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ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 1907.
County Commissioners in. Session
at Courthouse Monday.
WILL STRAIGHTEN THE
H.M.Robin, Counsel for the Board-
Finance Committee Appointed Two
New Inmatea Admitted at the County
The new board of County Com
missioners was in session at the
courthouse Monday. Besides al
lowing several accounts, the board
transacted much other business.
Among the business transacted
by the board, a committee, consist
ing of Messrs. II. G. Lassiter and
11. M. Robins, was appointed to ex
amine and approve the repoit of
Clerk of the Court W. U. Hammond.
A petition for a bridge across the
L wharne Kiver hear or at I uller s
Mills was favorably considered and
the bridge ordered built.
Attorney H. M. 'Robins was re
elected counsel for the noard tor
The linance committee for Ran
dolph county was appointed, 'J. D.
Ross, T. E. Marshall and W. J.
Miller, composing the committee.
A petition signed bv M. vV. Par
rish, E. G. Welch, and others, ask
ing for changes in the public road
leading from Asheboro to warmer
and known as the Uwharrie road
was presented as follows, to-wit:
S 1st. To change or alter the said
road about two and out-half miles
from Asheboro, between the corner
of Bud Yates' field on 6aid road and
the branch at the foot of the hill
2nd. To change or alter said road
about four and one-half miles from
Asheboro, at what is known as the
Asheworth Hill, adjoining the lands
of Joe Asheworth.
TJie petition continued for notic
The Board also ordeied that Ran
some Cranford, of Ceuav Grme
township, be admitted at the county
home, to be sent without expense to
the county. G. M. Foust, of Liber
ty township, was also ordered ad
mitted at the home.
120th ANNUAL COMMUNICA
linuil Lodge of Mkhoiih In Seimloii at
Raleigh 110,000 Dlaaonlc Temple.
The Grand Lodge, of Masons
convened at Raleigh Monday.
The annual report of Grand Sec
retary J. C. Drewry will show that
during the past year twelve new
lodges have been organized in the
Btato and charters restored to four,
which had been suspended. The
increase in membership has been
1,400. - In eleven years the receipts
of the grand lodge have increased
from $9,342 to $16,835. This will
be the 120th annual communication.
One of the most important matters
to Come up will be the report of
the building committee for $120,000
grand lodge temple, to be erected at
Raleigh. This report will be to
the effect, that the committee is
ready to begin the construction of
the building March 1st, the plans
being drawn by Chas. McMillen, of
CRUMP AGAIN IN POUND.
Detperate Negro Arrented at Thicker,
Went Virginia, Monday.
Nat Crump, the voted Davidsou
desperado, has been captured at
Thacker, West Va. This was an
nounced by a telegram from that
place to Sheriff Parrish at High
Readers of the Courier will recall
the facts in the Crump-Grubb affair.
One morning, while on his way to
Salisbury from his home in the
country, Mr. Grubb was lired on
from ambush. Nat Crump, a ne
gro with a bad reputation for mean
ness of a desperate sort, was suspect
el, huntid, arrested. He wis on
victed and sentenced to the peniten
tiary. He had not baen there long
before he escaped. Nothing had
been heard from him until Mon
day, since he left' Raleigh.
Peter Easley, the only regrn con
nected with the city iimil iMjveiv
service at Winston-Salem, fckippei'l
out a few days ago leivii g s . ml
hundred dollars of debts unpaid.
He had been in the service for many
years. He has been arreaLedat Fort
Worth, Texas, and Winston officers
asked about his character.
Miss Freeman llecoiucs the- llrlile of
Horace S. Ragan.
Wednesday evening of last week
in the Friends church at Archdale,
Miss Lena Freeman became the
bride of Horace S. Ragan. The
church was artistic illy decorated
for the occasion.
Before the entrance of the bridal
party Mrs. Chas. Ragan. of High
Point, rendered sweet music and
Miss Hazel Haimon' sang sveetly
To the strains of Mendellsoho's
wedding march the bridal party
hied- in. lhe four ushers, Messrs.
R. R. Ragan, O. E. Wilson, II. A.
Tomlinson, and Charles Ragan, of
High Point, came in first, followed
by Mis8 Annie Ragan, sister of the
groom, with Mr. Will, Pickanl, cf
Ramlleman. following these came
the biide with her sister, Mrs. II.
A. Tomlinson, the dame of honor,
and the groom with his brother,
Mr. E. L. Ragan, best man. At
the chancel Rev. 1). (.!. Cox spoke
the vows which pronounced the
couple husband and wifi
The bride is a daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. L. Freeman and is a
charming young woman of high
character and culture.
