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AS. if . Q An Independent Family Q 0 Newspaper for the people. (jj () Devoted to the farming in- Q 0 terests and to the industri- 0 Qal uevelopment of Pied- 0 mont North Carolina. ($ 0 The Sentinel circu-0 0 lates throughout Piedmont 0 Q and North western Carolina Q $ and has nc superior in this 0 0 section as a desirable ad- A 9 vertxsing medium. a V B. WBITtKEB, Jr., Edltar Haaiter A SBW8T AID TBVBTWORTHI FA MILT NEWSPAPER FOR NORTH CAROLINA PEOPLE. IN THE STATE AND OUT OF IT. 1.00 PER TEAR IN ADVANCE VOL.XLI NO. 31. WINSTON-SALiEM, N. O., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 9. 1897. Price 5 CENTS AN ELEGAJCT AFFAIR. IN HONOR OF MR. D. I. ROBERTS AND BRIDE. POLICEMEN CLEARED. BY THE COMMITTEE OF INVESTIGATION. REPUBLICAN POLICY. OUTLINED BY PROMINENT DE PARTMENT OFFICIAL. CLAIM FOR DAMAGES. THE YADKIN HARNESS BILL DAY0N TRIAL. FOR KILLING THE COLORED GIRL, LAURA ELLIS. Royal makes the food pare, wholesome anil delicious. Talks Merit in medicine means the power to cure, txooa'B oarsa par ilia possesses actual uunjiuuieQ curative power and there fore it has true merit. When you buy Hood's Sarsanarilla to directions, to purify your blood, or cure any of the many blood diseases, you are morally certain to receive benefit. The power to cure is there. You are not trying an experiment. It will make your Vkl AAi4 wan sua. 3 1- pure, rjcu ana nourismng, ana thus drive oat the germs of disease, strengthen tne nerves ana Duild np the whole system. LrOoodTs Sarsaparilla Is the best, In fact the One True Blood Purifier. Prepared only by C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass. HnnH'c Dilfc not purge, pain or 1 1UUU r Ills gripe. All druggists. 25c Southern Railway PIEDMONT AIRLINE. Condensed Schedule IN EFFECT DEC. 15th. 1895. Dally connections at Greensboro for all points North, South and east of Greensboro At Salisbury tor all points in Western North Carolina, Knozville, Tenn., Cincinnati and Western points. At Charlotte for Spartanburg Greenville, Athens, Atlanta and all point South. Trains Leave Winston-Salem. 6.20 k M DAILY Connects at Durham for Oxford and Clarks ville: at Selma for Fayetteville and interme diate stations on the Wilson A Fayetteville Short Cat. and tor Wilson Rocky Mount Tar boro, and for stations on the Norfolk A Caro lina Railroad . A t uoldsboro for Newbern and Mo re he ad city dally except Sunday, For Wilmington and Intermediate stations on the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad daily. 5.20 P M DAILY Connects at Greensboro with the Washington and Southwestern Vestibuled (Lim'ted,) nd the New York and Florida Short Line (limited) taln for all points South and with main line train No. 12 for Danville and Richmond and all Intermedial local stations for Raleigh and points east of Greensboro, and with main line train No. 85 fast mail for Charlotte, Spartan burg, Greenville, Atlanta and all points South, too Columbia, Augusta, Charloote, Savannah, Jacksonville and all points in Florida. Sleep ng car for Atlanta and Jacksonville and at Jharlotte with Sleeping car for Augusta and Tacksonvllle. I0.30 A M DAILY (Except Sunday) Connects at Greensboro for all p lnts North als Raleigh and Goldsboro Trains Arrive at Winstcn-Silem 9-5 A M DAILY From New York, Washington, Richmond jjyneiiDurgt iaqtiub mna uaieign. 1:30 P. M. DAILY. (Except Sunday) From Atlanta, Charlotte, and all points South, Goldsboro Raleigh, and Intermediate points 8:50 P. M. DAILY. From New York, Washington and Danville ail points North Raleirh and Go'daboro Between Winston-Salem and Vilkesboro Passenger train No. 5 leaves Winston-Salem 10 a. m. dally except Sunday, arrives atWilkes boro 1:15pm. Mixed train No 57 leaves Winston-Salem 140 p m Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays, arrives at Wilkesboro 7:60 p m. Passenger train No 10 leaves Wilkesboro 1-30 p m, arrives at Winston-Salem at 6.10 p in Mixed train No. 58 leaves Wilkesboro 8am Tuesdays Thursdays and Saturdays, arrives at Winston-Salem 3:45 p m. Between WMon-Salem and Mocksrille. Train No 05 leaves Winston-Salem 5:30 p m arrives Mocksville 7.60 p m. Train No 64 leaves Mocksville 8am arrives Winston-Salem 4:36 a m. W. H. GREEN, J. M. CTJLP, Gen'l Sup't Traffic M'gV W. A. TURK Gen'l Pass. Agent. Eor further information in regard to rates tickets, baggage checks etc., apply to CHARLES BUFORD, Ticket Agent. aiBBMMMi Schedule in Effect July 4tli. 1897. WINSTON-SALEM DIVISION Leave Winston-Salem 8 40 a m. tf ally except Sunday. Arrive Roanoke 1.15 p. m. 8:00 a m. (mixed) daily except Sunday, for Roanoke and intermediate points Arrive Roanoke 6:40 p. m. Leave Roanoke 7:30 a. m. (mixed) dally except Sunday. Arrive Winston-Salem 6:45p.m. Leave Roanoke 4:30 p. m. dally except Sunday. Arrive Winston-Salem 9:15 p. m. WESTBOUND. LKATS BOiOU B1ILT, :10. m. (Vestibuled Limited) for Bristol and intermediate points, and Knoxvllle and Chattanooga, all points South and West. Pullman Sleepers to Memphis and New Orleans. 4:20 p m. for Bluefleld, Pocahontas, Kenova Columbus andChtcago and all points west. Pullman Sleepers from Roanoke to Col umbus, also for Radford, Bristol, Knox vllle, Chattanooga and intermediate points. HOBTB & KASTBOCHD. U1TI BOIKOKI DAILY 1:60 p. m. for Petersburg, Richmond and Nor folk. 1.46 p. m. for Washington, flagerstown, Phila delphia and New York. 10:46 p. m. for Richmond and Norfolk. Pull man Sleeper Roanoke o Norfolk and Lynchburg to Richmond. 