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VOL. XXXI. . ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 1906. No 16. ii
A SAD DEATH.
Occurred Just after Midnight Satur
day. WAS A DEVOTED CHRISTIAN
Mrs. Thorn Born In Edlnburg, Scot
land, She Came to America In 1SS
Ha Made Her Home at Ashe
boro for Many Year
The death of Mrs. Agnes Nichol
son Thorns, wife of Frederick D.
Thorns, occurred just after mid
night of Saturday last, at the resi
dence of her son in-law, Mr. W. H.
Funeral services were held at Mr.
Moring's on Eas er Monday Even
ing, April 16th, conducted by Rev.
N. G. Ricbardsou, pastor of the
Methodist Episcopal Church. Fol
lowing the hymn, "Asleep in Jesus",
sung by the church choir, the
Scripture was read aud a most ap
propriate solo "How calm and
beautiful the morn That gilds the
sacred tomb" was sung by Mrs.
Kephart. The minister referred in
his remarks to Mrs. Thorns' active
religious work in earlier years in
Brooklyn, New York, and paid a
feeling tribute to her devotion to
her family. Her body was laid to
rest in the M. E. church ce netery.
where loving hands prepared a grave
lined with evergreens aud which
was afterwards c vered with Easter
flowers, the tribute of sympathy
from many friends.
Mr. and Mrs. Thorns have made
their home in Asheboro for a num
ber of years. Mrs. Thorns enme to
America in 1855, from Edinburg,
Scotland, where she was born in
1826 and where she received a liber
al education. She is survived by
her husband and four children,
Frederick K. Thorns, of New York,
Mrs. W. H. Moiing, Mrs. J. W.
Bulla, of Washington, D. C, aud
Miss Julia A. Thome.
Mrs. Thorns' works of kindness
and charity in Asheboro in former
years are gratefully remembered by
many, although for some time past
her failing health had deprived her
of the pleasure of these ministia
tions. THE SUMMER SCHEDULE.
A Schedule In Keeping With The Dem
and of Public For Convenience.
Beginning April 29th the South
ern will give the publis a greatly
improved passenger service during
the summer months. The arriyal
and departure of passenger trains
will be as follow:
No 142 will leave nt -JJo d tily
except Sunday; una returning as
No. 141 will arrive at 10 o'clock
No. 244 mixed train will leave at
430 p. m. aud returning as No.
43 will arrive at 9:35. No. 130,
vestibule, will leave at 11:05 a. m.
aud returning us No. 107 will ar
rive at 3:15 in the afternoon.
This schedule has been a subject
of common discussion for several
months pastam our people, with one
accord believe this schedule should
List Takers Appointed.
The Board of Commissioners of
Randolph county has appointed the
following list takers for the various
townships for 1906.
N M Lowe, Cedar Grove; D G McMaster--,
Concord; L C Phillips, Taliernacle; T ft
Bouldin, Trinity; R L White, New Market;
J C Bulla, Back Creek; Z F Kush, Jr, Ashe
boro; C II Julian, Franklinville: T P Barker,
Columbia; C It Ou tis, Liberty; J W luKli,
Providence; J T Boat ic, Uanillenmn, Tlvw L
Uunsell, New Hope; S A Cox, Unior; J V
lxiuflermilk, Kichland; E B liraoli, Xruwer
J P Phillips, Pleasant Grove; T ii Graven,
Coleridge; C O lugold, Grant.
Death of Mr. Lambert.
A telephone message from Tjik
Ooukier's Ramseur eoriespondeiit.
yesterday reported the death .( Mr.
Geoige H. Lambert, a proiiiincit
citizen of that place.. The death oo
cnnel Tmsday and the body ww
buried with Masonic honors at Ctm
tWu Hunch cemetery yesterday.
Mr. Lumlit-rt formerly lived near
Ch-eks, and w;.s the father of Mr.
J. I. L unbelt, ailcsmaii at the Ram
seur Sioio Co.
Every nm- w d tn .lm ' r un
wise or wicked tuio wv lore a
Iiiik in th chain ft haln, which
binds u and mak'd if. Ii micr for US
to let race our sttps.
Runaway Marriage of Ramseur Voting
Peoples Revival Meeting In Progre.
Easter Services were held in near
ly all of our churches. Th day
was balmy and our young people
seemed to enjoy the event to its full
est extent. All of our people had
every youne lady had a beautiful
it wTwS Mr Altrd Ilt'and
Miss Allie Phillips decided to spend
wtir !Lvel ia one 8weet, rer
When the house was securely loskec
and its inmates were in the arms of
orphans, they left for parts unknown
and were united in tne nolv ties or
May they have much hap
Mr. J. I. Lambert visited friends
(fair) near Coleridge last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Campbell
visited friends near Cedarfalls on
the 15th inst.
