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THt f LOWERS COLLECTOR i
A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs.
VOJL. III. NO. 10.
Salisbury, N. C, Wednesday, February 20 th, 19077
Wm, H. Stewart, Editor.
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SlATtSYlLLE AND IREDELL COUNTY,
Car Legislators Teratd a "Set ef Pine
: Weeds Lawyers." Measles fa Towa.
ttSTil Landmark, February 12 th.
Notwithstanding Statesville has
stringent prohibitory laws, which
are enforced about as rigidly as
such laws can be, liquor was sold
in town Saturday, openly and
"above board, and bo far froni any
body trying to prevent the sale, a
company of anxious bidders
crowded about the eelier and some
of Mffifie apparently disap
polutedTwne the supply was ex
hausted. The seller was Deputy
Collector Davis and he sold with
out fear, for the product had been
confiscated by the government be
cause the makers thereof had fail
ed to observe the formality ot
paying tax on the same. Uuder
the statutes in such casesmade
and provided, TJucle Sam is not
restrained by local prohibition
laws from selling illicit spirits
which have been - seized .and .for
feited to the government, so that
Deputy Collector Davis was en
tirely within the law in making
the sa.e. On such occasions any
individual is free to purchase and
the highest bidder takes the cake.
Mr. Davis' office was well tilleu
during the sale with people who
were concerned 'abut the dispo-;
sition of the goods, and they
watched the bidding' expectantly
and apparently w th a biting
thirst. Others who didn't know
of the sale until it was over suf
fered sufficient mental distress to
form a basi for a damage suit.
In the course of his remarks at
both services Sunday, Rev. C. A.
Jenkins ssverly criticised the
Legislature He termed the mem
bers "a set of pi: e-woods law
yers" that know nothing and care
nothing f r the wishes of the peo
plei In referring to the action it.,
changing the divorce laws, making
- ten years separation cause for di
vorce, Mr. Jenkins held that the
legislators were fighting God, for
it is plainly stated in the Bible,
the; only true law book, that therV
is but one cause for divorce. Oth
er; remarks and suggestions, ai
though amusing, were very' sen
sible. He says the people should
end the most pious and conserva
tive men to make their laws in
stead of a Jot of lawyers that take
advantage of their opportunity
and make laws for the whole Stat
just to ring in some individual
case. Mr. Jenkins wishes it were
possible for bim to go somewhere
and sleep all during the next ses
ion of the Legislature.
About uvery four or five years,
more or less, an epidemic of mea-
lea nasses tnis way and it iff
wonderful how much material the
treacherous and dangerous disease
finds to work on every time, it
comes alone. . For some weeks
now the measles has enveloped
Statesville and this section of the
county like a blanket. It has se
riously interfered with the schools
and in many cases schools have
almost been broken.up.
H : The limit cf Life. .
The most.eminent medfical soi
:.en.tistB.a nnammous ii; the con
clusion that the generally accept
ed limitation of human life is
many years below the attainment
possible with the advanced knowl
edge of which the race is now
possessed. The critical .period,
that determines . its duration,
seems to be between 50 and 60 ;
'tbe. proper care of the body dur
; Ting this decade canbot be top
strougly urged ; cart lssness then
being fatal to longevity. Na
ture's host helper after50 is
Electric Bitten;" the scientific
tonic medicine thato: revitalizes
everi organ of the' body,: -Guar-
anteea Dy an druggists.--wc. , -
If you Want a Good Buggy Don't Fail to Get
Busy at Once. 3,
The biggest and best proposition ir llgay of a voting
contet ever offered by The WATCHilipxrith set on
foot. The conditions are brief and the Jr4eigreat. Now
is your opportunity to get a splendid one-h&rse' buggy with
out the outlay of a dime on your part. You want a good
buggy and we want to increase the circulation of the
Wamchman, hence we inaugurate the followinging voting
contest. For every cent paid on subscription one vote will
be given, except subscriptions brought in by some one act
ing as an agent,' Hr which case two votes for each cent paid
will be given. VotiLg coupons with the number of votes to
which one is entitled theron will be issued to all who
make payments. These coupons must be deposited at the
office of the Watchman to be counted and credited to the
No one connected with the Watchman force in any man-'
ner will be allowed to enter the contest, but all others now
subscribers are invited to help in any manner they can.
