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ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1907. No" 17.
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Preparation for Final Entertain
ment Being Made.
PROF. JOHN B. CARLYLE, WILL
la Member of Faculty of Wake Forest
College Thumday evening EBay
and Oration by Pupil of Ninth
The Asheboro Graded School will
close May 1st. The commence
ment exercises will be held Thurs
day evening May 2nd and on Wed
nesday evening May 1st. an enter
tainment will be given by the pu
pils of the lower grades. The pio
gratn will consist of drills, motion
songs, recitations, dinlogue, etc.
and the rehearsals give pron.ise of a
most pleasant evening.
On Thursday evening May 2nd.
there will be orations aud essays by
the pupils of the ninth grade and
also the annual literary address.
Prof. John 15. Carlyle, of Wake
Forest College, has accepted an in
vitation to dehver the address.
Work on the new building is be
ing rapidly pushed and it is honed
will be completed in time for the
commencement season. K. C.
Jones-, of Cincinatti, Ohio, arrived
Monday to install the steam heating
Church Kxtsiisloii the Object of New
Society In Kandolph.
The Mass Meeting of the members
of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
South. Kandolph county, at Ran
dleman Saturday resulted in the
organization of 'The Kandolph
County Mission and Chuich Ex
tension Society of the M. E. Church,
The meeting was well attended
and proved interesting throughout
The society was organized by the
election of the following officers:
W. N. Elder, president; Miss Dora
Redding, secieUry and treasurer;
Dr. W. I. Sumner assistant secretary.
A vice president will be uamed for
each charge in the county.
The object of the society is to
promote the interests of Methodism
and church extension in Randolph
Much enthusiasm was manifested
by those present and the pastors of
of the county feel greatly encourag
ed in their work.
J. T. Wood has been appointed
vice president lor the Asheboro
Methodists Hear Rev. S. II. Milliard.
Rev. S. H. Hilliard, of High
Point,Jpreached for Rev. N. R. Rich
ardson at the Methodist Episcopal
church here Sunday. Mr. Hilliard
eipected to talk to the Methodists
of Raudolph county at Randleman,
but ius'ead came to Asheboro.
He spoke on "Missions", taking
for his text the command of Christ
after the resurrection "Go ye into
all the world, and preach the
gospel to every people."
His discourse was earnest, clear
and forceful. His hearers were
held in rapt attention to the close
and inspiration to a greater work in
behalf of the cause of Methodism
in the county by the local 'church
was received by the congregation.
Mr. Hilliard has made a hort of
friends in Asheboro, and his effort
here Sunday was thoroughly ap
preciated. CONSUMPTIVE SANITARIUM
Direr tors of Moore County sL.utlon
Meet This Month Patient to
Live Out of Lloors.
Dr. J. R. Gordon, one of the
directors of the Sanitarium establiV
ed by the General Assembly for toe
treatment of consumptives has called
a meeting of the members for organ
ization, to be held at Jackson
Springs, in Moore county, on April
23. The Legislature appioj. ited
$15,000 for the establishment ot the
Sanitarium and it is presume! he
object of the meeeting is to decide
upon a location for the hcoritals,
elect officers, adopt plans for the
necessary buildings, etc. It is said
that the buildings will not be very
extensive, the idea being r hare the
Banitariam located where patients
can sleep in the open air. tents, etc.
DAVIDSON NEWS BUDGETT.
Suit For SS.OOO For Slander Notes
Suit has been started in Davidson
superior court against Andrew Leon
ard by II. L. Leonard, for $5,000
damages for slander. The complaint
alleges that the defendant at a pub
lic gathering on the 16th of March
"falsely, maliciously and wantonly"
slandered the plaintiff by accusing
nun in public of stealing money.
The defendaut was arrested lat
week and required to give bond in
the sum of $3,000
John Welborn, a brother of George
and Herb Welborn, the ' barbers
of Lexington, died Monday afternoon
a; his fathers's home in Randolph.
This is the second member of the
family to die within two weks.
John had consumption.
A 15 horse power saw mill engine,
belonging to the Eile Lumber Co..
was hauled out of town Monday by
Mr. Albert Taylor. It will be used
ny Messrs. J. A. Miller and Charlie
Beck, on the Mack Koonts place,
and will cut timber for the Eaglt
The bimk of Thomasville moved
into its new building Thursday.
They are comfortably quartered aud
have one of the prettiest banking
rooms in the state.
