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ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 1906.
HIGH POINT STRIKE.
Hundreds of Wood Workers Locked
EFFICIENT WORKMEN, BUT
Thli 1 the only Charge Against the
Head of Families now Walking
High Point Street Employer
Had Anticipated Union De
mand at an Early Date
Many Leave the City
A week ago all operatives in the
High Point furniture factories, were
notified that after March 3ist, an
persons carrying labor anion mem
bership cards would be discharged.
As a result an Monday, hundreds
of workers and the employes of the
plate glass factory at High Point
were walking the streets. The
Amalgamated Wood Workers' Un
ion had a large following ia High
Point, and the membership rapidly
increased after the decree of the
manufacturers was known.
Though the manufacturers an
ticipated dangerous rioting which
caused a large number, of special po
lice to be sworn in the rear of all
business houses, no serious trouble
has occurred, and there has been
little drinking and excited argument
apparent on the streets.
Hundreds have quietly left High
Point to seek employment elsewhere.
On Monday twenty or or more fami
lies joined in the pilgrimage.
Representatives of the National
Federation of Labor are on the scene
trying to adjust the trouble and it
is though some agreement will be
The manufacturers have been pre
paring for the lock-out for several
weeks gradually breaking in Bcab
labor to take the positions of the
It is learned that all those dis
charged under the ruling, received
in their pay envelopes Saturday, a
cetificate saying they were discharg
ed in "good standing." It is fur
ther learned that the Union Labor
has given no trouble, and made no
demands of their employers; , that
their membership in the union was
their only offenBe and that the ma
jority of those now walking the
streets were efficient in their work.
The manufacturers resorted to this
in an effort to rid the town of the
UNIFORM COURSE OF STUDY.
Will Cover Three Year' Work Will
Prepare Student to Eater College and
At the meeting Saturday of the
Association of High schools it was
decided to adopt a uniform course
of study covering three years work
above the elementary echoal course.
In all the schools the same work
will be required in mathematics,
English, and history. In other sub
jects the course will be elective at
the judgment of the teacher. The
course prepares for the college and
university, ana ai me same ume is
e'astic enough to satisfy individual
This action was taken by the fol
lowing schools: Ramseur High
School, Franklinville High School,
Shiloh Academy, Rsnleman Graded
School, Asheboro Graded School
and Farmer Institute.
The leaders in this movement to
nnify and evsteniize the work of the
schools of the county are to be con
gratulated on this resultAit means
much to the educational interests of
Meeting of Randolph Book Club.
One of the most enjoyable meet
ings that the Randolph Book Club
has had this season was held aa Col.
W. P. Wood's residence on last Fri
day, with Mrs. W. A. Underwood as
hostess. Mrs. Underwood has spent
most of thia winter in Randleman,
but has attended almost every club
meeting. Notwithstanding the bad
weather several members were pres
ent current events were first siren
and a paper on Queen Elizabeth,
after which the members discussed
the subject freely. The hostess had
prepared a "mental contest," the
answer to each question ending in
"mental" for instance Equipment
lor musician was instrumental.
Miss Erwin won the prize, a beau
tiful basket of candy for guessing
every question. Dainty refresh
ments were served.
R. E. Johnson went to Whitney,
Tuesday on business.
WM. B. HART DEAD.
End Came .Suddenly at Thomasvllle
Last Friday. Was Highly Esteemed.
The news of the sudden death of
Capt. Wm. B. Hart, of Thomasville,
on Friday March 30th, came as a
shock to many people, but to none
more so than to those interested in
mines and . mining. Capt. Hart
came originally from Providence, R.
I., about twenty-five years ago and
has established a reputation and has
shown a knowledge of mining which
makes his death a serious loss to that
He was riding on a wagon and on
his way from the mine to dinner at
the hotel. The driver of the wagon
discovered the condition of Capt.
Hart and called assistance, and re
moved him from the wagon to the
ground where he died in a few mo
ments. interest. He had made a specialty
of milling gold and silver ore. He
was the 'mill superintendent of the
Iola gold mine in Montgomery
County, one of the largest gold pro
ducing mines in the South. He
was also assistant superintendent
and full superintendent of a mine in
Randolph county which produced
over $300,000 worth of gold durig
the time it was under his charge.
