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•jfr: f • * -v "• "''j il|§ __ A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People; and for Honestv in Governmental Affairs -Z=- - ' ^ ->• ■ - VOU _ N0' 33~ SAUSBURY. N. O.. WEDNESDAY JULY 3IST, 1907. - W>. H STEWART, EDITOR. 1 >" .# 9 LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY. Remarkable Snake and Fish Stories. Crowder's Whereabouts Still Unknown. Lexington Dispatch, July 24th. Friday night Mrs. Carrie Nation delivered one of her lectures on prohibition in Thoinasville. It was not known that she was in the city until very late in the afternoon. However, the news leaked out and while at the Thomaville Hotel she received many callers. The Chapel was crowded and many could not get in to hear her. She spoke for about an hour and delighted her audience. After she had conclu ded her lecture she sold her books and sovenir hatchets. The de mand for the hatchets was amaz ing. President Archibald Johnson arrived in Ihomusville Saturday night from Morehead City, where he was honored with the presi dency of that Association. At the station to meet him was the “Orphanage Automobile,” the Orphanage baud and a large num ber of the officers and children of the Orphanage, as well as a big crowd to greet the “Great Chief.” President Johnson gaid in his lit tle impromptu speech that he ap preciated the great ovation given him in his home town even more than he appreciated the presi dency. Davidson county has more presidents of State and Na tional Associations than any other county in the State. Our county appreciates the honors. July 15th, the doors of thePirst. National Bank of Thomasville were thrown open for business, with the following officers: Presi dent, Chas. F. Lambeth; vicr president, T. J. Finch; cashier, A. H. Ragan, Snake stones and nsh stories by universal agreement are allowed the privilege of being only partly true, but we have a snake story here, handed in by a most estima ble Lexington lady, and it must pass as absolutely true. A little girl, on going to a hen’s nest to see how the hatching was coming on, found the fowl standing up in the nest, and tried to push her down on the eggs again. The hen refused to be pushed, and then thinking something wrong, the child put her hand under the hen. She felt something sufficiently cold and clamy to cause her to give the regulation feminine scream, and help came on the run Investigation revealed a black snake that had crept under the hen without alarming her enough to make her leave her eggs; and it had deliberately set about to swallow all the eggs, seven of which it had already gulped down. It was killed and cut open, and six of the eggs were intact. They were put back in the nest and in due time hatched, everyone. A special irom ivioreueau \jiiy says that during the meeting of the editors last week, Mr. James H. Alexander, of Lexington, was fishing in the sound and lost his pye glasses in the water. After groping aropnd for half an hour ip serpi-bljudness, he hooked p perch and on drpwjng him up, found, lo and behold, his eye-, glasses a-straddle of the fish’s ■osel This has already been called the anuual Morehead lie Mr. Alexander joined the Press Association this year. One of the most welcome items of news this week is the announce ment that in the not distant fu ture a modern brick business bouse will replace the old, dilapi dated and unsightly wooden store rooms occupied by Jule C. Smith, the well known merchant. Mr. Smith has purchased from James Adderton one-half interest in the property, which will afford ample room fof three new stores. While jt ig not probable that this much needed improv ment will be made this year, it will doubtless be made early next year. Rev. Edward Fuleuwider, paste r of the Lexington LulU; -u. church, has received a very high, in ngh fullv deserved, compliment from Newberry College, South Carolina, He has been offered tire chair of ALBEMARLE ANO STANLY COUNTY. Cotton Mills Declare Good Dividends. Ne gro Shoots Negro. Stanly Enterprise, July 20;h, iVill McKnight shot and killed George Stant on Monday night. Both negroes were from Gastonia. I he shooting occurring on the Montgomery side of the river at Whitney, McKnight was sent to jail at Troy. The later claims that the shooting was accidental and he shows great sorrow over the death of his friend. B. F. Bruton came in last week to spend a few days with his fam ily and to recuperate in health before returning to his work at Doerun, Ga. Mr. Bruton has been under treatment for several weeks at the sanitorium in Salis bury, and is now very weak from an operation. The family of S. 0. Goode have moved into the Lutheran parson age on First street. Mr. Hatcher and his m ither, who have occu pied the building for several months have stored their furni ture preparatory to moving to Salisbury in the near future. Mr. Hatcher will take up his practice of law at that place. Sheriff Love had made arrange ments last week to carry ‘‘Mich” Hearne, a colored insane woman who lived near