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THE CAROLINA WATCHMAN.
Wm. H. Stewart,
Ed. and Pub.
Published Every Wednesday at
120 West Tnniss Street
Subscription Price $1.00 per year,
strictly, cash in . advance.
Enterei as second-class matter Jan. lth,
1905, at the post office at Salisbury. c- un
der the aot ot Congress of Mar. 3rd, 1897.
Salisbury, N. C., March 1, 1905.
A REPORT CALLED FOR.
- The citizens of Salisbury want a
reliable itemized report of the re
c?pts and disbursements of every
branch of! their government, in
cluding bond issues, .borrowed
money, etc., from the 20th of May,
1901, up to the present time.
This is a just and lawful request,
it is a request that should haye
long been obeyed" without -the
necessty of a call. They feel that
extravagance has out done itself
and the cry for more money and
higher taxes is unnecessary and an
injustice to the' individual, to the
city, a hinderance to prospective
enterprises and a damper to future
Two years ago the people were
ignored and the legislature peti
tioned to allow the borrowing of
money, we believe the amounjfc was
something like $8,000 or $9,000.
This yaar the request is for in
crased taxes all along the line and
the borrowing of $30,000, or asking
the legislature to put a burden on
the people that they do not want,
lrelin willing to.assume and would
vigorously ,resist if opportunity
If the last and present adminis
tration have been such grand and
glorious successes why 4s it neces
sary for the people to call for re
ports? Why are not they proud
ly exhibited? There should have
been four reports made according
to the requirements of the city
-charter, one for. each year. But
the people have thus far called in
vain and it is not likely a correct
report will b obtained , until a
change of administration is had.
We are Czar ridden I
Everything else having failed
Gen. Kuropatkin has taken Pern
na. ' "
Tom Lawson's frenzied finance
doesn't touch. Salisbury. We are in
a class to ourselves, alone, without
-stay company, and may the good
-iord have mercy on us.
Senator Beasley, of Poplar
Branch, N. C, has' offered a re
ward of $500 for thereturn of his
8-year-old son, who mysteriously
disappeared Monday, Feb. 13th.
A gentleman, while in Winston
a few days ago, exhibited a buis
cuit which he baked during the
war, 42 years ago. Probably it
has been cast upon the waters and
has just returned.
If Salisbury is to be Czar ridden
any longer why petition the legis
lature to make changes in the
city charter. It has not been
observed in the past and had just
as well be destroyed.
It may not be a matter for fun.
l?ut judgin'g by the published
statements concerning the en
largement of our insane asylum,
idiots are increasing faster than
any other class of our citizens.
The ciiy ldermen should force
the publication of a full and cor
rect city report let it be good or
bad, and thus prove that they are
not wearing the collar of a politi
cal boss. They owe thiB much to
themselves'if they haven't any re-,
spect. for the law ot the -wishes of
most progressive and conservative
"business, men, has been promi
nently mentioned as a suitable
candidate for mayor of Salisbury.
Mr. Gaskill is an all round capa
ble gentleman and if he was given
the nomination Salisbury will do
herself proud and a new era of
prosperity may be looked forward
What, is the Legislature to do
a sensible thing? In this dsy of
hisjh taxes, bond issues and gen
eral plundering of the people, is
it possible Representative Alexan
der's bill providing for a maxi
imum State and county poll of $3
i and a maximum city poll tax of
$1.00, is to be favorably consider
ed by the legislature? But we
suppose some litte sop is to be
fluug to people or else the home
comipg might not be so pleasant.
May the act pass is the wish of
One of the most sensible pieces
of legislation attempted since the
present Legislature assembled is
the bill introduced Saturday, by
Representative Alexander provid
ing for a maximum State and
county poll tax of $3 and a maxi
mum city poll tax of $1. The
bill got , a good start and there
should be no delay in making it a
law. North Caaohnians are a
tax-ridden people, as witness the
statement to the Raleigh corres
pondent ot The Observer by a
gentleman from one city that the
poll tax there amounted to $9.
In many case3 the persons from
whom this exorbitant poll tax is
exacted enjoy no greater benefit
than the privilege of walking the
street. Charlotte Observer.
Spring Trade Will be Heavy.
I New York, Feb. 24. Brad
street's tomorrow will say.
"With the exception of a few lake
and1 seaboard ports which show
effects of past bad weather, dis
tributive trade in almost all lead
ing markets assumes a more favor
able aspect. This is due to the
spread of milder weather condi
tions and the increase in the num
ber of" country buyers. Jobbers
stocks are generall reported
light, and the feeling grows that
spring trade will be heavy as soon
as seasonable weather definitely
sets in. Relatively the best re
ports, as to trade come from the
central valleys and the South.
The general tendency of reports
as to the winter wheat crop is
that the heavy snow covering has
helped the crop. Heavy rains on
the Pacific coast have made for
good crop prospects, especially in
"Among the industries, iron
and steel still show relatively the
most active demand and the lar
gest turn-over. Pig iron has
sold better at all markets, rails
have also been bought more free
ly, and locomotives , cars and
track supplies have been taken
"Business failures for the week
ending February 23 number 220,
against 200 in the like week of
Short Items From Crescent.
