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Salisbury, N. O., Wednesday, Sept. 6, loos.
Wm, H. Stewart, Editor
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An Executive Session at Greensboro
Greensboro, Sept. 2. There
was a gathering together here
last night of seme of the directors
of the aim oat lost sight'of corpora
tion known as the Tar Heel Daily
Publishiner Company. Two of
the most conspicusus of those ab
sent were President H. L. Grant,
of Raleigh, and First Vice-Presi
dent Charles J. Harris, of Ashe-
Congressman Blackburn arrived
on a belated noon train from
Washington, and found several of
the faithful awaiting his coming.
There w:.8 an executive session of
the directors held in the Tar Heel
Club rooms last night. Among
those present were Messrs.
Couch (private secretary to Black
burn) Laws and Bivens, of Wilkes
county, Locg, Wagoner and
Brown, 6f Iredell, J. Y. Hamrick,
of Cleveland, and G. L. Patterson
MB. W. B. SMOOT LEAVES.
A Prominent Merchant Determines to
Enter the Legal Profession.
Mr. W. B. Smoot, manager of
Smoot Bros., and R gers' clothing
housejacPf or ten years or more
one of Salisbury's most prominent
business men,lef tTuesday morai
for ChaDel Hili. where- he w ii
pursue the course in law. Whe i
he has completed his studies ne
will apply to the Supreme court
for license and may remain in Sal
isbury to practice his profession
1 It is no surprise to Mr. Smooi's I
nti mates that he has taken this
step. His earliest ambition as a
boy was to enter the legal profes
sion and but for circumstances
over which he had no control and
which required bis unremitting at
tention to th8 mercantile life, tie
would have long since started up
on a legal career.
Mr. Smoot is of a family noted
for its splendid intellectual' ty and
is himself a man ; of no ordinary
ability. He is a :son of the late
Rev. Dr. Smoot, one of the pio
neers of Methodism in Western
North Carolina and a brother of
Rev. T. A. Smoot, of Durham,
and Mr. A. L. Smoot, register of
deeds of Rowan county.
Glenn Congratulates President
Raleigh, Aug. 30 Governor
Glenn telegraphed President
Roosevelt as follows: "Accept
congratulations snd endorsements
of vour monumental work' of
bringing about peace .between
Japan and Russia."
Mrs. Bullock Executrix.
Mrs. Augusta H. Bullock, of
Spencer, has qualified as exeuctrix
of tbe estate of her late husband,
Engineer H. Bullock.
Lexington Citizen Here for Treatment
Mr. W. H. Walker, of Lexing
ton, is at the Central Hotel, where
he is being treated by Salisbury
surgeons f ot an abcess which hasx
recently threatened grave results.
An operation performed this
week proved of great relief and
Mr. Walker's 1 condition is very
LANE FOUND GUILTY.
The Long Drawn Out Case of C. W
Lane is Ended
One of the most interesting as
well as important cases tried at
this term of Rowan Superior court
was that of the State against
Contractor C. W. Lane, of West
Virginia, who was charged with
enticing laborers from this State
in violation of the immigration
laws of the State. The trial con
sumed more than a day and a half
and the jurv late Fridrday af
ternoon returned a verdict of
guilty. Mr. Lane, through his
PROF. E. H. MILLER IS INJURED.
His Left Wrist Badly Sprained.
Brother Also Hurt.
Prof. E. H. Miller, principal of
Franklin Academy, and his broth
er, Mr. Rose Miller, were both
painfully injured in a runaway
about two miles from Salisbury
Thursday. They were returning
to their home at Zeb f i'om Salis
bury and were driving a - mule,
which became frightened at a team
coming upon them from the rear.
Mr. Miller cluncr to the reias
which snapped like thread and
both occupants were thrown out.
Prof. Miller's injuries while not
of a yerioui character are verv
painful t;nd he will be unable to
use his ien txvm for several weeks.
His brother's hurt is confined to
bruises on the face and body.
MB JOHNSTON TO WED
Ceremony Takes Place September 12,
at Her Home.
A wedding announcement, with
out cards, but of exceptional in
terest, is that which is first made
Mr. Will M. Johnston, of this
city, and Miss Jessie Sims are to
be married Tuesday evening,
September 12, in Spring Hill,
near Concord, at 8:15 o'clock.
The ceremony will be performed
in the brides home, after which
the young people will spend their
honeymoon in Old Point Com
fort and Washington City. They
will then return to Salisbury and
live with Mr. and Mrs, Thos. P.
Johnston, the parents of the
Miss Sims is a young lady of
uncommon beauty. She has visit
ed Salisbury often and is popular
here. , She is tbe daughter of ex
Sheriff John A. and Mrs, Sims, of
Cabarrus county, and her family
history is splendid Mr. John
ston wins a fine woman. And tbe
bride captures an excellent roan.
He has an honored and esteemed
family. The city has no better
young man and the twain weds
wisely and well.
Messenger Boys Strike.
