A HomNspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs.
Vol. V. no. 13.
Salisbury, N. o., Tuesday, March 16th, 1909.
Wm, H. Stewart, Editor .
tEll6T0N AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
Ttatuft of Isgs. Plenty of Robins in
ti Eftflice. Not StucNn Groundhog.
lxlnton Dispatch, March 10th.
Davidson eg? dealers can hardly
touch the record established by G.
3. Williams of Haywood county,
who hauled 772 dozen eggs to
Asheville one day last week, and
hauled 722 dozen the -veek before
lait. The papers up there talk
N like: be got these eggs from his own
Wednesday Lexington and most
of the state witnessed a most pecu
liar disturbance of the elements.
There was a violent electrical dis
play, it grew dark, rain poured
down, and in many places snow
and hail fell. The wind also was
unusually high. People were
"frightened. Later it grew decid
edly colder. Immediately all the
champions of the ground hog be
gan cheering for their favorite, in
the faee of the fact that since the
2nd of last February he has not
backed up his reputation with as
much as a week of winter weather.
Who said he is a liar? T.tfey cried,
boastfully, throwing back their
shoulders and gazing around with
arrogant eyeballs. Shucks! The
ground hog "would be convicted iu
a court of justice for being an im
postor quicker'n than you could
snap your fingers, taking the evi
dence since the second of last
monthyjntil now. Hgght to be!
president of the Ananuias Club
How come-all the peach blossoms
anda green shoots and the voice of
the turtle in the land, if we had
bden in the midst of the celebra
ted six weeks of winter which fol-
low (?) the ground hog's seeing of
his shadow on the 2nd day of Feb
roary? Millions of robins are in evi
dence in the country now and
many are being killed. While the
robin is esteemed as meat, yet it is
a valuable friend of the farmery
destroying pestiferous insects and
worms, and is altogether harmless.
No farmer should allow these birds
to be killed on his farm.
Saturday night Mrs. Chas . D.
Mclver, of Greensboro, addressed
a large audience in the courthouse
on the betterment of schools. She
talked for over an hour on the
subject and said many things that
struck home, among them she
noted that there were too many
ohildren assigned to a single
teacher in the Lexington school,
and said that there ought to be a
law" against placing more than 25
under one teacher's care. She
scored the town for not improving
the school grounds, saying they
should be turfed and walks laid.
As a matter of fact the red mud
surrounding the graded school
building is a disgrace. Mrs. Mc
lver also rapped parents for pay
ing so little attention to the
schooling of their children. She
said that if a man had a hog on
on the edge of town, or a colt, he
would visit it at least once a
mouth, yet parents rarely visit
the schools to see how their own
children are being trained.
JThere are a great many very
good reasons why parents do not
and should not habitually visit
Tough on the Young Men.
There is some talk of a move
ment ob the part of the young la
dies not to allow gentlemen
friends to accompany them home
from church unless the said gen
tlemen friends are brave enough
to go with the ladies and sit with
them during the sermon . Should
such a movement, on tho part of
the fair sex, start in Wadesboro,
it would almost stop courtship
here and the results might be
disastrous. Wadesboro Ansoni-
A merciless murderer is Ap
nendicitis .with many victims
But Dr: King's New Life Pills kill
it by V prevention. They gently
stimulate stomach, liver and
bowels, preventing that clogging
that invites appendicitis, curing
Constipation, Billiousness, Chills,
Malaria, Headache and Lndiges
tion. 25o at all Druggists.
STATESYiLLE ANO IREDELL COUNTY.
Attempted Suicide. Writer has Been Say
Ing Mean Things About Stafesvllle.
Statesville Landmark. March 9 12th.
