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VOL XXXll. ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 1907. No
Governor Personally Delivered His
BEFORE JOINT SESSION OF THE
HOUSE AND SENATE.
What he Advocatcn. Wants Capitol
Building Knlarged. Increased ,p
pruprlatlun tor Inllim. Ilallroail Kate
Gorman News Bureau,
Raleigh, N. 0., Jan. 14, 1907.
I have never knowu the fust four
days of the cession of the General
Assembly of North Caioliua in anv
year to have been crowded with
more interest than that of the pres
ent legislature during the past we"k,
the prospects uro that this will be
the most important ned iiiteresfiin:
session that has muiked the pivgros
and development of I lie .State.
As in all the veins pushed the
damagoguo und the political tricks
ter is here again and their presence
will lie felt in both braniies of the
legislature, but they are preutly out
numbered by the couweieni.oiM and
patriotic sons of the Old North
State who have come here a; the
bidding of their people and the cull
of their state o serve the in and it
for the welfare and advancement of
all the people and all the interests
of the State tnat stand for its higher
enlightment and material aud moral
But in their views of these mat
ters they will honestly differ and
for a legislature made up so largely
of the members of only one political
organization there is going to be a
wonderful lot of spirited scrapping
during the next sixty days.
During the past week a number
of bills that will provoke a. lot of
of discussion have been entered
There has already been
an avalanche of bills designed to
regnlate lailroada and other corpora
tions. Fully a s ore of bills vari
ously woided have found their way
into the legislative hopper calling
for lower passenger and freight
rates and one of them even attempts
to say how and in what manner
passengers shall enter aud leave
The legislature will honor Geo.
Lee's memory next Saturday on the
100th anniversary of his birth and
General Hoke, the famous Confed
erate major general whose modesty
has kept bins in private life since
the end of the Civil War. has been
invited to be present at the CHpitol
that he may add honor to the oc
casion. At I unity College there
will be impressive ceremonies on the
same day and that high priest of
pulpit orators, Dr. John C. Kilgo,
will deliver an address on the life
of General Lee that is certain to be
one of the best ever listened to by
our college bovs and all others for
tunate euough to neir it. College
exercises will be suspended on the
same day till February 1st, when
the spring term proper begins.
During the interim intermediate
examinations will be held.
Senator Simmors will be renomi
nated for Uni'ed Stales Senator by
the Democratic census which meets
tomorrow uight without opposition.
The much discussed "Nail case"
is scheduled to be taken up in the
Superior Court here today, but at
the time this letter is mailed noth
ing deliuitc ctu be bitted as to the
result. This is the case in which
four attendants at the Central Hos
pital for the insane l.eiv were in
dicted mure 1,1. an a veir ago on the
charge of causing the death of a
patient named Null, iivni Chatham
The delivery of Governor Gtenn's
personally conducted message to the
legislature was an unqualified sue
cess for the Governor and the b'g
ge3t end of the legislative body,
deapite the objections tiled by several
in oppoitiou to the "innovation."
The Governors message was deliv
ered Thursday, aud the whole was
broad and logical, though his posi
tion on the reformatory was not ac
corued the approval of the body,
nor the people.
Probably the most notable feature
is a recommendation to issue bonds
to the amount of two million dol
lars, to be used in enlarging and re
pairing the buildings used for the
care of the State's afflicted. And
also to enlarge the State house.
He recommends that the law le
amended so that properly, shall le
listed at its money value, which
IN FLOOD OF BILLS.
would iuciease the tax valuation to
a billion dollars.
To require railroads to pay tax on
property at same valuation as they
borrow it. To abolish second claso
fare and reduce rate to 2 1-2 cents
To regulate hours of Railway
employes. Empower corporation
commission to control telephone and
To reouire insurance companies
to invest in solvent North Carolina
securities an amount eqnal to 50 per
cent, of the premiums.
Rigidly regulate the sale and use
of cigarettes, opium, cocaine and
similar stimulant, allowing its sale
only on prescription. Compel all
officers lindinir bovs with whiskey,
ciiM ivtt.es or opiates to renuiie the
lioxs to tell where they got them
and puwish the party who gave or
hold them. Have soda fountains
inspected to prevent the Kale of
STATE HOSPITALS l'OU IS SANK.
