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IL BTfiWABT. Od. a&4 Pub.
buby. N. C , Feb 20th, 1907.
Btvit Wednesday at .1
WMt laaiif Street
8eeriptUm Price U pw strictly
, : cash la advance -
Catered as second-class matter Jaa.
ttta. 1MI. at the poat oflea at Sallt
tarji N. C tinder the act of Congress
ef March trd. lttj.
It is really wonderful how those
papers which published the full
disgusting details of the ha
I trial are endeavoring to make it
appear their readers depanded
; such stuff. Wonder how they so
quickly aseertained the wishes of
said readers? This is going old
: Adam one better.
Siuoe our friend W. T. Bost
has occupied the editorial chair
on the staff of our - neighbor, The
Post J it hasf greatly improved,
particularly in the editorial de
partment. In fact it now appears
to be a genuine newspaper with
life, vigor, convictions, sensible'
views and bright paragraphs, all
of which have heretofore been en
tirely foreign to its make up and
habits. The Post has done well
in .securing Mr. Bost.
As may be seen in another col
mmn, tha case of the State against
the Bradys, for a murderous as
sault upon John Owens, has been
settled and the defendants are
now1 free men. We don't want to
criticise any one,- but remembering
the I circumstances 6f the assault,
and' calling to mind the tact that
ha will never recover from his in
Jmries, we feel that we must con
gratulate Mr. Owens upon escap
ing i a long term in the peniten
( I .
! There were no exceptions made
in the application of the third
term resolution upon its passage
and no power on earth can now
change its meaning and intent
then. Men have gone in and out
mnder its provisions and unless it
is henceforth to be a dead letter
it still refers to every office under
thejcontrol of the democratic party
both in the city and the county
The Democrat whb is not willing
to abide by this rule is not loyal
to the party and cannot be trust
ed to, carry out any pledge hej or
the party might make. Such fel
lows need watching.
- Some fellow in the Legislature,
who has about as much of an idea
of popular government as the ty
rant Nero, has offeredia bill mak
ing attendance of the public
schools compulsory. Too much
law is worse than no law, and the
continual placing of laws on the
statute books that are notfthe re
suit; of popular demand will soon
er o)r later give trouble. While
education is of great benefit to
all'frho use it rightly it is not a
panacea for all human woes. We
stand ready to endorse most any
thing that may be said favorable
to popular education except com
pulsion. The great trouble with our cob
temporary, the Charlotte News, is
thatl its egotistical' and fanatical
worship of it own views obscureai
its vision of higher., and nobler
things. We understand and en
dorse the necessity for the proper
are and training of children; but
because we think-this should be
done by the more tender care of
the childs' parents, 'instead of the
cation that we oppose any worthy
and helpful institution that this
age oi good ieiiowsnip manes a
necessary part of every humane
citizens' privileges and pleasures
The fact is our fight has been for
such. higher ideals than these of
the News that it does not realize
to what depths it has fallen.
regard to the cotton-weigher
mentioned in these columns
last weekho one need have any j
of the . present legislature j
doing anything of benefit. o the
people. It seems the whole crowd
have gone to Raleigh for the sin
gle purpose of punishing its ene
mies, loading the State with debt
and tht people with burdensome
taxes. The gentleman irom Row
an are too much in the hands of
our cotton-speculating boss to
dare to offer a bill that would
save the farmer anywhere from 10
to 50 pounds on a bale of cotton.
We call attention to this matter
at this time for two reasons.
First: the Legislature is in session
and the opportunity to do the
proper thing is at hand, and sec
ondly, because some of these gen
tlemen will be asking the farmer
for his vote two years 'hence.
Their excuse, which many will
wallo.w, will be that "the matter
was not properly bronght before
them." Watch and see.
The business people of Salis
bury, having grown tired of the
"Colonels" (?) swagger about hav
ing a new and modern depot, have
decided to carry the matter be
fore the Corpora ion Commission,
and it is expected that some defi
nite steps will soon be taken to
this end. We 'have a very little
time for those who are evrlast
ingly hammering at the railroads
for one cause and another, believ
ing the Southern to be awake to
its interests and the interests of
the towns and cities through
which it passes, and believing
that it would soon recognize the
need of a modern depot at Salis
bury and construct one of its own
volition, we have purposely failed
to join in the effort to hold-up
this great beneficial corporation
to "the tune of $25 000 to $50,000
in the way of a depot. We be
lieve, however, that Salisbury
needs and ought to have a m dern
depot and that if the Southern is
able to erect one it will be dis
creditable to itself should it fail
to do so.
