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A Home Newspaper Published in. the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs,
VOL.111. NO 48.
Salisbury, n; 0., Wednesday, November 13th, 1907.
Wm, H .Stewart, Editor.
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LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
, District Meeting of Odd Fellows. Young
Man Inherits $50,000.
Lexington Dispatch JNov. 6tb. t ,
We were presented with an ear
of corn the first of the week (that
heads the list of the season. The
orn was raised on the farm'of H
J. Conrad wholiveB aifew miles
from Tpmasville. The " ear is
twelve inches loos, ten inches in
circumference, weighs 29f ounces,
has 24 rows of grain with 52 grains
to the row, making about 1,250
on one ear. This is the largest
ear of corn we have ever seen.
H. 0. Small, who has been
clerking in Thomas' drug store.
Thomasville, for the past few
months, left Monday forMcCalis
ter, Okla , where he has been left
between $50,000 and 75,000 by
his uncle, Hon. John W. Black,
who died there about three months
ago. Mr. Small will be gone
about a month, when he will
return to Thomasville. This
is indeed a lot of money and is
coming to a most excellent young
As announced the ladies of Lex
ington met Thursday afternoon
in the Iroquois club room to form
n organization for the improve
ment of Lexington. The organi
zation will be called the "Town
Improvement Society" or the
'Civic Improvement Society,"
and will be modelled after the
civic leagues that are doiog so
much for other towns in this and
Friday Bob Hargraye, colored,
was brought over from Salisbury,
sick, and died within twenty min
utes after he was taken off No.
86. His twin brother died just a I
month agtnsHe was buried by
the Jjiights ofV Pythias colored
ei of which ,rje was a member.
H was 89 yeara old.
J. H. "Holder, who lives on No
4, Lexington, got his hand caught
in the Byerly Brothers cotton gin
last Thursday and four of his fin
gers were badly lacerated. How
ever, it is hoped that amputation
will not be necessary.
On the 8rd of December a dis
trict meeting of Odd Fellows will
be held here, and members
of that order from Salisbury,
Spencer, Thomasville, Cooleemee,
Gold Hill, Granite Quarry, and
Albemarle will be present. W.
R. Bean, supervisor of the dis
trict, will be here, as will Perin
Busbee, of Raleigh, grand master
in North Carolina. Lexington
welcomes the gentlemen and Ar
caaia Lioage win tase gooa care
of them. The I. O. O. F. lodge
here is a most prosperous one.
Last week the first work on the
grading of the Thomasville belt
line was begun. Several citizens
were present when work was begun
Mayor A. F. Sams threw the first
hovel of dirt, and Miss Ella Lam
beth followed with a second, after
which a number of citizens helped
build the line by throwing shovels
full of dirt. Lane Brothers have
the contract tor building the
line. sThe belt line will be about
three miles long, extending from
the northeast end of Thomasville
down through the factory district
and coming out below the Thorn
asville Baptist Orphanage. When
this line is completed scores of
valuable factory sites will be
opened up in and new industries
will hi built all along the line.
Already foreign capitalists have
been along the line with a view to
erecting new mannfacturing en
terpriBes in Thomasville. With
this increase of facility there is
no reason why Thomasville should
not grow by leap and bounds. '
Fl 1 1 M
ao cnecK a coia quicxiy, get
irom your druggist some little
Candy Cold Tablets called Pre
ventics. Druggists everywhere are
now dispensing Preventics, for
they are not onlys afe, but decided
ly certain and prompt. Preven
tics contain no quinine, no laxa
tive, nothing harsh nor sickening
laxen at tne "'sneeze stage' Pre
ventics will prevent Pneumonia
Bronchitis; La Grippe, etc. Hence
the name, Preventics. Good for
feverish children, 48 Preventics
25 cents. Trial Boxes 5 cts. Sold
by Grimes Drug Store. x
WHEN DAVIS CROSSED THE YADKIN.
Interesting Bit of Local War HistotflTold
bvIUncle HennrJl of Stanly County.
