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P?WliBSf NO: .40.
Salisbury," N, C, Wednesday,; Serteiviber 26th, 1906.
Wm, Stewart; Editors
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K -sk r VAoseofio km cabarrus county.
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SlATtSVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY.
"ALBEWARLE AND STANLY COUNTY
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Boy Droops Deaa -In a store. New
v;V; Caltoii ' Cta(i ia Rapidly.
- 'S;i6fiAktlarhQd Monday
mdiTKVromihe Isthmus of
'Panama4:;wher& be - has been for
Hwo Vears - jBTe is clerk in the of-
fice,f "HijeS chiQf -jnechanic iu
V -bhaf5.pf ' theauaUwork there.
v -.HrFioK sailed, from Colon jasa
.wjeefcbetofethis arrivaLhere com-
Mng, fey.way of ,iTewYirk. Jiilri
- be jire ab o u t a ix 1. He likes
? 1 t !J1
woroa sne anai is going: rapiuiy
-N'l'wjcotfQn is coming in pretty
- w-'v-V .Saturday. v;,The price is i 9 cents,
and: 10, cents f or old cotton.
I . The little Diue-yjpar-Qla son of
: D. L. Shinn, -dropped.dead in, the
store of White- Morrison-Flbwe
Co. yesterday afternoon shortly
after t p-clock. The bpy was ac
companied by'his father and moth
ferwho were doing some jbradingV
Tfieytbad jitcbme down stairs,,
when the little fellow droppecf to.
the floor. It was thoughthat he
had only fainted, and some watejf
was thrown into his face; with rfo
wsult: VDr. Burleyaon wa sum-j
moned, and al once pronounced
, bimdead. s
H. "P:Deaton has purchaefed the
Tribube job. office, and will move it
? f t pee , Jut. leatonnsanvoiauoncord
Xrr r. s&oyj&na nasDeen inline primnig
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i I.E..JKI i ii-THFf At . ni..iiin... irn hihii Hint
S.anbbra Map Co:, is here engaged
in making a new insurance map for
the town. He expects to have it
ready in about a month. It has
been some time siace anew map
Concord Times Sept. 21st.
Martha Gilmer, the colored
woman of Shankletown who wa&J
burned by the bursting of a light
ed lamp thrown at her last Sun
day by Pleas Howie, is so badly
burned that she is not expected to
Professor Ingram reports that
he hap enough'of Cabarrus politics
for the present, and when his
plantation in No, 10 is rented out
he will start on his yearly lecture
course, which will the next season
cover South Carolina, Georgia,
Florida, Cuba and Porto Rico.
The Cannon Manufacturing Co.,
of Concord, and the Patterson
Manufacturing Co., of China
Grove, on Wednesday let the con
tract for the erection of two new
mills at Cannopohs, just above
Glass. At the same time the con
tract was let fr the erection of
20Q tenant houses for the mill
operatives The contract was
given to F. C. Thompson & Bro.,
of Birmingham, Ala.
A re-union of the Winecoff fam
ily was held last Monday at W. L.
WinecoffVinNo.il. About 100
of the connection were present,
several being there from Rowan.
Talks were made by Rev. W.-.Y
Honeycutt, J. B. White, and oth
ers," A fine dinner was served and
was a delightful time gener-
1 Lame Back.
This is an ailment for which
Chamberlain's Pain Balm has
-proven especially valuable. In
almost every instance it affords
prompt and permanent relief
Mr, Luke LaGrange, of Orange,
Mich., saysorit: "Alter using
; a plaster and other remedies fori
three weeks for a baa lame nacK,
I purchased a bottle of Chamber
" lains Pain Balm,: and two appli
cations ured i me. For saleby
-: James Plummer, Salisbury, N, C,
' and Spencer Pharmacy, fcpencer,
wrAW-ftti Anno o i rr t hi a- n atir i tt cm r n 10
ftt?:. -V ty- JvalbeTt DuviSf representing the
LfXIN6T0N AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
Town Rejoices Over New Clocks Burglar
Alarm for Bank.
