THURSDAY, NOV. 18, 1886.
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Do not fail to advertise your iionuay
goods liberally. The Watchman offers
exceptional advantages to advertisers.
Its list has bee" steadily increasing for
Cotton receipts are growing. The
Salisbury market is improving. Mr. Mott
a Hit 2,. 1, , I iiiiiTrfiM in lAiiAn Tlw
SKSlSrtW receipts should not be less than 100 bales
a day from now until Jan. loth 77.
Itis reported that another foundry and
machine shop is to be built here at once.
The land has been purchased by Davis &
Davis, of Lexington, and the enterprise
is to. be pushed with all possible vigor.
The various denominations will unite
in a thanksgiving service at the Metho-
la tue Watchman
fan... .,K-,.ir,;i. rates or Hie wrvunu
1 iioauuovni'v'"" :
Watchman are as ioiioww.
1 vear. nai
" oavtn't del'ei
Head about the weather service.
mnrt next week, Judge Boykin on thej
You can't boy cot religion-remember
you must die.
KMrinuins to search for
1 lie -r
"do ole coon," and his cousin the o pos-
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A Festive Entertainment
The young ladies of the St. Cecilia
Club, and the Ladies Aid Society, pro
pose to give on next Wednesday even
ing, in Meroney's Hall, a grand entertain
ment. The proceeds to be devoted to
church work. Thev will offer a protrac
ted programme of music solos, duos.
trios quartetts and choruses, instrumen
tal solos and a few elaborate tableaux.
All of this part of the programme will be
of the highest character, and of the thor
oughly enjoyable sort. After this intel
lectual feast, the wants of the inner man
will be treated to a sumptuous oyster
feast. The bivalve will be done up on
the half shell, stewed, scalloped, broiled,
and in feet, in everv possible wav to
T. K. BRUNKfl, EPITOR.
i M Monran. is the bill poster
(Wen's. He has made a successful trip
Above all things becharitable in speech.
When it is necessary to accuse know that
the accusation is true.
The State weather service correctly
reported the recent cold wave. Salisbury
must have this service.
Wagons from the, far western counties
of this State are becoming frequent visi
tors tathis mart, f
The many friemfeof Mr. W. P. Negus
ere pleased to sin him last week. He
is here for a short visit.
Mr. G. E. Botian, long known in the
mercantile circles of Salisbury, passed
away on last Friday.
The Ogden's failed to meet their en
gagement here, owing to delay of train,
which was 30 minutes late.
Remember the orphans on thanksgiv
ing day. A collection will be taken for
Conservatism may be old "fogyish,"
dist church, it having the largest seating tempt the appetite, and will be served by
capacity, on thanksgiving day. Give all
the children a mite to contribute to the
So far there has been no organization
of the young people for the winter season
of 86-87, in Salisbury. There should be
a euchre club, a pleasure club and a musi
cal organization in the town.
the "beauties of the town". Uniform
prices.' Admission for adults, 25 cents;
children under ten years of age, 10 cents.
Doors open at seven, curtain at 8 o'clock,
sharp. Oysters from 9:30 to 11:80. Do not
fail to attend this grand holiday entertainment.
At thp fin! ri' k nf thf ravil war At-
nn.. l- i ii l i. I l
and not so well known. It happened to
become the terminus of two important
railroads and after the war an enter
tym oinrr o n rl rrr aKoo1 cn! nil I rr! tllA
1 Tonrirtiic iti tine it a iq imhu W ill tli
vv nen you reaa oi ine uurnam nre you i anu nave uiem center ax meir iowu.
will be astonished to learn that they nad w hat is tue result ? 1 o-day Atlanta is
no water works. Salisbury will be well acknowledged the most progressive place
protected when her water works are com- in the new south. She has a population
some time ago, of heating the Court room
from the offices on the first floor, using
Latrobe heaters. It would make the
room a great deal more comfortable and
would be an eopnominal way of doing it.
A Word of Caution.
We have it on good authority that
with a view of selling a certain rather
unfavorably known gold mining property
in North Carolina to certain New York
and Chicago parties, the property in
question is being " salted " with tons of
ore carted from another mine an argil-
aceous slate, whereas, the mine being
thus salted only produces quartz. N, Y.
Financial & Mining Record.
It is strange that the Record should be
so reckless as to use wholesale terms to
cover an isolated case. There is consid
erable activity in mines in this State
just now and the Record? " word of cau
tion " may be strained into applying to
any trade now being conducted. In
this sense it becomes an outrage
against every honest transaction and may
be the cause of breaking up important
sales. This is plain enough. There is
but one way out for the Record and that
is to name the mine! Every honest miner
ia North Carolina wants to know what
mine is being salted. If the Record
has not the back bone to give the names
of parties, and particularly Of the mine
which is being doctered, let its editor for
ward the information to the Watchman
and it shall be given to the public. This
pleted. It is au investment that the town
will ever be proud of.
