A Home Newspaper Published lv. tn3 Interest of the People and for Honesty in 'Governmental Affairs.
VOL. V. NO. 34.
jSalisbury, N. O., Tuesday, August 10th, 1909.
Wm, h. Stewart, Editor.
Carolina 1 Watclamaix
LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY. I
Tret Wrecks Valuable Bridge. Heavy
Rains do Much-Damage to Streets.
Lexington Dispatch, August 4th.
The amount of money the state
g'ts outof Lexington in the tax
on autos is simply staggering.
Up to now the secretary of state
Oka taken $5 from SOO machii.e
owners, and there ar still some.
Not of the 800 machiues are in
this town, however.
The new bridge over Rich Fork,
hardly a year bid. and coating
$l,000Virj8 practically a wreck.
Daring a storm a tri e fell on it
and smaeshed it. Monday the
matter was brought to the atten
tion of the commiesioners and
they have communicated with the
agent of the company that built
the bridgn It i tbe opinion of
some of the people living in th
neighborhood that part of tbe
bridge can be nsr-d again, but
wetter this would be wise and eco
uomical remains to be seeu. The
tree has e st the county a pretty
The heavy raina of last week
and this week have damaged the
the streets Beriouely, the macadam
being washed badly, especially at
certain points. During such rains
too, watt-r sluices the granolithic
pavements until iu some places
the walk is anywhere from aniuch
to shoe top dep in marly watter.
At such points very little work
would be necessary to pat an end
to this, and nothiug makes a citi
zen quite so angry iu this town as
having to walk on coBtly paving
when it is acting as a ditch. It is
worse than having to plow through
muddy, earth walks. The grano
lithic pavement from Main street
to the Southern station daring the
rain carries far more water than
the ditch there.
Since the Adderton residence
was removed from the public"
building site folks, following the
very natural de.sire to save as
much walking as possible during
the heated season, have made a
path trough the lot from one cor
ner to the other, and the grass is
being quickly killed out along th'e
trail. Should this be? ' There is
a nice cement walk all around the
The, Taw providing that the
owuer of a dog shall be fined $5
for each and every time he allows
his dog to run at large in the town
has caused a lot of comment and
oo iuconsiderjable dumber of peo
ple are displeased. People who
have no dogs, and some who have
a number of tbem, on the othr
hand declare the law is the stuff
and that they hope it will be n
forced . The law went iuto effect
Sunday August 1. Chief Hay
worth noted the names of the own
ers of nine canines that day, and
Officer Lookabill about five. As
yekuo trials have been held. The
aldermen have come iu for plenty
of criticism, as well as plenty of
praise. The upshot of the matter
will be awaited with interest. It
appears that it is not the inten
tion of the law to rope in citizens
whose dogs follow at their heels
and are in the nature of pets. The
main object of the law is to pre
vent a horde of dogs running at
large uvur the town, committing
afinno c ( all anrt.M. and be.
log a constant menace to the pec-
nle should rabies break oat among
F . ,
them. The law aims mostly at
tbe a g wnosd master aoseu cure Frank J Cheney makes oath
anything about him and letB him thac hfJ ig Bfinior partDer of the
roam at will, night and day. j firm of F j Cheney & Co , doing
- i business in the City of Toledo,
TwaS a GlOrlOUS VlCtO.V. ! County and State aforesaid, and
I that said firm will pay the sum of
There's. - rejoicing in Fedora, ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for
Tenii. A inana life has beep sav- e(icn an'd every case of Catarrh
0d, an.d now Dr. King's New Dis- t.hat cannot h cured by the use of
covery js the talk of the town f r HaU's Catarrh Cure
puling C. V. Pepper of deadly j FRANK J. CHENE Y .
lung hemorrhages. 4 I could not ; Sworn to and subscribed in my
work nor get about, he writes, presence, this the Qth dav of De
mand the doctors did me no grd, cember, A D., 1886.
but after using D King's Now (Seal) A. W, GLEASON,
Discovery three weeks. I feel Notary Public
like a new man, and cap do work Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken in
again. ' For weak, sore or dis- ternally, and acts directly on the
eased lungs, Coughs and Colds, blood and mucous surfaces of the
Hemorrh iges, Hay Fever, La- BV8tem, Jeud for testimonials
Grippe, Asthma or any Bronchial free F. J. CHENEY & Co ,
effraction it stands unrivaled, j Toledo, Ohio.
