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VOL XXXII. ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 1907. No"
Young Man Kills Brother In Fit Of
VICTIM ABUSED CHILD UNDER
Alter Firing Fatal Hhotlat Hp (tlicr
He Turned Weapon Upon Himself
Uitli I-esn Fatal Kesults.
News was received here list Fri
day of a fatal shooting affray which
oscurred at Grassy Island, iu Mont
gomery county Thursday, March
Will Ingram, sou of Ibe Ingram,
shot and ki'led his brother Ben,
with a pistol. After the shooting
his brother, Will then shot
himself but is not dead, though he
is seriously injured.
The story ot the shooting is told
Ben was talking roughly to his
little daughter, and Will appearing
on the scene told him not to do it.
Th'y began to quarrel ad finally
Ben declared he would go home
and shoot him. Suiting his actions
toils words he went home and in a
few minutes returned with a shot
gun. Seeing Will standing in the
door at his store, about forty yards
distant he fired at him." Will quick
ly stepped back inside the store
and when he re-appeared it! was
with a 45 calibre Smith & Wesson
pistol. Shooting with a deadly
aim be killed bis brother almost
instantly, and then turning the
weapon on himself attempted to
take Lis own life.
WAS NINETY YEARS OLD.
Mr. Hammer Died at Merhanlcsvllle
Mrs. Melinda Hammer, relict of
the late Mr. Isaac Hammr, died
one day last week at the home of
her son, Mr. E. A. Hammer, Mechan
icsvilleat High Point. The remains
were interred atAbbott's Cieek, the
burial sei vice tobe conducted the
first Sunday in May, at which time
like honors will be paid to her aged
husband who preceded her to the
other world 8 years ago.
Mrs. Hammer is survived by
three sons, Messrs. A. 11. Hammer,
High Point; E. A. Hammer, Mechan
icsville; and Charles A. Hammer, of
Mrs. Hammer was a native of
Davidson county and was a Miss
Swaim. She was a woman whose
walk and life was always of the
strongly Christian type. She was
devoted and consecrated and made
and retained friends in all circles.
Her husband was a brother of the
grandfather of the editor of this
' Mr. Carr Injured In a Runaway.
Mrs. Lnla 15. Carr, was seriously
wounded in a runaway at Greens
boro Sunday afternoon. Besides
breaking her leg just above the
ankle, she was badly bruised. Mrs,
Carr is a daughter of Prof. J. M.
Bandy and formerly lived at Trini
ty. Mrs Carr is one of the State's
beat business women and highly
intellectual. Since the death of
her husband she has successlully
conducted the insurance business of
O.-W. Carr & Co., at Greensboro
ana is sole owner and proprietor.
Rev. J. R. Brook.
The Rev. John R, Brooks, a
Methodist minister, died at Wilson
Monday morning from pneumonia
He was seventy years old and had
held many important assignments
The funeral takes place tomorrow
afternoon at Reidsville.
. The deceased was a brother of W.
P. Brooks, who was fornieJv post
master at Randleman under the
Statesville, N: C, March 26.
Yesterday afternoon in -the parlor of
Hotel Iredell, E. 0. Garner and Miss
Florence Honeycnt were united in
marriage, the Kev r rank Siler of
ficiating. Mr. Garner was for some
time steward of the El wood Hotel
at High Point, but. is now 'in the
mercantile business in Randolph
county. Miss Honeycut is a native
of this county, her home being near
Miss Marion Moring left Satur
day morning for Freemont to re
sume her duties as instructor in
Interesting lOxercises at Providence
Graded SchoolOther Notes.
The rural schools of the couuty
are closing, having completed most
successful terms. The reports show
an encouraging increase both in at
tendance and efficiency of the
Friday the rroviuence graded 6chool
with Miss Pearl Chaninees as prin
cipal and Miss Mable Stuart, of
franklin vule, as assistant, closed
with an excellent program.
Piof. Frank H. Curtis, superin
tendent of the Burlington Graded
School, deliveied the address. His
subject was "the value of an edu
cation" uud his effort was earnest
and well received. Nearly a thou
sand people heard the ddre3s which
greatly stimulated the cause of edu
cation in that section. The pro
gram by the pupils, consisting of
recitations and declamations, and
music did creiit to the participants.
