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A Home Newspaper Published t;u Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs. Vol. V. No. 31. Salisbury, N. C„ Tuesday, July 20th, 1909. Wm, H. Stewart, Editor. LEXINGTON *N3 DAVIDSON COUNTY. Thought Harness was a Little Worn, Salis bury People Get Near Beer License. Lexington Dispatch, July 14th. Lexington people will enjoy the rather novel <uit i taininent of see ing full-blooded Oher ko . Indians playing base ball with the home team next Monday aft-moon. Still more novel will be the game play ed Monday night in th- glare of electric lights. So novel is this feature that it is expected thatthe whole population will turn out to witness the gam-s. The Red men are good players, we hear, and will give the locals all they are looking for, but there are many who are backing the home boys and be lieve they can clean up the Chero kees. It has almost been forgotten that Chief Engineer 0, H P. Cor rell and his associates in the Southbound railroad secured a franchise from the board of aider men to operate street cars by elec tricity, at a meeting on April 8, 190G; but the privilege was grant ed on the condition that work start I within two years, and hence the franchise has expired Now that the Southbound is coming, and in view of the fact that is bound to build a station seme distance from the town and the Southern depot, talk of anew franchise will doubt less spring up. This one would have held good for 80 y-^ars had the conditions been fulfilled. I One day last week a Mr. Hen drix from Davie county, living three miles from F -rk Church, called on the harness man, \V B Hammer, and usked to see some harness, saving that the last set lie had bought of Mr. Hamnei was getting rather worn, although still in fair condition, with the exception of some needed repairs It developed, then, that he bought the bid set along about 85 years ago same being made by Mr. Ham uer, who is an old tame workman, out of tune with the new sort of machine made harness that is by no means in the same class with the goods of years ago, when har ness that was harness was made out of Da her that was leather, tanned in the old nay, and work ed up with care. ‘‘Near beer,” about the sale of which and the tax on which so much has been written, has made official app-.-arance here, and a place has been opened up m the _ lower part of the community, just outside the town limits. Tne sheriff has issued state and county license, same being |20 each, and federal license of J20 has been se cured. The shop being outside tlie limits, the town cannot tax it The license was issued to YV. D. Thompson and it is understood that ho and J. L. Ludwick, of Salisbury, are owners. They are together in a p ace at Salisbury, where nine men have pid if'BUO each for the privilege of dispens ing “,ii beer.” The sale of tin stuff here has created a ripple f interest, and the town is on the qui vive on account of the alleged sale of real beer in such places in other towns The near beer sells for 15 cents the bottle and is pro nonneed by c mnoisseurs as a mighty weak drink. Strange Geological Formation. One of the most remarkable geological freaks in Mexico is a mou tain situated on ihe out skirts of Pachuca w hich presents the appearance at a distance of being covered with spikes. The sides of the mountain are closely studded with stone columns or palisades. These columns are five to twelve feet long and as large around as an average man’s body It. is a remarkable uplift of na ture, winch has the appearance, however, of being the handiwork of human beings One side of the mountain is almost perpendicular and the stone columns protrude from the surface at right angles, forming an impressive picture The stone is as hard as flint and has withstood the elements for ages The spikes form a natural battlement that makes the nioun. tain appear from a distance 1:k some ancient fort —ludianapolie News. i COWLES ANO HIS BILL, A S'ory as to CertaitTKeinarks Gov. Kitch en is Alleged to Have Made. The bill providing for the re enactment 01 Beven of the “Re vised Statutes of the United States by Representative Cowles although several weeks ago is be ing carefully considered by the Democratic Congressman from the State. Mr Cowles does not consider the measure a bad one it is being criticised by others. Ln speaking of the bill, to-day, he said : “The language of the bill is simple and it needs no explana tion or defense at my hands, There is no one provision in it for Federal c mtrol of elections. The purp.se of the bill is as any one who will take the trouble to read it can see, to punish election officers who deprive citizens of their right to vote, make false returns, or otherwise interfere with a free ballot and a fair count under our present State election law. No one who favors fair eiec ti ms can object to any ofthe pro visions of tiie bill; I care not whet < thnrs may think of it. Tee time has come in North Car olina when we must have some legislation along this line. With no S ate or Federal statutes to p miih elocti m thieves, we are at the mercy of unscrupulous and disli mest, election officers and a fair ' lecti n cannot be had. Our Gr ,v. mor is not in sympathy wit h us ai d in the last campaign he was quoted in the newspapers as having declared in public speech that a Republican had as well de posit Ins ballott in a rural free i divery box as a ballot box: that if tlmy wanted their votes counted :■ h,;y had better voto fur him.