tfl FLOWERS COLLECTiOPL
A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs.
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Salisbury, N. C. Tuesday, March 23rd, 1909.
VOL. V. NO. 14.
Wm, H. Stewart, Editob.
STATESYiLLE AND IREDELL COUNTY.
Ksri Yictias of tbs Cloer Brothers. New
Yerters Charmed WiUi North Carolina
BUtVtTlUe Landmark. March lth.
Qeorge Church, who has a posi
Mcm at the plant of the States-
; Oil & Fertilizer Company
ftQgjdeotally stepped into a seed
eljrator at' the mill Friday and
bis foot was badly- crushed . A
7 physician dressed the injury im
mjediatf after the accident and
it is not thought that it will re
J.- M. Gabriel, who some weeks
age underwent an operation for
appendicitis at the Long sanatori
qi- has abut recovered his
length and Friday went to his
home in .Catawba county. Mr.
Ghfi&riel hadjbee . ut of the sana
tcjrinm abput tn . weeks but kept
iqpors until Friday.
Tho number of the victims of
the Cloer brothers, check flash
etsV will probably never be fully
tuwn, Ihe other day R. F. Bur
. a-"n, cashier of a bank at Marion,
uwas shown a photograph of Bob
Cider and recognized him as the
mn who passed a forged check on
;fiint. Mr. Barton did not state
th amount o the check. There
are doubtlesmany other victims
ofthe Oloers who haven't made
thi fact known. Telling it won't
the money back and noue
are anxious to admit we've
bentaken in: .
While J. J. Nicholson, of Beth-
any township, was helping to ad
just a disc harrow a few days ago,
a piece of the machinery slipped
anditruck him a terrible blow id
the face. Mr. Nicholson wis in
town Friday and his face plainly
ahowed the marks of his encounter
Gen; J. F. Armfield returned
Friday fiomNew York, wnere- -he
was called as a character witness
in the Lumsden tual. Gen. Arm
field says the eloquence of Gov.
Aycock, who appeared for Lums
duu at the trial, attracted the at
tention of the New Yorkers.
Th district attorney, in clos
ing for the prosecution, said
the speech of the ex-governor was
the most eloquent ever heard in
that court room, and he warned
the jury not to be moved by it.
Thirteen cars of the eastbouod
freight .train No. 74 were derailed
and partially destroyed at a point
pear Cojmelly Springs Friday
moming, but all the train crew
escape-injury. Three of the
wrecked cars were loaded with live
stock and a number of horses and
cows were killed. The track was
badly damaged and traffic was de
layed several -hours. Passenger
trains Ijot. $6 and 11 transferred
passengers at the scene of wreck.
Tfee wreck js supposed to have
been caused either by the break-
in 2 down of a heavy coal car or
the breaking of a rail.
Culprits Fearing Purnishment.
It isf learned here that Judge
Fereuson and Judge Ward have
made au exchange of courts, and
that Judge Ward will preside over
the spring .term of the Superior
court for trial of criminal cases,
whiph cpnyenes here April 9th.
Judge Ward created quite a stir
here last fall in regard to the sen-r
tepees of Gases of conviction for
violations of the prohibition law,
and it is predicted that there will
be apother shake-up when he re
tains, in April. The last Legisla
tore amended the Ashville polioe
court Jaw by giving Superior court
concurrent jurisdiction with i,
polioe court in whiskey casa, A
no few persons herean -u'
looking for grand jury indi .
for liquor violations when c
convenes. Asheville dispatch.
A merciless murderer is Ap
pendicitis with many victims.
But Pr. ging's New Life Pills kill
It by prevention. They gently
stimulate stomach, liver and
bowels, preventing that clvgging
that invites appendicitis, curing
Constipation, Billiousness, Chills,
Malaria, Headache and Indiges
tion. 25o at all Druggists.
UARRllD IN 6AST0NIA.
But the Hppi Couple Took no Friends Into
Dr. J. Tnoiaas Wright and Mrs.
Lillian Frontis, both of this city,
were married! in Gastoaia Febru
i:6feh. Rev. W. H. Hardin of
the Episcopal church officiating.
