A Home Newspaper Published in the Interest of the .Peopie and for Honesty in Governmental Affairs.
Vol. VIII No. 50
Salisbury, N, C, Wednesday, November 27th, 1912.
Wm.h. Stewart, Editor
PRAISE BE TO SHERIFF DEATON.
Iredell's Popular Sheriff Battles for ' the
Lord in Rowan.
Iredell County has a cause
for rejoicing in the person of
Sheriff Deaton or "Jim"
Deatou aa he is known bv his
many friends in his home
county who admire him for
his fearlessness and faithful
ness in executing and enforc
ing the laws. Deaton is a
man who WILL enforce the
law or get out and give the
job to somebody else. Being
sheriff with him is being
sheriff and not playing sheriff
like some ten-year-old ooy.
Deaton's chief delight is in
"nabbing" those fellows who
haven't due rnspect for the
laws of the laud, especially
thos) fellows known as blind
tigers, probably called blind
tigers because they seem to
be blind to the fact that there
is a law in North t Carolina
prohibiting the sale of liquor,
but if all our sheriffs were
Deatons "and no MeKnnzies
these blind tigera would soon
become chained tigers, harm
less fellows who would then
for the only time in their
lives render a real honest
service in building up our
county. But all are not
Deatons and so j ustice mourns
for lack of sheriffs who re
gard their oath as sacred and
their office as a trust entrust
ed to them hj the honest
voters of the4cfijhty.
But what wb started put
to say is that Deaton, not be
ing satisfied with performing
M&cTuty in hiV own county
and helping give his county?
eeat this state-wide reputa
tion: 4 'States ville, the Best
Town in North Carolina,"
which Is true as to law-abid
ing citizenship, and that is all
that is necessary to make a
good town feels that it is his
duty as a sheriff of backbone
and courage to visit his
neighboring counties where
the law is violated openly and
without restraint. -Yes, he
believes it his duty as high
sheriff of the land to place
his heel on lawlessness any
where and everywhere to the
extent of his power, and show
the "backbcoieless" sheriffs
what it means to be sheriff
and how to go about enforcing
the law. So after being
invited by several prominent
ministers of the gospel, who
feel that something must be
done for the morals of the
city or-their work here will
all be in vain, Sheriff Deaton
came down last week and
took a look. No, he didn't
emDloy Detective Burns to
.help him, but he did beat
Burns' record. Deaton dis
covered sixteen tigers in our
midst in a day or two, and
Sheriff McKenzie "dis ben
hunten 'em for fore 1-osu-n-g
ywears but ner blind tiger
cud he found " (as the negro
would put it.) As a result of
Deaton's work here the grand
jury last week returned six
teen truH bills against the
social clubs or blind tigers.
The Watchman hastens to
to extend a vote of thanks to
Sheriff Deaton for his ser
vices in this connection and
hopes he will come often as
his visits will do far more
good for the city than a
half dozen boosting organ
izations with the present
"condition of affairs. The
good deed started by him,
if followed up, will eventually
'make it possible for us to
say "Salisbury's the Place,"
for good rather than evil.
These cases will come up
at the February term of
Rowan Superior fourt be-
fore Judge Whedbee. It is
to be hoped that the big
solicitor, Wm. C. Hammer,
will be thirsty for blood on
this occasion and hammer
down the pitiful entreaties
for mercy which will male by
certain noted blind tiger
lawyers. Yes, it rests in the
big solicitor's power to make
the whole bunch "light a
rag." Above all things we
hope he won't play Mc
Kenzie-like and say: "Yes,
boys, I'll have to prosecute
you but I won't do it very
hard. " Those named in the
bills of indictment are:
Barney Shea Trading Club,
Trading Club, Spencer Social
Club, Southern Club, Yad
kin Club, Westbrook Club,
Kim Club, Southern Club,
(another), Rose Club, ' Grubb
Distilling Co., Commercial
Club, J. J. Cuddihy, Outing
Club, Salisbury Business
Men's Association Club Co.,
Hunting Club Co., Theatrical
About forty men are in
volved in these indictments.
Just think how far Rowan
could leave the other counties
in good road builcting it ALL
these fellows were given as
fair a trial as the negro crap
shooters get in the courts.
Our N igfiDor Is Betting Right.
The Mooresville Enterprise
says that James M. Deaton,
the sheriff of Iredell county,
is the proper man to be made
marshall for the Western dis
trict. The JliUterprise says
he 4s the-Tnan -for -the job.
1 he Post has no candidate for
any office, but it does believe
that Deaton is the best sheriff
in the state, and this ought
to qualify him for the mar
shaishipif he wants it Ac
cording to report the social
(?) clubs , ot Salisbury are
running on trouble largely on
account of Deaton's activity.
