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I 75he COUR.IER
Leads in'Both News and
Issued Weekly. PRINCIPLES, NOT MEN. $1.00 Per Year.
VOL. XXXI. ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 22 1906. No 12.
OUR RALEIGH LETTER.
PROF D. C. JOHNSON.
THE KNITTING MILL,
Concerning the Atlantic and N
C Railroad. Another Sensa
tion Gorman News Bureau.
Raleigh, N C, March 19, 1906
The affairs of the Atlantic &
North Carolina liailroad, which
have been again claiming consider
able attention of. late, will be dis
posed of at least for the time being,
this week. The suit of Hill, Foy
and others of Craven" county,
brought in an attempt to upset or
vacate the lease of the properly by
the State eighteen months ago, was
tried without a jury before the
Judge at New Bern Saturday, with
an imposing amy of counsel on
each and the judge announces that
he will render his decision the
latter part of this week. When the
State finally effected a lease of this
road in September, 1904, on what
was and is believed to be advanta
geous terms to the State, everybody
appeared to be satisfied, even all of
those who are trying to annul the
lease having voted for it, and in the
suit just tried Attorney General
Gilmer and Ex-Gov. Aycock, in be
half of the State argued in favor of
upholding the lease and at the same
time maintaining the credit and
good faith of the State in making
it. The impression prevails that
the decision of Judge Long will not
change the present status of affairs.
REPUBLICAN FACTIONAL ROW
Last Saturday's development add
ed another sensation to the factional
row among the leaders of the Re
publican party in this State, when
district attorney Eolton carried to
"Washington and produced, before
the Senate sub-committe an affidavit
from John L Casper, a Winston
distiller, in which he swears that
Congressman Blackburn during
the piesent month, and . since the
indictments against Blackburn
were found, approached Casper and
urged him to subscribe to and other
wise assist in raising a fund of five
thousand dollars to be used in the
effort that Blackburn is making to
defeat the confirmation of Holton
for another term of office. Advices
from Washington to-day state that
Holton will probably win out. The
trial of Congressman Blackburn at
Greensboro, beginning April 17th,
will be a live-wire affair.
ENGLISH MINISTER TO PREACH.
From a religious point of yiew
this will be a great week in Raleigh.
One of ihe greatest preachers and
most successful conductors of
revival meetings in the Old World,
Kev Samuel Chadwick, of Leeds
England, will begin a ten days
meeting here tomorrow night A
noted musical director from Dayton
Ohio, Prof E S Loreng, has arrived
and will be in charge of that feature
of the meeting. Doctor Chadwick
haa been conducting a great meet
ing in Atlanta during the past week
and drew the largest crowds ever
assembled in that city on such
MUBPHY, FOR SPEAKER.
The announcement comes from
Salisbury that lawyer Walter Mur
phey, who has served several terms
in the legislature and always has
has been one of the most prominent
figures in the House, will be a can
didate tor tne speakership next time.
He would make a good one and as
he is extremely popular out of, as
well as in Jus own county it would
seem that he has an excellent chance
of realising his ambition.
TO REPEAL MUNICIPAL POLL TAX.
Some of the newspapers are be
ginning to agitate the proposition to
repeal the municipal poll tax, or to
abolish it, rather. It appears to be
probable that the next legislature
will be called upon to deal with this
subject and that in the mean time a
strong demand in its favor will grow
up. Here in Raleigh it is unques
tionably a hardship upon the poorer
class of men the tax being extreme
ly too high.
DEBATES AT TBIVITY.
Resolved: That the Hepburn rate
bill should be ratified by the Senate,"
is the subject of the Sophmore de
bate at Trinity College, April 27th.
The third annual debate between
Trinity Park High School and the
Durham High School will be held
April 13th. Subject: "Resolved;
That Congress shoulcLregnlttte Rail
Randolph Book Club Entertained by Mrs
Simpson Attractive Program.
Mr Simpson entertained the mem
bers of the Randolph Book Club at
her home on South Fayetteville
street on Friday at 4 p m. Besides
the regnlar members, several guests
were present among whom was Mrs
W F Futrell, of Philadelphia, who
was visiting her sister, Mrs W C
Hammond, a member of the Club.
The program was both interesting
Mrs W A Underwood read an ex
cellent paper on "The House of
Lords and Housd of Commons of
England" and Mrs J D Ross read a
well prepared paper on "The Duke
of Wellington." Mrs W C Ham
mer read a part of Tennvson's
poems "Ode on the Death of Duke
of Wellington." Miss Annie Tom
linson sang "Sing me to Sleep" and
Harriet Hammer "A Nice Little
After the program, a contest
bringing in the prominent statesmen,
authors, actresses and poets were
Mrs W A Coffin won the prize, a
book of quotations.