Charlotte, N. C, Aug. 30. The
fifteen messenger boys employed
in the local office of the Western
Union Telegraph Company went
on a strike this afternoon at 2:30
o'clock, when their demands for a
cent additional on each message
delivered was refused. The boys
received 1 cents per message,
which was not satisfactory, They
want 2i cents
MBS. ALBEBT LEONARD BUBNED.
She Survives in Agony for 4 Soun
and Tells the Story of the Tragedy
Mrs. Albert Leonard, of Trad
ing Ford, Eastern Rowan,, met a
fearful death Thursday afternoon.
Horror added to horror was the
fact that she lived in consciousness
four hours in awful agony, plead
ing piteously with the attending
physician to spare her the suffer
ing by terminating her life.
Mrs. Leonard was alone in the
kitchen at her home yesterday
afternoon preserving fruits, Mr.
Leonard being in Salisbury on
jury duty and the children of the
family distant from the kitchen.
The fire was going out when Mrs;
Leonard poured oil upon the dying
coal, hold the can within a foot of
the open stove. In a second the,
flames shot upward, the can ex
ploded and Mrs. Leonard was
ablaze. She ran to the yard but
her clothing was already burned
from her body and from neck
to feet she was a crisp. Ex
hausted, she fell to the ground,
where she was found a little
later in torture. She was re
moved to a house and 8 physi
cian immediately summoned but
one glance satisfied his skilled eye
that she was beyond mortal aid.
Morphine was administered in
copious quantities to ease the pain
but the unfortunate woman suf
fered greatly until her death at 9
o'clock. The house and household
effects were destroyed by fire.
Mrs. Leonard was but 28 years
old and was greatly esteemed for
her many womanly qualities'. She
m m m 1 1
is survived oy ner nusoana ana
The deepest sympathy is felt for
Mr. Leonard, who is an industri
ous and well to do farmer, in hi
Arthur Wyatt, a Charlotte Negro,
Knocked Silly at Passenger Station.
Arthur Wyatt, a Charlotte ne
gro, was hit in the back of the
head at the passenger station last
night and knocked to all fours. An
ugly wound was inflicted and the
man was immediately given medi
cal attention. Neither the assailant
nor the weapon used is known but
it is believed brass knucks were
BASINGEB COMPANY MOVES.
Will Retain its Present Quarters as
The Basinger Carriage & Har
ness Company has moved its me
chanical depaatments to the new
quarters near tbe passenger depot
and the greater proportion of its
employes will be employed there.
The commodious building on
Council stree t which the compa
ny's business has outgrown will be
used as a salesroom.
Mr. Sifterd Returns to Salisbury.
Mr. W. L. Sifferd, for several
years a resident of Salisbury, who
moved to his old home in Locke
township last year, has returned
to Salisbury and will resume his
residence here. Mr. Sifferd is a
desirable citizen and Salisbury ii
glad to own bin again
INCREASE III POSTOFFICE RECEIPTS
An Index to the Increasing Volume
of Business Here.
The increase of business done by
the Salisbury postoffice does not
abate and a comparison of the r e
ceipts for August 1904 and August
1905 shows a gain of nearly 50 per
cent. The receipts for the month
of August last year amounted to
11,074.46, while for the month
just ended they aggregated $1,582.
79. The money order business has
more than doubled, in many in
stances more than trebling last
year's business in this department.
Resolutions of Respect
Whereas, The all-wise Ruler
of the universe has seen fit to
take from us and from his labors
our beloved brother, Albert Sidney
Whebxas, Our brother has
shown in his death how to die as
he had shown us in his life how
to live, therefore
Resolved 1, That while we do
not understand why, in the early
days of a life so filled with bright
signs of usefulness, he should be
taken from us, we bend our hearts
in humble submission to the will
of our Heavenly Father j who
knows all from everlasting to
2. That Winona Council No.
18 Jr. O. U. A. M. has lost one of
its best and most useful . members
and that a place is made vacant in
our Council, our . community,
State and county, which we do
not see how to fill; but we are in
spired to live more consecrated
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and useful lives and to show more
patience, charity and brotherly
love, because of his life among us.
3, That we extend to his aged
mother and the members of the
bereaved family our deepest sym
pathy in this time of great afflic
tion, assuring them that he lived
his life well.
4, That a copy of these resolu
tions be spread on the minutes of
this Council and published in each
of our city papers and copies fur
nished the family of the deceased.
By order of the Council. This
the 29th day of August, 1905.
R. Lee Wright,
J. L RSNDLEMAN,
ROWAN'S FIRST BALE.
Raised by John Locke Link, Bought
by Overman & Boyden.
Mr. John Lock Link, one of the
most progressive and prosperous
farmers in Rowan county, brought
tolSalisbury Friday the first bale of
cotton raised in Rowan county
this season. The baleweighed 550
pounds and Mr. Link received 121
cents a pound for it from Over
man & Bovden. Last season's
first bale was marketed on August
Dr. Kluttz Returns to Hew Mexico
Dr. W. Clarence Kluttz, who
has been visiting his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. L. Kluttz -for the
past three weeks, returned Sun
day to New Mexico. Dr. Kluttz
has been entirely restored to
health by the climate of his new
home and he contemplates return
ing to Salisbury to resume the
practice of his profession within a
RAILROAD SUIT COMPBOMISED.
