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A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs. ,| _ *0mgw—mi«mwI 1 x-ggyMi—wmtmmtmtm~m—vmmmmj i||—) jjj Vol. III. No. 4. Salisbury, N. C., Wednesday, January 9th, 1906. Wm, H.Stewart, Editor. LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY. Te Amend Town Charter. Pastors Change to new Locations. Lexington Dispitch, January, 2nd The next legislature will be ask ed to amend the charter of the town of Lexington. This waB of ficially determined at a meeting of the commissioners Monday after noon when the committee appoint ed to draft the amendment made their report and the same was ac cepted. Among other things, the amendment will provide for the election of a mayor and commis sioners every two years, instead of anLually, as at present. The amendment will also giv? the com missioners the authority to bor row money for street improve ments. It will also authorize the town of Lexington to conduct an electric power plant and water system. When the bill enlarging the incorporation of the town was passed, a slight error was made, leaving out a small strip of prop erty running from the iNonomis mill to Center street, aud the pro posed amendment includes this property in the incorporate limits, as it was formerly intended to be included The amended charter also prohibits the increasing of the salary of any official or em ploye of the town during the term of office to which said official or employe was elected or appointed. The papers nave been sayiug many witty things about the late ness of the trains, but a Lexington darkey hit it off better than au\ when, in speaking of train No. 12 which was hours late one night last week, on which he doubtless exited his Christina# whiskey, he said it was “nolprossed.” Rev.-Jeff. Lanning. of Denton, is wanted as pastor in the eastern part of the state at a salary double what he is getting uow. He will probably visit the field at an early date. He can make no de cision before going. Rev. W. H. Causey and family left Monday for Concord, where Mr. Causey goes to become pastor of Trinity Reformed church. He has served the Upper Davidson charge for several years most ac ceptably and leaves with the warmest wishes, of his people. His work heretofore has embraced Bethany, Pilgrim, uetirom ana Buelah churches. Re?. Mr. Cau sey is a splendid man per onally, and is a very able preacher. 1st Sergeant Walter F. Doby, of the Lexington Rifles, has re ceived notice of his appointment as a special officer of the mounted police department of the Powha tan Guard, duriug the Jamestowi Exposition. Only ex-soldiers art eligible to this position. Mr Doby served three years in tht army and has been a member o; the national guard for severa years, He will accept the James town position and will go to Nor folk in a few weeks to acquain himself with the duties ol his po sition. ....-• •— Senator Tillman. The Senator is getting himsel tg-o much trouble by attemptiu| to square his hatred of Presiden Roosevelt with his convictions a to the justice of the President’ acts,—Chattanooga Times. Bad Stomach Trouble Cured. Having been sick for the pas two pears with a bad stomacl trouble, a friend gave me a dos of Chamberlain’s Stomach " am Liver Tablets. They did me s much good that I bought a bottl of them and have used twelv bottles in all. Today I am wel of a bad stomach trouble.—Mrs John L <we, Coop e r, Maine These tablets are f--r sale by Jas Plummer, Salisbury, and Spence Pharmacy, Spencer, N. C. CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY. Seriously Hurt by a Mad Bull. County Roads in Very Bad Condition. Concord Times. January 4th. Dan V. Krimminger, a well known citizen of 11 township, had a narrow escape from death on last Wednesday afternoon. He was at Geo. C. Heglar’s when the latter’s big bull made at him, sticking his horns in Mr. Krim minger’s stomach. The flesh was torn open by the mad animal and the lower rib broken. Had the bull’s ho.ru’s gone a little deeper, Mr. Krimminger could not have escaped death. His wounds were promptly dressed by Dr. Young, and Mr, Krimminger is now get ting along all right. Mrs. Dovie Spears, who lived at the corner of Spring and Buffalo ut.rAotu Hind lant, Wednes. av afternoon. Her death was the re sult of old age, she being 92 years of age. Eli Eagle, who went to Greens boro, to attend the Holiness con vention, has returned, and says he enjoyed himself to the fullest xtent.—Liberty X Roads corres pondent. Rev. J. Walter Simpson, pastor of the A. R P. Church here and it Bessemer City, is seriously ill. His brother, Dr. Simpson, of Rock Hill, iB here visiting him Mr Simpson’s many friends will earn estly wish for his recovery. Rev. J. L. Morgan seems pretty well satisfied with his past year’s work. The exercises at his church were of a very gratifying nature The young people of our village, aha the young ladies in particu lar, deserve credit for the pleas ant time given the children, and the Sunday school has beeu given much encouragement by them, and we all feel that we ought to appreciate their efforts and I think we all do.