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J5he COURIER J
Leads inlBoth News and
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Issued Weekly. PRINCIPLES, NOT MEN. $1.00 Per Year.
VOL. XXXI. ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY S. 1906. No 7.
AROUND THE CAPITOL
Graduate of Trinity, Professor
of Physics at Columbian Col
lege. When the State committee of the
Anti-Saloon League met here a few
days ago, Mr J W Baily was iaduced
to withdraw his resignation as presi
dent of the League, which he recently
tendered, and it was decided to em
ploy at a regulai annual salary a
suitable man to devote all his time
to looking to the welfare of the or
eanization and its growth in or
der to relieve the president of some
of the duties which had exacted
much of his time. The new officer
will be known as the Superintendent
and a committee was appointed to
select the man.
It is always a pleasure to recog'
nize the success of our home educa
tional institutions, aud the growth
and success of King s Business Col
lege f Raleigh and Charlotte is a
striking instance in point.
The Superintendent of Public
Instruction is completing the com
putation preparatory to paying out
the second one hundred thousand
dollars appripriated by the State
for public schools needing assistance.
So far, applications for aid have
been made by sixty counties, which
represent about two-thirds of the
counties of the State.
A wave of "Jim Crow" legisla
tion as applying to the separation
of the races in street-cars seems to
be passing over the South. The
Asheville board of aldermen passed
sueh an ordinance during the past
week and the Virginia legeslature
has just enacted a state law extend
ing the operation of the law now in
force in Richmond to all the cities
and towns of that State where 6treet
cars are operated. The wave has
not yet struck Raleigh, however.
Another North Carolina boy,
graduate of Trinity College, has
started out to win fame and fortune
away from ' ome w here so
many of the boys of this State
find it either preferable or necessary
to go to win them. The young
aian now referred to is Mr Julian
Blanchard, a graduate of Trinity's
class of 1905, who hs just been
elected assistant professor in the
Department of Physics at Colum
bian College, New York City. He
left for the scene of his duties last
Thursday. It is announced that
Messrs K W Parkham, E W Knight
and F S Love, representing Trinity
College, and Mr Raymond Browning
of Trinity Park High School, will
attend the Student Volunteer Con
vention, which will meet in Nash
ville, Tenn, February 28th to March
4th. It is said that there will be
five hundred professors and three
thousand students attending this
convention as delegates.
Dr McKelway,' who is secretary
of the National Child Labor As
sociation has appointed a "working
committee" of fifteen who are to be
charged with furthering his plan of
conducting: a crusade in JNortn
Carolina in the interest of the
younger children now employed in
the cotton mill and other factories.
The present law on the subject
makes twelve years the age limit at
which children may be employed in
these manufactories. It is under
stood that the crusade is to be in
the interest of creating public senti
ment to back np certain demands
which it is proposed to make of the
next legislature. Among them
will be the following: That no
female child under fourteen years
shall be employed at night in any
mill or factory. That no child of
either sex under fourteen years shall
be employed in mills or other facto
ries either day of night. That no
male child under fourteen years
shall be employed at night, unless
he can read and write.
AN OLD TIME RABBIT HUNT.
A Correspondent from Randlman Report In
A party started out a few days ago,
for an old time Rabbit Hunt near
Muddy Creek. L W Vickory took his
ptck from Willow Brook. No guns
were carried by any of the party, and
not a rabbit escaped with its life that
the pack signted.
The hunt has beaten all records.
When the sport was over, Mr Jim
Richardson, that whole souled fel
low, invited the hunting party to his
home where a sumptuous repast was
Be assured that it was much en
joyed by all present.
W C Cox ill in Alabama-J A York Invsntor ol
Miss Mary J Cox left Tuesday
tor Jack8onvill Ala. to be at the bed
side of her nephew, Mr W C Cox,
who was scalded several months ago
by a steam pipe bursting in a cotton
seed oil mill, of which Mr Cox was
superintendant. Mr Cox was raised
at this place and has many friends
here who hope that he may soou re
Mrs Martin Pugh, of White Oak,
spent a few days last week with her
daughter Mrs J it uppet.
Mr James Wrenn, of Worthville,
spent Sunday in the city with Mr
aeu Mrs J H Fentress.
