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VOL. XXXI. . . ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8 1906. No AS
L. BANKS HOLT. SHOT
Negro Entered Home and Deliber
WOUNDS MAY PROVE FATAL,
Deed Accomplished by Nsgro Who
Sought Revenge for Action of
Mr. Holt In Discharging
Him from Service.
L. Banks Holt, a prominent cot
ton manufacturer, was shot and
possibly fatally wounded while talk
ing over the telephone in the hall
of bis residence at Graham, N. C,
Tuesday night at nine o'clock.
The shot was lired by a negro whom
Mr. Holt had discharged only a
short time before. A message from
the bedside of Mr. Holt wits to the
effect that he is in a most criticl
condition, though the physicians
entertain hopes of being able to save
While Mr. Holt was standing at
the telephone the negro slipped in
ut the front door and pointing a re
volver at Mr. Holt tired.
The shoteutere.l the head between
the eve and ear, mid c tine out on
the other side. The wounded man
dropped to the ll-or iis the negro
escaped through the door.
The negro who did the shooting
was capture! a few minutes after
wards and plaeed in prisoner in
the Alamance e:unty jail. Infor
mation from thete last night was
to th i ll'ict that a moli was sur
lounding the jail, and there was
strong talk of lynching.
HOBSON'S GREAT GRAND
FATHER. Made a almit Table Xow Owned by
.1. I!. Marie, of .l.lielicir.i li.
Olli.v Deputy J. 1!. Marley lias
in his p.-u-ssiou an old walnut ta
ble which is known to 1 '') years
Old. Mr. Mailt V fa 3 the table be
longed to his giva--grand fit bet, Jim.
Kemp, of ' 'Irii hair, counlv. In 1'-J5
the tab!,- :
In hi- moth 'i
from whom !
The tab!" :
who i.-: belie'
'. (UP'1 the old l'ell,-.
in i b. bv Mr. V.'iliiani
oi' Chatham county,
e.! in be tli.- L'iea'
(f lb n. Richmond
Pearson Hobs of Merrimac fame.
The table is polished, in line
condition, and is highly prhvd by
Mai riiie nill He olmnlzi tl l star
The following cards have been
Mr. and Mi. W. ( Wallace,
invite yen to he present
nt the iNlin'ijge i.r tli'ir dan.u'iler
Mr. I A. Ih-ilei.
Wednesday aller u, N,.veiiii-r I lili
iiineieiMi hundred ni.d six
half aller live iiVloek
Meiluv.hM Kpi.-cop.il Clmreli
Mar, Ninth Carolina.
The bride is one of Montgomery's
most attractive anil anil taientet
young ladies. Mr. Brtles is a sou
of Mr. arid Mrs. J. L. Briles, of
Trinity. For several years he has
made his home at St. Catherine,
Florida, whete he has been most
successful a3 a dealer in turpen
tine and naval stores. They have a
host of friends in this and adjoin
Hear Mrs. Curds I'riday Night.
Mis. Nannie Curtis, the noted
temperance lecturer and entertainer,
will appear at the presbyterian
church here Friday night. She
has toured nearly all the Southern
States recently and was every where
ironounced a great success, tier
ecturers are entertaining and in
structive, her work in the interest
of tempt ranee being most effective
Everybody is invited.
A marriage of interest to many
in Randolph is that of Mr. Clyed
Siler to Miss Donnah York, both
of Rainseur. The marriage was
celebrated this week. Mr. Siler is
a son of Mrs. Lydia Siler, of Ram
eenr aud a young man of strong
character. Miss York is the talent
ed daurhter of Mr. Henry S. and
Mrs. Annie E. York, also of Ram
eeur. They have a largj circle of
friends iu the county and ar.s most
popular in tLeh community.
