VOL. II. NO. 129. SUN BEAMS. FocusseiVand Transmitted In Snt by a Gun Reporter. LEROY SMITH, CITY EDITOR. TELEPHONE NUMBER 4. LOCAL NEWS. To-niorrc w, Washington's birth day, is a legal holiday. Smoot Bros. & Rosrcrs have a change of ad in this issue. The Chattanooga train from the west this morning was covered with snow. The Brown Clothing Company have something new in their ad tertising space to-day. 3fr. J. C. Bernhardt, of the county, is suffering a great deal with a beal in the neck. Weather forecast: Generally fair to-night and Tuesday. Colder and freezing weather to-night. New spring styles in calicoes, percales, ginghams, white goods and wool novelties. J. It. C. Brown, Jr. & Co. C. E. Mills, deputy collector, has a notice of sale in this paper. He will, on the 2nd of March sell five boxes of tobacco at this place. Isom Ruffin was arrested Satur day night? charged with retailing whiskey. His case; was not dis posed of at the morning session of court to-day. A pleasant surprise -The way we have sold out clothing and hats has been a surprise to us. There a, is still good picking, however. J. R. C. Brown, Jr. & Co. -t ' . JB ft "' xhe beauuiul "centre piece . L ... made by Miss Jennie Gill - will-be raffled off at G. W. Wright's fur- niture store to-morrow night at 7 :30. Some chances remain not taken. The Christian lleid book-club will meetvon Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 instead of Wednesday, with Mrs. W. -W. McKenzie. Author for the evening, Paid. Leicester Ford. It is earnestly requested that the ladies of the Lutheran church meet at the Shaver & Woodson building to-morrow (Tuesday) morning at 9:30 .to arrange for . the 4 'Liber ian Coffee." Word has been received from Statesville that Mr. T. C. Mur dock is very low with Bright's disease. His father-in-law, Mr. J. W. McKenzie, went up to States ville this morning to see him. The Book Club meets with Mrs. . Edwin R. Overman, February 22nd, at 3:30 o'clock. The Rubai yat of Omar Khayyam for discus sion. Fitzgerald's translation and Elihu Vedder's illustrations. Daring the time from Saturday evening till this morning over a dozen people were arrested by the police and placed in . the lock-up. Several of the cases are to be dis posed of at the afternoon session of the city court to-day. " Dr. J. W. Long retturned Sat- urday night from High Point Y where he had been on professional V business., On arriving home he Ifound a message calling him to Durham to look after a case of appendicitis. He left for that plkce on the next train. Two colored men were . arrested yesterday and the officers found half a doze a bottle of beer on one of tthem. They (the men) were locKted up and held , for trial this af terVjoon on a charge of hand ling beer. At the trial they "blew" On Mr. Tom Sparnell and be was bund over to. court on the charge ofiselliug beer on Sunday. The two cvlored men were turned - loose. . I GALA DAY. FLAG RAISING AND BIBLE PRESENTATION. The Juiior Order of United Ameri can 1 Mechanics of North Carolina I wii: Meet Jn Salisbury To morrow The Programme. The Hag raising and Bible pre sentation by the Junior Order of United American Mechanics of Salisbury will be held to-morrow, February 22nd, at 2 o'clock p. m. The Juniors will assemble in their respective halls,' at 1:15 p. m., and at the public square not later than Xioj p. in. , jlu3 iexiusjion tioruei band w 11 furnish ekcellent music for the occasion. The address of welcome will be delivered by our honora )le mayer, T. C. Linn, at the pu jlic fou ntain. After the address the line of march will be formed with the Juniors, and the Daughters of Liberty in the center of the line on a float. There will be four marshals, on either side of the procession, mounted on horse back. The line will move down north Inniss street to Fulton, out Fulton to Kerri out Kerr to the city graded school. When there the procession will assemble under the flag! pole, where the exercises by the school will begin at 2 o'clock with prayer. The school exercis3s will consume but a few minute . I ..... iThe broorramtne which will be rendered by the Juniors is as f ol . ! .- . -' lows: . 1st. Music by band. 2nd. raising 3rd. Presentation speech of flag flag and I music. Acceptance speech of flag by Mayor T. CI Linn. 4th. Music. 