10:43 p. m. (Vestibuled Limited) for Hagers ; town, Washington and New York. Pull man Sleepers to Washington, Phlladel- Jhia and Kew York via Shenandoah unction and B. and O. Railroad. DURHAM DIVISION Leave Lynchburg dally except Sunday, 4:00 p. m. (union sta tion) for Durham and all Intermediate points. Leave Durham daily except Sunday, at 7:00 a. m, for Lynchburg and Intermediate points. For all additional information apply at tlcke Office, or to M. F. BRAGG, W. B. BEVTLL, Trav. Pass, Agent. Gen. Paaa Agent. Roanoke. v. AN OLD DOCTOR'S FAVORITE. Dr. Zm. M. Gillam, who practiced medicine Over forty years, originated, used and claimed tbat Botanic Blood Balm (B. B. B.) which has now been in use about fifty-five years, was the best Blood Purifier ever given to the world. It never fails to cure the most malignant ulcers, sores, rheumatism, ca tarrh, and all skin and blood diseases. Be ware of substitutes. Use this standard rem edy. Price per large bottle, f 1.00. ARKB SEVERAL DOCTORS TAILED. I have been afflicted with Catarrh for sev eral years, although all sorts of medicines and several doctors did their best to care me. My blood was very Impure, and noth ing had any effect upon the disease until I osen that great Blood Remedy! known as Botanic Blood Balm (B. B. B.), a few bot tles of which effected on entire care. I rec ommend it to all who have Catarrh. I refer to any merchant or banker of Athena, Ga., and will reply to any inquirizs. R. B, Saulter. ' - For sale by druggisis. LOUIS M. 8 WINK, Attorney at Law, - Winston, N. C. Office 243 1-2 Main Street. Practices in all State and Federal Courts. Money to loan on lieal Estate Mortgages. Claims collected. Merit talks" the Intrinsic value of Hood's Sarsanarilla. Reception at the Home of Sirs. D. R. Burton Beautiful Decorations A Sumptuous Wedding Supper. Cutting of the Mystic Cake. The reception Tuesday night,Nov.30, at the borne of Mrs. D. R Burton, ten dered In honor of her brother, Mr. D. I Roberts and his bride, nee Miss May Brooks, of Caswell county, was quite an elegant social function and a goodly company of ladles and gentle men were in attendance. Mrs. Burton's lovely home wa9 pret tily decorated with chrysanthemums, ferns, roses and other seasonable flowers Artistic-iily draped festoons, lovely bequets and luxuriant potted plants were tastifully blended with the elegant furnishings in parlors, hallways, dining room and other apartments. The whole was fl ioded with mellow lights, forming delight ful environments where joy might well "be unconfined." And it was a merry company of friends, young and elderly, who greeted Mr. and Mrs. Roberts when tbe arrived in the city on toe 8:40 o'clock: train and were driven to the scene of tbe festivities in their honor. In the duties of receiving Mrs. Bur too was assisted by Mrs. J. D. Wall, this city, aod Miss Ethel Roberts, of Durnam lbe evening was one of thorough social enjoyment. A sump tuous, tastifully spread and admirably served wedding supper was not among ine least enjoyed features. 1 he cutting of tbe mystic wedding case was one of the delightful du ties of the guests. For this event the dining room was re opened and tbe caice revealed enthroned upon a pret tily decorated stand. Each guest, in eager anticipation and wonderment as to wnat tropby would rail to his lot. cut a slice. Mr. 1'om Crawford found tbe ring in his slice and wili of course be the first of the company to marry. Miss Pamelia By num secured.tbe dime aod will be the most wealthy of them all; while to tbe lot of Mr. George Edwards fell the fateful darning needle and tbe sympathy of tbe entire company goes out to him because be is doomed never to wed. It was Dasi 11 o'clock when the de lighted guests bade their hostess.and her guests of honor adieu. BECOMING MORE LIVELY. The Fight Over the Winston and Sa lem fostomces. There are conflicting renorts about tbeWlnston and Salem postofflces. Col. Ly brook, It la said, claims to have tbe endorsement of both Senator Prltch ard and Congressman Llnney for the Winston office, but Mayor Crutchfleld does not believe that the Senator has endorsed anybody yet. Congressman Llnney left Raleigh last week for Washington. A gentle man who had a talk with him last week says the "Bull of tbeBrushies" claims he has not endorsed any of the candidates yet. In the meantime, the "dark horse9" are training preparatory for a lively race, if it becomes necessary. In tbe lancruao-e nf n frl candidates, there promises to be a uut iiime in Winston town" berore this important contest closes. Regard Inff the assistant, nnaf maator- ship for Winston, it Is said tbat Edi tor nans nas put in a oia ror tne place and If Col. Lybrook should prove a winner it is Dredicted that, the odit.nr will go In. Mr. w. Ormsby and his friends are confident that he Is sure winner for tbe balem office. There are "doubting Thomases," however, who believe that there is a fine opportuni ty for a dark horse In this race. A VOUnff Salem Rpnilhllpon Viau hiun offered the assistant postmastership, uuu ue ueciinea oecause oi tne small salary, which is only $600 a year. The clerk receives $300. This Republican would take tbe place if tbe office of assistant and clerkship could - be com- uiueu auu tne salary maae vuuu. Attain It. la Bald that. XI r W r Lonuwort.h. nf Smith Slrlo haa hiun offered the assistant's place, in the same omce, dui, mere is a Kick against him because he is not a resident of Salem. This, it la claimed, will