The Carolina wktc:
A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of jthe People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs,
IV. NO 8.
Salisbury, N. C, Wednesday, -February 12th 1908.
Wm, H, Stewart, Editor.
STAESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY.
Mr. Wakefield Now In Charge, at Barlus
; springs uiuauog6. new jaunuiBus
Will Dunlap, the negro who
shot and dangerously iujuredTom
F erguson, colored, at the - depot
one night last summervwas arrest
ed in Winston last week "and
brought to Statesville by Police
man Hartness, of Winston. He
waived examination before Mayor
Grier and was'senVto jailiriVde-
fault of a $200 bond to await trial
at next term of Superior Court.
Mrs. E . . JB . Jiaker - died quite
suddeuly Tuesday evening, 4th,
at the home of hejMiaughter, Mrs ;
Elizabeth Troutmau.iin Fallstown
township. Mrs. Baker would
have been 80jrears old in May.
W. D. Cox died last night at 9
o'clock at the sanatorium and will
be buried this afternoon at Oak
wood cemetery. He was suffering
from a 'complication of diseases
r and it was realized some time ago
that iie could not live. Deceased
was about 46 years old aid is sur-
viveu ay ma who auu ujud wiu-
Mra. Nannie Martin Butler,
wife of James A. Butler, former
county superintendent of schools,
- died Tuesday night at 8 o'clock
V; at her home in north" Statesville,
v4 of pneumonia. She was ill only
5 ' about ten days and her condition
was dangerous from, the first.
. Mrs. Butler lacked but a d5y of
:V v being 32 'years, Wednesday, 5th,
V bftinor her birthday. Next
day, 10th, would have
- " tWUlfth anniversary of
riage. . ' . - . . " '
Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Kennedy,
who'haye been living in Rocky
Mount for the past few years, are
?hood. Thfiy wiUlaot return: to
Rocky Mount but'will m ake their
home in Salisbury. Mr. Kennedy
is interested with his bTother-in-law,
J. T. Brantley, in a machine
for sandpapering furniture, a labor-saving
device recently invent
ed by Mr. Brantley, and Messrs.
T ran tie v and Kennedy will devote
their efforts to exploiting the ma
chine, which it is expected will
A a rftadv sale among furniture
The Merchants & Farmers'
Bank, the new banking institu
tion, has secured temporary quar
ters with the Statesville Realty &
Investment Co. on Center street,
and F. B. Bunch and J, A Knox,
officials of the bank, are complet
ing arrangements to open for bus
iness. All of the capitol stock
has been paid in an't the company
has filed its report with the corpor
ation commission. The certifi
cate from the commission is ex
pected today or tomorrow and the
bank expects to open for business
next Wednesday, 12th.
The executive committee of the
board of regents of the Barium
Orphan's Home.W at the Home
Tuesday and formally transferred
the management of the institu-.
turn from Rev. R. W. Boyd to
Rev. John Wakefield. Mr. and
Mrs. Wakefield are living at
Barium, occupying the superin
tendent's cottage. Mr. and Mrs.
Boyd now make their home at
their farm in the vicinity of
Barium, Mr. Boyd will act as
field agent, or finaLciaJ- agent, of
the Home until next June visiting
the churches and presenting the
cause ot tne institutition. mr.
B yd's name will always be con
nected withe Presbyterian Or
phans' Home at Barium. He has
been the superintendent since the
institution was established, about
20 years ago, and has labored zeal
ously, and faithfully for its up
building. Bert Barber, of Elton, Wis.,
says : 'I have only taken four do
ses of your Kidney and Bladder
Pills and they have done for me
more than any other medicine has
ever done I am still taking the
pills as I want a perfect cure
Mr. Barber refers to DeWitt's Kid
ney and bladder Pills. They are
sold by James Plnmmer and all
THE CRAPE BLACK ROT.
When and How to Pretest other Vain
able Bulletins. -.
- This disease prevails in all parts
i wn Carolina, in most sec
tions of the State it is so bad that
the grape crop is practically fuin
ed unless the proper measures be
taken to prevent the disease.
