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ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 1907.
Meeting of State Association Last
RANDOLPH COUNTY HOLDS THE
Large Delegation Attends From This
CountyRandolph Shows Largest
Increase. Next Meeting to
be Held In Burlington.
The Twenty-fourth Ar-nual Meet
ing or the North Carolina Sunday
School Association was held at
Reidsille last week. The first a s
Bion convened Tuesday evening in
the Methodist church with a full
The address of welcome was made
by Prof. II. A. Hayes, of Reidsville.
and re ponded to by llev. C. Brown
" Cox, of Burlington. In the ab
sence of the President, Mr. T. S.
Franklin, of Charlotte, Prof. J.
M. Wi y, of Asheboro, presided as
one of me vice-Presidents.
The speaker of the evening was
Mr. Marion Lawrence, the General
Secretary of the International Asso
ciation, who was introduced by Mr.
N. B. Bronghron, Chairman of the
State Executive Committee, as the
greatest Sundav School man on
"The World-Wide Sunday School
At the Wednesday morning session
reports were heard from' the officers
of the association: Chairman of the
Executive Committee, N. B. Brough
ton; the Treasurer, Mr. Geo Allen,
Office Secretary, Miss Maud Reid;
Home Department Secretary, Mrs
Frances P. Hubbard. Then came
a roll call of the organized counties
in the State, which was responded
to by two-minute talks from the
Randolph county sent fifty-three
delegates to the convention. Miss
Dora Redding, secretary of the Ran
dolph County Association, reported
119 Sunday Schools in the county
with an enrollment of 9694 pupils
and teachers. The enrollment was
increased 1000, and two new Sun
day Schools were orgauized during
the past year, bhe also turned over
to the treasurer for State work
$175.00 and the delegation pledged
$350 for State work in 1907. The
Banner for the county making the
most progress was for the third
successive year awarded to Randolph
county. N. B. Broughton, of
Raleigh, presented the banner, which
was received by Prof. J. M. Way,
in an appropriate speech. Duplin
county came next iu line, with
Thursday morning the following,
were elected officers to serve for the
next year: Dr. C. M. Poole, Salis
bury, president; Rev. P. H. Fleming,
Burlington; Rev. P. B. Hall and
Rev. L. W. Clark, Spray, vice presi
dents; Rev. J. W. Long, Concord,
general secretary; H. W. Jackson,
Raleigh, treasurer; Miss Maud Reid,
Raleigh, recording secretary.
Governor Glenn delivered an ad
dress at night, his subject being
"North Carolina's Need of Christian
Young Men." The final Bession is
Burlington was selected as the
place for the next convention which
will be held during the first week
of April, 1908.
Miss Redding furnishes the fol
lowing as the list of delegates who
attend jd from Randolph:
Messrs. Thomas Coltrane, J. M.
Wav, ..Eli Caudle, Chas. Walton,
Chas. Redding, W. H. Pickard, J.
J. Allen, Rev. R. I. Williamson, J.
W. L.nir, Clarence C. Fiazier, E.
C Williamson, Chas. Beasley,
Rufas Neece, J. W. Jenkins,
Tho npnon Harrdl, Rev. R. L. Mel
ton, A. 8. Pickett, J. C. Blacknell,
H. V. Clark, R. V.. Troxler,
Col Hoy Reitzell, J. Rom Srutb,
Rev. .. . F. Ashburn, O. R. Cox, D.
J. Kmp, Dr. W. I. Sumner, R. F.
Proctor, E. B. Bell, Chas. E. Mc
Canless, W. A. Webster, Rev. W. C.
Kenaett, Dr. C. O. Hubbard,
Ai ?s May Dickens, Lura Hendrix,
Lno-' Orowson, Minnie Hoover,
D; j Ciowson, Lizzie Bunch,
J'p-tha Redding, Mrs. E. P. Hayes,
V.iginia Redding, Dora Redding,
JIthtl "mh, Mrs. W. N. Elder,
Eva iiwler, Loula Andrews, Mrs.
Fr Hubbard, IVitI Cham-
nei , ivian.t. Jenkiiih. 'f ssn Hicks,
Fb-r- je 0 en, Iviitii l.ird, Verla
WHITE BROTHERS PARDONED.
Pardon Recommended by Counsel of State
Crime Committed Three Years Ago.
Thomas J. and Chalmers L.
White, of Mt. Ulla, sentenced to the
penitentiary for the murder of Rus
sell Sherrill at his home at Mt. Ulla,
were pardoned by Gov. Glenn Wed
nesday upon recommendation of the
Council of State.