knock him out. A STAMP WITH EVERY DRINK. Postmaster German in Trouble His Plan to Boom Business. Cleveland, Dec. 2. Philip Ger man, the Postmaster at Frances, a little town in Van Wert county, this State, is a man of enterprise aceord ing to the United States authorities, who yesterday arrested him on a charge of violating the internal revs enue laws. The chaige is retailing liquor without a license. German's salary is dependent on the quantity of business done at the ofn.ee, and as normally it was small, German, it is alleged, hit npon the scheme of . giving a postage stamp with every drink and a drink with every ten stamps purchased. Ger man was taken before a United States Commissioner and held in a $300 bond. . Will Be Married In Tbls City. Rev. F. L. Townsend, the new pas tor of the Methodist churches at Elkin and Jonesboro, passed through the city last Thursday en route for bis new charge. He was stationed at Hickory' last year. His successor is Rev, W. L. Sherrill, the former pastor at Elkln. Mr. Towasend admitted to the reporter that he was to be mar ried soon, but he declined to name the date. Tbe wedding will take place in this city. Missing Letter Contests. Washington, Dec 2. The Post- office Department is taking a firm stand against the so-called "missing letter" an "missing word" contests which are being conducted by a num ber or publishers to increase tbe sub scription of their papers. All news papers and periodicals containing ad vertisements of this character are for bidden transmission in tbe malls un der tbe anti-lottery regulations. Officers Frazier and White Charged With Cruel Treatment of a Pris oner Several Witnesses Ex amined Their Testimony. The investigation of charges against Policemen Wbite and Frazier in the Bradford case was made on Saturday before Mayor Crutchfleld and two members of tbe Police Committee, Messrs. W. H. White and C. A. Mc- Galliard. Tbe Mayor stated that the delay in the investigation was caused by the absence of various witnesses Mr. Lucius Til ley was tbe first wit ness He told about tbe officers tak ing Mr. Bradford to the barroom. Latter wanted to take a drink. Offi cer White told blm he could not. Of' fleers put chains on tbe prisoner. Oa the way to jail Bradford asked tbe policemen not to rush him so as be was not a well man. Never saw Brad ford resisting. Wbite was in the lead and Frazier in tbe rear most of the time. Heard White tell Bradford d you, you have treated many a man worse than this for less offences. Wit ness did not bear Bradford use any rough language to either officer. The remainder of tbe evidence given by Mr. Tllley was along tbe same line as related by him in the trial of Mr. J. D. Thompson, before tbe Mayor, on tbe charge of interfering with tbe officers. Mr. Bradford was the second wit ness. He told about the arrest and irolng in bar to telephone to Mr. J. E. Zitrlar to ask blm to go on his bond. Officer Frazier failed to find the number on tbe 'phone card. Witness went behind bar and called for drink, bub Policeman Wbite told bim be could not take it. Frazier put chains no left wrist aod White on right. Witness said be was no murderer and be didn't see why he should be treated tbat way. Said Frazter's chain hurt him worse th in tbe one Wbite put on. Mr. Bradford admitted that he bad taken two drinks tbat day. He claimed tbat be didn't curse either officer or Justice LebouaD. Frazier's chain had what witness termed a double twist. He bad never had any trouble with either officer before this arrest Dr. J. P. Fearrington was the next witness examined. He only saw Bradford after tbe trouble was over. He came in drugstore and called for Dr. Dal ton. The latter being out, Dr. Fet.rrington'3 assistance was called for. He saw that his arm had been badly treated. A blood vessel was broken, show) oe that tbe chains had been put on with force and tightlv twisted. There was an abrasion all around tbe wrist. The other witnesses examined were Fred Bailey, Mr Ashburo, J Winfree, W J Uromer. W D Williams. R M Tuttle, Jeff Hall and one or two others. They all told about t he same story. Mr. Asbourn, wbo is an ex- policeman, said be knew Mr. Bradford when he was chief of police and he thought he must have done something oaa to nave twisters on bis arms, it aroused bis sympathy and be let Mr. watsrn nave the money to Dut ud for Mr. Bradford's bond. Mr. Ashburn admitted tbat be thought it best, wben a man resisted, to put twisters on him. W. J. Winfree. clerk in Salmons' bar, testified tbat Bradford said he would not go to jail. He caught bold of tbe counter and partition. Heard White tell prisoner be should not abuse him. Bradford was pulling back when they went out of bar with him. Mr. Cromer said he asked Mr. White to take chains off of Bradford down at the Jail. He saw they were hurting bis arm. White said be didn't care If they were. White, as well as the crowd appeared to be excited. Tbe action of tbe officers impressed Mr. Cromer tbat they were determined to take Mr. Bradford to jail. .fouceman White went on tbe stand and told all about the arrest. After bearing all the evidence the committee rendered a decision to tbe effect tbat Mr. Brad lord resisted ar rest and tbat officers did notbing more than discharge their duty. 8NOW-HOLCOMB NUPTIALS. It Was a Pretty Home Wedding Celer brated at High Noon. A correspondent gives tbe following report of the marriage which wascele- oratea at uockfora last Thursday: "At the residence of the