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A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs. -......................___ Vol. ii. No. 41. Salisbury, N. C., Wednesday, October 3rd, 1906. Wm. H. Stewart, Editor. LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY. New Born Infant in Well, Farmer Finds Spider in a Pear. Lexington Dispatch, September 26th. W. R. Gallimore, of this place, recently visited his great-aunt, Mrs. Ruth Gallimore, of Silver Hill, who is quite a remarkable old lady. Although lacking but four years of the century mark, Mrs. Gallimore enjoys fine health. She insists on doing her own washing and cooking, and her eight and hearing are as good as can be. The First Lutheran church is rapidly being finished by Contrac tor Harbin. It is hoped to have everything ready for service some time next month. The time de pends on the arrival of the hand some seats that have been ordered from Grand Rapids. This week the workmen will place the beau tiful art glass windows, of which there are twelve. Robert Harvey died last week and was buried Friday at Fork Churcb, Davie county, by Rev. Wilson Merrill. Services were held at the home by Rev. J. N. Higgins. Mr. Harvey was about 61 years old. He is survived by Mrs. Harvey and ten children, all of whom were present when he died. He was familiarly known as “Bob Harvey” and was liked by every one. J. F. Nance, of this place, cap tured a very curious spider recent ly under unusual circumstances, and he brought the beast into the office Friday, where it was in spected with fear and trembling'. He got it out of a pear over in Randolph county. It had bored into the fruit and had eaten pretty much all there was inside. The thing had a shell on its back after the style of turtles, and traced on the shell is a beautiful design of a butterfly. It is strong and vicious and no doubt poisonous. Saturday morning a white in fant was found in a well in the mill settlement across the South ern railway from the Nokomis cotton mill, on the property of Daniel Smith, who owns half a dozen houses there. The child nad been thrown in the well at birth. It was well-developed and would have weighed probably twelve pounds. The general opin ion was that it had been in the well something like two weeks. Decomposition had partly set in, and, when taken from the water, the body began to decompose rap idly. The first intimation that any one had that there was some thing in the water, was on Thurs day, when C. H. Hindale, whose house is nearest the well, drew up a small piece of Bkin. Six fami lies had been using the water op to then, Saturday morning the Italians who work on the railroad had gotten some water there, as J 1- - - _ « a «■« WT U A»-\ TXT r\ 1 1 vv iXO uuuil OUOIUU1. 11 *'*-"-* cleaners came to clean the well out, the child was discovered by means of a glass. Saturday after noon the coroner, Dr. Julian, held his inquest and the verdict was left open, there being no evidence brought out that pointed to the guilty person or persons. How ever, we understand that a clue has been discovered and the po lice are working on it. The feel ings of the people who have been drinking the water may be im agined. “I opened my hydrant this morning and the water that came out was green,” declared a citizen. He was of the opinion that the standpipe and reservoir should be inspected and thoroughly cleaned out again. We pass the hint up to the powers that be. ■STATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY. Capt. Carlton’s Find. Dogwood Blossoms in September. Minister Resigns. Statesville Landmark, September 25th. S. C. Irvin has placed in the First Presbyterian church a hand some memorial window in mem ory of his adopted daughter, Miss Jessie Fowler, who was so long or ganist of the church. The window shows the Good Shepherd caring for the lambs of the flock and contains the name—Jessie Fow ler. All the remaining win dows in the church are to be re placed by new and handsome ones. The contract offered by S. H. Garrison, one of the applicants for the position as mail carrier between the postoffice and depot to succeed Mr. Taylor, resigned, has been accepted by the Post office Department, but Mr. Gar rison has decided not to accept eke position. xi,ev. o. xi. wimamson, late pastor of Front street Presbyterian church, Statesville, and Shiloh church, Shiloh township, has ac cepted a call to the pastorate of Euphronia and Pocket Presby terian churches, in the vicinity of Sanford, Moore county. John F, Shaver, who lives on Fourth street, lost a good horse Thursday afternoon, the animal dying soon after it was taken ill. An examination was made to as certain the cause of death and an 8 penny nail was found in the horse’s entrails. Failure to di gest the