The Blackrot is easily recogniz
ed from th accompaiiying illus
tration shoeing its most conspic
uous charactersblaokeniug, dry
ing and finally shriveling of the
grapes in the clusters, Often all
of them shrivel and dry in this
way. Though the disease 4a sel
dom noticed until the grape is
badly shriveled, it may be seen
earlier as a brown or black spot
on the berry.; Before its appear
ance upon the fruit at all it may
be found as brown spots, one
eighth to one-half "an ioch in
diameter, on the leaves an twigs.
Very -close examination of the
diseased spots on twigs, leaves, or
fruit, reveals the presence of very
small pustules in great numbers.
These pustules are the fruiting
bodies of the fangns which is the
cause of the black rot, and from
these pustules issue immense num
bers of spores which spread the
This disease can be prevented.
If you saw black rot on your
grapes last year it will almost cer
tainly be there again this year, J
unless you take steps to prevent
it. Prevention is simple and stfre.
It consists in spraytng your vines
with the Bordeaux mixture, con-
sisting-"? six pounds of bluestone,
four pounds of lime and fifty gal
lons of water The first applica
tion, killing, the spores that are
wintering on the bark and trellis,
should be made before i the buds
open: the . second, immediately
before the blossoms appear ;t the
bhird,Jjust after: blos8omingjithe
fourth and fifth at intervals of
ten to fourteen days thereafter.
The cost of sprayings for an
acre of grapes is about fifteen dol
lars, including material and labor.
The grapes saved will in value far
exceed thiscost. .
Now is the time of year to get
your spray pump ready if you
have one; to buy one if ne?d to;
to prepare for the spraying needed
during, the coming spring.
If you need further information
regarding spraying mixtures, how
to piepare them, pumps, where to
buy them, and what crops and
when to spray, write to the North
Carolina Experiment Station,
West Raleigh, N. C, for Bui, 193
"Spraying Mixtures and Machin
ery, When ai d How to Spray."'
The following Bulletins of in
terest to fruit growers may be se
cured upon application :
Bulletin 182. Apples in North
Bnlletin 184. Garden and Or
ohard Fruits, their Culture and
Bulletin 185. Black Rot of the
Grane of North Carolina and its
Bulletin 186. Irsectand Fun
gous Enemies of the Peach, Plum
Cherry, Fig and Persimmon.
Bulletin 187. Grapes and Small
Speedy Justice in Ssmpson.
A special to the Charlotte Ob
server says that Noah Britt, a
negro, attempted to crminally as
sault a young white giN in Samp
son county Mondayljut was fright
ened awav bv her screams. '-Two
men pursued the negro and cap
tured him. One of his captors,
being a magistrate, conducted a
preliminary hearing and then took
the negro to Clinton. Court was
in session, tne case was presented
to the grand jury and a true bill
returned. The negro was prompt
ly tried, convicted and sentenced
to 15 years n the p -nitentiary the
day after the offence was commit
New Pastor at St, Matthew's,
The Bev. C. K. Holland, of Ala
bama, having accepted a call to
St. Matthew's E. L. church, near
Craven, this countyy. will preach
hio tiror. ourmnn cr t.hQ acccsmn
Sunday in 'February, v
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY-
Senator Oferman Introduces a Bill For a
60Ternment Building. Several Deaths1.
Bucord rimes," Feb. -7.
Many -friends in Concord and
all .over Cabarrus count regret
exceedingly to learn of the death
of Peter B. Bost, a prominent cit
izen of No. 10 township, which sad
event occurred at the hospital in
Salisbury last Tuerday afternoon.
For several years Mr. Bost bad
been affected uf heart trouble,
and recently the affection" became
so serious that he sought the best
special medical treatment. As
soon as the hospital authorities
examined him thoroughly, how-
ever, they pronounced ms case
hopeless. His young wife, who
before marriage was - Miss Jennie
Hudson, and several relatives were
at his bedside when he breathed
Mrs. M. L. Gurley died last
Wednesday morning about 10
o'clock at her home at Forost
Hill. Her young infant died
about a week before. Her hus
band survives her. She was only
17 yearB of age, and ias before
marriage a Miss McClure, a sister
of H, M. McClure, of Forest Hill.
