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A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs,
VOL. III. NO 61.
Salisbury, N. O., Wednesday, December 4th, 1907.
Wm, H. Stewart, Editor.
Wall Street Financiers Want Cotton Farm
ers to Sell at a Sacrifice.
The expected has happened.
The scandals in Wall Street by
reason of the dishonesty and law
Jessness of not a few men entrust
ed with other people's money
have caused people - to wholly dis
"trust them. That lias been fol
lowed by such lack of confidence
as has brought a money famine
uD jn the country. The coffers of
the banks in New York are almost
bursting with money, and they
hoard it there though it belongs
to banks and individuals all over
the country. This money famine
. has Dressed down the price of
nearly everything that men have
for sale. Cotton has gone down
two and a half cents a pound be
cause the money that ought to be
circulating freely is hoarded in
New York banks and by individ
uals. Fortunately many South
ern farmers are so situated they
are not compelled to sell at this
money-famine price, and are hold
ing the kuowledge that the world
must have their cotton and in
confidence that when normal con
ditions are restored the price of
cotton will at least return to
twelve or thirteen cents. There
are farmers whose indebtedness
compels them to sell at the ruin
ous prices now offered but their
creditors when possible are help
ing them to hold some until con
ditions improve. The result of
the bear movement and the money
stringency has caused cotton to
move to market slowly. Inasmuch
as cotton is the main reliance for
bringing gold to this country, its
slow movement to European spin
ners makes it difficult to get the
needed gold and balance of trade
in our favor. Therefore the de
mand from New York is insistent
that the cotton farmers shall
sacrifice their profit for a year's
labor so that the money will flow
to us from Europe to pay for it.
The answer of the cotton farmer
is that he has already sold a good
portion of the crop below its
worth and that he is ready to do
his share toward restoring con
fidence, but that he is not, if he
can help it, ready to starve his
family and starve a new year with
nothing in order to bear the
"whole burden of bringing in gold
Because the cotton farmer is
not ready to starve to let those
who think they were created hoot
ed audv spurred to ride up his
back, some New York papers and
speculators are crying out that
farmers are guilty of crime in not
rushing their cotton to market at
the present starvation prices.
If you owe anybody any money,
the best contribution you can
make to good times is to pay it.
If you can not pay it all, pay a
part. Keep money moviug and
soon the stringency will be less
ened. News and Observer.
Ad Columns Tell the Story.
A newspaper may boom a town
through its editorial columns, but
a critical investor looks to the
advertising colmns for substantial
evidence of push and life. To
him they are the thermometers
measuring the intensity of public
warmth. They are the pulse
which indicates the healthy con
dition of the collective body of
the people. Tell him whether or
'not; the community is up to times
in business matters Henry Re
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Thought the 6un Was a Single Barreled
One and Unloaded.
Amzi Helms, who was cast into
the Mecklenburg county jail Tues
day night by Sheriff Wallace, on
a charge of murder, has confessed
to the killing of Ella Pryor, an
old sweetheart tf his. He de
clares that he dicf not know the
gun was loaded, and when he
pointed it, did so to frighten the
girl for the amusement that it
would afford. He lias employed
Stewart & McRae, attorneys, and
will fight the case through court
The officers felt pretty certain
that they had landed the right
man. but the statement of tb.e
prisoner, to Deputy Sheriff E. 0.
Johnston, without solicitation,
came as a surprise.
Before Helms has cleared him
self of the charge preferred
against him he will have to pro
duce evidence to convince a jury
of twelve good men and true that
he shot the girl in fun. He says
that when he went up to the
house and saw the sun' sitting
here, he picked it up, nnbreeched
it, removed a shell, which he put
in his pocket, cocked the gun and
snapped it at the second person
who came in the door, whom he
took to be Mrs. Pryor. To his
great surprise the gun fired and
the woman fell. In the dark
Helms claims that he had taken
it to be a single-barreld gun and,
that way, was fooled. He had
been in the habit of projecting
with the Pryors and that is why
he pointed the gun.
This is a very interesting story.
If Helms did what he said he did,
he will have to explain further
why, after he had shot the wo
man, he tarried long enough to
uubreech the gun and throw out
the empty shell which was found
on the ground several hours later.
Those who believe that the young
fellow intended to shoot the girl
say a more plausible theory is
that, when he fired the gun, he
broke it and took out the
loaded shell to keep any one from
using the gun on him before he
could get away. If Helms is guil
ty of wilful murder he is taking
the only way out of it, and has a
fair chance to win.
