Vol. III. No; 43.
Salisbury, N. C, Wednesday, October 9th,1 907.
WmH Stewart, Editor
LEXIN6T0N AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
A Pair (rf Obstreperous Moles, Ad Impfbie-
nent in Cotton Mill Uachinerj.
Lexington Dispatch. October 2nd.
The board of Trade will begin
efforts to get the Southern railway
to make Lexington the terminal
for train crewa under the new ar
rangement that will be made
within the next few months,
W. Lacy Leonard, carrier on
Route No. X, from Lexington, or
dered a boggy automobile some
three months ago, thinking to get
it in a short time and use it dar
ling the summer, while the roads
were good ; but it has been delayed
and only arrived last week.
The North State Fire Brick
Company is doing business out in
the poor house community, mak
ing, fire. brick out of the only suit
able clay that is to be " found in
this section. About 50,000 have
been manufactured so far. These
brick are of very fine quality and
bring $24 per 1,000, The com
pany will be incorporated soon.
Will Garret, the albino who has
been frequently arrested for being
drank and down, ws picked up oJ
Mam street Monday mgnt in a
helpless conditio! and lodged in
jail. The police say he is quite a
curious specimen, in that he can
get drunk in ten minutes. Short
ly before he was found on the
street drunk and down, he was
seen by the policemen, walking
along the street without a sign
that he was drunk or drinking.
The Glen Anna Milling Com
pany, of Thomasville, which has
been busy for the past four months
building its plant and installing
machinery has about gotten its
plant completed and everything
in readiness to begin work. The
latter part of this week they will
start the plant to work and will
in a short time be making good
flour, meal and feed.
Zeb Griffith's horse which got
its leg broken going to the fire at
t.hn ThnmaavillB Chair Co. last
week had to be killed as it was de
cided that even if it got well it
would be practically worthless.
His'loss was fully $150,
Frank Crotts walked into town
yesterday morning and said that
his team had run away twice on
his way here and got tired of it
and concluded to walk. His mules,
1 " . 1 1 , - 1 x U - A
nucnea 10 a uuggy, gob inguwiwu
at some wood on the road two
miles- irom town, whined around
fcand broke the tongue of his buggy,
and Mr. Crotts had to jump for
his life. The; team ran a good
ways and wasstoppedby some
people, the freaks -refcaiiSad, and
the journey resumed. OucXmore
they got scared and once more Mr.
Crotts had to get out of the buggy
in a hurry. They were stopped
some more, but by that time had
smashed things up pretty badly.
and Mr. Crotts hitched them out
and walked to town.
J. L. Peacock has purchased
from Messrs. B. G. Bobbins, in
ventor and patentee, and S, J.
Coley, who held one-third interest,
the full rights m the doner or
quilling frame register, which was
invented by Mr. Bobbins some
years ago. This register is made
to be fitted to doffing frames in
cotton mills ana it Keeps tan on
the number of doffs. It is said
that it takes the place of a hand
and that it works a saving of ten
per cent, to the mills. The Dis
patch understands there is noth
ing like i,fc on the market today,
and that the Wennonah cotton
mills, ot tnis place, nave used it
to good effect and endorse it
Toneck a cold quickly, get
from your druggist some little
Candy Cold Tablets called Preven
tics. uruggists everywhere are
dispensing Preventics, for they
are not only safe, but -decidedly
certain and prompt. Preventics
contain no Quinine, no laxative,
nothing harsh nor sickening. Tak
en at the "sneeze stage" Preven
tics will prevent Pneumonia,
Bronchitis, La Grippe, etc. Hence
the name, Preventics. Good for
feverish children. , 48 Preventics
25 cents. Trial boxes 5 cts.
by Grimes Drug Store.
S1ATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY.
Negro Jailed for Beating His Sick Wife to
Death. Baptists Worship in New Ctan.
Miss , Annie Troutman, who
spent the summer at Ocean View,
Va., has been here several days
visiting home folks. She leaves
this morning for Salisbury to ac
cept the position as head waitress
at the Central Hotel,
A new bank, to be known as the
Merchant's and Farmer's Bank,
will be established at Mooresville.
