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WHY GOOD 110 ADS PAY
MAKE LAND VALUABLE AND CREATE
HIGH AVERAGE INTELLIGENCE.
Striking Instance of Importance of
Having Improved Highway Told
by an Arkanaa Mnn Serious Effect
of Bad Hoad Tax on Farmer.
At the recent convention of the
Arkansas Good Itoads association held
at Fort Smith. II. K. Keiley wording
to the Goods Itoads Mafwz...e, spoke
on "Good Itoads Why Thoy Pay,"
aylng in part as follows:
"Roads are the foundation of civili
sation. They form the means of com
munication between people, and there
Is no better Index of the intelligence of
any community than Its roads. Good
roads pay. They make high land val
ues, and in time they create high aver
age Intelligence In the country through
which they are built. Perhaps no bet
ter example of this cau be found than
In New Zealand, where the general
government undertakes the building
and care of all roads the railroads as
well as the wagon roads. The country
of New Zealand Is much like that of
Arkansas, but the government ndoptod !
a development pilicy which is very j
effective anil highly profitable. One of i
the main lines of business conducted j
by the povc. umeiit el New Zealand is
In real estate. It acquired by purchase
or condemnation large tracts of land. I
The first thing in the way of develop-
meat was a highway built through the j
property. Along this the government
sells out to settlers on lung time and
easy payments laud in suitable sizes j
for farms and homes. The settlers on !
this land are first given employment I
by working on the roads. After the '
roads are in g od condition the popula- j
tion comes quite rapidly, and it is as- I
tonishing what that government Is ac- I
complishing in spreading Its people out j
on the soil. There is no congestion of
the population In cities. Kaeh citizen
Is encouraged to get a home of as many
acres of laud as he can take care of,
and the result Is a population whose
general Intelligence and comfort are
greater than I have seen elsewhere.
"That good roads pay is a generally
conceded fact, and It has seemed
strange to me that an argument on this
subject should lie needed. A visit to
any of the rural districts of Arkansas
Is convincing proof that an argument
Is required, for the good roads are not
there, and I cannot conceive of a great
er contrast than that which the squalor,
poverty and ignorance displayed in our
rural districts make with the Intelli
gence, cleanliness and comfort one sees
In a New Zealand rural district. I think
this difference Is more due to the roads
than to any other cause. Whether the
lack of roads breeds ignorance or
whether the ignorance breeds the bad
roads is a subject I will not undertake
to discuss. At any rate, both exist to !
such nil extent In our state that our ;
first patriotic duty is to either dispel '
the Ignorance in procuring the roads or
procuring the roads to dispel the Ig- j
"I recently purchased a piece of land j
near Fort Smith past which ran two i
good roads recently built. This land
was timbered, but the timber had been j
rated an incumbrance on the land. In !
fact, it hadn't been profitable tj steal I
It and haul It to town, which fact prob- :
ably accounts for Its still being there, j
I had a lot of this timber cut and put a j
rather intelligent persm looking for a 1
disposal of it. Some time later I was :
surprised when he told me that it was !
sold at a net price, after paying for the 1
hauling, which would more than pay
for clearing the land. On linking into :
this I found that the g l roads made
It possible to haul a cord or more at a
load of this woo l to market and make 1
about four loads a day, whereas before j
the good roads were built two loads of :
one-half cord each were all that one
team eiuld do. It cost .?.", a cord to
haul this wood before the good roads
were built and 7." cents a cord after- ,
ward. In other words, the wood was i
worth .$2."." per c ml after the roads i
were put in. while it was absolutely 1
worthless before. I find that the dif- '
ference in the cost of hauling a ton of '
liny ta market before and after the
good roads for a distance of seven miles '
Is about $2. One of n,y farm teams I
over the bad roads will bring a ton of
hay to town In a day. Over the good
roads they will bring three tons, so
the product of a meadow of 100 acres
Is worth about ?.")0 more with a good
road to it at seven miles from town
than it Is with a bad road. Before this
good road was built the meadow was
worth $10 per acre. Since it Is built
$30 seems a reasonable price for It.
"I have found by actual experience
that the tax the farmers are paying
which keeps them p iverfy stricken Is
that Imposed by had rmcl . For many
years I tried earnestly t l ate an in
dustrious class of farmers in this coun
ty. On different occasions I did suc
ceed In petting several such colonies
started. None of them remain. Usu
ally thoy were a liar ly class of Ger
mans such as settled the prairies and
states to the north and west of us.
