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Vol. it. No, 38.
Salisbury, N. O., W e d n e$ d a y, Septem b er I2th 1906.
Wm.H. Stewart, Editor.
ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
ENGINEER MEETS DEATH.
SlATfcSVlLLE AND IREDELL COUNTY.
LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
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Fierce Electric Storm. Old Family Relic.
Roads not Worked.
Stanlr Enterprise, September 6th. .
A fierce elective storm occurred
here Monday afternoon and there
ere a n amber of strokes of light
ning. The residences of J. R.
Martin and J. C. j PaVSer, on the
outskirts of town were struqk, the
damage not being considerable.
G. M. Lipe,' operator at the de
pot, had a very narrow escape.
He was sending a message, when
two or three bolts shot into the
office. He was knocked senseless
for several moments and received
burns about his right arm and
side. EEe was nervous and numb
from the shock for many hours
It is to be hoped that in Stan
ly this year there will be no vote
buying or vote-selling. If a man
is honestly a. Republican, he de
serves credit and should be allow
ed his right of suffrage. If hon
estly, a Democrat,' he is entitled
to the -same privilege. There can
be no honesty in elections when
there is traffic in votes. In the
end the country suffers therefrom,
and. the voter holds the remedy
for granting us immunity from
this great evil.
. Rev. E. M. Brooks brought us
a family relic Monday that has a
bit of interesting history. It is a
powder horn made from a gourd.
It is considerably over a hundred
years of age, and belongs to the
latter part of the seventies. It
was the property of the late Wm.
Brooks, grandfather of Rev. E
M. Brooks, and grjAd father of
our townsman E, AV Brooks.
The horn may be BJri at - our of -fice.
It furnished ;Uny a charge
wnen a aeer proved a raiien vie
Jonas McDaniel was brought
here Monday from Whitney, for
trial before Esq. J W. Bostian.
The negro has been retailing co
caine among the laborers at Whit
ney, who have been using , the
drug as a substitute for whiskey.
It is said that he has made sever
al hundred dollars from the traf
fic. He was fined $25,00 and
costs, which he easily paid.
"If the radicals stay in power
two years more, the roads in Stan
ly will be in such a fix that a man
won't be able to get anywhere,"
remarked a citizen of Harris town
ship on Monday.
W. M. Ivey makes the state
ment that the piece of public road
between Whitney Junction and
Kendall's . church, has not been
worked in two years and that it is
in a terrible conditio n. T-h i s
speaks for itself.
Rev. G. H, Cox preached two
excellent sermons Sunday in the
Lutheran church. He will fill
tha appointments here every first
and third Sunday.
Medical men of note from vari
ous parts of Europe and America
are attending the fifth internation
al tuberculosis conference, which
assembled in this city today.
During the several days the con
ference remains in session such
questions as compulsory , notifica
tion, ways of infection aud tuber
culosis among children will be
exhaustively discussed. Hague
A Llfeiy Tussle
with that old enemy of the race,
Constipation, often ends in Ap-
pendicitis. lo avoid all serious
trouble with Stomach, Liver and
Bowels, take Dr. King's New Life
Pills. They perfectly regulate
these organs without pain or dis
comfort 25c at all druggists.
Disease Among! Stock. Elks Arranging
i for Elegant Club Room.
Concord Times, Sept. 4th.
During the late rains the mud
i the South Fork cf the Cataw
ba river has been very abundant.
T(ie eels, as is well known, travel
when the water is muddy, and it
isjsaid they generally slide along
the bottom in preference to swim
ming above the bottom. One
night not long ago, , the water
wieel running the electric light
dynamo of the High Shoals Com
pany, became so clogged with eels,
tvvice during the night that the
gates had to be shut down and the
eels chopped out in order to keep
the machinery going. The eels
would lop over the stationary
buckets and continue to accumu
late until the water could not
pass through. Kor quite a while
it was difficult to find out the
source of the trouble.
Our veterinary surgeon, Dr. B
L J Griffin, tells us that there is
now prevalent" in this section a
serious disease among the cattle,
known as the hoof and mouth dis
ease. He says he has seen at
least 100 cases in the past few
weeks. The cattle are affected
with a very sore mouth and can
not eat. They also have sore feet
and walk with great difficulty.
Drl Griffin savs he never saw any
cass of this disease in this sec
tion before this year, and that he
does not know what causes it.
It I i contagious and genbrally
lasts for ihree or four weeks.
hit seems; to us that it is very im
portant for our butchers to be
Careful in the purchase o cattle
for slaughter, -while this disease
ia prevalent.' .
