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ALL THK NSWB |
WHILE IT 18 NEWB. |
WILL THE ALLE&EO
At Opening of Court at Monroe
for Trial of Alleged Lynchers
Argument was Begun on Move
of Oefendants to Quash indict
Question Arises Whether or not
' Cases car be Tried in Union
County, Judge ShawVrll An
nounce his Decision Regarding
• • ■' ■• y ■ ■
Monroe, July 17. —As announced yes
terday the court was opened for argu- i
ment from both sides of the lynching
contest regarding the move of the de
fendants to quash the indictments.
Judge T. J. Shaw, at 10 o'clock asked
the prosecution if it had any further au
thority to present before the court.
"We liave if your Honor has not made
up yoor mind"
■Jtidgf Shaw- said: "I have my con
victions iutl am open for a change of
TWe was followed by strong pleas
for each side. Judge Shaw, speaking
t$ ■ Bennett said: Vqu may not
reply to. expense charges. at sj4,
t4o OOt.esaMiWer expend, •
For the state it was said that justice
could not be possibly had in Anson
county, while the defendants counsel
claimed they possibly could get justice
here, but on account of newspaper
reports and sentiment, no justice could
be expected in Union county.
Judge Shaw said: Gentlemen, I am
not.ging to rule flnaly on this question
at present. Lynching is the most hor
rible of all crimes, and most cowardly,
and I said enough to the grand jury
yesterday for them to infer my opinion.
1 am not h£re to make laws, it is not
for Judges to make laws. The act of
1903 gives the court the right to try
this case In this county.
Tlie "nmsMTJOde; in connection with
the act of 1903, is now being consid
ered by the Judge.
..Judge Shaw said: My ruling In this
case will be given reluctantly. The act
of J903, la a very wise law. The longer
these cases are postponed, the harder
it will be to bring them to justice. We
are : not here to make laws. They are
passed by the General Assembly and
no doubt these statutes are at variance
witji the common law. when the right
to ;try these cases in an adjoining
Coutnty Is considered, which right
ought to be expressed in the special
statutes. leaye the matter open, Mr.
Solicitor, for purposes which I deem
wise. I will not announce my descision
At 3:40 the grand jury were called in
by the Judge. He addresed them, say
ing: "Gentlemen it haS been suggest
ed : to me to call you in. If you under
stand that I said anything as to wheth
er | these men are guilty you are in
error. This is for you and the pettit
jury to decide. I have no knowledge
even of the names of these defen
dants. I make it a rule never to read
newspaper reports because I may
softie time have to try the parties writ
tea- about. This is no apology; I sim
ply call you gentlemen back to state
these facts in time that no harm may
come from misinterpretation of what
The state announced at 3:45 that the
case of Zeke Lewis, one of the defen
dants In the lynching trial was ready
for trial. Adams, atorney for the
defense, made a motion to quash the
ipdlctnierit In that the authority con
ferred by the dct of the Watson law
had been omitted in the codification of
the acts of 1905. The crime denounced
in the statute bearing on conspiracy or
entering a Jail for the purpose of lynch
ing is a separate offense from the
crime ol lynching. No such law is in
force which applies to this case in that
it should be carried to an adjoining
county for trial. In such instances
as where boundary lines are indistinct,
the county In which such an indict
ment was drawn should try the case.
The common law gives'every man the
common right to demand a trial be
for a jury in the county in which the
offense was committed of the nature
indicated by the indictment. There
fore we move to quash it.
The indictment reads as follows:
"State of North Carolina, Union
County, Superior Court, July Term,
1906. The jurors for the State, upon
their oaths present, That Zeke Lewis,
late of the county of Anson on the 28th
day of May, in the year of our Lord
one thousand, nine hundred and six
With Jorpe 9twm>MMfcSf v c S
ty aforesaid, unlawfully, wilfully, anq
feloniously did engage In breaking and
entering the common jail of Anson
county, the place of confinement of
prisoners charged with crime, with
the intent to injure and kill one John
V. Johnson, a prisoner confined in
said jail charged with the crime of
murder, against the form of the stat
ute in such case made and provided,
and against the peace and dignity of
After the counsel for the defense had
closed, the Judge asked the solicitor
"What do you gentlemen say to tMs?.
"We pharge the proper venue.
Much discusion followed on both sides.
