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-"W" "Mri OQLLEQffQ^ Watchman. A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and Honesty in Governmental Affairs. Vol. II. No. 35. Salisbury, N. C., Wednesday, August 22nd, 1906. Wm. h. Stewart, Editor. JESSE C. NAIL. INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE FOR SHERIFF OF ROWAN COUNTY. J E. Nail is the one candidate for Sheriff, outside of Democratic ranks to make announcement in these columns of his candidacy. Mr. Nail will make the race as an independent candidate, and he says he is in it to stay. Several members of the Repub lican County Executive commit tee met at the court house Satur day, to discuss conditions in the county, and to consider the elec tion of a temporary chairman to serve during the illness of Chair man Walter Burrage. It was de cided to call a meeting of the committee for Tuesday, Augus1 28th, and choose a vice-chairman j to assist Mr. Burrage. It is stated that the Republicans i will put out a full couuty ticket, | when the convention meets in September. Among the gentle man mentioned as candidates f^i Sheriff on this ticket, are; John i Houston, Elijah Miller, W. T. | Gnenn and James Dorsett. It is | further rumored that a number ot : other Republicans have expressed j a willingness to be sacrificed as ' candidates for other county of j fices. ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY. Editer Bivens After the Active Mosquito. Stanly's Oil Boom. Stonily Fnt»ri'ris«, August, letli. Who has felt the caressing in fluences of delightful sleep, dis-. turbed in the wee sma’ hourB by the doleful tune of the mosquito! There are many pitched t attle* the world knows not of, and our folks carry souvenirs of nocturnal visitations that are not as treas ured keepsakes. Verily, oui health authorities need to make war on those stagnant holes, lesi our little town becomes depopu lated. If that Stanly county oil boom that is now being heralded to the world is as full of gas as was the accompanying report of the re publican gathering here Saturday and the political speaking, it is destined to spend its force in hot air. People in Albemarle attach but little importance to the re port, though they hope that de velopments may prove it well founded. The Wharftown correspondent of The Messenger-Intelligencer contains the following items: “A fifty-foot bridge, supposed to have come off Long creek, in Stanly county, was lodged on a small island during the recent freshet, at a point exactly where the railroad will crissthe river. It seems that Providence is try ing to assist in the conctruction of the road.” E. A. Mcore, of Marshville, died on Thursday of last week from injuries received in a tram accident at Peach land on Tuesday before. His train had sidetrack ed to let another pass. He got off and was just getting back on when he was crushed between the station platform and the rear of the passenger coach. Spencer Blackburn is saying the same old thing in the same old way. His speech here Satur day varied but little from the first he ever made in the county. But “the boys” accept his ex cuses and expect something better next time they will get the same old thing. The several cotton and knit ting mills of the place are closed down for the week, and the many operatives and bosses are enjoy ing days of recreation. Many are visiting homes and friends away from here. The Southern’s officials were down Tuesday on a tour ®f in spection of the Yadkin railroad. An enlarged depot at this point and other improvements, arf promsied. They should follow al once. CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY. Mad Dog Scare Aged Man is Lest in a Hard Storm. Coiieord Times, aus, 14th. Last week was a big week in cotton circles, over 800 bales being sold here. The price has gone down to lOf cents. We are pleased to see many of our citizens taking active interest in improving their home and grounds. A little effort on the part of each citizen would give our town a more prominent posi tion upon the map. A mad dog created considera ble excitement on Cburch street Saturday afternoon. It belonged to a colored man who had moved off and left it. It was finally kill ed by Messrs. W. A. Foil and Afton Means. It has not yet been decided whether or not the braiding fac tory which was burned last week, will be rebuilt. The building had only recently been purchased from the Morrris Bros., and all of the machinery had not been put in. The owners, Messrs. .Tno. A. and Chas. E, Barnhardt, had taken out au insurance policy on the building and contents only one day before the fire. It is not yet known how the fire originated. People who write things which they would like to see printed in a newpaper, should bear in mind that what they write as their per sonal opinion should be fathered by them, and when they write stuff that is not fit for them to attach their names to it should never be printed. Remember, the rule of all decent newspapers and you will never Have occasion to put on the shoe. This is th« rule which we give in all kindness, Never ask a newspaper to do any thing you are ashamed to do your self. Paul Furr, an aged man of No 5 township, started to a neighbor’s last Sund y afternoon about 1:3( o’clock, and got lost. He lives with his son, Wade Furr, auc left there to go to Henry Safrit’s. Mrs, Furr watched him until hr got out of sight. Mr. Furr hac not returned when the storn came up, and a search was madr for him. as it was found that h< had not arrived at Mr. Safrit’s He was not found until abou 9:30 o’clock, when he was discov ered sitting