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ASHEBORO, N. C. THURSDAY, JULY 18. 1907.
GOV. GLENN TAKES A
HAND IN PASSENGER
RATE LAW FIGHT.
Instructs Judges and Grand Jurries to Indict Vio
lators Wrong Has Been Done the 'JState.
Raleigh, N.C., July 15. Govern
or Glenn announced the retention of
former Governor Chas. B. Aycock,
Speaker of the Ilouse of Representa
tives E. J. Justice aid S. G. Ryan,
as special counsel to assist Solicitor
Armisteai Jones in the prosecution
of the Southern Kail way Company
for selling tickets at more than the
maximum, 2 1-4 cent rate, the cases
being the true bills just returned in
which T. E. Green.' ticket agent is
to be arrested.
Being asked wh.it he thought of
Judge Long's uction in having the
railroads indicted for violating the
rate, law, thf governor replied: "I
heartily approve his course.'' Act
ing under his oath to execute the
law the judge could not hav done
less.'" The governor further stated
that at the leuueet of the solicitor he
had decided to employ counsel to aid
in the prosecution. Continuing the
governor said: "Since the decision
of Judge I'ritchard upon the rate
question, 1 have myself carefully ex
amined the law aod feel that a gre;:t.
wrong has been done the State, and
in order that every phase of the law
may be tested, have feh it my duty
to seud a letter to every judg of the
Superior Court in the Sure."
In this letter Governor Glenn
'The general assembly of North
Carolina on tho 2d day of March,
1907, passed an act prescribing the
maximum charges railroad compan
ies may make for transporting pas
sengers in North Carolina, 3aid act
fixing the maximum rate at 2 1 4
cents per mile, and going into effect
from and after July 1, 1907."
"As an executi ve officer of the
State it is my duty to see that the
criminal laws of the State are en
forced. The law is being violated
every day. 1 therefore ask you as a
judge of the Superior Court of the
State to properly instruct the grand
jury and to direct the solicitor of
your district to send bills against the
agents and employes of the railrqads
or its higher officials, thus openly
acting in defiance of law."
"I do not desire unnecessarily to
mulct the railroads in costs and ex
penses by sending a great number of
indictments against them, but only
enough to test in the State courts
every phase of the law, to the end
that the guilty parties may be
punished. If the railroads had
given this law a fair test (and inauy
are) to see if they could live under
its provisions without their property
being confiscated, and had found
that they could not, the people of
our State are just, aud, as I told
some of their leading officers,' I
would have promptly called a special
session of the legislature to have
remedied any wrong; but it is a
serious thing for a railroad, before
ever attempting to see if it could
live under the law's provisions, to
rush into the federal court to seek
to enjoin the will of a soverign state
as expressed by the general as
sembly." Judpe Pritchard Issues Restraining
A restraining order was issued
here Monday by Judge Piitchard, of
the United States Court, directed to
J. A. Spence, a lawyer who has
trougltsuit for 17 clients in Ran
dolph county from continuing or be
ginning civil suits for damages of
$500 each or fiom instituting crimi
nal proceedings against any agent
or employe of the Southern Kailway.
Beckwith has commenced the suits
for the penaltyof 500 each for h j
u n., c.c v.m.K vc. kWV,
Ann a finjirtor nunta ruilicuv fu V.v
The hearinc is set
for triday, Aug. 12th, at Asheville.
Jud-e Pritct.ard'8 son 7ets a woutliern
Asheville, July 15. Dr. Arthur
Pritchard, son of Judge J. C.
Pritchard, ha6 been appointed as
sistant surgeon of the Southern
Railway Company of this district
Sold II Ik Farm.
Mr. E. E. I'ugh has sold his farm
at Progress to Mr. B. A. Rogers of
Wisconsin. The consideration was
$2500. Mr. Rogers will move his
MURDER AT STAR.
One Xegr killed and Another
by IOIIk Baldwin.
Johu Q. Maness was shut ini'l in
stantly killed, and Wilson Baldwin
seriously injured in u light at, tnr
Saturday uisrht. bv Elia Powell
All are colored ami were employed
by the otar Lumber Company.
