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CONCOHL N. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1895.
Whole NO. 1,310
1). F. Cannon
J. W. Cannon,
J70de,.i., W. H. Lilly,
HAMVOXD & CO.
Steels tviid Bond
130 iarl Street,
NEW" YCIU: CITY, N. Y.
Siocks, Bonds and limn bought and
sold, or v :rrif d on Margin .
p,S. f - explanatory circus
also weekly mar-
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'. f. i.tji-k, mutton, etc., call
:tL.l ii; our orders to
S. L. KLUTTZ.
n tne market wuen
fceef Cattk- a- d Los are for sale.
THE AUDITORIUM BURNED.
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Town 1 liarlolte'H Auditorium
Building Wiped Out, ly Tire
Water Scarce and a Great Blaze
The big auditorium building was
I urned this afternoon. Tne fire was
first discovered at 3:30 o'clock, and
very soon there was a blaze m that
locality that drew people from all
parts of the town. There are no
water plugs on Church street within
a block of the auditorium, and there
was delay in getting streams from
Tryon street. When water did come,
the pressure was weak. The build
ing was fully ablaze from end to
end. before a stream was played on
it It was an immense structure
of pinewood frame, covered with tin
and sheeted with corrugated iron,
and burned like tinder.
The residence of Mr. Chas. David
son was damaged by fire and water
to the extent of $500. Insured. Mrs.
W II Miller, who occupied tie ad
adjoming house, lost 200 by break
age. Mi. Wade H Harris, next
door to Mrs. Miller lost slightly by
breakage of furniture.
The residence of Mr. Algernon
Reese, corner of Sixth and Church
street was badly damgd andall of
Mr. Reese's f uruiture was moved out.
Loss considerable, covered by 1,000
A cot age on Siith street, owned
by Mr. Charles Wadeworth and oc
cupied by Mr, Lon Poit?, was burned.
Both losses insured.
The Tryon street Methodist
church and parsonage, and Mrs. E C
Spriugs residence caught fne, but
were only slightly damaged.
The auditorium cost $7,000 and
was insured for 5,000. The origin
of the fire is not known. A colored
carpenter was repairing the building
just before the fire broke out.
The Crystal Palace, Col. Robfc,
Oates' and Mrs. Yates' residence each
caught fire, but were only slightly
damaged. Nat Gray claims to have
lost 300 worth of stage property in
the auditoiium. Charlotte News
of the 16th.
MR. ROBT. GADD'S DEFENSE.
SLAIN BY OHAKLE3 RITCH,
The Vftiusn in Question JLelt the
Mine and Resided in New Yoik n
Icons' Time Persecuted Because of
To the Editor of The Observer :
The sensational article reflecting
on me in your issue of the 5th inet.,
contains but very little truth. There
are no shafts being sunk at the rieed
mine, except one under my direc
tion, No articles, aa stated, have
been found in any shaft in the mire.
Simply a chain and charm of the
tinsel variety were found on the
surface by parties who were wash
ing for gold in Dry Hollow no
teeth or hair or anything ot the
As to the charges made by my
brother, they were inve?;igated some
years ago when he and myself had
the suit, my entire innocence then
being proved to the satisfaction of
t'ae legal authorities and the public.
The woman in question was the
housekeeper at the Keel Mine and
left here in the day time for New
York, and it can oe proved by a
gentleman of high standing there
Uiitt she wae residing in that c.ty for
ten years afterwards and then went
West, She wrote to Capt. Orchard,
asking my address, which he sent
her, and 3he wrote to me, asking me
to send her some money to bay a
sewing machine.. I haye been told
that she wrote to Mrs. Elizabeth
Grose, w.'dow of Samuel Grose, ot
your city, asking her "what sort of a
woman I had married," etc.
I trust you will give this the same
publicity a3 you did the slanderous
statement of your special correspondent.
We hope to find SvHie mere
A Charlotte Boy Kills a Man in
Knoxville It Was m Defense of a
Disreputable Woman Who Had En
ticed Him Away An Estimable
Family Plunged Into Grief.
That was a yery bad piece of news
receiyed in the city this morning
from Knoxville, Tenn. It was to
the effect tht Mr. Chas. Ritch, the
youngest son of Mr. Thomas L
Ritch, of Charlotte, had shot down
and killed a man on the streets of
Knoxville. The victim of young
Ritch'j pistol was Thomas Breen, a
young tailor of Knoxville, and it oc
curred last night at 10:30 o'clock,
on a street in a tough part of the
town. The press dispatc'i says that
Breen was walking along the street
in company with a friend, when he
met young Ritch and Emma Clark.
Breen brushed agaiast the woman
and jolted her, whereupon, young
Ritch drew a pistol and shot Breen
thrcught the heart. Ritch and his
companion were arrested and i Ailed
to await a preliminary trial.
Mr. Ritch left here about seyen
months ago for Knoxyille. He had
been billing clerk at the freight de
pot of the Southern Railrcad Com
pany heie, and was considered an
excellent boy in all respects. About
the time he went to Knoxyille, the
Clark woman also appeared there
and ec:ced him. She had formerly
lived in Charlotte and had caused
much trouble by her seductive ways.
She was indicted in the Criminal
court on charge of hiring a negro
boy to bum her house here. Judge
Mearcs sent the negro to the peni
tentiary for ten years, aad banished
the woman from the State. She
went to Knoxville and had not been
i heard from until the new3 of last
A NOTED CASE.
Trial For Rending Obscere JSnttc
Through The Mails.
The case of J D Hubbard for
sending obscene matter through the
mails has been on trial in the U. S
Court since yesterday.
Argument was completed at noon
today and the case given to the jury.
