THURSDAY, JULY $, 18.
Tiie Democratic Executive. Commit
tee of the 7th Congressional District,
met in Salisbury last week, iml decided
to bold the District Convention jui
Salisbury, on Tuesday the 3d day bf
August, for the purpose of nominating
a candidate to represent this District
in the House of Representatives of tjie
next Congress. L. H. Clement, ?
Of the Kx-Com.
Contesting for Seats in Congress,
Mr. Hurd, the fre tradfer, and 5jr.
Romies were candidates for Congress in
the Cleveland, Ohio District?, at the Ishrt
general election. Mr Romies was award
.ed the certificate of election! Mr. Huird
contested Mr. Romies' right to the sent,
and appearing at his own attorney, made
'the greatest eflhrt of his lif4," before tjhe
Jfousc of Representatives, at the time tjhe
matter was settled, and Mr. Romies was
finally seated, to Mr. Hurd's discomfiture.
Saturday hist the House voted ttt.OOOjOQJ
each to both the gentlemen; jto Mr. Hurd
for contesting and to Mr. Romeis for
proving that Hurd w . nrt, but that he,
Romeis, was elected. Under! the present
rules of the House all one has to do jto
make a couple of thousand dollars is to
run for Congress, and then, if beaten,
contest the election. Charlotte Observer.
It is a shameless practice without a
plausable pretext in its favor. Tfc'O
men court a woman; one is successful
and the other is not Shall the defeat
ed man claim and recover a part of the
estate held by the woman?
Two men dispute about the right to a
certain piece of landed proherty. They
go to law for a settlement. Shall the
defeated man be paid his expenses and
a bonus for prosecuting a suit in which
it appeared he had no just i rights? j
Two. merchants or tradesmen set up
in competition with each other to Con
test for the trade of a certain neigh
borhood. Shall the people 6f the neigh
borhood make up the loss sustained by
the unsuccessful one?
away tne people s rnoney to men wno
have no just claim?
Extravagance and wasftefftlness of
the people's money is-the fule in (on-
If a meml)er dies, his burial is made the
occasion for drawing oii the public
treasury for from $2,(XXj to $5,j)00v
Nay, more than that; it cjost the peo
ple more to bury a dead diember tjhan
to pay tha expenses of a live pne.
Were men sent to Congj-ess to bury
de:id members? Is th;it $iny part of
their prescribed office? Is there any
provision in the Charter for performing
such office at the expense of the people?
Does a county pay the burial expenses
Of a sheriff a clerk, or jther public
official who may happen to die? jAnd
more than all, have the siirvivingloni
cials of a county any rigbt to riake
the occasion a joUy time for drinking
liquor,, smoking costly cigars, absent
ing themselves from theijr work, and
running up a monster billjof expenses
to be-paid by the county? Let the
officers of a county try shch conduct
as that, and they will scjon find out
that the people won't submit to it
Members of Congress are not less the
servants of the people thad the officers
of a county, and they likvejio more
right to misappropriate and waste the
bard earned money of the people in
the one place than the other.
n . r Si"
O l i i . i - . r .
oucn examples in niglij places is an
absolute curse to the coijntry in the
dishonest and immoral ientiment it
inculcates; and like all etils, goes on
from bad to worse, ending at last in a
crisis of misery and wretchedness.
Natural gas is one of
advantages of Pittsburg,
for driving the enormous
the numerous factories in
It is used
is use for 'cooking, and
an me venous purposes of fire and
heat. No chopping, nor j hauling, nor
handling of wood, coke of coal. Turn
a cock and touch the fiowjng gas with
a lighted match, and your fire -is made.
Turn the cock again ani voiijr fire is
out. No chips, dust, aiies dr other
litter to sweep up and carry out of the
house. No nuisance of iny kind as a
result of fire. It beat tL hL
all the writers on fairy lijnd, and gives
to Pittsburg an advantage for manu
facturing purposes that oghlj to place
her far ahejid of any othejr cit in this
or any other country. Twelve and a
half cents per thousand cuiit feet is
the price of this fuel. The Reader can
better realize its cheapness j when we
state that the Salisbury gas company
cannot anonl to make gad lof less than
five dollars per thousand cubit ft.
