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VOL XXX11. ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1907. No 19.
PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL
Four May Be Secured In Each
County In North Carolina.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY PROVID
ED FOR ESTABLISHMENT.
Any School With Five Months' Term
and two Teachers May Secure Course
Upon Deposit of $250 With County
Treasurer State Appropriates Dol
lar for Dollar.
The last General Assembly pro
vided for the establishment of pub
lic high schools, the number to
which any county is entitled being
limited to four, and provided au ap
propriation to aid the counties in
carrying out the law. These schools
are to he established by the (Jouuty
Board of Education with the con
Bent of the State Bourd of Educa
tion. Any community desiring to es
tablish a public high school must
provide not less than five months'
public school with two teachers for
the common public school giades,
that is, from the first to seventh
erades. Then it must si cure and
deposit with the County Treasurer
not less than $250. uu tor tne ex
Tenses of the public high school.
The State will then allow the com
mittee of the high school an appro
pnation of one dollar tor every dol
lar the coniunttee raises up to
The public high schools are to be
conducted under the direct surer
vision of the County Board of Edu
cation and a high school committee
appointed by the Board. The
State Superintendent will fix the
course of study and certificate all
teachers for the high school grades.
Boys and girls will be admitted
from any part of the county upon
proof of their being ready to eutr
the high school grades, and pupils
thus admitted will receive free tui
tion. In case no public schooh are es
tablished as provided above the
County Board of Education may
contract with some good publin high
school already established to give
free tuition to a number of child
ren who are prepared to euter the
high school gr.des, that is, the
grades from the eighth up. Of
course it may be expected that every
applicant for free tuition in a pub
lic high school shall stand an ex
amination which if paBStd success
fully, will entitle him to free tui
tion. The State Board of Education
will have the authority to make all
general rules and regulations for
the government of public high
schools, and until these rulea and
regulations are made and published
it cannot be stated just what require
ments may be made as to admitting
pupils, as to employing teachers,
and as to what the course of study
will contain. Bnt since much of
the regulations and requirements
will be left to the wisdom and judg
ment of the State Superintendent it
is safe to say that that part of the
public high school system will be
well cared for, for there is no abler
or more careful Superintendent of
Public Instruction than our own
James Y. Joycer. These public
high schools will do much to pro-
Tide the State with better equipped
teachers in the elementary public
schools, and this alone will be worth
many times what they will cost.
Towns having one thousand in
habitants are nob entitled to State
aid in establishing and maintaining
public high schools, but the Connty
Board of Education may contract
with p blic high schools, in such
towns in give instruction ia the
high schools grades in case no pub-
lie high schools are estar'ab.ed id
the county L The approj iuv.on for
public high schools will not be sc u
cieut to establish four in every coun
ty iu tne State, and for that leason
Randolph should go to work to got
the full number allowed the co! Jty
before they are taken by othor coun
ties. We should like to see tne tun
nuutber established in our county,
and if our people will put forth
suL :ieu effort it can be i! r"
Tne requirements to be Co .sici-r
ed first ar as follows: (1) V r-bHi
school running not less than five
month? in the year with two teach
ere; (2; it school house having three
good rooms, and (a) SzoO.OO deposi
ted "it! the couuty tKa .er fcr
cue ..unli' high school tu oe estab
lished. Ot course it should be re
itenilertd that $250.00 is the mini.
mum requirement; the otate win
give dollar for dollar up to $500.00
For further information persons
interested might see the County
Boad of Education at its meeting ou
the first Monday in May.
DON'T WANT THE BELL.
Report at JRandleman that Aibrboro
Has Granted Franchise, False
The telephone agitation continues
but it is not hard to distinguish the
will of the people as to granting
the Bell Telephone Company fran
chise to enter Asheboro with its
liue. Petitions were circulated last
week for the purpose of ascertain
ing the will of the subscribers, and
practically al! who have been shown
the petition have signed freelv. The
petition urges the town commission
ers to i.eny the Company the tran
chise. All advocate securing long
distance through the local company
by connection with the Bell at the
The majority of the , opie are
opposed to the Bell and its methods.
