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A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs
Vol. III. No. 36.
Salisbury, n. C, Wednesday, August 21st, 1907.
WM H Stcuadt CniTnD
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ALBEMARLE AMDSTAHY COUNTY. J LEXIH6T0H AHDOAVIDSON COUNTY. - THE THIRD AHWUjUFAIR. 1873- BUCK BRUTE ATTAm WXK git TALK Of NEW COURT HOUSE. IsiAUSVILlE AND IREDELL COUHTY.I COHCOBP AND CABARRUS mm.
Beck Ann Jones, Stanly Humorous Writer
etnly Enterprise, August 15th.
The Stanly county Sunday
School convention will he held at
Albemarle on Thursday and Fri
day, September 5th and 6th,
A storm Friday blew nown a
barn of Fillmore Whitley, the
residence of Martin Hahn, with
several outbuildings, as well "as
uprooting trees and damaging
The passenger fare on the train
from Albemarle to Salisbury is
69 cents under the new rate law
The rate between points can al
ways be obtained by multiplying
the exact mileage between sta
tions by 2. The fare from Nor
wood to Salisbury is now about 92
The telegraph operators-aleng
the Yadkin railroad, excepting
the operator at Rockwell, have
joined the strike ordered by C.
T. U., so far as the Western Union
is concerned, no work having been
handled since Monday. The
strike is a broad one aud is se
riously effecting business at many
The Stanly Confederate veter
ans will hold their annual re
union, this year, at Plyler, Thurs
day, August 22, in the grove of
Friendship M. P. church. A
noted orator will address the
crowds, and everything will be
done to give everybody a good
Becky Ann Jones writes the En
terprise as f .Hows :
Well, Mr. Editor, I 'lowed it
wern'fc no earthly use to be poor
an' act the same way, so when I
got to Saulsbury, I went to won
of them hifalutin hotels, where
servants slip a cheer under you
when you go to set down to the
table, and stands at your back
reddy to do anything you axe
'em. Bless Patty I I thought I
was too late for supper, cause
there wern't a blessed thing on
that table 'ceptin' a few -tiny lit
tle dishes of stuff stuck rite
around a cupple Dudes plates. I
no they was dudes for they was
jest like the descripti'n that Gov.
Glenn give of 'em that day up
there at the corner-stone layin'
wawkin' sticks, big, floppy
britches and awl. I was about to
axe 'em what they ment by takin'
persession of everything on the
table, when a nice clean-lookin'
yaller man warin' a purty white
apern and cap, handed me a strip
of paper which I precluded was
a duu for a biH of groceries.
Sez I: "My good friend, I ain't
the persiu you want. I don't o
you a red cent; have jest now
got here." "Bill of fare, mam;
what shall I bring for your Bup
per? sed he. Well, I allers was
quick to ketch on to a thing, and
J seen into it all at once, red that
paper and told him what to bring
me. Purty soon here come a ser
vant with a big tray full of stuff
awl I had ordered and a hole
lot more, and I perseeded to get
outside of a good part of it. One
of them dudes got threw and went
out, and I sot there eatin' and
wishin' that the other ope would
get out too. But no sir, he wanted
to tawk and I actilly had to give
him a pease of my mind before I
got rid of him. I jest wished
Teems cud a hearn him. My I My l
Had an Awful Time, But Chamberlain's
Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy
; It is with pleasure that I give
you this unsolicited testimonial.
About a year ago when I had &
severe case of measjes ; I got
caught out in a hard rain and the
measles settled in my stomach
and bowels. I had an awful tin
and had it not been for the use of
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Kemedy I could not
have- poseibly lived but a few
hours longer, but thanVs to this
" remedy I am now strong and well
I have written the above through
simple gratitude and 1 jhall al
ways speak a,good word for this
remedy. Sam H. Gwiu, Concord
Ga. " For sale by James Pium-
mer, Salisbury, ' ancl Spencer
- Pharmacy; Spencer, N, C.
Rei. J. H. Grey Goes to Mt. Airy,
Preston Speaks. Ban Burned.
Lexington Dispatch. Augnst 14th.
