A Home Newspaper Published . taj; Interest of the People and for Honesty in Oovernmental Affairs.
Vol. V. No. 26.
Salisbury, N. O., Tuesday, June 29th, I909;
Wm. h. Stewart, Editor.
THE LAST RPES.
The Mortal Remains of the Late Recto' of
St. Luke's Church, Laid to Rest.
Thi remains of the late Rev. F.
J. Murdoch, D, D., reached this
city from Charleston, S. C, at
11:55 Wednesday morning, and
were accompanied by Mrs. Mur
doch, Miss Daisy Murdoch, a sister
of thfl deceased, Fraucia Murdoch
and Capt Richard Henderson, the
latter having gone to Charleston
with Mr. Mardcch early Tuesday
The funeral was held at five
o'clock Wednesday afternoon a
St. Luke's church. Bishop Ches
hir officiated, assisted by Revs
E. A Osborn", of Charlotte and
R. B. Owens, ,of Rocky Mount
Wit h these were Revs. Harris Mai
linkmdt, W. R. Smith and Fran
cis Osborne, of Charlotte, F. W
R. Arthurs, of New York: S. S.
Bost and Thos. L. Trot', of Dur
ham, Hunter, of Raleigh;
Browu, of C oleemee, and L. W
Blackwelder of this city. The
pastors of the different churches
in the city attended in a body.
The members of the vestry, with
the exception of J H. McNeely,
.who is now in Oklahoma, acted as
pall-bearers, as follows: Hon
John S. Hotiderson, Dr W. W
McKeuzie, Capt. Richard Hender
son, S. F. Lord, Theo. Buerbanm,
W. S. Blackmer, Capt, W. 0.
Coughenour, Johu R. Id, A. M .
Ricp, J. O. White and T. F.
Young. The church was crowded
to its full capacity and a number
who came were unablo to get in.
Aftnr the brief, but beautiful and
impressive service had been read
the funeral party proceeded to
Chestnut Hili where the intarment
took place. Nearly all the stores
as well as, the various business en
terprises with which the deceased
was connected, r leased their doors
during the funeral.
Dr. Murdoch was.a remaiksible
man in numerous respects, and it
may be safely asserted that his
death has created a larger gap in
church and business circles, than
could have been caused by the de
cease of any other man. He was
a many-sided, versatile man. His
shrewd business sagacity, his far
seeing judgment and his high
ideal of honor and integrity, serv
ed to place him upon a lofty
plain few men ever reach.
Socially he was a most charming
mi l. i . i n a
man inose wno nave naa in'
anecdote, could tell a story enter
tainingly and always enjoyed one
which bad a tinge of humor in it.
He had during his long life more
than the usual opportunities for
coming into contact with great
men great men in a scholarly
aud cultured sense. Being a stu
dent of human character and by
tho way a "most excellent judge
of it, his contact with men was
ever a source of much interest to
him. In trave'ing over the conn
try. while he could grasp almost
the minutest details connected
with the section he chanced to
visit, its products, climate, peo-i
pie, etc , he seemed to alwayB
care more for a close knowledge of
the people than of the places. It
has been remarked that he never
forgot anything he once knew,
and he had acquired an immense
fund of valuable and interesting
information which was ever at the
service of his friends, or others
who needed it. These things,
combined with his culture and so
cial, geiiial disposition, made bim
a conversationalist out of tne or
dinary and it was a rare treat to
spend an eveniug with him.
The deceased was a warm-hearted,
generous man and he did great
good wnicn win doubtless uevt-.r
be known to any except those
who were recipients of his bounty
By reason of his position ha was
subject to calls for aid from all
sources, and if any were ever turn
ed away without th aid needed,
it was merely because he felt an
attempt was being made to impose
upon his charitable and benevo
lent nature and with all his kind
heartedness, Dr. Murdoch was not
a man who would permit himself
- to be deliberately imposed upon.
(Continued on Pago 2.)
CQNCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
Does not Speak well of his Old Friends.
Wart Care in Granting Franchises.
Concord Times, Jane 14th.
