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Salisbury, N. O.. Tuesday March 9th, 1909.
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CONCORD ANO CABARRUS COUNTY.
Tie Domain of the Public Cotton Weigher
Extended. Charter not Amended.
Concord Times. Mar. 4.
' Yesterday morning about .10
o'clock one of the darkest andl
most threatening clouds ever seen
here overspread the city. It be
' come as dark as late twilight, and
lights had to be turned on all over
"the city. The stcrm poured over
this section withont damage.
A bill has been introduced in
the House to amend the law in
this county relative to the cotton
weigher, to extend the limits of
weighing cotton to all the territo
ry within one mile of the corpor
ate limits of Concord. Under the
present law all the cotton sold iu
the city is weighed by the county
weigher, who receives 10 cents a
bale therefor. The new bill pro
poses to extend this territory to
one mile of the city limits which
will take in the Young Harse
and Brown mills.
It is learned from Raleigh thajb
no changes will be made by the
LejgUlfiture in the present city
charter. A number of changes were
proposed and opposed, and as a re
sult the representatives decided to
make no changes whatever. Rep
resentative Williams was in favor
of repealing the section which
provides a penalty for failure to
pay taxes by December 1st and
had an amendment to this effect
passed by the Housed It failed in
the Senate, however, as it should
have done, as this . is one of the
best features in the charter, both
for the city and the taxpayer. ; We
think it would be best for all con
cerned if it were applied to Jthe
county also. .
Mrs. Mary EWinecoff died last
Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock at
the home, of her son,:Ari Strifek.
1 er, .onojcjirei
lUneaaot anf aetoma
sne nad a severe case or pneumonia
several years ago' and never futly
recovered from the results of that
illness, She waB 74 years of age,
ancMiad been twice married, Mr.
Strieker being the only child by
her first marriage. Her second
husband was Pinckney W . Wine
coff, of No. 4 township, who died
24 years ago.
We learn that there has been just
completed at Kannapolis a mem
bership campaining for the Y.M G.
. A., which resulted in in creasing the
number of members of that splen
did organization there to over 300.
There are jB40 operatives at Kan
napolis, over half of Whom are
women, and it will thus be seen
, that nearly alii the men belong to
the Y. M. 0. A. The daily attend
ance at the building, the David
Franklin Memorial Hall, is over
200. On last Thursday and Sat
urday. 120 baths were given. Fifty
men per day use the pool tables,
while over 100 games are frequent
ly played on the bowling alleys in
a. dav. Baths, including towels
and soap, are free to members.
Every Friday night is ladies'
ni ht, and this evening, is becom
inff more and 'more popular. On
Saturday nights an entertainment
is given at a small ccst, and od
Sunday services are held.
Will Take Away Franchise.
At a meeting of the city council
to-night a resolution was passed
declaring the franchises of the
Greenville Gas and Electric Light
and Power Company and the Paris
Mountain Water Company to be
invalid and authorizing the clerk
to notify the companies. The
resolution was passed on account
of a dicis8ion by the city attorney
to the effect that the franchises
There has been considerable
complaint against' the companies
for some time and it is expected
that the matters will now reach a
crisis. The chairman of the light
committee was requested to com
municate with the officials of the
Southern Power Company and see
what terms that company would
makefo lighting the city. Liti
tratinn will orobablv result from
the action of the council. to-night.
Greenville, S C, special Char
ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
Comolaints Regarding i Violation if Tie
Liquor Law, Trying to Locatotne Paupers
Stanly Enterprise, March. 4tn.
A force of machinists are, at
work overhauling the WiscasBett
mill. J. HJ. Moose, oi oansouxy,
and Ben Skidmbre, of Concord,
who is a brother of oar townsman
P. O. Skidmore. are among the
There is no doubt that liquor
and other intoxicants are sold
right in our very midst. One can
see evidence of this fact without
being placed to much trouble, and
Borne of the dealers are parties
who usually "stand in" with the
powers that be. Such business is
in criminal violation of our
statues, and if our officers do not
take the matter in hand, a league
of our citizens should be formed
whose effort will be to secure evi
dence against and prcfeecute every
violator to the full limit of the
law . There is no soft of excuse
for allowing a high-handed traffic
in liquor to be cairied on in Albe
marle or any part of the county.
This is a matter for Berious con
sideration. Esq. W. A.-Hough accompained
Mrs. Sam Poplin, of Norwood, to
he hospital for the insane at
Morganton on last ThuTBdayMrs.
Poplin has had some form of men
tal derangement for' sometime.
but had failed to gain earlier ad
mission into tha State institution
owing to its - crowded condition.
