THE ROWERS COLLECTtOR
A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs.
Salisbury, N. C, Wednesday, September 2nd, 1908.
Wm. H. Stewart, Editor.
LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
Three Fires Destroy Property. A Negro
Weeps Id Court, About Drying Fruit.
Lexington Dispatch, Augv24th.
One afternoon last week during
one of the electric storms the barn
of the widow of the late Ishman
RagaD, of Thomasville, was strick
en by lightning and was burned.
In the barn were a lot of feed,
farming implements, buggies and
a large quantity of grain.
Senator Overman has been in
vited to address the people here at
the court house on Saturday night,
September 12, and will doubtless
accept unless prevanted by una
voidable circumstances. It will
be announced later if he accepts.
Friday morning at 2. o'clock the
roller mill of Byerly & Jordon at
Shiloh was burred, the whole be
ing consumed, the lost estimated
at $8,000 with partial insurance.
The building was an old one, but
the machinery was brand new,
having been placed this summer.
The origin of the fire is not known.
Friday night about midnight
Ed. Everhart:B residence on the
southern part of Thomasville
caught on fire from a defective
flue and was burned to the ground.
The house was occupied by Cleve
land Grimes and family, who bare-.,
ly escaped with their lives. Noth
ing of consequence was saved.
A correspondent of The Dispatch
urges the farmers who have more
frait than they can sell in a green
state to dry it, better still, evapo
rate it and pack it in neat boxes
for shipment in the winter. It is
good advice. The Dispatch has
heard many people say that they
had more fruit than they could
use or sell, and that it rotted on
the ground. There is no sense in
Dr. J. A. Dimmette, of Abbotts
'Creek township, announces his
candidacy for the house in this
issue. He is the first to come out
for the house. There has been
much interest about this matter,
and the people have been waiting
expectantly for some one to make
an announcement. Another item
of political interest is the state
ment that the friends of John W.
Lambeth, of Thomasville, are de
termined that he shall rnn for
The biggest criminal docket ev
er in the Davidson county court
house occupied the court until
Thursday afternoon last week,
when adjournment was taken un
til Monday, when the trial of civil
cases began. Pfehaps one-half of
the criminal cases were disposed
of. Many very old cases were
cleared away. Hub Holt, the ne
cro who smashed all the laws of
God and man in one fell swoop,
was presented with 15 years in the
state's prison. He was charged
with burglarly, rape, attempted
murder, robbery, stealing and so
forth. When the judge pronounced
sentence, he began to moan and
groan and take on in a style that
would have suited a cemetery far
better than a courtroom. One
would have thought that a man
was about to be drawn and quar
tered from the way he carried on.
It got on Clerk Goodwin's nerves
and he couldn't handle the docket.
"You take that blame negro out
of here," he said in an undertone
to the sheriff.
A thousand little hearts cracked
yesterday and many a grownup
heart was sore when John Robin
son's circus, after unloading-itB
enormous outfit from 65 cars, 70
feet long, pulled up and left town
' without showing The rains de
cended and the floods came and
drowned the big show out. Some
few people came to town, but the
ten thousand who would, have been
here, never showed up. The streams
are all out of banks and the roads
are bottomless. The circus peo
pie tried to make some kind of a
deal with the officials whereby thei
tax' would be reduced, so that the
expenses of the show would not be
so great, in view of the small
crowd, and the county commision
erg did agree to take off $200,
making the tax $200 instead of
$400, which, with the $50 town
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
Rifers and Creeks Doing Unusual Stunts
Mostly of a Damaging Nature.
Concord Times, August 26-28.
The next session of Mont
Amoena Seminary will begin
Thursday, September 10.
Mrs. W. O. Atwell returned
Saturday to her home in Salis
bury after a short visit to her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Mel
ton. Mrs. Jane Coleman, an aged
lady, died Monday at the home of
her son-iD-law, Chal Corriher, of
Rowan county. She was the
mother-in-law of H. J, Eddleman,
of China Grove.