Work for yourself or help some one else to get it.
DESCRIPTION OF THE BUGGY.
Council street. These gentlemen will take pleasure m
showing it and giving any information about it that may be
lesimt. Kemember some one
you want one why not make an
During this contest we have decided to make the most
liberal prices possible' for full
s follows: . ,
The Watchman, single subscription, new or renewal. . .75c
In clubs of two or more, 1 year,
Those who enter the contest
will be guided by the above,
information we wi 1 be glad to
Subscriptions for less than
Any one who sends us five
uc givcii uuc jcdi rs Duuetiipuuu lice.
Any one sending us ten subscriptions and $5.00, will be
given a copy, of the San Francisco Earthquake book. Value
The Watchman will continue
provement we may be able to
support of all good people and
Subscribers have the privilege of selecting their own can
didates. New candidatesmay
Vote for whom youwish and
didate who gets the most vote
- The firBt in the field generally stands a good chance to
win, so if you are going to make an effort for- th buggy, a
word to the wise is sumcient.
nish upon request. Selfld
FROST PROOF CABBAGE PLANTS-
I have the general management
of frost-proof cabbage plants from
one of the larost growers in the
South, and can furnish them P.
O. B. YouugV Island, S. C. in
lots Jess than 5000 in a lot to one
address for $1.50 per 1000, over
5000 in a lot to one addtess, $1.25
The, plants are ready any time
from now until April 15th Should
it unfa vorable to set plants
when they come, put them in a
trench, and cover well until it is
favorable. Hold this ad; and
when ready foT- plants senl your
order to mewith cashor P. O.
moneyorder, giving name of ex
press office with person ordering,
aud in a few Mays the plants will
be there. RL. --BROWN,. N. 6
I buliabury, r. U.
Latest and Biggest
till June 1st.
We haven't a suitable cut
of the buggy which some
lucky person will receive at
the expiration of this contest,
Tbut iu a general way we can
say that it is a No. 12 Dia
mond buggy madeby'the.Du-rant-Dort
Carriage Co. It is
of the open side bar type and
one of the best makes on the
market, substantial and first
class in every particular. It
can be seen by calling at the
Barber Buggy and Wagon
Co. '8 place of business, on
will get it without fan. If
effort to get it? ,
year subscriptions. They are
, 4t 44 14 .... $1.00
new or renewal, each. .50c
for the main prize, the buggy,
but should they want other
furnish them with same.
one year will be at the rate of
subscriptions and $2,50, will
as it is with whatever im
make upon it. It asks the
will endeavorto merit their
be brought out at any time.
as often as possible. The can
wjll be awarded the prize.
Any other information fur
all money and communications
Wm. H. Stewart,
Salisbury; N. C
, Rabid Dog Kicked to Death.
New Bern, N. C, Eugene Land
a salesman in a grecery store here
was attacKed or an apparently
rabid dog this afternoon and sus
tained severe injuries. The aui
mal fastened his teeth in the hand
of the man and it was with diffi
culty that he was shaken off.
The rabid dog was fiaally killed
by Mr. Land, who jumped on it
and kicked it to death. Special
to Charlotte Observer.
It's the highest: standard of
quality, a natural tonic, cleanses
vour avetem. reddens the cheeks.
brightens the eyes, gives flavor to
all you eat." Hollister's Rocky
Mouutaiu Tea will do this for
von. 85 cfents. Tea or Tablets.
T. W. Grimes Drue Co.
LEXL1GT0N AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
AbU.:1 Lsw mt In Force. Liquor Men
ireifly Looking; tor orders.
Lvxlnffton OlspHtca, Felsruary 13th.
Americans though we are, and
North Carolinians, we find many
things that constantly remind us
that we are, uot far removed from
ancestors who were bom and rear
ed in the old countries and who
spoke their Lative tongue and kept
up the habits and customs of their
respective birthplaces. This is
specially true in the block of
counties here in the Piedmont
section where tue Dutch settled
thickly. The generation that
spoke, the Dutch language is hard-
y gone and we suspect that there
are still a few or the old men and
women who could express them
selves in that tongue. One day
this week an old lady died in the-
county whose age was written
down in the old family Bible in
Dutjh, and not one of her family
could read it, so that ber exact
age was not ascrtained.