When it comes to enforcing
the law aud putting a clear
cut and uncompromising in
terpretation on his duties,
none of them have anything
on Deaton. We need a few
more like him. Salisbury
This is praise worthily be
stowed on a man who would
FILL the cjf&ce of marshal
with great credit. Let the
little tin sheriff of Rowan
ponder over the above. There
is some difference and a
reason therefor. Here's hop
ing James M. Deaton will be
made marshal with head
quarter in Salisbury.
Tom Watson Indicted For Misuse of the
Thomas E. Watson, editor, his
torian, lawyer and bitter enemy
of the Romau Catholic Church,
mast face a jury ol bis peers in the
Federal court at Augusta,
for sending obscene
through the mails, The
Populist candidate for President
and ex-Conarrssman from the
tenth district of Georgia was in
dieted this week.
Watson is publishing a seiies of
articles in his monthly magazine
entitled "1 he Roman Catholio
Hierarchy, the Deadliest Menace
to Oct Liberties and to Oar Civi
izat on," aud in the July issue is
e aid to have used language so vile
that even the court itself would
be mortified to hear it. Watson
printed questions which he alleged
greets ask women in the confes
sional aud which are unspeakably
vile, aud no doubt were true
A Great Building; Falls
when its foundation is undermin
ed, and "if "" the foundation o
health good digestion s at
tacked, auick collapse follows
On the tirt sieus of indigestion
Dr. King's Niw Life Pills should
he taken to tone the stomach and
regulate liver, kidneys and bowels
Pleasant, easy, Bafe and only 25o
at All Druggists,
METHODIST CONFERENCE ADJOURNED.
Rev. Moue Returned fo Salisbury and
Rev. Rows Goes fo Asheiille.
High Point, Nov 25. Confer
ence adj urned at 11 o'clook.
The foil' wing are some of the ap
pointments.: Sa'is'.urv District, W. R. Ware
presidn g nlrtr .
Alb marie, J. P. Rogers.
Albemine Circuit, P. W. Tuck
er. Bethel aud Big Liok, R K. Bra
dey. China Grove, H. H. Robbing.
Cone Td :
C-utral, Harold, Turner.
Fewest Hill, W. M. Robbins.
Epwoctb, G. H. tfarley.
West Couc rd, G. A. B. Holder
by. -. Concord Circuit, W. T. Albright
Westford, J M. Ridenhour.
Cmuville, S.. S. Higgina.
Gold Hill, R. L Forb:s.
Kaunapolis, W. B, Shinn,
Mount Pleasant, C. F. Sherrill.
New London, S. L. Owen.
Norwood, J. W. Clegg.
Falem, T. 8. Ellington.
First Church, J. W. Moore.
Holmes Memorial, J. P. Lan-
South Maiu, G. A. Stamper. -Sa'isbury,
Circuit E. M. Avett.
Spenoer, H. C. Sprinkle.
East Spencer, C. E. Steadman.
Wood eaf, Jamea V ilson.
Asheville District, C. A. Wood,
Central, J. C. Rowe.
Haywood Street, W.A. Nawe'l
Headers mville, A. L Stanford.
Brevard, L. T. . Thompson.
Wast Asheville, Z E. Bamhardt
Missionary Secretary, H. K
Charlotte District, J. R. Scroggs
Tryou Street, E. K. McLuiy
Trinity. T. F. Marr.
Chadwiok, aud Sverville, N.
Monroe, J. H. Weaver.
Greensboro, District, J Gilbert
Row?, pr8id'ug lder.
West Market, C. W. Byrd.
High Poiut, J. H. B irnhardt.
Asheboro, Circuit, J. E. Raw Is.
Anheboro, J. E. Taompam.
Morgauton District, J. E. Gay,
Morganton, D. Atkins.
Thermal City, F, W. Dibble.
Sunday School Seoretary, J. W.
Lakiville, J. H. West.
Gastooia, J. L. Abernethy.
Stateavill District, L. T. Mann,
-S'atesvilie, J b. Kirk.
Hickory, D. M. Litaker.
Hickory Circuit, J P. Hornbuok
Winston District, P. T. Durham
Burkhefld, W L. Hutchini.
Oeutenary, E. L Bain.
Men of the Presbyterian Church have Sup
Last Thursday night the men
of the First Presbyterian church
held their sixth annual dinner in
the Arm)ry hall in the Washing
ton building, and there were pres
ent something like a hundred and
fifty of the men of the city, Hon.
