LO C A L.
THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 1880,
oimsoNS writing for Information on matters ad-
Lirtsed iu Oil paper will please say-'Muiverasea
L ine Watchman."
(The subscription rates of thfe Carolina
tfatehinain are as follows :
1 vearJpaid in aovance, 91.au
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',paytii't delayed 3iuo's2.u0
p.iym't deVed hi luo'sS.Sq
Several gentlemen from
. tnWn this week.
Messr. 'Ji D. Caskill and A. G. Harris
ire recovering from pneumonia.
Mr. Geo.; Aehenbaek will occupy the
btoreroom vacated by Mr. J. M. Brown.
Local matter is a-scarce article here
kince the bad Weather struck tins com
Lunity. Bead what our correspondents have to
lay. They furnish live news from the
Chickens, eggs and things to eat in
Ibis line are scarce in tins market just
The town clock has resumed business
and KiriKes ine iioui iu uu auiuunuuni-
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The tobacco business is again becoming
lively. The warehouses have resumed
Interesting communications from seve-
Fn points have been crowded out, will
ppcar on the outside of next paper.
A few citizens of this county attended
,npt at TViiiVtim loot' ui'fl' as v i 1 1 1 i -
the case of McElwee vs. Black well.
Itis about time a pretense of repairing
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ne tounjiuuc was ut'iui; inauv.
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Taylor the photographer is Just abupy
can be- There will soon fc- -general
Mr. J. Douglass Brown, the jovial N.
representative Of E. S. Jaffrey A Co. of
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11 Il ill ill
Carlo, m. S. Brown's faithful old bird
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He was about 16
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oldJ Probably more than
nave oeen Kineu over nun.
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flesh .--was here this
drove OfJ-splendid horses which were
rtered at Heilig's feed stable.
The circulating library established here
months ago, has become a jopular
st it utioii: but is calculated to discour-
i'.Ji g tl 1.1 i
Sales at the Farnnif s1 warehouse have
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good one on . Wednesday.
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Thanks are extended to Messrs. J. L.
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fifteen names. Mr. 1. Line's club is
VII 1UOV I IIVKU Ulblll it in AiAis? u
Dunham gave the young people of
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w ere servetl at 10
J. M. Coleman & Co., froneral mer-
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Dowtpan Creorge Washington Smythe's
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irnrn I r ia f i (rnrnn ntiii n'i 1 1 ha on.
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Ross? residence has moved into the
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Ton Mvim'U Mr KJW9 xvi 1 1 rkrriirtv
g purchased his iaiterest in the
little too previous. The negro Geo.
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effects of a fall from a dray, is im-
ne nxxe two year om daughter of Mr.
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accidental falling of a w indow sash
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1 will build tobacco hogsheads to sup
the demand by the dealers in leaf.
has been engaged in this business at
rom an omemi source it is stated that
railroad shorn will not 1...
isbury. This is for the benefit ofthose
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m ro i i p i iijii, i no i a ii i...,v ,
be brought here.
ne tmna urove uebating Ulub, have
- w a a yvj my lotion n.
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rmcu ia'ww rasper, oecxy, ana
Jk r rank Patterson, Mack Doaton
R, B. Patterson jcom on querries.
r rni mn Knno tirtn.v. . m
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the 6th Inst, to Miss Bailie, daughter
m. bulhvan, Esq.. a prominent
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ew Orleans and returned hr nn
Saturday, leaving on Monday for
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" " "jA.r wisnes
Mr. Jas. 31. O'Neil's estate received
$1,000 from the Traveler's Accident In
surance Co. -a few days ago. This is
prompt payment. Mr, J. C.Xedbetter is
the local agent.
The regent bad weather has been hard
on stock. Salisbury has a citizen who
would not allow his horses to be driven
or exposed in any -way during the cold
snap, A very commendable act.
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A man brought a lot of partridges to
town last Friday, which were caught in
a trap. They were mere skeletons, and
were seemingly on the verge of starva
tion. He should have fed and turned
The "Cold Saturday" was in 1835 and
not 1840, as stated in last week's paper.
Mr. Jno. C. Miller, of Franklin township,
called our attention to the error. .But the
weather of last week was cold enough for
most of us.
The Ball Road water works at town
creek are kept running only four hours a
day. Why not construct a few cisterns or
tanks in the more thickly settled part of
town, and keep them filled with water from
this source, by engaging the works to run
longt r? .