In another column will be not'
ed an article from T. H. Vander
ford, which is deserving of the
serious consideration of every
voter of Salisbury who favors the
proper and legal administration
of municipal affairs. Mr. Van
derford is not the man to make
wild, unfounded assertions Jinfor
der to further his own interests in
the matter of fhis candidacy for
the office of mayor. What he
says in the article referred to, is
said quietly : deliberately, -and
withal, very plainly. He says he
will make no assertion regarding
city affairs which cannot be sup
ported by proof which practically
amounts to demonstration. True,
he does not say this in bis arti
cle, but he has said so publicly
and those who know him will give
him creditdlhe ability to do
just as he promises. Moreover,
Mr. Vanderford is in a position
to know whereof he speaks. He
calls attention in a forcible .man
ner to certain irregularities which
have taken place in the past, and
it is the knowledge of the very
things which cause so many citi
zens to insist that there should be
a change in the office of mayor.
While there are a number of ir
regularities which may not be
known and understood in all their
details, yet enough is known to
satisfy people that there is some
thing radically wrong somawnere
Mr, Yanderford will make it
point to supply the needed, de
tails as the campaign progresses.
But we must not anticipate. The
matters to which Mr. Vauderford
now calls' attention are of much
importance and thoy cannot be
thrust tci oneeide in this cam
paign." These statements of Mr.
Vanderford must be met aquftTPly
and satisfactorily disproved,- or
else citizens at large will b jus
tified in the assumption that they
lire . true. And if they are true,
as citizens are thoroughly satis
fled they are ; then it ieems a self
evident preposition, that for the
good of the people, -for the best
f interests of the eitv. fur the sake
of tiuth, honesty, justice and
square dealing, "a change of ad-
ls an Imperative ne-
-The editor of the Watchman
has always placed a very high val
ue on the principles of personal
liberty, one's inherent right to do
whatsoever he may choose with
out governmental interference, so
long as. he does not becomo crimi
nal or a : public uuisanc. Next
to tbis-we believe in the unalloy
ed, sovereignty of the citizen, the
government that will guarautte
these rights with the least possi
ble law and burdru, and ' bouse
quently the principles and ideals
of a true democracy is our first
choice politically. W h i 1 w e
have, at times, denounced men
and measures endorsed by the or
ganized party so named, believ
ing true democracy was bei n g
wickedly tramped undo foot, we
never knowingly, in any manner,
opposed the principles and con
victions set forth above. 'These
things are sacred, the very mud
sills of .our freedom and welfare
as sovereign citizens of a great re
public. We have continually and
jealously opposed any and all ef
forts that would abridge these
primary and important rights.
This, so far as to law and authori
ty, but with only silent contempt
for the auarchistical or despotic
bulldozer who would endeavor to
abridge another's rights or injure
his business because he does npjfc
think, believe and act as he would
have him do, and, with amaze
ment, have we observed men, who
knew better, vote. for aud advo
cate measures, whatever their mo
tives may have been, that were der
structiveof peace, law and busi
ness: Having such beliefs, it was
but natural for us to join with the
barkeepers and distillers in their
fight against the prohib i t i o n
forced several years ago, then try
ing, as we saw it, to regulate men's
appetites and morals by law.
Having no use for whiskey, nor
paitence with men who make in-'
temperate use of stimulating bev
erages, we, tookour stand solely
on the ground Of principle. We
believe the bar-keepers have rights
as well as other men and that as
such they are entitled to due con
sideration and the same protec
tion of the law as is given to other
people and other people's; bu?fk
nesses. We are living up to these
convictions to-day and shall con
tinue to do so so long as we may
hope to see equal and exact jus
tice done unto all men. The
whiskey dealers have the sam
rights as other citizens and they
are permitted to conduct their
businesses here under certain con
ditions granted them by their fel-;
low citizens through duly au
thorized officials. In this parties
lar it - might be worth while for
them to reflect upon the results
of indiscreet conduct. There is
such a thing as the abuse of citi-
snip ana privileges ana too great a,
zeal in an effort to dictate an of,
control the affairs of a city;
If such acts are persisted in by the
bar keepers they will soon cause
the jutr indignation of the citizens
to arise and put them out of busi
ness. When it comes to the point'
that the citizens, must choose be
tween the domineering influence
or tne oar-roooms and the control
of their own affairs, the bar-room
keeper's sun will set, and that
good and hard. At said abov,
we bear our portion of credit, good
or bad, for the continuation of the
whiskey business in Salisbury,
and, so long as they, do not be
come too pernicious in their, ef
forts to domineer the elections
and affairs of the city we are will
ing that they shall remain, under
proper surveillance. But, when
they serve notice on a business
man that if . he eontinues active
in his choice for mayor, or any
other lawful and peaceful persuit,
they are getting dangerously near
an offensive position ; when they
say to the people of tnis commu
nity "we will not contribute to
the erection of a city hospital un
less you elect our choice for may
or, they are then inviting the re
sentment of every good citizen in
the town. And when the pooplp
learn that the three-term pledare
of the Rowan Democracy is to be
v4olated to suit theplea8ure of a
whiskey ring, the party ties will
not be strong enough to keep in
bound the . populaf indignation
and the vpters' roar, which can
be summed up iu one wori:
'GET." There never has b-eu a
time in the .history of tne world
wneu people did not sooner or la
ter throw off the bonds of tyrants
and the exactions of usurpers
Such events have occurred often
and' they can pecurr again, tf it
occurrs in this case it will be be
cause the whiskey people, brine it
Wpon themselves.
