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J She COURIER
5 Leads in' Both News and
PRINCIPLES, NOT MEN.
$1.00 Per Year.
ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 1906.
OUR RALEIGH LETTER.
Social Equality in Convict
Camps. Horrible Double Sui
cide at Raleigh.
From Our Sjiecial Correspondent.
Gorman News Bureau
Raleigh, N C, Jan 8. '06.
There has been a good deal of un
favorable comment and criticism
indulged in within the last few days
concerning the alleged "social
equality" between the races practiced
at the convict camps in some of the
counties of this State as indicated
in the report of the State Board of
Charities mtde public the latter part
of last week. But inquiry seems to
develop the probability that rumor
has exaggerated the actual facts.
So far it does not ' appear to have
been esta! lished that white and
black convicts at work on the roads
have been "chained together" either
day or night in any county, but it
seems that in several counties the
two races have been made to occupy
the same building with one room as
sleeping quarters the negroes sleep
ing on one side of the room and the
whites on the other.
The North Carolina Grand Lodge
of Masons will meet in annual com
munication here tomorrow night
and will be in session till Friday of
this week. Grand Secretary John C
Drewry reports that there are now
over sixteen thousand Masons in the
State, twelve hundred having been
added during the past year, and
that fifteen new lodges have been
established during 1905. The
Grand Lodge receipts now amount
to more than twelve thousand dol
lars annually. Ten years ago, when
Mr Drewry was lirst elected Grand
Secretary they amounted to four
thousand. Of course Mr Drewry
will again be elected for he is with
out opposition and is very earnestly
eugaged in helping in the work of
building the handsome Masonic
i'tinple which is about to be com
menced in this city. As Grand
Master Liddell has served two terms
he will in the regular order of suc
cession be succeeded by Deputy
Grand Master F D Winston, the
present Lieut-Gov of the State.
Yesterday (Sunday) there was de
veloped another horrible instance in
Raleigh of what whiskey will do
for a man who was otherwise a good
and popular citizen. William H
Hood, until recently deputy register
of deeds of Wake county, and whose
father was register of deeds at the
time of his death soaie four or five
years ago, was found dead in bed
with a disreputable woman in
Raleigh's tenderloin district, locally
known as East Raleigh. The wom
an was also dead and empty lauda
num vials in the room revealed the
means employed by them to commit
the double suicide. Three months
ago Hood was treated at an institu
tion in this State for the drink
. habit. During the holidays he re
turned to his cups which fact is said
to have caused him to lose hope for
the futurand on Saturday he de
liberately made up his mind to put
an end to his existence. According
to report he revealed his intention
to the woman Saturday night,
whereupon the latter told him that
if he was determined to kill himself
she "would go along with him,
wherever it led to." The woman
then, it seems, left the bawdy house
in which she was an inmate and. ac
companied Hood to the house of an
old colored woman where they hired
a room for the night. The finding
of their dead bodies in bed yester
day about noon was the sequel of
the horrible that they made and so
fatally kept Mr Hood leaves a
widowed mother, an invalid wife
and one or two small children.
Wake Criminal Court. "
The two-weeks term of Wake
county criminal court which began
here to-day will dispose of several
important and sensational cases.
Among the cases set for trial at this
term are thoae against the three at
tendants at at the Central Hospital
, for the Insane located at Raleigh
who are charged with the killing,
through alleged cruelty, of the pa
tient Nail, from Chatham county,
whose death last summer a few
hours after his attempt to escape
r created such sensation all over the
- State.T .Poiiceman Isaao W " Roger!,
who shot and mxm so near- killing
deputy U $ Marshal John Dockery,
popular young man and son of
Marshal Henry C Dockery, and
- whose assault was the result of the
discovery of intimacy between young
Rogers at a disreputable assignation
house here, will also ie tried, the
charge being secret assault. Frank
Moore, a young white man of this
city, and" a negro will be tried on
the charge of having set tire to the
plant of the Standard Oil Co in
this city last May, on which occa
sion the night watchman was killed
and the money drawer robbed, the
building and thousands of gallons
of oil having been consumed in the
fire which followed. A large num
ber of gambling cases are also set
for trial. Judge Ward is the pre
NEWS FROM RANDLEMAN.
Bank' Stockholders to Meet Mr Council Sells
Out and Leaves Mr Wall Goes to High
Point -Other News.
