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VOL XXXII. ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 29, 1907. ' No 26
Personal Sketches of
Two North Carolina Folks.
Raleigh Correspondent of New York
Sun Gives Interesting Estimates of
Men In the Pnblie Kje Down This
Way Editor Daniels and Governor
(Correspondence of New York Sun.)
Raleigh, N. C, Sept. 17. Passen
ger rate regulation, a reduction
from 3 1-4 to 2 1-4 cents, is the
child of Josephus Drniels, the editor
of the Raleigh News & Observe),
the official organ of the State De
mocracy und the "Democratic Bible,"
according to its editor's claim. Mr.
Daniels has followers enough in
North Carolina to start any move he
wishes, and they believe religiously
in him. While Governor Glenn
was forcing a light that Judge
Long had begua in the Superior
Court, that Judge Pritchard had
resisted in the .Federal Court, and
that the people of the State never
seriously thought about until the
regulators got lonether, Josephus
Daniels sat y and laughed, us he
recalled t'ie poem many years ago
wntteu of himself, "Murdecai at
the Gate." This scriptural refer
ence has eminent relevancy to his
preseut championship ot the peo
ple. Daniels is a fighter, at leist a
logomachist. In 1887, when he
lead the movement for a railroad
commission, Judge Pritchard, who
was then a Representative iu the
Legislature, astced him: "How
would you like to have the Legisla
ture fix the price of your papei?"
Daniels replied: "All right, if it
gare me the right of eminent domain
and kept the other fellow off my
track." In this fight Dauiels lost,
as he did almost consistently until
this year, when he was rewarded foi
his fierce warfare by seeing the
Southern ''downed" by the State
The Republicans do not love
Daniels, nor do all Democrat.
Some years ago a witty Republican
gave him this "side swipe" which
he expected to make him famous:
"We are going to beat out that
Raleigh gang so completely that
nothing will be left at Raleigh but
the lunatic asylum, penitentiary
and Josephus Daniels." Two days
later he was completely crushed
with this headline over his witeicism:
"Three necessary institutions to
keep radicals straight." Consider
ing the number of Republicans in
the peuiteutiary at that time, this
To return to Governor Glenn,
who has been celebrated throughout
the nation. His methods have been
freely described his teetotalism, his
athletic predilections, his religious
fervor, his stumbling ability, ind
the rest. He is a power on the
hustings but he has met his match
more than once. Tom Settle beat
him for Solicitor when Settle was a
boy, but Settle has shriveled and
shrunk and Glenn is now at his
best. The memorable campaign of
1892, when Marion Butler, later
Senator, met Glenn in joint debute,
was not a Glenn triumph on the
whole, though he was put up as the
best man to meet the toughest poli
tic il proposition Democracy ever
encountered. In that year Populism
was rampant and free eilver had
crazed the wisest on both sides,
Democratic and Republican. But
ler challenged debate on it and I
iaie- ubuiuuyhqi, ueuunce iu ukuiu- ;
cracy's face, charging Grover Cleve
land with being a gold bug. Glenn
"hurled tbe lie" at him and silenced
Butler by declaring that Cleveland
had written the present Governor
that he was a free-silver man. Not
another North Carolinian could say
Mr. Cleveland had ever written him
such a letter, t.nd Butler was floored.
And everywhere Glenn went .Re
publicans and Populists were afraid
to challenge him.
- Glenn is a great big, emotional,
happy, strong boy. He will never
be anything else, even though be
goes to the Senate. He likes power
and influence. It is related of him
that several years agj, when ho
wanted to be captain of the Forsyth
Guards, be was asked why he de
sired such a position. Ilia reply
was characteristic: "Well, I have
never been captain." lie is u pray
ii g mtn, gets down on Ins knees
w ila he speaks, and is mighty earn
est.. He calls often npo i the Ljrd
and i ivokes Him in every mvc. I
He is hard on liquor; his friends
think he is hypocritical. He preach
es prohibition exerywhere, since it is
a popular issue.
A few years ago a prominent
Democrat spoke harshly of Glenn
and the latter heard of it. Boy like
and sensitive, he went to the man,
put hit aim around him, and said:
'Look here, B , you don't like
me aud I am sorry. I have done a
lot for the Democracy of your county
aud distric , and I wish you would
tell me why you despi.-e nie." The
politician said: "Yes, Bob, I did
say hard things against you. 1
don't like any man who denounced
Grover Cleveland while he held
office under him. And then you
talk of God Almighty hs if yoj and
He were schoolboys together."
