A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs.
VOL. IV. NO. 45.
Salisbury, N. O., Wednesday. October 28th, 1 908.
Wm, h. Stewart, Editor.
LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
AN ATROCIOUS DEED.
Preacher's Busy Day. A Curious Case of
Restitutio!) of Wrongly Obtained Coin.
Lexington Dispatch. Oct. 22nd. .
Reople who ought to know con
firm the report that quail are
scarce this year. The heavy
floods are partly the cause of the
Down at Smith's drug store
there is a sweet potato that is a
perfect image of a snake coiled
back on itself. It is a very inter
esting natural curio.
OnN the rear end of the Taft spe
cial Saturday were Taft, Walser
and Cox. "There's three men,1
three candidates," said a grimy
workingman.who had left his work
in his work clothes.to get aglimpse
of the big man, "who won't know
what hit 'em on the 3rd of Novem
ber. "I'm voting with the demo
crats this year first time in my
A remarkable case cf restitution
.came to light last week when a
man paid $25 and interest to the
family of a man whom he defraud
ed. Six years ago a certain Lex
ington citizen whose name is
omitted, sold to a well-known
man in Linwood, now deceased, a
piece of real estate. The seller
wanted $625 for it, and the buyer
offered $600 even. That night
the man who owned the property
concocted a scheme to get the
$625. He told the purcnaser next
morning that his wife wouldn't
sign the deed for less than $625,
and he got the amount, although
his wife never was told a thing
about it. Last week, six years
after.he went to the widow of the
man, paid her the $25 and inter
est, saying he couldn't sleep good
with the thing on his mind.
Sunday Rev. A. L. Stanford
sp9nt one of the busiest days of
his life as pastor and minister.
He attended Sunday school at 10 ;
preached at 11 ; received 15 new
members at 2 o'clock he married
a couple, O. L. Hathcock, of
Rowan, and Miss Cora Honeycutt,
of Guilford ; ats 8 o'clock he ad
ministered the Bacrament to the
congregation at West End-, visit
ed several sick people and preach
ed at 7:30.
The Salisbury schools are still
closed on account of scarlet fever.
The epidemic is of considerable
extent, but only on3 death has
occurred. There are no new cases
of fever or diptheria in Lexington
and thB four sick with these dis
eases" are getting well. People
are keeping their childreri out of
school, but there appears no rea
.nn for fear that further cases
The township road trustees are
making preparations for doing'the
proposed macadam work on the
Saliisbury road, beginning at or
near the David Sink line, below
town. It will give general sat
isfaction if this piece of road is
macadamized, especially those
parts of it which have lately been
worked, for unlesB attended to
certain portions will be well nigh
impassable this winter.
Ta Prominent Cttizens-Ljoclied Who -Haie
"Offended" Some Otbers.
' Col. R. Z. Taylor.aged 60 years,
and Quinten Rankin, both promi
nent attorneys of Trenton, Tenn.,
were taken from Ward's Hotel at
Walnut Logi Tenn., fifteen mil8
from here last night by masked
"night-riders" and murdered.
Captain Rankin's body was found
this morning riddled with bullets
and hanging from a tree one mile
from the hotel.
Efforts to locate the body of
Colonel Taylor have been futile
thus far, but it is believed that he
was also killed.
Sheriff Eastwood and a posse of
armed men left Union City this
morning for the scene of the mur
der. If they meet any of the
"night-riders," it is expected that
a pitched battle will be fought.
Sheriff Haynes, of Lake county, is
also on the way to the scene from
Tiptonville. The trouble which
resulted in the death of Captain
Rankin and the probabie murder
of Colonel Taylor was caused by
the passage of an act by the Legis
late regulating fishing in. Reel
Foot lake, a short distance from
A "night-rider" disturbance
over the same matter occurred
over a year ago. Ever since then
Colon elJTay lor and Captain Ran
kin have been in receipt of throat
ing letters, to which they paid
Mr. Ward, the manager of the
Ward Hotel, at Walnut Log, tele
phoned Sid Waddell, a stockhold-
er in the west lennessee jjana
Company, stating , that about
twenty-five masked "night-riders"
came to his hotel at midnight last
According to this report the
"night-riders" lined up outside
the hotel, pulled out their revol
vers and called Cobnef Taylor
and . Captain Hankin. Toe two
men did not suspect" trouble and
came down immediately.