bride's father, at high noon, Mr. Robert L Snow, of Charlotte, and Miss Annie Laurie Holcomb were united in tbe holy bonds of wedlock, Rev. T. H. Pe gram, of Winston, officiating. The well-furnished parlor was neatly adorned with holly and ferns. Quite a number of friends and relatives fill ed tbe roorr. when the bride and groom entered attended by Mr. James R.Idol as best man and the groom's hand some sister, Miss Ada Snow, as maid of honor. With great solemnity the venerable minister pronounced tbe beautiful Methodist ritual which made them husband and wife. After tbe ceremony was over an elegant re past was served The bride is the beautiful and accomplished daughter of Dr. and Mrs. D. F. Holcomb.of this place." A Home Wedding. Mr. Daniel E. Forest, of Cedar Grove, N. C, and Miss Bettie E. Efland, were happily married last Thursday night at tbe home of the bride, on theBoulevard. Tbe ceremo ny took place at 7:30 o'clock, and was ferformed by Rev. Root. E. Caldwell, t was a quiet home wedding wit nessed only by the family. Divorce Case Continued. , Mr. Virgil E. Holcomb,of Rock ford, came here last week to appear In a Chamber's suit before Judge Starbuck, but it was continued. Mr. Holcomb represents the plaintiff, who is a well-to-do farmer of Surry county, in a di vorce suit. His wife asks for alimony. Tbe amount is to be fixed by tbe judge. -' - - --x - ' Don't VefUet Tomr Kdver. Liver troubles quickly result in serious complications, and the man who neglects his liver has little regard for health. A bottle of Browns' Iron Bitters taken now and then will keep the liver in perfect order. If the disease has developed, Browns' Iron Bitters wiil cure it permanenUy. Strength and vitality will always follow its use. Browns' Iron Bitters is sold by all dealers. Hawaiian Annexation Ultimatum to Spain Postal Savings Banks Currency Reform Mainten ance of Civil Service. Washington, Dec. 2. A proml nent Department official, who Is good politician aod in close personal relation witb tbe President, said to day: "I think Ican outline the features of the administration policy which will bs presented to the ap proaching Congress and upon wbicb the administration will be willing to go before the people for the Con gressional election of 1898. They will be as follows : 1st. Hawatian annexation. 2d. An ultimatum to Spain, giving uer anoiner year to paciry (juba aod restore normal conditions on the Island. If not done within that time tbe united States to be bound to in terfere for the protection of our busi ness interests. 3d. A postal saving bank system. 4th A beginning in tbe direction of currency reform by a law holding all redeemed greenbacks In the treasury unless they are drawn out by the de posit of gold 5th. In maintenance of the nresent civil service system against all attacks in (Jongress. This is a pretty large scheme, but the administration thinks it has an element of strength and popularity and that these features can be made a basis for the republican platform next year." ASSIGNMENT SATURDAY. A Clever Dry Goods Merchant Forced to Close. Mr. J. H. Dingelboef. who bas cm- ducted a dry goods store here for sev eral years, filed a deed of assignment Saturday, naming Mr. J Lindsay Pat terson trustee. Mr. Diogelroef av.iiled hioielf of tbe $500 homestead exemption and provided for the payment of the cost of executing the trust. A number of creditors are nreferred. In tbe third class are the Wachovia Loan & Trust Co. for $2 000. Miss Mamie Stafford for $700: Younu. Smith, Field & Co., for $1,000: Mrs Lula H.-Dingelhoef for $5 403 75; J M Lentz for $1,355: Otto F DioizelhERf for $600 Tbe amounts due the creditors in be fourth class aairretrate about $1,000 Mr. Patterson, the trustee. Dlaces tbe assets at $18,000 uur citizens generally will learn with regret of tbe misfortune that has befallen this popular dry goods house and will sincerelv hone that its affairs will speedily be adjusted and its business continued. POISONED HY LIQUOR. Ten Deaths and Seven Others Ex- pected to Die. Maplesville, Ala., Dec. 1. Three more men have died here irom drink ing; a mixture composed of wood alcohol and cheap whiskey, mnkincr ten deaths within three days. Seven more are seriously ill and are expect ed to die within the next twelve hours, as attending: physicians have given up hope. Two men who brought the liquor here are among the dead. The alcohol bore the label, "For mixing paints." ANOTHER TAX ON BEER. That Is How Mr. Walker Would Avert the Dlngley Deficit. Washington, Dec. I. Representa tive Walker, Republican from Mas sachusetts and Chairman of the Bank ing and Currency Committee, when asked today what in bis opinion bad better be done with the Dlngley de fllcit, said "I would put another dol lar tax on beer tbat is whnt 1 think many would favor doing." Supreme Court Opinions. The Supreme Court Nov. 30 filed opinions in the following cases from tnis section: Miller vs Ellis, from Forsyth, new trial; Williams vs Rail road, from Surry, affirmed; Maybeiry vs Mayberry, from Wilkes, error"; Eller vs Church, from Wilkes, error. State vs Jones, from Rockingham, affirmed; State vs Sueed, from Forsyth, affirm ed; Crltz vs Sparger, from Surry, mo tion for certiorari refused; Rotbcbild vs McNlcbold, from Surry, motion for certiorari refused; State vs Rainey, from Stokes, affirmed; Surratt vs Bar gett, from Davidson, affirmed in both cases; State vs Joyce, from Stokes, affirmed. Rabbit Farming. The Wilmington Star, commenting