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- - ___ - - — ————————————— ——— — 2 Vol. i. No. 25. Salisbury, N. C., Wednesday, June 14th, 1905. Wm, H. Stewart, Editor OFFICE OF PUBLICATION: OUR OLD STAND, 120 WEST INNISS STREET, NEXT TO HARPER S LIVERY STABLE LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY. The Costs to the County of the Grubb Trial! Was $2,024.23. Lexington list ittch, June 1st. Jacob H. Feezor, an aged citi zen of Boon t wnship, died Sun day and was buried Monday at Piney, Mr. Feezor was about 78 years old and was well-known and highly respected. Nat Crump, the negro outlaw confined in jail here, continues to improve and ’here is but little doubt of his recovery. He will probably be given a preliminary hearing as soon as he is able, on the charge of shooting Messrs. Grubb and Thompson. The town commissioners have passed an ordinance making it un lawful to sell hard or chemical cider in the corporate limits. The penalty for a violation of the ordinance is a line of $20 for each offense. The buildings of the Lexing ton Metal Bed Co. are nearing completion and the company hopes to begin the active manu facture of iron and 1 rass bed steads within the next thirty days. lhe corps of engineers who are surveying proposed routes for the Southbound railway, spent Sun day in Lexington. They left Mon day for Jackson Hill where they began the survey of a route from Jackson Hill to Albemarle via the Narrows, on the Yadkin river. Smith Green, a well-known citizen living about 3 miles north east of Lexington, suffered two strokes of paralysis Saturday,and is in a precarious condition. His entire left side is effected. He was first stricken Saturday morn ing, followed bv another stroke in the afternoon. The total cost of the Grubh Davis murder case from the time of the shooting at Piney last Octo ber to th. acquittal of Grubb at Rowan Superior court in May, amounted to approximately $2, 024,23, and this sum represen s the number of claims ordered paid by the commissioners at yester day’s meeting. The eldest boh of Mr. and Mrs Rudy Hine, who reside near Wall burg, this county, met with a fatal accident Sunday morning. The child which was three years old, was riding on the front seat a phaeton, going with the parents to church services at Friedburg. The little one lost its balance and fell from the vehicle. One of the rear wheels ran across the child’s abdomen, inflicting internal in juries, from which it died Sunday night. Mr. and Mrs. Hine, who are well known and highly esteem ed people in their section, have the sympathy of many friends in * their bereavement. Geo. W. Reid was thr jwu from a horse at Gladstone, Stanly county, last Thursday and badly injured. Mr. Reid was attending a big barbecue at Gladstone, and after dinner a horse race was run, Mr. Reid entered his horse and while the horse was running at a great speed, the girth of the sad dle broke and Mr. Reid was thrown violently to the ground. A severe gash was cut on his head, several ribs were torn loose and he was otherwise injured It was several hours before a physician could be secured and during this time Mr, Reid remained in an unconscious condition. The young man is a native of Lexington and is well known hero and in the county. A letter to relatives here says he is resting well and his chances of recovery are favorable. - Try The Watchman $1 a year -STANLY AND ALBEMARLE COUNTY. ' One Township to Vote on Bonds. Fire Destroys Some Valuable Property. Stanly Enterprise, June Stli. Hath is the name of a new post office near Norwood. Wadesboro township is to vote June 17 on the question of issuing $25,000 fifty year bonds for stock in the proposed Southbound Rail road. Fire destroyed the barn and nearly all the stock of Emmesley Harwood, who lives some 9 miles west of Albemarle in Almond township, on Tuesday morning. He had a splendid building and stock. His loss estimated at $2,000. "Origin of the fire is thought to have been incendiary. A ’phone messsage to us from Millingport states that Mr. Har wood lost a pair of fine mules, over 800 bushels of grain, a cow, reaper and practically all of his farming to-ds. Suspicion rests against some unnamed persons. The plant of the Carolina Bot tling Works, near the depot, burned about 2:80 o’clock Mon day morning. The theory of the origin is that a barrel of beer in bottles was received Saturday and stored away in the building, and some of the bibulous young men who were aware of the fact gained an entrance, and either carelessly or iutentionallv set the buildins on fire. Soma of the young men were seen leaving from the burn ing building, and