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PBIOKONE DOLLAR A YEAli
Wm. C. HAMMER, Editor.
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21
We publish eleewhere the report
of the last grand jury which makes
some important recommendation.
Governor Glenn announce that
he will ask the next legislature to
piss ai act requiring the Bible to
1)3 read in the public schools.
that is uect-ssary it would be a grod
law, but is it not rend at the open
ing of every school in the state uuv
Senator Simmons has written the
Salisbury Labor Union that he is an
advocate of rate legislation, and that
he does not think rate legislation
will injuriously affect railroad em.
ployee, or in the end the railroad
themselves. Mr Simmons, like Sen'
ator Orei man, ims all the while been
u I'liMtisteiit and pronounced advo-
c.ite of rate legislation.
The President has decided, at th
suggestion of Booker Wasbingtoi
to side-track negro officials in th
Southern States. Register of the
Treasury Judson Lyons, of Georgia,
has lost his job, and S. Laing Wi
Imms, a negro lawyer of Illinois, hai
been appointed. There has been
-,. 1 ii ui... "f i Southern
nogi'oea uiiiB; hj .iv to the negroes
'n Noitht-rn btai.-s where that race
Hg the Ui'1 - if owcr. There
will go up from the Southern colored
brother a wail for this loss of ollioe,
Congressman Thomas has iutro
duced u bill in Congress making ul
private freight car lines and re
frigei ator cars common carriers sub
ject to all the provisions and penalli
of the inter-state commerce law and
authorizing the inter-state commerce
commission to fix reasonable ntt
and charges for transportation
Mr Thomas has also introduced
resolution requesting the piesiilei
to negotiate a reciprocity tiealy
ith Canada to the end that th
'y fii fruits and berries be abolish
These bil Is lire in the inteli'fct
! truckers and fruit grower
istern part of the State.
BY WILCOX AND
"tley, both sen in
murder in second
s a ilot to kill the
ek and escape. Thej
I'lst'ils by outside help
.it-ox it will be remembered
first ccnvictwi of murder in the
tirst degree for killing Nellie Cropsy
and on the second trial for rmir
der in second degree.
Utley was convicted for the mur
der of Hollincsworth, a clerk in
the HoU'l Lafavette, in Favetteville
'It will be renumliered that Jud
Cook in passing smti-nee on Utl
not only gave the extrme limit
i he law in punishment but also tax
ul the defendant with the costs.
Utley is said to lie worth forty to
fifty thousand dollars.
Mrs Hetty Green, the riches
woman in the woild, worth more
than a hundred millions, lives friend
less and alone. It is said she is
saving and heaping up riches tha
her only son at her death may
be the richest man in the world
Poor woman! She is heaping up
riches and she knows not who will
set them. It is said she washes her
own clothing and has no social life.
She is heaping np dollars, .ceaslessly
gtthering them, working and toiling
more and longer than the poorest
J liK I'..
i: L. .unuwiiig sensible advice
with regard to the early-liird candi
dates and how to hsndle them:
"It is six months before any con
vent ion will be held and nearly nine
months before the election. Many
things will transpire and new issues
may be evolved before the primary,
Therefore we take the liberty of
snggeeting that the part of wisdom
for all voters will be' to decline to
pledge themselves to candidates who
re already in the field in tbe belief
that "tha earlv bird catches the
worm." If the man who now asks
roar support is tbe right man, he
will be just as right after the pri
maries are caled. If be has special
interests to subserve, and is not in
sympathy with the reform legislation
that the people desire, it will be bet
ter not to bave com it tod yon rael f be
fore tbe issues are made and before
I'ue candidate have been publicly
r.'o:t!oieerisig tot vote is prao
Vi6 tlit every corih'duIlj with
; v-t to it'i-'f CI.1J d t-.'iie with.
