J. L RAMSEY, Editor and Proprietci
Ajhb.vof five "
Clubs of tciii'br more
1 TKUMS STIUCTLV CASIlr
"X&ten-d as seconU-l;ws m ill a Salisburj XC.
J:r7 jrrr:..-. ... .ri. '-- -'-
TJ tUR S DA Y , 31 A I IC 1 1 , lS'Jl.
' ;Thi mark after your name shows
jthatyour subscription lias expired mid
is an invitation to renew.
JXhe Commissioners Eleetsd.x
.The caucus to. nominate railroiu
'coram tssioncrs- wa-s held at Raleigh
(tlemen were put in nomination. Three j
.ballots were cast. 3fri K. C. IWung
'jfield, of Wake, received 7- votes o:i th
second ballot. Sixtr-eilit were ncc-
- ssnrv for a choice.- Mai. J. W. Wil-
j - - - .
Bori'and Thos.' W. Mason were elected
oil the thirrf ballot. - ;
Mr. E. C. BeddiniiHid is a farmer.
CTte hfis U'ehl ser retarv of the -State
Alliance for more than a ypar, .which
position he tilled in an-excel lent man
ner, .i -
aj. J J Y. Wilson ha:s Ion's been
. . jJentified'with railroad interests. lie
. surveyed and suoerin tended tlio con-
struction of the W. X. 0. road through
, the mountains. His home is at Mor
Mr. Mason is a lawvep.- I jfe is frond
' Nnrtlianmton couiiiv. He is s.ud to
: We trust that these entJemeu will
treat 'the neople and t ha railroads
fairly, and no doubt they will.
' TiiIe-whole. civilized-world is shock
d at the-arrest of a IJraziliau mulatto
- who has" been living on" limiian Pash,
but in what manner is this ignorant
1 lenraved man. who ate human beings
tie had no other way of sati-
jfyjng hrs' hunger, any worse than the
too isands ot eilucute-.l, .wealthy, and in
many caes personally refined employ
en hi this coiui try who willfully., and
and intentionally take advantage of
, . the necessities of their employes to
'grind their v:ips down to the lowest
possible point that will keep soul and
body together? Both tlje cannibal
and the grinding employer are living
n -human fleh, the ignorant one de
v'curing it'outiiht and the intelligent
one wearing it out for his benefit, and
of the two which is the greater sinner r
"Can there be a doubt? Yo think not.
f. There's a screw loose soraewhere.
While a national organization of wo
. hien, holding a session in Washington,
were tejjing the world' about the great
capacity p'osessed py woifie i for busi
ness and prof essinnul jife, the "United
States Senates dec iding that the
board of lady ihanngfTs of the World's
. 'Fair was merely an ornamental appen
dage of the exposition.
- - 'The friends of frec3 silver coinage
afe-not likely to bubble over with en-
r "thiiiasm on account of ex-Gov.
J I Iters being called to the heath of the
Tfensury department, but they can
console themselves bv thinkin; how
wnch woie it would have been -for
'them ! had t lit? .President selected a sin
gle standard go!d n an for the position.
We wish to express our thanks to
the wide-awake, A lliancemen vof l)av-1
idson county. At their meeting last
Friday they endorsed and adopted the
."Vatcumax as It he organ for p.ividsoir
county and for the 7th congression-
jul -district. ; We nrc profoundly gratt-
fnl, nnd trust that the paper can b of
, same Service to them.
G.KRMANYjhas a , I'a'nners' Alliance
- that is growing almost as powerful' in
tliat country as its American .'prototype
lias already lccmeiii 1 -the llnitoil
States. Cguut-VohAtltke and Prince
"Hismarkiwtbfwhonivre said to be
p'ractical farmrs, h; announced
' : theirallegtunce to the Farmers' Alli
- ;an6.-'' "
Deatu has again called .upon Con
gress. Senator Wilson, of Maryland,
-was the distinguished victim this time.
If the death rate of the 'present Con
- 'gress is to continue in future Congress
es, insurance agents will class policies
on Congressmen's lives a r'exr.i haz
: An-d o the sjiver question is to fig
; nre in the n. xt campaign. AlTrigliV
s i W it; let the friends nntLenemies of
j iree coinage stand up and lc counted,
J and then let the will f)f the majority
. ' oeyed, nt thwarteil, whatever the
-onsf(i:cnces miy In.
' Arkansas -Jcgishitore r-ccms-
m-m- u. ritiiiujiiiij; me aL manners
"of !o fvi leoishtt n re. uLiar-
0- vitv ugly wor.U ami
i jt.:i: 5 w iu.inf very !.r)jcrnn
''ll''?, mid so. they ho::M !c ovr rv where
An xtra Be on-The Subsidy Ship-plngm-Cther
rorrp?ponlcncc of the Watchman.
