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I THl a0*lRS Watchman. ay, January 3, S905. Wm. H. Stewart, Editor. $ CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY, A Negro Dies From the Kick of a Horse. Attempted Suicide. Concord Times Dec. 29th. The missionary sale at Bear CreeK last Saturday was the most successful one ever held there, hotwithstanding the inclement v weather. The proceeds amounted to *170. John Turner, colored, who was kicked last week by Dr. Walker’s horse at Corl & Wadsworth’s stables, died Sunday night. Tur ner was a good negro, and had been working at Corl’s stables for many years. He was a splendid hand and well thought of by white people of Concord. Mayor J. B. Caldwell entertain ed the city officials to dinner at Hotel Normandy last Tuesday, and the city aldermen and water commissioners to supper. The operatives in mill No. 3 at the Cannon Manufacturing Co. last |week presented J. S. [Ro berts, overseer, and J. A. Wi ley, assistant overseer, each a handsome gold watch chain and charm. The warehouse in Kansas City, Mo., in which the York Furniture Co. had quite a good deal of fur niture stoied was burned recently with its contents. The loss was covered by insurance. In the school district in which Bethel School is located, there are 134 children, 63 males and 71 fe males. The report of this school for the first month just passed shows that there are 134 on the roll, and an average attendance of 115. This fine attendance is due to the fact that both parents and children are greatly interest ed in the school, and this is due in a measure that they have an excellent teacher, J. W. B. Long. A number of trees have been set out on the grounds. Mr. Gip Hatley, a young man about 22 years of age, who lives near Enochville, attempted to take his own life last Tuesday night by swallowing laudanum. He was attended by Dr. J. W. Flow, of Glass, who with some neighbors worked with him nearly all night. It is said that his affairs was the cause of the trouble. The young man was ad dicted to the use of drugs. He is now getting along all right. Concord Times, Jan. 2, 1906. Superior Court will convene on the 29th, Judge Henry R, Bryan, of Newbern, presiding. Mr, and Mrs. R. H. Holdbrooks, of No. 4, spent holidays in Rowan county with the family of Mrs. Holdbrook’s father, Peter Frieze. Quite a number of the members of Centre Grove Lutheran Church went to China Grove last week to present their pastor, Rev. J. Q. Wertz, with a purse and other things. John Safrit, who lived on West Depot street, died last Saturday night of consumption. He was 28 years of age, and leaves his wife and three children. He was a son of the late Matthew Safrit, Rev. Hendrson Miller, who for several years has been pastor of the Lutheron church at Middle point, O., on January 1st took charge of the First English Lu. theran Church of Columbus, 0., Dr. Miller was formerly principal of Mount Amcena Seminary at Mt. Pleasant. -«k • The Weaver Piano Today stands in the front, rank among the most distinguished high grade pianos made, Guaranteed and sold by G. W. Frix, Salisbury, N. C, GOMMiSSIQMERS MET MONDAY. Jury Drawn for the Next Court and Other Items. While the commissioners ot many other counties weretpkiug a rest those of old Rowan were at their post and doing business. Among the items that came up for consideration were the follow ing: The report of Mrs. Patter son, superintendent of the county home, was made. She states there are seven inmates six white and one colored. The committee appointed to look into the possibility of clean ing out Grant creek, reported pregress and was continued. Five aspirants for the position of superintmdent of the chain gang filed application. The elec tion of a superintendent was post poned until the next meeting. Allowances amounting to $58 were made to the out-of-door poor. It was ordered that a jury be appointed to lay off the road from the Wheeler addition through the McCanless land across to Yost house, assess damages, have survey made and report. A, M. Cruse., J. C. Miller, J. A. Fisher, P, D, Linn and Rufus Rainey were ap pointed. The contract for feeed and sup plies for January was awarded to Klutz & Rendlemau. The following jurors were drawn for the first week: C. M. Bobbitt, A. B, Watson, James M. Davis, Robert Bruce, S. E. Petrea, Jul ius A. Peeler, W. M. Sloop, J. W. Hammili, Jno. M. Jenkins, J. B. Goodnight, Geo. G. Ritchie, R. A. Lyerly, James M. Trexler, C. A. Kesler, Geo. M. Barringer, Alf. E. Beaver, Luther J. Ketner, J. A. Linn, J. W. Harris, J. Wilson Deal, J. M. Bostian, W. G. Riden hour, R. A. Smith, L. J, Ribelin, W. P. Arey, Walter Burrage, C. M. Lyerly, W. B. Summersett, W. T. Burke, M. M. Kirk, R. J. Lof lin, L. W. Miller, J. B. Kerns, David W. Morgau, H. Love Good man, T. C. Taylor. Second week: L. W. Lingle, P. J, Cress, A. L. Lipperd, Jno. L. Link, Jno. A. Locke, W. T. Gardner, J. C. My ers, A. A. Morgan, J. C. Wilhelm J. A. Rendlemeii, J. T, Rabon. C. J. Cruse, D. E. Overcash, Hender son M. Brown, Henry Rufty, Wm. A. Eller, David S. Brown, W. P. Hackett, Chas. F. Piper, J. K. Link, Geo, D. Peeler, Bruner. T. Propst, E. S. Baker, Z. Augustus Kluttz. J. H. Tippett was appointed supervisor for all of Salisbury township, C. M. Cress having re fused to serve. Won’t Wear Grandma’s Gown, Washington, Dec. 29.