AUGUST 9, 1888.
- - -Fine Rains. r 7T
Snleudid irafns fell in" this county
j f Thursday and Friday evening last.":- In a
portioned the county the ram ou Truir-
ay evening was accompanied by des-, day.
tructive hail. There was also hail Fri- members of Thvatira conurbation, w
day evening, and tremendous eleetrip manifested a lively interest in itsprocec
uispiay. . - -
County Democratic Ticket
f ' HOUSE OPr IlEPEESENTATIVia,
, J.S. McCUBBINS, Sn.
; FOR SHERIFF, . -
r C. 07 KRIDER.. V
jOR REGISTER OF pEEDS,
J. S. McC
': Eowan Sunday'- School Conventioa" ?
. '- And Bible. Society. 1 ' .
i About 30 delegates attended tbenuual
meeting of this body atThyatiraon Tucs-
It was well attended also by the
ings. 8everal interesting Addresses oc
cupied partofthctime Rev. Dr. Rumple
supplied the place of Dr. Bobbitt, who
was booked for an address, but. was prov-
Addresses were also
B. C. AREY.
D. A. AT WELL.
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ke will handle coal
iown aud conim
jfjVe fountain for
, gentlemen should go
I . .Li.. r.A -
liuKM. thus far
si"' r i t
Ji tiu- the tailoit
from this sec
fTj,e Doctors report Tmtlittle sickness
the public square is in
llaceand is very rfretty.
Irtrt tot Blumenthal & Bro. for good
ud cheAp goods.? Buis building.
Is it not about time Davie county was
s Democratic club
Hfr Charles Pnfce and Mrs. W. II.
overman left on Thursday for AshevHle.
y i-.ii- " j,
iOuriUvbr has t ikeu advantage of the
IryspeJI, to have p
dooeoA the street. '
Jvi- T J. Wells iand wife, of Peters-
6urg, Ya., are visiing;Jtheir son, B. V
fellsjpftiHi place. i'V
! A $75. American fruit evaporator, eith
er for sale cheap, or to rent on shares to
J nHhoiVilp nurtv. Kitauire "at- this
office.' " . .- :
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u aad family have re-
LIST OF LETTERS.
List of letters remaining in post office
at Salisbury, N. C, for the week ending
August 4, 1888. ' -
Catharine Bidings, Daniel Cowans, A
A Cowan, Elen Homes, E E Jetferson, F
J Johnson, Mary Eliza McDonald, John
C Slooney, Neady Parker, Suey Might,
Please say advertised when the above
letters are called for.
A. IICoyden, P. M.
eboosing the senat
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1 Th vounc met
4Pptg every othei
iiiihiesMor the cotton
!Hr: A. W. V
taruedifrora Trotittnan's, or the Poison
Spring, after spending feome Mt-tkn at
i .V l . .
tnai piace. .
i ThR boilers anil
factory are expected to arrive in a few
iiavsfttid will be Diit in place while the
tails are low. 1
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Lkhtniu struck Dr. Coleman's house
ikit'Saturday bu did uot do a great
dealofidamc. We learn that it struck
five time on his lqt. i . '
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THc recent rcunsauve nr. n i l m ci-
fectoftedicing the teaipera'turrt as the
Aermomeler has ranced hi'uh up in the
illnetits all the week. .
) A revival meeting is in progress at Mt.
ai Methodist church four miles
from Salisbury. Rev. Mr. Byrd preach-
ll there on Monday nigjht. "
,1 The Republicari press is -spoiling
lave '- &
few I negroes murdered ,
sensations of that kind just
iow to. whoop up jthe boys.
As was announced in last, week's
Watchman, Captain Lewter has been
(jraosierri'd to Durham, and Capt. Ttieo.
1'arker takes charge of the depot here.
Mr.;J. D. biuall ;is to be congratulated.
Bpoa the plan and superior workman-
auiu uipiuved iu luu uuiiuiuKoi a.
Clijiuz'arreaideuce on Iunis street.
lloa. A. M. Waddell, Democratic Elec-
ior for the estate at large, will speak here
a the 18ih. Mr. Waddell is a fine
foeaker and Ft- Will, pav the public to
cipmeand hear him.
