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Vol. I. No. 35,
Salisbury, Ni pEtwMsbAY, Aug 23, 1906.
Wm, H. Stewart, Editor
OFEICE OF PUBLICATION: OUll OLD STAND, 120 WEST INNISS' STREET, NEXT , TO HARPER'S LIVERY STABLE
ALBEMARLE ANO STANLY COUNTY.
LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
BOARD OF .ALDERMEN'S WORK.
MORE ABOUT NEW DEPOT.
BILL SNIPES' SNIFFLES.
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The Efird Manafactu ing Company Shipping
Twlna to Australia.
itanly Enterprise, Aug. 17.
The Whitney Company-has paid
off at the Barringer Mine and
Exeessive rains the past two
i weeks have kept the streams stofol-
leii and the Yadkiu and Roky
rivers have betu too hign for eypn
wire rope ferriage. Freshets
have caused considerable damage
and no doubt ctt.on will shed a
good many squares.
On Monday Efird Manafactur
ing Company made a shipment of
twine to Australia. The product
of the mills at this place find a
On last Friday evening near
Finge, Miss Annie Peck was kick
ed by a horse aud the entire right
side of her f ac9 was terribly cut
and mangled, aud so close was the
blow to a vital spot that the ac
cident come near proving fatal.
The young iady was trying to
drive a horse back into the stable
when the animal turned and kick
ed her. Tho1 the fleBt about, the
cheek, brows, temple and forehead
is badly bruised and toru Dr. D.
P-.Whitley pronounced the wounds
not necessarily serious and the
bones were not crushd. Young
Mr. Shoe who was dispatched for
a doctor came near losing his life
on account of swollen waters of
the creek he had to cross. It was
a narrow escape both for him and
Miss Peck is a daughtrr of
County Commissioner J. A. Peck.
The latter only a few days ago
lost a barn and a lot of grain by
fire, and we are informed that
lightening struck one of his build
ings last week, doing considerable
damage. It is a verification of
the old adage, "It nev-r rains but
that it pours."
Holy Jumpers Do a Good Business in
The Holiness Tent meeting
closed Monday night. This meet
ing was conducted by th6 Revs.
Sam Nelson and Thos. Hendrik.
There were two services a day for
over two weeks. Liarge crowds at
tended, especially at night and on
Sundays. Twenty-five professed
sanctification. They moved their
tent to Salisbury Monday, where
they will hold a meeting of some
John Kelly, of Salisbury, was
in town" Sunday to attend tha fu
neral of his grand-mother, Mrs.
Kelly. Mocksville Courier.
Machinists Adopt Resolutions.
It has pleased Almighty God to
remove from our midst our broth
er C. C. Burton j therefore we, the
members of Piedmont Lodge, No.
186, International Association of
Machinists, do resolve,
1st. That in the death of our
brother this lodge has lost a true
and faithful member ; and
2nd. That our charter shall be
draped for thirty days ; and
3rd. That we extend to the be
reaved family our sincere sympa
thy, assuring them that we, also,
feel the loss keenly ; and
4th, That a copy of these reso
lutions be sent to the family, and
copies be sent to the Machinists1
Journal and the local press; and
5th. That these resolutions be
embodied in our minutes as a
lasting memorial to our deceased
A. E. Taylor,
I. J. McAdams,
R. E. Lufsey,
Subcribe for the Watchman.
Monument Arrives. Married Man Goes
off With Grass Widow.
Lexington Dispatch, Aug. 15. 5" !
Zeb Deaton, manager of4the Car
olina Marble Co's. plant at Lex
ington, tells the Dispatch that all
the parts for the Confederate mon
ument have arrived and that the
work of erecting the monument
will be commenced this week. The
monument will be unveiled on
Thursday, Sept. 14tb, the date of
the annual re-union of the A. A.
Hill Camp of the Confederate vet
erans of Davidson county and it
is planned to make the day no
table for Lexington and this sec
tion of the State. Some of the
best speakers in the State are ex
pected to be present and deliver
addresses. An effort will be made
to have the railr3ads give greatly
reduced rates.Visitors are expect
ed Irom all over the State.