An electric light of 12000 candle power
would, if elevated upon the public square,
be sufficient light to illuminate the streets
over the business part of town handsomely.
How it would comrare with the cost of
gas at present price has not been ascertain
de, but it must be fully as cheap.
The Richmond Dispatch says: The
oldest native-born white citizen of Peters
burg is Mr. John Enniss, now nearly
eighty -seven years of age."
This aged citizen of Petersburg is the
father of Dr. Jno, H. Enniss, the well
known druggist of this city.
Mrs. Adelaide Rowzee, wife of Mr. Wm.
J Rowzee, died at her home near this city,
on last Tuesday, aged about 75 years.
This' lady was for many years a member
of the Methodist church, and had lived; a
devout and useful life. She leaves a large
family of children and grand children to
mourn her death. - - ,
There was a change of schedule on thp
Western X. C. Railroad on last Sunday.
The trains on that road now connect with
the day trains on the R. & D., leaving
Salisbury at 11:30 a. m after the arrival
of the south bound train on the R. & D.,
aud arriving at 6.22, p. m., in time to con
nect with the north bound train on the
The Bulletin, issued by the Agricultu
Departmeut, has again made its appear
ance. It is an interesting and valuable
publication, and one that should reach
every farmer in the Stiate. It will keep
him thoroughly posted br usefuf and
' scientific lunts as to the various crops and
their cultivation and will ,tety him all
John Buch, a rather notorious negro,
whose notoriety comes from his robbing
freight cars, was arrested a few days since
1 in Charlotte by W. G. Skinner, a detect
j ive from Pinkerton's New York Detective
I Agency, and brought here for trial. He
had a hearing before Justice Bringle aqd
, was sent up in default of bail. There are
five warrants against him, two each in
Sallsburyand Concord and one in Char
! lotte. His field of operations extended
from Danville to Charlotte. S. F. Tom-
I tnenn lv ird ernfT moniitnttiiAn f Tiii
nam, was present to testify against Buneai,
whose prospects for ten years in the, pen
are exceedingly good.
On the occasion of a fancy dress ball
here during the holidays, a gentleman
desired to attend in the guise of akm
federate soldier, private, but had to aban
don the idea because a genuine uniform
could not be found in town,nor in the
county. This is attributable to the fact,
that when our boys returned from the
war, they were compelled in self defence"
to stick to the tattered grey, until money
could be earned with which, to purchase
clothing, and when the old ones were
j discarded a rag dealer would?nt pick
t hem up. A few outfits, such as were
worn in the winter of 1864-65 should
have bem preserved to hand down as
relics to future generations.
Mr. James Ramsay . while cleaning out
some of the dark corners of Meroney &
Bros' store in order to make room for
the" immense stock to- be placed this
spring, came across some relics of the
past. One was a book of valuable and
useful receipts, issued by the firm in 1855.
It is in the shape of a book of more than
Ri microti, 1 1w i T f ornnto namu Kninir in
Uthe flrm for advertising, the remainder
devoted to business cards of others in
cluding professional cards. He also
found a package of "Regalia smoking and
chewing tobacco" manufactured at Rich
mond in 1862. Each plug was put up in
a printed wrapper. The tobacco looks
as if it had been granulated and then
pressed into plugs, so that it could be
used for chewing, or crumbled for use in
a pipe. There is hardly any of the aro
ma of tobacco left in this package,
which is 24, years old.
Building and Loan Association.
, A general meeting of citizens is called
to assemble in Meroney's Hall, on Friday
evening, the 29th of January. Now let
the people turn out and go prepared to
take an active interest in this scheme for
the upbuilding of the town. Never in the
J history of Salisbury has there been such a
demand for houses as now. The Building
and Loan will enable those desiring to
build to do so on easy terms. Improve
The office of the Pamlico Enterprise was
destroyed by fire on last Wednesday morn
ing. The loss amounts to some $3,000,
.including a hne law library. . The fire
originated from one Of these patent clay
UUCB " F ' " " P" vuwugn.
tne ceiling. -
Rev. Bam'l Rothrock, of Gold Hill, this
county, has been in the ministry of the
Lutheran Church ,fbr more than fifty
three years. His kind and gentle man
ners and his devout Christian life have
made for him the name of "Father"
Rothrock, find well he deserves the pa
rental title. During all these years he
has been a resident of this county (except
a little more than one year in his earlier
ministry), and he has never been without
a charge. Another reason for his being
known as Father Rothrock may be found
in the number of marriages at which he
has officiated; he has united parents,
their children and their grand children.
