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Asheboro, N. C, Thursday, May 21, 1914
OUR MAN ABOUT TOYN
GENERAL NEWS ITEMS
:f .'I ,
Almost as we go to press we loan;
that Mr. tiailaiul Blair, son of Mrs.
Maltha A. HUiir of this place, was
killed in an automobile accident at
Some years ago Mr. I'-laii- leit
Asehoio for lu-puMk- where he has
lived .-ir.ee. He was in the news pane
business there and lias l.eeii very .-ue-'ccssful.
Mr. Blair is a native f our county
ami lias a urge number- of friend.--he-re.
A full account will appear in o-.r
Primary in the County For
Nomination of Congressman
The primary ordered i
oerntie Kxecutivu t'ommiu
7th Congressional district
county last Saturday.
The poll was not huge, ony about
1.000 voters exei -rising the privilege
of their franehise. Mi. Page wis
nominated in this county t suiveed
It is a busy season with the farm
ers and few of them deserted their
fields to go to the ballot box, the
largest vote by far polled in the coun
ty being in Asheboro, where the com
munity is made up of those v. hose
avocations made it more ea.-y to tac
tile short time required to go to the
polling place than eouid the people in
the country, who in many instances
would have had to travel miles to
Mr. Beasley, who opposed Mr. Page
for nomination, was practically un
known in this county until recently,
he havinjr made only two speeches
in the county since announcing his
candidacy, and it was impossible for
him to make anything like a canvass
of the counties of the District in the
short time (riven by the Congressional
committee, after its meeting, to tin
time of holding the primary, and hi-
means, in the way of worldly goods
being small as compared with those of
his opponent put him at a serious dis
Rev. G. W. Harmon Dead
Kjv. ;. v.. havriOii. itu'e no yeari,
a Baptist minister of Ore Hill died at
M. Leo s hospital, lirensoo.-o, .May lo.
Mr. Harmon lived at Ramseur for
The funeral services were conduct
ed at Ore Hill May 17th. He is sur
vived by a widow, two sons and
MRS. FOX DEAD
Former Citizen of
j Died Yesterday at Her Home
; in Randleman
Mrs. Wm. Fox wife of the late Dr.
Win, A! Fox of Randleman, died at her
home on Tuesday night. Mrs. Fox
had been a sufferer for many month
and died of heart failure at an early
hour of the morning of the day men
Mrs. Fox was a woman of unusual
oualities of mind and character. She
had a host of friends throughout the
county nd was loved and esteemed
by all t'.iose who came in contact with
Jieti and her loss will be greviously
Mrs. Fox was the mother of ebrht
children, one of whom died some years
ago. The seven living children be
ing: Mr. Chas. M. Fox, of Ashebor;
James Fox of Coumbus, Ga.; John Fox
or Randleman; Claud Pox of Maxtort:
Misses Mabel and Maud Fox and Mrs.
Walter Mntthews, of -Randleman.
I, The funeral services and burial was
held at Melanchton yesterday after
noon at 4 o'clock.
Township Sunday School Conven
The following township Sun
day school conventions will be
held on the dates mentioned :
Level Cross, at Level Cross
fourth Sunday in May.
Randleman, at Worthville, on
.fifth Sunday in May.
Union at Pisgah, fifth Sunday
in May. ,
Brower, at Antioch, first Sun
day in June.
. Tedaf Grove, at Cedar Grove
first Sunday in June.
Back Creek, at Charlotte, Sec
ond Sunday in June.
New Hope at Gravel Hill Bap
tist church, fourth Sunday in
Franklinville, Pleasant Cross,
fourth Sunday in June.
Tabernacle at Poplar Ridge,
fourth Sunday in July.
Coleridge, Shiloh, Second Sun
day in July.
" Grant, Bethel, second Sunday
New Market, -at Sophia, first
Sunday in August.
ct the Hookwcrn
Work in Randolph County
Considering the many hinder
nines which had to be mjet,
namely the late spring, the clos
ing (if school, etc., the hookworm
campaign in Randolph county
may be considered a fair success.