Price 50c and $1 00 Trial bottles Sold by all Druggists, 75c.
free, Sold and' guaranteed by all Take Hall's Family Pills for
druggists. . constipation.
ENDS LIFE WITH RAZOR.
Concord Gitlzen Yields to a Continued
Longing to "Have it Over."
Cncord, Aug. 5 Thomas H
Cannon committed suicide some
time between 11 o'clock Jaet night
and daylight this morning, his
body having been discovered in a
woodshed at the home of Mrs.
Jane Foil on WV st Depot street
about 8:30 o'clock this morning
as she and a negro servant were
returning to bouse from the gar
den patch in the rear. His throat
was cut, the juglar vain beiug sev
ered, and presented a ghastly
The fiudiu? of his dead body
was communicated to the friends
and relatives of the dead man and
after a corouer's inquest the body
was turned over to the undertakers
of J. M. Craven & Co., who pre
pared it for I urial, after which it
whs conveyed to the home of his
only living brother, James W.
Cannon, on North Union street,
from which place the funeral will
be conducted to-morrow morniug
at 8:80 o'clock by Rev. Thos. W.
Mr. Cannon was about 54 years
f agn and was the sou of the late
J tpeph and Elizabeth Cannon.
He was born and reared in Con-
cordr where he lived until early
manhood, when he loft for South
Carolina, locating at Spartanburg.
For a numl er of years he pros-
pf.rpd and was connected in a bus
iness way with many interests in
that city, being one of its foremost
citizen?. Reverses in fortune ever-
took him, and with a despondency
leading to desperation, he yielded
to the-cravings of a nature that
pleaded for strong drink and even
tually leading to drugs. A little
more than two years ago he came
to this city, where he has been
living iu quietness, although fol
lowing several occupations, for a
while buying ootton seed, but re
cently was employed by A.
For a week or longer he has been
desperate, followed by the loss of
appetite and a longing to "have it
over " It was feared from his con
duct for several days past that he
contemplated ending his sad ca
reer, and when the news spread
over the city this morning it was
not a "surprise to several of his
more intimate associates Special
to Charlotte Observer.
Probably the most important
case disposed of by Iredell Supe
rior court this week was that of
A. L Somers, known to his frieuds
Somers, and ex saloon
Keeper oi oansoury, wno was
charged with conducting a blind
tiger at his home on West Front
street. A plea of nolo contendre
was entered. It being made to
appear by affidavits from Drs,
Sharpe, Long and Adams that im
priaoiiment would imperil Somers'
life, he being iu very bad health.
In two cases , however, Somers was
filled $750 and required to poy all
costs and the jail fees of Bargees
White, colored, the principal wit
ness against him, who was de-r
tained, In addition Somers was
required to give $500 bond to ap
pear at the next term of court.
StatHville special to Charlotte
STATE Or OHIO, CITY OF TOLEDO. )
i.u as county I88,
CONCORD AND CABRRUS COUNTY.
Mayor Wagoner goes 10 Sanitorlum. New
Yorker Marries in Concord.
Concord Times, August Ktta. 1
Charles B. Wagoner, mayor of
Concord, was taken to long Sani
torium at Statesville Tuesday
morning, and that afternoon was
operated on for appendicitis. His
case was a serious ope, but the op
peration was eutirely successful,
and he is now on the road to re
covery. Many friends here are
glad to know he is getting along
C. C. Clardy, of New York, was
married this morning at 9 o'clock
at the home of Daniel Furr, on
North Church street, to Miss
Florence Richie. The ceremony
was performed by Rev. S. N Wat
son, and it was a quiet wedding.
