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1 he (Ja "olu ■ ■ " * _ • A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs. _ _____- .... ..... - .......... —ihiuhMh —L Vol. Id. No. 13. Salisbury, N. C., Wednesday. March. 13rn, S907. Wm. H.Stewart, Editor. SlATbSVILLE AND inEOELL COUNTY. Activity In Building Op fatiou. Block System Frum Salisbii'y fo X * n. Statesvile Landmark, March 5th. Building operations, which ■ ve by no menus be-n. suspended dur ing the winter, will proceed with renewed activity with the opt ing of Spring A number <f new ruBid ucee are i . contemplation. L. A«h Will build a handsome modern reside ce t n bis lot on west Walnut street and Oscar Steele will build a handsome brick residence corner Bell and Mulber ry streets Win. Morrison will add a second story to his resi dence on Front **10 et. C n tracts have already been made f.-r th Asb and Morrison r-sidenc* s a.m T. L. Steele will have charge oi the work. The Landmark has mentioned that the municipal aitb >r::i s have let the contract for the q !<? meut for the transformer et« for the electric power which is to be furnished Statesvi'le by fch* Southern Power Company. rh*-1 station will he located between the tracks > f the Western and Taylorsville railroads, near th cotton mill scho' 1 house and the Statesville cotton mill. The c-ju tract has not yet been let for the building but arrangements are being mads for it. The house will be a one-story brick building about 22x30. Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Eagle, ot Olin township, have issued invi tations for the marriage of theii daughter, Miss Mery, aso Blon dse Wood Steele. The ceremony will take place at the tone of the bride’s parents at 8 o’clock on Thursday afternoon, the 14th coudaaW* oil the Western road, Rev E F Griffith, who recent ly resigned as pastor of New Ster ling and Perth c: urcbeB, sold hi pers' iial proper! \ last week ane left with hia family f r Charlotte. Later he will go to u.s new work in Missouri. James Hamilt -n, oue of » num ber of young So tchmen who came t America two weeks ig from Edinburg, has located \,\rn Sirpt. Meacham t :he State Farm to learn South-rn methods of farming. After fltti g him'tir for farm w<>rk it is Mr. Hamil ton’s purpose to purchase a farm and remain in this corn.try. '’’he bljcfe sytUm was put in operation on the South* rn rail road yes’erdav between Salisbury and Marion. The system will be in operation all the way between Salisbury ai d Asheville by the 15th. Shorter Honrs tor Telegraphers, Washington, Match 4 -Tb Senate today agreed to he c .tier bnce report on the bill limiting the hours of s-rvice of railway employes as agreed upon by tb conferees last night. The Hous a^> agreed to the report ot th conference and in both houses th-> a loptiou was hy unanimous vote. Tee agreement limits the daily service of railway telegraphers to nine hours with a provision that the requirement may be ex tended as to any particular cases when a proper showing is made to tb< In er-State Commerce Com merca Commission. The Presi dent signed the bill at the Capi tol. ---• -«■» • Tetter, Salt Rheum and Eczema. These are diseases f *r which Chamberlain’s Salve is especially valuable. It quickiv a Mays the itching and smarting and soon effects a cure. Price, 26 cents. For sale by Jamas Plummer, Sal isbury, and Spencer Pharmacy, Spenctx, M. C. The Watchman’s Latest and Biggest Contest Now on. Will Continue till June ist. If you Want a Good Buggy Don’t Fail to Get Busy at Once. The biggest and best proposition in the way of a voting eon test ever offered by The Watchman is herewith set on foot. The conditions are brief and the prize is great. Now is your opportunity to get a splendid one-horse buggy with out the outlay of a dime on your part. You want a good baggy and we want to increase the circulation of the Wamchman, hence we inaugurate the followingiug voting Politest. For every cent paid on subscription one vote will be given, except subscriptions brought in by some one act iog as an agent, in which case two votes for each cent paid a ill be given. Wbth.g coupons with the number of votes to which one is entitled therou will be issued to all who nake payments. These coupons must be deposited at the ffice of the Watchman to be counted and credited to the >roper candidates. No one connected w ith the Watchman force in any man te will be allowed to enter the contest, but all others now mbscnhers are invib d to help in any manner they can. IVorK. tor yourself or help some one else to get it. J) ESC ’ HI i 'TION OF TliE B U <JGY. We haven’t a suitable cut of the buggy which some lucky person wdl receive at the expiration of this contest, but in a general way we can say that it is a No. 12 Dia' \ mond buggy made by the Dll' 5 rant'Dort Carriage Co It is of the open side bar type and one of the best makes on tjie market, substantial and first' class in every particular. It can be seen by calling at tj.