Lexirtgrton Dispatch, Heptembez. 19th.
The Bank of Lexington is in
stalling thp costly burglar alarm
apparatus this week that we men
tioned nsome time ago? r" The ap
pliance, is beiig?put"in by expert
workmen from New York, who
are in the employ of the Electric
Bank Protection Company of New
York, the firm that makes ' the
alarm machinery. The work will
probably be completed this week,
and some time next week a prac
tical demonstration of the appli
ance will be given to the public.
W. M, immerman, a well
known farmer living near Arca
dia, had the misfortune to lose a
tobacco barn by fire- last rhurs
xiay afternoon. Mr. Zimmerman
had just finished curing a ; barn
full of jbhe weed. No one was a
the barn when th fire started.
j-r. Zimmerman's loss is several
hundred dollars. He has no idoa
how the fire originated.
Tliere is no question about the
future of Denton. . It is going to
be a considerable town in the
near future. The Davidson In
surance and Trust Company com-!
oiencedl selling their lots last !
ivlonda, and as they have more
Jthan .eighty hundred,- everybody
liow has a chance of securing prop
erty in the growing town of Den-
tOn, ' ..;
B; G. Gobble, of Reeds, tells
us that a worm, which he. calls
the army worm, is eating the
grass, in his melon patch and gar
den.. They ate also "destroying
his tomatoes. The worms are one
and one-fourth inches long, hav
ing a rather dark color, with a
white streat onf , eachside. They
made their appearance more
than a week agot; ' !
The new city clokf has been or
dered and is expected to arrive
within a month. " The necessary
appropriation from the town and
county has been made, augment
ed with subscriptions from pri
vate citizens. The clock will
cost about $800 and will be a
credit to the town in every re
spect It will be installed in the
court house steep'e.
We learn that Elder Henry
Sheets discontinued his connec
tion as 'pastor of Clemmcnsville
church last Sunday, where he has
served seven years. He does not
know now where He will take
work in the place of the church
R.v- L. A. Peeler, who has been
pastor of the Second Reformed
church during the summer, left
Monday for Philadelphia where
ho will enter school. Mr. Peeler
hopes to complete his theologi
cal course next year.
Monument to Robert Burns.
Interesting ceremonies attend
ed the unveiling here today of a
monunient to Robert Burns, a
tribute iof the Scotchmen of New
Brunswick to the memoryaf the
famous! poet. The monument oc-
cupies a commanding position
in the Parliament building
grounds. It consists of a statue
of the poet mounted on a granite
base. "!fhe statue, which is of
bronze, ten feet high, was cast
by Brdd Stephenson, of Edin
burgh Fredericton, N. B., dis
patch. I A Liiely Tussle
with that old enemy of the race,
Constipation, often ends in Ap
pendicitis. To avoid all serious
troublerwith StomAoh, Liver and
Bowels, take Dr. King's New Life
Pills. They perfectly regulate
these organs without pain or dis
comfort. 25c at all druggists.
Conductor Hedrick "Shoots Down Flag
man Whlttaker. ; Shooter Surrenders.
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Oli last Friday afterooon! Spen
cer was;in the throes of excFfce-
ment on account of a killing which
occured in the rear of the store of
the Spencer Clothing and "Shoe
It is stated there was- no quar
rel between the men at the time
of the shootingr Whittaker was
in the store purchasing some arti
cles, when Conductor- Hedrick
and his wife came m. When
Hedrick saw the other man he at
once drew his pistol, Whittaker
ran through the store in order to
escape by the rear en traced Hed
rick followed "him and shot and
killed him .just after he had got
outside of the store. After the
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shooting Hedrick went to his home
aud stated that he wanted to sur
render to the 'officers.: Sheriff
Julian, j who was at once notifiec
of the killing, sent out deputies
Kriderand Rice to arrest Hedrick:
They found the latter at his home
waiting for themr &nd he was
placed under arrest- and brought
to Salisbury. Conductor Hed
rick onlhis arrival here, retained!