The bond issue ofj$10,000, or
dered sometime ago, to supple
ment" the- street improvement
funds, was scld' Saturday to the
Bank of Lexington, which was the
highest bidder. The price was
Sunday,night the barn of Jor
dan Shutt, who lives near Arcadia,
was burned. The origin of the
fire is not known. AboutlOO
bushels of wheat and 75 bushels
of corn were burned, besides other
feedstuffs. The animals were got
ten out. Mr. Shutt had no in
surance, unfortunately, and the
loss is heavy.
Rev, John H. Grey has been
called to the "Presbyterian church
at Mt. Airy. He was once pastor
in Lexington and has many friends
here. He served the First church
in Salisbury and is now preaching
once a month at Davidson Fol
lowing his service at Salisbury he
broke bown in health but is now
strong again. The work at Mt.
Airy consists of a church in town
and the one at Flat Rock, near
Dr. G. L. Xeyburn, of the
Presbyteran Church announced
Sunday that Rev. J. F. Preston, a
missouary to-night in the Presby
terian church. He is said to be a
very able man, thuraly canver-
sant with the situation in Korea,
and those who attehd this service
will be amply repaid.
" Monday morning Sherfff T. S.
F. Dorsett and W. O. Burgin
had some, difference at the post-
ffice and for a moment engaged in I
a lively fight.during which a large
plate glass in the postoffice front
was smashed. Both gentlemen
immediately sumitted to the
mayor, expressed their regret over
their display of temper, agreed to
replace the glaBs and were fined
$1 each and the costs.
The new railway rate law,
which went into effect the 8th,
has aroused ,a great deal of curi
osity. The law abolishes the
second claBs tare and makes ail
rates first class. The rebate of 25
cents which has been in vogue on
trams when you failed to purchase
a-ticket, is also abolished, and
now when you have no ticket, you
are charged ten cents and the
conductor keeps it, giving no re
Under an old arrangement
with the railroads, minerters have
recived a rate of 2 ceuts a mile.
They carried a permit and on its
presentation, they secured the low
rate. But the minimum fare to
any point was 25 cents, and now,
under the mew law, where the fare
is less than 25 cents and a minis
ter shows his permit, he is charged
25 cente. For instance, it is "13
cents to.iinwood, or 23 "to Thom-
asville. Ministers will save
money by keeping their permits
in their pockets and paying the
regular fare at such times.
A little child of Lucy Owens,
colored, was killed in a horrible
manner -Thursday afternoon at
the crossing of Marble alley and
Salisbury street. The child,- who
was about four or five years old,
with another colored- youngster.
was beating a ride on the wagon,
which was being driven by Dave
Slick an uncle of the Owens boy.
The wagon was loaded with
crushed rock and was verv heavv.
Striking a little rise, the boy lost
nis toothold and leli under the
wagon. The wheels ran directly
over his skull and ciushed the
life out of him.
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy, Better Than Three Doctors.
"Three years ago we had three
doctors with our little boy and
everything that they could do
seemed in vain. At last when all
hope seemed to be gone we began
using Chamberlain's Colic, Chol
era and Diarrhoea Remedy and in
a tew nours ne began to improve
loday he is aB healthy a child as
parents coflld wish f or. "MraB.
J. Johnston. I iinfnn Mioa T&nr
J. Johnston, Linton, Miss. For
sale by James Plummer, Salis
bury, and Spencer Pharmacy
Spencer, N. C.
A Gala Occasion ot 34 Years Ago Re
Called. An Old Premium List,
,JWe haveJefore us4 copy-of the
premium list of the "Third Annual
Fair of the Western North Caro
lina Agricultural and Mechanical
Fair Association," held in Salis
bury October 7th, 8th, 9th, and
10th, 1873. We have since then
had several county fairs, but now
that we are to have a fair embrac
ing the adjoining counties, some
thing of similarity and also inter
est in the one of the seventies and
the one close at hand is found.
The old fair certainly brought in
the crowds and was a success as
fairs went in those days. Whether
it was in 1873 or later that we
had the pleasure of attending the
fair, we shall never forget the im
pression made there. The whole
world was then new to us. but
j fairs in particular. Everybody
seemed to be doing something,
everybody was happy and big
ht arted. the candy was the best
ever, the red lemonade was plen
tiful and everything was grand
with the bands playing, the bunt
ing flying, the races .going and
the crowds ssurging an ideal ga!a
occasion was presented, the mem
ory of which can never be effaced.