The groom is the son of the late
Amos Ragan and is one of the most
successful busiuess men of tiie
Mr. and Mrs. Ragan will reside
Representative of the National Depart
ment of Agriculture in Kaleigh Con
ferring With Officials of State De
partment. Ralei6h, N. C, Jan. 4. E. F
Cole, of the United States depart
ment of agriculture is in the city
conferring with the officials of the
state department with reference to
experiments in the improved cul
ture of the scuppernoug grape for
which this state is famous. Direc'
tor B. W. Kilgore, of the state ex
periment frms, is to go to Wash
ington January 10 for a conference
about the matter. It is the purpose
ot the u uited States government to
make a series of experiments with
the scuppernoug on the state experi
ment farm at Teacbeys, Pender
county, tne object being improve
ment both in the yield and flavor.
Also to eee if thev can't be devel
oped iuto hunch grapes.
Arrival ami Departure of Trains.
The uewaschedule for Asaeboro
over the Southern and A & A is as
No. 142, going north, leaves at
4:20 a. m.
No. 141 arrives from the njrth at
9:15 a. m.'
No. 133, vestibule, going south,
arrives at 8:50 a. m.
No. 144, going north, leaves at
10:50 a. m.
No. 143, arrives from the north
No. 134, vestibule, going north,
leaves at 8:05 p. m.
Two weeks ago Asheboro's streets
were fairly packed; a few days of
rain gave us eight inches ot mud,
with no decent street crossings;
three days later the streets had
dried but awfully rough. Asheboro
needs to put rock on her streets in
stead of dumping- more mud in the
holes, and our sidewalks should be
drained and cemented. D.epot
street will dishearten any home
seeker who is impressed by Ashe
boro's handsome residences and
A small wreck occurred near Itan
dleman Monday morning. One Dt
the freight cars of the mixed train
which left for High Point at 10:45
Monday morning, left the track as
the train was pulling out of the
loop at Eandleman, .badly tearing
up the track. The train was clue to
return Monday afternoon at 4:30
but failed to arrive ULtil after 10
o'clock that night. No Jone was
Archibald Johnson, Director.
Governor Glenn has appointed as
h dinctor of the Deaf anl Dumb
A$liuti at Morganton, Mr. Archi-
biil I Johnson, of Thomasville editor
of ( Inn ity and Children. He sue.
cceds Mr. W.' C. Dowd, of Char
lotte, who resigns, as he was elected
to the House of Representatives.
Subscription Kate Increased Hut Ser
vice Is Equal to the nest.
The past year has witnessed many
imp-ovement8 in Asheboro's tele
phone exchange, which is operated
by local capital exclusively.
The line was reconstructed dur
ing the spring and a complete
metallic system installed. The
long distance lines were also over
hauled and today our service is
equal to the best in the State.
At a recent meeting of the stock
holders the report of manager Mor
ris showed quite an increase in he
cost of maintaining this seivice.
due to the advauee in pr;ce of
telephone supplies and electrical
equipment, which necessitated a
slight increase in the rate for the
service as follows:
Residence phones, per month,
Ollices, per month, 1.50.
Factoiies and Business houses,
per month, $2 00.
The company announces that the
exchange will be kept open ntil 9
o'clock, p. m., instead of eight
o'clock as heretofore, and that the
central ofiice will be opened from
nine thirty to ten thirty a. m on
Sundays, the latter service being
intended more particularly for em
ergency ami lung distauc calls.
This will be a great convenience
in that we have no train or tele
graph service on Sunday.
Kxerclses to be Held in the Academy
Chapel January ifltli.
January 19tb. is the birthday of
General Roht. E. Lee, and arrange
ments are b.?ing made to hold a
memorial service to the Confederate
hero at Asheboro.
The serrice will be held at the
Academy on the evening of the 19th.
A program is being arranged by
the Daughters of Confederacy, con
sisting of miscellaneous selections
and an address by some well known
speaker. The program will be both
entertaining and instructive.
Ashelioro lir.lilcd School for tlie four
months ending with I 'eec'inlier.
I'rsla Clark, Alice lhmsncker. Haze
Kivett, Ethel l'riteitan, Elsie I'rosiiell.
Dwiirlit l!ieh:mlnn. IfnliMt l'lummor
Hazel Spoon, Slant. m Skppn, Ira Kennedy
joiiu ni'inain, r.inci uiasjiow. Dunks Ideti
anlson, Carl. I'oL'ers, Pearl Way. Kuhv
Vrijrlit, Lena Williams, Baxter Stowe.