Crescent, N. C, Feb. 26. The
hoalth in the community is very
Miss Amy Brown visited the
school here last Thursday. A ,
The Crescent boys have organ
ized a base ball and are expecting
to play a match game with the
Biltmore boys next Saturday
Miss Gilva Hendrix visited Miss
Amy Brown last Saturdaynight.
What has become of Lee? We
would like to hear him again.
A. M. Eller, who has been
teaching school at Kesler's school
house, is now going to school here.
We are glad to have him with us.
Several of the boys are going
hume next week as work time is
Burton Miller, who has had a
sore hand, is getting better.
We wish much success to
Watghman and all readers.
A Legalized Prfmiry for Rowan,
The State Senate has passed a
bill to give some-stability to the
primary elections of Salisbury
and Rowan countT This is a
very worthy measure and will be
much appreciated by those desir
ing honest elections.
Rev. Ayers to Conduct Revival.
Rev. W. A. Ayers, of Elizabeth
City, will begin a series of meet
ings in the Raptist church, at
Spencer, Sunday. Pa9tor Hay
more has had circulars printed
and distributed and is hoping for
a great revival.
Juniors to Have Big Rally Here.
It is expected the Juniors of
Salisbury and Rowan county,
of which there are several hun
dred, will have quite a rally here
in April. National Councilor,
W.'E. Faison and State Council
lor, Z, P. Smith, both of Raleigh,
are expected to be here and make
Rural Route No. 8.
R. F. D. No. 8 is now in sight,
Postmaster Ramsay having re
ceived notice to this effect. It
starts from Salisbury and takes
in a 'number of points between
here and Yost. Blanks for appli
cation as carrier on this route can
be secured from Mr. Ramsay.
The route will be established as
soon as the route can be deter
mined and a carrier appointed.
School Closing and Exhibition.
- There will be a "school-closing
and exhibition at Holshouser-
Lyerly school house, Saturday,,
March 4th. The exercises in the
morning wilf consist of dial
ogues, recitations speeches, etc.,
bv the pupils, and the afternoon
will be given to addresses by Rev.
N. "D. Bodie and A. L. Lingle. A
plesant occasion is expected and
the public is cordially invited to
The Trial of Henry Clay Grubb.
The murderer, H. Clay Grubb
of 0"L, Davis, at Piney church,
Davidson County, last October, is
to be tried for his life in Lexing
ton this week. Court convened
there Monday with Judge Henry R.
Bryan presiding. Grubb has em
ployed quite an array of attor
neys and, of course, hopes to
come clear on a plea of self-de
fence. His attorneys are: E. E
Raper, Walser & Walser.McCrary
& Ruark, S. E. Williams and F.
C. Robbins, of Lexington? A. F.
Samms, of Thomasville, Lee S
Overman and T. 0. Linn, of Salis
bury; Watson, Buxton & Watson,
of Winston-Salem. Solicitor W.
C. Hammer, will be assisted by
the following : R. T.Pickens and
Wade H. Philips of Lexington :
L. H. Clement, of Salisbury: J.
J. Justice, of Grebnsboro
A. S. Robiason, of St. Louis,
Spencer Regent of the Royal Ar
canum, is expected to be in Salis
bury on March 16. A large
crowd will be here and the mem
bers of this order are expecting a
grand occasion, '
Re-Sale of Valuable Real Estate.
In pursuance of a judgment of the
Superior Court, before the clerk there
of, in a specirl proceeding, entitled
Claud Clifton West vs. Harry Mitch
ell West, Sallie Manning West, Vir
ginia West and N. B. MeCanless, guar
dian of Haiiy Mitchell West and Sal
lie Manning West minors, the under
signed commissioner will sell at public
auction at the court honse door in
Salisbury. N. 0 on
Monday the 3rd Day of April, 1905,
the follpwii g described real estate, to
wit : Beginning at a point 110 ft. from
N. corner of thej intersection of Lee
and Franklin streets; and runs N. 4S)4
degrees Evwith Lee street. 90 ft. to a
stake on the W. N. C. E. R.. near the
rails, thence N. 43 degrees W. 100 ft.
to a stake, thence S. 46 degrees W.
90 ft to a new corner in said line, par
allel with Lee street, thence S. 43 E.
parallel with Franklin street, 100 ft. a
new line, to the beginning.
This property is located near the
freight depot in the East ward of the
city of Salisbury and is conveniently
located for a person who desires to
live close to the railroad The buyer
will get good title under decree of the
court. - '
. Terms of sale are GASH and title re
served till purchasefVioney is paid.
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Versatile Sam Young.
"One of the most remarkable!
men that ever lived iin Columbia."
said Col-J. S. Jorsey the other
day, -'was Sam Young, who was
a laywer here for twelve or fifteen
years' before the iwar. He was
not only a good laywer, but one
of I the best actors I ever Raw on
the stage. He was a fine shoe
maker, the best cigar-make I
ever saw and could play a violin
a9 well as the old masters. He
could make the most, effective
temperance speech and then a
few hours .afterwards could be
drunker than any other man in
Columbia. He made an ideal
prayer meeting leader and could
beat every one else in a poker
game, lie was tne most accom
plished man I ever saw." Colum
bia (Mo.) Herald.
