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X I. WHIT1KEK, Jr., Editor and Hanger
Vol, XLII. No. its.
Price 5 cents
$ An Independent Family ($
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With Hood's Sarsapa-
rilla," Sales Talk," and
show that this medi
cine has enjoyed public confidence and
patronage to a greater extent than accord
ed any other proprietary medicine. This
is Bimply because it possesses greater
merit and produces greater cures than
any other. It is not what we say, but
what Hood's Cji'sapi-rilla doc, that tclla
the story. Ail advertisements of Hood's
Sarsaparilla, like Hood's Sarsaparilla it
self, are honest. We have never deceived
the public, and this with its superlative
medicinal merit, is why the people have
abiding confidence in it, and buy
Almost to the exclusion of all others. Try It
Prepared only by C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.
.-,., are the only pills to take
MOOU S PlllS with Hood's Sarsaparilla.
Southern Railway
Condensed Schedule
IN EFFECT DEC. 27th. 198
Dally connections at Gr -ensboro for all
points North, South and east of Greensboro
At Salisbury for all points in Western North
' arolina, Knoiville, Term., Cincinnati aid
Western points. At Charlotte for Spartanburg,
Greenville, Athens, Atlarta and all points
Trains Lsavs Winstcn-Salem
6.20 k M DAILY
Connects at Durham for Oxford and C'larks
ville: at Selma for Fayetteville and- interme
diate stations on the W ilson A Fayettevilk
Short Cut. and tor Wilson acd Rocky Mount,
t uoldsboro for Newbern anu Morehead City
daily except Sunday. For Wilmington and
intermediate stations on the Wilmington A
Weldon Railroad daily.
5.10 P M DAILY
Connects at Greensboro with the Washington
and Southwestern Vestibuled (LitD'lei,) nd
the New York and Florida Short Line (limited)
fain for all points South and with main line
train No. 12 for Danville and Richmond and all
ntermedlate local stations for Norfolk, Tar
bo o. Reeky Mount, Raleigh and points
east of Greensboro, and with main line
train No. 35 fast mail for Charlotte. Spartan
burg, Greenville, Atlanta and all points South.
"lso Columbia, Augusta, Charloote, Savannah.
Jacksonville and all points in Florida, Sleep-
ng car for Atlanta and Jacksonville and a!
;harlotte with Sleeping car for Augusta and
10.30 A M DAILY
(Except Sunday)
Connects at Greensboro for all ro'cts Nortl
a-s Raleigh and Goldsboro
Trains Arrivs atWinstcn-Sakrc.
Prom New York, Washington, Richmond
Lynchburg, Danville and Raleigh.
1:30 P. M. DAILY.
(Except Sunday)
From Atlanta, Charlotte, and all points
South, Vilisi)ro Raleleh. and Intermediate
p jintf , Chattanooga and Ashev.l'.e.
8:50 P. M. DAILY.
From New York. Washington and Danville
all points North Kaleit'h and Godsboro
Mvm Winston-Salem and Wilkesboro.
Passenger train No. 5 leaves Winston-Salem
10 a. m. daily except Sunday, arrives atWllkes
boro 1:15 pm. Mixed train No 57 leaves Winston-Salem
140 p m Mondays Wednesdays and
Fridays, arrives at Wilkssboro 7:50 p m.
Passenger train No 10 leaves Wilkesboro
2.30 p m, arrives at Winston-Salem at 5 15 p nv
Mixed train No. 56 leaves Wilkesboro 8am
TuecJays Thursdays and Saturdays, arrives a
Winston-Salem 3:46 p m.
Between linston-Salem and MocMle
Train No 65 leaves Winston-Salem 6:30 p w
arrives Mocksville 7:50 p m. Train No 6s
leaves Mocksville 8am arrives Winston-Sale a
4:35 am.
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
Ticket Agent.
"T Schedule in Effect
Deo. 5th. 1897.
ton-Salem 8 30 a m. faily except Sunday.
Arrive Roanoke 1.20 p. m.
7:50 a m. (mixed) dally except Sunday, foi
Roanoke and intermediate points
Arrive Roanoke 6:40 p.m.
Leave Roanoke 7:3) a. m. (mixed) dally except
Sunday. Arrive Winston-Salem 6:45 p.m.
Leave Roanoke 4.85 p. m. dally except Sunday.
Arrive W inston-Salem 9:15 p. m.
140 a. m. (Vestibuled Limited) for Bristol and
intermediate points, and Knoxvllle and
Chattanooga, all points South and W-st
ruunum sleepers hi jnempnus uu
4:15 p. m. for Bluefield, Pocahontas, Kenova
Columbus andChicago and all points west.
- Pullman Sleepers from Roanoke to Col
umbus, also for Radford. Bristol. Knox
vllle, Chattanooga and . Intermediate
1:55 p. m. for Petersburg, Richmond and Nor
1.E0 p. m. for Washington, Hagerstown, Phlla-
aeipniaana new ion.
11:35 n. m. for Richmond and Norfolk. Pull
man Sleeper Roanoke o Norfolk and
Lynchburg to Richmond.
