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Vol. V. No. 45.
Salisbury, N. O.. Tuesday, October 26th, 1909.
Wiyi, H. Stewart, Editor
LEXIN8T0N AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
Old Man Falls Off Train. Road Built
Lexington Dispatch, Oct. 20
Ore from the Conrad Hill gold
mine is displayed in front of the
Smith drug store. It is rich in
copper aud rnos about $30 of gold
to the ton. This would probably
have been made into a column and
with a d-z9n perfunctory boquets
for Geo. Newman, if it had been
found at the Gold Hill mine in
this couoty.ED. Watchman
Monday another big realty deal
was consumated when the newly
organized Park Land Company
purchased 1J9 1-3 acres of the Ford
property from Geo. W. Montcas
tie, administrator, paying there
for the sum of $14,000, about $350
an acre. The property i9 that
back cf the Ford residence. It is
extremelv dyeirable as a residence
section and its sale means the
cpdning of a large territory for
Felix Delap, on Route No 4,
plucket a 6talk of corn from a
field last week that measured near
ly 17 feet. The lowest ear of corn
was 9 feet 6 inches from the
Saturday naming about 3
o'clock fire destroyed the barn in
the rear of the residence of Baxter
Shemwell, in Asheville, aud with
in a short time the structure
and contents were consumed. A
horse valued at $500 perished, and
much feedj two buggies and har
ness were burned. The losa is
placed at about $1,000.
The masons have at last got
down to work on the new hotel.
Th i delay of several weeks was
caused by the failure of material
to Mrive. By February Is the
town will haTe an elegant hotel,
modem in all appointments and
of capacity to handle any usual
number of visitors.
Situiday morning the barn of
Jess Mock, a colored farmer liv
ing below Cotton Grove,- -was
burned, together with all the
feedstuff he had and his machin
ery and implements It is said
that a spark from a Southbound
dinkey engine S9t the structure
going, the bafn bei?ig near the
right of way . Saturday night in
the same community the stable of
Mosv) Hargrave was also burned,
but this was too far from the rail
road work, it is said, to have been
set on fire by engine-, so that the
supposition is that it was the work
of an incendiary. Mose lo9t a
mule in this fir .
Tuesday of last week two ne
groes employed at Ross's camp on
the Southbound in Healing
Spriugs ton3hip near Bringle's
ferry, engaged in a row aud one
of them promptly shot tfcn oth-?r
with the result that he died Wed
nesday and was buried there. His
name wu3 Hatnp Sells and his
home was m Graham. His wife
,was sent for but by. the time she
arrived at the camp her husband
had been butiod. The name of
the murderer could not be learn
ed. He ran immediate! after
the shootiug aud several shots
were discharged at him, but as far
as is known without effect.
The board of trade is arranging
for an elaborate reception of the
Tew York-to-Atlanta automobil-
ists when they arrive here at the
noon hour on the 30th of this
month. At a meeting of the b.ard
Friday night arrangements wer
discussed. It is proposed to have
;a barbecue for the Btr.ingerc, to be
tserved either on the Lowe proper
ty or on the public building lot,
in case the weather is pleasant, or
in the Development building
should the weathor be inclement.
The new road between Thomas
ville aud High Point has been
completed and paid for. In cost
about $1,200 and is said to be a
most excellent, piece of work. The
township Thomasville appro
priated $500, the citizens of the
town raised funds and High Point
helped, making tne total aoout
$1,200. Owing to the sandy na -
ture of the soil and the absence of
jnud in that region, the work of
, . .al I
ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
The Opossum is Numerous. Dietz Bros ,
of Salisbury, buy a Stock of Merchandise.
Stanly Enterprise, Oct. 21.
The game law for Stanly opens
December 1, and closes latter part
of January only two months.
Prof. Bandy and his surveyors
are now at work on survey of the
town preparatory for putting in
sewerage and light plants.
