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VOL. XXXI. ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22. 1906. No 8.
Pretty Marriage of Asheboro
Society m Asheboro was eager
vesterdav in anticipation of the
marriage which was solemnized at
the horns of Mr and Mrs Parsons
Harris Morris-, last evening at
o'clock when their daughter, Miss
Ida Florence Morris, became the
bride of Mr Joseph Dewese Ross
A host of friends both in the city
and from a distance witnessed the
ceremony, which not only united
two of our most popular youn
people in holy wedlock, but joine
two of the oldest and best families
of the State.
The ceremony was performed by
Rev N R Richardson, of the M E
Church, South, pastor of the bride;'
assisted by Rev W E Swain, of the
Methodist Protestant church, pastor
of the groom, in the west parlor
where, just preceeding the ceremony,
Miss Annie Tomlinsou, accompan
ied on the piano by Miss Dannie
Bulla, sweetly saug "Schubert's
Serenade." Then as the music died
away the strains of Mendelssohn's
"Wedding March, rendered by Mrs U
B Blalock,of Wadesboro, announced
the approach of thej bridal party.
The bride beautiful in her travelling
gown of blue cloth with Persian
trimmings and carrying a bouquet of
brides roses, entered, leaning upon
the arm of her brother, Mr Cladue
S Morris, of Salisbury, who present
ed her to Mr Ross. He with his
brother, Mr Chas Ross, of Lilling
ton as best man, were wai ing at
the altar, The room was prettily
decorated with evergreens, potted
plants and white bunting. A large
bay window decorated in white
Southern Smilax, and ivy under the
arch of which was a large rug of
white fur, and on each side pedes
tals crowned with potted plants,
plants, formed the beautiful alter
In the reception hall the guests
were welcomed by Mesdaraes Will
Coffin, H E Moffitt and W A Un
deiwood, who at the close of the
ceremony ushered thrm into the
dining room where elegant refresh
ments ; were Beitedi Ibis room,
which was tastefully decorated with
smilax - and white carnations, was
presided over by Mesdames W O
Hammer, J D Simpson, assisted by
Misses Lela Moffitt, Florence Hen
dricks, Etta Blair and Essie Ross.
In the east parlor a large number
of dainty, useful and costly presents
attested the popularity of Mr and
Mrs Ross at home as well as abroad.
Mr and Mrs Ross left on the 8:40
train last evening for Jacksonville
and other Southern points.
Among the out of town guests at
the wedding were Mr and Mrs H A
Page, of Aberdeen; Mr and Mrs
J R Page, of Biscoe, Mrs U BBla
lock, of Wadesboro; Miss Pattie
McRae, of Rookingham; and Miss
Janett Baxter, of Washington, JJ U.
Fifth Sunday Meeting.
Rev N R Richardson, of Asheboro;
Rev C M Campbell, of Randleman,
and Rev C A Wood, of Kamseur,
the officers composing the executive
committee of the Randolph Minis
ter's Association of the M E Church,
South, which was organized here
last month, met at Randleman Mon
day. The committee has planned
to hold special meetings to be held
in different sections of the county
two days preceding and including
the 5th Sunday in April. These
meetings will be held in an effort to
strengthen weak churches in the
Young In Spirit.
An interesting and highly esteem
ed lady of Randolph is Mrs Rebecca
Graven, of Coleridge, and widow ot
the late Robt Craven. She is 81
years old and her cheerful disposi
tion makes her a favorite with all
who know her. Though her right
foot is crippled, Mrs Craven does
her own house wcrk besides weaving
two and three yards of carpet the
old fashioned way each day. May
her cheerful spirit brighten her
community many years to come.
High Point Banquet.
A notable gathering of prominent
citizens attended the Banquet of the
Manufacturing Club Wednesday
uight of last week, Gov. Glenn made
au admirable address, and every
body present was highly entertained.
The Lexington North State tells
of the dreadful sight of the death
of a dog which died in great agony
from boing fed broken peices of
GOLD HILL RIDGE SCHOOL.
Successful Work of Miss Devi s Teacher.
