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A Home Newspaper Published In t:u Interest of th People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs.
Vol. V. No. 31.
Salisbury, N. 0., Tuesoay, July 20th, 1909.
WM. H. STEWART, EDITOR.
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LEXINGTON IN3 DAVIDSON COUNTY.
Thought Harness was a Little Worn. Salis
bury People Get Near Ber License.
Lexington Dispatch, July 14th.
Lexington people will enjoy the
rather novel ent- Jtaiument of see
ing full-blooded Ohemkes Indians
playing base ball with the home
team next Monday afternoon. Still
more novel will be the gamo play
ed Monday night iu the glare of
electric lights. So novel is this
feature that it is expected that the
whole population will turn out to
witness the gamss. The Red men
are Rood players, we hear, and will
give the locals all tfiey are looking
for, but there are -many who are
backing the home boys and be
lieve they can clean up the Chero--kees.
It has almost been forgotten
that Chief Engineer O. H. P. Cor
lell and his associates in the
Southbound railroad secured a
franchise from the board of alder
men to operate street cars by elec
tricity, at a meeting on April 3,
1906; but the privilege was grant
ed on the condition that work start
within two years, and hence the
franchise has expired Now that
the Southbound is comingj and in
view of the fact that is houud to
build a station seme distance from
the town and the Southern depot,
talk of a new franchise will doubt
less spring up. This one would
have held good for 30 yars bad-
the conditions been fulfilled.
One day last week a Mr. Hen
drix from Davie county, living
three miles from Fork Church,
called o; the harness man, W B.
Hammer, and asked to see some
harness, saving that the last set
he had bought of Mr. Hamner
was getting rather worn, although
still in fair condition with the
exception of some needed repairs.
fW'-developed, then, that he bought
-thW-sefcalong about 85 years
'.ago same being made by Mr.. Ham
ner, who is an old time workman,
out of tuDe with the new sort of
machine made harness that is by
no means in the same class with
the goods of years ago, when har
ness that -was harnnss was made
out of leather that was leather,
tanned in the old way, and work
ed up with care .
"Near beer," about the sale of
which and the tax on which so
much has been written, has made
official appearance here, aud a
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?' lower part ot tne community, just
outside the town limits. The
sheriff has issued stato and county
license, same being $20 each, aud
federal license of $20 has been se
cured. Thu shop being outside
the limits, the topu cannot tax it
The license was issued to W.
D. Thompson and it is understood
that he and J. L. Ludwick, of
Salisbury, are owners, iney are
together in a piace at Salisbury,
where nine men have pid $300
each for the privilege of dispens
ing "ai beer." The sale of thp
stuff here has created a ripple cf
interest, aud the town is on the
qui vive on account of the alleged
sale of real beer iu such places in
other towns The near beer sells
for 15ceuts the bottle and is pro
nonnced by connoisseurs as a
mighty weak drink.
. Strange Geological Formation.
." On a nf " tho most remarkabffi
geological freaks in Mexico is a
Triou tain situated on the out
skirts of Pachuca which presents
the appearance at a distance of
being covered with spikes. The
Hides of the mountain are closely
studded with stone columns or
palisades. These columns are five
to twelve feet lug ai,fl as large
around as an average man's body
It is a remarkable uplift of na
tare, which has the appearance,
however, of being the handiwork
of human beings. One side of the
.mountain is almost pernendiculf r
and the stone column's protrude
:from the surface at right augls,
forming an impreesive picture
The stone is as hard as flint and
has withstood the elements for
ages The spikes form a natural
; battlement that makes the moun
tain appear from a distance Ilk
; gome ancient fort -Indianapolis
COWLES ANO HIS BILL.
A S'ory as to Certain Remarks Gov. Kitch
en is Alleged to Have Made.
The bill providing for the rer
enactment oi seven of the "Re
vised Statutes of the United
States by Representative Cowles
although several weeks ago is be
ing carefully considered by the
Democratic Congressman from the
State. Mr. Cowles does not
consult r the measure a bad one
it is being 'criticisjd by others.
