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A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs. • —■ - ' ~~ - ■ » -- ■ — VOL. III. NO. 29. - ' SALISBURY, N. C., WEDNESDAY, JULY 3RD, 1907. ~ Wm, H. STEWART, EDITOR. CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY. Mr. Black's Scheme to Utilize Wheat Let by the Hail Storm. Concord Times. June 28th. We have refrained from giving any report of the crop damage from the hailstorm that visited this section two weeks ago. hop ing that the recuperating powers of favorable seasons would sc mend the situation that that we would feel pretty well after all; but two week’s of fairly growing weather has done little toward re moving our seuse of disappoint ment because of the irretrievable loss in the pij&sent crop. The one-third to one-half of the cot ton crop that was left us has made such little growth that it actually looks smaller than it did three weeks ago. Unless peo ple get one hundred dollars a bale for this year’s cotton they will come out the small end of the horn.—Carriker Cor. Hall Black seeing that the hail had fixed his wheat so he couldn’t cut it, built a hog pen on wheels and had his hogs to move their washing to the wheat field. When they would eat all the wheat in the area of the pen they would move the pen on further, and m this way they were perfectly sel sustaining. A neighbor told me that they even rolled their porta ble tenement from the field to the house whenever they wanted slop, but he must not ask me to vouch for the second part of th's story. —Carriker Cor. Oscar F. Bernheim, of Allen town, Pa., youngest son of Rev. G. D. Bernheim, a prominent Lu theran minister of Charlotte, has been elected tseasurer of Muhlen berg College. This college is one of the largest in in the North and one of the most important insti tutions of the Lutheran church, and the position he holds ranks next to that of President. He was born in Mt. Pleasant and reared' in Wilmington. W. A. Freeland was married at noon Wednesday to Mies Myrtle Smithey,1 at the Smithey Hotel. Mr. and Mrs. Freeland will spend a few days in Sunnyside and will then go to Concord where they -will reside in future.—Sunnyside Cor. D. M. Isenhour, of No. 4 town ship, brought five heads of cab bage of his own raising to town last Tuesday, the aggregate weight of which was 55 pounds, averag ing 11 pounds each, J. B. Sherrill left yesterday for Denver, N. C., to attend the mar riage of his niece, Marie Brooks, to Elmer Proctor, which occurred last evening. Mr. Culler’s Recollection of 1856. Mr. Culler, one of the oldeet and beet informed weather pro phets tells ub that this spring season so far is very similar to the spring fend summer season of 1856. H§ says that there was very little corn made in this sec tion in 1856, that it was a cold spring, that the worms, moles and field mice destroyed most of the corn and it was impossible to get a stand. It is the same way this year. Tne moles, mice and worms have been the worst in many years. He says that people here had to haul corn from lower Iredell and Mecklenburg that year, and he is of the opinion that Wilkes will not raise this year near all the corn she needs. Wilkesboro Chronicle. Cured of Lung Trouble. “It is now eleven years since I had a narrow escape from con sumption,” writes C. 0. Floyd, a leading business man of Kershaw, S. C. “I had run down in weight to 185 pounds, and coughing was constant both by day and by night. Finally I began taking Dr. King’g New Discovery, and continued this for about six months, when my cough and lung trouble were entirely gone and 1 waB restored to my normal weight 170 pounds.” Thousands of per sons are healed every year. Guar anteed by all druggists, 50c and $1.00. Trial bottle free. LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY. The Engineer Proves He Had Steam Farmer Loses Heavily by Lightning. Lexington Dispatch, June 26th. Wheat harvest will be over thit week in almost every community As a usual thing the crop is bettei than expected, although in somt places it is very poor. We hear that Albert Whortou, who lives near Clemmons, suffered the loss of his barn and much ol its contents Sunday afternoon be tween 2 and 8 o’clock. Lightning struok the building during a ter rific storm and as the family was shut up closely in the house, nothing was known of the fire uutil a colored man living gome distance away brought the word. Besides feedstuff and vehicles, seven head of horses perished in the flames. W. M. Cross, engineer at the power house, denies that on the night of the fire at Mr. Burk head’s there was insufficient steam and therefore no pressure at„first. He says, moreover, that he sound ed the alarm whistle promptly on receiving the ’phone message. The trouble, he claims, was that the firemen did not cut off the standpipe so that the pumps could work directly on the mains, and that until this was done, both pumps were running full speed, pumping into the standpipe. In the melee that night the top of the hideous fire whistle was blown clear off, which Mr. Cross