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__ _ Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs. v/QL. III. No. 30. - ^ -v Salisbury, N. C., -Wednesday, July 10th, 1907. Wm, H.Stewart,Editor. STATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY. A Wreck 01 the Western. Statesvillians Come Dews to see a Ball Game. Stafesviti* Landmark, July 2-5. Mrs. \V. F. Krkman dird yrs t ‘relay afternoon at her home five niil. s north of town and will be buried today at Trinity grave yard. The vacancy on the board o( county commissioners caused by the death of M. F. Nesbit was tilled last week by the appoint ment of D. E. Turner, of Moores ville. Under the law the clerk of the Superior Court is authorized ti (ill vacancies on the board of commissioners and J, A. Hartuess last week appointed Mr. Turner. Mrs. Sailie Johnston White, widoy- of the late John W. White died Friday afternoou at 1:30 o'clock at her home ou east Broad street. Mrs. White had been in feeble health for several months and for a week before death her condition was critical. Mrs. White was a daughter of the late Cook Johnston and was 00 years old last mouth. While running at high speed about 10 o’clock Sunday morning, nine cars oilman east-bound freight train were derailed at a point on the Western road one and a quar ter miles east of the Catawba river, nine miles west of States ville, and as a result W. H Bible, of Midway, Tenu., is in the sani torium here painfully injured, about 5,COO chickens, ducks and turkeys are dead or injured, four cars are demolished and the road bed was so badly damaged that traffic was delayed several hours. The cause of the wreck is yet to be determined. The car contain ing Mr. Bible was one of the first to leave the track and the others piled dn it, mashing poultry into jelly and covering Mr. Bible be neath the huge pile of flesh and splintered wood and iron. As soon as the train stopped the trainmen rushed to the chicken cars. When they saw the sicken ing sight of blood and flesh they decided that Mr. Bible was dead. But a few minutes later groans were heard and after moving part of the debris a foot waB discover ed and a little later the injured man was pulled from his perilous position. The trainmen and sec tion hands began ^rork at once to clear the track and the spectators watched 1,600 to 2,000 chickens, ducks and turkeys, of the lot of 17,000, that had escaped unhurt, or were only slightly injured, scatter over the river bottom and the woods. Many of the people near by caught some of the chick ens and carried them home, and it is said that some of the ducks made their way to the river near by and left by water. Statesville was almost a closed town yesterday on account of the Fourth. The patriotic merchants suspended entirely; the drug stores and postoffice observed Sun day hours. The Southern Power Company is having some trouble in obtain ing the right of way for its liues to Statesville and the trouble seems to be located at or in the vicinity of Oswalt, this county. Arrangements have been made for a preliminary survey of the Statesville Air Lina railroad from Statesville to Mt Airy. A com petent surveyor has been secured and will begin his work in about a* month. Judge A. L. Coble has returned from Alamance county, where he was called last week on account of the illnesB of his father, W. L. Coble. Mr. Coble is 80 years old and very feeble, but his condition is very encouraging and it is thought that he will regain his usual strength in a few weeks. W. H. Bible, who was injured in the freight wreck near tthe Ca tawba river Sunday, and who is at the sanatorium for treatment, is getting along nicely and will probably be able to go toliishome at Midway, Tenn., in a few days, Mrs, Bible arrived a few days age . and will remain with her husband until he iB able to go home. CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY. Some Blockaders are Caught Red-handed. Negroes Celebrate the 4th. Concord Times. July 5th. J. G. Coggms, who has boon here with Sills & Kluttz for some time, will leave today for Cres cent, where he goes to take charge of the wood-working plant of the Crescent Manufacturing Co. The ice factory broke down Tuesday, and has been unable to turn out any ice since. Mrs. W. D. Pemberton will go to Salisbury today for treatment in the hospital there. ihe negroes had a big hullaba loo yesterday, July 4. The band played, the firemen paraded, and they had a big time generally Later in the afternoon there was a big barbecue at Smith’s Grove. The picnic at Mooresville for the benefit of the Barium Springs Orphanage will be held July 25. A team driven by John Cars well, and belonging to Coucord parties, was held up by revenue officers last week. The offieers met up with the wagon about five miles from Mt. Pleasant on the Salisbury road. 300bottles of beer and three gallons of whiskey was found to be in the wagon. Cars well was arrested and tried before Capt. Jonas Cook, at Mt. Pleas ant, and placed in jail to await court. Will Smarr, colored, was also caught red-handed. He had concealed in a load of hay 25 gal lons of whiskey in jugs of from one to four gallons each. The ' law does not permit the seizure of i a wagon, and team unless vessels 1 holding five gallons or more are I found on it, consequently noth ing could be done, but Smarr beat a hasty retreat nevertheless. f " Railway Case Concliided. Asheville, July 6.