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VOL XXXII. , - ASHEBORO, N. Cj THURSDAY. AUGUST 22, 1907. TnTr
Worth Carolina Lawyer Hurls Bomb at
Hearing. Telia Soutnern'g Expert
WltneM Facta he Didn't Know About
Cost Of Operation Opposing Counsel
in Frequent Tilts.
The New York World gives in
account aa follows of a day's hear
ing of the North Carolina passen
ger rate matter before Special Mas
ter Ex-Judge W.'A. Montgomery in
New York. "Ex-Judge Montgomery
was appointed by Judge Pritchard
to take evidence in the case of the
Southern Railway Company.
The article in full follows:
The taking of testimony in this
city before Special Master W. A.
Montgomery in the suit of the
Southern Railway to have the
North Carolina Rate law declared
confiscatory and unconstitutional
was continued yesterday with George
a. JiiVans, fourth Division Superin
tendent of the Louisville and Nash
ville Railroad, on the'stand.
Mr. Evans testified that with the
enforcement of the 2-1 4 cent rate
per milexa road constructed as pe
culiarly as the Southern in North
Carolina would practically have toJ
give up operations. Ihe witness
said that it cost more to carry fowl
traffic than through traffic.
E. J. Justicp, speaker of the house
of representatives of North Carolina,
then questioned the witness.
"Now Mr. Evans," began the in
quisitor, "you have said here that
your knowledge of railroading had
been gained solely as an employee
of the Louisville and Nashville
Railroad. Now can you conscient
iously use this knowledge to tell us
anythicgr of the business of the
Southern Railway Company?"
Mr. Evans started to agree with
Mr. Justice when Lawyer Thorn, for
the Southern interfered.
"Here, here," cried Mr. Justice,
turning to the Special Master, "Mr.
Evans is better qualified to tell
what he knows of himself than Mr.
There was an outburst of fi ry
Southern oratory which moved Mr.
Thorn tosay hotly:
"Mr. Master, I don't want to be
criticised by opposing counsel, and I
won't have it."
Mr. Justice kept on until the
Master said: "I agree with Mr.
Mr. Justice sprang a surprise
when he asked the witness:
"You will insist that your exper
ience entitles you to give an expert
opinion on all matters pertaining to.
railroading, and to the Southern
Railway Company in particular?"
"I do," was the reply. .
Then tell us why, if I should ship
hard ware to Greensboro, N. C, the
last 114 miles of the journey should
not be cheaper than the first 114
miles of this same journey f, as
yon say, longer hauls with full cars
are cheaper in operating than empty
cars on short runs?"
"I can't answer that question, for
I do not want to sit here as au
At this the members of the State
Committee smiled and the master
asked the witness if he did not
want to withdraw his earlier state
ment that he was an expert.
"No, let it stand," said the wit
ness. The witness was asked on what
he based his objection to the new
rate law, and he answered: "On
information 1 have received."
"Be specific and tell us on what
information," said Mr. Justice.
The witness admitted that he could
not say. Neither could he give any
detailed facts as to the amount of
business of the Southern Railroad.
"Don't you know," asked Mr.
Justice, "that the gross earnings of
the Southern Railroad last year
from opeiating trains on all lines in
North Carolina were $1.98, and
don't you know that the gross oper
ating expenses were $1.14 per train
mile, and don't you know that the
total earnings on all its lines in all
, states when operating were $1.58
vper train mile, and don't you know
that the total expense on all its
lines was $1.12 per train-mile?
"Mr. Evana was dumfonnded,
and Lawyer Thorn jumped to his
"Where does the counsellor get
"From this book," said Mr. Jus
A North Carolinian.
tice, exhibiting a huge volume for
the first time.
"I want that book," said Thorn.
"You can't have it," said Mr.
The negro question was broached
for the first time when Mr. Evans
said that la'lrcaJs in the South
conld not be operated as cheap'y
as in the North, because separate
coaohes had to be provided for
whites and blacks.
Mr. Justice smiled and asked the
w'tness why this should enter iuto
the operating expenses, when each
class pays for accommodations.
"Welf, it does," said Mr. Evans,
and his examination ended.
