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Vol. it. No. 12. Salisbury, N.C., Wednesday, March 14, 1906. Wm. H. Stewart, Editor.
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY. A Lain Rocker Caught, A Law and Order League Formed. Concord I imps, March 6th. We learn that it is very proba ble that Rev. B. Lacy Hoge will accept the pastorate of the Baptist church at Salisbury, and will move his family there soon. Little Lilly Kerns, whose foot was crushed by the switch engine last week near the Cannon fac tory, had to have the foot ampu tated on Tuesday. She is a daugh ter of J. L. Kerns. The many friends of C. Edney Barringer, of Hickory, who is an old Cabarrus man, were glad to see him here yesterday. He had been to Salsbury to see his sick brother, and ran down to Cabar rus to visit his daughter, Mrs. Willie Smith, of No. 8. He re turned Thursday morning. The postoffice situation remains the same as we left it in our last issue. Postmaster Patterson and his attorneys are leaving no stone unturned that will result in re taining Mr. Patterson. His friends have circulated a petition among the banks and merchants, nearly all of whom have signed. The petition has been sent to As sistant Postmaster General. All the other aspirants for the office are at work in their respective in terests. The sawmill of J. W. Carriker & Son in No. 10 township, was burned Monday night. The fire was not seen by anyone, and Mr. Carriker did not know it till he went to go to work Tuesday morn ing. It was located three miles from his home. The mill is a complete loss except the engine, which was located under a shed a little distance. This is somewhat damaged, but can soon be put in shape. No lumber was burned. Mr. Carriker will start up again as soon as possible. Concord Times, March 9th. A lease nas neen enecteu through Messrs. Jno. K. Patterson & Co. of the present laundry building and lot to Messrs. Jno. A. and Chas. E. Earnhardt. The lease is for one year with the privilege of five, and also with the option of buying at $1,800. The lot is 160x264. The Messrs^ Barnhardt have leased it for tjtfe purpose of putting-up a fact1 which will make braids kindB, shoe strings, etc^ The Law and Order Leagus at Cannonville was organized last Friday night, as we noted last issue. The meeting was presided over by Rev, J. W. Strieker, and T. L. Chaney acted as Secretary. Much interest was shown in the movement, and a meeting will be held on Tuesday night of next week to effect a permanent organ ization. \ A. Caldwell has the contract for the erection of a handsome residence for B. L. Umberger on the lot atCook's crossing recently purchased from Ira Winecoff. Mr. Umberger’s residence will cost between $5,000 and $6,000, will be the handsomest residence in the county outside of Concord. Mr. Caldwell is now getting out the bill of lumber for it. Mr. Umberger will have his own wind mill and water works, and has planned to put in a gas plant. From what we hear he will have an ideal modern country home. On last Saturday night as the second section of frieght No. j82 was passing the Buffalo mill some one from the embankment threw a stone at the train. The stone hit the engineer, J. Austell, on the left temple and knocked him senseless. Conductor Poole had to take chargeof the train,the wound ed engineer was taken to Salisbury and given attention, and is get ting along all right. It was after ward found out that the thrower of the stone waB Sim Clay, who lives in No. 2 township, and he was arrested Sunday by Policman Braswell, by order of Sheriff Har ris. Clay was bound over to court in^fie sum of $100, his father glv 'ing on his bond, ,T’he Methodists of Cannonville have purchased from C. B. Wago ner the corner lot in his large resi dence tract near the corner of West Depot and Kerr streets, and will soon begin the erection of a hondsome new brick church. The lot is 63x160 feet. The lot in rear, 70x160 feet, facing Kerr street, has also been bought, and it is probable that a parsonage will be put on this lot. The Gen eral Church Extension Board, which meets in Charlotte next Monday, will be asked for a dona tion of $700 and a loan of $1,000. Ptis expected that the church will co^t from $5,000 to $7,000. Vs Stood the Test 25 Years The old, original Grove’s Taste less Chill Tonic. You know what you are taking. It is iron and qui nine in a tasteless form. No cure, no pay. 50c, --m • Starving to Death. Because her stomach was so weakened by useless drugging that she could not eat, Mrs. Mary H. Walters, of St. Clair St-, Col umbus, O., was literally starving to death. She writes: “My stomach was so waeak from use less drugs that I could not eat, and my nerves so wrecked that I could not sleep; and not before I was given up to die was I induced to try Electric Bitters; with the wonderful result that improvement began at once, and a complete cure followed.” Best health Tonic on earth. 