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sutoni irrioN. katks.
One year In iufvaivce
"Six mOHtbs r " ' 'f
-ClnlMoffivcl - .
Clubs of fea fr ioro
UmterrA to second-class mill ai Salisbury. N..C.
iDAY, APKIIj Itf, 18U1.,
TciiMAN hd forty per pent.
'on tJiM ami atft jxqer
Th tUj nifr rk after vou r name sho w&
that your si
jsctiplioii has expired and
is aii invitation to renew.
- Th!e oad Question
passed through another
the road question is still
Many suggestions have
I eix actetl ftponYand still the roads get
r worse. During the past winter inter
course has Leon almost entirely cut off
between ne ghhorhoods by mi passable
Tjogs called roads.
' '.' Almost eVery week somebody jumps
up and says "work' them by taxation.-"
jThe friends of.this idea generally argue
that if mureand better work was put
pn them they would be better. ' IT you
spend a million dollars on the roadi ol
any county in North Carolina every
year in the way proposed the roads
-will be no better; . This Jias been
demonstrated time and again by diteh-
1 'inir and throwing up the dirt in the
This will not do. The nure
tills kind the worse the road.
A roof ever the road has been suj-
ested.! ''hii plan is better than
toothing, hiit costly and would not be
permanent The only solution is to
put rock o j. Make a little good road
te very year J and this will last as long as
Ve need roads; This is expensive, but
is the-chea'pesj and best in the long run.
' We will take Rowan county, for in
stance, '..his county is divided into
'thirteen townships. Part of the
ic tuuty is andy and there the roads
afe fairly good. The red clay section
is fearfully bad fur mud. It is esti
mated that a good macadamized road
can be built fbr about 3,000 per mile.
Suppose we make a mile and a half or
of good roads every year
Spend .$1000 iri eaclr township annu
ally. This will make one-eighth of a
mile of road.
' .Rowan ;ounty has several thousand
dollars in her .treasury . at this time.
The taxes' would be but aMittle higher.
This work would be slow, but sure.
On-eighti ot a mile in eaclr township
would, sou ti make a great change. Of
worst places in the roads
would, be niacadaiuized first. The fe-
sult would be remarkable. It would
completely change the country. Prop
erty of alikiudi would be more vajuabla
" and atl classes of-people would be ben-cfitted.-
jLand owners could -afford to
give, the rock, and durhig August the
teaui cot Id be enloyed in hauling
: it on the roads. Joor men not owning
teams Could work on the ro-ids, and
so the m ney would be paid .back -to
our people ;ind -kept in the county.
.Town people will not have that ad van
; tage unless they own teams, - but the
Value to ibcift would be as great as to
the cour try people and they could
Easily pa r the additional tax.
; Kow, he question is, would it pay
;i the peop e ofthgi or any other county
V to pay a l additional tax of $15,000 or
' f 20,000 per annnm? We assert that
it wouiUj pay. a proht ot from 20 to 40
percent per anuum. . Does anything
' in the county pay that much at pres
ent? !othi'ng.. Then would it not
e wise to make the venture? The
people cf this or any other section ol
North Carol i a a can afford to tax them
' klves 10 a 'liwited extent every year
: aad in the long run realise handsome
: "profits. . .
ThU is the way and the only way lo
t settle the road problem. It' might
lake alp mired years to make all the
public roads good, but it should be
jlmie, and we ought to start the ball
Better Mail Facilities.
We reproduce in this issue a Jon
from the :Jharlotte jOhrikle
forth the need of better mail
Tacilijis for this section.
