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Salisbury, N. C, Oct. 3rd, 1900.
generous munificence and the city
should see to it that a building
suitable to thw spirit and purpose
for which it has been given is
erected, not alone for the good
such an institution will be to the
public, but as a monument to the
man who has made a city hospi
An egotistical ass is in nowise a
- A politician's word of honor is
like a bursted bubble.
A man who" does not think
right cannot act right.
Because a man wauts an office
it is not a sufficient reason to giye
A man may he a "good fellow
and yet totally-unfit to represent
a free people anywhere.
A man should vote for public
-officials with the same care he
would select a man to be entrust
ed with his own'nrivate business
The nearer starved the wolf
the harder he will will fight for
food, and the mere undeserving a
nolitician the bieeer lies he will
tell to get an office,
Acknowledgement of an invita
tionV attend the annual Meek
len burg Fairr Jto.be held in Char
lotte, October 16 to is hereby
made. It goes without saying
that on this occasion large crowds
will attend this fair as Charlotte
and Mecklenburg ngver do things
by halves. They have never yet
fallen down on their visitors and
they,will not do it now.
There are people amongst , us
who do not -seem to know what
hypocrisy and demagoguery are.
We think they are very important
matters and that all should tho
roughly understand them, and
hence, be able to avoid such 'as
may practice them, as all honest,
sincere men will, when" acquaint
ance reveals those who are given
to the use of such methods. It is
especially important that the
youth of a community should
not be taught to look upon a hy
pocrite and a demagogue as a man
of superior virtue and unusua
honor and high character. Such
conditions are hurtful and in the
long run will do much more harm
than good. It will have a tenden
by to lower the morals of the com
mnnity. As such boys become
older they will either adopt th
detestable traits as meritorious or
else their consciences will be great
ly shocked when they learn the
truth, and oiKe deceived they
will forever view with suspicion
those whose egotistical effrontery
and . diabolical cusseduess leads
them to profane an alter, sacred
or otherwise, with an effort to ap
pear different from that which
they really are. But there are so
many deaf, blind willing slaves to
rotten society, political bosses and
sordid gold, the hope for a better,
nobler era seems useless,
The present degenerate spawn
cannot longer deceive an ihtelli
gent people by labeling itself De
mocacy. There is not one single
feature of the once proud Democ
racy exhibited in the present
Rowan machine. The few good
men to be found on the ticket
would have long since been thrown
overboard if the members of the
machine had had the nerve to
have done it.
If, under the circumstances, no
other candidates for the office of
Sheriff of Rowan appear, the good
people of Rowan owe it to them
selves and to the county to vote
for the man who is most capable
and most worthy to fill the office.
This is nothing short of a duty to
the country and public welfare
aid it is both good Democracy
and good Republicanism. J. O.
Houston is by many odds the
more suitable one for the position.
It may be good politics, but to
our mind the most contemptible
and most unreliable and unsafe
citizen is the fellow who employs
all manner of means to defeat, be
fore a primary, some fellow
known to be unworthy, denounces
the boss and his methods, and af
ter the primaries, takes the stump
to help elect said unworthy and
bends every effort to bring about
a successful culmination of the
boss' nefarious Echemes. He is
not as good as the man he op -posed,
he is entitled to less re
spect in every way. He would
sell his brother's birthright for a
mess of porridge.
over the majority of the people of
its party in nominating its men,
and the time was, especially ,?
the South, when it could force its
candidates so nominated on the
people, but that time has passed.
The people have begun to think
and to act for themselves, though
he wire pullers have not yet ful
ly learned the lessson that is be-
ine taught them, and after one or
two defeats due to obnoxious bosE-
isin these wirepullers will learn
that it is best for the party that
the masses shouldjbejgiven a hear
ing in the matter or mating
nominations. Wilmington Mes
.Nicely said. One would almost
think the writer had reference to
conditions in Rowan this year
This is why we speak of the pres
ent Democracy as the "so-called
democracy," but we would proba
bly be more correct if it was call
ed the "machine," a thing to be
manipulated at will by a boss a
thing in which there is no heart,
no brain and consequently no
Wanted.- by Chicago wholesale
and mail order house, assistant
manager (man or woman) f of this
county and adjoining territory.
Baiary ana expenses paia
weekly ; expense money advanced.