V 1. 1 B'sa, ni,t j
him the privilege of using his ballot
r.a may beat please him. And it is'
also an insinuation that be cannot,
nnaided, select the mo t worthy of
two or more candidates. It is al
right to tell a man why one thinks
he should support a certain candi
date bnc to insist on his pledging
himself in advance ia unjust and
insulting in reality if not intent
NEWS ITEM$g i
Many Items that Are Sure to
Forsyth has an increase of $1,409,-
030 in taxable property for the past
Senator Simmons has been ap
pointed a member of the Panama
Representative Thomas baa intio-
duced a bill in Congress to establish
United States com tat Goldsborp,
Dr Matthews, of Grecnsbot), who
is charged with wife murder, will
not be tried until February term of
uuiuoru superior court.
Mr D L Arey, the Salishui y dis-
tiller, who was sentenced to jail for
tnree montns tor fietranuing the
government, has served his sentence
and is once more free.
Judge G S Ferguson aud wife, of
Waynesvllle, will make Greensboro
tbeir home for the next six months
while Judge Ferguson holds the
courts ot the nintn district.
Marshal Millikan returned from
Washington last Saturday and ac
cording to the Industrial News savs
he is entirely satisfied with the
present status of his case in the
Mrs Fairbanks, the wife of the
Vice-President, has but cut out of
the reception lines at the White
House. It seems Mrs Fairbanks
was overshadowing somebody social
ly, and this is tbe result.
Jas N Thompson, night clerk at
the Benbow Hotel in Greensboro,
had a row with Ney Forbis in that
hotel last Sunday night in which
clubs and knives were used and Mr
Forbis was somewhat banged tip.
A lot of the men who have had
their reputations blasted by the in
surance investigation have resigned.
McCurdy, Perkins, Depew and oth
ers who have rolled in wealth for
veHrs have stepped down and there's
more to follow.
Andrew Hamilton w hois wanted in
the insurance investigation in New
lork letuses to come back from
Paris to testify. However he sent a
complete statement as to his connec
tion with the different companies
and a doctor's certificate that he was
unable, physically, to come.
At the last term of court in Surry
county David Tourney and Abe
Montgomery, two iieighDoro, got
divorces on statutory grounds in
vhieh each was named by the other
as co respondent aim snortlv after
ward David married Abes divorced
wife, and now invitations are out for
the marriage ef Abe lo David's wife,
This looks like a clear case of swap'
ping wives a initio; bitberto un
known outside of Wilkes county,
Fifteen in Band Making Good Proartu.
Prof Warburton Rsslsctsd Director.
At a meeting of the Citizens baud
held Friday night, Prof Warburton
who has served the band as director
since organization, was re-elected
director for three months, from
January 11th. The band is uiak
ing rapid progress and is consider
ing engagements for several con
certs in this and other near by
towns. The band composed of
fifteen niembeis will be uniformed
in January, the colors being green
Attention is called to the ad,
this issue, of the Worth-Sherwood
Shuttle Block Company, of Gieens
boro. luese gentlemen have the
only plant of this kind, in this
section, outside the trust, and our
people who have dogwood and per
Simmon to sell will uo well to com1
nmnicate with them.
Mrs Hunter, wife of Dr Hunter,
and children and Miss Erwin, of
Asheboro Graded School, will spend
t bristmas in Ubarlotte.
Catarrh Caanot be Cared
Ith APPLICATIONS, ss the)' cannot reach the
at ol the disease. Catarrh In a blood ur nrm.
ilitiitloual disease . and In order to rare It you
of the burnt uhvdctann In thU rouutr fur
and In a rvrular Dnrtrluclon. It Ii nnmna
be. I blond winners, satins efrccKlr oil the mu-
nuioMKm or tne
ful mmlts in curing Catarrh. Send for teatfmou
en sues wonder
f JCHHNIY ACO. Imps., Toledo, O.
Hold by DnnrKUH. price 7Sc.
T.icc Ball'! family Pills for constipation.
The SredeS SctneX.
There will be an entertainment
at the graded school en Friday after'
noon of this week. The fall term
will close Friday and tbe spring: term
will open January tne ana.
Dtk at Aeeefte.
Tbe Angel of Death cam to our
school and carried away one M our
brightest eirls. Miss Dora Lack, on
December 13 th. FA.