— W ellington corespondeuce, Char lotte Observer, 1 he Judge Fired the Jury. Yuikville, S. C.,July )4—Judge Vleoimiuger this morning dumb founded a panel of petit jurorB by ■Jn mission on the ground that it was unfit for service in his court. The case was one in which the usual count of carrying concealed weap ms was tacked on to an in dictment for assault and battery with intent to kill. The testimo ny showed quite a serious fight in which two Russels sh t two Rob insons, the bullets taking effect in the backs of the wounded, or at least showing that they came from the rear There was a good deal of conflict ill the testimony as to the merits of the fight, hut no dis pute as to the fact that ! oth of the Russels had pisto s. The jury ac quitted .the Russels on all conn's, That was last night. When court convenced to is morning Judge Memmingei had the clerk ao call the panel and said to it iu effect that if i jury saw proper to to accept a plea of self defence from a man who had shot another in the hack it was not within his province to set the y verdict aside hut wh me men were unable or un willing to he guided by the plain law and evidence in a case of car rying concealed weapons iu the face of the fact that there had boon no attempt to deny the charge, hn was unwiilii.g to go on tryi> g cases with such jurors. He therefore mstructed the member of the panel to apply to the clerk for thier pay and consider them selves diechaiged fr in further at tendance. Tien turning to the clerk his honor instructed the drawing of additional jurors to fill out t.h t venire.—Special to Charlotte Observer. Sees Mo'her Grow Young, “It would he hard to overstate the w mderfui change m my moth er so.ee she 1-eg-sn to use Electric Bitters,” writes Mrs. W. L. Gil patrick, of Danforth, Me. ‘•Al though past 70 she seems really to iie growing young again, She suffer-d untold misery from dys pepsia for l!0 years. At, Usg she could neither eat, drink nor sleep Dieters gave her up and all re medies failed till Electric Bitters worked such wonders for h r health.” Tney invigorated all vital organs, cure Liver and Kid ney troubles, induce sleep, and impart strength and appetite. Only 50c at all druggists. STATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY. Many Polls Reported Insolvent, Near Beer Dealers will Await Qevetopements. Statesville Landiuarck, July 13-16. Cotton blossoms art still being reported, R. L. Freeze, who livts two miles from Statesville, sent m one Saturday which was pulled Thursday. Eight loaded coal cars of a heavy dou'deheader freight train wore derailed at a point some miles north of Mooresville and Winston line, Sunday night and the track was blocked practically all day yesterday. Trains were routed via. Statesville. No one was hurt in the wreck. The “near beer’’ dealers who announced last week their purpose to continue business and test the validity of the city ordianeo im posing a tas $500, later reconsid ered and have, it is understood, discontinued the business. It is supposed that dealers generally will await the court’s decision in the casss begun in Wiustou and Charlotte. Joseph Welboru, the 17-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Ayers, of Ilowan country, died Sunday at 12: 30 o’clock at the home of his grand parents Mr. and Mrs. John \V. Ayers, corner Center and Bell streets i'he little fellow had been ill for some weeks and his parents brought him to Statesville some days ago and placed him under the.care of ft local physician with the hone of saving his life, but it was so n realized that he could not live. There was an error in Supt. \\ hite’s report as to the number of polls and ins.dvents and lie has furnished The Landmark the jorrected figures. There Hre in the county 4 209 white polls and 1,943 of these are returned insol vent (wonder how many of these insolvents vote at elections?) I'he number of colored p ills is 933 and 533 of these are returned insolvent. The total number of p ills in the county is 5,142 and 2,470 of these, more than 50 per cent., are returned as ins lvent. The work of building the con crete walks at the First Presbyter ian chuck has about been com pleted. Rev. Dr. Wharey asked the privilege of contributing the amount necessary to build the walk from the entrance on the north side of the church to West Eid avenue. The erst was $30 In acknowledgement of Dr. Wha ry’s generosi y. John S. McRorie, who had the work in charge, will place this inscription on the walk : '‘Donated by Rev. J. M. Whary, D. D , 1909.” As a result of Dr. Whary’s contribution, Mr. Mc Rorie had funds sufficient to ex tend the