Report reaches Albemarle of
the attempt of Joe Burleyson, of
Big Lick township, to commit sui
cide on Tuesday night by cutting
his throat. He is not expected to
Prospects have brightened con
siderably. While crops were bab-
y iujured by the dry weather.
opossums have become so plentiful
as to almost make up for the loss
of crops. It is nothing unusual
or the boys to catch from nine to
fourteen during one night. Rural
E. M. Asbury Co., has closed
out its stock of goods to Dietz
Brothers of Augusta, Ga. The
stock wilLprobably be moved to
some other point. Messrs. Asbury
and Andrews have not yet decided
what their next business venture
will be. The Dietz Bros, are
doing business in Salisbury and
may bring the stock here. Ed.
building this bit of road was com
paratively easy. It was admirable
enterprise and public spirit which
prompted the Thomas ville folks
to take up this job. That town
never does auytbine by halvfis.
A frieud writing The DiBpatch
ells of a visit to Mrs. Ruth
Gallimore, of Silver Hill town
ship, who will be 100 years cf age
in March. He says that the old
lady is apparently quite w-ll and
strong. Mrs. (.ralhmore is the
oldest person in the county aud
perhaps the oldest in the State.
She is highly esteemed in Silver
About an hour after No. 85,
southbound passenger, had run
Monday night John Davis, color
ed, walking up the Southern rail
way tracks, came upon an old gen-
t'eman lying between the tracks
on a pile oi new steel rails, at a
point near the Center street bridge.
The stranger asked for help and
the negro went for assistance.
The man was carried to the sta
tion not far distant where the
police and Dr. Chas. M. Clodfel
ter took him in charge and car
ried him to the Central Hotel,
where he1 spent the night. ,Yes
terday morning he left on No. 37
He gave his name as J. M. Beali,
and it is said that he lives in Al
bany, Ga., whither be was trav
eling from New York. His ticket
read Columbus, Ga., however.
He said that he had stepped out
on the platform of the rear car
to get a little fresh air and step
ped off, but his imprtssiois of
the incident were rather confused,
for according to those who gave
first aid, the old gentleman had
on a bit too much of the oil of
j'y. He was an old man, with
suow white hair, well dressed, and
of nue appearanca. Also ne was
rather large weighing more than
200 pounds. He was missed short
ly after the train left and a mes
sjgo from talisbury soon came
inquiring after him.
" How's This?
, We offer One Hundred Dollars
reward for any case of Catarrh
that cannot be cured by Hall's, Ca
tarrh Cure. F. J. CHENEY & Co.
We, the undersigned, have
known F, J. Cheuy for the last
15 years, ai d believe him perfect
ly honorable in all business trans
actions, and financially able to
cirrv out any obligations made by
Walding. Kinnan & Marvin
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, 0
Hal '8 Catarrh Cure is taken in
ternally, acting directly upon the
blood and mucous surfaces of the
atraf o m Toati mnm a 1 a onnf. ffcick
.'DV U W 11 V -A -J M-A A M X DVU V X. v
pricej 75(J per botUe Sold by
1 all Druggists,
Take Hall's Family PHIb for
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
Only an old Mule, but it has Pellagra.
Another Barn Burned.
Concord Times, October ,21st.
M . V . Richards, who is at the
head of the land and industrial
departments of both the Southern
and Mobile & Ohio railroads,
spent last Tuesday here and made
an address in the court house last
night. Mr. Richards had been
here several times before, but on
ly for short stays and he was
wonderfully impressed with the
great progress our city has made.
J. W. Cannon, Jr., left last
night for New York in company
with A. Burwell, Jr., and S. B.