Mrs. James N. Gray, s4ya the Char
lotte Observer, in attempting to get out
of bed (she is an invalid) was seized
with vertigo and fell against a window,
breaking through the blinds and fall
ing out a distance of five jfeetj, by which
her left thigh and one rib on the right
side were broken, with other serious
v i .
Soyeotters is Trouble.
Fife men convicted of boycotting a
merchant in New York were brought
befoM Judge Barrett, Thurajkay, ftr
sentence, He gave two of them two
years and eight , months in the State
prison, one twenty months, and the
most violent man three years and eight
But later reports from New York,
announce that the Central Labor Un
ion will push an appearonthse cases.
To this end a meeting .was held in
Clarendeh Hall oa Sunday, in which
the Union adopted resolutions in which
they declare that the trials of the con
demned was not conducted with fairness
and impartiality ;' and that the jury
was a class jury and prejudiced against
every working man; and calling upon
all organisations to contribute freely
to enable them to prosecute an ap
peal, and obtain a fair trial by their
peers, &c., &c ,
We suppose the fight between capi
tal and labor is inevitable, and we have
no doubt that a fearful struggle may
be expected. No eye can foresee the
final result, nor depict the horrors
which lie between the beginning and
the end of it.
Roanoke College, Va.,
enrolled 13 boys from this State, as
shown by its Catalogue for 1885-'80, to
wit: Among Bachelor of Arts, Robt.
Henry Cline, of Newton, and Wm.
Augustus Smith, of Conover, Catawba
county. Of Master of Arts, Henderson
SnelL of Wilmington. Senior Class of
Undergraduates, J. D. W. Sherer, P.
B. Smith, of Conover. Junior Class,
C. A. Brown and Albert Sidney Heilig,
of Salisbury; and E. A. Smith, of Con
over. Freshman Class, Benj. N. Bray,
of Currituck; Wm.H.Cowell, of Swans-
boro; Geo. W. Kerr, of Mooresville;
Bobt Wr Kime, of Liberty; Chas. de
Ford Morgan, of Shawboro; and J.A.
B. Scherer, of Salisbury; Preparatory
Course, J. F. Ruess, Wilmington. The
whole enrollment of the College is 157.
Go a Little Slow.
, After writing an article
the ground taken by the Davidson
Dispatch touching the distribution of
the offices in this district, and holding
up Rowan's end of the beam, it was
consigned to the waste basket, because
we could see no possible good in such
a discussion. We protest, however,
that the Dispatch is far from the mark
when it characterizes us as "selfish"
and "spiteful." Neither of the epithets
are applicable, nor is there anything in
the situation demanding the use of
such language. 'The best thing to do
under the circumstances is to say noth
ing, which will be the policy of this
paper, unless our people are again un
As soon as Mr. Yates, of the Home
Democrat -announced, that the Sal-Mus-ca
telle people were frauds and would
not pay, we began trying to collect a
similar claim. It has resulted in a flat
refusal to pay; no excuse was given
when they were drawn on except sim
ply "we refuse to pay." We join
the Home-Democrat in denouncing
them as a s winding fraud and warn
the State press that they are advertis
ing for nothing since they will never get
a cent from that swindling concern.
There is trouble among farm labor
ers in Arkansas. The hands nn V10
Tate plantation, nine miles below Lit
tle Rock, struck for higher wages, and
would not allow other hands to take
their places. They are members of the
Labor Union. The Sheriff was sent
for, and the ring leader told him that
no; one should go to work, and no one
arrested. He shot and wounded the
man. Since that a military company
has been sent down, and matters are in
A contemporary says "Mr. J. B.
Lanier, of Salisbury, has found a
peculiar kind of 'hay' at his brick yard
near town, which he thinks will make
Since the days of the Israelites in
Egypt, hay has not been a staple pro
duct in the making of brick, and Mr.
Lanier has no idea of reviving the an
cient method. He is working up a
peculiar kind of clay, not hay, at nis
brick yard near town.
There was a dynamite explosion at
McCainesville, N. Y. on the 3d, which
resulted in the death at ten men and
the wounding of many others. Pieces
of the men killed were picked uo in
the woods and fields three-quarters of
a mile from the scene of the terrible
accident. They were all buried in one
coffin, the funeral services having been
conducted by ministers of several differ
The President has nominated Fits
John Porter, late a Colonel in the
15thx infantry, to be Colonel in the
army of the United States.
