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THE CAROLINA WATCHMAN.
WM. H. STEWART, Ed. and Pub. Published Every Wednesday at 120 West I an Us Street Subscription Price J1 per year strictly cash In advance Entered as second-class matter Jan. 19th. 1906, at the post offlee at Salis bury, N. C-, under the act of Congress of March Srd, 1197. Salisbury, N.C., Sbpt. 19fch, 1906. Work on the new depot at Al bemarle has commenced. This reminds us that it is about time something should be doing in the same line in Salisbury. Some of our State papers are getting in the habit of printing illustrations of various foreign potentates and concert hall Yankees simply because the cuts are cheap and handy. There are too many good things to be said of our people and the Southland to be making use of such “lin ing.” In the death of Charles D. Mc Iver, president of the State Nor mal and Industrial College, of Greensboro, the State loses one of its most valued citizens and foremost educators. He was do ing a splendid work, a work that will benefit the State for years yet to come. He is the type of man we can ill afford to lose and one whose place will be exceeding hard to fill. The State mourns the loss of a good man. Wm. J. Bryan, one of the na tion’s most popular statesmen and politicians, was in Salisbury yesterday for two hours. He ad dressed an audience in the court house. The rain prevented his occupying the stand erected for his use at the corner of Main and Innes streets, and owing to the capacity of the court house, his audience was necess a r i 1 y crowded and limited. He Beemed to be at his best and greatly pleased those who heard him. It makes a very little difference what Mr. Bryan’s personal views are in regard to government owner ship or any other, issue. The thing for the Democracy to do is to made its own platform before nominating a candidate, then nominate the best man obtainable wno will stand flat-footed upon it. If Mr. Bryan should accept the nomination under such condi tions no one would doubt his honesty and intention to live up to the obligation. But would he accept? C A. Matthews, w ho has been connected with the Charlo 11 e News since 1892, died in Ashe ville late Thursday night. Mr. Matthews was a capable and loyal assistant on the staff of the News, and was highly regarded by a large circle of friends. Like many newspaper men his end was hastened by the constant strain necessary upon the brain, nerves and physical man. The man who imagines the grind of such a life is of no considerable consequence knows not whereof he speaks. We notice in the Statesville Landmark that one J. C. Cono ver, of the national department of agriculture, is going about “in the in the interests of the farm ers who are interested in the erec tion of good agricultural build ings,” We suppose this means he is merely suggesting plans and specifications, but it goes to re mind U3 of the many ways the government, state and national is busying itself in the people’s aliiairs. Some of which will ac complish much good and some of it is just simply meddling and furnishing jobs for run-abouts. Mrs. J. A. Coltrane, of High Poiut, died Saturday afternoon at the sanitorium here. She came here several weeks ago for surgi cal treatment. The remains were taken to High Point for inter ment, Mrs. Coltrane was a sister of Messrs. O. W. and Cicero Spen cer, of this city, . SOME ANCIENT HISTORY Regarding the Width of the Streets, Size of City Lots, etc. On the 10th day of February, 1755, the Earl Granville, at the request of the magistrates of Row an County, executed a deed to William Churton and Richard Vigers for six hundred and thirty five acres of land, and on the 11th day of February, 1755, Wil liam Churton and Richard Vi gers executed a deed in trust to James Carter and Hugh Fos ter, trustees, for the township of Salisbury, fo r the said six hundred and thirty-five acres of land, and said Carter and Foster under said trust deed were required to execute a deed to the following gentlemen: Alexander Osburn, John Brandon, John Bre vard, Walter Caruth, Andrew Al lison, Joseph Tate, George Smith. Johnathan Hunt, A1 e x a n d e r Cathey, Squire Boone, John Han by, Fdward Hughes, Robert Si monton, Thomas Potts, William Morrison, William Buis and Christopher Nation, Esquires, Justices of the Peace of the coun ty of Rowan, for the half lot on which the old jail now stands, and for the Diamond, or what is now known as the public square, being