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VOL. III. NO. 18.
Salisbury, N. O., Wednesday, April 17th, 1907,
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Wm, H.Stewart, Editor.
LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
Report of Baddy's Arrest Is a Fake., Train
Runs into a Handcar.
Lexington Dispatch, April 10th.
Wednesday morning local pas
senger train No. 8 ran into a
handcar loaded with section hands
just above High Point and knock
ed it Bky-high. The men leaped
for, their lives and were unhurt,
but the car was smashed and tools
and dinner pails were flung in
teen directions; Nobody was
hurt and the train came to a
standstill quickly. The flection
hands got the fright of their lives.
Andrew Beck, who lives on
Thomasville Route 5, in Conrad
Hill township, brought his little
11-year-old son, Columbus, to
-Lexington, seeking a mad stone,
as the boy was bitten Sunday by
a dog belonging to Lindsay Beck.
Sheriff Dorsett's mad Btone was
applied and stuck for a consider
THE WHITE CASE.
ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
Governor Glenn Makes a Statement as to Republican Paper Turned up Its Toes. The
his Attitude la the Matter. Fruli not all Killed.
As the readers of the Watch- etmy Bnterprue. AnuListfc.
man have taken considerable in- The Albemarle Index has again
terest in the White case, we give suspended. As yet its life seems
herewith a statement from Gov- to have depended almost entirely
ernor Glenn regarding the pardon
of the two brothers :
State vs, Thomas J. and Chal
mers L. White :
The defendants were indicted
in Rowan county for murder in
the first degree. They put" in a
upon tne support it nas receivea
through campaigns. The Enter:
prise has grown accustomed to the
Index and its peculiar munuvers,
and in a way we shall miss our
contemporary. We were rather
hoping that it would survive the
plea of "not guilty" for the reas- strain, for it represented "the
on that they acted in self defense, other sice," and was most loyal
After a fair and impartial trial to its cause. The stockholders
they were convicted of murder in are considering several new turns,
the second degree and sentenced and while nothing definite can be
by His Honor, Judge Cook, to six stated just now, it is more than
years at hard labor in the State's probable that bfy the time a new
prison. The defendants after re- campaign rolls around our neigh
maining in priion for nearly two bor will revive under some sort of
years applied to me for a pardon, name. Mr. Sanders performed
but having prosecuted the case in well his part itT keeping it alive
the court below, and beincr con- one year, and he deserves the
vinced of their guilt, and feeling thanks of his party.
a,emgwuii ijrcx, i """s tnac tne sentence was not exces- a waeon oine almost through
a golden opportunity to become Bive, I feared that I could not give th3 streets "of Albemarh? in broad
wealthy, suddenly and with ease, the defendants an impartial hear- daylight and loaded with nearly
n mey, ro uuu v ing ann aecmea tnererore'to re-Uiffht.v .allnns of mnnin nnrn li.
town books trying to untangle the fer the case to" the Couccil of quor, should cause our people to
alleged tangle that is said to baf- stater their decision to be mine, Rnd think ft mnmAnt. Th i
fle the intellects of citizens. Une whether it accorded ith my view painfully evident the men believ
Wi bu iu0B. u10u UM Or not. ed the were Bafe, so lax has been
offered his entire earthly posses-1 Mr. T
I J O r I Ttltn H. I I I li II 1 1 H 1)1 uur tlMIUIIllH LU
sions to a lawyer who can ; under- n opinion in the case to the ef- wardg such violations. Sheriff
stand thefbooks. It is supposed fect that the defendants should be Love aud officer Kluttz are to be
that the gntlmaa a -large saUry pardoned, asked to be relieved commended for their
goes along with the other prop-1 horn the hearing. On the day ln t-lB inBauce
erbjr, buu.u ib aiau ouppsou buabiget lOrxpe nearing, 1 Statea tnese hnnnd that thftv
tne oner is m gooa iann, since u facts both in, regard to Mr. Lacy Utauding menace
was maae in puoiic ana witn a land myself, and also read a letter tnja tjud.
written bv me to one of the in
terested parties, in which I stated
I belie vei the defendants guilty
and that no application for par
don should be heard for two years.
That in view of our expressiens if
either the State or the defend-
The Watchman's Latest and Biggest
Contest Now on.
Will Continue till June ist.
great show' of earnestness.
