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POOR FUNDS. Accounts Prsssntsi to tOo Board of Com rrJssicners for Rowan, Audited and Or dared Paid Out ot the Ponds for the Poor for the .Year Ending Nos. SOI!!, IS07. DECEMBER 1907. Sal Hdw Fur Co hdw coffiu 23 2C Max Moses groc 25 7(1 Kluttz Rendlem’n do 17 05 ,V M Harris & Co do 2 60 Co rue 1 i bod -Cook mod 8 0.1 j A Rusher beef 3 65 Reid’s shoes 5 9o Jhilk-Harry Co dry goods 4 80 Era J S Patterson sup sund 2 00 Brittain-Campbell dry gds 19 45 Mrs J S Patterson salary 25 00 May Earnhardt o’k co hme 4 00 Martha Eudy 2 00 Wm M Varner 4 pigs 17 00 JANUARY 1907. W M Harris sup 2 00 M L Yost hogs 6 50 Brown Shoe Co; shoes 3 00 Coruelison & Cook med 2 60 Kluttz & Rendlemau sup 13 93 Sals Hdw & Fur Co coffins 10 75 ]-> L C-tuhle store acct 15 89 J D Floyd smith work 50 M rs S J’ PztWrson sfclzry 25 00 Dr IH Foust do 75 00 A W Winecoff mdse 1 10 Xfai-eVin Klndv waBhina 2 00 May Earnhardt cook 4 00 FEBRUARY 1907. J M L Lyerly inB co lime 8 00 W M Harris Co groc sup 19 00 Hal Hdw & Fur Co coffins 3 18 Mrs S J Patterson cash slop 1 80 Dave Oestreicher vests 2 00 Coruelison & Cook drugs 2 30 Mrs H J Patterson salary 85 00 Martha Eudy washing 2 00 May Earnhardt cook 4 00 march 1907. Mrs S J Patterson salary 25 00 Martha Eudy washing 2 00 Ha rah Cress cook 4 00 J W Brmgle straw 4 00 A E Davis lumber 6 00 J D Flovd shoeing 1 05 Kluttz & Kendlemansup 26 33 april 1907. S M Purcell drugs 2 85 Hals Hdw & Fur Co hdw 21 50 Fred McCuhbins paiutiug 2 40 DM Miller groc 1155 Mrs S J Patterson sal 25 00 Martha Eudy washing 2 00 Farah Cress cook 4 00 P A Cauble groc 16 23 may 1907. Geo R Martin lime 1 20 T D Brown horse hire 50 J S Patterson cash sun slop 2 00 A W Winecoff mdse 5 14 W M Harris groc 43 4o J D Floyd shoeing 1 20 Sals Hdw & Fur Co hdw 2 75 Mrs S J Patterson salary 25 00 Martha Eudy washing 2 00 Sarah Cress cook 4 00 JUNE 1907. Mrs b J Patterson siop t tv Reid’s p shoes 1 05 Brown Shoe Co do 1 50 Kluttz & Rendleman cloth 2 75 Reid’s 1 Go Belk-Harry Co shoes 1 00 Salisbury Drug Co 3 50 S M Purcell drugs 1 15 Kluttz & Rendleman 7 15 J D Floyd shoeing 50 Mrs S J Patterson sal 25 00 Mart ha Eudy washing 2 O0 Sarah Cress cook 4 00 D L Cauble sup 48 62 Jno M Brown wk 6 0C JULY 1907. Kluttz & Rendleman sup 39 5C B M Purcell drugs 1 0( C L Rary mow’g&^dam gd 5 71 .1 S Patterson cabbage 31 J A Rusher beef 1 0( J S Patterson slop 4 S( Belk-Harry Co suit hat 4 6t C S Minor sup 4 2( J D Floyd shoeing 71 Sals Hdw & Fur Co hdw 17 0( Uornolison & Cook drugs 1 41 Mrs S J Patterson sal 25 C( Martha Eudy washing 2 0( Sarah Cress cook 4 0( AUGUST 1907. Brittain & Oampuen snoee ^ ja W M Harris groc 31 6: D M Miller do 2 0( A W Winecoff dry goods 5 4; Burt’s shoes 2 Lh Sals Bdw & Fur Co coffin 5 0( J D Floyd shoeing 1 11 Oorneiison & Cook drugs 2 41 Charlotte Fisher cook 2 01 K A Safrit Hour 9 6. Mrs S J Patterson sip gs si 29 4t Sarah Cress cook 4 01 Martha Eudy washing 2 01 SEPTEMBER 1907. Oorneiison & Cook drugs 3 81 Kluttz & Rendleman su 1 9< M fi Jackson beef _ U ii Miller groc 82 2 U I! vie fish _ 41 Mrs S .! Patterson sal 25 0( Sa. all Cress 4 01 M artha Eudy washing 2 01 Chani» Williams chop wd 7 o' OCTOBER 1907. Cwn.irlisoi. & Cook drugs 4 T T K Witherspoon coffiu &,ser 7 p j L> P >. d. smith wk 2 2. Sr.is iid vV & Fur Co hdw ( 7 0. K-.uo-.z & Kendiemau sup 38 2. Henry Wilson mowing 3 01 .In" Sheaf oats 1 S' J S Patterson fl >p 3 O' J S Patterooii eh pd out 8 0 Reid’s towels . _ 4 Mrs Patterson salary 25 0 Sarah Cress Cook 4 0 Martha liudv washing 