In speaking of the bill, to-day, he
"The language of the bill is
simple and it needs no explana
tion or defense at my hands.
There is no one provision in it for
Federal ontrol of elections.
The purp:se of the bill is as any
one who will take the trouble to
read it can see, to puuish election
officers who deprive citizens of
their right to vote, make false
returns, or otherwise interfere
with a free ballot and a fair count
under our present State election
law. No one who favors fair elec
tions can object to any of the pro
visions of the bill; I care not
vh-it ethers may think -of it.
The time has come in North Car
olina wheu we must have pome
legislation along this line. With
no t3 ate or Federal statutes to
p.iiiih elocti hi thieves, we are at
the mercy of unscrupulous and
dish uest election officers and a
fair ;lecti"u cannot be had. Our
G.vrnor ie not in sympathy with
us ai;d in the last campaign he
was quoted in the newspapers as
having declared in public speech
that a Republican had as well de
posit his haliott in a rural free
delivery box as a ballot box: that
if thny wanted their votes connted
thy had better vote for him.
Washington corespoudeuce, Char
The Judge Fired the Jury.
Yoikville, S. C., July J4 Judge
Memmiuger this morning dumb
founded a panel of petit jurors by
dismission on the gronnd that it
was unfit for service in his court.
The case was one in which the
usual count of carrying concealed
weapons was tacked on to an in
dictment for assault and battery
with intent to kill. The testimo
ny showed quite a serious fight in
which two Russels slut two Rob
insons, the bullets taking effect in
the backs of the wounded, oi at
least showing that they came from
the rear. There was a good deal
of conflict in the testimony as to
the merits of the fight, but no dis
pute as to the fact that 1 oth of the
Russels had pisto's. The jury ac
quitted athe Lussels on all counts.
That was last night. When
court convenced tnis morning
Judge Memu.iugei had the clerk
ao call th? panel and said to it in
effect that if a jury saw proper to
to accept a plea of self defence
from a man who had shot another
in the back it was not within his
province to set the' verdict aside
bat wh re m-ni were unable or u::-
williug to be guided by the plain
law and evidecce in a case of car
rying concealed weapons iu the
face of the fact that there
had been no attempt to deny the
charge, h was unwilling to go on
tryit g cases with euch jurors. He
therefore instructed the member
of the panel to apply to the clerk
for thier pay and consider them
selves di&chaiged from further at
tendance. Tlien turning to the
clerk his honor instructed ' the
drawing of additional jurors to
th venira. Specisl
Sees Mo'her Grow Young.
"It, would le hard to overstate
the wonderful ohai,g.- in my moth
er sii.ee she l egin to use Electric
Bitters," writes Mrs. W. L. Gil
patrick, of Danforth, Me. "Al
though past 70 she seems really to
be growing young again, She
suffrjr-'d untold misery from dys
pepsia for 20 years. At Us6 she
coujd neither eat, drink nor sleep
Doctors gave her up and all re
medies failed till Electric Bitters
worked sich wonders . for hr
health," Taey invigorated all
vital organs, cure Liver and Kid
ney troubles, induce sleep, and
impark strength aud appetite.
Only 50o at all druggists.
STATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY.
Reported Insolvent, Near Beer
Dealers will Await DivelopemeRts.
Statesville Landmarck, July 13-16.
Uottn blossoms are. still petng
reported, R. L. . Freeze, &
livfcs two miles from States vlfte
sent in one Saturday which;, was
Eight loaded coal cars of a
heavy douMeheader freight train
were derailed at a point some
miles north of MooresviHe and
Winston line, Sunday jiight' and
the track was blocked practically
alt" day yesterday. Trains were
routed via. Statesville. No one
was hurt in the wreck.
The "near beer" dealers who
announced last week their purpose
to continue business and test the
validity of the city ordiance im
posing a tas $500, later reconsid-
ered and have, it is understood,
discontinued the business. It is
supposed that dealers generally
will await the court's decision in
the cass begun in .Winston and
Joseph Welboru, the 17-months-
old son of Mr. and Mrs. E, T.