Mr. J. Tilden Hedrick returned
Friday from Washington, where he
went in response to a telegram
announcing the illness of his sister-in-law,
Mrs. J. E. Shepherd. Mrs.
Shepherd died Monday night of last
week and was buried in Washington.
Union Consummates at Chicago and
Brings Together 1,200,000 Commu
nicants. Chicago, March 25 n act of
union, by which the Congregational,
United Hrethero and Methodist
Protestaut churches of fourteen
state J are formed into one large re
ligions org-tnizition to be known as
tha United Churches, was consum
mated here. The final vote w is
taken after the Methodist Protes
tant dele ;at -s from Louisiana and
Mississippi "bolted" theconference.
The unification of the three
churches brings together more than
1,201.000 communicants, and the
new church will be about the fifth
largest Protestant organization in
the United States.
DR. FULLER'S ESTATE.
Will Be Divided Itetweeu His Wife and
Last eek in Randolph Superior
Court an order was issued appoint
ing 'V. H. Ragan, of High Point,
and Henry M. Robbinsof Asheboro,
referees and commissioners to divide
the estate of the late Dr. Fuller.
Dr. Fuller's will provided that
the estate be divided at the death of
his widow but it has been agreed
between all concerned to divide the
estate as stated above.
Randolph Book Club.
Mrs. T. H Redding entertained
the Randolph book Club last Fri
day afternoon, and proved one of
the most pleasant and instructive
meetings of the year. The home
was especially pretty, the receiving
rooms being decorated in violets and
wisteria. The program, appropri
ate to Easter, was enjoyed. Instruc
tive papers were read by Mesdames
W. D. S ted man and Elijah Moffitt.
The hostess bad prepared many
little variations to the program, the
chief being a flower contest in which
the prize was voted to Mrs. J. 0.
Walker, of Concord who was a guest
of the Club. Near the close of the
afternoon cream and cake was served.
Mr. and Mrs. Rush Will JLIve In Kansas.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harris, and
little daughter, Blanche, of Car
thage Bpent Saturday iu Asheboro,
enroute to visit relatives in Trinity
township. At the home of her
father, Michael Spencer, on Trinity
R. F. D., a family reunion was held
Sunday, The event was in honor
of Mrs. Harris, sifter, Mrs Jane
Rush, of Jamestowp, who with her
husband and three daughters will
leave in a few days for Kansas where
they will make their future home.
Mrs. Rush is a sister of A. A.
Spencer, of Asheboro.
Dr. J. O. Walker aud wife left
Tuesday for their home at Concord
after , ending. Easter with Mr.
Walker s father, Col. J. E. Walker.
Randolph Man Sentenced To Life
CONVICTED OF MURDER IN
After Three Years of Battle In the Courts
Sam Cultrane is Declared (iuiltv of
Killing Cicero Coltraue, his Cousin
With Whom He Lived.
The Durant (Ind. Ter.) Stit.s
mun under date of Marcli 1st prints
"Sim Col train was fou'id gui ly
of.niunler in the first decree on
Tuesday afternoon, but the j'iry re
commended clemency and unless tie
gets a new trial h-i will spend a
long time in the penitentiary. At
his first trial in Novemh-r eleven
jnro::. were for langiug, but cue
obliging citizen found a way to have
him. Just before his lii't tiul
Coltrain was a skeleton, and bis
physicians stated that he whs dyin
from consumption. It is elieed
chat he took soap until he became
so emaciated that it appeared to be
the greit white plague, lie is now
fat and healthful".
The man killed Lis cousin, Cicero
Coltrain, near Hochatown, Indian
Territory, about three years ago and
buried him in a forest at night. IJe
expeet.l to get possession of a faun
and stock iu this manner, but Wat
son, a tenant, notified the officers
and caused the arrest of the mur
Mr. Coltrane is a son of the late
Daniel Coltraue, of near Glenola.
and went to Indian Territory about
six years ago. He is well known
in this aud adjoining counties, leav
ing many friends when he went
west. He formerly attended school
at Farmer Institute and was known
as a bright industrious and promis
ing young man. Young Coltraae, be.
ing tried in the Federal Court, and
marked one of the hardest i ought
legal battles in the history of the
CHILD FATALLY BURNED
Clothe Ignited While Standing Near
The three-year-old child of Mr.
and Mrs. Preston Spoon, was fatally
burned Monday afternoon about
three o'clock at the home of its
parents a short distance East of
The child was standing near an
open fireplace where a warm fira
was burning, when its clothes caught
and in a moment the little form was
wrapped in flames. Tne mother
and little daughter rushed to the
rescue aud succeeded in extinguish
ing fire, but not until fatal injury
had be n inflicted The little one
died Tuesday af tei noon. The moth
er and daughter were also painfully
The sorrowing, parents have the
sympathy of the entire community.
