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Salisbury, n. o,, Wednesday, November 8r 1906.
Wm; H. Stewart, Editor.
Vol. i. No. 46.
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LEXIK6T0N AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
Will Sell a Church Let Other People's
Tricks Alone A Knitting Mill.
Lexington Dispatch, Nov. 1.
J. E. Somey, ot China Grove,
formerly' of near this city, spent a
few days last week in the vicinity
of Thomasville visiting friends.
The trustees of the Midway M,
E. church will sell the old church
i building at public auction to the
highest bidder next Saturday af-
ternoon at 2 o'clock. The sale
takes place on the premises.
Wild geese are going south in
: droves -a sure sign that winter is
near. Mallard ducks are stopping
over in this section, which is an-
. ivfother infallible sign of local
- weather prophets.
The case against Sheriff Dorsett
for allowing privileges to Federal
prisoners was disposed of before
Judge Boyd in Greensboro last
i ..Wednesday oy tne snenn paying
neighborhood, will be sorry to
hear of his death, which occurred
Sunday night. He had reached
Jthe ripe age of 81 years. He was
a good citizen, and will be missed.
"Uncle" P. R. Goodman, of
, 'Salisbury, who has a branch "Jew
, store' in Thomasville, was in the
yf f Monday, and gave Tus a pleas-
ant drop call. Come again, Uncle
Gw&man ; sure, we are always
glad to ee you. '
. Tlie hambs of 30 children are
now enrolled at the white graded
school.: 'Ihis is about 1UU more
than were enrolled .last term. It
t '" " i ATnfllAfl t.hat It.ha TintnhfiT will
building is completed.
' Work on the new graded school
building is progressing, but is de
ilayed to some extent by the fail
ure to receive material by freight.
; The walls are up, preparatory to
timber for the first floor. Con
tractor Harbin hopes to complete
the building by the 15th of Feb
"The hew knitting mill for Lex
ington is now a certainty. The
necessary capital stock has been
subscribed, and.the gentlemen in.
4 teres ted 'will hold a meeting to-
; morrow for the purpose of organ
! izing a company and to take steps
to have the same incorporated,
Further naviculars will be eiven
A new lodge of I. O. O. F. will
be organized at Thomasville. to
night by District Deputy T. L.
Moore and a dozen or more mem
bers of the Lexington lodge, as-
sisted by several, brethren from
the High Point Lodge, Deputy
Moore and his fellow-workers will
o over to Thomasville this after
The Courier says that at Van
Amburg'8 circus, which recently
exnibited at Asneboro, "one or
two substantial farm rs, old men,
lost $500 to $600 in fooling with
other men's tricks at the fair last
Saturday, practically the savings
or a lite time. Liet it be a warn-
ing to one add all never monkey
h another man's trick."
ieking Intonation of Ancestors.
H. S. Barger, of Woodleaf, was
. in the city Saturday and was mak
ing inquiries in regard to his an
cestors, who came to this country
long years ago, settling first in
Texas and afterwards coming to
Rowan. Mr. Barger's ancestors
were known as Jacob, Zwingli and
uavia xserger. a.) aiso wants n
' formation concerning Gen. Bar
ger, who served in tne revolution
ary war. Any information con
cerning any of these parties will
..be greatly appreciated by Mr.
ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
Mr. Lentz Will Move to Salisbury Horse
has Lockjaw Two Marriages.
Stanly Enterprise, Nov. 2.
Enconraeinff renorts from the
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corn crop are coming in
. It is far
better in" this section
thought for awhile.
The friends of Mrs. J. W. Efird
will regret to learn that she is very
sick with fever. A trained nurse
will be secured to attend her.-
At the home of the bride's pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. THomas r.
Kirk, on last Wednesday evening,
Oct. 25th, Daniel C. Still and Miss
Ruth Kirk were united in mar
riage. C. C. Lentz, of Palmerville, who
formerly lived in this place, was
in this place a few days ago, and
says that he is preparing to move
his family to Salisbury, where they
F. E. Starnes has bought 25 feet
fronting on Main street, and next
spring will erect a handsome two
story brich building thereon, next
door to the Smith-Biles building.
R, C. Kirk, the clever carrier on
rural free delivery route No. 1, has
a horse which developed a case of
tetanus, or lock-iaw. Veterinary
Surgeon Griffin, of Concord, was
over to doctor the faithful animal,
and it is now getting along nicely.
A happy young couple of this
piac surprised their, parents and
friends by going before Rev. U. F.
