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VOL XXX1K ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, Februar 28, 1907. No 9.
.OUR LAVtf MAKERS.
.Busy Discussing Railroad Hates,
THE .LEGISLATURE DOING
.Many Local BIII,'6euatorUraham Piny.
Jnde WIpitauauilForfcU that
ttle the Fat Cmlllug.tbe
Scotland Neck, Halifax county,
has been giveu the right to vote the
liquor question. This bill .provoked
warm discussion in which Cant.
Swift Galloway made a speech
against what he termed -"Tyrannical
Liquor Laws", aud attributed
these laws to t!ve Puritans who
landed. at Plymouth Rock, and that
he sometimes wished that the rock
had landed on the Puritans instead
of the Puritans landing on the
Rock. He inviighed;ht-awly against
gome of the local statutes making
it ju'ikr facie evidence of a dealer
for a person to have en-tain qunuti
ties of liquor in his possession.
Capt. Galloway evideti-ily Ims nor
read the numerous decisions of
different states, ttatiug th.it dis
criminating legislation ot almost
every kind may be had against
liquor, as it is not recognized by
theliw, u iies expiessly j.r .nted, as
a legitimate business. C'apt. Gal
loway said if he lived in jcornaiuni
ties where fiuch laws prevailed he
would seek reiitf for ins outraged
feelings and ask for a furlough for
brief visits to the lower world.
A bill was d-efeated nnking the
running of freight trains prima
facie of violation of the Sunday la.v.
A bill to incorporate the subur
ban village of High Point, Alechau
icsvUle, was lost after a hot tight.
Senator Klutu' bill niaUiug it a
penalty of $100 to the aggrieved
person for neglecting delivery of
telegrams on time, wis killed by
On Friday of last week the Sen
ate passed the Graham Ii.te Bill
providing for two"' passenger rates;
first class 2-1-2 cents and second
class 2 cents and iuteichangeable
mileage on all roads. This bill
passed the Sena e over the Dauiels
substitute of a tl.it rare of 2 14
cents by a majority of !) and the
linal reading received 44 of the 47
votes cast. This bill upplied to all
roads earning $1,500 per mile. When
this bill was passed it was predicted
by many that there would be no
passenger rate by this legislature,
and the opiuion was no doubt based
on the fact that Maj, Graham had
declared that he would never agree
to the House Hill rate or to a rate
less than 21 2 ceuts for first class.
But Alaj. Graham went home and
on his return found himself high
4-d dry and practically shorn of
his iulJuenco in foiining legislation.
While Maj. Graham was chairman
of the House Committee of public
service corporations and had intro
duced the bill which had been
yassed by the Se.iate, it was ex
pected that he would be placed on
the joint Conference committee.
The Lieutenant Governor, however,
ignored him in the appointment of
this committee and appointed Sen
ators Daniels, Ay cock and Webb
as tnembeia of this committee.
When Alaj. Graham leturned Mon
day moruing, although a man ad
vanced in years and with considera
ble experience in public life, arose
to a question of high privilege and
bitterly denounced the president of
the Senate, Lieutenant Governor
Winston, for the appointment of
three Senators to confer with the
Hoase committee on the rate bill,
.11 of whom were opposed to the Sen
Maj. Grahi.m made some stric
tures on the youthful indiscretions
politically of Mr. Winston. Some
of Aiaj. Graham's not over zealous
friends say that it is "The pot cal
ling the kettle b' ick," and that Maj.
Graham himself encateped in and
around and about Republican head
quarters, and was not unwilling to
hold conference j with Republican
leaders and expressed a willingness
to accept the Fusion nomination fr
Judge of the Superior Court in ti e
year 1808 when Judge William P.
Bynum was placed on the ticket
after many weeks and mouths if
conferences and hesitations by the
Fusion powers who were in author
ity at that time.
There seems no inclination on
the part of (he senate to change the
coi f -ei.ee committee on the railroad
bib, and no reference was made
Tuesday to the sensational speech
made by Senator Graham in which
he attacked Lieut-Governor Winston
Monday. Maj. Griham offered a
new biil to make the rate on all
roads over 100 miles long 2 cents.
The opposition contended that the
senate had already passed a rat-e
bill and this new effort of Mr. Gra
ham was referred to the committee
recently appointed. The bill as
submitted is understood to be a copy
of the Mississippi law.
A caucus of the Democratic mem
bers was held on Monday night and
it is given out that the matter has
all been settled, and the senate will
go forward with the public business
and there will be no further bicker
ing. Tie Inuse on Tuesday night con
sidered the committee's freight bill
which is a substitute foreign other
hills that have gone to the commit
tee. One of the provisions of the
bill is tiiat thi- pet.ulty for failure to
deliver :he goods cannot exceed
tin ee i i -.leg tlie value of i he goods.