Martin Canup, of R "wan coun
ty, and Mrs. Eliza Julie Dry, of
Concord, were married last eve
ning at 7 :80 o'clock. The bride
is, a daughter of W. M. Page.
Cabarrus Superior Court will
convene next Monday, Judge M.
H. Justice, 6f ftutherfordton, pre
siding. This is a one week term
only, and only two civil cases
are on the calendar.
Mrs. Roxana Ridenhour died
last Sunday night at her home on
Church street, aged 60 years.
She was the widow of L. A. S.
Ridenhour, who died about 15
years ago. - She leaves three sons
and one daughter.
Miss Mamie Gibson and J. M.
Stewart were married at Cornelius
last Tuesday morning. Miss Gib
son went to Cornelius the Satur
day before to visit friends. She
is a daughter of W. W. Gibson,
and Mr. Stewart has a position in
the Yorke furniture factory.
Both the young people have many
Some Bost Mill people who were
1 1 A A 1
in town yesterday Drougni ids
news that Gannon's mill was
washed away, Thursday. This is
an old mill on Rocky -River about
two miles below Smith's Ford,
and barely -escaped being washed
down the stream during the heavy
floods two or three years ago.
Some idea of the great floods of
waters in Rocky River can be ob
tained from the lact that the
water was five feet deep on the
second story of Bost's mill. In
the store of D. J. Little, which is
situated away upon the hill the
water was five feet deep on Wed
nesday. At Heglar's ford bridge
between Bost's Mill and George
ville, the water was nearly up to
the banisters. At Georgeville
Buffalo creek ?vas up to wiithiu a
few feet of George Shinn's store.
Threeyoung men, John Kluttz,
Kin Shinn and Henry Furr, went
from Georgeville to Bost Mill in
a boat, a distance of three miles
The plant of the Southern Power
Co.. which furnishes power to
most of the manufacturing plants
in Concord, kept right on spite of
the fact the river was higher than
it had been since the . memorable
freshet in : 1865. The water at
onetime late Tuesday night was
running 15 feet and 5 inches
over the crest of the dam at the
Catawba station, which is more
than 3 feet in excess of the
flood of 1901 or 1891. .
tax, would have made the total
$250 for the big show ; but the
i i i j i j
circus people considered mis too
much, and as the rain was falling
steadily, they loaded up their train
and departed for , Hickory. It
was a sad time in Lexington.
We offer One Hundred Dollars
Reward for any case of Catarrh
that cannot be cured by Hall's
Catarrh Cure. F. J. Cheney &
Co., Toledo, O.
We. the undersigned, have
known F. J. Cheney for the last
15 years, and believe him perfect
ly honorable in all business trans
actions, and financially able to
carry out anySobhgations made by
his firm. Waldiko, Kinnan &
Marvin, W holesale Druggists, To
TToll'a Hn.farrh f!nr itken in-
ternally, acting directly upon the j the channels which become clog
blood and mucus surfaces of the ged with sand and silt washed
system. Testimonials sent free. ! down by tne 8pring floods, espe
Price, 75c. per bottle. Sold by all . R f rom the unf nested areas
Druggists , i.u
Take Hall's Family Pills for around some of the rivers,
constipation. J In the long run the storage res-
A REMEDY FOR FLOODS.
Storage Reservoirs to Prevent Floods and
A plan has been proposed to
stop forever the costly spring
floods at Pittsburg and . other
places along the rivers which
drain the Appalachian Mountains.
