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VOL. V. NO. 33.
Salisbury, N. 0 Tues&ay, August 3rd. 1909,
Wm, h. sfEWARTf Editor.
STAfESYILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY.
Interesting Talk by Recent Visitor to Tor
key. Medai for Bible Study.
Statesville Landmark, July 27-30th,
Rev. William N Scott, D. D.,
of Staunton, Va., who is a mem
ber of his brother's house party at
the college, preached au able Ber
mon at the First Presbyterian
church Sunday morning and lec
tured there Sunday oveniug on the
Holy Laud. Daring th past
winter Dr. Scott traveled exten
sively in Europe, Egypt, Pales
tine, Greece and Turkey, visiting
many' points of interest in the
Holy Laud, and his lecture on
what he saw and heard and his
impressions of the country, its
people, religion, etc., was not
only interesting and instructive,
but entertaining as well. He told
f the missionary work being donn,
if any, at each of the principal
towns and cities he visited and of
the outlook aud opportunities of
mission work there. The people
of that region gave ns Christiani
ty, he stated, and it is our duty to
sand and take it ba-?k to them
Mohammedanism is the religion
of the country and the 1, yalty of
the people to thir State and
Church and their contentment
with their present pitiable condi
tion are the great obstacles
to the Christian religion there.
Damascus is considered one of the
most hopeless missionary fields in
the wcrld. Nazareth and Bethle
hem are the only real Christian
cities iu the Holy Land.
Dr. ocottt believes that the re
cent uprisings in Turkey will re
sult n much good to the couutry
genera ly and the Christian relig
ion there. The overthrow of the
old Turkish government by the
Young Turks will open the way
for missionary work'and the
Christian missionaries can gain
easy access to the country and the
hearts of the people. Dr. Sett is
gratified to know that the princi
pal leaders of the Young Turk
movement are graduates of Robert
College, a Presbyterian missionary
institution in Turkey. Dr. Scott
and part left Constantinople ju9t
a week before the first uprising
The Beven children of the late
R.3V. Dr. W. ,A. Wood will give a
medal of proficiency in Bible study
at Statesville Female College. The
medal wll be known as the Wil
liam A. Wood medal and it will
be awarded to the pupil making
the highest mark in Bible study.
This is a worthy memorial to Dr.
Wood, whose life work and mem
ory are a constant benediction to
this community, in which he so
long labored; aud the memorial is
fitting in that it not only encour
ages the study of the Book of
Books by far too much neglected,
but is for the benefit of an insti
tution in which Dr. Wood was
greatly interested and for whose
' success he labored earnestly. Dr.
Wood's childr n are to be congrat
ulated. As there has been a great deal
of talk and excitement over my
,gjiug to arrest (i. L. Moose I will
give you the facts as they occur
red. Moose was not at his home,
as stated iu your paper. He was
at the residence of J, J. Beaver.
When I called on Beaver about
Moose's whereabouts Beaver in
formed me that Moose was in the
hup.lr v.rfl man diner a. ' vhnn t. rra.
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cue. i nurrieo to tne otner sine
of the housro, I saw Moose some 80
yards, running in the irection of
a laree forest. I called on him to
a v . n t u
stop, he made no halt, I ran him
inn ino T-nics Toresc ana lost
sight of him Tnire was no at-
tempt on the part of Moose to re-
sist in any wav. The onlv thine
strauge was he took a pist 1 out ;
Of his old coat, while running, !
carried it in his hand, I suppose
to keep fr jm losing it. When I
saw Moose take the pistol out of
the coat pocket I felled at him
that I would get him and the d
old pistol too. I failed to do what
I said I-would do. I will inform
all of my brother officers when the
old coon hunter gets frightened he
makes good chase.
Q. M. Goodman.
Statesville and vicinity was vis
ited by a severe rain, hail and
windstorm yesterday afternoon
which did considerable damage to
crops northeast of town, washed
farm lands and roads badly and
overflowed streams. The storm
was severest in east Statesville
and territory for a mile northeast
of town. Corn and trees were
blown down aud hail fell iu great
quantitias. People living in the
vicinity of the old Davis placo, on
the Turnersburg road, say it was
the heaviest raiustorm for many
Had an Eye for Business.