11:80 n. m. ( Vestibuled Limited) for Haeers
town, Washington r nd New York. Pull
man Sleepers to Vi asbington, Philadel
phia and New York via Shenandoah
Junction and B. and O. Railroad.
DURHAM DIVISION Leave Lynchburg dally
except Sunday, 4:00 p. m. (union sta
tion) for Durham and all Intermediate
Leave Durham daily except Sunday, at 7:00 a.
m. for Lynchburg and intermediate
For ail additional Information apply at ticke
office, or to u. t'. ukaw,
W. B. BEVILL, Trav. Pass, Agent.
Gen. Pass Agent. Roanoke. v.
G. P. IVIoorc.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Office S. Vi. Corner 3rd and
Liberty Sta, Winaton, N. C.
"Will practice In all State Courts and in the
Federal Court. All business will receive
prompt and carefull attention.
Attorney at Law,
Winston, N. C.
?YtM 1 7 Main flfwaa PwpHffl in all
VUiUV XM AM AM. J WWVbM -a. w- m, mm ... .
State and Federal Courts. Money to loan
- H , BOHCE.
I wast everr man and woman In the United
States interested in th? Oyinm and Whisky
csoica to nave one or my doom on inese ota
eases. Address B. M. WooHey, Atlantfa, Gsu.
tx vf t, ana one wiu ue sent moo. ire.
Struck by a. freight Car on the
Trestle Over Fifth Street Near
Ballr Bro. Factorj a l ew
Si " ' o'clock.
Will Linasay, a colored man, aged
about 19 years, met with a horrible
death a few minutes after 12 o'clock
last week Wednesday.
He was killed on the Email trestle
across Fifth street, Dear Bailey Bros.'
factory, by a box car.
Parties who witnessed the accident
say that Liadsay had just left the
factory of Bailey Bros, and was walk
ing across the trestle, goiDg to his
home near Belo's pond after his din
ner. When about ten feet from the
North end of the trestle the shifting
engine, with two box cars, comiog in
from the fertilizsr factory, met him.
Engineer Hooper says the cars were
in front of the engine, therefore he
nor his fireman were able to see the
colored mao, The brakesman, Andy
Harris, who was on top of one car,
saw Lindsay and he gave the engineer
a signal to stop, but it was too late to
save Lindsay's life.
Parties who saw the train coming
called to Lindsay but he paid no at
tention to their words of warning.
He was not run over, but was caught
and dragged for several feet, until the
train stopped. He was dead when
found. His left thigh was crushed,
arm broken, face scarred, besides
other bruises about his body.
Fngineer Hooper claims he was not
unnicg over six miles an hour. Others
say he was going much faster. The
ngiueer -says also that the train did
not run over the length of two box
cars and the engine after Lindsay was
Soon after the accident the dead
man was placed on a box car door and
carried to the freight depot and
placed under the shed, where bun
reds of colored people and a number
f.whites viewed the body. Owinglo
the fact that several people witnessed
the accident it was decided not to
hold a post mortem examination.
Sheriff Kapp instructed Long, the
colored uadertaker, to take charge of
the remains and prepare them for
burial, which he did. Lindsay came
to Winston about 6 years ago from
This accident should Drove a warn
ing to the large number of people who
are in the habit of walking on the
railroad tracks and trestles.
If Your Name Is on the List, Call on
the Postmaster.
The following is a list of dead let
ters remaining in the post office at
Winston, N. C, April 9th, 1898 :
Mrs Celia Allen, A G Ayers, Mrs
Francis Bynum, JSC Carpenter, W
Chaflo, Geo Cobbs, Allen Davis,
Robert Foust, Gillam & Co, Miss
Susan Hoders. Miss Lillie Hauser,
Leonard Jones, S B Kenny, David
Leak, - Mrs Sam Leslie, Miss Sarah
Lineback, Miss Bartley Docous, Miss
Daisy McKnight, George P McBattle,
re McOliver, Miss HJIla Morgan, Lu-
indy Montgomery, Mrs Martha Seal,
ti JNelson, Mrs Coin Newton, Wil
liam Patterson, Mrs Amanda Petty,
Columbus Pitts, W J Poythrews, Bert
Wright, K U Roberts, J ti Robinson 3,
Mrs Cbristene Shouse, Miss Lelie Sey
more, Catherine Sparker.Cedly Smith,
Miss Annie r bmith, A w btockton,
Mrs Rosa Suit, Mrs Eiizi Stephenson,
A btith, Mrs Mollle Thompson, Mrs
Emma Tilley, G VTilley, Mrs Dorcas
Wall, Mrs Matilda Williams, Mrs Will
When calling for the above letters
please 6ay thev were advertised.
P. 11. LYBBOOK, if. M.
List of letters remaining unclaimed
n postoffice at Salem, N. C, at elose
of business Saturday, April 9th, 1E98:
W L Brown, Miss Ida Clark, Miss
Bettie Crews, Charley Davis, MisB
Minnie Holder, R B Hanes, Emetine
Long, Mrs A M Parker, Henry Sparks,
John Shouse.
