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VOL. V. NO. 25.
Salisbury, N. C, Tuesday, June 8THff 1909.
wm, h. Stewart, Editor.
The above is a half-tone engraving of the beautiful monnmeut
an Confederate fldiers nd,unvejled
and North Church-streets and facs
the Confederacy who worked in season and out of season during the past
ment of their purpose. 1 hey selected and purchased the I eautiful group which surrounds the granite
pedestal. The original coutract for the group was for $10,000, but this amount was later considerably
redueod. The old soldiers and numerous citizens raised the funds, $15000 for the purchase and erec
tion of the granite base. This being
cise and the programme prey ared,
The inscriptions cn the four
Northeast side: They Gave
flitrnfev in Obfidier.ee to the Teachings
Union of these States. x
Southwest side: Soldiers of
tory will recall Your Daring Valor,
Glory of our Land.
Northwest side: Deo Vindice.
Southeast side : In Memory
Self-sacrifice and undying devotion
(The handsome engraving herewith was ordered in ample time
ing, but owing to a mistake on the
planation and additional matter on
6FN. YOUNG'S AD RESS.
Some Facts and Figures Worth Preserving
in Regard to the Confederacy..
With this issue of The Watch
man we re's produce the remarks
of. Gen. Bennett H. Young, of
Kentucky, on the occasion of the
unveiling of the Confederate mon
ument here, Monday, May 10th.
They wre as follows:
Comrades and Ladies and Gentle
It was kind and generous of you
North Carolinians to ask me, a
Kentuckiau, to come, and help
you dedicate this beautiful me
morial to your precious dead sa
cred to that sublime cause, for
which the South made immeasur
able tribute in the dirk days of
A State which can say of its
s.ldiers: they were1 first at Bethel,
farthest at Gettysburg and strong
est and last at Appomattox, has a
crown of glory which satisfies
every impulse of chivalry and wnl
ever be radiant on the pages of
It required 20 years to truly
give this State its just and proper
place in the splendid galaxy of
heroic sacrifice daring the Con
federate war and. when the facts
became fully known the story of
North Carolina's sevicp, effort and
offering filled out, one of the bright
est' pages which ever recounted
faithfully done duty.
Years will come and go, genera
tion after geaeration will march
along the appointed paths of life
And pass into the forgetfullness of
May 10th, 19. It is iitoatedt
southeast. Its erection was due to
completed the monument was made ready for, the unveiling exer
as published at the time, was successfully carried out.
sides of the pedestal, is as follows:
their lives and fortunes for Constitutional Liberty and State Sover-
of the Fathers, who framed the
the Confederacy: Fame has given
Noble Sufferings and Matchless
R. I. P.1
of Rowan s Confederate Soldiers,
to Duty and Country May Never be
part of the engraver, it was not received uutil now, hence this ex
the subject at this time.)
the gravp, wars may rage and great
battles may be fought. It may
be that in the centuries to come,
in conflicts yetuuwaged, men may
exhibit all that courage may de
mand or that loralty to truth may,
require. They may aud will catch
inspiration from the glorious ex
amples of the sons of the old
North State. They may equal
your record, but iu no race of any
age, or any clime enlisted under
cause, can men surpass the record
North Carolinians made in the
civil war. This story will ever
stand as a beacon light along the
highways of courage and as an ex
ample of heorism prove eternal ar
the stars themselves.
Those of us who passed the
years covered by the civil war liv
ed in au exceptional period of ac
tiou. Tho South had attain-d a
high place in culture, refinement,
chivalry and patriotism. In its
manhood and womanhood it stood
at the Very forefront of civiliza
tion and it was reasonable and
sure to produce the very highest
typ ot soldiers and patriots aud
when the test came its people
measured up to the noblest stand.
Have you ever considered what
that war really was?
FACTS AND FIGURES.
In the American revolution,
lasting seven years, the killed weie
only 3,400 aud the wounded 6 400.
In the war of 1812 covering a
period of three years, 1,834 soldiers
were killed and 4,800 wounded.
