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Asheboro, N. C, February 5, 1914
he New Itoad to FarnKT
The county commissioners held
their regular session here Monday.
Chairman J. A. Withers who was
connected with the Worth Manufac
turing Company at Worthville filed
hia resignation with the board. He
goes to Fayetteville from Worthvillfi
A number of citizens anneared be-lto
fore the board and asked that th3 possibly one or two exceptions,
road to the Davidson county line!Some of the larger townships have
via Farmer and Bombay be allowed
to come to Asheboro over the older'y used wouia oeneiu tne conm
HwimrHo rH.i instaH hrannh in ir I tion of the public highways. Frank-
tf at the Alson Cooper place. At
the November meeting of commis-
etoners it was ordered the road be
built over the new survey gcing in
H Asheboro via Joe Pool's and Sun
set Avenue. After that a surveyor
was sent to estimate, the cost of the
two roads and upon his report it
vae to be finally determined as to
wi., 11 ad should should be finally
tedded upon. A hearing was to be
had at the January meeting, but It
was not considered for on the sec
end day of the session only one
member of the board was present
nd no business was or could be
done. No report of the survey was
ade to the commissioners although
it was directed to be made and was
The commissioners came to the
conclusion, however, that no money
will be paid by the county except
as the road is built. Upon state
ments that the mileage has been
completed the commissioners will
authorize the payment of $250.00 a
Bile as built. It is agreed that the
county is to appropriate only $250
per mile- and that only as each mile
ts completed .
The board of county commission
ers in regular session in their office
In the court house on Monday of
this week and were in session one
day. The following accounts were
aran J. Walker mJs . ...$ 37.80
'J. T. Turner mdse 8.30
antral Falls Factory, mules.
i wagon, etc 369.77
4. M. Lofiln hauling wood ... 8.00
Hendolph Mfg. Co. mdse .... 5.40
SL M. Routh mdsa 10.10
(John F. Jarrell mdse 13.10
' 9. M. AHn mdse 18.00
3. F. Craven building bridge 226.00
fjeando Kennedy tax refunded 1.72
David Thomas part payment
on bridge 12.95
.W. B. Myers lumber for bridge
W. B. K earns lumber for brd. 17.28
dwards and Brought on supplies
(or c. S. C. offics 4.29
R. j. Pearce tax refunded . . 3.61
.Wills Book Store supplies for
Register of Deeds 9.00
Standard drtfg Co. supplies for
Reg.. Tress, and Jail 8.10
Dr. L. M. Fox one month salary
eupt. health 13.50
Alfred Rich coffin for pauper 1.00
"W. T. Foushee ex. to and from
Raleigh acct of convicts .. 13.40
W. C. Hammond ex. to and from
Raleigh acct. convicts ....11.00
!W. C. Hammond Recording jury
: list 6.3
W. C. Hammond express charges
.W. C. Hammond advanced to
Judge for holding November
special term 15.C9
Water and lights 6.61
Register of Deeds for issuing
orders etc 25.07
fUndolph Mfg Co. lumber for
, bridge 26.88
W. Steed jailer for Jan. ..18.98
-ames Lilly janitor for court
house for Jan 13.50
awjbacco on Large Scale. .
Montgomery county is not one to
Wow its horn excessively, but we
re busy doing things. Last season
r. C. C. Bennett made a splendid
pieid of very high grade tobacco at
Jandor. and this year there will be
Ranted throughout the Candor sec
tion including the large Piedmont
farms Just over the Montgomery
ounty line about 300 acres of to
fcacco. Many farmers will put in
f'wo to six acres.each.
The average yield per acre is
kbont $200 and it is easily culti
vated. The Montgomerian.
i The Mecklenburg county commis
atonera are preparing to build a
Wew Jail and they proposed to make
U court room for criminal court a
tovmnartment of the Jail. The pos
sibility of having to try cases .with
it.. xm tall rot on the nerves of
ft Charlotte lawyers and .by
We of 85 to 10 they entered pro
jWt. v Tht thought holding court
fa jail would lower the dignity of
Township Iload FuihIh Should be
As the spring teason of the year
is the time to work to work the
roads to obtain the best results,
it is important that the trustees of
the different townships of the
county see that the roads are work
ed. The taxes collected for this pur
poae are in the county treasurer's
office, and available at any time.