This it is said prevents dishonest
shippers from tuning advantage of
thehiw. 1'r.e oil! parsed the second
A I'ompul-o:-;.- S. '!; bill ha?
been in! .(.-e I ;,:i ; it loois like
will become a law, providing that
u, n a p 'titioii of a nit n : v of the
ctizens of a iy !:s:rict, townsh p, or
cotiaty, th- county llo. id of Educa
tion m-iy in its due etion order com
pul o.y attendance upm the school
or schools named therein. There
a e 45 counties to which the provis
ions of this oil I do not apply. We
a:-e heartily in fao. of eduction,
but we do not f ior the provisions
of this bill.
Senator rlair has introduced a
bill to establish a school district at
Biscoe in Montgomery county. Sen
ator Wood has introduced bills al
lowing Itandlemau to issue bonds
for street.-: hIso to amend the char
ter of Haudleman; and also a bill to
allow Dr. Dowd an ex-Confederate
soldier 77 years old to practise medi
caid wiihuu'.. payi!iga license. Sena
tor Wood will introduce a bill to
day permitting the county com
missioners to submit the questiou
of macadam zing the public roads
of Randolph county to a vote of the
people ami o issue bonds therefor.
Senator Murphy has introduced
a bill to establish a Recoidei's court
'The Senate committee has report
ed favorably a bill to make Ansou
county dry. The bill is signed by
1100 citizens of Anson county.
Tue bill to put the couuty officers
of Wake couuty on a salaiy -was re
ported unfavorably oy a unanimous
Gov. Glenn wants the capitol en
larged, and asks for an expeodi
ture of $50,000 a year toward the
erection of a building to be used as
a Hall of History to the Supreme
Court and Supren Vt :t Library.
The Senate will consider the bill
on freight rates tod;v. The Re
formatory bill will also come up in
tne Senate today; this measure has
passed the House.
Koiimt Dozen Hook t'lub llelil InH-i'est-in
Fuday afternoon the Round Doz
en liook Club was most charmingly
entertained by Miss Epsie Woolen,
and the guests p esent were delight
ed with the afternoon. The flitting
loom was most attractive with its
decoration; of smilax, fucias, and
carnations. The club had as its
guest, Miss Jessie Woollen, of High
Two exceedingly interesting im
pels weie read. Mrs. W. A. Un
derwood was heard on the stibjci t of
"England Under Ed war J the H c
ond," and -Miss Cornelia Bovden.
on "England's On" Hundrcl Yea'-
War with France." After the li
brary programme, very delicious,
refreshments were served by the
D i vie" bank" robbers.
In Jail at Charlotte to Awaii Ift-ai-itij;
Sheriff Sheek and Deputy, Boss
Kinibr.ruih. relumed to Mocksvilie
Tuesday of last week from Atlanta
G.i., with the men supposedto have
been the ones that attempted 'o
rob the Bank of Davie on tti-j night
of January 25th 1!)0:3. The Sheriff
too i Ik m io Dk' Charlotte jail
Tu -sday evening for safe ke ping.
Tney will bo given a hearing
before E. E. Hunt on March Gth.
' W. L. Stamey, of the High Point
Enterprise, has been appointed a
member of the entertainment com
mittee for the Woodmen of the
World, which meets at Jamestown
during the Exposition.
Jim Morrow, a negro tried at
Greensboro last week for retailit'g,
aud was bound over to court. After
being released, and within sight of
the city hall, he attempted to thrash
the principle witness. He was le
quired to give another bond of
A. A. Ki'-kman, of Greensboro,
has accepted a position with the
Atlantic Co: st Line as train dis
patcher. He has been an operator
for twenty-six years and held a
similar position with the Southern
for 18 years.
Rockingham county commission
ets have accepted plans drawn by
Architect Wilburn for a new court
house. It. will be similar to th.it of
The Methodist Orphanage at
Raleigh has .i9 children. The
school has no sewerage system, littls
tire protection aud needs many other
conveniences. An effort is being
mde to raise a fund to provide these
Odin and Bethany townships in
Iredell county, voted on an issue
of bonds to secu.e the Statesville
Air Line. The road will pene
trate among others Iredell, Surry
and Yadkin county.
Preparation for a big music nor
mal school for Siler City beginning
about July 1st. Siler City Grit.