Gladstone, to the asylum at Goldsboro, but the wo man died Friday. The large brick block occupied by Morrow Brothers & Heath Co,, becomes the property of J. S. Efird, the consideration for the transfer being $25,000, The pres ent occupants have a lease for two years at an annual rental of $1, 300. me seuii-anuuai meeting or the stockholders and directors of the several mills at this place was held ast Thursday. The Wiscassett rud Efird mills declared a divi dend of five per cent, and the Lil lian knitting mill three per cent. Our mills are in the most prosper ous condition, and it is a matter or note that increased dividends have been declared. Pat H. Howell died suddenly Sunday in Oklahoma. He was a sou of Mrs. Fannie Howell, form erly of this place, aged about 25 years. His remains are expected in Salisbury today, and will be brought to Albemarle for inter ment. Mr. Howeil was a nephew of our townsmen Messrs. P. W. and S. Austin. The Junior Order, at Big Lick, will give a picnic in that town Sat urday, August 10. A band and refreshments will be among the attractions. -• - English language and literature. Newberry is one of the best col leges in the South and takes high rank among educational institu tions. Dr. J. A. B. Scherer is president of the college. Mr, Fulenwider has not considered the offer so far, but hrs reached no decision concerning it. It is f;o be hoped that he will decline and remain in Lexington, where he has accomplished the erection of a modern church and is engaged in building up a strong congrega tion. Policeman Lookabill has a let ter written by R. J. Miller to W. L, McCrary auent the Charlie Crowder case, in which Miller sayB that he knows where Crowder is but will not teli. He resentB the smpicion entertained at-first that he had anything to do with Crow der’s disappearance. As stated last week, the officers no. longer think that Crowder was killed, but they were stirred up consider ably week before last, when they dragged the creek for Crowder’s body. Crowder’s address >s still unknown to anybody here, but Miller Bays in his letter several times that he knows where he is, It is a peculiar affair, even if Crowder is living, and the public would be interested in the full de tails. Mrs J K Goodman and daugh ter Miss Fannie, of Mt. Ulla, re turned home on Saturday after a visit to Mrs. Goodman’s sister, Mrs. Lee Phillips. Miss Sallie Lucky, of Cleveland, Rowan coun I ty, will visit Mrs. Phillips this l week. RATE MUDDLE BDILS AGAIN. The Seat of Trouble Between State and Federal Authorities Transferred. Asheville, July 26.—The inac tivity of the past three days in the railway rate matter pending negotiations between Assistant Attorney General Sanford &n^[ Governor Glenn, looking to a peaceful settlement of tlie.coutro versy, ended today when the grand jury of McDowell county Superior Court returned true' hills against the ticket agent at Marion and the ticket agent at Old Fort for violation of the cent passenger rate law. This renewal of “hos tilities” was by no means unex pected by the railroad officials. In fact last night it was generally understood that indictments would come today and Colonel Rodman went to Marion to repre sent the Southern and the agents. As soon as it was known here that the two agents in McDowell county had been indicted by the jraud jury a special engine was sent from Asheville to Marion, presumably for the purpose of be ing handy in case it became neces sary to bring the agents to Ashe ville. Incidentally papers for writs of habeas corpus have al ready been prepared and just as soon as the agents are served with warrants these writs will be signed by Judge Pritclirrd and the in iicted agents brought here. It is expected that the writs will be necessary tonight. The last in formation received here was to the effect that the sheriff of Mc Dowell county had gone to Old Fort to serve the warrant. iuo uuium'D ui uno inmuau nuu counsel are by no means resting easy tonight. Aside from the in dictment of agents at Marion and Old Fort today the news from Raleigh that Governor Glenn would probably call an extra ses sion of the legislature caused ac tual alarm, The officials, how ever, are again not giving out anything. That they are badly scared is evident. There have been frequent and long confer ences today among the officials and the attorneys; while also the attorneys for the road, including principally Mr. Thom have sought Judge Pritchard’s office in the Federal building not infrequently. AGENTS A BOUT TO RESIGN. Added to the many troubles of the railroad officials comes the in side news that the agents are be coming mere and more restless every day and that at any time resignations may be the order of i the day. In fact it is stated that I already no few agents sought to resign. They have been assured, however, that they would betaken care of and this assurance has act ed as temporary stay. While the railroad magnates have conferred pract.cally all day it is impossible to forecast what will be their next move aside from the