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Vol. V. No. 26. Salisbury, N. O., Tuesday, June 29th, 1909. Wm, h Stewart, Editor. THE LAST BI^ES. The Mortal Remains of the Late Rec!or of St. Luke's Church. Laid to Rest. Thr remains of the late Rov. F. J. Murdoch, D, R., reached this citv from Charleston, S. 0., at 11 :55 Wednesday morning, and were accompanied lay Mrs. Mur doch, Miss Daisy Murdoch, a sistor of i lie deceased. Francis Murdoch and Capt Richard Henderson, the latter having gone to Charleston with Mr. Murdoch early Tuesday morning. 1 lie funeral was Ueid at nve o’clock Wednesday afternoon at, St. Luke’s church. Bishop Ches hire officiated, assisted by Revs. E. A Osborn1, of Charlotte and R. It. Owens, of Rocky Mount. With these wore Revs. Harris Mal linkrodt, W. R. Smith and Fran cis Osborne, of Charlotte, F. W. R Arthurs, of New York; S. S. Bost and Thos. L. Trot', of Dur ham,— Hunter, of Raleigh; — Brr mu, of C loleemee, and L. W. Blackwelder of this city. The pastors of the different churches in the city attended in a body. The members of the vestry, with the exception of J H. McNeely, who is now in Oklahoma, acted as pall-bearers, as follows: Hon. John S. Henderson, Dr \V. W. McKenzie, Capt. Richard Hender son, S. F Lord, Theo. Buerbaunt, W. S. Biackuier, Cup!,. W. C. Coughenour, John R. Ide, A. M . Rice, J. O. White and T. F. Young. The church was crowded to its full capacity and a number who came were unable to get in. Aft r the brief, but beauti'ul and impressive service had been read the funeral party proceeded to Chestnut Hill where the intsrment took place. Nearly all the stores as well as the various business en terprises with which the deceased was connected, closed their doors during the funeral. Dr. Murdoch was a remarkable mau iu numerous respects, and it may be safely asserted that his death has created a larger gap in church and business circles, than could have been caused by the de cease of any other mau, He was a maiiy-sidt-d, versatile man. His shrewd business sagacity, his far seeing judgment and his high ideal of honor and integrity, serv ed to place him upon a lofty plain few men ever reach. Socially he was a most charming man Th se who have had th". anecdote, could tell a story enter tainingly and always enjoyed one which had a tinge of humor in it. He had during his long life more than the usual opportunities for coming into contact with great men—great men in a scholarly and cultured sense. Being a stu dent of human character—and by the way—a most excellent judge of it, his contact with men was ever a source of much interest to him. Iu trave'ing over the coun try,. while he could grasp almost the minutest details connected with lhe section he chanced to visit, its products, climate, peo ple, etc , he seemed to always care more for a close knowledge of the people than of the places. It has been remarked that he never forgot anything he once knew, and lie had acquired an immense fund of valuable and interesting information which was ever at the service of his friends, or others win needed it. These things, coinhiind with his culture and so cial, genial disposition, made him a conversationalist out of tne or dinary and it was a rare treat to spend an evening with him. The deceased was a warm-heart ed, generous man and he did great good which will doubtless nevi-r be known to any except those who were recipients of ins bounty By reason of his position he was subject to calls for aid from all sources, and if any were ever turn ed away without the aid needed, it was merely because he felt an attempt was being made to impose upon his charitable and benevo lent nature—and with all his kind heartedness, Dr. Murdoch was not a man who would permit himself to he deliberately imposed upon. (Continued on Pago 2.) CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY. Po':S not Spsak well of his Old Friends. Wan# Care in Granting Franchises. Concord Times, June 14th. Rui ns Peacock, and aged citizen of Kannapolis, died la6t Thursday after a lingering illness. His death was not expected, however. Mr. Peacock was 70 rears of age and a Confederate veteran. Richard M. Patterson, whose illness we noted in our last issue, died at his home in No. 4 town ship last Friday at noon. His death was the result of malarial fever. It seems that there are several parties who want to build a car line here. We think it will be the part of wisdom for our city fathers to go slow in the matter of granting franchises, as this a most important matter. Miss Lelia Juasou lutle, or Le noir, make a talk at Central Meth odist last Sunday morning, and was most attentively listened to. Miss Tuttle has finished a course in the Scarritt Bible and Train ing School, of Kansas City, and will iesve SeptenT' er 1st forChina, to which country she goes as a missionary. A friend in C >: cord recently re iv d a letter from Max Schmid berger, who f irmerly operated an ice plant here, but who is now liv ing in New Mexico. He is a Ger man who has not been this country i great while. He says in his let ter : “Here is very dry weather this y ar and manyof the Indians have ilready lost stock on the range. n my place is a little creek four miles long, where is running about 10 gallons ol water the minute. In order to keep off other people, L had to fence all the water or ,!iey put on 100,000 head of stock, vhicb meant they would dri ik all he water and eat all the grass •ound me. “I am sorry 1 did not go out lere four years ago. It had saved me much worry, and the people in Concord did not treat me fair as leing a foreigner.” June 24.