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_ ib. -• JLy -- A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs, tin ' - V - .- ■ -- — ■ ■■ . ____ IV* No 4- Salisbury, N. C., Wednesday, January 16th, 1908. . Wm, H. Stewart, Editor, — " ■ ■ .. ...... .. ' t • • • _ "LBtMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY. A Young Girl Enticed From Home. A Mad Dog Scare. Stan,y Enterprise, ja„. 9. Before Esq. J. W< Bo8tian>8 ur on Saturday evening there speared Miss Mamie Teeter, a pretty girl 0f sixteen, who was ed into leaving a good home on tne Sunday morning previous, ac companying, Travis Burris, whose manifestations of love and inten tions to marry her led her into fl owing h'm. The father arrived ere on Saturday afternoon and consulted with attorney J. R. Price. He and the mother were all broken up in heart and con sidering the girl’s tendar age and the offense committed against her he knew not what to do. It was -otiuu uiiuiuiai action against the young man, and re cover possession of the girl. This was done with the result that Bur ris was sent to jail Saturday night in default of $500 bond. The girl left the court room weeping, de claring her love for the young man, and saying that she wanted him and did not want to return to her home. The scene for a few moments was very touching, and showtd to what extent the girl’s mind had been played upon. The girl said afterwards that Burris told her when leaving home that he had marriage license in his pockets. This and other testi mony adds gravity to the charge, and young Burris seems to have before him quite a heavy charge to face. And the bond has been made heavier in light of this after evidence. The county surrounding the vi cinity of Efirrls mill, some Smiles west of Albemarle, has been thrown into the wildest scare and sensation on account of a mad dog that ;ran at large about the middle of December. Four sheep belonging to W. D. Sides were bitten. Mr. Sides pen ned the suspected ones, and only a few days ago the sheep died in the greatest agony, becoming wild and frantic as the disease develop ed. Great crowds are now being drawn to Mr. Sides’ house where the laBt of the bitten animals iB penned up, being transformed from a mild lamb-like disposition to that of a ferocious wild beast. The dog is said to have belonged to Jonah C. Poplin, of Porter, and it is supposed to have bitten forty or more dogs in its route of havoc. And that number of dogs has been killed. I. C. Shaver, of Rowan, was here yesterday trying to secure en trance into the Normal school here for his two daughters, but the school is already overcrowded. Norwood, Jan. 8.—-Last Thurs day Dunlap, Turner & Shankle Company, merchants doing a gen eral business, made an assign ment, J. W. Lisk of this place being named as the receiver. As sets and liabilities have not as yet been made public. The settlement of the 1906 tax es with ex-Sheriff Green shows a balance due county of $2,036.03. Prospective credits have been al lowed on this amount of $497 12 (this amount to be collected by Mr. Green before full credit can be given). Also, the latter paid $760 in cash as a credit on the to tal a mount due. The accounts as turned over to the Mr. Green by the last administration were found to 'have errors to the amount of $1,618.50. Further particulars will be given in a later issue. If a C'ugb once gets into your system it acts on every muscle and fibre of the body and makes y u ache all over. It especially affwts the intestines and makes y,,„ c..nstiputed, si in order to pHt. rid of u cold thoroughly and without delay you should not take anything that will tend to constipate. Kenmiedy’s Laxative Cough Syrup acts upon the bowels and thereby drives the cold out of the system. Itooutains no opiates _it is pleasant to tuke and is highly recommended for children. Sold by James Plummer and all druggists. Subscribe to The Watchman. LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY. Scarlet Fever Breaks out and the Publi Schools Close Trouble at Arnold Lexlnton Dispatch, Jan. 8th. The insurance on the property burned last week was, $1,000 or the stock of goods of J. W. Parks, and $1,000 on the store building and dwelling house, belonging t( the Finch estate. The brass factory will be movec to Salisbury this week. Mr. An' thony will go over this week, hit family being there already. The Crowell Furniture Company is arranging to spend $5,000 on improvements. A dry kiln and other equipment will be installed. This concern hss grown amazing ly The prophets and chroniclers depose and sayth that when Christmas comes in the dark o’ the moon, nothing on earth can kill the fruit in the year follow ing. Last Christmas came in the dark of the moon, and of course we shall have fruit a plenty. Scarlet fever having developed in two families in Lexington, the school board, in the abundance of caution, decided to stop the grad ed school for two weeks to await further developments. There is little likelihood of an epidemic and no occasion for a scare at