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. 1 O A"-e.. Newspaper Published in th6 Interest of the .Pwple and for in Governmental Affairs.
Vol. III. No. 4.
Wm, H. Stewart, Editor.
LEXINGTON AND DAYIDSOM COUNTY.
CONCORB AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
THE LYERLY MURDER TRIAL.
S1ATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY.
ALBEUARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
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Te Anend Town Charter. Pasters Ctinge
f : oewLccatioiisr -
Lexington Dlapatcb, January, ind
The next legislatare will be ask
ed to amend the charter of 1 the
town of Lftxiugtoii. This was of
. ficially determined at a meeting of
the -eom laksioners Monday after
noon whn the committee appoint
ed to draft the amendment made
their report and the same was ac
cepted. Among other things, the
amendment wili provide for the
- election of a mayor and commis
sioners every two years, instead
of auLuallv. as at present. The
amendment will also giv? the com
i missioners the authority to bor
row money for street improve
ments. It will also authorize the
, town of Lexington to conduct an
electric power plant and water
system. When the bill enlarging
the incorporation of the town was
passed, a slight error was made,
leaving out a small strip of prop
erty running v from the Nolcomis
mill to Center street, and the pro
posed1 amendment includes this
property in the incorporate limits,
as it was formerly intended to be
included The amended charter
also- prohibits the increasing of
the salary of any official or em
ploye of the town during the term
of office to winch; said official or
employe was elected or appointed.
The papers have been saying
many witty things about the late
ness of the trains, but a Lexington
darkey hit it off better than any
when, in speaking of tram No. 12
which was -hours late one night
. last week, on which he doubtless
exted his Christjrias-JS?hitkey7
he said it was "nol-prossed."
Rev.Veffi Lanniug, of Denton,
is wanted as pastor in the eastern
part of the state at a salary double
what he is getting now. He will
probably visit the field at an
early date. He can make no de
cision before going.
Bev. WT H. Causey and famllyi
left Monday for Concord, where
Mr. Causey goes to become pastor
of Trinity Reformed church. He
has served the Upper Davidson
charge for several years most ac
ceptably and leaves with the
warmest wishes.bf his people.
"Rib work heretofore has embraced
Bethany, Pilgrim, Hebron and
Buelah churches. Rev. Mr. Cau
sey is a splendid man personally,
and is a very able preacher.
1st Sergeant Walter P. Doby,
qfthe Lexington Rifles, has re
ceived notice of his appointment
as a'special officer of the mounted
police department of the Powha
tan Guard, during the Jamestown
, Exposition, Only ex-soldiers are
eligible to this position. Mr.
Doby served three years irk the
army and has been a member of
the " national guard for several
years, He will accept the James
town position and will go tpNor-
folk in a few weeks to acquaint
himself with the duties ot his po
The Senator is getting himself
5Hp much trouble by attempt iug
toauare his hatred of President
Roosevelt with his convictions as
to the iustioe of the President's
acts Chattanooga Tims.
y Bai StoaacliTrfiBWe CBred
Having been sick for the past
two pears with a bad stomach
trouble, a friend gave me a doSel
of .Chamberlain's Stomach" and
Liver Tablets. They did me so
much good that I bought a botth
of them and have used twelve,
bottles in all. Today I am well
of "a bad stomach ; trouble. Mrs
-John L6we, Coop e r, . M a i n e.
These tablets' are for sale by Jas.
PJ ummer, Salisbury, and Spencer
Serleuslf Hurt by a Mad : Ball. County
; RomiD Veri Ban Condition.
Concord Times, January 4th.
Dan V Kfimminger, a well
known citizen of 11 township, had
a narrow escape from death on
last Wednesday afternoon. He
was at Geo. C. Heglar's when the
latter's big bull made at him,
sticking his' horns in Mr. Krim
minger's stomach. The flesh was
torn open by the mad animal and
the lower rib broken. Had the
bull's horn's gone a little deeper,
Mr. Krimminger could not" have
escaped death. His wounds were
promptly dressed by Dr. Young.
and Mr, Krimmmger is now: get
ting along all right.
Mrs, Dovie Spears, who. lived at
the corner of Spring and Buffalo
streets, died last Wednesd ay
afternoon. Her death was the re
sult of old age, she being 92 years
Eli Eagle, who went to Greens
boroto attend the Holiness con
vention, has returned, and says
he enjoyed himself to the fullest
rxtent. Liberty X Roads corres
Rev. J. Walter Simpson, pastor
of the A. R P. Church here and
it Bessemer City, is seriously ill.
His brother, Dr. Simpson, of Rock
Hill, is , here visiting him Mr.
Simpson's many friends will earn
estly wish for his recovery.