A few day 8 ago Miss Ada Cook,
a verv respectable voung girl of
Davie county, aged about 17 years,
attempted to commit suicide by
cutting her throat. The cause is
unknown but some think it is on
account ot love attairs. one is
a sister of W. H. Cook, Esq , of
this county, and a first cousin cf
Deputy Sheriff Blaylock, of Cool
Spring township. (Correspond
Postmaster R. S. Templetoa, of
Mooresville. who attended the
Taft inauguration at 'Washington
last week, passed through States
ville Saturday en route home.
While in Washington Mr. Temple
ton was painfully injured by
a fall on the ice. The side of
his head and face . are badly
scratched and bruised as a result
of the fall.
Rev. J. F. Mitchiner, pastor of
Western Avenue Baptist church,
who has been considering a call to
the pastorate of the Hamlet Bap
tist church the past few. weeks,
wired the Hamlet Baptists yester
day that he had decided to de
cline the call. Mr. Mitchiner's
friends here are much gratified to
know that he will remain with his
John F. Myers, the New Jersey
man who was recently reported in
a Bridgeton, N. J., paper as stat
ing things about Statesville which
are gross misrepresentations, has
written private letters to a num
ber of Statesville acquaintances
offering an explanation which
hardly explains. The Landmark
will give Mr. Meyers' side of the
case in next issue, with maybe a
few words of comment.
Rev. J. M. Wharey, who is
supplying the pulpit of tha -Fiistj
Presbyterian church, is noted for
strong and vigorous sermons. His
sermon Sunday morning on the
sin of covetnesB selfishness was
a powerful presentation of the
evils of an insidious sin which is
denounced in the Bible as one of
the most jjeinous sins. The ser
mon attracted much attention and
much favorable comment. .
Friday T. T. Caldwell, of the
Troutman community, whose barn
was burned recently, Bwore out a
peace warrant for Jas. Brookahire,
his brother-in-law, who is charged
with burning the barn. The case
was to have been heard before Jus
tice Turner Saturday, but was
postponed until yesterday after
noon, when it was heard by Justice
King. Mr. and Mrs Caldwell allege
that Brookshire has made threats
against them and they are much
afraid of him. They seem to fear
that he will burn their jdwellicg
or do them bodily harm and Mrs.
Caldwell becomes almost hysteri
cal at times. At the trial yester
day she was in a pitiable state ' of
mind. After hearing much evi
dence and argument by attorneys
'Squire King decided that Mr.
Caldwell had little ground , on
which to demand a peace bond
and he dismissed the case. The
whole affair is most unfortanate
Chas. G. Armfield, who recently
retired as deputy register of deeds
has secured a position as teller of
the Elkin National Bank and will
leave Monday for Elkin to take up
his new work.
Dr. A. B. Burns, who came to
Statesville from Atlanta about a
year ago and has since been locat
ed here for the practice of his pro
fession, having offices with Dr.
Albert Houck, has decided to lo
cate at Cleveland to take' up the
practice of Dr. W. F. Chenault.
who died recently, and expects to
leave tomorrow for Cleveland. Dr.
Barns is a clever and accomodat
ing young man,isagood physician
and has built up a good practice
during his short stay in - States
ville. Robert Turner, a young man
employed at thePaola cotton mill,
was painfully and possibly serious
ly injured in a rather unusual
ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
Picture Men get Them. Salisbury Law
yers at Stanly Superior Court.
8tanly Enterprise, March. 11th.
Mrs. E. B. Brower, of Concord,
died Monday night from pneu
monia. She was the mother of
Mrs. Dr. W. D. Pemberton, .
Howard Loftlin, of Spencer,
was a guest last week of Mr. and
Mrs. G. R. McCain . Mr. Loftlin
lost an eye and sustained other in
juries at the magazine explosion
at Spencer several months ago.
Much amusement was caused
the other day in the excitement
that followed a little ruse. Dick
Tyson has moved out on his farm,
and the boys gave him an old-time
belling. But it was arranged be
tween Dick and John Lanier that
the later should shoot him
with a blank cartridge. This was
done end Dick fell, crying, "Boys
am shot 1 "Norwood Corres-
Court brought to town this week
several prominent lawyers and
others well knqwn, Among the
visitors are : Attorneys Lee Wright,
M. F. Hatcher, T. J. Jerome, L. H.
Clement, of Salisbury.
