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VOL. IV. NO. 62.
Wm, H. Stewart, Editor.
COHCOHQ AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
LEXINGTON ANO DAVIDSON COUNTY.
ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
THE LAZY MAN,
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Ti Hiir Strcat Dir.- Ramors s to Re
ceiit Purchase of the Dukes.
Goncora Times Dee. 7tli.'- - ... ,
A crowd of fox hunters in Con
cord last week purchased six gray
foxes in Charlotte Jast week, pay
ing $5 a piece for hem. They
came in this morning, and will
be turned losse in the countjto
make sport for the hunters.
Martin B. R.nehardt, of No. 9
township, tells ns that he killed
two pigs last week 11 months old,
the aggregate weight of which was
752 pounds. They were of the
same litter, were fattened exactly
alike and killed' the same day.
Notwithstanding this one of them
weighed 485 pounds, while the
other weighed only 327.
. The committee appointed by
the 2 North Carolina Lutheran
:f5ynod at its laBt" meeting to de
vi8e ways and means for improve
ment of the equipment of the Col
legiate Institute will meet at Mt.
Pleasant to-morrow. The work of
the :committee is of great impor
tance and the friends of the in
stitute are hopeful that their ef
forts will result in its marked ad
vancement. D. B. Ooltrane went to Greens
boro today where the matter of
the confirmation of the sale of the
Odell mills comes up before J udge
.Boyd It is now rumored that
line creditors, who purohased the
mills, have sold it to. the Duke
interests. Concord people hoper
The board of city aldermen last
. Thursday night granted to James
W. Barry and his associates :to
1 ppjerate a street car line in Con-
"cortL ;The - conditions are that
work must begin in two yearB, and
that: six months thereafter cars
..must be operated.. The new .cohi
pahy had taken over the franchise
granted The Concord Street Rail
way Co., nearly two years ago.
Mr. Barry is from Boston, and is
backed by ample capital. He has
been investigating this matter for
tome time, and has thoroughly
looked over the field.
Will Graham, the rapist, will
be brought herp from Raleigh on
Thurseay night, December 17, and
his execution will tako place be
tween the hours of 10 a. m. and
8 prn. on Friday. Work will at
once begin on the erection of the
caff old, which wiir be placed in
the rear yard of the jail. The
hanging will, of course, be pri
vate. None may see it but there
quired guard, two physicians and
neoessary assistants, and not more
than 86 nor less than 18 respect
able citizens. All of these must
be admitted by ticket.
Jason Misenheimer, a prominent
young citizen of No. 5 township,
well known throughout the coun
ty, came to the city and appeared
before Esquire C. A. Pitts, before
whom he swore out a warrant for
the arrest of Rufas Krimmiuger,
- another well known citizen of No,
5 township, the latter having en
deavored to hire or induce two
necrro men to shoot to death or
otherwise dispose of Mr. Misen
heimer. It has been a matter of
common knowledge for several
months that there exhists a hatred
by Krimncinger for the Misenhei
mer family in No. 5 township,
which malice had taken such
shape that the Misen&eimer fami
ly lire Li mortal dread for their
Copghs that are tight, or dis
tressing tickling coughs get quick
and certain help from Dr. Sboop's
Cough Remedy. On this account
Druggists everywhere are favoring
Dr. Shoop'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's
Cough , Rem ed y its curative prop
erties. Those leaves have the pow
er to calm the most distressing
Cough, and to soothe and heal the
most sensitive nroncniai mem
brane. . Mothers should, for safe
tv'a sake alone, always demand
Dr. Shoop's. It can with perfect
freedom be given to even the
youngest babes. Test it once your
self and seel Srtld by Cornelison
A Runaway Match. More Hog Stories,
Work to Commence on Southbound Road.
Lexington Dispatch, Dec. 9th. V '
J. C. Buxton, of : Winston, one
of the attorneys for the South
bound, is quoted as saying. that
the Juew road; will certainly be
commenced in the Bpring. ; "
; It is reported that more acres
have been put in wheat this fall
than UBual- ; Davidson is said to
stand second in the list of wheat
growing counties, Mecklenburg
being rated a3 first.
William Trexler has been doing
pretty well with hogs this fall;
He killed one last week that
weighed 448 pounds. In addition
to this he has sold $51 worth of
porkfand boasts of two more fine
young porkers in the pen. B. fc.
