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ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, MARCH 14, 1907.
What Our Law Makers Did During
MANY BILLS OF LOCAL INTEREST.
Anti-Trust Hill IPassed Presentation
Kxerrists and I'.nactments for Adjoin
ing Counties of Interest.
The bill to protect policy holders
by requiring insurance companies to
invest in North Carolina their legal
reserve premiums collected in the
state, was defeated in the Hondo of
Kepie entatives after having passed
THK ASTl-TUl'sT MILL.
Lust week Section A of the House
Anti-trust r j 1 1 1 was s rieken out of
the Senate and a conference commit
tee Wi.s appointed froiu I lie two
house.-. Tne hill came 'up in the
Senate Oil Saturday night i: which
a nienioisible contest occurred in
which Sptaker Justiee showed li is
marvelous strength as a fioor leader,
apparent rebuil' which he had re
ceived by failure oa the part of the
House :t f i. v days in fore in not
adopting his amendment for a se
verer penalty in the freight iat"
being only a temporary loss or
strength. Chi Miction that the House
concur when the (substitute was
under ci nsideiati in Ilarshaw, the
Republican leader, attacked the
Democratic party regarding the
trust, and Grant, a wild eyed fellow
from Davie, delivered himself in
abuse of Josephus Daniels and
others. Speaker Justice sent fo -ward
an amendment and asked for a
roll call, that the meniheis might
go on record and calleil on those
who believed in fulfilling the Demo
cratic pledges in its platform, to
support his measure. Editor Julian
in writing to his paper, the Salisbury
I expiess my own opinion and re
flect the views of many others whfn
I say that had the general assembly
adjourned before tlw incident of
last nijrht, Mr. Justice would have
left Raleigh shorn of much of the
political strength with which he came
here, heralded as the champion of
the people. For this kour at least
he controls legislation and in a de
gree that a Democratic legislature
represents the party he represents
A man of strength is tnis man Jus
tice able, shrewd, far seeing, devoid
of suavity, a politician from youth,
a hard hater, and a harder hitter,
defiant is he. He will either be the
leader of the party in North Caro
lina or the epokesman of the minor
ity element after the State conen
tion meets next year.
In the Senate on Monday the con
ference committee reported that
they could net agree with the House
conferees; the report was accepted
and placed on the calendar. Later
in the day a bill came back from the
House which was practically a bill
which the Senate had previously
refused to indorse. An amendment
by McLean striking out the Justice
Bection was adopted by a vote of 19
to 15. The House bill as amended
by Senator McLean was then passed
unanimously by 38 votes. The bill
was sent back to the House. It was
then up to the House to pass this
bill or have no anti-trust legislation
during this session. Mr. Winborne
moved concurrice in the Senate
amendment. Aftei a speech from
Mr. Justice whoj.deprecated the ac
tion of the Senate, but yielded to
the inevitable. The anti-trust bill
as passed and us ratified receiveu all
the votes of the House except four
Republicans. It is said that the
other three Republican members of
the House dodged.
Gen. Royster, of Granville, on the
part otbe Representatives, tendered
toJSpeukei Justice a handsome sil
ver service in an appropriate speecn.
Mr. J ustice said his assertion in
his speech that he intended reading
a roll in the democratic state con
vention of the names of democratic
senators who fail to vote for the
supiii mental trust bill was made in
the heat of debate. He should not
have used that language and only
intended to convey the idea that he
should leave to the democratic voters
of the state the question for them to
to settle. He wished to withdraw
any apparent reflection upon any
senator or upon his personal political
integrity, as he did not so intend.
Reading Cleik F. B. Kendall' was
presented with a handsome gold
In the Senate Lieutenant Govern,
or Winston was presented with a
chest of beautiful silver.
CHIEF LABORER LIXEBE11RY.
,Ou behalf of the laborers, Mr.
Bickett of Franklin, in a highly
humorous speech, presented Mr.
Lineberry, chief laborer of the house,
a suit of clothes.
Mr. Lineberry made: a fine short
speech in response, saying he hail
always been a laborer and could well
appreciate this testimonial from his
Mr. Wood, of Randolph, in behalf
of the members of the house force,
P'esented Sgeant Arms Lisk a
silver service, expressing the belief
that he had made one of the best
officers the. nouse had ever had.
Mr. Li.-k responded in a brief
snetch i t ..'YeiUtlon.
