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Vol. V. No. 25.
Salisbury, N. O., Tuesday, June 15th, 1909.
w, h, Stewart, Editor.
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STATESVitLE AND IREOELL COUNfY.
A Baptist Preacher Dies Suddedfy. Much
Damage by Storm.
Statesville Landmark, June 11th.
The prevailing price for cotton
on fcha local market yps'.orday was
cents the pouutf ; .wheat $1.55
bushel ; corn, $1.
. Confederate veterans recalled
hat yesterday, 10th, was the an
. niveraary of the battle of Big
Bethel, the first battle of the civil
Chief Conner, of the fire deoart
ment. wns in Ashnville this week
to make arrangements for the ac
commodation of the Statesville
firemen during the State Firemen's
Tournament there next month.
The local firemen have "hit on"-a
novel idea. They will live in the
open duri i$ their stay in the
mountain city and thus get the
fall benefit of the mountain air.
They have secured a nice large
ent and camping outfit; for the
Rev. R. D. Haymore, of Mt.
Airy, a well-known Baptist preach
er,rdied Smday afternoon at Lau
rel Spriugs, Alleghany county,
where he had gone to conduct a
protracted meeting. He was jnpt
opening the service when taken
ill. He walk 3d outside, acoouvpaD
ied by several friends. Liter Le
was assisted to a residence npar
by, where under medical attei -tion
he somewhat revived. Lnter
in the evening he became worse
aud died about unset. The re
mains were taken tc Mt. Airy
Monday for burial.
The severe rain and wiud storm
which visited Statesville and vi
cinity Tuesday night did much
damage to farm land, growing
crops, roads nnd bridges. The
downpour of rain was so heavy
that cultivated land and roads
were badly washed and .the wind
&n4 ioPelhB' jtjd couaiderable
' growing cropi . S: x
The streams of the county, es
pecially iii the northern section,
overflowed the South Yadkin riv
er and Third, Fourth and Fifth
creeks reaching the high water
marks during the night and
many bridges and much meadow
hay and bottom com were either
washed entirely away or badly
damaged. It will cost the county
thomands of dollars- to replace
the many bridges and repair the
washouts in the roads.
Suit for Malpractice.
Wadesboro, June 4. The June
term of the Superior Court wilibe
held next week, beginning Mon
day, and the, docket is lengthy.
Judge J. Crawford Biggs, of Dur
ham, will preside. This term is
devoted to civil business.
One of the most important cases
on the docket, and the one which
will probably occupy the largest
portion of the time of the court
is the case in which Mrs. Reddie
A. Kiker and her husband ask
for damages from Dr. R.
Armfield and Dr. M. Brooks for
malpractice. In her complaint
Mrs. Kiker alleges that the phy
sicians were called to see her in
August, 1907, and that because of
malplactice her child died and
she underwent great pain aud was
in danger of death. She also
charges that the physicians were
under the influuce of drugs -and
whiskey at the time. The phy
sicians who are wellknowu practi
tioners of Union county, deny the
allegations of the complaint aud
contend that they did all that,
could bedone when called in the
The cise is to be a hard-fought-battle
and the outcome will be
watched with interest.!!. H. Mc-
Lendon and E. F. Thomas appear
for Mrs Kiker and L, D. Robinson,
T. L. Caudle and John T. Ben
Det represent the defendant.
Special to Charlotte Observer.
Bill has won her pretty maid,
A Jane bride she is to be
Her peacy-cream complexion will
Because it's Rocky Mountain Tea
inlaid. Uornelison & (JooJc.
ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
Hits the Loafers a Rap. Yeterans Enjoyed
the day in Spite of the Heavy Ralos.
8tan1y Enterprise, Jane 10th.
Mrs. Amanda J., wife of Rev. F
A. Side", ot Plyler, died Tuesday
morning after a severe and linger
ing illness. The utmobt care of
family and physician was exerted
but to no avail.
We still have one or two men in
this community who stand around
on the street corners from morn
ing until night complaining about
the town, their neighbors, their
taxes and the weather. Such men
are mighty common clay aud it is
fortnnate we have so few of them.
