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A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the reopie and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs.
Vol. VI. No. 23.
Salisbury, N, O. Wednesday, May 25th, 1910.
Wm. h. Stewart, Editor.
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OUR NEIGHBOR TOWNS AND COUNTIES.
Mailers of Interest Clipped and Prepared
. From Exchanges for Our Readers.
Albemarle and Stanly County.
Stanly Enterprise, May Htta.
The closing of Norwood High
School will be celebrated to-night
and to-morrow night with inter
John I. Kirk, 6 miles east of
Albemarle, suffered a bad accident
a few days ago while working at a
saw mill, narrowly averting death
by being thrown against the saw .
His foot was badly cat and bruis
ed, and Mr. Kirk has been laid up
for several days.
Our people are having their
first experience with electric lights
and paying light bills, so far as
the town of Albemarle is con
cerned, and it is natural that all
sorts of - misunderstan dings
are broadcast. The town has
spent some $7,000 or more of the
recent bond issue to put in the
plant. The expeniiture of this
money and the work incident
thereto were directed by th6 regu
lar board of aldermen and the ad
visory committee which was ap
pointed to act in conjunction with
the board. Eleven arc lights and
52 tungsten lamps are distributed
over the town, and an electrician
who understands line work and
caring for a lighting plant is now
in charge. Several of our citizens
have placed in fixtures and began
using lights from the start. At
present there is a monthly charge
of 10 cents for eaoh lamp or drop,
and these determine the mini
mum charge per month. For in
stance, 10 lamps are installed ; at
10 cents each, the minimum
charge per month will be $1.00.
The consumer pays at the rate of
15,cent8 per 1,000 watts until
$1 00 worth of elestricity is meas
ured off, when the rate becomes
just half, of 7o per 1,000 watts',
or for each hour.
Rev. George H . Crowell joined
his wife here Tuesday, and they
will spend several days with rela
tives before visiting at High Point
and other places in the State. Dr.
Crowell is a brother of cur towns
man R. A. Crowell, . He was the
sucesBful head of the High Point
Graded school for a number of
years, leaving a year ago for Okla
homa City, to become dean of the
Methodist College there. He was
recently elected president of tbe
Oklahoma City College for Wo
men, at a salary approaching
$4,000. It is with peculiar pleas
ure we refer to the success achiev
ed by young men who go out from
ths county. Rev. Crowell stop
ped in Salisbury, one day last
week. He is well known here.
LEXINGTON AND DAVIDSON COUNTY.
Lexington Dispatch. May lfsth.
Charlie Patterson, colored, of
Spencer, has brought suit against
the Southern railway in this coun
ty for $2,000 damages for personal
The new Dacotah cotton mill is
now operating 160 of its 240 looms
and the remainder of the machin
ery is being placed in readiness
for work. Beautiful plaids are
made by the thousands of yards.
The mill is a model in all respects
f.loftn airv. well-built and
W I J
equipped with the latest machin
ery which is operated by Southern
Power Company electricity.
There were 152 Confederate vet
erans at the reunion last W9ek, at
least that many ate dinner ; there
might have beeen others. Mr.
Shaw, of the Star moving picturet
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sh jw, very courteously and Kindly
invited the old gentlemen to see
the pictures, which they appre
ciated highly. At the meeting of
the veterans in the court house
but three deaths were reported
during the year, and th's is plain
ly not correct.
Salisbury did her simple duty
in votiDg a special tax for
nhr.nl last week. Had she done
otherwise sho would have been
moat untrue to herself and the
hundreds of children whose lives
would have been adversely affect
ed by defeat of the tax . In these
days' no intelligent community
can afford to hang back when the
cause of education calls for help.
