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ASHEBORO, N. C, FEBRUARY 5, 1914
Gt&cm Mills mt Albtmmrle.
The cotton mills at Albemarle
have made the usual good showing
Ik declaring their semi-annual divi
dends. These cotton mills have con
tributed largely to Albemarle's
gorvth, and It has been proven that
money Invested in stocks in these
mills Is absolutely safe. The Albe
marie people are calling for a cot'
ton manufacturing system of profit
fcharing for the benefit of their op
salfebury Merchant' Association
The Salisbury Merchants' Assoc!
a Won at a meeting on last Thursday
ntght elected S. W. Harry president
F, B. Miller secretary, and William
.lamed secretary. The association
condemned the Virginia cities for
their alleged undue activity in fight
log reduced freight rates in North
fieveu Pardoned by tjoveraor.
Seven pardons were granted Fri
day by Governor Craig, one on
account of newly discovered evi
dence; and the other six being to
cenvicts who have served long
terms and are now disabled. Thee
were pardoned upon recommendatlo
of the prison authorities who report
te the Governor that the prisoners
can not again be more than a care
aad burden to theState as they are
iacapable of future serious infrac
tions of the law.
salary System Haved County $:$.)))
la One Office.
Register of Deeds W. H. Rankin
of iGuilford county, ruefully de
clares that he has saved the coun
ty f 3..077 by drawing a salary from
it during the past twelve months
instead of receiving fees as under
the old system. If the scale system,
abolished some six or seven years
ago. had been In force during the
. fiscal year ending December 1 the
Register would have received that
aaount more than he actually did
reetve under the salary system. Tit
new order has effected a saving er-
erf year since ic has been In force
bat the sain this year surpassed
aM previous records because the
hairiness done in the Register's of
fice exceeded that of all previous
I'salte-f (Ash For State's IIovn and
fHreotor R. Hudson of the
Waited States Farm Demons! ration
Work, has about perfected arrange
ments for the inauguration of i
movement tin this State for the for
nation of poultry clubs among the
t oys and girls much along the same
liue as the corn and tomato clubi
Such organizations are already a
t.ured in Buncombe. Henderson, Cat-
awta. Iredell and Anson counties
JVlUIiIilANT IIKBRBW WRIMHNG
AT H1GK FOIST T
Aaoieat 1 Sites and Hebrew Vutt
inn lletag Observed.
In the Junior Order Hall at High
Point, a unique wedding was sol
emnised last Tuesday night at 8
o clock, when Mta? Wager of Kau
ri teman became the bride of Mr. A.
Kaplan of Danville.
jfoelfe Will Remain on Isthmus
Col. George W. Goethals has em
phatically reiterated his decision
that he could not accept the post of
New York Commissioner of police
until after the completion and the
mceessful operation of the Panama
Canal. It la said this -will keep him
on the Isthmus another 18 months.
It Is generally believed that agi
tation In New York to take Colonel
Goethals from the Isthmus must
hasten action at Washington looking
to the establishmment of permanent
government In the Canal Zone. The
slooel himself, makes no secret of
tTie fact that the delay Is causing
. him embarrassment because it pre
vents his making an effort to keep
men oa the Isthmus whom he would
like to sea la the permanent oper
ating organisation. Nor does Colo
nel Ooethals make a secret of his
desire to' leave the Isthmus after
his work Is completed. He has told
f Heads that the burden is growing
heavy and that he has felt the
waighft of criticism.
North Carolina's appropriation un
der the agricultural extension bill
wiu be fiS.OOO. This Is In addi
tion to the amount the government
Is sow appropriating for demonstra
Johnston Oounty Negro Lynched.
'.alelgh. Jan. 27.---Speeding 18
m4' across country in automobiles
this rnoon under urgent orders
from t rnor Craig to avert a
threatened 'ynching. Assistant Ad
jutant 'General Gordon Smith and
Captain W. F. Moody,, commanding
a squad of forty men of Company
K, Third Regiment North Carolina
Guard, reached their destination just
heyond Wendell across the county
line in Johnston county, only to
find the body of the negro they
were attempting to save riddled
with bullets and his head literally
beaten into a pulp. A mob of in
furiated citizens had taken his life
for his confessed crime of murder
ing Mrs. William Lynch on Saturday
evening. The victim of the lynching
was JLm Wilson, who was arrested
as a suspect at Warsaw last night
later confessed the crime and claim
ed that there were four or five ac
complices, whose names he gart.