Blaine seems to be the conspicuous
figure in the republican party for the
next presidential candidate conspKO-
uext preuwriiuo . r-
ous bv tne aosence
of others whose
friends are less demonstrative.
could not beat Mr. Cleveland in 1504,
when he was unknown to the people
of the country, he had as well sell out
his chance for 1888, at any price he
Statesville American and Tobacco
Journal.- Under this heading Mr. E.
B. Drake issues a handsome 8 page
paper, tne nrsc numoer oanng iuiy
6th. It is to be devoted to all the ma
terial and social interests, giving only
a little more special attention to that
of tobacco. ,
The heavy rains last week prevailed
in Virginia also. The river at Rich
mond was ten feet above high water
mark, and the water two feet deep on
lower Main Street. Other towns xra
the railroads were also damaged, and
in spme cases trains stopped.
Joaquin Miller, in Chicago Times
asserts that gold grows, and he comes
nearer proving it than the reader can
in disproving it. He has found a piece
of petrified wood with a little vein or
thread of gold in it. Wood' does not
melt like the rocks. How came the
gold in the wood?
Egyptian Excavations. The Balti
more Sun reports the discovery of
Pharaoh's House in T ah pan lies of the
Bible and the Fol Defertneh of the
modern Arabs. See Jeremiah chap.
31 to 47. It is claimed to be the most
important discovery yet made in all the
researches of that most interesting
Dr. Valentine Mott, of New York,
is in the way of testing the virtues of
Pasteur's system of inocculation for
the cure of hydrophobia. He has a
case in waiting on whom he proposes
to try it.
Mrs. Cleveland is certainly in luck
Before she had time to take a second
thought on the capture of the Presi
dent, she .falls heir to a handsome for
The "Southern Bivouac," a Literary
and Historical Magazine,4 published
monthly at St. Louis, $2 per annum, is
one of the best monthlies published in
the Southern States.
The Pope, it s eenis, takes position
against the Labor Unions. He . announ
ces that adherents of the Catholic
Church can join the Noble Order only
under pain of excommunication.
The hen that lays two eggs a day,
was recently found in Illinois. .No
wonder, the hen had two sacks and she
The Washington, N. C. Progress,
has changed hands and enlarged. E. S.
Simmons and C. U. Hill, are now editors
The annual festival, the 4th of July,
was very generally observed, especially
in the northern cities.
For tbe Watchman.
Clod Knocker's Dust
July 5th 1886.
Mr. Editor: The last issue of the Watch
man indicates the approach of the politi
cal battle. The music of the Democratic
reville is heard summoning the host to
The Old Guard, (bravo for the old vete
rans) have wheeled into line with flying
colors, ready to do battle once more in a
great cause "An Old Guard dies but
never surrenders." The Court-house is
safe. The old boys have been faithfully
and long tried, and there is no mistake
as to their being perfectly true to them
selves and competent to take care of Xo.
1. But how about the Legislature? There
seems to be a little confusion along this
part of the line. Why, Mr. Editor, some
of the old farmers of Steele are growling
rariously about the primary meetings
coming so early in the season. It will
strike just at a time when it will be al
most impossible for the workingman to
leave his farm. The excessive wet has
thrown us a month behind. What is the
use of hurrying up matters? There is
plenty of time between July and Novem
ber to do up matters and give the farm
ers a fair chance, and thereby prevent
We would say to "Democrat" that our
old representative, L. 8. Overman, must
step up to the Senate. Three times "hand
gwine" is two much for the lower House.
Some of the young Lawyers will get old
and gray as a goose before thev have a
chance for a political start; and its sheer
nonsense in l4Rowan" to talk about the
"Old War Horse." Who ever knew au
old politician to go hunting a jack rabbit
after plugging a grizzly. 7
There seems to he a good chance for
thecroftof wheat to be entirely spoiled.
Some of the farmers calculated that one
fourth has already sprouted and that the
process is still going on. The forward
crop 01 oats will be entirely lost: those
that are not cut have fallen down and the
part that is cut, rotten. The corn and
cotton crops have receivedbut half work
and the grass and weeds reign supreme,
The work of destruction is complete on
the entire bottom land crops.
Washington, July 1. The President
has signed the Fit John Porter bill.
The Senate committee on agriculture
agreed this morning bv a strict iWrv
to a favorable report upon the olemarga
Irmc bill without amendment.
The Man About the County.