walks in front of the church and on the north side across the sidewalk. Mrs. A. J Doveraux, who has been c inducting a boarding house on East Broad street, has broken up housekeeping temporally and left yesterday for Salisbury to spend the summer with her daugh ter, Mrs E. W. McNeill. The county commissi jners have instructed their clerk, Register of Dieds Boyd, to make a list of all names on the tax scrolls marked delinquent and place the list in the hands of the solicitor for in vestigation. The Wilkesb ro Chronicle re lates that a “soaker supp-r and cakewalk” was pull d of at Mo ravian Falls one night recently; and after the cakes had been a warde . to the pr.zo walkers and the prettiest girl, the 1 soaker pie” was bid in by R. Don Laws. “Soaker” is a new one on The Landmark. Will some of the wise enlighten? Deputy Revenue Collector Davis has returned from an (filial trip through Rowan and Davidson I counties. Ho was away a week | and in addition to collecting a lot i of special taxes he found and de stroyed an illiet distillery plant j in Davidson county. The plant was located about two mile1 south ! of Silver Hill and while it was j complete in every particular and I STRONG ARRAIGNMENT. Southern Paper Expresses Itself Concern ing Tennessee Judicial Blunder. The Atlanta C msl.h ution has the following t> soy c ncerning the recent, night, rider cases in Tennessee: As between the utrage involv ed in the murder of Captain Quentin Rankin and the legal out iage whereby thv escape of his as sassins is rendered more probable there is little room for choice. Since the lattter is supported by the majesty of formulas, its men acing significance is even more sinister, The primary and o ily excus able function of law, and the courts that administer law, is the determination of the i = sue of guilt ■ 'T innocence. Society stipulates that in the process of arriving at that conclusion the rights and lib erty of accused cr’initials shall be amply safeguarded. Not even the m st violent of partisans will contend that these two phases were not rigorously enforced in the night rider trials Convictions were obtained upon confessions of the culprits them selves. There was not a flaw in the evidence; mt even a reason able doubt lifts its plea for exten uation. Guilt, cmfessed and manifest, was the naked and un qualified net product of the trial. Surely, in the distinguishing traits of Anglo Saxon jurispru dence, fortified by trie traditions and the exacting safeguards of omturies, it would seem that this especial case should have been a inexorable illustration of justice vindicated. let at the m imeut that the en tire country was acclaiming a precedent that promised to re tr ■ ve a-fast-accumulatoig nation al contempt for law, t'.e highest tribunal of the state steps in and, in effect, arraigns itself on the side of anarchy and chaos. The deplorable and gloomy out look is by no means confined to Tennessee. As if in a spirit of satirical ribaldry, the trial and appellate courts of the country Seem often in conspiracy to give meaningless to .'.finicalities the right- 'f-way over the merits of the causes on their calendars. In stead of tribunals to mete out jus tice, tinny of them at times give evidence of becoming, instead, agencies for the defeating of jus tice by conjuring the intricacies of legal red tape, rather than ar bitrating right and wrong, guilt and innocence. Under this archaic and blunder ing system, the people of the United States pay out each vear millions of d illars for machinery to dispense justice. And those in charge of the machinery concen trate their energies on the cogs and pinions rather than on the all - imp rtant grist passing through it. Of all the hypothetical menaces to the repuhli , this one is thp most real and abiding. It goes down into the essence of those principles upon which the repub lic is founded. 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. Shoop who first told us it was wrong to drug a weak or failing Stomach, Heart or Kidneys His prescrip tion—Dr. Sh Hop’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 rapid I ay in popularity Druggists say that those w o lists the Res torative even fora few days s ion became fully convinced of its wonderful merit Anyway, don’t drug the organ. Treating the cause of sickness is the only sens ible and successful way. Sc Id by Cornelison ifc Cook. had been in operation recently, it was not in operation when the officer arrived and no one was on the premises. The 50 gallon cop per still and other fixtures were whacked to pieces and put out of commission and a small amounf of beer found on the premises was poured out by the officer. i NEWS FROM THE SHO JS. Several Items ofJntercst Concerning Rail way Matters at Spencer. Spencer Crescnt, .July 15t,h. The annual meeting of the offi cmls of the Southern tailway Company, all the master mechan ics on the entire system, was held in Spenci r to day, when the lead ing officials of the road were in conferneco with the men who manage the various shops on the big system Among those