Some of the townships are having
work done and improving the condi
tion of the public roada while oth
ers are not using the money levied
and collected for this purpose, but
allow It to He idle. Nearly every
township in the county, has a balance
credit of road funds
considerable amounts, which if prop-
linville. for instance, has a balance
of $675.28. Trinity 311.88. Cole
ridge 276.73. Back Creek 303.20,
New Market 344.30, Union 220.23
Kandleman 334.91. , Brower 190.11
Richland 171.74 and others rang
ing in amounts or $U0.00 to 15.00
in most of the townships. The
above statement does not include th
1913 taxes which will before a great
while be apportioned and divided
among the various townships ac
cording to amounts paid by each.
It is certainly to be hoped that
the road officers of the county and
all people who are interested in
the subject of Improved roads will
take sufficient interest in the mat
ter to see that the funds at their
command for that purpose are used.
GO TO RALEIGH, FEB. 13-15
Great Meeting for rebuilding of
North Carolina Will Attract Hun
dreds of Earnest Citizens.
"I doubt whether any meeting ha
been held in North Carolina with
such a comprehensive and construc
tive program for the general up
building of our State and its peo
ple. Every patriotic North Caro
linian, and especially every earnest
church member, ought to try to at
So says Governor Locke Craig of
the meeting of the North Carolina
Conference for Social Service to bt
held in Raleigh February 13-15.
The title chosen by President
Clarence Poe for his address. "The
North Carolina of To-morrow A
Message to Commonwealth Builders'
indicates sharply the spirit and
alma of the entire meeting. The
program then takes up our rural an
mountain problems; public health,
education and morale; and Indus
trial and urban problems. The
speakers include, among the State's
agricultural leaders, B. L. Daught
ridge, J. 56. Green and W. J. Shu
ford; in education wuch names as
E. K. Graham, j. Y, Joyner and
W. S. Crosby; woman's interests are
represented by Dr. Delia Dixon-Car-
roll Mrs. John vn Landingham
and Mm. Anna Steele Richardson,
of the National Congress of Mothers
Dr. W, S. Rankin and Dr. L. B. Mc
Brayer speak on health subjects;
Horace Keph art's subject ie "The
Development of our Mountain Peo
ple"; the improvement of our cities
and of industrial conditions is to b
discussed by R. D. .W Connor and J
S. Carr, Jr.. while A. M. Scales of
Greensboro and G. H. Hastings of
Winston-Salem, are also listed for
Important topics .
Greatest of all will be the meeting
on "The Church and Social Service"
participated in by Dr. W. L. Poteat
Rev. Neal L. Anderson, Rev. Plato
Durham, and others of this State
and by two of the greatest religious
leaders in America today Dr. Shai
er Mathews, of Chicago, the head of
the Federal Council of the Churches
of Christ in America; and Dr. John
A. Rice, of Fort Worth, one of the
South'a foremost Methodist minis
ters, and chairman of the Church
and Social Service committee of the
Southern Sociological Congress.
Mrs. Sarah B. Lack Deed.
Mrs. Sarah E. Luck widow of the
late Ransom Luck, died at the home
of her son. Mr. A. J. Luck, in Cedar
Grove township on Tuesday, Febru
ary 3, at the age of about 70 years.
Her husband died in 1904. She was
a daughter of the late Joseph Red
ding who lived two and one-half
miles west of Asheboro on the Salis
bury road and represented Randolph
County in the General Assembly
soon utter the close of the Civ
The following children survive;
Mpssrs E. T. Lack and A. J. Luck.
The funeral was at Flag Springs
M. P. church on yesterday and
large concourse of people attended
the funeral. The deceased was a
member of the M. P. church at Flag
Springs and had been for more
than n half of a century. She is
not only an esteem able woman but
a devout Christian woman .