We might add that no intelligent
J. H. Eller, who was arrested
some weeks ago in Spencer for
taking off a horse and buggy be
longing to J. F, Hedrick, and who
was placed in Rowan jail,' was
brought here Monday afternoon
by Deputy Sheriff F. S, Sink, and
placed in jail. The charge against
him haB been changed to cruelty
to animals. He secured the team
to go a few miles out in the coun
try, and kept on till he got to
Spencer. But for him the jail
would be empty, as it has been for
That the subsoil of this section,
the reddest of red dirt, will pro
duce without fertilizer or other
addition to it, has been demon
started here in town where a yard
was leveled up with the dirt that
was left over when the sewer
ditches were filled. A workman
by misunderstandu g sowed blue
grass seed in the plain dirt as
taken from a depth of from five
to 15 feet under the surface, and
to the surprise of his employer, a
rank growth followed and to-day
there is as pretty a stand of blue
grass as can be found. Indeed, it
is a much better stand than on
another section of the same prop
erty where the grass was put in on
a fertilized soil.
Engine No. 100 with a string of
ten flat cars is the first South
bound train. It arrived Thursday
via Greensboro from Roanoke and
went to work on the tracks laid
south of the Southern crosiing,
where there are, counting side
tracks, now two miles of road.
This week everything will be in
readiness for laying track toward
Fairmont and a force of 100 'men
will put down a good deal of rail
erch day. Supt.A. W. Johnson
has been here in charge of the op
erations. Work on the under
ground crossing of the Southern
and Southbound is going on.
This is a vary eostly piece of con
struction, and the masonry alone
will cost $60,000.
For 10 days the moBt absorbing
topic has been the post.office ques
tion and the citizens have been
busy speculating as to the name of
the aspirant who will win the ap
pointment . So far as known the 3
men who stand nearest the plum
are Victor Humphreys, Postmas
ter J. G. Waiser and T. E. Mc
Crary, although the only applica
tions that have been filed are
those of Messrs. Humphreys and
Waiser. Mr. Humphreys n a
democrat but he has the backing
of the secretary of the navy. Mr.
Meyer, who likes our townsman
so well that he iB willing to lay
aside political differences and
make Mr. Humphreys postmaster.
At first few had any idea the de
mocrat would come within a mile
of the appointment, regarded hiB
candidacy as a joke and laughed
about it. All such have had rea
son to change their opinion. Mr.
Humphrey's "pull" is stout. He
and Mr. Meyer hunted quail to
gether for several seasons ppet,
and Mr. Meyer iB bringing his
great influence to bear on the
powers that be. So good are the
chances of the democrat that there
are crave misgivings among the
republicans and whether Mr
HumDhrevs lands or not. he has
certainly made the G. O. P. in
this neck of the woods sit up and
take close notice. He haB a
powerful local backing, having
received endorsements from a
great many of the people of the
CONCORD AND CABARRUS COUNT! .
Concord Times, May 19.
A Teachers' Institute continu
ing for two weeks will be held in
this oounty during the month of
August. It will most likely be
gin on the third Monday.
Although Congressman Cowles
was ienominated at Wilkesboro
Tuesday with an outward show of
enthusiasm, it is well known that
there is great disaffection in the
ranks of the faithful. He has
played some mighty poor politics
and the rows he has stirred up in
Rowan and Iredell will affect his
vote not only in these oounties
but all over the district, and in
saying this we make due allowance
for the proverbial abhesiveness cf
the Repuhlican mass of voters
LEXINGTON AND DAVIE COUNTY.
Work on the knitting mill is
going- forward The mill when
completed will be a boon to the
community giving employment to
a number ef hands.