WANTED Leylyn gentlemen of (air ed
ucation lo trawl tor arm U 250,000 Capital.
Salary $1,07! per mar, parable weekly.
ipeuea advanced. Address,
Aahebore, N C.
feotmle an4 ml
.i tiav "
Be Sure to Use
Cream of Tartar
Food mad? with alurr
bating powder carries alum
to the Stomach unchanged.
Scientists have positively
demonstrated this and that
such food is partly indi
gestible and unhealthful.
Last Thursday Mr Van Kirkman
and Miss Hattie Moser, in Greens
boro were married by Rev A G
This week we aie sending out
statement to every one who owes us.
If we miss you do not feel slighted.
We need all the money we can get
to pay for the new presx, folder and
type. We must have the money due
us by the brst of tbe vear to meet
Tbe Asheboro Electric Light
Company .held its meeting last
Thursday. There was a small profit
but the money put in tbe improve
ments prevented declaring a divi
dend. The plant is being improved
and many lights are being put in
houses, others and place ot business
At the annual meeting of the
Asheboro Roller Mills was on last
Thursday. The showing of tbe
mill is excelled.- A dividend was
declared. The salary of the secretary
and treasurer was increased, and the
building of a ware house or storage
house for grain, feed and so forth
For Crscked Hands.
Hough skin aad cracked hands
are not only cured by Dewitt's Witch
Hazel Salve, but an occasional appli
cation will keep the skirt' soft and
smooth. Iiest for Eczema, Cuts,
Rums. Boils, etc. The genuine De
Witt's Witch Hazel Salve affords im
mediate relief in al! forms of Blind,
Bleeding, Itching, and Protruding
Piles. Sold by Standard Drug Co,
and J T Underwood, Asheboro N C.
Mrs J H Anderson, of Altama-
huw, Alamance county, is visiting
hei sister, Mrs Annie Kobius.
Clear The Way.
The mission of " Early Risers" is
to clear the way and give Nature
full sway. These famous little pills
rid tbe stomach and bowels of all
putrid matter, thus removing the
causes of heauache, constipation,
sallow complexion, etc. DeWitt's
Little Early Kisers nevar gripe or
sicken. A safe, pleasant, perfect,
pill. Mack Hamilton, hotel clerk
at Valley City, N D, Says "Two
bottles of these Famous Little Pills
cured me of chronic constipation."
Sold by Standard Drug Co and J T
Underwood, Asheboro N C.
Phyllis Baldwin, an old colored
woman, living in North Asheboro
died last Sunday morning and was
buried the following day in the
Give Yoar Stomach Rest
Nothing will cure indigestion tha
doesn't digest the food, itself, and
dive tbestomacn rest, ion cam
expect that a weak stomach will re
gain its strength ana get well when
it is compelled to do the full work
'hut a sound stomach sbonld do.
Yon wouldn't expect a sick horse to
get well when it compelled to do
a full day's work every day or tne
week, bodol Dyspepsia Cure is
perfect digestant and digests tbe
fond regardless of the condition of
your stomach. Believes Indigestion,
Belchinir, Sour Stomach, and all
stomach disorders. Sold by btand
ard Drug Co and J T Underwood
Asheboro N C.
MoJe Inewrteet under tKia Kaael at one
eant a weed aeh Insertion.
XMAS at Wood A a(orii)g'a. Come and
buy while yon can get beet eelertion. Open
uuui 1U o clock.
SPKCIAI.ofTerings this week t Wood St
aoring s m llrinon lranu Clothing.
SPECIAL sale in Ladies' Furs. Skirts and
Jacket. Come it once.
WOOD ft MORIKU are offering their
tire line Ladiee' hat at exactly half price.
100 PAIRS last season ' slock of mens'
One shoes stenst. Kidge, Fm ft Co
HIIK1E FOX ft CO'S is the place to set
your Uonsunaa goods.
IF vou are looking for a suitable Christ
mas present for a friend, and on that will
csuas them to remember eon long tune,
call lo see MeUrary-Kedding tiuwe uo.