Whitehead Kiuttz aoted aa toast
master and a nuaner of short
talks were made, they being
saudwitched in between the two
courses served by th ladies of the
church. Dr. Byron Clark, the
pastor made a few remarks large
ly in ttie nature of a welcoming
address aud stated the purpose of
of these suppe-s aud what they
should mean to the men, the great
purpose being to give them an op
oortunitv to get acquainted. A
splendid supper was seived
Short tales were made by Messrs.
L., B Padgett, E. E. Barringer,
E. B. Neavfc, Theo. F. Kiuttz and
Jiidge C. M. Cook. Ail present
enjoyed the occasion im.neasely
aud were loui m their words of
appreciation to the ladies of the
church for the part they took in
! making the occasion such an en
$200 MOrORCYCLE FREEH
It is No,w Entering :Upon a Most
Active Period and Hustle is
. the Wateh-Word.
As has been liberally acU
vertised The Watchman and
The Record is tryinsc to pre
sent some wide awake young
man with a high grade motor
cycle, one of the very best, a
Pope. This machine retails
for $200 spot castt and is cert
tainly worth an effort to ob
tain. There is nearly 30 days
yet in which to work for it
If any of our contestants
hope to win the road that
leads to success isa short but
ively one, h is called hustle,
so if you do not get on this
highway, and at once, your
name is Denniss.
The three leaders are at
the head of the list in order
Gr. N. Trexler,
Napoleon Ti exler,
J. B. Earnhardt,
P. B. . Goble. ;
C. E. Park, i
C. Van Wyattr
C.L. Webb, '
U. H. Leonard,
Roberf S. Edmiston,
Albert M. Miller,
Ben Garrett, .
Paul Smith, r
Wfatt Ai irfiei $1,253
After being shut up from Fri
day at uoon to Saturday about
no..n the jury in the case of Moses
imitb. administrator of Eli Wy-....-..
an, who was killed by a street car
m ar Spencer -on the night of Jan
uary 21st, 1911, in which the
plaintiff was suing for damages
in the sum of $9,000, returned a
erdict in favor of the plaintiff
and awarded damages to the
amount of $ 1,260. Notice of ap
peal was given. This oase has
bEen tried onoe before at which
time it resulted in a mis-trial.
The defense has announoed its in
tention of testing the law on this
oase, ana many people agree snat
tliere are grounds for suoh a move
when it is remembered that the
deceased became helpless from
taking on too much of Salisbury
far-heralded mean liquor. The
man that sold him the liqtnr, by
all rights, ought, to pay the dam
ages and not the street railway
Ayesck Dai to be Obsanred
Prof. R. G. Kizer, county su
perintendent of publio instruction,
is giving out to the teachers of the
publio schools throughout Rowan,
a booklet on Ayoock Day, which it
to be observed ia all of the public
sohools of the state on Friday,
December 6. On this date every
sohool ohild in the state in atten
dance upon the public schoo's of
the state will be asked to contri
bute a -penny toward the Aycook
monument fond. There are in
round figures about 700,000 ohil
dren in the publio schools of North
Carolina ajid if eaoh of these
should "ntribute even a penny it
would net 17,000 toward the fund.
A peuny is all that is asked of
of any pupil, although any
amount can be contributed.
Fr rheumatic pains or neural
gia rub the parts affected with
FLUID. It penetrates the flesh
and relieves pain. For sore throat
gargle with the fluid diluted with
water. For flash wounds, burns
scalds, or sores apply it direct to
the - wound. It heals quickly
For a cramp, colic or dysentery
take it internally in ater. It
quickly corrects the trouble
Price 50 ots. per bottle. Sold by
all druggists .
SGHR&NK SENT TO INSANE HOSPITAL
Would 8e-Slaier ot Theodore Roosevelt
Oeclared Unbalanced by Alienists.
Milwiukee. Wis., Njv. 22
John Schrank, who shot Colonel
Theodore Roosevelt on the night
of October 14, in Milwaukee, as
insane, and was this afternoon
committed by Municipal Judge A.
C Dackus to the Northern Hos
pital for the insane near Conxoah
Before being led back to jail to
await preparations for the trip to
the asylum, Schrank eaid;
I had expected they would fit d
me insane, beoause it was in the
papers two days ago. I waoi to
say now that I am sane and kuqw
what I am doing all the time. 1
am not a lunatic and never was
one. I was called upon to d) a
duty and have done it. The com
mission has sworu away my life.
Each member wnt upon the
stand and siid I was incurably in
sane They oau bury me alive i'
they see fit. I don't cate w. at
Commitment was prou uucea
following the presentation of an
exhaustive report by a commissicii
of five alienists in whioh the de-
endint was unanimously adjudg
ed insane and following the intro
duction of prima facn evi 1 uce
of several witnesses.