—A force of ban Is has been at work on the sewer line on North Union street this week trying to find out the cause of its being stopped lip. The trouble was caused by the roots of the trees going through the pipes. John W. Philips was kicked in the face by a horse he was plough ing Wednesday morning. As a result Mr. Philips is minuB two teeth besides having his face cut in several places. The wounds are not serious, however. David Utley, of Henrietta, Tex as, will arrive in Concord in a few days to visit relatives. Mr. Utley left this county about forty years ago. He is a brother of Mr. Henry Utley and Mrs. Hay wood Denis. At a meeting of the city aider men Tuesday night a frachise was granted to the Piedmont Carolina Railway Com oauy, of Salisbury, to build and operate a street rail way in Concord. The franchise stipulates that the company is to commence work within 60 days from the date of the franchise and that three mile® of track shall be Did within the corporate limits of the city within two years, and also that cars shall bo run over the track after beitur laid every hour for 12 hours a day. If the w irk does not begin within 60 days the company is so forfeit $1,000. How lo Preserve Your Lawn, Manv people who have fairly goo I lawns run the grass out by the way they treat it. They al low it to grow up tall and then mow it oil and rake oil' the cut grass, thus constantly exhausting t he soil. The best thing for the lawn in spring is a good dressing of raw bone meal. Then run the lawn mower as often as the grass gets tall enough for it to bite, and then let the cut grass lie. It will soon disappear, and will be con stantly thickening the sod with material to hold moisture, while if the grass is allowed to grow tall, there will be too much leaves. Ir growing weather the lawn mowei should be run once a week.—Ral eigh, (N. C.) Progressive Farmer ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY. Tha Way to Build up a Town. Sick Come to Salisbury tor Treatment. Stanly Enterprise, June 2Jth. S A. Poplin is on the sick list as he has not fully recovered from a case of the yellow jaundice last whiter. He has goueto Salisbury for treatment under Whitehead and Stokes—Shaukle cor. During an electric storm last Thursday, a large sow and four small pigs belonging to J. S Honeycutt, proprietor of the City Market, were huddled together against a wire fence, and apparent ly were killed instantly. The matrimonial ball will soon begin to roll in Albemarle, Not to be outdone, our little city may endeavor .to keep abreast with her thriving neighbors in this line as well as others. A terrible disaster of wind and heavy rain swept through this section last Friday evening, did considerable damage to crops, fruit trees and other timber, and washed land the worst that was ever known.—Silver Hill cor. The best man we have in our town for the general good of the town in one you will always see on the front seat in the progressive “band wagon.’ He is the first one to extend an open and warm hand to greet the stranger and welcome him to the best town in the state. He will resent an in sult to ^ur town as quickly as he would a slur at a member of his family. He very politely invites the chronic croaker to “move on.” He is ever ready to give his just proportion to every public enter prise. He talks up our town at home and abroad and believeB it the best place upon God’s green earth in which to live and desires to be buried here when he dies. Let us all try to be like this man for one year and our little city will take on new life and improve as uever before in its history. «• • How to Control Flies. Flies nn the farm cm be made much scarcer by keeping the ma nure well cleaned np. Then the wooveu wire screens are now made very cheaply and easily adapted to all sizes of windows, and wire screen d mrs fitted with springs to close quickly will also aid in keep ing cut flies and mosquitoes. The few that get in can rapidly be dis posed of with one of the flue wire brushes, now sold in the hardware stores. With one of these, the housekeeper can gc around the room and kill every fly on wall or window very rapidly. Especially should thore be the closest attention to beeping out flies when there is sickness in the neighborhood, and people are care less about the wastes