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CONCOliD, N. C, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1899.
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A PRELIMINARY TKIAL.
1 !sc Two Negroes, Tom Carr and Kobt.
Ilit hardson, ilo Upon the Stand and
Totify as to the Shooting of Police-
iikui Kerns Kotli Negroes Taken
Dark to Jail.
, t )n Monday afternoon at 3
, iVl-.vl: the two captured no-U:-o..
Tom Carr and Robert
i; hardson, were brought from
!;;.' jail and arraigned in the
r ;ri room before Esquires W J
il :i and .las. N Brown. The
:..'-roes were informed of the
t-: Kirir' against them and were
; .!) the preference of a prelim
in hearing- or else go back
: jail to await the Superior
. . urt. Both asked for a prelim -h-vy
!r. L M Archev was called
u-eti tile stand, stating that he
v :is called to attend Mr. Kerns
1 ;:i that Mr. Kerns had been
. lift eon or twenty minutes
;,!'. i possibly longer when he
wImsI him. Thinks it was a
:: ' ibre pistol ball. Shot
through the heart.
T ':u appea ra net1 of wound
. ;i:tii that lie must have been
up(n from one side slightly
-'.;;( I of directly in front.
A young man. Will Johnson.
' im siaycd a i Mr. Kerns house,
--worn, lie was with Mr.
Ivtiis at house about live min
iivs before his death. After
!r. Kerns left he heard six shots
and saw a negro come running
by, ;md two more then came by
walking fast. Went to back
porch and talked a short while
"o DaveHaana then went up and
found Mi-. Kerns Ivinir with his
t in ditch. Thinks the same
-'-to'- that went by the house
r:i! icing fast came hack and
''''-'d at the body of Mr. Kerns,
.ulolphus !- !niinger went
i -d.ujd and at once recog-
' ' i i)Ia(dv'negro.TomCarr,as
o lie saw at Jas. Walter's
Saturday night. Carr
'. d some tobacco and Ed--.
;he negro that has es
some salmon. Some little
:on followed b( it ween Mr.
' h. :.aiii--er and the - negro, Ed
i as to the pronunciation of
word "salmon." The negro
' a i ad and Mr. Penninger told
g o a v.-; i y and the o tl ior t w o
- . -ailed Edwards but he
d that Hie would not go
i he '.:ot ready, and would ah
d d man to run over
They left the store talk
at d went toAvards depot and
' ' 'iv,rd pistol shots.
Robert Richardson, one of the
'. ' es, went upon the stand.
' -to y about at the store coin
" 'i;' with the other accounts.
" -m vs that he dropped behind
'"w si ps as they went down
' 'vu!ds the depot. Edwards
i Carr were walking along
4 s and boasting of tlieir
'-, Mr. Kerns met them and
1 : ' -:-ai what that cursing
l'' ' S'"(!w:m'(N answered
' : ' d don't remember
:- . id'i'ti 1 hen a-id
' a 1 ..; : .'. to cui'ir and
: va. E. I a rd
' 1 v i!.it yon no
' h" vah 1 s ; ! i : '
aa.d i i : i o '
shot two more times then gave a
loud hollow and stepped across
the ditch, then said 4 'Lord have
THE COLLEGE OPENS. I The Enoch ville School Closed. Mr.
A Young Child Slightly Scalded-Pro-; At a meeting of the trustees of
. the Jbmochville Hirh School Mon-
S" riser. Here,
mercy." Thinks Edwards shot tied Mt,nB-A Won T n. u
(iiven the Younff Men The Police Re-
twice before Mr. Kerns shot
either time. Then went on down
to house across the bridge and Written for The Standard.
j continue the school until the sec-
ond Monday in November, at
j which time Prof. F B Brown will
when the alarm was given went Mt. Pleasant, Sent, 5. About take charge of it, with Miss Mary
back with Hill Lucky and his wife foi.ty students are now in attend-, 1 Barrier as assistant.
! and saw the body. Didn't see Carr ance at xorth Carolina College. ! closing of the school was cs
i from the time of the first shot
until I saw him at the bridge,
j Edwarns was near the bridge
j when Mr. Kerns was shooting at
j him. Prom where he stood it
j seemed that Edward'a pistol was
1-nnintnrl :it liim (Ttic vi rn TTo
Thebabvof Mr. Bob Johnson. !br the death of the principal, W
white sitting at the table last Prof C H Black who died last
Sunday mornin- overturned a 1 woek- during his sickness Rev.
cup of hot coffee and scalded its- jV R Stickley taught but his
self very badly. I dut'es as pastor ancl teacher were
r -j T . r, i more than he could attend to.