—Miss Al ice Roosevelt will not go to New York until the latter part of Jan uary, presumably to make some additions to her trousseau, which is already well under way. It can be stated on good authority that she will not wear her grandmoth er’s wedding gown as it has been reported she would. Her bridal robe will be entirely new. Miss Roosevelt spent the greater part of the morning with Mrs. Charles S. Bromwell, wifeof the superintendent of Public Buddings and Grounds. Later, she and Mrs. Bromwell took luncheon at the New Willard. Iu the after noon Miss Roosevelt joined a par ty of young people at a nntinee. Rev. J. H. Fesperman, of this city, who has writen several books of considerable interest, has just completed the manuscript |or an other, entitled “the Ministry of Love,’’ which is dedicated to his late wife. Rev. Fespernun ex pects to put it in the hancs of a publisher at an early day. 1 . . / f STATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY. A Music Hall and Auditorium for the Preshfferiai College. Stacesville Landmark, Dec. 29th. Mrs. R, P. Patterson died at her home near Bryantsville Wednesday morning at 4 o’clock of consumption. Her husband and three cnildren survive. The remains were interred at Damas cus church yesterda.y Cards have been issued announ cing the marriage of Miss Mollie Elizabeth Brown and William Os car Murph at the home of the bride’s pirents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Brown, in the Amity neighbor hood, |at 8 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, January 3rd. The Mooresville Loan and Trust Qq., at Mooresville, was chartered last week with an authorized capi tal of $100 000 with $5,000 sub scribed. The incorporators are: J. E. Sherrill. C. P. McNeely, W. W. Rankin, J. M. Deaton and other citizens of Mooresville. Deputy Sheriff J. M, Deaton brought Will Blackwell, 'colored, to jail here Wednesday. Black mer is charged with stealing a horse from John Follett. of Mooresville. He was arrested in Salisbury a few days rgo when he attempted to dispose ifh the horse. The Confederate monument was completed Saturday and now stands in the court house yard as a monument also to the patience and determined efforts of the Daughters of the Confederacy and others who labored, in season and out of season, to the end that this might be an accomplished fact. It is a handsome, graceful monument,, and does credit to the Carolina Marble and Granite Con * pany, which erected it. The statute of the Confederate pri vate, cut from gray granite, is particularly well done. He is arrayed in light marching order— cartridge box and canteen, and blanket drawn across his shoul ders—and stands at parade rest. The total cost is about $1,816. The unveiling will take place sometime in the spring—probably May 10th. Recently a friend of Statesville Female College told Dr. Scott, the president, that he would build a music hall and auditorium for the institution, tb cost not less than $5,000, if the friends of the college would raise $6,000 to pay the mortgage debt on the present building. At a recent meeting of Concord Presbytery in Statesville Dr. Scott laid the matter before the Presbytery, and a committee was appointed to formulate plans to raise the money to pay off the _i._ nnu ~ _■ *. i. ^ ^ UiVi IgUgUl i. UU OVJUiUilUUVU 10 composed of Rev, C. M. Richards, Statesville, chairman ; Rev. Geo. H. Cornelison, of Concord ; Rev. J. H. Grey, of Salisbury; Rev. W C. Brown, pastor of Concord church, Iredell, and J. H. Hill, of Statesville. This committee will meet in Statesville next Tuesday to take action. It is understood that steps will be taken to organ ize Statesville College Leaugues, the leagues to be composed of per sons who will agree to pay a defi nite sum annually for a series of years, the money thus contributed to be used in extinguishing the college debt. Meantime Dr. Scott has not been idle in presenting the matter to persons whom he had reason to believe would contribute for the purpoose named, and with in the past few days he has re ceived two contributions, one of $500 and one of $250, both these coming from friends of the col lege who live at a distance. Un der the administration of Dr. Scott, which has been a moBt suc cessful one, the college has out grown its present equipment. The hall formerly used as an audi torium has been utilized for dor mitories and the college now has no place