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VOL. IV. NO 8.
Salisbury, N. O., Wednesday, February I2th, 1908. Wm, H. Stewart, Editor. STAESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY. Mr. Wakefield Now in Gharge at Barium Springs Orphanage. New Bank Opens. Srate.yille I.andmarK. Feb.J4-7. MTU Dunlap, the negro who shot and dangerously injured Tom Ferguson, colored, at the depot one night last summer, was arrest ed in Winston last week and brought to Statesville by Police man Hartuess, of Winston. He waived examination before Mayor Grier and was sent to jail in de fault of a $200 bond to await trial at next term of Superior Court. Mrs. E. B. Baker died quite suddenly Tuesday evening, 4th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs Elizabeth Troutman, in Fallstown township. Mrs. Baker would have been 80 years old in May. W. D. Cox died last night at 9 o’clock at the sanatorium and will be buried this afternoon1 at Oak wood cemetery. He was suffering from a 'complication of diseases and it was realized some time ago that lie could not live, Deceased was about 46 years old and is sur vived by his wife and nine chil dren. Mrs. Nannie Martin Butler, wife of James A. Butler, former county superintendent of schools, died Tuesday night at 8 o’clock at her home in north Statesville, of pneumonia. She was ill only about ten days and her condition was dangerous from the first. Mrs. Butler lacked but a dSy of being 32 years, Wednesday, 5th, being her birthday. Next Mon day, 10th, would have been the twelfth anniversary of her mar riage. Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Kennedyj who ha.ve been living in Rocky Mount for the past few years, are yisiting Mr. Kennedy’s relatives in the Troutman neighbor hood. They will not return to Rocky Mount but will make their home in Salisbury. Mr. Kennedy is interested with his brother-in law, J. T. Brantley, in a machine for sandpapering furniture, a la bor-saving device recently invent ed by Mr. Brantley, and Messrs. Brantley and Kennedy will devote their efforts to exploiting the rila chine, which it is expected will find a ready sale among furniture manufacturers. The Merchants & Farmers’ Bank, the new banking institu tion, has secured temporary quar ters with the Statesville Realty & Investment Co. on Center street, and F. B. Bunch and J. A Knox, officials of the bank, are complet ing arrangements to open for bus iness. All of the capitol stock has been paid in and the company has filed its report with the corpor ation commission. The certifi cate from the commission is ex pected today or tomorrow and the bank expects to open for business next Wednesday, 12th. The executive committee of the board of regents of the Barium Orphan’s Home, m®t at the Home Tuesday and formally transferred the management of the institu tion from Rev. R. W. Boyd to Rev. John Wakefield. Mr. and Mrs. Wakefield are living at Barium, occupying the superin tendent's cottage. Mr. and' Mrs Boyd now make their home at their farm in the vicinity of Barium, Mr. Boyd will act as field agent, or financial agent, of the Home until next June visiting the churches and presenting the cause of the institution. Mr. B >yd’s name will always be con nected with the Presbyterian Or phans’ Home at Barium. He has been the superintendent since the institution was established, about 20 years ago, and has labored zeal ously and faithfully for its up building -- Bert Barber, of Elton. Wis. says: ‘'I have only taken four do ses of your Kidney and Bladde Pills and they have done for m more than any other medicine ha ever done. I am still taking th pills os I want a jyirfect cure.’ Mr. Barber refers to DeWitt’s Kid ney and bladder Pills. They ar sold by James Plummer and al druggists. THE 6RAPE BLACK ROT. When and How to Prevent It. Other Valu able Bulletins. - This di~e&SF prevails in all parts of North Carolina. In most sec tions of the State it is so bad that the grape crop is practically ruin ed unless the proper 'measures be taken to prevent the disease. The Black rot is easily recogniz ed from the accompanying illus tration showing its most conspic uous characters, blackening, dry ing and finally shrivaling of the grapes in the clusters, Often all of them shrivel and dry iu this way. Though the disease is sel dom noticed until the grape is badly shriveled, it may be seen earlier as a brown or black spot on the berry. Before its appear ance upon the fruit at all it may be found as blown spots, one eighth to one-half an inch in diameter, on the leaves an twigs. Very close examination of the diseased spots on twigs, leaves, or fruit, reveals the presence of very small pustules iD great numbers. These pustules are the fruiting bodies of the fungus which is the cause of the black rot, and from these pustules issue immense num bers of spores which spread the disease. j. ms uiatJUBtJ uuu uo jjrtjvtuifcwu. If you saw black rot on your grapes last year it will almost cer tainly be there again this yeaf, unless you take steps to prevent it. Prevention is simple and sifre. It consists in spraying your vines with the Bordeaux