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Watchman. A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs. Vol. II. No. 36. Salisbury, N. C., Wednesday, August 29th, 1906 Wm. H. Stewart, Editor. CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY. A Close Gall for a Young Couple Who Were Out Riding. Concord Times Aug. 21st. Oscar Walter aud Miss Ella Gray came near being drowned in Coddle Creek on Thursday night of last week. They were return ing from the County Sunday School Convention at Harrisburg, aud finding they could not get across the creek on the upper road on account of the swollen waters, they went back and attempted to get home by the lower road. They drove across the bridge at Coddle Creek, and on this side got into water over ihe horse’s head. The animal and the buggy were quickly carried down, and the buggy wras turned over. The horse was drowned, as it was im possible to extricate him, Mr. Walter making every effort to save the young lady and himself. They climbed on top or tne buggy, and made every effort to attract by their cries the atten tion of some one living near or some passer-by. Finally about 4 o’clock in the morning, after they had been in this perilous condition for hours, they attract ed the attention of a Mr. Smith and a Mr. Garmon who lived close by. These gentlemen came to the rescue, and after much trouble managed to get Miss Gray out by means of a rope. The vehicle then turned over and started down the stream with Mr. Walter holding to it. He was washed off and caught on the branches of a tree, where he re mained until 6 o’clock before he could be rescued. It was an awful experience, and the young gentle man and the young lady are to be congratulated that they escaped with their lives. Last Monday night the store of Linn Bros, at Landis was robbed. The door was forced open and some shoes mis3ed, but no money was taken. Just what amount of goods was stolen has not been learned though it is thought to have been small. The officers there have no clue. A change will go into effect on R. F. D. route No. 8 soon. This will add about 5 miles to the route, and about 180 families will be served Only four families now served will be off the route, and these can be serued .jy ^oing a little further for their rh^il. The change will put a number M new families on the route. We are glad to note that Eu gene Cannon, who was so serious ly hurt in an automobile accident several weeks ago, is now able to be up and out on the porch at his home. ■e ^‘z 3< 'M A charter was granted^Tuesday to the Concord Realty and Rail way Company, with a capital of $125,000, with power to build an electrict railway from Concord to Charlotte, or in any direction within 50 miles of Concord. The stockholders of this company are: It. A, Brown, L. A. Brown and J. L. Brown, of Concord; C. W. Johnson, of Charlotte and E. A. Johnson, of Rock Hill, S. C. \Mrs Mamie Holdbrooks, wif^ of S. E. Holdbrooks, died last Saturday morning at her home in Mecklenburg county, aged about 80 years. She was a daugh ter of Mrs. S. E. Alexander of Concord. The Yellow Fever Germ has recently i-jen discovered. It bears a dose resemblance , to the malaria germ. To free the sys tem from disease germs, the most effective remedy is Dr. King’s New Life Pills. Guaranteed to cure all diseases due to malaria poison and constipation. 25c at all druggists, f LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY. A Suggestion as to Hall and his Kind. A Story of Beans. Lexington Dispatch, Mis, 22nd. A farmer with a load of beans was trying to get 45 cents a bush el for them. He recited the fact that some one else had sold beans at that price and brought other arguments to bear on the dealer who, however, was not convinced that beans were worth more than 40 cents. Finally the man with the beans shook his head vigorous ly aud declared that “beans was scace, I tell you. The rain makes ’em fall off the vines.” Rain proved to be the magic word and the deal was closed instanter. The graded schools will open Monday, ■ Sept. 10th. The year •lit jii* ii n win ut; uutttuitj in tiic uiBuuijr ui Lexington’s educational progress, for the handsome new school building will afford for the first time sufficient accommodations for most of the Lexington school children. Ten rooms have been fitted with desks and all neces sary equipment. The school grounds are being prepared with an eye for beauty. About six hundred children may attend the graded schools this year. There are three places in North Carolina where negroes are not tolerated over night. These are the village of Canton, in Hay wood county, a beautiful place on the Pigeon river; and Madison and Mitchell counti-s. As far back as the memorv of man run neth no negro has ever passed a night in Canton. He may work there as he can in Mitchell and Madison, but at night