main tains without fear of successful contradiction, is proof positive that he did have some steam on. Vice president .T. M. Culp, of the Southern, announces that the double track between Salisbury and Greensboro will be completed and put in use by the first of the mouth. Some paits of the new track have been used for some time. This section of the South ern, or from Charlotte to Dan ville, is the busiest portion of the road and is often so full of trains that it is dfficult to handle them. Long freights have stood on sid ings throughout a night, unable to get into Spencer. This double track is of inestimable value to this part of the country. J. tr. Walser, who speDt a lit tle time at the Jamestown expo sition, tells us that the big show is all right. It is near comple tion, and is ready for the moRt critical person now. He says that the tale of overcharges at the ho tels and other places is not true now. You get a room from fifty cents up and the restaurants give you anything you want at any price. An average citizen can go down and stay for not more than two dollars a day, and surely that is little enough to see the great est show ontearth. --— A Curious Cotton Bloom. A cotton bloom has been brought to this office and on the branch on which that bloom is growing there are eight shapes and small bolls within about six inches, It is a fine specimen of a growthy branch from a cotton stalk butit did not grow in Union county. It came from southern Georgia and was brought in by P. H. DeaBon who came in last night on a visit to relatives 111 this section. Mr. Deason reports that crops in his section are fair ly good, but cotton is about ten days late. Corn is laid by.—Mon roe Inquirer. Best Medicine In the World for Colic and Diarrhoea. “I ;find Chamberlain’s Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy to be the best in the world,” says Mr. C. L. Carter, of Sairum, Ala. ‘‘I am subject to colic and diarrhoea. Last spring it seemed as though I would die, and I think I would if I hadn’t taken Chamberlain’s Colic, Cholera and Diarr h o e a Remedy. I haven’t been troubl ed with it since until this week, when I had a very severe attack and took half a bottle of the 26 cent size of Chamberlain’s Colic; Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy, and this morning I feel like a new man,” For Bale by James Plum mer, Salisbury, and Spencer Pharmacy, Spencer, N. C. NE6R0ES SCORE PRESIDENT. Speakeos Handle Executiae and His Off clal Family Without 6loves. Baltimore, Md., June 26 i President Roosevelt and member of his official family were han died without gloves by speaker at the lenth annual meeting o the Afro-American Council, whicl began a three-days’ conventioi here today. Senator Foraker was a favorit ani every mention of his nam. was received with vociferous ap plause. Bishop Alexander Wal ters, of Jersey City, president o the council, made the principal address at the night session. Hi called the Ohio Senator the “no blest Roman of them all,” anc places him in the same categorj with Charles Sumuet. He claimec that the Pros#«ent -d/d the negrc race ai\ injustice in his last mes sage to^Ccngress, saying he re ferred to tlifr. negro as a race ol criminals. Rev. S. L. Oorrothers, of Wash ington, scored tbe-P^SBidentr Sec retary Taft and Booker Washing ton, characterizing the latter as the political agent, of the Presi dent. Rev. A. L. Gdines, pastor of the church in which the coun cil is b ilding its session, also at tacked the President. ✓ Dr. Broughton Sticks to it. Spartanburg, S. C., June 28.— Rev. Dr. Len G. Broughton, who has been conducting revival ser vices in the First Baptist church here for ten days or more, brought his meeting to a close this morn ing. During the course of hie sermon he made an attack on the Charlotte Observer because of cer tain editorial utterances in that paper with reference to his cru sade against cigarette smoking, which were copied in a local newspaper. Mr. Broughton said that the Charlotte Observer had been try ing to destroy the force of his fight against cigarettes for ten years. There were two reasons for this—one because the men who manage the paper are liquor and cigarette men; another rea son, he said, is because the paper is a sheet of the American Tobac co Company. In spite of the Charlotte Ob server he said he still stuck to his statement that a man who smokes cigarettes for ten years will lie and steal.—Special to Charlotte Observer. Southern. Sued in 181 Cases. High Point, June 28.—T h 9 greatest number of suits ever in stituted against the Southern Railway Company in this part of the country at one time hod their beginning in High Point today. There are 181 such cases and the majority of them are actions to penalize th^road for days, with incident dc,magps, ptc Colonel Westeott Robers' 11 r"|.i. s- ms ihe railway company and » I) Steeie haB been employed by tile Mer chants’ Claim Association and the North Carolina Case Workers’ Association. Such action is brought, embodying a number of cases by reason of the fact that changes made by the last General Assembly of North Carolina would preclude such damages at a period later than the immediate docket of the court—that is in act of pending. This institution of so many actions has oreated a marked sensation and the pro ceedings will attract wide atten tion throughout this'‘entire sec tion.