The shooting recurred about 2
o'.dock a: the h-jtne of lMi.irlnt.fi
Siuithertn m, a colored woman of i'l
repute. The cause of the trouble
is not known, l'owtli in .ile his s
Ciipe and ha lot it beet: caftured.
The I all which ciin-cl d.-uth of
Maness took eff-rt on Nie 1 ft c'leek
and severing r.h- jugular v! 11 cane
out on the right side of the victim's
It.tlil w i ts was shot in the jaw
Ilis wounds will not poii-f fatal
Itailrnad-i ."t h -1 Sake Conn rtin.
The Iiite!S"a"H Commerce Com.
mission hits dii !e;l t hit, rijlroaiU
must make nil .oot:i t::i 'n pract'ia
hie that ran he niadf without l.az
ard to the p'.ihlic. and where pros
pective business justifies "t. The
decision based mon the. com
plaint of th- Moli n Terminal Kail
way. against in- Son! hrn and Sen
boa d Air Line K-iiiways at Mdtae,
Ga. The complainant owns a roftd
about a mile long.
Tom Thomas, an operative at the
Victor Chair Factory, at High Point,
painfully lacerated his hand while
working at a lathe Saturday.
Mont Harris came down
Belfast, in Davidsou county Fridav i vw Belntf Tried at stonroe
and brings the news that, the oldest ! 'i'wenty-i'i.ieeHei.dants t.. i.
son of Alex Hedrick, liviug near
im.i ....or , i.,..;.in.,
lhZ lr '
The h , , ol() ,
. J . . '
rol.fen fha i.l.lni. )uni uu,n Un
I. .1.1 ;..i,...i . , , . . -
(lj a gb00t ou uJ fi j
awav at him. shootinc off one side
away at hint, shooting off one side ,n t0"a T x u'
of his face. The little fellow is 'lh,"'S VfT-y il j the
not dead, but is in a precarious con- fitet thi,c.ll"wr lwhiiisoa has ar-
dHioD.someofthebonesofhisheadlT; T , ?l f ?ufe"o
and face have been taken out. The
shooting was an accident, the boy
not knowing the gun was loaded.
Tliuniasville National Hank.
The First National Bank of
ThooiasviHe opened its doors for
business Monday. A. II. Kagan,
who was cashier of the Thomasville
Loan & Trust Co., assumes, the same
duties with the First National
WITHOUT A PARALLEL.
Governor Wartield, of Maryland, Says
Jamestown Exposition is Greatest Yet.
Norfolk, Va., Statesmen, sol
diers and philosphers who have vis
ited all the great Expositions of the
world unite in the opinion that in
architectural and natural beauty the
Jameetown chow his never had its
parallel. But it r-ntnined for Gov
ernor Edwin Wai field, of Maryland,
to gracef'il'y state the truth a.id
nothing but the r.ruih on the occa
sion of the Baltimore Day clebra
tiou at tne Kxoositio , June 27.
The governors rein :rlS along this
line were n follows:
"I visit .I !!)- Centennial in Phil-
I adelphia mi IS
the (Jo'iini'nii Ex
position i-i . 'h-M-iigo u, 1 :), uiiU the
sc. L.OH. s fii-r n r.Mi4, and I can j Oeeet.ev but is a direct violation cf
SIV iff) of t-K .'irenUon thai tlieirhe law. niinikhahlp with tin m-
lamestoH m K position i
them all fYo-u any s'a.') I
li'chitt'et.'nv and iia'iii'a
l.e Kxp .-:it 'ou ' i !i
not- I ;ie
1 1 ' ap.u -
"As f..r as the
' uon that hrtV- I
i lie'e a''e c fi
j tliev are it bo'ir
'-' iV I llal I
f 'i. lor I
Ip.trtv of tri -i.ii- to 1 1 i . r r lii'if
i the lull M'iv-i in-. I w ioI'!
1 wiiiing'v paid tliiit tnui ti tor cik-
must' whi :h w.-nt wit.li t h. dina-.-r.
I'ecan-e the (iovti nrneiit pier is
not liiiished yon s'louUl not l.'ame
r.ht-se patriotic people for it. In a
few weeks I his spot uill riiiirk the
iiiott beautifwl Exposition that
America has ever known.''
