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ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH IS 1906.
OUR RALEIGH LETTER.
Dr Kilgo Improving New Trus
; The friends of Re" Dr J C Kilgo,
of Trinity College, will learn with
' pleasure of his improved condition.
! On his return to Durham from Bal
! timore last week he was compelled
to take to his bed and for several
days his condition was such as to
' alarm his friends and family.
; The following, new trustees of
Trinity College to fill vacancies, are
announced: Dr E G Register, Char
; lotte; Rev J It Seroggs, Winston;
! Dr 0 C B McMullen, Elizabeth City;
? Rev W L Cunninggim. Chief Mar-
ehal Jerome and Chief Manager
Ogburn have appointed the follow
ing assistants for the next Com
mencement: II e s p e r i a n C C
Barnhardt, of Coucord, Fred Flow
ers, of Durham,- A L Wiseburg, of
Durham, L E Blanchard, of Hert
ford, J M Mays, of Pete; sburg, Va,
L G White, of Norfolk, Va. Colum
bian W R Grant, of Rehoboth,
K W Parham, of Monroe, U R
Rowe, of Salisbury, Arnold Briggs,
of Dnrham, W W Watson, of Vy
socking, J N Potts, of Amelia, Va, .
The Methodist Protestant College
committee last Saturday took defi
nite steps looking to the opening of
the proposed college of that denomi
nation at Oak Ridge next fall. It
is understood that the Messrs Holt,
who have for a ' number of years
successfully operatated Oak Ridge
Institute will be at the head of . the
new college. Another meeting of,
the committee will be held to per
fect details lifter some additional ar
rangements haye been guaranteed.
The newly commissioned United
States Marshal for this, the Eastern
District of N C has gone to Rock
ingham to the bedside of his father,
the venerable Col Oliver II Dockery,
who for many years was regarded as
the leading and ablest Republican
in North Carolina and missed being
governor of the state by Daniel L
Russell bea;ing him by the fraction
of one vote for the Repbulican nomi
nation 189G. The new marshal,
Claubins Dockery, will assume the
active discharge of the duties of his
position upon his return to Raleigh.
The executive committee of the
State Fair, which last year secured
President Roosevelt as the principal
attraction, has adopted a resolution
inviting Hon William Jeuniug3
Bryan to visit the fair this year and
deliver the address.
tfst federal Court ) urort.
The following gentlemen in this
and adjoiuing counties have been
drawn for the April term of U S
District and circuit courts at G reens
boro: In Randolph: S M Stanton,
Level Cross; Thos Arnold,. Wheat
more; C W Shaw, Pisgah;WW
Jones, Asheboro; J S Redding,
Maud; S E Free, Cedar Falls.
From Guilford: J L Parrish,
High Point; Wilson Holmes, Greens
boro; G W Alley, Jr, Greensboro;
W C Denny, High Point; Dr Wes
ley Coble, Pleasant Garden.
"From Davidson: W F Curry, Lex
ington; E F Westmoreland, Thomas
ville; John Raker, Lexington.
From Alamance: Jacob S Long,
Mebane; B F White, Mebane; John
C Foust, Alamance.
The special term of United States
District Court in Greensboro was
convened this week to try the ex
revenue officials for corruption in
office. None of the ex-revenue of
ficials who were indicted were pres
ent except J W Hasty. District
Attorney llolton insisted on a trial
of Hasty but his Attorney, Spencer
Adams asked a continuance owing
to the absense of two of the council.
Mr Watson, who was ill and ex
Governor Aycock, who could not be
The special term of court was ad
journed to try this ex-revenue of
ficial on Tuesday Sept. 4 th 1906.
The next regular term of federal
conrt will commence in Greensboro
on the first Monday in April. It
can last but two weeks, for a special
term to try Representative Black
burn wili begin April 17th.
It is said that Judge Nathan Goft
will preside at the special term to
Capt A E Burns is not able to be
up jet. The wounds on his face
are still painful, but ara healing
slowlj. It was a bad shock he got.
BELL'S GROVE SCHOOL.
Address by Mr Christenburg of Charlotte, a
Feature of Closing
Interesting exercises marked the
closing of the school at Bells Giove
Friday. March 2. The program
was enjoyed by a large audience.
The feature of the exercises was
an address by Mr II J Christenbury
of Charlotte. The school which
has been in charge of Prof Surratt,
did a good years work. His ef
ficency is highly appreciated by
the patrons of the school.
We are sorry to report Messrs L
G Rngsell, V J Coggin, W M Rus
sel and Jerome and N L Rachel on
the sick list this week.
