North Carolina Newspapers

Vol. II. ; No. 33.
Salisbury, NvC: Wednesday. August 8th
Wm;h: Stewart, Editor.-
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Heavy Ralos Yery Bad Roads la Iredell.
Other Items of News. MM
,8taesvi:iitAimark, iJuly Hst: ''r'VV.
The; roads from Statesville to
the Catawba river are reported as
being in very bad: condition . It
is claimed by people'liyiugon the
Catawba county side, between Ca
tawba station and Monbb, : that
they .woqld be glad to. dp their
tradings Ui re, ' as Statesville is
nearer th . i r Kv w ton , - but cannot
Viecause t.' coads have not been
worked at. i u re in a disgraceful
crV'liU'jii. The hill on the Buf
fai' Shoal r ad at Back Crook is
in ?"ch condition that it can be
hard y traveh d with a Jxarie and
buggv. .
J. II il'aian's friends Bhould
iio icjij? )r Mm him cigars. Fpr
yvrs )-: wa.- un ardent smoker.
A few ars age he checked up be
cause thought it was injuring
. he- th, but as he improved ne
jAgan . again. A few days ago
while North, 'Mr. Hoffman con
sulfcecj an oculist about '. his eyes.
"Stop smoking-at once," was the
peremptory order. It was a hard
trial but Mr. Hoffman no longer
smokes, and only fi smoker can
realize what it means to stop,
- Envoy and Mrs. Jacob West
fall, who were in charge of the
Salvalion Army post in States
ville for five weeks, left last week
for their home in New York. The
conditiop of Mrs. Westfall's
health was their reason for leav
ing. New officers are expected
soon totake charge of the post.
Mrt antt Mrs. E. C. Fegperman, charge here-; are work
ing in Salisbury with fa view to
establishing an outpost of the
Statesville branch cf the army
Th min last Tnesdav niffht
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damaged crops considerably. It
also washed away the Plyler
bridge across I. K. creek and dam-
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Third creek and the Willis branch
Wr WhiteV mill Repairs
bridge at White s mill, liepairs
have been made and a new bridge
put across Greasy creek. These
all help rural route "No. 1. whose
patrons appreciate the service.
Cierk of the court Hartness
will appoint a magistrate ; to fill
out the unexpired term of J. P.
Burke', d e c e a so d. Dorman
Thompson, of the Stateville bar
is being urged to take the ap-
pointment, but up to the present
has not decided to do so. , The
county commissioners will elect a
coroner to fill out Mr. Burke's
unexpired term.
Ji C. Henly, who lives iu Row-
an, and lis a traveling salesman
for the High Point Pants Co.,
has rented Mrs. W. S. Turner s the case could not bnng m a ver
cottage, and will move his family diet against those accused, you
to Statesvilleabout the middle of wiH igfiore the bill." The Judge
August. I took occasion here to refer to re-
Clyde Alexander, who has been
a compositor in the Landmark of-
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cided to engage in
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and went tP i Salisbury Saturday
to take' a job in the railway yard
office at Spencer. " ; ,
At a meeting of the Ministerial
Association and persons interest
ed -i in the lyceum course, held
; yes'terday morning,. va lyceum
course : was about agreed upon.
Full information in regird -toV it is
promised at a later date. ;
" Beniamin R.; ; Cockerill, aged
C about 70 years,' died of paralysis
iat hisheme in the vicinity of he
; f t.AHviHe cotton - mill, Friday
lf ''moning. arid was buried. at O&k
wook cemetery ouuuiuaj
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to refund money if ir azo .uiNTMBiiT
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and; all Hanged
B j gated. Little Preparation Made to (Jombat a Mob.
:f Sheiiff Julian, accompanied by 1 charges set foith in the . bill j prisioners had already been in
several deputies went to 1 Char-' of indictment you can retuur I dieted, they were sure of a
Jotte Sundav af tern oon to briner
to this City the negroes who have
been ib jail there charged with
befng the Lyerly murderers. The
men were brought to this city
garly Monday morning, together
wi$hy-'H6hev two negroes to whom -it
is alleged that Jack Dillingham
made a confession The men
were first taken to Harder Bros.
8tables, where the party was join
ed by Solicitor Hammer, "and la
ter they were, placed in jail. A
small crowd was gathered near th
square as the,, men were taken'
down town, but there was no
demonstration made.
Many people; came into town
Sunday night and on the early
trains Monday morning, and by
the time comrt convened there was
not even standing room in the
court room for a third of them,
Court convened at 10 o'clock
Monday morning, Judge B. F.