During his ministry he has united in mar
riage four hundred and fifty-five couples.
He is a hale and hearty old gentleman
now, and still performs his duties as pas
tor to congregations who delight to honor
him. In the earlier times he often
preached in the German language, as
then about as much German as English
was spoken in the country near Salisbury.
Father Rothrock still speaks German,
and occasionally preaches in that lan
guage. His name is a household word in
Rowan, and he is ever a welcome visitor
at the fireside of her people.
Death of Dr. T. W . Keen.
Dr. Keen died suddenly at his post of
duty in the Virginia Legislature, on last
Saturday. He had just finished a speech
and was sitting at his desk, when friends
noticed a ghastly look on h face as his
head fell back. It was thought that he
had fainted, but the truth was soon appa
rent his spirit had fled. This sad event
caused much excitement in the legislative
halls, and all business was suspended for
the day. The House passed a resolution
of regret and appointed a committee of
five from the House and three from the
Senate to accompany the remains to Dan
ville, the home Of Dr. Keen, and to draft
suitable resolutions commemorative of
the deceased. The committee Messrs.
Munford, Dickenson, Burks, Noblin, and
Mallory, of the House, and Messrs. Hunt,
Staples, and McDonald, of the Senate
on arriving at Danville found that Salis
bury was, the family burial place, aud
they accompanied the remains here.
They were met by Mayor Neave and the
Commissioners, who immediately took
charge of the remains. The legislative
committee were required to-be back in
Richmond on Monday morning and they
accordingly returned Sunday night.
It is supposed that paralysis of the
heart caused the death of Dr. Keen. He
had been complaining for several days.
His funeral took place from the Presby
terian church here on last Monday at 2
oclock. The face plate of the casket wras
removed and many friends of the deceas
ed looked upon his face for the last time.
Dr. Keen lived in Salisbury someeight
or ten years, and was generally esteemed.
He was a progressive, enterprising man,
engaged while here in the manufacture of
tobacco. He was twice elected mayorof
Salisbury, and made an acceptable and
efficient chief officer. His many relatives
and friends here mourn his lOss.
Considerable damage was done at the
mouth of the CapS Fear river, by drift
ice. Light-houses, buoys, pilot boats and
schoonerswere carried awav by the ice.
The Wilmington Star says some of the
fields of ice were half a mile square, and
from four to five inches thick. It must
have been the coldest weather Wilming
ton has known for many years.
A Live Correspondent
Items fok the Watchman:
On Sunday 17th a very large crowd
amused themselvs by running races on the
ice in the river below Bringle's ferry. The
small hoys played hide and seek behind the
icebergs. Alter which oolomon Eagle and
E. J. Buchanau measured the river. The
ice is lioin one to two feet thick. This
cold spell will long be remembered.
Pool, N. C. Rowan Co.
This is what may be called a live corres
pondent. He does' not sign his name to his
communication, probably because he fears
an iceberg would fall on him. It must
have been fearfully cold for the children on
the ice. Was it really drift ice piled up, or
has the correspondent only been dreaming!
do tell your name next time. Farts should
be acom pained by the writer's name, in fic
tion it is different. Ed
Blackmeb, N. C, Jan. 18, 1886.
Editor Watchman: In vour last
you state that Mr. Bost, of Heilig's Mill,
takes the5 cake for big hoes. You are
mistaken bv - about 61 pounds. Mr. J.
Rowan Davis, of Steele township, still
clings to the "cake," having killed a Jer
sey red in November which balanced the
beam at 669 net gross about 7o0 ; length
feet 9 inches, tnrth 4 feet 3 inches. Mr
Bost is an uncle ot Mr. iJavis' wife, and
may nave the honor ot his son's aispiav
of strength in carrying his heavv hog, but
he should have "tacklea" Mr. D a porker
if he wanted to display his manhood.
Yours truly, Steele
LIST OP LETTERS.
List of letters remaining in post office
at Salisbury, N. C, for the week ending
Jan. 16th, 1886. 1
Wilson A rev,
Harry J Rumbough,
C W Shimpoch,
M J Snow,
L M Barber,
D L Brown, -Jennv
J D Cagle
M A Foster,
W D Haynes,
W H Hart,
A D Johnston v
Prof. J A D Stevenson,
J D Smith,
Jas F Trexler,
Sarah B Lee,
advertised when the above
lexers are called for.
A. tl. BOYDEN, r, M,
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T. K. BRUNER, EDITOR.
