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VOLV. NO. 35.
SAitNp..; Tuesday, August 17th, I9d9.
Wm, H. Stewart, Editor.
LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY,
-600d Luck With Alfalfa. Confiding Citi
zens Stung by a Smooth Talker.
Lextngtou Dispatch, Aug. 11th.
S. Goodman, jjf Salisbury, has
leased the store-room formerly oc
cupied by II D. Soarhoro and is
opening up a stock of general mer
chandise fierein. Mr. Goodman
has rented fcho Piunix residehceon
Main street, and is moving bis
family from Salisbury to .Lexing
t n to day.
Alpheus Perry man, who lives
in Arcadia, on Route No. 4, has a
bulf aore of alfalfa with which he
is haviug exctllent luck. He had
uo trouble in gettirg a stand and
his cut it thiee times-the 12th of
each month. He counts ou two
rur cuttings. Cattle dearly love
alfalfa and it is Buid horses will
leave corn to eat it There is no
feed in the world that compares
, with ic.
H Cam Heituiau, who was ar-
rh8t"d here o.i a bench warrant
Tuesday evening of laBt week and
carried to Stat sville and placed
in jail, was released from cisttdy
Friday, the case agaii st him hav
ing been continued He is under
a $300 bond.
A Lexington citizen suggestthat
the town commissioners pass a law
forbidding boys under twenty-one
years of age from frequenting pool
rooms under the peualfcy of a good
sized fine, both to the boys and
the pool room proprietor. Other
towns do this to protect boys."
Col. Jim Pugh, an old soldier,
has been suffering a great deal ot
late with a limb that was wounded
in one of the ' attles, and net long
since had an oper iton performed
ou it. Dr. Buchanan deemed it
unwise to give an ahesthic, so the
old soldier said he could stand it
anyway. "Is it ny?re than any-.
b'otfy fclae could stand?" he askedvi
and when he was told it was not,
he gave the word to fire away.
The physician did his cutting and
while it was very painful, the old
gentleman went through it all
right. The nerve of a man who
followed Lee is the real article.
Some day? ago a man came
through Lxingt n taking orders
for tailor-made clothing, dealing
mostly and perhaps entirely, with
t'r.r colored citizens. He gave
li pi'i Point, as his address He
to k an order, was paid a dollar
or more down, and promised to
send ou the goods shortly. At
last accounts it appeared that he
had forgot ten to do this and somn
of his cut-corners were going about
with a f-'iepish grin on thir
faces. This is an old scheme, and
has been worked successfully in
several p'.ices in the stat-) this
summer, especially in Anson
county, wh're some agents flim
flammed a lot of people.
The Weil Yields Gold.
Consid ruble quantities of gold
are being found in the dirt and
rock which is being taken t ut to
make way for the well that is be
iug tlriveu at the Selwyu Hotel.
The well is now about 40 feet deep,
the diameter of the opening being
about 4 inches. All the material
that is being brought to the sur
face is being was led for gold and
paying quantities have been found,
All has been carried to the mint
to be83aved. Tha Charlotte is
built upon a gold foundation has
been long kiiowa but not often
has a driven wei? i eeu used to
bring the pty-ng dirt to commer
cial uses. Charlutt Observer.
Twas a Giorlcus Victo.y.
Tenu. A man's life bus been sav
fid. and now Dr. King's Now Die
covery is the talk of the town f r
cuiingC V. Pwpper of deadly
lung hemorrhages "I could not
work nor get about, he writes,
"and the doctors did me lio good,
but after using Dr. King'B New
Discovery- three weeks. I feel
like a new man, and can do work
agaiu. ' For weak, Bore or dis
eased lungs, Coughs and Colds,
Hemorrhages, Hay Fever, La
Grippe, Asthma or any Bronchial
effection it stands unrivaled.
Price 50c and $1 00 Trial bottles
free, Sold nd guaranteed by all
THAW 60ES BACK TO ASYLUM,
Court Declares His Release Would be a
Menace to Public Safety.
White Plains, N. Y., Aug 12.
