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THE JCAROU-IA WATCHMAN.
Wa H Stowart,
HDITCB JLEfD OWJtEB
Published Every Wednesday,
120$itost Innes Street.
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Entered m seoond-elass matter Jan.
Uth. 1805, at the post office at Salis
bury, H. 0., under the aet of Congress
Salisbury, N. C, Sept. 16, '14
If the old court house is im
proved muoh it will make the new
one ashamed of itself.
We understand an effort is to
be made to have the sidewalks
around the postoffioe obstructed
by placing iron railings around
those little worthless patches of
grass along the ourbing. If those
places were oovered with cement
it would end an endless trouble
and leave the pavements for the
service intended .
A white way for Salisbury is
a good thing just in the same way
that it would be nice, comfortable
and more healthy for the city to
take the children of the city to
school in automobiles. All the
elements of progress and enter
prise would go with suctTa propo
sition as will go with a white way.
We have heard of people being
persuaded into spending all they
had on show and then going broke,
but of course there is no danger
of the sensible people of Salisbury
doing such a thing. We have
also heard of the young man hav
ing a seal skin marriage on a
mustrat salary, but of course
neither doeB this apply to Salis
bury. Salisbury, why George
Vanderbilt would look like a ten
cent dude here. By all means le'ts
have the white way. you see no
business is done here at night and
we oan all stand on the streetB
and look at the lights.
Biy a Bale of Cotton ......
J. S. Baohe & Co., cotton brok
ers of New York city, have sent
out the following announcement,
which ought to enoourage our
home people to help along the
"bay a bale" plan .whioh is now
considered the best means of help
ing those who need help:
As a result of the European
war, this country faces a tempo
rary surplus of several million
bales of cotton. The price is al
ready below the cost of produc
tion and the prosperity of the
whole country is affected, cotton
being the mainstay of our gold
Cotton does not deteriorate with
age. It oan be insured for its
Every person with publio spirit
in his heart and the price of one
or more bales of ootton to spare,
owes it to the whole country to
buy one or more bales of cotton,
and moreover we unhesitatingly
recommend it as a safe invest
ment. The cost of one bale weighing
approximately 500 pounds will
not be in ezeesi of $50; ten bales
not over $500, etc. The cost to
store and insure one bale for
twelve months will not be in ex
cess of one cent per pound.
President Wilson has set the
example by buying one bale of
ootton so it is reported in the
It is our belief that many whose
attention has already been
brought to this situation would
be inolined to show their patriot
ism by helping along in the
movement ; but they are unfami
liar with . the commodity, and
owing to their not knowing how
to go about it, are prevented from
doing their share.
We therefore think that this is
an appropriate moment for us to
offer our facilities to the publio
to start this movement in a seri
ous businesslike manner.
It is out intention to. make no
charge whatever for our service
in buying this ootton, nor for the
work whioh will be bone by our
clerical force ; any actual expendi
tures on our part will naturally
be charged to the cost of the cot
ton. It is our opinion that some
of the larger corporations may be
induced to help in this movement
by furnishing free storage facili
ties. This would considerably
reduce the dost of carrying this
We will do everything that we
can to help make this not only a
patriotic but a profitable move
ment, and we suggest that all who
sympathise with it shall forward
their money to us in earns of not
less than $50.00 each; when pur
chases have been made, at the'
lowest price obtainable, they will
e reported, and any surplus fundi
over the actual cost will be returned;-
In liquidating the ootton, any
cost wich may have arisen agitfrst
the same, will be charged. J. S.
Baohe & Co., 42 Broad wav, New
York city. '
September 14, 1014.
The abcve is alright for north
ern and western states and, to
some extent throughout the south,
and possibly may do good even in
Rowan, but, as we see it, too muoh
stress is being put on this matter.
It looks too much like trying to
cross a bridge before reaching it.
There are not many farmers in
Rowan who did not hold their
cotton last year and can do so
this year, besides the cotton has
not been picked, ginned or put on
the market, so when this is done
a little holding may be necessary,
when conditions may be entirely
different, if not entirely satisfao
tory. Some have gone into debt
to raise a crop and their notes
will soon fall due, but there are
few men who will not be willing
to extend the notes and assist
those who wish to hold their oot
ton aB long as may be necessary.
