A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs.
VOL. IV. NO 26.
Salisbury, N, C, Wednesday, June 17th,-1908.
Wm. h, Stewart, Editor.
STATESVILLE AMD IREDELL COUNTY.
Fixing to Pay for; Some of Sioneman's
Gossedness. Dogs Listed tor Taxation.
8tatesvllle Landmark. Jane 8-18.
L. 0, Wagoner, who it a dele
, gate from this congressional dis
trict to the national Republican
convention, which meets at Chi
cago on the 16th, will leave
Statesville for Chicago, with the
other North Carolina delegates,
Saturday, 13th. Chas. H. Cowles,
of Wilkesboro, is the other dele
gate from thisdistrict;
Daniel McKay, who was prob
ably the oldest man in the coun
ty, died yesterday morning at the
home of John Deal, west of town.
The remains will be taken to Is
Jand Ford church, Shiloh town
ship, this morning and after fu
neral services will be interred in
Island Ford graveyard, While
his exact age is not known, it is
known that he is somewhere be
tween 95 and 97 years old, and an
old comrade places his age at 96.
The Charlotte Observer of Sun
day had the following from its
Washington correspondent: "A
claim filed by the late J. W.
Gray, of Statesville, for $250,000
" for a cotton mill burned by the
Federal army during the closing
days of the civil war, has. been re
ferred to the Court of Claims,
which means that it will be paid
to the Gray estate if the loyalty
of the claimant can be established,
which it is said there will be no
difficulty in doing." This claim
has been pending a long time.
Mr. Gray, so long known as a
Statsville hotel man, spent a win
ter in Washington prior to his
death looking after the claim.
The property destroyed was locat
ed at Eagle Mills and was burned
by Stoneman's men
army passed through here in
The late Judge Furchea left a
will, it is understood, but it has
not been filed for probate. His
estate is estimated to be worth
A reporter of The Landmark, I
Wednesday, asked Congressman
R. N, Hackett if, in the event the
Democrats of this district nomi
nate him for Congress, of which
there is no doubt, he would chal
lenge his opponent, Chas. H.
Cowles, of Wilkes, Republican,
for a joint campaign of the dis
trict. Mr. Hackett stated that
he would not only challenge him
but he is very anxious for the
The marriage of Miss Ellie
Copeland and Franklin Wallace I
Webster was solemnized Wednes -
day evening at the home of Capt. I
J. W. Copeland, father, of the I
bride. On acount of a recent I
death in the family the celebra- J
ion was very quiet,
A citizen of Concord township.
litfnff his taxes last week, return-
iWfn.M a.i, oni fWo
.W- at SS20 each $6 worth of
i j o i nr r j a kn in i
uoga uuu xw uR.
the difference m the number ana
value of pigs may be constrastedj
with t.hA rmmber and value of
don unfavorablv to the citizen
., . , .,i i.
atorsaid, ne snouia posBioiy ne
given credit ior listing tne upland the county commissioners
for taxation, something that is
rarely done. It should be said,
Vi nnraiTar f.Viaf. fVio nnmnao in list.
ine them was not so much a desire
tn nav taan on the canines as to se-
cure for them the protection of the
law. The courts have held that
dog is not property unless it is
listed for taxation. If it is listed
the owner can prosecute any one
who mav do it hurt.
David M. Fnrches took dace
from Trinity Episcopal church
luesaay anernoon au o ck,
conducted by Rev. Harris Mallin -
ckrodt, of Charlotte, who read
th bfiant.ifnl and imnreHHive ser-
vice for the dead of the Episcopal
cnurcn. ine nymns, "ljeaa,
- m, ..T .
Kindly Light," and "Abide With
Me, were sung by the choir.
The church was crowded and
many could not get inside. The
floral tributes were -many and
beautiful. The interment was at
uunu jwu iiADJinnuo uuumii
nan tun nm mono aaiiutv
Why Drug Stores Were Licensed. Senday
School Coaientloa to be Held In July.
Concord rimes, June 9-U.
Chas, Isenhour has bought the
Theatorium . moving plcsure show
from T. B, Marsh, of Salisbury.