Washington, March 2, lSOli Will
theie be an extm session? Although
onlv two legislative days remain of the
present session, no man can answer
that question with eerUinty. Of
course-the general opinion is that there
will , be no extra session but unless
measures they are anxious to pass or
discover some way of shutting off the
democratic opposition, thereto, sill of the
appropriation on bills will not gei
t.irougu-in time 10 prevent .ui huh
session. iny own uupiirtuu luui
theie will be iij extra session, but that
some verv careless arid immature le-
Liiliition will be turned but during the
last fortv-eight hours of1 the session,
and as a greater part of it ? will be cu
regular appropriation bilh it will
impossible far the President to veto
any of them without making it nec
cpjrv to an extra scsion, and it is not
probable that any-of it will be suf-
ticcjitiv important to justuy mar..
'"The'twosubsidy shipping bills, one
granting a storage subsidy to all
American vessels engaged in forign
trade and an other authorizing the post-
master-General to contract with steam
ships for carrying our mails to foreign
countries, which passd the Senate last
sumnk-r and w hie U have been theSuli-
ject-of a great deul of contention in
the House at this session, nave been
disposeftot by if he house. - The first
bill is the score of considerable, disap
point ment to the administration, which
urged its passage on the ground of bene
fit of reciprocity. Nevertheless it was
defeated by-J republican votes,, just a
the bill that was passed owes its suc
cess to democratic votes. ' " " ,
TheiSenate lias agreed to the House
.tmehdlment to Direct tax biil,T which is
jjow-fji Mr. Harrison Vhands, and re
publiclins says that he has agreed to
The bill pensioning the - widow of
admirable Porter at $2 500 per aiihum
is also in the presidents hands, having
passed- both Houses without opposi
Mr. Harrison has provided for two
of the eminent republican ex-'s Sen
ator Blair, has been nominated, and
uiianimosly confirmed by the Senate,
to be mjnistrated to China and Repre
sentative AndtTrson has heen noniinatrd
to be consul General to Egypt, but
owing to .the ( various opposition pt
Senator Ingalls, who is his bitterenemy
and who is also unfriendly towards the
President, he has not beer, confirmed,
although the impression, is that Ik
Several days ao when ex-Senator
Mahone, w lip, is a ver' tricky individual.
came out m a gushing .newspaper in
terview endorsing Senator Gorman for
the de m'oc r a tic . P res i d e u t i a 1 n o n i i n a
tion,i rumor was current here that
Mahone was about to flop over into flip
democartic party, but such was not the
case. He was only up to one of hi
lobbying tricks; he wanted all of Gor
man, and he took that method of ob-j
taining it and lie succeeded." Mahone
"has a piece of ground in this cijy that
he is anxiohs'to sell the. government
for 250,000 to be used as a site for a
new government printing office, and
having failed to get the comimtte ap
pointed to select a site to report in hi
favor, he began working, as the nexi
best thing,' and to prevent any site be
ing purchased by this Congress. He
had Senator Cameron with him from
the start they have been a good many
things together and Senator Butler,
who always dances when Cameron
pulls the string, was made tci get up
in the Senate and and deliver the black
guard, personal and "abusive speech,
'whiclr he will probably live to regret,
in favor of a- resolution, offered by
Gorman to potpone action until next
December, it'solution was sidopted.
'ihere is-much indignatiorrin the labor
oriraniz itions. at the deception; the
were promised to build a new printing
office in place of the unsafe and un
healthy rattle trap now used, and the
threaten-Vengeanee. Cameron dosen't
care for ttietn, he has just been elected
to a new term; and in Butlers state
South Carolina they don't count for
much, but Gorman will find that he
has added a new force to thost existing
that wjll oppose his re-election to tht
finite, ami the Maryland Farm el's Alliance-has.
already demonstrated that
he will not have a walk over, -j
There is much rivalry between the
members of the two parties -in Con
gress hsio which sh tlf -bo .most atten
tive to Senator-elect" Kv le, of South
Dakota, who is hery looking - over the
Another death in the Fifty-first
Congress. 'Senator Hearst passed
quietly away bat urday night.
Judging t frohi the recent, street
scriranaage at Columbus, Ohio, editors
are almost as dangerous to mSnkev
rith as the gun thai yon know isn't
1 jaded, but there is room for improve
ment in their markmanship. .
