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ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 8 1907.
Superintendent Scarboro Arrived
FALL TERM BEGINS SEPTEM
New Building Will be Completed In two
Weeks--I'tiralture Being Placed
New Desks One New Teacher Added
to the Faculty.
Prof. J. J. S'-arboro, the new
Superintendent of the Asheboro
Graded Schools, has moved his
family to Asheboro. They are oc
cupyiug the Walter Gregson home
on North Fayetteville Street.
The graded school will open Sep
tember 0th . The new building will
be completed iu about two weeks.
The finishing touches on the interior
are now king put on. J. F. Huberts,
of Greensboro, arnved Sut.day
night, and Monday begun pulling
down the cement steps at, the front
entrance. The new desks ordered
several weeks ago luvfi arrived and
are now being placed in the build
ing. Every thiHg will be i? readiness
to open the l.tll term in the new
The teachers will remain the same
as last year with the exception of
one new teacher added to the fac
ulty, the board having recently
elected Miss Edith Moring to that
Much Building Now in Progress Per
6onaU and Other Matters.
Miss Lila Stancill, of Rocking
ham, is visiting Mrs. W. B. Hicks.
Hon. Robert N. Page is remodel
ing his residence, and when com
pleted it will be one of the hand
Boraeet buildings in town.
Mr Frank Page and family are
spending some time at Cape Henry,
Va., and from there are taking in
the Jamestown Exposition
Mr. J 7 Free, onr clever depot
agent, spent Sunday with friends at
Hon Robt N Psge and family, Mr
J R Page and family, and Mr John
K Wood and family are at Jaokscn
Springs for the season.
Sheriff R T Rush and Deputy
Sheriff J R McKenzie, of Troy, were
in town on business Tuesday.
WILL RUN DAIRY.
Randolph Acquires Two Valuable Citi
zens from Guilford Coonty.
Messrs. C. L. Pegram and Wm.
Crntchfield, of Guilford county,
have leased or bought the Allred
and Foad farms, two miles north of
Asheboro, from John T. Brittain.
of Asheboro, and have moved to this
county to live. They will establish
a dairy in the Spring, besides doing
a general farming business.
Messrs Pegram and Crntchfield
have been eitensively eugaged m
firming near Friendship, in Guil
ford, and are valuable citizens of
Guilford and our people will give
them the glad hand and wish them
DEPARTMENT STORE CHANGE.
Mesars. Webster & Lewallen purchase
I ale rest of partners.
Messrs. W. B. Webster and E. E.
Lewallen have purchased the inter
est of M. W. Parrish and B. A.
Yeargin, in the Asheboro Depart
ment Store, and will continue the
business nnder the same firm name.
They will add to the present stock
at ooce, catrying a full line of Dry
Goods, Notions, Shoes, Hats, fur
nishings etc. and also a complete
line of heavy and fancy groceries.
In the fall Messrs. Webster and
Lewallen expect to move to the store
now occupied by the Lewis-Winslow
Hardware Company. They have
leased the building for five years.
A BRIDE AT SIXTEEN.
Marriage of Miss Nora Thomas to Mr.
W. P. Steed.
Broadway, N. C, Angnst 6.
Wednesday night at 8 o'clock at
the home of her pa ents, Mr. and
Mrs. A. P. Thomas, Miss Nora
Thomas, their younger daughter
was nmted in marriage to Mr.
W. P. Steed, of Farmer, N. C.
Rev. B. Townsend, pastor of th
bride, assisted by Rev. Roland
Hedgepeth, of Brnesville, per- j
formed the ceremony. I
DEATH OF DR. WALKER.
Suffered Nervous Prostration Last
Thursday End Came Monday
The death of Dr. J. O. Walker",
of Concord, which occurred at
Asheboro Monday morniug came as
a great shock not 'only to friends
in this commu-nity, but to this en
tire eer tiou of the State.
Dr. Walker was called here a
week ago tf attend his father, Col
J. E. Walker, who is now critically
ill. Latt Thursday he was taken
ill and rapidly declined to the e d.
The death is credited to nervous
Dr. Walker was 43 years old, and
stooi high in bis profession. He
was highly esteemed both as a phy
sician and citizen, and the entile
community sorrows with the be
Dr. Walker was twice married,
his lirst wife preceding lnni several
years a 20, was Miss Kate Suroggs,
daughter of lit v . and Mrs, J. II.
Scrojrgs, of Vviiio'o'i Salem. T.ns
union wag blessed with three chil
dren, Masters Jumes, li;.l a;:d little
On February 26, I'M)",', !);.
Walker was married to Mis Puisv
Page, daughter of ex-Sheriff Page.)
of Wake County, who hi3 the syui-j
pathyofa host ot friends 111 this
part of the St ite.
