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A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the People and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs.
Vol. v. no. 61
Salisbury, N. O., Tuesday, December 7th, 1909.
Wm, h. Stewart, Editor
A CRISIS IN HISTORY OF EN6LAN0.
STATESYIU.E AND IREDELL COUNTY.
YOUNG WOMAN SUICIDES.
LEXIN6TDM AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
TRAYELIN9 MAN'S RASH DEED.
CONSPIRACY IN RESTRAINT OF TRADE.
HORSES PERISH IN FLAMES
Shifted the Taxes From the Poor to the
Wealth; and the Whiskey Interests.
London, Nov. 30. The house
of krds to-night rejected the bud
gni by a vote of 850 to 75. The
vote was taken amid intense sil
ence, for it waB realized that the
action of th lords was one oi the
most momentous in English hit
try. Th- budget, as prepared by
Chancellor Lloyd George, had the
approval of tho house of com
mon!. The budget t ikes the bur
dens of taxation off of the poor
and puts them on the wealthy and
the liquor business.
The action of the house of lords
was expected and marksacrisis
in the history of England. The
effect of the crisis was felt
throughout the United Kingdom
financially, aud confusion was
general in money affairs. Ex
perts had no more inkling as to
what would be the Sua' result
than had the public.
Two steps immediately follow
such a move as the rejection by
the lords the resignation of the
cabinet aud the dissolution of
The political leaders of all par
ties were busy today preparing for
these developments. f
There was little hope tbatlLord
Morley's masterful plea for the
government before the -lords,
would check the expected course.
The general opinion was that all
minds were already made up on
this momentous question, and
that no filial appeal could affect
Lord Morley gave warning that
the step by the lords would bring
about one of the bitterest political
struggles that has ever men the
It was nearly 250 years ago
that the house of lords took so
hiirh h&nd the Ian decided
Boy Killed bi Tree Falling on Him. Popular Greensboro Young Woman Destorys
Woman Enrried Id Hei Wedding, Ciotb-s. Herself by Firing a Ballet In Head.
sta'esviiia Landmark. Nov. 30. Greensboro. Dec. 1. Without
The season for shooting part- any intimation and with no
ridges in Iredell begius tomorrow known motive other than a slight
and continues until March 1st. remoustrauce from amemberof her
which is at least a month too long, family about extravagaut indal-
It is well to remember that no gencos, Miss Ethel Norman, the
biids can be sold or shipped out 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and
of the e untry, except that land- Mrs. J. W. Norman, of Peruana,
owners can sell the birds they shot hersel with a revolver this
kill on their own land ; and that evening, the bulltt passing
hunting on the land of another through her heart and death
except by written consent is a resulting instantly.
misdemeanor. . Miss Norman had been up
Deputy Collector Davis and street shopping all the afternoon,
Deput Sheriff Ward found and getting ready to attend the mam
destroyed a big blockading plant age of a relative next week, and
in New Hope township Saturday, returning home at 6 o'clock, went
The outfit consisted of a 125- directly to her room. Failing to
gallon copper still, cap and come to supper, her mother call-
worm; 1,500 gallons of beer, 12 ed her, receiving a roply that ehe
bushels of meal, 11 fermenters would be down in a few minutes.
and 15 gallous of whiskey. The Shortly afterwards the auxious
operators were not in evidence, mother went to ner room, du re
The fine of Saturday makes nine ceiving no alarming news she
Davis has started back downstairs, the report
during the of the revolver coming before she
had reached the bottom step.
distilleries that Mr,
put out of business
mouth of November.
