VOL. II.-NO. 132.
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Focussed and Transmitted Into Print
by a Sun Reporter.
LKROY SMITH, CITY EDITOR.
TELEPHONE DUMBER 4.
Weather forecast: Generally fair
to-night and Friday
There was'a chopping at Mr. G.
II, Koons Tuesday afternoon. .
The Juvenile Musical Club meets
with Miss Lily Heilig to-morrow
afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.
T. K. Garner has been on the
sick list ior several days, ne is
able to'be out now we are glad to
learn. v j
The fast mail from the south was
Tate to-day not reaching here , until
after 12 o'clock. The passengers
took dinner here.
Rowan Lodge, No. 100, Knights
of Pythias will meet in the new
Castle hall in the Shaver building
at 7:30 o'clock to-night.
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" II. A. Neidinff- of this citv. has
recently sold a roller flour mill to
Tuttle Brothers, at Game well, and
one to A. P. Lents at Mt. Holly.
The electric lights at, the depot
will be burning this week, proba
bly to-night, if nothing happens to
delay the completion of the neces
' The Yost school will close for
. this season next Friday, .Feb.- 25.
The Yost baseball team and the
Shank nation team will cross bats
on that day. . ?
Horse flesh, some of it anyway,
is getting very cheap these days
A. gray horse, 'the v kind that never
die twas sold in Salisbury 41 week
for 10 cents.
Dr. F. J. Murdoch will preach
at St. Peter's "chajSeL, to-night at
7:30. 'During Lent 'Dr. Murdoch
will preach at St. Peter's every
A large 'congregation attended
the gospel service at the opera
house last night. A service wil
be held at that place again to-nigh
at 7:30, o'clock. Every body is in
Mr. J. D. Watts brought to the
Sun office this afternoon a full
fledged butterfly, the hrst we
have seen this. vear. He found it
1 on the street. They say that when
butterflies make their appearance
winter is broken.
Mr. F. D. Brannon, who has
een connected with the store
keeper's room at Spencer, left
last night for Manchester where
he will "work- in the Southern's
store house. He is succeeded here
by Mr. J. H. Browder, of Greens
boro, who has been at Spencer , re
cently. Capt. Jule Coleman, of Gold
Hill, an expert miner was sent for
yesterday and came up to-day to
do some work for Messrs. J . C.
and N. B. McCanless. He went
out to the mine about three miles
from the city some time after
There were several fires in the
Sumner neighborhood during the
windy weather last week. One
on Mr. E. B. McKenzie's farm de
stroyed some hay and did other
damage. The same night fire de
stroyed a portion of the pasture
fence on the farm of Capt. Jim
Mrs., Sstzer, of Claremont, who
has been here under treatment,
left this morning for her home,
she having recovered sufficiently
to make the trip. Some weeks
since fa critical operation was per
formed upon Mrs. $ctzer here by
Dr. Iong assisted by several other
A! YOUNG MAN AND A BOY
; PAINFULLY HURT.
Their Injuries Not Eegarded as Very
Serious The Accident Occurred
Near the Vance Cotton Mill
Very Little Damage.
jTwo engines met on the shop
track near. the Vance "cotton mills
about 1:30 o'clock last night, and
fatal results wero uarrowly aver
ted, the engines which struck
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the shop engine
g a rart of the night shop
force to the shops, at Spencer, and
the engine for tram 12 which was
being bronght to Salisbury' from
Spencer to be ready to take out
? shop engine was in the
' of Hostler Donnell , and
board about 12 employees
s moving along at a pretty
fair gait; the engine for train 12
was in charge of Engineer "Jack'''
-Shuping. The party; on the $hop
saw mat me engines were
to run together and all
jumpea except one man. Two of
these who jumped were hurt. Tel-
egrapH operator Curry struck
of the railroad
right elbow and
ciit and had his
ngnt untie aistocateu,ana worn
bones n his right leg between the
knee And ankle broken. Ed Vo
gler, ope of the call boys, had his
back s ! verely sp rained. Thei r in
juries ire not regarded as serious
The oi hers escaped Unhurt and
went cm to their
It is not ascer
tained whether the
accident was caxeLsck or:, what
was thh" cause.
who was on the
shop engine tells us that Hostler
Donne 1 saw the
ing an 1 applied
the drivers of
other engine com
bis breaks lock in
his engine; .that
Engineer "Jack' Shuping also saw
the shop engine coming, had
stopped and started to get out of
the way but the engines were too
close together to avoid one strik
ing the other.