Shelby M. Cullom, who represent
ed Illinois in the United States Sen
ate for many years, died at his
home in .Washington recently. He
was a leader of the Republican par
Mrs. A. V. McAlister Entertains in
Honor of Mrs. Ijtcy Little, a lie
Mrs. A. C. McAlister was hos
tess to the members of the Presby
terian Missionary and a large num
ber of the ladies of the town on
Tuesday. Mrs. Lacy Little a return
ed Missionary from China, was the
guest of honor and made a most
interesting address on woman's
work in China, wearing in customs
and conditions. Mrs. Little went to
China 22 years ago and gave graph
ic descriptions of the Boxer upris
ing and the Revolution. She told
of an edict which the Empress dow
ager prepared which said all for
eigners should be killed. Two of
the secretaries changed a letter in
one word which made the edict say
that foreigners should not be kill
ed. For this the secretaries wei'e
executed. During that period the
Missionaries almost daily expected
to be attacked. They were gratifi
ed that the Chinese christians stood
Prm In the faith which the Chris
tian religion had given them. Her
experiences there as a missionary,
have been most pleasant, having
seen many Chinese conversions and
much progress in the great coun
try. She called China the "Land of
Crippled Women" and spoke pathet
ically of the hardships of the wo
men. That their sufferings were
not only in childhood during the
time of foot binding but from that
csme different troubles. Mrs. Lit
tle told .of the splendid schools for
merly made up of the common peo
ple, but now of the best people in
China. She regretted the fact that
Confucianism had recently been ad
opted as the State religion in China
saying it was a step backward.
Mrs. Little spoke interestingly of
the manners and customs of China
as well as of the religion. After
the address the guests met Mrs. Lit
tle and enjoyed refreshments con
sisting of cream and cake served by
some of the members of the Mission
The meeting was a source of gret
iflcation and inspiration to all pres
ALASKAN RAILWAY BILL PASSED
By The Senate to Contract ' 1.000.
Washington, Jan. 24. By a vote
of 46 to 16 the Senate late today
passed the - Alaska railway bill di
recting the President to purchase or
construct 1,000 miles of railway in
Alaska at a cost not to exceed $40,.
Fifteen Republicans and ''Senator
.Polndexter, Progressive, voted for
the bill. Senators. Bacon. Hoke
Smith .and Williams. Democrats, vot
ed against it
Meeting of. County Teachers,
The. next meeting of the County
Teachers' Association will .be held
in the graded school building at
Asheboro, on Saturday. February 7
at 10;30 a. m.
10;30 to 11;00. General school
problems, by Prof. D. C. Johnson.
11;00 to 12;15. The school as a
community center and how the
teacher may. be promoter, by Miss
Mary M. Petty and Miss Raines, of
the State Normal College.
12;15 to 12;25. General topics.
We hope to have a full attendanc
at this meeting.
The address by Miss Petty and
Miss Raines will .be very interest
ing and should be heard by all the
teachers in the county. We want
you to invite the patrons of the
school and urge them to attend this
Yours truly, '
T. F. BULLA.
On Wednesday, January 28, at 5
p. 31. a marriage beautiful but quiet
in its simplicity occurred at the
home of Mr. R. W. York near Ram-
seur when his daughter, Miss Mat-
tie Lucy, became the bride of Mr.
J. Ceo. ge Smith. The ceremony wa
performed by Rev. W. M. Smith,
brother of the groom, who entered
the parlor just in front of the bri--
du party, these being Mr. Hugh
York with Miss Swannie Smith. Mr.
Ray Smith with Miss B'anche York.
Then came the bride and groom.
Only a few friends and relatives
witnessed the ceremony .
The bride was beautifully attir
ed in light blue messaline.
After many congratulations were
extended to the happy couple the
party entered the dining room
where a beautiful supper awaited
them. On Thursday they left for
the home of Mr. John Smith, father
of the groom .near Jordan's Mill.
where they will remain until Mr.
Smith completes .his handsome dwell
ing on his farm near here.
Marlboro vs. Hint HAL
On January 81 Marlboro and FUn
Hill crossed bats on the dlamcnd of
the former, the score being 8 to
in favor of Marlboro.
The fifty-fourth North Carolina
State Fair will be held in Raleigh
Rev. O. Pk Ader delivered a good
sermon Sunday morning at the M.
E. church on the patience and integ
rity of Job.
Mr. J. H. Burrow has moved his
stock of goods into the store house
owned by W. C. Burrow on Allrod
Mrs. Settle Maness has moved
into the residence recently vacated
by A. R. Millikan.
