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CONCORD, N. C, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4,1899.
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J T I J i I VIM
MAN KERNS KILLED.
A RECKLESS NEGRO PULLS HIS PISTOL
AND FIRES UPON THE OFFICER
A DEATH BLOW - THE BULLET
STRIKES HIS HEART.
His Wife Reaches Him Shortly After His
Death Two Negroes In JailThe Third
One Escapes A Wife, Child and Moth or
Left A Member of the Ji O. IT. M,
The Funeral Services A 1 ob
Visits the Jail But o up
pressed By Deputies.
Punished for His Action.
On Sunday night when the
others on the streets who were Has Returned from the Hospital,
planning with their crowd to J Mr. Jno. A Cline returned
take the law in their own hands home Sunday morning after lynching crowd was beim' dh-
that night and end the life of spending nearly six weeks in the persed by the deputies and when
the streets were being cleared a
man of our town refused to keep
one or both of the negroes hospital in Philadelphia where
who were arrested the night be- he went to be cured of an attack
fore. The situation was realized of neuritis in his arm and ( going and to Mavor Means com
by our officers and men were shoulder. He is still unable to
deputized to be in readiness in return to his work but his arm
case any trouble might arise, and shoulder has been relieved.
The trouble did arise. The
crowd kept hovering about the !
jail yard and a repetition of the Mr Ernest B Taylor, of Sal
night of the 29th of May, '98 ' isbury, is here today,
seemed to becoming. But to D B Coltrane is spending the
end the life of these two negroes, afternoon in Charlotte.
whn u nv mriv not, havfi I
j XT- Tr t- ii . . m-o
ii;5 xvulu iMcnuisun spent
out at Mr. S W
committed the crime and thus
cur- on an evidence wnicn win White's
be needful for the trial of "Will
Edwards, the third negro, in
On ;)! ( iir.i.v of a reckless, un
lawful ard partly intoxicated ne
irro i he I'l'e of Mr. Will J. Kerns,
wile lot some time has been
gyving as a special policeman
;uul sin 20 the tirst of tlie month
been put on duty on account
(: Chief Tfarris leaving, was
airht auddeiilv to an cud when
was making an elTort to en
force the K!w andpreservi - pi'ac".
las-. Saturday nigiit after
: - aiming from his work at the
Uenoi he sU;j'.efl at 1 ':o'.r.e.
which is .'', slC'"vI h ''.!- on
:. .-:(. f.e t!'P(t,
;.'o ii .;, 1 1 'A ; " x
ale his lu'oeji. .W"i getting
w;: a few steps away from the
house CO! ;! Ur- ; v 111(4
thi'ee negroes, Will fvl wards,
(. . ami Robert Richard -
i he coiiiiiei ihai fol
:, -,"e to lepelid Oil tiie
: the negroes. Ac-
turned and view . :
of the officer. . :
street witli his nuu at one hand
and his pistol in the other.
The sad new-; was quickly
Mrs. Jas. Deaton and chil
dren returned to Charlotte this
case he is caught, should not be inorirr-o"
done and men, who are equally , , .
i -i , -i -i iii Morrison Fetzer returned
as anxious that leath should .homo this morni from Ashe-
meted out to the murderer of v.jie
Mr. Kerns, formed -themselves
at the jail poreh and were de-
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termmcvi t. at ih:s moo snor.i i home near Harrisburg.
not lyncii - negroes. j iu
mand to move he respended rj;it
he would not move until he got
ready. But his refusal caused
his arrest and lie was lodged a:
jail. Next morning he was tried
and his actions, resisting the
means taken by our law-abidir.g
men to keep peace, to let justice
be meted out and to relieve doubt
'as to the irnilty person, cost hhn
-t.&D. Another one was
up but not con h' t -d to
this time he lias : : : ;
with by the law.
eo : !
Mack Uojrer Svmls
AVe have received a iu
tlie supposed signature oi'
Jav Harris, of the Sav-1 Bo-er' negro wlio so4,e time
ings bank, is off today at his a- shot J(ss,i K' y-) v.-ith
some kintt oi ex as-' for s1hm,t
Mr W K Mnr.flnvtov of tbo
mob could be easily discerned in . Now York w w . registered
( at tlie St. Cloud hotel today.