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Bank of Randleman
will be held to-day. The officers
and direc ors for tbe ensuing year
will be elected and other business
Mr John T Council, manager of
the Randleman Bargain House,
has sold his interest in the
firm to Mr G T McAlister, of Spray.
Mr Sam Swaim will have charge of
the business afier Feb 1st.
Rev Amos Gregson, of Rock Hill,
S C, is here on a visit to his old
home. His many friends are glad
to welcome him.
Miss Louise Fousb.ee, who has
been the guest of MissFerree for the
past week, returned to her home in
Mr Edgar Wall, who has illled
a positiou as saie sman with the
Naomi Falls Store Co for the past
year, has accepted a similar position
with Uliuard, of High 1'oint.
Miss Ma7 P Blount returned
Saturday, having spent the holidays
with her relatives at Washington,
Mr R P Dicks, of the Hunter
Mfg & Com Co, of Greensboro is at
home for a few days.
Mr Charles Beaslev left Monday to
iiccent the nosition of cashier of the
Bank of Chapel Hill.
Mrs P A iHenuennaii, 01 Asne
boro, is here on a visit to friends.
Miss Eula Haves has returned
from Greensboro, having acted as
bridesmaid at the Ray-Terrell mar
riage. Medical Society.
The RandolDh County Medical
Society met in the Court House on
Tnesdav of this week. Dr Henly
read an interesting paper on the old
physicians; or tne uouniy, giving
many interesting matters connected
with the lives of a number of the
old physicians. Drs "Sumner and
McFadyen were appomtea to repre
sent the medical society at the good
roads meeting at Randleman on next
Amount of Tobacco Consumed.
Of all the tobacco consumed in
the civilized world statistics show
that the United States burns up
more than two-tbirds. a total esti
mated at 450,000,000 pounds. The
per capita consumption is 0.4
nounds. which is exceeded by the
natives of Belgium, who use 6.21
pounds per annum eacn. uermany,
with 201,73,OOO, and uussia, witn
220.127.116.11OO. were the only other
countries last year that consumed
more than lOO.ouo.uuu pounus 01
tobacco. Belgium Bhows the high
est rpr nanita: the United States is
second; Russia's is but 1.1 pounds,
and Italy a is even lower, witn l.uo
V A Kline, of Liberty.' spent
Wednesday in Asheboro. .
W M Ellison and A 0 Pickett,
of Liberty, were visitors here Wed
nesday. , '
Rev G W Robinson will preach at
the Presbyterian " church Sunday
morning and evening. ":'
Mr 0 K Cox and soa Master
Clvde. of Oedar Falls, spent Wednes
day in Asheboro.
Dr Hunter has returned , from
ChaTlotte where he he has been with
Mr Leo Barker to see an eye special
' E W Walker, who has been one of
tha 1nrTPt nnrk mi sera in Taber
nacle township, killed 20 pigs that
weighed oea4. ruteen 01 ineui
averaged 311 pounds. ,t '
Mr H B- Martin, a young man
of ien years'- x jiarience. oa dsily
and weekly newspapers, has accepted
a position en the Courier and will
take charge of tbe business and act
as circulation manager of the Conner
for the present. Mr Martin comes
to as with a fine record and highly
Franklinv'ile Mfg. Co. Putting In New Ma
chineryFish Stories. Etc.
Dr Turrentine our presiding elder
filled his appointment at the M E
church Sunday and preached an
able sermon to an appreciative au
dience. Mr Sidney Mauer, of Thomasville,
is visiting his children in the city
Mrs Caroline Crayen has gone to
Greensboro to spend the winter with
her daughter, Mrs 0 T Leonard.
Mr J U Lutterloh, of Rowland,
came up last week to spend a few
days with relatives and friends. We
are alwavs glad to welcome Mr
Lutterloh to our city.
Miss Mary Dockery has resigned
her position with the Franklinville
Mfg. Co. and has gone to White
Oak to accept a similar position.
Mr Lonnie and Masters Clarence
Welch and Lewis Hayes spent Sat
urday evtung and Sunday in Ran
dleman. Mr Geo W Mullinix, machine
erector for Saco & Pettee Machine
Shops, of Biddeford, Maine, is plac
ing some new spinning frames for
the Franklinville Mfg. Co. this
week which will be ready to start in
a few days.