The message endorses the requests
of each of the three institutions, atl
difional loom and increased yearly
allowance for the hospital at Mor
canton, the privilege of buying 1,
100 acres adjacent to its lands tor
$55,000 by the hospital at Raleigh
aid Eastern Hospital for negroes
lie Biiosrests that the penitentiary
building, no longer regarded as ne
cessary for the keeping ot the state
convicts, be convened into a nos
nital for the epileptic and dangerous
insane, that is, if such a plan is
found feasible by a competent com
Increase the governor's salary to
$6,000. Also increase salaries or
attorney general and superintendent
of public instruction. Increase
wages of department employes tit
least ten or hi teen per cent, ne
says his owu expenses as governor
have been at least $1,500 more than
To guard against fraud and tam
pering with jurors by unscrupulous
lawyers, require that lists of jurors
drawn be kept secret and have the
sheriff, without disclosing the jury
list, to quietly summons jurors to
court. In trial or capital cases m
j stead of allowing the prisoner tweu
! tv-three peremptory challenges, limit
I him to six and the state to four.
IT ... f .,rv,t;ti f.-nm Tlli n
I U1IVC JCWC1 CACUljruuuo iivui J'J
duty. Authorize the trial judge to
send, to an aujacsnt county to sum
Re enact sections 2199 anl 2200
of the code, creating an immigration
bureau, and provide a fund of $10,
000 annually for prosecuting its
Vote an additional $25,000 ap
propriation, making $55,000 in all
for the state representation, so that
a showing commensurate with the
dignity of the state may be made
thoroughly advertising her resources.
The state building will cost $18,000,-
and its maintenance $1,200, leaving
only $10,000 of the original $30,000
for in:talli,tiou of exhibit, hence
the necessity for the additional
STATE NATIONAL GUARD.
Increase the salary of the ad
jutant general to $1,900, and require
him to leside in Kaleigh. Allow
each company co nmander $100 for
looking after the property ot tne
company. Increase the military
fund to $22,000.
Enact a general up to date road
law allowing any county or commu
nity to vote on the issuance of bonds,
the state to aid in roadbuilding in
every possible way.
In conclusion, the governor rec
ommended that "lo byists" be rigid
ly excluded from the floors of the
house and senate, as "thev retard
legislation, are ofteu a menace to, the
ennctment of good laws or the repeal
of bad ones.".
Benj. S. Moffitt, of Moffitt.was pain
fully injured while loading logs at
his mill in Coleridge towm:Li one
day last week. His injuries .. not
Milton Bundle Victim of Foul Play
BODY PLACED ON RAILROAD
Unknown Assassin lielieved to have
Secured Several Hundred Dol
lars; Four Hundred Found
Pinned Inside of Coat.
The details of a terrible crime
committed at Star, in Montgomery
county last Thursday n.ghr, was
brought here by visitors in Asha
Milton Bundle, aged about six'.y
years was murdered and robbed
there Thursday evening by in
known persons, and his body placi d
on i he railroad track in the hope
tj thus conceal the crime. Burnt ie
had been seen during the day
with several hundred dollars cn his
person, it being carried in two or
three small wallets. Soon after
the vestibule passed Star, about 7
o'clock, the body was found by the
track. The investigation by the
coroner disclosed evidences of foul
play. About $400 was found pin
ned on the inside of his coat, but
the "vallets, which had been seen
on his person during the day had
been removed. The body had been
knocked some, distance from the
track by the train, and badly man
gled but the head showed signs of
having ben split open by some
sharp instrument. Mr. Bundle's
hat was found' a short distance
fiom the tiack, also cut by a- sharp
instrument; his eye glasses and a
pencil were by it. A puddle of
blood on the track suggested the
conclusion that the body had rested
there and bled before the train
threw it from the track. These
facts prompted an examination of
the premises around, which resulted
in the finding of an axe, covered
with blood, which clinches the
verdict of the coronor's jury of
There has as yet developed no
clue to the guilty party.
Mr. Bundle was a married man,
with a family. It was generally
known that he carried money on
his person. He was not addicted to
Clinton Hayworth Painfully Injured In
Clinton Hayworth, son of Sheriff
Hayworth, was painfully injured
in a runaway, a short distance
North East, of the city Friday
evening. He had stopped his team
at a branch to water his horse
when a little colored bov dashed h-v
on horseback. Mr. Hayworth's
norses started and when he sezied
the lines the wagon was thrown
against him, knocking him down.