As to Our Proposition. !
In offering The Watchman at
the present price, 50c, some small !
explanation is appropriate. Real-!
lzing the fact that to employ some
one to make a complete canvass
of the county,the cost would most
probably reach 50 per cent, of the
receipts, f not more, so we have
decided to give, this amount to
the subscriber who comes in with "
the cash, any time between now'
and March 31st., after which the
price will be $1.00. We are send
ing out some sample copies for
the inspection of 'those who may
receive same, which, by the way, J
is also an invitation to become a
subscriber. Anv one subscribing
now will $et near a year and three
months for his money, so it is to
your interest to subscribe at onte.
A Better Kind
A Drug Store with all of the Equipment, every facility
for conducting a modern, up-to-the-minute pharmacy, a
stock that embraces full lines of every sort of goods that
should find a place in a drugstore.
A prompt and courteous service that makes drug store
buying a pleasure.
Prices that mark the lowest notch for the most depend
able goods. A few patent arguments for your drug store
So out go the nice Shoes
It's the only way to
Here are a few
L-diie' and Misses' C 00
High Grade Shoes; ,,JU
The best leathers and lots
of styles$2 and $2.50grades.
Also a nice line of Ladies'
Evening and House Slip
pers, worth double.
Q0 a Buys a,rart of good shoes
at this sale. Women's
and Men's, Girls' and Boys.
Lots of good pickings in broken
sizes of all kinds of good shoe
in this lot. '
1 at this store' KJ
"riSBQ'ffl New Shoes for each Season is the only Progres- L
CnJ 3 sive way and "progressive" is our watchword, uJ-LgSy
This sale will continue Until all "Left-Overs are Closed Out.
good ones and Qn
a raft of them
Baby Shoes . . . .
Men's and Women's
Bath Slipper? gQ
Only 30 Days More.
We want every good man in
i Rowan couny on our subscription
list and desire t- call atteution
to the tact that the fifty cent
offer expires at 0 o'clock Friday
evening, March 81st: After that
time price will be $1. If you
want the leading and only" exclu
sive weekly in Rowan now is. time
te send in your name and 50s.
Is often hanging in the
balance when a physician
writes a prescription. If
the compounding is inac
curate or if the drugs sup
plied are lacking in puri
. ty or strength, who shall
answer for the results? 1
We recognize our re
sponsibility in, these mat
ters. We regard every
prescription as one re
quiri' the utmost care
as to accuracy, and de
manding the highest
grade of drugs that mon
ey will buy. We always
strive to give the best of
everything at prices that
are absolutely fair.
Salisbury Drug Co
of Drug Store.
STORE, Salisbury, N. G.
that are now here at SAVAGELY CUT PRICES,
move them quickly and we are going to do it.
Samples. There are lots of Others.
Ladies Fine Shoes Vici CO 0L
Kid Colt-skin and box
calf hand sewed welts turns
new, goods and all in the lot.
These mean prosperity for you
CQQ The Greatest line cf
men's serviceable shoes
at such a price Salisbury ever
saw. , We have bunched togeth
er in this lot the "left-overs"
from a variety of lines.
SAVINU rUK YUU HtKt A
F. MAIN ST., SALISBURY.
CALENDAR - 1905.
18 19; 20
25 26 27
TAX NOTICE !
I will be at the following plafc
ces for the purpose of ColiecT
ing the State and Conntv Taxes
Scotch Irish, Mt. Vernon, Mar.
Unity at Woodleaf,
Cleveland at Cleveland; "
Steele at Mrs. Krider.s,
Mt. Ulla at Lt. Ulla.
Atwell at J, H. Corriher's
Atwell at Enoohville.
China Grove, China Grove
China Grove, Landis, Mar 16
Litaker. Bostian X Roads, " 17
Litaker, Faith, "
Gold Hill, Gold Hill ;
Gold Hill, Rockwell,
Morgan, Morgan Muster Gr. 4 '
Morgan, Pooler's, to 12 M.
Providence, G W. Bringle's
Store, 1 to -4 p. m. March
Franklin at Zeb, 44
Locke, at Watsonville,
DON'T FAIL to meet me and
pay. this as it will be the LAST
ROUND and all who fail j;o pay
will have to pay COST.
D. R. JULIAN, Sheriff.
Try Tr Wathman, 1 year 50c.
Ladies' Shoes andMen's ; .01 7Q
many of thesn cost $2 00 vl'lu
wholesale and some of them
(broken Sizes) are worth $3.50
retail. There's prosperity in
these for you.
fliO ftQ Swell styles for Men
0).0 0 and Women, All
the leathers shoes that are
staple at $3 50 and I $4 00
everywhere. Lots of these and
all sizes in the lot.
Q I HQ Buys 'the
U l .--0 best line
of Girls' and? Boys'
high grade School
Shoe3 ever sb'd in
Salisbury for? $1,50