The Salisbury District Conference met
in this place on Thursday morning, July
26tb, at 10 o'clock; Rev. W. II. Bobbitt
D. D., presided, and H. W. Sprinks acted
as secretary. There were 2 sessions each
dav. v The 'reports showed that the
churches in the district were all ' in a
grow in 2 condition , The ministers and
layman were above the average in abili
ty. While the debates at times, were
sharp, it was one of the most harmonious
bodies that ever assembled in Mocks
Large congregations filled XhC church
morning and evening. S
Resolutions were adopted thanking
the people of Mocksville foi their hospi
tality &c DavieTiuiea. '
: Accident on the Western Road.
There was a shocking accident on the
Western N. Q. Railroad Wednesday
morning of last week about daylight , near
'Mud Cut." Au east bound freight train
' left the track sknd went down the hill
side more than a hundred feet, almost
j perpendicular, i The cause is not certain
lv known, though it is conjectured that
a timber log rolling off from one of the
flats may have caused it. There were
14 cars in the train, most of them loaded
; with miscellaneous merchandise, and one
or two -with twenty head of beef cattle
Fftecn out of tlio twenty were killed or
disablcii. The cars were a j complete
wreck. Only one man was badly in
jured, and he had 'an arm broken in two
places and M as severely cut in the face
Quite a large crowd, considering the
inclemency of the weather, assembled last
Thursday afternoon on the grounds o
the cotton factory to witness the laying
, of the corner stone.
The ceremony opened witb prayer by
Rev Mr. Murdoch, followed by the laying
I of the corner stone and an address by Mr.
T. F. Kluttz.
fhe copper box that was placed in the
stone contained copies of all our town
papers, a copy of Blume's and Turner's
almanac for 18S8, an old copy of the BibleJ
and a silver medal the size of a dollar en
graved by Mr. AJrl. Reisner with the
following inscription :
Salibury Cotton Mills, incoporated Doc.
13, 1887, Directors J., M-. Odell, S. H .
Wiley, J. M. Knox, W.Smithdeal, Theo.
F.lwlattz. President, J. M. Odel; Vise
President, S. H. Wiley; Secy, and Treas.
F. J. Murdoch; experts for building, Wm
Murdoch and Rev. F. J. Murdoch. Cap-
t. k. nacaen editor, ralkigu, k. c.
Hood's Political Points,
A handy little book for the Presidential
campaign, is just out. It contaius finely identially absent
engraved portraiU and sketches of the 1 delivered by Dr. J. G. Ramsay, Rev. Mr1
candidates forPresident and Vice Presi- Lutz, and Rev. MrClegg, and others. I
dent (Rep,, Dem. and Pro.) electoral and j The Rowan County Bible Society met
popular votes in previous elections and ; at the same place Wednesday. I
other. useful information. . 'Copies mav bo I The uext annual mttiii j-of these tr-
had free at thedruggieits, or by sending aigainzations will be held in this town
lucent stamppto C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, 1 about this time next year.
Copal Grove, N. C, August 2, 1888.
Editor Watchman: It Affbrds us great
pleasure to see the' old familiar face of
the Watchman m its weekly yisits
down here, and to read the news from
dear old Rowau and our many friends
When I wrote Tou last, it was exeeed
mgly dry here, and crop prospects were
gloomy indeed, but since then, I am glad
to report a hne season. Last Sunday
night, we had a hard rain, and continued
on Monday (30th ult) till noon, so that
now the crops are greatly revived.
We live a somewhat monotonous life
here, each day passing through the same
routine of eating, drinking water, sleep-
ing, visiting, various points oi interest.
such as lines vi He, &c. &c.
There are, and have been, quite a num
ber of visitors here from Rowan, but a
large majority from Concord. At times,
the guest 8 cannot all be seated at the
two long dining tables, but at present, a
good manv having returned home, our
number is considerably diminished.
It is probably not geuerally well know
that in addition to the Sulphur Springs
there is also a fine chalybcat (iron)
Spring here, and in many cases, after us
ing the sulphur water without good re
sults, persons change to the chalybeate
water and improve rapidly.
With kindest regards to all 1 remain
yours truly. Y R. Fraley.
Good for Mecklenburg.