Manv have availed themselves' of
jthe opportunity for free exam
ination and treatment and have
j therefore shown their wisdom.
Of the points visited. Ramseur
.and Seagrove showed by far the
! greatest enthusiasm with Lib-
i r1 - Kam leman. Innitv. Ashe
Imiim bringing ui the rear in thr
order named At Bombay only
one day was spent and here the
interest was great due no doubt
to the effort put forward by Dr.
Hubbard at Fanners. It is too
bad that a regular point was not
given to this section as people
hero seem to appreciate the val
ue nf the work.
The medical profession at
Ramseur, Randleman, Trinity,
l-'ranklinville and Farmers gave
those in charge every assistance
One can be sure that such men
as these have the interests of
their community and the wel
fare of the whole county at
heart. The county commission
ers and the other county officials
did all in their power to aid the
work as did the three county
I newspapers, who by printing ar
ticles lurnished them, gave the
work the publicity desired. Re
low is an Kemized account of the
work for the full campaign:
No. No. Per
Ex. In. Cent
.. 5:1 2 :.77
.. Ill 2 1.8
.. 248 28 11.29
..218 6 2.75
.. 42U 117" 27.27
.. 400 48 12.
.. :J4. 24 !.!)"
. . .10 2 K.6t
.. il.'S 2 3.17
.. Vi'J 25 18.2
.. VA h' 4.47
.. 188 !U 48.4
. . 1!1 :)S 19.8
. . 1!)0 21 11.5
...1805 227 19.8
Round Dwarf Tin
Worm Tape Worm
.. li .. .
... 15 .1 ,2
..!) 2 - 5
. . 43 10 18
..24 3 8
, . . ISO 22 . 35.
Trinity . .
liomhay . .
11 bert y . .
Trinity . .
bom bay . .
Liberty . .
Ramseur . ,
Bombay . .
Liberty . . .
NEW LAW POPULAR
Returns of Births and Deaths
"North Carolina will soon be
the best registration tate south
the Ohio River said tho chief
clerk in the vital statistics de
partment of the State Board of
Health this morning. "Why do
you know," he continued, "last
month we received over 7,100
birth and death certificates,
means a total of over 85,200 for
the year?" This, he went on to
say, is at least 80 per cent of all
the births and deaths that are
occurring in the state, and from
the way the doctors, undertak
ers, and the public generally
are taking hold of the new law
it seems that North Carolina
means business. The people in
North Carolina appreciate that
vital statistics are by all odds
the most important .statistics
that a state or nation can com
pile. "Of what real use are' such
records?" he was asked. "Birth
certificates will save thousands
of legal complications and other
difticulties," he replied. They
will prove legitimacy lawful
age to attend school, to work in
factories, to marry, to vote, to
hold office, to pay taxes, to enter
into contracts, obtain life insur
ance, establish inheritance
claims, trace lineage, and so on.
Death certificates will furnish
proof for insurance claims, show
cause of death; prevent crimes,
and, best of all, they will show
the value of health work, where
such work is needed, will show
healthy sections of the State,
and encourage puohc health
work everywhere. Such statis-
He Gets Wise to a Great
Tnere are about 30 roller mills
in Randolph county. The county
is noted for modern roller mills.
A siw mill belonging to M -ss
rfe. Hoke Loftin and Etma Morris
: Riley s S ore was destroyed by
fire oi.e day last wek.
Mr. J. C. Pepper has opened
u a store in Trinity. Mr. Pepper
is a plesunt gentleman and ojight
to ouild up a gooil ousines.
Mr. M. L. Rirchie, a lending
contractor of Tr.omusville, lia.s
sold T5.00U tornatue plants this
j'ii'l'o t u i e n . u
I , 'l1';" ! ;;.'" . ... ; T. ; "h:
deiit last winter at a saw null
srill usin a crutch.
O 'r st ck dealers have sold a
good deal of stock this sprirg.
