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Shipwrecks, Law, Politics, Leprosy Sui
cides and Other Things.
Mrs. .Elsie Bragg, widow of the
late Major General Braxton
Bragg, of the Confederacy, who
died a few dayB ago, was buried
Saturday in "Confederate Rest,"
at Mobile, Ala., by the remains of
her late husband.
The Hon. Nicholas Longworth,
has been re-nominated for Con
gress by the Republicans of the
first Ohio district.
The British ship Loch Finlas,
from Port Pirie, South Australia,
for Callao, was wrecked off Foster
Island at daylight Sunday morn
ing, and 20 of the crew of 24 were'
drowned. The other four men
were picked up by a passing
The corporation counsel of the
District of Columbia has decided
in effect that there is no law by
which the leper, John R. Early,
may be deported back to North
Carolina and that it is the duty of
the Federal government to take
charge of the man. This opinion
is practically in accord with that
given out by the Assistant Attor
ney General of North Carolina a
A dispatch from Wrangle, Alas
ka, says that 110 out of a total of
137 persons aboard the cannery
ship Star of Bengal, were drowned
Sunday, 20feh, when the vessel
was torn from the hold of protect
ing tugs and dashed ashore at
Helm Point, at the southeast end
of Coronation Island.
In the presence of his wife, who
had just told him goodbye, inten
ding to begin proceedings for di
vorce, Francisco Milian, mayor of
West Tampa, Fla., committed
suicide Wednesday by shooting
himself. His wife h id decided to
leave him and when she said fare
well, Millian replied: "It is best
to end everything now," and shot
himself. Milian had served eight
terms as mayor of West Tampa
and enjoyed the respect of all citi
zens. He was a Cuban by birth.
He Don't Care, tor Money.
The Gazette-News has it straight
that a well-known North Carolina
manufacturer a day or so ago laid
a bet of $1,000. putting up the
cash, five to one, on the election
of Mr. Taft. We do not think
that is a good bet, as a bet. From
what we can learn the betting
odds are on Mr. Tatt, but if there
are many wagers being laid we
have not heard of them. Ashe
Deafness Cannot be Cured
by local applications, as they can
not reach the diseased portion of
the ear. There is only one way to
cure deafness, and that is by con
stitutional remedies. Deafness is
caused by an inflamed condition
of the mucous lining of the Eus
tachian Tube. When this tube is
inflamed you have a rumbling
sound or imperfect hearing, and
when it is entirely closed, Deaf
ness is the result, and unless the
inflammation can be taken out
and this tube restored to its nor
mal condition, hearing will be de
stroyed forever ; nine cases out? of
ten are caused by Catarrh, which
is nothing but an inflamed condi
tion of the mucous surfaces.
We will give One Hundred Dol
lars for any case of Deafness
(caused by catarrh) that cannot
be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure.
Send for circulars, free.
F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O.
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for
A Wonderful Compound Cures Piles, Ec
zema, Skin Itching, Skin Eruptions, Cuts
, and Bruises.
Doan's Ointment is the best skin
treatment, and the cheapest, because so
little is required to cure. It cures piles
after years of torture. It cures obsti
nate cases of eczema. It cures all skin
itching. It cures skin eruptions. It
heals cuts, bruises, scratches and abra
sions without leaving a scar. It cures
permanently. Salisbury testimony
T. A. Coughenour, 228 E. Enni's St.,
Salisbury, N. C, says: "I 'suffered
from itching hemorrhoids for a long
time and was unable to rid myself of
the annoyance though I was constantly
, using remedies. A t last Doan's Oint
ment was brought to my attention and
being impressed wi th the good reports
concerning it, I procured a supply from
the Salisbury Drug Company. It
brought me prompt relief and the con
tents of one box effected a complete
cure. I have never had a return of my
trouble since and most earnestly ad
vise others suffering from this" trouble
to give Doan's Ointment a trial."
For sale by all dealers. Price 50
cents. Foster-Milburn Co., Buffalo,
New Yoik, sole agents for the United
Remember the name Doan's and
take no other.
Kerosene oil Said to btf Excellent Remedy
for Snake Bites.
. Just at this season there is but
little danger of bites from poison
ous snakes., But the woodB may
be full of them next summer and
it might be well to remember this
simple remedy, and give it a trial
in case of necessity :
Apropos of the many remedies
offered for snake bite, etc., in view
of the exceeding "sca'cenes" of
the genuine old reliable remedy,
A- A. Hines was telling The Land
mark a few days ago of the kero
While Mr. Hines was visiting at
the home of C. M. Summers, in
Bethany township, a little child
of Mr. Summers was severely
stung by a wasp and screamed in
agony. The wound was moisten
ed with kerosene and the relief
Kerosene as a remedy for stings
of insects was something new to
Mr. Hines and he expressed sur
prise. Thereupon Mr. bummers
told him of a case of a child
ofNed Lewis. The little one
was bitten on the finger by a cop
Derhead snake, nossiblv the most
1. r a.
poisonous Bnake in this region.