—Special / to Charlotte Ob server. Wise Counsel From tl*s South. “I want to give some valuable advice to those who suffer with lame back and kidney trouble.” says J. R. Blankenship, of Beck. Tenn. “I have proved to an ab solui-e certainty that Electric Bitters will positively cure this distressing condition. The first bottle gave me great relief and after taking a few more bottles, 1 was completely cured; so com pletely that it becomes a pleasure to recommend this great remedy.’ Sold under guarantee by all drug gists. Price 50c. YOUNG MAN SUICIDES. - A Life Filled With Promise Brought Slid denly to a Sad End. Durham, June 27.—William M g Smith, son of Eev. T. W. Sfnith, - of Concord, killed himself here s this afternoon. He was a gradu f ate of Trinity College, having ta i ken his master’s degree this i month, and for three weeks haE been in the employ of the A inert > can Tobacco Company. No reas i on is assigned for the rash act ■ other than that he was tired of • the fight with life and gave up ’ all hopes. ■ William Smith, better kjown 1 among his more intimate friends ■ anS baseball enthusiasts^ as “Bil lie,” had been captaiif' of the team for two years, playing as short stop. In addition to his athletic work in the college he won honors in his studies, was president of his class in his seni __ _ r .uo’-;...... Archive and also manager of the South Atlantic Quarterly. He made good at all these. Soon after leaving college he accepted a position wit h the American Tobacco Company in Durham and was assigned to learn the business. This morning at about 10 o’clock he went to the manager and told him that his services were not such as to give him (Smith) satisfaction and sug gested resigning. He was cheer ed up and told to go to a doctor and get some help that would re lieve him of his depression and melancholy from which ho was suffering. He did as directed and then went to his room. When the medicine was delivered before 1 o’clock this afternoon his dead body was found in the room that he occupied. From tin circumstances in the case it was evident that he stood before a mirr >r and there fired the fatal piBtol shot through his brain. He had 'undressed pre paratory to retiring as directed by the doctor, and the general im pression is that he conceived the idea of self-destruction but a mo ment before the act was commit ted. vlt was probably on the im pulse of the moment. The remains of Mr. Smith were taken from here to Concord this evening, being joined here by the mother and two sisters who had been visiting in Clinton, this State. The only brother who was not in the sad family party is T. W, Smith, of Petersburg, Va., He will join the party at Greens boro. Tonight his friends are un able to assign any cause for the rash act other than that he was despondent and ill, and commit ted the deed in a moment of rash ness —Special to Charlotte Ob server. Bad Burn Quickly Healed. “I am so delighted with what Chamberlain’s Salve has done for me that I feel bound to write to you and tell you so,” says Mrs. Robert Mytton, 457 John St., Hamilton, Ontario. “My little daughter had a baft burn on her knee. I applied Chamberlain’s Salve and it healed beautifully.” This Salve allays the pain of a burn almost ins.ai.tly. It is for sale by James Plummer, Salis bury, and Spencer Pharmacy, Spe.mer, N. C. »• Jamestown Ter Centennial Exposition, Nor folk, Va., April 36th Noy. 30th, 1907. Southern Railway announces extremely low rates to Norfolk, Va., and return on account of the above occasion. The following round trip rates will apply from Salisbury, N. C.: Season tickets,.$14 50 Sixty-day tickets. 12.10 Fifteen-day tickets. 11.15 Coach excursion tickets,. . . 6 60 Coach Excursion tickets will he sold on.Tuesday, with limit seven days from date of sale, will be stamped “Not good in Pullman or Parlor cars.” Other tickets will be sold daily April 19th to November 80th, inclusive. The Southern Railway will af ford excellent passenger service to and from Norfolk on ac.count of this occasion. For further information and ..Pullman reservation address any agent Southern Railway or write R. L. Vernon, T. P. A., Charlotte, N. C. W. H. Tayloe, G. P. A., - till 11-30. Washington, D. C, THE L0VIN6 CASE. Court Appears to be Favorable Toward tbi "Unwritten Law.” Houston, Va\, June 28.