!;:-:i' i:i :- i n v kstk.ati no i-ommit-
The I : 'gating' Committee ap
pointed to tit ie evidence as to the
a:-cus iti''i made by th- Raleigh
Times and correspondent "f the
Char! 't'e -ener that anti-r.ulroad
legislation iniiueiiced by Joseph
us Daniels, reported without making
tnv recomm-iidations as to what
course sho.ild be pursued, and leav
ing the matter or refusal of certain
witness! to answer questions to be
dealt w:th bv the courts in whatever
pmcee lin-rs nriy hereafter be iusti-
Several lojal bills affecting Ran
dolph cuiu'y, the substance of
which will re oublished in a future
issue of the Courier, were enacted.
Ihere a:e 27 t these bills aim some
of them i' re bug. One of them
provides that Trinity township may
vote on a good roads bond issue not
to exceed 50.000, with the follow
ing persons as 1 Highway Commis
sion: W N. Elder, Joseph Parkin,
l J. Finch, N'. C. Euglish and Mr.
Col'.e t. Another is a hill providing
for an lection for bonds for good
roads to be submitted to the people
at any time the commissioners may
see prop, r, nouJs issued not to ex
ee. d $300,000. Another bill pro
vices ttiat upon the petition of two
tiffhs of the voters of any township
in the county to vote on a tax for
good roa s of not less than 20 cents
on the .100 valuation and not more
than 65 ?ents for poll tax, any town
ship in the county can' have an
electior. to use its own money and
provide for working, repairing,
building or ni icadamizing its own
roads in its own way and under its
own direction, subject to the approv
al of the board of county commis
sioners. This is an important law
and will prove an exceedingly popu.
Another bill which is one of the
most important and will prove to be
one of the most popular bills ever
enacted by any legislature for this
county, is a bill providing that upon
a petition of a "majority of the quali
fied 1 voters of any township the
county commissioners shall declare
that the road law contained in chap
ter 729 Acts of 1901 shall comply
to said township. Some of the
provisions are that instead of the
present methods of working the roads
by hands and requiring them to
work six days they are required to
work only four days or pay $3.00.
That a township superintendent of
the roads is elected and under him all
the public roads of the township
are worked. He is elected on the
til st of January of each year. It
can readily be seen that undtr this
plan the roads will be worked,
whereas under the present plan they
are not worked. We shall be great
ly disappointed if there is not great
improvement in the methods of
working the roads in Randolph
COURT HOUSE AND JAIL.
Another bill of importance t.
this county is the bill authorizing
the commissioners in their descret
ion to submit to the people a bond
issue not to exceed $40,000 to build
a courthouse and jail. Another
bill which gives the commissioners,
if in their judgment they Bee proper
authority to issue a tax not exceed
ing ten cents cn the hundred dollars
valuation and not exceeding 30 cents
on the poll, to provide for the erect
ion of a courthouse and jail, also
authorizing the removal of the
courthouse from its present site aud
to sell the old courthouse and jail,
if the commissioners desire to do so.
This ' bill also provides that the
county convicts may be used to make
brick to build the courthouse and
jail, or either, and that they may be
used in the erection of one or both
of these buildings, or to do any
other work in the county which the
commissioners mav deem proper.
By this last bill it is exptded that
a courthouse and jail can be built
with an expenditure in cash of lit
tle more than seven or eight thou
A bill was enticed extending the
corporate limits of the town ol Lib
erty. Also a bill amending tne is-.-uing
of bonds. A bill was ulso en
acted authorizing Asheboro to hold
an election on uu issue of $5,000
bonds to complete the present puo
lie school buildintr. A bill author
izing the town of Asheboro to build
sidewalks ami make other improve
ments was enacted. A bill aniend-
; u v Ni 01. ni 1 cm i;::ui.a si u. 11.1:0 a n.
j ii'U' 'Ik? chapter of the l.amlolph &
Cumberland Itaihoad was enacted,
extending the time for bnililin etc.
A bill releasing Dr. T. 0. Doud, an
1 old confederate soldier, from pav-
j mg a license tax to practise niedi-
I cine was elected.
The educational interests cf the
! State were better g.iaiMed bv this
.ieiicial assembly than by any pre
decessor, probably, and th" insane,
the youthful criminals, the Con
federate soldiers, and the institute
of technology and sanitarium for
consumptives all speak much for
the huinanita-ianism of the legisla
tors. Members State Institutions.
Governor Glenn sent to the Gen
eral Assembly the following
nominations of members of boards
of the varions State institutions, and
these were promptly confirmed:
State school for the white blind
and negro deaf mutes and blind at
Raleigh: R. B. Holman, of Person;
J. T. Rowland, of Wake; R. H.
Hayes, of Chatham; six years tch;
Joseph H. Weathers, of Wake, two
years, succeeding C. B. Edwards,
resigned; Robert L. Steele aud J. H.