There is a mild sensation in the
southern part of Lexington over
the departure a few days ago of a
well-known married man with a
grass widow. The parties board
ed a north-bound train here Sat
urday, the man stating that. he
was going to Greensboro in quest;
of work. The woman purchased
a ticket tc High Point, but it is
reported that she did not get off
there. The names "of the man
md woman have been coupled to
gether for Home time. The wife
f the man in the case was pros
trated Monday afternoon and was
In a critical condition for several
hours. While ihe story is gener-I
ally known in Lexington, it is pos
sible that there is a mistake about
it and as the Dispatch has no de
sire to do anyone an injustice, it
withholds the names of all con
cerned for this week.
Th3 Graded School.
Superintendent Bivins sends out
the following notice: ''The Spen
cer graded school will open Tues
day, September 5th. Patrons ar-.
earnestly requested to send their
childreu the first day in order that
they may be classified. Due no
tice will be given as to changes in
books, which will be sold at the
school building at cost price.
H. D. Moyer, for some time em
ployed as electrician in the South
ern shops, left here with his family
last week for Charlotte, which will
probably their future home. . .
The road machine is again at
work on Long street in East Spen-
cer, and the macadaizing is
going ahead at a satisfactory gait.
It is hoped that there will be no
morebreaks in this work. If it is
unfinished when our wet season
sets in the street will not only be
useless because impassable, but an
eyesore, and possibly a breeder of
The crops in this neighborhood
are looking fine.
John Yost has purchased a tract
of land from L. A. Ketchie.
Miss Allice Miller visited M. L.
Yost and family Sunday.
Miss Lula Koontz, one of our
most attractive and popular young
ladies who has been indisposed for
some time, is recuperating, to the
delight of her many friends.
Geo. Shuping gave au ice cream
supper to a number of his young
friends Saturday night.
Mr. aud Mrs. Alfred Kluttz vis
ited at J. A. Yost's Sunday.
Chas. Safrit has bought a fine
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
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A Cabarrus Cat-and-snake Story Other
Items of Interest.
Concord Times, Aug. 18.
Court will convene Monday An-,
gust 28th. Judge Charles M. Cook
of Louisburg presiding. ' -
Jack Regan, eon of Peter Regan,
and Miss Fannie Fink, of Pine
4 The children of the congregation)
of the Second Baptist church were
given a watermelon feast in the
church-yard last Saturday v -
Dan Lowder, Jr., of the Gibson
mill neighborhood, was arrested
Wednesday for retailing liquor and
bound over to court in two cases.
He could not give bond, and is nowl
Miss Loretta MoManus, daagh
ter of Nathaniel McManus, of No
10, died last Wednesday of fever,
aged 15 years. Tha interment was
at Bethel Thursday afternoon at
4 o'clock. (
The twentieth annual conven
tion of thfl Woman's Home and
Fpraign Missionary Societies of
the North Carolina Synod will
meet at St. Enoch's Lutheran
church, Enochville, N. C, on Sepr
tember 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
While working at a saw-mill
near Enochville on the 15th Geo.
A. Rodgers lost two fingers by his
hand coming in contact with! a
saw. His entire hand is badly
Mrs. Cha3. Cress, of No. 6 town
ship, died last Tuesday, after a
lingering illness, of "consumption,
aged 37 years. The body was in
terred Wednesday at New Gilead
graveyard, the burial services be
ing conducted by Rev. J. H. Kel
ler. R. F, Cline (of No 5 township)
has the largest acreage of late Irish
potatoes that we have everleen in
Cabarrus. They are the Bliss va
riety, and are growing fin?. Mr.
Cline also has a field of corn that
will shell more bushels fine corn
per acre than any field in the
Mrs. Margaret J. Query, whose
home was with Mr. L. A. Quay,
near Harrisburg, died at midnight
Wednesday, aged 76 years. Mrs.
Query leaves six children, namely:
J. C. and Samuel Query, Mrs. A.
C. Welch, of Mill Hill, and Mrs.
L. A. Quay. The funeral services
will be held today at 10 o'clock,
and the interment will be made at
Rocky River cemetery.
Moses Bost, of No- 9 township,
sends us the following: snake story :
"This morning, while my wife was
preparing breakfast the old cat
came in dragging soinethihgwhich
resembled a snake, and on inves
tigation it proved to be a copper
head snake nearly three feet long.
The cat had eaten the snake's tail
off, but it was still alive and ready
to bite any one who came Dear it.