Hatcock on Saturday evening and
having the Gordian knot tied,
They were Miss Minnie Cooper
and Matthew M. Almond.
Trouble for the Rovai ArcaotiiD.
Owing to the increase in rates,
the Royal Arcanum, oue of tne
oldest ind best of the fraternal in
surance orders, is now in a struggle
for its existence. Last Wednesday
morning Sheriff Julian served an
injunction and summons on W. L.
Kluttz, treasurer of the Salisbury
council, No. 272, Royal Arcanum,
restraining him from paying out
any moneys nor in his hands, the
property of the Royal Arcanum
also notifying him to appear m
Charlotte on the fourth Monday
in this month to be present at the
next term of Mecklenburg's supe
rior court, when a suit brodght by
Judge Armistead Burwell and
A- G- Brenizer. for the re
covery of moneys paid in as dues,
amounting to about $1,100 each.
The result of this suit is of the
greatest importance, not only to
the Royal Arcanum, but to al
similar orders. If these gentle
men can secure the return of the
amounts paid in by them, then i
stands to reason all others can do
so also, and this practically means
the end of fraternal insurance so
Five Generations in One Pictan.
Mrs. Ellen Lackey, of Stoney
Point, N. C, accompanied by Miss
Belle Beckham, is visiting Mrs. L
Fink. Mrs. Lackey is Mrs. Fink'
grandmother, and is nearly 80
years of age, but she is still quite
spry for one of her years. During
Mrs. Lackey's visit here Mrs. Fink
pronoses to have an interesting
photograph made of a group of
members of her immediate fami
ly, which will consist of five gene
rations, as follows:
1. Mrg. Lackey.
2. Mrs. Broadway.
3. Mrs. Fink.
4. Miss Rose Fink and Mrs. Jas.
5. Mrs. Drv's children.
The union smoker held last Wed
nesday night was well attended
and much enjoyed by those pres
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
Ernest Scott Escapes in Sight of the Peni
tentiaryMrs. Lewis Black Dead.
Concord Times, -ov. 3rd.
L. A. Talbirt has sold out his
grocery business to R, H. Patter
son, who has taken charge.
Neal Brumley, of No. 2 town
ship, was married last Sunday
morning to Miss Mat tie Simon, of
Mecklenburg county. The cere
mony was performed by R.ev. J.
Mrs. Lewis Black, of George
ville, died in a Baltimore hospital
last Wednesday. She went to a
Greensboro hospital three or four
weeks ago to have an operation
performed for cancer, and about
two weeks ago was taken to Balti
more. She was before marriage
Miss Varina Barrier, daughter of
M. F. Barrier, and was a most ex
cellent woman. She leaves a hus
band and five children, and was
about 25 years of age.
Last Wednesday Henry Trout
man, of Albemarle, and his broth
er, George Troutman, were in Con
cord and started home in the af
ternoon. When they were going
down the Lipe hill, about three
miles from town, the breast
strap broke and tne norses ran
away. In some way the tongue
pierced the side of one of the
horses and inflicted a wound from
which the animal died in about
half an hour. Mr. Troutman said
he would not have taken $250 for
Sheriff J, F. Hf U. left last
Tuesday morning for rrn, hav
ing in ei wp Ernest Scott, col
ored, who at : jist court was sent
enced to tm years in the peniten
tiary. Tne tram was late, and on
its arrival a little after 5 o'clock
the Sheriff started with Scott to
bhe State prison. The Negro was
handcuffed, and to the cuffs was
attached a chain about eight feet
long, Sheriff Harris having hold
of the other end. They were walk
ing down .the railroad track, and
just as they were approaching the
penitentiary the Negro in some
way slipped the chain off the cuffs
and ran. Mr. Harris was, of course,
taken by surprise, but started af
ter the fleeing Negro. As he did
so, ne sprained ms leg, ana tnis
handicapped Kim in the chase.
He yelled to Scott to stop, or he
would kill him; but he W6u aght
on. He got into a bunch of weeds
and soon disappeared. No blame
attaches to Sheriff Harris in this
matter, as the same thing would
have happened to any man. JJb
offers $50 for the recapture of the
Rev. J. H. Wilson Resigns.
Owing to the resignation of the
pastor, Rev. J. H.; Wilson, St.
John's Lutheran church of this
city is again without a pastor.
Ifcey. Wilson offered his resigna
tion to the phurch council last
Wednesday night. He has beer, a
resident of Salisbury for about
three years, and. has made many
warm friepds here, who will regret
to hear of his intention to leave,
Saved by Dynamite.