Harry K. Thaw's latest attempt
to gain his liberty met with com
plete and dishartening defeat to
day when Supreme Court Justice
Isaac N Mills dismissed the writ
of., habeas corpus aud declared
that "the release cf the petitioner
would be dangerous to the pesee
and safety." The sjgnfog of an
order sending Thaw back tp Mat
tdawan is all that remains to com
plete the failure of this latest ap
peal to the courts.
There is no crumb of comfort to
Thaw in the 7,000-word Opinion
handed down by Justice Mills to
day. All the contentions of Dis
rit Attorney Jerome aro support
ed, and it is declared that Thaw
is sti-U insane, And still.as much a
panoramic as on the day he shot
Thaw, waitiug in TVhite Plains
jail, at the rear of the court house
wht're tue decission is filled, . re
ceived the news with " outward
calmuos9. Themembers of his
family and his attorney seemed
stunned by the thoroughness' of
their defeat. Thaw declined to
give out any extended statement,
coiiteudiug himself with the asser
tion that his next efforts will b
.entered upon the Court of Ap
eiils, through which he expects
to secure a hearing before a fury
in his effort to have his commit
mHut to Mattedwau set aside. ,
The case before the Court of
Appeals is one which has been un
der consideration for some time.
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Virginia Places Statues of Lee and Wash
ington in the Capital. -
Bronze statues of Georfre Wash
ingfeoiid'BobtK, Lee, Virginia's
ooutritmtiian to trie nation's "Hall
f Fame," were to-day placed in
statuary hall at the capitol. For
mal ceremonies attending the un
veiling will take place at some
time yet to de determined.
Both statues are beautiful works
of art. Lee is pictured in the uni
form of the South and his statue
stands between those of Rjbert
Fulton, inventor of the steamboat,
and J. L M. Curry, of Alabama.
Near the statue of Lee are these
of Gen James Shields, of Illinois,
and Gen. Phillip Kearny, of New
Jersey, in the uuiforms of the Un
ion army The Lee statue A-as
designed by Edward V. Va.entine,
of Richmond, Va.
Washington's siatue'was placed
in the s outhwf st end of thn hall be
tween the statues of Gen. Ethan
Allen, of Vermont, and Gen. l
ter Muhlenberg, of Pennsylvania,
a distinguished soldier and states
man of Revolutionary times, and
a brother of the first speaker of
the House of Reprt sentatives.
The Waahinbtou statue is a replica
of Houdon s famous masterpiece
now at the capitol in Richmond.
Elliott Woods, superintendent
of the capitol, to-day Buid that
formal acceptance of the two stat
ues are not required, aHhough
presentation of the statues may
be formerally made with elaborate
ceremonies at the instance of the
Virginia statue commission, and
wit h the permission of Congress
Washington dispatch, 10th,
STATE OV OHIO, CITY OF TOLEDO
Frank J. Cheney makes oath
that he is s enior partner of the
firm of F. J. Cheny & Co , doiug
business in the City of Toledo,
County and State aforesaid, and
that, said firm will pay the sum of
ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for
mien and every case of Catarrh
that cannot ! cured by the ubo of
HaTs Catarrh Cure.
FRANK J. CHENEY
Bworn to ana suoscrioea in my
presence, this the ufch dav of De
cember, A D., 1886.
(Seal) A, W. GLEASON,
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken in
ternalfy, and acts directly on the
blood and mucous surfaces of the
system. end for testimonials
free. F. J. CHENEY & Co
Sold by all Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for
SrATfcYILLE ApprgcfiuAP PrTCTI0N0M U8HTNIN6.
Mr. Coiner Blossoms forth as ib Intent!) r,
Escaped Priscner Recaptoretf
statesville I.aiidmartj, Aof lft-13v ''
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r LicQnae has been, issued fr th9
marriage of Th os A. Terorpletan
auu miss xLiuen otewrsjJOfc
XU1UCJBUU I g- DOVYiiBUI JJSIp 0 '. ; -
Rev. ifaoJld jSsfepali
B road Street. MetkodiflttMpbl
nas b6$n yot-a tnTea- wge
tiou by his congregate&Df ftiJdietM
last week tor an xteqerea trio
Niagara Falls', and other points;C
interest, ne issccpmpaniea
hiB- brother, Frank:
Turner, of A9hevf
iio mrtner miormation na3
received regarding p
Miss Mabel Gillespie
Wyo., who 'was seri
by a fall from a horsftfew days
ago, and it is assumedhjit her
D-"M , Coiner, of Stsyille,
hasiiivented a spring wheel-oga
spring for whaels rthat is dajg
ed to displace piieumatic tires.
