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The' Asheboro Cornier
PRICE ONE DOLLAR A YEAR
Wm. C. HAMMER, Editor.
WEntered at the kost Office at Aabeboro a
'econd Cuts Matter.
WHISKEY IN NORTH CARO
LINA. The annual report of commis
sioner Yearke6, of the Internal Re
venue Bureau, at Washington con
tains some interesting matter. The
report shows that there are now
Ghly 51 registered distilleries in
the state compared with a total of
C98 four years ago. This report
hows many things indicating the
growth of temperance in North
Carolina. Four years ago there
were 1145 federal retail liquor li
Censes issued in the state, while
this year the number has fallen
to 774. '-
These licenses do not represent
the number of saloons, for a great
many people w ho sell liquor in de
fiance of state authority take out
Federal" license. Four years ago
there were 44 rectifyers in the
state; now there are only 18. The
nuniber of wholesale liquor dealers
has decreased from 57 to 39.
The fruit distilleries have uot
been seriously affected by recent
legislation. During the past year 128,
027 bushels of corn the state
and 33,101 bushels of rye were used
in the state manufacture of spirits.
The output of apple brandy was
50,000 gallons. The total amount of
spirits recitlied was 029,251 gallons.
Mr. Yearkes' report also shows
that North Carolina is the chief
tobasco producing state in the un
ion there being manufactured in the
state last year over (J7,03S,840
pounds of tobacco. Missouri comes
next; Kentucky is third, Ohio is
fourth and Virginia fifth. Not
only does North Carolina produce
more tobacco, but it is worth more.
There are 77 tobacco factories in
On Sunday morning, December
10th, all the ministers both white
4 and colored in Atlanta preached
sermons on Law and Order and
the proper observance of the law.
These sermons seemed to make pro
found impressions and it is believed
will do much good. We quote Rev.
J. R. Holderby's sermon as fol
lows. "Then we came to the city of
Atlanta a city professing to be a
Christian city and we tind the
laws of God defianity and wanton
ly violated. Drug stores and Dago
stands are allowed to sell soda wat
er, ice cream, tobacco, cigars and
every other aiticle in their line.
There is lawlessness upon the
part of the city government, and
yet the violation gwson all the
"There is the spirit of lawlessness
also in the family. Parents violate
the laws of Gd and children disre
gard parental authority and these
Sarents wonder why children are
"And now, in addition to other
fragrant violations of the Sabbath
by the United States government,
we learn from the papers that the
judge advocate general of the army
has decided that the playing of foot
ball or baseball games on the Sab
bath by the soldiers is not a viola
tion ot the state laws or of divine
law. Whether or not this is a vio
lation ef the state law, it is, how
ever, a plain, open and defiant vio
lation of God's law, and it is a
blight upon the United States gov
ernment. Surely the president of
the United States will not allow
each a Godless decision to stand.
"This is an infamous insult to
God and to the laws of our land."
The President has recently sent
the name of Mr. Cortelyou to the
Senate as the Secretary of the Tre
t surer. This is a strange incensis
tency, as the President in his re
Cent message asked for an act to
prohibit corporationsfrom contribu
ting to campaign funds. It is well
known that when Mr. Cortelyou
was elected National Chairman of
the Republican party ha proceeded
to rake in immense sums of money
from the large corporations all over
the country. He is still chairman
Of the National Committee of the
Republican party. Daring the cam
gaign of 190,4 the Democratic no m
Dee for President culled attention to
fact that Mr. Cortelyou had been
Secretary of Commerce and Labor,
one of the bureaus ot which was
that of corporations, and that by
reason of his office, was familiar
with the inner workings of the
corporations. It was not expressed
but understood that Mr. Cortelyou's
knowledge of the affairs of corpora
tions induced them to subscribe
more heavily to the campaign fund
Of this there was an indignant de
denial by the President an 1 much
comment at the time, The three
life insurance companies of New
York contributed $150,000 to the
campaign fund in 1904 and in every
campaign for years before that.
