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VOL XXXil. ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, -MARCH 7, 1907. No 10.
NEWS FROM RALEIGH
Closing Week In Legislative H&lls.
HXS PROVOKE HEATED DIS-CUSSIQN-
!PreiloiM ol "Interest to Randolph and
neighboring Counties igraion
nd Railroad Kate tttUa.
Go?. Glenn sent a message to the
'General Assembly ou Friday of liwt
week calling attention to the prom
ises of the Democratic party made
in its-state platform, to -materially
and substantially reduce passenger
rates and freight rates as well as
telephone rates a ad rentals, to pass
such laws us seemed best to stop un
just discrimination against rail mad
in North Carolina in favor of other
points, and to enlarge the .powers
of the corporation commission. The
Governor calls arteutiou to th fact
that a number of these- things havo
beeu remedied ami the platform
promises curried our,," rl. al-to c.tLs
attention to the f.iet t i t insurance
companies ouht tv r-j u.v.l t
invest or deposit a eeiuin --r cenc
of their eiii'ni.ijfs -ii tr St i e w'n. -
they are dosnsr businrtw and nut
allowed t) carry owr $vi,o00.000
each year out of N-rtfe Caro.ini.
lie also recommended that the leg
islature take up the question of
salaries, s tat ti ivg at tlis employes,
. then the clerks, then coming up to
the higher oftViaU, for with the
cost of living iucrea&ed ms it is de-
daring that tbey could not live on
what they new receive, mid he de
clared that the people wwld ap
prove their action if an increase in
these salaries were made.
. The Conference committee irf the
General Assembly on last Vriday
agreed to a substitute bill in
spirit of .mutual concession, fixing
a Hat passenger rate of 2-1-4 over
ail roads in Korth Carolina with W
miles of itrack and more. A bill in
accordance with this provision mm
Approved by the .Joint committee
And was considered iby the House
And Senate. Friday night after a
discussion the Senate adapted the
bill which etiua wakes it a Jaw.
On Friday night of b it. week the
House passed the autf-trust bill s
reported by eoauaittje, by a vote
of 81 to 5, a substitute Xt. Man
ning, was -voted dwa. Practically
ll the Democrats in ta-; legislature
voted for it and practically all the
Republicans present voted agtinst
it. The bill as pawed the liiuso
is a slap at the American Tobacco
Co., and it was declared by Mr.
Manning .and othcis lhat it would
ran the American Tobacco Co, out
of the state.
The Wilkes County Iliidg-.- bill
Up to the present, time the 'egis
lature has aot passed any wild ur
erratic measures. It is cru t that
wild and far-reaching measures have
been introduced, and there are mem
bers who have advocated 'nest
measures. It is said that lion. E. J.
Justice, the Speaker of the House
.who is brilliant and ambitious, has
a wonderful influence, over the mem
bers of the House, and that his in
fluence, instead of decreasing has
grown. It is said that Gov. Glenn
has changed the opinions of a life
time, and is now in sympathy with
Mr. Justice, Mr. Daniels, Judge
dark, Congressman Kitchen and
others. It is an open secret that
Mr. Justice is a candidate- for At
torney General. Some say that the
' all health of Attorney General Gil
mer will cause him to resign in the
near future and 'that Gov. Gtenu
intends to appoint J ustice as his
successor. There may be nothing
in these rumors, but still they are
circulated in the state and are talk
ed a great deal, especially iu Raleigh.
Practically all the Democrats in
both Houses supported the bill re
ducing railroad and passenger fares.
The bill goes into effect after July
lit. On Saturday the Senate pass
ed the freight rate bill which in-
' tended to stop the discrimination
agaiuxc North Carolina in favor of
other states and make it possible
for shippers living ia the west to
ship to the east aud vice versa. Un
der present rates great enterprises
locate in Virginia instead of in this
state. In some instances the rates
are more than doubled against
North Carolina making it impossi
ble for merchants in this State, to
compete with other etates.x
Many letters giving statistics
weie read giving startling fuct.
about discrimination against North
Carolina, resulting in keeping many
enterprises away which would locate
heie, but for the excessive freight
Judge B. B. Winborue on last
Saturday arose ia the House to a
question of personal privilege.