The interment was at Mt. Tabor
Arch Mclver, convicted of mur
der in Montgomery county ia 1899
and sentenced to 20 years in prison
was recently pardoned by Governor
Glenn, when a letter from
the judge presiding had asked that
the conduct of Mclver as a prison' r
be investigated and, if, good pardon
was recommended. The judge
wrote Mr. Glenu that pardon had
been promised for good behavior.
1,000 OOO Fire at South Boston, Va.
Lasl Thursday fire, originating
from an unknown cause in the to
bacco factory of tho American To
bacco Co., at South Boston, Va., de
stroyed the entire tobacco manufac
turing section and a portion of the
business section of the town. The
loss is estimated at from $800,000
Last week Judge Fred Moore
signed an order for the appointment
of a leceiver for the Randolph
Creamery Company, of Randleman.
The order was made upon the appli
cation of S. Bryant. Nat Newlin
was appointed receiver. The assets
are supposed to be about $1,000 and
the liabilities to be about $4,000.
R. E. Betts, of Biscoe, visited
friends in Asheboro Monday.
The new Jim Crow street car law
went into effect April 1st.
April 25th President Roosevelt
with his fiiuiilv will go to J.ini'8
t'iwu to opeu the Exposition.
Last Thursday the citizens of
Dunn voted on t he establishment of
a dispensary. Theirsue whs carried
by ten majority.
The c:t zens of Pilot Mountain
h.tve secured a $50,000 cotton null.
The aichiteots are o: ki on pUns
for the building.
Mondav Pittxhoro, Charham coun
ty voted a tux f 30 cuits on
piopertv : nl 00 cents Oil pole to
establish a graded school.
U. W. Simpson, recently editor
of the Rileigh Evening Tunes, has
taken a position on the editorial
tafl of 1 he Richmond, (Va.) Times
Calvin J. Cowles, the largisr, Unci
owner 111 Wilkes couuty, and one of
us be.-1 ktiomi business men died
ut Wiikehoru Mond-.y. lie was
70 y .-ara old.
The body of Carrie Sears, one of
four negroes d 10 ned in the Yadkin
river near Salisbury in Xov -mber,
was found floating in the river near
The officials of the Charlotte
National bank has offered a reward
of $1000 for the arrest of Franc. II.
Jones, and 10 per cent of embezzell
ed funds found on his person.
The trial of B. D. Green and J.
F. Gaynoi for defranding the govern
ment of a half million dollar enter
ed Jtpoiu i ts -jfgh&h year of legal bat
tle at New Orleans Monday.
The C01 bin Banking Co., of New
York, assigned Friday, with assets
$3,000,000 aud liabilities about $1,
700,000. The close money market
aud pressing obligations brought on
Dr. Juo. F. Crowell. formerly
president of Trinity Colle. e, now
associated with the Wall Street Jour
nal, of New York, is touring the
South gathering data for a series of
articles on the industrial South.
The name of Dr. C, Alphou6o
Smith head of the department of
English at the State University is
being strongly mentioned as head
of that department in Cornell
University, Ithaca, N. Y.
The country home of J. A. Sims,
of Concord, a short distance from
that town was destroyed by fire last
Friday, The fire originated fiom a
defective flue iu the kitchen. None
of the furniture was saved.
The officers of the negro M. E.
church recently destroyed by fire
a. High Point, have decided to re
build. Funds are being solicited
and Re. S. H. Hilliard, of High
Point M. E. Church, for the white
people, has omen'td to act as
Fire originating in the rooms of
the Colored Business Men's Social
dub at Greensboro, did considerable
damage to the McAdoo building at
Greensboro Monday. While the fire
men wereinthe club room come one
fired a pistol through a window, nar
rowlyjmissinigone of the firefight
ers. The manager of the club and
two companions were arrested.