Pupil lt'rlmaiidi'd Fur Misconduct
Assault Tile Tearher With a kni'e.
Supt. A . T. Allen, of The Giu
ham sch.tols, was stunned by one ot
lii 3 pupils Tliurs'l.iy afternoon last,
just after repiodching the boy fcr
The ooys name is Liws u Shields,
aged 17 years. The vuapou used
was a knife. If entered the right
breast, inflicting a piiflful vou:id,
but it will not prove fatal.
Shields has a bad reooid at school,
and last yeai attenpted the tame
crime, except that it was a lady
teacher be drew his knife on.
THE NEGRO IN POLITICS.
South Carolina Negroes Want Foraker
The New York Tribune publishes
a letter from South Carolina ne
groes saying the negroes of the South
will tend all the negro delegates
they can to the uatioual convention
next year for tbe purpose or resist
ing a ttampede to Roosevelt and
trying to secure the nomination of
Foraker, the "Negro Apostle".
Cries Like Panther Bring Kescuerr,
Taking their gun and going in
search of what they believed to be
a panther, from the wild cries, a
number of citizens of Camden
couuty found a young woman, half
dead from starvation and exposure,
I in a dense wood near Indiantowu.
She was in a helpless condition and
reason had vanished. She is about
18 years old, rath-r pretty, but her
identity is unknown. Attempt at
foul play is suspected.
Hecame Suddenly Insane.
Wednesday of last week, Harvey
Watts, a lumber dealer from Tennes
see, entered the station at King's
Mountain, Va., aud placitig his
grip on the flajr, asked Agent Van
dyver to open it. "Now that you
have opened it, I will open you",
said Watts, and tskitig a pistol
from the satchel shot the agent
killing him instantly. When ar
rested he could not account for his
action and declared he had never
seen his victim before.
New Light on Gocbel Murder.
New light has been thrown upon
the assassination of Gov. Gobel, of
Kentucky, by affidavits furnished
by Mrs. Lulu Clark and her cousin
Miaa Gertrnde Kintr. who rWlnre
thut Turner Igo committed the
cnme, and that John San lord is his
accomplice. The affidavit, if the
statements contained in it are true,
will clear the skirts of Gov. Taylor
and Secretary of State Cabel Powers,
who are charged with the crime.
Democratic Prohibition and the Con
stitution. The State Election in Oklahoma
last Wednesday resulted in an over
whelming victory for the Demo
crats, who lead by Chas. N. Haskell,
of MusQogee, won by 20,000 plural
ity. Prohibition was carried- by at
least 30,000 majority and the con
stitution adopted 3 to 1.
Bell Companies Consolidate.
The Bell Telephone companies
operating in Eastern Pennsylvania,
Maryland, New Jersev,. District of
-Columbia and northern Virgiuia
have consolidated with a capital of
The State N'ormal has over 500
It is announced that Senator
Carmack will enter the race for
governor of Tennes-ee, and will de
ma d a St ite primary.
El S.vanv, an eight var old
boy, wire p'aing with a 22 calibre
pislo', was shot in the mouth. The
i )ss of Hire? teeth was the result.
The feed b.im of R. W. Winches
ter, ff Sirniiierfiekl, was burned last
Wednc'd-.iy. It whs set on fire by
children who were playing with
matches around the Lam.
Sunday afternoon October 15th.
the corner stone of the $50,000 Y
M. C. A. Building will be laid at
Winston Sulem with elahoia'e exer
cises. The corporation committee has
ordered the Seaboird Air Line and
the A. C. L. Railroad Companies to
maintain the connections at Max ton
for passengers from Charlotte.
Rhv. G. P. Harrell, for four
years pastor of the Baptist, church
at Thomasville and also the Orphan
age, h is resigned. His successor
has not been chosen.
The North Carolina Postmasters
will meet in coiivintion at Baleigh
October 15 and 10. Several of the
officials from the department at
Washington will attend.
