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"THURSDAY, JAN. 14, 1886.
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icimtuiper will please say
la the Watchman
The subscription rate of the Carolina
Watchman are as tallows :
1 vear, paid in advance, $1.50
navm t le laved.Jino h.uu
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The snow fell on smooth frozen roads
last Friday and the sleighing ' was good
Very Jew ice houses will be filled here
this winter, with native ice. It can be
delivered in mid-summer by the car load
cheaper than to honse it here in winter,
and is superior in every way. It really
seems colder than "home made'' ice.
The District Stewards of the Salisbury
District M. E. Conference, held their annual
meeting at the Methodist church in this
place yesterday, and transacted the usual
routine business provided by the discipline
of that church.
A late spring is predicted.
Mr. J. Allen Brown has the whooping
Business quiet since the bad
The Newt-Observer has issued a pretty
Services as usual at the . Lutheran
church next Sunday, d .
Cant. Chas. Price has moved into
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Trains from the east have been running
behind schedule time, all this week.
Johnny Wiley, son of Mr. 6. H. Wiley, is
recovering from severe pneumonia.
Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Bucrbaum have re
turned from their bridal trip north.
Not only the small boy, but lots of the
old men are "wild" over the skating.
Henry Hannah, a negro, well known
here, has been "put up" for stealing.!
John Morgan is the busiest advertising
agent in America when there is a tioupe
The Choral Union meets at Mr. John
A Boy den's, on Friday evening; the
The tobacco men are waiting! only wait-
iagfj Watch if. g and waiting for a change
in the weather.
tf ijs. E- B. Neave gave to a few friends
a very pleasant dinner party on last
Thursday evening. j
Mr. Sidney HciligV "Biliv" goat, the
faithful, useful friend of his boyhood, is no
more aged 15. Occasionally they die..
The bell si St. Luke's Episcopal church
here, has been heard ringing a distance
of seven miles from town.
It is reported that W. C. Blackmcr,
Esq., will build a handsome residence on
' Fulton street, next Spring.
The next term of Superior Court here
will begin Monday Feb. 15th, continuing
two weeks. Judge McRae will preside.
There was a very pleasant dance at Mr.
Shank's, near Watsonville, on last Monday
night. They had a jolly, good-old eoantiy
Some of the old people pronounce the
recent cold snap "pretty severe weather,"
in fact, as cold as it it has been for several
years back; but it won't begin to com
pare with a cold wave that passed through
this way about 1840, and along there.
"Lets see I that's about forty-five or six
years years ago this incoming February."
Mrs. D. D. Norwood, of Perry, Ga., has a
small gourd that she has constantly used
as a "darning gourd" fbr 45 years. Ex,
A lady friend of ours has a similar gourd
that lias been in her family for three gen
erations about 75 years. The same lady
is using every day her great-grandmother's
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Skating was sever so fine here
is as glassy as a "mirror lake.
the ladies and gentlemen of Salisbury are
eniovin? this best of all exercises. Mr. J.
D. Gaskill is always on hand, and while he
does not pose as the "best skater," he has
more real fun in a day's frolic on the ice
than any two men in ihe community.
Fon 4th month, ending Jan. 8th, 1886
1885-80 1884-85 1883-84
Enrollment, 310 ! 308 296
Av.attend'nccSe 201 196
COLORED school 8j MONTH, ENDING JAN.
Alleghany county was represented here
this week. . Several wagons loaded With
apples, chesnuts, &c. Rather a bad time
to be so far from home.
Several of the butchers over the way
.object to being labeled as on "mutton
row." Buncombe RoW is the sobriquet
they delight to have applied to that side
of Main street. ! J
Miss Maggie Peinberton and Mr. H. Hall,
of Fayetteville, iell through the ice on last
Tuesday, while skating, into fifteen foot
water,-and were with difficulty rescued.
George Foster, a xlegro dray hand, fell
.from his wagon on last Saturday and struck
a stone which penetrated his skull. He
lias since died -from the effects of the
Deputy Collector J. II. McEenzie reports
that the people are paying up their taxes
promptly, and that the Sheriff and all his
deputies are making good records on this,
the last round. '
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The bombshells mounted on Dr. Grif
fith's fence and gate posts were manufac
tured at the arsenal here during the war.
They will be regarded as relics In the
years tp come.
T. A. Mowery Accidentally Killed.
The towrn was startled on yesterday to
hear of the sad deah of Mr. Thos. A.
Mowery. He was hunting on the Achen-
back farm near town, yesterday; in com
pany with Mr. Chas. Holmes and a Mr.