Alexander, Jr., of Charlotte, to
enter the good roads reliability
tour which leayes Herald Square
Monday under the auspices of the
New York Herald and the Atlan
ta Journal. The route will be
over the established automobile
highway which traverses North
Another barn was burned in
this county last Tuesday night,
making the second one within ten
days. This time it was the barn
of Mrs. L. L. Plott, Who lives near
Rjoky River Church . Her sous,
James and Henry, had been 'pos
sum hunting in the fore part of
tho night, and it was some time
after their return that the barn
vas discovered to be on fire by a
neighbor. . When they reached it
the roof was falling in, and it was
impossible to save anything. Five
mules and one horse was burned
to death, aud a large let of rough.
ness, grain, buggy, etc. The loss
is about $1500, with $815 insur
ance. It is not known how the
barn caught on fire, but it is
thought that it was an incend
George Bost, who lives near
Cold Spring, in No. 8 towmhip,
brought to the city Tuesday "a
mule which had been sick since
last June. The animal, which is
12 years old, could hardly walk,
ana was lea to uoncora witn
much difficulty. It was taken to
Dr, Griffin, who after examining
it could not diagnose the case as
one wnicn was common among
stock. He at once oximinpd his
veterinary books on pellagra, aud
found that the mule bad every
symptom of this disease. There
are scales all over its face ana
body. The mule will not eat
anything except corn and has but
little appetite for that. Mr, Bost
will report to Dr. Griffin agaiu
next Saturday as to how the cni
mal is uuder the treatment which
Finds The Fireless Cocker Indispensable
1 nave a nreiess cooKer oi my
own make, wnich is dtep enough
to hold three bakiug pans one ou
top of tho other. The beat from
oue helps cook the other, and with
a large family you can get so much
more in it. I use earthen plates
for covers. There are few people
that know how to use the fireless
cooker. The more yem see them
the better you like them, I have
had mine eight months and would
not do without it.
I raise my light br-ad in it if
the weather is cool. I put a pan
of hot water in and put the bread
over it. I have no further trouble
keeping it warm.
I fix baked corn, tomatoes, pota
toes, butter beans, apples, fried or
baked chickens, and hash ready
to put on the table early in the
mornings while it is cool, and set
them in the box. Then I am at
liberty to go wherever I please,
and am not afraid to invite the
most fastidious folks home with
me to dinner, for there isu't any
thing to do but set a nice hot din
ner, on the table. I can also put
a coffee or tea pot in my box, I
let it boil before setting it iu. I
will not begin to mention the stews
that you can cook in them with
only about 10 minutes fire. If
you have an oil stove to heat them
on, it will save a lot of time.
Mrs. Bertha D. Clore, in Raleigh
ge.) Progressive Fajrmer.
Select Cotton Seed in tie Field.
Every farmer who expects to
plant cotton next year f hould be
gin the selection of his see at once,
unless be intends to - change his
variety bv the purchase of improv
ed seed for the planting of the
next crop. In such case he may
wait until next year, buc if any of
the seed now growing ' are to . be
used, the selection should begin
In order to reduce cost and trou
ble, which have deterred many
from selecting their own seed, we
suggest that only sufficient seed
be selected this year to plant one
acre. It will only take a short
time to go through the cotton
field aud mark about three times
as many stalks as will be required
to Bupply the seed to plant one
acre. These stalks should be the
heavsest, early-fruiting ones to he
found. Of course, they should
be vigorous growing, hearty stalkB
asindicated by good foliage and
freedom from disease. When the
time comes for the second picking
the marked stalks should be again
examined and the seed cotton
picked only from those stalkB
which show the largest yield and
the highest and most uniform
quality of fiber, and also the lar-
gest and best bolls both for ease red, settlement to be made Satur
of picking and storm resistance. day. Seventy-five hands went to
It has been found that as a gen-
eral rule large yields go with large
bolls and a large percentage of
lint to seed; therefore, these char
acters should be sought, but they
should not alone cause the selec
tion of a plant for seed. When
they are posessed by plants also
possessing the other desired qual-
ities, and in this case especially
early fruiting, they are very de-
An extremely long fiber is not
usually found in heavy-yielding
varieties, hence a fiber of moder-
ate aud uniform ieLgSb aud quali-
ty should be selected. Raleigh
(N. C.) Progressive Farmer,
White Girl Married a Greek.
Rock Hill, Oct. 21. The pretty
sweetheart who, it was stated in
this morning's Observer in a spe
cial from Winston Salem, had el
oped from that place and who the
police there were tryiDg to appre
hend, lauded in this place yester
day afternoon and were married
by Magistrate T. 0. Beckham.
