Abont two hundred people were
present at Mi. and Mrs. Lawson
Ritchie's recently on the occasion
of Mrs. Ritchie's birthday, A
table of, 60 feet long was -filled
with good things to eat. The
string band made music and every
one had a pleasant time long to
be remembered. .
George Ritchie and wife are
visiting at Mr. and Mrs. Piukney
Lud wick's. Venus.
August 31. At last we have
had the pleasure of seeing old
Sol's face, after a series of show
trs and days,
John H.Frick is preparing to
gin cotton, he having purchased
a boiler and will, we are informed,
have his engine over hauled.
Jas. A. Morgan and family paid
Yours Truly a visit a short time
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Kirk, of
Millertown, passed through our
village Sunday evening. We are
always glad to see our friends
Misses Pearlie Miller and Freda
Kirk are visiting friends and rel
atives at Dunn's Mountain.
There will be an installation ser
vice at Union E. L. church, Sun
day, the sixth of September. Rev,
Geo. Lingle and Rev. Sowers will
conduct the service. This will be
an all-day exercise. '
There has been a committee ap
pointed to raise funds for a new
organ at Union E. L. church, the
cost of which is to be about $100.
Several young ladies have under
taken this task.
Did you ever go through an ex
perience of this kiudVviz: Be in
a hurry and have to wait for a
young lady to get ready to accom
pany you some place. Well, if
you have never tried this, do so
and then sympathize with some
who have been there, i
We went to the side-show Mon
day. Well, of all the shows inside,
or outside, or on any side, that
one took the rag off the bush. We
are not grumbling over our 10
cents, hut the time it took us to
get out was wojth the price and
more. Well, there were others.
An old saying, that all fools are
not dead, is the truth, the whole
truth, so help me to stay out here
after. During the recent rains D, M.
Fisher could, and did, dip water August 81. We are glad to see
out of his well with a bucket, the tne sunshine once more after an
water being within 18 inches of enormous week's rain, which did
the top of the ground. much damage to crops, bridges,
A friend of ours told us recently etc.
that the corn in his crib was like Chills are a very common thing
his bank account that the jay
birds would fly on the side and
peep to, ifaen gupon-the ap and
in a loud voice proclaim: "See a
little." Later on they would come
again and declare still louder
"Scarce I Scarce!" It is a bad
state of affairs when the birds
make fun of a fellow. He has
our sympathy. We are, hswever,
in a worse fix. We haven't any.
f leased With the Change.
The Charlotte Observer of Sou
day has tha following.
H. W. Frund, general manager
of the Salisbury-Spenoir Railway
Company, telphoued yesterday of
ternoon about six o'clock to tlio
effect that he had just started up
his motor generator set whioh sup
plies the current for the street
railway system and that he had
also turned on all the lighting
and power on the Southern Power
Company's transformer station
and that everything was working
splendidly. This plant is over
one hundred miles from the gen
erating station which supplies the
power and the fact that voltage
was calculated so that the lights
were entirely satisfactory speaks
volumes for the efficiency and care
of those of the Southern Power
Company who had this in charge.
Mr. Frund declared himself de
lighted with the manner in which
the new current was showing up.
The power is all that could be
desired and the street cars are be
ing operated and the lights sup
plied without the slightest hitch.
The Salisbury and Spencer com
pany is th,e first local concern to
to take advantage of this power
which has availble 4.0C0 horse
power which is brought from a
point m South Carolina a distance
of 104 miles."
CONVICT . CAPTURED.
around Rockwell. But few cases
of fever have been reported.
ReV- W7 "W? "Rdwendatony
left today for Thomasville, N. C,
where they will spend a few days
visiting, after which they will go
to Newton, N. C, where Rev.
Rowe will take up his position in
Catawba college. We are sorry
to lose him and only hope that all
things will work out for the better.
We wish the entire family a hap-
nv and nrosDerous life.
I nWFR RflWAN "
The Rcckwell band will furnish
. n a mi - C il. : I
August xne crope unm . i(J 0Q Labor Day at Granite
section are looking fine since the Quarry for their exercise
retresning rains. The excurs0n to be- run from
The health of this community Norwood to Wilmington, N. C
is ffood at this writing with an ex- by feeler uros.ana a. a. .per
ception of a few chills.