Record of Proceedings of the County
Commissioner's In Regular Monthly
Session at the Courthouse
Out Side Toor $90.50
J. F. Jarrell, Mdae ?9.-2
R. K. Trotter, provisions 1.50
John Delk, flour 14.10
W. F. McCrary, mdse 19.88
Asheboro Grooery Co., mdse., ... 49.08
Crown Milling Co., mdse 10.00
W. A. Humble, lumlier, -1.27
J . W. Pugh & Sons, provisions, 5.80
Curtis Hdw. Co., mdse. 4.28
A. F. Jones, feed 3.00
U. F. Humble, feed .".00
W.J.Miller, mdse 40.70
McCiaiy-Fiedding Hdw. Co.,
J. A. I!out!i, peas, "l.SS
II. H. Kennedy, overseer 45.00
N. C. I'raiiford, asst. overseer, ... 30.00
J. C. Fallow, guard bS.MI)
H. B. Hill, guard 1S.UH
Win. Lankly, cooU 25.50
N. (.'. Cannon, lumber, o lit)
Home Iluilding mid Material Co.,
A-lit'liolo Deparliaeiit Store Co.,
Wood and M-uie-, in.be 70 02
W. . Sicilian, mdse 2.75
Aaln-boro (Ireiery Co., mdse, lili r.'i
Crown Milling Co., lu l-e.. .... l.'l.lS
(i. M. lted.linjl, tuiobei- :)2
.1. C. I'jn, iee.ciiiL,' hri.lge at
Park's Mill, "00
.1. C. ('ex. loeuti:' bridge ill
Walker's I'nnl 2.00
MI-iT UNLul s.
C I C..b!e an-es ar.il convey-
iuu' buei'.iia I 'ixon lo jail, . .".5(1
A. W. lime, railroad fair for '..
(iiliMi.i lo Newloii from
C. I,. Coble, erVie;; roid order. m
Klia'.H-t!i b'...::!i, Mi.j.M-t 1.50
A. M. lb:!:.;, ta-died -ervice.
m:i a: fi5.no
A. M. I! !!.:. :-e' ! : ': f.-r
(.,-,,:,::-, I.il' 12.50
v ini.. v (' .!.:. ' r I.""
l ' i .: I :e- .lr !
,.,;!-., . Ml
M. A ;:, -i. :,'-r I.,,,, v..
ib-n . ... ., r :' "
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.1. W. I'.l.s il., i i' J.r. e
vewiiiu' J..I..I T.iy l-r. A.hn
).!vid-on, Sam Alir.-d a..d
lio'i lirov.nt,. j,il,.v .villi
J.ilm l;ir!i, eleaeiiij eoui :!n '!se,
Walker, F.va-:- 'v ('..--will Co ,
Beeord b.il.s for liejisler's
J. L. Slieek, eoiiveyiiiK prisnner
to jail H I
V. M. C. .bilmsoil, eMllninili
I.ueinda Dixon, 1 in li I If, 11
Rtnlev. V. U.. Nov. -2. Miss
Rolela Fra.ier left this week to
take charge of a rural graded school
Mies Etta Staley will teach this
year in the Sylvan school at Snow
Miss Florence Warren has charge
of the postollice now.
Mr. Thomas Hailey had a fine
horse to die this week.
Mr. James Langlev has a new
saw mill ready for work.
Mr. Corttz Warren is recovering
alter a long and serious illness.
Col. and Mrs. J. W. Staley are
spending a few days in Asheboro
with their son, Prof. Chas. M. Sta
ley. Mr. Fentress Weds Miss Phillips.
Greensboro, November 5th Miss
Ella Phillips was married to F. S.
Fentress Sunday evening at seven
o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
E. F. Craven on Asheboro street.
The Rev. L. F. Johnson, pastor of
the Christian chuich. officiated.
Only a few friends were present.
Mr. and airs. Fentress win resiue in
West Brai"? street. Mr. Fentress
an Asheboro street merchant. His
bride. is a voune woman of many
excellent traits of character. She
is the daughter of A. A. Phillips,
nhn resides near Julian, and a
sister of Mrs. E. F. Craven, of this
SWEEPING DEMOCRATIC VICTORY IN
Entire State and Congressional Tickets Elected Marion Butler Severely
Rebuked Legislature Even Stronger Democratic Than Ever
National Congress Remains in Control of Republicans
Randolph Shows a Good Majority for Democracy.
