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_ " , _ft _ •it * Vol. III. No. 35. Salisbury, N. C., Wednesday, August|4th, 1907. Wm, H.Stewart, Editor. «• SI ATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY A Store Robbed Near the Iredell Line. Thief Now in Rowan Jail. Statesville Landmark. August 6tli, 9th. The two-story dwelling of N. R. Guy, near Stony Point, was destroyed by fire Thursday night, with all its contents. Gov. Glenn has offered a re ward of $75 for the arrest of John Moore, colored, who recently shot and killed Jas. Ker*, colored, on the farm of G. L. McKnight, in Coddle Creek township, this coun ty. Moore shot Kerr because the latter refused to allow him to marry one of his daughters, and he also shot and wounded two of Kerr’s daughters, who were at work in the field with their father at the time. On Everybody’s Day, August 30, there will be a reunion of thfr Confederate veterans in this coun ty, but especially the survivors of the Fourth regiment. Col. Bryan Grimes, son of Gen. Bryan Grimes, will be here and address them. Jordan Turner, a well-known negro, was found dead Tuesday in the woods on Rev. R, W. Boyd’s place, east of Barium Springs. His remains were brought to Statesville yesterday morning and after funeral services at the col ored Baptist church were interred in the colored cemetery. Cashier R. B. Roberts, of Col lector Brown’s office, reports the following internal revenue collec tions for the past month: Lists. $659.20; spirits, $36,125.54; ci gars, $56.40; tobacco, $140,718. 69; special tax, $4,771.36; to tal, $182,221,19. A chemical analysis of the city water, made in Baltimore, shows a sample of one supply to be im pure. As soon as this report was received yesterday a change was made at the pumping station so that water is being pumped from the supply not contaminated. Bnt in the abundance of caution all persons who drink city water are advised to boil it before using it for the present. Deputy Collector J. M. Davis and Deputy Sheriff J. M. Ward were in north Iredell Monday and Tuesday looking after blockaders. In Eagle Mills township Tuesday they found and destroyed two dis-~ tilling plants that had apparently been doing a lively business. The first outfit destroyed was located on the creek near Eagle Mills postoffice and consisted of a 75 _ gallon still and fixtures. Th second, a 150-gallon still and out-e fit, was located near the negro settlement known as Cuba, about two miles from the first site. A , large quantity of beer was found at both places and the fires were burning, but the operators had departed. J. D. Doughton, a young mu. latto, was arrested in Statesville Tuesday night on the charge of robbing the store of W. H. Woot en, in Rowan county. He was taken to Cleveland Wednesday by Mr. Wooten and Policeman Thos. Kerr and was tried before Justice of the Peace Rosebro, who sent him to the Salisbury jail to await Rowan Superior court. Mr. Wooten’s store is located near his home in the edge of Rowan coun ty, four miles from Cool Spring, this county, Tuesday morning when he went to the store he fouud the front door open andTn vestigation showed tint the bar across the double doors had been removed. Knowing this to be the work of a thief Mr. Wooten immediaiely went to look for about $80 that had been left in the store the night before, and found the whole amount was gone. Without giving any alarm Mr. Wooten started out as his own de tective to run down the thief. After rambling about the neigh borhood several hours making in quiries, he found that Doughton had left home very unexpectedly the night before, and had told several different stories as to where he was going. He followed his clue to Statesville where about 9 o'clock Mr. Wooten spotted his ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY. One of Those Appetites You Read About. Immigration Laws Should be Enforced. Ptanly Enterprise, August Stli. Immigration laws in this coun try cannot be too rigidly enforced, as the revolting crimes committed against innocent children in the “Graveyard” district in New York City go to prove. J. S, Ewing was married Wed nesday afternoon of last week, near Palmerville, to Mrs Ella Hendrix, formerly of Mocksville. Rev. R. U. Sherrill officiating. Mr, Ewing is well and favorably known in the county, having filled several offices for the county with honor and credit to himself. Rev. Dr. D. Atkins, presiding elder of the Salisbury district, filled the pulpit at the Methodist church Sunday and administered the communion at the close. He preached at Century church at night. Dr, Atkins preaches forc ible sermons and makes friends by his candid, honest, social qual ities. A visitor here from mission re ports the voracity of an appetite witnessed there last Saturday. A wager was made that Hartwell Furr could not eat a seventeen pound watermelon in a certain length of time. He ate it all in twelve minutes then ten crackers in four minutes, followed by a can of sardines.