The fact that contract has been
let by the board of Trustees of
Churchland High School for a
dormitory to be erected during
the summer with accomodation
for one hundred students assures
a still greater enrollment and de
velopment of this useful and pop
ular institution. The Church-
land people believe in eduoation
and are not afraid to go down in
their jeana for the sake of it,
Last Thursday night Herbert
Hunse, one of the best behaved
boys in Cooleemee, while return
ing to his home, was struck on
the top of the head by a rock,
hurled through the darkness by a
hidden miscreant. The boy was
dazed and a t first feared to be seri
ously injured . He staggered to
the home of .Henry Pnce on Duke
St. and Dr. Byerly was summoned
The wound was only a flesh cut,
and after attention Hunse was
able to walk home. The affair
created some excitement and some
detective work was at once insti
tuted, and Friday morning four
culprits were brought before Judge
Blount s bar of justice, and given
five dollars each and costs, the
whole aggregation some $8.85
Contractor D. K. Cecil, of Lex
ington, hat secured a contract in
Mocksville to build aWck block
in which there will be a store, the
postoffioe, a bank, on the first
floor, and a Masonic hall on the
eecond. The Drice is about $8,000
and work is to commence as soon
as the building now on the site
can be demolished. B. F. Aus
band has the contract for fitting
the building for electricity' and
Insurgentism seems to be get
ting close home. Saturday when
it became neccessary for the radi
cals of Woodleaf to hold a town
ship primary, a certain" element
of the local rads of the said town
ship who had been visited,. twice
during the week by a trickster
and an insurgent from the county
seat, sat themselves up to pass
resolutions den cuncing the Taft
administration and especially
their Congressman, the Hon.
Charles H. Cowles. But on the
very eve of that noted meeting
that ever viligant loyal and able
C. F. Swicegood caught on to the
treacherous game and appeared
upon the scene with a host of his
loyal friends aud did upon thn
spur of the movement meet and
fully overthrow this whole treach
erous scheme so overwhelming
that the word insurgentism passed
with tha twinkle of an eye into
Don't Hurt the Toad.
"The toad never hurt anybody
organything and there is not the
semblance of a good excuse for
ever hurting it. Children should
be taught to spare the toad."
Below the above oJipping taken
fron Oar Dumb Animals was the
picture of a toad. The name
given to the picture was "The
Gardener's Friend." Here is a
lesson mothers should use in
teaching their boys.
An Ideal Husband
is patient, even with a nagging
wife, f DriUerxnows she needs help.
Sho mav ho so nervous and run
down in heal? that trifles annoy
her. If she 18 meiancnoly, ex
citable, troubled with loss of ap
petite, headacne. sleeplessness,
constipation or fainting acd dizzy
spells, she need8 Electnc B:tt-re
the most wonderful remedy for
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ferers from ferna6 troubles, ner
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WHERE NATURAL ABILITY WON.
Death (if an. Uneducated Man who Achieved
Great Success In the Industrial Life.
We' .publish the following con
cerning the late Capt. M.'L Jones,
of ThomaBvil'e, as an inspiration
to those who aretriving for sue-
oess and higher achievement- in
life. It is a short story but worth
careful consideration and emu
lation. It is the story of a man
who did things though lacking in
education and training. This,
however, is it no plnv for ignor-
ance, tor now mncii more might
he have succeeded, if e had been
educated and trained?
"All who knew him.experienced
a distinct shock Thursday when
word was passed thai Capt. Milt
L, Jones was deadMn Thorn ai
ville. HewasoneLvof the most
prominent men in the county and
stood unique in alf tie state be
cause of his amazingftchievements
in the industrial nd business
world, a man the county could ill
afford to lose, 1,
Double pneumonia of rapid de
velopment caused his death at the
Thomasville hotel-aout 5 o'clock
Thursday morning. , A few days
before he was exposed to a rain
during an automobile . trip to
Greensboro with ia party of
riends, one lung became congest
ed and then both, and although
everything that medical science
could do for him was done, it
availed nothing, and he proved a
swift victim to the dread disease.
Captain Jones was bnrn in Guil
ord county April $Qlh; 1852. He
spent his school dajsrworking in
a mine at 50 cents, day and for
years afterward he.ffknew nothing
more than what tV&'rbugh life of
a day laborer in 'amine offers.