-e. Barber Buggy and Wag^/ Co ’s pktee of business, . bn | Council street. these gentlemen will take pleasure n showing it and giving any information about it that may be desired. Remember some one will g^t it without fail. If you want one why not make an effort to get it? SUBSCRIPTION PRICES. During this contest we have decided to make the most liberal prices possible for full year subscriptions. They are ■-*8 follows: The Watchman, single subscription, new or renewal.. .75c “ “ ■ 2 years, “ “ “ .... $1.00 In clubs of two or more, 1 year, new or renewal, each. .50c Those who enter the contest for the main prize, the buggy, will be guided -by tho above, but should they want other information we will be glad to furnish them witTf same. Subscriptions forless than one year will be at the rate of $1.00. OTHER PRIZES. Any one who sends us five subscriptions and $2,50, will be given one year’s subscription free. Any one sending us ten subscriptions and $5.00, will be given a copy of the San Francisco Earthquake book. Value $1 50. The Walchman will continue as it is with whatever im provement we may be able to make upon it. It asks the support of all good people and will endeavor to merit their patronage. Subscribers have the privilege of selecting their own can didates. New candidates may be brought out at any time. Vutn for whom you wish and as often as possible. The can didate who gets the most votes will be awarded the prize. The fi st iu the field generally stands a good chance to win, so if you are going to make an effort for the buggy, a word lo the wise is sufficient. Any other information fur uish^d upon request. Send all money and communications to Wm. H. Stewart, Salisbury, N. C. Do nut Grow tit. Season. The first warm days of spring bring with them a desire to get j out and enj y the exhiiirating air j and sunshine. Chi'dr n that have j been housed up all winter are| brought out and y< u wonder where they all came ft m. The heavy winter clothing is thrown aside and many shed tb-dr flannels Thpn a cold wave <■-> ■ -s uud peo j pie say that grip is epidemic, j Colds at this season gr even more i dangerous than in m:d winter, as i there is more danger of pneumo- j nia. Take Chamberlain’s Cough | Remedy, however, and yoe will have nothing to t**ar. It always curs, ard we have never known a cold to result in pneumonia whe it was used. It ib pleasant and safe to take. Children like it. For sale by J imes Piummer, Sal isbury, and Speucer Pharmacy, Spencer, N. C. Proiest Agai st Naturalization ot Japanese Sacrament;!, Cal., March 9.— The Senate this afternoon unani mously accepted a joint resolution protesting.aeainst. the naturaliza tion of .Japanese, instructing the Senators and Congressmen of Cal ifornia to combat such “perni cious legislation,’’ and to work for the passage of an exclusion law to include J^pan-ee. Koreans, and all other Asiatics The reso lutieu is a substitute for one in troduced by Senator Sanford. Faster and faster the pace i. set, By people of action, vim mid get. So if at. the finish you would be, Take Hollister’s Rockv Mouutaiu Tea. T. W. Grimes Drug Co. LEX NGTON ANO DAVIDSON GGUMY. Escapsd From Asylum ?nd Walked Long Distance to bis Heme. LelliiftOB Dispatch, March 5th. Friday about nightfall . John Leonard, who has been cor fined in the asylum for the insane at Columbia, S; C., walked into Lex ington, having escaped on Mon day of last week. Saturday he was secured and placed ii> jail, and on Sunday was sent back to Columbia in charge of J, L Mitch ell. He claimed to have walked al'l the way from Columbia, an<f it is said he picked a hole through the brick wail with a table knife, 11)us effecting his escape. He is a brick mason and doubtless his knowledge aided him. This is the second time he has escaped, having returned home a year or more ago and remained some time. Thou he appeared to be in his right mind, but later