The statement reported to have
been made by the Bell Telephone
Co. repre entative ' at Randleman
yesterday afternoon that a bad fran
chise in Asheboro had been secured
for the Bell is untrue utid without
foundation. Next week we will
publish a letter from Mr. II P.
Greir, of Statesville, which throTs
light upon the methods of the Bell
Company, which are similar to the
misrepresentations made at Kandle
man vesterdav. It will lie hard to
select a board of Alderman in Ashe
boro who will permit the Bell Tele
phone Co. to enter the town. There
are not five citizens of the town
who favor it.
Kpworth League C inference or Green
boro District Will Meet at Old
In accordance with the plan of
work suggested by the Greensboro
District League Conference rst Sep
tember, an Ep worth League Rally
will beheld at Trinity N. U., on
Friday and Saturday April 26-27,
for the southern part of the district.
A session will be arranged for
Epnorth League Rally at Trinity.
The followinc is the program of the Ep-
worth League lially at Trinity, N. C April
25 27, 1907.
TIHRWAT, APRIL 25TII, AT 8 P. U.
Musical and Literary Entertainment bv
the Trinity High School.
FRIDAY Al'RIL SOlH, AT 10 A. K.
Devotions l?ev. M. D. Hicks.
Address Need aud Advantages of the
league Rev '. A. Wood.
Paper The Second Department Miss Pearl
Music iu the League Mrs. E. E Kapbart
Sermon Rev. N. R. Richardson.
2:30 P.- if.
Devotions Rev. C. A. Wood.
Paper The Junior League Miss Genevia
Reports of Junior Leagues.
The Devotional Department Mr. W. N
Paper The Literary Side Miss Merrie
Reports and experiences in League work.
7:30 t. M.
Sonet Service led by the Trinity League. .
Address ihe Need of the Hour Rev. G. H.
BATCRDAT, APRIL 27TH AT 9 A. M.
Devotions Rev. J W. Ingle.
Address The Missionary Department Prof,
W. A. Binim.
The Boys' League Rev L. 1. Ftlls.
New Leagues in this Uonference year.
Question Box opened by the President.
God be with you till we meet again".
IN HIGH POINT BANES.
I. A. Brlles and W. C. Petty Choaen Far
Changes hive just taken place in
the affairs of the First National
Bank of Hich Point. Lee A. B riles,
a native of Randolph county, has
been elected vice-pr sideut.
W. C. Petty, a son of the late W
O. Petty, of Carthage, will go to
Hi;;h Point for permanent residence
and will assume the duties of secre
tary and treasurer of the North
Carolina Savings Bank and Trust
Company, lie is a young man
graduate of Wake Forest College,
iiiid was for a long time associated
with the Carthage railroad in the
capacity of auditor and general
M-iior U . i. tint line. ;l Durham,
wi' a pa.- gtr on one of ihe south
biund tiainfl Tuesday morning.
OVER $4000.00 TO BE GIVEN
AWAY BY AUGUST 1ST, 1907.
Popular Young Ladies in .Piedmont Section of North Caro
lina and Randolph and adjoining Counties to Be Awarded
Prizes to the Value of $4,050.00 Ministers Will Be Sest
to the Jamestown Exposition 3o to Work Now for the
Best Weekly New3pSper in the State.
Next week The Couritr inaugurates the grand voting contest,
presenting the most valuable prizes ever offered by any weekly, not
only in North Carolina, but in the entire South.
For ySars The Courfer has offered valuable premiums to its
readers, representing hundreds of dollars each year, but this time the
premiums represent the thousands. Such a stupendous undertaking
by The Courier has caused many to wonder.
Much time has been spent in perfecting the plan and no expense
has been spared in arranging the list
will recognize as worth competing for. Enter your names in this con
test ot once. You may win the$40D.OO piano, or be one of the winners
ihe Jamestown party. Secure
first appearance of the names.
Every young white woman (niar
iod or single) who reads The Cour
ier or hears of this contest, is an eli
gible candidate foi trio capital prize
a $400 Kimball Piano. The con-
est closes July 31st, 11)07, which
means that the worker who wins re
ceives a siilary of inoie than a .hun
dred dollars a month for her labor.