Rufus Peacock, and aged citizen
of Kannapohs, died la6t Thursday
after a lingering illness. His death
was not expected, however. Mr
Peacock was 70 Tears of age a
Confederate veteran. ,
Richard M. Patterson, whose
illness we noted in our last issue,
died at his home in No. 4 town
shin last Friday at noon. His
death was the result of malaria
It seems that there are several
parties who want to build a car
line here. We think it will be
the part of wisdom for our city
fathers to go slow in the matter of
granting franchises, as this a most
Miss Lelia Judson Tutle, of Le
noir, make a talk at Central Meth
od ht last Sunday morning, and
was most attentively listened to.
M iss luttle has hniBhed a course
in the Scarritt Bible and Train
ing School, of Kansas City, and
will leave September 1st for China,
to whicn country sne goes as a
A friend in Co;. cord recently re-
o.-ivf-d a letter from Max Sebmid-
berger, who f ormerly operated in
icf pisnt here, but who is now liv
ing in Nf-w Mexico. He is a Ger
man who has not been this country
a great while. He says in his let-
"Here is very dry weather this
y ar and many of the Indians have
already lost stock on the range.
On my place is a little creek four
miles long, where is running about
10 gallons of water the minute.
In order to keep off other people.
I had to fence all the water or
they put on 100,000 head of stock
which, meant they would dripk all
the water and eat' all the -grass
"I am.' sorry I did uot go out
here four years ago. It had saved
me much worry, and the people in
Concord did not treat me fair as
being a foreigner."
June 24. A force of ban Is has
ieen at work on the sewer line dn
North Union street this . week
trying to find out the cause of its
being stopped up. The trouble
was caused by the roots of the
rees going through the pipes. '
John W. Philips was kicked in
the face by a horse he was plough
ing Wednesday morning. As a
result Mr. Philips is minus two
teeth besides having his face cut
in several places. The wounds are
not serious, however.
David Utley, of Henrietta, Tex
as, will arrive in Uoucord in a
few davB to visit relatives. Mr.
Utley left this couuty about forty
years ago. Me ib a brother of
Mr. Henry Utley and Mrs. Hay
At a meeting of the city alder
men Tuesday night a frachise was
granted to the Piedmont Carolina
Railway Company, of Salisbury,
to build and operate a street rail
way in Concord. The franchise
stipulates that the company is to
commence work within 60 days
from the date cf the franchise and
that three mile" of track shall be
bid within the corporate limits of
the city within two years, and
also that cars shall bo run over the
track after being laid every hour
for 12 hours a day. If the w irk
does not begin within fiO days the
company is so forfoit $1,000.
How to Preserve Your Lawn.
Many people who have fairly
gooi lawns run the grass out by
the way they treat it. They al
low it to grow up tall and then
mow it off and rake off the cut
grass, thns constantly exhausting
the soil. The bf-st thing for the
lawn in spring 19 a good dressing
of raw bone meal. Then run the
oets tall enough for it tn hit nd
then let the cut grass lie. It will
soon disappear, aud will be con-
stantly thickening the sod with
uj a iivi ioi jvj uiiu. 'UJUiDVUiP) wuilo
if the grass is allowed to grow tall,
i i : 1 1 u j. i- l t
growing weather the lawn mower,
i,uti wui uw too iuuuu leaves, in
snouid ne run once a week. Kal-
eigh, (N. C.) Progressive Farmer,
ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
The Way to Build up a Town. Sick Come
to Salisbury tor Treatment.
gtanly Enterprise, J une 84th.
S. A. PoplinJs on the sick list
as he has not fully recovered from
a case of the yellow jaundice last
w'nter. He has gone to Salisbury
for treatment under Whitehead
and Stokes. Shankle cor.
Daring, an electric storm last
Thursdav. a large sow and four
small pigs belonging to J. S
Honeycutt, proprietor of the City
Market, were huddled together
against a wire fence, and apparent
ly were killed instantly.
The matrimonial ball will soou
begin to roll in Albemarle, Not
to be outdone, our little city may
endeavor to keep abreast with her
thriving neighbors in this line as
well as others.
A terrible disaster of wind and
heavy rain swept through this
section last Friday tveniug, did
considerable damage to crops,
fruit trees and other timber, and
washed lotto! the worst that was
ever known. Silver Hill cor.
