f L OCAL.
THURSDAY, DEC.. 19, 1SS9.
Iftcsubscriptian rates of The Carolina
fzl, n.iv in advance, - - - - $1.50.
V,vinrnt delayed ;i months -
" ; Kim lino li o 1 lfn?i 0 vrwl
r?aJe on the streets this week.
ystentine Mauney, Esq., one of Stanly
untN-'a best citizens, was here yesterday.
Tlje annual country ball will be given
It the Jmes 0,1 Friday night the
The -pointers arc putting the finishing
toucli n Dr. Trantham's new resi
A couple ofsticufts on the street Wed
gdar Result, contributions to the
aky treasury. . .
Tberewillbe services at St. Mary's
t Kundav evening at 3 o'clock bv
!! v y
Kev. 15. S. McKenzie.
Mr. M. li- Howell died here last Sun-
A..f morjuiur. His remains Were sent to
Alei marie for burial.
Mr. Isaac M. Taylor, assistant physi
cian at the Morganton Insane Asylum,
tfii here- Wednesday,
Mr- James Hodirin and little soil, of
Winston, are visiting her parents, Mr
and Mas. P. P. Mcrouey.
Mr .and Mrs. C. L. Welch have return
d from their bridal tripandarestopping
li preteut at the bt. James.
Five cardoada of emigrant negpo fain
ilu niiwi throiiirh Sadishurv last Kri
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ilav on their way to the Southwest. Vet
; ilv the O. P. 4do move."
r Rev. Mr. Byjrd left Tuesday morning
for his new charge at Fayettevllle. The
best wishes of a host of friends and ad
mirers in Salisbury go with him.
Lee S. Overman, Es., i.s in Raleigh
this week attending the regular meeting
of the Board of Directors of the Pcnitcn-
tiary, of w hich he is an honored member.
Rev. T. W. Gutherie, the new pastor,
preached at the Methodist church Sun
day morning, and Rev. Mr. Byrd, the re
tiring pastor, preached his "farewell''
sermon at night.
There will be cummunion meeting at
Salem E v. L, church, Rowan county, X.
C, the 5th Sunday iii December. Preach
ing also on Saturday at 1 1 by, by Rev. C.
k'f. Fisher, of Mt. Pleasant. 1 .
Rusher and Rendlcman's Club expires
with the present-year. Those of them
whitjh wish to renewor any wishing to
join it, ;jtre requested to report to either
A. Wj Rusher or J. L. Rendleman.
f There wiiHte a regular communication
of Fulton !.o( jc NoUi) A". t & A. M. on
Friday ni" lit December 20tli. - Election
si - : :
'I of officers: and work in M. M. degrees,
a full attendance is desired. Visitors
Vhat might have proved a disastrous
fire was discovered last Monday niiiht
uboiit midnight in the cxpresH office.
Some allies had been placedlina wooden
' recfitaela in the house which took fire
but was hapily discovered before damage
Mr, Rolit, Kenncdyjlied very suddenly
of appoplexy, in Wilmington, Friday
morning last, just after rising from the
breakfast table. Mr. Kennedy was a
primer, and wotkcu in mis oince several
years during the fifties. He lived in
Wilmington after leaving this place.
Rev. J. J. Renn was made a Presiding
Elder 'by the last Conference, and put in
charge of the Salisbury District. The
District parsonage being located in Salis
bury, he will make this his home. Rev.
Mr Renn is well and favorably known
here,-having served the Methodist con
gregation in 1S7S, 1 '79 and '80 three
Excavation is going on and pipes be
ing laid to extend the ga& mains to
Brooklyn and other points in, -town
vhieh are now in the dark. The propo
sition by the gas -company to extend the
mains was made to the town commissioners-several
months ago but owing to
other matters it was not considered
util Jatdy, when it was accepted.
