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A Home Newspaper Published in, the Interest of the People and for IJonesty iii Governmental Affairs.
VOL. III. NO. 37.
Salisbury, N. C, Wednesday, August 28th, 1907.
Wm, H .Stewart, Editor.
STATE FARMER'S CONVENTIONS
SI ATESVJLLE AND
ANOTHER PEEP INTO THE PAST.
ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
REVOLTS AT THE LASH.
LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
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Ti fee held li Raleigh Wednesday, Tours
day and Friday, August 28-30, 1907.
The fifth annual meeting of the
State Farmer's Convention will
be held at the A, & M. College
Raleigh, N. C, on Wedensday,
Thursday and Friday 'August 28th,
29th and the 80th, 1907.
The oheap railroad rates in
effect and the faot that rooms and
meals will be f urnished those who
desire them at actual cost and
that an attractive programme is
assured should result in making
this the largest gathering of farm
ers ever held in the State for the
study of strictly agricultural
The feature of the opening ses
sion, Wedensday morning at 10:80
o'clock, will be an address of W6l
oo me by Governor R. B. Glenn.
Wedensday afternoon will be
devoted to the study of oorn and
small grains, and instructive ad
dresses will be made by promi
nent farmers and agricultural
Wedensday night at 8 :80 o'clock
there will either be an address by
some speaker of note or a stereop
ticon lecture illustrating modern
methods of progress and develop
ment in aTgriculture. Thursday
forenoon will be taken up with
the study of horticulture, fruit
growing, trucking, etc.
Thursday afternoon there will
be special meeting for th growers
of cotton and tobacco. Splendid
programmes have been prepared
for both meetings. Director North
of Washington D. C, will present
and discuss the collection of crop
reports or some kindred subject.
Thursday night at 8:80 o'clock
will occur one of the most attrac
tiave features of the convention.
Hon. W. M. Hay 8, assistant sec
retary of agriculture, Washington,
D. O., will deliver an address on
"Improvement in rural affairs."
Friday will be live stock day.
The morning session will be de
voted to the annual meeting of
the State Dairyman's Association
and very entertaining and instruc
tive programmes have been
arranged. Professor Ed. H. Web
ster, chief of the dairy devision
of the United States Department
oi Agriculture, will be present
and address the meeting. Friday
afternoon will be devoted to the
general live stock problems and
the organization of a state live
stock breeders' association.
There is another feature of the
convention which should not be
' overlooked. On Thursday and
Friday there will be special meet
ings for women from farm homes,
and a Bplendid programme of an
entertaining and instructive na
ture" already issued insures a good
- time for those who attend. Those
i wishing . further information re
latittff to this feature oi the con
vention should write to either Mrs.
F. L. Stevens, president, or Mrs
Walter GrimeB, secretary, at
Complete programmes of this
important farmers' meeting will
be issued shortly and every farm
er in the state who can possibly
do so will find itto his interest and
enjoyment to attend this meet
- 1 will mail you free, to prove
merit, samples of my Dr. Snoop's
Restorative, and my Book on ei
ther Dyspepsia, The Heart or the
Kidneys. Troubles of the Stom-
ach, Heart or Kidneys, are mere
ly symptoms of a deeper ailment
Don't make the common ' error of
treating symptoms only. Symp
torn treatment is treating the re
suit of your ailment, and not the
cause, weax stomach nerves-
the inside nervesmean Stomach
weakness, always. And the Heart
and Kidneys as well, have their
controlling or inside nerves
Weaken these nerves and you in
evitablv have weak vital organs
Here is where Dr. Shoop's Re
storative has made Hb fame. No
other remedy even claims to trea
the "inside nerves.'' Also for
bloating, biliousness, bad breath
or complexion, use Dr. ,Shoep'
Restorative. Write me today for
sample and free Book. Dr, Shoop
Racine, Wis. The Restorative is
gold by Grimes Drug Store,
A Monument Unveiled to Gen. Sampler,
i A Marriage Followed by Arrest.
