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KILLED IN A DITCH.
Six Workers In Excavation to Sews age Meet Instant Death. The Statesville Landmark of March 12th, contains an account of a terrible accident which oc curred at that place on the previ ous Friday. Six negroes who were working in a deep ditch were instantly Crushed to death by a cave-in of the sides of the ditch. The un fortunate victims were Arthur Grant, Dillard Stockton, John Wood, Riley Howard, Lee Moser and Belviu Williams. The men were at work putting braces in the ditch where the cave in occurred, when the the fatal accident took place. The alarm was given at once and help sent for. A force was soon on the ground and they set to work to re move the dirt from the buried men. It took nearly two hours to reach the first and it was found that he had been crushed to death. The other bodies were recovered and were sent to the homes of the decased. Memorial services were held the following Sunday at the colored Methodist church, a large number of the white citizens of the town being present. The Landmark says, in conclud ing its account of the affair: “There was no necessity for an inquest and none was held. No attempt is made to place respon sibility for the accident, if any can be placed. It occurred and cannot be helped now. There will probably be claims for dam ages on account of the death of the men and how the sett lement will be made is to be determined, The Landmark believes thac it speaks the sentiment of the com munity in saying that the white people want what is proper and right done for the families of the victims, this to be determined in whatever way will bb mutually agreeable.” -• m -- Work Is Suspended. Work on the Southbound Rail road has been suspended, not abandoned, as has been reported. In an interview with H. E. Fries, president of the company, it was learned that the chief engineer’s office in this city will be main tained. Mr. Fries expressed the opinion that the suspension of the work would only be tempo rary. This action, it is held, is the result of adverse railway legis lation in North Carolina and oth er Southern States, which has se riously affected the Southern rail road stocks, making it more diffi cult to get financiers to put their money in new goods. Tne large amount of money already expend ed on the Southbound, however, ' leads those who are interested to believe that the road will be built as soon as recent railroad legisla lation can be analyzed and the money market becomes more elas tic,—Winston-Salem dispatch. — -—■• - Richmond to Have Poe Menument. Richmond, Va., March 16.— Mayor McCarthy, of this city, to day signed the ordinance appro priating $50,000 and granting a site for the proposed monument in Richmond to Edgar Allan Poe on condition that $5,000 be raised by the People’s Monument Asso ciation of this city which has the project for the monument in hand. The association is made up of prominent men and the plan for the monument has been endorsed by President Roosevelt in a letter to a leading member of the association. -m • Does Coffee disagree with you? Probably it does! Then try Dr, Shoop’s Health Coffee. “Health Coffee” is a clever combination of parched cereals and nuts. Not a grain of real Coffee, remember, in Dr. Shoop’s Health Coffee, yet its flavor and taste closely matches old Java and Mocha Coffee. If your stomach, heart or kidneys can’t stand Coffee drinking, try Health Cotfee. It is wholesome, nourishing and satisfying. It’s nice even for the youngest child. Sold by N. P Murphy. CAR ROBBERY CHAR6ED. Detectives of Southern Railway Make Ar rests Which Cause a Sensation. There has been something do- 1 ing in official circles at Spencer recently, in connection with nu merous car robberies which have * taken place. Last Wednesday night special agent Siegel; of the Southern, ' placed uuder arrest S. P. Vail, a white brakemau. Vail having confessed that he had aided in a number of the robberies spoken of.- These robberes have been going on for a long time and the officers who were looking into the matter failed to secure any satis factory clue. It was believed that members of one of the train crews had been doing the work, but there was no positive evidence of this. Suspicion had been di rected to the freight crew of Con ductor A. L. Pritchard. On the night March 11th, Mr. Seigel fol lowed Vail and a companion to a lodging house. The officer se-„ cured a room adjoining that of the two men and listened to their conversation. He heard Vail re late to his companion the story of the robberies, how they were committed, who took part in hhom of.f» V«il cnnlra P.An. ' [ dnctor Pritchard beingimplicated. Vail was promptly arrested and the next morning Condu c t o r Pritchard was taken in custody by Sheriff Krider, on a warrant charging him with robbing cars. It is believed that a number of .other arrests will soon follow. Several persons are under suspi cion and they may be arrested at any time. It is considered highly probable that the Southern may 1 be nble to break up this car rob- 1 bing business, for awhile at least. ^ _ I Burns Cause Death. Ted Drummond, of Spartan- | burg, S. C., who some days ago j was so severely burned at the | Spencer shops, died last Tuesday | afternoon at the sauitorium here. | The young man was standing near < the furnace in the round house when his overalls caught fire. He ( at once ran to a hole of water | some distance away, and throw- | ing himself into it extinguished ( the flames. He was so badly | burned, however, that his injuries , resulted in death, as stated. I Death of Mrs. Thompson. < Mrs. J. T. Thompson, of Wood- 1 leaf, died on March 8th at her 1 home. The funeral was held at 1 Unity church, Rev. Spence offi- 1 dating. Mrs. Thompson was 1 most highly esteemed by all who 1 enjoyed her