" There is no doubt about the need of
-' V1' '. pomeof the railway postal cars
-need more clerks. A -good manyi
things are needed. We. understand
utk jnruuifnii ...111 1. t
....... ... .ijoj-vii ui aiong soon
ur purpose-Ai looking mto mat-
, ers with the view of putting the mail
; between here and -Albemarle on th
frain instead of carrying it on horses
backj- The people' all "along th. line
are clamoring for it, and beyond
Vloubtjt his would be a blessing to ti
s rb. contractor, for lie is carrying the
inaii for nothing' and boarding him
" self ' ' ' ' j ; '' '. . r
J liy some hook crook the Watch
s'jiaSJ does not get to Mooresville and
that . road unl I
tle ofBee here
The 'papers go
to Statesyille and spwid twj
days nd theu go down. The papers
for --Mill- Rridge, IJIackmer, Jlarts and
other offices in west Rowanj go out to
China Grove and are thrown off the
vestibule, and if the postmaster con
find out their distinationj (for the
wrappers frequently burst) he seffds
them out. The mail for these offices
and for Mooresville, should go by "the
Star routr, on which the mail leaves
here every Friday morning. There is
plenty of room for improvement.
This is Correct.
The Fanners Mhocatc, of Tarboro,
slarfs out by saying a good many true
things. Among other things it has
TUo Farmers' Alliance is not a proscrtptivc or
ganization by any meaas. Some metfenants ana
othei-s, for Instance, soeak ot lie AllUnce wltn awe
In that respect, but tlielr Ideas a;e; more ranarul
thaareal. 1 -
This is exactly correct.
It is true
that there has been some conflict be
tween farmers and some business men,
but it is wrong to convey the idea that
as a class s we. must fight tiio business
I mpn !Lt a fdjiss. A1K
, l. ' " . t . ,1 i . I
business and professional nieii WhO do
business as it should be lon should'
i i i . . f o., l noirnn-i
have the fendorsenftnt an,? patronage
of our people at all times. I . Any trade
arrangements or wholesale buying that
n . . I , ... ,
the farmers do is perfectly j legitimate.
They have the same right of all other
, if i i l l i
people to self and buy to the mo, ad-
vantage'at all times, l Here l a gooa i
p i.i k ' ..t :
r f a-i i ii ii iii-.i ii n:ir iip n i.iii in hi. i
Sometime we forget our 'duty to our
neighbors and do them wrong. But-it i?
equally true that they sometimes for-!
get and do us wiong in the same way;
or otherwise. It has ever been thus
since the world began.
Representative Mills and Crisp
are clearly in the lead at this time in
the race for the speakership of t he
next House, but it dosent necessarily
follow that either of them will be elec
ted; there are "dark horses" from the
S.mth as well as from other sections.
anyone of which mzy win th prize.
Tuere is a possibility, jnahy think a
strong probability, that a dicker will
be made to give one section of the!
country tlie speaKcrsaip, anotner tne
nomination for president, rnd still
anothervthe nomination for Vice-pres
ident in order to, insure harmony.
Alodern politics is nothing but a series
America has produced1 many indi
viduals, outside of Mornifinism, whose;
mania fr marriage has paused them
to go through that solemn ceremorfyi
oftener than the law or good morals !
sanction, but it has nothing iu thatline
to approach the French woman who
has-been married to fortjr-three men
within six years.
There are serious drawbacks to -the
pleasures of of club life in New York
Vi ' T i . ... -
viiy. uuring an altercation in ene
of the clubs in thatxity the presiding
officer bit off one of the ears of a mem
ber. lie had evidently become im
pressed with the pictorial advertise
ment headed "Ljnd me you r ear."
The story of the bloodthirsty bid
inuian, ueronimo, Having oecome a
Sunday sclwol teacher may be a true
one but he isn't, the kind of u man we
should select to dispense spiritual in
struction to either children or adults.
We 'haver-before us ihe first number
of the Farmers' Advocate, organ of the
Alliance in Edgecombo county, and
issued from Tarboro. Mr. Jas.
B.kL!oyTis owner and editor. It is a
latidsome eight-column paper filled
with gcod mutter. We wish it much
Col. T. M. Holt is making arrage-,
euts to occupy his chair as governor
permanently; He will keep Private
Secretary Telfair and Executive Clerk
Capehart in his employ.