The tract known as the Pharr
gold mine, near Pioneer Mills,
containing 170 acres, was sold at
auqtion here yesterday by Hart
sell and Duls, commissioners. It
was bid off: by M. F. Teeter for
$4$00. Also the Howie farm,
near xvocjsy xwver cnurcn, con
taining 50 acres, was- sold by the
L- T"l T 1 1
same parties to Wm. McEachern
for $1,010. Both sales are sub
ject to a 10 per cent, raise in 20
days. Both tracts sold belonged
to the Walter Pharr heirs'
jj H. Barrier, of No. 6 town
ship, had on exhibition here the
champion cotton stalk of the sea
son.! It was seven feet and
three inches high, and theie
was' on it a limb which was
five! feet two inches lone. The
stalk at the bottom, was four and
a half inches in circumference.
It was of the Excelsior variety.
Thej stalk was fairly we'l fruited.
The Elks have accepted the
proposition of the P. M, Morris
Realty Company; to fix up ele
gant club rooms for them in the
old Leland hotel building, above
the ;new postoffice.
John Boger has gone to Salis
bury where he will have a posi
tion with his uncle, John Gor
man, the silversmith,
Mrs. Wm. Manning, of Char
lotte, has the following adver
tisement in the Charlotte News :
"I hereby forbid any of the physi
cians giving my husband any
more prescriptions for whiskey,
for it is killipg him out,"
This is an ailment for- which
Chamberlain's Pain-Balm has
proyen especially valuable. In
almost every instance it affords
protnpt and permanent relief.
Mr, Luke LaGrange, of Orange,
Mich.,--ays of it: "After using
a plaster and other remedies for
three weeks for a bad lame back,
I purchased a bottle of Chamber-
lain'sPain Balm, and two appli
cations cured me. For sale by
James Plummer, Salisbury, N, C,
and1 Spencer Pharmacy Spencer,
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Registrars and Judges for the Count?
Election in November. . ;
The County Board of Elections
met last week and appointed reg
istrars and judges for the Novem
ber election, as follows, the first
name in each paragraph being that
of the registrar, and the other
names those of the. judges
JNorth Ward: T H VaDdefford
Jr., C W Hayes, C F Atwell.,
South. Ward : L Ed HeiligR
L CrawforoTand J T Juiian. !gf
East Wari : R G Kizer; Henry
E Rufty and! J M Summers. ;
West Ward: H J Overman J
B Manly and E H Bean. "
Spencer : D J Miller ; T F Hud
son and J F Gobble. y
East Spencer: C E Fesperman
T M Earnhardt and J F Correal
Cleveland : Arthur D Davis jB
B Harris and B A Knox. f
Rowan Academy: H Lewis Ly
erly; John D Brown and Alex
Peeler. " ; V
Landis: C A Linn
J)e& and A M Correll.
Granite Quarry: L
J H A Lyerly and A L Peeler,
Hatter Shop; Irvin A Pool; J
J A Peeler and S A Earnhardt.
Euochville: J Wilson, Deal; C
D Overcash and Jacob W Deal. "
Unity : J K Culbertscn ; D O
Click and C F Swicegood.
Bostian's X Roads: White Mo
trins;' Eli D A Sifferd and Ira
Heilig's Mill: John L Rogers;
G M Misehheimer and J K P
Mt. Ulla: Luther Shirey; R O
Knox and T M Young.
Steele: Joseph S miUMZvT . VT' ..
Lyerly and H O Deal. '
China Grove; G G Blackwelder ;
Clarence Clapp and M A Good
man. Grant Creek: W L Harris;
P J Creps and J G Brown.
Gold Hill; MaBon Wood; L D
Peeler and J E W Isenhrur.
Morgan: Joseph A Miller; B
Parks Basinger and Allen Trexler.
Scotch Irish: V A Steele; Geo.
Baker and P H Snyder.
Bradshaw: G o. F Houck: S
A Corrigan and W E Deal.
. Bost Mill : James B Lingle; D
A Sifford and H A Bost. j
Franklin: J Cicero Miller; Jas.
A Hudson and W T Gheen.
' Barnhardt's Mill : Z Augustus
Kluttz; J B McCombs and U E
If any of these persons; decline
to serve, or are unable to do so,
other citizens map be substituted.
Buzzards In Business.
The authorities in Chicago last
week.discovered a business that is
worse, if possible, than that of
the beef packers. This firm has
been dealing in rotten eggs. It
bought them from all sources, put
them in vata, mixed in chemicals
to kill the scent, dried and sifted
the product and. shipped it to ba
kers all over the country for mak
ing bread. It is said that 'the de
tectives found the place by follow
ing their noses. We would like
to know if there is any limit to
such depraved tendencies of men
after money. . -
Doctors are Puzzled.