Aunt Nancy Stokes, colored,
di d at her home above Wilkes
boro Thursday of last week. She
was the wife of old Uncle Sam
Stokes aud had been an Liviid
for some time. The Chronicle
Bays: "It is related that toward
the clcse of the war, when slaves
had become cheap, old uncle Sam
was' sold to a master ont in the
Traphill section and his wife to
another master living on the Yad
kin river, so they were seperated
by 8' veral roilee and that uncle
Sam went to see the owner of his
wife and asked him to purchase
him so that they could live near
together, that as an inducement
to the trade that he proposed to
put in his own savings, amount
ing to s)me $50, in the purchase
of himself, and that the trade
was thu9 made. But thSy are
again separated for a brief inter
val and uncle Sam will feel lonely
as the evening shades fall darker
about him." North Wilkesboro
Fine Corn Crop.
If the seasons continue favora
ble there will be enough corn rais
ed to last the farmers of this sec
tion three years. Now this is
good news from those who toil.
'PU A U .. J niltn. .
parted above the average. Cot
ton is still improving add will go
away ahead of last year. The
signs are that cotton will be a
good price . The recent rains have
been a blessing to the eastern sec
tion of the State. The crops had
been suffering for rain in several
counties . The prospects now are
bright for the farmers. Tobacco
curing is now going on all over
Duplin and the growers are hope
ful for good prices at Warsaw.
John H. Carter informs us that
his belief is that the price will av
erage well throughout the season.
Kenansville, N. C, News.
Want Right of Way.
Wiuston-Salem. July 26 C. B.
Watson and W. F. Shaffner went
to Asheville today to seo Judga
Pritchard and to petition his Hon
or to lssu a decree granting the
S uthbouud Railway Company
right of way through the proprty
of the Whitney Power Company
Aow in the hands of, receivers
There is a well-founded report
current that the Southern
Company is endeavoring
control of the Whitney
p'an , but the men who have al
ready expendsd several million
dollars on the property are said
to be determined to retain control
and when the sale comes off the
bidding is expected to be pretty
STATE OF OHIO, G1TY OF TOLEDO
. i.ucas county.
j Frank J. Cheney makes oath
j that he is senior, partner of -the
' firm of F J- Cheney & Co , doing
business in the City of Toledo,
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County and State aforesaid, and
: t)mfc Baid firm win pay the sum of
ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for
ech and evey case of Catarrh
thttt cal,,1t in cured by the use of
Ha'l's Catarrh Cure.
FRANK J. CHENEY,
Sworn to aud subscribed iu my
presence, this the oth dav of De
cumber, A D., 1886.
(Seal) A, W. GLEASON,
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken iu
ternally, and acts directly on the
bio d and mucous surfaces of the
svstem, :5end for testimonials
free. F. J. CHENEY & Co ,
Sold by all Druggists. 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for
Does Anybody in Rowan Know Anything of
Such a Boy is the one Described.
Statesville. Julv 27. -W. W.
Turner, of Statesville, has return
ed from a visit to bia brother. Dr.
J. P. Turner, of Greensboro, and
tells the correspondence an inter
esting story about a boy in a hos
pital at Greensboro. While in the
Gate City Mr. Turner was told
that an unknown white boy 12 to
15 years old, who had been found
unconscious beside the railroad
track in the vicinity of Salisbury
about a month ago. was in one of
Greensboro's charity hospitals
for treatment, and thinking it
possible that the boy might be
Foy Kurlee, of Statesville, who
mysteriously disappeared just a
bout a month ago, Mr. Turner
went to the hospital to see him,
but found that he is not the Kur
lee boy. The boy in the hospital
is suffering from a severe gash on
the side of his head and other
injuries and lias been in a semi
conscious condition ever since he
was taken to the hospital. He
can talk just a little at times, but
has as yet not been able to tell
who he is, where he is from and
how he was hurt, and all this re
mains unknown. He is not a bad-
looking boy has black hair, dark
eyes and Weighs about 100 pounds
and Mr. Turner believes his peo
pie could be fouud by frequent
publication of his caso in the news
papers. The whereabou's of Kur-
ee are still unknown. Special to
Near Beer a Fraud.
North Carolina will never do
much with her pr hibition law
until she is honest with herself.
Under present conditions if we are
not mistaken, the near beer farce
has forced itself on many com
munities and is recognized as a
legitimate business if the tax is
paid. Every man in the State
knows within himself that "near
beer" and all drinks of that char
acter are nothing less than sub
terfuges and if allowed to be sold
in thn State will make the prohi
bition law a failure. We see no
difference iu having a near beer
saloon and a saloon of the old
kind. The near beer establish
ment is worse for the community
aod the State because they ac
complish about the same result
without paying the high taxes that
were usually put on the saloon
If reports are true it would take
an expert chemist on every bottle
of near beer to ascertain if the law
is being kept and the State is
treated fairly, To license the sell
ing of a beverage which is seperat
ed from that which is prohibited
by law only an infinitestimal part
cf alcohol leaves the way open for
fraud and dishonesty, which no
douht is often practiced. It is a
farce. With "near beer" aud
similar drinks allowed in the
State we had as well repeal the
prohibition law and go back to the
licensed saloon. Au honest pro
bibitionist want3 prohibition not
simply to have a law of that kind
just for the sake of saying we have
it when we havn't.It will not do to
say that it is better than it used to
be. If it is better now, the ten
deucy is towards a worse condi
tion. High Point Enterprise.
