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THE CAROLINA WATCHMAN.
WM. H. STEWART, Bd. and Pub. Published Rrery Wednesday at ISO _ West Inal si Street Subscription Price |1 per year strictly cash In advance Entered as second-class matter Jan. lStb. 1005, at the poet offlee at Salis bury, N. C., under the act of Congress of March Srd, 1S07. Salisbury, N.C., July, 3rd, ’07. The editor has not entered a conspiracy to snatch from oVir thrifty and unsuspecting rural friends the honor of having the first roasting ears of the season, and we do not know that we are the first, but as we had a nice lot from our garden Monday, July 1st, it is likely we are somewhere among the first. Our cucumbers, squashes and beans are bearing nicely and, with such as the neighbors may send in from time to time, the prospects are we will subsist in some manner till acorns are ripe. A change is coming over tbp farmers about here and just what it means is a problem. During the last year quite a number of fairly well-to-do farme s have sold out, quit the farm and come to town and, w;e fear, some have worsted their condition. A man who knows nothing but farming cannot, as a rule, come to town and secure any better employment than a common laborer. He can not near live with the ease and plenty with which he has beeu accustomed on the farm. But coming to town they are and in these days of high prices for farm products too. What does it mean? Some kind friend has sent us a communication from Salem signed “Mary Lee.” We appreciate the spirit in which it was sent and would be glad to publish same, but as the real name of the writer does not accompany the article, we of course, cannot do so. Every one ought to know that newspa pers are largely dependent upon their correspondents for the ac curacy of their “items,” and if they made a habit of publishing communications from unknown writers that much devilment would likely be the result. It is there fore considered necessary to know the writer and should an erron eous statement be made some means of correction will be at hand, or the proper party will be made to shoulder the responsibil ity. “We often hear remarks which indicate an impression that poli ticians are rather a low set of fellows, with selfish aims and cor rupt practices, who manipulate party politics for their own ad vantage and that the less self-re specting gentlemen have to do with them the better. If that is ever the case, and it undoubtedly is the case at some times and in some places, in such places polit ical control is allowed to go by default. Such a condition of pol itical affairs is always due to the fact that the citizens who are honest, upright and public-spir ited, who would not prostitute party power to personal advant age, who would not make a party organization a currupt combina tion to secure place and profit, fail in the performance of public duty and permit the party organ ization which limits and restrains the exercise of their political power to remain in the hands of unworthy and self seeking men.” The above remarks are those of Elihu Root, Secretary of State. We give him credit for being can did and sincere, but there are two ways of making use of such state ments. The man who is honest and sees the truth in such re marks uses them to persuade others to join in the attack on the politicians and the little pea nut politicians often make use of them as a defense and exonera tion of their perfidy. I’ll step your pain free. To show you first—before you spend a penny—what my Pink Pain Tab lets can do, I will mail you free, a Trial Package of them—Dr. Shoop’s Headache Tablets. Neu ralgia, Headache, Toothache, Pe riod pains, etc., are due alone to blood congestion. Dr, Shoop’s Headache Tablets simply kill pain by coaxing away the unnatural blood pressure. That is all. Ad dress Dr. Shoop, Racine, Wis. gold by Grimes Drug Store. ASHBY IN JAIL Murderer of Dan Overcash Captured by Rowan County Officers. Ed. Ashby, the slayer of Dan Overcash, his brother-iu-law, was arrested Monday at Cranberry, N. C., by Deputy Sheriff Jim Krider. The officer reached here with his prisoner Monday night and placed him in jail. Sheriff Krider and deputies have been on Ashby’s trail since the day of the killing, and managing to learn of the section to which he was bound. Deputy Krider went to Cranberry to head him off, the result of his trip being as stated abjve. It is likely that the trial will take place at the August term of the Superior court and some highly* sensational de velopments are expected during the trial. Ashby claims that he killed Overcash in self-defense. He says that on the Thursday before the killing Overcash had visited his home and run him off. When the two met on the day of the murder Ashby claims that Over caBh had a pistol in his hand and was threatening to kill him when he, Ashby, Bhot in his own de fense and