. Ethel'Thomas, an accomplished
writer who makes frequent contri
butions to the Charlotte Observer
recentlyhad.the following in that
paper, tnesame being part oi . an
interview with Uncle Henry Mills
of Stanly county, "known far and
wide as wide as "Fiddler Mills:"
I wanted some pointB'on"anoth-
er subject, and as my time was
imited I asked: "Well, Uncle
Henry, tell us about that dollar
you nave tnat - rresiaent uavis
With his expansive countenance
glowing with pridei and his dim
eyes brigntening witn patriotism,
he lifted his gray head and ex
claimed with-eager enthusiasm:
Yes, I must give you some
points about the war. You are
going to nave tms sent to tne
paper, I believe you said, and per
haps some of the boys belonging
to my company will see this and
write to me. How glad I would
be to hear from all of them that
are still living I 1 peiongea to
Company I supporting forces. The
company was made up of men
rom seven counties, Anson. Stan-
Montgomery, Moore, Chatham
Randolph and Davidson, and all
had to be forty-five years old. We
were ordered to Lexington and
there drilled three weeks. I, as
first lieutenant, then went to
Carthage, with fifty men Hamp
illy, the captain, went to Troy
with Anson men, I remember 'ots
of the Anson boys abut will just
mention a few: 'Uncle' Jimmia
Martin, Kier Hough, Bob Munley
Merrit and Allen Tysoj, Geo,
Willoughby, Lawrence Horn, and
a Strickland, Liowerv and Jones."
Uncle . Harry's eyes were dim
with tears as he called over the
names of his beloved comrades,
and gain said : '
"How glad I'd be to get a letter
rom any of the boys who are still
I do hope that every old soldier,
who belonged to Company I, and
who sees this, will write to this
dear old man whose happiest
hours are spent in sweet reminis
cence on the past. He continued :
"At the railroad bridge, on the
Yadkin river, between Salisbury
and Lexington , we fought with
Stoneman, whipped him with ease
and never lost a man." Here
Uncle Henry laughed triumph
antly "That was the last fight we had,
it was there that we disbanded.
The day before we disbanded,
though, is whea I got the dollar
from Presid&nt Davis. He mount
ed on a magnificent and firey
horse, his wife and three daughters
in an ambulance drawn by two
mules, together with five hundred
mounted horsemen, wanted to
cross the river. Miss Winnie was
hen a baby in her mother's arms.
The ferry was about one hundred
and fifty yards from the railroad
bridge, the ferryman had left and
I was the only man in the com
pany who could manage a flat.
So Colonel Moss put me in charge,
exempting me from all other
duties. I carried sixteen horse
men at a trip, and at last a few
with Mrs. Davis and the Children.
One of the mules belonging to the
ambulance, got frightened and
jumped into the river, almost
dragging the other out. We got
it cut loose though, and it swam
to the bank. Mrs. Davis was very
much frightened, but bore "up
bravely. She was a tall stately
woman with red hair,, and
all the children looked very much
like her. The President was the
last to go over. He asked me to
be careful and not touch his horse
with the pole. He did not speak
to me as an inf erior.but very kind
ly as to a friend. Oh, how we boys
loved him 1 When we got. safely
over the river he thanked me and
gave me a silver dollar which
always kept as a sacred mometo
of that occosion. Three years ago
when Lum's (Mr. Lum Lehlz
Uncle Henry's son-in-law, with
1 1 a
wnom ne lives; "nouse was
burned, my dollar was among the
ruins. I raked around in the
ashes and found it, and here it is
EULOGY ON A DO 6,
According 10 tne Late 6eo. B. Vest There
Is no Friendship o Lasting as a Dog's."
One of the pretty incidents told
by the late.Senator Geo, G. Vest
was his eulogy of a dog in a coun
try court in Missouri. Mr. Vest
was waiting for a case to be called
in which he was intereitedt The
dog case came up and a man was
being sued for killitig his jnigh
bor's dog. He became interested
and tte plaintiff's attorney urged
him to speak. He arose and said
"Gentlemen of the jury the
best friend a man has in the world
may turn -against him and become
his enemy. Bis son or daughter,
whom he hasreared with loving
care,- may prove ungrateful.
