A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest bf the People and Honesty in Governmental Affairs.
Vol. II. No. 32.
Salisbury, N. O., Wednesday, August 1st, (906.
Wm. H. Stewart, Editor,
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
Severely Shocked by Lightning. Some
High Priced Seed Corn. -
Concord Times July 23rd.
During the thunder storm Sun
day Afternoon lightning struck
the house of Henry Talbirt, on R.
A. Brown's place, in No. 11 town
ship, severely stunning Mr. Tal
birt and his daughter, Mr. Tal
birt was lying down at the time
and his daughter was standing
up. The shock knocked her down ,
and both she and her father
have, been in a serious condition
ever since. - It was reported here
Monday morning that Mr. Tal
birt had been killed, but this
proved .to be a mistake. The
lightning struck the front end of
the house, splintering the door
pauel and setting it on fire. The
fire was soon extinguished, how
ever, by the family who were un
Heretofore it has been the cus
tom here to kill all dogs on which
the tax was not paid. Our au
thorities, however, have this year
hit on a more humane plan in
dealing with this matter. Instead
of shooting the canines on which
the tax remains unpaid, warrants
are issued for the owners. When
this is done the latter have to pay
not only the one dollar tax but
also two dollars extra for the cost
in the . case. Up to this time
about 15 dog owners have been
fined. There are about 300 dogsj
in Concord, and the' tax has been
paid on 225 of these.
.Work is rapidly progressing on
the old Leland Hotel, which is
being remodeled for a postoffice
building. A new pressed brick
front will be put in and the inside
of the building will be equipped
with the handsomest outfit' and
furnishings. Orders for every
thing are being made by wire,
and it is expected that the post
office will occupy the building
inside of three months.
In the write-up of the Institute
last weelc in mentioning Mr. Par
ker's address we quoted him as
saying that a farmer sold twelve
ears of seed corn for $1.66 when it
should have been $165.00. Pretty
good price for twelve ears of seed
corn, but thaVs what Mr. Parker
''Aunt" Jennie Davis, a well
known and much respected color
ed woman of Harrisburg, died
last Tuesday of heart trouble.
She was the mother of 1 children,
and was highly respected by all
the white people. We regret to
note the death of such' a darkey,
as her kino! is getting very scarse.
Simpson Lefler died last Friday
at his home in No. 8 township,
aged 30 years. His death was
caused by consumption, and he
leaves his widow and one child.
-The burial took place Saturday at
The Dry-Heath-Miller Co., are
selling evervthmg at cost prepara
tory to moving their store to Salis
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STATESYILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY.
Druggists Will not Handle Upr. Wind
! .. ... and Hall Cause Damaged
Statesville Landmark, July 24th.
Five and a half gallons of whis
key was found Friday night in the
wagon of E. W. Dowell, of Union
Grove township, who was camped
back of the Cowan feed store, and
Dowell was arrested. Saturday
morning he had a hearing, before
Miayor Steele and was bound over
to court in a bond of $200, which
h? gave. Mr. Dowell said he had
bf ought a little whiskeyjtloug for
his own use and for friends.
The publication in the last is
sue of the Laudmaik that it was
propesad to bring up at the next
meeting of the board of aldermen
the question of reducing the li
quor licens9 tax on druggists so
that drug stores could sell liquor
on prescription, stirred the oppo
sition to this proposition and it
seems to be settled already that
the druggists will not sell liquor,
for the druggists themselves are
opposed to it.
From all over the county comes
complaint about the public roads.
From all accounts the public
highways are in about the worst
condition ever for this season of
the year. People who travel tell
the Landmark that it is evident
that the' road overseers, in many
sections at least, arriving no at
tention whatever to the roads, as
many sections of road have not
been worked this year.
The fire department is arrang
ing to have an Everybody's day
Saturday, September 1st. Messrs.
Rj L. Flamgan and W. T. Row-
ahd are in charge until a com
mittee is appointed. There will
be a shew here from August 27th
o! September 1st, one week, and
all other attractions will be se-
cured. An effort will be made
o secure reduced rates on the
railroad for the occasion.
