Newspaper Page Text
VOL. IV. ■ No" 5. Salisbury, N. C„ Wednesday, January 22nd, 1908. Wm. H. Stewart, Editor
LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY. The Brass Works Will Nat Move, Scar let Fever Stamped Out. Lexinton Dispatch, Jan 15th. E. H. Morris, postmaster at Mocksville, whose name has been sent to the senate for confirma tion, will have a fight on his hands before he gets another term of office as the confirmation has been held up and it is stated that charges will be preferred against him. It is learned that Capt. M. L. Jones is getting out of his mine every day $400 worth of pure gold. He is doubling the capacity of his mine by installing 20 more head of stamps and when he gets the work done he hopes to mine out $1,000 a day. The Iola is one of the richest and most successful gold mines in the United States. Saturday E. E. Kaper, Esq., trustee turned ov,er to J. L. Michael, for the bondsmen of the the ex-sheriff, the livery stable equipment of George D. Dorsett, on which the ex-sheriff held a mortgage for $3,000. Mr. Michael will take- care of it until the 3rd of February, when the stuff will be sold. There are nine head of horses, four mules, a great deal of harness, many vehicles, etc. Mr. Michael is having the outfit moved to the stables be recently purchased from Mr. Craver, who was in the livery business here. In the meantime*>,£ny body desir ing to look at the property may see it by calling on Mr. Michael, The proceeds of the sale, of course, will go to the bondsmen of the ex-sheriff. The brass factory is goiug to stay in Lexington. It was to have been moved to Salisbury, but new plans are forming. An issue of preferred stock will be made, a re organization effected, actual cash put into the thing and it is going to hum from now on. Mr. An thony will remain as manager at the plant. This is good news We wish this industry the best there is from now on. Dr. D. J. Hill, superintendent of health, tells The Dispatch that after an exhaustive search all ove community, aided by the other physicians and the citizens, he does not find a single new case of scarlet fever, and there has been no new case for at least two weeks. It would appear, therefore, that there is no danger whatever of an epidemic, and there need be none if the people assist in reporting any suspicious case they find. There were sever al cases never reported to a doctor. These have now recovered. During the week the county lost three of its oldest citizens, all having the name of Thomas. They were Messrs. Thomas Pope,' Thomas Criddlebaugh andThomas Young. Mr. Young was 81 years old, Mr. Pope 88 and Mr. Criddle baugh 70. Each one during his long life labored industriously, stood for the right and was a use ful man. Game Warden Holmes tells The Dispatch that he has issued non resident license to about 86 hun ters, which means about $860 in cash for the Audobon Society, an organization that is doing great tilings for the state in protecting girae and non-game birds and , annuals. Mr. Holmes says that, there is little doing in violations of the game laws in this county at present. The j nil is filling up for court. It always fiilB up just before a session of the criminal court. These are 15 in it now, three whites. Two of these are in sane—Burl Snider and his son, Jimmy, both of the Denton sec tt n Tne old man has been to tb * asy um several times and his sou once, it is said. The other wh te man is Bob Hedrick, who is bound over to court under a $500 bond—which he hasn’t given— for assault with deadly wmapon on Charles A. Moseley. About a dozen prominent Ma sons from i'humaville left Tues day morning for Raleigh, where CONCORD AND CABARRUS : COUNTY. County Surveyor Miller May Make a Map for Our Neighbor County. Concord Times, Jan H-17. T. B. Marsh, of Salisbury, has rented the Boyd room vacated by W. F. Morrison, and will open up a picture business in it. Mrs. Elizabeth C. Mitchell died Januyry 8, 1908, at the home of Mrs. Stokes Wilhem, at China Grave, where she had gone last spring to live. She was 79 years old. She leaves one sister, three step-children and many friends to mourn their loss. She joined the Reformed church while young, and was a very earnest and faith ful member until death. Mrs. Mitohell was a high type of Christian Womanhood. The fun eral service waB conducted by her pastor, Rev. W. H. Causey, at Mt. Gilead Reformed church Sun day afternoon at 3 o’clock, where her interment took place. C, M. Miller, civil engineer, of Salisbury, went before the county commissioners at their last meet ing with a proposition to makes a map of this couuty. He has made maps for a number of counties in the State. He pro poses to make a map about four feet square, which will locate every farmer’s home, mail route, school house, store, public road, church, water course, etc., in the county. He proposes to do the surveying, make map, have it lithographed and one placed in every school house and- in the hands of each county officer, for $850. At this price Mr. Miller is to have the right to sell the maps in this county or elsewhere. It is earnestly hoped that the com missioners will make