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The Carolina Watchman.
A Home Newspaper Published . ' tu Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs. ' . ' - ' - - — r- — —.--— _ VOL. V. No. 18. Salisbury, N. C., Tuesday, April 20th, 1909. Wm, H. Stewart, Editor. SOME RESULTS OBTAINED By the Methods of the Farmers’ Co-opera tive Demonstrative Work in North Carolina C. R. HUDSON, STATE A GENT, L. A. Lipe, Mt. Pleasant N. C , broke his laud 16 inches deep and harrowed it three times before planting. This was red clay laud on which a crop of wheat grew the year before. He used 130 pouuds of 8-3 3 fertilizer without any ma nure. For the first cultivations he used the weeder. For the last two he used the cultivator. In all the calculations made be low labor is figured at $1 00 per day for a man and $1.00 per day for a horse. Stable manure is figured at $2 50 per ton. Land that makes 50 bushels of corn per acre is counted as making $10 00 worth of stover Rent of land is figured at $5 00 per acre. Mr. Lipe figures his results as follows: Cost of labor per acre $ 7 20 Cost of feriilizer per acre 2.00 Rental val. of land per acre 5 00 Total cost 14 20 Value of stover 10 00 Net cost (yield of corn per acre 60 bus.) 4 20 Cost per bushel .07 R. F. Lmeberger, Mt. Holly, N. C , made seventy-six bushels of corn per are ou a red clay loam soil. In November he broke the soil to a depth of 10 to 12 inches and harrowed it well three times before planting. He cultivated five times. He used four one-horse loads of stable manure an 1 700 pounds of home-mixed ferti ize.s analyzing about 8-2-2. He p ant ed Virginia white corn. H's fig ures show: Cost of labor per acre 112.50 Cost of fertilizer per acre 9 25 Rental value of land 5.00 Total cost ner acre 26.75 Value of stover 15 00 Net cost per acre 11.75 Cost per bushel .154 J. W. Lentz, Statesville, N. C., grew sixty bushels of corn per acre ou sandy loam soil. This land was broken five inces deep, was uiBueu i>wiu« anu uanuwwu uucw uw fore planting. Hb harrowed twice after planting and cultivated four times. From his figures we get ths following results: Cost of labor per acre $ 6.75 Five tons barnyard manure 10.00 Total cost 16.75 Value of stover 11.00 Net cost per acre 5.75 Rent of land—one-third of corn leaving forty bushels at a cost of 14 cents per bushel. Samuel Younf, of Reidsville, N. C., had some light sandy loam soil which had previously grown alfalfa. He broke this ten inches deep and used 1500 pounds of poultry manure which he valued at $8 00. He thoroughly harrowed the soil three times before plant ing to get it in good condition and cultivated it five times after the corn was planted. His figures on this basis shows as follows: Cost of labor per acre $15.00 Cost of manure 8.00 Rental value of land 5 00 Total cost per acre ■ 28 00 Value of stover per acre 20 00 Net cost per acre 8.00 Yield of corn per acre. Cost per buphel .07 H. W. Thrower, Mecklenburg county, gives his summary as fol lows: Cost of labor per acre $14 00 Cost of manure per acre 6 00 Cost of fertilizer per acre 3 00 Rental value of laud 5.00 Total cost per acre 28 00 Yield of corn 100 bushels acre. Cost per bushel ,08 S. A. Dean, Barber, Rowan county, N. C. Dark sandy loam soil with red subsoil, broken six inches deep, and planted in Week ly’s prolific corn in four foot rows, 18 inches apart in the drill. Be ing good laud, no manure or fer tilizer used. No account was tak en of the stover which at least was Continued on page 6, SfATESViLLE AND IREDELL COUNTY. Old Fiddlers Convention. County Com missioners Wrestling With Hard Propositio Statesville Landmark, April 13th. R. B. Joyner, who was jerket down and injured last week by hi cow, has been resisting well thi past few days and his condition ii gradually improving. License has been issued for th< marriage of Jno, T. Bailey anc Miss Archie Lefler, both of tin vicmty of Mt. Ulla. A. W. Hicks, of Spencer, re. turned home last evening aftei spending Easter with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Hicks, in Sharpesburg township. The old fiddlers’ convention at the opera house last night by the colored folks was a great success The old time melodies, played on fiddles, banjoes and other stringed instruments, in the old time w ay, by old and young self-trained mu sicians, pleased a large audience composed of both races. In the Federal court at Greens boro last week Judge Boyd an nounced that hereafter he would hold, in cases of retailing, that a person who buys liquor from an illegal dealer is guilty of aidio g and abbetting in the violation of the law. All of which means that the folks who patronize blind tigers will not hereafter be willing witnesses in Judge Boyd’s court, The county ccommissiouers yes terday wrestled with the proposi tion to change the location of the jail. Citizens who desired a change offered subscriptions to the amount of $1,000 and urged the advantage's of a change of lo cation. After looking over the ground the commissioners