Tuesday was ,n ideal rlav fur eW.-1 Moore county is still in the
tiou. The polls opened uuder a
clear sky, with a good crowd in at-
eudauce. Voting begau and con-
tinned steady, all day.
The election in Auheboio town
ship passed off quietly. The IXni
ucrutfic majority in the county aver-
ages 125. tiomejof the candidates on
.... vy. v.vi.u vj
ihe canvassing board will "'t
tomorrow, (Thursday) but the olh
cial returns from eery township ex-
cept Cedar Grove have lueu leceived
and ve'-y Diuioerai ic candidate
: . .1 .... .1 i. i
In the couiay W. C. Hammonds,
Deinociatic Candiiliite In C'Uik uf
Court, ran ' ihiiiil his ticket in only
iwo townships, hut in the m.-ijurity
cf I he ulbi-ls he It ad the ticket.
We con nut . gne the cuuipleie le
i ii rii'1 luiwi vti, until H i- !.i ;iui lia.i
linislud iiM wot k.
A telephone message ivivicd lis i
the Courier toi s to pii-f-s givi-s , in- j
formation that the ( ntire l)enio- j
cratic ticket in Davidson enmity j
!' "en oh'cted with tin average of !
iilii'iit 100 unijority, with the xccp-
tionofthe sheriiy" Mr. Delaj.p, the j
Kepiihlican candidate, difeated Dor-j
.sett, the pit-sent incumbent, by j
about lUO niajority. U ia learned
that in Lexington tmviit-hip ;5(i()j
voters, tt ho were m ai l v all leiin-
cratt, failed to go lo the jml !.?. I
Mr. Hammer lead the ticket in;
the county. He also U-ids the tick
et in Iredell, Stanley, and Moiit-
goinery c'MMit n-.
the tl :.-1 1 1. -1 v.i;! I
Kejev- li! i!i . t'.
.vt".ellli t.'i e. if-.
111. 'i Il..i: '.
1 1 is ma jority in i
a! Ie,i-I 2.1RI!'.
...li I- -Miet I.V
Cln,'!i r. ;.'-:. 1 . ii. , r i -ie n.r,
jori-. ,' :; " :
1 i: 1 ',.- if l'.'.,i-.-'.:ti- b-. -I.', w.
I-, r-".h is ..-;f De.,...-:-.ii.-.
Til.' S'l l iiel!
1 1 tit" e!' ':lli'
is Joe. He, I.'
I'er-oi.s, 'or a long tini" iii;knoue,
hiiveii . ii jibii it'g tiiaiiv i:'.ini..-
aiolll tl A ITll.lale. I hel -Velllox.-d
li.itc.-, I ile aV V teiil-e-, t ', ev IMfk?
thiou-b tli" .Ui-lula!. Ibiller M;!i
windows, etc. In ia.-t tiiev hi I be
come Very much of a intisane.'.
Saturday liibt a lar-e siiui:p ie
tuovexl into a ciliz u's from door.
When he discovered it he imd i
iplickly reinuvid iiutl watched de
velopments. Pretty noon along cam1 two men
who looked suspicious and when
this man's house was reached their
eyes turned towards the direction
of the stump of the night before
aud looked around as if to s-e where
it had gone. Upon this suspicious
attitude of the nun the offended
citizen has had a warrant issued and
these men will be arraigned as the
perpetrators of so much devilment
in the .juiet town of Archdale.
DEATH AT JULIAN.
Mrs. Ullliain Ntalry. Agi'.Hil Vcars
Mrs. Mary Staley, aged i'A years,
widow of the late William Staley,
died at ber residence near Julian
Sunday morning at 4:30 o'clock.
Funeral services were conducted by
the Rev. Mr. Milloway, of Burling
ton, at Shiloh Church Monday after
noon at 2:30.
Mrs. Staley Mas an excellent
Christian lady, and was the centre
of a large circle of friends. She
will be sadly missed from her com
munity. Mrs. Staley is survived by four
children: Mr. A. E. Staley, of Bal
timore, who arrived this morning;
Mrs. S. E. Coble, of Climax; Mr.