.Work pleasant ; position perma
nent. No investment or experi
ence required. Spare time vain a
ble Write at once for full par
ticulars and euclose self address
ed envelope. Address, GENER
AL MANAGER, 134 E;J,ake St.,
Chicago, ' " . 8-8 lOt.
s The gift of W. F. Snider of the
old Snider home place,, corner, of
Main and Kerr streets, to the city
of Salisbury to be used as a city
hospital, was an act of unusual
generosity in North Carolina. It
is a gift that will grow in public
value and greater appreciation as
the years,come and go, it will not
'only be of great benefit to many
within a few years, but it will be
a blessing to generations unborn
and an inspiration to all who can
to make such offerings for its
maintenance as their means will
permit. Mr. Snider deserves the
highest praise and credit for his
The extravagance of the Pen
rose ring in Pennsylvania in the
erection of the new State capitol
at Harrisburg appears to be a
part of the campaign in that
State. Four million dollars was
appropriated a few years ago, but
this was expanded by politicians
into thirteen millions. It is said
that the architect will receive the
modest sum of over: half a mil
lion for his services, whle an ar
tist gets a quarter of a .million for
mural decorations. Chandeliers
cost only two million, and the
safes were secured for a million
and a half. Those who seek to
deny the charge of ring rule and
extravagance in Pennsylva n i a
would do well to touch lightly on
the capitol proposition. Char
Not for the purpose of drawing
improper comparisons, but mere-v
ly to show how politicians gener
ally do things, and politicians are
pretty much the same everywhere,
especially those who persist in
building- something known to be
contrary to the wishes of a large
majority of the tax-payers. Eve
ry man who has ever built any
thing knows full weil the original
estimates are seldom sufficient to
complete the work, consequently
if there is any one thinking Row
an will not be put to a greater ex
pense than $18,000,06 for a new
jail, they had just as well prepare
to think different. The fact of
the great . haste being made to
have all the contracts made how
lends strength to the idea that
there is something in the build
ing of a new jail more than the
pretended need of such a build
ing. Let the people see that a
board is elected in November who
will refuse to make this waste of
public money, and, if any has
been improperly spent see that
those who commit the wrong are
forced to shoulder the burden . as
individuals. Let the people vote
right and there will be no graft
POWER OF THE RANK
The London Times thinks that
Mr, Bryan hasJinjured bischauces
for the nomination for president
on the government ownership of
railroads question unless be can
control the Democratic machine,
and in that case "Mr. Roosevelt's
name alone can be evoked on the
repbublican side to secure anoth
er republican Victory,' '
The Times is mistaken in its
idea of the powej of the demo
cratic machine to carry an election.-
That machine is more pow
erful in securing nominations
than in carrying elections, The
machine often rides roughshod
principles, a merefgfinding outof
voters, '..iifce a job press, simply to
furnish so many printed ; slips
with the names of the bosses' machine-made,
The final question is : Are you one
of that tribe that can -be marched
up to the polls, like a dog with a
bone iii his mouth, to put in a
vote under such conditions? Proe
your patriotism and good wishes
for the welfare of your country
by voting for the best men regard
less of parties.
A MAGNIFICENT DONATION.
Gift of Public Spirited Citizen Makes tiie
A meeting wis held at the
opera house last Thursday night
to discuss ways and means to es
tablish a public hospital here.
The following letter, address
ed to the . Mayor, was read, and
this of itself is sufficient to re
move t&e hpspital pla n from
the realm ot doubt :
My Dear Sir: I take this oc
casion to inform you that I here
by agree to donate to the city of
Salisbury my house and lot on
the east corner of the intersec
tion of Main and Kerr streets.
and being known as the "Snider
Home Place." This property is
given by me to the city of Salis
bury with the only condition that
it is to be used exclusively as a
City Hospital, and should it ever
be converted into any other use,
or discontinued as a City Hospi
tal, that the same shall revert to
me or my heirs. x
With best wishes for the suc
cess of the enterprise, lam,
W. F. Snider.
This is probably -the largest
gift ever made to this communi
ty by a citizen of Salisbury, or by
any one else, for that matter, and
the residents of this city,
those who will profit by reason of
Mr. Snider's munificence, will
never cease to remember it most
gratefully. A man who, makes
such a princely gift for the cause
of ruffering humanity does not
want praise for his deed, he does
not expect it, but it is hardly con
sistent to spe'ak of the gift without
some brief allusion to the large
After reading the letter, which
made a most profound impression
upon the audience, Rev. K. J
Murdoch offered prayer. The
mayor spoke of the need of a hos
pital and told of his observations
of institutions of a similar nature
in other cities. Brief talks were
made by Rev. F. J. Murdoch R.-v
Leo, Senator Overman, Drs. H T.
Trantham; W. L. Crump, John
Whitehead, J. B. Councill, J. M.
Flippin, I. H, Foust, Capt. Rich
ard Henderson, Jas. Moyle, H. C.
Trott and others.