Wilson had been brought to Sel
ma early this morning. It was about
11 o'clock when Moses Winston of
Selma acting for Sheriff Grimes call
ed up (Governor Craig over long
distance telephone and told him
that a mob had entered Selma and
was threatening to deal summary
justice to the negro. He thought,
however, that they were inclined to
not lynch Wilson because of his
attitude as State's witness against
ether negroes accused. He told the
Governor that a mob had already
surrounded the town lock-up where
the negro was confined, and would
not let even the sheriff take the
prisoner out; that they insisted that
they would only consent for him to
be taken to the scene of the crime
where he would be made to face
any of the other negroes he ac
cused and there have a complete in
vestigation. If this was done. Mr.
Winston told the Governor, he had
the word of thege People that the
negro should not be harmed, but
that they would protect him against
attack from any other source. In
the mWst of this conversation wjth
the Governor, Mr. Winston asked
the Governor to wait a minute, as
the mob was then breaking open
the lock-up to get the negro. He
returned quickly to ay tbat they
had him but wero pledged to allow
the sheriff to convey him to the
scene of the murder for Ihe inves
tigation. The negro was taken In an au
tomobile and started for the scene
of the murder and the mob having
given their word to protect the ne
gro on condition that no troops
be txmt. As soon as it was learn
ed that troops were being rushed to
the scene, they proceeded to kill
the nogro at once.
Browsers' ("Iiapcl Sunday School.
Browers' Chapel Sunday School
reorganizing for the year 1914
elected the following officer ;
Miss Effie Brown, superintendent
Mr. Gurnie Ferree, assistant su
perintendent. Miss Fleta Brown, organist.
Mrs, Maud Brown, assistant or
Miss Kate Winingnam. secretary
Mr. J. B. Henley. Btble class
Mr. Daniel Henley, young ladies
Mr. Mebane C. Henley, young
MIse Lizzie Henley primary
At 10 o'clock on last Sunday,
February 1, the home of Mr. and
Mr, w. S. Gardner was the scene
of a quiet but beautiful wedding
when they gave their daughter
Mattie Evelyn, in marriage to Mr.
W. F. Beane of Seagrove.
After the guests had assembled in
the parlor, which was beautifully
decorated with evergreens, next to
enter was Mr. J. Monroe Gardner
with Miss Mattie Beck, Mr. Ben
jamin H. Gardner with Miss- Rosa
Owen, Mr. Eaton Cagle with MIbs
Do tike Hayes, then came the bride
and groom. Mr. k F. Gatlin, Esq..
performed the ceremony.
Immediately after the ceremony
the guests were ushered into the
dining . room where a sumptuous
dinner was served.
Immediately after disnr Mr.
and Mrs. Beane left for the homo of
the groom's father where they will
spend a few days after which their
future home will be at Norman.
Their many friends wish for
them a long and happy life. i
The next North Carolina Teach
era Association will meet hi Charlotte.
Tobacco Plants Afflicted With Mo
saic Disease Should be Removed
From the Field. j
Washington. D. C, January 31-
A serious disease to tobacco plants,
which often greatly damages the
crop, has been carefully studied by
scientists of the Department of Ag
riculture. The Department has just
issued an extensive report describ
ing the nature and symptoms of
the disease and such methods of
control as have been found effect
ive. Careful experiment has shown
that certain insects spread this
disease, and in greenhouses, plants
screened with fine cloth and fumi
gated with a nicotin paper were
kept free from it. In the field
the only method of control at pres
ent available seems to he prompt
removal of all plants infected with
Laborers in the operations of
worming, suckering. and topping to
bacco plants may readily communi
cate infection from diseased plants
to healthy plants, for if healthy
plant are brought in contact with
the Hup of diseased plants the mal
ady is apt to develop. This is in
addition to the spread of the disease
by insects, and as the infection is
so readily carried it is obvious that
afflicted plants are always infection
centers so long as they remain in
The methods of fumigation tried
in tht! greenhouse experiments prov
ed so successful that the question
of tlu;ir application to the seed-bed
is now under consideration by the
Department. The keeping of the
"mosaic' infecticn from the seed
bed seems a most important means
of controling its introduction and
spread in the field. In so far as
outbreaks of the disease may occur
directly in the field the matter of
successful control probably will be
found to be exceedingly difficult.
