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$ No- 50- Salisbury, N. C., Wednesday, December 6, 1906. Wm, H. Stewart, Editor. 7!LLE AND/REiiELL COUNTY. ra'_ s1er Weds Jesse T. Davis—Co! ysed Youth Loses a Hand. iov /lie Landmark. Dec. 1st. "" ‘iss Lula Gaither and Jesse T. Davis wer<' married last night at 8 o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Green, on Sharpe St. The ceremony was performed by Rev. C. A. Jenkins. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Gaither, of Litchfield, 111., who formerly lived m this county. Miss Gaither came to Statesville last June with her sister, Mrs. Chas. P. Moore, and has been boarding at Mrs. M. A Gaither’s. The groom is foreman of the finishing room at the Atha chair factory. W. H. Allmon, of Salisbury, who has been teaching a class in dancing and physical culture in the opera house, has located in Statesville for the present and he and Mrs. Allmon are occupying rooms at R. P. Mitchell’s, on Walnut street. Mr. Allmon will begin a new class in dancing and physical culture to-day and to morrow. An accident that resulted in some damage to property and that came daugerously near resulting in loss of life, was the occasion ot some excitement at J. C. Steel A Sons’ foundry Wednesday morn ing. A new boiler house is being built at the foundry and a new1 boiler has been placed. In pre paring to remove the old smoke stack, which is about 80 feet high, J. Allison White had loosened . ne of the guy-ropes of the new smoke stack. This was while high wind prevailed and the stack wa9 blown down, striking and tearing down one corner of the new boiler room and coming daugeruuslv near to striking a negro who was e-. gaged in work on the building Tin stack was replaced yesterday. Jule Stevenson, a colored youth who lives near Salem church, Chambersburg township, was out hunting Wednesday when his gui. was accidentally discharged and the load tore his right hand to pieces. Dr. Clonniuger, cl Eim wood, brought the victim to Bill ingsley hospital, at Statesville, Wednesday evening, aid ampu tated the hand, taking off a part of the arm between the wrist and elbow. A small fire that originated from a spark, burned a hole in the roof of the kitchen at Hen. W. D. Turner’s residence, on the edge of town on the Wilkesboro road, yesterday morning. The fife was quickly put out and the damage was slight. Columbus Barnes and Miss Au gustavia Rary were married yes terday afternoon at the home of the bride’s father in south States ville, Rev. J. H Preely perform ing the ceremony. Mrs. D. Oestreicher and son, Master Irving, of Salisbury, were guests at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Hoffman, on West End Ave., Wednesday. Statesville, Dec. 2.—A two-year old child of Lam. Gaither, color ed, was burned to death Wednes day afternoon at the home of its parents on Green street. Thy had locked the child that was burned and another child about four y^ars of age, in a room where there was a fire and bad left them. Biltmore’s Crab Talks. We have had a fine rain. Wheat and oats are looking fairly well. John Miller is suffering con siderably with a boil on bis knee J. D. Trexler lost a fine Jersey hog the other day, Henry Trexler has started his house. Byron Beck has his house about finished, and will move as soon as he can. We give him a hearty welcome. J. A. Miller has the job to put up A. R. Beck’s house near this place. Well, Bro. Lee, how is your little chicken rooster getting along these cold days? All right, I sup pose, but if he can’t “crow” for you, let me know and I will tell you what’s the trouble. Crab. Fred Pierre was seriously hurt last week by a rock falling on him at the Rothrock Roller Mills. LEX iiSTGfi AKD DAVIDSON COUNTY. Mrs. Poiiii Brittainliam found Dead.