W. F. Ka'jgn, engaged in rail-J that he 'would subscribe one-fourth
nmd coi.struci.iori it: Georgia died 1 0f the capital stock and that he new
last week. Mr. Kaggan lived in i two others that would subscribe oue
Thomasville and married Miss Nan- j fourth each. This means that with
nie Hale, of Asheboro, several years in a BDort time Albemarle and Whit
ago. Mr. Riggan was a partner in nev will be connected with an elec
business with Mr. B. B. Wayne. I trie railway.
Yorktown Monument, Scene of Surrender of Cornwallis
Monroe. July lo. When court.
convened this m irning for the trial !
of the u!leg.-d lynchers of J. V.
I " " J ' - 1 1 " as l' " "
'ed to the doors with spectators. But
j there are not as many Anson county
" . . - , . tl'.1' -
that the cases of only 10 of the 2
defendants should be tried the first
week, the remainder being left over
for next week.
At 11:30 court adjourned until
2:30 this afternoon, when the State
sprang a surprise on the defense by
announcing the case against John
Jones as the one to be tried first.
Until then it was supposed that the
case of Zeke Lewis would be taken
up first as at the previous trial.
DEFACING SCHOOL PROPERTY.
Old .raded School Building Entered
Iteward for the Offender.
A serious offence was committed
Sunday at the Graded School when
some unknown person or persons
entered the building, badly disar
ranging furniture and defacing the
The building was entered by a
wiudow, and breaking the look on
th library door the miccreant pro
ceeded to overturn everything in
rech. The boaid of trustees offer
a reward for information leading to
the an est and conviction of the
It is also noticeable tmt thougt
less boys have wiitten on the walls
of the new sjhool building. Thi
j j net. only contrary to common
j impro-micut. Mischievous boys
j &boii!d take warning.
j THEATRE FOR ALBEMARLE.
j Culm '. rt t'losed lor the Krertlon oi'
I p-lii-! I.ilc ilnilliiiif--l'r(ispcct
A riti tit r t.'iittun iV.il!.
AiiM.;.llirj,., x. C, July 10. A
contract !'as inst. b"en rdone.l with
tViUtia;'! ii i',. A. Moral u for t.J.e. tpi-
a I ion of an o;,-ia house for Altieinvirle.
j M-w-. K. tt. Stai nes, 1). F. ai.d J.
ii.ivn', p,i.i;er Imve ui.itedin this hat.d-
sonie siiiicture. which "ill iie one of
the limst bniidings iu the town.
Alb-marle is to have another cot
ton mill in (lie nenr future. TnU
will be one of the largest, here and
will be furnished with jiower from
Whitney, ivbich iB only eight milfs
from here, iu this oouuty.
A niovei'ient is ou foot, to build
an electric railway from here to
Whitnuv. One fentleman haa nt.atHil
1 f 1
I Jones is a son of Feter Jones,
Morven, and is 23 years old.
Ten i ' notion to quash the indictment
Tried j was over ruled, and the court is pro
' r-cedinir with rhe in veticiition.
Twenty-three citizens of Anson
,,w.aY were charged with the crime,
'Lewis. Tom Adams, Lewis
, All iltllS. tj IVdO 15l) W Ittatl . f led 1 II 11 II.
j T'lmoiv Dunn. W.C Dunn. VVilli.-im
Dean, May Gulledge, Ben Holt,
1 John Jones' Ira Joh"'.Tom John-
; son, Lester Johnson, Battle Lewis,
Utis Martin, Joseph Neacham, John
McUurin J' Fr,ink Niven' Johu
: John Jones, Ira Johnson, lorn John
Nivea, V. A. Niven, Jim Swink and
B. F. Timmons. All of these were
arrested with the exception of Ben
Holt, Tom Johnson and Battle
Lewis, who fled the State immediate
ly after the occurrence and have
never been captured.
Henry A. liege, a prominent and
raspected citizen of Lexington, died
at his home in that place Friday
July 7th, aged 39 years.
COURT JUDGE M. H.
Cases Heard and Judgments Rendered The Jurors
No Important Cases Yet Called.
I he July term of Randolph Su-1
pirior court convened Monday
morning, Judge M. H. Justice
presid'n g. The court settled
down U busioiSs and from the first
it v.i seen that the docket would
l.H j iu-k !y dispatched.
