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THURSDAY, NOV. 7, 1889.
The EhjetioLs Tuesday.
Nine States held elections Tuesday,
And the telegraphic reports which came
In yesterday morning were brilliant
With Democratic victories. It is prob
able, however, that accurate ahtT fuller
reports may greatly modify these -re?
suit But there seems little room to ;
doubt the defeat ofx Mahone in Vir
ginia, which will be glory enough for
one day. The majority against him
a n 1 his party is claimed to be rery
larcre, even at his home, and in the I
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county of his nativity.
Thursday morning's reports will be
more reliable and less sensational, and
from these we will make up the news
of the week.
The election news this morning holds
up Democratic beyond our expectation.
Virginia, Ohio and Iowa have elected
Democratic Governors. Mahone is
badly beaten in Virginia, the majority
of 30,000 being still claimed.
The Nw York Legislature is claim
ed to be Democratic on joint 'ballot.
Democratic Legislature is claimed
Massachusetts hua gone republican
i . ,, i -i. North and South Dakota were last
Iowa elects a republican legislature, . , a. .
vU i .w.i.. i u Saturday made States, the President
"J- 9 J V V V VeV UIUJVI IVJ t
The republicans gain strength in
the legislature of Maryland.
. sNew Jersey, democratic by a good
working majority in the legislature
made gains in Kauan$
'That abomination, the Blair educa
tional bill, is being talked about again
by .he State press. Maj. Finger has
gone into print with a significant
" what are you going to do about it? "
after detailing the educational situation
in North Carolina. The Watchman
has never for a moment thought of
encouraging the demolisher of States'
rights, the Blair bill ; such a thing is
not to be thought of. That very bill,
if passed, would. accomplish what Grant
and Sherman failed to do with their
bloody armies to wrest from the peo
ple the right to control State and
county affairs. The North, with its
notions of higher Darwinian philoso
phy and negro equality in schools, and
with its anti-democratic notions of a
strong centralized government would
hail the passage of this bill as paving
he way to conquer the self respect of
the people of the South and place ne
groes on white folks' school benches.
P"r people are carrying a heavy school
tax now, which is equally divided with
the negroes we must increase this
burden rather than encourage the Blair
iniquity. Maj. Finger says we can't
stand still --must raovp. Well, for us,
we move steadily against the Blair bill,
and we will have to see the situation a
litte different before, we can ask that a
y school tax be increased. If the white
tax payer did not have to carry the
k colored man and brother" in this
A T a
matter, it would straighten the kinks
put of this knotty question in less than
a jiffy. As it is, his own race receives
but about one-half of the. benefft fleriv
ed from the taxes paid. That is equiv
alent to -paying double now. An in
crease would not arouse enthusiasm on
the rigjit side of the question just now.
. Some people think-that this u free edu
cational steed" Will fly the track and
play havoc one of these days if the
rider does not keep a very cool head
and steady nerve,
mi . . .
ine government directors of. the
yuion racmc railroad, in their annual
reporr, say mat the interests of the
IJnited States demand early action by
Congress to secure the pavment bv
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mis company or its indebtedness to
government. They indorse the (Outh-
waite) bill, which wis . pending when
kCk lout fnei J' 1 .
T "eigiww iiujourneu. it re
gains to be seen whether the million
nir l,itl,i- mill I,.. .
r j v 'eessiui in again
defeating this much needed legislation
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,.g.ra. lvepresentat i v e
tluth wiute proposes to re-introduce the
same bill as soon as Coaaress meets
and to Age. his utmost endeavor to push
it tnrongh the Ifonse. There if little
oubt of its lieing passed by the House,
but the danger lies in the Senate,
viucii nas always been inclined, for
obvious reasons, tp the extrrmely lei -ient
in its dealings wjth the, Pacific
Gov. Arthur 4. Thomas of Utah in
his report to the Secretary of the (n--ytrior
in speaking of he people in his
territory sajs-They have acccepted
the doetrine of polygamy and will prob
ably adhere tq U as long as they lhe
and it is but a veVv noqr tribute to their
honesty to say they have abandoned
it." He gives the relative strength of
fhe two parties in Utah as follows:
Hurmons, 14,493: Gentiles, T,0tX).