50c. Guaranteed by all druggists. UNDESIRABLE IMMIGRATION CROWD? OUT DESIRABLE. Extracts From Official Reports of U. S. Immigrant Inspector Marcus Braun. ' “Having arrived at the above conclusions, it is but just and proper that I should differentiate between good and bad immigra tion, in so far as the countries are concerned whence we get most immigrants, ana I respectfully submit that the very best material reaching the United States comes from Germany, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Hol land, and Switzerland; in fact, from all western and northern countries of Europe” (which have a large surplus population as ever). “It is deplorable that we do not get more of this class of immigra tion, and I found the reason to lie in the fact we are getting too much of an inferior immigration, with whom the German, Swede, etc., can not very well compete. My contention in this particular was fully borne out by an inter view which I had with Herr von Pillis, a gentleman semiofficially connected with the German Gov ernment, whose business it is to induce the Germans from other countries, such as Russia, IIuu gary, and others, to settle in Ger many, provided they have money enough to buy land. He remark ed to me as follows: “ ‘We view with great satisfac tion the fact that few Germans emigrate to the United States, which is not due so much to the excellent conditions existing here as to the fact that by your present immigration, labor has been mer cilessly cheapened in America.’ ” (Ibid, p. 24.) STATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY. Horse Killed by a Buggy Shaft Run Through Its Breast. Statesville lankmark, March 6th. A large number of Statesville people, possibly half a hundred, contemplate taking in the Bern hardt performance in Salisbury Saturday night. President Conger, of the Iiedell Cotton Association, authorizes the Landmark to announce a meeting of the Elmwood division of the Chumbersburg township associa tion, to be held at the school house at Elmwood Saturday eve ning, the 10th, at 7:80. About 30 Pythians from the lo cal lodge will leave here this eve ning at 6:30 on a special, train to attend the district meeting, Knights of Pythias, which is to be held at Mooresville tonight. Arthur Lail, who last summer went to Mooresville and married while he had a wife living in Lenoir, was convicted of bigamy in Caldwell Superior Court last week and sentencod to four months on the roads. Lail pro fessed to be insane. The suit pending between W. G. Lewis and W. E. Morrison in regard to a horse trade was settled Friday by compromise. A horse which Mr. Lewis got from Mr. Morrison died soon thereafter. It was valued at $200 and by agree ment they divided the loss be tween them, Mr. Morrison paying Mr. Lewis $100 for his share of the loss. A tragedy which resulted only in the death of a horse—but a tragedy nevertheless—oecurred near the railroad station Friday afternoon, when W. T. Nichol son’s little bav mare met her death in a horrible manner. R. 0. Deitz had driven the mare to the station and hitched her in front of the McElwee factory on Center street. T. W. Frazier was driving his horse to a buggy near the Statesville Flour Mills, when the animal took fright at a pass ing engine and ran. Mr. Frazier was thrown out of the buggy and hurt. His horse dashed into Cen ter street at terrific speed, turn ing north to come up town. As it turned north it struck Mr, Nich olson’s mare and a shaft of Mr. 'Frazier’s buggy penetrated the pdor animal’s left breast, extend ing\hrough though the body a distance of about 18 inches and coming out behind the right shoulder. The shaft broke off and both animals broke loose from the vehicles to which they were attached. The Frazier horse ran up town and was caught at Hen kel’s stables It fell flat as it turned toward the stables but was unhurt. The Nicholson mare ran across the street and was stopped. The piece of shaft was removed as soon as possible but death soon released the wounded beast from its agony. A pathetic feature of the incident was that when Mr. Nicholson arrived the mare recog nized him and cried plaintively as if for help, and when the broken shaft was removed she started toward her master but soon fell and died. Statesville Landmark, March 9th The work of of excavating for the new bank building of the Loan ana Trust Company is almost completed and the brick