Rev. A. H. Wynkoop, of Mor-
ganton, has accepted the call as
pastor ot the First Baptist church
at this place. The congregation
was well pleased with the sermons
he preached here and with him as
rw i .1 t
a man. lne town extenas a wel
come to him and his family.
Beware of imitations. Pay for
what you get, and see it's the real
thing. Some few weeks'" ago some
picture men canvassed our town
and took orders for work. In ad
dition to this they gave out cou
pons to draw fine cane rocking
chairs, gold watches, silver spoons
and other valuable things. They
sold them some. The work was
delivered and4.he free goods a re, to
come by freight. The only thiilg
that comes free is salvation and
water. Norwood correspondence.
A Judge Who Sees Both Sides.
"If labor unions picket a fac
tory in an attempt to boycott the
goods made in it, thus putting the
owner to expense for guards and
employes, they must reimburse
him for such expense, according
to a1 ruling February 9th, 1909, by
Justice Mills, sitting in the Su
preme Court. The cane in point
was heard by Justice Mills in Jan
uary. It was brought by Joseph
W. Jones, president of the Jones
Speedometer Company, which has
a factory in New Rochelle and
another in Harlem, The suit was
directed against George M. Marr
president of District Lodge No. 15
of the International Association
of Machinists. Local No. 400 was
co-defendant. The machinists
and firemen struck and posted
pickets around the shop and Mr.
Jones was put to the expense of
hiring guards forthe plno. Judge
Mills holds that the p ontiff was
net only entitled to the injunctive
relief, which had been given, but
lso for damages in the sum of
$3,847 against the lodges and in
dividual co-defendants." Ameri
manner at the mill late yesterday
afternoon. "The mill had just
closed down for the day and Tur
ner was on the mill platform en
gaged in a frolic with a number of
other young people when he was
shoved from the platform, face
forward. When he struck the
ground an open knife inf his pocket
penetrated his abdomen the full
length of the blade. It was at
first thought that he was mortal
ly wounded but when a physician
arrived it was found that the blade
ranged upward and the wound is
therefore not necessarily danger
ous. Don't wait until your blood i3
impoverished and you are sick and
ailing, but take Hollister's Rocky
Mountain Tea now. It will posi
tively drive out all winter impuri
ties. 35 cents, Tea or Tablets.
Cornelison and Cook.
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
A Big Business Oeal. $40,000 for Pa
rental Neglect. Flour for the Roads.
Concord Times. Mar. 11. '
We regret to note that the con
dition of S. H. Farrow at the
home of hie son-in-law, W, W,
Morris, is very serious, and-has
been for several days, ile has
many friends here andelswhre
who will hope for his improve
A big force of hands waa-spnt to
work yesterday morning by. super
intendent Coble clearing; away
the debris of the burned milt No.
4 of the Locke mills. The work
will go rapidly forwardjwe learn,
and this mill will be rebuilt and
equipped with the latest machin
ery. Improvements of various
kinds will be made from, time to
time at these mills, and this is
good news to everybody in. Con
The amount appropriated by the
State Legislature for the Stonewall
Jackson Training School for the
next two years is $40,000, and the
friends of the school are greatly
elated at this handsome treat
ment". Of this amount $20,0C0 is
to be for the maintenance or so
much as may be necessary, and
the remainder for ingarovements.
This amount will construct and
rquipp tvo more cottages like
those the school now has. and this
will give a capacity of 120 boys.
We learn that it is very probable
that some outside philanthropist
will give the school an amount
equal to that appropriated by the
A I usiness deal, the largest that
has ever taken place in the mer
cantile circles of the city, was con
summated last Monday, when P.
