THE FtGWERS COLLECTION
A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People -and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs.
VOL. II. NO. 43.
Salisbury, N. O., Wednesday, October 17th, 1906.
Wm, H. Stewart, Editor.
ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
BIG TIUBER DEAL IN SWAIN.
CUBA'S NATIONAL HOLIDAY'
LEXIN6T0N AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
Spencer and his $20,000. Hod. Theo.
- F. Kluttz Talks to the People.
Stanly Enterprise, October 9th.
Blackburn returned last week
from his skirmishing among
Northern money kings. - He se
cured $20,000 to assist him in
prosecuting his campaign. It is
Ihe price he is to place upon the
"honest voters" of the eighth dis
trict. How many of them will be
bought? e would like for
Stanly county to be firm and l6t
not a man fall a victim to Black
burn. Each voter should main
tain a" self-respect that "will not
allow him to be bought, persuad
ed, in any way drawn into voting
for a man whose methods of cam
paign are a reproach and insult
upon the integrity of an honest
5 Our New London correspondent
writes: 4 'The most interesting
game of ball of the season was
played here last Saturday between
the Granite Quarry team and the
boys of our town. The score
itood 11 to 15 in favor of the New
. London team and now the boys
challenges any team in the coun
ty." Dr. R. T. Vann, president of
the Baptist Female University at
Raleigh, will hold dedicatory
services for Rev. C. J. Black at
New London Baptist church on
the fourth Sunday in this month
at 11 o'clock. The public is cor
dially invited to attend.
Those who knew Mrs. J. L. Pal
mer of New London will be griev
ed to hear of her death. She was
a devout Christian lady, and her
life was a blessing tc all who came
in contact therewith. The sym
pathy of this community goes out
to her son in our midst and to the
There are scores of friends here
and in the county of Hugh Turner
who will hear with profound sor
row of his death. He was a mem
ber of the Albemarte Wholesale
Grocery Company, a son of Mr.
and Mrs. D. W. Turner, and was
cordially liked by all who knew
him. It is a sorrow in which
this community shares deeply
with parents and relatives. Mr.
Turner was of modest, retiring
disposition, attentive to business
and was but entering into busi
ness cares of life which gave prom
ise of a bright future.
Saturday afternoon ex-Congressman
Kluttz was greeted by a large
crowd at New London. He made
a strong and able speech, and
awoke great enthusiasm among
his Jiearers. The democrats at
New London are in fine working
shape, and in the evening organ
ized ftjplub with 12S voting mem
bers. The supper that was spread
and the open-hearted hospitaility
shed genuine good feelings over
the entire throng, and many time
ly speeches were made by candi
dates and local orators. It was
a blue day for radicals.
A Certain Cure for Croup. Used lor Ten
Years Without a Failure.
Mr. W. C. Bott, a Star. City,
Ind., hardware merchant, is en
thusiastic in his praise of
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy.
His children have! all been sub
jeot to croup and he has used this
remedy for the past ten years,
and though they much feared the
croup, his wife and he always felt
safe upon retiring when a bottle
of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy
was in the house. His oldest
child was subject to severe at
tacks of croup, but this remedy
never failed to pffect a speedy
cure. He has rec mmended it to
friends and neighbors and all who
have used it say that it is un
equalled for croup and whooping
cough. For 8a lei by Jas. Plum
mer, Salisbury, NJ C, and Spen
cer Pharmacy, Spencer, N. C
Newell's Republican Speeches Make Con
verts for the Democratic Party.
Concord Times, October 9th.
Hon. Theo. Kluttz, former Con
gressman' from tbis district, spoke
at Forest Hill, last Wednesdav
night to a large crowd. He spoke
at the ball grounds, and notwith
standing the cold weather, several
hundred went out to hear him.
Mr. Kluttz made a telling
speech. He is a man in whom all
the people have confidence, and
they believe what he tells them.
Mr. Kluttz spoke for over an
hour, holding up the Democratic
record, which had nothing to be
ashamed of, and puncturing suc
cessfully the falsev claims of the
Republicans. .-Some good music
was furnished by thegorest Hill
band, and there was much enthu
siasm. Miss Fay Brown was taken to
the Salisbury hospital Monday
morning to have an operation
performed for j appendicitis. Her
mother accompanied her,
Mrs. Daniel Corl died last Sun
day at her home near St. John's
church at an advanced age. She
leaves only her husband, as no
children were ever born to them.
Hon. Jake F. Newell, of Char-
lotte, spoke at Gibson mill last
Friday night to a good audience
He must have made a good Demo
cratic speech, for we learn that
two good Republicans saw the er
ror of their way in listening to
Mr. Newell's speech and will vote
the Democratic ticket this year.
