Vol. II. No. 16.
Salisbury, N. C, Wednesday, Apvril II, 1906
Wm, H. Stewart, Editor.
IUUI6RANTS FOR THE SOUTH.
UGGKSYILU AND DAVIE COUNTY.
ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
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OUR HONOR ROLL GROWS.
STATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY.
The Right of the Sooth to Insist Upon Hai
V log Ncae Safe tiia
Bobert Be C. Ward in the tradesman, July
There are certain evils! which
will follow in the train of a whole- j
saie ana indiscriminate, distribu-
tion of alien immigrants which
the south will do well to consider.
io scatter among our rural com
mumties large numbers of aliens
. M I O
Whose standards of living are such
that they are willing to work for
tne lowest pOSSlDie Wage. IS tO OX-
pose our native population to a
competition which is distinctly
of living of our American farmers
intnemiaaie west are Beriousiy
At - i ' .
threatened by tne competition I
widelv we scatter the newer immi-1
wants, the more wideRnread will
be the effect of the competition
with the lower arade of alien in
denraaBA in th ! hirth
rate among the older native
can fathers and mothers, as the
late Gen. Francis A. Walker first
pointed out, and as leading au-
thorities have since reiterated,
naturally shrinks from exposing 1
their sons and daughters to com-
petition with those who are con- the 79 year of his age. The re
tented with lower wages and lower mains were laid to rest Saturday
standard of living ; and, therefore, with masonic honors at Joppa
these sons and daughters are never cemetery, which is the burial
tion of immigrants from southern
and eastern Europe, and from
Asia, throughout the south will I
hasten still more the replacement I
of the native by foreign stock, I
which, is already proceeding rapid
ly in the north.
.There is not time to take up in
any detalTtne Tfvidence, which
exists in abundance, ot tne nn-
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satisfactory, the unfit, the unde.
sireable character of much of our
present immigration. But there
are two opinions which bo accurate
ly describe existing conditions!
that they may well be quoted in
lieu of any other discussion. The '
first is that of the late Gen. Fran-
cis a. waixer, who, as superin
tendent of two United Stats cen
suses; had exceptional opportuni
ties to study immigration and its '
effects on the American people :
there was a rightful presumption
regarding the average immigrant
that he was among the most en-
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turous and courageous, of the com-1
munity from which he came. It j
required no smajl energy, pru-1
dfinr!A?.fnrftthoncrhf. and nainn to 1
conduct the inquiries relating to
his migration, to accumulate the
necessary means, and to find nisiciiies,- Dy iner couuptJi.11.1uu wuu-
way across the ' Atlantic. Today
the presumption is completely re-
versed. So thoroughly has the
continent of En rone been crossed I
by railways, so effectively has the
business of emigration there been
exploited, so much have the rates
of railroad fare and ocean passage
been reduced, that it is now among
the least thriftv and nrosnerous
members of any European com
iVli 4- V y-v Amioaali n.vn4.. I
finds hisliest recruiting ground.
Illnstration of the ease and facility
with which this pipe line immi-1
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gration is now carried on might!
be given in profusiou. - Hard
times here- mav momentarily
check the flw; but it will not be
permanently stopped so long as
any difference of economic level
exists between our. population and
that of the most degraded com
Of the artificial stimulation of
immigration by steamship agents
there is abundant evidenOe. It is
perfectly clear that trie race mi
gration. now going on from Europe
and Asia to the United States .; is
E. H. Pass Dead. A Cotton Association
Mockaville Courier, April 6tb.
CO. Moore Pres. of the North
Carolina divisou of the Soutnern
Cotton Association spoke to the
Dayie Oo farmers at the Court
wonge Tuesday; The. court
House on Tuesday;
room was well filled, the farmers
crave close attention ior uvi ui
honr a vote was taken to know
,f n -A nonntv wonid 'organize a
. . Aaaftl,:.t;on.. The ooinion
'..JWin favnrnf nrfrftniz.ncr
at once. Anexecutive committee
was elected and Prof. J, D. Hodges
was elected county organizer. He
will begin at oucelto organize dis-
trict or townships
clubs all over
Superior Court for this County
converted Monday morning
h.ia.honor Judge -;W. Ward, pre-
Biding and OOllCltor wm. v,.
