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Vol. V. No. 37.
Salisbury, N. C, Tuesday, August 3isr, 1909.
wm, h. Stewart, Editor.
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ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
Our Neighbor Town Counts on Doing the
Growing ad on a Large Scale.
Stanly Enterprise. August 2tith.
Reuben Maulder. is apparently
gradually sinking. He has some
form of stomach trouble, and for
ten days or more has not been
able to retain nourishment. Oth
erwise, he eeems to suffer but lit
tie. He is said to be an inveter
ate cigarette smoker, and this may
be iu part responsible for his seri
The marriage in Union county
ou yesterday, at the home of the
bride's p.-t rents, ol D, Boone Me-
Curd- to Miss Wilma Long is an
event of m re than ordinary in
terest to friends in th's communi
ty. The marriage was set for an
earlier date, but owing to the ill
health of Mr. McCurdy it was
postponed. "Miss Long was one of
the toachers in the city graded
schoois last year, and daring her
stiy here made many friends both
in and outside the school room.
Mr McCurdy is busiues3 manager
of the Albemarle wh lesale gro
cery company, and a most excel
lent young man .
The young son of Allen Tucker
who was struck on the head by a
baseball bat during a game it the
farmers' union picnic a6 N. A.
Teeter's on the 12th instant, is
recovering from his wound.
Young Mr. Austin, who waB bat
ting at the time of the accident,
may have to show before a jury
1 hat the blow was not intentional.
Tucker was a bystander, and al
legations Hiade since the game
would imply that the blow he re
ceivod was intended for another
Almost any day in the week
may be seen men from other prrts
on our stieets. This week J. B.
McCrary & Co., of Atlanta, had a
representative here lookiug into
contracts for construction of
lights and water plaut-. The I
Southbound has a man here con
tracting for crosstieB, and others
who are looking for business loca
tions might be named. All go to
show that "Albemarle is forging to
the front, and that our board of
trade needs to get busy.
Mike, Arnold, and John Parker
are spending a few days at home
1 .. y are express u.essengers on
tl- Southern. Mike at. d Arnold
ar? twins and are so much alike
that their own parents ace con
fussed at times in tilling one from
the other. Mike says it is a com
mon thin: for him and Arnold to
exchange 'runs," and it is a rare
thing that the employes of the
road detec the change.
While t he article published Ju
another c umn of this paper, in
its speculations on the pos&H'ili
ties of the .Southbound Railroad,
HflPma rather partial to Winston
and Lexington, it will be read
with interest by our readers. But
anient those who are familiar
with Albemarle and Stan 5 y cou i
ty, and those acquainted with the
fact that An this county untold
resources have laiu dormant in
their cry for railroad outlet and
for capital to come in and devel
op, no uneasiness will be felt. One
of the greatest water powers in
land now almost harnessed, grwat
mineral resouicfs, surrounded by
a section in which development
has hardly as yet begun, the
Southbound brings to Albemarle
an opportunity which it will not
be 6low in grasping, and the gen
eral prosperity that is expected to
follow the building of the road
will be shared in a largo measure
by us . With the organization of
a board of trade, and a co-operation
of our wide-awake husiness
men who will continue to be ou
the alert for every move tbat will
tend to promote the welfare of
our section, Albemarle has noth
ing to fear and much to gain. It
will surprise us if its rate of
growth does not eclipse every oth
er town or city along the line, and
to that end our people are now
looking w ith confident expectan
cy. The Watchman $1.00 a year.
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
; A Specimen of the So-called Social Club.
.Prisoners Still at Large.
Concord Times. August 26th.
Nothing has b-jen heard frcm
Lem Carter and the Blackwelder
men who broke jail last week.
L. P. Childers and Dr. J. E.
Smoot, who have bejn at the Sal
isbury sauitorinm, continue to
improve, and will soon be able to
The many friends of J. Cleve
land Carpenter, cashier at J. M.
