v. - - - -r-J
can be Easily Proven
to be about double -.
r 5 .V- : : a . -to tsko cdvantcno.of
that of any other pa
- cur Low ratos and
per publishd here.
: -I- T cs . the - Cost Paper
. la tho county- You
Stick a Spike Here.
- - ::mVpafliMi81n the Interest of the People and for Honesty in overnmeiital Affairs. 1
Cor cxi tao news in it
vol.111. -Kb. 121,
Salisbury, N. C Wednesday. May 8th, 1907.
Wm, HIStewart. Editor.
CONCORD AND CABARRUS
Farmer has his ScalpTors From bis Heai
' lir a Filling Trtkrh
Concord Times. April SOtlUSVSfcfks
Th9 home of John WsStarue8,
who lived one and half 4miles ed her8xearly this : morniiig by
from Mt. Pleasant.X was ' totallv
destroyed by Afq : last! Friday
evening about 6 oidckTha tire
caught from the kitchen ; flue just
after Mrs.. Starnes had made ' a
fire to start supper. . There was
no one at home but " herself, and
when the fire was .discovered it
had gained too much headway to
be extinguished.; All the contents,
including some money, were de
stroyed. There was no insurance
on either house or con tents v "
Charley Tucker, who lives on
the Teeter -place in No. 11 town
ship, four miles from Concord,
was badly hurt last Friday : by
having a tree fall oh him.v The
tree struok Mr. Tucker on the
head and scalped him completely.
He was knocked, senseless and re
mained so for several hours.
Geo. T. Jlitchie and family,
consisting of his wifer and little
girl, left laBt night .for Yearihg
ton, Nevada; which place they
will make their h o m e. M r.
Ritchie formerly lived in Nevada,
but has been in Cabarrus for sev
eral months He is interested in
gold mining property in Nevada,
and we hop his claims will prove
At a congregational meeting at
the Firsts Presbyterian church
last Sunday the matter, of secur
ing a new pastor was left to the
"session. This body afterwards
met and appointed a committee
: to have charge of the matter with
full power to select a pastor
Rev. Dr. J. A. B. Scherer, the
'MURDER AT SPEMCER
SHoots , Down a Fellow -Worknao
r - la Cold Blool
bpencer, N. C. Mav 2. Fred
Muse; colored, was shot and kill-
fellow workman named Geo.. Fax;
at the Southern Railway cinder
pit on the Spencer yards. It is
learned that Fox, who worked on
the-; night shift, went to sleep
while on duty and that Muse' at
tempted to awaken him f by hold
ing a lighted rag under his- nose.
This enraged Fox and a quarrel
loiiowea, wnicn was renewed at
intervals during the nights Fox
left the cinder pit and it is alleg
ed went to his borne, where he se
cured a revolver and returned to
the gang at the pit. Finding
Muse seated on a bench he called
to him to "stand up" and with
out further ceremony began to
pump lead into him, shooting
four times, i Three balls took ef
feet, two in the shoulder -and one
in the chest of Mnse, who fell
dead in his tracks.
Fox exclaimed : 1 'D nyou", I
guess you are dead now," and
took the seat formerly occupied
by his victim and lighted a cigar
ette for pastime. At first he
made no move to escape, but la
ter in the night, on being inform
ed that hewould be taken by of
ficers, attempted to leave, but
was taken in charge by Engineer
L. E. Ballinger and a number of
workmen .and, held until the arri
val of Chief of Police J. R. Cruse,
who carried him to jail. Special
to Charlotte Observer.
Fatalities in Wilkes.
Last Friday, near J. L. Whit
tington's in Union township, Jes
se Oliver was sawed to death at
hm ii.nt Ann n iqt.1 turn mnnn nrei wt a 'n i
uujiiouu d.b.- mo tv yaiit Bawmui. unver was
dent of Newberry College, of New- the off bearer. In picking up a
berry, S. C, will attend the plank, it touched the saw and
World's Sunday School conven
tion at Rome, as a delegate from
this country. He will sail from I ripped him" throueh half wav to
the neck. In this horrible condi
tion he livdd about 40 minutes;?''
thiew 'Oliver astride the saw.
which; Entering the bjkjkbon
New York May 8th.
Rev. Geo. H. Cornelson will
leave tomorrow for jhis new home
in Nashville, Tenn. Mrs. Cornel
son and children will leave today
for Orangeburg, S. C, where they
will visit at her father's for a few
days before going to Nashville.
Rev. J. W. Strickler and fami- j
ly left last Saturday for their new
home at Rural Hall, where he has
charge of the Lutheran church.