Miss Erma and Burlie Shaver
visited at A. W, Shaver's Satur
B, C. Taylor visited in Lower
- rt mi rt
man or uompany win go on oep-
tember 28th, rain or shine, and
will be the last and best of the
season. We learn the fare will be
Catawba college will pull on our
little town for students this year.
Escaped From Rowan Chain Gang, but is
in the Toils Again.
A recent number of the Dan
ville, Va., Bee has the following
concerning an escaped convict
from this county. He is the negro
who shot Sam Massey about a
"William Brown, a notorious
negro character, who was held for
action by the grand jury at a
hearing in the mayor's court this
morning for making a murderous
assault on hit wife, ii Muspnoted
of being th ilaytr tf Offier Pain
ter, of Soarboro, W. Va,, wh wai
recently killed by a negro, Qhtet
of Polie It, K, Merrli hfti inform
d th West Virginia autharitwi
of the arrest of Mrowii, who, while
denying that ho ii th right man,
claimed that he is an escaped con
vict from North Carolina county
roads and that he has recently
been in West Virginia.
Brown became involved in some
trouble in, Salisbury a year ago,
and escatfed, going to West Vir
ginia. His wife came to Danville
and lived near the Southern Rail
way roundhouse of the North Side,
making her living by washing.
About a week ago it is alleged that
Brown assaulted her in a most
brutal manner, locked her up in
the house. She escaped and fled
to the home of friends. The wo
man was taken into custody by a
police officer and at first it was
thought that she was a lunatic.
Later it was found that -her. de
ranged coudition was only tempo
rary, and due to being hit over the
head by her husband, who it is al
leged also attemped to poison her.
Brown was arrested by Police
Officer Jeff ress. Upon being ques
tioned he stated that he shot an
other Legro about a year ago at
Salisbury and escaped after beiug
sentenced to a term on the county
roads. He also states that he was
in Salisbury at the time a street
car conductor was killed by a ne
gro who has not yet been caught.
He answers to both name auode
scription to the party wanted in
West Virginia for the murder of
an officer. Chief Morris has in
formed both authorities of West
Virginia and at Salisbury of the
SEABOARD HARD B'J. 1
Recent Rains aod Floods
Road a Heavy Loser,
The Seaboard Air Lin was hit
harder by the recent rains than
any other system in -the South,
and the second division is the
chief sufferer. On the . Monroe
district the bridge over Peedee
river is dovn at , one,-pdr'and a
washout between WadeBboro and
Monroe and trains will not be able
to pass over until SatuidJiight
or Sunday morning. On the Co
lumbia district there are two
large washouts at the Peedee and
VVateree river and trains will not
able to pass before Monday morn
ing, The Raleigh district was
opened - today and trains fere run
ning regularly between here and
Portsmouth and Washington. vAU
through trains to and from jack
tonville are being detourecver
the Coast Line via Pembrooke and
It is impossible at this tljKie for
the authorities to give an. intelli
gent idea as to the extent, of
amount of damage caused by the
flood. Large forces of haiids are
at work at all places afforded and
everything possible is beic'gdone
to restore schedules. The regular
trains between Portsmouth and
Birmingham will only be operated
between Hamlet and Portsmouth
Hamlet, N. C, special to Char
They Are Ail Satisfied.
We've got trouble by thg. tail in
Uuion. Mauy a bale of laat year's
cotton is stored in nook and corner,
and the new crop jumping day
and night. More corn and peas
than ever before planted and nev
er a better prospect. Fruit rot
ting by bushels. Blackbri ipF held
in contempt. A choice milk cow
for every man who wants it. Cider
running like water, but hsv men
mean enough to drink too much.
Big meeting time at hand and old
time religion in plenty. Candi
dates enough for every man to
have his choice. Oratory ou tap
day and night. Lawyers who can
preach and preachers who can
practice. Semething doiivg all the
timp farmflra' nnirm nirnic.f.
school picnics and
baskets." at each. one.
lift tie sick-
for these if wanted after his trial mail" boy at 'ev'Sry man's door and
is concluded here. telephone .in his house, No
This morning Officers Harawav room for persimmons, but joy un-
and Jennings searched the house confined. Let the outside world
of Brown a- d found in his trunk run on in vanity and the di?pair
59 pairs of new socks, and eight that vanity brings. Serenity sits
pairs of hose which are evidently the helm in "Sweet Union."
stolen property." inere 18 a new BOnS 111 ner moutn
and tne virus ot contentment in
her atmosphere. Monroe, N. C ,
LOSSES AT AUGUSTA, 6A.