Great care has been taken m ar
ranging tne ".lamearowH opeciai,
which affords one ot tlie best oppor
tunities for seeing tne .exposition
that has yet, or will be offered to the
Courier readers in the districts to be
announced next week.
In addition to the piano and the
Jamestown trips, there will be given
away piano certificates, four schol
arships in King's business College
and high schools and colleges in the
state, watcbes, sewing macnines, etc.
Head the advertisement on tne sec
ond page of this issue.
All that is necessary to enter the
contest is that the young lady shall
be in good standing aud one or more
ballots polled for her. Those who
would like to euter the contest are
requested to send in their nanes as
soon as possible. The coupons
printed in this paper are good for 10
days ouly and must be polled before
the expiration of the date printed on
each ballot. Votes are allowed on
subscriptions pa'.d as follows:
The Courier 1 yr at $1 in April 500
U . 4. r,iay 4UU
" " " June 300
" July 200
The prizes are arranged as follows:
1. $400. UO ivimoaii i lano.
CRUSHED WITH A ROCK.
The NegroejI-'lghtandOne Receives In-
Juries Resulting In Death,
Pittsboro. N. C, April 12. On
last Saturday afternoon about five
o'clock two negroes named Walter
jivans anu nnev omuu cugngcu u
a difficulty about one and a half
miles norm oi ure run, uunng
which Evans used a rock on Smith's
head, crushing his sknll and caus
ing ins deatn iwenty-iour m urs
later. The slayer was arrestee. Dy
Derjutv Sheriff S. U. Dunlap and
committed to jail, after a prelimi
nary hearing before . M. oorreu
Justice of the Peace! This is the
first homicide in Chatham in 15
Sunday morning fire was discov
ered in the barn of J. C. Hill, in
Back t;reek towr-hip, near Flint
Hill. Such headway had been gain
ed by the flames that all effort to
control it was futile. The barn,
gtanary, a lot of feed and farm im
plements were destroyed. Mr. uin
succeeded in getting his stock out,1
however. Rats are supposed to have
struck a match, setting fire to the
barn. Mr. Hill had no
To Organize Another Company.
E. M. Armfield, of this city, and
C. C. McAlister, of Asheboro, wens
to Spray this morning to be present
at the orgatization of the Imperial
Savings and Trust Company at that
place. High Point Enterprise.
Tom Walker, the negro who mur
dered two policemen at Fayetteville,
was hanged Monday. He met death
bravelv and for twenty minutes be
fore t tie h ur of executiou he ad
dressed the crowd from the window
iftnt ,e'1 8liyiug that whiskey
8en his ruin.
of awards that Courier readers
as many votes as possible at the
2. $150.00 Piano Certificate.
3. Two scholarships in King's
Business-) College in Raleigh.
4. Two scholarships in High
Schools and colleges in the JSUte.
5. Ten trips to the Jamestown
(. Four Piano Certificates valued
at $100 00 each.
7. Two New Home Sewing ma
chines. 8. Two Ladies' Gold Watches,
valued at $25.00 each.
9. Four Piano Certificates, valued
at $75.00 each.
10. 45 Piano Certificates, valued
at $50.00 each.
MINISTEH3 TO JOIX COURIER EXPO
The Courier has also decided to
take six ministers to the James
town Exposition in the party of
young ladies. The latter will be
under the personal supervision of a
Courier official aud chperoiie. The
ministers receiving the largest num
ber of votes in the districts to be an
nounced next week will bs included
in the party.
Now you are off! Vote for the
lady of your choice or your pastor
when you pay your subscription.
Those who enter the contest
should woik for new subscribers
and secure the reuewal subscriptions
of old ones. Every dollar brings
you nearer the Big Prize, and you
are sure to get one of the smaller
ones, each one being well worth the
effcrt. Begin at ouce by securing
one ballot and Bend us your name;
BOY KILLED BY CAR.
Son of Former Krankllnvllle Citizen
i Kan Over In Greensboro.
Master Gradv. the 12 -vear-old
Bon ef B. A. Allred, was run over
, and fatally injured by a street car
at ureeusooro rriaay alter uoon.
