Carolina Watchman (Salisbury, N.C.) /
Jan. 7, 1886, edition 1 /
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PERSONS wrtttmr for information on matters ad
vertised In this oaoer will please say WMM
la the Watchman' jj
The subscription rates of the Carolina
Watchman are as follows :
1 year, pnulJu advance, $1.50
pavm -t delayed 9 mo siS.tiU
" p ayuVt del'ed 12 iu'2.50
NeW Ads. Nat Taylor, Photograph
Gallery; Drs. Whitehead & Trantham,
Notice of Partnership ; T. F. Kluttz, Sale
of McCay Lands ; Jennie 0. McCorkle,
. ,Cftpt. McBee's family will continue to
reside here till next summer.
A building and loan association will
probably bo "organized here soon.
Problem how many letters will be
dated January, 1885, during this month ?
The publie scales is the most attractive
of all the city property. Look at in when
passing. t ; V' ;
It is fo be hoped that one hundred
and gallons of paint will be used
here during 1886.
Mr. J. M. Brown has moved into the
store which has been occupied for sever
al months by C. T. Bernhardt.
WffifcH f - ..'"V i t " :rt !
Drs. Whitehead and Trantham are now
occupying the office fitted up especially
for them. It is a strong firm.
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Burton McNeely, the popular barber,
who has been laid up for sometime with
erysipelas in one eye, has about recov
ered. i The rains of Sunday and Monday last
were extraordinary. The Yadkin river
was higher Tuesday morning than it has
been in two years.
Some of the young people who do not
dance enjoyed a pleasant social evening
at the residence of Mr. C. F. Baker, on
Hon. John H. Henderson, who spent
the holidays at home, returned to Wash
ington on. Sunday night. Congress re
sumed business on the 5th inst.
Services and preaching in the Lutheran
church by Rev, Wm. Stoudanmire, the
pastor, on next Sunday at 11 a.m., and 7
p.m. Sunday school at 8 p. m.
Hon. J. J. Hemphill, a member of Con
gress from South Carolina, spent a few
days here this week visiting the family
of Maj. Erwin, his brother-in-law."
Mr. Nat Taylor, Jthe Asheville photog
rapher, has got ton into the photograph
gallery at last, and is ready to make ev
erybody look pretty. He is in the
The Choral Union wrill meet on Thurs
day evening at Mrs.' Thos. Murphy's.
This is a temporary change of the day
the regular weekly meetings will be on
Friday after this week.
Mr. H. W. She! ton, , the gentleman from
West Virginia who has been looking
around for a suitable place for his lum
bering operations, has settled at Mr.
rrauk Brown's, in Davie county. He
goes right to work, sawing lumber. j
There have been scarcely any changes
made in business circles here this New
Year, which is an indication that all are
on a firm basis, and satisfied with their
Turning over new leaves and register
tag vows is the common thing at tfyis
season. Better not make any promises
to yourself or any one else if you have xpt
an honest purpose to keep them.
. Ml . . i - m - t .
meuraded School "called to books"
again last Monday, and the little foljcs
are seen about eight o'clock in the morn
ing toddling along in that direction, with
rea ears ana noses.
Mr, R. W. Price has resigned the
reiving clerkship at the depot bereje
has filled this position for live years and
three months and has only lost two days
aunng this time; ,
If you have a business and desire to
increase it, advertise. Try it this year.
Lay asside a certain amount for the pur
pose, and as the opportune moment passes
seize it; Judicious advertising will pay
The week of nraver. annnintiul vr
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Evangelical Alliance, is beinir nWrvin
P8"6 tn congregations of the Baptist,
Lutheran, Methodist and Presbyterian
cKurch. Services every night in onepf
the churches. .
Don't foil to see the flag drill tonight.
The young ladies will present a new a4d
novel sight in their uniforms. A small
admission fee 20 eta will be charged.
Begins at 9:30, at the Pleasure Club
"Emancipation day," the 1st inst, wks
not observed here as formerly by the
emancipated. Since the change in te
administrationfunds are not furnished
to defray the expenses of big days; Votjes
are not worth as much as they have
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Mr. Wm. West has finished his new
residence on the eastern end of Lee street.
JJe sold the old house formerly used aJa
residence to a negro, and it was easiily
moved to another part of town by being
set on truck cars and hauled on the rail
road track. r
The Commissioners of Salisbury have
been talking,: among themselves con
cerning the advisability and practica
bility of smiting the rock, that one ele
ment in nature may gush forth in suffi
mt quantity to protect this town
against the ravages of another element
men as nre. J
There have been quite a number of
family and social entertainments in Salis-
bury during the last two weeks, Which
have been keenly enjoyable. They were
small iratherinirs. but with congenial
The First National Bank of Salisbury
makes a splendid statement, as published
in last Daner. for the vear 188o. It is
most wisely officered, and managed in
the most excellent manner.
