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S The News
9 la Detoted to the
0FF1-IAL JOURNAL OF POLK COUNTY.
INDEPENDENCE IN ALL THINQS.
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE $1.00 PER YEAR, IN ADVANCE.
COLUMBUS, NvC.; THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1903.
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111! I HAVE YOU"
An6 the i tick vor
Like a Charm on the .
Old Get Rich Quick
A TAR HEEL THE VICTIM
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William Hooensor, ;a aun-
. combe County FarmerTakfen
In By Green Goods Men in
New York -Two Arrests Made
On Complaint of the Farmer
Xh: food old gretn good 3 comedy reap-
pffUO'l u 1111 " vv imiuic iu iuc ciicisyi
"Market rolice Court J yesterday morning.
when William Robertson, a planter, of
Ualcin, 2sortn uaronna, appearea as com-
phiitit ' against Fred G Wilson and Ed-
Heading an advertismeut in
newspaper tbat a goQd investment was to be
LhJ. the Southerner a sweied it and got
one ot i lie oiu, i&iuiuur ciicuiars iimi. iomj
.'.i .i r : i : . : i.u
lilin now ut: uuuiu gci ?twu iu uuueu
States I reasur1 notes tor 5oUU. Wilson,
the planter said, met Mm in Jersey City
au j brought hiihn to a room in a house in
We?t Twenty-first street. - .
At the end of his talk there with Wilson
ami-three other men, the pianAer refused to
i rm 1 .i
give up ins money, .men, ne aeciares,
iliey leapni upon him and tried to take his
money forceibly. The Southerner'whipped
out his revolver, he said, and was about to
.biiterate several green goods men when a
rittti man sprang into the room and saidt
Ah! 1 have y"u at last' waringbia re
volver at the four men. Then to the plan-
-r a : .
tci. ' "i am a seerei nervice man, rye
". bai1owiri2 theso fellow, and now
' .'vi. thr-iii us the act. .
l ; . SeCiet Service" mail told him, Rob-
erbo,, said, to wau unui ne came oaciv.
He waited a long whi.e; then , be went to
the est Twentieth Street Falice station
and entered Lis complaint.
Wilson and Williams were arrested later
Autumn with it's whistling winds and frosty mornings tells m that winter is near, The Fall Clothing question is now an all
important matter for consideration, and we take reajt pleasure in inviting etery Man, Boy, or Parent, who will have
,.if inrr viiV during flip season to call on us for thelnurpose of looking at, and examining: the new Clothing, Hats, Furnish-
ing Goods we are
and Scotch Suitings are the favorite fabrics.
This-way, young man, if you want a Suit
of clothes that's strictly "It."
Z irrr tt A TTtvTTTT Some of you who read this. may not knowthat we alsoell Ladies' and Misses' Tailor MadeSuits.:
TO THE L AMES Skirts. Capes. Wraiis and Jackets. in fact-in oxir Laddies Department, you can come and be fitted
q. w IX Uiiii ii . aK iris. , f f better than yoli can have them made by the best dressmakers, and our
in anything you wear, except shoes ana nau,. y maLdefor. Weoniy have one fair price to everyone, andsellfor cash only,
prices are less than yoxi can buy.the goods andhave them hack and net the money for it. This is oTr way of doing busi-
but should you buy
ness andwe think
in Sixth avenue. They were held in&2 000
bail. "New York Journal.
f . I ' PtJXJtEVOLVKB TO HXS HE11)7" -
7 Ner YorV, Nor. 4.The detaila ihereof
the mbbery of of William Robinson, a far
mer of Buncombe county, N. C, show that
about two weeks ago he jeceiveda letter pro
posing a legitimite investment which would
nft, him 25 per ient. He came on here, was
met in iersey City by a man who said, he
was a United Spates Secret Service officer,
and was taken to No 246 Wesi Twenty,
first streethis-city,- where they found two
men waiUus:. . . i
- As soon as Robinson sat down, he says
a man put a revolver to his head and the
others robbed him and left. As soon as
Robinson dared he appealed to the police.'
The prisoners, whe are Fredeick G. Wil
son, of New York, and Edward Williams,
of Patterson, N. J., were arrested in a sa.
loon after Robinson had identified them as
two of the men who n.bbed him. They
were held in bail. Neither of them would
make a statement.
North Carolina Press Asso
ciation Invited jto Meet '
in St, Louis.
The North Carolina Press- Association
has been invited by Hon. Walter Williams,
Commissioner to tKo Foreign Press of th
St. Louis World's Fair, to meet in St. Louis
during the week begin ing May 16, 1904.
