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COXCQBO AND CABARRUS COUNTY;
Uirrljgis Md Bulks Boy Who is Head
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Ooneort Times Jan.- th,r
v Cam Poplinthe 17-year-old
"ojr got off the- chain gang laet
Saturday after serving a five
months .sentence, and proceeded
to celebrate' by getting drank. He
-went to' the denot and ot into a
row with a : train crew.. He was
arreated and put in the lock-up.
After rffetfki a sober he navs ho r-
trouble. :He was fiued $32.50.
MrsiXM; Blaok; of .Np. 10
wwnsnip, aiea last Wednesdav of
pneumonia, aged 50 iyears. Mrs.
Black leaves her husband and six
children. She was"" a sister of
We learn that Judge G. D. Sut
ton has bought the Central North
Carolinian, the Republican paper,
? and will soon start the paper .up
Mr. M. 0. Walter died this
morning about 7 o'clock at Her
home oil West Depot Btreet, af
" ter an illness of eight days. On
Sunday of last week she was strick
en with paralysis, and her death
was not unexpected.
Charlie Woodsides, formerly of
Concord, waB known to be in Blue
field, W.Va, and his uncle, J. M.
Cross, fears he may have been in
' the mine disaster there last, week
which killed about 50 people;
. Nothing has" beeiLjieard from him.
Albert Faggart, of No 6,-and
Miss Margaret Blackwelder. of
No. 5, were married here lastSun
day,: the ceremony being perform
ed by Esq. C. A. -Pitts,
Is Charged With the Mnrder of Engineer
Holt and Will Have to iStand Trial.
Reuben Barbee, w,ho was diB
charged two weeks ago by Mayor
P. O. Graham because of the in
sufficiency of the evidence against
him,, was re arrested; upon, the
grand jury's finding! a truebill
against him for the murder of
Engineer J. A. Holt, and is. again
jn" jail, j i
Barbee was in the court room at
the time of the finding. He was
not the least perturbed and went
to his sell as he usually does.
What new evidence the State has
is not known; The case had been
thoroughly exploited! before and
the detective's hand was shown
before the trial actually began.
This time, if there is anything
new, it will probably istay in the
keeping of the lawyers until the
time of the trial. j
tried at this term.
therefore, means confinement un
til the May term of court. Wheth
er or not there will ts any effort
to have him released; by habeas
corpus proceedings will depend
largely upon his lawyers' view of
the matter. The ar thoroughly
convinced that he is not guilty
and that the fresh arrest has noth
ing iu it. j-
The foreman of thej grand jury
is Dr. W. I. Crawford, professor
of philosophy in Trinity College.
LEXINGTON AND DAYIDSON .COUNTY.
of course, be
Graham Elected Speaker.
On the third ballotf and by a
vote of 43 to 36 tha Democratic
caucus of the House tonight elect
ed ex-Judge Augustus W. Graham,
of Granville Speaker of the
House branch of the legislature
of 1909, which will convene in
biennial session at the! Capitol to
morrow at noon. : over W. ! C.
As to the Electric Chair.
The sentiment for the establish
ment of the electric chair in North
Carolina as theway. to inflict! Dowd, of -MfklenburgTher Hal-
capital punishment and to be sub- lo.tmg was spmtechand close, and,
stituted for the sallows is fast I although the last choice to be
growing. Another grand iurv has made, excited the liveliest inter
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juafc upojtwu m.iavor or it, ana esc ana aiscussioui juage
this has brought forth more favor- Graham received votesrmore than
&bla OnmmATlf. fmm nannfo nf thiol Mf TrvWr) nn t.hn fira' IKollnf. and
an f.qaal majority on tjhe seconds
On tbe third the following of R.
H. Hayes, of Chatham, fell away
and Judge Graham was elected.
At the .same time Whitehead
Kluttz, of Rowan, was! chosen as
State. The establishment of the
electric chair would also mean one
fixed place for all executions.
