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VOL XXX11. ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDXy. JULY 11. 1907. No 29.
THE GLORIOUS FOURTH
Eighty millions of people scattered
throughout the United States on the
Fourth, celebrated the one hundred
and thirty-first anniversary of the
Bigniug of the Declaration " of Inde
pendence. Though there were in
cluded in these many millions, men
and women in all walks of life, all
day, and though there were many
who toiled on unceasingly, yet they
felt in some way the spirit of the
day aslit was communicated to them
by others. Whether in the busy
city or in the quiet country places,
this feeling of gratitude for a na
tion's history and heroes, joy in its
independence, proud of its present
greatness and happy over its out
look for the future, is manifest. "
Every city in the country, aud
near y every town and village holds
its celebration annually and they
are always events for which the
public leave business and very
thing else if they are true Ameri
cans to join in the Bport, no mutter
how undignified it may seem to the
dignified and unpatriotic.
The fourth was fittingly celebra
ted in Bandolph county. Iu every
section elaborate preparations had
been made and Old Glory floating
on the breezes from both business
houses and residences told of tbe
spirit of true patriotism which
burned in the hearts of the entire
The Fourth at WorthvlHe.
Independence Day at Worthville
was all that could be desired, as the
day itself was a perfect picnic day,
and the program was carried out
without a single jar to mar the
pleasure of anyone. , , '
A large Reception Committee, un
der the leadership of Messrs. J. E.
Williamson and J. L. Wrenn, met
the speakers, Col. John 8. Cunning
ham, of Roxboro, and Mr. Archi
bald Johnson, of Thomasrille, at
the Bans' leman station and escotted
' them to Riverview Pack. They
were joined on tbe way by the
Franklinville band and the Worth
ille school children bearing flags.
The program was opened by pray
er by Rev. R. L. Melton, fellowed
by a few remarks by Dr. C. C. Hub
bard, who acted as "Master of Cere
monies. Several school children took part
in an interesting and instructive
exercise showing- the flags
which have becu used by our
nation from the discovery by Colum
bus to the adoption of the present
Mr. Johnson was then introduced
and made a twenty minutes, talk in
every way suited to the day. He
was followed by Col. Cunningham
who entertained the audience for
half an hour by a talk which was a
pleasant mixture of patriotism, hu
mor and good fellowship. '
After an intermission for dinner,
the crowds again gathered to witness
the boat races. The first heat was
rowed by M. J. My rick and Eli
Hayes, the second by W. P. Craven
and Yancey Kennedy, and
the third by M. J. Myrick and W.
P. Craven, who were the winners in
the first two. The final heat was
won by 'W. P. Craves. This was
followed by a game of base ball on
the new ball grounds.
The program was interspersed
with music by the band throughout
the day. '
At eight o'clock at night a play
wtB given by several of tbe Worth
ville young people, and wa thor
. oughly enjoyed by a large tff well
behaved audience. While all the
actors did their parts well, we heard
several people speak in high terms
of the goou acting of Missed Myrtle
Johnsou7 'and Jennie Winslow and
Mr. J. A. Withers.
The audience was not so large as
f eeve'al years ago, when ours wai tbe
only celebration held in the county,
but a big crowd was here, neverthe
less, and all were delighted with the
Park, which is an ideal place for
things of this kind. The thanks of
the people of the town are due, and
freely rendered to Mr. J. E. Wil
liamson, wbde good will and gener
osity has led him to provide this
pleasure ground for the empkoyees
f the Worth Manufacturing Co.
Great Day at Randleman.
Probably the most elaborate cele
biation held in tbe county was that
held at Randleman. Certainly the
fourth was never more gloriously
spent by residents and visitors at our
neighbor town. Everybody bad
been filled with the spirit of pat
riotism by the extensive advertising
given the celebration during the
days p receding and it is estimated
that more than 5000 people visited
the town on that day.
One of the features was tbe
spectacular parade composed of
fraternal organizations in full regha,
Brass bands and 1,8 most attractive
floats gotten up by tbe business men
of the town.
Following the parade, which
termini' ed at the spea kers
stand fully 5000 people assembled
to witness the program.