Ed. Johnson, who was convicted
two 'years ago of breaking into
and stealing from some cars at
the depot, was this week pardoned
by Governor Glenn, to' whom the
matter was presented by represen
tative Stickley. He was sent to
the chain gang for four years, and
had served half of the sentence.
The pardon is given on the con
dition that Johnson appear at the .
May term of court and show good
Robert W. Cope, an aged Con
federate .veteran of No. 1 town
ship, died last Friday1 at his home,
towhich abeen confined for I
Cope was a membeJofGen. Rn-
us Jjarnnger s company, ko. r,
1st N. C. Cavalry, and was a good
Joe P. Fisher, a popular sales-
1 1 I ' 1 A
man in tne ciotmng department
of the Cannon & Fetzer Co., nd
Miss Callye Wagg, of Statesville,
will be married at the bride's
home in that city next Wedne
day evening, February 12, at 6
Mrs. J. J. Yost, of No. 5 town
ship.died last Saturday of pneu
monia at her home. She was 60
years of age, and a woman much
respected in the community. This
is he third death that haB occur
red within one year in this home,
a son and a daughter having died
within that time.
An act was passed by the
special session of the Legis
lature to provide for the payment
of burial expen ses of Confederate
m t i n x 1
pensioners, lweniy aouars to ue
fund uixm ! recommendation of
chairman of pension' board.
Concord is in tne tnroes ot an
epidemic of the grip. There- are
probably 1000 cases in the ci'-yi
very lew iamiiies ueing exempt
Geo. D.. Corl died at his home
on uunaio Btreet last inursu&y
v i j i i i i n i j
night, of pneumonia. He was 47
years-old &pd leaves a wife and
Rev. J. M. Grier. D. D., arrived
here last Friday with his family
from Washington, N. C, where
be had been pastor of the leading
Presbyterian church for two years.
On January 21,. Senator Over
man introduced the following bill
in the UnitedStates Senate: Be
it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of thejnessof pneumonia, Mr. Rogers
Tifori fl.tia nf America in Coni
assembled, that the becre-
taryjit the Treasury do, ana u i
m . m WWW 1 Jl.M.aM
herebv. authorized and directed to
cause to be erected upon the Gov
ernment site in the city of Con-
c xr.v, namiin. a!
C', T. T7 IS
suitaDie Duuaiug, muiuuiiig u.c
proof vaultsr heating and ventil
ating apparatus, and approaches,
the United btates postoffice and
other government offices, at a lim-
it of cost hot to exceed seventy
Seme Steps Should be Taken to Prevent
The Depletion of The Sopply.
More lumber was ctit in the Uni
ted States last year "than in any
otner year mj . its aisuory ine
enormousXmbunt of 37,550,736
board feet was! produced, and the
mill value of this was $621,151;
338., In addition, there were pro
duced ' 11,858,260,000 shingles,
valued at $24,155,P55, and 3,812,
807,000 lath, valued at $11,490,
570. On the whole, it is : safe to
say that the present annual lum
bpr cut of the United Stales ap
proximates 40 billidnifeet, and
the total mill value oftho lum
ber, lath, and shingles each year
produced is not less ; than $700,
000000. These figures give some
idea of how vast is the, lumber in
dustry and how great is the de
mand for its products.
A glance at the kinds of lumber
produced shows very clearly the
passing of white pine and oak, one
the greatest softwood and the oth
er the greatest hardwood whidh
the forest has ever grow Since
1889 the cut of white pine has
alien off more than 40 per cent,
while that of white oak has fallen
Qff more than 36 per cent. Today
yellow pine leads all oVher woods
in amount cut, while Douglas fir
and this will be a surprise to
many comes second. Since 1899
the cut of Douglas fir has increas
ed 186 per cent. Louisiaua is the
oremost yellow pine State, with
Texas, Mississippi, and Arkansas
ol lowing in order. Washington
produces by far the greatest
amount of Douglas fir.
A comparison oil the lumber-
producing States shews that since
1899 there hjave beerfmany chang
es in their relative rank. WaBh
ing'tdh, which in 1899 stood aixth,
now leads, wnile WMConsiriiwhicS
ight years agfwd all ' Qthetais
Idaho, and Caif orpj made jat
etride8 as lumber-ptoduoingStates
though, on the other hand, the!
amount produced in Michigan.