The former manager, Mr. Barr,
is now in Charlotte.
t A charter has been granted to
the Electric Laundry Company,
of Concord, with a capital stock
of $20,000, but the company will
begin business with $2,400. The
incorporators are John F. Laugh
lin, W. S. Bingham, Mrs. Lizzie
Bingham and Mrs. Fannie Laugh-
Mrs. Adam Honeycutt died last
Friday at her home near Locust
Level, aged 75 years. She. leaves
her husband and eight children.
She was a good woman, and for
many years a consistent member
of the Lutheran church. She was
themotheroi E. M. Honeycutt,
Rev. J. M. Grier was on last
Sunday morning formally install
ed as pastor of the First Presby
terian church of Concord. The
sermon was preached by itev.
Byron S. Clark, D. D., pastor
of the First Church at Salisbury.
The charge was given to the pas
tor by Rev. J, W. Lafferty, pas
tor of McKinnon church, and to
the people by Dr. W. Martin,
Davidson College. The sermon
and both addresses were of a high
order, and the service throughout
was a most beautiful one.
A Normal Sunday School Con
vention of the . TennesBe and
North Carolina Synods of the
Lutheran church will be held in
Conoord on Wednesday, Thurs-
when thely aud rm"ay before the fourth
Sunday in July. A. committee
from each of the Synods met re
cently in Salisbury and agreed to
iold such a convention with a
view creating a permanent normal
school in the future. At a con
gregational meeting at St. James
Lutheran church last Sunday
night it was decided to invite the
Considerable talk has been
caused both in town and county
by the fact that license has been
issued to all drug stores in
Concord to sell whiskey on pre
scription by the State, county
and city authorities. We think a
statement is due to show the exact
status in this matter. The reve
nue act says that on the payment
of $25 for the State the Sheriff
shall issue license to any druggist
to sell liquors on the prescription
of a physician. The act gives the
county the right to levy the same
tax. which wasfdone. If this levy
hadlnot been made by the county.
it would have made no difference
I except that the cost to the
Ug 8toreB would been 25 &
The license tax of the city is
maainga totai oi ww, unaei
I. 1 j t
C1y cnarier tne rax at present
I annnf. ATRAfln 311X1- In Menklart
hnnrconntvnnder a special ft0t
I tne city aldermen can refuse to
license the drug stores, and have
done so, but this authority is not
Uen here, ine law says tne
1 Shenn snail issue tne license on
nATinAnt of the amonnt Htftted.
will not until January 1, 1909,
nave any power in me matter.
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The readers of the paper will be
4-r-v laam tViot t.hara ia .4
v '7'" :a i-" " luZl
ence has been able to cure in
au itB stages, and that is Catarrh.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is the only
I positive cure known to the medi-
cal m7'. arrn oemg a
UAnaMnfiAne Hiaasaa VQtniMa a
constitutional treatment. Hall's
Catarrh Cure is taken internally,
acin& directiy, uPn blood
twebv destro vine the foundation
1 0f the disease, and giving the
patient strengtn oy Duuumg up
the constitution and assisting na
fcufVn diD it8 wor .
I uiiovvJ a amtw w uvu k a avo
nnMn tit .haV flpQt.
One Hundred dollars for any case
that it fails to cure.
fails to cure. Send for
list of testimonials.
Address F. J. CHENEY & CO.
Toledo, O, -
Sold by all Druggists, 75o.
Take Hall's Family Pills con
GROWTH OF FARMERS' UNION.
Its Origin and Its Scope What Its Future
"The Farmers . Union in setting
cut to conserve what it considers
its best interests, has proceeded
along eminently safe and sane
lines. It has developed some
rather startling financial projects
which will be mentionod hereafter,
but it has so far done good to
many and harm to none. It is
engaged in a fight for commercial
gain, and inevitably it has created
enemies, but it has made them
openly and fairly. It has not
alienated public sympathy in any
manner by trampling on the rights
of other men, or by seeking to in
flict physical or peouniaiy damage
upon anybody. It is out for dol
lars, and these dollars cannot be
owned by two men or by two sets
of men fft the same time. The
members of the union desire to
possess them, and thus far have
adopted none but legal and legiti
mate means to obtain them.