Mr. Clardy is connected with the
General Electric Co , at New York,
and his bride has been for some
time a nurse at the Whitehead
Stokes sanitorium at Salisbury.
She is a daughter of the late
Georg Ritchie, of Stanly county
Mr. and Mrs. Clardy left at once
for a trip to Anderson county, S C.
John a Blackwelder owner of
the Ashley Manufacturing C, at
Newbery, S. J., has leased the
building formerly used by the
Electric Laundry, and will in few
weeks install a knitting machinery
plant. Mr. Blackwelder has been
successful as a hosiery manufact
urer for some time, and we are
glad he is to begin operation here.
He is the sou of the late Noah
Blackwelder, of No. 4 township,
and his wife is a daughter of E,
Whil Arthur Barnbardt, of No.
11 township, was on his way to
town this morning with a load of
watermelons, in crossing the
bridge over Little Cold Water at
the Doc Walter place, the bridge
gave way in the centre, which was
precipitated about eight feet.
One of tbe horses were hurt, but
not seriously . The melous were
carried out one by one, and then
the wagon was taken nut, with no
Yesterday John Trout man was
driving x . u jnioiock's norse in a
buggy containing himself, his
three children, Doris, Maggie and
Frank. They were near the cir
cus greuuds, and the horse became
frightened at the ra'sng of part of
the tent, aud ran away. All the
occupants were thrown out. the
buggy being turned over. Maggie,
aged 9 years, was right badly hurt
on the head and side, and the lit
tle boy was hurt by coming in con
tact with thorns. The others were
A Severe Trial to Many.
PerhipB in a 11, the smaller vex
ations of life there is nothing that
cuts so deeply as b ing misunder
stood. To be the victim of cir
cumstances which will not allow
you injustice to appear to be the
opposite of that which your whole
life is a struggle toward to fight,
to sacrifice for a friend until it
hurtp, and then discover that your
desire to be kind has neither been
appreciated nor even understood
'these are soin of the things
which give the sharpest hurts.
Perhaps there was never any one
who entirely escaped this sort of
thing. But it is a comfort to have
been, whether or not one has
seemed to be. And he has reached
a golden milepost on the way, who
has learned to do and to joy in do
ing, without too much thought of
appreciation who is content to be
true and "jes keep on keepn' on"
even if he must belong to the vast
inaltitndp r f the misunderstood.
Served as coffee, the new coff. e
substitute known to grocers every
where as Dr. ShD.ip's Health Cof
feo, will trick even a coffee expert.
Not a grain of real coffee in it
either, Pure healthful toasted
grains, mault, nuts, etc. have been
so cleverly blended, as to give a
wonderfully satisfying coffee taste
and flavor, And is "made in a
minute," too. No tedious 20 to
30 minutes hoiling. Sold by all
GREAT LABOR WAR.
United S'ates not Alone Wben It Cones to
Treo&le Along This
Stockholm, Aug. 8 . Sweden
appears to be on the verge of an
immense labor war Late to-nightj
it was reported that the strike is
extending. To-morrow is the day
scheduled for the war to begin.
In Stockholm a minatnre revolu
tion in the form it threatens to de
The employes of the Stockholm
municipality and the state tele
graph linemen have joined the j
movement but the railway men's
union has declined to do so,
The present general strike and
lockout will aggravate the trou
Members of the young Social
ist's party are striving to give the
movement a revolutionary char
aoter and the government, warned
that a political oampaign is going
on at the -same time, has taken
steps to nip tbe expected disor
ders in the bud
The authorities have decided, at
the first signs of iusurection to
declare Stockholm in a state of
Tbe entire standing army of
Sweden ia ready for eventualities.
Soldiers -sire being quartered in
difiereut sections of Stockholm
King Gustave has summoned too I
members of Parliament to Stock
holm and a special session of the
Rrgsdag is expected.
Great consternation prevails in
the capital. A civil guard corps
is being organized for the protec
tion of property. Banks are closed
and carefully guarded, All the
ferries running out of Stockholm
have ceased operations1, and the
large sttamers engaged in the
summer in cairying visitors. and
residents to the seaside resorts in
the archipelago have suddenly
stopped running. aiBchar&"n,air
crews, laid up for tne winter.