Mr John W Craven has purchased
Miss Lou Craven's property on West
Church St and will move into it
the near future.
Mr F A Slack made a business
trip to High Point Monday.
Messrs Craven and Davis, of near
Star, were in our city a few days
Miss Maud McPherson spent Sun
day in Greensboro with friends.
Preparations are being made to
improve the Bide walk along Greens
boro Ave. leading from R. R.. Ave.
near the Franklinsville store to the
M. E. church. This is badly needed,
Let every body that is interested
lend a helping nanu, enner whb
monev or muscle.
Miss Bertie Ellison, of Central
Falls spent Saturday and Sunday in
town with her parents.
Mr Fred H White who represents
Saco and Pettee machine shop spent
a part of Saturday in town.
Among the many new industries
for our thriving little city will be an
other repair shop. Mr J A York,
one of our ingenious citizens has
just invented and built a rotary
smith force on an entirely new plan,
Other improvements have been se
cured and the novel manner in wnicn
the motive power will be attached
will reduce the cost of operation to
a minimum. We understand that the
building will be erected near the K K
and the plant ready for operation in
the near future.
ASHEBORO TELEPHONE SYSTEM.
Work of Ro-constructlon Bogun Being Rapid
The Asheboro Telephone Com
pany is rapidly completing the pre-
liminarips to the work of recon
structing the local system which
was destroyed during the recent
sleet. A force of hands is at work
erecting the poles for the line and
president Morris has been informed
that the new switch board is to be
Bhipped this week.
Mr Clav Armfield, of Greensboro,
has been secured to superintend the
construction. Mr Morris thinks the
system will be open to the patrons
in about three weeks.
The long distance lines are in
operation and patrons may talk to
the neighboring towns either from
the old exchange or from the branch
office which has been opened in the
store of Morris-Scarboro-Mofntt Co.
Prominent Young People to Wod-Invitation
Issued Last Week.
The Courier is in receipt of the
Mr and Mrs Parsons Harris Morris
request the pleasure of your company
at the marriage of their daughter
Mr Joseph Dewese Hoes
on the evening of Wednesday, the twenty-
brst ol feoruary
at eight o'clock
Asheboro, North Carolina.
Miss Morris is the second daugh
ter of Mr and Mrs P H Morris and
a most charming young woman.
She was educated at Greensboro
Mr Ross is the son of Mr and Mrs
R R Ross, of Asheboro, and holds a
responsible position with the Bank
Died In Chair.
On Wednesday, February
'Ratio Robbing, son of Clark Rob
bins of Back Creek township, was
found dead in a rocking chair. He
was apparently in his usual health,
and had been playing with hit
baby np to a few minutes before his
death. It happened that he was
the only occupant of the room for a
very few minutes, and someone en
tered and found he had died witn-
out a struggle. He leaves a wife
and one child.
Brief Review of Happenings
of the Past Week.
Sheriff R T IIodge, of Beaufort
county, died last Friday.
The State Council Jr 0 U A M,
will meet at Salisbury, N C, Feb 20.
Gerge W Atkinson, couny survey
or of Wake coucty, died last Friday
aged 75 years.
W C Upchnrch, aged 94 years the
oldest citizen of Wake county, died
Mr J Crawford Biggs, a prom
inent young lawyer of Durham, and
Miss Annie Jordan, of Durham,
were married last week.
Work will begin at High Point
on the new fifteen thousand dollar
railroad station within the next
The Central Construction Co, of
Greensboro, has been awarded the
contract to erect the $25,000 depot
at High Point.
Norfolk, Feb 12. The formal
opening of the Jamestown Exposi
tion has been set for April 29, 1907,
instead of May 13, 1907.
An election will be held in Rock
ingham county, Saturday on the
question of voting $300,000 in bonds
for the improvement of public
The Senate public building
committee has reported favorably
a bill appropriating seventy-five
thousand dollars for a ublic build
ing in Salisbury, N C.
The completion of the second
series of the Peoples' Building and
Loan Association of High Point
last week caused a cancelation of
forty thousand dollars in mortgages.
The Eureka Trouser Company
of Lexington will build a new fac
tory, to cost six thousand dollars.