Much anxiety was felt in the
Gold Hill school community Wed
" J , J " , r , "
The Courier had announced that
school, under the management of
Miss Jennie Davis would c ose at
once, and several citizens called to
investigate the source of lnfornin-
tion. The information was nusin -
terpveted, those who inquired were
told that the committee had ai-
ranged for a faU term, not having
inougas oi cubing uaui M usrut
1 ... . . ,
iuc wuiuiuuitniiuu iciciicuuauiD
from a patron of the school and is
"Our school at Gold Hill RUge
,bids fair to close a grand success.
Thanks to the committee for their
wise selection of a teacher, Miss
Jennie Davis, and thanks to her for
the enforcement of good rules and
thoroughly instructing our chil
Subscription Paid. i
S Y Hopkins, H O Vestal, Mrs '
JL Winningham, D A McLeod, '
E B Phillips, Robt Hanner, W A 1
Wood, W P Kagan, J II Kearna, M
SBrown,W I Camphell, Cynthia!
Allred, G H Hardin, H L Jackson
SWKearns, AW Ward, Mary E
Sanford, W I Kirkman, Jno A
Lamb, N Sheffield, H N McMasters.
R F Rice, Plato Collins, Miss Nora
Williams, E B Phillips, G T Willi
ams, Mrs M Blair, S E Barker, B
Moffitt, Jesse U Hicks, G P Barker,
Isaac Hicks, A A Cranford, J ll
Kearns, G II Black, J S Lucas, II
W Scott, David Lohr, T B Tyson,
G W Teague, Geo Julian, Jas Davis,
J F Graves, J W Johnson, II 1)
Cox, TJ Redding, II B Wall, E
Sykes, E Vuncannon, A L Langly,
M Suggs, Wesley Craven, J A rres-
nell, Ransom Lowdrmilk, W F
Craven, M Burns, Joel Presnell,
Daniel Parsons W W Peeler, Geo
Coble, Walter Craven, Henry Morris,
A L Hussey, Mrs C Parsons, J S
Cox, Miss Gracie Moon, S F Lowder-
milk, D O Staley J C Cornehson,
J W Scotten, G W Harmon, A
Nance, Mrs Willie Sugg.
A Brave Soldier.
No braver soldier in war, no quiet
citizen in peace, no more faithful ta
the children in the school room or to
his friends wherever they may be
found than the subject of this short
sketch, Capt. C Frank Siler. This
brave soldier, who has been so often
called "the hero of heroes," served
four years in the Confederate army,
was wounded several times, and was
twice taken prisoner by the Yankees.
Capt. Siler went into the fight pay
ing no attention to danger, and he
could always be relied upon to per
form the most dangerous tasks, even
Capt. C. F. S'ler.
when the chances for getting out
alive were very much against him.
The scats of six wounds attest
the bravery of Capt Siler with
much more impressiveness than
the loyal words of his friends.
Since the close of the war Capt
Siler has quiely devoted his time to
training the southern boys and girls
to be loyal and intelligent citizens.
His work in the school room has!
been the subject of many words of
praise, words which he very much
He is, at present, teaching at Can
dor where he is very popular. His
highest aim is the developement of
the southern youth. We hope to
see the day when the State in some
way or other will reward him tor
the deeds of his noble life by placing
him in some position of h onor aud
May he live long to bless the land
for which he so freely gave his ser
vices, the land for whose protection
he so many times risked his life.
TWO KILLED IN COLLISION.
Wreck on Asheville Division
AaViairilln TTk 1Q T...
w ere Killed and half a dozen others
hljured m a head.on colig8ion of
paJS3engor trains between Swanaaaoa
d Bfack Mountain tbis afternoon
Lhortl after four 0,c!o3k Th
: Bbakemak Simpson,
The injured: Engineer Peter
; Roueche pJerhap8 &tn Engineer
Daa Keever, hurt in back; Fireman
John Smith, colored, bruised; Fire-
man Dan Graham, bruised; Postal
Clerk, W C Moore, of Statesville,
hurt in back; Baggage Agent Gard
ner, of Connelly Springs, bruised.
Several passengers were slightly
bruised and shaken up, but not bad
FAILED TO TAKE SIDIKG.
The accident on the Asheville
division of the Southern Railway
this afternoon is said to be due to
the failure of the first section of No
!2 eastbound, to take the siding at
Swannanoa. Train No 11 from the
east was operated in two sections
this afternoon. The first section
came in about 2 o'lock. The
uecuuu seuuuu wao repuneu ruiiumg
two hours aod forty minutes late.
