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Vol. V No. 30. Salisbury, N. O., Tuesday, July 13th, 1909. Wm, H. Stewart, Editor ALBERMARLE AND STANLEY COUNTY. Elderly Lady the Victim of Serious Acci dent. Death of an Estimable Young Lady. Stanly Enterprise, July 8th. Nelson A. Ba'-s, of Now Lou don was the first to send a cot ton bloom, plucked June 28. E. M. Turner, of Whitley, followed with one on July 2. Mrs. A. L. Patterson will leave this we^k for Salisbury to be present at the wedding of h-r Bister, Miss Annie Kizer to W. T. Bost, which will take place latter part of the month. Mrs. Lucinda Cooper, who lives with bar daughter Mrs, 0. K. Morton, near Silver Springs, had a fall Sunday night, which broke her hip and lolt arm. She had gotten up during the night and walked too near the edge of the porch when she fell about three feet. She is about 86 years of age, aud the accident is a most unfortunate one fcr her. She is the mother of our townsman, Frank Cooper. A very sad death occurred 2 miles below Porter on Sunday night when Miss Hattie Broom breathed her ia9t. She had been complaining for several days, but a as thought to he better until Sunday morning when the tr, u ble reached an acute stag", death following a few hours later. It should be gratifying to our people to know that Stanly is houored by having one of the four members of the Southbound Railroad directors, and that this •honor has been conferred upon S. H Hearno. Mr. Hearne was oue of the last board of directors of the State penitentiary, whose administration under Governor Glen was such a pronounced bus iness, su^pess, and he is naturally fitted for such duties. Consumption Campiagn Allies many Inter ests, i Confirming the recent statement, of Dr. William Osier, that the an ti-tuberculosis campaign is no , longer a battle for the doctors on ly, the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tu berculosis issues a statement to day, in which it is shown that o,r er 45 per cent, of those enlisted in the White Plague War are lay men. The National Association's membership, consisting of nearly 2,500, and representing every State in the union, is composed of 54 G per cent, doctors and 45.4 per cmt. laymen. In the local and State associations, however throughout the country, the pet centof laymen averages considerab ly over 50 per cent. The National Association declares that this fact is pecu'iaraly significant, as indic ating the great popularity of the anti-tuberculosis movement. Today, according to recent fig ures publishtd by the National Association, churches, schools, labor unions, women’s clubs, fra ternal organizations, and State legislatures, interesting full 8,000 000 people, are all allied in the campaign against tuberculosis, and in addition to these, laymen of all classes of society, and in every branch of social and indus trial life, are uniting against this one common foe. iLvery nay bubs nunar^cis or new recruits in the war, and every day brings now methods of the fight ingof the plague. The National Associatiou predicts that if the present degree of interest is main v—-— tamed, with'm five years every body in the United States will have been informed on the way to prevent and cure tubercob sis and concerning the infectious na ture of the disease. Two things in particular are needed, and for these the Nati on al Association is working in every way. These are, a more com plete registration of tuberculosis cases, and the further isolation of dangerous advanced cases of con sumption. Mr. and Mrs. Paul H. Bern hardt have returned to Salisbury, after a short wedding trip. CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY. H. M. Efird Dies at Sanitorium. Goes to Concord to buy a Buggy. Concord Times, July fith, H L. Waller, of Spencer, came down this morning and purchased a new buggy from the Ritchie Hardware Co. He tied the buggy behind his machine and haulded it