"Their platformyhich is broad
and comprehensive, ib also al
truistic in the highest degree. It
is 'Justice, Equity and the Golden
-The union, which actually aims
at controlling the cotton output
of the United States, and is using
all due diligence to reach that
goal, has, so far, lived up to the
tremendous possibilities of its
platform fairly well. In all the '
speeches and they were many
and long delivered at the Mem
phis convention not a single word
advocating physical violence was
heard. There were notalks of op
pression, and the speakers as a
whole were temperate and forbear
ing. One delegate afflicted with
violent socialistic theories at
tempted to air them, but was in
formed that more air could be
found outside the building, and
he was invited to take them and
"The union was born in the
brain of a farmer living near a
small town in Texas. It grew
with such rapidity that the mail
received by the organizer fairly
swamped the local post-office.
Partly for his own convenience
ari j-torflir fnr t.Vift rwar-wnrkfiH
postmaster, the projector of the
organization was compelled to re
move to a larger town in order to
deal with the rapidly growing
membership. It now has about
one million members, although
some enthusiasts assert that twice
that number of names is on the
"The general plan of the union
is the erection of warehouses for
the storing and selling, when the
prices are 'right, of the crops of
the members. Theoutlay of these
establishments has not been so
u u ; '
uyj an u tagx,
ne reason mai many towns, anx-
As to secure the business that
1 nresenoe of the warehouse
'tWs to the community, have
Btsuwu a wsii.uuu8B, uu oi,ud'
1 J :4.l,.
presented them to the uDion or phis convention or were reprsent
aUow their use free of charge, ed by delegates. Even upon them
The operation of these warehouses the obligation is moral only such
has. in many instances, been in-
trusted to men more prominent
because of the good work they have
done in the union than for their
familiarity with the intricacies of
the cotton trade.
"From these warehouses the
stored cotton is sold by sample, at that all members of the union
a fee to the grower of fifty cents would religiously observe the cur
per bale. The selling is carried tailment percentage farmers out-
vueuuu vuuiuwY, a uuiuujmiuu
within the union. When no sales
are made no fee is charged the
.TTTdflr trm ivSt,ftm t a
in naa nn fcflA Monrnhio morVot
and which will serve as an lllus
tration, a bale of cotton sold and
delivered in thirty days cost the
grower for union expenses ninety-
nve cents : sold ana delivered in
sixty days, $1.25; in ninety days,
(1.50. For each subsequent
month the cost is ten cents for in.
surance only. To these charges
the freight and, if advances have
been obtained on the shipment,
the interest must be added.
Subscribe for The Watchman.
"The selling branch of the or
ganization will not make advan
ces upon cotton stored in country
warehouses because of the difficulty
of proper supervisions, and the
faciltv with-which loans can be
obtained from the local . banks.
The Memphis office does, however,
make liberal allowances on trot ton
shipped to representatives of the
union in 'Memphis. MahclfeBter
and Liverpool. During-the late
financial flurry the union arranged
for loans to members of thirty
dollars per bale and upward.
"The difficulties which at times
beset the saleB agent of the union
when dealing with members whose
commercial training had not been
of the most thorough description
is illustrated by the following in
structions set forth in a circular
recently issued :
indorse your name
across the back of the bill of lad
ing. If you do not understand
how to. do this, get the station
agent or landing keeper to show
"In 'view of the necessity, of
such elementary diretcions it
would seem that the word 'educa
tional,' in the name of our organ
ization, is there for no idle pur
pose. ' ' ; j
"For the enlightenment of such
as know more of business customs
than the farmer, and at the same
time have lesser knowledge than
he ingother directions, it is ex
plained fcbat a 'landing keeper' is
the commander-in-chief of a
steamboat 'landing' or dock on
one of the Southern or Western
Concerning the conduct of their
affairs the members Of the union
preserve an elaborate air of mys
tery. Their meetings are all of the
'executive' character, and much
care is taken to prevent infornr.a
tion of the proceeding ; becom'.ag
public. At the recei, Kmpbis'!
convention it was decided taat
the extent to which the curtail-'
ment ofacreage is to be carried
next year must be kept a pro
found secret and this 'secret' is
to be known to one million mem
'Some of the officials of the
union have declared that they do
not know how much cotton they
With new members
constantly coming. in and placing
their cotton under the control of
the organization, and with sales
occasionally being made, this is
probably correct as far as the
exact number is concerned. New
warehouses are springing up all
over Texas and Oklahoma, and
their number is not less than 800
nor more than 1,000.