Second section No 11 had the right
of way from Black Mountain to
Asheville. The first section of No
12, a light engine, bound for Salis
bury and carrying a crew of Engi
neer Roueche, Conductor Hough,
Brakeman Simpson and Fireman
John Smith, reached Swannanoa a
few minutes after 4 o'clock. The
engine should have gone into siding
at this point. The second section
of No 11 was at Black Mountain on
time. Engineer Dan Keever had
the right of way and supposedly a
clear track. He pulled out for
Asheville. First number 12 pulled
out for Swannanoa about the same
time. Between Swannanoa and
Black Mountain there are no stops.
It is a distance of perhaps ten miles.
Both engineers were running at full
speed and the trains were probably
making 35 to 40 miles an hour. At
a point nearly midway between the
stations they collided.
Randolph Book Club.
Mrs C C McAlister entertained
the Randolph Book Club on Fri
day at 4 p. m. Nearly all of the
members wer? present and Mrs
Penn, of Virginia, who has come to
Asheboro to say indefinitely, as her
husband is in the lumber business
here, was a guest.
Mrs W C Hammond read a well
prepared paper on the Royal Family
of England beginning with the
House of Stuart and finishing the
house of Hanover. Mrs J V Hunt
er prepared a very interesting pa
per on Sir Walter Raleigh, but on
account of her illness, Miss Erwin
read the paper.
Mrs McAlister had arranged a
heart contest, the questions being
written on cardboard cut in
heart shapes. Mrs Hammond won
the prize, a heart shaped box of can
dy and Mrs Annie Robins the con
solation, a candy heart. Small
heart shaped boxes full of candy
were given as souvenirs after a de
licious salad course had been served.
The health of the community is
Mr S E Trogdon is about ready
for a new saw mill location. Saw
milling and ties are all the go.
Messrs Manly Luck and J R Page, j
Jr, came up from Bisco Friday even-
ing to Mr E N Luck's to take a big
hunt Saturday. Among those who
went with them were E N Luck,
H L Bean, Henry Owens, Robt
Hodge aad Sam Bean. They killed
several rabbits and squirrels and re
ported a fine time.
Rev J J Eads, writes The Cou
eiek that the second quarterly con
ference will be held at Rehobeth
Saturday and Sunday, March 30th
and 31st. Rev O A Wood will preach
on Thursday and Friday and dinner
will be served on the grounds.
Rey S B Turrentine, presiding elder, 1
will hold the quarterly conference j
and will also administer the sacra
ment of the Lord's Supper.
W B Ward, of Washington, I) C,
is visiting his father, John Ward
Mr Ward is connected with service
of the Southern Express Company
between Washington aud Atlauta.
DAVIE RETAILER ARRESTED.
F G Williams, of Davie, Arrest
ed Near Faith Saturday.
Deputies J H Krider aod Pat
Sloop arrested F G Williams, a
white man of Davie county near
Faith Saturday afternoon and Wil
liams is in jail.
Sheriff Julian had information
that the Davie man had been mak
ing regular tripn through Rowan,
retailing whiskey in the rural dis
trict and Saturday he had his depu
ties follow him up. When they
made the arrest the vessels from
which the whiskey had been taken
were empty. Two revolvers and a
five pound box of tobacco were
among other articles seized by the
When Williams was brought to
town Solicitor Hammer advised the
sheriff to require a $200 justified
bond, which was taken to jail. His
trial will not be had until the next
term of court.
Williams denies that he is guilty.
Mrs I J Fuller, and son, Frank,
of Fullers, are spending a few days
with Mrs E T Kearns.
Rev B F Fincher was called to
Siloam church Monday to conduct
the funeral of one of the members
of his congregation, Mrs Ebb Hol
ton. She was a good, pious mother
and leaves a husband and five small
Mr Frank Macon, who has held
a position at Carroll, Ga., for the
past few months is spending some
time at home. Mr Macon has been
very ill from typhoid pneumonia.
His many friends will be glad to
know that he has nearly recovered.
Among our visitors Sunday we
noticed Mr C C Cranford and
brother Charles of Asheboro.
Mr Sam Cranford has brought
the old Aaron Lassiter farm and
will move his family to that place
in the near future.
Mr Tyson Russell of Bombay
has moved his family to the "uncle
Drew .Lewis farm. We welcome
these families into our midst.