seme ar rangement to provide the couuty with a good map, as this is one thing she has long needed. they go to attend the meeting of the Graud Lodge. At this session of the Grand Lodge the case against Dr. J. H. Mock, of this place, will be tried for the alleged alienation of the affections of the wife of Winstoa Fulton, formerly of this place but now of Mt. Airy. The case is one of great interest. Last Thursday when W. A. Beck, Esq., killed his hogs, upon the completion of that job, he treated his hands to a water melon feast, All had plenty and the lucious melons were de clared beyond description by those who were so lucky as to be pres ent. ’Squire Beck saved one melon and has it yet. It will weigh 18 or 20 pounds and is just like it was when taken from the patch last fall. Davidson county challenges the state to match such a proceeding as this—a water melon feast at a hog-killing in January 1 Two negroes were picked up here by the officers on a charge of stealing a coop of chickens in Thomasville. They gave their names as Jim Young and Jim Morehead, and their home as Newells. The chickens belonged to Dave Leonard, at Thomasville. and sold them to a man named Hubbard. The Thomasville chief of police came over and got them, Not long ago some body stole a coop of chickens from Groceryman Bob Leonard, of Lexington, bold ly rolled them down street ^nd sold them, throwing the coop into a man's yard and abandoning the wheelbarrow. It was a very bold theft and the thief ft not known. Do you have bachache occasion ally, or “stitches” in the side, and sometimes do you feel all tired out, without ambition and with out energy? If so, your kidneys are out of order. TakeDeWtt’s Kidney and Bladder Pills. They promptly relieve the backache, weak back; inflamation of the bladder and kidneys. Sold by James Plummer and druggissts. Trial Catarrh treatments are being mailed out free, on request, by Dr. Shoop, Racine, Wis. These tests are proving to the people— without a penny's cost—the great ! value of this scientific prescription known to druggists everywhere as Dr. Shoop’s Catarrh Remedy. Sold jby Grimes Drug Store. COMMENTS ON' PROHIBITION. Senator Simmons Had the Nerve Others Lacked. Republicans Solid For it. Extracts From Charlotte Observer Washington, Jan, IS.—The Simmons interview has caused considerable talk. It is believed that the Legislature will pass a State'prohibitiou law. The Repub licans in the Senate and House, about twenty-five in all, it is said, will be for such a bill, as none of them come i from counties where liquor can be sold. Judge Pritchard’s stand in the Asheville fight will help to bring the Repub licans together on this question. In giving his opinion on State prohibition Senator Simmons has taken the lead in a fight that is brewing. There were others who wanted to do just what he did but lacked the nerve. The North Carolina delegation in Congress is interested in the subject, but as a rule the individuals do not feel called upon to speak for pub lic consumption. It is generally admitted that the principle of giving a State prohibition by an act of the Legislature is wrong, but those who are in politics see the wisdom of getting on the bandwagon, Judging from events that have gone before, no one with common political sagacity can fail to see what is coming in the State. The forces are gather ing in Raleigh to storm the Legis lature and everything points to a successful attack. A recent letter from ex-Governor Jarvis indicated the temperament of the State on the question of prohition. Sena tor Simmons being about the wisest North Carolina political leader of the present time, knows that his letter is timely; and it will have much to do with the action of the Legislature, as he is very popular with leading party m6u in all sections of the State. Raleigh, Jan. 18.—Chairman John A. Oates, of the State Anti Saloon League said today that the convention here next Tuesday of temperance forces will be a powerful expression of the will of the State, He today learned of great delegations from Goldsboro, Salisbury, Asheville, Wilmington, Fayetteville and Newton, There is hardly a town where people are not aroused to have the Legislature pass a strong prohibition law. A prominent politician from the East writes that his people have chosen a delegation of twenty-five to urge immediate action, A leading member of the Legisla ture'today said he would vote in accord with the stand of the Anti Saloon League. A personal letter today from Judge Pritchard says: ■‘The people are overwhelmingly in favor of prohibition. I am highly grateful at the situation tonight. The crystahzation of public senti ment on this issue since the spe cial session was called is wonderful. I appeal to every man who has the best interest of his State at heart to realize that this opportunity places definite obligation on him to do his full duty as a citizen who stands uncovered before God.” Washington, Jan. 19.