Editorially the World says: -
"Speaker Justice, of the House
of Representatives of North I'aro
lina, at the Southern Railroad hear
ing yesterday, Bhowed in embarrass
ingly thorough knowledge of finan
cial details bearing ou the road's
operation rn h's State. If the
railroad's witnesses want to make u
good impression for their side they
must brush up on their facts. A
two and a quarter cent passenger
rate is not necessarily bad unless it
entails actual loss upou them. If
that is the case thev should be able
to prove it as Veil as assert it."
SURREDER OF CORNWALLIS
Yorktowu Day to be (ireat Invent at
Jamestown Exposition Va., Aug
20. Nearly odo hundred and twen
ty-six years have gone by since
C-ornwallis suriendered to the al
nea American ana rencn armies
at York town, and in keeping with
the historical significance of the
event, a great celebration will be
held at the Jamestown Ter-Centen
nial Exposition on October 19, the
anniversary of the date. The cele
bration will be under the auspices
or tne exposition authorities, the
Thomas, Jefferson Memorial Associ
ation and the descendants of the
signers of the Declaration of Inde
pendence. The proposed meeting at the Ex
position in October will be but a
part of another memorial event, for
under the joint auspices of the
Thomas Jefferson Memorial Associ
ation, tne association of descendants
and the exposition officials a pro
gram of unusual interest will be
carried out. It will be arranged
appropriately in keeping with the
great historical event it celebrates.
The close proximtiv of the scene
of this f anions surrender to the
Exposition makes this event of
great interest, and the quaint ok
village of xorktown will no doubt
be visited by many of those who
will attend this great historical
celebration Oct. 19.
H ants a New Moses.
The Chattanooga News refers to
Mr. Bryan as "the pillar of cloud
by day and the pillar of fire by
night" of the Democratic pirty.
The Nebraskan, however, has had
two chances as leader and has twice
fallen. Let's get a new Moses.
Sheveport Journal. We can all see
the cloud, but we shall fail to see
light that will help ns out of the
wilderness unless the party can
agree on some man on whom all
factions will unite.
Blame For Wreck.
The engineer, conductor and two
train dispatchers charged with gross
negligence causing a wreck near
Raleigh, in which death resulted to
a number of persons on' -August 6,
will be tried for manslaughter in
Wake county. This is the verdict
of the coronor's jury, so warrants
have been issued.
New Church Building at Mt. Vernon.
Rev. B. F. Hargett has the plans
of a beautiful little church build
ing, which he and the congregation
will have constructed at Mt. Ver
non, six or seven miles south of
High Point. The church will cost
about $1,500, and will present a
neat appearance when completed.
Mr. Hargett is pastor of the church.
Meeting ot Primitive Baptists.
The Abbotts Creek Primitive
Baptist Association will meet Sat
urday, August 28th with the High
Point church in Mechanicsville.
The Winston Drng Co. is a new
concern at Winston, with T. J.
Farrow, Jr, manager,
Robert Allan Pinkerton bead of
the Pinkerton agency, the greatest
detective in the last decade, died
last week on his way to Europe.
The theory and practice of gov
ernment by injunction has received
a severe jolt in North Carolina, and
is likely to receive other jolts in
Dr. Allen, a well known citizen
of Elm City, was cremated in his
home Friday. His clothing caught
from kerosene from a lamp explo
sion. Mr. Stahl Linn, son of lawyer
i. Kj. ijinn, ot balisbury, has been
elected to the Chair of Latin in
the Staunton Va., Military Insti
It is reported that Ex-Judge E
W. Timberlake will move to Lex-
ington in the near future and will
become a member of the law firm of
Walser & Walser.
The partial report of the Bureau
of Curpoiations more than confirms
all that the Democrats charged
against the Standard Oil trnst which
the Republicans as stremously de
Because of the illness and resig
nation or. rresiuent a . ti. .Browne,
the Anderson b. C. Phosphate and
Oil Company controlling 10 or 15
cotton oil mills, went into liquida
tion last week.
