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Vol. VI. No. II. Salisbury, N. O., Wednesday. March 2nd, 1910. Wm. H. Stewart, Editor PEACE AND RECONSTRUCTION. Some Things That Were Doing In Sallsbur) Three Months After the Surrender. The following was an editorial in the Daily Union Banner, pub lished here July 18, 1865. It brings to mind many incidents that seem to have been forgotten by those who knew them, and con tains refreshing news to others. While the military was in charge of the place and of course de manded and forced discipline, yet the officers and the privates seem to have been as kind and consider ate as their positions would ad mit of. ‘'The blessings of a permanent and enduring Peace seems t? have been at last secured to our coun try. Every where throughout the breadths b» United States, are the laws obeye , the Union rever enced, and the Bag acknowledged. After four years of a bitter war, has come a perfect calm, and the Rebel and the Yankee sit down in friendship with one another. Those who lately grasped the hot gun barrel, now smoke quietly the calumet of peace, and talk pleas antly enough over the memories of the past. The intercourse be tween the soldier and the citizen lias UUUW IXIUUIl guuu XL HUB shown the citizen that his enemy alter all is a man very much like himself, given to truth and hon or and exercising magnanimity and benevolence, in the hour of his great triumph. Many friend ships have thus been formed which will last forever, a monument to the folly of rebellion and the cruelty of war. All that is want ed for the people to understand each other is this intercourse.— Every acquaintance made by an officer of the U"ited States army with our people, is but another argument in favor of the Union. They behave so well and are so kind, that they cannot help mak ing friends even amcng those in whose hearts slumber the embers of Rebellion. “Their Surgeons and nurses in the Hospital are also very kind and attentive to th* sick and wounded of the late i »nfederate ■ army. It is a touching sight to see—and can be seen at any hour at the Hospital—The soldier in gray depending for his very bread, upon the kind officer of th soldier in blue. One of the union odd iers, named Bassett, who had been Ward Master of the Confederate ward, for some time, died yester day of disease contracted in ad ministering to oar sick and wounded. He was kind and effic ient, and his unfortunate death is as sincerely regretted by the Con federates as by his comrades, Did we have the means we would have him buried with extra oaro and place upon his tombstone th9 in scription :—Marcelus Bassett, Co. ‘A.’ 28rd Michigan, soldier of the Union army, whoj died from dis ease contra od whilst ministering to the . 1 and wounded of the late Confederate army—“a noble soldier in a noble cause.” “At the funeral of Junius A. Fox, Esq., on Monday, passed along sileutly and sadly through the streets, we noticed aim ng those who escorted his body to the grave, the Union officer walk ing in brotherly love with the man who lately wore a sword in the rebel cause. But why particular ize incidents, when these things all bear testimony that we are one people in thought and in senti ment and that it was a fea.’fut thing to decide our quarrel with arms—fearful is the responsibility of those who were instrumental in producing this war, and who suc ceeded in inflaming the heart and maddening the mind of those who were destined to be brothers, citi zens and, coiuheritauts of this great Republic. un_L___ __I__j J-fUV jJVUVV UMU WUUXV|(*^aiU| UUU the great work of reconstructing, out of the chaoic remnants of gov ernment left by the war is rapidly going on—especially in North Carolina. Here Gov. Holden ie working vigorously and energeti cally for the public good, and soon the military will be at home, and the citizen will be enjoying hu civil rights, and appreciating and experiencing once more the liberty of the Republican form Govern ment,” CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY. Pneumonia and Measles Getting in Some Work. Smallpox has Lost its Cunning. Concord Tiu.es, Feb. 24. Freeland, the 12-year-old son of G. T. Beaver, of No. 7 township, died yesterday after an illness of several weeks, of measles. Columbus Goodman, of No. 6 township, was taken to the Salis bury hospital last