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VOL XXXII. ASHEBORO, N. C. THURSDAY, AUGUST 15, 1907. Nol
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210th Session of
Yearly Meeting of Friends.
Marth Carolina Quakers Close Entha
Ustle Meetlna at Culltord College.
Committees Appointed and Delegate!
Gnilford College, N. C, Aug. 12.
The 210th Yearly Meeting of
North Carolina Friends has just
closed a mast successful session at
Guilford College. There was never
greater ease and dispatch of busi
ness and reports were far mere en
couraging than before. Friends re
alize that their principles are gain
ing ground, and that their mission
to the world is becoming greater.
The nominations for the import
ant positions were accepted as fol
lows: tihairman of committee on
education, President L. L. Hobbs;
suppression of the liquor traffic,
Mrs. Sue V.. Hollowell. of Golds
boro; peace and arbitration, F. 8.
Blair, of Guilford College; 'evangel
ist and church extension work,
George W. White, of Guilford Col
lege; Christian endeavor, Eli Reece,
Of High Point; foreign missions.
Mrs. Mary A. Peele, of Guilford
College. The Rev. Eh Reece was
elected general superintendent of
evangelistic and church extension
work, did Mrs. Annie E. Williams,
of Lewisville, field secretary of for
An important gathering of Fiiends
in America will be the meeting held
in Richmond, Ind., beginning Oc
tober 10. Such a meeting is held
once in five years,
tives of all the yearly meetings.
North Carolina is entitled to twelve
delegates and the following were
chosen: J. Elwood Cox, George W.
White, Mary C. Woody, John L.
Worth, Mrs Annie E. Williams, Ne
reuB C. English, David Farlow Jr.,
Joseph 11. Peele, Miss Eula Dixon,
and Alice N. White; with alternates
u follows; L. L. Hobbs, John W.
Woody, Mrs. Mary E. Davis, Miss
Anna Petty, Cyrua P. Frazier, Mrs.
Louise Bridgets, Eli Reece, W. Al
pheus White, Josiah Nicholson, Cal
vin W. Welch, Mrs. Mary Dixon,
and Eugene J. Coltrane.
Sunday there were two or three
thousand people on the grounds.
The day was devoted to worship on
the part of the Friends. As many
as could get into the building given
to religions exercises did so.
The preaching was done by Dr.
Pretlow. of Brooklyn, Kev. Lewis
Stout, of Indiana and Mrs. Lewis
Kimber. By many who were pres
ent, it was 'considered the best Sun
day the Yearly Meeting has ever
On Saturday a report on the min
istry showed . that new fields had
been entered; among them Golds
boro. High Fulls, Rich Square and
The general summary showed
6,678 members, 40 monthly meet
ings, 39 regular congregations. 32
appointed congregations, 61 recorded
ministers, 45 series of meetings, 399
J. Elwood Cox read a paper on
"Some Reforms in Our Church
Work." Mr. Cox nrged for a bet
ter prepared and a better supported
ministry, and a systematic organiza
tion of the committee. He reviewed
the growth of the denomination in
this State for the last forty years.
Among figures offered were the fol
lowing: In 1870 there were 3,779
members; in 1880, 4,545; in 1890,
5,504; in 1900 6,110; in 1906, 6.411;
in 1907 6,678, making a gain for
the last year of 257.
Mr. Cox nrged the meeting to
strive for greater extension and prog
ress all along the lines. He pro.
posed that $2,000 be raised for evan
gelistic work and headed the sub.
cription with $500. The rest of
the money was immediately raised
by subscription and donations from
the committee on finance.
GCILFOHD COLLEGB BEPOKT.
The report of Gnilford College
was submitted. The trustees re-
Crted the new building Tor girls to
neariag completion and that next
year a similar building should be
erected fer boys. General regret
-was expressed because of the resig
nation of Prof. Thomas Newlin, but
all were encouraged to secure the
services of such a man as Prof. Jay,
of Ksntas. The buildings of the
College are now valued at $105,000
and the endowment is $178,793.50,
making a toUl of $283,793.50. The
receipts of the past year were $51,
21.13 and' the dibursementa, ex
cept for permanent improvements,
$49,456.31. About $6,000 have been
invested in improvements.