Nail, and while these two men were try
ing to get a rabbit from an old dead tree,
Mowery was loading his gun. It seems
he was standing on an incline and that
he slipped and fclV the fall discharging
the gun. The load took effect in his left
underjaw, tearing it completely away,
and ranging toward the top of his head
He fell dead not a breath was drawn
after the fall.
Mr. Mowery was a native of this town,
aged about 24 years, and has been a dray
man all his life. He leaves a wife and
child bereft of husband and father. This
is a sad affair and comes as a solemn
warninc to the living in the midst of
life we are in death.-
".J Old Hickory Club. ,
On last Monday evening the annual
meetinc was held in the parlor of the
Club. Much business was transacted
but not of interest to the general reader
The following were elected to fill the
offices for this year:
President, Maj. Gf. P. Erwin.
IstT, P, Wm. Smithdeal.
2nd V. P, Theo F. Kluttz.
3rd V. P, T. K. Brunei-.
Sacty , R. Eames.
Treas., W. H. White.
W. C. Lindav.
Executive Theo. Parker,
Committee. H. J. Overman,
Si F. Lord,
E: R. Overman.
The first two for 12 months, the second
two for 9 months and the third two for 6
months. All; the affairs of the Club are
in a sound" and prosperous condition.
This organization is a credit to the
Boys who were born during theseige
of Petersburg, can vqte at the next election.
The school boy of today knows but little
about any seige during the wart Shame
oa the schools.
- A Congressman, members of the Leg
islature, Clerk of the Court, Sheriflf, Reg
ister of Deeds and jConstable are to be
eiecteor this year. Jbleetion time comes
around too often. I
Mr. H. M. Jones, who holds a position
in the revenue office at Newton, spent
last Sunday at home. He is well pleased
with his work and speaks favorably of
the citizens of Newton.
H works : (Friday Jan. Sth, 11
a. jin, a tWfo horse load of wood
DO cents; 12 o'clock indications of snow,
worth $1.00; 1 o'eloce, snowing right
The cold weather interfered with the
union service this week to some extent,
but it is hoped and signified that when
the weather will permit the united effort
be resumed for a week or two,
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Another precinct heard from. A book
keeper in this place states that on last
Monday he was writing, or rather at
vbujrwug w htiic, w 1 mill uuee uei Ol a
roaring good fire, when the ink turned to
ice upon the point of his pen before he
could get it from the bottle to the paper
. It was the pleas ore of a representative
of the Watchman to lieten to a neat little
polka variations, tripple tonguemg, &c.,
rendered by Jlr. Ed. B. Neave, on the cor
net at his residence on Friday night of
last week, and we can only reiterate hat
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t j -auuBicugoi uy mii who are
The Pleasure Club Drill and Dance.
On last Thursday night a rare and pleasant
entertainment was given at the hall of the
Pleasure Club. It was the drilling of sixteen
young ladies. They had been under the guid
ing hand of Cant. Theo. Parker, an excellent
drill master, for several days, and appeared on
their first dress parade on that evening. At a
given signal they filed out to the center of the
hall and stood in line, ''chins up and eyes to
the front," looking as brave and determined as
any commander could wish. A wave of sweet
musical sounds floated from the rank as they'
counted one, two, three, four, 'etc. Then all
was silence. Sixteen irirls all silent and still ?
Yes, ani more ; they were obliged to listen to
ie maa ! He soon spoke "Right by fours,
march !'' and they moved as one man, or rather,
as one woman. It was the poetry of motion
so exclaimed (more than) sixteen gallants, who
gazed with manifest admiration at the line. - It
was a pretty line decidedlythe prettiest ever
seen here and the "sweet sixteen" executed
the manual of arms with graceful dexterity.
on Friday evening-, bpow was falling in the
earlier hours, which prevented many from at
tending, bat notwithstanding a large assembly
waa present to witness and enjoy this festive oc
casion. At ten oclock the merry dancers In
their many hued costumes appeared, and in
spired by the sweet strains of a march prome
naded the brilliantly lighted hall. This being
ended, the dancing began, and progressed in
regular order with nothing to mar the pleasure
of the evening, jit would be a pleasure to de
scribe minutely the many costly and elegant
costumes worn on this occasion, but onr epace
is too limited for such extensive notice. Most
of the toilets Were becominfrlv aDDrouriate.
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and many of the characters personated admira
bly conceived and executed. Let imagination
picture them as the reader scans the list :
Miss Mamie McNeely Night black dress il
luminated with golden crescent and stars,
forming a bright feature in this social horizon.
Miss Minnie Scales Aurora an airy cos
tume of piak and white bespangled with stars,
and so charmingly enhancing the ethereal ap
pearance of the Wearer as to convince the gay
chevaliers that "the spirit of morning was
Miss Carrie Fjreer Evening Star a white
dress over which a large, resplendent star was
worn in her cloudi-like tresses, and myriads of
lesser ones supplementing her costume, shed
thin, silvery light.)