decided that if a lot is given the county free of cost, between the present jail and the Lutheru church, and adjoining proporty owners of fer no objection, the location will be changed . This is practically impossible proposition and means that the site of the jail will not be changed. The contractor, who was in town yesterday, says ma terial will begin arriving in about two weeks and work on the exca vation will begin in about two weeks, iheideaisto locate the new jail between the present jail and the court house, near the pres ent structure and use the old jail until the new one is completed. A Tribute to the Doctor. From this human bond between doctor and people and from the people’s utter dependence upon him for the miuistry of his pro fession it follows that the doctor’s relation to the people should be one of sympathy. No normal hu man heart is hard. No rightl poised human spirit is impervious to the mute appeal of helplessuo-s or is unmoved by the cry of suf fering wrong from a mail by the power of pain? There is a soul sympathy essential to the doctor’s work which links him to suffering man. As comrades in common conflict they jointly fight the bat tle of health againBt disease, of life against death. Down through the valley where the river and ocean meet, in dark uncertainty the fight goes on. And if the vic tory is achieved and death is van quished and the sick one lives the faithful doctor feels virtue go out .-«• If I___i. L „ 1 i- ^ « Ul iJ IUJOD11 UOVUMIDO upon unuo-i of that one’s safety he has laid a lavish contribution from heart as well as from head.—From an address of Dr. McGenee, of Reids ville, at a recent meeting of the Guilford County Medical Society. Rheumatic poisons are quickly and surely driven out of the blood with Dr. Shoop’s Rheumatic Rem edy—liquid or tablet form. Dr. Shoop’s booklet on Rheumatism plainly and interestingly tells just how this is done. Tell some Buf ferer of this book, or better still, write Dr. Shoop, Racine, Wis., foi the book and free test samples Send no money. Just join with Dr. Shoop and give some sufferei a pleasant surprise. Cornelisor & Cook. SUGGESTIONS FOR FARMER AND FAMILY, ■ Be Willing lo Assist Your Carrier in His i Work—It is to Your Interest. 1. Don’t delay your carrier by I asking him to wait a minute until , you can write a note. Remember , he has a schedule to make and de , lays are sometimes dangerous. 2. Buy your stamps, cards and envelopes ahead. Your carrier always has a supply. But if you are out of stamps, why just put the right change enclosed in a piece of paper, so as to keep the carrier from chasing pence in the box And don’t forget that your carrier is too poor to carry change and the one legal tender is postage stamps and cards. So if a dollar and one letter to mail are in the box, why simply expect 49 beauti ful views of George Washington in exchange. 3 Please don’t expect your car rier to write you a card or letter. His time while on the-‘root” be longs exclusively to Uncle Sam, and delay might cause him to miss connection and throw somebody’s valuable letter behind. 4. Always see that vour mail box is placed to your carrier’s right hand as he drives. Rembomber that Uncle Samuel doeB not want his carriers to stand up or dis mount to put mail iu the boxes. y. Have an eye single to good roads and bridges. Don’t expect your carrier to keep the automatic aates in whack. Remember your wife, daughter or sweetheart wishes to drive sometime and you don’t want her to get out in the mud to open and close gates and repair bridges, and bear further in mind that Imd roads is the biggest tax you carry. G. Please don’t add the words, “In haste” or “Rush.” They do not add anything at all to the let ter’s dispatch. if Mark Twain were a mail <1 .spatcher he would lay them over a day iu the ice box to cool off and get over the rush. And to be sure it does not go to the dead letter office, write your name and address on the upper left-hand corner of your letter or package. 7. Be sure not to pile any brush and' obstructions in front of ycur mail box, but occasionally put a drop of oil on the lock. 8. If you have a mess sga to send in haste for the doctor or other wise hand your “rooter” a penny and he will write a postal for you as he rides. D >n’t forgot memories are treacherous, and that penny goes somewhere towards lessening the postal deficit that we read about. 