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Vol. li No. 15. Salisbury, N. C., Wednesday, April 4, 3906 Wm. H. Stewart, Editor.
IMMIGRANTS FOR THE SOUTH. The Right of the South to Insist Upon Hai Ing None Save the Best. Kobert De C. Ward in the Tradesman, Jul 15th, 1905. O.i the one hand, congests slum districts in all the largi northern cities, with a populatioi largely of foreign birth or paren tage - and a growing conviction o the impossibility even with un limited resources of men o: money, of permanently raising the standards of living of thii Blum population as long as it n crowded together, and as long ai the stream of newer immigranti pours in, On the other hand vast areas in our western auc southern states where the farmers the cotton growers and the mine owners are asking for labor, Is it any wonder that the weary charity workers of these northern cities are saying that if that theii foreign born slum population could be distributed over the southern and the western states, many of the difficulties which are now met with in educating and assimilating these aliens could be disposed of? Is it surprising that the farmers and cotton growers and mine owners should on the whole look forward to this new movement of population into their own districts as likely to solve for them the great problem of lack of labor? And does it strike auy one as strange that our railroads and the foreign steam ship companies should favor such a scheme of distribution, which clearly means more business for them? The people of the south at pres ent hold the key to the immigra tion problem. If they say : “We want anybody we can get to work for us; if we cannot have an honest, strong, intelligent, skilled laborer we will take of low vitality, poor physique, mentally deficient, unused to out-door work; dishonest,” then the char ity workers of our northern cities, and our railroad companies, will send all sorts of aliens who are generally regarded as “undesira ble” into the southern states. If, on the other hand, the peo ple of the south clearly recognize tne fact that our present immigra tion laws make it possible for thousands of aliens to land here every year who are not likely to benefit but an injury; who are weak and sickly; who have come because they were inveigled into buying a passage ticket by a steam ship agent, or were given the ticket by a charitable society, in order that they might become a charge upon the United States rather than the home country; if tne poopie oi Tine soum regard line welfare of their own country in stead of considering only their own financial gain, then they will insist on having none but honest, industrious, healthy and fit im migrants. Such aliens there are in abundance in the large cities, who would be far better off in the country. These are the ones whom the south wants. Dis honest, shiftless, sickly and unfit immigrants there are also in abundance in our large northern cities. These the south does not want. Neither do the northern cities want them, Yet they con tinue to pour in on us because c ingress has not properly dammed the flood. To send out from .the large cities of the country dis tricts, simply because charitable ageucies think they can thus re lieve themselves of an unpleasant burden, is much like throwing one's weeds over one’s neighbor’s fence into his garden. (To be Continued.) ---- Subscribe for the Carolina $1.00. STATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY. A Postoffice Robber Caught. The Glass Company Chartered. r Statesville Landmark, March 27th. Mrs. Ida Owens, wife of John Owens, was found dead in bed * Sunday morning at her home in 1 Barringer township. Mrs. Owens [ was a sufferer from consumption r and had been in bad health for some time. She was about 30 years cf age. * Jesse Henderson, an orphan boy ( 13 years old, was arrested at Olin ( Thursday by Deputy Sheriff Hal ! Gill, charged with having robbed the Olin postoffice several weeks ago of $18 in cash and other valu ables. At a hearing before J. A. Stikeleather, Esq., the boy acknowledged robbing the post office andjhe was sent to jail here to await trial at the next term of theUnited States court. No bond was fixed. The O. W. Slaine Glass Comp any. of Statesville, was chartered Thursday. The authorized capital is $50,000 with $20,000 paid in. The incorporators are O. W. Slaine, of Pittsburg, Pa., E. M. Purdy. D. A. Miller and others, of States ville. Several Bites are in view for the building but none has been definitely decided on. JLhursday morning at the sana torium the leg of John T. Murdock, which was so severely injured at Steele’s foundry some weeks ago, was amputated. Mr. Murdock stood the operation well and it is thought by hi3 physicians that he will recover. The fire in