Belk Company's, and Miss Jennie
Bell Goodman, formerly book,
keeper for the Singer Sewing Ma
chine Company, will be interested
in the announcement that they
are to be married ou Tuesday,
One of the citizens! of N. 5
township who wanted to be sure
of attending the re-union in Char
lotte this week went to the depot
several days before going and pur
chase his ticket, Baying he was
afraid that the tickets would all
be Bold, and he would not be able
to get one if he waited until the
day he wished to go. It was report
ed ou the streets yesterday that
the gentleman referred to had got
lost on his way back home. How-
ever, his trienas nope ne will
reach home in safety.
A rucus which occurred last
Saturday night at the Concord
Social Club, near the Gibson mill,
was airrd in the recorder's court
Weduesday with the result that
the club surrendered ita charter
as a compromise, to stop any fur
ther proceedings against it. The
evidence showed that a number of
members gathered at the club,
filled up on beer, and were having
a "good time," which was broken
up by a fight. As a result of tht.
trial those engaged in the fight
were fi.ied $4.87i each for fighting
and $10 for gambling.
The Crescent is pfeased to learn
there is a prospect for the organi
zation of a baud in Spencer.
The firm of S. A. Blalock, do
ing a grocery and produce busi-
ness on Fourth street, this week
sold its entire stock and good will
to Messrs. G. W. Bringle and W .
D. Cornelison, who will continue
the business at the old stand.
The Spencer Mercantile Com
pany, one of the largest mercan
tile establishmets iu Rowan
county, held ita annual me ting
at the offices of the company here
last week at which nearly all tho
stockholders were present. A
cash dividend of 10 per cent was
declared and a handsome amount
passed to the surplus of the com
pany, and it is stated the pafet
year was a moBt satisfactory one.
The fallowing officers were elected :
J. D. Dorsett, president; J. K
D irsett, vice-president; b. T.
Dorsett, general manager; W, A.
Goodwin secretary and treasurer
The plant of the Correll Over
all Company is being moved this
week from China Grov to Spen
cer and will be set up for business
within the next few days. The
machinery is being placed aud
when this is done tho subscribers
for st ock in Spencer wiil b-3 called
together to inspect the plant and
take an inventory of the premises
after which a re-organization of
the company will follow. Several
new directors will be elected and
other changes made which will be
in keeping with the enlargement
of the business. The company
has for some throe years enjoyed
a large and steadily increasing
business and i" coming to Spon-
-. i . a e ii
cer it was nut natural tor tne
concern to seek one of the bett
shipping points in North Carolina.
P. A. Correll, an old-railroad man
who, however, has for six years
given his entire time to this line
of business, will have active
charge of the plant iu Spencer,
being one of the largest stock
holders. He has already moved
his family here and expects to
make Spencer his home, Spencer
Crescent, August 26th .
ORIGIN OF MECKLENBURG FEUD.
Had Its Beginning in a Runaway Mar
riage. The row Saturday night at
Huntersvillej was the culmination
of a family feud covering a period
of about two years. The Hucks
and Cox families reside in the
Croft section of Mallard Oreek
township and have been neighbors
for a long time. The trouble be
gan two years ago when Reece
Hucks, the deceased, stole away
from the Cox home one of
the Cox girls, Miss Elva,
daughter of Charles Cox, the man
so seriously wounded, and sister
of Ed. Cox, the mau in custody
charged with the killing. Hucks
was acting in behalf of his frieird,
Robert Beatty, who was in love
with the young lady but, who on
account of his blindness could not
go after her himpelf. Miss Cox
and Mr. Beatty were married
shortly after flight from horn
aud have been living happily to
gether ever since. This interfer
ence of lleece Hucks was not rel
ished by the Cox boys and- there
has bfen trouble pending evr
siiice. Several fights have al
ready takenplace, one of whjch
was carried iuto the courts, but
which was patched up by counsel
before the case came to trial. It
has been known for some time
that the storm was liable to break
at any momont, for several inti
mations of approaching trouble
had been noted. This was evi
denced by the action of Mr.