The mining editor returns thanks to
Prof. C. U. Shepard, of Washington City,
for a copy of his interesting monograph
on "Aerolites," read before the Connecti
cut Academy of Sciences. It is an ab
sorbing paper j and is characteristic of the
profound and scholarly author.
Steele H ine.
The Steele mine, which changed hands
recently, is now the scene of much ac
tivity. Arrangements are being made
to work the property on a large scale.
Some of the machinery will be in motion
Big Russell Mine.
is now yielding from eight to nine thou
sand dollars per month. This ought to
make a dividend paying mine, and will
if judiciously managed. The Coggins
and other properties are active. Mont
gomery is coming to the front.
The New York owners have leased a
portion of this mine to some parties who
are working it "and are getting very
favorable reports as to the value of the
The activity of our Montgomery mines
is known in New York. The Ophir
mine, adjoining, is also being worked
with favorable indications.
In continuation of the series began in
last paper, a few more, of the useful min
erals and the localities where they may
be found are given below;
has a hardness of from 6 to 6.5; specific
gravity 4 to 4.5 and consists of titanium,
six parts, to four of oxygen. Rutile is
tetrogonal in crystallization and has sev
eral uses. It enjoys a limited use in por
celain painting, and occasionally as a
gem. Oems cut from perfect specimens
have a ' lustre and color resembling the
black diamond. Sagenite is acicular
crystals of rutile meshed in a matrix of
limpid quartz, and the hner specimens
are much sought for Use as gems and for
cabinet specimens. Alexander, Burke,
Caldwell and Iredell counties produce the
is the black oxide of manganese and the
crystals are orthorombic. It has a hard
ness of 2 to 5.5; specific gravity of 4 and
is composed of about sixty partsoi man
ganese to forty of oxygen. It is used in
the manufacture of ulass to beautify or
discharge undesirabhytints from the ma
terial, and is also used in the prepara
tion of commercial oxygen for illuminatng
purposes No large deposits of pyrolusite
have yet been located in this State, yet
the mineral exists in more or less abun
dance in Cabarrus, Catawba and in sev
eral of the extreme western counties.
has a hardness of 7.5; specific gravity 4
and sometimes more; crystals tetragonal.
Zircon is essentially silica and ireonia,
thirty-three parts of the former to sixty
seven of the latter. Some of the elearer
colors, brown, red, and yellowish tints are
used as gems and are known among jew
elers as hyacinth. It is abundant in this
State. Burke, Henderson, Polk, Ruther
ford, Caldwell, McDowell, and other coun
ties furnish ample fields for gathering it
is not a rare mineral in this State. It has
a hardness of 5.5 to 6; specific gravity 3
to 4; is monoclinic in crystallization. It is
similar to enidote in composition but
with the addition of manv related elc
menis. rrot. is.err analyzed, a specimen
which contained (quantities omitted)
silicic acid, alumina, ferric oxide, fer
rous oxide, manganous oxide, cerous ox-
kle, didymous and lanthanous oxides,
yttria, magnesia, lime, soda, potash, and
water. It is found in Buncombe, Mitch-
el, Iredell, and other counties.
or Kyanite is triclinic p hardness 5to 7
specific gravity 3.5 and is composed of
one part of silica to two of alumina. It
belongs to the mica and hornblendic
schists common in the western part of
the State and may be called abundant. Is
sought as cabinet specimens, and Js oc
casionally used as a ring stone. The
crystals are white, gray ., and severa
shades of blue.
Suggestions and Facts.
After leaving Fraleyls mountain in the
lower S. E. Corner of the county and go
ing up the river, or in is. V. course across
the country, and immediately at the fdot
of the mountain, Ryals creek is crossed
Adjacent to, and also in the bed of this
creek, at the upper end of M. C. Morgan's
land is a fine placer prospect. In the
summer-time when the creek is low, by
moving t lie large rock in the bed of the
creek, some very handsome nuggets have
been panned; there is also, grit on wes
side of the creek.that has-been worked to
some limited extent and which woule
pay. The trouble nere is that there is
not fall enough in the creek, it being near
the river, and back water interferes with
the washings. It is very plain where this
gold comes from, as but little or none is
found above this poiat, and just here is
where some of the principal veins from
the mountain cross the creek as indi
cated from ,theircourse and outcrops
This is worth looking into.