on Colonel Lamb's Georgia rabbit farm, says: "It doesn't take mucb to start tbe rabbit Industry a few rab bits and a turnip patch or some other pasture but it takes a mighty hus tling to check it after it gets a good start. We kill aoout 14,000,000 of them In North Carolina every winter. but there are more here now tban ! tbere were wben Mr. Raleigh brought his immigrants over." No Engineers Over 50 Years Old. According to an order just, an nounced by tbe Central Railroad of New Jersey, all engineers on tbe road wbo are over 50 years of age will be relieved of their Jobs after Jan. 1. Tbe reason advanced by railroad offi cials is tbat tbe risk is too great to continue men who have passed that aie at the importont post of engineer. Such englneera will be employed in other capacities by the road. Sanctified Band at Southport. ' It is said tbat tbe Lyncbltes, or, Sanctified Band, have acquired a strange dominion over tbe people of Southport. A preacher, wben asked why the churches did not attack these people, said they would raise the -cry of persecution. In one house in tbe vlllage.of only two small rooms.seven teen persons live, sleep! g together promiscuously, nine of them being LhtMpAn . ' .tv - -; TO CUBE A CO lill IN ONE 'DAT Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. AU Druggist refund tne money if it alls to cure. 25o " TO BE MADE BY SPAIN ON UN- CLE SAM. Blanco Says Foreign Help Is Not Need ed on the Island of Cuba Mrs. McKlnley Yet Alive A Huge Wheat Trust Formed. Madrid, EKc. i. The Spaoish government bas semi-offijially an nounced that they bave received a report from tbe land expedition in Cuba from the American steamer "Diuntless." It is understood that tbe Spanish Minister at Washington will soon present to the State De partment in Lbis connection a claim for damages against ehe United States Minister of Colonies Maret, has received a disptcn from Marshal Blanco saying: "Have today sent the following telegram to our Minister at Washington: "No need for foreign helps to provide for the wants of this Island or Its inhabitants The gov ernment from its own resources, is endeavoring to provide for the neces sities, the need of which is moreover diminishing daily." LYBROOK THE MAN. District Attorney Holton Says He Will be Appointed Post master at Winston. District Attorney Holton and W. W. Barber came in Saturday from Washington. The latter went on to his home at Wilkesboro. Mr. Holton told the reporter tbat aft.t-rnoon that The Sentinel could say that Col. P. H. Lvbro k would Winston's next Pistmister He adfied that the Colonel has tbe en dorsement of Senator Pritchard and Congressman Lioney and that he appointment would be made about the 21st inst. Mr. Holton spoke eroDhaticallv and the news man is ioclimd to believe that, he regards Col. Lvbrook alreadv i winner, rhe latter went from Wihintfton to Baltimore ENTHUSIASTIC MEETING. Address Issued by State Democratic Executive Committee. Messrs. C. B. Watson and Clement Manly returned from Raleigh De cember 1st They report the meeting of the State Democratic Executive Committee there last week one of the best ever held All but two members were present and everybody was en thusiastic Resolutions, in tbe nature of an address to the people of North Carolina, were adopted. It congratu lates tne party upon the victories won n various states this fall: declares allegiance to the Chicago platform and opposes tbe present State government . lbe rollowine resolution was intro duced by Mr. H. L. Stevens, of Dun lin, and adopted : "lhat all white electors who intend to vote with u? in the next election and who desire the re-establtsbment of Anglo 'axon supremacy and honest government in North Carolina are cordially invited to participate in all of our primaries and conventions " Resolutions of thanks were nassed by a rising vote to Chairman Manly and Secretary Thompson for their faithful and abundant labors for the party in tbe late c impaign, and pledg ing the earnest co-operation of the party In the future work for Demo cratic ascendency. Tbe committee adjourned to meet not later tban March 1st. RURAL. FREE DKL1VERY. Country Folks Will Aid the Mail Car riers By Nailing Up Boxes. Acting Postmaster General Perry S. Heath has Issued tbe following cir cular regarding the rural postal free delivery: The ultimate success of the experi ment of free delivery of mail, which is now being tried by Congress in 50 rural districts of the United States, will depend largely upon the prompt ness with wbicb tbe carriers can make their deliveries to tbe patrons on their routes. This will be greatly facili tated, and tbe chances of tbe perma nency increased, if those desiring to take advantage of rural free delivery will erect suitable boxes by tbe road side In which carriers may deposit mails as they pass and from which they may collect the mails intended for transmission. . Collecting Taxes. Attorney General Wa'.ser recently gave an opinion tbat sheriffs could Dot enforce the provisions of sections 35-36 of tbe new revenue act against tax delinquents until after tbe regu lar time for tbe sheriffs to make levy and sale. Tbe act names September 1st as tbe day wben taxes are due and that Imprisonment is tbe penalty for delinquency. The Supreme Court now says, in the case of tbe State against Jones, from Rockingham, tbat under tbe above named sections it is not tbe legal duty nf the sheriff to make re port of delinquents to the court until after the day of levying and selling bas passed. So tbe court sustains tbe contention of the Attorney General. Stamp Sales Tobacco Shipments. Tbe stamp sales at the Winston office tbls week ran as follows: Monday 14,267 29 Tuesday Wednesday 3,795 93 Thursday 1,918 23 Friday 1,894 77 Saturday. 