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The Carolina Watchman;
A Home Newspaper Published tno Interest of the Pecfple and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs. Vol. V. No. 25. . Salisbury, N. C., Tuesday, June 8th, 1909. Wm, H. Stewart, Editor. Rowan’s Confederate Monument. The above is a half-tone engraving of the beautiful monument erected to the memory of the Row an Confederate soldiers and unveiled May 10th, 1909. It is situated at the intersection of West Iunes and North Church streets and fac°s southeast. Its erection was due to the efforts of the Daughters of the Confederacy who worked in season and out of season during the past ten years for the accomplish ment of their purpose. They selected and purchased the 1 eautiful group which surrounds the granite pedestal. The original contract for the group was for $10,000, but this amouut was later considerably redueced. The old soldiers and numerous citizens raised the funds, $1 5000, for the purchase and erec tion of the granite base. This being completed the monument was made ready fo^ the unveiling exer cise and the programme prej ared, as published at the time, was successfully carried out. The inscriptions cn the four sides of the pedestal, is as follows: Northeast side: They Gave their lives and fortunes for Constitutional Liberty aud State Sover eignty in Obedience to the Teachings of the Fathers, who framed the Constitution aud Established the Union of these States. Southwest side: Soldiers of the Confederacy: Fame has given you an Imperishable Crown. His tory will recall Your Daring Valor, Noble Sufferings aud Matchless Achievements, to the Houor and Glory of our Land. Northwest side: Deo Viudice. R. I. P. Southeast side: In Memory of Rowan s Confederate Soldiers, that their Heroic Deeds, Sublime Self-sacrifice aud undying devotion to Duty and Country May Never be Forgotten. 1861-1865. (The handsome engraving herewith was ordered in ample time for use on the day of the unveil ing, but owing to a mistake on the part of the engraver, it was not received uutil now, hence this ex planation and additional matter on the subject at this time.) 6FN. YOUNG'S AD RESS. Some Facts and Figures Worth Preserving in Regard to the Confederacy.. With this issue of The Watch man we resproduce the remarks of Gen. Bennett H. Young, of Kentucky, on the occasion of the unvciliug of the Confederate mon ument here, Monday, May 10th. They were as follows: Comrades and Ladies and Gentle men : It was kind and generous of you North Carolinians to ask me, a Kentuckian, to come and help you dedicate this beautiful me morial to your precious dead—sa cred to that Bublime cause, for which the South made immeasur able tribute in the dirk days of 1361 05. A State which cun say of its s ildiers : they were first at Bethel, farthest at Gettysburg and strong est and last at Appomattox, has a crown of glory which satisfies j every impulse of chivalry and will ever be radiant on the pages of human history. It riquired 20 years to truly give this State its just and proper place in the splendid galaxy of heroic sacrifice during the Con federate war and. when the facts became fully known the story of North Carolina’s sevice, effort aud offering filled out,one of the bright est pages which ever recounted faithfully done duty. Years will come aud go, genera tion after generation will march along the appointed paths of life and pass into tbeforgebfulluess of tho grave, wars may rage and great battles may be fought. It may be that in the centuries to come, in conflicts yet unwaged, men may exhibit all that courage may de mand or that lovaity totruthmay require. They may aud will catch inspiration from the glorious ex amples of the sons of the old North State. They may equal your record, but in no race of any ago, or any clime enlisted under cause, can men surpass the record Nurth Carolinians made in the oivil war. This story will ever stand as a beacon light along the highways of courage and as an ex ample of heorism prove eternal a tho stars themselves. Those of us who passed the years covered by the civil war liv ed in an exc ptional period of ac tion. Tho South had attain-d a nigh place in cu'ture, refinement, chivalry aud patriotism. In its manhood and w manheod it stood at the very forefront of civiliza tion and it was reasonable and sure to produce the very highest typo ot soldiers and patriots and when the test came its people measured up to the noblest stand ard . Have you ever considered what that war really was? FACTS AND FIGURES. Iii the American revolution, lasting seven years, the killed weie only 3,400 and the wounded 6 400. In the war of 1812 covering a period of three years, 1,834 soldiers were killed and 4,300 wounded. While in the Mexican war of two years’ duration, accompanied by the invasion of an enemy’s country,only 1,482 men were killed and 8 450 wounded. How insignificant ate these mor tal ities compared to those the two armies suffered in the contest between the United States and the Confederate government. In the battles of the Wilderness and Spottslvania, counted by many as one