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Lightning Strikes Ba.n. Death of Mr.
Shaw. Mr. Gibson, of Texas, Here.
Statesville Landmark July 2nd.
J L. Gibson, of Ganado, Texas,
is visiting relatives in the county.
He arrived in Statesville Wednes
day and yesterday he spent the
clay with his cousin, Mrs G. M
Austin. He will spend about a
mo th here, the greater part of
the time in the Cool Spring com
munity, where he was 1 orn. A
little over 35 years ago Mr. Gib
son left Iredell and moved to
Tenuesseo, After remaining there
three months he went to Texas,
where he has since lived. He is
now merchandising at Ganado.
This is his firjt visit to Iredell
since he loft.
A correspondent of The Land
mark mentioned a few days ago
the death of Ernest Shaw,
which occurred at his home in
Turnersburg township soon after
midnight on Sunday morning,
June 20th. Mr. Shaw’s remains
were buried at Mt. Bethel church
at 4 o’clock on Sunday afternoon,
20th; and his young wife, a bride
of less than six months, wh > was
critically ill at the time of her
husband’s death, died Sunday
night, June 2 *th, and was buried
at Mt. Bethel the following Mon
day afternoon at 4 o’clock. Both
died of typhoid fever.
During the storm Wednesday
afternoon lightning struck S.
C. Tomlin’s barn, on Elm street,
and damaged it to the extent of
about $150, the loss being covered
by insurance. Lightning Btruck
the comb of the building and foie
out a corner and the front end
Fortunately Mr. Tomlin's h rse
was not iu the yard at the Simt.
Mr. Wm. Siceloff, who ,.as
walking along east Broad street
when the ligbtuiug struck the
barn, was so badly shocked that
~nefef' to the ground. Ho was up
" iu an instant, however, and is
suffering no ill effects as a reBult
of the experience. The lightning
played ;n the air considerably in
eaBt and north Statesville and
quite a number of people were
slightly shooked. So far as known
the damage at Mr. Tomlin’s was
the only material damage done by
the lightning.
Says Girls Tempt Chinaman.
Worthester, Mass., June 30.—
“It is not the bad Chinamen in
fluencing American girls, Out
American girls exerting wrong in
fluences over the mild and virtu
ous Chinamen.”
Such is the claim of Mrs. H. E.
Mitchell, of this city, president of
the New England Chinese Sunday
' School Union. She says :
“Chinamen coming to the Uni
ted States to become Christianized
are being victimized instead. Vir
tuous Chinamen have their honor
dragged in the mire, all because
of the American girls; good Chi
namen, striving in the face of
great odds to protect themselves
from the swarms of American
affinites; Chinameu, kind and
docile as they are, do not like bad
American girls, and strive at ev
ery opportunity to avoid them.
They are of even a higher moral
tone than wo Americans—llalti
more Sun.
$100 Reward $100.
The readers of this paper will
be pleased to learn that there is at
least one dreaded disease that
scienco has been able to cure in
all its stages, and that is Catarrh,
Hall’s Catarrh Cure is the only
positive cure now known to the
medical fraternity. Catarrh be
ing a constitutional disease, re
quires a constitutional treatment.
Hail’s Catarrh Cure is taken in
ternally, acting directly upon the
blood and mucous surfaces of the
system, thereby destroying the
foundation of the disease, and
giving the patient strength by
building up the constitution and
assisting nature in doing its work
The proprietors have so much
faith in its curative powers that
they offer One Hundred Dollars
for any case that it fails to cure.
Send for list of testimonials.
Address F. J. CHENEY & CO.,
Toledo, O.
Sold by all Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall’s Family Pills for
Argument Over a Gotten Bloom. Thresh
ing Machines Busy. The Southbound.
Lexington Dispatch, June 30th,
Threshing machines have been
busy all ovt-r the countv for a
week. In spite of the damage
wrought by wet weather the crop
is good. Some big yields are re
W L. Smith, who lives near
Linwood, claims acres of cotton
blooms. A bloom he sent to the
office occasioned warm debate,
town farmers declaring it was a
hollyhock bloom, that it wasn’t
the right color, and so forth.