Parties calling for these letters will
please say they were advertised.
W. iT. URMSBY, P. M.
It is economy to profit by the experience
of others. Thousands have been cured by
Hood' 8 Sarsaparilla, why not yon.
Cut His Wife's Throat and Stabbed
Her In the Side.
Isaac Wade, who killed his wife a
few days ago in Floyd county, Va., has
been captured. He was traced to this
State and tbe"h back into Patrick and
was arrested. The prisoner was taken
back to the scene of his crime, and in
a preliminary trial before a justice of
the peace was sent to the grand jury
tie was lodged in lati at a ioya court
house. He con fesed the crime, which
is one of the most horrifying ever com
mitted 1o the mountains of Virginia.
Wade says he and his wife were build
ing a fence when they quarreled. She
started to leave him, when he took
out his pocket knife and cut her
throat and stabbed her in the side.
The murderer is sixty-seven years old
and has eight children living. He says
he knows be will get a long term in
the penitentiary for bis crime.
Decree in N. C. Railroad Suit.
,The- United States Court. bas en
tered a final decree, confirming the
99-years lease of the -North Carolina
Railroad to the Southern Railway
Company. This is the lease which
Governor Russell endeavored to annul.
There will be no appeal from the de
cision, and the salt is now ended.
Thousand suffer from Catarrh or cold in
head and have never tried the- popular
remedy. There is no longer any excuse, as
a 10 cent trial size of Ely's Cream Balm can
be had of your druggist or we mail it for 10
cents. i
ELY BROS , 66 "Wairen St, N. Y. City.
A friend advised me to try Ely's Cream
Balm and after using it six weeks I believe
myself cured of catarrh. It is a most val
uable remedy. Josiph Stkwaht, 624 Grand
Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Spaniards Placed Torpedoes In the
Harbor Weyler's Letter Led Hlra
to Believe Mines Were Placed
Before Maine ; Disaster.
,. WashinoJon. --ipril 14 The testi
mony of General Lee before the Sen
ate Committee on Foreign Relations
was made public today. It constitut
ed a book of six hundred and fifty
pages. It includes not only the testi
mony taken. since the Maihe disaster,
but much taken before and running
back a year or more. The statement
w bich contains the greatest, current
interest is that of Lee. on 12th, when
he said he was informfd by very good
authority that the Spaniards had
placed two rows of torpedoes just at
the mouth of Havana harbor within
the past two months, subsequent to
the Maine disaster, and that the
switchboard is in a room at Morro
Castle. He had no information of
placing torpedoes before the Maine
was destroyed or regarding the pur
chase abroad by Spain of torpedoes.
He had no reason to suppose the
harbor was mined at all before the
Maine disaster, but the Weyler letter
led him to believe that mines were
placed previous to the Maine incident.
Chattakooga, April 14. The
Twenty-Fifth Infantry arrived today
and will go into camp at Chicamauga
this afternoon. This is the first regi
ment of the army force which will
occupy the historic battle field.
New Rochelle, N. Y., April 14.
New guns arrived at Fort Slocumb to
day to be added to the strategic point.
Sab marine mines are being placed in
the sound.
to'buy more boats.
New YoRK.April 14. Negotiations
are pending today to purchase the
New York and Paris of the American
Later. Secretary Long contracted
for the St. Paul, St. Louis, New York
and Paris, of the American line, to be
returned after the war and the owners
to be be paid for damage sustained.
Washington, April 14. Key West
and not Chicamauga is to be the
rendezvous for troops. The change
was made in a twinkling.
Washington, April 14. The trans
portation Department has just order
ed the purchase of a thousand mules.
Washington, April 14. The Fern
and Mangrove have been ordered to
Norfolk to get supplies for the cruis
ers at Key West.
To;the Mineral Strip In the Blackfoot
Blackfoot, Mont., April 14
There was a boomer rush to secure
the mineral strip in the Blackfoot
reservation early this morning. At
6 o'clock the signal to start was
given. A company of United States
cavalry that had been holding the
seekers alter riches in check gave
way. As snow was six feet deep on
the mountain, the boomers aban
doned their horses to perish and
proceeded in snow shoes.
Prof. Claxton to Deliver the Address.
Class Day'ExercIses.
The commencement exercises of the
Winston City Schools will be held in
the Y. M. C. A. hall on Thursday
evening, . May 19 th. The annual
address will be delivered by Prof. P.
P. Claxton, of th chair of Pedagogy
at the State Normal College, Greens
boro. Mr. J. P. Caldwell, editor of
the Charlotte Observer, is expected
to be present.
The Class Day exercises will be
held either on Wednesday or Thurs
day morning in the Went Eud Graded
School chapel. At this time the class
oration, prophecy, poem and history
will be read.
- Final examination of the seniors
will begin on May 16th.
Chairman J. C. Buxton, of the
School Board, will deliver a lecture
to the graduating class next week on
the subject of "Civil Government."
Several handsome and valuable
books will be added to the library in
a few days.
Postal Cleric Flrey and His Lawyer
Stop Here.
