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Salisbury, N. C., Wednesday, January 4th„ 1904. Wm. H. Stewart, Editor
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ITEMS FROM SHAVERTOWN.
Fine Porkers. Preaching at Zion and Luth
er’s. Congratuiahlons for the Wntchnan.
Shavertown, N. C., Jan. 2.—
Well the holdidays are about over
and with pen in hand the writer
will send a few items to our North
Carolina Watchman, and if this
escapes the waste basket the read
ers of the Watchman may hear
from our place again. We ex
tend our heartiest congratulations
and wish much success to the
Watchman and hope to see it
grow wide in circulation.
We have had very nice weather
for Christmas, although the roads
are exceedingly muddy.
Messrs. Calvin and Link File
passed through here on their way
from Paimersville, where ,t,hey
have been rabbit hunting during
the holidays.
W. Love Kirk recently killed
two nice porkers, one weighing
about 375 lbs., and the other 335,
their ages being nine months and
fifteen dayB.
Miss Mattie Taylor, of Albe
marle, has been visiting friends
and relatives in our vicinity. She
retnrned home Monday.
Miss Verda Cotton, one of the
popular young ladies of our place,
will leave soon to enter school at
Unionville. We wish her much
success in her studies.
There will be preaching at Zion
M. E. church next Sunday at 11
a. m. by Rev. J. C. Postell, also
at Luther’s at the same hour, by
Rev. Charlie Pless.
We would be more than glad to
hear from Betsy of Millertown.
With much success to the
Watchman and all its readers, ae
ever, Laddbb.
TO PROTECT COTTON.
Consolidate Interests in One Bureau Will
tie Plan of Convention.
New Orleans, Dec. 30 —It is
understood that the plan that
will be advocated by the radicals
in the cotton convention to be
held in New Orleans, January 24,
to consider the cotton situation
will be the consolidation of all the
allied interests of the south in one
gigantic cotton bureau.. Invita
tions to that effect will be sent
out by Col. Harvie Jordan, presi
dent of the Cotton Growers Asso
ciation, backed by a number of
prominent cotton planters, ad
dressed to the heads of all the al
lied cotton organizations, asking
them to convene their associations
wiih the cotton growers and form
this great bureau for the protec
tion of all the interests of cotton.
Ihe JLexas Ornners Association is
one of the bodies that will be ask
ed to consolidate, also the Boll
Weevil Convention, of which Col.
E- S Peters, of Calvert, T^xas, is
the head, the Farmers Union of
Texas, comprising more than
800,000 cotton planters and all
the great bodies whose business is
the raising or handling of cotton.
Southern bankers, brokers, rail
roads and merchants will be ask
ed to join the movement. The
alleged purpose of the organiza
tion is to protect cotton against
all its alleged enemies, including
mill men, boll weevil and specu
lators.
The price of The Watchman is
$1.00 per year, but our special
offer makes it possible for you to
get it from NOW till April 1st,
1006, for 60c CASH.
Idle Negro Boys.
Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 30.—The
last day’s session of the negro ed
ucators of the south was called to
order today by President Wright.
Several papers were read and dis
cussed, among them being one by
Dr. J. H. N. Warning, principal
of the colored high and training
school of Baltimore, His sub
ject was “The Problem—Our
Boys.”
He said that only a small num
ber of negro boys are in the
schools today. “It is a matter of
common knowledge that the negro
boys are not at work,” he said,
“and one of the crying evils
among us is that our women in
large numbers are supporting
worthless men and boys. Furth
er, an unfortunate historic fact
about our boys is that they fur
nish an enormously undue pro
portion ot the criminal popula
tion. Another unfortunate fact
is that the dens of vice which
thrive on the patronage of our
men and boys are in a most flour
ishing condition.”
Dr. Warning said it was the du
ty of the colored ministers to
touch and develop in the members
of the race a higher ambition and
teach them the evil of their ways.
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The New Monroe Doctrine.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 30.—The
Novoe Vremya today publishes an
article on the ‘‘New Monroe Doc
trine of America.” While not
objecting to what terms the
‘‘hands-off policy” of the United
States, nor even to the ‘ honest
broker” declares that ‘‘the trou
ble is that the United States do
not seem to want to confine the
doctrine to South America but to
have a finger in every European
pie.”
RESOLUTIONS BY THE COTTON PLANTERS
Saturday’s Meeting. Committees Appoint
ed. Looking to Permanent Organiza
tion. To Meet Jan. 21st.