GoOil horses and mules are selling
There was another large viowa
I of people in town Saturday.
Asheboro is the trading center
of a large scope of country. Her
merchants, retail and who esale,
hve lonii enjoyed this trade
a.id by courteous and honest
treatment, coupled with ample
capital to accomodate customers,
the business has crown steadily.
Mr. Joe Brewer and family of
Star have moved to Asheboro
All the clubs in Aheboro so far
have not added a single dollar oi
a single inhabitant to Asheboro.
.Ve need a Booster's Club. Such
an organization would do more
than any other thing to build
ud the town.
We think Asheboro should
have a brass band. A band would
be a great acqusition to the town,
as there are many occasiors
where music adds a great deal
to the Dleasure of them.
No sign of panic in Randolph
county. There is plenty of work
in the rountv for evrybrdy who
will work. The man who loafs,
whether oiack or white, is a
menace to the community.
We are Uad to know that Denton
is to have a knitting mill. If the
moneved men here would get
together tiny could build several
factories that would give employ
mer.t to ov.-r a thousand people
Why not make a i effort to do
The farmers of Randolph coun
ty are now m better shape tman
cially than ever before in the his
tory of Randolph. 1 hey are farm
ing ihis year with new life and
activity. We would encourage all
people who can to farm. We have
the resources in reach to larm
with, and in doing that it will
better shape up our prospects for
a living. Every farmer that can
should get him a few hogs. Let
us keep in good shape if we can
The people are beginning to
talk county politic?. In our round
over the county we have herd the
names of Messrs. R.D.Patterson,
K. L. Cavinesf, J. F. Cameron'
R. C. Kelly, T. J. Redding, Dr.
G. A. Foster. S. A. Cox and R. L
Coltrane mentioned for the
House. We are not able to make
any predictions as who will ha se
lected to represent the county in
the next general assembly, but out
of this list of excellent gentlemen
their certainly can be no lack of
good material to rely upon to take
care for the county
Give your part of the side-walk
when you meet anyone. But not
all in Asheboro do that. Often
when girls are coming three
abreast, rather than one step
ahead or behind, they come like
a whirlwind toward the one they
are meeting and it's give all the
walk or be knocked down- These
are girls who think they are very
important, and that this world
could not move .on without their
existence. This shows illbreediog
and ill manners.
Two boys, one 11 years old and one
12, were drowned May 16th in the Tar
river a mile above Ureenvtiie. ine
two boys with five others were cross
ing the river in a boat when it sprang
a leak and capsized. The two boys
who were drowned were sons of Mr.
and Mrs. E. F. Flicklen and Mr. and
Mrs. S. T. Hicks.
tics will help us solve the negro
problem, and many question of
medicine, sciology, etc., and the
longer such records are kept the
more valuable they become."
The Weather Man prophesied '"a
week of fair days" for tliis weei' with
the exception of showers the first half
of the week in the Southern and Mid
Hugrh Dvson, a fourteen vear old
boy at Moeksville was Idled May Kith
while working att he Moeksville Fur
niture Co. lie was attempting to put
ibelt on a machine with a stiv-K ;ei'l
was struck by the stick v. hit-he aused
him to tileed to death.
t'heraw will celebrate the 105th an
niversary oi ine Founding oi uie cou i-
ly sent of Chcsterlield county July :
sidcl.t WiNon. Secretary Daniels
Secretarv Houston are to be th
listing-ji.d'eil visitors of the occasion.
t the a'eetmg of the General t'on-
fcrewe of the Methodist Kpiscoisil
Cvi:vh, Sifi'th, voted to require ap-p:ica:it-i
for the iiui'ry hereafter to
;i! .-t;.in from the u ;e of tobacco in any
form. The banishment of intoxicant:-,
from the navy was nl; approved.