Some of the Details of the Great Damage
Done by the Floods.
The following from an Augusta,
Ga., dispatch, tells its own story:
The known dead are : ;
Harry Carr, book-keeper for the
Nixon Grocery Company ; Horace
Wingard, pressman for M. B.
Williams & Co., (both white)j
James Harris, colored: Caesar
Harvey, colored; Nelson ThomaB,
colored ; Lee Hatcher, colored ; B.
Davis, colored; Jessie Hawkins,
Harry Oailes, colored; John
Holmes, colored; John Robinson,
colqrf d ; Dnuis Barbie, colored ;
Josiah Glover, colored; Tom
Jones, colored; Ed Owens, color
ed. Estimated losses are as follows :
Total damage from $1,000,000
Damage to city property $200,-
000 to $250,000.
Damage to street railroad $250,-
Damage to railroads $5C,000.
Damage to telephohne and tele
graph companies $20,000.
Damage-to merchants and local
Damage to residents $40,000,
Probable loss in wages to mill
operatives and others $50,000.
Loss by fire $50,000.
Any one handy with tools can make
this cart. For wheels one can use al
most any kind he chances to have-
There will be about half a dozen
W. A. Kirk, our near neignoor, to take advantage of it. Among
is visiting relatives in Stanly at those who will go are Clarence
this writing. Peeler, Clarence Bost, Miss Nora
virV Foutz, Miss Lucy Fesperman and
oi otauiy, wuo nave utjou viainiug
relatives and friends in and
around this community, returned
C. L. Bassinger is wearing a
it is a girl.
Mrs. M. L. Hudson, of Ashe-
ville, N. C, who has teen visiting
rel&tivas in onr commuuitv. left
last Monday for Granite Quarry,
Mies Susan Hartman and her
mother visited at I. C. Shaver's
Mrs. Mamie Caldwell, of Chest
nut Hill, who has been visiting
August 31. The health of this
community is very good at pres
I guess it's because "t. Only a few cases-ot cnuis
are reported so iar.
Miss Lola Sappenfield, of Con
cord, is the guest of Mies H.lina
Mrs. C. H. Kluttz and children
returned vesterdav from China
Grove where they have been at
tending the missionary conven
C. B. Lone has returned to
Governor Pardons Will Fisher.
Governor GJenn has granted a
pardon to Will Fisher, who hae
been serving a term on the Rowan
Will Fisher, who was serving old buggy wheels, light wagon wheels,
. , t", . , . OThPp? from an old corn cultivator or
trinm rr f ha Rowan pnnntn fthmn Vvums iiulli vm v.vm
any other not too light or too neavy.
gang, was pardoned Saturday by The box may be maae of any size to
Governor Glenn. The governor suit. If one has an'dld walking culti-
in rantinff the nardon Bava vator the axle and wheels may 1)001
in granting the pardon Bays. otherwise get any old axie
ine aeienaanu was uonviuteu
of assault with deadly weapon,
November term, 1907, of Rowan
Superior court, and sentenced to
two vears on the roads. On recom
mendation of the trial judge and
solicitor, and also on account of
the crippled condition of the de-
endaut, I grant this pardon, con
ditioned on his remaining of good
behavior. I do so reluctantly, as
it was a bad-case, else the judge
would not have given a one-legged
ed man so se.vere a sentence.
The Flood in Cabarrus.
The Garmon mill in No. 10
township, on Rocky river, owned
by Messrs. J. B. Green and J. C.
Garmon, was washed away yester
day at 12 o'clock. This mill was
washed away in 1865 and the water
this time was seven feet higher
than at that time. The new bridge
at Smith's Ford is all right.tbongh
the water was 7 feet over it. Will
Black, who lives in No. 10 town
ship, had to swim into his barn
yesterday morning and rescue his
stock, the back water fr.-m An
derson's creek flroded the place
and in some places around the
barn the water wa9 six feet deep.
During the heav Tains Tuesday
afternoon and night, the old mill
race at the Cannon factory began
to swell and the banks were not
sufficient by stroDg to stand
against that which went through
the small channel and as a con
sequence i injffch: dirt was washed
a wyj' yjbgjsey era i large -pipe
part of the ola' Allison mill dam
that had stood the storms of 85
years. Concord Tribune.
A Sure-enough Knocker.
