Vol. II. No, 35.
JESSE C, NAIL, INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE FOR SHERIFF OF ROWAN COUNTY.
J. E. Nail is the one candidate
fur Sheriff, outside of Democratic
ranks to make announcement in
these columns of his candidacy.
Mr. Nail will make the race as an
independent candidate, and he
ays he is in it to stay.
Sereral members of the Repub
lican County Executive commit
tee;met at the court house Satur
day?, to riisciiBH conditions in the
county, and to consider the elec
tion of a temporary chairman to
serve during the illness of Chair-
;man Walter ISurrage. it was de
cided to call a meeting of the
ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
Editor Bivens After the Active Mosquito.
Stand's Oil Boom.
g'tanJjr Fnterpris, August, 16th,
j Who has felt the careesing in
fluences ot delightlul sleep, disJ-
t urbed in the wee sma' hours by
the doleful tune of the mosquito1 1
There are many pitched battlee
the world knows not of, and our
folks carry souvenirs of nocturnal
visitations that-are not as treas
u red keepsakes. Ver i 1 y , our
health authorities need to mak
war on those stagnant holes, lest
our little town becomes depopu
If that Stanly county oil boom
that is now being heralded to the
world is as full of gas as was the
accompanying report of the re
publican gathering here Saturday
and the political speaking, it is
destined) to spend its force in hot
air. People in Albemarle attach
but little importance to the re
port, though they hope that de
velopments may prove it well
- The Wharftown correspondent
of The Messenger-Intelligencer
contains the following items :
"A fifty-foot bridge, supposed to
have come off Long creek, "in
Stanly county, was lodged on a
small island during the recent
freshet, at a point exactly where
the railroad will cr )ss the river.
It seems that Providepce is try
ing to assist in the conctruction
of the road."
E. ,A. Mcore, of Marshville,
died on Thursday of last week
trom injuries received in a tram
accident at Peach land on Tuesday
before. His train had sidetrack
ed to let another pass. He got
off and was just getting back on
wheirhe was crushed between the
station platform and the rear of
the passenger coach.
Soencer Blackburn is saving
the same old thing in the' same
old way. His speech here Satur
day varied but little from the
first he ever made in the county.
iJut ' tne noys accept nis ex
cuses and expect something better
next time they wilL get the same
The several cotton and knit
ting mills of the place are closed
down for the week, and the many
operative? and bosses are enjoy
ing days of recreation. Many are
visiting homes and friends away
The Southern's officials were
down Tuesday on ,a tour- f in
spection of the Yadkin railroad.
Ad enlarged depot at this point,
and other improvements, are
prom8ied. They should follow at
A Home Newspaper
committee for Tuesday, Augus'
28th, and choose a vice-chairman
to assist Mr. Burrage.
It is stated that the Republicans
will put out a full county ticket,
when the convention meets tin
September. Among the gentle
man mentioned as candidates fr
Sheriff on this ticket, are; John
Houston, Elijah' Miller, W. T.
Gnenn and James Dorsett. It is
further rumored that a number of
other Republicans have expressed
a willingness to be sacrificed as
candidates for other county of
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
Mad Dog Scare- Aged Man Is Lest In a
Coneord Times, ug. 14th.
Last week was a big week in
cotton circles, over 300 bales
being sold here. The price has
gone dow'n to 10 cents.
Wei are pleased to see many of
our citizens taking active interest
in improving their home and
grounds. A little effort on the
part of each ' citizen would give
our town & more prominent posi
tion upon the map.
A in ad dog created considera
ble excitement on Church street
Saturday afternoon. ; It belonged
to a colored man who had moved
off and left it. It was finally kill
ed by Messrs. W. Ai Foil and
It ias not yet been decided
vrhetier or not the braiding fac
tory Which was burned last week,
will be rebuilt. The building
had duly recently been purchased
fromjthe Morrris Bros., and all
of the machinery had not been
put i(i. The owners, Messrs. Jno.
A. and Chas. E, Bernhardt, had
takeq out an insurance policy on
the building and contents only
one day before the fire. It is not
yet kiiown how the fire originated.