Those who are nearest and dearest
to us, 'those whom we trust with
our happme8B,and our good name,
may become.traitors to their faith.
The money that a manias he may
lose. It -flies away from him
when he needs it most. A man's
reputation may be sacrificed in a
moment of ill-considered action.
The people who are prone to fall
on their knees to do us bono?
when success is with us may be
the first to throw the stone of
malice when sets failure its cloud
upon our heads.
"The one absolute , unselfish
friend that man can have in this
selfish world the one that never
desertsahim, and one that never
is nis dog. A man s dog stands
by him in prosperity and in pov
erty, in health and sickness. He
will sleep on thej cold ground,
where the wintry winds blow and
the snow drives fiercely, if only he
may be near his master's side.
He will kiss the hand that has no
food to offer ; he will lick the
wounds and sores that oume in
encounter with the roughness of
the wprldT He guards ttie sleep of
his pauper master as if he were a
prince; when all friends desert,
he remains. When riches take
wings and reputation falls to
pieces, he is as constant in his
love as the sun in its jounrnnying
through the heavens.
"If fortune drives the master
forth an outcast in"the world,
friendless and homeless, the faith
ful dog asks no higher privilege
than that of accompanying him,
to guard against danger, to fight
against his enemies. And wheri
the last scene of all comes, and
death comes and takes his master
in its embrace, and his body is laid
away in the cold ground, no mat
ter if all other friends puisne
their way, there by the graveside
will the noble dog be found,
his head between his paws, his
eyes Bad, but open in alert watch
fulness, faithful and true even in
Then Mr. Vest sat down. He
had spoken in a low voice, without
a gesture. He made no reference
to the evidence or the merits of
the case. When, he finished judgt
and jury were wiping their eyes
The jury filed out, but soon re-en
tered with a verdict of $500 for
the plantiff, whose dog was shot ;
and it is said that some of the
jurors wanted to hang the defend
Mr. Vest's life was full of Buch
incidents. He was a poor man
as riches go, but whatever he had
was at the service of any one in
need. He loved children he lov
ed his fellow man and he left
name of which his
well be proud. .
lust a lump of silver, taking it
from his pocket, "but treasured
all the same, if it is ugly and out
of shape. I carry it all the time
When reverently we took and
examined what had once been the
cherished "Jeff Davis dollar,"
Uncle Henry's most sacred relic
of the past. Presently he spoke
Again, with quivering voice :
"When we disbanded and told
each other good-bye, it was a sad,
sad scene. There were many, who
wept aloud. Some of the boys
embraced me and witn tears in
their eyes declared themselves
ready to die for me any day if i
was ever necessary."
rSTATESYILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY.
Man In JaJI for An SAtfeinpted Assault
Horse Runs Into a Train.
StatesTllle Landmark, Noy. 5-8.
Ezekiel M. McNeeley died yester
day afternoon about 2.80 o'clock
at his hometat Mooreaville, aged
about 72 years. He had been in
bad health for several years End
especialy for the past 'two years.
Mr. McNeelv was a " Confederate
soldier and was desperately wound
ed inbattle the effects of his inju
ries remaining with him all his
after life. ' f
Rev.V.M. Swaim.of Cool Spring,
pastor of South River, Jpociety and
possibly other Baptist'churches in
hat section, has .decided to
decline the xjall -as- assistant
pastor of the First Baptist church
of Salisbury, which was tendered
him some time ago. Mr. Swaim is
very popular with his congrega
tions and they would not consent
to give him up.
West-bound passenger train No.
35 collided bead on with a runa
way horse and buggy in a deep cut
a mile east of Claremout Saturday
night at 11 o'clock and the. horse
was so badly injured that it was
shot by a passenger of the train.
There was ho one in the buggy and
the horse waff coming down the
railroad at. full tilt when discover
ed by the engineer of the train.
Thejengineer blew his whistle and
slowed jip, butdid not stop until
after striking the horse. The
owner of the horse could nob be
tound by, the -tram crew. The
buggy was only slightly damaged.