he must skidoo. Ir' one is found after sundown he is quietly told that it is not healthy for travels. The Davidson Insurance and Trust Company has completed its survey of lots in Denton, and now has a large force of hands at W( rk opening streets. The com pany will not be abld to put any lots on the market until after the first of the month. A great many applications for lots have been received from people both in and out of the county, and the pros pects for securing several factori es are very encouraging. The outlook of the enterprise is very bright. The heavy rains for the past three or four days have prevented the farmers round about from bringing in their usual supplies of produce, and town people are get ting hungry. Butter, and eggs, chickens and even melons have been much sought after and rare ly found^ The town depends ab solutely on the country. N^h^le Hall is spending fifteen years nr the penitentiary, who provides for his wife and children? How about taking only enough of the proceeds of the forced lab^r of such men to pay their expenses and turning the remainder over to the family instead of the State treasury, Ttfe roof is being put~on the gl/ss factory building this week dnd the plant in other ways is be ing completed. The superintend ent, Thomas Gallagher, who comes here from Butler, Pa., is residing with his family on De pot street. A second twin canteloupe has been presented to the offics, this time by B. C. Gobble. It seems to be a good year for freaks of this sort. This one seems to be good to eat. -• • A Guaranteed Cure for Piles, Itching, blind, bleeding, protrud ing piles. Druggists are authorized to refund money if Pazo Ointment fails to cure in 6 to 14 days. 50c. BRYAN LOSES OUT. Illinois Bemocrats Igno e his Request tor the Removal of Sullivan. By a vote of 1.088 to 570 the Democratic convention placed on the table the request of William J. Bryan for the resignation of Roger Sullivan from the Nation al committee. Despite the fact that Mr. Bryan had declared that he did not wish to be endorsed unless Sullivan was repudiated, the convention declared him to be the one and only man capable of leading the Democratic party to victory in 1908, The endorsement of Bryan and the tabling of the motion calling for the resignation of Mr Sulli van came at the close of a most exciting session of the conven tion, iii which there were several firrKfo t.TirArrfTinnl-. ! fusion reigned supre m e. T h e committee on resolutions declin ed to report a plank callmg for the resignation of Sullivan and the debate followed upon a mo tion made in the convention by Judge Owen Thompson, of Jack sonville, calling for Sullivan’s resignation It had been agreed that each side should have forty five minutes of the time to pre sent its side of the case, and Judge Thompson was the first ad vocate of the cause of Mr. Bryan. He aroused the hostility of Sul livan’s friends by the unsparing manner in which he dwelt upon the last Democratic convention at Springfield. He stiode up and down the plat orm, white with wrath and his form shaking with the intensity of feeling. His caustic criticisms finally lost him the ear of the convention, and he might never have been able to conclude his speech if Sullivan had not personally requested qui et.—Peoria, 111., dispatch. Chicago ’Phone Girls Strike. Three hundred and fifty tele phone girls employed in the cen tral exchange, of the Chicago Tele phone C°mpany struck today. Seven thousand telephones in the business district were put out of service. The cause of the strike was an order issued by the company directing the girls of “Central” to enter the building through a rear dopr, which, in order to reach the passageway, is muddy even in the day time, and dark, slimy and slippery at night. There are three saloon eutraoes on the alley, and the girls declare that they are annoyed by hangers-on of these places. A demand that the order relat ing to the rear door be changed was refused by the company, and the girls struck, after a stormy meeting held early today —Chica go dispatch. Union MayColla.se. The Durham Printers’ Union is almost a-, a col lapsing point on account of the secretary, Charles Thomas, skipping out with $175 of the monev. Thomas has been gone some time. At first it was the opinion of the printers that he would return in a few days, but he has been gone two weeks and nothing has been heard from him.—Durham special to Char lotte Observer. For an Impaired Appetite. To improve the anpetite and strengthen the digestion cry a few doses of Chamberlain’s Stomach and Liver Tablets. Mr J. H. Seitz, of Detrort, Mich., says: “They restored my appetite when impaired, relieved me of a bloat ed feeling and caused a pleasant and satisfactory movement of the bowels.” Price 25 cents. Sam ples free.