Springs are placed in a wheels
radiating from the hub and so ar
ranged that they take the place of
pneumatic tires and will give bet
ter service. The invention is de
signed primarily for automobiles
but can bo used on other vehicles.
Smith White, who with Fred
Spradley aud another white man
named Wilson, escaped from ,jail
here last fall by cutting a hole
through the'jail roof and descend
ing to the ground on a string of
blankets, was recently located in
Chester, S. 'C.f by Sheriff Deaton
aud was placed under arrest there
Saturday evening in accordance
with the instructions of the Iredell
Deputy Revenue Collector Davis,
f Statesville, and Sheriff Adams,
oraltfSander county, found aud
destroyed an illicit fruit distillery
near Pilgrim church, Gwaltney
township, Alexander county, Sat
urday. The outfit was complete
iu every particular, a 60 gallon
still bjing used, and was in opera
tion when the officers arrived
The operators were warned of the
approach of the officers and made
The Statesville firemen, who
were given the choice of acarnival
or $300 in cash, have decided in
favor of the carnival and one of
these aggregations will put on its
"attractions" here the last of
The crop prospect has improved
very much in recent, weeks and
farmers are more cheerful. With
favorable weather during August
and a late fall the yield of cotton
will be much greater than was
P. G. Edmin8ton, of the Mount
Ulla neighborhood, suffered the
loss of a fi ie horse by death Tuob
day night. He had been on a
mountain trip and was spending
the night in Statesville with J, E.
Sloop when the horse died.
Hon. R.Linney, of Taylorsville,
passed through Statesville yester
day en route to Newton, where he
spoke at the Confederate reunion
hold there yesterday. Mr. Lin
ney was for some time in very
poor health. Yesterday, how
ever, ne was jolly and has ap
parently regained his usual health.
He stattid to an acquihtance at
the depot that he was feeling like
a young man again,
Bunyan Wesley Crowsou died
Tuesday evening ar. 8:15 o'clock
at his home on Alexander street,
heart trouble being the immediate
cause of death. Mr. Crowsou was
a printer bytrade and had for
seeral years conducted a jab
printing business on Court street.
Thoe. Tomhn's store, in Cool
Spring township wis totally de
stroyed by fire, with all of its con
tents, yesterday morniug between
3 and 4 o'clock. The door of the
store had the appearance of hav
ing been burst open when Mr.
Tomlin arrived, and it is believed
by trim that the store was robbed
and then fired. Mr. Tomlin had
a good stock of merchandise,
Weather Bureau Eocoofttiog the Construe
tton of Llgfiinlng Rods.
Prof, ilenry, of the government
weather service, a bulletin en-
htnig holdsthat more
tention should be given to light
ning. , He says that from 700 to
00 persons ar skilled, twice as
mpMj injured ai an immense
mount-of property destroyed by
ing every year.
ipf . Henry sbowt how light-
t;ie;ot!ivemitJj'be put up by
jpinybodyThe'follwing is his list
ftdessarv m&terials: Enough
yahized iron teU&rapn wire to
.wrveor the rod, a pound of gal-
;nized iron staple to hold the
wieDplaoe, a few connecting
a pound of aluminum
Whfletfiron i not so good a
conS'dcloiras copj&r," says the
profeasor, ife is less likely to cause
dangerous side, flash's and it also
dissipates the energy of the light
ning flash more effectively than
does, the copper."
worth probably- $1,500 or more
He carried insurance on the stock
to the amount of $1,000.
D. R.'Beard of Statesville,. has
received news of' the death of his
brother-in-law, S. J.' Lingle, of
St. Edwards, Neb., which ccur
red August 7th in a hospital at
Council BlufLIa., where Mr. Liu
gle was undergoing treatment. He
was a victim of Bright'a disease.