Statesville Tuesday of last week, originated in S. L. Leary’s photograph gallery/and destroyed it and three $ther buildings adjoining on the east ^ The Iobs by the fire will range be tween $30,000 and $35,000 and the insurance seems to be $15,0o0 or $16,000. The heaviest losses were: Mrs. M. L. Gunn, S. L. Leary, The Lazenby-Montgomery Hard ware Co., W. P. McLain, M. L. Gunn. Capt. P. C. Carlton, Louis Clark, Mills & Poston and Dr. J. X Mott. During the progress of the fire aid was asked from Salis bury, and although our fire fiigh ters made unusual haste in ans wering the call, they did not ar rived until the fire was about under control, the good people of Statesville, however, appreciated onr efforts none the less and speak in high terms of the Salisbury boys.Most of the buildings will be rebuilt and the firms discommod ed are locating elsewhere and will continue business. - Much Money for the Jamestown Exposition. The House committee on arts and expositions today authorized a favorable report on the bill car rying the following appropriations for the Jamestown Exposition: $250,000 direct appropriations, $400,000 for government pier, $250,000 for government building, $50,000 for officers’ rendezvous, $100,000 for enlisted men, $100,000 for transportation of soldiers and arms, $100,000 to the negro de velopment company which will hold an exposition in connection with the event. The committee also considered an appropriation of $25,000 at Jamestown Island, $5,000 for enclosing grounds and $10,000 to continue excavations there in search of antiquities. —Washington Dispatch, 23d. -• •--— A Badly Burned Girl or boy, man or woman, is quickly out of pain if Bucklen’s Arnica Salve is applied promptly. G. J. Wolch, of Tekunsha, Mich., says: ‘T use it in my family for cuts, sores and all skin injuries, and find it perfect.” Quickest Pile cure known. Best healing salve made, 25c at all drug stores. CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY. Governor Glenn to Speak on Sunday April 8th. Concord Times, March 30th. Joe Johnson, an old and re> spected dolored citizen of Com cord, died yesterday morning. He was stricken with paralysis Tuesday morning while at his work at W. S. Bingham’s. H. M. Ieenhour, of Gold Hill, was in Concord last week. Mr, Isenhour says he cured himself in five days of a cancerous growth on his mouth, which had been trou bling him a good deal. The Missionary Institute fox for Salisbury district convened in Central Church here last night with a sermon by Rev. J. E. Gay, of Spencer, Quite a number of visitors arrived yesterday and last night, and more are expected to day. Senator Simmons as chairman of the State Democratic Execu Committee, has issued a call for meeting of the committee at Raleigh April 4. This looks like things political are beginning to stir. We are glad to note that the condition of Marshal Poter is somewhat improved. Dr. Stokes, of Salisbury, came down Tuesday to see him, and thinks he has a fighting chance for his life. The many friends of this excellent youug man hope that he may re cover. James M. Carter, a well known and much respected citizen of No. 11 township, died Friday night March 23rd at the home of his son-in-law, Julius Yate, at the Bala mill. Mr. Career had been sick since January, and was 77 ■faears and 6 days of age. Governor Robert B. Glenn will be iu Concord on Sunday, April 8 as the guest of Hon. W. R. Odell, and will make two addresses on that day. In the morning at 11 o’clock he will speak at the Forest Hill Methodist church on Sunday School work, and iu the evening at 8 o’clock he will deliver an address on temperance at the Cen tral graded school building. -«-«»-• Senator Overman’s Bill With Referance to the Cotton Trade in the Orient. Senator Overman held a confer ence with the Secretary of the De partment of Commerce and Labor today, the result of which is of im portance to the Soutnern States generally. A final agreement was reached respecting Senator Over man’s bill designed to extend the cotton trade in the Orient. Under the revised bill it is proposed to appoint a commission of five ex perts, whose labors to extend the cotton trade will be under the di rect supervision of the depart ment, Some of these commission ers or agents will make trips abroad and a display of cotton goods, de signed for export, will be made in all cotton manufacturing centers in Southern and New England States, while agencies are to be established where information will be given as to trade conditions and the kind of goods being pur chased in the various markets of the world. It is thought the sub committee to which this was re feired will agree to this substitute and that it will be reported favor ably at an early date, The con sular agents will also be directed to work in harmony with those who are to be assigned to this work.