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ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY,! MAY 31, 1906.
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Succeeds Former Chairman Rollins
PKSIGNATION ACCEPTED AT
l Kolllns Says He Resigns In the Interval
of Part)' Harmony Hlackhiirn Man
' Present Republican State
Convention July 10th.
As was indicated n these letters
last week, Chiiirmin Ro'lias of the
llepublicin state committee retired
f from that position last Saturday at
the meeting of the committee held
at Greensboro, and former judge
Spencer 13. Adams was chosen
succeed him for the unexpired
t"' term. The committee seemed loth
" to accept the resignation and adopt-
ed a resolution commending his
work and asking the State Conven
tion to again elect Rollins when it
v meets in Greensboro July 10th, the
date set oy the committee tor hold
iug the next State Convention
This would be such a triumphant
endorsement- that Rollins would
unquestionably accept ami with
thanks. But if the Blackburnites
are strong in the convention
Bach resolution will get tbiou
that body. The insurgent congress
man was present at the meeting of
the state committee but does not
ppear to have taken a prominent
f iirt in its deliberations, ine rea
'on given for Rollins retirement
wis "in the interest of party harnio
' Commencement at Trinity Col
lege begins next Sunday with the
-.teuvery of the baccalaureate ad
dress by President Kilgo, followed
Tuesday by the baccalaureate ser
mon; which will be preached by
Hev. Dr. Stuart McArthur of New
York. Wednesday morning the
. commencement address will be d
iivered by Dr. Albert Shaw, of
New York, the distinguished editor
of the Review of Reviews. Wed
nesday, June Cth, will be the big
day of the commencement week.
The closing exercises ut Trinity
Fark High School, which has grown
30 rapidly of late and now has a
much larger und superior equipment
than formerly, will be held next
Saturday and Monday, June 2 and
. 4. There are about five hundred
. boys and young men in training at
Trinity this year, including the
high school, and this great institu
tion was never better prepared to do
the great work it is so splendidly
accomplishing. When the college
opens in the fall for the next term
the largest number or students in
its history will be enrolled.
The United States District Court,
Judge Puruell begins a teim here
to-day. W hen one of the cases
the docket is called there will be
an unusual proceeding. District
Attorney Skinner who prosecutes
in all the other cases in this court
will suddenly become the attorney
for the defense in a case of murdei .
The case is that of two deputy col
lectors of revenue, government
agents who are indicted for killing
a moonshiner named Watson Jor
nigan near Mount Olive in Wayne
county last October. The deputies,
Doving and Stencil, will be prosecu
ed by the solicitor of the staU
court in the district where the kill
ing occurred. It is an unusual pro
ceeding and the case is attracting
New Teacher Elected.
A called meeting of Asheboro
Graded School Board was held Fri
day, at which Miss Merrie Richard
son was elected teacher of Sixth and
Sevttth grades to succeed Miss
Daisy Stuart Page, resigned. Miss
Richardson was teacher at Spencer
Graded School last year and is an
instructor of ability. She is a
daughter of Rev. N. R. Richardson,
The Central Fall Triplet Dead.
The eight months' old triplets
born to Mrs. Hill wife of Daniel
Hill all died last week of something
like cholera infantum. One of
them died oa Tuesday night and
two on Thursday five hours apart
The mother died last September, a
few days aftei the children were
G.G. Hendricks and wife spent
Sunday at Greensboro a guest of
Mr. J. M. Millikan.
CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY.
Hameenr Proud of Her C'ltlsens Sketch
of Senator Watklne A Patriotic
We have read much about Cap
tains of Industry so far away frnm
us that we begin to be jealous of
our home product, lest its deserts
are publicly ignored. We exploit a
finer brand of flour, or a big potato,
or a freak of nature, we unjustly,
unreasonably, thoughtlessly, ignore
our neighbor Captains of Industry
in the paper or journal at home.
In every great undertaking there
must be a leader, a master spirit, to
lead the restless forces of activity
to a definite, desired end. The
voice of the propulace in rebelling,
in social political, or leligious re
form, is never more the voice of
God than when it sneaks through a
Luther, a Tolstoi, a Roosevelt; True,
indeed, does the Divine speak to us
through the industrial and educa
tional leaders of the present hour.
Let us hearken.
But then, let us not close our
ears to the small voice that rpeaks
from every community; that teaches
us the principle of duty in smaller
than world-wide or national domain.
