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The Asheboro Cornier
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Wm. C. HAMMER, Editor.
'Entered at the iost Office at Asncboio a
'coond C.las Matter.
The Wiluiiiigtoa Morning Star
aays in a recent issue that Senator
Simmons early after his election to
the Senate demonstrated his ability
and influence, and it is flattering to
North Carolinians to note how Sen
ator Overman is growing at Wash
ington. It is said that the enactment cf
the large appropriation for the in
sane of the state means that there
will be no reformatory measure en
acted at this term of the legislature.
We do uot see any good reason for
thig. While the amount apportion
ed for the insane is half a million
dollars, yet one-fourth of ic is to be
paid each year until all is paid.
Under the wise and economic ad
ministration of the state affairs we
can easily spare another $50,000 for
providing for a reformatory.
We heartily agree with the Char
lotte Observer and many other news
papers iu North Carolina who say
that the enactment of the bill on
Wednesday of last week appropria
ting half a million dollars for the
insane of the stti'.e, is an extraordi
nary occurrence and a crown of
glory for the WgHlatur . North
Carolina a"t last i- to provide foi all
ner insane, ami is m uo u n.u.ui.u;
any crt-at delav. I he (.-enenil As- f
semblv of l!m will be rem-finbered
for this wise and generous act if
thev weie to enact no other leisla-
tioti. Senator llair, of this district, !
was anxious u nave a uouu issue
and give the whole s.'ioo.ooO now so
that the state uiL'ht have the bene
fit of it at once. Iu this, many of
Senator lilair's most progressive and
intelligent constituents, as well as
Others in the state were in entire-
and hearty accord: but a majority j
in their judgment thought it better
to appropiiate the $125,000 a year
as this could easily be done.
Justice in his letter in the Union
Republican complains because a
majority of the jurors in Chatham
county are Democrats and because a
white man who was a Republican,
indicted for retailing, went to a
court officer recently and asked him
to put some of his party friends on
the jury when the defendant's law
yer would object to some of the jury
in the box. The court officer told
the defendent right out, so says Jus
tice, that he could not, for he had
been ordered not to call Republicans
in the jury box. We do not know
.how true it is, but we have been in
formed that in Chatham county as
in fome other counties when cer
tain Republicans are indicted they
have been known to get some of
their political friends in the court
house to stand around so that they
could be called on the jury in their
case; and a friend of ours suggests
that he is not surprised that the
court officer of Chatham county has
been instructed and authorized not
to call any such "haDgers-on" to
sit npon the rights of any one. A
man who would ask for his party
friends to be called on a jury because
they are his party friends, is as bad
a man as the public officer who will
call only members of a certain polit
ical party to sit in judgment. What
we need in North Carolina and
everywhere the are jurors wlo are
fair and impartial and are selected
with a view to their fitness and not
to their political complexion.
The Lancaster, South Carolina,
News is one of the newspapers out
side the state which has observed
the manner and methods of the Su
perior Court judges in dealing with
the violation of the liquor laws in
North Carolina. The News in a
recent article has this to say of one
of Judge Neal's iudgments: "We
like North Carolina's way of deal
me with blind tigers. At Newbern
on Thursday four white men, con
victed of eelung liquor, were sen
tenced to two years each on the
roads, and two blind tiger negroes,
were given 18 months each." We
coa'd site many instances similar to
that in Judge Justice's, Judge
Cook's, Judge Moore's, and, in fact,
at different times during . the past
three years in the courts of all the
judges of the Superior CourS in this
state. And the law has been exe
cuted so well that the temperance
measures in North Carolina are no
longer matters of experiment; they
have passed tha realm; and the sen
timent is so crystalized that our
temperance legislation is now more
approved by the people of the entire
state, regardless of political com
plexion, than at any previous time
in the history of the state. The
sentiment is growing gradually, but
surely. It is true there are places
in the state that it is difficult to eu
force prohibition, and it is exceed
ingly doubtful whether it is wise to
have prohibition in the largest
The South asked for the est
lishnient of one sub-treasury some
where south of the Potomac River.
It was located elsewhere, of couise.