The best man we have in our
town for the general good of the
town it one yon will always see on
the front seat in the progressive
"band wagon.' He is the first
one to extend an open and warm
hand to greet the stranger and
welcome him to the best town in
the state. He will resent an in
sult to ur town as quickly as he
would a slur at a member of his
amily. He very politely invites
the chronic croaker to "move on."
He is ever ready to give his just
proportion to every public enter
prise. He talks up our town mt
home and;abroad and believes; it
the best place upon God's - green
earth in whiob to live and desires
to be baried here when he dies.
et us all try to be like this man
for one year and our little city will
take on new life and improve as
never before in its history.
How to Control Flies.
Flies on the farm can be made
much scarcer by keeping the ma
nure well cleaned up. Then thn
wooveu wire screens are now made
very cheaply and easily adapted
to all sizes of windows, and wire
screen doors fitted with springs to
close quickly will also aid in keep
ing cut fins and mosquitoes. The
few that get in can rapidly be dig
posed of with one of the fiue wire
brushes, now sold in the hardware
stores. With one of these, the
housekeeper can gc around the
room and kill every fly on wall or
window very rapidly.
Especially should there be the
closest attention to keeping out
flies when there is sickness in the
neighborhood, and people are care-
ess about the wastes of the siok
room. 1 called attention last vear
to the fact that flies in the din
iug room caused the outbreak of
typhoid fever at the State Normal
College at Greeusboro, and doubt
less, many other cases of diseases
that puzzled people to find the
cause, were due to flies. Hence it
is not only important for comfort
to keep the flies out, but especial
ly important as a preventive of
With a farm house isolated from
other buildings, it should be easy
to prevent many of the flips that
ar usually found there, by keep
ing tho stables and farm-yard ab
8 lutely clean of manure, and get
ting it out whore it will do good
and not harm.
Remember that they bave horse
manure and filth to breed in, and
ycu do not Want these carri-d in
to your milk oi othor food.W.
v. aiaesey, in Kaleigh, (N. C,)
TfOllble Makers Ousted.
! When wfferar from stomach
i trouble takes Dr. King's New Life
Pills he's mighty clad to sea his
Dyspepsia and Indigestion fly but
more he's tinlrl u;-
ne appetite, strong nerves healthy
VI8or fttl because stomach, liver
ana Kiaueys now work right. 25c
at all druggists, v
LEXINGTON AND MYID5UN COUNTY .
Good Year for Honey." -few Hotel will Re-
place the Structure Destroyed oy Fire.
f Lexington Dtopaten. Jufii i3r&? .
Thrifty gardnere have been en-
joying rcastiug ears t for several
- - .' i
days. Georgia watermelons are
on the market, irain loads of
meious are gmug uortn aany.
More encumbers are being shipped
Uf ?pt:, .,.
Saturday was rather .ii unlucky
day for Charles Rhodes' boys. One
of them lost the tip of a finger in
a machine, and Dr.;W. J. Vestal
had barely finished dressing the
hurt before a brother of the boy
was brought in from the N komis
where he had jumped on a spool
niiu BtucK a guou-Btzoti piece oi one
j. f u. u u- e .
. j j i j - i . r .
The wound was
wood drawn out,
doped and the
Monday Jim Green was in town
with a lot of fine hob y and while
displaying it to a -frieud. W. B.
Hunt walked up and asked why
this was such a good Hee year, say
ing that 15 bee trees had been
found in bis section and that there
were a great many swarms this
year. Nobody knew why it is a
good season for bees,1 but according
to reports there will be plenty of
Rev V. Y B ooier, of Concord,
has accepted the call to the pas
torate of the Lexii..on Lutheran
church, and will arrive October
1st. until then Kev. 11 Beat-
tv will serve thechcrch Thnew
nastor la nresident nf tb Nnrt.h
Carolina svnod of his enomina-
io i. and stands out nrominentlv
as a minister. The Lexington
t .. f:!: . t ' . - I
utnerans are to ne consrratuiated
on sparing Su'bfe preacher,
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and thejtown wlU welcome 'him
h )artilyl -I , f ';,. :.
