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J J5he COURIER !
Leads in Both News and
J Circulation. Ne J
Issued Weekly. PRINCIPLES, NOT MEN. $1.00 Per Year.
VOL. XXXI. ' ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, JULY 19 1906. No 29
Large Crowd In Attendance This
JUDGE G. S. FERGUSON PRE
SIDING. Everybody In Good Splrlts-Mncl la
teres In Polltlcs-The Usual Ac
tlvlty In .Live Stock Trading
This being court wee in Ashe
boro, the town U filled with people.
Tuesday was the big day, and every
body was in good spirits, meeting
old friends and talking politics.
The usual activity in horse trading
circles was manifested.
The docket was not heavy nor
were there any important cases.
Randolph Superior Court con
vened Monday morning with Hon.
Garland S. Ferguson, Judge presid-
10 The Grand Jurors for the term
were chosen as follows: C O. In
gold, foreman; A. E. Hal , Bethel
Lucas, Henry Cox, J. T. Henry, J.
S Richardson, A. E. LassiW, David
Fallow, E. C. Al.eu, Winslow Hol
land, W. M. Lewallen, W. C. Wins
low, W. W. Caveuess. H. K.
Trogdon, P. P. Fentress, R. . Cox,
J. (J. Whitehead, Ellis Hoover. 1.
W. Andrews was sworn as officer of
the Grand Jury.
The petit jurors were J. F. bob
bins, Jno. F. Avery, C. W. Wilson,
T. J. Steel, B. C. Flovd, Albert Jor
dan, E. A. Brady, J. L. Lineben y,
A. V. Marley, J. J. Harder, J. M.
Gray, G. F. Gatlin, Franklin Au
man, Wr. W. Spencer, and C. 11.
State vs. Geo. Routh, a and b,
plead not guilty; verdict guilty.
Judgment suspended on payment of
State vs. Sam Tritchard, a d w,
plead not guilty, verdict not guilty.
State vs. Tobe Parrish, filjig to
list poll. Plead guilty. J uflgwent
that defendant pay tax and costs in
State vs. John Ferguson and Ed
, Lamb, affray, plead guilty. Judg
ment suspended on payment of cost.
State vs. John Wade, four cases
charging retailing, pleaded guil
ty. Judgment that the defen
dant pav $250 into court and that
the costs of all cases be paid
and the balance of the money to be
used as a fine. That the defendant
give a bond in the sum of 500 that
he sell no more liquor for twelve
State vs. Elwood Johnson, retail
ing, defendant plead guilty, J udg
meut suspended on payment of
Stat vs Wesley B tee, a w d w, plead
not guilty, verdict guilty. Judg
ment 30 clays on the county roads
or the costs.
State vs.' R. B. Boliug and Mrs.
R. B. Lioling, retailing. Continued.
Sute vs. Marcus Williams, a and
b, plead guilty, verdict guilty.
Judgment $15 and costs.
State vs Cal Bell, a w d w, plead not
guilty, verdict; guilty. Judgment
$15 and costs.
Stites vs. W. J. Hill, failure to
list poll tix. judgment suspended on
payment of cists and taxes due.
State vs. Aiut Fruit, nuisance
pletd guilty, judgmeut suspended
oa paymeut of costs.
State vs. Joseph Powell, plead not
guilty of forgery, but guilty of
obtaining marriage liceuse fraudu
lently under the statute. Judg
ment suspended on payment of
fctate vs. Enoch Vuucanuon, re
tailing, plead guilty, Judgment sus
pended on payment of costs.
State vs. John Wiuslow, c. c. w.
plead guilty, lined $5.00 and costs.
State vs. R. O. Parks, retailing,
verdict not guilty.
State s. Joe Brown, forcible tres
pass, plead guUty. Judgment sus
pended and defendant placed under
$200 bond for good behavior for 12
State vs. Henry Evans and Wal
ter Robbius. affray, plead not guilty;
State vs. Madison Gray, atUmptl
to wreck a train, plead guilty
Judgment defendant to serve 12
months on tLe contitv nmlj.
Sta'e vs. S. A.HnahfS. a. w d. w.
plead pnilty, find $10,00 and costs.
Sfate va LeslieGirpent-r, h w w,
plead guiltv. Judgment suspended
on payment of cost.