The bank has been chartered and
the stockholders will meet today
and organize with a capital of
$25,000.- This gives Mooresville
two banks and makes four for the
The First Baptist congregation,
which has been worshiping in the
court house for a year and a half,
held the last service there Sunday.
The first' service in their handsome
new church, corner Broad and.
Tradd streets, will be, h Id next
Sunday at 11 o'clock and will be a
special service of praise and
C has. A, Leonard, who last
Bpring graduated at Wake Forest
College, was Sunday ordained to
the work of the Baptist ministry.
rhe ordination services took place
in the court house, where the First
Baptist congregation has been
worshiping while the new church
was being built, and were conduc
ted by Rev. C: A. Jenkins, the
pastor; Rev. S. D. Swaim, of Lex
ington,, brother-in-law of -Mr.
Leonard, and Rev. R G, Greene.
R. K. Gregory has resign. d his
position as express transfer in
spector between Salisbury and
Kuoxville, Tenn., and has returned
to Statesville to resume his tormer
position as transfer clerk at the
depot. Mrs. Gregory and children,
who stayed in ', Salisbury during
Mr. Gregory's employment with
the -express company, have also
returned to Statesville.
The cotton grower's association
of Iredeil county has decided to
build a warehouse here if the funds
are forthcoming. - An option on
one of Isidore Wallace's lots, near
the vtneering plant, has been se
cured and if the farmers respond
with the money necessary the
warehouse will be started right
away, a Duiienng iuuxzw win
be built, with a capacity of 1,500
bales. It is expected to have the
building ready in a month.
Jas. S. Kerr has bought from
H. R. CowleB what is known as
the Park property in east States
ville, fronting 2,300 feet on Broad
street and 500 on Park street. The
consideration was $5,000.
Miss Mary Elizabeth Steele and
Edgar LeRoy Rankin were married
in the first Presbyterian church
vVednesday evening at 8 o'clock,
Rev. CM. Richards, pastor of the
church, officiating. -
Isidore Wallace nas secured op
tions on the farms of J. W. and
J. L. Sherrill, on the Taylorsville
road, opposite the State farm and
embracing about 200 acres. The
farms are valued at $12,000. It is
the purpose to offer these options
to the trustees of the State reform
school as a site for the school.
Robt. Allison, a negro who lives
near Amity, was brought to States
ville Saturday night by Deputy
Sheriff Q. M. Goodman and lodged
in jail on a serious charge. Allison
is charged with hastening the
death of his wife by whipping her
while she lay in bed suffering from
a severe case of typhoid fever. He
was given a preliminery hearing
Saturday before Justice G. W. Mc
Neely, of Chambersburg township,
and the evidence tended to sustain
the charges. One' witness swore
that he had heard Allison say to
his wife, while she lay in a helpless
condition, that he felt like killing
her and another swore that while
passing Allison's home he heard
the woman scream for mercy and
saw the children run from the
house as if badly frightened. ;- It
seems that the alleged whipping
occurred about a week or ten days
ago and when the woman died
three days later those who dressed
v her for burial found bloody stripes
ion ner body.
FROM THE 4TH NORTH CAROLINA.
Lflng in a Corn Field Daring a Rain.
, Butchered a Sheep Between Lines.
pCarollna Watchman, Dec 21,1863.
Camp on the Rapid an, Va. .
' ; .' Deol 5th, 1868.
A short campaign Rather cool
ish,and blue Early birdi Another
move1 ' Smell a mice'' 'Bullets and
1 -quarter-master hunters" Ei0
ment with the Sharpshooters -A big
hat in difficulty A night mat ch
In line of battle Incidents Yankee
retreat without a fight Our joyous
return to camp, &c.