The remarkable recovery of
Kenneth Mclver, of "Vanceboro,
Me., is the subject of much inter
est to the medical fraternity aud
a wide circle of friends. He says
of his case : " "Owiug to severe in
flammation of the Throat and
congestion of the Lungs, three
doctors gave me up' to die, whn,
as a last resort, I was induced to
try Dr. King's New Discovery and
I am happy to say, itsaved my
life." Cures the worst Coughs
and Colds, Bronchitis, Tonsil itis,
Weak Lungs, Hoarseness and La
Grippe. Guaranteed by all drug
gists. 50c and $1.00. Trial bot
Claims to have Been Pushed off the Train
, , Near Spencer Depot.
Or L: Clinkicales, - of Blyt'he-
wood, S. C;, an engineer on the
Southern Rail way, metbis death
last Tnuraday night. i -
The engineer had been running
an engine on the yards? a$ Spen
cer, and on the night of the- acci
dent came to Salisbury and re
turned home on passenger j train
No. 40. Some f riends accompani
ed him on his return, 'but when
the ti ain reached Spencer they
got Off hefore he did,- When " Mr.
Cliukscales was found, he was
lviug'hear the track with his left
leg and left arm crushed off. He
was removed to the sanitbrium.
here as soon as possible. I He is
reported to have told those who
came with him from Spencer that
he had ' been pushed from the
train. It is statod that the vic
tim - of the accideut" may ; have
jumped from the moving train,
struck a car on the sidetrack and
was thrown back uuder the pother
J KlutU:itrain. . . 1
i The man was injured shortly
before midnight and died about
6,-d 'clock Friday morning. The
remains! were sent to Blythewood,
Si C, for interment. . 1 -
J,:. 6uiitr of Irregularities.
;At a heatitfg'of : theboard 'of
police commissioners .here this
evening, Chief of Police Becknell
was f jirnd guilty of- irregularities
in office, but exonerated from any.
criminal wrong' doing. .He re
signed immediately and his resig-
1 nation nraa : rkTrmntiir1 oonohfo
rheconimissiori1 had been in ses
sion for six hours, and adjourned
at midnight without considering
the election of a new chief.
The charges against the Green
ville chief have been hanging fire
for several weeks. The trouble
grew out of the suspension of two
policemen for alleged insubordi
nation. The fight then turned
against the chief. The matter
was taken up by the city council.
Affidavits were secured showing
that the chief charged the city
with railroad fare on one occasion
when he was riding on a pass, and
also that he had engaged, in the
business of raising hogs at the
city's expense. There were nu
merous other charges of a similar
nature. Greenville S. C. special
to C larlotte Observer.
Neither Was Made HI.
"I can't unde: stand this busi
ness of men kissing each other."
said a fastidious young Charlotte
man yesterday. 'It's all- right
for a father and son to kiss and
by stretching a point, a bfother
may kiss a brother, but when
men whoare in no way related
kiss each othijr I don't understand
it. I saw a performance of this
kind at the - cuthern depot a few
days ago and was disgusted. I
waited around for awhile to see
ifanything would happen, but
neither one of the men became
ill and I left." Charlotte Obser
ver. Attack of Diarrhoea Cured by one Dose of
CiianMaln's Colic, Cholera and
I was so weak from an attack of
diarrhoea that I could scarcely
attend to my duties, when I took
a dose of Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy.
It cured me entirely and I had
been taking other medicine for
nine days, without relief.. I hearti
ly recommend this remedy as be
ing tbe best to my knowledge for
bowel complaints. -R. G. Stew
art, of the firm of Stewart" & Bro.,
Greenville, Ala.' For sale by
James Plummer, Salisbury, N. C,
and Spencer Pharmacy, Spencer,
Miners Return; From .South America.
Engineer Badly Hurt by Hoodlum.
States ville Landmark, September 4th. V
While fox hunting Friday night
J W. Redman, who lives in Beth
any township was thrown from or
fell from his mule, an.d the ani
maVfell on him, inflicting quite
of the injury hai not been learned
but it. was reported here yesterday
that no bones were broken and
that Mr. Redman was improving.
While loading hay at his .farm
north of town Friday afternoou,
Mr. M. L. Guun' was bitten by al
copperhead snak. Fortunately
the snake struck Mr. Gunn on
the foot and but little poison
reached the flesh through his
shoe. Mr. Gunn suffered consid
erably for awhib aad his foot is
badly swollen, but he is able to
'be cut. After biting "Mr. Gunn
thef snake attacked one of his
horses, which was bitten on the
leg and came near dying. -
- Messrs. J. Ed Turner' a n d
Vance Hendren, of HidQenite,
who went to Georgetown, South
America, several months ago to
engage irf mining, returned home
about two weeks ; ; ago. They
found the country unhealthy and
came home ct0v recaperate. They
'may pr may npa return Mining
operations ;are being carried on at I
the point at which they were lo
cated, a St.-Louis mah .being left
ib charge.. - -
"Costin Wood, rho, recently
underwent an operation, for ap
pendicitis in a hospital; in Salis
bury, returnedlhome several days
ago and is rapidly regaining his
Judge Coble, whoso term as as
sistant United States district at
tornep began on the 1st, i s i n
Greensboro assisting in the work
of prosecuting cases at the special
term of the Federal Court, now
in progress there.