One by one they would sell out and go
back to the prairie country. On close
questioning I would find that the lick
of roads and schools was so great these
people wouldn't stay. Tlie country
they came from had a tax three times
as large as ours. In fact, many of the
school districts in Kansas w'.iere they
had lived levied a sch i l t lx much
greater than our total tax. .ml it was
not unusual for the total tar M if " per
cent In the remit! 's frovi . 1; i'i these
German settlers came. They would
try It a year or two in onv v-v.'.-y of
bad roads and low taxes. t':en sell out
. and return t: the ." per c ..' t ix rate.
"Good city "trren ji.iy Just t:s 'vv'.l as
good count1-- rinds, fi it is al nt
Impossible to I ave a c! ":. hc-tl'hy..
wholesale town wit! o-;t p ' d s're. ts
"We In Fprt S.-;th h u e h- ! r. u fa'iV
example of bo v goo ! t -. i r."
ASHEBORO GRADED SCHOOL.
Progress of School Honor Koll for
Third Mouth of I' all Term.
At the close of the third month
the enrollment iti the graded school
was 322. The white school popu
lation of Ashehoro, according to the
census taken in August, is 404.
Already 80 per cent, of the total
school populatiou is enrolled iu the
school. The average enrollment in
the city schools is ouly 55 per -cent.
Asheboro is 25 per cent ahead of
the average. For the third month
the average daily attendance was 95
per cent, of the enrollment. Few, if
any, towns in the State can show a
better record than Asheboro.
Also it is interesting: to note that
the enrollment and attendance are
both 50 pel cent larger than iu
1004-5; and 100 per cent, larger
than iu 1902-3.
The honor roll for the different
grades for the third month follows.
tflltST o it A HE.
Hazel Spoon, Marjorie Menden
hiill, liichard Burrow, Elsie Presnell.
Warner Miller, Hazel Kivett, How
ard Dickens, Kay McPherson, Karl
Maxwell, Stanton Skeen, Fay Free,
Carey Burrow, Grace Presnell,
James Miller, Kollins Miller, Gusta
Humble. Lillian Huustieker, Lucile
Ward, Ktha Glasgow, John Brittain.
Kdith Bctts, Colin Spoon, Kd Rogers,
Pearly Way, Banks Kichardsou.
Margaret Morris, Frank Fox,
Nettie Newby, Krnest Spencer, Hush
Lassiter, Joe Hendricks, Marvin
Free, Ethel Presnell, Jewel Glasgow,
George Betts. Ihith McPherson,
Lura Jones, Fred Smith, Dewey
Webster, Victoria Burrow.
Mabel Free, John Plummer, Fred
PI u miner, Byron llichardsou, Kate
Brittain, Mabel Spoon, Grace Fer
ree. John Swain, Harvey Rogers,
Cleon Spoon, Clara Presnell, OUie
Presnell, Carl Steed, Virtle Cvi
ness, Lula Pritclmrd, Cortez Nor
man, Jessie Ward.
Gertrude Free, Lillian Hendricks,
Fannie Newby, Nellie Spoon, Cornie
Mildred Birkhead, Janette Dick
ens, Eulah Glasgow, Maude Hall,
Hazel Cox, Farla Spoon, Allie
Spoon, Enolie Presnell, May Byrd,
Ethel Free, Virgie Dickens, Lizzie
Lynette Swain, Cora Redding, i
Annie Fox, Beta Scarboro.
Blanche Anderson, Maude Dick- j
ens. May Dickens, Lela Hall, Lolliei
Jones, James Davis. Reid Hannah,
Clarence Hughes, Charles Kepharr,
N'lLTH GRADE. j
Flcta Fox, Blanche Spoon, Hem-!
do.. Moflitt, Daniel Sharpe.
Haiiiseur Items. j
Miss Norah Blair celebrated her '
birthday last Fiiilay evening, Nov. i
23rd, at the home of her parents, j
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Blair. The in-j
vttcd guests, who were piesent weie:'
Misi I.illie Calder, Fannie Calder, !
Lela Phillips. Elsie Grimes, Ada j
Kivett, Louis Scott, Sallie Brown, :
Ida Jones, Bessie Blair, Lucy Blair. I
The amusements of theevening were:
dialouges, speeches, songs, and etc. i
which were enjoyed by all who were j
Long Shanks, who has reached ;
his G4th, mile post, says he got into!
a very remarkable nest of old boys,
one evening last week, at the Ram-'
seur P. O. whoes sir names all com-1
menced with the letter B, such as I
Uncle John Brady, age 80, Uncle I
Daniel Burgess, age 75, Uncle Mur-1
phy Burris, 68, Uncle John Bow-:
den, age GO.
