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Hrr: W/cil^hmoTi tastr jpaasr V V cl ILllillciil. waiz Stick ■ Spike Here. • get all the new. In it A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs. Vol. III. No. 18. Salisbury, N. O., Wednesday, April 17th, 1907. Wm. H.Stewart, Editor. LEXIN6T0N AND DAVIDSON COUNTY. Report of Gaddy’s Arrest Is a Fake. Train Runs into a Handcar. Lexington Dispatch, April 10th. Wednesday morning local pas senger tram No. 8 ran into a handcar loaded with section hands just above High Point and knock ed it sky-high. The men leaped for their lives and were unhurt, but the car was smashed and tools and dinner pails were flung in steen directions. Nobody was hurt and the train came to a standstill quickly. The section hands got the fright of their lives. Andrew Beck, who lives on Thomasville Route 5, in Conrad Hill township, brought his little 11-year-oid son, Columbus, to Lexington, seeking a mad stone, as the boy was bitten Sunday by a dog belonging to Lindsay Beck. Sheriff Dorsett’s mad Btone was applied and stuck for a consider able time. Lexington lawyers are missing a golden opportunity to become wealthy, suddenly and with ease, if they are not at work on the town books trying to untangle the alleged tangle that is said to baf fle the intellects of citizens. One of the richest men in town has offered his entire earthly posses sions to a lawyer who can under stand the books. It is supposed that the gentleman’s -large salary goes along with the other prop erty, and it is also supposed that the offer is in good faith, since it was made in public and with a great show of earnestness. . It is refreshing to come upon a colored man who 13 industrious and peaceful, who works every minute he can and eaves his mon ey. Sylvester Hickle is such a negro. He is from South Caro lina Birt-ha^ made LwSngton his home, and is engaged on the rail road near town. He has already bought and paid for a lot and has built a house, which he is paying for in installments. He does not drink, has never been ar rested and has never even been a witness in a trial. As a result of industry he is acquiring a home and enjoys the respect of white folks who are willing to help him along. Last week we reported a “re port” to the effect that Gaddy had been captured at Danville. Mr. Bell, of Lane Brothers, went to Danville to investigate and found a nigger about half the size of Gaddy, looking no more like the murderer than a bale of hay. Some man named Laffler, who is said to have lived in Lexington, but now lives in Danville and calls himself a detective, wired here that the negro was Gaddy, but when a reply was sent in for particulars, the detective failed to give them. Capturing notep criminals is a nuisance and the next man who apprehends “Gad v- dy” ought to be jailed himself. "Rotten Saturday.” There was -an egg boiliDg at ^ J. N. Lovelace’s Saturday night, all present had a very nice time. Some of the boys were sick next day, they muBt have gotten hold of some rotten eggs. Some of the old people about here say that Bgsd planted on Rotten Saturday will rot in the grouud. The writ er thinks, according to the belief just mentioned, that the eggs were cooked on Rotten Saturday and they rotted in the pot.—Shel by Aurora. _ Cured of Rheumatism. ■ Mr. ffm. Henry, of Chattanoo ga, Tenn., had rheumatism in his left arm. “The strength seemed to have gone out of the muscles so that it was useless for work,” he says. “I applied Chamber lain’s Pain Balm and wrapped the arm in flannel at night, and to my relief I found that the pain gradually left me and the strength returned. In three weeks the rheumatism had disappeared and has Dot since returned.” If you are troubled with rhonmatism try fl fpw ppitrillions *»l Piii. Balm, Y u »rp <-prta'n4.,'> hp nlpaHcd wilh th>- relief which it nlf- rd* K r • e. 1 ■ ■«. Jini^ l>! t. mui’T. hu’Vy, and Sp.uiCKr t’i'fc rin.scy, Sp. nuer, N C, THE WHITE CASE. Governor Glenn Makes a Statement as tG his Attitude In the Matter. As the readers of the Watch man have taken considerable in terest in the White case, we give herewith a statement from Gov ernor Glenn regarding the pardon of the two brothers : State vs, Thomas J. and Chal mers L. White: The defendants were indicted in Rowan county for murder in the first degree. They put in a plea of “not guilty” for the reas on that they acted in self defense. After a fair and impartial trial they were convicted of murder in the second degree and sentenced by His Honor, Judge Cook, to six years at hard labor in the State’s prison. The defendants after re maining in prison for nearly two years applied to me for a pardon, but having prosecuted the case in the court below, and being con vinced of their guilt, and feeling that the sentence was not exces sive, I feared that I could not give the defendants an impartial hear ing and decided therefore to re fer the case to the Couccil of State, their decision to be mine, whether it accorded with my view or not. Mr. Lacy having also