Hammer; prosecuting. Judge
Wards ch5r8e to &rand 1?
short but excellent. He makes a
fine - presiding officer and made a
splendid impression on our people
aB a JUQge-
After U long illness, E. H. Pass
died at his residence 3 miles West
of town, last Tuesday morning in
people, among them being the
father of Daniel Boone the great
pioneer. M. Pass was a wonder-
fnl man in many respects. He
was born in Danville Va.. in 1827.
Has Stood the Test 25 Years
The old, original Grove's Taste
less Chill Tonic. You know what
you are taking. It is iron and qui
nine in a tasteless form. No cue,
no pay. ,50c.
not a J 'natural" move-
It is an artificial selection ,
by steamship agents, not of the
best but the worst element ot the
old world populations. ,
The second opinion which may
be quoted is that of Hon. Wil
liam Williams, lately commission
er of immigration at the port of
New York, than whom there can
be no better authority on the
character of our present immigra
tion, and who says that our immi
gration laws "do not reach a large
Kvl tt tsfj" i m rrt terra r f a urVirt
are generally undesirable
because unintelligent, or low vi
talityK of poor physique, abler to
Perform Only the cheapest kind
of manual labor, desirous of lo
eating almost exclusively in the
mg to reduce the standard of liv-
mg of the American wage-worker,
and unfit mentally or morally for
eood citizenship. I believe
that at least 200,000 (and probab
ly more) aliens came here (last
year) who, although they may be
able to earn a living, yet are not
wanted, will be of no benefit to
the country, and wilL on the
contrary, he a detriment, because
iUn! WAamtlA will anj 1 rTX7Ql"
our standards ; and. if these 200,-
000 persons could have been in
duced to stay at
not even those clamoring for more
labor, would have- missed them.
Their coming has been of benefit
chiefly, if no t on ly , to the transpor
tation companies which brought
1 them here, r Mr. Williams further
says that thousands of incoming
aliens are neither physically nor
mentally fitted to go to tha un
developed parts of our country,
and "do as did the early settlers
from northern Europe." Many
of bur recent immigrants are too
poor, too ignorant and too weak
to be ntteja joi.a successxui xarui'
(To be Continued. )
Ell ientz, of Rowao, Dead. More Wrecks
- on the YadKtn.
Stanly Enterprise, April 5th.' '
Anew freight line from Con
cord via M,t. Pleasant Hbb Albe-?
marie has been established. l
is known as the Big Four and con
siats of four mules and four
The poor service, on the
is responsible for the
establishment of the new route. I
Mrs. Eliza Jan 8 Whitley, wife
of the late Green D. Whitley, died
at the old home place at the
home of her son, near Big Lick,
last Friday and was laid to rest
the next day in the family grave
yard. She was 91 years, 7 months
and 5 days old. She was able to
get aout and work-until she was
80 years old. She was an estima
ble old lady and loved; by all who
knew her. Five children survive,
one of whom is Rebecca Curlee,
From Monday noon until this
morning, Albemarle people re
ceived no mail from the outside
world at all. A wreck on the
Yadkin freight near New London
Tuesday morning blocked the road
both ways, holding up both the
Whitney and Norwood passenger
trains. The Whitney train trans
ferred passsensers to this place
and Norwood late in the after-
noon, but lor some cause no mail
reached this place. Another
wreck followed yesterday morn-
mg, tne passenger tram reaching
this place about 10 o'clock last
night. The wrecks are nothing
of the usual order. No brie, was
hurt, but several cars were derail
ed and broken up, and consider
able damage to freight resulted.
Eli Lentz, aged $0 year and 9
months, died at home in Norwood
on Wednesday evening of last
week. Funeral services were con
ducted the following afternoon
from the Me'thodist church by
Rev. Stanford, his pastor. One
of the largest congregations that
ever assembled at a burial in
Norwood was present. Despite
the inclement weather, people
came from far and near. Loved
in life, he was .honored in death.
