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THE f LOWERS CULLOTtOIi
. -r - ;
VOL. I Y. NO. 1.
SALISBURY, H. C, THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 1, 1898.
10 Cents Per Week
. ' I
Close of a Two Days Session
at Bhel Church.
Officers Elected for the Ensuing
Year To Meet at Charlotte
.;,..;; Next Year Amount
The Woman's Home and For
eign Missionary Society of the
North Carolina Lutheran Synod
closed a most encouraging con ven
tion of two days session at Bethel,
near Zeb, yesterday afternoon.
The business of the convention
during the two days was highly
interesting and very profitable to
the society. , -
Drill. C. Holland, and Kew C.
B.King, of Charlotte, both . made
excellent addresses before the con
vention yesterday," the latter's
talk being to the children.
As upon the first day the con
vention was well attended yester
day. The following officers were elect
ed for the ensuing year:
Mrs. J. H. C. Fisher, president.
Miss E. B. Shirey, 1st vice
president. 4 Mrs. J. Q. Wertz, 2nd vice
president. Miss Florence! iller, recording
Mrs. H. N. Miller, correspond
Mrs. P. N. lleilig, treasurer.
Several committees were also
Upon invitation and after dis
. cussiqn, on vote the convention
will meet at Charlotte next year.
The amount of money collected
by the "different missionary socie
ties in the State was .SSJ.OO.
The amount collected by the chil
dren was $108.35.' Total amount
of collections $900.44.
Miss Annie Kizer delivered a
recitation The Thief ' on the
Cross" yestenlay afternoon, and
31iss Virgie Shoup also delivered
t recitation "The Great Com
mission"" during the afternoon.
The following is a part of the
, business transacted as furnished
the Sun by Mr. C. E. M(ser, who
was appointel reporter for this
On Tuesday morning the del
legates to the thirteenth annual
convention of the W. II. & F.
Missionary Society began to as
semble at Bethel church, Zeb,
XN.C. ' ' .
Despite the indications for in
clement weather a large audience
At 10 a. ni. the convention was
opened by the regular services.
Delegates from all the societies
.were received, save from two.
The choir sang a hymn, then we
had a recess. After recess the re
ports of the president and corres
ponding secretary and treasurer
The following reporters were
then appointed for the, papers:
Kev. P. H. E. Derrick to report
to the Lutheran Visitor and C. E.
Moser to the Sun.
Some announcements were made,
benediction was pronounced and
the delegates and visitors were led
to the dinner table which was
loaded with good things to eat, so
thoughtfully prepared by the
good housewives of. the communi-
At 2 p. m. the fconvention was
called to order by the president,
Mrs. J. II. C. Fishe.
The choir sang the 351st hymn.
Prayer by Rev. L. K. Probst.
Koll call with scripture text re
sponses on "Faith."
Minutes were read and approv
. ed. '
- Then the different-' coniniittees
vmhmmhmmmmmm i mmmmmhmmm mmmm MMMiMOTMiMHHMMMHMMMinn MHMMMnwiMMW "iBBammmmmmmimmmmmmmmmmamm wmm mmm
nppointe 1, which was follow-
the report of the standing
committees and the report from
lhen a rare
treat was given us
ss Ora Hoover, -who read a
was taken amount-
At p p. m. '.Rev. C. L. Brown,
the missionary-elect, preached an
excellent sermon to a large audi
ence. 1" ' i '..
Wednesday morning the services
were Opened Witn the regular ser
vice fpllowed py sentence prayers.
The business of the convention
was mtersperseu witn snort
addresses bv Revs. Holland and
During the morning some sub-
jects were discussed 1 with' great
served in the grove
as on the day before.
The; afternoon .session was made
1 m.a '! a-!
especially pleasant nyt . tne ad
dresses of Revs. - Stickley and
recitations of Misses
and Virgie .Shoup,
, praise the recita
y. They were well
and v e can no
tions too high
chosen and nust excellently fen
deredt ..- , k
, convention gavei a , most
hearty vote of
thanks to the peoT
lijn for their kindness,
the ladies of the W.
II. & F. M. Societies, and much
success in their efforts.
Against '.Slot Machines.
