April 1st. -There
at Organ Church last Sunday.
ThirteennewlnemberB were add
ed to the church. That is right
boys and girls, let everybody join
the church, ramain jtrue to the
doctrines and they will never re
John A. Caster is visiting his
son near Shuping Bros. mill.
There bai been a considerable
change in tht weather since last
week. Half of the boys in South
Rowan went fishing last week and
the other half were busy digging
bait worms. It has been hot
weather for some time.
The' sick people in South Row
an are getting better fast. We
arid all glad lo hear of this.
It snowed last Sunday. This
it the first snow we have had
TP aaoi. QnnBv iit n. Inner fime.
Sonje few people have planted
corn in bputn Kowan. xney
thought the groundhog days were
over, that summer was here and
there would be no more cold
weather. But we must not go by
that for we can remember that
last year in May, the cora and
cotton were frozen badly.
Luther J. Shive has treated him
self to a new buggy.
George Sifford, an employe of
the Rockwell Furniture Factory,
has been at home for a few days
on account of weak eyes. He
says they are doing a considera
ble amount of work at Rockwell.
Shuping Bros, tore down their
old boiler wall and have replaced
it with a new one. They have a
large trade in grinding and also
get a large auiuuuu ui samug
D. A. Lentz'has'moved'his saw
mill about one miiewestorShu
ping Bros. mill. Mr. Lentz has
been in the business for a loDg
while and understands it well. v
The boys that went fishing last
week and those who were digging
bait worms, are chopping wood
this week to make fires.
April 1, 1907.
The farmers are pushing their
work along as fast as possible.
No planting done yet except corn
for roasting ears, and potatoes.
W. H. Earnhardt is going to
move to Salisbury this week if he
nan cret read v. We should be
glad for Mr. Earnhardt to remain
on his farm. He will be missed
in the community.
D. S. Lentz has moved his saw
mill on A. A. Patterson's place,
where he will saw a nice lot of
D. C. Powlas is a little better,
but it will be a long time before
he will, be able to work.
G. A. Barger is erecting a nice
Saturday Wm. Rickard and
another gentlemau passed through
with their fine $3200 horse a
On account of his eves, George
Sifford is now at home. He has
been working at the factory at
Rockwell for some time.
Wheat is looking very well
We had plenty of rain yester
day and quite a bit of snow with
it late in the afternoon.
. 6entle and Effective. ....
"A well known Manitoba editor
writes: "As an inside worker I
find Chamberlain's Stomach and
Liver Tabeta invaluable for the
touches of biliousness natural to
sedentary life, their action being
gentle and effective, clearing the
digestive tract "and the head."
Price 25c. Samples free. Jas.
Plummer, Salisbury, and Spen
cer Pharmacy, Spencer, N. C.
March 29th, 1907.
W. B. Shiun and Miss Irene
McCanless were married at the
home of the bride Wednesday
evening; at five p. m., Rev. P. W.
Tucker officiating. The -couple
tc ok the train immediately after
the marriage to spend several
days visiting the home 4f the
Mr. and Mrs.s E. O. Cody are
opening tip a spot cash grocery
and dry goods srore next door to
the passenger depot here. A dress
making department is also run in
connection with the store.
W. A. Cogins, who has been in
feeble health for some time, left
for his old home in Lancaster,
S. C, yesterday. "
Miss Rosa Propst, of Granite
Quarry, is visiting her sister, Mrs
Rey. C, A. Brown, ot Organ
Mr. Boger, of Lower Stone set
tlement is visiting his daughter,
Mrs. Daniel Yates.
Mrs. John Parks and daughter
were visiting at Mr. and Mrs. W.
Mrs. Love Honbarrier, of near
Linwood, is visiting at Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Honbarrier's over Eas
J. M. Honbarrier bought a
large, fine bunch of bananas for
himself and friends for Easter.
Rev, S. J. M. Brown and fam
ily, of Cooleemee, are visiting
friends and relatives here, and at
tending the old folks singing at
Daniel Kluttz moves into his
handsome new residence Tues
day, April the 2nd, that has just
been finished by contractor W. S
Capt. T. R. Chappel, who is the
superintendent of the quarry
works for the Gelespie Company
here, i one of the best quurry
men that ever came to North Car
x)lina. He has several cars Inadad
every day with granite for the
Brother Bartlette and family
attended the old folks singing at
Granite Quarry - Easter Monday
evening. Glad to see brother
George Fink, of Faith, is run
ning on the Yadkin railroad aDd
likes some of the G.anite Quar
ry girls mighty well.
April fool is the order of the
day April 1st. One girl ordered
a sack of flour Jom one of the
stores and when the young man
went to deliver, it her mother told
him she had plenty flour, A
crowd of young ladies gathered to
see the fun. The young gentle
man took the sack of flour back
to his store. The Young ladies
had him fooled this time.