He was a native of R-.wan county,
but had been a resident I of this
for fifty years or more. He rear
ed a family of sons and daugthers
who have all grown into noble
manhood and womanhood. Of
fourteen children ten are now
living: Adolphus Lentz, of Salis
bury ; Jno. Lentz and Mrs. Frankie
Ingram, of Richmond; James
Lentz, of Winston; Mrs
Ivey, L. A,, C, A.,JL M,,
J, Lentz, of this c0unty,
K. Lentz, of Anson.
A Late Apple.
Our good' frieud Andrew Barge r
one of the finest old gentlemen in
the county, sant us an apple last
week that had just been removed
from a tree on his farm. He does
not know the name of it, but he
calls it a winter apple, a name
which is auite appropriate Mr.
Barger says it is a very common
occurance tor tnis tree -to nave
fruit on it during the holidays.
fc 18 very goon eating ana Keep
It. - , i j' l
ing appie. -
A Badly Burned Girl
or boy, man or woman, is quickly
out of "pain if Bucklen's Arnica
Salve is applied promptly. fx. J.
Wolch, of Tekunsha, Mich , says :
I use it m my family for cuts,
sores and all skin iniones, and
findlt perfect." Quickest Pile
cure known. Best, healing salve
made. 25c at all drd stores.
I hereby announce myself a
candidate for Countv Commis
sioner subieGt to the action ot the
Democratic primaries and con
yen tion. W, L. Kluttz.
Wants Foreigners to iie so Thick An Amer
ican Can't Get a Breath?
Lexington JMqpateh; April 4th.
Thomas B riles of ' Thomas
ville, spent Sunday in j China
Grove with his father and brother,
who have position swith the Rowan
Chair Co.- Rather singular, but
just as Mr. B riles arrived in Ohinal
Grove his brother Howard, f ell
out of a barn loft and broke his
right arm below the elbow. .He
had been playing with some other
boys and his foot slipped and
coiised him to fall out of the loft.
Howard came home Sunday night
and will spend sometime in the
city taking care of his arm.
The Lutheran congregation has
purchased a lot from Dr. Riley on
State street for a site for .the
Lutheran church. Rev. Fulen
wider tells ThejDispatch that it is
expected to begin work at once
and that the churchwilf be erect
ed this summer.
It is practically certain that the
people of Thomasville will vote at
their election of the 2nd of May
for the subscription of $75,000 of
stock in the Thomasville add Glen
Anna railway, to enable that road
to push through to Whitney.
J. W.I Boring has resigned as
cashier of the National Bank of
Lexingtcn and R. L. Burkhead,
who has been president has been
elected cashier to fill the vacancy,
AlsoiJ. W. Noell has been made
president to succeed Mr. Burk
head. 'Mr. Boring will go to
Georgia. near the city of Fitz
gerald, to look after some prop
A Winston dispatch last week
stated Marshal Carroll spent the
week in this county, Dayie and
Rowan, on the trail of people who
have not regarded the internal
revenue regulations. While on
his trip he made one dozen arrests
and the defendants gave bail for
their appearance at Federal court
at Greensboro and Statesville.
Rev. S. D. Swaim, whocomes
to Lexington from Cooleemee and
Jerusalem Baptist churches in
Davie county to serve Piney,
Reeds and Holloway ' churches in
this county, has purchased two
acres of land from Capt. F. C.
Robbins, and will begin tc build
a home about the first of next
The company organized to man
ufacture desks here has about
co'mpleted plans for one of the
most important industrial under
takings ever attempted in the
county. The manufacture of
roller top desks is only one thing
the company purposes to do. It
has decided to acquire 500 acres
of land lying two miles from town,
along the Southern railway. Part
of the property is well timbered
and will be cleared, the timber
being used in the manufacture ) of
desks. About 2o acres will be
used for the factory- site leaving
room along the railroad for addi
tional plants. On tne west side
oi tne railroad seventy nve acres
will be laid off in lots, 50x200
feet, and the company will build
houses for the operatives. These
will be sold to the working people
on the building and loan plan.