Continuing across country to the hil
above M. U. Morgan 3 house, is a very
large outcrop of quartz, which, to all ap
m . . t , 1 A
pearance indicates the point 01 cross
veins. Free gold is found in panning the
surface. West of this point and on Mor
gan's land are several large quartz veins
i-iinnine parallel, these veins cross the
t river at , or near the mouth of Ryals
creek, and continue their course about
& 87iW. on through J. W. Mille's,
H. W. Miller's, Amy MUleHs, Conrad
Miller's, and on into Stanly They carry
gold. Some carry galena, and copper is
evidently present in depth.
The surface here is considerably undu
lating, and with the bold outcrops of the
veins ; alt that is needed to make this sec
tion a live mining camp, is the pick,
shovel and work. The little work that
has been done, shows the veins to be
large. Assays and pannings show the
ore will pay. These locations can be had
easily and' cheap. All the steam power
needed would be for pumps and hoists,
the ore could be cheaply trained to the
river, where at Mott's-Falls, there is 30
feet fall in half a mile, and the river is
about 150 yards wide. Dozens of mills
could be built on' each side of the banks,
and thousands of horse powers be had at
each mill. In one location a race has
been dug, about 100 yards long; this,
with a wing dam, three feet high and a
hundred yards long would run half the
river through the racey aud more power
could be had at a .trifling cost than
would be required to run a 1000 stamp
mill. We often wonder why it is that
such eligible locations for milling, such
vast amounts of vein matter almost at
the mill door, should go begging, while
the prospector and capitalist go tresf. Is
it because it is not known ? We believe it,
and hence shall continue to bring these
and other equally valuable prospects to
the world's attention.
General Iuiboden, in an interview with
the Industrial South, of Richmond, is re
ported as saying iu connection with the
'I was there three or four weeks ago,
and the superintendent told me their out
put this year would reach 500 tons a day.
They could sell 700 tons daily. The ore is
so rich in iron and free from phosphorus
that it is shipped great distances to be
mixed with hematites in the furnace, not
only to improve the iron thus made, but to
argely increase the product ot the turnaces
using it, by the mechanical effect it has in
keeping open the charge to permit the free
passage of the blast and gases through the
mass. I hese ores have been largely sent to
Allentown and Harrisburg, Pa. They are
used at the Crozer Furnace at Roanoke.
fliey go to Cliattanooga and Rockwood,
enn., and to Cincinnati, Ohiorbr distri
bution to the furnaces aboyethat city in
Kentucky and Ohio, and in the flocking
South River Ripples.
The ice-houses in this vicinity have
fcfcen filled with better ice than ever be
The store of Messrs. J. C. Foard & Pow
er at this place is now kept by Mr.O. W.
owler, Mr. A. M. Sullivan having gone
The fifth mouth of school at South
River Academy will commence next
Monday. The 'attendance is good, and
the school will continue until June.
The readers of the Watchman at this
office note with pleasure its improvement
in typographical appearauee and in other
Mr. J. A. Hudson, who was quite sick
during the holidays, is out again and as
whole-souled as ever.
Mr. J. B. Foard, of the Farmers' Ware-
111 1 "W 1 A.
house, Who has ncen to inirnam as a wii-
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ness in the iSiacKweii-MciMwce looaeeo
suit, returned last week. The case was
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moved to Person county and will 00 tneu
It vou see anyone Irom here, young or
old, limpiiig around and tenderly nursing
himsclt in spots, toroear asKing mm any
questions. It was trying to learn to state
that did it.
The South River Reading Club meets
romilarlv once a week at the house ot
some member. The club has a good li
1 ml -
brary and is a subscriber to the "Century
and '"St. Nicholas'' magazines; the latter
for the benefit of the Juvenile Depart
ment, which is composed of the pupils of
South River Academy.
The severe weather has caused our hu
mane sportsmen to declare a truce with
th rartridsres. Not so. however, with
the larger game. A few days since one
of our "crack shots," in company with
orie of Salisbury's veteran turkey hunters,
started out to trv his breech-loader on
something larger than partridges. They
had not gone far betore they came upon
a flock of turkeys scratching away and
feeding in the woods, t Tightened at the
hostile appearance of our two friends, the
turkeys promptly offered to get out of
their way with as little delay as possible.
But bang ! banc ! ! bang ! ! ! bang ! ! I !
Ten fine onen were brought down and car
ried home by two as proud sportsmen as
ever claimed a doubtful bird. It is a pity
to spoil a good story by having to add
that they turned out to be tame turkeys.
January 18, 188b.