Mr Carlyle Lewis, who is teach
ing at Belvedere spent Sunday with
his father and mother, Mr and Mrs
C H Lewis.
Miss Ada Newby, of Asheboro,
is spending a few days with relatives
The children of Mr and Mrs
John Ingram, who have been ill
with colds and croup are improv
ing. Puella Agricolae.
Mr J L Wrenn spent Sunday in
Mr D L McDonnald, of Greens
boro is visiting his parents here
Mr I F Trogdon is spending
some days in Greensboro on business.
Mr Robertson preached an ex
cellent sermon here Sunday evening
He states that this will possibly be
his last appointment here.
Dr and Mrs Hubbard spent Sun
day at Mr George Gray's where the
death angel had smote the oldest
daughter Mamie. Mrs Gray and
family have the sympathy of many
of our people.
Mrs J A Withers spent Sunday
Mrs A W Jenkins condition does
not improve much he is our oldest
citizen and his many friends hope
for his recovery.
Dr Hubbard Bold several building
lots last week, and we hope soon
new dwellings will dot the hills
northwest f town. W L Wood,
A R Groce, Chas Williamson and
Fred Allred aud John Jenkins be
ing among the buyers.
Recent improvements on our side
walks speak well for our towu al
dermen, "but they should not stop
yet Permanent improvement is
what we need.
Crushed Under Engine.
Raleigh. N C, Feb 18. An acci
dent occurred yesterday on the Dur
ham and South Carolina Railroad
at Holly Spring which resulted in
the instant death of Capt Carey
Thompson, the conductor. The
locomotive turned completely over
aud Capt Thoxpsou, who was ou
the engine, "as crushed to death.
Engineer W J Angier, who lives at
504 Oak wood aveuue, this city, was
slightly injured. Capt Ihompsun
lives at Apex, where he has a wife
and several children. He married
a sistei of R B Leach, of his citv.
Editor Clarence H Poe and Prof C W Burkett
Write a Book.
Mr Clarence II Poe, Editor of the
Progressive Farmer and Prof C W
Burkett, of the N C A & M College,
recently completed an important
book, "Cotton. Its Cultivation,
Marketing Manufacture and the
Problems of the Cotton World."
The book begins with the cultiva
tion of the soil for planting cotton
and deals with every question to the
final exportation and manufacture
of cotton goods. Mr Poe in speak
ing to a New & Observer man in re
gard to the book raid "I never knew
until I went exhaustively into the
subject just what a king indeed is
is cotton. It is the only crop for
which nature has provided no sub
etitue. It ie of all crops when the
seed (or their equivalent) are re
turned to the soil, the least exhaus
tive to the fertility of the land. It
is the only crop which in a measure
may feed, clothe and shelter man."
This book will be out about April
12th. It is to be published by
Doubleday Page & Co.
Revenue Agent Raided Blockade Distillery
Near Cagle's Mill.
Revenue A F Adkins, of Greens
boro, and Deputy Marshal L O
Tadlock, of High Point, returned
Friday from Montgomery county
where they raided a blockade dis
tillery Thursday evening near Ca
gle's Mill. The still had been
pulled out and carried away by the
owners who had been operating on
ly about half hour before as the
furnace was in full blast.
The revenue officers, who were
accompanied by Deputy Sheriff O
K rox, of Asheboro, secured the
worm and destroyed about Bix or
eight hundred gallons of beer.
rio arrests were made, the opera
tors hating heard of the approach
of the officers and fled.
Mis3 Vina Lineberry is quite
with typhoid fever.
Miss Ida Nixon is visiting fiieuds
The school at Lineberry closed
Saturday, February 17ih." Much
praise is due the efficient teacher,
Miss Maud Redding for the success
of the work. She wa3 loved by
both patrons and pupils, and it is
with sad hearts that the community
realize the close of the term. A
highly creditable entertainment
marked the close of the school.
Mr and Mrs Dennis Kennedy
visited Mr and Mrs W E Lineberry
Sunday. D M B.
BLOODY DAY AT CONCORD.
One Murder, One Suicide and
Another Attempted Murder
Within a Few Hours.
Concord, N O, Feb 19. There
have been one suicide, one killing
and one attempted killing in one
block during the same day in this
At 4 o'clock yesterday morning,
Ransom Knider and Geo Hill, two
white men became involved in a
dispute when Hill opened fire shoot
ing his antagonist in the neck. He
is in a critical condition.