Capt. Hart was a man of the high
est integrity, a social favorite and
withal a good fellow in the highest
sense of that term. He was a mem
ber of St. John's Masonic lodge in
Providence, the lodge of which Gen.
George Washington was a member.
Capt. Hart was fifty-five years
of age, a man of excellent habits
and known far and wide for his un
ostentatious charity. He leaves a
widow and three sons to mourn their
loss. The remains were taken to
Providence for interment and were
accompanied by his wife and
Doe the Law Limit the Cost of Bridge
to a Cost of f SOOl Question Bt
fore Randolph Commissioners.
Citizens petitioning for a bridge
across Ueep Kiver asked that the
contract for a $2,000 bridge, ordered
by the board some weeks ago, be let;
but upon examination of the law
through the attorney to the board,
it was decided that they were only
authorized to construct bridges at a
cost not to exceed $500 under the
revised code of laws, of the State
and to. construct the bridge previ
ously provided for would require a
special act of legislature. The law
in question is found in Chapter 6 5,
of the revised code, paragraph 2696
on page 804.
The Board of County Commis
sioners of Raodolph County met in
regular monthly sesssion at tha
court house Monday morning H. T.
Caveness, chairman; H. G. Lassiter
and A. N. Bulla were present.
Nothing but routine business
came before the board with the ex
ception of a bridge matter in which
the power given county com
missioners to construct bridges in
the county was questioned.
MOTHER WAS MISS JULIAN.
Senator Carmaek, of Tennessee, Is a son
of the Randolph Family.
Senator Carmaek, of Tennessee,
was in Salisbury Saturday -enroute
home from Washington.
The Tennesson is a' most in
teresting man and to his national
popularity there is added a local
liking for him. His mother was a
J ulian, a member of the Randolph,
North Carolina family and Rowan's
sheriff and Salisbury's editor are
relations at a distance.
Mr. Editok: Is it so that Asbe
boro has no town commissioners?
Some one told me that ' vour streets
were never in worse condition, and
that the bridges were getting so bad
that it was almost necessary for a
pereon to g-t out and lead his horse
across them. I thought you had some
town commissioners whose duty it
was to attend to such matters. Peo
ple around here are anxious for you
to get your streets in better condi
tion. Let us know when vour com
missioners get to work.
- , .A bubBcriber.
Capt. E. W. Jones, of the Virginia
National Guard, convicted of the
muider of Maude Cameron Robin
son, formerly of Selma, N. C, whose
head it is alleged he almost sevgred
with a razor which he afterwards
used in cutting his own throat, has
entered upon his 18 years' prison
CALL FOR COURIER CLUB RAISERS.
Enter Your Name On Our List at Once and Win One of the
Premiums Offered. Hundreds of Dollars will be Distrib
uted in Presents During the Next Few Weeks.
In arranging this contest we have
endeavored to offer a reward to
workers sufficient to make them en
thusiastic and at the same time make
the work of securing subscribers
easy, so they could not fail to win
prizes Every one who pays one dol
ar IN ADVANCE will get free with
The Courier one of these papers
oneyear, the Woman s Magazine, The
Metropolitan and Rural Home, The
Southern Agriculturist, or the
Farm and Fireside for one year.
This contest begins NOW and will
close July 1, 1906. The person
who sends us the largest number bf
subscriptions during that time will
receive as a prize a handsome Na
tional Sewing Machine, which sells
To the person who sends in
the second largest list of subscribers
we will give a Champion New Home
Sewing Machine, price $65.00. .
To the person who obtains for us
the third largest list of subscribers we
will give one Carolina Cook Steve
witL "B" list with pipe, including
full and complete cooking outfit
which sells everywhere for $18.00.