Mrs Sarah A Craven has been on
the sick list for some time but is
Messrs Marion Burk aud B H
Cheek attended the breaking of the
dam at Marleya Mill last week and
report a splendid time and that there
were over three hundred people pres
ent who came from High Point,
Liberty, Staley, Pittsboro and the
surrounding community. Several
amused themselves fishing and shoot
ing. Thelargest carp caught weigh
ed 2? 1-2 lbs. John Williams aud
B 11 Check caught with three draws
of seine 134 of lbs fish. Burk and
Cheek with one draw caught two
carp weighing 40 lbs.
Miss Lv.la Seawell has commenced
her school at Cross Roads where her
sister had been teaching before
Christmas. We wish her much
Mr Walter Albright, from near
Patterson's Quarters, has moved to
the Spencer place near Yow's Mills.
Mr Elmer Yow, who has been in
school at Why Not, for some time
came home Christmas and will
spend a few weeks with his parents
near Yow's Mill.
Mr R L Albright and 0 , D law
rence have about completed the
bridge across Fork Creek near Al
Mi George Henry Bean, from near
Mitchfield, who is m the saw mill
business has located near here.
Getting Under Way.
After much time and trouble our
new press is at work. There has
been much delay, but we are run
ning off this issue at the rate of
1500 papers an houi. It will easily
turn them off twice as fast. After
this issue we hope to be on time
each week. The folder is not yet
in operation but will when properly
adjusted do good work. There is
much work in getting all the ma
chinery to work.
Mr W L Thurber and his brother,
Mr A J Thurber, who recently came
in from Kentucky, have purchased
the Asheboro Copper Mine. They
are working a large force of hands
day and uight. There is is a large
vein of silver between two large cop
per veins. The showing is very fine
and the owners are greatly encour
aged. Farmers' Insurance Company.
The annual meeting of the Ran
dolph County Farmers' Mutual
Fiie Insurance Association - will be
in Asheboro on the first Monday in
Febrnary. Mr O ROdx is president
and Beth W Laughliu Secretary
and W J 'league is the County
Mr Wm Daily, who left this
county some ttfenty yenrg or more
ago, going to Indisn Territory is
visiting in this se c t i o n. Mr
Haily engagad in merchandising
and became wealth and prosperous.
After accumulating considerable
property, Mr Hailey's business was
burned out and he" loft nearly all
his accumulations .by a disastrous
The. County Road Force is at
work on a bad piece of road near
Mr Thos Beddings, twa miles . wet
of Aiheboion the Salisbnry read,
NEWS FROM RALPH.
Reorganization of Sunday School The Do
ings of the People at Ralph.
Several of Mr anl Mrs Alson
Humbles friends gave them a nice
pounding Satuidav night.
Mr and Mrs R E Cox, of High
Point, are visiting Mr Cox's father,
Mr A C Cox.
Mr William Haiiey, of Indian
Territory, is visiting in and around
here this week.
Mr Alson Humble has moved in
his new dwelling house.
Mr J.L Henry ha3 killed one hun
dred and forty squirrels in the past
two months. Who can beat that?
Mr and Mrs John Humble, of
Asheboro, visited Mr Hnmble's
father Saturday uight.
Mr Gfover Scott passed through
here Sunday on his way to High
The Sunday school at Broker's
Chapel was reorganized last Sim. lay.
Mr Carson Winninghani wtu. re
elected Superintendent, and Miss
Ida Henley Secretary,
Mrs Causey Brown and children
spent Saturday night and Sunday
at Mr Ira Brown's, of Brown.
Rain seems to be plentiful now.
Richland creek wis the highest last
Wednesday it has been in twenty
Visitors from the West -Mrs Barlow Visits
Her O'd Home Church Services, Etc.
The train on December 21st was
pretty Well loaded witli Indiana peo
ple when it reached Liberty. They
scattered in different directions and
some aie starting back every few
Mr Alfred Hiushaw left here
January 2nd for his home in La
Mr Joab Staggs and wife will
shortly start for their home in Hor
ton, Indiana. They visited the form
er's mother, Mrs j Stagg, who is 81
years old and very feeble.
irs Barlow's family will remain
here till some time in February.
Mrs Barlow was born in Randolph
county and left for the West when
three years old. She is a daughter
of Mr and Mrs William Fogleman
who have died since removing to the
West. Mr and Mrs Barlow accom
panied by their two daughters visit
ed old Rocky River church where
Mrs Barlow s mother was a member
for fifty years and was the only
member for twenty years. Mr and
Mrs Barlow live in Brownsburg,
Rev John Hackney preached at
Mt Pleasant Baptist church last
Mr Herndon preached at Pleasant
Hill Christian church last Sunday.