This matter has been brought up
in our legislature before, but never
.vigorously, and therefore has
never had an opportunity of prov-1 president pro tempore jof the Sen-
log whether it could be successful I ate, the election being unanimous.
or not. However, the nrattr will On motion Judge Graham's elec
-very likely come before the legisla-1 tion was also made unlanimous. -
ture this time, and stands a fine I Raligh correspondence Charlotte
chance of being successful. With- Observer
in the past two years the people
of North Carolina have realized
more and more that there should
be some other means of inflicting
capital punishment than by hang
ing, ancLthat all executions should
take place at one place, the State
penitentiary being the natural
one - under the circumstances.
Within that period, too, several
States, including Virginia, have
adopted the electric chair. North
Carolina should do so. First,
from a humane standpoint; sec
ond, from a financial. All execu-
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tions are gruesome, cut mere is
no reason why many .communities
during each.year should be distort
ed by the ghastliness of the hang
ing, especially when in some case 3
the privacy prescribed by law is a
perfect farce, and there is no rea
son of placing a county at great
expense in order to have an exe
cution. Raleigh dispatch.
Some Careless Shooting. Preacher Charg
ed With Horrible Crime. .
Lexinjrton Diggatch, Jan. 6th.
Little Harold Shoaf. son of Mr.
and Mrs. David A. Shoaf, on Cen
ter street, was the victim of a fear
ful accident last weeek, although
it now seems that no serious in
juries will result. He was shot
point blank in the eye with an air
rifle, in the hands of a small son
of C. C.' Burkhart. The . lead
en pellet went as straight to the
pupil of the eye as it could have
gone, and caused intense pain.
Shoaf was on one side of the rail
road bridge, lookii g up in a tree
for birds, whle the Burkhart boyJ
was on the other fide, when he ac
cidentally fired andhit his com
panion. The distance alone saved
the lad's eye sight, and possibly
saved his very life. "
Monday J. A. Leonard, on be
half of his neice, Miss Minnie
Easter Bell, swore out a warrant
before 'Squire John H. Moyer
against tne Kev. zacnarian i.
Bell, late of this place, but now
of Cooleemee, charging him with
Dcest. The young woman is les
than 16 years of age She is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Bell, a grand-daughter of the ac
cused. The alleged unu.e ib said
to have been committed last June,
and the charge is brought by the
Leo. Morefield, the young son of
Squire Morefield, who was so bad!
y injured by the explosion of a
pipe full of gunpowder during the
holidays, is getting along very
well. His ejes were not injured
and a brand new skin is growing
back on his face. . His father teas
es him about ihis new skin by say
ing it is quite an advantage in that
before the accident he was freck
ed, and the new akin lacks this
eature. Whereas W6 ie remind-1
ed that it is an ill explosion that
blows nobody good.
The coming of state-wide prohi
bition has again revived discus-
cussion as to the degree in hich
the law will be upheld by the of
ficers. Some think that the gen
eral assembly will appoint a spe
cial corps of agents to aid in en
forcement. There is a surprising
ly large number of citizen through
out the state who are very- p si-
inistic as to the activity the sher
iffs and deputies will put forth,
many scoffing at tbe idea that elect
ive officers will risk tbe office and
their lives to put down moonshin
ers. Once more rumors begin to
Brief Hrss. Interesting HappeQ!ng$vi
There is some talkfqf Congress
making the President's salary
double the amount lias now;
The agricujttiralealth of Vir
ginia is said to have Jncrealed - 60
ALBEMARLE ANOSTANLY COUNTY.
per cent in the pjjtei
A farmer livin'gn9atyaldoita,
Ga , has been ,arrBedr orfjrthe
charge of holding negro boy in
peonage.- i -v
A. man named IJroerswho al
leged that he wiis divinely in
spired, cut off tlMtjegd of his
motner tne otner ayvxecause,, &s l
he said, the viiprld was comiDg idl
an end. fv' " .'
Roy Rogers, whose father had
been" whipped by nTght-riders in
Krtutucky, c ) n uiiied . suicide.
He said he felt tht the family
had been disgraced..
A .' - " '
President-elect Taft harexpress-
ed bis diftpproval'oJT'the forma
tion of Taft clubs in. the South at
this time. He thinks it may do
later on. . .
The artistic graft'1 r of San
Francisco, AbrahiiifL- Ruef by
name, has been suptdneed to four
teen years in the State peniten
tiary. It was dari:ij his trial
that Prosecuting Attorney Heney
was shot and badly wounded by.a
juror whom he had exposed.