killed the man w'ho was threatening to tuke his life. There are all sorts of rumors as to the circumstances attending the trag edy and the causes which led up to it, and the tangle will only be straighteued,out by th^- evidence given in court, if then. While we have no desire t<h create any prejudice against Ashby, from what can be learned, sentiment is generally on the side of the, maiy who was slain. v. Mrs. Nation A'rives. Mrs. Carry Nation has visited us. She talked to the saloon men, made several addresses at the court house, and incidentally disposed of divers and sundry pamphlets and hatchets, which she parted with for coin. Mrs. Nation does not seem to be the noisy, belligerent individual she has been pictured, at least she has had no wild spell while here. Grocery Store Burns. Sunday night the grocery store of Walton & Kluttz, at Council and Long streets was discovered on fire by officer Cauble. An alarm was given and the fire de partment turning out managed to save the house and most of ^the stock. The damage to the build ing was about $200 and about the same to the stock, which is cov ered by insurance. The origin of the fire is a mystery. Veteran Missionary Hurt. Statesville, July 2.—His many frieiids will regret to learn that Rev. Daniel McGilvary, the veter an missionary to Siam, suffered a serious injury by a fall in April. Mrs. R, W. Orr, of Statesville, a daughter of this well known and useful man, received a letter a few days since stating that Dr. McGilvary had one of his thighs broken early in April by a fall at Chieng Mai, Siam, and that it will be at least Uiree months be fore the splints ^an be removed from his injured limb. Mr. Mc Gilvary is 80 years old and, al though he may partially regain his strength, his recovery is very doubtful. Dr. and Mrs. McGil vary were in this country last year on a visit, spending some time with their daughter. While here Mrs. McGilvary was tajten sick and was for a long time in a critical condition. She finally regained strength ^enough to trav el and she and Dr. McGilvary sailed for Siam in October to spend the remainder of their lives in the country where the brave missionary has accomplished un told good.—Special to Charlotte Observer. Railway Mail Clerk. The United States Civil Ser vice Commission announced an examination on August 6th, 1907, at the postoffice in this city, to secure eligibles from which to make certification to fill vacan cies which may occur in the rail way mail service. The age limit is 18 to 35 years. Minimum height, 5 feet 5 inches. Mini mum weight, 130 pounds in ordi nary clothing. Further informa tion may be obtained at the post ( ffice here, or by writing to the U. S. Civil Service Commission, Washington, D, C. LOVING ACQUITEO. Virginia Jury Frees the Murderer of Young Theodore Estes.. Houston, Va., June 29.—After being in the jury room 45 min utes the jury this evening re turned a verdict of “not guilty” in the case of former Judge Wil liam G. Loving, of Nelson county, and manager of the Virginia es tate of Thomas F. Ryan, who was placed on trial here last Monday before the Circuit Court of Hali fax, Judge William R. Barksdale presiding, for the murder of Theo dore Estes, son of Sheriff M, K. Estes, of Nelson county. Judge Loving shot and killed young Estes on April 22ud at Oak Ridge, following a_buggy ride Estes had taken with the judge’s daughter, Miss Elizabeth Loving, who told her- father that her escort had drugged and assaulted her. The jury retired at 4:45 o’clock and from that time until the ver dict was returned the defendant remained in the seat he had oc cupied since the trial began, aucT surrounded by the members of his immediate family with the exception of his daughter Eliza beth, who was not present today. At 5:45 o’clock a loud knock was heard on the door of the jury room and Judge Barksdale, who had taken his seat on the bench ordered the sheriff to preserve or der and cautioned the large crowd that had remained to not give vent to their emotions when the verdict was announced. The ver dict ,jf acquittal was read by Foreman B. S. McGraw. War Department Forbids the Sale of Coca Cola. The Wtfr Department has issued an order forbiding the sale of coca cola in the post exchange in the de partments of the east. This action was taken following numerousjcom plaints [reported concerning the effects of [the drink and after an analysis ofjits ingredients made at the Department of Agriculture by Prof.‘Wiley the chief chemist. Dr. Wiley reported that in a majority of the samples of coca cola which he tested he found quantities of cocaine and caffeiu. Officers have reported that enlist ed men have discovered the ef fects which the drink produces upon them and that for the pur pose of geting this effect they[driuk six or seven glasses of the stuff, and that the result is injurious to health, as well as destructive of morals.