Delicious refreshments were served
and each lady was presented with a
bunch of violets.
Went to South Carolina to See Hit Sweet
heart and Tried to Take Hit Life.
High Point, N C, March 19.
Rome Sechrest. wanted here for car
rying off a horse of Mr Chas Ingram
and various other charges, shot him
self with a pistol through the lungs
this morning at Bennettsville, S O,
and it is believed the wound will
bechrest was arrested m Bennetts
ville Friday at the instance of Chief
of Police Gray, of this place, and
later, let out on bond bv the boutb
Carolina authorities for trial this
morning. Mr Ingram Had. gone
yesterday to Bennettsville to get his
horse and appear at trial.
bechrest left here Wednesday
morning, lie nad a sweetneart at
Bennettsville, and it is thought the
humiliation of an arrest and im
pending imprisonment caused the
Mrs W T Hurley and children of
Concord are visiting friends
town this week.
Mr Fred Butler, an efficient and
popular druggest of Charlotte, has
charge of the drug department of
the Watkins-Leonard Drag btore.
Mr Jack Allred of Gibsonville,
visited in town last and this week.
Mrs Lizzie Andrews, of Mt Ver
non Springs, spent the past week
with Mrs Dr Tate.
Miss'Leotia Allred of Sanford,
visited relatives near town last week.
Mr and Mrs Jessie May had a
fine son to arrive in the home re
cently. Mrs W H Watkins returned last
Friday from Troy, where she atten
ed the Trotter-Smitherman nuptials.
Mr Rossie Pierce, of Durham,
spent several days with his mother
the past week returning on Men
dav. A number of our people are at
tending court at Asheboro this
Dr A H Redding, of Cedar Falls,
and Mr J R Lutherloh. of Frank
linsville, were in town Monday.
Mr Geo Elliott, of Randleman,
spent Saturday and Monday with
iis mother here.
Miss Ora Cox, of High Point will
open the nunnery department of the
Kamseur otore Uo on April 1st.
The Cresent Furnitme Co, are
displaying a handsome line of
coaches and lounges.
Rev Dr J B RichanJson, of High
Point, filled his pulpit in the
Baptist Church last Sunday preach
ing very clear and powerful
sermons on the "Devil."
Mrs Harris Dead.
Early Sunday morning Mrs Har
riet G Harris, widow of the late
Captain H J Harris, died at the old
homestead at Thomasville, after a
lingering illness. She was over
Seventy years of age, and had lived
there since her girlhood having
spent a useful life m that communi
to. A meeting of the business men of
Salisbury held last week for the
purpose of urging the Norfolk &
Western railway to extend its line
from Winston-Salen to Salif bury, i
Excellent Work Being Done by Randolh Boy
In Davie County Pro! Hodget Writes of Hit
Prof J D Hodges, of Davie county,
referring to the work being done by
Prof D U Johnson, at the Uooleemee
graded school, writes the Mocksville
(Jouner. "Prof Johnson is a valua
ble acquisition to the teaching forces
in Davie county. He is an honor
graduate of Trinity College, and has
adopted teaching as a life work. He
is a son of the Eev D C Johnson, of
the North Carolina Conference. His
father was a member of the first
class that graduated at Trinity. The
only other member of this class was
the young professor s distinguished
uncle, Prof. Lemuel Johnson, who
was for many year the ranking pro
fessor of mathematics at Trinity, and
was regarded as one of the ablest
mathmaticians the State has pro
duced. That the young professor is
an eminent success as a teacher is no
surprise. It would be a surprise
were it otherwise. The professor is
doing a fine work at Cooleeinee, and
is justly appreciated by a discrimin
ating and critically inclined clientele.
His tact and modest bearing has
won for him the respect and esteem
of the entire community. We are
proud of him, and trust that his
stay among us may be long and prof
itable." IN AND AROUND CARTHAGE.
Aged Lady Killed on Durham & Charlotte Road
Accident at Buggy Factory.
Mrs Eliza Hilliard, an aged lady
was struck by a train on the Dur
ham & Charlotte railroad last week.
One foot was cut off and she died a
fev minutes after the accident oc
curred. Both her sight and hearing
Mr M G McKenzie, formerly of
Moore county, has been elected
treasurer of Robeson county, suc
ceeding the late A A McLean.
After an illness of several months
Mrs Mary Wadsworth died at her
home near Carthage last Wednesday
night. She was able to attend to
her household duties up to a day or
two before her death.