Anotner portion oi tract, also, on
the west of the railroad, adjoining
theLexington andSalisbury public
road, consisting of 200 acres will
be divided lnio o acre tracts on
which truck,- fruit and pbultry
will be producod. The operatives
for the desk -factory will cultivate
these little farms.- They will be
skilled workmen, Germans, Swedes,
etc., the best of the foreign people.
It is estimated that thrifty people
will easily make $1,000 annually
from the 5 acre tracts. . The corn-
Actual Names That Show for Themseiies,
the Great Preference for The Watciician.
v From the first issue of The
Watchman to the present day its
growth has been continual, at times
going forward by leaps and bounds.
It has beaten all previous records
in the newspaper history of Salis
bury, and though; it has never
made any brags concerning its
progress for any purpose, a show
down is all that is .necessary to
prove how literally skinned, in
the matter of circulation, other
papers hereabouts are now and
have been 8ver since The Watch
man was a month old. Instead of
vague- insinuations and personal
stultification we give the names to
show" for themselves. "Beside a
number of good men we are put
ting onr list who have not "yet
paid, those who have paid since
our last issue,- exclusive .olv thev
500 already published, we have
the 'following additional names
for this week :
B. R. Ketchie, Miss Maria Ruf
fin, Mrs. Bettie Barger, Tobias
Miller, Harvey A. B. Fesperman
Solomon Morgan. Capt, J. A,
Lindsay, A. A. Castor, A. W.
Shuping, Wm. N. Eddleman,
M, M. Ketner, Arthur C4. Lyerly,
Miss Jane Trexler, G, W. Fesper
man, Richard Bost, J. W. Stike-
leathor, John Alison, T. A. S.
Shullenbarrier, D. E. Shullen
barrier, L. A. Ritchie, J. J. Daniel,'
Dr. A, B. Goodman, G. A. Rufty,
U; M. Pless, W. G. Thompson,
Jesse Willams, Geo. L. Brown,
Mrs, Flora McCombs, J F, Fry,
J. T. Fry, E. M. Williams, J. W,
Taylor, W. L. Eagle, Doctor Trex-
ler, M. M. Bailey, John Eagle,
Elijah Miller, Geo. H. Page, G.
J. Bringle; G. V. McCombs, J. X.
Bassmger, Mrs. David Mahaley,
P. A. Hartman, Albert Waller,
Jno. H. Tippett. M. J. Poole O.
O.-Oddie, Jno. C. Kluttz, G, F.
Frick,.H. Lewis Lyerly. Geo. Dr
Peelerv Sidney A. ' Lyerly, L. R.
Lingle, LutheT-A, Peeler, C. L.
Kesler, H. C. Kester, G. A. Trex
ler, L. J. Kluttz, Lee Miller, Wm.
Av Kirk, S. . 0. Beaver, J. W.
Clampet, J. M. Hipp, Rev, WW.
Rowe. H. . R. Scott, Sam Price,
H. L. McCombs, S, R. Palmer, J.
D. Shoe, H. W. Bost, A. T. Kluttz,
M. E. McLaughlin, J. H, Corri-
her, R. A. Moose, J, P. A. Beaver,
John P. Beaver, C. W. Ketner,
H. F. Frick, Ji. J. Ketner, Jno.
L. Leach, Lewis J. Ribelin, Eh
Morgan, MrsE. A. Rimer, Theo.
Trexler, W. C. Huffman, J. W.
Jackson, . Jacob Ribelicr, N. C,
WyattT, J. L, Carter, D. M. Bar-
rier, F. A. amer, Unas. J, JN.
Safrit, Stephen Kirk, Mrs. Jane
Kluttz, Adam Barnhardt, Henry
Sifford, B. T. Miller, J, C. Foutz,
George T. Holshouser, C. A, Lyer
ly, C. J. Kariker, Mrs. Laura C.
M. Fisher, Jno. A. Shipton, Julius
We would be pleased to have
your name for our next issue. Get
in the push right now.
Genera! News Items.
At Lens, France, striking miners
destroyed fc house by the use . of
dymamite, the explosivo was also
ound on railroad tracks over
which trains-loaded with troops
were to pass.