These annual devastations are bo
certain in their recurrence tnat
they have come to be considered
almost inevitable. All the efforts
of the Government with dams, re
straining walls, and other engi
neering works have proved inade
quate to control the streams when
they have been swollen with the
melting winter snows. On the
other hand, the Government pro
jects have proved unavailing to
maintain the same rivers at a
depth great enough to permit un
hampered navigation later on in
the year, when the flood waters
have spent themselves. This lat
ter trouble possible causes a great
er fin uncial loss to the South
than the floods, but as it is not
concentrated into a brief spec
tacular outburst, less is heard of
it through the newspapers. It
was, indeed, the problem of navi
gation that gave rise to the pres
It is now proposed to go to the
seat of the evil to the headwaters
of the rivers and apply there
two remedies: First, the mainten
ance of a forest cover which will
keep the ground porous so that it
will not shed all the water from
its surface at once but will soak
it up and-release it gradually;
second, to establish storage resor
voirs at strategic points which
will retain surplus when it
is not useful but only does dam
age by being allowed to run free,
and will pay it out, little by little,
later on, when it is sorely needed.
The United States has spent
$30,000,000 to improve uayig$ipl
on the rivers wnicn nave tneir
upland sources in the Southern
Applachians and work has already
undertaken will cost at least $58,
000,000 before it is fiuished. This
does not include the Ohio proper,
which is largely supplied with
water from these sections, on
which more than $6,000,000 has
been spent. Despite this outlay
navigation is so precarious on
many of these rivers, especially
in the upper stretches, during
several months every year that
steamboat lines have to suspend
operations and many companies
have abandoned the field be
cause with the light-draft ves
sels they are forced to use they
can not compete with railroads,
although steamboat transporta
tion is normally much -cheaper
than railroad rates. The Govern
ment has striven for a 4-foot or
even, in some places, for a 4-foot
stage and been unable to maintain
it throughout the year.
Experts from the Geological
Survey, with the storage reservoir
scheme in mind, last year made a
careful study of the rivers which
from both sides of this watershed,
located reservoir sites, computed
the amount of water they would
hold, the heights of the necessary
dams, and the periods during
which the rivers could be main
tained at various depths above
their low-water levels during the1
dry seasons. - The results of this
study are published under the
title "The Relation of the South
ern Appalachain to Inland Water
Navigation," as Circular 143 of
the Forest Service, and can be ob
tained free by writing to the For
ester at Washington. The initial
cost of these reservoirs would be
greater than the works under the
present system, but the authors
of the circular say that the stor
age reservoirs would give tne re
lief, both, in regard to navigation
and to floods, which present pro
jects fail to supply and they point
thatlhe relief so gained would be j
permanert, whernas . under the
system now in operation there is
' & COntinOUB expense iu ureugmg
STATESYIUE-ANR IREDELL COUNTY.
A Salisbury Negro Up For Retailing.
Inventor lo Trouble.
Statesvill j Landmark. Aug, 25-28.
September 22d the electorate of
Mooresville will passion a propo
sition to issue $25,000. of bonds
for street improvement and water
for fire protection. It is purpos
ed to spend $10,000 on street im-
provement and $l?i,000 for water
A. L. Barringer, the rural mail
carrier, who ; suffered a broken
arm last week, reports that .he is
getting on as well as he coaid ex
pect. He suffered considerable
pain in the shake-up a&d the
broken bones but is improving.
A. L. Fox fell from a second
story window of his home in
Bethany township, last Thursday
morning about 3 o'clock, and
broke his right thigh. The fall
was a distance of about Id feet.
As Mr. Fox is 70 odd years' old he
will probably be laid up for a
long time and may be a cripple
for life He is the father of N.
W. Fox, of Statesville. j
Fred Allison, a young negro
whose home is at Belmont, is in a i
critical condition as a result of
injuries received some time after
midnight Wednesday night at W.
M. Westmoreland's stables, in an
unknown manner, but supposedly!
by falling from the loft of the
stable. He was unconscious when
found and has not as yet regained
consciousness sufficiently to- tell
how he was injured
The firm of J. K. Morrison &
Sons' Co., local wholesale dealers,
caused ihe arrest of H. C. Heit
man, of Lexington, Tuesday, on
the charge of obtaining money
under false pretense. Heitman a
few years ago traveled for the
Messick Grocery Co., of WinBton,
and in this capacity had made
buamess visits to J. K. Morrison
&6a& 'Outran d - mimbers(o' the
firm knew him. Monday he call
ed on them and a9ked them to
cash a draft for $30 on Commer-
cil Savings Bank, of Lexington,
which draft was this morning
found to be no good.