The killing of Russell Sherrill
by the White brothers took place
more than 3 years ago, the tragedy
occurring at Mt. Ulla, iu Rowm
county at the Sherrill home to which
the Whites had gone early one morn
ing after receiving a letter from their
sister telling them that her daugh
ter was a ruined girl aud that Russell
Sherrill was the author of her down
fall. The Whites went at once to
their sister, and early next morning
went to Sherrill's home where they
demanded that he should marry
their niece. Sherrill said there hal
been otheis before him, declined to
accede to th'.'.r demands and ws
then shot by the men who held him
responsible for the ruin of their
After to continuances asked for
because of the absence of material
witnesses, the ease was tried at Sal
isbury aud a plea of self defense was
entered by the Whites, the trial
beiug a notable one, resulting
in a verdict of murder in the second
degree, the sentence of Judge Chas.
M. Cook being for six years. The
case was appealed to the Supreme
Court but the dtcision in the lower
court was affirmed and on the sev
enth day of June, 1905, the White's
began their term.
D AVIS MONUMENT
Will be I'rerted to the Memory of Form
er Randolph Teacher in May.
The Courier is in receipt of an
interesting letter referring to the C.
W. Davis monument, which is to be
unveiled in May, at Abbotts Creek
Baptist church, m Davidson coun
ty. The monument committee is
anxious that, ' iTi 'parties collecting
this fund, or any who may feel dis
posed to contribute, send in the
amount at once to the treasurer,
Wm. A. Hepler, Kernersville, N. C.
More funds are needed and it is
urged thiit the friends to the cause
Mr. Davis taught school m Ran
dolph several years and had many
admireis in the county.
A Delightful Dinner.
Jesse Millikan, of Fairview, gave
a Farewell Dinner in honor of It. V.
Millikan, who left on Monday for
Thomasville enroute for Jamestown,
Virginia, where he expects to stay
during summer. Millikan is one of
Fairview's popular young men.
Those present were: Mr. and Mrs.
Jesse Millikan, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis
Millikan and family, of Thomasville;
Miss Meredith, Fairview; Miss R.
Davis, Miss G. Farlow, Flint Hill;
Miss Leora Millikan, also Mac
laughlin, Flushing, Long Island, N.
Y.; W Satford Bedale, Yorks,
England; James Little, High Point;
J. C. Pyler. Fairview.
After dinner music was supplied
by Miss Meredith and Miss Davis.
Every one present had an enjoyable
Slick Thief SUnned Foolish People.
Earl Vautare, a palmist and clari
voyant, spent several days in Greens
boro telling fortunes and during his
stay succeeded in securing from his
patrons several thousand dollars in
jewelry, etc. It hat developed that
Vautare is wanted at Elmira, N. Y.
upon a similar charge. At Greens
boro the shrewd villain secure J
valuables to the amount of $10,000.
A man supposed to be Earle Vau
tare, has been arrested at Union
South Carolina, and his description
tallies exactly with thit given by
the Greensboro officers. Vau tare's
method was to impress the impor
tance of wearing some valuables in a
mystic bag about their neck, and
when they were given him he mys
teriously changed the bag of valu
ables for a worthless one. The vic
tim was cautioned not to open the
bag until they returned to him on a
certain day. On that day he was
Wreck on Railroad.
A small freight wreck occurred
near Randleinan Thursday evening,
delaying the train due here at 4:30
p. m. until eleven o'clock. Two
freight cars were derailed. The
two ias8PngerR wk" takci on the en
gine and broug.1'' -he'joro. The
mail was tran'eii the north
bound vestibule -"d brought to
Asheboro Friday morning.
SOUTHERN BELL TELEPHONE
COMPANY WANTS RANDOLPH.
Business Men Oppose Granting Franchise to Dangerous
Monopoly Over Franchise of Telephone Company Backed
by Local Capital Will be Injustice to Systems Now In
Operation Hint of Methods of Gigantic Trust.
At the meeting of the Board of
lown Commissioners last Thursday
night the Southern Bell Telephone
Uompany tiled an application for a
franchi efor the construction and
opt ration of a tel. phone system in
Asheboio. The mat er'has tit-en re
ferred to a committee who will net
upon the application at some future
When it became known that ap,
plication was nm.de 't was the sub
jeet of much Uiseusoiou among our
business men, and it is generally be
lieveJ that to permit this couiu.nv
to enter Asheboro will be a bad
move by our town commissioners.
