SHORT LOCAL ITEMS.
Mr. and Mm T. E. Spry, ho
have been making their home
noar South River, have moved to
Davie county. 'j'They are good
people and their many friends iu
Rowan rpgret their leavirg ard
wish them much success in their
A very large crowd was present
at the Salisbury Pawn Shop, at 3
o'clock on ChristmaB day, when
the beautiful doll that had been
advertised to be given away by
them was to be presented'ito the
holder of the lucky guess. When
all of the guesses made had boen
r li .1
guua over careiuuy mere was
found a tie between Mrs. G. A.
Shinn and Miss Juanita Kestler,
who agreed to pull matches ta sen
which should have it, and Mrs.
Shinu won. The money in the
jar amounted to $249 19, and the
gu sses of each of the alxv6
named ladies was $249 49, being
within 30 cents of the - correct
amount in the jar. There were
several other close guesses made,
one missing by only 83c.
W. A. Finney, who sometime
ago leased the Meroney theater
' for a term of two years, has given
up that lease and turned the pro
perty over to Miss Lena Meroney,
one of tb.9 owners, who is her
from Philadelphia and who, w
understand, will have charge of h
for the present at least. Misil
Meroney has bad some experiecco
manager here before, and wo
foal sure that she will, in the fn
ture as in th-t past, bring amuse
ments to Salisbury that wi!
please the people.
- Sheriff McKeuzie received a
'phone message from a Mr.
Gfubb, who lives about 6 "miles
from town on the Sheriil F ac
roa 1, that his horns had been bu--g'.ufized.
No particulars wn'
givuii,. The Sheriff 'sent , two cf
his dpunes, Jim Krider ar.d
Looke McKenzie to investigate
the matter aud they returned to
town before noou aud arrested
Hei ry Nichols, who Grnbb charg
ed with entering his home. But
a3 no one was at home at the tinu
the house was entered they don't
think the charge will be sustain,
ed. The case will probably cota
up for trial to-day.
During the month, up to'Tues
day morning, Registerof Deeds
E . H Miller had issued 52 of
tho93 licenses which permit 104
per-nns to be bouud in tho-r
bonds which can only be sever -c
by death, or divorce, aud thiutr
he will have caila for more Lefrrt
the year ends.
Sheriff McKenzie, agisted in
D.puty Jas. Krider, arrested Ja
Nook, on Thursday, at Speucei,
and held him for the South Caro
lina officers, who came after hirr
and took him there to answer to
a cnarge of criminal assault on
a Dfigro girl, 17 years of age, at
Calhoun, S C, on the 8th of
this month .
On several occasions we have re
ceived letters that were not sign
ed by thir writers, which, of
course spoils the purpose and in
tent of the communication A
letter received from Gold Hill,
dated Dec amber 22nd, requesting
that we change the writer's ad
dress from' "Gold Hill, N. C, to
Rockwell, N. C ., R. F. D. No. 1,"
and uo8igned,, is a specimen of
whaswebaveiu mind. Nowtbis
good brother will soon be wanting
to know why we do not obey his
req lest when be alne is to blame
Winn you 'write a letter see that
yMir nam ) is attached, that vali
dates it, makes it g od, worth
whtlo, or, die with your bile in
The Fair Association Pays Off.
The Rowan County Fair -Association,
on Wednesday, mailed
checks, to all winners of premium
at the fair held this fall Thi
wh le amount sent out was $1
700 There hs been some de'ay
in getting these chucks out, and
there has been -some complaints
made, but the management pr l
ably did the best it could under
the circumstances. At any rate
tbey were paid in full with good,
hard cash and at a time when the
money, would bo most highly ap
preciated, a kind of a Christmas
gift as it were. We are glad to
be able to make this statement,
for it means interest in and suc
cess for a bigger gand better fair
next fall. Something to prepare
for and look forward to.
SUCCESSES OF CUPID.
Jones-Harris, Smith Wise. Flsher-Bost,
Miller-Shlye, Sfatye-Stlrewait and Others.
Miss Neely Joikb and Samuel
Harrison were married on Wednes
day evening at the home of the
bride's father, A. L. Jones, Rev.
Davis, pastor of Chestnut Hill
Methodist church, officating. Mr.
Harrison is a son of the late Wil
liam Harrison and a grandson of
the late Samuel R. Harrison.
Miss Cailie Smith and Tobbs
Wise were married, near the Vance
mill on Wednesday, at the home
of the bride. Esq. F . M, Tarrh
performed the ceremony and bid
them God speed on their pilgrim
age of joy.