The judge ruling that this is the prop
er venue. The solicitor contending that
THE HICKORY DEMOCRAT
.. . :A '• AND PRESS "" '
under the laws of the state the ad
joining county has the same jurisdic
tion over the case as the courts in the
county where it originated. Jerome,
in the face of the events, made the mo
tion that the judge quash the whole
panel. Farther reading the affidavit
lof Zeke Lewis who entered the plea
that he could not get justice in this
county in that of the 18 men called to
sit on the grand jury, none but whom
had paid taxes, and not one of whom
, had a case pending trial at this court;
' that of this number two were relieved
by His Honor because they had decid
ed for the acquittal of the denfendants,
yet had spoken to no one, except Of the
two one had mentioned the fact to his
family only. Yet another man who
was retained to serve said he had form
ed an opinion.
Stack followed for the defense; ask
ed that this case be sent to Anson
because the judge in his charge to the
grand jury had used expressions which
make it impossible for these men to
return anything but a true bill for
murder in the first degree. From the'
manner and - speech of the judge it:
would be impossible to get a fair trial
in Union county. The motion was
Mr. Caudle of Wadesboro made a;
plea for removal to Anson on differ-,
ent basis. There are many men here)
with mortgages on their crops that
they might attend as witnesses in this
case. Others are here whose crops
are in the grass. The cost to Anson
county will be from $20,000 to $25,000.,
And the whole citizenship of the com-[
munity of Morven where the crime
was committed is away, leaving of the
400 men inhabitants only two men
there. An epidemic of measles is,
there. Women and children left with
little protection. McLendon following'
argued that the defense had prepared |
to try these cases all in one. And!
to try It otherwise would be unjust toj
their clients, as no notice had been!
served them of a change in proceed- j
ings since it was ruled in the prelim- I
inary hearing by Judge Neal that one
covered all in the case. Solicitor Rob
inson denied that notice had not been
served. He bad given Mr. Caudle no
tice of indictment, and he is defen
dant's lawyer. Judge replied it would
be a hraship upon the state to allow j
all to be tried under one indictment,
thus giving the defense 84 challenges
to the State's two. The unfairness to
each individual .was shown by the So
licitor if the cases were tried togeth
er. It would be impossible for a jury
to hold all evidence in such a case
in mind. If it is a hardship upon
these men it was brought upon them
by themselves, and it was not himself
who had caused this inconvenience.
It is alleged that it would take one
week on each case, and there are twen
ty-one to be tried.
Jerome enters the plea that "It does
not make any difference whether this
case comes under the act or not; it is
Judge answers that he is not prepar
ed to answer as to whether it is un
constitutional, that was for other au
COALITION Of REPUBLICS.
An Alleged Coalition of the Central
American Republics Against Guat
emala is Reported.
New Orleans, La., July 17.— An al
leged coalition of the Central Ameri
can Republics against Guatemala
reported in a special despatch from
Mexico City. The dispatch, which
quotes a friend of Gen. Barillas as
"Some time last March Salvador,
Honduras and Nicaragua entered
into an offensive and defensive coal
ition against Guatemala, agreeing
that the moment there was infringe
ment by Guatemala of territorial
lights "of either of the three confed
erates the declaration of war against
Guatemala should follow."
TWO BURNED TO DEATH.
jn Fire at Hotel Park Two Were
Burned to Death.
Pittsburg, Pa., July 17 ~* J^ e ?
Conway, a city employe and Neal
Conners, bartender, were burned to
e'eath in the fire at Hotel Park. Sev
eral were overcome I>y smoke but
were rescued by the. firemen.
Used Explosive Bullets. ..
San Salvador, Monday, July 17.
The belligerents agreed upon tire
armistice claiming that Guatemalans
during the recent fighting used^ ex
plosive bullets, notwithstanding Gua
temala signed the Geneva convention.
A SURPRISE SPRUNG.
Cleveland Grand Jury Will at Once
Cleveland, 0., July 17. —The gov
ernment sprung a surprise in the
grand jury investigation of the rela
tions of the Lake Shore and Michi
gan Southern Railway Co. and Stan
dard Oil Co., shortly before noon.
At that time the session of the jury
was adjourned to 3 o'clock and all
the witnesses who were to appear
were excused, permanently. This ac
tion was taken to mean that the in
vestigation is ended, and that the
grand jury will at once begin the con
sideration of the testimony sub
Join Against Standard.
The federal officials practically ad
mitted there will be no further at
tempt to indict officials or employes
of the Lake Shore road and that every
effort will be directed against the Stan
dard Oil Co.