Ayers, of Rowan country, died
Sunday at 12: 80 o'clock at the
home of his grand parents Mr.
and Mrs. John W. Ayers, comer
Center and. Bell streets. The
little fellow had beeu illjor some
weeks aud his parents brought
him to Statesville some days ago
and placed him under the. care of
a local physician with the hoDeof
saving his life, but it was soon
realiz-id that he could not live.
There was an error iu Supt.
White's report as to the number
of polls aud insolvents and he has
furnished Th Laudmark the j
corrected figures. There are in
the county 4 209 white polls and
1,943 of these are returned insol
vent (wonder how many of these
insolvents vote at elections?)
The number of colored polls is
933 and 533 of these are returned
insolvent. The totaTnumlier of
polls in the county is 5,142 and
2,476 of these, more than 50 per
cent, are returned as ins -Ivent.
The work of building the con
crete walk's at the First Preshyter-
tan ohuch has about been com
pleted. Rev. Dr. Wharey asked
the privilege of contributing the
amouut necessary to build the
walk from the entrance on the
north side of the church to WeBt
E.id avenue. Theost was $30.
In acknowledgement of Dr. Wha
ry's generosi y. John S. McRorie,
who had the work in charge, will
place this inscription on the walk :
"Donated by Rev. J. M. Whary,
D. D , 1909." As a result of Dr.
Whary's contribution, Mr.
Rorie had funds sufficient to
tend the walks in front of
church and on the north
across the sidewalk.
Mrs. A. J Dveraux, who has
been c nducting a boarding house
on East Broad street, has broken
up housekeeping temporari'y and
left yesterday for Salisbury to
spend the summer with her daugh
ter, Mrs E. W. McNeill.
The county commissi jners have
instiucted their clerk, Register of
Djeds Boyd, to make a list of all
names on the tax scrolls marked
delinquent aud place the list in
me uanas or tae solicitor ior in
The Wilkesbcro Chronicle re
lates that a "souker supper and
Cakewalk' was pull d of at Mo
raviau Falls one night recently;
ana after tne cases oaa oeen .a
warde to the prize walkers and
the prettiest girl, the ,!souker
pie" was bid in by R. Don
Lawa. "Honker ' is a new one on
The Landmark. Will some of
the wise enlighten?
Deputy Revenue Collector Davis
has returned From an uisial trip
through Rowan and Davidson
counties. He was away a week
and iu addition to collecting a lot
of special tnxs he found and de
stroyed an illict distillery plant
in Davidson county. The plant
was located About two mile-south
1 of Silver Hill and while it was
complete in every particular and
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Southern Paper Expresses Itself Concern
V Ing Tennessee luditlal Blunder.
The Atlanta CotiStitution has
the following t ) say c nceming
the recent niffhD. ridpr cases in
As between the outrage involv
ed iii the murder .of Captain
Quentin Rankin ancBhe legal out
rage whereby the escape of his as
sassins is rendered .niore probable
there ; is little roo.tu for choice.
Sine the lattter is supported by
the majpgty of fdrnqiiklafl, its men
acmg significance i. even more
The primary aud o ly excus
able function of law, and the
courts that administer law, is the
determination of the'iisue of guilt
or innocence. Society stipulates
that in the process ofc.arriving at
that conclusion the rights and lib
erty of accused crmtnals shall be
Not even the m st violent of
partisans will contend that these
two phases were not rigorously
enforced in the night rider trials
Convictions were attained upon
confessions of the tmlprits them
selves. There was not a flaw in
the evidence; not even a reason
able doubt lifts its pla for.exten-
uation. Guilt; confessed and
manifest, was the naked and un
qualified net product 6f the trial .
Surely, in the diatiuguishing
traits of Auglo Saxon jurispru
dence, fortified by thd traditions
and the exacting safeguards of
centuries, it would seem that this
especial case should have been a
inexorable illustration of justice
vindicated, ' ;
Yet at the m ment tibat the en
tire country was acclaiming a
precedent that ptomised to re
trieve aast-accumula:pg nation
al co n tern pt for law ,wehighest j
tribunal ot tne state steps in ana,
in gffoct, arraigns itself on the
side of anarchy aud chaos.