—Locust corres pondent. A Charlotte Couple Marry In Salisbury. Miss Julia Jackson, Christian, a grand-daughter of Stonewall Jackson, and E. R. Preston, an attorney, both of Charlotte came to Salisbury and were married Thursday night, Rev. Byron S. Clark, of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. It was a run away affair. The Charlotte Ob server says: “Mrs. Preston is the grand daughter of General and Mrs. Stonewall Jackson and daughter of Mr. VV. E. Christian, of this city. She has spent her life in in Charlotte, where she has been and is one of the most popular of the city’s young people. Beauty, refinement, culture and ail the graces are hers, so that it is no wonder that her friends are legion. “Mr Preston is one of the city’s best-known and most highly es teemed citizens. As a member of the legal firm of Ruffin & Pres ton he has made a reputation of which anyone might be proud. A recognition of his merits and ability wbs his election to repre sent Mecklenburg county in the lower house of the State Legisla ture last fall, and he rose to his opportunity in which offered great satisfaction to his constituency. He is president also of the Greater Charlotte Club.” Had an Awful Time, But Chamberlain’s Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy Cured Him. It is with pleasure that I give you this unsolicited testimonial. About a year ago when I had a severe case of measles I got caught out in a hard rain and the measles settled in my stomach and bowels. I had an awful time and had it not been for the use of Chamberlain’s Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy I could not have possibly lived but a few hours longer, but thanls to this remedy I am now strong and well. I have written the above through simple gratitude and I shall al ways speak a good word for this remedy —Sam H. Gwiu, Concord, Ga. For sale by James Plum mer, Salisbury, and Spencer Pharmacy, Spencer, N, C. manstanding at the ticket window with a hand full of money, and he and officer Thos. Kerr made a dash for him. Seeing the officer Doughton threw the money to the floor and made a dive for the door of the waiting room, but the officer was too quick for him and caught him like a mouse in a trap. When Doughton was arrested he was “dressed up swell,” having spent about $12 of the stolen money for a new suit of clothes and a pair of patent leather shoes. Doughton spent Tuesday night in the county jail, was taken to I Cleveland Wednesday and sent to 1 Salisbury jail from there. PRIEST KILLS HOTEL MAN. Shooting Follows Reprimand of Priest and Woman Housekeeper by Hotel Man. Pittsburg, Aug. 8. —ludwiz Sczegiel, said to be au unattached Polish priest, of Chicago, walked in a South Side hotel 1111 Carson street today, and without warning it is said, whipped out a 88-calibre revolver and opened fire upon the proprietors, twin-brothers named Steven and Andrew Starzynski. Steven died within an hour and Andrew may not recover. The cause of the shootiirg is unknown. When Sczegiel came to Pittsburg, about ten days ago he went to the hotel kept by the brothers, acompanied by a woman whom he introduced as his house keeper. They secured an apart ment of two rooms. The woman Fraucisca Sprock, is held as a suspicious person. She denies all knowledge of the shooting. Scze giel, it is said, had been drinking. Mrs. Starzynski, wife of Andrew, said that about ten minutes before the shooting her husband hsd reprimanded the pair for making a disturbance. He then rejoined his brother in the dining room, a few minutes later she said the priest appeared. Sczegiel applied yesterday to the rector of St. Adelbert’s Polish Catholic church for employment as assistant but the request was refused. Franciica Sprock, the priest’s female companion stated to day that she had only come to Pitts burg on Tuesday and was on her way to visit a brother in Combria county. The police are of the opnion that she had no part in the shooting. The priest was committed to jail on a charge of murder, while the woman was held as a witness. -- A Monument tor Young Estes. Reidsville, Aug. 3.—Col. Upton JJ. Gwym of this county, is very much interested in the movement to erect a monument to the memory of young Theodore Estes. In an interveiw he said to the Observer’s correspondent: “I see that the women of Nelson county, Va., are intent on the con sumatiou of a noble act the erection cf a monument to the memory of The< dore Estes, who was slain by Judge Loving, as a testimonal of their confidence in the innocence of young Estes of the crime for which he was shot. There could be no more emphatic rebukes to a hasty resort of the ‘unwritten law’ instigator by a crimi. nally false statement, not only to shed innocent blood, but, strange to say, to shield at the same time the life of a murderer by such perjured testimony. There is no such record extant whore women have come to the rescue of a man’s reputation charged with wro'figing one of their own sex— proving beyond doubt that Estes’ reputation was purjured aw a/ by a woman but it took t he same Bex to vindicate his character and wipe out the false impressions the court record may transmit to posterity. mere is no saaaer case man this of Estes, with regard to the ‘unwritten|law’ which when prop jrly justified by the undubitable facts to give the provocation, no man of honor would fail to take advantage of, but would stoy his hand in case of doubi. “It must be a great consolation to the raletives and friends of the slaughtered young Estes to know the name of Estes; yet out there that he stands vindicated by the sex of his native country although the court’s record,may give eviden ce to some spitaful career of a fu turegener ationto cast stigtno upon in the cemetery will stand an evidence of his vindication to give the lie to and out last and wipe out any such written rocord —the monument erected to* hie memory by the noble women amongst whom he was born and raised.”—Charlotte Observer. DeWitt’s Little Early Risers don’t sicken or gripe. Small Pills, easy to take. Sold by Jas, Plummer and all druggists. NORTH CAROLINA WEEK AT JAMESTOWN. Jamestown Will Have More People in It this Week than the Colonists Ever Dreamed of. Jamestown Exposition Va., Aug. 12tb.—The programme for North Carolina week at the Jamestown Exposition, which will be one of the most notable events in connec tion with the big fair has just been announced by those in charge of the arrangements. It is as fol lowes: Encampment of North Carolina land and naval forces August 12 to 16, inclusive. Daily Military exercises by the North Carolina troops and other military organizations. Daily concerts by North Carolina military bands. Augtst 13. At 10 a. m. the Governor will arrive via Seaboard Air Line Rail way, at Pourtsmouth, about 5:30 p. m. They will be met at the station by a committee from the North Carolina Society of Norfolk who will escort them to their hotel in Norfolk, where they will be guests of the North Carolina Soci ety. AUGUST 14. At 10 a. m. the Governor and party will bo driven over the city of Norfolk in automobiles, bearing the colors of North Carolina. 1 p. m.— Upon the arrival of the Governor of North Carolina at the Expositon Grounds he will be received at the gates by a recep tion committee, consisting of the officials of the Jamestown Expo sition Company and escorted to the North Carolina state buildiug where he will remain during North Carolina week. 4 p. m.—The Governor and Official party will visit the North Carolina exhibit in the various exhibit palaces, where they will be received by members of the North Carolina commission, AUGUST 15, NORTH CAROLINA DAY. At 11 a. m. the Governor of North Carolina will leave the North Carolina state building, accompanied by his staff, mem bers of the North Carolina com mission and a military escort of the North Uarolina State troops, arriving at the Auditorium build ing at 11:30 a. m., where the fol lowing exercises will take place: AUDITORIUM, 11:30 A, M. Admission Free. Opening prayer by Rev. Critz ley. Music.—Overture, selected. Hon. G. S. Powell, president ol the North Carolina commission and master of ceremonies, will present Hod. H. St. George Tuck er, president Jamestown Exposi tion Company, who will delivei the address of welcome on behall of the exposition. Music.—Dix’e. Address by Governor Claude A. Swanson, of Virginia. Music.—Selected. Address by Lieut. Governoi Francis D. Winston, of North Carolina. Music.—The Old North State Forever. Address by Kobert is. Glenn, Governor of Sorth Carolina. Music.—Star Spangled Banner. Music will be furnished by the North Carolina Regimental Band 2 p. m.—Luncheon at the Swiss Alps Village to the Governor of North Carolina and effioial party. REVIEWING STAND. 5 p. m.—Review by Governor Glenn, assisted by the Governors of Virginia and Massachusetts, Major-General F. D. Grant, Ad miral Harrington and other army and navy representatives. Review will consist of the sol diers and sailors stationed at the exposition, the North Carolina troops and other military organi zations encamped at the exposi tion. Detailed military pro gramme jyll be arranged later. 8:30 to 11 p. m.—Reception to the Governor of North Carolina by the North Carolina State com mission in the North Carolina state building. I Music by the North Carolina 3d regiment band. The front part of the reviewing stand (1,200 seats including boxes) belongs to North Carolina, and North Carolinians can secure tickets there for the review at 5 p. m., August 15th, by applying at the North Carolina state build ling. A $29,400,000 FINE. The Standard Oil Company Given a Heavy Blow by judge Lands. The press dispatches sent out from Chicago last week tell of the largest fine on record. Judge Landis, of the Federal oonrt, in Chicago, Saturday a-week ago rendered a decision against the Standard Oil Company, convicted of violating the anti-trust act in accepting rebates from the Chi cago & Alton Railway, which ag gregated $223,000 during 1903-05. The