In the industrial and political field,
in every county there must be lead
ers. As one of Randolph Co's best
known citizens, Senator W. II. Wat
kins of Ramseur, N. C. has place.
He was born in Stanley Co., N. C.
where he followed merchandising as
a first profession. During the Civil
war, Mr. Watkius was a eoldeir on
the Southern side.
In 1876, he win chosen sheriff of
Mil. V. II. WATKl.VS.
Montgomery County, and served the
county's interests conscientiously
and intelligently. Before his term
as sheriff, the county taxes had been
enforced less rigidly on some, the
graft gentiT, Mr. Watkins treated
all alike, and collected fairly. He
was re elected, a seeming protest
against graft in office; argumentum
ad hominum that justice and hon
esty may survive the light of publi
city, and demand lejognition of
Asa mirkofh's popularity in
this part of the state, he was chosen
State Senate-; and he served his
state with the si me conscientious
snirit that intrkel his career as
sheriff. To day Senator Watkins is
a fine illustration of he spirit of
growing young, a decided negative
to Osier and his chloiot m hi idea
which puts, or would force men of
experience and strength, who are
over 40, out of the business ring.
Two Candidates Announce Themselves
Cards announcing the candidacy
of b. L. -fiayworth, of Coleridge,
township, and J. frank Cameron, of
Concord township, subject to the ac
tion of the democratic couutv con
vention, will be found in another
M. A. Cagle, of Richland town
ship, was in Asheboro yesterday. He
reports that he is cutting oats, on
his farm known as the winter black
Messrs Hammer and Brittain
have Bold a lot in South Asheboro
to K. P. Plnmtner upon which the
Eurchaser proposes to erect a nice
ome for his mother, Mrs. John
Plummer, who will move here for
the purpose of educating her child
ren in the Asheboro Graded School.
'Squire J. R. Pearce officiated at
the marriage of Mr Chas. L. Rob
bins and Mrs. Mary Gardner, both
of Proximity, the ceremony taking
place Saturday night. Greensboro
PROGRESS OF RAMSEUR GRADED SCHOOL.
People Who Have "Helped to
That was a worthy sentiment and
one that deserves present recogni
tion and ever a place in State Edu
cational History, that inspired the
people of Ramseur to volunteer in
the State's Educational battles
against unworthy, antedated and
cheap methods of instruction, by
yoting last year to have a graded
school. This belief was a practical
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KAJISEl'H UUAUK!) SCHOOL.
recognition of the Spirit of Progress
in lines usually regarded as proper
to be drawn only by the school men,
or by millionaires oppressed with
unassiniilated wealth. Carnegie
and his libraries; Booker T. Wash
ington, the Moses of his race in the
Educational Exodus from Ignorance
both stand upon principles, and
neither one may outclass the other
in public regard. But when Rum
seur, with a population 90 per cent
of whom work in her factories,
votes 75 cents per poll and 30 cents
per hundred on property, for her
graded schools, let both millionaire
and schoolman take off their lauiels.
This year Ramseur will open a
graded school to about 400 school
The present building erected in
1891 on a fine tract of level laud
J. M. WHITEHEAD
donated for this purpose by Sena or
W.H. Watkins. a naidnf. mifi u -i
nuown citizen in the county is vhI.ii
Miss Brown Succeeded hy Miss Jones at
the Head of the Art Department of
Dr. A. J. Patterson has been
yery ill for some time, I ut is re
ported to be impr -viug.
Rev. C. E. Foi lines, Prof, of
Theology in Western . Maryland
College, attended commencement.
Prof, and Mrs. C. Auiick
were very much pleased to have Rev.
C. E. Maddry and his wife as their
guests daring theii stay at Liberty.
Mr. A. P. Seawell and Mr. Mill
ard Brown attended commence
ment and heard their daughters
Mrs. Muring a sister of Mrs. j
Prof. J. A. Hornady, is visiting at j
Misses Flossie Pickett and Patti?
Smith have returned to their homes
for the vacation. Miss Pickett has
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ed at near $2,500. It is 50x30x20
feet, and contains 3 upper rooms,
each of which will doubtless be put
to its fullest.'capacity, and below a
room 50x30, a music room, a library
room and a hall with 2 porches,
one at each end of the hall. The
entire building has recently been
painted, and presents a worthy at
traction to the visitor.
