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VOL. XXX11. ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, I907v No 1
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WILL SUE BLACKBURN
Glenn Takes Action Against
CRIMNAL LIBEL IS CHARGED.
Sensational Charges Against Hlgn nn-
Clals of the State of North Car
Y' Una, lucludlng Jov. Glenn. t He
Investigated al the lnstigatl of the
t' Governor, cy the Courts.
; Last Saturday a letter alleged to
have been sent to Congressman R.
"N, Hackett, of the Eighth District
by E. Spencer Bluckburu. his de
feated opponent, notifyig the for:n
er that his election would !be contest
ed, was given to the prss. . i
In the letter charges that Gov
Glenn and Mr. llaek-ett, who ws
attorney for a certain publishing
house, conspired to force certain of
its books into the schools of the
State, unci to defeat Mr. Blackbnm
in the Eighth District; and th.it for
this service upon the part of the
Governor, Mr. Hackett 1 to assist
in his alleged caii'dihacy for the U.
S. Senate. The letter further charg
es that they, witfc Lieut.-Gov. Win
ston conspired ngainst him and
through fraud rubbed him of 10,000
votes at the recent election.
The charge, which ie equcl to one
of malfeasance dn office against the
Governor, created much interest.
Tuesday 0.. Glenn telegraphed
nis attorney at Winston and at
'Greensboro to lhave Mr. Blackburn
arrested for crimnal libel, which
will be done iroraediaftlj upon hie
return to the State.
Governor Glenn in an interview
stated that ait will be instituted
not for mottey, but for proper re
dress. Gov. Glens added tht he 'intend
ed to have ttoe charge nveatigated. j
"I have nothing to hide. The pub-J
lie is entitled to know -everything in
the matter. I will briag a criminal
action, not for money, teat foi prop-'
Congressman Hackett -says thad
Blackburn's statpmenteare absolute
ly false, and denounces him as
ConvJrted lor Gmtipiracy.
It will be remembered that Henry
Walker, of Burlington, N. C, who
was to be hanged on Wee, bth, was
given a respite until Jan. 8th, after!
his confession implicating runnie
McCain and Annie Turner, in the
'burglarious s . lit upoc L. Banks
Holt on tbe eight or JNov. oth, last.
On the trial Annie Tureer was sen
tenced to life imprisonment for con-
SDiracv. TbeTe was a mistrial as
to Fannie McCain, nine of the jury
being for conviction and three for
aoqnittaL Tnere was an appeal to
the Court by counsel for Annie
Trade At Home.
Chiistmas in Asheboro wan a busy
one. A few weeks before Christmas
the stores were filled with holiday
goods, but the brisk trade ex per
ienced by our merchants cleared the
shelves. Of oouis) some shoppers
visited neighboring towns, and
mltiy to their regret, for they found
they could have easily satisfied
their wants at our own stores. We
should resolve that during the com
ing year the home merchants shall
receive all our patronage, thereby
building up our town and county.
New Factories Wauted.
Most of the factories in Asheboro
have done well during the past year
and have declared good dividends.
In order to make Asheboro a man
utacturing center which it is rapid
ly becoming, we need to establish at
least three new factories tb s yeir;
another new chair ractory, another
large furniture factory to manufac
ture fine and up-to date furniture,
anl auother factory to manufacture
kitchen cabinets, mantles, tables,
A Beautiful Marriage. -
At the home of Rev. M. J. Leach,
of Lassiter, on tbe evening of Dec,
16th, 1906, there occurred a beauti
ful event in the family circle, when
Mr. W. L. Thayer, of Troy, led Miss
Dora Lieacb, to the nymemal altar.
It. was a unique, but joyful occasion.
as only the immediate family were
Mi . and Mrs. Thayer will be at
home at Troy, after Jau. let.
A face tbat cannot smile is like a
rosebud tbt cannot blossom.
Beautiful Church Marriage Celebrated
A beautiful marriage occurred in
the M E. Church at Kameeur, Dec.
19th, 1906, at 8 o'clock when Mr.
Nu'iia franklin-Morns led to the
hymenial altar, Miss Mary Leoua
Promptly at the appointed hour,
E. C. Watkins, as best man accom
panied by Miss Lena Smith, maid
of honor, approached the chancel,
folrowed by Mr. Morns and Miss
Smith, where they plighted their
most sacred troth.
The ceremony was perforated by
Rev. O. A. Wood. The wedding
march was most artistically render
ed by Mrs. D. M. Woatheriv, and
Hugh Karks, Jr., of fcratwdinville.