The case promises to be very
interesting. There is this much
in Helms' favor. He did not go
to the home with the intention of
killing any one, for he carried no
weapon. He told his fellow pris
oners Monday night that he
thought Mrs, Pryor came to the
door after Becky had gone back.
He declared that he did not know
that he had killed any one.
The tragedy hae attracted much
attention. Many believe that the
slayer should be hung, but there
are others who are inclined to ac
cept his statement, in the absence
of any motive.
Halleluiah. Foreigners Going Back to
in one oi ms speecnes some
years ago President Benji. Har
rison said that the gates of Castle
Garden always opened inward,
never outward. Times have
changed however, for now the out
go foreign laborers back to Europe,
owing to the shutting down of
industries since the financial
stringency, has reached such pro
portions that the steamship com
panies are hard pressed to fur
nish accommodations for them.
Hundreds of foreigners have been
obliged to wait until next week
because berths could not be .found
for them. This week all the big
trans-Atlantic lines raised the
steerage rate from $21 to $32 but
still the -demand for tickets has
increased. A representative of
the department of the Hamburg-
American line said that from
JNew York alone the number of
foreigners departing weekly was
25,000 and that $5,000,000 was be
mg taken away weekly by these
returning immigrants, either in
cash or in drafts on boreign
countries, New York Dispatch.
Ail Observant Person Makes Some Interest
ing Comments.
Much is said and written about
the decline of Southern chivalry
among the musculine or stronger
sex towards the feminine or weak
er sex. .Evidence or tnis, we are
told, is observed more particulary
by those who ride on the tarins
or street oars. Men do not get up
and offer'their seats to the laddies
as they once did. rnese critics
. mi a
give only one side of the truth.
Any observant perion who pat
ronizes the street cars orv the
trains is impressed by the lack of
manners of both women and men
in this particular. The charge
that man alone lacks chivalry on
hese occasions is unjust in part
and for the greater part, we may
say. Always in a crowded coach
it will be observed that two men
usually occupy one seat. It in
rare that two women are in the'
same seat. Each one, whether
large or small,' usually has the
entire seat to herself. A Bo
hemian may go in and take a
whole seat and scatter his bag
gage ovor another seat, but this ie
the exception to the rule. The
fellow who does this deserves no
apology only to say that he just
"hasn't got it," On the other
hand if a woman enters a coach
where two men occupy every seat
that is occupied by men and every
woman in the ooach has a seat, to
herself, the man is the one to get
out. It is the rarest thing m.the
world to see a woman offer to
share her seat with another
woman. A case of the kind came
under the writer's observation
the otherday. All the seats in
the coach of a southbound train
from Greensboro were occupied
two men to a seat and one lady to
a seat. Among the passengers to
get on at the first station was a
woman with several children
Twice did she have to ask a wo
man to be allowed to share" the
seat with her. Another thing
noticed abSut many of the women
travletsCTtiey will persist in
raising every window in the coach,
no matter how cold it is or how
much dust comes in. We saw a
conductor threaten to put a lady
off the train before she would
consent to pull down the window
while the train was passing
through a tunnel in the mountains
along the Western North Carolina
railroad. Women do(Jnot seem to
appreciate'courtesies shown them
now as they used to and where
the man lacks chivalry is the ex-
exception rather than the rule.
Statesville Landmark.
A Lady of a Christian Spirit.
At the trial of one D mathau,
in Surry Superior Court last week,
for killing his landlord, Eades,
the wife of-- the murdered man
said she did not want Donathan
convicted of murder in the first
degree, for that meant hanging,
and she did not want him hang
ed, she aid because she felt that
he was not prepared to die, but
that if sent to the penitentiary
for a long term'she was sure he
would have time and ample op
portunity to get ready for death.
Considering the fact that Do
nathan gave her husband no time
to repent but shot him down and
then beat his head to a pulp, this
would seem to indidate that Mrs.
Eades has the Christian spirit of
forgiveness iu full measure, be
ing content to Jeave vengeance so
the Lord. Donathan was con
victed of murder in the second
degree and received the maximum
penalty 30 years but. whether
Mrs. Eades' wishes ii flaeuced the
verdict - is not known. States
ville Landmark.
A Dangerous Deadlock,
that sometimes terminates fatal
ly, is the stoppage of ' liver and
bowel functions. To quickly end
this condition without disagree
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remedy. Guaranteed absolutely
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money back, at all drug stores,
An interesting Celebration at Pilgrim
Church. Two Deaths While Hunting.