2 0 Ziunie Ivans ser on bin 8 0 NOVEMBER 1907. C C Glover beef 3 J Zinuie Ivans b 0 Martha Eudy washing 2 0 Sarah Cresa cooking 4 0 Mrs Pattersong&lary 25 00 J S Patterson slop 2 80 P A Cauble groo 25 80 J D Floyd shoes 2 95 Bulk-Hurry Co sup 11 53 A W Wiuecoff mdse 2 45 Kluttz & Rendleman groo 90 Corneiison ,fc Cook drugs 8*50 $1,216.30 Amt paid out of door poor 720 00 Total paid poor, $1 936 80 Witness E H Miller, Clerk Bd Co Com. REPORT QFCLERK OF COURT. List of Moneis Belonging to Witnesses Officers and Others. DECEMBER lsr 1907 L J Oorrell 1 05 S 0 Karriker 111 C J Deal 9o W A Corriher 1 02 L A Karriker 1 07 W T Atwell 1 15 W D Myers sheriff Union co 3 00 W R Long 1 90 ■J S Smith shff Stanly co 1 20 John D A Fisher 80 P M Link 2 90 D J Miller 1 qq N W Wallace shff Mcklnbg 1 00 J S Smith go A L Moore 1 23 A L Moore 2 23 Paul C Barger 1 00 Arthur L Kluttz 1 00 John W Frick 1 00 H A Turner SO J A Upright 50 H 0 Deal 50 S B Deal 50 James Meuius 50 Jim Unright 50 Lilly Miiler 50 ft S RamBay 50 Puss Long et al 3 00 0 S Davis 1 60 N W Wallace et al 1 50 J F Ludwick 1 10 AO Smith 1 10 L Bank 50 L J Kluttz . 71: ft T Kerooodle shff Alamance 3 00 J H Krider 60 J H Weaut 2 70 R Frank Miller 60 Cr 0 Lipe 1 35 Musker Boler 3 26 Shelley Rosemau 4 10 Lewis Davis 4 17 D E Duncan 1 75 P A Whisnaut 2 10 Frank Chambers 7 10 D M Miiler 2 10 H A Yost 50 Sam Wetmore 2 00! W D Peihei 1 45 i James D Dorsett 1 80 Clanton Smith 2 28 \V W Kimball 1 60 W I) Pethel 1 60 Reuben Robbins 5 10 J II A Lyerly 1 55 J S Gaither 80 Pink Roger 8 10 W A Steele 60 C B Jordan 1 10 W D Pethel 2 77 J A Lyerly 80 J S Gaither 80 J D A Fisher 1 00 W A Suit 80 J W Coply 3 60 Jno W Lambeth 3 90 G H Keneriy 2 60 P li Thompson 3 p0 J M Maupiu 1 10 J T Hedrick 2 80 F P Alspaugh sheriff 1 80 Tom Brown 1 10 R B Harris 1 33 W. A. LuckeyJr 98 J II Reid shff Buncombe 75 J H Linlv D S Henderson 1 80 J H Rhodes 30 J H Horah 60 J H Krider 1 30 C H Trexler 1 28 W M Hawn D S 60 N W Wallace sheriff 80 M L Bean 1 CO R Frank Miller 4 00 J H Weaut 60 H J Overman 60 D C Eagle 1 23 J R Pennington 1 23 Chas A Kluttz 1 10 B F Vuneannon 1 28 1 T M Earnhardt 1 05 J M Freeman 1 30 1 J B Council 2 10 T M Earnhardt 1 75 I __ nnrtof.n 1a 1« 9 * it i 1 D M Miller 1 85 1 0 E Fesperman 1 80 ' W A Brandon 2 20 1 A B Buttle shff Cleveland 1 20 1 Mary White 2 10 > J O 'Moose d s Cabarrus 00 1 D R Julian 00 1 R Frank Miller 00 I) M Miller 2 80 , .1 K Kcider 8 00 ; S R Green shff Stauly 00 , J R Martin 10 00 J R Rice d s 1 SO ) J M Deaton d s Iredell 1 20 l J 0 Moose d s Cabarrus 1 20 ) Eli Eagle 1 89 ) John A Ramsay 55 ) A T Delap sheriff 80 J II Krider sheriff 1 00 B F Lively 1 30 ’ C A Goodman d s 1 20 ! J T Barber 1 85 j WPBaroer 1 So 1 S R Green 30 5 N W Wallace shff Mkbg 80 1 David Burleson 1 10 1 Jelien Burleson 1 10 ' A M Townsend 2 20 ; B F Plummer 1 10 J 3 R Green sheriff _ 80 1 0 O Moore deputy sheriff 80 * JM Maupiu 2 10 J B R Green sheriff 00 1 r. T Rush sheriff 00 J H Krider she!iff 2 40 ) DM Miller 110 KCM Kimball 300 J'TM Kerns 2 10 )_BAEller 2 A K Boydeu mayor 5 40 •J M Ward dpty shff Iredell 1 20 •J II Krider 2 70 T M Kerns 1 95 •J H Krider 7 30 Nora Bullaboy 5 10 SilaB Hinson 2 10 Sudifi Starra 4 20 3 P Lively 2 23 John S Laney 2 26 D M Miller 4 10 0 W Windsor 2 15 --constable 2 50 0 B Miller 1 77 B M McConnell 11 00 P R Dor^ett d s Davidson 1 20 B W Freeze 30 H C Lentz 3 47 J R Albea deputy sheriff 1 20 J D Shoe CO L H Hilton dep shff Davidson 60 .1 D Dorsett administra’tr 1 iO 1’ P Johnston & Company 2 00 W L Kimball 1 50 J II Krider 3 00 