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A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs.
Vol. III. No. 19.
Salisbury, N. C, Wednesday; April 24th, 1907. 1
Wni, H. Stewart, Editor.
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SUTESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY.
When Does Easter Come? . Some Learned
Views on This Subject.
Statesvile Landmark. April 19th.
R. W. Holland, of Ohn town
ship, who was in the Landmark
office this week, says that a few
apples and blackberries will pfob
ably be the extent of the fruit
crop in his neighborhood this
year. The peaches, pears, cher
ries, quinces, etc., are about all
killed. While blackberries are
rarely injured by frost, the frost
on the 11th of May last year re
sulted in some damage to even
this hardy fruit, but so far there
is reason to expect a good crop
this year and these with a few ap
ples will be about the extent of
the fruit crop. Mr, Holland be
lieves the wheat is badly damaged
but. its full extent cannot be esti
mated until harvest.
Adverting to Mel. Summer's
statement that Easter comes after
the fourth full moon of the yearn
and will this year fall on the 28th,
Mr. Holland calls attentions the
rule which provides that when the
moon fulls on a Sunday Easter is
on the Sunday following. As the
moon fulls on the 28th Easter, by
this rule, wil b& due on the first
Sunday in May.
And now comes H. C. Cook and
says the Dutch sign is not that
Easter falls on the first Sunday
after the fourth full moon of the
year, but the first Sunday after
the fourth full moon after Christ
nias, which this year put Easter
on the 81st of March, the date
The notorious Fan Gillespie,
one of the negroes charged with
being implicated with the murder
of the Lyerly family in Rowan
county, last summ . r, but who was
discharged for lack of evidence,
was bef ore Mayor Steele for curs
ing and fighting Sunday. There
was two casWagamst her and she
was fined in each case. ' This noted
character has been a resident of
Statesville since the trial of the
case here. She has been cooking
for Mat Massey, colored, and Sun
day she made things lively on
depot hill by cursing and fighting
everybody comi ng, her way.
Among others who had trouble
with Fan was a negro named
Claud Long who proceeded to slap
her down. He was also in court
yesterday morniDg and was fined.
A Case ef Presence of Mind.
W. L. Aljberty, who Jives near
Crutch field, in this county, had a
narrow and thrilling escape from
death last Tuesday afternoon and
an experience that he will not
soon forget. While standing on
the hounds of his wagon throwing
off the remaining sticks of a load
of wood, bis team became fright
ened and suddenly dashed off,
throwing Mr. Alberty down on
the hounds. The wagon then
struck a stump, throwing his
head between the spokes of a rear
wheel , and behind a standard.
Fortunately he had the presence
of mind to grasp the wheel and
thus locked it. He remained in
this position while the team was
running a distance of 25 or 30
yards, holding on to the wheel
. with grim desperation, fully re
anzing tnac to relax nis grip
meant instant death, for had the
wheel revolved even a few inches
his neck would have been broken.
A Mr. Wood, who was with him,
managed to stop the team and ex
tricate Mr. Alberty from his per
ilous position just s his strength
iaiiea. wnue oaaiy snaKen up
and bruised about tha neck and
shoulders, Mr. Alberty was not ser
iously injured. Mt. Airy Leader
Yes, I Hate Found It at Lasi.
Found what? Why that Cham
' m a
oeriain s baive cures eczema and
all manner of itching of the skin
i t . on 'At m
l nave Deen amictaa ior many
years with skin disease. I had to
get up three or four times every
night and wash with cold water
to allay the terrilble itching, but
since using this salve in Decern
ber, 1905, the itching has stopped
and has not troubled me. Elder
John T. Ongley Rootville, Pa
For sale by James Plummer, Sal
isbury, and Spencer Pharmacy,
Spencer, W . U.
ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
Damage to Fruit has Been Great, but Can
not now be Estimated. .
Stanly Enterprise. April 18th. -
Sheriff J.. D. "Love and J. E
Kluttz were called 'to Statesvillle
Tuesday to testify agaihstRose
man and Bassinger, the two men
arrested nere several days ago
with a load of blockade liquor
Roseman returned to Albemarle
with Sheriff Love and was arrest
ed on a new warrant charging him
with retailing. J3e was busy yes
terday fixing his bond.
The Locust camp No. 149 Wood-
m . T 1 r 1 1 1 m 1
men ot tne wona, win unven a
monument at the grave of Hugh
Turner on the first Sunday in
May, at 1 o'clock p. m. The
many friends of the late Mr. Turn
er in all sections of the couuty,
and especially the Woodmen are
invited to be present, the exer
cises to take place at Beulah
resbyterian church at Locust.