—Argu tnent in the trial of former J-pdgi William G-. Loving for the mur der of Theodore Estes was begin late this afternoon after a daj spent by counsel for both sides ir the preparation of instructions, and a wrangle over them befon the court. The instructions ai read by Judge Barksdale, discuss ed murder, its various degrees the question of reasonable doubt the time allowed for a man’s an gry passions to subside and espe cially insanity. The following instruction pre pared by the prosecution touch ing on the “unwritten law” waf stricken out by the court: “No man under the protectior of the law has a right to be the avenger of his own wrongs; il they be of a nature for which th( laws of society give him an ade quate remedy thither should hi resort; but be they of any nature whatsoever he has no right tc avenge them except in the man ner prescribed by the l&i^. The unwritten law by which is meant the right of the citizen to become <he avenger of his own wrongs in a manner not authorized by law or against the law has no place in the criminal jurisprudence of Virginia.” ’ Were Foraker Made President. Just suppose Foraker were to get the nomination and be elected president. What a rush there would be of negroes to the White House seek i n g f e d e r al offices; and many would get them, especially in the South. Mr. Foraker’s election would be a calamity to the coun try. It would reopen the race question in the South with all the intensity and bitterness of reconstruction days, and would bring to the white people of the North such experiences in race antagonism as they have dever dreamed of. We do not suppose he would appoint many negroes to" office in those states, but his election would give to the negroeB there more than at the South the feeling of having won the victory over the whites in a contest based on the race question. Mr. Foraker’s speeches to negroes in Ohio were of the most violent and race prejudice producing kind. They showed an animosity toward the South which it is hard to realize that a citizen of this country could entertain against the people of any section. Not only that, but his effort haj been to make the • negroes believe that their race has been discrimi nated against and outrageously treated by the white people ii) control of the national govern ment. He has made hims e 1 f their champion in a contest to be waged against the white people of the whole country, and if he wine he will be forced to make good in order to prevent his negro sup porters turning against him. It will be a sad day for the country and especially for the South on which he is elected president.— Wilmington Me.-senger. Unwritten Law Pleaded. Spartanburg, S. C., June 29.— Wm. Mills, charged with the mur der of Frank Deal, jf Cheroke* county, three months ago, waf found guilty with a recommenda tion to mercy at Gaffney today Mills claims that he killed Dea! because he had ruined his home His attorneys pleaded the “un written law,” but the judge in structed the jury that this had nc weight with the court and should have none with the jury. Th< case has attracted much attention How to Cure Chilblains. “To enjoy freedom from chil blains,” writes John Kemp, Easi Otisfield, Me., I apply Bucklen’i Arnica Salve. Have also used it for salt rh9um with excellent re sults.” Guaranteed to cure fe ver sores, indolent ulcers, piles burns, wounds, frost bites am skin diseases. 25c at all drug gists. ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY. Mining at New London. Robber Enters Farmer's House in Search of Spoil. Stanly Enterprise. June 27th. ' Rev. H. A. McCullough anc family are expected here today The town is glad to receive them and the Lutheran congregatioi: has reasons to rejoice over having a resident pastor. 1 The different cotton mills oi Albemarle will close down Satur day week for their annual picnic, to be held in the Efird grove neai the old mill site. There will be speaking, band-music and refresh ments, and the occasion will no doubt be made an enjoyable one for those who participate. Mrs. Zeb. B. Sanders has re newed her bond as postmaster at this place. The salary of the of fice was recently increased to $1,000. As yet the appointment of a successor to Mrs. Sanders is a matter of doubt and speculation. In the death of Mrs. Martha Noah at Gold Hill on Saturday, the 18th instaiit, there passed away one, the /beautifying influ ences of e^£a|e life were shed abroad in her nip of a few years in our midst in eluch awey as to draw the love ^nd warm esteem of everyone to her. Ed. Lyon, of Greensboro, and Mr Brinkerhaff, of Pittsburg, Pa., were here on last Thursday in specting the mine. Mr. Brinker haff is a real estate and mining expert. Others will be here next week. Report has it that the mine will surely to begin to operate soon. The two gentlemen have ordered a park cleaned off about one hundrad yards below the depot, at the fine mineral spring, near the Yadkin railroad. The county commissioners have received plans, and specifications for the annex to the county jail, and the matter will soon be opened to bids from contractors. The capacity of the present building will be doubled, and many im provements added. The work will be executed without an additional tax levy or bond issue. Last Saturday morning while all the family were%in the field at work a marauder entered the house of W. L. Teeter, pillaging and overturning almost every thing in the house in search for money. About nine o’clock the children returned and on hearing a nofse in one of the room, but thinking it a chicken, they made and investigation, and discovered the perpetrator. They were very much frightened and made the alarm when he raised a window, jumped out and ran. He was tracked for some distane, and Mr. Teeter was very good proof as to wii'o'fee was.