There- is much opposition to Mr.
Cortelyou as Secretary of the Trea;
ury. Many level-headed men of
both parties think it unwise that his
nomination should be continued.
Any one who thinks President
Roosevelt is a Democrat would do
well to read his recent message to
Congress, in which he not only
asks Congress to annual the con
stitution of the State of Califor
nia in her right to regulate her pub
lic schools, but threatened to coeice
that state by i he use of the army
if they did not permit the Mongo
lian of the East to enter the
The North Carolina Children's
Home Society, of Greensboro, de
serves more than special mention.
Ir receives homeless and neglected
children under 15 years of age, and
finds homes for them with familie s
Since September, 1 903. it has re
ceived 180 children and has placed
160 in good homes. The Society
is supported by the public and its
work is commended.
Every farmer who has not received
the Year Book of the Department of
Agriculture should write to his
Congressman to get it.
At the Baptist State Convention
which recently couvjned in Greens
boro, the following resolutions on
Temperance were adopted:
"Whereas, The I'rink evil is oncj
of the gieatest curses of our time, a
blight upon the temporal welfare
and a burden to chnrches and the
Kingdom of God; therefore,
"Resolved, First, That the Bap
tist State Convention would encour
age its constituency and all others
to the utmost devotion in the cause
of temperance, both in preaching
the gospel to the repentance of
drinkers and the building up the
sentiment that will prevent t!i' traf
fic. "Res )lveJ, Second, That inasmuch
as the civic treatment of the liquor
traffic is a subject of honest differ
ence of opinion, we refer the ques
tion of method to our people, charg
iug them to act with good consciences
towards God and niau aud with
"Resolved, Third, That we take
great pleasure in the progress tbat
has been achieved in the interest of
temperance and we entreat our
people to continue in this good work,
supporting thp laws, that we have
and in all practical ways improving
and strengthening them with a view
to utter destruction ot the traffic
and the evil that it does so much to
X all Pierced the Eye of Mr. I) a ton-
Hoy Fell from House Pergonal.
Eli Deaton went to Greensboro
Friday to have his eye treated by
Dr. Banner. A nailed pierced the
ball and injured it greatly.
Miss Blanche Covington return
ed home from Greensboro Saturday
to spend the holidays.
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Webster and
child, of Cumnock, visited at Mrs.
M. G. Smith's last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Adolphus Yow, of
Fork Creek, spent Siturday and
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. John
Walter Vestal and sister, Miss
Maggie, of Siler City, visited Mr.
and Mrs. II. B. Carter last week.
We spent a very pleasant evening
in the main hall of the Graded
School last Friday enjoying an old
time spelling bee.
The Ramseur Store Co. is having
a very large holiday trade and their
immense stock of seasonable goods
is being disposed of at a rapid rate.
Master Everett Dixon fell from a
house last Saturday and injured his
left leg most painfully.
Mrs. E. J. Bray, of Coleridge, is
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Harris
Mr. and Mrs. T. F. Wallace have
he bea-t felt sympathy of our com
munity in the death of their daugh
ter, Miss Aggie, of typhoid fever on
Deo. 16th. She was 14 years of
age and was a soble Christian girl.
FRAN KLIN VILLE GLEANINGS.
Motes anil Personals I'rout the Courier
Isham Jones killed two eight
nonths-old pigs one day hnt week.
The larger weighed 2 80 aud the
The regular communication of
Old Fellows will hi' held at the
Masonic Hall Wednesday night Dc.
20thJ at which time officers will be
There will be a Xmu tree Mon
day night D.'C 14tli, at the M. E
churc ani and also one at. the
Baptist church at the same time.
II. 'J'. Uyder, of Greensboro, has
been in the citv for a few davs
assisdng C. F. Moon in his repair
Mrs. Elizabeth Ilorniduy, came
up last week to spend some tmit
with friends. Mrs. Hornady, is
the wife of the late Nathan lioini
day ani lived in this place until
about lit) years ago.