For severalldays it has been ru
mored that Df . Wright and Mrs .
Frontis were jmarried, but the ru-
mor could not ne vennea, as ir.
Wright when Questioned by a
Journal reporter denied its truth
t -m. ...
fulness. The rjUmorwAB, however,
so persistent f tnat ine journal
. .8.1 m i T ' i
queried the iregister of deeds in
both Mecklenburg and Gaston
counties, the tumor having both
as the i place I of' the ceremony.
Yesterday a reply was received
from the Gaston man to the effect
that they had been marmd on the
26th of last month.
f' A reporter called on Dr. Wright
yesterday, shqwed him the tele
gram and asked him for a state
ment. He admitted that the in
formation waj correct and ex
plained that fpr reasons satis fac
prikto bimselfjand wife they had
endeavored to eep the marriage
a secret for m time and conee
quently had been denying the ru
mor. .4 - " .
Mrs. Wright, fwho was formerly
Alias Lillian Pits, is well known
in this city, having lived here
practically all hfcr life. She has a
large circle of friends and ac
quaintaLces who will be interest
ed to learn :'ofh'e marriage.
- Dr. Wright 6a?me here from Sal
isbury about six years ago . He
is a writer of note, both . of litera
ry and medical works, aod his pro-
ductions iiave been published in
magazines "and medical journals
of national "reputation. He is a
member of an old and well known
Salisbury fami ly I Winston; Jour
New Tariff Bill.
The middle of June is generally
predicted to-day as the time when
the Payne tariflf bill may reach
President Taft foff his signature.
Among Democrajts some of the
cuts are so radical that they art,
looking for a "joker" in the "bill,
Among Republicans many expres
sions of disapproval of the pro
posed rate cuts jare heard and a
flood of amendments are expected
from this source.!
The Ways aod Means committee
met to-day to prepare a formal re
port of the bill balck to the House.
The general debate will begin
Monday and progress depends
largely upon thej attitude of. the
Democrats. As fill, even Leader
Champ Clark, were kept in com
plete ignorance oi the bill before
it was introduced! by Payne, their
plan of campaign is not yet de
termined. It willpkely take form
in a minority report, setting forth
the minority's objections to the
The Ways andlVeans committee
adopted Representative Payne's
motion recommending the new
tariff bill to-day! by a vote of 13
to 6. The Democrats Opposed it
excepting Broussafd, of Louisiana,
the new member of the committee
who voted with the Republicans.
The Democrats were given until
Tuesday to preparf, a minority re
port. Chairman Payne reported the
tariff lill back to the House at
12 :02, with recommendation that
it pa88.--Washingon dispatch.
We learn that it is a settled fact
that there will sdon be another
cottvt dij.j omit $t -banais ny a
at ,r. : ' mpany. The lumber for
h . ... st ruction ol tenant houses
i iug hauled and placed on the
aude, and the grounds are be
g cleared off for i the buildings.
The mill will be erected about two
hundred yards south from where
the present mill now stands and
will be on the eame side of the
Jf you'd be drubbed a handsome
And win a hadsome Knight,
The secret here I do impart,
Take Hollister's Rocky Mountain
Tea, at night. Cfornelison .and
LEX1N6T0N AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
Drink Causes More Murder. Complaint
Road Conditions In Davidson.
Lexington Dispatch. March 17th.
Saturday morning between four
and five o'clock the factory build
ing formerly occupied by the Lex
ington Metal Bed Company was
burned. How the blaze started is
unknown, because the place had,
not been used for months, and no
fire had been in it fora long time;
but it seems pretty certain -that
somebody set it going, either by
design or accident .
The roads are 'simply awful."
Every farmer who can get to town
theBe days tells the same" story of
mud, mud, mud. During such
seasons busipess is crippled, traffic
almost suspended, money lost,
time wasted. Every time a farmer
comes in the office with mud all
over his clothes and an exausted
expression on his tace, telling
about ho tt bad our highways are,
we look at a picture on the wall
a picture showing a team of two
horses, hauling 12 bales of cotton
to market over the roads in Meck
lenburg. In Davidson at this
time that load would require at
least 12 horses and 12 wag-
ons, and over someoi tneroaas we
doubt if one horse could navigate
with a single bale of cotton.
