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Vol. IX No. 22 Salisbury, N. C„ Wednesday, May 14th, 1913. Wm. H. Stewart, Editor
i if mm in. POOR GRANITE AND INCOMPE TENCY PLAINLY IN EVIDENCE. Special Committee of Experts Make Report to Grand Jury and Grand Jury Reports to Corn*. The good people of Salisbury and Rowau County will be glad to learn that there is now a proba bility that, since we must have a new court house, it may be one that will he of oredit to the conn ty and her greatest natural asset, the Rcwau granite. As eternal vigilance is the price of liberty, eo it is with a square deal for the public. It seems next to imp os Bible to have something done for the public without some one put ting up gome scheme that will in ure to personnl advantage, and it was hardly to he expected that the construction of this building, born in spite and revenge and car ried forward with the intent of personal gain, would be completed without a puh'io gcaudul. The Watchman epp >sed the erection of th- building feeling that it was not a. necessity, and still thinks bo, but h^pod that a creditable structure would be the result, al though our judgment held out ab cmlnfol it «->r nnooon Vmlie.va anp.h a hop9 might, be realized. At the beginning cf the woik we wpre informed the concrete foundations were too thin aud that the proportion of cement, sand and aggregates was such as to make a very inferior foundation. This was published. This paper later called attention to the inferior stone being used and told who was furnishing said stone; it also sng gested several timss that a disin terested inspector be employed, and this matter cime before the commissioners and was voted down. All of which was seeming ly to no purpose so far as our com missioners were concerned, but did have, we are pleased to believe an awakening effect upou the people. At anv rate the grand jury for the February term of court called attention to the con ditions and entered a protest. This report was received by the com missioners aud ordered filed, (and this may be the fata of the report 1 given below unless the people take some action to protect their in- 1 terssts.) and now Judge Long directed the attention of the grand 1 jury to the conditions, the grand jury appointed a special commit tee composed of experts to make an examination. This committee ' performed its labors pretty thor oughly and reported as follows: Report of committee appointed by the Grand Jury May fish, 1918, to investigate condition of the new "Rowan County count house: The committee has to report that they have carefully examined the building now being erected by the King Lumber Co. of Char lottesville, Va., for the county of Rowan and have also examiued the plans and specifications and find as follows: A. The granite UBed in the building does not comply with the specifications in quality and is not in auy sense a first-class granite. Most of it having been taken from boulders or from near the surface of the quarry, shows serious discolorations and a wide variety of texture, and is entirely unfit for use as an ornamental building stone. It is not at all representative of Rowan County granite and should not have bean allowed to be used in the building. B. The workmanship on the granite is poor. Specifications cal 1 for sis cut work but the grade of cutting is not (qua! to good grade of four cut work. C. The jointing of the granite is not uifi.rm, the blocks g entirely together in some ^while in others showing one fh jints The stones are not cut true lire and on this account it ^impossible to put the ^verk up plumb and true. "ITiis is particularly noticeable at the corners of the huilding and at niuuun < u * . We recommend that all granite in the front of the building be re moved and that, the heBt quality of Rowan County granite of uni form color be put in its place, care being used to see that it is prop erly finished and accurately cut. BrickWork. The joints of the brick work at the rear of the building aretrom f to 1 inch, al though the specifications call for i inch joints and the bonds are badly made but as the wall is firm and solid we recommend that no aotion be taken in regard to this feature. The interior brick work is as good as is usually oall ed for for work of this kind. The committee is unable to ex •* press au opinion regarding the ooncrete work but would reoom mend that a competent engineer be employed to test the floors in acoordanoe with the method call ed for in the specifications and that this be done at once. We have put a plumb line on all the corners of the building and fi id them to be out of plumb from $ to 2\ inches, making the build ing larger at the top than is below at the water table. Respectfully submitted, J. S. Zimmerman, Isaac Lyerly, D. M. Boqer, Dale Mudgeit, H. S. Bobtian, Geo. R Collins, D. A. Holbrooks. GRAND JURY’S RKPOBT. To His Honor, B. F. Long, Jndge: We the Grand Jurors for Rowan County submit the following aB our report: First. We have aoted upon all papers coming before us. 2nd. We visited the County Home by committee and found everything to be kept in a neat sanitary condition, all iumates re poit that they are well oarsd for, there being 15 inmates, 7 white females and three males, 3 colored males and 2 females. We fiud two of them in bed siok. iVe fiud one male, Wm. Good light, to