An unfortunate accident happen
ed at the Tyson & Jones Buggy
factorv at Carthaee Saturday even
ing while Guy Kelly, a colored boy
about 14 years of age, was grinding
a knife upon a grina-rocK run oy
machinery, The boy's clothing was
caught and the boy was carried
round and round long enough to
beat a hole in the ground with his
feet before assistance came to his re
lief. His left arm was broken be
tween the shoulder and elbow and
he was otherwise right badly hurt,
but is doing fairly well at this time
MARRIED AT TROY.
Mr W L Trotter and Miss Leta Smltherman
United In Wedlock.
On the evening of the 14th the
palatial residence of Mr S J Smith
erman, at Troy, was the scene of a
beautiful home wedding. The con
tracting parties were Mr W L Trot
ter, a popular and prosperous busi
ness man of Greensboro, and Miss
Leta bmitherman, the attractive
and accomplished daughter of Mr
and Mrs S J Smitherman of Troy.
After the ceremony a reception
tion was given and a sumptuous
repast served. At 9:30 o'clock the
hannv coudIa boarded a snecial train
for the Southland on their bridal
tour, and will spend their honey-
moon in Dlonda, Cuba and J
They will be at home after Atril
15th, at 110 South Ashe street
Greensboro, N C.
William Holt, a deaf mute, and
an inmate of the Stanly County
Home is missing and it is supposed
tnat ne Has gone to Uharlotee, his
former home. The inquiry of the
Register of Deeds, of Stanly county,
sent to Charlotte has raised a ques
tion of Holts identity. Several
years ago a man supposed to be Wm
Holt, a deaf mute, of Charlotte, was
found dead on the railroad near
Raleigh. Since he has been mourn
ed as dead by his wife, and she still
insists that the person referred to by
the Stanly officials is not her hus
band. The discription in the letter
from Mr Vanhoy, who is Register of
Deeds of Stanly county, describes
t'ust such a person as was William
lolt, who once made Charlotte his
home and who conducted a shoe
shop under the Central Hotel, on
East Trade street.
List of Premiums to be Awarded -We i Worth
1. Best genera! collection
flowers Silk umbrella
2. Second best general collection
of cut flowers 1-4 gross toilet soap
Lexington Grocery Co.
3. Largest bronze flower on pot
ted plant 1 pair Ladies' Shoes
(Walk-Over) Yeargin and Parrish.
4. Largest white flower on potted
plant Solid Gold Brooch N P
5. Largest yellow flower on potted
plant Set of six 1847 Rogers'
table spoons The Bulletin.
6. Largest red flower on potted
plant Rocking Chair Randolph
7. Largest Pink flower on potted
plant Clock Standard Drug Co.
8. Second largest bronze flower
on potted plant Rocking chair
Asheboro Chair Co.
9. Second largest pink flower on
potted plant Mirror Asheboro
10. Finest plant, ostrich plume
with six or more blooms any color
$5.00 in Gold Bank of Randolph.
11. Finest plant one dozen blooms,
white Rocking chair Wood &
12. innest plant one dozen blooms,
yellow Toilet Set The Courier
13. Finest plant one dozen blooms,
red Rocking chair Kearns and
14. Finest plant one dozen blooms,
pink Glass Water Set Rich ar.d
15. finest pnt one half dozen
blooms, white Oak table Ashe
boro Lumber Co.
16. Finest plant one half dozen
blooms, yellow Gold Stick pin J
A llelsabeck & Son (Jewler)
17. finest plant one half dozen
blooms, pink Rug W J Miller &
18. Finest plant one half dozen
blooms, red Fine piece china
19. Second finest plant one d ozen
'blooms, yellow Broom W D Sted-
man & Co.
20. Second finest plant one dozen
blooms, Cedar Water bucket W W
21. Second finest plant one half
dozen blooms, white Rocking Chair
J W Jolly.
22. Second finest plant one half
dozen blooms, pink 1 sack flour
Crown Milling Co.
23. Best general collection of
potted plants Rug Cox Lumber
24. Second best general collec
tion of potted plants Sack flour
Asheboro Roller Mill.
25. Plant with most flowers daisy
variety Broom J L Norman.
26. Plant with most flowers but
ton variety any color 5 lb bag of
sugar W D Spoon.
27. Vase of twenty largest blooms,
yellow Umbrella Ridge, Fox &
28. Vase of twenty largest blooms,
white Waterman's fountain pen
Asheboro Drug Co.
29. Vase of twenty largest blooms
pink Wheelborrow Wood & Iron
30. Vase of twenty largest blooms,
cream Bamboo Dress Suit case
Spoon & Redding.