Why do not some of our enterprising
fellow citizens get up a stock company
for the purpose of establishing a wagon
factory here? We have, the timber, a
genial climate and cheap living. These
are points worth considering. An enter-
prise of that kind would succeed here.
Do the people of Salisbury realize the
importance of improving the present
The future of the town depends on the
action of the present . If our people had
acted wisely ten or twenty years ago,
how much better would be all that
pertains to the town. Act now for the
hut conservatism of Speech rarely leads future.
one into trouble.
Rev. W. S. Creasy of Durham Station
will preach at the Methodist church next
Sunday Sunday evening.
We are gratified to learn that the early
.sown wheat is coming up and making
itinc promise of a good crop.
Remember that you do not contribute
often to the orphans, you should there
foregive liberally on next Thursday.
Mr. D. A. Hampton, Atwell township,
killed two pigs recently, at 5 months old,
Weighing one 152 and the other 162 lbs.
The Rev. F. J. Murdoch, preached his
first sermon in the new church, St. Jude,
on the SherriU's ford road, Sunday last.
Live consistent : be true to your
self, and you will find that the slander
er's foul tongue cannot reach or harm you.
Prices for tobacco are beginning to
improve. Remember that Salisbury has
three large warehouses and that the best
prices rule here.
Mr. A- H. Craige, the well known
sportsman, of Philadelphia, has joined
some of his Rowan eounty friends for
sport among the birds.
The new schedule on the Richmond
and Danville railroad, starts northwanl
from here at about 2:30 a. in. instead of
6:10 a. m. as heretofore.
Don't come to town thanksgiving day.
Salisbury will be deserted look as deso
late as it did in April ;6o when Stoneman
and a few friends entered.
The Homestead law is the father of
the chattle mortgage, and the offspring
of the chattle mortgage is poverty. This
is a short, but true story. There are
hundreds of mortgages in Rowan. They
are driving our people to want. Let the
next Legislature repeal the homestead
law and the chattle mortgage will go.
Some sportsman, who knows not the
marks of a wild turkey, has killed two
belonging to Cornelius Kestler. They
range some distance from his house.
Luther Lyerly, is a pretty good shot, and
sometime ago succeed in getting four
fine turkeys out of a flock belonging to
Dolph Earnhart. Sportsmen should be
of sixty thousand ; her growth has been
marvelous and her business immense
The ad vantages of railroads cannot be
Over estimated from a business point
The advantages Atlanta derived from her
competing lines of railroad contributed
almost solely to the phenominal growth
aud prosperity of the place. The rail
road facilities-were an incentive to capital
and labor, to manufacturers and mechan
ics, to all, who wished to " grow " to go
there and do business. Each new comer
became impressed with his duty to the
town, new railroads were systematically
encouraged and Atlanta became a rail
road center. She held the keys to the
traffic of the South and southwest and
became known as the " Gate City." Why
so much about Atlanta? Because Atlanta's
history serves to show what may yet
be accomplished in Rowan, and in Salis
bury. Action ! Action I is wliat our
people want. These things will not come
for nothing or for the asking. There
must be concerted action. No town cdn
afford to allow a railroad to pass it by.
This town has "been thai " and we
know that it is a bad policy to let a road
pass. Remember then fhe importance of
this vital question, vital to the material
growth' of Salisbury and the prosperity of
the adjacent country, and embrace every
opportunity of encouraging progress
Vote for the railroad.
At 2 o'clock, p.m. Nov. 7th 1886, the
angels came and carried to the Saviour's
bosom the soul of Franklin Howard, son
of Dr. J. B. and Mrs. M. E. Gaither, aged
four years and nearly two months.
On Sunday night before, he was at
tacked with croup; but no special alarm
was felt until Thursday night, when it
was feared that a membrane was form
ing. This fear was confirmed by the
consulting physician, who pronounced it
Little t ran k was naturally timid, and
hence never showed the real affectionate-
ness of his nature to others than the
family. He could not bear the thought
of inflicting pain; and would often throw
his arms around the neck of those he im
agined he had hurt, saying: "me didn't
go to hurt you."
Even while laboring for breath it
seemed to distress him to see his mother
weeping, and often would ask "mamn,
what's the matter?" X
It was mv privilege to be at his bed
during the last twen-four hours of his
earthly life, and never have I seen such
patience shown by so young a sunerer.