night to have an operation performed for a very serious throat trouble. Ed. G. Lipe, who lives 4 miles from this city on the Mt. Pleas ant road, Mrs. Lipe and their son, Charley Lip9, are all three seri ously ill of pneumonia. The lat est reports from them state that Mrs. Lipe is desperately ill and that there is very little hopes of her recovery. All of the smallpox patients at the pest house are about well of the disease, and those who have not already been dismissed will be in a few days. There are several families in the county under quar antine and if no new cases devel op before the time the law re quires for those under quarantine expires, they will also be allowed their liberty. Henry G. Ritchie, of No. C township, one cf the best known citizens of the county, left yester day for Wake county, where he will make his home, Mr. Ritchie has leased a luge farm eight mib s from Raleigh, and on yesterday he shipped ail his stock and farm ing implements to Raleigh. His family will leave next week for their new home. Mr. Ritchie has rented out his farm in No. 6 town ship. • R. P.‘Arthurs of No. 1 township, lost a pocket book about a year ago, and had never been able to find it. One day last week he found it in the mud in his barn lot. The book had been tramped upon by the stock, and was in a bad condition. On last Monday where the book was found Mr. Ar thurs found a 1 dollar bill, which looked like it had been chewed up. There were several other bills in the pocket book when lost, but the others have not been found. Mr, Arthurs will have the money redeemed. $230,000,000 tor Automobiles Last Year The Association of Licensed Antomobile Manufacturers esti mates that nearly 115,000 automo biles were manufactured in the United States last year. At an av erage price of $2,000, a fair esti mate, their value would be about $280,000,000, The development of this business is perhaps without parallel in in dustrial history. The output of cars in 1903 was about 11,000 and the output in 1906 a little more than 80,000. The increase in seven years has been about ten fold. Conservative estimates put the probable output of the current year at 150,000 machiEes, less conservative, but not unnecessari ly unreasonable, estimates at 200, 000. rpu„ A 4-:__ * uovi Ultt" chines is 45 per cent, ad valornm. Last year there were imported 1,645 care, valued at $3,071 000, and 8,686 cars valued at $6,890, 000 were exported. Imports of automobiles were first classified separately in 1905, when 496 cars valued at $1,866,400 were brought in. Exports were first separately reported in 1906, when $1,792,300 were sold in other countries. In fact, the average value of ex ported cars is now practically the same as the average value of im ported machines. Of the 1,645 bought abroad last year 9-8 came from France. 418 from Italy, 127 from Germany and 101 from Eng land. The cars exported went to all,,the corners of the earth, to Africa, East India and to Aus tralia, as well as to Canada, Eu rope and South Amerioa, Ex perts to the United Kingdom were valued at $2,000,000, to Can ada at $2,400,000, to France at $846,000, to Mexico at $494,000, to South Amerioa at $240,000, to British Australasia at $303,000 aud to Africa at $49,000.—Wash ■ ington correspondence New York | Sun. PROCEEDINGS OF THE COUNTY COURT. Carrying Cancealed Weapons, Breaking In to Freight Cars and Drinking Brings Them Id the County Court, on Satur day, Will Jones, a negro from the worst section of Sugar Springs, was up charged with carrying con cealed weapons and was found guilty. Will had been up before the court last November on the same charge and was fined $50 and the cost in one case, and had judg ment suspended in another at that time. On Saturday the court put a fine of $50 in the suspended judgment case, and, as Will, through his counsel, gave motion of appeal in this last case, judg ment was suspended m that. In case the appeal is taken the bond is to be $100. Heury Smith and Jim Brady, two negros who were run down last week by officer Atterway, of the Southern, and Sherriff Mckenzie and deputy Jas. Krider, were brought into court on Saturday charged with breaking into and robbing freight cars on the Spen cer yard. They, by council, waiv ed a preliminary examiation and were ordered to be kept in jail for the May term of Superior