Postal Clerk Firey, who was acquit
ted in the Federal Court at Greensboro
last week Tuesday, came up to Win
stoo that night and left the next
morniDg. He was accompanied by
his lawyer, Col. J. Hampton Hoge,
Mr. Firey told a sentinel man
that he was confident of be
ing reinstated to his run between
Wlcston and Roanoke. Col. Hoge ex
pressed the same view, adding that
Judge Purnell and several lawyers had
vo.untarily offered to write strong
letters to the authorities asking for
Mr. Flrev's reinstatement.
The speech of Col. Hoge's is highly
complimented by those who beard it
He SDoke for an hour and twenty min
utea and he fairly roasted the parties
who were responsible for the arrest
and prosecution of his client..
Awaiting Dr. Broughton's Reply-
It Is reported that, in a speech at
Atlanta,. Rev. L. G. Broughton made
tbe plain assertion that .the fight the
North Carolina Baptist, made against
State aid to the university ana other
high educational institutions has
greatly injured the demonlnation.
Some Baptists decline to believe bis
remarks were as reported and Editor
Bailey, of the Biblical Recorder, who
has written to Dr. Broughton, says he
Is waiting for a denial. In Georgia, It
seems, an anti-State aid crusade was
or is about to be commenced by the
That is the way U druggists sell GROVE'S
Fever and all forms of Malaria. It is simply
Iron and Quinine in a tasteless form. Children
love it. Adults prefer it to bitter, nauseating
Toulos. Price, Wo.
Secretary Day Does Not Believe This
Country Will Entertain any Over
tures From Powers Looking to
a Change of ProgranK le.
Washington, Apr.U. 15 The Am
bassadors, after another meeting with
Archbishop Ireland, held a meeting
this morning and it is said will send
an emphatic note to President Mc-
Kinley to save Spain.
Rome, April 15. Pope Leo
says he
the lat-
understands the Powers of
will intervene between the
States and Spain, in favor of
ter. He adds that according to in
formation gathered in well informed
quarters, the intervention wul take
the rorm or a naval demonstration, in
which all the Powers will participate.
London, April 15 A Madrid des
patch this afternoon says the notu of
the Powers will review the whole
Cuban question, pointing -out that all
the troubles witn me unitea states
arise through the clamor or sugar
manufacturers, who. it is claimed,
formed and organized the entire re
volt, and that attention will be re
called to the alleged unmolested
American flllibusterings; and it will
be asserted that the chief insurgent
leaders are nob Cubans, but adventur
ers, whose sole purpose is plunder aLd
Washington, April 15 It is the
concensus of opinioa among officials at
he State Department that if the
Powers present a note after the Sen
ate casses the resolution under con
sideration the government will firmly
decline to accept any suggestion.
Judge Day says he does not believe
this country will entertain any over
tures from the Powers seeking to
change the programme arranged.
The efforts to induce renewed action
by the Powers is not regarded serious
ly by Senators, who do not believe any
complete coalition can be secured in
any very radical protest agaiast the
course of the United States.
One Thousand Dollars Worth of Jew
elry Stolen In Charlotte.
A bold burglary was committed in
Charlotte at Tuesday evening, April
12. While Mr. John W. Milter and
family were out calling some one en
tered their house, on the main street
of the city, and carried away over one
thousand dollars' worth of jewelry,
consisting of a crown-shaped breastpin
of eighteen stones, one being gone;
five soltaire rings, weighing a half to
two carats; one cluster ring, with
"Walter to Ida," engraved inside: one
set ring, with two large pearls silver
ladles, spoons and forks' most of
which are marked ,M," one "lt7J and
1898," and a large silver bowl, gold
lined. There seems to be a gang doing
Charlotte and Richmond together.
The officer killed in Richmond Sunday
night pulled from the burglar who did
the shooting a coat stolen from a firm
in Charlotte last week.
Three Old Citizens Want to Shoulder
Arms Against Spain.
Mr. Edward Spach, of the black
smith firm of Spach & Cranford, was
76 years old April 14 He was out early
in the morniDg makiDg inquiry for the
latest war news. He remarked that
notwithstanding his age he stood
ready to shoulder arms and go fight
the Spaniards. Mr. Sam Mickey, an
other patriotic citizen, who went
through the civil war. being a member
of the old Salem or Vance band, en
dorsed Mr. Spach's statement by
saying he was ready to go too.
Gottlieb Brendle, another balem
man, who is some 60 years old, says he
is anxious to join the army and stands
ready to answer the first, call. He
served in the late war for 18 months
Called to Newbern.
Rev. Higbt U. Moore, a former pas
tor of Broad Street Baptist church.
bas accepted a call to the pastorate of
Middle Street baptist church at JNew
bern. to succeed Rev S J. Porter.
Mr. Moore's fourth year at Monroe
will end in June, at which time he
expects to resign to go to Newbern
The Biblical Recorder truly sajs: "He
is one of our most promising younger
men. and any section in which be
locates is fortunate. In the Atlantic
where he started as a regular pastor
(at Morehead City) he is well known;
and his itfluence will count for much
in the upward trend of the Baptist
cause in all that rapidly developing
War Spirit at Clemmonsville.