Lexington Dispatch, Nov. 27th.
Dispatch readers will remember
the annoucement some weeks ago
of the sesqui-centennial, the cen
tennial and quarter-centennia
celebration to be held at the his
toric Pilgrim Reformed church,
December 1st and 2nd. The fol
lowing is the program for that oc
casion: Sunday. .Decern oer 1st,
10 :80 o'clock, 1 Address of Wei
come, Elder A. P. Lonjg Pilgrim-d
2 response ana- upenmg.&ervices,
Rev, Dr. J. L. Murphy, Hickory ;
3Memorial Sermon, Rev. Dr. J.
C, Clapp, Newton. 1:30 o'clock
m., 1 Greetings from the Synod
of the Potomac, Rev. C. B. Heller,
president, Faith; 2 The Sacred
Sleep of the Blessed Dead, Rev.
Dr. C. E. Wheeler, Newton. 7
o'clock p. m., 1 Greetings from a
Former Pastor, Rev. W. H. Cau
sey, Concord; 2 Greetings - from
One ot bur Youngest Churches,
Rev. Shuford Peeler, Greensboro ;
3 Greetings from Our Oldest Sis
ter Church, Rev. W. W. Rowe,
Rockwell, Monday. December
2nd, 10 :30 o'clock. 1 The Sturdy
Characterjof Our Ancestors, Rev.
Dr. J. M. L. Lyerly, Crescent; 2
Hickory of Pilgrim Church, Rev.
Dr. J. C. Leonard, Lezington.
1 :30 o'clock, p. m., 1 The Classis
of North Carolina, Rev. Dr. J. L.
Murphy, Hickory; 2 Closing
Saturday afternoon about 4
o'clockHenderson Everhart was
accidentally Bhot and instantly
killed by his cousin, Robert Ever
hart, three miles from Lexington.
The dog had pointed and Robert
and Henderson were both ready
to shoot. Just as Robert started
to nre, Henderson stepped in
front of him, and received the en
tire load in the back of his head
.and on the right side. He drop
ped dead and never moved. Two
shot almost came through the
skin of "the forehead, but the
other balls remained in the brain
Part of the unfortunate boys hat
was shot into his head.
Thursday morning, owing to the
condition of the scarlet fever epi
demic which has reached serious
proportions, due partially to the
fact that our health officer has
not had the support that he should
have had, itwas decided by the
school board to close the school
for. twelve days, or longer if nec
essary, until the epidemic can be
gotten under perfect control.
Dr. D. A. Stanton, of High Point,
was called over to oonsult Dr. J.
W. Peacock, our health officer,
and confirmed the latter's diag
nosis. Dr. C. A. Julian was also
called in, and agreed with the
diagnosis and will now support
our health officer in endeavoring
to stamp out this dangerous
disease. At this writing there
have been no fatalities, but a
number of children are quite ill,
and it is feared hat before it is
over some deaths may occur, The
citizens are urged to report at
once to the health officer any
cases they may have in their
families, or any cases they may
know of, and to obey implicitly
his instructions. At a latter
meeting of the school board, it
was decided that the graded schrol
will not be opened again until
Jan. 6th. Thomasville Items.
j Thursday Ivey Briggs, who
! lives out on Abbotts Greek near
! the Finch mill place, while out
, hunting with a party, was shot
: and painfully though not serously
wounded His lpgs were filied
with bird shot. They brought
him here that night and Dr Ves
tal managed to get out about fifty
j of the leaden pellets. Some one
i J? A 1 1 - 1 J lt.
, oi une party Bnois a a raDOit or
bird and didn't see Briggs, who
caught the whole load.
Riley Hairston, the well-known
barber, tells a story that makes a
noise like a fish story, but he
avers that it is the truth, the
whole truth and nothing but the
truth. He says one of his hens
came squawking in from the
woods back of his house three
! weeks ago, with her gizzard and
The Whiskey Farces Had Just as Wel
Prepare to Move.
Statesville.landmMk, Nov. 26-29.
Miss Margaret Elizbeth Kincaid,
daughter of J. B. Kincaid, of
Cleveland, and Ira Bailey, of
Woodleaf neighborhood, Rowan
county, were married at the home
of the bride's father at Cleveland,
Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock.
immediately alter the ceremony
the bridal couple left for the James
T . i . t t. .
town exposition. The bride is a
niece jof Messrs. W. T. and H. L.
Kincatd, cr'Siatesville, and Jdr.
and Mrs. W. T. Kincaid attended
the marriage.