Others maintained that it was a
genuine cotton bloom and wo let
it go at thal.
Lexington people are South
bound stirred. The prospect of a
new road, th? expenditure cf hun
dreds of thousands, the employ
ment men can get, all combine to
make our citizenship enthusiastic.
Having wavered for years between
hope and dispair the people wel
ome gladly the evidence that
there is no longer a doubt about
thb much-talked-of Southbound.
There is instant recognition of
the advantage Lexington will win
and our immediate desire is to get
right in the fight for the shops
and all other possible benefits.
vviiat nas oecome oi cue propo
sition of making a map of David
son countv? All our neighboring
c unties are having maps made
and now that there are si^nsof re
turning prosperity, Southbound
railway, Southern Power Com
pany, new factories, etc., and talk
of good roads, we ought to take
the matter up Get a good sur
veyor and have a map made of
the entire county, showing loca
tion of roads, houses of farmers,
towns, railroads, streams, etc. We
understand that thera will be peo
ple before the board next Monday
to urge that something be done.
Progress demands it.
An operator at a Southern rail
way station, thinking to do the
public a servico, trimmed up a
:ime table so that it showed the
arrival of all passenger trains,
[t was one of those yellow papers
•aserved for the use of employes,
rhe mau framed it and stuck it
au the side of the station and
mauy patrons of the road were
glad of it. Along came a red
fcapeist, saw it, reported it and
then came a sudden order for the
operator to remove t he table iu
3tauter. A brakeman, hearing of
it, indulged in a little sarcasm.
He said the red tape fiends were
getting easier on conductors, that
they uow allowed them to sharpen
their lead pencils every trip in
stead of every round trip.
High Point Physician Hangs Himself.
High Point, July 1.—A tragedy
occurred here yesterday afternoon
between 5 and 5:30 o’clock, when
Dr. J. W. Burton, a well-known
physician and prominent citizen
of High Point, hanged himself in
his Btables. He was found in the
loft of his stable about 5:30 in the
afternoon by his daughter.
The method of the suicide was
evident frcm the position of the
body, He had tied a hitch rein to
one of the rafters of the stable,
and having looped the other end '
around his neck, had jumped from j
a box out into space, He was
quite dead when found.
The cause of the suicide was [
probably ill health and despond
Since the death of his wife
about two years ago, Dr. Burton’s
health had been bad, and it is
thought that he had grown tired
of suffering. He is survived by
three sons and throe daughters —
Special to the Charlotte Observer
A book on Rheumatism, by Dr.
Snoop, of Racine Wis tells some
plain thruths and in a plain
and practical way. Get this
booklet, and a free trial treatment
of Dr. Snoop’s Rheumatic Remedy
for some disheartened sufferer in
your vicinity. Make a grateful
and appreciative friend of some
one who is discouraged because of
the failures of others to help him.
Help me make this tear, sand I’ll
cortaiuly help your suffering
friend.—Coruelisou & Cook.
More ot the Southbound Road. Attorney
will Investigate Death of Young Man.
Stanly Enterprise, July 1st.
Prof. Clarence Betts, of Salis
bury, has been spending several
days with his uncle and a»»t, M.r.
and Mrs S. H. Hearue.
Governor Kitchin has appointed
D. D. Parker a member of bo
National Prison Ass 'cic^jc-: , which
meets at Seattle, Wash., on Jtily
16. Quite an honor to our dis
tinguished young gx-county treas
urer. It is to be hoped that
“Dock” will go.aud proudly rep
resent his county and State.
A. P. Brewer, of Eagle’s Springs
N. C , was here Monaday. As a
result of his visit, Attorney Z. B.
Sanders left on Tuesday for Col
umbia, S. C , to investigate the
f'cts concerning the death in
April of Wm R. Brewer, who was
a sou of Mr. Brewer and a nephew
of Mr. Sanders The young man
was on the construction force cf
an elevated railway and was
knocked from a bridge while at
work bv a piece of timber striking
him. A suit may follow, in which
a considerable sum will be named.
