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Carolina Watchman.
THURSDAY, DEC. 21, 1885.
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A merry Christmas and a happy New
Year to our readers.
Congressman Henderson is at home for
ike holidays.
AIL the schools have a rest until the
ii t of January.
Christmas tree at the Lutheran church
this evening at 6 o'clock p. m.
Mr. J. J. Bell is the oldest man in Salis
bury, he being in his eighty-first year.
Many an old gobbler's supply of oxygen
has been cut off "intirely" this week.
Mr. Will Gales has gotten into his new
store room in the old Mansion extension,.
i Funny Morgan's 4 minstrels paraded
the streets yesterday and rehearsed last
; night in the hall.
The remaining goods m Jones, McCub-
. pins & CVs store are being sold at auc
J; P. Wiseman, Esq., has sold out his
property and will move into town : to
live. s
"Legal Row" looks as if the lawyers
had forsaken business lUl after the holi-
i Capt. A S. Lewter has moved intojiis
new residence on corner Church and
Fisher Str's.
Sales in leaf tobacco have been large in
e various warehouses here during the
t week.
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A real good troupe could put in a few
nights pleasantly and profitably here
during the holidays.
; Mr. Jno. G. Heilig will occupy the
dwelling on corner Innis and Lee streets,
recently vacated by Mr. Blair.
Rev. Wra. Stoudeamire will deliver a
Christmas address at Christiana Lutheran
church at 1 o'clock Christmas day.
The Salisbury Examiner has' resumed
publication, and it is as spicy reading as
the most fastidious could wish.
i Hankin's Bro's & Co. have decorated
the exterior of their warehouse with a large
Sign Iron Clad Warehoused
' A Christmas tree, or some kind of fes
tivity, will be given each of the Sunday
Schools in Salisbury this week.
T$c small bov will bo allowed to Don
his Christmas fire cracker, with restric
tions. See posters for particulars. t
Joo Ballard says the finest hogs hi ever
ised were the result of a cross between
"Chessex and the Essex."
MPhe mountain wagons continue to
bome loaded with annles. chesnuts. &c.
Pho streets are full of them.
Mr. James B. Kmier butchered fifty
,W0 hogs last week and disposed of them
all the same day to -citizens in town.
Live i birds, caught in traps and nets,
arc offered for sale on the streets every
day at sixty to seventy-five cents per
The heaviest fogseen for mont hs around
this morning. A man coufd scarcely be
Beon across the street. Thermometer
about 60
The pavement under the Mansion
House porch is being repaired ami in
good time, for it was a dangerous place
for pedestrians.
Rev. Mr. Stoudenmire has about com-
ted the circuit of the Lutheran church-
in this county, in the interest of his
ihnreh bore.
The balls given by the Plejvsure Club
jaro attended by a refinement among the
participants never before surpassed in
this community.
It is noticeable that the membership
of the various Sunday schools here inya
riably increases just previous to the
Christmas tree season.
Lowering the floors in the building ad
joining the Express office, has improved
the appearartceof things in that neigh
borhood woJiderfiilly.
Mr. H. M. Jones has received an ap
pointment as clerk in the revenue office
at Newton, and will go up Monday to
assume the duties of the position.
Taere arc several parties after the new
Mcjleo residence on Inuiss street. No
trouble to find renters. Houses--aiid Jots
If them are needed here now.
Christmas sen ice and sermon at S
hn's rJBv. Lutheran church on Fridav
hristmas day, at 10 o'elock, Holy
in mumon will be administered on Sun
day at 11 o'clock.
We have had October or early sorinir.
weather this, week perfectly delightful
yor all outdoor operations. Fine time for
t lunung lanct and preparing for the next
Speaking of this climate, it is a fact
worthy of mention that there are yet
I some roses in bloom in Salisbury. They
will adorn the Christmas table. The fall
has been mild and pleasant.
Salisbury's town tax collector's name
i8.l?havf- Hedoubtless shaves his tax
bills. Lenoir Topic.
The man. who escapes paying taxes
uere nas a ciose suave.