conflict, the Confed erates killed and wounded 6,000 more of General Grant’s army than had been killed and wounded in all the wars in which English speak ng people had been engaged, on the American continent, since its discovery in 1492 In six battles. Sharpesburg, Sbveu Days, Stone River, Gettys burg, Chickamauga and Wilder ness, the Confederates killed and wounded 81,808 Federals, four times as many men as had been killed in the 870 years of Ameri can History, prior to 1861. These limited figures will impress upon you anew the vastness and fierce ness of the strugles in which the men of the Confederacy engaged. The war lasted 1,520 days. More than 2,200 battles, small and great, were fought. More than 600,000 men went diwn to deattj in this gigantic undertaking. May I incidentally call your attention to another fact, which stirs and quickens the Confederate heart. Relatively there have been more monuments erected to the Confederate cause than to any cause, where men have used stone and metal to memorealize human Continued on page 6. LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY. Prohibition Sentiment Growing. Businesi Improving. A New Rural Route. Lexington Dispatch, May 26th. Business is rather dull this week The farmers are at work. Thi rains have thrown them behind, Wheat is hastening to the harvest, The wet weather has almostruined cotton in some places hnd the crop generally is far behind.. Some have plowed up their planting and will put in other crops. The ladies of the civic league are to be commended for the work thev ta/e already done* and the citizens and officials of the town ought to aid them in ever? possi ble way both in work and money. The town should be cleaned up and made more beautiful. A day must be set aside for cleaning up day; or a day for each ward. All other prcgessive towns are doing this, and . Lexington is no better and no cleaner than the rest. Deputy Collector Davis made a visit to Davidson last week to see what he could sp<- about the amount of blockading going on. It seems that the oouuty is pretty free from uioonshining with the ex leptiou of a “dark corner” in Sil ver Hil) township, where a stil was broken up in March. Mr. Divis is a very active olliciai, rery conscientious and earnest, Hid has views on the wh skey irafiic and opinions about the sit ration now since prohibition has mine in. He says that he dues jot believe blockading has increas nl, that this section of the state s well ill hand. People are he mming more and more reconciled ;o p'ohibitiou, he thinks, and jhere is growing a stronger public lentimeut against violations of she law, a willingness on the part if people to aid the officers. Mr. Davis syas that captured whiskey should never be sold at auction, but should be forthwith destroyed. He believes in prohibition of ship ments into a dry state, by act of congress. Lexington manufacturers dur ing the last 14 days have received more orders for goods '.than they have during any liko pirod of this year; and the beauty of this is that this is usually put down as the dullest part of the year. Here’s hopin’ that the orders will keep a-comin’. A little negro boy caught steal ing from one of the stores yester day was held until his mamy could come to whom the situation was explained.. Having heard, she gazed in wrath upon the youngster, seized a board about so wide and about so long, and com menced making a noise like beat ing tan bark. She hit her sou on every part of his anatomy from his head to his heels, and he yelped keeuly when his heels were hit. However, he survived. A rural route from Lexington, which would be No, 7, is proposed and those desiring it are at work trying to get it established. It would serve a section that iB now with difficulty supplied by Nos. 1 and 2, and many of the people gr to Thomasville. The route will go out through Pilgrim, then through Holly Grove section, into the Grimes neighborhood, tc Fair Grove, via Esq John Bowers’, etc , back through the Sink neigh borhood, The new service ie needed and it is honed that it will be secured. The route would be 26 miles in length. A Thrilling Rescue. How Robert R. Lean, of Cheny, Wash., was savod from a frightfu death is a story to thrill the world “A hard cold,” he writes, brought on a desperate luug trouble that battled an expert doctor here. Th >i: I paid $10 to $15 a visit to a lunt specialist in Spokane, whodidnoi help me. Then 1 went to Califor nia, but without benefit. At Iasi I used Dr. Kings New Discovery which completely cured mo anc now I am as well as ever.” Foi Luug Trouble, Bronchitis, Coughi and Colds, Asthma, Croup anc Whooping Cough it is supreme. 