Miss Kate Belle Fisher and
William A. Best were married at
the homo of the bride's father, J.
V. Fisher, on Park Avenue, at
7:30 o'clock Tuesday night, in the
presence of a few inoitid friends,
Rev. W. B. Duttera officiating,
After the ceremony the couple
left on a southbound train for
Jacksonville, St. Augustine and
other points in the south. They
will return in about ten days and
will make their home in Salisbury.
On Wednesday December. 22,
1906. Miss Sallie .Rose Miller
and Calvin L. Shive were married
at the bride's father, Allen Miller.
On Thursday, December. 28, 1909,
Miss Mary S. Shive and Pearl M.
Stirwalt were married at the
bride's father, J. M. Shive, Rev.
Fi. A. Trexler officiating at both.
Miss Ollie HolBhcuser of Rowan
county and Isaac T. Moose of
Cabarrus county were married
Sunday, December 26th, at Gold
dill, Julius Earndardt, a justice
the peace, officiating.
Miss Ada Kesler und Walter
ilomer Agner, both of Providence
' wi9hip, were married at the
parsonage of Union Lutheran
church on the afternoon of Decem
ber 25th . The bride is a beauti
tul M.nd accomplished young lady,
the daughter of Calvin L. Kesler,
a d orgainst at Union Church.
The groom is an intelligent and
industrious young farmer. Their
rtoy friends bespeak for this
h :npy cjuple a prosperous future.
The ceremony was performed by
L B. Sprac her. pastor of
On December. 22, 1909, Leroy
F. Deal and Miss Essie M. Corn
her, accompame by Jrown Deal
and Misa Mary Corriher, and
Kar.py Corriher,and Mig3 Mary
D;a!, if ive to Mt. Mcriah parson-
n- ar China Grove, whore the
rirt narn-rd couple wtr , we trust,
aappiiy married. Rev. D. I.
Off nan. officiating, Mr Dal is
the fccn cf Mr. and Mra. Jacob W.
Deal, of Saw this county, and
Miss Corriher is the daughter of
Mr. aud Mrs. Henry C. Corriher,
jf tbe Concordia neighborhood.
The couple repaired to the heme
cf the groom's father where a sup
per awaited them. They will
make their home at Saw in the
Future where Mr. Deal has erected
a new hoose. ,
Mtss Bessie Heilig and Joe. Mc
Daniel were married at the home
ot the groom, on East Horah
street, on Friday night, in the
presence of a few invited friends.
Dr. R. L. Motley, of the first Bap
tist church officiating. The bride
is the daughter of J. K. P. Heilig,
who lives in the country, and the
groom is an apprentice at the
Southern shops at Spencer. Both
have many friends here who
wish them well.
The marriage of Miss Hallie,
daughter of Mr, and Mrs. C. G
Viele, for many years residents of
Salisbury, now living at Taylors
ville, and Theo Miller, secretary
and teasurses of the Taylorsville
Cotton Mill, and a native of Mid
dieboro, Mass,, will take plac
Friday evening Mies Vieleis a
grand-daughter of the late J. J,
tsrunuer, nas many mends in
Salisbury and is a most charming
A marriage of interest whi
had so fo" been overlooked is that
of Mhs E-.hel Grey Hicks and J
Will Proctor, a p pular clrk in
. rtr mi
toe postomce. lheir marriage
took place at the Baptist parson
age, Wednesday evening, Decern
ber 15th, Rev. R. L. Motley
Miss Mamie Soli Yarborough
and James Alexander Somers
were married on Friday eveuing at
Holme's Memorial church, Eas
Salisbury, by Rey, C. M. Short
in the nresence of a e-odlv num
I cj j
ber of the friends of both who bad
gathered there to witness the cere
mony; The I ride is n daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Yar
borough, aiid th groom is a son
of J . M . Sc mera . Both have a
large circle of friends in Salis
bury. Tbe couple will beat home
after January 10th, 1010.
Miss Kachael Brown and Dan
iel Luther Kenerly were married
at the Methodist parsonage on
Chestnut Hill last night. The
tiride is a daughter of the late P.
W. Brown, and, as she is only a
little over 17 years of age, the ap
plication for license was accom
panied by a request from her
mother that the license be issued.
Christmas, of 1909, Passes.
