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VOL XXXII. ASHEBORO, C, -THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1907. No 2.
Observed By Simple Services Here
RANDOLPH CAMP W- C. VETER
Delegation Will Attend Reunion t
Richmond Orttoera Elected Name of
Veteran Whose Application Hare
Been Approved Other to be Added.
Friday. May 10th, observed
throughout the South as Confederate
Memorial Day was fittingly observed
by the local Chapter Daughters of
the Confederacy and the Confederate
The Daughters met at tbe Acade
my Friday morning at 10 o'clock
and held a simple but pretty memo
rial service, of prayer appropriate
reading, etc, after which they were
joined by a numbei of confederate
veterans in the procession to the
cemetery when after prayer the
craves of the known Confederate
Dead were decorated with flowers
provided by the Chapter.
This was the first service held in
Asheboro, and it ha bi en decided to
make the observance of Memorial
Day an annual event.
Preceding the memorial exercises
a number of veterans met at tbe
academv and perfected the orguniza
tion of the Randolph Camp W. C.
Veteraus, with the following officers:
Commander, X. C. McAlister.
1st Lieut. Com B. H. Lassiter.
2nd Lieut. Com J. W. All red.
3rd Lieut. Com T. B. Tysor.
4th Lieut. Com A. J. Bush.
Adjt A. C.Rusb.
Quirter Master Z. A. Cranford.
Oommis&ary T. W. Andrews.
Surgeon Dr. F. E. Asbury.
" Asst. Surgeon Dr. T. C. Dowd.
Chaplain to be filled.
Sec A Treas P. H. Morris.
Sergt. Maj W. S. Lineberry.
Color Sergant E. D. Tucker.
Vidette J. W. Jolly.
1st Color guard Z. A. Lewallen.
2nd Color guard J. T. Shaw.
Col. A. C. McAlister presided and
Col. W. P. Wood acted Secretary.
The meeting was opened by prayer
by Rev. J. D. Hackney, of Franklin
ville. Delegates to the Annual Reunion
were appointed as follows:
Commander A. C. McAlister, W.
P. Wood, Dr. F. E. Asbury, Z. A.
Lewallen, J. W. Jolly, T. W.
Andrews, J. A. Ilenson and V. S.
Crow son. Other veterans who can
may join the party and become
Applications of membership in
the Raudolph Camp have been re
ceived and epproved from the follow
ing veterans in the county:
A. C. McAlister, Asheboro; Z. N.
Williams. Climax; Eli II. Jarrell.
Randleman; Coney Spivey, Randle
man;T. VV. Andrews, Bulla; J. A.
Hinson, Randleman R. F. D.; W. S.
Crowson Asheboro; Thompson Siler,
Climax; W. P. Wood, Asheboro; P.
H. Morris. Asheboro; Thos. C. Dowd,
Seagrove; A. C. Rush, Asheboro; W.
B. Scott, Michfield; J. W. Pugh Mil
boro; E. K. Moffitt, Franklinville; Z.
A.XJranford, Hill's Store; B. F. Par
risb.Hill's fetore; W. R. Asheworth,
Asheboro; Jno. W. Jolly, Asheboro,
W.S. Lineberry, Milhoro; A. M. Mc
Collum, Randleman; Wm. M. Steven
eenRandlenian R.F.D.; M. H. MoEt,
Asheboro; Ruben Swainey, Asheboro;
E. D. Tucker, Seagrove; T. L. Rus
sell, Thomas ville; A. J. Rueh, Farm
er; Murphy Burriss, Ramseur; P. A.
Williams. Hemp; S. F. Pugh, Mil
boro; WmSkil'icorn, Strieby; N. C.
Allred, Climax; F. L. Johnson, Ran
dleman; J as Swaney, Randleman;
Kelly Litbam, Seagrove;- J. W. All
reb, Ramseur; J. D. Hackney,
Franklinville; C. M. Vestal, Randle
man; B. H. Lassiter, Randleman;
D. A. Sykes, Pisgah; L. O. Sugg.
Erect; Th( s. B. Tysor,Erect;3Lem
uel Spencer, Seagrove; Iredell Rob
bins, Asheboro; J. T. Shaw, New
Hope Academy; Z. A. Lewallen,
Asheboro; R. L. Coltra1 e, Randl -man;
R. Johnson, Asheboro; No, 2.
M. H. Lamb, Asheboro; J. J. Kim
ery, Liberty; Jas. Martindale, Frank
linville; A. B. Steele, Franklinville;
Dr. F.E. Asbury, Asbury; C. H.