—Washington Herald. September the Month. Capt. S. B. Alexander does not believe that the present cotton crop is as far behind as many think, “The plant has grown wonderfully during the past 10 days,” he said yesterday, “so much so that one dan hardly re cognize the fields as they were two weeks ago and now. That hot weather and the warm showers have made the stalks shodt up amazingly. As to the ^shortness of the crop, it is impossible to forecast with any degree of cer tainty until after September. September is^o the cotton crop as May is to the wheat crop. The conditions during the winter may be bad and the wheat may be small, but a favorable May will bring the crop out to a normal yield. So with cotton. If the i.eather conditions during Sep tember are favorable, then, un less the handicap is altogether too great, the yield will be a good one,”—Charlotte Observer. Mill Hand Kills Landlady. Lynchburg, Va., June 29 — Joseph MeiBenheimer, a weaver at the Lynchburg Cotton Mill, early tonight shot and killed Mrs Chas. Walker, with whom he boarded, killing her instantly, and prob ably fatally shot Mrs. Walker’s mother, Mrs. Martha Drewery, aged about 50. It is believed the man then turned the weapon on himself, but he managed to escape in the darkness, before the hus band of the dead woman knew what had taken place. A vigor ous search is being made for the man. ' Meisenheimer had been drink ing and as far as can be learned 1 the trouble seems to have been over the fact that Mrs. Walker al- 1 lowed another boarder to occupy j his seat at the supper table, j Words followed and Meisenheimer s Irew~bis gun and began firing, i ooth of his shots taking effect. ' Meisenheimer came here five years I igo from Salisbury, N. C. John Gooch Walker. The subject of this sketch was boru 57 years ago, in August, on a fafin near ICtu-ster, S. C., and remained there with his brother and mother until the latter’s death. His father, John Walker, a prominent dentist of Chester, having died while in the war, he made his home with his uncle, Henry Gooch, Hetben spent sev eral years in Indiana, Pa., clerk ing,. Returning to the South he settled in Charlotte where he had relatives, was employed in vari ous capacities and remained there until 1898, when he moved to Washington city, making that his home with occasional visits to relatives and friends in Salisbury and Charlotte. During Mr. Walk 'er’s stay in Charlotte he married a daughter of William Frew Da vidson, an honored citizen of that city. This union was blessed with two children, little Sarah Agnes, who died at the age of one year, and John Victor, who survives and with Mrs. Walker mourns the loss of husband and father. Mr. Walker died in Washington, D, C., early Saturday morning from the effects of consumption, after a 1 ingering illness of several years. His remains were carried to Char lo; te and the interment took place Sunday morning in Elm wo id cemetery. Rev. Harris Mal lincrodt, Rector of St. Peter’s Episcopal church, Charlotte, offi ciated, and the vestry of said church acted as pall bearers. Mr. Walker was a kind father, a de voted husTaud, good business man, an upright citizen, a loyal friend and a consistent Christian. He fought a good fight, and shak ing off the dust of time, he made a triumphant entry into the realms of eternity. Our loss is his gain. -• • Christian Science Breaks up Family. Alfred H. Williams, a wealthy and prominent wholesale druggist of this city, who recently gained considerable notoriety by assault ing his wife, following a dispute with her on the [subject of Chris tian science, today signed an agreement by the terms by which the couple will live hereafter apait, Williams to pay his wife $20 per week*. Williams maintains that the breaking up of his home is due to the adoption of Christian Science by his wife and the[efforts of Mrs, Williams to their daughter, Miss Elizabeth Williams, a student at Wellsley College, embraces the Christian Science Church. Since the occurrence Williams has inaugurated a campaign against the Christian Science cult varying his ^pursuits of business with the distribution of papers and pamphlets exposing the al leged evil influences of the sect. The Williams family has occu pied a prominent position in so ciety and the rupture in domestic relations have created a mild sen sation.—Utica, N. Y., dispatch. Mill Operative Suicides. Gastonia, July 2.—Frank M. Webb, an employe of the Loray Mills, (committed suicide last night by taking poison. No mo tive is assigned for the act except that Webb had been on a protract ed spree. The fact of the suicide was not known until this morn ing. V Webb went home last night about 7 o’clock, and went to bed in a room occupied also by anoth er man, and no suspicions of any thing wrong were entertained by his room-mate. This morning, however, Webb’s companion, on awakening, found Webb dead, and by his bedside two empty bottles, one of which had held an eunce of carbolic acid and the >t.her one a half ounce of lauda num. The coroner viewed the remains nid decided that an inquest was .muecessary, as it was evidently a dear case of suicide. The dead man leaves a wife and ’amily of eight children.