—W. H, Everhartit, age 67, Dead. Lexington Dispatch, Nov. 29. Monday afternoon at about 4 o’clock Mrs. Polly Brittainhain was found dead in her home in the northern part of town. She was a very old lady, somewhere near 94, and had for many years liv»d a lone. She had once suffered a stroke of paralysis and it is sup posed that Monday she was again paralyzed and that this was the cause of her death. Mrs. Bessie Leonard, a neighbor, was the first to discover the fact that Mrs. Brittainliam was dead, and at once gave the other neighbors no tice Mrs. Briitaiuham was found lying face downward on the floor, nude with the exception of shoes and stockings On the body were several bruises and it was thought at once that she had been killed. Dr. Buchanan wac called in and after examination gave it as his opinion that no inquest was neces sary', that Mrs. Brittainliam had died from natural causes. r,'he funeral took place yestersay after noon at the cemetery, Rev. Hug gins, of the Methodist church iioldmg the services. W. H. Everhart died at his home near Lexington last Wednesday, aged 07 years. The buna! took place at Ebenezer on Thursday. Deceased was an excellent citizen, a good Christian and was highly respected by all who new him. I. L. Lanier, who was so badly injured in a mine at Candor some line ago, was in Lexington Satur day en route to his oid home at Old, where he is visiting relatives, i’lie accident which befell Mr. Lanier was a serious one; he had started to go down in the mine Mint when alt tilt 100 t'ppt below the surface something went wrong a ah the hoistor, and the cage ;n wb’ch Mr. Lanier was going'down dropped a distance of 90 feet. Mr Lanier’s knee cap was fractured in three.])1 mys, tlies leaders of me leg were r. apart and his hip bone was broken. This was five weeks ago and Mr. Lanier is just n -vv getting so he can get around with the aid of crutches. A four-year old child of Mr. and Mrs. Will M. Stafford, of Bringles, cropped dead one day last week. The little oue was plaviug on a porch when it was seen to fall over and when its grand-mother rushed forward and picked it up it was dead. Mrs. Stafford was at preaching at Lick Creek when her baby died and Mr. Stafford had gone to Salisbury on a business trip. We understand that the federal authorities have refused to accept the whiskey seized here some days ago from Ge irge Bailey, whose ar rest was mentioned in The Dis patch ; and that the horse and buggy taken and now held iu bond by J. L. Michael, will be released. Nothing has be. n heard of Bailey since his ielease from jail byT the town authorities. Two negro tramps giving their names as Allen White and Tom Simmons, who have been employ ed atone of the furniture factor ies for the past two weeks, are in jail charged with the larceny of $17 50 from Alice Adams, colored with whom they were boarding. They were arrested Sunday, giving a hearing Monday before Justice Jno. H. Moyer and bound over to court m $100 and $150 bonds, which they could not give. The Southern Railway will rt an early date erect a spur track 240 feet long running from the main line to a point in front of the town’s power plant. The cost of this track will be something ovre $0000, of which amount- the town will pay about onehalf. Tne | track will be of great convenience and will pay for it-self, by reduc ing the expense of unloading coal, in a short time, About 5 o’clock Friday morn ing Dec. 1st., fire completely de stroyed the plant and contents of the Central Manufacturing Com pany, ..f this place. The loss is estimated at from $15,000 to $20, 000, with insurance only $10,000. It is not known exactly how the j fire originated, but it came from i the direction of the engine room, and when discevered, had made | such headway ihat it was a mat ter of impossibility for the build ing or contents to be saved. The j company wLu.se plant andstockas entirely destroyed, has been man ufacturing chairs for a long time, and the present disaster has se verely crippled the concern. O. E. Mendenhall, mauager for the company, is among the heaviest losers. The new fire department of Lexington did noble work, and but for its apt aid, great loss would have eutaiied to property owners nearby. MEETING OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. To Continue Work on Stokes Ferry Road, Grant Creek to Be Cleaned Out. The Board of County Commis sioners met in the court house Monday. The entire board was present and the following busi ness was transacted: A number of distillers made an plication for licenses. Herbert Bailey, of Franklin, asked for exemption from poll tax and road duty. J. J. Kin laid reported on Neely mill road. Action postponed. H. C. Lentz reports having col lected $232 66 for work done in China Grove bv road force, and $812 23 still due. Ordered to publish yearly re port in The Carolina Watchman. Work on Gheen’s bridge was postpo .ed