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A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the PeopUe and for Honesty in Governmeital Affairs.
VOL. III. NO, 34.
Salisbury, N. C Wednesday! August 7th, 1907
Wm, H.Stewart, Editor.
LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
PUMPED RIVER DRY.'
COUNTY SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION.
FIGHTING THE WHITE PLAGUE.
STATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY.
ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
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Whereabouts of Charlie Crowded Still a
Mystery. 200 Delinquent Taxpayers.
Lexington Dispatch, July 31st.
Dr. A. B. Byerly is building a
12-room house on Fourth street
and will, move here to practice
medicine. He comes from Davie
county. Dr. Byerly is a brother-in-law
of Alderman T. F. Grimes.
The New South Art Company is
the latest industrial organization
for Lexington. Messrs .W. H.
Walker, J. W. Crowell and J. T.
Hedrick are behind the enterprise.
Preparations will begin this week
for erecting a building. The firm
will manufacture and job mirror
and picture frames and mould
ings. The hearing of the Metal Bed
Co., case was continued from
Aiheboro to Statesville and was
finished yesterday. The result is
that Messrs. Z. I. Walser and W.
H. Phillips have been appointed
to wind the business up.
David Long lost the fingers on
one hand at the Elk furniture
faotory last week. ' He had on an
old glove and was brushing away
the shavings from the plate of his
machine when the glove caught
and drew his hand into the ma
chinery. Friday night 200 delinquent
taxpayer will he expjcted to ap
pear before the aldermen and
show cause why they should not
be double taxed and indicted for
failing to list their taxes. The
board is not disposed to make
anybody suffer hardships, al
though the law is plain, but there
if going to be enough done to
show delinquents that it will be
to their advantage to. list their
taxes next pear.
Capt. M. L. Jones is in posses
sion of a gold brick which he got
out of his gold mine which weighs
274 ounces aBd is worths $4,875.
We are informed that it took just
16 days to mill this out of his
mine. He says that he now has
$250,000 worth of gold in sight,
and just as soon as he gets his
new machinery installed he will
be able to get Out $1,000 worth of
gold per month. The gold brick
is on exhition in the window of
the Bank of Thomasville.
Saturday three convicts on the
chaingang planned a murderous
assault on Guard Eli Everhart,
who managed to escape wit the
skin of his teeth. A wagon was
passing, and the guard's atten
tion was attracted to it, and the
negroes, seeing this, made
him with their shovels,
stepped out . of the way of
team just in time to escape
blows. One of the negroes, Frank
JackBon, when arrested, was car
rying a huge revolver, which iB
thought to have belonged to a
chaingang guard in Kentucky,
whom Jackson attacked, escaping
after disarming him. All three
were soundly whipped for their
attempt on the guard, and if a
case can be made against them at
court, they will be handled.
The Charlie Crowder affair still
furnishes a topic for considera-
tion and speculation. The letter
from one of the Miller boys last
week,-stating that he knew where
Crowder was but would not tell,
was followed by a letter from
Mortimer, purporting to be from
Crowder himself, saying that he
did go fishing, and while at the
creek decided suddenly to visit
his brother at Mortimer, who per
suaded him to remain their and
take a job with the Ritter Lum
ber Co. He said in this letter,
which was Bent to the police, that
he wished a statement of hiB
board account from Mr, McCrary,
and would send the money when
he got it, and would order his
trunk shipped to him. Those
familiar with his writing are pos
itive that he never wrote the let
ter, and since he cam .write well,
they do not understand why he
should get another to write for
him. His sisters in Thomasville
have heard not a word frm him
Many people here still believe he
was killed. There never was a
" case that presented such a tangle.
Senator Overman to Speak of Gillon School
Picnic. A Freak Corn Tassle.
Concord Times. July 88th, August 2nd.
Big preparations are being
made for the home-coming cele
bration in n No. 10 township on
Wednesday, August 7. The cele
bration will be held at Sossamon
Rev. M. M. Long, of Nebraska,
the newly appointed pastor of
Forest Hill Methodist church, is
expected to arrive today or tomor
row, and will occupy the pulpit
The Woman's Foreign Mission
ary Societies of the Salisbury dis
trict will hold a district meeting
in Central M. E. church onThurs.
day, August 8, 1907, beginning at
10 a. m.
There were about 10,000 people
at the big picnic at MooreSville
last Thursday, given for the - ben
efit of the Barium Springs Or
phanage. The proceeds amounted
to $1,538. The expenses were not
over $500. . -
W. M. Smith, the Concord at
torney, has suggested a plan for
reorganization of the Odell Man
ufacturing Company, now in the
hands of a receiver. This plan
will be discussed at the meeting
of the stockholders and creditors
hero August 14.
