KILLED IN A DITGH.
Six Workers In Excavation fo Sewerage.
Meet Instart Death. ,
The 'Statesville Landmark of
March 12tb, contains an account
of a terribleaccident which oc
curred at that place on the previ
Six negroes who were working
in a deep ditch were instantly
Crushed to death by a cave-in of
the sides of the ditch. The un
fortunate victims were Arthur
Grant, Dilhrd Stockton, John
Wood, Riley Howard, Lee Moeer
and Belviu Williams.
The men were at work patting
braces in the ditch where the cave
in occurred, when the the. fatal
accident took place. The alarm
was given at once and help sent
for. A" force was soon on 'the
ground and they set to work to re
move the dirt from the buried
men. It took nearly two hours
to reach the first and it was found
that he had been crushed to death.
The other bodies were recovered
and were sent to the homes of the
decased. Memorial services were
. held the following Sunday at the
colored Methodist church, a large
number of the white citizens of
the town being present. ,
The Landmark says, in conclud
ing its account of the affair:
"There was no necessity for an
inquest and none was held. No
attempt is made to place respon
sibility for the accident, if any
can be placed It occurred and
cannot be helped now. There
will probably be claims for dam
ages on account of the death of
the men and how the settlement
will be made is to be determined.
The Landmark believes thac it
speaks the sentiment of the com
munity in saying that the white
people want what is proper and
right done for the families of the
victims, this to be determined in
whatever way will be mutually
CAR ROBBERY CHARGED.
Detectives of Southern Railway MakelAr
rests Wbich Causa a Sensation. .
There" has been something do
ing in official circles at Spencer
recently, in connection with nu
merous cat robberies which have
Last Wednesday night special
agent Siegelj of the Southern,
placed under arrest S. P. Vail, ti
white brakemau. Vail having
confessed that he had aided jo a
number of the robberies spokenl
of.- These robberes have been
going on for a long time and the"
officers who were looting into the
matter failed to secure any satis
factory clue. It was believed
that members of one of the train
crews had been doing the work,
bu,t there was no positive evidence
of this. Suspicion had bee di
rected to the freight crew of Con
ductor A. Lj. Pritchard. On the
night March 11th, Mr. Seigel fol
lowed Vail and a companion to a
lodging house. -The officer sev
cured a room adjoining that of the
two men and listened to their
conversation. He heard Vail re
late to hiscompanion the story
of the robberies, how they were
committed, who took part in
them, etc. Vail spoke of Con
ductor Pritchard beingimplicated.
Vail was promptly arrested and
the next morning Conductor
Pritchard was taken in custody
by Sheriff Krider, on a warrant
charging him with robbing cars,
It is believed that a number of
.other arrests will soon follow.
Several persons are under suspi
cion and they may be arrested at
any .time. It is considered highly
probable that the Southern may
be able to break up this car rob
bing business, for awhile at least.
fPWIfl WOT- I
To be Sold at this Sale at
fc I'fi-LI). Ciimlyl
Work Is Suspended.
Work on the South bound -Railroad
han -been suspended, not,
abandoned, as has been reported.
In an interview with H. E. Fries,
president of the company, it was
learned that the chief engineer's
office in this city will be main
tained. Mr. Fries expressed the
opinion that the suspension of
the work would only be tempo
rary. This action, it is held, is
the result of adverse railway legis
lation in North Carolina and oth
er Southern States, which has se
riously affected the Southern rail
road stocks, making it more diffi
cult to get financiers to put their
money in new goods. Tne large
amount of money already expend
ed on the Southbound, however,
'leads those who are interested to
believe that the road, will be built
as soon as recent railroad legisla
lation can be analyzed and , the
money market becomes more elas
tic. Winston-Salem dispatch. t
Richmond to Have Poe Menument,
Richmond, Va.. March 16,
Mayor McCarthy, of this city, to
day signed the ordinance appro
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priatmg $ou,uuu and granting a
site for the proposed monument
in Richmond to Edgar Allan Poe
on condition that $5,000 be raised
by the People's Monument Asso
ciation of this city which has the
project for the monument in
hand. The association is made
up of prominent men and the
plan for the monument has been
endorsed by President Roosevelt
in a letter to a leading member of
Burns Cause Death.
Ted Drummond, of Spartan-
burg, o. u., wno some days ago
was, so severely ourued at tne
Spencer shops, died last Tuesday
afternoon at the sanitorium here.
The young man was standing near
he furnace in the round house
when his overalls caught fire. He
at once ran to a hole of water
some distance away, and throw
ing himself into it extinguished
the -flames. He was so badly
burned, however, that his injuries
resulted in death, as stated.
ONE DAY ONLY! R
We will sell all can
dies at a Reduction
of 5 cents per pound.
o. 1b &
'V' ioth, nth F and Q Sts.,
. WASHINGTON, D. O.
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HOUSE FURrJDSlHinrJ1 IDEIPT.
This splendid department includes, besides Hbusefurnish
ungs of the most modern sorts and highest grades, the very
best productions, both foreign and domestic, in Chinaware,
Glassware, Lamps and accessaries, 'Cut Glass, Japanese Wares,
Baskets, Pure Food Products, etc,
Housekeepers will find much tonterest them jjust how in
these several classes of Housekeeping supplies, as we are in
daily receipt of the new spring productions, among which. are
quite a number of new inventions and devices that are abso
solutely uecessary, or that will help materially in the conduct
of the dining room and kitchen.
A collection of rich and unusually brilliant American Cut
Glass has just been received, and there are many choice pieces
particularly suitable for wedding and EasterGifts.
We call attention to the several items as advertised here.
