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Vol. V. No. 25. Salisbury, N. 0„ Tuesday, June I5ih, 1909. Wm. H. Stewart, Editor.
STATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY. A Baptist Preachar Dies Suddedly. Much Damage by Storm. Statesville Landmark, June 11th. The prevailing price for cotton on the local mark't yesiorday was 111 cents the pound; wheat $1.55 bushel; corn, $1. Confederate veterans recalled that yesterday, 10th, was the an niversary of the battle of Big Bethel, the first battle of the civil war. Chief Conner, of the fire deoart ment. whs in Asheville this week to make arrangements for the ac commodation of the Statesville firemen dnringthe State Firemen’s Tournament there next month. The local firemen have "hit on” a novel idea. They will live in the open during their stay iu the mountain city and thus get the full benefit of the mountain air. They have secured a nice large ♦ent, and campiug outfit for the purpose. Rev. R. D. Haymore, of Mt Airy, a well-known Baptist preach er, died Sunday afternoon at Lau rel Springs, Alleghany countv, where he had gone to conduct a protracted meeting. He was just opening the service when taken ill. He walked outside, accompan ied by several friends. L iter I e was assisted to a residence near by, whore under medical at.tei - tion he somewhat revived. Later in the evening he became worse and died about sunset. The re mains were taken tc Mt. Airy Monday for burial. The severe rain and wind storm which visited Statesville and vi cinity Tuesday night did much damage to farm land, growing crops, roads and bridges. The downpour of rain was so heavy that cultivated land and roads were badly washed and the wind and rain together did considerable damage to wheat, oats and other growing crops. The streams of the county, es pecially iu the northern section, overflowed—the South Yadkiu riv er and Third, Fourth and Fifth creeks reaching the high water marks during the night — and many bridges and much meadow hay and bottom corn were either washed entirely away or badly damaged. It will cost the county thousands of dollars to replace the many bridges and repair the washouts in the roads. Suit for Malpractice. Wadesbo^p, June 4.—The June term of the Superior Court will be held next week, beginning Mon day, aud the docket is lengthy. Judge J. Crawford Biggs, of Dur ham, will preside. This term is devoted to civil business. One of the most important cases on the docket, aud the one which will pr< hably occupy the largest portion of the time of the court is the case in which Mrs. Reddie A. Kiker and her husband ask for damages from Dr. R. Armfiold and Dr. M. Brooks for malpractice. In her complaint Mrs. Kiker alleges that the phy sicians were called to see her in August. 1907, and that because of malplactice her child died and she underwent great pain aud was m danger of death. She also charges that the physicians were under the influuce of drugs and whiskey at the time. The phy sicians who are wellkuown practi tioners of Union county, deny the allegations of the complaint and c intend that they did all that could he done when called in the case. The cise is to be a hard-fought battle aud the outcome will bo watched with interest. H. H. Mc Lendon and E. F. Thomas appear for Mrs Kiker and L. D. Robinson, T. L. Cuudle and John T. Ben net represent the defendant. —Special to Charlotte Observer. Bill haB won her—pretty maid, A June bride she is to be Her peacy-cream complexion will not fade Because it’s Rocky Mountain Tea inlaid.—Cornelison & Cook. ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY. Hits the Loafers a Rap. Veterans Enjoyet the day in Spite of the Heavy Rains. Stanly Enterprise, June 10th. Mrs. Amanda J., wife of Rev. F A. Side®, of Plyler, died Tuesday morning after a severe aud linger ing illness. The utmost care of familv and physician was exerted, but to no avail. We still have one or two men iu this community who stand around on the street corners from morn ing until uigbt complaining about the town, their neighbors, their taxes and the weather. Such men are mighty common clay aud it is fortunate we have so few of them. Such men are of no use to the town, their families or their God. They seem to live but no one can see how. Like mosquitos aud Hies, they are not fatal but disa greeable to have about. It is not uecess-iry to publish the names of the two or three who infest this community for you all know them. The little son of Mr. and Mrs. Marshal Shankle fell from a tree the other day while gathering mul berries and received a bad cut on the forehead, which required the surgeon’s needle. Youi g Bruce is now doing well. □ The many friends here of Prof, H. A. Scott will congratulate him upon his election as cashier of the u**w uaiiK. tu> ivauwuuo the same time regretti' g that this has made it necessary for him to resign his position here as super intendent of the graded school. Although last Thursday proved to he a very rainy day, the veter ans of Stanly turned out in good ly number in a response to thi- in vitation from the local chapter of the United Daughters of the Con federacy. A sumptuous dinner was served, of which there was enough and to spare for everyone present. Col. John S. Hender son, of Salisbury, made an excel lent address, and the