Such men are of no use to the
town, their families or their God.
lney seem to Jive bus no one can.
see how. Like moequitos and
flies, they are not fatal but disa
greeable to have about. It is not
necessary to publish the names of
the two or three who infest this
community for you all know
Thb little son of Mr. and Mrs.
Marshal Shankle fell from a tree
the other day while gathering mul
berries and received a bad cut on
the forehead, which required the
surgeon's needle. Yourg Bruce is
now doing well.
The many friends here of Prof,
fJ. A. Scott will congratulate him
upon his election as cashier of the
new bank at Kannapohs, while at
the same time regretting that this
has made it necessary for him to
resign his position here as super
intendent of thegraded school.
Although last Thursday proved
to he jl very rainy day, the ve'er-
ans of Stanly turned out in good
ly number in a response to thb in
vitation from the local chapter of
the United Daughters of the Con
federacy. A sumptuous dinner
was served, of which there was
enough and to ..sparse for everyone
present.1' 5 Col.,.. J ohn ' S.. Hender-
on. of sans
ury, made an .excel
lent address, and the Efird band
enlivened the occasion with mu
sic. The day was much enjoyed.
Damage by High Water.
Parties in from this side or the
Thunderstuck bridge report that
Rocky River is booming to-day.
At daybreak this morning the
water was surrounding Bost's Mill,
and the lowlands had been flooded
all along the water course. This
is the third freshet or overflow of
the river thiB spring and much
damage has resulted to land by
washing and flooding. Mr. Daniel
Boger has plowed one piece of land
three times for planting, but has
not yet been able to get it under
cultivation. Concord Tribune
Fiddles to Some Purpose.
Roanoke, Va , June 9 Harry
Freeman, a white man arrested re
cently and jailed at Christians
burg for hose stealing, is being
lionized by the society folks of
that town. Freeman is a fine
musician and is daily attending
social functions accompanied by a
jail guard. On' Sundays he is
taken by a guard to a fashionable
church here he plays the violin in
the choir. Freeman hails from
Asheville, rf. C. His trial is set
for next month. Special to Char
Strike" Didn't Faze Hlnr.
WinstonSalem, June 8 All
employes of tlre-Mt. Airy & East
ern Railway, a mountain line,, op
erating between . Mt, Airy and
Danube, Va , a distance of 19
miles, went out on a strike to-day,
That is, all of them struck except
S. A. White, the superintendent
of the line, who donned an engi
neer's jumper, took hold of the
throttle and ran the regular train
from Mcunt Airy to Danube and
The striking trainmen claim
that the management of the road,
which has been in the bads of a
receiver sinqe 1905, has failed to
pay them their salaries for a long
SEN r UP FOR SEVEN YEARS.
Reckless Chauffeur Receives Punishment
for Killing a boy.
William Darragh, the first au
tomobile speeder to be tried for
murder, who was convicted of
manslaughter, iu the first degree,
was senteuced to not less than' 7,
and .not more than 20 years in
prison-by Judge Mulqueen, who
hinted that the next such offender
might face capital punishment.
"I am convinced." said the
court, in passing sentence, "that
if you had beeu a rich man or a
dissolute man the verdict would
have been murder. The legal
proof of murder was overwhelm
ing; but not even the mdst svmnaiii&
thetic jurror could acquit you of
'A difficult situation confronts
us today. J he automobile has
oome to stay. Properly used it is a
source of healthful recreation. It
is an important factor in business,
affords remunerative employment
to many. But it is clear that its
use is fraught with the gravest
danger to the people. Therefore,
all drivers and owners of these
machines must be extremely care
ful. Recklessness and negligence
will subject them to severe pen
alties. They must not seek their
own pleasure or convenience at
the risk of the public. It is the
paramount duty of the State to
protect the lives of jur people.
"One of my colleagues, Judge
Swan, bt recently gave warning
to the recklesB-drivers of automo
biles. The district attorney has
been diligent, and the jurors have
done their part, so that it is now
incumbent on the court to repeat
the warning and to impose a sen
tence that will drive the lesson
home to all. The next mau that
comes to the bar of this court
charged with this offence may pay
the penalty withjiis life."
