A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of thPeople and' for Honesty in Governmental Affairs
Vol. IV. No. 51.
RESULT OF THE 1908 ELESTION.
Great Gains In Democratic Strength.. Chair
nan Eller's Comment on the Returns.
Gain in Democratic vote on
the State ticket oyer the vote in
Over the vote in 1904, 16,341.
Glenn received in 1904, 128,761
MoNeill received in 1906, 123,
Kitchin received in 1908, 145,
The State ticket carried in the
Fifth district by 1,875 majority.
The State ticket lost the Eighth
district by 903 majority.
The State ticket-lost the Tenth
district by 134 majority .
Except on presidential years,
jfche 8th district is Democratic.
Barring a collossal corruption
fond, the 10th district is safely
Democratic. Apart from local and
personal contests, that may come
to any party at any time, the 5th
district is a rock-ribbed strong
hold of Democracy and' will re
The Republican vote this year
is a mere spurt. It is abnob
ical and cannot be maintained.
It was their last opportunity to
fool and frighten the illiterate
vote about the sufferage amend
ment. It was their last and gold
en opportunity to practice du
plicity in regard to both railroad
and prohibition legislation. It
was their year to use" the power of
commercialism in politics to
frighten the honest and timid and
to purchase the purchasable.
The Democratic gain this year,
-great as it appears, is normal,
and will be maintained. The
Democratic party is accustomed
to cast a large vote each election,
- because it has worthy measures and
men to be voted for. Not so with
'the Republicans. Since 1896 thous-
to-vote because they had no stom
ach for their party. This time
they were able to sit up and take
their medicine even in company
with a large increase of the brother-in-black.
The Democrats have taken no
tice and are glad to know just
what the utmost strength of their
opponents ib. They are glad for
the people of North Carolina to
know that they are safe so loDg
as the true Democracy remams
true, true to principle, true to
party unity- and true at the bal
lot box. They are glad for the
people to be reminded how easily
the benefits of white supremacy
can be lost, lost irreparably the
moment the negroes present them
selves to their old allies in charge
of the registration and election
The chief boast of the Repub
licans is that Bryan's majority is
only 22,843. In 1900 it was only
24,000, with a much smaller vote
than he received this year. Judge
Parker had a larger majority in
1904, but his vote that year was
124,111. Mr. Bryan's vote this
year is 136,927, a gain for Mr.
Bryan on the presidential vote of
What hope for Republicans or
fear for Democrats springs from
the see-saw record of the the 8th
and 10th districts? Examine the
1904 Republican .
What Republican is so bold as
to count on victory ; what Demo
crat so timid as to fear defeat in
the Legislature with the following
table before him?
Year. Senate. House. Joint.
39 101 140 Dem.
1900 8 17 25 v Rep.
8 2 5 Pop.
43 103 146 Dem.
1902 6 17 23 Rep.
V 1 Ind.
1904, 44 99 143 Dem.
6 21 27 Rep.
1906 46 98 144 Dem.
4 22 26 Rep.
. - ' i .
1908 41 95 136 Dem.
9 25 84 Rep.
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Visits His Old Home. Promotlonlor Cot
ton Mill Superintendent.
Concord Times Nov. 80th.
f I. B. Coviheton. formerly of
Concord, who has been for somo
time superintendent of the Mt.
Holly Cotton Mill, has been pro
moted to general superintendent
of this arid the Alboin Mills at
The barn of C. J, Deal of Lan
dis,- was burned early Saturday
morning aud in the fire two cows
and a quantity of roughness were
burned. The opinion is that the
fire was caused by tramps Bleeping
in the barn that night.
Rev. C. W. Belk, pastor of the
Presbyterian church of Albemarle,
has tendered his resignation, the
pastorate to close December 31,
1908. This was done in order
that Mr. Belk might accept the
office of general evangelist in the
Synod of North Carolna.