Miss Ldrena Burgess a.td Dixie
Carter, were the lovely ribbon bear
ers. I be church was most beauti
fully dcrated for-the happy occa
sion. I he popularity d tun young
people was forcefully attested by
the handsome array -erf gifts from
their host of fnerids.
Mr.. Burgess Allred, of Cedar
Falls, N. C, was married to Miss
Victoria Cox, the eldest daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. D, -C. Cox, ou live.
23, at 10 o clock, a. 111., a tew
neighbors b i"g present to witness
the occasiou. O.- is. .Lawrence, ka.
performed the cewmouy lu an im
uressive manner. Very soon we
wore summoned t the dining room
to witness a well -loaded table with
Mil the daiuties necessary foi such
an occasion. Before seated. Deacon
H. F i Way red the first division of
(he r tltns ana - offered prayer; tben
wetooi advantage or the occasMn.
Those p. sent were Mr. and Mrs.
O. D. Lavieoce, Mr. and Mrs.
James Cox, of Eliae, N. C, Mr. nd
mis. j. Latoam, airs, tanuie wni-
on, and ti. K Way and family
vOur best wishes (to with the oew
Mrs.. Nora To-muus, wife of W. K. Tboin
as, who died at km- home at GiweiiBboro 're
cently was 37 years of age , and was jpciar to
her nmrriiige lijs Nora Miller, of Raixlolph
eoutity, N. C. tlie was married in to
Mr. Thomas in Danville, and since tkt time
-she lius made berihoiue in Greensboro where
she has ejulrared herself to many, be her
many ti aiis of Christian characttr and her
lovely dinpotiitico. Mrs. Thomas a
.memler of the Gnce Church and wlien her
health permitted nvas constant and conscien
tious in the )erfirmance of lier religious
duties. Besides 4ier husband, who has the
-sympathy of the community in his sad lie
4-e.iveuieiit, the deceased is survived by the
following four sisters: Mrs. John J. Hall, of
Danville; Mra. Feank l'revost, of Raudleruau,
ST. C; Mrs. John Pugh, of Randfeoian, K.
C, and Mrs. Albert Xixon, of Itaudoluh
county, K. C.
There was a large crowd at the
entertainment at Mr. W. V. Moffitt,8
last Saturday night.
ivery one tnere seemea to enjoy
tne singing at air. J T. . Beck's
There were crowds of hunters on
the river nearly every day through
The Christmas tree at Trogdon's
the night before Xmua. was quite
a success. The house was crowded
and tbe tree was loaded down with
nice presents. It was the first
Xmas. tree there has ever been at
Tiodon's school house.
Rev. Eads will preach at Trogdon's
the fifth Suuday night.
A good many from this neighbor
hood went to Mt. Olivet last Thurs
Mr. Jessie Ilinshaw died Suuday
Dec. 23, and was buried at the St.
Pauls cemetery, the 24. Mr. Ilin
shaw is about 68 years old and leaves
four sons and a host of friends and
relatives. He was a member of the
St. Paul Church at Randleman.
He was a true christian and always
attended church at every service
nntil be was too old and feeble.
Some one wanting to come to
Asheboro to live, will ; do welj to
investigate the advertisement of the
Morris Livery Stable in this issue.
They have a gjod stand and do an
immense business and the only reason
it can be bought is oa account of theJ
health of Mr. Morns the manager,
who suffers with Asthma. It is
certainly very seldom that you have
a chance to buy a good business like
their's on the teams they are offering
FAIR VIEW NEWS.
Surprise Party Cake Walk at f'alr-
Z. F. Blair, of Little Rock, Ark.,
is spending the holidays with hi.''
mother, Mrs. Mary Blair, and other j
of this place.
II. M. Cranford and G. B. Sloan,
have just returned from Danville
where they have been spending a
few days with their best girls.
Zeb Blair and cstelle (Jranford
are at Guilford this week visitii.e
friends and relatives.
W. G, Brokaw and party arrive
this" morning on a Bpecial train from
New York. The annual "oak
walk" was celebrated on New Year's
night. Mr. Brokaw brought with
him t baud from N. Y.
Mrs. Carrie Gray, and children,
of High I'oint, are spending s-mie
rune at the home of her parent.?,
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Gray, of this
Miss Jessie Floyd, of Jamestown,
is visituig Miss A.rtie Cranford.
Misa Becky Barrish, who has
been on the sick list tfor some time
is reported much bettei.
Mrs. Ed Blair is sppndiug the
holidays with relatives at Washing
ton, I). C.