home. He left here about 11:30 He had a 16-hors > power machine. An automobolist from Charlotte passed through Concord this morn ing, and went up Union streot at the speed of 40 or 50 miles an hour. It was reported that tho last Legislature passed a law limit ing the speed of automobiles, hut the report must have been an error. Messrs. Joe B and Ed. S Efird have been in Salisi ury this week with their brother, H. M. Efird, of Charlotte, who has been at the Whitehead-Stokes Sanitorium for an operation for appendicitis. Mr. Efird is president of the Efird Department Stores, Charlotte. Ho became violently ill Sunday and was taken to Salisbury Sun day night, where he underwent an peration Monday. [Mr. Efird died Friday after noon. Ed. Watchman.] We have in our midst an old gentleman who has a mule that is very easily frightened and his i*'Bar has always been compelled to lead him across the long bridge at Smith’s Ford. Recently his owner was driving him home from the store :v,\d just before he reach id the bi;^fge he fell fast asleep and slept till he had reached tin* other side of the river. He thank k! hia m»!e for carrying him over said: “Bob, if you ;an cross this bridge and mo a ileep, I know you cau and me not asleep.” And we think he will itick to his word.—Eastern Cah >amis Cor. Jounfy Board of Education. The county hoard of education, vhieh is now composed of Hon. Fohn S. Henderson, P. A. Sloop md Junius Furr, held a meeting ast Tuesday and elected Mr. Hen lerson chairman. .The first annual quote was placed at 50 cents per capita. As the Crescent Academy will aot be in operation this year, the hoard decided to build a school house at Creecent at a cost of $500. The board will furnish half this sum and the other half will some from the district. The board also bad under con sideration the erection of a new school house at Cleveland, it be ing decided to erect a $2,000 structure. The State will loan $1,000 the people of Cleveland will contribute $500 and the board will advance the other .$500. A new building, costing $500 is to be built in district No. 1, of Steele township. In this case half the cost will be borne by the board and the other half by the district. Justifiable Homicide. It was stated in the lust issue of the Watchman that R. G. Fitz gerald, who shot and killed a negro, named Jim Miller, near the Spencer depot, of the 4th, had b. en released by the coroner’s jury. The jury was compos d of the fol lowing citizens: J. D. Dorset!,, F M Thompson, E J. R'seman, B. F Caiihle, J Frank Barber and J. T. Carson. The evidence ad duced thoroughly satisfied the jury'hat it was a case of justifi able homicide. Sthale Linn,Esq., appeared for the prisoner. Sees Mother Grow Young, “It, would be hard to overstate the wonderful charge in my moth er since she began to use Electric Bitters,” writes Mrs. W. L. Gil patrick, of Dan forth, 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 couhl neither eat, drink nor sleep. Doctors gave her up and all re medies failed till Electric Bitters worked each wonders for her health.” They invigorated all vital organs, cure Liver and Kid ney troubles, induce sleep, and impart strength and appetite. Only 50c at all druggists. BILL PASSES SENATE. Tariff Measure Finally Disposed of. 840 Amendments Moved. Washington, July 8.—The tariff bill passed the Senate just after 11 o’clock to-night by a vote of 45 to 84. Republicans voting in the negative were Beveridge, of Indi ana ; Bristow, of Kansas; Brown of Nebraska; Burkett, of Nebras ka, Clapp, of Minnesota; Craw ford, of South Dakota; Cummins, of Iowa; Dolliver, of Iowa; La Follett.e, of Wisconsin; Nelson, of Minnesota. McEnery, of Louisi ana, was the only Democrat re corded in the affirmative. As it passed the Senate the bill contains almost 400 paragraphs. The Senate made 840 amendments to the House piovisious, many of which were added to-day. The closing scenes in the Senate [chamber were tame indeed Mr. LaFollett’s three-hour speech to night was earnest, but not espec ially animated. He had a slim audience. Senators remained in their seats only when required to be there to vote . The results of the vote on the bill had been long discounted There was no doubt 'f its passage by the usual finance committee majority. Following several hours’ of monotonous iscussion of the gen eral features of the tariff bi.l, the closing hours were characterized by a spirited controversy between Senator Aldrich on the one hand and a number of the insurgent Senators on the other as to the standing of Republican Senators, wh > might caBt their votes against the hill. TRAGEDY IN DAVIE. Farmer Killed Outright and Son Mo lady Wounded by an Explosion. A. A Pelts, aged 45, was killed and his s u, George Potts, aged about 21, was mortally wounded by the explosion of a boiler of an engine while operating a thresh ing machine on the G. A. Allison place, one-half mile fiom Advance, Davie County, at 8 :30 o’clock this merniug. A telephone message to the Sentinel from Advance says the explosion was heard for several miles A. A. Potts was struck by pieces of the boiler and knocked several feet. He was badly bruised and was dead when picked up. The sou was fearfully scalded and bruised and the attending physician says there is practically no hope for his recovery. The threshing machine outfit is owned by ex-sheriff W. A, Hailey, who resides near Advance. He had Mr. Potts and his son em ployed to aid in operating the ma chine. Allowing water to get too low in the boiler is given as the cause of the explosion A. A. Potts is survived by a widow and several children. He was and industrious farmer, one who was held in the highest es teem by all who knew him. A gentleman who came from Advance this morning reports that the dome of the boiier was blown about two hundred yards; also that the top part of the skull of A. A Potts was blown off. A piece of his shirt sleeve was blown away with the dome. The son was unconscious and all efforts to revive him were unavailing.— Winston Sentinel 5th. A failing time nerve - no longer than the finest silken thread— takes fr. m the Heart its impulse, its power, its regularity, The Stomach also has its hidden, or in side nerve. It was Dr. Shoip who first told us it was wrong to drug a weak or failing Stomach, Heart or Kidneys His prescrip tion—Dr. Sbpop’s Restorative—is directed straight for the cause of these cilments—these weak and faltering inside nerves, This no doubt clearly explains why the Restorative has of late grown so rapidlayiu popularity. Druggists say that those w .o 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. Sc Id by Cornelison & Cook. I I LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY. Terrific Eieciric Storm. Much Corn Wil Have to be Replanted. Lexington Dispafeli, July 7th. Tho nonthum Railway is per haps doing as much through busi ness at this time as it has evei done, i-ven before the panic. While not as many trains are being ruu, yet the trams are longer and heavier and double-headers are common as box cars, Su.-day there were seven No. 36s, ladened with peaches and melons A. N. Koontz, who lives two miles below Tyro, was in town Monday with 70 pounds of honey. He is another “bee” man, having 30 or 40 hives. He likes to work with the little critters and gathers in hundreds of pounds of sweet ness in a year. Hib price is 15 cents. There is money in bees for him who will take the time and trouble to handle them, Mr. Koontz says he, too, has had no little trouble in swarming this summer. John Michael has rece'ved a let ter from his son, Private ,T. Thom as Michael, who is in the coast artillery stationed at Fort An drews, Mass , in which the young man states that. hXlikes his job fine. He joined rather suddenly 18 months ago,* and hence has 18 months to serve. Missr.. Lowe Kinney, of this