Th Chronicle o yesterday morning
brought the following gratifying
The Democrats of Mecklenburg met in
county convention yesterday and nomi
nated their ticket, lhe convention was
held in the Academy of Music aud was
called to order at noon by Mr. J. Whatt
Hood, chairman of the connty executive
committee. The permanent organization
was effected with Captian S. B. Alexan
der chairman and Messrs J. M. Sample,
John Vanlandiugham and W. W. Ward
J. Sol. Riexl was nominated for the
The township vote for candidates
for the House of Representatives, elect
ed Messrs. J. W. Hood and J. C. Long.
Ballotting for the third man resulted
in the choice of Mr. N. Gibbons.
It. A. Towrence was nominated Tax
Z. T. Smith, for Sheriff.
j. W. Cobb, for Register of Deeds.
J. II. McCiintock, county Treasurer.
The Chronicle closes its account of
he meeting as follows:
The defeated aspirants acted nobly.
In every cae they entended the hand of
fellowship to their successful competi
tors, and assured them ot a hearto and
earnest support. The friends of the de
feated candidates, too, without a single
exception, will support the nominees
cordially. This is a good sign. The
Democracy of old Mecklenburg is united.
The Stanly Freehold Gold IXines
An extraordinary general meeting .of
the shareholder of the above company
was held at the Charing Cross Hotel on
Tuesday, July 17th, for the purpose of
considering a resolution for increasing
the capital of. the company by the issue
of 50,000 preference shares of the Value
of 5s. each, entitled to a dividend of 20
per cent, per annum. -"Moneyf Loudon,
Eng. : ; . .
This is another evidence of the sound
ness of the free and unsought advice
given by the mining editor of this paper
about the time the property passed into
the hands of lhe credulous Britian. The
promises of dividends the first year, &c,
are being fulfilled by these ''extraordina
ry general meetings." Had the share
holders accepted tho statements of the
Mining Department of this paper or had
them verified by competent American
authority, they could have saved some
mouey. But as that-seems to be no
object" we pass it by. The present con
dition of the property is not what we
plain Americans consider as sound. The.
statement made in this paper a short
time ago to the effect that the concern
was in debt, was denied by -an officer of
the company. Since that denial we have
the following from the Register of Deeds
of Stanly county :
Albermasle, Stanly Co., N. C,
Dear Sir: In reply to yours of the
26th : There is a lien or liens in my of
fice on the Stanly Freehold Gold Mines
to the amount of twenty-seven hundred
and fifty pounds (2750 lbs.), made to
Davie & Ross, of London.
I. W. Snuggs,
s Register of Deeds.
These gentleman Davie & Ross are
officially connected with the concern and
have great "faith" in it, but they take
pains to keep on the safe side of the
"Freehold." They are wise in their day
and generation. It is to be hoped that
they will succeed in getting the money
they need to develop the property.'
They had only an ordinary start with
something over $400,000.
This leads us to say in a general way
that thousands of dollars have been and
thousands are now being spent by the
agents or managers of English mining
corporations in ways totally at variance
with legitimate mining. Indeed, much
that should be expended at the mines
never gets within gun-shot of the right
place. Instances could be cited, but
this article only points to a general state
of affairs and attributes some of the fail
ures of foreign ventures to this cause.
:. Mr. 'David J. Sheets celebrated his
i(4Ch birthdav, August 2d. A fine dinner
las prepared and jpnjoyed with him by
Ihildreu and a few friends. A
ftilUivirig. is 71 vears old. ' '.' "
Tjiosc j w ho. purchased Texas pontes ,
W 'the lot offered for sale here last
Spfi'ng got an unexpected bargaia, as
they qow have two ponies, whereas th'.e
irchase called for only one.
