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DEATH LIST GROWING.
MAY PRAY OR SWEAR.
THE WORST YET.
Story of Total Destruction. of Ayutia, Mex., ,
by Earthquake Confirmed.
Mexico City, April 17. Details
of the destruction wrought by the
great earthquake of last Sunday
and' Monday are reaching this
city slowly. A message from
Acapulco today confirmed the
story of the total destruction of
Ayutia. The jail and hospital
collapsed, but the prisoners and
the patients were taken out safe
ly. Factories throughout the dis
trict are in ruins and thousands
of workmen will suffer greatly
from the loss of their homes and
enforced idleness. Ths poitoffioe,
tolegr&pk office and barracks at
Ayutia wew totally destroyed.
Silesian college, in Santa Julia,
which was supposed to have been
earthquake-proof, collapsed. The
roof above the second floor fell in,
when 70 students were in the
building. Although the struc
ture practically fell to pieces, not
one of the students was injured
Many of the students were left
clinging to the beams. The teach
ers, with a number of pupils had
left the building. After the shock
a search was 'made of the ruins
and those within the
takon out. ' In collapsing the roof
was supported on one side by
beams, leaving "a space where
many of the students found mean
of escaping death or injury.
The death list continues
grow. Among the dead are man
members ; of prominent Mexicai
families. In the State of Guer
iero and elsewhere along the Pa
cine coast, the greatest property
loss occurred. In the vicinity
this city severe loss was suffered
by the Mexican City Manufactur
ingCompany, an American con
cern. The damage to the com
pany's works will amount to $50,
000. No great damage was don
in Mexico City.
Some Comments on the Rsc.nt Strange A Horrible Blunder Made by a Newspaper
Utterances of W. T-Stead. Correspondent.
Win, T. Stead, the editor of Greensboro, April 17. From a
the London Review of Reviews, complete investigation it seems
and th chief engineer of the that the report' that Dr. Patter
Pea ""e Conference which has been- son, of Liberty, billed his wife
doing business in New York wth j there yesterday 'afternoon is not
reference to aid iu the movement
for international peace which is
to hecoRsidered at the next Hague
only untrue, but wholly without
foundation. The Observer's cor
respondent was misled by a story
conference, seems to be an all-j given to another newspaper man
round man.. Addressing the New ! by a physician here, who was ap
York Methodist Conference last ! parently fully informed as to the
week, "Are you American church
men willing to take action to se
cuiethe enactment of this law as
an international statute," he
asked, and say that there
shall be a moment's pause be
fore the dogs of war are unleash
ed?" "Amen 1 Amen I" echoed
throughout the church. "Amen
Oh, uodody cares a damn for an
amen unless it leads you to do
something to put into effect youV
prayers," he responded. But he
onened rtfeises at theBroadway
Tabernawi a few days ago wit.i
prayer and then proceeded t de
clare in his sermon that the
Church has no more influence on
peace than a row of pins. Yes,
buildingrMr, Stead is an all-round man.
With equal facility he prays and
cusses in church, but notwith
standing the variation of styles of
language and mutations of tem
per no doubt comforts himself
like the witness who acknowledged
under cross examination that he
had once been indicted for biga
my, once sent to rthe roads for
larceny, and had been in the pen
itenliary for forgery, "but, thank
God," he added, "through it al
I have never lost my religion."
Jumps to Death From Window.
Boston, April 19. Miss Mary
Ji.. lomlinson, of Concord, N. H
committed suicide here today by
jumping from a window in an
upper story of the Parker House
The woman died in the hotel of
flee a few minutes after her leap
Miss Tomlinson came to Boston
yesterday morning. Soon after
alighting from the Concord train
at the north union station she ap
peared at the apartments of Mrs
Ida Berkh'am, at 35 Barton street
waen Mrs. Berkman, to whom
sue was a stranger, asked "her
what she wanted, she replied that
she was looking for a drink of
water. -A few moments later she
pretended to be deaf and dumb
and acted strangely in other re
pects.. .Later she went to the
Parker House. Nothing more
was heard of her until her body
was found today on the sidewalk
Miss lomlinson was a sister of
Irving C. Tomlinson, one of the
defendants in the suit pending
for an accounting of the property
of Mrs. Mary Baker G. Eddy.
Mr. Watson Spotted Them.
L-y Watson is one one of the
best judges of human nature t3 be
found anywhere," remarked
r - ...
mend ot this well-known lawyer
to a Sentinel man today. "I will
illustrate by the Thaw trial. Mr
Watson had expressed the opiu
ion that the defendant would be
acquitted until one day he saw
the pictures of the
t L m 1 1 'mm
mat jury will never acquit
the defendent," said Mr. Watson.
