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Vol; III. No. 20.
Salisbury, N. C, Wednesday. May Isxfl907.
Wm, H.Stewart, Editor.
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ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
Old Citlzen Dead, Prof. Whitsett to Talk
to the Graded School.
Stanly Enterprise. April 26th.
Rev. B. W. N. Simms began a
series of revival, meetings in the
Baptist church Sunday night,
Mr. Simms is conducting it only
by the help at hand, and during
this week will hole night .service
pnly. He remarked at the close
of the Methodist meetings that
the good work had but just begun,
and he felt impressed that he
should carry the meetings on in
his church. -"
The cow and hog belonging to
Mrs. D. R. Seago, wbijh were bit
ten a few weeks ago by the dog
that bit the two childrenwho are
now undergoing the Pasteur treat
ment, went mad last week and had
to be killed. The horse owned
by Mrs. Seago is supposed to have
been bitten also and it- is being
watched closely. Th cost of the
treatment of the child and the
loss of the cow and the hog fall
heavily upon Mrs. Seago.
County treasurer "Dock" Park
er is nothing if ni t a wit. It if
jiOt a studied thing with him, but
effervescent and natural. When
approached a few days ago and
asked to use his influence in be
half of a certain candidate, he
remarked: "I can't afford to
dabble in this little town election,
I am afraid it would hurt me na
tionally." Who are the . pilferers? Two
houses have been entered recent
ly at night, several glasses of jel
ly were taken from one and tracks
left in another; buggy shafts and
cushions displaced at a third. It
must be parties from some back-
woods place who camp near by I
and come in at night to plunder,
for surely our people have all had J
better training vthan that, Big
will deliver the address to the
graduating class of the Albemarle
graded school near the latter part
of May. Rev. Geo, H. Cox, D.
D.. will preach the baccalaureate
W. D. Thompson, who has a
no sit ion with the Southern at
Spencer, iB at home for a while.
Mr. Thompson had the misfor
tune of getting one of his hands
badly lacerated, blood poison set
in tnd the wound is very painful.
Newspaper Men Have a Round.
Elizabeth City, April 25.
lively scrap took place this morn-
ing in the main offices of the
Economist Publishing Company,
between the manager, F. F. Co-
boon, and news editor Porter,
Mr. Porter was with the company
"only a month or so ago. - 'This
morning he entered the office and
requested Manager Cohoon to give
him a check for his salary. The
manager replied that this would
have to be done by Mr. Chaplin,
manaeer of the Daily Economist,
published by the Economist Co.
An altercation ensued and Porter
struck the other man two heavy
blows in the face. Mr. Cohoon
pressed the fire poker into service
and between the three the com
pany's type was pied to a consid
erable extent, no one being pres
ent to stop the conflict, Mr. Co
hoon received several se r 1 o u s
blows. Mr. Porter paid a fine of
"five dollars in tht police court,
Special to Charlotte Observer.
Good Words for Chamberlain's Cough
. Remedf. :
People everywhere take pleasure
in ,testifyingto the good qualities
of Chamberlain's, Cough Remedy.
Mrs. Edward Phillips, of Barclay.
Md.. writes: I wish to tell you
that 1 can recommend Chamber
plain's Cough Remedy. My little
girl, Catharine, who is two years Dr. Shoop, Racine, Wis , simply
old, has been taking this remedy to prove merit. . Preventics are
whenever she has had a cold since little Candy Cold Cure tablets
she was two months old. About No Quinine, no Laxative, nothing
a month ago I contracted a dread- harmful whatever. Prevent i c s
ful cold myself, but I took Cham- prevent colds as the name im
berlain's Cough Remedy and was plies when taken early, or at the
soon as well as ever." This reme- Sneeze Stage." For a seated
dy is for sale by James PJummer,
Salsbury, and opencer rnarmacy, i saieiy ana quicKiy witn rreven
Spencer, N. C. tics. .. Sold by Grimes Drug Store.
LEXINBTOOND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
Wagon Struck by Train. A Number of
Damage Suits Against the Southern.
Lexington Dispatch, April 24th.
... The Everhart grocery building
will not be condemned. At first
it was thought to be unsafe and
steps had been taken to condemn
it, but experts, upon examination,
declared that the house was en
tirely safe. The upper part of
the wall separating the store from
the burned stores, will be rebuilt.