The lie about the North Carolina clay
eaters, which emanated from the pen of
a rhiiaaeiphia sportsman, has had a
large circulation in the press of the Union.
Newspapers from many of the States
have been sent to the Watchman with
this yarn marked.
Crawford & Co., is the name of a new
meat-market firm. Mr. Chas. Crawford
and Mr. 11. W. Price are the proprietors.
They have improved their place of busi
ness, which is just opposite Meroney &
Bro., on Main street.
The phantom ball given by the Pleas
ure Club, on last Thursday evening was
another success. The Club have given
the young ladies a most enjoyable season.
This week the season closes with a flag
drill on this (Thursdav) evening, and a
grand fancy dress ball on Friday even
The beautiful weather came to a close
with last Sunday's rain. The water
courses in the county are foil and will
probably remain so for weeks to come.
The cold may bring snow, and the farm
ers prefer it now, rather than later in the
Lator Wednesday the bright sun is
warming nature into life. The birds are
cooing and carrying straws to and fro,
and from all visible signs, there will never
any more rain or snow or any winter.
Bright, glorious, sunshiny, gladsome
springtime weather is all of winter we
The Watchman enters the labors of
another year with the full determination
to do all for Salisbury, for Rowan, and for
the State that earnest, honest endeavor
can accomplish. The rest of the country
will have such attention as can be spared
from borne interests. All else shall be sub-
I servient to the best interests of the com
munity, both in industrial and political
The largest sale of really valuable
property, lying in and near the town of
Salisbury, is advertised by Theo. F.
Kluttz, Commissioner, in this paper.
There are more than 2,000 acres of this
land, and it comprises some of the best
fanning lands in the county. The ad
vertisement may be seen on the 4th page
of this paper.
The new year has now gotten well
started on a twelve months tour. A re
porter from this office will accompany it
throughout the entire trip and will make
notes by the way for these columns. The
"uprisings" and "down settings," the
good and bad, the "pros" and "cons" Of
everything seen on the way will be pub
lished. Those who are interested in the
journey of 1886 and desire to "keep up
with the procession" should subscribe for
Asking Negroes to Move.
Ubere is a quiet, red whiskered man
here who is seen to converse with every
negro who will lend him ear. It is sup
posed that he is an immigation agent
and that he is trying to persuade the ne
groes to leave N. C. for, Kansas. The
negro has a perfect right to exercise his
own judgment in matters of this kind,
but his white friends beg to suggest that
he stay where he is and work harder this
year than last, and he will be the better
off. Don't leave expecting to grow rich
and have an easy time, you will be sadly
mistaken, and should you return at all,
it will be by begging bread and leg loco
motion. Those who have gone are hang
ing on the verge of death, either by star
vation or freezing. They are not happy
This advice is purely gratuitous and fs
thrown out only from a philantropic
The Week of Prayer
is being observed by the various
churches of the town in then united force
of pastors and people. The program of
subjects and churches is as follows :
In all churches Sunday, Jan. 8d, sub
ject, Occupy till I come. In the Lutheran
church Monday, subject, Praise and
thanksgiving, opened by Dr. .Rumple.
In the Presbyterian church Tuesday,
subject, Humiliation and confession,
opened by Dr. Bobbett. In the Metho
dist church Wednesday, subject, The
church and the famil v, opened bv Rev.
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Wm. Stoudenmire. In the Baptist church
Thurday, subject, Home and foreign
missions, opened by Dr. Rumple. In the
Presbyterian church Friday, subject, Na
tions and governments, opened by Rev.
Wm. Stoudenmire. On Saturday in the
Lutheran church, subject, The Christian
life, opened by Rev. T. C. Smith.
The call of the Evangelical Alliance, of
Great Britain and America, to a union
service of all p rotes tan ts in this week of
prayer, is significant, and insures the
blending of the denominations in prayer
at least to a practical and blessed power.
May this week of united prayer have its
desired effect upon the individuals, homes,
churches, and nations X And may this be
a year of great bl zssing, joy, and prosper
ity to us all.
The Board of County Commissioners
met as usual on the first Monday in the
month, all the members present. Allow
ance was made for the -maintenance of
the poor. Some- other moneys were
granted for work done on the Li ueol nt on
road and on the new house which is beinz
The Board ordered that Dr. L.W,Cole-
man and the County Superintendent of
Health be appointed a committee to con
fer with the several drug firms in Salis
bury for the purpose of ascertaining
whether a special o wholesale rate can
be had for filling prescriptions and furn
ishing drugs and medicines used at the
county poor house and jail, and report to
the next regular meeting of the Board.
