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Vol. VI, No. 9. Salisbury, N. O., Wednesday, February I6th, 1910. Wm, H. Stewart, Editor THE SETTLEMENT OF SALISBURY. Some Ancient but Interesting History of the Town, county and People. We have before us a copy of the Union Banner, of JuJy 13th, 1865, just about three months after the close of the great war. It was a daily pa per, published by J. J. Stew art, and contains quite a number of very interesting items to Salisburians. We expect to make |numerous ex tracts from this paper from time to time and this week, publish the following account of the settlement of Salis bury: Through the kindness of a friend, we have received the following sketch, relative to the settlement of Salisbury, which will be of interest to cur citizens. iioiuan— Salisbury— face of the country—Indian Traces —Cogdill—John Dunn. The County of Rowan was taken from Anson in 1753, _and was named after Rob' ek a member of the council. The first settlers nearSalisbflry werekaulRif fle and Whitesides, on Grant’s^^Bt to the north; John John Gardiner, AlerfCn ot Douglas and James Douglas on Crane Creek to the south of Salis' bury. They settled in 1751, Matthew Locke, Fra n e i s Locke, John Brandon, Alex' ander Cathey and James Gra ham to the west on the upper part of Grant’s Creek to the north of Salisbury, before 1751. The first mills on Grant’s Creek were built by John Whitesides near its mouth. It is now owned by John I. Shaver.—Hugh Parker built the mill above, devised it to Tho.mas, William and John Frohock, and Spruce McCoy afterwards purchased. Grants Creek took its name from a Mr. Grant, who settled near the head of the creek. Crane Creek took its name from the great number of Cranes that came from the sand hills during the time of whortleberries which abound ed in the glades of this creek. James Carter ana nugn Foster owned the land where Salisbury was established and it was by their influence the Court House was estab lished at Salisbury. An ef fort was made to establish the Court House to the west of that place about two miles. Salisbury.—Elias Broc k and John Whitesides bui.it the first Court House aid Jail in Salisbury, on the ground where those buildings now stand. They were the first men that were put in the jail after it was built. They were put in for debt. First settlers in Salisbury were Thomas Dugan, James Heg gin and James Bowers. Face of the Country.—The country was covered with pea vines, grass and canes. It had the appearance of the richest country. There were the buffalo, bears, etc., in the neighborhood. Hunting Grounds. — This country was the hunting grounds of the Catawbas. Indian Traces.—These gen erally run in the glades near the water courses, when they led in the right direction; thence through glades on the tops of ridges. y- Tt V> Air x A1JN- V/UU-JJlJLli. JTJ.C was appointed Clerk of Anson Countv Court. He came from the lower counties near Edenton, was a lawyer and had John Dunn as a deputy Clerk. John Dunn.—He was an Irishman, and educated for a Roman priest. He left Ire land suddenly in consequence of some fracas, in which he was engaged, went on board a privateer and came tc America. He married Mar”. Reidon Reid’s creek, on the Yadkin in Rowan, and made shoes and kept school. He studied law and removed tc Salisbury, where he followed his profession with great suc cess., H« married a second wife, Betsy Howard, then a SOIL SURVEYS TO BE RESUMED. Experts to Discuss Conditions and Map Out Plans tor Future Work. Washington, D. C., Feb. 15.— Special.— A conference has been arranged between Dr. B. W. Kilgore, Chemist of the North Carolina Depart ment of Agriculture, and W. E. Hearn, of the Bureau of Qoils, U. S. Department of Agriculture, who has charge of the co-operative soil sur vey work in the State of North Carolina. Mr. Hearn will proceed to Raleigh at an early date in order to discuss with Dr. Kilgore the location of additional field experi ments upon the most import ant soil types which have been shown by the soil sur vey to exist in the different portions of North Carolina. The soil conditions in various counties will be discussed and Mr Hearn will render every assistance possible in the se lection of addition of areas for field experiments with different classes of fertilizers in the production of the most important staple crops pro duced in the different sec tions of the State. ^ o -f’f March the soil survey work will be resumed in Mecklen burg and Granville counties, North Carolina, and it is an ticipated that the held work ot the soil surveys of these two areas will be completed about July 1st. Arrangements have been made whereby it is antici pated that an additional par ty will be placed in North Carolina after the 1st of July, and through this arrange ment two or three additional counties can be begun about that date. It is probable that one of the parties will be as signed to Cabarrus County and that one of the other parties will be located in the eastern-central portion of the State. With the additional facili ties it is probable that about 3,000 square miles can be cov ered by the soil survey work during 1910. third, Frank Petty, in Lin coln. All his children were by the first wife.