place, and Payne Whirlow, (4 Salisbury, are also in the army and are stationed two miles from Fort Andrews. While the Michael y'ung man is-willing to quit when is time is up, he writes as if the other two wanted to stay and would re-onlist. Saturday Messrs W. B. Meares and J. W. Fitzgerald of the Jersey section, were in town, and both reported that wheat-threshing in the Jersey as just having begun. About 1,200 bushels had been threshed on the famous Holt farm, with some 20 acres left to handle. Corn in thy river bottoms will have to be replanted largely, Mr. Meares said, and people are sow ing peas wherever they can to take the p'ace of crops that cannot lie replaced. One of the most terriiic electric storms that has visited this place in som time came up Wednesday evening and fur some hours rag d with such fury that more than one person was badly frightened. The lightning ■ struck several places, got on the wires, burned out the biggest dynamo in the town plant, a number of meters, electric lights world without end, etc. The damage is not consider able. Mr. Couch, the new super intendent, began work the next morning and the first thing he “went up against” was the dam aged machinery, which made his beginning rather arduous. Out in the country people report one the hardest rains in years. The rainfall here was not so heavy, but the thunder and lightning were calculated to get on the nerves of anyone. For Jury Duty. The following citizens have been selected to do jury duty at the 'August term of the Superior court: Edgar Riley, J. H. Best, E, H. Harrison, R. Linn Bernhardt, .1. H. Misenheimer, ,J hn H. A. Ly erly, G. G. Ritshie, H. H. Davis, W. S Jamison, T. A P. Roseman, W. G. Redwine, W. W. Weaver, Eli Kerns, D Biiig Fink, Hender son M. Brown, Jacob J. Bostian, E L. Mi Abater, Jno. M. Beaver, J. G. Brown, C. L, Hall, C. D. Krimminger, H. F. Turner, H. W. Silliman, G. W Ketner, J H Michael, T 1; Miller, Win M L Fesperman, Chaa H Ji'sey, .T L Corriher, J Lawson Kluttz, P II Snider, W W Brown, J A Lyerly Ivy C Morgan, Robert M Porter, J F Turner. Second week! C R Myers, H Baxter Thompson, J A Dry, Jno J Gaskey, L A Grant, R L Corri her, J L Sloop, J Love Morgan, Sr., Jno A Menius, John Josoy, W S Barger, W H Overcash, W M Linker, E E Hocper, W C Good man, L Ed Troutman, P O Tatum, J D Ketchie, H N Woodson, J F Linn, G A McLaughlin, C H Wor= than, J Frank Miller, G W Fow ler. THE COMMIITEES. Those Selected by County Board to Loot After the Intents of *he Schools. The following school committee men have been appointed by the County Board of Education : Salisbury. No. 1—T. D. Brown, Jas. Fish er, G, G. Ritchie. No. 2—J. B. Kerna, S. C. Ketch 13, David Kluftz. No. 3—T. J. Roftin, JamesHor ah, Calvin Kesler. No. 4—L. T. Yarborough, Wm. Y ung, W. L. Beck. No. 5—C. M. Higgins, J. A, Wi ley, M D. C burn No. 0 Henry Hoffner, W. R. Porter, J. L, Jacobs. No 7—To be considered later. No. 8—C. E Fesperman, S. A. Earnhardt, C. II, Graeber. No 9—A. J. Riry, A. P. Black well, J. M. Casper, Franklin. No. 1 J. 0, Miller, G. W. Fow ler, P. O Tatum. No. 2—John Lewis Cauble, Juo. Woant, Henry Monroe. No. 3—Wm. M. Kbster, C. A. Weant, T. W. Watkins No. 4—J. A Click, Ash Miller, John Jacobs. No. 5—E. A. Shupinw, W. B Hartley, J. A. Harrison. No 0—Geo. A. Rufty, J. H. Robinson, J. M, Kopley. No, 7—Earnest Miller, Louis Sheets, W. M. Sann. Unity. No. 1—W. T. Barber, J. D. Cline, E . L. Bolick. No. 2—Frank Hillard, J, H. Mingle, Henry Penuiger. No. 8—J. A. Campbell, Chrley Harris, J dm Owens. 