it is thought the parties were recognized by some. The loss to the company amounts to about $1,600, with $800 insurance. Travis Austin lost the entire contents of his blacksmith shop that stood near the bottling works. J. M. Maupin and brother, T. J. Maupin, real estate agents, of Salisbury, were here Monday and rented quarters in building occu pied by Stanly County Loan & Trust Co., and will open up a branch office here, the latter to take charge. Albemarle will profit by gaing good business men of their type. The beautiful home of Mr. and Mrs. Locky Coggin, at Palmer ville, on last Thursday presented an attractive appearance when their daughter, Miss Dora, was happily joined in the holy bonds of matrimony to J. Jenkins File, of Salisbury. A Raleigh special says: The Corporation Commission today received from First Vic9 President A. B. Andrews, of the Southern Railway, acknowledgment of the adverse criticism of the Yadkin road from Salisbury to Norwood as needing better drainage, sound crosstiee and heavier rails and as sured the Commission that orders had already been given for such improvements as will put this branch of the Southern in good condition. What a Half Acre ot Land Gan Do. Robert Hartsell, of Cabar rus, drove iuto Charlotte early yesterday morning with three wagon loads of onions that he had raised on one-half acre of land. The 98 bushels that he had, were sold in one lot to J. H. Lillycrop .at 75 cents bushel. The gr< 88 proceedss from the half acre were more than $70. Mr. Hartsell stated that he had kept more than 10 bushels at home for next years’ planting. The onions were of the multiplying variety and he stated that he expects to raise 200 bushels to the acre. This is the result of diversifying crops. COMMUNION AT UNION SUNDAY. Harvesting is the Farmers Work Now. Cotton Plowed Up. Lyerly, June 8,—The farmers of this commuity report lots of bottom land to plant into corn yet. There will be commuriion at Union E. L. Church this next Sunday, preparatory services on Saturday before at 2 p. m., by our regular pastor Rev. N. D. Bodie. Paul Truise visited G. M. Bar ringer last Sunday, he is one o the Southern’s best employe’s, tick to it, Paul. M. A. Cauble visited hie ..father Win. A. Cauble last Sunday, he is still quite ill. a. Xjyeny nas compietecl Ins wheat harvest, he is now reaping his oats crop. “Which hsay’s is very good this year.” We can hardly come up u'> Bro. Lee with his corn tassels, for our cotton bloom is too rare yet, good for Lee. The nail storm that visited a part of this section did a great deal of damage to crops. Some of the cotton has been plowed up and planted in corn. Harvesting wheat and oat§ is the leading feature for the farmers of this vicinity. A very good crop of fruit is ex pected, “or that’s what most of the farmers report.” Mrs. David Huffman and son visited G. A. Boger and family last Saturday night. Corn is looking very well now 3iuce the sun has been shining. The Sunday school at Union church is still growing. They hope to reach a total of 200 schol ars soon. Rev. N. D. Bodie, our pastor at Union E. L. church, preached an excellent sermon last Sunday, a large congregation was present. With best wishes tothe Watch man and it’s readers, I remain, The Hustler. —• -• The Old Lady’s Idea of Being Sworn in Court. The refusal of the Catawba county man to be sworn in court reminds us of an incident which our old friend, E. A. Jerome tells. “A number of years ago,” says Mr. Jerome, an old lady was a witness in our court. It was her first experience in a court room and when the clerk told the old lady to come forward and be sworn, she was shocked at the idea and told the court that she had never ‘sweared’ in her life, and hat she did not utend to cuss now. The court informed the witness that she would have to swear as the lawr required, or go to jail for contempt. The witness was then told to go to the table, put her hand on the book and be sworn. Rathea than go to jail the reluctant witness walked slow ly up to the table, like a criminal going to execution, and touching the book with the tips of her Au gers, like she would touch a piece of hot iron, and quickly with drawing her hand, she blurted out ‘damn’ and took her seat, having been, as she thought, duly sorn.-—Monroe Enq uirer. The Rev. Chauncy Diefendarf, of New York, will preach his first sermon at St. Matthews church near Craven, this county, next Sunday at 11a. in.. Rev. 3iefen darf was called as pastor df this congregation some time ajo and comes now to take up thfj work regularly, ). 1 AN OUTLINE OF CROP CONDITION. Andrew Barger in Poor Health. A Little Giri Hurt.. Gold Knob, June 12.