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A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs. Vol. V. No. 16. Salisbury, N. C., Tuesday, April 6th, 1909. Wm, H. Stewart, Editor. STATESViLLE AND IREDELL COUNTY. Died From Heart Disease. Paid for tli Scrap. Good Job tor Gen. Armfield. Statesville Landmark. March 30th. Mrs J H. Wychofif went to Sal isbury yesterday to visit her siste Miss Woodward, and to take in play there last night. His friends here will be glad t know that Dr. Fred W. Phifer i meeting with great success a Wheatland, Wyo., where he i resident physician surgeon at th Wheatland sanatorium. A fei days ago he was summoned to se a patient 90 miles away and wa taken on a special train whicl made a record run. Geo. Daniels died suddenly ear lv Saturday morning at the homi of Mrs. Wash. Sharpe, who live near the Western railroad, abou two and a half miles east of States ville. Death resulted from hear! trouble for some years and hat been under treatment of a physi cian. Geu.J. F. Armfield, who was last week appointed adjuant gen eral, leaves for Raleigh this week to take up his new work, his ap pointment being effective April 1st. While congratulating Gen. Armfield on his appointment, his Statesville friends regret that it will take him away from home for the next four years. He will live inRal eigh during his term of office The salary of the adjuant general is $1,800 a year and expenses while on duty away from home. A couple of wagon ioads of col lege girls drove about town yester day afternoon, displaying the class colors, screaming and making a great noise. The performance was entertaining of a nusiance, accord ing to the point of view. In the mayor’s court Friday E. B. Leinster plead guilty of strik ing P. S. Pope at the railwiy sta tion a few nights ago and was fin ed $1 and the costs, the trouble arising from an account against Pope; and A, M. Leinster end fin ed $2 50 and the costs for viola tion of a city ordiance. Otto W. Henry, who has held a railroad position at Muskogee, Okla., for some time, spent Friday and Saturday here with his par ents, Mr. and Mrs, R. F. Heury, and left Saturday night for Wash ington Citv, where he goes to take a position iu the office of the audi tor of the Southern Railway Co. Mrs. Henry went from Oklahoma to Mobile, Ala., to visit relatives, and will join her husband at Washington later. Mr. Henry’s change is a promotion. April 2nd. Dr. J. J. Mott is here for few days packing a portion of his fur niture, which will be shipped tc Radford, Va., where Dr. Mott haE been for some time and where he will spend the summer Miss Car oline Cowles is here from Clem mons assisting Dr. Mott iu pack ing. Robert S. Hartness, who is a victim of the groat White Plague and has been in Billingsley Hos pital for treatment, was removed to his home Bix miles north ol town yesterday. He is graduailj growing weaker and in compliance with his request he was taker home to spend his last days wit! his family, When Dick Brabble walked oul of the Hotel Iredell office yester day morning and called Bob Hen ry to the telephone, when then was no ’phone call for him, ai April fool joke was successfully perpetrated on Mr. Henry by Mr Brabble; but when numbers o patrons of the postoffice yesterday morning faund they couldn’t ge their key in the lock of their bo: they never t hought of it being at April fool prank. They knew the, were up against Uncle Sam’ methods of collecting b:x rent. Rev. Richard George Green died Wednesday afternoon abou 8:50 o’clock at his home on Wes Bharp street. Mr. Greene ha been an invalid for more thau fou months. He became ill Thanks giving week—‘ be last week in Ni vember—and for weeks his deat UNCLE SAM STEPS IN. e The Way of the Illicit Liquor Seller is Be log Made Hard. Robert and Felix Combs, an< - probably others who were convict r ed of retailing at the last term o i Iredell Superior Court, were sur prised this week when they fount that the disposition of their casei in the Superior Court was not th< t end of their troubles. Revenui 3 Officer Miller, of Hickory, was hert this week with a list of names ol the persons who were found guilty } of retailing at the last term of Su } perior Court and stated to a local officer that be was here to call on all the retailers and require them to pay the regular United States ' liscence tax for the time they were ' in the liouor business, or else they ! must stand trial in the Federal ' Court for retailing without liscence. 