Representative Webb has secured
the passage of a bill to , pension
Mrr. Stonewall Jackson $20 a
month. The bill met with very
Laura Saunders was arrested at
Spencer Friday for burning a tene
me .t dwelling. The act was com
mitted in a jealous rage because her
husband had been countenancing
X. B. McCanless and others will
in the near future open up a De
partment Store m the Central Hotel
Block at Salisnury ith a capital
of $50,000. They will have 30.000
squat feet of salesrooms.
While helping at a steam saw mill
owned by himself and sons near
Ossipee Alani nice county, last week
Jrio. T. Kernodle, of Giaham,
caught his lesr in th-? carriage, break
ing and badly mangling it.
Dr. V. E. Turner, of Raleigh has
be-u elected president of Jarue$,tqwn
Dental Convention, which will meet
during the Exposition.
Saturday Mrs. Richard Lane died
at her home at Silijburv, having
suffered of pnoiimoid.r, o i Sunday
their ilauht.-r died from complica
tions, ami now Mbs Kite Lane, a
maiden mint who in ikes her home
with In r biotuer lies at death's door.
R preseiitaii -e Salts, of Phelps
coiiniy, Mo, hrtiki' out with small
pox while in his seal- on the floor of
the MisMiuri ll"iis.' f Represet.ta
lives 1 huisday, nuiMiig panic.
The North Carolina Bankers As
sx'ia'io.i will hobl its next annual
meeting at Durham.
James H. Ilorah, of Salisbury,
has tieen appointed private eecretaiy
to Coiigreii.-nuii R. N. Hackctt.
AiCrifio'i Friday lire destroyed
l.lnve o! the largest stores in the
town. Tbc losses are as foil ws:
John S. I'.rooks, $7,500 with $4,500
iiiMir.inei ; R. C. McCotter & Bro.,
$(J,5oo, insurance $4,000 and Jack
so. i Brof, $0,500 with $4,500 insur
ance. Go . EIroJ, of' S. ii n Dakota,
sas Unit his father lions near
Mr. Alexander Moore died ut
Hackberry, Oklahoma, recently, lie
hus a native of Forsyth county hav
ing gone West during the Civil War.
Supt. Kitltvll, of Granville
county, reports that Washington
district, near Stem, l;a voted a
special tax for Hie public school.
Another election was held at Hester
Mr. Rufus Kicnaman, living near
Waughton, broke his right leg Tues
day. He was riding on the run
ning gear of a wagon When his foot
struck a stump.
Benjamin F. Clegg has been ap
pointed game warden for Moore
A. II. Robbius, formerly of Lex
ington, was in Charlotte last week
on business for the Ide Cotton Mills,
of Jacksonville, Ala., of which he is
superintendent. This company is
buildihga 25,C00-spindles mill for
making line ply yams. He is a
sou of Capt. F. C. Robbins, of Lex
ington and one of the best cotton
null men in the South.
The Tar Heel Publishing Co. was
recently organized with J. A. Hos
kms of Sumuierfield, President and
J. B. Conch, of North Wilkesborj,
Secretary and Treasurer. The com
pany will publish the Twice a
Week Tar Heel.
A speckled Hound in Union
county, the o.vneiship of which has
for two and a half years been con
tested in the courts at a cost of
more than $100 was last week
turned ova- by the court, to its per
manent master who paid the cost,
the dog is valued at $5.0o.
G. W. Wilson, aged 21 years, form
erly of Suiiimei Meld, died at High
Point Saturday after a short illness.
He was very popular in High Point,
The body was interred at Su miner-field-
Two negrces attacked a comrade in
a logging camp near Elizabeth city
Friday aud beat his head into a
pulp with clubs. They were later
arrested. An old feud prompted
the brutal murder.
A boiler at the saw mill of Jeff
Hughes, at Pleasant Garden exploded
Satirday after noon. Worth Hughes,
the C-year-old son, was fearfully
mangled and will probably die.
Mr. Hughes was badly hurt. "
E. C. McCarthy, of High Point,
has donated a lot to the Roman
Catholic church upon which the
communicants in that town will
erect a $3,000 house of worship at
The State Council Jr. O. U. A.
M. will meet at Winston-Salem next
The report of Supt. Mann, of t'e
penientiarv Favs there are now iitJ2
persons, 250 of which are out on
raiiroau ana turnpiKe worK, while
the remainder are renuired on the
state farms. The penitentiary now
has to its creutt a surplus of $242,
131. Mrs. J. P. . tson, announces
from Deland hat she hus do
nated $40,0(io :,e Stetson Uni
versity of Philadelphia, an iiuiout
equal to the Carnegie gift for a li
brary. An unknown three masted schoon
er was wrecked off the roast of Den
mark Saturday and IS people who
clung to the rigging were drowned.