B. Fetz.tf, the senior member of
the lirm, purch sed the entire
st'ck cf the immense store of the
Cannon & Fetzer Co. Jhe dal
includes the real estate, mcfiri ;
dise, live stock and the entire
holdings of the company.
A horse belonging to one of our
frieudswhile coming from mill
the other day, because frightened,
an l ran for quite a distance be
fore the rider could get the animal
stopped. He was taking flour
home from the mill, and in some
way the sack got torn, and strew
flour all along the road, One of
tho passers-by wondered if the
road law had been changed that
flour had to be used on the roads
as a top dressing, Smith Ford
Judge Charged with Serious Ottenses.
As a result of the probing into
the affairs of the defunct Ohio
German Insurance Company, the
Lucas county grand jury this after
noon returned five iudictments
against Judge Michael Donnelly,
president of the company, Two
of the indictments charge perjury,
two embezzlement and one em
bezzlement and obtaining money
by- false pretenses. Donnelly is
judge of the circuit court in the
third judicial district of Ohio.
The company was barred from
doing business in Ohio last-De
cember. Jue Donnely is charg
ed with falsifying the reports of
the company to the State insur
ance department. The embezzle
ment indictments specifiy that
Donnelly applied funds of the
company to paying interest on
pprsonal debts, the amount involv
ed is large. It is charged that
the reports submitted to the State
covered up $300,000 in unpaid
losses Toledo, Ohio, dispatch.
A special to the Charlotte Ob
server, from Laurensburg, S. C.,
says: "The spring term of Scot
land Superior Court, for the trial
o civil actions adjourned to-day
without a single case going to the
jury, a new event in the life of
this county and in the experience
of Judge Biggs.
If you'd be dubbod a handsome
And win a hadsome Knight,
The secret here I do impart,
Take Hollister's Rocky Mountain
Tea at night. Cornelison and
An Intimation That It Is Saying too Much
1 to North Carolina People Just Now.
That it does. -And it talks to
Southern people as loud as to our
brethren of the NoiJh, - When we
were poor we spent our time abus
ing the tariff. Now we abuse it
only in spots. Lousiaun wants her
sugar protected, and the lumber
interests are clamoring for their
share. We formerly berated the
trusts uteraly flayed them alive
Now we speak softly about them
and then turn pale when they
threaten to leave us. Of course
we Btill pour cut vials of wrath
against the Standard Company
and old John D. Rockfeller. for
he lives in New York and his com
pany has small holdings in North
Carolina, but we have changed our
attitude towards tha American
Tobacco Co., and all because the
Dukes are spending money freely
m Durham town and at other
places. The Dukes are also about
to swipe every ounce of water
means that they will ultimately
t the factories, too, and the
statesmen who were trained to
to abuse trusts say in a whisper,
'Be careful or you will injure the
We listened to a speech in the
Senate last week, of remarkable
pungency and power. It was by
Senator Lockhart of Anson'covnty,
on this very question. He warn
ed the Legislature against the evil
day and pointed out that the cra
ven cowardice of the Kentucky
Legislature compelled the Night
Riders to bring the American
Tobacco Company to its knees;
and he urged the Senate to re
member what had been promised
the people on every stump in North
Carolina ; but the "business inter
ests" now dominate the situation,
since the election is over, and the
very men so violent three or four
months agev are gentle" as cooing
doves today. Money has spoken.
Have you ever noticed how com
pletely a man's attitude changes
when he rises in the scale of pros
We happen to think of a man
who at one time would have all
but'laid downjhis life for the "dear
pee pul," but who, having struck
luck and made $10,000 on his
truck farm, hasgrown wonderfully
conservative, and thinks first of
the moneyed clssses and afterward
of the common folks whom he
formerly adored. Money is talk
ing to our Southern people as it
never talked before. We are all
alike and the best of us listen to
its soothing song. Chairity and
Unusual Features of the Inauguration.