Mr. T. E. Bruner has wired his
safe arrival at Glasgow, Scotland,
where he has gone to induce Scotch
emigrants to settle in N. C. This
would simplify the labor question
as well as fill our State with sub
.Nannie Shoe, a negress, was ar
rested at Salem one day last wok
upon the charge of poisining 'the
family of C. F. Moister, with whom
she was staying. She emptied a
box of rat killer in the coffee. She
was bound over to court.
Before Special Master Montgom
ery in New York one day last week
former President James M. Barr, of
the Seaboard Air Line, testified
that it was impossible to make a
piotit on passenger rates at 2 1-4
cents in North Carolina, and that
local freight rates if reduced would
barely be profitable.
Special Master Montgomery, be
hind closed doors in New York, Fri
day began to take depositions in the
litigation between the State of North
Caiolina and the Southern Railway
concerning the 2 1-4 cents passenger
rate, impositions will also be tauen
It was a singular election they had
in the Philippines the other dav.
It was bo manifestly fair that there
have been no cries of fraud and no
demands for a recount. No wonder
the Republican leaders consider it
an evidence of the total nnprepared
ness of the Filipinos for self govern
ment. The Shaw Cotton Mill, of Weldon.
has been chartered, the capital be
ing siuu.uuu authorized and $25,-
000 subscribed bv W. T. Shaw.
W. A. Pierce and others. The
company has authority to operate
cotton ana woolen mills.
Mr. Wade Stockard, a bright
joung newspaper man, who has
been with the Industrial News as
a reporter, has resigned and will go
to Salisbury the first of September
to open a branch business of the
F. A. Walker Tailoring establish
ment. A spiral tower system of fire es
capes has been installed at the In
s'itutionfor blind at Raleigh. It is
about the safest system in existence
at present, especially for the bhud.
as all you have to do is to step in
aud away yon go to the ground,
tne Qoors at eacn entrance closing
when you enter, thus preventing the
flames from following.
Under the leadership of Mrs.
H. A. London, President of the
local chapter U. D. C, a haudsomt
monument to the memory of the
Chatham Soldiers who lost thiii
lives for the Confederacy has been
erected at Pittsboro, and will be
unveiled Aug. 23. Chief Justice
Clark will deliver the addresf, and
the Raleigh Drum Corps will fnr-'
This is said to be
the only Confederate Drum Corps
Revolutionists in Russia have in
augurated another reign of terror.
A Photo-Engraving plant has
been established in Winston.
Poll tax in Winston has been re
duced to $2.00, property tax to $1.C0
en the $100 valuation.
Charlie Sutberlin was suddenly
assaulted and his skull fractured
with a rock, near Asheville, on last
Sunday night by some unknown
Mr. E. F. York, of Redstone,
Colorada, is here on a visit to his
I'lo-.her, Night Ticket. Agent York
"f the Sonthern. Mr. "York was
f-nnerly ocated here as a well
Kmtrtii dry goods salesman. He
now haa a position with the Colora
do supply Company, of Redstone.
J. O. O. F
f.r.-iid Enrainpmedt Met at Winstoii
Saleiu Lat't W eek.
WinsMn-Salem, N. C, August
!". Ihe 00th annual session of the
Grai.d Encampment, Independent
Uiuer vt Odd r-ellows of North Car
olina convfued at Winstou-Sulem
last week. The next session will be
held at Asheville
The following officers were elect
ed for the ensuing year
Grand Patriarch F. C. Dunn, of
fiinston, JN. C.
Grand High Priest W. L Smith,
Grand Seuior Warden G. W.
Bryant, of Durham
Grand Scribe C. H. Ramsey, of
Grand Tieasurer Wesley Will
iams, ot .Elizabeth City.
Grand Junior Warden W. C
Allen, of Waynesville.
Grand Outside Sentinel R. E,
Cox, of 'Kinstou.
Grand Representative A. F. Hall
New Street Lights Ordered Other Mat
ters of Interest.
At a recent meetini? of the IWrl
of Commissioners of Asheboro M.
W. Pamsh was appointed town tux
collector and has given bond in the
sum oi sjiz.uuu.
The board also ordertd addition
al street lights placed at the term
inns of tne following streets:
J. wo on Uox street.
Three on Sunset Avenue.