Overmanand Gregory and Clem
ent and Clement to take charge of
his -case. , It is reported that the;
plea of Hedrick will be that he
killed Whittaker in self defense,
as the latter is said to have drawn
a pistol at the time Hedrick did.
The shooting was caused, so it
is stated, by the attentions ot
Whittaker to Mrs. Hedrick,
Thja-elain man, G. C. Wbitta-
ker, wa? a flagm a n on the South
ern between Monroe and Spencer,
and was from Pilot Mountain, N.
Conductor Hedrick is from
Davidson county, and some years
ag was employed in a store in
this city. While here he killed
Adolphus Shaping, but he was
acquitted by a jury on the ground
of self defense.
Coroner Dorsett held an inquest
over tne remains ot VVnittaker.
the jury rendering a'verdict to the
effect that the deceased met his
death at the hands of Hedrick.
Witnesses at the inquest testified
that as Hedrick fired his last shot,
he remarked, "I guess you are
dead." The prisoner was com
mitted to jail without bond.
W. P. Dorton and J. P. Biggs,
who were in the Btore of
the Spencar Clothing and Shoe
Company when the two men met,
and John H. Harris and R. B.
Gobble, who saw the latter part
of the affair, were the only wit
nesses examined. Their testimo
ny is the same in substance as the
account of the killing published
H. F. Whittaker, of Pilot
Mountain, the father of the slain
lit - - v 'm ' i
man, will employ counsel to as
sist in tue prosecution, so it is
stated. The remains were ship-'
ped to the former home of the
deceased Saturday morning.
It developed at the inquest that
the deceased received several bul
let jvounds. One entered the back,
near the shoulder and penetrated
the body, this wound of .itself be
ing sufficient to cause death. One
entered thet right hip, the left leg
received a wound, and the chin
was struck by a bullet.
It seems to be settled that the
killing was the result of the al
leged intimacy! between Whitta
ker and Mrs. Hedrick. It is &aid
that soma weeks ago- Conductor
Hedrick came home unexpectedly
and was made aware of certain
conditions, which caused him to
threaten prompt, and sure ven
geanceupon Whittaker if his in
timacy with Mrs, Hedrick did not
cease at once.
Mrs. Hedrick is a daughter of
var:Jlc jartmeht?repartBg 7 f o rivPosslble
& -Heed of Armi M Culiar .
Washington, Sept, 1 Young
offierg for command Jh Cuba in'
casertarmy is sent there, has
practically jbeen .decided upon by
the .War Department authorities,
Geireral Frederick ;Fphs ton pr&ba
bly.will be in command fanol his
chief, lieutenants5 are likely to f; he
Brigadier Generals Thomas S.
Barr and William P. Duvall.
Thesibwo officers have recently
completed an inspection of the
German mauuoevres in Europe
and have notified the War Depart-
mer'that they intend to saiP for
thisountry on Sept. 29, but owing
to the acute situation in Cuba
theyhave been advised ythat their
presence in this country at an
earlier date will beT desirable.
Preparations are going forward to
meet any emergency that may
in case the reconciliation of
the warring elements in Cuba can
not - accomplished.
While the State Department has
beenanformed unofficially of the
arrival at Havana today of Secre
tary Taf t and Assistant 'Secretary
of State Bacon, no official advices
had been received at the Depart
ment up to the hour of closing. .
It is said at the Stato Depart
ment to be unlikely that either
Secretary Taf tor Mr. Bacon would
communieate with the Depart-
ment on matters relating to their
mission in Cuba. Whatever they
may have to communicate will Be
sen t direct to President Roosevelt,
as they constitute a special presi-
df ilmi88ion whicK ' yisJite.
