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VOL. XXXI. ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY,! MAY 10,1906. No 19.
MAY PROVE FATAL
' Boy Fatally Wounded While Care
lessly Handling Pistol.
ACCIDENT AT RANDLEMAN.
Son of Mr. and Ilri. Hllllard Hill May
Die from Injuries Ball Ranged
Upward Penetrating Lung
No Hope of Recovery.
Ho e t Hill, the uine-yer old sn
of Hilliard Hill, of Randleman
accidentally shot himself Tuesday
evening while carelessly handling a
32 calibre pistol. Ihe accident oc
cured at the home of his father near
the Naomi cotton mills.
The boy had secured the weapon
in the house and had gone into the
yard to amuse himself. Taking
hold of the barrel he was pulling
against a board of some kind in an
effort to raise the hammer, it is be
lieved. He lost his hold on the
plank causing the hammer to lower
firing the pistol. The ball entered
thejabdomen ranging upward piere
ing the lunsr on the left side.
The wound is most serious. A
telephone mtswee to the Courier
late yesterday afternoon said that
though the boy was still alive, it is
believed the wounds will prove fatal.
Glimpses of Familiar Faces Move
ment ot People Other Newsy
er ol. A. C. McAlister,
to o, was in town Friday.
Miss Annie Johnson and Alice
Hilliard, spent Saturday with friends
in High Point.
Mr. S. Bryant and son returned
Sunday from a few days visit to
Dr. C. C Hubbard of Worthville,
was here Friday on professional business.
Messrs. P. A. and Guy Hayes, of j
Greeusboro, and Me bane, spent bun
day here with their parents.
Mr. Joseph Newlin, son of S. G.
Newlin, has gone to the Leo Hospit
al in Greensboro to have his ear
The Randleman Sunday school
convention has been postponed to
the third Sunday in June.
Miss Daisy Stuart Page is visit
ing Mrs. J. T. Bostick.
Mrs. M. A. Ferree spent Thurs
day in Greensboro.
The Randleman Township Good
Roads A eocintkn will hold a meet
ing inlthe gr.idedschool Auditorium
Tie farmers are invited to come
and take steps towards improving
the roads of the county.
Dr. J. A. Walker, of Concord,
spent a few days here with his aunt.
Mrs. J. T. Bostick, the first of the
DEATH OF MRS. CECIL.
Wife of Former Pastor of Asheboro III.
P. C hurch, Sneenmbs to Oprrtlon
Mrs. Cecil, wife of Rev. C. A.
Cecil, of High Point, and formerly
pastor of the Methodist Protest
ant church here, died at St. Leo's
Hospital at Greensboro. Thursday
evening t Mrs. Cecil had been iti ill
health for some time, and was carri
ed to the hospital for an operation,
which was performed Thursday
morning. Mrs. Cecil is survived
by two daughters, Mrs. K. W. Cur
lee and Miss. Bessie Cecil, both, of
The funeral becured at High
Louise league Cecil was born
February 6, I860, and died May 4,
190G, aged 46 years. Her husband,
Rev. C. A. Cecil, pastor Welch
Memorial church at High Point, is a
useful member of the m. P. Con
ference. Deceased was well known in this
vicinity. She was reared a few
miles noith of High Point. She
was t consecrated Christian woman,
a devoted wife and mother and will
be greatly missed by relatives and
Mining Expert of New York Visits
SMELTER SHOULD BE LOCATED
Members of the Nightengale Baud De
light a Large Audience.
The members of the Asheboro
Band gave a minstrel performance
at the Acadeniv lat Friday evening.
The program was a met creditable
one and some very fine talent was
piesented. Many of the features
would have uone Honor to proiessi-
onah minstrels. The voung me"
delighted the large audience wh
will give them a most cordial recep
tion' should they again present them
selves in the burnt cork rob
The door receipts aggregated
about $ 40.
M. S. Hale is building h nice resi
dence on Park Street.
A neat cottage is being erected on
Park Street, by J. N. All red.