Adam Brown reported an average of
24 paupers during December 9 whites
and 15 negroes. He also submitted an
itemized statement of the expenses for
maintaining said paupers for the month,
amounting to $41.05
Some accounts were audited and com
mittees appointed, and the Board ad
journed to meet again on the 13th of
The New Year finds Salisburv as a
town much improved. Her business men
enter the new year with bright and
cheering prospects. The trade of the
town during the hist three or four mdnths
has been larger than for years past. There
is in this a positive proof that outsiders,
people from the distance find that a
change for the better may be found in
Salisbury. It therefore behooves the peo
ple of this town to wake to a more liberal
and generous spirit in all their business
transactions; to encourage anything in
the town which is calculated, to help in
the growth or prosperity of the place.
The Ashdville Citizen very wisely admon
ishes the citizens of that town' in lan
guage which will chime into this note:
0ur people can not safely depend upon
outside agencies or influences to build up
their city. These agencies, at best, are
only tributaries to the uses our own peo
ple see fit to apply them to, and, of them
selves will prove comparatively worth
less unless our people should bestir them
selves, and constantly, to get the most
they can afford. Let our people be united
and energetic, and use well the many
advantages we now have, to push our
city more rapidly upon the grand road of
progress and prosperity. Let them spe
cially be more energetic in behalf of local
interests than individual benefit, and
another new year will find us far in ad
vance of this one upon which we have
Removal of an Old Landmark.
for more than fifty years, the visitor to the
oust end of Main street, has seen near the street
aide, an unsightly old. cellar, overgrown with
briers and tangled vines. In the march of im
provement in Salisbury, the property has rc
caatly changed hands, and every .one strolling in
thai part of the town this week might see some
laborers engaged in filling up the cellar, pre
paratory to the erection of a residence upon the
deserted site. That cellar has something of a
curious history. . In the early part of this cent
ury "a thrifty German named Bettz, whom the
English called Pitts, for short, occupied that
corner, with a large log house, and kept there a
cake and beer shop. Tradition says that many
a rearing scene was enacted in Herr Bettz s
shop by the beer-loving young men of two gen
erations ago. But pale death that treads with
impartial foot to the palaces of kings, and the
shops of beer sellers, called away,, one day the
probrietor of this shop, and Frau BetU was left
sadjand solitary for a season. But time soon
cured her grief, and she was mated again, this
time to Herr Schlichter, who was celebrated for
two; peculiar things. First he was born with
two teeth and never grew any more. His jaws
were armed with bones so that he could crack
nuts, or do anything else with his mouth that
othr people can do. Whether they were upper
or lbwer teeth, molars, incisors, cuspids, bi-cus-pida,
or canines, tradition refuses to reveal.
Hm second peculiarity was the lack of per
spiratory pores, or such rudimentary ones, as
rendered perspiration impossible. In the win
ter time Herr Schlichter got along well enough,
but ! when the thermometer ranged up in the
nineties the trouble began. To render life tol
erable on such days he had a huge trough dug
out, and filled with cold water from the weil, ia
which he would lie and muse on passing events
until the heat should abate. It is not positive
ly known that this cellar furnished a location
for his trough, but as it would doubtless be the
most private, and the coolest spot on the prem
ises, jit is more than probable that it was in
some ecret recess of this underground retreat
that the redoutable Schlichter wallowed during
Uhe dog-days. In due time he also, and his
good Frau went over to join the great majority,
and the beer shop was deserted. The house
then became a school-room for a season, and
then tumbled down and waa removed.' As the
vine and brier covered cellar could not tumble
any lower than it was, it has remained to this
day. : Let this slight record be for its passing
bell, as it silently sinks into oblivion.
LIST OF LETTERS.
List of letters remaining in post office
at Salisbury, N. C, for the week ending
Jan. 2d, 1886.
J (7 Bringle
Jas C Burkhead
A H Black well
Wm Black well Col
Rollan Miller col
T J Brown
Hill Brown col
G A Simmons
Reuben Clark col
W H Crossett,
Julius A Kanup
J W .M iseuhcimer
D F iorris
Mary A Goodman
F L Pnny
James; Pearson i
A H Gheen
C W Guffin
J J Howren
F M Holtshowzer
A A Horsely .
Renj A Long
G A Peeler
Laura C Peeler
Mary Ann Reeves
J L Rutty
Marcus T Trexler
W B Weant
Please say advertised when the above
letters! are called for.
A. H. Bo ydex. P. M.
Editors' Gifts. 1,
"We! like to record any acts of benevo
lence that newspaper men are capable of
'H'liifti air. t . fining, proprieter
of the Philadelphia Ledger, on Christmas
day gape to each boy in a Philadelphia day
school a suit of clothing. But G. W.C w
alwaysj doing something like this. He is
rich and knows how to use his riches. The
wife of the editor of the New York World,
Mrs. Pulitzer, gave on the same day over
coats, shawls and other trarments to 300
tpoor boys and girls. This was a noble use
oi means. n iimtryton mat.
