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VOL. XXXI. ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1?, 1906. NogSO
STALEY MFG. CO.
Baltimore Starch Mfg
HEADED BY RANDOLPH BOY.
Augustus Staley. llrother of Mrs. S.
K. Coble, of Providence Township, at
The Head of Big Italtimore Company
-Began Business Mile Years Ago.
The Baltimore Sun says:
There has been incorporated a
concern which will probably add
largely to Baltimore's prestige as a
The A. E. Staley Manufacturing
Company, with an authorized capi
tal of $3,800,000, has been or
ganized to takeover the large busi
ness of the Staley Manufacturing
Company, conducted as u private
enterprise by Mr. Augustus h
Staley, and to operate a largt
starch and glucose plant.
Mr. Augustus E. Staley started
started in business here under- tin
firm name of the Staley Manufactur
Company about nine years ago.
Ihe business has grown to be one
of the large.t cornstarch houses iu
the United States.
The president of the new com
pany is iMr. Staler, the vice pre
eident is Mr. Kichard II. Bond, also
of this city, and the general counse
is Mr. Edwin J. Farber, who in
corporated the norm any.
It is the purpose of the company
to start with a plant the minimum
capacity of which will be 10,000
bushels of corn a day. As soon as
the plant is tunning smoothly the
intention is to double the capacity
and add a glucose plant.
The location of the company is a:
437 439-441 North street.
J Mr. Staley formerly lived in this
county and is a brotber or Mrs. 6
E. Coble, of Providence township.
THE NEW SCHEDULE.
In Eflect December 16th Vestibule
Passes t Night.
Official announcement for the
change of schedule for the vesti
bule has been received.
It passes Asheboro going north at
11:20 p. m. and going south at
It will connect at High Point
with No. 40 to Washington and
with No. 39 going south on the
main line. It will conuect with
the Seaboard at Aberdeen going
The mail car will be' dropped on
the this train and all mail will be
haudled by local freights on both
the A. & A. and the Asheboro divi
sion of the Southern. There is
already much unfavorable comment
upon the change. So far as
known the Southern will remain the
This gives Asheboro only one
mail a day.
The people of Asheboro will insist
on this early morning train carrying
mail, so that we can have the News
and Observer before breakfast.
Mrs. Ida Ingold-Masten of Indiana Has
Been Added to The Courier Stan".
Itf r Tdi Insoid Masten. formerly
of Randolph county, but now of'
Frankfort, lnd., nas become a
weekly contributor to the Courier.
Mrs. Masten is a writer of ability,
and her articles, will be found of
' deep interest, and we bespeak the
appreciation of our readers. At
this tiuir when question of unitiug
various denominations is being agi
tated her article on Church Feder
ation will be interesting.
Good Koad Meeting,
At the meeting of the Randleman
Good ltoad Association held Decem
ber 8th, it was decided to hold a
county convention at the courthouse
Monday January 7th, for the pur
pose of organizing the county into
a good roads movement. Let every
township be well represented.
J. L. Fields, Piesidentof Kandle
man Good Roads Association.
At a rec ut meeting of the M.
P. Baraca Class, the following ofli
cers were elected and installed.
President, 1$. A. Yergan; Vice
President, Wiley Ward: Secret-try,
J. Bunch; Treasurer, W. II. G ..
gow. These officers compose tie
Occurances of Interest From Our
Messrs. Hugh Parks, Jr., II . A.
Knssell, and Dink Hughes made a
business trip to Greensboro Monday.
Mr. W. B. Cox, who has had
charge of a saw mill at Jonesville,
La., came home one day last week
and will spend some time in our
Messrs. Neal McCorquadale, Mon
roe liurrow, and Miss Fannie Kin
ney went to Asheboro last Tuesday
It. W. Jordan attended the Bap
tist State Association at Greensboro
S. L. Welch, who has been on
the sick list for a few days, is im
proving. The largest porkers killed in our
community this season weie butch
ered last week by Messrs. James
Martiudale and 11. W. Jordan. Mr.
Martiinlale's weighed 414 pounds,
and Mr. Jord.in's largt st weighed
400 and the (smallest nearly 4UO
K. A. Uouth is the happiest man
in town and hs'S been grinning for
several days. It's a line gi'l.