—Harvest is at hand and news news is scarce only to report a poor wheat out look. Wheat is in the worst con dition for years, scarcely enough will be raised for bread. Oats is fairly well* considering the long $et weather, we believe a good Crop of oats will be made through out the county. Corn and cotton is showing Hip well at present though it is needing rain. Cab bages and garden truck is coming on rapidly, have had a favorable season for truckers. Watermelons is shabby having been killed by bugs and worms. The worms in corn have delayed most of the farmers in getting a good stand which will call for a late crop, after a week or ten da}7s of dry weather. Everybody have their crops clean of grass and in good condition. The Rockwell Council Jr. O. U. A. M. which was organized the first of May is rapidly growing in membership. Four new members will be added at the next meeting and four the next. This council is situated in a growing locality and therefore solicits your patron age. Uncle Andrew Barger is in feeble health. The Lyerly Gold Mine, of this place, and owned by J. A. Lyerly is being opened up and water pumped out for work. Anengine has been placed and work is going on day and night. Col. Meads (las the irnnd in change, Messrs. W. T. Morgan and Moxville Stoner have lost some nice hogs recently. Ca,use of them dying is unknown. Alice, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Holshouser, happened with an accident last Monday evening which came near proving fatal. The little girl was coming from the spring with a stone jar when she fell, throwing the jar under her head, breaking the jar and inflicting a serious wmuud under her jaw, however, she is getting along nicely at this writing. We would like to say “Amen” to the article written in the old Carolina Watchman as to the carelessness of the law and the insufficiency of rendering justice to the criminals of Rpwan and adjoining counties. It will well pay any criminal (who is possess ed of a little mouey, a little in fluence and a few friends) to bring his suit into the bounds of the Rowan courts, we will assure him an acquital be he ever so guilty, but a poor man that has not the means to hire his jurors and to bis judgeship, he has no chance in these courts. It has been said that the county court house stands for justice with its native citizens. It does if you have mouey, but if you have net money it is better that a millstone be hung around your neck and cast in the middle of the sea. The poor negro, who steals a 40 cent hen, is sent to the county roads 12 months to be treated worse than the poor Israelites was ever treated by the Egyptians under King Phari. On the other hand a man who a plenty of money to back him, can take the life of his fellew men and come to the courts with his money and walk out a free and independent man to enter into his lawlessnes and wicked ways, is that justice? God is no respector of persons and why should we be? God treats every man alike and justice (Continued on page 2.) THE GATTIS-KILGO CASE. #► - > This Noted Damage Suit is CaWd tor Trial the Fourth Time. Raleigh, June 11.—In the Superior Court here this morning the notable damage suit of Rev. T. J. Gattis, of the North Caro lina Methodist Conference, against President John C. Kilgo, of Trini ty College, was taken up, this be ing heard at a term of Superior Court ordered for this special pur pose. A notable array of lawyers appears on each side. The Confederate Drum Corps left for Richmond today at noon, accompanied by a number of prom inent veterans from Raleigh and other points in this section, on their way to the Confederate re union at Louisville—Charlotte Chronicle. Japan’s Finances. Concerning the matter of peace bet ween Japan and Russia and the ability of both countries to nego tiate further loans, it is interest ing to note that not only has Japan utterly routed her enemy ou the land whenever the contend ing armies have met and for the present at least annihilated Rus sia’s navy in the Pacific, but even before this last victory it had be come perfectly clear that Japan’s financial standing showed no signs if becoming impaired. It was confidently asserted not many months ago by the Russian states man, M. Witte, “that other fac tors being left out of account, the Japanese can be brought to sue f®r peace by their financial ruin.” But course of events has not only steadily told in favor of the Japs, but also the ease with which the loan in March was effected shows that Japan’s credit is in no dan ger of being exhausted. And if it be a true dictum of financiers that financial