As the attorneys passed into
the front yard of the hotel the
'night-riders" covered them with
revolvers. Before Captain Ran
kin and Colonel Taylor hadjan
opportunity to retire they were
surrounded and seized They
were put on horses behind "night
riders" and carefully guarded.
The "night-riders ' then quietly
took up their march from the ho
tel, turning down the road toward
Reel Foot lake. Proceeding to
the edge of Reel Foot lake the
"night-riders" pulled out a rope
and placed the noose about Cap
tain Rankin's neck.
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
morning to learn of her death,
which occurred suddenly at her
home on Saturday night about
8 :80 o'clock. Her death was the
result of a stroke of apoplexy,
with which she was stricken a few
hours before her death. Mrs.
Grier had been in her usual health
up to the time of her last illness.
J. W. Johnson, who lives on
'Possum Walk, was before the Po
lice Justice this morning charged
with whipping his young wife.
The warrant was sworn out by
Last Friday owing to some acci
dent on the line of the Catawba
Poorer Co. between Charlotte and
Great Falls, none of the mills and
other plants here which use elec
tric power, could run all last Fri
day morning, j
The store of ft. M, Walker and
the ware room adjoining, situated
on McGill street, near Gibson
Mill, were burned last Sunday
morning about 4 o'clock. There
ALL ABOUT" A COW.
ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
Had Dog Scare. Arrested
Whipping His Young Wife.
- - i
Concord Times Oct. 19th.
James McEachern, who has
been working for the Concord Tel
ephone Co. for over seven years,
severed his connection with that
company last week.
Ed Widen house, formerly of
Concord, but now of Salisbury,
will in a few days move his f ami
ly to Oklahoma.
It seems that the dog which bit
Charley Sherwood some time ago
was mad. The head was sent to
Raleigh, and the examination
shows that the dog had hydro
phobia. A guinea pig which was
inoculated with serum from the
dog's head developed hydrophobia
in a few days and died. Mr.
Sherwood is still in Raleigh tak
ing the Pasteur treatment.
The many friends here and else
where of Mrs. Mary Gilmer Grier,
wife of Dr. Samuel A. Grier, of
HarriBburg, were shocked Sundayiler informed the defendant Pavis'
Anson Darkies Get Officer .of tbe Law In
a Close Placid & - ,
News has just reached this place
of a very serious and at the same
time rather laughable occurrence
which took place near Ansc&ville,
in Anson county, just across the
river from here, some days ago.
0. M. Palmer, of this place, sent
a claim of delivery: for a cow to
the constable of Ansonville town
ship, Mr. Trexleri few days ago.
The cow was in.tbe possession; of a
negro by the name of Will Davis,
who a year ago mortgaged the cow
and afterwards moved to Anson
oounty. The peculiar part of the
transaction was that when $rexler
went to the darkey s house to
serve the paper, it seems tnat he
was not unexpected, as Davis had
taken the cow off and left at his
house five robust negro women,
including his wife; also he had
two boys abont 6 and 8 years old, when there may come a rest from
whom he left at home. Mr. Trex- the Dublication rf bo much noliti.
Local Republicans Sore Orer tbe Taft
; " Affair at Salisbury.
Stanly Enterprise, Oct. 22nd. -
The many friends of Mrs. W. P.
Broom will be grieved to learn
that her condition is extremely
Mrs. W. C. Dry is with her son,
Walter Canup, in Salisbury, who
has a sick-child.
