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VOL. XXXI. " ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 1906. No 10.
s COACHES PLUNGE DOWN
t. A. E. Burns and Sheriff
T. J. Finch Injured in Wreck
at Glenola Monday Morning.
All Passengers More or Less
The entire list of passengers and
all the train crew, with the excep
tion of engineer Kephart and his
colored fireman, more or less injur
ed, was the result of the wreck of
the mixed train between High Point
and Asheboro on Muday morning.
It occurred about a mile north of
GleLola, eight miles from High
Point, and is said to have been
caused by a defective fish plate and
rotteu cross ties at a point on a
sharp curve in the track. The fish
plate which joins the rails is said to
have shown evidence of old breaks,
and it is further reported by pas
sengers that there was no tie at the
point where the rails joined.
The train was made up of ten
freight and two passenger cars. All
passed safely over but the rear box
car and the passenger coaches, which
broke loose from the train and tum
bled down the embankment, about
20 feetx to the bottom.
Only two or three were able to re
lease themselves and, these quickly
began to rescue those who were
pinioned fast in the debris. As
they were taken out of the wreck
they were carried to the home of
Daniel Davis, nearby, until the
special, conveying medical aid from
High Point, arrived.
At the Bight of the wreck the first
thought was that many people had
lost their lives. There, deep down
m the ditch lay the cars in the mud,
badly smashed. The mail matter
and express packages were scattered
and the track torn np for thirty
yards or more. The suffering of
those most seriously injured was in
tense. Many had bandaged their
wounds as best they could and were
doing all within their power to re
lieve the suffering of their fellow
passengers and the crew.
The most seriously injured are
Capt A E Burns, who" was in charge
of the train; F B Dandridge, a drum
mer, from Baltimore; I P Frazier,
mail agent; and E L Kudd, a drum
mer from Winston-Salem. Sheriff
Finch, who was also a passenger,
had his leg and back badly sprained.
A special train i earing Conductor
Burns and A J Burrow and son,
Luther, who were also in the wreck
arrived here about 2:30 Monday
afternoon. Mr Burns was helpless
on a cot, and though conscious, suf
fered agonies as he was borne from
the tram at the station. He was
accompanied by one of the com
pany's physicians. His body was
badly cut and bruised and internal
injuries are feared. The reports
from his bedroom, however, are en
couraging to his many friends.
Mr Burrows broke through a win
dow and was first to appear above
the wrecked cars. The sight of
smoke boiling out of the cars
and the cries of the sufferers was
terrorizing. He and his son suffered
only slight injuries.
- The correct lift of the wounded is
Conductor E A Burns, of Asheboro, seri
ously injured on bead and in back.
L Rudd, of Winston-Salem, seriously
wounded on aides of bead and bruised about
FB Dandridge, of Baltimore, seriously in
jured about bead and back of hand cut.
Sheriff T J Finch, Asheboro, leg and back
F O Walton, of Charlotte, alight cut on
J E Williamson, of Worthville, slight cut
on bead and bruised.
A J Smith, Chattanooga, bruised and cut
W P Ragan, High Psint, cut on head and
H M Stewart, Charlotte, cut on head and
; leg injured.
W U Poindexter, Winston, cut and bruised.
A T Whitehall, Thomasville, cut and brais
ed. A J Borrows and son, Luther, Troy, hurts
Oscar Riddick, Greensboro, cuts and
W C Jones, Greensboro, cuts and bruises.
James Vtaddell, Grand Rapids, Mich,
slightly hurt. I
Mr Adams, traveling freight agent South
ern Railway, cut and bruised. i. 1
Z W Stout, High Point, cut on head, back,
Mr Deal, Winston, back wrenched and leg
John Davis, Philadelphia, back wrenched
and slight bruises.
Oat of the twenty or more pas
sengers practically all got hurt ex
cept Miss Olive, of Thomasville.
However her sister sustained a slight
cut on the hand.
These were the only two lady
passengers then on the train.
RANDOLPH BOOK CLUB.