For the first time in 76 yearj
the president took the oath of office
in the Sente chamber and deliv
ered his inaugural address there
For; the first time the president
elect and his wife were the guests
of the retiring president and his
wife in the White House before
The heaviest snowstorm ever seen
in Washington, blocking the
streets, stopping cars delaying
trains for many hours.
For the first time since tha in
vention of the telegraph the capi
tal on Ingauuration Day was prac
tically cut off from communica
tion with the outside world.
Though th - announced line was
broken in many cases, thousands
of soldiers, sailor, the Wes.t Point
cadets and many regiments of
malitia marched through the snow
storm and cheered Taft with the
It Sated His Leg.
"All thought I'd lose my leg,
writes J. A, Swenson, Watertown,
Wis. "Ten years of eczema, that
15 doctors could not cure, had at
last laid me up. Then Bucklen's
Arnica Salve cured it sound and
well." Infallible for Skin Erup
tions, Eczema, saitttneum, tfons,
Fever Sores. Burns, Scalds, Cuts
and Piles. 25c at all Druggists.
A Number of Patients in the Building, fine
Man Loses His Life.
Fire that was discovered short
ly before 8'olock this morning de
stroyed the Biggs' Sanitarium an
osteopathic institution located on
West -Market street, resulting in a
loss of about $15,000 and one life.
Frank Greene, an aged man from
Goldston, Chatham county, who
han been in the sanitorium sever
al months receiving treatment for
paralysis, was unable to leave his
room And was burned to death.
He was burned beyond the point
of recogniton, the flesh on his face
and body being charred and baked.
Both legs were burned off below
6he knee?. Mr. Greene was to
have returned to his home in a few
days. He was 65 years of age.
All the patients had narrow es
capes for their lives. Four women
jumped to the ground from second-
story windows and were injured
more or lesB seriously, one of them
having an arm broken. They
were moved to reside ces in the
naigborhood and given medical
The most miraculous escape was
that of the infant of Dr. and Mrs,
A, C. Biggs. The baby was thrown
to the grown by its mother from
a room Jon the second floor aud
did not receive a single scratch or
The firemen responded prompt
ly to the alarm, but the fire made
such progress they were unable to
save the property. By splendid
ork they prevented the flames
from spreading to the handsome
new First Baptist church, which
adjoined the building in which
the sanitorium waB located.
The burned building waB owned
by Charles H. McKnight and as
insured for $3,500, about half its
value. Dr. Bigas carried insur-
ance to the amount of $7,000 on
his furniture and eauinment.
Greensboro correspondence Char
"Jew" is the Correct Designation,
"The proper term to use of the
modern descendants ot the ancient
patriarchs and prophets is Jew,"
declared Rabbi David Philipson
in an address at the Avondale
Temple last night. His subject
was, "Jew, Israelite, Hebrew,"
and he told of the meaning of the
three terms .
"Broadly speaking, I. sriould
say that Hebrew is the linguistic
term and is properly used of. those
who speak the Hebrew language,"
said he. "Since the Jews speak
the language . f tbe country which
they are citizens, Hebrew is not
the proper term to be applied to
them, even though it is the cus
tom of some society reporters,
when describing some function in
swell Jewish circles, to speak of
the 'Hebrew aristocracy.'
"On the same broad lines it may
he said that Israelies was the Na
tional name of the people while
they dwelt in Palestinei Since the
Jews are no longer a nation, but a
religious community, scattered
among the nations of tha world
and attached politically, to their
several fatherlands, this term
Israelite also is not, properly used
nowadays whea speaking, of them
Tt e name Jew is the religious cog
nomeu corresponding to the term
applied to the faith . In speaking
of this faith we call it neither
Hebranism n r Israelitism, but
Judaism, These are correspond
ing terms, iience, i should say
that the proper term to use of the
modern descendants of the patri
archs and prophets is Jew That
a hostile world has frequently at
tached an opprobrious signifi
cance to this term is just the rea
son why we should hold it in hon
or and invest it with a true digni
ty. Cincinnati -Enquirer.