Tuis county has not been cur
tailed in her supplies, none of her
regular enterprises have ceased to
operate, the farmer is getting un
usual prices for every thing he
has ready for the market, and, as
a matter of fact, for the time of
year, we are in better condition
than heretofore with prospeots for
a time of great prosperity just
ahead. There is no reason for
alarm, no cause for depression and
no time for pessimism. Great
opportunities are headed our way.
Tiie Rowan Superior Court.
The Rowon Superior Court con
vened Monday with W. J. Adams
presiding and Hayden Clement,
Esq., prosecuting. After the
grand jury was selected Judge
W J Adams delivered an inter
esting and able talk on mat
ters pertaining to the duties of
the jurymen. The jury is com
posed of the following gentlemen :
W. P. Barber, foreman ; G. H.
Shaver, H. W. Davis. B. F. Vun
cannon, W. T. Barber. Adam
Holshouser, Qt. B. Ketchie, Dan
C. Pethel, Arthur L. Morgtn, W.
M. L. Fesperman, E. A. Miller,
Geo. M. Hoffman, G. S. Eagle,
James Foster Harvey C. Sloop,
J. O. Julian, J. T. Lyerly, J. P.
I The petit jurymen are: A. F.
F V? I 1 n TT w. m r -
ricaier, oam wan, k. m. sea
mon, John A. Lowder, J. M.
Honbarrier, David L. Cauble, T,
Linn Miller, W. L. Steel, W. F.
Watson. F. B Brown, Walter W.
Weaver, S. H. Elliot, Joseph G.
Hoff oer, Luther A. Peeler, J . A
After the judge's charge the
work of the court was begun and
O. S. Walton, charged with hav
ing whiskey for sale was tried and
found guilty, Bessie Moore was
found guilty of keeping a disor
derly house, Chas. McNutt was
found guilty of larceny, and the
grand jury brought in a true bill
against Hattie Ponders for shoot
ing Tann3r Lewis. This case was
before the court today and the
woman plead guilty of murder in
the second degree. Monday af
ternoon was taken up hearing a
case against J. D. and Ed Karri
ker for cursing George Fink on
the Sherrill Ford road. They
were found not guilty, they having
previously Deen convicted in r
magistrate's court. The case
against L. C. Bowman, of the
Barber neighborhood charged with
the abduction of Ada, the thirteen-year-old
daughter of D. L
uvercasn. mis case was given a
prelimipary hearing recently in
the county oourt and was sent up
without bond. Bowman is mar
ried and has several small chil
dren. He was found guilty. Syl
vester Hartse'l was tried Tuesday
for criminal relations with his
stepdaughter, MiisHorah, ar.d was
conviated. Sentences have not
been passed on any of the above.
W. D Massey was fined $20 and
costs for forcible trespass. Lee
Harris was convioted of selling
liquor. Waverly Lyerly plead
guilty of stealing chickens.
Caught a Bad Cold;
"Last winter my son oaught a
very bad cold and the way he
coughed was something dreadful,"
writes Mrs. Sarah E. Duncan, of
Tipton, Iowa. "We thought sure
he was going into consumption:
We bongnt just one bottle of
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and
that one bottle stopped his cough
and oured his cold completely,"
For. Sale by All Dealers.
Ti ily-sevei are iDrowiei
of the ownership and management of The
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Carolina watchman published weekly at
Salisbury. N. C. required hv h not
of August 24, 1912
JName of editor, Win, H, Stewart, Salis
bury, N. C.
Managing editor, Wm, H. Stewart.
-Business manager, Wm. H. Stewart.
Publisher, Wm. H. Stewart.
Owner, Wm, H Stewart
Known bondholders, morte-atrpa and nthe r
security holders, etc. NONE.
I resent this attempt to establish a cen
sorship of the press
Wic. H. Stewart, owner.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this
16th day of September, 1914.
John J. Stewart, notary public.
St. Louis, Mo., 8ept.5 Twenty
seven persons were drowned early
today when a St. Louis & San
Francisco west bounds passenger
tram plunged into a cloudburst
two miles west of Lebannon, Mo.,
and two passenger oars toppled
into a gully swollen with water.
Eighteen persons were injured,
but none seriously.