Those of Salisbury's merchants who
deal in Christmas goods say that it is
only necessary to buy a largo stock and
display them, to sell them. They ex
press themselves as satisfied with the
trade to date. yr -M
Rev. Mr. Smith moved his family here
last week, and is domiciled in the Metho
dist parsonage. He was given a cordial
reception by his congregation and is now
regularly installed pastor to that congre
gation for the ensuing year.
The many friends of Mr, J. Douglas
Brown wHl be pleased to learn that he is
convalescing from a rather severe sick
ness, which has kept him confined for
more than two weeks.
Mf. Horton, formerly of this county,
who moved to Texas, six years ago, re
turned last night, with his whole family,
a wife and nine children. There was no
good fortune for them in Texas, and so
they-have come back to the land of fruit
ful seasons and good water.
The charming, bright and warnvweath-
er of last Tuesday enticed one of our
town dudes out with his spring walking
canes. He has taken a severe cold. Too
much pains cannot be taken in the care
of dudes.
Messrs. Thompson Bros., manufactur
ers of agricultural- implements, at Lex
ington and Tyro, arc thinking of reinov
ipg their factory to Salisbury. They are
enterprising and it is hoped they will
conclude to come.
We have seen a Christmas card made
by Miss. Josephine Burke, of this city,
which is very beautiful . in design and
execution. This lady also excels in a
yariety of fine needle work.
Alexander Tate, a quarryman of forty
years experience, whose observation has
extended over many States and in Europe
says the finest granite he has ever seen
in America was quarried from Dunn's
mountain, four miles from Salisbury.
Prof. J. F. Moser, formerly a teacher
here, but now of Conover, was here last
Friday. He is a teacher of first-rate abil
ity, and is doing a good work in the Lu
theran college at Conover. He is one of
the few teachers who have opposed the
Blair Bill from its first introduction..
A suspension of the Salisbury tobacco
market has been made from Thursday
the 24th of December, to Saturday the
2d of January 1886. All of. the Ware
houses agree to this, and farmers are re
quested not to bring leaf before the day
(Mess. HardwickeA Welles, of Marshall,
N, C, who own Ihe patent tobacco heat
regulator, which has been doing such
wonderful things in the mountains for the
tobacco grower, will -have an agent here
soon, and the farmers of Rowan will con
sult their best interests by investigating
this economical and helpful contrivance.
Two children of Mr. A. Grubb, of the
northern part of this county, were terri
bly burned last Monday, by some kind of
a kerosene accident One or both may
die from the effects. The particulars
have not been given the reporter.
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Big hogs are in order at this season "of
the year. Leonard Krider slaughtered
two last week which netted him 1,122 lbs
ofpork one of them 548 and the other
574. J. C. Miller killed several drawing
above 300 lbs each, at 12 months old.
The Committees of the Colored Normal
and Gradedlk-hools recently met in joint
session to investigate certain charges
against the Principal of these schools.
After a patient hearing the joint commit
tee unanimously decided that the charges
were not sustained.
A gentleman from one of the extreme
eastern States, stopping here for a few
days, remarked to one of our-citizens
that the people in this section should be
the happiest in this country because of
the fine climate and the adaptation of the
soil to the culture of everything that is
grown anywhere. Still the grumblers
are not all dead.
When the Yadkin river is made navi
gable from its source to the sea, Salisbury
"will take advantage of .the same and dig
a canal from some point up the river, by
way of Salisbury, and emptying into the
river just below Sower's ferry. Bigger
schemes than this have been put on pa
per, and still larger ones perfected.
Paid in Full. Mr. J. Allen Brown,
who does nearly all the insurance busi
ness of Salisbury, had the risk ou the
the buildings belonging Mr. J. Sam'l Mc
Cubbins, Jr., burned last week, amount
ing to $1200 in the "Home" of N. Y. He
telegraphed the Company immediately
after the fire, and at once an adjuster was
sent and the loss was settled in full.
Promptness is Mr. Brown's fort, and this
is no isolated instance of it.
