SALISBURY DAILY SUN.
(DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY.)
JOE X. ROUECHE.
CLINT. N. IROWN,
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Office oyer Burfs shoe store, on Main street,
Entered at postofflce secoiiu-class matter,
Below . is a conoensea scnedule o
the departure of passenger trains from
Salisbury by tbe smeduie which went
into effect July 4th.
2nd DIVISION. NORTHBOUND.
No 6, Norfolk, leaves 7:10 a m
No 36, Fast Mail, leaves 10:47 a m
No 12 Local, leaves " 8:15 p m
No 38, Vestibule, leaves 9:35 p m
No 37. Vestibule, leaves 8:17 am
No 11, Local, leaves 9:37 a m
No 7, Charlotte, leaves 8:15 p m
No 35, Fast Mail, leaves 8:5(j p m
3rd DIVISION. ' WESTBOUND.
No 11 Local, leaves . y:55 a in
No 15 Chattanooga, leaves 8:55 p m
No 22. Local arrives 7:40 pm
No 16 Chatanoosra.arrives 7:00 a m
No 48. (Ex. Sund ay) arrives 9:30 a m
No 47. (Ex. Sunday) leaves 12:30 p m
All freight trains carry passengers.
Salisbury, N. C., Feb. 25, 1898.
FOR A STRAIGHT FIGHT.
As will be seen on our local
page to-day a friend from Alpha,
of. the county, and who is also one
of our good subscribers, sends us
a subscription .to the Weekly
Sun and admonishes us to "stand
square for a straight Democratic
fight in our State campaign this
year. Straight ' Democrats or
nothing for me. State issues to
Such a communication does the
heart of ye editor good, and en
courages him to greater efforts in
his work. The Sun has heretofore
contended for a straight fight on
State issues and will continue to
do so until the finish until the
State convention has spoken, the
highest tribunal of the State Dem-
a' ..a HT 1 1 iU.
ocrauc party. iVLemuers 01 me
State executive committee who
met in Raleigh, on Tuesday ; last,
and passed a resolution to call the
26tb, next, say there were no in
dications of a desire for fusion,
hence it is to, be understood that
the convention will advise and di
rect a straight fight; So mote it
be. A straight Democratic fight and
on State issues is the hope of the
party's success this year.
A straight fight should be the
, RUSSELL HANCOCK. .
The Russell-Hancock comedy is
now the livest thing on the State
board. The matter is interesting
and is likely to develop into some
thing sensational. It might pos
sibly lead to something serious.
Hancock writes an open letter
to Russell taking him to task for
precipitately effecting his re-
ninvnl from nffinp.. knhwino that, it
would be prejudicial to him in his
suit with the Misses Abbott's, now
fact that the Governor badexpress
ed confidence in his innocence and
after taking the census of seven
deny i the truthfulness of them
wbenh he willJproduce the testi
The result of i this matter will be
hed with interest.
can sustain his
have the governor.
The next legisla-
some p-ood timber
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charges he will
rk upon in a question of im
peachment. . Hancock, however
tfail to sustain his charges.
xorK journal 01
Commerce in discussing the spread
of trusts and monopolies, says
that 11 these organizations ' have
grown to an extent that few per
sons are prepared to imagine. A
computation, i says, of the va
rious "combinations created with a
view to controling- production and
prices in one way or another, made
Yeari-Book, enumerates 200 of
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thesd organizations, with a total of
capital stock and bonds aggregat
000. This total is
cent, of the entire
equal to 56 per
tuxes of the United
census of 1890.
capital credited to the manufac-
States in the
An important appeal was is
sued yesterday! by the council of
cotton mill strikers at New Bed
s will retu
Mass., and upon the nature
p response, it is said, will de-
or not the mill
rn to work under
the recent reduction of
T i , i j-
The appeal is address "To the
Men and Women of New England,"
sks for financial-assistance to
;ain the strike. It sets forth
hat dbout 400
ing 2,000 meri
, women, and chil-
are slowly starving to death,
aid is forth coming
within a short time the strike will
to be abandoned.
The rush, of gold seekers to
Alaska is calling into service all
the vessels thaj; can be found on
the Northern Pacific coast or that
can reach theri in time to take
share of the tr
are qiu and in
ivel. Many of these
bad condition, and
some are in cnarge oi men wno are
not amiliar with the dangerous
waters they must navigate or the
terrible storms tnat sweep over
r three d
rl no tr n r
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ct is good for many
A special from Winston this
morning tells that Senator Butler
udge Ewart beaten for contir-
bn. we nave tne same mior-
well informed, pri-
Ewart is doomed."