Th" grand j iry of the present
term of Rowan's court, before ad
journing, found true bills against
a number of
the merchants and
the city for operat
bar keepers of
ing j enny
Charges were drawn
Tuiegaikiblirig act andthe
iurv found true bills
cate. Wc understand that
are Hftvt indictments. The
w ill be f icanl at the next
Loll is Kerns
V. H. A., is still
a couple of weeks
rote a letter to his
relatives in this
county. Louis is
army and was in the
fighting at San
tiago. ivs mentioned
p Sun some
time after the
heard that he
had been killed
This they believed
hear nothing from
etter was received
him. He states
that He will prpb
ably return home
in the army is, out.
The Deed of a Dastard.
Une or tne most ioul crimes
ever attempted in Davidson county
was enacted near Welcome Satur
day night, says the Dispatch, with
t fatal results.
Thd! little th
ter of Mr.
Buck" Hlnkle was
sleeping' in a bed just in frpit of
an open window. During the night
its parents were awakened by its
cries and on investigation found
that some fiend had slipped "up to
the window, reached through and
stabbed the little girl in the breast.
Mr. a: id Mrs. Hinkle heard the
man r in away, but didn't see him
and hi.ve no idea as to who com
mittee the fouj deed.
I The wound inflicted was made
by a knife andj while
not necessarily fatal.
girl'stfiotber was, in Lexington
yesterjjay, and said she was able
to be up, but since being jstal)bed
has been unable fco speak a word.
H. Wakefield,- of Charlotte,
ill be in Salisbury, at the Cen-
tel, on Friday, Sept. 2nd, for
; day. II
is practice is limited
tur ae8irame rooms
g on West Fiilt' ii
P. O , lx)x ISo. 252.
A Pretty Church Wedding Yesterday
Evening A Reception. u
A pretty and simple wedding
was the one at the First Presbyte
rian church yesterday evening at
5 o'clock. ' ' j
At that hour Mr. E. Walter
Tatum and Miss Edna Towe were
united in the holy, bonds of matri
mony by Rev. Dr. J. Rumple!. !
The ceremony was solemnized in
the presence of a number of friends
of the contracting parties. ,
At the appointed hour the couple
entered the church unattended but
preceded by the four ushers,
Messrs. Henry Tatum, Frank
Miller, John Wright Davis and
John K. Coit. At the altar they
were met by the bride's pastor,
Dr. Rumple who in a brief but
impressive ceremony pronounced
the couple husband and wife. r !
-; After the. ceremony Mr. - and.
Mrs. Tatum drove to Jerusalem
where a reception -was tendered
them ; by relatiyes of the groom.
After remaining in Davie for,
several daysthey will return and
will board at Mr. P. O. ' Tatum' J.
That the couple have many
friends was evidenced by the large
number of handsome and useful
presents they received. The Sun
joins! many in wishing for the
couple a long and happy life.
The colored bo3rs of the city will
give a show at the opera, house
Monday night, The Suory South j,
or Down Town after Dirk. -Cheap
Rates For Soldiers.
To-day the Southern begins sell
ing tickets to soldiers sailors, red
cross nurses and inembers" of &at?
diers' family fof half fare where
the government ' mileage is not
Did You Count Them.
ktFor every fog in August there
will be a snow in. winter," is an
old proverb. It is claimed,: -says
the Greensboro Record, that there
have been at least a dozen fogs
this August, if not more, so that
if the old saying is true, you can
get your sleighs as well as lay in
a good supply of coal.
All lovers of riiusic should take
advantage of this opportunity - to
hear Miss Lee, of the Oberlin
Conservatory of Music at Living
stone College, who will render on
the piano forte selections from
the greatest composers.
Tickets now on sale at P. A.
Stevenson's, W. L, Kelsey's aht
R. B; McNeely's.
On account of Labor Day in
Asbevjlle, on September 5th, the
Southern will sell round trip tick!
ets from "Salisbury for 5.15,
Tickets on sale 3rd, 4th and 5th
good returnining on 7th.
On acceunt of the Agricultura
Fair'at Newbern, .Aug. 29th-Septi
2nd the Southern will sell from
galisbury and return tickets for
W. J. Moose's photograph car
is again in the city and is stationed
at the Kerr - street crossing, near
the freight depot. He makes cab
inet photos for $1.50 a dozen and
cards sixif or 50c. The car will be
here for a few days.
Wanted Immediately Fqr
Rowan county, a few good, hust
ling agents to sell the most com
plete history of the recent war. It
will include the conclusion of the
whole matter. Rapid sales are be
ing made. Liberal pay.
Address Rev. J. C. Troy,
Jones bo ro, N. C.