Music 1; the Band.
Prayer by Rev. C M. Camplrel!.
Introduction of Speakers
Address by Prof. ('ban. E. Brewer, Stale
Councilor of Jr. O. U. A. M.
Music by the Band.
INTERMISSION FOIl DINNER.
Music by the Band. '
Presentation of Speaker.
Address by Hon, P. P. Hobgood, Jr.
Singing of America by the Audience led by a
Two games of ball were also fea
tures, which excited much interest.
The day was filled with pleasure
aud all coagratulated our enterpris
ing sister city upon the success.
At Cheeks Mills.
Last Thursday, July 4tb, a pat
riotic celebration was held at Cheeks
Mills in Pleasant Grove township,
at which place was assembled a
goodly number of citizens. Flags,
bunting in tbe national colors were
very much in evidence and the Bpirit
of the day beamed on every face.
Music Wt 8 furnished by a string
band and light refreshments were
served. Solicitor Wm. C. Hammer
delivered the address. The day was
enjoyed by all.
A large crowd was concentrated
at Ramseur to participate ia the
exercises under the auspices of the
Masonic fraternity. Probably the
argest crowd ever assembled at
Ramseur greeted Hon. W. W.
Kitchen, who was the orator of the
He was met at the station by a
procession I fully a quarter mile
long, headed by the Ramseur Con
cert Band and followed by the Ma
sous, Knights of Pythias," Improved
Order of Red Men, Odd Fellows and
the Coming Men of America. The
procession formed at the graded
school building and matched to the
station and back to the school
grounds where Mr. Kitchen held his
audience spell bound for about an
hour an a hlf on the . subject of
Masonry. Mr. Kitchen is a delight
ful speaker. His speech was enjoy
ed by all, especially by the Masons,
who were out in large .numbers.
Prof. J. M. Way, of Asheboro. was
master of ceremonies.
930 A. M. Music by the Band at
10:00 A. M. Formation of Pro
cession. Carriages, Band, Masons, Knights,
Jtea Men, uia tfellows, U. M. A.
10:30 A. M. Procession to Depot
Music by Band.
Prayer by Rev. C. A. Wood.
Song My Countrv.
Address By Hon. W. W. Kitchen.
1:30 P. M. Address By Mrs. Math
ews. Music Bv Band.
Talks by C. C. Stuart, Col. W. P.
Wood and Rev. J. W. Patton.
8:00 P. M. Play at the Academy
by Members Mt. Vernon Chapter
A Collection for the orphanB
amounting to $36,39 was. taken.
The refreshment stand was run
for the benefit of the orphanage.
HAIL STORM IN SURRY.
Corn Seriously Damaged by Storm at
Elkln Last Week.
A severe storm of wind, rain and
hail visited this section Tuesday
evening. Four or five miles north
of here the hail ' was very severe,
many farmers having lost their en
tire corn crop, so they think. Much
timber was blown down, and wheat
stacks were overturned and scattered
over the fields.
Notable Marriage at Blaeoe Misa Ullle
Hurley to Mr. Gearge G. Page ,
Last Friday, at the (home of Mr.
and Mrs. W. TJ Hurley, at Biscoe,
their daughter, Miss Lillie Dudley
Hurley became the bride of Mr.
George G. Page, also of Biscoe. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. D.
M. Caveness, of tbe Methodist Epis
copal Church, South, in the presence
of a few friends.
The bri e was beautifully gowned
in white liberty silk, sleeves of lace
and bodice of "bertha effect, and car
ried a magnificent bouquet of brides
roses. The maid of honor, Miss
May Shamburger was lovely v a
costume of diaphanous brown point
d'esprit with a large bouquet of
Mareschal Neil roses. Minn Jane
CoggiD was attired in a silk mull,
applique and roses, and carried a
bouquet of white carnations.
The gentlemen attendants were
Messrs. E. L. Auman, of Asbelioro,
and Herbert C. Sink, of Lexington.
Mr. Page is a sou of Mrs. Mattie
Page, and has for beve'al years been
in the employ of the Asheboro &
Aberdeen Railway Compauy.
Mr. and Mrs. Page are well and
popularly known throughout tbis
section of tbe State.