Hedrick, of Silver Hill, killed
two'hogs that weighed 1,400 one
weighing 528. They ,were, 2-year-old
Julius Foster, the blind negro,
is nothing less than a wonder. It
is most interesting to Bee him
feeling his way along the street
with bis wood-sawing outfit on his
back, en route to some wood-pile
for a day's work. He trails his
stick along, and seems to know
every crack in : the pavement,
every offatep, every corner. He
has nerves in his walking-stick.
It is eyes for him.
Rev. A. R., Surratt has been
sent to the Lin wood circuit to
take the place of Rev. J. H . Beri-
ett, who was assigned to this
wot. Dutnas Deen transierrea to
SpokaSSyWashington, Mr. Sur
ratt ia a DaVidsou county man, a
brother of our Wkwnamau, W. D.
was highly pleased wth,Rev. Si.
M. Glasgow, of Richmond, who
preached twice Sunday. It is
hoped that he may be called to
this church and it is said that
there is a possibility of his accept
Gamo Warden Earle Holmes is
making it hot for hunters who
step on the game laws. He went
down in the lower, part of the
county last week and arrestel
Edward Brock, a northern sports
man who attempted to ship 22
birds and two rabbits to New
York. Brock was required to put
up a $50 bond and the warden
seized and sold the shipment of
game. The man who violates the
laws had better be sharp or the
goblins will get h?m.
Wednesday night on the Btroke
of 12 Esquire George F. Morefield
was aroused from his slumbers to
complete a romance in which the
principals were Clinton V. Shoaf,
son of Mrs. Clara Shoaf, and Miss
Essie Tusssey, daughter of Chal
Tassey. It was a runaway match
and the young people successfully
carried it through with the help
of the accommodating Esquire
whojis never loath to officiate at
any hour of the day or night. It
seems that the young couple had
planuod to elope '"Wednesday
night, and that the bride left her
home after the family had gone
to sleep, met her lover, and sped
to town for the ceremony. -
Cutting up Money.
When a national bank bill is
received by the government it is
turned over to the Treasury De
partment, which destroys it and
isssues a new one in its place.
The object is to keep the "paper"
money of the country in as good
condition as possible. Thus the
pusses in the Goverment Printing
Office are kept busy all the time
making new money to take to the
place ot tne 01a Dins tnat are
ground to pulp. The new money
is sent out to the banks in sheets,
to be signed by the bank officers,
cut and put into circulation. Ev
ery now and then W. C. Crow
ell, assistant cashier of the First
National Bank, comes to The Jour
nal office with a few thousands
of dollars in sheets and gets them
cut into bills. And the old paper
cutter clips them apart with as
little concern as if it were doing
its ordinary task of 1 cheap poster
paper. Monroe Journal.
Hlnnesota Paper Raps the Reformers Who
"sWenti Spelling SImplIflea. . V
. The Reformed Spelling" Com
mittee pursues its endowed ; and
presumably wellsalaried way un
disturbed by the very general rid
icule of its efforts. For it has
announced that 'it will shortly
promulgate another batch of mu
tilated 'monstrosities numbering,
we believe, 300. :It aTsb professes
to be highly pleased at the recep
tion accorded the last effort.
The grounds for itfB jubilation are
that some 300 publications have
accepted some of its output and
that a very cordial reception has
been accorded by numerous pro
fessors and educators. In view
of the fact that a number of its
new spellings were spellings in
common use hy many newspapersr&nd that the court of lasti8iort
prior to tiie conception 01 tne
-spelling committee its jubilation
may be somewhat' excessive.
Still there are" undoubtedly a
number of newspapers that have
been impelled to incict ' Mthrn,"
"thoro" and one or two other de
caudalized atrocities . upon their
readers and tnat have , not back
sliden. The sum total of what the Re
formed Spelling cranks have ac
complished is the destruction
of ease in; writing where their
rules have been accepved, the in
troduction not of "simplicity but
of confusion ; the destruction of
standards and the furnishing of
unlimited joy to the paragrapher
and other irreverent persons with
a smse of humor even slightly
developed. From the standpoint
of the latter the soonef the Re
formed Spelling Board furnishes
new food for the frivolous "the
better. Ihings are getting dull.
St. Paul Pioneer-Press.
Report of Grand Jury.
Among other things in the re
port of the grand jury last week
was the following:
We have made inquiry as to
the condition of roads and beg to
state that the ditches of much
macadam are allowed to fill up,
with great damagee to the road.
Many sections passable at present
are not well kept. .