It is learned that the J. W.
Gregory who killed a man at Lan
caster, S. C, on the ord of March,
is the J. W. Gregory who former
ly operated a marble yard and
monument business in Lexington
He married a Miss Hinkle, of this
county, and is well-known in Lex
ington.' The shooting resulted
froma trivial matter, and probably
would not have occurred had not
Gregory been drinking. He shot
the man five times, it is said, and
his victim died shortly afterward.
aerevwaa a . case in dhe . recent
Iiavidson court "againsP Gregory,
charging forgery, but it was nol.
prossed with leave.
Friday Rev. T. R. Taggart, the
new pastor of the First Presby
terian church, arrived from Norns
own Pa., with Mrs. Taggart and
their infant son, and were com
fortably installed in the manse,
which had been made ready by the
ladies of the church who liberally
"pounded" their minister before
he came. Sunday the new pastor
held his first services, morning
and evening. The interior of the
church had been greatly improved
and was finished in every particu
lar by the time Mr. Taggart arriv
ed. The people of Lexington ex
tend a warm welcome to this min
ister and his family and trust that
they will find our town a pleasant
The jury in the I. L. Hooper
house-burning case redered a ver
diet of guilty to-day at 12 o'clock
after deliberating two days. Im
mediately Judge Peebles sentenced
Hcoper to three years at hard la
bor on the county chain gang
The defendant's council made ap
plication for a near trial, which
was denied, whereup.n notice of
an appeal was given, Hooper was
released under a $2,000 bond.
Thus closes one of the moBt
sensational and most unusual
trials ever neia nere, in wmcn a
man and woman of respectability
on Wnflina wr nharcrArf
surance which as six times more
than the value of the household
goods. A man and woman, neigh
bors, were star witnesses. Hooper
and Mrs, Gray's husband were
both traveling salesmen for A. B,
Seely & Son, J. S. Seely, of the
firm having married a sister of
Mrs. Gray and Hooper's deceased
wife Elizabeth City special to
It Saved His Leg.
"AH thought J'd lose my leg,"
writesJ. A Sweneon, Watertown,
Wis. "Ten years of eczema,- that
la doctors coma not cure, had at
last laid me up. Then Bucklen'B
Arnica Salve oured it Bouud and
won. xuiauiuie xux o&iu -Ej rup-
tions, Eczema, Salt Rheum, Boils,
Fever Sores, Burns, Scalds, Cuts
and Piles. 25c at all Druggists.
SORRY FOR RAILROADS.
Road Gets Lots ot Abuse and a Little Sym
pathy May be Appreciated.
That was a fearful wreck occur
ed on the Southern last Friday
morning about 2 miles above
Hildebrand. We went up "to see
it. Language can hardly describe
it. There were hundreds of peo
ple there. So many that one
could hardly see or learn anything
for the multitude. You could
hear everything and see most any-
mug. Two wtuid see sne eame
thing at the same time and both
telt a different tale. There never
has been any agreement as to how
many oawrwere wrecked and how
many were loaded with co,ws. Some
said 13 cars, some said 14' and
some said more. Some said there
were 3 cars of cattle, others said 2.
All agreed there was one ear load
of bones, but to us, it looked like
There were several car loads of
coal, several with lumber, and one
or two with furniture. All the
norses and cows were not killed,
but it is a wonder they were not
all killed. Some were so badly
hurt they had to be killed. Some,
especially, the cows looked like
they were uot hurt at all, but it
is a wonder they were not all kill
ed. Our Hickory people went un
and bought the cattle and horses.
No one did not seem to know whose
stock it was. Anyway, the rail
road company sold the n. We
can t begin to describe now the
stock was wedged in together.