The teaching force will necestari
be increased next session. The
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principal. Prof. Chas. E. McCanless
of Trinity College, N. C, and
Vauderbilt University, Tenn., his
bad several years' experience in
teaching; and under his administra
tion, the average attendance has
been exceptionally good. Ilis ef
forts at thoiougbess, and his dis
ciplinary methods are appreciated;
lie complaint has yet been recorded
against him or his assistants, but this
hearty support of the teacher is only
a mark of the geuero'i?, frank and
inlelligent character of the citizens.
Xo better class from which to draw
or grow intelligent, sympathetic
leaders than from the type here
repiesented. We have no aristo
crats, for all work. We have no
denominational prejudices among
our churches, neue whatever.
Is it strange that Ramseur should
Member School Board.
hive ou; of the b jst schools in the
cj intv or State?
spurt the year at Red Springs in
school and Miss Smith at the G. F.
The people of Liberty regret to
see Miss Ella E. Brown our former
teocher of music aud art leave.
She will test this next year and
sptuil most of the time with her
father who lives at Warsaw, N. C.
ti.tr place will be filled by Miss
Mtrgaiet Jones of Walnut Cove
We were glad to see Sheriff Finch
anl Clerk Hammoud among our
people last week. Prof. E. S. Blair
of Guilford College was here also.
Miss Keddlna; Honored.
At the Conservatory of Music at
Durham last week Miss Sarah
Charlotte Redding, of Randleman,
was awarded a medal for the most
initructive essay on music from a
tether's point of view.
The sutijt-ct of Miss Redding's
esiay was "Music in the Home."
TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL.
Large Attendance Evinces the Interest
Felt In the County In this Old
Institution of Learning
Trinity High School closed one
of the mist successful sessions in
the history of this excellent in
stitution of learning. Commence
ment week began Sunday with the
annual commencement Sermon by
Rev. Fiank Siler. Monday a most
creditable concert was presented by
the student body.
Tuesday was the big day class
d.iy. The exercises began with the
essayist and declaimers, contests at
10:30 followed by the annual liter
ary address by J. C. Rowe, D. D.,
which was a fine effort. The large
crowd heard him with interest and
tie students received much in
spection from his address.
The essayists were "Unrecogniz
ed Benefactions," .Miss Bertha Al
bertson; "North Carolina's Pro
gress," Miss Kate Phillips; "Edu
cation in the South." Miss Ethel
The declamations were: "Bless
ings of Liberty," Alby Pnul;
"Human Antagonist," Lane Elder;
Opportunities of the Scholar", Sid
L.uiilieth; ".Mind of Man," Bovce
) llurgett; "Discovery. Inventions
! and Shams," Wilfred Wilson.
The es-s ivs and decliiination were
the result of much hard work which
wms clearly evident to the attend
ants. Tuesday afternoon the winner in
declaiiner's C( ntest was announced
anil the medal awarded l,y Rev.
P. F. Hargett, lo Lane Elder, s'n of
W. N. Elder, of Trinity. Mr.
IMtOF. .1. T. IIKMIV.
Principal Srlnlly Hlli School.
I lluggcrt a'so presented the Trinity
Scholars up to Miss Ethel Gray,
! daughter of Mr. George (tray and
;grutid daughter of .Mr?. Porter, of
j Ashehoro; and to Miss Aiidh Bell
i Lambert, daughte f Mr. Brantlv
S. Lambert, of Trinitv.
The day closed with a reception
l liv the students from S to 12 o clock
p. in. ine 1 honiasville liind tur-
niSLed music for the occasion.
Mrs. .Iitlln (irrgson Kiillrrrri Fatal At
tack at Ilrart Krlilay .Mlit.
Mrs. Julia Gregson, wife of Mr,
Waller J. Gregson, of this tity, died
suddenly at her home at nine o clock
Friday evening. Though Mrs.
Gregson had been in ill health for
several weeks, and had suid she was
unwell during the afternoou, her
friends and loved ones felt no anxietv
as to her couditiou. Between 8
and 9 o' clock she buffered and at
tack at the heart from which she
died a few minutes later.
Mrs. Gieg-on leaves a husband
and two children, Sarah aud Anna,
aged about three and five years.