The deplorable and gloomy out
look is by no means confined to
Tennessee. As if in a spirit of
satirical ribaldry, the trial and
appellate courts of the country
sem often in conspiracy to
give meaninglfi93 technicalities the
right-f-way over the merits of the
causey on their calendars. In
stead of tribunals to mete out jus
tice, m iny or tnem at times give
evidence of becoming, instead,
agencies for the defeating of jus
tice by conjuring the intricacies
of legal red tape, rather triau ar-
bitratiug right and wrong, guilt
Under this archaic aud blunder
ing system, the people of the
United States pay out each vear
millions of d hilars for machinery
to dispense justice. Aud those in
charge of the machinery concen
trate their energies on the cogs
and pinions rather than on the
all - imp ortant grist passing
Of all the hypothetical menaces
to the republi', this one is the
most real and abiding. It goes
down into the essence of those
principles upon which the repub
lic is founded.
A failing time nerve no longer
than the finest silken thread-
takes from the Heart its impulse,
its power, its regularity The
Stomach also has its hidden, or in
side nerve. It was Dr. Shoop
who first told us it was wrong to
drug a weak or failing Stomach,
Heart or Kidneys. His prescrip
tion Dr. Snoop's Restorative is
directed straight for the cause of
these cilments these- Veak and
faltering inside nerves, ThiB no
doubt clearly explains why the
Restorative has of late grown so
rapidlay in popularity. Druggists
say that ttiose w o tests the Res
torative even for a few days s)on
became fully convinced of its
wonderful-merit. Anyway, dou't
drug the organ. Treating the
cause of sickness 19 the only sens
ible and successful way, Scld by
Cornelison & Cook.
had been in operation recently, it
waB not in operation when the
officer arrived and no one was on
the premises. The 50 gallon cop
per still and other fixtures were
whacked to pieces and put out of
commission and a small amount
of beer found on the premises was
Poured out by the officer.
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NEWS FROM THE SHO 'S.
Several items oMnfercst Concerning Rail
way Matters at Spencer.
Spencer Crespnt, .Tnly 15th.
The annual meeting of the offi
cials of the Southern Railway
Company, all the master mechan
ics on the entire system, was held
in : Spencer to-day, when the lead
ing officials of the road were in
confernece with the men who
manage the various shops on the
big system Among those present
were: A. Steward, general Super
intendent of motive p. wer and
equipment; J. Haiuen, superin
tendent of motive power, Danville
division; W. S. Murrian, super
intendent of motivn power, mid
dle and Western districts; W. H,
Owens, master mechanic, Man
chester, Va. ; J. F. Sherhan, mas
ter mechanic, Kuoxville, Tenn. ;
M. Boyden, master mechanic,
Atlanta, Ga. ; G. Aikeu, Birming
ham, Ala. ; C. G. Arthur, Colum
bia, S. C; J. B- Michael, Selma,
Ala.; E. C. Sasser. Charleston, S.
E. M.Sweetman, Sheffield,
Ala. ; aud W. F. Karderly, Spen
cer, JN. U. lhe meeting is said to
have been of much interest in
railway circles. A brief inspec
tion of the large plant at Spencer,
was made by the officials.
Few people have an idea of the
immense propotions of the electric
department of the Southern Rail
way "hops at Spencer, where hun
dreds of machines of various kinds
are driven bv the electric motor.
