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A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs. Vol. III. No. 14. Salisbury, N. C., Wednesday, March 20th, 1907. Wm. H.Stewart, Editor. LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY. Building Occupied by Wholesale Firm 6lves way and Goods are Moved out. Lexington Dispatch, March 13th. Friday afternoon the three story brick building occupied by the Lexington Grocery Company, wholesale, near the depot, began to give away. Thousands of dol lars worth of goods were stored in the house, and to get them out without any damage to the goods or to those working in the build ing, was a problem. Experts pronounced the building unsafe, liable to fall at any -tame, so that it was like taking one’s life in hand to go in the house. The cause of the trouble was in the foundation which was not suffi cient. The g'l.jds b ive been haul ed away and s r<»d in varioue places, and the work of repaiiing the building will go right along. And while it all seriously inter feres with the business of this big o mcern, its affairs will be con ducted without interruption. The insane man N. H. Prevo, wh has been in jail for two mo hs, and who locked up the jaiiei some time ago ai d tried to drown himself in the Nokomis pond, wis taken to the asylum in Morgantru on Monday. Sheriff Delap got woid Sunday that there was room for him. T. C. Loflin took him Mt. Loflin saw sever al Davids an people while at the asylum. He says A. W. Black is no betttr although the last three months hs has not made any change for the worse. He must be fed and waited on like a child. He talks very little and refused to converse with Mr. Loflin, who is his father-in-law. Mr. Black was taken to the hospital nine mouths ago. It is stated that the grand jury late Friday afternoon lound a true bill against W. A. Bailey, of Da vie county, who conducts a li quor business in Danville, for sell ing liquor as his agents did, ta king orders here in Lexington during court, The grand jury did not know the facts until too late for the court to take any ac tion, so that the case will come up in August. Another skift of snow fell Wed nesday night and Thursday morn ing, bringing down the predicted number to ten. If we have ten more, the weather man will have to hurry. On the heels of the snow came hail Thursday night, and a thunder squall. There is now but one prisoner in jai., Dolphus Arnold, colored, and as he will be sent to Rowan ». »untv. the jail might be counted empty. — August 15th has been definitely decided upon as N^rth Carolina State day at the Jamestown Ex position. Governor Glenn, his staff and a large number of North Carolina citizens are expected to be present on that day. -• - The News-«No Pure Drug Cough Cure Laws would be needed, if all Cough Cures were like Dr. Shoop’s Cough Cure is-and has been for 20 years. The National Law now requires that if any poisons enter into a cough mixtnre it must be printed on the label or package For this reascn mothers and oth ers, should insist cn having Dr. Shoop’s Cough Cure. No poison marks on Dr. Shoop’s labels-and none in the medicine, else it must by law be on the label. And it’s not only safe, hut it is said to be by those That know it best, a tru ly remarkable cough remedy.. Take no chance particularly with your children. Insist on having Dr. Shoop’s Cough Cure. Com pare carefully the Dr. Sb op pack age with others and see. No pois on marks there 1 You caju always be on the safe side 1 y demanding Dr. Shoop’s Cough Cure Simply refuse to aecept any other. Sold by Grimes Drug Store. 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 contest 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 buggy and we want to increase the circulation of the Wamchman, hence we inaugurate the followinging voting contest. For every cent paid on subscription one vote will be given, except subscriptions brought in by some one act ing as an agent, in which case two votes for each cent paid will be given. Voting coupons with the number of votes to which one is entitled*theron will be issued to all who make payments. These coupons must be deposited at the office of the Watchman to be counted and credited to the proper candidates. No one connected with the Watchman force in any man ner will be allowed to enter the contest, but all others now subscribers are invited to help in any manner they can. Work for yourself or help some one else to get it. DESCRIPTION OF THE BUGGY. We haven’t a suitable cut of the buggy which some lucky person will 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 bydhe l)u rant-'Dort Carriage Co. It is of the open side bar type and one of the best makes on the market, substantial and firsts class in every particular. It can be seen by calling at the Barber Buggy and Wagon Co.’s place of business, jn oouucn Bireei, inese gentlemen win lane pleasure 111 showing it and giving any information about it that may be desired. Remember some one will get 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 as 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 the above, but should they want other information we will be glad to furnish them with same. Subscriptions for less 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. Vote for whom you wish and as often as possible. The can didate who gets the most votes will be awarded the prize. The first in the field generally stands a good chance to win, so if