The boy and companions were play
ing ball in the street in front of
the Asheboro Street Graded School
whea one of the boys threw the ball
across the track. Not noticing the
approacmng car tne boy darted in
front of it in pursuit of the ball
The car could not be stopped and
the wheels passed oer the body.
He died in a few minutes. The
body was taken to Frinklinville
and interred Saturday afternoon.
Mr. Allred moved from Frank
linville about two years ago and is
employed by the Greensboro Fur
niture Manufacturing Company.
Mr. J. Redding Raccombs to Heart
Trouble at Ji.ckaon Springs.
Mrs. J. A. Bedding, of Millboro,
daughter of Hugh McCain, of Back
Creek township, died suddenly at
Jackson isprings yesterday morning
one nau oeeu in in ueaim iur bo me
time and had 'een at Jackson
Springs for three ks.
Mrs. Redding n vised by ber
husband, and sev. children. The
deceased is a sis e. of Mrs. J. S
Ridge aud Mr. !.. McCain, of
The remains were brought here
last night and taken to her home at
Millboro for interment
She WKsan exc llent woman and
leaves a host of friends. Heart
disease is the attributed cause.
Cant. 11. II. Kennedy is having
his new residence on Sunset avenue
SHORT NEWS ITEMS
The new bank at Gibsonville,
opet.ed for business last week with
Hon. E. J. Ju3tice will deliver
the address before the graduating
class of Oak Ridge Institute May 21.
Mayor Boyden, of Salisbury, 1ns
been nominated for re election to
that office and his success is assured.
The Worth Bugley monument
will be unveiled on the capital feipiare
at Raleigh May 20th. Richmond
Pearson Hobson will deliver the
The Woman's Foreign MisH-inary
Society of the Western North Caro"
lina Conferences, of 'he M. E.
Church, will meet at Greensboro in
Miss Kathleen Maie Smith and
Joseph Thompson, two of Lexing
ton's most popular young people
wen; married at the Lutheran
Church at Lexington, Abril 3d.
While relatives of the late Win.
Collins were searching his residence
for a will they opened a chest and
found $l,50ft" in gold. They also
found $140 in au old vest but no
Robert Kearns son of Rev. I. F.
Kearns formerly of this county but
now of Madison Station, Ala. ia
visiting relatives in the this place
ana surrounding county.
Mr. aud Mrs. B. W. Terrell, of
Gaeensboio, and Mrs. E. P. Have?.
of Randleman. have returned" to
their hom after visiting Mr. and
Mrs. Z. M. Rea. High Poin Enter
The small child of Dr. and Mrs.
W. W. Fife, grand dauffhter of the
late W P. Fife, died at the hotel at
ThomaBville Sunday. The burial
took place" at Fayetteville Tues ay.
Supt. G. H. Crowell, of the High
Point Graded School announces
that Hon. Theo. F. Klutz, of Salis
bury will deliver the literary address
at the closing of the school on May
Oscar Nesbir, a young farmer of
Woodleaf, was painfully hurt Fri
day. While hauling logs the chain
broke and a log knocked him down,
rolling over his body. One ehr was
torn off and his body badly bruised.
It is said that the Bell Company,
which has been in a contest with a
local company at Statesville for
some time, has' decided Jto surrender
the field and only maintain a long
distance office in that town.
A daughter of J.' C. Williams, of
Salisbury, was inflicted by saliva
from a cow which had hydrophobic,
and wi :ed with violet spasms
Moivl was taken to Lexing
ton f lent aad the child is
The towii of Cl.ilpaucingo, Mexi-
ico, was destroyed by an earthquake
Monday, the known dead number
eleven. The town of Chilapa is also
report e 1 destroyed. Shocks contin-
at intervals of an honr. The
people are panic stricken, leaving
the towns for open country.
The Jury in the Thaw Case was
dismissed Friday after deliberating
hours ou a verdict, hopelessly
divided. Seven were for conviction of
murder in the first degree and five
for acquittal, and Thaw was re
committed to jail to await a new
trial. The case was taken up by
tne court January 2J.
The state board of osteopathy, re
cently created by legislative act
organized at Kaleigh last week with
Dr. W. B Meacham, Asheville, pres
ident; Dr. A. R. Tucker, Durham
secietary; Dr. II. C. Ray, Charlotte,
treasurer. One of the principal
duties ot tne board win be to ex
amine and lic( nse any persons who
are allowed to practice this school of
medicine in this state.