This stove is on exhibition at the
Lewis & Winslow Hardware Com
To the person sending us the
fourth largest list we will give a
genuine American movement ladies'
vatch made by the New York Stan
dard Watch Company, fitted ia a
gold filled hunting case, warranted
for 20 years. It is a stem-wfndei
and stem-setter, and in every way a
reliable time keeper. Each casj is
To the worker who sends us the
fifth largest list we will give a watch
with movement like the foregoing
description except a ten year guaran
To the person sending us the
sixth largest list we will give
a pari? of . jQueen Quality- so.
worth $3.50. These shoes are on
exhibition at Messrs Wood & Mor
The person sending us the
seventh largest -list, will receive
a pair of the celebrated White House
Patent Leather Blucher Ladies'
Shoes worth 3.50. These shoes can
be seen at anytime at the Morris-Scarboro-Moffitt
The person Bending us the eigth
largest list will receive a pair of
the popular Woman's College
Walking Shoes, worth 3.50. It can
be seen at Mr W J Miller's store.
The worker sending us the ninth
largest subscription list we will give
free a beautiful 52-piece porcelain
To the person sending us the
tenth largest subscriptions we will
give a handsome water set worth
The person sending us the eleventh
largest list of subscribers will re
ceive a 14-piece combination Ameri
can Beauy Rose silver set, consist
ing of 1 dozen Tea bpoons, ssugar
Shell and Butter Knife to match,
pure coin silver plated over nickel
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Every dollai sent we count one
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ESCAPED CONVICT CAPTURED.
Three Prisoner Attacked Guard. May
or Page and Town Marshal, of Bls
coe, Capture Fugitive. Returned to
Wiley Brower, a negro, and escap
ed convict from the Randolph county
roads, was captured at Biscoe Sun
day night by Mayor Frank Page and
town Marshal C. C. Crocker. Brow
er stated that he with two other
convicts knocked one of the guards
in the head and escaped from the
camp Saturday night about 8
o'clock. Brower was sent up from
Montgomery to the roads for selling
whiske last September for two years.
Town Marshal Crocker brought
the convict to Asheboro on the early
morning train Monday and delivered
htm up to the authorities.
If you have friends in other
counties or states who formerly lived
in this section, please send us their
names and addresses, as we desire
this information for a particular
Now here are the "sure things"
prizes those you KNOW you can
get whether you win one of the oth
er prizes or not.
To every person sending us twelve
subscribers at one time with twelve
dollars, we will give a handsome
water set the best made, or, if you
preter, a set of genuine Rodgers
Knives ana torn, either of these sell
anywhere for $5.00 to $6.00. Or to
any person, who will send us 18 sub
scriptions with $18.00, we will send
both thece premiums.
But that is not all,
mase anotner oner that every
body can get and that is that
every worker, who will 6end us six
subscription at one time accompani
ed by $6.00, we will give a
fine porcelain, 30 pjece breakfast
set or for five subscriptions we will
give a handsome stereoscope and
48 colored scenes from all parts of
of the world. This breakfast set
never sold for less than $4.00
and it is worth $6.00 anywhere
and the stereoscope and views
are worth fully as much as the
breakfast set, or if any worker will
send us 10 subscriptions accom
panied by $10, we will sei d both
these handsome premiums.
We know you will wonder how
we can make such a remarkable
offer. To be frank with you we
couldn't if we did not know from
expedience that three-fourths of the
new subscribers obtained in this
way will be turned into regular
subscribers at the end of the year.
We are paying you handsomely
simply to get them started for us.
The merit of the paper, itself will
do the rest and in the long run we
will make a profit and you will be
doing your community a good turn
by inducing the people to read a
paper which teaches them how to
ifjPake more money from their farms
anu in various occupation.
To everyone who sends us as much
$100.00 for subscriptions and job
work together we will give a Cham
pion New Home Sewing Machine.
Any young man who wants a pair
of "Keiths Konqueror" shoes, or a
pair of celebrated King Bee shoe,
or a pair of Crossett's best shoes,
each and every pair sells for $5.00
the world over, or if you want free
the best railroad watch ever made
you can learn how to get them free
by getting subscriptions or job work
for The Courier.
Now the facts are all before yon
and the contest is on. DON'T
WAIT UVTIL TO-MORROW TO
BEGIN WORK. Start now and
keep it up, if you want one of the
big prizes. We will sond you sam
pie copies, if you ask for them, but
we do not furnish receipts and sub
scription blanks except direct to the
subscribers upon receipt of the list
and amount enclosed. An ordinary
peice of paper will do. Don't send
stamps. Put the silver dimes in an
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Asheboro, N C.