layers will go to work in a few days. Thirty-one Pythians took ad vantage of the special train run from here to Mooresville Tuesday night, to attend the district meet ing. All who made the trip re port an interesting meeting. A banquet was served by the Moores ville Pythians after the business meeting was adjourned. J. Anderson Lackey, who lives in the the west end of town, has a good horse that is strangely af flicted. Monday Mr. Anderson rode the animal a little distance from home to exercise it. Up to that time it had shown no signs of illness. Suddenly it became ill, was seemingly paralyzed, and has been in such a condition since that Mr. Anderrson was unable to to get it home, not mere than a mile away. Mr. and Mrs. Henry McLain, who live abour three miles south of Statesville, are celebrating the 65th anniversary of their mar riage today at their home. Mr. McLain is 94 years old and Mrs. McLain is 86. They have 18 great-great grandchildren. Three children live in Statesville—W. P. McLain, Mrs. E. E. Alexander and Mrs. A, L. Alexander. Mr. McLain is probably the oldest citizen in Iredell county. Henry Moser, colored, a labor er on the work train which operates on this section of the Southern Railway, was seriously injured] last Friday while the train tem porarily stationed at Barber Junc tion, by a large lump of coal being accidentally dropped on his head by a fellow laborer.Moser was ren dered unconscious bythe lick and was brought here for treatment. Dr.T. E.Andersson examined him and stated that he was suffering from concussion of the brain An operation was performed and Moser was only restored to con sciousness yesterday. Dr, Ander son says the negro will recover. J. W. Anderson, representing the Southern States Realty Co., which recently purchased the Cowles property on east Broad street, is now having the property put in shape to offer for sale. Surveyors ar9 now on the grounds laying off the streets and lots and as soon as this is completed the lots will be offered for sale, about 150 altogther. After the streets have been graded the sidewalks will be paved with vitrified brick. This property is located in one of the prettiest parts of Statesville and lots will be sold to the better | class of people. The President Wednesday sent to the Senate the name of John William Long, to be postmaster at StaJesville, In mentioning the appointment the Washington cor respondent of the Raleigh News and Obseruer says: “Mr. Long, who is a third termer, received his appointment by reason of his good record as an official and the char acter of indorsements given him by the people of his town. He was endorsed by Representative Blackburn, and it is understood that the organization Had also gone on record in his favor. Neither of these endorsements affected the appointment, though some of Mr. Blackburn’s friends seemed to look upon the nomi nation as a partial victory.” So far as known no opposition will be offered to Mr. Long’s con firmation and it is presumed that he will be promptly confirmed — [The confirmation by the Senate place Friday.—Ed. Watchman ] ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY. May Install Water Woiks, A Flag Raising, A Boiler Turns Over. Stanly Enterprise, March 8th. Friendship Council No. 82 Jr. O. U. A. M. will have a flag rais ing and present a Bible to the public school house near J. W. Fink’s on Saturday of next week at 1 p. m. Neighboring Juniors and the public are cordially in vited to be present. J. B. Gordon, hydraulic en gineer, was here this week view ing the town and advising with our officials concerning the olac ing of water works. Mr. Gordon is superintending the works at Spencer, and he thinks the time opportune for Albemarle to place in a system. There came near being a serious accident Monday as the large boiler for the Woodland Mfg. Co., was being removed from rhe sta tion at this place to the plant of the company.lt was train time and the train was expected every mo ment. Thos. Efird, the drixer, had the lines which governed four of as fine hores as ever pulled a load. He gave the word to his team, and the load was placed right across the railroad track be fore it was discovered that the brake chain had not been placed in position. A breathless wrait of a few moments which seemed a long while, the hasty fastening of the chain to one of the wheels of the immense wagon, a signal to the horses, were only incidents. The heavy decline in grade on west side of the track had hardly been reached when the log chain broke and the heavy load crowded upon the two rear horsee. The driver jumped in good time, the horses fell and got all tangled up in the harness