Sreat Scheme or Fruit 6rower to Render
- . Apples tane Ff on Frost.
Lexington iMsteh,MyUti j& .
" L. H. Williams who , lives on
.Route NoIandhffucts a nor
ierybusinesf ilg;connection with
big f arm, while here Friday told
the Dispatch that while he had no
peaches, he still had plenty pi
apples, four varieties of which are
just now beginning to bloom.. He
says that by a method known to
himself lie haB experimented on
forcing the blooms back until he
has these four varieties of apples
so that they will be usually safe
from frost. He has failed to do"
the same with peachdsr but thinks
he can handle strawberries suc-
cesslully. Mr. Williams has been
in the nurBery business 35 years,
in various parts of the country,
here and in the west,- and he says
if he can perfect his ideas about
holding fruit back and forcing the
trees to bloom late, his fortune is
Some gambler has said that it
is a safe move to bet against pub
lic opinion. The other day some
men were reciting interesting in
cidents where people successfully
acted contrary to the usual mode.
One case like this was described.
A merchant caught a man steal
ing goods in his store. Now the
average man would nave Kicked
him out and told him if he ever
put foct in his stor6 again, he
would have him arrested. The
merchant mentioned did no such
thing. What he did tell him was
that if he ever traded anywhere
else he would be prosecuted for
stealing, and a strong customer
was made out of a thief.
A local last week about the dan
ger of the crossing near the Wen-
nonah crossing was approved by
several citizens who deolare.thai
something rnnst be done. One
gentleman t.hmks that. An over
night tterouilt, or atl
ALBEMARLE AMD STANLY COUNTY,
The Watchman's Latest and Biggest
' Contest Now on.
vsv; , --sty-.
Will Conti ue till June ist.
If you Want a Good BuggyJDon't Fail to Get
Busy at Once.
The biggest and best proposition" in 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. Naw
is your opportunity to- get a splendid one-horse 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 broueht - in bv some on ft flfvK
ing as an agent, in which case two votes for each cent paid
will be given. Voting coupons with the number of votes to
which one is entitled-thron will be issued to alLwho
make payments. These coupons must be deposited at the
office of the Watchman to .be counted and credited fo 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.
We haven't a suitable cu,t
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 No. 12 Dia
mond buggy madebythe Du-
rantDort Carriage Co. It is
of the open side bar type and
one jof the best makes on the
market, substantial and firsts
.class in every particular. It
-can jbe seen by calling at the
Barber Buggy and Wacron
v Co.'s place of business, on
Council street. These igentlemen will take pleasure in
showing it and giving any information about it that may be
desired. Kemeraberome one:wil Kt it without fail. If
you want one why not make an effort to get it?
SUBSCRIPTIONiJPRICES. ' ,
UosntahT of Borax Worth Millions.
In an article on the resources
of Nevada and the Death Valley
region, a western paper says that
Mount Blanc, approximately 1,500
feet high and two miles in diame
ter, is a mass of pure borax. It
is tne propeny 01 juw mnu.
Frank M. Smith, of Oakland, is
the absolute owner of this mount
ain, and thereby controls the visi
ble supply of borax in the world.
The market value of this' borax
where it lies is something more
than $100 a ton. Experts esti
mate that the mountain has at
least5 8,000,000 tons of borax in it.
This mountain, standing at the
north end of. the Funeral range,
within a stone's throw of Death
Vallev. savs the writer, makes
- - "
Smith easily the richest man in
the world, from a point of re
sources. But this borax deposit
is merely a lining for the pot of
. gold that rest in" the Funeral
range. Baltimore Sun.
A few years ago Mr.
arm was sawed off at a
Mr. Oliver leaves a wife and two
Some time ago at this same
sawmill, a young man named Wy
att was sawed to death.
On the day of the last accident,
in the same neighborhood, a
yonng man named Revis, who was
logging, was seriously injured by
a log rolling oyer him.- Wilkes
leaBt could have been built at first.
A'great many people use that road
and danger is real and always
men ainer as mucu uu me io
suit of frosts as rhey do on other
matters. Some say everything is
killed and the wheat ruined, and
others say that the cold snap ac
tually halped the wheat. At any
rate there will be something to
eat and enough apples to have
fDiTrinB& , to make the, most
nuerai pri possiui iur iun yeas tsuusciipiiuus. lutsy arc
The Watchman, single subscription, new or renewal. . .75c
44 2 years, 4 4 4 4 4 4 $1.00
In clubs of two or more,-! year, neV or renewal, each. .50c
Those who enter the contest for the main prize, the buggy,
willbe guided by the above, but should they want other
information we will be glad to furnish them with same.