The Times had charged that the
conference committee en railroad
raes had allowed Josephus Dan
iels, of the News and Observer, ,to
have the committee include all roads
over sixty miles long in the two and
a quarter cent rate just to revenge
himself ou 11. A. Page, of the Page
railroad, for attacks Mr. Page had
made on the editor f the News and
Mr. Wiubirne fcd in a personal
privilege statement on Friday, brand
ed this false, and declared that if
the editor of the ?'uia Tim"S was
a gentle man aud had any inan
nood he would retract this as a false
statement. This afternoon the
Evening Tine- hud leiterati-d the
diary' 6 and ''iiVi,"d no apology.
l'he c'lare was- Il?-e aud " libelous,
aud t needier off lit? Tims had
failed u d ihe part if an honor-
allle getUil-UlUU. He would brand
hi in as -in uii'j'iii.tii-u tradiic-sr "f
m ivaie i-'i:rscU r, Ik only to associ
ate W Ktl lion ji( .-t ri .o it llai.le,
tiid nor wri iiy of h consideration
ili'e a toed frog.
He (!l deitUd that olie II. E C.
Bryant had -nf charges .similar to
tti.ise published iu ihe. Time to the
Charloite' Ob-ei wr mid if that was
the fii the uuuie denunciation he
applied to tne editor of the Times
he won I1 apply to Mr. Biyaut.
The appr priatiou committee on
Saturday determned to raise no
a)ai.ifs f Statf. officeis and to put
Slate luurn.-e commissioners on
salary of $3000 a year, last year his
fees werH 6000. There is to be a
alight iuoreawe in the salaries of
clerks mod laborers engaged in work
for the tie.. The legislature is
heeding the voice of the people oy
giving aiillious for education, for
the insane and sConfederates, bat
not one cvttit 'more for public
A bill has ' bees introduced to
ameud the charter of the Kandolph
and Catulierland Raiiooad.
Col. Wood has introduced a bill
to require nod resident hnnters to
piocure liceuse from clerk of court
before hunting in liandolph.
Senator Blir has introduced a
bill to give cotninUftiouers of Mont
gomery authority to build bridge
acios L'tile Kiver.
Mr. fousnee nua lDtroduced a
bill to extend corporate limits of
the town of Liberty.
Col. Wool has introduced a bill
to provide for improving side walks
of Abheboro. Also a bill to pro
vide tor aiy township in Kandolph
to vote o having special tax for
pmd mad when two fifths of the.
qualified voters petition for it and
j.iovide for such townships to use
tm money at collected for improv
ing the public rods in such town
iir. Wood has introduced another
bill piovidiug" lhat any township in
Uandtdph may npon the j e til ion of
tnu majority ot tne qualified voters
or sucn townships change tee pres
ent methods of working tne pub
lic roads in such townships from
six days to four days or upon the
payment of threj dollars and all per
sons over 1 8 an I u.der 45 years be re
leased from working the pnblic
roads. The bill provides that town
ships adopting this method are to
have a road commission of three
members and a road superintendent.
This law is in force on more than
half of the counties in the State and
in our opinion is the best possible
law our people can have with pre
-Mr. Wood has also introduced a
number of other bills, a synopsis of
all will be given in this column
when we can find pace.
The flat passenger rate of two
and one fourth cents as reported by
the conference committee of the
two houses was enacted by both
houses on Saturday. This is a re
duction of from tnree fourths to one
cent on passenger rates and meets
the popular demanus., It applies to
all roads having sixty miles of
trackage in the State. It includes
the Asheboro and Aberdeen and
the Raleigh and South Port.'