S. II. Hearue a director of the
lie"1 Southbound Railway, was
summoned to attend the meeting
of the directors at Winston on
Mondav. Mr, Hearne say; the
road will he built, and that bids
have been called for. It is some
what authentically rumored that
the new road will become part of
a main trunk line, connecting the
road of the Pennsylvania
Companv in the North with
the South, running through the
coal regions of Virginia and Penn
sylvania. There is no way of es
timating the value of the project
to this section, and Albemarle
may in a few years be ranked with
some of the State’s leading cities.
mi n .1 m_:i__ „ f T.
1IJC7 V7' 'liUWlu ill'JUUO uu'
20 baa an article re-'floting on the
eoard of commissioners for this
scunty, in which the statement is
made that our commissioners need
anything but a nervine Some
months ago one It. R. Rogers and
wife were admitted to the county
hoin°, and upon proper invest ga
bion it was found that they were
subjects for Cabarrus c junty’s
care. Feeling that they have evi
dence sufficient to show that they
are right charges upon the county
of Cabarrus, our commissi >ners
have committed these paupers to
Bhe keeper of the county home in
Cabarrus. Stanly is not trying
to shirk a duty; but we are in
clined to think that when the
Tribune has ali the facts placed
before it, that the little bit of
sarcasm indulged at the expense
of our county board will be ex
plained and the facts in the caso
Georgia Railroad Arbitration Board Makes
Atlanta, June 30.—The Georgia
Railroad strike arbitration board
decided last night against the sen
iority of white firemen over ne
groes. The arbitrators, however,
placed a premium on intelligence
among firemen, which, it is be
lieved, will ultimately result in
the gradual elimination of all ex
cept the moat expert negroes.
The decision was guardedly
worded and did not in any case
deal directly with the race prob
lem. The most direct reference
to the seniority problem was in
the words:
“We find against proposition
This proposition read: “All
firemen when hired shall be placed
in freight yards or hustling service
and senior white firemen shall
have the preference of engines and
A Night Ridei's Raid.
The worst night riders are calo
mel, croton oil or aloes pills They
raid your bed to rob you of rest.
Not so with Dr. King’s Ntw Life
Pil 18. They never distress or in
convenience, but alwayB cleanse
the system, curing Colds, Head
ache, Constipation, Malaria. 25c
at all druggists.
Holladay State-Wide Prohibition Law Be
came Effective at Midnight.
Memphis, Teim., .lune 80.—
Bells in church and town clock
Bteeples on tolling the midnight
hour to-night marked the passing
saloons in Tennessee, for at that
-the Holladay State-wide pro
lOition law went into, effect. This
law makes it illegal to sell alcohol
'-beverages within four miles of any
school house in the State. Only
two oases are left in a.l Tennes
see. Both are within 12 miles of
Memphis, near the Mississippi
State line. The nearest school
house is six miles from both of
these points, but steps have al
ready been taken by wrnte ribbon
ers to have the county board of
education erect a school house
within the distance prescribed by
the Holladay I ill, so that there
will bo no rnecoa in the entire
State for thirsty pilgrims.
Thousands of men were thrown
out of employment and barkeep
ers are seeking better irrigated
The passing of the saloon in
Memphis, anil in other citieB
throughout the titate, according
to advices received to-night, is
marked by scenes of unusual hil
a-ritv. The celebration started
early today and lasted until the
moment of closing, when there
was a rush to purchase one last
farewell drink over the bar. Grog
shops wore crowded with lively
revelers. Extra police precautions
were taken in Memphis, Mayor
Maloney instructing the chief of
police to detail a patrolman to
eveiy block wherein is situated a
saloon But it was on the main a
good natured throng t-i^at indulged
in a farewell revelry. 1
While file good fellowship of
tipplers was in progress, prohibi
tionists held meetings of rejoicing.
PrayerB were offered rod hymns
were sung in the 'xaies of the
leading teetotalers, although no
public meetings were held at any
of the churches
What was Oone on a North Carolina Farm.