Tom Hendnx, who had been
confined with; typhoid fever for
several weeks, jwas able to be out
on the streets yesterday.
H. P. Turner, son of D. W. Tur
ner, Esq., of No. 10. di-id on Sat
urday, October 6, of typhoid fev
er. Mr. Turner moved to Albe
marle last March, and was one of
the firm of The Wholesale Gro-
eery Co. He was their traveling
salesman. He was 22 years old,
and much liked by all who knew
him. Rev. N. W. Stamper preach
ed the funeral sermon Sunday.
The wife of Dennis- Edwards, col
ored, known as "Aunt Betty,"
died the same day She cooked
and washed for Esq. Turner's
wife, and lived with them for 18
years. She was a highly respected
Cargo of Immigrants Confiscated.
After having evaded the United
States customs and immigration
officers for moire than two weeks
the schooner yacht Frolic, which
left PlacentiaJ N. F., with a cargo
of contraband: Chinese immi
grants, was boarded in Providence
river early today and confiscated
in the name of the United States
government, j T w o Portugese,
members of the crew were placed
under arrest, they being the only
persons found! on board ; two men
were arrested on suspicion of
being concerned in the smuggling
of Chinese into this country;
while 17 Chinese, believed to have
been passengers on the Frolic
were also arrested. Providence
R. I,, dispatch.
Quinsy, Sprains anil Swellings Cured.
"In November, 1901, I caught
old and hajd the quinsv.; Jiy
throat was swollen so I could hard
ly breathe. I applied Chabber
lain's Pain Balm and it gave me
relief in .a short time. Iri two
days I was all right," says Mrs.
L. Cousins, Otterburn, Mich.
Chamberlain's Pain Balm isa lini
ment aud is; especially valuable
for sprains and sweliiugs. For
sale by James r Jammer, Salis
bury, N. C, jand Spencer Phar
macy, Spencer, N. C.
Cherokee Indians Make Profit of $150,000
in Sale of 35,000 Acres of Land.
Another importaut timber deal
has been closed here by Stevens &
Anderson whereby Messrs. Ward
and Hutton for themselves and
associates have acquired 35,000
acres of laud in western North
Carolina, holdings of the Chero
kee Indians. The lands are lo-
cated in Swain county and c re
tain, it is said valuable timber
properties. The consideration is
said to be $245,000. The -recent
purchasers of the boundary will
shortly begin cutting lumber and
otherwise developing the bound
ary. Some 10 miles of standard-
gauge railroad will be necessary
to reach remote parts of the
boundary and enable the holders
to transport systematically and
economica'ly the product.
Associated with Messrs. Ward
and Hutton iu the purchase of the
lands from the Indians are John
C. Arboeast, of Lake Charles, La.,
B. M. Yeager, of Marlingtoo, W.
Va., and A. H. Winchester, also
of West Virginia. The sale of
the land Was confirmed at the
regular annual council of the
Cherokee Indians through their
chief and the government agent,
Mr. Harris. It is stated in con
nection with the said nf the valua
ble timber interests that ten years
ago the Indians purchased the
lands for about $1.70 per acre,
thus realizing a net piofit of more
than $150,000 on the transaction.
Asheville, special to Charlotte
Except for Local Issues Rowan is Likewise.
What a change has come over
this county iu a political way.
Ten vears ago a prominent politi
cal speaker could fill the court
house to overflowing. People ne
glected their work to talk politics.
The papers were full of political
matter. Now a corporal's guard
cannot be mustered to har a po
litical speech. The first date
for political speaking here was by
Senator F. M. Simmons. He had
an appointment to speak in the
court house at noon last Thurs
day. The speaker was there but
there was a mere handful of peo
ple out to hear him. Folks were
busy, too busy to listen to a poli
tician. The street were lined with
wagons loaded with cotton and it
wss the greatest day of the. seas
on in a business way. The speak
er waited, but still no hearers.
The speaking was postp med un
til night and the place changed
from the court house to the opera
house andhandbills were scatter
ed over the town asking the la
dies to attend the speaking.
About sixty people att-nded the
speaking at night. The people of
North Carolina were told during
the campaign of 1900 that when
the constitutional amendment
was adopted they could gj about
their business duri. g campaign
years, that the turmoil and bick
ering during campaigns would be
a thing of the past. The politi
cal papers declared thai after the
adoption of the amendment to the
constitution they won Id publish
news and not political stuff. Up
to this good date this paper has
been true to its little promise. The
people are taking politicians at
their word. You cannot interest
people in this county in politics
after the nominations are made.