Mrs. B. Y. Craven, of Coleridge,
is visiting her son Mr. I. F. Craven.
Rev. Dr. W. B. Richardson, of
High Point, is conducting a series of
meetings in the Baptist Church
this week. He is very ably assisted
by Rev. P. Fontaine, of Bethel Hill,
Mr. Fontaine is a profound thin W
and a forcible and interesting speak-
We feel assured that much last
ing good will result from the meet
ing. At the home of the b ide' par
ent's iu Ramseur, N. C. April 15th
190P. Mr. James McLaughlin of
Sanford, N. C. nd Mies Hattie
Caveness, of Rumsei r. Others
were present, quit a a ge number
of relatives ..ndfrieio s. The bride
is the ..tautiful daughter, of Levi
and Mary A. Caveaess, of Rtimseur.
Mr McLaughlin is the son of Join
and Hattie McLaughlin. ir. M. I
Johnson, J. P., officiating.
Spring Term of Public School Xrarlug
a CloseInteresting Exercises to
Only a few weeks and all the pub-1
lie schools of the county will be i
closed for the summer vacation. 1
Many have closed during the past
few days, but there are still many
interesting programs ue givim.
Many schools in the county have
already closed, but there are still
many interesting exercises yet to be
held aud for the benefit of our read
ers we give the following which have
been sent us:
Prof. G. F. Garner, Principal of
Why Not Arademy writes the Cou
rier that the measle scare has sub
sided and the school has again reach
ed normal toiditions. Not
a single case of measles has develop
ed in the chool. Several new stud
ents hav enrerfd during the Ui-t
two weeks, and preparations are
now being pressed forward for com
mencement which will take place on
the 24th of May. Announcement
of marshals and speaker, etc. will
b; made later. It ia expected that
they shall hve as good commence
ment this jear as usual, and, of
course, as large crowd of people is
expected to be present on that dav.
Bombay Academy. J. II. Robert
son, principal; closing exercises.
May 4th. J. R. McCraiv, Fhi , of
Lexington, will deliver the a.turess.
New Hope Academy, S. T. Lassi
ter. nnnci Dal: will close Mav 16th.
t. t .i i d i v ti !
Farmer Institute Prof K II. j
w J o , ' 6 I
es juay oiu.
Franklinville-Graded School, D.
M. Weatherly, principal; closing
exercises May 19th.
On Friday, May 18th, there will
be exercises by the pupils.
On Saturday Hon. Francis D.
Winston will deliver an address aud
Saturday evening an interesting
play will be given.
The commencement of Trinity
lliah School begins Sunday, May
27t(.; com Inding Wednesday, May
30th. ll.-v. Fiank Siler will preach
the annu il sermon.
Mr. Dime ui Faibnv, n son-in-law
of Elias Spencer, living in
New Market ton.-hii. bait the
misfortune, -n Tue-ilav of tin
week to hnve bin barn burned.
Considerable f.t-d mid some farm
ing tools weie lost. No cattle ii
horses weie ), mid a mowing
iiiHehineaiid bnifgy were saved.
It is believd inat a small son of
Ir. Farlow can i the tire by lay
ing with niutcbe-'.
iTHREE THOUSAND LIVES LOST
AT SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
A telegram received here yesterday evening reported that a
earth quake occurred
I causing the loss of three thousand
Many buildings were razed to the ground, and the shattered
houses, catching fire, has started a conflagration which threatens
i the destruction of the city.
, , i , i
Thisjreport came about 7 o clock last night. Further particslars
j con not foe obtained.
Will not Accept Honor of Seat In Pan
Ex-Governor Ayenck has refused
to accept the appointment as Pan
American comrnisiouer, which was
tendered him tne. tirst of the week
by President Roosevelt. The ex
Giivei ii'r wires his appreciation of
th cjipointrneut but states posit-im-Iv
that he cannot accept and
i;iv s business and professional en-
i irn:i'nient3 as his reason therefor.
And thus it is that he refuses to
accpt a $lo.uuo federal job tor
only two or three months service,
but that is the kind of man ex
Gov. Aycock is. While the ap
pointment is noh-polifcical, yet, the
Governor would not f nel right and
no doubt would fee. that he was
hampered and cramp ;d were he
drawing a salary from an appoint
ment received at the hands of a
j Count' Democrat!. Meet a .id Nominate
1 Candidate. Ri-nolntinn famed.
Albemarle, Af ii I j.'he pri
! maries held in th:. cot riry lust Sat
urday uuauiinoiisly uorstd Win.