decision of Judge Landis is regarded as one of the most im portant in many years. It was lengthy and touched on many vi tal issues, especially rate regula tion. At the close of its reading Judge Landis ordered the draw ing of a grand jury to indict the railroads which gave rebates to the Standard Oil Company, one of which was fined $40,000 some time ago for rebating. Blow after blow was dealt the oil trust and every prop knocked from beneath the biggest corpora tion on earth. Judge Landis said it would be no burden on this gi gantic monopoly to fine it one third of its net earnings for a year. It was shown that the gross receipts of the company for 1903 OS were $199,800,000. The capital stock is $100,000,000. me size oi mese ngures maxes the prosecution feel like it would be able to overthrow any plea for mercy which the trust might make in the higher courts, for of course the convicted company will carry the case to the court of last resort. The people of the country will hear of the punish ment of this trust with pleasure. When the news was carried to President Roosevelt Saturday morning, he had nothing to say whatever. One would have ex pected such a strenuous trust burster to say something big.^ When the news was carried to John D- Rockefeller, president of the Standard Oil Company, he also had nothing to say. One would have expected him to de liver a spiel about oppressing cor porations. At least he should have delivered a Sunday school talk to accord with his average pious demeanor. But if he was silent in seven languages, he did not play golf Saturday morning, as is his cus tom, and that may mean that he was perturbed in spirit. Twenty nine million dollars is not picked up every day. even by the Standard Oil Company, which has exceptional facilities for rak ing in the coin. Twenty-nine million, however, is a small thing for such a cor poration. The moral effect of the conviction of such an outfit aB this trust is worth far more and is more injurious to the trust, than the mere flue. -• - Somthing for Parents to Think Over. < We often wonder why it is so many young men can be Been loaf ing upon our streets until a late hour of night. Many from our best homes. The fathers of the young men, many of them at least are numbered among our best citi- i zens. If their cow or their fav orite dog was away from home after dark thay would be out on a search, but their own children can roam the town all night with apparently no effort being made to find them. The boy seems to be turned loose at a tender age to wander at will into the paths of vice, and then we wonder where all our tramps and worthless specimens ot humanity come from. It is a regetable fact that too many of them come from seed germinated in good homes and then sown in a careless manner upon our streets and back alleys. —Concord Times. -• -- Hunting for Trouble. “I’ve lived in California 20 years, and am still hunting for trouble in the way of burns, sores, wounds, boils, cuts, sprains, or a ease of piles that Bucklen’s Arnica Salve won’t quickly cure,” writes Charles Walters, of Alleghany, Sierra county. No use hunting, Mr. Walters; it cures every case. Guaranteed by all druggists. 25c. CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY. Or. J. 0. Walker Dies. Mr. Overman Made a Good Speech at 6illon. Concord Times. August 6th, 9th. The annual reunion of Company ET, 8th hi. C. Regiment, will be held at St. John’s church on Thursday, August 15th. The new rate, cents, on the railways in North Carolina is now in effect. You can go to Char lotte for 48 cents, and to Salis bury for 50 cents. Arrangements are being made to put in the handsome new front in the old Racket store building, which has been completely remod eled and will be occupied by the Browns-Cannon Co. Ed, C. Ray, of Charlotte, was in Concord last week canvassing for contributi ms for the purpose of establishing5a permanent place near Black Mountain for the con ferences of the Student’s Move ment and Missionary bodies. M. Crawford Walter, a well known citizen of Concord, died last Thursday night at Black Mountain, where he had gone to spend the summer. It was known here several days before that he was in a very serious condition, and his death was not a surprise. Dr. Jas. O. Walker, died m Ashboro Monday, where he had gone to be with his father who was ill with typhoid fever. It is thought Dr. Walker’s death was due to rheumatism of the heart. Dr. Walker was one of Concord’s most highly and respective citi zen’s. His remains were intered at Randleman. Sidney J. Ludwig, of Mt. Pleas ant, has been offered $1,500 a year to go to the Philippines as a band instructor, but has declined. He will be here for several months instructing the Forrest Hill band. He is a fiue instructor, and has more Calls for bis services than he can accept. W. A. Joyner, of White Hall, showed us Monday the analysis by the State Chemist of the water in a well on his place. The water supply gushes up six feet high from