Dr. Joel Hill, of Lexington, left
last week for Ei Paso, Tex., to
spfinl a fw months in .tha irtirest
of kis health, says the Davidson
Col. G. T. Leach caught aming
others a large bass weighing six
pounds while oa A hiin.ig nip in
Moore County last weer. Entei
Euisley McGee and B. F. Mc
Clu e, of High Point, have applied
for a patent on an ironing board,
which will .revolutionize this care of
David Ciotte, the venerable keeper
of the couuty home, of Davidson
county, died Thursday, Sept. 12th,
aged 87 years. He had been keeper
of the county home for 19 years,
and was que of Davidson's best citi
Thos. R. Patton, a retired nier
chitit of Philadelphia, died last
week leaving over $1,000,000 to the
Masonic Lo ge of Pennsylvania as
a fund to establish an institution
for educating male orphans of
Crazed by morphine, Henrv An
dersen, a machinist, of Salisbury,
stabbed his wife, lie recently weut
to Salisbury from Columbia, in
search of his wife, whom he found.
Mrs. Anderson may die.
C. L. Lewis was struck on tbe
head by a ball while witnessing a
gitne ot base ' all at Walnut Cove.
Saturday, and received in jnrien
from which h died a few hours
later. He was 32 years old and
leaves a wife aud several children.
Gov. Conuer, of Alaba.na, declares
that unless conditions chtnge. iu
the railroad service in this State by
time he returns to Montgomery
Oct. 7th, he will call a special sess
ion of legislature to further legislate
to govern the common carriers of
The Thomasville Machine Co.
is a new euterpiise for Thomasville.
It will conduct a general repair
shop and handle all kinds of ma
chinery. J. II. Burns, of High
Point; R. W. Welboru, of Greens
boio, and Chas. E. Bennett, of
High Point, are the incorporators.
W.. H. Leighton, who has been iu
the jewelry business at High Point
for six years, died last Wtdnesday
evening. He was a native of Vir
ginia. The body was interred at
Greensboro. The deceased was 83
years old and is survived by a wife
and two sous.
A succession of earthquake shocks
tnding with a severe snap tnat caus
ed fear and trembling occurred at
ban Barnard i no, Cat., ibursday
evening; the shocks were the most
severe in the mountains, the trees
swaying as if whipped by a tern pes
The Thomttsville Times sav llm
P. C. Thom-is originated the idea uf
harnessing the Yadkin River tit th
narrows. In 1892 he conceived tin
idea and 'succeeded in craaniy.ing is
company with a capital of $5,0(10;
M. E. Shedd has gone to Tifton,
Ga., wherejhe becomes castitr of a
b ink. Carthage Blade.
Thos. Lutterloh, of Sanford, and
Miss Delia Sellers, of Moore county,
were married at Sanford last week.
G. L. Antony, the well known
nurseryman, of Vandilia, died last
Saturday. He stiffs ed with bright
Frauk L. Page has r signed the
position as superintendent of the
Statcsville cotton mills and will be
associated with the Odell llard.vare
Co. at Greensboro after Qjt. lot.
Robert Sutton Thompson, aged 35
years, died at Pittsboro Friday morn
ing, lie was an expert telegraph
operator, was highly esteemed wher
R. A. Jarvis, ma hinisl at the Mt.
Airy Furniture factory, was pro
bably fal'lly burned last Thursday
by a steam pipe bursting, throwing
steam and hot water over his body.
At the annuil meeting of the
Anti-Saloon League of America, at
Norfolk last week, liishop Luther
B. Nelson, of Chattanooga, Tenu.,
was elected President.
Col. Leomdas Canipten Edwards,
of Oxford, died last week after a
lingering illness lie was for years
a leader of the Oxford bar. He was
83 j ears old.
Fire swept over a section of
Mitdrid, Spani, Ust Thuisday, and
tnoimn l of people ren ler..'d home
less ry i.M- none, are occupying
tents and sheds ou the streets. .
Fneiels of Wm Jennings Brvan
d cans th it Bryan is anxious to
make the rr.n again for i'resulent,
and that he dej not i.isist upon his
Agostino Grosso, an Italian che
mist, has discovered a compound
that will convert animals to stone.
The cln mical is administered hypo
dermicaliy and about 3 hours is re
quire 1 to complete petrification.
