated by its sense of right and justice
J,decm t. my duty to especially direct
the attention of Congress to the close of
the report of the Secretary of the Navy,
in which the humiliating weakness of the
present organization of nis department is
exhibited and the startling abuses and
waste of its present methods which are
exposed. The conviction is forced upon
us with the certainty of mathematical
demonstration that before we proceed
further in the restoration of the Navy we
need a thoroughly reorganized Navy De
partment. THE POST OFFICE.
The President approves the recommen
dation of the Postmaster General that the
charge on domestic money orders of five
uonars or less oe reaucea to nve cents ;
also that another assistant be provided
fdr his department.
UNITED STATES COURTS.
The continuation of business in the
courts of the United States is such that
there seems to be an imperative necessity
for remedial legislation on the subject.
Some of 1 he.se courts are so overburdened
with pending causes that the delays in
determining litigation, amount often to a
denial of justice. The plan suggested by
the Attorney General for relief is mainly
as follows : A transfer of all original ju
risdiction of the Circuit Courts to the Dis
trict Courts, and an increase of judges for
the latter, where necessary ; an addition
of judges to the Circuit Courts and con
stituting them exclusive courts of appeal.
and reasonably limiting the appeals there
to ? further restrict ions of the right to re
move cases from fctate to rederal courts.
permitting appeals to the'Supreme Court
from the courts of the District of Colum
bia and the Territories, only in the same
cases as they are allowed from the State
courts, and guarding against an unneces
sary number of appeals from the Circuit
I approve of the plan thus outlined, and
recommend the legislation necessary for
its application to our judical system.
THE INDIAN QUESTION.
I recommend the passage of a law au
thorizing the appointment of six commis
sioners, three of whom shall be detailed
from the army , to be charged with the duty
of careful inspection from time to time
of all Indians upon our reservations, or
subject to the care or control of the govern
ment, with a view of discovering their
exactcondition and needs and determining
what steps shall be taken on behalf of the
government to improve their situation in
thje direction of their self support and
complete civilization; that they ascertain
Irom such inspection what, if any, of the
reservations may be reduced in area, and
in such cases what part, not needed for
Indian occupation, may be purchased by
this government from the Indians and
disposed of for their benefit; what, if any,
Indians may, with their consent, be re
moved to other reservations, with the
view of their concentration and sale on
their behalf, of their abandoned reserva
tions ; what Indian lands now held in
common should be allotted in severalty;
in iwhat manner and to what extent the
Indians upou the reservations can be
placed under the protection of our laws
and subjected to their penalties, and
which, if any, Indians should be invested
with the right of citizenship. The pow
ers and functions of the commissioners in
regard to these subjects should be clearly
defined, though they should, tti conjunc
tion with the Secretary of the Interior, be
giVen all authority to deal definitely with
thej questions presented, deemed safe and
This plan contemplates the selection of
persons, for commissioners who are inter
ested inthe Indian question and who have
practical ideas upon the subject of their
THE PUBLIC LANDS.
The complicated condition of the land
laws is set forth and the President com
mehds attention to the recommendation
of the Secretary of tho Interior with
reference to the repeal and modification
of certain of these laws.
The cleansing of the pension rolls of
those who have been placed there by
fraudulent means and other reforms in
the pension service are commended.
THE MORMON QUESTION.
Discussing the Mormon question in
Utah, the President says : There should
be no relaxation in the firm but just execu
tion of the law now iu operation, and I
should be glad to approve such further
discreet legislation as will rid the coun
try of his blot upon its fair fame.
:' OUR AGRICULTURAL INTERESTS.
The Agricultural interests of the
country t he President says, "demands
just! recoginition and liberal encourage
ment." Legislation for the protection of
our live stoc k against disease is recom
mended. If the laws now in operation
are insufficient to accomplish this protec
tion I recommend their amendment to
meet the necessities of the situation, and
I commend to the consideration of Con
gress the suggestions contained in the re
port of the Commissioner of Agriculture
calculated to increase the value and effi
ciency of this department."
THE CIVIL SERVICE.
"The report pf Civil Service Commis
sioner," Says the President, "contains an
account of the manner in which the Civil
Service law has been executed during the
last year, and gives much valuable infor
mation on this important subject. I am
inclined to think there is no sentiment
more general in the minds of the people
of our country than the conviction of the
correctness of the principle upon which
the law enforcing Civil Service Reform is
based, jpn its present condition the law
regulates only a part of the subordinate
public positions throughout the country.