Miss Norman was one of the
most popular young women of
the younger social set aud was
noted for her beauty and traits
Tosso Hayes, aged 17 years, son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Hayes, of
Eagle Mills township, died Satur-
ri rr nrnrninff frrm illinriflH P. ft fill A (1
, . - i-- v nf noble womanhood. Other
Dy a tree iauing on mm. xuuug
. .wi hi. wr ont. than a remonstance about extrava
Thfiv honnfid gances in purchasing clothes for
LLmm-ilo. and in the wedding which she planned to
u v, nn .nnthor attend next week, there is no pos
it. i- u i. bidi motive iur iiuo nut
of the way it caught young Hayes, destruction .
inflicting injuries from which he
died between 7 and 8 o'clock Sat- Officer Caaght Bed Handed.
urday morning. Hickory, Dec. 3. The most
Fire in the wholesale millinery sensational revenue raid that ever
department of the R. M. Kaox occurred in this section was made
Co.. on the third floor of the yesterday when Special Employe
building and directly over the C. F. Blalock and Posseman H
men's clothing and furnishing W. Jones captured Carl Swink,
department, caused considerable deputy sheriff of Burke county,
Almoin t.r tho atonic nf the com- Havwood Swink. his ion, and
uaiuugw " I ' .
oanv vesteraay morning between Timothy Lail, a magistrate, oper
8 aud 9 o'clock. The damage bylating an illicit distillery.
s i a. L m m a ins - Ptf i aitAa f ha
. n nrobaoly be less than Several day apMhe offioere
seventeen century 8" L u. u .UQ;-o nrA that -till w. in
$Z,UUU, DUt ma UBuiBga uj w w i . " - -----
will amount to several thousand operation in the boutH Mountain
I -m . T"fc 1 a T
dollars- The stock is insured, district oi uurxe county, xjb&y
Tha insnmnRfl ine Hickorv vesterdav at 8 "SO
UVMV T I ' w
of commons to control the finan
ces of England been questioned.
Rejection of the budget means
the renewal of the war to curtail
the power of the lords, if not to
abolish the house as a part of the
people are expected to adjust the they drove 20 miles and cn their
Negro Burned it The Stake.
Cochran, Ga., Dec. 1 John
Harvard, a negro preacher who
shot and fatally injured Will D .
Booth two miles from this place
late this afternoon, was captured
by a mob of enraged citizens five
miles from here tonight at iu
o'clock aud burned at a stake,
more than a carload of light wo- d,
i ; atfttAfl. hflinc heaped aout
. V u .i. v a .
Booth is a well-known business
man of Hawkinsville and was e i
route to Cochran in au autombile
when the shooting occurred. i
drove up behind Harvard who
was in front of him in a wagon.
Harvard charged that Booth's
machine frightened his mules.
He drew a pistol after a few wordB
aud fired upon Booth, three shots
taking effect. Booth, returned
the fire aud it waB learned after
the negro was captured that he
carried two bullets, but neither
struck vital spots and he easily
made his escape. He was found
in a barn three miles from the
plate where the shooting occurred.
Booth was brought to this place
fmm6diately after the shooting.
Snrrgecns to night gaye out the
statement that there was little
U.xa. fnr ha rpfiOVefV. XX4 has a
fiujo avs w -
wife and several children.
loss this week.
Troutman, R. F. D. No. 1, Nov.
27. Our oldest landmark, Mrs.
E. C. Solomon, passed quietly
asuv Thuradav morning. 25th, at
arrival at the place described in
their information they found the
still running full blast with the
above-named men operating it.
Th9 50-gallou copper still, the
cap and worm, nine fermenters,
about 1,000 gallons of beer aud 4
gallons of low wines were destroy
ed. A shot gun and some corn
QUO W AS It joaioj
four months and 25 days old.
Mr3. Solomon was paralyzed three
nA VtaA Kaon in nnnr
yBSuau - e Uhiskey were confiscated
health since, and for the past five '
weeks her death bad been expect
ed. She had a complication of
diseases, bora her suffering
patiently, gave up her ea
thin era and said she vas ready to
die. Deceased was a most remark
able character. Up to two years
ago, when her eyes failed, she had
reau iuo 1 : i xr ;.. f;i in
Her dress was about 60 years old
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and she was buried in sh jes tnat
were bought in 1854 aud m part
of her wedding clothes.
