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VOL, IV. NO. 2.
VERDICT FOR $2,000,.
Thc Pierce Suit Closed Yes
terday Afternoon. '
Jury Eemained Out Only an Hour
With the Case The First of
m the Kind Tried in
The Pierce suit against the
North Carolina Railroad came to
a close in the Superior court late
yesterday evening when the jury
returned a .verdict awarding the
nlaintiff 82.000. .The suit was for
$15,000. v - i
ViaIiI the attention of
the court for three entire days and
was hotly contested. The counsel
on either side were able lawyers
and fought every inch of ground.
It will be remembered that one
evenintr in February, '97, Frank,
the 13 year-old son of Mr. J. A.
Pierce, was killed by being run
niroi- i.v n. siwitt'h engine on the
yard of the Southern in this city.
He and three little colored boys
were stealing a ride - on t he rear
thft tnhrr of the engine. Some
VS.- , -w - - - - s
one made the boys get off, all ex
cept Pierce and a few minutes
oftorwnnls he was killed. The
plaintiff contended that the fire
man of the switch "engine threw
coal at the boys and continued to
kmw until Pierce was either
knocked or frightened off and
killed. In this they claimed that
the company's employe, the tire
man, did not use due care and pre
caution for the safety of the boy
and that tha company was, there
fore, liable, although Pierce was
a trespasser and had violated the
nlinjince in orettinsr on the
Yesterday afternoon Mr. Over
man finished his speech", the clos
ing one for the plaintiff, all the
ovwfonrc w:is read over, the case
V f - t
went to the jury at 5:30 o'clock
and after staying out an hour they
returned with the four issues an
swered as follows:
1. Was the plaintiff's intestate
killed by reason of the negligence
of the defendant, as alleged : An
swer, yes. ' j
2. Dfd plaintiff's intestate, hy
li.'c wn nporlisrence. contribute to
jiis death i Answer, yes.
3. Could the defendant, by the
o-rprciKA nf reasonable care ant
prudence, have avoided the injury
notwithstanding the contributory
ncTlio-o.n-p. of said intestate ?. An
"t-,"n ' . .
.swer, yes. -
Wbat damage is plaintiff entitles
to recover ? Answer, 2,000.
... Up to noon the railroad com
pany had taken no appeal.
Mr; J. L. Rendlenian, recently
appointed bankruptcy referee for
this district, looks for, his first case
in a, day or so. In fact, he says,
there will le several cases within
the next few days. J
August Weddings. I
During the month of August
Register of Deeds Woodson is
sued fifteen , marriage licenses to
parties in this county. Of this
number ten were for white and
five for colored couples. (
. 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 call
in et photos for $1.50 a dozen and
cards six for 50c. The car will be
here for a few days. : '
Miss Jvrider's school of 'muBie opens
on September 5th. Send for circular.
Dr. W. H. Wakefield, of Charlotte,
Is. C, will Tjc in Salisbury, at the Cen
tral Hotel, on Friday, Sept. 2nd, for
this one day. His practice is limited
to Eye, Ear, 'ose uud Throat.
R. WILEY RETURNS HOME.
Quartermaster on the Nantucket - Ar-
rived This Morning.
letter from V il in ington,. dat
ed Tuesday says :
The officers and crew of the
ted States" Monitor Nantucket,
cli has been stationed at Port
al returned home tEis morning
on h special train, arriving at .8
ock. The officers, all except
Commander Gebrge L. Morton,
e already been discharged from
service: the crew will be in us-
tered out at once. ,
'A most cordial reception wa
en the returning reserves.
busandSi of people with a band
music met- them at the traiffl
and escorted them to their armory
where speeches were made by Jno.
D. Bellamy, Democratic candidate
for Congress from the Sixth, dis
trict; and others." .
Mr. W. M. Wiley, of Salisbury,
quartermaster on the Nan-
ket. and he arrived at home
The Nantucket was detailed to
coast defence and for the past four
months has been lying at the
nuxuth of Johnson's river. The
health of the men on board was
ffood. there beinsr very little sick
ness. ., V )
Mr. Wiley brings back with
hiih a tronhv the ihiir of the
Winslow, also a piece of the floor
the Winslow, the rubier top
er at the spot Where Bagley
Mr. Wiley was the first man to
j his discharge. He lost no
e in getting ashore and then
Ir. T. P. Devaiiev, who has
bedn conducting a tailoring busi
ncs in Hickory, has closed out
thejre and come to Salisbury'; where
he kvilt work for- Louis Lichten
tcin. Mr. Lichtenstein's' busi
ness is incj'CJising s,o that he finds
it necessary to secure more hell
and extra rooms. .