The trustees awarded four prizes for
the Lest ucitatious and declamations
which were presented by County
Superintendent J. M. Way. Mi3S
Alleue White and Mihs Winnie Jul.
ian were awarded the lecitors prizes
and James Beeson aiid Hobart Neece
the declatners prizes. Herr Roy and
a companion, of the West Market
M. E. '"r-urch choir of Greensboro
furniebed the music.
Mt. Pleasant school in Taberna
cle, closed Friday night with appro
priate exercises. Prof. Lewallen
Farlow was piincipal.
A large crowd attended the clos
ing exercises of Poplar Ridge
school Saturday .night last. The
school in charge of Miss Birdie Roy
als, had a most successful term.
The Trogdon school in Brower
Township taught by Miss Evelyn
Moffitt, will close Friday of this
Work llegun Last WeekA Credit to
The Atlas Construction Co., of
High Point, has a large force of
hands at work putting down the
granolite pavement on Depot Street.
The pavement is of crushed granite
and ceneut, and is a credit to our
town. It is hoped that this work
will be carried on in our midst un
til we shall hve pavements over
all the principal streets. It is
learned that the sidewalks on the
east side of South Fayetteville St.,
from Depot to Academy streets, will
be graded by the town, and that the
property owners will place this pave
It is a matter of congratulation
that Aebeboro has such an enterpris
ing, pnblic spirited citizenship, and
that they are without hesitation
joining in the work of town im
provement. Nothing will more rap
idly promote the interests of the
town, and nothing will so enhance
the value of real estate, as good
streets and side walks. Asheboro
has grown steadily for the past five
years and the hearty co-operation of
the citizens in permaneut improve
ment work will produce even greater
development during the next five
GANG INTERNATIONAL IN ITS
One Hundred and Twenty-five Pieces
of Mail Stolen From Pouch Which
Left New York City ou January
11, Say Authorities.
Paris, JMarch 25. The man
named Butloss, arrested here recent
ly with $42,000 American securities
in his possession under the suspic
ion that he was an accomplice of
the thieves who stole a mail t
onntninincr fthnnt flftfl nn tVio
fFrench line steamer La Providence,
which arrived at Havre Maich 6
from New York, has made a con
fession, implicating a gang of inter
national robbers as the result of
which other arrests are expected im
Revenue Office Leaves Asheville,
The Fifth district internal revenue
office, for fifteen years located in
Asheville, will be removed shortly to
Statesville, the hrtne of Collector
Georgd H. Brown.
An order to this elect was made
at Washington by Commissioner of
Internal Revenue lerks Drlday.
It is announced that a revenue
stamp office will be opened at ABhe-
rville similar to present office in
Statesville, and one clerk will remain
MR. JUSTICE ON
Speaker's Views as to What the
ACCOMPLISHED MORE GOOD
THAN ANY OTHER.
There Wan ftint In Ills Opinion the
Mlglilrht Danger of Any Crazy or
Wild Law Ueing iamied--l)lcuiise
(lie Panitenger and Freight Rale lllll
and the Autl-Truat Rill
The Greensboro Telegram i has
ob;uined from Speaker E. J. Justice
the following statement of his
views as to what was accomplinhed
by the recent Legislature in which
he was so notable a figure:
While there were a majority of
the members of the Senate, who were
notinaccoid with my views as to
whjt the Democratic: party stauus
for and what Democratic principles
are, yet ou more than one occasion,
under streess of circumstances, they
voted with the people s against the
special interest of the favored few,
and tne net result of the action of
this Legislatuie, is a source of great
gratification. I believe that more
good has been accomplished bv thi
Legislature just adjourned tha'n by
any other wnich I have been a mem
ber of, and indeed by any. other
that has been held siuce I have
known anything about public life.
Not only is this true because the
freight rates and passenger rates
have been reduced, and the power
of the Corporation Commission has
been enlarged and the insane of the
State and the schools have been
taken care of, and the pensions of
the old 6oldiers have been increased,
but the lines between those who
called themselvea Democrats but
yet voted with the special interests
and for the favored few, and those
who believe that the Democratic
platforms mean what they said,
have been more clearly drawn than
ever before, and it has been demon
strated that the former class is in
NO CRAZY LEGISLATION'.