Christmas has come aud is past
aud by each and all, we hope, was
heartily enjoyed, some iu receiv
ing gifts and others in giving
them. The boye, with their pop
sticks, firecrackers, tin horns and
other noise producing contriv
ances were in their glory, and the
girls were just abont as noisy, but
on the whole Christmas was spent
quietly in Salisbury. The mer
chants and the clerks were all
tired from the rush of the holiday
trade and were glad to retire to
their homes and spend the day
quietly. Servioes were he'd iu
most of the ohurohes, but the
sluw, drizzling rain prevented
many from attending. There was
a dearth of drinkiag and rowdy
ism, that is usually seen on
Christmas, there beiug only three
drunks brought into court on
Monday, anh they had been ar
rested late Sunday evening, The
merclants all report a goc d
Christmas trade, some going so
far as to say that thy had noth
ing to advertise, as they had al
most sold out.
Two Houses Burned at Spsncer,
Two email houses in Kast
Spencer, opposite the 'Jimax
Hotel, were destroyed by fife
about 10:30 o'clock last night.
We understand that onu or
both of the houses belonged
to the estate of the late D. K.
Julian and were occupied by
negroes. It was reported on
the streets this morning that
the Climax Hotel had burn-
ea, out 11 pen
this was found to be a m:s-
Until science discovered a way to construct the ifiitomatlc
Smokeless Device, and make it completely dependab, all oil
heaters had one common great fault smoke.
With the advent of the Automatic Smokeless Devic and its
practical appnwuuou iu mo
You may now have all the heat you want when you wal h and
whre you want it without the annoyance of smoke or odor. f
Brass font holds 4 quarts of oil, which permits a glowing heat fcs 9 hours
Brass wick tube damper top cool handle. Cleaned in a minute. .5
The Perfection is beautifully finished in Nickel or Japan. !
Every Dealer Everywhere. If Not At Yours, Write for Descriptive Ccular
to th Nearest Agency of the T
STANDARD OIL COMPANY )
FALL AND W
The attention of the buying pnblc is
called to my splendid line of Falliland
Winter Goods, Dross Goods, No&ns,
Underwear for n en.
0 dren Blankets, Comforts, Art Sqiipres,
8 Rugs, Matting, Hand Bags, Satcfiels,
lruiiKs, etc j
See our fine line of UmbrellasS the
largest and linest ever brought toSal-
r a t
lsbury, for ladies
The ladies are
splendid line ol ft
Coat Suits, Capes, Sweaters aod Shirt Mists.
1 Respectfnllv, gt
F . NormauS round houBP
foreman at the Saucer shops,
has resigued his jsition
and has been succeeded by Locke
Atwoll, former niglft foreman in
the round house. orman is the
man whose roughs-treatment of
the men under hi brought on
the strike sometinmligo, the
goingback to worksvitn the un
derstanding that thgjmatter would
be thoroughly instigated. We
have been inform that, owing
to this investigatijp, Norman's
resignation was ased fjr. We
also understand ththis does not
mean that NormaifgiB dismissed
from the company service, but
that he will be transferred to
some other of t Southern's
shops. We only gif these as ru
mors picked up on Ifjfe street and
have not been verified.
ISemi Weekly V0tchman4
iThe Semi-Weekly Record J
which ever it majsuit you
to call it, it amoits to the
same thing. The two pa
pers are publisbedjso far as
news is concern, as a
Watchman is published
and mailed at Salbury on
Tuesday of each viffek, and
The Rowan Reooriis pub
lished on Fridaygof each
week. This makeptwo pa
pers per wee "HE
Watchman givesyou the
news of the first 'Half and
The Record givelgrou the
news of the seconhalf of
tbe week. Subscribers who
do not take botp papers
will mis9 much nCws that
they would get taking
both papers, It ie news
is what you want J&bese two
papers should be !nsider
ed as one, as two .;j?ues of
the same paper. jj takii g
the two papers yowill get
tbe news o'tenpr fresher
and more of it.
Send i i you snbfer-iption
to them hoth. WlSj n paid
cash in advance,pve will
solid both papers tti'oue ad
dress for only ffCO, or
$1.25 includit.g oug rf cu
charts and caleuMtrs 'o
Wm. H. STKWAB&
. i ii' is; : XT r
causigary, ix. j
Jl 5 lp
(Equipped with SmokcIessevleelO
the smoke problem was successfully
The Perfection Oil Hea&r it the
only heater equipped with &is
which insures, a steady, full-glcimsf heat,
with the wick turned up as higES it will
go, without a shred of smoke. Bfcvers the
motion, turn the wick down thri no odor.
The smokeless device automat&jdly lock
and prevents the upward movenlit of the
wick beyond the proper exposure. That
is the scret. This splendid result gives
leadership to the Perfection. ,;f
women and Ifehil- fi
Signs Extradition Papers.
Trenton, N. J., Dec. 28.
Governor Fort this afternoon
signed papers for the extradi
tion from New York of Mrs.