Little Yelna, the infant daughtei
of Mr. and Mrs. J. (J. Burrow, died
last Ttnsday morning, of diphtheria,
and was laid to rest iu the Baptist
cemetery Wednesday even
ing. The funeral service was con
ducted by Rev. C. A. Wood. She
was a bright child aud will be sadly
missed by her loved ones. The be
reaved family have the sympathy of
James Buie has been moving ma
chiuery for the last few days from
the card room of the Frankliuville
Mfg. Co. to make room for new ma-
chinery which will be installed iu a
Peter Allred, one of our sports
men, has the houor of bringing in
the first wild turkey this season
which he raptured while out prac
ticing with his Sure Shot early
James Craven and family, of
Hillsnoro, spent Saturday night and
Sunday in the city with relatives
CARY QUICK IN JAIL.
TWo of Those Charged With Killing
Line Blind Tiger Combs are Dls
charged and One Jailed.
Rockingham, December 6. Cary
Quick, Eh Quick and Lovely
Knight, charged with the murder of
Ju'e Combs, the notorious line state
blind tiger, surrendered themselves
and were given a hearing before
'Squire W. F. Long last Friday.
The cases agaiust Lovey Knight
and Eb Quick were dismissed.
Cary Quick was committed to jail.
The evidence tended to show that
he was being assaulted by the
deceased when he tired the fatal
It is the time of year now when
there will be much patronage of the
stores and the shops, and it is the
time when we should remember our
local merchants, those who have in
vested their money and directed
their energy toward the building up
of our community. Before go ng
awy from home to purchase goods
and gifts for the holidays, it would
be well to examine the splendid
stock of merchandise carried by the
home merchants. And while doing
this do not forget the grocers and
the other merchants who keep a
general line of merchandise.
They, too, aie entitled and worthy
of your patronage and support.
Archibald Johnson to Deliver an Ad
dress In Asheboro.
Mr. Archibald Johnson Editor of
"Charity and Children," the Bap
tist Orphanage paper at lhomas
ville,N.C, will address the peo
ple of Asheboro on orphauage work,
next Sunday afternoon in the Pres
byterian church, at 3 o'clock.
A cordial invitation to be present
is extended to all, to hear this dis
Rev. Hexry Sheets.
Death of a North Caroliati.
Ex Judge William Shepperd
Bryan w ho was for 11 years a mem
ber of th? Court of Appeals of
Mary laud, and the father of the
.i.i-eut Attorney General, W. S.
IV an. of Maryland, died in Balti-
. e December 9th, aged 79 years.
' ige Bryan was born in Raleigh,
. '., and is a brother of II. K.
i i iii., of Newbei n, N. C.
NEGRO BOY KILLED.
Hun Over by Trains at Plnehurst Tues
Tuesday night, a negro boy,
Frank Miller, aged 15 years, was
killed by a freight train at Pine
hurst. He was beating a ride, when
seen by the crew and told to go back
to the caboose. He was not seen
any more uuil several hours later
when his body was found badly
mangled on the track. Three trains
are supposed to have passed over
his body during the time. He is
supposed tc have fallen from the
freight train about 7 o'clock.
Kastern North Carolina CimlcrcUce.
The annual conferei.ee of tin
M. E. Church, South, known as'' the
Eastern Conference, convened in
Rocky Mount on Monday. Some tit
the appointments are us follows:
Presiding Eluer of the Newbern
District, Uev. M. ISradshaw; Rev.
D. A. Futrell, formerly stationed at
Asheboro, is on the Stanley circuit;
Uev. W. O. Davis goes to Spiyng
liope in the Washington district;
Uev. J. C. Humble goes to North
tlanipton; Uev. V. F. Craven back
to Conway in the Warren ton Dis
trict; Uev. 1). L. Earnhardt to Jam-
den in the Elizabeth City District;
Rev. B. F. Buinpass to the Edeutou
Street Church, Raleigh; Rev. N. E.
Coltrane to F'ranklintou; Rev. W.
M. Sham burger to Oxford; Rev. T.
A. Smoot to Durham; Rev. W. R.
Royal, who was stationed at Troy
last year, is stationed at Chapel Hill.