all. The families are far apart and there seems no reason for any alarm. One night last week the police seized Bob Russell and Fred Har grave, colored, in the streets of Lexington, traveling in a wagon, having as a cargo over six gallons of whiskey which is supposed to have come from Salisbury. The men were allowed to go, but the whiskey was locked up in the mayor’s office in the courthouse. Monday the men were tried, but were discharged, there being no evidence that they had sold any. It is thought that the whiskey will have to be given back to them also. The federal officers refused to touch it unless it could be proved that it was blockade goods. The Everhart grocery concern has taken over the retail store formerly run under the name of Hege & Mendenhall, and later owned by C. L. Helmstetler. Er win Pickett will manage the store, which will be under the name of the Everhardt Supply Company. The new firm took charge last week. J. L. Frittz has an unusual pair of good horses. They are both coal black and match up about as well as any horses you see. The other day he brought them and had them weighed. And here it the most remarkable thing about them, One weighed 1090 and the other one 1088, It is rare that one sees such a well-matched pair. Sunday night trouble developed in the Arnold community and ac cording to accounts Bob Hedrick came near killing Charles A. Moseley. The two some days age had a dispute over a tract of land and since then there has been bad blood between them. Mosely said that on Sunday night heaud John Green had just stepped out oi Moseley’s house when Green de scribed in thejdarkness)a man with a gun, and shouted' “Look out. there is a gun!” At the same in stant Moseley threw up his arm and knocked the barrel of the gut above his head. Simultaneous!) the weapon was discharged anc the load that might have killed him passed harmlessly above him The man behind the gun was Hed rick and Moseley grappled with him and a fierce fight ensued, ii which Moseley thrashed Hedrick soundly. Monday morning Mob6' ley came to town and swore out £ warrant for Hedrick, who is hii brother-in-law, and DeDuty John' son was sent, for him, and gol him, and placed him in jail. Yes terday at 10 o’clock was set foi the trial, but the gale which ush ered in the day prevented witness es from appearing, so nothing wa; done. THOMASVIIXE ITEMS. On account of the scarlet feve; EXTRA SESSION JANUARY 2IST. ; Governor Proclaims Legislature To Re vise Railroad Rates. Raleigh [Jan. 8.—Governor Glenn to-night after a session of the Council of State issued his proclamation for a special session of the (Slneral Assembly of North Carolina to begin on Tuesday. 21st. The proclamation states that the specific purpose of the extra session is to change, modify, straighten or repeal the railroad passenger rate of 2| cents a mile passed at the last Bession of the Legislature. With the proclamation Gover nor Glenn iHB«4 » l»tt»r to the pooplo of the State, in which he sets out the speoific aot to be pre sented to the Legislature, saying that the terms offered by him to the railroads have been accepted . | by all but one, and this road (the I Atlantic Coast Line) accepts all the'terms except an agreement for an intra-State rate, saying it has no power to do this, the Gover nor adding “but doubtless circum stances will regulate this rate as requested.” He states that that the Legis lature will be asked to increase the 2| cent flat rate to 2^ cents, with a charge of 15 cents extra for passengers who fail to buy tickets and to repeal the present law and the penalties. If this is done the railryads. agree to the flat 2-J intra-State rate, and also to issue 2,000 mile bookB lntrft-St.ftt.A_ int.ArA.hnncrAnhla with solvent roads, good for heads of firms and employes not exceed ing five at 2 cents a mile. One thousand mile books intra State limited to one person at 2 cents a mile. Five hundred mile books intra-State at 2^ cents, good for heads of families and dt peudeut members names to be furnished. All except 2,000 mile book to apply to inter- State travel in company’s line in Virginia, Tenn essee, North Carolina South Car olina, Alabama and Georgia, and on other roads if they agree. All books are to be good for one year and to be redeemable. Governor Glenn says that he considers those terms as just and equitable and that it is better for the state to accept them and to advance the rate from 2jr to 2-J cents as intra State mileage books at 2 cents are obtained. He states that it is agreed these rates to prevail for one year and is found objectionable power is to be given the State corporation commission to modify them sub ject to appeal, and that the rail roads agree to pay $17,500 to wards the expense of convening the Legislature and for court costs. quarantine the Suud iy schools will not meet until the 12th. The quarantine was raised Monday. January 6th, on which date the graded school opened and school was resumed after about two month’s suspension on account of the fever It is very gratifying