Chas. J. Litakgr, of No. 11
township, and Miss Magdalene
Messamer, of No. 9, were married
November 24th. The ceremony
was performed at the St. John s
parsonage by Rev. V. Y. Boozer.
H. W. Castor, of No. 5 town
ship, who has been ill for some
time, was again stricken with pa
ralysis last wik. and his condi
tion is serious.
R. B. Williams and Miss Lottie
Ferreil, Forest Hill,' were married
last night, the ceremony being per
formed by Rev. W. L. Hutchins.
' George H. Cress, of Fillmore,
111., arrived here from that State
last Friday on a visit to relatives
and friends. Mr. Cress' father,
the late Eli Cress, took him to
Illinois in 1855 when he was was
only a year bla'areame tack
to his native county six years ago
fortbe first time. He is a nephew
of Sandy Cress, and Mrs. John
Boger, of No. 6, is his aunt. Mr.
Cress will be in this section about
two months before returning to
Ralph Alexander, of No. 8
township, met with a serious acci
dent last Saturday afternoon
about 3 :30 o'clock, which result
ed in the loss of one eye. He was
engaged in putting a washer on
the slide of Mb buggy, and was
using 4 his knife to fasten it in
place. In some way the knife
slipped or the leather broke, his
knife point striking him in his
left eye- Mr. Alexander jumped
from the buggy, eslaiming to hig
brother: "I've cut my eye outl"
He immediately started for his
home, but before he got there the
eye had gone out. Dr. Bell, of
MooreBville, was teleponed for,
and reached there about 8:30.
After making examination Dr.
Bell thought it best to take him
to a hospital. He was according
ly at once taken to Charlotte,
where, au opreation was performed
Sunday morning. We are glad
to know that Mr. Alexander is
doing as well as could b- expect
ed. He is very popular in his
community, and his many friends
will much regret to hear of his
Early last Tuesday morning a
boy 17 years old, whose name is
withheld, letnrned to Dr. W. L.
Ezell the motor and hand pieces
stolen from the latter's office Mon
day morning. Dr. Ezell refused
to receive it until the boy's father
oame with him. '. The boy says he
stole the motor because he wanted
to experiment with it. He had
a pocket full of keys to fit almost
any door. He says he entered
Dr. Ezell's office about 6 o'clock
Monday -moning- and stole the
Thos. A. Barry and Co., of
Richmond, have been awarded the
contract for the macadam and
concrete work" on ' the driveway
from South Main street to the Na
tional cemetery. It is stated that
arrangements are being made by
the firm mentioned, to begin work
at an early date.
Horrible Murder Committed
v of East Durham.
News was received at Spencer
last Thursday -morning, of sthe
brutal and oowardlv murder of
Engineer Fred Holt, at East Duf
The engineer was' pulling i
freight train from Spencer to Sel
ma and stopped at the coal shute
in East Durham to get a supply of
coal. His fireman wasT. R. Tay
lor, a white man, who with Mr
Holt, lived at Spencer. The coal
ing being finished and the engine
having been oiled up Mr. Holt was
in his cab looking after his lubri-
oators. Suddenly Taylor heard a
shot and looking, around saw the
engineer fall. Taylor saw a man
with a shotgun making off from
the coal chute, but was not able
to say whether or not he was a
white man. He at once called for
help and physicians were hastily
summoned. Every thing possible
was done for the victim of the as
sassin but be died about an hour
after being shot. An examination
by the physicians showed that
something like one hundred shot
had entered the left side, near the
The remains of Mr. Holt were
brought to Spencer Thursday
night and were met at the depot
by a large number of friends and
When the news was broken to
the widow of the slain engineer
there was a scene which can bet
ter be imagined than described. A
daughter lay ill at home and was
in a very critical condition. Anx
iety for her 'safety caused the
stricken wife and mother to exer
cise all her self-control and she
bore up quite bravely later under
the terrible blow.