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I it is said gave" satisfaction.
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marry .jonn Jacoo Asrsf
Of conree folM goes with his njonev
A ?! festerment," with the ttsual ac
companiment of pistoif and raafori, re
suiting wounding of two ifi-?
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leans, tooK place in Uiioarrus councy
Surveyors ntt$ at work locating and
surveying the Aberdeen and Alber
murle railroad from Candor to Troy,
and our Montgomery county friends
are to be congratulated.
John Means, of Cabarrus Co., a Con
federate soldier, a member of General
Rufus Harringer's cavalry, committed
suicide Sunday morning by shooting
himself in the head, aged about 00
The annexation of Canada with the
United States is rapidly gaining ground
in that country. The chief organ of
the government in Quebec in an edito
rial leans very strongly towards annex
signing the proclamation which admit
ted them into the sisterhood of the
union. They have both adopted prohi
bition. It is not very often that one half of
the exhibitors at a fair or exhibition
are satisfied but the Paris Exposition
is an exception. Out of 55,000 ex
hibitors 33,000 were- awarded pre
miums. The Police Commissioner of Ioqdon
has refused the only Barnum the priv
ilege of making a street parade in that
city. It will be a wonder if Barnum
does not try to buy him for exhibition
A boy at Asheville cleaning away
saw dust and trash from under a circu
lar saw in motion, raised up and struck
his head against the saw. Though not
instantly killed, it is thought he is fa
A Philadelphia clothier who opened
rooms in Charleston, S. C, recently,
and solicited orders for suits to be made
by measure in Wanamakcr's house, re
ceived iio orders, and after a five days
trial, pulled up stakes and left.
The Indians occupying the Wind
River reservation in Wyoming Terri
tory are reported as being in very des
titute circumstances, and it is believed
that many will die of starvation before
Spring if aid is not sent them.
Chas. Clark, once a millionair "in
New York lost his fortune speculating
in Chicago. He hired himself out as
a bartender, for a while, but finally
committed suicide, and his body was
sent for burial to the nauners ceme-
The Norfolk & Western Railroad
Company have borrowed $45,010,000
ou a mortgage on their proper for ithe
purpose of providing means to double-
truck portions of the line and to build
extensions in Ohio
and North aro-
he cotton oil trust is about to be
converted into r.n ordinary corporation
with a cf.pitaJ of $31,000,000. This is
to be done for the purpose of placing
it beyond the reach of any legislation
which may be had in tins future
A pitched battle between highbind-
ersind Chinamen occurred in San
Francisco last week. A great many
suois were exchanged, but owing to
poor marksmanship no one was hqrt
until the police made their appearance
ana used their clubs.
America is not the only country
V Ve n f.l DllUd .e. 1 ' 1 A
..rn7 ami cuu oeneiaveu. A case
lific .not- J - - - e 1ti .
.-..- jno. ucu ut-ciueu hi roianu over
the ownership of a piece of land that
has been on the docket for 400 vears.
The suit was instituted before Colum
bus discovered America,
yevecmnua Jilt IU 1 U lsU'HUO 11 grOWS
brighter nnd brighter, day by day! as
riuiv,i.,,r, j i
seen m contrast with that of Harrison's
No wonder that he is repeatedly spoken
of for re-election. The people know
when they have a good thing better by
the loss than by the possession of it.
The Chilian government has paid
162,000 to American railroad contract
ors for the purpose of paying the pas
sages from Europe of the mechanics
and artisans they wish to bring out.
Why do American contractors send to
Europe for artisans? We would lite
n Qhio widow named liowler, it if1L Kxptioiig by touching a tele
stated by northern papers, is about ! graphic button in connection with the
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and formallv opened the Montgomery
W & . -
gtem at the Exposition building and
starting the machinery.
Tee Davie Timet and otfer papers
sjeak of the lynchers of Berrier as
among the best citizens of Davidson
county. After reading of the horrible
and barbarous proceedure of the crowd
on bat occasion, we are constrained to
ask for deliverance from ever meeting
one of our sister county's worst citizens.