Efird band enlivened the occasion with mu sic. The day was much enjoyed. Damage by High Water. Parties in from this side or the Thunderstuck bridge report that Rocky River is booming to-day. At daybreak this morning the water was surrounding Boat’s Mill, and the lowlands had been flooded all a'ong the water course. This is the third freshet or overflow of the river this spring and much damage has resulted to land by washing andflooding. Mr. Daniel Boger has plowed one piece of land three times for planting, but has not yet been able to get it under cultivation. — Concord Tribune 5th Fiddles to Some Purpose. Roanoke, Va . June 9 —Harry Freeman, a white man arrested re cently and jailed at Christians burg for horse stealing, is being lionized by the society folks of that town. Freeman is a fine musician and is daily attending social functions accompanied by a jail guard. On Sundays he is taken by a guard to a fashionable church here he plays the violin in the choir. Freeman hails from Asheville, N. C. His trial is set for next month.—Special to Char lotte Observer, Strike* Didn’t Faze Him, Winston-Salem, June 8—All employes of the Mt. Airy & East ern Railway, a mountain line, op erating between Mt, Airy and Danube, Va , a distance of 1£ miles, went out on a strike to-day, That is, all of them struck except S. A. White, the superintendent of the line, who donned an engi neer’s jumper, took hold of thf throttle and ran the regular trail from Mount Airy to Danube auc back unassisted. The striking trainmen claiu that the management of the road which has been in the hads of f receiver since 1905, has failed t( pay them their salaries for a ion; time past. TURKISH LADY: “0 ALLAH, MUST I GET INTO THAT?” I-- J —Morris in Spokane Spokesman-Review. SENT UP FOR SEVEN YEARS. Reckless Chauffeur Receives Punishment for Killing a boy. William Darragh, the first au tomobile speeder to be tried for murder, who was convicted of manslaughter, in the first degree, was sentenced to not less than 7 and not more than '20 years in prison by Judge Mulqueen, who hinted that the next such offender might face capital punishment. “I am convinced,” said the court, in passing sentence, ‘‘that if you had been a rich man or a dissolute man the verdict would have been murder. The legal proof of murder was overwhelm ing, but not sv-jD the most sympa thetic jurror could acquit you of manslaughter. •‘A difficult situation confronts us today. The automobile has come to stay. Properly used it is a source of healthful recreation. It ] is an important factor in business, affords remunerative employment to many. But it is clear that its use is fraught with the gravest danger to the people. Therefore, all drivers and owners of these machines must be extremely care ful. Recklessness and negligence will subject them to severe pen alties. They must not seek their own pleasure or convenience at the risk of the pubi c. It is the paramount duty of the State to protect the lives of our people. “One of my colleagues, Judge swan, twt recently gave warning to the reckless drivors of automo biles. The district attorney has been di’igent, and the jurors have done their part, so that it is now incumbent on the court to repent the warning and to impose a sen tence that will drive the lesson home to all. The next man that comes to the bar of this court charged with this offence may pay the penalty with his life.” Darragh. who drove the machine of Chai'es E. Force, was on his way along Morningside avenue on the evening of March 27, going at 40 miles an h ur, when he reached One Hundred and Eighteenth street. There Ingvaard Trimble, aged 13, and several small boys were playing. The machine caught Trimble and he was lifted to the mudguard. Mortally injured, he was carried a block, till the body slipped off into the street, and Darragh raced on. He lied from the ciry and was caught in Port Arthur, Texas.—New York dis patch. After the “Blind Tigers.” Wilmington, Juue 10—Record er Furlong yesterday struck terror to the “blind tiger” contigent by sentencing Hartsfield Crandali, a young white man of unsavory rep utation, to 18 months on the , roads for liquor selling and gave i two negro sellers 12 months on Iht ; same charge.—Special to Charlotte Observer. Shaft Severs his Arm. Ellenboro, N. C , June 10.—A horrible accident occured yester day afternoon at Ellenboro when Will Martain, a lad of 1(5 years, caught his arm in a shaft and had it severed from hi“ body. Young Martain was employed in a wood shop where rough lumber is dressed and in some way his arm was caught in a shaft. His arm was wrapped around the mov ing shaft and completly pulled from his body. AIL the boy’s clothing was torn from his body, except one shoe and the femuor bune in his left leg was completely fractured. The bey was taken t . the Ruth erfordton hospital 5 J» o'boars later and ihere his arm was aputated at the shoulder. He is not expect ed by the doctors to live. [The man who seutout this dis patch ought to have sense enough to know it is unnecessary to am putate an arm that has beeu “completely pulled from his body.”