It was also bitten by the cat in
several places along the back."
Strikes Falling Into Disrepute.
Strikes are becoming less fre
quent. Capital and labor recog
nize that battles of endurance are
disastrous and both sides are in
clined to make concessions to
avoid forced seasons of idleness.
Arbitration is the key to the
situation. There is every reason
to hope and to believe that within
a few years strikes will be prac
tically unheard of ; at least, 'that
there will be no great strikes.
St. Louis Republic.
- Mrs. J. M. Klapp has left for
Fort Wayne, Ind., to be treated by
a specialist for throat trouble.
Chicken Coops Must be Taken off Side
! walks-Will Elect Building Inspector.
The board of aldermen, at their
meeting Thursday night, gave or
ders for the enforcement of Sec
tion No. 181 of the city Code,
which reads as f oIIowb :
Sec. 13L No fish or poultry shall
be exposed in or upon the side
walks in the city of SalisburyrjoJ
shall any stand be placed thereon
for that purpose. Any person vio
lating any of the provisions of this
ordinance shall be fined $5 for
A this meeting the board also
determined to comply with the
State law in regard to the election
of a building inspector for Salis
bury, and will select their man at
some meeting in the near future.
After such election all parties in
tending to build within the city
jlimits must eubmitall their plans
to him and the Building Commit
tee for approval. "
It was. decided to pave Main
street with brick as far south as
Bank streat. They considered the
petition for macadamizing the
streets in the Northeast and South
wards, which work they deoided to
ie uoas soon as they finish in
tKnBt ward . !
-Many of the farmers have been
ploughing through out this com
munity. V , .
.'cotton is .opening
ache pretty sobnl
The insects which Lewis Kesler
sent to Washington a few weeks
ago have proven to be the boll wee
vil. Dr. C. M. Poole and A. L. Lyer
iy had their long distant phone
put in last week.
P. A. Hartman had his phone
discontinued last week.
Our quarryman says he is sever
al months behind with his orders
The educational rally at Union
last Thursday was fine. Some say
it was the best they ever heard, We
are sorrv for those that could not
Another public road is talked
of. We have more public roads
now than can be taken care of, or
at least, it seems so when rock is
to be hauled to macadamize the
present road and no one except a
few to do the work. The road
that is in view will benefit a few
only, and is believed by many to
be unnecessary. We have plenty
of public roads today that need
more attention than we are able
give them. It is needless to es
tablish more roads than can be
kept in travelling condition.
Rev. H. A. Trexler is attending
conference at St. Paul's. He Will
return Sunday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Edmond Sifford
are visiting relatives for a few
days in the St. Paul's neighbor
J. B. Lingle is painting his new
dwelling, which adds greatly to
Contractor J. D. Brown and
force of hands from Rockwell, are
remodeling the residence of J. D.
Schenck. The house will be cov
ered with metal shingles and will
be a handsome dwelling when com
A number of our young people
attended the picnic at Lipe's cot
ton gin Wednesday.
L. W. Lingle will build another
house on Chestnut Hill this fall.
J. E. Briggs is getting out lum
ber for a house.
Work to Begin on the New Structure at
an Early Date.
Mayor Boyden hafc received the
following communication from
Manager Ackert, of the Southern,
which explains itself :
Washington, D. C, Aug. 17, '05.
Hon. A. H. Boyden, Mayor,
Salisbury, N. C.
Dear Sib :
Referring to the matter of
building a new passenger station
at Salisbury, will say the South
ern Railway is arranging to con
struct a new passenger dopot at
that point and our engineers are
now developing the situation to
ascertain the location that will
best suit the needs.
Unless something unforseen
happens, we will commence its
construction during our present
fiscal year, and I would be glad
to have this made known to the
citizens of Salisbury so they will
understand the matter.
C. H. Ackert,
Fourth Vice President.
The following petition in regard
to the site of the new depot has,
we are informed, been signed by a
great majority of our business men
"We, the undersigned merchants
and citizens of Salisbury, desire to
express our wishes relative to the
ocation of the new depot for this
, JiMfe should boi' located
at Htsmresent BiteaaiifeSsrill be
much more convenient for the cit
izens of the town as well as the
These petitions will be sent to
Washington at an early date.