The Allliance orator of Texas, will ad
dress the people of North Carolina as
! "20,21 Dis. Al uce
Statesville, Mon. &. Tues.,
Lenoir, Thu. &, Fri.,
I "234 Dis. Al'ncc
I- " 28
! "20,30 !
; May 1
' M 7
: " 8
Asheville, Vcd. & Thu., '
Marsnan. r ridar.
Speaking will begin promptly at li
All the people are cordially invito tn
attend the lectures of this distinguished
gentleman. All these meetings will 1,a
Publib except the oml Uyr of each
1. - w v v i iv vUUlllV y- i
lanees throughout th' Aitrt ' ittL
whom are expected to be present! V
'CKIdren Cry for Pitcher's Castor&
o'her offices aiong
Monday. It goes in
Notes From Statesville.
AEAt UVE TOWN IT IS A SUDDEN
UEATH TERRELL'S APPOINTMENT,
Cotrtpon ence of the Watchman.
Otlr town was alive yesterday will,
people from various parts of the u -ty
What was the cause? - Why the show,
and all wauled tlie cnildrei to see the
educated horses. Of co"ursb he older
people did not care anything about it su
far as they were concerned. '
One of the Stone Cutters, for (he public
builinr, an Irishman, died suddenly last
g&tturduy night. lTehad been sick, but was
considerably better and was up and about.
rhere wasinothing wrong with jhim at 1
p. in., and at 6 p. m. some one wepf to
his room and found him dealr The ver
dict of the coroner's jury was that he
died perhaps of heart failure.
There is a company of Northern capi
talists here who having invested in ouj
surburbau lands just North of and ad
joining the town, And they have quite a
number of hands at work, laying oil lots
aiicfbpening tip streets. So look out! we
are coming. We had the largest tobacco
sales at our warehouse to-day that we
have-" had for thvseason. The houses
were full, and the weed broight fair
prices. The sellers were pleased, so far
as I could learn.
The first Monday in May our peo
ple will decide at the ballot box,
.lot only who shall be mayor for the next
two j'ears, but Whether or not we vill
have a graded School. Two of our citi
zens have gone to your city, and also to
Charlotte, to ascertain something in re
gard to the conduct of those Schools, and
whether or. not they-are giving satisfac
tion. This writer is iu favor of'cs-
tablishing said schools, for the simple
,.enson that t.hev InVntft 4ind enlisrhteir
Thej "great Texas Alliance orator (Ben
Terrell.) will be here next Monday and
Tue8ffa Evry one OURbt to her him
I understand that he is an interesting and
instructive speaker. We cordially iu vite
every one who can do so, to come out and
near himm Tne pubiic buildiug is going
up now, more rapidly than befere. The
workman are now on the third story ,and
probability is it will be completed
tnis present year.
April 12th 1701.
Jay Ce Te.
A cream of tartar baking powder.
raiiintv ctvn rrl
Latest U. S. Government Food Report.
KLUTTZ'S DRUG STORE
JOHN M. WOMBLE,
RALEIGH, X. C.
Dress Goods Department.
Any lad wishing to buy . a Dress Silk or
Wool and will write pie stating color and
about what price guods they desire, I will mail
samples cueertully. Our Dress Good3 stock is
the most complete in the South.
If you have
samples from any nortliern house send them to
me and I will match them.
JOHN M, WOMBLE.
22:3m M'g'r Dress Goods Dep't.
Please mention the Watchman when jou wrtte.
Firs! Itional Bant
mhi i c.
It. J. HOLMES, - - President
foTvifoi Cjr-n AAn
ct t xwipuyjuyu.
Surplus and Profits, $35,000.
. . , .
Uenerai milKing business trans-
actel. Deposits solicited.
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U 3.j.,. j : i
WI LL NOT HO tpUIlSELF JUSTICE
IF YOU FAj to ske oun
WE KEEP KOTIIf Cf TJfJT THE BEST
GOODS INOUU L1XE. WEDO BUS
I NESSjO N BUS i N ESS. PRINCIPLE?.
IF YOU BUy YOU R GROCERIES.