Stftteavllle Landmark. August '20th, 23rd.
i The local office of the Western
Union Telegraph Co. was opened
yesterday morning after haying
been closed nearly a week; H. R.
Morgan, an operator from Dan
ville, Va,, and Miss Wilson, of
Richmond, are in charge of, the
office. Mr. Wells, the: former op
erator, is still in Mooresville.
.-The Sunday school convention
of Yadkin Presbytery, which t met
in the colored Presbyterian church
of Stafcesville last week, adjourned
Sunday night to meet at Cleveland
next year. Jennie E. Lawrence,
of Salisbury, was elected to repre
sent the convention in the Synodi
cal convention at Durham on the
J. P. Sumpter attended the un
veiling exercises of L the Sumpter
monument at Statesburg, S. C,
last week. The ' monument was
erected to Gen. Thos. Sumpter,
who served through the Revo
lutionary war and died at his
home at Statesburg in June, 1882,
at the age of 97 years. Mr. -Sum
ter is a grand nephew of Gen.
Sumpter and he met a number of
relatives at Statesburg, which was
destroyed by the Tories during
A runaway marriagd which caus
ed quite a stir occurred Sunday
morning about 9 o'clock when
Robert M. Ball and Miss Violet
May Minish were married at the
home of the officiating minister,
Rev. H. H. Robbins. Sunday
afternoon Minish, the father of
the bride, heard of what had hap
pened and sought revenge by going
to Justice of the Peace W. W.
Turner and swearing out warrants
for his son-in-law and his older
brother who obtained the license.
As the warrant charged that the
girl was under 14 years old and as
it was proven by the testimony
of witnesses and the bible that she
was over 14 years old, the case was
dropped and Minish was taxed with
the coats. Nearly every person in
he court room seemed to be in
sympathy with the defendant and
as the crowd left the room many of
hem jeered at the old man, who
bad lost his daughter and also big
case against the son-in-law.
Bloomfield, Statesville's thriv
ing manufacturing sudurb on the
west, has grown rapidly since it
was first started, nearly five
years ago. Jive years ago the
territory now occupied by Bloom-
field was fields aud woo is with here
and there a farmhouse. Now it
is a large, thriving manufacturing
settlement ana additions are con
stantly being made to it.
C. C. Tharpe, of Net neigh
borhood, in north Iredell, takes
much interest in progressive agri
culture. He was telling The
Landmark this week at out two
acres of corn onJhis place, which
he says is about the finest he eyer
saw grow and he thinks he ought
to get about 120 bushels off the
two acres. Mr. Tharpe tried a new
experiment in the cultivation of
his two-acre patch. After the
corn had a good start, was nearly
knee high, say, he stopped plow
ing it. The surface of the soil was
scratched to Keep the grass and
weeds down, but the ground was not
broken to a depth sufficeLt to
break the roots of the corn. Mr
Tharpe thinks this is the proper
way to cultivate corn that the
roots of the corn should not be
broxen alter the oorn has a good
start. In this connection Mr
Tharpe says a new plow or cul
tivator of some sort is needed
for the successf ull cultivation of
corn. Speaking generally, the
corn crop of Iredell, and especially
in the northern portion of the
county, this year promises to
be immense. It was never better.
Piles get quick and certain -relief
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 Drug
Soma Interesting Reading Concerning
Things Hereabouts Daring Ibe War.
We have before us today a copy
of the Carolina Watchman, dated
December 21st, 1863. about 44
years ago, and of. course it is full
of things, beside war newB, that is
of interest to many of ottr people.
It is published weekly, ' has ' five
columns to the page and consists
of four 'pages, a five-column folio,
the price thereof, guaranteed for
only six months, is three dollars,
50 cents per month, more than is
now paid for a real good daily.