Yesretdav morning the court
waited on the grand jury for returns
ai. l in !:e nfter, ioin having noth-
11 : t engage its attention Judge
Jue.:,.j d'-r.iisied the jurv until this
n: :.l:g lit 9 o'cloik. Monday
mornuig tne grant: jury was empan-j
nelleit, receiving the charge from
the court which was brief but com- j
Jiulge Juseice lutliued the duty:
oj. tl-Ht body plain and simple, cit !
it g f ie anous violation of the law
pniiii'i with death, line, and un
P'iC'!iii;ent, etc. ile compared the
cnaraeit-r of the irand jury to the
God.!- si of Justice blindfolded ii'id
holding the balances. They are to
weigi. tir.' evidence without know
ledge of p tsoms and render inip ir
tul ntivn-i, thin upholding thn
suotig arm cf the law.
(;: vni) .ifuoiis.
The folh'wing gentlemen were
chosen ni'-iiibers of the grand jury:
o. r. v o oe. .1. i. i.Hiiih .iMinr.K
V. Purvis, Ben Henley, T. A.
Wrenii, C. A. Burgess, A. 11. Craven,
J. T. Brookshire, W. C. Cox,
Thompson Siler, J. L. Owen, T. J.
Bulla, E. E. MoHitt, T. W. Auinan.
S. L. MolTirt, Jr., F. E. Byrd.Rich
ard liunt, J. F. Beesn. "Mr. Hen
ley is foreman.
J. M. Hin8haw was sworn in as
officer to ;lie grand jurv.
I'ifIT J cno its.
The following petit jurors weie
Willard Bray, J. E. Davis, W. L
Cranford.C. R. Curtis, A. D. Rich
ardson, J. A. Free, E. H. Hill, Jno.
Snider, W. E. Yow, J. C. White
head, J. W. Lassiter.
Cases disposed of by the court
are as follows:
State vs. Balfour Curtis, c. c. w.,
guilty, fined $10.00 and costs.
State vs. Alfred Hall, forcible
tresp iss,- guilty, fined $15 and costs.
State vs. Ben Henley, c. c. w.,
guilty, 3 months in jail with leave to
State vs. Chas. Sbipton, disturb,
ing congregation, lined $15.00 and
State vs. Duncan Green, disturb
ing congregation, guilty, fined $15
State vs. Walter Small, Martin
Trotter, Jas. Lamb, Jas. Bulla, Ed
Rebbins, Gurney Millikan, Sam
Bristow, Artildon Harrelson, dis
turbing congregation; Small, Bulla,
Robbins, Millikan, Harrelson and
Lamb, guilty, judgment suspended
on payment of costs.
State vs. James Hancock, a. w.
d. w., guilty, fined $15.00 and cos s.
State vs. Rupert Freeman, c. c. w.,
guilty, fined $5.00 and costs.
State ys. John Pore a'ud George
Scarlett, Pore not guilty, capias for
State vs. Lum Balfour, Em Mat
this and John Floyd, gambling, di
vide costs, Floyd fined $0.00, Matthis
$10.00. Balfour $15.00.
State vs. A. M. Cox, simple as
sault, fined $20.00.
TUESDAY .UM.Y Hi.
State vs. Will Linebeiry, foiv it
trespass, guilty, judgment susj -u ;
ed on payment of costs.
State vs. Ed Underwood, simple
assault, guiltv, costs.
State vs. Will Linebeiry, injury
to houses, etc., guilty, payment of
State vs. Zeb Nixon, a. w. d. w.,
guilty, fined $25 and costs.
Stale s. Ed Jarrell, nuisance,
guilty, lined $15.00 and costs.
State (if. Ed Jarrell, c. c. w., guil
ty, payment of costs.
State vs. Arthur Wright, retailing,
judgment payment of costs.
State vs. William Tilley, 1. and r ,
guilty. 12 month on couuty roads.
State vs. Shuff Russell, a. w. d.
w., not guilty.
S'ate vs. Alfied Waugh, inter
course with girl under 14 years, de
fendant paid prosecuting witness
$2.0.00. Judgment suspended on
pa uieut of costs.