Matt vs Henry .hvans umi Wal
ter Robbiu?, affray, plead not guilty,
verdict guilty. Judiweut Evans
$5.00 and half cost; Robbins $15.00
and hall costs.
State vs Jno. Bray, trespass, case
remanded to justice of peace for
State vs. Israel Luther escaped
convict. Plead guilty. Judgment
25 days on county rads.
state vs isham Mctienrv, escap
ed convict, i le vd guilty, Judgmeit
6 mouths on county roads.
State vs Lil Th)mp3on ani Nit)
Thompson a and b, pleal guilty.
Prayer for judgment continued.
State vs Walter Presnell, false
State vs Wm. Reid, forgery, plead
givlty. Judgment C months on
State vs Oscar Lassiter, retailing.
This case was being heard as we
closed our forms yesterday evening.
IN HONOR OF VISITORS.
Mlmt Rntlirr Aumnn Delightfully Enter
tained Large Sumber Of Friends.
Miss Esther Anman entertained a
number of friends at the beautiful
home of her parents on Sunset Ave
nue Friday evening. The affair was
in honor of Miss Mary Freeman, of
Durham; Miss France Sutton, of
La Graug-; Miss Elizabeth Whith
field, of Lumbertoa aad Miss Bul
lard, of Laurinbnrg.
The invited guesU were: Misses
Clara Moffitt, Ressie Co-Hn, Florence
Hendricks, Ella Hendricks, Essie
Ross, Marv Freeman, Frances Sutton
Ehzadeth Whitfield, Irma Whitfield,
Marion Moring, Clara Spencer,
Mamie Richardtoa, Merrie Richard
son, Jessie Boroughs, Etta Auman,
Annie Blair, Louise Slack, Blanche
Bullard. Messrs. J. A. Spence,
Merjgfrfr -Richard sorrr Lee Davis,
Jesse Scarboro, Clarence Rush, Fer-
ree Ross, D. K. Lockhart, Sulon
Steadman, Oscar Coffin, George Ross,
Charlie rox, 11. JJ. Martin, 11. 31
Robins, Eugene Moffitt, Frank Byrd,
Ed Hatch, Lo liarker, Duke Rob
ins, Grady Miller, Cevia Laughlin.
Will Connect With Southern In About
The Carthage Railroad, owned by
the late Mijor W. C. 1'etty, ruuuiug
from Cameron on the Seaboard Air
Line to Hallison, in Moore county, a
distance of eighteen miles, has
been bought by five men, two North
Carolinians and three New Yorkers.
They have paid for the road and
are now in charge. These gentle
men have also begun work on the
extension of the road up Deep River
in the direction of Greensboro, High
Point, and Winston and will com
plete it to one of these points in
eighteen months. The Enterprise
had a conversation with a business
man fmn Carthage this week and
his people down there are very en
thusiastic and hopeful ou the pro
ject. They know now that they
will make the connection with the
Southern in about a year. High
About seventy-fiveof Randolph's
Farmers attended the Institute for
farmers here Saturday. Messrs. T.
B. Parker and Franklin Sherman,
Jr., of Raleigh, and S. II. Damson,
of Washington, D. C, were here
under the direction of the State de
partment of agriculture and deliver
ed addresses on the treatment of
soil and the cultivation of different
The addresses were interesting
and instructive, nmiked by the
absence of mere theory, but based
unon practical experience and results
of experiments made with soils in
different sections ot tne state.
Those who attended pronounced
the institute most beneficial.
Mr. Calllcott for Commissioner.
To The Editor:
Alfred R. Callicott is one of the best men
t),o xntintvAtiil ire need liim a3 one of our
county commissioners He was s brave Con
federate soldier ana is an exoeuent Dusiness
mnn with a mvul nartv record, stands liitrh
as a man of excellent character aind business
intergrity, with sound judgment and discre
TIa trill add atmnffth to the ticket and will
make a first class county commissioner. We
want him for tnat office.
1 ours trulv,
C. H. Lccas. 1
LIBERTY NORMAL COLLEGE.
The Liberty Normal College is
one of Randolph County's best insti
tutions of learning. It was found
ed in 1896, by Tbnnias C. Amick,
who had for some time teen one of
the faculty of iDgram Institute,
Ingram, Va. It has been in opera
tion now for ten years under the
same management. .
In 1903, Prof. J. A. Hornady.'of
the University of North Carolina,
Liberty Iforjial Building.
bought a half interest in the institu
tion of learning. His push and en
ergy have added much towards the
Euccess of the college.