To I the Association
The South Yatl kin Baptist As
it ' i
soqiationus in session at Jerusa
lem, Davie county.
Kev. John E. Wljite, corres
ponding secretary of the home
inifesion board and J. C. Caddell,
resentative of the Biblical Ke-
c order, spent last night iu the city
New Church. , ' -
A church is soon to be built by
tholMissouri Lutheran Synod in
this citv. 1 his svnod . nas a mis-
sioiary here, BevvSchutz, who in
str icts a number of colored peo
pie. ,- ' ' - 1; .
Plans for the new church have
air 3ady been drawn by L. C.
Mi ;chem and turned over to Rev.
Scl iitz. " The building will soon
be commenced. The church . will
sta id on west Inniss street. !
Railway Man Promoted. ; .
1'prcy Albright, who for years
has been General Manager J. W.
F r'y's chief t'jer'k, Aas been pro
mo ed and will soon leave Greens
boi o says the Keconl He has
beeb elected manager of the N. C.
Cai Service Association, an orsran-
ization composeil 'of all raiTroa
tie State, having for its object
quick loading and unloading
of tiiis as a quick return of them
to the companies to which they be
long. It is a new organisation,
with headquarters in Kaleio-h.
.... ., t
ound Asmalf key- and
lis office. :
Rboha -over office for rent. L. S.
e the ne silks at the. Carolina
SALISBURY, N. C, FRIDAY EYENING, SEPTEMBER 2, 1898.
KILLED IN A MINE J
Capt. Younts Buried Under Tons of
Earth in a Montgomery Mine-
Capt. W. F. Younts, a miner of
Montgomery county, met death in
a mine Wednesday.
From this morning's Charlotte
Observer we see :
"Capt. J. Li. Yolints, the well-
known miner of Indian Trail, had
sad news yesterday.
" A telegram reached him yes
terday morning saying that his
brother, Capt. W. F. Younts, also
a miner, had been killed in'ajnine
in Montgomery county near the
El Dorado mine. 1
The telegram said- that Cap
tain Younts was at wrork in the
mine, and that it caved in. He
was buried completely under the
land-slide, and killed, it i& suppos
ed, instantly. As there wer
others at work in tho mine the
supposition is, although the teler
gram did not say so, that they
were killed also. Captain Younts
was born and reared in Davidson
county.- He was 42 years of age.
He was a married man. his wife
and five children surviving him.
"CSptain Younts was a miner
or note . and experience. A year
and a half ago he was engaged by
several members of the Standard
Oil Company to work his! new
mine in Montgomery, he to have
part of the profit. He had opened
up the mine and it, had given
promise of a good yield. The
walls of the shaft were considered
perfectly, safe, and had never be
fore shown any signs of weaken
ing. The cave in was attributable
to the recent heavy rains.
"Capt. J. L. Younts, v the
brother, from India.n Trail, left
las night for Montgomery.
Mr. H.' Karnes, who is in the city
today from New London, tells us
that a man named Bib Hanna, was
also killed by the caving in of the
mine. The mine js known as the
Sallie Coggins gold niine and is
situated near Eldorado, Montgom
One of the victims was buriedl
Wednesday. Particulars of the
affair had not reached New London
when Mr. Eames left.
A number of soldiers, several
of them sick, came down,the West
ern this rhorning going north.
As the hrst tram north nad no
sleeper attached some of .the boys
stopped here for the train .which
was to pass this afternoon.
A hospital' train passed this
morning gping south after sick.
Another passed from the west
2bing north with a number of sick
On account of twashoutsf below
Charlotte- the trains from the
south last night were away off their
schedule; No. 12, the local, due
at 7:50 was annulled and came in
as third 38 this morning. A train
came in with the C. C. and A.
connection as the regular vesti
bulo and a second section cjf - that
train was composed bf the cars
that made up the south-bound
vestibule yesterday morning.
The fast mail, due here this morn
ing at 10:2 was not expected till
this afternoon. . - ;
j There, were two, washouts, at
and near Ayersville, Ga. - In one
place the washout was fifteen feet
long and forty feet deep. The
other, we. understand was not so
bad. ' ' , '
Lost Letter addressed' to J. M.