She is a daughser of Geo. W. Low
der, of this place.
Sometime in December. Robert!
Rogers and-his wife Carmilla were
admitted 4o the bounty home as
paupers. evidence nas Deen
hrought to light that those people
shouldvbe under charge of Cabar-
ras countyi'aiid they wee return-
there.-; Our county board is now
instituting an investigation to de
termine the facts, and it is be
lieved that there is sufficient testi
mony to show that these paupers
are not rignttui cnarges upon
Shoaf Sentenced for Four Months.
H. B. Shoaf, who was charged
with brutality to the little Fields
child, has been convicted in Su
perior court and sentenced to four
months on the roads. He has
been in jail since the sentence was
passed. An effort will be made to
have the judge change the sentence
so a fine, the maximum sum to be
$200 to $300. Mrs. Shoaf. who
was arranged in another case on
the same charge was acquitted.
The circumstances of the case
are, well known. The little girl
had been left bv its mother with
the Shoaf 's at Thomasville. While
there it was miured one way or
another. The people of the town
became indignant and the Shoafs
were arrested and jailed at Lex
ington. Rumors of a mob form
ing to lynch them caused the of
ficials to carry the prinoners to
Charlotte, where they remained
awhile and were released on bonds
of $500 each. The trial had been
put off from one court to another,
and finally came up this time.-
insurance Swindler Comes to Brief.
Will Johnson the negro who op
erated an insurance swindle
among members of the race here
a few weeks ago, securing several
hundred dollars in money, was
sent to the county chaingang to
serve a term "of 270 days. He
enters pleas of guilty on. eight
warrants charging him with ob
taining money by false pretense,
and was convicted on the ninth
warrant. A fine of $100 or 80
days was imposed by Magistrate
W. J. Muldrow in each case.
There are several .other cases
against Johnson, among them one
for grand larceny. Anderson, S.
C, special to Charlotte Observer.
If you'd be dubbed a handsome
And win a hadsome Knight,
The secret here I do impart,
Take Hollister's Rocky Mountain
Taa at night! Cornelison and
osamiBSion ofTxne; counsy - no me i
Short Items of News Telling if Eients of
Robert Fleming will soon have
his handsome cottage completed
He thinks he will be able to occupy
it in about a week.
On last Sunday morning, at
the Lutheran chanel naisonase.
Alfred L . Kluttz, telegraph oper-
aton at Sumner, was united in the
holy bonds of matrimony to Miss
Amanda Arey, of China Grove.
Rev. C. A. Brown was the officiat
Just thirty-five of the forty days
have, gone down in history since
the' ground hog immerged from
his winter quarters, saw his Bhad-
4pw and "scooted" back, and very
little freezing weather has come
to ub yet.
Dr. G. J. Atkins, who a short
time ago' intended moving his
family to Thomasville, informed
us that he has decided not to move
away from China Grove, at least
not.any time soon . He will con
tinue to practice among his pa
trons as heretofore .
G. M. Linn, whb has been work
ing in the weave-room of the cot
ton mill of this place, moved his
family to Salisbury, where he has
accepted a position in the Vance
mill. He left Tuesday atternoon.
There will be services held at
St. Mark's E. L. church every
Wednesday night during
montn ana until April sue
when there will be services ?i
night during the week, which
be palled Holy Week Service
Sore, Uike the Railror
uub uaj xasb wwi jt jpf
net and others from Hicko. ftere
coming from-Lenoir court. After
leaving Lenoir, J. B. Lingle, who
lives at Hudson, wai on the train
ness. xv seems ne aio nos nxe jar,
WhUener and got into a difficulty
with him. Because the conduc
tor did not try to prevent the as
sault on Whitener, after being
asked to do so, Whitener, through
his attorney, has sued Lingle and
the Carolina & Northwestern Rail
road Company jointly for $10,00?.
Behind closed doors the Senate
to-day paid to Vice President Fair
banks one of the most remarkable
tributes ever given to a presiding
officer. He was presented with a
silver service, costing $1,185. as
the gift of the entire body of Sen
ators and with a loving-cup as the
present of the Democratic mem
The presentation of the silver
service was made by Senator Mc
r l y
Senator Daniel spoke for the
minority, dilating upon Mr. Fair
banks' uniform fairness. He sug
gested that if at any time Mr.
Fairbanks should tire of the mo
notonous service in the Re
publican party the Democrats
would be glad to welcome him
He facetiously suggesd that it
would pot be well for Mr. Fair
banks to take more than one
draught from the flagon before
breakfast if it should happen to
get filled with other than butter-
mux Washington aispatcn.