—Special ,o Charlotte Observer. ■—--— When the baby is teething it is iross and restless; it becomes fe rerish, and in many cases vomits i great deal and oftentimes can- ( lot even keep cool water on the itomach. All the delicate little irgauB of the stomach are affect id, bringing on colic and diar hoea. Gascasweet for babies and ihildren makes the stomach right md allays inflammation and pre- 1 ents irritation. CaSCaSW66t makes 1 he baby happy and well. Sold by ; ames Plummer and all druggists, i Rowan County Annual Farmers’ Institutes. China Grove, Friday, August 2nd. Sal isbury, Tuesday, July 30th. 1907. The Annual Farmers’ Institute for Rowan county will be held at Salisbury, Tuesday, July 30th; China Grove, Friday, August 2nd, 1907. There will be two or three speakers present from the State Department of Agriculture in ad dition to the local speakers. These institutes are for a free and informal discussion of every day farm problems, and no farm er can attend and take part in these discussions without receiv ing more than enough benefit to pay for the time spent. No attempt will be made at this meeting to lay down hard and fast rules by’which any man should run his farm, but improv ed farming methods will be dis cussed and the reasons why these methods are better than many of those now practiced will be given. We are assured that no speak er will recommend anything he has not himself done and that dozens of farmers in this part of the State are not also doing at this time. Do not forget the date of this meeting—Salisbury, Tuesday, Ju ly 30th; Chinti Grove, Friday, August 2nd, 1907,—and see that your neighbors know of it and attend. tf. - • • I Institute for the Women From the Farm Homes. In connection with the regular annual Farmers Institutes for Rowan county, to be hgld»,at Sal isbury Tuesdajj_JJuly 30; China Grove Friday, August 2nd, there will also be held a meeting for the women from the farms. One or two women speakers will be present from the State Depart ment of Agriculture and these will be assisted by the men con ducting the men’s institute. As this meeting will be held on the same day and at the same place as the Farmers Institute a joint meeting of the men and women may be arranged for the after noon. The women have even greater and more perplexing problems in the homes than the m°n have on the farms. Why should they not come together and discuss these problems ai d get-inspiration and help in solving them? We have heard of no woman attending, such an institute who did not become interested. Do not forget this meeting for the women at Salisbury, Tuesday, July 30th ; China Grove, Friday, August 2nd, 1907. tf. Farmer Held (or Peonage. Fayetteville, July 2»—R. W Bullard, a farmer, is being tried before United States Commission er Sutton charged with peonage in the case of a negro, Willliams, to whom he paid advances, and whom he indicted in court for leaving him before working out the advance, A. J. Hoyt, assist ant attorney general^of the Unit ed States, is prosecuting and the government contends that Bul lard so intimidated Williams as to make him work longer for him than he would have done and re-' duced him to a state of peonage. The defendant claims that no threats of his deterred Williams and that he“ieft his service with out fear, let or hindrance. Piles get quick and certian re lief from Dr. Shoop’s Magic Oint ment. Please note it is made alone for Piles, and its action is positive and certain. Itching, painful, protruding or blind piles disappear like magic by its use. Large nickel-capped glass jars 50 3ents. Sold by Grimes Drug Store. m Sunday Drinks In Greensboro. Greensboro, July 2.—Mayor Brandfc this afternoon issued an brder to the chief of police not to make any more arrests of drug itore owners or others who sell 10ft drinks on Sunday. This is virtually a refusal to recognize ;he manifesto issued by ex-mayor Murphy while in office, forbid ling the sale of soft drinks and sigars during certain hours. -- When there is the slightest in lication of indigestion, heart burn, flatulence or any form of i itomach trouble take a little Ko- 1 lol occasionally and you ■ will be i ifforded prompt relief. Kodol is 1 i compound of vegetable acids < md contains the juices found in a i lealthy stomach. Kodol digests i yhat you eat, makes your food do | mu good. Sold by JameB Plum- 1 ner and all druggists. li Survey of New Railroad. Reidsville, July 2.