Some were still alive, and trying
to eat grass. It was heart rend
We feel sorry for therailroad
company. Can't help it, The loss
will be great. The company will
have to pay big damages or fight
it through the court. And we
know what that means i Me i eg a
ricK'r.rAtiQrai;' a'V big.
corporation. Just as wen tell the
truth about it. The comoauv will
be treated as though it did it on
purpose. Everybody knows that
the company don't want wrecks.
Grew Tired Dodging Officers.
W. E. Setzer, who has been
dodging the officers since last sum
mer to evade trial on charges of
illicit distilling, walked into the
court house Saturday, surrender
ed to the officers and gave bond
for his appearance at court. It is
said that he has been hiding in
Virginia. Last' summer Sheriff
Summers found a blockade dis
tilling outfit near Setzer's home m
obiloh township, betzer was sus
pected of operating the outfit and
was subsequently arrested. He
gave bond for his appearance at
court and then disappeared. For
a time it was believed that he was
hiding nearby, but the officers
could not locate mm. ne is a
I -m t 1 TT
well known larmer and nis case
has attracted considerable atten
tion ana comment. . infre was
considerable surprise when he
came in and surrendered. .5tates-
ville special to Charlotte Obser
Avarice got Him In Trouble,
Because neighbors of Burt Hol
land, in a settlement in McDowell
county saw smoke coming from
his kitchen chimney night and
daV. they gossiped that he must
wife to cook.
This talk reached United States
revenue . omcers nere, ana tney
raided the bouse. They found a
barrrel of whiskey and flasks, but
suspected nothing else until, in
vestigating a concealed, opening
in tho kitchen floor, they found a
cavern containing a whiskey still.
The smoke from the still passed
up the chim-ey. Water was
brought in by an underground
pipe, while the refu.se passed into
The still-had run undetected un
til the avarious Holland Was not
satisfied to operate merely while
meals would naturally be cooking,
but kepfe t,he still going night and
day. Asheville dispatch.
The Watchman, $1.00 the year.
ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
Railroad Construction. Improvement in
Freight Traffic. What Is a Dai's Work?
Stanly Enterprise, March. 18th.
The little son of Mrs. Baldwin
is no better. He was carried to
Salisbury, where he tvill undergo
an, operation. He was accompa
nied by Dr. T. A. Hathcock.
Norwood correspondent, i
The freight traffic is now on the
mend after skipping us some few
days. dipt. Lowder pulled in
Friday night with 18 cars of mer
Miss Jennie Davis, of Hender
sonville, and Miss Mabel Sbuman,
of Salisbury, were guests of fors.
D, C. Kluttz on Monday and Tues
day. Mr. Coley, of Salisbury, an ex
pert buggy trimmer, has accepted
a position with the Stanly Carri
age Company .
There has been considerable
sickness and suffering in our midst
from severe colds, lagrippe, and
touches otpneumonia, due, prob
ably, to the changes in weather.
"What constitutes a dav'a
work?" We figure it out that it
depends altogether on your occu
pation. If you lay biick. eiaht
hours ; if you keep house, sixteen
hours ; if you preach the gospel,
two hours; if you are porter in- a
sleeping car, twenty hours ; if you
8ervethe government, one hour ;
and if you are a newspaper man,
Rumors are being renewed that
the South Bound Railway will be
gin immediately the work of con
struction. It is generally under
stood that Pennsylvania Railway
interests are backing the scheme,
and that the recent trip made over
the right of way to secure facts to
be submitted to the man .who, .'are
backing the enterprise was success
ful in showing that for local bussi
ness the road would be a eood
"Turn that wrapping paper the
other side out," said a lady in a
dry goods store this week as the
clerk was putting up her purchase
in a printed wrapping paper. "
don't want to be a walking adver
tisement to your store. I read the
papers as all intelligent people
ought to do, and I think in them
is the place to advertise your busi
ness. Instead of asking your cus
tomers to carry your sign around
with every purchase of goods, go
and tell the people through the
papers what you have to sell and
how you sell it."
The Law Constitutional.