Miss Bessie Kerri Snn Maid was attired in
white, and over hejr dress and around her head
gleamed a unique Representation of sunshine
Miss Nellie Holmes White Rabbit dress of
soft, white goods, (white turban and slippers.
decorated with the heads of the little anima
the costume was decerned to represent. This
costume was very accurate in all its details.
Miss Bessie Nefly Spanish Lady so per
fectlv represented as to induce a young gentle
man to address her in Spanish.
Miss Mamie Mocki Snow Queen a very el
egant, graceful costume, trimmed with swan's
Miss Lottie Mockr-Di Vernon silk hat and
very becoming riding habit.
Miss, Shober- Persian Princess a very hand
some and elaborate oriental costume, strikingly
becoming to the lovely wearer.
Miss Mamie VV hite "VV here are you going
my Pretty Maid ?" made a quaint picture in a
Kate Greenaway dress.
Miss Mollic Murphy Sorceress looked as if
She had just wandered from a band of gypsies
Miss Ella Brown Quakeress quite becom
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iner prim little uuaker uress, who -snaKer
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bonnet to match, all in exquisite taste.
Miss Sudie Murphy Watteau Shepherdess
a lovely costume of pink and blue, beautifully
decorated with exquisite cglentine roses
Miss Carrie Crawford Flora McFlimsy
elaborately dressed a fine suggestion of "Noth
ing to wear.''
Miss Annie Bingham Silver Spray wore a
sheer white dress and wincrs over which the
silver snrajr was artisticallv visible. The cos
tume harmonized with her sweet, fresh face.
Miss Pauline Parker Evangeline a short
skirt of striped blue and white, over-dress of
light blue, blouse of white linen with high
neck and lonir sleeves, bodice of blue like
skirt, and cross, rosary and Norman cap
becoming and well chosen charatcr.
Miss Emma Councill Forest Queen dres
of green and white garnished with parti-tinted
autumn leaves, necklace and bracelets of gild
ed acorns, crown of acorns and leaves, and a
basket of ferns and autumn leaves. As a child
of nature she played her part well.
The following gentlemen appeared in fancy
dress some very elegant and tasty costumes
among them :
Theo. B. Brown, Chevalier, court of Charles
Ferrand Haughton, Uncle Sam.
A. C Harris, Chevalier, of Louis XIV.
John Boyden, Irishman.
Tarn McNeely, Mr. Tony Lumpkin.
W. C. Lindsayf George Washington.
Ed. Young, Troubadour.
John MoOre, Sailor.,
P. B. Beard, Gabriel.
John Young, White Prince.
Robert Ramsay, Crusader (in armor).
F. F. Smith, Knight of the White Plume.
James Enniss, Oscar Wilde.
Theo. Parker, Captain of the Horse Marines
Malcombe Manly,'Scotty the Jockey.
Besides those in fancy dress, there were s
large number of ladies and gentlemen in even
ing dress, and a number of visitors, among
them Miss Maggie Merrimon, of Raleigh, Mr
Schenck, of Greensboro, and Mr. Witherspoon,
This ball closes the season, and a gay and
happy one it has been to the young people
The Pleasure Club, composed of the best young
men of the place, has certainly done the hand
some thing for the social circle of the commun
ity, and too much praise cannot be given them
for their generosity in this particular.
The Window Mine
is reported sold. Active operations are
to be resumed at once. The
is turning out a fine grade of ore, and the
property has a very promising outlook.
They are putting up machinery as fast as
T. . BRUNER, EDITOR.
The Gray Mine
soon to be put in operation. It has
been regarded as a good mine for many
years and this test will decide the matter. The general trend of the country is N. E
tant factors, yet what they possess in in
trinsic values is not known to the outside
world and scarely known and barely
more appreciated by those who own
then. With these facts in view, a few
suggestion as to them will not bo amiss
and we hope not unappreciated to the
readers of our Mining Department.
from a Geological standpoint it is but
necessary to say the section is huronian
slate with quart rite, limestone and con
glomerates in places. The topography is
interesting, and from some of the higher
points, can be seen a beautiful undulating
country. Bounded on the east by the
Yadkin river, there are also several re
spectable creeks flowing into the river.
t was worked before the war.
It is mooted that a northern parly
is arranging to erect a complete Fraser construction
& Chalmers ten stamp mill, boiler, en-
le, crusher and Frue Tanners concen
trators on this property on a long lease, I ley's, Dillo and Mauney's mountains are
and with the privilege of purchase, the J the principal river hills; they are from
and S. E.