Wisconsin, Minnesota, Georgia,
Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri,
Indiana, tnd Ohio fell off any
where from 29 to 54 per cent.
The highest-priced native woods
are walnut, hickory and ash, andn
the cheapest are larch aud white
fir. From the fact, however, that
since 1899 the average increase in
the price of lumber has been 9
per cent, it will not be long before
cheap woods are few and far be
tween. Figures upon the lumber cut of
the United States in 1906 are con
tained in Circular 122 of the For
est Service, which can be had upon
application to the Forester, U. S.
Department of Agriculture, Wash
ington. D. C.
five thousand dollars.
Miss Annie" Brumly, who has
been teaching at the Barris
school house in No. 9 township,
was taken with smallpox a day or
sosince, and on yesterday ,was
taken to her home in the Poplar
The thirteen-year-old daughter
cf Silas Overcash, who lives near
Landis, died last week of diphth
eria. So far as we can learn,
there are no other cases, diphtheria
in the neighborhood. .
Reece Ira Long, of Concord, and
Miss Mary Ella Barrier, of Rimer,
were married Sunday afternoon
at 3 o'clock at the home of the
-News was received yesterday
of the death of T. Miltou Rogers,
at his home at Glass last Sunday
morning after only a few days ill
w s oi years oi age. ana leaveB nis
thfl-mn,f. nrnmin:nt mM) of
w Fa n r r nn n "vin n 1 I ri vAit I I r nr a a
No 4 township, and was a mem
her of the mercantile fLm of
- ! Rogeis & Son
If you have Catarrh, rid -ycur
self of this repulsive disease. Ask
- D Shoop. of Raoine. Wis., to
- mail you f ree, a box of his Dr
Shop's Oatarrh Remedy. Asim-
Die. single test, will -surely tell
you a Catarrh truth well worth
your, khowing. Write today.
- Don't suffer longer.
LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON "COUNTY.
The CYImjnal and Civil Docket of the Su
perior Gourt Crowded.
Lexington Dispatch, Feb. 6th.
: The trustees of the Liberty In
stitute at Wallburg at their meet
ing last week decided to replace
the burned main building of the
school with IS brick structure to
Burglars visited three houses in
West Lexington Monday night
and were very bold about it.
The. February term of criminal
and civil court for Davidson coun
ty will convene on the fourth
Monday, the 24th of this month.
Judge Council will preside, hay
ing ' recovered sufficiently to at-
ten 1 to his duties . The docket is
very heavy this court. There are
cne hundred and nineteen cases
on the criminal docket. Amoner
the cases that will attract at
tention is the one against Mr.
and Mrs. H. B. Shoaf, who are
charged. 'with brutality against
the little Fields girl. There are
exactly 27 caljea far retailing
booze. The civil docket is also
crowded there being 118 cases
The civil 'case that will attract
the most attention is the Fulton-
Mock affair, in which $50,000
damages is asked. Another dam
age suit of local interest is the
case of Dr. ChaB. M. Clodfelter
against the West Construction
Company, for $20,000 damages for
personal injuries. There are 52
suits against the railroads, most
of them against the Southern,
and nearly all of them "in forma
pauperis," and many of them
from other counties, a large num
ber being from Rowan,
Th last case involving right of
way for the Southbound has been
8ettledlBO.jfar as Davidson county
ii.f concerned. Others are still
periding inAnson county.
McMsy riight abobt 12- o'clock
fitty destroyed the Arcadia High!
bchoOJLbualding, . and all that it
contained . It is thought that a
defective fluev caused - the ' fire.
The loss is about $1,000, without
a cent of insurance. Two pianos,
a new one and one that was not so
good, were destroyed, with all
books, desks, equipment, etc.
The subject of the cost of living
is a very tender one with the
working people of the town just
now. Few people cared what
meat was a pound as long as there
was plenty of work and at good
wages. Now that times have
tightened down, and in some
homes the intake is growing peril
ously near the outgo, and perhaps,
even whilea republican is presi
dent, the outgo is the biggest,
people have come to look on a
dollar as a good deal bigger than
it was a few's hort months ago. All
of which may cause an exodus to
the farms, after a long period of
traveling to town from the coun
try. THOMASVILLE ITEMS.