Three boys, aged eleven, nine and
four years respectively, have been ar
rested at South Qrange N. J., and im
prisoned for incendiarism. The evir
dence is very strong to the effect that
they have set fire to a number of busi
ness houses in that place during the
last two months causing an enormous
amount of loss.
It is said that the letter published in
the northern papers last week to ti e
effect that Blaine was a littje k off his
nut" when he wrote the letter declin
ing to allow his name to be used before
the Republican convention in 1888, is
merely the preliminary before begin
ning a canvass for the presidential
nomination in 1892.
L. P. Prince, the Governor of New
Mexico, makes a strong showing in
bis annual report to the Secretary of
the Interior, in favor of the admission
of that Territory as a state. It is ex
pected that the democrats in Congress
will make a determined fight during
the coming session for the admission
of New Mexico and fdaho.
Win. Bo wen, of Kentucky, was mar
ried last Thursday at Fleniingsburg,
Ky., to Mi?s Maggie Kyne. Bowen
was known as the barefooted color
bearer of the Confederate forces and
never had a shoe on his foot until he
had killed a Yankee in the late war,
with his color staff, and appropriated
his shots to his own use.
Ten cases of typhoid fever have oc
curred in Yale College since the 20th
of September and the students are al
most at the point of leaving, although
it is claimed by the professors that the
sanitary condition is good and that all
orme cases tnus tar were contracted
by the students before thev came their,
and that it is only now showing itself.
We nev cr hear of such enrcs of ab
ject poverty in our Southern land as
sometimes occur in the Northern
cities. A dispatch comes from New
York, that city of millionaires, of a
woman whose husband being sick in
one of the hospitals, went crazy with
hunger and tried to kill her children and
mother. She was taken to Belvue
The brigs Alice and Romance, with
some of the Navassa rioters on board.
were intercepted last Friday by United
States cutters Ewing and Morrill, and
were taken in tow to Baltimore, where
ninety-two negroes were arrested and
placed in jail, either as participants or
witnesses of the riot at Navassa, where
several of the bosses were murdered in
The President has appointed Thurs
day, November 28th, as a day of
thanksgiving and prayer, and recom
mends that the people of the country
shall on that day cease, from their cares
and labors and shall assemble at their
respective places of worship and give
thanks to God, who has prospered us
on our way and made our paths the
paths of peace.
The Wilmington Star proposes some
thing like a permanent exposition in
this State representing its mineral
wealth, &c, and thinks it would not
necessarily be expensive to have such
an establishment at some central point
in the State. The suggestion is a good
one; and as the State has already a
large variety of minerals in her muse
um at Raleigh, there would nrt he
much additional expense to make it
equal the views of the Star. The
Museum, as it now stand, is ona of
the most interesting places in the city
of Raleigh, comprising not only mir.T
era! specimens from all portions of the
State, bnt specimens of its woods suit
able for all the purposes for which
wood is employe?!. Nor does it end
with these and its great variety of
building and ornamental stones and
gems, but includes many other subjects
of great interest to arrest the attention
of visitors. It would pay an untravel
ed citizen of the State to spend one or
raorefdays in Raleigh for no other pur-
pose than to visit the Museum and
study its various subjects
Office in vv
"Biggin Wilson was in AsoeVilfet
one dy last Week with a bear follow
ing his heels. Tom is a noted charac
ter and is known, by nearly every one
who visits the Black fountains. He
is now sixty-six years old with haud
some brown eyes and thick curly white
hair: has never used tobacco of whisky
ami is one pf the mpst; noted hunters
and guides in ftuueomb n.n4 Yancey
The Baptist Educational and Mis
sionary Convention of North Carolina,
at Gary bury, Oct. 22-29, have pub
lished resolutions passed by that body
in which the present system of emigrar
tion of the negro race is condemned as
having no reference to the welfare of
the negro, but wholly managed by
agents who care for nothing except
the fee they are to receive on each ne
gro sent out.