Not in the Trust.
THE MIGHTY HAAG RAIL
ROAD SHOWS which will (xhib
it at Salisbury on Saturday Aug
7. are not iu the show trust. Sever
al inducements were made to Mr.
Haag to join the show trust, but
he refused all offers and will con
tinue to give tne puonc tne same
high class shews, only this season
will be enlarged in every depart
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meu& au tue auow now travels on
its own Bpecial trains of cars.
The trust maguates advised Mr.
Haag to obliterate the street par
rade but he refused positively and
this year has enlarged his street
pagament so as to make it two
miles in length, with plenty of
muBic, pretty ladies, fine horses,
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luuny ciowns ana massive open
cages of animals, and takes place
daily on tne public streets free.
TOO HARD ON THE SEX.
Dr. Broughtoq Hatrfs Women Over the Coals
for too Mucptention to Dress,
The following remarks are re
ported to have been made recently
in a sermon by the irrepressible
Dr. Broughton of Atlauta. Trie
women of thaticity may or may
not take the remarks to heart ser
iously : , ;
"The women of to-day should
be called upon to stop in their
rush and do some serious thinking
concerning the problems that rest
altogether upon their shoulders.
"The rich and well-to-do classes
are setting a pace for those not so
fortunate that js leading many to
rum. 11 a ncn woman wants to
clothe herself in generous apparel
aud wear extravagant jewelry, she
should do it at the functions of
her own class, -and not flaunt her
self on the streets or at church, or
other plaois ot common meeting.
"A woman has no more right to
tempt a girl into extravigance be
yond what she can legtimately
ha vo than she I has tempt a man
into vice. This responsibility his
uot been properly impressed.
Women of mesms seem to take a
delight in making every other
woman who can't keep up with her
Feel just aB bad as possible.
"Women of smell means, es
pecially young women, have the
same love for the beautiful a9 the
rich ; the same thing that tempts
one tempts the other. Gorgeous
personal adornment should not be
made a matter of public parade;
the streets and public places
are no place for display. It is
vulgar, and indicates a low order
of breeding. Let such things be
reserved for special fuuotions
among the classes that are able ot
not oniy saue,
"Our Atlanta women have
much to answer for in this regard.
I have visited many countries and
obEerved conditions, and it is my
caudid opinion that At'anta's
women dress more extravagantly
than any other women 1 know of
especially on the streets and in
public generally. They seem to
have gone crazy in this respect.
"Women who can afford it and
women who can't afford it alike;
the rich setting the pace and the
poor trying to follow as closely
as possible and reckless and mad,
flaring aud flouncing their fine
gowns and jewels on the street
and elsewhere. It does seem that
it has reached the limit, and so
ber-minded people, exoopt the
dry goods merchants and dress
makers, cry for halt.
"Toe young woman knows that
the way to win flattery and admi
ration is to dreas as temptingly as
possible. All are at it, and so
she coos This is the road that
thousands are going, and, alas, it
is the road to ruin
'A great reform is ne3ded. A
recent article in the Saturday
Evening Post, in comment eg up
on the change that has come over
women, says it was once true that
a husband, to brag on his wife,
would speak of her rare domestic
Qualities her ability to make
pies, jams, and her . all round a-
bility to make a happy home
But now it ib not so, not because
tha husband or children would
not have it so, but because she has
decreed otherwise. Now he has
to brag on her ability to dress
and parade and show herself and
the number of clubs she belongs
tr. ai4 f Via fQ ri rr.mafl aVia nrfrta
and the like. Horrid, yes dam
nable, is the chauge. It is wreck
ing the home and destroying the
A Holiday Coming.
TH.E MIGHTY HAAG RAIL
ROAD SHOWS which exhibit at
Salisbury on Saturday, August 7,
will be one grand glorious holiday.
Everybody remembers Haag and
everybodv knows the Haag shows
This year the show has been en
larged so as to make it impossi
ble to travel by wagon and will
travel on its own special trains of
cars. Remember this one holiday.
LEXIN6T0N AND DAYIDSON COUNTY.
