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THE FLOWERS CQUECTI08
A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs.
vol. iv. No. 60.
LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
Daniel Boon Cabin to be Rebuilt. Defeat
ed Candidates 6ive Thanks.
Lexington Dispatch , Nov. !5th .
One of the important cases here
last week in the civil court was
that of S. Goodman vs. the South
era Railway, iu which $15,000
damages was asked for injuries
sustained in a wreck in Virginia
several months ago. The jury
rendered a verdict of $1,800.
The plaintiff lives in Salisbury.
John Dean vs. Southern Rail
way was tried and jury -rendered
verdict in favor of defendant.
Dean lives at Salisbury and was
suing for $2,000 for alleged inju
ries received while in the employ
of the Southern at Spencer.
This ca3e was held to be an at
tempt to extort money not really
due the plaintiff. It is said that
he suffers from a loathsome dis
ease and that he was also bitten
by a dog which resulted in injuries
to him. Lawyer G. W. Garland,
who appeared for the plaintiff,
started a ripple when he asked to
change the wording from "right"
to "left" leg, as it was the left
and not the right limb that was
injured, the mistake being due to
"Why not just make it the hind
leg and be done with it?" asked
Judge Long, whereat there was
The Dispatch is able to state
this week that the new cotton mill
mentioned the other day is now
assured, And that aVut all of the
$125,000 of stock has boen sub
scribed. C. A. Hunt, Jr., who is
connected with the management
of the Wennonah mills , of this
place, is promoter of the inew in
dustry, and has successfully land
ed it. Local and New York capi
tal hav9 combined to secure the
mill, which means a lot t Lex
ington. , j
Lawyer J R, McCrary is taking
great interest in his proposed
Daniel Boone Memorial Associa
tion He proposes to get the
people interested and to ha the
Boone log cabin replaced on the
traditional site in Boone town
ship, and also he hopes to get
Philip Sowers to donate a sall
plot of ground at the place, to be
held by the association. Notice
has been made of the Boone deed,
signed by the old pioneer. Mr.
McCrary has this andMr. Sowers
has the Boone grant for land in
this section. There are other
relies that, taken together, would
make a valuable collection to be
put in the reconstructed cabin.
All who can should join in and
help make this proposition a suc
cess. Messrs. Wade H. Phillips and
Z. I. Walser, receivers, will sell
the Lexington Metal Bed Co.
property at public auction at the
court house door here next Satur
day, Nov. 28th, at 10 o'clock,
.G. W. Conrad, whose barn was
burned last week, places his loss
at between two thousand and
twenty-five hundred dollars.
This was indeed a hepvy loss, and
Mr. Conrad, who is one of our best
citizens, has the sincere sympathy
of all his friends.
Tomorrow E. A. Rothrock, de
feated democratic candidate for
county treasurer, will entertain
at turkey for the defeated candi
dates of bis party.-This rather
unique occasion will be greatly
enjoyed by Mf . Rothrock's fellow
candidates. Never was such a
gobbler as will grace the board at
Mrs. Jefferson J. Hedrick,
mother of J. J. Hedrick, assistant
postmaster here, is in serious con
dition at her borne in the country
as the result of a fall in which a
fracture of the right hip was sus
tained. Mrs. Hedrick is 72 years
of age, which Aggethej with the
fact that she is very fleshy, weigh
ing 250Lpounds, is much against
Monday morning Earl Palmar
and little girl, while driving near
Becks church, were the victims of
- a collision, and as a result both
are seriously hurt. A team of
JUNIORS ELECT OFFICERS.
This Flourishing Srtfer Get Some Good
Material in the Lodge Chairs.