"The possible future of the an
ion depends largely upon the
question of whether or not the
I price of fifteen cents is secured
for any of the present crop. If
this figure is reached, and the
trend on the market, unfortunate-
jy for thQ unioUf js not &t preBent
m that direction, the scope and
power of the organization will be
. ''Ihe decision to curtail acreage
lio hmHinir nn ir nTrr annh mam
I j "r"" UJD1"-
hAT wpm nTflMnt n fho Morn-
as the honorable will observe and
aitA n.Vipra ltrnnra- tJo onnh nn
be legelly enforced, for a man
may plant his farm with anything
or nothing as he chooses, provided
that he does not injure his neigh-
LUU1B- BUW " u Z1
iDeaas anu none uuitons u it
olea8eB him If t were certain
Biue tne union, easily niignc, and
r-"y . r
nrnho h 1 tt wnn I (1 mAftr. A. nrnonoo.
rtitra hicrh rrii a hv aftnrfa f. m.
creased crop of their own. Sue
cessrul curtailment ot acreage
I ma7 be carried out in a limited
territory which produces a pre-
nnnHaronna nf onv nnfl inmwin
1... -r. . t
any. it remains to De seen
- 1 whether the members of the'Farm-
ers union can successruny com
bat the almost insuperable diffi
. ii i
-m--r 1 1
cuities tnat Deset its operation in
a territory as great as that of the
The luture oi the organization
will depand largely upon the fidel
ity with which its members ob
serve the agreement to curtail
their crops.' A heavy yield thiB
year will heavily test the strength
of the organization and prove its
abilty to elevate and sustain
prices. Two such crops in sue
cession will determine whether it
can and will endure.
LEXINGTON ANdIaYIDSQN COUNTY.
City's Finance Unsatisfactory, More Bonds
ana no Report. Law and Order League.
Lexington Dispatch, June 10th.
In this issue is '"an advertise
ment from the treasury depart
ment, calling, for proposals for
the sale or donation of a lot for
the public building tor which
$65,000 has been appropriated.
It sets forth the requirements re
garding such a site. Bids will be
received up to July 2nd, at 2
o'clock n. m.
Some talk arising again about
publishment of a statement by the
town, it is recalled that the char
ter requires a full and fair state
ment to be posted on the first
Monday in May which has not
Messrs, Cecil and Eanes have
been awarded the contract for re
modeling the Baptist . church.
The building will be a very
handsome edifice when finished
and will cost about $10,000.
As far as we can see, it looks
like the poll tax decisions of the
supreme court the county and
state poll be not over $2 will cut
off the 45 cents poll tax for roads
in Lexington township, - The de
cision doesn't affect tax that was
voted, as in Thomasville, but in
Lexington the tax oomes by way
of the legislature. On the same
reasoning, it would appear that
the poll -tax on all bonds not
voted directly by the people will
Thursday night at the meeting
of the committee on organization
of a Law and Order Leasne. a
purse of $50 in gold was presented
to Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Clegg by
the people of Lexington in token
of their appreciation of the
earnest efforts put forth by the
chairman and his estimable
in behalf of prohibition in Lex
ington and Davidson county.
Drs. Buchanan, Byerly and
Vestal operated on Luther Ford
one day last week for lung trouble,
and drew two gallons of pus from
the pleural cavity with the result
that the patient, who has not
able to lie on his back for more
than two years, was greatly reliev
ed and can now rest naturally.
The present indications are that
he will get better. He has been
very low for sometime.
A unicago dispatn announces
that there will be bontests on all
delegations to the republican na
tional convention from North Car
olina except in the 9th and 10th
districts, on the ground that the
negroes were eliminated from the
Leading men in the community
have held several preliminary
meetings looking toward the or
ganization of a Law and Order
League in Lexington, which will
have for its purpose the eaforce-
tne prohibition law as
voted on the 26th of May by
majority of thousands. At the
last meeting a committee of five
1 1 A -1 fl T 1
waB appointed uo oraic oy-iaws
ana plans, tne committee being
composed of Messrs. teo. w.
