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t L no« * W ROWERS COLLECTION Watchman. «»c .. 116 ^ew8PaPer Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs. V0L' >L N0' 39‘ Salisbury, N. C., Wednesday, September 19th, 1906. Wm, H. Stewart, Editor. SUTLSVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY. mi Comment on Bro. Hippie. A New Cotton Mill for Statesville. S.aii'-n'.ilo Landmark, September 11th. While the late eminently pious Mr. Hippie, of Philadelphia, was refusing to read Sunday newspa pers and decliuiug to have busi ness relations with people who used tobacco, or drank, he was forging other folk’s names to pa pers by means of which he stole hundreds of thousands of dollars, including the money of the church which honored and trust ed him. The evil influence of this hypocrite, who posed as a saint while he lived, can hardly be estimated. His hypocrisy has weakened and destroyed the faith of thousands in the profes sions of other men. It ought not to, of course, but it has just the same. The Frix Company, incorporat ed dealers in real estate, pianos aud organs, of Statesville, which owns several thousand lots at West End, Moore county, has re cently made another purchase in that county. The last purchase was a 3,000 acre tract of land on the Aberdeen and Asheboro rail road near Pinehurst. On this property is the famous Indian Spring camp grounds. The meeting in the interest of the proposed new cotton mill, held in the rooms of the commer cial club Friday evening, was well attended. It is proposed to build a $100,000 mill to be operated by electric power, the building of the mill to be conditioned on States ville making the contract with the Southern Power Company, or with some other company^ for electric power. J. C. Conover, of the national department of agriculture, spent Thursday with Supt. Meacham, at the State farm. Mr. Conover is out in the interests of the farm ers who are interested in the erec tion of good agricultural build ings, J. S. Kates, of the agri cultural department at Raleigh, was also at the farm several days last week. Vacation time is ended and the children and young people from all about are in school or will be soon. Yesterday the graded schools opened and 529 were en rolled at the white school, with 30 or 40 more in sight. Rev. R. R. Sowers, the Luther an pastor at Troutman, has been ill for ten days and his condition has been quite serious. He is thought to be better this morning. F. A. Cloauinger, of Barringer township, sold in Statesville, on Tuesday, the first bale of new crop cotton this season. T. D, Miller, of the Statesville Cotton Mills, was the purchaser. The bale weighed 541 pound and the price paid was 10|. J.. L. Kurfees brought the Land mark this week the monster sun flower, It measured 43 inches in circumference and is 13-£ inches in diameter. Mr. Kurfees has several more on his place about as large, A. Turner is critically ill at his home on Armfield street. There is little change in his condition. Mr. Turner has been in poor health for the past year. -- 4ft • . A Scientific Wonder. The cureB that stand to its cred it make Bucklen’s Arnica Salve a scientific wonder. It cured E. R. Mulford, lecturer for the Pa trons of Husbandry, Waynesboro, Pa., of a distressing case of Piles. It heals the worst Burns, Sores, Boils, Ulcers, Cuts, Wounds, Chilblains and Salt Rheum. Only .25c at all druggists. LEXINGTON AND DAYIDSON COUNTY. Geo. Meeks Kills Pleas Oaks, Jr. M Railroad Death to Negroes. Lexington. Dispatch, September 12th. Pleas Oaks, Jr.,- formerly of ladkin College, this county, was shot and killed'early Saturday morning at High Point by a man named George Meeks. The shoot ing took place at Meek’s home, and Meeks promptly gave himself up. A preliminary trial fixed his bond at $2,500, which he was un able to give, whereupon he was sent to jail in Greensboro. Eye witnesses of the tragedy state that Oaks went to Meek’s house drunk and a row ensued. Oaks jerked Meeks from the porch and tried to hit him with a b’ack-jack, which he had slung from his wrist, and which was found on his body afterward. He also had a pistol. Meeks retreated into the house and Oaks followed, and after or dering him three times to vacate, Meeks shot him dead. It is said that the real trouble was that Uaks was trying to be intimate with Mrs. Meeks. The dead man was known in this country as “Little Pleas’’ Oaks, and was a tough character, although his family connections are good. The remains were brought here Satur day night and taken to Yadkin College where the burial took place Sunday. Friday W. L Wyatte, of Tyro, displayed a huge cucumber, of the Long Greene variety, that he had grown this season. It was about a foot in length and weighed four pounds, eleven ounces—one of the largest cucumbers we ever