—The railway rate case hearing, which was beguu in this city before Judge Pritchard in the United States Circuit Court June 26, was concluded this after noou and Judge Pritchard will render his decision in the Virginia case at Richmond Wednesday. The case against the corporation commission of Virginia is some what different from that against the same body of North Carolina, in that the attorneys for the rail ways in the former State raised the point of jurisdiction. The report has gone abroad in Iredell recently that Mrs. Carrie Nation, the Kansas cyclone who has been operating in Charlotte and Salisbury the past few days, is a native of Iredell county, or is descended from Iredell people. So far the Landmark has been unable to verify thiB fact and we have no special desire to find it as a fact. It true it might result in the old lady paying Iredell a vis it. The Southern Railway Co., doesn’t seem to know or forget what a drawing card Salisbury is on the Fourth of July. Yester day the 800 reduced-rate tickets were all sold and the agent had to use regular straight tickets to supply the demand. The attract ion at Salisbury was a game of baseball (?). Only about half this number of tickets were sold to Hickory, where Statesville’s own team was contesting for hon ors with Lenoir. Some people like highballs better than base ball. Best Medicine in the World for Colic and Diarrhoea. “I find Chamberlain’s Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy to be the be>t in the world,” says Mr. C. L. Carter, of Sitirum, 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 Diarrhoea 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 25 cent size of Chamberlain’s Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy, and this morning I feel like a new ' man.” For sale by James Plum mer, Salisbury, and Spencer | Pharmacy, Spencer, N. C. STATE HEWS. Items of Various Moods From Every Quar ter of Interest to All. Dick Watson, a cotton mil] op erative at Rhodhiss, while assist ing in floating a balloon in Hick ory on the Fourth was accidental ly kilted by a large polo falling on him. It was a sad ending of the celebration at Hickory. Oscar M. Maye, of Wilmington, while connecting some ’phone wires, July 3rd, fell across two live arc wires. The calves of his legs were burned to the bone and it may be they will have to be amputated. His rescue was due to a colored physician who tele phoned to the power plant to cut off the current and to the fire de partment to bring a ladder and take the wounded man down. At an election held within the borders of the contemplated couu ty of Lee, the vote was by a large majority affirmative, so thus ad vised by the canvassing board. Governor Glenn, on the Fourth of July, proclaimed the formation of said county with all the rights, powers and duties of other cc un ties. High Point is figuring on a bank /uildii g that will be the highest structure in the State. Arrangements are being made ;o put in a water works system 'or Shelby. Laying of the pipes vill begin soon. A negro by the name of Charlie Witherspoon was captured last rhursday by Sheriff T. E. Shu ord, of Shelby. Witherspoon las been wanted for some time or retailing. There was a quite serious hail itorm in Surry county one day ast week. The little town of Raudleman las arranged to have electric lghts in the near future. Tom Watts, colored, was drowned . n the Lumber river, while in jathiDg near Lumberton last Fri iay. Sam Smith, of High Point, was picked up near the railroad tracks it Gremsboro Thursday night. His skull was crushed and liis body badly bruised. It is thought he was struck by a train. He died soon afterward. Ubarley Miller, a negro, “iitered the home of G. E. Nowell, in Asheville Friday night. He rubbed against the bed and awak sned Mrs. Nowell. Mr.. Nowell jumged up and scuffled with the negro and managed to ho’d him until the police were ’phoned for, arrived and took the prisoner to the lock-up. Miller h is a bad reputation and will be tried for his life. There are 290 convicts cu the State farm on the Roanoke river near Weldon, 224 divided in three jangs assisting in the wrk of nf double tracking t h ■ Allan tic Coast Line between Weldon and Wilmingtt n, 35 ut work on the Wilkesboro-Jefferson turnpike and 118 in the State penitentiary at Raleigh. The State now obtains 51.60 per day for the service of sach man hired out. XXII UUHUUW1J UDjJlU JUIIJfJCU U1I a freight train at Little Saturday night, threw open a Bwitch and saused a passenger train to cc' lide with the freight. A dining Bar and a passenger coach were wrecked and the caboose on the freight was smashed. The negro made his escape but was caught at Weldon later. Ed. Wills, colored, shot and severely wounded his step son at High Point Friday night. - • • Wise Counsel From the 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 solu.