Saturday afcernoon J Wesley
Sides, a well known citizen of the
Cannon Mill section, shot himself
through head and died almost in
He had been drinking for a week
and was gettiug sobeied up.
He was about fifty-one years of
age and leaves four sons and one
daughter besides his wife.
11 Y Stock, of Birmingham, Ala,
was shot and instantly killed by
Susie Hannou, the 13-year-old
daughter of Dave Haunou, at Con
cord Sntiuday night. The girl and
her father are under arrest. Both
are of ill repute. Stock was a flag
man on the Southern.
School Board Meeting.
The Boaid of School Commis
sioners of Asheboro Graded Schools
were in session Thursday evening of
last week, and received p'.ans for
the new school building. Another
meetiug will be held this evening at
which it is expected some definite
action will be taken. The building
proposed will be of brick, two stories
and will contain nine class rooms
besides library, offices, and a large
Charged With Accepting Fees
for Appearing Before De
partment of Government.
Several days ago the editor of
The Courier learned through the
department of justice at Washing
ton that an indictment had been
drawn in the Attorney General's
office of the United States contain
ing six accounts against Representa
tive E Spencer Blackburn, of the
eighth congressional district of this
stote, and the bills of indictment
would be presented by assistant
attorney, Gen Bobb, to the grand-
jury of the United States Court in
Asheville this week.
The nature of the charges are
similar to those of which Senator
Mitchell and Burton were convicted
for practicing and accepting fees
before the Department of Govern
ment in Washington, another charge
is for conspiracy with blockaders
and revenue officials.
It is alleged that Blackburn dur
ing the last eampaign promised
protection to blockaders and to
government distillers violating the
It is stated upon authority that
more than one hundred affidavits
have been made in Wilkes county
and other counties in the support
of these allegations.
It is said that District Attorney
Holton and assistant District At
torney Price have been relieved of
the embarassment of sending a bill
against Blackburn because it would
look like revenge on their part for
the opposition of Blackburn to them.
And that all the work is done and
that all the responsibility is placed
by the department of justice of the
attorney general of the United
States and his assistance.
There are indictments to follow of
other prominent men. To the pub
lic it looks like the wheels are only
just beginning to grind the grist.
There are those in the employ of
the government of this state, and
who claim to be on the inside, who
declare most positively that there is
no sincerity in these -prosecutioas,
and that Samuels" is an honest man,
as honest as any among them and
there is no intention of punishing
them, and that he or or none of the
others will be punished. Of this
we have no knowledge other than
newspaper reports from which in
dications are that the courts mean
Representative Blackburn has
issued a statement to the public in
which he says he has commited no
offence in violation of the law and
that the courts of his State and
county are to be prostituted for per
sonal or politicol ends for the reason
that he was elected to congress over -
the protest of certain federal offici
als. He says that resolutions were
adopted by the republicans of last
Legislature favoring a change in the
federal officers in this State and
that grave charges were given him
which he has filled against Mr
Holton. Mr Blackburn chargee-;
that Mr Holton did every thing hf
could to defeat his nomination and
election, relentlessly persecuting his
friends. He denies having received
any pay for appearing before the
departments for his friends.
The young ladies of the Methodist
Protestant Church organized a
Philathea Class Sunday last, with
the following officers:
President Miss Lucy Crowson.
Vice-President .Miss Edith
Treasurer Miss Lizzie Ferree.
Secretary Miss Lizzie Bunch.
The class is organized as the ad
vanced Bible study department and
besides taking an active part in the
regular Sunday school work, will
render substantial assistance to the
work of missions, charity, etc.
Prof J M Way is teacher.
Small Pox Scare.
On last Sunday it is reported
that Dr McFadyen of Randleman
was called to see Mrs Phillips, wife
of Mr L O Phillips, sawyer at Mr
D E Bulla's Baw mill one mile from
Speio. Dr McFadgen, it is sud
after a careful diagnosis, was of the
oppinion that Mrs Phillips had a case
of small pox. County superinten
dent of health Mr A M Bulla and
Dr McFadyen met at Mr Phillips
on Monday and quarantined the
Mr T J Redding, of Caraway,
visited Asheboro Monday.