Kirk Nichols, a colored resident
of Turnersburg township, waived
examination in Justice King's
nrmrt vesterdav aud gave $500
The men were taken into cus
todv and brought to Hickory,
where thev wre given a hearing
, today before United States Com
rimy i m
miSBloner u. a wmsiiwr.
Mr. Whitener bound them over
to the snnng term ot Federal
court. In default of 500justifi d
bond, each, thyy were committed
Baxter Shemwell Trying U Escape Jail.
Powe at a Corn Shucking.
Lexington Dispatch, Dec, 1st.
The supreme court last week de
cided that the town of Thomas
ville must pay Mrs. Tic $803
damage iu her suit against the
O. L. Stoner, inspector of cross-
ties for the Southbound railroad.
accepted between five
thousand ties during November.
The ties are bringing 40 cents
each, from which it is teen that
the Southbound is spending mon
ey around in the county.
The Crowell Furniture Com
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pany s niant ana property n
been transferred to J. T. Hedrick
and Dermott Shemwell, they have
purchased the whole lot tot-75
per cent, of the appraised value
thereof, which amounted to $7r
Oder Workman, of Silver Hill,
says that about a dozen men are
at work in the Silver Hill mine,
taking out the water and making
repair?, and also taking out some
very fine ore. The new owuers cf
the mine are preparing to do business.
Sheriff Delap and Deputy Sher
iff Jones, tae latter of Rowan
county, hunted around Linwood
Sunday for the negro Poe, who
stabbed his wife in Spencer; but
they found no trace of him. It
is said that the negro came over
into Qavidson and actually at
tended a corn shucking near Lin
wood, while the officers were
scouring the country for him.
The brick work on the first story
of the Jewel cotton mill, Thomas
ville, is almost done and the buil
ding is taking shape very fast.
The entire plant will bo enolosed
by the first of the year . Work ou
the Amazon cotton mill is now
under foil sway and it is rapidly
cotton mill! has
number of new citizens to Thorn-
The annual birthday and
Thanksgiving barbecue at the
home of B. B. Young in Boone
township was held Thursday.
Each year this is quite an event
and many people attended. This
year about 75 friends and rel
atives were present. It was the
79th birthday of Mr. Young and
folkB from Davidson, Rowan, Ire
dell and Davie helped to make the
day pleasant. Barbecued pig and
other good things were eaten. Mr.
YouDg haB three brothers, one of
whom, Rev. J. A. Young, was
present. He is 79. Mr. Young
has a large family, there beiug 18
Sunday night between ten and
eleven o'clock fire of unknown or
igin destroyed the homejot Eli E.
First Takes Poison and Then Throws
self From a Window.
Ahiaville, Dec. 8. After taking
large amount of merecurial
poiion, Robert K. Abbott, a young
traveling man of Ch;cago, forced
himself through the window of
his room on the third story of the
Berkely hotel about 6 :80 o'clock
to-night, and almosta ccomplished
n . -ijj-l plo of self-destruction.
fin iauing, ne nit upon tne pro
jection of a wall and then con
tinued to the ground. When
found in au unconscious state a
-feoment afterwards, his foot was
badly crushed and he had sustain-
ed severe internal injuries.
Coroner E. R. Morris was im
mediately summoned and set
about at once with stomach pumps
to remove the poison. He is in a
critical condition to-night and
Hardly expected to live until
Pt He was a traveling salesman for
theH.E. Buoklen Company, a
medical firm of Chicago. He
came to Ashtville Thursday and
registered at the hotel. He show-
t signs, it was thought, of being
fomewhat mentally deranged, and
this was probably the cause of the
attempt to take his life . It seems
that after taking the poison, suf
fering with severe pains, he wish
ed to hasten the end, .and t ac
complish this he broke through
the window sash and dashed
A message received from rela
tives in Chicago early in the after
noon was to the effect that if he
was sick, some one would come
for him. Upon entering his room
officers found a large number of
broken bottles, and general dis
order. Abbott is unmarried.