Subscriptions for less than one year will be at the rate of
Last week Policeman Ford was
sent to Fayetteville to take J. M
Sechriest into custody and bring
him here on a chargeof abandon
ment. He was placed under
bond of $200 and the case will be
Giant Fly Wheel Breaks.
While working on the engine
i j.i ii p j
uu m uperawng me reirigerai- jeft open for 30 day9
ing piantr 01 tne notei oeiwyn, a
d the cord of his extension lamp . U"earthlng Und FraUt,?'
to eet cauffht in the covernor belt. Six secret service operatives are
which threw it off. The regula- working m western waeniugton
tor thus being put out of co'mmis-- neartnin8 a serie8 of Iand frands
sion, the big 8-foot flv wheel ran that are declared to be more as
awav under a heaw head of steam, bounding in their far-reaching
its speed accelerating momentari- character than.tban the discover
ly until it became so great that Ue iQ Oregon or California. A
it broke to pieces, one section secret service operative in the con-
weighine 400 pounds beine hurled fidence of President Roosevelt
iiV Kan.nn rKafi f't,nnIf, a;Kf has iust been sent to the coast to
;v.- i.u: take charge of the work and as
WBo luw . emble th6 evidence that has been
aDove, anoiner secwon weigmng accumniated-for presentation to
perhaps 200 pouLds being thrown I special officers of the department
into the dynamo room adjoining of justice. beattte dispatch
the engine room and another frag
ment weighing 100 pounds,beingr -Let me mail you free, to prove
implanted in a nearby, wall. merit, samples of my Dr. bhoop s
Water pipes, ammonia pipes and B estorative, and my book on eith-
everything else m the neighbor- Kidn FAddress me. Pr. Shoop,
hood was smashed. Perhaps the iracine js. Troubles of the
Any one who sends us five subscriptions and $2,50, will
be given one year's subscription free.
Any one sending us ten subscriptions and $5.00, willbe
given a copy of the San Francisco Earthquake book. Value
The Walchman will continue as it is with whatever im
provement we may beable to make upon it. It asks the
support of all good people and will endeavor to merit their
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 aspossible. The can
didate who gets the most votes will be awarded the prize.
The first in the field generally stands a good chance to
win, so ii you are going to make an eliort tor the buggy, a
"word to the wise is sufheient. Any other information fur
nished upon request. Send all money and communications
Wm. H. Stewart,
- Salisbury, N. C.
No Wonder That There Are Fanatics. You Will Life Until You Die.
I do not wonder thub men and Microbes in everything you eat
women who seriously investigate Land drink, and if you eat and
the temperance question are prone drink microbes you will surely
fco become what society calls fa-1 die, and if you don't -eat and
natics, and that intemperance ap.- drink you will most surely die.
pears to them the overshadowing Bound to surely die in any ovent,
evil of the world. In political you had better pay no more at
Man Makes a Bank of His Trtnlr and is
Robbed of $1,400.- -
Btiualy Enterprise, Hay 2nd.
"Only V few- peaches, but
good many apples escaped the
bad weather in. my - neighbor
hood," remarked that observant
farmer, M. . M. Efird, who lives
some four miles west of town.
Julius Parker died' at Yuma,
Arizona, last wee. nis remains
were brought to New London fdf
interment. He was a son of Cap
tain and Mrs. M. S. Parker, and
was well known in this county, in
Concord and Charlotte.
A sturgeon weighing 296 pounds
was caught in a fish trap a few
days ago oh the river below Nor
wood by a Mr. Hampton. This
is decidedly the largest "catch"
ever known-in this section, and
tnat trom a fresh water stream.
Larger than a large man.
Mi, and Mrs. O. D. Morris are
so very grateful to their friends
and the people of Albemarle gen
erally for multiplied kindnesses
heaped upon them both in many
ways during Mrs. Morris' late!
protracted suffering in the"hos
pital in Salisbury, that they" are
at a loss how to express their
gratitude. But, they ask us to
say to one and all that they deep
yl appreciate all that was done for
them, and especially for repeated
sympathy of a material nature.
A rogue has again been in our
midst. This time he seems to
have gotten quite a pull, and yet
there is something strange about
it. Henry Arey, who lives about
a mile from here, had his money
in a trunk in his house, and it
was not thought that anyone but
the family knew where it was.