E. G. Morris has begun his new
residence on the corner of North
and Main Streets,
The county commissioners were
in sessiou Monday. Only Routine
business came befoiethem.
R. W. Steed, of Concord Town
ship, was in Asheboro on business
GRADED SCHOOL TEACHERS.
PiiriPKiwiiult'iiiv- should lie n mi led
in time to reach the Courier not! tne .towu
Salisbury has Offered location and
Olher Inducements But Besides
these Asheboro (nil Add to
Them Some Inducements.
Ore to Operate the
Mr. H. B. Meech, of New York
City, who has been investigating the
tiV mining interests of this county
V request of Messrs. A. J. and W.
1 . Thurber, left for home on the
4.30 train Monday evening. Mr.
Meech is a man well posted on
minerals and mineral land forma
tions, and has had many years ex
perience in the Western mines as
mining engineer, and in smelting
and refining. IK- is the inventor of
several of the modern processes for
treating and smelting ores now in
use aud now has a smel'er and
works that will successfully treat
all kinds of oie in this mineral belt,
turning out each kind into bulion
at the works. He guaranties to
save 95 per cent, of the mineral
that the ore contains and at a
moderate price for treating.
Mr. Meech visited Salisbury a
few days ago looking for a location
to ereyt his smelting works, and
the city agreed to donate to him a
locution and offered him some other
While here he examined Asheboro
Copper Mine and some of other
mining properties in this section
and ore from several others.
Among them was the Walker prop
erty near town, the B. F. New by
property on the old homestead, and
the Davis Mountain mine. All of
these he pronounces good prospects
and when developed deeper will
will make good mines. All show
good smelting ore and are located
in hauling distance of Asheboro.
He thinks we have as much
accessable ore in this section as any
place on the railroad so with proper
effort on a part of the people of
Asheboro, it would be possible for
the smelter to be located here.
Salisbury has donated nothing, or
offered any inducement that Ashe
boro cannot well afford to offer or
donate as a town. With the in
ducements that the mine and pros
pect owners can offer in the way of
contracts to furnish ore to the
smelter and all done in good time,
the writer believes that Mr. Meech
and associates would locate the
works at Asheboro instead of Salis
It would mean a great deal to
and conntv, for with
Bombay Institute Closed May 4th
J. R. Me
la ter than Monday afternoon to
guarantee publication without de
lay. Mrs. Samuel Spoon and daughter
spent a part of last week with the
family of John Humble.
Mrs. C. C. ade has returned to
her home at Tiov ufier a visit to
Elected at a Meeting of the Asheboro
School Board Thursday.
The Asheboro Graded School
Board was in session Thursday last
and besides rviewing the plans fori relatives and friends in Ashfl.oro,
the new building, the entire faculty ,7. .....
for the past year was re-elected. Mr. Propst, of Vine Hill, Ala,
They are Prof. IChns. M. Staley, BPent. Suud.ay ith
superintendent and teacher of the who is visiting her father sheriff
eighth and nineth grades; Missi"usn
JJa'sy Page, teacher of the sixth The Randolph Book Club meets
and seventh grades; Miss Annie
Tomlinson, teacher of the fourth
and fifth grades; Miss Laura Stim-
son, teacher of the second and third
with Mrs. T, II. Redding this week.
J. Van Lindley and R. D. Doug
las, of Greensboro, will address the
grades; and Miss Erwin teacher in ! Good Road, Convention to be held
the primary department. at Randleman Saturday afternoon.
The teachers for the colored
school were also re-elected.
Was Deep River's Best.
The burning of the cotton gin and
30 bales of cott jn belonging to Mr,
Thoe. Caveness and sons at Enter
prise a few days ago, entailed a seri
ous loss. Ihe gin was running
when a match in the cotton explod
ed cansing the fire. Mr. Caveness
and his tons narrowly escaped in
jury. The gin w8 probably the
best oi Deep River, and there w as
no insurance on either building, ma
chinery or cotton stored m the
Sngg'a Creek Items.
llev. Mr. Ingram, of Star, preach
ed an able sermon at Maple Springs
M. E. Ashworth and Richard
Boling were visitors here Sunday.