At their meeting Friday night
he aldrmau passed an ordinance
requiring all plumbers to pay an
annual tax of $25. People own-
ing property in the fire limits are
rushing things to get their plumb-
a u j u t. e s u
ing finished by the farstof March,
the time set by the aldermen for
all connections with the sewer to
be made in the fire limits.
A gentleman who has been keep
ing his eye on Ltsinfcs as a 114
for investment, arrvtt hers out
night last week on a late train.
accompanied by his wife. Sleet
coyered the ground and was fall
ing rapidly. And it was very cold.
He wai tuprited to find no sort of
eonveyaficeiatthe depot, and there
was noising to do but to shoulder
his baggage and wa'k through the
ice to his destination. Lexington
is probably ,the only town on earth
that makes no provision for train
arrivals in the way of vehicles.
Everybody who cjmes here for tbe
first time wonders why.
It fs told us that three separate
Danville liquor houses have agents
in Lexington this week taking or
ders for liquor. We do not know
the law od tbe case, and contra
dictory expressions are heard re
garding the action of other towns
iu the state under similar circum
stances. News from Thomasville says
that a petition is being circulated
over:there against the proposed
dispensary in Lexington.- evi
dently Thomasville is under the
impression that there is danger of
a diipensary here
The anti-jug law went into ef-
feet for this county fast Sunday,
No more whiskey cau legally be
shipped into Davidsou from points
mithiu the state.
Barn Barner 6ets 15 YearsA
After beine out iust one hour
the jury in the case of Gary Cas
tles, charged with burning the
barn of Mrs. Brown Grier in
Steele Creek, on January 15th,
returned a verdict of euilty. Be
fore pronouncing sentence, Judge
Justice asked Col. T. L. Kirk
patrick if he had anything to say
for his client, and the defending
attorney submitted a plea for the
mercy of the court on. account of
the present age of the defendant
u -F- KO .1. ' T,,:,-
who is 52 years old Plumaoer
Stewart, assisting iu the protecu
tion, asked tor a long sentence in
order that some influence might
be brought to bear upon the De.
groea in the neigh borhood who are
bilieved to have continued the
i practice of burning barns. Judge
j Justice sentenced Castles to an
imprisonment in the State ,peni-
tentiarv of fifteen years Char-
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
Lutheran Minister Resigns. Mr. Purr to
Locate in Salisbury
CoBcerdTlmeg. Februk'- 12tb. -7
Daniel M. Stirewalt, a promi
nent citizen of the. Rimer neigh
borhood, dropped dead last Fri
day morning at the home of his
son, Martin stirewalt. wnere ne
had been waiting on a sick child.
He had gone fo feed the horse.
A f:?w minutes later Paul Yost,
who was there, saw Mr Stirewalt
lying near the barn. He went to
him fltTd found that ha was dead.
Rev. J; Wi. Strickler, who has
been pastor of St. Andrew's Lu
theran church for some time, ten
dered bis resignation to take ef
fect the last of April. Mr. Strick
ler has not yet deoided as to his
future location. He has sevoral
calls under consideration. He
has done a good work here and
nis congregation will regret to
give him" up.
Thornton Gihion Furr isimong
those who were last week granted
license to-practice law by the Su-
preme Court. He is a native of
Rowan county, and a promising
young man. He will probably lo
cate in Salisbury.
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Kev. Wm. Hadley, pastor of
T x xt.-,". .
ville, will preach at the First B;i
tist church here next Sunday
Mr. Hadlsy comes here to mfcet.
the people and to look over tbe
field. It is more tha prubiib.e
that call will be Extended bin
to become pastor cf the church.
Both the Magnolia Cotton Mil lis,
which have been running at niglbt
as well as in tue day time tor
some while, this weok shut oft tue
night work. This step seems to
have been necessary on account
of the scarcity of hands.
John Harrington, a colored
man ot Concord, who was well
known, died last Tuesday-night.
"Uncle Johu,r was cne ot the old
time darkies whose kind is now
too rare. He was as polite as a
dancing master, and his "good
morning, boss," was known by
nearly every white mn in Con
eord. Wanted to Shoot.
Columbia, S. C, Feb. In
state Dispensary Director John
Black this afternoon attempted
to shoot William P. Norfolk,
blender for the State dispensary.