A well attended and enthusias
tic meeting of the cotton planters
of Rowan county was held in the
court house in Salisbury en Sat
urday, 3l8t of December, 1904.
The meeting was held for the pur
pose of making some arrangement
by which the low price of cotton
might be avoided and the staple
upheld to a living price.
The meeting was called to or
der by Alexander Peeler, the pres
ident. The roll of townships was
called, all those present reported
that the majority of the planters
in the county were in favor of
holding for better prices.
The following resolutions were
offered by the committee on reso
lutions :
Whereas, The price of cotton is
much below the cost of produc
tion we agree to store and hold the
larger portion of our cotton on
hand and not sell till a remunera
tive price may be obtained.
2nd, Resolved, That we ur
gently request all farmers to plant
less cotton in the future and diver
sify their crops, thereby making a
living for themselves easier and
prices more remunerative and sat
isfactory
3rd. Resolved, That we rec
ommend that a meeting be called
in each township on the 14th day
of January, 1905, at 1 o’clock, p.
m., at the various voting pre
cincts, for the purpose of discus
sing the propriety of holding cot
ton for better prices and that the
said meeting elect a committee of
five from their township to meet
at the court house in Salisbury on
the 21st of January, 1905, at 12
o’clock M.. to form a permanent
organization.
The former committee appoint
ed at last meeting was requested
to advertise said township meet
ing and report their action.
The following committee from
the several townships were re-ap
pointed: From Salisbury, Messrs.
J. F. Barringer, G. L Russell and
Jacob Sowers; Scotch Irish,
Smoot Henly and W. A. Niblock;
Unity, J. K. Culbertson, R. B.
Bailey and James Foster; Frank
lin, J. Cicero Miller, D. M. Black
welder and J. A. Thomason;
Prvidence, Dr. C. M. Pool, J. H.
Frick and James Reid; Morgan,
William Eagle, G. A. Trexlera^nd
W, C. Lisk; Litaker, G. H. Page,
L. M. Peeler and R. A. Raney;
China Grove, R. A. Moose. Moses
Stirewalt and’Vance Miller; At
well, W. E. Deal, Hope Shulen
barrier and Wilson Deal; Mt.
Ulla, S. E. Menius, J. K. Good
man and J. C. Houston; Cleve
land, B. A.‘-Knox, B. B. Harris
and W^P.^Rusher; Locke, W. L.
Harris, James Lingle ana Elijah
Miller; Steele, Henry Goodnight
andB. S. Krider; Gold Hill, A.
A. Trexler, J. A. M, Brown and
J. C. Shoe.
Respectfully submitted.
J. A Fisher, )
S. A. Earnhart, Com.
N. W. Menius, )
The meeting then adjourned to
meet on the 21st January, 1905
Congressman Gudger Robbed.
Asheville, N. C., Dec. 81.—
Congressman Gudger who attend
ed the Lieutenant Pritchard fu
neral at Marshall Thursday, was
robbed while there of $25 in mon
ey and $200 in checks. Mr.
Gudger had left the money and
checks in his room. The thief
effected an entrance and stole the
property. It is said there are no
clue to the robbery.
Try The Wathman, 1 year 50c.
STATE’S EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS.
Dr. Mclver Gives Some Important Fig
ares.
A year ago at Atlanta I had the
privilege of addressing this asso
ciation upon the subject of “Lo
cal Taxation- and Community
Philanthropy,” illustrated by
conditions in North Carolina. I
fear, therefore, that what I shall
say this morning may be useles
repetition to many. My story,
however, shall be brief and con
sist chiefly of a comparison be
tween the educational condition
}f North Carolina in 1900 and
1904, as shown by our public re
ports, though not exactly in the
form in which I shall present
them. I submit the following
cheerful list of facts showing the
educational progress of North
Carolina for the four years since
1900:
1. Increase in length of school
term—16 per cent.
2. Increase in average salary
for white teachers—16 per cent.
3. Increase in school population
—4 per cent.
4. Increase in school enroll
ment—22 per cent.
5. Increase in average attend
ance—42 per cent.
6. Increase in school property
—65 per cent.
7. Increase in salary for state
superintendent—33£ per cent.
8. Increase in the average salary
of country superintendents—over
100 per cent.
9. Increase in total school fund
—about 100 per cent.
10. Increase in the number of
local tax districts, 663.
11. Decrease in number of
school districts bv consolidation,
441.
12. Number of libraries estab
lished, 887.
13. Number of new school
houses built, 1015.