Memrs. Editors;- A. I. Hall. Esm. r
eny met witna serious accident und
heavy loss. Last year, he built an extra
iarre tobacco bam. to h ni first fw-
fcuring, then as a stripping, assorting aiid
storing oarn. in tms barn, he had a large
quantity stripped, handed and stored;
most of it "being of superior grade. On
the evening of the 3d, after a great deal
of rain, hedhScovered that it was two high
in case, and built fires in the barn. There
was good deal of loose tobacco lying
around, besides a large lot of tobacco
sticks, and the heat being very high,
every thing was as dry as tinder. About
sundown it caught fire, and in a few mo
ments, the house ana contents, were a
heap of ashes. This is the second serious
fire Mr. Hall has had within three years.
He got -pretty badly burned in endeavor
ing to save his barn. He has the sympa
thy of all his neighbors. It is a serious
loss. We don't suppose less than $300
would reimburse him.
On the 2d instant, W. R. Fraley, Esq.,
discovered a Very large snake on his
lower fish dam. He went back to the
house and got his Mississippi Rifle, and on
returning, found the reptile lying under
water, with only his head exposed. Aim
ing at that, he tired.' Hi&snakeship sank
and could not be found, but on the morn
ing of the 4th, he was discovered floating
in the form of a hoop, and on being taken
out, he proved to be a stump tailed mocca
sin, and measured rather more than four
feet long, and nine inches in circumfer
ence. This species is said to be very
Now that the county and township
conventions have been j appointed the
selection of suitable candidates for the
legislature is the order of the day. One
section wants a Mr. Siflbrd, another
thinks J. K. Graham is the coming man,
whilst still another names Jas, McKenzie,
as eminently qualified, efc.
Several years ago, quite a craze got
possession of the people's mind: that
we must quit sending lawyers to the legis
lature that none but farmers ought to be
sent! This feeling originated in the
Grange, and came very near disrupting
the democratic party. Kerr Craige, than
whom there are few abler or better men,
had been our member, but thiscraze for
farmers, having gotten so deep a hold on
the minds of the jeople, Mr. Craige
was utterly ignored, much to the detri
ment of the party, as the sequal showed.
The legislature is at best, a necessary
evil. Only a few years jigo a commission
was appointed to re-codify the laws. The
work occupied three men nearly two
years at $1500 each, per year. They got
out a splendid Code, at a cost of probably
$50,000. This was all right if they had
stopped there, but, the very next session
passed neio laws, and amended others to
an extent, that when printed, it made a
book of 1,176 pages, whilst the new Code
was published 111 two volumes, contain
ing in the aggregate, only 1,680 pasres.
The truth is, our laws are becoming too
voluminous, bui still, according to the
Constitution, somebody must be sent to
the legislature every two years. This
leing the case, let us by all means, send
members who will understand their busi
ness. 1 here is not one farmer out of
every hundred, who is capable of beini;
an eltieieut member. They could neither
draw up a bill, nor vote on it understand
ingly after it is drawn. It is out of their
Hue. They have better and more congenial
employment at home on their farms. I
say this with no intention of disparage
ment to tne farmer, as a class, because I
am a farmer mvsclf and have been one
all my life. Hence I love the farmer and
appreciate him, but in the legislature, he
is out of his element, like a fish out of
water. Besides, if we expect to keep up
our party organization, it behooves us to
place iu nomination, men who can make
strong, enertretie. tellinir canvass, in
short, one that can carry the entire
strength of the party, and in casting my
minds eye around, I can discover not
more than one or two such amongst our
farmers. But we have one man who is
eminently able to make a telling canvass.
He did it four years ago, nud again, two
years ago. He is fully able to do it again.
He is a brilliant speaker, an able canvass
er, and a man in whom the people have
the utmost confidence. The man we
allude to is our former abje representa
tive, Lee S. Overman, Esq. If he will
agree to serve us again, fet us return him
by all means. We are sorry we have
nothing better to orfer him, as he deserves
a much higher position.
As tor Solicitor for this district, John
W. Mauney, Esq., is our choice. We are
personally, well acquainted with him.
c have known him for many vears.
Our relations with him have been such
as to enable us to judge of bis qualifica
tions. He is a man of fine legal attain
ments, has had considerable pratice in
criminal law, and is an indefatigable
worker. We trust be may be the choice
of the district.