Without ednoatioa or. training of
any Kind whatsoever, from the
depths of poverty ,ne finally rose
and became a pctTjr,in the devel
opment of this county by build
ing a railroad from Thomasville
to Denton, 20 miles, that opened
up to a shut-off country a world
The secret of his success and
triumph over insuperable difficul
ties was his keen native common
sense and quick judgment, the
boundless energy and iron deter
mination of him. He may not
have been a hero to those nearest
hi ii, but he was of the clay of
nhich those men are made who
do things in this busy world of
ours, and the people frcm Thom
asville to Denton ought to erest a
monument for him at Denton, for
he did more for them and that
whole section of the state than
any other man ever has or ever
wilt do for them.
' "Rough, caring not a snap of
his finger for the little things
that many worship, he met rich
men in their swell offices north
without collar or tie, and dealt
with them on the same level. The
keen eyes flashed supreme confi
dence acd fear of no man And
no man could be more generous
and kind when occasion called for
it. He was possessed of a keen
sense of humor and knew human
nature as very few men know it.
He was such a man as one liked,
whatever his faults may have
been. He was no double-dealer.
When he spoke, he meant what he
said and said what he meant, and
when he started anywhere, he got
there. He was a very remarkable
man, and we wish we might do
him full justice.
"Capt. Jones made a mint of
mpney out of the Iola gold mine
in Montgomery county, and this
with hiB railroad and othr hold
ings made him a rich man. What
his estate is woith is not known
He had an elegant home in Den
ton and was planning railroad
shops for the town and an exten
sion of his railroad on to the
south. He was right in the midst
of a fruitful and successful career
when the summons came.
"Captain Jones was twice mar
ried, and his wife, three sons and
one daughter survive him. The
funeral and burial was at Fair
Grove Friday. A large number
of people attended the services.
Pine Tar and Honef
Have been used for generations in
treating coughs. Dr. Bell's Pine
Tar-Honey contains both oombin
ed with other valuable inere
dients. Look for the bell on the
bottle. Be sure you get Dr.
A BLIND SCOUNDREL JAILED.
Prof. J. M, Massey Finally Got Bold
Enough to Attract Official Notice.
About one year ago we printed
some ciiculars for the Rev. Prof.
J. M. Massey, a blind man who
was going about the country giv
ing a kind of relio, humorous, pic
ture and mussical nuisance, call
ed an entertainment. Failing to
pay up promptly and owing to
his infirmity, we agreed to wait a
while on him, .but being put off
indefinitely and finally ignored,
just like all thieves do, we say thief
with full realization of the words
meaning, because he who fails to
pay any hoaest bill, or obtains
something for nothing without
the owners knowledge and consent,
is a thief, so, we began to investi
gate This investigation has led
us from one town to another,
both in this State and Virginia,
always leading us to information
pointing out a thief and scoun
drel. This was unpleasant infor
mation and it is upleasant to make
public, but in a measure some
relief. We are glad to note his
arrest and incarceration. May
he get all that is coming to him
in the way of justice.
The Monroe Enquirer tells the
story of his latest enterprise as
Prof. J. M. Massey, a blind mu
sician who has bean living here
for several years and giving
entertainments at different
places is in jail in Hender
son, N. C, charged with obtain
ing money upon worthless checks.
Massay is wanted here for that
same thing he is being held in
Henderson About two months
ago Massey passed a number of
worthless checks on merchants
here. His trick was to draw a
check on some out-of-town lank,
the banks at Jefferson and at
Pageland, S. C, being his fa
vorites, mffke the checks payable
to himself and sign some fictici
ous name to them. He would
take some well known surname
in the section in which the bank
is located and put any old initials
to that name, make the check
payable two weeks or ten days
from the time he presented it to
a merchant, put up a hard luck
story about needing money. We
learn that Massey get about $300
in this way . After Massey got
the worthless checks cashed he
left town. Chief of Police Laney,
learning that Massey was in Vir
ginia "put a tracer after him,"
but was unable to locate him
until yesterday when he received
a letter from the ohief of police
in Henderson stating that Mas
sey was in jail in that town on a
charge of obtaining money upon
worthless checks. Mr. Laney
wired the officer in Henderson to
hold Massey. Of course Massey got
some one to fill out the bogus
checks, and that will call for
A Regular Tom Boy
was Susie ciimoing trees and
feuces, jumping ditches, whitling,
always getting scratches, cuts,
sprains, bruises, bumps, burnB 6r
scalds. Bat laws I Her motner
just applied Bucklen's Arnica
Salve and cured her quick . Heals
everything healable Boils, ul
cers, Eczema, old Sores, Corns or
Piles, Try it. 25o at all Drug
New Odd Fellow Officers.