A Clemmonsville citizen writes The
Sentinel that t he war spirit is on in
that section. A mammoth gun, drawn
by six mules, passed through Clem
monsville a few day ago and it was
bupposed to be going to some of the
fortifications on the Yadkin river.
The advisability of making some ar
rangements for the defence of the
Forsyth village is being. discussed, the
"burg" being somewhat conspicuously
located on Muddy Creek.
"' m i mm
A Compromise.
It will be remembered that Mr.
Phillips, father of Mrs. Neal Hall,
willed the. Western JN. u. M. ti. con
ference 91,000 and the Winston-Salem
Y. M. C. A. $100. Mr. Phillips' ;heirs
brought suit to break the will and It
was learned April 14 that the matter
has been compromised by the pay
ment of 50 per cent, of the amounts
left to the conference and Associa
tion. - ' ' . , : . . -
Will Get $20,000.
The Supreme Court confirms the de
cision of the Superior Court in the
award ef $20,000 to C. H. Norton, ' of
Durham, who was nearly killed by the
Southern railroad last year. He is
new in Baltimore under treatment for
blindness resulting from the accident.
Arranging for the Transportation of
Troops Vaval Militia Ordered to
be In Readiness Squadron Re
turns Commander Weyler.
Washington, April 15. Secretary
Alger issued an order this morniniz di
recting Col. Kimball, Chief of the Q lar
termaster Department for the East to
arrange services for transportation, to
be used ia conveying troops to Cuba.
The order is an emergency one. The
Quartermaster is directed to use every
endeavor to let contracts immediately.
Washington, April 15. Orders
have been issued by the Navy Depart
ment that the Naval multii. of New
York, Massachusetts, Maryland, Mish
igan and New Jersey hold'titself in
readiness to man the auxiliary cruis
ers recently purchased, the Prairie,
Yankee, Dixie, Yosemite aLd Vene
zuela. Ail will not go until hostilities
Washington, April 15 Captain
Furman of the steamship Chicka
hominy reports having passed the
Flying Squadron thirty miles off the
Capes, gomg through squadron ma-
neuvres ana gua practice. It is stated
on excellent authority that the Squad
ron will return to Old Point Comfort,
this afternoon.
Newport News, Va , April 15
The Flying Squadron has reiurntd. -
Philadelphia, April 15 The
Monitor Naptha left for New York
this morning.
Washington, April 15. It is ru
mored that Weyler has been appointed
Commander-in Chief Zotl Ihe Spanish
Boston, April 15 Massachusetts
appropriated Ave hundred thousand
dollars for war purposes this after-
The Carnival Given by the Faculty
and Pupils of Slater Academy.
Fortunate, indeed, were those who
were privileged to attend the most ex
cellent and meritorious entertainment
given at the courthouse last week
Wednesday night by the Slater Iniut-
trial School.
The exercises were opened with an
earnest prayer by Rev. A. McLees, of
the Tabernacle church, after .which
Prof. S. G. Atkins, whohad charge of
arrangements, announced the num
bers on the programme as it appeared
in The Sentinel of April 12Ui, and
each and every number was most care
fully and acceptably rendered.
The wife of Pro'. AtKlns deserves
special mention in the selection en
titled "The Painter or bevme." tier
perfect personation of.each character
was very pleasing and striking and
her whole demeanor and delivery gave
abundant evidence of great .care and
successful training in this branch of
Judging from what was presented
to the very attractive and quite large
audience the observer could readily
see that the Academy is doing most
thorough and excellent work for the
education and proper training for the
colored youth of this community and
our people should feel proud that such
a school is in successful operation in
our midst. Lor g may it live and con
tinue in its useful career.
As an inducement for the friends of
the institution to make special efforts
to sell tickets to the carnival and con
cert, a number of useful prizes had
been offered to the successful contes
tants. Fjur received these prizes last
night for having sola the largest num
ber in the two classes. The first
prize was the deed to a lot on Colum
bia Heights; the second, a bicycle;
third, a gold watch, and fourth, a
cooking stove. Public announcement
of the successful contestants was
made and some of the prizes were
awarded at the close of the exercises.
The names of the prize-winners are as
follows: 1st, W.C. Haizlip; 2nd, Rev.
W. W. Pope ; 3rd, Robert Bitting; 4tb,
J. T. Grant.
Ia closing the exercises Prof. At
kins spoke somewhat of the work be
ing done by the institution, of their
efforts for this carnival and concert,
taking occasion to most sincerely
thank all of the citizens, both white
and colored, who bad in any way as
sisted in the work in which they were
engaged, the Press of the city being
especially remembered for their kind
expressions so freely given, the Board
of County Commissioners for the use
of the courtroom, the citizens who
had donated the prizes, to the audience
present, ana every one who bad in any
wt y assisted in mauing the carnival
and concert a perfect success in every
way. He further stated that the sev
eral recent entertainments given thU
week would net the institution about
Thus closed a delightful entertain
ment most thoroughly enjoyed by all
who wore fortunate enough to be
Over a Million Increase.