Conclusions reached by the
commission were as follows;
First: John Schrank is seffer-
ag from insane delusions, graudi-
ose in character and cf a system
"Second: Io our opinion, he
is insane at the present time. '
"Third: Oa account of the
connection existsng between his
delusions and the act with which
he stands charged we aje of the
jgpinib&he is unable to confer in
teljegenily with counsel on the
conduot of his defense.
Failure in effecting a cure of
Schrank's mental disorder means
he will spend the rest of his life
in the asylum to which he has
been ordersd committed.
Schrank probably will be taken
to the asylum on Monday next,
acoordmg to Sheriff William A.
Marian's Young Ladj Blind 29 Years but
ABheville, Nov. 23. After
groping ner way tnrouga
darkness for 29 years, Miss
Lelia Cameron, a young
woman of Marion, is able to
see for the first time in her
life, thanks to an operation
performed on her today by
Dr. E. Reid Russell, a for-
mer Charlotte physician.
Miss Cameron came to
Asheville yesterday, and the
first operation, on her left
eye was performed then. She
was able to see at the con.
elusion of that operation, and
today she had the second
operation on her right eye,
completely giving her sight.
The cause of Miss Camerons
blindness was an opaque sub
stance which filled the. pupils
of her eyes and did not allow
the transmission of light to
the inner eye. The operation
consisted in cutting through
this substance, - making a
"window" through which the
rays of light could reach the
inner eye, and virtually fur
nishing an artificial pupil for
For a few minutes after
gaining her sight, it was
again endangered by the
emotions to which. Miss
Cameron gave way when ..she
found that she could really
see. She is a very fine musis
cian, and despite her troubles,
had been teaching music at
Marion. All her relatives,
with the exception ot one,,
were opposed to har consult
ing a specialist and this one
brought her to Asheville,
where the operation was suc
Secretarv Davis of Anti-Saloon league
Raleigh, Nov. 22. In'his annu
al report to the executive commit
tee of -the North Carolina Anti
Saloon League just made publio,
Superintendent R L. Davis, in
active charge of the league work
in this Stats, urges that there be
procured from the 1913 Legisla
ture the enactment of a search
and seizure law for this State to
be operative under regulation re
quiring proper affidavits of the
need for resort to this course. 7 He
also urges that there be -the
strongest pi ssible support given
tna Webb McComber interstate
liquor bill pending in Cougrt-ss,
by the league foroes and the Leg
islature in this State.
H also recommends a general
itate aw that will require the ex
iJiess c mpauiee sud other coni
iou c mHrs to make -nonthly re--ort
of .;i .iqura delivered in thf
vut v !he- rep rts to be pub
h?d i. the couuty papers at thf
xpeusj.- of tnecMiufcy. He ap
pals fr m et live'y iuterest t:
be taken by pastors and Sunday
chocl w , i-tiers is. the Liucola-Lee
Le?i . d p irtmeut of the Anti-
He reports the fiuances of the
league in satisfactory condition
with $5 238 m p eda? unpaid aud
an ddb6Hcl;es8 of tl.227. Of ths
latter $800 is due three employes
of the league.
The executive committee at its
annual meeting held last evening
elected Archibald Johnson of
Thomasville chairman, to succeed
R F. Beasley of Mojfroe, resign
ed. Melnbtrs of Jfehe oommittee
atteudiug the meeting were Archi
bald Johnson of Thomasville, W.
T..Shaw of Wrfldoo, J. E. Under-
stoa John u. Kev. L. S. Mrhapv.
N. B. Broughton, Clarence Poe,
Josephus Daniels, J. Y. Joyner
and R. L. Davis.
Sixteen True Bills Returned bv Rowan Grand
Jury Against Tigers.
Before the grand jury adjourn
ed for the November term of Su
perior Court 16 true bills had been
returned againt the liquor clubs of
the county. Thess cases will
come up at the February term of
Rowan Superior Court before
Those named in the bills are
Barney Shea Club, Trading Club,
Spencer Social Club, Southern
Club, Yadkin Club, Westbrook
Club, Elm Club, Southern Ciub
Rose Clad, Grubb Distilling Com
pany, Commercial Club, J. J.
Cudihy, OutiDg Club, Salisbury
Business Men's Association Club
Company, Hunting Club Compa
ny and Tneatrioal Ciub.
These iaclude most cf th9 clubs
in Salisbury and some outside,
among the number being several
which now have cases in the Ratt
an County Court set tor next
Swift's Premium Calender For 1913.
Swift s Premium Calender for
1918 is styled -The Elements."
The sice of the calender is 8i s.