The local telephone company be
gau operation o. ly a few years ago,
tiavii.g been grained by the commis
sioners au exo.u ive franchise tor 30
vear!. They nave slowly developed
the business and iinpioved the ex
change until today Asheboro has a
complete metallic system an i the ser
vice is s go d as t'ne best.
For months the Southern Bell has
been trying to get a fuothold iu
Ashebo o ihrough the local couia
ny, but on account of the in eason
ably bindiug contract and on ac
count of the tricky metho-ls of this
gigantic corporation, which has, for
its ultimate end, the crushing of the
smaller companies, and following
the monopoly, oppression of ihepeo
pie, the local independent company
has ignored the. mauv propositions.
1 he Bell claims to want onlv a
booth in Asheboio, but this is noth
ing more than an entiaace wedge,
the first step toward an open warfare
against local enterprises. .,
Dir. Motrin Tallin.
When Mr. Morris, manager of the
local exchange was teen by the re
porter Monday and questioned upon
the application, in view of the fact
that the local company held a 30
ye r exclusive franchise he said:
''The town is morally, if not legal
ly, bound not to grant another fran
chise we invested when there was
no hope of the system paying and
performed our part of the contract
in good faith. We are giving as
g(.od service as any system in the
State and as cheap as any metallic
service system anywhere."
'The Bell only wants a booth,"
said the reporter.
"No," said Mr. Morris "they
claim only to want to give the peo
ple the advantage of long distance
connection. We have recently con
sidered connecting with them, but
their terms were unreasonable. Had
we connected we would have given
them control of our system, and then
they would have required us to sever
connections with all other lines not
controlled by them, which would
mean that we would have no tele
phonic communication with the
county, aud adjoining counties at
all. We will connect with any sys
tem on a juBt basis, either exchange
or mileage. We are ind pendent iu
not belonging to a telephone trust,
but dependent upon favorable pub
lie sentiment. Therefore, we nust
give service consistent with the rata
charged. The interests of the local
company and the people are there
Disadvantage of fwi Companies
"What effect would an exchange
operated by the Bell Co., have upon
"That's the point," said Mr. Mor
ris. ''Therein re numerous disadvan
tages in having two systems. When
the independent companies attempt
ed to enter Greensboro a few weeks
ago all the Bell officials were mobil
ized at the Aldermen's chamber aud
in an address opi oiicg the granting
of a franchise to thejindepend ; niu-
pauy, W. F. Gentry, viee t
of the Bell Telephone Co, n
sized this point iu a lengtnv n ech,
and the franchise was denied. '
town wants two telephone systems.
Still, the Bell refuses to connect
with anything but trust systems.
' Our people cannot afford to light
such a gigantic trust after they once
get a foothold here and the result
will be that in a few years they will
win out in their effort to crush the
company with limited capital. Then
thsy will have the monopoly. Once
they gain the monopoly Asheboro's
experience will be that of every
other town. Rates will materially
"The unfair methods used by the
Bell Company iu crushing the small
comjxny aud attempting to gain
control of smaller concerns and then
oppi-eimiiig tbe subscribers has just
been demonstrated at States vi lie,
and many other towns in the State
during the past year."
"Can't ou connect with the Bell
at High Point?" asked the reporter.
"We could by sublicense, which
would mean that we pay, besides a
good per cent, of our toll, a bonus
on each one of our subscribers
whether they use long-distance ser
vice or not. Then they will alio
iu t. connect with none of our
neighboiiiiit exchanges tin. ess they
Mib-lieense, which fact makes it next
'o impocgihle for our faimers to have
tele phonic coinmunicatioi. with the
town on account of exoibitant rate.
This practice put them almost out
of business in the West and Middle
West, and their exchange operation
is contined strictly to the South,
where there are practically no farm
ers' lines nor country exchinges.
How to Get LouK-ninlancc Connection
"Loug-distauce connection can be
best secured by arousing public seii
tim nr against the trust, and force
them to connect with the independ
ents upon a just basis. This was
undertaken during the meeting of
the last Legislature, but lobbyists
were too powerful.
"An example cf their merciless
ness can be found in the fact tha.
prior to the expiration of their pat
ent right to manufacture telephones
about the year 1890 tney would not
sell a 'phone at any price but re ited
them at $35 per year each."
Sheriff Rom on the Franchise.
The Courier representative talked
with many of our business men and,
without an exception, they oppose
the movement of the Bell Company.