The wagon loaded with about 800
pounds of meat passed ,oer his
shoulder and across his arm aud
leg. Fortunately no bones were
broken. Dr. Moore, whose horses
the negro was riding was called and
dressed the wounds.
Trinity High School.
The Trinity High School (Old
Trinity) re-opened after the holi
days, Monday Jan. 7th, with a good
enrollment. The faculty is now
composed of seven teachers, two
vacancies caused by the resignation
of Prof. J. T. Henry and Miss
Elizabeth Whitehead, " having been
filled. The spring term bids fair to
be a successful one.
Rev. b. F. liargett, p stor of the
M. E. church at Trinity and Finan
cial Secretary fo Trinity High
SchDol is acting head master for the
spring tei m. Prof. N. C. English
of Trinity is instructor in mathe
matics and Miss Ora Huckabee, of
Aloemarle, is in charge of the pri
Religious Paper Moved to CJreensboro.
The office of publication of The
Christian Sun, the official organ of
the Southern Christian Conven
tion, has been moved from Elon
College to Greensboro. The editor,
the Rev. -Dr. J. O. Atkinson, will
remain in Elon College, wheie he
has had his office since he assumed
The shadow reports true of the
substance. There are no doubtful
fure-shadowiugs of your inner self.
But One Opinion of the Bond In
iquity. STATE SHOULD REFUND.
Senator kittredge and Representative
Martin of South Dakota, Take Same
Position Other States Refuse to
Countenance Wicked Schemes.
(By Thomas J. Pence )
Washington, 1). C. January 11th.
The action of Governor Elrod, of
South 'Dakota in recommending to
the Legislature in his annual mes
sage the return of the $25,000 that
came into the possession of that
State us the result of the bond
litigiiliou against North Carolina at
tracted wide attention in Washing
ton. It was the subject of much
favorable comment at the Capitol,
not only on the part of the North
Carolina Senators and Representa
tives, but those from other South
ern Mates as well.
New York, Illinois and other
States refused absolutely to become
the collecting agencies for the bond
schemers aud Shylocks who are
threatening litigation against all the
Southern States for the recovery of
the face value of the worthless re
eonstruction bonds, and Governor
Elrod has given a death blow to
their ambition. If it is in his power
he will wipe away from his State
the opprobriim that attaches to it
as the result of the manipulation of
former Senators Pettigrew and
Marion Butler. They schemed
and planned the whole transaction
by which North Carolina was forced
to pay the New York loadholders,
using South Dakota as a collecting
United States Senator Kittredge,
of South Dakota, is in full accord
with the action taken by Governor
Amount of Available Balance in
Recommendations ofthe State Treasurer
Ranks Should Pay Interest of
State's MoneySchool Loan
Affew weeks ago it was stated
that when the new General Assem
bly came to Raleigh they would find
for the first time in many years, a
c mfortable sum in the State treas
ury a sum something like 300
000 This statement was denied by
The report of State Treasurer
Lacy, which has just been received
fiom fie presse3, shows "an actual
available balance of $338,082.60,
The Treasurer does not recommend,
but tne legislature should pass an
act requiring these banks holding
State funds to pay interest ou the
same. In those States which have
considerable balances enough money
is derived from the interest account
to pay the expenses of the State
THE STATE DEBT.
A statement by the State
Treasurer shows that the total debt
of North Carolina is $0,873,450 of
this, $2,720,000 draws interest at fcix
per cent and the balance at four per
cent. The State owns stock in rail
roads which at the present ruling
market value would pay all the
State owes. In addition to the above
debt, the State issued $110,000 when
the Democrats came into power to
pay the debt incurred by Radical
manugpineiit, extravagance and the
like, and $00,000 of bo.ids issued to
buy State Prison farms. The Legis
lature must make provision for the
tayuient of these bonds. Inasmuch
as they were issued on account of
the State Prison, the Legislature
should and no doubt will direct that
$17,000 of the $280, 000 surplus in
the hands of the Prison Board be
applied to the retirement of these
LOANS FOR BUILDING SCHOOL
The following statement shows
the sums loaned from the permanent
school fund to the counties to build
Alamance, $7,740; Alleghany,$2
880; Anson, 2,990; Ashe, 1,770!