The holidays assed quietly, with not
a single case of . intoxication to- report
from this quiet and Christian village.
School opened on the 4th hist., with
Prof. Floyd B. Brown, late of Mississippi,
in charge. His reputation ns a teacher is
too well known to need any comment
from us. His school has become so large
that an assistant teacher was necessary.
His estimable lady, Mrs. Brown, has been
secured as assistant. Never before has
there been such interest manifested in
this community for schools and educa
tion. The Academy has been remodeled,
doors changed from the side to the end,
and the house filled with new desks.
J. N. Plaster & Co. fired their new Har
risson safety boiler, and tried their ma
chinery at the flouring-Hiill. It acts
nicely, and will surely do good work.
Another blacksmith shop to go up here.
Marriages and burials sometimes claim
our attention in quick succession. On
the 14th, inst., Whit Parks and Eliza J.
Harris were married, and on . the 15th a
gi-avc was dug for Miss Ridling,
daughter of Margaret Ridling. This
voung lady was visiting in the communi
ty at Christmas took pneumonia, and
died on the 14th, inst.
The new public school-house at Mill
Hill, Cabarrus Co., was destroyed by fire
on the 14th. It took fire while the school
was in session. Have not learned the
Rowan county is foiling short ten cents
per capita in the school fund This year.
What is the matter ? Is it possible that
we are going to retrograde ? There ia a
wrong somewhere. L. A.
Hoar's bill for the Presidential succes
sion passed the House on the night of t he
15th, having previously passed the Sen
The Winter of our Discontent and Dies
A THRENODY IN BLANK VERSE UPON TftK
BLANK-ED BLIZZARD SENT HERE FROM
DAKOTA, ADDRESSED TO THE MAYOR OF
Sir : I protest ! Ten days ago I noted
a weather dispatch which announced a
blizzard as being en route southward and
eastward, from Fargo, Dak. I noted it,
and noting, I smiled ; for I remembered
the wild reaches of waste western wilder
ness and the hundreds of miles of sunny
climated South land which lay between
you and us. Then, too, I sutler ed my
mind to dwell complacently upon an
eight ounce, fawn colored j overcoat, a
pair of gum sandals and some undressed
kids which I had in store for heavy
weather, while, from away down in the
smiling depths of my soul, was- wafted
this gentle sentiment: Let her bliz.
Forty-eight hours later I looked out of
the house and got hit on the spine with
something which I feR in my soul could
be npthing less than the butt end of the
boreal pole, while a fine driving snow,
which felt like fanned, ground, assorted
and bolted iceberg from the upper regions
of the Yukon, powdering and dusting the
universal universe. Wind : Wah 1 I
should rather denominate it such. My
hat flitted away down the street a block,
four unicorns and a scruple at a jump,
like a spring steel kangaroo with a wild
horde of ravening dingos astern. That
wind folded my two cars back against my
short cu rl less curls, until I had the ap
pearance of a mule ready for business, or
a jack ass rabbit preparing to git from
hither to hence ; twisted the second hand
oft my extension ribbed, stem winding
compass, and ripped the tail feathers out
of my last dollar's spread eagle bird until
it wouldn't pass for more than 76 cents
and take it in swav backed cord wood.
That night the mercury fell down in the
basement of the thermometer and lay
there like a lonesome buckshot which had
been incapacitated by hard treatment and
chillblaius. However, so far as that ther
mometer is concerned, after the way it
frisked and gamboled about iu the upper
nineties all through the long summer
days, I don't care a chickidee how much
poetic justice it catches. I want to be
considered as wording this protest, from
exordium to peroration and back again, in,
and because of, my . own behalf and be
hoof and upon the distinctly egoistic
grounds of subsidiary interest. Men of
Dakota I What is there in life to attract
when one must hold a red-hot sad iron to
his stomacher in order to keep his freshly
eaten dinner from freezing so tight as to
upset jthC buck saw edge of his digestive
apparatus ? What are we here for, when
si doughnut and a mule shoe, an apple
and a brass door knob, and an orange
and a grapeshot are all one ; when you
can't draw a dividing line between a
sticky and a section of bull chain or a
slice of bread and a foot adze. Gre-ate
Scott ! Men of Fargo, have you lost your
last bowel of compassion? Swathe me
in the arctic circle and give me my hab
itation under aurora, along with the
tusked walrus and the flightless dodo, but
pardon me if I appear a trifle shy of a
blizzard tresh from fcargo.