It is planned to have this week known as
the World's Press Purliament week." The
Inside Inn, located on the Exposition L
grounds," with 2,500 rooms, will cut its rales
oiie-half for Editorial Association visitors
at this time and other hotels will also give
reduced rates. Hall will be provided for
business sessions, admission tickets will be
furnished , and every possible courtesy
Creates many a new business;
Enlarges many an old business;
Preserves many a large business;
Iteviyes muny a dull business;
Rescues many a lost business: s
Secures success in any business.
now showing. To show our new styles affords
The young man who insists
upon Fashion's -latest whims,
naturally comes to Fashion's
Headquarters for -them. As
you : know, that; means he
comes here. "T
Assoon as he Lands he pujts
on. a Suit, and the.Suit gener
ally lands him at once: '
The smartest and newest
double breasted Sack Suits are
here, as well as the. new, firm,
highj shoulder,, narrow lapel,
single breasted Sack Suit. .;.
Worsteds, fancy; Cheviots
something you na y
you will aifree wn uS,
DEATll ON THE RAILS
A -Handsornely- Dressed
Woman - Mangled by
Southern Ry.Train v
ACCIDENT HE AR ASHEYILLE
At First It Was Thought That
Foul Play Had! Been Used
Corner's Jury Decided That
Woman Was, Killed By the
Cars The! Body Identified.
Ashevilie, N. C. Nov. 5. Mangled afad
toin by train wheels, herJ brains scattered
alang the track, the body pf a handsomely
dressed woman Was taken from under the
wheels of douthern Railway passenger train
No. 13, near Bnena Vista, five miles from
this city, at 7:30 tonight., j - ; :
It is not thought that the woman was
killed by the fast passenger train,
as the body was cold j wheu the -train
crew, took it from under iie engine. - The
engineer states that he saw something white
on the track, lie at once applied the
brakes but to late too avoid striking the
body. The sight which greeted : the train
crew and passeegers was sickening. The
shoulders and head of the woman were
crushed to a pulp. In. ; her right hand
which was served, from the arm, wasclntch
ed a pocketbook containing $oC.
Passengers on the train state :thaj the
body was that of a middle-aged person.
The dress, which was of Irich colored -lan
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material, was of-the finest; texture and the
quality of her undergarments, denoted that
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the 'deceased iiAdilen a it'rs!i means.
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The body was left in charge otfthe train
men and the trail) proceeded to Ashevilie.
Coroner HemphilJ wasj summoned by
'phone from Arden. People of the neigh
borhood, who viewed the remains were of
the opinion that the deceased had not beeu
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yon and whatj cloth you want, j ; : - . -
All cloths, all colors, all styles, that deserve to be
here, are here. i - - -
Overcoats at $5.oo, $7.5, $15 oo, and away up to $30.00. f
Money back if youwant it..-; - . ; J
- The weather is rather Overcoatish now don't you think so t
a resident of this part of the country. , -
The coroner's jury returned a verdict to
the effect that deceased has been killed by
passenger train No. 13, of the Southern
railway, he remains were removed, to
Hare's undertaking establishment at Ashe
vilie, " v - -
Coroner Hemphill stated tonight that he
had no hope of identifying- thjs body. :
The body of the woman who , was
killed Thursday afternoon by a train
on' the -Spartanburg road has been
identified. t- It is that of Katherine
Amberg. She has been a cook in - Mr.
John A. Roeblin-g's household" for the
last six years and identification l yes.
terday by Mrs. Roebling, Mrs Bertha
Lominac and Ella Carpenter was com
plete, although the head was unrecog
nizably : crushed. An emblem of St.
Joseph, a "prince ton" pin and her
dress were all : known to those who
knew the unfortunate woman. j , V
That Miss Amberg met her death
when out of her mind is not doubted by
Mr, Roebling. The woman has been in
the insane asylum some years ago in
New Jersey. She origionally came from
Princeton and then went to Trenton.
Infall respects she was a good seryant
and Mr. Koebling- said yesterday that
she was usually level headed and con
servative and was almost the last per
son one would suspect of mental aber
ration." None of the family suspected
that she was about to have an attack
of her old trouble two days ago when
she complained of trouble with-iher
head. Mrs. Roejbling advised her to
see a doctor and the woman j left
Thursday morning about eleven o'clock
to see Dr. C S. Jordan She. said i. she
would cot return in time to prepare
luncheon, which was attened to by 'her
assistant and her fail ure to appear at the
house in the late afternoon did not arouse
Dfny comment. When she did not come
in Thursday night some alarm" was i felt
ani on reading the account yesterday
mnrningof tne rieain or nn . nnfenown
f wrinan, Mrs.. i"oeiinir made an mveMi-
gatlon. ' It was found that. Miss Am
burg's room was ln.coof usion- as if i she
hadlbeen packihgup. 'j Jt wasknown
in money and this was not in the, room.
-Citizen. ' ' ' ! - -'
us great satisfaction.
The good features of ;
our Overcoats proclaim j.