Monday at Raleigh. '
Mondav's sessions of Legislature
were tilled witn heated discussions,
principally on the Immigration bill
which appropriated for five years
the sum of $5,000 anautlly from
funds of agiicnltnral department
and eqnal sum from s a'e treasury,
$10,000 in all, to inducing desirable'
immigrants to North Carolina. An
amendment was offered exempting'
various counties from Sec. 5, which
provides that effort te obtain immi
grants shall be confined to Canada,
the United States and other nations'
of Kaxon. Celtic or Teutonic oricin !
and the committee amendment ex
empts many eastern counties from l
the operation of that provision, so .
tnese can secure immigrants ironi 1
Italy or elsewhere. I
It was said the farmers of North
Carolina was clamoring for laborers, J
there being a g'eat aud growing
disposition among youLg men to
leave the farm aud go to the cities: .
where many of them become leading j
business and professional men. The ,
time has come when the State should 1
turu to other countries to eeeu e
new citizen?; and the effort along
this iiue by this Legislature is o..e'
of the iii(S5 importait uiatteis
of the time. tilitir and Turner
ufie'rtd atneuilm -nt except,iN Mont- j
ornery, Camden and Currituck fnnn
section 3. Gner of Columbus, the!
largest strawberry niaiket in the!
world, spoke in support of the hill,!
.-awiig ;t was iuipos&ihle to obtain j
eiv'Uli Is!. or, and advocated teej
exemption covered by the amend
ments, suu'ig 1 1 a ian Ltb ir had been,
Uied in the east and was entirely'
iaiisrautory ana arguea mat people
from northern Europe could not
become hucliniated to eastern
North Carolina, this having ben
tried, and failed aud that if the ex
emptions are not permitted, the east
woo Id" not be benefitted by the bill.
The bill with amendments passed
The child labor bill providing
that no child under 14 shall work
in a factory between 8 a. m. and &
p. sa also passed second leading in
Bills introduced in the House
Allow Randolph county to issue
bonds for Trinity township and Ifcfy
special tax. Wood.
Allow Randolph county yo levy
special tar for courthouse and jail.
The bill allowing Asheboro to
vote bonds passed final reading Mon
. The following bills become laws:
. To give power to build and oper
ate au electiic or steam road railway
on the Jefferaou & Wilkesboro Turn
pike built by -the State.
incorporating Vass, Moore county.
Incorporating Broadway, Moore
Honor Roll For February.
Uuzel Kivett, James Burns, John Bri'tain,
Laciie Ward, Pearl ' ay, Lena Williams.
Uusta Humble, Edith Betts, Eunice Bulla,
Alva Betts, Kuth Cox, Garret Allen, Howard
Dickens, Hazel Spoon
Mauil Paisley, Ernest Spencer, Clyde Cox,
Urolie Williams, Nettie Newby. Simon Fox,
Joe Hendricks, Lila Slack, Ruth UcFheraon,
Lara Jones, Bertie Kivett
THIRD CHADS .
Clara Presnel), John Flumruer, Nannie
Pluramer, Fred Plummer, Harvey Rogeis,
Rilla Spoon, Kate Tucker
Annie Davis, Gertrude Free, Lillian
Hendricks, Edith Hunsucker, Fannie Newl y,
Everett Newby, Fred Styres, Ben Allen.
Mildred Burkhead. Janette Di kens,
Blanch Miller, Henry Rush.
Virginia Dickeiw, May Bird, Enolie Pres
ni.ll, Farla Spoon, -Allie Spoon, Lizzie Wins
low, Windom Alien.
Bertha Cox. Blanche Cox, Isley Cox, Mag
gie Davis, Annie Fox, Cora Redding,
Lynette Swain, JameH Swain.
EK1I1TH GRADE 1
Mautlo Dicken, May Dickens, Lela Hall,
Lollie Jones, Mada Bulla, James Davis,
Wayland Hayes, Cone Ridg, Everett Wins
low, Robah Uetts.