Tliis is a matter still being investi
gated by the Department's scientist
The development of the mosaic
disease, commonly spoken of as
"Calico." in tobacco plants produces
very noticaable changes in their ap
pearance. The blossoms of the plai t
are often distorted; the leaves may
be distorted, dwarfed and blistered
and are always more or less mot
tled; frequently the entire plant Is
dwarfed. In very young plants at
the two leaved or three leaver'
stage, and in much largc-r plants
in tho rosette (age, the first visi
ble symptom cf the disease usually
appears as a slight downward curl
ing and dhtorticn of the smallest,
The disease is known locally In
many sections by many differnet
names. In the tobacco sections of
Kentucky and Tennessee "Walloon"
is often used. The disease has al
so ben termed "Chlorosis", "mot
tled-top', "calico", etc.
The new bulletin regarding this
disease can be had free on applica
tion to the Department of Agricul
ture at Washington, D. C. The bul
letin is No. 40, of the Department
eerie and Is entitled "The Mosaic
Disease of Tobacco".
University Law Class.
Chapel Hill. Feb. 2. The law
class of the University of North Car
olina fiends a representation of 26
students to Raleigh today to take
the spring examination of the Su
premo Court for licenses to practice
law. The delegation Is. by eight
larger han the class sent last year.
Two members of the present law
class are women, who are taking the
full law course. They are Misses
Mattie Ham of Charlotte, and Miss
Margaret Berry of Chapel Hill.
Play at Farmer. -
Prof. G. L. Reynolds, principal of
Denton high school, and a company
pupils from that school will give at
Farmer, on the night of February
13, a drama in five acts, entitled,
"Arthur Eustace, or a Mother's
Admission 25 cents for adults;
for children under 15, 15 cents.
The proceeds of the play will be
divided equally between the Denton
and Farmer school.
High Point Hebrewp to Erect Syn-
The Hebrews at High Point to
the number of about forty are so
much interested that they are look-
tag for a site on which to build a
synagog at an early date.
fkottlsa Rite Masons In Greensboro
The Scottish Rite Masons of
North Carolina are In session at
Greensboro this week. More than
sixty candidates will receive degrees
Mr. W. A. Rrown of Chicago. Inter
national b'uiday School Worker i
The Sunday School workers " of
Randolph county were particularly
fortunate on Tuesday In hearing Dr.
W. A. Brown, one of the general
secretaries of the International Sun
day School Association, address
them at 1;30 p. m. Mr. Brown
spoke in the 10th grade room to the
oflicers and teachers In the county.
There were seventeen townships rep
resented in this meeting. Thirty-
four teachers were present, six su
perintendents and four pastors. Mr.
Brown spoke particularly of graded
school work and of training teach
ers . He said that a great mistake
was made jn not planning for the
children in the churches. That even
the seats in the churches were built
for grown people. He urged that
the character of church service be
changed. He divided the life of a
person into four stages suggestive o
graded school work. Infancy, child
hood, youth, maturity. On teacher
training the speaker said that every
place should have a teacher train
ing class, that it had been a custom
to assume that in religion people ca
teach without training though in
business every one had to be train
ed. He urged studying for the
work of jusus Christ.
At 2; 30 Mr. Brown made an ad-
dress: in the auditorium on life in
the Philippine Islands. He told in
terestingly of his experience there
as a missionary in a way that every
school child present could under
stand. In BDeakinc of his work
there he recounted different youn
people whose lives had been given
to the Master and urged the young
people present to make pictures of
God in their hearts that could not
be effaced. Mr. Brown is a delight
ful speaker, pleasing in manner and
a splendid worker. Mr. J. W. Long,
secretary of the State Sunday Schoo
Association and Miss Martha Dozler
office secretary, Greensboro, were
wRifi, Mr. Brown. AH were '.eased
vith their vit.it to Asheboro and
they left many good thoughts for
the people to put ir.to practice.
Asheboro was one of the 10 town
in the State that was included In
the itinerary of these noted Sunday
School workers. Among the out of
town people who were present were
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Parks. Prof, and
Mrs. D. M. Wectherly, Mrs. McFay-
den, Miss Ausley, Mn. J. W. era
ven. Mr. and Mrs. Ceo. Russell,
Mr. C. II . Julian, Kamseur; Dr. and
Mrs. C. C. Hubbard, Farmer; Miss
Dora Redding, Caraway; Mrs. NUma
Thornburg, Hills Store; Mr. and Mr
Wm. Wiuslow, Back Creek; Dr. G.
Foster and J. Rom Smith, Liberty I.