A fenibie uetb.
A special from Elkilt-tells of
the tragic death f Joiiu T. Mat
riu v, iiicii 'icouriteu Wednesday
ignt ab a result of an accident in
the Chatham Woolen Mill, where
hewaa employed. He was engag
ed in doing s:me painting over
head, near a revolving shaft, when
his overalls were ;:?ught in and
wasrapiui, cagctruaud the
iinug, bis i.et ef.riking some
nimbere above. Before the ma
chinery could be stopped, one
foot was completely torn into
shreds and the other mashed into
a pulp. Urs. King and Reece
hurried to the mills and gave all
relief p jibie. They amputated
both legs below the knees, and
gave him bvery itteution possible,
but it availed nothing, and death
relieved his suffering at 7 o'clock
p. vo. His remains were taken
to his old home in, Wilkes and
barud in Pleasant Home ceme
tery. A wife and four small chil
dren are kjft to mourn the sudden
taking away of husband and
Much Building Contemplated, Rowan's
County Suneior 6ets tne Contract,
l&tanly Enterprise, Jan. 7th.
20ne of our leading contractors
tells us that'thia year willg likely
prove a record breaker in the build
ing line for our little city. There
are several projects now on foot,
but it is too early at this time to
give out information concerning
them. There have been doubtful
ones who hav been pessimistic at
times as to the town's future, but
in a steady growth during the past
ten years the town haB not yet
reached a stopping place, and even
the doubtful ones are now becom
ing optimistic, and believe that
greater things than those yet
achieved face us for the near fu
ture. Watch Albemarle grow?
The negro, Henry Young, who
assaulted Mrs. James R. Moss, and
who is being held for safe keeping
in the Mecklenburg jail is report-
ediusaue, and Sheriff Green has
been requested by the Mecklen
burg sheriff to remove him. Sher- j
iff Green acted upon the advice of
Solicitor Hammer, and since the
Stanly court convenes next week
it is probable that no steps will be
taken till then.
The county Commissioners have
clo8edva contract with Surveyor
0. M. .Miller, of Salisbury, to
make a map of Stanly county.
The price agreed upon is $800.00.
The contract is conditioned upon
the payment by the Board of
Education for the county of one
half this amount. The map will
uw all pubuc aLd priucipal pi
vate roads, all churches, school
houses, creeks, bridges, etc. A
map of this kind would ' be of in
estimable value in many ways.
Wneu complete the maps can be
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Leglsture to be Asked for a Better Road
Tai Sfsfem. '
The county commissioners hold
ing another session last week, the
proceedings were, not obtained in
time for publica ion in our issue
of the 6th.
' One of the most important mat-
, STATESYIttE AKO ISECELtiJId'Ol FY
A Pious Jmi; cuiifiV .fief cisi;d f i
J JYYonloTTike Clgarettess;
8ttegvllle Undmuk. Jan. 5th- x "
its ;.; last 'iissueVthataSS:
name unknown , tuf Tr ti&$0S:e ' K
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was irom Asia.vi
Thursday working, t' religions'
ters considered and one which will lay and soliciting "for. a. church. .
possess an interest for the citi-1 tis foreigner a tall iellow,wore
zens of the county, waf that of a Ciericai coaTi DU5 n aia DOt mae
' nrt-.flj -u.ii - iV JA his dirty shirt nor entirely cover
proposed chahge in the road tax , - ' t. .
system. It is designed to abolish u a
- u uuiu, Appruauuujg a viobim
the present system of working the he would bestow his blessing,
roads and nlace a k-vaH nnnn makincr frAfl na rf t.ha nnmo nt
Jesus Christ, and then solicit
eyery male citizen of Eowan coun
ty. In order to brine about such
change there will have to be
some legislation on the subject,
and the legislature will ha r.
donation. The Landmark
that he got small comfort in
StatesvilleJ for he was evidently a
faker. In one business house he
asked for money and was refused.