Welch, Cheeks; Hiram Gardner
Cheeks; Sol. York, Ramseur; II. H.
Nance, Flora; A. F. Ward, Liberty;
Ho. 1. turn uean, Asueooro; V. It.
Veteraus in tbe county should
make application for membership at
once if they have not done so.
Blanks can be secured by writing
Commander A. C. McAlister, of
Meeting to be Held With Church Kep
relented In That Body A two Month
A Committee from the Piedmont
Baptist Association will visit the
ahurches who are members of that
body during the next two mouths
for the purpose of stimulating in
terest in the cause of State Missions.
The Committee is composd ot prom
inent members ef the Association.
They were at Summerfield May 10th
and will visit the other churches the
Ramseur, June 10, at night
Franklinville, June 11,
Cedar Eal's, June li, "
Worthville, June 12,
Randleman, June 13, "
Sandy Creek, Jnne25, "
Macedonia, June 26, " "
Mount Zion, June 27, "
Liberty, June 28, " "
Union meeting with .Liberty fol
SUBJECTS AND SPEAKERS.
The Lord's Teaching on tte Ute of
Money State Missions, C. h.
Maddry and J. B. Richardson
Proportional Giving Among Indivi
duals and Objects, W. 11. btnek
i land, J. L. Barett
Individuals Responsibility to Carry
put the Great Commissions, A
C. Hamby, J. A. Hackney
S' stematic or Scriptural Contnbn
tions, Thos. Carriek, W.;ll. Eller
The way we go About Getting up
money, 0. L. rowers, W
Intelligent Giving-Dr. H. W. Battle
r. H. Jones J
A committee of ladiei will accom
pany the committee in the interest
of Ladies Auxiliaries.
Meeting Held In office of Ketlrfng May
or taut Thursday night
The retiring board of town com
missioners was in session at the office
of Mayor E. Moffitt Thursday night.
retm m from the Baptist congre
gation a-. king permission to erect a
frame house of worship on the lot
recently purchased ou church street
was prpseoted and the right was
It was also announced that the
Bell telephone Company desired to
withdraw its recent application for
a franchise to enter Asheboro and
the same was granted.
After allowing claims and trans
acting such other routine business
of minor importance, the new officers
took the oath.
All the new officers were present
excepting Commissioners, W. F.
Redding and W. J. Miller and clerk
Upon taking his seat Mayor Henry
M. Robbins appointed Commissioners
Otis Rich and M. C. swoon, a com
mittee to receive and audit the booLs
of the retiring officers.
Commissioners E. Moffitt and M.
C. Spoon were appointed to consti
tute a temporary street committee
They vtill serve untU a full meet
ing of the board can be had and per
manent committee) appointed.
A ctreet committee was considered
necessary in view of the work now
being done on Fayetteville street.
M. W. Parrish was appointed list
taker for the town of Asheboro.
War on Hone of III Repute.
The keepers of thirteen house of
ill repute in Salisbury were indicted
by the grand jury at the recent term
of Rowan Superior Court. Three
of the keepers were also indicted for
selling liquor without license. They
had licence from the United State
but not from the State, county, or
city. Tbe keepers and inmates of
all these houses fled from the city
before arrests were made except
tnree of the keepers of small houses
with not more than one or two in
It is not generally known bnt the
last legislature enacted two laws tha
provisions of which will put every
bawdy hones in the State out of busi
ness. One tf the acts provides
that the general reputation of the
charactei of the iumates shall be
cimpstent evideuc?. The o. her act
provides that the chief of police
shall every thirty days investigate
and report the names bf all inmates
of such houses aud that warrants be
sworn cut for their airest and that
they be tried aud punished as are va
grants. By classing them- with idle
persons without honest means of
support, the getting rid of them is
an easy Vruatter.
Hard Work The Motto of The
ENCOURAGING REPORTS COM
ING IN DAILY.
Plain Matemeiit nf Prize anil How
They are- to he .1 warded I. nf I'ai.
ilidrftcN and Mow They Xtood eaterday
There are a great many conjec
tures being made in every section
where the uews of the Courier's $4.
(KjTr.ontest has gone, aa to who the
wiuuers will be, but it is absolutely
impossible to determine this point
until the last vote has been counted
on July 31st as no one has it walk
Most of the contestants are run
ning a very close race, although as
usjI there are some who are lagging,
these few could easily cttch up and
they would litve an equal chance of
winning one of the valued prizes.