Mr. Lingle was born in Rowan
oounty, this State January 21st,
1847. He was a sou of the late
John Lingle and much of his
boyhood was spent at what is yet
fcuown as the Lin gl,, place, four
milr& east of fcafesviiie. Mr
Lingle had lived in the West for
35 or 40 years. About four years
ago he was in Statesville on a
visit to relatives. He is survived
by his wife, three children and one
brother, Thos Y. Lingle, who is
also a resident of St. Edwards.
The arrest in Statesville Wed
nesday afternoon of Robert Miller,
f Shiloh township, on a warrant
charging him with shooting at
Raymond Wilson, of Shiloh town
ship, resulted in bringing in to
the! ears of the officers the story
of a rather sensational shooting
affray iu Shiloh Monday. On be
ing taken before Justice J. A.
King, Miller at first proposed to
give bond for his appearance at a
preliminary hearing at a future
date, but later decided to waive
examination and give bond for
his appearance at Superior Court
Bond in the sum of $100 was re
Both Miller and Wilson live in
the same neighborhood in Shiloh
and each of them has a wife and
four children. The shooting af
fray took place near their homes
vionday and was the result of al
1 ged misconduct between Wilson
aud Miller's wife. It is alleged
that when Miller came upon his
wife and Wilson in the field that
he not only had fired at Wilson
but assaulted his wife and slapped
her down. The woman swore out
a warrant for her husband before
Justice Fulbright, oi . Shiloh,
charging him with striking her,
but withdrew the warrant before
it was served. The warrant on
which Miller was arrested was
sworn out by Wilson.
Washington's Plague Spots
lie in the low, marshy bottom of
the Potomac, the breeding ground
ot malaria germs, ihese germs
cause chills, fever, ague, bullous
ness. iauudice, lassitude, weak
ness, and general debility and
bring suffering or death to thoc
sands yearly. But Electric Bit
ters never fail to destroy them
ana cure malaria troubles. 'They
are the best all-around tonic and
cure for. malaria I ever nsed,"
writes R. M. James of Loullm, S
C. ' They cure Stomach. Liver,
Kidney and Blood Troubles and
will prevent Typhoid, Try them,
50c. Guaranteed by all druggists
The Watchman $1,00 a year
j ALBEMARLE AND STANLY COUNTY.
Negroes Drowned In the Pee Dee at Bla-
iock Found. Old Soldiers to Meet.
Stanly Enterprise, Aug. 12th.
The graded schools at Albemarle
will open September 13.
Stanly county veterans will hold
their annual re-union at Locust on
Friday of next week, August 20.
This is an annual event that our
soldiers look forward, to with pleas
ure, and the gathering at Locust
will be in keeping with preceding
A mule hitched to a buggy was
frightened by an automobile last
Friday on public square and made
a dash down Main street. It ran
into a eurry in which was Mrs.
Goodwin Whitley and several
children. Mrs. Whitley sustained
injuries and is yet suffering. Both
vehicles were damaged. This is
another instance of caution to
automobile owners, when running
their machines on crowded streets.
Mrs. Z . B. Sanders was called
yesterday morning to the bedside
of her mother at Carthage, whose
condition has grown quite critical,
James and Verne accompany her,
while Carl and Ella May will visit
in Salisbury during their mother's
abscence. Mr. Sanders will spend
awhile in Greensboro.
The board of town commission
ers at its last meeting appointed
advisory members to the board as
follows: T. M. Denning, Dr. J.
C. Hall. M. J. Harris. S. B.
Kluttz, A. L. Patterson, J. M.
Morrow, and S. H. Hearne. The
addition of thse men gives a body
of twelve to direct the expenditure
of the $67,000 in bonds as voted
recently by our town. r ...
A gruesome end o the drowning
in Pee Dee River ou Tuesday of
ast week at the Blalock old ferry
crossing was the finding on Fri
day of the bodies of the three col
ored men who lost their lives.
The bodies were found in drift
wood, a short distance bslow the
erry, and were in a badly swollen
and decomposed state. The es
cape from death was a most nar
row one to Mr. Myers and Mr.
ittle. Mr. Myers caught the
swaying branches of a small tree
on an island near the ferry, and it
was with the greatest difficulty he
maintained his position for two
hours until his rescue was effected.