Dave Walker, who shot a negro
woman the other day at the rail
road camps, was captured Monday
night in a camp near Thomas
ville by Deputy Sheriff Morris,
and was brought to jail here. ' He
is one-eyed, and this made him
an easy capture, since he was
quickly recognized.' The woman
There are quite a number of
damage suits on the calendar this
court, more than twenty being
against the Southern Railway.
Monday the case ct L W. Haz
zard against the Southern was
settled by paying $29.82 damage.
The case of Dupre Clodfelter
against the Southern, for dam
ages resulting from land being
burned over, ended by the plain
tiff getting a verdict for $50.
One afternoon last week a
wagon belonging to Jess Dorsett
was hit by train No. 7 at the Cot
ton Grove crossing, just below
the Wennonah mills. .The wagon
was pretty well used up and its
load of wood scattered. The
driver and team escaped injury.
This crossing is a regular death
trap and something ought to be
done to lessen the danger. View
of the track in each direction is
shut-off by an embankment and
people passing can neither see or
hear a train coming. Superin-
tendent Lake told the aldermen
Thursday night that he would
give special instructions to engin
eers to sound bell, arid whistle
long and loud at this crossing,
and this would help some.
Neil Gans, or Neal Gant, or
Cornelius Gans or Gant, whatevfir
his name may be, the assailant of
Mrs. J. H. Swicegood, is in the
State prison at Raleigh and will
stay there until court wnicn is
next August. Tuesday morning
of last week the sheriff of Guil
ford county 'phoned thtf sheriff
here that the commissioners there
had decided they would not keep
the negro, for fear a mob would
ack the jail. They had heard
a lot of fool reports about a mob
being en route and believed them.
Sheriff Delap then 'phoned Gov,
Glenn and told him the situation,
and the governor said it might be
best to take the negro to Raleigh
and to do so. Consequently he
wa taken there-by the sheriff,
There were reports here Tuesday
night that a mob had runners in
the town and that the woods were
full 0f vehicles and men, all of
which we do not believe. Still it
might be well for the governor to
have the State guard on duty at
I the pen lest a mob-attempt to get
at Gans at Raleigh.
Resisted to the End.
Guntersville, Ala., April 25. j
Bob Watts a young white man,
was hanged in the jail yard here
today under tragic circumstances.
He had become possessed of a
knife and resisted to the end.
Ammonia was thrown into his
cell and Watts, was overcome and
dragged to the scaffold by force
Watts was hanged for the murder
of Perd Winkles, an old Confed
erate soldier, in the fall of 1904.
Winkles had drawn nis pension
money, amounting to $80, .from
the State, and was en route home
when he was murdered.
Free "samples of "PreventicB"
- and a booklet on Colds will be
gladly mailed you. on request, by
cold3 or "Lialirippe, break it up
S1ATESYILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY.
Implements at Federal Building.
- Dog Causes Excitement.
Stateavile Landmark. April 26th. ,
- Thos. Twasta, : a "young man
from" New Jersey, , is serving a
term on the Iredell chain- gang.
Twasta and a companion,' hobo
ing, fell into the hands of officers
at 'Lenoir and were held for car
rying concealed weapons. Judge
Peebles gave them six months
each on the roads and they were
brought to Iredell to serve theiT
terms. Twasta's mother in New
Jersey is much concerned about
her boy and has written to an at
torney here to see if a pardon can
A mad dog ran" amuck in the
neighborhood of D. J. Fullbright's
store, in Shiloh township, Satur
day night And Sunday. It was at
Mr. Fullbright's but harmed noth
ing. At Unas, uo ble s it bit a
dog and chicken and came near
biting Goble. The animal bit
dogs at a number of other places.
It was killed Sunday night.
Jerry Earnhardt, colored, for
more tnan a generation a notel
porter in Statesvillef died Tues
day night after ' about a week's
illuess and was buried Wednes
day. Jerry had lived in States-
ville for 87 years. He bore an
excellent Character and was well
liked by the white people, to whom
he was well known.
J. H. Devereux, the pub lie
building inspector who was in
Statesville last week, will recom
mend that some improvements
be made at the Federal building
here. Some changes will be made
in the third story, the interior
will be painted and a concrete
walk will be laid in front of th
The First National Bank of
Statesville has been designated a
United States depositary. The
bank will not only be a regular
depository for governmeat funds
hut will be a depositary for the
disbursing accounts of
M. C. Banner, who was placed
in jail last week in default of a
$100 bond for stealing $20 from
his room-mate at the St. Charles
hotel, received the bond from his
people in Mitchell county Wed
nesday and was released.