Russell. Return to this office.
For Rent Two nice 4-room cot
tages on Kerr St. near Main.
' T.v 3?, Johnston.
A JOINT CANVASS.
Kluttz and Caldwell Will t Meet on
the Stump in the 7th.
At last, it seems that joint dis
cussions are to be had between T.
F. lyluttz, Democratic. candidate
for Congress in the 7th dist rict
and his opponent, M. H. H. Cald-
welj, of the Populist and Repub
lican side of the house.
Mr. Kluttz, has since his nomi
nation; been trying to arrange a
joint canvass. Hq recently wrote
to Mr.', Caldwell stating -that he
will be at Lexington on Tuesday,
Septem ber Gth; at Dallas on Sep
tember 20th; at Troy, oh October
4th;. at Shelby on October 25th,
and at Newton on. November 1st.
He also stated to. Mr. Caldwell
thatihe. would be glad to have him
present cn those days for a joint
discussion.) Mr. Caldwell has ac
cept ed the invitation and will come
to Salisbury Saturday to arrange
a . more complete schedule with
Mr Kluttz! .
It is probable that the two will
meet at Lexington on the 0th.
Mr. Kluttz; has made no date
for Rowan county, as he wranted
the .matter ; of joint discussions
TO HARNESS THE YADKIN.
Two Gentlemen Have That in View-
They Visit the River. V
N e are informed that two
northern gentlemen who have the
harnessing; of the Yadkin river in
view visited the river on Wednes
day of this week. They were fa
vorably impressed with their pro
posed enterprise. '
We learn that the men have two
millions of dollars to- back their
project. They will, if their deal
is carried through successfully,
establish a large plant on the river
below New London.
The Statesville public road just
beyond the second bridge . at
Grant's, creek is reported in very
bad condition and needs repairing
The attention of the county au
thorities is called to its condition.
Lieutenant G. C Bernhardt, of
the Gth Cavalry, regulars,
spending several days with his
home folks at Norwood. He was
bore yesterday and went down on
the Yadkin in the afternoon.
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Lieut.- Bernhardt's regiment was
in the fighting at Santiago, and
was recently moved to Montauk
Point. The Lieutenant has a 20
day furlough. .
Prof. Strode Dead.
A message was received in this
city yesterday by Mr. J. S. Booth,
announcing the death of Prof. H.
A. Strode, of Kenmorei" Am
herst county, Va. '
Deceased Had been in failing
health 'for many years. It has
been only a week since bis wife
died. This makes four deaths in
this family since the first of the
Prof. Strode, it will be remem
bered, visited this 'city several
years ago, stopping at Mr. Booth's.
Wanted I mm kdiately :- For
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 Rkv. J. C. Troy, .
i General Agent, ':
Jonesboroi N. C.
That is the way all druggists sell GROVE'S
CH IhL, . TONIC for Malaria.
Chills and Fever. It Is simply olron
Quinine In a tasteless torm. Children love
It. Adults prefer It to bitter, nauseating
Tonics. Price 50 cents.-
For Rent Four desirable rooms
for liouseke'epiirg on West' Fulton
street.- Address P. O , box o. 262.
Mob Tears Down a Church.
special dispatch to the sun.1
Buffalo, Sept. 2. A large mob
led by women demolished the In
dependent Polish Catholic church
of St. Adelberts, Plater street.;
The framej walls and small struc
tures were torn down and hurled
into the street. '
Twenty: three rioters were ar
rested and !f urther trouble is an
to the fact
The assault was owing
that they were dissatisj
fied with pastor Dean Pitas. .His
removal has been requested. I
Only a few upright timbers are
left standing. - r
(special dispatch to the sun
j ' .
London,! Sept. 2. A report, is
current today that a treaty of alii
ance between England and Gerl
many on the lines of the speech of
Joseph Chamberlain, was com
A Revision Wanted.' V
special dispatch to the sun.
Paris, Sept. 2. The movement
in favor of j a revision of the Drey
fus case is growing stronger in
papers formerly hostile.
General Pelliux resigned bu
withdrew his resignation upon the
insistance of General Serulinden.
special dispatch to the sun.
Galesburg, III., ept. 2. Bat
tery B, of the Illinois National
Guard, has been sent to PanaL
, The battery numbers sixty men
with five gatling guns. .
Striking miners are ugly and a
fight is expected.
special dispatch to the sun.