As we closed his little blue eyes on
earth, we have reason to believe his
spirit was borne to Him who said, "buf
fer the lytic children to come unto me
and forbid them not; for of such is the
kingdom of God." J. A. R.
If Yon Wish a Good Article
Of Plug Tobacco, ask vour dealer'for
"Mr. George Achenbach, who has been
living here thirteen years, has returned
to his native State, New Jersey, and will
make" it his: future home.
The Salisbury meat market is very
good. This town needs a fish and oys
ter dealer. Can't some of the enter
prising butchers undertake to supply fish
and oysters this winter.
The members of the St. Cecilia Club
Are earnestly requested to meet at the
Rectory at 4 o'clock on Friday afternoon.
Business of an important nature renders
a full attendance necessary.
On Tucsdav of the second week of
court some good speaker should enlight
en the people in regard to voting a
subscription to the new Railroad.
A wagon drawn by a yoke of oxen and
loaded with apples, cabbage, chesuuts,
&c, all the way frora; Caldwell county,
was on our streets this week.
The drouth threw the farmer behind
with sowing wheat and ijt was thought at
one tune that a full enh) would not be
average crop has been
Lt. Richard Henderson has returned
from Washington, D. C.,jwhere hehas just
passed his flnal examination, aud has
been promoted to a Lieutenancy in the
V. S. .Navy.
Joint services at the Methodist church
on Thanksgiving day. All are invited to
attend. Sermon by Dr. Rumple. Music
suited to the occasion. Collection for
the Oxford Orphan As,, 1 im .
A red nose bespeaks low teinperaturc,
hence the red noses and cold weather this
week. Looking at it from from another
stand point, a red nose is an indication of
the constant presence of a high tempera
ture. Dr. Trantham has been confined to his
room several days, suffering from inju
ries received last week, when he acci
dently fell through the opening to a cel
lar, from wiiich the grate or covering
had, through carelessness, heeu removed:
Who is to pay damages?
Don't send away for any thing that can
be bought or made at home. The business
of this place could be made so much bet
ter, were this rule universally applied.
The reciprocal relations of the communi
ty need overhauling and repair. Look
about you for what' you want, and thus
help home industry. Dou't send away
for a pair of shoes, a spool of silk, a bar
rel of sugar, a kec of nails or a 1000 bill
heads. Get them in Salisbury.
Green Troutman of this county, has a
bad shoulder. He was wounded at But
ler's Tower during the war, and every
two or three years since his shoulder has
broken out with a running sore. It is
supposed that the bullet, or part of one
of those double bullets, yet remains in
the shoulder. This" might be called one
of the living issues of the war. It is an
issue which gives Mr. Troutman much
Some petty thieves have been commit
ting depredations on the merchants of
this town for some time. The police cap
tured Allen Hairston and Jno. Miller, two
negroes, who had stolen a cloak aud per"
haps other goods from Knox & Co.
Hairston was jailed for concealing the
goods, but there was no evidence of the
guilt of Miller, so he escaped jail. They
are connected with the theft recently
committed at Kluttz & Rcndleman's
store. A negro woman gave the police
the points on the men.
Some of the bovs of a mischievous size
and nature have been dealing in a rather
dangerous and very impolite species of
fun recently. It consists of rocking
camp fires and those who sit around
them, during the- earlier hours of the
night. On some such occasion the team
sters will make a rade on these boys,
which will result in the administration of
a summary and perfectly deserved chas
tisement. The Mayor should have an
ordinance passed at the next regular
meeting of the board of commissioners,
instructing the police toTun in the boys
after 8 or 9 o'clock. This would have a
good effect generally on the morals of the
boys who habitually loaf on the streets
after candle light.
There, was considerable excitement
over a yellow dog, which was supposed
to be mad, in town this week. The
canine was the property of Lee Hcilig,
and it ungratefully snapped its master,
Jno. Rusher"s4)aby, Luther Misenheimer
and others. A party of bitten people
went to Charlotte on Tuesday night to
nave a maastone -applied, rue dog is
supposed to have been crazy, not mad, as
it was struck some time ago. a severe
blow on the head- with a stone. Some
one ungallantly killed the, dog with a
stone. A mad dog should be decently
shot, and not subjected to so degraded an
Murder at Mill 3ridge.