"Eight of these men I would
never have selected. These eeven
here (pointing to them) will vote
against acquittal and this one is
a changeable fellow who is likely
to vote almost any way.' -
"After the jury had failed to
jurors in a
agree, continued the Sentinel's
informant, "and it was known
how the members of tire jury
stood, it developed that five of
the seven men voting for murder
in the first degree were among the
seven,Mr. Wats&n picked out as
men who weuld vote that way,
while the juror he regarded as un
certain and 0Le who would be in
clined to waver, voted first for
conviction and later for' acauit-
al." Winston Sentinel.
Fruit In Tennessee Badly Damaged.
Chattanooga. April 18. Ad
vioes from this district report
damages to the fruit and truck
interest aggregating over$400,000
by the late frosts and cold weather.
Peaches are reported & total loss.
alleged occurrence, and who was
not only ready to 'vouch for the
iistory, but gave other details that
were not put into print. Others
gave accounts of the affair last
How these several men could
have been responsible for the
Upreading of the rumor and giving
the horrible details of the alleged
affair is past all finding out.
The men who furnished -the mis
information were equally as much
surprised as the Observer's corre
spondent and other newspaper
men here when he learned this
morning of the falsity of the
statement. The names of those
from whom the misinformation
was secured can be given by this
correspondent to any one whose
business it is to know. It is un
necessary to add that the news
paper men regret that the story
was published and an apology is
hereby offered the injured parties.
Special to Charlotte Observer
"Preventics1 will" prompt ly
check alcold orthe Grippe "when
takeu early or at the "sneeze
stage." .Preventics cure seated
colds as well. Present ic$ are lit
tle candy 14,eure tablets, and
Dr. Shoop, Racine, Wis,, will
gladly mail you samples and a
book on Colds free, if you wil'
write him. The Bamples will
prove their merit. Check early
Colds with Preventics and atop
Pneumonia. Sold in 5e and 25c
boxes by .Grimes Drug Store.
Having tried aft otherN
remedies, rill you con
tinue to suffer through
Don't W Foolish
Represented Eye Head
aches sa one's vitality
and faring about a gens
eral nervousness break
Let us Relieve Your
Headaches by Remov
ing the Cause.
Save your Eyes and ner
W. H. LEONARD,
Jeweler and Optician,
128 N. Main St., Salisbury, N. C.
Arrested in Lynchbnrg.
Richmond.April 19. H arry
Pugh, valet " for Max Figman
leading actor in ,,rrhe Man in the
Box" Company, from whom he is
charged with stealing $130 -ii
money and a valuable diamond
ring, has been arrested in Lynch
I m t t i i
ourg. ine diamond aud a por
tion of the missing money was re
covered. The theft was commit
ted Tuesday night in Petersburg,
in which city the show wa9 billed,
the actor handing the youth his
purse and gem just before he
was called on for the perform
auce. The boy had been eDgaged
by the actor several days before
in Asheville, N. C . his home.
Chief of Police Ragland, of Peters
burg, has gone to Lynchburg for
tne purpose of bringing ihe young
man back for trial. Special to
Summer School for Teachers.
A summer school for teachers
will be held at the State Univer
sity, June 17th to July 27th. The
branches taught will ci.ver tbe
ordinary high school course. In
each course there will be s x meet
ings a week and regular examina
tiona will be held at the close-of
the term. Teachers are rpquest
tii ... i
ea to do preeenu at tne onenine.
June ltn. Ine only charge lor
for teachers, will be a registration
feeof$3 00; for others, an ad
ditional charge of $10.00 for tui
tion. Board and lodging can be
obtained in Chapel Hill at reas
onable rates, varying from $10.00
to $20.00 a moi:th. Further in
formation may be obtained by ad
dressing Francis P. Venable,
President, Chapel Hill, N. C.
75,000 Deaths From Plague in India.
Simla, India, April 18. There
were Yd UOO deaths trom tha
plague in Iudia during the week
ending April 13. Seventy thous
and of these occurred in Bengai.
the United provinces and the
Punjab. The epidemic began in
the Ptiniab in October. 1897.
- i i
since when nearly a mil hon and a
half deaths have occurred.
at less than Manufac
and. save 25cts to
Sl.OO on the Pair.
We must close out some lines of Staple SHOES at
much less than they are worth to make room for our
-If you don't need Shoes now it will pay you to take
Advantage of these prices and lay them away till you
do need them. Special Prices on Big Lots to mers
POPULAR PRICE FOOT WEAR
M. G. McCURDY, Manager,
Ncrth Main Street. , Salisbury, N. C.
v s Nir v s s i i
FRESH DRUGS, ACCURATE COMPOUND
ING AND PROMPT SERVICE.