11. R. Ross was one of those who
was strong in his expression,
declaring that to franchise the
Bell Co. over the local system would
not only be an injustice to the local
telephone companies but as a busi
ness proposition it is bad. The Bell
Co. is recognized all over the coun
try as one of the wo' f of corpora
tions, and 1 have tr the West,
where this corpora been cut
out by the people we only
have to take the experience of onr
own people to form an opinion as to
what disposition to make of the ap
plication. We have an excellent
system over the county and all that
is needed is to compel this coinpauy
to connect upon a legitimate basis.
If we secure additional long distance
service it should be done through
the local company.
Llit Taken and Assessors.
The Board of County Commissioners at
their last meeting appointed the list takers
and assessors for the various townships as
follows, the first name in each case being the
Cedar Grove Township W. 8. Gatlin,
M. H. Lasaiter, W. T. Tant.
Concord 3. M. Lewis, H. C. Nance, D. G.
Tabernacle L. C. Philips. J. O. Hoover,
H. H. Delk.
Trinity W. N. Elder, Jno. W. Hill, J. G.
New Market R. L White, R. L. Causey
J. A Wall.
Back Creek C. L. Robbins, W. H. Red
ding. B. F Bulla.
AshobororM. W. Parrish, R. R. Ross, S.
Frankliaville-D. M. Weatherley, R. W.
Jordan, E. L. York.
Columbia Y. M. C. Johnson, T. P. Bar
ker, R. a'. York.
Liberty U. C. Causey, W. P. Fox, C. R.
Providence W. R. Julian, P. A. Routh,
Randleman Frank Prevo, J. T. Bostick,
N, T. Uroce.
New Hope Orlando Hill, John Is . Kearns,
C. C. Shaw.
Union A. SJCallicott, D. A. Sikes. J. W.
Richland Jno. N. Cagle. M. i. Presnell
T. W. Lawrence.
Brower E. B. Leach, J. E. Albright, L.
Pleamt Grove J. P. Phillips, II B
Luinlx'th, B. M. Caveness.
Coleridge W. R. Craven, Thos. Graves,
L E. Brady.
Grant -S. Sj Cox, A. S. Pugh, K. L. Win-ninghatn.
The Snow Lumber Co., of High
Point, lost, heavily iu the South
Boston, Va., fire last week, and also
lost by lire in Sampson county.
The loss at South Boston was
A cyclone swept the eastern part
of Texas last week doing greet
damage to property. At Alexan
dria, fifty residences, stores aud
factories, were demolished. Twe ity
people were killed aud 100 injured.
W. Thos. Bost, of Salisbury, be
written an article for the Saturday
Evening Post entitled "The Deca
dence of the Corntield Debate."
The Thomasville Times says
ground ha3 been broken for the
new chair factory near the Smelting
works and a ue w factory will also
go up at Blairtown this spring.
Dr. Julius A. Coldwell, who
went to ChatleStown, W. Va., a
short time ago has decided to re
turn to Salisbury to live. lie is
oue of the State's best practi ioners.
An attempt is being made to se
cure the removal of the main office
of the Seaboard Air Lii.e tollamlet.
Mrs. Solomon Rogers, of No. 4
Township Cabarrus County, who
attempted suicide last week was the
step mother of Rev. J. P. Rogers,
formerly pastor of the Asheboro
M. E. Church. She lived with her
daughter and it is s&i I the cause of
her conduct was a sad accident
of her son.
A street fight at Lynchburg Va.
last Wednesday was the beginning of
a iiot between the whites and blacks,
and resulted in two white men and
two negroes being shot. The two
negroes may die. The fight was
started by insolent negroes pushing
a white man off the side walk.
A. Parker, a piomineut citizen of
Sa'isbury, was severely injured by
falling from a burning barn while
lighting fire one day last week.
Dr. and Mrs. Lloy Garee, of Fair
mont, W. Va., were burned tojdeath
in the River View Hotel fire at
Sutton, W. Va.. Friday. They
were married the day before and
were enroute to the home of the
groom's mother where a wedding
supper was awaiting them.
The Secretary of State has char
tered P. J. Llaueyr;utt & Co, of
Albemarle, to do a general under
taking business, embalming, ect.
balming, etc. The capital stock
authorized is $80,000 with $15,000
subscribed for. The incooporators
are Messrs. Messrs. J. E. Ewing,
R. F. Houeycutt and P. J. Honey
cutt, of Albemarle.
N. Glenn Williams, of Yadkin
county, was in Wilkes boro, a few
days ago, and submitted a proposi.
tion to locate a $100,000 distilling
plant in that town. The matter
will be submitted to a vote of the
people at the town election in May.
1'he knitting mill recently de
stroyed by fire at Enfield, is to be
rebuilt at once and macninery for a
400 dozen a day capacity will be
installed. $30,000 in common and
preferred stock will be issued.
