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A Home Newspaper Published . i t:u Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs.
Vol. V. No. 38.
Salisbury, N. O., Tuesday, September 7th, 1909,
Wm. h. Stewart, Editor.
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STATESVILLE AK3 JREDELL COUNTY.
A BiraCnraei; a Nigro Shot, a Marriage
Statesvllle Landmark August 31st.
The South Yadkin Baptist As
sociation, which embraces the
Baptist churches of this section,
will meet in regular annual sea
sion in the church at Advance,
Davie county, Thursday.
The institute for the teachers of
Iredell county came to a close Fri
day afternoon with an address by
L. 0. Caldwell at the court house
This is the first institute that has
been held in the county for a
number of years and practically
- every teacher in the county 116
in number was enrolled. The
average daily attendance was over
Mrs. Eugenia Haves Nicholson
wife of Dr. W. G. Nicholson, died
yesterday morning about 4 o'clock,
at her heme at Harmony, after an
illness of two or three days. Death
resulted from appendicitis and
Mm. Bettie Poston Dry, wife of
G. W. Dry, died quite suddenly
Fridav morning about 3:30
A five room dwelling in Shiloh
township, owned by S. E. Miller
and occupied by Walter McLain,
tenant, was destroyed about mid
night Friday by fire oi unknown
origin. All Mr. McLain's furni
ture, provisions and wearing ap
parel were burned at $700 to $800
with $400 insurance. Mr. McLain
and wife had a narrow escape with
"Bud" Lackey, a 18-year-old
negro boy, was shot through the
fleshy part of his leg. just bblow
the hip, Sunday morning about 9
o'clock as the result of the acci
dental discharge of a pistol in the
hands of Rome Clark, colored,
aged about 13 years. The negroes
were St the home of Tom McLel
land, in Rankintown, the negro
settlement on the north, and it is
said that Clark drew his pistol
from his pocket and was carelessly
pointing it at various objects when
it was suddenly discharged and a
bullet plowed entirely through the
leg of the Lackey boy.
Mrs- Nancy Kellar, wife o
James Kellar, died at her home
n i.r Brvantsville Monday morn
ing about 4 o'clock and was buried
at Mountain View church Tuesday
at 11 o'clock. Mrs. Kellar was
about 70 years old and had long
been and invalid.
Mrs. Sfrrah Howard, widow of
the late Lukin Howard, and one
of the oldest residants of the coun
ty, died a few days ago at tbe
home of her daughter; Mrs. E.
Mitchell, in Union Grove town
ship, and was buried in the fami
ly graveyard in the edge of Yadkin
The first load of new crop leaf
tobacco sold on local market
about tha earliest ever was
brought to the Planters' ware
house yesterday and will be sold
in a few days. It came from Yad
kin county . The managers of the
warehouse expect a iarge amount
of tobacco to be sold on the local
market this season.
Engineer T. C. Folsom, who
was seriously injured on the local
railway yards ten days ago by be
ing knocked from a locomotive by
the water standpipe, and had
' since been at Billingsley hospital,
was removed to his home in Ashe-
ville Wednesday. His wounds
are healing nicely and his condi
tion is favorable for an early and
complete recovery. Mrs. Folsom,
who has been here with her hns
nana since ne was nun, accompa
nied him home.
A bad cafce of cruelty to a dumb
animal was brought to light this
week when it became known that
a horse was found shut up in a
box stall in the basement of tbe
Planters' warehouse, on Water
street, had been without food and
water jor at least two weexs and
'probably longer. When his pitia
bie plight was discovered the poo
oia beast could hardly stand on
his feet, skin and bones being
aoout all there w as left of him
' He. is now in the hands of Car
Click, the youth who reported the
case to the officers, and if the an
imal is not claimed as he hardly
will be, the boy will be allowed to
keep him. 1
L.C.Lawrence's barn, at his
home on the eastern edge of town,
was totally destroyed by fire with
a portion of its contents a small
quantity of feed Saturday about
11 :80 o'clock. The loss is prob
ably $600, partially covered by in
surance. The fare originated in
the loft of the barn and was the
result of some experiments being
made by Mr. Lawrence's small
boys with matches and the lamps
of an old incubator.