1 The officer stated that in the cases where the retailer had plead guil ty there would he no getting a round the matter at all. Just how many of the retailers (there were a number on his list) Mr. Miller waited on while ou this j trip is not known, but it is known ! that he saw the two Combs broth ers, both of whom submitted to charges of retailing iu quite a number of cases iu the t uperior I Court and were heavily fined. He ; collected iu the neighborhood, of $100 from Felix Combs and it is ! understood that Robert had to put up about the same amount. The , regular government license forre ; tailing is $25 a year. County and City Courts. j The Legislature established j county or city courts as foliows : For Durham and Durham town i ]ship. i In the city Reidsville. For Rowan comity. For the city of Hickory. For the town of Aurora and i Richland township, Beaufort ; county. iHir H/QgPCjtnDe county. For Washington county. For Nash County. For the city of Greensboro, For the town of Belhaven and Peutego township, Beaufort coun ty. For the city of New Bern. For the city of Ashbville, Manufacturers Forgot About it. What is designed as a “joker” cost the consumers of tobacco in this country nearly $45,000,000, was found to day in the existing revenue laws of the United States by Representative DaWBon, of Iowa who at once introduced a bill to correct the error. Under the Diugley tariff law the two-ounce packages of tobacco sell to the consumer at 5 cents each and the four-oimce packages at 10 cents. In 1898, a war reve nue tax of 6 cents a pound was levied on tobacco. At the same time, in order to serve the conven ience of the trade, the authoriza tion was given for the reduction of the sizes of packages from 2, 8 and 4 ounces to If, 2^ and 3^ ounces, thus enabling the sm >ker to procure a 5-ceut and 10 cent package of tobacco “at the store.” lu aue lime, me war revenue tax was repealed, homebody for got, Mr. Dawson believes, to re store the packages of tobacco to the original siz;s, and hence, ever since 1902, the consumer of tobac co has been paying the equivalent of the war revenue tax to the man t ufacturers of tobacco. Representative Dawson figures out th it the uurobaser of each small package has been mulched out of 1 cent and the purchaser , of feht larger of 2 cents, and hence | the “joker” has cost the consumer . j almost $45,000,000. 11 Mr. Dawson’s bill proposes tc f retore the packages to the original siz.-s,—Washington dispatch. was daily expected. He rallied t later but never recovered and ot t account of his advanced age his re 1 covery was not expected. Foi r several years he had been feebh but apparently enjoyed goot - health and was able to walk abou a town until his illness last fall. LEXN6T0N AND DAVIDSON COUNTY. ■ Large Strawberries. Rowan Betting thi Trade. Pastor Resigned His Charge. [ Lexington Dispatch. March 31st. Rev. Jos. T. Watts, who has re : signed as the pastor of the Baptist church, preached his farewell ser mon Sunday night to a large con gregation, and left Monday for Raliegh, where he will visit hie mother before going on to Rich mond to become secretary of the Sunday school work in Virginia. The board of commissioners will likely name the various tax listers at their meeting next Monday. For the first time in ten years the listers will be Republicans. No Democrats will have a chance at the job, ot course. The faithful will be on hand to get their names in the pot, but doubtles tne se lections have already been made by the powers that be. March did the lion act Wednes day night when a severe storm raged all over this section of the state. The wind attained a veloc ity that smashed records. Much rain fell and there was an electri cal display. Further south tor nadoes did much damage. In town the Williams-Holt brick building was damaged, the high brick front which stood above the roof, giving to the wind in such a fashion that it was declared dan gerous and the street roped off to prevent possible injuries. Thurs day was much cooler and the high wind prevailed most of the day. Jim Green, of Boone township, was here yesterday and expressed himself to a Dispatch man as strongly in favor of bonds, tax or anything else to make our roads better. He pointed out that Row an is gradually getting a lot of eur business and will get more if Lexington business men do not( get btisy. We need good roads ; | i Davidson county moousniuers who think that the revenue officers have left the state since prohibi tion set in will probably be shocked to learn that Deputy Davis ran across a regu'ar otill house a dozen miles from town last week and destroyed a pretty large outfit. It seems that thore was a full equipment, even a log house built for the business. The officer got everything but the still, the oper ators doubtless having received wireless messages to the effect that he was coming. Nobody was arrested but the officers have their eyes on some folks and they will probably make some arrests in a few days. Deputy Davis is from Statesville and was accompanied by some other officers. W. F. Patterson, of Cotton Grove, fetched a couple of a straw berries to the office Friday, taken from the patch of Mrs. C. M. Hunter, iu Cotton Grove. They were big as the end of your finger and just turning red. being found under the leaves, next to the ground. It might be that with care and late methods, strawber ries could be produced < v- n in this section much earlier than we now get them on the market. Our people have never rea' izud the pos sibilities of this section iu berries, fruits and vegetables. Found Box of Money. Down in South Iredell on last Friday, a negro, Henry Campbell, while grubbing in a field on the farm of the late John Sloop about four miles northeast of Moores ville, found a sum of money, both gold and silver. He found it bur ied in an old box and claims he found a gallon bucket full. It was known by some that there was some money found, as the ne gro showed several pieceB of mon ey to them, but it is not known how much was really found. The negro claims he found $600 in all, and that there wore twenty $10 gold pieces in the lot.