Wiley Blair, of Guilford Battle
Ground, is visiting relatives in this
Mr. and Mrs. James Meredith, of
Thomasville, spent Thanksgiving at
Che home of Mr. and Mrs. h. C.
A crowd of young people gave
Miss Pearl Marsh a delighted sur
prise party on last Saturday night.
Among those present were;
Mr, Dave Wkite and Miss Sara
Paul, Mr, W, C. Massey and Miss
Addie Hill, Mr. H. M. Cranford
and Miss Nell Hill, Mr. F. C. Py
las and Miss Mamie Steed, Mr. K.
V, Millikao, and others. All de
clared they had spent a most de
Splendid Christmas Pounding.
Tuesday, Christmas day, w'tiile
the pastor of Asheboro Circuit, M
K. Church South, located at Worth
ville, was sitting by the fireside, we
were aroused by the noise of many
tootsteps on the trout piazza, and in
a moment a large crowd of the best
people of Worthville, burst into the
room and made headway for the
cookroom. ihe pastor rollowing 1
surprise, found deposited on the
kitchen table a quautity of articles
such as aie aeeded in a preacher's
home. Among these articles we
found: coffee, jelly, apples, sugar,
salt, rice, sausage, pickles, canned
fru.it, oat flakes, soda, cheese, bak
ingpowder, eggs, flour, various can
ned -goods, sack of corn, sack of
feed, raisins, oranges,' dates, one
chicken, one dish, one dipper, one
rug, also vegetables and other arti
cles amounting In value for the 'n-
tire lot, more than $14.00. We
pray God's richest blessings upon
these generous hearted people, aud
may he give them in return a hun
dred fold for the kindness they
have shown to one of the least of
R. L. Melton.
I. O. O. P. Elect Officers.
At a recent meeting Randolph
LKKlge Jo. 'in 1. u. U. r . elected
the following officers for the ensue
A. R. Winningham, N. G.; C. A.
Hayworth, V. G.; J. H. McCain.
Sec'v; B. B. Phillips, Treas.; E. O.
Russell, R. S. to N. G.: N. S. An
drews. Warden; A. M. Presnell,
Chaplain; A. O. Keddiug, Conduct
or; J. A. Holder, R. S. to V. G.;
U. W. lierry, L. S. to V. G.; M. C.
Spoon, R. S. S.; J. C. Hanner, L.
S. S.; W. C. Hall, O. G.; C. F.
Smith, I. G.
The Asheboro Lodge Knights of
rythms recently elected the follow
ing officers: W. C. Hammond, CO.
D. K. Lockhart, V. C; C. C. Cran
ford, P.; J. O. Redding, K. of R. &
S.; J A. Martin, M. at A.: C. B.
Russell, M. of F.; W. J. Armfield'
Jr., M. of E.
. Dr. Fuller's Will.
Dr. Alston Fuller, whose death
recently occurred, bequeathed
every thing to his wife during lier
lifetime, but at her death t.vo-1 Mrds
of his eetite, which is $100,000,
jroe. to his relatives,, and one third
to Mrs. Fuller's relatives.
Egbert, the two and a half
vear old child of Mrs. Luna Dicks,
of Greensboro, was fatally burned
last Tuesday. The child was in a
room alone when his clothing ignit
ed from au open Franklin stove.
The stoieof James T. Lambert, at
Greensboro, was broken into Satur
day night, Dec. 23d, and a quantity
of provisions stolen. The robbers
removed a pane from the win
dow. Henry T. Jordan, a well kno.vu
white teamster, was shot at Salis
bury December 23d, by his brother
in-law lobe Pool. A family leud
was the cause.
I j.Fred ilarbest, a negro, of Shelby,
was run over by a train Dec. 23,
receiving injuries that caused his
death a few hours later.
The Mt. Airy News S'ys IMton
& Goldsmith shipped 2,000 turkeys
to No: thern market for the holi
days for which they received $4,000.
This firm drove a gang of tin keys
from Patrick county Va., to their
yards at Mt. Airy recently like a
lot of cattle. They numbered
A mysterious wreck occurred at
Davidson Dec. 24th, when the ten
der of an engine which was draw
ing a heavy string of cars, suddenly
came to a stop, the cars piling upon
it, splintering as they did so. The
engineer seeing that tbe cars would
overtake him opened the throttle
and pulling loose, saved himself
and his engine. The cause is a
Rev. J. A. B. Fry, a former well
known youug minister of the West
ern North Carolina conference who
has been stationed at Arkadelphia,
in the Little Rock, Ark., conference,
the past yeur, was recently trans
ferred to the Pacific conference and
will be stationed at Berkeley, Cal.,
the coming year. Greensboro Pa
triot. The High Point Machine works
his begun the manufacture of
"commercial trucks," a motor car
for transporting freight in the
Tbe citizens of Mechanicville,
a suburb of High Point, are circu
lating a petition asking Legislature
to incorporate it, as separate muni
cipality from High Point.