The marriage of Miss Mary Da
divion and Chas. P. Crawford will
be solemnized tomorrow morning
at 9 :15 o'clock at the home of the
bride's parents. Capt. and Mrs
T. M. 0, Davidson, near town.
The marriage will be a quiet af
fair and will be witnessed by a
limited number of friends and rel
tives of the bridal oouple.
WONDROUS CAVES IN ARIZONA.
Great Caverns in Which Skyscrapers Migb
Mammoth caves containing cav
erns large enough in which to
place a city office building and
with natural stone bridges exceed
ing in beauty and grandeur those
of Utah and Virginia, exists in
Northwestern Arizona, according
to Prof. Edgar L. Hewett, direc
tor of the branch of the School of
American Archaeology at Santa
Fe, N. M,
Stories of the existence of these
wondeful natural caverns have
been told by Indians of that sec
tion for centuries, but they were
believed by white men to be mere
ly legends of the aborigine.
Prof. Hewett, in conducting an
investigation in the records con-
cercerning bpanisn occupation
and control of the Southwest made
trip to Spain a year ago, and
while there he unearthed written
proof of the story of the Indians.
Carrying out his determination
to explore the region, Prof. Hew
ett organized an expedition which
started from Gallup, N. M., and,
after a 7-day s journey by pack
mule the caves were reached. In
dians guided him to the spot and
conducted him through the gigan
tic underground passages. Prof.
Hewett, who is m Denver, gave
publicity to the story .
Professor Hewett will make an
other expedition to the caves next
spring. He says he has found
many evidences of a race of cliff
dwellers hitherto unrecorded.
The Book Farmer to the Front.
The "book farmer" used to be
looked upon as a lazy fellow who
was trying to avoid work, but
wherever you find and up-to-date
farmer you'll find a "book farm
er" a farmer who isn t satisfied
with the limited knowledge
acquired by personal experience,
but profits by the experience of
others. I saw a "book farmer"
the other day, a comparatively
young man, who started with lim
ited means, but he has applied the
principles of modern agriculture
in his farming methods and with
a yield of a bale per acre and 50
bushels of corn per acre he is en
abled to improve his home and is
arranging to sink a bored well and
put in water works on his farm.
He never could nave been able to
do this with 15 bushels of corn
and half bale per acre. It is en
couraging to note that we are just
entering a new epoch in history as
it relates to agricultural condi
tions, and the next decade will
bring about a transformation in
rural life conditions. J Z. Green
in Our Home.
A Hurry Up Call.
Quick I Mr. Druggist Quick 1
A box of Bucklen'B Arnica Salve
Here's a quarter For the love
of Moses, hurry 1 Baby's burned
himself, terribly Johnie cut his
foot with the axe Mamie's scald
ed Pa can't walk from piles
inline nas. oou s and
ache. She got it and soon cured all j Billiousness, Jaundice, Sick.Head
the family. greatest heal-, ace, Chills and Malaria. Only
er on earth. Sold by all druggists. ' 25c, all druggists.
LEXINGTON AND OAYIDSON COUNTY.
ThomasTllle Preparing to Celebrate onOc
tober 2nd. The Southbound Railway.
Lexington Dispatch, September 1st.
The Southbound railroad is stir
rine Lexington life to a faster
pace. The first ripples of the tide
of local prosperity "have come to
town." Strange faces, are seen
daily and daily the number of
strangers grows. Camps are be
ing established along the line and
negro laborers are arriving. Con
tractor Rhyne has'establishbd his
camp on the property of the
Southbound Investment Compa
ny, back of the graded school.