WE have in stock s lot of 1847 Roser
silver in newest designs, MoCrary -Redding
WE have some handsome cnt glass, hand
nlea unina ana davsasse ware in nee
Dsns, aad will sell cheap. Call to see na.
alcCrary-Redding Udwe Co.
BRASS fire sets or udimns maks sice
ifts. Ws have them. McCrary-Eeddiog
FOR the) osxt ten days we will sell our
ins at a reduced price. alctJrary-Kodd;
JUST RECEIVED! A turn lie of emt-
lery, essMon, eta, including earring seta.
MoOntry-Redtiing Udwe Co.
For tiro 1id of overcoats, mens'
snits and bor' elothes which will
trait ywa and will swil at low.wt possi-
bls price; uo Ji'iuirs.
cor itaia, iu'ies aula iJ'J uuuua,
70 to W J Miller's
PERSONAL MENTION, -
Mr D W Bulla, of Sophia, wis in
Asheboro one day this week on busi
ness. Mr J T Moffitt has moved into
his elegant new bouse on Sunset
Mr 0 R Cox, who was reported
ill last week, is sound and well and
enjoyteg good health.
Mr Oscar Coffin returned from
the University , Monday night to
spend Christmas at home,
Mrs W J Armfield - and children.
,f ill leave to day: for High Poiat
.where ihey go. to spend CbristiwW
witn Mrs Armnelat's father, Mi J H
Mr and Sirs A W McAlister and
family of Greensboro, Mr and Mrs
J Ed Carson, of Charlotte; Mr and
Mrs J S McAlister of Spray; Mr
and Mrs J Worth McAlister of
Greensboro and Mr T G McAlister
of Fitzgerald are expected the lat
ter part of tbe week to spend the
holidays with their parents, Col and
Mis A C McAlister.
Help ns to pay for our new outfit
by paying before December 2?th. j
A.ih. n whlnli fin fartlltzflre wpro
ueed end ptoturee of aelds on which
"other makes" ot fertUlsere were
need. Besulta ot these erope were
dlataal failuroe There are much
"brlRhter prospeote" ahead for tbe
luniiieeen n farmers of tbe South.
Two and three balrsjo theacre are
only ordinary yields wuefo
are used with proper cultivation.
Make your ct'taen roiture early, end
thus escape the boUwoevilsandothor
damairlnB InsecU. You can easily do
this, as well as Inorease the number
of bollaandthe!rslte)onyourpinta ;
by plentifully uelng Vlrlnla-Cro-
Una KertillW-TS. ThU method will
tremendously "moreano your yieias
per acre." Don't be fooled into buy
ln( a substitute.
Virginia-Carotins Chesiical Ce.
Ourham, N. V.
Charleston. P. C
. Baltimore. Md.
fX"7niiH n q
coincry. Planers, Reaaws, Bngincs, etc.
Writ. Hr VHS Ortilim I
IAUM IRON WOAKS. fMttea-als. e.
Memphis. Tenn. , M
Doubtless there is notWne that requires more cf a housekeeper's time and thought
than providing: something for her table. What to eat and where to get it is a question
you have to consider every day in the year, and at no other season does the truth oi
this statement apply with such emphasis as during the holiday season.
We hare made Special efforts to supply your wants in this line and it is to this par
ticular department of ou business that we desire to call your attention at this time.
CEREALSi We keVp on hand constantly a fresh supply of Grape Nuts, Force,
Vigor, Shredded Wheat Biscuit, Ralstona, Breakfast Foods, Quaker, American and
Premier Oat Flakes, Quaker Puffed Rkx, Cream of Wheat, Heckers Pancake Flour,
Hominy, Rice - the finest it is possible for us to get. &c-
We do not sell anything- stale ia this line, if we know it, tnd you are at liberty to
return any package that you may purchase from uo 'which' is -not in fresh condition.
COFFEEi Chase & Saakorns highest grade we can buy Seal Brand, Bonita, O.