J.V. Maduras, of Mooresville,
has been placed under a $1,000 bond
or his appearance at the January
term of.court on a charge of at
tempting to criminally assault
Suma Anderson, an 18 year-old
white girl. Application has been
maue ior a writ ot joabeas corpus
iuW effort t& rtSnhearing
Friday before JudgeJustice, who
m . t M m
is prdsiding at the present term
of Iredell Superior Court. The
young C woman in the case is
rom Alexander county and was
taken to MooresTille from States-
ville last Wednesday by Maduras
to live in Ms jiome. one saya
that some time after 1 o'clock
ounaay morning Maduras came
to her room and attempted famil
iarity with her. She jumped up
and started to get out of bed and
Maduras told her who he was and
demanded that she keep auiet
She says that when he made the
secoud attempt at familiarity she
ran from the house and went to
the home of Mr. Columbus Freeze,
who lives, next door, in ner night
clothes. She was taken .in and
Sunday morning she asked Mr.
Freeze to take her to the home of
a brother living near Mooresville.
Mr. Freeze was ill and unable to
be out, and while he was trying to
make some arrangements to send
her to the home of her brother,
Maduras sent a horse and buggy
from a livery stable for the pur
pose and the young woman was
driven to her brother's. Mr. and
Mrs. Maduras claim that they
Idid not know the girl had lef b the
the house untilfthey got up Sun
day morning. They say that they
were awakened sometime after
o'clock by something knocking on
the house and the barking of their
dog. Maduras went to the door
and looking through the glass of
the door -saw a man standing in
the yard. He opened the door
and the man disappeared. He
then went to the room of the girl
and finding her awake scolded her
for having men hanging around
her room ab that hour of the
night and threatened to kick her
out of the houee. He said he then
returned to bed and did no.t kno
when the girljeftthejiouse.
Shoaf and His Wife in Mecklenburg Jail.
Charlotte, N. C, Nov. 6. H.
B. Shoaf and his wile were brought
here this evening from Lexington.
N. C under heavy guard and were
locked behind rows of iron bars in
the Mecklenburg county jail for
safe keeping, and to avoid the
possible interference of the mob.
The prisoners are held for inhum
an and inexpressible cruel treat
ment to the four-year-old child of
Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Field of High
Point, the iy treatment covering
a period of one month.
WATERING" OF SECURITIES.
A Specimen of How Rig Dividendsllare Hid
and the Public Robbed.
Albany, N. Y., Nov. 10, The
New York State public service
commission in the second district
made. public tonight a decision
which sets forth its attitude
towards competition in public ser
vice facilitieslwithin a city and
toward what it regards as at
temps to evade thejprohibition by
the public, service commission's
law of inflation or "watering" of
securities in the merger of public
service corporations. The deci
sion is in the matter of the pro
posed purchase by anew corpora
tion of the Lockport Gas & Elec
tric Company, and the Economy
Light, Fuel & Power Company, of
Lockport. The decision forbids
the new company to lissue securi
ties for a capitalization above
$700,000, equivalent! the total
issues of the two companies. The
new company desired to issue
stock' and bonds to a total of
The decision says that the case
inquestion is neither a consolida
tion nor a merger, but the pur
chase. by a newlyformed corpora
tion of the property andjfranchise
of the'two compaiesjand that in
this respect it is within the . law.
It is decided, however, that the
raising of ratesoverthosepreseut
existing is still illegal and such
action is prohibted.
The Stanly Enterpriser Revive.
The Watchman received the
Stanly Enterprise, the building
and plant of which was destroyed
by fire last week, as usual, though
"with markings from, the fire in
scars and blisters,"-and it is glad
to learn that the paper is to con
tinue under Brother JBivins' "con
trol and proprietorship as hereto
fore Mr. Bivins has taken over
the the plant of the Tar Heel re
cently disposed of at auction in
Greensboro and purchased by
James D. Dorsett of Spencer.
With this outfit the Enterprise
will be better equipped than
heretofore and its many patrons
will be the gainers by it. They
should, and we believe will, take
advantage of the opportunity to
give the paper in this hour of
need a helping hand by paying
up old scores and by renewing.