Eotertalnsd at ths Home ol Mrs HE Moffitt
Mrs Herbert" E Moffitt delight
fully entertained the members of
the "Randolph Book Club at her
home on Sunset Avenue, on Jmuay
at four p m. Mrs Annie Robins-
read a paper on Warren Hastings
and Mrs C C McAlister one on Jxra
Clive. After the reading of
the papers and the usual trans
action of business the meeting
was given over to the hostess who
presented each lady with a piece of
blotting paper on whicn to 'rop a
drop of ink and imagine what it
imitatedthe lady was also to write a
poem of not less than four lines
describing the figure. This arrange
ment proved very entertaining and
very amusing as each guest declared
she was not a born poet, however,
every one responded and if the
poems were allowed to be published
some might decide Asheboro really
contained some remarkable poets.
The poetry was read and enjoyed
and the hostess served a delicious
salad course with coffee which is
said to "make the politician wise
and see through all things, with
half shut eyes."
GOOD ROADS BONDS.
Sixty Thousand Dollar Worth Sold to Webb
Co, of Athevllle.
The Guilford County Highway
Commission held its regular month
ly meeting Monday and opened the
bids for the purchase of $60,000
worth of good roads bonds. There
were eleven bidders, the highest bid
being $66,325, by C A Webb & Co,
of Asheville. The bid was accept
ed. This makes $185,000 worth of
$300,000 bonds issued for good
roads that have been sold by the
Will Install a Furnace.
The Asheboro Mining Company,
in which Messrs W h and A J
Thurber are the principal stock
holders are preparing to install a
smelting furnace at the Copper
Mine two and a quarter miles north
of the city. The Company has
been shipping the ore to a large
Smelting Company at Norfolk, Va,
recently. The grade of ore has been
gradually improving, and, as the
work has progressed the result has
been sufficient to warrant this addi
tion to the plant now in operation.
Mr Thurber says the Company has
made its last shipment to JNortolK,
and the smelting furnace will be
put in at once. Messrs Thurber se
cured the control of the property
from Mr Fred Thorn a few weeks
Tha following invitation has been
Mr and Mrs S J Smitberman
request the honor of vour presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Mr William Lee Trotter
on Wednesday evening, March the fourteenth,
nineteen Hundred ana six.
at eight o'clock
at their residence
Troy, North Carolina.
Miss Smitberman is one of Mont
gomery's most popular and accom
plished daughters. Both she and Mr
Trotter, who i" a successful nustness
man of Greensboro, have a number
of friends in this-city.
Special License Tax.
Sheriff Finch requests the Courier
to call the attention of lawyers, doc
tors, liverymen, hotel keepers, under
takers, opticians, photographers, etc,
to the fact that all professional men
are subject to a special tax under
schedule B and O of the Revenue Act,
and few have complied with the pro
vision. It is the duty of the sheriff
says Sheriff Finch to pre
pare a list of those who fail to pay
this special tax and present at the
March tern; of Randolph Superior
court, when the judge will instruct
the grand jury as to their duty in the
Made Good Record.
Mr E A Wiles, the district agent
of the Mutual Benefit life Insur
ance Company, is on the roll of
honor of the . company's leading
representatives for 1905 Out of a
hundred on the list only 3 were
ahead of him in the number of ap
plications and only 9 as to amount
of business procured. Greensboro
Col F II Stith, of Lexington spent
several days here last week on bnsi
BELL'S GROVE SCHOOL.
Closed Successful Term Saturday Othef In
teresting Note from Martha.
The general health in this com
munity is very good at present.
We are informed that the wed
ding bells will soon be heard in this
locality. Guess who.
Mr Chas Kearns, who has been
sick for quite a while, don't seem to
S C Cranford has sold his farm
to Milton Cranford, of Bunch. Mr
Cranford has moved to his new farm
farm near Farmer, which he recent
ly purchased of Mr W Lnssiter, of
Montgomery county. Milton Cran
ford now occupies the residence
formerly owned by S C Cranford.
We are glad to note that the
wheat crop is looking promising, in
Some of our farmers have been
very bnsv breaking corn land for the
Mr W G Surratt, of Riley's Store,
one of Randolph's best teachers,
closed his school at Bell's Grove
March second, with an exhibition
that was enjoyed by all present
The exercises, which were very in
teresting all the way through, be
gan shortly after ten o'clock a m,
with prayer by Rev Christenberry,
followed by music furnished by the
string band. The program con
tinued till noon when an intermis
sion of one hour was given for din
ner which was served on tne ground.