The finger was placed in kerosene
oil and a physician summoned
When the doctor arrived he said
the kerosene application was
about thQ best that could have
been done and there was nothing
for him to do. The child suffered
no ill effects from the bite of the
While the value of kerosene in
such cases may be familiar, to
many people, it was new to Mr
Hines and The Landmark and
these instances are passed along
for the benefit of others who may
not know about it. In case o
snake bite-"feave a bottle of kero
sene handy and apply externally
never mind the booze and al
will be well. Statesville Land
Married the Chaffeur.
Miss Silvey Speer, 18 years old
and the prettiest and riches
heiress in Atlanta, eloped today
with Russell Thomas, her father'
chaffeur, and was married by
Rev. Dr. Atkinson in the latter's
study, only a few blocks from the
Speer home. The elopement and
marriage took place at 11:30
o'clock this morning, and half an
hour later the couple boarded the
Southern limited, bound for
Washington and other points
East. The first the girl's parents
knew of the marriage was when a
note came from her, saying: "I
am Russell's wife, and happy."
Miss Speer is worth several hun
dred thousand dollars in her own
right. She is the only grandchild
of the late John Silvey, who ac
quired a fortune here, and willed
it to the girl. Her parental
grandfather is an ex-treasurer of
Russell Thomas is about 21
years old, and came here a year
ago from a county town in Geor
gia ie Decame an expert in
handling autos, and was employ
ed as chaffeur by the Speers,
From the first the girl seemed
fond of the chaffeur, and he told,
some of her friends that a man
who could handle an auto like
Russell Thomas would maka a
Miss Speer had been sought in
marriage by several wealthy men.
Wourff Mortgage the Farm.
A, farmer on Rural Route 2,
Empire, Ga., W. A. Floyd by
name, says: "Bucklen's Arnica
Salve cured the two worst sores I
ever saw: cne on my hand and one
on my leg. It is worth more than
its weight in gold. I would not
be without it if I had to mortgage
the farm to get it." Only 25c. at
ill drug stores.
Report of the condition of
The Bank of China Grove,
at China Grove, N. C, at.the close of
business Sept. 23rd, 1908.
Loans and disc6unts $39,813 00
Overdrafts secured 362 32
Furniture and fixtures 775 00
Cash items ) 6.664 6'i
Gold coin 700 00
Silvei coin, including all minor coin
currency 646 87
National bank and other U. S. notes, 2,900 00
Total 5.,561 81
Capital stock $10,00000
Surplus Fund , 1,000 00
Undivided profits, less current ex
penses and taxes paid 89 84
Time certificates of deposit.. 17
Deposits subject to check 17 7?fi 90
Cashier's checks outstandinj3f,2,257 90 40,471 97
Total, $51,561 81
State of North Carolina, countv of Rowan, as:
I, W. C. SlflercLcashler of the above named
bank, do solemnly swear that the above state
ment is true to the best of my knowledge and
belief. W. C. 8IFFERD, cashier.
Correct attest: C. B. Miller, )
G. A. Ramsaur, directors.
McL. Ritchie. )
Subscribed and sworn to before me, this SOth
day of Sept, 1908.
J, L. Slflerd, notary public.
Continued from first page.
nouse wnen tne explosion tooK
place. He was thrown violently
to the platform and was struck by
a piece of casting or a portion of
the flying debris.
Storekeeper Norman and Walter
Page, one of the storehouse force,
heard the fare alarm. Each de
partment has its own specific
alarm in case of fire, and noting
that the storehouse alarm was
given they ran to the hose reel at
the end of the buildiDg and while
getting the hose ready for opera
tion the whole thiug let loose.
The platform was disrupted, the
end of the storekeeper blown
out and Mr. Norman and
Page were thrown down
and almost covered with the
fragments of timber, castings,
etc. Neither were hurt. A com
plete list of the casualties, trivial
and otherwise can hardly be
given, a number received small
hurts who have said nothing
The damage can hardly be esti
mated at this time, but it is safe
to say that it will be heavy.
It is a most fortunate thing that
the explosion did not take place
an hour earlier. At that time
the shop train, which brings the
men to Salisbury would have been
standing where the greatest force
of theexplosiop seems to have
been, and one has to shudder
when" he even thinks of the fear
ful loss of life which would inevit
ably have resulted.