Gentlemen, when next you are readv to
build one of em of the choice razor steel,
diamond edge compensation lump, hump
backed variety, and turn the tameless,
liegeless creation loose upon our desolate,
frizzled, wooden country, if you will sig
nal me slightly in advance, my next will
be dated from the tropic of Capricorn
unless shot by telegraph ; or else I will
undertake to execute to you a quit claim
fee simple, ocm m quo ne exeat regno
deed for the entire ensemble, tout and all.
V cry truly,
Georue Washington Smythe.
This is a true copy of a letter sent to
the Mayor of Fargo, Dak., by Mr. Smythe.
For the Watchman.
Talmersville, Ftanly Co., Jan. 16, '85.
Dear Watchman : Xmas and New Year week
were very lively around here. Several parties
were given for the enjoyment of the young folk.
The eld year died full of glee with a wedding
On the 3 1st December, at the residence of the
bride father, Itev. I. M. Shaver, by Rev. A. T.
Atkins, Mr. John W. Cotton, of Montgomery
county, to Miss S. Jane Shaver, of Palmersville,
Stanly county. The attendants were : :
Miss Min. Shaver and Mr. S. A. Biles; Miss Ada
Cotton and Mr. J. V. Kirk ; Miss Lula Crowcll
and I. C. Shaver ; Miss Katie McCanless and
Mr. W. It. Harris; Miss Fannie Nash and Mr.
T. J. Cotton.
Several bridal parties were given. One at
the 1 . M. . Institute, one at Lol. Lotton s, one
at " Uncle" Jack's. All seemed to enjoy them
hugely, both old and young.
Prof. Hamilton's school opened on the 4th of
Jan. with about 30 students, several have come
in since. Wishing the dear old Watchman much
success, I close. a subscriber
The People's Press.
In this place, after a protracted illness,
on the morning of 7th inst., Henry Ac
ocstcs Lr.ML y, aged 73 years and 0
Mr. Lemly was a native of Salisbury.
Educated at Chapel Hill, he was prepar
ing himself for a medical course of instruc
tion, but owing to weak eyes, he stopped
and went into the mercantile business in
Salisbury. He was married in 1836 to Miss
Amanda S, Conrad, and soon after removed
to Stokes, now Forsyth County. In April,
1852 ho came to Salem. He was a devoted
husband, kind father aud genial companion.
He joined the Moravian Church two years
since. His health has been failing for
several years, but not seriously, until about
six months since, when he commenced de
clining very rapidly. He enjoyed the visits
of his friends very much during his latter
days. Much of his time was spent in pray
er, and in reciting hymns. On New Year's
Eve he was taken worse, and was unable
to lie down. Thus he died sitting in his
chair conscious to the last moment.
His funeral took place on Friday last,
from the Moravian church, Dr. Rondthaler
preached the sermon. His remains, were
laid to rest in "Salem's God's Acre" amid a
driving snow storm, aud in the presence of
numerous relatives and friends.
"Sleep ia peace."
Corn, (not much offering,
u Meal, wanted,
Chickens, in demand,
Eggs, freely at
Flour, common family,
44 extra fine,
$2.60 to 2.75
3.00 to 3.10
Q ii Vft
j Lard, country made,
40 to SO
6 00 to 6.50
R3WA1 COUNTY lfog"
Jhn A. Boydea, Plaiatiff;
" A against
The E. Mi Birdsall Company Defendant.
To the defendant nbove named: Teo
tice that the plaintifif above named ha
commenced a civil action against vou to
recover the sum of three hundred" and
twenty dollars, for breach of contract; and
you are hereby required; to appear at the
next term ff the Superior Court, bo bfcU
for the County of Rowan, at the Ootfr
House iu the Town Salisbury, on the ftk
Monday lefore th 1st Monday in March
1886, andjanswer 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 pljiee .J. M. IK ) HAH , CI "k of the
I Superior Court of Rowan Co
Cut Tuts Oct and like it with you
when you sel your tobacco at the Farmer1
Warsuocs, Salisbury, an j it will be good
for one year's subacriptaoa to Coohtbt
Ho mi s. frei of charge. Good during the
month of February.
Cut Thi Oct and take it with
when you sell your tobacco at the Casb
WabkhocsbL Statesville, and it will enti
tle you to oflje year's subscription to Cock
try Homes, free of charge; Good during
2031 1-8 ACRES
Under--and by authority 4i a-Consent
Decree of Rojcvan Superior Court made at
November Tem, 1886, 1 will offer at pub
lic sale at the Court House door in the
town of Salishurv, OX MONDAY the 1st
day of FEBRUARY, 1886, the following
described tracts of land, formerly owned
by Wm. S. Mucay, Esq., situated in Rowta
Lot No. k
Adjoining he corporate limits of the
Town of Salisbury, and the lands Of W. T.