THREE KILLED AND MANY
A Strike in. Pennsylvania Colston
'HallBurned Watchman Gagged
And Safe Blown Open.
special dispatch to the sun.
Syracuse, Sept. 1. New York
fast train on the Ontario and Wes
tern road was, maliciously wrecked
by some one throwing the switch
and causing the train, which was
running at high rate of speed, to
recover lost time time to leave the
track at . 3 o'clock this morning.
Engineer Cowd and Fireman
Rowc were killed. . Express and
baggage men and many passen
gers, were injured. Two cars were
b'vued. It is believed an un
knptvn victim was cremated.
third death resulting from
the wreck was that of Brakeman
COLSTON HALL BUKNED.
London, Sept. 1. The Colston
Hall at Bristol in which the Trades
Unionist Congress is being held
was burned this morning.
Arlington, Mass., "Sept. 1.
William Longwood, Watchman1 in
the office of the Cambridge Ice
Company was bound and gagged
last night and the safe was blown
open and its contents rifled.
A STRIKE, !
Wiikesbarre, Pa. , Sept. 1.
Four hundred men ajd boys of the
Buttonwood t colliery, at, south
Wiike sbarre struck this morning.
Thcytobjected to reduction in rate
of fifty cents a day.
Interest on Bonds.
special dispatch to the.sun.
Washington, Sept. 1. It is of
ficially announced that the interest
oh the four per cent bonds due on
October the 1st will be anticipated
and the coupons paid on - Septem
ber, 10th on presentation. Interest
on checks for iegistered bonds
will be sent out about September
20th for immediate payment. The
early payment is due to the large
amount of money in the treasury.
Retrial for Dreyfus.
SPECIAL DISPATCH TO THE SUN.
Paris, Sept. 1. Lieutenant
Henry, who had been' arrested on
a charge of writing an 'incrimina
ting letter in the Dreyfus case,
has committed suicide. He used
It is reported that Minister of
Justice Sarrion has already taken
steps to grant Dreyfus a retrial.
Mary Castella, the little daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs., Michael
Jieilig, of the St. Paul neighbor"
hood, diet! yesterday afternoon at
3:30 o'clock. The little one was
6 month and 24 days old.
The funeral was preached by
Rev. C. A. Rose at St. Paul this
morning at 11 o'clock and the in
terment wis 'made in the ceme
tery at that place.
Taking Vacation. ,
The Greensboro Record says
sohie of the railroad boys are tak
ing their vacation in Greensboro
attending court as witnesses. Con
ductor 'CulIy" Blair heads the
crowd and he is not quite as happy
as one might suppose. Don't see
why. Greensboro is a very quiet,
cool place plenty to eat and
drink but railroad men have
quit the latter. '
Atlanta Journal 10c, per week, de
livered. Sam T. Nash, Young's drug
E. H. Bean went to Concord
lafjt night. L
Mrs. D. V. -iNIauney returned
yesterday .from Ji visit to relatiyes
at Wingate. '
Mrs. Kenny, who has been
visiting Mrs. L. S. Overman, went
to Charlotte last night.
R. L. Prempert, of Louisville,
is spending several days injhe city
with his sister, Mrs. . J. W. Kerr.
Mrs. J., M. Flippin returned
last night from Pilot Mountain
where she has been for several
Miss Annie Greene, who has
been visiting Mrs. J. M. Julian,
returned to her home at Rock
Hill, S.,C, last night.
John Beall, district passenger
agent, of the Southern, passed
through last night going to Jack
sonville on business.
Mrs. Burkhead, who has been
visiting ralatives' in- Rowan and
Davidson, returned to her home
near Atlanta last night.
A. A. Watson, of the Twin
City Construction -Company, of
Winston, who has been spending a
part of his vacation in Salisbury,
has returned to that place. -
Miss Addie Williams, of the
Charlotte Observer, who was here
two days with Mrs. T. F. Kluttz
returned to Charlotte last night.
Miss Addie had just returned from
New York. . "
Misses Carro Buxton and
Mabel Gray," of Winston, who
have been visiting Miss Margaret
Cannon at Concord, passed
through this morning on their
way home. - . - - , ,
Rev. Ben McKenzie and family,
of Rocky Mount, who : have been
spending the summer at Blowing
Rock, are in. the county with rela
tives for a few days before return
ing home. . '
. , Miss Emma Marlin, who has
been visiting relatives in the coun
ty for the past month returned' to
Morganton this morning. Miss
Marlin is a nurse in. the State
hospital at Morganton.