Tuesday rM at l" o'clock
Dr. Francis JTMrVrdocb, of Salis
bury, died in ChrTeston, S. C, of
hnart disease, whither he had gone
to visit two sisters and take a rest.
fine old gentleman, courtly,
scholarly, loveable, his sudden
death shocked all who knew him
and many to-day mourn his taking
Plans have been agreed on by
the owners of the h jte. property
but the archieots, Wheeler &
Stern, of Charlotte, have not com-
pleted them yet. The new build-
ing will be three stroripe, equipped
with steam heating and all m:dern
Ilf 1 Ml 1 1 1 I
conveniences. wor win iiKeiy
begin as soon as the plans are
m. ,Lrj j v.a
1UB pUBLUUlUW UOJJai tituouu uao
replied to the petition for a new
route aud talks as if the territory
is now covered by mail Bervice.
Citizenswho live from two to five
miles from a route have filed fur
ther petitions and an effort will
be made to get the department to
send a man bere to investigate it,
The Wat Snakes eat Eggs. -
We have often heard of snakes
eating eggs hen eggs but we
never ku w how they went about
it until Saturday we learned the
secret from an eye witness. It
was in Rowan county where the
black snake swallowed four hen
- -. . i i j
eggs, tie touna ine ueBt uuuwr
au apple tree and although the
eggs wer larger around than the
snake's head, his neck or even his
body, he had no trouble in getting
them pushed down the narrow
passage You cou'd see them go
without any trouble aud when the
four eggs were in the snake you
could see the four knots on the
snake. But how did he digest
them? WkII that w s an easy
nnpnt.inii f.-.r Mr. Bluckauuke. He
crawled up to the body of the ap;
pie tree wrapped him elf around
it and tightened himself until
pop, pop, pop, pop and all the
eests were broken. Stateville
Mothers Have you tried Hoi
lister's Rocky Mountain Tea?
It's a great blessing to the little
ones, keens away summer troubles.
Makes them sleeo and grow. 85
cents, Tea or Tablets. Cor neli
son & Cook.
Some Snort Items of Interesi In Our Neigh
bor Town, j
Spencer Crescent, April 29tli.
Roy Pritchard, machinist, has
gone to Asheville, and will engage
in the insurance business, through
Messrs. Jackson and Stephens who
nave been spending some time
hero, and are now in Asheville.
P. A..Correll, of China Grove,
spent Monday in Spencer in the
interests of the pvejall factory
project, which it is hoped will
materialize an industry which
Jpencer really needs.
Mrs. Lee Haithcook, who had
been in the sanitorium at Salis
bury for surgical treatment, died
VPafarr? a xr mnrninor Mi- TTn i f Vi
I J J -.iviuiur, uii uaitu-
ix i , . .. XT
cock, who is with N. M. Gemaye,
brought the remains to Spencer
in the forenoon. The interment
will be at-Lexington1 to-day.
Scott Winders, 15 years old and
an orphan living with D. M . Pen
nington, abont 6 miles from Spen
cer, manifested last Friday acute
symptoms of rabies, foaming at
the mouth, struggling, biting, and
attempting to tear off his cloth-
iug. The boy was bitten by a
dog, some months ago, the animal
not having since developed mad-
dess rand while little hope is en
tertained that he will recover, the
malady is said to be something
other than hydrophobia, baffling
the diagnoses of the physicians.
following resolutions were
. t .
MOPl6Q a a recent meeting oi
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tne Minister s Association, of
- " Whnraai dnil in FTJo inofiifa
Li 1 ,j. : :j i
ui uut uuvniDg proviuence cas
taken from our midBt the Rev.
Francis Johnston Murdooh, D.J),,
for B? yearrector of St. Luke's
church, this isity; .therefore be at
Resolved, 1st, That we the Min
ister's Association of Salisbury
desire to place ourselves on record
feeliug keenly our loss of an effr
cient aud beloved member of this
body. Further, that we, are con
scious of the great loss which the
whole community sustains in the
demise of an eminently useful
man and citizen.
Resolved, 2nd, That we express
our heartfelt smpathy to the be-
reaved family of the deceased
brother, and send a copy of these
resolutions to the loved ones, on
whom the Btroke falls heaviest of
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an. w e commit inem o ino cov-
enant keeping God.