"Of course there was not the
slightest danger of any crazy or
wild legislation being enacted into
law. Very few people in the State
apprehended that there was danger
of this kind. Quite a number pre
tended they apprehended and feared
it because of the effect they hoped to
have on others by charging it, and
not because of any real fear. Few
unjust or extreme measures were
even introduced, and none were re
ported favorably by the committees
in either House, so far as I know.
The railroad and trust lobbyists
have hollered wolf as long as" the
people will listen to them, and they
will have difficulty in giving the
'When the passenger rate bill
was up, the Senate, after weeke of
labor passed a bill which was utterly
worthless, and within twenty-four
hours after it was passed those who
supported most strenuously attempt
ed to recall it. Fortunately the con
ference committee on the part of
the Senate, as well as on the part of
the House, stood for real and sub
stantial reduction, and when the re
port came in and senators bad to
vote aye or no upon the rate bill,
and were cut off from amendments,
it was pleasing to see those who had
so strenuously opposed a 2 1-4 cent
rate, vote in the affirmative. I pre
dict that those very senators will be
referring to their vote on this meas
ure with pride before two years have
'The freight rute bill'Jpaased the
Senate after an hour and a half's
discussion, and it would therefore,
be surprising if many senators knew
the extent of the reduction provided
for by this bill. It came to the
House and was on the House calen
dar when the House bill was sent
to the Senate, so that the Senate
was in the position of having to
pass the House bill or their bill
would be passed in the House. The
House bill did not reduce freight
rates quite as much as I felt should
be done, but the reduction was 15
per cent on all freight charges be
tween two points on the roads of
different companies, that is to say,
the present rates are the combina
tion of the locals less 10 per cent,
and under the House bill the rates
will be the combination of the locals
less 25 per cent.
"As to the anti-trust bill, it has
several very desirable provisions in
it. Under its terms a trust cannot
destroy a competitor in business by
underselling him for the purpose of
destroying him. The important
feature which should have become
a part of the law is the rrovision to
make it unlawful to combine to put
down or prevent the increase in the
price of what the parties to the com
bination expert to buy. Every
trust that is organized and success
fully carried ou, must of necessity,
by an agreement to dj so, depress the
price of what it buys. The law a
gi'.ins; this practice prevents organ
izations and associations of persons
and corporations from encasing in
ihe practice of the trust robbing
those ft om whom they buy the raw
products, jind it punishes those trusts
which have already effected such
oigani itions. The chief argument
against this section of the bill was
that it would drive the American
Tobacco Company out of the State.
Auother way of stating the same
thing is to say that unless the Amer
ican Tobacco Company can effect a
combination with purchasers of
tobacco aud keep the price of leaf
tobacco down, it will leave the State.
In my opinion, it will do no such
thing, but if it will, then we had
better have independent factories
and competition among the buyers
than to have the American Tobacco
Company here robbing the farmers.
The Senate on three different occa
sions voted against a provision in
the law that protects the farmers
against the combination of the
American Tobacco Company and
the subsidiaiy organizations which
it represents. The section ''A"
which the Senate three times defeat
ed and the House three times de
clared for is in substance a declara
tion against any corporation or
person making any contract or en
tering into any combination, express
ed or implied, to depress or keep
down the price of any article which
such person or corporation intends
"A minority of i he Senate who
stood for substantial relief agains
the practice of the trusts were true
and loyal to the people, and as able
as the people Leed wish their repre
sentatives to be. The Republicans
in the Senate saved the day for the
trusts. They voted solidly against
sub-section "A" of the House bill
and on the last vote a change of
one vote would have caused a differ
BANK OF RAMSEUR.
Doors Will Open For Business April 10
New Bnlldlng Completed.
The new Bank at Ramseur wi 1
open its doors for business April
10th. The new building next to
the hotel, which is nicely designed,
and of brick, has just been com
pleted. It presents a handsome ap
pearance, and supplies the bank
with attractive and commodious
quarters. W. H. Wat kins, Sr., is
the president of the institution and
R. I. Smith, of Greensboro, is
Ramseur citizens are to be con
gratulated for this addition to their
thriving little town.
STATE DENTAL ASSOCIATION.
itandolph Dental Surgeon Appear on the
The 'state Dental AeBOciation will
meet at Morehead City Jane 26th
and continue through the 28th.