For several hcurs the train had
been going carefully as the engi
neer feared the heavy rains bad
weakened the traok. Just as the
locomotive hit a curve marking
the edge of a ravine, the engineer
saw a wall of water ahead
Though going only 15 miles an
Hour the train oould pot be step
ped. The 12 foot embaukme.it n
which the track crossed the ravine
had been swept away by' the rush
The locomotive crossed the sag
ging traok but the ohair car and
smoking car rolled over into the
torrent. The locomotive and the
mail and the bsgge csrs, forced
by momentum acrosi the ravine,
finally left the rails and toppled
partly over on the structure three
feet under water. The fireman
was crushed to death but the en
gineer escaped injury. The four
sleeping cars remained cn the
traok, behind the stream.-
The chair oar and the smoking
oar sank deep in the rushing
water. Many of the ocoupants
were drowned while they slept.
Others climbed through the win
dows and swam to safety.
Tie State Siflaf School .
CnYeitii.ii Met Last litlt
Winston-Salem, Sept. 15. TU
annual State convention of the
North Carolina State Sunday
School Association convened here
tonight with several hundred dele
gates in attendance from all sec
tions of the State. The assembly
represents 8,585 organized Sun
day schools of the State. There
are 67,892 offioeis and teachers
oonnected with thf se schools and
689,885 soholars enrolled. The
opening session tonight wai de
voted to a welcoming address and
response, followed by an informal
hand-shaking and assignment of
homes for the week. Salisbury
delegates are making a strong bid
for the next convention.
The Salisbury oommitte named
to press the invitation consists of
Dr, C M. Van Poole, Rev. C. B
Heller and A. B. Saleeby.
American Traps Ordered To
Evacuated of Vera Cruz.
Washington, Sept. 15 Evacu
ation of Vera Cruz was ordered to
day by President Wilson.
American soldiers and marine
under General Funston who have
held Mexico's principal seaport
since it was seized by the fleet,
April 12 last will embark for home
as soon as transports can go after
them and shortly afterward all of
the war fleet except a few light
draft vessels will be withdrawn.
The evacuation order was an
nounced at the White House to
day after a long Cabinet meeting.
It is the concluding chapter of the
second armed conflict between the
United States and Mexico, in
which a soore of Americans lost
their lives, nearly a hundred were
wounded and upw.rds of k800
Mexicans were killed or wounded
m m . i
ine reasons ior tne step were
set forth in the following state
ment from the White House :
The troops have been ordered
withdrawn from Vera Cruz. This
action is taken in view of the en
tire removal of the circumstances
whioh were thought to justify the
occupation. The further presence
of the troops is deemed unneces
sary." LOOK HERE FOR IT.
W Mr. Phillips had Stom
ach Trouble for More
than Five Years. "
Many Salisbury Readers Will b Interested
When people read about the
cures made by a medicine , endc rs
ed from far away, it is surprising
that they wonder if 6he statements
are true? Butwhen they read of
cases right here at home, positive
proof is within their reach, for
close investigation is an f asy mat
ter. Read Salisbury endorsement
of Doan's Kidney Pills.
Mrs. J. H. Ragan, 531 E. Kerr
St.r Salisbury. N. C, says: "I
suffered from kidney trouble foi
many years. I finally procured
Doan's Kidney Pills at J. W. Mo
Pherson & Co.'s Drug. Store and
several boxes gave me relief. I
hope that other kidney sufferers
will profit by my experience "
A LATER BNDOR9MENT.
On March 2, 1912, Mrs . Ragan
said: "Doan's Kidney Pills are
fine and I willingly allow 'mv
name to be used publicly recom
Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't
simply ask for a kidney remedy
get Doan's Kidney Pills the same
that Mrs. Pagan had. Foster
Milburn Co., Props., Buffalo N Y.
Will cure Rheumatism, Neu
ralgia, Headaches, Cramps, Colic
Sprains, Bruises, Cuts, Burns, Old
Sores, Tetter, Ring-Worm,-Ec-zema,
etc. Antiseptic Anodyne,
tued internally or externally. 25c.
Mr. "W. R. Phillips, Jr., 139 More
land Ave., Atlanta, Georgia, "writes:
"I had the catarrh and stomach
trouble for more than five years, and
I faithfully tried all the medicines I
saw advertised, and found they aU
failed to cure me. I then heard of
Peruna. I purchased six bottles, and
after their use I soon discovered that
I was well, safe and sound, t I now
weigh two hundred and ten pounds,
and have never been sick since I took
Peruna. It surely is the best medicine
for colds, stomach trouble and catarrh,
that I ever heard of."
County Commissioners Mi Short
Meetioi Last Week
.The board of county commis
sioneia did not meet until Tues
dv. having adjourned Monday
uvr. id lately after convening, on
account of Labor Day.