It is expected that the preeeut
total of about 100,000 idle work
men will be largely increased by
to-morrow. It is anticipated als.
that the cab and street car services
in Stockholm will be stopped run
ning Wednesday. Arrangements
are being made to run the water
works and the electric light plants
The bridges leading to the is
lands adjacent to Stockholm are
closely guarded. Many stores
have been closed, and no milk is
being delivered in the city.
The sale of spirits, bser and
wine has been prohibited in both
shops and restaurants.
The labor conflict at the bottom
of this trouble originated in a dis- Woolen Manufacturers' Ass cia
pute over wages in the woolen and tion has written a letter to Presi-
cotton industries. In the bnn.
ing 13,000 men were lockrd out.
and other industries ainoe h,T(1
beoome iuvolved until vesterdav
the emDlovers' federation declared
a lockout of the iron fonndrv
hands, number about 30 000 men.
A total of 80,000 men were rep rt-
ed locked out yesterday, and their
numbers are increasing rapidly.
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Where he Starts on the Wrong Road.
If you want to give a little boy
from 8 to 10 years old a start for
the penitentiary, just allow him
the privilege of ruuniug on the
streets until late bedtime. It is
there he learns his first crime. It
is there he gets his first lesson in
vulgar, obscene language aud his
start for prison is made. La
Yes, and it is also there that
some of these little innocents are
teaching other his bad habits
wnen tne Dtomacn, ueart. or
Kidney nerves get weak, then
these organs always fail.. Don't
drug the Stomach nor stimulate
a 1 TV . TT ' m 1
tine nears or iviaueys. mat is
simply a make-shift. Get a pre
scription known to Druggists ev
erywhere as Dr. Shoop's Restora
tive. -The Restorative is prepared
expressly for these week inside
nerves . Strengthen these nerves,
hnild them nn with Dr. Shoon's
n. . .11. 1
Kftstorativo T.anietB or noma
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come. Bold by Uorneiison &
STATESVILLE AND IREDELL COUNTY.
uam Heitman Again. The Great Work
Being Done by the Odd Fellows.
StatesviUe Laudmark, Aug, 6,
H. Cam Heitman, of Lexington
inventor and capitalist, who some
Nnonths ago Dassed a worth Iarh
draft for $30 on the J. K. Morri-
son & Sous Co.. was arreted and
afterwards forfeited bond for his
appearance at Superior Court, was
arrested at Lexington Tuesdav.
brought to Statesville and placed
in jail. His case is expected to
come to trial in the superior
The noted barn burning case
from Troutman, in which J. C .
f Brooksher is charged with burning
the barn of his brother-in-law.
Todd Caldwell, was put on trial in
Iredell Superior court yesterday
just bef re the noon recess. When
court adjourned last evening the
state had not finished its evidence
and if the trial is continued to the
conclusion it will consume much
Of to day. The evidence against
Brocksher so far is circumstantial
and is not strong.
B. H. Woodell, of Raleigh,
grand Secretary of the grand lodge
of Odd Fellows of the state and
editor of the paper published in
the interest of the order, spent
Wednesday night with the local
lodge of Odd Fellows, Mr. Wood
ell is touring the state in the in
terest of the order and went to
Taylorsville yesterday. The Odd
Fellows are stong in the state and
the order is growing . They have
an orphanage at Goldsboro in
which there are 120 children. They
have under construction at the or
phanage a building that will cost
$25,000 and when this ib complet
ed they will have, Mr. Woodell
says, a plant second to none in the
states In addition to the orphan
age the Odd Fellows also maintain
M tit&daboro a home for old peo-
" pie. At present there are only
two inmates in this home. It is
established for the care of aged
Odd Fellows who have no home
and are unable to support them
selves, aud for the widows of Odd
Fellows who are lett homeless.
These institutions are supported
by a per capita tax of 80 cents a
year paid by the different lodges
of the Btate. So far this small
tax has been ample for the sup
port of these institutions.