Red Men Install Officers at Raraxeur A
Minnehaha Tribe, No. 64, Im
proved Order of Red Men, have
elected and installed the following
P. P. Turner.'Sachem; J. M. Me
Alister, Senior Sagamore; M.E.John
son Junior Sagamore J. I. Lam
bert, Prophet; Chas. B. Smith Chief
of Records: V. C. Msrley, Kerper of
Wampum; First Sanap, C. B.
Brown; Second Sanap, H. B. Moore;
Gaaid of Wigwam, S. E. Brady,
Guard of Forest, E. C. Turner: Is;
Warrir, J. C. Whitehead: 2d V'
rior, W. H. Marie;; 3d Warrior, H.
T. Deaton; 4th Warrior, M. L. Bra
dy; 1st Brave, J.v-W, , Moon; 2d
Brave, J. W. Brown; 3d Brave, G.
C Cox; 4th Brave, J. L Phillips.
This is one of the strongest Tribes
in thi section, and it is in a thriving
BIG DAY AT TRINITY.
Educational Rally and Annual Picnic
at Old Trinity.
An Educational Rally and Annu
al Picnic will be held at Old Trinity
July 26th. An attractive program
is being arranged including good
speaking, music, and dinner on the
grounds. Everybody, both old and
young, will be cordially welcomed,
and ample amusement provided for
Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Steed, of Ramseur'
N. C, Entertain.
O-e of the season's most enjoya
ble occasions was witnessed last
Wednesday night when more than
25 invited guests gathered at the
home of Mayor E. J. Steed to en
joy a party given in honor of bis
niece, Miss Laura White, of Ashe
boro. During the evening games wsre
played out on the beau tif ally light
ed lawn, which were much enjoyed
At 10 o'clock the guests were in
vited to the dining room where de
lightful refreshments were served
consisting of cream, cake and frnits.
. At 1 o'clock the guests departed.
The Biggest Hog 1 1 the World.
Mr. E. B. Cozart,,of Granville
count v, this State, is at the James,
town Exposition showing the largest
hog in thfi world. He-is at Pine
Beach, Va., und his pig, which is
just two years old, weighs 1,460
pounds. North Carolina is always
to the front. She was first at Beth
el, farthest at Gettysburg and last
at Appamattox, and it looks as if
she had furnished to Jamestown the
Formerly Lived in Randolph.
Mrs. Annie Cooper died Saturday
at the home of her son, Sol. Yates,
at High Point, aged 75 years. Mrs.
Cooper was a nitive of Davidson
county, but had lived fcr many
years in Randolph county. In ad.
dition to tfie sou with whom tbe
aged sufferer had for four years
made her home, one daughter also
TRINITY HIGH SCHOOL.
Strong Faculty Selected For Next
TermHigh School In Fact.
Methodists all over the State, es
pecially thosa of Randolph County,
as well as the citizens generally
will be interested in the lecent an.
nonncement of the facalty of Trini
ty High School, known as Old
Trinity in this county. Probably
the strongest faculty in the history
of the school will teach during the
Rev. B. F. Hargett retains tha
position as Head Master, and has
been given an assistant in his minis
terial work in the person of Rev.
J. C. Hammer, a graduate of Wof
ford College, at Spartanburg, S. C.
II f will also assist in the clas
Tbe other ivembers of the faculty
re W. (. Jerome, A. B.j of Trinity
College, profess r in mathematics,
history and science; N. C. Euglish,
A. M., Tiinity College, professor in
book-keeping and commercial law;
Mies Clara V. Smoot, Greensboro
Female College, instructor iu Eng
lish and German; Miss Susannah G.
Miciii-!. A. B, Trinity College, in
structor in Latin and Fiench; Miss
Stella Nox Norris. G. F. College,
music aud French; Mrs. Kate Nor
mant, G. F. College, Priori) al of
The Executive Committee, com
posed of members of the board of
trustees of Trinity Col ege, Durham,
are determined to make this one of
the best preparatory schools in the
Arrangements are beiug made to
accommodate two hundred students
Mr. Harris, of Aberdeen, Crushed to
Heath by Car Near Kittrell, on the
Mrs. C. E. Harris, of Aberdeed,
was killed ia a wreck on the Sea
boajd Air Line near Kittrell Sunday
S'jfi with her husband and little
daughter wire in in the rear Pull
man. Passengers on the car report
that they heard a sort of popping
noise under the car and instantly
the rear trucks left the rails and
the car turned ovei . Mrs. Harris
was thrown out of an open window.