He Calls Attention fo Several irregularities
Ib Our Municipal Affairs.
Salisbury, N. C, Feb. 19, 1907
To the Citizens of Salisbury :
It has been circulated that I op
pose the further improvement' of
the City of Salisbury, and that,
unless I am. elected, I will oppose
the further issue of bonds. .' ; '
I wish to say that these stffte
mentare without foundation.
I am now, have always neen,
and expect to remain, in fayor xf
anything that looks to the up
building of Sslisbury
I am in favbr of a
bond Bsiie,
to be disposed of as needed for
GOOD STREETS, without dis
crimination, in favor of one pac
tion and against another ; to give
the City of Salisbury a better
water-supply ; to extend the sew
ers to the river, and thereby re
move a menace to the health of
the people on whose land they.
now empty, (and who are now
threatening- to sue the City) to
buy, for the bettermeut of our
present fire-department, a steam-
engine, and provide a place to
keep it, and give the City an up-to-dat?
fire-alarm system ; and,
last but not least, to provide
funds for ca rry ing out the violated
pledgeg made to the people ef the
S uth and East wards, that they
should have a school, by purchas
ing a lot on the South-East side
of the Southern Railway, and on
Inniss St. and erect thereon a
creditable p&bhc-school building.
Three lots, viz,, the Raney lotj
the Blackwelder lot, and the Bea
ver lot, were bought for public
school purposes, on Fisher St.,
the three lots costing about $6,000.
This money came out of a $10,000
bond issue, and the people were
Hnduoed to vote the bonds upon
the promise of this publio school
for these wards.
The Rarsey lot was sold by Mr.
Boyden to a negro named John
Mo wery"( recently deceased) and
nls family still live there, and
cannot be bought out, thereby re
ducing the value of the surround
ing property, one mau having sold
his adjacent property for $200 less
on thia account. Mr. Boyden
was urgently requested by white
citizens owning the surrounding
property, not to make this vMow-
ery sale. I say that the remain
ing $4000 and the pmy erty on
Fisher St., still owned by the
City, should be made the basis of
a fund for the building of th1 In
niss St., school, ano the balance
needed should be provided for hy
a bond issue. ;
To do all this work, and mike
all these improvements, will ro
quire considerable time and mon
ey; and, while I am in favor cf
issuing bonds f t thse purposes, I
db not favor issuing them all at
once, nor do I favor a careless ex
penditure of the money. The
people should know what the
bonds bring when sold, and the
expenditure of te money, espe
cially as the work progresses.
I am opposed to the pat. loose
eystem of paying out the City's
funds upon vouchers passed upon
and "signed by the Mayor and
the Clerk. If I am elected, it
'will be S" arranged that'for wvery
cent of public money paid out,
there will be a receipt giving the
name of the payee and the pur
pose for which the '-money was
paid out; the books and vouchereJj
will oe opeu to the inspection of
the pu bl ic , a n d lwil 1 90 m p 1 y w i t h
the law requiring yearly state
ments to be published showing
the nature and anouut of public
expenditures. AuoV,, when these
statements are made,, they will be
fu and specific and the public
can and will be able to tell from
WENT. My friends will Dot
have to ask lenieney tor failure to
make the report, nor apologize
for such a statement as that made
by the present Mayor, a state
ment which contains little or no
information. I am informed that
they have now employed fn ex
pert aeeouatftnt to mane a mtelli-
gibT .itatemenV'aLcLI j-in 'every
citizen i Salisbury in hoping that
the new statement may convev
much desired information.
All this talk about my being
opposed to the further improve
ment uf Salisbury, has, I suppose,
grown out of my criticism of Mr.