Charles Cox last week iu selling
bis farm iu Mallard Creek town
ship and auaouncing to his friend
that he was going to move away
from the neighborhood in order
to avoid trouble. He did not get
away in time.
It is the consensus of opinion
that the trouble is not yet settled
The Cox family is a very large
aud influential one and so also
the Hucks and Davis connections.
All are known vto 'be as nervy as
can be and it is certain that, the
settlemeirtHhuB far reached is not
satisfactory. One of the witnesses
here to attend the coroner's in
quest declared that both factions
were "so scrappy that they wonld
even light torches to fight by."
Jasper Hinson, grandfather of the
Hucks boys, is remembered as the
man who killed Cranford in a
saloon on College street in this
city ma iy years ago. He was
convicted of first degree murder
and sentenced to be hung. ThiB
sentence was commuted to life
impris umont and later he was
There were many callers at the
jail, among the number being
Mrs. Ed Cox, the bride of the
prisoner, and his sister, Mrs.
Robest Beatty, about whom all
the trouble clings. Charlotte
W. E. Breese Found Guilty and Sentenced.
Asheville, Aug. 28 William
E. Breese and Joseph E. Dicker
son were to-day found guilty of
the charge of conspiring to de
fraud the First National Bank of
Asheville, the jury which has
heard the case since July 26, com
ing into court at 9:45 with a ver
diet which recommended the mer
cy of the court. Judge Newman
promptly sentenced each of tbe
defendants to serve two years in
the Atlanta r enitentiary, the
maximum under the statue, and
to pay a fine of $2,500.
Motion for a new trial and an
arrest of judgment was made by
defendant's counsel and set for
hearing before Judge Newman
September 14, each of the defend
ants being required to give bond
in the sum of $5,000 for appear
ance then, such bonds bing
promptly furnished. In the event
that Judge Newmau over-rules
these customary motions pre re
quisite t" appeal tbe defendants
will appeal to the United States
Circuit Court of Appeals, the ap
peal going to the court in the
spring of next year, with a possi
bility of decision in May on the
qustion of whether errors were
committed in the trial or whether
the law justifies the verdict.
Short Items of Interect Gathered From all
Parts of the Commonwealth.
A chemical engine used, by the
fire department at Brevard, ex
ploded while being used at a fire
Wednesday. J. P. Aiken colored
was killed and four white firemen
The A. A. Shuford Milling
Company, which will build a cot
ton mill at-Hickory, has been
chartered with an authorized cap
ital of $125,000 and $80,000 sub
scribed. The Cochrane Mantel
and Novelty Company, of Char
lotte, is also chartered by J. E.
Cochrane and others ; authorized
An unknown negro employed in
the Haag shows which exhibited
here a few weeks ago, was killed
in A9heville Thursday night. He
went to sleep under one of the big
show wagons and when the wagon
was moved the wheel ran across
his head and crushed his skull.
Mrs. Ellen Holtou, of High
Point, while visiting iu Morgan-
ton, recently, fell and broke her
arm. one claims her lali was lue
to the condition in which the side
walk wfTfTr5ud has therefore en
tered Baif &tf8ages.
The county superintendents of
public schools are in session at
Henderson to-day. A very large
number are in attendance
Raleigh is to havea uew theatre,
'reparations are now in progress
or its erection. It will be known
as tbe Grand.
Ben W. Morns, Jr., shot and
killed John Capps in Asheville,
ast Weduesday evening. The
men were at Morris, house and
Morris claims tbat Capps was
rummaging through his things
breaking his furniture and at
tacked hiui with a razor and he
therefore shot in self defense.
n a mrv
Morrva, but 0anos
not satisfied with the verdict and
have had Morris arrested charging
him with murder. Morris is now
out on bond and will be giyen a
premlinary hearing September
Nash and Edgecombe counties
to have a big home-coming and
celel ration at Rocky Mount, Oct.