Thouiason, M.fL. Holmes and o:hers, con
taining 17 acres.
jliOt No. 2.
Adjoining the above diescribed Lot No,
1, aud the lands of W. T. Thomason at 4
Edwin Shaver and others, containing It
Lot No. 8.
Adjoining the lands of Ed win Sharer, and
lying between the Statesville public road
and the W. N.jC. R. R., near the corporate
limits of Salisbury, containing 21 acres.
1 ot No. 4.
Known as the Wilson Tract, adjoining
the lands of Tj J. and Pi P. Meroney sua
William Howard and others, about half a
mile from the corporate limits of the tows
of Salisbury, containing 14 acres.
Lot No. 5.
Lying between the W N. C. R. R., and
the New Mocksviile road, adjoining the
lands of Ruljus Trexler, Whitehead & Bar
ker, and others about a half a mile from
the corporate limits of the town of Salis
bury, containg 5 acres.
3Lot No. 6.
Known as thb "Castle Tract," adjoining
the lands of Benton Ludwig, T. J. and
P. Meroney Hud others, and in about a
mile of the cornoiute limits of Salisbury.
Lot No. 7.
Kr.nwn as tfte "Pond Tract," adjoining
the land ot f in. Murdoch, Benton Lud
wig. and Ann McNecly, and about 1 miles
f-bni Salisbury!, containing 351 acres, the
finest bottom lands 111 the County.
tLot No. a
Known as the "Wise Tract," lying about
six uisles ironi! oansoury, oeiween state-
ville public road and the SheriU's Ford
public road, adjoining the lands of John
Gourley, John Y. Rh e, M. A. Agner and
others, containing 880 acres.
Lot No. 9.
Known as the the "Sut
ti 1 Tract," on the Statea-
ville public public road, and near the Wa
ter Tank, on the W. N. C. R. R. about 7
miles from Salisbury, adjoining the lands
of John Gourley, M. A. Agner and others
coining 275 acj-es.
The larger lots will be sub-divided
if necessarv, and sold in
lots to suit purchashers. Every variety of
the finest timber, cotton, tobicco, and grain
producing lahds, 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 large
Survey, and plots of the lands may be
seen at the officer of the Commissioner.
TERMS t"he purchaser to pay one
third cash on the confirmation of the sale,
the balance in two equal installments at the
end of six ami twelve months, interest on
the deferred payments at the rate of eight
per cent, per annum from the date of con
firmation ol sajle. Title to be reserved till
all the purchase money is paid.
TpEO. F." KXUTTZ, Com'r.
Salisbury, N-IC, Jan. 1st, 1886..
L 19: t.
The undorslgna having associated themselves ss
partners in tiie ; practice of in iicii.c olTcr tnetr
professiouat -rvU- m ;)i- citizens of Salisbury sag
the surrounding community.
Office Or. Tralbtliam's former office, next daw t
John whitehead, II . D.
j Husky T. 1 kakth am, M. ,
K B All bills ue to either of the ateve, prior to
18S. must be piohiptly bellied.
Jan. 1, - I lanMpd
Under and by virtue ef a decree. of the
Superior ConH of Rowan County, direct
ing me as administratrix of W. A. McCor
kle, decensedto sell land to make assets,
I will offer a public sale, at the Court
House door in Salisbury on Monday, the)
first day of February 188, a valuable tract
of land situated iu Unity township, Rowan
County, auouw umes uom oausuury, on
the waters df Second Creek, near the
Wilkeshoro rbad, adjoining the lands
James Holt, Calvin Harrison and ot
containing alwiut 144 acres, nearly,ene
of which is Second Creek bottom, heavily
timbered. Oof the placfhTa good frame
house, barn, wpll, andrteeessaryut-buildings,
all new.7 i
TERMSi-jjfi half cash on confirma
tion of salt, and the remainder in equal
i instalments' ,ai 6 and 12 months, with in-
served till all-the purchase money is
t crest at O pet, ueui. per ibuuui.
JENNIE C.I McCUmKLJB
j Adtri'x. of W. A. McCorkel, deed,
Theo. F. Kliotts, Attorney.
Jan 1st. 1886. 12:41,
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