Deafness Cannot be Cured
by local applications, as they can
not reach the diseased portion of
the ear. There is only one way to
cure deafness, and that's by the
constitutional remedies. Deaf
ness is caused by an inflamed con
dition of the mricous lining c f the
Eustachian Tube. When this tube
is inflamed you have a rumbliug
sound of imperfect hearing, and
when it is entirely closed, Deal
ness is the result, and unless the
inflammation can be taken outand
mis vuoe restored w its uurmu
condition, hearing will be de
stroyed forever; nine cases out of
ten are caused by Catarrh, which
is nothing but an inflamed con
dition of the mucous surfaces
.We will gil e One Hundred Dol
lars for any case of Deafness
(caused by catarrh) that, cannot
be cured by Hairs uatarrn uure.
Send for circulars free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for
LSTON W OAYIDSOX toiwr.
Wheat too F&ward. , Uechaat iho Is not
Lexington Dispatch, Maren TJrd,
On the 15th of this month our
Smith, who sells chinafnest eggs,
ban jc s, calico, silks-eeffee and
turnip seed, tp say noting of all
the other various products of farm
and factory, 11 have been in the
building he now occupies.' 88 years
We doubt if in aU North Carolina
there is another merchinlwho can
match this record.
There seems to be a wrong im
pression., in some pats; of the
c dd as to the burial of people
by the country. In- SP" case that
has come to out attention, some
people think that the county bur
ied a man at the publio expense as
wouM have deen done inj the case
of a pauper. The manin question
was an old soldier, anCthe state
provides that the country shall
pay $20 toward the f antral expen
ses of certain old soldiers..
A Btock company hasibeen form
ed to build a good phone line
from Lexington direct to Tyro.
It p&y. be extended on to Spencer.
Messrs. C. F. Kfthts;: G. M.
Thompsom, BaxterJiepnard, W . B
Hunt, N. W. Swioegootff Dtt J. E.
Catheil aridotherB aceehind this
progre? ffpsijimi. ' Ttmie
Iryii til nit and work
has r', c mceir This .is
- at' terprise and peo
er" t of. the county
Jn 'pnone t lines. - In
aeparts now they have fine
TT A Tronfli.m
the Jersey, community
day that wheat in tL
section was mort
ne was airaid. so
jtraa aim ifit. 1 1.
frost when themqqn I Sll-
ed between, the first & of
the month. This yeJLje full
moon comes on the 5th of May,
and Mr. Trautbam won't feel safe
until that' part of th9 mouth is
Saturday about noon the home
of Albert Parks, in the Holly
Gro.ve section, caught fire and it
was only by the hardest kind of
work that it was saved from de
struction. Mr.vParks daughter
threw some holly boughs in the
fireplace and the blaze started
from that. Luckily Mr. Parks
was at home. He had just arriv
ed, after having spent Friday with
The Dispatch party in Charlotte,
and Friday night in town. He
carries no insurance and we are
glad that the damage was no
Honors for Sallsburlan.
Senator Whitehead Kluttz, pres
ident pro tern of the senate, was
here r a short time from Raleigh
yesterday returning on the after,
Mr. Kluttz has been exceeding
ly flattered yesterday by two invi
tations to speak in June. When
President Woodrow Winston, of
Prineeton, spoke there recently
Mr Kluttz was a member of the
legislative committee and in an
important address of a few min
utes so charmed his hearers that
there was almost universal agree
ment that he would make thiB
year's alumni speech. He beat
the whole crowd.
The second week in June, the
eleventh, he is to address the New
Jersey bar association at Atlantic
City. This is a big occasion and
one that would dra.w any speaking
attraction to it. Senator Kluttz
is perhaps the youngest man who
ever spoke to either audience that
he will add f 88. Both invitations
are highwattr honors. They come
seldom and to big men only.
Don't wait until your blood is
impoverished and yon are sick and
ailing, but take Hollister's Rocky
Mountain Tea now, I will' posi
tively drive out all winter impuri
ties. 85 cents, "TeaVor Tablets.-r
Cornelison and .Cook.
Goldsboro and Vicinity Suffer. Life Lost
and Uuch Property Damaged.
Last Wednesday will long be re
membered in Salisbury, on account
of the darkness produced by the
unaualy dark angry clouds, which
hovered about us for a short while
and then sped on their way. Sev
eral sections of the State were
visited by violent storms and much
damage was done, but it seems
that Goldsboro and vicinity suf
fered most, judging by the follow
ing special from that place to the
"With the suddenegs of a cy
clone and the speed of a hurricane
storm came up out of the West
about 1 o'clock to-day and swept
the city with wind, dust, rain and
hail for a half hour, with almost
unprecedented fury, putting the
eleotrib wires out of commission
and leveling some garden fences
with the ground in several sections
of the town .