5th. Presentation speech of the Holy Bible. Oth. (Acceptance speech of Bible by Prof. R. G. Kizer. Music arid distribution of flags in ington, memory of George Wash- by the Juniors .to the school c lildren. . 8th. march Music, while the line of s beinsr formed to 20 to Chestnut Hill sbhool. The line of march vill be out Liberty street to FultonJ I out Fulton to Chestnut Hill sc hook where the exercises will bd 1 ' t the same as at the city school change vith the exception 01 some '.Mm ! . in the speeches. When these exercises are over the pro- cession will march up Main street to? the fountain. Here there will all Juniors will be music, thence assemb e in their respective halls. 1 The J unior order this mornin received two pandsome flags to be useq'at theiri exercises to-mor row. They ' measure 4x8 feet. They also have several hundred snjall wags which they will dis tribute, j They cordially invite the citizens of Salis jury and surround ing country to ; oin them in cele brating! I the birthday of George Washington. ' .This is to be the annual meeting of the State Council of the J unior Order of United American Me- chanics and a large number of members and friends of the order ! . j j from adjoining towns are expected to be present, r It will be a day f on the local order. gala Some of the visitors are expect- in tnis evening and otners in the 1 morning. All the year round Shoes are good al the year round, and it isn't often you can ?et shoes at way we are cost, bi that is! the sellinglhem, to close bv March 1st. J R. C. Brown. Jr. & Co. Ail Pbrk Sausage, Liver Pudding Head Cheese, Winnie and Balogna at Jacksoii's market. SALISBURY, N. C, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 21, IS9B. COME SEBEIT, COME LEBEN.V Four Officers Did Come and Negroes Scattered. the Yesterday four officers sur prised a party of colored "crap shooters"' in the old canning fac- ory opposite the depot, and suc ceeded in capturing four of thiem. There were eleven in the party of dice throwers, and they were play- mg in tne second storv of the building. When two of the ofii- cors entered, the players were so frightened that some of them jumped from the. windows, 25, feet to the ground. 'The four who 'were captured were locked up and held for trial this afternoon. The others are known and wjll be taken. No money was seen by the offi cers but the bovs will at least have, to answer a charge of dis orderly conduct on Sunday. At the trial which was held at 2 o'clock, the four players were sent to the chain gang, each for thirty days, The seven who have not yet been caught will likely find a like sen tence awaiting them when they are run in. A Sunday Service. Next Sunday a Sunday service will be inaugurated by the Salis bury telephone exchange. The Sunday hours wilt be: Central ope i up to 10 o'clock and then close to 3; open after three. What Next? . ' About, tliree weeks ago some one entered the engine room of the North Side Roller Mill and turned on tne city water, noocung tne J 1 V . 1 Jl V room, i 11 Two weeks ago some one stole a poation of the mill's whistle, and last nignt, some one got tne re- mainder of the whistle. Somewhat Bruised. T. f J. Harrison and Morgan Griffin, who are engaged in busi ness in Halifax county , came home Saturday night. Mr. Harrison was bruised up considerably and his face is somewhat disfigured caused by a runaway which oc ciirred as ho was about to start for home Ho was , in a buggy when the horse run away, doing damage to his body as noted above. Left for His Home. Mr. Grayson Weymouth, steno grapher at the Southern's shops received a telegram Saturday af ternoon announcing that his moth er was very ill. He left for his home bn No 12. On account of Mr. Waymouth leaving Ml Earn est West will have to cancel his trip to Mordi Gras which will take place in New Orleans, La., this A. ' week.: Menu. The following is the menu of the t4Liberian Coffeer' to be give by the ladies of the Lutheran church in the Woodson and Shaver building on 'Fisher street to-mor row evening from 6 to .10 o'clock: Regular supper consisting of ham, chicken salad, develed egg: cheese straws, Saratoga chips, Biscuit, Pickles,. 