Mrs. Sallie Lakey, an aged white
woman who lives near Old Fort,
was struck on the back of tfye head
and in the face with a heavy piece
of iron by an onknown assailant
last week. She was very seriously
injured and her recovery is unex
pected. A number of mineis taken out
of the Sultan miLs in France,
had been entombed for 25 days.
They maintained life by eating
their dead comrades.
pany to carry out tnis scheme is
the Amalgamated Construction
and Supply Company, composed
of Lexington investors and man
aged by Thomas Williams, -of
Few Jersey. The plans are about
completed and actual work will
begin within a short time. The
scheme is a beauty and we have
the utmost confidence in it. This
is the kind of thing we want in
Davidson county, is what we have
advertised for, and wv trust this
particular scheme will be the fore
runner of many others.
City Bond! Sold at i Good Preoloia, Inde
dendeot Phcne Exchange. :
Statesville Landmark, April 3rd.
, Messrs. C. Si and F. W. Braw
ley have formed a partnership and
w ill establish a bottling works
John T. Murdockj whose leg was
amputated at the sanitorium last
week, is said to be improving. -
-Walter Redman, aged 85, died
Friday morning at the home of
his father, Washington Redman,
in Bethany-township; of tubercu
losis, Mr. Redman was unmarried.
J. M. Carter, who moved to
Statesville several months ago from
the country, was stricken with pa
ralysis Sunday just af .finishing
dinner and is now in a Critical
condition at his home on Water
The board of alderman,
sion yesturday afternoon, accept
ed the bid of Fuller & Co., of
Cleveland, O., of $105 52 for the
$20,000 of electric light, sewer
and water bonds.- This is a hand
some premium, amounting to $1,
710 on the issue of, $20,000, or,
counting the bonds at par, makes
the interest rate 4.27 per cent.
The Loan and Trust Co., of States
ville, was the next highest bidder,
offering $1,200 premium.
The'people of Statesville are de
termined to show that the Bell
'phone cannot be forced on them,
and with practically unanimity
they are signing contraots to ex
elude lihe Bell 'phone and tabs a
'phone from an independent com
pany; and tne $1U;UUU stook de
sired to organize the independent
company is being rapidly subscrib
ed. r In fact the' capital is assured
andthl iuccess of the aieentet- .
prise is assured.
To The Democratic Voters ot Rowan County.
Spencer, N. C. , April 10, 1906.
At the earnestsoiicitatioB -of J
my friends, and because I want
the office also. I have announced
mysfelf a candidate for a seat in
the lower house in the next Leg- .
islature. ... Our county is entitled
to two members for the Legisla-.
ture, and of course one of them
will come from Salisbury ; there
for I ask you to goto the primary
and vote for the other place as
the one from the countv. I am
a new man, so far as office-holding
is concern ed except being ap
pointed to fill an unexpired term
and being elected to the ensuing
term, as Justice of the Peace. I
have worked for the success of the
Democratic party ever since "t have
been old endugh. I am now 88
years of age, and was, raised on
the farm a few miles from China
Grove. I now reside in the town
of Spencer, where I work and earn
my daily bread. I think I know
what the farmers, business men
and working men need, as I am
one of them, and if "elected will
do all in my power to perform my
duties faithfully and fearlessly.
I am no politician, and cannot
come to you asking your vote with
the smooth and beguildmg words
of a politician; but, being a plain
working-man, I ask your support
in behalf of Democracy. I want
vou Jo get your friends to go to
the primary and see that I carry
your box. Thanking you 'in ad
vance, I am ..
Yours very truly,
W, D. Pkthel.
Monroe-Kidd. The marriage
of Miss Pearle, daughter of ex
sheriff Monroe, and I. A. Kidd, a
machinist at Spencer, took place
at the home of the bride's parents
Tuesday evening, April 8rd, Rev.
J. C. Rowe officiating.
I hereby announce mysejf a
Court for Rowan county snbiect
T.n t.iih yt.iw. 1. 1 fill in i.iih i mtti fir rn n n
J iL . i.Z C A ' TV if.
primaries and convention.
J. FbAnk MoCubbins.