Mr A C Griffin is having a nice
residence built here.
Reed Ilanner, of Asheboro, visited
relatives in our section a few days
Mr W A Clodfeller, of Troy visit
ed his son, J 1) Clodfeller, a few
Rev Mr hCristenbury preached
an excellent sermon at Hillsljpro, :
The Coi'RiEit is a welcome visitor
in our home. We are glad it has
become an eight page paper.
Randolph Superior Court Convenes Monday,
March 1 9th Light Docket,
The Spring term of Randolph
Superior Court conrenes Monday
March 19th. Judge Geo W Ward,
of Elizabeth City will preside,
The criminal docket is very light
aud will consume only two or three
Five persons are in jail await
ing trial during this term. They
are Elijah Elliott, John Beeson,
and Mat McColluin, all white; and
Elzy Hamlin and Will Langly col
ored. The most important case on the
crimnal docket is the State vs A L
Langley, alledging the maintenance
of a null dam which contributed to
the ill health of the citizens of the
community in Columbia township
where the dam is located.
Mr and Mrs, "K ll Carl' and little
Miss Lucy Neal of High Point
visited relatives here on Saturday
I The protracted meeting, that has
! been going on for a week, has been
I productivej.f much good. Rev B F
j llargott has preached some strong
j sermons, and is endearing himself
j to his people. In the absence of the
j pastor on last Sunday, Rev Mr
I Hilliard, of High Point came down
! and preached a good sermon.
Mr Paul is building a store house,
on the lot where he lives. He will
soon be ready to put in a stock of
Rev Mr Hicks has been sick for
several days, but is better now.
Capt Parkin, Mrs J D Brame and
Miss Paul are all sick, and unable
to be out.
Miss Nan Heitnian and her friend
Miss J.Uuse, of High Point, spent
Dr Dnd Peacock and tamily
visited at Mis Can's la.it week. Dr
Peacock has just returned from
Baltimore where he has been for
treatment in Johns Hopkins Hospi
tal for the past three months. He
is very much improved.
Mr Lon White and family of
Raleigh have moved into the "Eng
lish house" and will make their
home here. We are glad to have
them among us.
Mrs Frank Wood has returned
Mrs Prof Johnson, of High Point,
visited here on Sunday.
Knitting Mill Projected.
Thursday night, February loth
a meeting "of citizens will be held
in the olliee of the Bank of Ran
dolph, in the interest of a proposed
knitting mill to be located here.
Mr G E Petty, a Randolph boy,
now living at Albemarle, spent
several days here last week promot
ing the enterprise aud succeeding
in raising a large part of the $15,
000 stock required. The mill will
operate about forty machines, and!
produce a very high grade of ladies' j
misses and children's hose.
Prof J M Bandy, wno was city
engineer at Lauriuburg, S C,
left Greensboro Monday for his new
home. Prof Bandy is a Randolph
young man, spending his early years
at Trinity. Later he was principal
of the Asheboro Public School,
bor several vears 1 e has been civil
engineer at GreensbDio.
1193 MINERS KILLED.
Catastrophe of Incalculable
Horror in France.
Paiis, March 11th. An explosion
of fire-damp early Saturday morning
carried death and destruction
throughout the net work of a coal
mine centered at Courriers. Short
ly before the explosion 1 795 miners
had been lowered into the mines
and of these but 591 have come to
the surface. A rescue, party of
several hundred men are engaged in L'
a search for the bodies entombed
Deenest doom has been cast over:
the entire French Republic on ac
count of the accident and contri-
butions to the relief fund are being
Henri Rothschild has contributed
$4,000 for the relief of the stricken
families who have been suddently
cut off f i om their means of support.
School Exhibitions Furnish Amusement for
the Young People.
Rev C A Wood preached two very
excellent sermons Sunday and Sun
day night. The morning service
was a special service ' arranged by
the American Bible Society. Mr
Wood was at his best and many
words of commendation were heard
legarding the sermon.
We regret to chronicle the depart
ure of our esteemed friend and popu
lar druggist, Dr R P Lyon. We
hope to have him with u again.
Mr Wili York, of Staley, was here
Mrs H B Carter is spending sever
al days with Mrs P V Carter, in
Mr R D Thomas is visiting in
Durham this week.
The Ramseur Cornet Baud is
making some fine music and are hav
ing calls already for commencements
this spring. They will go to Park's
Cross Roads March 24th to play for
Pvf fi n WmitWlv'x evhiliirinn. !