It is understood that Rev. J. R.
Moose, who left Thursday with
his family for Korea to. resume
missionary work, secured sub
scriptions during his vacation
amounting to $5,000, the same to
be used for mitsidu work in Ko
rea. Mr. Moose is supported by
the Methodist church at Monroe.
The Methodist church at Morgan
ton has decided to., support Mrs.
While returning to his home in
No. 5 toWuship Wednesday, John
Misenheircer's horse ran away
with the buggy going down the
incliuce on East Depot street.
The trace became loose and fright
ened the animal. He ran the
buggy against a post, breaking it
up pretty badly. Mr. Misen
heimer held on to the lines and
was pulled out over the bueav.
but was not hurt.
Henry Denny, a prosperous
farmer of the hite Hall neigh
borhood, brought to our office yes
terday a corn tassel which had
sprouted 25 ears of corn, varying
in length from 1 to 6 inches. The
ears, 01 course, were very small m
circumference, but all of them
contained grams of corn of an in
ferior quality. It is a curiosity
and Mr. Denny had it on exhibi
tion at the farmer's institute here
The infant of Nathaniel Ful-
nam, 01 jno. o townsmp, was
f at- n
burned to death last Saturday
morning about 9 o'clock. The
child had been placed in a quilt
in tne mtcnen near tne stove.
while the mother was at work in
the garden. A coal of fire fell
from the stove on the quilt, and
in a short time the child was
burned to a crisp. The mother
was too far distant , to hear the
screaming of the little one. The
burial took place at Poplar Tent
The second annual picnic and
reunion of old pupils of the Gil
lon school, in- No. 3 township,
thirteen miles from Concord,
will be held this year, Wednes
m mi r .
day, August t. ine nrst picnic
held last year was a big success,
and the One next week is expected
to be even greater. All who wnt
last year will want to go again
and those who missed the pleasant
occasion then will make a special
effort to be present this year. All
who attended school at the Gillon
school house prior to 1866, "and
there are about- 185 of these on
the roll which was made last
year, are asked to attend.
speeches will be made at the re
union by Senator Lee S. Overman
and also by Hon, Chas. H. Meb
ane, of Newton. In addition to
this literary feast, there will be a
feast of good things to eat. Re
iresnments will be served, and
there. will also be plenty of amuse
ment, music, etc. In tact it is
I expected to be a great occasion al
"Buck" Duke Strips Large Woolen Mills
In Efforts to Please His Bride.
Somerville, N. J., July 31. In
an effort to make his 2,000 acre
park look like a fairyland for his
bride during their honeymoon,
James B. Duke pumped the Rari
tan river dry at this point and
stopped the operation of the Rari
tan Woolen Mill's, the largest in
dustry here, which depends on
the stream for its water supply.
Mr, Duke has on his estate artifi
cial lakes covering an area of sev-eral-hundrsd
acres besides in-;
numerable fountains and water-
rfalls. All these are supplied by
water from the Raritan river by
means of a great pumping plant
with a capacity of many million
gallons a day, which has recently
been installed on the river bank
above the woolen mills.
In honor of his bride ,the foun
tains were made to shoot their
spray higher, the lakes were 'filled
to overflowing, the cascades
dashed with unusual volume over
the rocks' and the great pumps
were kept pumping night and day
to keep up the display: but all
the while the Raritan river, which
is the second greatest watershead
in New Jersey, kept windling un
til only a tiny stream -found its
way through its bed and the in
take of the Raritan Woolen Mills
was left high and dry and there
was scarcely enough water int he
wells to supply the big boilers of
The Raritan Woolen Mills are
owned by the Einstein estate and
employ more than 1,000 hands.
While the managers of the mill
were inclined to do honor to Mr.
Duke's bride they were suddenly
confronted by a business proposi
tion which led them -to summon
Manager Smith of the Duke es
tate, to look over the situation.
Mr. and Mrs. Duke had just left
the estate for a three weeks' auto
tour and the manager decided
there was no need for a prolonged
display and agreed to stop the de
cline from the river and give the
mills a fair shair of tin water.
The Duke nummng plant was.
closed down at midnight tonight
and the river will be allowed its
normal flow for several days.
Mr. Duke's demands on the river
is a matter of serious concern to
the mills and farmers on the
banks below his estate. Accord-
ine to a recent, decision 01 tne
State Spprene court he is prohib
ited from infringing on the rights
of the owders below. Special to
Chios in Whiskey Circles.