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should turn out so it would be
Perhaps - Mr.
J udge few nien are ; buj: if he is
matibn from a
vate j source,
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a matter to regret.
Ewart is not cut out for
beaten the district is not apt to get
ter one in the shuffle. Char
! Observer. j
Some widows set their caps
or lei lows they want to eaten, but
a Missouri widow set a trap for
he fellow she caught. The trap
set for the thief who was rob
ber smokehouse, but a.neigh-
fvvalked into it, and she relieved
of his embarrassment by
h i in . I Perhaps she
ght he waisn't punished enough
SET OFF BY A IANATIC
Naval Experts Believe the Maine
Was Blowi 'Up. 'r"
The New York World's special
correspondent cables from Havana:
" The situation to-night is more
grave than at any time since the
Maine explosion one week ago to
night. Although the officers of
the Naval Board of y- inquiry pre
serve an impenetrable reserve.
The World correspondent leafns
that some of the best naval tx-
perts now believe that the exv jb-
sion was the result of treachery
They do not believe that Spanish
officials were part , of the con
spiracy. i r rom evidence now in
their possession they believe jthe
Spanish government, Gen. Blan
co and all his military subordi
nates were guiltless alike ! of
knowledge of or participation ,in
the crime. It is believed to have
been set off by a fanatic. ; Naval
officers fear " that when the facts
are known it may be impossible to
restrain public sentiment. Presi
dent McKinley and Secretary
Long are said, f ran kly , by ofB
eidls who have wired directly
from Washington, to be strenu
ously for peace. Both, hope that
the Naval Board of inquiry "will
be able to prove that no crime
nas oeen committed even by a
Spanish fanatic. But the Ameri
can officers fear trouble when all
the i facts are known. They do
not expect any public revelations,
or any radical, change in the situa
tion for a week.
NEWS OF THE DAY.
Tcieeraphic News Condensed for fhe Conven
lence of Hasty Readers. V
Greater Use of Corn. j
A cprn convention held! in
Chicago last week developed" sev
eral schemes for extending the use
of thegreat American grain. '
It iWas resolved to- make elabor
ate exhibitions of corn and the
many forms in which it is pre
pared for food uses at the , )maha
exposition, the Buffalo exposition
and the Paris exposition of 1900.
The present high price of wheat
has done much to improve the
prospect of corn as a food pro
Already a large proportion of
he flour used in this country is
madB largely of corn. This ilour
is cheaper than -pure wheat flour
and quite as nutritious.
"More corn is being consumed as
food in this country han ever be
fore and the quantity will increase.
Our corn is also; becoming more
popular in Europe. The preju
dice against it amoung the masses
of Europe is being destroyed.
They are learning by actual ex
perience that corn is good as well
as cheap; that it may be prepared
in many palatable forms and that
t has excellent qualities as a food
substance. This is the mam rea
son why our exports of corn have
increased so rapidly Corn is
already; our greatest crop both in
size and value, and will continue
o hold the supremacy. The
movement to extend its use - in
foreign countries is timely, and
will conduce to the interest pf
nearly every section of the cpun-
Miss Martha Culver, who lives
near St. Paul, is said to have killed
more wolves than any woman in
marrying n i
fooling with her
one time found the
his innocence was
unanimous a statement already
denied by these gentlemen. J j
He says he was instrumental
upon the demands of the Governor
in promoting certain criminal acts
which his better judgment told
him that by so doing he was un
faithful to the interest of the road
and the people. He makes other
claims and dares the Governor to
Mr. Hess, of Chicago, has
struck on a grand idea to recruit
army and navy in the event of
He proposes to enlist all the
'original McKinley merT."
-The Illinois Supreme Court
handed down an opinion that
breaking- into a hen
house and stealing chickens'is bur-
At this teason there are about
two hours oi daylight in the Klon
dike, and that is mostly in the af
. Free Pills.
" Send your address to H. E.
Bucklen 5c Co7, Chicago, ancl get a
free sample .box of Dr. King's
New Life Pills. A trial will con
vince you of their merits. These
pills are easy in action and, are
particularly effective in the cure
of constipation and sick headache.
For malaria and liver troubles
they have been proven inyaluable.