Mrs. Theniy Freeman continues
tery s ck at her home.
j Mrs. S. S. Kearus and daughter,
Miss Kate, of Farmer, spent yester
iday in Asheboro.
miss Jessie liodgm is visiting
friends at this place.
J. II. Millis, of High Point, spent
Tuesday night here a guest of his
daughter, Mrs. W. J. Arm field, Jr.
J. F. Cameron, of Cox, was a
business visitor in Asheboro yester
day. W. D. Steadman has purchased
from Armfield Laughlin Realty
Company the property on which
W. D. Steadman's store is located
ou Depot street.
O. L. Sapp was a business visitor
to Gretnsbor j Tuusdav.
smelter at Asheboro the many mines
and prospects with low grade, ore
near the surface could be developed
by hauling this low grade ore to the
smelter. The mineral sived would
nearly pay expenses and when
worked deeper would fully pay for
development. Without a smelter
near, these oies must be. thrown in
the dump until better ore was
reached that cottld be shipped, but
the receipts would not more tbau
pay the expenses of treating then1.
This matter should be taken up
at once by our people and the en
terprise brought to Asheboro if
possible. The mineial in th's
section is of recognized value an l
economical operation and energy ex
ercised by our people is only uenled
to make this a prosperous mining
RED MEN MEET
Hold Pow now al Raleigh tireat Chirps
of The Order Named Prof. D. M.
j Weathrrly, treat Mlsenema.
The Great Council of th Inde
pendent order of Red Men met at
Raleigh Tuesday. It was a well at
tended an I enthusiastic gathering.
There are 53 tribes in North Caroli
na, with a membership of 3.200
braves, aud neaily 150 attended the
The election of the Great Chiefs of
the order was the feature of the
second day. Among them is Prof.
D. M. Weatherly, of Mainniehaha
Tribe, No. 64, at Raniseur, who
was electe i Great -Misenema.
Rev. W. E. Swain has received a
letter from Uev. J. D.Williams an
nouncing that he will arrive Mon-
Gold Medals Awarded to Pupils niak
Ing Best Heeord In Declalmer'a and
X Kectter's Contests Medal Offered
By N.L.Cranford, of Winston-Salem.
The commencement exercises of
Bombay Institute, occured Friday
xne aay s program was wen ar
ranged and the efforts of those who
took part were highly compliment
ed by the large crowd that had
gathered from miles around to wit
ness the exercises.
The program during the morn
ing consisted of declamations
by the young men of the school and
recitations by the young ladies,
interspersed with music by the
New Hope Orchestra, which added
much to the diversion of thought
suggested by the different decla
mers and reciters. The orchestra
is composed of Messrs. S. T. Lassi
ter, director and pianoist; Bernard
Varner and Walter Lvndon. violin
ists; Eck Loflin and Regie Varner,
cornet; tCarl Lyndon, trombone;
Walter Hill, tenor violin; Rufus
Lassiter, base violin; Floyd Lassiter
and J. L. Cranford mandolin; and
lonv Johnson and Carl Nance,
Mr. N. L. Cranford, formerly of
Bombay, but now one of Winston
Salem's most enterprising, and
public spirited business men had
offered a gold medal for the best
declamation which was won by Mr.
Uyron Ingram as declaimer.
1 he recitei s medal given by Prof.
J. II. Robertson, the principal, was
wou by Miss Tura Cameron.
The Institute has just closed a
very susisful years work which is
largely due to the efforts of Mr.
Robertson and his assistant, Prof.
A. H. Thompson, of Lilac.
DECLAIM EES CONTESTj--10. A. M.
Abraham Lincoln W. Coy Har
rison. Ceutialization in theJUnited States
W. Payne Morris.
Opportunities of the Scholar E.
Man Fred Brown.
The District School Ivy Cranford.
The Meaning of Four Centuries
The Teacher the Hope of America
Harris G. Johnson.
RECITERS COXIEST 11 A. M.
Marguerite Miss Tura Cameron.
Patrick Conner Mis3 Nora Tucker.