It is refreshing to come upon a
colored i man who is industrious
and peaceful, who works every
minute he can and saves his money-
Sylvester Hickle is such a
negrp. He is from South Caro-
and it is to be
will become a
to evil doer of
Upon hia return from Rich
mond, Dr. V."A. Whitley says the
examination made by the-epecial-
ists at the Pasteur Institute indi-
If you Want a Good Buggy Dotft Fail to Get
Busy at; Once.
The biggest and'best ptoposition in the way of a voting
contest ever offered by The Watchman is herewith set on
foot. The conditions are brief and the prize is great. Now
is your opportunity to get a splendid one-horse buggy with
out the outlay of a dime .on your part. You want aT good
buggy and we want to increase the circulation of the
Wamchman, hence we inaugurate the followinging voting
contest. For every cent paid on subscription, one vote will
be given, except subscriptions brought in by some one act
ing as anagent, in which case two votes for each cent paid
will be given. Voting coupons with the number of votes to
which one is entitled' theron will be issued to all who
make payments. These coupons must be deposited at the
office of the Watchman to be counted and credited to the
. No one connected with the Watchman force in any man
ner will be allowed to enter the contest, but all others now
subscribers are invited to help in .any manner they can.
Work for yourself or help some one else to get it.
DESCRIPTION OF THE BUGGY.
We haven't a suitable cut
of the buggy which some
lucky person will receive "at
the expiration of this contest,
tout in a general way we can
say that it is a No. 12 Dia
mond buggy madebythe Du
rantDort Carriage Cor It is
of the open side bar type and
one of the best makes on the
market, substantial and, first
class in every particular. It
can be seen by calling at the
Barber Buggy and Wagon
Co. 'a place of business,' on
gentlemen will take pleasure iii
mTbllHiarinade Lexington his ants objected to Mr. Lacy or my-
hame. W is eneaeed on the rail- Be" nB m tne ca8e. we WOQld
roadnearlown. He has already prefer to retire. The State's coun
boughVand paidJfor a" lot" and aaid that he.was perfectly will
haa built a house, which he is ing for both of us to remain. The
TTo I defendant's counsel stated, that
does not drink, has-never been nr- while he had th j utmost co 1
rested and has never even Taeen a deno- in U8 still, in view of what
witness in a trial. As a result of had been said, and my previous
cates that the dog which bit the Council street. These
little son of Milas Morgan, and showing it and giving any information about it that may be
little Mirriam Seago, was un- desired. Remember some one will get it without fail. If
doubtedly rabid. In view of this you want one wny not mate an effort to get ltt
the parents may feel that they
have taken wise precaution.
We have talked with a number
of our fruit growers, and the
opinion seems to prevail that all
the fruit is not killed. The peach
blooms have suffered most larger
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I i " A I- i.1 il Li I Itr anil tv. nnn lnmln naa Knnn rlnnn
industry he is acauiring a home I conneemon wu me case, wougui ' "Jl"J """P
j xt.. i. u:i.lit fair and iust that" both Mr. La- the crop as a whole."
nnn mm in vm i.iim i mm i ihi h i w 1 1 ih i i
folks who are willing to help him cv and my8elf hoM retire- ThiB
Last week we reported a "re
port" to the effect that Gaddjr
had been captured at Danville.
Mr. Bell, of Lane Brothers, went
to Danville to investigate and
iouuu a uiggor auuuu nan kiio oiz,oi tereBte(l partles wno natl never
oi urauujr, iuujuur uu myio o Heard of tne merits oi tne case
the murderer than a bale of bay. kna leave it to them to act uoon.
Some man named Lamer, who njHofurthar objection was made to
said to have lived m Lexington, the Counsel of State hearing the
we did. FIRE AT LEXINGTON.
I then stated that if there
any objection-to the remaining Curry Blockon Main street Destroyed.
members of the Council of State.
to wit: Col. Grimes, Dr. Dixon
and Mr. Joyner hearing the case,
that I would select three diaiL-
but now lives - in Danville and
calls himself a detective, wired
here that the negro. wa Gaddy,
but when a renlv was sent in for
particulars, the detective failed
to give them. Capturing notep
criminals is a nuisance and the
nft-rfc man who aDnrehends "Gad
dy" ought to be jailed himself.