New Dog Law. Another Warning to the
Boys. Minister is Quite III.
Lexlngrton Dispatch. Jnly 28th.
.Rev. A. L. Stanford, pastor of
the First Methodist church, re
mains very ill with typhoid fever
at the residence ef Webster Kooutz
on First avenue. It was at first
feared that he, had typhoid-pneumonia.
While he has a severe at
tack, he ii not considered desper
ately ill, and the whole town is
joined in the hope that he will
very soon recover. He is one of
the most popular pastors Lexing
ton ever had.
Thursday night at the special
meeting of the board of aldermen,
a law prohibiting dogs being at
large was passed, same to take ef
fect the first of August. This law
places a fine of $5 on the owner or
keeper of a dog who lets it go at
large. The fine is for each and
every offense. Dogs may be held
in leash on the streets, but cannot
roam the town as some scores of
cauies do at present-
Business men say their business
is increasing right along. Several
manufacturers last week had the
best business they have enjoyed
since the panic began two years
ago. This is especially true of the
people who deal in lumber and
building supplies . The panic is
passing. The outlook brightens.
The Southbound is on the way.
People walk faster on the streets,
there is more hustle than usual.
Lexington is getting ready t ) do
something. Have you joined the
board of trade?
Another accident caused by the
pernicious habit of trying to ride
trains in the railroad yards ouht
to make for a cessation of the
practice. The police have arrest
ed several boys and several have
been injured during the pass year
or so, but tne youngsters keep on.
Depot people say they are especi
ally bad about it when No, 64, the
local freight, shifts early morn
ings. It is very dangerous and
the railroad is uot responsible. A
boy that rides trains in this way is
taking his life in his hands and if
he is killed, he's paid for.
It has been apparent to the
management of the Dispatch from
the first that on account of bad
crop prospects and the delay in
farm work occasioned by the rains
of the spring and early summer,
the annual popularity contest of
the paper could not be a success,
and this conviction has deepened
with each succeeding week. Crops
are not god, people are far behind
with their work and are making
every minute count, and they are
blue In such a frame of mind
they are unlikely to pay attention
to a newspaper voting contest,
Hence The Dispatch this week
withdraws its offers temporarily
and later will offr to do some
thing along the same line, only
better than it has ever offered be
fore. Any subscriber who has
naid in morev on new subscrio-
tion on account oi the contest
shall have his money refunded if
he wishes it and cheerfully.
Hog-RatSing on a Large Scale.
R. Wfl.lt.ara nf Sterling's
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lUWUBUlu, Utto a uuetuie ui eevcim
hundred acres in which he has 850
hotrs and 100 head of cattle, and
when hog-killing times comes Mr,
Walters will have the hog-killing-
est time ever he will slaughter
800 hogs. Mr. Walters has found
raising hogs very profitable. For
several years he has been selling
some 8,000 pounds of sausage each
year to L. H. Caldwell, of Lum-
berton, and he sells to others .
Seared With a Hot Iron
or Bcaldod by overturned kettle
cut with a knife bruised by slam
med door iniured by gun or in
any other way the thing needed
at once is Bucklen's Arnica Salve
to subdue inflammation and kill
the pain. It's earth's suprome
healer, infallible for Boils,, Ulcers,
Fever Sores. Eczema and Piles.
25o at all druggists.
On a lark and stormy night last
winter a train crowded with tired
aud anxious travelers was creeping
slowly southward away behind the
sohedule time. The engineer
kept his had on the throttle and
his eye on the track, for the heavy
rains made it perilous to travel as
the streams were swollen and any
minute there was danger lest the
train run into a waBhout . As sta
tion after station was approached,
the weird signal was given aa a
matter of course, and finally the
Yadkin bridge was crossed in safe
ty, and at a higher speed the' train
rushed on and up the grade which
leads to Spencer, and then the
whistle blew loud and long and
longer still.. It was a ehriak of
triumph Beemingly and aroused
many sleepy travelers who won
dered what it meant But to one
famiiar with the facts there was
in it a beautiful and tender senti
ment which transformed that
hoarse signal into a serenade of
melody and love, for it was a mes
sage of joy to the wife of the en
gineer who had waited anxiously
and listened through the watches
of the night for that very signal.
She recognized the notes of it, for
it was for the assurance that her
husband had passed safely over
the dangers of the trip and would
soon be at home
Trainmen- in .great numbers
dwell in Spencer, and when they
are due to come home their fami-
lies listen for the whistle that an
nounces the approach ot their
trains, and when thty hear the
signal, all their fears are relieved.
