A. Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in- Governmental Affairs. s
VOL. IV. NO 20.
Salisbury, N. G., Wednesday,' May 6th, 1908.
Wm, H. Stewart Editor.
THE GREAT NEW ORLEANS REVIVAL,
Tite Whiskey Forces Bern Up a Riilial
mi Destroy tiw-Bailding.
Christian Observer, April 89thr.'OS.
The most remarkable religious
moyement of its character, in
th history of New Orleans,
was begun February 23, 1908,
whenin response to an invi
tation extended by seventeen
Protestant Churches, Evangelist
M. F. Ham, of Bowling Green,
Kv,. entered upon his labors in
Thorough preparation for the
rork had previously been made
in prayer meetings, which had
been held from church to church
during months preceding Mr.
Hams arrival. From the begin
ning, the campaign assumed large
proportions. The first night La
fayette church overflowed. The
following Sunday night, the larger
auditorium of the First Presbyte
rian church was packed with
people. Later the Athenaeum,
the largest hall in the city was
hired, and its capacity was also
qvertaxad. -Finally, with the
consent of the local United States
authorities, a temporary Taber
nacle with a seating oapacity of
over four thousand, was erected on
the new post-office site, on Lafayette
Square, and occupied on Sunday
As the meeting progressed, it
developed the most striking fea
tures. One of those was the sing
ing of the Junior Choir a chorus
of four hundred children's voices.
Another, was the observance of
days of fasting and prayer three
of which Were kept. The obser
vance of these days was accom
panied' by the most wonderful out
pourings of the Holy Spirit.
They were in turn days of the joy
of surrrender and of instruction
in God's Word.
Another feature of the revival
was its attractiveness to men.
Special services for men were held
Sunday afternoons beginuing
March 8. At the first of these 900 1
mer came together. Each Sun
day the numbers increased until
they reached 2-,500."
Again, the revival stirred the
most unbounded enthusiasm, the
best expression of which was the
building, and paying for in a few
days, of the immense. Tabernacle.
Also the conduct of the meet
ing aroused the bitterest antago
nism. Mr. Ham denounced in
unmeasured terms the most heavy
sins of our people. His attack
on the Carnival brought down
upon, him and the revival the con
demnation of some of those high
in the councils of our Protestant
Churches, who, heretofore, have
favored with their presence and
support the various Mardi Gras
organizations of our city. Then,
too, Mr. Ham was merciless in his
condemnation of theatre going
card-playing and dancing. But
the storm of opposition broke
when he attacked the liquor in
terests. Every , one. who knows
anything about New Orleans
knows that liquor controls her'
politics, dominates her society
and has some of her churches
Douna nana ana ioot.
The combined liquor interests
were not slow in striking back.
First, Jhey tried to have the
Tabernacle condemned on the
ground that it was unsafe. Fail
ing in this ridiculous conteqtiote,
they raised the point that it was
a fire trapr and sought to have the
Mayor revoke his permit . for its
construction. Foiled again, they
told monstrous falsehoods about
tha evangelist, and filled, the pub
lic press with vicious attacks upon
him. One night during public
worship the Tabernacle was
Finally, as a master, appeal was
made to Washington to have the
Tabernacle removed from - the
postoffice site. The contention
-been erected on Government
... . . .-. ..
ground, by a traveling evangelist,
without permission. - Washington
fell into the trap and the Treas
. ury Department ordered the
"tent" instantly removed. Some
influence, which has ; not ; yet
been revealed, caused the , local
ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
eraded School Closes. Pythian Meeting of
the Dlnth District, Personal Items.
Stanly Enterprise, April SOth;
J. R, Godfrey has the contract
for'erectingfl nice residence" in
Salisbury for M. L Jackson. . -
Samuel Lawrence Belk on Tues
day was bitten on the face by a
dog, the wounds being quite pain
ful. ' -
Fresh paint is beautifying many
residences and buildings in our
little city, and , it would seem
there is to be no let-up in the im
provement line on acoount of dull
times. .. "
The Albemarle, graded school
will close on Friday of next week,
excepting the ninth grade4, which
will be carried on to the end of
the school year. This is due to
a lack of money. The Wiscassett-
Ffird school is not affected.