State Auditor Ayer has issued his
report. He gives the aggregate value
of property at 259,011,508. This is
over a million increase. There is
big increase In the value of railroad
property. The Secretary of State has
received $30,709 more than ever be
fore. Circuses have given an increase
of $1,360 to tne state.
Dangerous Business.
The State Superintendent of Public
Instruction learnetaat certalfPpublic
school officials have been o tiering their
services as agents to handle school
supolies. etc. This Is dangerous bust
ness for a school otHcer.asita is misde
meanor. punishable by removal from
office, fine and imprisonment.
. . . Meat Thieves.
A note from Daisy, this county.says
that thieves broke the lock and. wept
in the emoke house of Mrs. Nancy
Stewart.Sunday night, April 10, and
stole three bams, one shoulder and
one side of meat. There is no clue
to the guilty parties.
Indignantly Denies Responsibility for
the Maine Disaster Says United .
States Inspired Insurgents and
Displayed Bad Kaith.
Washington, April 15 A note
from Spain was presented thia after
noon. It indignantly denies that
Spanish officers are responsible for
the Maine destruction. Sntfiista
says: "The in'aninus calamity
merits the reprobation of the world.
All the nations and many Americans
know the true cause of the disaster.
For the American people to base a
plea for intervention upon a heart
less calamity of this character is
asrainst, reason and justice. It is im
possible for us to protest informally
against the imputation." The note
says the Uaited States consents to
Cuban rebel agents and when auton
omy was promised in the Island the
American squadron went to Cuba
and inspired the insurgents to hold
out; all the contentions are sup
ported by documentary evidence
which the Spanish ministry asserts
and completely proves that bad faith
has been displayed by the Uaited
States. The note concludes by de
claring that hK "ing exhausted very
means tor raaiutainintr pence, Spain
is reluctantly compelled to prepare
or war and to tight for the main
tenauee of her rights and honor.
Preliminary Arrangements for Memo
rial Day Celebration.
Pursuant to the call, about forty
members of Noifleet Camp, U. C. V ,
met at the Armory last week Thurs
day night to make arrangements for
memorial day celebration on Msy
Owing to the absence of Comman
der T. J. Brown, Dr. H T. Ratios ,n
was called to the chair. Mai. J. G
Young was chosen Secretary.
Ihe following committee was ap
pointed to act with the Daughters of
the Confederacy in formulating tl.e
necessary plans for the celebration:
Messrs H. E Mclver, Alex R'ghts,
John Wlmmer, George Morns and
Dr J A. Blum.
It was announced that the conutnit
ee of young ladies, appointed to col
lect money with which to buy marble
slabs to be placed upon the graves of
the soldiers wbo fought for the
South, bad succeeded in raising a fund
sufficient to secure the slabs and that
hey would be placed on the graves by
May 10th.
The design drawn by Dr. Blum for
the tomb stones is very pretty. In
addition to the name and number of
regiment, a Confederate flag will be
cut on each slab
It was also announced that Mai
R. E Wilson, a brave soldier who
wore the gray, bad bad a large num
ber of large and small Confederate
buttons made just like those worn
during the late war. They will be
sold to Confederate veterans through
out the South and the proceeds will
be given to either Noifleet Camp or
the Lades' Memorial Association. It
is the purpose of the camp to raise a
fund for the erection of a handsome
monument to the Confederate soldiers
who sleep in the Salem cemetery.
The Norneet camp will have an
other meeting on the morning of May
10th to decide how many members
wish to attend the reunion of North
Carolina Confederate Veterans at
Charlotte on May 20t,b.
Mr. Hampton Thinks Jackson was Ad
mitted to the Bar at Rockford.
Mr. II C. Hampton, of Copeland,
who spent Tuesday night of
last week in the cit.r,
is quite an Interesting personage. He
is a bachelor, was a warm .ersonal
friend qf the la'e Juige Cloud and
the two lived together for several
years. Mr. Hampton was first deputy
clerk to the county court lor some 12
years before Stokes and Forsyth were
cut tiff He was clerk of the Superior
Court for 10 yeais.
Mr. Hampton an-i Capf.. I). P. Mast
held an interesting conversation at
the hotel Wednesday morning. The
Captain was under the Impression
that Andrew Jackson was admit lea to
t he bar to practice law at Old Rich
mood, the first couaty seat, but Mr.
Hampton &ays he thinks it was at
Rockford. Jackson soon moved to
Tennessee and it is said that he left a
hotel bill at O.d Richmond unpaid.
The proprietor beard of Jackson's suc
cess wit h pleasure and when the great
General won the battle of iNew urieans
the hotel man proceeded to give him
credit on his ledger for the victory he
had won.
The Whltsett Controversy.
Editor Bailey, of the Biblical Re
corder, gays the Whitsett matter will
again come before the Sou i bern Bap
tist Convention at Norfolk, where It
meets in May. Editor Bailey does not
think the convention will be able to
settle the controversy. The leading
Baptists are of the opinion that the
convention .will not demand Prof.