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The Friends yearly meeting convened
tHigh Point yeterdy (8,) which will be
iscS8ionjiil antJincliiingSuhdayA few
-of ourj citizens are in the habit of attend
ing tht Sunday services every year.
t A number of prominent republicans,
Sichojsand one pr two from New York ,
met by appointment at the- Mt. Vernon
HaUl; Monday night, to canvas the eit-
lOttm NJC. We did not hear what
elusion theyame jto
h work von the projected Roanoke &
umem Ka,ir0ad from Roanoke, a
r4 nston, N. C.. was commenced at
flatter poiiVt and at Walnut Cove, on
iag-itiir Having 'reached Winston
aat southern "point will it then make?
we s another ailroadt-ppportunity for
5i8bury,. which is at least worthy of
The Morgan ton Star irsavs: We
i to be able to quote from good au-
i uy lQat uol. Chas. I'rwe has signified
t "a intent
' iowl for Governor. We1 look upon thi
a ten stroke fqr Judge Fowle and the
wocratie party. Col. Price is c&nsid-
crt6ne of the brightest lights, intellect
.; , l:y iti the State, and could have re
eved the nomination at the last Reput
(n convention , for Governor if he had
? ttaered Ws name to: be run.
for the R.& D. R. R.,
e best lawyers ia the
A lot of wrought iron pipe of large size
has been sent to the Sam Christian mine.
t is probably strong enough to serve a
good purpose where but little pressure is
required, but it will hardly sustain the
weight of a column of water 18 or 20
inches in diameter for any great distance
with additional pressure from pumps
However we may have been misinformed
as to the use intended to be made of the
An Old Colonial Mansion.
A correspondent of the Richmond (Va.)
Dispatch describes a very old houu in
Rjwan cjaaty,-threo miles from Salis
This house, from a tablet over the
rj it djjr.' ff.ii bailt bMidcael Braun
luow spelled Brown) in 1763, and is stil
1 . -1 -11 1 1 3 i
owned auu occupieu oy nis uesceouania.
he flre-place is eight feet wide, and five
'eet high and five feet deep sufficiently
rge to roast an ox and of sufficient size
to contain -over a cord of wood. le
house is 40 by 30, t wo stories, and is built
of graniteobtained near by; windovs
arched with granite blocks about the size
of bricks, laid in mortar, now so strong
that it would require a sharp pick and a
strong arm to remove it; walls three feet
t lick; door and window, facing of black
walnut, and the house covered wiih cy
press shingles, which were in such-a state
of preservation that they have only been
removed since 1S80. Those shingles
must have been wagoned from or near
Charleston, S. C; 130 or 200 miles; The
house was built on the then great travel
ed road from James River to the Cataw
ba Indians by the trading ford on the
Yadkin River. This ford waslhe home
of 'tie Sapoua Indians when Lawson,who
was sent from England by the proprio
lori, visited it in 1700.
To the People of North Carolina.
In Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond,
Va., G,175 Confederate soldiers are,
buried. Of this number 1,780 were
soldiers from the State of North Car
olina. Their graves are unmarked.
The ladies of Hollywood Memorial As
sociation propose to place granite
blocks at the head of each grave and
they need contributions of money to
enable them to carry out their laudable
and patriotic undertaking.
North Carolina, whose soldier boys
tilt more graves at Hollywood than
those of any other State, should aid in
marking these graves of her gallant
dead, and we confidently appeal to the
generosity of our people to honor those
whose devotion even unto death was
our protection and is our glory.
Contributions in any amount will be
gratefully received and acknowledged
through the columns of the News and
Observer. Send money to Coi. W
Anderson, Raliegh, N. C.
A. M. Scales.
The following contributions have
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Gov. A. M. Scales $10.00
Hon. D. W. Bain 5.00
Col. A. B. Andrews. 1.00
Paul C. Cameron, Esq. ....... 50.00
Will R.Poole, Wake Co 0.00
Col. Julian Allen, Statesville. . . 5.t0
Look out for meteors evrry night this!
An Attempt to Barn Hampton, Va.
Baltimore, Aug. 7. A dispatch from
Hampton,Va., says: A bold attempt was
madehis morning to burn the business
portion of the town. A large frame out-,
ouilding, filled with inflammable stuff,
was set 04 fire, and had there been any
wind the town would have been destroy
ed. As it was, several outb. uildiugs, the
property of 11. Collier, and the roofs of
several other buildings were burned be
fore the fire was gottbn under control.
This is the second occasion an attempt has
been made to burn the town by setting
fire to the same building in which the fire
originated this time.- ' ,
"Money,", the London Mining Journal,
also speaks of the wonderful progress of
the Troy Gold Mine, formerly Reynolds
. -v. - w ttr
mine, near Troy, in Montgomery we
must co away from home to learn the
In Locke township, August 4th, Mr. J.