We give the Fayetteville aad
Rockingham Districts as follows:
J. T. Gibbs. Presidihg Elder.
Hay Str jet, G. F. Smith.
Fayetteville circuit, W. A. Royall.
Hope Mills, J. A. Sutton.
Coksbury, N. II. McMonald.
Roseboro, M. D. Hussey.
Bladen, E. B. Craven.
Buckhorn, J. H. Buffalo.
Dunn, J. A. Lee.
Duke, J. M. Daniel.
Newton Grove, N. H. Ouytou'
Pittsboro, C. P. Jeroma.
Haw River, E. E. Rose.
Goldston, C. O. Durant.
Carthage, H. M. Eure.
Elize, J. W. Hoyle.
Sanford, R. W. Bailey.
Jonesboro, L. A. Joyner.
Lillington, to be supplied by L.
Siler City, E. R. Welch.
W. A. Moore, Presiding Elder.
Rockingham, J. E. Underwood.
Roberdell, A. J.jGroves.
Richmond, N. L. Seabolt.
Mount Gilead, S. T. Moyle.
Pekin, W. A. Jenkins.
Troy, J. W. Bradley.
Montgomery, to be' supplied by
N. S. Webb.
Aberdeen, D. H. Caviness.
Hamlet T. A. Sikes.
St. Johns aud Gibson. F. B. Mc
Cftll. Laurinhnrg, R. A. Willis.
Maxton and Caledonia, E. Mc
Whorter. Rod Springs, R. II. Broom.
Rowland, R. M. Ashby.
Lumber ton, P. L. Kirton.
Elizabeth, E. J. Poe.
Robeson, T. J. Dailey, R. W.
Townsend, and W. H. Townsend,
Carolina Institute, S. D. Mercer,
Invitations have been received by
"Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Smitherman
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
The Iievereml M illiain Richard Iioyall
on Wednesday evening the nineteenth
nineteen hundred and six
at six o'clock
Trinity Methodist Church
Trny, North Carolina."
Miss Smitherman is a most at
tractive aud accomplished young
woman, a daughter of Mr. S.- T.
Smitherman, who is a leader in
industrial enterprises, president of
the Smitherman Cotton Mills. Mr.
Rovtkll is pastor of the Methodist
church nt Troy and is a young man
of talent, greatly esteemed and with
a large circle of friends.
Rowan county is to have a fair
Mr. Carnegie is to give High
Point $15,000 for a public library.
The Clara Mill, at Gastonia, be
gan operation Monday and by
January 1st will be running at full
Century M. E. Church, of New
bern, has given to the Greensboro
Female College a $3000 pipe organ.
Howard Moser, aged 23 years,
was instantly killed near Farming
ton, Davie county last Wednesday,
by a tree falling on him. He was
cutting timber for Geo. Ilanser's
Richard P. Mendenhall, son of
the late Cyrus P. Meudenhall, died
at the home of his sister, Mrs.
NioliUuii, at Guilford College last
The North Carolina Case Associa
tion wis iu session at Winston-S.-iletn
last week. The Association
declared for an increase in the price
of furniture January 1st, due to the
advuitce in the price of raw ma
terial and labor.
W. W. Fin ley, of Washington,
has been elected to succeed the late
Samuel Spencer, as president of the
Southern Railway. Mr. Fiuley is
one of the best railroad men in this
country. It wis James J. Hill, who
recently wrote to him and said
"come to the Great Northern and
name your own salary."
1. is claimed that oysters in bulk
in some sections of the country are
treated with formal .ehyde, a poison
ous preparation used with the oys
ters to preserve them and to keep
them from spoiling.
W. II. Lancaster, 21 years of age,
living in McDowell county, stole
$1600.00, all the money his father
had, one day last week and ran
John H. Tate, of High Point, and
Miss Harriett Gar fin, of Newton,
were married last week.
Mr. W. T. Parker, of High Point
was married to Mrs. Annie Dnpree,
of Baton Rouge, La., December
Mr. W. T. Parker left Tuesday
for Baton Rouge, La., where on
December 12th, he will be married to
Mrs. Annie Dupree, Mr. J. Elwood
Cox will act as best man and the
ceremony will be performed by Rev.