mixture, con sisting of six pounds of bluestoue, four pounds of lime and fifty gal Ions of water. The first applica tion, killing the spores that are wintering on the bark and trellis, should be made before the buds open; the second, immediately before the blossoms appear; the third,[ljust after blossoming, the fourth and fifth at intervals of ten to fourteen days thereafter. The cost of sprayings for an acre of grapes is about fifteen dol lars, including material and labor. The grapes saved will in value far exceed this’cost. Now is the time of year to get your spray pump ready if you have one; to buy one if ue?d to; to prepare for the spraying needed during the coming spring, It you ueea iurtner miormation regarding spraying mixtures, how to piepare them, pumps, where to buy them, and what crops and when to spray, write to the North Carolina Experiment Station, West Raleigh, N. C., for Bui, 193, “Spraying Mixtures and Machin ery, When ai d How to Spray.” The following Bulletins of in terest to fruit growers may be se cured upon application: Bulletin 182. Apples in North Carolina. Bnlletiu 184. Garden and Or chard Fruits, their Culture and Marketing, Bulletin 185. Black Rot of the Grape of North Carolina and its Treatment. Bulletin 186. Insect and Fun gous Enemies of the Peach, Plum, Cherry, Fig and Persimmon. Bulletin 187. Grapes and Small Fruit. Speedy Justice in Ssmpson. A special to the Charlotte Ob server says that Noah Britt, a negro, attempted to crminally as sault a young white giN in Samp son county Monday but was fright ened away by her screams. Two men pursued the negro and cap tured him. One of his captors, being a magistrate, conducted a preliminary hearing and then took the negro to Clinton. Court was in session, the case was presented to the grand jury and a true bill returned. The negro was prompt ly tried, convicted and sentenced to 15 years ju the p nitentiary the 1 day after the offence was commit ted. p__ _ 3 New Pastor at St. Matthew's. s The Rev. C. K. Holland, of Ala ’ bama, having accepted a call tc . St. Matthew’s E. L. church, neai 3 Craven, this county, will preacl 1 his first sermon on the seconc [Sunday in February. CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY. Senator Overman Introduces a Bill For a Government Building. Several Deaths. Qpncord Times, Feb. 4-7. Many friends in Concord and all over Cabarrus county regret exceedingly to learn of the death of Peter B. Boat, a prominent cit izen of No. 10 township, which sad event occurred at the hospital in Salisbury last Tuerday afternoon. For several years Mr. Bost bad been affected by- heart trouble, and recently the affection became so serious that he sought the best special medical treatment. As soon as the hospital authorities examined him thoroughly, how ever, they pronounced his case hopeless. His young wife, who before marriage was Miss Jennie Hudson, and several relatives were at his bedside when he breathed his lust. Mrs. M. L. Gurley died last Wednesday morning about 10 o’clock at her home at Forest Hill. Her young infant died about a week before. Her bus band survives her. She was only 17 yearB of age, and was before marriage a Miss McClure, a sister of H, M. McClure, of Forest Hill. Ed. Johnson, who was convicted two 'years ago of breaking into and stealing from some cars at the depot, was this week pardoned by Governor Glenn, to whom the matter was presented by represen tative Stickley. He was sent to the chaiu gang for four years, and had served half of the sentence. The pardon is given on the con dition that Johnson appear at the May term of court and show good behavior. Robert W. Cope, an aged Con federate veteran of No. 1 town ship, died last Friday at his home, to which he had been confined for aine years with oaralyais. Mr. Dope was a membevlof Gen. Ru ;us Barringer’s company, Co. F, 1st N. C. Cavalry, and was a good soldier. Joe P. Fisher, a popular sales man in the clothing department of the Cannon & Fetzer Co., and Miss Callye Wagg, of Statesville, will be married at the bride’s home in that city next Wednes day evening, February 12, at 0 o’clock. Mrs. J. J. Yost, of No. 5 town ship, died last Saturday of pneu monia at her home. She was 60 years of age, and a woman much respected in the community. This is the third death that has occur red within oue year in this home, a son and a daughter having died within that time. An act was passed hy the special session of the Legis. lature to provide for the payment of burial expen ses of Confederate pensioners. Twenty dollars to be appropriated from general county fund upon * recommendation of chairman of pension' board. Concord is in the throes of an epidemic of the grip. There are probably 1000 cases in the ci’.y, very few families being exempt from it. Geo. D. Corl died at his home on Buffalo street last Thursday night, of pneumonia. He was 4.7 years old apd leaves a wife and four children. Rev. J. JVL. ijner. u. arrivea here last Friday with his family from Washington, N. C., where be had been pastor of the leading Presbyterian church for two years On January 21, Senator Over man