The funeral was conducted Tues
day morning at the home of Col.
J. E. Walker ufter whicn a large
t-oucourse of friends accompanied
the remains to Randleman for in
terment. The funeral car was
crowded with sympathizing friends,
paying a last tribute to the deceased
aud the grief stricken family.
The service was conducted by
Rev. N. R. Richardson. Many
handsome floral i'eiigns attested
the esteem in which the deceased
is held in this community.
Among those who attended the
funeral from a distance were Messrs"!
M. C. Marsh, J. M. Oglesbv, T. D.
Maness, J. B. Sherril), W. J. Mont
gomery, Jr., of Concord; J. H.
Milli's and con, Albion, of High
Point; Fletcher Cox, of Cedar Falls;
Rev. and Mrs. Scroggs, of Winston
Salem; and Sam Bostick, of handle
man. FARMERS' INSTITUTE.
Meeting Well Attended and Interesting
About a hundred Randolph far
mers attended the Farmers' Insti
tute here yesterday, and the meet
ing was most interesting and in
structive. Many took advantage of
the "question box," from wheh
much benefit was derived by all.
The gentleme n sent here by the
State to conduct the institute report
the meeting here yesterday was one
of the best held by them this year.
Addresses delivered by Messrs.
Tait Bailer and J. R. Redding will
ippear in subsequent issues of the
Will Consider Plan For New Court
House August 19th.
The Connty Commissioners met in
regular monthly session at the court
honse Monday. Besides the regular
routine of allowing accounts the
commissioners ordered D. Green to
be sent to the roads to work out a
fine of $63.20 imposed at the the
July term of court. The board also
continued the selection of a site for
the new court house until the next
regular meeting of the hoard, after
which adjournment was taken until
Monday, August 19th, for the pur.
pose of considering plans, etc.
The Sanford express says the finest
water melons received there this sea
son was a car to J. H. Monger from
Margaret the little daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J' R. Ingram fell one
day last week while sliding don
the banisters at the home breaking
J. R. Ingram has purchased a lot
at Sanford and will erect a building
for hiybottiling works at that place.
Besides the plant at Sanford Mr.
Ingram operates a bottling works at
Star apd also a drug business. He
expects to incorporate a company to
do a bottling business and increase
the facilities for furnishing his cus
tomers at an early date.
Mrs. Martha J. Sexton, of Salem
Church, is visiting her daughter,
Mrs. J. M. Wav. '
The Contest is Closed.
Miss May Dickens Wins
$400 Piano Jamestown
Party Will Leave Next
Tuesday, August the 13th.
The Courur's Big Piano and Jamestown Special Contest
closed Monday afternoon at 6 o'clock and the capital prize, a $400
Kimball Piano, was won by Miss May Dickers, of Asheboro. Dur
ing th& Contest Mis3 Dickens polled 132,480 votes.
The next highest was Mrs. L. F. Fentress, of Franklinville,
who polled 80,315 votes.
The scholarships were won by Misses Lula Andrews, with
59,835 votes; May Ridge, with 47,769 votes; Bertha Lewis, with
47,(545 vot. s, and Annie Black, with 22,145. These all take Janies
Lown trips instead of the prizes.
The other winners are as follow?:
DISTRICT NO. 1.
AdaNewby - .. 21235 votes
Corinna Auman 17G00 "
Chloe Lassiter 13380 "
Bettie Shamburger 10040 "
DISTRICT NO. II.
Bess Farmer 15755 votes
Alleen White --.15805 "
Winnie Causey fcGOO "
Blanche Moffitt - - 8550 "
DISTRICT NO. III.
Mary Scarboro 18155 votes
3100.00 PIANO CERTIFICATES:
Lena Kearns 12190 votes
Mrs- H. L. Kearns 11365 "
Jennie Bruton 11745 ' 1
Ethel Barker 7160 "
Martitia Robbins 5460 votes
Fannie Birkhead 4725 "
Clara Wall. -.- 2505 votes
RonaYow 2315 "
S75.00 PIANO CERTIFICATES:
S wanna Lowdermilk 2005 votes
Daisy Osborn 1325 "
Fleta Hatch 1100 "
Florence Luther 10Q0 "
The Contest has added many hundred new subscribers to
our list and secured the renewal of many thousands of our readers
for another year, and has ended very satisfactorily. The manage
ment heartily appreciates the interest manifested by its friends
and expresses thanks to all who in any way participated in the
The Jamestown Exposition party will leave for Jamestown
Tuesday, August 13th.
Temperance Laws, Soft
Drinks. Dope and Other Laws.
