j Carolina Watchman. LOCAL. mm THURSDAY, 1886. PERSONS wrtttmr for information on matters ad vertised In this oaoer will please say WMM la the Watchman' jj Subscription Rates 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, Land Sale. . ,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 Mas 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. 82 rl- .... ' v . IU 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 last Tuesday. 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 Crawford building. 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 lot. 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 - T- m 7 J JT X j 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 room. "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 been. -A . j ; 1 j I j ' . I 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 I f 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 hearts. p 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 ing. 1 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 spring. 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 have had. 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 affairs. 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 the Watchman. 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 motive. 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. ,- .. ws 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. County Affairs. 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 ! h,,;it 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 January. ;V Salisbury. 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 just entered. 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 William Burkhead Bergess Winfred A H Black well Wm Black well Col Rollan Miller col T J Brown Hill Brown col G A Simmons Reuben Clark col Robert Chambers W H Crossett, Julius A Kanup Grant Conna J W .M iseuhcimer James! Mills D F iorris Burns MffGanie Mary A Goodman F L Pnny Mary porter James; Pearson i James Vesperman William Kanupp Jacob Trexler William Fultz John Fulienwider A H Gheen C W Guffin Slaly Green J J Howren F M Holtshowzer Lucey Craig A A Horsely . Charlotte Holmes WLorBRKinnerly Lizzie Laurence Renj A Long G A Peeler CCD Peeler Laura C Peeler Mary Ann Reeves J L Rutty Marcus T Trexler George Stokes Richiard Tucker 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. MINING DEPARTMENT. T. K. BRUXER, EDITOR. Isenhour Mine. 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 ' Big Russell. 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 gomery counties. 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: GlILTORD. North State Fisher Hill. DAVIDSON. 'Old Emmons. RANDOLPH. Hoover Hill, Herring, Winslow, Sawyer, Davis Mountain, Winningha, Cable Creek, Johnson. MONTGOMERY. Big Russell, Sam Christian, B T Coggins, Steele, The Knight Discovery. Titus Coggins, Bright, Ophir, Woodrun Creek, ROWAN. Gold Hill, Dunn s Mountain, Holtshouser, Hunnicutt, Yadkin Chlorination Works. C'AUARRCS. Quaker City, Reed, Isenhour. STANLY. Barringer, Sell. ': MECKLENBCRU. Rudisil, Dunn, Johnston, Summit Hill. Phoenix, Keid, Shive, ! Biles. Crowell, St. Catherine, Capps Hill, Frazier, Henderson, GASTON. , Long Creek, Kings Mountain. CATAWBA. Shuford Gold Mine. MCDOWELL. Vein Mountain, The Marion Bullion Co. GRANVILLE. Royster Copper, Gillis Mine. Harris Copper, FKBSOS. The Copper World Mining Co. FRANKLIN. Portice Mine. 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 this year. 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., $1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 LOO 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 Miss A. S. Rutledge, j J. Summerell, M. D., C. R. Barker, Wm. H. Overman, Will. H. Kestler, Kerr Craige, - j Eugene Johnston, 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, 1 8. W. Cole, D. A. Atwell, Frank Brown, 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, Theo. Parker, J. D. Brown, -W. W. Taylor, C. C. Krider, tW. T. Rainey, Confederate Pensions. 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 : - AUDITOR'S OFFICE, 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. Respectfully, W. P. ROBERTS, Auditor. Per Bbakch, ClTc. o Rowan Soldiers. Affner, John F. Beck, W. U. Dean. W. H. filler. Samuel. Eraler, A. F. Mayhew, W. IT. 8 wink, Peter J. Nash, T. J. Broomfleld, Payne, C'auble. Pleasant H. Kennerly, &. A. SI op, M. L 8. Kyles, Pinkney. Basslnger. Jos. M. Basslnger, B. P. File, Reuben. 8tifceieather. M. W. Troutman, . O. Bolton, F. . Robinson, Jas. H. Kestler,W.. . Crawford, Henry O. EUer, Farley. lllon, Anderson. Harkley, Daniel. Keid. W. E. C am bell, W. A. Castor, Robert. HeiUg. Julius A. Leazer, J. K. Kendleman, L. T. Fry, Calvin. Swink, Ed. Cauble, Green. Corrlher, Richard A. ROWAN WIDOWS. Allgood, Mary. Beaver, Dovie E. Heaver, Mary A. C. Beaver, Matilda. Clark, Christina C, Deal, Mary Ann. Dunn. Saloma. Earnhart, Mary C. Freeze, Mary O. Gordey. Hester. HeiUg, Mary. . . Hill, Sarah. Kestler, Mary. LI taker, Eliza T. MlUer, L. Mlsenheimer, Eliz. Morgan, Rachael E. Overcash, Sarah J: Parks, Priseilla. Patterson, Sarah E. Rumple, Elizabeth, Seaford, Margaret. Sides, Francis E. Llngle, Sarah A. Staines, Jane. Trexler, Elizabeth. Trexler, Margaret. 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- Llsfactlon. 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 siderable progress. 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, wh 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. Silver Question 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 MARRIED. 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. David GParker. -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. SALISBIBY MARKET TO-rDAY. Corn, (not much offering, u Meal, wanted. 40 to ! oo to 8 20 to 20 to v 15 to Cotton, Chickens, in demand, Butterf Ejrgs, freely at 25 16 Flour, common family. $2.60 to 2.75 f " extra tine, Hay, good. 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, - Cliats, Pbrk, Potatoes, irish, do sweet, J NOtlCE. 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 - ' - SALE OF Val II1RI F I alilli frmwviiffsia snii 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, all new. 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. TAYLOR'S HEW PHOfOGRAPf All persons wishing their " p tuck," should call immediately uj KAT W. TAYLOR, who has at last secured a good gallery MAIN 8T8KKT, 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 GLLEIjY. icturea n 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 . - . ' 41 ! I ft "'i 1 m I M M JL6 -A H -4 A 4- Hi r );

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