Fannie James, a negro woman
probably 60 years old, was tried
before Mayor Wednesday for ope
rating a blind tiger at her home
on Wedt bnarpe street, and was
sent to jail in default of $100
bond. The officers say that-Fan
ni'e is a bad woman and that
her home has been 'one of the
worst dives' they have had to
deal with. She has been convict
ed in the courts before for retail
ing but always managed to get off
easy on account of her age. Tom
Harris, colored, of Salisbury, was
also tried before Mayor Grier
Wednesday for a similar offense
but the State failed to make
case against him.
Too Rank For a Mugwump.-
Being asked the other day what
he thought of the fight between
Adams and Butler, ex-Congress
man Blackburn, who hates them
both, replied in the language of
the late W. C. Miller, of States
ville, when he heard of a fight be
tween two men whom he disliked:
he had '"no ruthers." Continu
ing Mr. Blackburn said that he
would not attend the Republican
State convention, as "it is about
all a self-respecting Republican
in North Carolina can do is to
vote the ticket without desiring
any closer affiliation with the
present leaders of the party in
this Stat." Certainly the Re
publican leaders in this State
must be getting pretty rank if
they're too strong for Mr. Black
burn's political stomach. States
But Mr. Blackurn was "at the
convention and was fishing for a
place on the ticket, so are relia
voir metnoo would do cneaper as
well as more effective, for, as one
of the sponsors of the plans says,
it is better business to add to the
tops of the rivers and get what
you want than to keep digging
out the bottoms in an attempt to
set a river deep enough to float a
Items of Interest Clipped, Condensed and
Prepared for the Watchman's Readers.
The town commissioners have
ordered an election to be held in
the town of Mooresville on the 22d
of September for . the purpose of
issuing bonds to the amount of
$25,000 for street improvement
Uud water for fire protection.
John Randall, the mountaineer
who brutally killed his wife by
beut'mg her to deafh while he was
drunk, in Madison county, was
convicted of murder in the second
degree last week. He would have
been lynched but was taken to
Asheville for safe-keeping. The
people were furious over the out
George Lumpkin, a 25-year-old
negro was struck squarely on the
head by a bolt of hehtninsr
Wednesday at Stokesland, Rock
ingham county, and killed instant
ly. He was working in a tobac
field. His cap was knocked off
and a light scar made on his head
but there were no other marks on
his clothes or body.
While hunting squirrels in Nash
county a few days ago Mr. Red
dick Dixon met his death in a pe
culiar manner. His death was
caused directly from the kick of
a shotgun in the firing of an ordi
nary loaded shell. Mr. Dixon
was making his way around the
tree in a crouched position, with
his gun ready to fire, the gun over
his arm and the stock near his
stomach. By some means theun
fired, and the rebound caught Mr.
Dixon in the Btomach, causing in
ternal injuries, from which he
Among the cases to come before
Franklin county Superior Court
this week is a "writ of recor'dari,".
which orders he;ayor of Louis
burg to allow R. B, (jarr to appeal
from the mayor's court. Carrsets
fourth in his affidavit that he has
not been on speakiDg terms with
the chief of police for several years
and that he (Carr) was charged
by the policeman before the may
or with "grinning at him (the of
ficer) and spitting at him." The
defendant avers that he is a very
old man and has no front theeth.