Sometimes, a flaming city is
saved by dynamiting a space that
the fire can't cross. Sometimes,
a .cough hangs on so long, you feel
as if nothing but 4ynamite woulol
cure it. Z. T. Gray, GalhonnGa.,
writes: "My wife had a Very agr
gravated cough. which kept her a
wake nights. Two physicians
couli not help herj so she took
Dr. King's Ifew Discovery for Con?
sumption, Coughs and Colds,
which eased her, cough, gave her
sjeep, and finally -cured her."
Strictly scientific cure for bron
chitis and La Grippe. .At all drug
stores, price 50c and $1.00; gua
ranteed. Trial bottle free.
UOCKSYILIE AXD DAVIE COUHTY.
Board of tnilustrral Icprovements Elects
MocksvlUe botirier, &ov. 2. .' ":
E. E. Huntfjr,, left' Tuesday
eveninsr for Thomasville. where he
goes to keep oobkS for the Thom
asville Chair So, ;
J. S. Walkfrof Black Moun
tain, is filling;:Mr. McGlamery's
place at thdidejpot until Mr. Mc
Glamery recoyers from his recent
A. L. BettJjvof ,the Mocksviile
Cabinet Works, left for Yadkin
ville today with the counters and
furniture for jihe Bank of. Yadkin,
which he has just completed. The
Bank of Yadkip will open for bus-
iness next Mondav. the 6th dav of
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Mrs. Ida NaU went to Clemons-
ville last weekto meet her cousin,
Mrs. Maud Taylor Turner, who
was on her way to India as a mis
sionarv. She sails from New York
the 4th of November, and from
Bombay willH.be carred 800 miles
into the interior.
J. M. Garwood died at his resi-
dence near vFork Church, this
county. Mohday night, October
80th, in the 6401 '"year ;f. hisage.
Mr. Garwood had been in bad
health for some months past. lie
was a good farmer and a good cit
izen, and will be greatly. missed in.
his neighborhoods His remains
were buried at Jprk Church ceme
tery Wednesday November 1st.
The Board of Industrial Im-
provements metat the courthouse
monaay nigniana eiecwa omcers
for one yearhe following were
W. iv. AJiement, aeereiaryj x. a. i
Byerly, treasurer. The board will
meet every 1st and 8rd Monday
nights of each mouth.
At the advanced age of 84 years
Robert Rse died at the home of
his son, Boone Rose, in Winston,
on Sunday. October 9, 1905, from
the effect of a paralytiqtroke that
i no j r J
ne Bunereu boiqb Dime ago. sa.i.
Rose was born and raised here and
lived here the greater portion of
nis long life. He was a son of the
late Berry Rose, who. for a long
while was clerk of the court of this
. N. S. May, of Yadkin county,
was in town Wednesday on his way
to Salisbury and dropped in to see
us. Mr. May tells us that Sheriff
White, of Yadkin, made a raid a
few days ago on blockaders and
succeeded in capturing seven bar
rels of brandy, two two-horse wa
gons and teams and two men.
This happened in the Nebo sec
tion of the county The sheriff
turned the brandy over to the in-
ternal revenue offjcers.
W. J. Leach, of Salisbury, vis
ited the county last week, and
while here dropped in to see us
au4 subscribed to the Courier.
Mr. Leach showed us a razor that
was the property of Beal Ijames,
the father of the late Beal Denton
Ijames, That makes the razor
considerably oyer 100 years old,
Mr. keaoh tells us that it is very
fine metal and does duty every
weekr and will shave two months
A Bank for Cleveland.
Te Merchants and farmer's
Bank is the name of a bank re
ceiving a pharter to do business at
Cleveland, this coupty. The por
poratoys are: B. A. Knox, J, A.
Lyerly, R. M. Rosebro and p. P.
Dellinger. . The capital stogk ;a
$0,00p, with $$,000 paid in." The
charters for this bank and Salis
bury's new bank have been
STATESYILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY.
A Robbery at Eufola A Typical Horse
TradeUanTs Persistent Posterity.
Statesville Landmark , Nov. 3rd.
Misses Callie, Laura and Marga
ret Foard gave a reception Tuesday
evening at their home in Cleve-
land in honor of visitors
A very pretty home wedding
took place Wednesday evening at
7 o'clock at the home of J.) L.
Shepherd, 628 Elm street, when
his daughter, Miss Macie, became
the bride of James F. Harbin. I
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The Confederate monument that
will be erected in the courthouse
yard was shipped from Barre, Yt.,
October 27th. and if there is no
delay on the road it will probably
arrive here about the 10th. It will
probably be put up by-the 20th.