Some of the river hills assume a con
siderable proportion and make respecta
ble mountains. It is of these and their
that we wish to call more
particular attention, leaving the farms,
with their varied crops for others. Fra-
operators to pay a royalty
gross products to the owner.
out of the 200 to 300 feet above the river at the
highest point, the river being about 560
feet at these points above sea level. These
Useful Minerals j mountains and their spurs are well cov-
Under this head will be given fromlerea witn a growth of oak, pine and
time to time, brief notes of various useful hickory timber, which makes them rath
minerals. North Carolina has a large er difficult to prospect from the surface,
number of rare and useful minerals, not Dut enough can be seen by the bold out-
Y j metalliferous, which are of importance in
the manufactories and arts. In these
notes wilL be pointed out their uses, and
also the localities where they most abound.
crops tne wnole area is nignly min
eralized. Take, for instance, Fraley's
mountain. It is cut from its consort
hills in Davidson county by the Yadkin
river. Here is a considerable bluff, the
is a silicate, consisting of silica, alumina exposure presenting a fine field for the
prospector, and in which can be seen sev
eral large quartz veins that go through
the mountain, and are known to contiu
ue in their course on into Stanly county
These veins have been prospected but
very little; they show free gold, and on
and soda, has a hardness of to 7; specif
ic gravity, 2.5 to 2.6. It is abundant in
the State, and is found in large quanti
ties in Mitchell, Yancey, Madison and
is a general term applied to the fibrous the summit of the mountain are bold and
kinds of amphibole and pyroxene, but
more generally of-the former. It is found
in Macon, Madison, Burke and Mitchell
counties. In the latter county massive
with long staple. It is also found in the
form of tremolite and actinolite in this
State. It is used in the manufacture of
fire proof material, roofing, steam pack
ing, boiler felting, lamp wicks', &c.
or heavy spar, has a hardness of 2.5 to
3.5 and a specific gravity of 4 to 7. Its
composition is about two parts of baryta Ed.
persistent. An occasional fault or dis
turbance is mjetrwith, where the slates
are tilled in all shapes and directions,
but 'the veins generally continue their
.course of about N 37J E., and of course
cut the country rocks. This mountain
is owned in part by N. C. Miller, Jacob
Fraley and others
This series will be continued and the
fl cations. The more prominent commit
tees which have the most important work
to do are strong.
v ith each Congress tne tasK oi organ
izing the House is becoming a more deli
cate and burdensome one. The question
has been raised whether the labor should
any longer be thrown upon one man.
Both branches of Congress are now
ready for real work, any amount of which
is waiting for them. It is thought the
session will continue until August. About
three thousand bills have been presented
in the House alone. Among those that
have been introduced in the Senate is
one demanding longer sessions of Con
gress, so that tiie country can have more
work for the same money. The sessions
ought to be continuous, with only such
short recesses as other business men take
from their labors. The pay of the Con
gressmen goes on whether they are in
session or not. While it is a very agreea
ble arrangement to them for Congress to
sit only ten or eleven months out of the
twenty-four, public business sutlers from
The list of bills with which Congress is
flooded furnishes undeniable proof of
American inventive genius. No possi
ble subject of legislation has been slight
ed. Among them are many old-timers
that come up and die out with every new
Congress. One bill asks that for the re
mainder of her life the widowuf Gen.
Grant may correspond with her friends
and her friends with her without paying
postage. The most popular measure is
one for the establishment of Agricultural
Experiment Stations. Nearly all the
members from rural districts have intro
duced it in one form or another. About
a dozen Civil Service bills have been pre
sented and a new bill asks for the estab-
ishment of a National University here.
It provides instruction in the higher
branches of all departments of knowledge.
with facilities for research and investiga-
tion. space ioroids me to give the full
terms of the bill, but I will mention that
the government of the institution is to be
vested in a board of Regents consisting of
one member from each state of the Union,
to be appointed by the Governor. Each
state and territory shall be entitled to
scholarships in the ratio of one for each
Representative or Delegate and two for
each Senator. These scholarships shall
secure free instruction for five years
i he Republicans in both branches of
Congress are after the Pension Office and
the Senate has passed a resolution for an
investigation of its management, past
and present. The complainfTthct Com
missioner Black does not treat them with
sufficient deference when thev call on
business, and then thev have to do some
thing in retaliation, against the recent
charges, in Gen. Black's annual report.
about the Pension bureau having been a
political machine, run by Republican
Heilig's Mills, N, C Jan. 7,
to one of sulphuric acid; is used largely
to adulterate white lead, and is ground
for use in the arts. This mineral is well
distributed over the central and western
part of the State; in Guilford, Cabarrus,
Gaston, Madison, and many other locali
composed of ferrous oxide one part
two of chromic oxide; hardness of 5.5;
specific gravity 4.8 to 4.5. It is valuable
as the source of the many chromium com
pounds used in the arts. Yancy, Jack
son and Madison counties have the most
extensive deposits of chromite.
or plumbago, commonly called Hack lead,
though it contains no lead, is when free
from impurities, essentially pure carbon.