C. Hammer for r 'e.- .':.: an solici
tor, and instruct ": tlieir '.i.-kgates to
the judicial con s eni um ip vote for
him as a unit. Th$ convention al
so unanimously endorsed Senator
nimons for re election. Franklin
j jfuNeill wa3 endorsed for Corpora-
on Commissioner awl JJ. JN. Hack-
ett for Congrws ,inese endorse
ments were also without opp: sit on
Nominations mad'j by the county
onentioa virs J. Milton Bron,
foi State Senator; Prof. E. F. 111
dit.8, for Representative; A. P. liar
ris, Clerk of the Superior Court; J.
M, I'.oyutte, for Register of Deeds;
. I). Parker, for Treasurer, aud
Duncan Love for Sheriff.
Marriage Celebrated at Wortbvllle Sun
day At Home In Aheboro.
Mr. Samuel S. Porter, of Ashe
boro, arrd Miss IdaJ. Powell, were
married Sunday afternoon at the
home of Mrs. C. C. Hubbard, a
sister of Mr. Porter at Worthville.
The ceremony was performed by
Rev. N. R. Richardson, of this city.
Mrs. Porter is a daughter of Mr. R.
L. Powell, of Wake County, but
has recently made her home in
Greecsboro Asa guest of Mrs. E.
A. Burns she has made many friends
in Asheboro. Mr. Porter is one of
Asheboro's most highlv esteemed
citizens. They are at home to
friends at the residence of Mr. Port-
oa gouth Fltvettevi,1(.
Aii appropriate Easter entertain-
ment was given at the M. P. chureii
at Worthville buuday night. J he
attendance was large and the exer
Mr. C. W. Ililliard spent Satur
day and Sunday here returniug o
Oak Ridge Monday.
G. C. Patterson, of Cooleemee
tp.-nt Sunday here visiting friends.
We are soiry to note the sickness
of Miss IItle.i Harrell and Mrs.
D. M. Mtr-jdith.
Miss Maggie Lambert, of Greens
boro, is visitiug W. H. McDonald.
Mr. and Mrs. James Stout are
visting Mis. Stout's father, Mr D.
A number of our boys and girls
wiit to Cedar Falls Saturday
niht lo a school coiiimeiHeuieiit,
and lepoited a gi.od time.
O. E. Uieh and fannW lvtunel
Vonday from K'ower 1LII wln-ie
they vieited Messrs Allen Scot', ami
L. A. Smith.
at San Francisco yesterday
lives and great destruction to
Change In the Depot Marriage of Mr.
Wright of Aaheboro Revival
Service to Begin.
A protracted meeting commenced
at the M. E. church Sunday. Rev.
C. A. Wood will be assisted by Rev.
B. F. Fincher, of the Uwharrie
The Easter entertainment at the
academy Saturday night was quite a
success and Mr. C. H. Julian and
his assistant deserves much credit
for their untiring effort in training
the pupils and carrying out the
program to the delight of all pres
ent. W. G. Craven and family, of
Trinity, spent a part of last week in
the city with relatives.
C. H. Welch and Master Everet
went to Greensboro, one day last
.Will Free, who has been working
in the depot at Randleman, for
some time, has resigned his position
there and after spending a few days
with his parents has gone to Lum
ber ton, where he has accepted a
position with the S. A. L. railroad.
W. C. Jones made a business trip
to Seagrove one day last week.
W. C. Slack and family wont to
High Point Satii 'uv to fpend
few day 8 with relaf.;ve. j
Several of our people attended j
the closing exeicis -s uf G- lar Falls I
high sch'iol Saturday a id reports ;
an excellent time.
-Sjllen Wright, cf Asheb io, mid !
Miss Lou E. Cravi n. of ibis place,
were married at thj bride's lirot tier's,
U. F. Craven, Sunday evening. Rev.
James Jordon ofilciatimj. 'They
will make their future hoi le in
Asheboro. We vish fir lb em a
long and happy life.
W. It. Cox aud family spent S.H
urday and Sunday in Greeiiaboro.
M. W. Free, one of our poultr
men, has some very peculiar bird -among
his llock, some of which W"
'have been informed will lie ami
can walk about for at least twelve
hours after the head 1ms been sev
ered from the body, and he thinks
that this is dne to the incubators he
has been using this season.
We understand that Dick Maner
has received the appointment of
yard master for the Southern R R.
at this place- This is a very re
sponsible place and Mr. Maner is
to be congratulated on his success.