There are a dozen j
kinds and styles. -What's i
your particular prefer-:
ence long, short or ;
medium ? We have it.j
You Mke the ;
Decision. - ' ;
By the time we have!
shown you - what Over- j
coat styles are worn,
you .will be able to de-1
cide which one becomes I.
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A PATHETIC STORY
Told By a Girl Only 14
Years of Age of 111
BY, AN INHUMAN FATHER
She Ran Away From Home
Because j of Father'sTreat-
ment--Went to : GreensBoro,
and Was! at Work in Factory
Af rai d j to R et u rn . Home.
Greensboro, N. C Oct. 27. An hid
den occurred here today which has behind
it a story so pathetic and sad, it being" the
tragedy daily endured by so many , helpless
innocent young lives in this Christian land
that it needs to be told.
It Bhculd arouse the blood in feeble age,
move th-e'benevolent to action, incite the
hardness to pity, and cause the officers to
evenge the wrong of the innocent, by en
forcing both the vagrant and' the child
labor laws. , " '
Yesterday the chief of police here receiv
ed a message from Reidsville, asRing him
to be on the lookout for a fourteen year
old white girl, named Annie Smith, who
had run away j from her home and ; her
father, a resident of Reidsville, named
James Smith Today the girl was found at
work in the American - Company, Cigar
factory, having obtained employment
there this morning.., V ..
An officer from Reidsville was on hand
and took her back to Reidsville on the
noon train," The girl,. while in the police
waiting-room, Jwas , weepingliitterly, say
ing that she would be almost -beat to death
if she was taken back to her father, who
Kas cruel to her. She had delicate feat-
ures, hiiu useu goori language, jnaving an
air of refineqint in her dres? and voie
that betokened a good-mother, and a cor
rect life. "Although 14 years of age, she
looked lo be, but 10, being evidently dwarf-
gave the following account of her life and
of her escape from home, the-pity of it all
ALE THIGS ARE
' - " , - pleased as well as the parent.
We have Boy's Suits that will' satisfy all hands
and promote contentment in the family circle, .. .
Our handsome Short Pant Suits for Boys from -
to 16 yearspin two or three piece styles,will
FILLc THE BILL EXACTLY
! $1.66,- $2.00 or $4.00 are some , of the
prices. ' The Suits are handsome and Havestyle
enough to please" both the boy and his mother, as welL.
as that substantial wear his father will insist upon -
1 Brine the boys here for all round clothes satis-
faction. 1 ; " :
being that by taking a wrong train here
yesterday she failed to reach a more restful
haven of hard toil at Wilmington. -.
"I was treated so bad at home so. long-I ,
could stand it no longer." said, she. "My
father's name is Jim Smith. He will not
work and he drinks, and he often abuses ;
us terribly when he wants more money than
we can make. It was not so hard a year :
ago when my jlittl brother IS years old
was-at home working, but he was treated
so bad he ran away and went to work In' a
cotton mill in Danville, and ever since then
my little sister and me, she is eight years
old, have had to support pap by ourselves f
and we can't half do it. We work in the
cotton mill there and he gets all our wages.
My mother died when I was 8 years old.
She was good tc mef but she died. -Then
t was made to work in the cotton mill and '
I have been , working there for six years,
and I never had any thing, and never saw ;
auy chance to get anything but cruelty and ,"
I made up my mind to run away and work
somewhere in peace My little brother was v
gone and it was too hard for me at home, :
and he sent me word how he was getting -on,
and would jhelp me to leave, but he '
"I had a good friend in Wilmington,
Mrs. Ragan, who used to work in the mill
at Reidsville, and I wrote to her I wanted
to get work there, and she sent -me enough '
money to pay my way. So I left home and
came toJreensboro yesterday, and at the
depot I took a train they said was going to
Wilmington, ahd ..when the conductor '
took my ticket he said it was the wrong
train I would have to pay my way to Gib-.
sonville and then come back toGieensbore."
So I had to do It, And it left nie without
enongh money to stay here till today or to
pay my way to jvVilmington, and so I heard
I could get ork at" the cigar mill and I
went there, soon! this morning they gave me -
a job, and I was hoping ; to save enough"
money to get to Wilmington to Mrs. Rag
ao in a weekjorjtwo, with what I already
had, and now the officer has got me, and
I have to go bsck to .Reidsville. ' I hated
to leave my little lister, ami I will be-glad
to ge5" her again, but J just. know I am go
ing to be "nearly kiUed when pap gets a
good chance at me, and I wish sometimes
I was dead and gone'" . -.
rIf'tlitsHchite" story---ir-true,v and -there,
sn t a hell - somewnere for some . people,
there ought to be. - j , - "'
.Boys ; V
The clothes question for the
growing Boy is a perplexing
proposition at best. -
Parents, who have raised aft ,
assortment of) boys, know all
about it. The boy must l)e
FLO VP L. MLES. - vak.. Z ahaiK:i;