-Another. meeting of railroad presi
dents is to be held in New York in a
ffsw- days. It is said to befor the pur
pose of perfecting a combination of
rates adopted recently.
A modern miracle the saving, of
four men who had been entombed'iu- a
coal mine at Jeanesville, Pennsylyahia,
nmeteen-das, without food or water.
Ihe noble army of kexsM hadn't
b?cn heard from on the new Secretary
o! the Treasury. ''" ' - -
, AVf. trust that the. Columbus idea of
settling editorial disputes will not Je
come general. .' ' . ''
ilinicrr IXews Gathere 1 in Tkis and
rrtcms aii.t .irticlc for this department arc
earnestlr foiiciicu. j
An Eleven Pound ftugget of Gold.
The Uwharrie river section of Mont
gomery eouutyjs fast; coming to the front
a? a gold-producer. In a strip of country
extending not more ! than ten miles in
length and two mil(esin width, with the
Uwharrie river running through the cen
tre, not less than $o0,)00 has been taken
out in the last fifteenlinonths, by the na
tives, with only the'erudest kind of wash
ing machinery, such us tlie hand rocker
and pan. I y
The latest and largest find was made h
last week on the Martha Hall place, ou
Bunnell Mountain being an 11 pound nug
get, found by Mr Nelson Russell. A great
many 6ne nuggets have been found in
tke creeks and hollows, but none ap
proaching this, the next in size weighing
between four and five pounds.
We confidently expect in the near fu
ture, as soon as new and improved meth
ods arc introduced, to see this section
rated as the gold-producer of the United
States. , -
There is a wonderful- specimen of co
rundum on exhibition jnAsheville. It
is the product of one: of 'the mines of the
Western North Carolina Corundum Com
pany! This specimen weighs 100 pounds,
is a sapphire and juby of wonderful
eolor, and the, largest) and finest lump of
pure corrundum in he world yet dis
covered. Its chief use commercially is
as an abrasive, audi fjr this purpose it
ranks next to the diamond, reducing
powder all substances in nature save the
prince of gems. This specimen will be
placed on exhibition at the World's Fair
at Chicago, where the various uses of
corundum will bo illustrated and ex
-King's Mountain is the centre of a dis
trict rich in ore of iron, manganese and
gold. For several years mining engineers
and chemists in the employ of Pennsyl
vania capitalists have been prospecting
that region, making their headquarters
at King's Mpimtain; where they had a
well-equipped laboratory. It is now an
nounced that extensive developments
are about to be made. These include the
erection of a 100-ton furnace, steel plant
and "manganese works, and the establish
ment of several textile and other indus
tries. Virginia, New York and Penn
sylvania capitalists are said to have
formed a syndicate for these purposes.
Wc understand that the granite quar
ries in Rowan and Iredell will be work
ed on an extensive scale this season
The quality is very fine.
. I The lninciTil wealth of Davidson coun
ty is unsurpassed by any county in this
section, either in quantity or quality.
Hut proper steps have not been taken to
A reportrfrom Charters Towns, Quecn-
lant-, states that a 26-ounce nuajrt was
found the other day at a place called Black
Londoners are asked to buy shares in
'"La. Velera," of Mexico, which is claimed
to be the richest silver mine on the En
Geologists have proved that the dia
mond mines of South Africa are situated
in vents or, chimneys varying from
seventy to 15,000 feet in diameter.
A Swedish engineer has inventod a ma
chine for making horse-shoe nails out of
iron rods. It makes 140 strokes per
minute, oarh stroke producing two nail?.
With the rfresent improved means of
riinrng and millings many of the old
abandoned mines Of California are being
re-worked, and most profitably to the
Rich strata of nickel and chrome have
been discovered in Silesia. Ilerr Krupp
has offered a milliotmnd half marks for
the property, but the owners refused to
A pottery company, with a capital of
$-.00 00. of which SGo 000 has ben paid
up, has been organized iu Stockton, Cab,
to work clay from the deposits in Calavas
county near Valley Spring. ;
The scarcity of carbons or black dia
monds for drilling purposes retards
working in the Michigan mines. The
price of carbons is higher and it may be
that product is controlled by a black dia
mond "trust. "
Bradford McGregor, jfcho mechanical
expert of Cincinnati, has succeeded, after
numerous experiments, in uniting' al-
.o-minum with glass, ,and he. claims to, be
he first who hns don so and that the
united - substances will prove a subtitute
for plantinum, which costs $3.20 a pound.