It applies the test of fitness to applicants
for these places by means of competitive
examination, and gives a large discretion
to the commissioners as to the character
of the eicamination and many other mat
ters connected with its execution. Thus
the rules and regulations adopted by the
commission have much to do with the
practical usefulness of the statute gnd
with the results of its application,
Some of the London press have com
mented favorably on President Cleveland's
The Daily News says: "President Cleve
land's message seems to place him in true
succession to the great men who have occu
pied the Presidential chair, rather than to
the late republican line."
The Post says; "Some of the Old World's
statesmen might ponder with benefit over
some of Mr. Cleveland's reasons ' touching
the Nicaragua treaty."
The Standard says: "The message is
temperate and dignified, and goes far to
justify Mr. Cleveland's election.
Little Boy Browned.
On Monday of last week a little three
year old son of Mr. Lawrence Tout, who
lives near Lovclady, was drowned in the
shallow waiter of a creek near his residence.
His older children had gone to school and
the little boy went out to where nis mother
was working in the cotton field. She sent
the little fellow home but, on coinjr there
herself sometime afterwards, failed to find
him. Cpon seart hing the little boy-was
found dead in the shallow water of the
creek. i Junior Tpk, .
His Desperate Struggle and how
Just twenty-seven miles from 'the classic
city of At hens, Ga., is located the thriving
liltle town of Slaxey's, the residence of Mr.
Robert Ward, who has just been released
from a most perilous predicament, the par
ticulars of which be has consented to give
to the public. Re writes as follows :
Maxky's, Oglethorpe Co., Ga.
July 9th, 1885.
For twelve or fourteen years I have been
a great sufferer from a terrible form of
blood poison which ran into the secondary,
and finally it was pronounced a tertiary
form. My head, face and shoulders became
almost a mass of corruption, and finally the
disease commenced eating away my skull
bones. I became so horribly repulsive that
for three years I absolutely refused to let
people see me. I used large quantities of
most noted blood remedies and applied to
nearly all physicians near me, but my con
dition continued .to grow worse, and all
said that I must surely die. My bones be
came the seat of excruciating aches and
pains; my nights were passed in misery ; I
was reduced in flesh and strength ; my
kidnejs were terribly deranged, and life
became a burden to me.
I chanced to see an advertisement of
B. B. B., and sent one dollar to W. C.
Birchmore & Co., merchants of our place,
and they procured one bottle for me. It
was used with decided benefit, and when
eight or ten bottles had been used, I was
pronounced sound and well.
Hundreds of scars can now be seen on
me, looking like a man wdio had been
buined and then restored. My case was
well known in this county, and for the
benefit of those who may be similarly af
flicted, I think it my duty toyive the facts
to the public, and to extend my heartfelt
thanks for so valuable a remedy. I have
been well tor over twelve months, and no
return of the disease 1ms occurred.
Maxcy's, Ga., July 1, 1885. We, the un
dersigned, know Mr. Robert ward, and
take pleasure in saying that the facts above
stated by him are true, and that his was
one of. the worst cases of Blood Poison we
ever knew in our county, and that he has
been cured by B. B. B. Botanic Blood
Balm. A. T. Brightwkli., Merchant
W. C. Birciimoite & Co., Mer'h'ts
J. II. BRtOHTWELJ,, M. D,
John T. Hart.
W. P. Campbell.
Atlanta, Ga., Julv 10, 1885. We are nc
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ri rcn more k tjo. wnose names appear
aoove, and take pleasure in saving that
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ana wortny ot connaence in any assertion
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A VALUABLE MEDICAL TREATISE.
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ical Annual, known as Hostctter's Alma
nac, is now ready, ami may be obtained,
free of cost, of druggists and general coun
try dealers in all parts of the United States,
Mexico, and indeed in every civilized por
tion of the Western Hemisphere. This
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soundest practical advice for the preserva
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found entirely accurate. The issue of
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bly be the largest edit'n n of a medical
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burg. Pa., on receipt of a two cent stamp,
will forward a copy by mail to any person
who cannot procure one in his neighbor
Having qualified as Administratrix upon
the estate of W. A. McCokjkXe, dee'd, I
hereby notify all persons having claims
against said estate to present them to me
for payment on or before the 17th day of
December, 1886, or this notice will be
plead in bar of their recovery.
Jennie A. McCokkle, Adm'x,
Theo. F. Kluttz, Att'y. Doc. 17, 1885. j31
SALE OF LAND.