Out in the open to the west and
northeast it had full sway and did
material damage to the roofs and
smokestacks of the factories in
that territory, blowing down the
smokestacks of ahe Utility an 1 the
A. T. Griffin Manufacturing Com
panies, the Enterprise Lumber
Company mill at the river, lifting
a larger section of the roof off the
freight, warehouse of the South
ern Railway and -carrying it a
6quare away into John street, and
demolishing several tenant houses
in the vicinity of the Borcfen Got
ten Mills. Out at East Goldsboro
where the ntirelybpen country
afforded no resistance, and which
wasrin the direct track of the
storm's greatest fury, two houses
just framed in and' being , roofed
8nd Wbather-boarded, were demol
ished, and two workmen, at work
n one of them bad narrow e4;
Sces as the house wetitover.
Out at the river near the pump
ing station on the Howell farm,
Harry Richardson, a worthy color
ed man living in this city and
farming out there, sought shelt- r
for himself and team of mules un
der the shed of a barn which was
blown down on him and he and
both mules were killed.
In the sweep of the storm Mr.
Don Scott was caught while out
driving and horse, buggy and oc
cupant were swept from the road
into a ditch. Mr. Scott, and' the
horse were not injured but the
buggy was badly broken up. Fur
ther to the east and northeast, the
blow was even more severe than
here. Mr. Atlas Uzzell reports
over the phone, that on his mill
pond at New Hope, the waves roll
ed like oceu billows and that in
addition to hail and rain, it snow
ed for some minntes.
The smokestack at the light and
pumping station were blown down
and the plant was otherwise dam
aged to such extent it is reported
to-night the city will not be fur
nished with electric lights in two
or three days All business is sus
pended to-night and the city in
Stricken With Paralysis.
This news of a well known Pres
byterian minister of Mooresville
comes via the Concord Tribune :
"His friends in. the eity and
county will regret to learn that
Rev. W. W. Pharr, of Mooresville,
was recently stricken with paraly
sis. While his condition is not
alarming, yot he is in a right se
rious way, being about 78 years
A year or more ago Dr. Pharr
as fr a long time critically ill
and was not expected to recover.
He got well, however, but was nev
er strong afterwards.
The Mooresville Enterprise aays
the stroke was slight and affected
the right side of Dr. Pharr's face
and his tongue. He has since im
proved and is able to be up.-
A spring tonic that makes rich,
red blood. Brings strength,
health and happiness to the whole
family. ' Nothing equals 'Hbrlis
ter's Rocky Mountain Tea as a
Spring regulator. 35 cents. Cor
nelison and Cook.
STATESYILLE AND IREOELL COUN rY.
Boiler Explosion Attended by Fatal Results,
ifedefiwui Have New JaH.
StatesTllle Landmark. If arch l-4th.
Messrs. M. A. Plyler and James
Eudy, of Cleveland, who were An
Billingsley hospital for treatment
have about regained their usual
strength and have returned to
Hheir homes. Mr. Eudywas in a
very critical condition for a time.
Some of the young fellows who
carry slingshots and try to kill all
the birds in town seem to have for
gotten that shooting slingshots in
town is a violation of a city ordi
nance. Some of the property
owners ar-; kicking about the bbjs
shooting song birds on their premi
ses. The boiler at Andrew Beck's
saw mill, five miles south-of Thorn
asvill, exploded early yesterday
morning. Bertie Beck, son of the
owner of the mill, was instantly
killed. Andrew Beck and his
brother, Hilley, were badly injur
ed. The former may not recover.
Other persona about th. mill were
knocked down and more or less
The connty commissioners were
in session yesterday and held a
session last night to consider plans
for the new jail. A contract was
made with Wheeler, Galliher &
Sterne, architects, to prepare the
plans and specifications for the
jail. The building vll cost about
$26,000 and the contract will be
let as soon as the plans and speci
fications are ready .
' Rey. J. B. Branch left yester
day for Columbia, S. C, where he
will fill temporarily the chair of
one of the professors in the Colum
bia Theological Seminary. The
professor is a way with a sick son
Mr.-3ranch will.Treturn the latter
part'.of the week aSdfiilhis
an church Sunday.