titioned to pass an act authorizing Seeing a package of cigarettes on
the commissioners, to carry the I the counter he asked for the cigar-
proposed plan into effect. " ettes for a donation "to the
The renewed bond of A. M. I cause." This request, too, was
Rice, township tax collector, was! refused. He went out but return-
approved. - led later and again made an unsuc-
A request was made for certain J cessful effort to get a package of
franchises for proposed electric cigarettes in aid "of the cause."
lines, mention of which lines has The fellow desrved to be helped
been made r reviously. I -helped out of town with some
The following were selected as force.
jurors for the February term of The friends of Hon. R 7 T.in.
the Rowan Superior Court: Lev will reffret to le&rn that hft ifl
purchased at $1.50 a piece. It is
First week : Geo. Klnttz. R. J.
Lofiin, R. C. Knox, Pink Lud
wick, Caleb Cauble,. Archie A.
Boat, G, A. Rufty, W. J. Fesner-
man, J. J. Sechler. L. M. Safrit,
R. F. Fleming, John A. Brady,
l a r a r
wm, m. Li eeperman, C. A.
Boyd, W. Tfc Rainey. Henry W.
Cauble, M, G. CoorJer, B. K.
Ketohie, J. C. Sloan, Paul Peeler,
C. D. McDaniel, W. R. Lyerly,
A. L. Peeler, L. J, Hess, Geo. L.
Kluttz, G. W. Connell, T. L. Gil
lespie, H. N. Woodson, Julius A.
to be. honed that the Board ofWg-!Ifl rAXlgrJolm B
co-operate witlix ""i - ' s"- A nru.
WtJs E Steele
G. frV Thompson, J.L;CarrKker,
lonias lyerly, WBgej;-mC
Daggett, G. M. Bernhardt, S. M.
Sloop, J. S. McCurdy, W. J.
Swink, J. B. Goodnight, A. E.
Rost, Luther G. Blackwelder, F.
L. Bobbins, G. F. Wise, John
If your Stomach, Heart, or
Kidneys are weak, try at least, a
few doses only of Dr.; Shoop's
Restorative. In five or ten days
only, tbe result will surprise you
A few cents will cover the cost.
And here is why help comes so
quickly. Dr. Shoop doen't drug
the Stomach, nor stimulate the
Heart or' Kidneys. Dr. Shoop's
Restorative- goes directly to the
weak and failing nerves. Each
organ has its own controlling
nerve When-these nerves fail,
the depending organs meat of
necessity falter. This plain, yet
vital truth, clearly tells why Dr.
Shoop's Restorative is so umver
saiiy -successful. its success is
leading druggists everywhere to
give it universal preference. A
test will surely teU. Sold by Cor
nelson & Cook.
Famous Case Will Soon Close.
Both sides concluded testimony
today in the case of the eight al
leged night-riders on tBal for the
murder of Captain Quentin Ran
kin and arguments will begin to
morrow. Just how long it will be
lefore the case reaches the jury is
problematical. The eourt failed
to" limit the time are argument of
counsel, but intimated that he
thought a day and a half for each
t i i i i i mi
side arouia do ampie. mere are
five attoroneys on either side and
not either one is w'llihg to let the
case end without making anrgu-
rne illness ot J uror itosson . is
causiug considerable uneasiness.
Should he become too ill to finish
the case, a mistrial wbuld result,
j i m i in
as tne lennessee Jaws mo not per-
mit tne waiving ot a single juror.
Judge Jones declares hat if neces
Bary he will finish fthe case at
the sick's man's bedside rather
than declare a mistiial. Union
City, Tenh., dispatchl
fly as to blockading going on.
Several men have tried, it is said, Gal! fjr Charity's Sake.
to buy malt in town. There is
another story to the effect that not
far from Lexington there is an
unobtrusive citizen who quietly
makes corn licker every night in
nis nouBe, using a nig wasn pot, Dear Sirs
The call published below has
been ent to the churches, frater
ual societies, t :e city officials aud
a number of others:
ouiiaourv. Jan. 6. 1909.
A hearing in the Whitney Com
pany case in New York was set for
Monday. It is generally believed
that the affairs of the great power
company will soon be satisfactori
ly adjusted and the plant at the
Narrows in this county will begin
the work ot completion.