Quite an exciting runaway fook place
yesterday morning. A team hitched to
i"oijftsttre on Fisher street and ran
Main, up Main to Innis and out Inn is
ta&L A remarkable fact in relation to
K Was that jiio public square was filled
tte'time with wagons and horses but
W" runaway passed through the erowd
thout touching a thing.
We wouhl like to call the attention of
.faring men and all others Who have
a"y3,fo,r a steam pump to the adver
Wl;ofhe. Cameron Steam Pomp
"Mnyon the fourth page of his paper.
These pumps have a wide reputation for
simplicity, durability arrd efiiciency
and ;trc adanted to all nurnoses where
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PWd ptnan .i 'needed. Senrl to their
rths lor catalogue and estimates
y ;e . rattle Tycoon" was played at flic
J house here Tuesday and" Wedncs-
TJtmgnts to fun houses.
The cast was
of home talent, and
uum. .-.-i isniirv hna ifrtml
j .. .j f-,"'
iinmtcurs ond we wonder that
on t do tbMt
"Oil . . "
ne p lay -was;gi ven for t-he benefit1
ItlH. Y M f A ' I .1
-m . i . a. - In tins connection wc
Till ...J.i . , . .
"" mat the manager of the
hows nt Hickory has invited the
2Bytoviii bat place and nive a
J2ttM-H.vi about Uie loth of
wlii, h ifaitatiou has been ac-
The mill stone quarry in Rowan has'
een under test for more than fifty!
years, and orders are still coining in I
a metimes tfty
listant cmtnth-s itl our own State Mr I
, yfiin HfLiun u tin mim i
J. T. Wyatt who is workina the old Enoeh
Philips quarrv. shinned a nir f J
Thursday, to Bladen county. We have
samples of the stone in our cabinet of
minerals which mav be mt K I
fhoae interested on the subject
It affords us pleasure to ackiwwledire
the payment of a number of claims due
this office during the past eieht or ten
days, and hope that there , arc many
others who will remember thcir obliga
tions to hs between now and the close of
the year: The subscription year of many
of the patrons of the Watchman expires
January 1st, and it will oblkre us if a
general renewal shall be made about
that time. -Quite a numbernf new nnma
have been added to our list within the
last tvo weeks, and we trust there are
others who may enroll for 1S90.
Persons having anything of real value
which they wish tt selt at a fair price.
always desire that the public shall know
of it. Persons haying good things of any
kind to sell, cannot make it known to
the public wkhout advertising them.
This may be done in several Vays: by
handbills sent to every house in reach,
or by employing ai boy to go around-with
Ull 1 . . ' - I
u vcu uuu nonce, or. py a notice in a
newspaper. Thdfatter mode is probably
the best. But in any case, only a few
leading articles mentioned is better than
to lump a whole store. Some few seas
onable articles With a d ascription of their
excellence, is better than to say that
John Smith has a house full of goods
come and see them. Everybody knows
John Smith is a merchant, aud that there
are twenty others in the same line of bus
iness. Rut every body does not know
that Job ) Smith has good fresh Norfolk
oysters fresh mince meats of superior
quality for Christ man, &c. &e.
An Oli Gun.
Mr. Jacob Mcsimer, living near China
Grove, has an old rifle gun made by
Henry Primer, a gunsmith, w ho manu
factured gnus in this country before 1819.
Mr. Mesimrr prizes the gun very highly,
and snys he can knock squirrels out of
the tallest trees in our woods yet al
ways shooting them in the head. The
gun has been in use oyer seventy years.
Breaking ths Town Ordinances.
It has got to be quite a serious thing
to break the town ord inances of Salis
bury. There have been several case's
against the b y. f-n"shooting fire crackers
in the last ton days, and a number have
been fined smnjl sums, but as they have
persisted in keeping it up our mayor
yesterday made an example of Walter
O'Xoil by fining him $30 and costs. This
ought to be a warning to the boys and
probably vU be.
It is customary for the Watchm jv to
issue only a half-sheet during the Christ
mas holidays ami that custom will bo
followed next Thursday.