The recent General Assembly of
North Carolina enacted some impor
tant statutes, a synopsis of some of
the most important are given in an
article which we give below which
we have in the main taken from an
article published in the Charlotte
Observer and written by Mr. Thos.
The "ardent" is always a fruitful
source of legislation and no less than
ninety different laws were passed ou
this subject, reaching a climax in an
act "Relating to scientific temper
ance instruction in pnblic schools."
The evil effect of alcohol and nar
cotics is thus brought to the im
mediate attention of the young.
D'Epensaries, prescription writing,
drinking on railways, and nearly
eveiy phase of the question is broach
ed, while Chapter 77 relates to the
traffic or gift of cocaine (alpha or
beta) opium, morphine, heroin, or
any compound of same or their silts.
By Chapter 901 four and one-half
pates are devoted to mineral waters,
soda water, beer, lager beer, milk,
and other beverages, and treats the
handling of th e s e commodities.
Chf.pter 368 is trnly a pure food
act and is designed in scope and
effect to prevent the manufacture or
sale of adulterated, misbranded. poi
sonous or deleterious foods, drugs,
medicines, or liquors and seven
pages are dedicated to bringing such
transactions under the ban. Every
manufacturer and merchant should
have a pocket edition of this act
for his daily guidance. Dealers will
find interesting readirg ia Cbapier
331, which is to provide uniform
stamping of gold aud silver articles
BANKS AND BUSINESS.
A new penalty for usury is created
by Chapter 1 10 in regard to loans
on chattel security of household ef
fects, and the criminal law is called
An act of great benefit to foreign
creditors is contained iu the provis
ion os Chapter 623, which makes
the sale of merchandise in bu k,
othr than in the ordinary course of
business, a fraud, unless the credit
ors have aeven days' notice. Th s
la will prevent the purchase he
ween sun? of etoc'.cs of goods but it
is easy to conceive instances where it
will work a hardship.
Manufacturers, dealers and agents
in fertilizers will find a substitute
for the former law in Chapter 670,
which will stand scrutiny with
Minors of the age of fifteen or
upward are permitted to deal with
banks by way of deposit and check.
The giving of checks on a bank or
trust compauy wich no funds or in
sufficient funds and dishonor by the
bank is denounced by Chapter 95,
while days of grace ar treated by
Chapters 861 and 897.
Railroad legislation has r.lready
received wide publicity, and the rate
ou passengers aud freight traffics is
we.l known. Monopolies are held
up to public scor.. and the tobacco
trust gets the big stick, while insur
ance companies must refrain from
contributing to campaign funds.
Child labor is not forgotten, and the
hours of employment of railroad
servants are lemenibeivd substantial
ly. Insurance compani'.s must fur-ni.-ii
blanks in case of loss by lire
muter peualty of waiver while the
"iron safe clause" is rendered in
operative i:i regard to certain prop
erty. The Insurance Commissioner
wili be elected by the people iu the
tuiuie. A person obtaining food,
etc., from hotel?, inns, boarding
houses and intentionally defrauding
t.ie proprietor thereby, is guilty of a
OF CKNEKAL IXTKUEST.
The revenue act carries the usual
sources of revenue, and the inherit
ance aud income tax are mentioned
prominently. The law covers about
36 pages and with its corelatives, the
machinery act and board of equali
zation, would require many pages to
discuss. Liberal appropriations were
made to the various State institu
tions and also to the noble survivors
of that gallant band, who for mor
than four years carried upon their
bayonets the fortunes of the Con
fedmcy. The militia law is
thoroughly renovated and the adju
tant general suffers a raise of salary
to $1,600. The members of the
board of agriculture hereafter must
be practical farmers and actually en
gaged in their profession. The sub
ject of pure water in public schools
receives careful attention and the
right of eminent domain is granted
to aid in the cause. One county
was created and named in honor of
the illustrious Robert E. Lee. It is
composed of territory acquired from
the roujities of Chatham and Moore
with Sanford as the county seat. Im
migration will receive an impetus
from the new law ar.d a desirable
element brcnght into the State. A
silver service to cost $5,000 is pre
sented to the cruiser "North Caroli
na." State loyalty is given a lift by
authorizing the use of the State Hag
on public buildings and iu other
ways, but the act fails to contain a
clause compelling the Southern
Railway to display the State flag at
the head of the engines. A large
number of counties a opted the le
galized primary system and it may
lie that a State primary system will
be enacted at no distant day if the
popularity of this idea in the last
Legislature be any index.
Osteophathy is recognized by. the
Legislature and State board created.