T. K. BRUXER, EDITOR.
Newsom & Co are erecting chillian
mills on the Isenhour mine, below Gold
Hill. They are also sinking one or two
shafts on the property.
. as i '
Twenty stamps are pounding away on
pay ore, taken from Riggon Hill shaft, GO
feet below the level of the cut, making
the ore come from a depth of 100 feet.
They are arranging to pnt in Burleigh
Rock Drill and air compreaser, large
enough for a railroad They are also
putting in jig amalgamating concentra
tors and are arranging to put in thirty
more stamps which will make the plant
fifty in all.
Considerable activity is being evinced
in new finds and old prospects, which are
being developed, nearly all of which show
up handsomely in free gold ;
Should these, prospectors be asked the
size of the vein, it is answered by pro
pounding another question What size do
you want ? We can give you anywhere
from 60 inches to 60 feet in sice.
Montgomery county has several rivals
of the "Comstoek'' as to value and size.
, A series of articles will begin in next
paper relative to the minerals and other
resources in Rowan, Stanly and Mont
Mining In North Carolina.
Just at this season, a brief resume of
operations conducted in the mining fields
of the State daring the hist six months
may prove of interest. In compiling the
following list, some few mines have been
added which are expected to be in opera
tion soon. The rest have been worked
during the last six months. As the list
is confined almost entirely to the "gold
belt," it is deemed advisable to give them
under their county headings:
North State Fisher Hill.
B T Coggins,
The Knight Discovery.
Gold Hill, Dunn s Mountain,
Yadkin Chlorination Works.
Long Creek, Kings Mountain.
Shuford Gold Mine.
Vein Mountain, The Marion Bullion Co.
Royster Copper, Gillis Mine.
The Copper World Mining Co.
The above shows more than fifty active
mines in or near the ''gold belt." It does
not include mining for corundum, mica,
asbestos, gems or iron. From such a
showing big things are to be expected
Shotweii Monument Fund.
The subscribers to this fund are reques
ted to hand in their subscription to Mr.
C. R. Barker, at Kluttz A Go's Drug Store.
He intends remitting the amount soon.
A few names are yet needed to make out
the 50 and it is hoped that persons desir
ing to aid in this cause will do so now,
so that the remittance may be in the
shape of a $50 check. The following is a
list of contributors :
John Whitehead, M. D.,
Miss A. S. Rutledge,
j J. Summerell, M. D.,
C. R. Barker,
Wm. H. Overman,
Will. H. Kestler,
Kerr Craige, - j
H. T. Trantham, M. D.,
J. B. Lanier,
D. A. Ramsay,
W. L. Kluttz,1
E. B. Neave,
J. Allen Brown,
T. K. Bruner,
J. G. Heilig, .
Robt. W. Price,
Lee S. Overman,
A. S. Luter,
T. B. Beall,
Buerbaum & Eames,
D. L. Lindsay,
John S. Henderson,
W. C. Blackmer,
Mrs J. F. Griffith,
Mrs M. 8. Henderson,
8. W. Cole,
D. A. Atwell,
L. W. Coleman. M. D.,
Mrs J. S. McCupbins, Jr.,
Jas. A. Craige,
W. B. Barker,
John S. Bryan,
Isaac M. Taylor, M.D.,
J. A. Fisher,
Theo. F. Kluttz,
Capt. W. C. Coughenour,
Miss C. Fisher,
J. A. Caldwell, M. D.
W. H. Neave,
J. D. Brown, -W.
C. C. Krider,
tW. T. Rainey,
There has been a deal of vexation and
worry at the Post Office in regard to the
pensions due to Confederate soldiers, or
their widows, in this Countv. Post
master Boyden, wrote to the Auditor,
at the request of some of those interested.
The reply to his letter, and a complete
list of pensions is appended. , Those
marked have received their warrants;
the others are due them. Why these
warrants have not been promptly issued
is matter not explained by the Clerk,
but while the delay is vexatious, there
is not doubt but they will come, Those,
whose patience cannot bide the time,
should take the advice offered ; in the
following letter : -
Kalelgb, N. c, Dec. 31, 1886.
A. H. Botdkk, Esq.,
Postmaster, Salisbury, . c.
Dear Sib :
Tour favor of yesterday to hand. I herewith
enclose you a list of the pensioners of the County of
Rowan You will please Inform applicants who
have not received their pension warrants to advise
this department of the same. Your letter wm be
referred to the Auditor on his return, he now being
out of the city.
W. P. ROBERTS,
Per Bbakch, ClTc.
Affner, John F.
Beck, W. U.
Dean. W. H.
Eraler, A. F.