TT I 3 i 1 1 . .1 -1 . . m
xiw uau uot luu&ea aoouB it tor a
week or more, when on last Tne-
day he looked a'nd to v h is i Bnrpriaq
he was short about $1,400. The
family hadall been 'away from'
the house only once in the last
week and that probably not more
than an hour. There is no clue
vet as to the guilty one. Rich
One of our well-known citizens
has set a good example for others
to follow. When any of his chil
dren are spending a season away
from home, he tells them they
may purchase their hats and other
articles of dress where they may
chancB to be : but wnen tney ara
in Albemarle they must make
their investments for these things
at home. There many who do a
large per cent, of their shopping
in towns and cities far away from
home. Some of them would com
plain loudly if the home merchant
were to withdraw his patronage
from the many sources he is ex
Dected to call upon at times. It
is by patronizing the home en
terprise, keeptng money at home,
being brotherly nd cultivating
that feeling of love for . one
neighbors tnat win bring tq ns
joys tnat can not come so long as
we manifest a disloyalty ttk lpme
SUTESVILLE ANDHREDELL COUNTY.
Appearance of Winged Ants Cause Prophets
- to Hold Forth. .
StatesvUeXandmark, April 80th.
- Mrs. D,"Oestricher , and little
son,," Ervin, r of Salisbury, were
guests of Mrs. Sol. - Simon, Sun
day. ' - :
Messrs'. r H, v Lee Lazenby and
Oscar. Morrison, who have posi
tions in Salisbury, were here Sun
day with home folks.
At least one man in Statesville
believes with Col." John Temple
Graves, of Georgia, that the thing
for the Democrats tado next year
is to nominate Roosevelt for Pres
ident. J. H, McAlwee is advocat
ing the Grave? theory.
Miss Connie Williamson, who
was so seriously ill at the college
for severaldays with pneumonia,
has about recovered, xesterday
she went to her home at Moores
viile, accompanied by her mother.
There were 43 additions to the
First Methodist church Sunday.
This gives a total of 149 received
into the church by the present
pastor. Of these joining Sunday .a
notable feature was the number of
adults, with a preponderance of
Yesterday large numbers of
winged ants came out of the
ground along the streets and side
walks. One prophet said he had
noticed this for years and that it
was a sure and certain sign of
spring, while another said it -was
sure sign of rain. Probably,
both are right. C
Mrs. Jane Hughey, wife of the
late Morrison Hughey, died rather
suddenly Saturday afternoon , at
her 'home in Cool Spring .town
sfiipf rom the effects of a stroke
of paralysis. . Funeral services
were conducted mFiftlh
bnroh yesterday .iqjr Kev,(. Vii-.
helm and the interment was in a
KevW. C. Brown has resigned ;
as pastor of Concord, New Salem
and Clio Presbyterian churches
and his resignation has been ac
cepted. Mr. Brown will go to
Fayetteville Presbytery to take
charge of what is known as
the Raeford group of churches.
He has been pastor at Concord
church for ten years, is very
much beloved by his congrega
tions and hisresignation was ac
cepted with extreme reluctance.
Clyde A. Stevenson, son of Mr-.
and MrB. D. F. Stevenson, of At-.
lanta, graduated in medicine at
the Atlanta School of Medicine
last week and Was one of dx
members of a large class who re
ceived certificates for the highest
proficiency, Mr. Stevenson was
reared m Statesville and is a
grandson of Mrs. R. M. Allison.
He has many friends, here who
will be glad to know that he has
graduated with -honor in his
"People every where take pleasure fine' ware used in the hotel was
in testif ying to the good qualities stored. The scene there beggars
of Chamberlain's- Cough Remedy . J esoription The total Joss is ea
rn, JT,.-ir . t , timated to be about $4,000.-Char-
JUXV. iimipB, oxyjr, 1()tte Qfcgejyej.
Md., writes : 'I wish to tell you
that! can recommend
greatest Joss was sustained in .the Stomach, Heart or jydneys, are
china closet, where a part of the! merely symptoms of a deeper ail
ment, uon t maxe tne commou
error of treating Symptoms only.
Symptom treatment is treating
the result' of .your ailment, ; and
not the cause, yv eax sstomacn
nerves-fthe inside nerves means
Stomach weakness, always. And
the Heart," and. Kidnejs as well,
have their controlling or inside
Weakenthese nerves and
- Iain's Cough Remedy. t My little -d a booklet on. Colds will be
girl, Catharine, who is two years gladly mailed you, on request, by I nerves.
old, has been taking this remedy Dr. Shoop, Racine, Wis.,: simply you inevitably ,have weak vital
' whenever shFhas liad a cold since to prove merit. Preventics are organs. Here is where Dr. Shoop's
. w mnnt.h Ahnnt. little.. Candy Cold Cure tablets. Restorative . has made its -fame.