This department, which is ably
manged by W. S Sweet, as chief
electrician, is producing more
than 600 horse power, with 92
moterj, ranging from three to 75
hose power in size. More than
1,500 incandescent lights and 226
arc lamps are maintained, so
well managed is the department,
that, only.f our men, two lectn-4
ciauB and two helpers, are em
ployed to keep the whole plant in
operation. It is significant that
not one minutes delay has beeu
caused in five years, except on
the occasion of the powder mag
azine explosion, last year, when
the dynamoes were badly damag
ed, but were started again in
three hours. Of the more than
200 locomotives in the service at
Spencer, 67 are equipped with
electric lights. All of th din
ning cars, 14 in number, on maiu
line of the Southern, are equipped
throughout with electricity It is
said that the electric plant at
Spencer equals in proportions the
entire plant of a city, the size of
Charlotte, Asheville, or Wilming
ton. The Southetu Railway Company
has inaugurated a systematic in
soectiou ot locomotive boilers on
the Spencer yards before the en
gines are allowed to make a trip
on the road. Tue inspections,
which are moat rig'd, are made in
order to avoid b;iler explosions
out on the road and thorough tests
are made of the safety valves of
each locomotive before being at'
tached to a train. This precau
tion on the part of the Southern
is said to have resulted from
boiler explosion, on the Saluda
mountain last winter, when sev
eral men were killed, and is taken
in the interest of good service and
for the protection of the train
A Sad Affair. -
It seems to be a custom in Ire
dell not a general custom, by
any means, nor always adherded
to to have something iu the na
ture of refreshments on the occa
sion of the annual grain-threshing.
Anyhow, when two neigh
bors in the county started their
threshing machine one day the
past week, a terrible crash was
heard in the rear end of the
thresher Investigation revealed
that they had forgotten to remove
the suit-case of refreshments.
Pshaw I Qur pencil pauses here
and we leave the graveness of the
catastrophe for the mind to pic
ture. It is said that one of the
men waaBo outdone by the oth
er's carelessness that he went
bed. Statesville Landmark.
Revelations of Detective who has Been
Chasing Blind Tigers Causes Excitement,
High Point, July, July 11.'-
Detective H, R. Thompson, of the
High Point detective agency, ha
returned from North Wilkesboro,
where he was the means of turn
mg that town upside down. He
went to work ou blind tigers and
in a little over a week lie caused
the arrest of 23 men, many of
them the most prominent men in
the town, including two magis
crates, seme ot tue men are
wealth - and are raising a racket.
Of course such a scoop as this
caused great excitement and for a
time the detective had to "stand
pat." They talked of running him
out of town, horse-whippi,ng him
but he went through without a
scratch. When the preliminary
trial was called the crowd was so
dense that they had to adjourn to
the opera house. When Detective
Thompson got on the stand the
lawyers demanded that he be un
armed but this could not be .done
as he was ah officer. Two war
rants were issued against him to
disarm him of his weapons but
A special term of court has
been ordered to try the case and
no doubt Wilkesboro will have
one of the largest crowds in its
history, when court meets .
The W. C. T. U. and other citi
zens of the county are back of the
work and stuck to the detective in
his work. Places raided were in
the business section of the town
in places that were supposed, to
have been respectable.
A Judicial Blander.
In a published statement Attor!
ney General Caldwell, who pros-
cuted and secured the convictions
of the-riight riders at Union City,
Tenn., several months ago, the
cases being reversed by the Sur-
preme Court, scores that tribunal
or its decision. Among other
things Mr. Caldwell says:
'I would not complain if they
had gone into the facts of the
case and had seen proper to say
that the & acts did not warrant a
conviction, but for them to re
verse so important a case on mere
technicalities occurs to me as be
ing a travesty of justice. They
had a complete record befdte
them. Were the defendants guil-
ty? If not, go into the facts and to whom he has given his guilty
say so, and I would be the last confidence and conscience is with
one to complain, but in the name out faith, even to her guilty love,
of justice let no guiley one escape
because of fly specks
"I may be wrong, but in my
oppinion these three judges have
committed a judicial blunder
such as has not occurred in ten
years in Tennessee jurisprudence,
Of course I accord them honesty
"None of those who are in a
positions to know can realize the
full meanig of the decision. Ac-
cording to it, I see no way to ever the mother! The women who
have a trial again. Retributing won't be mothers cannot be de
justice must be left to an averging pended upon. They are like the
God.': Nashville, Tenn, d's- wind which blows where it listeth.