—Statesville Mascot. -• • Read the pain fo-mula on the box of Pink Pain Tablets. Then a- k your Doctor if there is a better . one. Pain means congestion, blood pressure somewhere. Dr. 1 Shoop’s Pink Pain Tablets check head pains, womanly pains, pain ; anywhere, try'oDe, and see! 20 for 25c. Sold by Cornelisoif & Cook. TEDDY WAS EXTRAVAGANT. An Enormous Increase In Exsenditures Dur ing His Administration. “In no period except in time ol war have the expenditures of the Federal government increased sc rapidly, both in the aggregate and per capita, as these expenditures ha 'e increased during the past eight years.” This is a comment which Repre sentative Jamas A. Tawney, chair of the House committee on ap propriations, makes upon nation al expenditures during the admin istration of Roosevelt. A large proportion of the eocess is due to the rapid growth of the military and naval establishments. Mr. Tawney is of opinion that the great increase iu expenditures “is attributable chiefly to insistent executive recommendations and a misguided public demand for the inauguration and exec ution of new projects without a due realization of the consequent dangers.” Appropriations for public ex penditures are made upon esti mates submitted by the executive department to Congress. The ag gregate of these estimates for ap propriations during the past eight years, including the fiscal year 1910, for which appropriations were made by the session of Con gress just ended, equals the stu pendous sum of $7,291,841,806.29 Congress has appropriated during that period the sum of $7,007,839, 183 46, or $283,502,622 83 less than the amounts estimated by the administration. The rapidity with which nation al expenditures have been increas ing during the Roosevelt period is shown by the total appropriations for ;:ie fiscal year 1903, which were $996 683,864-79, and the to tal appropriations at the second session of t' o Sixtieth Congress, just ended, for ttie fiscal year 1910. which amounted to $1,044,298 23, the difference between the amount appropriated for the public service eight years ago and the amount required now being $247,330,383. 44. The President was always crying for millions more and frowned down the efforts of Congress to ward economy. Had the amount of his estimates for the past few years been appropriated, the de ficit would exceed $500 000,000 in stead of being in tho neighborhood of $150,000,000.—Washington dis patch. Some Venerable Gustoms. The Presbyterian Standard hap pily adverts to some changes that are taking place in the conduct of funerals, all of which, it says, are improvements, and all of which are coming about only too slowly. ‘•It iB pleasing,” says The Stand ard, ”to see the practice of open ing the coffin at the grave disap pearing. One notes its continu ance now only in dark corners or where the objectionable habit is very inveterate. The custom of making elaborate addresses in eulogy of the dead is also passing away. It is distressing, he it said, that it passes so slowly All such, heathenish things owe their exis tence either to lack of education or the great power of custom among men.” The adjective iieaiillSMiom 19 uui au ttn iuu strong. The fascination of gaz ing at a dead face comes up from the dead ages. It is far more in accord with enlightenment and civilization that one should pre fer to remember a friend as he looked in life rather than as he appeared when turned to day. The age of morbidity is, indeed, passing away, but less speedily than could be desired. The habit of laying in state the bodies of public men is a heathen origin, and should have no further count enance by and enlightened people. The best service for the dead is to put them away decently and iu order and with no undue pomp or ceremony.—Charlotte Chroucle. Builds up your whole body. Regulates the bowels, clears the blood, rids digestion, makes you well from head to feet That’s what Hollister’s Rocky Mountain Tea will do, greatest spring regu at-r. Tea or Tablets, 35c. Cor ueiison & Cook, CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY. ' | Rev. J. H. Sellers Sick In Charlotte Hos pltal. Jailor Cline’s "Boarders” Escape. Concord Times. April 1st. R. W. Biggers, of Salisbury, came down this morning and went to No. 10 township. Mrs. Jessie Johnson, erf Salis bury, is visiting friends here. Mrs. T. P. Johnson, of Salis bury, is visiting Mrs. John M. Young C. A. Guffy, of Rowan, is visit ing his son, H. P. Guffy. We regret to note that Rev. J H. Sellers, pastor of the Kaunap olis Methodist charge, is ill in a Charlotte hospital, and will be unable to meet any of his engage ments made