Last year there the enrollment
was the highest, there being 256
students in attendance, 160 of whom
were hoys and 96 girls of these 123
were Friends. The increase in the
college department was 44 per cent,
over ady previous year.
T. F. PUGH HURT.
Result of Runaway Early Tuesday
What came near resulting seri
ously was a runaway early Tuesday
A team belonging to Chas. Wil
liams standing nuattended near the
Department. Store, about 7 o'clock,
became frightened and dashed off at
a rapid gait. Several other teams
drawing buggies and wagons were
ou the street ahead of tbem and the
sncceiion of collision soon threw
them into a panic.
Mr. T. F. Pugb, of Graut town
ship, was thrown from his wagon
striking ou his head. He became
entangled in the lines and was
dragged some distance after which
one of the wheels passed over his
body and leg. He was curried to
the home of Prof. J. M. Way where
a physician was called and his
wounds dressed. The extent of bis
injuries is not known at this time,
but it is feired that he is injured
The horses were badly cut and
bruised and vehicles badly damaged.
No one else was injured.
BRIDGE OVER LITTLE RIVER.
Steel Structure Being Constructed at
Mt. Gilead Bank Declare a Dlvl
dead and Increased Surplus.
Mt. Gilead, Aug. 11 The South
ernEngineeriag & Construction Co.,
which has the contract for building
the steel bridge over Little Kiver at
Tony's Ford, has completed the con
crete piers and will soon begin the
the steel structure. When complet
ed this will be oue of the handsom
est bridges in this section of the
At the annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Bank of Mt.
Gilead, held a short time ago. a 5
percent, dividend was declared and
a sum equal to 20 per cent, of thr
capital stock was addd to the sur
plus fund. The directors found the
bank to be in a very satisfactory
Quite a number of people from
this place and the surrounding com
munity are attending the Jamestown
FATS VS. LEANS.
Interesting Game of Bate Ball Friday
ef Last Week.
A ball game that aroused great
local '.nterest was the citizen s game,
Friday Afternoon, in which the
"Fats" arrayed themselves against
the "Leans," for the benefit of the
Asheboro Base Ball team.
The players were:
Fats: P. A. Mendenhall, W. J.
Armfield, Jno. T. Moffitt, Edgar
Younts, Ed. Johnson, W. C. Han
mond, Joe. Ross, Tom Hoover, Joe.
Norman. Substitute, Fata, Wm. C.
Leans: Foster Richardson, O. L.
Perrv, Seth Lauehlin, Dow Birk-
head, Herbert Moffitt,' R. A. Turner,
morns, uscar iomn, a. u. an
num. Substitute, Leans, E. G. Mor.
The score at the close was 5 and
20 in favor of the Fats.
MIh Maasah Lambert Successful.
On the second Thursday in July
seventy applicants were examined in
the various counties of the state for
five year State certificates to teach
in the public schools. Only twenty
two of the number were successful,
Miss Massah E. Lambert of this
place being one of these who were
We congratulate Miss Lambert on
her success. She has been a faith
ful student, and her success means
that she is now entitled to teach in
any county in North Carolina, with
out further examination, for a period
of five years. We hope she will re
main .in this county, for Randolph
needs many suqh teachers. j
Richard Mansfield, the noted ac
tor, is critically ill at his home in
Mrs. Nettie Settle Carrinsrton
Walker, wife of Judgt Piatt D.
Walker, died Thursday at her home
An educational rallv was held at
Lnmberton, Robeson county, last
week in the interest of the Croatan
Indians. $800 was raised for the
cause at the rally.
Gree Craddock, of Reidsville, was
killed by lightning while retrnning
to his home near Reidsville last
week. He was 50 years of age and
leaves a wife and eight children.
John King, who cot and killed
Bill Joins, in Wilkes county last
February, was last week convicted
of manslaughter and sentenced to
three years in the penitentiary.
A charter ha been granted the
Parser Paper 1 wine Co., of High
Point, with a charter of $125,000.
W. T. Parker, J. H. Millis and
others are the incorporators.
