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A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People. and for;,Honesty,;in Gdvernmental Affairs.
vol. v. Nori5;
Salisbury, N. 0., Tuesday, March 30thI9Q9.
Wm, H. Stewart, Editor.
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THE WATCHMAN'S HOKOR ROLL.
List ef Naaes of tHe County's Good Peo
plt flio bats Recently Subscribed.
,s,Thet fpliowing list of names cod
sistios of many of this and ad
joining ' counties best citizens
have recently either subscribed or
re-newed their subscription to The
Watchman", and many of whom
have also taken The Rowan Rec
obi. onr rew Daoer. 'To say that
their support is appreciated is to
mindlv state a .fact which, we
honp. thev are already aware of.
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The reading maa is always the in
formed man, and generally
leader in his neighborhood. It
not claimed that theBe good peo
ple agree with every article that
apppears in The Watchman, for
this is impossible. The paper
that always suitB everybody has
never been published, and we be
lieve, never will. But we do claim
that they are -above the average
Lit -llectually and are broadmind
ed enough not to expect every ar
ticle in the paper to please them
at all times; further they have
that high appreciation of others'
viewB that we all should accord
one to another. It is rare , there
fore, that the little narrow mind
ed fellow comes in and has The
Watchman stopped because ithe
editor's views aie not always an
expression of rhis own. As the
world advances these little cotton
shirt asses grow less lifce the bdow
that meltsin the warm and friend
ly rays of the morning sun,
Our honor roll follows :
C J bhive Eli Goodman J H
PeelerE W Benson Mrs J A Har
rison MisB J L Freeman Wesley
Earnhardt-J F Elliott D C Kes
ter HL Lewis S J Rink JJStar
rette A L Kluttz FNMcLaugh
lin H A Wyatt R F Miller
Chas L Bringle D R Glover Miss'
Eliza Sittleton LRLisk Luther
Parker Solomon Lowder Chas
Wilea McLee Gordon Mrs M C
Carter C H Harris R F Crook
J. L Basinger E J Canap Dr J F.
Bunn C A Brown J A Lyerly
G M Troutman E H Miller Jees
Beaver Mrs L W Lingle D V J
Peeler J M Yost C V McCombs
Crowoll Bostian Mrs M E Shap
ing W H Smith R L Bame G
MBarringer John Lowery F D
Holmes James Kluttz W H
Grubb "L A Fesperman H S
Barger W C Lipe R F Fleming
H S Trott M A Lemley " W A
Shaping Smith Cauble Mrs Dr.
C B McNairy J C Trexler R F
Rabon $Irs M E Kepley F M
Patriah Miss Duck Shive J C
Trexler John Y Hedrick D C
Trexler James E Dry R C Elien
Albert Brooks E S Parks M E
Foard B F Weant A M Cruse
C M Beaver L J Kluttz R E
Burton B R Barrier G L Fisher
A L Lyerly Charlie C Holshouser
Sam Hailtqn R F . Hamilton
Margaret Trexler W H Redwine
P M Philips Mrs M L Holshouser
J Gilberl Isenhour Z M Hill W
C Poole T A Earnhardt A M
Corl N Lufty John C Morgan
James R Hill Adolphus Holsh
ouser WC Hoffman ML Carter
GWHill Albert T Eagle Miss
Earmie Shaver C E Taylor JN
Wise W MSofley J H Gobble
J F Elliott -. John A Lingle P T
Bangle Miss Emma Sloop Jno
S Watson A 0 Grubb Rev, P.
W. Tucker Ry Cress P A Kluttz
J C GoodmaD H W Felker Alison
Overcash John Eagle W 0 Lip-
pard D F Cook W B Mowery
W D Kester J W Parks H J
Kester N C Eeagle W D Pethel
C E Watson Jas H McKenzie
Jas W Freeman William L Over
cash W M Tayler S D Miller
Jacob A Morgan J Love Morgan
D C Arey Dr J A Allen C Wal
ter Surratt C A Stoner J A Hill
JM Eagle. H Page B A Earn
hardt HAM Barringer C A
Miller Jno A Misenheimer Geo
L Brown Jas A Miller Charlie
Miller M L Wvatt John Hoff
ner Martin Moore John R Hill
Chas W Arey John C Suuggs
Charlie Morgan Charlie Gordon
i Eogene Reid W G Burton W C
Dicks FrankMiller Julius Earn
hardt J F Wilhelm H J& J E
Shuping W M Safloy Kesler
Bona Hardware Co J M Hoffner
jL L Hoffner Mrs Bettie Barger
LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
in Syrian Style. Newspape
Reader Don't Like Road Talk.