31. Vase with greatest variety of
old fashioned flowers Alarm clock
Lewis & Winslow.
Mr Fox Buys Drug Store.
Mr Ludolph G Fox has bought
the entire stock of the Richmond
county drug store, corks, bottles and
Mr Fox came here several months
ago from Salisbury. He was a
ciers in mac city ior tne nrm oi
Corneilson & Cook.
Mr Fox is a young man of fine
character and ability, and although
he has not been here a year, he has
made anost of friends. We wish
him success. Rockingham Ango
Saxon. Mr Fox is a son of Mr O R Fox of
Receipts Were About $20.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the
Methodist Protestant Church served
lunch in the Emporium building
near the court house Tuesday after
noon and evening. The receipts.
which will be placed in the society's
treasury amounted to about $20.00.
Ihe Asheboro Band dispensed
music during the evening, adding
much to the pleasure of the evening.
Preliminary Steps Taken Last Week lor the
Organation of a Company.
Mr G E Petty spent two day last
week in Asheboro in the interest of
the knitting mill which is proposed
for this place in the near future.
He met a number of citizens in the
office of the Bank of Randolph" on
Thur&day evening last, when pre
liminary steps to the organization of
the company were taken. All the
stock required has not been subscrib
ed as yet but Mr Petty and his as
sociates are very much encouraged
as a result of the meeting.
Discussing the mill a prominent
Randolph citizen living in a near-by
town remarked recently that no town
in the state Could offer better induce
ments to manufacturing enterprises
than Asheboro, and such enterprises
should be earnestly sought by those
interested in the progress of Ashe
boro and Randolph conunty.
List of Those Selected by Jury Commissioners
to Hear Blackburn Case.
The following jury will be sum
moned to appear at the special term
of Federal court which will convene
at Greensboro on April 17th, when
Congressman Blackburn will answer
the charges against him for practic
ing before the departments after his
nomination to congress.
Ellis Norman, East Bend; P L
Kiger, Mana; W C Roper, Dry
Creek; Gilbert M Holt, Loy; Lee An
thony, rootville; D E Wagoner,
Gibsonville; C E Wilson, Schley;
Ellis Faucett, Shallow' Ford; W F
Bray, Coleridge: R A McGehee,
Madison; H P Montgomery, Mont
gomery; P M Michael, Brown Sum
mit; Wm Cummins, Monroeton; J F
Belton, Mt Airy; B D Hauser, Pan
ther Creek; G M Thompson, Tyro
Shops; Raleigh Dillard, Leaksville;
J D Hunt, Friendship; J Wm More
field, Walnut Cove; S E Tate, Stan
back; J R Coltrane, New Market;
W M Roberts, Stoneville; J W Cook,
Buck Shoals; H B James, Yadkin
ville. Cedar Falls Heme.
Mr A F Cox made a business
trip to Greensboro Monday.
Mr Dello Laughlin has moved
here from Central Falls and will
work on the railroad.
Mr Alex Johnson, of this place,
went to Greensboro last week and
brought back a pretty Greensboro
belle to share his future joys. The
young co"ple were serenaded upon
the night of their return by some
of our excellent musicians.
Mr Marvin Harman, formerly of
Ramseur, but more recently of San
ford, has accepted a position with
Cedar Falls Mfg Co. Mr Harmon is
of an excellent family and we are
glad to have him with us.
Hob Glass visited Mr U E Stuart s
at Franklinsville Saturday night
and attended Masonic meeting at
Hanks Lodge, he reports an ex
cellent time both at Mr Stuart's and
The extra from Greensboro Sun
day evening killed a fine dog for
Mr W V Leonard. Operator Glass
says Southern is almost solid O R T
Dr Redding went down to Ram
beveral of our vouHcr neonle
visited the Redding Mine Sunday.
Georee Hasty is about 22 veara
old and is a son of Mr Wilbur Hasty
who was a noted cnaraeter at Marsh
ville ("Beaver Dam") about 20 years
ago, and now lives at Randleman, N
C. The father of young George Hasty
is well remembered nere as being
closely identified with "Beaver Dam"
in the turbulent days when whiskey
selling drinking and righting consti
tuted the principle "resources" of
the place where the busy, thriving
town of Marshville is now located.
We don't know what kind of influ
ence and surroundings the young
man George Hasty was brought up
under after leaving here, but if they
were no better than the atmosphere
of his birth at that time, it is not
surprising that he has brought this
trouble upon himself. It is, indeed,
sad for a strong young man, in the
prime and vigor of life, to be senten
ced to spend the remainder of his
life within prison walls. Our
Home, published at Marshville in
Greensboro citizens want the
Norfolk and Western to eater that
RANDOLPH SUPERIOR COURT
Judge G W Ward, Presiding.