Miss Helen Wilde, niece of Mrs
J. H. Clewell, of Salem, died at Ja
maica, West Indies, Saturday. She
graduated at balem Female Academy
HRt year and was 18 years of age,
Lawson Addison, a negro, has
been arrested at Ureensboro on the
charge of murdering two women at
Chester, S. 0., last September. He
admits his guilt. $100 was offered
lor nis arrest.
A mass meeting of the citizens of
Forsyth county has been called for
Saturday, Ang. 17tb, to discuss the
proposed bond issue of $300,000 for
macadamizing the public highways
Eighteen negro soldiers of the
25th Infantry, which figured in the
Brownsivule not, were arrested in
San- fran-disoo Friday night for
creating a difficulty bordering on
A conflict has occurred at Parks
leg, Va., as the result of the shoot
ing of Garland Belote, a white edi
tor, by a negro. It is believed that
armed negroes have killed four other
citizens, and aid is asked from sev
eral surrounding towns.
The one hundredth anniversary
of the founding of the Hopewell
Lutheran Sundav School in Broad
bay township, Forsyth county, was
celebrated Sunday. This is the
first Sunday School organized in
The Greensboro Juniors have been
awarded the handsome flag offered
by the National Counoil Jr. O. U.
A. M. for the greatest increase in
membership during the past Tear.
All the councils of America were
A movement is on foot to estab
lish a $10,000 infirmary for the
children of the lhomasville Or
phanage. The building committee
met at lhomasville Friday to con
Wm. H. Cooper, a native of Da
vidson county, but for years an in
fluential citizeu of Statesville, died
Monday evening at his home. He
had been ill several months. He
leaves an estate valued at about
Dr. Joseph Giaham, a prominent
Ehysician of North Carolina, died at
is home at Charlotte ' Tuesday
morning. He was the eldest child
of Gov. William Alexander Graham
and a grandson of the famous Mai
Joseph Graham of Revolutionary
times, lie was 70 years old.
Brooding over the death of
his father, who committed suicide
about two years ago, Lawrence Arm
field, a member of the Mt Airy
Military Company became insane
while going to Morehead City for
the annual encampment last week,
and was placed in Guilford jail as
the company passed through Greens
boro. J. 8. Thompson, at Montgomery,
Ala., assistant to President Finley,
of the Southern Railway, gives out
a statement that the railroad was
in a serious situation with its license
taken away, and consequently had
to make terms with the State Au
thorities. Governor Comer says
the other roads must also come to
time else he will call the Legislature
REVIVAL AT ULAH.
Charch Organized Sunday Afternoon
Dmh of Worship Will be Erected.
. Rev. N. R. Richardson closed a
series of meetings at Ulah Sunday,
naving preached with much power
during the week preceding. The
services were held in a grove near
the station, there being ne church
near in which they could be held.
Last Sunday Mr. Richardson
preached at the M. E. church here
in the morning, returning to Ulah
in the afternoon, at which time he
organized a church with eight mem.
bers. Mr, M. R. Moffitt, one of the
oldest citizens of that community
and postmaster at Ulah, was among
those who made a profession and he
has deeded a lot to the church, upon
which a house of worsh'p is to be
erected as soon as possible.
Arrested For Removing the Goods' and
Burning His Own Store.
Cartridge, Aug. 11. George W.
Horner, a conspicuous Republican
politician of this county, was arrest.
ed ' heie Friday under a warrant
charging the burning of his store
some time ago, for the purpose of
securing the insurance moLey. He
is also charged with removing goods
trom his store before the fire occur
red. Mr. Horner is a well-to do
citizen of this county and is post
master at Hemp. He is under bond
of $1,000 for his appearance here
next Wednesday at a preliminary
neanng oerore U. A. Foore.JSsq.
Mayor Boyden, of Salisbury, Re-elected
The State Firemen's Association
met at Wilmington last week. On
Tuesday the following officers were
President. James D. ' McNeill,
Pirst vice-president. A. H.
Boyden, of Salisbury.
Second vice-president. J. Frank
Maddry, of Durham.
Treasurer: R. C. Taylor, of
Secretary. W. C. Van Glahn,
Randleman Defeats Asheboro.