The criminal tei m of our Supe
rior court will convene next week,
Judge J, B. Jones , of Forsyth
county presiding. The docket is
filled with a number of cases of
minor importance, but with the
exception of the case against Hen
ry Young, the negro rapist, there
are no cases of especial lmpor-
E. C, Miller, of New London,
and Wilbur Arey have bought a
lot on tbe railroad near the Sibley
Manufacturing Co's plant, and
confined to bed at his home at Tay
lorBville. It will be recalled that
he suffered a sudden and severe
attack of illness while making a
speech in court in Bakersville
more than a month ago. - He re
covered sufficiently to come home
and was able to go about for a
time, but his condition -became
worse recently and he is now
confinedto his room.
P. B. Summers, a well known
citizen of Cool Spring township.
died Jast nightiabout 9 oVlQcJkjafe
had; been ill a long tiWe and
bqhdititioh? wasltie for ome
dajBFaherai services )an4iuter-
ment will taj&eplace-rt -fro
church tomorrow at 12 o clock,
the services being conducted by '
Rev. W, S. Wilhelm.
With the beginning pf the year
Messrs. W. E. N attress, of Btates
ville, and C. B. Moore, fAC2 '
'-.- X. v.
Trexler, Max-vell Holshouser, W. ville clerks in the office of the ih?;
A, McCorkle, Milo A.Kluttz, Da
vid L Rusher, Milas M. Hols
houser, M. C. Rufty, P. MrBar
ger, J. A. Ludwick.
H. W. Kluttz secured the con
tract for furnishing supplies for
ternal revenue collector, 'retired
from the service, the force being
reduced on account of a-v loss of ,v-
business. The order was rescind
ed in the case of 'Miss Mary Leet, Ci-.
who was also slated for retire
the chain gangs during the month jment, and she retains her position
Of January. Pan! Cornwell. nnln wotC
at Gastonia for gamblisr and br r
Sensation Sprung in Night Rider 1 rial, shooting at the officer who at- -
Union City. Jan. 2. A sensation tempted to arrest him, was arrer-L
was sprang in th trial of the night ed at Mooreeville yesterday motb1
i iiim m iii if i m. vr w n an arrrwt-tan i ' -v -x wuox iu. iaauuii aiiu
- vt.vu iiuuuiudv v j ni ! 1 w -
will open an iron foundry there as eral Caldwell recalled Mrs Word turned over to a Gatdniaronicer
which he sets in his fireplace, and
carrying the water into tht house
in buckets. The officers ''bust
ed up same Buch contraption in
Lincoln county recently. It had
a wooden cap and a long p ; to
Your attention is call to thefol
lowing action :
"Resolved, That ' the Ministers'
Association of Salisbury and vi
cmity call a meeting of represent
Suon as they can bund.
A Nice State ot Affairs.
This town tonight is a scene of
terror, between the two pitched
f all the churches, of the! camps of fo mer Sher.ff Ed Calla
President Helps Orphans.
Hundreds of orphans have been
helped by tfce President of The
Industrial and Orphafi's Home at
Macon, tfa., who writes: We
have used Electric Bitters in this
Institution for nine years. It ha
proved a most excellel t medicine
for Siomach, Liver fnd Kidney
troubles. We regard-it as one of
the best familytriedicines ! on
earth." It invigorates the vital
organs, pupmes the bipod, aids di
gestion, creates appetite. J To
streughten, and build up thin,
pale, weak children qr run-down
people it has no equal. Best for
female complaints. ()nly 50o v at
all drug stores.
city government, all tbe fraternal
and business'organizatioDB of the
city to meet
uriaay, Jan. id. p. m., m
th3 Merchants' Association Room,-
over First National Bank, for the
purpose of organizing a society
han and the friends of James T.
Deaton and Rush Sebastian, for
shooting whom Callahan is to be
In the woods near Lost Creek is
County Judge S. S. Taulbee, de
claring that he will not return to
Gold in Montgomery.
Near Onville, on the land of
Calvin Ledberry, gold has been
discovered in paying quantities.