The production of pig in the United
States last year is estimated at about 9,
050.000 tones gross, which is approxi
mately one-third of all that was produced
i i that time on the tace of the globe, and
probably exceeds the current production
of GreatvBritin for the first time in his
tory.. , :
Iti is reported that a French and En
giisn syndicate has purchpsed the lagest
of the well-luiow.n sul ph.it e of soda lakes,
located near Chimney Rock. The lake
is crrcular and about 240 acres in extent.
This deposit which is very large, is par
ticularly valuable from the fact of its
proximity to a railroad.
The London Statist has placed the an
nual product of silver in the world at
130,000,000 ounces; and presents the fol
lowing estimate of average annual conr
sumption: Used in art for Europeans
and other coinages, 20.000,000 ounces;
taken from India, 50,000,000 ounces; taken
from China, Japan and East. 30,000,000
ounces; purchased by the United States,
30,000,000 ounces.! -
The Civil Service Commission seems
to have few friends in Congress, but
its enemies'lack; the pimnl courage to
vote it out of e.tiistruce. " " ' . ' '
i Actios of Davidson County Alliance.
WnEKEAS, we Wlieve that the conn
iy orliers nre jretting too much pay
ior the service rcnden-nl. Now, there
fore Hesolred, By Ihe members rf Gravel
Hill Alliance, No. G91 of Davidson
county, that the fees of Clerk of Supe
rior Court, ll'gistwr of Deeds and Coun
ty Treasurer lie reduced oie-hdf.
firsohed. That we are in favor of
baying u tax collector to collect the
taxes intead of the Sheriff; and that
the office be let out to the lowest bid
der by the County Commissioners, each
bid to be accompanied by good and
sn the lent bonds.
D. K. Myers, )
J. H. Kooxtz, Com.
J. V. Walser. j
Adopted Jan. 24th, 1891.
The a'xne was passed by Davidson
County Alliance on Feb. 27th, with
the following amendment attached:
That the abova take effect at the be-
ning of the next term in each
KLUTTZ'S DRUG STORE
Fresh G arucn Seeds at
Clover and Grass Seeds at
the lowest prices at Enniss' Drug
KE AD THIS!
-13e sure and call for a bottle
of .3 Cures. It lias never failed
to cure Dyspepsia, Indigestion,
and Sick Headache. I can give
you first-class references in Sal
isbury to prove its merits. For
sale bv s
Every person who owes me will
pleass come forward at once and pay
their accounts. I will have to place
my accounts in the hands of a collec
tor (unwillingly) if not settled in the
next SO days. It is impossible, to
carry on business all credit.
J. H. ENNISS.
On January 1st,
1 89 1 , we will "move
into our new store
opposite! our old
stand, where we
want to meet all
the good people of
Rowan Co. We
will give you more
goods for the same
monfey than aver
D. R. Julian & Co.
The name of -every .man in
Western North Carolina who
has timber land, improved and
unimproved,, farm lands, town
lots and properties for sale. q
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 i
McCDBBINS & REISNER,
SALTSr.URY, X. C.
JOHN A. RAMSAY,
OIVIIi 323jMO-I2ff E33XL-
Attends to Railroad Construction, Surreyf,
and Mapping of ReaT Estate, Estimates ot
Water Powers, Plans-for the Erection of Mill.
Dwellings, ic; and attends to the purchase of
all kinds of Machinery, Building Materials. &c
fel'2 tf &
Dr. R. L. RamsaY
V SURGEON DENTIST,
Smithdeal's Row, Office, No. 1,
OFFICE HOUgS FROM 9 TO 5.
SALISBURY, N. C.
T.. I. Vinson, South Main Street, fot- j-our
shaving and hair-cutting:. First-class work
men and sharp razors at all times. Hair-dressing
and shampooing a specialty. Will wait on
ladies aud children at their homes. Give me
a call. febl.2, tf.
I hereby announce that P. P. Meroney
is my authorized agent for collecting and
receipting all bills due me. AH accounts
unsettled and not adjusted in the next
sixty days will be reduced to judgment.
Respect fu 1 1 v,
J. B. COUNCILL, M. D.
Feb. 24. 1891. 17:tt
We hereby announce that Mr. P
P. Meronev is an authorized s'gent for
collecting and receipting all bills dm
the late firm of Whitehead & Tran-
tham. All accounts unsettled and
not adjusted in the. next sixty days
will be reduced to judgment.
.1. WHITEHEAD. M. D.
H.T. TKANTHAM, M. D.
Notice to Gators,
Having" qnabh 'd as administrator
with Ihe will annex'd, of the estate of
Juhn It. Weddington, deceased. I
-hereby give notice to all persons hav
ing claims against the said decedent,
to exhibit the same to nn? on or before
the 3th day of February 18U2. All
persons indebted to said estate are
requested to settle without further
no; ice. s
lioirr. L. WkddingtoS',
Adiu'r C. T. A. of John IL
Feb. 5. 1S91. ,
Notice to Creditors.