By virtue ot a decree of the Superior Court of
Rowan County, 1 ,wlll sell on the premises on
Saturday, thed day of January, ish, the follow
ing described tract of land, belonging- to the estate
of Jonn Luckey, deceased, situated in Scotch Irish
Township, and bounded and described as follows :
A tract of about one hundred and twenty-seven
acres, adjoining the lands of John W. Turner, J. L.
Moore, and others. Saldland will be sold subject
to the life estate of the widow, and the sale will be
confirmed by order of Court, at the amount for
which it is sold
Terms of sale : Bidding wUl commence at $385
one-third Cash, with a credit on the remaining two
thirds of three and si months from clay of sale,
with Interest at eight per cent.
W. A LUCKEY,
Surviving Executor of John Luckey.
December 2d, iss: it
HORSE Af'D CATTLE POWDERS
No H-R wfll itle of Colic. Bts or Lvkg F.
Tn, tf Koiitz's !'owtrr are vd In tinip.
Fo)t7s ! 'owdi'rs will enrr alvi provrnt Hm PnoncEA.
ho-. i7' I'nw'li'K wHl f,rvveiit Gnn yj Fwj,a.
ho-'t.T's Powers will Inrrenc t!i niintitv of milk
nrt cream twenty per cent, and nrakc the butter Cnn
Pontz PoWrr Till rnro or prTTit i-.huort KVXtT
DWMt to wbfrli Horw ami attic are nliect.
Forrzis Pohm will oite Satisfactioh.
DAVID e. rnwz, Proprietor.
Enniss, Druggist, Agent.
I is on me in rauadeipl
t f.ewain!r Adver
AirfcBcv of llMan.
N. W. AVER & SON, owr authorised aeau.
THIS PAPEE rTttST &4b
Al, f nisi: nnmiu .0 vJSST&X
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This nowder never varies. A marvel of nnrlty
strenrtb. and wholesomeness. More economical
than the ordinary kinds, and caanot be sold In
competition with the multitude ot low test, short
weight, alum or DhosDhate Dowders. hold only in
cans. UOYAL Baking Powder Co.. 108 Wall St. N
SANTA GLAUS I
Ever Gathered TogetJieH
CHRISTMAS GOODS OP ALL
Kidr Tor Everybody ! .
PRpKCH and DOMESTIC CANDIES.
Writ U ITS ! Okakges, Lemon Pine Ar
T" . . . S-m
nANASNAS, AITI.KS, UOCOANfTS,
ix Kinds of Nuts,
i RE8EKVED FRUITS, & El.EOANf PlCKLES
rCivxv" Tlao Beat !
DOMESTIC CAKES BAKED EHESII
every day during the holidays
All kinds of DOLLS and doll furniture,
oaoy carnages, &c.
China Toys jind Mantel Ornaments largest and
cheapest stock ever displayed here.
Decorations and supplies of all sorts and kinds for
Cups, Saucers and Glass Ware I
of all kinds at low prices. Watches. Clocks, etc.
and other musical ' ,
nobby Horses, Rocking Dorses, Shoo
Fly llorsc-s, and everything else that Santa
Cl. his needs.
Remember that the Ijirqest and GhranesA
stock of holiday goods in town and the
place for bargain now is at
n2G12G . m
of the Clerk of the Board ol Comuiiigsioners
for the County of Rowan, to the arst Mon
day in December, A. D. 1885.
Amounts and items audited tv the
Board to the members thereof :
Thomas J. Sumner, per diem. 'ft24.00
4" " 7 days extra services, 14,00
M " mileage, 10,00
Baker, per diem, 1 28,00
" 5 days extra services, " 10,00
L. Klutt, per diem, 28,00
" 5 days extra services. 10.00
L. W. Coleman, per diem, 24,00
" mileage, ) 12,00
J3. McCubbins, per diem, 24,00
" " 1 dtv extra services. 2.00
J. Q. Fleming, per diem, I 4,00
" milea-'e, 2 70
H. N, Woodson, Clerk, per diem, j 28,00
Distances traveled by the members of the
Board in attending the sessions: of the
Thomas J. Sumner, 200 i; miles.
L. W. Coleman, . 240 - "
J. G. Fleminjr. 54 41
Horatio N. WooDson. Clerk.
Nov. 30, 1885. 4t
Draw or Paint
Then send to EUGENE L. HARRTS .fe
CO., Raleigh. N. C. for Price list of Artists'
materials. They keep everything seeded
and will fill your order by mail or ixpress
promptly. Portraits in Crnyon-aluj Oil.
Oil Landscapes, Western N. C. bconry.
iJ Ygjm GREAT STOCK OF I
- Comprising the greatest, most vafled, most Uwty
! Rinsl lll : 111 OU Annnn4A,i ... 1 ... ,
TS K M Wi . PT. A fVF I EVKR OPFKKFI IV SUlLm-PV!