A Side Light on the Tariff.
A Philadelphia dispatch to The
New York Commercial says that
H. J. Hamill, cf the Hamill Spin
ning Company Mills, of German-
town and a Sector of the Carded
ent latcinwmcn ne urges tneveio
of the tariff bl1'- Aa to Mr' Ham
ill's reasons for makiug suah are
lue8t the diaPatch 8avs :
'He baaea h'8 Petition upon the
ground that representatives of the
so-celled woolen trust made a
large contribution to the Republi
can congressional campaign com
mittee last summer through Rep
resentative McKinley, of Illinois,
The letter also contains char-
ge8 that the donation made by the
woolen trust was in compensation
for having the woolen schedule of
the tariff bill remain unchanged,
ftnd that while on a trip to Bos
ton laBt summer in company with
Representative McKinley, Speaker
Cannon met representatives of the
trust aud gave assurances that the
woolen schedule would not be
If Mr. Hammill can prove his
charges there is likelihood of
something doing in Republican
high tariff headquarters and at
tbe White House. Chai lotte Ob
Seared Wih a Hot Iron
or scalded by overturned kettle
cut with a kuife bruised by slam-
med door injured by gun or in
any other way the thing needed
at once is Bncklen's Arnica baive
to subdue inflammation and kill
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tne nam . xi b earm h buuuw
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f ever cores, ruozema ana ruva.
25o at all druggists,
Friends and Workers Will Meet to Discuss
waiters renaming to bunoay schools.
The following programme has
been prepared fcr the annual
meeting of the Rowarrcounty Sun-
day School Association, which is
to be held aft Rulem T.ntharan
I UlJIIllill III! laiSIIMI. .laXIft " I
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rtev. J5. s rown.
10:20 a. m., Why Are We Here?
Rev. W. M. Walsh.
10 :40, Enrollment of Delegates.
10:55, Treasurer's Report, W.
11:05 a. m., Spiritual Life in
Sunday School Work, Rev. Sher-
Wednesday, Aug. 25th .
H :30, Successful Methods.
' a -ou, ouccessiai methods, Kev.
M. M. Noacker.'
12 m., Appointment of Commit-
tees and assignment of homes.
1 a ft I
2 p. m., Devotional.
2:15, Report of County Presi- I
dents, Dr. C. M. Poole.
2 :26, The Importance of tbe
Sunday School and its Great tions for the reception of the sol
Work, Col. Paul B . Means. diers, and will, as upon all other
3 :15, Address on Teacher Train-1
mg, Kev. J. I.. Yeanck.
3:35, Report of County Secre- j
tary of Teacher Training, follow-
ea oy wound lable Conference,
Rev. W. B. Dnttera.
Thursday, Aug. 26th.
9:30 a. m., Song Service.
9 :45, Devotional.
9:55, Report of Committees.
10 :00, Report of County Secre
tary, Bismarck Cappi.
10:10, The Parents' Obligation
to the Sunday School, Rev. Dr
M, M. Kinard.
10:45, The Importance of Or
ganized Adult Class Work, Hon.
Jno. S. Henderson.
11:20, Our Finances.
11 :30, Offering?
11 :40, Election of Officers and
Delegates. 11 .
12:10, Selection of Place of
2 p. m , Song
2:30 d. m.. The Sundav School
as a missionary Force. Rev. R. L.
3 :05, Report of Home Depart
ment Secretary, Mrs. B. W
3:20. Miscellaneous and New
3:40, Report of Committees,
2:50, Farewelt Words.
Asked Him to Leave Tenn.
Ethel, Miss., Aug. 4. Indigna
tion was caused here to-day by a
dispatch from Cincinnati quoting
Rev. Frank B. English as saying
that be was threatened with mob
violence and driven out of Ethel
without anything to eat when he
came to take the presidency of
Rust University at Holly Springs,
Leading citizens of Ethel admit
that Mr. English was told to leave
town because lie was seen shaking
hands with negroeB and acting fa-
miliarly towards them, which
they believed would excite tne
blacks and stir up race strife.