Mrs. O. D. Morris returned
home Sunday, after having spent
many weeks in the sanitorium at
Salisburv. Her condition is so
much improved that promise of
complete restoration to health
eeems assured. This will be good
uews to her many friends who
have been solicitous as to her
The weather damage to the
fruit crop during the past fifteen
days has been great, but cannot
now be estimated. While the
wind has been a source of annoy-
. . i
auce, it nas , proved a oiessing in
disguise, in so completely dissi
pating the moistuue. Tender ve
getation is nearly all killed and
wheat and oats injured.
In the death of ber brother at
Mt. Holly on Saturday, Mrs. E.
M. Asbury has the profound sym
pathy of her many friends in this
community. Mrs. Asbury receiv
ed the sad intelligence in time
Saturday to board the evening
rain for Mt. Holly to be present
at the burial.
On yesterday afternoon, at the
residence of the bride s parents,
H. J. Fesperman was married to
Miss Annie B. Forrest. Rev. C. M,
Gentry officiating. The bride is
the younger daughter of Couuty
Commissioner and Mrs. J. D. For
rest. Rev. G. W. Belk has received
letter from Governor Glenn ac
cepting the invitation to deliver
the address at the laying of the
corner stone of the Normal and
Collegiate Institute, on June 6th.
The last ray of hope for the
preservation of the fruit crop was
entirely eradicated Monday morn
ing when the cold had reached
the lowest degree. Locust Cor.
Officer Recalls Memorable Days.
Lieutenant Cabaniss, a retired
United States officer has been a
welcomed visitor to Fort Mill.
The object of his visit was to in
spect the Fort Mill Light Infant
ry. So hearty "was his welcome
that he could not refrain from
recalling his visit to this section
thirty years ago in the strenuous
days of 1876, when Hampton suc
ceeded in wresting the State gov
ernment from tha rule of the ne
groes. Lieutenant Cabaniss says
he was in command of the gov
ernment troops stationed here and
at Rock Hill to keep guard over
the election. Without trepida
tion he recalled many incidents
which at this late day were inter
esting and mutually amusing. He
recalled the fact that the Repub
lican tickets were painted red so
the negroes could identify them
and the scheme of the whites hav
ing theirs also printed in red and
adroitly exchanging them for
those of the negroes. Ft. Mill,
S. C, special to Charlotte Observer.
Thousands have pronounced
Hollister's Rocky Mountain Tea
the greatest healing powef on
earth. When medical science
fails, it succeeds. Makes you
well and keeps ycuwell. 35 cents
Tea or Tablets. . T, W. Grimes
OUR HONOR ROLL.
Some -Names That go to Show That the
Watchman Is the Paper.
The following are the names of
some of the good people of Row
an who read the Watchman and
pay for it :
John Harkey, Addison Over
cashJE L Linn, A S Correll, Capt
J C Low, A R Beaker, G B Ketch
ie, J D Ketchie, G H M Trout
man, Julian Troutman, Solomon
Morgan,' M B; Rufty, Jno ;A M
Brown, Geo T Brown, Martin T
Terrell, Mrs Martha Beaver, C A
Miller, Murray L Trexler, John A
Lyerly, J B Park, T J A Barger,
W C A Park, Jno A Castor, W H
Hammill, A L Walton, Henry W
J W Coppley, H M Pethel, J M
E D Bostian, G A Koontz, W R
Felker, J W Ftlker, G L Walker,
Levi Powlas, David A E.ller, Mrs
Mary -A Mills, John Lowrey, John j
H Tippett, Jerry A Boggs, A W
File, J P Mault, I W File, J L
Kistler, C L Walton, L O Ritchie,
Jacob Arey, G A Canup, Ernest
Ritchie, M E Coursen, L F Horan,
Mrs Mary S Mahaley, Richard L
Morgan, ATC Morgan, Wm T
Morgan, James R Hill, W C
Pool, A D Morgan, JT Eagle,
L A Troutman, Henry F Morgan,
R M Carter. Caleb Moss. Mrs P
A Martin, Mc C Morgan Jr, John
S Beaver, Julius A Earndardc,
J A Peeler, HA M Bai ringer, B
A Earnhardt, G A Boat, B A Mil
ler J C Misenheimer, G A Bar
ringer, Thomas E Webb, J H
Sides, Grover Leonard, Tobias
Miller, C J Kerherker, Sohn Ship-
ton, Irving E Shaver, John E
Beaver, J R Stadler, A A Castor,
W M McCombs, Geo A Goodman,
Ira B Trexler. R A Moose, J P A
Beaver, T M Funderburk, J H
Smith, C C Deal, AW Earnhardt,
Robt S Ward, A M Safrit. Am
brose Casper, M A J Roseman,
Geo W Hill, RF Pool, W L
A H Pool, J W Pool, Lewis A
Beaver, B D Dry, J R Rufty, R
L Shaw, L M GordyWe C Ketch
ie, i L rool, Sidney tJarringer,
A H Reid. J C Trexler, George
Ingram. L C Trexler, Jas Austin.