While the state is still far be
low what she ought to be and
what she soon will be in length of
school term, teachers’ salaries and
general educational investment,
it is advancing at every point;
and in its entire history, the state
has rarely taken a backward step
after undertaking to do any good
thing.—Raleigh Post.
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The “Outs” Object.
Asheville, N. C., Dec. 31—The
Republicans of this section who
are numbered among the “outs”
met in the court house at noon to
day to enter formal protest
against the re-appointment in
North Carolina of any federal
officeholder who has served eight
years or longer. During this in
teresting meeting several speeches
were made by prominent Repub
licans. State Chairman Thomas
S. Rollins, who was present, talk
ed several minutes. Mr. Rollins
declared that he took sides neither
with the “ins” nor the “outs.”
but he desired to know the wishes
of the Republicans in this state.
He said he was under no obliga
tions to either Bide save from a
party standpoint, but that gener
ally he favored rotation in office.
At the conclusion of the talks a
resolution was adopted asking the
state chairman not to recommend
for reappointment those who have
held office for two terms. The
resolution also asks the president
not to appoint those office hold
ers. A copy of the resolution
will be sent to President Roose
velt.
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Winston-Salem, N. C., Dec. 30.
—Three suits have already been
instituted against the city of
Winston as a result of the reser
voir disaster Wednesday morning,
November 2. The complaints have
not been filed, hence the amount
of damages claimed is not known.
HOLDING COTTON AT FAITH.
Sermons, Marriages, Improvements anl
Visiting. The Watchman Grows.
Faith, N. C., Jan. 2.—Rev. J.
M. L. Lyerly preached Sunday,
new year’s day, at the Reformed
church. In the afternoon Rev.
E. Fullenwider preached at the
Lutheran church, assisted by Rev,
C. P. Fisher. Six members were
received in the church at this meet
ing.
Emanuel Council will meet in
joint council with Faith Tuesday
at 10 a. m., Jan. 3rd, to complete
arrangements to erect a Lutheran
parsonage in Faith.
D. A. Wiley has returned from
Cabarrus county, where he has
been visiting friends and hunting.
They bagged 22 birds one day.
Cotton seed is being shipped by
Peeler Brothers by the car load.
There is a great deal of cotton at
the gin houses of R. A. Raney and
Peeler Brothers waiting for better
prises.
Harvey Beaver and family is in
on a visit from Lithonia, Ga.
They will move back to Faith
having formally lived here. They
think it is the best place to live
that they have found in all their
travels.
The three sons of Adam Earn
hart are doing a good basinets
ginning cotton at their new gin
near the county horns.
Another large family moves to
Faith. J. C. Lingle moves in his
new residence just completed by
W. S. Earnhart, the contractor.
There are four young ladies in
this family, all college graduates.
(Nuf sed boys.) Mr. Lingle re
tires from farm life and moves
here to live with us, where he will
attend to his financial affairs.
Several other families left their
farms and moved to Faith recent
ly. Among them were Solomon
Yost, Wm. Basinger, D. A, Peel
er and others and we hear of oth
ers who will do likewise.
The list for the Carolina
Watchman is growing every day
and in a short time it will take a
great big bundle of papers to sup
ply us all out here on the granite
belt.
Andy Casper is having a new
house built by Contractor W, S.
Earnhart, a large addition to his
present one.
Claudius Shuping is visiting his
parents. He has been appointed
freight agent and operator at Fair
Forest, S. C.
Frank Jackson and Miss Annie
Bearnhart. and John Beaver and
Mia& Nannie Parks were recently
married. We hope they will set
tle in Faith. There is room for
all. Vbnos.
Brittlan-Lyerly.
Married, at the residence of the
officiating magistrate, 808 South
Jackson Street, by F. M. Tarr,
Esq,, on the 1st of January, 1905,
Cary Lee Brittian, of High Point,
N. C., and Miss Anna Lyerly, of
Rowan county. The party left
at once for a long bridal tour tak
ing with them the best wishes of
their many friends.
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Items From Faith.
Dec. 29th, 1904.—John McNairy
one of Faith’s merchants was
married yesterday to Miss Hattie
Russell, of Pearson Co., near
Roxboro, at the home of the
bride’s parents. Rev. W. H. Mc
Nairy, of Lenoir, a brother of J.
McNairy, performed the ceremony.
The young couple are now at the
McNairy home at Crescent. They
will locate in Faith where they
will make their future home. May
their future life be a long and
happy one. V*NU»,

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