This factory sold one hundred thou
sand dollars worth of trousers last
' ' There is no murder case in Row
an county at the term of court this
week in Salisbury. It has been
many years that a court has been
held in Rowan county without a
Mr Carl Hammer, who recently
married Miss Carrie McCanlese, of
fcaiispury, win maKetneir Home in
viuviuui,i. i.xt unquiet m me
city editor of one of Cincinnati's
leading morning newspapers.
On December 26th last Mr G F
Cockran, editorial and news editor
of the Lexineton Dispatch, and a
most promising young man was
married to Miss Lisette Yount, of
Newton, a most charming young
woman. The marriage was kept a
secret until last week.
George Hasty, who fatally shot
Milan iiennett and Ueorere Abbott
Davidson, of the "Nothing But
Money thetrical company at
Gafney, 8 C, December 15, 1905,
will be tried on the charge of mur
der February 26th. He is now in
jail at that place.
The newspapers, of the eastern
fiart of the State say, that the out
ook for the potato market next
season is poor, and that the price
will be less than 50 percent of
former years. It is said that the
truck farmers in the east will great
ly reduce the acreage in potatoes.
The railroad and steamship lines
have been making money for the
last two years while the potato
farmers have not made any.
The High Point Buggy Co. is
to enlarge its plant and will materi
ally increase the capacity of its
large factory. The increase is due
to the rapid increase in business.
This buggy factory not only manu
factures buggies, bat makes
wheels and all material in its
own shop. The superior grade of
these buggies is rapidly making
this one of the most successful en
terprises in the state.
On Monday, February 26th,
Assistent Lecturer J W Rowell, of
the Grand Lodge of Masons will
visit Asheboro for the purpose of
instructing the local masons in the
work of the order,
At this time a reorganization of
the ludee here will take place. The
meeting will be held in the K
Mr Rowell's home is at Wax haw
DEATH OF JOHN Q H0LT0N.
Was Solicitor For Eighth Ju
dicial District in 1894.
Greensboro, N C, February 12th
Yesterday morning at his home
in Yadkinville, John Quaintan
Holton, a brother of District At
torney A E Holton, after one week's
illness of pneumonia, died, aged
forty-five years. He is survived
by three children, two boys and
one girl, and a widow, who be
fore marriage was Miss Lizzie
Alspaugh, of Bedford City, Va.
The remains were brought through
Greensboro to-day at noon and car
ried to the old family burying
ground at Springfield, near High
Point, for interment.
In all the relations of life the
deceased had borne himself well as
a citizen, lawyer, official, and devout
John Q Holton was horn Novem
ber 7th 1861, near Greensboro,
Guilford county, and was the young
est Bon of Quintan and Harriet
Holland Holton. He received li
cense to practice law in 1883.
In 1694 he was elected on the
Republican ticket as solicitor for
the Eighth Judicial District and
served with great at ility and fair-
, ness for four years, being succeed
ed by the late Wiley Rush. Mr
Holton went into office in the land
slide of 1894 defeating his opponent
Hon E E Raper 3000 majority.
Mr Rush defeated Mr Holton in
1898 by 2600 majority.
In 1902 he was elected as senator
from the district composed of the
counties of Yadkin, Davie and
Mr Holton was a leader in all
public spirited enterprises of his
community and county and recogniz
ed as a honest man, true friend,
faithful officer and incorruptible
lawyer. Besides the District At
torney, A E Holton, Mr Sam Holton
a lawyer, of Durham, was his broth
er. DIED FROM BURNS.
Daughter ol Mr Turner Smith Fatally Injured
A very sad accident occurred at
the home of Mr Turner smith, who
lives near Carmel, last Friday morn
ing, Feb. 2, 1906. While Mr Smith
was away from home Mrs Smith
stepped out of the house to be gone
only a few minutes, leaving a little
girl six years old and a younger boy
in the room alone, ana wnen sue re-
turneu 8he met the little girl at the
door witn it8 ci0thes almost burned
J from it8 boJv. she extinguished
the flames, but not until the child
had received fatal injuries. Dr
Thompson was summoned, and when
he reached Mr Smith's home he
found the child in a dying condition,
her hair having been burned from
her head and her flesh so thoroughly
cooked that the skin was falling
from her body. After remaining in
this condition for six or eight hours,
death relieved the little girl of its
LOVES THE OLD WAY.