The special f rem Winston states
that the youtg lady was only 14,
but the magistrate who married
them states t at she looked near
er 2-1 and older tnan tne young
man, who appeured to be about
2). It also stated tnat the name
of tho man was "Billie" Rimplis
The magistrate showed your cor
respondent a sheet oi paper on
which the young laly wrote their
names and she wrot'S her name
Flora Brewer, but that of the
young Greek "Billie" Pouler.
The Greek could scarcely speak
auy English aud the youug lady
seemed to be handling the affair
accordiug to her own idea. Itis
supposed thoy returned to North
Carolina on the afternoon train.
Dr. Stagg Arrested.
Persecuted because of his advo
cacy of temperance, Dr. John W.
Stagg, formerly of Charlotte, was
arrested in Anpiston, Ala., on the
charge of drunkenness. A special
to the Atlanta Journal tells the
story as follows :
"For the first time in the his
tory of the city the people of An-
niBton met in an indignation
meeting at Calhoun county court
house this morning to protest
against the arrest on Saturday
eveniugof Rev. J. W, Stagg, pre
sident of the Alabama presbyteri-
an College, on a charge of public
drunkenness, and was for the pur
pose ofmaking a public apology
to Dr. Stagg and to express hu
miliation of the city. Dr. Stagg
was fully and completely exonerat
'The arresting officer has been
suspended and will, it is alleged, so horrible that the whole civiliz
be tried at the next meeting of the ed world must shudder when its
city council." contents become known. He
"Id like to see what Dr. btagg
did andjiear what he said when
he was arrested," said a friend of
j his today.
A NEW BRAND OF SWINDLERS.
The Big Steel Plant to be bnilt at Fayette
Yllle a Humbug. ,
Fayetteville, Oct. 22. A unique
bold, clever swindle has been per
petrated in FayetteviUe: check
flashing and the ordinary confi
dence games have deen outclassed.
Several days ago two strangers
called on a prominent realty man,
claiming to represent the Ameri
can Pressed Steel Rail Company,
Pittsburg, Pa., as William Sear
ing, chief engineer, and J, P.
Jones, superintendent of construc
tion. They were plausible, suave,
business-like, talking straight
goods. The steel company wished
to erect a plant. They were to
buy the site and go at once to
wotk onfa concretesteelibuilding.
The realty man showed them lands
on the river front. They liked
them and preparations for sign
ing deeds commenced, but 20 feet
must be dug down to be" surest
a solid foundation.
Advertisement was made for
laborers, carpenters and brick
masons at high figures, and many
applied. Each laborer bought a
check with his name and number,
paying 50 cents for same. Tools
were bought, livery bills incur-
work merely for .two days. So
the reporters got busy and flashed
This morning Scaring and Jones
failed to appear. They had flown.
The workmen paid 50 cents each
to dig abig hole.
Henderson had been recently
swindled, so the Fayetteville au
thorities telegraphed there for a
description of swiudlrs. The an-
awor dosfiribfiiJ Soaring and .Tnnss.
gearing. 45 year3 ; right arm brck-
en and bent from being badly set;
135 pounds : 5 feet and 7 inches.
Jones, 26 years: 160 pounds: ft
feet 10 inches.
The men left unpaid board
bills at the Spence house, a livery
bill and all debts contracted.
There is no prospect of a Bteel
plant at present just a hole in
the ground and 75 darkies who
paid 50 cents eajh to dig it.
Special to Charlotte Observer.
BiHen by a Mad Dog.
MoreBville, Oct. 21. Four
children of Mr. E. W. Kerr, who
lives iu the Prospect neighbour
hood of this county, four miles
east of Mooresville, were bitten by
a pet dog Saturday. Nothing was
thought of the incidant until
M iuday when the animal exhibit
ea symptoms or raoies. lie was
J 1 -TW
"immediateiy killed and the head
sent to Raleigh for examination
long distance telephone message
from the Pasteur institute this
morning stated that the snima
was undoubtedly mad, and Mr.