There was a great hole in the
ground where the powder house
had stood, box cars and heavy
gondolas standing near were hurl
ed away or crushed to pieces. The
south end of the storehouse plat
form, weighed as it was by heavy
casting was born to pieces. The
end of the blacksmith shop was
blown into kindling wood. The
end of the storehouse was jarred
out by the concussion. 1 here was
a grand mix up in the offices of
Mr. Kederly and Mr. Norman and
the office furniture was hurled in
all directions. Mr. Brandis was
in his office at the time with some
of his assistants, but none were
That the force of the explosion
was very great ia evidenced by the
fact that almost everv window
sash in the adjacent shops, the
machine shops, glass in the store
windows at Spencer were jarred
out by the shock. It is said, that
a number of families in the town
had their entire stack of dishep
smashed to atoms.
TT .1 l i
nowever tnis may nav6 oeeu, a
sight of the ruin and desolation on
Friday morning was really appall
ing, and an outsider could not
but wonder why it was that such
a catastrophe had not been accom
panied by a much greater loss of
life. This is only explainea by
the fact that but a comparatively
few men were near the scene at the
The powder house was an sbso
utely fire proof structure just
eight feet square, and how it cou'd
contain a car load of powder, etc ,
as stated by the Charlotte Obser
ver s correspondent, is a mys
tery the railroad men have not at
tempted to fathom. There was
about 75 or 80 pounds of smoke
less powder, in cans, in the house,
together with a lot of torpedoes
and fussees. During the day
there had been no requisitions is
sued for any of this material and
the house had not been opened.
It would be impossible for the
smallest spark to find its way into
the iron structure and, just what
caused the fire is not known,
though the only tenable theory is
that of spontaneous combustion.
While under the circumstances
it does not seem that there can be
any censure attached to any one
for the fire and the const quent
explosion, some in authority is
certainly very culpable in having
allowed such a dangerous build
ing to be placed right in the heart,
almost, of such a hive of human
ity and activity, Several hun
dred men probably worked every
day within a radius of 100 yards of
the tpot. Of course, when a new
powder house is built it will no
doubt be located at some safer
spot, but that will not restore the
lives lost or the property destroy
ed by the explosion on Thursday
Jas. T. Gobble, whose serious
injury has been noted above, died
last Friday night at the sanito
rium. The funeral was held Sun
day afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
Methodist chuch in Spencer, the
interment being at Union church
Shall the Trusts Rule?
When the other day, President
Eliot, of Harvard, declared that
"if the American people mean to
maintain their individual liberty
in industries, iraaes, commerce
and politics, they must steadily
defend themselves against mon
opolies, whether created and
maintained by tariffs, unlimitd
franchises or associations of either
workmen or capitalists," he gave
the country something well worth
thinking about. Charlotte Obser
ver. Handed Out To Mr. Roosevelt.
Let self-respecting Americans
of all political faiths UDite in the
fervent prayer that the.unexampl
ed frenzy or spasm of self-exhibition
which ?s now degrading the
office of President; of the United
States may end before the scandal
invites the attention and excites
the disgust of the whole civilized
world. New York Sun.
OPEN AN ACCOUNT
FIRST NATION A L BANK,
SALISBURY, N. C.
W. C. Coughenour, President,
T. C. Linn, Vice-President,
W. H. White, Cashier.
Capital - - $50,000.00
Surplus, - - $40,000.00
Directors : John S. Henderson, D.
A. Atwell, T, C. Linn, H. N.
Woodson, Burton Craige, W. S.
Blaekmer, Walter H. Woodson,
W. B. Strachan, A. H. Price,
W. C. Coughenour.
Every accommodation extended con
sistent with safe banking.
w. m. wmi I fc, cashier
State of North Carolina
In the S ipe
C. M. Miller, Plaintiff. 1
vs. (Notice of exe
Eureka Consolidated f cution of sale
Copper Co. J
By virtue of an execution directed to
the undersigned from the Superior
court ot Kowan county in the above
entitled action, I will, on
Monday, the 2nd day ot November, 1908,
at about 12 o clock noon at the court
house door of said county, sell to the
highest bidder for cash to satisfy said
execution, all the right, title and in
terest which the said Eureka Consoli
dated Copper Co., the defendant, has in
the following described real estate, to
wit :Firs t tract :See deed to WalterGeo
Newman dated May the 5th, 1899, from
R. J. Holmes and registered in book
86, page 446 and also see deed to Eu
reka Consolidated Copper Co. in book
111, page 218. Second tract: all of
certain tract of land containing 33 acres
more or less and known as the Stock
ton Uold Mining tract, see deed to
Walter Geo. Newman, dated May 5th,
1899, and recorded in book No. 85, page
415. bee also deed to H,ureka Consoli
dated Copper Co, in book 111, page 218
Third tract: a certain Iract of land
known as the E. Mauney home place
in the town of Gold Hill which was
conveyed to Walter Geo. Newman
on the 26th day of June, 1906,
and described in deed registered in
book 111, page 21. See also deed regis
tered in book JNo. 111. page 222 in
which the said property is conveyed to
eureka Consolidated Copper Co. by
tne saiQ Waiter Geo. JNewman.