The official program has not been
issued though an outline Jhas been
The two members of the Associa
tion in Randolph will take part.
Dr. W. K. Hartsell, of Randlema-,
is preparing an interesting aud in
structive paper on Chemistry. Dr.
D. K. Lockhart, of Asheboro, will
give a clinic on bridge work.
Both Dr. Lock hat and Dr. Hart
sell will attend.
Race Trouble In Alabama
Columbus, Ga., Match 23. Five.
persons have been wounded, two per;
haps fatally, as the result of trouble
between whites and negroes in Inrard,
The trouble started wheh a negro
butcher. West Freeman, cut two
young white men, sons of a minister.
A negro was cut at the same time.
Later on the trouble was resumed,
and the two negroes were shot down
in the street.
G. 8. Bradshaw, of Greensboro,
attended court here this week.
FIRE AT HIGH POINT.
Ten House In Colored Settlement lie-
titroyed By the Flames $15,000 Dam
Ten buildings in the colored settle--
rnent in the eastern part of High
Point, were desuoyed by lue Sat
urday ni'ht. The tire originated
iu a negro's nonse, caused by a lamp
exploding. The Haines rapidly
pread bwrnuii.' over an aria or about
three acres. Lje Flake's hall, the
Odd Fell )ws hall an I the M. E.
Church are Hinong the buildings
destroyed. For nearly two hours
the tire gained rapid ueaihvay over
the areinen, they being handicapped
by the intense heat. By heioic
work, however, the progress was
halteu but not until 15,000 damage
had been done. There was only
about $5,000 insurance on the
Another Fire TneHday.
Fire broke out in the lear of Pen
ny Bros, grain shels at High Point
Tuesday eveuing. The flames rap
idly spread to the livery stable of
Smith Bros, completely destroy
ing both. The origin of the fire is
unknown. Mr. 1'enny s loss is sev
eral hundred dollars on his sheds,
aud the building occupied by Livery
man Smith about $io0.
DEATH OF MR. WRIGHT.
Aged Minister of Christian Church Died
Xear Asheboro Last Week.
Rev. Jackson H. Wright died at
his home two miles south of Ashe
boro last Wednesday night after an
illness of about three weeks. His
illness at first was not thought to be
serious but in the last few days he
suffered a turn for the worse and
his death soon followed.
Mr. Wright was a retired minister
of the Christian Chrnch and an ex
cellent Christian gentleman.
II w is twice married. His second,
wife, who survives him with three
children, a is da-ighter of the late
R-v. Wright has made his home
at Asheboro for many years, having
com" here from Indiana in the year
1886. He leaves a widow and
three children. Ollie. Ruby and
Willard, and three children by a
former wife. They are Wm. S.
Wright and Eva. Wright, of Indian
apolie, Ind. and Mrs. Dora G.
Brown, of Central Fall, this couuty
Wm. Wright could not attend his
father's funeral on account of ill
ness. The daughter, Eva, arrived
Friday morning; she will return to
her home in Indianapolis next Mon
The family wishes to thank the
friends and neighbors for all the
kindness shown them during the
sickness and at the death of their
father and husband.
Will Slier Narrowly Escaped Death at
Randleman Saturday Afternoon.
Will Siler, son of Luther Siler, of
Providence township was painfully
injured in a runaway at Randleman
Saturday afternoon. He was sit.
ting on top of a heavily loaded wag
on of wood being drawn by two
spirited horses. vYhile descending
the steep hill toward the Iron bridge
at Naomi, the brake cavd away,
frightening the team. Young Siler
was thrown under the wagon, the
wheels passing over his body.
Miraculously he was not fatally ii
jured, though his body was painfull
bruised. No bones were broken.
The team ran for more than a mile
through town at a break-neck speed
before they could be stopped.
WALKER WOULD END LIFE.
Xegro Mnrdrrer Attempted Suicide On
Eve of Trial.
The trial of Tom Walker for the
murder of two policpmen at Fayette
ville a short time ago, was begun
there Tuesday morning, but could
not proceed uu til yester.dav. When
the sheriff went for the prisoner to
take him to the court room he fouud
the prisoner lying in a pool of blood
with four or five lacerations of ihe
scalp and depressed fracture of the
skull, two contusions on the fore
head and two on the back of his
head. The prisoner was absolutely
unable to attend court.