P. Gardner, of typhoid fever, aged 29
years. m n
By All Means.
The Democratic is the party of pro
tection, of protection to Americans in
stead of Englishmen. The war tariff
and the shipping laws has destroyed
the American ocean-carrying trade and
laid us under tribute to England for
the carrying of our products to market
of S200.000.000 a year. Down with
the system of protection to English
men. Let ns give Americans a iigui
ing chance. ' i
A Striking Fact.
At no time since the war has the
Republican party been endorsed 'by a
majority of the white voters of the
country. Here are the figures: The
votes for the Presidential candidates
H 808 Seymour, dem 2,709,G1 3
I U rant, rep.... z,DZo,uu
1872-f Greek, dem 2,833,070
Grant, rep 2,525,719
18704Tikleu, dem .4,28o,7)7
Hayes, rep.. 3,107,297
18S0- Hancock, dem. ..... .4,442,035
Garfield, rep 3,340,310
1884 Cleveland, dem ...... 4,91 1,017
Blaine, rep., 3,979,271
The Democrats have had the major
ity at evpry election. The Democratic
majority in 1884 was about a million.
It appears that the increase of the Dem
ocratic majorities ha3 been about 200,
000 every year. This affords ground
for happy anticipations for November,
to say tue least Tof it. Chirfotft Chron
icle. ' . - : ' ' r .
Mrs. W. H. COIT.
Corner Fulton and Bank Sts. Session
begins September 3rd.
URES Nenroua Proctratioa, Neuralgia,
Mtiam, Dyapepsia, asd all afiec
jtioaa tbe Kidney.
th blond. anriH all
1 at th
-, f bmmm. uowata. mad Kidaata.
Price t I.OO. Sold by dragfirt,
WELLS.RICH ARDSON & CO.. Proprietors
j. SUBLISUTOlf, VT.
)- - . ' FOR
Will Color One to Pour Pounds
Ut JJrcss Goods,
Yarns. Rasrs. etc
. ' J CENTS.
a Child can use them!
For Gilding or Broaxiac Tmmey Artldaa, USE
Cold, snr, BroaM, Copptr. Only IO CaauL
DIAMOND PAINT LIQUID
A bottle, wta camel', hair brwhosu UawcanSl
DIAMOND LAUNDRY BLUINO
WrRSi kt 10 " quart of th.
JVM"1"' y Book aad CardTor wt5?
WELLS. RICH ARDS0IU COBuringtoft
P. EL' THOMPSON & C0;y
r UAXU7ACTCREK8, ' ' .
Sash, Doors, Bliads, 1,
3croll Sawing, Wood Turningi;
I AND CASTINGS OF ALL KINDS, v
, DEALERS IS ; 4
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Steam Engines and Boilerr, Steam and
Water Pipe .
Steam Fittings, Shafting, Pulleys, Hangers.
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Machinerv or all .kinds repaired on :
SHORT NOTICE. - ' .
Mr. 1588. j lj
Bcvrare ofTrand, as my name aid tbe price
are tamped on tbe bottom of all my advertised
shoes before leaving the factory. whTrh pro
tectaithe wearers against high p'li-ei and infe
rior goods. If a dealer offers W. L. Dou;laVaV
shoes a.t a reduced price, and mays he has them
without my name and price stamped on the
bottom, put him down as a fraud, 1 -
IIlVS JUST RECEIVED a large consignment of
Ladies Misses &jm Ge.yts
Fink and Medium Shoes.
j 200 Sacks and 100 Cutaway Suits,
I In light Cassimere and dark Diagonals.
W. L. DOUGLAS
The onlv fine calf tS Seamless Shoe ia ,
the world made irithont tacks r nnila.
As Btvlish and durable as those costine
$5 or $6, and haying 110 tacks or naila to
wear the stocking or hurt the feet, makes
thenr a? comfortable and well-fitting as a
hand sewed shoe. Buy tho best. Non
genuine unless stamped on Jottom "W.