"We, as a body, would recom
mend that action be taken while
material and labor are cheapest
to build a new court house as soon
as the finances of the county per
mit." J. F. Turner, R. A. Rodgers and
R. L. Shupmg, a committee ap
pointed by the foreman of the
grand jury to visit certain of the
public institutions submitted the
"We visited Gang No. 2 which
t.s stationed at China Grove, and
under the management of W. R.
Hartley. We found . there 12
white male, 15 colored m,ale, and
4 colored female and all well cared
for: The people of China Grove
showed their ho.pitality on
Thanksgiving Day, gave the Gang
a good dinner, which they all en
joyed. Mr. Hartley has made a
good road of which all should be
"We visited Gang No. 1 which
is under the management of C. S.
Carter, and we found 2 white
males, 25 colored males, Theyjare
all well cared for and receive plen
ty to eat. Mr. Carter deserves
credit for having his camp in good
condition. This gang is station
ed near by the county home. -
. "We also visited the county
home, which is under the manage
ment of Mrs. Patterson and there
we found 3 white males, one of the
number blind, 6 whit; females, one
of that number blind, and also 4
colored males, two of that number
blind, and one female. This
makes a total of 18 to be cared
for in the home.
"We think the people of Rowan
county should feel grateful to
Mrs; Patterson, who hat care of
our poor for the excellent service
she renders." .
Subscribe to The Watchman quick
Trie $29,oou,auu salt to eo taore Hign-
' Another'step" in the government
suit againstr: the" Standard yOil
Company of liidina goes oiiqrecord
tod av. when : th counsel vfot the.f
pr&me court for a certiorari : thu
bringing the famous rebate ' case
.before the highest tribuna1rtThis
is the case ih which the oourt of
appeals ' reTersed Judge Xiandis'
fine of $29,000t000 aganist the
The government in" its petition
for a writ of certiorari; fAyces
as its principal prayerlltbajimpor
tance of an interpretation by the
supreme court bf - ihe United
States of cTauses of thV railroad
rate. law. It is pointed ppthat
several sections 01 tne J54x juaw
-- . . y r 1 1- - "mitt -l
are not i Sumciently exp -i.-.ii
view of conflicting court di :?ns
8houid:for thejehefit of all con
cerned ; take, jnrisdictionland give
a construction-whicujprill be final
andi binding uponNall inferf
courts. . - ,
The officials of the department
of justice who-are mpr- closely
identified with t Standard Oil
have found upon itiexahiiination
of the precsdentshat tsn
preme court retuses.to grant writs'
of certiorari in cases - decided by
United States jcircuit'courts of ap
peal unless questions at tissue in
volve the interprotatioQ' or the
constitutionality of the law. ;
The government cobaa'-'that
under the rate filing prqyiBion of
the Elkins ace, which pays an
Important part in the. Standard
Oil case, one circuit court' of Ap
peals may place the one construc
tion npnn it and another court in
another circuit a conflicting con
struction, and that it is vr?ssible
that nine" different construction
may come from the nine circuits.
The complications that could
arise nave been usea ior tneir tun 1
effectjinthejpetition to the govern
ment, and the officials of the de
partment of justice are confident
that the court will grant the re
quest for a construction of the
law. Washington dispatch.
Democratic Parr in Good Shape.
Our party has been at a disad
vantage in several ways. In the
first place, it has been divided,
The money was the surface ques
tion when that division occurred,
although the line of cleavage ran
deener than the money question.
The division is practically healed
and the Democratic party is now
more united than has been the
case since 1892.
'Then, the Republican party
has had the advantage of having
most of the large newspapers on
its side. In fact our party had very
little Bupport from the metropoli
tan press in the North. Third,
the Republican party has had the
support of big corporate interests
who exert powerful influence over
their employ is. It has also had
the advantage of having the ad
ministration, with an army of of-
bee Holders, wnose salaries came
from the public treasury and who
therefore can be active in poli
tics without injury to their busi
nesa. Added to this, the Repub
lican party being in power in
nearly all the Northern states,
the local officers, state, county
and city are nearly all enlisted in
behalf of the Republican party.
, "In spite of these disadvan
tages, the Democratic party has a
large membersnip and exerts a
big influence in moulding public
opinion and-it will continue to
urge' reforms that seem necessary.
It has seen numbers of its poli
cies taken up and endorsed by the
Repubhoan party, and it will con
tinue to be an educational in
fluence until it becomes strong
enough to secure control of the
offices. W. J. Bryan.
Thists Worth Reading.
LeoF. Zelinski, of 68 Gibson
St., Buffalo, N. Y"I cured the
most annoying co.d sore I ever
had' with Bucklen's Arnica Salve.