A number of young people at-1
tendod 'the exhibition at Hickory j
Grove Saturday. t
Prof D M W eatherly, ot h rank-
linville, was in town Sunday to the!
delight of his many friends.
Mr J jn Copcland, our popular
engineer of Southern railway, is off
for a few days' rest.
MissGainey Guest nl Honor.
Misses V.thi and Annie Blair en- i
Wtained the Ramblers at their home They were instantly killed.
Saturday in honor of their friend,
Miss Gainey, of Guilford College, j Why Not Items.
Nearly all of the members were! Miss Mamie Lawrence has re
present and several visitors. J turned to AlberniiU.le,
A musical program in which , MiM KUu Anmau is expoctla
musses .inline j.uumueu.1, j-iuuint i
Bulla and Etta Blair took part, had
been arranged by the hostesses after
which a Geographical contest of
North Carolina was used. Cards
were passed witu question
answers were umerenc counties , in ;
North Carolina. Airs J D Rossi
won the prize which was a North I
uarouna seal pin aim miss ueiu,
Moffitt the consolation a bunch of j
violets. Miss Gainey, the guest of
honor, answered all the questions,
so was presented with a box of candy.
Delicious refreshments were served.
The Misses Blair are uniong Ashe
boro's most entertaiuing hostesses,
and the afternoon proved an enjoya
ble event for all attendants.
Measles Scare Abating.
Prof. G. F. Garner, of Why Not,
reported when here Saturday, that i
the measles scare in the vicinity of i
Why Net is abating. It greatly at-1
fected aud attendance at the Acad !
my of which he is principal, lie
report that within a tevv days att r ;
the epidemic sturteil the niimuer ot
pupils attending decreased from
about 80 to 27, and that only one
case had developed among the pu
pils of the school. The list of a.
teudants is gradually becoming nor
Telephone Be'ng Pushed.
Mr Clay Armfield, of Greensboro,
arrived Monday night with a force
of linemen to push the reconstruc
tion of the Asheboro Telephone
System. The exchange will be
moved from the old building on
South Fayetteville street to the
second Uoor of the building which is
being remodeled on Depot street by
Mr R R Rots. The new switch board
will be installed there and the line
put in operation at the earliest possi
Write uj and enter your Jnaine in
the contest for premiums. This is
the week to begin.
Things that Have Happened In
and Out of the State.
The Home Talent Music Festival
will be held at Greensboro April Cth.
The Cecil Bros have established a
hub and handle company at High
High Point is to have another
chair factory, B A and Joe Best are
High Point silk mills is to be en-
to. 11 c'T'uy tnac win eni-
- L10? oW ,liUuls-
Mr E L Tlmmnsnn s, rf Mr
'Tobe Thompson, died in Salisbury
on Monday of this .week, aged 0
The Southern will extend the
block system to Ashville and per
haps further, in the near future.
J II Horah was run over by a
buggy driven by two young ladies.
in Salisbury on Saturday of last
week and sustained slight injuries.
There are more than 1400 rural
libraries in the State every countv
in the state has one or more of these
Lexington business men have sent
a committee to Washington to ask
for an appropriation for a public I
building theie. j
District Attorney Jerome of New i
York has instituted libel suits j
against the New York Hearst papers j
for 200,000. !
The adjourned session of the Jan- J
uiry term of U. S. District court i
convened at Greensboro Tuesday. I
Prosecution of revenue officers con-;
tin les the order of the day.
Col. W. D. Mann, editor nt Town j
Topic.-", has been indicted for per jury ;
during the recent trial of Editor
Norman Hapgood, of Collier's
. o i)nenmonia lire
- . - eported at.the Thoniasville Orphan-
One death occurred Friday.
yQm. other cliiUlren are dangeiously
W J Weir aud John Whitelow,
were crushed under a boiler at l!al
eigh Saturday. The boiler was be
ing hauled'to the quarry near the
city when it toppled off the wagon
i r Klnn I n cw this wpefc.
Mr A B Trogdon, who has a
position with tha SAL railroad at
Aberdeen visited at home recently.
Mr J A Monroe has returned
o;from g C where h
has been for
Migg yMa Ki ig
T A Aumun Vine nnrnhuorul u
fiM team of horses and Mcg(jrg j B
Slack aud E C Poteet have each
Mr Cleve Ellis came over Satur
day taking Miss Daisy Ellis back
Mr Harbard Lucas, of Montgom
ery, was here recently making ar
rangements to enter his children in
Death has again visited this sec
tion. On Sunday morning March
.ith Mr John M
Yow was called
froin time to eternity. He w
.,i.011t .15 vears old and leaves a wife
U11J eix children. He was a kind j
mid loving husband, father and u
March the 3rd death claimed the
infant of Mr and Mrs George II
Bean. May their sorrows draw
them nearer their Heavenly Father.