An infant child of Mr. and Mrs.
Parker, who live on South Center
street; died Wednedcay morning.
He Was Quieted.
Bob Killett, the bully of En
oree, d um wnne nnea up at tne
bar with a pack of toughs, saw an
iuoffensive yonng man and "ailed
him to come in and drink. The
boy, named Lawsou, rfnsd, and
this made the bully furious. He
ran out, dragged him in and 'pro
ceeded to butter him op He had
him on the floor joyously kicking
him in the face, and all the bul
ly's palls vwere laughing in glee,
when lol L.awson pulled out a
gun as he lay on th floor and
sent a ball into Mr. i&iilett s car
cass. The ramping rhinoceroos
of Enoree, who had everybody else
bluffed, thereupon grew quiet and
the boy escaped. At last ac
counts the bully was peeping
through the cracks at death. Ex
Let me mail you free, to prove
merit, samples of my Dr. Shoop's
Restorative, and my book on eith-
er uyspepsia, ine nearc, or tne
Kidn'evs. Address me. Dr. Shoop.
Racine, Wis. Troubles of thefen approved by
Stomach, Heart or Kidneys, -are
merely symptoms of a deeper ail
ment. Don't make the common
error of treating symptoms only.
Symptom treatment is treating
the result of your ailment, and
not the cause. Weak.' Stomach
nerves the in sid nerves means
Stomach weakness, always. And
the Heart, and Kidneys as well,
have. their controlling or inside
nerves.: weaken xnese nerves ana
you inevitably have weak vital
organs. Jiere is wnere jjt. onoop s
Restorative . has made its tame.
No other remedy even claims to
treat the "inside nerves." Also
for bloating, biliousne s s, bad
breath or complexion, use Dr.
Shoop's Restorative. Write for
my free Book now. Dr. Shoop's
Restorative sold by Grimes Drug
Store. X -
Will Continue till June ist.
If you Want a Good Buggy Don't Fail to Get
Busy at Once.
The biggest and best proposition the way of a voting
contest ever offered by The Watchman is herewith set on
foot. The conditions are brief and the prize is great. Now
is vonr ODDortunitv to tret a snlendiH nnA-TinrnA hnwo-v -Wlfli..
out the outlay of a dime on
ouggy ana we want to increase tne circulation of the
Wamchman, heifce we inaugurate the f oilowingiug voting
contest. For every cet paid on subscription one vote will
be given, except subscriptions brought in by some one act
ing as an agent, in whicfi case two votes for each cent paid
will be given. Voting coupons with the number of votes to
which one is entitled theron will be issued to all who
make payments. These coupons must te deposited at the
office of the Watchman tq .be counted and credited to the
ISo 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.
Council , street. These gentlemen will take pleasure in
showing it and giving any information about it that may be
desired. Remember sonie one will get it without fail. If
you want one why not make an
During this contest we have
iberal prices possible tor full
govemH3 Watchman, single subscription, new or renewal. . .75c
' 2 years,-
In clubs of two or more, 1 year,
Those who enter the contest
will be guided by the above,
information we will be glad to
subscriptions for less than
Any one who sends us five
be given one year's subscription free.
Any one sending us ten subscriptions and $5.00, will be
given a copy of the ban Francisco Earthquake book. Value
The Walchman 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 candidates may be brought out at any time
Vote for whom you wish and as often as possible. The can
didate who gets the "most votes will be awarded the prize.
1 he hrst in the held generally stands a good chance to
win, so if you are going to make an effort for the buggy, a
word to the wise is sufficient. Any other information fur
nished upon request. Send
The Sentence Approved.
Twenty-five years impr i s o n
ment, twenty of which shall be at
hard labor, is the sentence of the
court-martial which recently tried
Maurice Burke, a seaman attach
ed to the cruiser Tennessee, for
murdering James A. Doug las,
chief master-at-arms and assault
ing and attempting to kill Wm
McGool, master-at-arms, both of
that vessel. The sentence has
calf. Burke's crime was com
mitted on the night of February
6th, last, while the Tetrnessee was
lying at the.League'lsland Navy
Yard, Philadelphia. He return
ed in an intoxicated condition af
ter being given shore leave an
when summoned before his su
periors, drew a revolver, killing
Douglas and wounding McCool.