Mrs. W. P. Ragan of this place
had the honor to wit) recoguition in I
a coutest for a short story iu the La
dies' Home Journal, the subject be
ing "The Be6t Way to Celebrate the
Fourth of July." The conditions of
the contest was that the stoiy be not
over 500 words. At a leisure mo
meHt Mrs. Ragan happened to see
the offer and for a pastime wrote
her views on the matter and submit
ted it to The ladies' Home Journal.
She thought no more of it until a
wet'k or so ago when she received a
Kksh rpmirtunw. siivinif that her
stoiy would be published along!
others ai'uepftd the first of January.:
1 1 i ir li Point Correspondent, Char-!
lot re Obs'-rver. !
A cunpefetit teacher can get $50.-1
til) per month at Turks' Cros Roads
'v applying at once to R;inkit Bur-1
.. -r r W. R. Craven, liutnscur, I
Ii. F. D. I. I
POWER OF CHEERFULNESS?
The tTny One DruKarlat Lighten (be
Ilia of II U Cmtomen.
A palo, weak girl entered a down
town drug store the other day. She
seemed about to collapse. The propri
etor asalsted.lier Into a chair and pre
pared a mild stimulant for her. The
druggist's manner was so sympathetic
that n little later she confided to him
that she suffered with her heart and
feared she had not much longer to live.
"Heart disease?" Inquired the drug
gist genially. "Why, I have heart dis
ease myself; have had it for years.
That's nothing. I dou't worry myself
about It. I don't look like a man with
a load on his miud, do I? You prob
ably think that you are liable to drop
off any time. On the contrary, any
doctor will tell you that the average
person with heart disease generally
lives to a good old age. The very care
that a sufferer from heart disease takes
of himself or herself is calculated to
lengthen the years Indefinitely. You
see, a man with a weak heart naturally
Is careful of himself a bit. He doesn't
commit any excesses, never overdoes
anything, lives In moderation and thus
keeps his vitality unimpaired. That's
all you have to do Just take care of
yourself. What's (he use of worry
ing?" The druggist's cheerfulness was In
fectious, the genial interest of his talk
made depression appear foolish, and
the girl soon began to look more hope
ful and even smiled. After the drug
gist had gayly chatted with her awhile
she rose and walked out of the store
with a linn siep.
This druggist, though he would scorn
the idea if suggested to him. Is a bene
factor to humanity. lie is a believer
In the power of cheerfulness, and the
good that lie docs hi bis peculiar way
Is not easy to estimate.
Not a day passes that he docs not
Impart his message of the cheerful life
to some despairing individual, lie
makes nil others' ailments his own and
points out the usclossness of worry. A
man will come in bent and suffering.
Perhaps he confides to the druggist
that he has kidney disease and fears
his days are numbered. The druggist
immediately infomns him that there is
no cause for alarm: he has had kidney
trouble himself 'for. oh, so many years,
and has no Intention of dropping off.
That druggist, iu the course of n week,
probably will acknowledge that he Is
afflicted with every ailment except
housemaid's knee. He makes every
complainer feel better. He fairly radi
ates pood cheer and optimism. It Is
his belief that half the sufferers In the
world have complaints that bright
spirits will overcome. But even when
they have a real disease It Is his theory
that a little cheerfulness doesn't hurt
and that the malady Is only aggra
vated by constant depression, lie
makes It his mission la life to drive
away depression and turn the thoughts
of people toward brighter things. His
cheerfulness is a tonic that never fails
to act. New York Tress.
Test I-'or r.-ndy Rolled Lobitera.
Should ready boiled lobsters be pur
chased, test them by gently drawing
back the tail, which should rebound
with a spring. If the tail is not curled
up and will not spring back when
straightened the lobster was dead when
boiled and should not be eaten. Choose
the smaller lobsters that are heavy for
their si.e, as the larger ones are apt to
be coarse and tough. Lobsters weigh
ing from one and a half to three pounds
are the best in size. All parts of the
lobster are wholesome and may be
used, except the st niiach, which is a
small hard sack and ciutaius poisonous
matter and li s directly under the head,
and a little vein whiii runs the entire
length of the tail.
A (ih'it Waiter.