Yesterday Contractor J. J. Shee
han 8 force arrived and started
fcr Fairmont, from which point
they will work back this way
Contractor Thomas Sbeehan, who
has the concrete work in hand, is
making ready to build culverts
under the Southern tracks and at
Ratts branch,' in this vicinity.
Teams are in demand and local
teamsters are increasing their
equipment. Workingmen are
wanted. The town is getting busy.
All along the line from Winston
to Wadesboro there is gradually
increasing activity .
Two interesting realty deals
took place during the week. Der-
moot Shemwell purohased one
half in the Development building
from his father, Baxter Shemwell,
consideration not given ; but the
property sold some months ago
for $30,000. Dermont Shemwell
is now sole owner of the property.
Mr. Shemwell also purchased J.
W . Noell's residence, corner Fith
avenue and State street, the price
being $6,000. Mr. Noell has not
yet decided what he will do upon
the closing out of the trouser
factory, but the chances are that
he will leave Lexington, which is
to be regretted. The board of
trade ought to do something to
keep this valuable citizen in town.
Thomasville is still enthusiastic
over the prospects of securing at
least one cotton mill in the near
Dr. J. G. Atkins, a physician
and surgeon of China Grove, has
moved to Thomasville for the
practice of his profession and his
office is upstairs over the Corner
Tbe sudden and unexpected
death of Chas. P. Cox, of East
Bend, has thrown the town and
community into sadness. He ap
parently enjoyed the best of
health and while talking to his
employer, fell dead at Boyden,
near hear on the forenoon of the
15ch. He had for several years
been a residenet of East Bend and
was held in esteem. He will be
missed in our village.
Saturday, October 2nd, is going
to be one of the liveliest days ever
seen in Thomasville. An enthu
siastic meeting of tbe manufactur
er and business men was held
Monday night and committees
and officers were appointed to ar
range and get every detaik ready
for the great day. The programme
committee has a long list of inter
esting events to be in the pro
gramme and every minute of tbe
day will be full of interest and
excitement. There will be a grand'
parade with nearly a hundred
beautiful floats, also three or four
military companies in dress pa
rade, and all the athletes who will
take part in the athletic contests,
will be in the parade; and all the
buggies, carriages and wagons in
the county for miles around. Ev
erybody in the town is very enthu
siastic over the prospects, and
nothing will be left undone to
make this the most interesting
day ever held in Thomasville.
The merchants of the town will
have something interesting to
show you on that day and it will
be a great day for bargains.
Go With a Rush.
The demand for that wonderful
Stomach, Liver and Kidney cure,
Dr. King's New Life Pills is
astounding all druggists say they
never saw the like. Its because
I thev never fail to enra Snnr fitnm.
I ftf.Vv nnnafinolmn T
THE FUTURE OF THE UNIVERSE.
Di. Mack Outlines Comprehensively Gom
ing Events, as Revealed In the Scriptures.
"Fifty years ago when tc-was a
student at the seminary Dr. Rob
ert Breckinridge, one of the great
est theologians of his day, was
speaking to our class on eschato
logy or the things concerning the
future of the world and the uni
verse. He said :
"Ydung gentlemen,. I have read
every book that has been writ
ten on this subject, I have mas
tered all of them .
than the authors
But if you live 50
l snow more
of the books
you will know more than I do
Thus spoke Rev. Dr. J. B. Mack,
pastor of College Park Presbyteri
an church, Atlanta, to the Second
Presbyterian Baraca class room
which was crowded with members
of the class and others who had
come to hear him speak on "The
Order of Events."
Mr . Mack went on to say that
it would have been presumption
in any one else to have Baid what
Dr. Breckinridge had said. The
great teacher's works were true.
It is the experience of all students
of prophecy to-day that the spirit
of God is unfolding it as never
before. This conforms with what
God said to Daniel : 'Seal up
the propheoy until until the
time of the end."
We think we are the people, in
this age in which we live, Dr.
Mack went on, bat God deals with
the world in ages, and differently
in different ages. Past ages have
been, and future age?, will be just
as our age. We ought to widen
our vision to see this.