Son of Mr. and irsy Fox tiea Near
Vi ath'a Door.
Frank Fox, the 12-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Fox, was seized
rith an epileptic fit while sitting on
a horse in front of his father's store
en Worth Street Saturday afternoon.
He fell to the ground, striking his
head ou the cuibn.g, inflicting a ser
ious wound just above his right eye.
The boy has never recovered cou
sciousn fs and now lies at his fath-
i's homp in it v. r- critical condition.
1. la fai u t:.. tue injury will
prove fatal. He also has a "bruise
on his side where it is thought he
was mashed under the horses hoofs.
TRAGEDY AT FAYETTEVLLLE.
Negro Proprietor of Blind Tiger Kills
tMfir.ers While Searching Houxe.
Policeman Owen Lockamy was
shot and instantly killed; Chief of
Police Ai Chason was moi tally
wounded, and Policeman Fred Buck
ingham was dangerously wonuded
by Tom Walker, a desperate negro,
in the outskirts of Fayetteville,
near Cioss Creek cemetery Satur
day night betweeu 7 and 8
o'clock. The officers had gone to
quell a dis urbauce at a house, and
to make a search for whiskey as the
common report was that Walker ran
a bliud tiger. While the nieu were
iu the house making the search, it
is the repoit that he ran but in the
yard and under the cover of dark
ness emptied the chambeis if one or
more revolvers into the officers,
Policeman Lockamy fulling dead at
the first shot. The negro then
made his esc-ipe, hit w.is ciptured
at an early hour Sunday a: Raleigh .
He will he kept in the penitentiary
for safe keeping until in run gemellus
n:e made for his trial, which is, to be
just i .-e-ily ha posibie.
To tli a end G v. Glenn savs l.t
is reuly ai.d -fusions to call a rpee
i il term i.f the Superior Court when
ever the F.iyetfeville authorities de
cire it for tue ".rial of Walker.
Murdered Officer's Funeral
Fajttteville, March 5. The ver
dict of the inquest. ower the body of
Policeman Lockamy was that he
came to his death by a pistol-shot
o md inflicted by one Tom Walker.
The dead policeman was buried
yesterday afternoon from the Epis
copil church of St. Phillip the
Apostle in East Fayetteville, attend
ed by an immense concourse ot
friends and the officials of the city
and the Junior Order United A nun
At last aeortonts from the hospit
al it w8 started that there was
uothing to give ont for . publication
except that both wounded officers,
(mason aud Buckingham, are still
in a critical condition.
BANK AT SILER CITY.
E. B. Parka la Cashier Bfgtu Business
The Siler City Grit contains an
account of the organization of the
Siler City Loan & Treat Company
O. A. Hanner is president ice
president, Lee S. Edwards; and E
B. Parks, cashier.
The capital stock of $15,000 is
paid in and the company will open
its doors for business as early after
March 1st as possible.
E. B. Parks, the cashier, is well
known in this county and is a young
man of sterling character. He is a
son of J. R. Parks, who until a few
years ago lived at Cape. For years
he was in the employ of the Ran
dolph Mfg. Co., of Franklinville.
For several years he has held ft' po
sition as book keeper with a
Greensboro Trust Company.
MALL ROUTES THREATENFD.
Department Say Routes Xos. I and 2 are
w- t Far Below Requirements.
The postmistress at Asheboro has
received a letter from the depart
ment, at Washington calling his at
tention to the condition of Rural
Mail routes from Asheboro. Tbo
department says Routes No 1 ana
No 2 are far balow the requirements
in ex e it of putr jrage and amount of
mail handled, and many families on
the mute do not take advantage of
the service. The letter states that
unless more interest is manifested
and the amount of mail handled
materially increased the service
will be changed from daily to every
Mrs. McCain is required to give
a repoit to the department June 1st,
giving the condition of the route
from now until June 1st.
MILLB0RO CHAIR CO.