Reunion Blue and the Grey.
Southern Pines, March 28.
A large crowd gathered here to
day to celebrate the second an
nual reunion of the Blue and the
Gray. Governor Glenn was de
tained at a meeting and could not
get here which was a "severe disap
pointment. Gen. Julian H. Carr
aud others, were present. The
opera house was not big enough
to hold the crowd. The event
was a decided success except for
the disappointment felt in the
failure of the Governor to arrive.
Special to Charlotte Observer,
Yes, I Have Found it at Lasl.
Found what? 'Why that Cham
berlain's Salve cures eczema and
all manner of itching of the skin.
I have been afflicted for many
years with kin disease. I had to
get up three or four times every
night arfd wash with cold water
to allay the terrilble itching, but
since using this salve in Decem
ber, 1905, the itching has stopped
and has not troubled me. Elder
John T. Ongley, Rootville, Pa.
For sale by James Plummer, Sal
isbury, and Spencer Pharmacy,
Spencer, N. C.
April 2, m
" Seems as if almost , every jody
was expecting a very warm land
pleasai't Easter. But probably
you were all April' tooled.
Who would have thought o
ing snow for Easter.
The series of meetings beg
Dunn's Mount Baptist chur"
Easter Sunday night. "
We understand that all enjoyed
tne egg nunt very inucn. A very
large crowd was present : botn old
aud young understood the game.,
Th ft TTftH-, man nhrma nnno t.r.
day and are being manageji by
M. J. Poole and Charlie Earrlhart,
(in lieu of J. H. Tippett,)! We
wish them much success,
say they are going "to do 1
for us." They will do iron.
and all kind of general work to
gether withl-repairing? guns and
bicycles. All right, boys, when
you want your bicycle tire shrunk
give them a call and they will do
"bis'' for you. Of course, 'fyours
to served will be right to thi spot.
Misses Mary and Ada tester
were visitors at D. H. Maliley's
Sunday last. . J
W. A. Agusr and J. H. Tbpett
went to the sale yesterday at
James Casper's. Did you luy a
brass monkey? j
Several eentlemen. of TjnnAt.t
Town, spent yesterday (Easter
Monday) at St, John's Mill with
the picnicers. Have not heard
the results of the picnic at above
Gentlemen, why don't you'read
the Watchman? . Why the North
Pole might get near us and you
would freeze before you could saj
"scat." It's more news for less
money and better news . for same
money. If you don't believe it
see "Yours to Serve."
Year of Uany Boil Weevills.
Baton Rouge, La , March 29.
The cotton boll weevil will be un
usually numerous and destructive
this year according to a, reVort bv
Dr. W. D. Hunter, in charge of
tha boll weevil investigation for
the United States Department of
Agriculture. He says :
"The conditions throughout the
past winter have been unusually
favorable for the hibernation of
the boll weevil. The two critical
conditions for successful hiberna
tion, temperature and dryness
have been as fav6rable as they
will probably ever be.
"The mild winter and spring is
having the effect of causing an
unusually early emergence.
"The conditions indicate that
weevils will be unusually abund
ant in the cotton fields, and greai
damage is to be expected. Sc me
conditions, for instance dry
weather during June and July
after the cotton plants are well
started may serve to check the
The Chief Bets His Man.
Chief of Police Miller returned
from Savannah, Ga.. last week
where he had gone after a negro
named Eugene Sawyer, who is
wanted here for the robbery- of
tne store of tfelk-Harry Company.
The negro's connection with the
crime was discovered in a' pecu
liar way. He went from here to
Savannah, was arrested there on
some minor charge and was sen
tenced to the chain gang. He at
tempted to escape and -was shot
by one of the guards. Thinking
he was fatally hurt h confessed
to the robbery heie. Chief Miller
was notified and he went after the
Tbe Kind Musicians Buy,
Some people are satisfied with a
very ordinary piano, because thei;
players are not able to draw out
the finest shades of expression
even if the pbuo is capable of it.
The real pianist, however, sees
the wisdom of paying for a fine
Weaver Piano, became it is capa
ble of giving expression to the
finest emotions of the profession
al performer. G. W. Frix & Co.,
sole agents, Salisbury, N. 0.
r- - .
Everybody Works but the Editor.
Everybody works but the editor,
He hangs around all day
Looking fo r. those wbo owe' him,
But they never come up to pay.
Everybody eats but the editor;
He don't know how it's done, ,
The people feed him on ht air
And call him a son-of-a-gnn.
Everybody plays euchre but the
He cannot stand the strain ;
The only thing he's good for
Is a pass on a passenger train.