H J Hagler, C V Heglar, A H
Newsom, Maxwell Holshonser.
Jno L Lefler, R A Bostian, W L
Sechler, Jas M Bostian, G W
Bringle, L M Holshouser, A D
Sechlfr, T H Kirk, A L Kirk,
J O Safley, W A Blackwelder, C
C Goodman, AW Miller, N C
Hoffner, John L Waller, James
C Cranford, J A Menius, Geo D
Peeler, Alexander Peeler, H W
Cauble, Amandus Lyerly, G M
Miller, J M Hipp, Jas M Canup,
G M Barringer, J A Watson, M
H Redwine, Lee Scott, John Mor-
tTf f a TP TTk TT a
gan, wm omnn, j it raggart.
Alice Ludwick, W R Mowry, Eli
Morgau, Thomas Reimr, A G
Trexler, J.hn C Kluttz, J H
Bame, L I Cbiible, C S Busti.ui,
AH Eller, J.hn L MiMer, W A
Agder, JT Wals-r,J M StMwell,
A Cress, Mrs A L Sfchb r, Rufus
Beaver, L F Holshou er. C R Ly
erly, S C Letchie, Lee M Ketchie,
J F Lyerly, Luther Hoffman.
This list contains a fairly good
number, but it is net as long as
it could be, or should be. We
mean by this that there are a
dumber of others who inteiftl to
pay up and renew their subscrip
tions, but as yet haven't done so
The time is rapidly passing ai;d
the day set for the close f the
contest and the reduced price
period will soon be atr hand, so if
you wish to take advantage of our
special low price, now is the
proper time tor doing so. Liet us
have your name for our next list
Hard Times in Kansas.
The old days of grasshoppers
and drouth are- almost forgotten
in the prosperous Kansas of to
day; although a citizen of Codel',
Earl Shamberg, has not yet for
gotten a hard time he encounter
edl He Bays: "I was worn out
and discouraged by; coughi n g
nieht and day, and could find no
relief till I tried Dr. King's New
Discovery. . It took leBs than one
bottle to completely cure m
The safest and most rel;able
cough and cold cure and lung and
throat healer ever discovered.
Guaranteed by all druggists. 50c
and $1.00, Trial bottle free.
If you Want a Good Buggy Don't Fail to Gel
Busy at Once.
The biggest and best proposition - in the wav of a votine
contest ever offered by The Watchman is herewith set on
foot. The conditions are brie'f and the prize is great. Now
is your opportunity to get a splendid one-horse buersrv with
out the outlay of a dime onyour part. You want a good
buggy and we want to increase the circulation of the
Wamchman, hence we inaugurate the followinging votine;
contest. For every cent paid
be given, except subscriptions
ing as an agent, in which case
will be given. Voting coupons
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.
Council street, These gentlemen will take pleasure iii
showing it and giving any information about it that may be
desired. Remember some one
you want one why not make an
During this contest we have decided to make the most
iberal prices possible for full year subscriptions. Thev are
The Watchman, single subscription, new or renewal. . .75c
In clubs of two or more, 1 year,
lnose who-enter the contest
will be guided by the ab6ve,
information We will be glad to
subscriptions for less than
Any one who sends us five
be given one year's subscription
Any one sending us ten subscriptions and $5.00, will be
given a copy of the San Francisco Earthquake book. Value
The Walchman will continue
provement we may be able to
support of all good people and
Subscribers have the privilege of selecting their own can
didates. New candidates may
Vote tor wnom you wish and
didate who gets the most votes
iucuiei iu iuc uciu generally stands a good cnance to
win, so it you are going to make an eftort tor the buggy, a
word to tne wise issumcient.
nishd upon request. Send all
After the Mine Owners.
Atlanta, Ga., April 17. At the
closing sfssion today of retail coal
dealers' convention the fa':t was
developed that a mine-owner will
be boycotted by the members of
the Southeastern "Retail Coal
Dealera'Aesociation if he sells di
rectly to consumers. There vera
several mine owners present, who
declared that this practice, in
stead of doing them injury re
dounds to their good. All of to
day's session was devoted to dis
cussing the benents derived from
the Association. Before final ad
journment Knoxville, Tenn., was
practically selected for the next
A piano maye ever so charm
ing in tone and appearance, but
unless it has that lasting, staying
quality it wifi finally prove a dis
appointment. Why not pay a
little more far a genuine Weaver
Piano, whi'chTS both attractive
and lasting. Tfieri you will con
gratulate yourself on the wisdom
of your selection in after years.