Long presiding. Solicitor Ham
mer, Messrs. Theo. F. Kluttz and
T. C. Linn representing the State,
and Jake F. Newell, of Charlotte,
and B. Williams, of CoucoEd, ap-
h . vnr
peanng tor the prisoners, lhe
followibg grand jurors were se
lected:! Weilev A Frick, J W
Rideoutte, W M L; Fesperman,
W M Erwiu,, J T Barber, Dj A
Hodge,! Jno. R. Nussman, W A
Benson, Jas. P Trexler, Jno. D
Ketchie, C A Boyd, J C Correll,
J M Mpnroe, Jr., R L Wedding-
ton Maxwell Holshouser,
Moose J IP Plummer.
Jge Long asked Sheriff Ju-
Han tq appoint five special dpu-
tries to assist m maintaining or-
der P
the court room. The ones
selected wre, H. C. Lentz, Shoaf nts ud not get a fair trial. The
, , c.Jinmnt. nf tH ftttmnt. to crot
Poteet, J. D. Shoe, W, P. Sloop inciaeui 01 me aiiempi, w get
and W. A. Steele. The.usual oath the prisooers for lynching pur
was administered to' the grand poses on the night they were first
iurv abd Judge Long delivered the
bharee. which took about an hour,
The court then appointed J. S.
Hall foreman .of the grand jury.
Judge! Long stated to the jury the
cause! for this special term of
court land instructed them to care-
fnllv investigate such evidence as
. s6ii3itor placed before them.
a(idin. "Should the evidence
laid yefore you be such that you
beie4e the petlt jury could return
1 Vfl'rdifc of aniltv, von should re-
port a true bill. Should the evi-
deuc4 which you will investigate
satisfy you that the jury to try
ports reacmng mm, a w poB.i-
bJe lynehmg, and made some very
strong remarxs along tnis nne. i
I HH HUH LOCI lUOl m iiuu vmu"
na a man could not fight a duel
and kill his antagonist without
being guilty of murder, neither
could he deliberately take a per
son out of jail and hang him, and
not be a murderer.
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"I now charge you particular
ly to keep your eves and ears open
and should ' any plot" or attempt
at violence come to your atten-
ti6n, .irijtitom.wd.
(will set aside this case for the
present and dispnse bf any such
attempt if it takes all summer.
shonid anv nersori interfere, or
- attempt interference with your
e. o(i n flhnw ftnv hostilitvto-
ward witnesses which may appear
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j oetore you, bucu paiBuu .uuiu
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reportea and will bo.sammanly
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Gillespie and Jack Dillin sham Taken from the
to one Limb. Lynching being Investi-
a true bill. B u t s h o u id all
witnesses fail to satisfy you,
you should ignore. the bill."
Henry May hew, the grandson of
Nease Gillespie was the frst wit
ness examined by the grand jury,
and while no one knows what he
told, outside of those who were in
the jury room, it was probably
the same tale he has told of the
crime and its perpetrators from
the beginning.
At. 3:40 in the afternoon the
grand jury returned a true bill
for murder in the first degree
against Nease Gillespie, Henry
Gillespie, George Erwin, Jack
Dillingham, John Gillespie aud
Delia Dillingham..
A number of special- deputies
were sworn in in the afternoon as
a matter of precaution. Judge
Long instructed the sheriff- to
turn a searchlight on the jail, and
an arc light was placed . at the
corners of the front part of the
building. The officers were in
structed to keep every man away
from the jail yard.
The prisoners appeared to be i
frightened, but were not uuduly
excited. Nease Gillespie did not
seem to partake of tho fears of the
others aud teck much interest in
the courVproceedings.
J. F. Newell,. ppeof he attor
neys for the defense, had a talk
with them "when they were taken
into the prisoners' room. Later
the defendants were led into the
bar and given seats. The bill of
indictment was read and the
defendants pleaded not guiltv.
Mr. Newell wanted a continu
ance on the ground that his cli-
brought to Salisbury, was refer-
red by Mr. Newell in proof of
his statement that public senti
ment against his clients was much
inflamed. Solicitor Hammer de
nied there being any bitter feed
ing here against the prisoners at
this time. It has since develop
ed quite conclusively which of
these gentlemen was right in his
surmise. Judge Long overruled
the motion for a continuance,
&s he thought it there was any
such feeling as that spoken of
any delay in bringing the case to
trial, would only intensity it.
The "Lynching Party.
Nease Gillespie, John Gillespie
and Jack Dillingham' have had
their case taken to a higher court,
through the in8trmpntaHty of
thfterci,e8B m0I)Str, known as
a men. un jwonaav uignc. a
gathering of men stormed the jail,
took out . these men, and march
ing them out , near Henderson's
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Crossing put them to death by
shooting and hanging.