Ii is also customary for the carrier boy
who carries around the town papers to
carry around a Christmas address on
Christmas morning that custom will also
be carried out.
It is also customary of those" having
their paper delivered to them, to give
the earl ier boy a quarter, or more if they
wish and Lloyd expresses the desire that
this custom will also be fully carried out
in this instance.
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The Publie Roads.
We have before us a very interesting
article of considerable length describing
the macadamized public roads of Essex
county, New Jersey how they are
made, w hat they cost, who pays for them
and of what advantage they are to those
who make and use them. If our people
of Salisbury and Rowan county were in
a condition to entertain the subject of
improving the public highways ini a per
manent manner; if they were financially
able to do so, or thought themselves
ready for such a work, the article refer
red to would be of practical value to
them, as affording the very information
they would desire before entering upon
it, and wc would publish it entire for
their benefit. But are they willing to
First rate macadamized roads of 60
feet width, cost in towns and citicc, in
cluding cobble gutters and curbing, $10,
000 per mile. But it is found that $2,500
per mile will cover the costs of very good
roads in the country not exceeding 18
feet in width, provided stone of suitable
quality can be cheaply obtained, The
stone usually found on farms is too soft
except for first or bottom layer; for fin
ishing, crushed trap roe?k is the best, or
such granite as we hayc in this country.
But it is of little use to talk on the sub
iect as intimated above, and so wc drop
We publish below a letter to Mr. D. R.
Julian from a iit tic deaf and dumb boy
at Raleigh, the son of R. A. McLaughlin,
of Harts P. O., this county. The report
spoken of gives him an average of 94 in
eight studies out of a possible 100.
Raleigh, N. C, Dec. G, 1SS9.
Dear .Mr. Julian: lam a smart boy.
I seinl you my report. You are my
friend. You are kind. Father wrote me
that you would send me something nice
for Christmas. I am eight years old.
Do you think'iny report is good? Miss
Marshall is my teacher. She has eighteen
pupib. Nine are loys and nincafe girls.
1 have a cat at home. I have a mule.
I have aTtlog. I love my mule, dog and
cat. I have been in school thirteen
niontns. uoou oyc. l our nine menu.
Dr. R. k. Gregory, a leading physician
; of Greensboro, died there Monday after a
very brief illness. His age was about GO
Busy as Bees.
SOME OF OUR SOLID BUSINESS MEN.
arC wideawake, solid business
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uerc s no better time to answer this ;
ngbl now when every!
ZZ his best
uc '-ores ami lnarKets are crowu
i v tt nil v i i iirwi innminir imr t-i nun
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In the first place, no town in our State
can boast of a more genial, wide-awake
and prosperous set of traders than can
Salisbury. Our streets are continually
crowded with teams and pedestrians.
The radius of trade extends to an aston
ishing distance, and a canvass of the
crowd would reveal delegates from many
The merchants of a towu aro known to
the outside world chiefly through the
columns of the local newspaper. Through
its columns they make known their
goods and prices and iuvite patron
age. When a man advertises extensively
aud constantly, it's the best evidence in
the world that he is making money and
enjoying a good business. His advertis
ing brings in good returns and encour
ages mm to launch out still more. If
you do not let folks know that you have
goods, they cannot be expected to flock
in and purchase. Tho shrewd business
man advertises in his local paper, and as
a consequence has a " house full " of ous
tomers, while he who does not advertise
sits about the stove and wonders why
trade is so dull.
Now, suppose you look through tho
columns of the Watchman and see just
who the business men of Salisbury ure.
Where shall we commence? Well, we
will take the most extensive advertiser
first, and pop into tho dry goods empo
O. B. VAN WYCK,
where we will find a big line of dress
goods, dry goods, carpets, cloaks, wraps,
jackets, &c., &c, &c. Mr. Van Wyck
buys strictly for cash and of course can
give his customers better bargains than
those merchants who buy on time and
have interest on their outstanding bills
to pay. It seems perfectly natural that
with his prices a big trade from the towu
and county should fall to share, which is
certainly the case. He is proverbially
good naturcd and good humored and
scarcely ever lets a person leave his store
without offering them such interesting
bargains that they are forced to buy.
