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9 R. F. D No. .. State. ®
The People are Busy Raling Hay and Cut
ting Wood for Market.
Hamptons Creek, N. C., Jan.
9.—After a week’s absence Joe
will scratch a few items to the
noble Watchman again.
The health of the neighborhood
is very good except Mrs. Jacob
Kluttz, woo is very ill with heart
trouble, so the doctor says. We
wish her a speedy recovery.
Mr. and Mrs. T, Maxwell Hols
houser have moved from his fath
er’s near here and has located near
Granite Quarry.
The people near here are busy
chopping wood and baling hay and.
fodder for market.
The school at Holsbouser’e
school house is being successfully
taught by Mr. Henry Trexler, He
is a prominent young man, raised
near Hampton’s Creek, educated
at Crescent and is leaving a good \
mark to start on. We wish him
future success.
Rev. N. D. Boddie visited Mr. ;
H. Lewis Lyerly Saturday and D.
Max Lyerly’s Saturday night.
Mrs. Rev. R, L. Brown is ablte j
to be out again, we are glad to ji
note. |
The farmers will hold a town-i’
ship meeting at the Rowan Acade- 1
my Saturday Jan. 14. Everj'body j
come. j
With best wishes to the Watch- !
man, We remain, Joe. !
The Southern Railroad has
adopted the block system for their
entire road. This is a step in the
right direction. It will save both
life and property.—Raleigh Times.
Police Blundered In Charging Aged Cou
ple With Burglary.
New York, Jan. 7.—Held since
last Saturday on charges of burg
lary because the police found
their apartments filled with packs
ofvarious kinds Thomas Robinson,
eighty-one years of age, and his
wife Hannah, aged seventy-one,
were today discharged by Magis
trate Moss, and the charges
against them dismissed. Mrs.
Robinson did not learn the cause
of her arrest until after her dis
charge today, and fainted in court
when informed by^er attorney.
The police had opened hundreds
of the packages, all of which con
tained receipts showing that the
goods had been purchased and not
stolen; and detectives from all
the department stores in the city]
had gone over the strange collec
tion only to find that evrery ar
ticle examined and traced had
been paid for. The original ex
planation given by Thome,s Rob
inson, that his wife had long been
in the habit of purchasing and
hoaring articles of all kind3, is
accepted by the police.
The Gastonia Gazette says:
Whatever may come of the pres
ent disturbed condition of the cot
ton market, one cannot but ad
mire the determination of the
farmers to hold for a better mar
ket aud congratulate them upon
their ability to make so much
stronger resistance now than they
were able to do a few years ago.
They are in better condition, they
are able to hold for a better price,
and nothing else at this time
seems advisable. The proposition
to burn the surplus strikes one as
Shoots His Wife Through Jealousy and
She May Die.
John Dees, a white man living
on Dr. J. B. Eubank’s farm in
Lanes Creek township, while in a
drunken condition, shot his wife
early this morning. The weapon
used was a 32 calibre pistol. The
ball entered the groin and it is
not known how serious the wound
is. Dees has been arrested. Mrs.
Dees was at the ’phone talking
when her husband in his maudlin
drunkness concluded that she was
conversing with a man and he
became insanely jealous and shot
her, as above stated, and also
struck her on the head with the
weapon. When mot drinking
Dees is a hard working, good citi
zeu and is peaceful and quiet in
his family. Liquor does bother
folks who do bother it. A good
woman must suffer and in all
probability meet death on account
of liquor she never touched,—
Monroe Enquirer.
Western Congressmen Scored.
Washington, Jan. 6.—A sensa
tional address was made to the
forestry congress this morning by
George H. Maxwell, the executive
chairman of the national irriga
tion congress. He scored con
gress for its refusal to repeal the
timber and stone act, and declar
ed that the House public lands
committee, the western members
of which, he alleged, “had delib
erately prevented action” on the
measure, and thus “allowed the
stealing to continue, should be
held up to public inquiry and
lashed at the cart’s with a whip
of outraged sentiment,”
Road and Street Improvements Ordered.