It seems very much as if either one
j or both of the Hatfield and McCoy fac
tions, in West Virginia, would he ex
terminated. In a fight between them
last Tl ur, lay night, six of the Hat
fields were killed or desperately wound
ed, and two of the McCoys were killed
and four others wounded so badly that
they were captured and the next morn
ing at sunrise were tied to trees and
A call has been made for a conven
tion of u Afro-Americans" to be held
at Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday,
January 15th, 1890, for the purpose of
of organizing an Afro-American party.
The call states that the object is to
successfully combat the denial of our
constitutional and inherent rights so
generally denied or abridged through
out the republic" in other words they
want office or boodle and will get left
event i me.
The Southern Express Company,
last Saturday had a sale of undelivered
packages hi Winston which the 7Vw
Citfi Daily denounces as a most glar
ing swindle. According to the Daily,
the packages had been opened and
every thing of value taken out. It fur
ther states that the people who at
tended the sale awoke to the fact,
after the sale, that it was the best sold
trash, and the worst sold people that
Winston had ever seen.
It tcr.M lr.rd 45 days to make up a
jury in the Cronin (Chicago) case.
There is a weak place in the law when
it costs so much to do so little. The
lawyers made the laws and they are
best able to run I hem for all they are
worth to them. A man who believes
in the solemnity of an oath, and that
h Cvin render a just verdict on the
evidence present to his mind, ought
to be good enough to serve r.s a juror
in any case where no ties of relation
ship may unconciouslv exert undue
Mrs. Bender and her daughter, Kate,
were arrested in Michigan a few days
ago and taken to Kansas. The women
arrested are two of a family of the
most notorious criminals the West has
ever produced. They lived in the
southeastern part of Kansas, early in
the seventies, where they kept a hos
tlery and murdered every traveler that
came along who they thought had any
money. Their house was fixed up with
trap doors over the cellar, and every
device they could think of for whole
sale butchery. When' the detection
came they fled, and have eluded the
officers for sixteen vears.
A committee of negro preachers
called on Mr. Harrison last week and
endeavored to get him to commit him
self to the absurd scheme, proposed bv
by the recent convention of neirro
Baptists held at Indianapolis, of asking
Congress to appropriate 30,000,000 to
aid the negroes of the South migrat
ing to the west. The same committee
afterwards called on the Attorney Gen
eral and presented a long string of al
leged political outrages at the South.
From all that can be learned they did
not. receive much conciliation from
either of the gentlemen visited. They
only got some indefinite and diplomatic
How much better it would be and
what a good effect it would have if all
our judges would pattern after Judge
Meares, who, during the last court in
Mecklenburg county was presented
with a petition, signed by 125 citizens,
asking that a fine of $3.00, which he had
imposed on a young man, for sedncti n,
be remitted, said: "Public sentiment
has nothing to do with this matter.
If I thought I had a duty to perforin I
would do it if every man in the State
of North C irolina differed with ni3. 1
think one of the most pitiable sights on
God s green earth is a jndgs that can
influenced bv public sentiment
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mi must pay $300.
(Frpp our regular currcFpor. dent.)
VASHINTO!f, Nov. 4, 18S9.
Civil Service Commissioner Thomp
son's friends indignantly deny the
statement charging him with having
assisted in collecting campaign contri
butions fo)r the Democratic National
committee in 1888 from the ch?rks in
the Treasury department while he was
Assistant Secretary of that Depart
ment. Jdr. Yanmttn who was chief
clerk of tfie Treasury at the time,
makes the following statement which
is corroborated ly a number of other
officials, some of them republicans.
'During the incumbency of Mr.