Mr. Peter Allred and son, Chas..
have contracted to paint several
bouses at Worthville.
Miss .Pattie Lutterloh left Satur
day for Greensboro where she will
Mr. Lester Trogdon of Pee Dee
visited his parents last week.
Messrs. James Buie, D. Dove. J.
A. McKlnnon and M. L. Curtis made
a business trip1 to Asheboro Monday.
Mr. Lindsay Luther is visiting rel
atlves a few miles south east of
Asheboro this week.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Fox of Randle
man are visiting Dr. ana Mrs. 1.
Mr. Benson Ausley and family of
Greensboro visited in FranklinviHe
Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. E. 'O. Jennings and family of
Gastonia are visiting their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Jennings.
Mr. Roach of Greensboro was in
town last week inspecting the rock
on south side of the river including
the large ledge known as the Faith
Rock and 6ays that a large portion
ot it will work nicely for monumen
Mrs. W. C. Jordan visited rela
tives in Asheboro last week.
Messrs. William and Ed Allen of
this city have organized a $50,000
lumber plant at Pleasant Garden
and will manufacture sash, doors.
Hinds, coffins etc.
Mr. S. B. Kirsey has bought a
large tract of timber on the 60uth
side of the river from Mr. John
Iiodgln of Greensboro.
Seagrove Route 1 News.
Mr .Lonnie Hancock of Brown
died last Monday and was brought
to Pleasant Hill Tuesday for inter
ment. Mr. Willie Bean and Miss Mattie
Gardner were married at the home
of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Stanley Gardner, on last Sunday.
Master Farrell Albright, son of
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Albright, is M
Mr. W. I Baldwin and brother,
ilaguis, of Spies, spent last Thurs
day night at J. C. Lowdermilk'8.
Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Beane spent
Sunday at W. W. Davis. -
Miss Stacey Lowdermilk accompa
nied by Mrs. A. H. Macon -and two
daughters, little Misses Lola and
Nellie .visited visited her parents
Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Myitis Presnell spent Sat
urday in Asheboro.
P. 6. Beane ot Norman visited hia
The three children of Mr. and Mr
B. F. Beck who have been ill with
pneumonia are improving.
Turner's Romance No. 8.
As my mind runs back to my
school days, we had from two to
three months term in winter. Oar
teachers got from eighteen to twen
ty dollars per month and held schoo
from morning until night. We had
but one book to study, Webster's
Blue Back Speller. When we got so
we could epeU and read in that,
our studies were Kmmerson's Arith
metic.first. second and third parts.
We had slates that cost ten to fif
teen cents each and would last our
life time, if not broken. Now daya
it is tablets that cost the parents
from one dollar to five per session
It was customary to turn the
teacher out before Christmas. All
knew the time, also the old folks,
but kept It a secret from our teach
The old men, especially the
committeemen, were there to see
the fun. Most of the times passed
and with not much fun. Mr. W. M.
Reece taught one session for us and
when the time came for our treat
we had the door shut and four of
our largest boys were placed at the
back of the house to get in the rear
of him and then the treat was de
manded. His naswer was "I will
not give you the treat." Then the
boys took hold of him but he got
loose and ran. We all ran after
him and he threw off his coat
away we went after him. He got
about a half a mile from the school
house and sat down and we tied
him on his back to a plank and got
some hand spikes and carried him
to the house. Still he refused to
treat eo we carried him down to
the run below the spring and dip
ped his head in and asked him if
he would treat and he still refused
so every time we dipped him in 1
little deeper and finally we held
his head under the water until the
blubbers began to raise and he said
"I will treat you all." It was real
enjoyment to the old folks.
In thlse days we had sales, mus
ters, elections and other gatherings.
It was customary to have something
to eat and drink, so the dlsh-ples-
ginger cakes. cider and whiskey
in wagons. The clerk sat in the
wagon and you could see the old
men coming i nwith their fiddlesl
men coming in with their fiddles.
They would take a few drinks of
the stuff and the music would
commence, some of the folks patting
and the others dancing. Some of the
younger boys would take our girls
and treat them with cake. I have
stood back and looked on and wish
ed I was an old man with them. It
looked to me as if it was a heaven
on earth for them. We boys in
those days would not drink whiskey
for fear the girls would smell it
and turn us down. For the girls
would not go with a boy who had
been drinking in those days, the
young men did not drink the stuff
but now it is changed.