large enough to accomo date visitors at commencements and on other public occasions. The proposed music hall and audi torium, therefore, is very much needed, and it will not only be a valuable addition to the college but a very great addition to the town. KILLED BY AN OFFICER. Policeman Braswell Slays Samuel Noles In Self-Defense. On last Monday afternoon John Braswell, of the city police force, while being surrounded and his life threatened fcy a crowd who wae trying to release Vic Widen house, who had been arrested by Braswell, shot in defence of his life, the shot entering the breast of Samuel Noles and inflicting a wound from which he died about five hours afterward. The shoot ing occurred in front of Sapp’s livery stable, near the Gibson mill. Mr. Braswell and a special policeman, Cab Watkins, had ar rested Victor Widenhouse and David Eudy for fighting at D, J. Boat & Go’s store. They walked down to Sapp’s stable, when Widenhouse asked Braswell if he would accept Dona ior ms appear ance. The officer said he would, and that the amount would be $15. Widenhouse got out the money, but did not give it to Braswell. He then began cursing and started to walk off. What followed will be round in the fol lowing testimony of Mr. Braswell and the other witnesses at the trial Tuesday morning at the court house before Esq. G. M. Lore: Mr. Braswell said: When Vic refused to put up the money for the bond he walked out into the road, and I with him, having hold of him. Then George and a lot of others came up. Vic curs ed me and said he wouldn’t give me any money. The crowd turn ed on me. Vic said “Get his gun *-jtS , *hoot![him.” Some others said, “Stick your knife in nim.” One man felt in my overcoat pocket for my 'pistol, but it was noc there. George ran between Vic and me and knocked him loose. Vic fought me and tried to throw me down. I kept going back until I got against the stable and could go no further. Three or four had hold of my billy which was strapped to my arm. They kicked me on the leg and in the stomach and knocked my hat off. George had some kind of a i weapon. Noles' wss striking at me. I did not know Noles. I expected to be killed every mo ment. I shot because I thought they were going to kill me. A. B. Cleaver testified. I saw v ic come running out to tne starne with Braswell hold of him. Crowd ran up and surged on Bras well. George grabbed Braswell and they took Vic loose. They were kicking and knocking Bras well and trying to get his billy. Braswell told them several times to let him alone, Noles came up and was striking at Braswell. Two shots were fired. There were six or eight on Braswell. George told him he was going to kill him. They had Braswell down. George had a pistol. I ran in to help Braswell and pulled several away, Lee Dancy testified as following: I heard Sam Noles say he would die and go to hell for his Widen house boys. Vic had Braswell clasped, and I ran to help Bras well. They grabbed me and pull ed me away. Seme one said, “Take his gun; kill the s— of a b—.” They pressed him to the corner of the stable. Braswell said, “Stay off or I’ll shoot.” He shot twice. After the testi mony was all in W. Means, who was attorney for the prosecution, arose and after a few felicitous re marks asked the magistrate to dis charged Braswell. He said that no one had had more experience with policemen than he. He real *xed the duties of the officer who could take life in self defence, he he himself being the judge as tQ whether he considered his life in danger or not. He was convinced that Mr. Braswell could not have done otherwise than he did, and he therefore asked that he be dis charged, which the magistrate im meadiately did. When this an nouncement was made there was a tremendous cheer from the1 crowd, and Mr. Braswell’s friends crowded around him and grasped his hand in congratulation and as a commendation of his course. Many in the crowd shed tears of joy. The court house was packed with people, one of the largest crowds ever seen in there. Mr. Braswell is a brave offioer, a man of excellent poise, and one who would not act hastily in a case of this kind. He has been on the police force only eight months, but he has proven true to every truBt, and discharged his duty without fear or favor. His con j duct in this matter has been such as to win him the respect and admiration of all who did not know his good qualities before. He is a son of Rev. D. A. Bras well. He was represented by Montgomery & Crowell and L. T. Hartsell, Noles was a young man about 25 years of age and worked at the Gibson mill. The shot which caused his death entered his breast near the heart, causing his death in a few hours. He was a son of Wiley Noles, of Charlotte, where the body was taken for burial. George and Vic Widenhouse were tried before Esq., Lore for resisting arrest, and were bound over to court on the sum of $100 each, which they gave.