"If I say anything which is new
to you, said the speaker, "differ
ent from what you have thought,
it may be evidence that what I
aan,i.trxie. and that ran h&ve
beep wrong. It is worth open
minded study and investigation.
I djon't object if you do not agree
,4No man can understand the
Scriptures who doesn't understand
the doctrine of the ages or dispen
sations. Peter speaks of the age
up to the Flood, of the age that
now is, and of the millenial age to
"Each age has different charac
teristics. Before the flood the
span of human life was about
1000 years. Now it is only three
score and ten. Then man did
not eat flesh. Now he does. Then
there was not a written Bible.
There was a Bible. Its pages were
the blue skies and the Gospel was
(and is yet) written in the heav
ens in letters of glittering stars.
Many of the errors of the church
today are nightly contracted in
letters of living light One, for
instance, is God's wrath upon the
evil one and his destiny. I might
mention many others." .
The speaker went on to refer to
the Patriaohal age, from the flcod
to Moses; the Mosaic from the
Exodus to the Resurrection of
Jesus or Pentecost; the Christian,
in which we now live, till the
second coming of Christ, and tha
Millenium, which follows.
The Mosaic age was opposed to
foreign missions. The Jews were
only Gods chosen people.. It any
Edomite moved to Judea, his
family could not be naturalized
until the third generation ; if an
Elamite or Moabite, not till the
tenth generation. The only way
to get into Jewish family was by
marriage, as illustrated in the
story of Ruth and Boaz. Jesus
came only to 'the lost sheep of
the House ot Israel.' He sent
His disciples only to these. He
said to 'the Syrophenician woman :
It is not meet to take the chil
dren s bread and cast it to the
dogs.' This seemingly harsh
statement of Jesus is explained by
the fact that he was obeying and
in harmony with God's purpose
for the age in which he was then
"But the lost sheep of Israel re
jected Him. God then turned to
the Gentile and began to deal with
them and the world in a new dis
pensation. Foreign missions is
the characteristic of this dispen
sation the age of the Chnroh.
The appalliug. disobedience and
ignorance of the church of the
distinct characteristic of their
age is seen in the fact that only
in the first two or three centuries,
and in the last century, have
there been any foreign missionary
effort worthy of the name. Jas. at
the council of Jerusalem summar
ized the great purpose of this dis
pensation (Acts 15:18-18) when he
said it was to take out of the
world a people for His (Christ's)
name? It is not, therefore, the
conversion of the whole world.
That is nowhere promised in the
Bible to take place in this age.
"I think that foreign missions
will cease at the end of this age,
for Christ, after giving the Great
Commission, said: 'Lo, I am
with you to the end of the age'
"At the beginning of thiB dis
pensation. "1. Christ ascended.
"2 . The Spirit of Goddescend
ed. "3. The Jews rejected the
Gospel, as a race.
"4. The Gentiles, who had
been in darknesB, began to re
ceive the Gospel.
"As we are approaching the end
of thiB age.
"1. The Spirit of God is re
vealing future things ('He will
show you things to come.')
"2. Christians are being
aroused and their spiritual life
"3. The Jes are going back to
Palestine, the Zionist movement
being one of the most significant
events cf the present time.
1 4. Nearly all nations "have
had the Gospel preached to them.
"If we could only realize the
importance of mission work at
this juncture. Christ shed His
blood for me. I accept eternal
life from Him as the result of His
inconceivable sacrifice, and then
give Him, by way of gratitude;
the crumbs that fall from my
table. One of our Southern
Presbyterian preachers sold all
that he had and gave it to mis
sions. We said he must be crazy
and retired him from the minis
try. Thus did our own church
persecute a man who had a real
vision of the meaning of mis
Briefly outlining the future, Dr.