to the entire community to know that there i3 not a case of fever in the town and that the scourge has at last been Btamped out. There have been about fifty cases in all with only one fatality, thus showing the excellent treatment by Dr. J. W. Peacock, the city health officer, who haB had entire charge of the situation. The corporation commission has granted the Southern railway per mission to condemn property along the route of the belt line now in course of construction, and as soon as matters can be ad justed the belt will be rushed to completion along the entire three mile route and will open up many very desirable manufacturing sites and a good water course that will be available for the manu ■ facturing plants along the line. ■ At the completion of this lme the ’ town will have some very attract ‘ ive prospositions to offer proposed investors. Already the steel rails have been laid on the belt line as : far as the Standard chair factory. SCORES BURNED TO HEATH. — Exploding Tank Causes Stamped^ am Panic in Pennsylvania Opera House. Boyertown, Pa., Jan lBr^-Be. tween 50 and 75 persons were '' burned to death to-night in a | fire which completely destroyed Rhoad’s Opera House in this place. The opera house was crowded with members of St. J( erau Sunday school, v tending a benefit giv: church. While the progress, a tank ex, actors endeavored audience but in th make themselves avoid the awful stampede women and children, the ooe.l oil lamps which were used as the footlights were overturned, set ting the place on fire. The flames, fed by the oil. shot almost to the ceiling and there was a wild lush of the seven hundred persons to escape from the burning building Scores of women and children were trampled upon and several who escaped being burned to death di- d after being dragged from the opera house. T... li ■ _• -l OttDOO, XU ID BaiUj UJH'UD families have been wiped out. The scene which followed the explo sion is indescribable. Scores of persons who were in the balcony at the time the explosion occurred jumped from the windows and sustained fractured limbs and skulls. To add to the terrible disaster the lire apparatus became dis abled and the structure was left entirely to the mercy of the Bath ing flames. It is almost cejain not a vestige of the bodies ofXfhe unfortunates who were over&ne by the smoke and perishe»'|Rjll ever be found. Assistance<K.s aBked from Pottstown, but the fire apparatus from tha. mly reached this place the entire cen ter of the structure was a roaring furnace. Had the women and children her ded the warning of the cooler heads in the audience the horrible loss of life might have been avoided, but there was the usual panic and stampede which inva riably follows at such a catastro phe. The flames spread ranidlv and communicated to the other parts of the theater. Men. wom en and children rushed for the many exits, and the weaker sex and the children were trampled and maimed in the mad rush to gain the street. Assistance was at once asked of Reading and Pottstown, and spe cial trains carrying nurses and doctors were rushed to the scene of the disaster. Boyertown, Pa., Jan. 14 — When nightfall put a stop to the work of recovering the dead from the ruins of the Rhoades opera house, where last night’s holo caust occurred, the official roll of victims numbered 167. Whether any more bodies are buried be neath the ruins cannot be posi tively stated, but it is believed that the total list of victims will not go above 170. The ratio of women and girls to men and boys is about 9 to 1. The work of identification will not be begun until tomorrow, as most of the bodies are still lying in a confused state at the four improvised mor gues. The inhabitants of the little boroughs in the Berks county hills are tonight steeped in grief. The calamity has paralyzed the little town of 2,500 people. The inhab itants scarcely realize what has happened. Everybody in the place lost some one or more of their relatives, or intimately ac quainted with those who died in the fire. In several cases whole families have been wiped out. -• m A Higher Health Level. “I have reached a higher health level since I began using Dr. King’s New Life Pills,” writes Jacob Springer, of West Franklin, Me. They keep my stomach, liver and bowels working just right.” If these pills disappoint you on trial, money will be refunded at all druggists, 25c. MINES ARE RESUMING ACTIVITY. Mrs. Walton Dead.. Child Drinks Medicine and Becomes III. A Large Coffin. Gold Hill, Jatr. 18.