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VOL. XXXI. . ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1906. No 49 .
COURT HOUSE NEWS
Randolph Superioi Court Convened
NEW OFFICERS SWORN IN
Took Oath Monday Bonds Approved--Sheriff
and County Treasurer Give
Way to Successors.
Randolph Superior Court conven
ed Monday with Judge G. S. Fergu
son presiding. The number of cases
tried is small.
The followiug gentlemen compose
the grand jury:
J. E. Albright, foreman: A. II.
Kearns, J. M. Kouth, Jas. Lanier,
S. O. Spoon, J. W. Routh, R. L.
Kearns, J. K. Harris, B. F. Henley,
P. F. Spoon, J. W. Kivett, T. B.
Elliott, It. M. Bulla, J. E. Ward, J.
E. Albright, Levi Cox, W. D. Mc
Daniel, A. S. Hinahaw, J. W. Rey
nolds. It. L. White was sworn in
as officer of the grand jury.
CASES DISPOSED OF MONDAY.
The following cases were disposed
State vs. It ham Mc Henry, lar
ceny and receiving, judgment sus
pended. State vs. Chas. Jackson, plead
guilty of retailing, judgment sus
pended upon payment of cosU.
State vs. J no. Taylor, a. w. d. w.,
plead guilty, judgment $10 fine and
State vs. Jas. Isley, a. w. d. w.,
guilty, judgment that the defendant
work 6 mos. on county road.
State vs. Bob Varner and Sam
Upton, plead guilty. Not yet sen
tenced. State vs. Harrison Horner, plead
guilty of c. c. w. and a- w. d. w.
State vs. Jno. Taylor a. w. d. w.,
plead guilty, judgmeut suspended
upon payment of costs.
State vs. Jas. Isley, a. w. d. w.,
plead guilty, judgment suspended
upon payment of costs.
' State vs. Arthur Walker, 1. and r.
plead guilty, judgment that defen
dant serve 8 months on county
Several civil cases were continued
until next term of court.
In the case of State vs. Tom Mc
Phersou, which was appealed to the
Supreme court, the verdict of the
lower court was sustained and the
defendant was required to pay a tine
of $2.00 and the cost.
State vs. Juo. A. Farliues, assault
with intent to commit rape; plead
not guilty; verdict guilty of simple
assault. Judgment that the defend
ant pay a tine of $50 and costs.
. State and Annie Yow s. Qrover
Farlow, bastardy, still in progress.
The officers of Randolph county
for the next two years took oath
Monday, and are now in posessiou
of their offices in the court house.
The only change in the personal
is S. L. Hayworth, sheriff, succeed
ing T. J. Finch and B. F. Newby,
treasurer, succeeding W. J. Miller.
Clerk of the couit W. C. Ham
mond and Register of Deeds J . P.
Boroughs renewed their bonds for
the new term.
Mr. Claude Hayworth will as
sist his father as deputy in the
The old board of commissioners,
H. T. Caveoess, chm. H. O. Las
siter and A. N. Bulla, completed
their work Monday and turned the
affairs of the county over to the new
board. There are two old members
on the board, and the new member
J. W. Cox, was sworn in Monday.
The re-organization resulted in the
election of A. N. Bulla as chairman.
The board is composed of excellent
business men in whose hands the
affairs of the county are safe.
Mrs. Geo. B. Strickland, whote
illness was noted iu our last issue,
died at her home at Lucama Sunday
and the funeral was conducted from
the M. E. church here Tucslay.
The news of her death came as a
great 6hock to friends in this her
home county. Mrs. Strickland was
a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. G.
Miller, of Asheboro, who bave the
sympathy of the entire community
Whtn in High Point stop at the
Leouard-Beavaus-Stamey Co. High
Points modern ladies' store.
Movements of PeopleImportant Sess
ion or the I. O. (). F. December
Rev. 0. A. Wood, our new pastor
at the M. E. church, spent Sunday
and Sunday night with us and gave
us two very helpful and instructive
sermons, and we believe with the
co-operation of the church members
he will be the means of accomplish
ing munh good in our community
the coming year.
Mr. William Fields, of near Red
Cross, has moved to one of the new
residences recently erected by the
Randolph Mfg. company on Pro.
gressive street. Mr. Fields has a
nice family, his wife being a daugh
ter of one of our best citizens, Mr.
Isham Jones, and n e welcome them
to our city.
Mr. Joe Tippett, of Louisatia,
will spend a few days in town visit
ing relatives and friend ssoon.