Wal ter Patterson has gone to M r.
Airy, where he has accepted a posi
tion in th depot of that city.
The Atlanta Journal of Apiil 17
says that Jim Fox, known as
'Steeple legged Jim," who is play
ing first base for Atlanta base ball
team is one of the tallest men in
the Southern League. Mr. rox
,-h.ved last year on the Majon baBe' slx tlo,litrs dliv ,
hali team in the Southern Atlantic I Mnw Slack Won a gold
League and made a line record, j V'h 'J0.? a."1' M'i W.uK
Atlanta secured Mr. Fox trom Ma
con. From Macon is a big step up
in the base ball world, and Mr.
Fox's friends are confident that he
will within the next few years be
playing on the national League.
The Journal publishes a picture
af Mr. iox as a base runner in th
came between Montgomery
Atlanta a few days ago.
John Fox, a brother of Jim, is
making a tine record on the Macon
ba?'e ball team this season.
These young men are getting
good pay and are saving money ami
in vesting it iu real i state in Ran
dolph county. Th' y are son id
I lie late ii U . A. h'. of l.'andie
in in, and are h. .i i li L M.
-'.., "I Ai-liclmro, lr T. 1. Fox. of"
I Ii tsvill lr D. eni Fox a. id
.l. lie id . Hull 'II. no.
Mis-. . K ite and Ai
f y. ' wete i.it, s
AN EGG HUNT.
Ml Harriett Mammer Entertained
Host of Little Friend Saturday
Saturday afternoon from three
until five o,clock little Miss Hariette
Hammer happily entertained a large
party of her young friends at the
home of her parents on South Fay
ettville Street, at an "Egg Hunt."
1 here were fourteen present and all
onioyed the entertainment provided
A nest had been hidden for each
guest, which when found, contained
two beautiful colored easter eggs, a
toy rabbit as a sonvenier, candies and
fruits. Many games caused the
time to pass rapidly by. The young
people present were; Lillie Parrish,
Allie Spoon, Mary Hannah, Lucile
Scarboro, Mertie Ridge, Virginia
Henley, Frances Walker, Lallar
Sapp, Ulna Rush, Kate Winning
ham, Nellie Spoon, Kate Brittain,
Bulah Laugh lin, Jewel Glasgow.
KILLED BY A FALL.
Roy Snow Fell from the Smoke Stack
of High Point Silk Mill.
News was received here Monday
of the death of Master Roy Snow,
the fourteen-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs E. A. Snow, which occurred
at the home of his father at High
Point Sunday night.
Death was the result of in
juries received in a fall from the
smoke stack of the High Point Silk
Mill Sunday afternoon. The
column is 65 feet high.
When taken to the home it was
found that, though still living, his
body was bo badly bruised and bro
ken he could not recover. Death
relieved his suffering at 10 o'clock
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Kephart and
little son wer.t to High Point Tues
day to attend the funeral which oc
curred Tuesday afternoon.
RAISED AN ORDER
I olored, Arrested at Hen
! Brought Buck to
Will Reed, a colored section
hand employed on the Abi-rdeeu &
Aiihrboro iu.il road, was arrested at
HeufersO'i Fridny and brought
here Saturday evening charged with
raising an order for merchandise
from i).7 to $19.78. The order
was in W. W. Jones, an Asheboro
ii i -re han t- :ind was given by Capt.
Williams, section boss on the A. &
Up was committed to jail on
f.iilure. to give a $200 bond.
DEATH OF MISS LEACH.
.in FoM: itHtreN nt Trinity for a lllul
ber of 'earH.
After an illness of two weeks
M:ss Amanda Leach died at
her home at Trinity Sun-di,y
Miss Leach had been postmistiess
at Tiinity for many years. The
deceased ws a s'st'-r of Mrs. Brax
ton Craven and Mrs O. W. Cm, of
Tiinity and an mint of Mrs. Dred
Peiico. k and Ernei-t Carr, of High
Point. 'Hhe burial was at Trinity
C'onrler PremluniN Popular.
Miss Slack, of Asheboio, ob aiued
thirty-four subscriptions for the
rovuiKK in a we k or two, Miss
Moflitt, of Kroner town-h'p, collect
Hitt a set
f Koireis's knives ami forks which
ytvhere fr l.oO to Jo.00.
The knife and fork proposition will
be withdrawn after May 1, 190C.
There are others who bine sent, us
twelve, fourteen and as high as
fifteen dollois and are working for
the larger premium. Now is the
time lr. work help us put the Col"-
lUEit in every home.