The state Odd Fellows in their
meeting at Goldsboro eleoted the
following officers: ex-Congressman
R.N. Hackett, grand mas
ter; W. H. Overton, deputy
grand ; P. H . Williams and Per
rin Bu6bee, grand representatives ;
Charles Dewey, grand warden.
Winsston-Salem was chosen as the
next place of meeting. The Ja-
cobi memorial building on the
orphanage grounds was received,
it is in memory of Nathaniel
Jacobi, of Wilmington, who was
the father of the Odd Fellows
orphanage at Goldsboro.
Dr. Bell's Antiseptic Salie
Is guaranteed for tetter, ring
worm, eczema, chapped hands
and lips, running soreB, ulcers
and in fact all skin diseases.
Good to use after shaving. 25c
1 CHAMP CLARK ASSAILS THE REPUBLICANS
Asserts That He Looks Forward to ths Next
Election Day With Joy.
Washington, May 22. Special.
Ihe Payne-Aldrich-Smoot tariff
revision was upward 1
It was upward by approximate
ly 1.71 per cent I
It has already resulted in in
creased prices all along the line I
Thus did Champ Clark of Mis
souri, loader of the Demoorats in
the House of Representatives.
thunder his reply to the speeches
of President Taft and other Re
publican leaders who have at
tempted to feed the public on the
assertion that the Payne-Aldrich
bill "was the best tariff bill" ever
Mr. Clark's speech had been
carefully prepared. It was a
complete and effective answer to
the countless bald misrepresenta
tions that have been manufactur
ed by the Republicans, who are
desperately iu need of campaign
material of any sort for use in the
approaching Congressional elec
The Minority Leader denounoed
the proposed appropriation of
$250,000 of the people's money
for the purpose of enabling the
Republicans to gather data with
which to prove that the new tariff
law is a God-send to the country.
He denounced the jo'ker in the
sugat schedule. He deplored a
condition which permits the steel
trust and other monopolies to sell
their manufactured products
cheaper to foreigners than to
Americans, Iu short, Mr. Clark's
speech will go down as one of the
great Democratic keynotes of this
session of Congress .
"It is true," admitted Mr.
Clark "that we reduced the duty
on lumber, and that the lumber
trust marked un the nrice of
lumber $1 per thousand feet be
fore the last of us got out of
Washington. And if tne depart
ment of justice had done its duty'
it would by this time have filled
the jails so full of lumber trust
magnates that their arms and
legs would stick out at the win
dows and the doors.
"Mr. Payne, the Kepubhcan
leader, says that he and his
cohorts will meet us in November.
Glory be I glory bel I never look
ed forward to any day with such
joy as I do the first Tuesday after
the first Monday of November ex
cept to my wedding day and .the
dayB on which my children were
"My Democratic brethren, at
last, after hard trials and great
tribulations, thank God we stand
here shoulder to shoulder, heart to
heart, solid as a stone wall, inspir
ed by the hopes of coming victory.