and therefore he could not have
grinned at the officer or spit at
The big "Automobile Meet" will
be held at Eillerbe Springs, Rich
mond county, Wedneeday, Sep
tember 2. The details and plans
for the "meet" have about been
completed. Over fifty cars will
participate. Cheraw, Bennetts
ville, Marion, Sumpter, Laurin
burg, Concord, Monroe, Charlotte,
Wadesboro, Gastonia, and other
towns wi l be represented in force
The tour will conclude with a time
race from Rockingham to Eillerbe
Springs. This road is eleven miles
in length, is of sand-clay and is
well graded, A big barbecue and
dinner royal 4 will be served at
Hiillerbe Springs to the partici
pants and guests, wmch will in
elude a number of distinguished
people. A complimentary dance
and reception will be given in the
hotel pavillion on Wednesday
The Mercury says that John
Beal, who lives in the vicinity of
Hickory, was in town Monday and
went behind the depot to count
his cash. He had $101. , He start
ed across the street to buy a suit
of clothes and somebody followed
him. Presently he felt his pock
etbook removed from his pocket
He looked around and "a man
with a small black mustache" was
running away. Man and money
To Keep Salt Dry.
"To prevent salt in saltcellars
from becoming damp and lumpy,
when nlling them put in ten or
twelve pieces of rice, says Wo
man's Home Companion for Sep
tember. "This win not come
through the holes in the cover of
the saltcellars, but will break the
lumps of salt and gather the
moisture ; thus the salt is always
dry and fine."
MOCKSVILLE AND DAYIE COUNTY.
Graded School to Open September 14th.
Little Miss Walsh Dead.
Mocksville Courier, .August 27.
The net receipts, so far report
ed, from the Masonic picnic
amounts to $1,041.17. The re
freshment committee has not yet
Little Emaline Agatha, age six
years and six months, died at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
T. R. Walsh, on Salsbury street,
Friday afternoon after an illness
of several weeks, suffering wilh
meningitis. The remains were
laid to rest in the Rose cemetery
Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock,
Rev. John F. Kirk conducting the
Professor Jenkins, who is to be
principal of the Mocksyille graded
school, arrived here a few days
ago and will open the school the
14th of September with three as
sistants, two of which have been
selected, Miss Mattie Eaton, of
this place, and Miss Battle, who
taught at the Farmington High
School last year. Until the new
graded school building is complet
ed the Mocksville Academy and
Sunny Side Seminary will be
Cooleemce Journal, August 20.
W. E. Daniel, of Salisbury,
, ,r j j m i , I
spent Monday and Tuesday here
. . J
with his sister, Mrs. F. G. Benson.
Mrs. Lowe, who runs the hotel
at Belmont, missed her pocket
book Sunday in which there was
$165. The purse was in the mat
tress of her bed. A -colored boyt
working about the hotel was ar
rested and the next day her puSfe
was found on the ba6k porch.
The Republican convention met
Mocksville Monday, and the
following ticket was named : For
the House, A. T. Grant, Jr. : for
Sheriff, J. L. Sheek : for Register
of Deeds, J. F. Moore ; for Treas
urer, J. W. Etchison ; for Survey
or, M. C. Ijames; for Commis
sioners, C. G. Bailey, Ben Stone
street and Dr. Cam.
The Nuptials of Jim and Bet.
In Sumner county, Tennessee,
lives an Irish magistrate, a man
of liberal education and a full
quota of that mother wit for which
his people are noted. A short
time ago a negro pair named Jim
and Bet called upon the -'Squire
to be united, "tor better or
worse," probably the latter.
Having had some notice of
their coming, he prepared and
and actually used this unique
Jim, will you take Bet,
Without any regret
To love and to cherish
Till one of you perish
And is laid under the sod,
So help you God?
Jim, having given the affirma
tive answer, the 'Squire turned to
Bet, will you take Jim
And cling to him,
Both out and in
Through thick and thin
Holding him to your heart
Till death do part?