Mr. Benjamine Mollitt, of Ashe
boro, was in town one day last week.
Our people are always glad to have
Mr. Moffitt visit us. A truer
gentleman never lived in our midst
and we am always glad to shake
his hand. Mr. W. D. Maner has
improved his residence by adding a
new dining room and as soon us the
room is furnished your correspond
ent is expecting a big dinner.
Mrs. Eliza Moffitt, of Asheboro,
spent a few days in the community
last week visiting relatives and
A session of the I. O. 0. F. will
be held at the Masonic Hall Sat
urday night, December 8th, for the
purpose of conferring degrees and
for transacting other business.
This lodge was organized only lust
June and has grown so rapidly that
she now has over sixty members
when the few that are now on the
road take all the degrees. Mr.
Hugh Parks Jr. who was instru
mental in organizing the lodge and
is still pushing it forward is to be
commended for his untiring efforts.
Mr. D. L. Culberson made a
business trip to Troy oue day last
Among the largest pigs killed
Monday were Mr. C. E. Stuart's
weighed 295 pounds and your cor
respondent's, which had to be cut
up before it could be weighed on
his largest scales.
Mrs. W. 1). Maner and little
Lottie Julian have been on the sick
list for a few days but are reported
better at this writing.
The entertainment at the Aca
demy, by the Ladies Aid Society,
Saturday night was quite a success
and a nice sum was realized.
Chief Sergeon of Philippines Consta
bulary. The Courier is in receipt of a let
ter from T. C. Walker, son of Col,
J. E. Walker, of Asheboro, who is
iu the Philippines, in which he says
he is not connected with the medi
cal department of the IT. S. Army;
that lie is superintendent Medical
Division (Chief Surgeon), of the
Philippine Constabulary. This or
ganization is the native army of the
Philippines and is officered by
Courier readers will recall the in
teresting letter published in the
Courier September 20th, relating to
life in the Philippines.
Marion Moring, J. D. Payne, H.
L. Brookshire, Mrs. M. P. "Kimrv,
A. C. Farlow, Ivy Johnson, Mrs. J.
M. Pnrdie, A. C. Ward, L. R. Hughs,
John H. ltevelle, S. W. Cox, 0. E.
Hamilton, A. L. Briles, Gertrude
Fields, S. L. Robbins, T. It. Coble,
J. E. Hamilton, Plato Collins, W.
H. Jones, E. Kearns, A. N. Cagle,
Miss Lambert, Noah King, J. W.
Vunoannon, W. P. Cox, J. W. Al
bertson, Y. M. C. Johnson, A. 0.
Hancock, W. M. Parks. A. J. Bur
row, P. 0. Hogan, C. A. Lewallen,
Zimri Cranford, A. W. Curtis, R.
TWO ACCOMPLICES ARRESTED
Kesult of Statement Made by Henry
Walker, at (iraham
On the strength if the statement
of Henry Walker, col., who shot
Mr. L. Banks liolt, at uranatn,
November Gth, two negro women
servants in the Holt home have
been arrested and bound over to
court in bonds of $2,000 each. Gov.
Glenn granted Walker a respite
from his execution, which is set for
January 6th, that he m.iy appear
us a witness at the tri .1.
MIKE COMMENTS ON
Climackp, N. C.
Dec. 4, 1900 & Six.,
Dear Uncle Pat:
Pa axed me to write you a letter,
and I've been puttin it off and puttin
it off till I've got ashamed of myself.
There haint been much doin about
here since the elexiou, but we put it
on the Rads then. They're awfully
sore now. One old big-mouthed
one who, they say handled the dough
cn elextion day, has crawled into
his hole and pulled the hole in after
him. I dont know what he done
with all the dough, hether he used
it all on elextion day, or saved; sum
of it for his own personal use.j Old I
Big Mouth can't get many filters,
for even a floater dont like his dough
well enough to vote with him,
Did you ever know the liepubli
cans to tet beat without howlin thai
they didentjget a fair elexiou?; Such
a howl of sorrow us they do rai.-e
this time! Did you ever see a man
about two days after get tin his back
broke or his ankle sprained? That's
just the way the Republican bosses
feel now. They sprained their
linancial resources, and they got
their backs broke, and it makes em
awful sore. If you just touch em a
little they howl with pain. Some
of em has sore consciences, and if
you say a word about their methods
of canipaignin they go iuto fits1 of
I dont, blame em for feelin Tiad,
for they established a little old 'pat
ent-page paper, sent to another state
to get a editor, an the Itepublicans,
foreign editor and paper all got lef c
and its enough to make em feel sora
Uandolph dont tuke much to ifof
eigners who come iu here to lie
political bosses. There's a whoje
lot of good, honest men in the raijk
and file of the party, and they dojit
like to k waller just any kind, of la
pill the bosses try to ram down thir
throats. I hope they'll keep tbfir
editor at the he.id of their papjr,
for (ihtir owncowd dont tbjk
much ot him, and he's too B'bff "to
do us any harm.