Cf!1'1' ( ) 1
r. Kerns uiot
. Kerns informed
- tl:":- Ce t:W J he
be tak'en u) town.
( i i "t r eo ;.:':') :
hot h.! hi in as hie
billg. As 1o the
.en t lbs time 'anl
the two nwgroes.
lai'dson, e'in not
w,y lb;., Ki hwh
(biSioi and tire.i
u now not whet her
trnek th" of-ict-r.
. . -i ii .i i i I Miss Edna Lowe and mother,
break these two negroes were jail fence and when the leaders 0f Lowesville arrived here this
fo.und sleeping in a house at the of the intended work would call morning. They are visiting at
depot. The house was entered for more help to take the jail by j Mr. Will Bingham's.
and tho negroes put in jail. An force the outsiders would show j r j-0f Qarr Qf Rock
effort was made vet that night to their disapproval of such an act Hill, spent yesterday here at Mr.
and would stand perfectly still. ; M E Castor's. He and his fam-
capturo Edwards but in vain. A
largo pos-; wr. - Sunday
morning sarerbin oomes of
negroes beyond the depot, de
spite the refusal of some of the
negroes to allow it. definite
news could bo obtained as to
what direction he took' after
passing the depot. Numbers
think that he hoarded i freight
train which pas.- b . . after
wards. Tint FI'NI'tRAL COXDl'i. 'TED.
The body of Mi. ms was
taken to the home ihw! ht and
the funeral conducted Sunday af
ternoon at- Ro.)kv lh:b':'e b.y Rev.
T W Smith. Mr. iw was a
member of Cannoville Council
No. 2) of the Junior Order of
Cn'te I Amerh r-n M hau w.
Mayor Means plead briefly but
pointedly to the mob citing to
them the efforts that 'are being
made to caniuro the third one 1 companied his niece, Ollie
ily returned home this morning.
Mr. Jno. B Sherrill spent
this morning in Salisbury. He
I fW O'..
at different points in North and
South Carolina, also pleading to
them to spare the lives of the
two jailed one's that (their evi
dence may be used to find the
guilty person. Mr. W G Means
also made a few remarks The
mob would not mover away and
made threats that they would
have their men. At last, seeini:
that some other means were
necessary, the lawful one in
formed the mob that lives woukl
be lost before the jail was enter i
ed, and at once mad-' a rurh into
the crowd commtuukn them to
Council iua o-.iv attended disperse. The mob gave oa-"k !
i!wwl and look pari. Mr. and tho deputies coutmuo-l to i
was a young man of I'a order them out u:;t"l ew ,;ei!
of line appoaranee. and ' yard was cleaie b n . his rasi"'
woy'ne; a -w' we orlicer. i whole attempting to taKo a
:-e-ired only a few miles j prominent member of the mob
! -be de-oot and has no1 out Mr. hi a' iJobte aim She
1 L ,
ly a year, lie ruar-j t'ecK were s rncu ov m.- ,
Vates i'raeaber taouirli mi );a,iy iw-ri.
Sherrill, that far on her return
1 rAriGx 1
. f t-riD s.
ing Jesse. We iiave found, by
comparison that this note is not
Mack's handwriting and if iw
has any exsuses to make let him
seek other sources to prove h.V
innocence. THE BEBTuJoinpL'lON r'Oli
aud fever is a bottle:'. Grov .' ; ltjtt
les3 Oliill Tonic. Never fails ' - uro:
Then why experirue:.t vit! ..-.."titV
imittvtion? Price 5U ct Yov :
money back if it faik to curt .
Thinks fill's Vvt i n s T w ; I
Col. J R Ashe, secretary am:
treasurer oi York Cotton Mill, it
is said, is not a gambler, but s
willing to bet si. (too that : '
cian Neil 1 is mistaken in lbs e
timate of the cotton crop by w.
least 1,XXmh.)i) bales, a ;1 '1:
there will not be : l.'ooo.o o ba: -
raised in the Sou;!.i thi -e.- .M
Comes from Tr. D, fb ("' - b' , W
Washita. I T. Ifev s: "!-r br
ties of Electric Jiittt-.T-Inh ("- a. 1
Brewer ot scrofula, vb.-: : a ;oa .
her great sr.licriM 1 ? .w.-. 'i'-iothi.
sores would bre-U: t u.i L w a-...1 .r bl
face, and the best doctor.-! cai 'a l
help: but her cure i ;;.
heaith is excc-llenb'1 '.Lb a
thousands have pmv'h -bi:
Ibtiersis too '-ot . a.