17 inches. On each of the four
sheets is a beautiful picture in
colors, lhese pictures are the
work of Eleanor Colburn, a not
painter. There is no ty pi mat
ter on them, so they are suitable
The subjects are "Earth,"
Air," "Fire," and "Water."
The Calender is now ready for
distribution and may be secured
by sending the trade mark end
from five Premium Oleomargar
ine Io a r tons jo r tire "pa ro bmuiL ur
cle from the top of a jar of Swift's
Prsmium Sliced Bacon, or ten
cents in stamps or coins to Swift
& Company, Calender Depart
ment, Union Stock Yardi, Chica
The Calender may also be se
cured from the Hamilton Corpor
ation, 2, 4,6, W. 45th 8t , Nsw
York city, for 20 Hamilton Cou
pons (new denomination 1 .)
WHITNEY STILL COKING
The Shut-Down Mains Greater Tnlngs Tin
First Planned. V
A special from Albemarle to the
Charlotte Chronicle says of . the
work at the Southern Aluminum
Company's at that place ;
About three weeks ago the
Southern Aluminum Company,
whioh recently took charge of the
old Whitney plant at Whitney
near this place, shut down work
with the announcement that the
developement would be held up
fox 90 days. The contractors left
together with a great many of the
laborers, and at that time it look
ed like this great plmt was again
shut down for an indefinate .peri
od. At least a great many peo
pie predicted another failure. ' It
now appears, however, that the
tatoporary holding up of work was
only for the purpose of making
plans for greater developement
than was originally plauued by
i'z9 old compM'iy. The Soatuern
Alatainum Oompauy only pur
chased -as wat3rpower, together
with about one-fourth of the real
dataie ovvcad by the old coucern.
f hey are now taking up the other
property of th- old company and
are buying additional property
around the falls and natiows sev
eral milea bexow Whitnev
While thaTb has been nothing
dennate stated by the Southern
iluuunum Company, rumor has
it tb?,t they vill poiibly tear up
the old daia and use the material
elsewhsta srvi to mora" a?uatage
tii3 new company thinks. The
tremendous power of the narrows
of the Yadkin and also tha falls
may be utilized even b if or. 3 that
purchased from the original
As an evidence that the South
ern Aluminum 0ompau jaeans
gseat .developement towel dgiwo
sne river a ioroe ot nanus i now
at work surveying and making a
road for the immediate c-'i; ruc
tion of a railway from the Whit
ney station six or eight cuks be
low the falls. It is sta.ed that
the people who haV? Ciare of
this V70M. intend to irte the
great23t aluminum pl?,it u the
world out of this andertrii?g and
khd people of Albemari; would
not be surprised shcaid t ars be
a large French oolnj ai, Wii:tney
and along ;Lo Yadkin rit vi in this
county within a very short while.
Salisbury Eatertaias Fhiiadelpii!: Boost
ers tor Two Hoars,
The Philadelphia B jc&r ca spent
a busy two hours' hers last Thurs
day afternoon. The tr; came
in at 1:30 e rd leitatb:80.
The bo cst. 3 were me at the
station by r r;a number of - au
touibbileB jrd wre c.nki over
the city, ai'ti tha ride being ta
ken to tht Grubb Tfce r, where
a larg j crowd of Salisbury psople
gathered ... The vrsitcre stated
that it w& to dfst iimt? on- the
trip that Jaoes ia?.d com: out to
the meeting? io meet Sbum and
hey wre highly plaa.f.;.
A. K. Boj ien made au address
of waicoma io which a reply, was
msdeb: BirrdJ. Co- tail. Af
wr Mr. Catiai, h?d flniti, Hon,
John S- Henderson made a short
After the meeting tun visitors
vere takn abcut JverIU i city by
a committee, some oaljug oa the
stores ana seme goirg ur on the
Grubb rf yd a. Taey; were
accompanies bafe to tb- station
bj the committ.ee, anu after the
visitors had given thres cheers for
SaLsbury the train palled out.
Flagged Train WiJn .Shirt,
Tearing his shirt. from his back
an Ohio man flagged a train and
saved-H fmm a wreck, but H. T.
Alston, Rileigh, N. 0., uce prel
vented a wreck with Eiectric Bit
ters. ' I was in a terr: -Is ' plight
when I began to use thwrnV1" he
writes, "my stomaoh, htsd-,)9aok
aud kidneys were all badly affect
ed aud my liver was in bad oondi
tion, but four bottles of Electrio
Bitters made me feel like anew
man. A trial will oonvince you
of their matchless merit for any
stomaoh, liver or kidney trouble
Price 603 at All Druggiite. -
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