matter, but both the defendants
and the State seemed content with
leaving th6 matter to the three
above named gentlemen. I de
livered them the evidence in the
caBe, the petitions, letters of both
individuals and the trial judge,
and requested them to carefully
consider the case and then make
tneir report to me and tnat tnsir
"RntflB Sltnrdll." findings would be my decision
W m- -
. . I ri crnvArn mv A.nfinn in rofnaincr
There was an egg boning at
J. N. Lovelace's Saturday night,
all present had a very nice time
Qnma nf the bOVS were SICK
During this contest we have decided to ' make the most
liberal prices possible for full year subscriptions. They are
The Watchman, single subscription, new or renewal.. .75c
2 years, " u 41 .. ..' $1.00
ln clubs of two or more, 1 year, new or renewal, each . .50c
Those who enter the contest for the main prize, the buggy,
win do guiaea Dy tne aoove, out snouia tney want otner
information we will be glad to furnish them with same.
Subscriptions for less than one year will be at the rate of
Any one who sends, us five subscriptions and $2,50, will
be given one year s subscription free.
Any one sending us ten subscriptions and $5.00, will be
given a copy of the San Francisco Earthquake book. Value
m TTT 11 J j m t -m i
iHE w alchman win continue as it is witn wnatever lm
entailing a total loss estimated at provement we may be able-to make upon it. It asks the
$13,000. The cause of the fire
is unknown. When first discov
ered about 1 o'clock thismorn
log, smoxe and names were seen
in the erocury store of Motiu &
Loft in Th fire coaipanies re
sponded promptly to the alarm.
but before the hose could be ap
Estimated Loss $13,000,
Lexington, April 12. Earl y
this morning fire practically de
atroved what is known as the
Curry block on Main street Here,
support of all good people and will endeavor to merit their
Subscribers have the privilege of selecting their own can
didates. New candidates may be brought out at any time.
Vote for whom you wish and as often as possible. The can
didate who gets the most votes will be awarded the prize.
lhe hrst in the held generally stands a good chance to
win, so it you are going to make an effort lor the buggy, a
word to the wise is sufficient. Any other information f ur
plied, the fire had reached the nishd upon request. Send all money and communications
second story and wa9 beyond con- to
WM. H. OTE3KART,
Salisbury, N. C.
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
Young Men go to far off California to
Engage in the Timjier Business.
Concord Times. April 12th.
Notwithstanding .the cold
weather and light frosts, we think
a large part of the fruit crop is
Rev. W. A. Dutton, of Gold
Hill, has been called to the pas
torate of St. Andrews Lutheran
church here, which became vacant
by the resignation of Rev. J. W,
Rev, V. Y. Bcozer, who has had
charge of the Bethel and St.
Paul's Lutheran congregations in
Salisbury for the past eight years,
resigned his work Sunday and ac
cepted a call to the pastorate of
St. John's church in this county.
We regret to'note that Rev. W.
T. Talbert, whose serious illness
wa noted in last issue, is in a dan
gerous condition. His condition
yesterday was such that his death
would not be a surprise. We sin- j
cerely hope that he may recover.
Arthur Cetner and Miss Nona j
Suthor. both of Cannonville, were j
married Wednesday afternoon at
o'clock, the ceremony being
performed by Rev. J. B. Shenk.
he bride is a daughter of Edward
Young Hoke Gregory, who was
arrested and jailed about ten days
ago charged with stealing a watch
and chain from some parties at
his boarding house on Franklin
avenue, was released yesterday,
H. C Cook, of No. 10, going on
his bond, which was $100. He is
only 15 years of age.
Rev. J. Walter Long, pastor of
Epworth Methodist church, of
Concrrd. and Miss Annie L. Mil-
r, of Greensboro, were married
at the home of J. A. Porter, in
the latter city, last Tuesday af
ternoon at 6 o'clock. The cere
mony was performed by Rev. Dr.
G. H. Detwiler. only a few friends
and relatives being presmt.
On last Wednesday night Paul
A. ank Jos. W. Walker, sons of
J. W. Walker, of No. 6 township,
and Walker Efird, son of D. M
Efird, of Salisbury, left for Fresno
Californa, where they will engage
in the timber business. Paul A
Walker has lived there before,
and has been in Cabarrus for sev
eral months. His broth-r, Geo
Walker, who was there , before
with him will not return. We
wish the young gentlemen a safe
tripand good luck in their far
S1ATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY.
and granting the pardon.
They have made to me the fol-
day, they must have gotten hold
of some rotten eggs. Some of the
old people about . here say that
sssd planted on Rotten Saturday
will rot in the ground. The writ
er thinks, according to the belief
just mentioned, that the eggs
were cooked on Rotten Saturday
and they rotted in the pot. Shel
Cored of Rheumatism.