It's the Miire?-.. i ; . . a a ;
tetter, salt rlu.ua:. .a :
ninpr sores, j- .--rit.w . a .
and bowels. e'O" l .
tion, builds up tin; m
cents, tiolu ,il I'W( .
t . . -
Ti; ad. Yates, 'of Cannon- one of
aays that lid
aia;s. only sb.o one'
.her says H e or i'
;;. iviwards hur-'a-1'
a.ud haas not .sine
; rou i I -
and forbt.a ring bus-j lbs trioiK
la. TCerns, ha.d ic.hdo SherilT 1
. i I T
t t'"e?n here v uno ai e. u.
o! a a
he los ' about while attem e
1 - e
Tkie Summer is nclea
The Harvest is Fast.
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i WJioie i.
v.a i "i
1 I ! t 'a ( i t'
towards tlie deoot
faces Sunday when the news of ; honor to
a a:a e -; .
i ! (3 crowd
bli was tviven.
iruaru was i
lie also sent tnrouirn tne .a'e.eis.
I . . i i- i . i tliii: t iniii :i fVA'.Vi! W:- S eel
, . ,! 4 had a. mother iivmr w.ui n:m i 1
:'I IHIU illiU l MlUt , , , , ...III. ..I-w.4 ,v,u. r
lh(3 l,e!loe.s, . . fvnwvl ..mI 1-tionor! ni( btlereut !
Drecede her to the irrave. j iUlu-u "'" j
life of parts ot i-own. li was. a
tut cusDersum oi iiie m:
Everybody and their biiir-folk know
BELL, HARRiS & CO
v. hiche'ver one it was, entered ! ou 1
iliolmvmi oi thonfrbpf v;t vitrei It is sadto think' of tin
tho heart and killhiLT him almost Une lio this man hem-cut otTon
tantly. 'J?ot h negroes say that ! account ot the disregard of our
'b-hearb Mr. Kerns exclaim,
"'a ad ha. ve mercy." Mrs. Kerns,
who of course heard, tlie shooting
soon ran to her husband but too
late lo iina him living. The life
of Mr. Kerns was ended. This
Took place almost in front of Mr.
Turner's home and it was about
ten minutes before 12 o'clock.
As re oy stated, two of the ne
groes; Kieardon and Carr, re-
laws by a reckless negro, and to
more talk ot iyuemng
THE XE'JKOKS HEJ
tee :baee to buv it and don't you forget it. Car lots, spot
; - ; fbe best factories in the United States at our command ,l'vs
t , u , iKut in LOW PRICES. AY have bought to sellwo seh,
; , v .;: tban't. Have you seen our line of ' betures jut m- u"'h
i :?ej like it ever shown in Concord. Price- ramre froai -'r to s:J.ra).
i rbis tln sight. Just the thing for Hriba. Ibrtliday oi any
- o'hor 'kind of Presents. 'New line of moulding just. in. l,;(-oir..
ib Frames made on hort notice..
Robert Kic'iaidsou and iom.
loved one. ip.iw tbo two nei-oes who wei"e I
attempted A lynching. jailed baturday night. Quite a Apg SttlCtlV M li lOS BUSifiCSS
On Sunday afternoon shortly number of witnesses were sum-. f f '
urAni .n.a.-mn. moned for the trial, and it will
IH J'Oie VltlllV lilt DUtXL.Tli'-lu uuiu
think of the griefstricken and j As we go to press t: s abb-i
sadln.irtod life companion whosej noon, a preliminary trnb ia
4- i Irnss held n the court noa.-e o
face is buried m tears ,or heiRbert Iichaidsoll and Tor
it I i
hers of persons who only were amJunt of timej but wilf aid j
inquiring as to the capture of much in the settling of prevalent !
the third negro while there were reports.
MM . .
ARRIS & CCEPASY.'