Rowan Man Acts Peculiarly
Hirman Spry, of Rowan couty,
was locked up here Monday. His
mind became unbalanced while
he was on his way from his home
in Rowan county, just across the
line near Cooleemee, to Mocks
ville. He attemped to assault a
person or two along bis route and
at one farm home got in the poul
try yard aud killed a duck or two.
He whipped the horse he wasdriv
ing unmercifully and caused it to
run away and tear up the bugy
considerably. He will be turned
over to the Rowan authorities and
will probably be sent to the Sate
hospital at Morgauton. Mocks-
ville Courier. .
Tortured OO a Hirse,
"For ten years I couldn't ride
horse without being in torture
from pileB," writes L. S. Naoier.
of Rugless, Ky., "when all doctors
failed, Bucklen's Arnica Salve
cured me." Infallible for Piles.
Burns, Scalds, Cuts, Boils, Fever r
Sores, Eczema, Salt Rheum,
to I Corns. 25c. Guaranteed by all
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
Stewards Give Pastor a Vacation. Negro
Mistakes Wife for Burglar and Kills ber.
Concord Times, July 12th,
Marriage license were issued
Saturday to J. M. Sides and Miss
Eliza MyerB, of Kannapolis.
The county commissioners are
in session to-day hearing com
plaints as to valuation of property
for taxation. At 4 o'clock this
afternoon they will take up the
matter of giving a franchise for
the trolley line along the Kan
The board of stewards of Cen
tral Methodist church yesterday
morning voted their paBtor, Rev.
Plato Durham, a vacation during
the month of August. Mr. Dur
ham will spend the month in.
Rev. Chas. R. Pless will be in
stalled pastor of St. Andrew's
church here on Sunday, July 25,
during the meeting of the South
ern Conference. The charge to
the pastor will be delivered by
Rev. V Y . Boozer, and to the con- -
gregation by Rev. C A. Brown.
Mrs. Rosa A. Phifer died at the
home of her daughter, Mrs. N . D,
Fetzer, last Friday afternoon at 1
o'clock after months of suffering.
She was stricken with paralysis
last October, and since that time
had been a great sufferer, several
times her life being despaired of .
Word reached here this morning
that Sam Gibson, of No. 10 town
ship shot and killed his wife some
time last night. The information
was that the killing was accident
al. Both were young, and had
been married only a short time.
We endeavored to get particulars
by telephone, but the office here
cannot call theCarrikerJinjB now, .
Coroner Howard Caldwell went
down this morning about 7 o'clock
to investigate the case. Gibson
says he thought he heard burglars
in the house &nd fired, the shot
killing his wife.
Some Plain Talk.
Those who seek the fascination
of sin are likely to pay for it with
their liveg or that which is "Worth
more thau life. The worst of men
expect women who are false to
others to be true- to them, Sud-
denly discovering that the woman
the man is goaded to fnry. He is
a murderer 1 And he falls upon his
Every man, to be a good man.
needs to have a good woman. And
the test of a good woman is the
yearning to be the mother of her
The leal and loyal weman and
wife who is a joy air her days a
shining light for tortuous steps
a support for the psyic life is
And, after all, the men who are
thus punished for their own sins
are themselves responsible. Seek
ing sin, they find it, and, in find
it, they die.
They who seek the Cleopatras
of Bhe world will die the death of
the Mark Antonys. New
She Smashed the Record.
Mrs. Lillian O. Hoag has broken
all records for fasting, abstain
ing from food for 49 days. The
highest record Drevioualv wa. that.
nf Tn t::ii nt
" 118UiUS ve a umcago
8oho1 teacher, who Bhunned food
41 days, a year ago.
Mrs. Hoac's ffiafc waa broken
yesterday afternoon, when she
"dined" with her brother on a
a 7 Ui . . r". tt""
lblB iOD8 Vnoa ot IftgtlDS Wft8
I due to an illness the woman, had
hoped to overcome by refraining
from food of any kind. lhe re
sult was more than was hoped for.
Freeing herself of one ailment,
the woman rid herself of others.
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