Everybody puts cfn airs but the
He's too poor to tryi
It takes him and all. his family,
To make a very small fry.
Everybody pays their bills . but
People call him a stingy guy,
He can't buy a pair pf socks,
But has to get them on the sly.
Just as we were finishing that
last inspired verse, we saw the
sheriff headed for our office. No
f urthur comment necessary. Ex
change. Soldiers Bet 15 Years.
Salt Lake City, Utah, March
28. Fifteen years in State prison
at hard -labor is the sentence
passed today upon Michael Mc
Cabe and W, J. O'Leary, United
States soldiers, who were convic
ted of attacking and robbing Har
old Berrum of $75 a month ago.
In passing sentence Judge Arm
strong, of the District Court, se
verely scored the men for violat
ing the oath they had taken to
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Unless there is daily action of the bowels,
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preventing the Sarsaparilla from doing its best
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Notice to Creditors.
Haviner dnlv oualified as executor of
th lAHt will And testament of Miss
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8t Executor of Jennie Howard.
LOOK OUT FOR IMITATIONS
With Tags About the Same
Color and Design As
The quality of the genuine sun cured tobacco used in
REYNOLDS' Sun Cured and grown on soil where the best
sun cured tobacco grows,has caused imitation brands to be
brought out and offered as the genuine Reynolds' Sun Cured
to unsuspecting dealers and chewers who do not look closely
at the printing on the box and on the tag.
These brands only imitate the outward appearance and do
not possess the genuine inside quality that has been found in
-Reynold's Sun Cured ever since Reynolds' Sun Cured was
introduced and which has so increased the chewing of sun
cured tobaccos and proven so popular, that the word- "Sun
Cured" is now printed on tags or injhe advertising of many
bsands claimed to be genuine sun cured tobacco.
Did you ever see the word "Sun Cured" used in any
chewing tobacco advertisement, or on any chewing tobacco
tag or label, or in any other way, before it was introduced and
used to identify the genuine Reynolds' Sun Cured? You see
it frequently now, because many imitation brands are being
made to appear as nearly like Reynolds' Sun Cured as they
dare with tag, shape of plug and style of package so similar
that experienced buyers sometimes accept these imitations as
the genuine Reynolds' Sun Cured.
Don't be deceived into taking imitation brands f of the
genuine. Be sure the letters on the tag spell " R-e-y-n-o-l-d-s'
Sun Cured," and you get the best value in sun cured chewing
tobacco thai can be produced for chewers. Sold at -50c. per
pound in 5c. cuts; strictly 10c. and 15c. plugs, with chewing
qualities like that which was sold from 60c. to 1,00 per pound
before Reynolds Sun Cured jvas offered to the trade. ,
BE SURE YOU GET THE .GENUINE
Manufactured by " - -
H. J. REYNOLDS TOBACCO CO., Winston-Salem, N. C.
WHEN FERTILIZERS SHOULD BE
As a general rule, which has but few
exceptions, the greater part of the fer
tilizer should be applied to the soil be
fore planting the crop it is intended to
benefit. This rule is not only in accord
with theoretical considerations, but is also
abundantly sustained in actual pracUce,
as shown by carefully conducted field-experiments
instituted for the express pur
pose of ascertaining the truth,, says Hon.
R. J. Redding, Director Georgia Experi
ment Station, Department of Agriculture,
in Virginia-Carolina Fertilizer Almanac.
The theory underlying the rule is the
fact that most of the ingredients compos
ing a commercial fertilizer are not im
mediately soluble and availible, but must
undergo certain chemical changes in the
soil before the plant food will be in the
proper condition to be. taken "up by the
roots of the plants. This is particularly
true in regard to salts j?f potash, and in
less degree to acid phosphate. It is a
fact, also, that some forms of potash,
notably kainit, cause chemical changes
in the condition -of the plant food already,
present in a soil, whereby the before In
soluble and non-available plant food al
ready in the soil, becomes available.
The organic substances which are large
ly used in the make up of commercial
fertilizers for the purpose of supplying
nitrogen to ihe plants such as cotton
seed meal, dried blood, fish scrap, tank
age, etc., also require time in which to
undergo chemical decomposition and such
change j)f form as will enable the roots
to appropriate the nitrogen. Even sul
phate of ammonia, a highly soluble chemi
cal salt, which sometimes enters into
the composition of a fertilizer in a very
limited amount, must undergo a complete
chemical decomposition in the soil before
the plants can make any use of the nitro
gen, which it contains In the form of
ammonia sulphate. This must be con
verted into nitrate, or nitrate of lime.
Nitrate of soda is the one chemical
fertilizer salt that is immediately avail
able, producing a very prompt effect when
applied to a growing crop (and it should
be applied to none other).