A certain minister of the gospel
remarked the other day, chat the
present noanciai panic win oe a
blessing af incalcuble value, if it
awakens the American Nat on to
the realization of the now some
what obscured idea that this is a
government of the people, by the
people, for the people. Medicine
that brings best reaultB is not
always pleasant ' to take. It
will be no less a relief to the
newspapers than to the people
CARRY RELIGION INTO POLITICS
wife of the fact that he had a
claim and delivery paper for the
cow. The nve negro women
crowded around Officer Trexler
and demamded that he read the
paper. When he had commenced
reading the paper, not expecting
any serious trouble from the fe
male monsters, they all of one ac
cord, in the same place and at the
same time, sprang upon him with
all the fury and ferocity of so
many Beogal tigers, covering him
as tne waters cover tne sea. une
of the women grabbed for his pis-1 hear Mr. Taft's speech.
tol. CiUBing him to have to use train arrived just as
J,. H. Hatley, who lives 2 miles
east of town, has had a harvest
snakes this summer, killed 57,
varying in length from 18 inches
to 7 feet.
Mrs. Kemp Alexander and sis
ter, Miss Lena Sp:nks, and Messrs-.
"S. B. Kluttz, T. C. Rivers, and E.
E, Snuggs went to Salisbury Tues
day evening to see Adelaide Thurs
ton in "The Woman of the Hour."
Some 25 or 30 local Republicans
went to Salisbury Saturday to
his right hand to keep her from I special was pulling out, and only
getting the gun and only leaving a few of them got a glimpse of
his left with which to defend him- the big candidate. A nice plat
self. They bit mouthfuls of his form had been erected on the pub-
arms and legs, pulled his hairiand lie square, but the speaking took
stamped hit bead, beat him in the j place in the tpera house, at an
back with stones and walked all I earlier hour than was scheduled.
'every nand.' rOne Republican was
heard to get so mad over it that
I swore would never vote the Re
publican ticket again. The crowd
to greet him was not so large as it
was expected, and the lame effort
put forth by Mr. Taft made no
over nimiornve or ten minutes.
when one of the most ferooioue of
the beasts said to her co-asiail-
ants, "This is hard work and I
am tired of it ; bring the butcher
had been no fire in the building knife out (calling to one of the
the day or night before, and it is small boys) and let's put an end
almost certain that it was set on to the d n scoundred at once. '
fire. The supposition is that it At this exclamation the boy ran
was robbed and then ignited so as into the house, but before he
to coyer the robbery. The roof could return with the deadly
. I was falling in when the fire com- weapon the women succeeded in
pany got there, and nothing cou'-d getting the officer's pistol; and recje farmer Has 600d Results FrOD Ex-
be saved. Mr. Walker lost; his about the same time, as in one perimentS He Has Made.
entire Sm , yui xxxo ov " J. M. Lippard, of Fallstown
" ".f ! "
SOME FINE CORN.
longed to Mrs. G. M. Lore, and clutches of the monsters and in
the loss them is abouV$S00, with his own language, "I did not stay
$200 insurance. ' to see what was done when the
butcher knife was brought.' He
BRYAN AND PROSPERITY. ran to the house of a Mr. uuniap,
on whose land the negroes live,
But Not Politics Into Religion Tbe Divinity
Raleiffa News and ObserverOct. 21st .
xo hub junior: x nonce in your
issue of the 16th a communication
irom William Laurie Hill, of
Maxton, appealing to voters to
lay more stress on Christianity in
politics. I heartily join him in this
appeal. Not that I favor bring
ing politics into religion, but
rather that Christians carry their
religion into politics to the extent.
at least, of using every legitimate
influence for the nomination by
all parties of competent, honest
sober, patriotic men who acknow
ledge, in thfcory at least, the An-
thorof our holy Christianity as
Lord and God, and who prcfesB
o be guided by the divine pre
If any party nominates a can
didate for any office who comes
short of such requirements, Chris
tian citizens of any party can
promote the principle for which
Mr. Hill pleads by refusing to
vote for such candidates, or, bet
ter still, by voting for his oppo
nent if he is right on that line. .