Mrs. W. R. Five whose husband
has a position with the Seaboard
Air Line R. R. cune up Saturday
to spend a few davs with her par
ents. Rev. and Mis. James Jordan.
' There will be a meeting of the
Masonic fraternity in their hall
Saturday night Dec. 29th. It is
expected that the third degtee will
oe conferred on one of our citizens.
Soma good speaking aud other in
teresting matter will likely come
oefore the lodge. A cordial inyita
tiou is extended to Balfour, Marietta
.nd all other brethren.
There will be an iutertainnieiit at
the academy Saturday night Decem
Kut'ky Mountain Letter
II. M. Boroughs, an old Randolph
boy has consented to write a "Rocky
Mountain Letter" for the Courier
which begins next week. He says
he will write a series of articles on
the Great "San Louis Valley," of
universal fame. "But, before you
pubJisu them," writes Mr. Boroughs
"1 want to say to your patrons to
nt their friends to subscribe and
,.c the first article aud we shall
e:ideaor to give an historical
description that shall lie educational
as well sis interesting."
Notices inserted under this head at one
cent a word each Insertion.
Beautiful shirtwaist pins in sets
of two and three at X. 1. Cox. tiee
WANTED STAVE: Holiest cash prices
paid for all kimls of staves for Norfolk mar
ket. Apply to E A Hammer, Ashelioro, N ('.
Ki lts. ITKS. -riiS - Mik No. 1, small
s.", (10, Mclinin s,:',r,n. Eare .$4 00. You
will it"t sue tlii- pai'l I'V miv one els than
I Siirliujitoti, N. C,
The latest hair ornaments can be
found tit X. 1'. Cox jewelry store.
linv CUT GLASS, KODUKU'S
SILVER, and HAND PA IX TED
CH1XA for (.'In irtin is and wedding
presents at MeCKAK Y-IjEDDINU
HARDWARE COM PAXY.
We offer for the next 2D davs on
nearly all our BUGGIES, FIVE
DOLLARS off the regular price.
It will pav vou to invest. Mc-CRARY-llKDDIXG
Beautiful line of rings, watches,
watch fobs, bracelets, chains, etc.
for Xmas and birthdty gifts at X.
Select line of collar buttons, cuff
buttons and scarf. pius for Xtnis
remembrance at X. P. Cox, jeweler.
See J. M. Rich's large exhibit of
Gold Fish, which will be placed in
the show window of the Standard
Drug Co. December 18th. These
will make one of the most beau tifu
Xmas. presents to be had.
. Dortt Suffer
fcJl niQht lon$ from ioatKaiche
neureJie. or rheumatism
.kills the pain -r quiets the
nerves end induces sleep
Dr Earl &Sbw3osfor.Ma.ss.U.S-A.
ROASTING IMPROVES GREEN COFFEE
Flm Curing Develops the Stimulating Aroma and Taste
Found In Schnapps that Satisfies Tobacco Hunger
There are three ways used by far
mers for curing and preparing their
tobacco for the market; namely, sun
cured, air cured and flue cured. The
old and cheap way is called air cured ;
the later discovery and improved way
is called flue cured. In flue-curing
the tobacco is taken from the field
and suspended over intensely hot
flues in houses especially built to re
tain the heat, and -there kept in the
proper temperature until this curing
process devclopes in the tobacco the
stimulating taste and fragrant aroma
found in Schnapps tobacco, just as
green coffee is made fragrant and
stimulating by the roasting process.
Only choice selections of this ripe,
juicy flue cured leaf, grown in the
famous Piedmont country, where the
best tobacco grows, arc used in
Schnapps and other Reynolds' brands
of high grade, flue cured tobaccos.
R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Winston-Salem, N. C.
VA V. tfift-i df China ami Cut (ilrns, ean
lit1 ha I at lo.v prices at Moriis-Srailioio-M.flitt
N'lCt- linn ceiiiie ami fruits lor lliu little
onps at Morris-ScNirboro Mollilt (Vs.