Kerr left tonight for Raleigh to
place his four children in the in
gtitute for treatment.
It is stated that a mule, cow
pig ana a number of chickens
were also Litten by the canine
and much concern is felt in the
neighbourhood over this fact
Mr. Kerr was advised by the State
chemist this morning to kill al
the animals bitten by the dog.
Much sympathy is felt here for
the distressed parants. A sub
scription paperwas carried around
today and a considerable amount
secured. Mr. Kerr is a substan
tial farmer but ?f moderate means
The youngest of the dog's victims
is only 2 years old.
Raleigh, Oct, 21. E, W. Kerr
of Mooresville brought his four
children here for treatment bv
Dr. Shore at the State laboratory
or nygieue, tney naviug oeen bit
i 1 i i
ten by a puppy 4 months old
The dog was mad as the micro
scope shows. special to
Doyle Tells Horrible Story.
New York, Oct. 20. The ad-
vance sh( ets of Conan Doyle's Con-
go book tells a story so bloody aud
proves that massacres are not on-
ly not objected to by King Leopld
but in many instances the blood
of the natives rests on his head.
THE NEW DISEASE, "SQUINTUM."
Some Remarks Concerning it and Other Re-
ueoi Aoamons u our irouoies.
Marvelous days are these 57iA
which we live. New diseases and
new cureB are offered eachdayby
men of science. The Burlington
News has Datented
plaint. Our contemporary com-
ments thus on its newly-found
malady: - .
"It belongs;:to the family of
newly discovered maladies.; In ed, are perfect strips of white rib
order ;to Fexplaiu more fully we bon running through the green
will.tell of a conversation we fields and hills of the rural sec
heard once. A school boywas tions.
sked to spell stove-pipe. He be-
gan, 'S-t-o-v-e, i Stove. P-i-r-e.
Pipe, Steve Pipe, Stewidity, Stew-
idity.' Being-Kasked what the
stewidity stewidity' meant, he
rejplied, 'that's the elbow.'
'Squintum' is a disease that
the fellow who travels in the air-
ship his in place of the hook
worm he would have had if he had
There is a humorous side to al-
most everything and the Burling- Many fail to realize that when
ton News takeslahearty laugh at ever dust is raised a' road is being
the newly found ails of humanity,
tfirstitwas appendicitis. For a
lme it bad almost reached that
pass where the man who had not
been divorced xrom his appandix
had committed a serious act cf so.
cial ueghgence, is our Burling-
on friend remarks, however,
'This has become old now and
mauy people are simply going to
the hospitals and having their ap-,
pendix removed to keep from
waiting their turn."
At length appendicitis hasbe-
come ordinary, and general inter
est centers in pellagra, the hook
worm and other: comolaints of
more mod&ru discovery.
do oonmcting are tne causes
ascribed to tbse twin ailments
that naturally enough the Burl-
ington News, like the balance of
us, is perplexed just which course
to take with a Scilla on the one
hand and a Charybdis on the oth-
er. Hear it:
"It is said that pellagra is cans-
ed by eating corn bread. Appen-
dioitis is caused by eating wheat
oreaa. hook worm is caused by
eating no bread at all, and going
barefooted. If you eatcorn bread
you wilTdie of pellagra and if you
eat .wheat bread you will die of
appendicitis, and if you;don'tat
either, the hook Jworm " .takes
charge in you."
"If these three maladies get af
ter a fellow, he had as well pull
up the liver, say his prayers,
make his will, tarn his bank ac
jount over to the doctor, kiss" thf
women folks good-bye and whistle
for the boatman. For he's bound
to be a goner."
The u.cident of t-the good old
Presbyterian layman is recalled.
After, heariLg a long discourse
from a minister of his own faith,
and hearing another sermon by a
Methodist minister, he exclaimed
"Well, it seems that a feller can
and he can't;
"He will and he won't;
He'll be damned if he does,
"And he 11 be damned if h9
Just what the next offering cf
science will be we know not, neith
r are we possessed of sufficient
daring to even forecast. . It may
be "Squintum," as The Burling
ton JNews predicts. Certain it is
that the plot thickens, and about
all there is for the average layman
to do is to resign himself as did
the Presbyterian brother, and ac
cept the complexity of the situ
ation with a mock understanding
and await-eventualities. Char
Frightful Fate Averted.