She htd grasped the hand of her
little girl when the shock came.
Conductor Cain and the train crew
and passengers smashed windows in
order to get some of the passengers
out. Mrs. Harris' head and body
were mangled in a horrible' manner.
There were no other fatalities and
the other passengers escaped with
RANDLEMAN GRADED SCHOOL.
New Superintendent ElectedPost Of
fice Moved Power Plant.
Prof. Smithdeal, formerly a teach
er in the graded school at Spencer
has been elected superintendent of
the Randleman graded school. This
action was taken Friday at a meeting
of the Graded School Board.
Prof. Smithdeal goes to his new
work with highest endorsements.
The post office has been .moved
into its elegant new quarters in
Main street and is a credit to the
The Randleman Electric Railway
and Light I'ompaiiy has been grant
ed a franchise and will begin at
once tbe erection of a power plant
Jo furnish lights for the city.
Knights Elect Officers.
Mondav night the Asheboro Lod.e
No. 45, K. ot P., held the semi-annual
election of officers 'which ie
s ilted'as follows:
O. C Dr. D. K. Lockhart; V. C,
C. C. Cranford; Prelate, E. L. An
man; M. of Ex., W. J. Armfield Jr.;
I. G., W. B. Webster; O. G., J. M.
The lodge ha been mee ing every
Monday night, but at the last meet
ing it was decided to hold only one
meeting a month during August,
September and October. The meet
ings will be held on the second Mon
lawn Party at Star.
Misses Ethel and Lillian Biggs
delightfully entertained a Lost of
their Star friends at a lawn party at
their home last Thursday night,
July 4th. Messrs Trogdon, Slack,
and Joues, of Biscoe, were also in
a tendeuce. Tha evening was most
pleasantly spent in playing games
after which ice cream and cake
FOR RANDOLPH COUNTY.
The Board of Education of Ran
dolph County met in regular ses
sion in the office of the County Su-
fenntendent Monday of last week,
t was busy session continning Tues
day for several hours. Among
other matters demanding the at
tention of the board was the elec
tion of the County Superintendent
and appointment of School Com
mitteemen. The Biard unanimously re-elected
Prof. J. M. Way as superintendent
and appointed the following com
mitteemen: WHITE RACK BV DISTRICTS.
Trinity, District No. 1. Capt. J, Parkin,
It. W. Raddick, John W. Hill.
Archdale, District No. 2. S. H. Spoon,
L 0. Andrews, Lee Aldredge.
' nraway, District No 3. J. D. Bulla, C.
W Redding, J. Ed Millikan.
Millers, District No. 4. B. C. Floyd, T.
N. Jones, D. M. Wellwrnc.
Hopewell, District No. 5. T. J. Finch,
B. L. Owen, M. F. Underwood.
Prospect, District No. 0. R. E. Menden
liull, J V. Mendenhall, C. W. Wilson.
NEW MARKET TOWNSHIP.
Glenola, District No 1. It. L. White, A.
B. Coltrane, Leaiuler Davis.
Cedur Square, District No. 2. R. S
Davis, R. B. Spencer, J. It. Coltrane.'
Marlboro, District No. 3. W. S. Beeson,
N. E. Davis, It W. vVall, C. M. Spencer.
T. J. Coltrain.
J'iney Grove. Disti iot No. 4. John F.
Beeson, N Johnson, X L Adams.
lvel Cross, District No. 5. R. L. Cau
sey, G. E. Stanton, W. L Adams.
Providence District, No. 1. S VV. White
E. U. Cox.
Red Cross, District No. 2. Tat Fields,
Jos. Fields, Calvin Bowman.
Julian's Grove, District No 3. M. Ward,
Parris Trogdon. W. A Wood.