FOR MOVE OF OFFICE
The Mayor and Other Represent
ative Citizens are in Wash
ington in Order to Have Col
lector's Office Moved from Ashe
ville to Statesville
Washington, July 17. —The Mayor
and other representative citizens of
Statesville, N. C. were given a hearing
by Secretary Shaw and Assistant Sec
retary Edwards of the Treasury, on the
question of the removal of the office of
Collector of Internal Revenue from
Ashevllle to Statesville.
Mr. Brown, the newly appointed
collector, is a resident of Statesville
and has recommended the removal.
The Department will send an agent
to North Carolina to make an investi
gation and a decision is likely to be
reached soon after the return of Com
missioner Yerkes from Europe, which
will be in about six weeks.
WILMINGTON'S NEW HOTEL.
Will Be Called the Monticello and
Work will Begin Soon —News Notes.
Wilmington, July 17—The subject of
a hew hotel for Wilmington has been
agitating the minds of the buslnegs
men here for some time. Thihgs
have now taken definite shape, how
ever, and in all probability work on
the large and modern Monticello,
which will be the' name of the hotel,
Will commence before many months.
Many of our well known business men
and capitalists are back of the move
ment and there is hardly any doubt
in any ones mind that It will not be
built. If there is anything more than
another that this city needs It is ad
ditional fcotel facilities.
A Bible Class was organ
ised yesterday afternoon at the First
Baptist Sunday school.
The British Steamer "Putney
Bridge" which has been loading with
cotton at the Champion Compress
cleared Friday for European ports.
Mrs. Ed. Woody, of New York City,
who was formerly a resident of this
city sang yesterday at both the morn
ing and evening services of the First
The Traveling Auditors of the At
lantic Coast Line are today holding
their regular monthly meeting in this
city. All of the auditors are in at
The Philathea and Baraca classes of
the Second Advent Curch will hold a
joint rally next Friday night kt which
time two prominent speakers will Ad
dress the classe§.
Miss Bertha Pinner of Southport, N-
C., is visiting the family of Mr. James
Wilson on Princess street.
IS IT ED.* DAVIS?
Negro Captured at Jfrcksboro Said to
v Be Salisbury ft4urder«r.
Salisbury, July 17—Sheriff Julian to
day received a telegram from Jacks
l>oro, Tenn., stating that a man filling
the description of Ed- Davis, the mur
derer of Conductor Wiggins, had been
captured there and r.sks Sheriff Julian
what disposition to make of him.
SherifT Julian Wired the Tennessee
officer that if the negro captured was
the right man Rowan county would pay
a reward of $550. It is probable.that
the negro will be brought to Salisbury
HICKORY, N. 0., THURSDAY JULY 19, 1906.
A GREAT NUMBER
•-» •!».:.*; « : - •*- * • iA*
To-day's Budget of Revolution
ary outragesand Agrarian Dis
~ orders is Much Larger than
* vjr •
Usual. Peasants Invade Crown
Estates and Private Forests.
From Different Parts of the Em
pire Come Numerous Reports
o Murder aiid Outrage. Alarm
Over Strike of St. Petersburg
St. Petersburg. July 17.—The daily
budget of revolutionary outrages and
Agrarians disorders are larger than
usual, In many places the peasants are
wantonly applying to the rich estates
belonging to the crown and private for
At Natshatkino in Simbrik province,
the town hall was set on fire yesterday
and the entire village of 300 houses
was consumed. Throughout Poland
systematic pillaging of • Government
spirit shops is in progress. The cen
tral' police office at Warsaw was rob
bed and the gei darme killed.
At Lubkin Russian Poland revolu-
I tionists executeu a workman suspected
[of being a spy, and at Nizhni Novgorod
and Vansnoky-Coshier of spirit monop-
I oly and killed.
The bank at Sosyltsa was robbed
and at Tiflis a locomotive engineer
was shot in bis cab by' an assassin
concealed in the neighborhood.
Workmen at Rostoff killed an alleg-:
ed government provocator. At Pilia
gorsk a tartar woman who was bap
tized in the ortbordox church was mur
dered and at "Yaroskav bombs were
exploded at the residences of the chief
of police and the officer of Gendar
merie. Considerable alarm is caused
by the strike of the St. Petersburgi
THE THAW CASE.
Writ of Prohibition Secured Restrain-,
ing District Attorney form
Evidence as to Death of White.