FIIOM US YOll WlLT GET FULL
VALUE FOU YOUR M OX EY. GOODS
DELIVERED FjREK OF-CHARGE.
WE ARE AGEXrt'S FOR THE CELE
- BR ATE D
Beeriaa: RespiEg & Mswiss MscMne
THIS MACHINE IS GUARANTEED
FIRST CLASS AND WILL , RE SOLD
FOR LESS MONEY TH AN. kNY OTHER
FIRST CLASS MACHINE1 ON THE
MARKE T. CALL AN D ENAM INE.
THANKING! YOU FOR PAST FA
VORS, WE REMAIN,. , ... , .
' u J '1'RULY,
Between Express audi PostofEee.
U. S. DIRECTTAX
PiiiJ on land ja.1867 BcfonJed.
James B. Slason'; H.ttofny-t-law, Chapel
Hill, N. C, will collect tin? tax for 5 cents on
the Dollar. Send your receipt: to him. If lost
write the fact?. j
He can give the best citizens of Chapel Hill
as references. Wm
STOP HJ'JUI'J! '
Stop near corner ot Mala, and Innis streets nnrt
get tlie best Shave or'llalr chit to be found l:i Salis
bury. If you will suave Irt piy shop you will go
a w;y satislico . I am tua old reliable democrat 1c
Salisbury, April 2, IB91.
Lot of fine Jersjpy Jlilk Cows, all young
Also a fine lot 6( I'.eifer and bull calves! from
l(ur weeks to tuo hioutlis oll. Will e.'c!ian'-e
some ibr young steers ani heifers for beeves.
? jJ. M. IiARIttSOX,
?. . " ! ' BrilKe. X. C.
BIDS WANTED !
Sealed bids for the bile! vork and also ror the
woodwork or tor botli together of the actory build
ing ot The Vance Cotton,, .M ills 37x3$ feet); will be
received oy me secretary, Mr. It II. Foust, up to
4 o'clock p. m. of Monday; Aprtl 2oth, at which
time they will bo opened. . Sealed bids for-t reeling
16 tenemeni houses, to Ue oyened at same time, are
desired. s .
flams and speclflcatiois for the facferj' may bo
seen by calling on If r, Fhust atier Aprtl th and '01
the tenement nouses-after tbe i3tlTof Apill.
nj. Mcnnocif, i'ies.,
1 he Vance Cctlton Mil's.
low ForiYour Jewelry
We arc stjill at our old stand
on Main street, where we have
a select stock of Watches, Clocks,
Spectacles, laud all kinds of fine
Jewelry on! hand at the lowest
prices. . , .
Watch repairing a specialty.
All work guranteed 12 months.
J. & H. HOHAH.
DO YOU KHOW THAT
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STOCK OF DIAMONDS
OF AN'V II017SE IX NORTH
CAROLINA! i SELECTTION TACTvAOES
SENT ON A PF ETC AT ION. WE KEEP
NO IMITATION STONES IN
STOCK. ' REFER TO
23:ly ' '
Fresli Garden Seeds at re
Clover and Grass Seeds at
the lowest oriees atEnniss' Dm?
Store. .. :
- . c
Be sure and call for a bottle
of 3 Curcls. It has never failed
to cure BvsDcnisia, Indigestion.
and Sickf Heaclaqhe. Icancive
3Tou firstclass references in Sal
isbury tof prove its merits. For
sale by j f
I MPOkTANT NOTICE
Every jperson who owes me will
please eonfe forward at once and pav
their accolintS. ; I i will have to place
my accounts m the hands of a coilec-
tor (unwillingly) if not settled in the
next 30 Ways- It is impossible to
carry on business all credit.
J, ll ENNISS.
Plain and Fajicy Groceries
CHARIiOTTE, N. C.
4(XX) yds white gooifs. at
40(X) yds Victoria Lawn at
WW) yds white goods at Si:
4000 yds white goods at ' 'm 10c.
0;r New York House cut the price
on 83 cases of those away down to the
half, way line And asked us to do likewise
and force those out Ht about half price.