May the new fair touch the heart
and create unbounded joy as did
the one of old.
Among the premiums given, in
1873, the highest paid was $100
"for the fastest trotter, best three
out of five, half-mile heats." $363
were given on horses and mules.
$83 on cattle, $35 on sheep, $55 on
swine, $d90 on races, $46 on poul
try, agricultural "products raised
by the exhibitor $116, on growing
$90, horticulture $55, do
mestic articles $76, mechanical
implements $229, manufactured
articles $196, miscellaneous arti
cles displayed in Floral, Hall
$125.50, making the total paid in
prem iums, $1, 846 50.
The officers for that year were:
Samuel H. Wiley, president ; M.
L. Holmes, vice-president; P. P.
Meroney, 2nd vice-president; L.
Blackmer and S. R. Harrison.
finance committee, and B. F.
Rogers secretary and treasurer.
W. B. Mears, superintendent of
trials of speed ; J. C. Miller, Su
perintendent of live stock depart
ment; M. L. Holmos, superin
tendent of agricultural and horti
cultural department; P. A.
rFrercks, superintendent of me
chanical implements ; P. P. Me
roney, superintendent of manu
factured articles; J. W. Hall,
superintendent of floral hall, and
J. K Burke was superintendent of
the poultry department. JThere is
nation in this old "volume that gees
to show how Time gets in hia
work on the minds and physique
of man. -Only three of the above
officers are living today Messrs.
Meroney, Harrison and Frercks.
In the horse, nrule and cattle lists
no special breeds are required,
just beBt and second bust, etc
The poultry named as -'white-
faced blak Spanish chickens,"
"brama putras," ''cochin china,"
"white darkins," and "game
chickens," which gives an idea of
what was then considered the
finest breeds of chickens. In the
domestic and miscelaueous de
partments the lists call for such
things as corn, beef, cheese, wines,
sweet cider, apple vinegar, Home
made soap, bolt osnaburgs, piece
carpeting, harness, boots, shoes,
household furniture, leather, cot
ton jeans, quilts, jellies, cakes,
dried fruits, knit, woven and cro-
'Johet counterpanes, the 'gocd old
home knit socks and stockings,
(some of the latter most likoly of
stripped variety) and sq
the line, many of hich
on down th
are now of the past, gladly and
foolishly discarded for the cheap,
gaudy makeshifts of today, poor
substitutes indeed for the things
and joys of the days of the trun
dle bed and home-made living.
To further show the changes
f.nah navA nnnrift ovnr tno nlrl tnwn
let us give a4ist of the advertisers
in thig volume. Note the absence
of many of them: riheo. P;"""38 ox. Aiiegnany,
lu2 druggist; Mock Blown ES
general merchants; L. V. Brown, Guaranteed by all druggists. 25c.
Mrs. J). W. Kesler the Victim. Negro
. Makes Good His Escape.
. Last Wednesday morning and
at the Dutch Second Creek bridge,
was the time and place of a das
tardly attack upon the person of
Mrs. Kesler, wife of D. W. Kealer,
highly ' respected citizens of the
county. Mrs. Kesler has been
living in Salisbury until about
the middle of June, when she
moved to the residence or H. R.
Kesler's 8 miles from Salisbury
in Providence townsnip. She had
left the house and 'was going to
Tyack's store, when, as she ap
proached the bridge over Dutch
Second creek, on the Stoke's ferry
road, an unknown negro man sud
denly made his appearance, and,
presenting a vial containing a
liquid, demanded that she drink
it or submit to an outrage. She
drank the unknown contents,
turned and ran thTough a cane
brake.closely followed by the ne
gro. He caught her some distance
below the bridge and threw her
into the creek. She succeeded in
getting out of the water but did
not go -far before becoming -exhausted
and unconscious, in which
condition she remained in her
water-soaked clothing some four
or five hours. Upon awakening
she was somewhat bewildered, but
succeeded in making her way
back to the house, where, after
relating her experience she fainted
and was not fully restored to' her
normal condition until Dr. C. M.