12th, North Carolina Day.
James A Blackeney a Meckleu
burg farmer, was the first in that
county to market a bale, of cotton
this year. The bale weighed 496
pounds and brought 14 cents per
pound. Mr. Blackeney has done
this same thing for the last 28
A Fight in a Creek.
The Wadesboro Measeuger and
Intelligencer says : They tell of
a fight, between four brothers,
two on one side and two on the
other, that recently took place in
the waters of Richardton creek,
in Burnsville township, that waB
a hot number while itlasted. Ac
cording to the story told by the
M. & I. the men were seining in
the creek when a brother on one
side told the brother on the other
side that he waB uot holding his
seme right. The d m lie was
then passed and all four of the
men went at it hammer and tongs.
The fight continued for s. me time
in the crek one, of the brothers
being held under the water until
ho was awnost strangled. Fin
ally the men reached the bank of
the stream where the fight was
continued bv a brother on both
sides uutil the face of each of the
combatants was beaten black and
blue. The men at "laBt desisted
trom sheer exaustion, neither of
them having conquered the other.
All parties have since made friends
aud are now on the best of terms
Seared Wih a Hot Iron
or scalded by overturned kettle
cut with a knife bruised by slam
med door injured by gun or in
any other way the thing needed
at once is Bucklen's Arnica Salve
to subdue inflammation and kil
the pain . It's earth's supreme
healer, infallible for Boils, Ulcers,
Fever Sores, Eazema and Piles
25o at all druggists.
BIG FLOOD IN MEXICO.
High Water and Rushing Waters Kill Pee
pie and Destroys Property.
Monterey, Mexico, AugUBt 28.
Eight hundred persons drowned,
15,000 homeless and- property
damaged to the extend of $12,
UUU,UOU is the result of a flood
which struck this city between 1
and 2 o'clock this morning.
Laredo, Texas, August 23
Word reached this city late this
afternoon of one of the most dis
astrous floods that has ever been
experienced in northern Mexico
caused by the overflow of the San
ta Catarnia. river . According to
rumors there has been great loss
of life, estimated at 100 to 300,
and the fiuancial damage is esti
mated at anywhere from $1,000,
000 to $2,000,000. For the past
48 hours a veritable deluge of rain
has been falling which together
with the flow of water from the
adjacent mountains into the San
ta Catarina river, so swelled the
stream that it reached a width of
a mile and a half and completely
overflowed certain portions of the
city of Monterey, and wrecking
houses aud causing loss of life as
it rampaged ou its mad course.
Reports state that the current in
the river was so swift that it ap
peard to the stricken families who
lived in the vicinity to be a miu-
Laredo, Tex., August 29. Di
rect communication with Monte
rey was re-established over the
Associated Press leased wire at
10:30 to-night. The operator at
he point stated that the number
of dead will reach 1,200. The
Monterey News was compelled to
supend publication two days ow
ing to high water and light and
power being cut off.
Laredo, Tex., August 29. The
property damage is variously esti
mated at from $5,000,000 to $12,-
000,000, Last night in Monterey
was one of death, desolation,
darkness and sorrow.
The fl iod waters of the Santa
Catarina river continued on their
rampant course throughout the
night aud, to add to the horror of
the situation the rain commenced
tp fall and caused untold suffer
ing to the thousands of homeless
peons v,ho had congregated on the
The destructive fl od, due to
the continued rain fall for the
past 96 hours, swept everything
before it aud hardly a vestige is
left of what was a conglomeration
ci small huts swarming with fam
ilies belonging to the poorer class
es. The less of life, which can
not now be accurately estimated,
was among the poorer classes and
i9 variously placed at from 400 to
Last night every effort was
made by the kind-hearted citizens
to shelter the women and child
ren. Their hjimes were thrown
opeu to the sufferers ; the police
station, many of the hotels and
private clubs as well as the rooms
of ; several, organizations were
placed at the disposition of the
authorities and for the greater
part the women and children were
cared for. However, many of
the men were compelled to sleep
in the open in various places.