Mayor Boyden, having returned
rom another conference with Mr,
Ackert in reference to the Inniss-
street bridge and the new depot,
'Now is the time for our people
to get together and not havs any
division among themselves as to
the site or anything else connect
ed with this depot. I have stated
to Mr. Ackert that 90 per cent, of
our citizens desire the depot on
Couucil street where the present
structure stands. Let us not go
to quibbling over details and pos
sibly delay the construction of
this depot which is promised."
"I am assured that the steel
bridge which is to be placed across
the North Carolina railroad on
Inniss street has already been
shipped, and will be in course of
construction within a few aays.
A depot is absolutely certain, and
engineers were here last week mak
ing an examination with reference
to the most suitable site."
Corn and cotton is looking well
throughout this section.
Rev. Lyeriy preached an ex
cellent sermon at St. Luke's Sun
day. A number of Sunday School
workers at this place will attend
the County Convention at Crescent
Aug. 24-25 inst.
Miss Roxie Trexler, the school
teacher at Rowan Academy, is at
tending the Teacher's Institute in
Hurrah boys 1 Get your bells,
another wedding before long, and
we must have a good time.
The health of the community is
good at this writing.
We are glad to note that John
C. Kluttz and little son is recov
ering from a severe case of ty
phoid fever. .
Junius Lyorly is clerking for his
father at Granite Quarry.
The Changes of tife are Great, and Hang
Heavily so Hid.
Times are not like they used to
be; and even for the last month
therplias been a changefrom dry
weather then to wet weather now.
We are not speaking practically,
though, of thechangeof the weath
er, but of the times. We don't
know whether it's the times that
has made all the change, or wheth
er the people have just changed a
little; but we do know.tfyere is a
difference somewhere. Nowt some
one may ask, How far back can
you recollect? Why, bless' your
soul, we Can't go back to the days
of Sodom and Gomorrah, when all
the good people were warned to
flee prior to their destruction ;
neither can we go back to when
George Washington was elected
President of the United States:
but we are getting up right smart
in years, as the old folks say, and
we know a few things. Our folks
were a little Dutchy and could not
speak very plain, as some of the
later generations can.; and, iu fact,
we can't speak very distinctly our
selves, especially some of the high
est words that Webster used ; but
we ufed to know how to talk when
we went to see our girl. People
used to get about 22 years old be
fore the old man would let them
go with the girls, now they go from
seven years up; and if they don't
run away and get married at 17,
they are not manly at all. , You
s 3e something has changed, either
ihe' time? or the people: ' Gdlly.3
dont a little tod of a fellow look
funny going with a girl? Why,"
you just ought to have seen us go
several years ago. I remember one
time I went to see my girl ; it was
about the first time, and I didn't
know hardly how to act. But I
thought I would do the best I
could, so I drove up one evening
(I was driving the old grey horse)
to the gatee and said " Hello 1"
The old man came out to the gate
and said, "Howdy, Bill." I
thought he ought to have said.
"Good evening, Mr. Bill;" but he
didn't. - So I got off and went in
the houafe while he unhitched the
grey, and the girl met me at the
door and said, "Good evening, Mr.
Billy." I thought she ought to
have said, -' Good evening, Mr.
Snipes;" but she didn't. Well, I
goes in and she gave me a seat in
the parlor, like all f ashional le
people, and she and I talked. Oh,
you just ought to have heard us I
It was late in the evening, and her
daddy soon came to the door and
said "Supper!" So we all went
in and the old man said grace, and
then he said to me, "Bill, please
pull off your hat.-" I felt up at
mv head, and, by gum 1 I had for
gotten to pull off my hat since I
In about 40 minutes supper was
over, and we all went in the room
to play the organ and sing; so the
girl and I played and sang " The
Old Ship of Zion" for about four
hours ; then the old man said it
ras time to retire.
Pretty soon I found myself alone,
and I went to bed and slept right
well. The first thing I heard next
morning was the old man in my
room kindling a fire. I rose up to .
see who was there, and he looked
around at me and said. "Good
morning.' ; I said, " Why, you
don't need to say that ; for I stayed
here all night." He said he knew
I did, but it was a fashion to show
People don't do now like they
used to, so there is a change some
where. Bill Snipes.
The city water was cut off last
Tuesday for several hours to per
mit the cleaning out of the stand-pipe.