Eihel Presiiell, Frank Fox, Margaret
Morris, Frank Allen, Nettie N'ewliy, Erslic
Willii;niw, l.ila Slack, I.ura .lone', Maggie
LedVell, Kilna Nonnan, liuth McPheiMin,
Jewel (ilasgow, .loc llendrix, Earl Free,
Finest Spencer, Marvin Free. Dewy Well
stcr, Alice Iinrkhcail.
Jflnt riutniner, I.ula I'ritehard, Oleon
Spoon, Clara I'res'iell, Kate Brittain, Byron
Richardson, John llotlitt, Iiilla Spoon, Fred
1'iunmier Carl Steed, John Swuin, Haivey
Rogers. Jessie Wood. Xannin l'lnmmer
Jessie Ward, Ilobart Cox.
Annie Davis. Gertrude Free. N'ellio Snnrai
Cora Stowe, Fiances Walker, Villie Styres,
i-ney Lewis, Wayne lliller, I larence Jlc
Pherson. FIFTH GRADE.
Mildred Iiurkliead, Eulah Glasgow, My rtie
Lizzie Wiuslow, Allie Spoon, Farla Spoon,
Ethel Fie. Virginia Dickens, Garland
Lynnette Swain, Cora Red lin, I.ucile
Rush, Isley Cox, Bonnie Annum, Annie F'ox,
Ina Aumau, Bern carboro.
BUne'hc Andersoti. Maude Dickons. Mv
Dickens, Lela Mull, Lollie Jones, Ilos'a
Stowe, Grace A' cod, Mada I ulla Jam 's
Davis, Way laud Huyes, Charles Kephart,
Herntloii Moflitt, Daniel Sharp.
The stockholders of the Farmers
Mutual Fire Insurance Association,
met at the ofiice of the Secretary
and Treasurer Monday morning.
The following officers were elected:
President, S. S. Cox.
Vice President. W. H.' Redding.
Secretary and Treasurer, U. S.
Executive Committee, J. T. Lowe,
W. A. Williams, J. II. Smith. W.
Agents, E B. Ware, J. F. Routh,
W. J. Teague.
lhe January assessment was fixed
at 15cen:son the $100. Membership
is uo v GOO.
Death of Mrs. I'.llison braiiklinvllle
School Doing Good Work Personals.
Rev C. A. Wood, our new nastor
at the M. E. church, preached two
aoie sermons in nis pulpit Sunday
and Sunday night.
Mrs. Alice Uox is on the sick list
Mr. and Mrs. James Wrenn, of
Worthville. snent Sundav with the
family of Mr. J. II. Fent.riss.
Mr. joe tiancock has mo-ed his
family to the Allred residence on
M. W J. Moore who has been
visiting friends and relativs at High
Point for a few days returned home
Mr. T. A. Slack and W. (J.
Patterson moved Mr. D. S. Culber
son's house property to Cupelsie last
Mr. Sam Kersey and family of
Greensboro spent part of last Week
in the city. Mr. Kersey is about
ready to begin sawing timber and
one having timber to sell would do
well to cm H on Mr. Kers-.-y who will
pay the highest market pi ice. Mr.
W. I?. Cox will superintend the mill.
Mr. Cb.-is. Craven, High Point
luts the honor of killing tne largest
hawk at .ur. A. 15. Steels oue day
last week that has been seen in this
community for a long time .
Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Fentriss left
Tuesday far Raleigh to attend the
Masonic Grand lodge and visit
Mr. W. C. Tippett has moved his
family from the residence near the
Company Store to the corner resi
dence on R R. Ave. and depot St.
Mrs. J. W. Ellison, who has been
in poor health fcr some time, died
at her heme near here Sunday morn
ing and was laid to rest Tuesday, in
the cemetery at Patterson's Grove.
She was a kind and affectionate
mothei, a loving wife and will be
sadly missed. She leaves a husband
and three giown daughteis and a
hostcjf relatives and friends who
have the sympathy of our people.
' Funeral orIi. Aldritlge.
The funeral services over the body
ot Mrs. Aldridge, mother of D. C.
Aldridge, of Greensboro; Lee Ald
ridge, of Randolph county, and Mr,
Aldridge, of the United States navy,
were held Sunday at Hopewell
church, in Randolph county. Mrs.
Aldridge was familiarly known as
Grandma Aldridge to" all of her
friei.ds, whom she was always glad
to have Jiem call. She lived with
her son, 7,ee Aldridge, tit the old
Aldridge home five miles from High
For many years age hud almost
prostruted her and to add to her af
flictions came blindness, and this
with her other atllictions caused her
Joe Rrittain is running express
messenger on the A. & A. Railroad
between Asheboro and Aberdeeu.