Mayhew, W. IT.
8 wink, Peter J.
Nash, T. J.
C'auble. Pleasant H.
Kennerly, &. A.
SI op, M. L 8.
Basslnger. Jos. M.
Basslnger, B. P.
8tifceieather. M. W.
Troutman, . O.
Bolton, F. .
Robinson, Jas. H.
Crawford, Henry O.
Keid. W. E.
C am bell, W. A.
HeiUg. Julius A.
Leazer, J. K.
Kendleman, L. T.
Corrlher, Richard A.
Beaver, Dovie E.
Heaver, Mary A. C.
Clark, Christina C,
Deal, Mary Ann.
Earnhart, Mary C.
Freeze, Mary O.
HeiUg, Mary. . .
LI taker, Eliza T.
Morgan, Rachael E.
Overcash, Sarah J:
Patterson, Sarah E.
Sides, Francis E.
Llngle, Sarah A.
Wlnecoff . Mary R. C.
Wyatt, Eve Ann.
For the Watchman.
That County Commissioner Vacancy.
MS. Editor : I suppose I have got my foot into
this subject. "Another J. P." ought to have sign
ed his article c. C.t as It bears, I think, the ear
marks of a County Commissioner.
In my communication I only opened the way for
a reply, but no one ever thought for a moment that
it would contain any such conflicting Information
as it does; for he winds up by &vylng that there
was In fact no vacancy In the Board of County Com
missioners. Well ! well 1 1 Now, let us return to
the beginning and see what evidence there is to
sustain the vacancy, and what to sustain Another
J. P"8 broad assertion. 1st. We have Hon. T.J.
Sumner's resignation of the ottlce of Commissioner
tendered and accepted by Uie remaining four -Commissioners
; his resignation is published to the peo
ple at large and to the Justices of the Peace in par
ticular, through the columns of. your paper, and 1
know you to be too cautious ah editor to have pub
lished it without having it in writing over his own
signature. This certainly creates a vacancy. 2d.
Again we have, tn a noUce in your paper, over the
signature of the Clerk, notifying the public and es
pecially the Justices of the Peace that there is a
vacancy caused by Col. Sumner's resignation. 3d.
In the same paper, over the same signature, and
by the authority of the Commissioners, is an order
directing the Justices of the Peace of the County to
meet in Salisbury on the first Monday in December,
1885, to elect a person to nil the vacancy referred
to In the noUce. 4th. A notice to the Justices of
the Peace was printed in hand-bill form, over the
name of their Clerk, containing the notice and or
der Just referred to, and this he was careful to see
that each Magistrate in the county got a copy of.
Now, here we have Jour written, unimpeachable
witnesses that there was a vacancy, or the County
Commissioners were acting a farce of the worst
kind. Now let us see what they said and did In
person, during the interval. 1st, I Jnet Col. Stun
ner on the street in Salisbury, and told him that I
contemplated offering a resolution to the Board of
Magistrates when they met to refuse to accept his
resignation. He at once told me not to do so, as he
had positively and In good faith resigned for the
reasons published. He asked me not to think of
not accepting it, but to look about for a man to
take his place. I then began to think, and In a few
hours saw Mr. Mac Harrison, and the thought oc
curred to me he would make an excellent Commis
sioner. I then conferred with W. L. Kluttz, who
agreed with me as to Harrison, provided he would
serve ; and at bis suggestion I at once called upon
Mr. Harrison, who Informed me that he did not
seek or want the office, but If the Justices of the
Peace elected him with any unanimity, he would
serve them to the best of his ability. This answer
I liked far better than If he had said he wanted the
office and would do all he could with our aid to se
cure It. I at once told Mr. McCubbins and Mr.
Kluttz what his answer was, and they, like myself,
were well pleased with It, and determined to press
him for the vacancy. Some days after I also saw
Col. Summer and Mr. Baker, and when I told them
of the man and what he said, they Joined heartily
In his support for the vacancy, Col. Sumner making
some very complimentary remarks about Mr. Har
rison Now vou will see at least four of the Com-
Lmlssioners understood there was a vacancy, and
i ....... .,i in a4uv...ittntr till, nmmntlnn nt a. otrtain
iviiicu iu . r - .
man to fill that vacancy, and the week foUowlng
one of these Commissioners caused a notice to ap
pear in both papers suggesting Mr. Harrison's
name to the Justices of the Peace as a suitable man
to nil the vacancy. Much more testimony from
others might be produced, but we. think in the
minds of all unbiased individuals the testimony is
overwhelmingly and unanimously In favor of the
fact the t there was and to a vacancy. Even the ac
tion of the County commissioners on the first
Mniutnv at December mainly shows that they then
thought there was a vacancy, and even uow,at
least two of them are loud in their denunciation of
the acts of the Board of Commissioners on that day
in that particular. Now, what evidence have we
on the other side T None that I can see but the
bare assertion of Another J. P.. which will not be a
feather's weight against the other testimony in the
other end of the scales. There ts some talk about
the proper way and the proper body to receive and
act upon the resignation. 1 think the resignation
ought to reach the Justices of the Peace through
the County commissioners ; do not think their ac
ceptance or rejection material, as the justices of
the Peace are the proper persons to nil such vacan
cies. In other words an official body cannot create
a vacancy that they cannot flU.