of the sick room. I called attention last year to the fact that flies in the din ing room caused the outbreak of typhoid fever at the State Normal College at Greensboro, and doubt less, many other cases of diseases that puzzbd people to find the cause, were duo to flies. Hence it is not only important :or comfort to keep the flies out, but “special ly important as a preventive of disease. With a farm house isolated from othor buildings, it should be eaBy to prevent many of the flies that ar> usually found there, by keep ing the stables and farm-yard ab s flufcely clean of manure, and get ting it out where it will do good and not harm. Remember that they have horse manure and filth to breed in, and you do not Want these carri-d in to y.mr milk 01 other food.—W. F. Massey, in Raleigh, (N. C,) I Progressive Farmer. Trouble Makers Ousted. ! When a sufferer from stomach trouble takes Dr. King’s New Life j Pills he’s mighty glad to see hie Dyspepsia and Iudigestiou fly, but i more ho s tickled over his new, ; fine appetite, stroug nerves healthj vigor, all because stomach, livei and kidueys now work right. 25c at all druggists. jl LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY. I Good Year for Honey. New Hotel will Re place the Structure Destroyed by Fire. Lexlnaton Dispatch, June 23rd. Thrifty gardners have been en joying rcasting ears for several days. Georgia watermelons are on the market. Train loads of melons are going north daily. More cucumbers are being shipped this year from the south than ever before. Saturday was rather n unlucky day for Charles Rhodes’ boys. One of them lost the tip of a finger in a machine, and Dr. VV. J. Vestal had barely finished dressing the hurt before a brother of the boy was brought in from t he N jkomis where he had jumped on a spool and stuck a good-sized piece of the wood almost brough his foot. The wound was dop >d and the wood drawn out, Monday Jim Green was in town with a lot of fine hon y and while displaying it to a friend. W. B. Hunt walked up atu asked why this was such a good bee year, say ing that 15 bee trees had been found in his section and that there wore a great many swarms this year. Nobody knew why it is a good season for bees, but according to reports there will be plenty of honey. Rev V. Y B >ozei, of Concord, has accepted the ci! to the pas torate of the Lexu.g on Lutheran church, and will t rive October 1st. Until then Re . 11 E. Beat ty will seive the church The new pastor is president of tb<> North Carolina synod of his enomina fio i, and stands out prominently as a minister. The Lexington Lutherans are to be congratulated on securing so able a preacher, and the town will welcome him h jartily. Tuesday rr^aaw at 1 o'clock Dr. Francis .LMmdocb, of Salis bury, died in Charleston, S. 0., of heart disease, whither he had gone to visit two sisters and take a rest A fine old gentleman, courtly, scholarly, loveable, his sudden death shocked all who knew him and many b -day m .urn his taking off. Plans have been agreed on by the owners of the h >te. property but the archieots, Wheeler & Stern, of Charlotte, have not com pleted them yet. The new build ing will be three strories, equipped with steam heating and all m dern conveniences. Work will likely begin as soon as the plans are forthcoming The postoffico department has replied to the petition tor a new route and talks as if the territory is now covered by mail service. Citizenswho live from two to five miles from a route have filed fur ther petitions and an effort will be made to get tho department to send a man here to investigate it, at least. • • The Wav Snakes eat Egg*. We have often heard of snakes eating eggs—hen eggs—but we never ku w how they went about it until Saturday we learned the secret from an eye witness. It was in Rowan county where tho black snake swallowed four hen eggs. He found the nest under an apple tree and although the eggs were larger around than tho snake’s head, his neck or even his body, he had notroubleiu getting them pushed down the narrow passage You con'd see them go without any trouble and when the four eggs were iu the snake you could see the four knots on the snake. But how did he digest them? Well thiif, w s an easy question Rr Air. Bluoksnuke. He crawled up to the body of the ap ple tree wrapped him elf around it and tightened himself until pop, pop, pop, pop—and all the eggs were broken.—Stateville Mascot. Mothers—Have you tried Hol lister’s Rocky Mountain Tea? It’s a great blessing to the littlo ones, keeps away summer troubles. Makes them sleep aud grow. 85 cents, Tea or Tablets.