NEWS FROM STAR.
Ten Day' Holiness Meeting Death of Two
People Mrs Owen Sick.
We are having rain after the fine
weather, and it is feared it may in
terfere with the ten days' Holiness
Meeting which is expected to be
The death angel visited the home
of Mr and Mrs D P Monroe Thurs
day night and took away their only
son, Vance, who was stricken four
weeks ago of typhoid fever. The
family have our sympathy. Mr
Saunders Ingram died here the latter
part of December.
Mrs W B Owen is very sick.
. Clubbing Offer.
In sending out statements to sub
scribers before Christmas we agreed
to send other papers with the Cou
rier to those who would pay up and
in advance provided payment was
made by Dec 29th. It may be im
possible to send The National Fruit
Grower and The Central West to
those making remittance after Dec
Under our contract we do not get
tbia clubbing offer with these two
papers after Jan'y 1st, 1906. We
have made an effert to get our en
tire list m. but in event we fail, we
will send in their place the Metro
politan and Rural Home one year
Good Roads Association.
The people of Randleman and
vicinity fill meet on Saturday night
of thia week in Randleman to or-
fanize a good road association. We
ope this movement will lead io an
organization of a Good Roa U Coua
ty Association. Among th lrauer
in the movement are Dr McFadyen
bd Mr J L Fields.
Mr 1) M Hollady spent Sunday
wiih his family iu Asheboro.
Mrs Arthur Marsh, of High Point,
is visitiDg her parents, Mr and Mrs
A B Covington.
Miss Daile Whitehead, who has
so ably assisted Prof McCanless dur
ing the past session of Ramseur
High School, left for her home in
Scotland Neck on Monday las:.
During her otay among us she made
many friends who will gladly wel
come her back to Ramseur.
Messrs Clyde Causey of Liberty
and Wm Roach of Greensboro, at
tended the meeting of the Masonic
Lodge here on Saturday night last.
Mr Edward Johnson and Miss
Minnie Bowden, both of Ramseur,
were happily married on Jan'y 7th.
Ma" their lives be full of happiness.
Mrs Maigaret Crntchheld, ot Ce-1
lar Falls, is visiting Mrs W 11 j
Mr Home, of Roanoke, Va, spent 1
Sunday at Hotel Ramseur.
Mr Geo II Lambert, who has been
at the Greensboro Hospital for
treatment returned home last week, j
We are glad to know he is greatly :
improved iu health. j
ill! illtllMH UUIgcoo, VUC JM. VU1
bau er fanners, killed the champion
hog of the season. His best and
biggest weighed 501 lbs. He killed
2143 lbs of pork.
Mr W F Johnson has a bran new
girl in his home.
Mr E C Watkins left Saturday
for CJrand Rapids, Mich, to attend a
big meeting of furniture dealers aud
Rev Dr S B Turrentine-filled the
pulpit of the M E Church last Sun
day night, preaching a most power
ful sermon. Quarterly conference
was held ou Monday. We are hap
py to note that our attendance upon
the various churches is always good.
We also have four good Sabbath
schools in toivn and the great bless
ings they confer upon our children
Rev J W I'atton, of Elou College,
filled his pulpit in the Christian
church last Sabbeth morning and
evening preaching most excellent
and helpful sermons.
Mrs J 0 Redding Entertains.
The Randolph Book Club was en
tertained on last Friday by Mrs J
O Redding who had arranged a very
unique and original entertainment
besides the regular program which
consisted of current events. In re
sponse to call of roll, a paper on
Tennyson by Mis Herbert Moffitt
and one on Institutions of Learning
of England prepared by Mrs W A
Underwood. After the regular pro
gram Mrs Redding passed papers on
which were writen questions to be
answered with words beginning with
"Miss" such as a religious Miso?
Ans Missionary Several were suc
cessful and Miss Laura Stimson won
the prize by drawing the "winning
straw". A delicious salad course
was served followed by mint can
dies. Clatesvllle (Randleman) Items.
Mr and Mrs D M Allred have re
turned to Spray after spending
some time with" their parents Mr
and Mrs J C Allred Jr.
Sam J Henley returned borne
Christmas after spending several
months in the Western states.