Substantial assistance along this
line is the kind that helps and is
In speaking of the matter the
"Our building was occupied as
a printing office and residence,
and had not been fully completed.
But for the tortunate occurrence
that members of the family were
awake before the fire gained much
headway the escape from the
building would soon have been a
serious problem. The building
was a two-story brick, and repre
sented a cost of upwards of $4,000
work and sacrifice.
''The building represented tpus
the thoughts and plans and work
and worry of many months. To
a certain extent our aims were
about to be reelized ; but there
was a Divinity shaping affairs
that willed otherwise. We liked
the building because it was build
ed according to our needs, and
met fully our wants. It suited
us, and our pride in owning it as
a home and office was not of a
selfish nature in that we were get
ting the extraordinary thing, but
because it was placing us in posi
tion to accomplish the things we
had set out to accomplish. But
thse hopes have been blasted in
despair, and the Enterprise greets
its readers this week withmark
ings from the fir in scars and
blisters not down; not dead;
not crushed; crippled, but yet
alive, strongly conscious that its
most dependable asset is that that
comes from the unflinching loyal
tv and support and sympathy of
hundreds of friends.
To attempt to mention the
many kindnesses, the words of
warm sympathy, and the names
of those who have contributed
toward making the great loss and
sorrow that has befallen us seem
lighter would be to omit many
HARD TO 6ET RICH HONESTLY.
If $10,000 is Made Honestly It Does Not
Follow That $100,000,000 Can Be.
It may be possible for a man to
become a billionaire in the United
States to accumulate wealth
amounting to one thousand mil
lion dollars by absolutely honest
means. We have never had a
billionaire in this country, and
we hope there never will be one
certainly not a billionare whose
methods will be those which, in
the case of a, reputed semi-billionaire,
have been denounced by the
courts. There will continue to be
rich men whose wealth has no
taint to it men whose fortunes are
synonymous with integrity. The
United States is still the land of
opportunities for the man of
brains, honesty aid enterprise.
He deserves all that wins by ad
hering to the principles of integ-.
rity and applying skill and energy
to the conduct of affairs. But to
say that the man who has made
$10 000 by absolutely honest
methods can as. easily secure
$100,000,000 is to indulge in a
wild flight of imagination, if it ie
also suggested this vast expansion
of a small capitol is to be made
without injury to others and with
proper regard for the law and for
pnblic intesets. 'The most illus
trious exampler in modern times
of the ease with which a man of
modest means may become fabu
lously rich richer, indeed, than
the famous plutocrats of old,
when there were no laws and
practically no restrictions has
failed to convince the courts or
the public th it his monopoly has
thrived through its consideration
for the general general welfare
and its regard for the law. Bal
A Number of Hogs In Concord and Gabar-
rus Have Died from Cholera.
For a week or ten ,rdays past
there has been much sickness a
mong the hogs of Concord and
Cabarrus county. Dr. B. 17. Grif
fiin,the vetemary surgeon, who has
examined a number of cases, says
they are genuine cases of hog
Loss of appetite is "one of the
first symptoms. Vomiting also
may occur. In some cases there
is an inclination to eat earth and
other indigestible ' substances..
Usually the hog goes off by itself
and lies down. The inflammation
of the intestines causes the hog to
arch the back, carry v the hind
parts stiffly, stagger, and cross
the hind feet when it moves about.
The diarrhoal discharge is thin
and watery, and is usually dark
colored or black. Sometimes it is
mixed with blood.
Very little can ne done lor a
hog that has cholera, on account
of the difficulty in treating the
auimal. Hogs which have the
disease should be separate, at
once from the other swine, and
should be washed with a tar dis
mfectant. Hogs that have died
f cholera should be buried at
There seems to be no satisfactory
medicinal treatment for hcg chol
era. If it is to be treated, it
should.be along the line of pre
vention and sanitation. Concord
The Postmaster of Gasconde,
Mo., Daniel A. Bugh, says of
DeWitt's Kidney and Bladder
Pills, "Iamdoing sowell, improv
ing so fast in health that I cannot
say much for your Kidney and
ladder nils, l leei use new
-a T"w 1 1 T 1 1
man. uewuvs js.ianey ana
TV TT7 t J TT I
Bladder are sold by James Plum
mer and druggists.