for this week. We trust he will soon recover and re turn to his work. When Malcom G. Lentz and family, of No. 7 township, re turned home from church last Sunday they found 14 nice chick ens lyiDg dead in the yard. Two doga of a neighbor had done the work, and had they not returned when they did the doga would no doubt have killed al' their chick ens. The two prisoners confined in the jail (these being the only “boarders Jailor Cline had) walked out of the jail this morning at 8 o’clock and made good their es oape. In some way they escaped from their oells, and the door leading down stairs, both of which are supposed to be kept locked, and then rushed down aud out, passing by Mr. Cline, who was standing out in the yard. Any lady reader of this paper will receive, on request, a olever “No Drip” Coffee Strainer Coupon privilege, from Dr. Shoop, Racii.e, Wis. It is silver-plated, very pretty, and positively prevents all dripping of tea or coffee. The Doctor sends it, wirh his new free book on “Health Coffee” simply to introduce this clever substitute for real coffee. Dr. Shoop’s Health Coffee is gaining its great popu larity because of: first, its exquis ite taste and flavor; second its ab solute healthfulness; third, its economy—l£ft> 25c; fourth, its convenience. No tedious 20 to 30 minute boiling. “Made in a min ute.” says Dr. Shoop. Try it at your grocer’s for a pleasant sur prise. Sold by all Grocers, Another Convert. “Cut the tariff on steel or anyi thing else you please . American labor can stand it. I don’t care,” said Charles M. Schwab, president of the Bethlehem Steel Company, to-day, as he stood iu a lobby at a local hotel waiting for a train. “I believe iu a reduction. I feel just as Andrew Carnegie does on that matter, American labor can make the best steel in the world and with it we can compete with the world. I know nothing about other lines, that is, technic ally, but I have enough confidence iu American labor to believe that the tariff can be cut without in juring business. “I have been in contact with la bor of all kinds for many years, and I know what I can do. I know that American workmen can produce more steel in a given time than any others in the world. We have nothing to fear from a cut in duties, because we have the best goods. It is true that we pay our workmen more money than other nations, but you always have to pay skillfql workmen the high est wages Therefore the highest paid labor is the most profitable to the employer. The skillful man makes money for his emplop er.”—Chicago dispatch. ---• • — Rheumatic poisons are quickly and surely driven out of the blood with Dr. Shoop’s Rheumatic Rem edy—liquid or tablet form. Dr, Shoop’B booklet on Rheumatism plainly and interestingly tells just how this is done. Tell some suf ferer of this book, or better still, write Dr. Shoop, Racine, Wis., for the book and free test samples. Send no money. Just join with : Dr. Shoop and give some sufferer a pleasant surprise. Cornelison & Cook. PRAYED FOR RAIN. Holiness Preacher’s Petitions Followed b Capious Supply of Rato. Like Moses of old calling dowt judgment of the Lord on the lane of Pharaoh, Rev. Charles Ford, a Holiness preacher, called down a plague on Bokhoma in the form of a drought, and scarcely a drop of rain has fallen here for six months until yesterday, when the minister prayed for the drought to end. During the drought business was paralysed and hundreds of men moved their families that were in actual want, to other parts of the state. Rev. Mr. Ford’s congregation at Bokhoma is small and, in addition to his clerical duties, the minister worked at the mill of the Frisco Lumber Company. Last Septem ber the pastor resigned at the mill and charged that he did not re ceive all the salary that was due h'm. He then announced his in tention to ask the Lord bo with hold the rain from his locality indefinitely. The following Sunday he made his prayer from the pulpit. With in a radious of 50 milos of the stricken town rain was plentiful on every side, but the nearest to a rain Bokhoma got was a thun der storm and a darkened Satur day. The water supply gradually grew smaller and the mills shut down. At the end of four months the big pond which supplied water for the Frisco Lumber Company was as dry as tinder, and the plant was forced to shut down. When the workmen’s families began to suffer, Rev. Mr. Ford an nounced that he would pray for euough rain to enable the mills to resume operation for a week, and cautioned the men tc he careful of their earnings and make them go as far as possible. His advice this time was heeded by men outside bis congregation. As if in an swer to his supplications, a heavy rain fell that night and continued throughout the next day, and the mills started up and worked just eight days before the supply again gave out and operation eeased. In his farewell sermon Rev. Mr. Ford told his congregation he would pray for rain as soon as he crossed the river into another county and bade them to prepare to return to work. The next morning—yesterday— he took his departure, and three hours