L. V. Edwards, of Merry Oaks,
Chatham county, who has been a
memoer of the force of civil en
gineers surveying the Stacesville Air
Line, has gone to rsew lork to en
President Roosevelt will leave
Washington next Sunday for a tour
of the Si'Uth an i West. He expeoN
to camp out in Louisiana and ht.nt
i u the cane brakes. He is buokti'
for speeches at 15 points on his tiip.
It is reported lv Grand Seoivtw
Woodell, of the Lodge of Odd Fel
lows, that there are now 222 lodtreo
in the State vith a membership of
10,000; I he net g-tin for the tirst
six months of this year, was over
The Sanford Commercial Club
is stimulating interest in the pro
gress of the town. Through it the
piople of Sanford are becoming in
terested in sewerage, and the e re-it
ion of a public building for the
Mis. Carrie Nation was arrested
at Washington, D. C, hist week for
lecturing in front of the postotlice
department, thus blocking the street.
Upon default of a hue of $25, and
upon her retusil to promise to dis
continue her pei fortnances, she wat
sent to the work house for seventy
The third knitting mill for Bur
lington will be put in operation
about November 15th. The mill
will be known as the Sellars Hosiery
Mill and will be under the manage
ment of D. E. Sellars, The com
pany begins with a capital stock ol
Lem Wrenn, of Reidsville, was
kicked and killed by bis horse at
Reidsville last week. He was at
tending a public -sale of stock.
Walking up behind a horse he slap
ped it on the rump, and immediately
both hoofs of the horse landed on
the unfortunate man's breast. He
lived only ten minutes.
Pretty Wedding at FrankllnTllle.
One of the prettiest home wed
dings was solemnized at the home
of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mis.
John Luther, Sunday, when Mr
E-lgur Btiiiress and Miss Nannie
Lut her were united for life, Rev.
,'. F. Allied ollieiat.d. Mr. Bur
!i' is u prominent fanner of th
Suidv ("reek sec' ion, aud Miss
Ltniier is one of our mo.-t cbainii.i
i,n i aeei nipllf bed youli ladies.
v Mi for the happy couple nitieh
k:iclcss in their future life.
Asheboro 's Future
Bright New Industries.
FOREIGN MISSION CONVENTION
Wonieii'n Society to Hold Annual Session
The Woman's Foreign Missionary
Society will meet iu annual s ssiou
in Asheboro Wednesday and Thurs
day. October 2d aud 3d.
A large attendance of delegates is
expected. The piograui has been
arranged as follows:
MOKXINti SESSION', 10 O'CLOCK.
Devotional Exercises Miss Velna
Reading of Minutes.
Address of Welcome Mis. W
Response Mrs. Ada G. Hunter.
Report of Auxiliaries.
AFTEKNO0X SESfSIoK, 2 O'CLOCK.
Devotional Exercises Mrs. R. R.
lieu ling of MinulesT
Report of Auxiliaries.
Report of Cor. JSec.
Paper Cniua, iis needs and oppor
tunities Mrs. W. T. Manner.
Echoes from Board Meeting-Mrs. S.
EVENING SKSiilOX, 7:30.
Devotional Exercises Rev. W. E.
Missionary Drill Dr. Ilarris-Glas
Address Mrs. J. W. Frauk.
Literature, an aid to Missions, Mrs.
J. F. MeCulloch.
Placed In the Kaleih lcniii Times
by the Southern Kail way.
At the North Carolina rate hear
ing at Washington Monday the ex
amination of the books of the South-
ru Railway revealed the fact that
dining tl.e mouths of 1906' thiit
company paid the publishers of the
K ileii'li hvening limes, "for adver
tising and special notices" the sum
of !(i.000. Vouchers in favor Of tht
Ctuiiloiie Obseiver allowed an aver-
ige of $21 a i.outh aud the Wash
ington Post $89.
The State's itti rnevs are highly
elated over the niyster.ous find.
Standard Oil l-'.arnlns.
In the government suit against
th3 Standard Oil Compauy it is
shown that Mr. Rockefeller owned
250,854 shares, or more than one
fourth of the Stand ar Oil Compa
ny. Based on the earnings of the
company as placed ou record during
the past eight years, have aggre
gated almost $125,000,000. At
luesday s hearing it was testified
that iu the years from 1899 to 1906
inclusive, the btandard Oil Compa
i.y had earned total profits of $490,-
Fire at Thomasville.