The contents of this paper are
mostly discussions of conditions
in the South, North and Europe,
reports of battles and advertise
ments. It contains, as did all the
papers in those days, very little
concerning local matter, either of
people or things. The disgusting
habit of whitewashing every one
upon the slightest pretense, did
not then exist; and we. might add,
while the local news matter has;
become a permanent feature of
most papers and will always be of
considerable interest, the ever
ready white washer exists only
where some office hunter does the
writing, or controls it. To men
tion the name of some one con
nected with local matters in the
60's was Because of some most un
usual occurrence, and, was even
then considered a divergence from
the proper functions of a respect
able journal, but as the times have
changed the ideas of journalists
and publishers of newspapers have
grown farther aud farther apart,
until, today the journals are con
siderably in the minority and the
newspaper, the disseminator of
ive news, hot from the wire from
all partB of the world, including
ull reports of local events per
sonally, politically and indus
trially, and a small amount of
editorial comment on current
events, has become the one thing,
outside of rood and olothiug, of
greatest popular demand. This
old paper states locally that.
'We learn that Mr. John Whit
man, brought in a load of meal a
days since, and sold it to
those unable to pay the enormous
price demanded by others at
Three Dollars, and that our Towns
man, Mr. John burner, very gen
erously authorized Mr. Whitman
to supplythose unable to pay at
his own individual expense." This
was in a time of war, things were
hard to get ejen at high prices
and mal was then selling at $7.00,
hence The W a rc hm an adds that
their act of charity "reflects hon
or on the head and hearts of these
two gentlemen. Well do their
names adorn the Roll of Honor!"
The John bnider spoken ot was
the father of W. F. Snider, now
cashier of the Wachovia Loan fc
Trust Co. 's branch here, who has
inherited a liberal share of his
father's beneficient liberality
Another item, copied fmm the
Greensboro World, says, in refer
ence to a sch ol property, which
we suppose,' waa located at : Olin
in Iredell county: "During the
recent meeting of the North Caro
Una Conference, in this place,
Messrs. O. G. and J. F, Foard, do
nated to the Conference the Olin
High School property, consisting
of ten acres of land, the sohool
building and two professors
houses, and an endowment of forty
thousand dollars. This donation
secures to the Conference, in ad
dition to the valuable property, a
charter for a college."
It announces two marriages
which took place in StateB
ville, one John J. Coleman,
of Concord and Miss Josephine
W. Herring, of Florida by Rev.
C. P. Jones, and the other, G. F.
LHerringj.of the Confederate Army,
to Hattie A. Williamson, both of
Mecklenburg, by Rev. Carson
The death of one of Rowan's
leading citizens is recorded, that
of J. Chambers MoConnaughey,
Esq., father of our townsman. Dr.
John McCanoaughey. His death
took pUce on the 7th of December,
lbbd, and was considered a great
loss to the county.
From the advertisements we
Descendants of Cherokee- Indians Seeking
Uncle Sam's Bounty.
Stanly Enterprise, Angnst2?nd.
Construction has begun on the
new building of I. XB. Miller. It
will be built in front of the old.
and will complete a 10-room two-
story residence. : Mr. Miller js
here looking after the work.
Stanly County Sunday School
Convention will be held at Alber
marle, N. O., with the First Bap
tist church, on Thursday and Fri
day, September 5th and 6th.
Attorney J . It, Price spent a few
days in Washington this week. He
carried with him a dozen or more
claims from clients in this county
who hope to receive part of the
judgment recently rendered by
the Court of Claims against the
Government, in the interest of the
descendants of the Eastern Chero
kee Nation. This judgment, it
seems, is to be distributed among
the several descendant individuals
of that tribe or nation; There are
quite a number in this county.
Sever il years ago a family of
Cherokees by the name of Brom-
belo lived in this county. All
immigrated to the West, except
one woman, who married one
Ezekiel Morton. From this mar
riage extended lineal and collat
teral descendants related in var
ious degrees-to the family stock,
all of whom are no doubt now
interested in proving their near
ness of kin to the Indian great-
Little Odessa Moogan, sister off
the boy .that was bitten by a mad
dog a few months ago, got her
hand caught in one of the ma
chines at the Wiscassett mill, the
flesh being literally torn from
fingers and palm of hand.
Short Itefiis About UocksTille.