—James Plummer, Sal isbury, N. C., and Spencer Phar macy, Spencer, N. C. OHIO ENDORSES BRYAN. Democrats of That State Impatiently Await His Summons to Battle. The Democratic platform de clares the question of public or private ownership of utilities should be left to the decision of each city, town or village; favors legislation making unlawful the giving or accepting of steam or street railway passes; favors the election of United States Sena tors by direct vote and initiative and referendum on franchises or renewals thereof; and endorses Mr. Bryan in the following para graph : “It is with feelings of pride that a half million Democrats of Ohio note the preparations mak ing to receive the most distin guished private citizen of Am .ri ca nnon his return from a tour of foreign lands. His intellectual endowments, his purity of mor als, his high ideals have arrested attention and compel admiration of the people of all climes. He returns to the United btates splen didly equipped to grapple with the great problems of state. Ohio Democracy renews its allegiance to his brilliant and matchless leadership. No other name ap peals to us for presidential pref erence. We cordially endorse our great commoner, William Jen nings Bryan, for the Democratic nomination for the presidency in 1908, and impatiently await the summons to battle under his ban ner.”—Columbus Ohio dispatch. Wholesale Theft of Jewelry The police today unearthed a wholesale jewelry thief m the person of a uegro girl named Bes sie Freeland. She was arrested, plead guilty to two charges of stealing jewelry. There are other charges which may he brought against In r. She was not only a wholesale, but rather a slick thief as well. She stole on short ac quaintance. A few days ago she was employed at a well known boarding house and in three days had stolen $75 worth of jewelry from Mrs. W. H. Alexander. Yesterday afternoon • she went to the home of J. M Reams to get employment and while talking to Mrs. Reams stole two gold pins and made her escape. The police are looking lor other stolen stuff and may fix this on the Freeland girl. She went to jail in default of bond.—Durham special to the Charlotte Observer. Graves Washed out by Flood. The washing out of graves by torrential rains have exposed 200 bodies to view at Elmwood ceme tery. The cemetery grounds are five miles from the business cen ter of the city. Monuments top pled over and other damage was aone Mach damage was done in the country districts. In the city 5 93 inches of water fell in three and a half hours, a record for that length of time. The police and fire departments rescued a great many persons from base ments in the north end of town, aud in he east and west bottoms where the water entered many small houses.—Kansas City, Mo., dispatch, -; A Healing Gospel. The Rev. J, C. Warren, pastor of Sharon Baptist church, Beiair, Ga., says of Electric Bitters: “It’s a Godsend to mankind. It cured me of lame back, stiff joints and complete physical collapse. I was so weak it took me halt' an hour to walk a mile. Two bot tles of Electric Bitters made me so strong I have just walked three miles in 50 minutes and feel like • walking three more. It’s made a | new man of me.” Greatest reme ! dy for weakness and all Stomach, Liver and Kidney complaints. Sold under guarantee by all drug gists. Price 50c. STATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY. An Old Suit Settled. A Ghange in Hotel Management. Statesville Landmark. Angust 21st. There is talk that the star route mail service from Statesville to i River Hill will be discontinued, as a part of the territory is now ! reached by rural routes. If the route is discontinued Cool Spring community will be served by a rural route f om Cleveland and Oak Forest by the route from Elmwood. The construction of the Iredell Telephone Company’s lines will begin next week and the construc tion force will be in charge of J. II. Weston. The poles have been put in shape and the work of con struction will be pushed. Some time ago it wras announc ed that ex-Judge A. L. Coble, of Statesville, would be appointed assistant United States district attorney to succeed A. H. Price, of Salisbury, and that the ap pointment would take effect September 1st. Wednesday it was announced from Winston that District Attorney Holton had received Judge Coble’s com mission and this settles the mat ter of the appointment. Herbert Morrison, who was operated on at the sanitorium re cently for appendicitis, is able to be out and will go to the country in a few days to recuperate. Saturday afternoon about 2 o’clock Herbert Clarke was very painfully hurt in a runaway on Meeting street. His collar bone was broken and he was otherwise injured. W. A. Wright, who was recent ly appointed deputy marshal, will move his family to Statesville from Shiloh township today. They will live on Race street. Mr. Wright is already here and