9. Don’t stop your carrier and ask him “the news!” Remember that there are good daily papers to be had at $1 per year up to $6, there are tri-weeklies that are al most as good as dailies for $1 per y-ar, then there are good conntry weekly papers, and magazines in abundance, to say nothing of the splendid farm papers. Good news papers and magazines are first class educators, and there are no families that can aff ord to be without them. 10. And finally, dear patrons, just think a moment what rural free delivery has done for you. It annually saves you $10,000,000 that would be spent in time going to the p'.st-t flics. You have no “bacdwoods;” you are all up to date, and don’t have to go to po litical meetings to learn how to vote, for we bring your daily pa pers. You do your own reading, thinking and voting. me iDoney uius sa-vwu mis en abled you to send your children to better schools, to buy better im proved implements for your farms, musical instruments for your daughters, to build bett er school houses and become a more enligh tened people. Uncle Sam has fairly bestowed all these blessings and in return only asks our patrons to ‘‘come across” a«d heed the above suggestion—and give us good roads for our weary, way-worn “creeters” to travel. E. D. Pearsall. • --- Builds up your whole body. Regulates the bowels, ckars the blood, aids digestion, makes you well from head to feet That’s what Hollister’s Rocky Mountain Tea will do, greatest spring regu ator. Tea or Tablets, 35c. Cor nelison & Cook, ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY. Salisbirians as Visitors. County Sur»eyo Miller Making Maps. Stanly Enterprise, April 15th. Mrs. Eva Burris, wife of McCoy Burris, died Saturday morning. Her remains were interred on the following day at Silver Springs church cemetery. Mrs. C. D. Rose and little son, of Salisbury, are visiting her par ents, Mr, and Mrs. S. H, Milton. JMisa Grace Coggin, of Salisbury, is visiting relatives and friends here, the guest of Miss Daisy Smith. The Journal says the Southern Power Company has reached Mon roe with the line of towers for i s wires. The material for the tow ers has been placed on the grounds in Albemarle, and it is but a mat ter of only a short time until the liue will be ready for the wires and current between Monroe and Albe marle and on to Salisbury. C. M. Miller, who is making surveys for the new official map of Stanly county, has completed his work m Guilford cuhnty and is now here with his entire force sur veying Stanly. He has three ex perinced surveyors making sur veys in variour parts of the county and expects to complete the map and have them ready for delivery about next September. The map will be sold by subscription only and Mr. Miller’s surveyors are au thorized to take orders As soon as complete the map will be copy righted, so no one else can sell them except authorized agents. Everybody is warned that unscru pulous agen's sometimes try to palm off cheap state map9 for the official county map. No one should pay for a map until he sees his own name on the map. Trinily Coi.ege fclaiogtie The Catalogue of Trinity Col lege for the year 1909 has just come from the press and is now ready for distribution . The typo graphical work is of a high order and the volume of 175 pages pres ents a most attractive appearance. Trinity offers three groups of stud ents leading to the Bachelor of Arts degree. Excellent opportun ity is offered to those who wish to study Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering. The recently, established Department of Educa tion offers a number of coaraes de signed for those who expect to be come teachers. A statement of the three years’ course of study leading to the Bachlor of Laws degree is given. The catalogue shows addition to the Library during the year end ing February 1, 1909, of 1,938 bound volumes and 2,320 pam phlets. The total attendance in Trinity College and Trinity Park School for the current year 490, with the total number of teachers and offi cers 53. This catalogue may be secured by addressing D. W. Newsom, Registrar of Trinity College, Dur ham, N. C. — --- Better Look up the Law, Along about this time cf year is a good time to read up on the law in regard to kindling fires out of doors for the purpose of burning trash, stumps, etc. It is against the law to start fires on lands without first giving three days no tice to owners of lauds adjoining that on which fire is to be started. Be careful with fire is good advice, no matter who gives it.—Monroe Enquirer. Swept Over Niagara. This terrible calamity often happens because a careless boat man iguores the river’s warnings growing ripples aud 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 once and see Backache fly and all your best feelings re turn. “After long suffering from weak kidneys aud lame back, one $1 00 bottle wholly cured me,” writes J. R. Blankenship, of Belk, Tenn. Only 60o at all druggists. SENATOR BAiLEY TALKS. Expresses Opinion About President’s Prep aration for the High Office. Asserting that he had heard it reported that President Taft would veto the pending census bill if it did not provide for the placing the appointments of census employes under the civil service commission, Senator Bailey, in a spe oh on the bill in the Senate to-day, declared that if the “President had thus early in his administra tion undertaken to coerce Con gress, he would find that the ex perience of the last seven years was a holiday compared with what the next four years would be.” Mi. Bailey said : “I am one of the men who sincerely hope that the president will distinguish him Belf