, Elizabeth R. Yow.
Mrs. Elizabeth R. Yow. died
Saturday-- morning about five
o'clock from pneumonia from
which she has suffered for, several
days. She had been . in poor
health since Thanksgiving and
her death was not unexpected.
Rev, Parker Holmes haB closed
the contract with A.. W, Council,
of High Poiu, for the brick to he
used in building the new Metho
dist church here and work on the
new church will begin about
March 1st, or as soon thereafter
as the weather will permit. The
new church will be built on the
same lot as tne present cnurcn
1 . .1 . 1
aiid the position of the old church
will- "e changed.
Saturday morning about 1, fire
was .discovered in the belting
room of the Thomasville Spoke
Works. It originated from a hot
box. on the belting machine and
but for the quick work on the part
of the watchman the entire plant
would have been burned to the
ground. As it was, the loss wil
n t amount to' more than $100.
DeWitt's Carbolized Witch Ha
zel Salve is best for cuts, burns
boils, bruises and scratches. It is
especially good for piles. Sold by
-TV t . .
James riummer ana an druggists
THE BOTTOM OF THE MATTER.
Those Who Thought They Had Hit Bottom
. Have Another Tnink Coining.
The following clipping from the
nu' 1.1.1.- r ? -i '
vjruariubte vnrouicie ana communi
cations go to show how the advo
cates of whiskey take advantage
of every "straw" that may come
within their Teach, how good mO
aan unwittingly lend them en
couragement, and how careful one
should guard his utterances :
Religious papersas a rule preach
widespread prohibition arguing
for it in generalities, in which of
course they are conscientious. -$X
is not often that a church organ
takes the following view, which is
quoted from the Presbyterian
The thing this paper is set to
do and is devoting all of its eneivj
giesm doing is afar bigger and,
better thing than advocating pro
hibition before the. legislature or
before the suffragans of the State.
Our work is confined to making
good men. Just inproportion as
we succeed will we have good citi
zens and good citizens mean good
laws about whiskey, ground peas,
mineral water and every other
thing. Our method is to beseech
men in behalf .of Christ to be re
conciled to God. That is the road
we travel in reforming evils and
maintaining good government.
This statement will explain to all
our intelligent and unprejudiced
readers why we do .not use our
columns to advocate the enact
ment ot this and that law by our
. 1 a . -
State law makers in assembly."
This strikes the bottom. Make
good men and women and the pro
hibition question will take care of
itself. The old argument that
morals cannot be legislated into
people is correct it is a poor pol
iy. toL, drive a man to dp right.
And here is the proof that statm-
tory prohibition is unwise. Char
En. Pbksbttebian Stamdaro :
Enclosed find a quotation frorp
youf rpftpex :. by another pape
which is t last in sympathy wTtB
liquor. Ifc'ig clipped f rom a Salis
bury paper ' which is controlled by
the; liquor interests of the town.
I nave no doubt that it will Be
copied by every liquor organ in
the state, and I am sure that every
rum-seller and distiller in the
world will endorse your views on
not interfering in their awful traf
fic in human souls. How do you
like the fellowship? Christ says,
"woe unto you when all (evil)
men speak well of you, for so did
their fathers to the fjtlse pro
phets." "Come out from among
them and be ye separate, saith the
Salisbury, N. C, FebTl-'08.
Charlotte, N. C, Feb. 7. 1908.
The Standard is not run to please
fools, devils and diabolical, men.
It is run for Christ's sake? We
are not editing a secular paper, we
are editing a religious paper. We
represent the churchr TheState
and the church must be kept se
parate or our fabric must fall in
revolution and ruin, uur x ene
mies shall not be glad by seeing
the Standard in Raleigh dickering
with State legislation! We are
perhaps more opposed to whiskey
tlLtt anybody in the State. The
editor from which you clip did riobl
have sense enough to see our
meaning. In haste.