The following are the officers
elected in the different lodges of
the Junior Order, named : ,
Spencer Council No, 74: Past
Councilor, Rev J MDunaway ; C,
J W Parks ;?V C, W H Burton ; R
S, J E Council ; A R S, G Steele;
F S, R H Kluttz ; Treas, CH Vun
cannon; Conductor, J J feEagle;
Warden, Eli fcink ; I S, D L Par
ker; O S, A C Iddings; Trustees
for eighteen months, J A Vaughan ;
Chaplain, W B Reid ; Representa
tive to State Council, Rev J M
Dunaway ; Alternate, J A Vaugh
an. Winona Council No. 18 : Karl
A Leutz, Jr P C ; W M Daniels, C ;
Dr L S Fox, VC;TD Brown, R
S; Locke McKeazie, Asst R S;
W A Brandon, F S; C H Swink,
Treas ; J Q Wertz, Con ; H I Earle,
W; Harry Plummer, I S; S D
Ribelin, O S ; L W Blackwelder,
Chap.; A M Rice, trustee; L W
Blackwelder, representative State
Council, C H Swink, alternate.
East Salisbury Council No"88:
Jr P C, E R Cress; C, J H Keeler;
V C, David Crowell ; R S, Geo O
Kluttz; Asst R S, J G, Reaves ; F
S, A A McCormack ; Treas, Geo O
Kluttz : Conductor, Ben Plummer ;
Warden, B A Meredith; I S, John
Morgau ; O S, H R Leazer ; Chap
lain, D A Safnt ; Trustee 18
Chestnut Hill Council No. 26:
Jr P C, JE Holshouser, G, D T
Sides ; V C, A P Hartline ; Chap
lain, Rev J A Heilig; R S, J W
Kesler; A R S, J G Brawley ; F S,
J W Trexler ; Treas, M A Corl ;
Warden, W F Sides ; Conductor,
J A Hoffman ; I S, H S Liven
good ; O S, J J Peck ; Trustee, F I
Morgan; Representative State
Council three years, J W Kesler.
Pretty Severe, but Largely True.
There are many things that the
legislators could do that would be
of benefit to the people, but they
will be the last people to think
about it. Durham Herald.
Yes ; if members of the Legis
lature who are capable of doing
so would give some time and
thought to the public welfare they
could find much to do of benefit.
For instance the man who will
devise a method to secure a prop
er and just assessment of property
for taxation a method that will
make all property bear its just
proportion of the public burdens
would be a public benefactor.
But the appointment of a politi
cal heeler to a job, or the passage
ol some special act for the benefit
of a favored few, will take so
much time that the problems
which call for real statesmanship
will be allowed to go.
mules belonging to Dave Swing
ran into the Palmer team and Mr.
Palmer was knocked out his
wagon. The team ran over the
little girl and bruised her badly.
A horrible story comfs from
Bombay to tne enect tnat a
family of people, whose names
The Dispatch has not learned,
have been drinking milk from a
cow that went mad last week, and
have been eating pork that there
is reason to believe had the poison
in it when the hog was killed, as
another hog, in the same pen, has
gone mad. Not long ago a mad dog
which passed through the commui
ty bit animals right and left. The
family in question is very much
wrought up, as they naturally
would be under the circumstances.
Chief John B. Hayarorth left
yesterday for Alexandria,' Va., at
the request of Grant Hiatt, whose
stepdaughter, Miss Jennie Sink,
aged 17 years, ran away Saturday.
Mr. Hiatt came to town to enlist
the aid cf the authorities, and
was advised by them. They got
into communicaaion with the offi
cials at Alexandria, and thec-young
lady was taken into custody Sun
day, and is with the local branch
of the Salvation army. There is
no known reason for the runaway,
and the young lady's act puzzled
and worried heriamily quite a lot.
PROHIBITION FIGHT JUST BEGUN.
Rev. Davis Makes Strong Address in the
Court House Friday Night.
Rev. R. L. Davis, superintend
ent of the North Carolina Anti
Saloon League made a splendid
address in the court house here
Friday night to a splendid audi
ence composed of ladies and gen
tlemen. Rev. Davis' subject was
How to Kill "Bhnd-Ttgers," and
he handled it well. He said that
the fLht in North Carolina had
just begun, that only the first
step had been taken, the next step
being the enforcement of the law.