the land included in a line running from the old Mansion Hotel corner to the corner of Klutbz’s Drug Store, thence to the corner of Max Moses’ Grocery Store, thence to the corner of the Davis & Wiley Bank and thence to the beginning. The Court House, office and stocks stood on the diamond. The trustees, Carter and Foster, were required to make deeds to all persons whc had entered lots and paid twenty shillings to John Whitsett. Treasurer, reserving to Earl Granville one shilling an nual rent from each lot. The records, as far as they have been examined, show that the town extended southwest down (Corbin street then) Main street now, five squares, with an alley or roadway one rod wide on the fifth square, and extended north east with the aforesaid, street six squares, with an alley or roadwray one rod -wide on the cutside of the sixth square. On Innes street the town ex ted northwest and southeast four squares. The records show that the plan for the town was arranged by the consent of Earl Granville before the deeds to Cburton and Vigers and Carter and Foster were exe cuted. The town was first divided into four great squares, North, South, East and West, and these great squares were divided into squares twenty-four poles square, and each square was divided into four lots, twelve poles square and the deeds for over half the lots have been examined, and bhev show that every lot sold was by No.—in the great North, South, East or West square, containing one hundred and forty-four square poles, rods or nerehes. The Corbin and Iunes streets were each six rods or pole9 wide, and all of the other streets three rods or poles each wide. This makes Main and limes streets each ninety-nine feet wide, and all the other streets forty-nine and one-half feet wide. The squares should all be three hundred and ninety-six feet square, and each lot should be one hnndred and ninety-eight feet square. The towm of Salisbury, N. C,, was beautifully arranged, with nice wide streets but in some few places we see the spirit of oraft reaching out and taking that which properly belongs to the pub lic, and the city aldermen should see to it that no one should in trude one inch upon the streets. There is not anything that adds more to the beauty of a town than broad streets, and a case re cently decided before the Supreme Court shows that the Board of Aldermen can not give anyone a valid right to build on and occu py a portion of any street, and it is claimed by some able lawyers that a Board of Aldermen that permits a party to build in the street is liable to that party who builds in the street, for damages, if the pj-ity is ejected from the street. It does seem that every one ought to be willing to aid in pro tecting the rights of the streets and protect them from all per manent obstruction, and not so far forget themselves or their re gard for honor descend so low as to want to appropriate any por tion of them, permanently to their own use. CitlzejS, ( REPUBLICAN CONVENTION. \ l Full County Ticket Nominated. Settle 1 Makes Good Speech. ‘ The Republcan county conven- i lion was called to order shortly liter noon on Saturday, at the xmrt house, by W. C. Rose, of Enochville. Owing to the illness M Chairman Burrage, Mr. Rose presided over the convention bv request. Mr. Rose appointed I). M. Young temporary secretary, ana the call of the townships was made. All the precincts were re presented. John L. Rendleman made a motion that a committee of five be appointed to select a county ticket. The motion was carried and the chairman appointed the following: Postmaster J. M. Dorsett, of Spencer, R, J. Halton, Prof. F. B. Brown, Paul Shaver and S. A. Earnhardt. After a brief confer ence the committee reported the following ticket: For the Senate, H. F. Turner. For the House, J. II. Frick and Milas Albright. For Sheill, J. 0. Houston. For Register of Deeds, Walter Burr age. For Clerk of Superior Court, A. E. Lyerly. For Treasurer, John A. Hedrick. For tax collector, E. A. Long. For County Comm i s s i o ti ers, B. A. Knox, David M. Blackwelder, M, G. M. Fisher, W. C. Rose and Harris Vauhoy. For Surveyor, J. C. Barnhardt. For Coroner, Chas. F. Atwell. These candidates were nomi nated without opposition. The work of the convention was com pleted in about thirty minutes. The judicial convention was called to order at 12:55 by C. E. Mills, secretary, and Postmaster Long, of Statesville, was made chairman. On a call of the roll all the. counties