Statesville Landmark, April 7, 1914

Statesville Landmark

April 07, 1914

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Statesville Landmark (Newspaper) - April 7, 1914, Statesville, North Carolina LANDMARK XL APRIL 78 THK BOND ELECTION IN To Wife on of Bonds For u School MatluHon FJrcUd Alderman to Fill Vacancy Franchise Key Property For Comttcry Purposes Board of Considerable business was trans acted by the board of aldermen at KM regular monthly meeting Friday Jhe meeting was attended by the mayor and all members of the board and the first action was to ap point a committee to prepare reso lutions to the memory of Alderman who had died since the last Mc Elwee and Bristol were named as the committee and the resolutions are to be presented to the next meet ing of the The election of a successor to Cooper to fill out his unexpired term was in order and Matheson was unanimously An election was ordered to be held June to submit to the voters of the town a bond issue of for another graded school building and As has been the school board has cured an option from Sul livan on about three acres of land on Water near the inter section of Water with Davie and while other property is being considered the board appears to pre fer this for the new school Sullivan offers to deduct from the purchase price of the property if the city will take the small point of jrround between Water street and Davie avenue and convert it into a park to be known as Sullivans park The gas franchise to Bridgeman and the new own of the Statesville gas passed its third and final The gas people have given bond to guarantee gas for general public use within six Work on the plant is progressing rapidly and Bridgeman and Moses that so far as the plant is con they will be veady to manu facture the real homemade within two They will either buy the pipes which were laid on the principal streets by the for mer owners of the plant or will put in new This has not yet been but the gas people say the public may depend on getting gas a very short Mrs through her coun expressed a willingness to sell the property which is desired by the citv for cemetery rather than have litigation over the prop and submitted a proposition to It was made clear to the board that the proposition was made with as Key does not desire to dispose of the proper ty The city submitted a counter proposition to Key and it is hoped that the matter can be settled without Quite a number of bids for 000 of Statesville street improve ment bonds had been received by the but all of these save two were rejected by the board The two are now being considered by the finance Both bidders of with accrued interest and v sprinkling the in the business section is agitated and the alder men propose to have the sprinkling done if the merchants of the town will contribute a week toward the this amount to be paid i i 1C niYVV Up tO either putup the a The city engineer was instructed to ascertain what portion of the Bradford Knitting Mills property is outside the corporate limits so that the matter of taxes may be The mill owns about 23 acres ot It was shown to the board that Frank Chambers and both have been paying poll tax for several years after passing the age limit and the taxes were ordered Hill a short street from Front street to the Taylorsville rail was ordered anil U was decided that when west Broad street is as the macadam taken from the street be used in improving Water Trees and grass were ordered plant north Center street between HAD FREIGHT WRECK Seventeen Cars of An Enslbound Freight Train Derailed Near Elm wood iSomc of the Cars Badly tThe railway experieirticd another serious freight wreck on the arid Ashcville division ear ly Friday morning when 17 cars of eastbound train Conductor Kale and Engineer Hendricks in were derailed at a point two miles east of in the edge of Howan Ten of the derailed cars were either partially or entire ly the track was badly torn up and traffic was blocked for nearly 15 Fortunately there was no one on the portion of the train vyhich left the rails and conse quently no personal The wreck occurred about oclock as the a through was speeding around a curve on the home run for A coal car near the front of the long string of cars suddenly left the and was followed by 16 other some of which rolled down the embank while others remained on the road Only ten of the cars turn ed and a portion of these were badly The rails and cross ties were broken and twisted for a distance of a hundred yards and the roadbed was badly torn the wreck ed cars plowed great furrows in the side of the One heavy rail was twisted into a half Two of the cars which were demolish ed contained scrap another was loaded with iron one or more contained lumber and there were three or four loaded coal and mer chandise All this was piled in heaps and strewn along the The sole contents of one car wan 100 crates of eggs from Statesville and This car did not turn over and only a portion of the eggs were The wreck was reported to head quarters immediately and both the Spencer and Asheville derricks and wrecking crews were sent to the the Spencer crew arriving about 3 oclock and the other several hours Seven of the cars were replaced on the rails and the remain der were moved off the roadbed by the derricks and new crossties and rails were put down as rapidly as the roadbed could be cleared and re The track was ready for traffic by 5 oclock in the but the work of clearing away the wreckage is probably still in prog Some of the damaged goods were sold at the scene of the Fridays wreck was about a mile and a half east the point of the wreck which occurred ten days pre fer small The matter of The matter is now the They can take the dust or THE BKJ MEKTWtt IN Picknrd of Savannah Will Con duct the Micling and Milam Will Have Charge of the Singing