be in the condition to make him an nnfit subject for the come. He requires a constant ;uard with him and no female can 40 where he is; if she does she is usulted and often he has to be takeu from her. We also fiud one due in a dangerous condition and table to cause the building to be iired from it at any time. We recommend a repair of this flue, md also an iron red be put through the building now occupied oy the white femaleB, as the build ing is cracked and liable to spread 3r1. We visited the chain gang by committee. We find all pris oners in good health except one colored man who olaims he haB oonsnmption. We find the pris oners claim to be treated very rough and whipped for slight oauses and often cautioned if they tell of the treatment they get they will only get worse treatment. We iud the bedding is uot clean aDd las not been washed for several n'-'.rtfc.Via Thft horirlino la nnlv uuned and dusted now and then. >Ve recommend that they be clean* ;d and refilled also. The priBon irs are also infected with lice and ,bat separate buckets be furnished or whites and blacks, We find .he toilet in a very disagreeable sondition and suggest that it be sleaned every two days and that mbs be used in place of the ditoh row in use. The prisoners report ;hat they are forced to work all lay in the rain and then have to deep in their wet clothing at night, rhey are forced to get up at 4 a. n , and don’t get to retire until 9 o. m. 4th. We have visited the grad id sohool building and made a ihorough inspection of the same tnd find it in a neat condition in ivery respect, but find three doors whioh open only to the inside, and u case of fire would cause a stam pede and perhaps loss of life as imall children occupy these rooms. 5th. We visited the jail, clerk’s, :eg,ster’s, sheriff’s and county ireasumr’s offices and found all in i neat and business like manner, ill prisoners report that they are well cared for by the sheriff. 6th. We also visited the new court house now in course of con struction We have had the fol lowing summoned to appear before us as ocmpetent inspectors of the material and workmanship: Geo. R. Collins., Ike Lyerly, Dave Hoi hrooks, J. 6 Zimmerman, H. 8. B stiau and Dale Mudgett, all competent and disinterested par ties, and they have made a thor ugh inspection of the building and the material and workman ship and made tbeir report in writing and Bigned by them and is herewith attached and made a part pf our report. v? O 1 Cu JUi UioliU UUttU UUOll UUUJ* peusation be each paid $5,00 for thair services in making this in fection. We also had J. W. Webb, city engineer, and C. A. Kriechbaum summoned to inspect the CLurc house as to the wall be ing perpendicular and report the wall untrue and ask that they Le paid $2 50 for their services. We recommend the county com missioners require the proper grade of stone in accordance with plane and specifications be put in the building, as also the workman ship, whioh has been proved by an investigation committee to our body to be inferior. The jurors find from the investigating com mittee that the inspector now em ployed is a man unfit or unqualifi ed to continue as such and recom mend that he be removed im mediately and that a competent and imparttal man be selected to fill his unexpired term We fur ATLANTA WELCOMES PRESBYTERIANS. Expect 1,500 Delegates to Attend The “Pan-American Pentecost.” Atlanta, Ga., May 11 —Nearly 1,500 commissioners representing an aggregate of 2.000,000 cbnrch members are expected to arrive in Atlanta this week to attend the “Pan-American Penteoost.” This gathering of delegates from fonr of the leading Presbyterian Church organizations in Amerioa ib predicted to be the most impor tant in the history of the country. Three cf the Presbyterian or ganizations will hold their general assemblies simultaneously. These are the Northern Presbyterian Churoh with a membership of 1, 500,000; the Southern Presbyte rian Church with a membership of 292,845 and the United Presby terian Church with a membership of 170.000. The highest court of the Asso ciate Reformed PreBb; teritn Church also will hold an adjourn ed meeting in this city. The Syn od of that Chnrch represents a membership of 17,000. Business sessions, which will in clude the election of the modera tors, will be held during the day beginning May 16 by the three assemblies. On each night dur ing the ten days of the gathering joint sessions will be held at which members of the different assem blies will speak on topics of mu tual interest to the different bodies. Maoy of the commission ers are expected to arrive Tuesday to attend pre-assembly conferences scheduled for Taesday and Wed nesday. Most important of these conferences will be those at which proposals will be drawn for sub mission to the general assemblies, that they unite in an expression of the general beliefs which are oommon to all of them. It is understood that a proposal of this character already has been draft ed by Rev. W. S. Plummer of Chicago and has been assured the support of influential members of each of the assemblies. At other pre-assembly confer ences topics for discussion include education, home and foreign mis sions, evangelism, the laymen’s missionary movement’ and precti oal plans of cooperation in relig ious wcrk among negroes. ■ ther report that we condemn the