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VOL XXXII. ASHEBORO, N. C, rHUftSDAYT ' SEPTEMBER Vt907! No 16.
Junior Celebration Saturday.
Hon. Locke Craig Orator.
Eighth Annual Convention of
County S. S. Workers.
Fully Two Thousand People in Town to
Witness the Exercises Ball Game in Evening.
Association Meets in M. E. Church This
Morning Report of President.
Saturday was one of the happiest
days in the history of Randolph
county. The occasion was a joint
celebration of the Jr. Ordei United
American Mechanics and a grand
Educational Rally. The cxercists
were held in the auditorium of the
new graded school building which
is one of the handsomest in North
Carolina. Iu the absence of Mayor
H. M. Robins, E. Moffitt, Esq., de
livered the address of welcome m his
usual pleasing manner. Col. W. 1.
Wood acted as chairman and intro
duced the speaker, Honorable Locke
Craiti, from Asheville, "che land of
Mr. Craig, in the beginning of Irs
address said that he felt greatly
honored and considered it a privi
lege to be culled upon to speak to
the Jr.IO. U. A. M. and an audience
t 7 1. 1. a. I..
iium w.... ,
lv honored oxer being the first to
Bpeak in the auditorium of the ne.v
graded school building, which lit
found to be the best in the State, iu
atovn the size of Asheboro. lie
was particulai ly impivtsed with the
signilicance of the red, white and
blue. The members of tli -Jr 0. U.
A. M. wore regalias and the stage
was decorated in the national colors.
Mr. Craig said, "We are living in
the best country and in the best age.
This is the greatest uatieu in tne
world; Rome iu all her splendor and
Greece with all her learning and
Egypt with all her fertile lauds
cou Id not compare to this laud of
ours. There is no doubt but what
the people in Ameiica are more in
telligent than ny other pwple, aud
in the best part of our country.
North Carolina with her different
climates and lands is the beat State
in the Union; her people are the best
people. The Sooth has been poor
since the war, when her people suf
fered and lost, but after more than
40 years the people are getting on
their fct and are awakening to the
realization of the wonderful oppor
tunities. The cotton lands in the
South mean wealth to it. With the
present price of cotton and prospects
tor an increase our people can be
come independent, for the demand
for cottdb goods 's rapi ly increas
ing. Ceuutry people are moviiig to
town and need more clothes. The
population is increasing everywhere
and the lands of the Orient aie
using it more than ever in the place
of silk. In,Cliiua pejple are wearing
cotton goods that are made in the
factories of Randolph county.
N. Carolina is in the center of this
great agricultural country and her
people must liad out her resources
and take advantage of their oppor
tunities. Mr. Craig said that when he was
a boy and was reading Scott's works,
he was sorry he had not lived in
that age, but now he is glad he is
living in this gieat age, the formost
age of the world's history. "The
past is ours; everything has been
done fer us; our forefathers fought,
bled and died for us; the flag was
unfurled for us and the Savior died
an Calvary for us. We stand with
the future ahead and the voices of
past heroes speak out to us and say
"What do I live for? Not to
make a living; any body can do that
this day and time." The little boys
in my section of country earn $1.00
per day carry iug water to hands at
work on the railroad." It should
be the aim of every one not to get
rich but to live iu such away that
others may be helped. "I believe in
building it helps' the country.
Build railroads, cotton mills and all
kinds of factories and palaces if you
fileaae. That is why in Egypt, civi
ization sprang up so japidly. I be
lieve in material progress and in
educational diT lopment. My high
est purpose in life is to do the most
and be the best. Thomas Jefferson
said 'all men are created equal.' All
people have not equal advautages,
bat education gives men the inalien
able opportunity to become equal.
I have seen wonderful transforma
tion in the mountainous part of this
State since moving there. Educa
tion means progress and it simply
means mind rubbing against mind.
We can take for our companions
Shakespeare and Paul and com.
mence with them if we will; al-noec
every person in North Carolina can
have opportunity of books to re id.
This School building is an example
of progress and I '11 guarantee tuat
some of the people with the few
childreu have helped to build it.