He dwelt on this some time. He
did not claim that every man who
voted wet would either violate or
persuade some one else to violate
the law. He thoughtthat the peo
ple generally were law-abiding and
the trouble would come from on
ly a few, who generally, disregard
ed all law. He said the first re
quisite for disposing of "blind
tigerB" was to let them alone, re
fuse to patronize them, and thus
take from them their occupation,
and, secondly, to see toi tbat
the right kind of officers are put
in authority and then assist them
to do their duty. He thought it
best not to worry so much about
the retailing done by some old
negro, who has been persuaded in
to the business, but look after the
big game, the fellow who wears
broadcloth and a beaver hat. He
thought if such were caught and
given exact justice, two years on
the chain gang or five years in
the pen, that if the "blind tiger',
did not go out of business he
would find trade powerfully dull.
He said that there were plenty of
ways to ascertain where whiskey
was being sold and that if the
right kind of officers are in au
thority they will have no trouble
in. running down violators ot tne
law, that a violator of a prohibi
tion law was just as much a crimi
nal as any one else and that he
should be caught and given the sa me
treatment, and he was everlasting
ly right. The great majority has
declared for the law and their
rights and wishes will be upheld.
He said, further, that it was
the prerogative of the American
voters to make and unmake presi
dents, governors, sheriffs, mayors,
solicitors and aldermen, and when
public servants failed to do their
duty, as they are sworn to do, then
take the first opportunity to re
move them and put men in office
who will live up to their oath.
Among other points Rev. Davis
made are the following.
1. What's a "blind tiger?"
Ans. : A plac where liquor is
sold without license.
2. What sort of citizen will
sell liquor without license? Ans. :
A bad citizen, for he violates the
law to do it. Therefore he is to
be classed with the rugae, the
safe cracker and other criminals,
3. Which is the worst enemy
t3 a community, a horse thief,
safe cracker or a "blind tiger?"
Ans.: A "blind tiger," for while
the others steal money and horses,
he steals character.
4. Why ought fathers be more
anxious to kill "blind tigers" than
to catch horse thieves br&safe
crackers 1 Ans : Because their
sons are more valuable than their
horses or their money.
5. Whose business is it to kill
"blind tigers?" Ans.: The of
ficers of the law. Their oath of
office pledges them to enforce the
law, which is their only duty.
6, Name some of thees officers.
Ans.: Tbe governor, judges, so
licitors, jurymen, sheriffs, magis
trates, constables, policemen and
7. Whatt instrument do they
use in prohibiting crime? Ans, :
8. Does law enforced prohibit
all crime? Ans. : No, but re
duces it to a minimum.
9. W hat ought an officer do
who says he can't enf&rce the law,
and therefore doe's not try? Ans
He ought to resign as he is placed
in office for this one purpose, and
has taken an oath to do it.
10. Suppose he doesn't resign,
what can you say of him? Ans. :
He is dishonest, for he has made
O., .Wednesday, 'November 2nd, 1908.
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Some Advantages of Electricity to Farmers.
OivejM Quarters to the Editors.
Stanly Enterprise, Nov. 86th. :
Frank; M. Boyett killei two hogs
the othr day that weighed 902
i - . -
'" D. FEarker took 72 pounds of
honey from one stand several days
ago. Who can beat that?.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. SwtBk and
Children, of China Grove, were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Hor
ton a few days this week.
Doctor Montgomery Ross died.
at the home of his son, Green D.
Ross, in. North Albemarleon Mon
day niglit at 8 o'clock. Aged
about 73 years.
Somewhat definite and encour
aging nsws has been received here
to the effect .that the large sana
torium ecntlv referred to in our
columns will be built at Albe
marle. The parties will be here
in a tev days to effect plans and
If you are superstitious about
the number 13 you had better give
us your quarter dollars, for on
on each one are 18 stars, 13
letters in the soroll of the eagle's
beak, 13 leaves on the olive branch.
13 arrow heads, 13 letters in the
words "quarter dollar." Now it's
not safe to keep them, so just
bring them in and get credit on
your subscription for Jihe full
The farmers' union in this coun
ty did the thing expected. It
pasae'd . "resolutions condemning
night-riders in no uncertain terms.