School for deaf mutes, at Morgan
ton: J. C. Seagle, of Caldwell; W.
O. Lewis, of Iredell, and J. C. Neal,
of McDowell, 6ix years; Archibald
Johnson, of Davidson, two years,
vice W. C. Dowd, resigned.
State Hospital for the Insane, at
Goldsboro: T. M. Jordan, of Wake;
W. L. Hill, of Duplin, aud C. F.
Herring, of Wayne; 6 years; B. W.
Edwards, of Green two years, to
succeed F. Porter.
State Hospital for the Insane, at
-Raleigh: L.J. Ricot, of Wanenj-W.
H. Whitehead and Edward Smith,
of Harnett, six years.
State Hospital for Insane, at Mor
ganton: A. A. Shuford. Catawba;
A. E. Tate, Guilfjrd; and John W.
McMinn, of Transylvania; s x years.
Director Colored Agricultural &
Mechanical College, at Greensboro;
W. D. Siler, of Chatham; C. M.
Hughes, of Cumberland; C. C
Cranford, of Randolph; six year.
State Board of Internal Improve
ments: B. C. Beckwith, of Wake,
and R. A. Morrow, of Union; two
Directors North Carolina Geologi
cal Board: Hugh McRae, of New
Hanover, and Frank R. Howitt, of
Buncombe; four years.
Director for the Wilkesboro and
Jefferson Turnpike Company: G. L.
Park, of Ashe; two years.
Director of the penitentiary: S. H.
Hearne, of Stanley, to succeed John
B. Dawes; two years.
Members of the Board of Agricul
tnia): J. J. Laughinghousc C. W.
Mitchell, Ashley Horne.J. P. Mac
Rae and A. Cannon, six years each
Directors f the State Normal &
Industrial College: B. t. Avcock,
of Wayne; !. T. ' Iray, of Wake,
and A. J. Conner, of Northampton;
Directors of tl Agricultural it
Mechanical College, at Raleigh: W.
B. Tnrner, of Iredell; R. N. Ricks,
of Wa-hington; Max Gardner, Cleve
land; Locke Craig, of Buncombe;
two years each; C. W. Gold, of Wil
son; E. M. Ko .nee, of Onslow; T. W.
Blount, of Washington; D. A. Tomp
kins, of MecVluiuurg; four years
each; S. P. Ellington, of Johnson;
W. E. Dar iel, of Halifax; W. II.
Ragan, of Guilford; W. B. Cooper,
of New Hanov'i; Six Years each;
M. B. Stnckley, of Cabarrus; T. T.
Ballinger, of PolkN. B. Broughtoi,
of w,)!e, and O T .Clirk, of Bladen;
eight years each.
DEATH OF MRS. ING0LD.
Ijiid Came Suddenly and t'uiisrions to
The l.at--Hlc!'l.Y ICsteemed.
Mrs. Marian lngold, an aged and
respected lady living on Asheloro
R. F. I). Route No. 1, died Friday
afternoon at her home. She was i"
good health apparently a short
time before her' dentil. She ha I
gone to I. er mail box a short dis
tance from her home, and finding
letters fr-un her son sent then, to
him by her little grandson who
liveil with her. She told the boy
to tell d nie of them to come ut once
as she beiiewd she would die.
Wh"n they arrived Mrs. lngold
was 1 v i 1 1 on the bed with a cam
phor bottle by her. It was seen
that after the boy left she attempted
to do si ine woi k in the front yard
ami evidently being seized with a
fainting spell had gonj into the
house U revive herself.
The deceased was' years old.
She wis the mother of C. A. J. C.
and A. ('. lngold, o this county,
W. M. In.'o; 1, of Moore con i.tv, and
Mrs. Ida Ingnld-Majteii, of Frank
The l.oieral was conducted Mon
day afternoon and the interment
was at Pleasant Ridge. Mrs. .Mas
ten arrive.! Monday moiuiug from
Frankfort to attend the interment.
EXCITEMENT AT CONCORD.
A Mliriln- niiii Holil-tip Tliiow Town
III t.rrat Kii'lttmrnt.
Saturday and Sunday were excit
ing days for Concord. A murder,
a daring hold-up, an attempt at
highway robbery aud the finding of
a negro wounded and nearly dead
on the street, threw the town in
tumult. The murder occurred Sun
day night when Judge McGraf met
Fayette Eury walking home with
his wife, culled him to one side and
after a few words drew a pistol and
shot him. He lived only .a short
time. McGraf made his tscape.