So on that dark and rainy night,
when the whistle blew so loud and
long there was a bit of eloquence
and sweet sentiment in it, for it
gladdened a woman's heart and
preparedjher for welcoming home a
soot-begrimed, but noble man
had brought to its destination safe
and souud a passenger train laden
with humanity. Green s b o r o
Lots Of Hogs.
In one Johnston county town
there are said to be as many or
more horsthan inhabitants. The
people not only raise their own
meat, but sell hundreds of pounds
of it. Of course the hogs scatter
a few thousand fleas and are ob
jectionable to citizens of the town
in many other respects, but all
this counts but little when the
pleasure of owning hogs comes up.
In June, when giving in his tax
there, one man gave in 40 head of
hogs. He does not seem to be
right sure that he listed enough,
but thinks 40 is somewhere near
the right number. He carries on
a good deal of business and does
not devote ,much time to hog-
raising, or he would have more.
Hogs from the country frequently
come iu to visit the town hogs.
It is said that the pigs go almost
everywhere. When the grown
hogs enter a store for groceries
they are usually polite enough to
go iu at the back door. Smith-
Pays tH Raise FfUit.
Over half a million dollars
profit directly due to improved
methods of marketing were made
u n-; nQa.v. mnn mi.,
i duo udjikib hd"uu ""h
year, according to figures publish-
ed to-night. This year for the
first time Georgia growers organ-
ized" into a mutual benefit ex
change, modeled on the lines of
California fruit shippers' associa
tions. The result was that a crop
of nearly 2,000 carloads of peaches
this year brought about $1,000,
000 or about the same price which
a crop of 6,000 car loads brought
last year. The price this year
went as high as $2 per crate.
The importance of these figures
for the South lies in the fact that
not only the peach growers but
the raisers of other great Southern
fruit crops, particularly oranges,
are organizing similar associa
tions. In eac: i case -Southern as
sociations have followed the Cali
fornia idea of "keeping the crop
rolling" in freight cars and sell
ing it as it moves by meana of re-
I liable agbnts of the association in
! the North.
In his address before the sum
mer school at Charlottesville,
Virginia, Clarence H. Poe, ed
itor, of the Progressive Farmer,
spoke on the Agricultural Revolu
tion and enlarged on the follow
ing proposition :
1. For six thousand years un
til this last century agriculture
has been practically stationary.
The plow which Cincinnati left
to become dictator of Rome would
-not have seemed unfamiliar to our
2 . Now a new day has come.
These next hundred years will see
a revolution in agriculture no less
far-reaching than the revolution
in commerce these last hundred.
3 . Much as this means to oth
er sections, it means more to the
South, because the South alone
has more farmers than persons in
all other occupations combined.
4. The fundamental need is to
make more money farming. So
long as the Southern farm, produc
es $500 a year less than the North
ern farm, the higeit civilization
cannot be brought among us. "
5 . The programme of progress
must include (1) individual ef
fort better tillage, better seed,
rotation, diversification, legumes,
more live stock, etc; and, also (2)
co-operative effort farmers insti
tutes, test farms, short'oourses in
agriculture, rural mail delivery,
better sanitation, rural telephones,
wia mada atn
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6 . For our . teachers the great
est work is to help in bringing
aboul a system of education adop
ted to the needs of country life.
Our textbooksthe wnole curri
culum, have been made by city
people, for city people, and have
no appeal to the country dwellers.
A change in the viewpoint of all
the text books is needed, and the
teaching of the-elements of agri
cultural science as. well in rural
schools. There is no reason why
a teacher should argue that she is
not competent to do this when (if
she has studied the textbook prop
erly) she probably knows a great
deal more of "the knowable
things" about history, geography
or physiology subjects which
she regards herself as thoroughly
competent to handle.
Keeping Oot of Debt.
One reason so many folks find
the road of life uncomfortable is
the fact that they're walking bare
footed over broken promises.
There's nothing so heavy to car
ry, so disheartening, so weaken
ing, so nerve-racking, as debt .
If it stopped with the flattening
of the pocketbook, it would be
bad enough; but it only begins
It weighs on the mind. It places
the victim to a disadvantage in
work and play. It compromises
manhood and womanhood, and
eats away at charctaer like a
The best and biggest vow a
yonnng man can make is to keep
out of debt.
There may come times when he
cannot keep his vow and fulfill his
duty to his own. Such times are
not of frequent occurrence, how-
ever, but when they do come, the
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naa aireaay exausrea am creai.
To keep out of debt means self-
respect and self-reliance. It
means health and happiness and
freedom from that worst of foes.
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