—Washington Dispatch, 23. Has Stood the Test 25 Years The old, original Grove’s Taste less Chill Tonic. You know what you are taking. It is iron aDd qui nine in a tasteless form. No cure, no pay. 50c. LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY. Some Short Interesting Items From Our Neighbor. Lexington Oispateh, March 28th. Dr. J. M. Flippin, of Salisbury, formerly of Thomasville, spent. Sunday in the city.- He was called in consultation with Dr. J. W. Peacock for W. 0. Harris’ child who is quite sick. The R. Everhart Son & Co., wholesale grocers, will, on April 1st, open a branch hous* in Thomasvillo in the Wyche Build ing. Homer Everhart, of Arnold, will take charge of this new en terprise. It is ordered by the Board of Aldermen of Thomasvillo that an election be held on the 2nd day of May for the purpose of voting “For Subscription” or “Against Subscription” to $75,000 stock in the Carolina, Glen Anna and Pee Dee Railway and Development Co. Steam shovels, dinkey engines and dump cars have been going down the road the last few day4 to Swearing Creek, two miles below town, where the double tracking force has begun operations. Lane Brothers have the contract for the double tracking along here, and Stuart and Jones have sublet part of it. Mrs. Nannie Langhorn Shaw, whose approaching marriage to the Multi-Millionaire Astor is causing such an event in the 400 society, is a near relative of Esq. J. R. Keen, of Thomasville. Mrs. Shaw’s mother was a Miss Nannie Keen, of Danville, Va. Hon Claude Swanson, the newly elect ed governor of Virginia, is also a cousin of Esquire Keen. Still another manufacturing in dustry for Lexington is now an assured fact. This new concern will manufacture desks for the foreign and domestic trade and will have a apital of $40,000. The work of organizing the com pany will be completed in a few days and just as soon as the fac tory buildings can be erected, and the machinery installed, the plant will be started up. A. D. Kinney, a Confederate soldier and a well known farmer, had quite a dangerous experience recently and luckily escaped with his life. He was crossing Flat Swamp creek bridge when some timbers gave way and precipated horses, wagon and driver into the creek 15 feet below, where the ■water is about four feet deep. Mr. Kinney was thrown clear of the wagon and timbers and so escaped unhurt, although completely sub merged. Some people went quickly to Mr. Kinney’s assistance and the team was gotten out without much damage. It seems nothing short of a miracle that the driver and horses were not killed. Communion at Salem. There will he communion ser vices held at Salem church next Sunday. Services on Easter Mon day at Salem. Rev. V. Y. Boozer will address the congregation at 11 o’clock. An Easter egg hunt in the afternoon. All come. -• • - $ weaver Pianos in Washington. The Briggs Piauo Co., of What com, Washington, after receiving a carload of Weaver organs and Weaver pianos, writes: “We are especially pleased with tho Weaver pianos, and we feel that we can successfully compete with any piano on the market.” If interested in a piano'of the finest quality ask for a catalogue of the Weaver piano. Weaver Organ & Piano Co., Manufacturers, York, Pa. Sold only by G. W, Frix, Salis bury, N. C. ROLL OF HONOR. A List of Those Who Have Subscribed to the Watchman. Below we give a list of those who have called and subscribed or renewed their subsription to the Watchman since our last issue. This list includes only those who pay. They are as follows: J. Lewis Rendleman, Pete Heilig, L. T. Troutman, W. C. Fraley, S. Y. Goodman, Jesse Saint, D. T. Lingle, W. T. Line barrier, James E. Dry, D. C. Trexler, Luther Mesimcre, P. A. Peeler, T. R. Lingle, J. W. Jones, Mrs, C. A. Coley. A. W. Earn hardt, Robt. S, Ward, G. A. Lyerly, F. L. Agner, F. L. Kluttz,. T. C. Eller, A. L. Lyerly, T. L. Pool, J. W. Pool, G. H.M. Trout man, Luther Barger, Chas. A. Deal, D. L. Kluttz, M. W. Kluttz, Mrs. M. L. Lingle, Mrs. L. W. Lingle, M. A. Kluttz, J. D. Trex ier, Mrs. A. M. Beck. Jacob E. Kluttz, Jno. C. Trexler, David L. Lyerly, A. Luther Miller, Nathan Brown, C. L, Frick, L. D. H. Brown, Thos. Dean, M. A. Waller, R. F. Pool, G. W. Smith, J. M. Yost, C. C. Basinger, J. F. Gar wood, C. L. Kluttz, T. D. Link, A. B. Petrea, Geo. B. Kesler, C. A. Johnson, W. L. Cauble, Thos. J. Lyerly, L. W. Beck, David S. Brown, William Verble, F. A. Earnhardt, W. A. Albright, Long Miller, C. H. Waller, James F. Barger, J. L. Litake~, Mrs. Judie Litaker, C. A. Long, Miss Minnie Boger, J. W. Coppley, Mrs. N. S. Wise, M. A. Cauble, J. M. Trex ler, Mrs. Hettie B, Earnhardt, Miss Etta Mitchel, W. G. Basin ger, W. L. Kluttz, R. Lee Wright, J. I.Hollobaugh, D. L. Rusher, S. M. Yost, W. B. Stirewalt, L. A. Boger, Wm. M. L. Fesperman, W. M. A. Troutman, Adam Wensil, L. A. Wensil, M, Luther Lyerly, W. T. Howell, M. A. J. Roseman, Geo. W. Hill, C. H. Sheppard, J. C. Hill, M. L. Agner, Z. A. Kluttz, Maxwell Holshouser, J W Basinger, W. R. Shipton, Geo. M. Shuping, Jas. H. Ramsay, Curb Ritchie, J. H. Horah, J. C. Cotigb enour, Ambrose Casper, and David A. Eller. We would be pleased to have your name for our next issue. Get in the push right now. --- ROUTE I. The Carolina Watchman, Mr. Editor.