A brutal and uncalled for murder was
committed at3Irll Bridge, this county
on last Saturday evening. The victim
was a respectable, cpuiet and industrious
citizen, named Victor Freeze, and a
cousin of the student recently killed by
a negro at Chapel Hill. In this particu
lar it is a coincidence, for Victor Freeze
laid down his life, taken bv the hand of
Alex Sloan, a negro. The weapon was
the negro's favorite a deadly razor
These parties met at a magistrate's tria
on Saturday evening, and the quarre
arose troin the tact tnat the negro per
sisted in disputing an account. The lie
soon passed and Freeze pushed the negr
with his open nana, when there was
flash so quick that those standing by
knew nothing of what had happened,
but Victor Freeze staggered to the door
and fell. The negro was pulled away
from Freeze and was seen trying to hide
a razor under the bed clothing on a bed
in the room. Freeze was cut seeminglv
at a single stroke. The "blade marked
his neck on the left side, cut through the
collar and padding of a heavy overcoat
and other gjurment to the shoulder,
rdown the arm to the elbow, where it sank
deep into the flesh the arm was bent
and leaving the arm it struck the thigh on
the side and moved downward curving
to the front, and came out just above the
knee. All this at a single stroke; what
a deadly, gastly blow. When the razor
struek the thigh it must have buried it
self, judging from the depth of the wound.
This murder was entirely unprovoked.
The negro was not alone, he had his
father present; there were two officers
and two magistrates present and there
was no provocation demanding any such
defence of his person. It was a deliber
ate and wanton deed.
Coroner Atwell went to the scene as
soon as notified and held an inquest, re
sulting in a verdict of murder. The
negro murderer, Alex. Sloan, is now in jail.
His case will probably be settled at' the
next term of Rowan court.
Dr. Gaither was called in the case, but
three hours had elapsed before he could
reach the side of the wounded man.
When ho arrived he found the man
had no blood in him the losses from this
terrible cut had exhausted all the blood
of his body. There was nothing to be
done but relieve him as much as possible
until the end came which was some
twelve hours after the cutting. Nothing
but the man s courage kept him alive
during those hours. Most men would
have given up and died in an hour, says
This is the second of the Freeze family
in this county to die at the hands of a
negro; aud within two months of ouch
other. Both are to be deplored: both
actions in this State is unjust.
Record copy this ?
Blue Wing Hews.
The Big American Reduction Co
sumed operations in their copper mine
on the first Monday in this month. The
Big American is only a short distance
from Blue Wing, N. C, and is one of the
Blue Wing group. The work now being
done sinkiug the main shaft is of the
utmost importance, since it is to prove
the mine at a greater depth. The ore is
of the bornite character and has been de
scribed in these columns. It is rumored
that this company will erect, at an early
day, smelting works of considerable ca
pacity. Something of this kind is needed
to hasten the development of this region.
Another thing is being done, which has
been the greatest barrierto the unlocking
of earth's rich stores, and that is building
The Durham, Blue Wing and Clarks-
ville railroad Co. are now pushing work
rapidly on the Clarksville end of the
ine. Grading is being rapidly completed
between the copper mines, (Blue W ing,
P. O.) and Clarksville. Several miles of
this work has already been completed.
and between 75 aud 100 hands are now
on the work. The purpose of the man
agement is to complete the road in the
near future to Blue Wing and then on to
Roxboro and Durham. This road when
finished will furnish an egress to the
many copper mines of this locality and
will enable them to place their output on
the leading markets of theworld with
something like an equal chance to com
pete with other large copper producing
regions. As it has been, cartage, let
alone freight, rendered this imiossible.
Mr. C. W. Edgecombe, Supt. of the
Buckeye copper mine, reports no changes
No. 100 Clinton Street, Chica
Manufacturer's of Mining Ma
chinery of all kinds, also Ma
chinerv for the treatment of
AND ALU XINDS OF
An clecant new cottage on Main street,
witli conveukut outbouses. Apply to
4:lf. J. W. IIi'mpls.
PKKI1APS NO LOCAL disease tiaa puzzled and
battled the medical profession tnore than nab-d ca
ts n h. W lu u- hot ii.: met i mi el v ratal It is u monur the
most rt 1st resslntr, nauseous and dtapwUag His the
flesh is lieir to, and be records show very few or no
casf of radical t urn of chronic otnreh by anv of
the multitude of (nodes of treatment until tl.e liv
troductlon ot Eiys Cie .m Ualui a few years ficro.
The suc:38 orthis preparation has been'iaostgr it
in the regular work in that mine.
WORK IN Bl'RKE COUNTY.
Work is nroffressiug at the Carolina
Queen, in llurke county. Dr. Lighthill,
of Boston, Mass., president of the com
pany, has been spending sometime on the
property, studvintr the many phases of
the mining problem as it relates to the
Queen. He has determined, perhaps wise
ly, to introduce the Chillian mill. One
of these mills is to go up at once, and,
should it prove as satisfactory as is anti
cipated, others will be put in. While
this method of extraction is slow it has
other good points to recommend it: It
is reliable and does not easily get out of
order and is the cheapest mill to be had.