introduced the following bill in the United States Senate: Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Com gress assembled, that the Secre tary of the Treasury be, and he ii hereby, authorized and directed tc cause to be erected upon the Gov ernment site in the city of Con cord, State of North Carolina, s suitable building, including fire proof vaults, heating and ventil ating apparatus, and approaches ■ for the use and accommodation o the United States poBt' ffice an( . other government offices, at a lim it of ccst not to exceed seventy GREATEST LUMBER GUT. : Some Steps Should be Taken to Preven The Depletion of The Supply. More lumber was cut in the Uni ted States last year than in any other year in its history The enormous Vmount of 37,550,736 board feet was produced, and the mill value of this was $621,151,' 338. In addition, there were pro duced ' 11,858,260,000 shingles, I valued at $24,155,^55, and 3,812, 807,000 lath, valued at $11,490, 570. On the whole, it is safe to say that the present annual lum ber cut of the United States ap proximates 40 billion feet, and the total mill value of the lum ber, lath, and shingles each year produced is not less than $700, 000,000. These figures give some idea of how vast is the lumber in dustry and how great is the de mand for its products. a glance at me aiuus oi iumoer produced shows very clearly the passing of white pine and oak, one the greatest softwood and the oth er the greatest hardwood which the forest has ever grown. Siuce 1889 the cut of white pine has fallen off more than 40 per cent, while that of white oak has fallen olf more than 86 per cent. Today yellow pine leads all other woods in amount cut, while Douglas fir— and this will be a surprise to many—comes seconci. Since 1899 the cut of Douglas fir has increas ed 186 per cent. Louisiana is the foremost yellow pine State, with Texas, Mississippi, and Arkansas following in order. Washington produces by far the greatest amount of Douglas fir. 4 * . f ll.. t_1._ XV UUUl^aiiOUU KJll UL1V3 producing States sh^ws that siuce 1899 there have been many chang es in their relative rank. Wash ington, which in 1S99 stood sixth, now leads, while Wisconsin, which eight years ag<^^ all others, is now .-third. period Oregon, Louisiana, iSissigi^igi, Idaho, and Californt* niadeyfreat strides as lumber-producing States though, on the other hand, the amount produced iu Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota. Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Indiana, and Ohio fell off any where from 29 to 54 per cent. The higheBt-priced native woods are walnut, hickory and ash, and the cheapest are larch aud white fir. From the fact, however, that since 1899 the average increase in the price of lumber has been 49 per cent, it will not be long before cheap woods are few and far be tween. Figures upon the lumber cut of the lluited States in 1906 are con tained in Circular 122 of the For est Service, which can be had upon application to the Forester, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Wash ington. D. C. five thousand dollars. Miss Annie Brumly, who has been teaching at the Barrier school house in No. 9 township, was taken with smallpox a day or so since, and on yesterday was taken to her home in the Poplar Tent neighborhood. The thirteen-year-old daughtei cf Silas Overca9h, who lives neai ' Landis, died last week of diphth eria. So far as we can learn, there are no other cases diphtheria in the neighborhood. Reece Ira Long, of Concord, auc ' Mis9 Mary Ella Barrier, of Rimer ! were married Sunday afternoor ; at 3 o’clock at the home of tb< ; bride’s parents. News was received yesterday of the death of T. Miltou Rogers i at his home at Glass last Sunday | morning after only a few days ill ; ness of pneumonia. Mr. Rogeri w s 51 years of age, and leaves hii | wife and four children. He wa i one of the most prominent men o No. 4 township, and was a mem her of the mercantile fLm o : Roge.s & Son. ^ | -:-• -«■». • If you have Catarrh, rid your self of this repulsive disease. As! Dr. Shoop, of Racine, Wis., t ' mail you free, a box of his Di Sh :>op’8 Catarrh Remedy. Asian ! pie, single test, will surely tel [ you a Catarrh truth well wort ■ your knowing. Write today • Don’t suffer longer. LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY. The Criminal and Civil Docket of the Su perior Gourt Crowded. Lexington Dispatch, Feb 5th. The trustees of the Liberty In stitute at Wullburg at their meet ing last week decided to replace the burned main building of the school with a brick structure to cost $8,000. Burglars visited three houses in West Lexington Monday night and. were very bold about it. The February term of criminal and civil court for Davidson coun ty will convene on the fourth Monday, the 24th of this month. Judge Council will preside, hay ing recovered sufficiently'to at ten 1 to his’duties. The docket is very heavy this court. There are one hundred and nineteen cases on the criminal docket. Among the cases that will > attract at tention is the one against Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Shoaf, who