The mayor has written to. an
architect to come here and make
plans for needed additions and al
terations in the building. Latr
a board of managers, etc., will be
chosen, a canvass of the city will
also be made for donations.
Citizens of every class are en
thusiastically in favor of the
movement, and a number of the
lodges of the city have already
spoken for special quarters in the
I Every farmer should
! have a copy of our
New Fall Catalogue
It gives ibest methods of seed
ing) andi full information about
Seed Oats, Rye
Barley, Seed Wheat
Grasses and Clovers
Descriptive Fall Catalogue
mailed free, and prices
. quoted on request.
T. 17. Wood & Sons,
Seedsmen, - Richmond,1 Va.
Our Trade Mark Brand Seeds'are the
best and cleanest qualities obtainable.
I am going to-sjell more Sewing
Machines, between now and Christ
mas than ever before in the same
length of time. I have the New
Home, New Domestic, New Stand
ard, New Royal and at least a doz
en other styles. I can furnish a
new machine for as little as $14.50,
with a 10 year guarantee.
Repair work of all kinds, oil and
needles, in fact anything needed
for the sewing machine. Cut this
out, bring along and get a prize.
107 North Main St. ' Salisbury, N C.
of knowing you have purchas
ed a piano that cannot, be
surpassed by any Manufact
urer in the world is indeed a
great comfort. The time
never comes to the purchaser
of a Stieff piano to realize
that a cheap piano has been
Manufacturer of the piano
with the sweet tone.
5 West Trade St.,
Charlotte N. C.
C. H. WILMOTH, Manager.
Of course you're not, un
less you have put in years of
study. That's what we have
done. That's why we can to
day positively, guarantee th
quality of the goods we sell.
If you are not drug wise
you'll have to depend upon a
druggist's word for the qual
ity of your drug purchases.
You can depend upon us
every time for quality, puri
ty, acciiracy and perfect ser
May we be your drug-
SALISBURY DRUG CO.,
115 N. Main St
tie House That Satisfies' Customers is
v We absolutely believe that
we have the strongest lioe. of
merchandise at right prices
ever offered for sale.
Hundreds of our customers
have taken the trouble to as
sure us of their complete sat
isfaction with our immense
line of goods. Our stock con
sist of choicest goods, up-to
date style, prices and quality
, guaranteed. To our ' country
friends, we give a cordial invi
tation to make our house,
headquarteis when in town
and look through our great
bargafns in white "and cold qr
gaudies worth from 15 to 40
cents you can get them for 5c
yd, 40 in Ahite Lawjis 10c for
5c yd, 36 in White Madros 10c
for 5e yd, Canon Cloh10c for
5c yd, Pretty figured. Lawn
10c. Big lot of white goods
for waists 10c, 15c, 25c. A big
r line of short length Gingham
5c, 7c, 8c and 10c, the greatest
bargains yet. Our pretty Silk
Figured Eslines are simply
dreams, don't fail to see these.
We take great pleasure in
showing our goods. We- call
your attention to the good
things, it pay you to see us
before you buy elsewhere.
Our line of Shoes can't be
beat. Our line of Men's Hats
are the proper styles Our
line of Men's Shirts none
better. Our line of ' Dress
(roods are alL the, newest
fabrics and best styles!
K crcpjf lint nf Si 1 lral on fVi
market bought direcU.rom the
factory, can give you better
prices than any . one xelse.
Don't fail to call and see us
when in the city.
We ai yours to satisfy.
In Y iBiig
! .-V WtoaiT.
i . ..
early all (Present Buyers
Head straight for our Jewelry Store.
The reason is plain and easy to understand. And it is
but the truth to say that about all careful buyers succeed
in finding here precisely what they desire.
For birthdays "and weddings or any other occasion our
stock reveals suitable articles. .
The cost may be adjusted by the purchaser, for our range
of prices accommodates all purses.
At this particular time, the prices on some lines are very
low, for as our buyer starts for New York and other Northern
markets, on the 22nd of this month, we will give a discount
of .10" on everything in our Salisbury store except Hand
painted China, Cut Glass, Watches, and Diamonds, for the
next Fifteen days.
The remnants we have in china can be bought from us at
No goods charged at discount prices.
Gorman & (Green,
Leading Jewelers and Opticians,
Salisbury, Spencer, Marion, II.
We carry a full' and complete line of Household and
Kitchen Furnishings, plain, substantial and ornamental,
things that are Necessities in every home.
We invite you to call, whether you wish to buy or not.
We will take pleasure in showing you what we have.
Should you wish to buy we will be pleased to have your
patronage. Our prices are as low as is, consistent with the
quality and finish of the goods offered.
108 West Inneg Street.
SALISBURY, N. C.
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