The Liberty Normal College
draws its patronage from a wide arta.
Students nave come from Dare Coin
ty to the mountains, and several
have come from South Carolina.
Alamance, Guilford, and Randolph
Count'ea have furnished the bulk of
the students of the College. Since
the Liberty Normal College has been
in operation, there have been pre
pared there a number of teachm,
who have done honor to their pro
fession. A number of physicians
received all tln-ir training except
their medical t'uiuing there. It
has prepared young men who have
gone out t.ud have made and ar?
making successful careers in almost
all the walks of life.
In the year 1901, the Central Uni
versity of Indianapolis, Indiana,
conferred the degree of Doctor of
Philosophy on the president of the
institution as a reward of his taking
acouise in that institution of learn
ing. What the Liberty Normal
College does, it does well. Its stu
dents go out well prepa;ed atid
equipped for the work that they have
prepard themselves for. Dr. Yen
able, the president of the University
of North Carolina, writes: "Yonr
students come to the University
well prepared for their work. I con
gratulate you on their success."'
Students at that institution often
WILL OPEN AUGUST 1ST.
Asheboro Grocery Company Will Uetn
py the McAllster Uulldlng.
The Asheboro Grocery Company,
to do a wholesale grocery business
hasbeen organized with X. J. Finch,
president; C. T. Loflin, manager
and H. T. Caveness, Secretary and
Treasurer. The company has se
cured as temporary quarters Uie
brick building owned by A. C. Mc
Alister located near the court hous?,
and has requested estimates on the
cost and plans for a suitable build
ing for their business. They ex
pect to erect a buildiug at once.
The compauy experts to be ready
for business in the McAlister build
ing about August 1st.
Mrs. Joe Tmtle aud children, of
High Point, are visitiug her sister,
Mrs. Charles Speucer.
Misses Bessie and Lena Hinshaw,
of Glenola, were the guests of Miss
Kate Kearns Saturday night.
C. E. Spencer went to High Point
last week on business.
J. F. Jerrell is preparing 'to put
in a stock of goods at the Spencer
Mrs. Rebecca Henley, who has
been visiting friends and relatives in
North Carolina for the past year
and a half, is now in Pennsylvania
with her son and will soon leave
there for Kansas.
James Lowe, of High Point,
complete the four years college course
iu three years because of their supe
rior equipment and preparation.
The Liberty Normal College has
for its friends", the best men of the
country. The young ladies who
boarded in the young ladies' clab
spent the year just closed in the col
lege for $70.00. This paid all ex
penses of tuition and board. Some
of the young men have made all
their expenses for tuition and board
less than $50.00 for the whole
year. One vouiig man came last
year and made enough money work
ing at odd times to pay all his ex
panses for the year. Many others
made a great deil of the money that
it cost them to attend school byjwork
ing at odd times. The college places
a premium on youtg men of this
kind. It looks" after the interests
of all, but where a young man
has to work his own way, he deserves
special honor. Last year there was
a young lady who made a great deal
of tE6 money that ft took tortm her
in school by making and selling
candies on Saturdays.
The course of study in the Liber
ty Normal College is somewhat high,
and it requires thorough woik of the
student to complete its courses of
study. It offers courses in Literature,
Mathematics, and all the literary
branches of study; Bookkeeping;
Type writing; Stenography; Penman
ship, Music and Art. This year a
course in vocal music will be given
free to all students. The college is
fortunate in securing the services of
I Prof. Lonnie M. Foust, a graduate
of the New England Conservatory of
Music, who will add a number of at
tractive courses of study. He will
give his best efforts to the college,
and students will do well to see to it
that they take advantage of the
courses that he offers.
The new Catalogue of the College
shows that the total number of stu
dents enrolled last year is 190.
passed through this vicinity Friday.
Mrs. R. F. Trotter will visit her
brother, H. E. Gibbs, of Elou Col
Misses Mamie and Maude Tucker
were the guests of Misses Mary aud
Sallia Branson Saturday night and
WAR IN CENTRAL AMERICA.
Third Country Enters the Fray Hon.
fl tints Joins Knit Salvador AgalnM
The condition of the affairs in
Central Ameiiea grows more serious
each day. Saturday Honduras de
cl- red war on Gautemala leaving
only Nicaragua and Costa Rica in a
peaceful state, but the revolutionists
may invade them before many weeks.