For a Great Re ligious Mooting lo Be Held in The Landmark is furnifhcd the following statement for publication The appointed to secure a preacher and a for the great union meeting to be held in Statesville in June fortunate in having already secured both pastor of the First Baptist church of Savan wired his acceptance of the invitation and is to be here on June Ward Milam of Atlanta is the singer secured and he in ex pected to arrive a few days perhaps on Thursday or of the last week of The meeting is scheduled to begin with the Sun day evening May It is the to hold preparatory services in all the churches of the town on Thursday and Friday evenings of the preced ing the opening Pick ards first service will be on Monday June and he is to remain for two Both these workers come with the very best Pick ard is one of the leading pastors and preachers of his denomination and therefore one of the leading preach ers of the Ke is without frills and does not follow or counte nance sensational Further he is reputed to be a very suc cessful revivalist and withal a plain gospel He is known to some of our Statesville citizens and they vouch for him in the strongest possible Milam is the man who has been acting as musical director in the vonderfu meeting that has just been eld in Trinity hose who have witnessed his work here unite in declaring him to be of the finest men for this partic lar work ever He will re iain for the full two weeks of the It is expected that there vill be a chorus choir of at least one undred voices to lead the congrega epo lo Hn Ti Passion Week Services Church The Passion Week services at Johns Lutheran church continue this This evening at the subject will be Mesus disap weeps over rebellious Jeru Wednesday Jesus Christ finds His temple has become a den of thieves and cleanses re buking the Thursday eve He looks into the hearts of Pharisees and uncovers and exposes their sins and The fact that both these men could secured for the particular date originally seems almost Statesville and the ommittee having this matter in harge are to be congratulated on the uccessful and early issue of of ccuring the The whole matter s to be referred back to the central ommittee for its This ommittee is composed of the pastor and a lay representative each ongregation in the This com mittee is called to meet in the pri mary room of Broad Street Metho ist church next Monday night at 8 11 Christ on The seven the sayings of Friday eve Christs burial and at tending G the Sunday school will render a sunrise prepar ed by the Lutheran Board of Publi The offerings at this service will be devoted to home Special Sunday 11 con confession and absolution and The pastors and worshipful public cordially invited to worship with Sunday school missionary for the Blue RidgeAt lantic Methodist will de liver an address on Sunday school work at Fifth Street Methodist church tomorrow evening at Public cordially or the meeting will be It s the sense of the committee that the promise of a great meeting is before one that will really count greatly n the life of the whole It re mains only for the people of the town o give this effort their united and The commit ce feels that it already has this sup Never has there been such a znanimous endorsement of any large enterprise of this character in my cx said one member of the ed on the sidewalk and The resignation of I IlU I r Mitchell as assistant fireman at the iitv water was accepted and West was elected his success or Mitchell resigned because the board would not increase his salary from to the The new nump for the water station was hauled from the depot to the station last vaek and will be installed this The new pump insures plenty of water this summer and better fire plan is being discussed among the aldermen by which an individual shall take charge of BiUingsley hos pital and operate it At his own all patients and physicians to have equal If works out the matter may be settled at the next meeting of the The light committee was instruct ed to place a larger electric transfor mer near Longs Sanatorium so that all light and at the Sanatorium may be Armfield the Sloan now with New Citizen Engages in Business Mohler of has located in Statesville and expects to make his permanent home His family will join him Mohler has opened a general tin and metal shop at 114 east Broad street and will operate the business undei the name of the Statesville Tinning When he decided to leave where he was engaged in the tinning Mohler be gun looking1 around for a good towr and was attracted to Statesville bj the advertising which has been given the town and county as the result ol the many improvements made during the past few He got into com munication with Statesville people ml was furnished with desired in formation about general conditions and when he read the article which appeared in The Landmark a rnontl or so ago showing that the town was spending in the erection ot he was not long in deciding to make his home in tin Best Town in North Heal Estate The Ingram land in Shilol containing 102 wa sold at the court house Saturday b to C Little for Suther has sold his res idence on the Boulevard to J ional hat everybody insists tin Opening Day Amounted Krvct Bank i op Knhblns eoples Loan and Savings iiicli began business had a successful he days deposits totaled In addition to this about 00 in the savings dc lartmrnt after banking this being kept open after on counted in yesterdays The first days business of the new ank recalled to he that 27 years ago the irst day of next May he opened the Xational of which he was Notwithstanding the First National succeeded to the business of Uooper and was he only bank in the its first 13 days after it bowed deposits subject to This shows wondcr ul development in the hanking bus ness in a little more than a quarter if a