Now the southern Republican
office-holders, sap suckers say that
the reason we did not get it iu At
lanta or some other progressive
southern state, is because there was
a difference of opinion among our
people as to where it should go, and
that that caused the death cf the
entire project. Was there ever a
sub-treasury or anything else estab
lished in the North and West that
there was not a quarrel and wran
gle about where it should be lo
Justice in the last issue of th"
Union Republican, takes a whack at
Maj. II. A. London, Editor of the
Chatham Record, because he recent-
,y suoJ K rtlilroaa
for a penalty
for failure to deliver freight, lie
says that Alaj. London is now a re
presentative iu the legislature and,
no doubt, rod i to liiili-icrli nil u i.as
... i ,.,,, .f p..., n ,'
In tins. 1 ostmaster heynolds who
wntes under tiie name if "Justice."
is mistaken, as he has been in a
i great many other things. Mr. Lou
don is not a member if the legislature
and has not gone to Raleigh oei
i r. n r:n mum ivn en n sumii in m mv
w have interwt ifl a;.
the Winston-Salem postmaster, l ut
we say this in passing merely to
i keep matters etraight.
There are no paved sidewalks in
Muskogee, Indian Territory, and in
rainy weather the mud is six inches
deep. There are a number of young
women employed in the government
offices there under the Commissioner
of the Five Cifilized Tribes of In
dians. These young ladies will ask
Congress to give them the privilege
to wear pants, if the streets are not
cleaned and improved. The peti
tion sets forth that they pin their
dress skirts around their waists
when they go out to walk; and sets
forth that while th street cars are
running iu the middle of the street
the women cannot reach them be
cause the streams of water on both
sides of the track are so deep that
they cannot wade them, and as there
are no canoes and they cannot swim,
conditions are intolerable. The
petition closes with the following
language: "No, therefore, in view
of the fact that the petitioners have
to walk and have the manners of
God's noblest creature, "man," we
respectfully pray that we may be
allowed to wear forked clothes.
thereby adding very much to our
bodily and mental comfort, as well
as better being ble to perform jur
duties as humble servants of the
government." Theieaie other places
than Muskogee where it is impossi
ble for the ladies to cross the streets
without wading knee deep in the
mud, slush and water; one of those
places is Asheboro. Such has been
the case at different times this win
ter. The (loose, the Wise.
A farmer would scarcely believe
that a goose requires only about six
ty hours in order to prepare it for
the footlights and critical audience,
and that a common pig will in thirty
hours be competent to blossom forth
as an actor. According to Mr.
Clyde Powers, trainer of wide ex
perience and much patience, it takes
a duck about three days to learn
how to march on the stage, to fol
low the chorus, and to march rff
again at the proper time; it takes a
chicken a week or more, and a tur
key cannot grasp the art of acting
before six months' time. Mr. Pow
ers has tried to train a peafoul, but
he finds that it is impossible. A
goose is the most intelligent of all
the feathered tribes, and a goose is
also the only one of the domestic
fouls that shows affection.
1 1 1, HMO Volumes Art Now Available
For 13U.10U Children in the State
Out of TOiMH.1.
The reading habit is growing by
leaps and bounds amoug the children
of North Carolina, the inaugrjtion
of the rural library system for the
public schools of North tiaiolina in
1001 having proved a great success
as shown by the increasing number
of school districts that have takeu
up the work.
In the six years ihe system has
been in vogue it has proved so suc
cessful that niauv States are follow
ing the lead of North Caroliua in
the wok. There are now in the
State 1,572 libraries, for which
there has been spent $51,144 by th
State,counties and districts. In the
libraries there are 141,880 elumes
and with an average of '.3 children
to a school district there are now
13i.,406 children who have access to
the libraries, while in the Hate
there are 709,182 children.
While all the funds for the past
year are exhausted there will be
available in the next two years suf
ficient funds to estabhsn oOO librar
ies and 500 supplemental libraries,
thus placing the riches of good lit-
ature within the reach ot many
more tnousanu cr.ilitren in tne
State. Goldaboro Argus.
SIXTY-YEAR FIGHT FOR $5.
uit Owiu'i-sliiii lit small strip ul
l.aml sett led Alter Miirh Litigation.
Allentown, Pa. Feb. 21 Dragged
through the courts for over sixty
ears, the lawsuit cf Andrew Camp
vs. William Zimmerman has been
finally decided in court here. The
litigants were leading farmers in the
upper end of Lehigh county, and
the dispute arose over a strip of land
wi.rth abjut $5. It is 1,800 feet
lung and iu width from four to
The litigation began when Zim
merman cut down a chestnut tree
on the property. The men and
their families, although neighbors,
h ive i ot spoken together for half a
century. The case ha' been in the
Supremo Court at !-:ist thiee times,
and uo less than $:iu.''ii has been
spt nt in lawyers' fees and other costs
in the litigation.