H treat ileal of b)s;eliiat.J work
ami 1 Jarring" is necessary before
the end is r ached. All hope to win
sunif of these prizes, but the ones
wu.i win aie the ones who work now.
not Miv uliu linger along and try
to ui;ke a spurt on ihe homestretch.
There were never prizes more lib
eral offered the readers of any paper
in North Carol iua than are being
givtii awav by the Courier.
To avoid any misunderstanding
about the arrangement of the prizes
to be awarded at the close of the con
test, August 1st l'J07, we publish
the list below.
The capital pi ize is a $400 Kim
ball piano, to the person anywhere
who secures the largest number of
vo'es duriug the coutest.
The 'it-xt is a $150 piano certifi
cate, worth its face value in part pay
ment of a new piano of the Kimball
The third aud fourth prizes are
scholarships in King's Business
College at Raleigh. The fifth and
sixth pi izes are scholarships in the
best ecnools iu,ihe state, given to the
six peraoua who receive tLMhest
These are the grand prizes. Then
come the Jamestown Exposition
To equalize the territory and" to
give every section a chance to bi re
presented in tbe party, we have ar
ranged the trips in the following
discncts,the person getting the larg
est vote in each . district, will be
awarded the trips, provided, however
that they have not won one of the
first 8ix priz.-g mentioned above. The
districts are shown in the big adver
tisement on the thud page of this
The seventeenth to the twentieth
inclusive will each be awarded a
piano certificate valued at $100.
The twenty-first and twenty
second each a New Home Champi n
The twenty-third and twenty
fourth highest will be awarded lad
ies' hunting case cold watches,
warranted for 20 years, and valued
To the next four piano certificates
valued at $75 each.
Then there are forty-five certifi
actes valued at fifty dollars each for
those below the twenty eighth.
Persons who win the piano certifi
cates of one hundred and fifty dol
lars, or the four one hundred dollar
certificates, or the scholarships who
desire to do so may exchange them
for either a sewing machine or a
ladie'd gold watch.
We have arranged to secure some
sewing machines and watches for
thi b special purpose, so that every
one may be satisfied.
The names of ladies who have re
ceived votes sir.ee the contest began
Mh8 Lena Kearns 4W0
Jennie lavis 500
Corhina Anman fM!
Slrona Morirau 8600
May Iiic kens .' 14575
Ada Newby ,
Mm. W. h. Keller
U. L. Kearns
' NUMBER .
Mrs. h. F. FentresK
M isb Kleta Parks
" Henrietta Dickens
" lxivey riwaiin. ... ,
" Sallie Sottlciiu'ver
' M iks Clara Wall
iallie Lineberry... ,
' Nvttitt Cri)M
" Ktlicl Barker
' Lajra SlinsoM
' Annie Khtck
' Sallie I'liotmiK
" Florence Lulhcr,.
" Sallie Kint
Li.zic l.tnith . ..
luisy t Morii,..
Made Fine Record Last year Is
ARTICLE FROM SUPERINTEN
DENT CHAS. M. STALEY.
1'erurutiiK of Attendance Comparrd
Willi Former Trar'N Iteourd ofUrailci
The New Building.
The "raded school of Asheboro
ninde tin unusually tine record dur
year just close.l-a record
that is not surpassed, perhaps, bv
any town ia the State. It shows
that the people of Asheboro are
fully alive to the importance of ed
ucating their children, and are
.nuking the most of the opportunity.
The io?al enrollment for the ses
sion was 302, or more than 8 per
teat of the school population. The
average for the towns of the State is
l-ss than 00 per cent, from which it
will he seen that Asheboro is 25 per
cent above the average. It is prob
able th.it the enrollment would
have been still larger had there been
room t accommodate more pupils.
As it was, some outside pupils were
refused admittance because of a luotc
The regularity of attendance dur
ing the entire year was remarkably
good. The average daily attendance
wis 2$0-or 93 per cent of the month
ly enrollment. It is interesting to
note that the attendance has just
doubled in three years, since the
average daily attendance three years
ago was 140. This is a fine record of
The enrollment by grades is given,
which wilt show the crowded condi
tion of the school.
First Grade Ill
Third , 48
Ninth ., 9
The year's work has been ve y
haid ou the teachers, bei-ause of t: e
fact that in eve;v room there were
more pupils than could be eeate'
co nfortable. Yet in the face of th
trying coudition the work has been
well doue, and the percentage of prc
nntions was larger than it was last
Asheboro has a cause to be proud
ef the pi ogress the school has made,
and the iuterest manifested by the
parents. Wheu the new school
building is completed and equipped
as it 3nould be, the people of Ashe
boro can.boast off school facilities
equal to those of auy town io the
State. And without doubt the re
coib of next year will show even
graetea progress than that of the
year just closed.