—He was promoted to the rank of Col. of the militia; but when the Indian war broke out and the militia were to march against the Cherokees in 1760, he re moved to the Cheraws and remained there two years, u.i til the troubles were over. When the revolution com menced he was suspected of being ratherdukewarm, or in clining to the side of the dis affected. He was apprehend ed and taken a prisoner to South Carolina. At the same time a lawyer in Salis bury named Benjamin Bout Boothe, was apprehended and taken away with him. He (Boothe) was an Englishman. Col. Dunn commanded the regiment from Rowan, that went to Hillsborough to pro tect the Court from the Reg ulators.” For a more extensive ac count of John Dunn’s con duct and character, see “Wheeler’s Sketches,” ch. 67. —Rowan County. The fore going statements ought to have been incorporated in the sketch of that County. But as a second -'dition of that work may be expected, or some other person will write our history, we confidently trust these “Memoranda” will be useful. Saved From Awful Peril. ‘ I never felt bo near my grave,’ writes Lewis Chamhlin, of Mau Chester, Ohio. R. R. No. 3 “as when a frightful cough and lung trouble puliod me down to 125 pounds in spite of many remedies and the best doctors. And that I am alive to-day is due solely to Dr. King's New Discovery, which completely cured me. Now I weigh 160 pounds and can work hard. It also cured my four children of croup.” Iufalliable for Coughs and Colds, its the most certain remedy for LaGrippe Asthma, desperate lung trouble : and all bronchial affections, 50c I and $1 00 A trial bottle free. Guaranteed by All Druggists. STATE NEWS. Items of All Kinds Gathered trom the At tlanfie to the Alleghanies. Ninety-one cents a pound was the price paid for a pile of wrap pers at the Leader warehouse in Winston-Salem Thursday sold by Allen & Ferguson of German town. The Colored Normal and Indus trial school at High Point has just completed two additional tiricK buildings at a cost of about £10, 00ft The largest building is 75x40 feet, three stories high and contains a u auditorium and a number of clajs rooms. The smaller one, which is really an annex, is 24x36 feet, three stories high and is used entirely as a boy’s dormitory. All the work on these buildings was done by student labor under the direc tion of members of the school faculty. I ~ Mrs Edward Marshall was seri ously, if not fatally burned while iu her home ou tmxton street, Winston-Salem, shortly before noon Thursday, her clothing igui tii.g from a blazing bottle of kero sene oil which she accidentally overturned on the stove. With the blaze almost enveloping her, she evidently feared, too, that the hous? would be burned, and her mother’s instinct impelled her to seize her 18-mouths-old baby and rush out to the yard with it held iu her far out stretched arms so that the little one was not injur ed. The mother placed the child upon the ground and moaning iu her agony, rushed to a neighbor’s yard, where a young man beat out the flames. Mrs. Marshall sank into a comatose state and fears are expressed for her recov ery. The blaze in the kitchen was soon extinguished by neigh bors. I ne ijreenviiie superior court has been making good progress with the case of State vs. Solo mon Shepard, who is on trial fur the murder of Engineer Holt. The jury was secured out of the two hundred venire without di - ficulty. The State offered confes sions made by the prisoner to the sheriff uud to the police of Dur ham county and t> the officers in Petersburg aid the prisoner’s tes timony m the Reuben Bar e t ml tor this mar5 • and s ten..lug t i ..to tbo .. or s . 11 - --i 1 i h ll' ii s - H„ p : tier who knew iliiii 1.-S1 iti io a' ne o. . : z ■ and ores;) iio-ide a..d Dr. : t; ,, o: liai-Mgh gave i as bis o.-.o-o. that the pr ■< :< r was an iu >■■■•’ and irresponsible. Hot Air in Stnaie. ‘•Well, I’ll be—I” That’s what aeitiz u said and some of the rest of us thought whs,u it was f u d ..hat there is a law i. this Statu al lowing a fa.her to deed his child reu to whomsoever he ph ases, just about like the South Carolina la > in the same matter. And that, too after North Carolina had been roll ing her eyes in “more holy than thou” fashion at South Carolina. 