in his great office. I hope that his administration will be an uumixed blessing to all the peo ple, but I do not hesitate to say that no man ever had a less de sirable preparation for it than the present occupant of that high of fice. He went from the bench, where tne tendency is toward a certain kind of tyrany. There is scarcely a Federal iudge in the United States of 20 years of ser vice who has not become arbitrary, irritable and sometimes tyranio. I do not mean that this experience, would corrupt him in the sense of making him veueal, but it tends to corrupt him in the sense that it teaches him to oppose his will against all obstacles.” Mr. Bailey continued: “This distinguished gentleman went from the bench to the Philippine Island, which country is without auv constitution and where his single word was the will of a great people. He deserves the highest eulogy that human language can frame, or human lips can pro nounce, if m the surroundings he kept burning in his breast the de vine fire of c institutional liberty He came back and then entered the War Department, and took absolute ^control of the great work of building a canal on the isthmus, and that he has seen to its progress as well as any man could have done, I Lear cheerful witness. “So as I say that no man ever went to a worse school in which to learn to be President of the United States than the present occupant of the White House. I hopp, and I do not expess the hope without coupling it with a belief that morally and intellectually he has been strong enough to pro tect himself from this baneful in fluence. I hope he has not sent a message to Congress threatening us with a veto if we do what he does not wish us to do.”—Wash ington dispatch. A Quaint Gath. What is regarded as the quain test oath still in use is that taken by the high court judges in the Isle of Man, the terms of which are as follows: “By this book and the contents thereof, and by the wonderful works that God hath miraculously wrought in the heaven above and the earth be neath in six days and six nights, I d® swear that I will, without re spect of favor or friendship, loss or gain, consanguinity or affinity, envy or malice , execute the laws of this isle justly between party and party as indifferently as the herring backbone doth lie in the midst of the fish. So help me God and the contents of this book,”-—■ Chicago Journal. Any lady reader of this paper will receive, on request, a clever “No Drip” Coffee Strainer Coupon privilege, from Dr. Shoop, Racine, Wis. It is silver-plated, very pretty, and positively prevents all dripping of tea or coffee. The Doctor sends it, wiih his new free book on “Health Coffee” simply to introduce thiB clever substitute forreal 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. LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY. Old Negress Remembered Church. Farme Has Calf with no Hind Feet. Lexington Dispatch. April 14t.h. While the family of W. G. Hin kle was at church Sunday Osca: Hill stole a pistol, a lady’s watch money and other articles, from th< house. He was arrested and ii now in jail. Hill has been work ing for Mr. Hinkle. As soon as the present docket ir the United States court at Rich mond is relieved, S. W. Siebert, well known in Lexington, will be tried for using the mails for fraud ulent purposes. The charge is thai he and his father, Chrispophei Siebert, preteuded that they con ducted bureaus in various parts of the country and advertised tc the effect that they would furnish employment to companions, get jobs for people out of work and se cure positions for servants, etc. The alleged graft came in when the defendants demanded a stamp for reply. It is said they got money through this source. A Richmond paper says that the younger Sie bert takes all the blame on his shoulders, and it is supposed that the older man will be allowed to go tree, the statement is made that Mrs. Siebert, mother of the young man, doesu’tknow anything about it, and the son is quoted as saying that the news would kill her. Siebert junior is remember ed here as the man who operated the first electric plant. If the charges against him are substan tiated, he will likely get several years in the federal prison at At lanta. J. L. Zimmerman, of Route No. 4, in the Enterprise section, has a curiosity at his barn that is at tracting attention, same being a calf born without hind feet. One leg is longer than the other, but neither is quite long enough and there is no sign iff noof on either. The calf, however, is getting along all right and manages to hobble around on its stubs. Unusual interest attches to the placing of a brass railing and a beautiful plush curtain in the choir space at the Presbyterian church, for the reason that the railing, which is costly, was paid for by money bequeathed to the church by Aunt Jennie Payne, a n <1 uw U1UU HU UU HU vanced age several years ago. She was a slave of the Payne family in this caunty and had been a mem ber of the Presbyterian church