The Wiscassett Band will assist
in furnishing music at the Repub
lican convention of the State,
which meets at Greensboro this
morning. Quite a compliment to
the young men qf the band.
The most notable fraternal order
gathering ever held in Albemarle
was that on Tuesday evening when
the several Knights of Pythians
lodges ot the united district met
in accordance with a call made by
District Deputy Grand Chancellor
P. S. Carlton, cf Salisbury. W.
A. Smith, of Albemarle lodge,
welcomed the members of the va
rious lodges, in an appropriate
address which was responded to
by T. J. Jerome, of Rowan lodge,
No. 100. The most interesting
event of the evening was the con-
teriog ot the rank of knight upon
Messrs. Lipe, Litaker and Parker
ly the members of Salisbury lodge
No. 24. The excellent work of
this team won applause ' from
every one. The program was con
cluded by "Grand Chancellor Crist,
who made a happny chosen speech
authorities, who had previously
given the permission, to peremp
torily demand -the Tabernacle's
Thereupon, a body of citizens
interested in the revival, tele
graphed the truth of the situation
to President Roosevelt, and he in
turn had the Treasury Depart
ment wire back to spare the build
ing pending an investigation.
This telegram was held in the of
fice of the local custodian from
Saturday until Monday at 12:15
p. m. In the meantime, under
the terms of an agreement orgi
nally made between the local cus
todian and the ministers' commit
tee, the building had been sold
and its demolition begun. Thus
liquor apparently won. In reali
ty though, it had but, given' the
American people another sample
of its true spirit bydescending to
persecution and falsehood. v
The utter loss of our building,
broke up the revival just as it was
entering upon its widest scope.
Who but God can number the
souls who thereby lost a chance to
gain eternal life? Already over
four hundred had been won to
The. last service was held Sun
day evening, April 12, when fully
five thousand people, the largest
Protestant congregation that ever
gathered in New Orleans, met to
hear Mr, Ham's farewell sermon.
On that occasion he was invited
by a unanimous vote of the peo
ple to return to our city next fall
and resume his interrupted labors.
Two incidents of significance
have occured recently in New
Orleans, and not the leasi of their
significance is the f acf that they
may be repeated in any city or
community of our country. Both
incidents serve to show the des
peration to which the traffickers
in drink have been driven. The
latest and the most plainly par
taking of persecution was. the
securing a Government order for
the destruction of a large taber
nacle built at a cost of over two
thousand dollars in which, a union
meeting was being conducted . by
seventeen Protestant churches of
that city, as is told in the article
above. ; . - " : . .,;
This, incident seems to give
a victory- to the saloonists,
CLEMENT'S PROSPECTS ARE BRIGHT
He Wins In the Primaries of; Durham asr
; Is Endorsed In Three" Other Counties. :
- In the primary of Durham
county, held Saturday there was
a contest between Hayden Clem
entf, Esq., assistant attorney gen
eral, and his opponents, which
resulted favorably to Mr. Clement.
Mr, Clement receivedTa majority
of 126 votes. J Beside the endorse
ment by the Bar of Stanly coun
ty, wbioh recently appeared in the
Watchman, we publish below a
splendid and deserved endorse
ment by the Bar . of Salisbury.
He has also been endorsed by the
Democratic Convention of Ran
"We, the members of the Salis
bury Bar, desire to heartily recom
mend our fellow townsman and
brother lawyer, Mr. Hayden
Clement, as a fit and worthy can
didate for the- office of Attorney
General of North Carolina. We
do this because we like Mr. Clem
ent very much personally, but,
more because we think him splen
didly equipped in every way, to
fill the office with entire accepta
bility to all persons concerned.
He has been performing the du
ties of the office, for most of the
time since his appointment as
Assistant Attorney General. We
have it from the highest authority,
that his work has been exceedingly
satisfactory. Mr. Clement has
the ability, courage, experience,
training, poise and general bear
ing to make the State a very com
petent, efficient and courteous
official. We again wish to ex
press our approval of his candi
dacy and we bespeak-for him a
successful outcome in it,"
Burton Craige, Edwin C. Greg
ory, R. Lee Wright, Thos. J. Jer
ome,B. B. Miller, Theo.F. Kluttz,
Whitehead Kluttz Walter H.
