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Politicians Preparing for Sena
torial Contest. Principal
Candidates Named.
Gorman News Bureau,
Raleigh, N C, January 15.
Politicians and party leaders who
come to the Btate capital, especially
lawyers, and particularly those from
the eastern and central counties, are
beginning to discuss the eastern
Senatorship now filled by Sena
tor Simmons, whose term expires a
little more than one year from now,
and whose successor the legislature
to be elected this year, will choose.
They are very earnestly canvass
ing also the question of a state
primary and the possible outcome,
which some of them predict would
result in no choice. Remembering
the unpleasant features and party
distracting results of the senatorial
primary of six years ago, many
prominent Democrats say that they
dread another.
It is understood that the three
principal candidates for the senator
ship will be Senator Simmons, Ex
Governor Aycock and Chief Justice
Walter Clark. It is believed
that there are one or two dark horses
ia the wood3 ready to join in the
race as soon as a favorable opportu
nity presents itself. The situation
is not clearly defined, however, and
it is a little too early, perhaps, to
accurately predict results
COfioM fcitOwMS Afe&OOUTiON.
The cotton planters of North
Carolina, especially those identified
with the Cotton Grower's Associa
tion', are in better spirits and more
hopeful of future results than in
many years. The new board of di
rectors selected at the recent meet
ing of the state association, which
is charged with the management of
the affairs of the association, are
greatly encouraged oYet the result
of their labors during he last two
or three Weeks. Thic board is com
posed 'of five of ttie leading cotton
planters of the'stfcte. Col Ilenry C
ttotkery is the clirirman and Dr R
'TL Speight, '? Edgecombe, S B
Alexander, of Mecklenburg, Ashley
Home-, of Johnston, and A C Green,
of Wake, re the other members of
the manspng directorate.
Those-gentlemen have, during the
last two weeks, secured several thou
sand dollars m subscriptions with
whict to defray the expenses
of the work of the Slate totton as
'eootation, and tbfy now announce
that they will soon put the new
president. C C Koore,of Charlotte,
in the field, be to devote his entite
"tr.nie to the grewtn find upbuilding
'of the organira'tiou, on a regulaT an
' nual salary, which, it is dtated will
be twentyfrve hundred 'dollars.
They hope 'Obis and other means
which they will employ to soon
bring thereat majority of cotton
growers i'nTNorth Caiolina into the
association as members of the or
ganization and to thns make their
work more effective. The action of
the general convention of the South
ern Ootton Growers' Association at
NowHDrleans last week, in declaring
for fifteen cents for the balance of
the'erop of 1905, has also enthused
"the members of the organization.
This writer observes, also, from
heading the editorials in several of
the Northern textile journals during
the lastfew weeks, that those papers
which up to a very recent period
made light ot the cotton growers'
Organization are cow conceding the
strength and possibilities of the as
sociation. It is apparent, too, that
the northern stock and eotton market-gamblers,
who have baen reaping
the great bulk of the profit on cotton
for so long, are greatly disturbed
over the actual probability that the
"Southern farmers will hereafter fix
the price of the staple, instead of
these sharks.
The academic building of Trinity
Park High School is to be enlarged
and improved, Mr B NDuke having
just donated the money to make all
desirable improvements and enlarge
ment The final arrangements have
been made with architects and work
will begin as soon as practicable.
The Columbian Literary Society has
elected C R Pugb president, F W
Obarr vice-president, R C Goldstein
Sflcretary, R L Furguson marshal.
The Hesperian Society elected its
officers last month.
Governor Glenn spent yesterday
Sunday in Charleston, S C, where
he delivered wo addreoee, one be
f Tore the Young Men's Christian As
sociation and the other in the Scotch
Presbyterian church. He was the
recipient of much attention and
many courtesies at the hands of the
officials and citizens of Charleston.
Under a special charge from
Judge Ward the grand jury of Wake
connty is investigating the official
conduct of some of the magistrates
of Raleigh. This is partly due to
the fact that many of the cases sent
on to this term of court by some of
the magistrates were based on such
flimsy evidence that the grand jury
declined to return the true bills.
It is alleged that their courts are
run principally on the "financial
plan," the magistrates governing
their acts according to the means
best affording the largest financial
A Prosperous Little Town Dwoll'ngs Needed
Business Houses Nearing Completion.
Mr and Mrs Georee Ciutchfield
and little son, Hony, spent last week
in and around .Liberty, iney leit
Saturday, the 13th, for their home in
Greensboro. Mr Crutchfield was a
policeman for a number of years in
that City an J is now deputy sheriff.