FALSE REPORT AS TO DR. PAT-
The report printed in the morn
ing Dailies Tuesday that R. D. Pat
terson, cf Liberty, had killed his
wife, is untrue, and without any
grounds, whatever. A telegram was
received iu AEheboro yesterday morn
ing denytog the report.
The meeting in progress at the
L resoytenan Uliurch conducted by
liev. U. V. Miller is being well at
tended. M'rmons are held every
a ternoon anu nignt i ne services
are conducted ou a Bible siady plan
and are exciting much interest.
Industrial Notes of Interest in the
BANK OPENS AT RAMSEUR.
New Brlrk Store for Aoheboro Baw Mill
Converted Into Sash. Door and Uliad
Factory at Hi own Outlook Bright.
The Bank of Ramseur opened
April 10th under favorable circum
stances. The deposits that day a
mounted to nearly $3500 Mr. I. F.
Craven was the dm depositor and
Mr. G'C M . Kimerv the second. Thia
dank is in very safe hands, Mr.
W. il.Wat.kinH is the president and
Mr. R. F. Smith the cashier.Our peo
ple have already discovered what a
convenience it is Jnud we most con
fidently predict a most prosperous
future for it
Plaiiifi.v Mill at ltrowu Converted Into
a I'ai ti ry forSashoK Duors and Blinds.
W. II. Allen, of Brown, was in
Asheboro Saturday on busiuess.
Mr. Allen bus for two years operated
a planing mill at Brown, with such
success that he has within the past
two months installed machinery for
making sash doors, aud blinds, and
all kinds of building material. Tha
new departments are now working
full time and Mr. Allen informs
us that he finds a ready market for
his entire product.
Klliott Way, who left Asheboro
a few weeks ago, is superintendent
and Rufus Brower, who also lived in
Asheboro until a short time ago is
foreman of the plaining department.
Mr. Allen has just completed two
nice residences near the factory V
which are occupied by Messrs Way
NEW BRICK STORE.
Will Be Erected On Corner of Depot
Street And The Railroad.
The Lewis-Wiuslow Hardware Oot
will begin the erection of a two-story
brick building on the .North east
corner of Depot Street aud the rail
road in a few davs. The building
will be 52 by 100 feet. It will be
occupied by the Lewis-Wmslow
Hardware Compnuy when completed.
Asheboro should push the erection
of nice brick business houses, thereby
reducing tie insurance rate and the
street work started . and the
growth of the town in all branches
of merchandis ngand manufacturing
and it will be recognized the most
desireable town for home seekers in
Piedmont North Carolina.
Nice residences s centrally ljcated.
for reut are in demand.
NEW METHODIST SCHOOL.
J. C Stout, Formerly of Randolph.
Secures Large Contract For Build
ings. The trustees of the Carolina
Methodist College for young women.
at Maxtoo have awarded the contract
for the erection of the buildings to
J. C. Stout, ot Rtcky Mount. Mr.
Stout formerly lived iu Randolph
ihe central building is to be
known as the administration build
ing, and is to contain ten lecture
rooms and seven music looms, two
society halls, cloak roDms, physical
culture department, chemical labora
tory and equipment, and gymn isium,
and au auditorium modern i.i con
struction and equipment to accom
modate a thousand.
It is planned that there eh ill be
two doi mitories, each to acummo
date two hundred and fifty girls,
and to contain a dining am1 culina
ry depai tmeut.
The approximate cost of the
buildiugs is to le $100,000. Al
ready the sum of $25,000 has bnn
procured and an agent is in the
Hd procuring at the rate f $5,000
a month for this institution .
Pop Gun In Fire.
Albemarle, N. C. A pi ''
Matthew M. Furr and L..
amily hid quite a scare eeveral day ago.
A hollow ttick of wood was ' .rown
on the fire, foil wed by see 1 explo
sions. Soim-one had hidden : aded
pistol iu the log, and the negi.gence
came near causing disattter "i Mr.
Z. T. Bird spent Sunday and.
Monday here with his family.