"I would have been cripple for
lite, from a terrible cut ou my
knee cap," writes Mr. Frank Dis-
berry, Kelliher, Minn, "without
Bncklen's Arnica Salve, which
soon cured me" Infalible for
wounds, cuts and bruises, it soon
cures Burns, Scalds, Old Sores,
Boils, Skin Eruptions, World's
best for Piles. 25o. at all drag
Come, you're the Doctor,
Which shall it be,
Costiveness, constipation, or
, Hollister's Rocky Mountain -Tea?
Cornelison & Cook.
CARE OF ROADS.
After 6ood Ones Are: Constructed They
Mould De cared for Regularly.
The good road era has bearun in
many states and alreadythe steam
roller,, the piles of crushed rock
along the roadside and the dizeine
- igui ivaunaji bid
familiar sights in many of the
eastern states. The roads built
are jzensrallv of aDnroved mund.
am construction, which comnlet-
These roads are perfectly built.
and as soon as comnletfid the. far.
mers and other ratepayers content-
ediy lit back and exclaim "Thna
roads are now good for a geuer-
ation or more without trouble "
This is a serious error and one be-
iDg made in many states. That
it is an error is borne out by the
dust cloud raised by a passing car
traveling at twenty miles per
hour or perhaps faster.
destroyed. This is particularly
the case on smootn macadam sur-
faces, where there is nothing to
hold the oust on the road and
where every cross wind blows off
any loose material.
As soon as roads are built arran
gements should be made to keep
them in repair. With roads it
is essentially "a stitch in time
saves nine." Some dust preven
tive should be used immediately
macadam road are completed in
order to prevent dust.
Oil, tar and many special, pre
parations are now on the market
and the communities Bhould be
educated to look upon these addi
tions as a legitimate part of the
road maintenance. California
has its oiled roads over which
motoring is a pleasure to the mo-
torist ana not a dust path to tne
citizen who happens to be on the
roadthe same day or,who has the
hmisrortune to .reside alone a well
Massachusetts has .proved that
road treatments are a success and
more economical than continuous
J applications of water, and in Eug-
laud dust preventing is always
considered a part of the road prob-
J. S. Booth Fails of Nomination.
In a primary oontest for the of
fice of Mayor of Chester, S. C, J.
S. Booth, at one time a popular
employee at the Southern's shops
at Spencer, was a candidate. He
received a flattering vote, but fail
ed of the nomination. A special
to the Charlotte Observer says :
Chester, 8. C., Oct. 22. The
Democratic primary for mavor.
which is equivalent to election,
pas3ed off quietly here today, Mr.
Hardin receiving the nomination
and the vote being as follows: J.
S. Booth, 228; E. H. Hardin,
273. Proceedings at the noils
this morning were enlivened by a
fisticuff between J. V Peav and
me Jones, a boss at the Spring-
stein mill, but this affray grew out
of personal matters and had noth
ing to do with the election.
Mr. Hardin, the next mayor,
has been acting as mayor since
the resignation of Henry Sam
uelB, by virtue of his position as
mayor pro tem. He is a son of
ex-mayor W. H. Hardin, who for
eight years administered the
city's affairs wisely and well, rei
tiring two and one-half years ago
when he was defeated by R. B.
CaldwelJ, who was in turn defeat
ed by Henry Samuels. Mr. Har
din is a good business man, friend
ly to both local factions and liked
by both, and will mako the city a
The Bed-Rock of Success.
I lies in a keen, clear brain, backed
by indomitable will and resistless
energy. Such power comes from
the splendid health that Dr.
King's New Life Pills impart.
They vitalize every organ and
build up brain and body. J. A.
Harmon, Lizamore, W. Va.
wiites: "They are the best pilU
I ever used." 25c. at all drugs