Prill' Kulpli llliiKliiiiu.
Among the number tf people, of
Asheboro, who heard Ralph King
ham at Randleman were.
Mr.and Mrs. J. D. Ross, Mr. and
Mis. W. A. Collin, Mr. and Mrs. .1.
T. Undeiwood, Leinlo Ferrer, lvlgai
Y"iints, Jese N-ntborn, Nilo.
Medinati, L. R. linker, Go. i-nd
l-Yi ice Ross. Clarence liutdi. 1)'. i.
K. Lock bait, L. W. t'taiiford ain!
C. ii. liu-s.d!, Misses Kl la Hendricks,
TicVH lillMl, .1 . r-J-i Kui khead.
l.o.iise Si iek. l!.'--'e s 'iiHiiii, Mum:.
. liicitanlfit.i, .P. a:i i'..,l:.igcr, 1.1KN
, CM.w.-oti and K. ul.. i '. nx.
Mr. Davis, a Son of D. Stanton Da
vis, of New Market.
PRETTY WEDDING AT SALIS
BURY LAST WEEK.
Bf UiThomason la a'Daughter ofone of
Rowan's MoatPromlnent Families
Was a Quiet Marriage at
Home of Bride's Par
entsVisiting In F'orlda.
Wednesday evening, April 11th,
at the home of the bride's patents at
Salisbury, Miss Mabel Thomason
became the bride of Mr. Arthur E.
Davis, a son of D. Stanton Davis, of
New Maiket township in this county.
It was a quiet but very pretty af
fair, and was only witnessed by near
relatives and intimate friends of the
immediate families of the contract
ing parties. Rev. John H. Grey, of
the First Presbyterian church of
Salisbury, performed the ceremony.
Miss Sallie Thomason, a sister of
the bride, was maid of honor, with
Mr. Howard Haines as best man.
After the ceremony Mr. and Mrs.
uavis lert for Florida where they
will spendjseveral weeks, after which
they will be at home at the
Thomason residence on West Innis
Mr. Davis has only been a resi
dent of Salisbury a short while, but
his business career there has been a
He has many friends in Asheboro
and Randolph county whom The
Courier joins in congratulations to
him and best wishes to his bride.
The Salisbury Pust has the fol
lowing to say of Mr. and Mr. Davis:
No two young people were ever
more happily mated than Mr. and
Mrs. Davis." The litter is a daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob A.
Thomason and belongs to one of
Rowan's oldest and most prominent
families. She is a grand daughter
of the late Dr. L tcke Chunn, one of
most widely known physicians in
this section of the State in his day
and the daughter of one of the coun
ty's best citizen's, who moved to
Salisbury from Franklin township
last year. She is pretty in person
and capttvarrng TO mariner.
Mr. Davis is one of Salisbury's re
cent acquisitions aid orthiest
young men. He came to this city
three years ago and engaged in the
lumber business. He has met with
deserved success and his business
has expanded from time to time un
til it is now one of the largest of its
kind in this section. He is a splen
did young man and worthy the ex
ceptionally attractive woman he wins.
Many haudsome presents were re
ceived by the couple.
DR. MATTHEWS RELEASED.
Dr. J. B. Matthews, who recent
ly was tiled and convicted of pois
ing the death of his wife at Greens,
boro by administering opiates,
was released Monday on a bond of
$5,000 signed by his father and
mother. Dr. Mathews has gone to
Baltimore for tieattnent habit. He
was accompanied by two brothers.
Ylitltlilft Iu Virginia.
(J. W. H'rrv is i-pending
several days in Virginia u-iiting tb.3
various roller mills in the Shenan
doah Valley, lie wites the CoU
it I K K an interesting letter uUnit his
trip. The valley he ways is about
80 miles long and 10 miles wide
and is the li"e:-t farmii g section in
Virginia. He also visited Washinar-
ton al!(1 jts m.lliv i teres! ing build-
tugs and other at t ructions,
write. that the tour of th- citv
made ill a
auto, seatu g
KIi-kI Set of Knit e mill Kni'ki VVjliliy
The first young lady ti s-nd in
six subscript ions on the knit"'' and
f irk ciintes! is Miss F.vvlm Molitt,
of Ivoiov. We have to l.iy o.'iic'ed
the'.inves and forks shipped to Mis
Iiavwollli, kuiwn as
fi ii. living lie ir Spring
i i tiuiltord county,
T. 11. F.
: loMi k M:iy.
ii - -1 I iliil'rll
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l 'i, iu-d TJ M'.-trs.
a.i (' -leath.
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