F. Craven. M. 13. Johnson, II. B.
Moore, Raiuseur; F. M. Wright,
Moffltt; Dr. and Mrs. Sumner. Mrs
N. N. Newlin. Randleman; Mr. Wes
ley Welborn and Mr. Lanier. Tab
Annie Cranford, daughter of Samuel
Cranford. has been quite ill for sev
eral days with diphtheria, but is
A force of hands under L. M
Kearns and another under S. W.
Kearns began work on the good roa
from Asheboro to Denton last week.
W. . Laatslter with another force
at work at Mechanic
Little Vida Cooper, daughter of
James Cooper of Mechanic, fell in
the fire Sunday and burned one
hand severely. There was a smaller
burn on the other wrist.
Mrs. Adliza Hill, wife of Milton
H. Hill of Caraway Route 2, died
on January 25. and was burled at
New Shepherd church on the 27th.
Mrs. Hill was a good woman and
will be much missed in her commun
Fir. Man Who Kn listed in Union
John Newlove. 74. who was the
first- soldier in Union county,' Ohio,
to enlist during the Civil War, is
dead, Newlove was one of the spec
ial detail from the First Ohio Cav
alary which assisted in the capture
of Jeferson Davis. He received $4
as his share of the reward.
Kemps Mills Items.
Last Friday, January 30. Bethel
and Shiloh crossed bats on the
ball grounds! at MiddleMn Rldgo.
The score was 18 to 2 in favor of
Atlantic College at Wilson may
get a big endowment from the Dis
ciples of Christ, which held their
meeting at Toronto, Canada.
FORTY-ONK LIVKS LOST WHEN
THE SHIP SIONROU
The thick fog that hid the heav
ily running sea. was the cause of
the great disaster when the liner
Nantucket rammed and sank the
steamer Monroe early Friday morn
ing. In the lost list were 19 pass
engers and 22 of the crew, making
a total of 41 lives lost. The Mon
roe was making way from Norfolk
to New York, while the Nantucket,
heavily laden with freight, was
bound southward from Boston to
When the crash came, it was
vithout warning, as the heavy gray
black fog had shut out even the
waves from view. Those aboard the
Monroe were in bed and asleep and
only Captj. Johnson and the watch
on deck were up and about. When
the vessel was struck the shivering
of the vessel awoke the passengers
and all came clambering toward the
deck, hurriedly adjusting life pre
l.-its Over a Million Dollars
The Monroe is the first steamer
lost by the Old Dominion line dur
ing the half century it has been
in operation. The steamer was
valued at approximately $400,000.00
and her cargo as much more, mak
ing the total loss, exclusive of livcj
Randleman Route 3 Items.
Mr. Sam Kearns of Farmer was
In Asheboro Monday.
Mr. George G. Gray of Gleno'.a
was a business visitor in Asheboro
Mr. J. w. Nance of Back Creek
township was in Asheboro Monday.
Mrs. A. M. Rankin and two chil
dren and sister. Miss Florence
blair, of High Point who ave been
visiting Mrs. E. L. Auman on Worth
St.. returned home Monday after
Mr. O. H. Welch of near Liber
ty was a business visitor in Ashe
' Mr.. Jesse- Santner of Raleigh
was the guest of Mr. I. B. Rush
Miss Jessie Wood is ill at home
on Sunset Avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Baggett.
Messrs. w. R. and S. V. Baggett.
and Mr. Fred Bell of Jackson Hi'l
visited Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Wood
The county Commissioners wero
in session in Asheboro Monday.
Mr. K. F. Cox of Ramseur Route
1 was a business visitor in Ashe
Mr. Artemus Fesmire of Ramseur
Routo I was in Asheboro Monday
Mr. John W. Brown of Kemps
Mills was a visitor in Asheboro
Mr. J. C. Lowderniilk of Seagrove
Route 1. and Mr. E. B. Leach of
Erect attended commissioners' court
Mr. J. H. Spencer of Why Not
was a visitor in Asheboro Monday.
Mr. 0 .D. Lawrence of Why Not
was a business in Asheboro Monday.
John Y. Jordan Appointed Chief
John Y. Jordan of Asheville was
appointed last Saturday chief depu
ty by Marshal Charles A. Webb of
the Western District of North Car
olina of the United States Dif-trict
Court. He assumed his duties on
Monday morning. Mr. Jordan has
been active in many movements
looking to the success of the Demo
cratic party and the announcement
of his appointment will not come
as a surprise.