Saturday night Will Cannon and
R. A. Morrow, of Cornelius, were
held tip by two negroes near town
who demanded their money. The
men opened fire and put rhem to
John Gilmer, a desperate negro
was found at his home Monday
with a bullet in his shoulder. He
bould not account for his move
ments Saturday night and has been
placed under arrest.
Sunday night a negro was found
badly wounded on the head and
may die. It is believed that he fell
while drunk crushing his skull on
Will Play High Point.
The Asheboro Boys have arrang
ed to play base ball at High Point
Easter Monday which will be ,'ol
lowed by two other games t be
played on dates not yet decided.
The Asheboro and High Pjint sec
ond teams will contest for the
My I Ferroe P
Snlnn Stedman C
II. Shaw Isl b
C. Spencer -nl b
E. Window 3rd b
1'. Wood S. S.
I. Pavis 1. f.
K. A II red c. f.
.1. Betts r. f.
T. H. (."real.
J. .lolmsen ;uul (
liidge. Yadkin Men In Winston Company.
The R. B. Horn Co., to manu
facture candv and other kindred
articles, to deal in groceries, tc.
has been chartered by the State,
with a capital of $125,000. The
company bas purchased a six story
factory building at Winston-Salem
!n which they will manufacture
heirlims. The incorporators are
R. B. Horn and D. McColbert, of
Winston-Salem; J. A. Mokie, of
Yadkinville and William Horn, of
Easf Bend. Mr. Horn is a native
of Yadkin but for several years has
been connected with the R. J. Rey
nolds Tobacco Co.
Robbery aud Murder at Columbia.
C. B. Green, a suburban mer
chant was waylaid and killed at
Columbia, S. C, Saturdav uight
and the body of his assailant, Kdgar
Maishal, a young white man, was
found lifeless a few feet away.
lioth died from pistol shots. No
one saw the conflict, and the man
ner in which Gieen met dealh was
hown by the heavilv armed body
and masked face of Marshal when
a search for the missing merchant
ACCIDENT TO SQUIRE STEED.
Caught Hy Fulling Tree Vn For Hour
Pinned to til Groom!.
One dav last week B. W. Steed
E-q. while cutting wood on a steep
incline, accidental let his foot slip
and in so doing it was caught be
tween the stump and bodv of a small
falling tree. He was pushed down
and held s if in a vise. For two
hours he called at the top uf his
voice for help tut no one was within
hearing; consequently he lay for live
long hours pinned to tiie cold wet
ground, and was not ii lerated from
this fearful predicament, until, bv
laying 41 it on his back, 'with the
tree across his body and foot held
and crushed at the" stump, he in a
gony and pain cut or hacKed, little
by little, the sapling in twain.
After fleeing himself f;o;n this
perilous condition it was with diffi
culty that he ma le his way to th
h use, a distance uf hilf'a ni:le.
his foot and le2 -,.r.; .badlv bruised
and paralyzed. "
The Esquire is stiil confined to I
his roo:i but w; are l;t.l t ,1 ite that !
lit is improving.
Mr. Charlie L.ickv who was so!
badly hurt by a i "cii.'ine wagon j
running upon his leg u tVw weeks I
ago is still cjjiiined to his home, but j
he slowly improves. j
Mr. Jim Cooper, of Mechanic, whoj
his been seriously ill with Pneumonia!
Because of the death of his wife
F. II. Wood of Salem Church, will
break up house-keeping for the
present. Mr. He-iry Nance, the
grand-father tvill eve f ;r Mr. Wo j.I'
three little children.
torn hi Isslonem Issurd (nil al Mrrttug
1 urxiuy .mi; ut.
The Board of Commissioners of
Asheboro, ni'-t in adj ci-iied session
Tli--d.i,' lilL'ht ano amo'i.r .ithev
thii's is-'.ud die call for the muui-
cipii elation to be held 01 the
hr.-t Monday iu May. J..lm S.
East was appointed registrar and
P. 11. Morris and Col. A. C. Mo.
Alister were appointed judges of
Ir. Oreher Dead.
Dr. A. H. Dreher. of Salishmv. I
died ut the University Hospital at
f niU'leiphia, onnuav. He was 40
years o'd and stood high in his
profession as a dentist. He was
born at Mt. Peasant where he prac
ticed until 1905 when he moved to
Salisbury. He was popular with
all who came 111 touch with him and
in public aud private life he was an
ideal citizen. Blood poison was
the cause of his death and the lesult.
of eating pineapple last December
tie nad been unuer constant treat
inenj for several weeks and his
friends have been encouraged by
the report from his bedside until
Friday when he began to sink rap
idly. Will Pare Depot Sidewalk.