New York, July 17. —One of Thaws
counsel appeared before Justice
Blanchard in the Supreme Court and
secured a writ of prohibition, restrain
ing the District Attorney and Grand
Jury from taking any evidence as to
the lulling of "Stanford White. The
writ, which is temporary, also re
strains the District Attorney and
Grand Jury frdn issuing any suboe
nas in connection with the matter of
the killing of White.
Justice Blanchard also issued an or
der directing the District Attorney
and Grand Jury to show cause tomor
row why they should not be absolute
ly restrained from any further proceed
ings in the matter of the killing of
White, and against Harry K. Thaw.
Cause for the Writ.
The allegations on which the re
straining writ was issued alleges that
as Thaw had been indicted by the
grand jury it Is illegal for the district
attorney to issue grand jury subpoe
nas and to obtain further evidence for
the prosecution through witnesses who
appear at the district atorney's office
in answer to subpoenas.
EN ROUTE TO WASHINGTON.
Gourdain, the Chicago Broker, Tele
graphs for a Stenographer.
Washington, July 17. —Louis A Gour
dain, the Chicago broker, under sen
tence for conducting a lottery, and who
is resisting the efforts of his attorney
and friends to keep him out of the
Joliet penitentiary, telegraphed the
clerk of the Supreme Court asking
him to have the best court stenogra
pher in Washington to meet him at
his hotel here this evening. Upon
leaving Chicago Gourdain announced
that he i*tended to apply to the Su
preme Court to order his incarceration
in the penitentiary.
Loss by Fire $23,000.
Norfolk, July 17. —The warehouse
of the Franklin Peanut Co., of Frank
lin, Va., was burned last night. The
loss is $23,000.
The Emperor Approved Bill Ap
propriating $7,500,000 for
Famine Relief. This Law is
First Enactment of Russian Par
liament During two Months.
St. Petersburg, July 17. —The Em
peror approved the bill of the Lower
House Parliament, which was opened
by the Upper House, appropriating $7,-
500,000 for famine relief, thus support
ing the contention of both houses of
Parliament against his own ministers.
This law is the first enactment of
the Russian parliament and repre
sents the legal result of a session of
over two months.
In the Role of Peace Maker Again.
General Congress of Socialist Inter
parliamentary Committees Opened.
London, July 17. —The general con
gress of Socialists inter-parliamentary
committees opened under the presi
dency of James Keir Hardie, the
Socialist member of Parliament and
chairman of the independent labor
The first action of the congress was
to expel the newspaper men present,
the foreign delegates, fearing that de
tailed reports of the proceedings would
bring them unpleasantly to the notice
of their governments. The attendance
is not large. The European continent
is represented by 25 delegates, includ
ing a member of the Russian Parlia
Several women delegates are pres
ent. The general purpose seems to be
Ito attempt to unify the action of
socialists in the various Parliaments.
25100 ELKS ARE
Already 25,000 Elks ana Ladies
Accompanying Them have Reg
istered for Great Re-union
and More are Coming in on
Denver, July 17. —Twenty-five thous
and Elks and ladies accompanying
them in attendance at the twelfth an
nual reunion have registered at the lo
cal headquarters and others are still
The weather is superb. A reception
to the visiting Elks and families will
be held in the park and in the Elks'
rooms at St. Anthony's Hospital.
The band contest, a feature of Elks'
reunions, began and will continue to
The grand lodge held its first busi
ness session to-day, a revision of the
constitution being one of the most
important matters to come before the
Ban on Negro Elks.
By the reception of the proposed new
constitution three forms of government
will be established; Executive, Judicial,
This will put all executive power in
the hands of the Grand Exalted Ruler,
while the Judicial duties, such as
arbitration of'all questions pertaining
to the order, will be placed in the
hands of the board of governors or
a similar body. The Legislative power
will devolve upon the delegates in the
A new ritual has also }>een prepared
which is said to be far superior to the
Henry J. Darwood, a member of the
Philadelphia delegation, will introduce
a resolution condemning the use of the
Elks badge by the negro organization
of Elks, and recommending the adop
tion of an official emblem. The entire
negro question will be thoroughly gone
over and it is expected steps will be
taken to attempt to prevent the colored
organization from using the Elk head.
DEATH OF MRS. L. J. MANNING.
Was Wife of the Late Judge John
Manning—Died at Home in Chapel
Durham, July 17. —Mrs. L. J. Man
ning, wife of the late Judge John Man
ning, died this morning at her home
in Chapel Hill. She has been in feeble
health for some time and her death
did not come unexpectedly, she be
ing 71 years of age.