Lexington Dispatch. March 24th.
An irate subscriber writes : "if
You don't stOD Duttibe so much
stuf in yore paper about rodes
will quit taking the Despach
am agin roads tax a -d Bonds,
the rodes is good enough for enny
body. You can stop my paper
now if You aim to keep on talk
ing about rodes.' ' Farewell, dear
brother. May you mire up some
where so fast that it will take a
"blook and tide" to pull you
While aiding in the arrange
ments for the funeral jof Esquire
James Smith Monday morn
ing, Miss Eliza Hillyard lost her
ooting and fell backwards, her
head striking a pew, at the Bap
tist charcb. At first ii was fear
ed she was badly hurt,! but while
painful, her experience very for
tunately resulted in nothing ser
ious. Philip Sowers, of Rowan has
generously consented to donate
he site of the Daniel Boone cabin
on the banks of the Yadkin to the
association formed fot the pre
petuation of the pioneers memory ;
and those interested will take ac
tive measures from riow on to
carry out the idea of reconstruct
ing the cabin and of j collecting
data and relics of Boogie . It was
a gracious act on the part or Mr.
Sowers, one that is appreciated .
Mr. Sowers is one of the largest
and owners in the state and is a
remarkable man. His thousands
of acres were purchased with
money he made himself, and he
began life with little.
:-As noted last week Sunday was
he occasion of tho baptising of an
infant of Thomas Saleeby, the Sy
rian merchant, and it proved a
jhty inter estibg eveuT to'r man
Lexington friends of the Saleebys.
Rev. A. L. Stanford, of the Meth
odist- denomination, was selected
as the officiating minister . Quite
a number of relatives from distant
cities were present, as were sever
all Lexington people. ;The child,
nude, was immersed three times
headforemost, in a tub of water,
while those surrounding the tub
held lighted candles. The Meth
odist baptismal service was car
ried out. A dinner was served a
la Syria and the strauge dishes
were enjoyed by the! Americau
guests. Ihe name Saleeby is said
to mean "The Sign of the Cross,"
and the family numbers about
7,000 people, some huudreds of
whom are in the United States,
and when an occasion like this ar
rives, they gather from all parts
of the country.
Franklin Morgan Mrs C M Sum
ner A J Wineccff J H Mingus
A B Clemence Mrs D F Harris
G C Moss L O Ritchie E C
Stokes Earnest Ritchie R L
Austin M C Morgan , Fillimore
Stokes Miss Nola Kirk M A
Troutman R L Frick D A Goaty
C G Sechler A D Sechler , C M
Lyerly Mrs M S Yost Private
Ie Private Case Walter New
man E D McGee R A Raney
M L Smith Mtb Nancy L Earn
hardt Salisbury Hdw l& Fur Co
J N Cress Whitehead Kluttz
WT Workman C M Linn T E
Webb Ira B Trexler L C Trex
ler M A Deal H L Goodman
T A Walton W H Moulden,
James Whitley, Richfield; Mrs
Rhoda Shaver T G Cress W A
Agner W T Barber T W Wat
kins Joe Mesimer N C File
David Wyatt Joseph A. Lyerly
Mrs E E Spry ' Henry Lagle W
VV Kimball A B Petra J A
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FOR THE FARM BOYS.
A Proposition Which May Possess Consld
erable Interest for Then.
Below will be found particulars
of a contest which has been ar
ranged by the State Board of Agri
For this contest the Board has
made an approprietion of $100 to
b9 divided into amounts for
three prizes, first, $50; second.