The mob began to gather early in
the; evening, and any one who
circulated among them could have
no difficulty in coming to a clear
understanding 01 what thev were
4- V oro frf Than moHa lirv a or rpf-.
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n .1 ri n V wwamJ a 4- a than
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were going to do and as the se
quel proved, they did it. Atout
9 :80 the crowd began to get. thor
oughly warmed up and they were
crowding in on, and around the
iai . Senator Overman. Judge
, Solicitor Hammer aud
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Ueorge ; irvin ana
Zi .ul
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prompt, speedy trial, arid that the
trial jury would give'them justice
in accordance with the evidence
produced. But it was all like
pouring oil on a fire. The men
were out for blood. They were
going to act . regardless of all that
might bp said. They, while in
tent on having the life of these
negroes for a horrible Tiolation of
the law, were at the same time
prepairiiig to outrage and set at
naught the very same law the
uegroes under indictment had
violated- They were coolly and
deliberately going to commit a
series of murders themselves in
order to avenge others.-
It is hardly needful to go into
detail as to the riotous scene at
the jail, or to discuss here the
feeble efforts m ide by sworn of
ficers of the law to protect these
prisiouers, though it should be
said in simple justice that they
did all they could, except to re
sort to armed resistance. It is
equally unnecesary to dwell upon
the opera boulie performance,
given by the Rowan Rifles, on this
occasion, to a largo audience,
but through no fault of their
own, as it does net appear that
they-had orders to shoot to, kill,
or werff-Bxpected to hurt anybody.
0 place the Rifles in such aia,
awkward position, was a mani
fest injustice to both officers and
All the same the mob got three
men whose names are mentioned
above, and also took George Irvin
out with them. Later, however,
he waB returned to the jail.
At eleven o'clock the three
murderers were in the clutches of
the mob. Thev were marched
l-vn- TVT oin o4-root trv t.h rlHft of
execution where short work was
made of them Aa effort was
made to get the men t confess,
but to no avail. Nease Gillespie
and Jack Dillingham remained
obstinate ai.d stolid to the last,
and would neither confess their
guilt or affirm their innocense.
John Gillesnie nleaded for his
life, declaring with tears that he
was in no way connected with the
Lyerly murder. Three of the
prisiouers, George Irvin, Henry
Lee. and Delia Dillingham were
taken out f town bv a late tram
to a safer place.
Shortly after elevea o'clock
Gov. Glenn was informed of con
ditions at the jail by Judge Long,
and at once wired orders to
military companies at Greensboro,
Charlotte and Statesville to hurry
here by special train. Finding
he was too late the orders were
contermanded. The Charlotte
Staff correspondent. H, E. C
Bryant states in his story' of the
lynching,' to.his paper, that some
time ao the (governor orrered
Sheriff Julian the aid of the
military, but that this official did
not think thm necessary and de
clined the offsr.
The Governor declares the
lynching a blot on the State in
which view nearly all good o.te
rzuua win ueaituy uuiiuui uu
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clares he will at once take steps to
bring the guilty parties to jus
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Murder Cases Continued.
When court convened Tuesday
morning. Solicitor Hammer asked
for a continuance in the c ses of
Delia Dillineham, who have been
Judge Long addresses the grand
jury,";,peaking of the crime of
Monday night, and included the
people presont in Bis - remarks.
, He briefly reviewed the inci
dents of the lynching and stated
that an investigation would be
held at once,' and that court
would not adjourn until the in
v -sstigation was completed. When
court convened in the" afternoon,
Judge Long went more at - length
into the lynching matters. He
remarked that the jail would be
prtec:ed at all hazards. ''The
sheriff is iustiucted to put a force
of dbputies armed for the protect
ion of the jail and the prisiouers
in it. If it be necessary he has
the power to summon any man in
the county to his aid, and if that
man fails to serve he is guilty of a
crime. He is instructed to use
force if necessary and repel -force
with f orce if any attempt is made
to come into the precincts of his
men." Threats have been made
that George Hall, confined in the
jail on the charge of being one of
the lynching party, would be res
cued by his comrades. Last night
the Iredell Blues, of Statesville,
under the command of Gen. J, F.
Armfield, and the Hornet Nest
Riflemen, as well well as the First
Battery Field Artillery, of Char
lotte, together with the local
company, were on guard , at the
jail and,in the court house yard.
A gatliog gun on each side cf the
jail door added largely to the
warlike appearance of things.
A number of special deputies
were on 4oty in the street near by.