For stomach troubles, bilious
ness and constipation try Cham
berlain's Stomach and Liver Tab
lets." Many remarkable cures
have been affected by them. Price
25c. Samples free. For sale by
James Plummer, Salisbury, and
Spencer Pharmacy, Spencer, N. C.
Latest and Biggest
your part. You wanta ffoodlacyiJpw have the cro8Bes readv
OF THE BUGGY.
We haven't a suitable cut
of the buggy which some
lucky person will receive at
the expiration of this contest,
but in a general way we can
say that it is a f No. 12 Dia
mond buggy madebytheDu
rantDort 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.'s place of business, on
effort to get it?
decided to make the most
year subscriptions. They are
- " $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
as it is with whatever im
make upon it. It asks the
will endeavor to merit their
all money and communications
Wm. H. Stewart,
Salisbury, N. C.
How About it?
By the way, who was governor
of North Carolina when both Gov
ernor Glenn and Lieutenant Gov
ernor Winston were in Washing-,
ton Saturday? Would it not be
well for these two officials to havt.
an understanding in the future as
to their itineraries beyond borders
of the State? It strikes us that
when 4he governor goes away from
home he should notify the lieu
tenant governor that he wanted
him to keep house officially for
him during his absence. If such
. . .
conditions continue to arise seri
ous questions might be raised as to
conduct of the affairs of the ex
ecutive department. Wilmington
Any mother who has had ex
perience with this distressing ail
ment will be pleased to know that
a cure may be effected by apply
ing Chamberlain's Salve as soon
the child is done nursing. Wipe
it off with a soft cloth before al
lowing the babe to nurse. Many
trained nurses use. this salve with
best results, For sale by James
Plummer, Salisbury, and Spencer
Pharmacy, Spencer, N. C.
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
Bishop Hendrii to Oelirer Address. Ants
say winter is Over.
Concord Times. April S5th.
It is a common saying that
when the flying ants come out
winter is broken. They came ouT
in large quantities here yesterday,
so we may. look for spring weath
A lady in Concord recently had
a hen setting on 18 eggs when
some one's dog came around and
ate up the hen and all her eggs.
The heu had been setting two
The Daughters of the Coufed-
for tne Confederate veterans who
hae applied, 40 in number. The
veterans are requested to come on
the 10th of May to get these
crosses, as if they do not get them
they cannot get them till the 3rd
of June. There will be suitable
exercises May 10th as usual.
Bishop E. R. Hendnx, of Mis
souri, one of the Bishoos of the
Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, has accepted the invita
tion to deliver the annual address
at the elosing exercises of our
graded schools on Tuesday, May
Mrs. J. H. Walker died last
night at her home at White Hall,
Hei death was caused by pneu
monia following an attack of
measles. Mrs. Walker is the lady
in whose house the voung men.
Walter Blackwelder and Grover
Page, weni one night recently,
shortly after which cbe latter was
shot and k'Ued,
There was a severe wind storm
at White Hall on Tuesday eve
ning. The heavy wind iwas also
felt here, but no damage asdohe.
At White Hall the barn of W? A.
Jovner was blown down and
wrecked, but a horse and two
cows which were in in it were not
hurt. The wind also blew down
the smoke stack of the ginnery of
Joyner & Co, We have not heard
of any damage being done by the
wind at any other point.
On last Friday morning about
9 o'clock John Sapp and wife, of
No. 5. came to Concord and as
they were crossing the bridge at
the high fill over the Three Mile
branch just outside of- town the
horse got stubborn and wouldn't
go. He ran off the embankment
on thiazide of the bridge, which
is about 20 feet high, Mr. Sapp
jumped ut just in time, but th&
horse and buggy wi n Mrs, Sapp
went down the embankment,
turning over several times. Mrs.
Sapp fortunately fell in a bed of
sand, and although she was bruis
ed and badly shaken up uo boneB
were broken and she is getting
along very wel'. She was taken
to Dr Archey's office and given
every attention, and after several
hours was able to return heme.
The horse was so badly hurt that
he had to bo killed,
Four Miners Killed in Explosion.
Seattle, Wash., April 26.
Four miners were killed and nine
severely injured today in an ex
plosion on the sixth level of the
Morgan Slope at the Black Dia
mond mine of the Pacific Coast
Company on the Columbia & Pu
get Sound Railw y. Forty men
were waiting to be dropped into
the mine wnen the explosion oc
curred, Thirteen had alighted at
the sixth level and the explosion
followed as soon as the first man
in the working ran into the gas,
wnicn nad gatnered in tne mine
this morning following a cave-in.