The grand jury returned two im
portant bills this week, one an in
dictment against the ticket agent for
the Southern at Asheboro, charging
violation of the passenger rate law
in collecting illegal rales of fare.
It is probable that other agnts in
the county will be indicted, but it is
not known whether they will be
heatd at the present term of cpurt
or not. The legal rate is 2 1-4
mile. The Southern is
charging its old rare.
I)i. FOlT I N I'K TEI.
The other was the return of a
ti ue bill against Dr. DeLacy Foust,
of Lio"rty, for manslaughter, charg
ing him with caiis.tg the death of
Miss Gertrude Eulis. The date has
not been set for trial, and the case
may not be heard at this term of
EXPIRES AT POINT OF DUTY.
Col. Allen Jordan Mw
Courthouse at Troy
Troy, July 13. TL? sudden death'
of Co!. Allen Jordan in the court
house at 11 o'clock this moruiugcast
a gloom over the entire towu and'
community. When the summons'
came he was at "bis post of duty,
representing the State in a criminal
prosecution. In the midst of his
speech addressing the court in his
client's behalf he expired.
He was probably the oldest prac
ticing attorney in North Carolina,
having been in active practice
for more than half a century. He
was 78 years old and is survived by
one brother, Rev. James Jordan, of
Franklinville, and one daughter,
Mis. I. M. Deaton, of Raleigh. He
was liberal and generous and, while
he never accumulated a great deal
of this world's good?, yet for a long
time he maintained an enviable repu
tation as a criminal lawyer in this
section of the State. He represented
Montgomery county in the General
Assembly from 1802-66, 1873-74,.
1887 89. He was also x member of
the constitutional convention of
STAXDINO OI-' COXH-TAXTS
The following shows the stand
ing of the clubs up to yesterday:
M iss Lena Keurns 10:!65
" Corinmi At. .nan 163H0
" May MckiMis l-JHSsft
" Bcttic SliuuilieiTer 10870
Puiuife Hirkhtatl 47i
" Lul'i Andrews 588.
" May FitiRf 4?ft6
" C'liloe Lawilvr 128S0
" Ada Xewbv 21160-
" Kona Yow 1620
" Nca Kniloy MS
Mary Sykeo 7M
Mrs. W.L.Kuller 000
H. L. Keurus 1O4C0
Mrs. L. F. Fentress 79530
Miss Flfta Parks 500
" Lovuy Swaini 500
Sullie Si'ttU'.m'yir TOO
" tiara Wall 2iiB
' F.tl.i'l Marker Mti70
" Hlant'lit' I'uvinjrKui SOU
Annie Black Jaw
" urn Scott SlOo
- Sullie Thomas 500
- Florence Luther... 1000
" Sailie Foust . 5011
' Leua Smith Mio
" Lizzie Smith Ttte
swnnea l.owilermiik . 130i)5
Fa ta Hatch , 1109
" Murtiiia Huhl.ni 5400
- Ifc-ss Farmer ... 11965
' C..V pix !W0
a: Icon W hile iaco
lan.i Causi-v mot)
ICaiiehe Mullilt 5055
M little I'ne 505
NCMIO- 'i :
Ms lol.i llruKin Soil
t all'e Nai.ee 500
Hcitha l.cwiv 4G3DO
( liiinlia liieki ie 500
H iii Waile 500
" K.hel Hiuvs 540
.lennie Kniimi 107:10
' Mary Scarlmro 17155
" Maud i.anier r.k)
' Fli.ience Ku.-ti 500
Mrs. irtii. II. Yow MV
Klt-TKKT M. 1
.1. H. Mowe 1105
N. R. Kieliimlson S.-195
W. E. Swain MM)
B. F. Harnett ltKiO
.1. W. InKle K7:W
('. A. Wooil 575
.1. W. Frank nwi
C. M. Caiiiplx ll 1145
K. ('. Homer 1405
S. T. Miiyle 000
W. K. Kvans 500
11. N. Caveness 1005
.1..!. Kuds 1155
Parker Holmes 5oC
M.I). Hieks 5O0
J. H. MiiUiii 600
Henrv Sheets M0.
J. 1. Newton 300
Jeflerson Lauuiiig 51(V