Resolved, 3rd, That our AssO'
ciation attend tne funeral ser-
vices in a body.
W. B. DUTTERA,
M, M. KINARD,
L. W. BLACKWELDER,
Committee Minister's Associa
Mauretanla Clips Record.
Queenstown, June 21. The
Cunard Line Steamer Mauretania
has clipped another 50 minutes
off her best previous eastward rec
ord, which also is her own.
She made the run from New
York in 4 days 17 hours and ; 21
minutes, the best previous being
4 day 18 hours and' 11 minutes.
She arrived off Daunt's Rock at
11 minutes past 10 o'clock this
morning, i ne total run was z,
933 knots, at an average speed of
25.88 knots an hour.
The best previous speed was
25 70 knots an hour ' The ;day's
runs were592, 606, 609. 602 and 524
'-.'.A Thrilling Rescue.
Hiw Robert R.Xean, of Cheny,
Wash , was saved from a frightful
death is a story to thrill the world
"A. bard cold," he writes, brought
on a desperate lung trouble that
baffled an expert doctor here jTh m
I paid $10'to $15 a visit to jilting
specialist in Spokane, Who did not
help mev Then l weut to Califor
nia, but without benefit. Ajb last
I used Dr. Kings New Discovery,
which completely cured me and
now I am as well as eyer." . For
Lung Trouble, Bronchitis,; Coughs
and Colds, Asthma, Croup and
Whooping Cough it is supreme. oOo
and $1.00. Trial
Guaranteed by all druggists,-
STATESViLLE AND IREDELL. COUNTY.
Killed by a Train. Jubilant Oier the Sun
shine. Caught in the Shafting.
Stateville Landmark, Jane 22nd.
Rev. C. E. Raynal, of Cnarlotte,
wno was recently called to the
pastorate of the First Presbyterian
church, preached at that church
Sunday morning and evening and
made an address at the Children's
Day exercises Sunday afternoon.
He was heard with interest by large
.congregrtions at all the services.
At the close of the services Sun
day evening Mr. Raynal announc
ed that he hed been deeply im
pressed with the unamity of the
call extended him by the oongre
gation and that he would make1
final answer to-morrow, after re
turning to his home in Charlotte .
A fatal accident happened here
Saturday morning just as the train
was leaving the veneering plant in
eastTayiorsville. Uncle Jo. Chat
ham, 188 years old and deaf, had
been to town early in the morning
to make some purchases, and re
turning home stepped on the rail
road track near thevAreneerins
plant just as the train was ap
proaching. The engineer blew the
alarm several times, but it is sup
posed that the noise from the
machinery of the veneering plant
prevented the old gentleman hear
ing the alarm, or caused him to
pay no attention to the train. The
engineer,' thinking Mr. Chatham
was on6 of the work hands. at the
veneering plant and that he
would step off air the proper time,
failed to stop his train and Mr
Chatham was struck by the engine,
one leg cut off, the other broken,
and in being burled from the
track his skull was crushed, re
sulting in. instant death. Tay-
Four days of sunshine with only
one little shower of rain brings re
newed hope and oourage to the
farmer and all the rest of us, for
our hopes-are based on the far
mer's success. There is ground
for hope that the protracted wet
spell is at an end. While it has
greatly damaged crops, washed
lands and retarded work so that
it will be a strenuous job to clean
com and cotton of grass and weeds,
with favorable seasons from this
time on the returns may surprise
Robt, Nix, a young man about
20 years old, an employe of the
Slaine Glass Company, suffered a
serious injury at the factory, on
Fourth street, about noon yester
day. Young Nix was throwing a belt
from a shafting when his left leg
was caught and wrapped around
the shaft. Both bones of the Mmb
were broken about midway of the
leg and the end of a broken bone
pierced the fL .tih and rriade a gash
about five inches long. Strange
to say, Mr. Nix was not drawn
into the shafting, but the limb
was caught and broken he was in
some way thrown away from the
shafting. He did notjffall but
when a companion saw him he
was staggering back from the
The presence of a ticket collec
tor on the Taylorsville aud Char
lotte train was noted yesterday for
the first time. Recently the South
ern has been using the ticket col
lector on moat of its lines. The
function of this officer is to take
up all fares aud the conductor has
nothing to do but give his time
and attention to the passengers.