Hubbard i3 a negro school teacher
and is charged with writing a scur
nlous and extremely jindeopnt letter
to a woman, but he denies that i.e
it waa so indecent that Judge
Dick rery properly would not allow
it to be read in open courr.
Hubbard had been courting the
woman but they had a rur, ;s i ad
i he letter followed.
The only point for the jury was
did he write ic. If he did he Ls in
for it, for it certainly comes within
the statuteand conviction ijj nishs
able by imprisonment for not less
than one nor more than fi.e years
and a heavy fine.
The iury, at this afternoon s ses
sion, returned a verdict of guilty
and Hubbard was senteL. ?d to three
years iu the Albany penitentiary and
to pay a fine of $100 and cost.
The prisoner wa3 naturally very
much overcome at his conviction
and seemed to be aU broke up.
chains. Fob3, tee;a and bunche j cl
gold hair will aU be acceptable, ! night's tragedy was fl shed over the
Anvth:nor of on fi is what we are i wire
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of al Kind
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A Happy Siegro.
A large farmer, of No. 2, was in
Wednesday with one of his colored
tenants. For eeyeral years the col
ored man has just about made
enough to pay his rations bill with
out enough left to buy a pair of
Last spring the colored man was
adv'sed to buy and eat on the
strength of 5 cent cotton. He did
so. On Wednesday he sold a lot of
cotton; he paid all of hia year's ac
counts and obligations and had 29
left and the beauty of it all is the
colored man has four bales of cotton
yet to sell.
He's one of the happiest negroes
in the land and he has something to
be happy on, too.
Old people wha require medicine
to regulate the bowels and kidneys
will find the tiue remedy in Electric
Bitters. This medicine does not
stimulate and contains no whiskey
nor other intoxicant, but acts as a
tonic and alterative. It acts mildly
on the stomach and bowels, adding
strength and giving tone to the or
gans, thereby aiding Nature in the
performance of the functions. Elecs
trie Bitters is an excellent appetizer
and aids digestion. Old people find
it just exactly what they need. Pnc 2
fifty cents and $1 vr bottle at Fet
zer's Drug store.
after, and we shall be happy to fr:d
it in any shape or form, for we are
goldbugs of the stricteat type, I
haye instructed my lawyer, Mr, W G
Means, to get the deposition taken
of Cornelius VanCott, exvpostms er
of New York City; Whitfield Van.
Cott, clerk of the Jefferson Market
Police Court, and Gabrial VanCott,
and they will confirm eyery state
ment I have made iii reference to
this matter an 3 put a quietus on it
Meantime, I shall be right here,
ready to answer any charges that
may be made by the co'i-fusionist
conspirators who are engaged in en
ueayoring to make an excitement
about the infamous lie that was
started by my brother. My being"
an unflinching Democrat is one
cause of their hostility.
1 have no fear as to the result, as
it is only the guilty that run from
the law. Very respectfully,
P. S. My brother had me boned
to the peace yesterday, and Dr.
Lisle very promptly and cheerfully
went on my bond. R G.
Reed Mine, Cabarrus County, N. Cj
Oct. 14, 1895.
Y "ng Ri ten's parents are exceK
lent people and in this blow which
haa well nigh overwhelmed them,
they have the deepest sympathy of
all our people. Charlotte News of
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I have now in stock nt
opposite tho court hou;
did line of welKmfule T
Two Concord Tonne People to 3Iarry .
The mairiage of Mi3S Hattie Ca3
tor, daughter of Mr. Elam Caster,
and a mo3t excellent young lady of
the city, and Mr, Ros3 McConnel,
for several years the efficient tele
graph operator at the Concord office,
is announced; The ceremony will
take place next Thursday evening.
It will be a home marriage.
A Mnley Cow Causes a cene.
Mr, Mack Kimmon3 came to town
this Thursday morning with a muley
cow in his wagon pen. The cow
was peaceaple and quiet until reach
ing the front of the bank on the
public square, when she made a
break for liberty. While the beast
wa3 at her antic3 in the wagon, the
mule3 be?ame alarmed and sLirted
to run. This fr ghtened the three
men in charge, and they jumped for
fear of being kicked to death, having
been stationed between the cow and
the mules, but before much could be
done to quiet matters, the mules had
become uuhitchett and the cow had.
backed out the front end of the
wagen and stood a raddle the tongue
in an imposu.g position for a few
moments. The scene : Main street,
old brindle furiouf; mues kicked;
men jumped the cow ran.
Mr. W. Ii. Joiner is Dead.
News reached us, too late Wed
nesday eyeniug for publication, of
the death of Mr. William B Joiner,
oi Mo, 5, who lived just north of
Mt. Pleasant and Concord road.
sir. Joiner had been sick several
d:iy3 with pneumouia. He died
Wednesday between 12 and 1 o'clock.
He was a member of the Catholic
church in No. o, and, was aged
somewhere in the fifties. He leaves
a wife and a number of children.
Bed Steads, Ts
Wash Stands Safes
defy competition in regard fa
quality and price. You wid be
surprised when you her.r my prices
Come and see. If not iu stock
can supply you in a few dajs. I
have a nice line of
at prices that will surprid-3 you. I
keep a full lline on band for ira
mediate supply. 1 buy
and run my planing machanc, and
all persons who wish any thing
in this line, wid do well (o call
and see me.
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Concord, N. C. July 13, 1895.
Having transferred my Firo In
suranc business to 3Io;.srs. II I
Woodhousa and B E H .rrl'j, I corns
raena them to any who may bo in.
need of fire insur.mcp, md b'sp?ak
for them a liberal vatrona;
J. W. Bu 1EAD
We have assumed the F" j Insur
ance business of Mr.J W. t rkheau,,
comprising the agencies for several
first-class and well establishe ' com
panies, and respectfully sob'cit a
liberal share of business in " aline.
Woodhou k H.r.KI3.
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