.1 (' Xpwsoii, J A Craven, M F Snider, II
H I'elk, S F l.oHilorn'ilk, J W Moore, It II
Stiller, J L Foiwlwe, .1 W Allred, It C tt'el
lionie, II li IiushcH, ,1 A Xanre, S B JVanv,
V S Beeson, I' V Turner, F T Mneon, 1" K
Reeves, S S CoMe, A C Aunian, J M Burrow.
C W Field. Mins (iertrmlo Fields, I. E
Workman, W W Spencer, I) M WeatherU-, J ,
S Macon, Dr It I) Patterson, VV M .Mitchell, J j
M Lvndon, W II Wrenn, V W I.asiter, E C
WillinniH, J II Hill, Mary Wood, E SKeaniK, I
J A liichardHon, J U t'oi kmaii, Alson Ail- I
man, Jesse Frazier, V S l.!at!in, J M Cavo
neris, Mis M E Martin, J II Burgess, W E
Ini'iam, Or T Viincaniioii, II A Henson, J G i
York, A S Callieutt, .1 M li'owlaud, T 1'
Krazier, Miss Cora Anderson. Julian Carni'r.
J It Bedding, W G Hill, Jitliro Auiuan, G
Mioses Eva and Blanche Atbtiry,
0f Asbury, visited Miss Ihilah Fox
Missionary Institute to be Held at Trinity
Conference at Asheboro.
The second quarterly conference,
of the M E Church was held at this
place Sunday and Monday. Dr S
B Turrentine P E preached a most
excellent sermon Sunday night to a
large audience. After transacting
the regular business that came be
fore the conference Monday morning
delegates were elected to the district
missionary institute to be held at
old irinity March 30 and 31 and
also delegates to the District Con-
ference to be held at Asheboro be-
gining July 24th.
Mr Isaac Burrow, of Ore Hill,
spent Saturday night and Sunday
with his parents, Mr and Mrs John
M J Conner has moved his family
from near Spero to this city and his
children have accepted positions
with the Randolph Mfg Co.
Miss Flossie Stout is on the sick
list this week.
Mrs Wiley Cox is visiting her
daughter M'rs Wm Grimes at Liber
ty this week.
Misses Bessie Cox, Minnie aud
Florence Tippett went to High
Point Saturday returning Tuesday,
M W Free, one of nur most, suc
cessful fishermen, has improved hiSj'01' 011 railroad with Capt Peak,
fishery by putting in new nets and. . Mr S C Glass visited at Mr Laugh
is now doing a good business with j u s Sunday.
the tinny tribe. ! The Redding Mine is being open-
Mr H Maiier has resigned his po-1 "l1 ng"1"
sihon with the Franklinville Mfg! e are having a good school here
Co and left Saturday accompanied'"1" although Prof Bowman
by his father W I) Maner for High greatly handicapped by
Point where he has accepted a po-! "ickness in school and in his family,
sition with the Myrtle Furniture Co. I Vro Bowman is a progressive teach-
Mr Abe Hudson, of Randleman, I iillJ excellent gentleman,
spent Sunday in the city. ! 1 m S,iul 10 see TlIE Coumeii
Mr Henry" Hackney, of Charlotte, fighting for good schools and good
is spending some time in town with roads. Prof Way ulso deserves
his parants Rev and Mrs J D Hack- j credit for his work.
lle l. ... r , , . , i Fair View News.
Miss elhe Jordon has resigned1
her position with the Franklins-! Mr W G Brokaw aud guests have
ville Mfg Co and will peud some I decided to remain until the 22nd of
time visiting. j this month.