$30: third, $20, these amounts to
the three boys in the State grow
ing the most corn eacn on one
acre of land, under the regulations
sent out by the Department, which
"(1) The contestant must be
between 12 and 17 year? of age,
and live on the farm.
"(2) He must cultivate one
acre or corn, doing all the work
himBelf, except he may have help
in gathering the crop.
"(3) The acre may be in any
part of the field ; but preferably
"(4) The acre must be land
that would not make more than
35 bushells of corn without the
use of commercial fertilizers or
other manure. Though in this
contest commercial fertilizer, in
cluding cottonseed and cottonseed
meal, may be used up to $10.00
worth; and lot, stable manure,
wood mold, etc., without limit.
'(5) A record must be kept of
all fertilizers useS, kind and
amount, work done on the acre,
and everything of the kind. Also
of the weather, rains, droughts,
etc., and the condition of the soil
when the crop is worked, the time
of planting, cultivation, etc.
"(6) The land must be meas
ured, the crop gathered and
weighed or measured in the pres
ence of such witnesses as the De
partment of Agriculture or its
agent may select.
'(7) The crop must be gathered
and thejreport. sent into jmy.oflBce
before -.November 15, 1909. s
"(8) The Superintendent of
Public Instruction in your county
will cc-operate with me in these
boys' corn club contests, and will
be the representative of the De
partment of Agriculture, and as
Buch, will appoint committees,
give further information, etc."
A Sad Affair.
An Atchison man has lam in an
uncoD scions state ever since 10
o'clock last night. Everything
has been done to aronse him to
day, but all efforts are unvailing.
His friends are greatly alarmed ;
they fear he may never regain con
sciousness. It seemed that yes
terday evening right after dinner
the man picked up his hat, put
on hisovercoat, and, although his
wife was sitting right in the room,
she did not say, 'Where are you
going?" He walked out of the
hotte. At 10 o'clock in the even
ing the man returned . He walked
into the room where his wife sat
and took off his hat and overcoat.
She smiled at him pleasantly and
did not say, "Where h
been?" The man fell uvc
to the floor. Atchison,
Meeting to Consider Railroad.
A meeting of citizens was held
at the court house, in Salisbury,
Tuesday night to consider the pro
posed extension of the Southbound
Railroad to Salisbury. W. F.
Snider was chosen chairman of
the metting and C. C. Adams,
secretary. There was some dis
cussion of what the result would
be if the road was extended to
Salisbury, what good would accrue
to the city, and what the people
of Salisbury should do in order tp
secure the road. It was decided
to hold a mas meeting at an early
date. A committee consisting of
L Ed. Heilig, T. B. Brown, C. L.
Welch, M. C. Quinn, T. H. Van
derford, Sr, and I. Littman, was
appointed to arrange for the mass
Don't wait until your blood is
impoverished and you are sick and
ailing, but take Hollister's Rocky
Mountain Tea now. It will posi
tively drive out all winter impuri
ties. 35 centsjyTea or Tablets.
Cornelison and 5ook.
STATESYILLE ANO IREDELL COUNtf.:
Son Killed in far South
More Efforts; tor
a new Passenger
Stateaville Landmark. March 23-26.
Mrs. Elizabeth Sherrill,lwiffof
J. H. Sherrill, died Friday night
at her home on Stockton-street
She had oeeora sufferer from rheu-
matism for three vears g jd her
condition was critical for several
days before death. The lem&ina
accompanied by a number of rel
atives and friends, were . taken to
Lincolnton Saturday morning jind
were buried there Saturday after-
noon, runeral services being con
ducted by Rev. W. R. Minter,
pastor of the Lincolton Presbyte
rian church. Mrs. Sherrill was a
member of the Presbyterian
An effort is being made to start
a movement for a new passenger
depot at Statesville. That-frew
depot is not only needed but' is &
necessity for the proper care of
the paeseneer taffic will be admit
ted by all persons conversant
with the facts. The business of
the Southern at Statesville amply
justifies the request that will be
made and the public generally is
asked to aid in the effort to bring
the railroad people to a proper
view of the matter.