Augusta, Ga., July 31. Chaos
reigns in the liquor traffio in this
State today since it U a foregone
conclusion that the bill providing
for absolute prohibition January
1st next will be signed by Govern
or Smith before the end of the
week. Dispatches from Savannah
and other cities tell a story of
financial loss that runs into many
millions. Augusta will lose two
and a half million dollars in prop
erty values and license taxes
Columbus also will lose almost
treble that of all other whiskey
selling towns in the State. Bruns
wick's loss ot revenue from
many saloon properties' and one
of the fines brewries in the South.
It was stated here to-day that the
railroads have offered to transport
breweries and stills to other States
free of freight charges. Florida
and Alabama are the States to
which the whiskey interests wil
move from Georgia.
- Neighbors Got Fooled-
"I was ; -literally coughing my
self to death, and had become too
week to leave my bed; and neigh
bors predicted that I would never
leave it" alive; but they got
fooled, for thanks be to God, I
was induced to try Dr. King's
New Discovery. It took just four be digested when the blood is at
dollar bottles to completely cure high temperature. At this season
the cough and restore me to god we should eat sparingly and prop
sound health," writes Mrs. Eva erly. We should also help the
Uncapher, of Grovertown, Stark . I stomach as mueh as possible by
Co., Ind. This . King of cough ' the use of Kodol For Indigestion
and cold cures, and healer of and Dyspepsia, which will rest
throat and lungs, is guaranteed the stomach by digesting the food
by all druggist. 50c. and $1.00. itself. Sold by "James Plummer
Trial bottle free. ; and all druggists.
Thursday and Friday, Aogu22-23.
TheUOth'annual convention of
the Rowan Sunday SoaoDl Con
vention will be held this year at
St. Paul's Lutheran church, about
bur and one-half miles from Sal
isbury on the Concord road, and
will take place Thursday and Fri
day, August 22nd and 23rd, be-
. .. a ' mi
ginning at 1U a. m. inursaay
morning. The programme ar
ranged for the occasion is as fol-
ows : .
Thursday, 10 aj m.
The president. Rev. W. B. Dut-
tera, presiding. -
Scripture Reading and Prayer,
Rev. L. W. Blackwelder.
Words of Welcome, T. D.
Response, Rev. O. I.jHinson.
Enrollment of Towuihips.
Appointment of Committees.
Roport os Executive Committee,
P. S. Carlton. .
Report of Treasurer, W.
11:30. Address, Rev. N.
1 :80. Devotional Service.
Report of Townships.
Report of State Convention,
Dr. C. M. Poole, State President.
1:50. Subject: A Wide-awake
Sunday School, how realized?"
Revs. M. M. Kinard, Ph.D., C. B.
Heller, W. B. Summersett.
2:45. Subject: "Teacher Train
ing and Teacning tne Lesson."
A. L. Smoot. Revs. C. S. Currie
and H. A. Trexler,
Election of Offiiers.
Election of Delegates to State
Place of next County Conven
Friday, 9:30 a. m.
Subject: "Increasing the En
rollment. How?" Revs. C. P.
Fisher, C, S. Minor.
10 :30. Subject : "The Bible in
the Sunday School." H. O. Peel
er, Revs. Walsh; J. H. Dunaway
and J. D.
Subject: "Is a One-day Conven
tion Desirable?" Rev. J. M. L.
Lyerly, Jos Eagle and M. G. M.
2:30. Subject: "Missons
Smnday School." Rev. W.
Rowe, W. R. Davis, and
Installation of officers.
Musical numbers omitted.
Cornered the Store.
John D. Rockefeller was
the witness stand in Chicago last
week being questioned as to the
wealth of the Standard Oil Co.
There is a great cry against old
man John D., for cornering oil
Now, let s see a minute : We
heard of a man the other day that
had moved his stock of goods
from one stand to another, and in
order to prevent any one opening
up at the vacated store he rented
it himself. Now, what's the dif
ference in that. and what Rocke
feller is doing? There are plenty
of people who would be a great
deal meaner than John D., if they
had the opportunity, Chester
"We never repent of eating too
little," was one of the. ten rules
of life of Thomas Jefferson, presi
dent of the United States, and
the rnle applies to every one with
out exception during this hot
weather, because it is hard for
food, even in small quantities, to
To be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church,
of the Organized Assault Upon
The war which this country is
waging on the white plague grows
more vigorous every year. When
the National Association for the
Study and Preventation of Tuber
culosis began active work two
years ago there were only seven
defiant State societies in existence.