Beaufort, 6,350; Bertie, 450; Bladen'
941; Bruuswick, 840; Buucombe'
3,00o; Burke, 1,710; Cabarrus, 3,850;
Caldwell, 3,145; Camden, 915; Car
teret, 2,114; Caswell, 450; Catawba,
4,007; Chatham, 1.495; Cherokee,
3,610, Clay, 200; Cleveland ,4,228.
Columbus, 6,350; Craven, 1,600.'
Cumberland, 1,750; Currituck, 970'
Dare, 1,940; Davidson, 4,000: Dup
lin, 5,315; Durham, 1,450; Edge-
comb, 360; Forsyth, 810; Franklin,
2,341; Gaston; 7,595; Gates, 42o;
Granville, 1,570; Greene, 1,530;
Guilford, 9,300; Harnett, 4,615;
Haywood, 860; Henuerson, 3,750;
Hyde. 1,150; Iredell, 1,067; Jackson,
900; Johnst in, 5,307; Lincoln, 690;
Macon, 1,515; Madison, 1,600; Mc
Dowel, 880; Mecklenburg, 4,900;
Mitchell, 1,745; Montgomery, 442;
Moore, 1,412; Nash, 1,763; 'North
ampton, 3,840; Onslow, 1,492;
Orange. 1,294; Pamlico, 4,015; Pas
quotank, 052; IVuder, 1,735; Per
quimans, 740; Pitt, 8,380; Polk,
200; Randolph, 9,000; Richmond,
1,742; Robenou, 5 1)50; Rockingham,
1,400; Rowan, 4,SS5; Rutherford,
2,31)0; Sampson, 2.680; Stanly, 2,
113; Stokes, 2.110; Surry, 3,150;
Swain, 2,735; Transylvania, 3,242;
Union, l,48ii; Wake, 5,785; Warren,
2.245; Washington, 1,250; Watauga,
820; Wane, 3.384; Wilkes, 3,088;
Wilson, 800; Yadkin, 826; Yancey,
1,579; total, 217,183.
He estimates that the income for
the State for the coming two years
will be $31,954,158; that expendi
tures will be $3,505,680; leaving a
surplus for the two years of $448,
478. These estimates are made up
on the basis of present assessments
of'property for taxation and present
appropriations. Of course the
Mate 8 revenuelwill be increased and
appropriation will doubtless be in
creased. MR. CONE RECEIVER.
Kreen-sboro Man Takes Charge of the
Odell Manufacturing Company.
Judge Boyd in United States
Court Monday afternoon, signed an
order appointing Cajsar Cone, of
this city, receiver for the Odell Man
ufactujring Company, owners of the
Odell Cotton Mill at Concord, N.
C. Mr. Cone is directed to continue
the operation of the mill.
Ihe liabilities of the company are
given at $500,000. The amount is
due various concerns, banks and
individuals, the greater amount to
parties m North Carolina. The as
sets are the building, machinery
and material ou hand, etc. The
mill was erected and equipped at a
cost of more than $1,000,000. Mr.
oone visited the mill Saturday and
says that it is in splendid condition.
Ibis action was precipitated by
the failure last week of the Southern
Mills, at Bessemer Citv, in which a
number of the principal stockhold
ers of (the Odell Manufacturing
Company are interested. Ihe null
at Bessemer Citv was closed down
Thursday night and as a result ex
aggerated reports of the bad (man
cial conditions of the concerns were
The Odell Manufacturing Com
pany was organized in 1879. The
capital stock has been increased
fiom time to time until it now
amounts to $600,000. The plant
has 44,000 spindles and 1,800
looms. J. M. Odell is president
and W. R. Odell secretary and treas
urer of the company. W. R. Odell
was in the city yesterday on business
connected with the appointment of
$100,000 REALTY CO.
S. Teague, lonniily of Ashclmro,
Treasurer of Florida t'ompanj.
The Apalachiola Times announ
ces the oiganization of the Florida
Coast Ruilty Company, with fifteen
charter members Among them we
note S. E. Teague, sin of W. J.