People who write things which
they jwould like to see printed in
a newpaper, should bear in mind
that vhat they write as their per
sonal opinion should be fathered
by them, and when they wiite
stuff that is not fit for them to
attach their names to it should
never! be printed. Remember,
the rule ot all decent newspapers
and you will never nave occasion
to put on tha shoe. This is the
rule which we give in all kindness.
Nevet ask a newspaper to do any
thing! you are ashamed to do your
self, Paul Furr, an aged man of No'.
5 township, started to a neighbor's
last Sunday afternoon about 1:80
o'clock, and got lost. He lives
with his son,- Wade Furr, aud
left there to go, to Henry Safrit's.
H IS1 All "
rsjFurr watched him until heAgambling dens are being couduct-
i. i- u nf i j i i x . j a.
got out of sight. Mr. Furr had
not returned when the storm
came up, ana a searcn was made
for him. as is was found that he
had not arrived at Mr. Safrit's.
He ias not -found until about
9:30 o'clock, when he was discov
ered j sitting against a pine tree
not over 300 yards from home.
He says on the way to Mr. Safrit's
he sat down on the roadside to
rest and soon went to sleep. H
says ion awaking he lost hiss bear
ings, and in wanderiug around
got lost. The - farm bells were
rung, and a general alarm made.
He Was out in all the rain, and of
course was soaking wet when
Published in the Interest of
Salisbury, N.C., Wednesday, August 2nd, 1906.
THE LYNCHED NEGROES. j
As they appeared after the mob ot Monday night. August 6th,, had
finished its work of administering alleged justice. - j
LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
Mr. Mendenhail Imp'oving. Liberal Do
nation Occasions Surprise.
Lexington Dispatch, Aug, 15th.
Deputy Collector J. D. Al
bright, of Charlotte, has been
here this week fixing up bonds for
brandy distilleries. Collector Al
bright is one of the best known
and most efficient officers in the
revenue .service. j... . j
D. E. Adder, of Reedy Creek,
discovered a curiosity in his melon
patch last week in the shape ot
tin cantelope. He brought
to town and it has been on display
in Smith s drug store tnis weeK.
We believe this sort of business is
unusual in melon patches.
It is with a great deal of pleas
ure that we can announce this
week that J. N. Mendenhail has
improved very much, and is grow
ing stronger each day. This will
be good news to many fr'ends and
nobody is more pleased with it
than The Dispatch. We earnest
ly hope that Mr, Mendenhail will
very shortly be able to be about
When the usual collection at
the First Reformed church was
taken np Sunday an ordinary en
velope used on such occasions by
members of the church was found
in the plate, without name or
mark that would indicate the
donor. The envelope contained a
$20 bill, a $10 bill and four $5
bills, making $50." Mystery sur
rounds the liberal person who
donated the unusual sum,
Wm. Wilson, a negro, who lived
at 403 Maple street, Greensboro,
was killed betweeu seven and
oieht o'clock Monday morning at
the trestle over Leonard's creek.
He was on the trestle and had
stopped to look at some bands
working below when train 37.
came along. Instead of steppiug,
to one side as be-hd ime and
opportunity for doing so, he turn
ed began running down the track.
The train soon caught him and
hurled him upward, and as he
came down struck him again and
threw him to one side, killing
The Dispatch is advised that
blind tigers are flourishing and
ed here in .Lexington, and it is a
well known fact that there is a
house of ill repute run by a well
known character near the depot
that is a disgrace to the town.
What's the matter with our offi
cers, the men who are paid by the
tax-payers of this town to enforce
the law? Do they know these
things? If they do, why don't
they do their duty? And if they
are ignorant, isn't it, a faot that
they $re inefficient 1 If they can
not secure evidence and remove
these evils, they should reswn.
The Dispatch intends to talk plain
and to call names it the law is
not enforced. A word to the wise
the People and Honesty in
-STATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY. I
Handsome New Church Nearly Completed.
