IJSSsD A Y, JULY 8, 1886.
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i'tni .nncar next week.
J Overcoats were not
".-mights last week.
The condition of the public roads re-',-
li ,,r of mid-winter than mid-
jjynus y"v -
Dr. Rumple's Sunday morning sermon
as the subject of general complimentary
remark. It was listened to by a large
Rev. Ml Wingard, a Lutheran minister
from Small Carolina, occupied the pulpit
,tt!ie31cthodist fchurcfc here last Sunday
Georgia water melons have put in an p
neftrance, and the desire of the small boy
is to plug it with his jack knife, just to See
tbc color of the meat.
There is nothing wrong about having
uetim sales on the streets, provided the
pavement is kept clear,
which js not
case tin wic jihuoiuu v.v.w -
The 1 "ith inst., is the day set apart for
k ...L.-tiixr of. old Coelcderate Sol-
ihc o tf
Jiprs There should be afull attendance.
iru fvuirt .house will be the place of
1 lie V"'
As was expected, the town was full of
jeople last Friday, but strange to say
there were but few negroes present to
-u,w th haneinc: The crowd was
nun' . ,
ir K- white. Whv this was so is not
James W. Rumple, Esq., is acting
Chairman of the County DemocraticEx
ecutive Committee, and all communica-
Uons on county political mauers snouiu
be addressed to him at Salisbury.
The fourth of July was only celebrated
hereby the closing of the banks and post
office, on Monday. Otherwise the small
toy had no indcation that the natal day
of his country was quietly passing away.
Leafy June indeed! Leaky June is bet
ter. July has made a fair start inthe
game ' direction. It never rains but it
pours, and it never pours but it rains. It
geem.sthajt the"showers" and "pours" are
playing ' tag" and neither rwill give up.
The , Postmaster at Salisbury has! re
ceived instructions to make up and re
ceive mail on the day train of the West
est N. C. R. R., to and from the follow
ing points: BtatesvUle, Newton, Hickory
Mr. Mcdcrnach requests us to say that!
the nhotoirraplis made by him of the Hook
lad Ladder Company, arc on exhibition at
Bucrbauni's store, and that any member of
the company may leave jirders for them at
k. Parkers' store.
The well on the line between Mrs. J
I). Brown's and Mrs. Sarah Wilson's lots
in West ward, caved in last week, nearly
swallowing the large well frame.
quite a loss, since it furnished two faraif
Jies with water. It will probably have
to be filled. The continual rains are
apposed to have been the cause.
Rev. T. W. Smith, pastor of the Methodist
church here, was amember of the councill
before which Rev. Bagwell of Winston1,
was tried last week, for immoral conduct.
This pun found him guilty of the charges
preferred, and suspended him. He will
aouot be expelled trom the chureh I an
ministry at the next session of the annual
: conference, w hich meets at Reidsville in
Grass ! grass everywhere. The streetjs
! have grown up in weeds. The watejr
ditches are tilled with grass and holds
the water. The town authorities do not
feel, apparently, that they should spend
the people s money for the purpose of cut
ting down the fgrass. But it is not ja
healthy condition and there is one effec
tive means at command: "Sweep before
your own door."
There is now a feeling among the ma
jority of the citizens of Salisbury to coun
tenance any move toward making modem.
and" substantial Improvements in the town,
ttdthcy will back, with their means arid
enec, any wise project looking to
ihe town authorities too, are
empathy with the general feeling, arid
Will, with proper encouragement, inangu-
a plan bv which the things desired
lue continuous heavy and protracted
'was have caused the farmers to be ldw
pnted. Corn and cotton are iri the gras,
'great deal of which has never been worik-
i 1 since it came up, and the bulk oft
heat and oats harvested is still in t
l(ls and sprouting badlv. Take it all
it is a
iiloomv outlook for the til
sod, and indirectly for everybody
violations of the game laws are re-?
Jrted. It is said that wild turkey hetos
m being killed in the county, and that
2J nests f quails are being robbed and
" eggs offered in market. One case
here a turkey hen was killed and a
wood of very small turkeys left to die.
PP destruction of game comes under the
-legislative act, and indictments are to be
sde where known violations have been
Emitted. The law is a wise one. and
fjPrfd be a popular one, nnd doubtless
the thinking land owner, ortUr
Miss Hope Suinmercll ts visiting in Con
Miss Daisy Mcroncy
is on a vudt Xo
friends at Winston.
Miss Carrie Murphy has gone
dMphia to visit Mrs. Noble.
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WnJ). F. Buckley, Esq., proprietor of
DunnfB Mountain mine, is here.