Whitsett's 'resignation as President of
the Seminary. They do not think it
wise. Most of the State Conventions
in the South, however, have asked for
his resignation.
Child Burned to Death.
A six-year-old child of Charles
Nichols was burned to death near
Roaring Gap hotel a few days ago.
The parents were away f rom the
house and when the little one's cloth
ing caught fire it ran into the yard
screaming The parents rushed to Its
aid, but its clothes were all burned off
when they arrived. It Is not known
exactly bow It caught fire.
When Traveling.
Whether On pleasure bent or business, take
on every trip a bottle of Syrup of Figs, as it
acts most pleasantly and effectually on the
kidneys, liver, and bowels, preventing fever,
Vipudufhes and other forms of sickness. For
sale in 60 cent bottles by all leading drug
gists. Manufactured by the California Fig
Byrup UO. oniy.
He Was Nabbed by Sheriff Kapp In
the Postoffice Lobby, Upon the
Strength of a Letter and Photo
graphWanted In Virginia.
Sheriff Kapp received a telegram
Friday from the Sheriff at Bedford
City, Va., requesting him to look out
for a white a man named J. M. Over
street, saying he was wanted there
for burglary. The telegram added
that a letter would follow giving fur
ther particulars.
The letter came in Friday night. It
gave a description and contained a
pnotogragh of the man wanted. In
going to the postoffice Saturday morn
ingafter his mail, Sheriff Kapp saw his
man in the lobby. After viewing him
pretty closely, the Sheriff stepped over
to his office and got bis pistol. He did
not know but that the fellow might
resist arrest. Going back to the post
office he found Overstreet at one of
the desks reading a long letter. He
was allowed to finish, when the Sher
iff stepped up and asked for his name.
The stranger replied that it wasCver
street. "You are my man and can
consider yourself under arrest," con
tinued the Sheriff.
Overstreet did not offer any resist
ance, but quietly followed the officer
to the jail. On the way he queried the
Sheriff regarding the charge agatnst
him. When told, the prisoner asked
if there was not another man
wanted in the same case. The
Sheriff answered in the affirmative
and then asked Overstreet to tell
him the name of the other fellow. He
said it was Wood; that he came to
Winston with him, but after arriving
Wood left him.
After arriving at the jiil Overstreet
almitted to his guilt and toll the
whole story. He said he was serving
a sentence in jail for burglary and
broke out, but claimed that he was
sorry for the way he had acted.
The prisoner is very well dressed
and talks very intelligently. One of
his accomplices in the robbery has
been arrested in North Dakota. Over
street is also thought to be one of the
safe-blowers who have been operating
in Southwest Virginia. He came
here several days ago aod got Post
master Lybrook to fill out a blank
and forward it, making application to
ioin the United .States Army. He
went in the office yesterday to see if
his application had been accepted.
While there he viewed the postoffice
safe and questioned the postmaster
about how much m'ney he k-pt '.c the
Rev. Mr. Callahan's G3rd Birthday
. Big Supper at Parsonage.
Rev. G. W. Callahan, the able and
popular pastor of Burkbead M. E.
church, was 63 years old Friday.
He did not anticipate any celebration
of the event, but during the after
noon, while out visiting, some mem
bers of the church, the Ladies' Aid
Society, with other lady members and
friends of the church, went to the
parsonage, each one carrying good
things to eat, already prepared.
When the pastor arrived home
about 4 o'clock he found the parsonage
crowded with ladies and three tables
fairly groaning beneath an elegant
spread. The surprise was genuine,
but none enjoyed the delightful occa
sion more than Pastor Callahan and
his good wife.
It was after 7 o'clock when the last
visitor left for home. The wish that
Burkbead's pastor might live to cele
brate many more birthday anniversa
ries was unanimous on the part of
more than fifty people who took sup
per at the Burkhead parsonage.
Death of Mrs. Meredith.
Mrs. Bettie Graham Meredith, after
a lingering illness with consumption,
passed peacefully away at 9:. '10 a. m.
Saturday at bei home, 531 Crawford
street. The deceased was a consecra
ted Christian and was loved by all
who knew her. Her age was about 60
years. She leaves one son, Shem Mere
dith, besides a number of relatives
and friends, who mourn her demise
The fuoeral services were conducted
from Burkhead church at 3 o'clock
Sunday afternoon by Rev. J. W.
Frank, pastor) of the M. P. Church.
Interment was at Salem cemetery.
Death in Uullford.
Mrs. Mary Hoskins, mother of Sher
iff J. A. and J. F. Hoskins, of Guilford
county, died Thursday night at the
home of the Sheriff in Summerfleld at
the age of 85 years. She was a daugh
ter of Joshua Johnson, of Orange (now
Alamance) county and was one of the
few links left which connect the past
with the present. Best of all, she
was a pious, Christian woman and has
gone to her reward. Tne remains
were interred at the old New Garden
burying ground at 2 o'clock Saturday
Making the Trip In a Wagon.