—El>. Watchman.] How fo Live Long. A Paris contemporary has been instructing its readers how to live to a good age, drawing its conclu sions from the lives and writings of distinguished men. Michael Eugene Chevreul, the celebrated French chemist, who lived 108 yea s, was always very frugal in regard to his diet and considered a happy disposition to be an important factor contribut ing to his long life, Victor Hugo had a tablet on the wall of his house with the follow ing: * Rising at 6, dining at 10, supping at 0, retiring at 10 make the iifo of a man ten|times ten.” The secret of Molt.ke’s health lay m his great, moderation in all things. Sir Benjamin Ward Richardson declared that those who wished to reach a century must, neither smoke nor drink. They should eat sparingly of meat, work as lit tle as possible by artificial light, trouble themselves little about making a fortune and never allow ambition to rulo their lives,—Lou don Globe. Iu sickness, if a certain hidden nerve goes wrong, then the organ that this nerve controls will also surely fail. It may be a stomach uerve or it may have given strength and support to the Heart or Kid neys. It was Dr. Shoop that first poiuted to this vital truth. Dr. Shoop’s Restorative was not made t.o dose the Stomach nor to tem porarily stimulate the Heart or Kidneys. That old-fashioned method is all wrong. Dr. Shoop’s Restorative goes directly to these failing inside nerves. The remark able success of this perscription demonstrates the wisdom of treat ing the actual cause of these fail ing organs. And it is indeed easy to proye. A simple five or ten days test will surely tell. Try it once and see! Sold by Cornelisou and Cook. Lavie Items. Spring chickens are still too ex pensive to taste good to the fellow who has to buy them. Miss V iola Rattz is visiting her brother, W. F. Rattz, in Salis bury. Miss-Mock Neely, of Salisbury, is visiting her aunt, Mrs, V. M. Swaim . Among other things placed in the corner stone of the new court house was a list of the different county officers since the establish ment of the county in 1836. The gentleman of RandlemaD who is trying to interest our peo p*a in fuming a cotton mill in MocksV-ille vvas to have been here last wifek but was detained at home account of a sick child, and has not gotten here yet but may c 'me in the latter part of the week. Farmers in town yesterday re port that the rain of Tuesday even ing caused much damage to clover that had been cut iu the past few days and was yet in the fields, and that farmers are becoming dis couraged on account of being ao far behind with theii work, caused by so much rain. Growing Barley. There are several hundred far mers in Randolph county who have grown good cr^ps of barley this year. For several years far mers in Trinity, New Market and other points of the county, have gown barley. It ripens the first of May and much of it is now threshed. There is not only, a good yield of it but it furnishes early food for stock and hogs, and farmers who grow all their feed can use this to feed their stock or put on the market early. —Asheboro Courier, Crops Ruined, The heavy rains last Thursday and Thursday night did consider able damage throughout the county. The rainfall was about three and a half inches. Streams were swollen and great damage was done to small grain on bot tom lands After the big fresh ets last August destroyed the corn on low lands a great many fields of low laying lands were seeded in oats. The cats on these creek bottoms were fine and the rains ol last week practically ruined them, —Monroe Enquirer, Toll some deserving Rheumatic 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 Rheumatic pains are quickly killed by Dr Shoop’s Rheumatic Remedy—It quid or tablets. Send no'mouey The test is is free. Surprise som< disheartened sufferer by first get ting for him the book from Dr Shoop, Racine, Wib. Cornelisoi & Cook. CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY. Mr. Ross to Marry. Negro Shoots White - Man. Concord Times, June 10th. N. H. Darton, geologist of the United States Geological Survey at Washington, wbb here yesterday on business connected with the erection of our government build ing. His mission was in regard to building material and to report on local conditions, etc. It is expect ed that actual work on the build ing will he commenced in the sum mer or early fall. Scores of friends of the contract ing parties here ai d elsewhere will be greatly interested in the an nouncement that Thomas L Ross, of Kannapolis, and Miss Laura Leslie, of Concord, will be married next week. The ceremony will take place next Wednesday even ing, June 16, at 7 o’clock at the home of the bride’s mother, Mrs. M. B. Leslie, on West Depot street. * On last Tuesday morning W. S. Isenhour, foreman of D. B. Col trane’3 farm, in No. 2 township, was shot by Rob Black, a negro who had been working for him. The shooting occurred at Mr. Isen hour’s house, where he and the ne gro had some words. Black pick ed np a stick and started toward Mr. Isenhour, when the latter grabbed a hoe to defend himself. The negro then pulled a pistol and shot five times at Mr. Isenhour. Only one bullet hit him, however, entering the lower part of his arm and ranging upward to the elbow, where it emerged. One of the bullets grazed his vest. The ne gro made his escape, and has not been apprehended Mr. Isenhour is getting along very well, A Novel View. The editor of the Raeford Facts and Figures has worked it out to show that there is more work in playing a gtrmtf of baseball than j cutting a cord of wood, I Why, then, do men prefer to j play ball? Here is the conclusion-! it has reached : “The reason the boys would rather play ball is because the folks would rather see them play than see them work. When have you heard of a man’s being ap pauled because he d'd some use ful sorvice. When?”