50i and $1.00. Trial bottle free Guaranteed by all druggists. CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY. Impossible (or an Editor to Please Every bodv. Fined tor Selling Whiskey. The life of an editor is not al roses. If he pleases one factioi he displeases the other. He is ac cosed of saying too much about someone aud too little about an' other. If he suggests a remedj for any social evil a large part oi the community is profuse in its expression of disapproval. All licenses to sell whiskey here in diug stores expired at midnight on the 31st of May, and no liquor may be sold, even on prescription, until the licenses are rewarded. It is not known whether the coun ty commiesionert at their meeting next Monday will grant licenses or not. In the Police Justice a court last Tuesday the case of S. W. Williams, proprietor of the Fet zer Drug Store, came up for trial. There were three cases against him for violatiog the prohibition laws in selling whitkey without a prescription from a physician, He was represented by Messes. W. G. Means and T. D, Maness. wh o entered a plea of nolo conten dere for him Justice Puryear fined Mr. Williams $100. and th^ costs, making a total of $120. A plea was made to have this fine reduced, but this was not done. Beautify your own property all you can, then do all you can to' beautify s reefs. Be friendly with everybody and courteous to stran gers Y .ur own civility will make good impressions aim will be carrird away and ohesished. Mrs. G. W Gray, died last Tuesday night at her home in No. 1 township after a few weeks ill ness, aged about 65 years. She leaves a husband and eleven chil dren. The body was interred Wednesday afternoon at Rocky Ridge graveyard, the burial ser vices being conducted by Rev. T. W, Smith. We regret to note the seriouB illness of Capt. Wm. Propst at his home on East Depot street. His daughter, Mrs. C. W. Trice, and his son, Henry Propst, both of Lexington, came down to i be at his bedside. Bain Impeding Farm Work. Davidson, June 3—The very heavy rasn that has fallen from time to time throughout the day is not at all to the farmers liking certainly it was not desired by thosh who are still behind in corn corn planting. For one reason and another much replanting of corn and cotton has been necessa ry this spring. Complaint is quite general of poor stands of cotton. The flood rains two weeks ago did great damage in packing the soil so that sprouting seeds were una ble to shoot out and get a start before the heavy crust that conse quencely formed shut them in foi good and all. All in all the crop has not made a good or early start n this section, and the excess of moisture, or rather the comeug of soak’ng, not to say weshing roins to day will hardly improve things through showers wovld have been highlv beneficial to rnauj farms. Bottom lends have not yet ceen planted to corn in e number of instances and now there is another delay of a week or ter days.—Special to Charloote Obser' ver. In sickness, if a certain hiddoi: nerve goes wrong, then the orgar that this nerve controls will alsc surely fail. It may be a stomact nerve or it may have given streugtl aud support to the Heart or Kid nays It was Dr. Shoop that first pointed to this vital truth. Dr Sh cop’s Restorative was not madi to dose the Stomach nor to tern noraiily stimulate the Heart o: Kidneys. That o!d-fashioue( method is all wrong. Dr. Shoop’i Restorative goes directly to thesi 1 failing inside nerves. The remark able success of this perscriptioi demonstrates the wisdom of treat ' ing the actual cause of these fail ing organs. And it is indeed eas; to proye. A simple five or tet days test will surely tell. Try i once and see! Sold by Cornelisoi and Cook. STATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY. ■ Still Receiving Revenue on Spirits. / Booze Sale. Rowan Man Marries. 1 Statesville Landmark, June 4th. 1 The social event of the weekwas the marriage of Miss May Morri 1 son and Alfred J. Salley, which took place Wednesday night at the home of the bride’s father, J. K. Morrison, on east Broad street. While it was a simple home affair, there have been few prettier mar riages in Statesville. The cutting of what is probably the finest lot of grass in the coun ty—certainly there is none finer —was in progress this week on the farm of the Henkel Live Stock Co., on the eastern suburbs of Statesville. There are 18 acres in orchard grass on the farm and the first cutting was magnificent, the grass growing to a height of three and four feet. Cashier Roberts, of the office of Internal Revenue Collector Brown reports the following collections for May: Lists.$ 2,275,61 Spirits. 1,166.22 Cigars. 29.10 Tobacco. 187,594.08 Special Tax. 779-97 Total.$191,754.98 UUUtJl 1U 111 o> LI b 1U U1 local interest occnred in Asheville last Saturday when Miss Alice Brown, of Monbo, Catawba county and C. L. Plaster, of China Grove, were quietly united in wed lock. Miss Brown had been at Hot Springs, Ark., on a visit to her sisters living there and was met at Asheville by Mr. Plaster, who is at present in South Caro lina. They will make their home in South Caroliua temporarily. A crowd variously estimated at 150 or more attended the govern ment sale of brandy and whiskey at the Wallace herbarium on Meeting street Tuesday. Some were as spectators of course; others wanted to buy some of the remedy for strictly medical pur poses; others wanted to buy be cause they like the the ardent at all times and seasons; others wanted to buy and didn’t have the price, while still others were present in the hope of getting a free