Both horses were recovered, one
swimming a distance of 6 miles
down stream, and the other laud
ing two miles below the ferry,
where it stood iu water all night, i
Seared Witi a Hot Iron
or scalded by overturned kettle
cut with a knife bruised bv slam
med door iujured by gun or in
any other way the thing needed
at once is Buckleu's Arnica Salve
to subdue inflammation and kill
the pain . It's earth's supreme
healer, infallible for Boils, Ulcers,
Fever Sores, Eozema and Piles.
25c at all druggists.
Haywood County Fair.
We have received the catalog,
no not the catalog, but the cata
logue, of the fifth annual Hay
wood County Fair to be held at
Waynesville on October 5th to 8th
inclusive. It is an attractive
booklet of 72 pages and is brim
full of interesting matter for farm-
era, stocK raisers, and persons
engaged in other industries. All
in all, more than $3,000 00 is of
tered in premiums aud purses,
and this liberality will doubtless
assure a mammoth exhibition of
the mountain products.
When the Stomach, Heart, or
Kidney nerves get weak, then
these organs always fail. Don't
drug th Stomach nor stimulate
the Heart or Kidneys. Thar is
simply a make-shift. Get a pre
scription known to Druggists ev
erywhere as Dr. Snoop's Restora
tive. The Restorative is prepared
expressly for these week inside
nerves . Strengthen these nerves,
build them up with Dr. Snoop's
Restorative tablets or liquid
and see now quietly health will
come. Sold by Cornelison &
OVERALL FACTORY AT SPENCER.
The Remoial of the Correll Overall Com
pany Frcm China Brore.
The removal of the Correll Over
all Company from China Grove to
bpencer, which has been under
consideration for the past month,
uuw seems co ue assured ana it is
expected the plant will be remov
ed at once. The proposition to
increase the capital from $10,000
to $15,000 was favorably acted
npon at a meeting of The Spencer
Board of Trade last night, when
$5,000 additional stock was guaran
teed in subscriptions. The can
vassing committee, composed of
A. J. Gamayel, W. H. Burton, T.
H. Stewart, A. D. Smith, and
other citizens in Spencer, together
with President M. B. Stickley, of
Concord, has only a few shares to
secure and the plant will be in
operation within the next few
The overall plant is now in suc
cessful operation at China Grove
and has an established business
which will be greatly increased in
Spencer. A number of railroad
men, who use large quantities ;of
overalls, have taken stock in the
company, the payments for stock
having been placed on easy terms
to suit the convenience of all who
want an interest in the plant.
The company will be re organized
when ready for its opening in
Spencer, Spancer Crescent, 12th.
Brand Jury Indicts Watkins.
ABheville, Aug. 11. The grand
jury this morning returned a true
bill against .F. C. Watkins, the
town constable of Black Moun
tain, who upon berug called to the
Hotel Gladstone to stop a, disturb
ance, early Saturday inomiug,
shot John Hill Bunting, a young
traveling man, of Wilmington,
who later died from his .wounds,
andjfaul C, Collins, whq now
in the Mission hopital, with a bul
let hole entirely through his body.
The two eye-witnessea to the shoot
ing, Clem Joues, the negro dish
washer at the hotel, and H. Bur
ley Cowan, the negro porter of the
hotel who accompanied Constable
Watkins to the room were this
morning ' seut before the grand
jury, with the result that about 11
o'clock this morning the iury
marched into the court room and
handed Judge Adams a true bill
charging Constable Watkins with
murder. .No degree is named in
the bill, as that matter is left to
the solicitor. Just what degree of
murder .Solicitor Mark W.Brown
will ask for is not known, but it is
thought that it will not be in the
first degree as Mr. Watkins is now
out on s $5,000 bond.
No surprise was expressed this
morning at the verdict of the
grand jury, since the coroners in
quest brought out the testimony
of Jones and Cowan which was
greatly against the officer. Re
port from the Mission hospital
this morning was to the effect that
Paul C. Collins' condition was
very favorable indeed. Special to
On a Junket at Goyerment Expense.