Darragh. who drove the machine
of Chai'es E. Force, was on his
way along Morniugside avenue on
the evening of March 27, -going at
40 miles an h ur, when he reached
One Hundred aud Eighteenth
street. There Ingvaard Trimble,
aged 13, and several small boys
were playing. The machine caught
Trimble and he was lifted to the
mudguard. Mortally injured, he
was carried a block, till the body
slipped off into the street, and
Darragh raced on. He fled from
the city and was caught in Port
Arthur, Texas. New York dis
patch. After the "Blind Tigers."
Wilmington, June 10. Record
er Furlong yesterday struck terror
to the "blind, tiger" coutigent by
sentencing Hartefield Crandali, a
young white man of unsavory rep
utation, to 18 months on the
pads for liquor selling and gave
two negro sellers 12 months on the
same charge. Special to Charlotte
TURKISH LADY: "0 ALLAH, MflSt I GET
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Shaft Severs his Aim. 1
Ellenboro, N. C , June 10. A
horrible accident occufd, yester
day afternoon at Ellenoro when
Will Martain, a lad of 16 years,
caught his arm in a shift and had
it severed from his body.
Young Martain was empjoj ed in
a wood shop where rogh lumber
is dressed and in some, way his
arm was caught in a shaft, Hie
arm was wrapped around the mov
ing shaft and completly pulled
from his body. All -the boy's
clothing was torn from, his body,
except one shoe and 4he femuer
bone in his left leg wa? completely
fractured. i .
i The Bcyairtal)i&e' Ruth-
and ithere his arm !, was aputated
at the shoulder. He is not expect
ed by the doctors to live.
The man who sent out this dis
patch ought to have sense enough
to know it is unnecessary to am
putate an arm that has been
'completely pulled from his
body." Ed. Watchman.
How to Live Long.
A Paris contemporary has beeu
instructing its readers how to live
to a good age, drawing its conclu
sions from the lives and writings
of distinguished men,
Michael Eugene Chevreul, the
celebrated French chemist, who
lived 108 yeais, was always very
frugal in regard to his diet and
considered a happy disposition 'to
be an important factor contribut
ing to his long life,
Victor Hugo had a tablet on the
wall of hia hquse with the follow
ing: ' Rising at 6, dining at 10,
supping at 6, retiring at 10 make
the Ufo of a man tentimes ten."
The secret of Moltke's health lay
in his great moderation in all
Sir Benjamin Ward Richirdsoh
declared that those who wished to
reach a century must neither
smoke nor drink. They should
eat sparingly of meat, work as lit
tle as possible by artificial light,
trouble themselves little about
making a fortune and never allow
ambition to rule theit-lives, Lou
don Globe. 1
In sickness, if a certain hidden
nerve goes wrong, then the organ
that thir nerve controls will also
surely fail. It may be a stomach
nerve or it may have given strength
and support to the Heart or Kid
neys. It was Dr. Shoop that first
pointed to this vital truth. 'Dr.
"rShoop'B Restorative was not made!
to dose the stomacn nor to tern
norarily stimulate the Heart or
Kidneys. That old-fashioned
method is all wrong. Dr. Shoop's
Restorative goes directly to these
failing inside nerves. The remark
able success of this perscription
demonstrates the wisdom of treat
ing the actual cause of these fail
ing organs. And it is indeed easy
td prove. A simple five " or ten
days test will surely tell. Try it
once and see 1 Sold by Cornehson
Spring chickens are still too ex
pensive to taste good to the fellow
who has to buy them.
Miss Viola Rattz is visiting her
brother, W. F. Rattz, in Salis
bury. Miss -Meek Neely, of Salisbury,
is visiting her aunt, Mrs. V. M.
Among other things placed in
the corner stone of the new court
house was a list .of the different
county officers since the establish
ment of the county in 1836.