I New Busing
R. R. CRAWFORD'S
Will be opened on the first or tw, v
with a variety of goods, consh&nk n, Inbr an
German canarynihi), -(all
(Jui'ts, and other birds. Bird ("a
Bird seed and Food for
also. GoiriflhPU ''inbf
A full assortment of. v-a,,.k m
Grits, Wee. hm- ' '
Pickle .1 - n'UMl
- and Roasted Coffee, j
) ( i . Cotton-ana
Imported si laschef?
ann wooden Ware '
A very large assortment of ni&d ' ii
NUTS, RAISINS, SEEDLESS SULTAN
ORANGES, LEMONS, Und
Real assortment of Tea and Fancy fresh
and Crackers, which will be received ePn.
Common and Va nm
ana Olawware, Lompsrid Limp Goods flnerw
Complete assortment of Fancy Goods an
Ornaments : f a
TOYS anil Clristmas Tree
SNUFF AND TOBASS.
CO In the greatest variety.
Please give me a call.
READ PARTIAL LIST:
Tricots, Flannels, Ladies' Cloths." Casslmeren.-.
Plaid Suitings, Debarges, Alpaccas, SILKS,
Satins, Velvets, Velveteens, (in air shades),
Feather and Uur Trimmings, Woolen Laces.
Hercules Braid and Buttons, in immense variety.
Handkerchiefs and Glovers, in large variety
CLOAKS, ULSTERS, JACKETS, NEW MARKETS,'
RUSSf AN CIRCULARS, CLQAKING
ana magnificent line of JERSEYJ4; Shawls, Nu
bias, Hoods, Knit Jackets, Short Wraps, zephyrs,
C &c, Ac.
Napkins. Towels, Tabte Linen,
QUILTS, COMPORTS, BLANKETS
I-nttes and ChTTilron's Underwear :
COKSETS, woven and otherwise; HOSERY, full
ajni I complete line, Including special line of
KIBHED "riiv ,iP i,
FuU line of Gentlemen's Underwear K furnishings.
Don't fall to see them HATS. Cans. Boots shot
Full, New, Fresh, and superior line of Standard
Groceries same iwlce others sell old goods for.
Wood and Willow We$r, Trunks and Valh-es.
Sewing Machines. V
Agents for AMERICAN and ST. JOHN Sewing Ma
chinesthe most reliable on the market.
A splendid and varied assortment of the flaeal
Dress Goods I . ,
left over from last winter, will be sold BELOW
COST, to make room. These Goods are in per
fect condition, and are as serviceable ;as any goods.
t Look for the baboaix counter.
Also, a lot of HATS and SHOES, carried over from
last winter, at a bargain below coiti
0when you want anything that should be n
ISr"kept in a first class Store, come to us for it.
aarwe propose to meet and satlsty the de- a
tmands of customers. Come aiid see as.Aj
Salisbury, Oct. 15. isss. - sgj3m
Executor's Sale 1
As executor of the last will and testament
of J. B. Gibson dee'd I will expose tf pub
lic sale for cash on Wednesday thi I it-it -day
of Novemler 1885, the following arti
cles of ersonal property, to wit :
One lot of corn, one lot of wheat, one
wagon, and other property.
JAS. C. GII1SON, Exect'r.
.Oct. 22, 1885. 3 w.
for working people. Send 10 cents post
tage, and we win mall ydu re, a royal,
valuable sample box of goods that will
put you In the way of in iU utr more mon
ey in a""few days than you ever t nought possible at
.my business. Capital not require. Toucan live at
home and work In spare time only, or all the Uio. 411
01 both sex, of all ages, grandly successful. 50 cm.
to $5 easily earned every evening. That all who
want work may test the business, we make this un
paralleled oirer: To all who are not-well satisfied
we will send $1 to pay for the trouble of writing us.
Full particulars directions, etc., senCfree, Inunenff
pay absolutely srure for all who startrat once. Doa
delay. Address Stwson & Co., Portland, Mains.
Nov 2T'8l. ly 1 ,
To Subscribebs. RemenibeF- thut
Mr. Jas. H. McKeazie, is re&ulurly en
gaged as general canvassing and col
lecting Agent for the Watchman, and
he will call on all delinquent subscri-.
bers. Be ready to meet him. The
Watchman has been ovei indulgent
with subscribers and a refortn is neces
sary. It is due both subscribers ami
ihe Proprietor that old scores be settled
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