We have just been put through
another campain, the results of
which, though not what they
might have been, are yet more fa
vorable than those whioh attend
ed our retreat from the Rappa
hannock, To give a detailed account of
our recent operations would re
quire more paper and .time thin I
can appropriate to that purpose;
but for, the gratification of my
numerous readers I will endeavor
to give a few brief sketches and
outlines, the remainder, which is
of minor importance, can be sujp-!
plied from imagination. " H
About 2 o'clock last Friday
morning, the Zith ult., we were
quietly rouged4from our comfort
able bunks and marched briskly
in an easterly, direction some five
miles, when we halted and proceed
ed to throw up temporary breast
works before the morning star ap
peared above the horizon. The
ground was frozen hard, ice was
spouted up in wet places.our -noses
blue, (at they felt so, we couldn't
see, our ears frost-bitten, hands and
feet benumbed, but none of it was
taken into consideration ; a battle
was expected at daylight and
preparations must be made for it,
I don't think I ever saw men
work with such vim, and when
day dawned the work was done,
to be left half an hour afterwards
just as we expected; well, all we
could do was to hope that other
poor rebels (devils) might be ben
efitted by hem someday. At
sunrise we again took up our line
of march eastward, and after
many halts we found ourselves, at
10 o'clock, a. m., in the vicinity
of Locust Grove (I believe they
call it) on the turnpike leading
from Orange C. H'. to Fredersburg
all in the vicinity of yaukees
also, I may add ; none of your
peaceable sort either, for no soon
er were they apprised of our where
abouts than they began pitching
minnie balls into the trees around
us and sending quatermaster hun
ters (shells) away over us "the
way Ward's ducks weut." Our
first corps of sharp-shooters were
sent forward who were soon hotly
engaged and: called for reinforce
ments ; the second corps were sent
to their assistance, which, with
the first, during the remainder-of
the day, held the enemy at bay
and thus prevented a geueral en
gagement, though the fin was
kept up with spirit ' etween the
skirmishers until dark put a stop
to it. While this was ging on in
front, on our left Maj. Gen. John
son was hard pressed and beset on
all sides with bice bellies. Ordi
narily the oldgentleman(Johnson)
has his head swamped in a huge,
black hat,andon this occasion eyes,
thus enabling the yankees to get
in his rear; be this as it may the
general got his eyes open in time
to fight his way out. During two
hours battle raged furiously ; the
woods injwhich we fought look like
they had been visited by a young
tornado. The enemy found they
had caught a tartar and were glad
enough to let him go. I have
never heard a correct account of
his loss, but the blow, he dealt the
yankees was severe, many of their
lay on the field unburied last
Thursday morning. After the re -
treat of the enemv and John-
son's deliverance everything v bej
came perfectly quiet alobg the
lines. ! N ight had set in , at in-
tervalsTir,picJket eould fire, but
with that exception not a sound
was heard save the monotonous
rumbling of the ambulance over
the uneven pike as they bore the
wounded off the battle held to the
hospitals in the rear. At mid-
MOCKSVILLE AND DAVIE COUNTY,
Prisoners Break Out of Jail,
7 Escapes.' Court in Session,
Mocksville Courier, Oct. 3rd.; ,.,v ;
"Court N convened here Monday
with his honor Judge W. H. Justice
presiding and Solicitor Wm, C
.The protracted meeting will
commence at. South River Bap
tist church on the fourth Sunday
in this month. Rev, V. M. Swaim
the pastor, will be assisted hy Rev,
S. D. Swaim, of Lexington.
Liast l uursaay mgnt iw men
broke out of jail here. Sheriff
Sheek captured Hilton the next
morning near Advance, the other
one. Perry man, has jhot yet been
The board of Towii Commission
ers Saturday elected? J. A. Current
Policeman to sucoeetl W. Y. Will-
son resigned. Mr. Current will
make a good officer.! Mr. Willson
made the town an efficient, honest
and fearless officer, " the best the
tpwn has ever had.