sueing out of habeas corpus for release of the -ag nts in Mc Dowell county In well-informed circles the threatened action of the Governor to call the Legisla* ture in extra session has been dis cussed with much interest. It is believed that the Southern will not hold out agaiuBt this step on the part of the State and that rather than have an extra session of the Legislature at this time it will agree to put the new rate into effect. However, this is mere speculation. Best Medicine in the World tor Colig gnrt Diarrhoea. “I find Chamberlain’s Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy to be the beat in the world,” says Mr. C. L. Carter, of Skiruro, A!a. “I am subject to colic and diarrhoea. Last spring it seemed as thongh I would die, and X think X ^ould if I hadnH 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 Spence] Pharmacy, Spencer, N. C. PAST AND PRESENT R. William's,-in Old Resident of Sold Dill, Tells of Many Things of Interest. Salisbury, July, 1907.. Editor of atchman : It is with muchfpleasure the writer of this Jetter notes the wonderful ad vancement North Carolina has made in the world of progress. The writer spent his boyhood days in Gold Hill with his parents. Rev. John Williams, who was manager of the mineB ther°, on the advice of Horace Greely, when sixteen years of age, we left Gold Hill for the West. After growiug i up to manhood we traveled five years with a show as ticket seller f and lecturer with the side-show. ] In this capacity we traveled all ( over the Bouth and then engaged in commercial business, aun for a 1 number of years sold drilling ma chines in every coal mining State in the Union, hence we deny suc cessful contradiction when we say the State of our youth has- fully kept pace with the world of pro gress and for churches and mag nificent school houses she has set pace for others to follow, as in Concord and adjoining counties there is two hundred thousand dollars invested in thise build ings. Here our mind goes back to the years of ’55 and ’65, when the school houses were log cabins, 16x18 feet, one log cut out of the side for a widow, with split logs for a seat, a ten-cent spelling book, a fifteen cents arithmetic, a twenty-five cent georgraphy, slate and pencil wat|! -the outfiit. Note today the magii ficent school buildings Boaring heatenward, ar.d see the average pupil going and returning from schot^, five dollars would not pay for his outfit of books, while the seats are of the very latest improved pattern, modern and up-to-date in every respect. A wonderful contrast between the old split* log with nrt back to it, where he was compelled to sit the entire day while the ed ucational gun of knowledge was fired at his mind by a sixteen dol lar teacher. The writer thinks the women and ladies get better looking every year, as there are no women to equal the tar heels. In those days the writer made weekly trips from Gold Hill to Salisbury, a distance of fourteen mile?, and can’t remember a frame house along the entire distance. Today, after forty-three years absence, we return to find the old log cabin in the back ground, only a relic of the past, while on its former site we find a magnificent building erected, modern and up-to-date in every respect, being of the latest improved pattern, with splendid lawns and well improved farmB. The writer, on Wednesday last, visited Gold Hill, the home of his youth, and was led with amaze ment to note the great activity there. We found three mines in operation and one large stamp mill going up to the new mines. The writer noted the much im proved appliances there used. In mining in the olden days the old time drill was used, pounded on by a ten pound hammer while pene trating the rook, today they are using electric drilling machines of the latest pattern. On passing the office we notice the old time coal oil lamp long since displaced by electric lights. On the question of wages paid for labor, it is with much interest we notice the wonderful advancement that has beep made in the past forty years, in the days of our youth the write^'emembers well when labor could oft' secured in Gold Hill for eighteen dollars per month, sixty nine cents a day, and board them : selves. While there was a cheap er class or l^qor hjiown as the gjaye, hired by his master at any old price and his board, which consisted of one peck of corn meal with the bran in it, one popuil of l Coffee, one pint of salt and four pounds of salt pork for seyen days’ rations. The Watchman readers will note labor lived high in those 1 days. Today we are informed fhat the same class of labor re ceives one-fifty to two dollars a day. While on the rounds we found two large churches, the peo BARRINGER MANUFACTURING CO. Niius ot the New Cotton Mill to Be Erected - at Rockwell. • The Barringer Manufacturing Company was organized last Tues day in the'^ffice of the Kesler Cotton Mills at Salisbury. The plant of this company will be erected at Rockwell, the thriving Rowan country village, * " A charter was asked with a cap ital to begin