East-bound train No. 74, the
unlucky frieght train which hag
met with a number of accidents
recently, was wrecked again yes
terday morning at 6:15 o'clock at
point about a mile west of Old
Fort. This time ten loaded box
cars lert the track and were nrac-
tically demolished, and a negro
brakemau, who was on the portion
of the train which left the". track
was badly injured. The track,
was so badly torn up and
the cars piled so high that traffic
was delayed all day." "the east-
bound passenger trains,.. Nos. 86
wrecks is thought , have beefa -l
caused bjrth&i)nr8ting of a wheel
of one of the heavy loaded cars.
Conductor Henry Tomlin and En
gineer Robt. James were in charge
of tho train.
A number of persons interested
in the preservation ot local histo
ry met at the court house Tuesday
night to discuss the matter of or-
ganizing the Iredell Historical
Society. Dr. P. F. Langenour
was made chairman of the meet
ing. and Capt. P. C. Carlton acted
as secretary. After some dicussion
it was decided to defer the formal
organization of the society until
next Tuesday night, when another
meeting will be held at the home
of Capt Carlton, and when it is
hoped that all persons interested
in such society will be persent .
Mrs. M. R Adams, Capt. Carlton
and Dr. Langenour were named aB
a committee to draft by-laws, etc.,
for the society, to be submitted at
the meeting next Tuesday evening
The county, by contract, has
graded a road from Mooresville
three miles in the direction of the
Catawba river and has let a con
tract for the macadam work. A
citizen of the vicinity says that
personB interested have continued
the grading toward the river; that
about two miles have been graded
and one and a half to two miles
additional will be finished, whioh
will complete the grading to the
river. White the county has let
the contract for only three miles
of macadam, the people along the
road have yoluntarialy put up the
money to have the road graded,
hoping the macadam will be ex
tended to the river.
Mrs. Naucy Fleming, of
Statesville received a letter yes
terday giving her the first infor
mation of the accidental killing
of her son, Joseph Fleming, which
occurred at Natalby, a., on the
8th uf Fe'iruary. The letter was
from Mr. Fleming's wife. Mr.
Fleming was employed by a rail
way bridge construction force and
while at work on the date named
some heavy timber fell on him
and crushed him. He was removed
to a hospital but died the same
The Watchman $1.00 per year
ALBEttAHLt-AND STANLY COUNTY;
Some Criticisms of the Courts. Improie
.mints on Eleetnc Line.
Stanly Enterprise, March. 25th.
W.r RusseH, who
route No. 1
y lion JJUUU'Jli 1b
new Irish Dotatoes.
He sent us a liberal offering from
the first lot, some of which are
the size -of hen eggs.
LeviH, Hatley, who was foie
man of the carpenter force in the
Southern car shops at Spencer, is
superintending the repair work on
the Jethro Almond car on tile side
track here. The car when built will
look like new, andv Mr. Hatley
goes at it like one who knows how.
Mrs. Albert R. Kirk is in an
extremely critical condition, and
her death at any moment would
come as no surprise . she has cad
a form of trouble resembling pa-
ralysiBgaud for a number of days
has lost complete use of parts of
her body., The utmost solicitation
is being shown by friands, and
everything possible is being done
by the physicians and family to
keep life and body intact.
The right of way for tha South
ern Power Company's line between
Monroe and Albemarle has been
surveyed and the timbers cleared
out. Work between Albemarle
and Salisbury is actively going on,
and it begins to look as if the
companjLwill be ready for furn
ishing lights and power.
One of the lawyers who has
spent many years at pre ct ice be-
ore the Stanly court bar, re
marked during the last term of
court that courts in Stanlyare
getting to a bad point, that poli-
icB is figuring in . the trial of cases.
Jurors are chosen because of
their politics, ' and , witnesses are
put up for the political prejudice
that may be Drought about by
playing upon the minds of the
courts indeed arc getting to an ut-
y pass, and the administration jbf
ustice is a matter of farce. It is
the lowest aim of any party, law
yers of officials to play with our
courts of justice in such a way as
this, and if there is a tendency in
this direction it needs to be stop
ped at once .