It is hexagonal when in crystaline form,
and occurs in beds. Hardness 1 to 2;
specific gravity 2, to 2,5. It is found in
Wake, Stokes, Catawba, Burke, Cleve
land and other counties, and is used in
the manufacture of pencils, stove polish,
crucibles and as a lubricant.
consists of silica and alumina and results
from the decomposition of feldspar. It
is used in the manufacture of china ware,
and is found in abundance in this State.
Guilford, Iredell, Ashe and Macon have
large beds of it. Prof. Kerr, in his geolo
gy of the State tells tells this story about
UA curious fact mav be mentioned here
which I came upon recently, that the first
The schools are in full blast in this
vicinity. The Rev. Mr. Heller is creating
mike a sensation by teaching the little
fellows to read before they learn the let
ters might as well try to teaeh a child to
walk before he learns to crawl; well he
will learn to walk the sooner and the
better by not crawling
The Rev. Sam'l Rothroek, who has
been preaching thirty-four years at Organ
to church, has resigned.
Mr. Alfred Beaver lost two valuable
horses quite recently. The first about
six weeks ago with heart disease, and
last week another with blind staggers.
The hog killing season is about over
and Mr. R. W. Bust claims the largest
His hog stood as follows: Length from
ears to ham 6 feet 3 inches, girth 6 feet 9
inches, weight gross 707 lbs., net 608 lbs.
He also claims having a tolerably
strong son, who carried this hog over
four hundred , yards without resting. If
anv one can beat old uncle Reuben we
would be glad to hear from him.
ROWAN COUNTY j IggflimiK
John A. Boyden, Plaintiff,
The E. M. Birdsall Comoanr DefettdanV
To the defendant above named: Take tifc
tice that the plaintiff above named hat
commenced a civil action aai t vou to
recover the sum of three hundred" and
twenty dollars, for breach of contract; aad
yon are hereby required to appear at the
next term of toe Superior Court, to be held
for the County of Rowan, at the Court
House in the Town Salisbury, oa the Id
Monday leforto the 1st Monday in March .
1886, and answer or demur to the com'
plaint of the plaintiff. And you are furth
er notified that a warrant of attachment
has been entered against your property,
which said warrant is returnable at same
time and place. .J. M. HORAH , Cl'k of the
Superior Court of Rowan Co.
Cut This jOcr and take it with you
when you sell your tobacco at the Fa rusk's
Warehouse, BalisbuTT.aad it will be mod
for one years subscription to Codktrt
Homes, free of charge.
month of February.
Good during the
Cut This Out and take ft with you
when you seftvyour tobacco at the Cam
Warehouse, Statesville, and it will enti
tle yon to one year's subscription to
try homes, tree of charge.
mineral export from North Carolina, if J ted.
Heilig's Mills Letter.
Dear Watchman : If you will perm it
me space in vour paper, I will endeavor
to give you a few items. We had a very
nice time over the holidavs, although I
shall not boast of it. Ellar, Grant, Rain
ey and Barger killed sixty-six squirrels
in three day's sporting.
I suppose the mail was delayed on last
Monday on account of the high waters,
between Dry's mill and China throve.
I suppose there are a few men near
Heilig's Mill who have sent a petition to
Washington for the purpose of trying to
move the office. We hope thev will not
succeed, as the office is pleasantly loca-
not from America, more than two hun
dred years ago, was kaolin, from the mica
mines of Mitchell or Macon: for ithap
I learn that Mr. Alfred Beaver has lost
two horses within the last month.
This community has been improving
pened that at that time all Europe was very rapidly for the last 8 or 10 years
wild in the search of the earth out of We have now five steam cotton gins, two
which china ware was fabricated, the steam saw mills, and four country stores,
Asiatics and Asiactie traders having care- which are doing a good business also,
fully concealed their art from the outside four flouring mills, two Shingle machines
barbarians of Europe. This mineral, and some other machinery business R.
therefore, bore a high value; and there is W. Bost killed a poland china hog which
none better found in Europe today than weighed 608 pounds.
LIST OF LETTERS.
List of letters remaining in post office
at Salisbury, N. C, for the week ending
Jan. 9th, 1886.