Lineherry, District 4. Samuel Dunn, A.
W Nixon, Jas. Jones.
Three r'orks. District No. 5. W. W.
Hockett, R L. Gray, H. C. Gregson.
KAN 1)1. EUAN TOWNSHlr.
Woithville, District No. 2. Dr. C.
Hubbard, J. L. Wrenn, fi. C. Williamson.
NewSalam, District No. 3. L M. Cau
dle, T. M. Kirk man, B. F. Frazier.
Liberty, District No. 1. H C Causey,
J. Rom Smith, J. F. Piokett
Black's, District No. 2 R. O. Palmer,
Wm. Brothers, J. W. Scotten
Paye.ix, District No. 3. W S Staley, F G
Garner, Johu Kivett
Julian. District No. 4. , O 'H Hardin, T G
Coliie, Third man to come from Guil
foiv. Meliincthon, District No. 5 Roddie
Ssvaim, P P Jones, Rev D J Settlemeyer.
Cedar Grove, District No. 0 Thos Mc
Masters, W M Wright.
Hickory Grove, District No. 2. J T
Scott, Preston Craven, W O Craven
Pine Hill, District No. 3. J W 8mith, W
A Brower, W N Edwards.
Kildee, District No. 4. R W York, E C
Burgess, Sam Wrightsell.
Marley'g, District No 5. H C Chisholm,
GTMarley S A Allred.
StaW, District No. 6. C B Turner, C P
Fox, J F Teague.
8hady Grove, District No 7 G R Wil
liams, T F Kivett. F L Williams.
Patterson's Grove, District No 8 W H
Coble, J M Patterson, J A Ellison.
Hardin's, District No 9 John M Cox, O R
Ward, J T Wrightsell
Central Falls, District No I E L York,
Eli Luck, C L Hutcheson
Mihboro, District No 2 R W Pugh, J A
Redding, I A Julian.
Gray's Chapel, District No 4 M F Pugh,
J W Pugh.
Cedar Falls, District No 5 A J Brown,
Johu Trogdon, Dr A H Redding.
Brower's, District No 2 S E Lowdermilk,
A O Vox, A Smith
Long Branch, District No 3 'A A Lpw
allen, Henry Allred, Everett Davidson.
Gold Hill. District No 4 Wm Burn, II
A Underwood, I F Prilohard.
BACK CREEK TOWNSHlr.
Belvidere, District No 1 W D Nam e, .1
M Walker, R W Kearns.
Mt View, District No 2 S H Walker, S
W Kearns, L J Sheffield.
Flint Hill, District No 3 J F Laughlin, 1
T Farlow, W H Redding.
Plainfield, District No 4 D W Bulla, A A
Itobbins, H S Hankins
Lena's Grove, District No 5 David Mc
Cain, W R Tool, B F Bulla.
Spero, District No 6 W B Uinshaw, F 1
Bulla, L S Harrellson.
Charlotte, District No 7 H H Douga.i, J
H Redding, E B Henley.
Pleasant Hill, District No 1 A R Kearns,
Harris Miller, Dr C H Phillips.
Pearce .District No 2 LA Finch, P H
Snider, E L Harris.
Gibson, District No 3 II H Delk, W M
Cashatt, Milton Kindly.
Taw College, District No 4 S M Barnes,
Geo Pearce, R E Snider.
Shepherd. District No 5 R F Harris, A S
Rush, I, C Parrish.
Mt Pleasant, District No 6 Stephen
Hughes, J L Hriles, W H Lawrence.
Poplar Ridge, District No 7 J R Sumner,
A C Lottm, Samuel Wall.
Uwhan ie District No 8 F T Finch, W
h Iliayer, Ihos Hoover
Kedberry, District No 1 J C Ridge. N A
Yates, Walter Harris.
Ixiciist Grove, District. No 3 H K Rush. '
B F Snider, A M Kearns
Pinev Grove, District No 4 J F Camer
on, J B Delk, M N Morgan.
Salem, District No 5 M C Kearns, H L
Kearns, Frank Shaw.
Fairmont, District No 6 Hugh Miller, C
L Lewis. A H Kearns.