acquaintance, and the Woodleaf community suffers a distinct loss in her death. -—-• • If a Man Does Not Sympathize With the Trust He is a “Radical.” “My sympathies are always with the toilers, with the poor and lowly, of my State and coun try—always have been, always will be and would be if I were a millionaire. God made me that way.” Theso are the words of Senator Whitehead Kluttz, of Rowan county. He was one of the “rad icals.” For one’s sympathies to be with the toilers'stamps him as a “radical” forthwith, in the es timation, that is, of those who don’t care a snap for the toilers, —Greensboro Telegram. -- Mr. Hobson Makes a Change. W. Henry Hobson, who has been connected with the postof fice force here for several years, has resigned his position and sill go into business with Paul Betts. The friends of both these young men will wish them success in their venture. -- -\ Lost and Found. Lost, between 9:80 p. m. yes terday and noon today, a bilious attack, with nausea and sick head f ache. ThiB loss waB occasioned 1 by fiudiug at a drug store a box i | of Dr. King’s New Life Pills, the ’ guaranteed cure for biliousness, I malaria and jaundice, 25c. ' We will sell all can= dies at a Reduction of 5 cents per pound. Remember the ate i and the J lace | Don’t, miss this Sweet Bargain and remember we will not J sell more than 5 pounds to any one family. All these candies W are made at our place daily. Come early and avoid the rush at m SALEEBFS CANDY KITCHEN, } Saturday, March 23rd. Salisbury, N. C. ft A Are Things that may be of Probably a Gift of this Kind would ’ be more Appreciated. At any rate be sure to come in and look over the 1 Mammoth Stock of Furniture, Car pets, Rugs, Household and Office Furnishings, f Chinaware, Lamps, Toilet Sets, etc., carried by me. We have a large and varied Assortment in Quali ties and Prices. You are cordially invited togiveme acall. Very respectfully, .W. Wright, West Inuiss Street. We Mended a Broken Heart the | Other Day. i It belonged to a lady, and it was an attractive brooch, in- S deed. It was easily worth $10.00, but a mishap rendered it ® useless. 50 cents put it into service again. W And that’s the way it goes. _ ' '' A Every day our repair department restores to usefulness rings, A and pins and watches and clocks and things. A Our work cost a few centB, maybe, while the renewed article 2 again takes its place as a thing of beauty. * Isn’t there something belonging to you that requires our Z services? A Remember the line of goods that we carry in stock. They A are the most artistic, up-to-date and the most dependable." Z If you haven’t done so, give us an ALL ROUND trial. 2 GORMAN & GREEN, ] LEADING JEWELERS AND OPTICIANS, I Salisbury, Spencer, Marion, N. C. I ' t - V WOODWARD & LOTHROP, ioth, nth--F and QSts., .WASHINGTON, D. C. HOUSE FURNISHING DEPT. «t m ; This splendid department includes, besides Bousefurnish ings of the most modern sorts and highest grades, the very best productions, both foreign and domestic, in Chinaware, Glassware, Lamps and accessnrios, Cut Glass, Japanese Wares, Baskets, Pure Food Products, etc. Housekeepers will find much toNnterest them just how in these several classes of Housekeeping supplies, as we are in daily receipt of the new spring productions, among which are quite a number of new inventions and devices that are abso solutely necessary, or that will help materially in the conduct of the dining room and kitchen. A collection of rich and unusually brilliant American Cut ! Glass has just been received, and there are many choice pieces particularly suitable for wedding and Easter^Gifts. We call attention to the several items as advertised here. They are noticeably good values. I Five SheirOyster Plate Special We have received a lot of dainty decorated imported Oysti r Plates, and call atten tion to the low price at which they are offered 25 cents each. Thin Cup and Saucer Special We offer a Jot of thin blue Japanese China Tea Cups and Saucers, in assorted patterns and m the popular ovide shape, at a very special price, 15c. per cup and saucer. New Flower and Vegetable Seeds We have just received and placed on sale our first ship ment of seeds. These are ab solutely fresh and new—this season’s stock and of the same i high qualty we have always offered. Flower Seeds, 4 pi ks for 5c. Vegetable Seeds, 2 pckgs for 5c. *' v Aus trian hina Dinner Set Special We offer a’ lot of 100-piece white and Gold Dinner Sets at the price usually asked for earthenware $15.00 per set New, Rich Cut Glass We show a splendid assort- I ment of N-w Cut Glass, which is usually brilliant and well cut. We call especial atten to the following splendid val ues : 5 inch Handled Cut Glass Bon Bon Dishes . . . .... $1.00 ! 5 inch Unhandled Cut Glass Olive Dishes.. .$1.75 I 8-inch Cut Glass Fruit and Salad Dishes. ., .$2.75 t Cut Glass Sugar and Cream Sets.$3.95 Imported Plates for Plate Racks % We offer a lot of 8-inch His torical plates in assorted sub jects and two colors. . We call attention to the specially low price...3 for 50c. Regular price, 35c. each, __J 1 Draw Your own Conclusions § as to our Carriages and 45 wagons, but how are 52 you going to know un~ A) less you see them and try them? These few 67 lines are meant to in- 45 vite you here. * Will 45 you come? You will if 45 you wish to serve your 42 own best interests. ^ 69 m IB SAFETY 4 make an excellent har~ ness combination. 1 Yours for the purchase g price (a moderate one) | if your investment in horse goods is made here. Prove it? Cer tainly—first time you ' see us. I * » _g hE —you, your friends and & “the man in the street” A is any one of our many A T- vehicles — Carriages, A ^ Surreys, Runabo u t s, A m Mantels, etc. “They’re (M ■A built that way.” Also A IB built to last and run % W easy without running % W into much money. T* __ 8