mgnt we (Kamseur s brigade)
stood in the road 'two hundred
yards in the rear of the battle
line; the rebels had fled-to
parts unknown, I haT no idea
where they were gone, we could
hear of none except the few
around us and we had orders-to
keep very quiet the enemy's
scouts were prowling near, and at
any moment a whole column of
yankees might dash on us. Pres
ently we began our march south
ward, parallel to the enemy's line
and but a few hundred yards "dis
tant from it ; I could hardly call
it marching, it was more like
creeping, so mucb caution was
necessary to prevent the least pos
sible noise. The stillness was
really painful it made us feel
chilly. The men conversed in
tones scarcely above a whisper or
werf were awed ioto the most pro
found silence; no rattling of tin
cups or canteens was heard ; the
brown oak leaves lay deep and
dry through the woods, but we
never set foot outside of the road,
and when anything rustled among
the bushes on our left every eye
was turned in that direction and
every soldier instinctively grasped
his firelock. A dim, ghost-like
light was spread over tho hills
and fields, the effect of the densa
clouds between us and the moon
uearly full, and by this light we
were enabled to pick our way with
some degree of comfort And satis
faction. In this manner we trav
eled about one and a half miles,
then falling in the turnpike we
turned back towards Orange and
on the west side of 'Mine Rnn
formed line of battle 3 o'clock
at Saturday morning. After
the arms were stacked we
lay down on the rocky hill
side and slept soundly until
after daylight, when we were
awaked by sprinkles of rain fall
ing in our face, assisted by the
firing of musketry two or three
hundred yards in our front.
Upon looking round we discover
ed the"van guard of the enemy de
ployed on the hill side Opposite,
shooting into our skirmishers with
considerable vengeance. Theirain
fell thicker and heavier and with
it increased the firing between the
skirmishers, who , were now
within t two hundred yards of
each other. We expected the
enemy to advance with a rush,
but they did not, still we did not
know how soon they might and to
mase ourselves more secure
wefell back fifty yards further,
to the foot of the hill on which
we had' bivouaced the preceding
night, screened by the underbrush
iniront, we proceded to throw up
earth works with all possible haste.
. By noon the ram ceased, the
clouds broke. Dartiallv cleared
away, leaving the. air chill and
frosty so that our frozen garments
rattled like dry raw hides. After
dark our sharpshooters were re
lieved by fresh corps. Our boys
who' came in were well nigh frozen
("gone up the spout' they said)
and crouching round the pitifu
Continued on last page.
STATE NEWS ITEMS.
Length! Stories f Interesting Eienfs Striped
pf. 5 : ot All SuperflaitK J
" At a meeting of the Board Tus
day night the system of naming
and numbering the streets and
houses as suggested by Mr. Cal
vert, of the Post Office Depart
ment, was developed. All the
streets running East and West to
be called avenaes and those North
and South streets ; the present
Park Place -to be called Union
Square and South Park Place to
be called Park Place, Watauga
street will be the base abd will be
number 14th. street.Hickory
W. J. Bryan will make two
speeches in North Carolina, one
in Fayetteville on October 15th
and one in Greensboro October
17th, during the fair.
Mayor McNinch, of Charlotte,
having resigned owing to pressing
business engagements, the Board
lot Aldermen have elected Captain
Thomas S. Franklin to fill out
the unexpired term.
Yesterday the trustees of the
StorrewaM Jackson -gai n i n g
School, or reformatory, met in
Greensboro to consider a location
for the school. A farm of not
less than 100 acres, and perhaps
200 aces, is wanted.
The Charlotse Fall Festival,
which opens in the auditorium
there October 14th and lasts
through 21st, will be one of the
greatest events in the city for
years past. Dr. Munhall, the cel
ebrated divine of Philadelphia,
has just bean secured. On the
program are such names as W. J.
Bryan, John Sharp Williams,
Champ Clark, Cumpanari. Miss
Grace Munson, Jack Wells, Ralph
Bingham and others. Already
over $1,000 worth of season tick
ets have been sold. The new au
ditorium, now nearing comple
tion, will seat 4,500 people.
The trial of Dr. and Mrs. Thos.
J. Rowland for the murder of En
gineer Chas. R. Strange some time
ago, began in Raleigh Monday,
Mrs. Rowland is the widow of the
murdered man and it is claimed
the murder was committed in or
der that she might marry Dr.
The postmasters of North Caro
lina are to hold a convention in
Raleigh October 15th and 16th.
Postmaster General, George U.
Myer, has accepted an invitation
to be present.
Tom Upchurch, the negro who
assaulted Miss Elizabeth Perry,
age 60, in Franklin county some
weeks ago, and for the trial of
whom Governor Gleun called a
special term of court, was convict
ed at Louisburg and sentenced to
be hung October 23rd. The jury
waB selected, charged, found a
true bill, the evidence heard, the
ury brought in decision and the
sentenced was passed all in 3
hours and 30 minutes.