The writer of the article in our
paper Jast week took pride in the
record of the union through the
last cauipaigu, in that it held it
self free from politics. This is
true. A ud it is to be hoped that
at no time will lead itself to po
litical purposes for reasons ar'sing
within itself. .
Anticipate g the advent of elec
tricity into our county, to be fur
nished by the Southern Power
Company, a study of its conve
niences to rural sections shows
that it offers many advantages to
farmers. C. C. Moore, who is in
terested in securing rights of way
for the company in this county,
tells us that John Clanton, a farm
er livinig in Mecklenburg county,
eaw the advantages offered, and
had a private wire connected with
his farm. He now gets power to
pump water, run washing ma
chines, feed cuttar, saw machine,
and other machinery besides
lights for his home. This all goes
to show that the farmer is getting
to be more and more a monarch
of all he surveys, and that he can
have the conveniences of city while
enjoying the pleasures of rural life.
an oath to do a certain thing and
receives compensation for doing
that thing, and yet he is not try
ing to do it.
11. Iu such a case what ought
the people to do? Ans. : Set him
aside at the next election for not
doing his sworn duty and elect
some one who has respect for his
oath of office, and manhood to do
Mr. Davis said that the Bhot that
killed Carmack also sounded the
d6ath knell of the whiskey forces
in Tennessee. He said prohibi
tion woulcybe a verity there with
in two years, in Virginia in three
years and that a national anti-jug
law would be the next step in the
great movement now sweeping
over tha country.
A Queer Bequest.
The feeling entertained by the
late George D. Wolf, of Sommer
dale, a suburb of this city, toward
Charles W Wenzel, his son-in-law,
is shown in the following para
graph in his will, which was ad
mitod to probate today :
"Fifty cents be paid to my son-in-law,
Charles W. Wenzel, a na
tive of Huntingdon, Pa., to enable
him to buy a good, stout rope
with which to hang himself."
Mr Wolf left an estate valued
at $i0l500.Philadelphia Dis-patch.
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
Barn Burned, An Old Lady Dies, Boy's Leg
Broken and a Fox Caugh.
Concord Times Nov. 23-86.
- Mrs. Sandy Lipe died yestsrday
at her home near Ebenezer
cljurch, in Rowan county, and
thejxdy was interred there to
The infant of O. T. Crouch,
who lives near Graded School No.
2, was found dead in bed this
morning. Itjwas four months old.
The barn of Robert Bost, in No.
11 township, was burned to the
greund last Saturday morning
about ;5 o'clock. Two cows
perishad in the flames, but the
mules were gotten out in safety.
About 100 bushels of corn and
some ffcrm implements were also
destroyed. It is "not known how
the fire started. Mr. Bost was
away from home at the time.
Messrs. George Montgomery,
David Fowlkes, W. A. Foil, Leon
ard Brown, James Walthall, Bob
Patterson and James Brown went
out this morning at 4:30 o'clock
to hunt foxes in No. 4. They
jumped a fox about 8 o'clock, and
after running him about 45 min
utes caught him near Trinity
Chuich. It was a young fox, but
nearly grown. In the fight with
the animal one of the dogs was
right badly hurt.
Alfred H, Sapp, of Nr. 6 town
ship, will be elected keeper of the
County Home at the first meeting
of th Republican board of county
commissioners December 7. This
has been definitely decided upon,
and Mr. Sapp will take 'charge
next Monday, the present keeper,
Jno. W. Cook, desiring to retire
at once to attend to his mercan
tile business. There were several
other applicants for the place, but
Mr. Sapp gets the plum. j
Early Watson, the seven-year-old
son of J, H. Watson, got his leg
broke last Friday afternoon. He
was trying to climb into the rear
of a passing wagon, when his leg
got caught in one of the wheels,
causing it to be broken. The
driver stopped the wagon as soon
as possible, and carried the little
fellow to his home. A physician
was at once summoned and set
the limb. Both bones are broken,
but the little fellow is getting
along as well as could be expected.
Constable S.J, Hartsell yester
day brought to town Harvey
Witherspoon, colored, held for
carrying weapons and assault.