The Supreme Court of Appeals
of Virginia to-day decided the
Ward law to be constitutional, the
effect of which is that certain
towns and cities, a majority of
whose citizens voted "dry" must
remain "dry," though the "wets"
contended that mauy who voted
dry voted illegally because they
had not paid their poll tax. The
decision is far-reaching in that it
also involves the legality of bonds
issued for road and other purposes
in which also it was olaimed many
of the voters had not paid their
Is was held that the qualifica
tions prescribed by the constitu
tion for voters apply to elections
held for members of the Genera,
Assembly, and all officers elective
by the people and that this pro
vision does not prevent the Kegis
ture from prescribing the qualifi
cations of an electorate to vote iu
special eleotious for which the
constitution dues not provide
Richmond, Va., dispatch.
A spring tonic that makes-rich,
red blood. Brings strength,
health and happiness to the whole
family. Nothing equals Hollis
er s rtocKy Mountain lea as a
nelisou and Cook.
35 cents. Cor
Archie Beaver moved his
family to Kannapolis, last week,
where he has accepted a position
in a cotton mill at that place.
He formerly lived in Landis .
Don't wait until your blood is
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. 85 cents, Tea or Tablets.'
Cornelison and Cook. -
of House Refuse to Accept Can
non s committee Assignments.
The first test of the sincerity of
those Democrats who bound them
selves in caucus not to accept any
committee appointment unless ap
proved by Mr. Clark, the minori
ty leader, came when Speaker
Cannon announced the nersnnnnl
of. the committee on mileage in
the House to-day as follows :
Kennedy, of Iowa ; Lundin, of
Illinois; Garner, of Pennsylvania;
Lewis, of Georgia, and Denver, of
Mr. Bartlett, of Georgia, was
promptly on his feet and called
attention to tfae fact that Mr. Lew
is was not now a member of the
The Speaker acknowledged his
mistake and named Mr. Bartlett.
"I decline any such appoint
ment." Mr. Bartlett hotly replied.
The Speaker announced that
fact to the House and said that
without objection Mr. Bartlett
would be excused, which was done;
"The chair will name the gen
tleman from Kentucky, Mr.
James," said the Speaker,
"And the gentleman from Ken
tucky refuses to act.'1 Mr. James
remarked with emphasis.
The Speaker called a halt to
these refusals by submitting the
question to the House. He said
it was for the House to determine
whether or not a member shall be
excused from acting and put the
question to the House, with the'
result that Mr. James was excused.
The vote was viva voce and while it
was unquesionably against excus
ing Mr. James, the Speaker an
nounced the opposite result and
named Mr. Collier, of Mississ:ppi.
As he was not heard to object the
appointment will stand. Wash
RumorB are heard here that the
work of construction will begin
immediarely on the Southbound
Railway from Winston-Salem to
Wadesboro . Local capitalists
who are interested in the road
have but little to say except that
they are satisfied that the road is
certainly coming soon. The dis
tance is only about 100 miles and
the road will traverse a section
which is considered to be the
equal of any in the State .
It is generally understood that
Pennsylvania Railway interests
are backing the enterpise and the
purpose is to connect the Norfolk
& Western with the Atlantic Coast
Line and thus open a short line
from West Virginia to Charleston
and other southern points. If this
plan should succeed the new road
would be certainly the shortest
line to the middle west and it
would be a paying investment.
The recent trip made over tfie
right of way for the purpose of
gathering facts to be submitted to
the men who are backing the en
terpise was successful in showing
that for local business the road
would be a good thins. Wades
boro N. C. dispatch.
An Old Relic Unearthed.
Harry Wakeland, the young son
of Prof. C, R. Wakeland, of this
place, a day or two ago unearthed
in plowing, an ancient spear head,
evidently of the pattern used by
the soldiers of the sixteenth cen
tury, particulary the Spanish,
French and Italian, havinsr the
small hook in use at that period.