Rev. J. L. Morgan seems pretty
well satisfied with his past year's
work. The exercises at his church
were of a very gratifying nature.
The young people of our village,
and the young ladier in particu
lar, deserve credit for the pleas
ant time snven the children, audi
the Sunday school has been given
much encouragement by them,
and we all feel that we ought to
appreciate their efforts and I
think we all do. Enochville cor
The country roads are said to
be in the worst fix ever known at
this season of the year. At Cold
Water Creek on the Mt. Pleasant
road the road is almost impas
A Braie Boy.
At Lenoir, N. C, a few days
since four or five prisoners made
an attempt to break jail, but were
prevented "by the cool presence of
mind displayed by young Wilford
Smith, the 16-year-old son of the
sheriff. The jailer himself was
not at homo and Young Smith
and his sister were giving the
prisoners their supper. The boy
had locked himself inside the
cage, but had the keys with him
Prisoner noticing this fact) made
an attempt to get the ,ieys away
from him, but the boy bravely
struggled to the iron gate and
threw the bunch of keys out be
tween the bars, leaving himself
locked up with the disappointed
men. The sister screamed for
help and in two or three minutes
a good crowd of people was on the
cence. The men were then all
locb din cells. Monroe Inquir
Froo fhs Antilles. Gfaaialwlains Cough
Reaeiif Benefits a City Gonnciiaan at
Kingston, Jaiaaica. - ,
Mr. W. O'Reilly P garty, who
iaa member of the City Council
at Kingston, Jamaica, West In
dies, writes as follows: "One
bottle of Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy had good effect on
cough that was giving me trouble
and- I think I should " have been
more quickiyj relieved if I had
continued the remedy. That it
was beneficial and quick iii re
lieving? me-there is no doubt and
it is my intention to obtain an
other bottle." For sale by Jas:
Plummer, Salisbury, and Speu-
oer Pharmacy, Spenoer, lvv ;
Considerable Specnlation Indyiged In as
to the Ootcoine. ; v.
The negroes, charged with com
phcity md the Lverly murders
at Barber's Junction lasteummer,
will be tried at Stanly court next
Those accused are Delia, the
widow of Jack Dillingham; who
was unlawfully hung . at . Salis
bury, with Nease Gillespie, and
Henry Gillespie and George Ir
vm, ana they are here in the
Mecklenburg county jail.
There is considerable specula
tion as to the result of the trial
of these negroes. Men who have
studied negroes do not believe
that as shrewd a negro as Nease
Gillespie would have taken a pack
of women and boys with him to
commit such a dastardly crime as
the one that was done in Rowan,
Those who forget their prejudice
against the negro dp not believe
that the women had anything to
do with the murder of the Lver-
lys. It - is pretty . generally be
lieved that the guilty negores died
at the ends of the lychers' ropes
at Salisbury. Therefore the in
terest in the coming cases is very
insignificant -Charlotte Observer.
The 'Unwritten Law."
We boast of the supreme maj
esty of the law ; we prate of jus
tice and demand that it be given
all men and yet we carefully
and zealously guard what we
deem an inalienable right the
privilege of applying, when it
suits our purpose, an unwritten
law which is lawlessness.
The same spirit that moves a
jury to acquit an injured 'hus
band or an injured wife, is the
spine that moves mobs to hang
men who are safely held in jails ;
the same spirit that applies the
torch to the fagots that burn to a
crisp the, tremblin g wretch
pinioned to a stake and th
newspapers cry but in thunder
tones against the wild mob s ao
tion but no word when another
criminal is turned loose bv a
spirit as lawless as that which
ruled the mob of man burners.
You cannot say that unwritten
laws should obtain. You cannot
in safety say that the law, in
certain cases must be cast aside,
for when you do you commence
to undermine the very foundation,
stones of society and pretty soon
in the course, of ' years; the Un
written law wlrch today may ap
ply today to but two or three
cases, will apply to many. And
when that, reign is on, law be
comes palsied he Iplees and it
is hit or miss whether the just or
the unjust be 'punished. Pair
Wilson Dispensary. Clears $30,000.
, Wilson, Jan. 4. The Wilson
dispensary during the year just.
6nded made at; profit, of $30,000.
Of this amount -$13,500 goes to
the town & similar amcunt to the
county ahd$8;000 to the State for
taxes, v The profits for the year
preceding were a few thousand
less. Special the The Observer. . -
Tfee GIiarQlng Woaai
is. not necessarily .ore of perfect
form and features. Many a plain
woman who could never serve as
an artist's model, possesses those
rare qualities that all the :: .'world
dmires neatness; clear ey e s,
clean smooth skin- &h d th a t
sprightlinesB' Of action x and-Step
that accompahj good health.- A
physically 7 weak . wcTman'is never;
attractive, jBven to herself. Elec
tric Bitters restore weak women,
give strong nerves, "bright eyes,
8 month, velvety skinj beautiful
cqmplexion. Guaranteed . by all
druggists. ; 60c. '" ".' '''
The Installation Senicis Were Very Inter
r I estingj anil Inpresslie.