Woodson, T. H. Vanderford, Jr.,
PS. Carlton, Bismarck Capps,
W. B. Smoot, T. G Furr, Walte
Murphy, John S. Henderson,
Kerr'Craige. J. H. Horah, T. C.
Linn, Jtf. F. Hatcher, John J..
Stewart, H. J. Overman, T. F.
but the city is aroused as never
before, with the possible ex
ception of the time when the
Louisiana lottery was destroyed,
and ministers and members of the
Protestant churches regard the
persecution as the precursor of "a
greater and more decided victory
for temperance next fall.
The other incident occurred in
the same city. It was the publi
cation,, by a daily newspaper of
that city, of a letter from a mana
ger of a brewing company in Mil
waukee with the following threat
of boycott if it did not cease to
"boost the prohibition game:"
Dear Sir We beg to call ycur
attention to the fact that certain
newspapers through but the coun
try feel rather inclined to boost
the; prohibition game, makiog
large front-page displays with flar
ing headlines (presumably in
sympathy with the Anti-saloon
League, etc ), which the brewers
in general are keeping a record of
(we being noexception), and as
you have"had a certain proportion
of our business in the past, we
we feel it our duty to adviee you
that all these different newspapers
who fail to suppress prohibition
and Anti-saloon LeagUanews here-
alter ior wmcntney receive noon
ing, while the brewers are large
advertisers, Bpending enormous
sums of money in newspaper ad
vertisers, spending enormous sums
of money in newspaper advertis
ing every year) will not only lose
our patronage, but also that of al
most every brewery in the United
states, we are now receiving
daily reports, on tins suec; and
all papers continuing to knock
out business in this way can ex
pect to be turned down on any
future advertising contracts from
both ourselves and all other large
With a boldness approaching
madness, the brewers demand of
the newspapers that they 'suppress
prohibition and Anti-Saloon Lea
gue news hereafter.1' Should this
threatened boycott become a real
ity, Christians everywhere should
stand by and support the press
that dares to defy such an insult
1.1 1 i '1 X 1 1 . Tt
io an eniignienea people, nam-
ly and more plainly is it being re-
vealerf that the ldve of money
, , ' ,
hooin nosainn that, rtravarr.a Vnon'a
minds into th mistaken convic -
tion that nersecut ion and bovcott
can succeed in this day.
CONCORD AND CABARRUS CSUNTY.
Meeting of North Carolina Classic Bnr-
j " giar Enters House of Preacher.
.concoTd Times, Aprmg-Mav
Miss Flossie Hendren, who is
attending Crescent' Academy, is
visiting her sister, Miss? Jessie
Hendren. ' ' '
W. A. Stone spent last-Sunday
in Salisbury with Mrs. Stone, who
is in the hospital there. She is
much better, and is expected
home in a few days. ' .' ."'
, The new laundry, the name of
which is the Electric Laundry,
will start up next Monday. .The
wagon has arrived and was on the
street yesterday. j
Nothing has yet developed in
the case of the killing of young
Arthur Krimminger, who was shot
from ambush in No. 5 township.
No evidence has yet come id light
which fastens the crime on any
Rev. V. R. Stickley, who has
been the supply pastor of St. An
drews and Mt. Hermon Lutheran
churches for several months, has
accepted the pastorate of a church
near Burlington, and will begin
his work there in a few. days.
Columbus Eller, son of A., M.
EUer, of Rowan, "was married
Wednesday-night to Misg Eliza
Manlden. The ceremony was per
formed at the bride's home at 8
o'clock by Rev. T. W. Smith.
Mr. Eller has a position iu the
Last Monday Robert Safrit, fell
from the big road roller of J. T.
Bennett on the new Kanapolis
road, and was badly bruised. He
fell between the engine and the
wheel. His hip was dislocated
and he was badly bruised on the
stomach. Had the machine mov
ed further while was in ,that posi
tion he would have been' crushed
to death. His injuries were at
tended by Dr. Pemberton, and he
is now getting along very well.