Since that time eight new States
societies have been organized ai d
and in eight other States provi
sion tor similar wors nas been
made. The distribution of these
societies is amatter of intorest.
The East and the . middle West
seem to be alive to the seriousness
of the problem. The far West
and the South are backward.
By the census cf 1900, there
were 38 cities with a population
of more than 100,000 each. Fif
teen of these cities rave organ
ized two years ago for the preven
tion of tuberculosis. During the
past two years eleven cities have
followed suit and four others have
provided for organized work.
The number of local associations
in smaller communities has more
than doubled during the past
"In casting about for a method
of educating the public, "says the
secretary 01 the association, "no
single means has been discovered
which has been as effecitve as that
of the exhibition, which has play
ed a prominent role during the
immediate past in our national
"To Baltimore, in this country
belongs the honor of this idea, and
when later the national associuou
joined hands with the New York
committee and formed the nation
al exhibition . the time was ripe
for its successful progress through
ODeniug in November, 1905, it
has been shown uninterruptedly
in sixteen of our own cities as well
as in Toronto and Mexico, and
the testimony is unanimous as
to its value in the local campaigus
The attendance for the year has
been 221.981 with a total atten
dance since its formation, seven
teen months ago, of 372,000."
Two years ago there were only
four State sanitarums in exietance
At the present time those either
already established or defintely
provided for number seventeen. -Outdoor
Priest In a Conspiracy to Murder.
New York, July 81. Four
indictments now lie against Father
Martoogessisn, the Armenian
who, it is alleged, sometimes laid
aside his priestly robes to practice
extortion and blackmail. The
priest is just now the central fig
ure in the conspiracy which- the
district attorney seeks to prove
has for its object the robbery of
Armenians and led to the murder
of the rug merchant, Tavshanjiau
and others who refuse to be finan
From the slayer of Tavshanjiau,
Bedros Hampartzoomaiu, aB he is
known here, the police hope to
secure a confession establishing
that the youth unwittingly was the
agent of the blackmailing cerrbists
Of the three additonal indict
ments 'against Martoogessian
brought in by the grand jury
to-day two charge attempted robb
ery and one alleges extortion. The
latter charge that the priest was
responsible for at least one black
mail letter which quickly follow
ed the death of the rug merchant.
The letter was ma i 1 e d in
.New York the afternoon of July
22d, the day that TavBhanjian
was shot. It was written in red
ink in the Armenian laaguage and
was signed by the symbol of the
terrorist, three hands with daggers
uplifted, poised above a red heart.
Hunting for Trouble.
"I've lived xi,n California 20
years, and am still hunting for
trouble in the way of burns, sores,
wounds, boils, cuts, sprains, or a
case of piles that Bucklen's Arnica
Salve won't quickly cure," writes
Charles Walters, of Alleghany,
Sierra county. No use hunting,
Mr. Walters ; it cures ev?ry case.
Guaranteed by all druggists. 25o.
Distillers Have Another Move. Cotton Mill
for Mocksiille. The Lamentations of
Statesville Landmark. July 80th, August 2nd,
Work is progressing as rapidly
as possible for the connection for
the electric power to be furnished
Statesville by the Southern Pcwer
The First Baptist congregation
expects to hold the first service in
the new church, corner Davie ave
uue and Broad street, the second
Sunday in September. Work on
the church is nearing completion.
W. C. Lester, of the firm of
Zimmerman & Lester, architects
of Winston, was in town this
week and delivered the plans for
the Patterson-Anderson buildings
on West Broad street. They will
be of brick and terra cotta. 54x
110, and three stories high. "
When prohibition became ef
fective in Statesville, four years
ago last spring, some of States-
ville's liquor dealers moved to At
lanta. The Georgia Legislature
this week passed a prohibition
law for the State of Georgia ef
fective January 1st next, and the
Statesville folks who moved to
Atlanta have another move com
ing to them.
Clay Gaither, colored, who
went to Salisbury some weeks ago
for beer for certain thirsty citi
zens, lor wnicn ne was bound over
for retailing by the mayor, was
not tried this term. The solicitor
did not think the one .instance
constituted an offense and no bill
was sent to the grand jury.
The Commonwealth Bank be
gan business at Black -Mountain
yesterday. S. E. McNeeley, late
of Statesville, is cashier, J. W.
Dougherty is president and C. E,
Cotton is vice-president. J. D.