ASHEBORO TELEPHONE CO.
Portion of the Town Connected with
Central Exchange Complete Service In
Mr. Clay Armfield and his efficient
corps of linemen have completed
the work of stringing 5,000 feet of
cable for the local telephone com
pany and a force is now busy con
necting the 'phones. In a few days
the service will be complete.
Since the system was demolished
by the sleet, a few weeks ago the
company has doubled its capital
stock and will in a short time have
in operation the most up-to-date
metalic system which will be far in
advance of the old service.
By the time The Courier reach
es its reader our office will be con
nected with all long distance lines j
and as many of the local 'phones as
are in operation and we beg our
friends to phone us all the local
happenings they can. This makes
paper and a good paper will at-1
cent subscribers to count one
scription in the contest.
trat many people fion a distance moved to their new home at Dur
to a town or county. : ham.
Pupil Deserving Commendation for
Their Work During March.
The following pupils of Asheboro
urauecl schools have been awarded
special mention for efficiency in their
worK during the month of March,
Edith Betts, John Brittain, Geo.
McPherson, Alva Betts. Pearl Way.
Garland Lowdermilk, George Betts,
UUian iiunsucker, Gusta Humble.
Lucile Ward, Margaret Morris, Lena
Williams, Joe liendricks. Coleu
Spoon, Edna Norman, Lela Aiken,
Rush Lassiter, Lura Jones, Gertha
Nance, Ruth McPherson, Dorothy
ueniey, uertie fuvett, Jitha Glas
gow, Claudius Crater.
Virtle Caviness, Gertrude Aiken,
Kate Brittain, Hobart Cox, Fred
Plummer, Arthur Presnell, Clara
Presnell, John Swain, Rilla Spoon,
Cleon Spoon, Lucile Scarboro, Ma
bel Spoon, Kate Tucker, Jessie
Ha Aiken, Lummy Cox, Edith
Ilunsucker, Everette Newby, Fanny
Newby, Cornie Wall.
Clyde Aiken, Maude Hall Myrtie
Ridge, Mildred Birkhead, Pearl
Kivett, Eulah Glasgow, Lillie Par-
Farla Spoon, Lillian Coltrane,
Beulah Laughlin, Fannie Hannah,
Basil Bnttain, Clyde Laughlm.
Mamie Morris, Sue Hoover, Ly-
nette Swain, Ernest Williams, Bera
Scarboro, Annie Fox, Enolie Pres
Bessie Laughlin, Lela Hall.
Fleta Fox, Grady Miller, Herndon
Moffitt, John Sexton. Daniel Sharpe.
Marietta Betts, Roscoe Miller.
BABY FOUND IN BOX CAR.
Chief of Police at Rocky Mount Finds a
Home forBeautlful Abandoned Baby.
Mr. M. Reitzel writes from Rocky
Mount, N. C, that early Sunday
morning a beautiful girl baby, sup
posed to be some four or five weeas
old, was found in a box car in south
Rocky Mount. How long it had
been there no one knows. It was
in a black oil cloth valise. A color
ed man was passing by the car and
heard the child crying and went in
the car to find the little stranger
Chief of police Davis was notified
and it was taken to his house and
cared for until quite a number of
ladies of the city called to see the
little stranger to-day. There was
no trouble in getting the little one
a home. Offer after offer of a home
was received from far and near.
One lady who lives in Baltimore was
stopping at the Hotel Woodard
begged for it and said she would
take it and go right to her home in
that city and it should have every
thing money could buy. Mr. and
Mrs. Hobgood came and begged for
it and offered to buy it but Chief
Davis told them they co ild have it,
so to-night this little girl is Miss
Hobgood, of South Rocky Mount.
There are no children in the family
and the people all say no better
home could have been found any
where. ACCIDENT TO AGED LADY. '"
Mr Elisabeth Bridget- Painfully Hurt
at Ramseur. Death of a Little
Mrs Elizabeth Bridgers, of Ram-
seur, fell at her home one day last
week, from which she suffeied the
misfortune of breaking her arm.