court. T. C. Linn and son, Stahle Linn, representing the railroad, asked that they he required to furnish such bond as would insure their appeaiance, as it would probably develop that they belonged to a gang who has fcr some time been systematicalv robbing carB on the Spencer yards. Although there was a big crowd present when court opened on Monday morning there was only a few cases to be disposed of. Three drunks were let off with the usual fine of $5.00 and the cost. One who had no money nor friends here was ordered kept in jail a day ot two so that he might sober up and hear from friends in Ten nesee who he claimed would pay his fine Four negros who were arrested at the power house on Saturday night and who had been kept in jail since on a charge of gambling wf re dismissed for want of suffici ent evidence to convict. UiTtK liABAnnUo. There was a right 'ively affair, in the way of a joint debase, pull ed off at St. John’s school, in Cabarrus County near Mt. Pleas ant, Saturday night. The subject for discussion was: Resolved, “That Washington Should be Honored More Than Columbus” Those taking the affirmative were Edgar Ridenhour and Wright Petrea, and those of the negative were Willie Boger and Clyde Ritchie, The negative side of the question was decided the victor Quite a number were present to hear the debate, after which an oyster sapper was held which was also well attended. How Good News Spreads. “I am 70 years old and travel most of the time,” writes B. F. Tulson, of Elizabethtou, Ky. ‘‘Everywhere I go I recommend Electric Bitters, because I owe my excellent health and vitality to them. They effect a euro ev ery time.” They never fail to tme the stomach, regulate the kidneys and bowels, stimulate the liver, invigorate the nerves and purfy the blood. They work won ders for weak, run-down men and women, restoring strength, vig r and health that’s a daily joy Try them. Only 50c. Satisfaction is positively guaranteed by all Drug gista. Preparations are being made for a big school celebration and exhibition at the Hokhouser and Lyerly school house, seven miles from town on the Gold Hill road, on Saturday March 5th. Every body iB invited. Morgan Town ship string band will furnish mu sic for the "ccasiou, ana a good time is promised to all who at tend. It expels all poisons, stimulates the internal organs, cleanses the I the system and purifioB the blood. Such is Hollister’s Rocky Moun tain Tea, the most effective pre ventative and cure of bad blood, constipation and sluggish liver. Cornelison & Cook, ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY. A Lively Spelling Bee is Pulled off. A few More Die. Stanley Enterprise, Pel). 24th. Morton—Mrs. L. C. Morton’s son (by former marriage) died Saturday. Pennington. Mrs. John;— lived just west of town; died Sunday. morton—year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Morton; died Saturday. Borris—On Friday afternoon the 15-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Silas Burris, of Efird Hill. Mason—15-year old "daughter of Jas. A. Mason, of Efird Hill, died of pneumonia following measles. Lentz—Alma, the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert S. Lentz, died at 7:30 o’clock Monday morning. The spelling bee in the court house Tuesday evening was all iu the way of interest the most ardent expected. It was pure fun to hear the old spelling and to see some of the best spellers take seats for missing simple words of the Webester Biue Black variety. Inerest was at fever heat when the contest narrowed down to three and three,—Mrs. J. W Tucker, Mrs. R. L. Smith, and Mrs. J. M. Brown on the ladies’ side and W. Alam Smith, S. D. Arrowood and Charlie Council on the men’s. The three ladies “held their own" to the finish, when Mr. Smith took hi* seat after gallantlv spelling for somotine against the heavy odds of three to one. Among the vis iting spellers were Mr. and Mrs W. K. Littleton and Sandy Low der. Though only a Bmall ad mission fee was charged, about $55 was raised. The Efird baud enlivened the occasion with good music. The ladies are naturally jubilant over the victory, aud the men are already talking of issuing a challenge for another contest. ---- REFUSE DEMANDS FOR BETTER WAGES. Action Taken bn the Employes to Press the Demands Will be Simultaneous. Ceveland, 0., Feb. 24.