Jurors for Next Term.*
At the recent meeting of the
County Commissioners a number
of very important matters were
considered, as follows:
Long street, one of the main
thoroughfares of the city, and one
that stands in constant need of
improvment, came in for a goodlv
share of legislation. A. S. Heil
ig appeared before the commis
ioners and agreed to furnish rock
for the macadam and the city
agreed to furnish a crusher. It
was then ordered that several
camps be established on Long
Street and rock be purchased at
50 cents the cubic yard. The work
begins near the home of Hon.
John S. Henderson and continues
to East Spencer. Messrs. Bern
hardt, Kluttz and Hartman were
asked to confer as to what the
city would give. It was agreed
that the same committee should
take steps toward the discontin
uance of the Lexington road from
the Vance Cotton Mills to the
cattle pens at Spencer, provided
that the Southern Railway will
give $500 for this.
Touching the county home, it
was ordered that the brick build
ing occupied by the colored peo
ple be tern down and a new four
room house be built at a suitable
distance from the cook room. It
was further ordered that a man
be employed to cultivate the
lands, that a mule, wagon and
tools be purchased for the pur
pose of carrying on this.
J. H. Mahaley was ordered to
clean up the pest house and to
make an effort to secure some re
liable person to occupy the “sus
pect” house to protect this pro
perty from vandalism.
C. M, Miller was appointed sur
veyor in the place of T. B. Wet
more, who was elected in Novem
ber and who as yet has not quali
fied. \\ hen Mr. Miller became
city engineer, it was thought best
for him to give up his county
work. The Democratic Executive
Committee appointed Mr. Wet
more and he was elected. No
reason has been assigned for his
failure to qualify.
The Lext term of court will be
a short one, only one week and
but one set of jurors was chosen.
These are: Frank B. Miller,
George L. Kluttz, Jacob E.
Kluttz, Jesse T, Cranford, D. A.
Wiley, N. P. Murphy, R. H.
Bringle, James D. Coggin, D. L.
Gaskill, Frank R. Brown, Albert
B. Leonard, F. N. Brown, George
L. Lyerly, D. H. Hinson, J. D.
Silliman, J. C. Umberger, J. A.
Click, J. K. Cuthbertson, J. C.
Fisher, G. G. Ritchie. J. C. Me
Canless, R. L. Weddington, D.
C. Bradshaw, Crawford Miller,
John A. Eagle, Theo. D. Brown,
John W. Miller, Jr., David W.
Morgan, A. J. Lippard, B. W.
Freeze, William P. Carrigan, R.
A. Moose, P. P. Shoe and P. O.
The superintendent of the coun
ty criminal road force reported 12
white and 34 colored prisoners.
W. R. Wallace was awarded the
contract for feeding the convicts
and Kluttz & Rendleman were
given the supplying of feed for
the stock belonging to the coun
The board endorsed the move
ment of Mrs. Chadborne and
Mrs. C. Brown towards the erec
tion of a reformatory. The let
ter of Mrs. Brown was read and
heartily approved. The legisla
ture will be petitioned to make
this addition to the penal life.
i A Home Paper for Home People by Home
Rev. Trexler Pounded. Work of Mission
ary Society. A Good School.
Manning, Jan. 10. — Lingle
Bros., will ship several car loads
of cotton seed this week, if cars
can be secured.
Mrs. Lillian Sifford has been
very sick for some weeks with
typhoid malaria. She is slightly
improved now.
There was four marriages in
our community during the holi
Mrs. L. H. Brown is succeeding
well with the school at this place.
She has 65 on the roll.
Wood Benson and family have
moved to a farm near Lebanon
Rev. H. A. Trexler and family
were “pounded” during the holi
days by members of his charge.
The value, in money, of the gifts
brought was about $40.00, and
was the “biggest pounding” Mr.
Trexler has ever received since he
entered the ministry, sixteen years
The W. H. F. Missionary So
ciety of Salem have collected
about $86,00 for the great
“Twenty Thousand Dollar Fund”
which all mission worxers of the
General Synod, South, are stir
ing for
“Aunt” Sarah Rex, a lady 78
years of age, fell Saturday ana
broke her fright leg above the
knee. This is a most unfortunate
accident, for her age will seriously
retard the knitting together of the
Has the Homestead Law Served Its Pur
We notice there are a number
of suggestions from various quar
ters for the enacting of special
laws to secure the collection of
debts from parties not worth the
homestead. If the homestead law
has served its purpose, then the
thing to do is to repeal it, and
take it off the statute books. This
would be simpler and better than
to pass any law that seems at
least to be a sort of a short cut to
accomplish that which can be
done by a plain and simple pro
The homstead law may have
been a necessity at one time; we
judge it was, but many of the
wisest and best business men be
lieve it ought to have been abol
ished years ago.