DeWitt's Carbolized Witch
Hazel Salve is good for little
burns and big burns, small
scratches or bruises and big ones.
It is healing and joothing. Gtod
or piles. Sold by James Plmmer
and all druggists.
Earnest Alexander, of Salisbury,
is spending awhile here with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Alex
ander. Mr. Alexander is suffering
from an attack of appendicitis
He will remain here until he re
gains his strength ana will then
.... a. ha III u
return to oausuury auavyiii pruu
ably have an operation performed
if be suffers a second attacs:.
Statesville Landmark, lst-4th.
His Dear Old Mother.
"Mv dear old mother, who is
now eighty three years old, thrives
on Electric Bitters," writes W. a.
Brunson, f Dublin, Ga. "She
has taken them for about two
years and enjoys an excellent ap
petite, feels strong and sleeps
well." That's the way Electric
Bitters effect Jbhe aged, and -the
same happy results follow in al
cases of female weakness and gen
eral debilitv. Weak, puny chil
dren too, are greatly strengthened
bv them. Guaranteed also for
stomach, liver and kidney troubles
by all druggists.
CONCORD; AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
Trying to 6et the Reformatory.
Presbyterian Pastor Arrlies. v.
Concord Times., October 1-4- f
- - r -
; President Henry , Louis Smith
reported 03 students enrolled at
Davidson College at the regular
fall meeting of the executive com
mittee held in Charlotte Tuesday.
: Mrs. Jacob Cline. of No. 6
township died last Wednesday at
the ripe old age of 80 years and 10
months. She leayes to mourn
her death her aged husband, three
sous and que daughter.
W. E. Whitlock yesterday took
his daughter. Miss Ada Whitlock,
to Salisbury, where she will have
an operation performed .at Dr.
Sheriff Harris spent last Thus
day in Statesville. He reports
his little grandchild, the son of
Roland Harris, who was stricken
with paralysis recently, as some
All the stores inConcord are now
open at night. The seven o'clock
closing heretofore has lasted until
November 1, but one or two stores
opening at night forced the others
to follow suit. .
Rev. D. W. Brannen arrived
here from Milledgeville, Ga., on
train No. 36 last Saturday and
spent several days here. Mr.
BraDnen was recently called to
the pastorate of the First Presby
terian church of Concord and
preached in the church last Sun
day morning and night.
A beautiful home wedding was
celebrated last evening at 6 o'clock
at the home of the bride V father
JnOn. A. Kimmons. on North Un
ion street. Hugh M. Propst led
to the marriage altar Miss Irma
Kimmons, and in the presence of
quite a number of invited friends
their two separate lives were
blended into one.
Rev. Chas. F. Castevens, who
was the pastor of the Smith's
Chapel Grove and Mt. Mitchell
churches, died last Friday'At his
home at Glass, after an illness of
some days of typflhid fever. It
was evident for several days 'be
fore his death that he could not
long survive. Mr. Castevens was
55 years of age, and leaves his
wife and several children. He
was a good man, a good preacher,
and was a member of the W. N.
C. Conference of the Metho
dist Episcopal Church, known as
the Northern Methodist Church.
The remains were taketrto Surry
county for interment.
There was an enthusiastic and
representative meeting of our citi
zens in the city hall last Thurs
day right to consider thq matter of
seccuring the location in thisl
couty of the Stonewall Jackson
Manual Training and Industrial
School. Dr. W. D. Pemberton
was made chairman, and J. F.
Hurley and J. B. Sherrill secre
taries. The matter thoroughly
discussed, and the decission was
unanimous that Cabarrus wants
the cchool, and will make every
effort to secure it.
On last Saturday night about 1
o'clock the dry kiln of M. F.
Teeter, No. 1 township,, was burn-
i ' i ma r
ea to ine ground, rne nre was
discoved by some tenants and the
alarm given. There was about
700 feet of lumber in the- kiln,
valued at $140, on which there
was no' insurance. Mr. Teeter
had the lumber ready to complete
How to Cure Cold.