Our farmer readers will find, on the
fourth page of thts paper a very interest
ing and instructive article from Prof.
Dabncy, director of the Agricultural Ex
periment Station, Raleigh, N. C. It is
the especial duty of this Department to
supply to the farming, people of the State
information on all the subjects that relate
to agriculture; and the publications made
by it from time to "time,-will always be of
interest or profit to that part of our peo
ple. None should omit to read the re
Construed it Literally.
Mayor Neave has had several commu
nications from furniture and mattress
manufacturers, asking to be allowed to
bid for the furnishing of the house for the
"entertainment of travelers." The de
scription of the new calaboose, which ap
peared in the Watchman a few weeks
ago, gave rise to this correspondence.
In truth, the town is going to build a
comfortable lodging place for transgres
sors, but rest assured neither mattresses
nor furniture will be needed for the pur
The question, "Which is the more de
structive to man, war or strong drink,"
was ably discussed at China Grove last
week. The debaters on the affirmative
were, Chambers Owen, J. D. L. Kluttz,
A. M. Denton, Lewis Casper, and Jas. H.
McKenzie; negative, Prof: A. W. Owen,
G. H. Page, Dr. I.M.Taylor and R. B.
1 atterson. As usual, the old war horse,
A. W. Owen, was on the victorious side.
The Debating Society was regularly
organized with L F. Patterson, president;
G. H. Page, vice-president; R. B. Patter
sons, secty.; Dr. jt M. Taylor, A. W.
Owen and J. Ingram, committee on quer
Roads Improved.
The "bad" places in the public road,
three miles from Salisbury on the Gold
Hill road---Hartman's meadow and the
rest and some other places on the Mt.
Pleasant road, have been most carefully
and permanently repaired, by cutting the
necessary ditches. A gentleman who
travels these roads says that the overseer
and people along them are to be praised
for the labor and care taken to put the
road in good condition. The Watchman
is glad to chronicle this improvement.
Were the same kind of work done on the
other roads, recently complained of, it
wrould be generally appreciated.
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Christmas Eve.
The following programme will be ren
dered this evening at the Methodist
chureh, as collaterals to the Christinas
tree exercises given to the Sunday school
children. Prof. W. H. Neave is musical
director, and that is sufficient assurance
of a really fine musical performance.
Grand Fantassi, "La dsrniere rose de l'cte.
1 by Deransart.
for Tromborac and great organ.
Christinas Hyinn, "Hark! the Herald."
' Choir and Cabinet Organ.
Hymn "Glad Tidings'' Mcintosh.
Choir and Cabinet Organ.
Morcean of Cavatinas, by Baltc, Bellini and
Trombone and great Organ.
Christmas Carol Tenner.
Choir and Cabinet Organ.
Grand Concertino Fred David.
Trombone and Great Organ.
Chorus "Christmas Pells 'V Mcintosh.
Choir and Cabinet Organ, with Chimes played
by M iss Hattie Crawford.
Vocal Solo, "Noel" Christmas Song
with Great Organ and Trombone Obligato.
Grand Fantaisie, "The Vision" E. Brooks.
Trombone and Great Organ.
Hymn Antioch, "Joy to the World" Handel.
to be sung by all with both organs.
Doxology, "Old Hundred Luther.
Christmas Eve exit Grand March
W. H Xea .o.
Trombone and Great Organ.
A Soldier's Pledge.
In April 1865, shortly after the immor
tal Lee had surrendered at Appomattox,
a worn out soldier, clad in rags, came to
the door of the late Charles N. Price, beg
ging for clothing. Mrs. Price had gath
ered a few suits of clothing from burning
piles which were being destroyed by
Stoneman's raiders, in the stroets of Sal
isbury, only a few days before this appeal
from the forlorn soldier, who was making
his way homeward. She at once gave
him a suit. He took them saying he had
no money; but insisted on leaving a pin
which he luid worn through the war,
promising to redeem it as soon as he
reached home. He said he lived in Texas,
and seemed very grateful for tho cloth
ing. The pin has been recognized as a
"Chi Phi" badge, by a member of that
society. On the back of the handsome
pin is neatly engraved the name, T. L.