One fa;h on Hoover. Park and
North Favetteville streets.
On account of the education.il and
elevating nature of the Alkahest
Lyceum course to be given in Ashe
boro this Fall. The board decided to
permit the eotei tain men ts to be given
iree oi license taxes.
DEATH AT RAMSEUR.
Well Known Citizen is Buried With
W. F. Lane, a well known citizen
of Randolph connty, died at his
nome at rtamseur ounuay ana was
buried Monday. The funeral was
conducted bv Rev. J. B. Richardson.
of High Point. The deceased was
a msmber of the Order of Masons,
and a large delegation of members
of the Order attended and partici
pated m theexeicises.
J. he deceaead was 76 years of age.
He is survived bv two sons. Mr. J.
T. Lane, of Gieensboro, and Capt.
W. D. Lane, of Ramseur: and one
daughter, Mrs Artilla Whitehead,
Have Purchased Farm in Trlnllv
Township Industrial People.
Two families of Boers, from
South Africa, have settled in TrLi
ty township on the Enos Blair farm.
Mr. Jbrhart came to Randolph
last fall from Virginia and bought
the Blair farm from J. W, Hill.
Havins decided to move to HL!i
Point, he has sold bis place to the
Boer emigrants. They are an hon
es', industrious ptople, and are not ed
for their success in conducting
small farms. They have what tin-y
call the "intensive system.
Other families are expected fi.nu
Smith Afiioa to tattle in Trinity,
New Market and Back Creek tow :i-shipg.
F.rected by Mrs. F. I'.. Welborn In
Mrs. F. E. Welborn, of Greens
boro, has lately bad erected in her
burial lot, in Greenhill cemetery, in
Greensboro, N. C, a beautiful Gre
cian tablet to the memory of her
husband, the late II. R. Welborn.
The monument consists of a base,
second base with name, H. R. Wel
born in carved letters on the front
and name, Welborn, on the back, a
dia with an appropriate inscription,
a plinth, cap and vase.
The size of base is 5"x41 in. and
height 11 feet.
All the granite is fi om the cele
brated quarries and works of Thom
as Delahuntv, at Westery, R. I
with oilices and works at 3811 to '21
Ridge ave, Philadelphia.
Th design of the Welborn monu
ment ii Greciai and is classic in
every lii e. TLe c-.irvmgs of the
plinth, c.ip and vase following the
best, n.odels of the old masters.
The monument has been greatly
admired by all who have seen it. It
is certainly one of the best in the
keen Weds Mls Brown of Moore
T. H. Skeen, of Asheboro, and
Miss Ella Brown, of Bensalem, in
Moore county, were married yester
day 8t the home of the bride's fath
er, Mr. Lorenzo Brown. Mr. Skeen
is al young man of fine business
capacity and integrity and
is a popular salesman in the store of
W. J Miller. Mr. and Mrs. Skeen
will arrive in Asheboro this morning
An Expression From the Courier Expo
We, the undersigned members of
the Courier party to Jamestown Ex
position, wish to express, so far as
possible, by word or otherwiee, our
very hearty appreciation for the
a 1 vantages given us by the Asheboro
Courier and kindness shown us by
Mr 8. Hammer, and to the manage
ment of the Outside Inn.at which we
were entertained, for the quality and
quantity of the food served, and for
the uniform kindness accorded us in
I had. S. erree.
M W Parrish
S T Lassiter
W E Scarboro'
J W Ingle
Mrs M C Spoon
J S Ridge
L F Fentress
G N Scarboro
J M Way
F E Byrd.
Notice is hereby Kiven that a free
public examination for teachers' cer
tificates will be conducted at the
court house in Asheboro on the 12th
day of September, beginning at ten
o'clock. A. M. All teachers who
attend this examination will please
be present at the beginning, and
those who fail to be on time will be
asked to lender a Mt'.sf- c ry reason.
we hope that every teacher in the
county will be present and take the
examinations at the above mentioned
date. Those who failed at the last
public examination for want of time
or for other reasons may take the
examinations again on the 12th.