Acid phosphate and potash may be ap
plied to the soil and bedded on from two
to six weeks before planting time. It
is claimed by some experts that potash
salts may be applied with better results
even several months before planting. A
more practical and convenient rule, however-,
is to apply a complete fertilizer
from one to three weeks before planting
the crop, when the latter is a corn, cot
ton, tobacco, or other summer-growing
crop, always taking" care to mix the fer
tilizer thoroughly with the soil of the
open bedding furrow in which It shall be
applied and then "listing," or throwing
two furrows on It.
Experiments on the farm of the Georgia
Experiment Station, projected for the
purpose of comparing on the one hand
the effectiveness of a complete fertilizer
applied two weeks before planting, and,
on the other hand, the effectiveness of
.he same , quantity of the same fertilizer
applied in the furrows with the seed,
were followed by an unexpected and sur
prising result viz., the cotton seeds plant
ed on the plats in which the fertilizer
had been applied and bedded on two
weeks before, came up quicker and gave
a more uniform stand of more vlgorpua
plants thanjsulted on the plats in which
EgdJOll is the time to get the best pa
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It belonged to a lady, and it was an attractive brooch, iiu
deed. It was easily worth $10 CO, but a mishap rendered1 it
useless. 50 cents put it into service again.
And that's the way it goes.
Every day our rppair department restores to usefulness rings,
and pins and watches and clocks and things. t
x Our work cost a few cents, maybe, while the renewed article
again takes its place as a thing of beauty.
Isn't there something belouging to you that requires our
Remember the ;iue of goods that we carry in stock. They
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If you haven't done so, give us an ALL ROUND trial.
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the fertilizer was applied In the furrows
with the seeds. While this result was not
contemplated, it was quickly explained1
by the fact that the fertilizer that had
been in the ground two weeks had under
gone the chemical changes already allud
ed to, and its plant food was ready for
the immediate wants of the young plants.
This result suggests that it may be ex
pedient, in any case, to apply a small
quantity say 20 to 25 pounds of nitrate
of soda iiPthe same furrow with the cot
ton or, corn .seeds, which may be done
with perfect safety with cotton seeds,
and without danger to corn if not placed
in immediate contact with the seed.
APPLYING FERTILIZER AT THE
TIME OF PLANTING.
This may be understood to mean either
applying the fertilizer, bedding on it and
immediately planting the seed; or it may
refer t the. practice of putting the fer
tilizer in the furrow with the seed. In
the latter case, there Is always a mani
fest danger that the coming growing sea
son may be unusually dry, in which event
the fertilizer, being so lightly covered,
may not be dissolved and properly dis
seminated through the soil. It may also
follow that the fertilizer being so concen
trateden masse, as it were around the
tender rootlets of the young plants that
the latter may be Injured, or "burned"
a not inconsiderable danger. The plan
is not advisable except when a very
light application is to be made per acre.
This caution is especially applicable to
seeds that are planted in very shallow
furrows and but lightly covered, such as
cotton, and it is generally safer to inter
pose some soil, or, better, deposit the fer
tilizer in one furrow and plantthe seeds
in a furrow immediately beside ;-or, vice
versa, plant the seeds first in the furrow,
and then the fertilizer in a furrow close
beside It. But the preferred plan Is to
bed on the fertilizer, r.d then plant the
seeds, after harrowing down the beds.
I have often applied 50 to 100 pounds of
a "complete" fertilizer per acre in the
furrow with the cotton seeds; but it was
"away back" in the late sixties and early
seventies when fertilizers sold at $40 to $60
a ton, and very light applications were
supposed to be in the interest of-a wise
economy. We did not know much about
fertilizers in those days, and were afraid
to "put too much guano on the cotton."
That time has passed and gone, and the
up-to-date farmer has found that 500 and
600 pounds of fertilizer for otton, a
properly balanced high-grade fertilizer, to
eaeh acre of cotton is not dangerous or
excessive, but simply liberal and judi
cious. Indeed, it is a question of simple
arithmetic. If 100 pounds per acre is
profitable, and it costs no more labor to
cultivate an acre with 500 pounds of ap
plied fertilizer, then why not increase
the amount invested in fertilizers, and,
if thought advisable, reduce the area and
the labor account?
Now, the well-informed farmer only
wants to know if the fertilizer be proper
ly balanced for the crop he wishes to
grow, and Is sold at a fair price, and he
invests liberally, just as he would do in
buying anything at such a price that he
may sell at a profit of from 50 to 100 per
centum and upward. A high-grade, hon
est fertilizer will meet this requirement.
There is another justification for the
practice of applying fertilizers at the
5me of panting viz., when the farmer
has failed to put In his order at the prop
er time. He may then, according to the
proverb "better late than not at all"
put in the fertilizer with the. seed, or at
the time of "planting.