2,759 40 Total ..... ..... . ...... $14,635 92 Tbe shipments of manufactured to bacco during the week aggregated 243,932 pounds. Secured an Injunction. Lawyer A. M. Stack, of Danburj arrived here last week Wednesday. Thursday he got Judge Starbuck tis sue an Injunction against the Sheriff nf Stokes restraining him from selling some land in tbat county belonging to Mr. W. E. Harris, of Georgia. One of Mr. Harris' creditors secured a judg ment against the land and it was ad vertised to be sold. Mr. Harris was also here. VISITED BY A MARTINSVILLE DELEGATION. The Purpose to Establish a Similar Plant in Virginia Town "Knew of No Finer Object Lesson Than This." Well Pleased. Winston-Saltm's great e'ectric plant Tbe Fries Manufacturing and Power Company now in course of construc tion, was inspected last Thursday by a delegation of nine prominent citizens from Martinsville. They arrived here the evening before on the 9:15 o'clock train and spent the night at the Phoe nix. The party comprises the following city and county otllcials and promi nent professional and business men: J. L. Saunders, County Treasurer; J. Moss Smith, City Treasurer; J. R. Greitory, City Engineer; Dr. Jas. M Smith, Chairman of County Super visors and City Council; J. P. Lewis, Cashier People's Bank; W. II. Gravely and L. S Thomas, Attorneys; C. B. Bryant, Civil Engineer, and E. L. Williamson, another progressive citi zen of that hustling town. This morning t he party was taken in charge by Mr. Fred Bahnson of the Fries Manufacturing and Power Com pany and driven out to tbe power plant on the Yadkin river, 13 miles from the city. Under the direction of Mr Babns m they inspected t he mam moth dams.buildiDRS, machinery, etc., tbere. Also the line of wires being stretched to thiscltv for conveying tbe electric current, and on tbeir re turn to this city the distributing sta tion was the subject or t heir investiga tion. The object of all this scrutiny into the elect rtcal equipment of Winston Salem by these Martinsville gentle men is an intention on their part to operate a similar corporation in that' town. Tney contemplate the har nessing of Smith river at a p:iint about 4i miles from the town. At this point they think they can secure a Wdter power sufficient to produce about 12 000 horse power. In SDeaklDLT of the reasr n for thn selection of t he Wiustoo-Salenj plant as a model for the one proposed in Mart.nsville, a member of the party xplamed to a Sentinel representa tive tbat they knew of no finer object lesson of what masterful brain, money and enterprise could do In tbls direc tion tban tbat afforded by the Fries Manufacturing and Power Company's plant. TOBACCO 3IANUFACTURED. Iu the State During the Year Wages Paid. From advance sheets of the annual report soon to be issued by tbe Com missioner of Labor Statistics, it is learned that the manufacture of chewing tobacco in the Western Dis trict of North Carolina last year amounted to 14 913 567 pounds. In the Eistern District the amount manufactured was 12.015,675 In the Eistern District 33,099.300 packages of cigarettes were turned oat. In the Wrstern District 371 010 pounds of smoking tobacco were niau- uractureg I he cigars manufactured in the Eistern District amounted to 4,029 326 Statistics compiled show that the highest average wajjes paid men in tobacco factories in the State is $1 14 per day; women 57 cents. The lowest average wages paid men is 62 cents, women 38 cents and chil dren 28 cents To tbe question Is the financial con dition of the working people improv ing, 35 counties made a negative reply and 23 reported yes. These replies were obtained largely from farmers and the laboring element. In tbe agricultural division of the report 42 counties are repotted as saying tbat the fertility of the land has been maintained, while 18 say no Thirty-seven counties report that laborers can And employment all tbe year round, while 24 say no. Forty-four counties say the educa tional condition of labor is improving and 15 say no. BANK FAILURE AT 31 ORG ANTON. Unable to Realize on Security the Piedmont Bank Closes. On account of inability to collect to meet withdrawals, the Piedmont Bank at Morgaaton closed its doors Thurs day. Tbe bank had loaned consider able sums on real estate security and on these It was unable to realize fast enougb to supply tbe shrinkage in de posits. The bank has a capital of 120,000 and surplus of 10,000. The officers say that tbe assets are, In their opinion, ample to protect its de positors and other creditors. The de posits amount to about $40,000. Tbe depositors met yesterday and entered suit, asking for a receiver, and re quested tbat Mr. I. 1. Davis be ap pointed receiver. Mr. A A.Sbuford. president, and K C Menzies, cashier, of the First National Bank of Hick ory, were at Morgan ton yesterday and say tbat witbtn ten days they will open a new hank there. Capt. Geo P Ervin 19 president and Mr. S. T. Pearson cashier of the Piedmont Bank, Rev. R. E. Caldwell's Visit to Wilkes. Referring to Rev. Robt E. Cald well's visit to North Wih:esboro last week, tbe Hustler says he was there straightening out the business of tbe Colored Normal and Industrial Insti tute at that place. All tbe