Last night as east-bound pas
senger No. 12 was passing through
Statesville, in charge of Engineer
Cline, some one threw a rock at
the train which struck the engi
neer's arm and broke it, Mr.
Cline had his arm in - the window
of the cab and the rock, The
Landmark is informed, was
thrown about the time the train
passed the overhead bridges. Mr
Cline was taken ) to Salisbury to
have his injury.treated. The deed
was a dastardly one and if the
guilty party is found the punish
ment should be made to fit.
A force of hands in charge . of
J, H. Weston began - this week
putting up poles for the Iredell
Telephone C.'s line. The work
will be pushed as rapidly as pos
sible. The pole line on Broad
street was finished yesterday.
Henry L. Tomlin, of Asheville,
a conductor on the Southern rail
way, was taken to a Salisbury
hospital from Old Fort Tuesday
evening on & special train and is
critically ill theie.
Rev. S. H. Williamson, who has
been pastor of Front Street Pres
byterian church for twe years, has
tendered bis resignation, and
while the congregation has not
yet taken formal action it is un
derstoodvthat the resignation will
be accepted. Mr, Williamson has
not yet decided on a location, but
has a number of places in view.
Mils Annie Gray, of -Bethany
township, who has been employed
in a Salisbury dry goods house
for the past 12 mouths, will come
to Statesville Monday and take a
position as saleswoman with the
Subscribe for the Watchman $1.
The Dispatch Corrects Ugly Story Fac
tory Industries Looking up. , '
Lexington Dispatch September 5th.
Something like two months ago
The. Dispatch published a news
item to rthe4 effect that a flour
mTTl company ip. Hickory :had
been iu dieted for' ad ulteratine its
tion carrie to thisT paper from a
perfectly reliable sorce and there
was nothing to indicate that it
was untrue. The subject was
common talk in Newton and Ca
tawba county; 'we understand,
'and wo went no further than the
source of our information above
referred to above. Howeyer, we
have had occasion recently to in-
vestigate and we find that the re
port was utterly baseless. Thf re
fore we take the first opportunity
to set the matter straight. We
.deplpre printing tl?e item, be
cause we strive to be accurate and
because we have no desire to work,
injury to. any legitimate industry.
The tremendous rain here last
Thursday, morning caused a great
deal pf damage .in the town.
Aside from other losses, several
.manufacturing plants in the town - ...
. wefe'damaged byv the floo. 'Wa"-:;;j:;-"J
ter ran into the electf isrlijghi toc
an -extent tbattODeTations
;;d ti" suspjeii dtie5Grow
ell tufniture plauts
Iqsh and'tVe.Elkajp'toryJost sey-
jral . fiuiidrad dollars worths dfe ;
lujrniture. l oe water pourea- in
t h rough the, cement arch wayJlaitj?
above the factory and " as there
was ntir titittl
rushed; rigiifc6tneloer' apart
menV of-thf;r finishing-building
where a for'tude in furniture was
The promotors of the Peacock
Couch Company, . which concern
manufactures the finest cedar box
couches in the South, are laying
great plans for the industry and
intend in the near future to erect
a large plant. W understand
that there are very few such in
dustries in the country. So far
the busiLess of the concern has
been fine, the orders outrunning ...
the production by a good deal.
It is worthy of note that there
is an increasing number of farm
ers who use little things that
make for the comfort and protec
tion of their work 'animals. A
great many of the horses froin the
country we see hitched any day
in town are covered with light
cloths and wear head gear that
protects them fiom insect pests
and heat. All horse owners
should be as considerate of man's
W. G. Cashatt, who resides
four miles from Fuller's, killed a
huge rattlesnake at a, spring on
his farm one day last week. It
was four feet long and had ten
rattles, ' and waf ' six inches in
Although it has rained dailv
for weks, the Yadkin river, so
far as we know, did'nt seem to
pay one bit of attention to the .
weather and did no damage until
last week. We understand that
crops in the low lands had not
been injured until last week, wheu
the river proceeded to spoil things
in general. ,
Had Tetter tor Thirty Years.
I have suffered with tetter for
thirty years and have tried al
most con atl ess remedies with litr
tie, if any, relief. Three boxs
of, Chamberlain's Salve cured me.:
It was a torture.. It breaks out a
little sometimes, -'but nothing' to
what it used to D. H. BeachL
Midland City, Ala. Chamber
lain's Salve is for sale by James
Plummer, Salisbury, N. C, and
Spencer Pharmacy, Spencer, N.C.