He Fought at Gettysburg.
David Parker, of Fayette, N.
Y., who lost a foot at Gettysburg,
writes : 4 ' E lectnc B i tters ha v e
done me more good than any
medicine I ever took. For sever
al years I had. stomach trouble,
and paid out much money for
medicine to little purpose, until
I began taking Electric Bitters.
I would not take $500 for what
they have done for me." Grand
tonic for the aged and for female
weaknesses. Great alter a tiy e
and body builder j sure cure f or
lame back and . weak kidneys.
Guaranteed by all druggists. 50c.
Says all Is Serene Acoig 4he Republl
can Bretheren in This State.
E. C, Duncan, national Repub
lican committeeman, is in j Wash
ington today calling on Geo. B.
Cortelyou, Secretary of the Treas-
ury. Ustensibly Mr. lunoan s
business is official, but actually it
seems otherwise, f :r he made an
important announcement tonight
which does not. appear to have a
great deal to do with his duties as
collector of internal revenue.
"The Republicans of North Caro
lina are with the President," he
said, "heart and soul, and they
are for all of the President's pol
icies. They are absolutely loyal
to Roosevelt and will be. for the
man that Roosevelt wants for
This is quite different - from
what certain other North Carolina
Republicans have . intimated of
late, but Mr. Duncan says unre
servedly that any who says that
North Carolina Republicans are
against Roosevelt, not only don't
know what they are talking about,
out they are of no noticeable im
portance themselves. "Any in
timation to the contrary of what
I tell you," said Mr, Duncan, "ief
unwarranted and is made by par
ties who have not got enough
standing in North Carolina to ap
preciate the situation one way or
the other, Judge Adams, State
chairman of-North Carolina and
referee, is an honorable man, and
he is as loyal to the administra-
tson as any man of the President's
own official family. All the Re
publicans in the State are for the
Piesident and it is only a ques
tion of who can yell the loudest."
These remarks of Mr. Duncan
are considered significant for the
reason that he is understood to be
speaking!' for the organizat i o n
crowds 8eyeral tjf jwh,omhave been
suspected in administration .cir
cles of a leaning towards Foraker,
Fairbanks or some other of the
President's enemies. The organ
ization crowd and Marion Butler,
it seems, are having a little con
test for the. smiles of the Presi
dent, and as Mr. Duncan says, it
is a question of who can shout
the loudest. -Washington corre
spondence Charlotte Observer.
A Stranger, and They Took him in.
R. C. Parks, of North Carolina,
is making loud, bitter and vindic
tive complaints tonight over hav
ing purchased from a stranger for
$2,000 the Citizens-' Bank build
ing on Main Btreet, the skyscraper
of which Norfolk is so proud. The'
story of Parker is that he was
standing on the street admiring
the buildiug, when a well dressed
and pleasant spoken man ap
proached him with , the remark
that he owned the building, which ,
he desired badly to sell because
of his urgent need for ready mon
ey, lie said tnat ne . would take
$2,000 for the property. Parks
was much interested and, -after
being shown v through the corri
dors, offered to give $1,500. The
stranger, however, gave the uame
of H. E, Holmes, declined to ac
cept this sum. It was arranged -
that Parks should pay .$800 down
and be accorded a long length of .
time in which to. meet the de--ferred
payments. Parks, who-
had nearly $1,000 handed it to
the affable stranger, who., made a
precipitated retreat. It was not
until several hourslaterjbhat the
North Carolinian learned that he .
had been swindled. Norfolk.'Va;
special to Charlotte Observer.
A Hard Debt to (ay.
"I owe a debt of "gi&ttude that
can never be, paid offi., writes G.
S. Clark, of Westfield, Iowa, "for
my Arescue-from death, by Dr
King s New Discovery; .Both of
the lungs wereo seriously affect
ed that death seemed imminent.
hen I commenced takingvNew
Discovery. The : 'ominousd r y,"
hacking cough quit -before- the
firstlbottle : was used, and two.
more bottles- made ' a complete;
cure;' Nothing has ever tqual!;
ed New Discovery for coughs'
colds and all thrqaV and lurlg'
complaints. .Guaranteed by all -druggists.
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