with of $30,000, and an authorized capital of $150,000 More than the $30,000 needed to begin operations has already been subscribed. The mill will be 5.000 spindle size, and will make No, 30, two ply skein yarns at first. It is contemplated to add looms later As stated, the mill will be erec ted at Rockwell, on the Yadkin railroad. There has been pur chased-from Messrs. J. W. and Albert Peeler 11^ acres of land on ' which to erect it. The contract for the brick to build the mill has il ready been let. It is expected that the mill will be read} by January 1st. It 1 will be operated by electric power 1 from Whitney, which is only 20 i miles away, and will be started just as soon as the power can be i secured. ihe provisional directors are: 1 T. W. Cannon, Paul Barrings, C. M. Pool, J. M. Holshouser, Chas. H. Klutz, L. J. Foil and Albert Peeler. Mr. Barringer, for whom 1 the mill is named, will be presi dent. He has been signally sue- , cessful in the management of the Puscarora mill at Mt. Pleasant, and will no doubt score as great a iuccess at Rockwell. The erection of this mill will mean much for Rockwell, and we congratulate the good people of that splendid little town on se curing it,—Concord TimeB, pie worshipping God according to the distaiea of their own conscience asking neither fear nor favor of no man. The people doing weli in the world of progress. While the supply is not equalled to the de mand for labor, as since coming to the State a number has inform ed us hired help cannot be secured for love or money. In the town of Wadesboro we were informed one hundred laborers could secure work. One more informed us he had tried for four months to se cure a man to look after his poul try, and hadn’t found any. The writer desires through the Watch man to congratulate the public spirit Bhown by capitalists in keeping North Carolina up to the best_of them in investments, as in our travels over the counties of Anson, Gaston, Mecklenburg and Rowan we see many enterprises going up oil every hand, and more to follow. Let the good work go on. The writer always claimed this State as his home and has of ten said it has more natural ad vantages and less disadvantages thau any state in the Union to day. Yours truly, R. Williams. -- - • • Railways Have Forfeited Much Sympathy. The Southern Railway and the Atlantic Coast Line appear to have lost their reason. The fact that they bid defiance to the laws of the State shows how needful is the lesson they are going to lean, biforeour State courts are through with the matter. If they had l s teued to the advice of their friends and obeyed the law of the State until it could have I'een tested, they would have saved themselves a great deal of the moral support and sympatny they have forfeited.—Charity and Chil dren. -— - Wise Counsel From fire South. “I want to give-some valuable advice to those who suffer with lame baok 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 cared; so com pletely that it becomes a pleasure to recommend this great remedy.” i Sold under guarantee by all drug ■ gists. Price 50c. •STATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY. Carry Nation’s Nativity. Makieg an Effort for the Reformatory. New Cotton Mill. Statesville Landmark, July 23-26, Brack Wilborne and Miss Julia Ball, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Ball, who live on Seventh street, ran away to South Caro lina Sunday night and were mar ried. The Landmark is asked to an nounce the annual fa-sol-la sing ing at Providence church, Rowan Bounty, the first Saturday in Au gust—the 3d. Singing to com mence at 10 a. m. The commit tee expects to have some one de liver an address during the day. S. E. McNeely, of Mooresviile, vho was for a few months with ;he Statesville Realty and Invest ment Company, recently gave up lis position with the company md is in Black Mountain, where le is interested in the organiza tion of a bank, with which he will )e connected. uivn engineer ureeniee, who is ic survey the route of the States ville Air Line Railroad from Statesville to Mt. Airy, arrived lere this week and is looking out i route for the road to enter town, de will go over the line from Statesville to Mt. Airy and the •egular survey will begin early lext month. The annual picnic at Elmwood rhursday, August 1st, promises to re an interesting and enjoyable tffair. Dr. ,T. A. Scott, of Stages rill, and Prof Chas J. Heudly, ol Elmwood, will be the speakers of she occasion. Passenger trains Nos, 35 and 36 will stop at Elm wood to accommodate Statesville people who attend th» picnic. The contract for building the Paola Cotton Mills, near the] Bloomfield Manufacturing Co., has been let to the T. C. Thomp son Bros., of Birmingham, Ala., and calls for the completion of the mills by November 15th. A contract has also been let to J. O. Gaither for an addition of 90 feet to the east side of the Bloomfield mill. The work will begin at ouce. At the last session of the Leg islature an act was passed provid ing for the establishment of the Stonewall