The grand jury retuned a tjrue
bill for murder in the case of Jas
Shuford, colored. This is the kill
ing in Davidson township last sum
mer, and Jim Summers, colored,
was the victim, Shuford escaped
and has never been taken.
Ex-Judge A. L. Coble returned
Wednesday night from Alamance
county, where he went Monday to
attend the funeral of his brother,
J. J. Coble, who died at his home
in Asheville Monday. The re
mains were interred Wednesday at
Low's Lutheran church.
On a back lot in town Wednes
day two men swapped the frames
of what at -one time mav have been
d hotgb and then one of tbem
pufe up whftt he got in the deftl ftfc
auctioDf and BOid rame haiter and
f &ted with the price, too.
Robberb broke into Stewart
Bro.'s' store at Eufola Tuesday
night and took $4 or $5 from the
money drawer, a half barrel of ci
der and a few other things of not
much value. Chec&g to the amount
of twenty odd dollars that were in
the cash drawer were not dis
turbed, Entrance was effected
through the door with an axe, No
clue hps been obtained to the
Deputy Sneriff J. W. Ward, went
to Graham, Alamance county,
Monday night after Banks Holt,
colored, who had been arrested
and jailed there, and returned
with his prisoner Tuesday. Holt
is wanted here on the charge of
shooting his wife, who was at that
time cooking for Mrs. Mitchell,
who lives on Walnut street, about
one year ago.
The remains of LaFayette Pat
tersbn, who died at Cleora", La.,
Monday morning, as mentioned in
Tuesday's landmark, arrived here
yesterday morning and were taken
to the home of the parents of the
deceased Mr. and Mrs. . D. Pat-;
j. . ou. i i
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4ne interment wm taKe piaqe to-
Pnow 5reek Methodist
A bold theft was committed Sat
urday night when some one-a son
of Ham, presumably stole seven
chickens from a coop that was on
the sidewalk near J. P. Phifer's
store. The theft was committed
before Mr. Phifer closed for the
night, and he discovered his" loss
when he. began moving his things
p. &e tound nis coop in the al
ley by his Store, a little removed
frnm, the street, but the chickens
had been removed.
Jury Graham., colored who lives
onthe Steyenaan plaee, southwest
of Statesville, bought a mule from
Fred Conger Wednesday, went to
a fnneral that afternoon, got ho.ro
late, and hitched the mule until he
I could change his now-and-thens to
H. E. RUFTY KILLS J. M. CONNELL.
Rufty Attacked in His Store, Shoots Antag
onist, Claims Self-Defense and 6ives
Spencer seems determined at ail
hazard to hold a prominent posi
tion in the lime light of publicity J
and, we might add, under the cir
cumstances she is welcome to all
A tragedy was enacted there Fri
day night which began in folly
and ended in death. It took place
between H. E. Rufty, of the firm
of Rufty & Hedrick, merchants
of Spencer, and J. M. Counell, a
popular engineer oh the Yadkin
railroad. Mr. Rufty is also a
popular young man, and went to
Spencer from Gold Hill about two
- The firm of Rufty & Hedrick
had just decided to do business on
a cash basis, when Mr. Gonnell
came along and jwanted to pur
chase a pair of shbes and have the
same oharged. Mr. Rufty told
him that the firm was now doing
business on a cash basis, and that
an account could! not be opened
with any one. .Mr. Council- was
drinking, and would not hear" to
anything, but insisted on having
the shoes. This persistence brought
on a quarrel and finally force.
Mr. Connell is a much larger, and
stronger man, and was getting the
better of the fight, haying Mr.
Rufty poshed baok on a refrigera
tor when the fatal shot" was fired.
The ball entered Mr. ConueH's
bowells and lodged. This ended
the contest, and the wounded man
left the store; but had gone only a
short distance when he fell. He
was picked up and carried into
Gorman &. Green's -jewelry store
and f physicians slt' for, -when all
possible efforts were made to save
his life; but, after hours of hard
work, their efforts were, without
avail, and at o'clock , Saturday
morning eath claimed a victim.
Mr. Council became conscious
once or twice, but did uot speak
of the trageay, r
After the shooting Mr. Rufty
went home and told his wife of
the affair and then notified the
officers, who went after and placed
him in jail.
Mr. Rufty, retained Senator
Overman, Ex-Congressman Kluttz
and L. H. Clement. Eho.. and
asked to be given his liberty.
The preliminary trial was held
before Justice) of the Peace J. C.