Randleman baseball team defeated
Asheboro in a good game on the
local diamond Wednesday afternoon
of last week. It required twelve in
nings to dt-cide the winner, the score
beiug 4 to 3.
Thebitttery for Randleman was
Hayes and Nelson; for Asheboro,
Cox and Stedman. The feature of
the game was the magnificent work
of the Randleman battery and the
batting of Nelson for Randlemm.
Valuable Gold Prospect
Thos. and J. B. Spence, who have
been prospecting for gold on Capt.
M. S. Parker's land in Stanly Co.,
have developed a fine ?eir. 12 inches
wide and from 2 to 12 grains of gold
to every pan. There will be a min
ing expert to examine it in a fe
days. The indications are very fine
for a fine gold mine 1 1-4 miles
from New London.
Heavy Cut ia Rates On Stock Shipment!
The Railroad Rate Commission of
Wisconsin, has reduced the rate on
stock shipments to Milwaukee from
all parts of the State nearly 25 per
cent, inis ruling is considered
the most important made by the
Fire at Advance.
The residence of Jacob Cornatzer,
at Advance, Davie county, which
was erected about four months ago
at a cost of $4,000 was destroyed by
fire one day. last week. Mr. Cor
natzer had no insurance on either
the building or the household fur
Messrs. E. M. and Thomas Brown,
of Richland Township, charged with
retailing, came clear in the. trial bey
foie'a Justice of the Peace in Ashe
boro one day last week. The result
was a 00m ilete vindication of the
Money In Early Cabbage.
J. D. Smith, a merchant of Mt.
Airy, last winter decided to test the
success with which cabbage .can be
grown in that section and according
ly planted 5 acres for early market.
n the five aires he cleared $1,000.
Contest Party Left
TORCH APPLDZD TO BARN.
Relatives to Would-be Murderer Be
Ueved to be Seeking Revenge.
Firp, believed to be of incendiary
origin ou Monday destroyed the feed
and e toe barn on the Alamance
Farm, near Graham, which is owned
by L. Banks Holt, of Burlington.
All tli- feed in the barn was saved
besides all the s ock except two to
nies, and two hogs. Wm. Turnre,
a fireman, was overcome by heat but
was revived. It is believed that
relatives of the nfgro who was hung
for shooting Mr. Holt seveial
months ago, applied the torch to
Marriage of Two Prominent Young
People ol Maley.
At tbe home of the bride's par
ents in Staley, Mr. C. P. Fox and
Miss Etta Staley, daughter of Col.
and Mrs. J. W. Staley. were quietly
married, Rev. J.L. Smith officiating.
Only relatives and friends witnessed
the ceremony, after whih the bride
and groom left for a trip to the ex
position and northern cider.
The groom is a prominent manu
facturer of Stalev,. while the bride a
successful teacher well known in
many parts of the state.
Fugitive for Six Years Arrested In
Pink Fulton, who is wanted at
Winston-Salem for the murder of a
boy named Rand Hart, six years
ago, was arrested at Columbus,
Ohio, lost week. Fulton was a
guard, and Hart a prisoner at the
lorsyth convict camp. Hart for
some reason refused to work and
Fnlton whipped him, inflicting in
juries from which he died. A re
ward of $200 was offered for his
Can be Seen About 3:30 O'clock A. M.
Early risers in Asheboro Tnesday
morning reported a large comet visi
ble in the mid-heavens. The comet
was seen clearest about 3:30 o'clock.
In sizj it is not much larger than
a Btar, but is far more brilliant, its
tail looking as if it were several
hundred feet in length. Ihere is
no moon at this hour and with the
sky clear it is easily seen.
C. D. Moss, of Washington, D.
C, and Miss Floreuce Rush, of
High Point, were married at the
home of the bride s mother Monday
at t p. m.. Rev. Eli Reece officiat
ing. Mr. Moss is mail clerk on the
Southern and a young man of good
character, worthy o? the splendid
young lady, who has a host of
friends and relatives in Asheboro.
Engineer Ray Injured.
The passenger train from Greens
boro to Winston-Salem ran into a
switch engine and string of cars
near Pomona Friday night about
midnight. Five persons were seri
ously injured and all the passengers
we badly shaken up. Engineer
Alex. Ray, of the passenger train,
was one of the injured. Mr. Ray
is well known in Asheboro.