Mack said, concerning the usher
ing in of the next age, the millen
1. There will-be war in heav
en Michael and his angels fight
ing against Satan and his angels
Satan, as the result will be cast
down to the earth,
2. Jesus Christ will come from
the first heaven to the third heav
en. 3. The trumpet of the arch
angel will sound. The faithful
Christians will be "caught up to
meet the Lord in the air." The
faithful living ones will be
changed, and the faithful dead
raised. Then at the judgment
seat of Christ they will be judged
as to the rewards they are to re
ceive for service.
4. With the church gone from
the earth, evil will have free play.
The personal anti-Christ will come
upon the stage. He will have a
kingdom. Three others shall be
added to him. Finally he will
dominate the world. Nobody may
buy or sell without having his
njark. The concentration of com
merce into the. hands of a very
few now is the anti-Christian
spirit a forewarning of what is
5. The antichrist will make a
7-year covenant or treaty with the
Jews, then established nationally
in their own country, Palestine,
again. In the middle of the term
he will go back on his word, and,
in the unparalelled persecutions
which he will visit on this race
they will 'look on Him whom
they pierced.' This is the Great
Tribulation spoken of by Christ
and by New Testament writers.
6. Then will occur the secend
stage of the first resurrection.
Those who turned to Christ dur
ing the tribulation, and died in
i martyrdom 'will be raisad. The
Jews had the first fruits, the har
vest and the gleanings. The book
of Ruth Wfiaves this into its beau
tiful history. The Old Testament
saints were raised with Christ at
the time of His resurrection the
first fruits. The harvest- comes
at the resurrection of the raptured
saints (as told in 1 Thess. 4:13-18).
The gleanings oome in the resur
rection at the end of the Great
lribulation. This completes "the
first resurrection." The second
resurrection precedes the judg
ment of the great white throne.
7. Then will be the judgment
of the nations, the rebuilding of
the Temple, in "the millenium.
The old temple of Solomon was
the most magnificient building
the earth ever saw . The second
will far surpass it. It will be over
a mile square. Here all the world
will worship Israel willingly and
the nations of the world willingly
or unwillingly, for this is the
time of which it is prophesied,
"He shall rnle the nations with a
rod of iron" Peace will prevail
on the earth.
8. After this Satan will be lib
erated from the bottomless pit,
where he was chained at the begin
ning of the millenium and will
gather a great army to fight
against Jerusalem. He will be
taken and cast into the lake of fire
where the antichrist and his coad
jutor, the false prophet, were cast
at the beginning of the millen
ium. 9. Then will occur the second
resurrection, and the judgment of
the Great White Throne. The
"wicked dead" now rise and those
who were only saved "So as by
fire." The last are cast into the
lake of fire.
10. Then there come the new
heavens and the new earth.
. Esquire W. L. Ray performed a
marriage ceremony in his office in
the W achoyia3aujk .building yes
terday afternoon, by which Miss
Julia Wilson, of Rowan county,
bacame the bride of Andrew G.
Young, of Davidson county. The
age of the bride was given in the
license as 22 years, while the!
groom confessed that 68 summers
had passed over his head. After
the ceremony the couple took a
street car for Salisbury where
they will reside.
The Correll Overall Company,
which a few days ago decided to
move its plant from China Grove
to Spencer, has secured quarters
in the second story of the B. F.
Lively building, over the Spencer
Steam Laundry, on Salisbury ave
nue, and the place is being fitted
up for the manufacture of over
alls. The machinery is being
placed this week and the plant
will be ready for operations in a
few days, giving Spencer one of
her first enterprises in! the manu
facturing line and furnishing em
ployment to a score or more per
sons. A license to operate a soft drink
establishment in an old building
formerly erected for a laundry
near the Spencer depot has been
granted John M . Freeman who
lives near the place. It is also
stated he will carry a stock of to
bacco, cigars and groceries. This
is the first soft drink license to be
issued in Spencer. The building
and grounds belonging t) the
Southern Railway Companv.
Night on Bald Mountain.