Dr. Simmons, of Montgomery
county, was in Star one day last
week. His horse valued at 200
broke loose and ran to where the A.
& A. and E. & C. road cross, falling
through a trestle, killing itself.
A letter from the postmaster, W.
P. Connor, of Central Falls, saye:
the Post Office at Central Falls
will be discontinued on Jan. 15th,
1907. All who wish to write to
any one at this place, after that date
will address their letters to Ran
dleman N. C, R. F. D. No. 2.
Rev. W. T. Walker, evangelist
of the Fayetteville Presbytery will
preach in the Presbyterian Church
here Tuesday evening, January 15.
lie is a consecrated worker aud
good speaker. All who attend will
enjoy the service.
S. L. Hay worth is moving his
family from Coleridge, to Asheboro.
He has purchased the residence of
Dr. W. J. Moore, near the court
house. Dr. Moore has purchased
the home o Mrs. E. T. Blair on
South Fayetteville Street. He ex
pects to move into his new home
Hurseand Mule I'erisli In Flames.
The barn of T. C. Macon, of
Kemps Mills, was destroyed by fire
early yesterday morning." A horse
and a mule perished in the flames,
besides a ftuai.Uty of feed, grain,
etc. Mr. Macon's loss is placed at
$1000 and he had :io insurance.
Geo. B. Cortelvou has resigned
the chairmanship of the National
Uepublican Committee and is ex
ceeded by vice clnii.ua;i Harry S.
Item of lntereat From Thl Active
Little ;.M III Town.
Mr. James I. Coward and little
son Clarence, visited Mr. Coward's
father the latter part of last week.
Mr. James L. Darmon, an attor
ney of Crowley, La., is visiting Mr.
II. C. Robertonat Mrs. Glass' board
Mr. Paschal Marable has accept
ed a position, as night engineer at
the mine, Mr. Rouse has resigned.
Mr. Mathew Reader has accepted
a position with Cedar Falls Mfg.,
Misses Carrie Freennu.of Frank
linville, and Annie Fields of Cli
max, and Mr. C. C. Flakier, f
Thorn iville, visited Misses Dena
and Annie Brady Sunday evening.
Mr. S. W. Mom, has leturned
from Trinity, where he went just
before Minis, to relieve the agent.
Rev. Mr. Sli.iw pieirhel at the
Baptist Church Sunday and Sun
Mr. M. II. Brady went to Ram
Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Cov, visited
friends at Franklmville, Sunday.
Mr. Fred Glass lettuned from
Stokesdale, Sunday evening on the
Mr. Ernest Allred has gone to
Greensboro to seek his fortune.
Mr. W. C. Free, who has a ppsi
tion as clerk at High Point, came
down last week and is spending a
few days with his parents and
The new M. E. Church will be
completed in the near future.
Mr. W. R. Trogdon, left Friday
for High Point.
Mrs. J. J. Glass and Mr. and
Mrs. S. E. Free, attended the musi
cal at Mrs. Dorsett's, given in honor
of Mr. aud Mrs. Foust, of High
Point. They enjoyed the music
Mr. D. O. Cox and Mr. S. S.
Leonard, managers of the "Skidoo"
Band No. 23 took their band of
musicians one night recently and
serenaded Mr. and Mrs. . B. M" All
red. Af:er serenading for an hour
or bo the band repaired to the home
of Mrs. Sheriff Marley, where they
were enjoyably entertained by Mrs.
Marley aud the young ladies. The
time for departure arrived only too
soon, aud after voting Mrs. Marley
the best of entertainers and tender
ing her and the young ladies the
thanks of the baud, they dispersed.
Ml. Ollvrt ltriim.
Every one enjoyed the Masonic
Day celebration. The speeches
made by Revs. Arrowood and Swain
ami Prof. J. M. Way, were interest
ing to all.
Daniel Leach celebrated his SSth
birthday last Thursday January 3rd.
All of the children were present
with the exception of Mrs. Z. T.
The students were glad to wel
come their good teacher Miss Swan
na Lowdernnlk back to the Study
Ellis Leach, of Montgomery Co.
has recently moved into the commu
nity. We are always glad to welcome
such good citizens into our midst.
Mr. and Mrs. Wrenu have a "new
boarder," little Ola, aud she is so
pleased with her situation that she
has decided to remain witn them.