Mi us Suda Coble and Herbert
Hinshaw spent Christmas in High
Mr and Mrs J R Owen and children
were at Liberty last week with rela
tives. Mr and Mrs J E Allen of High
Point visited relatives in this section
Mr J M Laughlin spent Christ
mas at Haw River visiting relatives.
Mr T F Millikan and wife spent
a few davs recently at Cooleemee,
with Mr and Mrs Caswell Patterson
reporting a nice time.
Difficult Common English Words.
Three hundred and fifty public
school teachers in Beaver county,
Pennsylvania, are said to have fail
ed to spell one or more of the com
mon English words: Auxiliary,
Tennessee, Beefsteak, proceed, super
sede, precede, picnicking, sieve,
seize, siege, cylinder, succotash, and
A small boy in a language class
in the Asheboro Graded School paid
a compliment o the Courier when
be read the followiBK sentence that
he had prepared himself: "The
Asheboro Courier is the largest
paper published". '
Mr J M Way went to Raleigh
Tuesday to attend the annual ses
sior of the grand lodge of masons at
Raleigh. Mr Way goes as a repre
sentative of Hanks lodge at Frank-linsville.
ASHEBORO GRADED SCHOOL.
Enrollment Reached 300 Pupils.
Average Attendance 225.
The enrollment in the graded
school during the first four months
reached the 300 mat k or more than
80 per cent of the total school popu
lation. Despite the measles and
other hindrances the average daily
attendance for the four months
was 225 or 75 per cent of the
total enrollment. Both the enroll
ments and the daily attendance are
far above the average, and indicate
that the people of Asheboro are
alive to the importance of educating
The mid-year examinations show
ed that thorough work is being done
in all the grades. If the attendance
coutines regular promotions at the
end of the year will be larger than
The honor rolls of the different
grades for the fourth month are
Jewel Glasgow, Etta Glasgow,
Lena Williams, Gusta Humble
Ethel Presnell, Claudius Crater,
Lura Jones. Ernest Spencer, Rush
Lassiter, Lela Aiken, Ursley Will
iams. SECOND 'GKADE.
Jessie Wood, Mabel Spoon, Ger
trude Aiken, Arthur Presnell, Jes
sie Ward, Clara Presnell, Emma
Everette Newby, Lucy Aiken,
Fred McPherson, Fanny Newby,
Nellie Spoon, Lummy Cox, Carl
Auman, Ila Aiken, Sirona Croker,
Pearl Kivett, Maude Hall, Eulah
Glasgow, Mildred Birkhead, Clyde
Ethel Free, Benlah Laughlin,
Mattie Kivett. Garland Pritchard,
Idyl Free, Emlie Presnell, Lucile
Rush, Mamie Morris, Sue Hoover.
Lollie Jones, Wayland Hayes,
Jim Davis, Lela Hall, Grace Wood,
Ella Morris, Blanche Spoon,
Grady Miller, John Sexton, Daniel
Sharpe, Sam Spencer.
Blanche Coffin, Marietta Betts,
The Asheboro Chair Company.
The first annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Asheboro Chair
Co. was on Wednesday of this week.
There was a good showing in the
business and a dividend of 10 per
cent was declared, a profit of nearly
twice that amount having been
made during the year. Checks
will be mailed in a few days to the
stockholders for tbe dividend that
It was decided to increase the out
put of the factory and to enlarge
the plant. There will be an increase
of the capital stock from fifteen
thousand dollars to seventy thou
sand dollars. The present stock
holders will be given the opportu
nity of subscribing for this stock be
fore the books are opened to other
persons. The first to apply will be
given preference. It is believed
that the stock will all be taken with
iu the next ten or twenty days.
Those of tbe stock holders who
wish to increase their shares can if
they prefer made payment on the
additional shares takeu of twenty
five per cent at iutervals of a mbnth
or two between the payments.
Juo U Plowman, an ex-distiller
and a well known violator of the
liqnor laws, shot and killed in Yad
kin countv on Tuesday of this week
a man bv the name of Swaim. It is
said that the trouble was an old one
about some liquor trouble. Plow
man has been indicted for beating
There will be a meeting of the
temperance forces at the Asheboro
Academy on Friday night of this
week. There is a determined effort
to resort to every lawful means to
prevent the sale of intoxicating
liquors of all kinds. All friends of
law and order andjsobriety and good
government are requested to" attend.
Col T J Dula, a prominent repub
lican lawyer, of Wilkesboro, died yesterday.
t Dockery and a aangnter or mi