—Mrs. Geo. Walton died last Monday at 9:80 a m., at her brother’s residence. Mrs. Walton was a widow, about 68 years of age, and a serious kid ney trouble resulted in her death. She was a very large, fleshy, wo man. A coffin could not be found large enough, and one had to be made at the Rockwell coffin fact ory which was 24 inches wide and 18 inches deep, ffhe remains were intered at China Grove, her late husband having been interred there. The little child of Jason Moose is in a very critical condition from having drank the contents of a bottle of medicine which was prescribed by its mother, who was ill with pneumonia. The child got hold of the medicine unobserved and drank it. Mr. and Mrs. Juo. H. Moose, of Crescent, a;e visiting here at their son’s, J. G, Moose. Mrs. Addie Hart returned home today after spending a week here with her sister. R. D. Coleman has returned after speeding Christmas with his wife at Connelly Springs. Mr. Laney has finished his work here for U. S. Geological Burvey, and will leave tomorrow. Mrs. E, H. Montgomery is suf fering from an attack of lagrippe. Miss Sue Tyack has gone to White Hall, N. C., where she will spend some time with her neice, Mrs. Dr. Atkins, who has a son. The Gold Hill Copper Co., has put a small force of men to work at the 800 feet level in the Ran dolph shaft. They will take out several oars of ore from the “New man shoot” w'hich will he ship ped to some northern sj^elting plant to determine what it is worth, and if it “makes good,” considerable work will be done, it is said. H. L. Griswold and a few men are installing a boiler at No, 12 shaft at the Union Mine and it is reported that they are going to un-water the mine and put up a $80 000.00 concentrating plant of some improved kind. ^The Southern Mining Co,, is running its 10 stamp mill on some low grade ore, making a test of same. C. F. Montgomery and Irvin Shaver are engaged in cutting and snipping hickory wood to Conover, N. C. J. Albert Earnheardt is serving route No. 1, J. G. Moose the reg ular carrier, is taking his va cation. Mike. 18,000 Whiskey Prescriptions. Since the 8th of July, 18,787 whiskey prescriptions have been filled by ohe Charlotte drug stores. Putting the average charge of the doctors for writing prescriptions at 40 cents each, shis will show that the abolition of the bar room’s has added to their income during a period of less than six months just $7,518.80, or a yearly average of $15,637,60. Placing the amount purchased on each prescription at 80 cents, this will show that the drug stores have done a whiskey business in the same length of time of $15, 037,60. or an annual trade of $30, 075.20. Combining these amounts paid to the doctors and the drug stores, it will show that $45,112.80 is spent annually for whiskey in the drug stores alone. These figures will show that it pays to be a drug store and a doctor in Charlotte. It is very important and in fact it is absolutely necessary to health that we giye relief to the stomach promptly at the first signs of trouble—which are belching of gas, nausea, sour stomache, head ache, irritably and nervousness. These are warnings that the stom ach has been mistreated; it is demanding help from you. Take something once in a while; espe cially after meals; something like KODOL For Dyspepsia and Indi gestion. It will enable your stomach to do its work properly. Sold by James Plummer and all druggists. S COUNTY . Pair Horses 1 #n. Murder Mystery. Revenue fie a Felice Court Concord rimes,r L IE7-, Last Wedn jjl 'afternoon W. M. Cranford, *'b lives on Brown Bros’ farm, whii»$engaged in mov ing a family to Charlotte, came near being drowned at the bridge over Rocky River, at the More head place. The river was swol len, and just beyond the bridge there is a lowj place; this was filled with water about ten feet deep. Mr. Cranford did not know this and drove in. The horses soon began to swim. The bed left the wagon and floated off down itrean with Mr. Cranford. He caught hold of a birch tree in passing and climbed up on it. The wagon with the horses at tached caught on a tree, and pre vented them from swimming out with it. They swam around for over an h ur until they suc cumbed an?- sank. There were ft several othe^ wagons and drivers with Mr. Ci»iford and when they saw his m til firtune they did not drive in, £^»#(‘ral neighbors col lected. and/or about three hours tried to get Mr. Cranford out. They did everything possible, throwing ropes, &c., but could not reach him. Finally a tree near the bank was cut down and fell over on the troe Mr. Cranford was in, and he climbed down that and was sate. He was jn the tree over three hours. The horses were the old ’bus horses, and were valued at about $250. lhe death of Zack Duncan, the young white man whose body was foud on the outskirts of Hunters ville Sunday morning, seems shrouded in mystery, deep and in explicable. The young fellow was about 20 years of age, had a wife and was just moving to Hun tersville to live. His body was found on the banks of a small stream and near it were tracks, apparently those of a woman who had been walking by his side when he was killed. Duncan’s stomach aud liver have been sent to Ra leigh to be examined for traces of poison. The report of the fines aud costs collected by the chief of police for December makes an excellent showing. The total fines and costs in each case amounted to $586 61. Of this amount $409.75 represents the costs, aud the bal ance the fines, which goes to the school fund. Several prisoners were sentenced to the roads and to