BOYDEN & QVINN
is a busy, prosperou firm on Innis street.
They arc not so much on the sell as on
the buy, antl always fix the price on cot
ton and grain for Salisbury; they are
recognized by many of the largest cotton
manufacturers of this country as among
the best experts on cotton in tho whole
South, and as a consequence very little
of the cottou they buy leavesthis coun
try. Wc said above that they were more
on the buy than on the sell, but they will
sell you any of the best and finest brands
of commercial fertilizers (they only han
dle what they know is good) at a less
price than you can get it anywhere else ;
they also can furnish you with an ele
gaut carriage or buggy at a price that
places it within the means of almost any
one to buy.
Next we come to the popular young
M. 8. 1JROWN,
who keeps a large and elegant stock of
clothing and gents furnishing oods.
Mr. Brown hasheGn wonderfully success
ful in building up a large trade, his de
partments being twice their usual size
this season. His motto has been "lib
eral dealing, good value and low prices
are the factors which make a great busi
ness." He acts on this motto, and his
liberal dealings, good values and low
prices hare been the means of his making
a great business.
A veritable Santa Clans headquarters
is what the store of
W. H. It EISNER & BRO.
is often called. This establishment
started out on a very small scale, but by
strict attention to the wants of the peo
ple coupled with fair living prices and
honest work, it has become one of the
leading ones of Salisbury. Mr. Reisner
has been constantly devising means for
extending his busiuess and has been
gradually increasing his stock until now
it could not possibly be piled into the
quarters he occupied only three years
ago. Ilia stock consists of watches,
clocks, jewelry, fine cutlery and every
thing that goes to make up a first class
jeweller'sestablisbmcnt. Mr. Reisner has
ii wide reputation as an engraver, and
has turned out some work that is excep
The old established house of
R. J. HOLMES,
on Main street, is still stocked with a
choice lino of groceries, provisions, dry
goods, &c, aud still holds the patronage
which it has won. Mr. Holmes keeps
the best of everything, but only keeps it
by ordering, as his sales arc large. This
house is one of the most substantial in
Salisbury, and is so well known that it is
foolish for us to try and s:y rriuch about '
it. Mr. Holmes has a good patronage,!
and will undoubtedly keep it, . j
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The s.gn of the big gold boot is m front
of the store of
who keeps a large stock of boots, shoes,
hats and umbrellas. Mr. Schultz has at0111' served last J hursday evening.
, t , , - , t-i a hemlved. That we most cordially ten
good trade in his line, besides dom a ,Ia. ,l' i. . .i i i- i
. der our thanks to the young ladies who
wholesale business to the smaller stores so gratefully dispensed the hospitalities
around in the country. lie always keens of the evening. Also to the good people
both the flner and coarser grades of boots of the city who generously contributed
nd shoes, ojid can always suit the most ! IS liberall-v Patronized, the enter
fastidious in quality, tit and price. Don't j Ueolred, That these resolutions be pub
forget the sign of the big gold boot when lished in the Salisbury Herald, and the
you want to be suited. other city papers lie requested to copy.
. r Joiix A. Ramsay, )
Among the country people pei Imps the V. n. Reisner, ; Committee,
most popular store in Salisbury is lhat of W. 11. SmooT, "" j
D. R. JULIAN & CO.,
j who keep.-; a large stock of groceries, pro
visions, dry goods and everything that a
person needs in everyday life. Dave has
the Acuity of " gittin' thar every
lime, and when he docs "git thar." he
stays. When a customer once goes tof
! W.. 1 . r 1 I. : . . :