I seen their great foreign eiiitor
onct, and I want to tell you whit a
giani he is. I wnt to the Repub
lican Grand (?) Rally and BiBkec
Picknick at Ashboro on the 27 day
of October, when they let on jlike
they had 37 thousand men there
besides wimen and childern. aijd I
seen him there that day while spen
ser bee aildaums was bustiu tin) G
striug of his gizzard, and nister
tarns was a oussiu the Demo rats
cause they wouldent give bin, an
office He walks just like he dillent
aim to take but one more step uur-
iug the day, and he looks so mal all
the time that I was afraid to goliear
him. They said he wouldent pite,
but would snap and growl awli
when he got mad.
But the biggest leason they
for gittin him to edit the paper
his awful hatred for the Democitts.
He hates Democrats worse thai he
hates maddogs. Maddogs has hy
drophobia, but they cant find any
name for this man's ailment, I
think they ought to call it Dtmo
grophobia, cause he hates D ino
crats so awful bad, and he seem to
have a morbid dread of em. This
disease is not catching unless you
are opposed to good governujent,
and want nerroes to vote.
I've heard it said that he ands
his paper to lot of Democrats who
never oubsoribed for it. I Uilent
know the postal law would alluv a
editor to send more than four pipers
a year to a nun who is not a
scriber, but they let tJiie teller
em all the same. I dout thiu
has any bony tide subscribers, land
they hutt to let him iu on peoplj he
tries to make take his paper. te'H
collect the pi ice out of every Duuo
crat that takes his paper out of the
postoffice, of cours' , and he's ryin
to run up a big bill ou em.
Well, we've hud lois of fun ince
l he elextion. It made the tads
awfully sore to think they hud Aent
$5 thousand dollars, bought a vjiole
township of wheat, put the recita
tion of old Annauias ou the lid of
back numbers, and then got leaf.
Its funny to hear em talk abouj it.
They get awful hot under the fol
iar. I think they blanre- pme
woman for it, for I heard onejsay
that it was" Helen Damuatiin I
dont know her, but I guess she'sone
of their crowd that's gone baclj on
em for beiu 8 J tough, aud they feel
slighted cause she wout keep heir
Of course the 'li 'en anu qaim
THE RECENT ELECTION!
that their crowd was bulldozed, but
that famous editor, in my humble
opinion, is the bull that dozed em.
Its enough to make anything doza
to read slow editorials about "Ole
West Ferginny" methods in poli
ticks. If some folks eyer see a
snail it'll be one that meets em or
passes by em on the road, for they're
to slow to overtake one.
Well, its all over, and they got
left worse than ever. They'll huft
to call on mary ami butler and t. t.
hicks and snenser bee addamns and
mister toms to lead em out of
their awful predicament. And
spe"3er '''"ckhurned might lead the
shattered ranks in De Ate, and he
can do a w hole lot to raise another
fuss with his weakly tar heel lightin
the industrial news. If spenser
doir, beat spenser for state chairman
next timemury aim butler will turn
the whole crowd out of bizuess.
Your uff'-ctionate neffew,
Mike Doogaxshield, Jr.
WOULDN'T PAY THE TAX.
Sparks Show Failed to Give Perform
John Spark's Show arrived here
Tuesday mor.ing about 8 o'clock,
having billed this territory for two
performances heie, in the afternoon.
(They stretched their canvas, but
when they applied for the license,
they refused to pay the amount and
therefore could not perform.
The show also failed to fill date
at 'At. Gilead Monday on account
of a wreck at Roberdo.
The wreck occurred about 6
o'clock Monday morning, one of
the six cars being demolished. One
white man was killed outright and
two negroes injured, one of whom
died Tuesday evening.
Two horses aud one pony were
After the wreck one of the show
men attacked Conductor E. D.