As to what I think was the whole and only duty
of the four remaining commissioners, when the
resignation of Hon. T. J. Sumner was placed In
tnthelr hands for the action of the Justices of the
Peace, is that they should have at once elected one
of their number chairman pro tem.. then Issued the
notice to the Justices of the Peace, informing them
of the resignation of Col. Sumner, and ordering
them to meet in Salisbury' to take action on it.
This, I think, is all the law gives them power to do.
And when the Justices would have met they would
have been the ouly proper body to pass on Its ac
ceptance or rejection. To make It plain, wc will
suppose the justices , of the Ttace had, without
any hindrance according to their order, met and
rejected the resignation ano Col. Sumner had ac
cepted, the acceptance of his resignation by the
Commissioners would have been worthless. Again,
suppose the Justices had met, as they were order
ed, on the first Monday in December, and had ac
cepted the resignation (In spite of the action of the
Commissioners at the time) and had elected an
other man to nil the place, could anyone be found
to say that that man was not the Commissioner
Instead of col. Sumner? I tfflnk not. He would
have been a Commission .r, duly elected, and could
not have been prevented from serving, if he chose
to serve, by the Commissioners or anyone else, no
matter how unfit he may have teen for the place,
the taw, unfortunately, not requiring either Intelli
gence or responsibility. Now what I have written
is not Intended to wound the feelings of anyone,
for I have a very warm and kind feollnsr for every
one of them, and am truly sorry that their official
acts in this matter gve room for ctitlcisiu and dis-
so. witn kindness for all and
toward none, I close.
Last Year's Christian Progress. I
From the Raleigh News-Obser .
Certainly none of the events of the jear
which has just passed sway from as forever are
more important to us as a Christian people
than those which mark the progress of Christi
anity, The great event of the year, we suppose.
was the publication of the revised edition of
the Old Testament. For fifteen jears the best
Biblical scholars of this country and of Great
Britain had been engaged in the wort of this
revision and not until last May was the result
of their labors given to the public. It was re
ceived with less general interest than that
which was displayed in the revision of the New
Testament that appeared in 1881, the fact be
ing due possibly to the other fact that the
changes in the text of the first named book
were neither so numerous nor so radical as in
the case last named. The present state I of
Hebrew scholarship did not permit a revision
as. searching as in the instance of the New Tes
tament and the revisers moreover bound them
selves to sticks closely to the Masoretie text.
That the new version will supplant the old can
no longer be maintained by anybody. It will
be used for the purpose of comparison and will be
in the highest degree valuable in that way, but
the old version will remain the stay and com
fort of the English speaking world as it has
been for generations.' In America the most
striking phenomenon of Christian progress has
been the tendency of all denominations toward
union in the great objects of their existence.
There has been more harmonious action than
ever before and greater toleration of differences
in doctrine, polity and liturgy. The fact leads
to the hope that after all there will eventually
be a gathering of all church bodies into one
fold, even before the translation is made into
the world where the differences of men shall be
as naught. The time for this is still however
far in the future, we are afraid, but the long
strides which have been made towards it should
rejoiee the hearts of all good people, whatever
their religious belief. One sign of this move
ment toward unity was the congress of churches
held at Hartford, wherein topics of burning in
terest were discussed with freedom and yet
without bitterness by representatives of church
es as wide apart in point of polity and doctrine
as the Episcopal, the Baptist and the Unita
rian. There was no great -revival " in the churches
during the year, but evidences appeared that a
very general revival has been begun and that
its fruits will soon be manifest. A notable "de
parture" has been the Episcopal "mission" in
New York, which has undertaken a work very
much like that done by the revivalists of the,
Methodist church in the South, with a success
which has been conspicuous. Similar move
ments have been in progress in most of the
churches of the country, with results no less
promising. In Georgia there have been special
ly impressive movements whose effect so far, at
least, has been great.