Many women were separated from
their husbands, mothers from
their children, without knowledge
of the whereabouts of one anoth
er, and scenes of the most pro
found grief are witnessed on all
Twas a Glorious Vlctoiy.
There's rejoicing in Fedora,
Venn. A man's life hasbeen sav
ed, and now Dr. King's New Dis
covery is the talk of the town for
cuiing C. V. Pepper of deadly
lung hemorrhages. 'T could not
work nor get about, he writes,
"and the doctors did me no good,
but after using Dr. King's New
Discovery three weeks. I feel
like a new man, and can do work
again. ' For weak, sore or dis
eased lungs, Coughs and Colds,
Hemorrhages, Hay Fever, La
Grippe, Asthma or any Bronchial
effection it stands unrivaled.
Price 50c and $1.00. Trial bottles
free, Sold and guaranteed by all
LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
Thomasvilie Is Figuring on a Cotton Mill
and Lexington is Completing one.
Lexington Dispatch, August 25th.
TUa C i. f
auo arse car or pressed grey
brick for the hotel arrived Mon
day. Work on tearmg down the
old one is progressing slowly.
It is th ;ught the brick work on
the new Dacotah cotton mill will
be completed this week, with the
exception of the tower.
Mrs. Nannie Keen BroWn will
leave Tbomasvill6 this week for
Columbia, S, C, where she is
ing to open the Caldwell Hotel of
thatcty. Shehopestoepen tbe ho-
tei next weex, ner orotner Uhas.
A 1 TT l .
Keen, formerly of the Selwin. of
Charlotta. will have charge of the
omce aepartmeut. Mrs. Brown
an experienced noteiist and she
lutends to make this hotel 'one of
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tne nest m every way.
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(Mrs. .Brown is the widow of
i-l... cs r .1
iaw ouos Drowu ana was at
one time a resident of SaKsbury.
Ihomasville is now in a fair
way to secure at least one $150,-
000 cotton mill aud has a mighty
good chance towards securing
another in case if the site is
given . And just here it may be
said that by just a few minutes
talk Friday afternoon by a num
ber of the business men of the
towi:, over $2,000 waB secured
and the arrangements have been
make by which a suitable site can
be secured and the necessary site
offered to clinch'the offer made by
oreign capitalists in the second
instance the people of the town
will subsribe part of the stock
equal to the amount of foreign
capital. A large part of Thomas-
ville's stocq has already been sub-
sribed. With the above proposi-
tion presented it seems a fact that
Thomasvilie will secure a cotton
mill before the close of the year,
All the citizens and business men
are working harmoniously togeth
er and will make the strongest ef
fort possible to get these cotton
The New Cents.
The new ceuts, called by some,
pennies, have been in the cofftrs
aud pockets of Salisburians for
about a month, but not every one
has seen them. We confess w
have no foundness for anything
disfigured with Abe Lincoln's
likness, ncf do we like the gener
al appearance of the new cent. On
this subject the Statesville Land
mark says :
The new coin is the first one
cent piece of the United States to
bear the potrait of one of the
Presidents Eince the issue of the
Washington cent of 1792, It bears
the potrait bust of Abraham Lin
coln, wnen tne pennies were
first issued it was noticed that the
initials of Victor D. Brennar, the
desiguer, appeared on them iu
very tiny letters, and the matter
was called to the attention of tbe
director of the mint . President
Roosevelt desired that Brenner's
name go on the coin but the di
rector of the mint decided to have
only Brenner's initials Howev
er, it was decided to issue no more
of these coins and in further is
sues the V and D. will be omitted,
leaving only B. the last initial .