Mr. Wm. Henry, of Chattanoo
ga, Tenn., had rheumatism in his
left arm. "The strength seemed
to have gone out of the muscles
so that it was useless for work,"
he says. "I applied Chamber
lain's Pain Balm and wrapped the
aria in flannel at night, and to
my relief I found that the pain
oradually left me and the strength
returned. In three , weeks the
rheumatism had disappeared and
has cot since returned." it you
are troubled with rbanmatism try
a fpw :i piiiutio.i8 .i r i ii. Malm,
V M lire pertain J,i b il-aHfd th
nff. rdd V r
To his Excellency, R. B. Glenn,
Governor, Raleigh, N. C.
Sir: In the matter of the ap
plication for pardon by the White
brothers which was referred by
you to the Council of State for
trol. Four streams of water un
der heavy pressure conquered the
flames after about three hours of
exciting work. Only the good
work of the firemen confined the
fire to one block.
Many .people were sleeping on
the second floor oi the building,
it being known as the Central Officer Lockomy in resisting the
Hotel, but all escaped in time, search of his house for - contra-
It is stated on good authority brand lianor on March 2. will bid
The Walker Hanging.
Fayetteville, ' April 14. Tom
Walker, the negro murderer who
killed Chief of Police Chason and
that A. u. larborougn, propne
tor of the Central Hotel, besides
their advice, we have the honor losing all his other personal prop
to submit the following report : erty, left about $800 in cash in a
Having carefully consider edUmnk. whirth waa burned nn
mo ueiuwuB, tuo jeiboiB aim m mL l ? f il,- T
evidence of every sort presented "" Z " . 6
to us. toeetner with the areu- uuu iow" wmjf --"
ments of counsel on both sides in the corner of the second story and in conformity with the law will
the case of the State against I was only slightly damaged, Ihenrivate desmte erroneous re-
mi T Wu:i. j nL 1 I . . i ' .
executed here tomorrow. The
execution will take place between
11 a. m. and 3 p. m. in compli-
ance witn the sentence imposed
by Judge Webb at the March term
of the Superior Court. It will b$
on the second floor of the jail an
Si! H ? l
huW, and pHiiCtr
they be paidoned on condition
that they remain of good beha
J. BRYAN GRIMES,
B. F. DIXON,
J. Y. JOYNER.
Members of Council of State.
In view of this decision and re
commendation, without giving
any opinion myself, I herewith
grant the application of Thomas
J. White' and. Chalmers L. White
for pardon, conditioned on their
rein..ii)'nff good behaviour. .
the burned block will be rebuilt
at an early date. Special to the
Some of the Things the People of Our Sis
ter Town ire Doing.
StatesYile LanOmark, AprU 9th.
J. H. Kerr, formerly with the
Sloan Clothiog Company, went to
Salisbury yesterday to take a po-
sition in the clothing store oi
Smoot Bros. & Rogers.
The condition of Jas. Williams,
of - New Hope township, whose
critical illness has been men
tioned, does not improve and his
death is expected at any time,
Edgar White baB given up his
position as cashier at the depot
and is succeeded by J. M. Joyner."
W. M. Smith son, who recently
came to Statesville from Knox
ville, Tenn., succeeds Mr. Joyner
as claim and expense clerk.
Collector Geo. H. Brown, who
had beon in town a few days, re
turned to Asheville Sunday night.
Plane have been made for the re
moval of the collector's office to
Statesville and the transfer will
be made the last of the month.
J. L. Russell, who spent two
weeks here with his, family, re
turned to Roope, Tenn., yester
day, where he is doing some rail
road construction work. He took
with him ten or "fifteen young ne-
gro men ot statesville wno win
join the large force already at
work on the new railroad.
A greasy pig was . turned loose:.
on the xink Saturday night and
six small boys chased it on skates
with the understanding that the
one first catching and holding it
without falling should have it as
a prize. . After much falling and
scrambling by all six Master Wil
liam Hartness finally grasped the
pig by a hind leg and carried it
from th9 rink without falling.
Messers, T. O. Morrison arid W.
F. Miller, who will have to dis
continue their grocery business on
West Broad street because the
building is to be torn down, ex
pect to get rid of their stock in a
few-days aud close the business.