He was sent to jail in default of
The children of the graded
Bchool yesterday contributed $21
as a thanksgiving offering for the
poor. This fund is kept by the
Lschool to use in relieving the poor
of the city as needed.
Shep Gilmer and Frank Brad
shaw escaped from the chain gang
last Monday. Both were trusties.
Gilnm "was the negro who was
convictedf holding up two young
men near R. V. Caldwell's last
A Btranger was on our streets
yesterday exhibiting a patent har
ness, which has no traces, and is
hitched to a buggy with no single
tree. In case of run away thy
horse can be released from the
Rev. Jno. C. Kilgo, paesrdent
of Trinity College, will address a
temperance mass-meeting at the
Central graded school here next
Sunday night at 7:30 o'clock.
Much interest is being manifested
in this meeting, and a large au
dience is expected. It is probable
that Dr. Kilgo will preach Sunday
morningat 11 o'clock at Central
District Deputy, C. B. Webb,
of Salisbury, spent Monday night
here, having met with Lodge No.
25. Jr. O. U. A. M. He lectured
to the lodge and inspected the
standiog, etc. Council No. 49 was
invited'to the meeting and a social
session was held in which, mem
bers of both lodges and a number
of visiting brethren participated.
Refreshments were served and the
evening was much enjoyed.-
What Has Been Going On in Rowan's
Temple of Justice,
Below will be found a synopsis
of the work in the Superior dourt :
In the case of Chas Overcash,
who was found guilty, and who
took French leave while the jury
was deciding what to do with him,
his wife put up $50 to settle his
In the stealing cases against
"Dog Eye" Johnson and his wife,
both were conyicted. The former
gets 30 months on the chain gang
and his better half 18 months.
Claborn Sims, of Charlotte,
who attacked Policeman Parker
at the Southern passenger station
with a knife, was found guilty and
sentenced to six months on the
roads. His sentence would have
been longer but for the fact that
Capt. Parker asked for the mercy
of the court for the defendant.
Sims has a wife and little child,
who were in Salisbury Monday.
Pleading guilty to the charge
of fornication and adultery Will
and Mary Bady got six months
each in jail. Will Bady got thir
ty days additional after pleading
guilty to an assault with a deadly
The shoplifters, Frank and
Maggie Brown, were found guilty.
The man got two years and his
wife got twelve months.
Nick Johnson and Agnes Atkins
charged with larceny were acquit
ted, Alexander ' Ramseur was
cenvicted of this charge and sen
tenced for two years.
Charleston and; Tom Wilson
pleaded guilty to carrying con
cealed weapons and four months
each on the roads.
In the case against John A.
Whitland, James Cotten and John
Stephens charged ivith an affray,
Stephens was not on trial. The
other two defendants pleaded
guilty. Whitland was given six
and Cotten two months.
Mary Allison, Gaorge Setzer,
Espie Gibson, Floyd Gibson and
Arthur Lindsay were tried for as
sault with a deadly weapon. Mary
Allison and Georgo Setzer were
acquitted while Espie Gibson,
Floyd Gibson and Arthur Lind
say were convicted. Espie and
Floyd Gibson got six months each
and Lindsay two months.
John Hooper was found guilty
John Click, against whom a bill
for burglary was tendered, tender
ed a "plea of guilty of larceny
which was accepted and he was
sentenced to five years on the
Ernest Williams, cenvicted of
housebreaking received a sentence
of 12 months.
Thomas Harris, charged with
fraud, was acquitted.
Gert Baker, who stole a quanti
ty of linen from the Hotel Van
derford, was convicted and sen
teuced for seven months.
William Montgomery, indicted
for assault with intent to rape
was found guilty of a simple as
On yesterday, November 2d, at
noon, the real estate, machinery
and entire holdings of the Odell
Manufacturing Company were
sold at public auction to the high
est bidder for cash. The sale was
made by Caesar Cone, who was iu
January, 1907, appointed receiver
of the company, and took place
in front of the company's office.