“A clear ptifit of $2 500 a year
on the farm in the South is as
good as a $0,000 salary in New
\b.r City, and far more easily
made.” is the statement of an ag
ricu'tural writer. “Not only has
the Soldi a monopoly of cotton
and of many types of tol acco, but
the farmer hero can g"t so much
higher prices for all kinds of live
stick and dairy products, hay and
corn, that ft Buckeye farmer who
recently visited N irth Carolina
(snd will probably move later)
spoke of the matter with some
amazement. The average size of
the furms in this State is more
than 100 acres but a Catawba
county farmer cultivating 50 acres
made $2,400 clear profit last year
raising hogs. He had three en
closures of five acres each for soil
ing crops—one in cowpeus, an
other in corn, and another in
wheat and clover; on 35 acres
more ho grew mature corn for
feeding in ther oar. The hogs are
marketed as soon as they weigh
180 p muds, and, of course, only
improved, quick-tattering breeds
are used.”
Take a day off and go to Ral
eigh, the capital city, on July 10
Fare from Gold Hill to Raleigh
and return, $2 25. Fare from
Salisbury and Spencer is only
$2 00.
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A failing time nerve—no longer
than the finest silken thread—
takes from the Heart its impulse,
its power, its regularity. The
Stomach also has its hidden, or in
side nerve. It was Dr Shoop
who first t i.d us it was wrong to
drug a weak or failing Stomach,
Heart or Kidneys. His prescrip
tion_Dr. Shyiop’s Restorative—is
directed straight for the cause of
these ,ilments—these weak and
faltering inside nerves, This no
doubt clearly explains why the
Restorative has of late grown so
rapidlayin popularity. Druggists
say that those who tests the Res
torative even for a few days soon
became fully convinced of its
wonderful merit. Anyway, dou’t
drug the organ. Treating the
cause of sickness is the only sens
ible and successful way, Scld by
Cornel ison & Cook.
Prohibitionists Placing School Houses
Where Stils Formerly were.
Two of the counties that have
been cursed with whiskey stills,
stuck about in the caves and near
the creeks, are Wilkes and Yad
kin. For years, lacking police
protection, these stills debauched
many of the j mug men, increased
the crimes on j he criminal docket,
and often produced murder. Some
days ago this paper, printed some
facts showing the remarkable pro
gress in public schools and rural
libraries in Wilkes county. To
day we are taking the liberty of
making an extract from a
private letter written the editor
of this paper by a leading citizen
iu Yadkin county:
“I thought perhaps you would
be personally interested to know
of the educational and moral pro
gress in Yadkin, since, in my
judgment as we'l as others, no
county iu the state presents more
striking changes for the better
along educational awakening
within the last eight years than
Yadkin county. The closing out
of the distilleries simply meant a
revolution toward a higher and
better life for all our people. Al
most every man, woman and child
you meet now is interested iu im
proved school facilities. I do not
think that there is another county
iu the state of anything like the
financial standing of Yadkin that
can equal her iu good school
houses and equipments We have
now only one log school house for
whites in the county. Eightyears
ago more than half the houses
were log, and hardly a sihool desk
in any rural school house. The
school property has increased iu
value from a little more than
$3,900 in 1901 to $18,000 in 1909.
Seventy five per cent of the schools
have rural lihraiies. Local tax iB
taking hold of the people to a
very encouraging extent, two elec
tions having been carried this
spring. Just now our people are
interested in the Statesville Air
Line Railroad, and we think we
will get it.”
This iB the improved condition
in Yadkin—a condition that is
but an earnest of what the good
people of that county are going to
do for their children. No man
can read the above brief statement
without being thankful that the
school-houses are taking the place
of the stills.—News and Observer.
a wora ror me uverwomea uow.