exhaustion for a country can before seen in the dif ficulty and ability ol the countrv to negotiate further loans, then there is every reason to believe thatRussia on a financial score, if no other, will be driven to sue for peace before Japan is forced to do so. \ . - Cost to Whites of Negro Country Schools. The Raleigh Post recently mar tialed a set of figures in such way as to produce a very surprising result. Its subject was the divi sion’of the school tax between the races and its figures are from the officiabrecords. It shows that for the year 1903-’04 the total expen ditures for the negro country schools were $245,510.44 and that the total spent for country schools was $1,515,446.49 for both races. The totaljamount levied for school purposes—on negro property and polls, and including one-third of the liquor, railroad and corpora tion school 1 axes levied—the ne groes being correctly reckoned as third of the State’s population— was $219,779.86. The difference between the amount of negro country school taxes levied and the expense of the negro country schools is $25,731.58, which ex cess the whites pay. Pursuing its figures. The Post shows that this sum, diviviied among the white population of the State, given the census of 1900 as 1,263, 603, amounts to 2.04 cents per capita, or, divided amounts among the 290,000 white vcters, to less than 9 cents each. It will be some time before the white voters of North Carolina are utterly impoverished by pay ing 9 cents a year each for negro education. The Post has done a good service in putting these figures together.—Charlotte Ob server. NEWS FROM WOODLEAL. Playing Ball About all the go up There. Woodleaf Juniors Hear a Sermon. We are begining to need rain in this section. Miss Marion Arrowood of Moore county is spending a few of these pleasent days in our berg among her many young friends. Me would like to know what has become of Bro. Bill Snipes. We wont have anything to say on the bugyard and finger problem until Bro. Bill expresses his opin ion on the subject, come Bill, come. Rt. Rev. Mr. Osborne, of Char lotte, preached a splendid sermon at theEpiscopal church last night. M^oodleaf and Cooleemee will play a game of ball Saturday evening at Cooleemee. The Gheens boys were defeated again by the Woodleaf boys Sat urday evening, the score being 18 to 5 in favor of M7oodleaf. Woodleaf Jr. 0. U. A. M. Order Ro. 104 went to Cooleemee Sun day where they met the Coolee mee council and made a parade up main street to the town hall of that place where they heard a special sermon preached for the Order by Rev. Mr. Swain pastor of the Baptist church of that place. The sermon was strong and impressive one, the services were held at 11 o’clock. Dr. J. D. Heathman, of this place, is visiting relatives this month at Garden City, N. C. Tom Cat. Help AJong With Kind Words. Cheery words cost, but how much good they do; how they drive away melancholy, banish gloom and alleviate pain! The man who goes about saying them is the world’s benefactor. Society is the better for his living. He does more for his generations by his cheery disposition and his habit of stirring up the moody and imparting courage to the for lorn than can be done by 100 lib eral men who have not a genial way of dispensing their liberality. Many a time life seems hardly worth living to the hard pressed, who have found trouble and sor row, to whom the winds of fat have brought loss and wreck, or who have parted with their faith in humanity. At the period when they can scarcely lift their eyes from the ground, along comes with his smile, and his cordial hand and his look of genuine in terest, one of the blessed souls whose errand seems to be to up lift his fellows. He does not say very much, nothing perhaps which' can be remembered or recorded, but he leaves an impression of good comradeship, of sympathy . The man he meets is encouraged, and passes on with renewed ' 1 strength to meet whatever there may be to encounter. In the immortal “Pilgrim’s Progress” there are certain char acters who always enlist our pity, among them Mr. Despondency and Miss Much-Afraid. They have no outlook beyond the present ^ disaster or the impending calam- • ity. It is sorrowful to watch their stumbling and delayed progress, and to realize that they are typi cal of a throng of men and women handicapped by diffidence or en cumbered by hardships so that a joyous confidence is lacking to them. To these persons the speak er of the cheery word is a true j missionary, brightening the dark day and giving them a moral and ssmetimes what is equivalent to a physical support.—Southern Freemason.