25c. Ice cream and cake, 10c. Siberian coffee land sandwich, 10c. , , " Liber ian coffee, sandwich, with souvenir cup and saucer, 25c. NO CURE-NO PAY That Is the way all Druesrists sell GROVES TASTELESS CHILL TONIC for Chills and J ever ana all'Forms of Malaria. It is sim ply Iron and Quinine in a. tasteless form. Children love it. Adults prefer it to bitter, nauseating ionics, jfrice ouc. I have just bought at car loa4 of Steers from Mack Harrison, oy Mill Bridge, I think the best lot of cattle 1 ever handled.1 Try a oice Ifoast ' or Steak. : M. L. JjjCkson. 7 COURT CONVENES. CIGARETTE CASES WERE DISPOSED OF. Defendants Discharged Upon s Pay ment of Costs Court Gets ; Down, to BusmessV-Will be a Two ; ' Weeks' Term. Rowan's Superior court, Feb ruary term, convened this morn- ig, J udge J. D. Mclver, presid- 1112. . The grand jury selected is . as fdlows: J. C. McCanless, foreman. ' D. M. Shaver. E. L. Smith, J. M. Brady, A. Sechler Correll, J. A. Fisher, H. B. Bailey, G. W. Jacobs, ' "Alfred W. Rusher, H. IVI. Huffman, J. S. Harrison, D. M. Penninger, C.-L. Shuping, Ji N. Plaster, JI C. Kennerly, John W. Glover, RUfus B. Beeler, " . F. J. Barrier. The followinfir of the original venire, petit jury, were sworn in: Thos. Watkins, Jacob Correll, - L. J. Kluttz, Vance V. Trexler, Pleasant Wise, ' ; S. Ji. Swicegood, ' " JJ F Lyerly, . " .Pt. A..Hartman, . . . - W. - L. Karrikcr, - . D. D. Alexander, W F. Isenhour, . . Li. M. Kepley. Thos. II. Vanderford presented to Judge Mclver a license to prac tice law, took and subscribed the oaths prescribed by law for attor nevs and was duly nualitied and enrolled as such. - The case of State vs. Will Kino- .... f . o for an affray was begun before' the noon, recess. , State vs Ed. H. Marshy selling cigarettes to v Minors: defendant pleads guilty and judgment is sus ended upon payment of costs. State vs Alexander Parker, sel ling cigarettes to minors, defend ant pleads guilty and judgment is suspended upon payment of costs. "i m i v 1 r - 1 ' n . . .. .. 7 cigarettes to minors, six cases; defendant pleads guilty and judg Dtnte vs iavid laiiH) e. se lino ment is suspended upon payment of costs. State vs Mrs. selling cigarettes pros. David Cauble, to minors; nol Court took a recess until 2 o'clock. Property Sold. ' To-day at the court house some valuable property was udder execution. door sold v. iThe property sold included the house on Main and Bank streets. toe late residence of W. Smith 1 '1- ' dfeal, now occupied by Dr. J. W. Long, and a number of lots in the cjty and some property in the county belonging to Mr. Smith teal. . ' h airly good prices were secured mr all the property. FAT MOUNTAIN CATTLE. 1 bave purchased three car , loads of dhoice Mountain Cattle, and have ikhers engaged. The , market will jiave my personal attention. 1 guar antee to please or money refunded. 1 : J.,S. M ARABLE. A big line of boys' knee pant suits received to-day. . For boys aged , 13, 14, 15 and 16. At popular prices. J - BROWN CLOTHING CO. 1 '. . Shave at the Climax. - - - - - - -I - - i 5 KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS' SEEHOU. Delivered by Eev. C L. Hoffman in the Presbyterian Church Last Night. The Knights of Pythias' sermon in the Presbyterian, church last night was largely attended, i The sermon was delivered by Rev. C. L. Hoffman, of Charlotte. F His text was II Peter, lch and part of 5 vs. "''and to faith add couraore." The text was very appropiate to the Knights, especially to one of the great virtues to " which j their order holds. I it He began by saying there never was a time in the, history of 4he world when people needed courage as now. ihis was not only true Id but in the in the political wor eclesiastical world.! He showed familiar I with himself thoroughly his subiect. It was in every re- spect a splendid Knights were most address, j. The happy in the selection of Mr. Hoffman to preach their sermon and doubt be jjlad to they will no welcome him here again at any time. 'BIG TOM" WILSON. The Man Here Who Pound Dr. Mitch bell's Body. . 