drink. A small sample was passed around but the quantity offered for sampling permitted of litt'e more than a smell. The 10 gallons of brandy an-d 11 gallons of whiskey were sold in gallon packages. The brandy brought from $4 to $4 05 a gallon, one gal lon selling for $410, and experts said it wasn’t very gocd brandy, either. The whiskey, the experts also a'erred, was scorched and an inferior article, but it sold readily at $3 per gallon and up, one gal lon selling for $4. An old colored man who bid on every gallon of the brandy put up won on the sixteenth trial, getting the last ga'lon. Live Lizard in Stomach. For mouths past Miss Sadie Maynard, daughter of J. M. May nard, of West Hickory, Catawba county, has complained of feeling something alive in her stomach, and during this time she had been in ill health. Treatment resulted in no alleviation of her troubles, and it was finally declared that only a surgical operation would give relief. A Dr. Gassaway, of Lenoir, was called, however, and after abminstering seme of the strongest germicides known, vom iting was induced, and the young woman threw up a live substance on the order of a spring lizard, but without hind legs or eyes and very little mouth. It lived five minutes. Later another similar substance was throw out The physician declares he knows noth ing of such a case, and can only ceuclude that the substance came from germs swallowed in drinking water, and then developed rapid ly owing to catarrhal condition of the stomach.—Lexington Dis patch , Mothers—Have you tried Hol lister’s Rocky Mountain Tea? It’s a great blessing to the little ones, kebps away summer troubles. Makes them sleep aud grow. 85 cents, Tea or Tablets.—Corueli son & Cook. | ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY. Line Completed to Salisbury. The Irre pressible Saleeby Organizes Class. Stanly Enterprise, June 3rd. Mrs. Rich Glover died Saturday night, May 22d, at her home at Misenheimer. She was a daughter of the late Solomon Ritchie. Southbound surveyors at work making a Blight change in the railroad survey on west side of town, due to location of new fac tory sites on the old right of way. Misses Annie and Alice Kizer, of Salisbury, are visiting their sis* ter, Mrs. A. L. Patterson. Mrs. Edgar Johnson, of Salis bury, spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Patterson. A. B Saleeby, that well known Sunday school worker of Salis bury, was down last week and or ganized a strong Baraca class at Century church. Ex-county commissioner Luther H. Boat, who lives some 6 miles west of Albemarle, is oritically ill with typhoid fever, and but little hope is entertained for his re covery. ine camps oi tne soutnern rower Company which have been station ed in this county were removed a few days ago, The line of steel towers is now complete from the home plant, by the way of Monroe and Albemarle, to Salisbury, and is now ready for the wires. Important Meeting in Charlotte. There was a meeting in the Sel wyn Hotel yesterday of several men representing large interests to perfect the final arrangements for the consolidation of several large granite companies around Salisbury, N C. Since this com pany has taken in the other con cerns it has a capital stock of one and a quartar million dollars with W. A. Esson, president; W. H. Ragland, vice president, and R. A. Smith, of Toronto, Canada, secre tary and treasurer. Another part of their business was the appointment of the Amer ican Trust Company, of Charlotte, as trustee for the new Esson Gran ite Co. This concern is prepared to fur nish an astonishing amount of granite and last year before the consolidation shipped 8,700 car 1 iads of granite. Those in the meeting were Messrs. A. H, Price, attorney; W. A. Esson, W. H. Ragland, of Salisbury; R. Horne Smith, of Toronto, and Jesse E. Roberts, of Chicago. The companies consolidated un der the new Esson Granite Co. are the Stacy Crushing Co., Dunn Mountain Granite Co., American Stone Co., Balfour Pink Granite Co., aud the Fairfield Granite Co,, of South Carolina. Scares Some of the Judges. Warm Springs, Ga,, June 3.— In his annual address before the Georgia Bar Association here to day President J. S. Merrill, of Thomasville, drew upon his per sonal reminiscence for illustra tions upon which he based an at tack upon the methods of certain courts, vigorously critising judgea who allow alternations among opposing attorneys, abuse of wit nesses on cross*examination, the discarding of coats, etc., ia the court room and chewing tobacco and spitting there, “A judge who allows such conduct permitting an attorney to abuse a witness or an other attorney puts his court in a plaue below the level of a dive,” he said. -- Tell some deserving Rheumatio sufferer, that there is yet one sim ple way to certain relief. Get Dr. Shoop’s book on Rheumatism and a free trial test. This book will make it clear how Rheumatio pains are quickly killed by Dr. Shoop’s Rheumatic Remedy—li quid or tablets. Send no money. The test is is free. Surprise some disheartened sufferer by first get ting for him the book from Dr. Shoop, Racine, Wib. Cornelisou & Cook.