against a pine trei not over 300 yards from home He says on the way to Mr. Safrit’i he sat down on the roadside t< rest and soon went to sleep. H says on awaking he lost his bear ings, and in wanderiug arounr got lost. The farm bells wer rung and a general alarm made He was out in all the rain, and o - course waB soaking wet whei found. THE LYNCHED NEGROES. As they appeared after the mob ot Monday night. August 6th, had finished its work of administering alleged justice. LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY. Mr. Mendenhall Imp'oving. Liberal Do nation Occasions Surprise. Lexington Dispatch, Aug, lfith. Deputy Collector J. D. Al bright, of Charlotte, has been here this week fixing up bonds for brandy distilleries. Coll ctor Al bright is one of the best known and most efficient officers in the revenue service. D. E. Adder, of Reedy Creek, discovered a curiosity in his melon patch last week in the shape of a tAin cantelope. He brought it to town and it has been on display in Smith’s drug store this week We believe this sort of business '8 unusual in melon patches. It is with a great deal of pleas ure that we can announce this week that J. N. Mendenhall has improved very much, and is grow ing stronger each day. This will be good news to many friends and nobody is more pleased with it than The Dispatch. We earnest ly hope that Mr. Mendenhall will very shortly be able to be about again. When the usual collection at the First Reformed church was taken up Sunday an ordinary en velope used on such occasions by members of the church was found in the plate, without name or mark that would indicate the donor. The envelope contained a $20 bill, a $10 bill and four $5 bills, making $50. Mystery sur rounds the liberal person who donated the unusual sum. Wm. Wilson, a negro, who lived at 408 Maple street, Greensboro, was killed between seven and oight o’clock Monday morning at the trestle over Leonard’s creek. He was on the trestle and had stopped to look at some hands working below when train 37 came along. Instead of stepping to one side as he had ime and opportunity f>>r doing so, he turn ed began running down the track. The train soon caught him and hurled him upward, and as he came down struck him again and ! threw him to one side, killing him instantly. The Dispatch is advised that blind tigers are flourishing and ' gambling dens are being conduct ed here in Lexington, and it is a well known fact that there is a i house of ill repute run by a well : known character near the depot that is a disgrace to the town. . What’s the matter with our offi cers, the men who are pai 1 by the s tax-payers of this town to enforce the law? Do they know these ! things? If they do, why don’t ) they do their duty? And if they ' are ignorant, isn’t it. a fait that • they are inefficient 1 If they can 1 not secure evidence and remove j these evils, they should resijn The Dispatch intends to talk plain f and to call names if the law’ is l not enforced. A word to the wist is sufficient. STATESVILLE AN3 IREDELL COUNTY. Handsome New Church Nearly Completed. Street Railway Line. .Statesville Landmark, August 14th. L. C. Caldwell has inquiries (from outside parties in regard to ,a street railway line in Statesville 'and also in regard to water powers in this vicinity, Wade Coffee has rented J. Clark Sullivan’s place, east of town, and will conduct his dog ken nejs there. Mr. Coffee will also accommodate Northern hunters this winter. W. F. Howard, who was occupying the Sullivan place, has moved into the Daniels’ resi dence, on South Tradd street. In Bloomfield Sunday morning Elam Josey shot and killed a small blind 1 e dog which had given every evidence of dydrophobia. The doy was a stranger that had wandered into the community. D. J. Flake Carlton, who has been a bookkeeper for the Ameri can Tobacco Co. at Durham, is (expected here this week to become ticket agent at the depot. He succeeds L. D. Burkhead, who takes Frank Sherrill’s plac9 as (cashier, Mr. Sherrill having been made agent. Dr. Carlton will of (course bring his family to States ville. ( Relatives here have received (news of the death of Mrs. A. J. K. ( Thomas, which occurred Sunday «t the home of her son-iu-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs, John E Adams, at Grandview, Texas. (Mrs. Thomas was Miss Lorex and was a native of Lincoln county. She was about 70 years old. Dr. and Mrs. Thomas lived on their farm in Shiloh township for many years. About nine years ago they went to Texas to make their home with Mrs. Adams, their only child. Dr. Thomas died about two years ago. The walls of the new Baptist church are ready for the roof and j the rafters are being put up. The building is of red pressed brick, Rowan granite, and the windows of stai led glass. The building will be heated with hot air. There are two front and one side en trance. The sidewalk will be cut down even with the concrete wralk across the street. The congrega tion is hoping to be able to wor ship in the new building by No vember 1st. Sheriff Julian’s error was in re jecting a military guard in ad vance and taking the risk of the very thing that happened ; or the prisoners might have been return jed to the Charlotte jail Monday levelling and brought back next ■ morning—not kept iu Salisbury |at night at all. It is hardly prob able that there would have been any lynching in daylight, for your (lyncher, no matter how good a citizen nor how brave personally, generally prefers the cover of (darkness. But Sheriff Julian (doubtless pursued what tie thought (was the best course, and The i Landmark for