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THURSDAY, JAN. 27, 1387.
PKRSON8 writing for Information on matters ad-Trttlao-ilntUlspervrUlpleaae
ta the Vatclliftn.
The subscription rates of the Oarolma
Watchman are as follow :
1 year, paid in advance, $1.50
paynrt delayed 3 iuo'2.00
M payui'l del'ed 12 uio'2.50
Miaa Alice Brown is reported severely
The weather has been mild enough
Mr. Theo. F. Kluttz has had a very
sick child this week.
Mr. J. H. Enuiss' father, aged 88 years,
died at his home in Petersbug, Va., Jan
. j 2778 pounds of tobacco sold at the Far- 4
mem' warehouse yesterday mostly low
Twenty -one loads of wood were count
ed atone time,studing on the square
The latest musical device is a stringed
instrument at KlutU's Drug Store, called
a Zithern or Harpetfe.
There has been no casualties recorded
this winter, thus far on any of the roads
in this section of country
The meeting of the Physicians of the
county has been postponed to the second
Monday in Feb., instead of Saturday 7th.
"January is always a dull month in
Salisbury" is nu old aaying here, the
truth of which, thus far, promises to be
The young men of the Methodist
church hold a prayer meeting at the
church every Sunday evening immediate
ly after Sunday school.
The R. & D. have recently put on a
number of bran new passenger coaches.
They are haudsomely finished in native
woods, and heated by steam.
Jwo dances in town last week, one on
Tuesday night, and; again Friday night,
Ah! the gay happy young people, they
will have their fun.
Messrs. Meroney Bros,
will erect a
ten nin alley, a
dancing and a Billiard
ha)l far the amusement of the guests who
stop at the famous Connelly Springs.
Improvement in the beef market here
is generally observed. Our butchers vie
with, each other in procuring the finest
beef cattle that can be found in the
Cant. McBec. Superiutendeivt of the
Western road, and family, spent a few
days here this week. It would give us
pleasure to enroll them as citizens of Sal
The measles arc prevailing to a fearful
extent in a portion of Locke township.
Twenty-five cases are reported in one
school, and on account of which the
school has been suspended.
Rowan 's Representatives in the pres:
eut General Assembly are an honor to
the old mother of counties. Apart from
the fact that they are among the braini
est of that body, they are considered the
Rev. G. W. Byrd, pastor of the Metho
dist church, has commenced a series of
sermons on Bible characters. His subject
-on last Sunday night was Absalom, and
the effort is highly spoken of by all who
heard it. He will preach on the charac
ter of Ruth next Sunday night.
The first station on the Atlantic and
N. W. R. R. toward Smithville from Sal
isbury, will probably be Dunn's Mountain.
Such being the case, Salisbury will be
enabled to macadamize her streets at a
comparatively small cost.
The weather is as fitful as April. Warm
south winds, shadows enveloping the
earth, then brilliant streams of sunshine,
bhie sky and warm tear drops; then high
winds soughing through the trees with
dirges of March, and pouring rains
surely this is variability.
"? A farmer" in Locke township writes
tts. a rousing letter of "idams" concern
persons and. things within township
bounds, for the publication of whioh he
expects us to take the responsibility.
When he writes again he should not for
get fo sign his name.
Mr. B. B. Lewis, a young attorney of
Statesville. who, it will be remembered,
assisted the Solicitor at August term of
Court here, and also attended the last
term in November, died of Typhoid Fever
last Saturday. His remains were carried
to Raleigh, his farmer home, for inter
There was a musical recital on last
'Friday evening at the residence of Mr.
Mauney, by the young pupils of the
Neave music school. The little girls
play with expression and good time, and
were accompanied by Prof. Neave with
Flute and Cornet rendering some delight
The Old Hickory Club is in a flourish
ing condition. The Club is composed of
the best men in town and is a place where
dignity is maintained and best behavior
preserved. The rules are very strict, and
the Club is a pleasaut place of recreation
to men after business is over. We think
however, if the President, officers
and members would vote for it being
closed on Sunday morning and night,
during hours of divine services at the
churches, it would be a step in the right
direction. Our rst duty should le to
attend the services of the Sanct uarv.
Sam James, a on of Mr.AV. L. James,
oi this place was killed at Gash's creek
this morning while traging trains, by a
slide of rock ami dirt from side of a cut.