With three banks in tates vi He and two in fourth in Statesville gets nearly hree times as much money the first day as the only bank in the county tad after it got under way 27 years v At a meeting of the board of di rectors of the Peoples Loan and Sav ngs Bank Saturday the Robbins lot vas purchased from Jenkins Wagner for the amount hey had paid for with interest and cost of transfer added and it was decided to build a banking house on the which is 30x100 and adjoins he court house The law restricts he amount of real property a State mnk may own to onefourth its cap which in this case would be As this was not sufficient o pay for the lot and erect a crcd onelourth of the lot van sold to Brown for and le will pay for onefourth of the the building and lot to cost about It is provided hat if at any time the bank should desire to purchase Browns inter est in the property he will sell it at cost and There has been much demand for additional stock in the bank and later the capital may be increased to If this is done the bank will be at liberty to uy the entire that time full arrangements So mote it be all vay the Club Governors Plan Commercial Atits meeting Saturday night the oard of governors of the Commer cial club to immediately is sue some advertising matter o Statesville and the county and Mr French was appointed chair nan of a special advertising commit which will make recommenda to the next meeting of the French is to select the other members of the Mi Henkel was named chairman 01 a committee which will provide way means for financing the advir ising scheme and MacKes son was appointed chairman of tin membership committee of the club Henkel is to name two otlui members of his committee and Mi MucKesson is to select four niemluM of the club to serve with him as th membership The govern ors decided to hold regular meet in on the evenings of the second am fourth Fridays of each Illicit Distillery Destroyed in Alex Deputy Collector Alexander am Deputy Sheriff Gilbert of StatesvilU and Poole of destroyed an illicit distillery in AU andcr county Friday Tin distillery was located between mountains about 15 miles northwis of near the CahUul county and was complete in ev ery A run hud jus been probably the day biort and material was on hand for siver al move Two stands of beii about 400 were just ready t distill and in addition to this tlur was eight or ten gallons of low The still proper was of copper ami had a capacity of 35 Tlie beer and wine was poured out by the officers and the plant No one was about thu premises when the officers Stephenson is at the Sanatorium for XIW BANKS FWKT DAV FOR THK MAY j BRIEF to Vop0ff School Tuxes Koad fo Bo Extended From fjrond Street the of trccldi Su1 Ulc porior which convenes I he whippoonvills arc for in PUC region and the mercury to i freezing momrng causes ppnor i wnicn dsv were drawn by the j and the liIackKiiakcs are hv commissioners yesterday as idence of spring but snow may fall follows I before Easter is First Marcellus Thornton of First Ben J Lon Ed Jay A Oscar Alex Second Trout John Jake Arthur The commissioners ordered elec tions to be held April 27th in dis tricts 2 and Shiloh and Davidson to vote on the question of abolishing ne special school The board agreed to extend oad from the end of Broad street to he Mocksville road near the old jowrance property owners aving subscribed toward the xpcnse of the A road leading from the Prospect oad at the Lovvrance place to point on the Rowan road near Pos ons store was ordered The board adjourned until today o appoint the uspiees of the Society of Broad Sews of the Three cases were disposed of in the mayors court Carey Bos lamer was arrested on a charge of assaulting Stella but the warrant was withdrawn before the case went to trial and the defendont was released on the payment of the which amounted to While 10 evidence was introduced in the charge against Carey was that he orcibly kissed Miss Smith in the Knox store Saturday The court record shows that Miss Smith requests the withdrawn of hc The defendant made ample apology to her in open t is explained in behalf of these young people that they are good rriends and while making merry Sat urday night the youngman yielded to the temptation to steal a Tlie girl became indignant and later a warrant issued but the girl repented and withdrew the warrant and she writes The Landmark that after apology was made they are now good So alls well that ends Burgess and his Charlotte were found guilty of being drunk and Burgess was released on the pay ment of a fine of and the costs and Charlotte was sent to jail for 30 Eugene Fox and Clark were taxed each for being drunk and woman can be what the st asset that man oj The nation wi mothers and fathers make it through heir children and parents were urg cl to give more time to the training if their children and less to money naking and social The iivorce the modern dances and he modern styles of womans dress vere all condemned in a manner vhich was both impressive and The exGovernor is right of a Postoffice Receipts the Past x The receipts of the Statesville postoffice for the fiscal year which ended March 31st totaled compared with the yoai showing a gain of These figures include only the sale of stamps ami stamped During the past year money orders to the amount of were issued and orders to the amount of were showing that more was sent away through this meth od than was The regular postal receipts quarters during the past fiscal yeai were as follows First quarter second third fourth It will bt noticed that the receipts for the thm quarter were the This is accounted for by the unusual num ber of parcels post packages sent through the mails during the Christ mas Knynul to Deliver Memorial Ad At the meeting of Huugutert of the held with Mrs Wallaceyesterday i was decided to extend an