are charged with brutality against the little Fields girl. There aTe exactly 27 cases for retailing booze. The civil docket is also crowded there being 118 cases The civil case that will attract the most attention is the Fulton Mock affair, in which $50,000 damages is asked. Another dam age suit of local interest is the case of Dr. Chas. M. Clodfelter against the West Construction Company, for $20,000 damages for personal injuries. There are 52 suits against the railroads, most of them against the Southern, and nearjy all of them “in forma pauperis,” and many of them from other counties, a large num ber being from Rowan, ihe last case involving tight of way for the Southbound has been settled, so far aB Davidson county is ^concerned. Others are still pending in Anson county. Monday night aboot 12 o’clock fire destroyed the Arcadia High School building, and all that it contained. It is thought that a defective flue caused the fire. The loss is about $1,000, without a cent of insurance. Two pianos, a new one and one that was not so good, were destroyed, with all books, desks, equipment, etc. 1 he subject of the cost of living is a very tender one with the working people of the town just, now. Few people cared what meat was a pound as long as there was plenty of work and at good wages. Now that times have tightened down, and in some homes the intake is growing peril ously near the outgo, and perhaps, even while a republican is presi dent, the outgo is the biggest, people have come to look on a dollar as a good deal bigger than it was a few[short months ago. All of which may cause an exodus to the farms, after a long period of traveling to town from the coun try. THOMASVILLE ITEMS. i Mrs. Elizabeth R. Yow died Saturday morning about five o’clock from pneumonia from which she has suffered for several days. She had been in poor health since Thanksgiving and her death was not unexpected. Rev, Parker Holmes has closed the contract with A. W, Council, of High Point, for the brick to be used in building the new Metho dist church here and work on the new church will begin about March 1st, or as soon thereafter as the weather will permit. The new church will be built on the same lot as the present cburck and the position of the old churct will is changed. Saturday morning about X, nr( | was discovered in the beltinf ■ room of the Thomasville Spok< - Works. It originated from a hoi f box on the belting machine anc but for the quick work on the pari of the watchman the entire plan' . would have been burned to th< . ground. As it was, the loss wil 5 n t amount to more than $100. DeWitt’s Carbolized Witch Ha 1 zel Salve is best for cuts, burns i boils, bruises and scratches. It i . especially good for piles. Sold b; James Plummer and all druggists THE BOTTOM OF THE MATTER. Those Who Thought They Had Hit Bottom Have Another Tnink Coming. The following clipping from the Charlotte Chronicle and communi cations go to show how the advo cates of whiskey take advantage of every “straw” that may come within their reach, how good m«fe aan unwittingly lend them en [ couragement, and how careful one should guard his utterances : Religious papers|as a rule preach widespread prohibition arguing for it in generalities, in which of course they are conscientious. -It is not often that a church organ takes the following view, which is quoted from the Presbyterian Standard: “The thing this paper is set to do and is devoting all of its ener gies in doing is a far bigger and better thing than advocating pro hibition before the legislature or before the suffragans of the State. Our work is confined to making good men. Just in proportion as we succeed will we have good citi zens and good citizens mean good laws about whiskey, ground peas, mineral water and every other thing. Our method is to beseech men in behalf of ChriBt to be re conciled to God. That is the road wb travel in reforming evils and maintaining good government. This statement will explain to all our intelligent and unprejudiced readers why we do not use our columns to advocate the enact ment of this and that law by our State law makers in assembly.” This strikes the bottom. Make good men and women and the pro hibition question will take care of itself. The old argument that morals cannot be legislated into people is correct—it is a poor pol icy to drive a man to do right. And here is the proof that statu tory prohibition is unwise.—Char lotte Chronicle. HiD. i Ri£Sli YlrjRIAN BTAKDARD! Enclosed find a quotation from your pftper by another paper which is at last in sympathy with liquor. It is clipped from a Salis bury paper which is controlled by the liquor interests of the town. I have no doubt that it will be copied by every liquor organic the state, and I am sure that every rum-seller and distiller in the world will endorse your views on not interfering in their awful traf fic in human souls. How do you like the fellowship? Christ says, “woe unto you when all (evil) men speak well of you, for so did their fathers to the false pro phets.” “Come out from amoDg them and be ye separate, saith the Lord.” T. S. Watson. Salisbury, N. C., Feb. l-’08. Charlotte, N. C., Feb. 7. 