The incident' took plaee m the
room of the dispensary board, at
the Capitol, where Mr. Norfolk
had gone to secure his pay check.
Bl; ok came in while Norfolk was
in the room . and demanded to
know what be was doing there1.
Norfolk replied that he came for
his check, whereupon Black or
dered bim out, using violent lan
guage. Norfolk did not leave im
mediately and protested against
the language of the director
Black then drew his revolver and
advanced upon Norfol k, w h e
aavauoea upon jsorioi w u 1
CUff Mobley and- others interfer-
ed, Norfolk, who appeared to be
unarmed, then left the room, mud
the incident seems t be closed,
J although no arrests have been
made. Coirespodence Charlotte
Endorsed by the Connty.
4The most popular remedy
pi8ego county, and the best friend
of.JftyfamilyVwrUes Wm M.
DietZ, "editor and publisher of the
Otseeo Journa I ,-: Gi 1 bert s v 1 1 1 , N.
Y -.w uti lug s iNew discovery,
It has proved to be aii infallible
cure ior cougus ana comsaaing
I ohnrr. work of the worat. of them.
w aiwaVB t,BetJ a bott le in the
1 honse. I believa it to be the most
valuable prescription known for
Lung and Throat diseases." Guar-
anteed to never disappoint the
taker, by all druggists. Price
I 50c and $1.00. Trial bottle free.
ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
Mad- Dogs Numerous, Old Citizen Dies
fUmly Knterftrlat. February 14th.
Albert P. Mills, of Ansonrille
township in Anson county, Jwas
drowned on Tuesday afternoon of
last week. The horse which he
was driving became unmanagable
and ran. The accident occurred
oh the RhodyStatou road;-some
500 yards ahove the Hancock
mill, where a bridge crosses Lane
Creek. When the horse reached
this point he took the ford instead
of the bridge. The creek was
swollen and the young man's bat
tle for life was a short one.
Tbe Southbound is serving no
tice on owners to clear timber
from rights of way, in readiness
for contracts that are to be placed
for cross-ties. Looks like busi
ness. The condition of Hon. J. M.
Brown has been rather worse the
past few days than at any time
since his suffering from paralysis,
a neuralgic attack having set in.
Mad dogs have caused much ex
citement in this and adjoining
neighborhoods lately. Several .
rabid dogs have been killed,
after having bitten a number
of other dogs and hogs. Some
people narrowly escaped being
bitten L cust correspondence.
. The Wiscasset Mills Company
has placed a contract wish the lo
cal company for drilling six ar
tesian wells at various points on
the hill. ,
News comes from Frank, H.
Heath, who recontly located on a
ranch in th West, that he is get
ting along nicely, with the ex
ception of that warm feeling for
home that cornea to one who ii
The death of Nathaniel Eflrd,
who jlived near Efird Mills, oc
curred Monday morning. 'He Wat
about 81 years of age, and paraly
sis hastened the inevitable end of
quite a long period of feebleness.
Mr. Efird was one of. our well
known and most substantial citi
zens.. Thaw Trial Stopped Temporarily.
New York, Feb. 14. Another
tragic chapter in the history of
the Thaw-White episode was writ
ten tody when grim death step
ped in to halt the famous trial in
its fourth wok. The wife of ju
ror No. 11, Mrs. Jos. B. Bolton,
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passed away this? afternoon soon
after her husband reached her
bedside. He had been summoned
from the - court room where the
trial had been in progress -less
than four minutes. The formal
announcement of Mrs. Bolton's
death was made in court shortly
after - the hour set vfor the after
noon session, and Justice Fitz
gerald immediately orderedb
adjournment of the case until
next Monday morn i n g. T hie
CQUrt alg(! orderfed .with the cpn.
" jurymen ne given tneir liberty
and no longer be held together.
lie, admonished the jurors to be
guided by their bono r 'and their
oaths and not to read the newspa
pers or discuss the Thaw case with
A Reliable Opinion.
A, C. Scammell. composer,
church organist and dealer of
BellevHe. Ohio, says: .-The per
fect scale, brilliant tone and: re
sponsive acting' in the Weaver
Piano appealsto every musician
who tries it. Customers are de
lighted with it. Personally, I con
sider it a strictly high grade in
strument." Sold only by G. W.
Fbix & Co., Salisbury N. C.
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