saw. A. W. Pickett, of this place, tetched us two pine shingles that were known to have done service on the roof of a barn for more than a century. They came from the barn of the father of Adam Smith, in Jackson Hill township and were put up there 10G years ago. or in the year 1800. Never theless they are sound yet and would no doubt lrst longer than many of the shingles made nowa days. Two negroes were killed on the railroad last week, one here and one at Lake. It has become so common for them to be killed that it excites little or no interest. The one at Lake was a regular railroad employe. He went to sleep on the track and the top of his head was knocked off. The one killed here was working on the double track force and it seems that careless ness caused his death. No. 7 kill ed him. The graded school has had a fine opening, 380 children being en rolled yesterday. Last year the opening was made with only about 250 students. It is very enconrag ing to see the interest taken by the people and those who have the education of the children of Lexington at'heart earnestly hope that in a short time the rolls will show several hundred more stu dents. There are about 600 who ought to be in school. Attack of Diarrhoea Gured by one Dose of Chamberlain’s Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. I was so weak from an attack of diarrhoea that I could scarcely attend to my duties, when I took a dose of Chamberlain’s Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy. It oured me entirely and I had been taking other medicine for nine days without relief. I hearti ly recommend this remedy as be ing the best to my knowledge for bowel complaints.—R. G. Stew art, of the firm of Stewart & Bro., Greenville, Ala. For sale by James Plummer, Salisbury, N. C., and Spencer Pharmacy, Spencer, N. C. SALISBURY HONORED. “Bittnie G. Ramsay Nominated for thi Legislature in Seattle. Claude C. Ramsay, a brother o Postmaster J. H. Ramsay, of Sal isbury, has been nominated by the Democrats of Seattle, Wash., foi the Legislature. Mr. Ramsay, who is a son ol the late Dr. James Gr. Ramsay, if a well-to-do real estate man ii: Seattle. In writing about hif nomination the Seattle Daily Times, the largest Democratic paper in the State of Washington, said: “A nomination for the State Legislature, carrying a reasonable assurance of election, comes tc Claude C. Ramsay as well deserv ed recognition of a capable man of business and a ‘good’ Republi can. But his district convention was unkind to Mr. Ramsay in giving him as an associate sena torial candidate a man wholly unworthy and uufit. George U. Piper will again be defeated as he was, and as he deserved to be, in 1902. The candidates for the lower house in his district may as well now as later open their eyes to the fact that they are seriously handicapped ” “Mr, Ramsay deserves to win. His nomination was permitted by the Piper gang unquestionably as a concession to the decent element in the district. It should be so accepted and the decent element should rally strongly to his sup port. Four yearB ago both Re publican candidates for Repre sentatives were elected, while Piper, then as now candidate for Senator, was left at home. Tho discriminating voters of the dis trict may easily effect a similar results this year.” “Nominations of men bo fit for legislative serv’ce as Mr. Ramsay are all too rare in either party. It is seldom that the people have opportunity to vote for one so amply equipped for work repre sentative of his community’s best interests. Nothing is or cau be urged against his candidacy. Neither he nor his friends should be held responsible for unfortu nate association.” — Charlotte Observer. Army Officers Must Cook. Army officers in the future must he cooks, as well as fighfers. In carrying out a new pwlicy inaugu rated Gen. Sharpe, Commissary General, every officer will be or dered at one of the three schools of the arms for bakers and cooks. Gen. Sharpe holds that every officer of the army should serve a period of observation and instruc tion at the cooking schools, to the end that they may fully under stand the methods of preparing food for soldiers in the field as in garrison. It is possible that a fourth echo >1 may soon be estab lished at the military post at Ma nila, so that officers on duty in the Philippines may have the oppor tunity of learning how to feed soldiers in the tropics,—Wash ton dispatch. -• ■ m* «, Doctors are Puzzled. The rematkable recovery of Kenneth Mclver, of Vanceboro, Me., is the subject of much inter est to the medical fraternity and a wide circle of friends. He says of his case: “Owing to severe in flammation of the Throat and congestion of the Lungs, three doctors gave me up to die, when, as a last resort, I was induced to try Dr, King’s New Discovery and I am .happy to say, it saved my life.” Cures the worst Coughs and Colds, Bronchitis, Tonsilitis, Weak Lungs, Hoarseness and La Grippe, Guaranteed by all drug gists. 