1908.— The Standard is not run to please fools, devils and diabolical men. It is run for Christ’s sake. We are not editing a secular ps per, we are editing a religious paper. We represent the church.' The State and the church must be kept se parate or our fabric must fall in revolution and ruin. Our ene mies shall not be glad by seeing the Staudard in Raleigh dickering with State legislation. We are perhaps more opposed to whiskey th n anybody in the State. The editor from which you clip did not have sense enough to see our meaning. In haste. Yours frat., P. R. Law. -:-• • I wiBh that I might talk with all sick oneB about the actual cause of Stomach, Heart, and Kidney ailments. To explain in person how weak Stomach nerves leads to Stomach weakness. I am sure would interest all. And it is the same with weak Hearts or weak Kidneys. This is why my prescription—Dr. Shoop’s Restorative—so promptly reachi s ailments of the Stomach, Hearl and Kidneys. It is wrong to drug the Stomach or stimulate tbs Heart or Kidneys. These weal inside nerves simply need rilore 1 strength. My Restorative is th< ’ only prescription made expressly 1 for these nerves. Next to seeing l you personally, will be to mai you free, my n6w booklet entitled “What To Do.” I will also sene ■ samples of my Restorative as well , Write for the book today. I ) will surely interest you. Addres r Dr Shoop, Box 8. Racine, Wis . Grimes Drug Store. BOYCOTTING UNLAWFUL. Important Decisions Affecting Labor-Unions by the Supreme Court. The United States Supreme Court has filed another decision of importance bearing on labor union affairs. It was in a case appealed from Kentucky and was in effect that corporations engag ed in inter-State commerce cannot be restrained from discharging employes because they are mem bers of labor unions, nor from discriminating against them for the same reason. Section 10 of what is known as^the “arbitra tion act” prohibits such discrimi nation and is,' indeed, the most important section of that act of Congress. The court did not deal with the other seotions of the act. The case came up on an appeal, affecting the discharge of an em ploye of the Louisville & Nash ville Railroad Company by the master mechanic of the road. Justice Harlan read the opinion of the court. He held in sum ming up that there is no con nection between inter-State car riers and labor organizations as to make it a crime for the carriers to discharge and employ or re fuse to employ him on the ground that he belongs to a labor union. —Charlotte Chronicle. According to a Washington dis patch of February 3rd, another verdict rendered was in the case of Lawlorvs. Loewe, the former a member of the Hatters’ Union and the latter a hat manufacturer of Danbury, Conn. The case in volved the applicability of the seventh section of the Sherman anti-trust law to conspiracies by labor unions to boycott articles entering into inter-State trade. Under the terms of that provi sion the complaining party may collect three times amount of his loss if the charge is sustained. The union fought the case on the ground that the law inapplicable to such organization but the coi\rt, whose opinion was _an uounced by Chief Justiae Fuller, failed to accept this view and in effect held that the unions could not be permitffd to interfere by boycott with the free exchange of commerce between the States. There was no dissenting opiniou. North Carolina’s Giant. “I’ll bet none of you folks know that the biggest man that ever lived was born and raised in North Carolina,” said a tar heel at the Hoffman House the other night. “His existence and di mensions are vouched for in the American Encyclopaedia says the New York Press. “His name was Miles Darden. He was seven feet, six inches high, and in 1845 weighed 871 pounds, He was born in North Carolina in 1798 and died in Tennessee , Jan uary 23, 1857. Until 1853 he was able to go about his work in an active manner, but his weight iu-» creased so fast that after that year when he wauted to move about he had to be hauled in a two-horse wagon. In 1839 it was chronicled that his coat was but toned around three men each weighing more than 200 pounds, who walked together down the streets of Lexington, N. C. At his death he is said to nave weigh ed net less than 1,000 pounds. His coffin was 8 feet long, 35 inches deep, 32 inches across the breast, 18 across the head, and 14 across the feet. These measurements were taken at the time and are matters of historical rec rd — Washington Herald. -• • Everything taken into the stom ach should be digested fully with in a certain time. Wheu you feel that your stomach is not in good order, that the food you have eat en is not being digested, take a good, natural digestant that will do the work the digestive juices are not doing. The best remedy known today for all stomach troubles is Kodol, which is guar anteed to give prompt relief. It ; is a natural digestant; it digests i what you eat, it iB pleasant to take , and is sold here by James Plum* . mer and all druggists.