Thompson as Assistant Secretary of
the Treasury I was the Chief Clerk
and Superintendent . of the Treasury
building, and charged with the en
enforcement of all orders. I remember
distinctly during the campaign of mv
'88 one of my snbbordipates, without
knowledge, had collected or received
from the employes some seventy-five
dollars and informed me of it, and
wished to turn the money over to, me
to be forwarded to the democratic
committee. I declined to receive it,
and at once reported the fact to Assis
tant Secretary Thompson, who dis
tinctly and emphatically told me that
such act was illegal and must not be
permitted in the department, and di
rected me to send for this subordinate
and order him to return the money to
the persons from whom he had re
ceived it, upon pain of dismissal
(which I did and the money was so
returned), and further to stop all of
that kind of work in the Treasury de
partment' This silly charge was brought against
Mr. Thompson by republicans because
he has taken steps to prosecute mem
bers of the Virginia republican club
of this city for collecting monev from
Government employes for the Mahone
Ex-Secretary Bayard will be married
in this city next Thursday, to Miss
Clymer. This marriage has been re
ported as abon; to take place at least a
half dozen times during the last year.
This announcement is official, as your
correspondent has one of the few cards
Mr. Harrison is understood to have
sat down somewhat heavily on Secre
lary Noble in regard to the dismissal of
those employes of the Pension office
whose pensions were related by the
late Commissioner Tanner. The
Secretary wanted to dismiss them all.
but the President has given him orders
that none are dismissed unless it can
be fi shown that thev are gniltv of
having violated the law. The only
one of them dismissed po far is a demo
crat, and it is only fair to Mr. Harri
son co say tliat he was removed befoi
the matter was brought to the Pi
ueut s attention
The Postmaster General has backed
down from the dictatorial postmaster
position he assumed towards 'the tele
graph companies hGn:e months ago.
and hits set the rates to be paid by
the Government for official telegraph
much higher than the price he then
named. The rates are about the mine
as those charged everyone by the B. &
0. telegraph company when it was
swallowed by the Western Union mo-
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f" e, uiuiu is a u ,,,r!'r m :n
The Savannah (Ga.T people are
making a move against the buying and
selling of parlor matches in that city.
The movement is prompted by the
careless use of matches there, which
has caused heavy Josses of cotton and
other property. Matches dropped on
the wharves and platforms are ignited
and set on fire cotton bales,
soon burst out Into a fearful
Resolutions of Love and Respect.
At a meeting of King's Daughters held
at the home of Miss Josephine Baker
Monday, Nov. oth, the following resolu
tions of love and respect were adopted
for the loss of our lovely member, Min
nie Krider McCubbins, whom an all-wise
God, in his providence has removed from
the work on earth to the work above :
Resolved, That our sympathy be ex
tended to the bereaved family ; that a
page in our roll book be devoted to her
memory ; that we each feel her loss, and
will try to emulate her virtues; and that
in ner removal our circle has lost
bright and lovely jewel.
in Christian love lor the world, and
resignation to God's will, we are,
Ella Brown, Pres.
Josephine Baker, V. P.
Annie Marsh, Sec. ! Committee.
Cotton and Grain Market.
Reported by BOY DEN k QTIXN.
Country Produce Merket.
Reported by D. R. JULIAN i CO
Peas 1 .00
Flour cnty 2.00 ( 2.50
Bacon hams .12
" sides .11
" shoulders .10
Potatoes irsh 50 fi,
" " sweet 50
Chickens 12J .25
Molasses country .3ft
fe. Campbell & Coiciil
Have occupied the office over Mr. Wi'
liams Brown's stove store, wheie thev
may be found at all hours, day and niuht
unless professionally engaged
J. R. CAMPBELL,' X. D
J. B. COUXCILL, If. D
Oct. 22, 1S89. 4m
The name of every man in
Western North Carolina who
ha? timber land, improved ant!
unimproved, farm lands, town
lots and properties for sale. We
must have bottom prices, full,
clear and correct descriptions.
Persons wishing to buy, sell
or rent properties will find it to
their interest to write to or
call on A
McCUBBINS & REISNER,
seal e;tats AGENTS,
SALISBURY, N. C.
SALE OF LAND !
By virtue of a decree of the Superior
Court of Rowan county, in the case of E.
T. Goodman and others, against JSHie
Ki! pat rick and another, 1 will Fell on the
premises in Rowan county, on the 3d day
of December, 18SH, the following real
estate to wit : Adjoining the lands of
Louisa Jamison, J. P. Kenerly, J. R. Mc
Corkle, W. B. McLean and others, con
taining 107 acres, known as the Rayraer
place. This land is iu a good neighbor
hood, desirably located, and within a
few hundred yards of Prospect Church.