temporarily. Mrs. Patterson, Superintendent of the County Home, reports 11 inmates, 8 white and 3 colored. Dismissed 4 colored and white during month. Ail in good health. Ordered that Clias, Moore be transferred to chain gang as helper, but not as a convict, or else shift for himself. Mrs. Pat terson was allowed to hire a cook. Orde ed that Mrs. Julia Brown be allowed $2.00 per month and leave the home. Dr. S. J. Brown, superintendent of public health, reports all coun ty wards to be in good health, and that the inmates of the county asylum be kept until room can be made for them at Morganton. He asked that a sanitary committee tor the county be appointed and that all stagnant pools, detrimen tal to health, be condemned. Col. Fisher asked that rock be removed on road from China Grove to Lincolnton road near Elijah Miller’s. Ordered that Kluttz and Kincaid be appointed to secure right and have opened a road from Heilig’s farm through to the McCanless farm. T. H. Vanderford and a number of others appeared before the Board in regard to having Grant Creek cleaned out from McCoy’s Mill to the river. Asked that the county assist in having work done. The Board asked for in aiiucbiuut) uuui one o'JUUtj ±\.i toruev as to its power and author ity in the matter, andC. T. Bern hardt, \V. L. Kluttz and J. J. Kincaid were appointed to confer with property owners and city authorities in regard to the mat ter. The Commissioners are will ing to do ail possible to have the creek properly cleaned out and drained. Ordered that H. C, Lentz secure right of way on west side of Soutuern Railway from Landis to county line, C. J. Deal was paid $10 in part payment for nursing Alf. Journey. Lewis Ribelin and others ap peared belore the Board and asked that work be continued on Stokes ferry road, one-fourth mile just beyond where work is now being done. Granted. $40 was allowed to 14 out-of door poor. Kluttz & Reudlemau were given the contract for supplies for the county home and Salisbury Grain and Feed Co. were given the con tract for leed. The Elks Memorial Day. - The Elk Fraternity of Salisbury observed last Sunday as memorial day. The service was held in the new opera house. Richardson’s orchestra of Charlotte furnished the music, excepting a solo by Mrs. J. F. Carlton of Statesville, and a duet by Mrs. Carlton and C. E. Stevenson, of Salisbury. Dr. J. M. Flippin presided, Rev J. C. Rowe, offered prayer and Hon. Thomas Settle, of Asheville delivered the annual address. Eu logies were delivered in behalf of the late A. S. Heilig and J. B. Lanier. Stealing a ham—war on society. MOCKSVILLE ANC DAVIE COUNTY. Good Farming in Davie, Mr. Cope Looses iris Barn by Fire, Mocksville Courier, Nov. 302k. We are sorry to learn of the ill ness of Mrs. W. C. Willson in North Mocksville. Mrs. Willson has pneumonia. W. F. Cope who lives near Mace donia Church had the misfortune to lose his barn and contents and two horses and mule by fire one night last week. A very interesting meeting of some days closed at X Roads Bap tist church last Sunday. Rev. J. J. Beach of Rooneville assisted by Rev, 0. V. Triplet of Oregon con ducted the meeting. There were 22 baptised into the membership of the church, 2 others joined the church by letter. John F >ster comes to the front and says be raised this year ou three acres of land $218 worth of cotton. He refers all inquir ers to Sheriff Sheek. Who can beat it? He will sell a few bush els of the seed at 50c per bushel. k NICE LOT CF GOLD KNOBS. Lee Thanks the Commissioners for Work Done on the Stokes Ferry Road. Gold Knob, Dec. 4. At last our long looked-for and much needed rain has come to re fresh our oat and wheat crop. The long dry spell has sent many to their springs for water. Every body is complaining of their wells going dry and some few say their springs are failing. Aunt Annie Lyerly, who had the misfortune to break her leg by falling some time ago, is con valescing at this writing, we are glad to note. Sam’l. T. Trexler. one of our best young men, has accepted a position with the Southern Rail way at Spencer. We join in wish ing him success hi. C. Park is*at work framing his new’ house at this place, which adds much beauty, as it will be the finest in the villa. The Goodman Saw’mill Co. haB accepted a contract to furnish and deliver 40,000 feet of lumber to Granite Quarry for a New York syndicate. Charles Mesimore and daughter, who were rendered homeless by fire recently, have moved to Chestnut Hill, where his daughter owns a house and lot. The heirs of the late Jacob A. Trexler went, to Salisbury last week to be present at the reading of bis will. No particulars have been learned. YV. tl. A. Kesler 10 improving slowly. The members of St. Peter’s church assembled at the residence of t.ne late Dr. L. W. Coleman on Thanksgiving for the purpose of getting wood for their pastor, Rev. F. M. Harr. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Park visited O. M. Holshouser last Saturday night. Jno. L. Trexler is building a residence near his grand-mother’s, Mrs, Ann Trexler. Jno. Waller is making additions to his house. As yet we have no weddings to report. G-uess we’ll wait on Uncle Venus and see if he won’t include ours. Last, but not least, we desire to thank our County Commissioners for what they have done and are 1 doing on our “Stokes Ferry road.” This is a great help to us whose lot it is to travel this road, es pecially in winter. This road could occupy the time of the gang the entire winter and get no more than justice. Still, we are thank ful for what they have done. Now, if the road-workiug class of people of Salisbury township could be induced to work and keep up their section of the road, then it would be a pleasure to travelers. If we people down here don’t work the road, it won’t cost us less than $5.00 and not over $25.00, but we don't know whether it is against the law to work the road up there or not, but presume it is, at least they don’t work the road, and no one is bound over to court for a misde meanor. Here we work the road and pay road tax, and if there is anything else to be done we are right here. Lee. BIG FIRE THIS MORNING. Mrs. L. Fink’s Store Ruined, J. M. Kno: and Brittain & Campbell Losers. Fire broke out in the rear oi Mrs. Linuie Fink’s millinery and notion store sometime between 1 and 2 o’clock tins morning. How it originated is unknown. The damage done consists of almost a total loss of Mrs. Fink’s stock of goods, about $15,000, she having something like $8,000 insurance; the building, belonging to J, M. Knox is damaged to the extent f probably $2,000, he having $1,500 insurance, and Brittain & Camp bell’s loss by smoke and water will range somewhere between $500 and $1,000, fully covered by insurance. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to Mrs. Fink in her lues and it is hoped that the amount will not be so heavy as estimated. The firemen were promptly on the scene and did heroic service and prevented a much larger conflagration. ITEMS FROM FAITH. A Fine Sermon to the Juniors—Doing a Rocky Business at Faith. Rev. W. W. Rowe, of Lower Stone church, preached a fine special sermon to the Junior Or der here, at the Reformed church, Sunday night to a large congrega tion. The Juniors attended in a body. Two more young men have moved to Faith to live, where work is plenty and wages are high. They are: Messrs. Dolph Eller and Martin Barger. The largest bundle of papers that comes to Faith once a week is The Carolina Watchman. It has a large circulation in this section. Gill Maunie, an old colored blacksmith by trade, died about four miles from Faith Sunday C. R. Shuping, telegraph opera tor at Grover, N. C., is at home on a short visit. Albert Brown is employed as one of the shipping clerks for the Balfour Quarry Company. B. A. Fespermau & Company is operating granite quarries and scatters a lot of money here. Peeler, Bame & Co. havo fifteen or twenty granite cutters at work on their Phillips Mountain quarry. Ira Bost is hauling brick to build chimneys to his new house. G. M. Fisher is run- iug quarriep on his land and employs a number of hands. o. ±. n.ri>z is running a Dig quarry ou George Hopp. rs plan tation, paying out quite a lot of money to his hands. John D. A. Fisher continues to ship granite, and he, also, pays out a lot of money to his hands. D A. Hodge is running two quarries and his output brings in many hundreds of dollars for the people who work for him. J T. Wyatt is shipping street curbing and could ship twice as much as he does if he could get fiat cars. This brings in several hundred dollars every month, which is scattered out among the merchants in Salisbury and Faith. Mr. Roach, of Granite