—Chair man Hugh G. Cheatham, of the North Caroliua Democratic execu tive committee, was in the city on his way to Baltimore on busi ness for his manufacturing com pany. He believes that Leg islature will give the State a pro hibition law, and under the cir cumstances he approves of this. He does not believe such a course would reduce the majority of-the party in the State, as leading men of the Republican party favor it. He thinks that it would be a for tunate thing to have the matter settled and take it out of politics. An editorial of the 19th., says: “Speculation as to the length of the session ranges from a few days to twenty. We calculate that the twenty will be consumed. As to what will be done, it is a safe prophecy that the passenger rate compromise agreed upon between Governor Glenn and President Finley will be ratified and that a prohibition law covering the State will be passed. Neither of these will be accomplished without a struggle but that both vrill result we have no doubt.” HEATING BY ELECTRICITY.' A New Order of Things Which Science Has Developed. Scientists have settled among themselves that a hot body dif fers from a cold body in that the very small particles or molecules, of which it is composed, are in a state of rapid to-and-fro motion or oscillation. Increasing the temperature only serves to in crease the violence of these mol ecular vibrations until the body is melted down or evaporated. When a body is deprived of all its heat the oscillations entirely cease. Therefore it becomes ap parent that energy most be trans mitted or work done on the mole cules before heat oscillations can be produced. If a body is warm ed at the fire the heat energy is transmitted. If two pieces of steel ai£ heated by friction, work is done on the molecules by the application of power. Heat developed by electricity is no exception to the above prin ciples. In the transmission or coal energy to ^heat there is al ways a great loss, while electrical energy can always be converted en tirely to heat. This fact alone was sufficient to lead the scien tists and inventors to the develop ment of electric heaters and elec tric cooking devices. me principle ot Heat by elec tricity is very simple. Suppose an electric current is passed over a large copper wire, which is a good conductor, and at a certain point it haB to pass over a small poorly conducting plantinum wire. The plantinum resists the current; consequently the elec tricity has to work hard to get across the gap. This working energy expended on the molecules produces heat. The “work” starts the molecular vibrations which increase as the labor con tinues until the platinum wire is red hot. All electric heating devices are constructed ou this principle. Wire or strips of metal of high resisting properties are wound ou blocks of earthenware or other non-iufiamable and insulating material. When the current is turned on the metal becomes hot. Electric beating differs materially from electric lighting. In the electric light the engineers are trying to produce the largest amouut of light with the smallest amount of heat. So far the per centage of light secured, compar ed with the percentage of heat, is very small. In electric heating the inventors seek the greatest amount of.heat with the least amount of light. Electric heat finds its greatest field for usefulness in the arti ficial heating of air in buildings, cars and steamboats. In street cars and steamboats, where econ omy of space and simplicity of control are essential, the small electric heaters which can be easily secreted under the seats or in out-of-the-way corners, are the best possible sources of warmth. These heaters consist of high re sistance wire coils loosely wound around a porcelain base and pro tected with a ca3t iron screen; they best serve thq^r purpose when they rapidly impart their heat to the surrounding air. The General Electric Company was the first to introduce the luminous electric radiator into this country. This device con sists of an ornamental cast iron frame fitted with a polished cop per reflector at the back and with throe or more large glowers. The bulbs differ from the ordinary in candescent lamps for lighting, be ing designed to transform nearly all the electrical energy to heat and at the ‘same time give out a cheerful glow. The luminous radiator gives quick heat as it utilizes radiation and not only the slow process of setting up a ' current of hot air to warm the room. It is far superior to the oil or gas stoves to take the chill off the bathroom or bedroom. The non-luminous radiators are adapted for continuous service and require several miuutes to acquire full temperature. These units may be called air heaters, or converters, to distinguish them from radiators. The electric rad iators are convenient and econ omical. They can be carried from room to room as easily as a foot-stool. They give an abund ance of heat without obnoxious gases, dangerous sparks, oils, fuel or gases. Best of all they consume no oxygen and after the room is warmed the air is as fresh and pure as it was before the heat was turned on.—Contribute!!. -> o — .