all her life, her membership dating back to the time when the negroes attended the “white folks’ church,” in ante-bellum days. When she died she gave a third of her Bmall estate to the Presbyte rian congregation, a third to the colored Presbyterian church and a third to a daughter. With the money the P resbyterian people have bought a railing, and will have the old negress' name inscrib ed thereon in remembrance of her. Turned the Officials Out. The State Supreme Court to-day rendered a judgment of ouster against Mayor J. P. Harsha, of Hutchinson, all of the city officials and the city itself. The charge against the mayor and other offi cials was that they parmittedviola tions of the prohibitory law and that ’‘joints” and disorderly houses were given police protect ion upon payment of a monthly fine,—Topeka, Kan,, dispatch. -- • The old fashioned way of dosing a weak stomach, or stimulating the Heart or Kidneys are all wrong. Dr. Shoop first pointed out this error. ThiB is why his prescrip tion—Dr. Shoop’s Restorative— is directed entirely to the cause of these ailments, the weak inside or controlling nerves. It isn’t so difficult, says Dr. Shoop, to strengthen a weak Stomach, Heart, or Kidneys, if one goes at it correctly. Each inside organ has its controlling or ins'do nerve. When the nerves fail, then those organs surely must falter. These vital truths are leading druggists everywhere to dispense and recom mend Dr. Shoop’s Restorative. Test it a few days, and see! Im provement will promptly and sure ly follow. Sold by Cornelison & Cook. WANT HIM PARDONNEO r Gov. Kitchen Being Appealed to for Re lease of Bank Defaulter. Governor Kitchen to-day gave a ■ hearing to advocates and oppo ■ nents of a pardon for Thomas W. Dewey, who is serving a six years’ i sentence in the penitentiary for defalcation as cashier of the Mer chants Bank of Newbern which wrecked that institution. A little over three years of the sentence have been served and the plea for the pardon at this time would come as a worthy act of mercy to ward a repentant man whose of fense was not at all one of inten tional or deliberate crime and the stricken family of the prisoner, including his aged mother, who is now 80-odd years old, and his de voted wife and little children. There are filed with the Governor letters from the trial judge, the solicitor, members of the jury and hundreds of citizens from differ ent parts of the State urging that the pardon be granted. The prin cipal spokesman for the applicants for the pardon to-day was ex-Judge W. S. O’B. Eobinson, of Goldsbo ro. Charles U. Harris, of Raleigh, also appeared as counsel for Mr. Dewey. With them were Hon. B. r. Avcock, Hod. J. Y. Joyner and C. S. Wooten, of LaGrange. Op posing the pardon were L. H. Cut ler, J. B. Blades and M. Marks, who were active in the manage of the bank that Dewey’s defalca tions wrecked. They oppose ex ective clemency on the ground that not only the proper punish ment of the prisoner, but the ef fect of the sentence as a detereut to others in positions of the trust requires that the pardon be not granted. The Governor took the case under consideration and will probably not take action for some weeks yet. This is the second ef fort to secure a pardon, the for mer application having been to Governor Glenn. He issued i formal statement declining to ex tend executive clemency just a a short time before he tetired from office. — Raleigh correspondence Charlotte Observer. -• -— Bids Him a Long Farewell. Now that he has gone from the sphere of potent misohief we shall rejoice to be relieved of further obligation in the premises. If he will be content with the shades of private life and leave to those on whom the people have developed the power, the task and responsi bility of running the government, we shall take pleasure in letting him severely alone except on those occasions when some ghost of his misdeeds must needs be laid, or when there is a call to point a moral or adorn a tale by recalling one of his many miscarriages of justice and policy. That he will abstain from officious meddling with affairs which have passed in to far abler and more prudent hands we scarcely dare hope. For his past record betokens a vanity and itch for leadership as insati ate as those which have neutraliz ed the useful qualities of Mr. Bryan. We wish him well now that he is no longer a source of immediate menace to the peace and prosperity of the country. May Mr. Roosevelt live long and prosper, is our sincere and cordial wish. That never again may the destines of this land and the liber ties of this elope fall into his clut ches, is our earnest prayer.—Vir ginian Pilot. norusio freeze me soul. “Your Bon has Consumption. His case is hopeless.” These ap palliug words were spoken to Geo. E. Blevens, a leading merchant of Springfield, N. C., by two expert doctors—one 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 Lung diseases on earth. 50c. and $1 00. All druggists. Guarantee satisfaction. Trial bottle free.