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The Ca x)lina . TVatchman. “
A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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