While nr the Mexican war of two
years' duration, accompanied by I
erected to the memory of the Row-
the intersection of West Innes J
the efforts of the Daughters of
ten years for the accomplish
Conafeitntion and Ratfthliahfid the
3 1 i. i il
you au Imperishable Crown. His
Achievements,' to the Honor and
that their Heroio Deeds, Sublime
for use on the day of the unveil
the invasion of an enemy's
country.only 1,482 men were killed
aud 3 450 wounded.
How insLnifWnfc .r f.hoBA mnr-
talities compared to those the
two armies suffered in the contest
between the United States and
the Confederate government.
In the battles of the Wilderness
aud BpOMBIvauia. COUnted DV
ira.1 a I
many as .one conflict, the Confed-
erates Kiued and wounded O.uuu
more of General Grant's army
than had been killed and wounded
in air the wars in which English
speak n people had been engaged,
on the American continent, since
its discovery in 1492
In six battles. Sharpesburg,
Seven Days, Stone River, Gettys-
burg. Chickamauga aud Wilder
ness, the Confederates killed and
wounded 81,808 Federals, four
times as many men as had been
killed in the 370 years of Ameri
can nistory, prior to 1861. These
limited figures will impress upon
you anew the vastness and fierce
ness of the strugles in which the
men'of the Confederacy engaged
xu war ihbsbu x,ou aays. more
than 2,200 battles, small and
great, were fought. More than
600.000 men went diwn to death
in this gigantic undertaking.
May I indd.Ull7 o.U ,onr
attention to another fact, whioh
stirs and quickens the Confederate
heart. Relatively there have been
mnnnm4.a ia !
Confederate -cause than to any
cause, where men have used stone
and metal to memorealize human
r iJ r"
uontmuea on page o. .
LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
Prohlbltloa Sentiment 6row!ng. Business
IraproTiag. A New Rural Route.
Lexlnrton Dispatch, May i8th.
Business ia rather (lull this week.
The farmers are a work. The
rams have thrown them behind.
WVheat is hastening to the harvest
The wet weather has almost Ruined
cotton in some places, and the crop
generally is far behind.. Some
have plowed up their, planting and
will put in other crops.
The ladies of the civic league
are to be commended for the work
they Jbaue already done, and the
citizens and officials of the town
ought to aid, them in every possi
ble way both in work and money.
The town should be cleaned up
and made more beautiful. A day
must be set aside -for cleaning up
day ; or a day for eab ward. All
otKer prcgessive tcrwns are doing
this, and , Lexington is no better
and no cleaner thauthe rebt.
Deputy Collector Davis made a
visit to Efavidson last week to see
what he could so about the
amount of- blockading going on.
It seems that the county is pretty
freofrom moonshining with the'ex
ceptiou of a "dark corner" in Sil
ver Hill township,," where a stil
was broken up in "March. Mr.
Divis is a very active official,
very conscientious and earnest,
and has viwa on the wh skey
traffic and opinions about the'sit-
uatiou now sincj prohibition has
come in. ae rays that he dues
not believe blockading has increas
ed, that this section of the state
is well in baud. People are be
coming more and more reconciled
to prohibition,- he thinks, and
there is growing a stronger public
sentiment against violations 6f
the law, a willingness on the part
of people to aid the officers. Mr.
navit syas that iwstured whiskey
should novur be sold at auction,
bat should be forthwith destroyed.
lie believes in prohibition of ship
ments into a dry state, by act of
Lexington manufacturers dur
ing the latt 14 days have received
more orders for goods .than they
u l : i j e
uaYO uuriuS auJ " Pirou OI U1B
year , auu iuu neautj ui mib ia
that this is usually put dewn as
the dullest part or the year.
Here's hopin' that the orders will
A little negro boy caught steal
ing from one of the Btores yester
day was neld until nis mamy
could come to whom the situation
was explained.. Maying neard,
she gazed in wrath upon the
youngster, seized a board about so
wlde and aout so long, and com
menced making a noise like beat
iog taubark. She hit her son on
evay part ot nis auatomy from
hiB head to hiB heels, and he
yelped keeuly when his heels were
nlfc However, he survived .