Engineer Holt had been in the
service of the railroad company
since boyhood and was a valued
and trusted employe. He leaves
four brothers, three of whom were
in Durham as soon as possible af
ter the sad news reached them.
There has been a number of
conjectures as to the motive of the
murderer, but it is generally be
lieved that the act was committed
by some one whose enmity the
slain engineer had incurred in
some unknown way. The deceased
had the reputation of being a gen
ial, jolly, good-natured man and
his friends are at sea as to the
cause of the murder.
The Power of the Presldeeot ot the United
UPON WHOM CAN EE RELY ?
(1) Upon all army and navy
officers who hope for distinction,
promotion and larger pay.
(2) Upon all who for various
reasons enlist in our armies and
navies, where they can assure good
pay and life pensions when dis
abled, (3) Upon all army and navy
contractors' who Bupply our arm
ies and navies with guns, ships
and all army and navy supplies to
the extent of hundreds of millions
' (4) Upon a great standing army
of it may be two hundred thous
and office holders scattered all
over our country, in every city
and town, who are anxious to re
tain their offices and ready to use
every effort . through the press,
public meetings, dinners, speeches
and otherwise to sustain the ad
ministration which sustains them,
Probably no man in the world
(unless it be the Czar of Russia)
has greater power than our Presi
dent in time of war.
Would it not be a wise provision
of law to limit the presidential
office to one term of four years?
GEO. T. ANGELL
We are inclined to a second
term when a president performs
faithfully and well the duties of
hir office, but believe that Lis
power should either be abridged or
qualified by congressional co
operation. Soma measures should
be adopted that would prevent
this great office being used as
political asset dnring a
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A Horrible Murder Committed Near Town
N. O,, Wednesday, December 9th, Id08.
Tha 1 'Hind I lftor - M
I Mill lliua. kuj. iwnutii . .
The Dispatch?aafpletftyof 2,
3-and 5-yeair ;iib"i"nions paid'
up, and quite, a iipmber of ; ten
years, but potuni tne recent
cf-ntest aid it get ope-paia up. tor
20 years. This takthe cake. '
Mrs. Jefferson Ji Hedrick, of
the county, who jfuained a. fract
ure of the hip laswwx in falling,
is setting along, mceir and is not
son, J. J. Mearie
ton, spent Sunday' 3fttli
Cotton has been pouring into
town for the last wlf&. The price
remains around 9 pSs.. Perhaps
more is being ginn$xt this time
than last year. TiiMcOtton organ
izations are doingf utmost to
keep farmers fromtiling until
the price goes higher,'-
The number of oijdollar bills
is so great that tmf tee being
packed up in baledjke hay, in
Lexington. Nobody ever saw as
many before. Th&tpog up mon
ey drawers, choke c"sa registers,
bulge in pockets. If it keeps up,
one will be forced tojtoad his mon
ey In to a wheelbarrow when he
goes to market, as -they do in
China, and other places. You
may think this is overdrawn, but
you are solemnly asji'red that the
half has not been t6Id. Dollar
bills stick out of tbe,r roofs and
windows of the ban Where did
they all come from? l jtome.felldw
says they alius followj-an election.
" .'f';.' . ...
Tha knitting millfoplding has
been repaired and rTpleted, but
contrary to reports palished , the
house will not be used. ak least at
he present," for a ,"Mhj5tmiil.
The Peacock Couch5jpaoyy iupw
ing hall on North 2tfJ street, is
figuring on taking the place.
J. R Stone, of Thomasville
owuship, mot with bad luck
Thursday as he was getting out of
bis buggy. His foot caught and
he fell to the ground, dislocating
acd splintering his left arm. He
has been suffering great pain, but
apprehends no serious injury to
the limb. His friends hope that
he will soon be well.