There is no schedule on the shop
track and this being the case the en
gineers are required to look out for
one another, arid not to run over
lr to 6 hiniles peri
hour.- It is not
her -they were run-
ning okrer this speed or not.
damage to botlj engines, we
is only about $16.
I Baptist Concert at Spencer.
The Baptists will give a concert
in Sn lib's hal at Spencer to
morrow (Friday) night, Febuary
25th. (The occasion will be a very
intere: iting and pleasant one. Ad
mission 10 and
15 cents. 'Re
be served during
Pos master Hugh Smith, of
Spenc3r, requests us to say for
the be lefit of tne patrons of the
office, that his office hours for the
deJive y of mails are from 8 a. m.
to 8 p. j m. Mney order hours,
9 a. m to 5 p. m. The Sun goes
to nea :ly all thej homes in Spen
cer an 1 he take's this method of
informing the people during what
hours khey can receive their mails.
j This I is. published as a special fa
vor to pur Spencer patrons. They
NO CURE-NO PAY
Hie way all
Druggists sell GROVES
TOrsiC for Chills and
of Malaria, it is sim-
i)1 v Iro
e in a tasteless form.
love it. Adult
ts nrefer it to bitter.
Eleven room house,
modern improvements. ' For
particulars call at the Sun office. .
SALISBURY, N. C.,.,THURSDAY
AN ASSAULT WITH INTENT
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Will Garret, Colored, Jailed on a
Serious Charge His Victim was
Badly Braised Up A Pre
! X liminary Hearing. ?
? Will. Garrett, colored, was
brought down from Cleveland this
morning by Mr. John Gaither, a
deputized officer and was placed
in jail on a charge of highway
robbery and assault with intent to.
kill: i ' -
! His victim, a colored man named
Ruffin, was also brought down and
is being cared for at the jail. He
is badly bruised about the had
and his injuries are quite serious'.
'I The two negroes, we learn, have
been working for Moore & . Co. ,
contractors on the Mocks vill e
Moresville road near Unity church.
Tuesday they started towards
Cleveland, Ruffin taking along a
quaniity of money On the way, it
is said, Garret assaulted his part
ner,' beating him badly and taking
A preliminary hearing was hekl
before Esquire Rosebrough at
Cleveland last -night.
CASES DISPOSED OF.
An Assault With Intent to Kill, ahd
an Affray. j
ri)liceinan George C. Eagle, and
Dr W. H. Goler, of Livingston
College, were before Judge Mc
lycr and the Jury yesterday- even
iug on the - charge . aiu atfray
Theolffieer plead guilly. The doc
tor plead not guilty,
j Mr. Eagle was represented by
L. S. Overman, Dr. Goler by L.
H. Clement and T. F. Kluttz. Tlie
jury found Goler guilty. But the
judgment of the court was not
given during the evening.
! .A case of assault with ihtent to
kill, the nature of which was some
thing out of the ordinary, was
tried yesterday evening. Gooch
Lucky, colored, was the defendant
and he was charged with having
overloaded Wash Flemming's gun
so it would kill that negro, when he
tired it. Wash fired the gun sev
eral days after Gooch loaded it and
the result was his hand was blown
off.' - . . j ;
He was not present yesterday
and as there was nothiag stronger
than a strong suspicion that, the
load the defendant was said to have
placed in the. gun was the one that
bursted it, the case was dropped
Without having gone to the jury. .
i Col. Chas. F. Fisher, Camp No.
319, has received an invitation to
be the guest of Mecklenburg Camp
during a reunion of veterans of the
State on the 20th of Alay in Char
lotte. " . , ,
Last night, at the home of the
bride on Chestnut Hill, Miss May
Coggins and Mr. Bynum Carter
were united in marriage. ! ,
J The ceremony was performed
by Rev. D. P. Tate in the pres
ence of a few friends. The young
couple have the best wishes of
TO CURE A C0L0IN ONE DAY-
-.Irt t r 1 1 Uwnmn Onlnino Ttibloc
All Druggists refund the money if it fails to
uure. amz. - ,
! A;big line of boys' knee pant suits
received to-day. For, boys aged -;13
14, 15 and 16. At popular prices.
, 4 BROWN CLOTHING CO.
Two n icely furnished rooms for rent
suitable for light house-keeping, also
one four room house for rent. W. II.
nufi jr. ;
EVENING, FEBRUARY 24,
LIST OF BOOKS DONATED.
Library of the Salisbury White
Graded School The Donors.