-_L To check a cold quickly, get from your druggist some little Candy Cold 1 ablets called Preven tics. Druggists everywhere are now dispensing Preventics, for they are not only safe, but decid edly effective aod prompt. Pre ventics contain no quinine, no laxative, nothing harsh nor sick ening. Taken at the “sneeze stage” Preventics will prevent Pneumonia, Bronchitis, La Grippe, etc. Hence the name, Preventics, Good for feverish children, 48 Preventics 25 cents. Trial Boxes 5 cents. Sold by Grimes Drug Store. LEGISLATURE SHOULD DRY THE STATE, Senator Simmons Thinks the Time Ripe for Such Action. His Reasons. United States Senator F. M. Simmons, Ex-Chairman of the State Democratic Executive com mittee, probably the most able politician in the State, gave out the following in Washington last Thursday night: “It must be apparent to every one that the sentiment in the State in favor of prohibition is so overwhelming that nothing can prevent the adoption of State pro hibition as the policy of the State. This may be accomplished in one of three ways.; by ^an act-of the Legislature at the special session, which meets next Tuesday, or by its submitting a constitutional amendment to the people to be voted upon at the next general election, or by anCact of the next Legislature. Whatever may be the views of some as to the effectiveness of the local option provisions of the Watts law iu bringing about ulti mate prohibition, it is evident that a vast majority of the people is unwilling to await the slow pro cess of this method; and that we are to have State prohibition in the near future by one of the three ways I have mentioned seems to be certain. “I have had some dou^t about what the extra session should do with reference to this matter, but after thorough and deliberate con sideration it seems to me that un der all the circumstances, giving full consideration to the interest of temperance, the State and the party, it would be better that the special session of the Legislature should take the responsibility and pass a general law prohibiting the sale and manufacture of liquor anywhere in the State. When the mandate of the people with refer ence to a matter of State policy, after mature deliberation, is un mistakable and it is evident that delay will not change that pur pose but only result iu friction and agitation, it would seem to be thp duty of their representatives, ae well as a wise policy, to execute that mandate at the first opportu nity.” -• -. Walks About With Fractured Skull. Walking five miles to a hospital yesterday after his skull had been fractured, James Ellis. 30 years old, of 4049 Allison street, amazed the physicians at the Polyclinic Hospital by refusing to remain at the institution. After he had been treated he insisted on going home, despite the doctors’ warn ing him that his life was in dan ger. Ellis is a longshoreman and is employed at the Greenwich coal piers. While at work he was struck on the head by a heavy pine log and knocked to the ground. He then quit work and started to walk to the hospital, a distance of five miles. He laugh ed at the doctors’ persuasions to remain after they had bound up his head, and, saying that he was needed at home, calmly walked away.—Philadelphia Enquirer. STATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY, Gatarrh of the Hand, Injured by an Ex X plosion of Dynamite. Statesville Landmark, Jan 14-17. Pour large plate glass, about 82x122, intended for the front of the new Patterson bnilding on west Broad street, were found to be broken in Bmall pieces when the box v'as opened yesterday. The glass was from Pittsburgh and a duplicate order was wired at once. The loss on the glass is about $200, with the freight added, probably $250 or $275, which the railroads will have to make good. W. A. Hamlet, section master on the Southern railway, has a very sore hand that has caused him much trouble and suffering. The member became sore about six weeks ago and his physician pronounced the trouble “catarrh of the hand.” Since that time the hand has been lanced five times and it is thought that it is out of danger. There have been a number of cases of catarrh of the hand in Statesville recently, but in each case the hand has been saved. The disease some times reaches such a stage as to necessitate amputation. Dr. John F. Foard tells The Landmark that the seven snows mentioned in the paper last week were in reality eight snows—suow falling about once a “week for eight weeks. Snow began falling on Friday night before Christmas of 1885 and continued regularly for the time named, and no plow ing was done until March. The big snow, says Dr. Foard, which has been a record snow for a half century, fell in 1857. The snow was deep and the weather very se vere. The most recent important ad dition to Statesville’s already large number of manufacturing industries is the Statesville Safe and Table Co,, which began busi ness this week. The company has a capital stock of $20,000 and will manufacture kitchen safek and center tables. An accident which would have resulted-in death under ordinary circumstances occurred about 3 o’clock Wednesday afternooD, at J. L. Cowan’s place, two miles east of town. Ben Dobson and “Ellen” West, the latter a colored man, tenants on the Cow an farm, were engaged in blowing out stumps with dynamite. They had