—Th? replies of the Southern railroads to the wage demauds of the Br i,h erhood of Railroad Trainmen and the Order of Railway Conductors, were opened here tod-ay. The re fusal of the roads to meet the men’s terms was uuanimous. This places the Southern rail road situation in practically the same Hate as that in the territory north of ahe Chesapeak and Ohio and east of the Mississippi. It is now certain that any actiou taken by the men to press their demands will be simultaneous in the East and South. The result of the strike vote of the Baltimore & Ohio men will be known to President W, G Lee of the trainmen and Grandfather Garretson of the conductors early this coming week. If the decision is to call a strike aB it is expected to be, the execu, tive councils of th0 two orders which will meet here Jlater, are expected to submit to the men on all the railroad lines the ques tion whether a general strike shall be called. The strike votes on the Balti more & Ohio and at la-ge will not, be immediately affective. It is understood at the brotherhood headquarters here that, the votes will be used as ammunition by the chiefs of two ordera, to be used only in the event of a final refus al by the roads to concede the wage adjustment asked. In any event, affaiis will not reach a crisis, it is now expected, for twc weeks at least. Messrs Lee and Garretson wil go to Bal timore to receive the result of the vote on that hue Tuesday or vVech ; nesday. A further request w.ll | then be made of the railroad nffi i ciaiB to concede. u »T Uin/ IOOU UDgUbiaii l' MilS will be in progress with one or the Southern railroad lines, sim ilar to those held with the Bal timore & Ohio. As the railroadn have acted together hitherto, it is anticipated the replies will be similar to that made in Balti more. “I cannot make any prediction as to the outcome of either the Bt-'ltimore & Ohio or the Southern situation,” said President Lee to night. “The negotiations in the South will be conducted in the same manner as those with the Baltimore & Ohio, EIGHT NEGRO GAMBLERS CAUGHT. The Sheriff and Police Officers Make an Important Haul Thursday Night. Sheriff McKenzie, Chief Julian, Officer Frank Cauble and Town ship Tax Collector A. M. Rice, raided the home of Stella Evans, a negro woman who occupies a house across the railway traoks at the passenger station, at 8 o’clock on Thursday night, ;and bagged a gang of eight negro gamblers. The officers were evidently working on information and when they ap proached the house the sheriff and Officer Cauble went to the rear, Offioer Rice stationed him self at the front corner, and Chief Julian went to the front door. As he entered the door his pistol was accidentally discharged giving the alarm to the gamblers, as well as to the officers outside, who, think ing that the chief had been fired upon, broke down the rear door and rushed into the house. No resistance was offered and the whole bunch was locked up and was tried in the county court on Friday morniug. All of them were found guilty and a fine of $20 and the cost was put on three of them, J. A. Noble, E. C. Thom as and Dock Weeks, Judgment was suspended on the others, Dan Nicholson, Fuller Caldwell, Mon roe Dolphus, Andrew G-owin, Wal ter Cook and Rufus Hunter. No ble, upon whom a pistol was found when the search was made, was found guilty of carrying concealed weapons and was fined $80 in that case. No “Ni-Beer” tor Monroe. No near beer for Monroe, neith er for Bentonville, nor the regions round about. J. R. Funder burk came to Monroe last week from Salisbury, rented a small room in Bentonville, got license from the Bherriff to sell near beer, unloaded several barrels of some kind of hog wash from a wagon, and was about ready to create a little hell for the peolep of that community, when something hap pened. They didn’t threaten him, they didn’t intimidate him, they didn’t say they would burn him out, or shotgun quarantine -him or night-rider him, or any thing else. One of the leading men who lives over there just went to Mr. Funderdurg and per suaded him to hitch np and go back where he came from or some where else. It was a simple case of moral suasion, of good Chris tian argument so to speak, and it was nut. so earnestly that Mr. Fund- durg said, ‘‘Well, if the sherr T will give me back the money I paid for the liencse, I’ll quit.” c.T, 