The Salisbury white graded
scLool now has a very nice library
In addition to the presentation of
a Bible ancl the flag raising by the
Junior's, on the afternoon 6f the
22nd, there was a book reception
at the school house. Quite a num
ber of valuable and interesting
books were received. The follow
ing is a list of the books and the
names pf the donors: -
Young Folks History of Rome,
J. C. iowe; Clingman's Speeches
and Writings, Capt. W. C. Cough
enourfi Captains of Old World,
Mrs. C. F. Reisner; Hypatia, Miss
Lottie Eagle; Pelham, Willie Har
ris; Pilgrim's Progress, Gulliver's
Travels, J. A. Graham; Friend
ship", Minnie Porter and brother;
5 vols Plutarchs Lives, J. J. New
man; 2 vols History of England,
Miss Edna Lowe; Life of James
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G. Blaine, North Carolina
Schenck, The Three Judges, Mrs.
Charles Price; The Two Admirals,
May se Harris; Oliver Twist, Grace
West; Saturday Bird Cass, Alice
Kizer ; " Taking the Bastile, Mrs.
Louis Lichtenstein ; Gospel Story
and Sermons', G. W. Whitlock;
Silent Times, Alary Belle Canup;
Turns of Fortune, Henry Harris;
Life and Speeches of Andrew
Jacksonf Miss Sallie Sossamon;
Mytholdgy of" Ancient Greece and
Italy, Taking the Bastile, Miss
Carrie Crawford; The Beginners
American History, David At well
Rendleman; Chosen Vessels, Childs
History of England, Mabel Kluttz;
Brief JMographies, : Mrs. A. W.
Winecojf ; Ever y Day Education,
Miss Lottie A. Shu man; Great
of Cheniistry, Miss Jennie Sulli
van; Burns'' Poems, Mrs. R. G.
Kizer; Counsels to Young Men,
Jennie L. Cauble; Life of Empress
Josephine, Edwin Shaver; 2 vols.
Hawthorne's works, Mrs. Edgar
Johnston ; The Scarlet, Miss Jennie
Eagle; Academic Algebra, J. L.
Rendleman; Tales of Chivalry,
Margaret Murdock; Mother?s Dar
ling, Thomas Knox Murphy; Life
of Napoleon, Jno. S. Smithdeal;
4 vols English Classics, R. G.
Kizer ; Rollo's Vacation, Man of
His Word, Annie and Piene, Fam
ous Stories, Silver and Gold, do
nors not known; Hero of the Peo
pie, Miss Hattie Bringle; Tilman
Loring, donor not known; Holy
Bible, J. O. U. A. M.
The teachers desire to extend
their sincere thanks to all who do
na ted books for the establishment
of a library.
A Serious Charge.
lesteruay tne granu jury
brought in a true bill for larceny
against Ignatius Zorn and II. J.
Gasque, the latter of whom is edi
tor of the Carolina Watchman, of
Zorn has been in jail for a month
or more on the charge of stealing
a watch. The editor was with
Zorn when the watch was alleged
to have been taken.
Gasque is not in the" city now
but is perhaps at bis home below
Charlotte. Zorn was trieel this
afternoon, and the jury, after re
maining out a minute or two, re
turned a verdict of not guilty.
TO CURE A COLD IN ONE DAY-
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets
All Druggists refund the money if it ..fails to
I have lust bought a car load of
Steers from Mack Harrison, of Mil
Bridge, I think the best lot of cattle 1
ever nanaieci. j. ry a nice Koast or
Steak. , " f j M. L. Jackson.
NEW STORE. B. S. Caplan has
opened up on the corner of Main, and
Tjihorf V st roots n snlpf t, stnrlr r
Dry Godds and Groceries and invites
the public to give him a call. He will
sell gooas as low as the lowest.
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COLORED FIREBUG G
True Bill for Murder Against Thom-
,as BroadawayOther Business
of the Court A Christmas
Case Disposed of. '
This morning Eliza Alexander,
the colored girl who
with burning a house in Dixon-
vine recently, was
five years in the
There was no trial
were allowed to return this
diet, "We find the
guilty of the felony
and arson as
charged in the bill of indictment
but guilty of house burning.? The
was then sentenced to five
the case of
Thomas Sparnell for
on Sunday returned
not a true
A true bill for murder
turnea against i inomas
way for killing -Mi
as Reed on
December 30th. y -
Tn the case of Don
with and convicted of forgery, the
motion for judgment was contin
ued upon payment of costs. There
were srrave doubts as to the! real
guilt of the defendant although
the jury acting upon the evidence,
had to return a verdict of guilty.