—Locust correspond ent. Columbus just landed; meeting a big Indian chief with a package under his arm he asked what it was. “Great medicine, Hollis ter’s Rocky Mountain Tea,” said the Injun. 35 cents, Tea or Tab lets. T. W. Grimes Drug Co. -• • Stops Improvements. Richmond, Va., June 27.—C. P Longhore, the Virginia con tractor, J. C. Carpenter & Com pany and Matthews, Curtis Com pany, of Clifton F^ge, have been ordered to quit their construction work iu connection with the Ches apeake and Ohio Railway Com pany on July 1. The Chesapeake and Ohio have been doing con siderable tracking, lowering of grades and straightening curves. The reason assigned for discon tinuing this work is that further money would have to be raised for its continuance and in the conditions of the market at this time it would not be desirable to float new securities. Two thous and men are affected. The Right Name. 1 Mr. August Sherpe, the popu i lar overseer of the poor, at Fort Madison, la., says: “Dr. King’s New Life Pills, are rightly named; they act more agreeably, do more , good and make one feel better l than any other laxative.” Guar ■ anteed to cure biliousness and constipation. 25c at all druggists. STATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNT/. First Shave in 35 Years. Destructive Hail Storm In Iredell. Statesvile Landmark, June 25th. Stock to the amount of $2,550 has been subscribed to the States ville Air Line railroad in States ville. With this amount the pre liminary survey is assured. A dog, supposed to have been mad, bit several dogs Sunday night in a neighborhood a few miles east of town. D. C. Rufty, who is by no means as old as his white hair and beard would indicate, walked into a barber shop Wednesday and was shaved for the first time in 35 years and for the first time in his life by a barber. He didn’t sacrifice his handsome beard, however—that would have made him uur cognizable—but compro mised on a partial shave. The suit of Lee Wood vs. J. J. Kincaid et al.. which was tried at the recent term of Iredell Supe rior court, has been settled by compromise. Wood fell in -a vat of boiling water while working at the veneering plant of Kincaid & Knox at Cleveland. He sued for damages and got a verdict of $1 000. The defendants appealed but the appeal has been withdrawn an4 the case settled on the pay ment of $1,375. Mrs. Henry Lippard died Tues day at her home in-Fallstown township, aged 67 years and 10 months. Her husband and three stepsons survive, one of tnese be ing Rev. C. K, Lippard, Lutheran missionary in Japan. C. M. Miller, of Salisbury, was here Wednesday to survey the Turnersburg road, where the chaingang is at work. The rdfcd was surveyed as far as the Davis place, and in this distance there will be no material changes in the old road bed. Some sort of an insect has de stroyed many of the elm trees in Statesville, but up to this time the maples have been immune. The Chronicle says the maples in Wilkesboro are being attacked by an insect and that the limbs in fested by the insects soon die. Statesville people interested in shade trees—and all of us ought to be—should take note of this and begin work in time to save thsPtrees if possible. A destructive rainstorm visited the Amity section of Iredell and contiguous territory late Satur day afternoon, and Sunday after noon a heavy rain itorm accompa nied by much electricity and con siderable wind, passed over States ville and environs. In addition to the serious and fatal results of these storms lands were badly washed and much wheat in the shock was blown down and dam aged. The weather last week was fine for crops and a period of hot dry weather now will be very ben eficial. The weather has been fine this week, but we’re almost airaid to mention it lest it change by the time this item is read. Harvest has been in full blast and weather conditions for saving the wheat have been favorable. A few more days of sunshine will mean that an excellent wheat crop has been saved in good condition, and if the warm weatner conti :ues the corn and cotton will grow so fast that they’ll soon make up for lost time. Let’s look on the bright side now. Conditions are never qoite so bad as they seem and this may yet be a good crop year, notwithstanding the unfavorable conditions in the spring. -• - Free, for Catarrh,^ust to prove merit, a Trial' size Box of Dr. Shoop’s Catarrh Remedy. Let me Bend it now. It is a sucw white, creamy, healing, antiseptic balm. Containing such healing ingredi ents as Oil Eucalyptus, Thymol, Menthol, etc., it gives instant , and lasting relief to Catarrh of | the nose and throat. Make the ' free test and see for yourself what j this preparation can and will ac compish. Address Dr. Shoop, Racine, Wis. Large jars 50 cents. | Sold by Grimes Drug Store.