The pin is now in the possession of Mr.
Robt. W. Price of this place, who is anx
ious that the owner, or his family should
have it. The pin is gold, set with garnets,
and is a valuable one.
The Cotton Hill Scheme.
On last Monday evening, a meeting of
citizens was held in the Mayor's office, to
further consider the most advisable means
for securing the dsired cotton mill. The
owners of the machinery who live in Al
bany, New York, has sent Mr. Smith, a
practical mill man here to represent them
meeting, after hearing Mr. Smith, ad-
m the matter of furnishing machinery,
journed to meet again on Wednesday
evening. In the interim the soliciting
committee was to secure subscriptions to
the stock.
The seheme was talked over again, and
it was determined that it was not advisa
bie to - accept the Arnold machinery on
the short time given ten days and
while part of theNfcerms indicated could
be met promptly, yet the proposition
could not be accepted as a whole.
Considerable stock has been subscribed,
but the committee have only gone over
the smaller part of tho territory to be
canvassed, and until they finish their
work of soliciting, no further action will
be necessary.
By this delay and tardiness to take
hold, the people of Bowan have let a
splendid opportunity pass. How long
they will continue in this indifferent
mood, is tho question. One sees oppor-
tunitiesome and go, unheeded and un
improved. -
Speaking of the profit of the mill, Mr.
Smith said that if he owned the machin
ery, he would gladly put it up and pav
the stockholders twelve per centum and
gladly keep the remainder of the profit
for his share.. Coming from this practi
cal source, it is well worth the attention
of those who have money to invest.
See Washington letter for congressional
news. '
A coal mine at Nanticoke, Pa., caved
in on the 21st entombing 23 men and boys.
The last Winston Sentinel spreads itself
over twelve pages, and tells all about the i
twin city. . 1 I
Some northern gentlemen have been
exploring the mining fields of Randolph
county, and have been spending some
time at the Sawyer mine, with a view of
The ore at the Hoover Hill mines is
improving. It now averages ten dollars
to the ton. This wilt increase the output
about one third over former returns.
Johnson &ine. .
J. M. Tomlmson, and D. M. Petty.
two enterprising residents of Bush Hill,
have opened the Johnson mine to the
depth of 70 feet. They have a bold lode
of quartz worth about ten1 or twelve dol
lars to the ton. This property is near
Bush Hill, in Randolph county.
North State Mine.
Work is progressing at the North State.
The main shaft has i reached a depth of
400 feet. They will continue the sinking-
The North State Company have twenty
five hands at worlt, prospecting the
Uwharrie mine, in Randolph county, and
they havo a very encouraging outlook.
It is reported that they have bought this
property, but the price and particulars
are not yet known. I
Hew Discovery in Bowan.
Mr. George W. Kerns has discovered a
vein of ferrugineous quarts, carrying some
sulphurets,4ind which is auriferous. The
vein is about one foot to one a half feet
wide, and has been cut four feet from the
The vein is on the land of Mr. Al. Hei
lig, five miles from Salisbury, on the New
Concord road. The land is leased to Mr.
Kerns. Specimens of the ore may be seen
at the Watchman office. !. j.
The Marion Bullion Co.
The Marion Bullion Companys or
ganized with a capital stock of half a mil
lion dollars, divided into ten thousand
shares. Hon. Thos. J Edge, of Pennsylva
nia, is President; Gol. H. C. Demming,
also of that State, is Secretary and gen
eral manager; (and he owns two thirds of
the stock); Thomas H. Rice is foreman
at the mines.