you are going to make an effort for the buggy, a word to the wise is sufficient. Any other information fur'* nish^d upon request. Send all money and communications to Wm. H. Stewakt, Salisbury, N. C. Do not Crowd the Season. The first warm days of spring bring with them a desire to get out and enjoy the exhilirating air and sunshine. Children that have been housed up all winter are brought out and you wonder where they all came from. The heavy wirtc. c’othing is thrown aside an-t v shed their flannels. Then a c 1 wave comes and peo ple say that grip is epidemic. Colds at this seas'' are even more 'dangerous than in id-winter, as there is more danger of pneumo nia. Take Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy, however, and you will have nothing to fear. It always cures, and we have never known a cold to result in pneumonia when it was used. It is pleasant and safe to take. Children like it For sale by James umraer, Sal isbury, and Sp tr Pea; "ipcy, Spencer, N. C. Will he Refused Admittance. Washington, March 14,—Com plying with the provisions of the immigration act approved Febru ary 22nd last, President Roose velt today issued an executive or der that such citizens of Japan or Korea to wit: Japanese or Ko rean laborers, skilled or unskilled, who have received passports to go to Mexico, Canada, or Hawaii and come therefrom, be refused per mission to enter the continental territory of the United States, This order was issued by the president in fulfillment of his promise to Mayor Schmitz and associates from California when the negotiations regarding the Japanese school question were had in Washington. ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY. Unfortunate Accident to Young MaR who it Working for Education. Stanly Enterprise, March 15th. Geo, Reid, ot Misenheimer, came very near being killed here Saturday night, Mr. Reid and several other parties came to Mi senheimer to Richfield on a lever car, and on their return the car ran into some slabs that had been placed on the track by unknown parties. Mr. Reid was thrown from the car and his head very badly cut and bruised. Dr. Allen was at once summoned and his wounds dressed. The wounds are not serious, but he will probably carry the scars the balance of his life,—Richfield correspondence. Frank Caspar, the young man who was injured at Canton last week, is now at the hospital at Salisbury and is getting along fine. He fell 35 feet from a brick wall which fell on him. He was covered for two hours before re lief could reach him, It seems he was spared only through the mercy of God. Frank is a fine boy and an industrious workman. He v/as working to make money to educate himself. He has the sympathy and best wishes of his many friends.—New London cor respondence. The Missionary Institute for the Salisbury district conference, which met with the Methodist church here Tuesday and Wed nesday, brought to AlbsmarBt an interesting group of ministers and delegates. The Presiding Elder said the meeting was one of the most successful he has yet held or at tended. The seUricea wars well -attended and the missionary dause in the district is shown to be in a healthy condition. A deacon of tbe Baptist church at Silver Springs corrects the item in last issue which refers to" the raising of money at a box supper to paint the church, saying that “it was gitten up by some of the young peple who do not know that Baptists don’t raise money ex cept by the gift plan.” News of the death of our form er townsman- Whit F. Hearne, who moved to the west several years ago, did not reach relatives and friends here until a few days ago. A letter states that Mr. Hearne died at his home at Mt. Pleasant, Texas, sometime in No vember last. Mrs. Jessie Furr, who has lin gered a good whils^with consump tion, died last Tuesday. Her death was followed a few hours later by that of her ten-months old child. The remains were in terred Wednesday in Center Grove church cemetery,—Locust corres pondence. Straus to Appoint Georgian. Washington, March 14.—It has been practically decided by Sec retary Straus to appoint J. L. Benton, a well known young busi ness mau of Monticello, Ga.. as a special agent of the department to go abroad and investigate the market for cotton seed products. 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 the Panama Canal. Maay are restrained however by the fear of fevers and malaria. It is the knowing ones-those who have us ad 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 and kidney trou bles. Guaranteed by'all drug gists. 50c. CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY. Nigro Highwaymen Bound Over to Court. Several Deaths Reportnd. e«McordTlme«. M»r#h 15th. Chief of Police Boger left yes terday for Warsaw, W. Va., to ! bring back Linn C. Dry, formerly of Forest Hill who is charged with misappropriating about $140 be longing to the Junior Order Coun cil No. 25, of which he was treas urer He left here suddenly about thres months ago, and recently he was located at Warsaw and placed in custody. Requisition papers had to be secured and these were recently completed. Mr. Dry’s family, consisting of his wife and three children, are in Concord. Judd McGriff, who shot and killed Fayette Ury on the streets here last Sunday night, was giv en a preliminary hearing Tuesday before Esq. Pitts. The only di rect evidence against him is the dying testimony of Ury, as neith er of the women who were present saw