Now we have about 200 pieces of reg
ular goods worth from 12 to 40 cents
and if we get-cost for these we shall
oe content. Wo don't slaughter good.r
quite so great as this white goods
slaughter often for. the reason wecan't
afford to. We have done our best buy
ing but can't buy as cheap as these
often, but when we do why all things
bend to fit the bargain xnd go out at
This is the greatest offering of White
Goods ever made in Charlotte, embrac
ing altogether 23,000 yards,
SurLtner is almost here and this
great offering is timely for all the bet
ter grades of goods ur stock is com-
j-pletc. lull line of crgandies in all
the grades of whit goods oiir stoek
is complete. Full line of organdies in
all the grades from 5 to 30. Samples
sent on application.
Ntxt week we offer full lines of
the great of Ball and Kabo Corsets of
which we made recent large purchase.
We are proposing to make a great run
on these celebrated goods. See our
special Corset Advertisement.
The wonderful increase in sales in
our Clothing Department shows how
this magnificent stock is appreciated
at the cost of handling. Our clothing
stock of $23,000 is too much -any way.
Wei find if we do unloadat cost we can
fill all the space with othergoods we are
I)o.uglass' shos at Douglass1 prices
to the trade, and they are good sellers
at that. These shoes are in all styles
ind ail nnmbenvmade tor this spring s
trade and for his ladies' $2.50 shoe we
get j2.00, and his mens 83.00 we get
S2.&0. Now we cnll this mercantile
success. We make our profit and sell
as low as our neighbors can buy.
W. J. & E. M. DAVIS.
Look at This !
We are now receiving the
largest and best assorted stock
we have ever carried.
liead a, few of our prices:
Pant goods, 10c. per yard.
Brogan Shoes, $ 1 .00.
Dress Goods from Sc. to $1.(0
Men's Shoes fronv $3.00 to
A full linu of men's and boys
The cheapest line of Groceries
If you wish to save mopey.
do not buy until you get our
prices. 4 ' "
We mean business.
D. R. JULIAN & CO.
Do You Bead?
THE Wir.SON ADVANCE Is an old established
paper enj.iylng Use conndecce of Its patron?. It Is
bright, 8prl;,'luly and clean. It contains every
week a letter from mil Nye, Bill Arp, and selections
trom ihe writings ot Artrmus M'ard. Price fl So
in advance. Address,
CLAUDIOL'S F. WILSON,
Wilson, N. C.
Office: DURHAM, N. C. :
Factokies : DURfl AM, N. C, and RICHMOND, VA.
This is a Home Company, manufacturing Fertilizers expressly for
jthc Farmers. Every pourjd of goods guaranteed the Highest Grade.
Best Materials. Farmers will always get value received when buying
goods with these brands on them. , Don't buy any goods until you ex
amine carefully what they are offering, and then get Their prices. Ex
clusive manufacturers for the North Carolina Farmers' Alliance
v The following is a list of tlieir brands : North Carolina Farmers'
Aiuanco umciai euano, Uurliam Uull with Peruvian Guano, Durham
Bull Ammoniated Guano, Peruvian Substitute Guano, Great Cotton and
Corn Grower Brand. ik - .
Mt. Tabor, N. C., July 21, 1891.
Mr. W. H. Worth,
Dear Friend and Brother: I see
your request to business agents' who
got the "Alliance Guano" to report
how the persons liked it, and how it
acted on our soil. I have seen- or
heard from all, and thty say they have
never used better, and . wish it next
season if they can get it.
J. Soust lius. Ag t No. 180. ,
Wcollon's PalsnS Wire Tcbacso Ilangcrs
1 CAN BE USED IN ANY BARN.
Wires ire movable. Tobacco canbe properly Spaced on Stick and Balked
Down on the Wires when enred. Simplest, Cheapest and best fa the Market.
PKICES, wben Can
lOO Stick Complete (7 Wires
1,000 Wires (No SUtkc)
lOO Sticks Complete..
1,000 Wires (No Sticks)
Euketi. uer Mozen.