—Corneli son & Cook. SPENCER ITEMS. - Some Snort Items of Interest In Our Neigh bor Town.' Spencer Orescent, April 29th. Roy Pritchard, machinist, has gone to Asheville, and will engage in the insurance business, through Messrs. Jackson and Stephens who have been spending some time hero, and are now in Asheville. P. A.. Correll, of China Grove, spent Monday in Spencer in the interests of the overall factory project, which it is hoped will materialize—an industry which Spencer really needs. Mrs. Lee Haithcook, who had been in the sauitori'um at Salis bury for surgical treatment, died yesterday morning. Mr. Haith cock, who is with N. M. Gemayel, brought the remains to Spencer in the forenoon. The intefment will be at Lexington to-day. Scott Winders, 15 years old and an orphan living with D. M. Pen nington, abont 6 miles from Spen cer, manifested last Friday acute symptoms of rabies, foaming at the mouth, struggling, biting, and attempting to tear off his cloth ing. The boy was bitten by a dog, some months ago, the animal not hiving since developed mad dess: and while little hope is en tertained that he will recover, the malady is said to be something other than hydrophobia, baffling the diagnoses of the physicians. Resolutions. The following resolutions were idopted at a recent meeting of the Minister’s Association, of Salisbury: “Whereas, God in His inscuta ble but unening providence has Laken from our midst the Rev. Francis Johnston Murdoob.D. D., [or 37 years rector of St. Luke’s church, this city ; therefore be it Resolved, 1st, That we the Min ister’s Association of Salisbury lesire to place ourselveB on record 'eoling keenly our loss of an effi cient aud beloved member of this Dody. Further, that we are con icious of the great loss which the whole community sustains in the lemise of an eminently useful nan and citizen. Resolved, 2nd, That we express cur heartfelt smpathy to the be ■eaved family of the deceased irother, and send a copy of these •esolutions to the loved ones, on whom the stroke falls heaviest of ill. We commit them to the cov enant keeping God. Resolved, 3rd, That our Asso ciation attend the funeral ser vices in a body. W. B. DUTTERA, M. M. KINARD, L. W. BLACKWELDER, Committee Minister’s Associa tion. Mauretania Clips Record. Queenstown, June 21.—The Cuuard Line Steamer Mauretania lias clipped another 50 minutes off her best previous eastward rec ord, which also is her own. She made the run from New York in 4 days 17 hours and 21 minutes, the best previous being 4 day 18 hours aud 11 minutes. She arrived off Daunt’s Rock at 11 minutes past 10 o’clock thiB morniug. The total run was 2, 933 kuots, at an average speed of 25.88 knots an hour. The best previous speed was 25 70 kuots an hour The day’s runs were592, 606, 609. 602 aud 524 A Thrilling Rescue. H iw 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 ou a desperate lung trouble that baffled-an expert doctor here Th >n 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. 50c and $1.00. Trial bottle free. Guaranteed by all druggists. STATESViLLE AND IREDELL COUNTY. Killed by a Train. Jubilant Over the Sun shine. Caught in the Shafting. Stateville Landmark, June 22nd, Rev. C. E. Raynal, of Charlotte, who was recently called to the pastorate of the First Presbyterian church, preached at that church Sunday morning and eveuing and made an address at the Children’s Day exercises Sunday afternoon. He was heard with interest by large congregrtious at all the services. At the close of the services Sun day evening Mr. Raynal announc ed that he htd been deeply im pressed with the unamity of the call extended him by the congre gation and that he would make final answer to-morrow, after re turning to his home in Charlotte. a iaiai accident, nappened nere Saturday morning juBt as the train was leav'ng the veneering plant in eastTaylorsville. Unde Jo. Chat ham,:88 years old and deaf, had been to town early in the morning to make some purchases, and re turning home stepped on the rail road track near the veneering plant just as the train was ap proaching. The engineer blew the alarm several times, but it is sup posed that the noise from the machinery of the veneering plant prevented the old gentleman hear ing the alarm, or caused him to pay no attention to the train. The engineer, thinking Mr. Chatham was one of the work hands at the veneering plant and that he would step off at the proper time, failed to stop his train and Mr Chatham was struck by the engine, one leg cut off, the other broken, and in being burled from the track his skull was crushed, re sulting in instant death.