Allen, Charles and George
Hairston and Webb Trueblood,
coioreu,, were irieu x
.1 1 1 t p s
r an assault
and batte r y u pon
white. The .verdict
was that the
less handlinp of a
gun. jj uttg
upoii the pay-
ment was suspended
ment of costs. Thi
i filleged as
sault was made last Christmas,
the" evidence, however, showing
that while the bovs were handling
a gun it was discharged
Feck came near being
John Ferron for, conceal ing stol
en goods was found riot guilty.
The Kluttz .murder case will not
be taken up until, all the jail!
are disposed of.
A runaway occurred on Council
street this morning
of the baggage -wagon of the Cen-
tral hotel ran off arid
became frightened. and run.
driver was thrown out but
only slightly injured. There
also only slight damage . tb
After Whiskey Stealers.
Sheriff J. M. Monroe last
deputized Mr. J.
special agent of the
bring to Salisbury two
who are wanted on a char;
stealing whiskey from a
at Cleveland some time since
The men will be brought down
from Asheville to-night by Mr.
who was here
as a witness against
last lor. returned to Bexington
night. Detective Greer,
Southern, who was
in the the case, left
also a witness
ast night, tak
ing with him a quantity of the
clothing whieh had
from a car of , the
which theft Tay lot
guilty and sent up for three years.
FAT MOUNTAIN CATTLE. 1
have purchased three; car loads of
choice Mountain Cattle, and have
others engaged. The market will
have my personal attention. 1 guar
antee to please or money refunded.
. , , J. S.IMAKABLE. .
Shave at the Climax
lO Cents Per Week
EVIDENCE OF PREPARA
TIONS FOR WAR.
The Conviction Seems to Grow that
there was a Mine Tinder the Bat-.
. tleship Maine The Explosion
Not Due to the Boilers.
Yesterday's dispatches indicate
that the government at Washing
ton is in acute expectancy as to
results of the Maine disaster.
There were to the outside world
more evidence of a preparation for
war than ever. The . conviction
seems to grow that there was a
mine under the cruiser.
A dispatch from Washington
dated yesterday says: "The ar
rival of it mail in Washington
from Key West this afternoon
bringing several private letters
from naval officers lately attached
to the Maine, caused a wave of ex
citement at the departments and
the capitol, for , there were all
sorts of rumors as to the contents
of the letters, very few of Which
rumors in point of fact, had any
sound basis. The only feature so
far as could be discovered of real
importance throwing light on the
cause of the explosion, contained
in the letters 'was the statement
that the two boilers in the after
boiler space were albof the eight
boilers of the Maine that were un
der steam at the time of the ex
plosion. This faCit had a negative
value, for it disposed at once of
theory that any exploding boiler
caused the wreck. The experts
allvsay-tbat by nojpossibility could,
the after boiler explosion have
wrecked-the forepart of the Maine
and left the'afterpart almost un
harmed.? Evidence accumulates that pre
parations are being made for war.
The battleship Texas and the gun
boat Nashville left Galveston,
Texas, .yesterday for Key West,
where they will rejoin the other
vessels of Admiral Sicard's squad
ron at that point. No orders for
this movement were sent by the
Navy Department, as it is stated
that it is in accordance with the
orders given several weeks ago, by
which two ships were directed to
remain at Galveston from the 17th
to the 23rd instant, to participate
in the, Mardi Gras celebration
there, and return to Key West on
the latter date. This was before
the Maine disaster, so that the
present movement is said to have
no possible significance on the re
Simultaneous with the depart
ure of Texas and Nashville from
Galveston for Key West, the
Marblehead left Mobile for Key
West, says a Washington dispatcli.
These movements are also a part
of orders given early this month,
before the Maine disaster. The
Montgomery is also due at Key
West, having left San Domingo
for that port on the lGth. The
result will be to bring together
again the large number of vessels
under Admiral Sicard at Key
West, and the immediate vicinity.
These will be the New York, now
at Tortugas; the Indiana, Massa
chusetts, Texas, Iowa Marble
head, Detroit, Nashville, Mont
gomery, Ericsson and Cushing.
The torpedo boats Porter and Du
pont are in dry dock at Mobile,
and are not expected to be ready
to go to Key West for several
days. The Brooklyn is also cruis
ing in the West Indies, at present
en route from St. Thomas to Vera
"A dispatch from Havana says:
uThe highest American officials
here are confident that General
continued on 4tii tagk.