The total amount realized on the
sate of all the nroporty was $175,
544. All of this jBxcept $748.50
was bid off for the creditors by
Mr. Deckert. This sale will be at
once reported to the United States
Court, Judge Jas. E. Boyd presid
ing, at Greensboro, on Monday,
December 7, for confirmation, at
which time and place any person
interested in the said property as
aforesaid, will have an opportu
nity to be heard of, or in opposi
tion to the confirmation of the
same; and they ae-expected to
attend, if they so desire, without
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H. Stewart, Editor.
STATESYiLLE AND IREDELL COUNTY.
A Successful Baby Show. 15 Cars Demol
ished in Wreck at Gonger.
Statesville Landmark. Nov. 2427.
T. R. Osborne, a merchant of
Loray, six miles north of Statee-
ville, on the Taylorsville railroad,
died at his home this morning at
4:20, in his 41st year. He Bad
(been;jyS, feeble health for several
years ana'recently his condition
Mrs. Delia Jenkins, wife of
Robert W. Jenkins, died Saturday
morning at the home of her pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ben
son, corner Eighth street and
Charlotte avenue, death resulting
from severe attack of yneumonia.
The bazaar and baby show,
given at the .court house Friday
afternoon by the Race Street
Methodist church, was a success
in every particular. The bafrf
show, which was given in the au
ditorium of the court house from
3 :30 to 5 under the direction of
Miss Laura Lazenby, was the
event of the afternoon, .bout 40
babies, all under two years of age
and a few more boys than girls.
were put on exhibition by motherB
and nurses. All ef the little ones
were dressed in dainty clothing
and the "show" was indeed a
While making a purchase in a
local business house a few days
ago, the Jwife of Mack Steele,
colored, laid down her, purse,
containing $2 50, while she paid
for a purchase. When she turn
ed to pick up the purse it was
gone. Three colored men were
standing near and it is believed
that one of them got the purse.
The woman charged them with
the theft and .the one suspected
What is known as the McLel
land Bchoolhouse, located near W.
E, Morrison's three miles north of
town, was destroyed by fire a few
nights ago. The buildings and
furnishings were valued at from
$300 to $400, The fire is suppos
ed to haye been started by a
tramp who was Bleeping in the
The scarlet fever continues to
spread. The last case reported is
Sarah Nooe, the little daughter of
Mrs. R. E. Nooe. It is feared
that children with mild cases,
where a physician has not been
called, go to the graded school
and the disease in some instances
is distributed from there.
The freight train which was
wrecked at the CoDger crossing,
five miles east of Statesville, Tues
day morning at 8:56 o'clock, was
west-bound No. 73, with Conduc
tor H. L. Tomlin, of Asheville, in
charge, Engineer R L James at
the throttle of the regular engine
of train and Engineer Morris at
the throttle of the second engine.
The wreck was caused by a broken
rail ard 15 cars left the track.
The tender of the second engine
turned over, the cars were piled.ln
a heap and most of them demol
ished beyond repair. There were
five oil tank' cars and the tanks of
two or three of these were not bad
ly injured. The others were load
ed box cars and their contents
werH either badly damaged or
totally ruined. The track was
torn up for about 100 yards and
the wreck was one which will cost
the Southern thousands of dollars.
Fortunately there was no one on
the portion of train which left the
track and no one was hurt. A
pony and some chickens were
Coughs that are tight, or dis
tressing tickling coughs, get quick
and certain help from Dr. Shoop's
Cough Remedy. On this account
Druggists everywhere nre favoring
Dr. ShDop's Cough Remedy. And
it is entirely free from Opium,
Cloroform, or any other stupefy
ing drug. The tender leaves of a
harmless lung-healing mountain-;.,
ous shrub give to Dr. Shoop'a
Cough Remedy its cur itive prop
erties. T&ose leaves have the pow
er to calm the most distressing
Cough, and to soothe and heal the
most sensitive bronchial mem
brane. Mothersj should, for safe
ty's sake alone,! always demand
Dr. Shoop's. It can with perfect
freedom be givpn to even the
youngest babes. Test it once your
self and see I Sold by Cornelison