The Chostnut Hill Drug Store is the place to have your pre- (k
6criptions nirpd tor the followiny good reasons; !;
e handle none but pure fresh drugs.
Wo have a prescription ist of 22 years experience wh accu
rately and promptly c rnpt undB ail prescriptions sent us.
Our service cannot be equalled for promptness and general
We carry a nice Hne of toilet
patent medicines, etc.
articles, perfumeries, soaps,
We have juet installed a handsome soda fountain and will
disp -nse-all kinds of soft drinks made from pure fruit syrups.
Your patronage is respectfully solicited. !
CHESTNUT HILL DRUG CO.,
C. M. HIGGINS, Druggist. T. A. DENNISS, Mgr.
Loans Doubly Secured.
If you have any money idle or
bringing you leaB than 6, list it
with our Company at once. We'll
lend it for you. Fjrst Mortgage on I j
Real Estate, taking the mortgage)
and note in your name, and in ad
dition give you the
of our Company that both princi
pal and interests will be paid
as they fall due.
We assume all risk and stand
between you and possible loss.
' Our guarantee has more th'an
$20,000 back of it; and, loans
made through our Company have
DOUBLE THR. SECURITY OF A BANK
paying you 6 all the time.
McCubbins & Harrison Co.,
Paid in capital $20,000, Loans,
Real Estate, Fire and Life Insur
ance, Salisbury, N. C. '
. , -F-
Charles W. Woodson, M. D
Medicine and Surgery.
Offers his Professional Services
to the Public. Phone 836.
OFFICE: Wacbovia Bank- Building.
Now is the time to buy a new
set of harness. We have them
lor all purposes and at all prices.
Light driving from $8.50 to $25
Carriage or Surry harness from
$15 to $25. Team Wagon Har
ness, best in town for the money.
We have a job lot of harness
which we will close out at a very
close price. Now is the time to
get a bargain.
Repairing of all kinds neatlj
and promptly done at lowest
Cut this ad. out and bring it
with you and for every $1 pur
chase, or more, we will give a nice
Hartline & Co.
Phone 483, 130 East Inniss St.
CUTS THE PRICE
Owing to the extreme cold weather that we have
had for the past month, there has been very few
spring goods sold, and realizing the fact that they
will-all be bought within a short time, I wish to call
your attention to the fact that it will pay you to visit
my store before you buy. I have a number of very
special BARGAINS to offer you.
I wish to call your attention to a lot of
t( that I have placed on a counter at a great sacrifice.
These Shoes are worth from $1.75 to $2.25 per pair,
Your Choice, 98 Cents.
One lot worth from $1.00 to $1,50
Your Choice, 69 Gents.
I have some very Special Bargains to offer you
in DRESS GOODS, also light weight materials, such
as LAWNS, BATISTE SWISSES, ETC. )
Ask to see our Bargain Counter which we hate
arranged in center of Store.
Give us a call when ever in town.
Always Reiaembsr the Full Name
axatlv EroHio (Quinine
Cures a Cold in One Day, Grip in Two.
oa Boss. 25c.
Men, Women and
Are Things that may be of
- Cured of Rheumatism.
Mr. Wm. Heury, of Chattanoo
ga, lenn., Had rnenmatism jn his
eft arm. "The strength seemed
to have gone out of the muscles
so that it was useless for work,"
he says. "I applied Chamber-
ain s JFain J3alm and wrapped the
arm in flannel at night, and to
my relief I found that the Dain
gradually left me and the strength
returned. In three weeks the
rheumatism had disappeareihand
has not since returned." If vou
are troubled with rheumatism try
a few applications of Pain Balm.
You are certain to be pleased with
the relief which it- affords.- For
sale by James Plummer, Salis
bury, and Spencer Pharmacy,
Spencer, N. C,
Probably a Gift of this Kind would
bn more Appreciated. At any rate
be sure to come in and look over the
Mammoth Stock of Furniture, Car
pets, Rugs, Household and Office
Furnishings, 0 Chinaware,
Lamps, Toilet Sets,
etc., carried by mei
We have a large and varied Assortment in QualN
ties and Prices. You are cordially invited
to give me a call. Very respectfully,
. W. Weight,
West Inniss Street.
Full Line of
& Regina Oxfords
for the Ladies.
The Styles this Season
are simply Beautiful
Vou Get them at
1 m,mm m I