Sept. 2. Tho North
Carolina Lumber Association met
Beach to-day. The r0-
fl the light advance of
fifty cents a thousand had been se
cured. The demand is brisk and
fall trade and manu-
gobdjj . Heavy rains
have interfered with cutting.
Commissioners Meet. '
The city commissioners met in
regular monthly session at the city
hall last night. It was reported
that the" recent heavy rains
done considerable damage to the
streets of the city and these bad
places were - ordered repaired.
Nothing of much importance to
tho public was done at this mee
A Large Order.
E. W. Burt & Co. have just
josed a deal with parties in, Chi
cago, with whom they have been
negotiating for. some days, for per
haps the biggest lot of bicycles
ever shipped to any firm in North
Burt & Co.
one time. , Messrs,
propose to sell these
wheels to the trade
at less than
the regular wholesale priced
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The second week of ltowan's
court is nearing a close. To-day
the land case of Parthenia Carter
against Alex Smith had the atten
tion of the I court 4and the case
proved a very interesting, one. ;,
The suit of John D. Kl u ttz
against the Xadkin Railroad Com
many was continued by. consent.
TO CURE A COLD III ONE DAT.
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets.
AU Druggists refund the money if it falls
cure. 25 cents, j ,
; For Rent 3 large rooms in a good
neighborhood on Main street. App
to J. II. Swalm. '
If you want nice slaughtered mea
go to Jackson's'market. If you dont
want tKrbejslaughtered shave at .the
10 Cents Per 7ek
General Miles Leaves Porto
Rico for New York.
The Fourteenth New York to Leave
Chicamauga Auxiliary ; Cruis
crs Ordered Out of
spbciaL dispatch To the sun.
to investigate camp.
Washington, Sept. 2. Secre
tary of AYar Alger leaves this af
ternoon for Montauk where" he
will aid President McKinley in
investigating the camp.
. MEN WELL CARED FOR.
Camp Wikoff, Sept. 2. General -
Shafter said to-day that the men
on the transports were given the
very best of food and care. He
admitted that the ships were unfit
for service but said the condition
could not be remedied.
There is a slight decrease in the
number of siek in the general hos
pital and the hospital physicians
are hopeful of. keeping the num
ber of typhoid cases down to the
YEI.IXJW- FEVER AT ORWOOD.
Jackson, Miss., Sept. 2. Ten
new cases of yellow fever were re
ported last night from Or wood.
They have appeared since the re
port of the first infection and are
said to be a mild type. Official
report of inspectors Grant, Dunn
and Harrison, of Mississippi, Board
and Gill, of Louisiana, the board
on the first Or wood case unhesi ta
tingly pronounced it yellow fever.
BROOKE IN COMMAND.
. Ponce, Sept. 2. Gen. Miles
and family, nine companies of
Second Wisconsin, Generals
Hayes and Schwan and the Fourth
Pennsylvania regiment sailed to
New York yesterday. .
Gen.. Brooke has issued an or
der assuming command.
AUXILIARY CRUISERS DROPPED.
Washington Sept. 2. The St.
Louis, Yale, Harvard and St.
Paul, American liners, were put
out of commission as, auxilliary
FOURTEENTH TO LEAVE.
Chattanooga, Sept. 2. The
Fourteenth New Ybrk will be the
first to leave Camp Thomas. The
time designed for their departure '
is to-morrow. General Franks'
headquarters is being moved to
Anniston. ' !
General Becken ridge has or
dered investigation of the second
division hospital immediately. '
The Government is busy selling
horses, wagons and ; other con
demned property. .Breckinridge
will not leave until the removal of
the third corps is completed which
will be.the: latter part of the week.
Arrangements for the Race.
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SPECIAL DISPATCH TO SUN.
New York, Sept, 2. The com
mittee for hearing Sir Thomas
Lipton's challenge for America's
cup which was issued through the
Royal Yacht Club, arrived here
this morning on the Brittanic.
The committee is authorized to
make all arrangements for the
SPECIAL DISPATCri TO THE SUN.
Atlantic City, Sept. 2. A note
found in a hat presumably sent
from C. S. Hosker, of Norfolk,
Virginia, says 'Farewell all, j I'll
be dead when this letter is re
ceived. . , "Louise."
Receipts from hotels Waldorf,
Astoria and Savoy, of New York,
indicate that she was Mrs. S. S.
Schawtz and lived in luxurv.
Nothing further is ascertainable. -