bai'ding from start to as far as now constructed. We farther find from investigation that there has been paid $52,400 00 which it in excess of the worth of the building in its present condition, and there fore ask that no farther payment or work be done until the matter has been thoroughly adjusted. J. V. Wallace, Foreman Grand Jury. GRAND JURY. The following gentlemen com posed the grand jury which prob ed the court house affair and did the county a valuable service: J. V. Wallace, foreman; Walter E. Deal, W. A. Boyd, M. G. M. Fisher. W H. Huff, John W. Weaver, P. M. Stirewalt, William Urbansky, William J. Beaver, John C. Canup, M. V. Conner, W. M. Linker, W. F. Rice, W. R. Lyerly. S. J. Peuninger, C. H. Gillean, J. O. White, Jr,, J. C. Jamison. COUNTY COMMISSIONERS. The present board of county commissioners is composed of H . C. Trott, ohairmau; John W. Peeler, P. A. Hartman, 0. O, HarrisoD, R. B. Bailey. The old board of commissioners who gave the contract for this building was composed of the following gentlemen: P, B. Beard, chairman : P, A. Hartman, W. P. Barber, F. V. MeCaules-s and A. L. Deal. The vote to build was a tie and Chairman Beard broke the tie voting for the project. In addition to the above the grand jury found true bills agaiust the entire present board, of commissioners for permitting such conditions to exist and true bills against P. A. Hartman and F V. McCanless for contracting with the county. Best Medicine for Colds When a druggist recommends a remedy for oolds, throat and long trouble, you can feel sure that he> knows what he is talking about. 0. Lower, Druggist, of Marion,, Ohio, writes of Dr. King’s New Discovery: "I know Dr. King's New Discovery is the best, throat and lung medicine I sell. It cur ed my wife of a severe bronchial cold after all other remedies had failed,’’ It will do the same for you if you are suffering witfe a cold or any bronchial, throat, or lung cough. Keep a bottle op. hand all the time for everyone* in the family to use. It is a home doctor. Price 50o and $I.0Qv Guaranteed by all druggists. i SALISBURY HONORS CONFEDERATES. Rev. Plato T. Durham Delivers Address, Veterans are Riven Big Dinner. Saturday being the Confederate Memorial day quite a number of the old veterans were in Salisbury to take part in the annual exer ciies and listen the address in the public Bchool building by Rev. Plato T. Durham, of Winston Salem. While there were proba bly over two hunded veterans here there were by actual count only ninety-six in line. The exercises were held in the Salisbury Graded School building and the occasion was graced by the presence of a large number cf ladies, many of whom represented the Doited Daughters of the Con federaoy. The exeroiBes held in the fore noou were presided over by John 8. Henderson, Esq., a great favor ite with the Rowan veteans. He called upon Rev. J. W. Moore to open with prayer. The speaker of the oooasion was introduced in splendid style by Whitehead Kluttz, Esq. Mr. Durham chose as the theme upon which to speak “The Reoord of Lee.” He declared that Amer 10a today owes nee a lasting aeos of gratitude for the patriotism in stilled into the lives of men. A short talk was made by Colo nel Henderson. At the conclusion of the speech making Colonel Henderson pre sented crosses of honor to all vet erans who had made application for same. A number of new ap plications were also filed today, A feature of the day which was greatly enjoyed by the veterans was the sumptuous dinner served in great style by the United Daugh ters of the Confederacy. It was found that forty Rowan veterans have died within the past year. While the Bpeakiug was in prog ress the pupils x>f the graded school marched to tiie Confederate monument on Innes Street and decorated it with a profusion of flowers. Another Student in troupe at University. Chapel Hill, N. C. May 9.— Awaiting the arrival of his father from Elizabeth City to furnish a bond of $200, Dr. Martin, a member of the junior class of the Univer** sity of North Carolina is to> night in the custody of Police S. F. Long, of the Chapel Hill force, for taking the sum of S59 from the front seat of F. W. Bookers’ auto mobile. The money had been handed him by a Venable merchant for deposit. Before maki ng the deposit Mr. Booker had stepped into the cafe leavir.g the money in a purse on the front seat of the machine.. Martin and two other students took seats in the car during the stay of Mr. Booker in the cafe. On the return of Mr. Booker there was only two occupants in the car, Martin having taken the money to the Uni versity inn and deposited it in a suit case. Booker order ed a search for the money and failing to find it on the person of the two boys Mar tin owned up to the affair and admitted to the taking of it. He was arraigned before Squire W.J. A. Cheek this afternoon and pleaded guilty and his bond was named at $200 for his appearance at the next criminal term of Orange county court. Green Postal Cards. Washington, May 9.