Miss Kincaid is also a niece of
J. Kincaid, of Salisbury and
has many other relatives through
out Rowan county. Ed. Watch
man. Prohibition campaigns are now
on in Wilmington and Raleigh
and one is promised for Salisbury.
Winston and Jleidsville appear to
oe immune. We have mentioned
this matter, however, only to say"
that the Morally Stuntei in the
saloon towns will waste their
energies to make - a fight. They
might as well prepare to get out
of the State. Gov. Glenn is of
the opinion that the next Legis-
ature will pass a State prohi-
bitian law and we believe with
the Governor that uch an event
is as certain to come to -pass as
anything in the future can be.
This being so the liquor men will
have their trouble for their pains,
even should.they win a fight.
Having failed to get possession
of the field at High Point, which
is controlled by an independent
telephone company which gives a
splendid service, the Bell Tele-V
phone Company has bought a lot f
in High Point and will install a
system there confessedly for the
purpose of driving the local com
pany out of business. This mon
opoly is determed to control the
telephone business of the State if
it can buy, browbeat or hood
wink the people into patronizing
it. If-the people in High Point
are possessed of the same spirit as
the Statesville people, and we are
constrained to believe they are,
the Bell will be defeated there, as
it has been in Statesville.
her craw hanging out. Some
thing, mayhap a mink, had felon
iously and with intent to kill as
saulted her and grievously wound
ed her. The eizzard was put
back, but the hen picked off the
craw herself, leaving herself with
out that useful organ. The hurt
Tas healed up, and the hen is
living, and Riley says she sings
as - merrily as any hen with a
craw, or even with two craws.
Mrs. Elizabeth Dorsett, of near
Mt. Pleasant church, and a mem
ber of that congregation, died
Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Had she lived another month she
.would have been 89 years old.
Enormous Losses ot Southern.
There was a rumor Saturday
that the Southern railway had
been placed in the hands of a re
ceiver, but it seems that there was
nothing to it. People who keep
up with matters, though, said
th"y had been looking for such a
happening. It is said that the
Southern has never been put on a
paying basis since the present
company began consolidating the
various Email roads. With dam
age suits, rate suits and wrecks,
the Southern is in a bad way.
"I don't see how a railroad
runs, nohow," said one man. "It
must pay out millions in suits,
every wreck costs it thousands,
and then ordlnaiy expenses are
enormous. Of course a road col
lects millions, but it looks like it
would take every cent of it,"
"In 1896," said a well-informed
man, "the damages paid out by
the Southern amounted to about
one million dollars in North Car
olina alone and I am satisfied that
it is now not less than two mil
lion." Southern stock is quoted at 80
cents on the dollar.
An Electric Line to be Built From Albemarle
to Whitney. County's Books in a Muddle.
8tanly Enterprise, Nov, 2ath.
Mrs. W. P. Broom goes to Salis
bury this week for treatment
under an osteopath.
Attorney M. F. Hatcher
here this week packing his house
hold effects for shipment to Salis
Contract has been awarded to
If. A. Moody for building a new
annex to the jail. It will be the
same dimensions as the present
building, and will be equipped
with eight steel cages, all of mod
ern construction.
The electric line from Whitney
to Albemarle; will be surveyed-
next week. The Whitney Com
pany is in readiuess to contract
for the delivery of power for Hghts
aud machinery by July of next
year, and guarantee not to be later
than September as a limit. It be
gins to look as if our town is in
reach of the many advantages so
long promised.
On yesterday afternoon at 3 :30
at the pretty residence of the'
bride's parents, Mr, and Mrs. I.
B, Miller, Miss-Sudie Miller was
married to Ray T. Hendley, of
Spencer. Rev. H. A. McCullough
performed the ceremony, Miss
Mattie Miller played th9 wedding
A representative of the Whitney
Company was here last week to
locate a site for the distributing
plant of the company at this place.
We are told that contracts have
been drawn for furnishing power
to the mills at this place, but
yi sigiieu. ine
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anra manuiactunng company
will soon secure- -a steam i shovel
aud begin excavation for the large
mill they will erect early next
Rev. R. D. Sherrill moves with
his family this week to Spencer,
where he goes to assume his pasto
ral work in the new field he
is assigned. Mr. Sherrill is one
of the best and most lovable of
men, and his leaving occasions
genuine grief in Albemarle. May
success attend him in his new
work. Rev. Mr. Sprinkle is ex
pected to arrive tomorrow, and
will hold Thanksgiving services
in the Methodist church next Sun
day morning.