—Enochville cor respondent. The country roads are said to be in the worst fix ever known at this season of the year. At Cold Water Creek on the Mt. Pleasant road the road is almost impas sable. A Brave Boy. At Lenoir, N. C, a few days since four or five prisoners made an attempt to break jail, but were prevented by the cool presence of mind displayed by young Wilford Smith, the 16-year-old son of the sheriff. The jailer himself was not at homo and Young Smith and his sister were giving the prisoners their supper. The boy had locked himself inside the cage, but had the keys with him Prisoner noticing this fact! made i an attempt to get the keys away from him, but the boy bravely struggled to the iron gate and ■ threw the bunch of keys out be • tween the bars, leaving himself ; locked up with the disappointed men. The sister screamed for help and in two or three minutes a good crowd of people was on the soeuce. The men were then all lock' d in cells.—Monroe Inquir P er. --- [ From the Antilles. Ghamberlains Cough ^ Remedy Benefits a City Councilman at 9 Kingston, Jamaica. Mr. W. O’Reilly F. garty, who iB a member of the City Council at Kingston, Jamaicf, West In b dies, writes as follows: “One 1 bottle of Chamberlain’s Cough j Remedy had good effect on a i cough that was giving me trouble ) and I think I should have been e more quickly; relieved if I had b, continued the remedy. That it 1 was beneficial and quick in re lieving me there is no doubt and . it is my intention to obtain an other bottle.” For sale by Jas r Plummer, Salisbury, and Speu oer Pharmacy, Spencer, N. C. THE LYERLY MURDER TRIAL. Considerable Speculation Indulged in as to the Outcome. The negroes, charged with com plicity ind the Lyerly murders at Barber’s Junction last summer, will be tried at Stanly court next week. Those accused are Della, the widow of Jack Dillingham, who was unlawfully hung at Salis bury, with Nease Gillespie, and Henry Gillespie and George Ir vin, and they are here in the Mecklenburg county jail. There is considerable specula tion as to the result of the trial of these negroes. Men who have studied negroes do not believe that as shrewd a negro as Nease Gillespie would have taken a pack of women and boys with him to commit such a dastardly crime as the one that was done in Rowan. Those who forget their prejudice against the negro do not believe that the women had anything to do with the murder of the Lyer lys. It is pretty generally be lieved that the guilty negores died at the ends of the lychers’ ropeB at Salisbury. Therefore the in terest in the coming cases is very insignificant.-Charlotte Observer. -• • The “Unwritten Law." We boast of the supreme maj esty of the law; we prate of jus tice and demand that it be given all men—and yet we carefully and zealously guard what we deem an inalienable right—the privilege of applying, when it suits our purpose, an unwritten law—which is lawlessness. The same spirit that moves a jury to acquit an injured hus band or an injured wife, is the spirit that moves mobs to hang men who are safely held in jails; the same spirit that applies the torch to the fagots that burn to a crisp the trembling wretch pinioned to a stake—and tha newspapers cry out in thunder tones agaiost the wild mob’s ac tion—but no word when another criminal is turned loose by a spirit as lawless as that which ruled the mob of man burners. You canuot say that unwritten laws should obtain. You canuot in safety say that the law, in certain cases must be cast aside, for when you do you commence to undermine the very foundation stones of society—and pretty soon in the course of ears, the un written law wh'ch today may ap ply today to but two or three cases, will apply to many. And when that reign is on, law be comes palsied—helpless—and it is hit or miss whether the just or the unjust bo punished.—Fair brother’s Everything, -- « -«► • Wilson Dispensary Clears $30,000. Wilson, Jan. 4.—The Wilson dispensary during the year just ended made a profit of $30,000. Of this amount $13,600 goes to the town a similar am( unt to the county and $8,000 to the State for taxes. The profits for the year preceding were a few thousand less.