It was reported that Jordan
Shutt, a farmer in the Arcadia
section of this county, was robbed
last week t f $300, that it was tak
en from his house, and that a
strange white man was suspected
of having crept into the kitchen
and secured the money; but a
thorough investigation revealed
the fact that the money had slip
ped down behind a bureau, and it
was swiftly recovered There are
three banks in Lexiugton where
moths and thieves and anxiety are
In the Dean -case against the
Southern, a new trial will be ask
ed i'u the ground that the remark
of Judge Long about the "hind
leg'' was prejudicial to the case.
It will be remembered that Attor
ney Garland asked leave to change
the wording of the complaint so
that the plaintiff's injuries would
be set forth as bein sustained on
the left leg instead of the right, as
was stated in the complaint a
mistake due to the stenographer,
.Tudgo Long asked humorously,
why not make it the hind leg and
be done with it. Hence the ap
peal. A Fine Corn Crop.
A Shiloh man tells The Land
mark that J. A. L. Deal, of that
township, made this year 1,120
bushels of sound corn on 28 acres
an average of 40 bushels per
acre without the use of fertilizer.
The yield is a fine one au un
usual one without the use of ferti
lizer. Mr. Deal attributes his
success to deep plowing. He
plowed the land thoroughly and
deep before the corn was planted.
After the planting there was no
more plowing, only the cultiva
tor being used. The result justi
fies all that can be said in favor
of deep plowing. Statesville
Boiler 6oes to Pieces Suddehli and Con
- i sideranlr Damage is Done.n -
At 12:80 o'clock today a boiler
exploded at the ginnery and saw
mill: of Ed. Goodman, located just
beyond Cold Water Creek at the
Dan Cook jplace, - when Lloyd
Haynes, the young sou of Mr. and
Mrs, Will Haynes. of No. 5 town
shiw, waB fatally injured and the
engine, boiler and shed under
which it was placed were blown
mr. Arooaman ana . young
Haynes were at the engine prepar
ing to start np after taking the''r
nonday. lunch, and while Mr.
Goodman was under the gin plac
ing a belt, young Haynes was at
the engine turning the driving
wheel with his hands, in order to
assist in getting the belts regulat
ed. A leak sprung in the front
end of the boiler, and before eith
er of the men realized the situa
tion, the big steam, death-dealing
machine rosa up from its bed and
with an explosion that was heard
for a mile distant, leaped through
space a distance of one hundred
and fifty feet, totally wrecking
the shed under which it had been
placed and scattering the brick
foundation for several hundred
yards to the east and south of the
site, covering the hillside with de
bris and steam pipes, fixtures, etc., I
and at the same time imbedding:
the young man Havnes in the
brick wall with his head pinioned
against the driying wheel at which
he was at work.
The boy waB taken from the
wreck and it was found that his
left leg, from just below the knee
down was broken and mashed in
to a pulp, his right leg broken just
below the thigh and his left arm
had been splintered and broken in
one or more places. He was con
veyed to the. homeolMf Anther
Neilser, where he" is-" now lying Ja
a dying condition, bleeding inter
nally and threatened with conges
tive chills. It is said that the
young man cannot live many
hours, if he is not dead before the
paper goes to press.
The shed in which the boiler
had been placed is a complete and
total wreck, and the pine grove
thirty to one hundred feet north
of the site is blackened with the
steam that snouted from the
broken pipes as the big mass of
iron took its flight through the
Mr. Goodman has been operat
ing the ginnery for several months
and Haynes was retained there as
a helper. Brown Bostian and
Henry Barnhardt were at the gui
at the time of the explosion, but
were on the upper side of the gin
and did not come in ontact with
any of the flying mass of timber
and fixtures that were scattered
broadcast over the field. Had not
Haynes been between the engine
and boiler, he would have been
blown into eternity-instantly.
A force of hands who had been
operating a wood saw at the lower
end and directly in the path of
the big boiler, had knocked off
for dinner and had not returned
to work when the explosion occur
red. There were five of them at
work there this morning and all
were to have returned after the
dinner hour to resume work.
The boiler was an old one aud
had been in use for probably 20
years, having been used by the
late Joe Misenheimer. who died
from the effects of steam escaping
from the same boiler in 1893.