present were: A. Steward, general Super intendent of motive p wer and equipment; J. Hainan, superin tendent of motivepower, Danville division; W. S. Murrian, super intendent of motivn power, mid dle and Western districts; W. H, Owens, master mechanic, Man chester, Va.; J. F. Sherhan, mas ter mechanic, Knoxville, Tenu.; ■J. M. Boyden, master mechanic, Atlanta, Ga.; G. Aiken, Birming ham, Ala.; C. G. Arthur, Colum bia, S. C. ; J. B- Michael, Selma, Ala.; E, C. Sasser. Charleston, S. 0 ; E, M. Sweetman, Sheffield, Ala, ; and W. F. Karderly, Spen cer, N. C. The meeting is said to have been of much interest in railway circles. A brief inspec tion of the large plant at Spencer, was made by the officials. r ew people nave an idea oi tne immense propotions of tbs electric department of the Sonthoru Rail way' shops at Silencer, where hun dreds of machines of various kinds are driven by the electric motor, This department, which is ably maiiged by W S Sweet, as chief electrician, is producing more than COO horse power, with 92 meters, ranging from three to 75 ho'se power in size. More than 1,500 incandescent lights and 226 arc lamps are maintained. So well managed is the department, that only four men, two electri cians and two helpers, are em ployed to keep the whole plant in iperation. It is significant that not one minutes delay has beou caused in five years, except on the occasion cf the powder mag azine explosion, last year, when the dyuamoHS were badly damag ed, but were started again in three hours Of the more than 200 loc unotives in the service at Spencer, 07 are equipped with electric lights. All of the din ning cars, 14 in number, on main line of the Southern, are equipped throughout with electricity It is said that the electric plant at Spencer equals in proportions the entire plant of a city, the size of Charlotte, Asheville, or Wilming ton. The Southetu Railway Company has inaugurated a systematic in spection of locomotive boilers on the Spencer yards before the en gines are allowed to make a trip on the road. Tee inspections, which are most rig'd, are made in order to avoid b Tier explosions out on the road and thorough tests are made of the safety valves of each locomotive before being at tached to a trbin. This precau tion on the part of the Southern is said to have resulted from a boiler explosion on the Saluda mountain last winter, when sev eral men were killed, and is taken in the interest of good service and for the protection of the train men. A Sad Affair. It seams to he a custom in Ire dell —not a general custom, bj any means, nor always adherded to—to have something in the na ture of refreshments on the occa sion of the annual grain-thresh ing. Anyhow, when two neigh bors in the county started theii threshing machine one day thr past week, a terrible crash was heard in the rear end of thi thresher Investigation revealec that they had forgotten to rernovf the suit-case of refreshments Pshaw 1 Our pencil pauses hen and we leave the graveuess of th< catastrophe for the mind to pic ture. It is said that one of th< men was so outdone by the oth er’u carelessness that he went t< bed.—Statesville Landmark. CAUSES SENSATION. Revelations of Detective who has Been Chasing Blind Tigers. Causes Excitement. High Point, July, July 11.— Detective H, R. Thompson, of the High Point detective agency, has returned from North Wilkesboro, where he was the means of turn ing that town upside down. He went to work on blind tigers and in a little over a week he caused the arrest of 23 men, many of them the most prcmineut men in the town, including two magis trates. Seme of the men are wealth and are raising a racket. Of course such a scoop as this caused great excitement and for a time the detective had to “stand pat.” They talked of running him out of town, horse-whipping him but he went through without a scrat-h. When the preliminary trial was called the crowd was so dense that they had to adjourn to the opera house. When Detective Thompson got on the stand the lawyers demanded that he be un armed but this could not be done as he was an officer. Two war rants were issued against him to disarm him of his weapons but without avail A special term of court has been ordered to try the case and no doubt Wilkesboro will have one of the largest crowds in its history, when court meets. The W. C . T. U. and other citi zens of the county are back of the work and stuck to the detective in his work. Places raided were in the business section of the town in places that were supposed to have been respectable. A Judicial Blunder. In a published statement Attor? uey General Caldwell, who pros cuted and secured the convictious of the night riders at Union City, Tenn., several months ago, the cases being reversed by the Sur preme Court, scores that tribunal for its decision. Among other things Mr. Caldwell says: •‘I would not complain if they had gone into the facts of the case and had seen proper to say that the facts did not warrant a conviction, but for them to re verse so important a case on mere technicalities