Let all the conventions, both count v
and township, be well attended. Let us
work in harmony. .Let us select able and
suitable standard bearers, and let us theu
go to work and roll up the biggest Demo
cratic majority ever heard of in Rowan.
00 much rain has fallen since wbeat
was harvested, that very little of it has
yet been hauled in, and it is now sprout-
j ? j 1 , 1 1? 1 . ,
mg in tne shock, ana 11 such weatner con
tinues much longer, what little was made
will be ruined.
Oats is now ripe and most of it lying
flat: on the ground, so that little more
than half of it can be saved, and even
that will rot, unless the weather changes
TnE Man about the CountSy.
July 5th, 1886.
For the Watchman.
Davie's Direful Day.
Mocksville, June 5th.
Rowan's youngest, fairest and most
beautiful daughter is very ill, and some of
her children are indulging in sacrilege.
Others are groaning and grumbling,
whilst a few others, who are on the ragged-edge
are taking a mpre philosophic
and hopeful view of her almost utter
prostration. For two long months has it
rained upon this hitherto healthy and
prosperous child. She is well nigh
drownd to death. Many of the people
are not done planting corn, and that that
has been planted is almost entirely ruined
by the deluging rain's and high waters.
The wheat has sproutedin the shock, and
the oat crop is in a collapse state whilst
the weeds and grass are singingeans to
to the clouds and flourish amazingly.
Some people are sullering terribly with
flux and dysentery, and the children
every where whoop with the whooping
cough. The women say the bed-bugs
ha ve risen and defy all efforts at massaccre
tionr T!ey (go and they come sighing and
mouthing for sun-shine so as to abate the
sickening orders inside and outside their
houses, but like the men, never pray for
it. The young chicks are dying with a
new disease-f-the flux and the hens with
the cholera. Much wheat and oats have
been carried away by the surging waters,
and some of our people have given their
crops up to the weeds and grass. ,
Altogether the people of this child of i
youth and beauty arc in a bad fix. aud
notwithstanding her hitherto fruitfiilness.
prodigality and forget Adaee of the golden
rule, Vet, she trow not, that when she
teturns to her venerable and patriotic
mother wita or w&hout money for sup.
plies she will be, graciously received
and will say unto her, "daughter I will
divide with thee unto the last grain, And
whilst I sympathise with thee by reason
of your short crops, I am graciously
pleased to know thereby that the red
nosed whisky sucker and distiller's occur
pat ion is gone."
Add to all the above discomforts the
presence, in certain sections, of the . hor
ribly repulsive chinch bug in countless
millions and our grievances may be coii
sidered complete. Why, they made ah
attack on a neighbor's tobacco erop last
Week. Here is nastiness for you, and it
is hoped, by one at least, that this nasty
of all nasty weeds and this nasty -of ail
nasty bugs will go down together to
everlasting death and destruction. They
will if nastiness will do it.
H. H. Helper.
The board of County Commissioners
met on last Monday, with a full quorum.
The application of James Lewis for retail
liscense, at Third Creek was refused fbr
the reason that the board of commis
sioners of that town revoked the order
granting sUch liscense there and request
ed the county board to refuse it.
Liscense was granted R. B. Wright to
sell liquor by the small, at the forks of
the Wilkesboro road. Also to J. P. Lewis
to sell at a stand, south corner of Inniss
and Lee streets in Salisbury, provided the
board of town commissioners approve
him as a suitable person for that purpose.
Liscense was also issued to Bingham &
LCo., for retailing by the quart.
S. F. Lord, Benton Ludwig, W. J. Brown,
T. F. Morris and J. V. Barringer w0tre
appointed stream commissioners of Grants
creek from China Grove township line to
the W. N. C. R. R. bridge.
Allowances amounting to $26.50 was
made to applicants from the poor fund.
The keeper of the poor reported an aver
age of 20 paupers 8 white and 12 negroes
for the month of June, with an it em ized
statement of expenses amounting f to
Messrs Baker, McCubbins and Kluttz
were appointed a committe to confer
with the board of town commissioners
for the purpose of ascertaining the best
arrangement that can be made to jointly
erect a windmill and tank at the well on
the public, square, for the purpose of
supplying the county jail with water.
On the suggestion of chairman Sumner
the board - agreed to meet at the county
poor house on Thursday, July the 8th for
the purpose of examining the buildings
and ascertaining what- repairs are neces
sary. An order was made to have the
poor house grounds surveyed.