Wm Born In Randolph.
Mrs Burrel Wood, died at her
home at Talahoma, Tenn. May 5th,
at the age of 96 years. Mrs Wood
was born and reared in Randolph,
but rem yed to Tennessee many yews
ago. She is an aun; of Col. W. P.
Wood, of Asheboro, and is survived
by a brother, Harris Birkhead, of
Alabama, who is 94 years old.
Concord Woman Kills Self Sett
lira. Emily Maeruder Gibson,
wife of Robert E. Gibson, of Con
cord, N. C, committed suicide last
week by swallowing carbolic acid at
the home of William H. -Gorman,
brother of the late Senator Gorman,
at Catone ville, a suburb of Baltimo e.
MNs Lola Bruton
Mrs. Geo. H, Yow
PISTRK'T .NO. 1.
3. H. Stow...
N. R. Richardson
W. K. Swain
B. F. Harnett
J. W. 1'igle
;. A. Wi
I. W. Frank
C. M. Camplicll ....
K. (!. Horner
S. T. Movie
W. R. KvhiH..
1). N. Caveness
M. I). Hicks
I. H. Moton
J. I. N-swton
Sec. R. M. Phillips, of the Greens-
boro chamber of commerce, has re-
signed, to enter other business.
An announcement 'f the marriage
of Miss Mabel Lee D. Earmin to
Stephen C. Clark, at High Point
May 8th, has been issued.
Mr. T. J. Gardner died Friday at
hi home at Greensboro. The re
mains were taken to Gleudon, Moore
county, for interment.
f!nrri Vatinn rnlil 4 llui-mnri f.
; E, Heibg olo i'a; 'aat w'eek th-it she
was going to make a date for Salis
bury in the zent future.
Mr. II. II. Brooks, of Grceusboro,
has established a medal at Oak Ride
Institute to be known as the R. II.
Brooks medal for oratory, to be given
Col. John R. Webster, editor of
Webster's Weekly, predicts that
Hon. V. W. Kitchin will be the
next goveruer of North Carolina.
S. E. Hall, editor of the Union
Republican at Winston-Salem, has
resigned to devote his time to the
practice of law. He is succeeded by
J. 15. VjOSIM.
The dwelling of Pink Mavberry
of Eagbe Mill township, Iredelfcoun
ty was burned Friday night. The
Die orijjuated from a defective flue.
The loss is p;obably $1,500.
At Thcmasville A. F. Sams was
elected mayor aud Messers. E. W.
Cates, ). A. Elliot, S. II. Avcrett,
Dr. J. W. Peacock and J. W. Lam
beth were elected commissioners.
The Grand Encampment of the
Independent Order of Odd Fellows
will meet with Salem Encampment.
No. 20, at Winston Salem, Tuesday
August 13. The meeting will be in
session two days.
W. L. Hudson, former superinten
dent of terminals at Spencer, has
been appointed superintenent of the
Danville division of Southern Rail
way, succeeding Mr. C. S. Lake,
Ths High Poiut Machine Coni
pauy has purchased a tract of land
at Pomona and will erect buildings
to which its shops will be moved
when completed. $25, 000 will be
spent in building and equipments.
Truck shippers of the east have
been handicapped because of the re
fusal of the railroads to accept per
ishable freight, for the north except
at shipper's risk. This action on the
part ot the railroads is caused by the
dock strike in New York.
Dr. .Tno. G. Broaduux, of Greens
bo"o, died suddenly at his home last
week, tbe u suit of a weak heart.
He was 78 years old, and was a
greatly beloved physician of the old
school. He is survived by his wife
and one son, J. G. Broadnax, Jr., of
After a consultation with the offi
cers of the Jamestown Exposition
Co., Friday, Secretary Cortelyou of
the U. S. Treasury department ap
proved the loan of $400,000 which
will meet the obligation of the Com
pany and leaves a balance for operat
W. G. Newman, extensively inter
ested in Rowan county mining pro
jects announces that he expects to
open up shafts on the Troutmar,
Stockton, Holmes and Mauney mines
and will begin getting out are at the
earliest possible moment. Mr New
man is the owner of these properties.
Fred Bush, a commission mer
chant of Atlanta, Ga., has been plac
ed nnder a $10,000 bond for assault
ing with intent to kill Miss Kate
McCarty, of that town. He sent her
an infernal machine by mail, which
exploded in Mrs McCarty 's hands
when she opened it. Mrs McCarty
is seriously injured.