STATE OF OHIO, CITY OF TOLEDO
Frank J. Cheney makes oath
that he is senior partner of the
firm of F. J. Cheney & Co., doing
business in the City of Toledo,
County and State aforesaid, and
that said firm will pay the sum of
ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for
each and every case of Catarrh
that cannot ba cured by the use of
Ha'l's Catarrh Cure.
FRANK J. CHENEY
CI i 3 I 1
.pwuru to ana sunscriDea in my
presence, this the 6th day of De
cember, A. D., 1886.
(Seal) A, W. GLEASON,
XT 111 1 . i
nan b oatarrn uure is tasen in
ternally, and acts directly on the
blood and mucous surfaces of the
system. Send for testimonials
free. F. J. CHENEY & Co
Sold by all Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for
STATESYILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY.
Engineer Folsom Severely Injured amd
Barely Eseaped Death.
Statesvllle Landmark, Aug. 27th.
Four residences are in course of
construction in a single block of
one of the principal residence dis
tricts of the town, and work on a
fifth will begin in a short time.
C. C. Folsom, of Asheville, an
engineer in the service of the
Southern railway, was seriously
injured in the local railroad yards
Wednesday afternoon about 5:20
o'clock. He' was knocked from
the cab of a locomotive bv t.h
standpipe, He is now at Billing-
I . O
ley hospital, where -he was taken
soon after the accident- and
getting along as well as could be
expected. While his iniuriea are
quite serious thevare not consid
ered iw.oBanrilv nnarnn.
I j muqwuuo.
a thorough examination of Mr.
Folsom's iniunes at the hnHnifcftl
i rvo loH f hof v,;a ua
are a mass of cuts and bruises.
There are three very ugly wounds,
one just below his left eye, anoth
er back of his left ear and anoth
er over his right eye. The one
back of his ear is considered the
A number of persons saw Mr.
Folsom when he fell and these
consider it almost miraculous that
he did not meet instant death.
All felt sure that either a hand or
a foot had been crushed off by the
wheels of the engine, but fortu
nately his head "was nearest the
track and in the struggle none of
n,s "nibs wer6 thrown across the
Mr. Folsom is a mindle-aged
man and has a family. His wife
and sister were5 brought to StateB-
ille from Asheville on a special
train late Wednesday night and
M8- olsom is still with him at
tne hospital. His sister returned
to Asheville yesterday.
Major George W. Olegg, wlio U
well acquainted with tbe habits of
snakes, called at The Landmark
office this week to say that while
some people might not believe the
Anson county story of the king
snake swallowing the rattler (told
by the Wadesboro Messenger and
copied in the last issue of The
Landmark), he knew it was true
because he had witnessed a similar
occurrence many years ago. in
this case the victim of the king
snake was a moccasin, larger than
the king snake but about a foot
shorter. Major Clegg's attention
was called to the snakes while
the king snake was squeezing the
life out of the moccasin. Then
the swallowing process began and
the major watched it through, al
though it took the king snake
about three hours to get the moc
casin down . When he had finish
ed he was so full he couldn't
crawl. Major Clegg laid him in
the corner of the fence and saw
him no more, but suDDOses he
As to snakes laying eggs, the
major says tpoisonous snakes do
not lay eggs but the non poison
ous do .
The king snake, while perfectly
harmless, is theking of all snakes.
As to the poisonous snakes, we
understand that there are only
three in this class to be found in
North Carolina. Thev are the
rattlers and copperheads, which
are pretty common throughout
the State, and the cotton mouth,
only found in the flat country in
the east. Some say the spredad
der and moccasin are also pois
onous, both of which, we believe,
lay eggs. Ed . Watchman.
Washington's Plague Spots
lie in the low, marshy bottoms of
the Potomac, the breeding ground
of malaria germs. These germs
cause chills, fever, ague, billious
nees, jaundice, lassitude, weak
ness, and general debility and
bring suffering or death to thou
sands yearly. But Elestric Bit
ters never fail to destroy them
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are the best all-around tonic and
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