He has" the reputation of being one
of the best officers in Greensboro.
Mrs Emma Siler is here on her
way home from Atlanta, Ga, where
she has been for several weeks visit
ing her brother, Mr H L Browec
and family,
Daniel Albia Teague and bride
spent a few days here last week on
a visit to their parents, Mr and Mrs
A A Teague.
Our new bank and new drugstore
buildings are almost completed and
are going to be beautiful. It is
thought both will be ready to be
occupied by May or sooner.
Mrs Griffin, the mother of W II
Griffin, the cashier of the Bank of
Liberty, will move here this week
from Pittsboro. We welcome all
such good people here. Miss Griffin
came a week ago and has a position
as clf-rk in the Bank.
Rev J W Frank, our new M P
preasher, filled his pulpit twice last
Sunday. Mr Frank has been in
.Tanau for five and one half years
and talks very interesting.
There is not an empty dwelling
house to rent in Libertv and num
bers of good people- are anxious to
move here. If anyone does Duna or
change houses there is some one
standing on the front steps ready to
Dr ii W Hotches has oeen nere
for a few days. This is the Dr's
home, but Mrs Hotches is living in
Kinston and his son at Aioemane.
The Doctor is the State Lecturer
for the Masonic Lodge and he is on
the go all the time.
Mr H C Causey is now on the
road buying cross ties and bridge,
lumber etc for a new rail road that
is being built m Eastern Carolina.
Mr and Mrs J II Johnson have
moved in their new cottage on East
Greensboro St.
Mr O T Hatch is the happiest
man in town. David had bought
him a possum and it got out and
was gone for a week and on last
Monday he found it it ii his place
of business, and he has a smile on
his face as big as if they had twin
babies at his house.
Liberty shipped 567 solid car
loads of wood and lumber last year.
This does not include cross ties.
It has shipped more than one
half hundred this month up to the
13th. R-
Want Rillroad to Fanner.
It is learned that citizens in
and around Farmei are offering in
ducements to Capt Jones to have his
railroad extended nine miles from
Denton to that place and there is a
probability sf this being done. One
of the parties interested has offered
to grade five miles of the road if
Cam Jones will undertake the ex
tension. Mr Finchor Paralyzed.
Mrs Fincher, wife of Rev B F
Fincher, of Farmer, suffered a stroke
of paralysis in the whole of her left
side, Saturday, January 7th, from
which she remains helpless; and
though her condition is still serious,
her physician thinks she is doing
nicely, It is not thought the stroke
will effect the heart.
The members of the M E Church
are considering the matter of placing
electric lights in th church. This
will be for the congregation a highly
appreciated improvement.
Appreciation of Support Materially Expressed by Management.
New and Modern Facilities for Publication.
The increase in patronage steadily
realized by the publisher of The
Cprier has proven the old plant
inadequate to meet the demands of
the business and as and expression
of appreciation to our readers and
advertisers for their past support
The Courieii has spared no ex
pense in equipping one of the most
complete printing plants known in
weekly newspaper publishing in the
To make the paper more readable
for the subscribers, and hence more
valuable as an adveitising medium
we have enlarged to an eight-page
quarto, necessitating additional
room, new type, new cases and cabi
nets, a new press, folder, motor,
mailer and many other necessary
Our new press is one of the best
presses built by the Cottrell Co,
having a capacity of 2500 four-
page papers an hour. We do not
expect to operate the press that fast,
however. The press illustrated be
low weighs fourteen thousand
pounds, the cylinder alone weighing
three thousand five hundred pounds.
With a larger press we print a larger
The increase in size to an eight
page paper made it necessary to add
not only new type, piess etc, but a
Our folder is one of the best on
the market, and folds, and trims the
paper after they have been printed,
at a rate of 2500 an hour, it win
fold 16 pages, trim and paste them
as easily as a 4 or 8 page paper.
The folder, and the mailer used
by so many of the great papers aud
mag aainee, gives The CcI'uier
js?.r;. 'uLr
better equipment than most week
ly publications have.
With our equipment oow wa
could easily print is daily- The
Courier has tried to go forward
and never stand still. Every dollar
paid us by subscribers or advertisers
has gone into improvements in the
Our subscribers have been kind
to us. Most of them pay in advance.
Few wait until the end of the year.
They not only take it but pay for
Our job depaitment is as com
plete as our news paper. We have
new material and new equipments
throughout and the best printers
that can be obtained. This is a
strong statement, but it is, never
theless true.