—Concord Times Deo. 20th. 17 NEW COUNCILS Junior Order Has Added 1,000 to Its Mem bershslp, to Meet in Salisbury. Winston-Salem, Dec. 30.—State Secretary Vance, of the Junior Or der, is now receiving the yearly report from the various councils and they show the order in this State to be in a most flourishing condition. During the past year 17 new councils have been insti tuted. The executive committee has not had an organizer in the field this year, the organization and institution of new councils being left entirely in the hands of the district workers. In member ship the gain this year is about 1,000 in the State to-day. Financially the councils are in much better shape than ever be fore. In many places the conncils own buildings and other real es tate. The annual session of the State council will convene in Sal isbuay February 20, and the Jun iors in that city are making exten sive arrangements for the enter tainment of the officers and dele gates. It is estimated that at least 300 delegates will attend the meeting.—Charlotte Observer. --■ CURRENT COMMENT Iu view of peculiar local condi tions which exist in that vicinity, the employing printers of Salis bury have shown commendable courage in their determination to resist the union demands and con duct their business on the open shops basis. We hope they will win the early victory which the j us tice of their cause deserves.—Char lotte Observer. -• <io -- A Surprise Party. A pleasant surprise party may be given to your stopaach and li ver, by taking a medicine which will relieve their pain and dis comfort, viz: Dr. King’s New Life Pills. They are a most wonder ful remedy, affording sure relief and cure, for headache, dizziness and constipation. 25c at all Drug gist’s. LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY. A'Wealthy Non-Resident Hunter Falls to Pay Tax. Lexington Dispatch, Dec. 86. On Friday J. H. Fleer, a weal thy gentleman'who has a hunting lodge near Thomasville, was tried before Squire J. H. Moyer for re fusing to pay the non-resident hunter’s tax as demanned by Game Warden W. F, Thomason. Mr. Fleer claimed that he was a resident of North Carolina, living here six months in the year, ad mitting, however, that he did pay tax' in Pennsylvania. He was bound over to court. Messrs. Walser and Walser appeared for the Mr. Fleer and Emery E. Ra. per for Game Warden Thomason. Rev. W. A. Smith, paBtor of the First Baptist church at Lex ington, has received a call from Berkley Avenue Baptist church at Berkley, Va. Berkley is in real iby a pari, oi lxorioix, Deing one of the many flourishing towns of the Norfolk vicinity. Mr. Smith has the call under consideration, He has been pastor of the Lexing ton church since March, 1902, and is greatly^beloved^by his congre gation and highly esteemed by all who know him. James P. Miller, a well-known citizen of Pinnix, died Monday afternoon, aged 88 yearn, He is survived by four children, one of whom is R. B, Miller, who con ducts a grocery store at Lexing ton, Mrs. Miller, wife of the de ceased, died only about six weeks ago. The burial took place at Beck’s church Tuesday, -• -m*- • Woman Wondered At Stars. Trenton, N. J., Dec. 29.—Gov ernor Stokes received a letter Wed nesday from Libbie Garraband paroled from the, State prsson last week after serving thirty-three years of a life sentence for mur der. The woman expressed the great obligation she felt toward the Governor in favoring her re lease. After her long term of impris onment the thing that most im pressed Libbie was her first glimpse of the stars. She was taken from the prison at night, and it was the first time she had seen the heav ens at night since the day of her incarceration. Neither did she re member the appearance of the stars prior to her imprisonment. On material changes, such as in troduction of trolley cars and au tomobiles, the prisoner was so well posted by reading that these occa sion little wonderment. --a m — Where Life is Long. Senator Tillman and a colleague were discussing the question of the salubriousness of various sections of the country. “Well,” said Mr. Tillman, “if the healthfulness of a region is indicated by the mere longevity ©f its inhabitants, then I think that Asheville, North Car olina, must have the palm. As an illustration of how long-lived the people are thereabouts, we Carolinians are fond of telling this story: “A visitor from the North ask ed an old gentleman where he was born and how old he was. The old chap replied: “I was born here in Asheville, and am seventy years old.’ “Oh!’' exclaimed the yankee, as you appear to be as hale and hearty as a man of forty, I’ve no doubt you’ll live to a ripe old age. How old was youur father when he died?” “Father deadl’ said the old man, looking surprised. ‘Father isn’t dead! He’s upstairs put ting grandfather to bed.—Success Magazine.