Dr. Evans, the Chicago health
commissioner, is quoted as saying
that God did not make cows to
supply milk for human beings;
that the original intention was
for the cow to only furnish enough
nourishment for the calf, and that
man took a hand in the matter
ai d by much feeding and much
milking she has been forced to
gradually increase her supply of
milk so it may be use . for human
needs. This unnatural forcing
process has lowered her power of
resisting disease and the modern
cow is particularly susceptible to
tubercu'osis, The doctor appears
to be of the same opinion as the
lady ranchman in Texas who ex
plained to her visitors that the
absence of milk on the table was
due to it being out of season. The
cows gave milk for a few months
of the year and dried up, and then
the milk season closed. The dairy
press of the country is almost
unanimous in their view that it is
almost time for Dr. Evans to dry
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See? Mather Grow Young,
“It would be hard to overstate
the wonderful change in my moth
er since she began to use Electric
Bitters,” writes Mrs. W. L. Lril
patrick, of Dauforth, Me. ‘‘Al
though past 70 she seems really to
be growing young again, She
suffered untold misery from dys
pepsia for 20 years. At last she
could neither eat, drink nor sleep
Dictors gave her up and all re
medies failed till Electric Bitters
worked such wonders for her
health.” They invigorated all
vital organs, cure Liver and Kid
ney troubles, induce sleep, and
impart strength and appetite.
Ouly 50c at all druggists.
Time After Time Oriville Wright Encircles
Fort Myer Drill Grounds in his Aeroplane.
Washington,July 1.—Calm,con
fident and ueverless,Orville\\Tight
late to-day encircled theFort Mey
er drill grounds time after time
in his aeroplane in three success
ful flights while a crowd of thous
ands cheered him for the success
that attended his persistency and
pluck. While the machine oscill
ated at certain points iu its flights
aud dipped and rose suddenly at
other doints, it was evident from
the regularity with which these
things happened that they were
due to the condition of the at
mosphere aud not to any fault of
the machine.
For the first fight the machine
got away with a flue start. Down
the field the aeroplane sailed,
curved gracefully and came back
up the east side of the field along
the edge of Arlington Cemetery
The machine seemed to be behav
ing beautilully. The first round
was made iu fifty seconds. Five
times the machine skirted the field
attainiug a height which varried
from 15 to 80 feet.
Ua tne sixth round Mr. Wright
came to earth within a few hun
dred feet of the starting point-,
oomploting the flight in exactly
five minutes. The landing was
perfect, the machine swooping
down in successive glides until
within a few feet of the earth,
when Qrvitle pulled the string
which stops his motor and the
aeroplane glided smoothly over
the grass on its skids until itcame
to a stop. The machine was re
turned to the starting apparatus
and again was.placed in position
and another flight was esssayed.
The start was as successful as-the
first. In the second flight Oriville
made much wider turns and roBe
to a greater height. Wilbur
Wright watched every detail of
the flight with care.
It was noticed that at times the
motor skipped, but this seemed to
have no effect on the progress of
the aeroplane. The starting ra.il
runs downward into a little hol
low ill the field and whenever the
aeroplane plane passed over this
hollow it dipped noticeably and
whenever it passed over a vacant
space between two of the stables,
it was seen to rise as though on a
billow of air, but these atmos
pheric conditions were easily over
come by manipulation of the
leavers. On his second flight,
Orville made nine rounds of the
field in a few seconds less than
eisht minutes.
In his last attempt he remained
aloft for a few seconds more than
nine minutes and encircled the
field nine and one half times. For
oue complete round he flew very
close to the ground , evidently pre
paring to land. This he did with
in two hundri-d feet of the aero
plane shed. During this last flight
he went higher than on his pre
vious trials, reaching a height of
forty feet. Just before making
his landing the left wing scraped
rhe ground and raised a cloud of
dust, but Mr. Wright continued
to fly half way around the field
before descending.
First Bale of Cotton For Season Brings 85
Cents a Pound.
New York, July 1 —The first
bale of cotton raised in the United
States this season was sold at auc
tion in front of the cotton ex
change to-day as iB Dhe yearly cus
tom with the first cotton bale. It
brought 33 cents a pound. Leigh
M. Pearsall, the buyer, will ship
the cotton to Ellison & Co., of
Liverpool, Saturday, on the
steamer Caronia. The bale was
grown in Hidalgo county, Texas,
and shipped to H uston where it
was sold at auction at 85 cents a
piund, and then consigned here.