The contract for the steel build-
.11 TT 1
ing, to ne erecuea Dy uiay
Grubb, at the corner of Maiu - and
Innes streets in Salisbury, has
been awarded aud work will be-
ffin next wees, ine work nas
i mi i i
been awarded to contractor C. R.
Propst, while the steel work will
be sub-let to a Philadelphia firm.
B. J. Farrar, Jr., of Richmond,
will be on hand as engineer. It
stated that the new building
will be eight stories high aud fire
proof. It will certainly be
handsome structure and will be
an ornament to the two streets
It is stated that already a num
ber of offers have been made for
space in the building.
It Saved His Leg.
- "All thought I'd lose my leg,"
writes J. A. Swenson, Watertown,
Wis. "Ten years of eczema, that
15 doctors could not cure, had at
last laid me up. Then Bucklen's
Arnica Salve cured it sound and
well." Infallible tor Skin Erup
tions, Eczema, Salt Rheum, Boils,
Fever SoreB, Burns, Scalds, Cuts
and Piles. 25o at all Druggists.
Noted Educator Here.
Ex-prtsident Charles W. Eliott
for ovr fortv vears president of
Harvard College, and but recently
resigned, was in the city a short
while last Tuesday, on his way to
Chapel Hill. Mr. Eliott is prob
ably the foremost maa ot the na
tion, in the educated field, and in
spite of his 74 years, he is in bet
ter physical condition than most
men are at 60.
be dubbed a handsome
And win a hadsome Knight,
The secret here I do impart.
Take Hollister's Rocky Mountain
Tea at night. Cornelison and
SEED CORN DAY.
Some Experts Will be Here to Make Talks
on Selecoing Seed and Planting Corn.
To The Watchman : The corn
crop is one of the most important
m this section of the state. Aside
from good methods of preparation,
cultivation, fertilization, etc., the
kind of seed planted plays quite a
large part in the question of
In of der to assist farmers in get
ting good seed to plant, the Farm
ers' Co-operative Demonstration
Work will have a Seed Corn Day
at Salisbury" Fair Grounds on
April 7th, 1909. A corn breading
expert and several practical corn
growers will be present to help se
lect seed corn and make talks up
on corn growing. They will be
on the grounds from 10 a. m. till
4 p. m. The talks will probably
occur from 1 to 2 p. m. Please
come and bring with you from
thirty to fifty of the best ears of
your seed corn and have enough
selected to plant a seed patch of
one acre, in the tall we will go
in the seed patch with you and
help yen make a careful field se
lection. We will then talk about
preserving from weevils, storing
and keeping your corn perfectly
sound through the winter. Next
spring we will start the same oper
ation again and hope by this
means to have some excellent seed
corn on a large number of farms
in this county.
We hope you will show your in
terest in this, forward movement
by coming out, bring your coys,
and mviting' your neighbors to
come. Remember the date, the
-place, and come early.
- J. S. Haix. local agent.
A New Phone Una and its Connections.
A new f aimers' telephone line
having eight subscribers has re-
cently 'been:, cgiuktotedj. w ith,th
Salisbury exchange of , the'South
ern Bell Telephone ;& Telegraph
Co . The line is owned and oper
ated by the Craven Telephone Co,,
of Craven, and extends as far as
Craven on the Bringle's Ferry
road, furnishing service to the
follow:ng well known people:
A. M. Eller, store ;R. A. Eller,
residence; D. F. Agner, residence;
H. C. Agner, residence; B. C.
Cauble, residence; H. R. Kesbr,
residence ; L. A. Kesler, residence;
P. M. Barringer, residence
The subscribers on the line are
ir in constant telephonic com
munication with each other and
through the - Southern Bell ex
change with telephone users in
Salisbury and Spencer.
The construction of this line
and its connection with the tele
phone exchange here is another
step in the progress of tele
phone development which is be
ing made by the residents in
the rural sections of Rowan coun
ty. Under the plan of the
Southern Bell company farm
ers and other rural dwellers are
enabled to secure telephone ser
vice on an economical basis. As
a result, farmers in all sections of
the state are installing telephones
in their homes.