Mrsi. Bteere and Mrs. Wells have
rl ill rr tn siwnrl cnnin tima
Mia. J. D. Gaskill and daughter, Miss
amib, are visiting friends in Winston.
Sidney Heilig has returned from Roanoke
Ret. Dr. Jno. W. Davis has returned
Worn itis trip to the northwest and will
spend! a short time with friends here.
Mr.j Jos P. Caldwell, of the Statesville
Jirtndpiark, spent a short time here on last
Business calls him to
James W. Rumple Esq., has gone to
the Western part of the State on business
for the Western N. C. Railroad. He will
bje absent about two weeks.
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Willie H. Stewart, son of Mr; J. J.
Stewart, has returned from Washington
(fity,; where he has been engaged as mes
Jpnrriir tn tlw Waiuit,,
Lizzie Kerr, leave tomorrow for Morganton,
where the first named will take part in a
Concert for tire benefit of the Presbyterian
church of that place. They will then spend
a shrt time at Sparkling Catawba Springs,
pid )ater go to Blowing Rock.
There-were more people under the in-
fiueqcc of liquor on the streets last Friday
inan nas oeen seen nere in one day m a
long! time. It this was the result of a pub
lic hanging, it had better be done private-
Ajgentleman of experience and good
tast suggests that while Mr. Lanier has
his ianmen.se brick machine in operation
that! the-town buy enough to pave all the
side walks. This he savs will be the
cheapest and best work the town could
engage in. The bricks are good, durable,
che4p. He also-says that it is the cus-
torn in cities (?) for property owners to
payjforone half of such work. Should not
Salisbury do something with her streets?
ndL Asfi.". a u
J- UC UilK'inS UU lllV UUV IIUIUN UU lilt'
day trains on the
Western N. C. railroad, are reeled at
Conjnelly Spring by our townsman, Mr
T. Jf. Meroney. He has everything new,
origin ana attractive. Tne Hotel is
beirg furnished with very neat, comforta-
lilfi Fiirnirnrp sinrl tVA sm-inor ia n r rp.
set In stone. Under the management of
Mr J; Meroney it bids fair to become a
popular resort. He never does things by
Tjhc last utterances of the negro, Frank
Gagjton", hung on last Friday, were not
of jsuch nature as to prove of inter
est i to the general public. He got off
several "gags,", among them this: "I ain't
theifust man ever hung and I hope I wunt
be Ihe las," "I am swine ter a better Ian'
whr dere aint no lawyers," &c.
The County Commissioners certainly
gratified the desire to have the hanging
doue publicly in fact, it was toOj public.
It jis to be hoped that our future public
hangings will take place without the'eity
limits, and where it will only be witnessed
by (those who desire toee it
Mr. Helper gives, in another place, a
very gloomy account of agricultural pros
pccjts in Davie county. The picture w e'fear
is not overdrawn; and what is worse still,
the same deplorable state or things exist
not only throughout this part of the State,
but in Virginia, South Carolina, and re-
giojns beyond. A commercial man recently
froin Memphis, Hold one of our citizens
th4t the best crops he had seen anywhere
aloing his journey were between Charlotte
anl Salisbury; and the citizen referred to
haiingjust returned from Charlotte said,
he Iliad seen onlv two fields in the 44 rniles
thijt presented a tolerable prospect.
And yet it will not do for the farmers to
lose heart to give up; for that would be
th$ finishing stroke for the hopes of the
yeir. Dry weather will return after awhile
and then every lick slfould be made to
Our correspondent "Clod Knocker,"
thinks the Executive Committee is too
hasty in appointing the day for the boun
ty Convention. Ordinarily the objection
would not hold. It is true that farmers
arfe busy, and "craps" are smartly in the
grss, but the whole summer is a busy
season with farmers whose battle with
thp grass is likely to be very protracted
Perhaps the Executive Committee did not
consider the situation, the wet spell, and
alt t hat . but were more influenced by what
thLysaw going on in other parts of the
State. The Democrats of almost every
ccjunty have commenced moving, and all
wfll admit that Rowan should not play
thje laggard when there is work to be
done. It is hoped! the townships will
strain a point to hold their meetings and
be on hand at the time appointed.
An old. long since departed friend of
oiirs was in the habit of saying "the way
to win a fight im to take the start and
keep it;" and he made the good maxim
ariolv to almost every undertaking of
whatever character. It certainly applies
well in the ensuing political contest, and
"Clod Knocker" should "knock under"
and show his usual zeal m a cause ne is
known to value very highly.