Mr Rufus C Chandler died at his , 'rhe littles of Mrs Lethe Rub
home near here Feb 27th of appeu-il"" 's vt'rY i11 w,lh
dicitis aged 50 "ears 10 months and; Several of our people have been
17davsaiid was hurried at Giles attending the series of meetings at
Chapel.- He leaves a wife and ! Trinity this week,
three children to mourn their loss ! Mr Henry W inslow u all smiles
and who have the sympathy of our " ton pound bov.
people. Mr Chandler was a kinJj Mr E C Cranford celebrated his
and affectionate husband, a loving; 52nd birthday last buiuhiy. I he
father and a good citizen and was i guests present were Mrs Allie Cope
held in high esteem bv all who 1 laud. ad sons loiii and Hal, of
knew him Greensboro; Mr A L Marsh and
Mr Baseom Cox, our clever livery-' Miss Pearl; Mis Fred l!ockett. Miss
man made a trip to Greensboro re- j Annie llarget, and Mr C J.assey.
cently and purchased two tine horses ! Mr llarget preached one of his
tobe auded to his already well most excellent sermons to a large
equipped stables. J congregation at lair lew church
HenrvAUred is in High Point ! Sunday evening.
for a week's vacation., j A Can' of Thanks. .
Mr Arthur Cox has accepted a . .
position with the White Oak Mills. 1 wish to express through the
Mr Dick Ellison has moved into columns of the Courier my sincere
his new residence just out side he 1 thanks to our many friends foi the.r
northern limits of the city. kindness shown us during my has-
Messrs II A Russell and Hugh' band"s recent sickness nnd death anii
Parks are now visiting northern j y they be abundantly bloated in
markets I the Great Beyond.
. ; MusRC ClI.YN"J.F.I. .
Will Handle Country Produce.
Mr J T Turner, of Liberty, paid
the CouiUF.it a pleasent call Tues
day afternoon. Mr Turvser has
just completed a store at Liberty,
which he will occupy April 1st do
ing a country produce business.
In this connection a promintnt
railroad official recently remarked
that Liberty shipped more country
produce than any other town in the
State. The towns between Wilkes
boro and Wilmington have held the
During court week Assistant
Lecturer J W Rowell, who has been
in Asheboro for several days, will
deliver Masonic lectures each day.
The lodge rooms will be open from
0 to 12 o'clock each morning; from
a until 5 o'clock every afternoon
and every evening after ?::() o'clock.
All Masons visiting Asheboro during
the week are invited to spend as
much of their time as possible at
the lodge rooms over Heudrick's
Aid Society Supper.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the
M P church will sell sandwitches
and coffee in the brick building
known as the old Emporium near
the court house on Tuesday. At
night they will sell chicken salad,
coffee, ice cream and cake.
Sheriff Finch, who was injured in
the wreck on the railroad last week
is improving ana is aole to sit up
some and walk across the room.
; One of his legs is paralyzed.
Negro Boy with a Bad Record
Arrested and Placed in Jail.
Geo Hearne, a colored boy aged
about 1C years, was placed in jail
Tuesday for attempt at rape, carry
ing a weapon concealed and resisting
officer James Free, Jr, who wa.s
deputized to make the arrest.
Hearne has served a part of a term
in the penitentiary for robbery.
When convicted of this offense it
was in evidence that the person robb-
j e(l w:l3 drunk, and that he tried to
j "L11' 1011 uie uruuKen man, wnom
he had robbed on the railroad track
so that the train would kill him
and conceal his crime.
He was pardoned several years
ago by by Gov Aycock on account of
his mother being old and without
means of support.
Mr John Brady visited "frieuds"
in High Point Sunday.
Mr A F Cox, has received some
nice spring suits which he offers at
very reasonable prices.
Mr Ed Johnson, of Ramseur ac
cepted a position with C F Mfg Co.
Mr Ed Edwards, uf Monbo, N C,
has located in our town and will
Miss Cora Anderson, or Deuton,.
spent Monday in Asheboro.
Miss Veil Jordon, of Central
Falls was in Asheboro Monday.
Mr and Mrs J C Ridge, of Jack
sou Creek, were in town. Monday
Mr W J Page, of Elise, Moore
county was in town Tuesday on
Miss Elba ililler has finished her
school iu the country and returned
Mr Will Kivett of Liberty town
ship, has moved in the dwelling
house opposite Mr O R Fox's.
Our workers who want premiums
are credited with every subsciiptiou
sent in whether old or new.
Miss Mattie Thompson.
! been visiting relatives at Holly has
returned to her home at Graham.
Mrs W T llerndon and daugh
ter Miss Geitrude, ofElou College,
are visiting Mrs J T Mollitt on Sun
Mr C E Kcarns and wife and
Lee M Kearns have returned to
their home at Holly after a visit
with relatives iu Alamance county.
Mr W T Hurley, formerly
superintendent of the Col
j Cotton Mills at Ramseur, has ac
cepted the management of the new
; mills being erected at Biscoe. Mr
Hurley was for several years super-
I intendent of the Cabarrus mill but
for several months has had charge
of the Bala mill.