The property, consisting of fifteen
hundred acres, lies next to the Vein
Mountain mine, in Brocket township, Mc
Dowell county. The deposits are placer
and are being w orked by hydraulic pro
cess. There are oyer twenty miles of
dithes and the hydraulic capacity is over
one thousand miners' inches per day of
ten hours, or over 6,000,000 gallons of
water for the same period of time. They
have taken away six lots of gold, the re
sult of their work, but do not care to
make public the returns. With care and
economy they expect to make the pro
perty pay handsomely. ,
This company is operating mines in
Maryland and Arizonanot new hands
by any means. In addition to their
work in the placer deposits of their
property, they are mining for mica, iron,
corundum and feldspar. A tunnel of 300
feet has been driven into the side of a
mountain in search of .mica. They are
finding good marketable corundum and
have a feldspar suitable for the manufac
ture of porcelain ware, and also hard
enough to be used as an abrasive. They
are searching for iron ore magnetic
of high grade, and if they are successful
in finding just what they want, a large
foree of a thousand or more hands will be
employed in the wrork of reducing it.
Col. Demming and Dr. C. A. Green,
(expert in geology and mineralogy) were
here last Thursday, on their way to the
property. The work I these gentlemen
have in hand and in contemplation
is of more than ordinary interest,
since it is hut -another pointer to
the great development now going on in
the State.
Gold Mines Sold.
The Summit Hill gold mine, located
just beyond the fair grounds in this city,
has been sold, and we understand, to a
party of Boston men, who expect to equip
the mine with a full complement of ma
chinery and operate it upon a large scale
The mine was owned by Messrs. Samuel
Smith and James D. Palmer, and has
been worked in former years with profit
It is located, immediately by the roadside,
within a mile of Independence square.
The price paid by the Boston parties for
the property has not been learned.
Charlotte Observer.
For the Watchman.
Macadam Road.
I notice that the County intends to
McAdamize a small portion of the public
road-near the citv, 1 presume as an ex
periment. As such I Would respectfully
recommend to their worships that instead
of McAdamizing the whole width of the
road, that only eight feet in the center be
so treated, protected by granite curbing
on ine eages or sides, so as to prevent
wasrons in turnincr off from sinking thfi
smaller stones in the mud. I would also
suggest this plan to the city.
That eight feet is amply sufficient you,
Mr. Editor, can testify from vonr fxrw-
rience in plank roads, anart from t.h
saving of a vast amount of unnecessary
expense. ; .Economy.
The above js a good suggestion, no
doubt. An 8-foot track well made and
protected by stone stringers on the edges,
will answer the purpose. There will be
no danger of digging holes at the sides by
wagons turning off in passing ; for they
would not, probably, meet at $he same
point on the road one time in a hundred.
For the Watchman.
Ho Vacancy.
Salisbury, N. C., Dec. 22, 1885.
Mr. Editor: The action of the County
Commissioners, in reconsidering the res
ignation of Mr. Sumner, in my opinion,
v:s both i t "iil:ir n.nd lraral au tho
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ing facts attest : At the regular Novem
ber meeting Mr. Sumner tendered his
resignation. The Commissioners accept-
1 it to take efTeet at a subsequent time,
for the following good and sufficient
reasons, to wit they did not wish to
create a vacancy until the Justices of the
peace could be called together ; and they
desired to have the services of a chairman
to transact any business that might be
required in the mean time.
This action, it was thought, was both
proper and wise. The first Monday in
December they met as usual, Mr. Sumner
being Chairman. After the minutes of
the last meeting were read, a motion was
made by Dr. Coleman to reconsider their
action in resrard to Mr. Sum
O t
Ition, and Mr. Kluttz submitted the mo-
uon io a vote, it passed Unanimously.
These are the facts." I claim there
never has been any vacancy whatever,
and the purpose Of the Commissioners in
not accepting the resignation uncondi
tionally, was to guard against a vacancy.
Now, before the hour for the meeting of
the Justices of the Peace arrives, they de
cide to reconsider their previous action.
They did so, as they thought they had a
perfect right to do, there being no vacan
cy at the time, the regularly elected
chairman actually occupying the chair
when the motion was made. I therefore
can see no occasion for alarm in the ac
tion of the Commissioners as establishing
an improper precedent, or from the want
of regularity or legality. Their action
was both wise and conservative.