—The old familiar white postal cards are to go and in their place a card of green is to appear. Postmaster General Burle son signed an order making mis cuauge (Ji uuiui m cm cards of one-cent denomina tion, to distinguish them from the high priced ones. This came from forms with the practice of foreign coun tries. Constipation Cured Dr. King’s New Life Pills will relieve constipation promptly and get your bowels in a healthy con dition again. John Snpsic, of Sunbury, Pa,, says: ‘‘They are the best pills I ever used, and I advise everyone to use them for constipation, indigestion and liver complaint.” Will help you. t Prioe 26o. Recommended by all ■ druggists. PROTEST OF JAPAN Certain That Main Objection ot Land Bill is That it Discriminates. Washington, May 9.—Negota tions between America and Japan regarding the California laud legislation formally were initiat ed today when Secretary Bryan had two meetings with the Jap anese Ambassador at the State Department. While there had been a number of exchanges between the two offi cials since the inception of the California legislation, until today they had been informal and based upon the desire of the Japanese Government to avert an open issue. Teday, however, in anticipation of the consummation ot tha legis tion, the Japanese Government handed in its formal protest, which waB considered by the Gov ernment and the Cabinet and found sufficiently weighty to call for deliberate treatment. So it was arranged that Viscount Chiu da should again meet Secretary Bryan at the State Department at 9:30 o’clock tomorrow morning, by which time the Secretary, may be in a position to give an anBWti to the communication. The nature of the Japanese ob jections can be only surmised, a* by mutual agreement the parties to the conference refrained fr m discussing it. That it is bused upon the general charge that the California law awaitiug Governor Johnson’s signature would dis criminate against Japanese sub jectB is believed to be certain. It is not known whether a violation of the treaty is alleged or a broid charge made that the principles of international law have been disregarded. However, the entire correspondence so far bad on this subject, soon will be given to the public in the United States as well as in Japan. After his second short confer ence with the Japanese Ambassa dar, Secretary Bryan departed for New York to deliver a speech at a banquet there tonight on the sub ject of peace, intending to start on his return trip at midnight, to keep hi9 engagement with the Ambassador for tomorrow morn ing. Keep Your Mouth Clean. Iu order to keep the mouth clean the following rules should be observed:* Buv a well made moderately stiff toothbrush, having a length ened tuft of bristles at its tip and and its brushing surface serrated. It should be used twice a day in the following manner: Moisten it and appiy some good antiseptic tooth paste or powder free from pumice stone. It should be brush ed over the surface of the upper teeth from above downward and over the lower teeth from below upward. The inner surface of the teeth should also receive similar attention, Every night a pieoe of dental flogs impregnated with tooth paste or powder should be carried between the teeth, care be ing used to prevent injury to the gums. Brushing of the gums cleanses them, aids their circula tion and keeps them healthy. Af ter eleansing the teeth the mouth should be rinsed with water and then some alkaline mouth wash held iu the mouth and drawn by Buction around and between the teeth for two minutes and this should be followed by milk of magnesia. If there is a tendency of the gums to reoede, it is a good idea, after cleaning the teeth with tooth paste or powder, to sprinkle some common cooking soda on the brush and rub the edges of the gums with it. Roughened areas on a tooth cause irritation or ulceration of the tongue and inner aspect of the lips, thus makmg a point cf entrance for bacteria into the cir culation, and in elderly persons this ulceration may lead to the development of cancer.—Geo. R. Livermore, M. D., in The Pro^ gressivo Farmer. For the Weak and Nervous Tired-out, weak, nervous men and women would feel more am bitious, energetic, full of life and and always have a good appetite, if they would do the sensible thing for health—take Electric Bitters. Nothing better for the stomach, liver are kidneys. Thousands say they owe their lives to this wonderful home remedy. Mrs. O. Rhiueyault, of Vestal Cedter, N. Y., says: ‘T regard Eleotric Bitters as one of the greatest of gifts. I can never forget what it has done for me ” Get a bottle yourself and S9e what a difference it will make in your health. Only 50o and $1.00. Re commended by all druggists. HOW TO SPEAK THE TRUTH. One May Speak it In Scorn, In Harshness, Sarcasm, in Anger and in Love. There are several ways in which one may speak the truth, says The New Orleans Christian Advocate. One may speak the truth in scorn but that leaves a scar. One may speak the truth in harsh' ness, but that hurts. One may speak the truth in sar* casm, but that leaves a sting, Oue may speak the truth in anger but that stirs up strife. Now, it is the desire of the devil that preachers, and all other children of God, speak the truth in one of the above four ways. The devil does not care how much truth a person declares, so long as the manner of its declaration is such as to direct the at' tention of the person address* ed from the truth set forth to the one proclaiming the same. If truth be declared in such manner as that the party addressed is made to lecome resentful against the lie party who has spoken it, ire devil well knows that mthing will come of the