While no religious test, except
belief in the existence of God, is
required of any office-holder in
our free country, yet every Chris
tian has the inaMenable right and
the Christian duty of scrutonizing
every Christian man and religious
character and of letting the
Christian status of the candidate
influence him in casting his bal-
As far as the writer's informa
tion goes, no candidates in North
Carolina denies the Diety of Jesus
Christ. If such there be. I would
unhesitantly say that no Christian
voter can be loyal to our Divine
Lord and vote for him.
a m .
Mucn stronger is the reason
why no Christian can vote for the
Headruler of our country who
aemes tnat Jesus ot jNazereth is
&od over all." No such ruler can
honor and magnify -Jesus - Christ
who is Supreme Divine Ruler 1 of
all the rulers in the earth. -
I write not as a partizan in pol
itics or in religion, but as humble
minister of Jesus Christ, at whose
feet I bow daily and with Thomas
of old exclaim : "My Lord and my
God," whose honor and glory,
it seems to me, should cause every
loyal Christian not only to refuse
to vote for Judge Taft who is
classed religiously with those that
deny the deity of our Lord ; but
to cast hisballot for Mr. Bryan
North Carolina Manufacturers.
na of the New York trade
journals carries a half page illus
tration of the Cannon Mills at
Concord, Karnapolis, China
Grove. Salisbury and Albemarle,
accompanied by an advertisement
of tbe cotton huck and Turkish
hv these mills. The
cUim is4nade by the Cannon
Mills that they are the largest
mannffLKtnrera of these eoo la in
(h. nnrlH a claim which can be
sue i .
no doubt, easily substantiated,
is claimed for the Cones,
Greensboro, that .they are the
largest manufacturers of denims
m the world.- The manufacturers
" iu North Carolina are making
rAfmtfttion for the State. Char
nn4.in PonVin vu afcrnncr nn
from a limb on the bank of the NO Spectacle After He IS Elected Of 15.- where he remained until medical
.1 Ann n .1 iu..ii u niHkk
lake for the fishing privileges of UUU Men urjing io,i nun in ruuwut.
which he had contended with the When Bryan is elected there
night-riders." The masked men be no sensational tirades
hen stepped back and opened on against men of wealth; The laws
he swinging body, riddling it wiH be enforced fairly and without
with bullets. Leaving the corpse bluster. There will be no favor
of Captain Rankin hanging on the itigm. No Mortons will be .white
bank of Reel Foot lake the waBhed, and other railroad men,
night-riders" took Colonel Tay- heg8 guilty, punished. No steel
or to another spot. Search near
Rankin's body has failed to reveal 00ntributive trusts will be ha
a trace of the murderers. Union rased. Everybody will get not
City, Tenn., dispatch, Oot. 20th." Lne promise of the gambling phrase
ADain prescription is printed
nnon each 25c. box. of Dr. Shoop
Pink Pain Tablets. Ask -your
Doctor er Druggist if this formula
ifl nnfe complete. Head pains, wo
manly pains, pains anywhere get
;n.i.nf rck Mot trnm a riuit inm
Tablet. Cornelison & Cook.
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
stitntional remedies. Deafness iB
canned bv an inflamed condition
of the mucous lining of the Eus
tachian Tube. When this tube is
assistance could be had. After he
had somewhat recovered he sum
moned help and arrested the
whole mob and they were lodged
in Anson county jail to await trial.
Later Mr. Trexler delivered the
cow to tne ' piaincm nere, mr.
Mr. Trexler showed one wound
1 A f ll
trust will be coddled while non- , , '
writ issued, J. E. Ewing, and Mr.
Ewins informs the writer that
there was an ugiy indenture of a
mouthful of teeth. Officer Trex
ler told Justice of the Peace
Ewing that his back was covered
With bloodshot spots caused by
being struck with rocks and also
by teeth wounds.