A 10-year-old negro boy was
killed in Roberson County by the
train on Saturday of last week.
Chas. Bostain, a mill operative at
Newton, has been arrested on a war
rant charging him with the murder
of a man named Childers, in Alex
ander county twelve years ago. He
denies his guilt but it is alleged that
he confessed to old associates lecent
ly that he and an accomplice killed
Childers in his cow pasture for his
Miss Mittie Lee Moore, of States
ville, died at Southern Pines list
Saturday night and was buried at
More Heavy f-'liir I' or Ki lalllni;.
Heavy fines on the violators of
the liquor laws were imposed this
week in Guilford Superior Court.
A. J. Fraley. of High Point, plead
ed guilty to the charge of retailing
and was lined $500 and costs: the
line was later reduced to $:5o.
Chas. , Clayborn, a negro of High
I'oint, who pleaded guilty of man
slaughter was sentenced to three
years on the public roads in Guil
ford Couuty. Leslie Wilmoth was
sentenced to the work house for six
months for larceny. Jack W;l
Hams and Dodd Wilson, two young
white men from Richmond Y.i.
uere convicted for larceny of the
Guilford Hardware Co. and were
sentenced to seven years in the
Marriage Solemnised at MorrUvllle
T acid ay Afternoon.
Miss Daisy Stuart Page and Dr.
J. O. Walker were married at the
home of the bride at Morrisville,
Wake county, Tuesday afternoon at
The marriage was a surprise to
their many friends, only a few inti
mate friends haviDg been apprised
of the date. The marriage was
quiet, witnessed only by uear rela
tive! and friends of the immediate
Dr. Walker is a son of Col. J.
E. Walker, of Asheboro, and now
lives at Concord, where he has suc
cessfully practised his profession
for several years. lie is well known
in this section of the state, enjoying
the confidence and esteem of all.
Miss Page is the daughter of ex
sheriff Page, of Wake county, cul
tured and accomplished. Sue was
last year a teacher in the Asheboro
Glinted School. She was loved by
the pupils in the school and popular
in Ashebnro's social circle.
The many friends of Dr. and
Mrs. Walker wish for them a happy
ami prosperous future. They will
make their home at Concord.
Pretty Home Wmdiiijr at llira Point
l.at Wri k.
Miss Elizabeth Jones and Mr.
Carl Edward Cox, both of High
Point, weic ma.iied at the home of
the bride's mother, Urs. M. B. Jones,
Wednesday afternoou. Both Mr.
and Mrs. Cox are popular among a
host of friends.
Mr. Cox is a son of Rev. and Mrs.
D. C. Cox and formerly lived at
High Point, but is now engaged in
business in Thomasville, where he
enjoys the confidence of all who
The bridal remembrances from
friends far and near were beautiful
and appropriate. Prominent among
them were a silver coffee service, and
a silver coffee urn, the latter the
gift of the groom. Ger1. and Mrs.
Julian Carr, Durhaii, sent a hand
some hand painted tankard inchina.
Annual Meeting ol' stockholder and
lllcr'iou of directors and (Iftirers.
Winston Sulem, Feb. 23.- The
annual meeting of stockholders of
the Winston-Salem Southbound
Railway Company has just been held
Besides many Winston-Salem
business men V. C. Robbies, and
Geo. W. Montcastle, of Lexington.
S. H. Heurne, of Albem-rle, and G.
W. Huntley, of Wadesboro, are on
the board of directors.
Ollicers elected for the ensuing
H. E. Fries, President; W. T.
Brown, Y ice-President: W. F.
Shaffiier, Seeietvy and Treasurer.
Reports were made for the year
which show that nearly two hundred
thousand doliats have been expended
to date for surveys, organization,
grading, rights of way and tei initials.
LUMBER MAN SKIPPED.
I .ill Homy ImU'litfcliit'-M ami S-iiinily
T. W. Hylron, who jonduercd
lumber and mercantile establish
ments at Campbell, Stokes coiiutv,
ten miles north of Datibury, left
his home Sunday night, February 10
leaving indebtedness to the amount
of $7,500 or $s,ooo, with assets of
about fi;K)n. About $2, moo of
Ilvlton's indebtedness was secured
bv notes at several banks endoised
by W. It. and C. G Hylton, broth
ers of the principal T. W. IIvlfon.
It is uiulers'.ood that the stcu.iis
deny these signatures.