J obsV"v atwhile working at
a rip-saw in the Mocks ville Furn-
uiture Co.'s plant last Monday
evening was knocked down with a
plank that had gotten caught in
Jacob Shoaf Brown, son of C. S
Brown, di6d Jbriday morning.
August loth. Mr. crown was a
young man and had a large circle
The taking of stock for the
ootton factory here goes on satis
factorily and there seems to be no
doubt that the mill will be built
There is some taix oi moving
the Mocksville Chair Co.'s plant
to a point near the depot.
learn more of local matters and
conditions than from the reading
matter. For instance, A, B.
Shepperson, sold hardware ; J. P.
Bridger, Capt. and A. Q M. want
ed to contract for 12,000 "white
oak splits, for baleing hay;"
Michael Brown had 50 sacks of
salt which he proposed to sell at
auction ; Thos. J. Foster, purchas
ing agent N. C. R. R. Co., offers
liberal prices for pork, beef, lard
and tallow for use of said road;
an order by the secretary of war
authorizes Lieut. H. P. Allen to
raise a company of non-conscripts
for local service as priBon guards
states that this is a fine opportu
nity for those who are liable to be
oonscripted to come forward, Capt.
S. Galloway, was the commander
of the Post; and R. Z. Johnson
offers to hire the seivants, this
after the emancipation proclama
tion by Abe Lincoln, of Ruins D.
JohnBt3n, deceased. These and
many more such advertisements
are interesting in as much as they
give the names of our then inhab
itants and their occupations, and,
in a way, gives us a light on the
life and conditions of the times
(To be conduced next week.)
Hunting for Trouble.
lived in California
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
1 Salve won't quickly cure," writes
.Sierra COUnty. No use hunting,
, Mr, Walters ; it cures every case.
Guaranteed by all druggists. 25c.
Would Rather Hang Than Whip Men, Warden
Sais Q.Its His Task.
"I.would hang a man for mur
der rather that lash one at the
whipping post for stealing a chick
en, it l had the choice. In the
first instance, he would have paid
the penalty for his crime, while
on the latter case no good what
ever would be accomplished. The
Delaware whipping post, instead
of being a corrective asencv.
makes its victims revengeful and
brings out all that ir hateful in
their nature. It should certainly
be abolished, and the day is com
ing when it will be done away
Warden Asmpnd S. Meserve, ofi
the Newcastle county workhouse,
at Greenback, near here, who has
resigned his position because of
his disapproval o( this mediaeval
system of corporal punishment
and his dislike to wield the lash,
made the above declaration today
while seated at his office at the
prison. He continued:
"Since I became warden of this
penal institution, in 1901, and be
ginning on November of that year,
I have whipped 235 white and ne
gro men. lhe number of lashes
ranged from five to sixty, a negro,
who attempted to poison a Wil
mington family receiving the high
est. Of this total sixty men had
been whipped before, some of them
as many as six times. Does not
this prove that the whole system
falls far short of being corrective?
Of the convicts whom I have lash
ed, 60 per cent, were negroes."
The warden was asked what his
feelings were when he applied the
first lash to a prisoner. .
I was so overcome," he de
clared, "that I could hardly stand
up. I cannot describe my feel
ings; words are not sufficiently
descriptive. I had a sense of ad
horrence, not to say pity
in November, 19 01, was
to lash eight men. When it was
all over I was so weak that I could
scarcely walk. I was bo good,
phyeicially, during the remainder
of the day. The affair so Tin-
nerved me that I spent a sleepless
"The first man I lashed was
"Buck" Cunningham, who is now
serving a twenty-year term in the
Eastern Penitentiary, Philadel
phia, for highway robbery. He was
sentenced here for theft. When
the 'cat' descended on " Buck's'
baok, I would have resigned as
warden then and there had I had
the courage to do so. Cunningham,
as well as several others on that
day, received twenty lashes. The
fact that Cunningham committed
a more serious offense after serv
ing his term here is a further de
monstration of the futility of the
whipping post as a corrective
"Caleb E, Burchenal, a Wil-
mington lawyer, wno conducts a
night school for the prisoners, has
tamed criminals by educational
means upon whom the lash has
had no effect. I have hanged two
men since becoming warden here,
and the effect upon me is nothing
oompared with what I have exper
ienced in applying the lash."