Sheriff Green and his attorneys
appeared before the board of coun
ty commissioners at a called ses
sion Tuesday. It was expected
that his settlement of the 1905
and 1906 taxes would take place,
but owing to a display of gross
unfamiliarity of the last adminis
tration with such work as is re
quired in making out tax lists and
auditing returns the accounts in
ex- heriff Green's hands call for
expert auditing. The May settle
ment with the present board,
made from abstracts furnished by
ex-Register of Deeds J. M. Van-
i i a
noy, are snown to nave oeen cor
rect according to the abstracts, so
admitted by Mr. Green and .his
attorneys. But the latter are not
content with Mr. Vanhoy's figures,
and they have gone back to the
beginning of 1905 and 1906, be
hind the abstracts, searchings the
original blanks and records, and
they have uncovered multitudes
of gross errors. So vast and great
are these errors that it is impossi
ble to settle from the books as
they now stand, and Mr. Green
and his attorneys asked that the
board appoint some person to re
cast, audit and balance said books,
starting at the very beginning
The affair has already added
up quite a bill of cost to the coun
ty; and by the time it is finished
it will be shown tha't the two
years of republican rule will be
the costliest investment the coun
ty has ever made. The com
missioners ordered that J. M.
Vanhoy, ex-Register of Deeds, be
notified, and he and his bondsmen
be held responsible for all costs
in the work ot recasting, revising
and balancing the tax books, rec
ords, accounts, etc., as agreed
Presbyterians Calla Pastor. R. A. Brown
Dead. Meiacbolia Causes: Drink.
Concord Times. Nov. 26-29.
The, child of John Earnhardt
of No. 4, which was operated
for appendicitis last week by Dr.
J. E, Stokes, of Salisbury, is get
tingalong nicely.
Edmund Honeycutt, an aged
and most highly respected citizen
of No. 7 township, died last Thurs
day night after an illness lasting
several weeks. He was 82 vears
of age, and his death was the re
sult of old age.
New machinery is being placed
in the Franklin mill. The spin
ning capacity of the mill when all
the machinery is put to running
will be almost double. At the
start it only operated 7,063 spin
dles, now an addition of 6,048
spindles, which in all, gives it
The three-year-old child of
Paul Moore, of Forest Hill caught
fire last Thursday, and was right
seriously burned. The front part
of the child's body from its waist
up was badly burned, and it not
expected to live.
George Byers, colored, shot his
wife three times Wednesday night
at their home noar Price Memo
rial colored church. One shot
took effect in head near the ear,
and wound is serious one. Byers'
wife is a daughter of the late Paul
Miller. The trouble was about
another man. Byers was arrested
and put in jail.
W. F. Hess, a merchant of
Forest Hill, raised quite a dis
turbancs at his home last Thurs
day night. He has been unwell
for some time and subject to mel
ancholia. In order to drown his
troubles he resorted to drink, and
hence the disturbance. . He lock
himself in his room and defied
any one to enter. He fired several
shots, and it was thought at first
had shot himself. He was arrest
ed and was up before Police Jus
tice McConnell Friday.
R. A. Brown, whose condition
had been so critical for several
daays, died last Sunday morning
about 9 o'clock, after many
months of suffering. For some
time he had had a severe cancer
ous sore on his lip, which defied
the best treatmeat here and in
New York. Everything possible
was done to cure the affliction,
but only temporrary relief was
afforded. Some days ago erysip
elas developed, which hastened
Mr. Brown's death. Up to the
time of his last illness he had al
ways been a very healthy man.
Rufus Alexander Rrown was born
July 5, 1852, and was, therefore,
the 56th year of his age. During
the funeral hour the banks and
business houses of Concord were
closed, which was a marked trib
ute to Mr. Brown as one of our
leading business men.
Af-er the sermon at the First
rPresbvterian church last Sunday
morning by Rev. R. P. Smith, of
Asheville, a congregational meet
ing was held for the purpose of
I calling a pastor. The meeting
was largely attended, and a unan
imous call. was extended to Rev.
John M. Grir, of Washington,
D. C, to become pastor of that
church, which has been wi'.bout a
pnstor for some months. Dr.
Gfier is 48 years old, and was
reared in Steele township, Meck
leuLurg county. He was reared
n the A. R. P. church, and was a
wreacher in -r that church during
the first years of his ministry.
He is recognized a very able
divine, and received the degree of
D. D. from Davidson College.
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