If it werft possible to convey, by private
conveyance, the legislature, now in ses
sion at Raleigh, over the public roads of
Rowan county while in their present con
dition, there Would be no difficulty in
securing all the Legislation needed for
improving -them. Something should be
done on this road business. ilCheatnut,
The circulating library at Enniss' Drug
Store affords pleasure and improvement
to its members. The selection of books
is good, comprising the finest novelists,
Dickens, Thackery, Wm. Black, and oth
ers, with interesting biography of English
men of Letters. Thos. Carlysle's Life,
Letters of Mmc De Remusat, &c. Those
who are not members are losing much
that is delightful in the way of literature
these wintry days and long evenings.
Wc have always contended that the
State made a mistake in not locating the
Penitentiary at Dunn's Mountain, three
miles from Salisbury. Had this been
done, the twelve hundred convicts now
at work for a pittance, might have been
employed constantly for a hundred years,
getting out and preparing granite, of a
superior quality, for public buildings and
paving streets of the numerous cities
that arc anxious to securejhis quality of
stone. But for the cost of transporta
tion, Cincinatti would now be paving her
streets with Dunn's Mountain granite
at a cost of one and a half million dollars.
Arailroad from the mountain to Salis
bury, which could have been built by the
State with convict labor, would have
contributed largely towards lessening the
cost of transportation, and thereby secur
ed this large contract.
Mr. C. R. Barker has a minie ball,
wbich was found lodged in the old breast
works at Roanoke Island last summer
by a friend, who had it gold mounted as
a watch charm, and presented it to Mr.
Barkerr He prizes it very highly as a
war relc, more, however, because of his
havingi engaged in that little contest with
Burnside in Feb. 1862. He says they
were not used as watch charms in those
days, be it known to all men, but were
employed in the capacity of persuaders,
in which office History tells us, they
proved very effectual.
The only charming that was done on
that occasion, was the exceedingly
charminz wav in which Wilson's New
York Zouaves had of charming a haudfuf
of Confederate soldiers, by placing powder
behind charms similar to the one above
referred to (minus the gold mounting)
and shooting them across the earth works
regardless of the danger attending such
past time. Some of the Confederates were
hit about in places, whereupon their com
rades became highly incensed and began
pitching charms of their own making,
and they do say that the red breeches of
those who were killed covered the face
of the earth as the waters cover the deep.
W. A L.
Adverts to some "little talk
of a new
county, taking off the best part ot Kowan,
to make a county seat at Mooresville.
The County of Rowan having just voted
$100,000 to the S. A. & N. W. It. R., we
think it would be a bad day's work for
her to lop off one of the best portions of
territory for the purpose indicated, and
We hope the people will look before they
Miss Lizzie Kerr is visiting the family
of Rev. J. Rumple, D. D.
We are glad to hear the venerable Dr.
Wheat is improving in health.
Miss. Essie Mears is visiting Mrs. Dr.
J. J. Summerell.
Mrs. Frercks is at Connelly Springs for
J. W. Mauney, Esq., has been confin
ed in doors several days with a severe cold.
Hon. F. E. Shober, Senator for this
District, spent Sunday in Salisbury with
Mr. Dave Julian came up latter part of
last week on a visit to his family.
E. P. Roe has visited Charleston for
the purpose of getting material for anoth
er uovel which doubtless. will prove inter
esting and as great a success financially
to him as Barriers Burned Away.
Mrs. Quinn nee Miss Phifer, of Char
lotte, has returned to Salisbury and is
boarding at the Mt. V ernou Hotel. Mrs.
Quinn is noted for her brightness and
vivacity, and is quite an acquisition to
We are pleased to learn Mr. W. C.
Lindsay has reconsidered and has deci
ded to remain with Meroney Bros. We
are pleased to know we are still to have
Will with us.
Mr. M. S. Brown left Sunday night for
the North to perfect hisT arrangement for
his tailoring establishment, and to buy
Spring stock. Mr. Brown is a rising
young man of enterprise and vim and we
wish him all success.
Prof. Harry Overman is reading law
and hopes ere long to have his shingle in
the breeze. To be as successful" as his
brother, "our Lee" as he has been called,
is as much as we could ask' in his behalf.
Dr. Summerell, Jr., has determined to
locate at Coleman's Store.
Mr. J. L. Oorriher has moved into his
Mr. . Barn hart has started his dis
tillery. H. C. Smith has departed for Darts un
known cause, mortgages. ..
There was"quite a pleasant hop at Mr.
William Hoolbrooks on Thursday night.
Mr. C. E. Ellis of Mooresville, is taking
back his clocks that he sold thenegrocs in
this county, lie cannot collect the
Ooli Hill Items.
Not much-. sold fever af this mine. The
hands are wandering away
The farmers hereabouts are employed
at this season m hauling wood ana keep
ing their families from freezing.