Anotheb J. P.
For tho Watchman.
Feeding Land.
Fertilize land by feeding stock ! How
can that be done ? It is said that thous
ands of farmers in Pennsylvania, New
York, New Jersey, Ohio, and other
northern and western States, are just now
learning that the easiest possible way to
restore the failing fertility of their lands
is to feed stock the richer the food given
them the better. Ah, they sell the stock
as beef cattle, or the butter from them, at
rices which cover the cost of feed, and
lave tons of excellent manure for their
lands left as a clear profit. Thus, they
say, feeding their stock feeds their lands.
This was the plan of our grandfathers.
The northern farmers are going back to
the practice of ancient rules, under which,
however, farmers in old times got rich.
Many southern farmers still stand by
guano at $45 a ton, because they believe
there is money in it and there is, to those
who sell it. Some few who have heard
that their grand daddies never used a
pound of commercial fertilizers and yet
raised large families of Iwuncihg girls and
robust boys and made money by farming,
have a notion that they will try to do so
too next year, or the year after next, if
not sooner. It is about as hard to quit
guano as it is to quit chewing tobacco. A
fellow can fight the seven years' itch with
his finger nails and mercurial oiutment
with some degree of satisfaction ; but
when it comes to fighting guano with
home-made manure the battle becomes
doubtful. Turnip Tops.
Some of the Southern cotton mills are
reported as making money "hand over
fist." At several points capacity is being
increased and new buildings for shop
room and for the use of employees are
being erected.
In Swain county, N. C, there is a
church of nature's own workmanship. It
is near Jarrctt's. It is called the "natural
rock house." It stauds on the Nanta
hala river, facing the river and the rail
road, and resembles the ruins of an an
cient mansion. The long, arched pillows
give it a very majestic appearance. It
has five rooms, the largest of which holds
about 300 persons and is used for a
Immigration to North Carolina, as re
ported by the Agent of Immigration, Mr.
John T. Patrick, is encouraging. He -estimates
the arrival of settlers at 150 a
month, mostly from the Northern States.
The amount brought into the State by
each is estimated at an average of $2,500.
Most of them are settling west of Greens
boro. Compulsory re-vaccination of the sol
diers was established by the German
Government eleven years ago, and since
then not a single death from small pox
has occurred in the German army.
The scientific importance of exploring
the accessible regions about the South
Pole is urged by Sir Erasmus Ommany,
of the British navy, who remarks that no
man has ever wintered in the Antarctic
It is said that underground wires, cov
ered with chemically prepared palmetto
fibre, have stood remarkable tests with
out failure, and for covering single or few
wires that substance is probably the beet
and cheapest covering now knownj
Watches may be sent for testing to the
Kew Observatory in London, and certifi
cate of excellence will be given, but so
extreme is the accuracy required that no
watch can be marked first class which
varies as much as one tick in 43,000.
Experiments on the sleep fishes havo
been made in London by Mr. W. August
Carter. He has found that the fresh
water fishes observed the roach, dace,
gudgeon, carp, tenee, minnow and cat-fish-rsleep
periodically, like terrestrial
animals. The same is true of some marine
fishes, sueh as the wrasse, conger eel,
dory, dogSh, bass, and all species of flat
fish, but the gold fish, pike and angler
fish do not appear to sleep at all, although
they rest periodically.
At Durham, N. C, a great center of the
tobacco trade, a cotton mill is just getting
under way for manufacturing the cloth
for the little sacks in which smoking to
bacco is packed. It is now turning out
over a thousand yards a day, and will
soon run it up to four thousand, most of
which will be used right there.
At the New Orleans Exposition is a
beautiful mica pavilion filled with rubies,
sapphires, amethists, emeralds and other
gems and ores from North Carolina;
There are no diamonds, although the cu
rious itacolumite, the gangue of the dia
mond, is there in long flexible slabs.
Therelare also special collections of trems
and ornamental stones, etc.