Murphy, a prominent attorney of
Asheville, is one of the directors
and attorney for the bank.
J H. McElwee has bought from
W. E. Current a half interest in
the Eupeptic Springs property.
Messrs. McElwee and Current
will improve the property and
put the water on the market. It
will be recalled that this mineral
water received the silver medal at
the St. Louis exposition. It has
been highly recommended, and
the promoters are very hopeful of
securing a large sale for the water.
The Iredell Blues leave States-
vine inursaay tor tne encamp
ment at Morehead City. About
45 men will go. Capt. J. E.
Deitz will have charge. The
Blues go from Moreheadto James
town the 13th and will be on the
exposition grounds till the 16th,
at which .tiine they return to
Statesville. Gen. J. F. Armsfield
will command all the State troops
Dr. M. D. Kimbroueh, of
Mocksvjlle, who was in town yes
terday on professional business,
stated that a stock company, con
sisting of Messrs. E. L. Gaither,
J. L. Sheek, T. J. Byers and
others, has been organized in
MockBville with a view to build
ing a $50,000 cotton mill at
Mocksville. The mill seems to
be a certainty,, half the desired
amount having already been sub
scribed. Passsengers on trains from
Charlotte to tatesville yesterday
morning were highly entertained
fer several minutes at Moorsville
Junction. Just as the train
stopped and more passengers
started to get aboard those inside
were startled by the screams of a
woman on the outside. Every
passenger in the train rushed to
the side of the car to see and
more than one head was stuck
out of the same window. Every
body expected to see a dead body
dragged from under the train.
But they saw instead a coal black
negro woman, with her face buried
in her hands, shedding great tears.
Her screams were probably heard
for miles around. She never let
up but was taking on at a terrible
rate when then train was out of
sight. The inquiry of everybody
was answered by the conductor,
who said that the woman's sister
was leaving for West Virginia to
Rowan Pastors Install Rev. McCullougb.
Miss Ritchie and Irenus Russell Escapade.
Stanly Enterprise, August lat.
We learn that S. S. Wolfe ex
pects to move his family to Spen
cer about August 20th. We will
be sorry to lose this estimable
Last Sunday was a favorable
d y for the Lutheran church here.
The pastor, Rev. H. A. McCul
lough, was installed in a most im
pressive manner. Rev. Geo. H.
Cox, D.D., delivered the address
to the pastor at 11 a. m. The
address to the congregation was
delivered by Rev. V. Y. Boozer at
8 15 p. m. The congregation
both morning and evening was
large and seldom have ite heard
two better and more appropriate
Miss Pat Miller, of Ritchfield,
has accepted a position with Belk-
Harry Co,, of Salisbury.
Irenus Russell, who lived near
Whitley postoffice, in this county,
had been visiting this community
very frequently and making bis
visits quite lengthh. He called
on Miss Lillie Ritchie, who lived
two miles west of Richfield, on
Saturday evening, June 29th, and
stayed till Monday morning when
they both walked off taking noth
ing with them except a little
money, which was thought to be
about $70. They remarked as
they started that they -were going
to the station and get on the train
and go just as far as their money
would carry them. They went to
High Point and spent the night
and the next day went to Greens
boro, and said they were married.
Since then they have been at sev
eral points in Virginia and from
there nobody knows where. From
what we can gather Russell is
about 30 pears old. He was mar
ried several years ago to a woman
but did not live with her but a
short time after they were mar
ried. She worked in the cotton
mill in Conoord and is now in
Albemarle. Neither of them have
any divorce. She is now having
him looked after and will have
him brought back and dealt with
according to law if found. He is
said to be of a very good family
and his parents and several broth
ers are doing well. Miss Ritchie
is also about 30 years old, daugh
ter of the late William Ritchie.
They are good, respectable, hard
working people. She was the
only unmarried daughter at home
with her mother. She had a
small tract of land worth some
$200, at least, which she sold on
the morning of their departure
for $50. Richfield correspondent.
A Widower Who Couldn't Be Headed Off.
Chas. A. . Henderson, of
Woodlawn, North Wilksboro, was
married last week for the third
time, .two of his wives having died.
Last week, one day, Mr. Hender
son camd to the register of deeds
and procured license for one of
the belles of Woodlawn name Kate
Martin. But that night he and
Kate fell out and Kate broke up
the engagement. Nothing daunt
ed, Henderson came next day,
returned the license he had
purchased and got another license
for another Woodlawn belle, and
happly married, they say. You
can't head off a widower when he
wants to marry. Wilkesboro
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