; Street Railway Line.
tatesville Landmark, August 14th.
L C. Caldwell has inquiries
from outside parties in regard to
a street railway line in Statesville
and also in regard to water powers
in this vicinity.
Wade Coffee has rented J. Clark
Sullivan's place, east of town,
aud .will conduct his dog ken-ueis-tUere.
Mr. Coffee will also
accommodate Northern hunters
this winter. W. F. Howard, who
was occupying the Sullivan place,
has moved into the Daniels' resi-
ience, on South Tradd street
In Bloomfield Sunday morning
Elam, Josey shot and killed a
small brindle dog which had given,
every evidence of dydrophobia.
The doy was a stranger that had
wandered into the community.
D. J. Flake Carlton, who has
been a bookkeeper for the Ameri-
can loDacco uo. at JUurnam, is
expected here this week to become
ticket agent at the depot. He
succeeds L. D. Burkhead, who
akes Frank Sherrill's place as
cashier, Mr, Sherrill having been
made agent. Dr. Carlton will of
course bring his family to States
Relatives here have received
news ot the death ot Mrs. A.J. iL.
Thomas, which occurred Sunday
at the home of her son-in-law and
daughter, Mr. and Mrs, John E
Adams, at Grandview, Texas.
Mrs. Thomas was Mies Lorex and
was a native ot .Lincoln county.
She was about 70 years old. Dr.
and Mrs. Thomas lived on their
arm in Shiloh township for many
a . 1
years, About ume years ago tney
went to Texas to make their home
with Mrs. Adams, their only
child. Dr. Thomas died about
two years, ago.
The walls of the new Baptist
church are ready for the roof and
the rafters are being put up. The
building is of red pressed brick,
Rowan granite, and the windows
of staiaed class. The building
will ba heated with hot air. There
are two front aud one side en
trance. The sidewalk will be cut
down even with the concrete walk
acros the street. The congrega
tion is hoping to be able to wor
ship in the new building by No
Sheriff Julian's error was fa re
jecting a military guard in ad
vance and. taking the npk ot the
very thing that happened: or the
prisoners might have been return
ed to the Charlotte jail Monday
evening ana nrougnt Dacs next
morning not kept in Salisbury
at night at all. It is hardly prob
able that there would have been
any lynching in daylight, for your
yiicher, no matter how good a
citizen nor how brave personally,
generally prefers the cover of
darkness. But Sheriff Julian
doubtless pursued what he thought
was the best course, and The
Landmark for one has no re
proaches to offer.
ftrlfs Kit ??J -iLfe :
DEATH OF ONE Of ROWAN'S BEST LOYEO, ANO MOST RESPECTED CITIZENS.
" There were few citizens in Row
an County who heard of the death
on last Thursdayj of Capt. Jack
Lindsay, who did not. feel a dis
tinct personal loss.
Capt. Lindsay, who was about
76 years of age, was sitting cn the
porch Wednesday afternoon at
his home at South River, when
he wfs stricken by paralysis.
Physicians were hastily summon
ed from Salisbury, but the strick
en man never regained conscious
ness and died early Thursday
The deceased was one of na
ture's noblemen. Affabl e and
genial in manner, generously hos
pitable honorable and strictly
conscientious in all his -dealings
with his .fellow men, sympathet
ic, warm hearted, a man of deeds
rather than words, his taking off
well be an occasion of the most
sincere mourning, for his death is
a decided loss to Rowan county.
Cant. Lindsay came to North J
SUIT AGAINST A. & N. C.
Conductor Mistakes white Man for
Negro, j Trouble Follows.
Summons has been issued
against the Atlanta & North Caro
lina Company by C. Bailey,
father of Ross Bailey, of this city,
in a Buit for damages resulting
from alleged gross insults and an
assault on young Bailey by Con
ductor Hancock about a month
ago. The amount oi damages
,asked has not been learned.