'Nough to make him say it-A resolution was introduced in the Senate last Monday to loan a num bar of United States army tents to the Confederate veterans to be used at their annual re-union at Mobile, Ala., next April. Senator Heyburu, of Idaho, took the intro duction of that resolution as occa sion to get off a lit of hot air about the rebels and government proper ty under the rebel flug. After the speaker had frothed and fumed to his heart’s content, a vote was taken, no Senator thinking the ex posure of fervid wind of conse quence enough to need a reply, and every Senator, regardless of party or State, with the lone ex ception of Heyburn, voted to loan the army tents to the Confederate yeteians.—Mtnroe Enterprise. - --• • Bowels clogged, sick headache, no fun is it? Why not have that happy face, redj with good Rocky '*• bowels. ’ DEVOTEES OF THE BOND CRAZE. Efforts of ihe Prodigals to Get Cash to “Blow in" The town of Jonesboro at a spec ial election Thursday voted a bond issue of $15,000 for the install ing of a water works system. On ly five votes were cast against the measure. At a meeting of the board of al dermen of Burlington held in the citv hall Monday night it was or dered that an election be held May 8 upon the question of a bond is sue of $500 000 for additional street improvement. The city is now spending $35,000 on street work, and with this addition it will be enabled to make a very creditable showing in the matter cf streets. The city of Greenville, S. (J., has appointed a commission to take charge of the funds secured from a bond issue and to take gen eral oversight over its expenditure. It has been suggested that the city of Charlotte and the county of Mecklenburg might get togeth er on the matter of issuing bonds to the extent of, $300,000, or, per haps, more under some such plau A commission of three able bus iness men. two to be selected from the city and one from the county, is believed to be a solution of the vexing problem of future bond is sues as affecting Charlottd and Mecklenburg county.—Charlotte Observer. €> m FAIL TO REACH SOUTH POLE. Accidents to Ship Precludes the Possibility of Reaching the South Pole. Punta Aarenas, Cnile, Feb. 13.—Further details have been received here of the voyage of the Pourquoi Pas, which is now returning with Dr Jean M. Charcot’s Ant' arctic exredition. Pourquoi Pas on reaching the region of ice, on her trip to the south, stranded on the coast of Gra' ham Land but was refloated. On the resumption of the voyage the steamer met with a series of accidents. There was considerable suffering among the men dur ing the many months in the Antarctic regions, scurvey and heart disease being the chief ailments. Tue seien* tific observations were con dueled with the gr dr i '•are and thus til obj •• f C x d ■ was VirlU ! I Z '* i. «N UwU* VO u it,-, were made over it, ice, but • t as impossible 1 n< « to* no>files n account S in- 'Pad con ilion of the ice lie. Is Tlie stranding of the Pour- j quoi Pas and collisions with! bergs caused a serious leak at! the outset of the expedition] which proved impossible of repair. Water flowed in at all times, and the pumps were in constant use until the end of the voyage. The steamer was exposed to violent storms on the return trip as far as the Strait of Magellan and was compelled to put into an obscure harbor for two days to repair the engine. A scarcity of provions and coal, the damage to the ship and the exhaustion of the crew necessitated the return. $100 Reward. $100. The readers of this paper will be pleased to learn that there is at least one dreadful disease that science has been able to cure in all its stages, aud that is Catarrh. Hill’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. Hall’s Catarrh Cure is takeu in ternally, acting directly upon the blood aud mucus surfaces of the system, thereby destroying the foundation of the disease, and giving the patient strenth by buil ding up the constitution and as sisting nature in doing its work. The proprietors have so much faith in its curative powers that they offer Oue Hundred Dollars for any case that ,it fails to cure. ’ for lis6 of testimonials. F. J. CHENEY & Cc., 75o. ily Pills fo CONCORD AND CABARRUS C0UN1Y. Mr. Benfielri Gets Damages tor False Arrest. Dead Baby Found. Concord Times, February 10th. Dr. L. S' Fox, a dentist of Salisbury, spent yesterday in the city with a view to locating here for the practice of his profession. Rev. C. P. Fisher, of Faith, will preach at Mt, Olive Lutheran Church, in No. 6 township, next Sunday afternoon at 2:80 o’clock. February 8 was Shrove Tuesday and yesterday Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Easter falls this year on the 27th of Maroh. The Salisbury minstrels will give a performance in the opera house to-morrow night, The papers at Salisbury and Albe marle, where they have given per formances, speak highly