There are men whose pride is in the
stoic endurance of acute discomfort.
They insist upon doing unpleasant
thing In order to convince themselves
that they can do them. At Oxford
some years ago there was an eminent
Kugby football player whose passion
was to discover tin? most uncomforta
ble things and then to do them. One
evening a humorist suggested that as
it was January-it would be rather
beastly to sit iu a cold tub all night
long. The footballer at once offered to
wager that hi? could sit till morning
chapel time in his cold tub. And he
did It. Loudon Chronicle.
Kane find J-'lucnr?-,
Wlien Thiers was president of the
Freiirli rc'imlilie, he was about to Issue
some important manifesto anil submit
teJ the draft to a eritieal frioml.
"Yes," salil the critic, "tlio matter is
clearly expresso:!, but I miss the ease
ami flui'iicy of your usual style."
"All." replied Thiers. "1 have not
worked those in yet! The ease will
cost me much labor, mid the fluency I
shall have to drug iu by the hair of Its
"You pay you are n woman hater, Mr.
"Decided ly so," ho replied. "Iu my
youthful days mi woman made a con
founded fool of mo, nud"
"You never pit ovor It. I understand,
Mr. lie Smith." Milwaukee Sentinel.
The New Suburb.
Mrs. Suburbs (with paper) I see that
the site of the K.'inlcn of E len has nt :
last been located. Mr. Suburbs Yeil
When will the Pile of bits t.ii;" place,:
nud what s the fare from the city hall?
Grant me, O l'.it'.c--. rio;:-h of wis
dom to live well. Prosper!!;.' to live
easily irrnnt me nut, ns thou seest
Every saint in tin calendar Is said
to be pnvided with a liornl t '::! !e'i.
The Methodists of High Point
are preparing to build a $50,000
The North Carolina Baptist Con
vention will meet iu Greensboro next
Reports at the Methodist Confer
ence at Mt Airy recently show the
membership of the churches to be
82, 000, and the Sunday school 60,
000. The New London Mercantile
Co's Store, in Rowan county, was
robbed of $400 and a lot of mer
chandise last Thursday. The store
of Ritchie and Maunev, also at
New London, was entered the same
night and a lot of goods removed.
The case against Graham Trotter
and Elmer Brim, two prominent
young men, of Mt. Airy, who were
charged with shooting Miss Ashley,
which they claim was accidental
has been compromised. Miss Ashley
gets $2,500. It is estimated that
including fees and costs the case
will cost the defendants $5,000.
Coal is Felling in Asheville at
$0. SO per ton and only a half-ton
ctin bp purchased at a time on ac
count of the fuel famine.
President Roosevelt and party
returned to Washington, after visit
ing Panama and Porto Rico. Mon
day night. He announces his satis
faction with the conditions and
thorough enjoyment of the trip.
Saturday afternoon James Ed
mundson living near Guilford Col
lege, took a gun out into the yard
to kill a chicken. After accomplish
ing the mission he returned to the
house and as he entered the door
the gun struckrthe facing causing an
explosion. The entire discharge
struck his 17-year-old sister on the
head, practically tearing off the
The North Carolina Methodist
Conference has accepted the offer of
the Western to make annual approp.
riation to the Orphanage at Raleigh'
the assessment is one tenth of'
the pastors' salaries. The orphan
age property is valued at $00,000.
Machinery has been ordered to
double the capacity of the Pomona
Mr. W. P. Brown, superintendent
of the bending mill at Siler City,
was here last night, returning from
Cleveland, Ohio, where he has been
to attend the funeral of his wife,
who has been an invalid for some
time Greensboro Telegram,
There are two new pastors sent to
this county by the M. E. Conference
hold in Mt. Airy. They are Rev.
R. L. Melton, to the Asheboro cir.
cuit, and Rev. J. W. Ingle, to serve
the Uwharrie circuit. We learn
that both of these gentlemen are
cxcelleut preachers and will doubt
less please their respective charges.
WOOD & MORING
We take pleasure in announcing the arrival of our Fall and
ing in every department. Best Styles, Best Quality and Best
We have a full line Silks, Broad Cloths,
Fancy Suitings for street, dinner and evening
gowns In fact we have a full line in many
other goods which we can't call your attention
to at this time.
Lad ies' nisses' and Children's Cloaks
Surely from what the ladies tell us we are headquarters for cloaks this fall. We have
them in the long coats just the style for this winter. You will find them in black, tan, cas
tor and the light fancy colors. Prices run from $4.00 to $15.00.