A representative of the High
Point Granolithic Pavement Conrj
pany Jwas in Asheboro yesterday
and closed contracts for paving the
sidewalks on Depot street from ihe
depot to Fayetteville street. Work
will begin at once this is a matter
of congratulation to 'the property
owners who without objection have
so early complied with the provision
of the bill passed by the Legislature
requtriig property owners along
improved stieets to pave he sidi
walks. Itrnrnt ofUilil Krllons.
Miss Eva L. Dunning, a well
kuon'n elocutionist, will give an eu
tertainment at the academy, Thurs
day evening, March 21st. The
eutertainnient is given under the
auspices of the Asheboro Lodge 1 f
Odd Fellows. She comes with the
best references as an enteitainer ami
the press is enthusiastic in her
praise. Admission will be 15 and
25 cents. The entertainment will
consist of a program of readings and
While Drank and Anleep ost Fingers,
J. O. Miller, claiming Wilmington
as his home, and where he says he
was jailor for four years recoveiing
from an intoxicated tleep by the
railroad track at Greensboro, found
that both hia hands had been cut
off. He knew nothing of the way
the injury was inflicted, nor when
Two men were killed at the Mid
Way Brick Yard near Burlington
one day last week. They were at
work excavating when the dirt
around them caved in and they were
buried under many feet of earth.
Important JjChange In Randleman
THE CHAIR FACTORY FAILS.
Industrial Volfi From Thriving Town
of Knnilleniaii Foundry and Machine
shop Proponed Other ltema.
Application Las been made to
the Secretary for the Randleman
Hosiery Mills Company, which is
a consolidation of tne " Randleman
Hosiery Mills and the Pearl Hosiery
Mil's. The machineiy of the Pearl
mills has been moved to the build
ing of the Randlem..n Mills making
the capacity of the new mills 500
pairs of hose a dav,
Mr. r.uiL. the Secretary and Treas
urer, says the lif .v coinapany will
put in more machinery at onco en
roling them to put ou: T(u pairs
Tiie company owns its own box
plant, for making pateboird boxe
for their out p"ut.
Tiuy manufacture medium and
high grade hose for which ti.ey find
a ready market, u.d the business
has enjoyed a steady gro.vth for
months. A new building is being
erected next to the mill for an office.
The Raudleniau Chair Company
was placed iu the haiids of a re
ceiver Friday of L.st week. The
action was taken by Mrs. M. A.
Ferree, of Randleman, who is one
of the largest stockholders iu the con
cern. The company manufactures
a cheap and medium grade of
chairs. Dr. W. I. Sumner was
named as receiver. The liabilities
of the company will reach $40,000.
The factory has not been closed and
it is learned that the business will
not be suspended.
It is reported that Randleman is
soon to have a foundry and repair
Ramseur is a busy place now-a-days.
The Watki us-Leonard Com
pany report it as an active lumber
and cross tie market. They are
paying special attention to these
lines and several car loads are shipp
ed from Ibere daily. Several new
houses are now in course ef erection
and many others are proposed for
the summer. Work on the new
bank building is being rapidly
pushed. The broom factory, the
furniture factory and the Novelty
Wood Works are among the thriv
NEW TELEPHONE COMPANY.
Will Ituild F.xrhai.ge for Town ol
1 .1 be rt y Te 1 e phone News,
A company has been organized to
build a telephone system in the
town of Liberty and a long distance
line from there to Ramseur. A
copper circuit line will be installed.
The stockholders are W. H. Griffin,
M. J. Reitzell, A. E. Lewis, J. F.
Pickett, A. M. Fogkman. C. R.
Curtis, of Liberty; C. O. McAlister,
Wm, C. Hammer aud E. H. Morris,
The new company proposes to
couneci with the line from Asheboro
to Rims ur, and the Asheboro
Telephone Company amounces that
the present line from here to Ram
seur will be replaced by a metalic
circuit iu the near future.
The telephone lii.e from Ashebord
to Troy has been completed and is
now being put in eh ipe for the pub
lic. Trouble on the line, incident
to opening all new lines, is now
being eliminated ai.d good service
will soon be available on this line.
A 4L A. Leauvs Line to Troy.
The report was current on our
streets yesterday that the Aberdeen
and Asheboro Railioad Company
had leased the section of the Dur
ham and Charlotte Rdlr al running
from Star to Troy, :nd that it is
the intention of the A. & A. to
tear up its line running from
Biscoe to Trov. The line leased
has ten miles of track.
Citizens living o-i Asheboro R
F. D. No. 1 and 3 will be glad to
know that the town will at once re
pair the road 0:1 the "Penn Wood
Hill" on the Cedar Falls and F:a--linville
road iu the eastern part of