R. 0. Miller has given up his
position as bookeeper in the First
National Bank and will leave to
day for Oaklahoma City and other
points in Oaklahoma with a view
to going into business at some
point in that State. His friends
wish him success in whatever busi
ness he takes up. Mr. Miller's
successor at the bank has not been
While; cutting timber in the
woods near his home in the Snow
Creek community, Friday, Hous
ton Webber, son of Mose Webber,
was seriously injured. In some
manner Mr. Webber's leg was
caught under a heavy saw log and
the bone was broken. Other lum
bermen who were with him took
him to his h me and his injury,
which is very painful, was dressed
by a physician. . Ho is getting a-
long as well as could be expected
Deputy Sheriff Ward was noti
fied Tuesday that Early Sbarpe, a
young white man of the Jennings
mill community, had been arrest
ed and given a hearing Tuesday
morning before a north Iredell
magistrate on a charge of shoot
ing into a dwelling in that section
Monday night, but had escaped
from the constable who took
charge of him after the trial. It
was thought that Sharpe might
flee to Statesville but asyet he
has not been apprehended.
Frauk P. Lewis, who has for
somn years held a position in the
Brooklyn Navy Yard, has been
promoted. His Statesville friendB
will be interested iu the following
item from the New York Sun of
recent date :
"By direction of the command
ant, Master Electrician Frank P.
Lewis, formerly of the construe-
tion.cepartm nt has been put in
charge of all power plans and
electrical apparatus in the navy
yard. This is a decided promo
tion for'Mr. Lewis andis in recog
nition of his able services for many
years to the government."
A family consisting, of a man
and his wife and several children
arrived in Statesville Wednesday
morning on the train .from Tay
lorsville and left on No. 86 for a
point in Viginia. While sitting
in the waiting rcom of the States-
UQCKSYILLE AND OAYIE. COUNTY.
Mad Dog KjJJed. The Will Eaifs. Case.
Badly Cot flth an Aie.
Mocksville Courier, March March 4th.
Mrs - R. S . Grant, of Salisbury,
who has been visiting her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Allen near
town, returned home Monday
Yesterday morning while Messrs.
Marion Richardson and Jesse Hen-
drix were trimming brush at
Richardson's home he was right
badly cut in the head. It seems ;
that Mr. Hendrix was using the
axe while Mr. Richardson was pil
ing the brush. In making a lick
the axe glanced and flew out of
Hendrix's hand, striking Richard
son on the headjas above stated.
The wound is not considered seri
A supposed mad dog that was
first heard from just above Clarks-
ville last Friday played havoc
with the dogs along the route be
tween here and there. He bit one
or more dogs at Mrs . Davis', Billy
Ferebde's, Hal Langston's, B. W.
Rollins', and came on to town and
bit several dogs here in town.
Most of the bitten dogs have been
killed and the mad dog was killed
at the overhead railroad bridge a-
bout a mile and a half south of
George. Denny, of Baltimore,
Md., and sister, were the guests
of their sister, Mrs. W. A. Griffin,
near town, the first of the week,
returning to their respective'
homes Tuesday evening. Mrs.
Griffin accompanied Mrs. Ander
son and will remain with her a few
The case ot Will Eanes vs. the
Southern Railway Co., for alleged
injures reseived while loadipgH m-
months ago, caused by a calr beingf
shoved against the one in which he
was working and knocking himr-
down, was tried in Superior Court
at Lexington yisterday, consum
ing the whole day and going to
the jury late in the afternoon. Dr.
Rodwell and the other witnesses
from this county, of whom there
were about twenty, returned home
this morning. A verdict will be
A merciless murderer is Ap
pendicitis with many victims.
But Dr. King's New Life Pills kill
it by prevention. Th6y gently
stimulate stomach, liver and
bowels, preventing that clogging
that invites appendicitis, curing
Constipation, Bilhousness, Chills,
Malaria, Headache and Indiges
tion. 25c at all Druggists.
villa station the -woman, who is
apparantly about 35 or 40 years
old, remarked to another passen
ger that she lived some distance
from Taylorsville and that the
train on which she rode tp States
ville from Taylorsville was the
first she had ever seen. It is as
sumed that it was also the first
the children had ever seen.
Wednesday morning about 8
o'clock flames were discovered un
derneath a corner of a house on
the W. N. Gibson place, in Con
cord township, occupied by Mr.
Vauce Baker. The flames were
discovered by Mrs. Baker, who
was. at home alone with a small
chfld, before they had made any
headway and neighbors who were
attracted by Mrs Braker's screams
extinguished the flames. 1 It was
found that the fire bad started in
a kjile of chips and rich pine which
had. been placed under the house
and saturated with oil, and Dep
uty Sheriff Ward 'was notified of
the affair. Mr. Ward is informed
that a negro who passedthe house
a short time before the fire was
discovered saw a man placing the
kindling wood under the house.
The officer is very anxious to see
or learn the name of the' person
who saw the man arranging the
fire. He will greatly appreciate
any information regarding the