The Roman Catholic church was made promi
nent by a plenary council held at Baltimore in
November, the most important of whose de
crees approved by the Pope having been that
which discourages the use and sale of liquor by
members of the church. Steps were taken also
at the same council for the establishment at
Washington City, with an ample endowment,
bf a great American Roman Catholic universi
ty. In England the question of disctablishmeat
has been forced into prominence, and to the
alarm of churchmen on the subject may un
doubtedly be attributed the failure to elect a
Liberal majority in the present House of Com
mons. In matters more purely spiritual than
this the church has made marked progress, one
of the means used having been the "mission,"
which as wc have said has more recently been
adopted in New York. In the English Presby
terian church a revised and shortened confes
sion of faith is betng considered and will prob
ably be adopted. General missions during the
year have borne great fruit. In Japan much
work for good has been accomplished; in Tur
key a decided step forward has been made; in
Spain the hostile attitude of the government
has been changed to one of encouragement; in
Burmah the whole country has been opeued to
Christian influences by the British conquest
and in Africa the missionaries have made con
It appears, therefore, that on the whole the
cause of Christianity has triumphed gloriously
durrhg 1885 and because of the firm founda
tions which have been laid we may expect
even greater success in the course of the new
year we have entered.
The Necrology of 1885.
In the United States, among the distin
guished dead arc ex President Gen. Grant
Vice President Hendricks, ex-Senators,
Gwinn, Fenton, Sharon and Toombs, ex
Secretary Thompson, ex Governor B. Gratz
Brown, Cardinal McCloskey, Dr. Stephen
H. Tyg r- 8. L Prime, Gens. McDowell
and McDougall, John McCullough, the tra
gedian, ex-Vice President Schuyler Colfax,
Richard Grant White, Mrs. Helen Hunt
Jackson. Hint on Rowan Helper, Henry W.
Shaw ("Josh Billings"), William H. Vander
bilt, Dr. John S. Draper, Gen. James Mc
Quade, Rear Admiral George H. Preble, ex
Secretary of State Frelinghvsen, Emery
Storrs, Malcoin Hay, Mrs. Myra Clark
Gaines, Susan Warner (author of "Wide,
Wide World") Charles Wright (an eminent
botanist), ex-Gov. Gilbert C. Walker, El i
zur Wright, and T. S. Anther. The South
eaa necrology will have to be given here
after. In Europe there are also many distinguish
ed names among the dead. We name F.
J. Fergus ("Hugh Conway"), Col. Fredr
Burnaby, Gen. Chinese Gordon, Stifr Moses
Montefiore, Dr. Nachtiga. (the African ex
plorer), Franz Abt, King Alfonso, Victor
Hugo (t lie greatest poet of France), Prince
Frederick Charles, Lord Houghton, Mar
shall Serrano, and the Mahdi. There are
other men of note but we have not their
names at our conimand.
The following is a list of prominent
North Carolinans who passed over to the
other side during the year just passed:
Dr. Marcellus Whitehead, Rev W N
Morrison, Dr L W Batchelor, Dr James
Craigmiles, William Lea, Dr H C Willey,
George M Smedes, Edward Kidder, Thom
as J Norman, Dr Bcnjaman W Robinson,
Col Abram S Kent, Prof W C Doub, Dr J
G Hardy, Capt James S Anderson, Rev B
M Phillips. Rev I Hull, Rev J M Luke,
J M McCorkle, Chauncoy Meek ins, Dr
Elam Caldwell, Rev Henry Gray, Rev Wm
Carter, MP; Dr Thomas j Hughes, Dr
Benjamin F Green, Maj Rufus Hartley,
Rev Charles H Phillips, Rev John N An
drews, Rev John W Lewis, Maj Ephriatn
J Brevard, Rev L H Gibbons, William
Henry Jones, Rev Robert P Bibb, Dr LG
Ward, DrC W Woollen, Dr Gaston D
Cobb, Isaac J Young, Dr I F Caverns, Dr
Sydney X Johnston, Thomas J Person,
Capt Randolph A Shotweii, John W Nor.
wood, Pmf Wsshinuton C Kerr, Samuel S
Harrison, James J Litcbfoid, A S Shu lord,
Joseph Bobson, Col Edward C xel
Col Joseoh Saunders. T)r Knil! n,
George C Moses, Joel H Muse, William H
Young. Judjre A A McKov, Robert M
Henry, Dr. James K Hail, John K Brown,
Capt John L Woostcc, Witliaras G Mat.
thews, DrWJT Miltar, John fi leftists
and G Ramsanr. Wilmington. Star.
The Boston Pek having said that "enerr
month $2,000,000 of gold in the paMi
treasnry is but for $2,000,000 of silver t He
idle in the public treasury' the San Francis
co Call pungently remarks: "When toe ed- ,
itor of a leading Boston journal make such
blunders theic should be no surprise at the
Eastern people gctferallyHsplsy inthedio- "
cossion of the silver question. In this W-
sighted portion of the country everjbfdw :
knows that the Government buvs silver bull
ion at the market price. Whatever priMtt ,
tnere may be in the coming of silver bolldk.
into silver dollsra ta mado Itv llm (4rvrrw
ment. But why to lie idle in the public
treasury? There is not a silver dolllar ia
the public Treasnrv wliieh mi not
orably paid but in the discharge of any
ligation of the United States. If the silver ,
dollars lie idle ia the poblie Treasnry mimk
because the Treasury Department has set
up the gold standard ia defiance of law.