Neva came from ( omwd that a,'
dentist there. Or. .1. W. PavK. has io.-M
vented an anchor device which he be- 1
lieves, will facilitate inserting and so-:liH 1 1 (- s .id ( bin fi Hoi vil'e tn
-airoly holding ' ridgevvork, inlays and Fre.'.er it i-1 . Ti i va- in
the like. The inventor has used sev- ivember. We lay there until the
eaal of tlV;-o devices and claim- tlv -f I ll'tli or Kith i.l' lletemhcr. when we
they art perfectly satisfactory and en-1 had a h;tr,l battle for two days,
tirely practical for use in every day 'e beat the Yankees back across the
work. ! Khiippahancock with a slaughter on
The pre'imi':ary hearing of A. K. ' , tlf. s(,e. 'Ihis lxttlo was call d
Cole, ore of the men charged with tu, pilt little of Fredericks.! urg.
the murder of Deputy Sheriff Pan V. I .... x, , ... , ,, ,
Tolhert at Iladin last Sundav was held i 1,0 'at U V1 . .
Mav 1.-th. at Albemarle. 'The other j' '""7 he dead mi both su es
...... ...... ... i i : ...lw!i detaili il Id hell and 1 cant
large and no clue has been reached
as to his present whereabouts, t'.de
claims that he can establish his inno
cence at the trial and that the other
man did the shooting.
II. O. Williams, who lives live miles
from Charlotte shot and killed Pit
iiard Ho ker May 17th. The two had j pHng of 1 sr,:; w,. broke up camp
been d'ii king together and the row isjnnd took our match to the nioun
supposec to have started froms ome Jlins Virginia. We went to Cul
trival al .nr. Hot h men were .farm ' p an,, j .,rdnsvilk, near Win-
ers ano . ays n-m oeen gouu . uenus.
Williams was arrested immediately
and app. trd to be very much under'. ' . m-
the indi. nce of whUkey at the time, i k,t on the s.-.en ndo.ih livt r.' a
It is sai that his wife was an eyo-lV,".. up, th,e "a,t,mf ,ad. luor
sight w,l,ess of the killing Kalln a, and then fed back near
r, . ... , r ,1 c i
The Cocrior is m receipt of the lol-'
Th,.' !--i,.iiltv -in,! Umim- f'l-is
reoues honor of yo;n- presence
May 2:in! to Jii 1114
Brevard, North Carolina.
Vote of Thanks From '-Vets'iU,!
To the Randolph Chapter of the !it''1 el-at da's latt,r'
Daughters of the Confedracv: .tlt neial Stua t t ok c- rge of . ack
We, the L'niled Confederate veter-10" 1'rt cf the am y and tin n
ans, Kandoinh Camp No. l'J4'i, take""l :t well. It was a hand-to-hand
this inethoil of thanking you for . ba.ttle en lxth -ides. '1 he luittlt-
your kindness, love and veneration
that voa have shown us who wore the
gray frfum lSiil-Oo.
Dear 1 niteil Daughters , of tlie-lcau-
dolph Chapters of the t onfederacy, ; magazine The sin ke as m thick
we know that you are sincere in your:Wt, ,.(.ul(i ,,, t S(.( iinvll ii-g i:i t in
love and hospitality which you haveL(ll (;le t'lash from their
show n to us veterans, who are on tne Vo , , bl.,tw o;- ,e
bvwork !m and MnTOmyjla.ikee and ran them across the
' We know that your kindness to U8 'UiappahaitKctk rviji- It vas i a
will enable and contribute to our pres- "' loss on bath v t.lt el .a
ent enjoyment and also we hope oflwe had to bury their de:id as vv -1 1
being the means of enabling us to ' r ovn. I as ne of t! e U . s
soar for a higher destination than to help. .The tiro had burned all
earth. or their clothing off, excti.it what
May you be happy, may your lives v.as between their lit dies ami the
be a day of sunshine and may the ground.' It was an awful sight to
gloomy, melancholy clouds ot despair
(as we exeperienced in our younger
days) never hover around you to dint
your pathway through life, but tiitt
your life may always be illumined
with a ray of heavenly ove.