I applied this salve once a day for
two days, when every trace of the
sore was gene." Heals all sores.
SoH under guaranteefat all drug
stcCes. 25c' :
SUteavllIe LMdmirk, Dee. 8th. '. V,.f
- :Dr, R. J. Caldwell, an aged s nd
well kuowD plfysijsiaii ; of Moores
VlllA ' rlf on .vaof aarfaw n AAn - ? XX j.
unysywiw f pbeumpnia ana aeatn
w a juo unexpectea. 5-
AH the graded vschoQL children
and a number of the daughters of
the Confederacy gathered in the
auditorium at the school building
at 10:30 yesterday morning to
witness; the formallDresentaon
of the portrait off Jefferson Davis,
given to the school by the Davis
Centennial chapter of the Children
of the Confederacy.
jars, JBiiien rurvin summers,
wife of Henry C. Summers, coun
ty commissioner and a prominent
citizen.of his section of the coun
ty, died yesterday morning at . 1
o'olockat her home in Shiloh
township, after a lingering illness.
She had been in poor health for
five years and for the past five
months her condition had been
The marriage license book in
the office of county register of
deeds shows that only 282 mar
Viasgi licenses was issued in Iredell
during the year which closed yes
terday against : 355 last ye?r.
Many people attribute the dt
orease in the number of marriages
to the panic and the high prices
charged for the necessities of life ;
and there is possibly something
tteV.Y, R. Minter, of Lincoln
ton, who recently received a unan
imous call to become pastor of the
First Presbyterian church of.
Statesville, has written the com
mittee having the matter in
charge that he has decided no! : to
accept the' call.
Among the marriages that are
, . . , - --rrHm noma off hatwnpn now and the
nrst 01 june, iuy, ctatesvme
will lose two and possibly three
brides and will gain lonly one
bjide mo far as learned, but several
other- "serious" cases are pending.
U. I. Roseman, of Shiloh town
ship, will be tried befose Justice
W. W. JTurner Saturday on a
charee of obtaining money by
false pretense. The charge is pre
ferred by J., W, Shell and the case
grows out of a land d.al.
Miss Janie Love, missionary of
the Associate Reformed Church
in Mexico, delivered an interesting
address at the Associate Reformed
church Sunday morning on the
mission work in Mexico. Miss
Love is thoroughly interested in
the work and it is a pleasure to
hear her tell of what is being done
in Mexice, where she has had
years fjof personal experience.
Great work is being accomplished
through the mission schools am
In a recent speech at Union
City, Tenn., Governor Patterson
uttered the following serious
words, which are well worth most
serious consideration by all good
"My fellow-citizens, there is
one tnougnt 1 want to impress
upon you, and that is this : There
is too much lawlessness in the
South ; it is not only organized
but individual, and I never hear
of a case of either thit I have not
from the bottom of my heart de
plored it. This lawlessness is not
confined to Tennessee ; it extends
through all our Southern com
monweaitns. me most serious
menace in the South today is lack
of respect for law. We have a
great section of country, the rich
est in tne union, and mere are
vaBt possibilities before us; we
have the purest race of people on
the continent ; Anglo-Saxon blood
flows through our veins ; we sprang
from great and illustrious anoes
tors, and we have a duty to per
form. No. State 'can . advance
n hose people do not respect - the
law ; no country can hold togeth
er that is governed Jby disorder
and not by the principles of law
( and justice."
Sone Matters1 News From Our Wide
I ?f Awake Sister rowa,
Stanly Enterprise, Dec. 10th.
Littleton ' Blalock, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. F. Blalock, who was
operated OD at Salisbury recently
for appendicitis, was able to spend
a few days with his parents before
returning to his home at Concord
on last Saturday,
MUti. RosabelleT Bost, of Efirds
Mill, died Friday, and her remains
were interred on the day follow
ing in 1 t. Martin's church ceme
tery, ter. H. M. Brown conduct
ed the services.
The barn, a.Jhorse and cow and
a lot of roughage and other feed
stuff belonging to J. K. Goodale
burned Monday night. The loss
falls quite heavily upon Mr.
A fine mule belonging to Sibley
Mfg. Co. was seriously injurred
Monday night by pressing out the
door to its stall in such a way as
to get its leg caught between the
door and sill. The iniuries mav
be permanent in nature.
The many friends of Mrs. G. A.
Winecoff will regret to learn that
she has been critical lv ill (nr
many days. Her conditon is
somewhat improved, and hopes
ate entertained for her recovery.