of their work. Julia Phifer, mother of Wilson Phifer, the negro who was sent to the pest house with a case of smallpox about two weeks ago, has a case of smallpox also. It is not so severe with her, as she was vaccinated at the time her son was first discovered with the disease. Rev. Mr. Shulenburger, of China Grove, will preaoh at Bear Creek Reformed Church, in No, 7 township, next Sunday morning at 11 o’clock. Rev. M. M. Noacker will con duct services at Kannapolis next Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. He is the Reformed Church pas tor at China Grove. Everybody is invited to attend. Mrs M. Luther Bost, who lives near Braff 'rd Mill, in No. 11 township, died Monday morning, after an illness of several weeks. She was married about seven years ago to M. Luther Bost, of No. 11 township, who, with two little girls, three and five years old, survived' her. Before her marriage she was Miss Minnie Rideuhour, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ridenhour, of No. 8 town sbip. A large crowd of people from all parts of the county are here to-day attending the trial of State vs Pink Dry and Gaston BiaRe, charged with the murder Myrtle Fi we, a colored woman N 11 township. A special r* 10-0 had been summoned peat here to-day, but the exhausted before the ! o. ; . selected, and the sheriff u t - sum non more jury ui i . \ in gn baby was fo und dead i. the branch opposite the power oration of the Southern Power Uo.’s point here yesterday after noon about 4 o’clock. Two small o gr-.i boys discovered the body ot the child while crossing the branch. Fannie Jeffries, a ne gro woman who lives at the double tracking camp of the Southern railroad, and grandmother of the child, is in jail charged with the murder. A ivi/iiwy f Vt r\ Aitril nnano r) lannoarl *-• " r> — ----- - - of Hi Superior Couit t.h.a week this one is of interest in Salisbury : John A. Beufield by his next friend vs. J ft. Cruse and W. L. Ray. The jury in this case gave a verdict of $25.00 in favor of plaintiff. This suit was brought by young Benfield on account of officer Cruse, who is Chief of Police at Spencer, arresting him and placing him in jail on a war rant which Benfield alleges was illegally sworn out and on this he was placed in jail, where he was forced to stay until he could make arrangement to secure his liberality. The suit was for $2, 000 damage but the jury gave him $25.00. The case against magis trate Ray, who was named a party to the suit was thrown out of court. -m • What greater g ft or blessing could one give than health and happiness. To your unhealthy friends give Hollister’s Rocky Mountian Tea, nature’s greatest tonic remedy. Drives out disease, brings back health and happiness You’ll be surprised the good t’will [do. Comelison & Cook. THE WEEK IN CONGRESS. Committee to Investigate High Cost of Living may be Named This Week. Washington, Feb 1 3 .—The fact that the President in his New York speech picked out for emphasis such subjects as postal savings banks, interstate commerce legislation, anti-injunction, state hood and conservation of natural resources seems to mark these as subjects for early consideration by Congress. Especially is this true for the reason that measures to carry out these party pledges have reached stages before the appropriate com-1 mittees. It is remarked also that the character of Mr. Taft’s allusions to the Federal incorporation bill would hardly justify the placing of that measure in the first rank of administration measures, while the fact that the ship subsidy was ignored altogether makeB it ques tionable whether the Executive will bring pressure to bear to pro mote its charges. Ship subsidy legislation seems almost certain to pass the Senate, but the democrats in the House are preparing to line up against the bill and they believe that with some Eepublican assistance they will be able to defeat it. It is not improbable that the Senate would then resort to plac ing the measure upon the post office Appropriation bill as a rider, in which event a second contest would be precipitated in the House. It is expected tbat the select committee of the Senate desig nated to conduct the proposed in quiry regarding the price of food products and other necessaries of life will be announced to-morow, or, if not then, at an early day of the present week, There is little doubt that the Republican mem bership ofjthe oommittee will •con sist as heretofore announced, of Senator Lodge, chairman, and Senators Elkins, McCuber, Smoot and Crawford. The Democratic membership has not been deter mined definitely, but tOe indica tions are that Senator Simmons, of North Carolino, and Senator Clarke, of Arkansas, wiil be asked to officiate on behalf of the minor ity membership. •ni . • r i ll_ il_ lilt) 4UH0blUU