Arthur and Miss Willa Staley, of
Mr. J. S. White, the prominent
salesman for the W. T. l.awleigh
Medical Company, of Freeport 111.
h; 3 recently moved his family here
froui High Poiut. We are pleased
to have them with us.
In fact all the. counties east of
! Salisbury except aampsom nave
shuwu good Democratic majorities
The returns from the elections
held in 42 states Tuesday passed
without any very great surprises
r,is to!.es (1:aclMe tho fac tbst
in the entire list ot boutuern btates
1 the Democratic State and Con-
; ,-essional tickers have been elected
hv tl)u nsua, IllHjori,iea.
, Jn the Wt.at am( K.l!)t the StatP8
, , h;lf W(.,.e ij ,neil uvo JVMa 0 in
... i)i,.oor..tir. m- KHnnhiinnn
: . -i "
odI n ii i m, show no material change,
j the Democrats making gains in
i wiuic instances and the Republicans
i hi (itbeiT. '.I he Republicans iota n
(oeti-ol i if (.'(.'!io:e.-S 1'V il goi.il
Inijiii;;. '''.m Ve.ud ao (iovornei
' Hi. i. ii..- V..s t b i tul on the li'e-
I llinie.lll li -ket. With Ml.oCI) 111,1 jill'iie
! ie N.V. '1 ue.-day's luillul elicit ii ('.
I Y.. Iltuhe-!. Ri-(!i'Micau bv oli.dOn.
; Ttii.s i! pM.'ifi'y the m l Int' lest
j ing li;Jil ol the '..tnipaigti.
i 'liuiniiaii iSi in moil:, refelllligto
tbe i i8ii 1 1 in North Carolina .says
I the D.iiniciMt.s have swept the
j i'ate, can ietl every Congressional
! tli-urief. and the Legislature is
j i von more i-trongly Deinociatic than
t ver. l In-niaorit v .n the otale is
between -10,0(10 and 50,000.
Tin- Democrats have saved the
Eighth and tenth District-', l.'iehard
N. Ilae'r.et ileieating K. Sjielicer
r.lacknurn by a gooit majority. In
ti e tenth W. T. Ci-awford, D-mo-
iat. bus tlete.ited J. .1. I'.nU l.y a
l!iV li'O'l ;,S
"I . (:' II
Til iir,rii renoi'le 1 by his p'lysi
eia .s as lmprm ;nur bi be.-ei ii on
Frh'-iv, vet on .N-iiuniav i s t r t i n al
hill! p.a-t ek'hl. n'elorK'M;. Ji. I'. B.
ti !c!i Ii, of .U.u.-O'l, Ca.. a brother
of (inventor (iienli. ''ied .-ildtlet.l ly.
Tbei.evVs eaiiii.' :is a dislres-ing
liioek lo iivi-ri!or i leiin, w!in had
mi Friday ciojit ja-i returned from
Macun, w here he had been called
by the report of the critical con
dition of his brother last Monday.
Mr. K. T. B (iienli was forty
six years old, having been born in
ltC0, in Rockingham county. lie
attended the University of North
Carolina, and after his marriage to
Miss .Mary Peinberton, of F'ayette
ville, left North Carolina for
Georgia, where he has lived for
about twenty years. Before he left
this State he was for a long time
tht chief clerk of the Cape Fear and
Yadkin Valley Railroad, under the
old management, and in Georgia
he has beta the traveling Auditor
for the Central of Georgia Railroad.
His wife died about a year ago and
lie is survived by three daughters
and one son, whose ages range from
six to eighteen years. During h'S
last illness his mother, Mrs. Chal
mers Glenn, was with him. He
was an active and earnest member
of the Fpiscopal Church and was
the head of the Brotherhood of
St. Andrew in Macon, being a genial
warm-hearted man, with many
The oflices in the State Capitol
were closed Saturday afternoon be
cause of the bereavemeut of Govern
The dwelling and barns of W.