The Lighthouse Keeper's Daughter
.Miss rloss Jiearns.
Over the Orchard Fence Miss Nel
The Traitor's Deathbed Miss Net
A Scene on the Battlefield Miss
Literary Addiess Hon. J. R. Mc
Presentation of Medals.
MU. MCC'RARY'S ADDRESS.
Mr. McCrary's address was broad
in its scope. He emphasized the
importance of the home training
:! mural development of a child in
the school room. He eaid to educate
the mind without educating the
heart would only be- to increase high
Whereas educating the heart is
to iuspire education of the mind
and the combination of the two
would produce the ideal citizen.
He also laid great stress upon the
necessity of better school buildings,
modern ly equipped; better paid
teachers and was strong in advocat
ing local taxation as the only sure
means of accomplishing this end.
Mr. McCrary is most earnest in his
argument for bet.er schools and
amimercial progress in our state
and is the subject of much favora
ble comment by all who have heard
Delngates from the Seventh District to
Meet at Lexington, July tt.
The Democratic convention of the
Seventh Congressional District has
been called to meet at Lexington
Monday afternoon, July 2nd, at
3 o'clock. The announcement was
made last week by Mr. U. L. Spence,
chairman and member of the com
mittee from Moce county who was
in Asheboro Friday. Mr. Chas.
Ross is member of the committee
from Randolph; C. A. Arms rong,
from Montgomery and J. W. Pass,
The Democratic Convention of
the Seventh Congressional District
is called to meet at Lexington, N. C,
oh Monday the 2nd day of July,
1906, at 3 o'clock p. ni. for the pur
pose of nominating a candidate for
congress and transacting such other
business as shall come before the
Done by order of the committee. I
U. L. Si'EXCE, Chairman.
TO SUCCEED HIMSELF
Political Chat from Our State Capi
tal. NO OPPOSITION TO SIMMONS.
Time Refusal ofEi-Uov. Aycock to Enter
the Arena Makes Ills Election As
sured Annual Address on
Day at Raleigh.
Gorman News Bureau,
Raleigh, N. ,'., May 7, 190G.
Unless the admirers of Chief Jns
tice Walter Clark elect to make such
a contest it looks now as though
there will be no formal aud organ
ized opposition to the re-elentiou of
Senator Simmons, since Ex-Governor
Aycock has at last delinately an
nounced that he is not and does not
intend to become a candidate for
United States Senator before the
egislature to be elected this year.
This announcement, as some of
Governor Aycock's friends suggest,
n ill not prevent the legislature from
SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY. electing him senator, if a majority
! of the Democratic members of the
Given the President of Providence irnnpral asspmlilu shnnlil nrfor Viim
Phllathca Class Miss Pearl Chamness. j. o, i o:. .l
vj umowu loiuiuiuuB ur any otner
Friday atternoon on way 4tn,
while Miss Chamness was seated at
the machine she suddenly dropped
her sewingforshe saw cireliugarouud
the house Philatheas in fishing array.
Of course she readilv jdned the
crowd which proved to be an after
noon straw ride company. Upon
her return home, still to Miss Pearl's
surprise a nice and delicious sup
per, prepared by the girls and their
mothers, as waiting. After sup
per the crowd left and Miss Peai le
supposed it was over but about half
past eight o'clock in response is a
knock at the door, she only found a
man. lint such an honor as the
6enatorship is not very likely to
cotne to any man in North Carolina
who makes no effort to secure it.
Therefore it can be set down pretty
accurately at this time thatt Senator
Simmons will remain in the seat at
present held by him until March
1013, if not longer, and he will not
be an old man then by any means.
Several of the present members
of cougress from thi3 state will have
opposition in the nominating con
ventions this summer. Tne an
uounce inent was made to-day that
Mr. H. L. Godwin, of Harnett
Mav Basket." Several of these i con uty, Pad decided to contest the
came so beautifully made and hid- pat of Congressman Thoma3, of the
dun iimoncr the lovelv flowprain eanh i third district.
basket were the bearers wish
original verse. After amusements for
awhile refreshments fruit, and can
dies, furnished by the young men
were passed, then cake and lemon
ade given by her own people. Miss
Pearl declares she was made to
thoroughly enjov the orignal plan
ning, which she so greatly admired:
also that it is not only nice to be a
Providence Philathea but also very
fortunate to have such sincere and
true hearted friends.