Everyone was made welcome. In
the afternoon Rev Chistenberry de
livered the address on education
which was interesting and instruc
tive. The patrons of Bell's Grove
school and the pupils were sorry to
give up Mr Surratt and they extend
to him best wishes wherever he may
Mr Henry. Kearns and family, of
Salem Church, will move to M
Kearns' farm, near Farmer, iu the
near future. 1
Prof Robertson visited friends in
the Oak Grove neighborhood Sun
day evening. j
Mr Vird Kearns and wife visited,
at C C Shaw's on last Sunday.
Mr Earl Varner, of Denton, was
in the Bombay section on last Sun
day night visiting a special frieml.
Miss Ina Smith, one of our most
popular young ladies, is spending
the week in Greensboro.
Mr W H Watkins spent several
days the past week in Troy.
Prof Weatherly, of Franklinsville,
was in town Sunday.
Mr and Mas P A Fountain are
receiving congratulations upon the
arrival of a fine on in their home.
The Ramseur Cornet Band was
given a delightful oyster supper by
Mr W H Watkins on Wednesday
night. This band is an honor to
Messrs H B Carter and W H
Watkins left to-day for the North
ern markets where" they will pur
chase the spring stock of goods for
the Ramseur Stoe Co.
Mr A H Thomas returned last
week from an extended business
trip to Hickory, Charlotte and other
Mr and Mrs Calvin Stoat and Mr
Mrs Prea Stout visited Mr and Mrs
John Stout Sunday.
Rev J W Patterson filled his pal
pit in the Christian Church last
, The Clerk of Superior Court has
received the new Code, called the
"Revisal of 1905" and has one for
each Justice of the Peace in the
eounty, but under the law he cannot
let these books oat without a re
ceipt for each. J ustices ef the Peace
must either call at Mr Hammond's
office in person, or give a written
order for the book and authorize the j
bearer of the ordei to sign the re
ceipt for him.
These books belong to the State
of North Carolina, and not to the
Justices of the Peace. They are
furnished to the officers to be used
by them during their term of office,
and at the expiration of the term
they must be delivered to the Clerk
of "the Court, or to their successor in
office under the order of the Clerk
of "the Court.
A Card of Thanks.
I wish to thank my. many friends
and neighbors for their kindness
during the recent sickness and death
of my beloved wife. May they be
rewarded by our Father who doeth
all things well.
Joseph b Simmons .
Steals, NO, Feb 28, 1906,
LIBERTY THE PROBABLE PLACE.
Strongly Favored as ths Location for the
Methodist Protestant College -Only Two
Several persons interested iu the
location of the new M P College
have visited Asheboro duriDg the
past week and all report the loca
tion of the sohool at Liberty most
probable. A gentleman in close
touch with the committee stated to
a Courier reporter that he had re
ceived from members of the com
mittee the assurance that the list of
towns under consideration had nar
rowed down to on j two. They are
Liberty and Oak Ridge.
The proposition from Oak Ridge
is to sell the Institute, under the
management of Mr Martin Holt,
but it is thought the provisions of
the sale are so rigid as to make
Liberty the unanimous choice of
Liberty is a live little town, with
excellent citizenship, a healthful
location and in a rich farming sec
tion. For a college as planned by the
Conference there can be no better
found in the State.
The committee will meet to-day
or tomorrow in Greensboro when it
is expected that they will reach a
OUR RALEIGH LETTER.
German News Bureau,
Raleigh, 5, 1906.
In its repor to the Governor the
State Corporation Commission re
commends the abolition of second
class fares and a reduction of the
present first-class rate.
Representative Patterson of the
Sixth District is doing some valua
ble and effective work in Congress
looking to the improvement of the
upper Cape Fear. A Washington
letter states that he is confidently
looking forward to u favorable re
port under the survey of ' the upper
Cape Fear project. Mr Patterson
is much pleased with the action of
Uhe war departmeut favoring the ex-
pendituie of a million and fifty
thousand dollars for increasing the
depth for the channel at Wilmington
to the ocean from twenty to twenty-
; fonr feet. Nothing In the way of
securing the appropriation can be
done until the next session, however.
Chief Justice Walter Clark will
deliver this year the annual la ad
dress before the graduates of the
University of Pensylvania, April 27.
Col WHS Burgwyn, who is to
deliver the Confederate memorial
address in Raleigh this year, has
selected as his subject, "The Life
and Military Services of Gen Matt
Mr and Mrs John R Brown have
jnst returned from h visit to their
daughter in lbomasville.