Get our price and give us a trial
The enlarged service and increas
ed expenses will cause us to request
every subscriber to pay in advance.
It also means that in order to make
m iv
ends meet, every subscriber must
help us hustle for more subscribers.
We are doing and will continue
to do the best we can. Will you
help us pay the heavy debts we have
made, and are making by paying
your own subscription promptly and
getting your neighbor to do the same?
We have erected during the last
three months an additional building
to the brick building now occupied.
The length of the entire building
being 80 feet. All this has cost
money, more than receipts of The
Courier in along while, but we had
to have the increased facilities.
Our new motor is' the best and
most expensive made. I is three
horse power and furnishes ample
power for all onr machinery, al
though we have two gasolene en
gines and a kerosene engine, all of
which is now for sale.
Our new mailer is not yet in use,
Ijtf lt
as it takes a long time to 6et up the
large list of subscribers, but when
we eet it in use. the date of expira
tion of every subscriber will follow
) the name on each subscriber's pa-
per, and thus no errors wm oc
I cur.
I Our list has grown so large it has
! become necessary, not only to use a
j mailer, but also place the date of
; expiration after each subscriber's
I name on the papers mailed. By
j this means if a credit is not made
I pioperly, it can be noted and cor
J rected at the time by the subscriber.
Rev CW Robinson filled his regu
i lar appointment in the Presby
i terian church, both Sunday atiorn
i ing and at night.
its Whitfield Entertain.
The Ramblers were entertained by
Miss Irma Whitfield, at the home of
her sister, Mrs W C Hammond, on
Academy street, last Friday at 4 p m.
The usual business of the club was
transacted, books exchanged and the
meeting given over to the hostess,
who had prepared a clever contest
in which several of the popular
books were to be the answers. Af
ter the contest delicious refresh
ments were served and each guest
was given two white carnations.
Miss Bessie Coffin won the prize, a
beautifully bound book, and Miss
Daisy Page the consolation, a bunch
of white' carnations.
The Randolph Book Club meets
with Miss May McAlister at 3: 30
p m, on Friday.
Mrs J K Wood and little daugh
ter, Etta Reid, who have been visit
ing Mr W P Wood for several days
have returned to their home at Raleigh.
Town Commissioners In Call Session Tuesday
Thi Board of Commissioners
were in session yesterday in response
to a call issued by Mayor E Moffitt,
for the purpose of considering the
establishment of a lire limit m the
business section of the town. The
entire Board, consisting of Messrs C
C Cranford, C O McAlister, D B
McCrary, W F Redding, and M
C Spoon were present.
The board passed an ordinance
making it a fine of $50 for erecting
or altering frame buildings, without
a written permission from the Board
and an additional fine of $10 per
day for each day the work is allow
ed to continue thereafter.
The Board has ordered the or
dinance giving the boundnes of this
limit printed and posted. The
same was effective after midday,
The limit established is as follows:
Said limit begining at a stake at
a point even with the east side of
the Presbvterian church building,
and the South side of W H Moring's
residence, and running thence West
to Church street; thence in a North
erly direction along the East side of ;
Church street to a staRe at a point
even with the North end of the
brick storehouse now owned and
occupied by the McCrary-Redding
Hardware Co. thence .hast passing
along the north end of the McCrary-
Keddinir Hardware Company's oncK
storehouse to a stake at a point
even with the East side of the Pres
byterian Church building; thence
bouth to the beginning.
Series Declzmert Contests to be Given-
Young Ladies to Write Essays Medals to
be Awarded.
I'rnf Mrlntvre. principle of the
Institute at Farmers, was a visitor
in Asheboro Saturday. He reports
tho snrnllmint for the spring term
increased to 85. In the class work
he is assisted in the primary depart
monf. Vw Miss Hellen Newbold, and
in music and in latin by Miss
Mamie Mclntyre.
The boys are preparing for a se
tiPH nf three declamations to be giv
en at intervals during the first three
months of the spring term, prepar
ttfnrv tn fhf final contest for a eold
medal to be awarded at the close of
tho term. All will be public and
are exciting much interest among
the patrons ana menus oi me
school. Among the participants
are Messrs Herbert Howard, Worth
Garner, Chas Shamburger, Grover
Nance, Howard Harris and Ed
ward Macon.
At the close of the Bchool term a
medal will also be awarded to the
young lady prep-sring and reading
the best tssay.
One ot Randolph's Oldest and Highly Esteem
ed Citizens.