expressed an opinion in the case to the ef fect that the defendants should be pardoned, aeked to be relieved from the hearing. On the day set for the hearing, I stated these facts both in regard to Mr. Lacy and myself, and also read a letter written bv me to one of the in terested parties, in which I stated I believed the defendants guilty and that no application for par don should be heard for two years. That in view of our expressiens if either the State or the defend ants objected to Mr. Lacy or my self sitting in the case, we would prefer to retire. The State’s coun sel said that he was perfectly will ing for both of us to remain. The defendant’s counsel stated, that while he had th■> utmost confi dence in us, still, in view of what had been said, and my previous connection with the case, thought it fair and just that both Mr. La cy and myself should retire. This we did, i men Btated that if there was any objection to the remaining memhers of the Council of State, to wit: Col. Grimes, Dr. Dixon and Mr. Joyner hearing the case, that I would select three disin terested parties who had never heard of the merits of the case and leave it to them to act upon. No further objection was made to the Counsel of State hearing the matter, but both the defendants and the State seemed content with leaving the matter to the three, above named gentlemen. I de livered them the evidence in th-; case, the petitions, letters of both individuals and the trial judge, and requested them to carefully consider the case and then make their report to me and that their findings would be my decision and govern my action in refusing and granting the pardon. They have made to me the fol lowing report: To his Excellency, R. B. Glenn, Governor, Raleigh, N. C. Sir:—In the matter of the ap plication for pardon by the White brothers which was referred by you to the Council of State for their advice, we have the honor to submit the following report: Having carefully considered the petitions, the letters and the evidence of every sort presented to us, together with the argu ments of counsel on both sides in the case of the State againBt Thomas J, White and Chalmers L. White, w» recommend that, they be pardoned on condition that they remain of good beha viour. Respectfully, J. BRYAN GRIMES, B. F. DIXON, J. Y. JOYNER. Members of Council of State. In view of this decision and re commendation, without giving any opinion myself, I herewith grant the application of Thomas J. White and Chalmers L. White for pardon, conditioned on their ivui .in'ng good behaviour. R. B. GLENN, t Governor. ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY. Republican Paper Turned up its Toes. The Fruit not all Killed. Etanly Enterprise, April 12th. The Albemarle Index has again suspended. As yet its life seems to have depended almost entirely upon the support it has received through campaigns. The Enter prise has grown accustomed to the Index and its peculiar munuvers, and in a way we shall miss our contemporary. We were rather hoping that it would survive the strain, for it represented “the other side,” and was most loyal to its cause. The stockholders are considering several new turns, and while nothing definite can be stated just now, it is more than probable that by the time a new campaign rolls around our neigh bor will revive under some sort of name. Mr. Sanders ^performed well his part in keeping it alive one year, and he deserves the thanks of his party. A wagon oing almost through thu streets of Albemarle in broad daylight and loaded with nearly eighty gallons of genuine corn li quor, should cause our people to stop and think a moment. It is painfully evident the men believ ed they were safe, so lax has been the attitude of our officials to wards such violations. Sheriff Love and Officer Kluttz are to be commended for their prompness in this instance, and it is to be hoped that they will become a standing menace to evil doers of this kind. Upon hia return from Rich mond, Dr. V. A. Whitley eavs the examination made by the special ists at the Pasteur Institute indi cates that the dog which bit the little son of Milas Morgan, and little Mirriam Seago, was un doubtedly rabid. In view of this the parents may feel that they have taken wise precaution. We have talked with a number of our fruit growers, and the opinion seems to prevail that all the fruit is not killed. The peach blooms have suffered most large ly, and much injury has been done the crop as a whole. ' TIRE AT LEXINGTON. The Curry Block on Main Street Destroyed. Estimated Loss $13,000, Lexington, April 12.