Certain it is, that the credit, in
business transactions of every man
not worth $2,000, has been de
stroyed, and in order to trade,
these men have had to execute
mortvasres. whfvrnasi tuifVmnt. t.Vio
homestead exemption, they could
have traded on an open account,
or upon a simple note.
It is easy to see. this law has
worked to the detriment of the
very men it was intended to help.
But as to its repeal, such a thing
will hardly be proposed,—Raleigh
Adams Declared Elected.
Denver, Colo,, January 7. -
Alva Adams was tonight declared
to be the duly elected governor of
Colorado. The returns showed
Adams 123,078; Peabody 113,304;
Plurality for Adams 9,774.
— --• •
Condition at Port Arthur.
Tokio, Jan, 9.—In well inform
ed circles it is estimated that the
original garrison of Port Arthur
numbered about 38,000 to 40,000
men, including sailors. The
killed, those who died of sickness
and missing are placed at over
Completed as Far South as Southern End
of Danville Division.
In line with the policy of the
present management of the South
ern Railway, the block telegraph
system has just been extended as
far south as Spencer, N. C,, the
southern end the Danville divis
ion. This makes the travel on
the portion of the system from
Washington to Spencer, a dis
tance of 334 miles, much safer.
For a considerable time this sys
tem was in use as far south as
Lynchburg, and the extension in
dicated has been the means of
giving 43 additional men employ
ment. The extended service is
costing the system something over
$2,000 a month.
Superintendent Ooapman, of
the Danville division, whose di
vision has just been treated so
well by the management, gives
out the information that the com
pany has authorized the extension
of the service over the entire sys
tem between Spencer and Atlan
ta, Ga., thus making a continu
ous piece of road of 648 miles un
der the block system.
The telegraph offices are located
three and a half miles apart on
the average between Washington
and bpencer, but while it is not
known, it is hardly expected the
offices will be quite so close south
of Spencer as they are iu this
Mr. Coapmau showed that the
spreading out of the block service
of the system means that the
Southern already has more miles
of track being operated uuder the
manual block system than any
other railroad in the country.
The improvement will cost the
Southern many thousands of dol
lars annually, but it will greatly
facilitate the movement of trains
and insure a greater degree of
safety to the passage of trains
that could not be secured ii\ any
other way.—Danville Bee.
Reduction ot Acreage Pledged.
Charlotte, N. C., Jan. 7.—The
farmers of Mecklenburg county,
800 in number, held a mass-meet
ing here today and pledged them
selves to hold the balance of their
crop for ten cents and to reduce
acreage next season 25 per cent. A
committee was appointed to ar
range to have the remaining cot
ton stored in bonded warehouses,
200 bales to be forthcoming at
once for storage. A committee
was also appointed to attend the
state convention at Raleigh on
the 17th instant.
Jordan Against Burning.
New Orleans, Jan. 9.—President
Harvie Jordan, of the Southern
Cotton Growers’ Protective Asso
ciation, declares against the burn
ing of cotton in a letter to the
New Orleans Progressive Union.
He says he is using all endeavors
to put a stop to the practice.
“1 am doing all in my power
to discourage the idea,” said Mr.
Jordan. “It is not necessary and
no such action will even be sug
gested at the New Orleans con
vention. We hope to be able
to make arrangements along
business lines that will solve the
present problem, and also those
in the future relative to the price
of cotton. There wili be a large
number of bankers and Southern
cotton manufacturers at the meet
ing. We need the active co-oper
ation of our bankers and also the
spinners if we are to take our cot
ton out of the hands of specula
tors. The New Orleans conven
tion will be much more largely
attended than at first anticipated,
and the commissioners of agricul
ture of all Southern States will be

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