McGriff fire the shot. As no malice was proven, McGriff was held in $500 bond for his appear ance at court. He could not give the bond and is now in jail. Juo. C. Correll, who some time ago resigned as agent of the South ern Express Company here, has at the request of the company with drawn his resignation, and will continue as agent. He will also be connected with the overall fac tory, as mentioned some time ago. He has made a most satisfactory express agent and our people are glad to know that he will not give Up the office. John and Shep Gilmer, who were arrested for holding up Messrs. Sossamon and Cannon last Saturday night, were given a preliminary hearing Tuesday af ternoon before Esq. Pitts. The evidence was such'that they were held on a charge of highway rob bery, andjthey are'now in jail in default of $250 bond each. Mrs. Mattie Fisher, wife'of E. L. Fisher, died last Saturday af ternoon after a lingering illness at her home in No. 4 township. Caleb A. Moose died last Tues day morning at his home just across the Cabarrus line in Stan ly county. He was 80 years of age and one of the best citizens of the section in which he lived, Mrs. Nancy Honeycutt, who lived with her daughter, Mrs. J. Wesley Sid?s, on Pine street, died last Wednesday afternoon about 8 o’clock, aged 86 years. Her death was the result of old age. We regret to note (hat the con dition of Mrs, G. W. Patterson, who has been ill for several days of pneumonia, is not improved. Her many friends will hope that her condition will soon change for the better. -m - Cleveland Enjoys an Outing. Georgetown, S. C., March 14.— Commodore E. C. Benedict came to the city today from General Al exander’s shooting preserves at Forbes Point, and reported that former President Cleveland is en joying thoroughly his outing here, that be is in good health and the best of spirits. The weather is too warm for good duck shooting, but Mr. Cleveland and Admiral Lamberton bag quite a number each day. The party will visit the club house and preserves of the Santee Gun Club in a few days. -- Faster and faster the pace is set, By people of action, vim and get, So if at the finish you would be, Take Hollister’s Rocky Mountain Tea. T. W. Grimes Drug Co. SI ATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY. Ox Teams amd Automobiles. Another New Telephone Line. 8t»t«»Tlle Landmark. March 15th. Miss Clide Linney, who haa been in school at the college, has been very ill at the home of her ■ister, Mrs. E. A Frye,on Mulberry street, but is very much improved. __The freight blockade, which has existed on the Southern dur ing the winter, has been broken and freight is now moving in and out at the Statesville station in a systematic'manner. Agent Maher says freight transportion lis now normal. Wm. B. Lambert,'of Barringer township, and Miss Bertha Josey, of Fallstown township,’were mar ried in'the solicitor’s room at the court "house’^yesterday afternoon about' 1:30 o’clock. Ox teams are seen iu'Statesville occasionally, but teams of four are not common. Tuesday four large steers yoked to a mounted engine was a street scene. We have the most primitive and the most modern methods of trans portation in this community—ox teams and automobiles. W. P. Gabriel, of the vicinity of Moeresville, whose mind is im paired and who has been in jail several weeks [awaiting an open ing in the State Hospital, was taken to Morganton Tuesday and placed in the hospital. A meeting was to have been held at Taylorsville yesterday to organize a company to build an independent tflephone line from Taylorsville to Statesville. On accouut of a delayed train the meeting had to be postponed. It will be held next Tuesday. Capt. J. A, Cooper, who has been in feeble health for several months, suffered a stroke of pa ralysis Tuesday afternoon and his condition is very serious, Capt. Cooper suffered a stroke of paral ysis last summer and since then his condition has been precarious. The last stroke affected his entire right side and he is unable to speak but recognizes his acquaint ances, His condition is un changed this morning. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Morrison, of Salisbury, are spending a few; days at the home of Mr, Morri son’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E, Morrison, north of town. They will leave in a few days for Stan ley, Gaston county, where Mr. Morrison will manage the brick plant being installed by W. E. Morrison on his recently pur chased property there. D. A. Morrison will go to Salisbury !to take charge of the brick business there, which has been under the management of J. B. Morrison. --- — Had the Wrong Man. Asheville, March 14.—N o a h Walker, of McFuris, arrested here by Sergeant Jackson, of Spartan burg, charged with the murder of nis sister-in-law in Newport, Tenn., several months ago, has been released. Newport officers who arrived in Asheville for the purpose of identification declared that Jackson had the wrong man and Walker was speedily released. The officers here were satisfied that Jackson had the wrong man when he arrested Walker and con sequently had little if anything to do with the false arrest.—Spe cial to Charlotte Observer. -• Tetter, Salt Rheum and Eczema. These are diseases for which Chamberlain’s Salve is especially valuable. It quickly allays the itching and smarting and soon effects a cure. Price, 25 cents. For sale by James Plnmmer, Sal isbury, and Spencer Pharmacy, Spencer, N, C.