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VM. C. HAMMER. Editor
TELEPHONE NO. 5.
Asheborc. N. C, May 28, 1914.
It is currently reported and believed
at Washington and throughout the
country that Secretary of State Bryan
was in a large measure responsible for
avoiding war with Mexico and it was
he who first suggested the plan of
mediation in which three South Ame
rican republics undertook to mediate
the differences between the United
States and Mexico.
THE WORK OF WOMEN.
The Civic League work in the vari
ous towns of North Carolina has prac
tically transformed this State from
an undesirable condition to cleanliness
and health. The great work of wom
en in bringing about cleanliness and
sunitary conditions is to be commended.
The men have been watching the
women and at last the men have de
cided to take off their coats and help.
In Asheboro the women have been ac
tive for years for civic improvement.
We need clean and healthy towns and
the way to get it is for the men to
co-operate with the women in their
efforts to bring better conditions.
Mr. Dttett Lukcm aluall Hursce
Mr. J. G. Dorset, of Trinity town
ship, met with tlie misfortunel cf
losing two horses and one mule by
death last week. A horse! worth
thtee hundred dollais died tirtt.
1'nen a mule for which -Mr. O istt
paid about the same amount and
after that another valuable horse
died. All were taken ill the
'aem day and lived two or three
''ays and died. The veterinary in
charge said that di'phtheria was the
dilsease which killed the horses.
Two years agin Mr. JT. T. Arnold,
livign on an adjoining farm had 3
horses to die in a similar manner.
Three years ago Mr. M. F. Un
derwood who lives on ancther' ad
Ijoining farm osi three hordes in
tine same way.
Mr. j. si. Ijambert Dead FoIFtwinf;
lAtng lllnc0. (
FTiJlJ" Ibe,rot,god yearf the same areas the tropical rains
vl Liberty, died las SundaA at
9t. Leo's Hospital following a four
weeks' lllnesa SurvffviDg are a
widower and the following chHdten
Henry and: AV. S. Lambertf of High
Point; C. L Lambert, Roanoke, va.;
A. B. Lambert. Greensboro and Mrt.
3. G. Lambert. Liberty.
The remains were carried to Lib
erty Monday. The funeral services
and burial were held from the late
Lome of the deceased Monday.
Sunday School O n vent (on.
Cedar Grove township will, hold
the annual Sunday School Conven
tion on the first Sunday in June
at Lebanon chhurch. An interest
ing program l as been arranged.
Program will be printed next week
Lillian H. Thornburg.
- - Baptist Association.
The .Piedmont Baptist Association
will meet, with, the Asheboro church
next Friday, evening., and continue
through Sunday evening. Delegates
'from all over the county are expecteu.
iw ourreea jir. ram.
Chief of Police Boger of Concord
has been apppointed United States
deputy marshal to succeed Mr. R.
R. Ross, who will become postmas
ter at AsheboPo. I t
Ra,ilir ad TrewtWH Partly Buktieal.
On last Saturday morning about
7.5 feet of the NorfoflKSouthern
trestle over Little river, four miles
eatt rf Star, was burned. The fire
probably caugfct from a night train.
The bri-dge was repaired and re
opened Monday noon.
Mr. Ross for PlbwtmaMer.
Congressman R. N. Page has
recommended Mr. R. R. Rose for
p.stniaster at Asheboro to succeed
31 r. E. L. Aumari. who has recently
resigned. ' Mr..) Ross has been
.sheriff of Randolph county, a mem-
J TTnif 2?if At f done on Sunday, and shows,
a United States deputy marshal jbull fight8f cock fightsf theatre and'
4 lw. ':.. ; base ball games are in full blast Sun-
Death at Mt. Gilead. days. We are having a prize fight at
Mrs. R..-B. jQrdon, who hes been ill one of the theatres Sunday afternoon
for some time from consumption, pas-j With all this we must ad
sed away recently and her remains admit the negroes and other foreign
were laid to rest at Sharon cemetery people are harmless. If we were to
Sunday, amid a very large gathering go to our work in the States leaving
oil nenas. . ine grave was roverea
with many beautiful flowers. The bur
ial services were conducted by the pas
tor of the Troy Methodist church, in
the absence of Rev. Mr. Coltrane. Mrs.
Jordon is survived by her husband,
Capt. R.' B. Jordan and one son. The
acting pall barers were Messrs. Frank
McAuley, Walter Newby, Monroe Ov
erton, Thomas Ingram, George Mc
Auley and A. Z. Williams.
Robbery at Archdale
On last Friday night a negro broke
into the store of White & Marsh at
Archdale. He was heard in the store
by people passing but got away be
fore he could be captured. The High
Point blood hounds were called into!
service and they tracked the robber i
for five miles right up to his door.
While the officers were trying to en-j
ter the door the negro jumped from
an upper window in the rear of the
house and made his escape. He is
known and will eventually be arrest
Mr. A. M. Free announce that he
vUl have a ca.r load of extra fine
V im the next few days. Cull to
r tf In need. - ,
(Continued from lirst page)
I will not attempt to explain the
canal and locks and workings at this
time as it will take a book to explain
it so the public can understand it,
while the whole thing is perfectly
clear to me who have been over here
helping in the constru tion of it. Per
haps a slight description of the
country might be more appreciated.
This is a broken country, quite a
great many hills and mountains, but
not as high as they are in some of
the other sections in this Latin coun
Colon is located on the Atlantic
side. The town is only about 27
inches above sea level. The tide here
is onl about 8 to 15 inches. Be
fore the west break water in the Bay
was built in time of heavy north
winds the sea would come out in the
town but not the case now and as
there is being built an east break
water this will further protect th-
city from the waves in case of storms.