L. Douglass $3 Shoe, warranteu."
TV. L. DOLT, LAS ft4 SHOE, the original
and only hand sewed welt $4-shoe, which
equals custom-made shoes costing from
$6 to $9.
W. L DOUGLAS $s.u0 SHOE is unex
celled for heavy wear. -W.
L. DOUGLAS $2 SHOE is worn by
all Boys, and is the best school shoe in
the world. .
All the above goods are made in Con-
ress, uutton ana iacc, una u hi.
v vour dealer, write V. L. DOUGLAS.
M. S. BROWN. Affent, Sahibury.
14:till July 2G.
TTI E LARGEST LOT OF
ever brought to Salisbury.
gTThe above Goods must and will be sold. Prices have
been eu to close them out immediately, and a genuine Bargain
awaits those who call early.
! J. B. BROWN.
Salisbury, July 12, 1888.
AiMstntor's Sale of Real Estate.
Br virtue of a decree of the Superior
r ..,t nr Mntinn countv. made in the
oniol nrnAMlins entitled tico. 1.-
Admr. of J. J. Lowder, de
ceased, vs. Sallie Lowder, John lewder
ond others,' ' eniorcing nw n mm u.tu
Mfnv tn caII cprtftin real estate to make
assets, I will sell to the highest bidder for
cash at public auction at the Court House
door iu the town of Salisbury on Katur
day the 8th day of September, 1888,
following real estate situate in Franklin
1.. ronntv ' adioining the
lands of Hampton Ghea, Abner Hall,
John Henly, Crawford Lent2 arid others,
nn:n;ncr about sixtv acres more or less,
said lands subject, however, to the dower
of Sallie Lowder, tne wuiow w
Ute. GE6. T. THOMASON
Aug. 8, 1888. Administrator,
Lee S. Ovebmax, Attorney.
One Brick House and lot, on the corner
T. S m And TIT re Rtreets. about one
11 f uitvu -
acre in lot. i ,
One Frame House and lot on
a a OAT
r Vramm TTonae and lot on Main
VU V mmmmr .
in.'nLArirvR TT: and MlFS YlO
tokiJl Johnson at their home corner of
Fulton aud Kerr stroeis.
? THOS. L. KELLY'S
s . .- -
A Pull and Comolete'Linc of imported
goods for my Spring Trart consisting ot
French, English and Scotch goous oi an
colors. An unsurpassed line ot trousering.
all of which will be made up in nie.jseu
nnd most Fnshionablc St jlc. All are cor
dially invited to call andaminc my stock
and they will sec at once that
I KEEP THE BEST IN THE MARKET
Terms, Positively Cash. In the Mansion
nouse, last room fronting onlnnis street.
If Mccormick ! v w 8 Wo, 4, I
hK WB BEST
t V p "V IN THE
Just sto ana read what farmers say of the Hew McCormick Steel Mower Ko.4, ,
K9 alJamJaal sVaWI
Andy Barger has tried several il ewers in,
his time and this year took a No. 4 McCorraick
on trial, and after two weeks came hi and paid
for it and a Button Knife Mower Onnder. . i ;
Amity Hill, N. C, June 10, '88.
Mr. J. A. Boyden , . .
Dear Sir: The Machines sold up in this
section 111 give entire satisfaction. Shinn &
Deaton,nd Morrow, are Perfe,e1 satisfied with
theirs. iShinn says the No. ieats the Buck
eve l Respectfully, .
Phiup Sowers , saythe Mccormick beats
anv Moer tic ever tried, and he has tried four
or five others.
- The McCormick is.:. the best Mower he ever
caw in il field.
w FjMtjRPH certifies to the same
John V. Fisher also" took a McCofmick No.
Steel Mower on trial, and a Dutlon Grinder
at the same tifncj and after: a test of two weeks,
expressed himself as highly pleased with both
Tm.Ai nnH l-nnrlpr -. -,-.'-
HJUtlCl uiiu , j . ..
p. K. Helio & Troutman also got a No.. 4.
Steel Mower n' trial, and after a week's use. say
they are well satisfied with the Mower ancLalso
the Diitton Grinder. '-'-. :v:-Ehr
".?''(':: JOHN A. BOYDim -
, Agt (brthe MtConnicS. Montr and JUullon Knile lit. ,