V. rtiimmintra nf fin ilfvii rl pmintv. '
were destroyed by lire a few days
ago. Practically all the contents
of the buildings, including 500
bushels of wheat were lost. Pro
perty destroyed 18 valued at. $3,000
with no insurance
A BEAUTIFUL LIFE.
Tribute to the Memory of Mrs. Sue M.
Caudle, of Kandleman.
We are called upon to undertake
the sad task of recording the death
of a Christian wife, mother, and
friend. Sue M. Caudle, wife of L.
M. Caudle, passed from suffering
and to her reward Oct. 13, 190(1,
just as the sun sank from sight.
Mrs. Caudle was a daughter of
Jonathan intl Nancy Vickory, and
was born iu 1854. She joined the
M. P. chuich at Level Cross, and
was a faithful and beloved member
during her stay with them.
In 1877 she was married to L. M.
CaudX Six children were b rn
unto them, all ot whom are living.
Having moved to New Salem after
her marriage, she moved her mem
bership from Level Cross to Mt.
Lebanon M. P. Church, at Randle.
man. Here she remained until
death. The word faithful, which
is sometimes used inappropriately,
is truly applicable o this good
woman. She was faithful to her
oHiga' ions t the church, faithful
as a wife, faithful a a mother, in a
word, faithful to (iod. She was
loved bv all who knew her.
Mrs. "Caudle suffered veiy givuHv
for I line weeks -villi that dreaded
disease, typhoid fever; yet not one
time was she known to murmur or
eoii, plain. Her great concern was
for her children, whom she loved as
a mother only can love, and her
cbiif desire and piayei was t hat, they
might wall; in love and truth. May
her pravcrs be ansive'-ed in the- sal
vation of all her clii'dreu.
In lierla-t eonscious moments she
w is happy in the Savior's love, and
bright visions seemed riiug up be-
itT. She spoke' of walking on
i'rh-wav, where sorrow never
'. Tb"' fum-rii! services were
etc I bv Rev. .1. K. llu'tou.
which, amidst a la'
ping rela' i vi and l'1.
,as tiepo-ili d m the
Lebanon Clu l'- 'i.
he death of Mr.-. '.'
KEY BRIDGES CONSIDERED.
I :. in in i -ion.-1- M 'j ( iie-lriot inn on
I va:o i ie lii-.i r.
At ihe meet is. g of tli.- County
Commissioners Monday the ri'jUest.
of cii iens u.-king for bridges m the
County were considered.
t-eveia'. pel;; ions were presented
f.;r a trellis or s.cel bridge acres
Caraway at or near Walker's fold.
Another was for a bridge across
Pole Cat Creek tit or near W. R.
Julian's ami a third acioss the
L' harrie river at or r.ear Parker's
old grist mill.
The board ordered the Pole Cat
Creek bridge consti ucted and also
considered favorably the other two
The other two are only a short
distance apart and unless the two
can be conveniently consolidated in
one it is understood that both will
There was great rejoicing among
the petitioners at the-action of the
BITTEN BY MAD DOG.
Samuel ('aplc. .if r.mlirott. Treated W itli
a Mad Stone.
News comes from Montgomery
county that Samuel Cagle, a young
man living near F'ndicott, was bit
ten by a dog F'riday, w hich is be
lieved to have been mad. The
dog left home soon after the biting
occurred, and died a few days later.
Mr. Cagle has been treated by the
"mad stnne" remedy, apparently ef
fective, but his people are still anx
ious as to the result.
Geo. W. Blackstock, a white man,
alleged to have been one of the riot
ers in Atlanta w hen 10 negroes were
killed, has been convicted of assault
on a negro woman and lined 300.
This is the first of 149 cases to be
tried. T. Clements, another for
similar offense, was lined 300 or
m months imprisonment.
DR. MATTHEWS ASUI-CIDE.
Shoots Himself In A Cheap Balti
more Lodging House.