J. H. Krider, Sheriff Rowan Co.
This VA day of September, 1908. 4t
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Your choice at SI. 50 the pair
These Shoes are made by us
and Guaranteed to be all Sol
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Anyone sending a sketch and description may
(jutckly ascertain our opinion free whether an
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tions strictly cor.9dentlal. Handbook on Patents
sent free. Oldest agency for securing patents,
Patents taken through Munn & Co. receive
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When in need of good, reliable,
single or double wagon or buggy
Home-made Harness don't fail to
nunt up our place on tne corner
Innis and Lee Sreets.
We also do first-class repairing
on short, notice and at reasonable
Our line of Saddles, Collars,
Bridles, Halters, Whips, Brushes,
Combs, Robes, Harness Oil and
other horse supplies is alwavs
complete and ready for inspec
TTT 1 . . t
we solicit a portion ot your
patronage and invite you to call
and see our stock.
T n i -
it your norse is in j urea in anyj
way get a bottle cf our Horse
Liniment. No cure, no pay.
Hartline & Co.
Phone 433, 130 East Inniss St
Capital and Surplus $30,000.00.
, N. C.
We offer cheap for quick
sale a 331 acre farm five miles
West from Salisbury on the
Statesville road, known as
the Chris Wagner home place.
Has dwelling, barn and good
well. Half of the Dlace is
in timber. Terms can be
made to suit the purchaser.
Apply at our office for
Hydaulic Rams are Cheapest
and Most Satisfactory. '
Probably the cheapest and best
method of obtaining a constant
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water for the household, stock,
yard, garden and fire purposes,
and at the same time that which
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hydraulic ram. You can have
your water delivered right to your
house from any nearby spring or
branch without no further atten
tion after the installation of a
ram. The best r in on the mar
ket is sold and installed by T. A.
P. Roseman, Route 8, Salisbury
N. C. Write for particulars.
A well established wholesale and
retail liquor business in Florida.
Will sell either stock and fixtures
together or will sell fixtures and
ease without stock. The business
will be closed at the end of the
fiscal year which is the last day of
September. Reasons for selling
is the owners are going into tim
ber business in Alabama. Add rees
FERNANDINA LIQUOR CO..
7-28 8t pd. Fernandina, Fla.
n nn iiq o nnnnionii
T. E. WITHERSPQON & COMPANY
EMPIRE BLOCK, SALISBURY, N. C.
SAL1LBTJRY, N. C.
Does a General Baiikin:
We pay 4 per cent on time de
posits. Interest pavable every
Prompt attention given to any
business entrusted to us.
Your business solicited.
Peoples' National Bank.
D. R. Julian, J. D. Norwood,
P. H. Thompson, J. A. Peeler,
J. 0. WHITE & CO.,
Carriage and Wagon Builders.
FARM AND DRAY WAGON.
DELIVERY WAGONS, OPEN AND TOP, BEST QUALITY AND 1YL,
We sell the celebrated Geo. E. Nissen & Co's Farm and
Log Wagons, fully warranted.
Old Carriages and Buggies! repaired, painted and made
as good as new.
New Tops made and old Tops repaired. New Cushions
furnished and old Cushions repaired.
New Dashes furnished and Old Frames Re-covered.
Rubber Tires a Specialty : steel tired wheels changed to
Rubber Tires. Old rubber tireB repaired.
All kinds of Wood and Iron Work done at short notice.
We have skilled workmen in each department.
Surreys, Buggies and Wagons for Sale.
Harness of all kinds made and repaired. Call and get
J J. O. WHITE & CO.
Summersett Undertaking Co
Are Fully equipped with the latest Hearses,
Church Truck and all supplies necessary for con
ducting funerals, and have a complete stock of all
Coffins, Caskets and Burial Robes.
Their Mr. R. M. Davis and Mr. T. W. Summer
sett can be reached by phone at all times, night or
The Undertaking Parlors of
G. W. WROGiKlT'S
Are the equal of any in the State, whichr com
bined with the skill and experience of his assistants
makes his place one of the most desirable to those
needing such services. A lady is employed in this
O department and will render assistance whenever
o COFFINS, CASKETS, BURI-
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Furniture of all Kinds, of every variety and Prices to Q
suit all constantly kept in Stock. O
You are invited to call, 5
Very respectfully, q
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that make a happy coaple. We
have contributed in no small de
gree to the comfort of many a
household. And expect to con
tinue to do so. Our stock of
furniture is more extensive than
ever, and we're selling it at C
marked down prices. Hand- l!
some and serviceable parlor
suits $10- Durable and ele-
gant lounges, couches and easy (
chairs at half real value, . As-
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This will make prosperity q.nd
everybody will be benefited.
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