The question of bow to cure a
cold without Unnecessary loss of
time is one in which we are all
more or less interested, for the
quicker a cold is gotten rid of the
less the danger of pneumonia and
other serious diseases. Mr. B. W,
LL. Hall, of Waverlyr Va., has
used Chamberlain'B Cough Reme
dy and says: I firmly believe
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy to
be absolutely the best preparation
on the market for colds. I have
recommended it to my friends
and they all, agree with me."
For sale by James Plommer, Sal
isbury and Spencer Pharmacy,
Spencer, N. C.
ALBEMARLE ANlf STANLY COUNTY,
Caught 433 Spanish Mackerel Yaloetf at
1 $64.20. Changes In Mercantile Circles.
8Unly Enterprise, Octolier Srd.
T. L. Ross, of China . Grove","
spent a few days here with- rela
tives this week. .
Prof. S. J. Ludwig, that well
known band-instructcr, is there
witlrthe Efird Mills Cornet Band,
coaching the boys , in his most .
skillful way. This band will soon
secure uniforms. -'
Mrs. Alice Mabry has resigned
the proprietorship of the Central
Hotel, and the Misses Hearne, of
Norwood, who have been conduct-,
lug the Norwood Inn, succeed her. "
The change took effect Tuesday.
The town commissioners had a
spirited meeting Monday, night.
The question of placing a tax on
barbers ancQbnthers elicited much e
debate and was finally ruled out,
while the canines had friends
enough with the board to be grant
ed immunity from taxation,
' While at Morehead City a few
days ago, W. D. Blalocj , one of
our county boys who has a po
sition with the Standard Oil Com
pany and who writes of his exploit
from Baltimore, in a few hours
caught with trolling line 433
Spanish mackerel which weighed
642 pounds. - Hesold them at 10
cents per pound, his day's sport
netting him $64.20.
There,was quite a change in the
mercantile circles here Tuesday.
J. P. Garret, who recently pur
chased the Albemarle Mercantile
Company's stock, has sold out to
J. L. Grant, A. E. Harry has
Lclosed out his stock in the E. M.
Asb'ury Company. The latter
company is taking on new life
and expects to expand its business.
Mr. Harry will remain in Albe
marle and several are bidding al
ready for his services. Mr. Gar
ret will accept a nice position
offered him by his cousin John H.
Crouch, of Eatonton, Ga., after
A weak Stomach, causing dys
pepsia, a weak Heart with palpi
tation or intermittent pulse, al
ways means weak Stomach nerves
or weak Heart nerves. Strengthen
these inside or controlling serves
with Dr. Shoop's Restorative and
see now quichly these ailments
disappear. Dr. Shoopt of Racine,
Wis., will mail samples fre.
Write for them. A test will tell.
Your health is certainlv "worth
this simple trial, Sold by Grimes
Atheist Fails Dead When He Denies Dead.
Belletontaine, Ohio, Sept, 28
As the words that there was no God
passed his lips, Amos Clark, forty-
five years old, and apparently in
good health up to that moment
Clark, an atheist, was convers
ing with a group of neighbors
gathered in his front yard. He
was talking of his disbelief, argu
ing with members of his family.
He called on God, whose existence
he denied, to punish him if his
view was wrong. Then he fell
Physicians called in from the
nearby town decided that death
was due to paralysis of heart.
Clark's family was awe-struck by
tbje lightning visitation of death.
Thomas A. Eddison, the great
American inventor, says ' 'Fully
eighty per cent, of the illness of
mankind comes from eating im-
jjroper food or to much food ; peo
ple are inclined to over-indulge
themselves." This is where indi-
gestion finds its beginning in near
ly evry case, lhe stomach can
do iust so much work and no
more, and when you overload it,
ob when you eat the wrong kind
of food, the digestive organs can
not possibly do the work demand
ed of them.. It is at such times
that the stomach eeds help ; it
demands help, and warns you by
headaches, belching, sour stom
ach, nausea and idiseitiou. You -
should attend to this at once bv.
taking something that will actual
ly do the work for the stomach.
Kodol will do this. It is a 'com
bination of natural digestants and
vegetable aoids and contains the
same juices iound in a healthy
stomach. It is plesant to take.
It digests what you eat. Sold by
James Plummer and all druggists.