When turned by water power the ex
pense of reducing ore is brought to the
The activity of this section of the "gold
belt" keeps up the expectations of those
who watch gold mining. There has been
no change fn the operations of any of the
active mines, except at the Reynolds,
where circumstances have forced one of
the owners to offer a third of the entire
interest for sale. The property is paying
handsomely for the amount invested, and
has been paying for months, and promi
ses to keep it up. There is a bargain for
some one. J. C. Bruton has made a new
discovery in Hollingsworth township,
same county, which bids' fair to become
prominent in the near future.
REDUCTION WORKS AGAIN.
There now seems to be no doubt but
that EmmCns, et. al. will build reduction
and smelting works at or near the Silver
Valley mine, hi Duvidsoii county. This
is the same party who was to build at or
near Gold Hill, in Rowan county. Their
sudden abandonment of this first plan
has been a mystery Jet the mill site or
location of a great plant, such as was
contemplated by Dr. Emmcns is not of
so much importance, provided, of course,
that it is easily accessible. They have
probably chosen a favorable location, and
they were in albprobability influenced by
the abundance of the silver and lead ores
of that immediate region, as thwy are in
dispensable in smelting.
There is another plan to erect reduc
tion works at Charlotte. N. C. This
scheme will embrace a reduction mill and
chlorinating plant, and will perhaps not
differ materially from the works now in
operation at Salisbury.
.Mr. John Jacobs, supt. of the Chlorina
tkra works at Salisbury, is kept busy
with ores sent from four of the Southern
States. He has recently shipied a lot of
bullion which was remarkably clear of
impurities, as was demonstrated by the
fact that in re-smelting it only lost one
one-hundredth of au ounce.
Mr. Tregellis, one of the stockholders
and manager of the Gold Hill Mines
Lim't., in this county, left on last We 1-
nesday night for Ixmdon. Eng.
Estimates, plans and specif!
cations furnished for Metallur-1
Manufacturers of the celebrated
NOTICE is hcretoy given, ThaX there vriU be an
i election held In Rowan couott"on Tuesday the
istday ot December, lssu, Idr the puriioseot sub
) mlttlnc to the qualllled vfltere of sahf county, a
i propositioQ tosnbac-rlbeone hundred thousand dol
lars to the stock of the South Atlantic aud North
'Western Kallroad Company." In five per cent.
I bonds of the County" of Kowan. to run forty years,
, with the privilege of paying any or all of them at
the end of ;teb years, or at any time thereafter that
the Board ot romnussiOBers oi saia loumj umy
elect.. -'Those who wish to vote in tavor of ;iid pro
position win vole a ticket with the word "Sub-crip-Wm!
upon it; and those wishing eo vote against
said proposition, will vote a ticket with the words
",Vo Subviption'' Uiwn lt.
An entirely new "registration of voteis has been
ordered, and no person will be authorized to vote
unless his name shall be on the new registration
By order of the Board of County Commlsslonerrs,
THOMAS-J. SUMNER, Chairman.
IIokatio N. Woodson. Clerk.
November 1st, 18C.
CHEAPER & LARBEK
BAKER HORSE POWER
McCubbtns has just received th
and most complete stock of new
SPRING AND SUMMER.
joods that lie hns ever. offered to the pub
lic: Consisting of Dry (ioods. Notions,
liwots and Shoes, Groceries, Drugs, flats,
Clothing, Provisions, Crockery and Glass'
ware, and a full line of high grade
In accordance with the foregoing notice, the polls
will be opened at the usual polling places in Kowan
county, at the time, and for the purpose, therein
specinod. C. C. KRI0ER. Sheilff.
Nov. l, lsss. ' 4 4t
Mill Stones, Winftaw & Door Stones.
The undersigned owns and works a
granite stone quarry six miles South of
Salisbury, and is prepared to fill orders for
anything in his line Mill Stones and all
kind9 of Building Stones, a specialty. Will
give large orders special terms and prices.
Jamks A. Hitcoir.
Nov. 18, '80. Gin: Imp.
For Cotton and Tobacco,
offered very cheap for
Don't fail to ofind sec him at No
Murphy's Granite Row, Salisbury, N. C.
f whirl) it
urter, or good
FOR SALE OR RENT
g Small IIu
April 1st, 188C.
S. McCUBBINS, Sr.
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kinds. The best in town. New "Lee" cook
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See my stock before huyinr.
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