Poole had given her medical at
tention aucl treatment. Of course
Mrs. K8ler does dot know what
took place during her unconscious
state, but after full restoration to
her normal. statA.iiAfltat6aiiaftil
tively that nothing more occurred
than narated above.
The officers were notified of the
crime and they, with many priv
ate citizens, -made most diligent
efforts to locate and capture the
criminal, but so far without suc
cess. Mrs. Kesler did not know the
negro and is unable to give a de
scription of him sufficiently accur
ate to lead to his identity. There
is only one colored family living
in that neighborhood, but as they
are known no suspicion rests upon
the male member thereof. The
general opinion is that the man
ras tramping through the coun
try, probably from Whitney to
Salisbury or Concord and was a
total stranges throughout the
neighborhood if not the entire
county. It is well for him that
he has not been caught.
Mrs. Kesler and family have re
turned to Salisbury and are now
making their home with Esq. J.
C. Kesler on North Long street.
A Valuable lesson.
"Six years ago I learned a val
uable lesson," writes John Pleas
ant, of Magnolia, Ind. "I then
began taking Dr. King's New Life
Pills, aud the longer I take them
the better I find them." They
please everybody. Guaranteed by
all druggists. 25c.
stencil cutter; Crawford & Heilig,
hardware dealers ; Foster & Horah,
general merchants; C. F. Baker
& Co., stoves tinware and stills;
Overman, Holmes ,& Co., boots,
shoes, and findings; A. Parker,
confectioner and baker; J. H.
Horah, jewelry; R. J. Holmes,
dry goods and groceries ; Meroney
& Bro., dry goods; McCubbius &
Co., general merchants; J. M.
Knox & Co , dry goods, groceries,
and feed stuffs ; McNeely & Wal
ton, dry goods aud clothing; G.
M. Buis & Co., drugs; J. Allen
Brown, dealer in grain, flour, hay,
fertilizer lime and insurance:
C.'S. Brown asks you to stop at
the Boyden House; C. R. Barker
e. i i l l s a l j -
giBtB;'and W. M. Barkerj man.
j facturer cf carriages, buggiesetc.
lne list was printed in Salisbury
by J. J. Bruner, then editor and
publisher of The Watchman,
Hunting for Trouble.
"I've- lived in California 20
ubld in the f burn8 fig
' , i -
years, and am still hunting for
! case of piles that-Bucklen's Arnica
' Salve won't quickly cure," writes
-iu i ur.u r i n.i
All the Lawyers amd-Some Merchants
Favor It. Plans Accepted.
At the last meeting' of the
County Commissioners one Wil
hum, an architect and clever gen
tieman, came near occupying
most ol the time of the . commis
sioners in the elucidation of some
plans and specifications which he
had drawn for a court house, also,
incidentally of course, in making
an effort to secure the accep
tation of same at the small figure
of $2,250, which may represent a
whole month of his valuable time.
The Commissioners, good, clever.
honest gentlemen that they ar,
Imen who can tell at a glance the
l -tf A J. j " 1 1 . . a .
ex&ct proportion and best methods
or the erection of a mule-pen or a
cow-stall, without much delay
consulting judges, eoliaitors and
others, who have traveled from
temple to temple for many years
and would most likely have some
opinions that would be worth
while, accepted the plans for a
new court" house with scarcely
more consideration, and that too
without a dollar in the nonntv
reasury wherewith to pay for
them, to say nothing of a court
In fact Rowan is getting into a
desperate situation financially.
$12,000, or more, we are told, will
have to be borrowed to clear tin
he jail acount. We are also
informed that not one cent, beyond
the interest, has ever been paid
on the Yadkin railway bonds, and
even the sinking fund, which the
aw requires shall be raised for
the payment of these township
bonds upon maturity has been
used by the county for an a en
tirely difterant.. pnrposo
$25,000 nAbonds, recently issued
to pay off fldHting indedtedness,
may soon look like small figures
if the people longer remain in
different to the county's finan
The agitation for a new court
house feems to have originated
through the uncleanly condition
in whioh the present building is
kept, particularly the court room.
The desire for cleanliness is a
worthy one, but we fear if the
present building is not, or cannot
be kept clean, that a new one
would be like throwing pearls be-
'ore swine. Another reason given
is that the present building is
situated too near the street and
the noises made by passing wagons
and other things disturbs the
court and retards its nrogresp.