Capt. Pride Jones, for years yard
master for the Southern at Winston
Salem and Greensboro, died at his
home at Winston Tuesday morning.
Capt. Jones was at one time con
ductor between Washington and
Charlotte, and was a native of Hills
The Jno. B. Wright automatic
safety air brake attachment f . r rail
way cars was given another success
ful test at Greensboro Monday. The
operation of the appliance was per
fect, and forcibly impressed the
railway officials i resent.
Assuming the role of detective,
and placing uis victim uudt-r "arrest"
Ed. Duston held up nd robbed
another colored man n'ar Durham
Tuesday. He secured $3.50 and a
watch. Duston has been lodged in
I wllarrle School.
The Uwharrie school closed Wed
nesday. The New ' Hope string
band furnished music for the clos
ing exercises. The literary address
was delivered at 2 p'cb'uk p. ni. by
Hon. R. l Poole. Mis es. Lilie
Bruton aid Lucy Hunsucker were
ON TO JAMESTOWN
Four Hundred Dollars Piano Grand
WILL BE THE BIGGEST EVER
Full Particulars Will Appear In Oil
Xtxt Inane Begin to Talk for the
Courier Jowi Then Work for Prises ,
The Courier will begin next week
a contest with a $400 piano as the
grand prize. Trips to Jamestown
Fair, fuiir scholaiships ia the lead
ing schools and colleges iu the State,
gold watches, sewing machines etc,
will be given as premiums to those
who will give us only a few min
utes of their time eueh day. If you
want the best piano on the market
write us. Do you want to go to
school, or get a xewiug machine or
gold watch, or stove or any one of a
hundrel other premiums write us
for information how to get them
free. Poa't you want to go to the
Jamettowa Fair and stay a week and
take a trip up the James River and
otner Hps bth by land and water,
and all at exp me of tl e Courier; if
so write in for in formation and
we will send you information tell
ing you how you can succeed.
Capt. W. H. Ellis and Mr. R. L.
Carter, agent and assistant agent at
the Thomasville and Glen Anna
Railroad station at Thomasville have
resigned their positions and have ac
cepted like positions at Moores
ville. Sheriff T. S. Doreett has return
ed from St. Louis. While there he
stopped at Mr. Fred Michael's hotel,
which he says is a nice, 100-ioom
house, enjoying a good patronage.
Mr. Michael is a Davidson man.
Messrs. Leon T. Lane, ol Ore
Hill, aud Walter Siler, of Siler City,
were here yesterday making the deal
with the Lexington Real Estate and
Trust Co. Mr. Siler who is a law
yer, is the man who made Lee coun
ty. To him, more than to any one
el-e, is due the creation of the new
couuty. He is a very successful
lawyer and withal a fine gentle
man. Union Institute Commencement.
The Courier acknowledges th
The Facility and students
rsnuests the honor of your p.-esen e at their
Twenty first AiinuulComnenceaient Exercises
April fourteenth nineteenth
hundred and seren.
The literary address will be de
livered by Dr. Wm. L. Poteat, of
Wake Forest College, Friday, April
Prof. O. C. Hamilton, a native of
Randolph, is in charge of the school
and has done a very successful year'
Chief Deputy Resigns.
Greensboro, April 9. Mr. T. E.
McCrary, who has been chief office
deputy for United States Marshal
J. M. Millikan for nine years, has
tendered his resignation and will be
succeeded by T. J. Winslow, of
Asheboro. Mr. McCrary has made
a most obliging and capable officer
during his residence in Greensboro.
Bis leaving the office is not dne to
any unpleasantness, but merely a
political change to give way to an
other. Mr. Winslow was for six
years register of deeds of Randolph
county and is a thoroughly capable
Christian Kndeavor Officers.
An interesting meeting of the
Christian Endeavor Society was held
h L Tuesday night.
Wew officers weie elected as fol
lows: President, Miss Esther Roqs; vice
prehiden, Miss Beulah Fox, secre
tary aid treajurer, Miss Eil . Hen
d'ks; librarian, Lucy Crowson;
corresponding secretary, Miss Lillian
Bunch. Four new members were
added to the n..l.
J he school taught by Miss Effie
FrH-ior, near Randleman closed
April 3rd. A closing concert by
the pupils was creditably rendered
in the afternoon, but the m ist en
joyable feat re was a baske' iicnio
on the " grounds. Ir. was a
hupp. - for both pn ij and
paUons oi . - school. ,ie stu
dents diJ. "xctj'eiit work dur n the
term of fie 'noiths.