J. C. Goodwin, of Reidsvilb', N.
C, says : "Buckleu's Arnica Salve
is a sure-enough knocker for ulcers.
bad one came on my leg last
winter, but that wonrierlui s-ilve
knocked it out in a few rounds.
Not even a scar remaiued." Guar
antied for piles, sores, burnt, etc.
25c. at all Druggists.
THE REPUBLICAN TICKET.
Citizens Who Have Consented to be Sac
rificed at the State Election.
Following is the ticket in full Pritchard sustained the demurrer
Fawable to Whiftiey.
The failed brokerage house of
A. O, Brown & Co.; received an
other blow yesterday when Judge
nominated by the Republican
party at iterState convention held
in Charlotte last week :
Governor J. Elwood Cox, of
French Toms, of Hendersonville.
Secretary of State Dr. Cyrus
Thompson, of Onslow.
Auditor John Quincy Adams
Wood, of Pasquotank.
Treasurer W. E. Griggs, of
Superintendent of Public In
struction Rev. J. M. L. Lyer
ly, of Rowan.
Attorney General Jake F.
Newell, of Mecklenburg.
Commissioner of Agriculture-
J. M. Mewborne,
Harry G. Elmore, of Rowan.
Insurance Commissioner J. B.
Nrris, of Wilkes.
Commissioner of Labor and
Printing C. M. Ray; of Mecklen-
of the Bankers' Trust company
land the Colonial Trust company
to the amended bill of Brown &
Co. against the Whitney company.
Brown & Co. had alleged that it
had advanced hundreds of thou
sands of dollars to the Whitney
company on account of tne false
representations of the latter'a
engineer, and olaimed priority
over the bondholders. The two
trust companies maintain that the
bondholders' right shoulof not be
impaired, even if these charges be
true, because they were not parties
to any fraud. The demurrer of
Whitney and Stevenson, who have
some of the bonds, was overruled
at the time f the argument be
cause it was alleged that they were
stockholders. Asheville Citizen,
Electcrs-at-Large A.A. White
ner, oftJatawba, and Thomas Set
tle, of Buncombe.
fm 121 !
Dr. Price's Wheat Flake Celery Food
The principal reason for the nervous breakdowns
among women and children is because they rail
to eat thefsroper food and enough of it. Dr.
Price's Wheat Flake Celery Food contains ex
cellent qualities for the nerves, is strength build
ing and a food that tates good; keenly appetiz
ing, so nourishing one could subsist on it alone. 206
Get the Most Money
Out of Your Lands
, . Chatanooga, Tenn.. after a two
relatives m this community, has w '
ImaaI..' 9- f nf h Of l-T W
A young housekeeper at James
Marshall L. Arev has gone to
Bear Poplar, N. C, to work.
The protrated meeting will be
gin at Zion M. E. church on the
second Sunday in September. I
guess there will be two services
No wedding to report at this
writing, but we hope to report
one, or more, soon.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Sowers spent
Sunday at C. H. Kluttz'.
Miss Lucy Ore, is visiting rela
tives in Spencer.
Miss Annie Miller has returned
Weare havimr an enidemic of nomB .PiuuiBi
0 I 1 3 4-U-
phone fever in our community. "A 811,UUU1UIUW'
Blub Eyes. With best wisher to Ihe
Watchman and its many readers
QnUU Ttjtt- W t7-ttm a tm $11 JJET8EY.
Not a Creditable Condition.
A recant Raleigh dispatch says :
"There is considerable surprise
and comment here at the an
nouncement that comes through
Rev. S. F. Conrad, of Charlotte,
that practically all of the heavy
indebtedness that was assumed
personally by John A. Oates, as
chairman of the North Carolina
nrohibition campaign, that ter-
A GAKDEN CONVENIENCE.
that will suit the wheels you chance
to have. The rest of the work is plain
sailing a good, stout box of the right
size and depth, with handles and rest
stake to be attached as shown. It is
intPTidRdto be Dushed forward, and
the end gate should be made remov
able, so it can be taken out or dropped
in place as desired. The cart should
be rather narrow track, because it is
often desired to fit into open doors,
and the weight should not be too great
Remedy For Mites
Now is the time when the roosts of
most henhouses are more or less alive
with the terrible little mites. In kero
sene we have a cheap and never failing
remedy. Soak the roosts with it from
time to time, or, still better, spray it all
over the inside of the building, reach
ing every crack and crevica It kills
wherever it touches, and the treat-
Notice to Creditors.