Snead and Mrs. Martin, want
ed in Newark to answer the
charge of having murdered
Mrs. Ocey Snead in East Or
ange. The papers were pre
sented to Governor Hughes
of New York to-night for Ms
Locals under this head will he charged for
at the rae of 5 cents per line for first Inser
tion, 2 1-2 cents for subsequent insertions.
Lost Dog." A reward is offered on a
young shjpard dog, yellow,
uofcvery shaggy, the end of his
tail is white. Bruoer Propst,
Rout .8, Salisbury, N. C.
When In Need of Money call at the
Salisbury Fawn Shop who can
supply you with most auy a
mount. The Place tO BlIJ,your high grade
clothes, putols, shot gnns,
amunition, musical in6trumment3,
hardware, suit cases, . srins.
trunks, clothing, jewelry, etc , as
I will start to taking inventory
about Jan. 11, '09, and to reduce
my stock will offer great values,
Salisbury Pawn Shop.
Our Annual Midwinter Sale. Feidman
is arranging his stock now,
marking it iu plain figure?. He
says the whole stock will be sold
at and bolow cost. Watch for his
advertisement when ready.
Money tO Loan on satisfactory real
ty, Hatcher & Smoot, Attor
neys at Lew. 12-222t
Railway Mail Clerks Wanted.
The Government pays Railway Mail
Clerks $ 800 to $1 ,200, and oth?r em
ployees up to $2,500 annually.
Uncle Sam will hold spring examina
tions throughout the country for Rail
way Mail clerks, custom House clerks,
stenographers, Book-keepers, D?pa.-t-ment
clerks, and other Government
Position?. Ihounia .of appointments
will be mad. Any man or woman
over 18, in city or country can get
Instnruction and free information by
writing at once to the Bureau of In
struction, Hamlin Building, Rochester,
N. Y. 12-22 'G9 52t
must be closed
by 1. Hamburger & Sons
Weak Throat Weak Lungs
Cold after cold; cough after cough! Troubled with this
taking-cold habit? Better break it up. We have great
confidence in Ayer's Cherry Pectoral for this work. No
medicine like it for weak throats and weak lungs. Ask
your doctor for his opinion. He knows all about it.
His approval is valuable. Follow his advice at all times.
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iNo aiconoi in mis cougn medicine. . C. A yer Co., Lowell, Mass.
Always keep a good laxative in thehouse. Takeadosewhen your toiafirstcomeson. What
is the best laxative for this? Ayer's Pills. Ask your doctor his opinion. Let him decide.
J. S. MoCubbins, president. W..B. Steachan, treasurer.
E. H, Harkisok, secretary and manager.
M'GUBBINS & HARRISON COMPANY.
Real Estate, Loans, Insurance.
1 CAPITAL AND SURPLUS $30,000.00.
We are selling High Grade 8-2-2 Guano at $1.80 and
other grades at proportionately low prices. Try us.
EEAL ESTATE ILOAJSTS:
If you want to either loan or borrow money on good real estate secur
ity in Rowan Co. it will certainly pay you well to look into our system of
making real estate loans ; the lender nets 3 per cent each 6 months with
the best security on earth and with as little trouble to him as deposit
ing money in a bank. The security is a first mortgage real estate bond
with our company guaranteeing payment of principal and interest.
On the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each
low fare round trip tickets will be sold
Belt Route to points in Arkansas,
and Oklahoma. Take advantage of
investigate the wonderful opportunites now open in the
Southwest. The 25 day return limit gives you ample
time, and you can stop over both going and returning.
The Direct Line to Texas
The Cotton Belt is the direct line from Memphis
to the Southwest, through Arkansas. It operates
two daily trains, carrying through sleepers, chair
cars and parlor-cafe cars. Trains from all points
make direct connection at Memphis with Cotton
Belt trains for the Southwest.
Do not delay your "trip to the ' Southwest
the big opportunities are gone write me
where you want to go and I will show you how
cheap you can make the trip and give you complete
schedule, etc. I will also send you free our books on
Texal and Arkansas, with County map in colors.
H. H. SUTTON, District Passenger Agent.
H. E. ALLEN, Passenger Agent.
109 W, 8rti SU Chattaaooga, Tenn.
Suits and Overcoats
Every piece clothing
in the house marked
down at greatly reduc
Our Christmas. trade
has moved an enorm
ous amount of goods
but we still have too
Don't fail to avail
yourself of the present
Salisbury, North Carolina.
via the Cotton
these low fares and
by I. Hamburger & Sons
Jim . .r.,-la f
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