The gentleman of Randleman
who is trying to interest our peo
ple iu Ibuidingja cotton mill in
Mdcksville was to have 'been here
last w(j)c but was detained at
home account of a sick chiid,' and
has not gotten here yet but may
c..me in the latter cart of the
Farmers in town yesterday re
port that the rain of Tuesday even
ing caused much damage to clover
that bad been cut in the past few
days and was yet in the fields, and
that farmers are becoming dis
couraged on account of being so
far behind with theii work, caused
by so much rain.
There are several hundred far
mers in Randolph county who
have grown good crops of barley
this year . For several years far
mers in Trinity, New Markefc and
other points of the county, have
gown barley. It ripens the first
of May and much of it is now
threshed. There is not only,, a
good yield of it but it furnishes
early food for stock and hogs,
and farmers who grow all
their feed can use this to fe&d their
stock or put on the market early.
The heavy rains last Thnrsday
and Thursday night did consider
able damage throughout the
county. The rainfall was about
three and a half inches. Streams
were swollen and great damage
was done to small grain on bot
tom lands After the big fresh
ets last August destroyed the corn
on low lands a great many fields
of low laying lands were seeded in
oats.' The oats on these creek
bottoms were fine and the rains of
last week practically ruined them.
Toll some deserving Rheumatic
sufferer, that there is et one sim
ple way to certain relief. Get Dr.
Shoop'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 Rheumatio Remedy li
quid or tablets. Send no'money.
The test is is free. Surprise some
disheartened srifferer by first get
ting for him the book from Dr.
Shoop, Racine, Wis. Cornelison
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
Mr. Ross.to Marry. Negro Shoots White
Concord Times, June lOtlj.
N. H'. Darton, geologist of the
United States Geological Survey
at Washington, was here yesterday
on business connected with th
erection of our government build
ing. His mijsion was in regard to
building material and to report on
local conditions, etc It is expect
ed that actual work on the build
ing will be commenced in the sum
mer or early fall. . -
Scores of friends of the contract-
mg parties here at d elsewhere will
be greatly interested in the an
nouncement that Thomas L Ros?,
Ot JVannanoIlS. arid Minn T.anra
Leslie, of Concord, will be married
next week. The ceremony will
take place next Wednesday even
ing, June 16, at 7 o'clock at the
home of the bride's mother, Mrs.
M. B. Leslie, on West Depot
On 'ast Tuesday moroing W. S,
Isenhour, foreman of D. B. Col
trane's farm, in No. 2 township,
was shot by Rob Black, a negro
who had been working for him'.
The shooting occurred at Mr. Isen
hour's house, where he and the ne
gro had some words. Black pick
ed up a stick and started toward
Mr. Isenhour, when the latter
grabbed a hoe to defend himself .
?T egro.then Pulled a Pi8to1 and
shot five times at Mr. Isenhour
Only one bullet hit him, however,
entering the lower part of his arm
and ranging upward to the elbow,
where it emerged. One of the
bullets grazed his vest. The ne
gro made bis escape, and has not
been apprehended Mr. Isenhour
is getting along very well.
The edi tor of . the Raef orbfFacts
and Figures has worked it out to
show that there is more work in
playing a g$mfr,of ' baseball than
outting a cord pfjvrd; -
Why, then, do men .prefer to.
play ball? Here is the conclusion
it has reached :
"The reason the boys would
rather play ball is because the
folks would rather Bee -them play
than see them work. When have
you heard of a man's being ap-
pauled because he did some
ful service. When?" News
America leads the world in the
production of mud not cheap,
low grade mud, but mud of a very
expensive quality Our mud is not
packed in neat boxes, labeled,
"Made in America" and protected
by tariff from the pauper mud of
Europe. It is spread out thickly
over millions of miles of our coun
Only One mile in fourteen of
America's roads can be said to be
really improved. The rest are
mud deep narrow streaks of
sticky, oozy mud. The farmer
fights with mud when he takes
his load to market. It is said to
cost him twenty-five cents a ton
per mile to haul his produce,
while the. thrifty Frenchman on
mudless roads does it for half as
much. The American farmer pays
for his mud in. decreased profits,
in harder labor, iu poorer schools;
his wife in isolation ard loneli
ness. Nor is the farmer the only one
who pays the mud tax. The city
man who thinks he is Uiying eggs
is buying also mud. Mud pnts
its price upon our bread, our
meat and our fuel. Three hun
dred million dollars a year ia the
estimated cost of muddy roads.