Terms One-third easily and the bal
ance in six months, with Interest from
day of sale at the rate of eight per cent,
per annum. Title retained till all the
purchase money is paid. Bond aud ap
proved securitv required.
K. T. GOODMAN,
Nov. 1, 18S9. Commissioner.
D. R. Julian, who
to write an advor
Watch it and sec
is too busy
what he will have to sav to you
Valuable Mining Lands.
Pursuant to a decree of the Superior
Cou of Rowan county, had and obtained
in the special proceeding, entitled U. J.
Holmes and E. Mauney against Holmes
W. Iieid and others, the undersigned
will sell at the Court House door in the
town of Salisbury, at public auction, to
the highest bidder, on Monday, the ISth
day of November, 188!), the following lauds:
IOiue tract situate in Rowan countv on
. the waters of Royal Creek, adjoining
the lands of Charles L. Earnhardt, Wil
liam Kirk and others, containing 160
acres, known as part of the "Linn
Tract," and lying a mile and one-half
east of Gold Hill,
A tract of land situate in Rowan
county, one and one-half miles north
east of Gold Hill, containing 2J6 acres
known as the "Ruin pic Old -Field Tract ,"
and lying on the course of the vein of the
"1 1 Hill
vium inn mines.
Another tract known as the "Stock
ton Tract," adioinimr the lands nfthn
(wold Hill Mining- Company, the Union
Mining Company and others, containing
34. acres,-lying iu the town of Gold Hill,
ivu illl CUUIll V.
One tract situate in Cabarrus countv
known as the " Trout man f rriof "
adjoining the lands or the Union Mining
Company, E. Mauney aud others, con
taining 215 acres, and one mile south
east of Gold Hill.
5 Also another tract, known as the
. "Coffin Engine Lot," situate in the
town ot t.old Hill, containing 21 acres,
except the minerol interest below fifteen
6 Another lot ofland, being Let So. 18
. in the plan of the town of Gold Hill
Rowan county, except the mineral inter
est below fifteen feet, containing less
than one acre.
7 two lots, being No. lQand 19 in the
plan of the town of Gold Hill, Rowan
county, in what is known 'js the '.'Ten
acre lot." except the mineral interest be
low fifteen feet. 1 4
These are believed to be valuable min
mg lands, gold having been found in laro-e
quantities on the "Troutman Tract "
and ,n considerable quantities on the
ruiktU TnMt?' and the "Rumple
OW-Pield Tract." The TrootoSn
1 ract has been worked for gold and
not leas than fifty thousand dollars of
gold has been taken from this mine
Terms of Sale .One-third cash, bal
ance in twelvemonths, deferred payment
to draw interest nt six per cent
a 'k w Commissioner.
alhury, X. C, Oct, 11,1889.
4 CAR LOADS
Of Bagging 4 Ties m
SGIXG TRUST' H
AT PRICK 8 THAT Will
SAVE YOU MOP TfS!
100 OVER AXy7th11
THE ESPECIAL ATTEXTIOV 'J
IS CALLED TO Tills
buv all kinds
highest cash jnn
COTTON ! COTTON!!
We are in the market for
all the cotton raised
in this and adjoining
before you sell
your cotton. We are
at the (op on prices for
WE WILL PAY HIGH
EST CASH PRICES
FOR ALL SEED
TO THIS MARKET.
PLOWS AND HARROWS!
flSTWe have some superior
nhilWl Plmvs whip i we Villi
sell to the farmers at iiet.co
Call and examine them. TW
Hillside riow is a beauty s4
does its work wen. mr wum
every fanner needs.
I UUUUI LU
HACKS IP CARTS.
III O K - VI - "
excelled in the jtate.
i ii nnnnini nTTTI unturil
IH8 MCUUHMIlr Ittt mm
Is pronounced by
used it to Ik.' the ioi
ARE NOW IX cv AT PRlgj
V' M tJ 1 1 IV II VI " '
"Notional " Pure (iroiin
and German- Kan it.
We are always at the
our different lines.