—News and Observer, Valuable Mud. America leads the world in the production of mud—not cheap, low grade mud, but mud of a very expensive quality. Our mud is not packed in neat boxes, labeled, “Made in America” and protected by tariff from the pauper mud of Europe. It is spread out thickly over millions ot miles ot our coun try reads. Only one mile in fourteen rf America’s roads can be said to be really improved. The rest are mud — deep narrow streaks of sticky, oozy mud. The farmer fights with mud when he takes his load to market. It is said to cost him twenty-five cents a ton per mile to haul his produce, while the thrifty Frenchman on mudless roads does it for half as much. The American farmer pays for his mud in, decreased profits, in harder labor, in poorer schools; hiswife in isolation and loneli ness. Nor is the farmer the only one who pays the mud tax. The city man who thinks he is 1 uying eggs is buying also mud. Mud puts its price upon our bread, our meat and our fuel. Three hun dred million dollars a year is the estimated cost of muddy roads. We can think of no way in which our people could get less fun for the same money.—(From “Suc cess Magazine.”) -■ m — — Mothers—Have you tried Hol lister’s Rocky Mountain Tea? i It’s a great blessing to the little ■ ones. keepB away summer troubles. Makes them sleep and grow. 85 i cents, Tea or Tablets.—Comeli son & Cook. LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY. Some Pointed Reference to our Alleged Prosperity. Why He was a Socialist. Lexington Dispatch. Jane Sth. The family of Chas. H. Ken ley has received a check from the insurance department of the Jun ior Order for $800. The inoident calls to mind the fact that this fraternal organuization, through its insurance, has done a lot of good in Lexington. A citizen who wears a most on ery beard and a pair of specs was reading The Appeal to Reason, a socialist paper that appeals to auything but reason, and on being hailed by an acquaintance who asked him if hb was a socilalist, he said he was, but that his new party—he has been a republican —didn’t havea leader in Davidson county. “All we lack is a leader,” he de clared. “The old parties is no good,” he said. “The republicans took our bread away and the dem ocrats took the booze.” “Is that why you are a socia list?” he was aBked, “Yes,” he replied. "Any par ty that takes my ration and liok er from me won’t git my vote no more.” And then he began to arguing about the Alton steal. It will be gross injustice t*> make owners of certain alledged autimobiles in Lexington pay $5 registiation fee the 1st of Jnly, but according to law every owner of a chug-chug must come across at that time, and pay a dollar a year to boot. The provision as to speed however, will not affect some of the machines; on the con trary if a law were passed reguir ing them to make five miles an hour, the owners would most like ly be arrested for violation of the law. This town needs some real devil wagons. Thomasville’s got ’em and if Lexington can’t place with the chair town first thing you know they will be talking about moving the cjurthouse over there/. ■ A manufacturer, who is getting the very same price he got for his goods seven years ago, was talking with a Dispatch man the other day and gave the following compara tive pticeB :Flour, then $1.60 now $3.75; meat 6, now 12centB; mix ing 80, how $1.80; corn 35, now 95 centB per bushel. Meanwhile wages has increased obout 25 or 30 per cent, Everything that the workingman or the manufacturer has to buy has increased in prioe, while the price of labor and of the manufactured article is almost the same, especilly the price of la bor, for a few manufactured arti cles have gone up. Our prosperi ty—the prosperity we did have— has been entirely one sided. But they call it prosperity and the re publicans are in power and the tariff ib high and going higher. Something is wrong in our scheme of things when a man who made a dollar a day seven years ago makes a dollar ora dollar and a quarter a-day now and pays more than twice what he paid seven years ago for his rations. This may be prosperity but it don’t look good to us. Rather a Hard Story. When that Newbern bank offi cial says that he allowed a news paper man to overdraw his account eight thousand dollars we do not believe him, -- A Thrilling Rescue. How Robert R. Lean, of Cheny, Wash., was saved from a frightful death is a story to thrill the world. ‘‘A hard cold,” he writes, brought on a desperate lung trouble that baffled an expert doctor here. Then I paid $10 to $15 a visit to a lung specialist in Spokane, who did not help me. Then 1 went to Califor nia, but without benefit. At last I used Dr. Kings New Discovery, which completely cured me and now I am as well as ever.” For Lung Trouble, Bronchitis, Coughs and Colds, Asthma. Croup and Whooping Cough it is supreme. 50o and $1.00. Trial bottle free. Guaranteed by all druggists.