There is good reason in this, buti
it is not without a remedy, par
tially at least. Efforts have be
fore now been made to induoe the
commissioners to assist in the lay
ing of asphalt or other substance
on trie adioimng streets that.
would do much toward destroying
the noises complained of. An
other reason set forth for a new
structure is that it ,weuld look
better, help the appearance of
the town, etc. There is no doubt
about this. This argument is all
right for the sentimentalists, some
of whom might put it into prac
tice around their own premises,
but how many prudent, conserva
tive men have we" who will give
the second, third or fourth mort
gage to improve his dwelling
merely for the sake of looks?
At a reoent meeting of the bar
association 14 of its members vot
ed an endorsement of the idea,
and at a meeting of the Merchants'
Association, Thursday night, with
only a few members present, a
resolution, (very likely a ringing
resolution,) was passed recom
mending that the county commis.
siouers erect a new court house
that would cost not less than $75,
000 But of course there as no
offer to furnish the mtmey. What
ever extra may benecessary to
raise this amount, as far as they
are concerned will be cheerfully
paid by adding it to the cost of
the goods you may buy of them.
Somewhat of a Rockefeller trick,
To recapitulate, those said to
favor jpf the , project, we
County Commissioners ffive)
Lawyers, (fourteen)., 14
Merchants, (probably fifteen) 25 poared from his mouth and nose.
-I ... a j - 774. . ....
virana town 44
' Iohabitants of the county
about 85,000. Who should rule?
Automobile and Buggies Doing Service rs
Statesvllle Landmark. A ugrust 13th, lth.
J- Albert Harbin died at his
his home on Race street Tuesday
night-aDout 9 o'clock after au ill-
uess of several months from heart
Dr. James Youngdied yester
day at his home at Mooresville,
aged about 40 years. He had
been in bad health for several
years. He leaves a family and
one brother, John Young.
James S. Tomer and Miss
Mamie Lee Fowler were married
yesterday afternoon about six
o'clock near Bostian bridge, two
miles west of town, while sitting
in an automobile, Rev.. Frank
Siler officiating. Immediately
after the ceremony the Lridal
party returned to Statesville and
Mr. and Mrs. Turner left on the
7 o'clock train for a brief visit to
C. V, Henkel, who returned this
week from a visit to Lenoir and
Blowing Rock,, says a movement
is on foot to grade and macadam
ize a road from Lenoir to Blowing
Kock, a distance of 22 miles. It
is estimated that the work will
cost about $65,000 and it is the
purpose-to organize a company to
build the road as a toll line.
Stock is now being subscribed
and it ia believed the plan will be
successfully carried through.
The survey of the line of the
Statesville Air Line railroad was
begun yesterday morning. The
route surveyed yesterday follows
the Taylorsville road to Bloom-
field and then runs north via R.
rW. Orr's place. About fivo "mi1a
of the proposed line was surveyed
yesterday and the surveying party
returned to Statesville to spend
the night. They will pitch their
tents at the Five Mile branch to
Wm. L. Leaster and Miss Bes
sie Byers, both of Eufola, wore
married yesterday about noon by
Justice W. R. Sloan, while they
sat in their buggy at the home of
Mr. Sloan on east Front street.
The bride and groom, accom
panied by a number of young peo
ple, drove to Statesville yester
day morning and after getting
Mr. Sloan's promise to marry
them at the noon hour at his
home, proceeded to drive around
until the time arrived, and then
drove to Mr. Sloan's home and
had him tie the knot while they
sat in their buggy.
William M. Cooper, one of the
most prominent business men of
Statesville and one of the town's
wealthiest citizens, died Sunday
night at 10:40, at his home on
Walnut street, after an illness of
several months. Mr. Cooper's
death had been expected for some
time aLd all the members of hi
family were with him when the
end came. The funeral services
were conducted from the residence
yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock;
by Rev. Frank Siler, paster of the
First Methodist church, and the
interment was at Oakwood, with
Masonic honors. Death resulted
from cancer of the liver.