Monroe Enquirer -
Metallic Pianos. -
People who know real music
often say: "I would willingly
pay more for a piano that is sure
not to become metallic after a few
years use, and yet has a clear, dis
tinct ringing tone." The Weaver
Piano is made for thi9 clf ss- of
purchasers. Recommended and
sold by G. W. Frix & Co , Salis-
bury, N. C.
Small Army of Office Seekers Collecting In
Cuba's Capitol City.
This being the thirty-eighth an
niversary of the beginning of the
ten years war for independence,
the day was observed as a national
holiday, 1 Public offices, with, the
exception of the Palacp, were
closed, as were many stores, Pub
lic aud other buildings were de
corated in Cu an flags The us
ual parade of troops was dispen
sed with. The celebration was
not "marked by any great enthu
siasm. Several leaders of the revolution
arrived here today from various
parts of the island for the purpose,
itis said, of attending a meeting
tonight at tne 'home of General
Del Castillo. They would not
discuss the object of the gather
ing but it is said that the Rebel
gauerals intend to make urgent
requests to Secretary Taft for of
ficial positions under the provis
ional government. They feel, it
is asserted that their hopes are
vain uuless they voice their am
bitions before the departure of
It is stated that each of the
generals has selected a position
which he desires and will make a
demand for it onthe ground that
Mr. Taft is under obligations to
them for their assistance in dis
arming the Rebels.
Among the generals known to
have been requested by telegraph
to come here are Guzman, Fer
rara, Nuchadoaud Guerra, and it
is believed that others are coming.
It is considered significant that
the Rebels who have served under
Gen. Del Castillo have been in
structed not tosell their horses,
and it is feared that Del Castillo
has a wild idea of enforcing his
demand for position under the
provisional government. Havana
Tillman on Race Riots.
In a speech on the race problem
delivered here tonight, Senator B.
R. Tillman declared the time had
come whon the South must act,
and suggested the adoption of a
European passport system by
which each person must have a
certificate of good character be
fore moving from a residence or
home, or before being received
into a new section, and that any
persons without such certificate
be imprisoned. This, he admit
ted, 'would be placing great incon
veniences on the whites who would
have to be included in the law be
cause of the fifteenth amendment,
but he declared if this plan or
some peaceable one was not adopt
ed immediately, the country was
surely toward the brink of an
abyss which meant a horrible and
bloody race war of extermination.
His speech was heard by thous
ands of people and was enthusias
tically received. The Atlanta
riots, he declared, had illuminated
the situation and shown the peo
ple they were living on the crust
cf a volcano. The riot, he be
lieved, would too soon be repeated
in other sections if no other so
lution of the problem was found.
Augusta, Ga., dispatch. '
Afflicted With Sore Eyes for 33 Years.
I have been afflicted with sore
eyes for thirty-three years. Thir
teen years ago I became totally
blind and was bli..d for six year?.
My eyes were badly inflamed.
One of my neighbors insisted up
on my trying Chamberlain's
Salve and gave me half a box of
it. To my surprise it healed my
'eyes and my sight came back to
me. P. "C. Earls, Cynthiana, Ky.
Chamberlain's Salve is for sale
by James Plummer, Salisbury,
N. C, aud Spencer Pharmacy,
Spencer, N. C
Reward?iOffered for Slayer or Eibuks.
Cattle Inspectors it Work.
Lexington Dispatch, October loth.
Three federal cattle inspectors
and cattle quarantine officersare
expected in the couuty to assist
the State officer, Mr. Steele, in
his efforts to free the count f from
ticks and tick fever. We under
stand that a large part of the
county is practically free from
this pest and will doubtless b
released from quarantine in a
short time. The remainder of
the county is not in as good ibape
but it is thought if the people
will go to work and Inspect their
cattle twice a week, the entire
county will be released. If it is not"
done of course a line will be run
through the county md it will be
unlawful to move cattle from one
part to the other. This inter
feres with the marketing of beef
and affects the price of cattle.
Lane Bros., the railroad con
tractors, have raised their origin
al reward of $50 to $150 for the
apprehension of Oscar Gaddy, the
slayer of Mr. Edbanks on Sunday.
Monday night word came that the
negro was seen at Fletoh Wag
ner's some miles from town, an4
officers at once left for the place,
but it proved a false alarm. La
ter a message came that hit tracks
were seen in plowed ground near
Press Clinard's, eight miles off.