1 Mr. Wilson, of Yancey county, who is known through the western part- of the State as tkBig Tom" Wilsqn, is in Salisbury to-day. He has recently been! down in the eastern part of the Stat spending a few weeks and is how returning to his home in the mountains. Mr. Wilson is settinsr quite bid and he hat a record which can hardly be touched I by any I other man in the State he has Skilled one, hundred and .fourteen J black bears. ' He is the great bear man of the State. : j Mr. Wilson came in on the morn ing train and is spending the day with Mrs. Coit. I He is the man who found the body of Dr. Mitchell who lost his way and subsequently his life on the high peak, in the western-part of the "State .known now as Mt. Mitchell. J (j! Dr. Mitchell was the grandfather of Mrs. Coit, with whom Mr. Wilson is spending the day. The manner, in which he lost his 'life is known to nearly all of the readers of the Sun, but it can not be told more interestingly than by "Big Tom" Wilson, to whose house Dr. Mitchell was trying to make his way when he lost- his life, ji This was in" 1857. Some time after the eminent doctor lost his life his body was found by Mr. Wilson. "Big Tom" wilj leave to-night or to morrow for Asheville. Bring a Book. " ; The Washington day exercises at the graded school commence at 2 p. m. to-morrow. It is hoped that visitors will donate one or more books to the proposed library. - ! ' At the Opera House. - Services were conducted at the opera house yesterday afternoon and night by Evangelist Needham. Large congregations were present at. each service. Mr. Needham talks in an interesting waj and his hearers are all attention. He has traveled extensively and during the sermon tells of many incidents to illustrate the idea he wishes to convey. . TO CURE A C0LQIN ONE DAY Take Laxative Br6mo Quinine Tablets. All Druggists refund the money if it fails to Cure. 25c , NOTICE I must request all parties indebted to.T. "F. Young to make immediate settlement of their accounts, or I will be " forced to place Ihe same in the hands of an attorney for colllection. W. H. Crawford, Trustee. 10 Cents Per "Week MAINE DISASTER. THE CAUSE IS STILL UN KNOWN. Facts in the Case Pending the In vestigation Divers from TJ. S. will do Investigating Spain Must Not Take iPart. The Maine disaster is the all absorbing topic of ' the day. Ev erybody is anxious to learn the latest news' from the trouble. The blowing up of the (battleship is decidedly the most imporbmt oc currence transpiring to the Unit6d States since the late civil war aruT its results may be fraught with deep solicitude to theipeojle. ne situation remains aoout as it did on Saturday. The result of the trouble is no w pending the in vestigation. United States divers, by a decision of President McKin ley and Secretary Lon, will make the investigation. "l Tne Spanish government desired to take part in the investigation but will not be permitted toJ do so. NEWSPAPER HEH PASS. Members of the Press Club and the Pen and Pencil Club Returning. A party of newspaper men, members of the International League of Press Clubs, of Brook lyn, N. -Y. and of the Pen and Pencil Club, of Philadelphia, passed through here last night on their - way homeirom New Or leans, La., where they had been to attend the eighth annual conven tion of the league held there last week. Quite a number or ladies were in the party which consisted of about 140 people all told. ' The party left New Orleans about 10 o'clock, Saturday and came by the way of Nashville, Chattanooga and Asheville. They spent five hours in. Ashe ville yesterday and stopped at the Battery Park hotel, j :.' A Sun man met and talked with Mr, Geo.- HT. Rovve, of the Brook lyn Daily Times. t ; He did not appear to be very favoraby. impressed with the South. He seemed to think the people wera too slow, that they lacked energy. New Orleans, he said was a dirty city. Of Salisbury, while waiting oVer here, he said he wal ked up the street a block or two but turned around because everything was, "dark- darkness and black blackness." He also said the street was so muddy. He conversed f reely. He was on the battleship Maine when it was launched. , What he said of f Salisbury's be ing dark and muddy did not sound wel 1 to us, but it was true. . The party was traveling on a special train. . . Bought at a bargain price and marked to sell at the lowest living margin of profit Burt's Bargains in ladies, shoes. This afternoon at 3 o'clock Evan gelist Needham gives the first of a series of Bible readings at the bap tist church. Each afternoon this week,- between 3 and 4 o'clock, these services will be held. The public is cordially invited and those attending are requested to bring their Bibles. , Two nicely furnished rooms for rent suitable for light house-keeping, also one four room house for .rent. W. II. Huff Jr. LOST-rA bird-dog puppy, with a rope around his neck and a black nose. Iteturn to E. B. Willis, at steam laundry.