E. L. Siler who accompanied Mi.
Parker. Miss Daphiue Williams, of
Asheboro, visited friends this week.
High Point Times
A celluloid collar button, acci
dentally placed in a pipe with to
bacco explode! when lighted by R.
M. Curtis, at Leomister, Miss., last
week. His eye was badly burned
and it is thought he will lose his
Representative M. S. Griffin, of
Nam county, has been arrested upon
a true bill found by the Federal
Grand Jury at Raleigh charging
him with taking an illegal fee for
handling the pension funds of Mrs.
C. V. Follensber, who drd"-s a pen
sion from the government.
The High Point Hosiery Mills
Co. is enlarging its building prepar
atory to increasing its capacity.
R. G. Campbell, of Greensboro,
recently purchased what is known
as the llilliard lands, north of Lex
ington. Th tract whs sold under
ord. r of court and brought $13,700,
there being in all annul JU acres.
The Springs Hardware Co., of
Lexiugton, has purchased the pres
ent site and buildings occupied by
the National Bank, the consider
ation being $5,000. The new own
ers will enlarge the building and
remove their hardware business into
the same. The National Bank will
occupy its new quarters on the pub
George Bittings, a 17 year old
white boy, w hile walkiDg on the
railroad track near Pomona, was
held nit by a negro and robbed of
$47.00 last week.
Claud Parrish, a negro, fell off a
house at Louisbnrg, one day last
week and w i" instantly killed.
Salisbury has spent $20,000 in
side walk improvements, which rep
resents about one-third of the
amount expended. The property
owners bore two-thirds of the ex
pense. Salisbury is making rapid
strides m municipal development.
High Point is to try municipal
ovnership of elictiic lights after
High Point Plaining Mills is a
new concern for High Point, with
Robert Laughlin am. J.G. Garland
as owners and operatives.
There is to be a new divison of
the Southern Railroad, with head
quarters at Spencer, with P. L. Mc
Mnness as Div:si m Superintendent.
The recent Baptist State Con
tention held in Greensboro, adopted
rosolntioiis favoring a reform school.
The Southern1, depot at Advance,
Davie county and all its contents
were destioyvd by lire Wednesday
night. Agent Wouible says there
was no lire in the building all day
and he is confident that the tire was
of incendiary origin.
Mayor J. R. Watson, of Jones
boro, died suddenly about seven
o'clock Thursday morning. He
was one of Chatham's best business
men aud a member of the conuty
board of education.
Cal Hnghes, a young white man,
caught his arm in a cog wheel at
the Lindsay Chair F'actory at High
Point a few days ago, lacerating it
The malicious wrecking of a log
ging train of the Rowland Lumber
Co., ar. Bowden, N. C, last week
resulted iu the death of James Bis
sett, engineer. He was scalded to
death by escaping steam.
The Alliance cotton gin, in Bald
win township, Chatham county,
was burned last week. One. man
lost 18 bales of cotton and 1000
bushels of seed. The origin of the
fire is unknown.
The old Mansion Hotel property
at Salisbury has been sold to E. C.
Gregory and W. C. Strachan for
$32,000. The purchasers propose to
erect a steel frame sky-ecraper upon
this si te at an early date.
Misa Cora E. Cox, the adopted
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S.
Cox, at Greensbor.-, who has for
many years taught in the graded
schools of Greensboro, and is a grad
uate of the State Normal and after
wards took a special course in the
University of Chicago, will be
married on December 27th, to Rev.
Crawford Jacksou, of Atlanta, A
recent issue of the Atlanta Con
stitution published pictures of both
the contracting parties.
Meetings W 111 be Held In Different
Parts of the County During Janu
ary and February.
The Randolph County Associition
of Public School Teachers met at
the school building in Asheboro last
Saturday, December 8th. There
waiahrge attendance of teachers
and the discussion of the different
subjects on the program was very
interesting. Several instructive
papers were read, and it is our aim
to publish them.
New officers were elected as fol
lows: President, Prof. Chas. Staley;
Vice-Presideuts. Piof. D. M. Weath
eily, Ferree Rosf, Miss Merrie Rich
aidsou, and Miss Rolela Frazier;
Recordiug Secretary, Miss Pearl
Leonard; Corresponding Secretary,
County Supt. J. M. Way.