Of course, any complaints r e
ceived by the State- Department
of the destruction or imperiling
of Amercian interests will go
through the usual diplomatic
channels and not through the
a citizen of Thomasville, and she
will return to her father and re
main until the trial of her hus
band. . In a statement made to the
Post by E. C. Gregory, Esq., of
Hedrick's counsel, he pays : ,
"Several weeks ago Capt. Hed
rick learned that Whittaker was
seeking to violate and despoil his
home on Long street in Spencer,
and to wean his wife from him.
Oue day Hedrick returned home
from a trip at an earlier hour tnan
be, was expected and found Whit
Saker there. He then warned(
Whittaker never to come to his
home again and to cease atten
tions to his wife. Whittaker at
that time roomed three doors die
tant on the same .street. To get
away from him Hedrick moved
hiswife and his daughters to
Newton Heights which are on the
opposite side of Spencer from his
former residence. Whittaker fol
lowed and secured a room in the
neighborhood about three doors
off. He persisted in his atten
tions ( aDd continued to pursue
Mrs. Hedrick. Yesterday Capt.
Hedrick had made his run for the
Southern from Monroe, and reach
ed his house about J o'clock in
the afternoon. His wife ! was ab
sent and his little, girl informed
him that Whittaker had spent the
morning therewith his wife, and
that her mother and Whittaker
had driven off together in a bug
gy. Hedrick and his wife met
shortly afterwards, and went to
the store where the tragedy oc
Hudson and Kiuttz have been-
retained by: Conductor (Hedrick,
-in addition-to Overman & Grego
ry, and Clement fe Clement.
Subscribe for the Watchman $1.
Almost Serious Fire, Philadelphia Man
..Wants Plctureof Water, Wheel :
Statesvllle Landmark, September 18th.
A serious fire ; was narrowly
averted at the tV-jDharleshotei
Saturday afternoon.- The'Sie
place in one of the rooms&lh
second flqor had been used during
the summer as a waste basket and
had been filled with-old papers
and a screen set before it. Sat-N
urday afternoon a young inan who
was' stopping : there thoughtlessly
threw a cigarettr in the fireplace
as he left the room.- A few min
utes later Mrs.' Bettie Holand,
manager of the hotel, happened
o go in the room and found f a
roaring' fire ,on the hearth. The
screen before the fireplace was
ablazy and itjfcief furniture in im
mediate danger. The fire- was
extinguised before any damage of
While getting off a moving train
at the depot Thursday evening, J.
E. Boyd fell and received very
painful injuries about the shoul
ders. Mr. Boyd had accompanied
some relatives to the station and
went in the train with, them to
help secure seats and vplace their
bundles. The train began moving
and before Mr. Boyd could reach
the door had gained such speed as
to throw him when he jumped.
His injuries are not serious. (
Messrs. White Bros. W. W.
and J. W. White, of Statesville,
received a letter a few days ago
from J. Warren, of Philadelphia,
asking for photograph of the old
fashioned water wheel 1 at;, their
mili:neaiStaesville3& Mr, riar,
said he wanieathe picture solely
for the sake of "Auld Lang Syne,"
as the old-fashioned water-wheels
have disappeared from New Jersey j
and Pennsylvania. The picture j
was sent him.
The price paid for the-first bale
of new cotton on the Statesville
market last week was 10 instead
The Statesville Inn, which was
recently leased by E. G. Gilmer,
proprietor of Hotel Iredell, was
opened under Mr. Gilmer's man
agement this morning. The of
fice will be in charge of Z. A.
Smith, of Houstonville.
Mrs. DicieJarvis, aged 75 years,
died "yesterday afternoon at 2
o'clock at her home on Sharpo
street, and will be buried this
morning at 11 o'clock at Oakwood
v The four large granite colums
which are to be placed in front of
the new bank building are on the
ground and will be put in position
as soon as a derrick can be rigged
up to handle them. The columns
are 23 feet 9 inches long and weigh
18,000 pounds each. They are
from the granite quarries near Mt.
The site for the new Methodist
church on Broad staeet has been
staked off and it is expected that
ground will be broken this week.