There are seven children. They are:
Dr. J. T. Manning and J. S. Manning,
of Durham, Mrs. Dr. Venable, Dr. I.
H. Manning and Miss Mary Manning,
of Chapel Hill, Mrs. Webb# of
Bellbuckle, Tenn., and Mrs.. W. W.
Huske, of Fayetteville. The remains
were carried to Pittsboro ftfr inter
Suits Against Two Companies.
St Louis. Juiy 17.—After an investi
gation of three weeks, Circuit Attorney
yager filed suits for the collection of
fines and the annulment of charters
against the Polar Wave Ice and Fuel
Co., and. the Merchants Ice and Coal
Co., on the allegations that these
companies are in an alleged combina
tion to restrain trade and to fix and
maintain the price of ice. .
THE TELEPHONE CASE.
Corporation Commission Hear Case
„ Against Southern BelU
Raleigh, N. C., July 17—The North
Carolina Corporation Commission de
voted several hours today to the hear
ing of testimony and argument in the
matter of the complaint filed by Secre
tayr of State J. Bryan Grimes against
the Southern Bell Telephone Co. in
which he demands that the maximum
charges for telephone service in this
state be fixed at five cents per minute
for the first five minutes and two and
one half cents per minute for time in
excess of five minutes for long distance
toll service and $1.50 per month for
residence and $2.00 per month for busi
ness stations in local exchange service
He charged that he had been charged
$1.75 for a seven minutes talk to
Grimesland and an equally high rate
to Washington, N. C., charges that he
insisted are unreasonably high.
The hearing today was given over
I almost entirely to evidence and argu
ment on the part of officials and at
torney for the Southern Bell in defense
of the present rates. Col. Grimes was
present but took no active part in the
, hearing, reljing on the complaint that
lie had previously filed in deti il with
The officials made statements in
defence of the present rates of charges
made by the Bell the gist of the de
fense to the Grimes complaint being
that the present toll and station charg
es are as low as it consistent with good
business, that to reduce them lower
would be to confiscate their property
in violation of the constitution of the
United States that the company owns
only part of the line to Washington and
Grimesland and the rate therefore is
not under their control. And that jCol.
Grimes is not and has never asked to
be a subscriber to the Bell and there
fore has no ground or right to file the
complaint that he has. The company
claims too that theirs is largely an in
terstate business, the commission hav
ing no jurisdiction over such and that
much of the long distance toll business
iu the State is partly over lines not
owned by the Southern Bell, that the
Bell Co. has only traffic arrangements
with such connection lines and acts
purely as an agent for these companies
in collecting their part of the toll
charges, the rate being fixed by such
It is a notable fact in this connec
tion that the corporation commission
in their last annual report to Governor
Glenn declared that the authority
given the commission over telephone
companies and the regulation of their
rates is very meager and that addition
al legislation by the legislature was
necessary before the commission could
accomplish much in this direction.
Case of Trust Company.
Special to The News.
Raleigh, July 17. —Judge Purnell of
the Federal court today heard argu
ment in the case of Schenectady Trust
Co. vs T;he Cape Fear Power Co., of
Fayetteville and made an order making
permanent the receivership of Chas.
H. Belvln and E. Howell. Counsel for
the Power Co and Gray and Morgan,
the largest stockholders, represented
to the court that over $400,000 had
been expended on the plant, the dam is
complete the tell lines up and the ma
chinery on hand ready for installation
so that the receivers if continued
should be directed by the court to com
plete tHe plant which is to furnish
electric power for the operation of the 1
big Fayetteville cotton mills and other'
enterprises and that to have a receiv-!
would mean that it would be sacrificed
at fifty cents on the dollar or less.
In fact they charge that the whole pro
ceeding against the company was an
effort on the part of the Electric Bond
and Share Co.. which holds some of
the bonds of the Power Co. to get
possession of the plant for a song.
Judge Purnell made no order as to the
completion of the plant before sale
but intimated that he would take the
matter under advisement and probab
ly have receivers certificates issued for
The counsel in the case were H. A.
Forshee and ex-Judge Womack for
the Power Co., and Gray and Morgan
and Shepherd and Shepherd for the
Schenectady Trust Co.
Fort Worth Record. '
"An,ji," continued" the seeress, "you
are going to be disappointed in love."