Mr. Shaw Has Resigned Suceersor not
Mr. Shaw, secretary and treasurer
of the Millboro Chair Co.. has re.
sig' ed to devote hit whole time to
the interests of the Randleman
Chair Company. For some time
Shaw has had charge of both plants,
but the business of both concerns
has reached such proportions as to
demand independent management.
Mr.. J. W. Pugh, president of the
Millboro Company was in Asheboro
Monday and stated that the Com
pany had cot jet determined on Mr.
NEWS NOTES FROM TROY.
Interesting Happenings From Mont
gomeryBook Clnb Meeting.
Troy, March 5. Nathau Russell
died Saturday of pneumonia and
was buried in the baptist cemetery
Miss bola Allen ana .Mrs. j.
Reece Blairretnrned from Baltimore
Wednesday. Mrs. Blair stoiped
over in Raleigh with her husband,
the Senator from this district.
Martin Sed berry died Sunday at
his home at Pekin. He had bpen
in feeble health for several vears.
Sheriff Rush, who has been sick
with lagrippe for several weeks is
Mrs. Kobe. Beamon, living three
miles in the countrv, died Suudav
and was buried .Monday at Mt.
(.'has. .Miller and Lum Batten, of
Biscoe, speint Sunday in town.
Mrs. W. II. Watkins Jr., of R.un-
stur, is finding the week with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Bru
ton. Mesrs. V. I. Cochrane and C.
L. Cox. of Mt. (ii'end, were in town
Dr. Shamburfrer, of Star, was a
vi.-iror in toivn Monday.
J. C. Brciton, who is operating a
croesarni business at Fayetteville,
spent Sunday wi:h his family in
The Trojan Book Club met on
Saturday witn Miss Carrie Lilly
at the home of Mrs. Eldridge Park
er. The program for the afternoon
was very interesting.
Maidenhood Reading "Mis3 Bon
Origin of Montgomery County
Miss Hester Allen.
Music Miss Bruton.
Selected Quotation The Club.
The social hour followed during
which the hostess served ices.
DEATH OF A YOUNG LADY.
Miss Mary Gardner Passed Away In
Greensboro, March 5. Miss Mary
Gardner, a bright and lovely young
womau, not yet out of her teens,
died at nine o'clock Monday morn
ins: at the home of her cousin, Mr.
Leon J. Brandt. Miss Gardner's
home was near Carbonton-in Moore
county, and she came here several
weeks ago to visit her cousin, Mi68
Ellen Brandt. About two weeks
ago she became ill and'eerebro spinal
meningitis soon developed in such
form that her young life was de
spaired of. Her father and mother,
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Gardner,
were with her when she died.
The remains were taken to Fay
etteville, where the funeral was held
and interment made at four o'clock
DEATH AT BISCOE.
Mrs. 0'Q.ulnn was Highly Esteemed
Locky Monroe Dead.
Biscoe, March 5 Mrs. S. A.
O'Quinn died at the home of her
son, Wr. W. H. O'Quinn, at Biscoe,
N. C, early Monday morning, and
was buried at tha cemetery near the
Isaac Smith place Tuesday. Mrs.
O'Quinn was a highly respected
widow lady, and leaves two sons,
Mr. W. H. O'Quinn, of Biscoe, with
whom she had lived for several
years, and John O'Quinn, of Ral
eigh. Mr. Locky Monroe, a highly re
epected old gentleman of Bensalem,
Moore county, died SundayJ and was
interred at Bensalem Church Mon
day, March 4th.
Mr. Itray Buys Mining Property.
The Lala mining property at
Thoma8ville was sold at public auc
tion yesterday and was bid off by
C. A. Bray, of Greensboro, the pur
chase price being $28.75 per acre.
The property contains seventy acies.