has assumed the duties of his of fice. Miss Alice Cox, of Statesville, and W. T. Williams, of Rocking ham, were quietly married yester day morning at 11:30 at the home of the bride’s sister, Miss Jennie Cox, on Tradd street. The cere mony was performed by Rev. J. H. Prcssly. Some years ago Carl M. McKes son, a brother of L. W. McKes son, of Statesville an employe of the Southern railway, was killed m a wreck on the road. L. W. McKesson qualified as adminis trator and brought suit, Thr case, which was pending in the Federal Court has been settled by compromise and a check for $2,000, in payment of the consent judgment, has been paid into the office of Col. H. C. Cowels, clerk of the Federal Court, Juo. H. Gray, proprietor of the Statesville Inn, yesterday leased the property to E. G. Gilmer pro prietor of Hotel Iredell. The lease is for two years and takes ef fect September 15th. O.i or i about that date Mr. Gilmer will take charge of the Inn and will conduct both hotels C. M. Miller, of Salisbury, was here Wednesday with N. B. Mills, chairman of the county commis sioners, surveying the hill on north Center st eet. The matter of grading this hill by contract for the macadam work is being considered. ; Right Word and Sentence Sermon. The North Carolina judge who called the membeis of a lynching mob cowards, hit upon the right word; and the South Carolina editor who wrote, “the communi ty that lynches takes a step back ward,” said a column in one sen tence.—Presbyterian Standard. ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY. The Endless Chain of Prayer. Passenger Depot to be Enlarged. Stanly Enterprise, August, 23rd. We never like to appear sacre ligious, and dislike to discourage some one who may earnestly be lieve he is doing a good deed, al though he may be using the fool’s method for bringing it about. The endless collecting chain crank has long become a nuisance and been ruled out. But his plans were taken up by the religious crank who has instituted the endless chain of prayer. Prayers pro cured in this way are not likely to help any cause, and it is re freshing to see some of our re ligious organs crying out against the thing. The ten or twenty five cents paid out by each indi vidual in keeping the links of the chain complete might do wonders of good; but the good obtained _U i. 1__i_ _ * r • uuiougu UJUC. V^UUil-Ll I jjitljclo 1M liU be received with a question mark. Blackburn does not believe much in the law of supply and de mand. With a large crop of wheat in the west and a line yield of corn everywhere, the Republi cans will have fine opportunity for displaying their ability to regulate prices for t^e farmer. Wheat is ilroady on the decline and it looks now as if the Demo crats w 11 have to break down that tariff wall for protection of our farmers and home people against the trusts and monopolies that infest our land. The passenger and freight de pot at this place is to be enlarged. The order has been given and the work of construction authorized, and it appears now that the work will not be delayed. We have not heard any definite particulars as to the plans, but it is assured that the service will be greatly im proved and a depot building that will be adequate to all demands. E. Parker, of Milling _ -u, naB accepted the position as principal of the high school in Arcadia and he and bis family will move there next Tuesday. We regret very much his leaving, as he is an able preacher and his loss will be greatlv felt in the community. Miss Cora Stan^jjk of Rocking ham, who is a gudQPPTf Mrs. J. N. Anderson, unfortunately got one of her arms broken on Monday. She was lowering the top to the carriage in which she was riding, whsn hei arm was caught, the weight of the top breaking it. G. L. Hampton died of pneu monia Sunday night in California, and his remains are being brought here for interment by his brother, G. S. Hampton. Yesterday afternoon Adam T. Efird had the misfortune of get ting his leg broken just above the ankle. J. R. Baucum, in a play ful mood, caught him by the shoulder and threw him down, his leg breaking in the fall. • • Remarkable Printing Press. The University Press at Oxford is one of the most remarkable printing establishments m the world, as well as one of the old est. It is what you might call self containing, and if everything pertaining to printing were blot ted off the face of the earth to morrow, the University Prpss | would go right ahead as if noth ing had happened, It makes its j own type and its own ink, burns j its own charcoal for making the | ink, makes its own paper, and so i on. The workmen in the Press ! are as interesting as the estab lishment itself. In many in stances son has succeeded father down the centuries in its employ, as naturally as if the son were his lordship, the father an earl and the position an entailed estate.