—Tay lorsville correspondence. Four days of sunshine with only one little shower of rain brings re newed hope and courage to the farmer and all the rest of us, for our hopes are based on the far mer’s success. There is ground for hope that the protracted wet spell is at an end. While it has greatly damaged crops, washed lands aud retarded work so that it will he a strenuous job to clean corn and cotton of grass and weeds, with favorable seasons from this time on the returns may surprise as all. Robt, Nix, a y ung man about 20 years old, an employe of the Slaine Glass Company, suffered a serious injury at the factory, on Fourth street, about noon yester day. Young Nix was throwing a belt from a shafting when his left leg was caught and wrapped around the shaft. Both bones of the’imb were broken about midway of the leg aud the end of a broken bone pierced the fl Bh and made a gash about five inches long. Strange to say, Mr. Nix was not drawn into the shafting, but the limb was caught and broken he was in some way thrown away from the shafting. Ho did not fffall but when a companion saw him he was staggering back from the shafting. The presence of a ticket collec tor ou the Taylorsville aud Char lotte train was noted yesterday for the first time. Recently the South ern has been using the ticket col lector on moBt of its lines. The function of this officer is to take up all fares and the conductor has nothing to do but give his time and attention to the passengers. There is no permanency about their jobs. They may be here to day ami somewhere else to-mocrow They are detailed to duty when ever the higher officials are mind to send them. The one here yes terday was on the northbound train from Charlotte. Tell some deserving Rheumatic sufferer, that there is yet one sim pie way to certain relief. Get Dr Shoop’s book on Rheumatism anc a free trial teBt. This book wil make it clear how Rheumatic 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 j ting for him the book from Dr ! Shoop, Racine, Wis. Cornelisoi & Cook, The Relation of the Dairy Cow to Soil Fertility. Among the profits to be derived from the production of dairy pro* ducts, the improvement of the soil is one which must not be over looked. Cattle are the great ma nure machines. By consuming the rough feed grown on the farm they not only enable the farmer to secure a good prioe for rnuoh that would be otherwise unsalable, but l hey also return most of the fertility in this food baok to the soil in the best shape yet known for the production of crops. especially true of tne dairy cow. The man who sella only dairy products off his farm sells far less fertility than does the man who sells grain or hay, or even live stock. In fact, the man who sells ODly butter removes an al most infinitesimal quantity of plant food. The produotion of dairy products will not only add to the farmer’s income, but will also build up his soil aud enable him to grow more and better crops with each succeeding season. Thousands of farmers in New Eng land, New York, and Pennsylva nia regard the dairy as a necessity because it keeps up soil fertility ; and out iu the Northwest they are coming to look at it in the same way. It is a much more economi cal way, too, of keeping up the laud than is the reckless buying of commercial fertilizers such as the Southern farmer has been used to indulge in. The greatest need of Souther soils is more humus, and the cow is pre-eminently the humus-making animal. The cot ton seed meal, corn stover and peavine hay of tho South should be fed to cattle, and thus returned to tho soil. Not only would this stop the annual sending away of millions of dollars of beef and dairy products, but it would also result in greatly increased yields of cotton, corn, and other staple crops,—Raleigh, (N. C.) Progres sive Farmer. Good for Rowan, The Charlotte Observer, of re cent date contains the following, which speaks highly for the abili ty and the methods of Rowan farmers: “The report of J. S. Hall, spe cial agent of the Department of Agriculture for North Carolina, located in Rowan county, shows that Rowan leads all counties in this State where the farmer’s co operative demonstration work has been carried on. Forty-eight farms in Rowan have been tested as to the yield of various products. The average yield of corn per acre was forty-seven bushels at an av erage cost, exclusive of cost of land, 15 cents per bushel. The banner was taken by A. S. Dean, who produced 100 bushels of corn per acre.” This report was recently pub lished in full in The Watchman. --• -- Negro Wrote to White Girl. Washington, June 25.—Upon the complaint of a young white woman that she had received an insulting letter, Garrett N. Worm l&y, a malatto messenger employ ed in the office of the Assessor of the District, was arrested today by Central Office Detectives Mul len and Evans Wormley was takeu 1 efore United States Com missioner Taylor and there held under bonds of $1,000 to await further investigation. The sending of the letter to the white woman is attributed to the conditions which exist in the of fice of the Assessor, which make it necessary for white wemen clerks to work side by side with negro men. Clerks of the Assessor’s of fice say they have to be courteous to the black messengersand clerks, and that the negroes take advan tage of their position to become familiar and overbearing.—Balti more Sun. -- To relieve constipation, clean out the bowels, tone and strengthen ■ the digestive organs, put them in a natural condition with Hollis 1 ter’s Rocky Mountain Tea, the most reliable tonic for thirty i years. 85 cents, Tea or Tablets, Cornelison & Cook.