BW Freeze 6< DM Miller 185 Alexander Hannah 1 60 Lee Williams 1 10 Z L Brown j p 1 70 D F Cauble 1 60 W C Corneiison 1 23 D M Miller 3 60 D II Julian 50 EDA Sifferd 80 vv o # ester aeputy snerm ou J II Krider 2 70 J H Krider 60 E A Long mayor 1 15 P M Faggart 11 60 J G Seagle constable 2 20 W D Pethel 2 00 L B Gary 12 23 P M Faggart 1 60 J R Roberts 1 60 B F Cauble 2 60 A H Boy den 2 20 D W Julian 190 D M Miller 3 90 D M Miller 2 90 A H Boyden 1 65 A II Boyden 1 05 J K Barber 8 20 l) M Miller 1 05 T M Kerns 1 55 J A Sieeloff 1 30 J T Bailey 2 16 F O Mooss d s Cabarrus co 90 T M, Kerns 2 20 do 1 90 S W Potest 1 60 D L B. asley 2 70 E C Johnson deputy sheriff 80 H J Overman 1 28 J D Nixon dep shff Cabarrus 80 J H Sears 60 0 II Howell 1 23 CW Jones n s Guilford 80 J R Rankin Gaston 80 ,F L Shook Davis 80 DR Julian 2 40 W H Hauser d s Forsythe 80 \V J Weatherly d s Guilford 80 0 B Armstrong Gaston 60 W P Sharpe Wilson 30 D R Julian 5 70 E CJohnson d s Mklnbg 60 Hayden Clement 30 0 C Hook 5 50 J L Hauser 6 80 D R Julian 60 do 1 SO ao uu Churies C Hook 10 20 J L Hauser 1 00 H A Ensign 1 00 T 15 Marsh 8 00 W A Thompson 30 A M Eller 80 G W Long 6 33 .1 P Crowell 4 46 P D Linn 6 52 0 M Poole 80 40 J C Kesler 1 10 J D Dorsett 2 23 II A Fisher 2 57 W M Peeler 1 70 A W Graves 1 10 D B Rosebro 2 50 W A Thompson 2 20 do 60 D M Miller 150 H C Lentz 1 80 J D A Fisher 2 20 C J Deal 1 42 D A Hampton 2 SO T W McGhee 90 CM Kimball 80 VV L Ray 50 do 1 35 C J Deal 1 95 J R Rice 1 90 Ira Darty 1 S3 J II Rice 2 50 W E Deal 1 88 W L Ray 2 35 J F Edwaids 80 B F Lively 1 25 W L Ray 1 75 H T Smithdeal 8 23 .1 A Hudson 2 57 D M Miner 2 55 G H Siiaver 8 10 Walter Graves 1 10 W M Ruth 3 10 X F Murdock 8 10 D W Julian 3 30 D B Rosebro 1 85 W A Thompson 3 57 J W Myrick ~ 4 72 -«— Moalos in the Hands of the Clerk of the Superior Court Belonging to Minors, tion-Bssidents and Others, Paid in by Administrators and Others. DECEMBER 1 ST 1907 The firet name is by whom paid and the second name is to whom belonging. Wilson Trott ad W N Lin ster $ 5 47 W M Miller CorneliusJones et al - 5 18 W Stoner ex Eva Ann Lew is 1 66 VV Stoner Luuda Pierce 64 Rufus Cline Hilbert Bruce 9 85 James W Haden Will Holt 9 70 C A Linn MaryF E Trexler 2 70 J H L Rice ad Wm Kiuttz heirs 12 18 Wm Linker Lena Dixon 2 90 Ellen Overcash ex Paul Overcash et al 6 00 J J Stewart Carrie Earu ' hardt 5 26 J J Stewart Lee Hargrave 2 63 J A Poole Lawson Poole 93 Milas Miller Minnie Miller 11 35 P E Reeves Annie Kerns et al 8 55 J H Cowan Chas Cowan 59 43 J A Bost Henry Host et al 55 85 J J Stewart com Maggie McBride et al 15 42 BurtonCraige com JnoDan iels 12 04 John A Locke com W W Harkey 14 34 Burton Craige com Cion Smith 34 02 J H H Sloop ad Mary Sloop 3 20 P S Carlton Geo Leazor 3 64 P S Carlton Martha Rusher 27 30 B B Miller com Geo Neely et al 19 44 John Casper EmmaE Arey 77 88 P S Carlton ad Thomas and Franklin Leazr 7 27 C L Wyatt ad Emma Brack en et al 4 01 D M Pennington Hugh Win ders et al 11 82 Renbin Harrison et al Annie Thomason et al 35 49 W A Eller ad Dora Eller 51 43 J F Murph ex Yost heirs 119 64 J C Miller W H Miller hrs 46 38 G W Connell ad Geo r3s Jenkins g^A47 85 J H McKenzie W T rence jB 89 87 Cssh Bilioeit li Bait if e. 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B. m Receiver, Deceiker 1st,, 1907 D M Miller 1 SO M L Jackson 1 50 T M Kerns 1 00 W P Sloop 30 Carl Russell 1 10 Isabelle Benson.$ 20 63 Ellen Kitnmons. 30 Martin Trexler. 22 93 Fred and Della Trexler. .. 9 66 Howard heirs. 24 07 David B Overcash. 3 60 John W Pethel. 