The following resolution, introduced
by Mr. C. F. Baker was unanimously
adapted; "Resolved, that we hereby in
struct and order all those authorized to
make purchases of supplies or contract
for any kind of work for the county to
divide the trade as equally as may be
between all , except members of this board,
they only to be applied to when things
needed cannot be procured otherwise, or
as cheaply, as from them'
B. C. 4sgy was ordered to issue a war
rant for James Patterson (col.) for failure
to return and pay taxes for 1885.
JURY FOR FIRST WEEK.
P D Lina, G F Flick, J U White, J T
Tliomason, C A Waggoner, Jno H Verble
G A Boger, C D Peeler, Wm Safrit, Jacob
A Yost, P P Meroney, Jinlus Safrit, W L
Kestlcr, Jno Fisher, A A Brown, Wilson J
Deal Jr, F H Niblock, Hbt A Smith, Henry
J Pless, J A Click, D C Kennedy, Arjbh A
Bost, Bobt A Bostian, .Jacob Menius, Cor
nelius Kestler, Jno N Maxwell, Chas Lycrly,
Bobt Patterson, Julius A Kaniker, Jno L
Pinkston, Jno 2i Smith, D A Huffman,
Thos Niblock, Jno Rogers. W A Comber.
It B Bailey.
Robt Walker, II F Turner, W L Steele,
Dan'l Harkev, C A Jacobs, Jno W Steele.
W II Albricht, H L Blaek wcbler, Geo H
Wilhelm, Bobt C Knox, Egra Kirk, W F
Rice, C A Rice, Juo Coon, J A Hudson, M
D Phifer, Monror M Speck, Joseph Sechler.
Court convenes August 24th.
We are authorized to announce II jraTio X.
Woodson as. a candidotc for re-election to the
office of Register of Deeds for Rowan county,
subject to the action of the Democratic Con
vention of the County.
We are authorized to announce John M
Horau as a candihate for re-election to the
office of Clerk of the Superior Court of Rowan
county, subject to the actiou of the Democratic
Convention of the countv.
We are authorized to announce ChauIes C.
KitiDER as a candidate for re-election for the
office of Sheriff of Rowan county, subjectto the
action of the Democratic Convention (If the
We are authorized to announce J. Sam'l.
McCubbins as a candidate for re-election to the
office of Treasurer for Rowan county. Subject
to the action of the Democratic Convention of
the countv. ,
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Thm Water-Works Question.
Mr. Editor : We are all agreed that a sufllci-
ent wter-supih at least fbr protection against
fire, is one of die great and pressing wants of
our town, and every proposition looking to that
end is entitled to careful consideration. The
plan suggested,, editorially, in last week's Her
ald, has a taking look at the first blush, but
upon being carefully' dissected, seems to the
writer, to be manifestly impracticable. The
supposed proposition, which i? therein so earn
estly coin batted, to force water from town creek
by means of an engine and pump into cisterns
up town, has hardly ever been seriously-entertained
by any thinking person ; and upon in
quiry it is learned that it has never been sub
mitted to, or considered, by the city-fathers.
The Herald estimates the cost of this supposed
system at $5,450, and propose instead, a plan
of supplying the entire town with water for
fire and domestic purposes, from a well, at
which is to be erected a wind-will, and over
which is to be erected a tank of the capacity
of four thousand, or five thousand gallons ! The
whole being estimated to cost $1,600 or $1,800!
This seems to be a very economical plan, and
if it were at all feasible it ought to beadopted
at once; but unfortunately its utterlyimprac
ticability is easily demonstrable ; in fact it is
self-evident upon the most cursory considera
One objection which suggests itself as a fatal
one, is, to the well, which is proposed as the
basis of the system. It strikes the writer that
no well could be dug, at least not for any rea
sonable sum, which could be depended on to
supply water in anything like the needed quan
tity. The city-fathers have had some experi
ence with big wells, in fact they have one on
hand now which has never been regarded as a
very eminent sdecess by the citizens generally,
and which upon condition of prompt removal,
would doubtless be disposed of at a very nom
Then the Mind-Mill, while it might keep a
tank of four or five thousand gallons capacity
filled, would be a very uncertain means of rais
ing the many thousands of gallons of water
which would be required daily.