An old Confederate soldier by the
name of Redd, was in the city Friday
and Saturday. He Is on bis way
from Tennessee to Richmond where
he thinks he bas some kindred. He is
accompanied by his wife and they are
travelling in a wagon. He was col
lecting funds on the streets Saturday
to help htm on his trip.
Mr. Redd says be served under Gen
Morgan and was wounded at the saire
time the General was killed.
Tate vs. Bank of New Hanover.
The decision of the Supreme Court
In the case of a. McD, Tate, Treasur
er, vs. the Bank of New Hanover,
means that the deposits of the State
remaining in the bank when it sus
pended should be distributed pro rata
among all the creditors. The aecis
ion Of the Court below, which was re
versed by the Supreme Court, was to
the effect that the State deposits
should be considered a preferred claim
and paid in full. v v
Cases From Forsyth.
The Supreme court files the follow
ing opinions in cases beard from this
county: Bank vs Ireland, error; Bank
s Taylor, reversed; Cromer vs Mar
sha, affirmed: Fulp vs Railroad, (per
curiam order), affirmed; Levi vs Mar
aba. affirmed.
The Royal is the highest grade bakiag pawner
haowa. ActMl teats show it gaaa Qua
third further thaa any other bread.
Absolutely Pure
Intimates Strongly That She Would
be an Ally National Guards May
be Called Out Next Week.
Fortifying New York.
London, April 16. England has
defeated the Powers in their efforts
to coerce the United States, saying
that in an event of that kind she
would be an active ally of the United
New York, April 16. -The United
States tugs Uocas and Wamtumka left
for Norfolk today. They carried new ar
manent, were decked in war paint and
were saluted by all the river craft in
Tugs are hurrying amunition for the
harbor fortiflcatious today. By night
fall the batteries will be thoroughly
Washington, April 16 Adjutant
General Coibin has just made the
statement that the United States
forces have aM commenced a Southern
movement. If Ji.nktess passes a reso
lution by that time the National
Guards will be called out on Mon
Key West, April 16. -Five war
ships have ben sighted off the Island
of St. Thomas. They are believed to
be ''panlsh ships
Jacksonville. Fla , April 1G The
Spanish consul here has been ordered
Washington, April 16. The order
to mobilize troops in the South and
the activity of the Navy Department,
n purchasing ships and supplies give
both Departments a warlike appear
Southampton, April 16. The
American liner St. Louis sailed for
New York on a regular trip today.
The New York sails this afternoon in
response to an urgent telegram.
Going from the West to the Gulf
CnEYENNE, Wyoming, April 16.
The Eighth infantry started for New
Orleans this morning.
Leavenworth, Kansas, April 16.
Uuder Col. Hawkins, the Twentieth
infantry arrived thts morning aboard
a special train for the Southeast.
Chicago, April lb. The Fourth
infanty left Fort Sherman today.
war balloon
16. Sergeants
Denver, Col , April
Baldwin, Myers and Burnett, of the
Signal Corps Department of Colorado,
started for New Orleans today. They
will form a war balloon corps of
United States defense at New Or
The Preparations Made by Sir. C. II .
Loper, of Winston.
Mr. L. W. Fegram is in receipt of a
letter from C. II. Loper. It was writ
ten at Portland, Oregon, on the 7th
inst. He expected to leave there Sun
day Apr. 10 Charley says be met Capt.
Glenn, a relative of Capt. Gilmer, of
Winston, while in Portland. He is
going to investigate Prince William
sound and make an extended trip up
those creeks for the government. He
also met Charlie Poindexter, a former
citizen of Winston and brother of our
townsmon, H. D. Poiudexttr. He
roomed with him while in Portland.
Mr. Loper says he lias a splendid
outfit for his Klondyke trip, lu con
sists or fur pants, boots and
overcoat, besides gloves and caps, also
a bear robe 8 by 10 feet, the whole
only costing aboul $75; one tent 8 by
10 ply, 10 by 12; steel asbestos lined
stove and aluminum cooking utensils;
the best groceries and meat, butter,
condensed milk, evaporated eggs,
vegetables and potatoes; two extra
woolen blankets, $10 a pair; four pair
of Moose Moccasins, one pair of Yukon
boats, water proof; one pair of rubber
hip boots one suit of Mackinaw, a
very heavy cheviot.extra heavy flannel
shirrs, water proof suit of light duck
ing fleece lined, etc. He also bought
two alarm clocks to wake up a tardy
spring in Klondyke.
The writer witnessed a Chinese
funeral while in Portland. He says
the "boss mourner" sat on the hearse
and dropped a piece of paper every
few minutes, the object of which was
to show the deceased the way to the
heavenly home. The Chinese call the
chief mourner Josh and the church Is
the "Josh House." Mr. Loper visited
one of their houses of worship and
the number of gods he saw reminded
him of a curiosity shop. The most
hideous statuary Imaginable was
Mr. Loper closes bis letter with best
regards to John McCreary, D. D.
Scbouler, A. Savery, "cousin" Jim
Scales and W. E. Franklin.
Colored Troops First.
It is stated that if troops have to go
to Cuba It has been determined to
send the colored troops first, as being
in less danger from the climate.

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