Teague, of Asheboro. The co i:
pany has a capital stock of $100,
000 and h is required 9000 acres of
land, adjoining Apulachicola. In re
ferring to the persmiel of the
company the Times says S. E.
Teague, who is treisunr is also
Cashier of the Apalachicola Statr-
Bank, Notary Public, Tieasurerof
the Board of 1 ratio of Apalachicola.
General Agent of Saxoti & Lewis.
General Agent of Saxon & Barnes
Naval Stores. Director Capital City
The first session of the Sabbath
Observance Convention is in session
at Greensboro. Nearly all of Ran
dolph's Methodist Episcopal Minis
tei'8 are attending, their district
meeting being lso in session at
est Market church.
Every Enterprise Repoits a Pros
OPENING FOR ALL KINDS OF
Many Declare Dividends Capital of
Hank Increased. Manufacturing
Concerns Improving Fiiiipment.
Several of Asheboro's Companies
have held their annual stockholder's
meetings during 'the past week and
without an exception the reports of
the secretaries have shown the past
to be a most prosperous year.
The activity in manufacturing
enterpiises, the continual transfer
of real estate -ind erection of nice'
dwellings in Asheboro, bears out
the assertion that this town is
destined to be reckoned with in
surrming up the commercial and
manufacturing interests of the
Peidmout section of North Caro
lina. Asheboio has an admirable loca
tion for manufacturing concerns,
best of all for wood working plants,
and knitting mills for underwear,
and hosiery, would pay a handsome
uiviuenu. uur most prosperous
"back country," which is unsurpass
ed by any section of the state in
agriculture, offers a great induce
ment to mercantile establishments
of the highest order, as for instance
exclusive furniture stores, imple
ment stores, wholesale drug and
hardware stores, etc.
In a few weeks our handsome new
graded school building will be com
pleted, providing the best faciliJ
ties for educating the children of
those who are seeking homes with
surroundings in keeping with the
requirements for the moral, religious.
and intellectual development
Among those who have reported
their annual meetings is the Bank
of Randolph. Its meeting was held
in the office of the bank, January
lutn. ine usual dividend of 5 per
cent was declared and by a vote of 1
the stockholders, the capital stock
was increased from $16,000 to $21,-
000,oi-33,l-3 percent. The offi
cers of the institution are O. R.
Cox, President; W. J. Armfield, Sr.
vice President; W. J. Armfield.
Jr., cashier and J. D.Ross, assist
Another meeting was that of the
Asheboro Wheelbarrow & Mfg. Co.,
held Wednesday, January 9th.
This company t'eclared a dividend
of 10 per cent, and elected the fol
President, a Moffitt; V ice President,
Nixon Presnell; Secretary and Treas
urer, J. T. Moffitt; and directors
Messrs. Beny Moffitt, E. H. Morris,
W. J. Armfield, Jr., E. Moffitt and
II. E. Moffitt.
The company is installing new
machinery for making handles for
their wheelbarrows and will also
be equipped for making handles
of every description.
The Randolph County Ministerial
Association, if the M. E. church
met in Asheboro Monday uorning.
Among the visiting preachers were
Rev. B. F. liargett, of Trinity; Rev.
C. M. Campbell, of Randleman; Rev.
C. A. Wocd, of Riiuiseur; J. W.
Ingle, of Farmer ami Rev. R. L.
Melton, of WortlniUe.
The Association is planning the
organization of a home mission
society among the clut ches in the
county, which will have for its
work the 'eniou of t lie church
svoik in Randolph.
Marriage Ai iittu net lncnl.
The following announcement will
be of interest to the many friends of
Robt. Dicks, in Asheboio:
Mr. und Mrs. Kicliard Dozier Lee
reiiust tho honor of your presence
at the wedding reception i their daughter
Mr. ltolh'rt I'cele Dicks
on tlie.evening i f Wednesday the twenty
third of .JauiKiry one thou and nine hun
dred an4 Beve l from lialf past seven until
nine o'clock at their residenco
Sumter 8outh Carolina.
The marriage will be solemnized
at 7 oVock.
W. C. T. U. Mcetlnr.
The regular meeting of the W. C.
T. U. will be held at the Academy
this (Thursday) afternoon at 4
o.clock. Full attendence is desired
Mrs. A. 11. Worth, Pres.