A civil service examination will
be held at Statesville September
4th secure eligibles for the posi
tion of messenger in the internal
revenue service. The age limit is
21 years or over and applicants
should apply to the secretary of
the board of examiners at the
postoffice, Statesville, for proper
blanks. Applications must be
filed with the secretary of the
Fourth Civil Service District,
Civil Service Commission, Wash
ington, by August 30.
Clint. Hager was seriously in
jured last Wednesday" while at
work at the saw mill of B. W.
Cloer, near Loray, in Concord
township. The lacing of the large
8trnck Mr. Hager violently in the
race. Me was knocked for some
distance and rendered unconscious
by the blow, while the blood
Mis lace was cut and Hiis nose
mashed but fortunately no bones
A Cotton Storage Warehouse tola Built.
n. ii.ii 'j -ji ' p
ne-uniiea aiier ou years.
Concord Tlmea. August ISth-ieth.
J. W. Propst, of Birmingham,
Alalia in this section, visiting
relatives. He is a half brother of
Martin Propst, of No. 11 and they
have not seen each other in 50
years, each being then only a few
years old. After the death of their
father, Wilson Propst, Alabama,
Mrs. Propst, with her son
Martian came back to Cabar
rus. This is J. W. iPropst's first
visit to North Carolina. He will x
be here about ten days before re
turning to Alabama. Mr. Propst's
mother was a Miss Shelton of
Lincoln County. He will visit
relatives in that section before
The CabarruB County Sunday
School Convention will hold its
annual convention at Poplar Tent
on Thursday, August J5th, 1907,
begining at 10 o'clock a. m. Con
siderable interest is being man
ifested in this meeting, and, a
splendid convention is expected..
The anual meeting of the Ca
barrus Camp of Confederate Vet
erans was held in the court house
here last Tuesday. A large num
ber of these brave men were pres
ent, and a good meeting was had,
such an one as is always enjoyed
on this annual gathering.
Charles Graham, a desperate ne
gro character, was arested here
Monday by Chief Boger. He was
wanted by the authorities in Sal
isbury. , Deputy Sheriff "Krider
came . down Tuesday and took
Graham to Salisbury, where he
will finish serving a. termon the
The farmers' picnic at Rocky
Ridge last Saturday was largely
attended and was a most success
ful affair throughout. The place
was an ideal one for a
picnic, and. W. A. Joyner'a arte
sian well furnished plenty of pure,
water for the thursty crowd.
The speaking was held in the
White HalL&chool house and was
called to order by Geo. E. Ritchie,
president of the Cotton Association
for this county. Chas. C. Moore,
the popular and enthusiastic Pres
ident of the N. C. Division of the
Southern Cotton Association was
introduced by Jno. P. Allison.
Mr. Moore spoke about an hour
in his own inimitable way. The
burden of his speech was the
necessity of erecting warehouses
for the storage of cotton. The
sum of $2,100 was raised for the
erection of a storage warehouse
at Concord, out of the $5,000 need
ed. The balance of the amount
will be raised without trouble.
Mrs. B. L. Still , wife of the
Superintendent of the Buffalo mill
died in the Salisbury hospital,
Friday night, where she had gone
for an operation for appendicitis.
The body was taken to Greenville
S. C, for burial. She leaves her
husband and three children, who
have the sympathy of the com
munity. It is probable that Dr. Karr
Walker, a brother t)f the late Dr.
J.O.Walker, will arrive in Concord
in a day's few to look over the field
with a view to locating here. He
is at present in Ashboro with his
sick father. He served seven years
as an army surgeon, and was in
the Philippines for several years,
Final arrangments for the Ed
ucational Rally to-be held at
Vhite Hall on next Thursday,
August 22, are being made Dr.,
Jno. C. Kilgo, the noted educa
tional orator, has been secured for
By the naked vision a comet
can be seen in the eastern sky
about 3 o'clock in the morning. If
you do not believe this statement,
look for yourself in the northeast
ern sky about 3 or 4 o'clock in the
Piles get quick and certian re
lief from Dr. Shoop's Magic Oint
ment. Please note it is made
alone for Piles, and its action is
positive and certain. Itching,
painful, protruding or blind piles
disappear like magic by its use.
Large nickel-capped glass jars 50
cents. Sold bv Grimes Dmcr