in the district showed up except Randolph and Montgomery. Nominations being in order, A. H. Price placed in nomination the name of Zeb Sanders, of Stan ly, and he was made the nominee by acclamation. Mr. Sanders made a brief speech to the effect that he would ask Solictor Ham mer for a joint canvass, and inti mated that he would hammer Hammer unmercifully. Congressman Blackburn was present and made one of his char acteristic speeches. At 2:40 Hon. Thomas Settle arrived and Black burn yielded the platform to him. Mr. Settle made an excellent speech He has a fine reputation as a speaker, and he fully sustain ed his reputation on this occa sion. The nomination of Sanders is, of course, a huge joke, as neither himself nor his supporters can entertain any hope of his election. On the county ticket are some citizens, who, in point of reputa tion stand second to none in the county, and when the vote is counted on election day, there may be some surprises. Report of the Condition of THE MERCHANTS’ AND FARMERS' BANK, at Cleveland, in the State of North Carolina, at the close of business Sept. -4th, 1906. RESOURCES. Loans and discounts.$ 8,239 59 Overdrafts, unsecured . 259 16 Furniture and fixtures,. 677 32 Due from banks and hankers. ... . 5,658 48 Cold coin. 641 co i Silver coin, including all minor coin currency,. 830 p> National hank and other U. S. notes, 8< o 00 Expenses, less undivided profits,_ 38j no Total. >17,489 9" LIABILITIES. Capital stock. .. ..* r*,ooo no Time certificates of deposit ... 2 476 ]8. Deposits subject to cheek. 9.9S8 79 Cashier's checks outstanding. 2'00 Total.$17,489 97 State of North Carolina, County of Rowan, ss: L D. Dellinger, cashier of the ai< ve mini ed hank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. 1). P. Dellinger* cashier. Correct—attest: K. .M. Kosebro, 1 R. A. Knox, >dire'tors. -J. A. Lyerly, ) Subscribed and sworn to before me. this 14th. day of September, 1906. J. L. Rendleman, notary public. Report of the Condition of The Bank of China Grove, at China Grove, N. C.. at the close of ; business Sept. 4tll. 1906. RESOURCES. Loans and discounts. .$46,616 65 Overdrafts, unsecured. 16 83 Furnituie and fixtures. 60000 ue from batiks and hankers. 2,135 86 Gold coin. 735 no silvei coin, including all minor coin currency 9115 21 National bank and other U. S. notes, 2,740 00 Total. >53,749 55 LIABILITIES. Gap it a' stuck, ... §• 9.750 00 urpius fund. i;oo 00 Undivided profits, less current ex peuses and taxes paid. 49145 Rills payable.. 8.coo 00 'l ime certificates of deposit. 20.93246 Deposits subject to check. ]3.286 1*2 ( ashier's (ihecks outstanding. 686 :.»1 Accrued interest due depositors. 2 61 Total, .*53.749 55 State uf North Carolina, county of Rowan. sS: I, *v 0. Sifi'ord. cashier of the abnvr naiijed hank, do solemnly sw» ar t hat t he abovo* <t tte ment is true to the best of 111 v knowledge and beiief. W. C. S1FFORJ) cashier. Correct—attest: C. R. Miller, ) Me. L. Ritchie, >directors. G. a. RamsaurJ Subscribed aud sworn to before me, this 12th lay of September, 1906. J, L. Sifi'ord, notary public. ew Advertisements. Attention is called to the large ,d. of the T. W. Grimes I>rug 3o. This company carries a plendid line of fresh, pure drugs, ■euders prompt and careful ser vice and the claims made in its idvertisements are not in the east overdrawn. The Stieff piano is one of the jest instruments built. See ad', .n another column. The Bell Shoe Store is anxious ;o sell you a pair of good, shoes at i small price. Change of ad. ibis week. The Merchants’ and Farmers’ i Bank of Cleveland, has its quar terly report in this issue and makes a good showing. It de serves much success. The report of the condition of the Bank of (China Grove appears in this issue of The Watchman. Its affairs are in excellent shape and it has a large and increasing patronage. A report of the condition of the Bank of Spencer is published in another column. The report shows a most gratifying condi tion of the affairs of this popular banking institution, ik> - . nnwrinwiiwiiii n kwmbwm Report of the condition of the THE BANK OF SPENCER, at Spencer, N. O., at the close of business Sept. 4th, 1006. RESOURCES. Loans and Discounts. $25,625.88 Overdrafts. secured, $153.38, unsecured, 45.47. 198.85 Furniture and Fixtures... . 705.00 Due from Banks and Bankers 9,061.84 Gold coin,. 500.00 Silver coin, including all mi nor coin currency. 303.S6 National bank notes and oth er U, S. notes.. 