It was decided to have five teach
ers' meetings in different parts of
the county during January and Feb.
ruary, these meetings to take the
place of the regular township meet
Perry (iray Dead.
Capt. R. Percy Gray died in a
Richmond hospital on December
8th. He was unmarried and aged
43 years. He was a son of Gen.
Julius A. Gray, and grandson of
Gov. J. M. Morei.eaii, and was born
on one of (Jen. Gray's plantations
in Randolph county.
It has been oflieially fuinounced
that the Southern mil way will es
tablish a new d'vision with Salis
bury as headquarters. The divisi n
will be superintended by Capt. P.
L. McManus. of Charlotte.
FOR GOOD ROADS.
County Convention to be Held At
JANUARY 7TH IS THE DATE.
Movement Started Inutile Interest of
Jtaudolph's Public High Ways
Will Ask Legislature to Be Al
lowed to Hold Good Hoads
Agio I roads meeting is so m to
be held iu the courthouse, to take
definite action looking to the better
ment of the roads of the county.
At u meeting of the Randleman.
loo I lloa l Association held Satur
day night a cotii'iiit'.e.; on arrange
ments, to provide tr hi meeting,
aud secure a d legation frjiu each
township, was appointed.
Messis. S. B -yant, J. L. Fields,
W. F. Tally, J. D. M ndenhall, and
Dr. McFayden eoimiuue the com
mittee. Tnis committee will secure facts
bearing on the possible means of
providing funds to improve the
roads, and present them to the con
vention to be held in the courthouse
the liivt Monday iu January.
Every citizen of Randolph, aud es
pecially those who own farming
lands and other property in the
county, should attend this meet
ing. The importance of this move
ment can be readily realized, and
since the deplorable condition ,of
Randolph's roids has been discuss
ed for years, and since every one
agrees that "something must be done"
it is assured that a good roa Is as
sociation for the whole county will
be organized aud steps taken to im
prove present conditions.
Various means are being discuss
ed over the. county bondPj special
tax, township bonds, etc., provid
ing funds for the work as well aa
the manner in which the work shall
be done. All these will be dis
cussed at the meeting and a bill
drafted to be presented to legisla
ture asking permission to hold an
election 9 provide means to per
manently improve the roads.
The county is expending each
year over five thousand dollars for
roads and bridges, afid the convict
force and road subjects find it im
pos ble to cope with the washing
raits. The demand for permanent
road work is such that Randolph
must act, and act at once; and at
the meeting in January definite
action will be taken.
Development Spion Co.
Percy E. Elliott, of New York
city, has purchased what is known
as the Spoon Mine Property and
540 acres of land about six miles
south-east of Asheboro, on the Mof
fitt's Mill3 road. Mr. Elliott has
organized the Spoon Development
Companv, a corporation consisting
of New York capitalists. He was
in Asheboro yesterday with Capt.
W. Cochran, the Superintendent of
the Hercules Gold and Copper Co.,
W. U. Chander, of New York City,
Secretary of Spoon Development
Co., goiug down to the Spoon Min
iog property, prospecting with a
view of making preparations to de
velop the property. The intention
of the new ownership is to operate
the mine on a large scale. The
corporation has a large capital and
abunda.it lesourees with which to
make the developments.
Asheboro Circuit Appointments.
Thejfollowing appointments have
been announced for the Asheboro
M. E. Circut:
Tnird Sunday, 11 o'clock a. m.,
Union aud at Pisgah at 8 p. m.
Fourth Sunday. 11 a. '.m. at Le
banon, and at West Chapel at. 3pm
Fifth Sunday, 11a m. at Shepherd
and at night at Wrtliville.
R. L. M elton', Pastor.
Quite a number of our farmers
are hauling lumber eros3-ties, etc.
since they finished sowing wheat.
Cicero Redding is on the sick
Mrs. Ella Coble is confined to
her bed with a Bevere nervous
A new boarder recently arrived
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ed
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. IVJh f
Millboro, visited her Sunday.
' Mr. Elmer Julian, of M ililxi'.i. i
. teiching fdiool here.