Last Thursday the young ladies
of J. M. Hendnx's Sunday school
class of the Presbyterian Church at
Greensboro, celebrated the ninetieth
birthday of Dr. J. R. Callum,
presenting him with a handsome
geld headed cane. Dr. Callum
had uot missed a Sunday at school
during the past year
ihe dock strike in New "i ork i
reaching a critical stage. It is im
possible to secure men to load aud
unload vessels and the railroads con
tinue to dump great piles of freight
onthepieis. Exporters face heavy
storage charges due to the tefusal of
the steamer lines to accept freit-ht
1 yy&r 0n
i ATMfJr' Tshrn TooTrcT
TRAINING 0DER ISSUED
I BY JUDGE POCHARD.
Complaint Dellverrd at tbe QAr of tlket-.
Corporation C'oniiiiinaloit Thun4.r--.
Claim liicoustltutloualltj- t the
Freight nuri PaanenKeV Kciluctlolt .
Last week a preliminary restrain-
ing order was granted bv Judge
Pntchard, at Asheville, in "the- in-
junction asked by the Southerns
Railroad against the infwrcctnent Of
the Freight Keduc ion act and the
Passenger Rate Bill passed by the
last general assembly. Copies of
the Bill complaint have been Gled m
the office of the corporation com
mission aud with At orney General
Gilmer and his assistant, who are
also named as defendants.
The chief ground of reliance ia,
as was expected, that the charges
and rates prescribed by the acts at
tacked are so low a3 to decreise the
revenue of the railroad to a point
where it will not renrespnt. . fair re
turn. Tbe longest secC u of the
bill is devoted to a detailed mathe
matical calculation devised to show
this most important fact, the basis
ot calculation being the reports of
the year 1 905-1 900 as contrasted
with what it is alleged ih-y would
have been had the chi g a Aid rates
established by tbe two acts been ac
tually in effect during that year,
which is stated to be a fairly repre
There are many other grounds al
leged as establishing the unconstitu
tional character of vari.nis spnKnna
of the two bills, one of tbe most in
teresting and novel contentions be
ing that the very fixing of a maxi
mum rate is urcon titutional since
the complainant is guaranteed the
right to rai e its rates if necessary for
it to do so in order to realize a rea
A point of interest about the. re
straining order is that, in the event
mat, tne uate lor the laws to go into
effect arrives before the deter f.nn-
ditioned of the controversy the rail
way buau give oonu conditioned up
on its re-imhui'Sin? the nnhlin fnr
passenger fares and freight charges
paiu in excess or those prescribed by
the Legislature acts, in the event
that they shall be finally sustained
as valid by the courts.
Whatever the immediate niitnnm
in the Circuit Court, the suits will
eventually not be settled until an
opinion is rendered bv tbe Sunrflmft
Court of the United Statts.
SUDDEN DEATH AT JAMES
TOWN. Mr. J. SI. Wharton, On of Guilford'!
Koreraoat Citizens. Succnmba In
tntljrto Heart Trouble.
Last Sunday afternoon Mr. J. M.
Wharton, one of Guilford's foremost
citizens, died suddenly with an attack
of heart trouble as he sat on his
porch at Jamestown. The summons
cam at live o'clock without warning,
as he was apparently in his usual
health up to the -noment of his death.
Mr. Wharton was born near
Greensboro 73 years apo.
In his youth Mr. Wharton went
to Jamestown to manage a store and
has made that his home since.
His wife was a Miss Arm field, of
Jamestown. She is his sole survivor
Mall Clerk stole SIO.OOO; Gets 18
Wilmington, May 11. Edward A.
Nelson, the 'omer railway mail cleric
charged with the robbery of a pack
age containing $10,000 in currency,
consigned by the Atlantic National
Bank, of Wilmington, to its corres
pondent, the Chemical National
tfanK or jew lort, in this city last
March, was yesterday ssntpunfid in
the U. S. District Court to tigh
teen months' hard labor in the Atlan
The defendant made a nlea for
mercy in consideration of his con-
iession and .restoration of the fund a
The second quarterly meeting for
Asheboro circuit will be held at Mt.
Shepber ou Saturday May 18th.
H.T. S. B. Turrentine the Presiding
Fl ier will preach at 11 o'clock and
hold the quarterly meeting in the
afternoon. The friends will please
bring out lefreshments and serve
dinner on ; the grounds. The Pre
ssing Elder will i Is i preach on Sun
day at 11 o'cloK, let everybody
tome R. L. Melton