Slack, and without warning dozen or
more show meu attacked him and
beat him into insensibility. They
dragged him into the woods and
left him there, supposing he was
After awhile Mr. Slack revived
and returned to look for the engin
eer. The show people, seeing him
coming, made for him again, where
upon he ran and escaped. In the
meantime tne engineer had gone
to tne next station tor help.
When the derailment was
ported to Mr. J. R. Page, general
manager or tne Railroad, at Biscoe.
he took a wrecking crew and went
to tin scene of the disaster. The
sheriff of Montgomery countv and
several deputies accompanied him.
A number of circus men were ar
rested for assulting Conductor Slack,
but when they were taken before
him he was able to identify but one
as nis assailant.
He is in the Montgomery county
jail iu default of a $1000 bond.
CIVIL WAR REMINISCENCES.
Contributions Solicited from Old Soldiers
Roll of Co. H., 3Hth N'. C,
I he Courier would be glad to
have communications from old
soldiers with reference to war mat
ters, reminiecences, etc. Prof. 0.
0. Htmilton, principal of Union
ville Institute, Union County,
formerly of this county, in a recent
letter to the Editor, makes inquiry
of the members of Company H. 38
North Carolina Troops, Prof.
Hamilton would be clad to hear
from any of the members of this
Mr. Staley In Washington.
"Lindsay C. Staley was born in
Chatham county, two miles bslow
the town of Staley, in 1851; sou of
D. L. Staley; moved to Polk cuun
tv in North Catoliua in 18(!2, and
to Missouri in 1871, to Oregon in
1873 and to Washington in 1874.
lie was a farm boy while in this
county, and since that time he has
engaged in merchandising; at pres
ent he is banking and mining; he
has prospered: he married Emily J.
Cooper. Says he is too busy to
give a write up. Puliman, Wash.
We take the foregoing from the
Siler City Grit.
Mr. a aley is au uncle of Prof.
C. M. Staley, of Asheboro Graded
DEATH OF MRS. CARR.
A lleautiful Life Ended Last Friday at
Trinity Funeral Sunday Afternoon
I On the 29th there was a Thanks
' giving service in the chapel, con
J ducted by Rev. B. F. Hargett.
' Some went hunting and on account
'of several being sick others were
I prevented being present.
J Mis. Eliza Curr died on the een
ing of the 30th, after an illness of
! several weeks. Truly a good
woman has gone to her reward!
She was noted for her many acts of
kindness, a woman of strong charac
ter. She would hive been 92 years
old had she lived tjll April, 1907
She was a devout Methodist and
was best known iu Chapel Hill and
Durham where she spent the mest
of her life. Her son, Gen. Julian
Curr, and daughter, Mrs. Guthrie,
were with her the last few days,
and with her daughter, Mrs. Heit
mau, all was done that loving faith
ful hands could do. She was carried-to
Dm hum on the noon tiaiu
Saturday, where she was buried on
Mrs. Earl Scarboro is on au ex
tended visit to relatives in Durham.
A good many of the students
went home to spend Thanksgiving.
Dr. Parker's many fnends are
glad to see him out again, and hope
he will soon be well and strong
Capt. Parkin returned home Sat
urday morning after a business trip
of several da s.
Mr. Hill's new livery stable is
being completed and he is doing a
good business here.
The Epworth League on Suuday
night was unusually interesting
conducted by Mr. W. N. Elder.
Mrs. 0. W. Carr and Mrs. Owen,
who have been on tke sick list are
Mrs. Maggie Low, of Elon Col
lege spent several days here last
week with her mother, Mrs. J. K
Tom Ellis goes in fiont with the
heaviest . one year old p g killed,
Tipped scaFes at 349 pounds.
Dave Curtis with a force of hands
is building a new wagon bridge for
the Columbia Mfg. Co. across the
mill race. The old bridge had be
come very unsafe.
There were 24 car loads of rock
shipped from ltamseur to Greens
boro last week. Eighteen wagons
were used and eight hundred and
forty loads were required to fill the
Miss Sallie Foust, of Ramseur, is
visiting friends in Burlington this
Robt. Free Trogdou, of Coleridge,
the 12 year old evangelist, preached
at the Apostolic Holiness church
Thursday night. The crowd who
were present (to hear him as esti
mated to be between live and six
hundred. A free will offering was
taken up for him after punching
which amounted to a nice little sum.
A very remarkable circumstance
occurred at the home of Long
Shanks. Little George, the two-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Kivett, who were spending the
the night there, very sweetly sang a
verse of a Sunday School song and
then very earnestly said, "Let's
pray." While kneeling at the little
chair in which he sat, he prayed a
Our depot has a new and hand
some tin roof over it now.