—I have noticed a mistake in the Verble correspon dence which I wish to correct, if you will permit ine space in your paper. At the close of school at Gheen’s, they challenged the Springfield team for a game of ball, which was accepted and a very nice game had. It went on very slow until the seventh inning which was due to Springfield, Night closed the game which there was no use to finish for the score stood 8 to 28 in favor of Springfield. The Garrett boys formed the battery and the Shoafs were the support of two innings. Fred Garrett, from the Hannah’s place, about six miles from Salis bury, who stood in thb box’ and shut the boys out for several in nings. The Gheen boys were very badly disappointed. They had all the visiting support that they could get, from including old players from Franklin and from Hall’s school house. Written by a Springfield Player. I -« -- Convicts Escape. Pleas Carter and William Gar wood, both colored, trusties on the Rowan chain gang, made their escape Friday night. Chairman Bernhardt offers a reward of $5 each for their re-capture. ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY. Five Wrecks on the Yadkin in a Week. Big Business. Stanly Enterprise, March 2#th. Five wrecks on the Yadkin Rail road last week waB the record. Verily, the Soutnbound from Wiu ston would be a welcome adjunct just now. Stewards of the Methodist church contemplate moving the parsonage so as to front Third street, next door to the new residence being erected by W. Henry Snuggs. J. T. Cole and others are inter esting themselves in getting a weaving mill in northwest Albe marle. A site will be donated, andMr.Coltraneof Concord, is ex pected to become interested in the scheme. G. M. McNider, of the Agricul tural Department at Raleigh, is in Albemarle. He drove out to Plyler yesterday to visit some of the farms of that vicinity. Mr. Mc Nider is making a perliminary in vestigation of the soil, with a view of locating a soil survey in this section. One of the county’s well known citizens passed away on the 15th instant, in the person of John Q, Lambert, who lived near Mission. He had been sick several weeks with lagrippe and paralysis. He was 65 years of age, and leaves a widow and eight grown ohildren to mourn his loss. As evidence of the immence bus iness being done by Morrow’Bro. & Heath Company, they received last week twenty solid car loads of hardware, fertilizers, dry goods, etc. Fourteen of these were brought down by one train, and all were due for delivery at that time. This is also evidence of a great and growing business being done in Albemarle. Will the Southbound Railroad be built? We don’t know; but the advance guard, so to speak, was down last week in the person of chief engineer, Captian Cornell. Hfe was going over the line to gather necessary data. He says that contracts for portions of the work will be let out this week, and a corps of draughtsmen and specialists have been drawing specifications, Capt. Cornell seems convinced that the railroad will be built, and appearances just now may be said to be exceed ingly favorable to that end. Restitution and Vindication. What a sigh of relief went up from many gratifying patriots when “Judge” Hamilton publicly told the New York legislature that he would not tell where some of that $1,854,000 life insur ance yellow dog fund instrusted to him for “law and legislative expenses” went to. A similar sigh would relieve the hardened heart of Babcock, chairman of the Republican Congressional Com mittee, and the younger and less hardened heart of Cortelyou, _±he chairman of the republican nation al committee, if he could be sure that no invesigating committee would want to know, “where did it come from” and what did you do with it?” Even the strenuous oc cupant of the White House, whose campaign was financed with these tainted contributions, would rest easier if he could see his way to wash his hands of the whole wretched business. The President owes it to his good name to order restitution to be made to the fund sacred to widows and orphans, and he certainly ovve3 an apology to Judge Parker for vir tually telling him he was—well exaggerating when he charged the now admitted fact, of these taint ed contributions.