Mr. Morrison will go to Salisbury
to assist his father in conducting
a brick yard there and Mr. Miller
expects to go back into the saw
A Conscience Contribution.
received a letter a
Severe Cold in Trucking Relt,
Wilmington, """April 14 It is
believed that damage has been
done to strawberries and vegeta
bles in the Wilmington trucking
belt, by the pat two nights. To
day the minimum temperature
was but 4 degrees above freezing
and even more severe weather is
predicted by the weather bureau
for tomorrow morning with a
Snake Stoni From Watauga.
Deputy .Sheriff Geo. Greene, of
Stony Fork, tells us that while on
his way to court Monday he saw a
large black snake running over
the snow that was lying on the
ground to a depth of three inches
He says his snakeship made a
pretty trail in the whiteness for
about 60 yajrds, when it succeeded
in reaching cover. Boone Democrat.
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1 have used Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy in my family in
cases of whooping cougn, and want J 8erver.
to tellyou that it is"the best medi
cine I ever used. W. F.- Gabton,
Posco. Ga. This remedy is safe
and sure. For sale by Jas. Plum
mer, Salisbury, and Spencer Phar
ma&y, Spencer, N, C.
Walker has made no public state
ment, but it is. rumored th'at he
will do so tomorrow shortly be
fore going to the gallows. He has
had an almost endless procession
of callers today, mostly negroes,
including several colored min
isters. Special to Charlotte Ob-
There are many tonics in the land,
As by till papers you can see ;
But none of them can equal
Hollister's Rocky Moun t ai n
Tea T, W. Grimes Drug Co.
Hard Times in Kansas. J
The old daya of grasshoppers
and drouth are almost forgotten
in the prosperous Kansas of to-
dayj although a citizen of Codell,
Earl JShamberg, has not yet for
gotten a hard time he encounter
d. He says: I was worn out
and discouraged by coughi n g
night and day, and could find no
relief till I tried l)r. King's New
Disoovery. It took less than one
bottle to completely cure me.
The safest and - most reli ab 1 e
cough and cold cure and lung and
throat ; healer ever discovered.
Guaranteed by all druggists. 50c.
and 91.00, Trial bottle free. .
40 miles of
heavy frost which might
disastrous to many crops.
is reported within
Snow fell for an hour cr more
at Elizabethtown, Bladen county,
this afternoon. '
lhe News-No Pure Drug Cough
Cure Laws would be needed, if all
Cough Cures were like Dr. Shoop's
Cough Cure is-and has been for
20 years. The National Law u'ow
requires that if any poisons enter
into a cough mixtnre it must be
printed on the label or package
For this reason mothers and oth
ers, should insist cn having Dr.
Shoop's Cough Cure. No poison
marks on Dr. Shoop's labels-anc
none in the medicine, else it must
by law be on the label. And , it'B
not only safe, hut it is said to be
by those that know it best, a tru
ly remarkable cough remedy.
Take 4i o chance particularly with
your children. ' Iusist on having
Dr. Shoop's Cough Cure. Cornel
pare carefully the Dr. Shoop pack-
Lage with others and see. No pois
on marks there I xou can always
be on the safe side by demanding
Dr. Shoop's Cough Cure, Simply
refuse to accept any other." 'Sold
by Grimes Drug Store
few days ago
from an unknown writer, contain
ing a "conscience" contribution
of $1, The letter was mailed at
Advance, Davie county, and the
writer said :
"The way it happened I was on
the hay when the man weighed it,
but was aot on the wagon when it
was weighed. For damage done
Mr. Hinshaw & Bynum several
years ago in the weight of a load
of hay I sold to them to the
amount of one dollar. I enclose
the dollar which you will please
hand to them. They have a store
across the street south of xthe
Piedmont warehouse. The .last I
knew of them John Brown was
their bookkeeper. If you cannot
find them you may give the money
to any charitable institution you
may select. The money does not.
Kelong to me." '
The firm was in business in
Winston 20 years ago and the
senior member is still there. It
is supposed the dollar was turned
over to him. While the individ
ual was a long time repenting it
is a gratification to know that he
repented and gave evidence of it
by making good. There is yet
hope for the folks who get pay for
a cord of wood and get three
fourths and for all dealers who
give short weight and measure.
Statesville Landmark. '
Thousands have pronounced
Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea
the greatest healing power on
earth. When medical science
fails, it succeeds. Makes you
well and keeps you well. 85 cents
Tea or Tablets. T. W. Grimes
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