The Estate of Jefferson Lewis, De
ceased, Gets $1,500.
Messrs. R. Lee Wright and Ed
win C. Gregory, counsel for the
administrator of the estate of the
late Jefferson Lewis, compromised
a suit against the Southern Rail
way Company yesterday for
11,500. Mr. Lewis, it will be
remembered, was killed last year
by a Southern train while going
to the Spencer station to meet his
son. The defendant company al
leged that the deceased was in
toxicated at the time.
DUNN'S MOUNTAIN SOLD.
Although the deed has not yet
arrived, really nothing stands in
the way of an early consummation
of a deal in granite that has es
pecial interest to Salisburians.
A party composed of Messrs.
L. H. Clement, Senator Overman,
J. C. McCanlessand a Mr. Rooch,
bought this week the property ly
ing between Dunn's Mountain
and the Whitney quarry. A su
perintendent has been, selected
and work is now being done on it.
For the immediate present the
operation of the new quarry is
pretty much on its present scale,
but of course . is to be increased
This is considered a most valua
ble property and will be especial
ly so since it has fallen into the
hands of such enterprising gen
HYMN STOPPED PANIC.
Electrician Threw it on a Screen
During a Stampede in a Church.
Norfolk, Aug. 31. The pres-
ence of mind of an electrician
operating a stereopticon at the
First Baptist church here here last
night prevented what promised to
be a serious panic. As it was, a
partial stampede occurred. Two
electric liees became crossed dur
ing an ilustrated sermon by Rev.
Dr. Calvin S. Blackwell. The
church was thrown into darkness,
and part of the congregation start
ed on a mad rush for the doors.
The operator of the stereopticon
iashed a hymn on the sc en and
the choir began singing, which
calmed the congregation until the
lights were turned on.
CHESTNUT HILL WINS AGAIN.
Took a Game From Cooleemee Satur
Chestnut Hill's crack ball team
overcame Cooleemee again Satur-
day afternoon by a score of 8 to 4.
The Chestnut Hill boys are claim
ing the amateur championship of
Piedmont, North Carolina.
FIRE AT GOLD HILL.
Boiler Room Destroyed and Valuable
Machinery Badly Damaged.
A telephone message at 9:30
Thursday afternoon says the boiler
room at the Gold Hill Mining
ComDanv was burning at this
hour and a damage of $5,000 wil
result. Not only is the boiler
room destroyed, but damage is
done to other valuable machinery
The fire started from the smoke
STILL WORKING ON THE WBEOK
Southern Detective Does Not Give
Up Case of Train Wreckers.
Detective Haney, who has been
in Salisbury for two weeks work
ing on the case of the wreck on
the Southern yards here in which
Engineer H. Bullock lost his life,
went up the Western road last
Mr. Haney replied in answer to
the inquiry if he had any clue to
the party who causedthe wreck
in the affirmative. Further than
this he would say nothing with
reference to the case. It is be
lieved that his investigation will
result shortly in an arrest.
SUBMITS TO MANSLAUGHTER.
Elmore Phillips, the Child Hurder-
er, Submits Tnrough Counsel
Elmore Phillips, the 12-year-old
negro boy charged with the mur
der of his step-father, Will McKa-
than, of Cleveland, submitted
through his counpel, in the Supe
rior court Thursday to manslaugh-.
ter. The boy was badly frightened
and his disconnected story might
have been attributable either to
guilt or timidity. The general
belief is that he killed McKathan
to revenge himself for several un
merciful floggings he had received
at the hands of his step-father
MBS SNIDER DEAD
One of Salisbury's Grand Old Ladies
Ends a Beautiful Life.
Mrs. Sarah Weant Snider,
mother of Mr. W. F. Snider,
cashier of the Wachovia Loan &
Trust Company, died Monday
afternoon very suddenly.
In the early morning Mrs. Sni
der went to the home of her son to
spend the day which was , being
observed as one of Miss Sadie Sni
der's anniversaries. She was in
better health than she had been
for many months. It was her first
visit to her son's beautiful new
home, and the day began as hap
pily as any of hers or her child
ren's lives. At 11 o'clock she com
plained slightly and alternated be
tween the bed and her chair, but
not until one o'clock was she
forced to quit the pleasures of the
day. She grew worse but not
alarmingly so. A physician was
called in but when he arrived she
had reached a dying condition and
there was nothing to do for her.
She retained consciousness to the
last and felt the fog in her throat.
But she had no fear for she knew
the life she had lived and met the
end as calmly as the moonlight
greets the sea.
The Asbury Park Baby Parade.
ysbury Park. N. J., August 31.
The annual baby parade, which
forms the principal feature of the
carnival week, is a thing of the
past. Never before has there been
such a large numbtr of babies' in
the parade and never was the dis
play so attractive from every
point of view. Thousands of vis
itors had come from all parts of
the East to swell the large crowds
already here and there is no possi
bility of finding room for the enor
mous crowd in the hotels here,
Most of the visitors will be con- .
palled to km toalght.