Leland Stanford University in tlali
foruia was built by a man ho had
only one jon, as a nnmorial to bun,
after his death. Carnegie .vim haw
made millions t ays its a dis.riu-elo
die rich aud he is estuolismu li
trttiit s all over the conn try.
live in an age of high i J.is .a, 1
As an illustration M: .
brought in, in a most beau til;
I impressive way the "Couuc f
Cm 1st-," how after toiMti-en -urr.
ed fieedoni by miitinir himself iui
auothers place and lieing tiir-nm in
to the sea. lie exclaimed
beheld tne starry heaven-; tun: i
scenes around him, This m U
mine!" Every man, woman mid
child can stand iu this gieat land
and exclaim this ''land is mine" and
we must be wor.hy of the opportuni
ties. Patriotism is the detet initia
tion to make this land a land of
freedom; it is the land where just
laws prevail. It is the duty of every
one to they the great co nniand,
"Love your neigh Dor." Tins is the
great feature of this grand order
which I am addressing. It is man's
duty to make the best of him-eit
and be unselfish. A genius is a. per.
Bon who is taking paius and auother
definition whicft v tiQe
genius is a person who is capable of
tailing m love not only witna
woman bat with one thing and iu
that way one can make a success of,
whatever he undertakes, for in
stances James Watts, while sitting
in the kitchen while his mother whs
cooking, fell in love with the song
of the tea kettle and worked and
worked until he made the great
steam engine which was a rough
affair in the beginning, but had been
modernized until the preseut time.
Benjamin Franklin fell in love wit h
the thuuder and lightning and las
soed it, as it were, and invented
electricity. Mr. Craig ex nor ted tn
boys of the country to fall iu love
with something worthy and do their
best and good will come. The man
w ho is loved is the unselfish mail
the man who loves Something better
than himself. We love and respect
the old soldiers because they were
willing to stand for something. "A
man can show heroism, chivalry and
faith not ouly in war but in peace."
This building shows that there
are people here who are willing to
do. We must make the most of
the situation; care most for being,
loving and doing. Be willing to
make sacrifices and heed Qod's com
mand, "Love our neighbors." Edu
cation meanB growth intellectual
growth. There is something in life
worth living for and we must rind
out our calling and pursue it.
In conclusion Mr. Craig presented
a Bible from the J unior Order of
American Mechanics to the Graded
School, and said that it was the
greatest treasure they could give. It
had stood the test of ages and was
worth more than all of the earth
combined and that it was the corner
stone of faith. Before closing he
announced the unfurling of old
glory, which now floats over the
new graded school building. Mr.
Scrboro, the new superintendent of
the Asheboro Graded School accept
ed the Bible and made a very ap
The exercises were closed with the
singing of "Columbia the Gem of
Nr. Page's Quiz Claw.
B. F. Page is making extensive
preparation at Greensboro for his
quiz class of young men preparing
tor standing examination before the
State Board of Pharmacy. He will
be assisted by J. W. Coppedge, a
practical chemist from the New
York Medical College, and Dr. Dee,
who will also assist in chemistiy
and analysis. lie has fitted up a
laboratory aud lecture rooms over
Gardner's Drug Store,
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to the people o; h' faf. N III Mr
vigorous nil cuid'ul wrut-r adorns
the runks of' j nrnliui than he.
Hi editorials h' winsfpriiipjes jr
Splendid KlUMtll, WHu'ein h'
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lan.Miaf. and they at oopied far.otea'id 'iW n ii j M.it'-. ii id n'n
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GOES TO SOUTH CAKOXISTA.
Ve?'. J. i. Wy lleriimeJ'ii..,-al i
;ci.v. -irSi'iiili 5'ui eiiim Suuif. i
r -li.mi .'k..'H ieu hi.
i'tof. J. M. W. . S..i - i t.-. i. .
of iS;hoid:, of ii.iii.o ,.li v
tiled his resignation Si'urd.A' ii
the Chairman. W. N. Kld -r, eff-cXiv
upon the election of his successor
Prof. Way resigns to accept a more
lucrative position as general becre-
tar for the South Oanlina Find iv '
School AssooiaDiou. fhii poeiun j
which can ies with it a li i ts nn.- i
salarv is a d'-a'-rviinr iciipU-ii.vi't ( .