Having qualified as Administrator on
the estate of A. M. Trexler, deceased,
all persons having claims sigainst said
estate are hereby notified to present the
same? to the undersigned for payment
on or before the 24th day of January
1892 or this notice will be plead in
bar of their recovery, . -
All persons indebted to said estate
are requested to make prompt pay
ments. This the 231 of Jan. 1801,
1. M. TiiEXLEit, AMmr.
Notice to Creditors.
Having qualified as administrator of
Henry Peeler deceased, I hereby give
notice to all persons, having claims
against the estate of decedent to pre
sent tin? same to me, on if not beforp
the 5th day of Feb. 1892. All per
sons indebted are requested to make
payment without further notice.
Alfred L. Peeler,
AdmV. of Henry Peeler, -deceased.
Feb, 5, 181)1.
AlLperfonsJ)aving claims npainst tlie estate
of Oeorjre Iiame. defeased, are hereby notified
to present tliem to me for payment on or before
the '.'Oth day of February, 1802, or this notice
will be plead in bar ot their recovery. All
persons indebted to said estate will please
mane lmmeuiaie settlement.
J. A. BAME,
Executor of George Rame.
Lee S. Overman, Att'y. 17:fJt
Having qualifiedfas Executor of the estate of
Hannah Mckenzie, colored, deceased, all per
sons having claims against her estate are
hereby notified to present them to me on or
before the 19th day of February, 18D2. or this
notice w ill be plead in bar of their recovery.
All'persons indebted to said estate will please
make immediate settlement.
J. H. McKEXZfE, Executor.
Feb. 10,. 1801. Ct
; Tlie Bkcl Koiiiiicty Jack,
Will stand this season at thestab!e of
J. O. Houston.
For terms r.nd Peiligree apply to
J. Onimiston, Bear Poplar, N. C, or
J. Ambrose Stewart, Miranda.
v -18:2m ' - '"
Firs! national Bant
R, J. HOUIIS, j- President.
I, H. FOUST, - - - Cashier.
Capital. $50,000. .
Surplus and Profits, $35,000.
General Bankingbusiness trans
acted. Deposits solicited. ;
Sjllstoy, 11 C
J. ALLEN BROWN, Ag't for W, N. C.
C '- ',; r . ....
MY STOCK OF
IS FULL AT
I will start North in a few clavs for the purpose of inntii;;
large additions to mv stock df Dr?ss Goods. AValelrthis. p;u:.s
It: will be to your advantage to do so. - . f-
' Truly, .
Main' Street. Knox's old Sfand.
11 I'M-B C
WE ARE PLEASINGr THEM ALL
Will all find just wjiat you.
or 'birthday gift. -' - -
IN WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWEL KY,
Our low prices make these
VILL LAST S?
A LIFE TIME.
Warranted 25 Years 1
NOT HALF th COST of
half through the back at
points eiposed to wear
as shown by cut,
THEM PUTED ENTIRE.
Guaranteed to contain
more silver and are more
durable than any plated
or LICHT eterling Silver
HAOK ONLY BV T
Ti3 Ees & lvaki drer Co.
We invite you all and
to our best ability.
AVe arc stiil at our old aii i
on7Main street, Avhere we IUV(
a select stock of .Watches, Chv ,
Spectacles, and all -kinds of fij,.,
Jewelry on hand at' the . bnV(,t
prices, ' - - -
Watcli repairing a-spoeialtv
f-All work gurantwd 1 2 nionth
Si mple7 Durable. Prints iV,:.,
clear Metal Type, does the work (,.f
a $100 Machine; Perfect Ali--;
mont Prints-rjnnitnlfs: 7 rl
ters, Figures and Character.s ;
infill. - Price complete, $1:,
Agents and canvassers, wanted
Apply to . 1 ; : -
'-: f airest Prices,
arc' looking for to. make a holi -;
beautiful goods all bargainV.
riii 0.1,1 f.nr Hi.
-ware; ivo never before have 1 -:
.such a mamoth stock of thi-1:
,And we call vour si;ci;il fit
tion to our line of silver -spoons
and forks. ,
K verybody i s del igl itnl v- --j
our holiday disnlav'. Vuu vv
to see it. '
r ; " . NEW r .
PLENTY OF YAH I K'fV-ATTRACTION"-
will be dad tocrvc y
W, H. Beisner & Bro.