On a lonely night Alex. Benton
of Fort Edward, N. Y,, climbed
raia mountain to tne nome ot a
neighbor, tortured by Asthma,
bent tn curing him with Dr
King s New Discovery, that had
cured himself of asthma. This
wonderful medicine soon relieved
and quickly cured his neighbor.
juater it cured ms son's wife of a
severe lung trouble. Millions be
lieve its the greatest Throat and
Colds, Croup, Hemorrhages and
bore Lungs are surely cured by it
uest xor Jtiay uever, vrip and
Whooping Cough. 50c and $1.00
Trial bottle free. Guaranteed by
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNTY.
65 Pigs in Four Litters. Cannon-Brown
Concord Times, September 2nd.
Lester Deal, son of S.J. Deal,
of Rowan county, will leave next
Tuesday for Newton to attend Ca
! A charter was issued this week
to the Cabarrus Drug Co., of Con
cord, with a capital of $3j(XX).
The incorporators are W. T. Wall
and M. F. Ritchie. "
The first bale of new cotton sold
on thia-market this year was sold
last Monday by Louis B. Linker,
of No. 10 township. It was
classed as strict middling, and
brought 12 cents.
Mrs. Margarett Smith, an aged
lady of Rocky River neighborhood,
died yesterday afternoon. She
was 90 years old, and her death
was the result of old age rather
than any disease.
There will be a singing contest
at St. Enoch's Lutheran church
Enoohville to-morrow, lasting all
day. The contest will be between
the choirs of St. Enoch's, Con
cordia and Trinity churches.
Prof: McLain, of Hidden ite, has
been teaching singing classes at
each of the churohes.
A marriage which will be of ,
much interest not only to scores -
of friends here and throughout the
State, but in other States as well,
will be that of Martin L.
Cannon and Miss Ohla Brown.
which will be solemnized this eve
ning at 8:80 o'clock at All SaintB
S. J. Deal, of Atwell township,
who is in Concord to-day, tells us
that he has a brood sow of the O.
I. C. Stock which iB only 2 years '
old, and which has found 65 pigs
in four, litters. She has found,
not less than 15 in a. litter. Mr
Deal says the Jiog veighs 40C
pounds, and that, valuable as she '.
is, he wiJIbe obliged, to kill her ..
on account of her Vioibus " tenden : j
cies . She is so large and 'strong t J
that shei can . take htsrnosq anc i
overturn a fence, and no pen will .
hold her. '
The school census, recently J
taken by J. C . Fink, shows that ;
there are 2,168 white persons of i
school age in Concord.
Twenty Thousand Vets In State.
"How many Confederate veter-.
aus are there in North Carolina?'
asked an Observer man of Gener-.
ai London at the state re-union.
"lam often asked that ques-r
tion," was the reply,. "I estimate s
the number at 20,000. A -great?,
many people doubt that there are0
so many, But there are about t
9,000 men on the pension rolls, I
believe, and I feel sure that nott
one-half of the veterans receive
"No accurate figures," he con-,,
tinned, in reply to a further in-j,
terrogation, "are available as to a
the number of ex-Confederatea
now extant throughout the coua-),
try, but since North Carolina.;
furnished one-fifth of - the total
number of soldiers who fought for,
the Confederacy and is believed,'
to have now 20,000, it would 8661
as though 100,000 would be in the,
neighborhood of a correct esti
of Ointments for Catarrh
as mercury will surely destroy the,
sense of smell and completely da-;
range the whole system when en
tering it through the muoous sur
faces. Such articles should nev-j
er he used except on prescriptions
from reputable physicians, as the,
damage they will do is tenfold toG
the good you can possibly derive,,
from them. Hall's Catarrh Curefc
manufactured by F. J, Cheney &$
Co. Toledo, O., contains no mer
cury, and is taken internally, ae.H
ing directly upon the blood and
mucous surfaces tof the system,
In buying Hall's Catarrh Cure be,
sure you get the genuine. It is
taken internally and made in To
ledo, Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Cpi
Sold by" Druggists. Price, 75a
Take Hall's Family Pills fo$