Ml persons having claims against
Ellen O. Lentz, late deceased, are
hereby notified to present thtyn to the
undt rsigned executtrix of the last will
and testament of the said Ellen ( .
Le.ntz. on or before the 4;h day of bep-
tember, 1909, or, else. Lie Darrei rrom
participating in the distribution ot the
assets of her estate.
This 1st day of September, lyotv
Eoxik Altok West,
Riirtnn (Vaifffi. attorney. J- bt
bv makine them vield the biggest possible crops.
T7 Grain must get the nourisbmeRt that nlakes if
grow out of the sou and the more plant tood there
is in the soil, the quicker and bigger and more
plentifully the grain will row. Butjfoa must first
put the food into, the soil by liberally usmg
Then a big bumper crop is as
sured, because these fertilizers
contain the necessary elements
required by the soil to prop
erly and fully mature the
grain. Farmers invariably
find that the more Virginia
Carolina Fertilizer they
use, the bigger is the crop, and
the greater their profit.
Have you gotten the latest Vir
einia-Carolina Year Book or
manac, the most useful and valuable
any farmer or grower can
copv from your fertilizer
write to our nearest sales office
be sent you free.
Durham. N. C.
Charleston, 5. 1
ment will save much suffering to the
minated so successfully for State poor fowls and money for the owner,
prohibitions in May, is still un- outdoor Helps,
paid. Chairman Oates being ner- Apples are a profitable crop, but ii's
Bonally liable for it in addition to poor policy to raise them for the
haven given several months of his A feoce uouni gar(ien is not
time to the chairmanship work expensive, and it R3ves,& lot of annoy
without compensation. ance.
A row of grapevines across the back
Mr. Oates is now recovering Qf tfae garden wil a great addi.
slowly in John iiopKins Hospital, tlon.
Baltimore, from a serious illness
and operation, a collapse largely
brought on by his chairmanship
work. Another appeal, the third
since the successful election, is
There is just one kind of grafting
that is all right. That's the kin that
works well in the orchard.
If you were to go to a place where
there is no free delivery of man you
might appreciate it more.
Good seed is one of the first essen-
Good soil and
being made to the prohibitionists 0f a good crop
of the state, to come to the relief good cultivation are two others.
, j t: u: Don't spend all the money on 1m-
oi Mr. uaiea aiiu inu ma nuiu,iB. Went3 to used outdoors. Get
burden from his shoulders.' i uouie conveniences for the household.
Pursuant to a decree oi the superior
Court of Rowan County rendered in
the special proceeding entitltd : Jas.
A. Ritchie, Admr. of Peter A. Ritchie,
et al vs. W lev VV. Ruchie. Daniel
Peeler, Mary Peeler, W. Ernest Ritchie
and others," authorizing, empowering
ani directing the undersigned, as com
missioner and -administrator to expos'
to public sale the land hereinafter de
scribed, at' the Court House in the city
of Salisbury, the undersigned will, on
Monday, October the 5th, 1908,
at 12 o'clock m , sell to the highest
bidder, for cash, at the Court House
door in the city of Salisbury, the fol
lowing described real estate, lying and
being near the town of Faith, county
of Rowan and bounded as follows :
Beginning at a hickory 110 chairs
south of the beginning corner (a post
oak) of the 104-acre tract in the sub
division of the Hillary Elliott estate,
and running N. 85 W ., 59 oO chains to a
white oak; thence S. 2 west, 15.30
chains to a post oak ; thence south
east. 7 75 chaies to a maple in the
branch; thence south 3 west, 18.26
chains to a black oak ; thence north
7914 east, 24.57 chains to a hickory ;
thence north 54 east, 5 50 chains to a
dog wood; thence south 71 east, 7 50
Cnams to a pine, uuwer curuer ; tiieuue
south 28 east, 10 chains to a pine ;
thence north 41 east. 20 50 chains to
the beginning, containing 132 acres.
more or less, deed for which is regis
tered- in Book 72 page 270 in the Regis
tcr's ofhee of Kowa county.
This is a valuable tract of land in a
eood neighborhood, and title to the
same is perfect, and whoever buys will
get a court deed. The sale will be left
over 10 days for a 10 per cen t. bid , and the
purchaser will be required to pay 10
per cent, of the purchase money on dy
of sale, xnis .a.ugusi za. iwuo.
James A. Ritchie,
Admr. and Comr,
R. Lee Weight, Att'y. Faith, N, C.
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