—Earl y this morning fire practically de stroyed what is known as the Curry block on Main street here, entailing a total loss estimated at $13,000. The cause of the fire is unknown. When first discov ered about 1 o'clock this morn ing, smoke and flames were seen in the grocery store of Motiu & Loftin The fire companies re sponded promptly to the alarm, but before the hose could be ap plied, the fire had reached the second story and was beyond con trol, Four streams of water un der heavy pressure conquered the flames after about three hours of exciting work. Only the good work of the firemen confined the fire to one block. Many people were sleeping on the second floor ot the building, it being known as the Central Hotel, but all escaped in time. It is stated on good authority that A. D. Yarborough, proprie tor of the Central Hotel, besides losing all his other personal prop erty, left about $800 in cash in a trunk, which was burned up. The central office of the Lexing ton Telephone Company was on the corner of the second story and was only slightly damaged. Is is practically certain that the burned block will be rebuilt at an early date.—Special to the Charlotte Observer. • - Whooping Gough. I have used Chamberlain’s Cough Remedy in my family in esses of whoopingcougn, and want to tell you that it is the best medi cine I ever used.—W. F. Gaston, Posco, Ga. This remedy is safe and sure. For sale by Jas. Plum mer, Salisbury, and Spencer Phar ma&y, Spencer, N, 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 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 entitled1 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 madebythe Du" rant'Dort Carriage Co.' It is of the open side bar type and one of the best makes on the market, substantial and first" class in every particular. It can be seen by calling at the Barber Buggy and Wagon Co.’s place of business, on council street, lnese gentlemen will take pleasure in 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? SUBSCRIPT'ON 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 nished upon request. Send all money and communications to „ Wm. H. Stewart, Salisbury, N. C. The Walker Hanging. Fayetteville, April 14.—Tom Walker, the negro murderer who killed Chief of Police Chason and Officer Lockomy in resisting the search of his house for contra brand liquor on March 2, will be executed here tomorrow. The execution will take place between 11 a. m. and 3 p. m. in compli ance with the sentence imposed by Judge Webb at the March term of the Superior Court. It will be on the Becond floor of the jail and in conformity with the law will be private, despite erroneous re ports to the contrary. Thus far Walker has made no public state ment, but it is rumored that he will do so tomorrow shortly be fore going to the gallows. He has had an almost endless procession of callers today, mostly negroes, including several colored min isters.—Special to Cha.rlctte Ob server. There are many tonics in the land, As by the papers you can see; But none of them can equal Hollister’s Rocky Moun t ai n Tea T, W. Grimes Drug Co. Snake Sttfry From Watauga. Deputy .Sheriff Geo. Greene, of Stony Fork, tells us that while on his way to court Monday he saw a large black snake running over the snow that was lying on the ground to a depth of three inches He says his snakeship made a pretty trail in the whiteness for about 50 yards, when it succeeded in reaching cover.—Boone Demo crat. -• • Hard Times in Kansas. The old days of grasshoppers and drouth are almost forgotten in the prosperous Kansas of to day; although a citizen of Codell, Earl Shamberg, has not yet for gotten a hard time he encounter ed. He says: “I was worn out and discouraged by coughi n g night and day, and could find no relief till I tried Dr. King’s New Discovery. It took less than one bottle to completely cure me.” The safest and most reli able cough and cold cure and lung and throat healer ever discovered. Guaranteed by all druggists. 50c. and |1.00, Trial bottle free. CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY. Young Men go to tar off Gaiifomla ti Engage in the Timber Business. Concord Times. April 12th. Notwithstanding the cold weather and light-frosts, we think a large part of the fruit crop is safe. Rev. W. A. Dutton, of Gold Hill, has been called to the pas torate of St. Andrews Lutheran church here, which became vacant by the resignation of Rev. J. W. Strickler. Rev, V. Y. Bcozer, who has had charge of the Bethel and St. Paul’s Lutheran congregations in Salisbury for the past eight years, resigned his work Sunday and ac cepted a call to the pastorate of St. John’s church in this county. We regret to note that Rev. W. T. Talbert, whose serious illness we noted in last issue, is in a dan gerous condition. His condition yesterday was such that his death would not be a surprise. We sin cerely hope that he may recover. Arthur Cetner and Miss Nona Suthor. both of Caunonville, were married Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, the ceremony being performed by Rev. J. E. Shenk. The bride is a daughter of Edward Suther. Young Hoke Gregory, who was arrested and jailed about ten days ago charged with stealing a watch and chain from some parties at his boarding house on Franklin avenue, was released yesterday, H. CJ Cook, of No. 10, going on his bond, which was $100. He is only 15 years of age. Rev. J. Walter Long, pastor of Epworth Methodist church, of Concord, and Miss