43 OS Jesse and Walter Nail. ... 3 01 Carter heirs. 19 73 Susan Miller. 16 00 Gideon Frick. 48 53 Mahaley heirs. 4173 Roena Foard. 3 56 C L Corriher et al. 81 24 Hex heirs. 15 94 Frances Yarboro. 1 82 John L W Canup. 3 15 Witherspoon heirs. 70 53 Geo Oliphant. 40 21 B & L Overcash. 16 45 David Barringer. 163 29 Joicy Barringer. 118 28 Bertha I Lentz. 60 95 Edna R Hoover. 41 42 P P Surratt. 89 32 Rusher heirs . 54 91 Thera Mingis. 92 Ernest Ervin. 25 94 Leonard heirs. 99 52 Mary Lyerly. 43 66 Addle and Janie Lyerly. . . %'6 72 Brady heirs. 48 55 Jessie J Overcash.6 37 Total due, Recvrs bains $1 245 24 Cash deposits from def. .. 250 00 Fines & forfeits Nov trm 07 165 41 M F Hunt pension bal. ... 60 00 Green Cauble do .... 80 00 Bal due C. S. C. 90 77 $1 841 45 RECAPITULATION. To amt due witnesses&c 495 11 do non-residents &c 820 27 do bals due as recvr. 1 245 24 do cash dep from def 250 00 do fines, for. Nov tm 165 44 do M. F. Hunt pens balance. 60 00 do Green Cauble pen balance. 30 00 do due C. S. C. 90 77 $3 156 83 CREDIT By amt Dep Davis and Wiley Bank.$ 593 91 By amt dep 1st Nat Bk. . 829 97 do Peop B&T Co 390 32 do do Sav Dept 805 62 do WLT Co... 78143 do do Sav Dept. 168 84 To amt chks & cur in sfe 692 25 $3 156 88 J. F. McCUBBINS. C. S. C. Sworn and subscribed before me this the 10th day of Decem ber, 1907 J. L. Rundleman Notary Public My commission expires June, 26th, 1908, Capital $20,000 00 Beal Estate, Loans, Insurance SALISBURY, N. C. Two Valuable Farms For Sale. We offer for sale cheap the Captain Wilson Farm in South Rowan and near Mill Bridge; con sists of about 120 acres including one of the very best pieces of bot tom land in the State; has plenty of timber; two good dwelling houses, and in located in the best farming section of Rowan county; it is known as the Old V\ ilson Place. For price and terms, apply or write to our office. We also offer for quick sale a 46 acre farm three miles out of Salisbury; has good five room new dwelling; good barns; pas tures and lots fenced ; would make a splendid dairy farm. Can be bought now for $1,600. FENCE POSTS MADE DURABLE. Woods Given Sixteen Years’ Additional Ser vice by Preservation Treatment. Fence posts of many kinds of cheap wood which ordinarily would soon decay if set in the ground can be made to last for twenty years by a simple treat ment with creosote. Most of the so-callad “inferior” woods are well adapted to the treatment, and this is cpecially true of cot tonwood, aspen, willow, sycamore, low-grade pins, and some of the gu B s. When properly treated, these woods outlast untreated cedar and oak, which are becom ing too much iu demand for other uses to allow of their meeting the demand^for fence posts. Impregnation with creosote has beer, greatly cheapened by the “open tank,” which can be in stalled at a cost of from $30 to $45, or much less if an old boiler is used. A tank with a bottom 12 square feet in area will suffice for treating 40 or 50 6-inch posts a day. or double this number when two runs per day can be made. The absorption of creosote per post is about as follows: Eucalyp tus, one-tenth gallon; willow, two-tenths gallon ; sassafras, ash, hickory, red oak, elm, and mapie, four-tenths; Douglas fir, quacking aspen, and black walnut, six tenths gallon; sycamore, cotton wood, and lodgepole pine, seven teuths gallon. The price of creosote is about 10 cents per gal lon on the East and Middle West, 16 cents per gallon on the Pacific coast, and 27 cents per gallon in the Rocky Mountain -States. The cost