May we al,l both veterans and
daughters, when we have finished our
annual reunions and where the sold
iers have ceased camping in the
biouvac of life, be found worthy to
have our lives enrolled under the ban
ner of Him who is the captain in the
army of the high army above.
By request Of the veterans,
D. G. McMasters,
Death of Ivy Luther
Ivy Luther was born in Ran
dolph county, N. C. Feb. 22, 18
34. Died at his home in Indiana.
April 13, 1914, aged 80 years. 1
month and 21 days. He was tra
son of Martin and Sallie Luther
and of a family of six cnildren,
only onesister, Mrs. Emilv Hix,
is yet living:, on Aug,28, 1855, he
was uninted in marriage to Sarah
Stuart, for almost 59 years ihey
walked life's pathway together.
In 1866 he came with his family
to Ind, and in 1873 they moved
to the splendid farm joining Fair
Mount, which has since been
their home. He was an active
and loyal member of the Friends
church, an elder for many years,
and gave liberally of his means
for religion nd educational pur
poses. A widow, and four childen sur-
vie him. Miss Drothv Luther,
Mrs. Eliis Bandy of Marion,
Jamps Luther of Terre Hiute
and Mrs. Alvin Scott of Fair
(Continued from last week.)
We went to fighting about 9
o'ebek in the m Tiling. Our army
had not all crossed over the i'o
toniuc river. Tli biys who had
crosui ever began fighting t
soon. We held t! m back steady
until about 1 o'clock when they
got the better of U-. We kept uiv
liij, back every charge. IU' in the
evening A. I'. Jli'l cro'xd t'.e re
mainder of bis trt ( ps and came tip
u. !'ti!k- ouUk n:i v( r.K i ts and
helped t s lit . 'lie bnt'l" b'M.d
until late in t! e
i-venina.. it v.as
hard on 1 th '
ul;miier:-d nb lit ;evn4o our ih
back ovt r t !i
ginia. in., re t
over. In my
la. kc piir-one
ri v. r ini.
i t when w e vv hi
company two were
wnninUd and three
p. V."e crossed lia'k
t 'P th" nb.;M am!
Uw days a !-d th'i:
v.. a -cii thw:i hv the
k t li it r a
k t-p o- r
toll the number that were killtd. It
v. as a lart;e niiiiilvT on I) 1h side1-'.
We in Mil down near iiiiniiev's
Station and went into winter quar
ters for the w later of 1S2. Tin
camp was called Camp Gregg. We
piisstd the wint-r !ipi. In th
ciiptter w .(p0-went lllto the
,.. ... .. ,.e , v,. m.
lieavv battle on tie ls-t, 2nd and
... ,. -p.,
days of .iay, 1Mj.i. The f l r--1
day i u the evt -nir.g the battle com-
uieiicfd. On the siftt.lul da our
jbiigaCe wa.- put under Jackst n ard
' 'v wei Jn h's f.r.nous i'lark tnarrb
ni!;:rt the -ianKee army. vv e
struck th cm in the rear, wlrle I.ee
fctntck them in rent. The battle
Nigi.t caiae on and tlio figlt was
ground patt v.as fought w l-ere t lien
was a great dial of smn.ll bru-li
which in the evening caught fire
f:i in ti e exploit n vf he Yankee
i ff i boys killtd i.nd then uuineu
Me'rt seveial wl o were woundtd
so badly It bat they could lift help
themselves were butned to death.