Kesler Monday moornisg, Mr. Ruf
ty's lawyers appeariug for him
and Solicitor Hammer appearing
for the State. After hearing the
evidence in detail, as substantially
given above, Mr. Kesler fixed the
bond at $2,00)0, which. was imme
diately given and Mr. Rufty was
J. M, Oonneu was the son of
Mr. and Mrs. W. C, Connell,
well-to-do family of Pleasant Hill,
la small neighborhood near Hen-
laersonviiie. in. u. - his ramais
wfiTA , , Mfl n1, . . a.
urday, where the funeral took
place and the interment was
his rough-and-readies. The mule
got frightened ata train and broke
away, and the next Jury saw of his
recent purchase were broken, re
mains and grease spots on Bostian
bridge yesterday morning. The
mule strayed upon the bridge and
a train came along, and the remain
ing part of what was left 6f him was
found some CO feet from the end.
Jury came back to town yesteiday
and tokhhis tale of woe to J. A.
Conner, who helped him purchase
the mule, and when the matter
was laid before Mr. Conger he
promply gave Jury another mule,
relying upon bis ability to. recover
from the railroad,'
MISS MITCHELL'S WILL.
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Bulk of Estate Goes to Foreign Missions,
Remainder Divided Among Relatives.
Rev. Dr. Howard Summerell, of
Norfolk ; Dr! Mitchell Summerell,
of Rowan county; Mrs:A.M. Coit
and Mrs. John Wakefield, of Con
cord, and Mrs. Jos. Chamberlain,
of Raleigh, were here yesterday in
regard to the estate of the late
Miss M, E.Mitcheil, who died last
week. The persons named, except
Mrs. Wakefield, are nephews and
nieces of Miss Mitchell. Mrs,
Wakefield, who is' the wife of the
Rev. John Wakefield and the
daughter of Mrs. Coit, is a great
niece of the deceased.
1 Miss Mitchell left a will-and
named Mrs. Wakefield as execu
trix. The will was drawn Septem
ber 14th. The testatrix states at
the qutset that, inasmuch as she
once offered to engage in foreign
mission work and then afterward
thought best to withdraw the of
fer, she held her property in trust,
as it were, for foreign missions.
Therefore $5,000 is bequeathed to
the executive committee of for
eign missions of the Presbyterian
Church, to be used for the foreign
mission work of the Southern Pres
The second bequest is $1,000-;
$500 each to Elliott Mitchell
aeu auu oamuei i&icnard ; Asne.Hrn
children of the testatrix's deceased
sister, Mary Ashe. v v
The four children ot her de
ceased sister, Ellen H. Summerell
Revi Dr. Howard Summerell.
Dr. Mitchell Summerrell, Mrs. A.
M. Coit and Mrs. Jos. Chamber-
ain are given $2,00Q $500 each.
To Dr. Howard andWMikhell
Summerell and Mis. Einilie Mc
Gilvary Orr the testatrix
books, to be divided insue!
ner us they may agree upp
wearing apparel and her
are. leit to her niece.
and to Mrs. L J, McLe
left certain personal effi
reau, glassware, etc,
To the four nephews
of the Summerell fami
all the carpets, furnit
ware, pictures, etc., and diljec
are given for division amon
four. All other personal property
is left solely to Mrs. Coit.
The house and lot on" Wdifc End
avenue is left tp Mrs. McLelland
for her use during her lifetime if
she continues to reside here ; but
if she goes elsewhere or remarries,
her estate ceases. It is the wish
of the testatrix that Mrs. Wakei
field, should she be left a widow
and her mother, Mrs. Coit, shoul
have a home in the residence ; also
Mrs. Wakefield's children until
they are 21. When these interests
cease the property is to be sold
and the proceeds given to foreign
missions . Statesville
A Directory for Sallsbnry and Spencer.
A directory for Salisburv:an4
Spencer is now being, preparedbjpllp,
James A. Keeves. Mr. Reeves
now gathering matter for it in the
way of advertising, names, etc.
Along with this work he expects
to have an up-to-date census re
report. As there has been no reli
able census report of either Salis
bury or Spencer since 1900, this
will add much interest to the
forthcoming directory. A consid
erable increase in population is
manifest. , .
A series of highly-interesting;,
meetings have been in progress ai ;
the First Baptist church sincei- ;
Monday. Rev, C. J. Thompson,.
of Durham, is assistme the;Das r
tor, Kev. W. H. Rich. These serv rji :4
ices will continue throughout' the
week. Prof. A., M. Wilson hag.
charge of the obeir. . r?
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