"When prisoners whom you are
whipping have appealed to you
for mercy, what are yur feel
ings?" the warden was asked.
"My feelings have been awful
and beyond description. In such
cases I simply shut my eyes and
wielded the lash. I had to per
form my duty."
Mr. Meserve said-be could not
understand why Delawareans, as
a rule, upheld the whipping post.
"One of the most lovable men in
this State is Chief Justice Charles
B. Lore," said he. "Ho is the
embodiment all tbat is gentle and
affectionate. Yet he declares that
thb post is a crime deterrent. His
reasons for uphcldiug the Bystem
of lashing is that we are midway
between Baltimore and Washing
ton, on the south and Philadelphia
and New York, on the north, and,
but for the existance of the whip
ping post, we would be a stopping
off place for bank burglars and
other classes of criminals."
Warden Meserve's resignation
will be formerly accepted by the
trustees of the workhouse tomor
row, when he wiH turn over the
property to them. Chief Deputy
Warden Leonard Crawford will be
appointed to succeed him as war
den. Wilmington, Del., special,
ltftb, to Washington Post.
A Disgraceful Scene Between Ex-Sheriff
Dorsett's Wife and His. Paramour.
Lexington Dlspaten, Angnat Jlat. -
Mrs. Columbia Fritts has pur
chased the farm of John D. Holt,
the consideration being $2,500.
This deal is quite interesting be
cause of the fact the family into
whose hands the property has
come, is a family of cotton mill
operatives. It is unusual for op
eratives to invest in farm proper
ties, especially in a period like
the present when the drift is en
tirely from the farm to the mill.
Mr. Yelvington, Western Union
telegraph operator at this place,
tells us that the situation is im
proving somewhat and that he can
now do busiuess with many more
offices than this time last week. I
when he was practically out of
business because of the strike.
The situation appears to be im
proving throughout the country.
There are 55,852 telegraphers in
this country, 15,516 of whom are
in the commercial offices. How
many of them are on the strike is
Superior court adjourned Friday
afternoon, although. it was, a two
weeks term.- The criminal docket
was cleaned up earlier than ex
pected, andja number of railway
cases continued, and the indere
moved up the calendar, taking up
cases the latter part of last week
that were set foj this week. As a
result very few civil cases were
tried. Ned Dorsett, the negro
murderer from Thomasville, plead
ed guilty to manslaughter and
was sentenced to ten years. This
was later cut down to seven years.
Solicitor Hammer's success last
weeK in securing a verdict and a
sentence that shut ud a brothel
that has long disgraced this com
munity pleases the good people of
Lexington and reflects great credit
on him. The case presented diffi
culties. It has been about a year
since it was begun. People freely
predicted that nothing would come
of it. The big solicitor conducted
it in a most adroit, masterful way
and won. He merits the thanks
of the people of this town, and he
has them. The people of the dis
trict made no mistake when they
re-elected him last fall.
The town was stirred mightily
Monday night after 8 o'clock when
the news got a bread of a sensation
al encounter between Mrs. Savan
nah Dorsett, wife of ex-Sheriff
T. S. F. Dorsett. and the notorious
Laura Hargrave, at the office of
the Dorsett livery stables.
It 86ems that Mrs. Dorsett, har-
mg that the woman was at the
tables, went from her home to
the omce, which is only a short
distance. It is said that the
Hargrave woman was there hav-
iug a deed made to her property
here. Under sentence of court,
she was to have left the state with
in 80 days from last Friday, and
she had been making preparations
to leave. There are confused ac
counts of what happened at the
office, and it is &afe to say that
none of the rumors are true. Blows
were passed and it was over in a
All that was actually witnessed
by people on the street was whn
the two came out of the office, the
negro pulling Mrs. Dorsett by the
hair white the latter screamed.