It is thought that at the dinner
hour Walker must have in some way
got to the top of the cell and hurled
himself head first to the stone floor
Henry S. Morrow has been ap
pointed postmaster at Whitney,
IN SUPERIOR COURT.
Docket Will Consume Most of Week.
PARRISH AWARDED $600
AGAINST THE SOUTHERN.
Mnny Other Cime Finally Settled-Suit
Over fw street at Itanilleniau C oin
liroinUeil ( rlinliiiil Canes
The Civil docket of the Superior
Com t tor this coiintv will probably
occupy the time of the court most
of this week.
The jurors for this week are:
E. 'V. Mcffitt, H. T. Brown, W.
M. Cox, J. M. Rmth, J. L. Cran
ford, L. II. Bean, A. F. Stalev, Jno.
Beny, 15. K. Steed, W.T. Crauford,
Allen Trotter, J. M. Scarboro,
Ellis Jordan, W. E. Kearns, B. F.
The inry in the case of Parrish
vs the Southern Railway yesterday
afternoon returned a verdict in favor
of the plaintiff, placing the damage
at $000. Mr. Parrish asked damages
for injuries sustained by an accident
on the train at High Point about a
year ago, which greatly impaired
In the case of Mrs. M. C. Dicks,
t-t al vs the town of Randleman, for
damages in opening a new street a
compromise was affected and the
court passed judgment allowing the
plaintiffs $350, and that the portion
of the street involved be vested in:
the city of Randleoian.
D. II. Burrell, et al, was given a
judgment of $25.85 with interest
from Aug. 14, 1905, against the
In the case of W. L. Stutts aud
wife vs J. E. Harper, et al, being a
suit for damages to timber by fire,
the jury gave the plaintiff a verdict
of $25.00 damages.
In the case J. A. Stalev vs. M.
T. Sugg, et al, the judgment of the
court was in favor of the plaintiff,
making him owner in fe i Jsimple of
60 acres or land in question.
A ludgtnaiit in favor of the de
fendant was entered in the case of
S. S. Cox vs W. T. Brooks, which
was a suit for possession of 20 acres
of land adjoining that of Alfred
Cox, et al.
Compromised and open for judg
Stanley S. Cox vs W. Thos.
Brooke; Geo. W. Bowden vs Wm.
Reitzell. et al: Walter Johnson bv
his next friend, W. C. Johnson, vs
Noveltv Wood Works; Z. A. Cran
ford vs Farmers Mutual Fire Insur
ance Co, of North Carolina; JD. E.
Davis vs J. F. Sumner, et al.
Brief News Items.
Rev. C. W. Blanchard, of Clay
ton, will succeed J. W. Bailey, as
e litor of the Biblical Recorder at
Miss Annie Wbiteh ad, a student
at Salem Female Aca emy and Col
lege, died Monday aftv-i an operation
for appendicitis. Her h)me was at
Annie Hall, a white woman, liv
ing near Charity, Va., was shot to
death and her sister, Jane Hall was
seriouslv wounded by a mob Sun
day night. The mob is supposed to
have been made up of illicit distil
lers, who sought revenge for al
leged betrayal of their woik to reve
nue officers by the womeu. No ar
rests have been made.
While sitting in a crowded train
at Danville, Va., Monday, J. F.
Bradburn, prominent citizen of.
Bridgewater, Va., attempted suicide
by cutting his throat with a pocket
knife. When an attempt was made
to stay the rash act' by passengers
and ofticeis at the station he fought
furiously. No cause is given for
Joseph Ralph Burton, who until
his conviction in the federal courts
was United States senator from
Kansas was released from the coun
ty jail at Ironton Friday, having
served his sentence of six months
imprisonment for violating the fed
eral statute by appearing before tha
departments at Washington while
in office. Ha will start a news
paper at Abiliue, Kans.
The famine situation in China is
becoming more desperate. Hun
dreds are dying daily fiom s ana
tion and disease. The Christian
Herald, of New York Saturday re
mitted $50,000 to the State De
partment fur the relief fund, which
makes a total of $150,000 remitted
to the Red Cross during the past