c linn- uiwujs lounu uis prices on some
things a little lower than anywhere else,
and the country people who bring their
produce to tow n to sell generally find
that he will pay them a little more for it
than any other merchants. This store is
doing a big business in their line, and
although they have been too busy for
several weeks to write a new advertise
ment, they keep their space in the paper
to prevent rival merchants from occupy
P. H. THOMPSON & CO.
should not be left out when we are talk
iug of enterprising business men of Salis
bury, as they show their enterprise by
a standing advertisement in their local
paper. They are turning out excellent
work at their factory and shipping large
orders to other States. They do their
work in a workmanship manner and use
the best of material. Had they made the
" wonderful one-boss shay," it probably
would have lasted one hundred years
longer, especially if it had been ironed
with iron from the hardware'; establish
D. A. ATWELL, ''
who keeps the best of everything in his
line, consisting of farming implements of
every kind, plows, axes, nails, glass,
paints and everything fhat can be found
iu an extensive hardware establishment
Mr. At well, as well as his clerks, are al
waj's willing to give any advice they can
in reference to their Hue of business, aud
parties going there are always treated in
such a manner that they never go any
where else fqr hardware.
We have many other prosperous busi
ness men, but space forbids that we
should speak in this article of any but
those who have shown by their standing
advertisements, year in and year out,
that they are doing a prosperous busiuess,
and that one of the great factors to their
success is advertising.
An Oration to he Delivered.
When Maj. John W. Daniel, of Virginia,
pronounced his oration upon Gen. Robert
E. Lee, we give it as our opinion that it
was the most splendid production we
ever read from a southern pen, and one
A. -! ! A 1 A 1
oi me nooiesi, aim most eloquent ever
delivered in America. We have had no
occasion whatever to change our opinion
He makes fine, imposing, masterly ad
dresses, always, ills King's Mountain
and Washington orations are certainly
admirable, but far below his great ora
tion on Lee. Virginia is fortunate in
having such a sneaker. It, is very agree
able to us to know that at the request of
tho Virginia Legislature he is to deliver
an oration on the character and public
services ot ex-rresiuent Jenerson Davis
It will be delivered in Richmond. The
Time a says :
"The subject of his coming oration
will furnish the senator with an equally
ample field for intellectual display. The
two orations will, no doubt, largely com
plement each other, the life of Mr. Davis
being chiefly important on account of its
civic triumphs just as the life of Gen. Lee
is principally celebrated for its military
It will be a memorable event when
Virginia's greatest living orator shall
discuss the most conspicuous aud engag
ing figure in southern political history.
It would be very gratifying to us to hear
the gifted Virginian portray in letters of
living light the noblest personality since
Washington, with the one exception
of Cicn. Jvce, wtio is the most attrac
live, the most kuightlv, the most perfect
character in the world's history so far as
wc have any knowledge, unless we go to
the Scriptures of Inspiration for the ex
ception, i hank God that he has given
to the South such grand, such exalted
such great men to illustrate and adorn
ner picturesque and rich annals as
Washington, Madison,. Calhoun, Robert
L. Lee, stonewall Jackson, and Jefferson
Davis. No such men were ever born
north of Washington, and we doubt if
such will ever be born there. These men
were great in character, great in life
great in all that makes men noble and
supreme and worthy of an heroic people's
homage. M iltnington Mcxxenger.
The Farmers' Assemhly, which met in
Richmond, Va., last week, passed a res
olution requesting the Legislature to pass
a dog law, wlucn might be called a local
option dog law. The law they suggest
authorizes each county hy n vote of the
the people, if it should deem it advisable,
to impose a tax on dogs with a view to
raising a fund to indemnify owners of
sheep for depredations hy dogs, &nd pro
vides that any surplus over and above
what may be necessary for this purpose
shall go to the credit of the school fund of
the county. Wit. Star.
Country Produce Market,
Reported by D. R. JULIAN k CO.
Flour cntv 2
Potatoes irsli 00 .G5
' swet 4-i .50
Chickens 12 (a) .25
Molasses country .30
Rooms of the Salisbury Y. M. C. A., )
Salisbury N. C, J)ec. 10, '89. j
At a meeting of the Salisbury' Y. M. C.