nail caused death. While out fox hunting Satur day morning, Capt. P. C. Carlton found a dry land terrapin with the date of 1806*carved on its back. The inscription may have been placed on the terrapin in recent years as a joke, but Capt Carlton says it had the appear ance of bring very old and as terrapins have been I nown te live many years there are reasons bo believe that this one has reach ed its 100th year. A large tor tois, which was over 300 years of age, recently died in a London £oo. While out driving on the Long Island road, in Falltown town ship, one day last week, W. E. 31oau saw two dogwood bushes covered with blooms, He carried the blooms to town as an evidence if good faith and left one with the Landmark. Dogwood blooms in September are unusual. They belong to the early spring. Will some one who knows toll us “how some?” A. K. Klingender, of States ville, who has been with the Row in Chair Company, at China Srove, for several months, is now located in Salisbury and is con nected with the G. W. Frix Mu lie Company. Iredell can boast of at leest one ?iant. Burley Wilcox, who lives in Hope township and who is on ly 16 years old, has reached the height of 6 feet 9 inches and is still growing at a rapid rate. -- How to Cure a Gold. The question of how to cure a 3old without unneceesary loss of ;ime is one in which we are all more or less interested, for the pucker a cold is gotten rid of &he less the danger of pneumonia md other serious diseases. Mr. B. W. L. Hall, of Waverly, Va., has used Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy for years, and says: ‘‘I firmly believe Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy to be absolutely the best preparation on the mar ket for colds. I have recommend ed it to my friends and they all agreo with me.” For sale by James Plummer, Sa’isbuiy, and Spencer Pharmacy, Spencer, N. C. A SEVERE STORM. Several of the Coast Cities are Damag ed to the Extent ot Millions. The dispatches of last Friday gave an account of severe storms which raged along the southern coast Friday night. Pensacola, Florida, and Mobile, Ala., suffer ed great damage. The dispatch from Pensacola is as following : The worst hurncane to visit this city in its history and almost equaling the Galveston disaster, raged here furiously all last night and this morning, and today, with a gale still blowing, the city presents a wrecked appearence and the damage is estimated at $5,000,000. The loss of life will be heavy among the mariners, but so far only one body has been recovered, a man named George Moigan, a fisherman. Other bodies are reported along the shore, but have not been recover ed. Commencing at 7 o’clock last night the wind blew at 50 miles for three hours, then increased to 75, From that time until 5 o’clock it remained about 80 and 90 miles an hour. The tides from the bay packed into the city for blocks, destroying homes and making rivers out of streets. When the gale was at its highest this morning women and children were running frantically about the streets in darkness. Every house along the water front for a distance of ten miles ha* been destroyed and the won der is that the loss of life iB not greater. The tracks of the termi nal railway to the navy yard and barracks have all been destroyed, as also the trestles and bridges. The Mobile dispatch, same date is t° a similar effect. Loss of life, variously estimated at from five to 50 persons, many people injured, 5,000 houses damaged, the business quarter devastated, and a property loss of fully $8,000,000, is the effect of a tropical hurricane of the last 48 hours on the city of Mobile. The storm struck Mobile at midnight and raged for many hours, the wind reaching a veloci ty of 90 miles an hour, Water from Mobile Bay was blown into tho- city by the gale and for a time stood seven feet deep in the wholesale quarter from Royal street to the Alabama river The loss of life is believed to be mainly among the negroes, al though conditions are so chaotic that information is ind« finite. Mobilo has been placed under control of the militia. Nobody is permitted in the streets except newspaper men and persons wear ing badges. Rochester Pape s Belt. The Rochester Morning Herald, ever since its birth a Democratic newspaper, in this morning’s is sue announces itself as an inde pendent newspaper and advocates the election of Char'e« E Hughes. ^The Union ana Advertiser, of this city, hitherto Democratic, in its issue today, avers that “it owes no allegiance to the candi date of the Democratic conven tion at Buffalo, W. R Hearst.” —Rochester, N. Y., dispatch. --— Quinsy, Sprains and Swellings Cured. “In November. 