Jackson Manuel Train ing School, which is designed to be a reformatory. Under the pro visions of the act, whenever a certain amount of money is raised by the organizations' of ladies in this State, who have the matter in charge, the State will give a certain amount. It has been sug gested that this school might be established at Statesville, possi bly in connection with the State Test Farm, and the suggest’on iB worth considering, ' The Turner Cotton Mills Com pany has been chartered to build a cotton mill at what will be known as East Monbo—on the Iredell side of the Catawba river at what has been known as Coop er’s fishery, and directly opposite the Monbo cotton mill. The company has an authorized capi tal of $250,000, with $100,000 subscribed. The promoters are Messrs. W. D. Turner, J. C. Steele & Sons, of Statesville; Samuel Turner and C. L Turner, of Monbo; the Monbo Manufac turing Co ; Zeb. Shelton, of Charlotte; A. A, Shuford, of Hickory, and others. The com pany will be formally organized early next month and the erection of the buildings will begin as soon thereafter as practicable. The Landmark stated a few weeks ago that a report had gone abroad that Mrs. Carry Nath n was a native of Iredell county, or was a descended of Iredell peo ple. It also stated that it did not try to verify it nor was it partic ularly anxious to find it true. Carry herself has set all minds at ease about the matter. She de nied the report at High Point the other day and says that she wae not born in Iredell county, as has been stated, but that she was born in Garrard county, Kentucky, in the year 184C. She is of Scotch descent, her father having been CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY. Ceasar Cone Makes a Floe Showing as Re * celyer. Mr. Vanderford Buys Land. Concord Times, July 23rd, 2«th. Ceasar Cone, receiver of the Odell Manufacturing Co., says: You will find enclosed herewith a statement of the result of my operations as Receiver of the Odell Manufacturing Co., to June 29th. The report indicates a profit of more than $30,000,00, which was almost entirely earned in ninety days. The mills are running smoothly and T feel cheerful of the future. I believe the creditors are safe, barring any unexpected disaster, and I feel the stockhold ers will not suffer the loss which at one time seemed inevitable. Col. J. F. Newell is jubilant ever the prospects of a glorious celebration and home coming in No. 10 township Cabarrus county, early next month. The date iB the 7th, and the place the Sherrill mineral springs, nine miles south west of Concord. Col. N. J. Sherrill, proprietor of the Sherrill Mineral Springs Company, is having the plans drawn for a 80-room frame hotel which he proposes to have built at the springs this fall. The well known Sherrill springs are located 9 miles southeast of Concord in CabarruB county. The building will be within a stone’s throw of the springs and will cost approxi mately $10,000. The contract will be let soon and the hotel will be ready for the ’accommodation of guests next summer. Thos. H. Vanderford, of Salis bury, came down Wednesday to consummate a real estate deal with W. S. Hartsell, of Mt. Pleas ant. Mr. Hartsell sold to Mr. Vanderford, who represents a real estate company of Salisbury, 112 acres of land about two miles from Salisbury on the Franklin road for $7,000 cash. $6,000 of which was paid in gold. Mr. Hartsell bought this land eleven years ago for $1500, iuo matter oi xree cuy man de livery, which has been a dream of our people for several years, and to which they have been entitled for a year or so by virtue of popu lation and also the postoffice re ceipts, is yet a thing of the fu ture, The houses in our town are all numbered. In fact all the re quirements made of any other city have been made here, and our peo ple feel that they are being dis criminated agaiust in this matter. Free delivery has recently been ordered in Gastonia and Hickory, and Concord is twice as large as the latter place. R. J. Cook, of Salsbury, was called last Saturday morning to the bedside of his step-mother, Mrs. L. E, Phillips, who is se riously ill at the home of her son, C. A. Cook. Her condition is very serious. James Campbell, of the High landers who settled in King and Queen county, Ya. Her grand mother was a Bradshaw, of Ken tucky. A young man named Woodward who lives in Sharpesburg town ship, was seriously hurt Saturday evening while operating a thresh i< g machine engine at W. E, Cloer’B in Concord towns h i p. While the engine was running at high speed Woodward climbed on top of the boiler to adjust the governor balls. He lost his foot ing and fell on the belt, which dashed him against the fore-wheel of the engine with terrific force. An ugly gash was cut in the back of his head, he was badly bruised about the body and remained un conscious for several hours. He is now at his home, and although his injuries are very painful, they are not considered dangerous. -• • 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. 25c at all druggists.