Business Being Rapidly Dis
patched. The March term of IJatdolph
Superior Count convened Monday,
with Judge G W Ward, of Elizabeth
Cily, presiding, The attendance,
though large, was greatly reduced
by the disagreeable weather. When
court convened the court house was
packed, to hear His Honor's charge
to the grand jury. The charge was
not long, but was a concise presenta
tion of the duties imposed upon them.
The following gentlemen were
chosen as Grand Jurors:
II B Carter, foreman; G P Bray,
M Chas Cranford, John Kearns,
D C Pool, J C Wright, S E Way,
W R Graves, M W Wood, C L
Luther, John L Cox, II L Miller,
Orlendo Chrisco, J M Wright J F
Craven, D A Hancock, B M Caveness
W G Surratt, with R L White as
sworn officer. The following com
pose the petit jurors for the week,
L Fogleman, W II Allred, A J Crav
en, L C Elliott, Lewis Jarrell, G W
Way, C L Johnson, II T Caveness, G
E Carter, O T Hatch, J O Field, J R
Harrison, M M Hopkins, Gideon
Macon, T P Barker, E Hoke Loftin,
W B Owen, II T Brown, LA Finch,
C W Cranford, C 11 Manes?, W S
The followiBgcases were tried and
disposed of by his honor up to the
time the CoL'itiEK forms closed for
this week's issue.
State vs Vance York, assault with deadly
weajien, pleaded guilty, judgment suspend
ed upon pavment of costs
State vs Will Allred and Lee Hunt, alTrav.
Lee Hun pleaded guilty; judgment, 5.00
tine and costs. Will Allred, called and
State vs John Cox, assult with deadly
weapon, pleaded not guilty, judgement sus
pended upon payment of costs.
State vs Walter Coltrane, pleaded guilty
of carrying concealed weapon, lined $20.00
and cost. In a second case for th same
olliense judgment was suspended upon
payment of costs
State vs Minnie Cranford, and George
Hearn. resisting an ollicer. Judgment sus
penqed upon payment of costs in the case of
State vs Will Langly, assault with deadly
weapon, pleaded guilty, judgmei.t 4 months
on the public roads of liandolph county.
State vs Walter Dark and Ernest Dark
shipping birds out of the state, pleaded guil
ty, Judgment fined $25 each and the costs.
State vs A E Elliett, retailing, pleaded
guilty, eight months on the roads.
State vs Mat McColluin, retailing, pleaded
guilty, judgment suspended.
State vs Will Laugly, nuisance, pleaded
guilty, judgment suspended.
State vs John Hill and Causey Hill, false
pretense, pleaded not guilty. Verdict guilty.
State vs Mat McCollum, Retailing, pleaded
guilty, judgment 10 months in jail with
leave to hire outon'the roads.
In the case of State vs John Cox, James
Franks, flu fas Betts and Duncan Steed, for
assaidt with deadly weapon, the jury found
the first three named defendants guilty, ac
quitting Duncan Steed. His Honor ordered
a judgment of $bU fine against (..ox; !f::U
fine against Franks and $50 fine against
Bett's, each to be taxed with one-third the
costs in the case.
Fifteen defendants have been ar
raigned for failure to list their poll tax.
In other cases judgment was suspended. A
few were fined $1.00 and costs while others
were find $5.00 and the costs.
The Ashevillt Plan Works.
Asheville has cleaned out its "red
light" district. There are skeptics
who say that what Asheville has not
done cannot be done and they will
argue, of course, that Asheville has
not done what its mayor and police
say has been done. But the facts
remain that the district is deserted,
the unfortunate women who inhabit
ed it realize mor j than ever before
the gravity of their way of living,
and the flaunting of vice has been
greatly lessened. No fair-minded
person will say that houses of prosti
tution are flourishing in Greensboio
as they did before the crusade two
years ago and we believe that Ashe
ville may expect a similar degree of
success in wiping out the disreputa
ble traffic. Greensboro Telegram.
Wm F Trogdon, showed Thb
Courier a cream pitcher which be
longed to his mother since her girl
hood days and since her death about
60 years ago, has been in his posses
sion. It is 100 years old to his own
knowledge he says. It is a peculiar
piece of earthen waie gaudily decor
ated, and is highly prized by the
Senator Depew is reported to be a
very sick man. That is what
comes of going too long withont
being found out. Senator Piatt is
of sterner stuff. He has often been
"found out," but is still in good
health. It was Piatt, by th way,
who some time ago found out him
self, but even that failed to make an