Dr. D. F. Wright of Clarksville, Tcnn..
has been studying the mica industries in
jNorth Carolina, and thinks there is a
bonanza for the right men, as all the mica
mines in the united fetates can now be
bought very cheap.
Mr. Randall prlnes to prevent the
immediate passage of the Hoar Presiden
tial succession bill by giying the election
to the Presidential Hectors. This is the
idea of the Louisville Courier-Journal, but
it will delay an important matter, as the
Senate has already passed the Hoar bill.
WU. Star.
The President has civen verv rrrt
satisfaction to the Democrats of New York
by appointing the Hon. John Bigelow to
Via T T r J t'.i I Cfntn. . C . .
uc asaiataiit uunsu uiaira HCBUIIT Iwr Xl C W
York nd Gen. Franz Sipfpl tn ho
a ent in that city. TheGermanF, irrespec- j
nition of the services of their old com
n winder. . I
Leatheroid A Novel Industry.
The Leatheroid Manufacturing Com
pany, whose mills are at Kennebunk, in
unt county, was organized in lbM with
i a paid up capital of $125,000, and, has
i lately been authorized to increase to 256.
wu. The demand for their peculiar
product, and the numerous articles made
from it, lias increased so rapidly and to
such an extent that the company, who
now occupy four large buildings in their
business, are erecting two additional fac
tories at Kennebunk, one of which, lOOx
50 and three stories, will be devoted ex
clusively to the manufacture of leatheroid
trunks and boxes. The factories are run
both by steam and water, ami the special
tools which are largely used arc mostly
made iirthe machine shop of the compa
ny. Since the original patents issued on
this mateiaal in 1877y it has been much
improved and various patents have been
taken out by the company for articles and
processes of manufacture. The products
of the milk now include sample trunks,
which are made a specialty ; roving cans,
boxes and baskets for mill uses ; insulat
ing materials for electrical appliances, and
other articles too numerous to mention.
Leatheroid is a new material very
closely resembling rawhide in texture,
but is much stifter and holds it shape
better. Its basis is pure cotton-fibre, yet
by chemical treatment and proper ma
nipulation it is made into sheets of mod
erate thickness, as tough and stiff as horn.
Leatheroid roving cans, cars and boxes
for factory and warehouse purposes have
been introduced ihto the principal cotton
and other factories of the United States,
and meet with universal favor from their
lightness and strength. From this mate
rial the company make a sample-trunk
that is rapidly being adopted by commer
cial travelers in place of the various kinds
heretofore used, as it is litrhtAr than an v
others of equal strength, and superior in
durability to anything but rawhide which
costs about twice as much. Leatheroid
is one of the best insulating materials
xnown, ana is already in quite extensive
use on railroads in connection with elec
tric signals, and can also be used in many
cases as a substitute for hard rubber or
celluloid at much less cost. It is really a
remarkable substance, and being compar
atively new, it will doubtless be applied
to a thousand uses as yet un thought of.
Industrial Journal.
The promptness with which the bill
granting a pension of $5,000 a year to the
widow ol Uen. Grant has passed both
houses of Congress with an entire absence
of debate and a practically unanimous vote
makes the act conspicuously graceful. The
only negative vote came from a Republican
member of the house from Wisconsin,
whose reasous for casting it remained
buried in bis own bosom.
Whatever may be the value of Pas
teur's treatment of hydrophobia, Dr. Flem
ing, 1he eminent English surgeon, is right
in saying that prevention is better than
cure. The worthless vagabond curs should
be killed, after Dr. Watt's approved meth
od, and the rest of the canine tribe care
fully looked after.
List of letters remaining in post office
at Salisbury, N. C., for the week ending
Dec. 19th, 1885.
Bufina Avers Walter Hinson
James D Buans Jennie Hacket
G W Bruce Abnrm Ientz
J W Barn hart A J Mowery
Henry E C Brown S L M Moore -M
A Cone Mc Todd
T H Clutch R E Parnell
Sarah Cofpennjj Wilson Rushing
Rev R T Crooks Mary Randill
H W Dulin John C Rogers
Caroline Grant Taff Williams
Mrs II W Groors Prince Steel
Perry II Hobbs A D Shuping
G M Hardwicke 1) C Lingle
Jennie L Hadcn W W Williams
R J Wade J W Wright
N L Wright
. Please say advertised when the above
letters are called for.