However afi; was quiet during the
night, audi thfc threatened at
tempt to taie Hall from the cus
tody of the officers was not made
There were small gatherings of
people in the streets near the jail,
but they were merely interested
spectators of , the proceedings.
It was rumored that a mob in
tended meeting No. 12 at the de
pot last night to prevent the ar
tillery from Charlotte leaving the
train. In order to be prepared
for such an event, Capt. . Wil
liams had placed one of his Gat
ling guns in the door of the bag
gage car, and was ready for trou
ble when ho got here, but the
trouble did not materialize.
It has been a -matter of soir e
conjecture among people of the
community why ail these precau
tions were not token to protect
the prisoners when they were fist
brought here from Charlotte
Had this been done and condi
tions certainly justified it, the
men who were lynched would b
in jail now, and .no one would
have been hurt. All that wis
needed Monday night was a stroug
armed force with a determined,
nervy man at the bead of it, and
there would have been no lynch
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fner Thprp was nientv or time to
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secure this, the situation demand
po1 it. and whv it was not done
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is a problem past understanding.
The court is now at work in
vestigating the lynching, aud aw
this will take precedence of the
murder cases, it cannot be stated
when the rest of the prisoners un
der indictment for complicity
jn the Lyerly murder, will be
tried. Solicitor Hammer is busy
Irvine to secure evidence" which
will lead to the arrest of other
members of the mob, and it may
be. .possible that some of them
will be brought tojustice. Judge
Long U in earnest in this mat
ter, and nothing will be left un
done to punish the guilty par
ties.' The be&t element of the
city and county will heartily en-
dotse all efforts in this direction,
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some UTHER happening
Francis Cress, another alleged
yempliis Fight , Oier Election Results
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- ; J; ' G. Wellington, "a saloon
keeper,; was killed, VT-J. Cooke, a
judge of el ectiori v is fatally wound-:
ed an d a third m an 1 ess seriously
injured in a fight at a polling
place a few minutes after the
closing of the polls for the elec
tion "of county officers today.
B. E. Conn, the third man
wounded was another judge of
election. He was not seriously
The trouble arose over the coun
ty election, which was held today.
Wellington insisted on being
present at the count 6f the ballots
and in an argument Wellington
is said to have drawn a revolver
and began shooting. According
to the stry told the police, Conn
rushed out of the polling place,
secured a shotgun and began fire
ing. The first shot fairly rid
dled Wellington with buckshot.
Wellington kept on firing until
he dropped, and whep the smoke
of the battle cleared away, Cooke
was found on the floor desperately
wounded, a bullet' from Wplling
ton's revolver having pierced his
side.-Memphis, Tenn., dispatch.
The Yellow Fewer Germ
has recently been discovered. It
bears. a close resemblance to the
malaria germ. To free . the sys
tem from disease germs, the most
effective remedy is Dr. King's
New Life Pills. Gunrauteed to
cure, all diseases due to malaria
poison and constipation, 25c at
all druggists,
member of the mol), has beeq ar
restednd is now in jail,
.During the excitement Monday
night several . persons wea sh o fc,
though it is not known by whoV.
the shooting was done.. A fire
man named Sells, and a brake-
man named Mauuey, were shot,
the former in the arm, and the
other in the leg. Two white men;
whose names were not, learned,
were slightly -wounded' by wild
bullets. Engineer J; C. McLen
don, who runs a switch engine on
the Spencer jards, was shot in
the thigh and seriously wounced
Strange, but true, there were a
number of women present at the
lynching and saw the whole per
formance. Tuesdav morning
thousands cf.peifple wont put to
8ee the Jyhed negroes as they
still nung to tne trees wnere tne
inob left them. Among those who
went to the scene of the lynching
were a large number of women,
though it is something of a mys-
terv to understand what attrac
tion such a sight could have for
a woman. -
Everything is quiet here now,
aud will most likely remaiu so,
unless au effort is made to take
from the ' jail any prisoner or
prisoners confined there-. In that
event there will be all "kinds of
trouble and some one will be
ki I d.
Th negroes were cut down
yesterday, taken to the county
home and buried.
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and
Diarrhoea Remedy, Better
Than Three. Doctors. x
"Three years ago. we had three
doctors with bur little boy and
everything that they could do
seemed in vain'. At last when all
hopeseemed .o be gone we Jbgau
using Chamberlain's Colic, Chol
era and Diarrhoea Remedy and in a
hours he began to improve, To
day he" is as healthy a child , as
parents could wish for. -Mrs: B.
J. Johnson, Linton, Miss.
sale by James Plummer, Salisbury,
N Q &nd gpencer Pharmacy,
Spencer, i . u.
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