Some kind hearted friend, (in Califor
nia, pehaps), sent us a box of flowers
which came to hand Monday, the re
mains showthat they were once very
"beautiful , hut Jfehey fared badly in the mail
basrs on the road before reaching their
destination. The box was broken down
and twisted out of shape, and only the
twine held it together. Nevertheless our
thanks are as sincere as if they had come
ill due time anu proper care,
Hew Tobacco Factory.
Messrs. M. L. Holmes & J. JX Gaskill
have purchased the lot a the depot,
formerly owned by the Salisbury Woolen
Mills, and will proceed Shortly to erect
thereon a large tobacco factory a four
story building, 135x50 which, we learn
will comprisethe latest improvements in
machinery and the various appointments
in this line of business. The contract.
for the building will be let out at an early
AmSm r ir 9 w 9 m
are coming in. One came in on Wednes-
day last. June 30, from J. S. MeCubbins
farm 8ent by Mr- Meeker
Anoiner on saturoay.
on baturoay, irom oapona.
N. C., Mr. J. W. Haden's farm.
At yet it is doubtful whether or not
early blooms afford any indication of
what this year's crop will be. Thousands
of acres, owing to the long continued and
excessive rains, are badly in the grass,
and the-plants will sustain other damage
from the same cause. s
Frank Gaston, convicted of an assault
on a poor woman, an inmate of the
County Poor House, whom he happened
to meet in the woodsy a short! distance
from her place, was duly executed in the
front of the jail, last Friday about noon,
in accordance with the sentence of Mav
I v ui va iuv hjruSs iui vvui i , a i:vi t ci
several hundred persons present, white
and black, and the spectators were quiet
and orderly. Harry Cowan, a colored
minister of the Baptist church; attended
the prisoner at the gallows, and conduc
ted the religious services, which consisted
of a short and appropriate address, the
singing of a hymn and prayer. The pris
oner addressed a few words to the colered
people around him, warning them against
bad conduct &c., and then shook hands
with the preacher and others standing
near. The black cap was slipped over
his head, and then the sheriff sprung the
trap and the prisoner's body Swrung in the
air. His pulse ceased' to beat at 14 min
utes. At 20 minutes Dr. Isaac W. Jones
pronounced him dead, and his body was
cut down and laid in the coffin prepared
A Narrow Escape.
Rev. John F. Hodge, of eastern Rowan,
in returning from Salisbury to his home
last Saturday evening about six o'clock,
attempted to ford a branch at Tobias
Kestler's whreh is onlv a lew inches in
depth generally, but he was swept off
by the strong current of the water into
a ditch below, where ; the wrater was six
or seve,n feet deep. He was thrown from
the buggy in which he was riding, the
buggy and re lodging againstthe foot
loir, but he himself Whirled oir below
His struggle to recover standing ground
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was fearful in the extreme, and he was
at last saved by grasping a twig or weed
under the water, by means of which he
raised himself and succeeded in getting
out of the ditch. Qn looking for his
mare, only her nose was visible; but he
succeeded in getting hold of the bridle
and attempted to to draw her head a-
round and relieve her, when she made a
desperate plung and jerked the reign out
of his hand and went out of sight and
drowned in a moment.
Mr. Hodge is devoutly thankful for his
personal ascape from a most unsuspected
danger, and speaks ot it as a warning
which should be profitable to others, also;
for it shows that the summons may come
at a time when least expected.
Bridges Swept Away.
Everybody knew we were having
powerful rain last .-Thursday. It com-
menced a little after dark Wednesday
evening and came down slowly all through
the night. At day light, Thursday morn
inc. it came taster, and continued to in-
crease in volume, through the entire day
Great streams of water washed through
the gutters; and judging from the solid
unwasting character of the clouds, it was
general, extending far and wide. The
water courses throughout the county
were flooded, and, It is said, m some
cases rose higher than the flood in May,
which swept away or wrecked, a number
of public bridges of the county. The
disaster to bridges was repeated on
Thursday. We have heard of five which
were either swept away or displaced and
wrecked, to wit
The Lyerly bridge, on the South Fork
of Crane Creek; the Kumple bridge on
2d Creek; 2d Creek bridge on the Sher
rill's Ford road; McNeely bridge across
the. race, at McXeely's mill; and Gheen's
bridge on Wllkesboro road.