Ellfen J Drupy
C Q Hooks
that which the Indians "packed" from
the Smoky mountains to the coast, under
the name I nakeh. their name for the
i;iuur.iio, un.uuin kikiu.i 0111 a voiivu au 1 , . ,
places, Unaka in Mitchell, and Unakoi Ul wwwwj
The editor thanks "Subscriber" for his
letter. Subscribers in the various parts
in uneroKee. inese Indians were not, mieresung 10 luwuseivw auu iiciguwin
miners, but this kaolin or white earth had if they would report all neighborhood
A Wadesboro Sensation.
News aad Observer l
For some time past the Wadesboro papers.
the Time and the Intelligencer, have been
at daggers' points. A statement was nuule
by the former that Mr. 8. W. Henley, the
editor of the latter, was sailing under false
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emurs; in tuner worus, mat nis real name
was not Henley, and that he was in hidiogi
In this week's issue of the Time affidavits.
&c, arc published, to the effect tLat Htn-
ley's name is reallv Spcrry W. II earn, and
that he came from TaprahannocU, Va.
In this week a issue of the JUeUig,eer,
published the same day as the THmet, adi-
tor Henley in an article throe coltsn.is.in
length relates his whole history, sad) ac
knowledges that Sperry W. Heam ia- has
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proper name, uwwwy Allien M-reiU 18
a strange one. In substance it is. fchat fif
teen year ago Henley (or Hearn aoJie must
now be called) was a printer at f anpahan
nock, in the employment of J. L Cannon,
editor of the Essex Gazette. Tlere he fell
iu love with a pretty school gisl and from
this Bim pie and quite ordinary beginning
all his future troubles dated,, he claimes.
In 1874 a dark cloud came between the girl
and himself and he rtttempttd, to commiit
suicide. He had a rival an es-Union officer,
and sought totorcf; him infca.duel or even
a street hght. For two moatha he kept the
town in a siato qi turmoi. T.hi aroused
the indignation of the pcaplo and all his
friends save onf deserted him. Finally
their anger abated, but he kept them at a
distance. He became disgusted at what he
terms his own folly and decided to leave
the place forever. In October, 1874, he left
lappahannock for Baltimore, and there
assumed the name S. W Henley, wh'ch un
til now he hfis borne. Smce that tune the
people of Tappahanneek. have not known
aught of his whereabouts. For years they
thought him dead. Recently he was com-
pel leu to prove his utle to some property
there to secure it. ile says that there was
universal rejoicing when the Tappahannock
people discoveru that lie yet lured, and. they
have since been seeding to ascertain his
whereabouts. In conclusion he says: "
have now had my say.. I have endeavored
to tell the whole and entire truth, and I
have little fear that the people of Anson
county will think leas of me now that they
know the secret of my life, than they did
when they knew mesimply as 8. W. Henley,
butknew nothing of my antecedents. Hav
ing said this much, I am done. Forever ab
juring the name of S. W. Henlev. thus lav
ing aside the mask under whieh for nearly
twelve years I have hid my boyish follr. I
subscribe myself, as I desire in future to be
8fERl(T W. HEARX,"
' 2031 I 2 ACRES V
Under and by authority ot a Consent!
Decree of Rowan Superior Court made atr
November Term, 1886, 1 will offer at pub
lic sale at the Court House door in the
town of Salisbury, ON ftONDAY the let
uay ol r tiJKL AK Y !jSo. the following
described tracts of land, formerly owned!
by Wm. S. Macay, situated ia Rowan.
County. .! 7
Adjoining the corporate limite of" ttto
Town of Baliehans and the lands. of W. T.
l homason, ALT. Holmes audi axhjra1.atm-
taming 17 aargs
Lot Nt 52L
Adjoining; the above deseri bed Lot No.
1, and tfee- lands of W. 1. Thomason aad
Edwin iiwer and others, containing ML
Lot Bo, 3..
Adjfpi'aing the landaof EdwinBHuwrand
lying, bet ween the Statesville poblie road
ansfthe W. N. C. R, R., near tW corporate
liaiits of .Salisbury , containing 21 acres.
I Lot No. C
i Shown ae the Wilson Tract, adioinine
'the lands of T. J. and P. P. Meroney and
William Howard and others, about half a
mile Irom'the corporate hunts of the town
of Salisbury, containing 14 acres.
Lying between the W. 2f. C. EL R;, and.1
the- New MaesaviHe road, adjoeueag the
lands of Rut us Trexler, Whitehead dt Bar
ker, and others about a half a wile fiom.
the corporate limits of thtrtown. ct Selia-
bury, .con tain g 85 acres.