A storm at Cleveland. Friday
evening did some damage to crops,
fences, etc. During the storm
the new store building of W. Y
Harris was struck by lightning
and damaged to such an extent
that the front will have to be re
John W. Gates, of Washington,
a ! special revenue agent, was in
Statesville Saturday and looked
over the Federal building and the
town, with a view to thelocation
of the office of the collector of in
ternal revenue in Statesville.
Statesville Landmark. July 27th,
lA wind, rain and hail storm did
mjich damage to crops in the vi
cinity of Net postoffice, in north
Iredell, Tuesday nightr The raiir
wis unusually heavy, empty buck
ets at the mozanite mines being
filled with rain in a short while.
The wind was so strong that near
ly: all the trees of one small for
est in the neighborhood were
blown to the ground.
Frank C, Sherrill, at present
cashier in the Southern Railway
Company's office at Statesville,
has been appointed agent to suc
ceed W. B. Brown, "who resigned
to become the manager of the
Iredell Telephone Co. The change
will take place the first of next
month. Mr. Sherri'll is quite
young but he is a capable railroad
man and it is believed that he
will fill the place satisfactorily.
The returns of the real and per
sonal property made for the town
of Statesville last month, show
an increase over last 'y'year of
about $140,000, just about double
the increase of last year. To this
is to be added bank stock and
other things, which it is believed
will show a total increase of about
M0CKSV1LLE AND DAYIE COUNTY.-
Damage by Lightning. Mr. Koonfz has
Trouble With his Mule.
Mocks ville Courier, July 22nd. f
In crossing Hunting creed at
Ratledges' bridge Saturday even
iQg young Mr. Koontz arid his
mule had a. disagreement; when
the mule pliinged over the baul
isters into the water about twelye
feet below. The young man swain
out none the worse for his w$t
plunge. The mule was found the
next day, on an island down tm?
creek .all O. K. Moral: don't
monkey with a mule on a bridge.
During the svere electrical
storm Saturday evening,, light
ning struck the residence of Mrs.1
R. M. Austin on Wilkesboro street
and did considerable damage,
During the same storm the light
ning killed a fine cow belonging
to Jacob Shoaf, in South Mocks
ville. The Banner is the name of a
weekly paper started in Coolee
mee, the first issue of which made
its appearance last Saturday. It
is edited by J. C. Sell, and while
small in size, is chock full of the
most interesting news.
We regret' to announce the
death of Gaston Orrender, of Cool
eemee, which sad event occurred
at the residence of his parents,
L. D. Kirkland, who has been
cashier of the Cooleemee bank
since last July, leaves this week
for Durham, where he has accept
ed a similar position Vath then
People's Bank, which.1 has ju&S
Sal lie, wife of Will Taylor, and
only daughter rf Rev. and Mrs.
A. K. Murchison, died at her
home in Farmington recently, af
ter a brief illness.
Sunday evening about 3 :30,
lightning struck the residence of
Geo. W, Sheek The damage was
. "Did you ever Btop and look
about the 'streets to make n6te of
the number of innocent children
who are left at the mercyof 'gen
tle horses'?" "I stood here this
morning and watched four little
ones romp over a buggy while
their mother shopped about the
town. The family horse switched
his tail and jerked tho reins on
his heels. The sense of the horse
saved the children, I see just
such things every day. I cant un
derstand how a father or a mother
could be so careless. The police
men should take up such teams.
The 'old family horse' is the one
which generally runs nway and
causes others to run-.:
It is a fact that, at noon most
any day. one can sea number
of drivrless teams standing on
the stseets in the business blocks.
To Take Place Of Theatre.
Rev. Dr. G. H. Detwiler, pastor
of West - Market Street M. E;
church, i3 planning to have a
number of musical entertainments
this winter under the auspices of
the church. The first Of the seri
es will be given early in Septem
ber in the auditorium of Greens
boro Female College. . Dr. Det
wiler's purpose in giving these
musicales is to give a refined en
tertainment that will attract
church-goers thus winning them
away from the theatre. He says
that the church condemns the
theatre and yet offers nothing to
pleasure-sffekers in its stead. The
other ministers of the city will
probably leud their assistance to
the plan of Dr. Detwiler.-Grens-boro,
special to Charlotte Observer.