Population of the United States
There re now nearly 8,000,000
more people in the Coutiuental
United States than there were six
The above estimate is baseed upon
figures compiled by the census bu
reau in a special report. According
to its estimates, the population of
Continential United S ates, in 1900
was 83,941,510, 'leing an in
crease over 190) . 1 1 16,935 The
population of t lie ( I .states, in
clusive Jof Alask.i l .ho insular
possessions in 190b, 93,182,240.
The growth in popuia,. a in Conti
nental United States from 1905 to
1906 was 1,307,315
Among those attending the Sun
day School Convention at Reidsville
this week from Asheboro are Misses
Martha Redding, Lillian Bunch,
Daisy and Lucy Crowson, May
Tickens, O. R. Cox and J. M. ,Yay.
uney lett Tuesday morning.
Solemnized at Home of Brides' Parents,
A beautiful double wedding was
solemnized at the home of S. S. Cox,
Monday evening, April 1st, when
Miss Myrtle Artelies Cox and Stan
ley S. Allen and Miss Pearl Leonie
Cox and Jeremiah C. Allien were
pronounced man and wife by the
Rev. J. H. Stowe, of Asheboro.
The brides were sisters, the grromt
brothers and are popular among a
lar"p circle of friends.
The brides were beautiful, being
g'wn-il in white silk and lace;
The home had been tastily decir
ted for the event and ir, was a
happy scene when the bridal party
hud assembled at the altar, sur
rounded by only immediate friends
of the young couples, for a quite
home it ft tir had been arrnaged.
The brides' attendants were
Misses Etta Allen, Eliza Cox, and
Essie Cox, and the groomsmen
Messrs B. Cox, Jno. Moffitt and
El ma Yow.
After the ceremony the party le
tiied to the dining room where a
bountiful feast was spread
The brides are the popular and
accomplished daughters of Mr. and
Mrs. S. S. Cox of Brown, and will
be missed in their neighborhood by
iheir many friends. The grooms
are two of Hamseur's highly esteem
ed young aien who are engaged in
the lumber business.
On Tneeday a dinner was tendered
the bridal party ;it the home of M.
M. t. Allen s, the father of the
BOY KILLED BY TRAIN.
Sad Death Due to Small Boy Hiding
furs on Uallroad Yard.
A ghastly sight met the gaze of
those who witnessed the killing of
11-year old Je.-se Pavden by a train
at High Point Wednesday evening
of last week. The accident occurr
ed in front of the Toiulinson Chair
Manufacturing Company a few feet
south of the depot. The little fel
low was a son of Charles Pavden.
a hard-working man, living on Wil
low Brook street. Young Paydeu
had lumped off a moving freight
onto the side track. At the sine
moment a box car which had beeu
given a shove by the shifting engine
was bounding a foot or so behind
him. In an instant Payden was
knocked down across the track and
the wheels of the car passed over
his neck, severing the head from the
Graded School Honor Rill For March.
First Grade. Alva Betts, Ursley
Clark, Ronth Cox, Howard Dickens,
Chffoid I" ', Lillian Hunsucker,
Eva L"" Hazel Kivett, Maiorie
Mendeu 1 ! fa Rich, Novie Sty-
res, Col. . poon, .Lena Williams,
Grace Presueil, t urry Lofliu, Alice
Hunsucker, Elba Glasgow, Eunice
Bulla, Edith Betts, Tilmont Cox,
Beulah Webster, Baxter Stowe, Pearl
Second Grade. Geor:e Betts,
Marvin Free, Jewel Glasgow, Joe
HeDdricks, Lura Jones, Bertie Kiv
ett, Rush Lassiter, Urslie Williams,
Margaret Morris, Ruth McPherson,
Edna Norman, Nettie Newby, Maud
Paisley, Ethel Presnell, Lila Slack,
Fred Smith, Dewey Webster, Earl
Third Grade. Rilla Spoon, Cleon
Spoon, John Plummet, Kate Tuck
er. Hobart Cox, Cortez Norman,
Harvey Rogers, Carl Steed, Clara
Presnell, Eugene Morris, Kate
Walker, Byron Richardson, Wiley
Fourth Grade. Connie Auman,
Marietta Berry, Gertrude Free, Lil
ian Hendricks, Edith Hunsucker,
Fannie Newly, Nellie Spoon, Core
Stowe, Louella Lowe, Wayne Miller,
Frank Smith, Ben Allen, Koerette
Fifth Grade. Mildred Burkhead,
.'aiette Dickens, Eula Glasgow,
Maud Hall, Pearl Kivett, Myrtie
Kiuge, JMorra Kouth, Lalhe Parish.