- A burglar attempted to enter
the home of Rev. W, J. Boger, of
Mt. Holly, a brother of C. E.
Boger, of Concord, last Saturday
night. Mr. Boger was not at
home. Only Mrs. Boger,, Grand
mother Boger and two small chil
dren were in the house, Mrs.
Boger attempted to fire at the
buglar," but the pistol snapped.
Finally her screams aroused the
neighbors, when the scoundrel
The North Carolina ClaBsis of
the Reformed church is now hold
ing its annual session in Concord,
the first session having been held
Tuesday night. Rev. D. E.
Bowers, of High Point, preached
the opening sermon. Rev. C. E.
.Wehler was elected president.
Ringing resolutions endorsing
State prohibition were unani-
mouslyvpassed. There is a large
attendance and the sessions are
JUDGE PRITCHARD'S ADORERS.
Heard by a Large Audience of Voters of
Greensboro and Suiiford County
Fight Id America Just Beginning,
Greensboro, N. C, April 25
Jndge Jeter C Pritchard, of Ashe
ville, made an address on prohibi
tion before an audience of people
from the city and country in the
GrandOpera House this afternoon.
Me was introduced by Speaker E.
J. Justice, of the local bar, in an
appropriate manner. The speech
was plain, practical and to the
point, and was listened i to with
much interest by his audience.
Among other , things he said
that the fight for prohibition in
the United States is just beginning,
that in the future voters in both
parties should see that the Con
gressional candidate won in favor
of laws preventing the shipment of
whiskey into prohibition territory.
Judee Pritchard went from here
' to Lexington, where hepoke to
night. Special to News and Ob
BUI Men may come and m,en may
' but 1 - on j .forever."
Boihbookb Rollbb Mills. Gold
Hill, N; C. - 2-12 -8m
MOCKSYILLE AND DAYIE COUNTY.
Mrs. Curtis Speaks. A Drug Sfora tube
Opened. Other Items.;
Wocksvllle Coarler, April soth.
We are glad to see the street
force at work on the Salisbury
road, several improvements are
being made, ditches cleaned out
and the side-walk build up which
is a matter of much consequence
during the wet and sloppy weather.
One of the fiirest bicyole perform
ers ever seen In Mocksville gave a
street exhibition on. the court
house square yesterday to a large
crowed of men and boys. He did
some marvellous stunts ''on his
wheel and very few hesitated to
dr&p in a nickle when the hat was
Mr. Allen, who lives about" 8
miles from town on Route 2, had
the misfortune to lose his barn
and contents by fire one night this
Dr. FJippin, ot Salisbury, came
up Friday in an automobile and
while here gave several of our bus
iness men a ride over town.
Solicitor Hammer and Judge
Council passed through town Sun
day en route to Yadkinville where
court convenes this week.
Mrs. Curtis, a Texas lady, ad
dressed the people of Mocksville
on the subject Of prohibition at
the court house yesterday. The
audience was large and enthusias
tic, the majority being ..ladies.
Mrs Curtis made one of the most
eloquent addresses ever made here
by a lady She talked fori
about two hours and was applaud
ed again and again by the crowd.
From what we hear Mocksville
is to have a drug store in the near
future. This is good news and
will. add mucn to the convenience
"of the people. We wish for our
new druggist, whoever he may be,
much success in this locality. We
have heard it said, that "if you
want to get rich quick, go to a dry
town and and start up a drug
store." But this one is dry town
where it will not work so well,
that is, as far as "booze" pre
scriptions are concerned.
A. T. Grant, Jr.-, is having
many improvements made on his
new home on Main street, and
when finished it will be one of the
handsomest dwellings in town.
Cooleemee Journal, May 1.
The ministers of the Methodist
and Baptist churches of Davie
county met in Mocksville this
woek to arrange for the canvass
ing of this county for prohibition.
The Rowan conference of the
convocation of Charlotte is in ses
sion at the Episcopal church this
week. The Rev. E. A. Osborne
is in the chair.