My next number will dwell upon
the commencing of the Civil War.
(To be continued)
A fitereoptlcon lecture will be
given by Rev. Q. N. Hartley of
Fountain City, lad., at the Baptist
church on Saturday the 7th at 7;30
p. in. giving some account of an ex
tended tiip through Palestine and
showing views of the most impor
tant features of this trip. Mr. Hart
ley is a pleasing lecturer. Old and
young will feel paid for attending.
Admission, adults 10c; children
under 10 years 60. This lecture ts
given for the benefit ot the Friends
church. Mr. Harley will preach at
the Baptist Church on Sunday the
8 th at J; J Op. m. and at 7 p. m.
All are cordially invited to attend.
ADA H. UBS.
Pastor Friends Church.
Sale of Valuable Real Estate.
By virtue of authority in the un
dersigned vested by a decree of
the Superior Court of Randolph
-.untr in the special proceedings
ei titled "Benjamin A. Scott and Jo
seph M. Scott vs. Clara Parks and
her husband. Colon Parks. Annie L-
scott et al." the undersigned win
sell at public auction to the high
est bidder on Thursday, the 5th
day of March. 1914. at 12 o'clock
M, on the premises at the late res
idence of Benjamin S. Scott, in the
town of Ramseur in said county,
the following real estate; .
One lot or parcel of land situate
in the town, of Ramseur -in said
county, and bounded as follows;
1st. Beginning at N. B. Gunter's
fourth corner at a stake on south
side of public road leading from
fagis Toll House to Ramseur, N-
C. and runs as his line marked S.
63 u east 416 feet to a stake in
N. r. Gunter's third corner;thence
south 364 west 415 feet to a
stake; thence north. 36 east 105
feet to the beginning, containing 1
acre, more or less.- . :
The foregoing will be sold in 2
Also another tract In Columbia
township about three miles from the
town of Ramseur, and bounded
zna. Beginning at a pile or
white flint flint rocks on the south
side of the old stage road. Kindred
Craven's corner (now Jackson Cra
ven s) and running with his line
90 chains and 14 Unas to a stone
thence south eight east 21 chains
and 99 links (21.90 chns) to white
flint In the old line; thence nonn
nine chains and fourteen links (9
.14) to a stake in the old stage
road: thence with various courses
of said road to the beginning, con
taininc 21 acres more or less..
:rd. Beginning at a stone ana
runs south 6 chains and 7 links to
a nerstnunon bush. Craven's corner
thence south 8 east 21 chains and
90 links to a sersimmon bush. Cra
ven's corner; thence north 6 chains
and 11 links to a white flint, the
south-east comer of the 20 acre
tract described above; thence north
8 west 21 chains and 90 links to
the berfnninjr. containing 11 acres
more or les. ex cent y acre.
The foregoing lands being in and
near the flourishing town of Ram'
seur are Terr valuable.
rerma of saie. one-inira casn,
payable on the day of sale, one-thin
a credit of six months; and the
remaining one-third on a credit of
12 months, the deferred payments
to draw interest at the rate of six
per cent, per annum and purchaser
to give note with security for said
This the 2nd day of Feb.. 1914
S. D. SCOTT.
O. S. MOREHEAD Commr
re choice, recleaned, heavy seed grain.
Ws offer all the beat and moat produc
tive kinds for spring seeding;
Burt or 90-Day,
Texas Red Rust Proof.
Bancroft, Appier, etc
Write (or prices and umples.
Wood's 1914 Descriptive Catalog
gives apedauy full sjuf valuable infor
Spring Oats. Barley.
Grasses and Clovers,
Seed Corn. Sorghum,
Cow Peas, Soja Beans:
aL about all other
Farm and Garden Seeds.
Catalog mailed free. Write for it
T. W. WOOD 6 SONS.
' Seedsmen, - Richmond, Va.
Ten cents per line each
insertion in this column.
Six words to a line. No
ad. for less than 25c.
FOR SALE Hlggins variety at
Sweet Peas. Mrs. W. C. Hammer.