debts of tbe school have been canceled. Mr. J. M. Rogers, of this city, is treasurer of the executive committee. During this month collections will be taken up in every Presbyterian church in the State for tbe purpose of giving aid to this institution and advancing its work. Mr. W. H. Marler to Retire. By mutual agreement, Mr. W. H. Marler will retire from the wellknown Arm of Gilmer, Marler & Co., on Jan uary 1st next. He has been associated with the firm for 18 years. Mr. Mar ler tells The Sentinel that he ex pects to engage In business here, but his plans are not yet ready for an nouncement. He has a host of friends who will join The Sentinel in wish ing him success in whatever business he may engage. The style of the old firm will be Gjlmer Bros. The Entire Morning Consumed in the Selection of a Jury Names of Ju rorsGreen .Scales the First Witness His .Evidence. The trial of Bill Day, colored, for the murder of Laura Ellis, near Belo's pond, September 15th, was called at 11 o'clock Friday. The first work was the selection nf a jury and it was after 1 o'clock when tne last one was chosen. Not ones was selected from the regular petit jury list. The names of tbe fifty special venire were placed In a hat and. .were drawn out, one at a time, by Master rninip nerner, son of Mr. Henrv Ker ner. A number of names drawn were uujeciea 10 oy tne counsel for the de ieii(jrir.- nnnm nan A-nrsoUA opinion that Day was guilty, some uauctircu ou me jury auring tfe OaSt tWO Venra Snri nna man ...A Xne lurv is enmrnspfl rf t.Vio fnlU, lng : Y W Young, C F Davis, W II W 4 1 1 . r. TLM n T w v - . I uanow, a. n, oiaes ana w A liege. It is tlinnirhr. if. Will rOAIlIra all dnn a r-k ct: -i I tomorrow, if oot longer to finish t lie v,o3c. uicip. uicua x aiamy repre veil is assisting Solicitor Mott in the Drosecution. The State haa ohnnf.alnVif n,itnn... UUU LUCV III r& V lllll. Mil TA Tlir r r oucalim. uiccu oud en is r.nR ninar. im uf Q r t i! portant witness. He was an eye-witness to the killing. A man named I ,1 m p r waa alan nao, tha Vi. . , ... l. - ' " UUC UUU3C w iieu Day struck the Ellis woman. Fannie Brown, Thad Fries, Mallssle Wilson are the names of some of the other witnesses. i ne counsel ror the de fendant did not know today how many witnesses they would put on the stand, nor when the trial would be concluded. scales' evidence. Court resumed at 2:45 that after noon The room was filled withspecta tors.Green Scales was tbe first witness. He said he saw Day kick Laura Ellis because she would not give him money. He threw two rocks at her, the flrtt one striking her dress and the lai-t one barely missing her bead. Green was looking tbrough the win dow of the woman's house and saw Bill knock her across the bed. Day picked her up and the two fell on tbe floor. He got up, picked up a dipper of water and tried to wash the blood off the dead woman's face. In a few minutes Day left the bouse. VERDICT OF MANSLAUGHTER. At 4:45 that afternoon after hear ing the evidence of the third witness, Dr. Bynum, Solicitor Mott stated to the Judge that he was willing to accept the proposition of the defence to accept a verdict of manslaughter instead of murder in the first degree for which he was on trial. Judge Starbuck allowed the com promise. SENTENCED. Bill Day gets seven years in tbe penitentiary for killing Laura Ellis. He was sentenced Saturday morning. Bili appears to be very well satisfied witb the verdict of manslaughter. He donned his best suit of clothes be foregoing to the court-house to hear bis sentence. WORK B E FO K e"cO GUESS. Dlngley Makes a Forecast of What Will Probably Be Done. Lewiston, Me , Dec. 2. Congress man Nelson Dingley gave out an in terview here today before leaving for Washington, in which he discussed the topics liKely to come up in Con gress, and the probable disposition of them. Mr. Dlngley said he did not look for any currency legislation, because of the free silver majority In the Senate. He looks for an early consideration of the voluntary bankruptcy bill.pass ed by the Senate during the extra ses sion, and thinks tbe House will prob ably pass a substitute on tbe lines of tbe Torrey bill. "Immigration legislation," said Mr. Dingley, "is likely to be consum mated. Some legislation may be re quired tc strengthen tbe bands of the Interstate Commerce Commission, whose power for good bas been largely taken away by the decisions of the courts. Preliminary cen sus legislation is necessary. Un doubtedly the effort to secure the admission of Arizona and New Mexico as States will be renewed. Some better form of government must be given to Alaska, and the Post master General will urge his postal savings system. "Unless tbose who have canvassed the Senate are much mistaken, tbe Hawaiian annexation treaty will either be promptly ratiHed by tbe Sen ate or an annexrtion revolution passed and Hawaii brought into the Union as a Territory. "Speaking for myself, I think that sound policy and the best question of our attitude toward tbe island and Spain be left with tbe President, who bas already done much for tbe Cuban cause." Mr. Dlngley expressed the opinion tbat the session would not last later tban June. A Fine Average. Winston sold 1,095,614 pounds of leaf tobacco during tbe month of November for tl49,613 93. This is an average of $7 50 per hundred pounds. This report Is famished The Senti nel by President M. D. Bailey, of the Tobacco Board of Trade. How's This ! Ve offer One Hundred Dollars reward for any case of Catarrh that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, O. We, the undersigned, have known F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe him perfectly honorable in all business transactions and financially able to casry out any obligations made by their firm. Wkt & Tbdax, Wholesale Druggists, To ledo, O. Waidwb, Kinah fc Mabviw, Wholsale Druggists, Toledo, O. Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally, acting directly npon the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Testimonials sent free. Price 25c, per bottle. Sold by all drug ami POWDER Absolutely Pure ROVAl &AKINQ POWDiH CO., NtW YORK. GREAT SPREAD LAST WEEK. A Candidate for Postmaster the nost of the Occasion. By Grapevine to The Sentinel. And it came to pass In the days of Phillip, the Aspirant, that one Peter, whose surname was Ormsby, took it into bis heart to make merry and to lay a great spread. He accordingly summoned from his pastures on the Yadkin, a stream lying west of the city some furlongs, one Charley, who was by profession an adjuster of the spider-leg, and also to call from his cloister one Aleck, a scribe of the strictest sect, from the balls of K.lng j-sauiei. aua arter an tnings were made ready tke faithful from the by wavs and hpriipH wptp oat VioroH the palace of the Centurion Peter.and they began to make merry. As tbe eening waned they began to cast lots for the nluude.r of one nnn mhn.. surname was McKlnley, which said McKlnley they had aforetime stabbed and Ill-used And when the lots had all been cast Phillip tbe Great was 11 nan I monsl v nriicl a In inrl thn ihif,,i beneficiary of the Winston Postofflce as a reward for bis honest endeavors to defeat the said MrUinloir nnH the Ruler was with equal emphasis auu iuf line reasons oeciarea tne rlgnt ful occupant for the Salem Postofflce. But earlv In thn morntner uhon thu had all come to themselves, It was deemed expedient that trumpeters should be engaged to proclaim on the streets and from t.ho hmmo tina great love and esteem for the people aod their loyalty for McKlnley, so ac cordingly Aleck the scribe was seated upon the fast-llying chariot and dent yvilu an ii a lp. oacK to tne illng with the joyfull tidings, and many runners Were feent to and tro t.hrnnirh tYio nlm proclaiming the special revelations made manifest at the feast and the action taken by those in authority over us. Yet. while all t.hia apeno was halnrr enacted, a certain sect who had stea- asLiy espousea ine causeor McKlnley were leathered toirpt hrr on t hu st nut . " ' " nviv.V corners, taking counsel among them selves as to tne rooiisnness and vain glory of all this ado about notblng.and they all with one accord straightway made complaint to His Excellency, the disposer of all these gifts, how all this sedition had so blatantly taken SUdden rooMn thU nart. nf hlii ronlm and when these things fell on the ears of thefeasters they fell on each others necKS in great tumult and wept bitter tears of anguish for the calamity Which awaited l.hpm t. the harirli nf the enraged Chief Magistrate. Ana tne dark horses all neighed With a neculiar Hiisniflrannp na t.hov sniffed the battle from afar. CONVICTS IIAVK FUN. Go 'Coon Hunting It Is Said A Hum orous Fugitive. At tbe Halifax State farm tbe su perintendent, it is said, allows tbe convicts to go 'coon and 'possum bunt ing, contrary to all precedent and to the rules and regulations of the insti tution. A white convict, who proves to be somewhat of a humorist, escaped from the Northampton farm, taking one of its best horses. At Jackson be bitched the horse to a tree and at tached a notice to tbe bridle, saying, "Please return this horse to North ampton State farm." He also pinned a note to tbe saddle, addressed to tbe superintendent, which read, "I would be glad to return, but important busi ness calls me elsewhere." Four Candidates Examined. A civil service examination for the positions of clerk and carrier was held in the Winston postofflce building at 9 o'clock Saturday. The Board of Examiners was composed of Messrs. J R Walker, John Pratt and A B Guyton. Messrs C J Lambe, Con stable E A Tucker, Walter Shore and Miss Myrtle Stype were tbe applicants examined. It was after 12 o'clock when the examination was concluded. The papers will be forwarded to Washington. It will be some time before tbe candidates hear whether or not they passed. Captured a Keg. T. H. Vanderford, of Salisbury, E. E. Hunt, of Mocksville, C. Mebane aod Jas. S. Smith, of Greensboro, wbo arrived here Thursday, went out in the country on a "still" hunt for blockaders. They returned to the city about 6 o'clock with a small keg of "moonshine" liquor. Tbe officers spent the night here and left Friday in search of other violators of Uncle Sam's law. "As if a brick were lyini in my stomach" is the description by a dyspeptic of his feel ing after eating. This is one of the commonest symptoms of indigestion. If you have it, tuke Shaker Digestive Cordial. Not only this symptom, but all the symp toms of indigestion are cured by Shaker Di gestive Cordial. So many medicines to cure this one dis order. Only one tbat can be called sveo- w ful, because only one that acts in a simple, natural, and yet scientific way. Shaker Di gestive Cordial. Purely vegetable, and containing no dan gerous ingredients, Shaker Digestive Cor dial tones up, strengthens and les tores to health all the digestive organs. At druggists, price 10 cents to 11.00 per bottle.