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The courier. (Asheboro, N.C.) 1906-1937, March 07, 1907, Image 1

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"I GOUR Uht COCKIER X5he COURIER LMda inlBoth News and Circulation. Advertising Column Bring Results. RTF EM. eswd Weekly. PRINCIPLES, NOT MEN. $1.00 Per Year 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 was defeated. 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 rates. 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 Observer. 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 shij s. 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 ent conditions. -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 second reading. 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 the senate. Bills introduced in the House Monday were: 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. Wood. The bill allowing Asheboro to vote bonds passed final reading Mon day nigh. . 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 county. Honor Roll For February. FIKST GBAXtE 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 BECOSD GRADE 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 FOL'RTII OEAllE Annie Davis, Gertrude Free, Lillian Hendricks, Edith Hunsucker, Fannie Newl y, Everett Newby, Fred Styres, Ben Allen. HFT1I GBADK Mildred Burkhead. Janette Di kens, Blanch Miller, Henry Rush. SIXTH GRADE Virginia Dickeiw, May Bird, Enolie Pres ni.ll, Farla Spoon, -Allie Spoon, Lizzie Wins low, Windom Alien. 8KVENTO GRAIJF. 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. Daniel Sha.p. SERIOUSLY INJURED. 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 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 can Mechanics. 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 with 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 other day. 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 Yet Named. 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. Shaw's successor. 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 Sunday. 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 lmpiovmg. Mrs. Kobe. Beamon, living three miles in the countrv, died Suudav and was buried .Monday at Mt. Olive church. (.'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 .Monday. 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 town. 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 Wade. 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. 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 Tuesday afternoon. 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 to attend. J. M. Way, W. M field open for all kinds of diversified industries; 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. BUSINESS THRIFT. Asheboro Manufactories In Prosper ous Condition. 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 their trade. -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 ed. 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 CO"uties. 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

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