This involves a county expenditure for
which no provision was made by the
magistrates at their Jast meeting, for it
. . . . . a 1 s r j i
could not be anticipated. Of course the
Bridge Commissioner will have the bridges
rebuilt, or rewired, (as the case may be,)
with as little delay as possible
It is a cood time to consider whether
or not the bridges can be made more sub
stantial. Freshets are becoming more
frequent, and the waters rise higher and
hierher. There is no use in rebuilding
them on the same plan as those which
have been washed away, unless it is ex
pected to do the same w ork over and
over again after every freshet. Some
little additional expense will probably
be necessary to add strength to the tim
bers employed, and to anchor the struc
ture so to make it impossible for it to be
carried off anchor the mud sills by
weights upon them, and the superstruc
ture as to trees above and below it; or for
the lack of trees, posts sunk deep into
the ground, to which it may be chained,
or linked with iron bars. The bridges
are said to be pitched high enough from
the water perhaps too high. They might
be low enough for the high waters to rise
above them if securely anchored, and no
damage could then be done to them, pro?
vided the floors were securely keyed to
prevent the boards from floating awav
Ten per cent, additional outlay to secure
the work would be a small matter in the
first cost of a job, but would doubtless
pay well in the long run perhaps a hun
dred per cent, a year. come improve-
j called for, and thee can Je no better
mem in me memoa or construction is
i nine uan now .ur introduce it.
The Marion Bullion Company.
The Marion Bullion Company own
lands in McDowell cotirity where they
are conducting large mining operations.
The officers of the Company are Hon .
Thos. J. Edge, president; Col. H. C. Denv
ming, Secty and general manager; WTm.
Machlin, treasurer and Tnos. H. Rice,
superintendent at the mines. The offices
of the company are at Harrisburg, Pa.,
where the Secretary and general mana
ger resides. The mining editor of this
paper vfH ted the property last week In
company with Col. Demming and Prof.
J. W. Beath of Philadelphia, and found
the operations and region full of interest.
Some detail may prove interesting to the
readers of this department .
The company own in fee simple, 700
acres, the mineral .and water right of 800
acres adjoining and the water right of
2000 acres, also adjoining. The property
lies 15 miles southeast from Marion, the
county seat of McDowell, and on the
waters of Muddy creek and its tributaries.
It lies next to the Vein Mountain mines,
and is near the Huntersviile placer mines.
These three mines about cover the "Mc
Dowell belt." or what is locallv called
the "Brackettown district.' The whole
region has been worked with more or
ess activity since its
DISCOVEnY in 1829.
It was worked with much vigor tip to
1849 when most of the mines in the east
were abandoned, the miners joining in
the general rush across the continent to
the new gold fields of the west. Since
this last date, the Marion Bullion Co's.
property has been worked considerably,
(both in an organized way and by indi-
dividuals who took the liberty in the ab
sence of any to say them nay,) but it was
eft for the enterprise and energy of the
present company to place the mines on
the list of dividend paying properties.
They have between 28 and 30 miles of
ditch lines, flumes and sluices. The
water is caught on the sides of the South
mountains and conveyed to reservoirs
from which it is distributed in pipes to
the hose lines. They use 11 and 2 inch
nozzles, and move from 300 to 600 cubic
yards of dirt per day, according to the
character of the ground. At present they
are operating in two vallevs some half
mile apart. The grit beds in each of
these deposits are about 50 yards in width
and lie from 8 to 20 feet from the surface
To remove this soil aud wash the grit.
18 TO 20 MILLION GALLONS
of water is used each day.
The main placer deposit is in the valley
and bed of Muddy creek and is about 150
yards wide and some four miles in length.
The hydraulic work spoken of above is
being conducted in the valleys at right
angles with the main deposit on Muddy
creek. Of this latter, Prof. Brandley, an
experienced mining expert, who made a
careful study of the ground, estimates
that two miles of Muddy creek valley
contains $60,000,000. This estimate does
not include the branch hollows tributary
to Muddy creek, on which the present
work is being condncted. The resources
of -the place seem inexhaustible. Supt
Rice, who is a practical man, has worked
out a scheme for automatic sluicing
which will prove Of great value to the
company, should it be put in operation
The plan involves the cutting of a tunnel
4000 feet in length, through which the
water is to flow. This will give them a
fall of 800 feet in Second Broad river val
ley, or in case it is needed, thewater may
be turned back around the mountain
side into Muddy creek valley with a fall
of 120 feet. The scheme is practical and
it is quite probable that the company will
THESE WASHINGS PAY
an average of ten cents per cubic yard
The lowest yield so far has been 3 cents
per cubic yard and the best has reached
one dollar. The company have paid this
year one dividend of 3 per cent, (on 3
months work) and they expect to pay
two more by the last of the vear. This
will place the annual dividends at from
9 to 12 per cent, on the hydraulic work
alone, which may be considered a good
investment. But this is not all. The
company have purchased a ten stamp
mill, which will go into position this
month. This has become necessary be
cause of the auriferous quartz which ac
cumulates from the washings. The grit
beds have large deposits of this kind,
being the float from the ore bodies as they
were broken down above. It is estimated
that there are now exposed, in heaps, on
the property more than
20,000 TONS OF GOLD QUARTZ.