G. W, Frix & Co., soleVagentB,
Latest and Biggest
till June ist.
on subscrintion one vote will
brought in bv some one act
two votes for each cent paid
with the number of votes to
We haven't a suitable cut
of the buggy which some
lucky person will receive at
the expirationof this contest,
but in a general way we can
say that it is a No. 12 Dia
mond buggy madebythe.Du-rant-Dort
Carriage Co. 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.'s Dlace of business, on
will get it without fail. Ifl
effort to get it&
' " " . .. $1.00
new or renewal, each. .50c
for the main prize, the buersrv.
but should thev want other
furnish them with same.
one year will be at the rate of
subscriptions and $2,50, will
as it is with whatever im
make upon it. It asks the
will endeavor to merit their
be brought out at any time.
as often as possible. The can
will be awarded the prize.
Any other information f nr.
money and communications
Wm. H. Stewart,
Salisbury, N. C.
Felt in South Carolina.
Charleston, S. C, April 19. A
slight earthquake shock was felt
in Charleston and Summersville
at 3:25 o'clook this morning.' In
the latter place it was said that
dishes rattled and ornaments were
knocked from the mantle in one
house. In Charleston only a very
few people knew of the shake un
til after breakfast. From variouft
points in the city, people report
ed having been awakened by a
rumple followed by three slight
wave movements sufficient to
identify, but not to disturb plas
ters or chimn ys. It lasted about
eight seconds, according to -some
reports and was apparently from
southeast to northwest.
I have used Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy in my family in
cases of whooping cougn, and want
to toll you that it is the best medi
cine I ever used. W. F. -Gaston,
Posco, Ga. Tbis remedy is safe
and sure. For sale by Jas. Plum
mer, Salisbury, and Spencer Phar
macy, Spencer, N. C.
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
An Error Corrected. Rev. Keller to Yisit
Europe This Summer.
Concord Times. April 19th.
In a recent issue of the Times
we published an article iu regard
to the attempted suicide of Mrs.
Solomon Rogers, of No. 4, in
which we stated: "It is stated
that the attempt on her life was
(caused by the bad conduct of one
of her sous, which caised her
much trouble." A member of
the family writes us that Mrs.
Rogers1 attempt on her life was
not "caused by th bad conduct
of her sons" but by a different
cauee. The letter adds: "She
has been vry norvous for some
oime. The attempt was made
through a nervous excitement
and she could not overcome tbe
uervousness while hf.r mind was
somewhat affected. She is a
christian woman, and would not
have attempted such a thing had
sha been entirely rieht at mind.
As yet she cannot realize what
she did. I trust you will correct
Burglars entered the company
store at China Grove last Tuesday
night through a window on the
second floor and took quite a lot
of goods. Some of the articles
taken were three suits of nice
Qlothes, ttn pairs of pants, four
pairs of shoes, ten watches, silver
and gold-filled, fifteen gold-plated
finger riugs, two suit cases,
cravats, suspenders and quiie a
lot of other wearing apparel.
There is no clue to the guilty par
ties. Rev, J. H. Keller expects to
leave about the first of June for a
trip to Euope and other places.
He will be gone two months. Rev.
Paul Barringer, of Mt. Pleasant,
will fill Mr. KeHer's pulpits while
he is away. -No. 5 township Cor,
Concord Presbytery meets at
Statesville on the 23rd. B. E.
Harris is delegate irom the First
church here, and H. I. Wood-
Thomas Blackwelder died at
his home at J. Mack Coley's last
Weduesday at about 11 o'clock,
of consumption, aged 26 years.
Mrs. E. K, McLartyandy ung
est child, of Salisbury, spent yes
terday in . Concord, the guest of
Miss Nannie Alexander.
Mrs. Nola Fisher, of Salisbury,
has been visiting her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. P, R. Misenheimer.
Upper Stanly Cor.
Fruit iu our community is all
killed. Sunday night finished it.
Dead in Wreck.
St. Louie, Mo,, April 17. Dis
patches today from High Hill,
Mo., announce that the operatoi
kilUd in the Wabash wreck there
was H., T. Youmans, whose home
is in Greenville, S. C. The body
was buried in the High Hill cem
etery, but will be disinterred if
relatives in Greenville so request.