The battle ended. The dtad
were buried at Chancellorsville. In
the meantime 1 was wounded but
not er.ouph ft r a fuilougli. We
marched tack in the mountains tf
Virginia ai d ran into their cavaliy
Tiear Brandy Station. We held
them in check until our cavaliy
came up and halted. We fell back
near the Potomac river up above
Martlnsburg. We are now on our
was to Gettysburg. WtN-ay same
thing about thst battle In my next,
(To be continued..) ,
Pulling Our Carolinas Out of the Mire
Steadily and surely the people are
pulling North Carolina and South
Carolina out of ffe mire of illiteracy
and or 'y;noance mi making plans
for giving our North Carolina and
Palmetto State children as pood
educational advantages cs Northern
and Western childioi have. No other
single news item of the last twelve
months means so mtich for the future
history of North Carolina ai the an
nouncement that under the "Six
Months School Term Law," which the
Farmers' Union nnd oilier agencies
secured from the last. Legislature, the
minimum length of school tern; for
every district in the state has been
raised from eighty days to 10:5." days
from even four months to five
months and nearly one week. With
the increase in tax assesments, etc.,
the full six months' minimum tern
should soon be reached.
South Carolina, with its extra one-
mill State tax levied last year for the
first time, is also forging to the front,
says Superintendent Swearingen writ
ing us on this point.
i he one null Mate school tax or
Address to Class of 1914
of Asheboro Graded School
By Lula Pritchard
Mr. President, Classmates, La
dies and gentlemen:
It is with mingled pride, joy
and sorrow, that I speak the
"Farewell" to my class this even
ing. Pride because I have been
given the honor of loosening thi
bonds which have held us to
gether so long, and soorrvv be
cause the loosening of thee
ymds mean a separation from
each other forever.
To the trustees, patrons, and
'.rested friends of this school
v.e welcome to you presenting
our appreciation of your interest
ii providing opportunities i'K-
the young people of Asheboro to
get an education in their home
town. May your generous
hopes that tho Asheboro Graded
School will increase in wealth
and pros- L-rity be fulfilled.
-lust a word to the 1 acuity. e
offer our heartiest thanks to
you, (bar tta:-hers, for your as
sistance, kindness and patience.
Thru your teaching and faithful
ness. we have been influenced and
uplifted to a higher standing. As
we bid you "farewell," we sin
cerely hop: that you will always
think as kindly of us as we shall
always think of you.
Classmates, from year to year
in this school lifeweliae labored
side by side, helping each other
over the rougher places, and
lightening each others hearts in
times of trial and sadness. Of
course there were a few in tho
class, but a very few, who didn't
have to work so hard as the rest
ox us. Nevertheless we have all
had our rugged paths and hills to
climb. Many times we have
brought hardships on ourselves
by 'being hasty anti careiess, re
gardless of our teachers interest.
'But in spite of these things we
i have had a very happy school
llife, and the coming into these
(dear old halls, receiving instruc
tions and training from good,
I kind tea'.'hers, day after day,
.month after month, and year aft
er year has improved us and dona
'niuvh towards making us what
we are tonight, ami the strong
men and women we hope to be
in the future.
And we go forth with hopes
and abiding faith, that all will hi
well with us if we always per
form our duty faithfully in what
ever we may be called to do.
But as we go forth, let us for
get our childish prejudices, ii
we have any. and always think
of every member as the most ten
der and affectionate friend.
1 Tonight we pass out of school
life into life's great university,
and we'll have only the one great
teacher, experience. Heretofore
'our teachers and parents havs
pointed out the way, and all we
had to do was to follow, but here
after we will have to plan and de
pend upon ourselves. We are
school children no longer. To
morrow we will scatter, and join
'our name to the great list of the
world to struggle and fight our
That trials and temptations
will come to us is certain, but let
us have the power withstand
them. There will be many false
paths eagerly inviting us to the
wrong, but let us keep the one
straight path, and always follovv
our motto, "Strive for the high
est." Let us put our shoulder to
the wheel, and make a success at
anything we may attempt.
Now, dear classmates, the time
of parting draws nigh. In spite
of hope and faith in the future,
there is a tinge of sadness in the
present. We march forth to the
battle of life just as we are. and
let us remembe? that our lives
can never be lived but once, and
if we do not make a success this
once, failure will hang over our
heads, not only in this world but
in the world to come! Farewell!
1!13 should give a six months' term
for every white school. It is my hope
and endeavor no raise this term to a
minimum of seven months during the
scholastic year' l!)14." Progressive