But the proposition is crowned with a sug
gestion of a tank of four thousand or Jive thou
sand gallons capacity ! Why, the tank of the
R. & D. R. R. holds about forty thousand gal
lonseight to ten times the cajmcity of that
proposed, and the wnter hardlv supposes, that
any one would maintain for a moment that even
such a tank as that would be at all adequate
for the needs of a whole town. The tank in
Mr. S. H. Wiley's private residence, holds be
tween two and three thousand gallous, and is
none too large for ingk private residence.
In fact, as the Pferald will see, the system
proposed by it, is just about the thing for snj
plying a single family, or possibly a small
neighborhood, with water, but totally inade
quate for the purposes suggested. With such
a system, and with such a tank, there could be
no thought of dispensing with fire-engines. "
As to the cost, the Herald makes an estimate,
which in the writer's opinion, would fall very
far short of what would liker- be the real cost,
even of the system proposed. In the first place,
as a sad experience has demonstrated, the cost
ot a well, and particularly of an extensive one,
is one of the most uncertain tbiugs in the
world, and one of the most difficult of estima
tion ; and where hundreds are estimated, thou
sands are often spent before the well is com
pleted. Then the cost,un addition to well, wind
mill, tower, tank, ic. of street mains aud hv
drants"alone, would probably exceed theHerald't
Salisbury need and ought to have an adequate
water supply, aud the writer is glad to see the
subject agitated, and trusts that. the agitation
may result in the evolution ot some really fea
sible and economical plan. Aquahixvs.
Resources of Franklin Tonwship.
Messr Editors. From the Tax Lister
ofFranklin township, we gather the fol
There are 252 polls of which 193 are
white and 59 black. 19,891 acres of land,
valued at $120,2!0; 18T horses valued at
$9,84rv, li mules $S,S00; 453 cattle 4,440;
713 hogs $1,645; 149 sheep 170; House
hold and other property 14,330; cash on
hand $3,280; Solvent credits $9,155; all
other property $5,625, making a grand
total valuation of $177,540.
July 5th 1886. CrrrzEtf.
Remember the 15th.
Old Soldiers of Rowan are reminded.
that they have been invited to meet with
their old comrades of the late war, in Salis-f
Dtiry on tne loth ot July inst. The objects
of the assembly will be more full v explain
ed than can be done in a short notice of this!
kind. Old friends of adjoining counties!
win recieve a cordial welcome, and find!
it pleasant to meet with us.
J. F. Staxsill.
Never condemn your neighbor unheard
however many Ihe accusations pre
ferred against him; every story has two
ways of being- told, and justice required
that you should bear the- defence as well
as the accusation, and remember that
1.. 1 A . 1 1
me iu;uigiiii or enemies may place yoit
in a similar position. Wttsun Mirror.
LIST OF LETTERS. I
List of letters remaining in post office;
at Salisbury, N. C, for the week ending
July 3, 1886.
J F Bash am
J F Bash am,
Rev Jas Bell
Jerry Brown col
Mrs N H Crump
A S Cooper
James Ef I wards I
Mrs K P Hood
Capt H L Hoover
W K Harris
Alice Keslcy t
J C Maxwell 2
Mrs M Milton
W II Miller J
W T Miller
J M Petti is
J VV Porter
M E Peck
B K Ridenhonr Jr -
Mary A Swink
M S Summers .
W W Walton
White V Parker
Mrs G P W-atkins
Please say advertised when the above
letters are called for. f
A. H. Boy den, P. M.
UNDIGESTED FOOD i
In the stomach develops an acid whic
stings the upper part of the throat and
palate, causing "heartburn." It also evolj.
ves a gas which produces "wind on tin?
stomaeh,'' and a teeling and appearance of
distention in that organ after eating. Ffr
both this aridity and swelling Hosteter's
Stoniacb Bitters is a much better remedy
than alkaline salts, like hartshorn arid
rbonatc of soda. A wineglassful of te
Bitter, after or before dinner, will be found
to act asa-reliable craminatirc or prevent
ive. This fine specific tor dyspepsia, both
in its acute and clirwcic form, also prevents
and cures malarial feveronstipatiOn, lifer
complaint, kidney troubltsncrvousntas
and debility. Persons who miseryelin
themselves a decline of vigor shoul
)lus nne tonic without delay. j
J he Institute for the White Tearliers
will he held in the White Graded Beljool
building, in Salisbury, beginning on Mon
day the 19th dajM.r July, 1886, and eon
tinue two weeks. All wlm expect to teacth
in the county during the next year are re
quired to attend, as I am instructed to re
fuse certificates to a l Teachers w ho do' not
attend the Institute.
t. c. linn;
July 14, 186.