G. Mocha and lava and Almocha, also cheaper qualities-
MEATS Kmgans "Reliable" and Armours Gold Band Hams, Kingans Breakfast
Bacon, Pork, Sausage our own make, and Beef." Also a full line of all kinds canned
meats, including Acme chipped beef, Libby's ehipptj beef, sliced breakfast bacon. Lambs
Tongue, Tripe. Pigs Feet, etc.
We lay claim to keeping as fancy line of canned goods as is kept not only in our
town but in any town. It makes your mouth water ..to see our "Nabob" Peaches,
Apricots, Plums, Cherries, Pears, etc Gondola Peaches alittle lower in price but mighty
good. King" Tomatoes, the finest you ever sa m and '"Meadow Dew" Tomatoes, a
shade lower ia price but a credit to the packer. Our main pack of corn is hard to beat.
We are exclusive sellers of our hest btand in this towsvand it is the finest moneo will
buy. . i.
Almost everything imaginable ia canned gpods, including canned celery, sweet
potatoes. Van Camps Hominy the kind grandmother used to ' make, Sauer Kraut.
Beans, Peas, Oanberry Sauce, Plum Pudding, Strawterries, Beets, etc
We are exclusive dealers in this towrrfor the dt bra ted "Heinz 57 varieties" direct
from the manufacturers, la this line. is iriduded. Piserves, . Mince Meat, Apple and
Peach Butter. Sweet Midget PfckJes, sweet and ous Gherkins, Pearl Onions, Tomato
Ketchups, Worcester Sauce, Mustard Salad Dressing, Prepared Mustard, India Relish,.
Horse Radish, Celero Sauce. Tahascp Sauce? Qwen"0livH 'Chow Cohw, Tomato Chut
We will have to arrive about last of this week Florida Oranges, all k inds nice apples,
Cranberries, Malaga Grapes and Celery.
Try some of our California strained, Honey also fancy Maple Syrup with prepared
lit W TH?Sfff MWIHi
ill I! sTl BeLCKbwetA. -rir
IfYoa Continually K'hawk and
gripping front me nose imo ins i nroat, u tuu nvu
Foul. Sickenina Breath, That is Catarrh.
CUREDHROUGH THE BLOOD BY B. B. B.
Doyoa enaaee e-Kceat dfiiif tbu ui . i c -queue
pAIne ta the forfcW8f IK) jroifti.ivn
pains a'roaf tne eyesr Aro tou losing
sense of emetlf Is Ihoro a croppl.ifT I
tbrpatt ;AreTon losing T..nr.F.c-' l
earsf n KU. tUrf. V 1 . ,
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fBll!il! pu'rlht-s ino hlKMl, doos nv v 1
eA'urv .ymptoin.glMtiJ' ironsili u tun ou:
1 will attend at the following tiuiet .';
for the ver 1005;
Grave Gross Roads, "
Allen Nance' Store,
Ielk A Camerna'e Store,
R C Johnson's "
Judce Shaw's "
O E Carter's "
Pisgah, ' :
York 4 Frazier's Store. '
Allen's Store (Euipire),
Thoe Hinehaa 'a Store, -Coleridge,
H T CavehW "
J M ." "
" " ulleni'Hin,
Wiehingyoua merry Chrisunas and a h;ip
me at the above times and plan's and payynur uu
W. D. Spoon's
is the place ta buy your
Heavy and Fane
Candies, Tobacco,. Cigars, Etc.
ALSO UP-TO-DATE MEAT
'Phone 53 Asheboro. N. C.
Scarboro - t
Spit and There is a Constant
ratAue momurane, ana b.b.u. wiaiiinpa,
l ,i:-lii': Uixxlol wiirm.rlcb.puroblooddlreet
lo to- j:ar;iJ;-2.'U nerves, mucus membrHne
l.om -j m il I mte, (riving warmth and
Ki.-viij-t'i ju.t whiTO It is needed, and In tills
v v ,. iriif a tierfoct, lasting cure ol
! 'i Y.aeju lu nil lie forms.