of treating a post will there fore vary from 4 to 15 cents. Properly treated, it should give service for at least twenty years Experiments of the Forset Ser vice show that with peservative treatment the durability of lodge pole pine in Idaho is increased sixteen years. Thb cosd of creo sote is there relatively high, yet by treating posts there is a saving, with interest at 6 per cent, of 2 cents per post yearly, More im portant than the saving, however, is the fact that through preserva tive treatment other woods are fitted to take the place of cedar, ol which the supply is rapidly ex hausted. A detailed description of experiments in preserving fence posts, together with practical sug gestions for treating them on a commercial scale, are contained in Circular 117 of the Forest Ser vice. This publication can be ob tained upon application to the Forester at Washington, Now Is Tiie Time. •If advertising ever pays—and only ignorance denies that it does —it ought to pay more during the “dull” mouths between the holi days and spring than at any oth er season. It strikes us that this is the time for a live merchant to “get busy.” And yet the general run of business men in this part of the state usually lopi off thei advertising aud practically give up to the demou of dull times, instead of redoubling their ad vertising efforts to win trade. Naturally this is a subject in which we are selfishly interested, but it is one in which the wise business man will readily see that he also is far more deeply inter ested than we are. He has more at stake; he stands to make more. Advertising pays. Every printed word about a man or his business aids iu shaping his bank account and his deBtiny. The range of re sults is wide; the range of possi bilities boundless. Ou this sub ject oue of the oldest advertising agents in the country says: “It would be a foolish man in deed who would cut off his lire in surance when a conflagration loomed upon the horizon, c r who considered cancelling his life in surance when his health was poor. For exactly the same reason no wise busiuesa man will long con sider catting off his business in surance—which is advertising— simply because there is a little temporary tightening up of things financial,—Lexiugtou Dispatch. A Cure for Misery. “I have found a cure for the misery malaria poison produces,” says It. M. James of Louellen, S C. ‘Tt’s called Electric Bitters, I and comes in 50c bottles It ' breaks up a case of chills or a bil ious attack in almost no time ; and it puts yellow jaundice clean out of commission.” This great tonic medicine an t blood purifier gives quick relief in all stomach, live] and kidney complaints and the misery of lame back. Sold un der guarantee at all druggists. THE JUNIORS PlEXT HGNTH. Tha State Council of the Jr. 0. U. A. M, Will be Held in Winston In February. About, three hundred Juniors, says the Sentinel, are expected to attend the annual meeting of the state council Junior Order United American Mechanics, which will convene in Winston-Salem Feb ruary 18th for a two or three days session. The business sessions will prob ably be held in the Palm Room at Ziuzendorf Hotel. This, however, has not been definitely determined by the local committeeon arrange ment. The Juniors havo the largest membership and the order is per haps the wealthiest secret order in the state. The state council has about $10,000 in its treasury. In addition, many of the 200 councils own their own halls and have dank accounts. From an interview with Secre tary S F. Vance