he g>evr worse and theie was an interstate wrangle about whether tv should be cared for by North or South Carolina. This time be appeared to be in very bad mental condi tion The participants in the fight down in Emmons township, that was told of last week, are report ed as recovering. There was a wild rumor one day last mtfdc that( one mau was dead but there was nothing iu it Nobody was hurt very bad, Although the man who was cut iu the neck had a close * call. We are told that Henry Hedrick and the man named Lof ! m were u- t in the^ight*and that the Hedrick boys did not try to rur the Codys off. The trouble ijr w out of something about th' ownership of a hammer a d is sa d to have started with fun A!ro it was a mistake abou« Jake Hedrick being knocked down with rocks a “d< z-ut or two times ” Dr J. C. Leonard, of the Firs; Reformed church, attended a meeting in Newton last, week of the committee appointed by the last session of CI«bms to pr pare e history of the Reformed church in North Carolina Other mem bers of the committee aro Drs J. C. Clapp, J L Murphy Paui Barringer and W. B. Duttera. Dr. Leonard thinks it lik ly that he church will accept the offer of Claremont College in Hi. kory, with $2,500 iu cash for improve ments, and will make that school one for gir's and Catawba College at Newton for boys. A prominent citizen who, while crossing the street- one nig t re centlv, fell into the mud • eoaus he could not see, there being no arc light aflame to show tV path way, has been using vigorous lan guage ever since, and he wants to know why there wras no ight. ___ * Acc dentally Killed. Zeb Caldwell, of Concord, was accidentally shot and killed last week by Mace Parks, a girl of 15 years. A number of school boys and girls had been shootu g at a target with a small rifle The girl thinking the rifle unloaded, snapped it a* Caldwell. The bul let entered his forehead causing his death in a short while. -— . ■ — Health In the Canal Zone. The high wages paid make it a mighty temptation to our young artisans to join the force of skill ed workmen needed to construct t.he Panama Canal. Many are restrained however by the fear of fevers and malaria. It is the knowing ones-those who have usid Electric Bitters, who go there without this fear, well knowing they are safe from malarious in fluences with Electric Bitters on hand. Cures blood poison too, biliousness, weakness and all stomach, liver a .d kidney trou bles. Guaranteed by ail drug gists. 50c. CONCCHiD AND GABABhUS COUNTY. A Police Justice for Concord Ptstoffic Moved to N w Quarters Concord rim‘’g, March 8th The amended charter bill, in cluding the Police Justice, pass-d the Senate on final r^din* la** Wednesday morning and is ir a law R. L. MoConnrll is named as Police Justice, and his salary is t» be not less than $60 a month the amount to be fixed by the al dermen, He goes into office on May 1st, and serves until Janu ary 1st, 1908, when his successor is to be elected by the aldermen The mayor, Mr. Caldwell, is to fill the office until Mav Is and has all the pjwers given the Po lice Justice. Messrs. Allen G Hall, Robert M ran and W. D. Trabue, oi Nash ville, Tenn., wore in .Concord last week. These gentleman cousti tu e a committee from the Moore Memorial Presbyterian church of N ishvii’e, and their mission her* at this time was to extend a for mal and urgent call to Rev. Ge . H. Conn Ison, D. D., pastor ot the Firsi Presbyterian church o? Concord, to the pastorate of th Nashville church, i nere came near oenig a serious fire at the jail. One of th6 uppsr rooms caught fire in the flue, caused by fire in the stove in th< room below. Mrs. Robiusmrno tified Mr. Robins* n as s «u, ut possible, and he and J. O Mo- s> soon extinguished the fire, small damage ouly being done. Postmnste* Buchanan moved the pi-etoffice Wednesday into tile • legant new quarters arranged for it. The scene of activity whjch accompanies the post' ffioe naa shifted. The outfit and equip ment of the new office are first class and the room itself is aP thaT could be desired C. H Chrde-sdi-d last 3atur day night at 9 - ’cl ck at h-s home at Forest Hill Hisvde th was s me^hai sudden as he work ’d on that day. He was ab< ut 05 years of age, aud leaves hi. wife aud several children. He Onmhere some time ago fr- m Statesville. Mr, aud Mrs G D Groner, of Chattanooga, arrived in Concord Wednesday afternoon on a visit to Mr. Gr< ner’s