No priate examinations will be
held until after he second Thurs
day in November. All who wish to
secure certificates may do so at the
v ery truly yours,
J. M. WAY,
8-21-3t Co. Supt of Schools
Temperance peklug at Worthville.
Rer TJ T. nitric ct-afo lf-,.
and organizer of the Anti-Saloon
League, will speak in Worthville
church next Tuesday night, Aug.
27th. He is a fine speaker and tem
perance worKer. .everybody is in
vited to come and hear this great
subject discussed by one who knows
how to do it. Mr. Davis will speak
at Randleman on the night before.
August 31st is the big day. Four
brass bands will be in Asheboro on
Attacks the L. & N.
Federal Judge Jones Gets a Hot' Roast
ing Says That Federal Court Judge
Appointed for Ule is Responsible to
Neither God Nor Man.
Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 19th.
Speaking of the injunction granted
by Jndge Jones against Alabama
sheriff and solicitors to prevent in
dictment or ai rest of Louisville
Nashville officers nd agents in case
of violation of the State's lower
freight aud passcn-or laws, reported
in these dispatches yesterday, Lieut.
Gov. H. B. Brady exnressed h
opinion of Judge Jones' action in
the following statement last night:
"I do not think Jude Busteed, in
the daik days of reconstruct-too, ever
issued so drastic an order as the one
which emanated from Jiidfre .Tones
'It is to be regretted that the
Louisville & Nashville Railroad,
wnicn was so prominent in the fight
in Kentucky which resulted in the
assassination of Governor Goebel,
should have the power in Alabama
to have such an ordjr issued.
"I do not believe the- people of
Alabama will submit to the assuma
cy of power on the pa"t of a judge
who holds a lifetime position and
who feels that he is responsible to
neither God nor man for his actions.
"As to what Gov. Comer will do,
I have no idea, but I do not believe
he can be bullied or bulldozed into
doing a thing he dots not believe to
be right. Alabama is a Southern
State, and, though bound for the
moment in the fetters of juiispru
dence, she will reassert herself, and,
like truth crashed to earth, will rise
again, resplendent in her strength
and beauty, and throw off the des
potic heel of this second Busteed."
Busteed referred to was the most
ignorant, brutal and tyrannical of
carpet-bag judges at Montgomery in
The order signed by Judge Jones
is in almost the same words as the
order of Judge Pritchard, the main
difference being that Pritchard's or
der was not served cn the solicitors
and sheriffs as was the case with the
Junior Order And Educational
Saturday, August 31st, 1907, will
be a Red Letter Day for Asheboro
and Randolph county. The Ashe-,
boro Lodge, Junior Order of Amer
ican Mecoanics will have a big Rally
find in connection an Educational
Rallv will also be hell. An inter
esting program is being prepared
wmcn win be published in our next
issue. The new Asheboro Graded
School building will be dedicated.
There will be a flag raising and an
address by Hon. Locke Craig, of
Ashevillle. Mr. Z. P. Smith, of.
Raleigh, will also speak.
Temperance Speaking at Worthville.
Rev. R. L. Davis. State Lectnrpr
and Organizer of the Anti-Saloon
League, will speak in Worthville
church next Tuesday night, Aug.
27th. He is a fine speaker and
temperance worker. Everybody is
invited to come and hear this great
subject discussed by one who knows
how to do it. Mr. Davis will smut
at Randleman on the night before,
W J Stalev. F C Richardson. El
mer Rich, George Hilii rl, Dow
Birkhead, C C Ingold, C H Rush,
J W Craven, A R Cox, Jas Johnson,
John Henson, Arthur East, P. M.
Stuart, Walter Burns, Jim Cox, E
A awards, J D Allred, W T Led-
well, W W Howard, K D Lewis.
Mr. Dougan James has purchased
the W. D. Cross place, two miles
from town and is repairing and re
painting the building and otherwise
improving and beautifying the prop
Fi Murder Cases.
There are five murder cases to be
tried at the next term of court in
Madison countv. and there are two
more to be indicted at the next term
of Court who have fled the Jstate,
making seven in all.
Grand Past Councilor Z. P.
Smith, of Raleigh, will deliver ah
address at the Educational Rally at
Asnenoro on August am. '