a good! fire in the field and when they found that some of their dynamite was so badly fro zen that the caps could not b< placed, !they laid three sticks of the dynamite on chips near the fire to let it thaw out. This was all right, for the dynamite would not have exploded if the fire had reached it. But the men also had a dynamite cap that didn’t suit them, and thinking it no good West tossed it in the fire. The cap was good, howover, and when it exploded m the hre the jar caused the dynamite to explode. The explosion was of course some thing fearful and both men were knocked a distauce of about ten feet. Although badly shocked and bruised, neither of them was unconscious, and they were on their feet in an instant. But when they arose they could hardly hear and Dobson could not see. The explosion tore a hole in the earth and the men had received the full benefit of the dirt, ashes, rocks and burning pieces of wood thrown out. The missiles were thrown against their faces with such force that the skin was broken and dirt, gravel and ashes were imbedded under the skin and in their eyes. The Statesville Cotton Mills, the City Roller Mills, Statesville Flour Mills, J. C. Steele & Sons’ foundry and machine shops and the Statesville Knitting Mill are now run by electricity. Fixtures are being put in to operate J. A, Brady’s printing establishment, ' where The Landmark’s press worl is done, by electricity and the power will probably soon be con nected at L. Ash’s tobacco factory ALBEMARLE,’AND STANLY COUNTY, Travis Burris Convicted of Unlawfully En ticing a Young Girl From Home. Stanly Enterprise, Jan. 16. J. T. Earnhardt of Rowan h is been added to the force at the Climax barber shop. Two organ men, one Mr, R y, of Salisbury, the other from Ui> a Point, were up before the mu "'li the other night having had too much booze and wild deport ment on the streets. They w re fined and released.—Norwood item. The trial of Travis Burris on Tuesday afternoon for the unlaw ful enticing away of Mamie Teet er from the home of her parents on the 29tlt of December last at tracted much attention. • The prosecuting witness v> ,s Mamie Teeter, a pretty and sweet faced girl of 16, child-liko in* h r disposition. Travis Burris work ed for her parents on their n building for two or three montbf, and while at the home of Mr. ai 1 _ Mrs. Teeter, at Newells, Mecklc. burg county, his attentions t-o th girl won for him her love and trust. On December 28th lw went again to the home, spent d; • night, and while'there he told In - young lady.that he had a marria license in his pocket, he plai.n . 1 their departure, and she followed under the belief that she was i - be married to him that day. A story was told the parents about visiting a neighbor and a prow to return in a few hours. The 1 - tie brother of the girl was earn- d to the neighbor’s htrnse and dr - ped, being told to tell the neigh bor in question that they wou.d return in a few minutes. But the journey was extendi . When the rivor was crossed ft! i Tester testifies that slio asked Travis to take her home.' He i. . i her that he did not have ]icen - •, and Baid that he had a pistol 1 a pair of brass knucks with him , , and that it would be danger. ,s for her father to tackle him. t - d^r bis promises tho girl accm pained him to Albemarle, where they lived for one week as m .u and wife. Burris is 25 years of age, r' ,1 on the preliminary hearing tee ties that they hadjiot lived m gether as man a-; ^ :£•£»»-„ ^ , Teeter stated that, they had, and that he postponed marriage fr m lay to day, until the Thurso ay following she asked him lo take her home. He then told In r th. - would go to South Carolina on the following day and get mar ried. She testifies that he had packed her clothes in his grip, but she was not well enough go on the day set, and her lat1 r came upon the scene to stop fur ther plans. I he indictment was under the servant act of 1901, and the crmi inal element was as to wheth; r the statement of the young man both to the girl and her parents were deceptive and frauduit and as to whether the leaving home was unlawful. The nn e ® leaving under the intention to get married would not be unlaw ful, though the parents objected ; but if the young man’s premi es were fraudulent and his intentij: s were impure such leaving was in violation of the statute and u - lawful. The jury made up its verdi t within half and hour after iho case was turned over. After wards, young Burns was arrai.; > ed under another bill of indict ment fof"”tarrying concealed w a pons, being sentenced to eight -c montiis on roads for both offen ses. It is very important and in fact, it is absolutely necessary to hea 11 h that we give rejjef to the stomac h promptly at the first signs of trouble—which are belching f gas, nausea, siur stomache, heud ache, irritably and in rv. usness. These are warnings that the stom ach has been mistreated; it demanding help from you 'IV e something once in a while; espe cially after meals; something b e KODOL For Dyspepsia and Indi gestion. It will enable your stomach to do its work properiy. Sold by James Plummer and all druggists.