Miss Cornie Curtis visited Miss
Mamie Ellis last Sunday.
Mr Calvin Baldwin has jnst mov
ed from here to his model farm on
Rev Mr Ellcr preacded an ex
cellent sermon at the new school
house Sunday. A large crowd at
We are glad to see Mr DO Coble
out again, who has been on the sick
list for sometime.
Mr and Mrs George J ulian spent
Sunday at Mr W M Jalian s.
Misa Maud Redding spent one
day last week in Randleman with
Messrs James Lineberrv and
Percy Wood have resigned their
positions with the Millboro Chair
J G J ulian 's baby has been right
sick with whooping cough but is
Mr Henry Pugh visited hia par
ents Sunday accompanied by J C
Mr Isaac Jalian will soon move
into his new dwelling house.
Mr John Ccltrane has just re
turned from a business trip to Glen
ola. Messrs R II Shaw and Isaac
Allred made a business trip to
Hickory last week. .
At Norwood last week J D Lee,
of Winston-Salem, was b-idly cut on
on the neck, left arm, and right
hand by Dr J I Campbell, of Whit
ney. The two men disagreed in re
gard to the moving of a barn ou Mr
Lee's lot, adjoining a lot that he
sold to Dr Campbell last year. Mr
Lee's wounds, though quite severe,
are doing nicely and it is expected
that he will be out soon'. Mr Camp
bell was placed under bond for ap
pearance at the Mayor's Court
; Carthage Blade.
LEXINGTON WAKING UP.
Business Men Organize tor the Promotion
of Business Enterprises.
Lexington has organized a Board
of Trade with the folloffing officers:
president, II B Varner; secretary,
Wade II Phillips, Esq. An execu
tive committee consisting of Z V
Walscr, Esq, Dr E J Buchanan,
J W Crowell, J T Hedrick, G Fos
ter Han kins and B II Finch, was
appointed. The treasurer was E B
Craven. Each if these gentlemen
is a leading, progressive business
man, and the board of trade will
under their management le one of
the liveliest institutions of the kind
iu the State.
Great things fnr the town are ex
pected from this aggregation of ac
tive, "aggressive business people. It
will proceed at once to advertise the
opportunities and facilities Lexing
ton offers to industries, will advo
cate and promote improvements and
will actively solicit the .nvestment
of ccpital in manufacturing enter
prises, standing ready to assist and
to co-operate with anv would-be
The school here will close Friday
the 9th iust one of its most success
ful Jterms. The enrollment has
been large with a good average at
tendance, and the pupils have made
tine progress in their studies. Miss
Cora Anderson, of Denton, has been
in charge of the school and is highly
esteemed by both her pupils and the
patrons of the school. She will be
greatly missed when she returns
home for the vacation.
Messrs Milton Skeen and Milton
Lackey are operating a new saw
mill here. They are cutting lum
ber for Mr Walter Harris.
Mr N A Yates spent Monday in
It is with sad hearts we chronicle
the death of Mrs Crissie Simmons,
wife of Joseph S Simmons, of Steeds,
That awful and dread disease,
consumption, claimed her as its vic
tim just as she was in the prime of
She died February 24th, 1906, at
the ag of 29 year.
She was a daughter of the late
A W Saunders, of Asheboro. A
devoted wife and mother. She leaves
a husband, two children, one sister
and hosts of friends to mourn their
Central Falls Store Co.
The E O York Store Co. and
Webster & Allred, at Central Falls,
have been consolidated under the
firm name of Central Falls Store Co,
and will carry a complete line ef
general merchandise at that place.
They have leased and are moving in
to the company store building
known as the Big store. The busi
ness will be under the management
of Mr li u xork. Mr York paid
the Courier a pleasant call Monday
and reports that both the old firms
bad enjoyed a prosperous business
during the past year and the Courier
bespeaks for the new firm continued
Mr W I Myrick, County Organizer
tor tne state iiaracca Classes, spent
Sunday in Asheboro. Sunday after
noon he met a large number of
young men at the Methodist Protes
tant church and organized a class of
11 mem here. Mr B A Yeargin was
elected president, and G G Hen
dricks, teacher, and James Bunch,
The class will meet each Sunday
in connection witn tne regular Sun
Miss Virginia Maunev. of Salis
bury, has accepted a position as
stenographer with Lane Bros & Co,
at Huntington. W Va. Misa Man.
ney has many friends in this section.
xne oansoury rost referring to her
doparture savs: Miss Maunev is one
of the town's most attractive young
women, and oalrsbury society will
be a big loser by her leaving. The
position she accents carries with it a
The coroners iurv on Morula.
after a full investigation decided
that the infant of Nin Thompson
wmcn was buried ounday came to
its death from bruises and a broken
neck at the hands of some neraon to
the jurors unknown. It is to be
hoped that the gurlty person may be
overtaken and punished.