There is no permanency about
their jobs. They may be here to
day and somewhere else to-morrow
They are detailed to duty where-
ever the higher officials ara mind
to send them. The one hera yes
terday was on the ' northbound
train from Charlotte
Tell some deserving Rheumatic
sufferer, that there is yet one sim
pie way to certain relief. Get Dr
Shoop's book on Rheumatism and
a free trial test. This book will
make it clear how Rheumatic
pains are quickly killed by Dr.
Shoop's Rheumatic Remedy li
quid or tablets. Send no money.
The test is is 'free. Surprise some
disheartened sufferer by first get
ting for him the book from Dr
i Shoop, Racine, Wis. Cornelison
TheRelaHoi of the Dairy Cei te Sell
Among the profits to be derived
from the production of dairv Dro.
ducts, the improvement of the
soil is one whioh most not be over
I ooked . Cattle are the great ma
nure machines. Bji consuming
the rough fted grown on the farm
they not only enable the farmer
to secure a good price for much
that would be otherwise unsalable,
but ihey also return most of the
fertility in this food back to the
soil in the best shape yet known
for the production of crops.
This is especially true of the
dairy cow. Tha man who sells only
dairy products off hig farm sells
far less fertility than does the man
who sells grain or hay, or even
live stock. In fact, the man who
sells only butter removes an al
most infinitesimal quantity of
plant food. The production of
dairy products will not only add
to the farmer's income, but will
also build up his soil and enable
him to grow more and better
crops with each succeeding season.
Thousands of farmers in New Eng
land, New Yprk, and Pennsylva
nia regard the dairy as a necessity
because it keepB up soil fertility ;
and out in the Northwest they are
coming to look at it in the same
way. It is a much more economi
cal way, too, of keeping up the
land than is the reckless buying
of commercial fertiliiers such as
the Southern farmer has been used
to indulge in. The greatest need
of Souther soils is more hnmm.
and the cow is pre-eminently the
humus-making animal. The cot
ton' seed meal, corn stover and
peavine hayof the South should
be fed to cattle, and thus retarded
to the soil . ' "Notf only would this
stop the annual sending away of
millions of dollars of beef and
dairy products; but it wovld . also
result m greatly increased yields
of cotton, corn, and other staple ,
crops. Raleigh, (N. C.) Progres
6ood for Rewan.
The Charlotte Observer, of re
cent date contains the following,
which speaks highly for the abili
ty and the methods of Rowan
"The report of J. S. Hall, spe
cial agent of the Department of
Agriculture for North Carolina,
located in Rowan oounty, shows
that Rowan leads all counties' in
this State where the farmer's co
operative demonstration work has
been carried on. Fortv-eieht
farms in Rowan have been ( tested
as to the yield of various products.
The average yield of corn per acre
was forty-ssven bushels at an Av
erage cost, exclusive of cost' of
land, 15 cents per busheL The
banner was taken by A. S. Dean,
who produced 100 bushels of corn
This report was recently pub
lished in full in The Watchman.
Negro Wrete to White Girl.
Washington, June 25. Upon
the complaint of a young white
woman that she had received an
insulting letter, Garrett N. Worm-
lty, a malatto messenger employ
ed in the office of the Assessor of
the District, was arrasted today
by Central Office Detectives Mul
len and Evans Wormley was
taken I ef ore United States Com
missioner Taylor and there held
under bonds of $1,000 to await
further investigation. -
The sending of the letter to the
white woman is attributed to the
conditions which exist in : the of
fice of the Assessor, which make
it necessary for white wemen clerks
to work side by side with negro
men. Clerks of the Assessor's of
fice say they have to be courteous
to the black messengersand cierki,
and that the negroes take advan
tage of their position to. become
familiar and . overbearing.- Balti
To relieve constipation, clean
outthe bowels, tone And strengthen
the digestive organs, put them in
a natural condition with Hoi lis
ter's Rocky Mountain Teg, the
most reliable tonic for thirty
years. 85 cents, Tea or Tablets,
Cornelison & Cook.