Sixth Grade. Allie Spoon, Enol'a
Presnell, Virgia DickenB, Fannie
Seventh Grade. Annie Fox.
Eighth Grade. Lollie JoDes,
Rosa Stowe, Waylaud Hayes, Charles
Ninth Grade. Mona Rush, Fleta
Fox, Daniel Sharpe.
Mr. D. C. Stoup and brother, of
Pennsylvania, have purchased a 177
acre farm in Cotton Grove township,
five miles from Lexington, from Mr.
Victor Humphreys, the consideration
being $3,100. They willrnn a
Spirit of Public Improvement Gen
NEED OF COMMERCIAL CLUB
Street Improvements llcliig Pushed but
More General and Knergetic Work
i:perted After Municipal
I '.lection in May.
The improvement of tre Rtiepfn
of Asheboro is the question of the
nay witn our citizens and a contin
uation of the WOlk. which w.-ia a'nrr.
ed ten days ngo, seems to be the
desire ot everyone, lhe ouly im
pediment now is the necessary grad
ing required ueiore these permanent
sidewalks can be Hilt duun. Onr
people are proud of the work done
by the property owners on Depot
Street and with the co operation of
town commissioners, our citizens
will push the work to a finish.
There should not be a prop, rty own
er wno would retuse to put down
me improved walk, because the
propei ty will immediate'y increase
The Present citv council hus
cided that it will grade all streets
where nrorertv owners will nut down
the cement, walks before the new
board is elected in May, but feel
that to taKe aov futher action or a-
dopt plans fot the future m'ght con-
mc, wiin rue new board.
C. C. Cranford. nresent chairman
of the street committee, has been
authorized to have the grade fixed on
Fayetteville street from Academy
street to Salisbury 6treet, and it is
learned that nearly all of the prop
erty owners have agreed to pave the
sidewalks as soon as the grading has
Aaheboro has rapidly grown dur
ing the past five years and notable
improvements have hsen mad
during the past year. No town in the
State can boast of snmiany handsome
and comodious residences, and with
united effortof our patrioticand the
progressne citizenc. the growth of
iBUfciiuro tor tne uext nve years can
be made phenominal.
A'Teople's Commercial Club, of
Asheboro." made lin of thp hneineaa
men and public spirited citizens, of
the town would prove of miterial
advantage to the town.
FIRE AT PITTSBORO.
Oil Mill and ContentN, With Ware-
The worst fire ever knovn at
Pittsboro occurred Sundav mornino-
at 2 o'clock, when the cotton seed cil
mill, together wUh the waiehouses
of W. L. London & Sons, F. A. Poe,
A. J. Hynum, and L.N. Womble
were burned. The origin ia un
known. The mill loss is $40,000,
with $15,000 insurance and $7,000
will cover the loss to other build
Hound Dozen Hook Club.
Mrs. Stanhope Bryant entertained
iu a most delightful manner the
Round Dozen Book Club of Ran
dleman, Friday afternoon.
The literary part of the hour was
a most excellent paper on Richard
II andhis reign, read by Miss Elcie
In the contest which followed
Miss Hill won the prize.
Beautiful little soveniers "Easter
Greetings" were presented each
Dainty refreshments were served,
and the Clnb adjourned, to nv-et on
the afternoon of tbe 5th with Miss
Maiy A. Ferree.
O. Cbrisco, Augus Owen, K. W.
I.cb, Frank Williams, N.M. firitt,
T. D. McMasters, W. A. W:"iams,
J. I. Johnson, W. W. Jen-.ii ...s, J.
H. Rush, Etta Spencer, A. Graves,
W. A. Foust. E. C. Williams, J. M.
Lyndon, J. O. Peppei, L. A. Smith,
S. E. Lowdermilk, William aPrsl,
K.rtie Rovols, H. L .ThoIcho . J. R
Welch, Z.'E. Brown, J. II. Cole,
A. C. Cranford, E. K. Aum-m, D.
M. AllreJ, J. S. Redding, Mi0. S. C.
Fruit May e Killed.
Considerable uneasiness is feH by
nurserymen, truckers and farmers
on account of the bitter cohi since
Suuday. The lovely spring " ither
of the past few weeks hat . used
vegetation t "put out" rapbJl and
the frosts this neek, fol !!. y the
Bnow aud co.d raiu Hui ave
done much dan age in 1. . sec
tions it in feared.