sister, Mrs. R. V. Blackwelder. Mr. Groner iB a sou of the late Henry Groner. He left Concord 17 years ago and this is his first visit here >n that time. Dr. Garver Williams, formerly >f O io, is the new pastor of the R formed churches, Bear Creek, Mt. Pleasant-aud Boger, and will make his home iu Mt. Pleasant. City OrJinance is Invalid. Danvil'e, 111., March 9—Didge Kimbrough this afternoon decided that the Chicago ordinance on which was based th" trial of Will J Davis, charged with man slaughter on account of the burn ing of the Ir quois Theatre at Chicag" or which Davis wns man ager at the time, is invalid in so far as the prosecution of the c»s< is concerned The decision pu s an end to the trial Following his decision the court called in the jury, which had nut been allowed to hear the argil ments, and directed the jurors to return a verdict of not guilty. This was done and the court di rected the sheriff to reb ase the defendent. Th’- terminat' d u>y criminal action against Mr. Davis on account of the Iriquois fire. -m • Are you tired, fagged out, ner vous sleepless, feel mean? Hoi lister’s Rockv Mountain Tea strengthens the nerves, aids di gestion, brings refreshi g sleep. 85 cents. Tea or Tablets. T. W. Grimes Drug Co. NORTH CAROLINA NEWS. nteresttng Watters Wh'eh Have Occnried Thrcughont the State. The loss resulting from tlfe mrnfrng of the Hickory Inn has estimated at about $50,000. Thore w;.« $15 000 insurance. A nmber w«re seriou ly injuriVLby jumping from the windows and n,hers who were hurt are recover ing. It is rumored that a travel ing salesman loBt his life inthe tire, but most likely there iino good foundation for such a Re port. j ! Charlotte has its milk inject ed by a physician appoint for that purpose. Cows and dairy trrangemeuts are carefulljjook d after. N t long since the in spector condemned a number of dairy cow* that were afflictej with • __ 1 *‘a iu( ikui ub • err . Thomas BrowimTg.'ot r^rham, grew tired of life and swatted a lot of laudanum with seicfdyitiu tent Doctors pumped ^im out and sav^d his life. \ There is trouble I among tht sanctification brethren at New Bern. Addison Toler, one of tijf brothers is charged by ancthf ■rother, M. T. R -we, with hay^S abdflcted the wife of the la'*er Brother Toler has given for his ap pearanoe in the^uperior c-urt. Officer Skeens, of Crreeusboro, who some time ag<» shot and kill ed a negro prisoner, who tried to escape after being placed nnder arrest, has been discharged by the grand jury that investigated the case. will Not Yield to Union. Cleveland, O., MaichN 9.—The American Shipbuilding Comptffiy1^*' will close all its yards on the Great Lakes and Bpend all of something like $2,000 000 cash, ' hich it has in the banks, before ii will yield to the demands of the shipbuilding union This is the statement made to day b> one closely in touch with the affairs of the American Ship building G< mpany. Furthermore, acc rding- to this same person, President J C. Wallace, of the company will likely not consent t >-ven confer with the men who making the demands of the com pany. If these predictions prove true, it is said that oue of the moat bit terly contested strikes iu the his tory of the building industry on the Great Lakes will soon be in progress. As a preliminary move officers of the shipbuilding union in Chicago, arrived in Cleveland today ai d went into conference with Louis Weyand, natimal or ganizer of the shipbuilders, who is in charge of negotiations in Cleveland Several hundred men employed at the Loraiu yards of the com pany are already out. The shipbuilders and helpers uuion has made the declaration that if its demands are not granted by Monday a strike in the -yards in Cleveland, Detroit, West Bay City and Chicago, will be ordered immediately. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy is Boih Agreeable and PUsaRt. Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has uo superior f<>r coughs colds and croup, and the fact that it is pleasant to take and contains no thing in any way injurious has made ir a favorite with mothers. Mr W. S. Pelham, a merchant of Kiiksville, Iowa, s%ys; “For more than twenty years Chamber lain’s Cough Remedy has been my leading remedy for all throat troubles. It >b especially success ful in cases of croup. Chi then like ir a‘ d my customers who have used it will not take any otb-r.” For salo by James Plummer, Sal isbury, itud Spencer Pharmacy, Spencer, N, C.