Lot No. GL -Known
as the "Castle Tract,"' adjoinfocr
the bun!' -of Benton Ludwig, T. J. and P.
P. Meroney and others, and in about a
mile of the corporate limits of Salisbury r
Lg Nqj 7L
Known as the "Pond Tracf.!r adioinine
the lands of Wm. Murdochs.. Beaton Lud
wig, and Ann McNeely. end about li miles
from Salisbury, containing 851 sere, the:
nnest bottom lanus in the Uounty.
Lot No. 8.
Known as the "Wise Tract, lying about
six mites from Salisbury, between States
ville public road and the SherilPa Tuatf
public road, adjoining the lands of Job
Gourley, John Y. Rice, M.. A. Agnat and
others, containing 88S-acres.
1 nt XTn Q Kn the the "8ut
XlUl ll IL a. fin Trad," on the Statee-
ville public public road, and near the Wa
ter Tank on the W. N. C. R. R. about T
miles li otn aaliabui'v. flinimiM tl -
. . -- - ... till. IBUHI
of John Gourley, M. A Agner and others :
:coininy 275 acres.
Judges, that Mr
musk to the
round inch ont of
than any of the playem in this part of the
They were marched and countermarched, ia
twos, in fours, and every other way, until ev
ery maa in the hall had blistered the palms of
his hands in enthusiastic applause.
The uniform was bright, jaunty, and becom
ing. It consisted of a red skirt, yellow sash
with large black tassels on its ends, black zou
ave jJkket trimmed with two rows of yellow
braid, white blouse waist with broad turned
down collar, and a red fez cap with black tas
sel. Bach man (feminine) in place of a gun
carried the flag of some nation, which was not
only pretty but interesting in their various de
signs. The picturesque effect of flags and uni
forms called forth the keenest appreciation of
The young ladies who participated in this
drill did so for the benefit of the Pleasure Club,
and the trifle charged as admission fee netted
$23, which will help to defray the expenses of
the Club incurred during the holidays.
v ' FANCY DRESS BALL.
The next anticipated pleasure on the list of
II II Amis
J M Aydelett
M A Agncr
Frank J Bethumc
G F Beaver
II C Brown
A. D Moore
A B Staley
Please say advertised when the above
letters are called for.
A. H. Boyden, P. M.
E T Johnson
P II WhHe
S W Williamson
V O Thomson & Co.
been exposed like snow banks in huge
dumps and open cuts by an ancient min
ing people, theMound Builders, a thou
sand or two years ago, who obtained
here the mica which is found so abun
dantly araon the remains of those peo
ple, all over the Northwest to the great
WViila Piinimwa Vino (loop nrtViinor
in crystals, (crystalizes in the isometric gtartiine since it reassembled, almost
system,) all sizes from a grain to twenty everything that has occurred on Capitol
pounds in weight. Garnet is a silicate of Hill during the week has Deen iraugnt
. : on. aanwvrMa witn interest ana importance, i ne oen-
and has a hardnes of 6.5 to 7.5; specific Mormon8. And incidentallv atraiust wo-
gravity a. l to 4 a. it is oi very common man suffrage. Steps were taken towards
At the residence oi John Propst, Jan. 3,
1886, by Julius Earnhart, Esq., Allen A.
ant to Mary Propst, all ot this county.
Corn, (not much offering,
w. Meal, wanted,
Chickens, in demand,
Eggs, freely at
Flour, common family,
44 extra fine,
Lard, country made,
, , . m I X VI A,
gayeties for the weak was the fancy dress ball Potatoes, irish,
$2.60 to 2.75
3.00 to 3.10
40 to 50
9 to 10
40 to 50
00 to 6.50
news, of general interest to the readers
of the paper.
From Our aejular Correspondent.
Washington, Jan. 11, 1886.
occurrence in this State. In Burke they
have mills for crushing it
material is shipped and manufactured
into abrasives. The clear varities are
used as gems and there are some exquis
ite shaldes, including the rare almandine,
found in Burke and Alexander counties.
In nearly all of the western part of the
State garnet is found. There is a popular
superstition which appropriates the gar
net to the month of January and is suppos
ed to insure in the wearer constancy and
Suggestions and Facts.
The lower S. E. end of this county,
though settled about as early as any oth
er section of the county, is about as little
known to the masses as though it were the
wild u-ext. and especially so, from a scien
tific and practical view. While the local i-
50 to 00 Ity and its people are known as impor-
over-hauling the street railways of Wash-
Th rrmhed ington as well as the U. b. f ension Office,
and tne congressional rvecora was em
bellished with considerable eloquence or.
silver coinage. Senator Beck exonerated
. . . ... 1 1 j .
himself irom nis recent aiiegea ap.vago-
nism to the President. About oue thou
sand new hilhv were introduced in the
House and the Speaker completed the
organization of that body by formally an
nouncing wnere ne nas had assigned his
325 men on his forty eight Committees.