FOR SALE One 20 horse er
upright boiler. Address Box SB,
AsneDoro, m. v.
FOR SALE Cabbage plants y
mail. Fine Jersey Wakefield, l.ttt
for $1.00; 100 for IBs. poetfaH.
R. O. PARKS, uian, . v.
WANTED Cood settled wait
mnmAn tn rulr tnr fimllll tamttTHr
Good permanent home. Seed velar-
ence. Aaaress box ass, abmwi.,
N. C. 1-22-4.
CANDIES AND FRUIT- Fresa a
wholesome, on sale at
Ferree Grocery .
FOR SALE Two Jersey kails IS '
W. C HAMIO.
HORSES, MARES AND UUIJ8
I have just returned from the 'Wast
and have 26 head. All of thin featf. yS
26 gentle and good broke wsigfet .
from 900 to 1400. A good kit df '
Percheron and Clidesdale mares.
Come to see me if interested.
It A. M, raJCD.
Rose beads mad from rose Iara
grow a In Asheboro ore on jsafa at
N. p. cox's jewelry store.
WANTED Hands to cut cvockrtiM
and exxrdwood. Apply to
Wm. C HAMM R.
Ashe boro, N. C-
FOR RENT A four-room bouse
on Park street. City water. Ayaly
to MRS. L. J. HANCOCK,
Asheboro, N. G.
We want your basiaees ajud wd
sell you cheaper than yoa can any
elsewhete for goods of quality.
C. C. KUDK.
WANTED Your meats .. and all
kiads of country' produce. Highest
J. C. Hanaaa and Sua,
FINK TOBACCO LAND FOB SAId
One-fourth cash, balance 1, 2. 3
and 4 years. 25 farms of from !
to 100 , acres each six miles from
Greensboro on McAdam road,- bust
tobacco land In county. Address
J. T. MOREHEAD. Jr.,
(Owner) Greensboro, N. Ol
NOTICE Apy ease who deBiqM
a bunting lodge WTO do wU
Jurats, tn Raaddphj cfjunjty- Urs
them is plenty of tend to leasci
hunting parpoBes and paenpv 't
game. Ashboro and Bop hia,' are att
locations. For i&AormaUott impjto
Crtuaty Game Warden, of tUtmi&t&h.
L M. NANCB.
COAL AND GRATES For -1&
beat grade Soft Egg Coal and An
thracite Egg for use In grates. Seat
ing or cooking tores and . israwajs,
call on or phone na NOW Doa't
wait till cold weather . when &
rash will be on and deltfa al stoat
unavoidable- We aJao . naake a
good portabble grata that may lie
used In most any fireplace
Aahboro Wheelbarrow and Mfg Jo
Town taxes for 1913 are past dne
and must be paid at once to nave
further cost and trouble.
See me at once at my home,,
H. H. KENNEDY,
Town Tax Collector.
Having qualified as executor ea
the estate off James H. Cheek, de
ceased, before W. C. Hammond, Cler
of the Superior Court of Randolph
County, I shall sell at public aae
tion to the highest bidder for eaa,
on the premises an the 16th day eC
March, 1914, the following personal
property, to-wit; two cowe, a lot ef
farming tools, a lot of hoaseaeM
and kitchen furniture, one oae-heree
wagon, one buggy, a lot of plow
gears and harness, about SO baaneaa
of corn, a lot of bay and roh
leed and other articles too osdloeja te
mention. I ' I
All persons having claims again t
said estate are notified to gtreaaaft
them to the undersigned, daly Twi
ned, on or before the SOth dajr of
January, 1915, or this notlee will
be pleaded in bar of their
and all persons owing eeid a
win come forward and make Im
This 24th day of Jan., 1 14.
W. N. HAYES, Ertr.,
Seagrove, N. C, Route No.
R. L. Cotton has this day enter
ed three acres of land more or
less in New Hope township, on Ike
ing the lands of Oak Grove ehareh,
to. v. Liassuer, wainan Bytee ana
This Jan. 16. 1914.
GEO. T. MURDOCK, Entry fnfcer.
Children Cry -
ty for half a century.
from October 19 to 24. 1914.
were all prepared and hauled out