Mr. WaV. he I'"e.i ttt . iiiih.- j
aiaMt in 'Sunday Sehoil work m i !
county for several yea's, and isd '
the Presidtnt, of Lbe l.u alv A .' i ;
atiOU, which h-lff'-r !Srivfr( n !
the banner Ass HMntiou in ineMui.-. j
Mr. 'A'ay Lec.im.; County Slip - iui -
tendeot of Scno do iu 1902, uii;- r J
Democritic aiminiHtrtiiu); and u'-
S. i hori.usiilU, .V. C.
're-., M . .t ...: -. :.ii rin!(- thut
,-liJIM- ; household !H-e-i'V Ml ill!
families vli-ve in rittnrf h hji-
,inciati-d, and 'he hihm who first
ht) led it "Th- Yju'h's .lanion
11eJ501li.il" --t-ii.,iv d' en vjc,
el V to tile Well klioAII !lKI Lalioil
.t '-o-lo i's e.lkr j .h':m.
i-or the res', .Mr. Jo'm-o-i is a
ir l l.
I Eight of the nine g;..uvi school
have been established. Seventh n
ft.' V "
r'U'-il libi"r!i Vr-p ' ron rst.-iMisbcd.
L lie vu'iia.io i nf ccimol proppny
Ii is len hut -.ied o niotir tiiu.i
f i).oimi, u-l heie Ims nev t been
m. Mi.i'i a f -.11 r inoiirh's leim 111 all
i ie wimi'i.
lie i- io ov f rt-ul i-i tli.-C.nn,.
l wijo nl iei-i t.is depmtiie,
i.-it "Uli i.M inn eoic ii.uvd Slleen-jj.
lie (.,.eei-. io I-g 'i ins ork in
".lii .,i (Ko.or :ih
oq i.i: i. -m - Iv zei . His family
;!1 Q with him.
The Randolph County Sunday in the enmity with an enrollment of
School Convention meets at the 9879, of which number 920 are offi
Methodist Episcopal Church this j cens aud teachers and 8959 are schol
moining, and will continue through art. This is ar increase of 837 over
tomorrow. Among the prominent : last year's enrollment. Before the
Sunday Si-hool workers in attend-1 yer euds we shall have passed the
mice are Hev. J. W. Long, general j ten thousand mark. But still thsre
secretary for the State Association, jure many who do not, attend Sunday
of Concord; Miss Mischanx, secre- School. There weie 8732 children.,
tary of primary ivork, in the State I of school age in I he county lust year. .
Association; Prof. V. S. Blair, mem- Of that number I .do not believe
her of the State Executive Commit-
tee, of Guilford College.
The program 'for the County
Convention appeared in a recent
isfiie of The Courier.
I'KKSI Id-NT's A MiKKST.
Following is a condensed report
of President.). M. Way of the work
for the past year.
Since our last County Sunday
School Convention much progress
has been made in Sunday School
work both iu the county of Ran
dolph and the State of North Caro
lina. For this we should feel pro
foundly grateful, and it should be
sullicieiit cause for renewed determi
nation to 'o forward to niticli great
er Biictis. 1a.:'xj, s.!..g i.io
cc-sf'il work of our County A.ooi
atioti, 1 ive, 1 "iiibtli !-.-, thought us as
organized a. it is jiosail.le for us j
in be, but any person who will make
a careful study of conditions can
easily understand that we are just
beginning to be successful.
At the last State Sunday School
Convention held in Keidsville in
April our county was, for the third
successive year, awarded the State
Sunday School banner. It is grati
fying to know that we lead in some
thing and all the more because we
can stand head in the .grandest work
that can claim our attention. We
are behind on many things and it is
our plain duty not to lose ground,
but to gain it.
Being leaders in active work we
are leaders in responsibility. We
must stand to and encourage the
State Association in the work of or
ganizing other counties and we must
not only support it rinnciallv, but
wir.h our personal work and influ
ence. It has been the pleasure of
your president to get out of the
eounty and help others ami he hoprs
that others will do likewise. People
never became gieat by living unto
themselves, a. d it i.s finally true
that leaders can only remain leaders
while leading. Yon miit push the
work along all lines if you expect
to hold your place and do your duty.
The State Association has elected
a Field Secretary. Iu order to mke
his work euuvscful he must have
your support, and the State Associ
ation must have some of your money.