Ft) It I! EXT - Nice fi-nviin cottnpuii Xnrth
Favetteville Street. Ajiplv in
' J. (J Mii.i.kh,
Ashrlioio, X, (
I have for a clii'nl $,a0 or !?l!00 to luttn
ona jn ! real estate M ir gig' for lOuiomlis.
8e' me at oiu. ""
J A. SI'KXCE.
WANTED: Lady to advertise our poods
locally. Several weeks liomi work. Salary
$ 1- 00 per week, 1 1)0 per dav fo expenses".
SAfNIiEltSUO. bept W
11! 4S .lacksou Boulevard,
HE1XE Sauees, IVkles for lire Nhi.ik
dinner fresh at M irris SiarlHiro-Mollil t t'o's
I will have at my place on Monday before
Christmas, the finest oysters that can lie
gotten; also oysters in the shell mid Shad.
All who want oysters and Shad should let
ine have their orders liefore they are all
A. I'. J.MIIIl-.TT.
Misses Bessie ami Edna Laujjhlin, ot Ash
horo, visited in town Saturdav.
Mr Leo Barker visited here' Sunday.
The Ijidies' Ba.aar Saturday night wan
piile a success.
Work nu the streets is progressing and the
eit.izens of liandlenmn are justly proud oj
the good roads movement.
Mr and Mrs S Bryant, Misses Laura Siim
8iii, Loui-e Dicks, Messrs S (t Xewlin a nd
Thou Marshal sjient Saturday in Greeuslioro
Th kuwlleiunn Graded School is flourish
ing under the' skillful management of l'rof
J I. Harris.
The third attraction of the Lyceum course
the Boston Oreheatial Co entertained her
ihe night of the 11th liefore the usual appre,
eiative audience The music was excel leu
to say the least and well calculated to please
the most critical ear.
Sugg'a Creek Items.
Mr Tyeor, sf Rockingham, has purchased
the Sugg Mill and is repairing it for custom
Rufns Garner Las moved his saw mill near
Miss Venia Wright is teaching a successful
school at Auman's Hill this year,
Mr and Mrs W H Holt are the happy
parents of a girl baby.
We are one of
the largest users
of Rock Oak
in the World.
Brand Shoes are
just as superior.
ASK YOUR DEALER
WE MAKE' MODE
FINE SHOES THAN
ANY OTHER H0USL
IN THE WEST.
Is just one week off and you had
better buy those gifts before the
stock is all picked over and you
have to take what is left.
We have Solid Gold Jewelry,
Choice China, Cut Glass, Fancy
Goods, Gift Books and Toys.
A year's subscription to a
pood magazine, or a Waterman
Fountain Pen would make an ap
Call and Examine Our Goods, we have
what you want.
Asheboro Drug Company
J. D. Simpson, Manager.
and Sergeant Saw Mill Detween now and the first day
of January, as on that date pricB will be advanced.
Hundreds of imitation brands are
on sale that look like Schnapps; the
outside of the. imitation plugs of to
bacco is flue cured, but the inside is
filled with cheap, flimsy, heavily
sweetened air cured tobacco; one
chew of Schnapps will satisfy tobacco
hunger longer than two chews of
Expert tests prove that this flue
cured tobacco, grown in the famous
Piedmont region, requires and takes
less sweetening than any other kind,
and has a wholesome, stimulating,
satisfying effect on chewers. If the
kind of tobacco you are chewing don't
satisfy, more than the mere habit of
expectorating, stop fooling yourself
and chew Schnapps tobacco.
Schnapps is like the tobacco chew
ers formerly bought costing from 75c.
to $ 1 .00 per pound ; Schnapps is sold
at 50c. per pound in 5c. cuts, strictly
10 and 15 cent plugs.
to the Bank.
and buy a
Engine and Boiler
OLD STYLE OAK 1 ;
f TANNED SOLE f
I LEATHER MAKES Ml,
"DIAMOND BRAND" 1
SHOES WEAR fc'