Saw Mill Burned.
Suuday night the saw mill of
Thomason & Simerson was burned
on the place of Mrs. E. J. Finch, a
short distance from ton. There
being no fire under the boiler at the
time, together with other considera
tions, it is supposed the fire was of
incendiary origin. The cab on the
engine was bnrned, but the machin
ery was not badly damaged. There
was no insurance. Davidson Dis
patch. 10,000 Fire at Reidsville.
Fire whs discovered in the drying
room of the tobacco factory of Rob
ert Harris & Bro. at Reidsville,
Saturday night, but the prompt
response of the fire companies saved
the total destruction of the plant
The damage to the stock however
will reach $10,000.
Large Crowd Boards THE COURIER
Special Car to Spend the Week at the
Exposition Chaperoned by Mrs. Warn.
The Cornier Jamestown Special
left Asheboro Tnesd -y morning at
4:35 o'clock more than forty strong.
The winners in tbe contest just
closed began to arrive Monday
moruing, aud fiual preparation
were made for th departure.
The special car was attached to
the regular train to High Point,
where they were attached to No.
8 on the main line ot the Southern
and carried direct to Norfolk with
out a change.
The party leaving Asheboro be
ing chaperoned by Mrs. Wm. C.
Hammer, was composed of Misses
May Dickens, May Ridge, Lula
Andrews, Bertha Lewis, Annie
Black, Corrinna A"niaiM Chloe
Laasiter, Blanche Moffitt, Mary
Scaiboro, Fannie Birkhead, Minnie
Hall. Stella Allred, Lula Steed,
Ethel Steed, Rev. S. T. L-ssiter,
Rev. J. W. Ingle, Messrs. J. S.
Ridga, J. M. Way, M. W. Parrish,,
Mrs. R. I. Dickens, and Mrs. Sa
die Spoon. Besides these a large
number of friends of the Courier
joined the party going in our special
At Randleman the party was
joined by Miss Beas Farmer one of
the winners, and several citizena
and at Greensboro by Mr. and Mrs.
L. F. Fentriss, members of the
Courier Contest party, and several
citizens of Frank linville. The par
ty will make the Outside Inn head
quarters during their Btay at James
town and are now "doing" the Ex
position, Each member of the party has
been presented with a memorandum
book, and will make notes of the
things that impress them most and
upon their return will tell of the
trip through the columns of the
The management regrets that
one or two of the winners of the
Jamestown trips were nnable to go,
but they will be fully rewarded for
their effort during the contest.
Thursday morning at 7:30 o'clock
Asheboro was cut off from commer
cial telegraph service because of the
Commercial Telegraphers strike.
Up to that time the Railway Tele
graphers, who had been handling the
Western Union business where there
was not a regular office, had been
transmitting messages as-usual, but
Tuesday morning the president of
the Railway Telegraphers Union or
dered a general lockout over all the
railroad lines and from that time all
railway operators lefuse to accept
any commercial business for the
companies against whom the strike
is inaugurated. The etrike at this
place has more than local significance
in that all of the ttmaller towns in
whole of the United States and Can
ada are in a similar condition and
the business interests of the country
are seriously affected.
There is no telling when the ser.
vice will be resumed as the telegraph
companies insist that they will fight
to a finish and they positively refusa
to recognize the demand of the oper
Mr. J. D. Taylor has just re
turned from Randolph county
where he has been visiting his father-in-law,
Mr. Clarkson Yates, near
Jackson Creek. On his return Mr.
Taylor plucked a bunch of back,
eyes and brought them to the En
terprise. High Point Enterprise,
A Negro Killed.
Last Saturday near the Thora&s
ville Orphanage, Mage Hannah, a
negro while dodging a train on one
track was run over by a train on the
other track and lnstantlr killed.
No one claimed the body and the
rauroaa naa it tuned.
A romantic sxorv comes that Bill
Quantrell, the famous Confederate
guerilla chief, is alive ic Vancouver
Island, at the aga of 70 years. He
was seen there, and although he hat
been considered as dead, he was reo
ogniaed by an 'old Federal veteran
wno neipeato break np his band.