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VOL. IV. NO 8.
Salisbury, N. O., Wednesday, February I2th, 1908. Wm, H. Stewart, Editor.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bnlletiu 184. Garden and Or
chard Fruits, their Culture and
Bulletin 185. Black Rot of the
Grape of North Carolina and its
Bulletin 186. Insect and Fun
gous Enemies of the Peach, Plum,
Cherry, Fig and Persimmon.
Bulletin 187. Grapes and Small
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
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.
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
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
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
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
: 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._
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
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.
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
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
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
“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.
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
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.
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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.
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.
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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.

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