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, I 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. # ASHBY HAS A HEARING. Remanded to Jail without Bail to ’Await Trial at the August Court. Ed Ashby, the slayer of Dan Overcash, was given a pre'-^fiuary hearing before Magistrate H. J. Overman in the court house here JulySrd. Ashby dose not seem a man of ordinary iuteligence.and as may be seen by what follows, that hrs plea will be self-defense. The following is the report sent to the Charlotte Observer by Mr. Bost: Dr, Rose Dorsett,the ubiqu itous coroner, was the first witness who declared that the death of Overcash was caused b^a gunshot wound entering the neck below right ear and ranging downward and diagonally across the body. The neck was broken and death was instant. W. D. Pethel, a broth er in-law, was next up but was no eye witness to auything except the ground and his testimony was not allowed. 1YJL.LH. iYllliiilU UVtllUUBU, Wily OI the dead man, was next called. She saw her husband thalasttime about 15 minutes before 9 o'clock and the tragedy occurred at 9 or thereabouts. She declared her husband had no pistol except a a 22 calibre which was left at home. Her sou, Ernest, gave the same story, both agreeing that Reese Pethel, about whose wife the tragedy developed, and Peth si’s wife had walked off with his father and 15 minutes later the shot was heard. When they went there, nobody was with the body, rhe deceased had fallen face fore most with his hands under him. rhe boy, Overcash, went very much further into the matter and declared that he and his father lad gone over to Ashby’s Thurs day preceding the homicide on Sunday and heard the cries of \phhy’s wife, OyaJKfish’s sister, rhe father asked him what was she matter and Ashby said: ‘None of your d—d business,” usd drew a gun on the deceased. Dn Friday he heard Ashby say he ntended to kill his father. The ;ross-examinatiou riddled thiB itory and made ths boy admit shat he hai not told it on the coroner’s trial. JOBS UUBBC1I gttYO U1UBU ing testimony as to threats. He said Ashby came to his house Fri day after the quarrel Thursday and said: “If I could have gotten some shells yesterday I would have gotten me a man,” He then told of Overcash’s coming to his home and being ordered away. Ernest Overcash had testified that Ashby drew his gun. Russell de clared Ashby said he would get the damned S-of a B-yet. Cross-examined he said he was uot asked these questions at the coroner’s inquest. Reese Pethel’s testimony for the State was damaging to the prosecution. He said Overcash armed himself when witness told the deceased Ashby’s story about relations between Overcash and Pethel’s wife. Overcash said he would have to take it back. Wit ness did not see tragedy but saw Overcash advance commanding Ashby to “Take it back,” and Ashby warned Overcash, “Stop Dan, don’t come on me.” Then he shot. Ashby had his gun in the thicket. Witness lid not see Overcash’s pistol, nor did the other witnesses, Vergie Overcash and Edna Rogers, who had heard Ashby make threats. Kluttz, for defense, argued that the State had failed to make out a case of murder and defendant introduced no testimony. He asked tor a small bond, Carlton replied briefly that malice is al ways presumed in cases of assault with deadly weapons and that a magistrate could not settle the matter as the defense had hot in troduced testimony to show self defense. Mr. Overman agreed that the case was not bailable ac cording to the evidence. Columbus just landed ; meeting a big Iudian chief with a package under his arm he asked what it was. “Great medicine, Hollis ter’s Rocky Mountain Tea,” said the Injun. 86 cents, Tea or Tab lets, T. W. Grimes Drug Co, ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY. Mrs. Patterson Entertains, B. W. Hatcher’s death Fire at Mt. Bilead Ktanly Enterprise. July 4th. The district conference of the Salisbury district will be held at New London next week beginning on Thursday. Travis V. Jenkins of Salisbury, becomes owner of the City Meat Market, under purchase from H. B. Howie. Travis is a good fellow and he will do his best fo give the market correct attention. Prof. E F. Eddins was re-elected county superintendent of public instruction Monday. He will conduct the regu lar public examination for teachers, beginning on the second Thursday in July. G. W.. Melton of Mt. Gilead in forms us that fire in that town early Sunday morning entirely consumed the harness shop and store of Elam Russell. Loss about $1000 with $350 insurance on stock The heroic work of the bucket bri gade kept the fire from spreading. A certain tender youth of sixteen summers taking his first buggy ride with his girl last Sunday had driv ven four miles before discovering that the hind wheels of the buggy were in from; and the front wheels behind. Moral: “Be careful boys when you grease your spindles for the first ride in life.”