This is being addeid to by each days
washings. A great deal of this quartz,
which is granular or saccharoidal in
structure, shows free gold, while all of it
pans well. Assays have been made, but
are too extravagant for publication
not because the results are doubted, but
f because it is not wise todoso. In addi
tion to theTpiarti above described, there
are some 25 or 30 veins of -auriferous
quartz on the property. These are not
large, but are sufficiently rich to justify
extraction. The output of the property
after the erection of the stamp mill will
be greatly increased.
There are still other sources of wealth
to be found at this place. Ther are
three large beds of emery, all of which
have been cut and material exposed. It
is estimated that these will yield 10,000
tons of emery, which is said to be of
superior quality. It will require machin
ery to prepare this for the market, and
the company contemplate putting it in
in the near future. Exploitation for mica
has been conducted on another part of
the property. A tunnel 400 feet in length
has been run into the side of a mountain,
and will ent the mica vein (found on the
surface above) within t lie next 100 feet,
unless thcro should be a fault in the formations
The man of science will find there
MANY RARE BEAUTIES
m gem stones, and many more minerals
of interest. The extensive alterations
and general decomposition which the re
gion has undergone, and the more recent
wearing down of the disintegrating ma
terial has left exposed in the soil, not
only free gold, but many Interesting and
rardxminerals. The mineralogist finds
here a bonanza indeed. Just run over the
list and see what is there, beginning with
the native elements: gold, silver, lead,
platinum, (very rareand diamonds;
Sulphides molibdenite, galenite, pyrite;
Oxides corundum, hemetite, magnetite,
ilmenite, (tuenaccanite,) r utile, pyrulusite,
quartz, (several varieties,) agate; Silicates
am pinhole, asbestos, beryl, chrysolite,
garnet, zircon, biotite, muscovite, ortho-
clase, tourmaline, fibrolite, kyanite, topaz,
talc, kaolinite. eoidote. actinolite: Car-
bonates- dolomite, cerussite; Phosphates
yiVianite, monazite; Miscellaneous
pyrope and almandine garnets, hyacinth,
ruby, emerald, aquamarine, citrine topaz,
amethyst and other gem stones not yet
determined. This is an exceedingly in
teresting list and presents a variety rare-1
y found in so limited an area.
It is needless to add that the company
who have been conducting this property
with such Success intend to improve every
opportunity and that the Marion Bullion
Company are just at the beginning of the
iourney which will ultimately bring them
to the head of the gold production of this
Lines Dedicated to L. & L.
BY J SEMES.
The day was long and the grass was wet,
Ann she new in an awful fret
Because she couldn't find a place to set.
The day was hot and the gnats they stung;
Her temper m and the welkin rung
Because ber bangs they came unhung.
Mrs John Beaid, of consumption, after
a protracted illness, on last Monday. The
funeral was conducted from the Episcopal
church on last Tuesday.
Ill AAITCH 'miBCdiately an active
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(lady or gentleman). Reference required.
Apply at this othce. lt:pd
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durable Chairs on the market and at very reasona
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ed up In hard oil instead of varnish, is neat, com
fortable and strong. J. D. McNeely has samples of
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KLUTTzj & RENDLEMAN,
27:tf Salisbury. N. C.
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CHARLOTTE, N. C.
Notice to Creditors.
Having taken ont letters of AdministrK
tian upon the estate of Wilson A. Lingfe,
deceased, all persons indebted to said ds
tate are hereby requested to make prompt
settlement thereof, and all persons fiavHg
claims ajrainst the estate are notified to
present them to me on or before the 10th
day of June, 1887. or this notice will be
plead in bar of tlu-ir recovry.
MA11THA J LINjLE, ;
June 5th, 188C. Administratrix."!
Ah elegant new cottage, with all rfhveh
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ao.tt- J. W. IR MPLE.
7c. up. Fancy Lawns at 5c. and
ovn One Hundred
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Wind Storms, Cyclones
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ot cakftaten aet one yeai?n ne
nay. f ttrafc and tec tne wten in
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Corn, (not much offering,
" -Meal, Wiintevt
Chickens, in demand,
Egep, y freely at
Floury common family,
J extra fine,
Lard, country mado,
3.00 to 3.10
40 to 50
9 to 10
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C 00 to 6.50
90 to 100
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