T sample Stick and Wire for S Cents.
Treatise on Tobacco Culture and Curing FREE. -I
TOBACCO HANGER MTG CO., Houston, Halifax Co.rVa.
J. A. JOHNSTON. T. L. ELLIOTT
JOHNSTON & ELLIOTT,
CHARLOTTE, 17. C.
People; of Salisbury and vicinity wanting monuments should
correspond with us. Estimates furnished gratis.
. REISNER i BRO,
' SALISBURY, N. C.
Beside each other trim and flat
Two pail's of spectacles have a -chat,
Talking away as spectacles can,
And, as T heard it, thus it ran.
Quoth the silvor pair with big round
To the golden pair made modern-wiso,
4Let a haye a talk ere the good folks
And chat till old Salisbury opens her
Apparently the gold pair-nodded assent,
And tvifh- !irmi filrbnhn nftAnf ii-m lif
While the silver pair his kerchief drewTN?
And then his nose most vigorously blew.
Then wiping a tear from his lrig round
lie began by telling of days gone by,
When youthful vigor tirst left hl eye,
And to see distinctly he vainly tried.
When ttt last my gofwl master smight
R-eisuer Bros, jind then I was bought
From tlieir stock complete and very
With examination free no extra
They told him I was the finest rlicv
To suit my father, not more than a lad.
Then folding my ainu laid me gently
And told him (o wear mostly on cloudy
These many years my master has had
Faithful service, never bad,
While with ypur mistress side by p-ide
Many happy hours we helped pr. vide.
Wll do I remember a sorrow of tin
past " -
When master brought you here to stay.
And thinking me no earthly use, lie
me aside-did lay,
Thus perhaps to canker and decay.
TESTI M OjSTIA.IjS
Dj J. L Coleman, of Hurdle s Mills,
writes: The Farmers' Alliance Official
Guano has' given general satisfaction
in this locality, and, we rejoice that
this much of our-tffort in securin" a
goo guano has been fraught with
business agent of Dutch
viUe Al hance says: The "Alliance
buauo has given entire sati.sfactioii.il
Accompanies me oraerz
Granite and Marble Works '
At -wholesale and retail. Own
ers of the celebrated
in Iredell, county. Agents for Iron
Fences, Ejnals, Crestings, &c.
Well for me now, by-Reisners said,'
Or off my shoulders would have wont
my head. -Told
my master to try me for seeing
Quite certain, the- said, I'd last -many
From- that" day to this no sorrow
A nd to ripe years toget her we've grown,
Doing our duty as ouly specks can,
Brought hem to bless both woman and r
r a tear has our masters shed,
ever a luuuuer lne was sued.
Never regretting that he was sent.
Where he jr.irchiised the secks that
nnale him content. ;
Times li.-ive changed sinco first we came,
Rut thrir larjje stor k is just the same,
They tell to all as they spoke of v.s:
(July iir.est goods advertise.theiu thus.
Now just nrv the day begins n broalc,
Refore their competitors can get awake,
Let us write on the wall jus Lover there.
Don't waste your substance on the
So say we and so say all;
Rig stock, push jind know-how will
roll tlie ball.
Yon allways buy what they represent.
And never (we never) will you repent.
If fourteen karat true and straight.
Or lower by six, tlnvs making it eilit.
If Ross filled or CreSeent the cos:s
They wiiL allways turn out as they
'ov let us rap yon on the pate,
And yell in your ear: Don't le loo lak-T
If one thing you would have than an
other, Come and buy of
HErSNER & BRO.
Hon. J. D. Allen, Treasurer N-1
Alliance, P. O. Falls, X: .'.,
that the "Alliance" Guano ao hmj
and his Alliance 'ood resuUs and
proved first-class iu every way.
T. -B. " Barker, Mnywood, N-
nnderUate of Auut 1, IS'M-?'1)
Mem hers of Mavv-ood Alliance like
the Alliance'" Guano splfndid.
Had the best crops I have ?
a, long time.