The Holy Sepulchre at i'.aster.
A groat ceremony in Jerusalem is
on Kaster Saturday, and commem
orates the ancient tradition of the
Celestial Fire that was paid to rise
from the Tomb of Christ.
The Greek Patriarch enters the
sanctuary of the Sepulchre, the door
closes behind him, and the surging,
tossing, tumultuous multitude await
the coming of the Fire. Suddenly
out of the right-hand window in the
wall of the Sepulchre shoot flames
of fire, and in an instant every one
of the thousands ha3 produced a
candle and dashes madly forward to
light it at the Mystic Fire.
The light thus taken from the
Holy Sepulchre ia instantly carried
to all the Christian villages round
about Jerusalem, and fleet-footed
young men vie with one another in
being first to light their local shrines
with the Divine Flame. The writer
has seeu two rival runners put down
their candles and indulge in a san
guinary battle with knives and
sticks until the light of one of them
is put out. There is no joke meant
here; but each is striving desperately
to extinguish the flame of the other.
The Travel Magazine.
Judge Pritchard Now for Prohibition.
The Blibical Recorder prints the
following message from United
States Judge and ex-Senatar Pritch
ard, addressed by him to the pro
hibition convention in Raleigh last
month, but not delivered:
"I think that the convention
should take a decided stand in
favor of absolute pohibition in every
county in the State, anything short
of this will, in my judgment, prove
disasferous to the cause which we
all love so deadly. I am opposed to
dispensaries or other expedients
which are intended as a compromise
with the liquor traffic. The adop
tion of such measures tends to
strengthen rather than weaken the
cause of those who are in favor of
the minufacture and sale of spirit
This is not nearly so strange as it
would be if Judge Pritchard pro
fessed to 1 e a Democrat.
A bill passed the Senate last
week to protect deer, pheasants and
grouse in certain counties in JNortn
Carolina, these being Chatham,
Davidson, Guilford, Montgomery,
Richmond, Scotland, Stanley, tor
syth, Rockingham, Surry, Stackes,
Watauga, Ashe, Yadkin, Wilkes and
flioore. one nunurea ana nny
Minnesota deer will be turned lose
in these counties and thousands of
pheasants and grouse.
A patent has been issued to Mr
C. R. Trailer, of Winston-Salem, on
his automatic switch operating ma'
chine invented a year or more ago
lss It y land and Sea.
The unprecedented number of
railway wrecks had further confirmed
the prevalent opinion that the acci
dents by sea are far less numerous
than those by land, but recenc oc
currences seem to indicate that the
horrors in the loss of life, both by
land and sea, are fearful. It was
only a few months ago that there
was a series of wrecks on the Sour',
ern and li & O railroads. On Feb'y
12th, the steamer Larchment went
down off Black Island, and nearly
one hundred people travelling from
New York to Boston sank to the
bottom of the sea. Only three days
later, a train on one of the finest
roads in the world in the suburbs of
New York city, had a wreck which
sent scores to their doom in the
twinkling of an eye. In just five
days after this on Feb'y 21st. the
Channel Steamer Berlin hurrying
along went to pieces a fe hundred
feet from land, and only 15 out of
143 ill-fated passeng rs were saved.
Is this daily butchery to go oni'
Is the Angel of Death like the Angel
of the Last Judgment with "one
foot upon the land and the other
upon the se t"' to destroy the people in
these terrors both on land anil sea,
or will the peopl" demand more care
Frank Short completed h.s seven
year term iu the South Carolina
penitentiary Friday. When re
leased he was immediately arrested
and returned to Noi :h Carol i mi
charged with robbing the post-oHice
at, Plymouth, Washington county
J Defend the nn es.
The Wise will have Ready
Gripe Knckers, 25c.
At all druggists or mailed
GREENSBORO, N. C.
Notices Inserted under trtls head at one
cent a word each Insertion.
Full stock uf new 'Pompadour1 massage
cream, perfume, and toilet water. Some-
thingnew ami line. Asheboro Drug ( O.
If in need of n good, cheap power, remem-
1t that we sell the INTERNATIONAL
ASOLISE ENGINE IWt fail to see us
aieURAin-KEDDlM; HDWE. CO.