Boyden in not inviting tht. Advi-!
sory Board to assist the Board of
Aldermen in . passing upon -the-bids
for the contracts 1T street
work, , although the Advisory
Board as expressly provided for
and named in the bill authorizing
this issue; and, also out of my
.criticism of his disregard 'of the
wishes of the residents cf, the
South a? id East Wards in re
gard to the school, and the sale of
part of the . property purchased
for that purpose to a negro, and
the failure (as I am reliably in
formed) to require an itemized
statement of the money expended
in the extension of the sewer sys
tem. I am reliably informed that
t he sum of about . $10,000 waT
placed in the hands of one cf the
City officials, to be used for the
extension of the sewers, and that
this official has never yet riled
any itemized report showing what
was done with this money, al
though the Chairmau of the Sew
ar Committee made reppated cath
fur this report. 'No such thing as
this can or will happen if I am
Mayor! ALd if I should be per
mitted to remain iu office as May
or for three terms, I promise not
to violate a principle adopted by
the Democratic party, and which
is now conceded to be the best
move ever taken for the upbuild
ing of the party, upon the flimsy
pretext that I have beeu petition
ed to run a fourth t-me. What
officer who has just retired in
consequence or the third term
rule, could not have gotten some
of his warm personal friends to
petition him to run again?
Very respectfully,
T. H. Vanderford.
BueltJen's Arnica Salve
The Best Selve 3n The World
We will commence closing out one of the best,
newest and most up'-iodate lines of Shoes that has
ever been closed out at any sale in this town oh
These are not odds and ends or-Sample Shoes or odd
sacck, but f verytbitg is New, Fresh and up-to-date Vg.od8,
but we have mad up our minds to go out of the shoe busi
ness and these Shoes must go out. Our prices on these
Shoes will be the manufacturer's, plus the fright. None
of these gor ds will b charged or taken back.' We want to
close out this stock inside 80 days if we have to sell them1.
l)ulks to some merchant. Don't wait if you want the best.
Another line .we are going to close out is our Art
Squares find Hugs. We have big ie of them
bought direct fttm the mills. Ihese'are air new fresh
goods i f the very latest make and the Newest Pattr.rng.
Our 9x12 Ingrain Art Squares worth 16.00
be closed1 out at $4.25.
Our 9x12 Saxon v Art Squares' worth $10.00 a '7.00.
Our 9x12 Alma Art Squares wonh $!0 to 2 it"$7c0.
Onr Royal Axmiusser 9x12 w,..rth $25.00 a v $f CGO
Our 9x12 Shiraz t,rth $18.00 at $13.00.
Our 'Oriental Art Square, worth $80.00 at $21.00.
We have a big'line ot small Rug8 to m -ch tbse Art
Squares that will be reduced in he; seme pre porjon We
also have a lot of Hall Kunners that will go. hi ftt.Man
facturer s Coat. . '
Rebhers at China Stoth. -
Every now and t r en d epidemic
of burglary and robbery! occurs in
various secti us of -the State, and
it Appears that tins portion of
North Carolina is now being vis
ited by an organized gang .of
thieves. Reference is - marte ,iu'
another column to thet-reeent at
tempted burg la pes here, ' and j ust
a little later, China Grove seems
to have been selected as a field
fo further operations: 'The home
of Mrs. Cowan was entered on
Thursday night but nothing was
secured.' Mr. Fletcher, Station
Ageut T h o m, Superintendent
Ross, of the Patterson Company,
the cotton mill, and other places
were broken into. . An ' attempt
was made to e:itr the home ot J.
N. Day vault, but be bad not gore
to bed when the visit -was made,
aud the robbers learnii g this,-left
the place. Mr. Thorn is minus a
zold watch and a smll sum in
cash, Mr. Ross K st a watch,! a
mileage book and about $14 iu
cash. It is quite probable that
suspicious looking characte s will
be treated rather coollv in the
China Grove neighborhood for the
next few weeks.
Greensboro Gets StmSi.'iOi.
Madam Sembrich, the worlds'
most noted singer, will sing in
Greensboro on Mfrch i. 18. Sh
will sing at only one place in
North Carolina ai;d Qr eiisboro is
to be conpfratulatHd on getting
this wonderful tinger Madam
Sembrich uses the' Baldwin piano
and this shows far . good judg
ment. ' B. P. Jarrett. Salisbury,
"N. C, sells the Baldwin piano.
PtOBitiie Ylctrros Better.
Hich Point. Pb. 10 Two of
the young children of Mr. War
ner Jackson tfSv been removed to
vhe Junior Ordr 'Husprtal, where
they are being tr e a t e d fci
ptomaine poisoning. It will be
remembered that -veral days ago
the wife and mot b r of this house
hold end a child died from this
poisoning, cansfd by eating pork,
and the remain:- s thre members
of the family, tun fn'hf-r tnd two
children, w?r te-riously ill and
wer expected to die from . the
sme malady, Mr. Jackvn sepnis
to-have the best chance for re
covery, while th two children are
making a despf ate struggle to
win out in the k?tl for life.
Special to Charlotte Obsnrver.
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