Seven of the 12 members of the
National Waterways Commission,
authorized by Congress to investi
gation the waterways of Europe,
Canada, and for the purpose of
making recommendations for the
improvement of the rivers, har
bors and cana's of the United
States, sailed Tuesday morning on
the North German Lloyd liner
Kronzprinzessen Cecillie on a 10
weeks' investigation of the water
ways of Europe.
Some of the party, nearly all
Senators and members of Congress
or ether government officials, aer
accompanied oy tneir wives or
other members of their families
Senator Simmons, of North Care-
hna, is a member of ihe party.
The outing is a pleasant one at
wry i 1 i -m
weaK women snouia read my
"Book No. 4 fpr Women." it tells
of Dr. Shoop's Night Cure. Tells
how these soothing, healing, anti
septic antipositories, bring quick
! and certain help. The Boos ib
I free . Address Dr. Shoop, Racine,
Wis. Cornelison & Cook.
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
Telephone Line Being Constructed. Street
Cartine Rails Arrifing. One Death.
Concord Times, Aug. leth.
Dr.H. A. Fry, of Cool Springs,
who recently graduated from the
Dental College in Atlanta, will
probably locate at Kannapolis for
the practice of dentistry . He ex
pects to be in that growing town
about the 20th inst .
Another oounty telephone line
is being constructed to run out
from Concord through part of No.
4 township. The following sub
scribers will be on the line : W.
C. Litaker, Joseph Winecoff. J.
. W. Cook, Walter Patterson and C,
Walter Long, son of J . S. Long,
of West Depot street, whose ill
ness we noted in our last issue,
died Wednesday morning about 12
o'clcck. He was nineteen years
of age, and had been sick for some
time of tuberculosis. The funeral
service was condncted Ithis morn
ing by Rev . Chas. R. Pless, and
the interment made at Trinity
church, jn No . 4. township.
A iarge lot of rails for the street
car line to be built in Concord,
arrived this week, and for several
days" Henry Winecoff has been
buBy hauling them up town. They
are being placed on North Union
street, beginning in front of Capt.
J. M. Odell's and coming this way.
It is expected that a force of hands
will be put to work in a few days
constructing the Una, and that
the cars will be running in about
The annual meeting of Cabarrus
Camp 212U. C. V. was held here
last Tuesday. The weather was
fine, and a large number of veter
ans were present. After the rou
tine business had been transacted
thu veterans were invited out to
the court house yard where water
melons was served to them. John
D. Barrier, the historian for the
year, read an excellent paper, re-
erring to the members of the
camp who had died since the last
Blackberries in Surry County.
An Erwm dispatch says of the
recent blackberry crop in that
"The blackberry seems to have
oome into its own. From figures
which obtain from the Elkin Can
ning Company at the A. F. Mes
sick Company's purchaser we es
timate that the blackberries
brought here during the season
will amount to about 11,000 bush
els. The ? price paid for. these
berries is 75 cents per bushel. The
armers around Elkin then receive
for their blackberries the neat sum
of about $8,250. Surely, then.
the blakberry briar is not to be
despised and sworn at as formerly.
It was formerly considered a cum-
brance of the soil by the farmers
and it was literally a thorn in the
flesh of the farmers' son, who was
sent out with a hoe to clean no
the fence corners and the paths.
But now it has come to be one of
the most profitable by-products on
he farm. It requires no cultiva
tion to grew the crop and the ber
ries ripen about the time crops
are laid by. The principal part
of the crop is gathered by the 25th
of July. For the farmers around
$8,000 is not at all bad for a pro
duct that until the last few years
waB allowed to go to waste."
August time, tells on the nerves.
But that spiritless, no ambition
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 health will not im
mediately return. The gain,
however, will surely follow. And
best of all, you will realize
and feel stength and ambition
as it is returning. Outside influ
ences depress first the "inside
nerves" then the stomach, Heart,
and Kidneys will usually fail.
Strengthen these failing nerves
with Dr. Shoop's Restorative and
see how quickly health will be
yours again. Sold by Cornelison
& Coook. '