Tills OOwder never varlPR ' A maml n . . -
silrenjrtli, and wholesomeness. More economical
man mc ordinary kinds, and cannot be sold in
competition wUti the maltitideoT low test, sum
wetsjiit, alum or phosphate powders. Sold onlynt
epos. Royal Hakim, I'owpkb Co.. 16 Wall st.X 1
12,000 POUNDS OP SHEET IRON
I TOBACCO FLUES
Just received. Flues of all kinds made in
fie best manner and at lowest prices. We
have on hand also a fine liue of
j TINWARE and
House ITiirnii-jliiiijr" GocmIk.
I STILLS, TINWARE
at (the Corner "Building lately occupied by
BLACKMEli & TAYLOR.
C. F. BAKER & CO.
May 15th, '8G. 31l3m
A Valuable Farm, situated in Unity
Township, Rowan County, about 9 miles
jlrora Salisbury, jon the waters of Second
( V. L M Ll r t lit W I 1 L OC W f t in 1 All.lin
i'wiv.x.r, nvoi int. iinvoimni wnuf u VI J will
jinar t be lands of James Holt, Calvin Har
rison and others, containing about 144
acres, nearly one half of which is Second
; Creek bottom, heavily timbered. On the
place is a good frame house, barn, well
and necessary out buildings, ail new.
VERMS: made suitable to purchaser, af
ter a small cash payment. For informa
tion and ay particulars apply to
Salisbury, N. O, or
Mrs. JENNIE C. McCORKLE,
30:tf Jerusalem, Davie Co., N.C
CHEAPER & lili
THAN EVER ! !
J. 8. McCubbins has just received the
largest and jnost complete stock of new
SPRING AND SUMMER
goods that he lias ever offered to the pub
lic: Consisting of Dry Goods, Notions,
1 .1 LSI I :.. TJ a. TT...
Wlt't- Ctllll I - II' M VMHI 1 IH, 11 U9, Jlnlr,
Clothing, Provisions, Crockery and Glass
ware, and a full line of high grade
For Cotton an 1 Tobacco, all of which is
offered very cheap for Gash, Barter, orgood
Chat tie Mortfnr.rcf.
Don't fail to go 'and see him at No. 1,
Murphy's Granite Row, Salisbury, N. C.
F03 SUE OR RENT
S. McCUBBINS, Sr.
April 1st, 1886.
By virtue of a decree of the Superior
Court of Alexander county, I will resell to
the highest bidder on a credit of six
rnonths.on the premises on the 1st Monday
in August, 1886. it leing the 2d day; a
small tract of Land iirRowan county, on
the waters of Third Creek, adjoining the
lands of James Cowan, Henry Burke and
others, and contains by estimation twenty
acres. Bond with approved security fer
the purchase money and no title is to be
made to the purchaser until the sale is
confirmed hy the Superior Court of Alex
ander county. Hen BY J. Buiikr, Adm'r.
of Edniond Burke, dee'd.
June 2tkh, 1886. 87:4.
TO TH0B3 WHO BKOSSi
The FLAT IRON BRAND CIGAR is
the BEST 5 CT. CIGAR made. Try it.
For sale bv
June 10th, 188oV
. The firm heretofore existing under the
firm name of McNecJjt & Johnston, was
dissolved by mutual 'consent on the 1st
day of May, inst. All unsettled business
since May 1885 will be settled by Mr. John
ston. J. D, McNekly, Agt.
T. P. JORSStOH.
Mav 1st, 1886.
JJ). McNeely will continue the Produce
and Commission business, as heretofore, at
his old stand. J. D. McNeely.
Magic Batii Pow jer,
Manufactured by F. Davidson & Co;
SALISBURY, N. fV
IS put ap and sold In Tin can, and it recommend
Rselt to tne nubile tor lis stkkjkjtu. ckimki".
and rising qualities. It U alsi economical ana
whol'-some. 1 Asleyour imxser ior tbe
3fnerio BnliitMc: Powder.