The' coroner's jury inquiry into
th wreck in which two men were
killed and six badly injured, ha?
adjourned until the train crew of
the first section of 92 cau be sum
moned as witnesses. The evidence
ind cates negligence on the pari
of the trainmen of the second sec
tion, who had received a caution
card at New Florence that the
block was not clear.
Thp News-No Pure Drug Cough
Cure Laws would be needed, if alf
Cough Cures were like Dr. Shoop's
Cough Cure is-and has been for
20 years. The National Law now
requires that if any poisonB enter
into a cough mixture it must be
printpd on the label or package
For this reascn mothers and oth
ers, should insist on having Dr.
Shoop's Cough Cure. No poison
marks on Dr. Shoop's labels-and
none in the mediciue, else it must
by law be on the label. And it's
not only safe, hut it is said to be
by those that know it best, a tru
ly remarkable cough remedy.
Take no chance particularly with
your children. Iusist on having
Dr. Shoop's Cough Cure. Com
pare carefully the Dr, Shoop pack
age with others and see. No pois
on maiks there! You 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.
LEXIN6T0N AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
The "Judge" Phillips Thinks There Will
be Plenty of Fruit.
Lexlncton Dispatch, AprU 17th.
Judge Phillips sticks to it that
there will be plenty of fruit. He
was telling this to a farmer Sat
urday, who laughed unbelieving
ly. "If there is any left, it is
pretty tough," he said, "and will
He so tough nobody can eatit.
The judge, however, was undis
turbed. He knows positively that
there will be an abandance of
fruit. Although not here ground
hog day, he claims to be in pos
session of facts that prove beyond
a reasonabl doubt that the cold
snrfp has not damaged the crop
any great amount. As to wheat,
he is rather "jubious," and thinks
perhaps when it rune up the joints
will show a decided weakness and
the stalks will fall over.
How much water do you sup
posa was used at the fire . Friday
morning? The stapdpipe, to be
gin witi, was full, which means
about 148,000 gallons. About
149,000 was in the reservoir. The
standpipe was half full when they
got through, the reservoir wss
empty and the pumpa had been
throwing 80 gallons per minute,
under a pressure of 100 pounds,
directly into the pipes. Four
streams of water werej playing
most of the time. On the whole
about 300,000 gallons, or perhaps
even more than that, was used.
There was a veritable creek 'on
Depot street where the water es
The people who have held up
the Southbound, demanding four
prices for rights of way, are now
scared to death lest the railroad
has fallen through for keeps, and
they won't even get the two prices
offered by the Southbound for
rights of way. Lexington and
Davidson county have lost this
new railroad partly on account of
local opposition, prejudice and
an effort to gouge the jcompany,
and whether you think so or not,
this loss is the hardest lick Lex
ington has had, or perhaps ever
Part of the wall in the burned
block fell Sunday afternoon and
the entire building, including the
Everhart portion, will probably
be adjudged unsafe and condemn
ed. This means that a new build
ing will be erected on the site,
and there is strong talk of making
a Shree-story hotel while they are
The Lexington lodge 'of Pythi
ans waB the only lodge ih the 9th
district that did not have a rep-"
reeentative at the district meet
ing in Spencer last week. Distin
guished speakers were present and
after the jneeting a banquet was
held. It was really a "Pythian
The cold weather has affected
all sorts of business especially the
fertilizer business. Sales have
dropped off considerably, but are
again picking up. The prices
this year are ten cents higher on .
the bag than last year.
Grand Excursion. Charlotte, N. C, to
Norfolk, Ya., April 25th. Account of
Opening of the Jamestown Exposition.
Southern Railway will operate
Special Train to leave Charlotte,
N; C, at 4.:00 P. M., passing Sal
isbury at 6:50 P.M., Thursday,
April 25th for Norfolk, Va. This
train will consist of Pullman cars
and day coaches, arriving at Nor
folk at 7:00 A. M. the following
morning. The following round
i rip rates will apply from Salis
bury: Uoach Excursion ticket?, good
seven days, $6 :60
Fifteen Day tickets $11.15.
Sixty Day tickets $12.10.
Season tickets $14.50. .
Approximately low rates from
other points. The programme
for the opening day is most in
teresting, beginning with a salute
ot 300 guns, followed by address
by President Roosevelt. It is es
timated that at least 75 war ves
sels from various nations will
take part in the Naval Parade.
For further information, and
Pullman reservations address any
Agent Southern Railway or write,
W, H, Tayloe, G. P. A.,
' Washington, D. C.
R.L. Vernon, T. P. A.,
Charlotte, N. C