L. Brown, at his residence
on 17th of December, 1885, Mr. Henry M
L. Agncr to Miss Laura R. Lyerly, both
of Providence township.
In this countv, Dec. 17, 1885, bv Rev
Sam'l Rot brock, Mr. David C. Holshouser
and Miss Sarah L. A., daughter of Mr
Allison Bost.
Dew year
Charlotte, Z. -
I guarantee Shriner's Indian Vermifuge
to destroy and expelvorms from the hu-;
man body, where they exist, if used ac
cording to directions.- You are author4
lzed to sell it upon the alove conditions.
David E. Foutz, Proprietor, Baltimore
A good farm of 250 acres, well watered
plenty of forest, meadow, and good dwel
ling and out houses, for sale by
Real Estate Agents, Salisbury, N. C.
J. Rowan Davis, of Blackmer, is re
ceiving his second stock of Ladies' Dress
flood for the season. Mr. Davis carries
the largest and best stock of General
Merchandise in tne western part of itowv
an, and the people should be proud of
this store in their midst where they can
buy good goods at town prices. g .
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Salisbury Toto ' Mart,-
l'Kil'lt!KTOIt RI.UTI J'S
Logs, ciMunmii dark
In e I in in rwl
Leaf, common hot green.
guod ' ret I
- tMKLt fitters
1 fine -
Smokers, common totnediom
! good M
44 fine
Wrappers, common
J medium
. fine
J fancy
Market active.
Beeafca have lieen quite full for the past
" m (Midlife ueeiine in commtx
grades, while all desirable goods are tak
en ai mil quotations.
T-... -
Corn, freely, at 40A50: Ileal.
Wheats M& !; Flour per sack.
$2.35 jf Western bulk meats, 8&10 1
)0HS; Beef, retail, on the
23fj Butter 2025; Egga, 124; Hay,
40 : Fodder, 00a00 ; Shucks. 00 :
Potatoes, Irish, for table 30(-10; for ;
planting I 1.25; Sweet potatoes 3040
Peas, f2500; Oats, 3540; Tallow ,0;
Hides, 10; Rabbit furs, 000fl cts far
dozen; Mink skins, 0000.
Cotton, ready sales at 9 eta for good
middling highest, 00L.
Tobacco. Rales cverv in.v nA --
Poultry," in steady demand, but prkoa .
I have just returned from the North.
have now received a stock of foods urn
equalled in beauty and unrivalled in price.
it embraces a general stock of
Call before trading see the best before
I have accounts, notes and morttraeea
which are past dne. These must be nettled
no. There is no better time than now. am
there are good crops made this season
throughout the country. Settle up, take a
new si an, wnn origin new goods.
A brick building, in the Holmes Block.
near the Post Office. Store room 22x63,
with cellar. Four good rooms and a hall
way up stairs, suitable for dwelling.
2:2ml Salisbukv, N. C.
' Iks
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grHoliflaj anil FnsHtatiu 6Nb
f. Ever Brought to Salisbury. 4
Ghristmas Stock:
For Ladles and GenUemes;
Ladies' Plush. Work Boxes ;
Elaborately Decorated I
Wall Brackets, MuMc Stands and Brackets,
and Easel MIRROWH,
And Picture FRAMES;
All kinds Leather. Wood a
All color and decorated Frames.
Christmas Cards
The LARGEST and FINEST line of
Cards ever seen here.
Writing; Desks & Fancy SMoserj.
Cusefnl or Beautiful, and sultaN for feoitdaj itu
Space is uin limited tottiniroartor : Call aad mtm
i'j OUR COOD8.
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8 to IS
10 to If.
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12 tn M
13 to S3 ,
15 to 20 ,
20 to SO I
80 to 50
50 to 70 i
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