PREFERRED DEATH TO IMPRIS
ONMENT. Tried to Conceal Identity Hut Suit Case
And Cards Tell The Story Cured of
Baltimore, Md:, Nov. 5. Prefer
ing death to twenty years' imprison
ment for poisoning his wife, Dr. J,
B. Matthews, of Greensboro, N. C
committed suicide last night in a
lodging-house on East Baltimore
street by shooting himself through
the head. Being a victim of mor
phine, he was sent by lelativts to a
Baltimore sanitarium which, about
four weeks ago, discharged him as
cured, lie disappeared and it is re
ported went to Richmond. About
a week agohe returned to Balti
more. He was living under an as
sumed name ). J. Graham.
This afternoon his biother, U.K.
Matthews, and brother-in-law, J. M.
Gorman, were consulting the policj
oflicials in an -ffo;t to learn his
whereabouts, when the report wa
received tit headipiarters ih.it a man
h ul I e m found dead, shot through
the head, at a lodging house.
The dead man was identilied as
Matthews. The doctor had lired the
fatal shot, holding the revolver in
his left hand.
The Supreme (Joint of North
Carolina on October 31 rejected Mat
thews' appeal fiH' a new trial and
decided that .Matthews must be re
turned and, begin his term of ini
pi i-ounicnt. Relative and the ati
iiior'nies then redoubled their efforts
to lo.Mte him.
The murder vtu-i committed De
"ember I, 1 '.")., ju.-t a little nnnv
I :.;;ti eb veii uioul lis ago. At mid
night of that, day Dr. Mat i Hews was
iT".-'..... Ulld pi ;ce I ); t he liUH'deV-
e's ie lit tin- police station; He
'..' r PI ii at ill" Malch I -' ; 1 1 ot (illil-
fo't! hup-rior Cmi.-i. cuivi.-ii-il of
tiu'.r-U-r 'ii i in- s c md . r v. and
Se.:t. mv.! by Jtldg-' Crluf! S. Fcf
; i -. 1 1 1 lo twnly years uf j: i,d . I ilior
i., I he '.i j i nii.'iii.i . r- Attorneys
!,,. a'"d to the Nsp'viuo C.uirt and
1. 1-1 Week I lie I. Lie !' eo'U ; handed
b.u ti an opinum, !'"i u -iii.; t i riant
i in n- t m l for 1 r. M at : hei.-s.
TRINITY SCHOLARSHIP FUND.
t!;iir.i'tiini!'. lor I 'rii'ii.t-- ni't'u Sehool t.i
A ii la a ..!-;!i. ( .nee
Piof. .!. '!'. 11, a:-. Headmaster of
Ti inttv 11 ih ' mi it. i iu.-:
'i am glad, t i .- i" to ym that our
school is no.v elij lile b- -l year
that we have ever 'had. We have the
latircsi I'lO'olliii i,t ail tli' b"-t fac
ulty t ha' ha ve eVt r hi en llel'e eU-
'.'.ige.l ii) hull school work. All the
faculty aie g'atiua'e teac'iit is of ex
pel ienoo, and ai e doing very satis
The scholars!,!, fund is the
meins of accom jilishin' a great
work for the cause uf education in
Randolph county. The ytuiig men
and young women, who have been
awarded scholar-nips, ale above the
average. We have exercised such
care in the selection of these bene
ficiaries and have given help only to
those who actually merited it. Yet
the school has been compelled to
admit some woithy students with
out a scholarship, hoping that the
necessary funds will be raised
through the fiiends of the school.
The noble work done in this way
means much to the uplift of bright
vonng lives and the progress of the
TO PROSECUTE MILL MEN.
Department of I .a Inn- and Commerce
Takes a Hand.
Washington. Nov. 4. The prose
cution of North Carolina cotton
mill operators, charged witn violat
ing the alien labor law, will take
place in the Western North Carolina
district according to officials in the
department of labor and commerce,
who have turned over to the de
partment of justice the report of
special immigration official, who
conducted the investigations at
Charlotte and Gastonia.
District Attorney Hop. n is iu
Charlotte this week, uiuhr direc
t'on of the department of justice
securing further testimony in the
case, after which he will go tt