The American Folding Furni
ture Co., is a new enterprise for
Oreensboro. They begin with a
capital of $15,000 paid in.
Bishop A. Coke Smith, of the M.
E. Church, South, died December
26th at Asheville. Though his
death was unexpected, he had been
in ill health lor some time. He
was possibly the ablest member of
The death of Dr. John R. Con
gleton in Raleigh, which occurred
last November and which we had
overlooked nntil recently, brings to
mind memories of other days.
Mr. Congleton was 71 years of age
and died of paralysis at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. W. ,H. Jones.
This is the Dr. Congleton who more
than a quarter of a century ago
came to Asheboro for many years at
the March and September terms of
court in each year and sold medi
cine of his own manufacture on the
public square. He was a familiar
figure in those days iu this couuty
aud is well known to many of our
An engine drawing eight empty
freight cars, plunged into the Fred
erick ex press at a block station near
Washington, on the B. & O. road,
last Sunday night. Forty people
were killed outright, and fifty others
injured. Many of these wiM die.
The accident is reported to have
been due to dense fog which envd
op id the danger signal at the block
siding so that the engineer was
unrfble to see them.
In an effort to protect the peace
of the State Gov. Vardarman, of
Mississippi is ferreting out those
responsible for the recent raca
trouble. He has offered $500
reward for three white men, dead,
or nlive, who are alleged to lave
kill an innocent negro farmer of
Unexpected explosion of Loom Serious-
ly Wounded Boy.
A union meeting of Baptist
preachers and laymen was held at
Baptist church here Saturday and
quite a number of interesting and
profitable talks were made. Mr.
i'om Shaw, of Worthvill?, was or
dained us a Baptist minister Sunday
The following officers have be-u
selected for the Suuday School at
M. E. Church for the coming year:
W. C. Jones, Superintendent; C. II.
Julian, assistaut Superintendent; E.
A. Uouth, Secretary and Treasurer;
Mrs. W. C. Russell, assistant secre
tary and treasurer; Mrs. D. M.
Weatherly, superintendent; Home
Department, Mies Grace Moon,
superintendent Cradle Roll; Mrs. R.
L. Elkins, organist, Miss Aua 11 ayes,
assistant organist and Connie Allied
Quite a sail accident occurred
here during the holidays, when
several small boys secuied' a lot of
powder ard with it loaded a cast
iron shell. While attempting to
shoot it the shell burst with a
terrific explosion striking little Mike
Allred, sou of Peter Allied, break
in? and shivering his right leg aud
badly burning aud bruising his face.
Physicians Avere summoned as soouj
as possible. They sec nis leg ami
dressed his wounds which at first
were feared would prove fatal, but
it is now believed that he will re
cover. Mr. W. S. Buie and sons, Lacy
and Worth, spent Christmas with
the family of John B. Cameron.
Mr. D. L. Culbertson has resign
ed his position with the Randolph
Manufacturing Company and ac
cepted the superintendency of the
Capelsie Manufacturing Company,
at Capelsie, N. C.
Mr. Isaac Burrow, of this place,
and Miss Agnes Heileg of near
Asheboro, were married Christmas
day. We wish for them a long and
Quite a large number of old aor
quaintances spent the holidays in
this city, among them were Mr. and
Mrs. S. M. Buie, Mr. and Mrs. M.
L. Burke, J. W. Craven, Charlie
Dove aud Mont Fentress, of High
Point; George Martindale, of Spencer
Mt; Russell Stuart, of New York
and William Johnson, of Columbia,
Mr. H. T. Paiks, one of our
sportsmen, hired a cheap team of
horses and spent the holidays hunt
ing deer and bear in the neighbor
hood os Buffala Bridge.
At tbe regular meeting of Odd
Fellows Wednesday night, December
26th, the following officers were
elected for the ensueing year: Hugh
Parka, Jr., F. G-, Duncan Dove, V.
G. James Buie, Treasurer; G. C.
Russell, Financial Sec; F. M.
Wright, Recording Secretary; H. B.
Buie aud S. L. Welch were appoint
ed Right and Lef tJSupporters to N.