WUOUUOl UUD House committee on ways and means will undertake the investi vation of the nigh cost of living, m view of the action of the Sen ate, is still undetermined. There is no general demrnd for a rival inquiry and indications are that the House will be willing to leave the whole subject to the Seuate. Postal savings banks and appro priation bills will take up practically the entire week in the Senate. In the House the rivers and harbors bill will probably occupy consid erable time and there are other appropriation bills ready for con sideration. Among these is the postoffice bill carrying about $240,000,000 and tbe Indian bill. The Ballinger-Pinchot investi gation is scheduled for resump tion to-morrow. There will be important hearings also at both ends of the Capitol on the admin istration railroad bill. The hear ings on the rnti-option bill, in olvmg the prohibition of trans actions in futures of products of the soil on stock exchanges will be assumed to-morrow. -- I Dr. Frederick A. Cook and Wife Sill From Chilean Port. Valdivit, Chile, Feb. 13. - Dr. Frederick A. Cook, the explorer, and his wife arrived here on board the German steamer Osiris, having taken cabin at Montevideo. Dr. Cook traveled under the name of T. Craig. He and hie wife sailed north to-day. He declined to be inter viewed. The steamer Osiris sailed from Hamburg January 1 and from Antwerp January 8 for Callao. Presumably she touched at Montevideo, where the Cooks are said to have boarded her, but her call there has not been re ported . FOR STATE WATERWAYS. Senator Simmons may be Able to Have Many of the Appropriations increased. Washington, Feb, 10.—The riv er and harber bill was not report ed from the House oommitte to day as was expected but the fol lowing items will be oarried for North Carolina. Improving waterway from Nor folk harbor to Albemarle sound and for maintenance of improve ment of inland water route from Norfolk to Albemarle sound through Currituok sound, $5,000 Improving waterway from Nor folk to the sound $5,000. Improving harbor at Beaufort $5,000. Improving Beaufort inlet $7, 500. j-Lupruviug lYiauteu, uumpieting improvement in accordance with the report submitted in Sixtieth Congress, first session $13,750, Improving Bay river, complet ing improvement in accordance with the report submitted in Sixty-first Congress, seoond ses sion $21,000. Improving Cape Fear river above Wilmington, continuing improvement with a view to secur ing a navigable depth of eight feet up to Fayetteville, including surveys and acquisition of land for locks and dams and comple tion of plans for the same in accordance with the report sub mitted to Sixtieth Congress, first session $10,000, Improving Cape Fear river at and below Wilmington continuing improvement to such depth in excess of twenty feet as the appro nriations for the work may permit, due regard being given to the difference in tidal oscillation at the upper and lower portion of the improvement, $200,000. Improving Coutentnea creek, $2,000. Improving Fishing creek $1 uv/v . Improving Neuse and Trent rivers, continuing improvement and fur maintenance, including work in accordance with the plan for securing a depth of four feet in the Trent river from Newberu to Trenton as recommended to Sixtieth Congress second sesssion, $36,000. Improving New river and water ways to Beaufort, continuing im provement, and for maintenance of New river, including inland waterways between Beaufort har bor and New river, and between New river and Swansboro, $23, 700,of which sum $6 700 may be txpeuded upon New river in iccordauce with the report sub mitted to the Sixtieth Congress second session. Improving Northeast, Black and Cape Fear rivers, for mainte nance of improvment of Northeast and Black rivers and of Cape Fear river above Wilmington, $7,000. Improving Pamlico and Tur rivers, $5,000. Improving Roanoke river, $5, 000. Improving Scuppernong river, $2,500. Improving South river, com pleting improvement in accord ance with the report submitted to Sixtieth Congress, first session, $10,000. n l • 1 UUUl 1 auilltu Bl.'SIUU to Beaufort, inlet, $10,000 Improving connecting Swan Quarter bay, with Deep bay, com pleting improvement in accord ance with the report submitted to the Sixtieth Congress, first ses sion, $14,575. This bill will have to go to the Senate and then to conference. It may undergo many changes. Senator Simmons, being a mem ber of the rivers and harb rs committee, may have many )f the items increased.—Charlo se Observer. —-« • People easily Constipated dread the winter. Nothing but hard, course meals. No fruits, no vege tables to keep the stomach active. Your best relief, your greatest friend now is Hollister’s Rocky Mountain Tea, the world’s tonic physic. Do it to-night. Comeli son & Cook. - *