Special to The Observer.
12,000 Men Idle as the Result of Strike of
St. Paul, Mirn , Dec. 1.
Every line of industry in the twin
cities, Duluth and Superior, and
all cities of the Northwest depen
dent on the movement of supplies,
(are seriously affected by the strike
of the railroad switchmen which
began at 6 o'clock last evening.
It is estimated that upwards of
twelve thousand men are idle to
night on account of the strike
order, thousands of freight hand
lers and teamsters are losing time
by reason of the freight blockade
in the terminal towns, while a
continuance of the strike for sev
eral days will throw additional
thousands out of work.
The railroads are filled with
stalled freight trains and an at
tempt to move a few by the aid
of th9 office men, drafted as
switchmen, is making no impres
The railroad managers committee
announced today that they were
bringing to St. Paul new switch
men to taae the place or the
To this President Hawley of the
Switchman's Union of North
"All right, let them come, we
will not object."
Business men generally are be
ginning to feel the result of the
strike. The first to be affected
were the wholesale grocers and
commission houses. Wholesale
grocers report that nothing is
moving. Commission houses are
doing nothing. ; Some of the lar
ger commission houses today re
duced their working forces.
In Minneapolis the flour mills
closed tonight and it is estimated
that 3,500 men employed in them
in south St. raul, where, are
located the stock yards, only 300
head of cattle were received today,
Hedrick's Lirery Sfables at Lexington With
Twenty Six Head of Stock Consume!
Lexington, Dec, 5. One of
Lexingt on's fires occurred just be
fore 12 o'clock tonight when J. F.
Hedrick's livery Btables burned
Twenty-six horses and mules, all
feed and vehicles were consumed.
The loss runs into several thous
and dollars with but little insur
ance, perhaps not over fifteen
For a while it looked as if a
great deal of other property would
go as the stables were in the heart
of town ' and only the absence of
wind saved other property. This
is the second time fire has de
stroyed stables at this site.
The loss is very severe on Mr. .
Hedrick who is a very energetic,
popular citizen, and he haB the
symprthy of the town. Special
to Charlotte Observer.
6ea WishlDgtoB's Tent Sold For $5,800.
Miss Custis Lee the daughter- of
- JL Washington tent, m VTOhhel averi-., .
Father of His Country lived dur
ing the campaigns of the Revolu
tionary War, to the Valley Forge
Museum, of Pennsylvania, fcr
$5,000. The proceeds have been
donated by Miss Lee to the Home
in this citv. The first install
ment of $500, it is understood,
has already been paid to the board
of managers of the home, who
will use it for endowing a room to
be kuown as the "Washington
and Lee Memorial."
The tent has been an heirloom
in the family of the Viriua Lees
aince the Revolutionary War.
Richmond, Va., dispatch.
Rich Men's Gifts Are Poor
besides thU: "1 want to go on
cord as saying that I regard E'ec-
tric Bitters as one of the great
est gifts that God has made to w
man, writes Mrs. O Rhinevault,
of Vstal Center, N. Y., "lean
never forget what it has done for
me" This glorious medicine
gives a woman buoyant spirits,
vigor of body and jubilant health.
It quickly cures Nervousness,
Sleeplessness, Melaucholy, Head
ache, Backache, Faiutingand Diz
y Spells; soon builds up the
weak, ailing and sickly. Try
them. 60c at all druggists.
bond for his appearance at Superi
.ftnnrt to antiwar charges of re
tailing. Sheriff Deaton has had
information for some time that
Nichols was operating a blind
tiger but was unable to secure a
case against him until last week
Ear'y Saturday night the sheriff,
accompanied by Deputy Gibert,
went to the home of the negro
and after placing him under arrest
searched the premises and found
many empty bottles, jugs, kngs,
Htc which are evidence that some
thing had "ben doing'' in the
liquor line. The t fificers remain
ed at th home of the prisoner
fur hours and during that time
. 1 i i
six persons came mere so ouy
booze. Some these will be
nned as witnesses against the
all ged blind tiger when his case
comes to trial.