1 1 v is • 1 1 1 1 1 . it s a utiuo, gam ulio gomuo man who was doing the talk, “and it' the sherriff can’t give the money back it will be found somewherh else.” Sherriff Griffith was only too glad to return the money and cancel the license, because he wouldn’t issue one of the things at the start till the Supreme court said he had to. Mr. Fun dermirk got his money back and on last Friday he loaded up his near-slop and went back. Mr. Funderburk is oot so bad, even it he did want to sell such stuff. You haye often heard that uo one is altogether bad who is subject stiil to moral suasion. And Mr. Fuuderburk was subject and the good folks who live over Breuton Hill believe more than ever in moral suasion. No near beer for Monroe—Monroe Jour nal. Maks Your Dollars Extend, Our agency wil l prove that thir ry fiv^ years big safes and pleased users of the L. & M Panst will save you dollars, because when painting with L. & M. you are us ing metal Zinc Oxide oombined with White Lead; Zinc Oxide is imperishable, and makes the L. & M. wear and cover like gold. The L. & M. Colors are therefore bright and lasting. You won’t need to re paint for 10 or 15 years; beside* L. & M, Paint costs less than any other, say about $1.30 per gallon. Sold by: Salisbury Supply & Commission Co., Salisbury. AN EXHAUSTIVE PUBLICATION. Twenty-Hiird Report of the N. G. Depart i ment of Labor and Printing. The Twenty-third Annual Re port of the Department of Labor and Printing of the State of North Carolina has been issued from the office of Commissioner M. L. Ship man. The chapters of the report cov er, as usual, farmB and farm labor, wages of farm hands and cost of production of farm products, con dition of the trades, miscellaneous factories and industries, cotton, woolen and silk mills, furniture factories, newspaper statistics, and railroad employes and wages. In addition to this, there has been added a classified list of fac tories, the labor laws of the State, and a resume of the reports is sued for the past ten years, and other interesting information, An excerpt from Chapter I says: | rnmaruy, the purpose, of the statistics is to show hours of la bor and wages, conditions of la bor, and to give an idea of what progress is being made in an edu- ; cational and moral way, whether j there is an improvement in gener- ] al proficiency, and the relation of j Bupply to demand. In some quarters to which the ^ report is sent, these purposes' are overlooked, the recipients expect ing rather a directory of manu- ’ factnring enterprises. Under the peculiar conditions of the law ‘ governing the Department and j the manner of collection of statis tics, it has proven impossible, ex cepting ootton, woolen and silk mills, to secure a oomplete list of the factories. j So far as the means at hand have allowed, it has been the pur- ' pose to include every factory, of whatever kind, employing five or more people, that it was possible to reach. Chapter II, farms and farm la bor, shows an increase in the val ue of land in eighty-seven coun ties, decrease in two and no change in nine Fertility of land is reported maintained in eighty- 1 four counties; fourteen report 1 that it is not maintained . Six oounties report a tendency to have , larger farms; ninety-two I smaller. Eighty-six oounties re port labor scarce; twelve plenti ful. Ninety-five comities report negro labor unreliable, two reli able, and one, no negro labor. Sixty counties report employment regular; thirty-eight irregular. 1 Every county reports an increase in cost of living. Chapter III, covering the 1 trades, says: In addition to the specific infor mation asked for in the blanks sent oat, the Department has ta ken a general survey of the con ditions under which the trades, or, more properly speaking, the body of working men and women, are now laboring. The conclus ions reached, based on the an swers to inquiries which [appear in one form or another on all blanks relate to phases of the question that cannot be answered compre hensively by yes or no, or by any figures. A certain amount <c the losses in quantity of work offered and prices paid for service which occurred in the latter part of 1907 and 1908 have been regained, and while employment is by no means so easi'y found, and it may be that wages are slightly less than in the ifloodtide of 1907, on