—Special the The Observer. -• •-— The Charming Woman is not necessarily one of perfect form and features. Many a plain woman who could never serve as an artist’s model, possesses those rare qualities that all the world admires; neatness, clear eyes, clean smooth skin and th a 1 sprightliness of action and stej: that accompany good health. A physically weak woman is nevei attractive, even to herself. Elec' trie Bitters rpstore weak women give strong nerves, bright eyes smooth, velvpt.y skin, beautifu complexion. Guaranteed by al uruggists, 60c. REV. ROST. COIT INSTALLED. The Installation Servicas Ware Very Inter esting and Impressive. iN» ^ Last night in the Second Pres byteryian church, in the pres? ence of a large congregation, Rev. Robert D Coit was ordained tn the ministry of the Presbyterian church, and was installed as co pastor of the Second church. Mr. Coit has heen assisting the pas tor, Rev. Martin D. Hardin, D. D,, and he has already won the confidence and high regard of the congregation, and he has done an excellent work. He is a young man of well-trained intellect and consecrated life, a young man who, wherever he is known, is re cognized as a young man who commands confidence on account of his consistent Christian life. He is a Christian worker of en ergy and earnestness, and will no doubt be a valuable addition to the Presbyterian forces of the city Mr. Coit preached his in stallation sermon yesterday morn ing, his message being directed especially to the officers and the teachers of the church and Sun day school, and to all other Christian workers. Rev. A. R. Shaw conducted the ordination and installation ser vices, and was assisted in the lay ing on of hands, in ordaining the the young minister, by Rev. M. D. Hardin, Rev. Alexander Mar tin and J. C. McNeely. The charge to the pastor, in the in stallation service, waB delivered by Mr. Martin, and Mr. Shaw de livered the charge to the people. —Charlotte Observer 7th. Will Investigate Statement. Raleigh, Jan. 3,—Governor Glenn today said that he would first investigate the statement of Congressman Blackburn to the ef fect that he, Blackburn, was not responsible for the charge that the Governor was guilty of cor ruption in connection with the school book award, before decid ing finally what criminal action should be taken. “As the matter stands now,” said Governor Glenn, “Mr. Black burn has denied that he gave out the letter containing the accusa tions, but I am advised that it was furnished the press by the private secretary of the congress man. Mr. Blackburn;s retraction does not end the matter, so far as I am personaliy concerned.” A Smart Son. J hri was at home from college to- spend his vacation, and the family were gathered around the supper table to hear him give an account of himself. He had expounded at length D a r w i n’s Descent of Man and the theory of evolution in general, at which the home people seemed very much impressed. “Yes pa,” he concluded, “you are descended from a monkey, and a long time ago your ances tors Bwung by their tails from the trees in the forest.” “How ounatural,” ventured the timid mother, to whom these new doctriues were little short of blasphemy. “Wal, I dunno, said the old man, as he leaned forward to take another piece of ham from the dish, and then resumed, between intervals of deliberate munching, “I dunno, I dunno. Mebby it ■ain’t no more onuatural than to have a jaekass for a son.”—Ex. - The Price of Peace, The terrible itching and smart ing. incident to certain skin dis eases, is almost instantly allayed by applying Chamberlain’s Salve Price 25 cents. For sale by Jas l Plummer, Salisbury, and Spencei Pharmacy, Spencer, N. C. il——— S1ATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY. Industries to be Wrlttep up. Hungry man Invades a Home. Statesville Landmark, January 1st’ License was issued Saturday for the marriage of Juo. Wesley White and Miss Maggie Gilbert, both of Alexander county. Li cense was issued yesterday for W. S. Pool and Miss Molly Reavis. The New Year was welcomed in Statesville with the explosion of fireworks and ringing of bells— the explosives set off being largely in excess of those at Christmas. The watch night service at the Methodist church was largely at tended. Fayette Byers and John Brad shaw, two negroes employed at the depot, were before Mayor Steele Wednesday and were bound to court in $50 bonds for assault with deadly weapons. Byers was also tried for being drunk and dis orderly at the depot and was sent to the chain gang for 30 days. The directors of the Imperial Furniture Company met yester day and declared a dividend of 8 per cent, for the past year. The annual meeting of the stockhold ers of this company will be held on the 10th. Sunday afternoon while Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Rockwell, who live on Kelly street, were in their sitting room, some one entered the premises from the rear, the door being unlocked, and took from the dining-room table a choice cake, a part of which had been eaten, half pound of cheese and some beaten biscuit. There was another cake, ham, and va rious and sundry other things on the table. Whether the thief was simply modest or whether he was trightened away before he could take more is a question. All manufacturing enterprises in Statesville, of any kind what ever, great and small, are asked to send at once to Mayor Steele the name of the enterprise, how long in business, the capital stock, etc. Only a brief state ment is desired but this may in clude an idea of the business done if the manufacturers wish to give it. A brief write-up of States ville iB to be made for an indus trial magazine and the informa tion is desired for the article. The statameut muBt be furnished not later than Friday. Give it attention at once. For Complimentary Vote For Senator. Washington, Jan. 1.