Mr. Deadman, one of our lead
ing merchants, made two trips to
Salisbury last Tuesday. One in a
wagon, the other in an automo
bile. Don't know which trip he
Sunday at 8:80 will be the time
for the Juniors at the Methodist
church. Rev. J. A. J. Farrington,
of Salisbury, will be the speaker.
S.JJ. Harrison, of Salisbury, is
also taking in our town, of which
he speaks in the highest terms.
We are glad to welcome Mr. Har
rison. He is 81 years old, but in
spirit is verv young. He is the
guest of Rev. Mr. Brown.
Cooleemee High School is con
tinning with fair attendance.
Classes reorganized, new text
books begun and those taking ad
vantage of the extended term are
being greatly benefitted.
It Reached the Spot.
Mr. E. Humphrey, who owns
large general store at Omega, O.,
and is president of the Adams
County Telephone Co., as well as
therHome Telephone Co., of Pike
County, O., says of Dr. King's
New Discovery : "It saved my nfe
once. At least I think it did. It
seemed to reach the spot -the
very; seat of my cough, when
everything else failed." Ds.
King's New Discovery not only
reaches the cough spot ; it heals
the sore spots and the weak spots
in throat, lungs and chest. Sold
under guarantee at all drug stores.
50o and $1,00. Trial bottles free.
I a - .
STATESYILLE AND IREDELL" COONTY.
Operator Was Riding oo Bogus Pass.
Sheriff Appoints Mrs. Connelly Jailer.
Stateavllle Landmark. April S8May 1.
Mrs. L. 0. Caldwell joined Mr.
AJaldwell at Salisbury yesterday,
where the latter wis attending
court, They were expected to re
turn home last night.
Fire at J. E. Thomas' saw mill,
on E. F. Watts' place, Shiloh
township, early Thursday morn
ing, damaged the machinery of
the mill and some belting, cans
ing a losa.of about $150. The fire
is supposed to have originated in
a pile of sawdust near the boiler.
Attorney L. C. Caldwell and
Messrs. W- J. Stimson and W. J,
Lazenby attended Federal Court
at' Salisbury this - week. Mr.
Caldwell was there to appear for
the railroad and Messrs. Stimson
and Lazenby were witnesses in
the case of Canup va. the South
ern, a suit for damage.
Sheriff Summers has appointed
Mrs, L. R, Connelly jailer to suc
ceed her husband, Lee R. Con
nelly, deceased. Mrs. Connelly
practically4had charge of the jail
during , her husband's "life time
and she thoroughly understands
the management of the institu
tion. L. H. Bradshaw, of Braium,
will sleep at the jail and assist
Mrs. Connelly managing the jail
most of the time.
A young white man named
Oates, who was formerly employ
ed by the Southern as a telegraph
operator, was taken from passen
ger train No. 11 yesterday morn
ing by Chief of Police Conner, at
the request of Trainmaster King, ;
who was on the train. Oats was
riding on an operator's pass given
him at Salisbury, bearing the sig
nature of the division dispatcher.
Knowing that Oates was not enti
tled to a pass, the trainmaster com
municated with the dispatcher and
on learning that the dispatcher
had not issued the pass Mr. King
wired the Statesville officers to
meet the train here7 and arrest
Oates, Oates fras taken before
Justice Sloan but on investigation
a cage- could not be 'against him
and he was released. Mr. King
will further investigate the case to
find who is really responsible for
the bogus pass.
A burglar attempted to open a
window at the home of A. C. Mc
Hargue, at the Butler place on
the north side of town, about 2
o'clock Saturday morning, but
was frightened away by Mr; Mc-
Hargue before he accomplished
his purpose, Mr. McHargue's
bed is near the window the
burglar attempted to enter and
when he raised up in bed to get
his pistol the burglar disappeared
in the darkness.