Mrs. Jane Jerome, of George-
home. While here she was i-iven I M1 ltODl- 01b oi Salisbury, ,
- i , -j i-i is here today
a surprise party by the older. J
Rev. Prof. C. L. T. Fisher and
Rev. W P McGhee, of Pine
ville, is here.
Mr. H A AV..1
had no conversation m bed that I
i ni 4-. L.J. r oil, has returned to her!
XL l lit 1 111 I Ulll X : . i 'V LI L I i tJ
shooting. About halr .an hoiTr
after he saw the bodv of Mr.
Kerns, IMayor Means came down
and arrested him.
The other negro, Tom Uarr. lamuy. oi unarioue, are v:sning. Parks King went ovei
! came upon the stand. Conver- Rev. Prot. H. N. Miller. j Cnarlotte this morning.
sation the sanu about the store. ' Miss Esther Mibou, ,! Alb--' - ,T. , . ihii sill?j"K hr uu
Eilwnrds en tn dmvn street mnvln IvkIuhhi v: Iik? ; -1 i .. i ' -meetings tiKU
iJiiw iv ' " - i- v iiiit lone, was nere tociay.
talking about the way that "white Mrs. Jake Misenheimer's has re'-!
u i - Mrs. Laura Lowe leit this
eiiii. the sweet
singer, of Ailauta. ()., arrived
j m ..own Moivi;;;; j: v: : :s tfie
! guest of Rev. B L'ley rIog(. Mr.
j "VVolfsohn has cor.:..: Uj condiict
man fPennmcrei) had treated turiKHi to Ium- 1iomo
i- " it i 4 . i -.-j ' ' " . -i ' i morn inLr after spending yester- Wfui l.-riov-.i
him. Officer asked what the smi es bloomed tor a few davs. I rv T... tJo t-,.... aw n unovii
CllhHr WKnlwllt tullVMlvl1 TO- 1 m t iwi' -l-wr nvn ,rWIimv.,l .,,,-31 ' " ' ' 'UCedSllO 'l 11 1 1 VkI U C t i O U tO Noi'tll
Wednesday ev(nii at the Bap
tist church. Mr. 7olfsohn is
this Stii e and
plied "none of your d d busi- have passed away
Mr. Kerns told him to
come ana jo wun nun. "i am l ,)Mm,in MVO otonrii
going nowhere" Edwards re- lrrtCte(1 meeting at Cold Springs
plied and stepped back then lhis weok
commenced shooting at Mr.
Kerns. Shot two or three times
tiiivi Ltiii, ,1IVVI' 'college students on the colle-e
When he got nearly to the j c.mipus.
bridge heard Mr. Kerns say.
T , , 4 i Chas. A. Phnh)s, of Concord,
"Lord have mercy' ent on' 1 ' .
i . , M. i -, j has been with us again lor the
to his home with Richardson i
i ei;r ou ri;ir
and met two negroes at the door, J
and told them that he thought
Will Edwards had killed a man
Mr. S J Lowe is here today j Carolina people, th has smi-
l : i i 1 l i i 1 i ii.i i i
i mr ins; nfiiis;inn m (mn(K in ;i mnwr m i no iii'iii'Mivi i?n
Quite a number of our young shil)pd to Charlotte, where he;()f the United Statr,.. ' 'jjeis th.
j Broughton's gj-(at tt'1
The ladies will, on next Friday
night, give a reception to the
A Baptist protracted meeting
'will begin here next Saturday
In ten or fifteen minutes went i niht conducted by the Rev. G.
back and saw bodv. Wont bkj W- Henderson, of Blaine, Mont
the second time. Was standing
two or three steps in front of
Edwards at the time of tin?
shooting. Says lie was about
ten steps from Mr. Kerns. Says
he walked down towards the
bridge with Richardson and that
Richardson's statement about
that they were not together un
til nt the bridge, is untrue4. It
Richardson dropped behind he' them and Tucker, thinking he!
didirt miss him.' Last time he was wronged, resigned. j
saw Edwards he was running.! Mr. J. M. Tise. of Wiusion. a!