There will be a special coramuni
cation of Balfour Lodge, No. 188,
A. F. & A. M. next Friday night.
Degree work. Members are urged
J. M. Way, W. M
field open for all kinds of diversified
The movement to imnrove Ashe-
boro'n streets is well uader way; our
new Graded school building is now
nearing completion and with
refined citizenship, churches and
schools, and enterprises to give
employment to those desiring it,
Asheboro is an ideal hone town
Our climate is equal to any section
in tne citate.
Asheboro Manufactories In Prosper
ROLLER MILLS, WOOD WORK
ING PLANTS AND FOUNDRY.
Yet There I Room for New and liverI
II ed Industries Home of Our Needs
Good Locations Available.
Ashebro manufactories are in a
most prosperous condition. This
is the conclusion from facts gather
ed by the reporter by a vieit to many
of our manufacturing concerns dur
ing the past week.
The Home Building a id Material
Company, of which V. J. Miller is
president and Arthur Ross is secre
tary, has since the first of the year
added new machinery and thus in
creased its capacity and facilities
for turning out doois, sish. bliuds,
in fact all kinds of bnildiug ma
terial. 1 heir patronage not only
cover this immediate s-eerion, but
lots of business. Is done abroad.
Their product is executed !y skilled
workmen and the busims.s of the
company is given the constant and
personal attention of Mr. Ross, the
energetic manager. Last year the '
volume of business done paid a
handsome dividend ai.d this year the
prospect is even greater.
The Asheboro Wheelbarrow & Mfg
Co is another of Asheboro's suc
cessful enterprises. This company ,
is improving its equipment from
time to time and besides the foun
dry and fepair shop, manufactures
all kinds of Jwooden and steel
barrows of be6t grade and have re
cently 'nsUlled machinery for mak
ing bandies of all kinds.
The oh air factories and furniture
factories all had good years, and
several of them have added new ma
chinery to meet the demands of
-The roller mills are doing the
best business in their history. The
Asheboro aud the Ciown mills are
both equipped with the latest im
proved machinery, and last month,
the Crown Milling booked over $15,
000 of orders and collected au
amount almost equal. This bt cks
us np in our statement that our
mills are the most prosperous iu the
Btate when the capf jtj is consider
In speaking of the business, otter
of the mill men remarked that his
only regret is that he is compelled
to buy all his grain from foreigu
markets and therefore the ueoule
of the county do not recehe full
benefits from his null. He Miffmsta
that our farmers, who have unriv
aled agricultural advantages dt.yofe"
more time and thought to t he cul-:i
v .tion or jrram, and thus keep
thousands of doliars in tha county'
now going west for grain. Iu as
much as the best timber hat tneu
cut in this section, the probability
is that our farmers, who have beeu
devoting most of their time to lim
ber, will now cultivate the laud
which would mean thousands of
dollars to this and surrounding
Asheboro's mercantile enterprises
are at the top of the ladder of success.
We cannot go into details with each
but their alertness in presenting the
latest and best for each season has
made Asheboro a recognized shop
ping point iu this section. Two
wholesale groceiy stores, tbeLexing
tou Grocery Company, which has
operated a branch here three years,
and the Asheboro Grocery Company,
established last tall, are both in a
most healthy condition. E. H.
Younts, local manager of the Lex
ington, and Messrs. C. T. Loflin
and H. T. Caveness, of the Asheboro
company are energetically and suc
cessfully pushing their lines.
The department stores, dry goods
stores, the hardware, implement and
grocery stores aud others carrying a
general merchandise stock, conduct
ed by wide awake business men are
quietly contributing to the upbuild
ing of the town.
Aislu io o needs much more, how
ever, before she acquires her merited
pobitiou db the commercial centre of
the best agricultural and manufac
turing tecuon of the state.
Knitting mills and factoii a for -making
hosiery, underwear, pants,
and overalls, would be found a pay
ing business here, and onrv business
men are in a positiou to offerjnduce
nients to persons desiring to make
ihis adventure. Several projects
that will men much for the success
of the town are now being considered
buttheieis room fr. and a good