On August ''Jth, your secretary.
treas'iMT reported to me that she
and received dm in;.' the vear $375
(io. Tins to be dded to the ba auce i
of last oai makes a total of $409.20. ;
The txpenses of the work in the
county have b'e;i $110.38 and $;'10
hag been paid to ttie State worl.
This leaves $40.00 still due ou our
pledge, and we hope to see that paid
before this convention shall have
What have you received iu return
for y( ur mone? Tne State Associ
ation can answer for the part it has
received, ror the $110.38 used in
the county work we have received an
addition of 837 souls to swell our
numbers and make our hearts glad.
If we could make additions to our
schools at the rale of 14 cents each
would we not start to raising money
by the hundreds of dollarti' Bui it
cannot be done that way.
The greatest present need in my
opinion, is a large number of people
who take an interest iu interdeuomi
national Sunday School Work
throughout the entire year. Many
of us have been content to make our
contributions and attend the conven
tions. If everybody hal been satis
fied with that amount of interest
your County Sunday School Associ
ation would not be entitled to the
excellent reputation it now bears
both at home and abroad. Every
body should work and talk for the
Sunday School cause at all times and
under all conditions, never losing an
op ort inity to do something for its
There are now 124 Sunday Schools
naif have been enrolled in the Sun-
day Schi o!s. Is it not possible for
this association to get all the white
children between tin' ages of six and
twenty-one years to at tend Sunday
On May 21at at the call af Dr. C.
C. Hubbard, chairman, the Execu
tive Committee met in the M. P.
church in this city, made out their
program and transacted such busi
ness as the committee thought best
to attend to at that time. This was
the first meeting of the Executive
Committee ever held in the county,
and the attendance and interest of
the members ou that occasion leave
no doubt as to the wisdom of the
wisdom of the last county conven-t-un
m a, p.imk.g it. TI.e.v is one
member from cicli town?hip. This
poiees )! in ui.i r ol he committee
wthin eav j c; t of i;i.y point in the
county, and it makes it easy, when
each does his duty, for the chairman
to keep in close touch with the Sun
day School work in every part of the
Several Baraca and Philathea
classes have been organized. How
ever, the organized class idea is new
to most of our people, and they must
be made to understand it before the
fullest measure of good can be ex
pected from this department. Ml".
W. 1. Myrick, our very efficient sec
retary, has greatly aided in this im
Many Home Departments and
Cradle Rolls have oeeu organized,
and these have done much good.
Miss Martha Redding, secretary of
Home Department work, and Miss
Pearl Leonard, primary secretary,
have haJ charge of the work in these
departments and their reports should
be studied by th" Executive Com
mittee, and such stens taken as are
necessary to place Home Department
i:: every community iu the county
and give the teachers of p-.imary
ciass.8 such training as they need.
Several towuships have paid mor
than their pledges, ai.d when all the
ct'lUctious are in it will be seen that
the county association has raise near
ly $500 for this year. We ought to
raise $000 next vear, $80 the next,
and $1,000 thereafter. Three years
ago you were raising less than $76
a year. Since then yon have in
creased the amount more than $100
a year. Why not be a little more
nerermnieu anil uiaKe tile increase
$ 200 il JT t.il the $1 ,000 mark is
reached.-' An averaee of $10 ner
school would raise $1240 a year.
RKCOM M EXDATIOXS.
The following recommendations
are made with the hope of suggest
ing something that will be of benefit.
1. That a house to house visita
tion be conducted for the entire
canity; that the County Association
at this convention fix the date and
all Sunday Schools ii. the county
use that date.
'i. That this convention fix the
first Sunday in next April as the
date for Rally Day, and urge every
Suuday School to observe Rally Day
on that date.
3. That this convention fix a date
for Decision Day and take steps to
secure a uniform observance of it.
4. That the Executive Committee
endeavor to secure the election of
officrs of the associations iu their
respective towuships who are suffi
ciently interested ia the work m
make reports and answer letters from
the officers of the County Associa
5. That each member of the Ex
ecutive Committee keep ihe Sunday
Schools of his district out of wiuter
quarters; that be receive such aid as
tne association can give him. The
Executive Committee, with the
(Continued on Fourth Page.)