the whole, conditions affeoting the trades may be said to be in a shape fully as satisfactory as at any time in the industrial history of the State. Chapter IV, miscellaneous fact ories, says that general indica tions show that the factories are rapidly being put on a substantial basis—that is, shoe an absence of mushroom growth, or what is commonly known as “schemes.” Few new factories are reported, bat, on the whole, conditions may be said to represent a stable prog ress, [sufficiently rapid to show growth, bnt at the same time at a rate that would seem to indicate only the meeting of a demand WORK OF THE REAPER. Mrs. Malinda Wood, Miss Mattie Raney, Vester Morris, and Others. The Infant child of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Foster, who moved from Salisbury last year to Jack sonville, Florida, was brought here on Saturday night for bnrial. The child died there some six months ago and the parents, wish ing to have it buried here, had the body embalmed and kept there until such time as it could be moved. The body was taken to and kept at Wright’s undertak ing parlors until Sunday at noon. The funeral was conducted from there and the burial was at Chest nut Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Malinda Wood, 77 years of age, died at the home of A. L. Cozzens, 917 S. Main street, on Saturday morning, from aooute indigestion. She is survived by seveD children, all of whom live in Salisbury except one son, Wal ler Wood, who is foreman in one of the departments of the cotton nill at Gooleemee. The funeral vas held on. Sunday afternoou at ! o’clock from the Chestnut Hill laptist church by Rev. J. M. Mc Cenzie, and the interment was nade in Chestnut Hili oemetery. Two deaths have been reported rom Granite Quarry. On Wed lesday afternoon Vester, the 16 nonths-old child of Mr. and Mrs. ohn MorrisJ died at their home it that place after an illness of learly a year. The funeral was leld from Shiloh M. E. church in Thursday ^morning, at 11 •’clock. The second death was .hat of Miss Mattie Raney which iccurred, at 2:80 o’clock, ;on fhursday afternoon at the home >f her father, R. A. Raney, from ihe effects of tuberculosis. Miss Etaney was about 28 years of age ind was a sister of Luther Raney, if the firm of Snider-’Raney Com pany, of this city. The funeral vas held on Friday afternoon at 3t. Pauls’ Lutheran church and ihe interment was at Faith. ihat may reasonably be expected io be permanent. Chapter V, covering cotton, voolen, silk and knitting mills, ;ives general conditions, and nuch detail information. Chapter VI, oovering furniture 'aotories, reports: ine iurmture manutactunnsr nterests represent a quiet, but at ihe same time an important and mbstantial industry in the life of the State. While the supply of •aw material is by no means a iutely short, great inroads are bo ng made on the timber lands ihat furnish this materia-, and it s a source of regret that, appar» sntly, no steps are ben g taken t > preserve or provide a supply I ’ ase after the present supply has been exhausted. The newspaper situation, as covered by Chapter VII, shows that in keeping with the advauca in every other line 4of business, the newspapers and institutional publications show ar increase f< r the year of eight in number, and of 137 242 in circulation. The . follows a list of papers, wi h names of editors, proprietors, ci culation, etc. Taken all in all, the publics tion represents a deal of crysts - iized information, evidencing s lot of patient and careful work. Counterfeit Quarters in Circulation. While good money is scaroe, it 13 Baid that quite a lot of the bogus kind is being circulated in and around the city. A package c n taiuing seven spurious twenty-fivs cent pieces was picked up h? Frank Bradshaw, a co.ored resi dent ef Dixonville, one of the c d ort,d suourbs ut the city on Thurs day. The coins were very good counterfeits and but for the lack of weight might be passed any where. Three of the coins boar the date of 1900, the others were 1907. A paper dollar, not so well executed as the coidb, is reported in circulation around town. We would warn all newsgaper men, boot-blacks and others who handle large sums of money to look at all bills carefully before taking them. Don’t shove it in the pocket iu a careless way and discover later that you have been bit.