Auroral route from Lexington.
whinh wnnld ba Nn 7 ia nnnnaaA
and those desiring it are at work
trying to get it established. It
would serve a section that is now
with difficulty supplied by Nos, 1
and 2, and many of the people 'gn
to Thomasville. The route will
go out through Pilgrim then
through Holly Grove section.
into the Grimes neighborhood, to
Fair Grove, via Esq. John Bowers'.
etc , back through the Sink neigh
borhood. The new service is
needed and it is honed that it will
be secured. The route would be
26 miles in length.
A Thrilling Rescue.
row Kobert K. Lean, of Cheny,
Wash., was saved from a frightful
I : l jl ii i .1 ill
.. . . , . - . . ;. "
"ard cold, ne writes, brought
on de8Pera lung trouble that
oamea ftD exPe" "ctor Here. Ah m
i a paid iu to 910 a visit to a lung
I T 1 .-. . ... .
.. -k .
""uuul UBUeu A
I . in hnl . A l- i. V. J 1 1 1 .
, . f r. js.mgs ixew discovery,
wnicn completely cured me and
i I I 1 - - r 1 1UT . 1-V
Q0W i am a8 well a8 ever." For
Lung Trouble, Bronchitis, Coughs
ana uoias, Astnma, v croup and
w"00rrsrou . J8 BUPreme- wo
una jpi.uu. inai Dome tree,
I im ni
uaaraneeea Dy an druggists.
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
for an Editor to Please Eierr
Bofli. Fined for Selllnf Whiskey.
Ihe life of an editor is not al
roses. If he pleases one faction
he displeases the other. He is ao
cased of saying too much about
someone and too little about an
other. If he suggests a remedy
for any social evil a large part o
the. community is profuiein its
expression of disapproval.
All licenses to sell whiskey here
in ding stores expired at midnight
on the 31st of May, and no liquor
may be sold, even on prescription,
until the licenses are rewarded.
It is not known whether the coun
ty corainiesiouert at their meeting
next Mondav will grant licenses
In the Police JuBtice s court
last Tuesday the case of S. W.
Williams, proprietor of the Fet-
zer Drug Store, came up for trial.
There were three cases against
him for violatiog the prohibition
laws in selling whitkey without
a prescription from a physician,
He was represented by Messes.
W. G. Means aud T. D. Maness.
who entered a plea-of nolo conten
dere for him Justice Puryear
fined Mr, Williams $100. and th,
costs, making a total of $120. A
plea was made to have this fine
reduced, but this was not done.
Beautify your own property all
you can, then do all you can to"
beautify s rnets. Be friendly with
everybody and courteous to strau
gers Y..ur own civility will
make cpod impressions and will
be carrird away and chesiahed.
Mrs. G. W. Gray, died last
Tuesday night at her home in No.
1 townshlP fter few weeW ill-
leaves a husband and eleven chil
dren. The body was interred
Wednesday afternoon --at TRok
i Kidge graveyard, the burial ser
vices being conducted bv Rev. T.
W, Smith. '
fir . . . m
we rpgrec to note tne serious
illness of Capt. Wm. Prepst at
his home on East Deont street
His dancrht.Ar. Mra f! W Trina
Ij hijJ H p '
both of Lexington, came down to
be at his bedside.
Rain impeding Farm Work.
uaviuson, June o rne very
heavy rasn that has fallen from
time to timex throughout the day
is not at all to the farmers liking
certainly it was not desired by
thosh who are still behind in corn
corn planting. For one reason
and another much replanting of
corn and cotton has been necessa
ry this spring. Complaint is quite
general of poor stands of cotton.