Farmer District No 7 J H Kearns. J O
Kearns, H C Nance.
("Kit 111 ciltOVE TOWNSHIP.
Rocky Ridge, District No 1 C Cagle, W
D Dawson, John Hancock.
Science, District No 2 J'rck Lnssiter, W
E leargnn, John T Lowe.
Back creek. No 3 JM Vuncannon, Geo.
H Hussey, W T Barnes.
Hopewell, District No ! L T Branson, C
T Luck, Johnson.
Fair Grove, District No 1 CO Ineold J
C Craven, Jl C Cox.
Union Grove. District. No 2 S S Cox, J H
Smith, E L Brown.
Hocky Mount, District No 3 J M King
H D Smith, S G Spoon.
I'ethel, District No 4 H M Humble, D L
Smith, A H Pugh.
Center, District No E W Brown. E CT
Bird, A S Uinshaw.
Shiloh, District No 2 JI Lambert, J C
vi'X, 1 S Graves.
Jones. District No 3 H F Brown, E W
Molfitt. T A Craven.
Coleridge, District No 4 J M Caveness,
W F Bray, Chas Craven.
Maple Springs, District No 5 W H Yow.
J H Cheek, G W Cole.
Lambert's, District No 6 HM Gee, J E:
ParkB Cross Roads, District No 7 W T
Foushee, W S Gardner, W O Cox.
PLEASANT ORnVE TOWNSHIP.
rieasant Grove, District No 1 A W
Leonard, W H Brown, E A Brady.
Phillip's, District No 2 J F Purvis J F
Phillips, J T Deaton.
Trogdon's, District No 1 W H Wrenn,
W D Moffitt, G W Owen.
Mt Olivet, Dwttict So 2 CM Tyor. L O
Sugg, G W Teague. '
Antioch. District No 3 J if nt P U
Brower s District No 4 J W T.rower.
Rock Springs District No 1 M J Prea
nell, J M Vuncannon, E Graves.
Blaylock, District o2 A Boroughs, J
W Rlcliardson, Wm H Russell.
Why Not, District No 3 J A Auman, T
W La rence, J A Monroe.
Cross Roads, District No 4 J C Low
dermilk, Jas M Yow, J R Ridge.
New Center, District No 5 Wm Chrisco,
I F Craven, Caswell Hancock.
Oak Glade, District No 6 E F Canle
D W McCam, Henry Bean.
Welch, District No 1 J M Luther. C K
Lucas, C W Shaw.
High Pine District No 2 EM Cagle, A
R Oallicott, Jas D Cullicott.
UNION TOWNSHIP .
Dunn's Cross Roads, District No. 3. J S
Richardson, Pearson Auman, LKing.
Mountain, District No. 4. S N Allen, M
C Tucker, J R Richardson.
Pisgah, District No. 5. S A Cox, C O
Bean, Geo Lucas.
NEW HOPE TOWNSHIP.
Union, District No. 1. J T Thorabnrg, J
A Hix, Samuel L Lambeth.
Eleazer, District No. 2. J W Luther. Wm
Oak Grove, District No. 3. W F Hix, T
L Miller, S T Loliin
Bombay, District No. 4. MB Cranford,
T W Ingram, L C Elliott.
Gravel Hill, District No 5. H C Riloy, I
M Cornel ison N R Morris.
New Hope, District No 6. O C Shaw, h
M Cranford, J M Chandler.
Bell's Grove, District No 7
District No 1 Mag Alford, S C Gray,.
District. No 2 John Miller, Horace Gray
NEW MARKET TOWNSHIP.
District No 1 Will Coltrain, W N Col
train. District NoJ2 R M Cunningham. Dennis.
Coble, I) W Walden.
PROVIDENCE TOWNSHIP. ' .
District No 1 I jwia Curtis, W M Hooker,
District Xo 1 Soah Carter, Sid Tate,
District No 1 W A Fox, Wesley Kime.
District No I.
District No 2 A B Brown, I P Marley,
KRANh INVII.I.E TOWNSHIP.
District No 1 Henry Allred, D Allred
BACE CREEI .TOWNSHIP.
District No I Milton Bulle, John G raves M