The jury for the October term
of oourt for the hearing of oivil
o868 only and being what is
known as an extra court, but is
provided for eech yar, one week
in March and one in October, was
drawn as follows: McL. Ritchie,
W. H. Fry, J. C. Ketchie, Wm.
H. Freeze, Ivy L Hoffaer, Mose
L Holshouser, L. M. Hart. E. M
Mcltturff,, L. J. Hess, A. J
Seohler. Irt L Lentz, J. E. Hei -nessee,
Jno. D. Trexler, Chas. A
Safrit, Wm. J. Walton, Jno. A
Barnhardt, T. E. MoGhee, H
Scott Shoaf, Geo T. Holshouser,
F. N. McCubbins, 0. A. Stoner
J.T Russell, W. T. MoDaniel,
Jas. N. Fleming.
Dr. E. W. Carrie, countyhealth
officer, reported the county insti
tutieus iu good sanitary condi
tions, It was ordered .that Superinten
dent 'I hemason look over and lo
cate a read from Klox's Chapel
to the ofd Wood place on the
The following resolution war
passed: Resolved, That it is the
sense of the beard that in the fn
tore all bridges be built of steel
instead t f wcod.
C. M. C Barger, township tax
collector, reports taxes collected
to the amount of $35 818.66.
On motion it was ordered that
the'new survey, southern loote,
on the Linoolnton road, beyond
Mill Bridge be followed.
On motion it is ordered that in
the future no new road will be op
eued unless the rights of way be
On motion Chairman H. C
Trctt and Superintendent G. Y.
Thomason were appointed a com
mittee to investigate with refer
ence to any change from survey of
the rood through Kncx Culbert
It was ordered that Mescrs,
Trott and Harrison, f the beard,
and Superintendent Thome son be
appointed to look after the pur
chase of a gas tractor with .power
The contract for supplies for
the moi.th was awarded to Over
man & Company.
The report of County Treasurer
J. C. Kegler for the month of Au
gust was filed with the board.
There being do further business
the bard adjourned to meet the
first Monday in October or upon
call of the chairman.
Sept. 15. Miss Lottie Shaver
will accept the position as tele
phone operator, we are satisfied
that she will make an extraordi
nary operator. She will take
charge of the work at once.
Miss Georgia JTelker of China
Grove, after spending a few days
with her Bister. Mrs. John Sea
mon, started for home -Sunday
nigbt. , .
Miss Hfelms of Salisbury is
spending several days with Misses
Lena and Madie Myers.
R C. Lippard is visiting his
father, H. 0. Lippard.
A warm fire has been a welcome
guest in Woodleaf for the past
Freeze and Lyerly .otton giners
are running today for the first
time in this season .
Miss Mary Weldon Wetmore
left this morning for the Normal.
She will spend the winter iu
Mrs. Brown is glad to have
Mrs. Gudger of Mooresville, with
L M. Hart is making prepara
tion to ereot bis neW h use jn
heyoud Fourth Creeki j
o ood Thongs
0' For the ySimo Fybloc. o
A visit to our store will convince you of the fact
that we stand between you and h?gh prices. Our
Buying strength enables us to buy our Goods
cheaper and this is - why we can sell so much,
cheaper. We also study the interest of our cus
tomers while the others are discussing the war.
We have just gotten in our fall stock of Wool
Dress Goods, in all the popular shades and ma
terials. Serges, Poplin, Crepes, Gabadine, Plaids
and etc. 3 Half ITJool Serges at .25c.
All Wool Serge and Poplin black and all popular
colors for - - - - .50c.
Shoes for all the family at reasonable prices. Buy
your shoes from us. We sell good solid leather
Shoes cheaper than others ask for part paper.
There is Nothing
that adds so much to your home as
music. A genuine piano or player
piano of the best makes at a low
price and on easy terms.
This announcement will interest a great many
people. The piano and player piano are becom
ing more popular daily. More and more people
want a piano.
You have perhaps hesitated to give your home
a piano, as you did not feel able to pay the price
for a good one, and did not want to purchase the
cheap ones so extensively advertised. So you are
one of those who will be interested in getting a
genuine piano or player at the price of a cheap one.
We arid the manufacturers guarantee every
piano that we sell to be a beHer pinno than you
can get at most places for from seventy-five to one
hundred dollars mre. All pianos sold uner a
contract to stay as they are when sold and to be
kept in tune free of charge for five years.
Call, 'phone or write for free information and
MA TOMEIB IB IB
SALISBURY, N. C.