it was learned that there are over 16,500 Juniors in the state. During the past JVMI*. WWUUV IIWDIJ VJ OUUUlUlLlUfrD counoils have been instituted. “While this number is not so large, the rapid growth of the or der is shown in the rapid increase in membership of the old coun cils,” said Secretary Vance, who stated that the reports coming in were very gratifying. Some of the councils have doubled their membership during the past year. Mr Vance has no official figures yet, but he estimates a total gain of 2,000 mmbers in the state dur ing 1907. The local committee is prepar ing to give the visitors royal en tertainment. duritig their stay in Winston-Salem. The programme has not been arranged yet, though it is safe to say that a big banquet will be tendered the state council. There is a movement to elect John Reynolds, of Southside council, state vice-councilor at the meeting next month. Mr. Reynolds is a most capable and enthusiastic member of the order and local Juniors ase unanimous for him. Of the Lexington Oouucil the Dispatch says: Messrs. A. L. Crissmau, J. W. Lindsay and S. L. Owen are delegates from the Lexington coucil. The council hero now has 217 members and in its big treasury there is three thousand, one hundred and eighty-seven dollars and eighty two cents. In connection with the above it might be interesting to the Juniors in Salisbury and Rowan county to note that there are ten couuciis in this county distributed aB fol lows : Three in Salisbury, one at China Grove, one at Sponcr, one at Rockwell, one at Faith, one at Orescent, one at Union Church, and one at Gold Hill, all in very good condition and many report decided increase in their member ship. If the councils at Cleve land and Woodleaf had not failed Rowan would most likely be the banner county in the State, At the last report Rowan had 934 members but now has considera bly over 1,000. Guilford leads with 11 councils and at the last report had 1,078 members. If the Juniors of Rowan would get a move on them they could easily take the load. Iu addition to the 16,500 Juniors in the State there are 40 councils and over 2,000 members of the Daughters of Liberty, an auxiliary of the Juniors. The Daughters of Liberty will meet in Raleigh next April. FOR SUPERIOR VEGE TABLES Si FLOWERS. Our business, both in Garden and Farm Seeds, is one of the largest in this country, a result due to the fact that 8 Quality is always our first consideration, q We are headquarters for Grass and Clover Seeds, Seed Oats, Seed Potatoes, Cow Peas, Go;a Beans and other Farm Seeds. Wood’s Descriptive Catalogue Is the best and most practical of seed catalogues, An up-to-date aud re cognized authority on all Garden FOR SALE. - Flour: Perfection Straight, and Pancake; Buck wheat Flour, Meal, Chops, Corn Wheat aud Oats, MixoJ Feed. Shupusg Bros,, Bock A STRANGE GASE. Cabarrus Bride Disappears Soon After Mar riage and Not Heard From Until After Death. Mrs. Lottie Barnhardt, of No. 5 township, was in Concord yester day, and gave us the particulars of a strange case, involving the disappearance and recent death of her daughter-in-law, the wife of Rufus J Barnhardt. On February 21, 1905, Mr. Barndardt was married to Miss Lucy Holdbrooks, of Linoolnton, who was then 19 years of age. Miss Holdbrooks was a grand niece of Mrs. Lottie Barnhardt, and came here from Lincolnton to live with her. Three weeks after her marriage she told her husband that she wanted to go to her old home to get her olothes and other things, and would re turn in a few days. Nothing