The free schools are all now in session
excep the school at this place. Here they
do not have their school taught until
Spring; they do this in order to insure
the comfort of pupils. They are always
very wise in selecting a teacher that is
qualified to fill the place. Not so with
the committee at another place I could
name. I have heard of a teacher who
has to work the best part of a half a da'
at a problem and then fail to . get the
right answer. The boys who arc going
to school to him say they can work the
problems in a few minutes after seeing
them. These boys are having fine times
sitting back and watching their teacher
at a dead set on examples. Money spent
on such preceptors is money thrown
away. X. Y. Z.
Dr E C Register has moved into his
nice property and all of the villagers are
much pleased with his excellent wife.
She is well calculated to make friends
and keep them.
Mrs Dr W A Leazer has been quite sick
but is improving.
Mrs Marv A DOvercasb, wife of Wind-
field Overcah and daughter of Jas Baker,
was buried here the 24th inst. She diea
at her home near Charlotte, of pneumo
Winter and Spring has been badly
mixed during the last ten days, but our
old farmers soy winter is over.
There is some talk of a new county, if
the legislature will permit, with Moores-
ville as the countv seat. This will in
clude Atwell township. W. A. L.
When the 11.17 train pulled out from
China Grove on the night of the 19th
mst., Mr. T. J. Webb and Miss Carrie
Stanstill was on board, bound for Blacks,
S. C, where there they were made flesh
of one bone by the Kev. G. M. Webb,
pastor of the Baptist church at that place,
on the next morning at 4 o'clock sharp,
and returned safe and sound at 7.30 the
rs. d. No err Is.
A Magnificent Lump of Gold.
Mr. D. A. Kluttz, of Cabarrus county,
arrived in the city yesterdavand brought
with him a nugget of gold weighing 13
ounces, and that was worth $260. The
nugget was about the size of a hen egg,
and somewhat similar in shape. It Was
found in a brauch, near rioneer Mills, by
a brauch miner named Chas. Moose, and
was sent here through Mr. Kluttz by Dr.
t low, to be sold at the mint.
Mr. Kluttz took the nugget to the as
say office where Prof. Hanna took charge
of it. The nugget was melted and assav
ed, When it was found to bo of the finest
quality of gold, 23-karats. The assaver
ascertained that its correct weight was
13 91-100 ounces and a government check
for $260 was given for it. Prof. Hanna
says that it was the prettiest specimen
of virgin gold that he has ever seen, and
there was not so much as a graiu of sand
embedded in it. Nuggets are frequently
picked up in the gold region of Cabarrus
county, but nuggets of this size are sel
dom found there, or elsewhere. Charlotte
On Monday last Mrs. H. B. Guerrant
of Danville, Va., left her baby in charge
of a nurse. In a short while she returned
to find the infant in a stupor from the-
administration ton of some opiate. Medi
cal help was called in, but could not save
the child s life. The doctors were sat is
tied that the child had been given'poison
but the nurse stoutly denied giving it
any. There was, we learn, laudanum
on the mantel in the room where the
nurse and child were. Milton Advertiser
Gems From Various Authors.
"Parting and forgetting:
What faithful heart can do these? Our
great thoughts, our great affections, the
truths of our life never leave us, surely
they cannot separate from our conscious
uess. shall follow it whithersoever that
shall go, and are of their nature divine
and immortal.7' Thackery.
"Death! the unknown sea of rest:
ho knows what hidden harmonies
lie there to wrap us together in eterna
peace, where, perhaps, and not sooner or
elsewhere, all the hot longing of the soul
are to be satisfied and stilled." Thomas
"The instinct of reverence for woman
heros is planted deep in every true man's
heart, and, so long as women are worthy
of honor and respect, honor and respect
will never fail them. But when instead
come scoffing and contempt, the hour
which is dark fofjjlian is darker still for
them. With their own hands they have
torn the crowns from their brow, and
descended from the thrones where God
himself placed them. Christian Reid.
"If there is a virtue in the world at
which we should always aim, it is cheer
fulness." Bulwer Lytton.
"A contented spirit is the sweetness of
From the German.
"Ged'a nngeli took a little drop of dew
Fresh fallen from the heaven's far-off blue,
And a white violet, so pure :ind bright.
Shedding it? fragrance in the moon's soft light.
A ad a forget-mc-not, laid altogether gently
ont of sight.
Within the eh&Hec of a lilly white.
With humbleness and grace they cover it;
Made purity and sadness near to sit.
And added pride to this and fears a few.
One wish, but half a hojte, k bright tears two.