one has no re proaches to offer. DEATH OF ONE Of ROWAN’S BEST LOVED, AND MOST RESPECTED CITIZENS. There were few citizens in Row an County who heard of the death on last Thursday, of Capt. Jack Lindsay, who did not feel a dis tinct personal loss. Capt. Lindsay, who was about 76 years of age, was sitting c n the porch Wednesday afternoon at his home at South River, when he wrs stricken by paralysis. Physicians were hastily summon ed from Salisbury, but the strick en man never regained conscious ness and died early Thursday morning. The deceased was one of na ture’s noblemen. Affabl e and genial in manner, generously hos pitable honorable and strictly conscientious in all his dealings with his fellow men, sympathet ic, warm hearted, a man of deeds rather than words, his taking off well lie an occa-ion of the most sincere mourning, for his death is a decided loss to Rowan county, Capt. Lindsay came to North Ci r ilina from Scotland about 56 vs ars ago. He settled in the i hird Creek neighborhood and operated a flour mill for some time. At a later date he was in terested in the old St. John’s Mill, and subsequent to this he was part owner of the Foard and Lindsay mili, with which he had .been identified for years. Capt. Lindsay had been mar ried three times, his widow and four children surviving him. The four children referred to are Mrs. Henry Foard, Mrs Owen Tatum, W, C. Lindsay, of Salisbury, and Walter Lindsay, of Winston. The funeral was held at the residence at 9 o’clock Saturday morning. After the service at the home the remains were taken to Jerusalem, Davie county, for interment Capt. Lindsay was a member of Fulton Lodge, No. 99, A. F. and A. M., and the members of the lodge attended the funeral in a body. SUiT AGAINST A. & N. C. Conductor Mistakes white Man tor Negro. Trouble Follows. Summons has been issued against the Atlanta & Forth Caro lina Company by C. Bailey, father of Ross Bailey, of this city, in a suit for damages resulting from alleged gross insults and an assault on young Bailey by Con ductor Hancock about a month ago. The amount -of damages asked has not been learned. According to eye witnesses the occurrence out of which the ac tion grows is about as follows: Conductor Hancock was in charge of No, 3. the afternoon passenger train to Morehead, and when it arrived at Kinston station on the afternoon in question there was a large crowd to get off and a large 'crowd to get on. Among the latter was Katie Bailey, a small sister of Ross Bailey. In her hurry to get on she was sep arated from her brother in the crowd aud he had her ticket. She had taken a seat in the car and called for him from the window to bring the ticket, which he started to do, when, in starting up the steps, he was told by the conductor to stand back out of the way. Ross insisted thai he had business on the train, that his little sister was on, and he wanted to give her her ticket. Condvctor Hancock then said t > Bailey, “We’ll go around to the other end of the car where you bel ng,” meaning the depart ment for the colored people. Ross resented the. imputation and said to Cant; Hancock: “\\ hat do you take me for.” Capt. Hancock replied, “I take you for a d- nigger, that’s what” Ross then replied, “You are a liar,” and each advanced on the other aud licks were passed when friends interfered and stepped the scrap, exolamiug to Hancock that he hap made a mistake. Apology was made by the con ductor and accepted by Mr Bailey and after full explanation both expressed regret at the occurrence. A trial before the mayjr lor af fray resulted in taxing each de fendant with part of the cost. Mr, Bailey has a dark complex ion, which accounts for mistake. NEGRO CAPfUREO AND IS LYNCHED. The Assailamt of Miss Jennie Brooks and Negro Girl Near Greenwood, S. C., Meets Death at Hands of Mob. Greenville, S C., Aug. 17.—De spite the presence of Governor Hey ward, at Greenwood, who plead with great earnestness for the sake of God, for the sake of the fair name of South Carolina to let the law take its course, a crowd of over one thousand deter mined men shot to death last afternoon Bob Davis, the negro fiend who attempted criminal as sault on Miss Jennie Brooks Tues day morning and almost murder ed her by cutting h?r throat. Search for Davis had been unre lenting since Tuesday, but it had seemed all day that Davis would get away. The searching party aad dropped in numbers, but those who remained were deter mined. This afternoon a party tracked Davis to a creek three miles south of Ninety-Six and three of the party got in the creek and waded down looking for fur ther traces. Some one of them discovered a human form crouching on a shelving bank washed out by the creek. It was Davis. He was dragged out, » egging them not to shoot; several knew him personal ly He was taken to the home of Miss Brooks and was at once iden tified by her. Governor Hey ward, who had reached the scene, plead ed with the mob to let the law take its course, but it was no use. They paid him all respect while he was tajking, but immediately turned their backs upon him when he had finished. The Sher iff also was present and tried to calk to the crowd, hut all to no purpose. The negro was led off down the road, out of sight of the Gov ernor and preparations made for ending his life. The girls father want;d to burn him and many in the cr.wd were for it, but all were not fully determined. The Gov j ernor, hearing the taik of burning, sick at heart, tried to go to the scene to do something to prevent it but friends would not let him go, telling him that he had done all Continued on page 8.