They say, however, that no
mob was formed and that no
threats were made. They say Mr.
English became frightened when
told that it would be better for
mm to leave.
August time, tells on the nerves.
But that spiritless, no mbitn
feeiing can be easily and quickly
altered by taking what is known
to druggists everywhere as Dr.
Shoop's Restorative. Within
forty-eight hours after begin
ning to use the Restorative, im
provement will be noticed. Of
course, full nealtn will not im
mediately return, The gain,
however, will surely follow. And
best of all, yon will realize
and feel stength and ambition
as it is returning. Outside influ
ences depress first the "inside
nerves" then tbe stomach, Heart,
and Kidneys will usually fail. $2,000 have already been sub
Strengthen thesefailing nerveB acl.;bed for ftna a number of citi-
s. ZA. 1 I M UU amw'M J ABf AA 1 VTA A dTW
whu vi. ouwy miwiho buu
onin.VIv With will b
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j yours agaiu. oum uj wiuoubuu
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ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
Meeting Postponed. Water Dtsiges
Bridges and Greatly Injures Crops.
Stanly Enterprise, Aug-. 5.
The series of. meetings in the
Methodist chnrh H.. hn
poned till first Sunday in Sep-
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owing 10 me inability of
?we 10 leave niB wor
ABneviiie at an earlier date.
A Dlan is now being considered
for the erection of an iron bridge
across Town creek, just west of
the depot. The wooden structure
was lifted from its moornigs dar
ing the heavy rains of the week,
but is not materially damaged.
"Governor" Marks has a roller
mill at Palestine, and he expects
tha owth 0 that town to eolinse
anyfehing else along theline of the
proposed South-bound. He says
Lnev aro eettine ready to vote
A number of our old soldiers
contemplate attending the reunion
at Charlotte on August 25. Ohar-
lotte is making extensive prepara-
occasions where she is called upon
as nost, do fine grand and proper
Heavy rains began falling Sun-
day, and the downpour has been
almost incessant since then. It
resembles one of the old-time Au
gust freshets, and much injury to
crops, has resulted .
The work of laying a new side
track around the Wiscassett mill,
and of laying the foundation for
the mammoth new mill, together
with the work of grading and
ditching, gives hat seotion of
town a busy appearance.
John A. Davis, the colored line
man who recently served the Albe
marle Telephoue Company is just
out of a hospital in Alexandria,
Va. He was working for a tele
phone company and in May that
company's train was wrecked. He
sustaiaed abxokan a arm and' a
crashed skull. John is now" weESr
ing a trepanned plate over the
skull fracture, bat is otherwise
well. His bill was paid by the '
company, amounting, he says,
Word has been received from
Conductor R. L. Simpson, now
taking treatment in a cancer hos
pital in New York City, that he is
rapidly improving and expects to
be able to return home at an early
date. He is now allowed to take
fresh air trips to the roof garden
of the hospital where he is being
J. Weston Dunaway, son of
ReVi and Mrs. James Manning
Dunaway, was severely injured
Friday, of last week, by being
struck with a large steam hammer
in the blacksmith shop of the
Southern Railwav here. In at-
tempting to remove a small bolt
fr0m an anvil upon which the
hammer was pounding his left
hand was caught and badly mash-
-e(j jt became necessary to sever
one nnger ana a portion of another
jn orer to properly dress the in
jured member. He stood the
operation heroically aud walked
home after tha accident.
W. B. Stickley, president of the
Correll Overall Company, at China
Grove, is in Spencer to-day with
view to removing the plant to
gpencer a8 B00n as $5,000 in stock
h b Bubgcribed for. The
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tion and the manager, P. A. Cor-
rel, stateB that an enlargement of
the business is necessary in order
to meet the demands of the grow
ing trade;. It is proposed to in
crease the capital stock and re
move the entire plant to Spencer,
It has been agreed that the stock
being subscribed for in Spencer
may be paid for at $10 per month
for 10 months. Something over
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I in aennnna the new enterorise for
bpencer. spencer uresceni, otn.