after he left Bokhoma the heaviest rain in more than a year set in. For six hours—an hour for every month of the drought—it poured in torrents without ceasing—Bok homa, [Okla,, dispatch to Balti more Sun . Another Grumpacker. Representative Bennett, of New York, has offered a bill for the amendment of the appointment act of the fifty-sixth Congress re ducing the representation of states which deny to negro citizens the right of franchise. Mr. Bennett’s bill specifies the reduction he would have made, giving Alabama five instead of nine representa tives; Arkansas five instead of seven; Florida two instead of three; Georgia six instead of elev en ; Lousiaua four instead of sev en; Mississippi three instead of eight.; North Carolina seven in stead of ten ; South Carolina three instead of seven ; Texas thirteen instead sixteen, and Virginia sev en instead of ten. Words to Freeze the Soul. “Your son has Consumption. His oase is hopeless,” These ap palliug words were spoken to Geo. E. Bleven3, a leading merchant of Springfield, N, C., by two expert doctors—ouo a lung specialist. Then was shown th9 wonderful power of Dr. King’s New Discov ery. ‘‘After three weeks use,” writes Mr. Blevens, ‘’he was as well as ever. I would not take all the money in the world for what it did for my boy.” Infallible for Coughs and Colds, its the safest, surest cure of desperate I Lung diseases on earth. 50c. and $100. All druggists. Guarantee jsatisfaction. Trial bottle free. / ' I ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY. i Rural Carriers Appointed. Will Locate in Spencer. Wedding This Week. Stanly Enterprise, April 1. M. M. Clark will move his fami ly to Spencer, where he has open ed a barber shop. “Mich” is a fine barber. Miss Annie Kizer arrived Fri day and spent Saturday and Sun day with her sister Mrs. A. L. Pat terson . Miss Kizer is always a welcomed visitor to Albemarle. The bill looking to the sale of the old court house, in Albemarle, and to the issuing of bonds for the purchase of a site and erection of a new one passed the House, but was “killed” in the Senate. Rep resentative Campbell gave us this iuformetion on Monday. The county was hardly ready for this venture just at present, but the plan is a good one, and it would be well for our people to keep it in mind until the next session of our Legislature. B. G. Whitley has been appoint ed carrier on Albemarle Route 8, with Willie Carter as substitute. And Robert L. Greeu on Norwood Route 1, with A, D. Green as substitute. Arnold A. Crowell, is to be mar ried on Wednesday of next week to Miss Lizzie L. Vickers, who lives near Mt. Gilead. Mr. Crow ell lives about 6 miles northeast of Albemarle, and is a well known farmer and one of the county’s best citizens. Sume Timely Comments. It may be seriously questioned whether it does more harm than good to send out a lot of small children on the streets of a small town or city to raise money for the church . It is annoying to a great many people to be continu ally accosted by a swarm of little ones. Better for the official mem bers to take a subscription book and present the matter in a busi ness like way—first to all the members of the church, then to the friends among ihe outsiders. This will usually bring in ten times as much as the small coin collected by the little ones. When the church house is in need of re pair it is tne duty ot the trustees to raise the money and do it. Do not make a pack-horse out of the little ones of the League, Mission ary Society, or Sunday school, to carry the financial burdens which belong to the whole church.— Itinerant, in North Carolina Christian Advocate. ---- • Try it on Your Grouchy Husband. When it rains in the London Zoo hot milk is fed to the lions, tigers and monkeys. It has been found that rain “gets on the nerves” of these animals, and that the hot milk produces content ment and sleep. The hot milk treatment might be tried on our grumpy friends, and we wouldn’t have to wait for rain, at that. The London Zoo man says the wolf perks up the minute his in ctinct. tells him rain is approach ing, and when the rain comes down he is so happy he wouldn’t hurt a fly. The snakes also are in their best humor when the weather is wet. As soon as the inonKeys are seen clasping their hands over their heads the keepers know it is time to put the milk on the fire. The hands in this posi tion are described as the primi tive umbrella, the hands over the head forming the only shelter the monkey knows.—New York Press. -• • Swept Oner Niagara. This terrible calamity often happens because a careless boat man ignores the river’s warnings growing ripples and faster current -Nature's warnings are kind. That dull pain or ache in the back warns you the kidneys need atten tion if you would escape fatal maladies—Dropsy, Diabetes or Bright’s disease. Take Electric Bitters at onoe and see Backache fly and all your best feelings re turn. “After long suffering from weak kidneys and lame back, one $1 00 bottle wholly cured me,”' writes J. R Blankenship, of Belk,, Fenn. Only 60c at all druggists.. / . k .. Or; .