, , . . . , , No Quinine, no Laxative, nothing No other remedy even claims to
a month ago I contracted , a dread- harmful whatever. Prevent i c s treat the "inside nerves." Also
"'ful cold myself, but I took Cham- prevent colds as the name im- for bloatintr. -Jbiliousue ss. bad
" berlain's Cough Remedy1 and was plies when taken early, or at the breath or complexion, - use Dr
nawAll Mflvfir." This reme. I Sneezo St.acro ' Tfnr . aoatorl i CVmnn'u "ffooforofiW Writ.A. fnr
- dy is for sale by James Plummer, cold or LaGrippe, break it up I my free Book : now. Dr. Shoop's
- Saltfbury, and Spencer Pharmacy, safely; and quickly with Preven- J Restorative sold by Grimes Drag
" : Spencer, H . u. I tics, com Dy urimes Lrug store. I Store.
lfe the liquor power, with its
thorough organization, is the pro
moter of corruption, intimida
tion, and misgovernment. In
social life intemperance tends
ouly to demoralization, degrada
tion und ruin. In domestio life
it is the prime source of strife,
poverty and wretchedness. In
the religious life it is the giant'
tention to microbes than our
granddads did. They ate and
drank everything they wanted and
they lived long and prospered
What did Methuselah know about
microbes in his time? Eat and
drink everything you want, mi
crobes and all, and you will live
until vou die and that is what
Methuselah did. he lived until
Six Negroes Otdered to Lew,
Greensburg. Ind., May 1.- The
bitter feeling against negroes as a
result of an assault on Mrs. Sef-
tou, an aged white woman, last
Saturday night caused a race riot
here last night. Six negroes were
badly beaten, one of whom may
die. The mob -Was formed by
three white men and rapidly in
creased to 500. Negroes were
beaten and warned to' leave town.
No' arrests were made.
lnstltotes for Farmers. -
A ' v
. The agricultural department is
making very complete arrange
ments for its summer- series of
county institutes for. farmers.
These will cover more than two
thirds of the State, and very great
care is to be taken in making up
a strong corps of field workers to
conduct them. The department
is very much gratified by the factr
that from year to year interest in
and attendance these institutes
has increased. The work of ar-
T-fsngement is entrusted to State
Vetei marian Butler. Ra 1 e l g h
correspondence Charlotte Obser
ver. ' " ' ' ' ,
antagonist of the purity of Christ's he died. Ex.
church and the progress of
Christ's kingdom. In the life of
the civilized world it is the most
potent of all known agencies fcr
the blight and ruin of mankind.
From sermon of Rev. E, W.
Smith, in Concord Times. ; -
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-
mcr ( hnrnhAr nin s naive as soon
tti j. i a 11 - -I o
jjor Btouiauu muuuwb, umous- .;u nn w-
nnfia onn nrvnoTino Tl An - T l"xr lihnm' h - 0
lets. Many remarkable cuf esjlQwing the babe to nuise,
have been effected by them. Price t trained nurses use this salve with
He Fought at Gettysburg.
David Parker, of Fayette, N.
Y., who lost a foot at Gettysburg,
writes: 'Electric Bitters have
done me more good than any
medicine I ever took. - For seve
al years l had stomach troume,
and paid out much money for
medicine to little purpose, until
I began taking Electric Bitters
I would not take $500 for what
thev have done for me." : Grand
MI?Z.I tonic lor the aged and for 1 female
A Hard Debt to Pay.
"X owe a debt of. gratitude that
can never be paid off, 'w rites G.
S. Clark, of Westfield, Iowa, 'for
myjfescue from death, by Dr,
hg's New. Discovery. Both of
the lungs were so seriously, affect
ed that death seemed imminent,
when I com menced " taking New
Discovery. The ominous', d r y,
j hacking cough quit ' before the
T a ' ft r n : .
nrst ; oo,ie was . used, -and two
more" bottles made a . complete
cure.V Nothing has ever qua
ed New Discovery - for ' coughs,
colds anfl air throat and L luns
25o. ? Samples free. For : Bale by best results. For sale by James and body builder -sure cure for j complaints, ' Guaranteed by all-
James Plummer, Salisbury, andiPlummer. Salisbury, and Spencer lame back and weak, kidneys, druggists. 50c -and$1.00. , Trial-
Spencer Pharmacy, Spencer, N. 0, Ph armacy, Spencer, N. C, i Guaranteed by all.druggists. 50c. , bottle free.