" I - '.!Af orrtreal-
. farms or dcaf
.i o.iusoil by co.
, tth jf B. B. II.
' r-m naye lind
.,. ufi.i;, i.-i-a r. r
i i'"ro Ittitmifc In
.. Weak Mi mnrhl,
H per lnrire bt-
l.y rrlllltT Blood B tins
I'oserlbo your troulil..,
r.rdluul edTlrr .a Buit
i.t lu Malcd letter.
m1 '. u-f- fur h( p-rp tse of collwling the taxes
(v V.'ar. uiifl desiring that you meet
. iirom.nlv, I am verv iri.lv.
T. . I.' KIXOU, Sheriff.
SOOO Minks Wanted
by January 1st.
Mink, small, No 1. $3,
Medium No 1, $3.50; Large,
No 1, $4- I don't sort ac
cording to color. Just so
they are No 1. Send small
lots by mail, large lots by
express. Watch this ad for
change of prices.
J D Payne, Burlington, N C.
'Phono r.o. 7.
1 ritl Ififtcrirrl Trnth
The Asheboro Depratment
The Stoee vthat
, We are not in our new building yet, but we have new '
goods. aqd;ypaiiflittst take a day off -and come an? examire
'hem; .' jfigigfAien you want to give your ber t girl j fn?c
Xmas present and'in- order to get them come early and
avoid disappointment. ' N
We will not take time or space to mention articles and
prices this week for time is valuable, and we are sure, a
visit from our good people will be appreciated and-they will
not be disappointed.
We are headquarters for Santa Claus for everything in
his line. We have a nice line of toys for the children.
Make the little ones merry and have a good time Christmas.
We have everything they may need or want.
Our line of Sweet Meats and Confections is large and
there is something of all kinds and enough to go 'round.
Prompt service, polite attention, free delivery. Come
and see us.
The Asheboro Department
The Store that
We were talking with a gentleman a few days ago wl
had used a ROCK HILL BUGGY for the past twelve yeai .
and he states that if he were going to buy a dczen buggie
he would buy a ROOK HILL, believing that he would g
inoro lur his money than in uu ? u.ui nink.3 of butgy.
Can you not be convinced i his fact? C.ii to see i
and we thinlc ws ran prove
ROCK HILL EuGGY, it you
teed by the Rock Hill Buggy
i Life is Worth the Living i
if you fit up your house
from our complete stock fo
House Furnishings. ( J
In our Hardware Department is found Stoves, '
Ranges,"Heaters, Stove-Piping and Mats, Cooking ,
Utensils and all other necessary adjuncts. -. '. -
In our two large Furniture Stores are shown -everything
from an infant rocker to the massive
sideboard or suite oftfurniture.
In our fourth store or the China and Cut Glass 3
Department is found one of the most beautiful .
and complete lines, seen any where. . . - '. "
An art squars that plfiwi-n tlir rye
A suit of furniture , jiiy forpvw,
An up-M-date raiif! lmi n j coi'kinn a plcasurs.
'Phone or call we are at all times awaiting your
People's House Furnishing; Company,
High Polra't, N. C. '
e have just received a large.
stock of Pictures and Frames
Furniture, Rockers , and Dinintr
Chairs, Bureaus,, Wash Stands.
lied steads, tiea cpnnpra ana
Mattresses at nrices that will
Also, we have a full line ol un
dertaker", goods. Any one in
need cf such will do well to call
Kssrns & Fox.
Chickens, etrjn and turkeys and
will pay the biy.gt cash pnet.
Also for furs and h. :eR. .
the nbovp to vou aud sell you
are in need, made' and guarai
Go., Rock Hill, S. O., for Bale t
Rich & Moffitt
Groceries. Notions. , . , '
. . .arJ Country Prcij
South Fayette ville Street. .
Has refitted and refurnish!
and now has one of tha ntceg
clcnrM.-Bt and bpst fitted shops i r
i .i cjnty. (Oposiie 100i
( pil at W J iiiiler's for tcrUt-
' St. f. 'rfS, t 1,