Last night in 'the Second Pres
byteryian church , in the pres?
ence of a large congregation, Rey.
Rol5et D Coit was ordainedf to
the ministry of . the Presbyterian
church, and was installed as co
pastor of the Second church, Mr.
Coit has been assisting the pas
tor, Rev. Martin D. Hardin, D.
D., and he has already won the
confidence. 4nd high regard of the
congregation, and he has done an
excellent worx. He is a young
man of well-trained intellect audi
consecrated life. a. young man
who, wherever lie is known, is re-
cognized as a young man who
commands confidence on account
of hisV consistent Christian life.
He is a Christian " worker of eri-
erg7uancl earnestness, and will
no doubt be a valuable addition
to the Presbyterian, forces of the
city 1 Mr. Coit preached his in
stallation Bermon yesterday morn
ing, his message being directed
especially to the officers and the
teachers of the church and Sun
day school, and to all other
Rey A. R. Shaw conducted the
ordination and installation ser
vices, and was assisted in the lay
ing on of hands, in ordaining the
the young minister, by Rev. M.
U. Hardin, Rev. Alexander Mar
tin and J. C. McNeely. The
charge to the pastor, in the in
stallation service, was delivered
by Mr Martin, and Mr. Shaw de
livered the charge to the people.
Charlotte Observer 7th,
Raleigh, Jan. 8. Governor
Glenn today said that he would
first investigate the statement of
Congressman Blackburn to the ef
fect that he, Blaokburn, was not
responsible .for the charge' that
the Governor was guilty of cor
ruption in connection with the
school book award, before decid
ing finally what criminal action
should be taken.
"As the ' matter stands now,"
Said Governor Glenn, Mr. Black
burn has denied that he gave out
the letter containing the accusa
tions, but I am advised that it
was furnished the press, by the
private secretary of the congress
man. Mr. Blackburn's retraction
does not end the matter, so far as
I am personally concerned."
A Smart Son.
J hn was at home from college
to- spend his vacation, and the
family were gathered around the
supper table to hear him give an
account . of himself. He had
expounded at length Darwin's
Descent of Man and the theory
of evolution in general, at which
the home people seemed very
"Yes pa,". he concluded, "you
are descended from a monkey;
and a long time ago your ahcesr
tors swung by their tails from the
trees in the forest."
Hbw onnatural," . ventured
the timidmother, to whom these
new doctrines were little short of
' Wal, I dunno, . said the old
man, as he leaned forward to take
another piece of ham from the
dish, and" then resumed, between
intervals of deliberate munching,
"I dunno, I dunno. - Mebby it
uhv4 no more onnatural than to
have a jaekass for a son." Ex.
The Price of Peace, :
' The terrible itching and smart
ing. incident to certainK skin dis
eases, is almost instantly allayed
by applying Chamberlain's Salve
Price 25 cents. For. sale by Jas.
Plummer, Salisbury, and Spencer
Pharmacy, Spencer, si. U.
Industries to be Writtee op. Hnegry ban
StatesYllle Landmark, January 1st
License was issued Saturday for
the marriage of Jno. Wesley
White and Miss Maggie Gilbert,
both of Alexander county. Li
cense was issued yesterday for W.
S. Pool and Miss Molly Reavis.
v The New Year was Welcomed in
StatetiJle withithe vxlqsion of
fireworks and ringirig jd 'bells
the explosives sedff being largely
in excess t)f those at Christmas.
The watch night service at the
Methodist church was largely at
tended. Fayette Byers and John Brad
Shaw, two. negroes employed at
the depot, were before Mayor
Steele Wednesday and were bound
to court in $50 bonds for assault
with deadly weapons. Byers was
also tried for being drunk and dis
orderly at the depot and was sent
to the chain gang for 80 days.
The directors of the Imperial
Furniture Company met yester
day and declared a dividend of 8
per centfor the past year. The
annual meeting of the stockhold
ers of this company will be held
on the 10th.
Sunday afternoon while Mr.
and Mrs. J. H. Rockwell, who
live on Kelly street, were in their
sitting room, some one entered
the premises fromthe rear, the
door being unlocked, and took
from the dining-room i table a
choice cake, a part of which had
been eaten, half pound of cheese
and some beaten biscuit. -There
was another cake, ham, and va
rious add sundry other things on
the table. Whether the thief was
simply modest or whether he was
frightened away before he could
take more is a question.