Mr, Trexler says that he doeB
not know whether or not the ne
groes were blue gummed, but he
knows that the bites make mighty
sore places." Albemarle special
to Charlotte Observer.
of a "square deal" but a fair
chance and equal rights and no
proscription of injury to business.'
We shall then have no such con
dition as the followipg described
in a preBS dispatch from Pittsburg
on the 8th day of February, 1908 :
"The cry of the umemployed
daily grows more distressing in
Pittsburg. There are 15,000 men
inflamed you have a rumbling idle, and the specter of tbe dread
sound or imperfect hearing, and ed soup nouses again maKes us
whn ,t, is entirely closed. Deaf- appearance, lne nrst soup nouse
result, and unless the
ness is 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, 0.
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for
will be opened by the Salvation
Army Monday morning, and un
lesa there is some radical and
prompt change for the better,
more piaoes oi tnis ona win oe
in demand before many days have
elapsed. The situation is not real
ly alarming, but it is bad enough.
Soup houses have been the dread
of the business men and civic
leaders, - and every effort has been
made to avoid them."
Subscribe to The Watchman quick
.Where Bullets Flew,
David Parker, of Fayette, N. Y.,
a veteran of the civil war, who lost
a foot at Gettysburg, says : "The
good Electric Bitters have doners
worth more than five hundred dol
lars to me. I spent much money
doctoring for a bad case of stom-
office Saturday five stalks of corn,
the five stalks containing 20 ears.
The ears are not large but are
sound and well grown. TheBe
stalks, Mr. Lippard says, are the
average from an acre which he
cultivated as an experiment
Many of the stalks contain seven
or eight ears and some have 12,
Mr. Lippard has one of the dem
onstration farms and he planted
three acres in corn, cultivating
according to the directions of the
national Department of Agricul
ture. From the acre planted in
the BiggB Prolific variety he cut
800 ears on the stalk for seed, and
then gathered 85 bushels addition
al. The entire product of the acre
is estimated at 90 odd bushels.
. Another acre was planted in the
ordinary variety of corn in com
mon use and 60 bushels were gath
ered from this.
On each of these acres Mr. Lip
pard put 300 pounds of commer
cial fertilizer and ten loads of cow
lot manure. Two hundred pounds
of the fertilizer were put on broad
oast with a drill and 100 pounds
were put in with the corn. The
fertilizer . and the deep plowing
and cultivation directed by the de
partment brought the corn. The
land, says Mr. .Lippard, is very
ordinary land, on which hereto
fore he had hardly been able to
make a half bale of cotton to the
Mr. Lippard cultivated a third
acre under the same regulations
without fertilizer. The acre is
bottom land and the corn has not
ach trouble, to little purpose. I
then tried Eleo ric Bitters, and been gathered. A fine yield is ex
they cured me. I now take them Dected, Statesville Landmark.
SS a bOniu, BUU ; Giiejr a.oep uio
atrnnor and well." 50c. at all druff
stores v The Watchman $1.00 per year.
who devotedly and revently ac
knowledges tha Lordship and God
head of our adorable Redeemer.
As for me, I would vote tor any
person of my party of any Chris
tian denomination, or, as to that
of none, if competent and patrioi"
ic and morally honest and sober
if he believes and acknowledges
that my saviour, Jesus Christ is
God : and I would not vote for
my own father were he the candl
date and dishonored Jesus of Naz
ereth by denying His Diety.
I raiBe no question in this arti
cle as to Judge Taft's intellectual,
moral and political qualifications
or the presidency of our country,
but appeal to loyal Christians to
vote against him simply because
he denies the Diety of our Lord
Jesus Christ. How can any Or
thodox Christian of any denomi
nation so dishonor his Lord and
Master I .