StatBville next spring.
In the month of November,
190o. Mr. tflaloctc destroyed a
still near the home of Carl Swink.
Swink was tried for this but judg
ment was suspended for two terms
jf court on condition that he let
blockading alone. A warrant was
Dermott Shemwell, of Lexington,
the defendant s son. In all pro
bability the application will be
resisted. The case resulted from
trouble Shemwell had with
Lopp on Salisbury street near the Southern railway conductor, who
Wennonah cotton mills. The alleged that he was forced at the
For Hint Finger $1,200.
A verdict of $1,000 to little
Mary Elliott, aged 8 years, and
$200 to her father, on the basis of
wage-earning capacity was return
ed by the jury yesterday moru
eng which on the previous day
heard the $5,000 suit against the
street car company. It deliberat
ed until a late hour at night in an
effort to agree. The little girl
took hold of a live wire a few
years ago and was shocked, a
finger being injured. Charlotte
issued for his 3011 at the same
time but up to yesterday the offi
cers had never been able to lay
hands on him.
blaze was first discovered by one
of the boarders in the Lopp home,
who found the well hoose and
smokehouse in flames. This
small building was closo to th9
kitchen aud within an incredibly
short time the fire had attacked
the dwelling and swept through it
with mirth snood that the inmates
e iron range country the
small towns will soon be facing
a famine unless trains ot food
stuff can be brought in there. At
Superior 300 men were laid off in
the Great Northern Railway ma
chine shops. The mines will be
affected by the stopping of freight
traffic. On .the ore docks at
Duluth and Superior within 48
hours. 10.000 men will be out of
employment, and the general loss
on account of no employment for
labor and inability to deliver
merchandise will run iuto thou
sands of dollars.
St. Paul and Minneapolis are
the distributing points for the
entire northwestern States, in all
of the cities of which the effect of
the stopping of the carrying of
freight will be felt.
The most serious effect will be
in Montana, particularly at Butte,
Anaconda and Great Falls, where
the copper mines and smelters are
located. In Montana and eastern
Idaho freight traffic ib tied up
The entire town of Butte is de-
operation of the
point of two pistols in the hands
of Shemwell to stop southbound
train No. 37 at Lexington, which
was not a regular stopping place
for the train," In Lexington it pendent on the
i a stated that Shemwell is in a I mines and smelters. When
hospital at Hot Springs for treat- stop everything stops.
merit for Jrheumatism. Adver- All foodstuffs are imported
fciflAmanfc will be made for two Many of the big mining corn-
America and those strikes who are
members of the Brotherhood of
Railway Trainmen, returning to
work, managers of the Great
Northern and the Northern Pacific
Railroads t-onight asserted that
the strike was about over.
The strike leaders, however, de
spite the desertion of the train
men and the gradual resumtion of
tr3ic to-night asserted that the
strike had only begun. Freight
effigtion. is not appreciably re
lieved. After a conference this after-
noon with President Hawley of
the switchmen's union and E. W.
Decker of the clearing house,
Governor Eberhart announces
that a well defined movement had
bean started to effect a settlement
of the strike .
President L. W. Hill of the
Great Northern said there could
be no truth in any talk of settle
ment even with individual rail
roads, as the general managers
had decided that they would all
stand together. Mr. Hill said
that the railroads could get
enough men in the East to take
the strikers' places, but they did
not want to bring them all in
now, preferring to give the old
man a chance to return as individ
Seattle, Wash. Dec. 3. The Se
attle switchmen who are members
of the Brotherhood of Railway
Trainmen, have been ordered to
return to work on advice of Vice
President Robert Mclntyre of the
brotherhood who came here from
Springfield, Mass., Doc. 2.