Tortuied on a Horse.
“For ten years I couldn’t ride a
horse without being in torture
from piles,” writes L. S. Napier,
of Rugles3, Ky., “when all doctors
failed, Bucklen’s Arnica Salve
cured me.” Infallible for Piles,
Burns, Scalds, Cuts, Boils, Feyer’
Sores, Eczema, Salt Rheum,
Corns. 25c, Guaranteed by all
Cow Killed by Lightning. Found Dead in
her Bed.
Concord Times. July 1st.
Lightning struck and killed a
cow belonging to Walter Dorton
of the Missouri City Merchantile
Co , last Monday. The animal
was tied under a tree at the time.
On Tuesday Mrs. Maggie Bur
rage, wife of Luther Burrage, was
found dead in her bed at her home
on Meadow Btreet. She had been
in ill health for some time, but
her death was entirely unexpect
Messrs, T. H. Vandorford and
T. J Jerome, of Salisbury, were
in Concord Tuesday on business
connected with the proposed street
railway for which they have secur
ed a charter as promoters of the
Piedmont Carolina Railway Co.
They put up the sum of $1000 as
a forfeit for failure to begin work
on the railway within 60 days
from the time of granting the
franchise. They state that work
will begin on the construction of
the line within a short time, as
they do not expect to wait until
the 60 days have almost expired.
It is expected that dirt will begin
to move in a few days.
A few days ago, Prof, Chas. E.
Boger sold to B. L. Umberger the
lot on Corbin street next to Mr.
Jno. K. Patterson’s. The back of
this lot adjoins the court house
property. In order to establish
the corner the records were referr
ed to and all parties were amazed
to find that no deed to the court
house lot could be found in the
clerk’s office, and that it had never
been recorded in the office of the
Register of Deeds. A through
search was made everywhere iu
both offices, but no deed or reoord
has been found. The property was
bought in 1875 from Mrs. Roxan
ua Kluttz, and Col. J. N. Brown
was ohairman of the comity com
missioners at the time. The
county has been in peaceable pos
session of the property for much
longer thau the required time,
and it is therefore Bafe in that
possession. It is a mystery, how
ever, what became of the deedjand
and why it was not recorded.
Old Fashioned Womanhood.
The old fashoned woman looked
well to the ways of her household.
She was not particularly ambiti
ous for a career or a calling. She
did uot know that she was dowu
troddeu, or realize her ignomini
ous servitude to a false assump
tion of superiority on the part of
the unfair sex. She found the
homage and chivalry of mankind
delighted, and took it at its face
value. Nor did she trouble her
self about the potential recon
struction of the family on a new
hasis of relationship. She was
uot struggling to be recognized as
rnau’s equeal, for she found it tac
itly admitted on all sides that she
was man’s superior. She felt a
deep and rational delight in vari
ous concerns and enterprises, but
these were uot of such a nature
as to call for the sacrifice of her
first and nearest interest, which
were material and domestic.—
Philidelphia Ledger.
During the storm which visited
this section last Saturday, the
new school house in East Spencer
was struck by lightning and dam
aged to the extent of about $25.
It is insured and will be repaired
without unnecessary loss of time.
Any lady can get a silver “No
Drip” Coffee Strainer by writing
Dr. Shoop, Racine, Wia., Send no
money. Simply ask for the “No
Drip” Coupon privilege, giving
your nameandaddress. Dr,Shoop
will also send free his newaudvery
interesting little book describing
Dr. Jhoop’s Health Coffee. It is
such a closeimitation of real Coffee
that it requires an expert to tell
the difference. And neither is
there a grain of real coffee in it.
Made from pure toasted grains,
malt and nuts, its flavor and taste
is exceedingly gratifying; No
tedious boiling either. “Made in
a minute.” says Dr. Shoop.
Write to day for the book and
“No-Drip” Coupon.—Sold by all
Grocers, ,

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