;"D "uuu woa U1U
ioab uauiago iu puumug tut) buu
so that sprouting seeds were una-
i i : i i.i : i
ble to shoot out and get a Btart
before the heavy crust that conse
quencely formed Bhut them in for
good and all. All in all the crop
has not made a good or early Btart
n this section, and the excess of-
moisture, or ratner tne comeng
of Epak'Dg, not to say weshing
roins to-day will hardly improve
things through showers wovld have
been highlv beneficial to manv
farm3. . .bottom londs have not
yet ceen planted to corn in a
nomber of instances and now. there
is another delay of a week or ten
days. Special to Charloote Obser
Iu sickness, if a certain hidden
nerve goes wrong, then the organ
that this nerve controls wil I also
surely fail. It may be a stomach
nerve or it may have given strength
oiirl anrT"rvfe t.n tho HaoTt rtT K 1 H
naxra Tfc rr Shnnn that flrof
ghoop's Restorative was not made
to dose the Stomach nor to tern
I -i -.tt.l TT
norariiy SBimmate ne nearr or
method is all wrong. Dr. Shoop.
R..t.orat.ie itobs directlv to ths
I . O '
failing inside nerves. The remark
m . a m .
able success ot tnis perscription
1 demonstrates the wisdom of treat-
inr t.h actnal cause of these fail-
ing organs. And it is indeed easy
to proye. A simple five or ten
days test will surely tell. Try it
once and see 1 Sold by Cornelison
STATESYILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY.
Still Receiving Revenue on Spirits.
Booze Sale. Rowan Man Marries.
Statesville Landmark, June 4th.
The social event of the week was
the marriage of Miss May Morrf-
son and Alfred J. .Salley, whioh
took place Wednesday night at
the home of the bride's father, J.
K. Morrison, on east Broad street.
While it was a simple home affair,
there have been few prettier mar
riages in Sfeatesvilla.
The cutting of what is probably
the finest lot of grass in the coun
ty certainly there is none finer
was in progress this week on the
farm of the Henkel Live Stock
Co.. on the eastern suburbs of
Statesville. There are 18 acres in
orchard grass on the farm and the
first cutting was magnificent, the
grass growing to a hejght of three
and four feet.
Cashier Roberts, of the office of
nternal Revenue Collector Brown
reports tlie following collections
Lists $ 2,275,61
Cigars ; 29.10
Special Tax -. 779-97
A rather romantic mariiage of
ocal interest ocenred in Aiheville
ast Saturday when Miss Alice
Brown, of Monbo, Catawba county
and C. L. Plaster, of China Grove,
were quietlv united in wed-
ock. Miss Brown had been at
Hot Springs, Ark., on a visit to
her sisters living there and was
met at Asbeville by Mr. Plaster,
who ib at present in' South Caro-
ina. They wi.1 make their home
in South Carolina temporarily, ,
A crowd variously estimated at
50 or more attended the govern
ment sale of brandy and whiskey
at the Wallace herbarium on
Meeting5' street" jraeSday."So4ne
were as spectators or course;
others wanted to buy some of the
remedy for itrictly medical pur
poses : others wanted to buy be
cause they liSe. the the ardent at
all times and seasons; others
wanted to buv and didn't have
the price, while still others were
present in the hope of getting a
free drink. A small sample was
passed around but the quantity
offered for sampling permitted of
little more than a smell. The 16
gallons of brandy ana 11 gallons
of whiskey were sold in gallon
packages. The brandy brought
from $4 to $4 05 a gallon, one gal
Ion selling for $410, and experts
said it wasn't very gocd brandy,
either. The whiskey, the experts
also as erred, was soorohed and an
inferior article, but it sold readily
at $3 per gallon'and up, one gal
'on selling for $4. An old colored
man who bid on every gallon of
the brandy put up won on the
sixteenth trial, getting the last
Live Lizard in Stomach.