All manufacturing enterprises
in Statesville, of any kind what
ever, great and small, are asked
to send at once to Mayor Steele
the name of the enterprise, how
long in business, the capital
stock, etc. Only a brief state
ment is desired but this may in
clude an idea of the business done
if the manufacturers wish to give
it. A brief write-up of States
ville is to be made for an indus
trial magazine and the informa
tion is desired for the article.
The statament must be furnished
not later than Friday. Give it
attention at once.
For Complimentary Vote For Senator.
Washington, Jan. I. Congress
man Spencer Blackburn has shied
his castor into the ring, and will,
it is reported here, make an effort
to-secure the complimentary vote
of republican members of the leg
islature for the Senate. Spencer
B. Adams and Marion Butler, as
hitherto stated, are aspirants for
the honor, but they are handi
capped by reason of the fact that
most Of the republican members
of the legislature come from the
western counties, where republi
cans generally- are aligned on the
Long Liie tbe King!
is the popular cry throughout
European countries ; while in
America, the cry of the present
day is Long live Dr. King's New
Discovery, King of Throat .and
Lung Remedies!" of which -Mrs.
Julia Ryder, Paine, Truro, Mass.,
saysrIt never fails to gve im
mediate relief and to quickly cure
a cough or cold." Mrs, Paihe's
opinion is shared by a majority
of the inhabitants of this coun
try New Discovery cures weak
lungs and - sore , throats after all
other remedies have failed ; and
for coughs andicolds it's the on
ly sure cure, Guaranteed by all
druggists, 6o and $1.00, Trial
bottle free, ,
They Want an Antl-ng Law. Negroes to
be Tried for Lyeriy Unrder. -
Stanly Enterpriie. January 3rd.
Representative Eddins is a man
who will be guided by his best
judgment as to what is right, and
we do not care to anticipate or
suggest steps to be taken by him
mthe legislature. But, to quiet
the doubting Thomaes, we feel
assured that Stap'y will be re-:
stored to the p: rotection of iihe
anti-jug law and that no Demo
crat j however much ''he may like
liquor and the liquor trafficwill
desert the party two years from
now on account thereof..: Thel
county needs this piece of legisla
tion, and there are hundreds of
good people in Stanly who will
welcome the day when the jug
train is cut -ff.
The criminal term of our Su-
peior court will convene January
14th, with Judge Moore, presid-
ing, lhe chief interest will be.
that of the three negroes, George
Irwin, Delia Dillingham and Hen
ry Gillespie, who are charged with
complicity in the murder pf the,
Lyerly family at Barber Junction
last July. The case will call
forth ho special demonstration,
and that the negroes will receive
a fair trial goes without saying.
John P. Morris, of Palestine, '
died on December 23rd, and was
buried in Montgomery county on
the following Tuesday,
The law firm of Hatcher and
Honeycutt has. dissolved.. In the :
near future Mr. Hatcher will go
to Sals bury, but for the present
each member of the firm will con
tinue in business for himself . '-.
G. D. Palmer is home from
Kansas City where he graduated '
in a school for opticians. He
will enter his profession at once,
and may decide to make Alber-
j. Lee Pickler has sold his resi
dence in Eust Albemarle to Sher
iff J. D. Love and nnrchasftd tha
old home place two miles east of
town, where he movees his fami
ly this week.
To Rid Army ot Negroes.
Congress will be urged to rid
the army of all negro troops when
it next takes up the Brownsville
affair. Army officers tmd mem
bers of Congress are giving the
matter thought. Four regiments
would be affected. Tne sugges
tion grows out of the fact that
ever since the incident leading to
the discharge of the Brownsville
rioters a wave of crime seems to
have swept over all jthe negro
troops in the army. Washington
dispatch. - .
Filled by White Clerk.
Hattiesburg, Miss., Jan. 5.
The vacant clerkship in the Hat
tiesburg postoffice, to which the
negro, W. T. George, was appoint
ed has been filled by a white clerk.
George recently notified the post
office department that he feared
personal injurylf he accepted the.
Hattiesburg position. The vacan
cy was filled after George had
been notified to appear and failed
to respond. White residents of
Hattiesburg claim that George's
fear of violence was not well
A Cheap Piano.
is a worthless piece of furniture
after a few years use.J It destroys
a love for real music ind educates
and fosters a rag time musical
public. The Weaver Piano stands
for all that is noble and dignified
in piano music. Don't buy a
cheap piano if you can afford to
buy a Weaver Sold only by G,
W, Frir& Co., Salisbury, N..C.