Messrs. J. H. McElweetmd P.
0; Carlton were in Lincoln and
Catawba counties Friday and
Saturday in the interest of the
Statesville Air Line railroad. A
very enthusiastic railroad meeting
was held at Denver, Lincoln coun
ty, Friday night and the States
ville gentlemen state that much
interest is manifeste'd in that sec
tion and that the townships are
arranging to vote bonds for the
Ask any '"JAP" that you may see,
"Why the Czar, with j Bear be--.Jiind"
had to climb a tree.
Ther Yanks, God bless the Yanks,
They gave us Rocky Mo untain Tea.
T. W. Grimes Drug Uo.
A Large stalk of Corn. Uore Wrecks
: - v on the Yadkin; Road.
Stanly Enterprise, September 20th &
Representative Blackburn is.;!
great at glorifying, the- achieve-; r".
ments of the republicaijiiartv and :
he dwells long and iustly oyer I ' lV
its flohcitude for the wage'earner. - OJ:
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msnf, that every tjlaim ha makes
ior the republican party is found-
ed on facts, his constiuents - are N
anxious to know what part he has
Plyed in this 'legislation enacted
tjy his party since he wa& elecfH
ttns ell kn6Wr in Stanly that
Mr. Sanders" has been .diligently
seeking th4 nomination for some-
time. It M but another stage of
-the fight for, the postofBce at this
place, where some of the republi
can leaders of the cauntv wunt
, . . .
him. - T
; Columbus P. Efird came in
from Asheville Sunday,, accom
panied b his trained . nurse. He
is contemplating going to one of
the health resorts in the weft very
soon. His naltn!jis mnfth
proved, and there is hope for his
The republicans keep very quiet
on S,he matter of their f&ilu're to
o list tbousauds of dollars worth
ot property., in Harris township.
it means a loss of several thous
and jdollars to tfie cbuutvvif not
attended to in 'the right way.
Honf TiAA S Ouarmon - T
n, ui me obace s giitea oena- -y.. ,'
tors, will speak at Albemarle "oii ) Tl
Friday, rtpteml J oX
ana au jocust,.onf Saturday to '
29th, at 2 o'clock p. m. : ' "
The radical ring is planning
several surprises to spring upon
unsuspecting voters on the ove of
election when they hope their
devilment will not be found out
in time to hurt.
A stalk 1C feet high, bearing
only one ear of corn 10 feet from
the 4 -ground, is a freak shown us
by F. Cooper., Mr. Cooper thinks
it will head the list.
The freight train carried an
extra passenger coach Tuesdry
morning, and many of our folks
went to hear Mr. Bryan.
A wreck on the freight train"
yesterday derailed five cars and
delayed the passenger train for
Another Fool With a 6un.
In Lincoln Superior court, on
last Tuesday, a young man named
Jones Kiser was tried for shoot
ing a young girl. He thought the
gun was not loaded and asked the
girl to, put her ear to the muzzle
and hear the sound made when he
snapped the trigger. He assured
her t,he gun was not loaded, but
wheh he snapped the trigger the
gun fired and blew the top of the
girl's head off. The young man
thought the gun was unloaded.
ut ne was tound guiltv of man.
slaughter, for criminal careless
ness and sentenced to 12 months
on the chain gang Newton En
terprise. Doctors are Puzzled. '
The remarkable recovery of
Kenneth Mclver, of Vauceboro,
Me., is the subject of much inter
est to the medical fraternity and
a wide circle of friends. He says
of his case: "Owing to severe in
flammation of the Throat and
congestion of the Lungs, three
doctors gave me-up to die, when,
as a last resort, I was induced to
try Dr, King's New Discovery and
I am happy to say, it saved my
life," Cures the worst Coughs
and Colds, Bronchitis, Tonsil; tis,
.Weak. Lungs, Hoarseness and La
Grippe, Guaranteed by all drug
gists. 50c aud $1 00. Trial bot
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