We nave been made to realize in
the fullest the value of friend
ship, and -we are glad to say that
the Enterprise has had the strong
est assurance that friends are and
have been ready to come to its
We shall revive the paper to its
full capacity. It shall be even
better than the past has seen it i
health is spared us and if hard-
spent efforts can make it so.
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
The Marriage of Miss Pitts and Mr. Yorke.
Farmer Loses $200 Worth of Corn.
Concord Times. Nov. 1-4.
J, R. Eryin left Saturday for
Rowan county, three miles this
side of Salisbury, where he goes
to teach school.
J. H. McDaniel, of No. 8,
brought us last Saturday several
farm ouriosties. One wae an ear
of strawberry corn with six others
growing around it. He also had
a boll of cotton with thirteen
locks. He says he is going to
plant the seed from thiB boll next
year. Mr. McDaniel also had a
aweet potato which was exactly
in the form of a cross. D. H.
Thompson, of N. 5, also brought
us Saturday an ear of corn which
had ten other grouped around it,
eleven in all.
Jack McWbirter, of No, 1, suc
ceeds Luther Yost in the express
office here, Mr, Yost having
accepted a similar position in the
Salisbury o'ffice. '
Thos. A. Suther, an aged and
well known citizen of Concord,
died last Tuesday afternoon at 4
o'clock at his home, in North
Church street. He had been in
poor health for some years, and
about a month ago a severe para
Mrs. Lillie Hipp, daughter of
Charley Hipp, died last Tuesday
at her home in No. 6 township,
her death being the resul of a
complication of diseases. She
was 28 years of age, and a daugh
ter of G. R. P. Cress, She leaves
her hushand and two children.
The body was interred at Lower
Stone Church Thursday after
noon, the services being conduct
ed by Kev. W. W. Rowe.
At the meeting of Concord Pres
bytery here Tuesday, Poplar Tent,
Gilwood and Bethpage Presbyte
rian churches were grouped into
one pastorate, and these will
unite and seek a pastor.
There was a fire Tuesday after
noon about 1 o'clock at the home
of J. C. Cline, in No. 11 township.
Mr. Cline was engaged in shred
ding his crop of corn, when a
spark from the shredder ignited'
the corn. Heroic efforts were
made to save the barn nearby,
and this was done, but there were
burned 200 bushels of corn all
the roughness and a straw stack.
The fire burned within two feet
of the barn. The loss is about
$200, with no insurance. Mr.
Cline had insurance in the Cabar
rus Mutual on his barn and con
tents, but nothing that was burn
ed was contained in the barn.
On next Wednesday evening,
November 12, at 6 o'clock, N. F.
Yorke will be married to Miss
Edna Pitts. The ceremony will
be performed at the home of the
bride's father, C. A. Pitts, on
Spring street, by Rev. C. L.
Miller, of Hickory. It will be a
qtfiet home wedding, and only the
relatives and a few intimate
friends will ba present. After the
ceremony Mr, lorKe and bride
will leave on No. 84 for a tour to.
the northern cities.
A Raleigh gentleman was read
ing Wheeler's History of North
Carolina and be came across the
following paragraph in the descrip
tion of- Rowan county: "Salis
bury her capitol, is nearly west
from Raleigh, 118 miles and de-
rives its name from a town in
England, about 70 miles west' of
London, which is- of Saxon
origin meaning a dry town. This
name during the -past summer
1851 was most appropriate."
Salisbury is not very dry now, but
is claimed by the friends of pro
hibition that it soon will be such.
When the baby is cross and has
you worried and worn out you will
find that a. little Cascasweet, the
well known remedy for babies and
children, will quiet the little one
in a short time. The ingredients
are printed plainly on the bottle,
Contains no opiates.' Sold by
James Plummer and all druggists.