Mr. Goodman stated to a Tri
bune man that there was not a
heavy head of steam on at the
time, only about ninety pounds
being registered, and the accident
was. due almost entirely to the
giving away of the front parts,
which had been burnt out Con
cord Tribune, Dec. 3rd.
This is Worth Reading.
Leo F. Zelinski, ef 68 Gibson
St., Buffalo, N. Y , "I cured the
most annoying cb.d sore I ever
had, with Bucklen's Arnica Salve.
I applied this salve once a dayior
two days, wnen every trace of the
sore was gene." Heals all sores.
bold under guarantee at all drug
A Dearth of .Marriages. .Merchants to
.' Make War on Bad Debtors.;
Stanly Enterprise, Dec. 3rd.
During the past year there seems
to hare .been quite a dearth of
marriages . in our community,
fteys. Sprinkle and Stover each,
had a record-breaker in having,
for the first time in their
ministry, spent a year without
performing a marriage ceremony.
xiut tne matrimonial bee has al
ready begun to buzz, and a new era
seems .to be dawning. Our girls
from the veriest old afaid fand
we have hone of these) down to
the blushing young lassie of sweet
sixteen who is receivine her first
basket of fruit from a beau and
imagines she is in love are rather
in the majority. But there is al
ready a suggested activity on the
part of tbeyoung men, whose num
ber is decorated by several oid
bachelors, and the year 1909 bodes
good for the noble institution of
matrimony, and our ministers'
wives may yet plan the investment
of several fees. Io matters not
that the advance bulletins sent
out by Dame Rumor are not al
ways correct. The spirit of Roos
velt pervades the atmosphere and
there is to be no race suicide.
Miss Willie Pemberton returned
Saturday from an extended visit
to relatives and friends in Concord
The merchants and business men
of the place who depend upon re-
ail trade have organized them
selves into the "Stanly County As
sociation of Retail Credit Men."
This movement is to protect them
selves against dead-beats and that
class of people who seek credit and
won't pay their bills. All such
names will be placed on a black-
istt And none of the members of
theBBOciation ill. extend s credit
to any nams n Bucblaclc4is&4
. -r-'- -
A pretty marriage occured on
Wednesday eve, November 25, at
2 :30 o'clock at the home of Mrs.
Sallie Shankle, below Norwood,
when her youngest daughter, Miss
Ora, was married to J. T. Brady,
of Bowershill, Va. The ceremony
was perfomed by Rev. Mr. Court
ney, in the presence of many rel
atives and friends of the bride,
B. B. Miller, Esq., of Salisbnry,
spent Tuesday night and Wednes
day with his brother I. D. Miller.
6oidsboro Waking up.
At 9 :30 o'clock yesterday at the
west end of Walnut street, right
in front of the new passenger de
pot that is now ready for occu
pancy, in the presence of a great
assemblage of citizens, both men
and womon, the first spike in the
construction of Goldsboro's elec
tric street railway was driven.
The assemblage also included, be
sides the mayor, the members of
the board of aldermen, the presi
dent of the chamber of commerce,
members of the board of trustees
of the Goldsboro public schools
and the board of county commis
sioners. When time was called
by Col. J. E. Robinson, who had
been selected to "boss" the spec
ial force, Mayor Ormond and ex
Mayor J. E. Peterson, in driving
the first spikes, "fell wild" at
brief intervals, to the hilarious
enjoyment of the throng of spec
tators. E, T. Oliver, of the Golds
boro Traction Company, the mov
ing spirit of the enterprise, was
present and was jmost cordial in
nis greetings to tne people pres
ent Uold8boro, JN. C, special to
Conghs that are tight,' or dis
dressing tickling coughs, get quick
and certain hfelp from Dr. Shoop's
Cough Re medy. On this account
Druggists everywhere nre favoring
Dr. bhooj 'b Uough 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's
uougn Kemeay its curative prop
erties. Those leaves have the pow
er to oalm the most distressing
Cough, and to soothe and heal the
most sensitive bronchial lnem
brane. Mothers should, for safe
ty's sake alone, always demand
Dr. Shoop's. It can with perfect
freedom be given to even the
youngest babes. Test it once your-
sen ana see I bold by Cornehsoo
Wm. H. Stewart, Editor.
STATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNT. -
Another Corn S'ory. ; Season for Bird
- Shooting Has Opened.
Statesville Landmark. Dec. 1st.
The open season for bird shoot
ing in Iredell begins today and
from now till March dst par
tridges are at the mercy of every
fellow who can fire a gun. The
season is too long. It should not
exceed 30 days 60 days at most.
The condition of Dr. H. F.
Long, who has been suffering
from blood poison for week, is
very much improved and his early
recovery is expected. In leaving
the. home of a patient one night
about ten days ago, I?r. Long fell
an; obstruction in the darkness
and suffered a slight injury to
his leg. The injury was so slight
as hardlv to attract attention but
poison developed a few days later.
Some days ago ev. J. J. Rhyne,
of Olin community, reported to
The Landmark that he had killed
two pigs that weighed 601 pounds.
Thereupon J. M'. Cody, of Tur-
nersburg community," reported
that he had killed one pig that
weighed 328, more than half as
much as Mr. Rhyne's two. Mr.
Rhyne, however, isn't satisfied
that he has been beaten in the
hog. He wants to know how
much both Cody's shoats weighed
if the two weighed as much as
The new county officers are get
ting their bonds in shape prepara
tory to taking hold at court house
next Monday. J. E. Boyd's resie
nation as city tax collector and
superintendent of water works is
effective today and his successor,
W.-L, , Neely takes charge today.
Mr. Boyd becomes register of
deeds next Monday.
J. M. Lippard, of Fallstown
township, whose experements in :
aoin'grqwing were mentioned iinl
The - Landmark Recently, was
showing some of his corn in town
last week, On one acre of bottom
land, without the use of fertilizer,
Mr. Lippard made 64 bushels and
he thinks he lost 10 to 15 bushels
by flood. The corn on this acre
grew two or three ears to the stalk
loDg, fine ears, large gram and
Thomas Clodfelter and 1 Miss
Annie Bailey were married here
last Wednesday by Rev. T. B.
Johnson. For Ions, lone vears
w t .
Mr. Tommy had beenj the
particular catch of the mar
riageable ladies but they fished
and fished in vain. The deduc
tion was that a man who could
be so'condiderate, kind and indul
gent to bis aged mother would
likewise be the same to " a wife.
Correct of a verity, but, Mr. Tom
my drove down into Rowan coun
ty and" took unto himself a wife.
The other girls will fish no more
In recent years it is by no
meanB uncommon for objecton to
be made by preacher or people
to the appointment made by a
Methodist Conference, and it is
getting more and more common
for preachers to refuse appoint
ments, while sometimes the peo
ple refuse the preacher. Two
appointments made for the States
ville district at the recent session
of the Western North Carolina
Conference have been declined,
Rey. J. P. Lanning, who was
pastor at East Spencer last year
and who was appointed to Iredell
circuit to succeed Rev. J. C.
Keever. sent to Sparta circuit on
the Sparta circuit on the Mt.
Airy district, has asked to be ex
cused from work on the ground
of poor health. Rev. W. E. Ed
muudson, appointed to Hickory
Qircuit, has refused his appoint
ment. Presiding Elder Huggins
is now looking for men to" fill
And to this list may be added
the name of Rev.A. W. Plyler, re
cently presiding elder of this dis
A Dangerous Operation
is the removal of the appendix by
a surgeon,. No one who takes Dr
King's New Life Pilla i
jected to . this frightful ordeal.
x bo quietly you don't
feel them. They cure constipa!
tion, biliousness and malari
25c at & drug stores, .