They are noticeably good values.
Five ShelLOyster Plate - Aus trian hina Dinner
Dou't miss this Sweet Bargain and remember we will-not
sell more than 5 pounds to any one family. All these candies
are made at our place daily. Come early and avoid the rush at
Saturday, March 23rd. Salisbury, N. C. Q
We have received a lot of
dainty decorated imp o r t e d
Oyst r Plates, and call atten
tion to the low price at which
they an? offered
25 cents each.
Thin Cup and Saucer
Wft fTer a lot of thin blue .
Japanese Chiua Tea Cups and
Saucers, in assorted patterns
and in the popular ovide
sfoape, at a very special price,
15c. per cup and saucer.
New Flower and
We have ju&t received and.
placed on sale our first ship
ment of seeds. These are ab
solutely fresh and new this
season's stock aud of thesame
high qualty we have always
Flower Seeds, 4 pt ks for 5c
Vegetable Seeds, 2 pckgs for
We offer a' lot of 100-piece
white and Gold Dinner Sets
at the price usually asked for
$15.00 per set
New, Rich Cut Giass
We show a splendid assort
ment of N'w Cut Glass, which
is usually brilliant and well
cut. We call especial atten
to the following splendid val
ues: 5 inch Handled Cut Glass Bon
Ran DiBhes $1.00
5 inch Unhandled Cut Glass '
Olive Dishes.. .... .$1.75
8-inch Cut Glass Fruit and
Salad Dishes ....... $2.75
Cut Glass Sugar and Cream
for Plate Racks
We offer a lot of 8-inch His
torical plates in assorted sub
jects and two colors. . We call
attention to the specially low
price .3 for 50c.
Regular price, 35c. each,
Draw Your own Conclusions
Are Things that may be of
Death of Mrs. Thompson.
Mrs. J. T. Thompson, of Wood-
leaf, died on March 8th at her
home. The funeral was held at
Unity church, Rev. Spence offi-
... w m
ciatine. Mrs. lnompson was
moat hierhlv esteemed bv all who
enjoyed her acquaintance, and the O. Mammoth Stock of Furniture,
Probably a Gift of this Kind would
bo more Appreciated. Atany rate
be sure to come in and look over the
WWW -9 1 J .
Woodieai community suiters a
distinct loss in her death.
it a Man Does Not SyrapaMiize With the
Trust He is a "Radical."
"My sympathies are always
with tne toilers, witn tne poor
and lowly, of my State and coun
tryalways have been, always
will-be and would be if I were a
millionaire. God made me that
Thesi are the words of Senator
Whitehead Kluttz, of Rowan
county. He was one of the "rad
icals." For one's sympathies to
be with the toilers'stamps him as
a "radical" forthwith, in the es
timation, that is, of those who
don't care a snap for the toilers.
pets, Rugs, Household and Office
Furnishings, 0 Chinaware,
Lamps, Toilet Sets,
tc, carried by me.
We have a large and varied Assortment in Quali
ties and Prices. You are cordially invited
to give me a call. Very respectfully,
West Inniss Street.
as to our Carriages and
wagons, but how are
you going to know un
less you gee them and
try them? These few
lines are meant to in
vite you here. Will
you come? You will if
you wish to serve your
own best interests.
ME ID SAFETY
make an excellent har
Yours for the purchase
price (a moderate one)
7 if your investment in
y) horse soods . is made
67 here. ' Prove it? Cer-
7 tainly first time you
9 see us.
Does CotTee disagree with you?
Probably it does 1 Then try Dr,
Snoop's Health Coffee. "Health
Coffee" is a clever combination of
parched cereals and nuts. Not
a grain of real Coffee, remember,
in Dr. Shoop's Health Coffee, yet
its flavor and taste closely matches
old Java and Mocha Coffee. If
Mr. Hobson Makes a Change.
W. Henrv Hobson. who has
been connected with the postof
fice force here for several years,
has resigned his position and ill
go into business with Paul Bettsr
The fributis of both these young
men will wish them success in
Lost and Found.
Lost, between 9:30 p. m. yes
terday aud noon today, a bilious
PJe Uended a Broken Heart the
It belonged to a lady, and it was an attractive brooch, in
deed. It was easily worth $10.00, but a mishap rendered it
useless. 50 cents put it into service again.
And that's the way it goes. -'
Every day our repair department restores to usefulness rings,
and pins aud watches and clocks and things. .' j
Our work cost a few cents, maybe, while the renewed article
again takes its place as a thing of beauty.
Isn't there something belonging to you hat requires our
Remember the i Jine of goods that we carry in stock. They
HUl HI Blllii
you, your friends and
uthe man-in the street"
is any one of our many
Surreys, Runabo u t s,
Mantels, etc. They're
built that way." Also
built" to last and run
easy without running
into much money.
Q are tne most artistic, up-to-date nd the most dependable.
X If you haven't done so, give us an ALL ROUND trial. -
Notice our Cash Prices for the Next 30 Days.
Health Coffee. It is 'wholesome, i by fiadine at a drua store a box ) . utHUiuu JLWbLtlfb AHU UfTlblAHd.
TT m 1 I i v -w i i 'I Mm -
it s ! oi ur. Kind's jNew iiite r ins, tne u Cnlichnnv. finAnAn rian:AN ri n
your stomachy heart or kidneys - attack, with nausea and sick head
can't stand CbfTee drinking, try ! ache. This loss was occasioned
nourishing and satisfying. It's J of Dr. King's New Ife Pills, the Q Salisbury
poia oy jn . r Murpny. malaria and jaundice, ssoc.
1 15 E, Council Street.