occurs to me as be ing a travesty of justice. They had a complete record before them. Were the defendants guil ty? If not, go into the facts and say so, and I would be the last one to complain, but in the name of justice let no guiley oue escape because of fly specks “I may be wrong, but iu my oppiuiou these three judges have committed a judicial blunder such as has not occurred in ten years iu Tenuessee jurisprudence. Of course I accord them honesty and sincerity. “None of those who are iu a positions to know can realize the full meauig of the decisiou. Ac cording to it, I see no way to ever have a trial again. Attributing justice must be left to an averging God.’:—Nashville, Tenn, d's patch. Rowan Man Acts Peculiarly. Hirman Spry, of Rowan couty, was locked up here Monday. His mind became unbalanced while he was on his way from his home in Rowan county, just across the line near Cooleemee, to Mocks ville. He attemped to assault a person or two along bis route and at one farm house got in the poul try yard and killed a duck or two. He whipped the horse he was driv ing unmercifully and caused it to run away and tear up the buggy considerably. He will be turned over to the Rowan auth Tities and will probably be sent to the S^ate hospital at Morgauton.—Mocks ville Courier. Tortured on a Hirse. “For ten years I couldu’t ride a horse without being iu torture from piles,” writes L. S. Napier, of Rugless, Ky., “when all doctors failed, Buckleu’s Arnica Salve , cured me.” Infallible for Piles, Burns, Scalds, Cuts, Boils, Fever Sores, Eczema, Salt Rheum, 1 Corns. 25c, Guaranteed by al: | druggists. % CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY. Stewards Give Pastor a Vacation. Negro Mistakes Wife for Burglar and Kills her. Concord Times, July 12tb, Marriage license were issued Saturday to J. M. Sides and Miss Eliza Myers, of Kannapolis. The county commissioners are in session to-day hearing com plaints as to valuation of property for taxation. At 4 o’clock this afternoon they will take up the matter of giving a franchise for the trolley line along the Kan napolis road. The board of stewards of Cen tral Methodist church yesterday morning voted their pastor, Rev. Plato Durham, a vacation during the month of August. Mr. Dur ham will spend the month in Chicago studying. Rev. Chas. R. Pleas will be in stalled pastor of St. Andrew’s church here on Sunday, July 25, during the meeting of the South ern Conference. The charge to the pastor will be delivered by Rev. V Y. Boozer, and to the con gregation by Rev. C A. Brown. Mrs, Rosa A. Phifer died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. N. D, Fetzer, last Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock after months of suffering. She was stricken with paralysis last October, and since that time had been a great sufferer, several times her life being despaired of. Word reached here this morning that Sam Gibson, of No. 10 town ship, shot and killed his wife some time last night. The information was that the killing was accident al. Both were young, and had been married only a short time. We endeavored to get particulars by telephone, but the office here cannot call the Carriker line now. Coroner Howard Caldwell went down this morning about 7 o’clock to investigate the case. Gibson says he thought he heard burglars iu the house and fired, the shot killi.ig his wife. Some Plain Talk. Those who seek the fascination of sin are likely to pay for it with their lives or that which is worth more than life. The worstof men expect women who are false to others to he truo to them, Sud denly discovering that the woman to whom he has given his guilty confidence and conscience is with out faith, even to her guilty love, the man is goaded to fury. He is a murderer I And he falls upon his sword. Every man, to be a good man, needs to have a good woman. And the test of a good woman is the yearning to be the mother of her husband’s children. The leal and loyal wcman and wife who is a joy all her days—a shining 1 ight for tortuous Bteps— a support for the psyic life—is the mother! The women who won’t be mothers cannot be de pended upon. They are like the wind which blows where it listeth. And, after all, the men who are thus punished for their own sins are themselves responsible. Seek ing sin, they find it, and, in find it, they die. They who seek the Cleopatras of she world will die the death of the Mark Antonys.—New York American. She Smashed the Record. Mrs. Lillian O. Hoag has broken all records for fasting, abstain ing from food for 49 days. The highest record previously was that of Et,ta Priscilla Gove, a Chicago school teacher, who shunned food 41 days, a year ago. Mrs. Hoag’s fast was broken yesterday afternoon, when she “dined” with her brother on a “meal” of a slice of cantaloupe. This long period of fasting was due to an illness the woman had hoped to overcome by refraining from food of any kind. The re sult was more than was hoped for. Freeing herself of one ailment, the woman rid herself of others.— Los Angeles, Cal., dispatch.