HEARST IS IMPOSSIBLE.
Judge Parker Says Democats Will not
Surrender to Hearst.
Judge Alton B. Parker, in an
interviewhere discussed the com
ing State election. He declared
the Democratic party was rich in
men who could fill the office of
Governor, and mentioned several
"But," said the interviewer,
is discussed every
day as a candidate."'
"The last utterance of Hearst I
have read," said the judge, "was
to the effect that he intended to
accept the nomination of the In
dependence League. He, stated in
an interview in The Brooklyn Ea
gle of June 12th, 'If I am nomi
nated by the Independence party
it will 'be on a platform : that ex
presses the principles I believe,
and I will make the campaign on
that platform and no other con
sideration will enter -into the mat
ter. There will be no deal or bar
gain made with the leaders of any
political machine, but every one
endorsing the sentiments of the
Independence party will be invit
ed to support its candidate.'
That language is unambiguous,
and announces clearly his inten
tion to be a candidate only on the
platform of the Independence
"While I know." the judge con
tinued, "that some delegates to
the Democratic convention favora
ble to Mr. Hearst have been chos
en, it would seem as if that fact
shoold. . be credited to Ms - over-
zealous friends, for certeinly Mr.
Hearst is too shrewd a man to be
lieve it possible that a Democrat
ic convention will be maae up of
delegates so absolutely pusillani
mous as to surrender to one de
manding that the party deliver
up to him the honor and power he
covets, or suffer deieat. Utica,
N. Y. dispatch.
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The Rev. J. C. Warren, pastor
of Sharon Baptist church, Belair,
Ga., says of, Electric Bitters:
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cured me of lanmback, stiff joints
and complete physical collapse.
I was so weak it took me half an
hour to walk a mile. Two bot
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so strong I have just walked three
miles in 501 minutes and feel like
walking three more. It's made a
new man of me." Greatest reme
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Liver and Kidney complaints.
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Died in Barber's Chair.
Statesville, July 2 8. J. P.
Burke died suddenly in one of the
barber shops here this morning.
He was subiect to heart trouble
and his death was not unexpected.
Deceased was a native . of Rowan
countv. but had lived nere since
the civil war. He was a Confed
era te veteran and about 63 years
old. He served here as stamp
clerk uuaer Cleveland's adminis
tration, was coroner at one time
an4 was justice of the peace at
the time of his death. Special to
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Spoucer, N. C.
LEXINGTON ANO DAVIDSON COUNTY.
Boy Bitten by a Mad Cat. Hrr
Interfears With Farmer's Meeting.
Lexington Dispatfth, July 25th.
It may be that Lexington will
secure another big cotton mill, as
such an enterprise" is being dis-1
cussed by several leading business
men. Nothii definite has been
done. It is hoped that the indus
try will b9 established.
J. A. Hedrick, of Route 4, had
watermelons at his home sooner
than anyone else in the county, so
far as we know. His first was on
July 10th, and last Monday he
brought his first load to town.
During a severe electrical storm
at Newton Sunday"" afternoon,
lightning knocked Miss Vere Lit
tle, daughter of Dr. J, B. Little,
down, rendering her unconscious
for more than an hour.
The rains have put Lexington's
streets into bad condition again.
We can not boast with dood grace
of cur town until we provide de
cent streets. Strangers visiting
the place on a muddy day go
away and make Lexington a syno
nym for mud.
No true democrat will neglect
to go to the primaries and express
his opinion as to whom should
hold office for the next two years.
It is not only the privilege of the
neonle to name their rulers, but
it is their duty, . No matter whom
you want, go and vote, and what
the majority say is law in, demo
cratic ranks. There is no gather
ing of a handful of bosses to dic
tate candidates it s the people
who say what's what.
Caturday morning there was an
alarm of fire and a good deal of
excitement followed. The barn of
Senator S. E. Williams caught on
fire from sparks persjumably
thrown off by the machine em
ployed by the sewer builders. It
was a small affair and soon ex
tin guised. The alarm came while
the Farmer's Institute was in
progress and .Franklin Sherman,
state entomologist, was on the
floor addressing the audience in
the court house. In a short time
he was talking to the benches
and had to desist until the farm
ers readsembled after the blaze
was pu out.