The big crowd which quickly
gathered cared little for what hap.
pened. Feeling ran high agtins
the mulatto. She was arretted
and arraigned before the mayor,
who set 2 o clock yesterday for
trial and required a $500 juetitifd
bond. Zeb V. Walser asked that
this be cut down, and flip- ly
Mayor Moyer did reduced it to $300
Hay worth took a bond with
Tom Hargrave, colored, as surety,
who justified in the above amount.
The woman, upon being released,
made rapid preparations and left
on north bound No. 12, and did
not return, thereby forfeiting the
bond and steps will be made to
Promptly at 2 o'clock yesterday
the case was called and the de
fendant failed to answer. Tom
Hai grave was-taken before the
mayor to . answer for the bond.
He stated that he was good for it
and would pay it, but asked a day
or two to get the money up.
The Conqty Sunday School Association
Holds a Big Meeting. Other Items.
Concord Times. August 20th-23rd.
One of the largest and best
meetings of the Cabarrus County
Sunday School Association ever
held was . held at Poplar Tent
church last Thursday. Eleven
township were represented, -and
the reports show that every town
ship except two had held township ,
conventions. The convention
was called to order by President
M. B. Stickly and-Hon. W. R.
Odell was made permanent chair
man. In the 49 schools represent
ed in the association there are
867 teachers andfc5,158 scholars.
Nad Phifer, colored, was arrest
ed Sunday 'charged with selling
cocaine to the negroes here. It is
said that the use of cocaine is be
coming common among the colored
folks, of Concord.
The old soldiers' reunion at St.
John's church last Thursday was
one of the most pleasant the old
veterans have ever held. It waB
the reunion of Co. H. 8th N. C.
Regiment, and 26 of the members
of the company were present. This
is nearly half of those living, there
being 56. There were originally.
159 members of the company, 103
of them having' crossed over the
river during and since the war.
Quite a number of veterans of
other companies were present to
enjoy the day with their comrades.
The Norih Carolina flag now
floats from the top of our court
house. This is in accordance with
an act of the last Legislature.
The Woman's Missionary So
ciety of Central Methodist church
has decided to raise $500 this year
for the entire support of a mis
sionary in China.
The educational rally and pic
nic at Rocky Ridge yesterday,
for which preparations have been
making for some time, was a great
affair. It was probably the lar
gest picnic eyer held in the county.
Several thousand people were
present, and all had a great time.
J. T. Griffin died last Wednes
day morning of paralysis at his
home on Franklin Avenue after an
illness of several days. He received
th ) first stroke on Monday, and
this was followed Wednesdav bv
the second and fatal one...
" The Concord Foundry Works,
which have been operated here for
several years by Messrs. J. C. and
M. L. Blume, were recently in
corporated by the Secretary of
State. The business will be tak
en over by the new company Sep
tember 1. The incorporators are :
Messrs. James C. Blume, W. R.
Johnson, D. B. Porter, C. A.
Blackwelder and M. O. Harris,
with a capital stock of $10,000
W, H. Heglar tells us that it is
well established that the great
meteor of 1849 fell in No. 10 town
ship, this county, and on the place
of the late Hiram Bost. This
place is now owned by Mrs. Ther
isa Bost. Mr. Bost himself dug
up the meteor, which fell near his
spring. It was still hot and he
put it upon his gate post, where it
was observed by everybody in the
neighborhood. Mr. Bost after
wards took it to Charlotte, and'
left it-with some one, it is now
not remembered who.
Miss Ida Flowe, who is a trained
nurse of Ronaoke, Va., come down
hre about five weeks ago to nurse
her mother who had fever at her
home in No. 10 township. Miss-'
Kt we nursed her mother to conva
lescence, and with her went to
! Spencer last week to visit her sis
ter. Outlast Saturday Miss Jb lowe
herself was stricken with the fever.
On account of the crowded con
dition of the Salisbury hospital
she could not be admitted there,
and was taken to St. Peter's in
Charlotte by Dr. Marvin Smoot,
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,' and the longer I take them
the better I find them." They
please everybody. Guaranteed by
all druggists. 25c,