The whole head iB 12 inches lone
Professor Wakeland is of the
opinion that the spear is a relic of
some sixteenth centurv exnlora-
tion, eitntr or tne Frencn or
A. i 1 J it --
Spanish, advancing the theory
"that either Vrrazzani, the ex
plorer (employed by the French),
or De Ayllen, the Spanish slave
trader; pirate and buccanee, not
only lost this reclic but the sol
dier who carried it. in battle with
the Indians." He points out that
these explorers penetrated this re
gion about 1524 and 1520 respect
ively, verrazzani in his report
exhibiting the good judgment to
describe it as "an earthly Para
dise. lnererorj it would not
seem implorable that this old re
lie might be a trace of one or the
expedition. Fayettvillel Taka Hall's FamUFPillt for
special to Charlotte Observer.
Says Sooth Must Oeaamd Control of Deo
Declaring that ' 'the South must
quit her cowardice or split at
once, ' Julian Harris, editor of
Uncle Remus's-The Hbme'Mag
azine, in an editorial entitled
'Shall the Solid South be feat
tered?" printed in the March
uiumber of the Magazine, makes
some startling declarations con
cerning the political situation in
In part, he says :
"As long as the South remains
solidly Democratic under preraat
-conditions she will be hopeless and
helpless. She gave to the resent
Democratic presidential nominee
all but a thimblefull of electorial
votes, yet she had no voice in
making the nomination: ami if
the election of the nominee had
follow3d she would have been not
one wnit better off, save tor an
isolated office or two.
"Why? Because the Democrats
outside the South believe that the
negro scarecrow will keep the
South solidly Democratic, They
have heard for years that the
South would 'vote for a yellow
dog' if the party nominated one.
Therefore the Northern and "West
ern Democrats write the platform,
name thenominees and in their
hearts for they do not .understand "
how the negro question nas solifled '
the South despise the SduthS-
timidity and complacence. It is
because the South has always been
solid and Democraticnthat it has '
no power with the Democratic;
party, and it is for the same rea--jjon
that the Republican party bas11
heretofore slipped in no planks
thit might palliate the Southern
ers. The "Solid South' is no
longer a power, it is a phras6 that
is the signal for laughter.
"Democracy ! What do the or
ganized DemAtr of-fTammany
For . national . politics
Tammanv wouldn't lift a finger, if
New York City might be carried
in local politics by knifing the
i "But the South is seeing and
understanding. There are two
ways open for her, now tha-the1
negro vote is for a few years put
out of danger
"One is to demand control of
the national Democratic party,
and the convention, and' then- if
the demand is refused, take cob"
trol and nominate its own man
out of the South and begin a figh
from the start, and to the finish.
"The other course is to break
the 'Solid South.'
"If by any chance this should
occur next election, and Georgia?
tihoulJ be the state that breaks
away, it would be sure to mean a
cabinet officer from this state,
doubtless one or more Repubfdarr
Southern Republican Con-'
"In the South no man but a-
staunch Southerner could be elect-,
ed even as a Renublfcan nor
would the Republicans appoint
any other kind. Then the SdtrtiJ
will have representation in the
party councils of the Republican
party, and what her represents
tives say will be heeded not.only
because doubtful states are not
easily to be diregarded, but equal-
y necause tne republican party
in De nearing the South's story
m a Boutnerrt - Kentiblidan1.
the negro who waits fora fed
eravannomtmnt will f.nm
withge.' " ft
Deafness Cannot he Cured
by local applications; as ther can.
not reaeh the-diseased portion of
kuo Bar, xuere is only one way -to
cure deafness, and that's by the
constitutional' remedies nf-i '
ness is caused bv an inftametf nrti
dition of the mucous lining ef th
justacnian rube.WVhen this tuba
is inflamed you have a rumbling
sound, or imperfect hearing, and
when it is entirely closed", Deaf
neBs is the result, and nntosY-tfa
in flam matio n can be taken outsnd
this tube restored to-its-normal
condition, hearing-will be de
stroyed forever; nine cases out of
ten are caused by Catarrh, wbicti
is nothing but anihfttfMed 'bnr.
dition of the mucous surfaces; -
We will give One HnndredtDol
lars for any case of Deaf aesa
be cured by Hall's Catarrh' Cure
Send for circulars freri "
F. J. CHENEY &30l. ToledoyCX
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