Martin Griffin Teal quietly
breathed his last on Thursday
morning about 11 o'clock. He
had been suffering many months
from the dread white nlaene. bnt.
heart failure was the immediate
cause of his death.
Bessie Lowder and Minnie Sides
were arrested by officers in Salis
bury Monday,gnton advice of their
parents, and returned to their
homes here. iFhey were makine
their way to Cflbieemee; and had
run away from hiome.
"Monday was a busv dav about
the court house. The newly elect
ed county officials were erivinff
their bonds and otharwise quali
fying tor tne nonors to which they
have been elected The adminis
tration of county affairs is now in
new hands. May each measure
up fully to the trust imnosed in
him by. his party.
How the Vote Stands.
Following, is the electoral vote
as it finally stands :
State Bryan Taft
Georgia . 4 ....... 13
Iowa. . .
Maryland . ..... .... .
Oklahoma. . . .
Rhode Island ..
South Carolina 9
Tennessee .......... .12
T.xas. ... 18
Utah .-. ,,
Vermont '.T, . . . :
West Virgi nia . . . .. .
Totals . . . . . ... . . . 162
Total electoral votes. . . . '. . ,
Necessary to a choice
Now, If that Hog had not 6ottea la the Wai?
"A hog belonging to ColumbuB
Johnson, of Hadley. township, was
killed in a peculiar way, a few
days ago. A woman on - the lot
pitched a small rock ai ; the hog
to make it get ; np, andiust tnen
the hog turned its head and was
struck between the eyes and was
instantly killed by the rock,1'
Chatham N. C, Record.
A Speclesf of iLazinessI Whifih , Should ia
EflcoBraged.- ; Mai If Become Contagions.
' The Carolina Sparian gives an
interesting epitome of a speech
delivered in Spartanburg notjong
ago oy C. C. Moore, president of
the Cotton Association ot North
Mr. Moore told about the laziest
man in his state.
He was aeotton farmer.
He believed in cotton and plant
ed little else.
He kept getting poorer and poor
The cotton crop got' lighter and
Instead of making both ends
meet at the end of the year, he'
had no ends to bring together and
no means to fasten them.
His children had scanty olothes.
There were no books and papers
and no time to go to school.
As he get poorer he got lazier
and he soon got so lazy that he
quit planting cotton and tried
Mr. Moore said he visited him
at his home and took dinner with
him several years after he quit
Strange to say this lazy man
had a well furnished house, neat
ly dressed children, an elegant
dining room and a dinner that
was not to be forgotten, nearly all
of which was produced on the
After dinner we walked out to"
the barn and there he saw more
signs of the man's laziness.
He had a splendid barn and fine
stock bu he was actually too lazy
to open the doors of the stalls and
water his animals.
He had a -watering fountain in
every stall. f
All he had to do wasto turn a
spigot when the fountain was
empty. "' ;'
He was too lazy to throw hay
and fodder from the loft and dis
tribute it in the stalls.
He made a sort of funnel out of
strong fencing wire in a corner of
every stall and . the lazy fellow
would chuck in a hundred or
more pounds of hay and the horse
could eat as long as it lasted.
None would be wasted.
When he raised nothing but
cotton, he would slip off to the
creek Saturday afternoon and
wash the dust and dirt off and dry
on the bank. He had only a few
But he had- become entirely too
lazy to go to the creekto wash.
He just walked into the bath
room and turned on hot or cold
water as he desired and got into a
He then had two towels to dry
hiB body instead of none as in the
old cotton days.
The lazy fellow had also put
water in the kitchen, so that wife
and daughter did not have to go to
the well, or throw waste water out
of the window.
He was a very lazy man indeed
and wished to save, steps and to
take all the burden off his wife
He waa too lazy to tsach ,his
children so he supplied them with
books and magazines and sent his
daughters to a college in Charlotte
andjiis boys to other schools and
Such is the sketch of Mr. Moore's
Still at It.
Two boys by the namaof Baker,
living near Waverly, Tenn . , were '
taken to the woods last Thursday
night and given a severe whipping
by -masked night- riders. The
reason given by - the riders was
that the boys would not work.
John Walker was also visited by
a baud of riders whowhipped him
and forced, him to run up and
down a half mile lane until he
was exhausted. . He was. told he
had been talking too much.
A Dangeroas Operation
is the removal of the appendix by
a surgeon, .-No one who takes Dr.
King's New Life Pills is ever snb
jected to j-this frightful ordeal.
They work "so quietly; you don't
feel them.- They cure constipa
tion, biliousness and malaria,
25c at all drug stores, - - " v -