Agitation against the government
has been growing for five yeirs and
it now appears that a desperate strug
gle has begun. On account of the
difficulty in transmitting messages
the depHi'tment at Washington is
unable to get at the true state of af
fairs, but men of war are on the
scene protecting the interests of the
Later: A peace commission assem
bled at Marblehead yesterday and a
treaty will probably, be signed today
John Knox was shot and instantly
killed near Spencer Sunday at noon
by Shade Hemphill, colored, while
playing cards at a labor camp.
Siew Chapter of the Order of Eastern
Stars Organized Last Week Per
sonals. Rev. C. A. Wood filled the pul
pit at the M. E. Church Sunday and
delivered two very interesting and
instructive ser iions to large and ap
Mr. and Mrs. M. o. itusseu, ot
High Point, aie spending a few days
in the citv with relatives and
J. W. Tinpett has been on the
sick list for a few davs.
Messrs. S. L. Welch. J. W. Brady.
Clifford Trogdon, aud Mr. aud Mrs.
Albert Tippett attended the funeral
of their aunt Mrs. Wyatt Brady, at
Pleasant Grove church Saturday.
James Buie onr champion mar
ble player won th prize Saturday
evening which consisted of a very
fine imported taw. The game was
participated in bv about twenty, but
it was evident from the beginning
that Mr. Buie would win md when
the first baliott was ta .en he was
unanimously deflated victorious and
carried off his trophy amid the ap
plause and admiration of his many
Claud Teau-, of Cameron,
spent a f w days in tonu last week.
Mrs. Jocit lUiie, of Fayetteville,
came up Saturday and will spend a
few days with relatives aud friends.
Your correspondent has beeu
shown quite a number of fine toma
toes from di Here ut parties but W.
D. Mauer has the largest which
weighs two pounds and five oz. and
informs us that these are not of the
largest variety which he will have
Hugh Pdiks, Jr., purchased an
other fice horse last week.
G. H. Cox is the happiest man in
thej communit --mother plo.v boy
has been added to his family.
The chapter of the order of East
ern Stars was organized at the Mas
onic JI all Fiiday night by Mrs.
Ernma B. Siler, Grand Matron, of
Siler City, assisted by L. M. Cly
mer, Grand Secretary, aud Miss Vil
la Sandrewa3, and Mies Pitt, of
Greensboro. The following olficers
were elected and installed, Mrs. D.
M. Weatherly, Worthy Matron, Prof.
D. M. Weatherly, worthy patron;
Mrs. W. C. Russell, associate mat
ron; W. Maner, second; Mrs. W. D.
Maner, Treasurer; Miss Mable Stuart
conductress; Miss Esther Jordan as
sociate conductress; L. F. Fentress,
warder; J. C. Maner, sentinal; Miss
Pattie Lutterloah, Adah; Mrs. J. H.
Feutress, Ruth; Mrs. James Jordan
Esther, Mrs. C. E. Stuart, Martha,
Mrs. L. F.Fentress, Electra, Mrs. J.
C. Maner, Champlain, Miss Susan
Fentress organist, and Mrs. J. W.
C. Craven, marshal. The chapter
will meet every Monday night and
will soon be ready for the reception
of petition for new members.
TRIAL OF ANSON LYNCHERS.
Twenty-one Defendants to Answer the
Charge at Monroe This week.
Case Opened Monday.
Twenty-one defendants from An
son County were put ou trial at
Monroe Mondav on the charge of
lynching John V. Johnson in Wades-
boro, May 2Mh
Gov. Gleuu has employed Messrs
John T. Benin t , of Wadesboro, and
R. B. Redwiue, of Monroe, to assist
Solicitor L. D. Robinson in the
prosecution. Messrs. James A.
Lockhardt, H. H. McLendon, T. L.
C-Midle, of Wadesboro: A. M. Stack,
F. F. Griffin, J. C. Sykes, Williams
and Lemmouds: A lams, Jerome and
Armfield, and Robert L. Stephens,
of Monroe, have been m ployed by
The defendants are Messrs. Zeke
Lewis, Joe Mechum, Clyde Bowman,
John Jones, Elmire Dunn, Lester
Johnson, J. W. Nivciis, Frank Niv
ens, B. F. Ximmouds, Otis Martin,
Fred Dunn, May Gulledge, Lowes
Adams, Jim Swink, Tom Adams,
Billie Dean, Frank Graham, John
McLaurin, W. C. Duun, W. A.