Four hundred more families of
strikers from the Ludlow Manu
facturers Association were today
evicted from the company's houses
joining the destitute and home
less huddled about the household
goods at the Ludlow store. Their
suffering is intense and one man
is insane from exposure. The
sick were thrown out with tho
well. The governor is investigat
ing. Both Bides today refused to
submit to arbitration.
a.i . , a
barely had time to get out of dan- weeks in Guilford county, stating paniea run stores. A miner s
and two of the children had that the change in sentence will credit is good there only as long
The family be asked, after which the governor as he workB.
Health depends, as nature shows,
More on the interior than most
Keep your system from impurities
By using Hollister's Rocky
Mountain Tea. Cornehson
very narrow escapes
lost its personal effects and cloth- WiH be appealed to as stated
ing and practically nothing of the above.
conteute of a well -provided home
was saved. Alone In Saw Mill at Midnight
A Greensboro dispatch of Sun- unmindful of dampness, drafts,
day says: 'Application is to be storms or cold, W. J Atkins
mnrfa t.n Governor Kitchin for a worked as Night Watchman, at
commutation of the sentence of Banner Springs, Teun. Such ex
Baxter Shemwell, formerly of posure gave him a severe cold that
Lexington, who was convicted at settled on his lungs. At last he
the .February term of Guilford had to give up work. He tried
superior court of an assault with many remedies but all failed till
a deadly weapon and sentenced to the used Dr. King's New Diaov-
iail for fiva months. Shemwell ery. 'After iwiog one bottle" he
There is more Catarrh in this
section of the country than all
other diseases put together, and
until the last few years was sup
posed to be incurable. For a great
in Anaconda em- many years doctors pronounced it
ploy about 2,500 men. There are a local disease and prescribed lo-
also large smeltera at Great Falls, cal remedies, and by constantly
employing 5,000 men, who are failing to cure with local treat-
idle, ment, pronounced it incurable.
That ali hopes of a settlement Science has proven catarrh to be
of the strike at present are at an a constitutional disease and there-
end was indicated by the depar- fore requires constitutional treat-
ture for Washington tonight of ment. Hall's Catarrh Cure.
Martin A. Knapp of the Inter- manufactured by F. J. Cheney &
state Commerce Commissioner Co , Toledo, Ohio, is the only con-
nurriad the case uo to the i upreme
tO lOOK , j UrsAr, o ohnrfr fimo
1 couru auu Dunn uuuj du"
Looking One's Best.
It's a woman's dnlight
, F . . . r . r.- Ko-affirmAri T.n nndin? of tne
ions, sores and doiis tod me ot "
joy. Listen! Bucklen's Arnica Mower court. The governor will
Salve cures them ; makes the skin be requested to oommute the sen
soft and velvety. It glorifies the i tence from a term in prison to a
fwe aCureB Rmples, Sore Eyes, teaaonable fiae. The notice of
Cold Sores, Cracked Lips, Chap-J ,
ped Hands. Try it. Infallible for ! application for a commuta
Piles. 25c at all druggists. tion of the sentence is signed by
writes. 1 went bacx to worx as
well as ever." Severe Colds,
stubborn Coughs, inflamed throats
and core lungs, Hemorrhages,
Croup and Whooping Cough get
quick relief and prompt cure from
Charles Neill, who endeavored to
settle the dispute by arbitra
Mr. Knapp said he could do
nothing but offer his services and
at this time they were not want
St. Paul, Minn., Dec.3-With 1,-
500 men imported to take the
this glorious medicine. 50c and the place of the striking switch
$1.00. Trial bottle free, guaran- men who are members of the
teed bv all druggists. Switchmen's Union of North
stitutional cure on the market.
It is taken internally in doses
from 10 drops to a teaspoonful.
It acts directly on the blood and
mucous surfaces of the system.
They offer one hundred dollars
for any case it fails to cure. Send
for circulars and testimonials.
Address: F.J. CHENEY & CO.,
Sold by Druggists, 75c.
Take Hall's Family Pills for