Trained nurses and dentists get an
act. The Elks are protected to the
extent of making it a misdemeanor
for the uninitiated to wear the em
blems of the order. Tuberculosis
received a great deal of attention and
some wise laws were passed on this
subject one to separate prisoners
having this dread disease from their
fellow-prisoners. Automobiles get
themselves talked about, bnt are
compensated by an act to make the
temporaiy use, without permission,
larceny. Persons seeking invest
ments in bonds will do well to read
the acts of 1907, as forty-odd issues
for town, counties, townships and
other purposes were authorized.
OF INTEREST TO THE PROFESSION.
The statute of limitations for ca
ve it of wills was enacted. Divorce
was angmeutsd by one additional
clause. The judge, or justice, upon
a preliminary hearing, is authorized
to exclude all pet so. s except those
necessary to conduct the proceedings
in case of certain assaults. The
burden of proof for delay in ship
ning is placed on the railroads, where
i ought to be. Bills of indictment
are not to be quashed because a
membt r of the grand jury has not
paid his taxes or had a suit pending.
Tne waiving of bills in certain in-
THE PLANT ASSURED
Copper Reduction Works to Be
REAL ESTATE DEAL CONSUM
MATED LAST WEEK.
Mr. Milton Halrd. of Pennsylvania, Has
Purchased the J. V. Ralley Property
Adjoining the Asbeborn Copper Min
ing Co. Tract.
Mi . Milton Baird. of Pittsburg,
Pa., has purchased the J. W. Bailey
far in north of Asheboro adjoining
the Asheboro Copper Mine property,
upon which be proposes to eiect a
$10,000 copper reduction plant
primarily to woik the ore of the
Asheboro Copper Mining Co., and
will also haul ores from other mines
iu this section.
Mr. Baird has spent several
months investigating the different
processes for treuting the ores in
this section and has met with suc
cess. Hence the deal ;,n ounced
in The Courier several weeks ago
wiio consummated hist Week and the
transfer of the Daily tract made.
Mr. 1'iaird is now detained in
Michigan on account of the illness
of his wife but he expects to return
to Asheboro at an early date.
MOROCCO IN TlRMOIL.
Mohammedan Preparing- for Attack on
Jews and Christians.
The outbreak of a holv war wiMi
the purpose of massacre "of all Euro
peans in Morocco, is threatened.
Twentv thousand minsnlmpn nro en
camped about Casabanca and an
auacs upon me town is likely to be
maae at any moment.
The trouble began Saturday with
the invasion of the citv bv triheiimAn-
The harbor and the "railway works.
were attacked ana two guardians of
the port, six Frenchmen, three Span
iards and one Italian were killed.
Numerous shops and dwelling houses
were pillaged. Mounted men drnva
thiongh the. streets, commanding
muBsuimen 10 leave town, as the
tribesmen were aboni to erforminato.
all the Jews and Christians.
The French and Spanish govern
ment have ordered warshina tr, tha
scene and will land marines to pro-.
tect tneir interest.
J. P. H. Adams, denutv internal.
revenue collector made a successful
raid earlv Sundav mornins- cant.nr-
iug a fifty gallan blockade still and
two oios-aaers. The prisoners are
J. A. Morton and J. L. Hayes. The
still was in full blast about four
miles west of Franklint)n. About
200 gallons of material were dertrov-
ed. The prisoners were taken h.
Raleigh and committed to jail.
The Largest Fine.
Chicago. Aus. 3. Jndo-e Tjin
dis. in the United States Dintrinf.
Court impos d a fmo upon the Stan
dard Od Comran o? Indiana or
$29,210,000, the maximum amount
unon each one of the 1462 counts
of indictment on which that com
pany was recently convicted of re
bating. Will Be Ninety In December.
Mr. L. L Thomas, of Thomasvillo,
who ie well known in Piedmont,
North Carolina and Virginia; having
traveled for years in the interest off
severel news papers, and now repre
sents the Chiistian Advocate and the
High Point Enterprise will be ninety
vears old in December. Mr. Thom
as was in Asheboro a few days ago.
ins nerves are still steady and he
has almost a perfect eve sight.
Golag to California.
Prof. Thos. Newlin has resigned
the position of Dean and head of the
Biblical department of Guilford
College to accept the presidency of
Whittier College in California. He
wil1 be succeeded by Prof. J. Edwin
Jay, M. A., of Yale.
stances is treated, while persons in
jail iu default of bail are allowed to
worn ou me roaus. jase on appeal
to Supreme Court is expedited by
Chanter 31'2. and court hnainn.n in
simplified by legislation for stenog-
rapners locany ana oy tinapter 36X.
By Chapter 822, a person may be
guilty of "intent te commit burglary'
in the day as well as in the night
hereafter: thin wnnld snncar tn ha in
conflict with the well established
definition of burglary.
The Code of Civil Procedure MCAnAri
any material change.