A spring tonic that makes rich,
red blood. Brings strength,
health and happiness to the whole
family. Nothing equals Hollis
ter's Rocky Mountain Tea as a
Soring regulator. . 85 cents. Gar.
Jneliaon and Cook.
A Serious Smash-nD lrWhic Stranjte to
Say, do Lliel i TOfi"
A big smash-up occurred on .the
main line of the Southern at Jthe
lower end of the coal cbuteryester
eay afternoon at 5 o'clock. Three
engines participated and it seems
almoat a mirajle that no one was
At the point Where the wreck
occurred the tracks are in the
shape of the letter the main
line and a switch running paral
lel and a short spur track connect
ing the two. Freight engine No.
482, in charge of Engineer McCoin,
was on the switch getting coal and
watter at the , chute. The yard
engine was on the switch just be
low waiting for the freight engine
to move out of the way. Engin
eer McCoin backed off the switoh
on the spur for the purpose of get
ting on the mam line and clearing
the switch. He did not glance up
the main line and train No. 22.
Asheville to Goldsboro, two hours
ate, crashed into his engine.
Meantime the yard engine was
moving toward the coal chute, the
reight engine having about clear
ed the switch.
The passenger engine . was in
charge of engineer Hence May and .
he did not see the freight engine
in time to stop. But he decreased
the speed of his engine consider
ably. The collision sent the
freight engine crashing against
he yard engine which in turn
drove the freight engine jam
against the passenger engine. The
yard engine then bounden from
the switch to an adjoining track
and was secure on the rails before
it could be stopped. The other
engines were rammed together and
the wrecking crew from " Danville
had to be summoned before the
tracks could be cleared. The two
engines were badly damaged arid
will be taken to the shops for re
An engine from the yards here
was attached to train No, 22 and
it resumed its journey east after a
delay of half an hour. Greensbo
ro Telegram, 13th,
A dispatch from rAshevillerN.
C, saysjr that believing that the
"spells" cast by. negro "hoodoo"
doctor had caused a lizzard to en
ter his stomach. Job Johrtimn.
a negro seemed about to die jr wast
ing away from day-to daVand not
heeding the assnrace 6f doctors
that no lizzard was consuming his
vitals, he declared. He asserted
that he could feel the Teptile . in
his stomach, and no medicine
could effect it because ifc wna
"hoodoo." Relatives appealed to
Magistrate Grover who has taken
an interest in negro superstitions,
and has a collection of grass roots
with which he amuses himself; by
prescribing them to cut loose
"spells.'k The magistrate secur
ed a live lizzard, and then, wrap
ped Job in blankets to-day, brewed
and emetic with pretended incan
tations and administered it to Job.
It put the negro to sleep, and
when ha awoke the magistrate tri
umphantly heid up the lizzard to
Job and told Jiim the "hoodoo"
spell was broken. Job left bis
Deafness Cannot be Cured -
by local applications, as they can
not reach the diseased portion of
the ear. There is only ,one way to
cure deafness, and that's by .the
constitutional remedies. Deaf
uess is caused by an inflamed con
dition of the mucous lining cf the
Eustachian Tube. When this tube
is inflamed yon have a rumbling
sound or imperfect hearing, and
when it is entirely closed, Deaf
ness is the result, and unless ' the
inflammation can be taken outatid
thiB tube restored to its 'normal
condition, hearing will be de
stroyed forever; nine cases out of
ten are caused by Catarrh,, which
is nothing but an inflamed'' 'con
dition of the mucous surfaces" .
We will give One Hundred iDol
lars.for any -sase of Deafness
(caused .by catarrh) that .cannot
be cured by Halty Catarrh Care.
Send'for circulars free: ' 1 -P.
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