Tne Montgomenan savs report
ha it that as much as $100 a day whose object it shall be to supply j town to hold court in the Callahan
can be panned on the surface lu a systematic and unified way I case unless the governor of Ken
around the vein. C. A. Arm- the needs, of the worthy poor of
strong has a" bond on .the property. ur Cly aQd vicinity.
m.uutguuicijr uuuucy is ncn in goia, iuany prominent cit zens in
lint. t. Hid nrnmitoo f.r Ka fVia .intm.i I . r -r-. .
" wo ui-i nuucsi c uaiftff Mfivar hovaen naa criven
-.-a m y D
Morris to the stand. The husband! wno went MooresAiue fter
of Mrs. Morris testifies that he was I him yesterday aftemoohrhe j:
vrw vx una uiunu bUHIi ilBipeU LU I D vy.j "
lyucu captain rtanzin.1 The wife UA uwuu wu woo&h. '
j testified when first called that her I -: - v Z
huBband did not leave homo t.hftti 1 Initnr Harrl tn
night at all. Today she says her The closing days in wet -Reids
..oi-ujr wasiaise.anawat Viiie w3re made lemarkable bytt
her Husband s confession was true. fehe amonnt of monfiv -iin- s
She says she told the first atorvLu- u, i T. . 1
of the gang that thev didn't pf.nn frlnittifc--VT-
warned her that they would kill but carried it tn thitir fi
guard and dumped it tobthe '2
tucky sends troops to proteot him
from the two bands of armed men
her it she didn't contradict her
husband's evidence. Her story
today has thrown the defense into
mine of all.
A Horrible Hold-Up.
"About ten years ago my broth
er was "held up" in his work.
health and happiness by what was
believed to be hopeless Consnmp
tion," writes W, R Lipscomb, of
Washington, N. C. "H: took all
kinds of remedies and treatment
from several doctors, but found
no help till he used Dr. King's
jNew discovery and was wholly
cured by six bottles. He is a well
man today." It's quick to relieve
and the surest cure for weak or
sore luugs, Hemorrhages, Coughs
and Colds, Bronchitis, La Grippe,
Asthma and all Bronchial affec
tions. 50c and $1. Trial bottle
free. Guaranteed by all druggists.
their hearty approval to the move
ment of such a charity organiza
You are therefore urged to Be
lect a representative to. attend the
above called meeting.
Kindly give this your prompt
W. B DUTTERA, Pres.
- C M. SHORT, Sec. Min
in Jackson. Governor Wilson is
absent from, the state and Lieutenant-Governor
Cox up to this
time has refused to send troops
Jackson, Ky., dispatch.
A Sad Sight.
A drunken white -woman, Mrs.
Eugene Stack by name, gave all
bank folks to count
is not known, but it waswf
In 'all wet sections enptr
quantities of whiskey were iL 1 1
those who fondly; believe 11. , '.
tbey laid up a. supply "for dry -
weather. As a matter.? ttik fact 4
they win soak it up sooner -than
sorts of trouble to the nolioemftn
as well as to the residents of south' everJQ tne mow taeyget,HhaI
Greensboro vestordav afternoon I more .they drink. There
Croup positively, stopped in 20
kminutes, wif.n ur. snoop's Uroup
Remedy Ou test alone will
surely prov this truth. No vom
iting, no distress. A safe and
pleasing syrup 50c. Sold by
fCornelison & Cook.
There is no Quinine, nothing j and last night. She took posses- J such thing as saYing-whigkeyj?:''
whatever harsh) or sickening in Ision of the delivery wagon of th j -Lexington Dispatch,
ilon't Get i wShh
PreventAcs. These little Candy
Cold Cure Tablets act as by magic.
A few hours and your threaten
ing Cold is broken. Candylike in
taste. Preventics please the chil
dren and they break the fever-"
isbness, always. And least of all
is the ceremony. A large dox
48 Preventics 25 cents.- Ask
your druggist. He knows! Sold
by Corneliaon & Cook. -
CD. Kenny Co., held the driver
at bay while she drove the wagon
over the town juBt as a real bad
man would do in the bad lands.
It took two'policemen to land her
in the lock-up and two other offi
A western judge graktedr.a'di
vorce on accounf :vilUternper
- Life Fills would haTrW:j u
cers to place ice water at her con- They uConltinw
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