Democrats are getting together
eveaywhere, while the Republican
party presents to the astonished
gaze of men the appearance of a
"Oh yes, my Republican friends
you will meet us in November,
because you cannot help your
selves. And when von do meet
ub in November you will receive
the bloodest licking you have had
since 1892. "Up. guards, and at
Although the colossal sum of
$5,000,800 is being spent annually
by the government for the main
tenance of soldiers' homes, the
Republicans are forcing the old
soldiers of the nation to subsist
on from 11 to 14 cents worth of
food per day.
An inspector of the war depart
ment reported that the food in
the soldiers homes was no more in
quantity than that supplied tie
prisoners in the federal peniten
tiaries. An idea of the wasteful methods
employed in conducting the homes
may be had from the fact that
although the cost of maintenance
more than doubled in the 10 years
between 1898 and 1908, and num
ber of soldiers cared for had in
creased but 7 per cent.
"Let your imagination spread
this outlay of 14 oents over a day's
food supply," suggested Repre
sentative Cox of Ohio, "and you
have an accurate picture of how
the nation's heroes are beisgJ ed.
Observe the evening meal, and
you will appreciate what it was
that moved Inspector Brewster to
pity, and inspired his recommen
dation that there be at least a
bowl of milk added to the scant
Frederick M . Kerby, the young
interior department stenographer
who was dismissed because he ad
mitted that Oscar Lawler. an ap
pointee of Ballinger, had prac
tically dictated President Taft's
letter exonerating Ballinger, was
the sole support of a mother, wife
and babe. He had worked hard,
and conscientiously for five years
to reach the position he occupied
Kerby was positive he would be
discharged if fie told his story.
ue thought the matter over care
folly for several weeks.
"I concluded that any allegi
ance I owed Mr. Ballinger," said
Kerby, "wasancelled absolutely'
when, by his silenoe, he became a
party to an attempt to smother
By. making his exposures Kerbv
was probably treacherous to Bal
linger and Ballinger's plans for
turning over Alaska coal lands to
the Morgan-Gnggenheim I syndi-
oate. But it is diflfanlt tn A
how he was treacherous to the
public in whose service he was
"The new rates and classifica
tions in the cotton schedald,"
says Senator Dolliver, repnbli-
can, "operate to increase duties
very materially on most cotton
cloths used for womens and chil
uren's summer wear, and on all
mercerized cottons. In faot, the
Aldrioh revision of this schedule
was one of the most daringly in-
lquitos features of the new tariff.
The production of agricultural im
plements is lorgelyin the hands
of a trust, and the trifling reduc
tion of 5 per cent on these pro
ducts was merely for the purpose
of attempting to fool the farming
In his speech on the tariff
Champ Clark declared that if
President Taft hadj vetoed the
Payne-Aldrich-Smoot tariff bill,
he could have written his name
among the country's greatest
benefactors, "But he let the
golden opportunity go by unim
proved," added the minoritv
leader, "and it will never return ,
to him as long as the grass grows
or water runs."
25c Is i Scall Acoust
Yon would not suffer one day for
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Seven Bishops Elected.
The General Conference of the
M. E. church, South, in session
at Asheville, elected the following
Rev. J. 0. Kilgo, North Caro
lina; Rev. Collins Denny. Mary
land; Rev. W. B. Murray, Mis
sissippi; Rev. E. D. Mouzon.
Texas; Rev. W. R. Lambeth.
Tennessee; Rev. R. G. Water-
house, Virginia; Bev, J.
Dr. Thos. N. Ivey, of Raleigh,
was elected editor of the general
conference organ published at
State of Ohio, of Toledo, )
Lucas County. v
Frank J. Cheney makes oath
that he is senior partner of the,
firm of F. J. Cheney & Co , doing
business in the City of Toledo,1
County and State aforesaid, and,
that said firm will pay the sum of
One Huhdbbd Dollabs for each:
and every case of Catarrh that
cinnot be cured by the use of
Hall's Catarrh Cure.
Fbake J. Ohxnst.
Sworn to before me and sub
scribed in my presence, this 6th
day of Decembor, A. D. 1886.
(Seal) A. W. Glkon
v ' Notary Public
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