7,500.00 Total . ... $43,895.43 LIABILITIES. Capital Stock paid in.. $ 5,000.00 Undivided profits, less cur rent expenses and taxes paid. 1,701.54 Deposits subject to check.... 80,564.89 Due to banks and bankers,. . 29.00 Cashier’s checks outstanding 6,600.00 1 Total. $43,895.13! State of N. C., County of Rowan, S. S: I, J. K, Dorsett, cashier of the above named bank, do solemnly swear that the above statement is true to the best of my knowledge and belief. Jas K. Dorsett, cashier. Correct—Attest: W. YV. Clement, , L. C. Sasser, ■ Directors. S. C. Dorsett, Y Subscribed and sworn to before me, this the 11th day of Sept., 1906. W. H. White, notary public. CERTIFICATE OF DISSOLUTION. To all to Whom these Presents may come—Greeting: Whereas, it appears to my satisfac tion, by duly authenticated record of the proceedings for the voluntary dis solution thereof by the unanimous con sent of all the stockholders, deposited in my office, that the McNairy-Farmer Company a corporation of this State, whose j rincipal office is situated in the town of Faith, county of Rowan. State of North Carolina (H. C. Farmer being the agent therein and in charge there of, upon whom process may be served), has complied with the requirements of chapter 21, revisal of 1905, entitled “Corporations,” preliminary to the is suing of this certificate of dissolution: Now. Therefore, I, J Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State of the State of North Carolina, do hereby certify that the said corporation did, on .the 8th day of August, 1906. file in my office a duly executed and attested consent in writ ing to the dissolution of $aid corpora tion, executed by all ihe stockholders thereof, which said consent and the record of the proceedings aforesaid are now on file in my said office as provided by law. In Testimony whereof, I have here to set my hand and affixed my official seal, at Raleigh, this Sth day of Au gust, A I)., 1906. J. BRYAN GRIMFS, 9-5 4t pd. Secretary of State. f «■«■-•»-—**“*~ --. . -.• - — TM—Hwin . , I There is real enjoyment in chewing SCHN APPS tobacco. That’s why it 11 has won sr.dEi.ons of chewers every 11 year, until now more is sold than ail 11 similar tobaccos. SCHNAPPS, the most popular prod 11 uct of the Reynolds factories, is man ufactured In the very heart of the Pied mont tobacco belt, known to the world f as producing tobacco with an aroma ! so delightful and appetizing that It \ introduced and popularized the chew- I Ing of tobacco. I s 3 11 is manufactured by the cleanest and most j ? healthful processes ever devised, under | ^ the dir ection of men who have made the l chewing tobacco business a life study, | and who have managed the R. J. Rey ■ nolds Tobacco Company since 1875, Only choice selections of thoroughly cured leaf are used in SCHNAPPS, and expert tests prove that this class of tobacco requires and takes a smaller I amount of sweetening than any other kind of tobacco grown—and that it has a wholesome, stimulating and satisfying • effect on chewers, besides being the I most economical. There are a great many imitations claiming to be “ just as good ” as SCHNAPPS, but there is only one gen* \ aim SCHNAPPS. Be sure the letters i on the tag, and under the tag, spell S c-h-n-a-p-p-s. There are more pounds of SCHNAPPS chewed every year than the total amount of all similar kinds. Internal revenue statistics show that SCHNAPPS and ethers of the Rey nolds brands ’-von enough chewers in one fiscal year to make a net gain of 1 sis and a quarter million pounds, or one- l third of the entire increased consumption in the United States on chewing and smoking tobacco. SCHNAPPS is made and sold every where in 5c. cuts and 10 and 35c. plugs. H, J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO,, Winston-Salem, N. G. || ® ■■! « ■■■III W*uutidW«et'»<'>'«, :3r-B3.. .. jraKk^aS«ajKaraVj|g»f<\mggrai»l.^ra«aeMmg--»».w. reremmrenoa, ri.wwi.Tr wre —nirrmn || -IIHIII II III IUM iH—IMM IHj H1 nflttVWr^WTC wmmmmmmammammaamrnmm mmmt hubs-aanaMBUMsm——aMmtan—wnabb—a——m——■ ■■ —mm —«—aatabmm —sag———— - mmjumm a—Mwa—ai—I “THE HOME OF GOOD SHOES” For Salisbury'' and Surroundings. Li 07 x"*‘ I I / / Main St. || E. W. BURT, | oston Shoe Store ^ Manager. ^ E Grove’s Tasteless Chill Tome " 1 3d the test 25 years. Average Annual Sales over One and a Half Million. | , Does this record of merit appeal to you ? No Cure, No Pay. 50c. 1 Enclosed with every bottle is a Ten Cent, package of Grove’s Black Root. Liver Pills. J