Tile assets consisr. of a store i
dwelling containing about $j,iim
worth of goods - and effects; a sa--inill,
box plant, lu.nber, five h..: !
of stock, cows a:id calves, buggies,
hacks, wagons, etc., valu -1 at pi !.
Tlie wife and four children kno w
nothing ef bis whereabouts.
O il ir ( elrlini'i'Oe.
Durham, N. C. i-V-rnai J.
Tonight the civic. !. t.c.it '.n io;
place at Trinity Cniegc. I ic
lime the lion. Ib im . I'.eJ -. ol
Aberdem, d.livei'ul Uic .-oMnv-At'ter
tlie nddrc.-s h.- u ( nt.-faii
at a dinner paitv ido-n 1 v iiio ;) ii1.'
fra:enut, under -. nis.in-e ih
cel billion was I'ei t. m:- in
citv Mr. Page was the oue.-i. t jr
J. C. Kilao.
$100 FOR DAUGHTERS
Queen Esther a Success In Every
LARGE AND APPRECIATIVE AUDIENCE.
Randolph Chapter Daughter of the
Confederacy Realize Handsomely
from the Production.
The presentation of the sacred
cantata, Queen Esther, by home tal
ent at the academy Friday night
was a pronounced success. Tickets
were placed on sale at the Asheboro
Drug Co. Friday morirng and be-fo-e
night half the house was sold.
The afternoon aud evening trains
brought many from a distance to
witness th" performance.
As the curtains were drawn show
ing the large chorus, and fitting
stage settings, a wave of applause
passed over the house. From then
until the close the audience spoke
its appreciation of the play by ap
plause and closest attention. There
were no long tiresome waits between
acts and scenes
The music was nio.-t creditable.
The principle ohnraeteis were well
chosen and with the strong support
of a well trained and balanced
chorus, those who witnessed the
production pronounced it one of
the best amateur performances they
hat everatteuded. Many had seen
"Queen Esther" bv several other
aggregations, and these were loudest
in tneir praise of the Asheboro
production. It is impossible to deal
with each member of the troupe in
dividually. Suffice it to say that
each person did part assigded well,
and all were recioients of hih com
Af ier bearing the expenses of the
play, the Randolph Chapter Daugh
ters of the Confederacy realized
about $100 which will probably be
used in establishing a monument
fund. The Daughters are ?erv
grateful to those who took part in
the performance for their efficiency
aud to those who assisted in making
it a financial success.
The managers announce that iu
response to the many requests the
play will be repeated in the early
spring. Several new features will
be added and the troupe will en
deavor to outclass anv former nro-
FIRE AT JAMESTOWN.
Car l,o;i(l of Cotton ConsumedDepot
!aird by Arrival of Trail.
A car load of cotton on siding at
Jamestown, Guilfwrd county, was de
stroyed by lire Monday night about
9 o'clock. The car was standing
near the depot and for a while it
locked as if the building would be
consumed. All th it s ived the depot
.vas the arrival of the northbound
passenger train, No. 31, tlie engine
of which was usud to shove the
burning car aw iy from the depot.
There seems to be no clue to the
bol.l burglarii s on Tin sday nijht of
last week iu Rowa;:. The burglar
li'-st entered the lion.-of Mr. Dick
I'eiiipleton going through several
doors and btcakinsr locks with screw
drivers, g-'ttir to Mr. Tompieton's
room, where he rnnsn.-ked the room,
getting a watch i'tid some small
change. Then the burohir went into
the residence of C. Hawthorn, get
ting $50 in money and about !j50 in
watches, etc. At both places the
clothing from which the money was
stolen was t;ken outside the house.
lie lor m -i to I- Hill Pauses.
It has been a long tight of the
good women of the St iV with the
faithful assistance of a number of
she state's wisest a,,,! best men.
I be Preston bill pmvidhig for a
reformatory t r void iiful criminals
passed the House en Friday night of
las': week by a vote of 7S to (i. A
:;eat umjoritv of the state are in
I ior of the piopo.-iri' n Mr. V. T.
i or with stcrciarv t the Greater
Charlotte jClnb"hi. been ere of
the hard -t workei- in behalf of the
proposition. We congratulate the
!c ' s! il n-e o l allot h"r act Jtha will
.I.--V- thi.i legislature icineuibered
'V n.tiona to Collie.
Heath ol -Ajft-il Lady.
Mis. Mahuda Call, widow of Mr.
Ivi Call, died Siin.h'iy at, he nome
i if Nuiit a (irov .in Divje 'loituty.
v.,.- nrai I loo years ('' and
w the first woman to b- mil -i ied in
"i:nv ift,, t Lie county was
re .. . .. oi ioio.