Thursday W,M. Byerly, of Ree
dy Creek township, came to Lex
ington seekiog a madstone for
his little five-year-old boy who
had been bitten the day before by
a, cat supposed to have been mad.
The chlid is beautiful little fel
low and was a pathetic figure,
with his cripple hand bound up,
apparently unconscious pf the
fate that might be hanging over
him. The mad stone was applied
on Thursday at 9 o'clock in the
morning and adhered until Sat-
urday. The child was in the field
where Mr. Byerly was at work,
and I had the cat in his arms.
Presently he threw it down and
one of the men shouted to him to
let it alone, for it had been an un
healthy sort of cat and .was act
ing rather strangely. The boy
paid no attention to tne warning
and grabbed the cat again, when
it bit him through and through
the fleshy part of the right hand
Mr. Byerly came up and the cat
was reeling about, apparently in a
fit. Whereupon he "stomped" it
to death and brought the boy here
The Yellow Fever Germ
has recently been discovered. It
bears a close resemblance to the
malaria germ. To free the sys
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ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
Farmers Rejoicing Over Good Crops. Date
of Masonic, Picnic.
Stanly Llj jrprlse, July 26th.
"Make your home an attractive
place for your children," said Dr.
McLendon Jat the Farmers' Insti
tute Monday. We would like to
sound these words in every com
munity in the county. Along
with the improvement of the -farm
must go that higher and vastly
more important work of the cul
tivation of the miFdsqf Jthechil
dren reared on the farm. At
tractive surroundings in the way
of flower beds and well kept-lawns
will aid wonderfully in this re
spect. See to it, also, that your
children, receive the best educa
tion possible", even though it be
their purpose to remain on the
farm. The farm needs now more
than ever before the trained mind
and the skilled hand. Financial
ly speaking, education of the right
kind pays, but ten-fold more does
it pay in the things that make for
the iife and joy of the soul.
Wheat threshing is the order of
the day in the neighborhood of
Uwhirrie. Wheat is fine iu this
section. In fact it is the best for
years, and morehas been sown
thau usual, which shows that the
farmers are diversifying crops.
Most of the land- owners, or all,
have corn and meat on hand to
last them throogh the year. It
seems to me that if the farmers
hold to the plan of reduction of.
Cotton and give more attention to
small grain and keep all the stock
they can, the wolf wiirnot return
to the door. With t.heir present
condition financially, if they will
practice economy, when bad crops
come they will have something to
fall back on. The farmers are in
better condition now than they
have been for years. Uwharrie
-. B - .
Lawyer A, C. Honeycutt de-
sires to state tnat the rumor to
the effect that he will be a candi
date far clerk of the court on the
Republican ;county ticket, is ab
solutely false. He-says that he
has not dreamed of suck a -thing
and could not be hired to treat
with the enemy in an$? way, shape,
or form. - '
John Thompson and Miss Mar
tha Hatlev were united in the
bonds of holy matrimony Sunday,
Bear in mind the third annual
picnic at this place August Yth.
It has been decided to hold the.
picnic on the, grounds of the
graded school instead of the
grove near the Freeman place,
as formerly. I
Kentucky Authorities and Fuedists.
Much excitement prevails here
as the result of an order by Judge
Gardner; of the county court,
summoning a posse of 800 men to
bring in a party of feudists, dead
or alive from Beaver creek. As a
final warning to the mountaineers
Sherffi Hayes left Hincbman to
day for Beaver creek, where cer
tain members of the Hall and Mar
tin families, under indictment on
the charge of murder, have been
defying the authorities for some
time. The Halls are at the home
of "Dick" Hall, the wounded lead
er of their faction. Wyatt Martin
is hiding in the mountains with
50 well-armed meuTBoth leaders
are surrounded by armed mount
aineers and if the Sheriff attempts
to make any arrests a fight is ex
pected . B r i nk 1 ey, Ky dispatch.
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