We Need More Like Him.
Judge Wright, of the Federal
court, has decided to refuse natur-1
alizatioa papers to William
Stongv of Westerville, a member
of " the. United Mine Workers of
When asked "if it came to the
point that the union and the laws
of the United States differed,
which should you follow?" Strong
answered, 'The union, of course."
Judge Wright said: "l can
never grant the right of citizen
ship in the United States to any
man who follows the dictates of
his trade union rather that the
laws of our land." Danville, 111,,
A spring tonio that makes rich,
red blood. Brings strength,
health and happiness to the whole
family. Nothing equals Hollis
ter's Rocky Mountain Tea as a
: Spring regulator. 6t cents. yor-
jneUson and Cook.
CONCORD AND CABARftliS tOUNTY,
Arrested od Charge of Attempt df Ineendf
Concord Times, mar. 25th.
Ernest Barrier, of Mt. Pleasant,
died at his home, last Saturday,
after a long illness of the great
enemy to the human raca, con
sumption. His wife survives him.
He was a son of A. C. Barrier and
a splendid man in every respect.
The funeral was preached Sunday
in thfo Lutheran church were a
large concourse being present to
pay their last tribute of respect to
tbeir friend or relative. Rev. J. .
Miller, the pastor, officiated.
Levi Shoe, of No. 8 township,
died last Sunday after an illness
of two years, aeed f2 vears. He
eaves his wife and six children.
The burial took place at St. John's
Mrs. Mollie Bost died on Tues
day of last week at her home in
Fate, .Texas. She was a sister jof
Mrs. W.. H. Fisher and Miss Kate
Shimpock, of Mt. Pleasant, and
eft Mt. Pleasant 23 years ago.
She was 54 years of age.
Yesterday Samuel Rogers, who
ives on J. P. Allison's place, two
miles west of town, waB arrested
charged with an attempt to set
fire to the house of Frank Smith,
who lives just beyond the Gibson
mill. Last Saturday night about
8 o'clock Mr. Smith discovered a
heap of leaves under the corner of
his house, and saw a man running
away from it. He says he is con
fident that the man was Rogers.
On examination he found the leaves
had been saturated with kerosene
oil. It will be remembered that
Smith's barn and contents were
burned some time ago. Rogers is
about 32 years of age, and is mar
ried. So far as is known, he and
Smith are on good terms. They
were former partners in a beef
market. The trial of Rogers will
take.place to-m6rrow. He is now
out on $300 bail.
W. T. Wall, of Concord, and
Miss Katie F. Barringer, of Mt .
Pleasant, were married last even
ing at 6 o'clock at the home of the
bride's father, Rev. Paul Bar
ringer, in the latter place. , . ine
ceremony was performed by Rev,
E. Garver Williams, D. D., pas
tor of the Reformed church. No
cards had been issued, and the
wedding was a quiet home affair.
Rev. J. W. Simpson was in
stalled as pastor of the Associate
Reformed Presbyterian church
here last Monday night. Rev. J.
A Smith, of Charlotte, charged
the pastor, and Rav. R, L. Pat
rick, of Back Creek, the people.
It was" a most interesting service.
and took place in the new church.
Dr. Paul W. Troutman, a young
dentiet of the Troutman commu
nity, who was ill with typhoid
fever a long time, has regained
his usual strength and will locate
at Mooresville for the pratice of
his profession, He'was in Moores-
vile last week and rented a room
which he wiir fit up for a dental
'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 mucous lining cf the
Eustachian Tube. When this tube
is inflamed you have a rumbling
sound or imperfect, hearing, .and
when it is entirely closed, Deaf
ness is the result, and unless th'
inflammation can be takeaoutand
this tube,-restored to its norma)
condition, hearing will be de
stroyed forever; nine cases but of
ten are caused, by Catarrh, which
is nothing but an inflamed con
dition of the mucous surfaces. V
We will give One Hundred DoN
lars for any case of Deafnesa
(caused by catarrh) that eannot
be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure
Send for circulars free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, Ck
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for
constipation, i "
j , The Watchman, $1.00 the year-