Virginia Gentleman Enrouts to Gtorgla on
Mr H P Mitchell, a prosperous
farmer of Rockbridge county, Vir
ginia, spent Monday night in Ashe
boro. He is near sixty years old
and had ridden horseback from
Greensboro that day. He was en
route to Hamlet to visit relatives,
and from there he will ride to Cam
den, S C, and Augusta, Ga, to visit
other relatives. He says he made
the trip so far in the saddle, and ex
pects to continue and return by the
same route. He was riding a good
animal, which has carried him sever
al trips across the country from his
plantation to Philadelphia where he
has business interests. . He is very
fond of the saddle and frequently
takes these long trips he Bays.
Gov Glsnn on Stats Hospitals.
Gov Glenn has completed his in
vestigation of the condition
of the St ate hospitals for
the insane. He finds only 2 at
at Morgan ton and 2 at Raleigh who
are able to pay for treatment else
where. They will be removed.
He finds 600 or 1,000 needy in the
State and will urge the legislature
to make provision for them. Gov
Glenn suggests the colony plan, out
on a farm in the fresh air, with
plenty of light work, where these
poor people may be properly treated
and brought back if possible to
their right mind, ought to be adopt-1
eu in me iuture, as tnis 6aves costiy ;
buildings and produces more cures, j
PICKINGS FROM TROY.
Daniel Dennis, Aged 16 Years Under Serious
Charge New Jackson Springs Hotel.
Messrs R Pool and J E Parker
have purchased the I E Saunders
lot and store house on North Main
Street at Troy, with the contempla
tion of erecting a brick structure
on the lot later.
The moral atmosphere in and
around Troy is comparatively good,
yet the town is not without some
lawlessness. Marshal U B Jordan
made an arrest Sunday evening.
The advance Troy has made on
moral lines within the past few
years is appreciable, and it is hoped
that this high standard may be
MAY PROVE SERIOUS.
While working at the Moore saw
mill five miles northwest of Troy
last Thursday two boys, Newit
Reynolds, and Daniel Dennis, a son
of Mr Gaston Dennis, each of whom
is about 16 years old, became en
gaged in an altercation which may
result in something serious. It ap
pears that the boys at first were en
gagedin a fisticuff struggle, but final
ly den n is secured a stick and struck
Reynolds on the head. At the
time the blow was given it was not
I thought to be serious, but later the
boy began to suffer from headache,
and his eyes seemed to be effected.
The last report gives no change in
his condition. Meantime Dennis
has been placed in jail to await
NEW KOTEL AI JACKSON SPRINGS.
Jackson Springs is to have
another hotel. Mr C E Spencer,
a native of Missouri but more re
cently of Florida, has purchased a
tract of land lying near the Springs
and will soon begin the erection of
a large hotel to be equipped with all
the modern conveniences. The
building will be located on a com
manding elevation a short distance
west, and in easy reach of the
Springs. Material for the building
is now being placed on the site and
work will begin shortly. The Troy
Brick Company has recieved an
I order for the brick to be used in the
construction of the hotel and the
The local Ban, has changed its
name to the Asheboro Nightengale
Band. The following are the mem
bers: Music Director Prof Doc War
burton. Gradv Miller E flat Claronet.
J H Kivett, manager 1st B flat
Cleveland I'esnell Solo B flat
Eugene Moffitt 1st Cornet.
Guernie Free B flat Trumpet.
L.e Kivett 1st E flat Alto.
Claude Hayworth 2d E flat Alto.
Robah Betts E flat Trombone.
Ferree Ross E flit Melaphode.
Arthur Miller 1st B flat Tenor.
Clarence Hughes 2d B flat Ten
C Rush, Secy & Treas Solo B
Tom Betts 2d B flat Trombone.
F C Richardssn B flat Baratone.
Caison Winningham E flat Base.
Otis Rich Base Drum.
Sam Hen.ey Tenor Drum.
To Mrs Coffin's at half past eight;
Bring your heart, there meet your fate.
The Rambler Book Club, enter
tained the young men of Aehoboro
at the home of Mrs Will Coffin last
night in a most pleasing manner.