1901, I caught cold and had the quinsy. \iy throat was swollen so Ic >uld hard ly breathe. I applied Chamber lain’s Pain Balm and it gave me relief in a short time. In two days I was all right,”--says Mrs. L. "Cousins. Otterburn, Mict, Chamberlain’s Pam Balui isa lini ment and is especially valuable for sprains and swellings. For sale by James Plummer, Salis bury, N, C., and Spencer Phar macy, Spencsr, N. C. CONCORD PRESBYTERY. The Session Adjourns After an Interest ing and Profitable Meeting. The Concord Presbytery met in the First Presbyterian church in this city, on last Tuesday night and adjourned Thursday night. 1 Rev, W. F. Hollingsworth, of Morganton, was chosen modera tor, and Revs. C. M. Richards and A. T. Graham were selected as clerks. Rev. M. B. Porter, of the Louis ville Presbytery was invited to sit as a corresponding member. Revs. J. H. Grey, F. M. Allen and Edgar Tufts were excused from attendance at this meeting. A call from Philadelphia church in the Mecklenburg Presbytery, for the services of the Rev. John Wakefield, was read, and nlaced in the hands of Mr. Wakefield, who tendered his resignation as pastor of the Cannonville and Whitehall churches. Revs. R. E. Neighbor, W. B. Duttera and E. F. Tatum, were invited to sit as visiting brethren. The reports of committee ap pointed to install a number of ministers in their charges, were read and adopted. After some discussion the arti cles adopted at Charlotte in March 1906, were adopted. The articles, in substance, were for the purpose ef amicably adjust ing differences existing between the Northern and Southern Pres byterians, and it is stated that their purpose does not contemn plate actuul union in one body. The resolution was introduced by Rev. Geo. H. Cc "iieUson, of Con cord. He spoke in its favor, and Rev. J. A. Scott led the debate on the other side. The resolu tion was adopted by a large ma jority. On Thursday night Rev. Rob ert Coit preached his trial ser mon. His text was “Create in me a clean herat, 0 God; and re new a right spirit within me,” Psalms 51-10. The matter of Mr, Ooit’s sermon proved him a close student and a deep thinker. The statement of his propositions, his arguments and his peroration were all systematically arranged and delivered in au earnest, elo quent manner. The Presbytery voted unani mously to accept Mr. Coit’s trial sermon, It should be borne in mind that while the sermon was all which could be expected, any sermon preached under similar circum u uwu wkjj *■ O »»* * • > istry, ought not to be taken as a test of the ability of the preach er. Mr. Coit’s position on this occasion was a somewhat embar rassing one, he had many disad vantages to contend with, which it is hardly needful to point out, and it is geatly to his praise that he more than met the expecta tions of his friends. A brief service in memory of the late Dr. J. Rumple was held Rev. J. M. Wharev read a short biographical sketch of the de ceased pastor, who was so loved by his congregation. Rev. J. C. Kennedy and Rev. W. W. Pharr both spoke briefly, tenderly and feelingly of their personal rela tions with Dr. Rumple. Rev. F. M. Beatty, of Moores ville, was ordained, and he will leave shortly for Cardenas, Cuba, where he will engage in mission ary work. J. E. Robinson, of Yancey county, read his popular lecturer, this being part of the require ments for candidates for the min istry, After some routine business, Presbytery adj urned to meet in Hickory in April next. Rev. W. F Ilollingsworh remained over Sunday and preached at the Pres byterian church. ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY. The governor at Richfield. More About That Road Matter. Stanly Enterprise, September 27th. W. M. Ivey, of New London, called U6 up on the ’phone Tues day and said: .“Please say to those people who made affidavit to the Index last week that the piece of road they referred to was altogether a different one to that mentioned by me. The road I spoke about was the Albemarle road from New London to Albe marle, and that part between the Junction and Kendall’s creek. It has not been worked since H. S Trott was appoi> ted Supervisor. Now. Mr. Republican, come again.” As a word of gentle warning, it might be well to say to certain re publicans who are talking too freely on matters that have ma 1 lAIAlifl ATiCMn nnft n m « i-vt-nn v\/Ta/1 ou fact, and which true gentle men would refrain from drawing even iut® a campaign, that it would be well for them to guard their home cloBets lest a more hor rid skeleton be therein concealed than they would find in their op ponents. Chairman J. I. Campbell’s ap pearance in town early Tuesday morning called forth the follow ing question from a wag who saw him: “Wonder if his visit had anything to do with the dance of the ghosts and hobgoblins on Mon day night? The many friends of the Rev. R. D. Sherrill