According to eye witnesses the
occurrence out of which the ac
tion grows is ahout as follows:
Conductor Hancock was in charge
of No, 3. the afternoon passenger
train to Morehead, , and when it
arrived at Kiuston station on the
afternoon in question .there was
a large crowd to get off and a
large' crowd to get on. Among
the latter was Katie Bailey, a
small sister of Ross ' Bailey. In
her hurry to get on she was sep
arated from her brother in the
crowd and he had her ticket. She
had taken a seat in the car and
called for him from the window
to bring the ticket, which he
started to do, when, in starting
up the steps, he was told by the
conductor to stand back out of
the way. Ross insisted thai he
had business on the train, that
his little sister was on, and he
wanted to give her Iier ticket.
Coodvctor Hancock then said to
Bailey, uWe'll go around to the
other end of the car where you
belong," meaning the ' depart
ment for the colored people.
Rciss resented the imputation
and said to Capt. Hancock:
"What do you take me for."
Caspt. Hancock replied, "I take
you ifor a, d nigger, that's
Ross then replied, "You are a
liar,?' and each advanced on the
othejr and licks were passed when
friends interfered and stped the
scrap, explaining to Hancock that
he hap made a mistake.
Apology was made by the con
ductor and accepted by Mr. Bailey
and ! after ull explanation boih
expressed regret at the occurrence,
A trial before the may jr for af
fray! rasulted in taxing each de
fendent with part of the cost.
Mr. Bailey has a dark complex
ion,! which accounts for' mistake.
Wm, H. Stewart, Editor.
Ci r jlina from Scotland about 56
pars ago. He settled in the
i hird Creek neighborhood and
operated a flour mill for some
time. At a later date he was in
terested in the. old St. John's
Mill, and subsequent to this he
was part owner of the Foard and
Lindsay mill, with which he had
beon identified for years.
Capt. Lindsay had been mar
ried three times, his widow and
four children surviving him. The
four children referred to are Mrs.
Henry Foard, Mrs Owen Tatum,
W, C. Lindsay, of Salisbury, and
Walter. Lindsay;. of Winstoi..
The funeral was. held at the
residence at 9 o'clock Saturday
morning. After the service at
the home the remains weTe taken
to Jerusalem, Davie county, ? for
Capt. Lindsay was a memberbf
Fulton Lodge, No; 99, A. F. and
A. M., aud the members of the
lodge,, attended the funeral in a
NEGRO CAPTURED AND IS LYNCHED.
The Assailamt of MissJennie Brooks and
Negro Girl Near Greenwood, S. C.,
Meets Dealh at Hands et Mob.
Greenville, S C.Aug. 17. De
spite the presence of. Governor
Heyard, at Greenwood, who
plead with great earnestness for
the sake of God, for the sake of
the fair name of South Carolina
to let the law take its course, i
crowd of over one thousand deter
mined men shot to death last
afternoon Bob Davis, the negro
fiend who attempted criminal ats
sault on Miss Jennie Brooks Tues
day morning and almost murder
ed her by cutting hr throat.
Search for Davis had been unre
lenting since Tuesday, but it had
seemed all day that Davis would
get away. The searching party
aad dropped in numbers, but
those who regained were deter
mined. This afternoon a party
tracked Davis to a creek three
miles south of Ninety-Six and
three of the party got in the creek
and waded down looking for fur
Some one of them discovered a
human form crouching on a
shelving bank washed out by the
creek. It was Davis. He was
dragged out, egging them not to
shoot; several knew him personal
ly. He was taken to the home of
Mi83 Brooks and was at one iden
tified by her. Governor Hey ward,
who had reached the scene, plead
ed with-the mob; to let the law
take its course, but it was no use.
They paid him all respect while
he was tajking, but immediately
turned their backs upon him
when he had finished. The Sher
iff also was present and fried to
talk to the crowd, but all to no
The negro was led off down
the road, out of sight of the Gov
ernor aud preparations made for
fending his lite. The girls father
want;d to burn him and many in
the cr:wd were for it, but all were
not fully determined. The Gov
ernor, hearing the talk of burning,
sick at heart, tried to go . to tjhe
scene to do something to prevent
it but friends would not let him go,
telling him that he had -done all
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