a solid rock. The analysis says the water is absolutely pure, and fine, therefore, for drinking water. v We note with pleasure that the farms in this county are develop ing into a higher stage of cultiva tion. The young farmers have certainly improved upon the old fogy methods of their fathers, and the more modern way of farming is causing Mother Earth to produce her largest and best crops The plant of the Concord Ice & Fuel Company was burned com pletely down Tuesday morning about 3 o’clock, It is not known how the fire originated as the building was burning briskly when discovered. Ihe plant was owned by a stock company and was in charge of Messrs. Smittenburgei and Fred Seek, and was located near the depot. There was $8,00C insurance on it. iMisa uiauwi uiiintu, uuugiibPr of A. C. Barrier, of Mt,. Pleasant, was married last Tues^y after noon to E. M. Dry. The wedding was celebrated at the bride’s home, and the ceremony was per formed by Rev. V. Y. Boozer. Mr. Dry is the superintendent of the Tuscacora mill, and is one of Mt. Pleasant’s bast young men, aud his bride is a most popular young woman. On the 22nd of August the teachers, school committeemen aud all friends of education in this aud adjoining counties, are invited to a grand educational mass-meeting at White Hall. Dr Jno. C. Kilgo, president of Trinity College, will speak to the people on educational matters. Let everybody come out to hear him, as he is one of the foremost ora tors of the South. The home-coming day in No. 10 township last Wednesday was a great success. The day was an ideal one, and the people poured in from every direction, Nearly LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY. Rev. W. H. Rich Preached in Our Neighbo City. Experimenting With Cotton. Lexington Dispatch, Angnst 7th. Rev. W. H. Rich, of Mason;*; Georgia, preached in the Baptist church Sunday morning and night. Next Sunday he will preach again. He is well known to our people, having served churches in this county several years. He is fear less, able and convincing, and is one of the strongest preachers we know. Mr. Rich is a native of Haywood county, this State. Sunday night the saw mill of 'T'homason & Simerson was burned on the place of Mrs. E. J. Finch, a short distance from town. There being no fire under the boiler at that time,together with other considerations, it is supposed the fire was of incendiary origin. The cab on the engine was burned, but the machinery was not badly damaged. There wis no insur ance. The superintendent of the light and water department made his report for July. He showed a net cash profit of $029.16 for the month. The balance, including the deadhead items, such as street lights, etc., was $1,040.94. The water bill for the month was about $777, and the light bill was $520. The Southern Railway uses $64 worth of water a month. Lexington has almost forgotten that Supt. Lake, lately of this di vision of the Southern, told us months ago that the depot would be enlarged almost immediately, A pleasant reminder that such work is going to be done is the news that the material is arriving and a lot of it here now. The depot will be extended consider ably, so as to give us the needed facilities, and it will also be fitted with water pipes. Col. G. F. Hankins, although a townsman and a bachelor, has a garden behind his residence on Main street that is filled up with garden “sass.” Among other things he has is cotton, the sight of which would make any man ask what in the thunder it was there for. Col. Hankins is ex perimenting with the fleecy staple. He has planted about fourteen rows being five feet apart and the hills also five feet apart. Col. Hankins believes that on good land cotton planted this way will yield more than if it is planted closer together. The reporter counted 110 bolls on one stalk, and there were two stalks in that hill. 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 cents. Sold by Grimes Drug Store. everybody in the township was there, and many from Concord and other townships. The cele bration waB at Sossamon Springs and the genial and ubiquitous Col W. G. Newell was master of ceremonies. About 2,000 people were present. The second annual reunion and picnic by the students of the old Gitlon school was held last Wed nesday. There was a large crowd, 1.000 being the lowest estimate of the number. About 75 of the old students of the school were there, and the reunion with their old school fellows was very pleasant indeed. The feature of the occa sion was a speech by Senator Lee S. Overman, who spoke for an hour and a quarter. The speech was an able one and most eagerly listened to. Senator Overman spoke largely on national issues, touching on the subject of States rights, the Appalachian Park and other live matters of interest to North Carolinians. The manag ers of the reunion were peculiarly lortuuate in securing this elo quent orator. He is making a fine record as Senator, and has always been deservedly popular in Cabarrus,