G.; J. W. Brady aud E. A. Routh,
Right and Left Supporters to V. G.;
J. M. Ellison, Warden; J. M. Tip
pet, inside Conductor, J. H. rent-!
ress, outside Conductor; Arthur
Ellison and W. 1 C. Tippett, Right
and left Scene Supporters; W. P.
Marable, Inside Guardian; W. G.
Patterson, Outside Guardian; W. D.
Maner, Chaplain and J. C. Maner,
Marriage at Worthville.
On December 19th 1906, at 7
o'clock, p. m. Mr. James L. Wrenn
and Miss Sallie Prevost were mar
ried at the home of the bride's
mother, Mrs. Mary Jane Prevost.
Rev. N. R. Richardson officiated,
assisted by Rev. R. L. Melton.
After the ceremony the newly
married couple, "'ith the invited
guests, repaired to the home of the
groom, where an elegant supper
Mr. Wrenn has been for some
time superintendent of the Worth
ville Cotton Mills, aud Miss Prevost
is the daughter of the lite Alexan
Mr. and Mrs. Wrenn have the
hearty good wishes of their many
friends for a long and happy life.
Mupt. Goodwin Vindicated.
Nearly t r o weeks were consumed
in a long, tedious trial by the Board
of Internal Improvements against
Supt. E. M. Goodwin, of the Mor
ganton School for the Deaf. The
r -suit of tbe trial is a complete vin
dication foi Prof. Goodwin.
General Change Effective January
PROBABLE SCH EDULE FOR
Citizens Desire a Night ITraln from
lligd Point and Suggest that Pouch
Mail be Brought by Sunday's Vestibule
It is generlly understood that the
schedule of all trains on the South
ern sy stein will be changed Suadaj,
though as yet no definite announce
ment has been officially made. Tbp
local agent has been given the fol
lowing as the probable change fox
Asheboro, and this may be slightly
No. 142 will leave for High Point
at 4:25 a. m., making connection
for both north and south.
Returning us No. 141, will arrive
at !S:30 a. m.
No. 144 will leave for High Point
at 10:30 a. m.
Returning as No. 143, will arrivs
at 4:30 p. m.
The A. & A. No. 133, vestibula,
will arrive from High Point at 9 a,.
111., and returning as No. 134, will
leave at 8:05 p. m.
All these trains will carry mail,
but will not permit persons to spend
the day beyond High Point, return
ing at night,
It has also been suggested thai,
the vestibule arriving Sunday morn
ing should bring a pouch fromHigtu
KILLED BY A TRAIN.
Aged Citizen of Grant Township To
gether with his Wile 'Hurled at
Calvin Presnell, aa aged and
highly respected citizen, of GranJ
township, was run ovei and killed
by a train at Rockingham Saturday,
before Christmas. He left hom$
that morning for Rockingham to
see his wife, who lived there witn
her daughter. When he reached
the station and leaving the car h$
stepped in front of a moving trah
and was instantly killed.
His remains were taken to Ham
let and sent back to Randolph for
burial Monday. He was 79 years
His wife received a stroke of
paralysis Saturday and died Sun
day night, never knowing her hus
band's fate. She was 84 years of
Both bodies were interred at
Flag Spring Christmas day.
The Albemarle Telephone Co,
has increased the rate on offie
phones to $2.00 a month and resi
dence to $1.25. The increase is not
meeting with popular approval, but
tbe company promises to put on a
night operator and make other im
provements. Rev. Ed Avett, pastor of the Bi
Lick circuit, and Miss Ha SmitS
were married at the home of th
bride's mother, Mrs. Addie Smith,
near Stony Hill on Tuesday after
FOR GOOD ROADS.
Important Meeting at the Court House
A Good Roads Meeting will b
held in the court house tit Ashe
boro Monday. Iu view of the fact
that it is also the regular monthly
meeting of the county commission
ers a large crowd is expected. Som
interesting facts referring to the
proposed work to be done in th
couuty and means of doing it will
bo presented. Let everybody attend.
math of Influential.
Mr. W. R. Lewis, aged 62 years
died Sunday near Eagle Springs
in Moore County, where he has
beeh engaged in" the lumber business
for the laBt two year with Jno.
Rush. Mr. Lewis was a son of the
late Samuel Lewis, aud br ther of
Mrs. H. C. Ingram, who died about
a year ago. and Mrs. P. L. Sham--berger.
He married Miss Sadie
Lowe, daughter of the late Thos.
Lowe and a sister of Messrs. J.. T.,
N. M. and S. H. Lowe. The deceased
was well known in the county, and
a man of broad influence. He is
survived y his wife and two , sons,
Messrs. Unas and Mont Lewis.