Mr. Webb's office force will be
composed of J. F. Gardner of Ran
dolph county and J. D. Poole, of
Asheville formerly of Wayne
Mt. Vernon News.
There will be a box party at
Caraway on the night of February
14. Everybody cordially invited.
We have a very Interesting Sun
day School at this place, also a
large attendance, there being over
hundred there last Sunday for
Mr. T. J. Osborne of this place
visited friends near Fairfield Sun
Miss Emma Gray of near here
visited her brother near Mebane
hist Sunday evening.
Mrs. II. H. Kennedy of Asheboro
recently visited her mother, Mrs.
A. d Peace, of Progress.
Rev. A. S. Raper filled IiIh regu
lar appointment at this place-last
Sunday O'J; preehpr oxnellent
Mr. Withers Resigns as Gouty
Mr. j. a. Withers-chairman of the
board of commissioners of Randolph
county, tendered his resignation to
take effect at the close of the ses
sion of the board at their regular
monthly meeting the first of this
week. Mr. Withers has lived in
this county for about ten years and
has grown in populra favor as a
citizen and since he has been chair
man of the board of county commis
sioners he has won the good will and
admiration of the public generally
for the admirable manner in which
he has worked for the public good.
Mr. Withers tendered his resigna
tii n and wrote the following letter
addressed to the board of County
"I hereby tender my resignation
a3 a member of the board, same to
take effect at once .
"It Is with much regret that I
have arrived at a decision to leave
the county. My association with
the members of the board and with
the various other county officers has
been most pleasant. There may have
been times when we had differ
ences of opinion but I think that as
a whole our ideas and policies have
been in common. I sincerely trunt
tiiut the good road work, for which
this board is largely responsible,
will be continued until the entire
county is a net work of improved
,1 -lease allow me to call your at
tention to the imperative and imme
diate need of a new jail and new
uud modern buildings at our county
home. Had I remained in the coun
ty it was my intention to have tak
en up this work early in the com
"Assuring you of my lasting re
gard for the members of the board
and wishing you success in all
things, both public and private, 1
am. Most Respectfully Yours,
J. A. WITHERS. :
Randleman Items. ,
. Mr. 'George Hinshaw and family
and Mr. and Mrs. Willie Sumner
have moved to Central Falls.
Mr. wlndfield Farlow who has
accepted a position at Lexington
moved his family there last week.
Mr. George Jarrett moved his
family to Central Falls last Tuesday.
Mr. S. E. Davis and family will
leave Wednesday for Lexington.
Dr. C. E. Wilkerson has purchas
ed a new Ford automobile. The
elector thinks he will have to do
about to keep up with the other
Mr. Jesse Morgan says Its a boy
and a fine one too a 1 pounder.
Mr. C. L. Brookshire has moved
his groceries over the river to the
J. Z. Lineberry store.
Mr. Curtis Rike spent Saturday
night in Asheboro the guest of his
Mr, O. C. Marsh is a hustler. He
has bunt a first class barn and is
r-oing to build a dwelling that will
make Main street look good.
Mr. w. T. Bryant is building a
1 andsome residence on Naomi Main
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Walton and
children of High Point are visiting,
lelatives and friends here.
We understand Mr. J. M. All red
Is to build a nice residence for
Mr. Charlie Dobson on Main Street.
Mr. Allred is a good workman and
the house will be up to date. Lis
ten, Randleman is coming.
The quarterly meeting for St
Paul and Naomi was held Saturday
night, January 31 at the bank with
a very large attendance. The pre
siding elder. Dr. Rows, preached at
St. Paul Sunday at 11. His text
was John 1-14.
The new cloth room at the Deep
River Mills. Inc.. is now about ready
(or the machinery.
Mr. Thomas Wright has moved
his grocery store from the Five
Points at Naomi to the C. L. Brook
shire old stand near Plaidville. ,
. Mrs. .Mat Lineberry has had h&r
house remodeled. She is having the
enterior fixed up with beautiful pa
per purchased of Mr. j. A. Russell
who is doing the work.,
Mr. Joseph Nance visited at Cen
tral Falls and Cedar Falls Sunday. ,
Mrs. A. C. MlUikan is having the
enterior of her house decorated with
paper bought of Mr. J. A. Russell '
The great arch near the depot la
There is something In the air
now. Mr. Clifford Hinshaw 1b go
ing up High (Point Street again.
Mr. Robert Craven's child died
Sunday evening about five o'clock
We sympaihUo vuy muci. with kbit.
In tlx death of hla child.
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