Mrs Bridgers is 83 years old.
Pauline Smith, aged three years,
died of diptheria in Ramseur Sat
urday, March 31st. 1 he bereaved
family has the sympathy of the en
Mr. W. H. Watkins, Jr., of
Greensboro, visited his parents here
Saturday and Sundav.
Miss Ora Cox, of High Point, an
experienced and popular milliner,
arrived Monday to take charge of
the millinery department of the
Ramseur Store Cgmpan v.
K. JJ. L nomas and family have
Large Attendance at the Greensboro
Addresses on .Work of 'Mission and
Progress of Methodism and For
eign Field Heard by a Large
Attendance of Delegate and
Friends at Trinity Mch.
29th and 30th. Great
Work In Brazil.
The Missionary Institute of the
Greenpboro District was held at
Trinity, March 29-31, 1906. The
opening sermon was preached by
Rev. J. W. Moore, of Greensboro,'
from the text Ezekial 36: 23. His
theme was, "Work of Foreign Mis
sions; Teaching Men of God;
Preparation; God in Us." It was a
fine sermon. Mr. Moore is an ear
nest Christian worker.
Friday morning Devotional exer
cises were conducted by Dr.
Detwiler, after which the Institute
was organized an I Dr. S. B. Tur
rentine, presiding elder, of the
Greensboro District, was elected
chairman with Rev. Harold Turner,
also of Greensboro, Secretary. Mr.
Turner makes a fine secretary, and
Dr. Turrentine a good presiding
officer, and knows how to make
everything pleasant and harmonious.
Rev G. 11. Detwiler addressed the
audience on "The Enlarging
Vision." Dr. Detwiler held his au
dience almost spell-bound for thirty
minutes. The address was one of
the finest your correspondent ever
heard. The next address, on "Edu
cation and Missions," by Rev. C. A.
Wood, of Ramseur, was also good.
He gave several incidents of his own
younger life. Mr. Wood claims
Randolph as his native county,
though he was born in China. His
father, Rev. Marcus L. Wood, was
the first missionary sent from North
Carolina to China.
At 2: 30 p. m. Devotional exercis
es were conducted by Rev. J. R.
Brooks, after which an address on
"Young People and Missions," was
delivered by Rev. A. T. Bell. Mr.
Bell is an earnest speaker, and made
a fine address.
The next address, by Rev. C. M.
Campbell on "Systematic Giving,"
was listened to with great interest.
After his address which lasted about
thirty minutes, there was open dis
cussion of the subject, that was
At night at 7: 30 Rev T F Marr
preached from Luke 13: 21. It was
one of Mr. Marr's be3t efforts, and
those who know him, know that his
sermons are all fine. He is an elo
quent speaker. Saturday morning at
9: 00 a. m. Devotional exercises were
conducted by Rev. C. M. Campbell.
Rev. Harold Turner then address
ed the Institute on "Echoes from
the Missionary Training School.
Rev. Zensky Hinohara next ad
dressed the meeting on "Japan."
He contrasted the condition of this
country with those of Japan, from
his own personal knowledge. His
portrayal of the death scene of a
Japanese friend who died a Chris
tian, and by that means his father
and mother were converted, was very
The next address was on "Our
Work in Brazil" by Rev. J. L. Ken
nedy. He came from South Ameri
ca last summer. He told of the
rapid strides that Methodism has
made since he went to Brazil. He
said there were only about fifty
preachers to serve about eighteen
millions of people. He said they
now have 5,000 members in full
connection; and that the church last
year paid for Missions $6.00 per
capita. He told what Granberry
College, (named for Bishop Gran
berrv) was doing for education .
Rev. W. H. Willis delivered a
short talk on Missionary Work.
Dr. Detwiler made an effort to or
ganize a Woman's Foreign Missiona
Resolutions were passed thanking
the people of Trinity for their hos
pitality, after which the benediction
was pronounced by Rey. N. R. Rich
ardson. Colored Wedding.
John Bell, an aged and respected
colored citizen of Asheboro, will
marry Nancy Kearns, of Randleman,
at the colored Baptist church here
April 11th. John Bell is 64 years
old and Nancy Kearns ia 55 years