P. R. Law.
I wish that I might talk with
all sick ones ahout the actual
cause of Stomach, Heart, and
Kidney aiimjnts. 10 explain in
person how weak btomach uerves
leads to btomacb weakness.
am sure would interest all. And
it is the same' with weak Hearts
or weax Kidneys 'inis is why
tt -1 m 1 1
my prescription Dr. Shoop's
Restorative so promptly reaches
ailments of the Stomach, Heart
and Kidneys. It is wrong to drag
the Stomach or stimulate the
Heart or Kidneys. These weak
inside nerves simply need mare
strength. My Restorative is the
only prescription made expressly
for these nerves.. Next to seeing
you personally, will be to mail
you free, my new booklet entitled,
"What To Do." I will also send
samples of my Restorative as well.
Write for the book, today. It
will surely interest you. Address
Dr Shoop, Box 8, Racine, Wis.
Grimes Drug Store,
Important Decisions Affecting LaboMlnlons
dj me supreme court. , ,
The United - States Supreme
Court has filed another decision
of importance bearing on labor
union affairs. It was in a case
appealed from Kentucky and was
in effect that corporations ; engag
ed in inter-S$ate commerce cannot .
be restrained from discharging
employes because they afa mem
bers ow labor unions.nor from .
discriminating against them for
the same reason. - Section 10 .pf
whatiajenown asthe "arbitra
tion act prohibits such discrimi
nation andjis, indeed, the' most
important section of that act of
Congress. I The court did not deal
with the other sections of the act.
- The case came up on an appeal,
affecting the discharge of an em
ploye of the Louisville & Nash
ville Railroad Company by the
master mechanic of the road.
Justice Harlan read the opinion
of the court. He held in sum
ming up that there is no con-
nection between inter-State- car
riers and labor organizations as
to make it a crime for the carriers
to discharge and employ or re
fuse to employ him on the ground
that he belongs to a labor union.
According to a Washington dis
patch of February 3rd, another
verdict rendered was in the ease
of Lawlorvs. Loewe, the former a
member of the Hatters' Union
and the latter a hat manufacturer
of Danbury, Conn. The case in
volved the applicability of the
seventh section of the Sherman
anti-trust law to conspiracies by
labor unions to boycott articles
entering into inter-State trade.
Under the terms of that provi
sion the complaining party may
collect three times amount of his
loss if the chargers sustained.
The union fought the case on the
ground that the law inapplicable
eort, : whose - opinion was: an.
failed, to accept this ieaiid nit
ffect heldihatvthev anions could
not ipitmiS. igtirfrejjby "
boycott.;. with thef ree exchange
of commerce betwenr the -States.
There was no dissenting opinion'.
North Carolina's Giant.
"I'll bet none of you folks
know that the biggest man thajb
eer lived was born and raised in
North Carolina," said a- tar heel
at the Hdffirian House the other
night. "His existence and di
mensions are vouched fof in the
American Encyclopaedia says the
New York Press.
"His name was Miles Darden.
He was seven feet, six inches high
and in 1845 weighed 871 pounds.
He was born in North Carolina in
1798 and died in Tennessee , Jan
uary. 23, 1857. Until 1853 he was
able to -go about his work in an
active manner, but his weight in-
creased so fast that after that
year wnen ne wanted to move
about he had to bes hauled in a
two-horse wagon. In 1839 it was
chronicled that his coat was but
toned around three men each
weighing more than 200 pounds,
who walked together down the
streets of Lexington, N. C. Atw
his death iie is said to nave weigh
ed net less than 1,000 pounds.
His coffin was 8 feet long, Synches'
deep, 82 inches across the breast,
18 across the head, and 14 across
the feet. These measurements
were taken at the time and are
matters of historical record,
Everything taken into the stom
ach should be digested fully with
in a certain time. When you feel
that your stomach is not in good
order, that the food you have eat-
en is not Deing digested, ta&e a
good,' natural digestant that will
do the work the digestive juices
are not doing. The best remedy
known today for all stomach
troubles is Kodol, which is guar
anteed to give prompt relief. It
is a natural digestant ; it digests
what you eat, it is pleasant to take
and is sold here by James Plum
mer and all druggists.