$et modestly acquiesced, and
the newly married couple were
dismissed with this "topper over
Through life's alternate joy and
l now pronounce you man and
Go up life's hill till you get to the
And salute your bride, you dusky
It's a pity when sick ones drug
the stomach or stimulate the
Heart and Kidneys. That is al
wrong 1 A weak Stomach, meanB
weak Stomach nerves, always
And this is also true of the Heart
and Kidneys. The weak nerves
are instead crying out forhelp
This explains why Dr. Shoop
Restorative is promptly helping
Stomach, Heart and Kidney ail
ments. The Restorative reaches
out for the actual cause of these
ailmentB tbe failing "inside
nerves' ' . Any way test the Restor
ative 48 Jiours, It won't cure bo
soon as that, but you will surely
know that help is coming. Sold
by Cornelison & Cook.
ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
Chairman Adams Will Have Difficulty in
Obtaining Coin from Foxy Butler.
Stanly Enterprise, Augr. 27th.
There will be no preaching at
the Lutheran church next Sunday,
owing to the pastor's absence at
China Grove, where he addresses
the Synodiqal Woman's Mission
The Wiscassett Mills closed
down yesterday for ten days. The
other mills, at this writing, are
uncertain as to whether they will
take the same step or not.
Every voter should be at the
courthouse tomorrow night to hear
the Hon.-John S. Henderson dis
cuss the political issues.
Rev. R. C. Kirk, of Route No.
1, returned Saturday from Rowan,
whera-vjie had been assisting the
pastor at Liberty church in a se
ries of meetings, that were attend
ed by large results for good. Mr.
Kirk will probably accept active
work next year, such as the con
ference-may decide to give him.
Up to this time his health would
not permit him to do this. He
loves the ministry, and is a young
man of great promise.
Chairman Adams, in bringine
his libel case against Marion But-
r ! 1- "n .
UA MUButiun. i3uu ii Marion
D i ,
Butler is anvthme. he is at least.
W U w
shrewd, and Mr. Adams may find
it hard recovering the $50,000.
The Suit 20es to emnhaRizfi trm
chaotic state in which the Repub-
ican party finds itself. Its lead
ers have no respect for each other
long as one Btands in the "oth
er s way. It is a set of Federal
pie-countef hunters, and the par-
ty's ambition goes no higher.
One crowd follows Adams, anoth
swings to Butler, and yet another
looks upon E. Spencer Blaokburn
as its idol.
Worst Panic Since the War.
This year the party of prosper-
ty has the worst financial panic
since the war td explain. Spring
field (Mass.) Republican.
And the explanation is going to
bother those who have been
preaching the gospel of high pro
tection, who have claimed stand
patism to be a sure' receipe for
prosperity. They are ' caught
"with the goods" this time. The
less said the better.
Tore Up the Will.
Capt, R. A. L. Hyatt, clerk of
the court here, told your correr
sondent the other day of an old
will that he has in the office here
It is dated in 1817 and is torn
into many pieces, but the pieces
are sewed towed together so that
the paper can read easily, The
will was not probated until within
the last few months.
There is a little story connected
with this document that is a little
romantic. The testator, Edward
Hyatt, was one of the earliest set
tlers of this county. While being
a pious man himself he had one
boy that was wild and reckless.
When the old man made his will
he cut the wild boy off from a
great dpal of his patrimony and
gave most of his property to
others that suited him better.
After the death of the old man
the will was read in the presence
of the children and friends. The
wild ycung man asked to see the
will. It was handed him, and,
in a passion he tore it into pieces
and threv them upon the floor.
A negro slave afterwards collected,
the pieces and they were sewed
together; snd that is the way the
will appears now. It is well -preserved
with that exception.
Waynesville, N. C, special to the
Drive Rheumatism out of the
blood with Dr. Shoop's Rheumat
ic Remedy and see how quickly
pain will depart. Rub-on's never
did reach the real disease. Rheu
matism isn't in the skin. It's
deep down it's constitutional.
Getting rid of the pain is after
all, wliat counts. That is whv
Dr. Shoop's Rhematio Remedy
goes, by word of mouth from on&
to another. And herein lies the
popularity of this Remedy. It is
winning defenders everywhere.
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