Did you ever hear clothing talk? If you never did jusi come this way. Will Coffin will
be glad to explain our merits to you. He has been a busy fellow and has sold many suits
already. Suits from $10 to $25 in stock. Black and fancy mixtures, newest patterns and
styles in making.
Rain-coats from $10 to $17.50. Over coats from $1 to $20. Our goods are made by the
noted Griffon People and speak for themselves. ,
Our line of winter underwear is very full and complete.
H - Up - To -
Will Refund Kailroad Fare.
Do your trading in the live, up-to-date,
growing city of Greensboro
where there are dozens of large
stocks from which to make your
selections. Members of the Mer
chants' Association will iefun'1 your
rail-road fare one mile both ways
for every dollar spent with them.
Write to Chas. R. Brockmann, Sec
retary, Greeusboro, N. C, for full
Tuesday an employe at the saw
mill of W. H. Tucker, eleven miles
Southwest of Asheboro, got his
hand caught in a saw, inflicting an
ugly wound. Dr.' Fox dressed the
wound, and reports that unless com
plications set in, the hand, the
bones of which were badly splen
tered, will not have to be amputated.
Three boys who were "hoboing"
from their homes at Kernersville to
Winston-Salem last, week were
caught in a freight wreck near Col
fax. One was killed.
When in High Point stop at the
Leonard Beavans Store Co. High
Points modern ladies store.
BY VI KTt'E of nil onlcrof alo irnintiM lv thn
Suiktioi Court nl .:uii.lol.!i (miiitv on the n ti- j
tion of .1, K. McI'Ihtsoii vi til. aiaiinst Kvlvwlcr j
Holing i t ill, 1 Mmll mII ut the courlliouVe iloor
at K o'clock M. on the SI) ilav of lieceinlier 1WH!
the followiiiK Heal Kst:ite, to-Htl:A tract o'lniui
in Kiehhuici township in said county udininiiiK
tlie lands of Tym lioliinr, IIiiton T ronton, nml '
others; und hmimliil lis follows to-uit- H.'nin. I
liinitiitn !ar. thence Ku.st si chains niM "ft
links to n liuc. thence South cros'ng said brunch
Ma pine and post oak, thence West courses to
the mouth of a .small brunch that Voters Into
said way or branch thence up said branch vnri- I
conies in iw iirHii. n io me head thence
North ton pine and sassafras theme .-till north
Ui die U-KiuuiiiK eontalninn lot) acres more or
TKHMS: Oup-third cash, the rcnuiiniiu," two
thiplsou a e-edi! fif six inonihs. 'the purchaser
Kivini; bond and aiinroved seeuritv therefor, and
the title rest r.-ed Jtill the further order of the
This SHdayof Xorrnilxr 1 Jot.
JOHN T. HRITTA1N',
To Be Given Away.
A Beautiful $2.00
and a Beautiful
AT THE ASHEBORO 5
Every child under 12 yeais of age gets a chance at
this doll for every 50 cent purchase they make here
after December 1st till December 24th, and every man,
woman, boy or girl gets a chance at the toilet set for
every $1.00 purchase they make during the same time.
We are going to offer some bargains that you can't
afford to miss. Prices below will show you some of
jitaivir worth IS nnil iio cent at IO
(duKBimrf Morlli IO renin nl or,
Kliltre lot of TliiM'nre prr plrrc IO
StntloiiHry worth null ij.'t ceil! IO
lny liotikn anil Irdfrra or.
Men's ami Indies' '4", trill hiinr Ill
IS Mini iiO fful plvlurm antl picture finiura IO
We are selling everything at reduced prices. Come
at once before everything is picked over.
We are going to have a nice lot of Christmas goods to
please the children as well as the grown people.
Z. T. BIRD $c SON.
We have them from $1.00 to $10.00 and
$15.00. Come before they are picked over.
You will be surprised at what we can show
you. They are selling and you will need one,
so come at once and make your choice.
Wood (Si Moring.-
Date Clothiers and Furnishers. H
The Ladies' Shop
Everything; in style
and the price and
quality are our best
ments of all kinds,
Cloaks, Skirts, Dress
Goods, Silks, extra
length Gloves and
everything in Ladies
If we sell you once
you are sure to come
again. Mail orders
given prompt atten
tion: We pay ex
press on amounts of
When here call on
(Next to P. 0. Building)
High Point. N. ('.
AND 10 CENT STORE