For months past Miss Sadie
Maynard, daughter of J. M.May-
nard, of West Hickory, Catawba
county, has complained of feeling
something alive in her stomach,.
and during this time she had been
in ill health. Treatment resulted
in no alleviation of her troubles,
and it was finally declared that
only a surgical operation would
give relief. A Dr. Gassaway, of
Lenoir, was called, however, and
after abminstering some of the
strongest germicides known, vom
iting was induced, and the young
woman threw up a live substance
on the order of a spring lizard,
but without hind legs or eyes and
very little mouth. It lived five
minutes. Later another similar
substance was throw out The
physician declares he knows noth
ing of such a case, and can only
ceuclude that the substance came
from germs swallowed in drinking
water, and then developed rapid
ly owing to catarrhal condition
of the stomach. Lexington Dis
Mothers Have you tried Hol-
lister's Rocky - Mountain Tea?
It's a great blessing to the little
ones, keeps away summer troubles.
Makes them sleep and grow. 85
cents, Tea or Tablets.-rOorneli
son & Cook.
ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
Line Completed to Stlisbury. Tfer Im
pressible Sileeby Orgtnlzes Class.
8tanly Enterprise, Jane 3rd.
Mrs. Rich Glover died Saturday
night, May 22d, at her home at
Misenheimer . She was a daughter
of the late Solomon Ritchie.
Southbound surveyors at work
making a slight change in the
railroad survey on west side of
town, due to location of new fac
tory sites on the old right of way.
Misses Annie and Alice Kizer,
of Salisbury, are visiting their sis
ter, Mrs. A. L. Patterson.
Mrs. Edgar Johnson, of Salis
bury, spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mjs. A. L. Patterson.
A. B Saleeby, that well known
Sunday school worker of Salis
bury, was down last week and or
ganized a strong Baraca class at
Ex-county commissioner Luther
H. Bost, who lives some 6 miles
west of Albemarle, is critically ill
with typhoid fever, and but little
hope is entertained for his re
The camps of the Southern Power
Company which have been station
ed in this county were removed a
few days ago. The line of steel
towers is now complete from the
home plant, by the way of Monroe
and Albemarle, to Salisbury, and
is now ready for the wires.
Important Meeting In Charlotte.
There waB a meeting in the Sel-
wyn Hotel yesterday of several
men representing large interests
to perfect the final arrangements
for the consolidation of Beveral
large granite companies around
Salisbury, N C. Since this com
pany has taken in the other con
cerns if has a capital stock of one
and a quarter million dollars with
W. A. Esson, president; W. H.
Ragland, vice president, and R. A.
Smith, of Toronto, Canada, secre
tary and treasurer.
Another pa,rt of their business
was the appointment of the Amer
ican Trust Company, of Charlotte,
as trustee for the new Esson Granite-Co.
This conoern is prepared to fur
nish an astonishing amount of
granite and last year before the
consolidation shipped 8,700 car
bads of granite.
Those in the meeting were
Messrs. A. H. Price, attorney; W.
A. Esson, W; H. Ragland, of
Salisbury; R. Home Smith, of.
Toronto, and Jesse E. Roberts, of
Chicago. - ,
The companies consolidated un
der the new Esson Granite Co. are
the Stacy Crushing Co., Dunn
Mountain Granite Co., American
Stone Co., Balfour Pink Granite
Co., and the Fairfield Granite Co, ,
of South Carolina.
Scares Some of the Judges.
Warm Springs, Ga,, June 8.
In his annual address before the
Georgia Bar Association here to
day President J. S. Merrill, of
Thomasville, drew upon his per
sonal reminiscence for illustra
tions upon whioh he based an at
tack upon the methods of certain
courts, vigorously critising judges
who allow alternations among
opposing attorneys, abuse of wit
nesses on crDS8examination, the
discarding of coats, etc., i the
court room and ohewing tobacco
and spitting there. "A judge who
allows such conduct permitting an
attorney to abuse a witness or an
other attorney puts his court in
a plane below the level of a dive,"
he said. .
Tell some deserving Rheumatic
sufferer, that there is yet one sim
ple way to certain relief. Get Dr.
5 hoop's book on Rheumatism and
a free trial test. This book' will
make it clear how Rheumatic
pains are quickly killed by Dr.
Shoop's y Rheumatic Remedy li
quid or tablets. Send no money.
The test is is free. Surprise some
disheartened sufferer by first' get
ting for him the , book from Dr.
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