in the ditch beside the road, and the great boiler toppled over in a most graceful way, in a convenient position upon the sidewalk embankment. What wmuld have happened had driver not jumped in good time, or if the frightened horses had have attempted to outrun the load until the bridge at the creek had been reached are matters for conjec ture. Fortunatly, no one was hurt and the boiler was soon reloaded upon the wagon. A weak link in the chain was the cause of the trouble. The lesson : No chain or belt is stronger than at its weak est point. Before venturing, see that all links are sound. Now is the Time to Re-new your Sub scription to The Watchman. Read our Propositions. A Voting Contest*and a $60 Sewing Machine to be Given Away. After a great deal of hesitation we have again decided to give our readers and the public in general another opportunity to get the Carolina Watchman at a reduced price. In short a one dollar paper, worth two dollars, for 50 and 75 cents, as per propositions below. Read them over and see what you can do. proposition no. 1. For one who renews his subscription, on or before June 2nd, 1906, and is clear on the books, the subscription price for one year will be, if paid in advance, 75c. proposition no. 2. For one who is in arrears, pays up in full and renews his subscription, on or before June 2nd, 1906, the price for one year will be, if paid in advance, 75c. proposition no. 3. For one who renews his subscription, on or before June 2nd, 1906, is square on the books, and brings us one or more new subscribers, (a new subsciber means one who has not ^ been taking the paper,) the price will be for oue year, if paid in advance, 50c for the renewal, and 50c for each new subscriber secured. PROPOSITION no. 4. To any one who is square on our books, we will give one year’s subscription free; provided, he secures on or before June 2nd, 1906, five or more new subscribers for the Watch mam, At 50c per year each, paid in advance. SEWING MACHl'NE TO BE GIVEN AWAY, OR PROPOSITION NO. 5. We have just obtained one of the Wheeler & Wilson latest models, five-drawer, ball-bearing, rotary motion, high-grade sewing machines, one that retails every where for $60. This is one of the best makes of machines on the market, it is worth every dollar of its retail price and is good enough to go in any home in the State. It is on exhi bition at the Watchman office and an expert operator will be present to show all the parts and explain its workings to any who may call for the purpose of examining it. We pro pose to give this machine away, absolutely free, to the party, man or woman, receiving the largest number of votes between now and the close of our special offers, Saturday, June 2nd, 1906. Votes will be given with each subscription, both to the party who acts as agent for the paper and also to the subscriber. Any subscriber to the Watchman may act as agent, but no one else. The votes will have a value of one jcent each, or for every 50 cents and over paid on sub scription, 50 or more votes be given according to the amount paid in, except when subscriptions are received through an agent. In the latter event 100 votes will be given, half to the subscriber and half to the agent. We do not propose to name the candidates, everybody is to have the privileges of selecting his own. The only restriction is that you select some respectable person. It is preferred that each neigh borhood select some prominent lady, and all in that neigh borhood cast their votes for her, then the most prominent lady in the county will get the machine. Come in and see the machine, bring your wife in and let her see it, and if you are not a wooden man, get in the game. Remember the regular price of the Watchman is $1 it is worth every cent of this price and after June 2nd, 1906 no one can get it for less. So if you want a good weekly paper giving all the home and general news, don’t hesitate to take advantage of some one of our propositions at once. If you do not care to make an effort for the machine, probably you can do something with proposition ISo. 4. At any rate we will greatly appreciate anything that you may do for us in this line. There is some one in most every neighborhood who does get The Watchman and if you would mention it to him you would not have any trouble in securing his sub scription. Don’t delay, but act at once as some one else may see him before you do and you would thus lose the opportunity. Sample copies furnished free to any who mav desire same. Voting coupons will be issued with every subscription re ceived. Be sure to vote early and often. 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