will be glad to know that he is again with us, having returned yesterday. His health is much improved. His congregation gave him quite a “pounding” upon his return. The Governor at Richfield was a red letter day for democracy. Those gallant young Democrats managed well, an immense crowd greeted the Governor and the peo ple gave him a good hearing. Jilter Meets His Match. Some women are broad enough to be president of these United States. One of these is Miss Ma ry McDonald, of Brooklyn, N. Y. She was engaged to be married to a young man named Thober. A day or two before the date of the wedding she discovered Thober was a scamp but she kept her counsel. On the wedding day she appeared in her bridal outfit and at the proper moment, in the presume of all the guests, she drew back the folding curtains f f the room and in walked a young woman with her mother; the young woman had been ruined and deserted by Thober. The minister was on hand. “Marry her, she does not want you, but she wants your name,” said Miss McDonald, and Thober had to walk up to the rack. When the ceremony was over Miss McDon ald took Thober by the arm, es corted him to the door and told him to go and go quickly. Then the guests had a big wedding re past, but Thober got none of it. This is the neatest and most sen sible j )b we ever heard of. In stead of marrying the man to re form him, this young lady had sense; she was not even content with declining to wed him, but she made him atone, in so far as she could, for the wrong inflicted on another.—Greensboro Record’ -• • - A LucKjf postmistress is Mrs. Alexander, of Caiy, Me., who has found Dr. King’s New Life Pills to be the best remedy she ever tried for keeping the Stomach, Liver and Bowels in perfect order. You’ll agree with her if you try these painless pu rifiers that infuse new life. Guar anteed by all druggists. Price 25c. CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY. Four Brothers Die Within a few Months. Candidates Will Talk. Concord Times, Sept. 25th. On the 23rd of last March four brothers, James, Lawson, Robert and Julius Carter, were living 1 near neighbors in the Southern part of Cabarrus county. Since that date all four of the broth ers have died. James died in March, Lawson on June 13th, Robert on June 13th and Julius on August 80th. These were el derly men and good citizens. Messrs. James, Robert and Law sou were veterans of the Civil War, W. L. Wiuecoff, of No. 11 township, tells us that he has a cotton stalk which he pulled from his field which is over 8 feet high, and has only five or six bolls of cotton on it. He says there are a number of stalks nearly[as high as this one, but have very little fruit on them. A petition has been circulated and signed by every resident on Mill street, to have the name of that street changed from Mill street to Franklin Avenue, The petion will be presented to the board of alderman at their next meeting. John Bulla received Monday morning by express from Ala bama, four gray foxes. They will be given their liberty in the course of a few months and then the fox club will give them a chase. Concord Times, Sept. 28th J. B. Anderson, of Albany, N. Y., was in Concord Wednesday on business connected with his chair post factory, which is lo cated about four miles below Mt. Pleasant. The plant started up yesterday. The output at pres ent will be 1,000 posts a day, but it is expected that the capacity will soon be increased to 2,000. The posts are made from oak wood. About 25 men will be giv en employment. J. A. Lippard and family, who left Cabarrus county about a year ago for Oklahoma, to make that State their home, have returned and will live and die in old Ca barrus, Mr. Lippard was not pleased with Oklahoma, hence his return. Chas. M Suther, who has been superintendent of the Er win mills at Durham since this mill was built, has resighed his position and, we learn, will re turn with his family to Concoid about the 10th of October. The county candidates are pre paring to start out with the sher iff on his tax rounds the first of October. They will speak at all points win re the sheriff stops. - • m — McClellan Bolts Hearst. Mayor McClellan gave out a statement this afternoon in which he said he would not vote for Hearst for Governor. “I am a Democrat and accept the action of the Democratic con vention. I will be a Democrat while my party has the name, but as a Democrat and as mayor of this town, I am unalterably op posed to Murph/ and to every thing he stands for. “I recognize the humiliation I must endure in common with other Democrats Nevertheless I will vote the ticket of my party in this State, but never for Hearst. Him I will not vote for.”—New York disptch. 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.