Miss Carrie Freeman, one of
Frauklinville's most charming
young ladies attended the banquet
given by the Red Men Friday night.
Messrs. Willis Lutber and Nor
man Martin are attending court at
Asheboro this week.
The improved order of Red Men
gave a grand march aud war dance
on last Friday night. It was a
novel and beautiful sight indeed in
their grotesque costumes. A de
lightful banquet was participated in
by the members and their wives,
mothers and sweethearts later.
This is a noble order and is becom
ing more popular every year.
Itev. J. W. Patton preached two
most excellent sermons in his pul
pit in the Christian church Sunday.
Ethel Queen, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. W. G. Brown, of Randle
man, died Tuesday, November 20th
after a brief illness with pneumonia
and membranous coupe. Little
Ethel was fourteen months and
twenty days old. The bereaved
parents have the sympathy of a
host of friends.
FOR A NEW COUNTY.
Organization Perfected At Higb
Point For This Purpose.
MUCH OPPOSITION TO THE
Petitions W ill lie Circulated In Coun
ties From Which Proposed County
W ill He Taken Industrial Notes ;
and Personals From Filter
(Correspondence To The Courier)
High Point, December 3 An or
ganization to promote the interests
of the talked of new county with
High Point as countv seat has been
perfected, with Dr. j. A. Turner as
chairman. Petitions will be circu
late I in the sections of those coun
ties! rom which the proposed terri
tor; e to be taken. While many
are ithusiastic over the project,
no , bt a majority of High Point
citii. s yet there aie those who
doub'i e expediency of such a move
were it possible to accomplish it.
Some prominent business men would
oppose the measure from a commer
cial standpoint, preferring to direct
all their energies iu a commercial
way, making of High Point the
great manufacturing ceutre it is
likely to become. Then there are
those that would object because of
the increased taxation such a move
Mr. A. F. Cox and bride, nee
Miss Jessie Pickett, returned yester
day from their bridal trip south and
left this morning for Cedar Falls,
at which place they are at home
after January 1st.
The construction of the Armfield
Bank Bulding is progressing and
while it will not be ready for occu
pancy until next summer, it will
when completed be a handsome of
fice building and a credit to th
R. I. Dickens, of Asheboro, was
here on business Monday.
Rev. C. A. Cecil filled the 11
o'clock appointmentin M. P. church
yesterday in the absence of the new
pastor, Rev. J. D. Williams.
Many are the regrets expressed
by citizens on losing Rev. C. L.
Whitaker and his most estimable
wife as citizens.
The various manufacturing enter
prises will be represented at Winston-Salem
on the 5th inst at a spec
ial meeting of the manufacturers of
Registration books for the election
on December 11, calling for the issue
of $75,000, coupon bouds, to aid in
the construction of the Pee Dee &
Glenn Anna Railway Development
Co., show 712 registered to date.
Among the transfers of property
during the past week was the Dixie
Mills from Hedrick, Beck and Foust
to Dougan Davis.
The Commercial National Bank
will increase its capital stock from
$50,000 to $150,000 January 1st.
GENEROUS AND DEVOTED.
The I.i lie of the Late Mrs. Carr One of
Devoted Christian Work. Funeral
Mrs. Eliza Pan nail Carr, (nee
Bullock) died at her home at Trini
ty last Friday after a lingering ill
ness. She was 92 years of age, and
herjlifeof perfect Christian devotion
has been and will iu the future be
an inspiration and worthy of the
emulation of all the youug woman
hood of North Carolina.
Mrs. Carr was a lifelong member
of the Methodist church, and she
had done, aud accomplished much
in the name of the spirit she pro
fessed in the church to which she
had given her devotion. For a
number of years she resided at
Chapel Hill, and was universally be
loved aud revered by a wide circle of
relatives and friends.
Mrs. Carr is survived by the fol
lowing named children: General
Julian S. Carr, Durham; Mrs. W.
A. Guthrie, Durham; Mrs. J. H.
Heitman, Durham; Mrs. J. F.
Heitman, Trinity,, and Mrs. Lizzie
King, Chai el Hil t
The funeral was conducted at
Durham Sunday afternoon.
Chas. Hamlin the 12 year old
sou of Mr. aud Mrs. W. R. Hamlin,
of near Central Falls, killed a wild
turkey weighing 25 pounds, while
rabbit hunting Tuesday. He has
also caught more than sixty opos
sums this season.
He challenges the county as a.