50c aud $1.00. Trial bot tle free, KILLED BY LIGHTNING. ! Peculiar Freak of Electricity Causes Death of South Carolina Woman. ’ Mrs. Milt Pursley, who lives at ■ Clover, S. C., was struck and i instantly killed by lightning at Clover yesterday afternoon. She was at the home of C. G. Thomas, a neighbor, and was standing on the porch. The weather was not stormy at all. and there was nothing to indi cate that the atmosphere was ex tfa heavily charged with electric ity. There was a single flash, a single repjrt of thunder, and the woman fell to the floor. She died at once. When her body was ex amined, it was found that her shoes were split into pieces, but as far as outward examination re vealed there were no severe bruis es, A remarkable incident occuring in connecnion with the sad affair v^as the killing of a hen and a whole blood of chickens which were under the perch at the time. Mrs. Pursley was abcut thirty five years of age, and leaves a husband and two children.—Gas tonia dispatch. -• -«»- • Hurry Orders to Norfolk. There were several hurry orders received from Washington today relative to the dispatching of cruisers now at this station to Cuba. Orders were issued by the com manders of the cruisers Newark, Tacoma and Cleveland, that all members of the crews who desired shore liberty today, must report I ui, board before 12 o’clock tonight. The cruiser Newark was ordered to take on board supplies sufficient for a six mouth’s cruise. The Newark returned from Baltimore this morning, where she had been with a draft of sea men to participate in the jubilee celebration held in that city this week. She was to have been fit ted up here and sent to Charles ton, S. C., as a Btation ship. Her officers were to have been granted 30 day’s leave of absence. The fact that the Department intends to rush the Newark to Cuba with out that ship first receiving need ed repairs is significant. Red flags warning other vessels that ammunition was being stored on board, ware flying from the cruis ers Newark, Tacoma and Cleve land all of today. It is expected that the Tacoma will get away tomorrow morning, the Cleveland may leave in the afternoon and the Newark Saturday morning,— Norfolk, Ya. dispatch. -- • « - Mystery as to Jones. A dispatch has been received from Crewe, Va , saying that W. A. Jones, the missing Hope Mills bank cashier, is not working for the Norfolk & Western Railroad at that place and has never been there. It is certain that a tele gram to that effect was sent Sun day to JoneB* father at Red Springs, but Jon^s may not be there, for all that. There is something in the matter yet to come out. Many here believe that Jones is in a town in this State.—Fayetteville special to Charlotte Observer. Had Teiter tor Thirty Years. I have suffered with tetter for thirty years and have tried al most countless remedies with lit tle, if any, relief. Three boxes of Chamberlain’s Salve cured me. It was a torture. It breaks out a ! little sometimes, but nothing to j what it used to—D. H. Beach, Midland City, Ala. Chamber lain’s Salve is for sale by James Plummer, Salisbury, N. C., and Spencer Pharmacy, Spencer, N.C. CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY. Numerous Deaths Reported. Young Man Loses Arm and Eye. Concord Times, Sept 11th. Ephraim Tucker, a well knowu and most highly respected citizen i of No. 9 township, died last Sun day at 7 o’clock p. m. at his home. Mr. Tucker had been in feeble health for some time, and his death was not unexpected. He was an old Confederate soldier, and a good man and substantial citizen. He was a man of influ ence in his community and will be much missed. His wife died only about a mouth ago. The in terment took place Monday after noon. Mason Benson, young son of Ernest Benson, of No. 8 township, was accidentally wounded Satur u»y aitwiiiuuii uy uie uisunarge or his own gun. He was out hunt ing with some companions and sat down to rest, having his gun beside him with the barrel up. In some way the gun was dis charged, and the load of bird shot entered his arm and eye. The sight of the eye is extinguished and the arm will probably have to be amputated. Albert Blackwelder, son of the late J. A. C. Blackwelder, died last Saturday at the home of his father-in-law, Mr. Stamper, at the Gibson Mill, of consumption. He was 26 years of age and leavts his wife and two children. This is the eighth member "of the fami ly to die of this dread disease, the father and mother both being victims of it, Fletcher Fink, son of Jas. C. Fink, of Concord, who has a gov ernment position at Panama, has sailed for home, and expects to arrive here about tho 17th inst. He has been in