MURDER IN FIRST DEGREE.
George Hasty, Formerly of
Randleman, Convicted o f
Murdej of Milan Bennett, at
Gaffney, S. C.
The jury in the case againt George
Hasty, at Gastonia, charged with
the murder of Milan Bennett, actor,
returned a verdict of murder m the
first degree Tuesday morning.
Coupled with the verdict was a re
quest for the mercy of the court.
The decision was no surprise to
those who heard the evidence und it
is the general opinion that the young
man is fortunate to escape with a
sentence of life imprisonment, which
is permitted under the laws of couth
Judge Memmington sentenced the
prisoner to life imprisonment in the
State penitentiary at Columbia.
I he case against nasty for the
killing of Abbott Davidson at the
same time, was continued, pending
the final disposition of the Bennett
The prisoner is a son of Wm
Hasty, of Randleman, and was em
ployed at the Piedmont Inn where
the crime was committed in Decem
ber. The Inn was conducted by
two of Hasty 's brothers.
.KILLED BY TRAIN.
Young Man Found Unconscious by Track.
Wat Soon to Wed.
W J Thompson, a young white
man, aged about -u years, was
found by the track of the A & A
Railroad near Star Friday morning
in an unconscious condition. His head
was cut and his skull fractured. He
lived only a short while aftei he
It is believed that he was struck
by the passenger train which passed
Star about 10 o'clock Thursday
Mr Thompson, prior to January
1st, was section master for the A &
A, and was a very favorably known
citizen. He was soon to have been
murried to a young lady at Star.
At the residence of Hugh McCain
in Back Creek township, March 1st,
Mr M TJ Kanoy and Miss Pearl
Neighbors, both of Spero, Hugh Mc
Cain, J P, officiating.
Eli Allred, of Rilev's Store, was
married February 25th to Miss Lo'i
Smith, of Versales, Davidson coun
ty. The ceremony was performed
at the home of Thos L Russell,
J P Mr Russell officiating.
At the home of the brides father,
J M Kime, at Central Falls, or
Friday evening last Mr Harris Jen
nings and Miss Sarah Kime were
married by Mr A F Cox, J P. Af
ter the ceremony a sumptuous sup
per was served.
Mr John C Rush, of lower Mont
gomery, and Miss Rosa Wooley, of
Randolph county, were married at
ths home of Mr R.J DeatOtl,
lower Montgomery, on the evening
of Feb 26, 1906. Mr Rush is a
son of Mr Martin Rush, and Mrs
Rush is a daughter of Mr Eli
Wooley, formerly of Montgomery
but now of Randolph. Montgom
A High Compllmsnl.
We are glad Senator Overman has
given his endorsement to the candi
dacy of Col W P Wood, of Rahdolph
county, for the position bv whatever
name it may be called, of marking
the graves of Confederate soldiers
who died in Federal prisons. Col
Wood was a soldier among soldiers
in time of battle, accepted the arbi
trament of war becomingly and is
now, as he has been since the begin
ning of leconstruction days, one of
North Carolina's foremost'men. We
hope every member of the North
Carolina delegation will espouse hia
candidacy. Salisbury Post
The testimony in the case ajminat
Dr Matthews charcinsr wife mnrder
was concluded Thursday at noon.
The reports assert that the weakness
of the rebuttal testimony for prose
cution was surprisingly weak. The
defense introduced the testimony of
Dr Corothers, of Connecticut, who
was emphatic in his opinion that
the defendant was insane. His testi
mony on the effect of drugs npon
the mind and system proved the
featare of the case. The case is in
the hands of the jury as The Cou
rier goes to press. A verdict of not
guilty" id expected owing to the
evidence of insanity brought on by
the use of morphine.