The Merchants and Farmers
Bank, which has had temporary
quarters in the office of the States
ville Realty and Investment Co.
since its establishment in Febru
ary, moved yesterday afternoon
to its handsome new quarters iu
the Patterson and Anderson
block. While not all of the office
fixtures have been installed, the
canking room is practically com
plete with all modern office fix
A majority of the stock was not
represented! the annual meeting
of the stockholders of the Iredell
Telephone Company Tuesday
nigbt and the election of officers
was not held. A report made to
the stockholders present showed
the business of the company iu
good condition,"' The connections
are constantly being extended and
the service covers a large ter
ritory in Iredell and adjoining
and reaches distant
The registration books will, ac
cording to ruling, opened on last
Friday, the 24th, and wilT""olose
on the 16th of May, giving, the 20
days ordered by law, exclusive of
uSundays. There will be no new
registration, but all citizens who
have changed their place of resi
dence, and all who have become of
age since last registration, must
get their names on tho .books
and pay their poll tax else they
won't be allowed vto TQW.r' v.;.
LEXIN6T0N AND' DAMN COONTY.
Ranflst flhnrph n ha Da
' w Doctors for Lexington. -
Lexlnjrton DlttiSh. Aprli SJtK, ;;. '
Freight trains of 60, and some
times more, cars are, passing dailyA
now. If one is rtovjudge7by the
number, and length of these trains
the Southern is doing big business
and the times "is" getting better.
Wednesday the "Southern ran
si "thirty-sixes,' the firs) being
the regular passenger and the
other five being special passenger
trains carrying several cars each
of oyster shuckers returning from
the ; season's - work on the Gulf .
These people, mostly foreigners,
nass here each fall by the hundred
going to the southern coast towns
to handle the oyster patch. In
the spring they return north.
The "Lexington Greys," a new
base ball aggregation, is' daily
practicing for the season's games.
Mr, Fred Hill iB captain and Mr.
Luther Propst manager.1' The
boys aim to have a' crack nine,
and to that end would be glad of
any help that folks may see fit to
Work on the fronts of the burn
ed buildings is going On fast. The
Lexington Drug Company, which
will occupy the corner store, next
to the court house will have a
handsome home. There will be a
steel ceiling, a, floor of tiles, and
and a splendid display window
space, rne furnishings will make
this drug Btore one of he hand
Thos. Kincaid and John Beeker,
who had been hauling booze from
Salisbury to Cooleemee,; and dis
pensing it freely were arrested
Saturday 'and put in jail at
Statesville after trial before a
Lexington is to have two new
J TV- A ti '
Cooleemee, will arrive this week,
and Dr. J. B. Gibbs, Burnsville,
Yancey county, about the 10th of
The Baptist people have decided
to remodel and add to their
church building on Main street.
Wednesday night the congregation
voted unanimously to commence
the work. The Baraca class has
agreed to raise $2,000, one half
being already subscribed. In all
about two-thirds of the amount
needed has been subscribed. The
building will commence very soon
and by the first of October it M
expected the work will be done.
Something like $10,000 will be
8 pent. When completed the
church will be a very edifice.
Bob Hays, colored, was sent to
court Monday night by the mayor
on a charge of selling whiskey,
He gave bond in the sum of $100.
The police are going after the
blind tigers and it is to be hoped
that they can put an end to -the
importation of blockade goods. 1
Supt. W. W. Browri has accept
ed re-election at the hands of the
schOol commissioners. Other
teachers will be elected about the
close of the school. It has been
hoped that another teacher could '
be secured to take charge of a
10 th grade at theschool, but ow
ing to lack of money it is doubt
ful if the commissioners can do
Chief Engineer O. H.jConnell,
of the Southbound, spent Friday
night in Lexington with two' gen-"
tlemeti, and resumed '"Saturday
morning a tour of the country
a Inn it ' '.Ka linn - c4 Mifi ' nrhrinaAil
- - tr-r ;
railroad. It is said that the
mflii with -him are lookitur over
the road with a view of investing.'
A street rumor has it that when
tUlD: UA ! LB VU1UAVVU, TT U1A Hill
begin on the road. The Dsspatoh
is unable -to say what is doing.
We only hope that this, road will
be started : this summer,, giving '.
Amnlmrment to .matvv who ara. bnfc
of work, and making a reality rout
ot a dream that has been, dream edT
long1 enough.' " If the. folks ,wHb
are oenina ine xoaa- mean r-pusi- :
nessit is time they were making'
good; -v; . ;
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