4—Ira T. Bailey, State High School for six years. Scotch-Irish. No. 1—S. A. Rudisill. R. S. Moore, N. S. Steele. No. 2—W. A. Steele, Jos. Cart ner, W. H. Biirton. No. 8—Jonathan Lyorly, \V. C. McCubbins, W. A. Benson. No. 4—J. Frank Phifer, F. A. Foster, Juo C. Gentle. Cleveland. No. 1 —Wm. Thompson, J. H. CarBonsJ. R. Graham. No. 2—R. M. Rosebro, J. Har ringer, C. A. Brown. Mount Ulla. No. 1—S. M. Hart, D. E. Over cash, S. B. Hart. No 2—II C Koontz, State High School for six years. No. 8—F. J Childers, W. P. Goodman. Henry Burke. No 4—\V. R. Bulk, R. C. Knox, R. T, Cline. No. 5—Noah Winecoff, R. A. Lyerly, James McNnely. Steele. No. 1—B. Scott Krider, J. S. Hall, J no. Kestler. No. 2—J. A. Menius, James E. Goodnight, ,T. A. Morgan. No 8—L. M. Lippard, F. R. L, Shaoffer, C. C. White. No. 4—Chas. Goodman J S. Harrison, T. L. Gillespie. Atwell No. 1—C. D, Overcash, E. L Smith, H. H, Overcash. No. 2—C. P. Walter, J. M. Freeze, 1). B. Edwards, No. 3—L F. Shinn, Walter L Karriker, Henry Yost. No. 4—J. A. Best, J. Allen Sloop, John Upright. No. 5—J. L. Corriher, S. O. Leazer, J. S. Moore. No. C—Jno. Sechlor, J, T Freeze, J. A Hendricks. No. 7—J. F. Cliue, W. W. Brown, J. L. Fleming. No. 8—James Bailey, E. Scott Miller, .T. F. Turner. No. 9—W. A. Patterson, A. W. Albright, C. J. Freeze. China Grove. No. 1—G. Jj. Lipe, Jno. Felker, Wm. Henry Freeze. No. 2—,T. P. Linn, V. A. Kim mons, Harver Goodnight. No. 3—J. L. Bostian, J. B. Goodnight, J. L. Holshouser. No. 4—Walter M, Rogers, John Eagle, Whit Wilhelm. No. 5—Jno. M. 0. Rimer, Moses W. J. Stirewalt, M. A. Stirewalt. No. 6 Robt F Freeze, C A Ed dleman, Chas Ketner. No. 7—Jno L Deal, Edgar Ri ley, W. A. K. Sloop. MOCKSVILLE AND DAVIE COUNTY. Death of Mrs, Sanford. Miss Eaton, of Winston, Comes Here for Treatment Mocksville Courier, July 8tli, Mrs. Fannie Palmer returned to her home in Salisbury Monday after spending several days here the guest of Mrs. C . P. Meroney Ray King, who has been in Pan ama at work on the Panama canal arrived here last week to visit his mother, Mrs. J. 0. King. He will be here two weeks, and per haps longer, Mrs C. C. Cranford, one of Mocks ville’s most; estimateable women, died at her home here Monday morning about 4 o’clock of kidney trouble, after an illness of about two weekf. She had been in a critical condition since Thursday of last week and but little hope for her recovery was entertaiued from that time. Mrs. W. L. Leach and daugh ter, Mrs. Jones, of Salisbury, pass ed through town Friday on their way to visit Mrs. Leach’s mother, Mrs. Margaret Ijames, at Calahan . Miss Mattie Eaton, accompanied by Mrs. R. P. Anderson and her brother, Mayor 0. B. Eaton, of Winston, left Saturday afternoon for Salisbury to enter the White head-Stokes sanatorium for an op eration for cancer. The opera tion was performed Tuesday, and Dr. M. D. Kimbrough was called to Salisbury Monday night to as sist in the operation. Miss Eat on’s many friends here and else where wish for a successful out come and her speedy recovery. Dr. B C. Clement accompanied Dr. Kimbrough to Salisbury. A message from Salisbury yesterday was to the effect that Miss Eaton had a fairly good night Tuesday night and is doing as well as conl^ be expected. Locke. No. 1—P J Cress, O L Heiiig, W J Fesperman. No 2—Burgess Cauble, J. M, Yost, Jlio. Shulenberger. No. 3—D T Lingie, A L Owen, P. A. D. Peeler. No. 4—W L Harris, N A Rod gers, W T Sumner. No. 5—E M Sifferd, D F Wise, R L J,ingle. Litaker, No. 1—Jas B W Yost, JA Rose man, Lewis Eddleman. N). 2—R A Raney, J Alex Peeler, J C Lingie. No. 3—TE Webb, J C Baru hardt, A M Safrit. No. 4—James O Basinger, John Stirewalt, J F Parks . No. 5—Milo A Kluttz, Wm Beaver, N White Menius. Gold Hii.l. No. 1—Orlin Cruse, David Beaver, C E Boat. No. 2—JnoL Fisher, J Alien Miller, George Fesperman. No. 3—H a M Barringer, Robt Holshouser, W S Wagner. No. 4—W L Shaver, LH Roth rock, Chas Montgomery. No. 5—B R A Beaver, B A Earnhardt, John Nussmau. No. 0—G H Peeler, Joseph Misenheimer. Thos Rinehart. No. 7—D A Dodge, State High School for six years. No. 8—Jno R Lverly, Alej Kluttz, Will Lyerly. No 9—G A Fisher, D M Pless Wm McCombs, Jr. Morgan. No. 1—M L Agner, WMSfconer J C Huffman, No. 2—A B Lisk, Jas N Wyatt Jarvy A Morgan. No. 3—James H Morgan, Mosei Goodman, Lovi Trexler, No. 4—John W Morgan, D I Shaver, J N 0 Morgan. No. 5—J A Miller, Jos W Miller W 0 Lisk, No. G—Emanuel Shaver, Jesse Harkey, Wm Fry. No. 7—Chalmers G Frick, W G Eagle, G A Trexler. Providence. N. 1—Love Eller, John Bame. A B Leonard. No. 2—H P Lyerly, W L Bam kett, D H Mahaley. No. 8—F L Agner, Geo E Peeler, C A Johnson . No 4—Juo M Brady, N C Park, 0 M Holshouser. No . 