Annie L. Mil ler, of Greensboro, were married at the home of J. A. Porter, in the latter city, last Tuesday af ternoon at 6 o’clock. The cere mony was performed by Rev. Dr. G. H. Detwiler, only a few friends and relatives being presjnt. On last Wednesday uight Paul A. ank Jos. W. Walker, sons of J. W. Walker, of No. 6 township, and Walker Etird, son of D. M. Efird, of Salisbury, left for Fresno Californa, where they will engage in the timber business. Paul A Walker has lived there before, and has been in Cabarrus for sev eral months. His broth-r, Geo. Walker, who was there before with him will not return, We wish the young gentlemen a safe tripand good luck in their far western home. Severe Gold in Trucking Belt, Wilmington, April 14 —It is believed that damage has been done to strawberries and vegeta bles in the Wilmington trucking belt, by the pa-t two nights. To day the minimum temperature was but 4 degrees above freezing and even more severe weather is predicted by the* weather bureau for tomorrow morning with a heavy frost which might prove disastrous to many crops. Snow is reported within 40 miles of Wilmington. Snow fell for an hour cr more at Elizabethtown, Bladen county, this afternoon. The News-No Pure Drug Cough Cure Laws would be needed, if all Cough Cures were like Dr. Shoop’s Cough Cure ie-aud 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<10 chance particularly with your children. Insist on having Dr. Shoop’s Cough Cure. Com pare carefully the Dr. Shoop pack age with others and see. No pois on marks there I You can always be on the safe side by demanding Dr. Shoop’s Cough Cure. Simply refuse to accept any other. Sold by Grimes Drug Store, r STATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY. i Some of the Things the People of Our Sis ter Town are Doing. StatesTlle Landmark, April tth. J. H. Kerr, formerly with the Sloan Clothing Company, went to Salisbury yesterday to take a po sition in the clothing store of Smoot Bros. & Rogers. The condition of Jas. Williams, of New Hope township, whose critical illness has been men tioned, does not improve and his death is expected at any time, Edgar White has given up his position as cashier at the depot and is succeeded by J. M. Joyner. W. M. Smithson, who recently came to Statesville from Knox ville, Tenn., succeeds Mr. Joyner as claim and expense clerk. uonector ueo. ±i. urown, wno . had beon in town a few days, re turned to Asheville Sunday night. Plane have been made for the re moval of the collector’s office to Statesville and the transfer will be made the last of the month. J. L. Russell, who spent two weeks here with his family, re turned to Roope, Tenn., yester day, where he is doing some rail road construction work. He took with him ten or fifteen young ne gro men of Statesville who will join the large force already at work on the new railroad. A greasy pig was turned loose. on the rink Saturday night and six small boys chased it on skates with the understanding that the one first catching and holding it without falling should have it as a prize. After much falling and scrambling by all six Master Wil liam Hartness finally grasped the pig by a hind leg and carried it from the rink without falling. Messers, T. O. Morrison and W. F. Miller, who will have to dis continue their grocery business on West Broad street beeause the building is to be torn down, ex pect to get rid of their stock in a fewdays and close the business. Mr. Morrison will go to Salisbury to assist his father in conducting a brick yard there and Mr. Miller expects to go back into the saw mill business. A Conscience Contribution. The sheriff of Forsyth county reoeived a letter a few days ago from an unknown writer, contain ing a “conscience” contribution of $1, The letter was mailed at Advance, Davie county, and the writer said: “The way it happened I was on the nay when the man weighed it, but was *ot on the wagon when it was weighed. For damaged done Mr. Hinshaw & Bynum several years ago in the weight of a load of hay I sold to them to the amount of one dollar. I enclose the dollar which you will please hand to them. They have a store across the street south of the Piedmont warehouse. The last I knew of them John Brown was their bookkeepei. If you cannot find them you may give the money to any charitable institution you may select. The money does not belong to me.” The film %as in business in Winston 20 years ago and the senior member is still there. It is supposed the dollar was turned over to him. While the individ ual was a long time repenting it is a gratification to know that he repented and gave evidence of it by making good. There is yet hope for the folks who get pay for a cord of wood and get three fourths and for all dealers who give short weight and measure.— Statesville Landmark. Thousands have pronou need Hollister’s Rocky Mountain Tea the greatest healing power on earth. When medical science fails, it s'ucceeds. Makes you well and keeps you well. 35 cents Tea or Tablets. T. W. Grimes Drug Go.