Mr. Bryan is the acknowlged
peer, it not -tne greariy superior,
of Judge Taft in. intellectual and
moral qualifications, while his de
vout and sacred faith in the Diety
of Jesus Christ, the very founda
tion of our holy Christianity.
which all Orthodox Christians of
any name believe is known to
A candid comparison of the two
religiously and otherwise, it seems
to me, will lead Orthodox Chris
tian citizens to decide, if the die
tates of conscience are followed, to
vote for the Orthodox Christian
Judge Taft's denial of Christ's
Diety should of istelf be a mighty
factor to defeat him the 3rd of
November. The Christian citi
zens of our beloved country will
surely decide, the contest so as
to honor, the Divine Lord
and Master by putting in the
presidential cnair a is loyal ser
J. N. STaLLINGS
Salisbury, N. C, Oct. 19,
STATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNrY.
ft . .
negro Mourned loss of 'Possum. Office
Seekers Should Not be Thin-Skinned.
Statesville Landmark. Oct. 20th.
Miss Janie Love, daughter of
Rev. and Mrs. W. Y. Love, arriv
ed home Saturday from Ciudad
del Miaz, Mexico. Miss Love is a
missionary of , the Associate Re
formed Presbyterian church in
Mexico. She has labored there
five years and this is her first visit
home since she became a mission
ary, ., While there have been quite a
number of cases of searkt fever
at the Barium Orphans' Home
since the disease mads its appear
ance among the children of the
Home some weeks ago, there are
row only three cases and one of
these is about well. All of the
cases have been very mild Every
effort to check the disease has
been made and it is not thought
that it will spread further.
John Haynes, colored, who con
ducts a small store at Rabbittown,
a negro suburb southeast of town,
reported to the officers Sunday
afternoon that he had been held
up at a point on the Salisbury
road Sunday morning by four or
five men, who pulled him from
his boggy and beat him until he
delivered to them about $4 and
an o'possum. The
oughly investigated yesterday by
Deputy Sheriff Ward, and the
latter is of the opinion that the
negro was drunk and lost his 'pos
sum and money in a row or other
wise. The negro has an ugly
wound on the side of Jiis head,
which he claims was inflicted bv
The scarlet fever, which is an
epidemic in Salisbury and other
points, has appnared in seven fam
ilies in Statesville. Two of the
families live on Race and Arm
field streets, in the same neighbor
hood, while another on the Boule
vard,: in ;the same section of the
eastBroAd street' and one - on
Stockton street.' -It is incohyen
ient to observe quarantine regu
tions, but only the strictest quar
antine can the spread of the dis
ease be prevented:
Officeholders are becoming en
tirely to sensitive. In New Jer
tey Saturday a criminal court
judge committed suicide because
of criticism of his conduct; with
in a year the chief of police of the
same town killed himself for a
similar reason, and only a few days
ago the register of deeds of Madi
son county, this State, committed
suicide, it is said because of re
ports circulated about him. Too
much cannot be said in denuncia
tion of the too prevalent habit of
circulating reports, affecting char
acter, with no foundation. But
a man who is not prepared to
stand almost any sort of criticism
has no business in public office.
Washington, -D. C, October 14,
1908.--Wanted 3,000 practical
farmers who would like to own
homes of their own. The govern
ment has nearly 200,000 acres of
and lying under the various irri
gation projects throughout the
West for which water will be
available next season. The farm
unit on these projects varies in
most cases from 40 to 60 acres of
irrigable land, depending upon
ocation. In many sections a
bract of grazing land has been in
cluded in the farm unit wherever
practicable, bringing the total up
to 160 acres.
The only charge for these farms,
besides the regular land offico fee
for filing, is the actual cost of get
ting water to them, and payment
may be made in ten annual installments,-without
These irrigation projects are
scattered over the entire arid re
gion, from Canada to the Mexican
line. In consequence, every va
riety of crop grown ?n the temper
ate zone can be raised under them.
If you would like a fruit or dairy
farm, a garden for market truck,
a tract for diversified farming, hog
or poultry raising, just write to
the statistican of the JJ . S. Re
clamation Service, Washington,
D. C, for particulars.