Montcastle and J. W. Noell, and
Revs. Jos. T. Watts, J. W. Clegg
and Henry Sheets. This commit
ted is to report to a mass meeting
that will be held Monday night
the 22nd of June, in the Metho-
dist church, at whioh time th()
organization will be perfected by
the election of officers and the
adoption of plans.
Capt. C. W. Trice liberated
over one thousand hve hundred
homing .pigeons Monday morning
of onnriao ' I h aro vain SL stn f
t .u j u
ui wo uuud, auu uuejr uauie iiuiu
points in Pennsylvania and from
Baltimore. The day was perfect
and they made good time.
Wednesday night the board of
aldermen, called in special session
to discuss the issuance of bonds,
decided to issue spzu.uuu hve per
cento 40-20 year improvement
bonds, for extension of improve
ments and present indebtedness.
The board divided on the prelim
inary motion to issue, four being
ooposedto bonds. At the Bank
of Lexington, the mayor stated,
were notes aggregating $16,152.49,
and an overdraft of $5,000.
J. M. Davis, deputy collector of
internal revenue, tne district
which comprises -uaviason, xsavie,
TvaHall T?wan onn A lovonnar
was in Lexington yesterday look"-
mg over the situation as regards
blockading in Davidson, he means
busmees. He told The Dispatch
tnat 11 tne people ana county oi-
nnrthim 'hA would anfor th
law with vieor. and we believe he
will do it,
From All Paris of the State. Items Con
densed for Busy Readers.
The next session of North Caro
lina Teachers Assembly will meet
at Charlette, ?N. O. June 36-19,
1909. It will be the 25th anni
versary of the assembly.
Burlington numbers among its 1
population a real monstrosity a
"homey headed" negro. It is a
male child about one year old
with two horns about twelve iach-
es in length and one inch in di
ameter. The horns are growing
rayiply. This is the third child
with horns born in this family,
though two have died in infancy.
Willie Palmer, third son of
Mr.'andMrs. C, M.Palmer, ism a
critical condition, as a result of
an accident that befell him yester
day. The horse he was driving
ran and he was thrown from the
wagon, sustaining a number of
gashes aa'd bruises about the head
with possible injury to the skull.
The building committee of the
new Methodist church awarded
the oontract Thursday to J. D.
Grady, of Charlotte, for erecting
walls, closing in and putting slate
roof on the $20,000 structure.
Pressed brick will be used, and
the building is expected to be an
elegant affair. The work of roll
ing the old building to the rear is
now going on, and as soon as neces
sary excavation can be done work
will begin on the new building.
The North Carolina Under
takers' Association will meet at
Wrightsville from the 16th to the
The law requires that all Con-
federate pensioners ( soldiers er
widows) shall renew their appli
cation before the Clerk of Court
the first Monday in July and that
all prospective pensioners must
file such application between now
and July 6th to obtain due re
cognition Ly the Pension Board.
Samuel Egbert McNeely, of
Mooresville, and Miss El Dora
Williamson, of Newberry, S. C,
will be married June 24. The
bride is a daughter of the late
Rev. J. L. Williamson, a former
pastor of the Poplar Tent Presby
"I never was much of a reform
er," said Mr. iJillie Sanders : "I've
seed so much reform that I'm sick
oi it, xnayoe er i could set a
glimpse of the reel an' genuine ar
tickle. I'd like it better, hnt tha
, t , ; vi a
h.rJ . , .
the poiitisnins trot out when they
want office. You know it's all
9 1 . 1 .
ouncomoe dv tne wav 'thev ODen
I wt " a tM A
the'r mouth and
wi the r hands, l had the idee
that the issues of the last cam
paign was all for reform ; the rum
a ill m . m
demon was to do mted out wi a
par of ice tongs, an' the cussed
stmt ahve' 1 amfe even Beed the
tongs, an' nuther have I seed the
hide of th e cussed corp orations
but I hear tell that the skinning
has been done. Well, that aatis-
fie8 my taste for blood all right
I an now x wans w nee some oi tne
i .... ,
one-flOBS puwuiun uperateu on
for the'r appendixes. They'd feel
much lighter and nimbler."--Joel
Chandler Harris, in Uncle
Thinks It Saved His Life.