Panama two years. Dr. W. H. Lilly’s condition is no better. He is very critically ill, and his death may occur at any time. [Dr. Lilly died on the 12th.] It is said that two new trains will soon be put on the Southern between Charlotte and Atlanta. Concord Times, September 14th. Daniel L. Hathcock died last Wednesday about noon at his home on Church street, after an illness of several months of cau cer of the stomach, aggravated by a severe case of inllEimmatory rheumatism. He had been living in Concord for many years, and for a long time operated a black smith shop in the rear of Cannon & Fetzer Company’s store. He was an excellent citizen, and a man who was universally liked. He was an old Confederate veter an, and was a brave soldier iu the war between the States. A gentleman named Gardner, of Union county, was seriously hurt yesterday morning. He was hauling lumber from Brown and Dayvault’s saw mill when his mules ran away and threw him out. His entire left side was bad ly hurt, and one ear cut off. He is seriously, but not fatally hurt. A postal card received from Jay Sims says he will sail for America on the 29th inst, and ex pects to arrive in Concord about October 15th. He has been in Europe for several months with the Buffalo Bill Show as musician. -- A Lively Tussle with that old enemy of the race, Constipation, often ends in Ap pendicitis To avoid all serious trouble with Stomach, Liver and Bowels, take Dr King’s New Life Pills. They perfectly regulate these organs without pain or dis comfort. 25c at all druggists. - — • • - Subscribe for the Watchman $1. ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY. Will Sue County for Damages on Account of Loss of Bridge. Stanly Enterprise, September 5th. As was to be expected, the radi cals are trying to besmirch the character of the Hon. R. N Hack ett. Blackburn’s political and public record is so black that he does not. dare to face it in the open. He and his henchmen do not dare to come out in the open and repeat the slanderous tale they are endeavoring te start on Mr. Hackett. The latter has nothing to conceal, and says ho is willing to abide by the verdict of any lady or minister in Wilkes County. Before accepting any of the tales being hatched out in the radical lie pot, just write to some, reputable lady or minister of Wilkesboro and get the truth. W. B. Chance will bring suit against the county for damages sustained by his horse and the wreckage of a good buggy. The horse was being driven by W. H. Smith, who works at Mr. Chance’s stables, and when near the town creek made a break to run. The bridge across this creek washed away several days ago, and the horse in his mad dash rui to the bridge crossing and made a bold leap, the buggy and horse both turning a complete som e r sault. The horse was badly stove ud and otherwise injured, and the buggy torn almost to pieces. Contractor Ross, of Charlotte, is at work moving the depot back 20 feet from its present location. When this is completed the work of remodeling and extension will begin, and a new side track placed, making three tracks in all. The work is much needed, and Albe marle is glad to see it begin. There will be a harvest home service at St. Martin’s church on the 4th Sunday in September, at 11 o’clock. All are earnestly in vited to take part in this thanks giving service. Come and bring something of everything that is grown on your farm. Adam Dry, of Palestine, was married on Tuesday to Mrs. Sa rah Eudy, of this place. The groom is 79 years of age and the bride 55. W. J, Ross is extremely ill at his home in East Albemarle. Mr. Ross has been a sufferer for sev eral years, and an attack of ure mic poisoning together with his old age and feebleness, seem to make his chances for recovery very doubtful. Noith Carolina at Big Exposition. The North Carolina commission to the Jamestown Exposition arrived yesterday visiting the site of the North Carolina building entered into conference with the exposition officials on the detailed matters including the time of ground breaking for the State building which it is proposed should occur October 5, the day before the launching of the battle ship North Carolina at Newport News, this would mean the pres ence of Governor Glenn and seveial thousand North Carolina neople who will attend the launch ing.—Norfolk, Va,, dispatch, - • -T • Lame Back. This is an ailment for which Chamberlain’s Pain Balm has proven especially valuable. In almost every instance it affords prompt and permanent relief. «. Mr. Luke LaGrange, of Orange, ifclich., says of it: “.After using a plaster and other remedies for three weeks for a bad lame back, I purchased a bottle o' Chamber lain’s Pain Balm, anf two appli cations cured me. For sale by James Plummer, Salisbury, N, C., and Spencer Pharmacy, Spencer, N. C.