Mrs. Gregson was a consecrated
Christian and a devoted, wife and
mother. She will be greatly missed
by many friends as well as from the
The funeral was preached Sunday
morning at 11 o'clock.
From a distance among those
who attended the funeral . of Mrs.
W. J. Gregson here Sunday were
Mr. and Mrs. Amos Gregson, of
Rock Hill, S. C. Mr. and Mrs.
S. Bryant, of Randleman; Dr. A.
II. Redding, of Cedar Falls; Mrs.
A. L. Bain and daughter Miss
Pearle, of Greensboro; Miss Florence
Redding, of High Point; Mrs. W.
W. Redding and daughter, Miss
Sallie of Randleman.
The department store of M. Levi,
at Rutherfordton, was completely
destroyed by fire Monday. The loss
is estimated at $50,000.
MOB RAIDED JAIL.
Jchnson Taken from Jail at Wades
boro. HUNG TO A TREE; BODY RIDLED
Secured Prisoner After Knocking; Klier
IflT Insensible and Battering Down
Door of Prison Gov. Gleun Or
dered Judge Shaw to the
Wadesboro, May 28 After knock
ing Sheriff Boggan unconscious and
battering down the doors of an in
furiated mob of 150 masked men
entered the jail here at 2: 30 tv is
morning and taking J. V. Johnson
from his cell and cairied him a mile
south of town and hung hint to a
tree. They then riddled his body
with bullets and left him hanging
in the woods.
Johnson killed his brother-in-law
Quinn Johnston, in February. The
murder was the result of a family
quarrel of long standiug.
At the. last term of our court
Johnson was tried, but no verdict
was reached, fhe jury haiug stood
9 for murder in first degree, 2 for
second, and one for acquittal.
The case was to have been tried
again in July.
There is but little excitement here
this morning and most of om people
are going about our work as usual.
Judge Si'al to Investigate.
Raleigh, May 28 Governor Glenn
has instructed Judge Neal, to pro
ceed at once to Wadesboro, and make
a rigid investigation of the lynching
which occurred there this morning.
WAS A GOOD CITIZEN.
Mr.J Krulirll Loivdrrmilk Died Thurs
day lglil After I.oiik Muttering
Aged 71 Years.
Reuben Lowde'niilk, an esteemed
mul widely known citizen of Ran
dolph county, died '1 hursduy night
at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Charles Smith, in Asheboro.
He bad been ill health for several
years, and for many months past
had suffered from eanc?r. He un
derwent an operation several times,
and only a few weeks ago he was
taken to Baltimore where he was
told that nothing could be done for
him. All that anxious and loving
hands could do to prolong his life
was of no avail. He bore his afflic
tion with patience until about 9
o'clock Thursday evening death re
lieved him of his suffering.
Mr. Lowdermilk, was a oiret but
stau itch citizen and a good business
man. V ith no display he was an
earnest, advocate of outright moral
and civil government and always
loval to, auu inteiested in the prog
ress of his county and state.
For years he served Asheboro as
tax collector, and was once defeated
in his candidacy for sheriff on the
The deceased was twice married.
His first wife was Miss Nancy Rich
ardson, of Richland township. She
died many years ago. This union
was blessed with six children.
They are Rev. E. G. Lowdeimilk,
of Tobaccoville; Rev. W. R. Low
dermilk, of Rocky Mount; S. F.
Lowdern.ilk, of Grant township,
this county; J. O. Lowdermilk, of
Texas; Mrs. Chas. Smith, of Ashe
boro; aud Mr. Hairis Lowdermilk,
a mining expert who was recently
investigating mining properties in
Oregon, but has not been located for
His second man iage was blessed
with one child, Mrs. Maud Allred.
of Codar Falls.
Rev. E. G. Lowdermilk was at
his bedside when the end came.
The iuterment follwed on Fiiday.
A memorial service will be held at
some future date when the bereaved
relatives can be assembled.
Will Visit Father's Grave.
Mr. E. E. Kepbart, engineer on
the Southern between High Point
and Asheboro, who went t Wash
ington with his family, will see his
father's grave, which is in the
National cemetery at Arlington.
His father was a gallant Federal
soldier aud was killed during the
civil war. His last resting place
was just recently lectted by Mrs.
Kephart, and to see this spot is the
object of their visit to the National
The Grand Lodce. Knisrhta of P-
thias of North Carolina, will assem
ble in Greensboro June 12, 13 and