Mr John M Burrow, one of the
oldest citizen's in the county, died
at his home, two miles south of
Asheboro, on Tuesday morning,
The deceased had been a resident of
this county all bis life. He has
been a consistent member of the M
P Church at Browers for many years.
Mr Burrow leaves a large family of
children: Messrs D VI, rrank, Mil
ton, and Walter Burrow, and Mrs
Newton Cox, of Asheboro, and Mrs
Robt Allred, and Mrs J H Wright
and Mrs Miller, near Asheboro, Mrs
Madison Julian, Millboro, Mrs i M
Allred, Jackson's Hill, Mrs Fletch
er King, Troy. Deceased was 86
years old.
Strike In Lexington.
Lexington has been having trou
ble in the cotton mills. On last
week 49 of the operatives in the
Wennonah Cotton Mills walked out
and only two have resumed work.
On Monday of this week 50 of the
hands walked out demanding an in
crease from 221 cents per cut to 25
eta per cut. After a talk by the
manager, Mr W tu Holt, they all re
considered. 106 Years Old.
On Sunday, December 24th, Nan
cy Davis, an old colored woman,
living as an inmate, died at the
county home of old age. By the
best authority Aunt Nancy wa 106
years old.
Mrs Claudia Reid and brother, J
L Lassiter, of Randleman spent
Tuesday in Asheboro.
Piedmont Immigration Society
Organized Last Week.
An enthusiastic meeting was held
in Greensboro Thursday afternoon
for the purpose of affecting a per
manent organization to induce im
migrants to come to North Carolina.
Prominent business men throughout
the State were in attendance and
great interest manifested in the
movement. J Van Lindley was
elected President with five vice pres
idents and J S Kuykendall, secre
tary, with au assistant. Mr S Bry
ant, of Randleman was elected a
director. The organization will be
known as the Piedmont Immigra?
tion Society. Others who attended
from Randolph county were Messrs
W L Bouldin and N C English, of
Trinity township.
Secretary Biunner. of the State
Board of Agriculture, says 00,000
immigrants are needed in the State
in mills and on farms. Also that
11,000 people leave us every year,
going to other States, while we get
very few in return. It is on the
farms and the rual districts, t,hat
the demand for labor is greatest.
Encouraging Outlook at Libirty'.Normal and
Trinity High Schools.
A personal letter from Liberty
gives the following interesting note
reference to Liberty Normal College:
The school is the best it ever has
been. We have had a total enroll
ment of about 300 students, includ
ing both terms. The fall term en
rollment was 175; and the the spring
term enrollment has reached 115,
which makes a total of 290. New
entries are registered almost every
An extract from a letter from
Headmaster J T Henry, of Trinity
High School reads as follows:
"1 am glad to say that the school
is better attended than it has been
for several years. The enrollment
is navv larger than it has been since
the college moved to Durham. The
outlook tor the spring is very en
couraging. We begin work of the
spring term January 18th.
"With best wishes for ihe Cou
rier, I am
"Yours respectfully,
J T Hexry."
From Ralph.
Mr Thomas Jordan, of High
Point, spent Friday night and Satur
day with his sister, Mrs J L Henry.
Mr John Burrow died last lues
day morning. The interment was
at Brower's Chapel, Wednesday even
ing. Mr R E Cox, of High Point, whov
has been spending some time with
his father, is ill with the rheuma
tism, we are soi ry to say.
School is not in session at Brow
er's Chapel this week on account of
the teachers being sick.
Preacher Meeting.
On January 30th and 81st there
will be held in the Methodist
church in Asheboro, a Preachers
Conference to embrace all preachers,
both local and traveling, of the M
E Church, South, who live or serve
Churches in Randolph county.
There will be some 15 ministers
The meeting is callled by Rev N
R Richardson at the suggestion of
several others. Organization will
be perfected, for better work in the
exchange of ideas and experiences.
Officer Installed.
The Asheboro Lodge, K of P, No
45, met Monday night and installed
the following officers:
P C C E B Hatch,
C C J D Ross,
V C C J M Way,
Prelate C M Staley,
K of R aud S C H Rush,
M of F C B Russell,
M of E C C Cranford,
0 G J M Betts,
1 G B K Lockhart,
Randleman Chair Company.
Clay Armfield, of Greensboro has
completed the instalation of a new
electric plant, in thn factory of the
Randleman Chair Company. The
factory is wired for lights, and dy
namo, engine and switch-board put
in for furnishing power. All are
in operation now.
Miss Ida Morris has returned
from a visit to Mrs J R Page, at

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