We can think of no way in which
our people could get less fun for
the same money. (From "Suc
Mothers Have you tried
lister's Rocky Mountain
Tea? It's a great blessing to the little
oneB. ketpB away summer troubles.
Makes them sleep and grow. 85
cents, Tea or Tablets. Corneli
son & Cook.
LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
Some Pointed Reference to our Alleged
Prosperity.1 Why He wis i.soclillst.
Lexington Dispatch, Jane 9th.
The family of Chas. H.-7 Ken
ley has received a check from the
insurance department of the Jun
ior Order for .$800.. The incident
calls to mind the fact that this
fraternal organization, through
its insurancel has done a lot of
good in Lexington.
A citizen who wears a most on -ery
beard and a pair of specs was
reading The Appeal to Reason, a
socialist paper that appeals to
anything bnt reason, and on being
hailed by an acquaintance who
asked him if hb was a tocilalist,
he said he was, but that his new
party he has been a republican
didn't have a leader in Davidson
"All we lack is a leader," he de
clared. "Th old parties is no
good," he said. "The repubhoana
took our bread away and the dem
ocrats took the booze."
"Ib that why you are a socia
list?" he was asked,
"Yes," he replied. 4Any par
ty that takes my ration and liok-
er from me won't git my vote no
And then he began to arguing
about the Alton steal.
It will be gross injustice t
make owners of certain alledged
onf imnViiloa in T.ATincrfcnn nnv
iregistiation fee the 1st of July,
but according to law every owner
a chug-chug must come across
at that time, and pay a dollar a
year to boot. The provision as
to speed however, will not affect
some of the machines ; on the con
trary if a law were passed reguir
ing them to make five miles an
hour, the owners would most like
ly be arrested for violation of the
law. This town needs some real
devil wagons. Thomasville's got
'em and if Lexington can't place
with the chair town first thing
you know they "will be talking
about moving' the ourthouse over
th yery samja,pn9l he got f orlSa
goods seyen years go( was talking
with a Dispatch man the otber day :
and gava the following coirfp&ra.
tive prices :Flour, then $1.50 now
$3.75; meat 6, now 12 cents ; mix
ing 80, how $1.80; corn 85, now
95 cents per bushel. Meanwhile
wages has increased obout 25. or
30 per cent, Everything that the
orkingman or the manufacturer
has to buy has increased in prioe,
while the price of labor and of the
manufactured article is almost the
same, especilly the prioe of la
bor, for a few manufactured arti
cles have gone up. Our prosperi
ty the prosperity we did have
has been entirely one sided. Bat
they call it prosperity and the re
publicans are in power and the
tariff is high and going higher.
Something is wrong in our scheme
of things when a man who made a
dollar a day seven years ago makes
a dollar or a dollar and a quarter
a-day now aud pays more than
twice what h) paid seven yearn
ago for his rations. This may be
prosperity but it don't look good
Rather a Hard Story.
When that Newborn bank offi
cial says that he allowed a news
paper man to overdraw his account
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eigne tnousana aonars we ao
A Thrilling Rescue.
How Robert R, Lean, of Cheny,
Wash., was saved from a frightful
death is a story to.thrill the world.
"A hard cold," he writes, brought
on a desperata lung trouble that
baffled a a expert doctor here. Than
I paid $10 to $15 a visit to a lung
specialist in Spokane, who did not
help me. Then 1 went to Califor
nia, but without benefit. At last
I used Dr. Kings New Discovery,
which completely cured me and
now I am as well as ever." For
Lung Tronble,Bronchitis, Coughs
and Colds, Asthma, Croup and
Whooping Cough it is supreme. 50o
and $1.00. Trial bottle free.
Guaranteed by all druggists.
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