The plant of the Lee Mfg. Co.,
manufacturers of tables at Thomas
ville, wa destroyed by fire Friday
night. The loss will reach about
$20,000. The plant was employing
forty hands on full time and repoits
a good business. The directors of
the conpany announce that the plant
will be rebuilt at once.
At the residence of the officiating
Justice of the Peace, S. M. Barnes,
in Tabernacle township, Mr. Ed
Hughes aud Miss Cora Summy cn
September 22, 1907.
New Cotton Mill at Troy.
Mr. S. J. Smithertnan and three
of his son-in. laws will next spring
erect a $200,000 spinning null at
Troy. It will be built in the east
ei ii artof town.
Mr-. Elizabeth Spain died at her
home mar Kaudleman T"esday of
of this week. She was 50 years of
Movement On Foot to Secure knitting
Mill Other I :n terprl-.es Will Thrive
IntereKting Loral Ntus,
Asheboro needs and must have a
cotton mill, a knitting mill and a
table and kitchen cabinet factory
within the next twelve months.
There will be no trouble in estab
lishing the knitting mill and the
table and kitchen cabiuet factories,
but the 1'ttablishiiienr of a cotton
null will be more delicult. No in
vestment iu manufacturing pays go
much as stock in a spinning mill.
These enterprises can and will be
tsfahliihed in Ashebjro iu the near
No town in the State is growing
as rapidly us A;hj'j)ro, new build
ings ate iroing up eery where and
paients ae moving u he' there
is emplov m-ut for everybody and
plenty of room mi one of tLe best
craded schuo's in the Sta'3 for
every child in to.vn; .
Our Population C;roviii.
Let our business men and every
body beiu a campaign to get more
people to move to Asheboro. Write
your friends ih other counties to
send you names of people who may
be induced to move to Asheboro.
Tell your friends and write them of
the superior advantages of this pro
gressive town, whose growth is
ASHEBORO GETS LEAGUE CON
VENTION. Kent Annual Meeting of Ipworth
league tu Meet Here.
The Epworth League Convention
which met at High Point latt week
was well attended. Large delega
tions were present from Greensboro,
Raudleman, Asheboro and Thomas
ville. Mies Merrie Richardson, of Ashe
boro, read an interesting paper, and
also Miss Harris, of Trinity.
The convention closed Thursday
evening at which time Rev. J. W.
Moore delivered the closing address.
The invitation of the Asheboro
delegation for the next annual meet
ing was accepted.
Followed an Operation in a Hospital at
Col. W. P. Wood leceived a tele
gram Saturday night announcing
the death of his niece, Mrs. F. C.
Merritt, at Will .iugtou. Mrs. Mer
ritt was a patient iu a hospital
there where she uuderwentau oper
ation. The deceased was boru in Ashe
boro and was a daughter of the late
Geo. W. Ried. She had mala her
home at Wilmington for many
years. She leaves a husband and
an infant child.
Mrs. Merritt was also a niece of
Rev. F. U. Wood, of Tiiuity.
Ret. C. A. Wood and Mr. C. II. Ireland
at M. I'.. Church Sunday.
Next Sunday at the M. E. Church,
Asheboro, will be an interesting
day. There will be an address
from Rev. C. A. Wood at 11 A. M.,
and Mr. C. H. Ii eland, an active
layman of Greensboio has been in
vited to deliver an address on the
lavmen's movement iu the church.
No one of tLe congregation should
miss this service. They will speak
at 7:30 also, and at Ulah at 3 P. M.
Mr. Frank Uollifield left Mon
day for Whitmell, Va., where on
Tuesday he was married to Miss
Bessie Adkius, The ceremony was
performed at 2 o'clock. Tuesday
night he returned with his bride to
Asheboro. Mr. Uollifield holds a
position with tbe Crown Milling
Mrs. ItialrGetH New Trial.
A dispatch from Columbia, S. C,
says Jude George Johnstone has
granted Mrs. Ethel W. Blair a new
trial an "ufter-difCovered evidence."
The case will coin? up again for
trial at the Feb. u.ny term of court.
Bond is being arranged to secure her
i dense until that lime.