. There will be a singing conven
tion at Pleasant Hill the 1st Sun
day in February.
Jap. E, Sugg returned home
Sunday from a business trip to
T. M. Tyser left Monday for a
business trip to Asheboro.
K. J JuKtlve, Spenker
Raleigh, X. C. Jan. 8. E. J.
Justice, of Greensboro, will be the
speaker of the House of Repiesenta
tive, the democratic house caucus
having bo decided tonight. Only
two ballots were required to elect
The first ballot jesulted as fol
lows: Justice 41, Murphy 20, Dowd
23, Manning G.
Second ballot Justice 45, Mur
phy 18, Dowd 32, Manning 4.
There were 89 votes, Justice receiv
ing a majority of oue over the com
bined, votes of the other candidates.
On motion of John M. Julian the
nomination of Mr. Justice was made
Appointment to Preach.
Rev. N. R. Richardson w ill preach
at Roeky .n'due school house one
mile bduw UUi, or the Troy Road,
next Sunday, Jan. 1 3th, "in the
aft'Tiiooii a. 3 n'c')ck.
FOR BETTER ROADS.
Randolph County Good Roads As
sociation. ORGANIZATION PER FEC TED
Association Will Meet the First Monday
In February Movement lor liny rov
ing (lie Public illoatls of the County
Randolph couuty has organized
an association for the betteiment of
the pnblic roads of the couuty. The
organization was perfected Monday
afternoon at the courthouse. There
w.n a large at endance, and the en.
thusiasm wos, high.
C. C. McAlister called the meet
ing to order and after the object of
the meeting had been stated by J.
L. Fields, president of the Randle
niun Association, the permanent
organization of the Randolph County
Good .Roads Association was affected.
C. C. McAlister was made chair
man, with E. II. Morris as secretary
A committee on bylaws was ap
pointed as follows:
Dr. P. R. McFadyen, Randleman;
S. W. Laughlin and R. R. Rosa
J. B. Slack, of Richland and W.
II. Redding, of Back Creek.
The committee reported recom
mending the adoption of the bylaws
of the National Good Roads Asso
c:ation. The recommendation being
adopted, the association proceeded to
elect a vice president fram each
Asheboro, S. W. Laughlin.
Randleman, J. L. Fields.
Brower, G. F. Gatlin.
Richland, J. B. Slack.
Union, S. A. Cox.
New Hope, Geo. T. Mnrdock.
Cedar Grove, C. T. Luck.
Franklmville, Hugh Parks, Jr.
Back Creek. W. H. Redding.
Libel i,, A. E. Lewis.
Providence, S. W. White.
Tnnitv, Capt. J. Parkins.
The president was authorized to ap
point viee presidents in the remain
ing townships, many of which were
represented earlier in the day.
Presideut McAlister was also au
thorized to appoint the executive
committee, which should appoint a
legislative committee. These com
mittees will draft a bill jto be pre
sented to the Legislature asking
that the commissioners be allowed
to call an election to provide means
for road improvement in the county.
The citizens of Randolph will
soon be given an opportunity to de
clare for or against better roads.
The Association will meet the first
Monday in each mouth.
Marred Cantata Will He Presented
Uy I.ora Talent.
Lovers of music in A sjhe
boro and neighboring towns will
be interested to learn that the
beautiful sacred cantata, "Queen
Esther", is soon to be presented at
the Academy building in Asheboro
iu the near future by local talent
The cantata is taken from the
Bible, portraying the book of
Esther, aud a production of the
highest class. The composer, Will
iam Bradbury, is one of America's
most noted song writers, aud the
rendition preseuts the rarest musical
treat. Besides the cast of charac
ters, made up of twelve persons, a
full chorus of good voices add to
the beauty of the play.
The cantata will be given under
the auspices of the Daughters of the
An Intercut! ferries.
Last Sunday Rev. W. E. Swain
began a series of sermons on the
Sunday School lessons, preaching
ou the Creation. Mr. Swain is a
deep thinker and scholarly, and his
presentation of the subject has ac
corded most favorable comment.
At the evening service he preach
ed on the lesson for next Sunday.
Each Sunday morning he will
present the lesson for the Sunday
Rev. R. L. Melton, pi,-tr, an
nounces the following app li.'.inientj
for the remainder of the m mth oc
January: Second Sunda Icjui i i
li. a ni.;Uuiou 3 p. m.; Third S un
day, Shepherd 11 a.m.; WestChapel
3 p. m.;'Central Falls T p. m. Fourth
Sunday, Pisgah 11 a. m.; Central
Falls 7 p. in.