But the gold men fay that the silver
is not an honest dollar. The facts ana. how
ever, that the silver dollar is the only dol
lar which is the same now aatn wnjMft "
has never been changed. The dollar of tr ?
fathers is ninety-three years oldmdkfifrl1
cisely the same as ever. The gold dollar
has been changedin weight from tin $m
time, but the silver is the same oe as
with another. If there is any dishonest
money around it is gold. Through the mar
preciat ion or this metal caused by legisla-
tinn nntUml. t n .SI... 1L. 1 r i - t
wwu iuiiiicuuij vu Bivc) mic vaiue oi uetiis
has bees increased." - - i.
- 1 I . r
1 " . -i n i i i m ..hi
In th& countv, Dec. 31st, 1885, by Ret.
Sam'l Rothrock, Mr. Henry W. Cauble
and Miss Beneter C, daughter of Mr.
-v "v uviuv, in ttxn-u i 1 ant im u, VAI UH
the morning of the 80th December, 1885,
inisn .mukv xi. vrruuv, wit' oniy Btster Wt
Mrs. J. D. Stewart. Mrs. Stewart and her
dang liter go at once to California,
win administer upon the estate.
Corn, (not much offering,
u Meal, wanted.
! oo to
v 15 to
Chickens, in demand,
Ejrgs, freely at
Flour, common family.
$2.60 to 2.75
f " extra tine,
3.00 to 3.10
40 to 50
9 to 10
40 to 80
ft 00 to 6.50
50 to 60
40 to 50
Lard, country made, -
do sweet, J
Thft unrlerslcrned havtrisrnsanrfAtMl thr-mwtvMiM
panoers m uie practice oi meaiane. oner u
professional service? to Uie citizens of Salisbury i
inc Kiirrouncnnj; community.
oince w. Trantimm's former office, next
noma's weweiry store.
Johx WnrrvnSAD, M. n.
He wry T. Trantham, M. D.
N. B. All b lis due to either of tbe above, prior to
isnuuiusi. nt? p lump 11 j ex-iulu.
Jslt. 1. 1S85.
I - ' -
Val II1RI F I alilli
Uideeand by virtue of a decree of thai
Superior Court of Rowan County, direct
ing Uie as administratrix of W. A. McCotv
kle, deceased, to sell land to make assets,
I u il offer at public sale, at Uie Court
House door in Salisbury on Monday, the
first day of February 1886, a valuable tract
of land situated in Unity towaship, Rowan
County, about 9 miles from Salisbury, on
the f'aters of Second Creek, near the
Wilkesboro road, adjoining the lands oi
James Holt, Calvin Harrison and Others,
containing about 144 acres, nearly one half
of which is Second Creek Txrttom, heavily
timber d. On the place is a good frame
house, barn, well, anil necessary out-build-ings,
TEHMS: One half cash on confirma
tion of ' sale, and the remainder in equal
instalments at 6 and IS months, with in
terest at 8 per cent, per annum. Title re
served till all the purchase money is paid.
JENNIE C McCORKLE,
I Adm'x. of W. A. McCorkel, deed.
Theo, F. Kluttz, Attorney.
Jan. 1st, 188& 144.
All persons wishing their " p
tuck," should call immediately uj
KAT W. TAYLOR,
who has at last secured a good gallery
up stairs in the Crawford Building, nt
the Boyden Hod.sc, Where he will remaia
only a few weeks J I am using
and cah. therefore, make vour tiictu
accordingly, either on a cloudy or clear
day. Don't postpone, but give me a good
lively business, and I'll promise to make
you beautiful photographs ; that is, if not
too honjely. I can assure those who have
nervous babies that, on account of a good
stock of patience, and bcin' able to use
Ughtuin;. can get good pictures of them.
if ugly men and women desire to bo
made gpod-lobking, let them visit me be
fore it fi too late, and for a small consid- ,
emti" in cash, will make them happy.
In fat, let everyone-who desires work
in my line, come prepared to reward my
efforts,! by pawing wraen the negative W '
made. . Comply with my rule and I tea
will be happy. -a.F
Prices Very Reaataabla. j
Will e ready for business about Sat
urday. Jan. .Mill or Monday J$th, 188.
Come and inspect y work. Don't
iit is Tavlor Nat
TAYLOtt of the riwn of layior A Uibeoa,
I Ashevijle, N. C. ' -
Crawford's Building, Salisbury, N. C,
t is no vy hi place of business.
.j j ' -f r . -
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