Quarry, a new man, has opened up a quarry and is shipping curbing right along we understand. That will scatter lots of money in our section, because it takes money to make the mare go. John Lingle found Gideon Eagle’s pocket book and gave it back to him. It contained $28.00 or more. We had an extra good rain Sat urday night, and the long, long dry spell was broken. Eddie Brown is running a quar ry, which brings quite a lot of money to this settlement. John Barger also runs a quarry and pays out lots of money. The big granite quarry that be longs to the A. S. Heilig estate in Faith is the finest quarry in this country and will make a fortune for its owners some day, when they put in a side-track. Venus. -• • T. Edgar Johnston, who has been soiourning by necessity at the Whitehead-Stokes sanatorium is improving. CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY. Matthew Hill Kfled by an Engine, Mrs. Patterson Seriously Injured. Concord Times, Dec. 1st The Social Cluh, of Concord, with $8500 capital has been incor porated by J E. Miller and others. Mrs. W. R. Harris has heen ap nointed assistant ‘Becretaiy of the Roman’s Missionary Society of the Salisbury district. No better selection could have been made. Mrs. John I, Patterson, wh^ lives five miles from Salisbury, suffered injuries Tuesday that may result fatally. She was in her yard and whe she started to pick up a rock she fell and broke her right arm. Her extreme age, 84 years, is do-1 cidedly against her and it is fear ed that the shock will be too great for her. Matthew Hill was run over and instantly killed by the shifting engine above the depot near the Buffalo mill shortly after 4o.clock evening. He had gone to the de pot to meet two of his friends. Jake Tucker and Hirman Helms, who had been to Salisbury to get some whiskey, Mr. Hill was car rying the whiskey and was walking just ahead of his friends. The latter were drinking, but Mr. Hill was not. They were watching a freight train on the main line and did not see the switch train. It ran over Mr. Hill and ground him almost to pieces. The trrin also struck Mr. Tucker and hurt him .ight seriously but not fatally. Mr. Hill was about 50 years of age and leaves a wife and several chil-! dren. concord rimes, Dec. 5th. i John C. Wadsworth has started a poultry farm on his place on the ; Charlotte road. Ho will have noth- j ing but white poultry, chickens, j turkeys, geese, ducks, etc. ; J. Frank Brown has sold : his interest in the Brown Cannon Co. to the other stockholders. 1 and will retire from tre firm Jan ■ 1 uary 1. He has not decided what ! he wi 11 do. He has a flattering 1 offer to go to Salisbury to 'engage in the Btock business, but has not 1 yet accepted. Dan Garmond, colored, of No. 1 5, was brought here last Thursday night charged with attempted rape 1 on the 9-year-old daughter of Ad am Blair. There seems to be no doubt of his guilt and he was bound over to court in the sum of $1,000. He could not give bond, of course, and is now in jail, 1 On Thursday night of last week 1 there was a row and general shoot ing at a negro festival at “Chari ty Hall.” Will Thomas did the shooting, and one of his bullets struck Pearl Cochrane, a fourteen year-old negro' girl. It was tb. ught at first the girl’s wounds were not serious, but Friday she was taken worse and died tha night. Thomas escaped, and has not yet been apprehended, The little two-year-old sou of Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Fisher was drowned last, Friday evening while Mr. Fisher and Mr. Overcash were engaged in killing a hog just above the spring. The child found its way down the path which led to the spring and was playing in the water when it lost its balance, fell into tne spring and was drowned. The child was in the water about five minutes before it was noticed. When Mr. Overcash and Mr. Fish er saw what had happened they ran to the child and did every thing they could for it, but life was i-.oon extinct. Since the announcement that our present postmaster is to be re moved for cause, the fight between those who wish to succeed him has warmed. There are two avowed candidates for the place, Messrs. Jno. A. Sims and M. L. Buchanan. Several others have been mention ed for the place, namely: Messsrs. F. L. Emery, G. Ed. Lestler, C. A. Cook end Geo. W. Means. Mr. Sims has the endorsement of the Republican Executive Com mitteemen of nine townships in the county. Ex-Sheriff Buoban will have the endorsement of a large part of the business men of Concord. We do not know that Mr. Means has announced his candidacy, but there seems to be an impression t '.at the plum might fall to him. Mr. Emery is also a strong candidate. We do not think either Mr, Kestler or Mr. Cook is a candidate. The ap pointment will be made for the uuexpired term of Mr. Patterson, which ends next July. ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY. Tw 3 Deaths at Albemarle—Merchants Do ing a Hustling Business. tanley Enterprise, Nov. 30th. Mrs. Jonathan Hardester died n last Saturday night, the 25th, a' out, 8 o’clock. She had been in quite feeble health since the death ■ t her husband, who died some t wenty months ago. She suffered a troke of paralysis one day last ^eek and the death angel came turday night and relieved her i her suffering. Her funeral was .'reached by Rev. Mr. Hutchins n the M. E. Church, of which i,e was a member. Her remains w re laid to rest in the New Lon 1"U cemetery Sunday evening, the 26th. David, the son of Mr. and Mrs J. B. Culp, died about 1 o’clock Monday morning. He retired Sunday night apparantly in his usual health, but just before dy ing he called to his mother, who hastened to the bed-side, only to find her son in a dying condition. He lived only but a few moments after the mother reached his side. He was 27 years of age last May, and for five or six years had been a sufferer from consumption. He was a well esteemed young mm. His remains were interred in the !7ew London cemetery, the funeral services beiug conducted by Rev. Mr. Hutchins, As an instance of some of the ausiness being done in Albemarle ay our merchants, it is interest ng to note that the firm of Mor 'ow Bros. & Heath Company last veek received sixteen car load ihipments, beside a lot of local reight. The shipment was as ollows: 1 car each of nails, lime, 'ement, steel roofing, stoves, cot ,on-seed meal, seed wheat, wagons, 1 cars flour, 3 cars mill feed and J of fertilizers. xne ‘etier earned up by the lelegates from the First B.-iptist ihureh of this place to the recent session of the Stanly County Asso fiation in Big Lick, showed a to ;al contribution during the year >f $1,320.22—over $200 more than •he same church contributed last tear. Nearly $400 of this amount vas given to missions and orphan tge. $125 was contributed to ?oreign Missions. The Woman’s Mission Society of this church laid $102.80. A large audience assembled at ihe Presbyterian church Sunday •veniug to witness the formal in iiallatmn of Rev. G. W. Belk as uistor of the church here. A plendid sermon was preached by Elev. T. J. Allison, followed by he work of installation, which •■-as conducted by Mr. Allison and Elev. Dr. Bridges, of Charlotte, the services were regarded as be ng of a high order and the lec ures by both speakers were fine. D. A. Moss had quite a wreck ast week while driving a wild western hoise to Salisbury. The lorse ran away and demolished lis buggy and harness, and he mly escaped by crawling out at ;he hind end of his buggy. It look a few days to find his horse md get things straightened out igain, but he lost his harness. Eie says the scrape cost him about ;wenty dollars. Cement pavement is being placed along the sidewalk in front if the buildings on the west side if Second street, near the public square. Saturday was quite a lively day Por Albemarle in street fights and I ranks, Onr officials who have long been in the habit of letting this class of criminals off with the fine and “costs,” would do the community a lasting good and incidentally swell the school fund considerably if they would oc casionally impose the limit pre scribed by law. Shot In the Back. W. M. Sherman, of Chushing, Me,, was shot in the back, hourly day and night, for full three mouths; by the shooting, tearing and racking pains of Kidney In flammation. He writes: “ I used three bottles of Electric Bitters aud known that they have per manently cured me, for I feel like a uew man. I rec >minended this great tonic medicine to suffer ers from kidney trouble. It’s just as sure to relieve aud cure malaria and all atom ache and liver complaints, general debility and feirale weakness Guaranteed '•y all drmgist; price &0«.