Says that if there was any boast- junior in college here last year. ;
ing as to their grit he did "not bus accepted the tutorship of!
remember it. Said he told Mr. the preparatory department this
Moans he didn't know Edwards, iyoar. t
Had been staying with Edwards j Ml, Horac0 KaiTier j,.ft vA
about throe weeks. Confessed
Monday evening two negroes,
Bill Miller and John Shankle,
thought to play a joke on our
police. Shankle ''played drunk"
and Miller reported his condi
tion to Mr. Tucker, who arrested
Shankle. Upon finding out tin,
ioke he arrested Miller too. The
ma vor found no bill ngainsl
-, - t . - "'-i'. i musical director
ana ivnss Mna lowo win leave
Mr. Will Morris and wife
went over to Charlotte this The Lawn E'arty Tonii
morning. Mr. Williamson Mor-! Tonight on the lawn at the
ris and. wife are expected home ; Qdell mills crcami", ices, cakes,
tomorrow night from their bri-1 . , .n , . -. , , , , v
it. . 1fP -n ; etc., will be servec b Lho ladies,
dal tour to v aynesville. rM1 ' . : , ,
The Concord band wi;; be there
! and furnish miTsic for the
I CAKES I
THE BEST PKESCiUPTJO:; FOK
and fever is a bottle r' Grove's Taste
j less Chill Touic. iVevr foil- to rnre:
I Then why experiment v. ::L ( -hlese
i imitatioub? Price i- ceiits. Yonr
monev lack if it fails t-- nr".
Comes from J"r. D. ?. C-m;':' of
I Washita. I T. lh wr.Jes: hot-
ties of Electric Bitteiv h i- i.J. Mr,s.
Brewer of scrofula, v iwd caused
her great sn Hiring .for years. Terrible
sores would break out on her head and
face, and the best doer M i'ive no
help: but her cure c rii.-rc end her
health is excellent.'' Thi sIiot.-s-that
th.ousnnds hnvr prcv !, t!i;.f Kh-ctric
5itters is the txsr .;. ; ; :;:'!' r hn.Avn.
it's the supivitM- 'rt-n- 1- v " ' crvrna,
I m ' j tetter, salt rlieue u!c i . run-
l' I LiU'Tt l I ning sores. It stimuU.-. 1: v f . 1 :dneys
1 l laud bowels, cmxms lo? 1m ", di-c-
U U 1. I f ill ll jtion, builds up the vti -J... .. J:iIy r,'j
! cents. Sold at Petzei'.- i)ru; btcr.-.
The Summer is
that the sluiemetit he made to!
this morning for a fev ih'.ys
1 ioT in Cpjo lotte.
1 Mr. Means thai uiirhi ihat lie ;
(didn't know anything ahout tho j Mrs. H- - Pattijrson. of Mary- j
! shootin- was false. Didn't have land, has aeeeptod a pressor- i
-ivin hi rnns.e :it AiOiit. A ar.t)'IU
any pistol that niht and never; ship m mil
Slie will )roi)abIj
il,,.-!,.., DeniHT the stato- ! this yoai
hnont that he had ever said any- i here this week.
I tiling ahout if Mr. Kerns ever-j -.-e
tried to arrest he would get ; A Suspicious ml o auufu.
arrested. Never knew Mr. i Some Ihtie exeitement aros
! Kerns from any other omcer. ve Monday nit-'ht wiien a tele
i He is from near Cleveland hi j p10110 message came tlr . .
! Rowan county. picious iHirro ha:L he-.. at'
Jack larefoot. a yoaiiir man, at Xewell.
' stated that he and his woo mat
Till-: TIME TO
The Harvest Is Past.
Everybody and th-ir kin-l'(lk know th;P
BELL, HARRIS & CO.
met three negroes near
One had pistol
; 1, mid .-mot her one had
he eiie ho irnew
(ne. sa. id. tiia!
loaded. I'or 1 '
1 . i: 1 d ack
at his ixun
trial h.ere. '
down ! a -r
loe:;imr at h
int'oianeu ' r-
e to buy it and don't yon forel :f .
-i faetories in idle riiibvi. States ,
-r,A in EOAV i 'ES
i ; ,'i . Have y n ien.
shown hi v ' :;!.:
, i u siu'ht. dust ;i'
(dar iots. p'd
r. . -a.r . con ma' a. t
i)OUL''!jt tO so! 1 - V.''
v. . -
... -i ami
a ,u ry a n:
Uala mill an
'Mled to ii'et
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