Call and see our new Easter iind Souvenir
postal cards. Asheboro 1 rug Co.
If iu need of a steam outfit, remember we
handle the A. B. FAKQUAR line, the best
oh earth. McCrary-Redding lldw. Co.
We have some buggies on hand that we
will sell at the old price. Call to see us be
fore they are gone.
jirURAK i -hKDDINO HDWE. CO.
All the new March magazines can lie had
a t t he Ashelioro Drug Co,
WANTED STAVES Hiirhest cash nricts
paid for all kinds of staves lor Norfolk mar
t. Apply to fc. A Hammer, Ashelioro. N C.
Notice is hereby given that application will
lie made to the present General Assembly of
North Carolina to amend the cbartvr of the
town of Asheboro with reference to the meth
od of working the streets and oilier public
mprovemcnts and to authorize the town
commissioners to reipiire adjacent property
owners to put dawn concrete or oilier side
walks where permanent street improvements
hnve lieen made.
.Ian. 30, 1907.
XI. C. Jones has this dav entered the ft J
lowine land in Randolph County to wit: A
tract of "U acres more or less ot land in
Cedar Orove Township, Randolph County,
N. C, on the waters of Haw ISranch adjoin
ing the lands ol uamel ixwe, ft. A.cottrane,
Daniel Linthicum and others, for which
without objection filed within thirty days
from this date, he will ask for a warrant of
survey to the County Surveyor of Randolph
J. 1 Bom in iiis,
This Feb. IS 11)07.
By virtue of an order of Mile granted by the
superior uiunni iuiuuuii vimiiiy on me pell
lion O! w. M. neuve ukivmisi, jessu mix ce ill.
shall nt the courthouse Moor ill A-helmro hit 1
o'clock M. on the 30th day of March 1M07, the
following Real Khite, t-wit : A tract of land In
Richland township, in 'said county adjoining
the ninasoi h. a. Aiiinnni ami tuner iHiiiniiei
a follows to-wit; Beginninir at a white oak .1. V.
Cox s corner by a', small branch and running
Smith is; ennuis ana ai nuns to a post oak n
in his line: thence west 7 chains and Si links to
a pit oak - thence nortn SI chains and sixty link!
to a line ; thence east on said Cox' s line to the be.
ginnin?, containing HS acres more or less,
T.iis A'th day of February 11)07.
.KiHN T. BK1TTA1N, Comr.
Is your baby thin, weak,, fretful ?
Scott's Emulsion is Cod Liver Oil
and Hypophosphites prepared so that it is
easily digested by little folks.
Consequently the baby that is fed on
Scott's Emulsion is a sturdy, rosy
cheeked little fellow full of health and vigor..
Randoipli Hardware Coy
We want our" friends and prospective custom
ers to know that G. W. Elliott & Co.. has added a
tirst-class Hardware Store, with full, line, all new,
no old rusty stock, but everything bought right
from the manufacturer.
We will exchange anything in our line for
country produce through the well-known tirni of
G. W. Elliott & Co. at highest market price. We
invite you to call and inspect our stock whether
you purchase or not. Your needs are our aims.
We. keep what you want.
RANDOLPH HARDWARE CO..
Opposite G. W. Elliott's New Store.
Randleman. N. C.
Furniture and Undertaker.
I am now carrying a complete line of all kinds of house
furnishing goods such as
Room Suites from $1 1.00 to $100.00, Iron Beds. Wardrobes,
Chiffoniers. Sideboards, Odd Dressers, Safes and Kitchen
1 abinets, Hall and Wall Racks. Chairs and Dining
Chairs. Tables, Center Tables, Clocks and
A complete line of Bed Clothing, atting, Carpet, Druggets
Rugs, Window Curtains and Shades; also an up-to-date line
of undertaker's goods such as Coffins, Caskets and robes.
See me before buying when in need of any thing in my line.
0. R. FOX,
50?. AND $I.OO.
For comfortable, satisfac
tory wear there is nothing
so good as Bull Vog Sus.
pendens, that Rive with
every move. Have more
rubber, better parts and
greater service than any
other suspender nu.de
Try pair. Homy
li aot satisfactory
Made for man and
youth hi regular or
extra lengths, light,
heavy or extra
CO cents n all Dealers,
or by niu;l. postpaid
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Asheboro, ... N. C