—Union Grove correspondent. Mrs. A. L Patterson on Monday evening, delightfully en tertained in honor of Miss Alice Kizerand Susie Whitehead of Salisbury. The broad porch and pretty lawn of the Patterson home were gay with Japanese lanterns. That the evening was thoroughly enjoyed could easily be seen from the continuous laughter.that rang throughout the evening air. Miss Myrtle Pemberton was declared the prettiest girl present by votes of the boys and received a pretty hat-pin for the attraction. In pro gressive hearts, Gregory Mabry proved himself the best proposer, for which he received a lover’s knot stick pin. B. W. Hatcher for years the Grand Lecturer for the Satte of North Carolina for the Masonic lodge, died suddenly on Monday at his home on First Street. He had beenin failing health for seve ral months and bad given up his work as lecturer in the early part of the year. While he was known to be quite feeble, yet the end was not expeced, and he was apparent ly recovering from an operation that was preformed by his brother Dr. Thos. R. Hatcher of Ross Hill, N.C.,and Dr. Hall the local phy sician. He had arisen from his couch, but soon fell back, life hav ing succumbed to his weak condi tion and a failure of his heart By order of the Grand Worshipful Master R. E. Austin deputy Grand Worshipful Master was authorized to convey the Grand Lodge of Ma sons. This took place at Salisbury yesterday morning, where the remains were taken for in interment. Masons from all paras of the State took part in the cere mony, and hundreds of friends bowed in memory of the good man and his works as the twig of cedar was droped on his sleeping form. Quite a delegation of Masons and friends of'the deceased accompa nied the remains to Salisbury, in terment taking place at 4:30 in the afternoon. -• • Stanley, wherever that may be, will have a grand celebration on the 18th instant. Governor Glenn will be present and deliver an ad dress. -• ^ • Free, for Catarrh, just to prove merit, a Trial size Box of Dr. Shoop’s Catarrh Remedy. Let me send it now. It is a sncw 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 this preparation can and will ac compish. Address Dr. Shoop, Racine, Wis. Large jars 50 cents. Sold by Grimes Drug Store. LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY. No School Election, More Railroad Work, An Automobile Line. Lexington Dispatch, July 3rd. The police say more whiskey and beer came in Saturday night from Salisbury than has come in on any one night in months. Of course it.was carried in, as it can uot be shipped. No. 12 was load ed, but the conductor said that his passengers between here and Salis bury gave him no trouble. They were a pretty sober lot, notwith standing their large packages of booze. This may be a result of the new law which gives conduc tors police power and makes it a misdemeanor to take a drink, get drunk or disturb the peace on a train. Wade H. Phillips has received his commission as captain of the Lexington military company suc ceeding Capt. H. H, Springs, re signed. Sergeant W. J. Smith be comes second lieutenant to suc ceed Mr. Phillips. Mr. Bell, Lane Bros, managed here, tells The Dispatch that the bidding is open fcr the construct ion of the Carolina Valley rail road from Thomasville to High Point, and the successful bidder will be announced the last of this week. The work being bid on em braces the rebuilding of two miles of the old Jones road, and the con struction of the roa'd between High Point and Thomasville, which is to be an electric line. Taking up the matter of a steel bridge at Beeson’s mill, in Ab botts Creek, the County commissi oners found four bidders, the low est of whom was the Roanske Bridge Co., the bid being $1,560. This firm got the contract and gives a $2,000 bond. The bridge is to be of steel and over 100 feet long. The most important matter be fore the commissioners was the question of calling an election for special tax for schools, in accord ance with an act which has been published in The Dispatch. The provisions of it were that the elec tion should be held in August, in every township, and the tax would be in force in those townships where it was voted. The com missioners were asked to call the election, but the proposition