Will Be Held at Asheboro July 30th,
Continuing Four Week,-.
Prof. J. M Way has announced
that the Institute for teachers for
white: echools in the county will be
held at Asheboro during the month
of August, commencing Monday,
the 30th day of July, and continu
ing for four weeks.
All teachers are re(iuird to
attend this institute before
applying for positions as public
school teachers. A public exami
nation will be held at the close tf
State Superintendent of public
Instruction J. Y. Joyner has ap
pointed Prof. Chas. M. Staley,
superintendent of the Asheboro
Graded Schools, to hold the institute.
NEGLIGENCE OF FLAGMAN, i
There are two or three aspirants in
the eighth and as many in the tenth
who would like to succeed Black
burn and Gudger; the opinion pre
vails here that "Dick" Hackett, of
Wilkes, is the man to put E. Spen
cer out of business and he seems to
stand the best chance of the nonmi
nation, although Mr. Newland whem
Blackburn defeated at the last elec
tion is also a candidate for the nomi
nation again, as well as one or two
There has been some talk on the
jiart of opposite elements about get
ting out opponents to contest the re
nomination of Pou, in the fourth,
and W. W. Kitchin, in the fifth,
but they have not yet materialized
At the Confederate memorial day
services in Raleigh on Thursday of
this week the subject of the annual
addiess this year will be General
Matt W. Ransom aud the orator
who will deliver the address is Col.
W. H. S. Burgwyn.Jnow of Weldon,
one of the most gallant of sol Jiers.
That extraordinary petition for a
"prohibition" election in Raleigh,
alluded to in these letters last week
was not presented to the board of
aldermen last Friday night as ad
vertised, so the election has not yet
been ordered. It is now stated that
the petition needs more names.
J. T. Wintlow an' C. C. MsAlis
ter have gone to Moore county on i day, June 4th, to la-gin a series of
a fishing trip. I revival meetings at the M. P. church
Caused Serious Collision at Salisbury
SVonng Man Killed as the Train
The failure of a flagman to pro
perly signal the engineer on No. 3
on main line Saturday caused the
train to collide with a work train
which was t-eing pulled into the
siding. The tender was torn from
the wheels and as it tell it struck
Will Busbee, a painter, who was
working along the path by the
track, knocking hini through a
fence. His skull was fractured and
his body badly brused. Death fol
I wed about a half an hour later.
He never recovered consciousness.
Popular Young People to Wed.
The marriage of Mr. O. A. Pamp-
lin to Miss Emma Cole, of Concord,
well be solemuized Monday, May
21st. Both the bride and the groom
elect are well known and popular
I in Asheboro. Mr. Pamplin was
j formerly depot agent in Asheboro,
j but now holds a similar position
! with the Southern at Thomasville.
A Card of Thanks.
Ve, tic umlfr.-jign-il. wish to e.irei
jiiiih tin' columns of Tin: Cuiiiimi our sin
c -re ll.ai.ks onr nmny ln.Mi.lh m tins emu ,,,, nf . Inf,n,.
mumt v or llii'ir kindness shown us during I
thesirkurss and death of'our ili-ar little child j The nine munths-old child of Mr.
and while ne will never I alle to repay j and Ml'?. J. . Kiel) died Monday
then,, yet we tn.st tl.ey .11 1 u,,,ly lv- : j h, '1'he tuiieral occurred Tues
warded intIieCn-eatBevoi.il. i a
Mil. and Mi:.. C. F.M.mN. UaV-
Vot-s Cast for Governor Last l&lectlon
ami Township Representation In
lclow is printed a list of the
townships in the first column; the
Dumber of votes cast for Governor
in each township at the last election
in the second and the number of dele
gates each township is entitled to in
the Randolph county convention ap
pears in the third column.
W. ISsew Market,