de* •laration of truth. Hence, the devil is not troubled about the declaration of the truth, so long as he can direct the manner of its declaration. Whenver any child of God i3 iea into speaKing tne trutn in any of the above ways, he becomes instrumental to that extent in helping the devil to defeat God. Of course, I well know that no true child of God desires thus, or in any otherwise, to assist Satan; however, the fact remains that we do assist Satan when', ever we speak the truth otherwise than in love and humility. “Speaking the truth in love” is the ideal way to speak the truth because such declarations of the truth make truth effective, we are benefited by the declaration of truth in love, even though we are condemned thereby; for then we are made to see ourselves in the light of truth. “Speahing the truth in love” enables us to say things that ought to be said, but which should not be said save in the spirit of love. “Speaking the truth in love” keeps us from saying many things which are bet' ter left unsaid even though the truth. When we speak the truth in love, we are doing just what God wants us to do, for “the truth shall make you Whenever one speaks the truth otherwise than in love, he has the appearance of try' ing to drive men. No true man or woman can be driven, even to heaven; right then is developed the spirit of rebel' lion. Truth spoken in love has a tendency to draw men to God. Truth properly spoken leads to life eternal, while wrongly spoken it has a ten> dency to drive them to hell. How a Fireless Cooler Helps. My husband also made me a three-hole fireless cooker whioh is a great help. On Staurdays, if I intended having a roast chicken for Sunday, I prepare it and put in the refrigerator and on Sunday morning while I am cooking breakfast I partially cook the chicken. Also on Saturday I pre pare the macaroni and oandied potatoej and make cake and, Suu day morning cook them and heat the soapstones for the fireless cooker then pack the chioken, etc., away and when we come home from church, our dinner is beautifully done and smoking hot.—Mrs. B. M. 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Washington, May 9.—The first authentic and public report of the Federal Government’s investiga tion of the Friedmann tuberculosis vaccine, made publio here today, declares the results of the Publio Health Servioe observations so far do “not justify that confidence in the remedy which has been in spired by widespread publicity.” The National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tu berculosis, before which the re port was pr^M^d immediately and unammo^Hptdopted resolu tions declaring^| belief that ‘‘no specifio cure for tuberculosis has been discovered that deserves the confidence of the medical profes sion and the publio and declaring it to be the duty of the publio to continue “all the present well tried agencies Although couched in the diplo matic terms of a Governmental scientific document, the report ou the Friedmann ‘"cure” expresses the disappointment of the Publio Health Service at the condition imposed by Friedman; and says his declination to furnish com plete information concerning his vaocine was not “satisfactory from a scientific standpoint.” The Public Health Servioe, however, the report savs, accepted his con ditions because of the great im portance to thousands of sufferers and the hope that a cure might be found. jluu iwpui b was luauu uy us.. John Anderson, director of the hygienic laboratory, and Dr. A. M. Stimion, another Publio Health Service officer, who were designated by Surgeon General Blue to make laboratory tests of the Friedmann vaccine and ob serve the 90-odd tuberculosis pa tients in occulated iu New York. The investigators pointed out (hat while Doctor Friedmann in his preliminary correspondence offered to lay full and impar tial information before this Gov ernment, he deolined to do 30 af ter coming hero. Observerva tious by the Public Health Ser vice will be continued, however, and the investigators expressed the opinion that the patients al ready ioculated must look forward to a long prriod cf treatment. Three Asheville Street Car Men Taxed $50 a d Costs. Asheville, May 9.—J. F. Cor bett, E. E. Loftis and O. 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Washington, May 11.—Tho Fed eral Government’s fijal report to delay alieu land cwuing legisla tion iD California, was made to night when Secretary Bryan in the name of President Wilson, tel egraphed Governor Johnson noti fying him that the Japauese Am bassador had earnestly protested against the bill passed by the California Assembly and urging that the G. vern r postpone action by withholding hiB signature. How's This? We offer One Huudred Dollars Reward for any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall’s Catarrh Cure. F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, O. We, the nuaersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe him perfect ly honorable in all business trans actions and financially able to carry out any obligations made by his firm National Bank of Commerce, Toledo, O. Hall's Catarrh Care is taken in ternally, acting directly npou the blood ai.d mucous surfaces of the system. Testimonials sent free. Price 75 cents por bottle. Sold by all druggists. 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