They are guaranteed to be per
fectly free from every deleterious
substance and to be; purely vege
table. They do, not weaken by
their action, but by giving tone
to stomach and bowels greatly in
vigorate the system . Regular
size 25c. per box. bold by Theo.
F. Kluttz & Co., druggists.
A nice line of Dresden floss and Filo
silk received to-day a tReid& Harry's.
General John B. Gordon is crit
ically ill at Toledo, O. '
The twin battleships Kearsage
ana Kentucky will be launched at
News, Va., on March
The Virginia Legislature passec
the bill requiring all executions to
take place in the State peniten
Nearly! one thousand letters
were blown to pieces by the burst
ing of cylinders in the pneumatic
mail tubes in New York.
Senator Allen yesterday with
drew his Cuban resolutions, be
cause he thought , they had no
chance of passing either house.
Special dispatches from Havana
state that the finding of the court
of inquiry will be unanimous as to
of the Maine disaster.
Three of the twenty-one per
sons who were on the British ship
Asia, which was wrecked off Nan
tucket,: Mass., were rescued.' The
others were lost.
Burglars blew open, the safe in
the postoffice at Courtland, South
ampton county, Va., last night,
and robbed it of $440. One man
was arrested on suspicion.
-The contract with the wreckers
binds the latter to expediate the
work-oh the Maine; they have re
ported to Captain Sigsbee and
will act under his orders.
Governor Eller be, of South Car
olina, has offered $500 reward for
the apprenension and conviction
of the parties unknown; who com
mitted the double murder at Lake
City. 1 ' , -
The Postmaster General has bf-
fered rewards, for the arrest and
conviction : of the persons who
burned the pdstbffice and murder
ed the postmaster at Lake City,
S. C ; the office has been discontinued.
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The strike of the employes of
the steel and iron works at Ben-
wood, WJ Va. , ended yesterday
with a settlement which the em
ployes consider a victory. In
short it gives them what they ask
for. They resumed worts: to-day.
la si ri
ites over the body of
Frances Ej Wiljard,; president of
were performed yesterday at
Evanston, III. The city was in
ourning, the schools and busi
ness houses being closed and flags
at half mast.
M. Zola, , on trial in Paris for
guilty and sentenced to
one year's imprisonment and a
fine of 3,000 francs. The ver-
received with frantic
cheers. The manager of Aurore,
he newspaper in which the letter
was published, was condemed to
four months' imprisonment and
Schumm yesterday be
gan an investigation into the ai-
esale poisoning of the
family of Joseph Dem co, a farmer
of Cromwell townshlpSRa. Mrs
Demco and her youngest child
died suddenly from what the at
tending physician declared to be
convulsions caused by an irritant
poison. Demco and the two re
maining Children, suffering with
A bloody duel - was fought at
Little Rock, Ark., Wednesday,
the principals being Dr. J. H.
Hartzell and William Elliott.
Physicians pronounce both men
mortally wounded. V The trag
edy grew" out of family affairs,
in which Mrs. Hartzell was in
volved, and which, it is said, led
to her suicide about a mon.th ago.
Elliott is alleged to have made
improper advances to Mrs. Hart
zell jduring the doctor's absence,
some time ago, and a tragedy was
narrowly averted at that time.
The Hartzells finally . separated
and later! Mrs. Hartzell committed
suicide on account of her trouble.
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Lttfown the prices ZTJlI
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Is now principally as the birth day of an hon
est man a man who never told a lie.
We fully realize that this is the highest
praise that can be given anyone and we never
allow even . a misleading word used in our ad-
When we say prices are cut way down
we mean it.
We are offering along with our many bar-
samples and narrow toed Shoes
on which the prices are cut almost one half.
Come and see them.;'
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Do Not Kail ?to Visit
Mammoth Furniture Emporium.
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Words fail to describe the beauty
of our Furnituie in design, up
holstery or- perfect finish. Our
Library Tables, Book Cases,
Leather Couches and Leather
Chairs are rich and ornamental,
as well as durable and eminently
useful. Our Curio Cabinets are
what the collectors oi. specimens
He has the largest stock in the qity to
seieci irom, ana wniie nis goods are
new, stylish and up to date in
rtooes, etc., unsurpassed in the State.
Personal attention given to
EHBALHIN6 AND DIRECTION OF FUNERALS
with an elegant line of
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bagain sale all the year round
bee styles in our window, at $1.50.
Go Ka I & 2Sn &5?ei&7Xr,