Miss Lizzie A. Codie, after
spending . fourteen months with
her brother,.Dr. J. Li Codie, of
Lois, Tenn., is stopping with her
sister, Mrs,. J. P. Lentz before
returning to her old home, Tur
nersburg, Iredell county.'
The Pierce Suit.
Tho Pierce. suit was still. occupy
ing the attention of the court to
day when an adjournment was
made for dinner. 'When court
opened this morning Capt, Price
began and spoke until. 12 o'clock.
He was . followed byL. S. Over
man, who made the closing argu
ment for the plaintiff. The jury
will get the case this evening.
There are four issues to be de
cided. The plaintiff contends that
the railroad's employes threw coal
at little Pierce, who was riding on
the tender of a switch ; engine, the
engine running backward, and that
he was knocked or frightened off,
and lost his life as a result.
Weather forecast: Showers to
night and Friday.
The Sun enters upon its fourth
volume to-day. j .
Rev. C. L, Brown, missionary-
elect to Japan, will preach at the
Lutheran church Sunday. .
Lost Letter addressed to J. M.
Russell. Return to this office.
For Rent Two nice 4-room 'cot
tages on Iverr St. near Main.
' ! T. P. Johnston.
Racket. ' i
at the Carolina
He Returns-From Santiago
and is Quarantined.
A Big Demonstration in Boston Har
bor To-morrow-fMerritt at
Hong Kong "Report of
Condition of Camp j
SPECIAL. DISPATCH TO THE SUN.
SH AFTER ARRIVES.-
Camp Wikoff Sept. 1. City of
Mexico with Shafter and his staff
and company of First Infantry
arrived this morninir. Shafter
will not land until three this after
noon. He will relieve Wheeler.
SHAFTER IN QUARANTINE.
Montauk, Sep. 1. Gen. Wheel
er ordered a salute for Gen. "Shaf
ter as soon as the City of Mexico
was sighted. Quarantine officers
boarded the ship here.
Gen. Shafter' remains in quar
antine for rive days. -Montauk,
Sept. 1. Later
Shafter came ashore sooner .than
expected and forestalled the
CAMPS INSPECTED. -
Lexington, Ky. , Sept. 1. Gov
ernor JMack arrived this morning
to inspect the camps. He declines
to make any statements except on .
the most general terms of his ob
servations of the Tennessee camps.
He goes to Cincinnati this evening.
L CHAMBERLAIN COMlNG.
London, Sept. 1. Chamberlain
on being asked this . morning if his
trip to America had any bearing,
oh the Anglo-American alliance
said no that it was purely private .
and one not diplomatic.
MINES BEING MOVED.
' Washington, Sept. 1. Caiubon
officially notified the State Depart
ment that the mines are being re
moved from Havana harbor.
Highland Light, Mass., Sept. 1.
The United States . squadron,
consisting of the Detroit, Marietta,
Castine, Helena, Wilmington, To1
peka and Machias has just been
sighted. They will be joined by
the Massachusetts and then makeK
preparations to steam the squad
ron for formal demonstration at
Boston harbor to-morrow. ;
Provincetown, Mass., Sept. 1."
The Massachusetts arrrived this ;
SICK go to n. y. -
New York, Sept. 1. Nearly
three hundred sick soldiers from
Montauk were brought here this
morning and placed in hospitals.
MERITT AT HONG KONG.
Washington, Sept. 1. The
War Department is advised of the
arrival of Gen. Merritt and his as
sistant, Adjutant General Babcock
at Hong Kong. '
GEN. BO YN TON'S REPORT.
Washington, Sept. 1. The re
port of Gen. Boy n ton on the con
dition at Chickamaugaf . military
hospital greatly reassured the offi
cers of the army and administra
tion. Secretary Alger is delighted .
with the refutation of the sensa
tional charges; also Surgeon Gen
eral Sternberg, who had been de
MORE NURSES. -
New York, Sept. 1. H. S. Pin
gree, Jr., son of famous Governor
of Michigan and fifteen pretty
nurses left the Hotel Metropole
for Camp Wikoff this morning. -
Miss Krider's school of music opens
on September 5th. Send for circulaji
Fon Rent 3 large rooms in a good
neighborhood on Main street. Apply
to J. II. Swaim. ,