fur ther was heard from her, although diligent effort was made to discov er her whereabouts, On October 26, last, M. L. Par ker, of Faith, wrote Mr. Barnhardt a letter saying his wife was at his home at the point of death, and if he wanted to see her alive he must come at once. This letter did not reach Mr. Barnhardt until laBt week, overtwo months after it was written, being delayed m transit in some unknown way. Mr Barnhardt at once got A. D. Wilson to go to Faith to investi gate the matter. Mr. Wilson found that Mrs. Barnhardt had died two days after Mr. Parker wrote the letter, or on October 28, 1907. It seems that Mrs. Barnhardt had been living at.Faith for some time under an assumed name. She made her hame at Mr. Par ker’s, and did not reveal her iden tity to any one until she did bo to he: pastor two days before her death. Dr. A. B. Goodman at tended her in her last illness and did everything possible for her. Truth is indeed stranger than fiction.—Concord Times. New Post Office Rules. The postmaster ganeral has is sued to publishers of newspapers Order No, 907 containing amend ments to the postal laws and reg ulations applicable to seoond-clasB matter effective Jan. 1, 1908: Under the new regulations a newspaper is held to be a “publi cation regularly issued at stated intervals less frequently than weekly and having the character istics of sceond-class matter pre scribed by statute.” Concerning subscriptions the rules are very strict. The section relating thereto reads as follows: “A reasonable time will be al lowed publishers to secure renew als of subscriptions, but unless subscriptions are expressly renew ed after the term for which they are paid, within the following periods: “Dnilies, within three months; tri-weeklies, within three months; semi-weeklies, within nine months; weeklies, within one year; semi-weeklies, within three months; monthlies, within four mouths; bi-monthlies, within six months, quarterlies, within six months, they shall not be counted in the legitimate list of subscribers, and copies mailed on account thereof Bhall not be ac cepted for mailing at the second class postage rate of one cent for each four ouuces or fraction there of prepaid by stamps affixed. The right of a publisher to extend credit for subscriptions to his publication is not denied or ques tioned, but his compliance or ncu cumpliance with this regulation will be taken into consideration iii determining whether the publi cation is entitled to transmission it the second-class postage rates, The section governing the mail ing of sample copies limitB the number to be sent out under the e-ceut-a-pound rate to 10 per cent of the total weight of copies mailed to subscribers during the year. in regaru to wiu awvu, jla., Varner, editor of the lexington Dispatch and President of the National Editioral Association, went to Washington to contor with Postmaster General Von Meyer on the subject. Mr. Var ner succeeded in having the law deferred until April 1st, 190S, after which time it will go into effect. This means to^THE Watchvan and its subscribers who have not paid up by the 1st of April, that we will have to part company. We hope therefore that all who are in arrears will come forward before the expiration of this time and make settlement, as each can I easily do, if they will. Owing to these conditions we will send out , statements to all who cannot be • reached otherwise and hope that , we will find a readiness to settle on the part of the good people , to whom we have been lenient.