There is no more than the usual amount
of dissatisfaction among members on ac
count of their positions ou the committees.
Indeed I think there was less couiDlaint
than was expected, and the- general ver
dict of those who have no personal mter
esta in the great question with which
these committees are to deal, is that
Speaker Carlisle has arranged them with
wisdom and fairness.
There are so many new members in
the present House, that their assignments
had to be made somewhat blindly ,as their
special abilities had not been known. But
tne 8peaker profited by his experience in
the forty-eighth Congress in placing the
old members with a view to their quali-
thev are dehrerins
tne United states at
ttm If "LIBERTY EILIGHTESIIS TEE WOULD."
More Money Needed.
The Committee to charge of the constraottoa
of the pedestal and the erection of the Statue,
In order to raise funda for
its completion, have
moaei rurmsned Dy tne artu
Miniature Statuette, whloh
to suDscfiners throughout
So. 1 Statuette, nx inch ia Keig hi, -tho
Bfaitne bronzed; Pedestal. nickel-rilvered,-at
One Dollar each, delivered.
No. 2 Statuette, In Mine metal, ttceiv tmtkm
hjffh, beautifully bronzed and nickeled, at
Five lollar each, delivered.
No. 8 Statuette, twelve inches hi finely
chaaed, Statue bronzed, Pedestal, Heavily
Sliver-Plated, with fxxsh aasn aft
Ten Dollars each, delivered.
If sea time aad money hare been la
perfecting the Statuettes, and they are much
Improved over the lint sent oat. The Com
mittee have received tram subscribers many
letters of commendation.
The New York World Fand of $100,000 com
pletes the Pedestal, bat ft to ethnated that
4,000 is yet needed to pay for the iron fasten
lngs and the erection of the Statae,
Liberal subscriptions for the Miniature Statu
ettes win produce the desired amount. ',
Address, with remittance,
B.ICH AED BTJTLSB, Secretary,
'ommittee of the Statue of Liberty.
33 Mereer Street, New York.
The larger lots will be aub-dU
vified it neeetaarv. and said in
lots to suit purebasbets. Etary variety of
tne nnest tauber, cotton, tobacco, aad grain
producing lands, are included in the va
rious lots above advertised, and the finest
bottom lands in this section, well ditched
and drained. Comfortable buildings, tenant
houses, tobacco -barns, &c, on the fanat
Survey and plots of the lands may be
seen at the officer of the Commiasione.
TERMS The purchaser to pay one.
third cash on the confirmation af the sale,
the balance in two equal installment at V. ft
end oi six and twelve months, interest on
the deferred payments at the rate of eight
per cent, per annum from the date of con
firm it ion ol aic. Title to be reserved tiU
all the purchase money ia paid.
THECf: P, KJ4UTTZ, COsaV.
Salisbury, N. C, Jan, , 1880.
lersienod having associated themselves as
in the practice of medicine, offer their
professional service? to the citizens of Salisbury ai
Ka oil pn . r.illm. aahiimi.I.h
office or. Trantham's former office, next door to
II orali s Jewelry Store. . t -uwrvo
John Wiimut, M. D.
Henry T. Tkaktham.M. D.
N. B. All hi Is due to either of the above. Drtor to
18S. mast be p.omptly settled.
Jan. l, itssn. Janasnd
Lnder and by virtae pf a decree of the
Superior Ccurt of Rowan County, direct
in'' me as admin Utralnx of W. A. McCor-
k le, deceased, to sell mad to mate aaaets,
I will offer at public sale, at the Conrt
Honse doot la Sahabury oa, Monday, the
first day of February 1886, a valuable tract
of land situated ia Unity township, Rowaa
Count y about f miles from Salwburv on
tne waeei's 01 seconu .vreck. near the
Wilkesbro road, adtoiab the lands of
James Holt, Calvin Harrison and others,
containing about 144 acres, nearly one half
of whieh ia Second Creek bottom, heavU
timbered. Oa the place 4s a good imm
house, barn, well, and necessary out-lwild-ings,
TERMS: Onr half cash on uriaa
tion of sale, and the rcmaind r in equsjl
instalments at 6 and lajmnnMts, .with in
terest at 8 per cent, per annjnaa. tlWl
served till ail the purchase money is paid
JEHA'IE C, AloCOHKIJC,
Adm'x. of W.Ai )h Corad, deed.
ineo, r . a mitz, Attorney,
Carolina Watchman (Salisbury, N.C.)
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