aroused strenuous opposition, and the board decided not to call the election. There has been'a large arbor built at the Thomasville Baptist Orphanage for the purpose of holding the annual meetings. We believe at least 3,000 people can be seated under this arbor. It will be used this year for the great annual meeting. The annual meeting at the Orphanage will be Wednesday, July 10th, and the largest crowd of people that has been in Thomasville in many a day will be here. Thursday about noon, Ed. Clod felter, a prosperous farmer livitg about two miles southeast of Thomasville, had the misfortune to lose hiB home by fire, Just as d.nuer was served one of his chil dren discovered fire in the comb on the main part of the house. The fire originated from a spark of fire falling on the roof from the kitchen flue. D. K. Cecil, the contractor, has a contract to build an addition to the Cooleemee cotton mills which i3 to be 200 feet long and 75 wide, and one story high. He has a force over there already making brick for the job. The corporation commission has ordered that the law in re gard to working railway telegra phers but eight hours a day be en forced at a number of points, among others at Thomasville, on the block between Spencer and Lexington, Spencer, Salisbury, etc. This means that instead of two men, the railroad will have to have three, each doing a trick of eight hours instead 12, as hereto fore. We know the telegraphers are pleased. There is talk of an automobile line between here and Winston. It is proposed that an auto be op OUR HONOR ROLL. The Names of a Number of Good Peopla RecentlyiAdded to Our List. The following good people have either renewed or subscribed to the Watchman since our last re port: J E Gaither, J E Shuping, H J Shuping, J F McCubbins, C P Mc Bride, A W Shuping, M A Deal, Oscar Nesbit, Mrs. Murtle Kerr, Geo, H Shaver, R P Fleming, V Cook, Moses Starnes, D D Alex ander, W A Sides, C T Bernhardt, W D Pethel, M A Weaver, A L Powlass, J S Watson, J A Yost, L W Safrit, D H Thompson, Miss M H Cross, W L Beck, Benj. Brady, J A Arey. -• • Davie County Items. Mocksville Courier, July 4th, Wards Chapel on Farmington circuit will be dedicated the 2nd Sunday in July at 11a. m. by Rev M. H. Vestal. Everybody invited. Miss Edith Clement of Norfork , Va., daughter of the late Capt. W. A. Clement of this place, was mar ried Tuesday, June 25th to Mr. Kenneth, of Norfolk, Va. A long and happy life is our wish for them. Mrs. R. P. Clingman died at her home in Winston-Salem last Fri day in her 38th year. Mrs. Cling man was a woman of splended Christian character, she was the daughter of the late F. B. Ward of Farmington. The remains were intered at Bethleham church this county on Saturday. Mrs. Cling man leaves a husband and four childreriHo mourn her loss. -• • Wolves Pest ot Texas. “Wolves are getting to be such a pest in Texas that the Legislature recently passed a scalp law giving a bounty for each one slain,” said Representative Burleson of the Lone State. “Our sheep and goat breeders have sufferd great losses through the depredations on their flocks. Not long Bince I lost seven fine Angoras in one day, and unless some immunity from the miserable wolves can be had it is useless to keep in the buisiness of breeding animals for them to destory. The wolves are of two kinds-the small gray timber wolf and the big black wolf which revels in killing sheep and yonng calves. They are equally cunning in evading schemes aimed at their distraction. Some sort of intuition tells them to let alone ‘ a piece of poisoned meat. Then after making breakfast from a slauhtered lamb, Mr. Wolf will start for pastues new and by night fall will be thirty miles distant from scene of his morning crime.” —Washington Post. erated twice a day between these points. During the summer when the roads are good this couldeasily be done and it looks like it would pay. — A Mocksville report says that J. W. and W. R. Felker cut and shocked over 800 shocks of wheat and rye on 80 acres in 8 1-2 days with throe horses and a six foot binder, without other help. The writer never did anything like this, being a town dude, and d e'su’t know if it is a good job or not, but it sounds big and must be worth telling again. Rev. Dr. John H. Grey, former pastor in Lexington and later in Salisbury, is supplying the David son charge during the summer in the absence of the regular pastor. W. Lee Harbin, the well-known Lexington contractor and builder, has been awarded the contract for building the new Hay Street Meth odist church in Fayetteville. This edifice is to be a thoroughly modern church building and will cost upwards of $30,000, • --- The Right Name. Mr. August Sherpe, the popu 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 than any other laxative.” Guar anteed to cure biliousness and constipation. 26c at all druggists.