jail, and several took an appeal to to the Superior Court, the costs in these cases remaining yet un paid, which amounts to $57 10. The total costs, amounting to $409.75, will pay the salaries of police justice, the chief of police, the mayor and all the policemen, aud leave a balance of over $9.75 These figures cannot^ be interpre ted to mean that Concord haB been more disorderly than pre viously, for the ^common know ledge of citizens at once proves just the contrary to be true. But the figures reflect an increased energy on the part of ths officers of the law in ferreting out crime and an increased vigor in the pros ecution of offenders, with a view to making crime as rare a thing as possible. Very little work is going on at Kanapolis now. The mill build ings of the Cannon and Patterson companies are completed. The looms have been placed in the Patterson mill but no machinery has been placed in the Cannon mills. Charlie L. Misenheimer, of Ca barrus, and Miss Flora Bostian, of Rowan, were married at C|jina Grove on the 5th. Rev. J. H. Keller, of Mt. Pleas ant, while on a business trip to the “Land of the Sky” last week, stoped over in Salisbury and vis ited many of his old Cabarrus friends, who now live in the old town. There was a small fire at the Caunon bleachery Wednesday morning about 4 o’clock. It is not known how it originated. The damage is about $500. The Edgemere Manufacturing, STATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY, Drunken Man Thinks He is in Salisbury But Sobers When Toid the Reverse is True. Statesville Landmark, Jan 7-10. John Goforth, the Newton po liceman who was so badly snot by a burglar in Newton some time ago, was walking around tlie streets of Statesville yesterday. He is improving rapidly. On the site near the depot where the old Statesville Flour Mill was burned January 16, 1907, at a property loss of $75,000, now stands the new $100,000 plant of the Statesville Flour Mills Co. The new plant, which is the larg est in the State and one of the largest in the South, is equipped with the most modern and up-to date machinery and caD turn out the best meal and flour it iB pos sible to produce from corn and wheat. A subscriber to The Landmark who recalls‘‘the big snow in 1857” and also recalls a time, prior to that, when snow fell every Friday night for seven consecutive weeks, the fall amounting to 7£ or 8 inches each week, would like to know the year of ‘‘the seven snows.” He remembers the snows but can’t recall the year. The passenger service on the Western road, since two passenger trains were taken off, is about as unsatisfactory as it could well be. No. 11, the only west-bound train, is from one to three hours late al most daily and the cars are crowded. The trouble with the electric current of the Southern Power Company, which resulted in dark ness in Statesville Wednesday and Thursday nights, was the falling of a tree across the line near Great Falls, S, C. The power for this part of the country originates at Great Falls but when the trouble occured search was made from this end of the line, hence the delay in finding the cause. A small store, the property of J. J. Plott and located near his home on the Buffalo Shoals road, eight miles from town, w'as totaliy destroyed by fire with its contents, about 3 o’clock Wednesday morn ing. The loss is about $200 with no insurance. Between $30 or $40 in cash had been left in the money drawer in the store and it is thought that the store was rob bed and then fired, A gentleman from the North, who arrived in Statesville from Salisbury on No. 11 Monday morn ing, was hardly capable of taking care of himself when ho reached Hotel Iredell, but he was allowed to go to the dining room. He be came “so happy” in the dining room that the waitress called fur Proprietor Gilmer. Mr. Gilmer took his guest down to the hotel office to quiet him, but for some time the guest insisted that he was in Salisbury and invited a number of gentlemen to go with to a saloon for a drink. Finally Mr. Gilmer explained to the un fortunate that he was not in Salis bury but that “Salisbury” was in him. This seemed to bring the hilarious gentleman to his senses and he cooled down. Company, of Great Barrington, Mass., has terminated the lease on the.Magnolia Mill No. 2, of this city, and has transferred the ma chinery to the Hanover Manufact uring Company, which gives this plant 4,000 spindles and 40 Broad looms. They have installed elect ric motors, and the entire plant will be run by electricity. It is expected to begin operation about the 15th of January. We learn it is probable that Rufus J. Cook, who has been liv ing m Salisbury for some time, will return to his former home m No. 5 township, this county, to live. His many friends will be glad to welcome him back to Cabarrus. E. E. Barring'r, of Salisbury, and a traveling salesman for V. Wallace & Sons, of the same place, is in Concord with J. N. Maxwell, also of Salisbury, paper ing Mr. Barringer’s house at Wadsworth Addition, They came in fast Wednesday.