5—D F Agner, M R Rnfty, : Lonis Kesler. No. G—Dr C M Poole, Jog A I Poole, C M File. ~-~ - * N STATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY. Sale of Near Beer Discontinued. Wheat Turning out Worse Than was Expected Statesville Landmark, July 6th. It is understood that the near beer dealers in Statesville will make no attempt to test the or diauce imposing a license tax of $500 a year. The sale of the beverage has been discontinued here. A test case may be taken to the courts from some other town and the decision will settle the matter for the whole State. Farmers who have threshed wheat generally report that the yield is smaller than anticipated, the crop not being an average one. Where the crops have been worked out since the rains cotton and up land corn are looking well. Cot ton is small for the time of the year, but a good season for a month or so \\rill bring the crop out amazingly; and with good sea sons and a late fall the yield of corn and cotton may be much bet ter than expec'ed A Statesville lady whose hus band refuses to go to churoh bo cause the headgear of the ladies often obscures his view of the preacher, suggests that a ruling be made compelling the women who wear large hats to take back seats and the men the front seats of the church. It is true this plan would solve the problem to some extent, but most men prefer sit ting beside their friends of tho fairer sex. The plan would also be of convenience to those women who spend most of their time in church inspecting and comment ing on the attire of their fellow men. It makes little difference to this class whether they see the preacher. They ace more interest ed in hats and dresses. The Iredell County Farmers’ Union held a meeting at the court house Saturday in the in terest ol a county warehouse, but no definite action was taken. It will be brought up again at the regular meeting the first Saturday of next month and at this time the farmers expect to be able to make definite arrangement for the warehouse. They purchased a site for the warehouse some time ago. A “home wedding” will take place this morning at 9 o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Owen, on east Bell street, when their daughter, Miss Juanita Flo rence Owen, and Samuel Everett Woods, of Athens, Ga., will be joined in wedlock. The ceremony will be performed by Rev. J. F. Mitchiner in the presence of a limited number of guests, aud im mediately after the ceremony the bridal party will drive to the rail way station, where Mr. and Mrs. Woods will board a train for Asheville. County Commissioners Meet. At the recent meeting of the board of county commissioners, the following matters were dis posed of: Dr, M. L. Smoot, county super intend nt if health reported the smallpox situation well in hand and conditions very promising. Tax collectors A. M. Rice and James H. Krider reported collec tions, respectively, as follows: $60 004,56 and $49,714,52. Necessary instructions were giv en for the building of a new bridge over the—river, to replace Camp i bell’s bridge. Superintendent Carter reported 17 prisoners at his camp and ^ Superintendent Thomason report ed 82 in his charge. 1 A franchise granted at a former meeting for the construction and operation of a trolley line to Granite Quariy, was revoked. Those to whom the franchise was given failed to comply with some of the conditions. The board ruled that in future earlier annual settlements will be required of the sheriff and the township tax collector. A Philattea class was organized Sunday at the First Baptist church.