"Then my sweetheart is going to
"No, she is -going to marry you.
Two dollars, please." I
; —'■ * 1
THE BEST JOB PRINTING OF ;
I ALL. KINDS AT THIS OFFICE. 5
SHORTAGE OF MI
111 TREASURY DEP'T,
An Investigation of the Accounts
of the Late G. A. Bartlett, Dis
bursing Officer of the Treasury
Department Shows a Shortage
About $14,000 was Paid out OP
Fraudulent Vouchers Presented
by Jos. W. Boyd. Boyd is in
Jail. Bartlett's Shortage is
Covered by Bond.
Washington, D. C., July 17.—1t is
stated at the Treasury Department
that the investigation of the accoumts
of the late Major George A. Bartlett,
disbursing officer of the Treasury
Department shows a shortage ap
About $14,000 are said to have been
iunocently paid out on fraudulent
vouchers, presented by James W.
Boyd, clerk in the Marine Hospital
Service, who in September last was
arrested and is now in jail pending
trial for misappropriating govern
Although Bartlett was technically
responsible for the payments on
Boyd's fraudulent vouchers, the short
age in his own office will probably
not exceed $19,000. The treasury
officials have no means of knowing
how long the shortage has been
standing, but are inclined to the
opinion that comparatively small
amounts have been taken from time
to time, during the several years.
Bartlett was taken ill, and died
while his office was being investi
gated. 'His shortage was fully cov
ered by a bond of the surety com
pany, which had been notified of the
defalcation, and the demand made
DEATH OF MR. HUGHES.
Marriage of Prominent Young Couple
Col. Olds "Sunshiners."
Beaufort, July 17. —Mr. Hughes, a
furniture dekler, who came here from
Plymouth a few days ago died sudden
ly at his residence on Front street at
12 o'clock Sunday night. Heart trouble,
complicated with Bright's disease is
thought to have been the cause of
his death. He had retired in his usual
health. Being awakened by the slam
ming of a door, which he had neglected
to close, he had attempted to arise
and shut it but fell back dead.
Mr. Dowdy, who is employed in Tur
ner's furniture store at New Bern,
came down yesterday to be united in
marriage to Miss Lorene Willis of this
city. The ceremony yas performed at
3 o'clock at the residence of the
bride's parents on Orange street, Rev.
T. P. Noe of the Episcopal church offi
ciating. The young couple are very
popular here, and the best wishes of
many friends will attend them.
Rev. John J. Douglass, pastor of
the Baptist Tabernacle, New Bern, who
is spending his vacation here, preach
ed at the Baptist church yesterday
morning and last night. Rev. Dr. Sum
dell of Wilson, preached at the M. E.
church last evening. Large congre
gations were present at both churches.
Col. Fred. A. Olds, of Raleigh, arriv
ed here today with 100 "Sunshiners"
from Raleigh. They will stop in Beau
fort, where comfortable arrangements
have been made for their entertain
ment. They will be given a thorough
outing, boats being chartered for a
week. Col. Olds is assisted in this com
mendable "labor of love" by Mr. and
Mrs. John E. Ray of Raleigh, who ar
rived here last week.
Fine catches of blue fish and Spanish
mackerel are being made by parties
from Beaufort and Morehead.
A party, of which your correspon
dent was a member, caught 25 blue
fish in about 2 hours trolling one day
last week. Trollers are making good
catches every day.
Eastern Republicans are still rejoic-.
ing over the defeat of Spencer Black
burn. This is Carl Duncan's home,
and the anti-Blackburn sentiment is
exceedingly strong here.
THE DATE CHANGED.
Negroes Tried With Lyerly Murder
Will Be Tried August 6.
Salisbury, July 17.—The special
term of the Rowan cAjnty Superior
court will be held on Monday August
6th for the trial of the five negroes
who are charged wit% them urder of
the Lyerly family. •
The board of county commisioners
of Rowan held a special meeting today
and drew 36 jurors, 12 of which will
sit on the case. There is only one of
the 36 from the immediate section
where the crime was committed. The
greater portion of the number are
from Salisbury and southern Rowan.
The order for this special term of
court was received by Sheriff Julian
thjs morning from Governor Glenn,
who it at Atlantic City. It was thought
that the special term would be held
July 30 but under the law this date
Dr. Pelligrini Dead.
By Associated Press.
Buenos Ayres, July 17. —Dr. Chas.|
Pelligrini, former president of Argen
tina, is dead.