Courage and sweetness in misfortune's smart.
And o&t of this they moulded woman's heart.
COCAINE, JOPOFOHM OR MERCURIALS la any
form In the treatment of ovajrh or hav ferersuould
be avoided, as they are both Injurious and danger
ous. Iodoform Is eastly delected by Its offensive
odor. The only rellrhle catarrh remedy on the
market today is Ely's Cream Bairn, being tree from
all poibonous drugs. It has cured thousands ot
acute tfnd cltrciiic cases, where all other remedies
have ned. A panicle Is applied into ench notiii;
no pain, agreeable to us ; Price 50c or druggists.
LIST OF LETTERS.
List of letters remaining in post office
at Salisbury, N. C, for the week ending
Jan. 22, 1887.
Obediah Smith, Mrs. Ann Brown, Joe
Anderson, Chijfa Buchanan, W Biker, W
Daily, Thomas Freeman, Alice Ham. Char
lotte Hood, W At James, Jack Jaylit, W E
Johusnn, Lizzie Keen, Minnie Lee, Win B
f i i.i .t-. u ir r i
u nun Him.Tn, vx aiorrm, Uet j ;
S Pardee, M A Robinson, Hiram S tzer, J I
L Miuitz, rcobert Todd cI, Henry Word
Please say advertised when tho above I ,A nav,uK to
, , 4wc;scat. V e trust th.'tt the other cases will
cuiiv ; .
A. II. Roydejj, P. M.
"T. K. BBCKKR EDITOR. li.U.EIGII, X. C.
Morris Mountain Mine. - .
The Morris Mountain mine, near El
Dorado, in Montgomery county, has re
cently changed hnnds, and it is said to
have brought $50,000. This is excessive,
and is. more than the property is worth.
t was purchased by Mr. Mason of New
York; the sale conducted by Truman
Coman. Esq., of Thomasville. N. C.
The Morris Mt. property has some pe
culiar features. The formation is argil-
aceous slate; the country hilly. The
richest of the ore is found in theae cracks
or natural fractures of one otherwise
homogeneous mass of slate. There cracks
or fractures are filled with brownjnerus
tat ions, mostly ferrugenous oxide, which
serves as a matrix for the gold. The gold
occurs free and is remarkably clear of
the usual enemies of perfect amalgation.
The quantity is the question. In a moun
tain of slate with no well defined walls
this becomes a matter of serious consider
ation. The writer has not been on the
property since '83, at which time it was
being worked. Hi recollection in this
particular will not justify his making a
statement, but it may truthfully be said
that the ore, or more properly speaking,
the auriferous slate (there is some little
quartz) is in sufficient abundance which
only leaves the matter of grade to be de
termined. As to that there are conflict
ing opinions, as is the rule where a pro
perty yields very rich specimens of free
gold. The very finest specimens of aurif
erous slate ever seen by the writer were
taken from Morris Mountain. A hit of
ore the size of a man's hand would show
on its surface several pennyweights of
free gold bright and clean. This was
perfect milling material, carrying just
about enough grit to prevent the slate
from packing on the Stamp heads.
The fact that so much of the gold is
found in these "seams" or cracks, has
given rise to much speculation as to how
the gold got there. One theory is that it
was deposited by percolation, the gold
coming from a source above and beyond
the mine. But this is too improbable to
deserve mention. Another theory is that
the gold was deposited by the forces
liquefaction and vaporization resulting
from high temperature of the inferior
part of the earth's crust. The appearance
of the rock would seem to give this
theory some foundation. At any rate,
the gold is collected and held in these
minute cracks, which may be described
as fracturesacross the lamina' of the coun
try rock, and which may have resulted
from displacement or other disturbing
At Thomasville preparations are being
made which is intended to be a help to
the mining interests of the country, by
providing better transportation facilities
to and from the mines. A wooden rail
road is being built from Thomasville to
the Silver Valley mines, a distance of
some 12 miles. The latest advices point
to the earlv resumption of work at this
place, if, in deed, it has not, already been
resumed, ine ores at Silver alley are
rich in metalliferous contents, including
zinc, lead, silver, sulphur, and some gold
Col. F. H. Stith, president of a magan
ese mining property in Shenandoah coun
ty, Va., reports that "the work is regular
and the output even, and the prospects
of the mine encouraging."