Lester M. Nelson, of Naples,
Maine, says in a recent letter : 1
have used Dr. King's New Discov
ery many years, ior coughs and
colds, and I think it saved my life
I have found it a reliable remedy
for throat and lung complaints
AnA Wnnld no mora bo without
Iooa . 0T neariy Iory 7earB
ixew lisoovery nas stood at the
I head of throat and lung remedies
As a nreventative of
and healer of weak h h
eal- Sold .guarantee a
u drug stores. 50o and $hi
Trial bottle free.
ANOTHER ACCOUNT FROM CLEVELAND.
Good People of That Place
Prond of tbeResnlt.
On the day of election, May
26th, the ladieB ofjthe W, C. T. U.
of Cleveland arranged for an all
day prayer service for the voters
of the county and State and, es
pecially for those of Cleveland
township. Earnest prayer was
made that every voter might stand
by the right and against the man
ufacture and sale of intoxicating
Church bells were rung every
hour from sunrise to sunset to re
mind the voters that the women
were praying for them. Banners
to that effect were placed at the
The service was held at the
Baptist church in the forenoon
and the Presbyterian in the after
noon. Most of the women of the
place were in the building at
some time of the day. They visit
ed the polls in a body in the
evening and sang relgious songs
till sunset, when they returned
to the church and adjourned.
The evening of May 27, the W. C,
T. U. had a praise service thank
ing God for His goodness and
graciousness to us as a Great-giver
of much good.
Plans were also made by the
members, aided by some gentle
men who came in, m regard to a
general rejoicing and torch light
procession that nieht. Arranee-
ments were made for the Taylors-
ville band to come and plav for
he children to form a procession
behind the band with all other
persons following. The proces
sion formed at the station and
rom there paraded the own with
general rejoicing and songs. The
band did excellent -service and
was heard with delight. After
the parade, Jas. Anderson, of
Statesville, gave a short talk
which was much appreciated.
After this the crovtd which was
not only Cleveland people, but
people from all around in the
Country, dispersed with the feel
ing of thankfulness that our
grand Old North State had fought
the right fight for God, home
and native land. XX
MOCKSVILLE AND DAVIE COUNTY,
Mockaville Courier. Jane 11th.
Cards are out announcing the
marriage of Rev. S. J. Beeker, of
Jerusalem, to Miss Lottie King,
of Leaksville, N. C, at the First
Baptist church at that place on
Wednesday, June 24th, J908.
A series of meetings are being
held at the Baptist church this
week, the pastor, C. S. Cashwell,
being assisted by Rev. Dunaway,
of Spencer. Mr. Dunawtsy is an
able preacher and the meetings
are being largely attended.
One of the prettiest home wed
dings celebrated in Mocksville for
some time, took place at the resi
dence of Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
Johnstone Wednesday afternoon,
the contracting parties beine H.
F. Fornwalt, Chattanooga, Tenn.,
and Miss Jimmie Knox, of this
place. The ceremony was per
formed by Rev. Pence, of Cleve
land. There were many guests
from town and out of town. The
bride and groom left on the eve
ning train sor Asheville and other
points on their wedding tour.
Hughes Wins Anti-Race Track Bill.
Albany, N. Y., June 11. The
anti-race track gambling law.
making it a felony to bet on
horses at a race in this State, pass
ed the Senate this afternoon. 27
to 26, the deciding vote being cast
by Senator Otto Foelkea, who rose
from a sick bed, contrary to the
advice of his physicians in order
to honor a promise to Gov, Hugh
es, father of the bill, that he would
be in his Beat and vote for the bill
if he lived until 2 o'clock this
afternoon. . He had to be helped
to his feet to answer when his :
name was reached on the roll call
and immediately after the vote
had been recorded by the clerk,
fell unconscious to his seat and
was carried ; from -the'Sehate
chamber. His conditions critic
al at three o'clock;