Xiveus, aud Ira Johnson.
They belong to the best families
of Anson County, and much iutereet
is being manifested by doth the cit
zeus of Anson and surrounding
Judge Shaw is presiding at the
trial of the Anson Lynchers. He
delivered his charge to the Graud
Jury Monday and as he spoke for
the "peace of the State he was a
stern, inflexible picture of inexoaor-
able justice. The trial will cost the
Mate more thau $.'io,000.
Reports from trial of Ivnchers at Monroe
yesterday were to the effect that the cases
Man, His Wife and Two Children
WORK OF NEGRO ASSASSINS
IN ROWAN COUNTY.
Six inspects Arrested and taken to
Snllshury for Safe Keeping Mob
Surrounded Salisbury Jail to
Find Prisoners had been
Sent to Charlotte.
Early Saturday morning Barbers
Junction was the scene of one of
the most atrocious crimps evr com
mitted in Rowan county. It re
sulted iu the murder of Mr. Isaac
Lyerly, a well-to-do farmer hi
wife and two children, Marv and
The ptrents and two children
-ere sleepin;r in the front room.
The two oldest daughters were
aroused between one and two
o'clock Saturday morning by a
stitlmg smoke. Defending the
stairs they found their parents and
little brother and sister e'ead in bed
with their heads crushed. The
murderers had tired the house after
killing their victims.
The negroes now under arrest
are Nease Gillespie, his son, John
Gillespie, Jack Dillingham and his
wire, George Krwin ana Henry Lee.
All of these negroes were arrested
by Sheriff Julian, of Rowan county
and taken to Salisbury. While
there was no indication ot mob
violence Sheriff Julian too' the
prisouers to Charlotte. The wis
dom of the act was later manifested
when about 10 o'clock Saturday
night 4 mob of 1,000 men assem
bled and ileniauded the prisoners.
Mayor Boyden and Editor John M.
Julian appealed to the reason of
the mob, and though they paefd
the stre ts all night no violence was
From the testimony at the
coroner's inquest, it 6eems that
malice was the sole cause of the
crime aud from the confession of a
younger son of Gillispie, it seems
that the perpetrators of the deed
are now iu jail. He said he heard
his father and son and the Dilling
hams plotting the murder.
It stems that Gillispie aud Mr.
Lyerly entered into a contract
whereby Gillispie was to cultivate
certain lauds for Lyerly, but fail
ing to live up to it the tenant was
Nease Gillespie, who is a saw mill
hand for Mr. John Dellinger, mov
ed into one of Mr. Isaac Lyerly'3
cabins last fall. He, his sou and
step-sou agreed to work so mucb
land if they took the house. A
section for wheat was laid off. The
Gillespies sowed part of this, but
finding that they could get plenty
of work at good wages did not sow
the entire lot. This, not being
according to contract, worried Mr.
Lyerly, who spoke to Nease and
was, in turn, cursed. Finally, how
ever, the matter was settled by Mr
Dellinger, the saw mill owner,
agreeing to pay house rent for
Gillespie. Nothing more was
heard of the wheat until some time
go, when it bad been cut by Mr.
Lyerly, who was preparing to have
it thivshed. Gillispie was heard to
remark that he might thresh it but
he would never use it.
The (r'nie is believed to have
been the termination of this and
other minor differences between
the negroes aud their victims
Barber Junction, July 15. The
funeral service! and .nterment of
the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Lyerly,
their little daughter, Alice aud son
Jounie, were held at Unity Pre3
bvterian church this morning at 11
o'clock, the Rev. Mr. Spence con
ducting the services. Unity Pres
byterian church is an old house of
worship, about two miles from the
Lyerly home, of ' w hich all the
Lverlv family were members.
Will Practice Law.
Monday morning Thaiddeus S.
Fen ee appeared before Judge Fer
guson presenting his license from
the Supreme Court of North Caro
lina to practice law. He took the
oath as an attorney to practice law
in the courts of the state.
Every man! who knows himself
knows how selfish other men are.
against the Anson lynchers iu Uuion county
will lie quashed nnd the defendants re
manded to Wadesboro for trial. It is claim
ed by the Suite that justice cannot be so
cured in that county, and it will appeal tho
case to the Supreme Court.