THE PORTIS MINE,
situated in Franklin county, N. C. may
be regarded as the central figure of that
district, which is composed of parts of
Franklin, Nash and Warren counties and
comprises about 1000 square miles in
area. The Portis has long been worked
and has a record for production approach
ing a million of dollars. The property is
about to change hands, which means a
great deal to the whole district. It may
be said: as goes the Portis so sroes the
This property has been very properly
worked both by hydraulic and rail
methods. This was necessary in order to
carefully work all the material with
which the miner came in contact. In
the new management it is understood
that both methods with new improve
ments will again be used.
The most important localities in the
district outside the Portis arc sui follows:
"The Thomas mine," "The Arrington
mine," "The Kearney mine," "The Mann
mine" aud "The Taylor mine."
The formation is spoken of in the (!co
logical reports of the State as "'Upper
Laurcntian." Prof Ueo. B. Hanna in
speaking of it says: "The southeast ex
tension of the Upper Iaureutinn m over
laid by the Quarternary, a little to the
south of Raleigh, and no gold mines are
known beyond this poiut."
Prof. J. A. Holmes, of the University
at Chapel Hill, who is engaged in work
ing up the notes left by the lale Prof.
W. C. Kerr, State Geologist of N.J. for
publication (through the Department of
Agriculture,) says that in the new aud
revised edition, to be published some
time t his year, the territory now described
as Upper and Lower Laurcntian will be
classed simply as Laurcntian. There will
be some other changes in the present
geological hart of the State.
5-STAMP MILL CHEAP !
A five stamp mill, with copper plates,
but little used, fur wile at 50.00 caK
Apply to T. K. Bbtneb, Raleigh, N. C.
Application need not be made after 5th
of February, '87.
Yesterday the House diKpofed of one
of the conu-atcd election cases favorably
to tho democrats, the contestant. Mr.
I Lit - . . a. . . i .
j aU pj.g equally
To My Friends and tie Public.
Having decided to remain in Salisbury
I have again connected myself with the
old and reliable firm of Messrs. Meroney
& Bro., where I can' always be found,
anxious to. wait upon you. Thanking
you for your kind patronage in the past,
and soliciting a continuance of the same.
I remain, Very Respectfully,
W. C. LINDSAY.
Jan. 25, 1887.
At Unity Manse, Jan. 13th, by Kev. R.
W. Boyd, Mr. W. C. McCubbins and Miss
Mary E. Fleming.
At his home in Franklin Township, on
the 21st of Jan. inst., Mr. George H.
Gheen, aged 80 years 8 months and 17
days. He was a well known citizen of the
county of which he was a native.
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MORTGAGE SALE OF LAND
In Scotch Irish Township,
Saturday Dec. 18, 1886.
A tract of land belonging to Julius
Wilson, consisting of fifty-one acres, more
' or less, will be sold at public sale at the
Courthouse door in Salisbury on Mon
. day the .'hi day of January 1886, to
satisfy the provisions of "a mort
' SPKe given to 3Vnv W. Mott, Sept. 4th,
! 1886, and registered in Book 2, page 891,
Register s o fhee of Rowan county. Ihis
tract adjoins the lands of Burton Mont
gomery, Scott Turner, Isaac Lowery nud
Margaret Addie aud Polly Wilhelm;
Sale will take place at 12 o'clock. M.
Terms Cash. Wm. W. Mott.
Nov. 18, 1S86.
All persons indebted to mc bv account,
note or mortgage, that has been standing
some time, will please come forward and
settle the same; Will take cotton and
produce at market prices in pavment.
R. J. HOLMES.
Nov. 1st, ;8G. 2:2m.
Ml Stones, firinr & Doer Stoaes.
The unjdereigncd owns and works a
;ranite stone quarry six miles South of
Salisbury j and is prepared to fill onlersTor
anything iu hi line Mi i I Stones and all
kinds of Building Stones, a specialty. Will
give large orders special terms ami prices.
James A. JtiTcnue.
Nov. 18, 'SG. m:lmp.
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A T COST!
Having determined to out
of the Mercantile business, I
offer my entire stock of
Boots and Shoes,
Hats and Gaps,
Glass Ware at X. Y. cost.
commencing on January IkI, "87, and continuing
to I5t ii February, uuu-pm disposed of moner. Tbli
U a rare opportunity for Uie people ta buy iroodsfw
l '?s Hum thejrare voitlt Special teims with coun
try M rvliants. Extraordinary Inducement lo any
on taking the whole Hlock. Come and nee me.
To those wbom I have accommodated through the
an turner and whose mortgages are past due. I say
- me to sec roe at once and pay alt you can, and
perhaps I e m manage to extend, but set dement la
some way umsi be made at once.
J. S. McCUBBIJiB,
Salisbury. N. C , Teo. 31st, ISs.
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