A., in their hall on the 10th inst., the
undersigned were appointed a committee
to prepare resolutions, Ac, and reported
the following :
ficsolced, That the members of .this As-
illti."' do most gratefully thank the
committee, Mrs. Cashing, Mrs. W. A.
c Jallimoi-o. Mrs finrnm Mrs. .Wnh
Horah, Mrs. E. B. Neave, Mrs. Parker,
Mrs. Schults and Mrs. R. L. Shaver for
the elegant and siuuiduous supper that
! they so carefully prepared and so gener
it o u uo mm
sold at greatly reduced
prices. Never have you
seen goods at such low
prices as at our store
this week. Too many
goods and mild weather
MONEY MAKES THE MARE GO,
We propose to make the glorious ani
mal go pretty lively all this
Liihi-f Biikt Overcoats,
Charlottesville Kersey Overcoats,
Bloe Cheviot Overcoats.
Our departments are twice
Ltheir usual siEe this season, over
shadowing everything of their
kind in this city, and surpass
ing air their former achieve
ments. And why do they grow
o rapidly f Large buiinefp ie
the reiult of the power to buy
right and the will to sell right,
or, as you may say, liberal deal
ing, good value and low prices
are the factors which make a
Our stock ranges from the
Cheapest to the Finest, which
must be sold without delav.
We recognizo that in order to
do so we must make concessions
in prices. We have marked
Compare our goods and prices
with others, and you will buy
M. & BK0WN.
FOR 15 DAYS ONLY !
My Millinery must be sold
leaves for the North then to post
Cloaks, Wraps and Jackets
'."'"50 dozen Shirtsie'ft at New York cost.,. Yw can luy,asijt
from roe at 50 cent? and if 1,25 worth $ 1.00"ana'f2:5tj. " r '
I wiil close out 100 dozen Ladies', Misses' and Childeitf
Hose far below what they can be bought for North or South
Now's your time.
We have a great many handsome and useful things suited
for Xmas presents. Don't fail to give me a look lefore buying.
Remember I don't keep shoddy Racket Store goods, and as to my
saying I was going to leave here in Spring and selling out at
cost, &c, I meant it, but there's such a fascination and such
great attractions in Salisbury, it would break my heart to leave
the dear old town.
And as to Bro. Stoner's hits at me, I will only say I am
sorry ho did not succeed here and it should be a warning to him
to keep good goods hereafter, and not in pose on the public with
Racket Store goods. Everybody trades with Van Wyck. f
Wishing you all, but especially my customers, a most de
lightful Xmas, I am yours striving day and night to please,
0. K. VAN WYCK.
W. H. REISNER & BRO
Wc arc receiving new goods daily, and
now have for your inspection the finest line of
Wafohes. Clocks, Jewelry, Silverware, Rings and
Novelties ever on tnis marKci. w e nave every
thing complete. Our work department is the
best equipped in the State, and are now prepar
ed to turn out work at short notice, and in a
i 1M : A.
iitAf man lkP iiimmimm'
Appreciating past favors shown the old firm,
wo respectfully ask a continuance of your patron-
age to the new firm. We are, truly youre,
W. H. REISNER & BRO.
N. B. The change of the firm name neces
sitates the closing of the old books, and I would
respectfully ask all who arc indebted te me to
call and settle the same.
W. H. REISNER.
Cotton and Ga n Market.
Reported by BOY PEN k QCISX
Strict good middling,
awX THE WATCHMAN
in two weeks as my milliner
up on the latest Spring styjeeu;
at New York cost.'
Having 'qualified as Executor of the
last will and testament of Duncan A.
MncRae. dee'd, I hereby give notice to all
persons having claims against the estate
of said decedent, to exhibit them -to me
on, if not before, the 29th day of Novem
November 27, 1889.
J. 8. SPENCER, Executor,
of Duncan A. MacRae.
Craikk & Clement, AU'ys.