—Congress man Spencer Blackburn has shied his castor into the ring and will, it is reported here, make an effort to secure the complimentary vote of republican members of the leg islature for the Senate. Speucer B. Adams and Marion Butler, as hitherto stated, are aspirants for the honor, but they are handi capped by reason of the fact that most of the republican members of the legislature come from the western counties, where republi cans generally arb aligned on the other side. -• • — Long Live the King! is the popular cry throughout European countries; while in America, the cry of the present day is Long live Dr. King’s New Discovery, King of Throat and Lung Remedies!” of which Mrs. Julia Ryder Paine, Truro, Mass., says: “It never fails to g.ve im mediate relief and to quickly cure a cough or cold.” Mrs, Paine’s opinion is shared by a majoritj of the inhabitants of this coun try. New Discovery cures weal lungB and sore throats after al other remedies have failed; ant for coughs and colds it’s the on ly sure cure, Guaranteed by al druggists, 50c and $1.00. Tria bottle free. ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY. They Want an Anti-jug Law. Negroes to be Tried tor Lyerly Murder. Stanly Enterprise. January 3rd. Representative Eddins is a man who will be guided by his best judgment as to what is right, and we do not care to anticipate or suggest steps to be taken by him in the legislature. But, to quiet the doubting Thomaes, we feel assured that Stan'y will be re stored to the protection of the anti-jug law and that no Demo crat, however much he may like liquor and the liquor traffic, will desert the party two years from now on account thereof. The county needs this piece of legisla tion, and there are hundreds of good people in Stanly who will welcome the day when the jug train is cut ■ ff. The criminal term of our Su peior court will convene January 14th, with Judge Moore presid ing, The chief interest will be that of the three negroes, George Irwin, Della Dillingham and Hen ry Gillespie, who are charged with complicity in the murder of the Lyerly family at Barber Junction last July. The case will call forth no special demonstration, and that the negroes will receive a fair trial goes without saying. John P. Morris, of Palestine, died on December 23rd, and was buried in Montgomery county on the following Tuesday, The law firm of Hatcher and Honeycutt has dissolved. In the near future Mr, Hatcher will go to Salsbury, but for the present each member of the firm will con tinue in business for himself. G. D. Palmer is home from Kansas City where he graduated in a school for opticians. He will enter his profession at once, and may decide to make Alber marle headquarters. J. Lee Pickier has sold his resi dence in East Albemarle to Sher iff J. D. Love and purchased the old home place two miles east of town, where he movees his fami ly this week. To Rid Army ot Negroes. Congress will be urged to rid the army of all negro troops When it next takes up the Brownsville affair. Army officers nnd mem bers of Congress are^ giving the matter thought. Four regiments would be affected. Tne sugges tion grows out of the fact that ever since the incident leading to the discharge of the Brownsville rioters a wave of crime seems to have swept over all the negro troops in the army.—Washington dispatch. ---• • Filled by White Clerk. Hattiesburg, Miss., Jan. 5.— The vacant clerkship in the Hat tiesburg postoffice, to which the negro, W. T. George, was appoint ed has been filled by a white clerk. George recently notified the post office department that he feared personal injury if he accepted the Hattiesburg position. The vacan cy was filled after George had been notified to appear and failed to respond. White residents of Hattiesburg claim that George’s fear of violence was not well founded. A Cheap Piano. is a worthless piece of furniture after a few years use. It destroys a loye for real music and educates and fosters a rag time musical public. The Weaver Piano stands for all that is noble and dignified in piano music. Don’t buy a l cheap piano if you can afford to l buy a Weaver.—Sold only by G. W. Frix & Co., Salisbury, N. 0.