The feature was a valentine contest
in which the gentlemen were re
quired to present an original poem
to their fair partners. The prize
was won by Mr Jesse Scarboro,
while Dr D K Lockhart was accord
The evening was thoroughly en
joyed by all.
Interest in the Good Road Asso
ciation, of Randleman, grows with
each meeting. At the meeting
held Saturday night in Naomi Hall
unusual interest was shown by those
It is planned to aid the town
commissioners ia every way possible
in the coustruction of Main and
Naomi streets, work to begin as
soon as machinery can be secured.
I his Association invites visitors
from all parts of the county to at
tend the meetings which are held
every Saturday night, in Naomi
all. Correspondence invited from
citizens of the county interested in
L D Mendexhall, Secretary,
FIVE TRAIN MEN KILLED.
Fearful Wreck at Greensboro
Sunday Morning Johnson
Well Known Here.
The bead-on collision of north
bound passenger train No. "4 on the
bouthern Railway and a switch en
gine at Greensboro at 1:16 Sunday
morning ivas one of the most des
tressing accidents that has occurred
in these paits in a long time, result
ing in the death of five trainmen
and one injuried. The accident
occurred near the Pomona yard of
fice one mile west of the city.
Owen Norvell, engineer, train No.
34, Monroe, Va.
Yard Engineer Sellars.
Yard Brakeman Newman,
Fireman Chas O Johnson.
Fireman Sparger, of train No. 34
Lee Bailey, student in telegraphy,
of Everett, N C.
The passenger train was speeding
along at the rate of probably forty
or fifty miles an hour, when it ran
into an open switch of the cross
over from one of the other of the
double tracks, crashing into the
switch engine, which was standing
on the north track.
The engines did not leave the
track but were fairly welded togeth
er. None of the coaches of the
passenger train were derailed and
the train proceeded on its north
ward journey after a delay of three
quarters of an hour, none of the
passengers being injured.
The responsibility for the fearful
wreck cannot be placed, as it is not
known who left the switch open.
The light at this switch was not
burning for some reason and the
engineer of No. 34 had no means of
knowing that there was a switch at
Engineer Sellars was a married
man and is survived by a widow.
He was a nephew of Capt Wither
spoon, of Greensboro.
Fireman Johnson was a son of
Mr J II Johnson, of 611 Walker
avenue, Grtensboro, N C.
Lee Bailey s home was a 6hort
distance west of that city. He came
there from Everett, Martin county,
and his remains were shipped to.
that place for burial.
ROCKED THE TRAIN.
Young Married Man In Jsil Awaiting Marcfr
Term of Court.
John Beeson a young man living
at Spero, was arrested near Randle
man Monday evening charged with
rocking the passenger train which
passed there about 5:15 oclock
that afternoon. Passengers on the
train identified the young man
when captured, after a hot chase
by Capt Burns, who was in charge
of the tram. The missle struck the
pannel between the windows caus
ing an indenture about an inch
deep, which shows the danger to
paasengers had it entered the win
dow. Upon the arrival of the train here
Beeson was taken before magistrate
J S Ridge, who bound him over to
court in the sum of $200.
THREE UP A TREE.
Fox Hunters Run Down and Capture Four
In Jackson Springs Section.
The party of fox hunters, who
left here a few days ago, for Jack
son Springs, retnrned Saturday eve
ning reporting an exciting trip.
The party secured a cottage and
established their headquarters upon
their arrival, and after laying up a
supply of provisions for the week,
they turned their attention to amuse
ment running fox by night and
bowling, relating experiences, jok
ing, etc, during the day.
They captured four foxes, three
of which were treed, and they say
it is all hoax about a fox not be
ing able to climb a straight tree,
too. These climbed trees 25 or 30
feet tall and were punched out by
Mrs Abigail Hunt Blair, died
Tuesday at her home at High Point
Aged 77 years. She is survived by
seven children. Her husband died'
four years ago. Mrs Blair was the
decendant of seven Friends ministers
without a break. Her great grand
father moved to this country from
Philadelphia during the Revolu
tionary war, and her grand father,
Rev Nathan Hunt, was the most
noted of all the Friends ministers.
He founded Guilford College.
Mr L V Spinks, of Franklinsville
township, purchased a lot in north
Asheboro and will tmild a residence .
in the spring.