It is thought he was :n that , vi
cinity Sunday night. The posse
was all over the region around
there on Sunday.
Saturday night Mel Wagner and
Walt Hoover, two negroes return
ing from Salisbury on train No.
12, engaged in a cutting scrape
aud slashed eaph other pretty se
verely. WagtiSr used a. razor
blade on Hoover and Hoover usea
a pocket knife. They were badly
cub up and bloody Monday morn
ing, when the mayor bound them
over under $100 bonds, which they
managed to give.
Last Thursday afternoon 97,
the fast mail, met. with a slight
-accident in the lower part of town
and was thereby delayed a short
time. "The wheels under the
thing that carries the coal," it
was explained, jumped the rails.
It appears remarkable that there
was no more serious mishap than
there was. Nothing was damaged
much and nobody hurt.
John Q. Finch caught a bushel
of eels in a fall trap in Abbott's
oreek last ' we e k, which h e
sold for $5.00. Two of the
eels were monsters, weiging one
and one-half pounds, together,
each being a yard long and about
eight inches aiound. They were
sold for a quarter each.
Score Indicted at Atlanta
The fulton county grand jury
today returned indictments
against 20 white men, charging
them with rioting in . Atlanta on
September 22. The names of
those indicted have not yet been
made public. Previously two
white men haye been indicted on
the same charge, and indictments
found against 60 negroes, charg
ing them with complicity in the
murder of County Policeman
Heard, September 24.
All of these indictments are a
result of the investigation being
made by the grand jury of the
recent race riots here. Farther
indictments are looked for whan
the jury meets again next week.
A Guaranteed Cure for Piles,
Itching, blind, bleeding, protrud
ing piles. Druggists are authorized
to refund money if Pazo Ointment
fails to cure in 6 to 14 days. SOo.
STATES YILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY.
Ab Old Engineer Retires. StatesYillt
Citfzeas Visits Uobile.
SUteavllle Landmark, October tth.
Mrs. Henry Hartman, aged 77
years, died Saturday night at her
home near Rod postofBbe, north
Iredell, and was buried Sunday at
Tabor church. Rev'. Mr. John
son conducted the funeral servi
ces. Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Hughey
spent several days here with
friends and relatives, returning
yesterday to their home in Salis
bury. Capt. L. B. Alexander, dis
trict auditor of Iloilo, Philip
pine Islands, was in Statesville
two or three days lastweek, the
guest of Gen. J. e Armfield.
Mr. Alexander has just complet
ed a trip around the world. He
left the Philippines in May and
since that time has made the trip,
stopping at many noted points
along the line.
R. F. Henry, who went to Mo
bile, Ala., last week, returned
Friday night accompanied by his
son, Otto "Henry. The Messrs.
Henry say that the newspapers
have in no way over-estimated toe
loss of life and property along the
Gulf coast. They brought home
with them a lot of photographs
showing the devastation in the
streets of Mobile and along the
J. W. Speuce, who has heen in
charge of the pump station of the
Southern Railway just south of
town, has been put on the South
ern's pension list and has retired
from active service. Mr. Spence
has been in the service of the rail
road company for over 40 years,
having been an engineer 89 years;
He and Mrs. Spence are board
ing with their son-in-law, Jacob
People ob the streets yesterday
morning were favored with a ser
mon from a negro woman preach
er who walked up and down Cen
ter street between the Statesville
Drug Co. 's. store and the square,
expounding the gospel in the good
old camp-meeting fashion. Her
voice was strong and she could be
heard two blocks away. One
gentleman remarked that she had
one of the political speakers
"skinned a block."
Dr, Julius McGath, who is in
Statesville a few days on the in
vitation of the First Methodist
church, preached Sunday at this
church to very large congrega
tions. Asking the question at the
morning hour: "What does the
world owe to the Jews?" he at
night put the question, "Has its
debt been paid?" Dr. McGath
showed from many historical and
other facts that the mode of pay
ment had been largely in the
form of persecution by a semi
pagan power acting in the name
of but falselv representing Chris
tianity. It comes to The Landmark that
one of the local Republican cam
paigners he is not a candidate
has been telling it about the
county that when Secretary Shaw
spoke in Statesville recently
prominent Democrats two being
named went to Mr. Shaw on the
conclusion of his speech, con
gratulated him, told him he had
cvnvincea them and that they
hoped to see him the next Presi
dent. The gentlemen named who
are said to have been converted
by Secretary Shaw are Mayor
Steele and J. K, Morrison. Both
these gentlemen say the state
ment is utterlv false, and those
who know them did not need their
denial to contradict the report.
Read over our prize contest.