—A large force of workmen is now between Wentworth apd Stoneville survey ing -the Rockingham & Caswell Railroad. Mr. Wysor, from Vir ginia, has charge of the work and thoroughly understands his du ties. About 25 bright young men, mostly school students, are engaged in the work and the prog ress they are making is fast and entirely satisfactory. One hun dred convicts from the State peni tentiary are expected within the next few days, at which time grading will be commenced. In view of the scarcity of labor this item of convict labor is a big as set for the new railroad. The Rockingham & Caswell will tra verse an unusually fine territory— beginning from Yanceyville, in Caswell county, viaj Locust Hill. Eastland, Ashland, Lenox Castle, Thompsonville, Reidsville, Went worth, Leaksville, Spray, and on to Stoneville, where it will tap the Norfolk & Western, thereby giving this section competing freight and passenger rates. Death Due to Fright. . Heart failure occasioned by ex cessive fright is believed to have been the cause of the death of Mr. aud Mrs. J. H. Merritt’s little 8 year-old son, at the home ot hie parents near fineville, Monday afternoon. The little fellow, with several companions, was playing out in the barn yard. Oue of the cows, a rather vicious brute, doubtless enraged by the chil dren’s actions, started towards them, shaking her head aud act ing as if mad. All ran an scram bled underneath the fence. The little Merritt boy was behind the rest and was the last to escape. He rolled under the fence, but did not get up. The other children, knowing that something was wrong, gave the alarm. 'A phy sician was summoned, but the little fellow was dead. There were no bruises on his body and it is believed that he died of fright.—Charlotte Observer. Sold His Family. Boone, Iowa, July 1.—Henry Hammerstein, a workingman of North Boone, last week sold his wife and two children for $12.50. Mrs. Hammerstein agreed to the bargain, and became the wife of Burt Haynes, where she is yet liv ing. Hammeratein left home two months ago, going to Fort Dodge, where he worked on a railroad. Last week he visited his family, found that in his absence his wife had gone to live with Hanes, tak ing the two children with herr Hammerstein filed suit against Hanes for $5,000, but later the two got together and arrauged that Hanes should pay Hammer stein just $12.50, and keep the woman and two children. This was satisfactory to Mrs. Ham merstein, and the transfer was drawn up, signed and properly executed. Wisely Said. The gentleman who once made the discovery in fiction that,, Bladen county had produced no great men is invited to contem plate the fact that Rev. Bryson Clark, called to the pastorate at Salisbury, of the First Presby terian church, is a native of Bladen county. None but a great man can fill the place of Jethro Rumple.—Raleigh News and Observer. There will be an important meeting of tho Law and Order League at the court house Sunday ivening at 5 p. m. Come out. ■ Tuesday morning a train of - sight wagons loaded with house bold furniture, passed through she city. The goods were being moved from Franklin, this coun ty, to St. John’s, Cabarrus coun ty, and was the property of Rev. V. Y. Boozer. St. John’s charge Is a few miles this side of Mt. Pleasant and will be Rev. Boo ser’s future residence. Rowan ■egrets to give up this good man md his excellent family. -• - Nearly all old fashioned Cough Syrups are constipating, especi* illy those that contain opiates, rhey don’t act just right. Ken ledy’s Laxative Cough Syrup con nins no opiates. It drivos the old out of the system by gently noving the bowels. Contains Hon y and Tar and tastes jearly as ;ood as maple syrup. Children ike it. Sold by JameB Plummer md all druggists. Tried to Blow up Sawmill. Newbern, N. C., July 2 —A das tardly attempt has been discover sd two or three time.-, recently to dIow up the Roper Company’s Sawmill here. A cut bolt was found m the cyliuder of the en gine in such a way as to preclude any other* opinion than that it was placed there for mischief. The other night a large amount of belting, a load for six men, was atoleu from the plant. The com pany h^s been the victim of many depredations lately. "-_ - —__i_ ... . ' 1 SALISBURY MARKETS. Corrected weekly by D. M Miller. Apples, per bushel, $1 25 to $2 00 Bacon, sides per Hi, 11 to 11)4. shoulders, per lb, 12>£.to 13 “ ham, per 1b, 14 to 16. “ round, per lb, 10 to 12%• Butter, choice yellow, 15 to 20. Cabbage, per 1b, %to 1. Chickens, per lb, 8‘A to 9. Corn, per bushel, $1.00. Cotton, per lb, 10 to 13. Ducks, 20 to 35. Eggs, per doz, 16 to 17. Flour,straight, per sack, $2.00 to $2.25 “ pat, $3.00 to *_ Guineas, 25 to 30. Hay. per. hundred lbs, 50 to 60 Hides, green, per lb, 9c. to 11 Hides, dry, per lb, 10 to 12. Honey, per lb, 15 to 20. Lard, N. C., per lb, 10 to 13. Meal, bolted, per bu, 85. to 90 Oats, per bu, 50 to 55. Onions, per bu. 50 to 60, Potatoes, Irish, per bu. 75 to 85. Wheat per bush. 90 to $1. 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