iiwihitioi to Ruynal to dilive tha Memorial Day address lOtl and later in the evening Rayna accepted the In aiMitioi to Memorial Day the distik convention of to be lieu in was also tlisiuosed am it was decided to postpone the con vuntion until the last of A social hour followed the business ses Wallace ii oitertaining by MesJanies H W Bell Civrltou suul Browi the ast named from ixGovernor Glenn Last ExGov Glenn lectured at be court house last night under the Local Workers Street Methodist The speakei was introduced y Turner and devoted a ittle more than an hour in presenting lis timely which he chooses o call The Great National Remedy or fair audience heard and the In explaining is his remedy for evil the proper laining and teaching of this gener ation in the way that they should he Governor took up the various ihases of the subject and presented hem in a forceful Moth rs and fathers were urged to teach heir children and pluck and energy mil teach themselves and their hildren that character is the r ill Business of the Board of At its regular meeting yesterday he county board of education decid ed to copperate with Cabarrus and Stanly counties in union institute for the colored school to be held in Salis jury next as recommended y the State Board of It s believed that the union institute will prove more effective than oepa county institutes because of the small number of colored teachers in he various The board heard petitions for elec tions to vote off special school n Districts 4 of Davidson town ship and 6 and 7 of Shiloh town The petitions of the two first named districts were but that of District was refused because of a lack of the re quired number of The first Monday in May was set aside as the time to hear application for new school The MacDowtU Club Present The Holy City This The MacDowell club will present The Holy a sacred at the First Presbyterian church this uvening at A cordial invitation is extends to the musiclovers of the to heai this famous which is sacred in character ami appropriate as thu words are taken from the The MaeDowell flub win us assist iul by MesdamuH P Steeliand E Gray and M Hovenui1 Thu records in Collector Watts of fice show revenue collections for las1 mouth as follows Lists special tax tobacco and siuitt cigars and a total of which is considerably above tli monthly Collections ot are u thing of thu the liquor in the district havhig beei taxpaid and withdrawn from th government Thornton of capitalist and distinguished spent a few hours in States ville Friday between The commencement exercises of Nebo High McDowell coun of which formerly of is will place April closing exercises of the Troutman Graveyard in Falls town will be held Entertainments in the forenoon at 30 and in the evening at a deputy in the revenue has rented the Phifer residence on east Broad street and will move his family here from Charlotte next week and occupy Cotton picking is still in prog ress in A half dozen or more colored pickers were at in a field on the Salisbury sev eral miles east of Friday About 300 pounds of cotton were destroyed by fire at Brown cot ton gin at Troutman The fire originated in the cotton press and was extinguished before it cd Bost was exhibiting Saturday a deed made June to Milford and conveying to him 100 acres land in Rowan for fifty The deed bcre a mutilated seal of the Holland of Olin cele brated in big style a birthday Sun His Holland of and about 59 others were there and there was plenty to eat and some dozen baskets Agricultural Adviser Arey has enrolled 111 boys in the Iredell corn who will enter the corn growing contests this Poultry clubs have been organized at Oak Grove and Trout man account of the gathering of progressive Democrats in Raleigh to a special rate is made by the The fare for the round trip from Statesville is Tickets on sale today and good to re turn on the The old accounts of the White Company and a lot of the companys ild dress were sold at jtiblic auction at the court house yes Judging the icithcr accounts nor the goods verc in News Logan Turner f Iredell county arrived here Wed lesday on a visit to his Turner is al o looking at farming lands in this part of the country and if he finds anything to suithim may buy and ocate in The regular quarterly meeting f the Iredell County Farmers Un on was held at the court house Sat Only routine business The Union was reported n fine condition and the members re ported farm conditions very en On account of the annual reun on of the United Confederate Veter ans at May the Southern railway will sell round trip tickets from Statesville for Tickets on sale May 3 to May final return limit May By payment of 50 cents tick ets may be extended to June Philadelphia Underselling is moving the Knox Com stock to the storeroom on Broad street formerly occupied by the United Shoe Store and will continue their sale there next The Knox company storeroom will be occupied y Belk who will open a cloth ing and gents furnishing Blaylock of States ville is a member of the spring class of Eckels College of which graduates A number of Statesville people have received invitations to the graduation banquet of the which will be held at Hotel Walton in Philadelphia tomorrow a sou of the late who was for ten years sheriff of and a broth er of Collector a candidate for sheriff in the Demo cratic primaries held yeslonlay Tuscaloosa Watts has lived in Alabama since boyhood and married Clerk of the Federal Court Gill and his Miss Ruth are in Charlotte this week with the Federal Gill accompanied them to The new district attorney and the new W Hammer and appear for the first Lime in their official capacity at this LhuUrwood Probably Returns from the Democratic pri mary held in Alabama in dicate the nominatiovi of Oscar for United States Senator over Communion services Troutman Lutheran church ;