We don"t have storms here like yo'i
have in the States.
Panama is on the Pacific side.
It is slightly higher than Colon but it
is protetecd by sea walls. The tide
there rises 18 to 22 feet, so you see )t
is necessary to have the sea wall. On
this the Atlantic side one can handle
cargo dirct from chips with its own
gear, but on the Pacific side at Pana
ma and Balboa we have to use elec
trical cranes to handle cargoes.
Colon is a city of 30,000 to 40,000
inhabitants. Panama has 50,000 to
60,000. Ninety per cent of the mer
chants in both Colon and Panama are
Chinese. But little manufacturing of
any kind in either place. The twon
have and are largely kept up by mon
ey expended by the United States for
the building of the Canal.
We have warm weather all the
year here, but not as hot as a great
many people think. We have what is
called the rainy season, which we are
just entering now. We will have
rain for about eight months. About
November the dry season begins and
for about 3 or 4 months we have the
finest weather to be found, but for
the wind and dust. A great many
prefer the dry season but I do not from
the fact it is too hot and dusty. We
have about twice as much rain on
this side as in Panama. Perhaps you
will be interested in the agriculture
of the country. American people
have manifested considerable inter
est in the agricultural possibilities..
Briefly, what are theze possibilities ?
The greater part of the Canal Zone
land consists of hill country above de
scribed. On these hills the soil 3
generally shallow and rocky and in
a few years of successful cultivation
would wash away a goodly part of the
soil. Besides the steepness, rockiness
and generally shallow soil conditions
of the hill regions it must be recog
nized that the climate here is such
that Aemrican farmers after a de
.ade more or less would in most cases
not have sufficient energy, and ambi
tion left to insure their success. On
the richer lands of the valley and
costal plains areas the sanitation
would have to be financed. No individ
ual farming community could ever
hope to pay the bills of a successful
war on mosquitoes and other pesls.
This does not apply to all of Panama.
In the western provinces especially
those of Chiriqui, Veraquas and Los
valleys with cool and healtlifhl climate
where coffee, cattle and other tropi
cal and semi-tropical agricultural pur
suits give considerable promise of
As to the timber most of the use
ful timber within the Canal Zone was
harvested years ago. What remains
has but little commercial value out
side of the fact that it serves a few
There are other parts of Panama,
however outside the Canal Zone that
have fairly good forests, of useful
timber. Within the Canal Zone there
are many varieties of rock. There are
too many to undertake to give an ac
curate description. Since the days
of Spanish occupation stories attrib
uting rich mineral deposits to the
Isthmus have persisted. Even today,
lost Spanish mine myths find cre
dence among many. What are the
facts regarding the mineral wealth of
In many of the streams within the
Canal Zone "colors" of go'.d can be
obtained by washing the gravel. So
far no placer deposits of any value is
known and there is no indication that
any such deposit may be discovered
within the Zone. This is a wide open
country. Stores, saloons and other
places of business are kept open on
Sunday same as through the week,
except work of the United States; an-
ly such work as that which must be
our personal belongings exposed in
our quarters as we do here we would
not have anything when we returned,
as a rule they are not thieves, neither
will they fight. They do not gofrm
ed with guns and razors as do the
negroes in some sections of the
The majority of the negroes here
have a fair education, especially those
from Jamacia. They are British suo
jects and have been educated not hav
ing much work to do they have had
the advantage of schools.
I will not write more as no doubt
you will tire of this mixed lot of
stuff. As to local and current events
you would not appreciate them from
here, not knowing the Conditions.
If any particular point you win like
to know about I will take pleasure
in trying to answer any -questions you
may asj Known 10 mo; u not Known
I will endeavor to secure from the
proper source the desired informa
tion. With best wishes for you and will
be glad to hear from you at any time.
Yours very truly,
JNO. D.j JENNINGS.
. Cristobal, C. Z., May 3, 1914.
To AH Sunday School Workers
in Randolph County.
I wish to call your attention to
the International Sunday School
Convention, which meets in Chi
cago June 23rd to 30th. A fine
program has been prepared and
those who attend the Conven
tion will have an opportunity to
hear a number of the strongest
and most helpful speakers in
North America and some from
The convention will be of
high order and intensely practi
cal from start to finish. The
daily Bible Hour will be in
charge of Dr. F. B. Meyer, of
London. Prof. E. O. Excell wiil
have charge of the music. Con
ferences will be conducted in the
afternoon covering all depart
ments of Sunday School work,
including missionary work
among the negroes and foreign
speaking people of America.
Plans are being made for the
most complete classified Sunday
School exhibit ever held, both
educational and commercial.
There will be a parade for Chi
cago Sunday Schools, in which it
is hoped they can have 100,000
Sunday School members in line.
Round trip tickets from Ashe
boro to Chicago is $29.75. Each
delegate will be charged a regis
tration fee of $3.00, which will
entitle them to the privilege of
voting, reserved seats, and many
advantages. Special cars have
been arranged for the North
Carolina delegation and if the
full allotment of one hundred
and twenty delegates can be se
cured, a spe'eial train will be run
to carry those going from North
Carolina. I shall be glad to com
municate with anyone interest
ed in attending this convention
and can furnish additional infor
mation as to exact plans, etc.
Hoping to have Randolph
County well represented at this
great Convention, I am,
Yours very truly,
L. F. ROSS,
Pres. Randolph Co., S. S. Asso.
See Mexico for Tm Cent".
The Expoi-iiUon Car called "See
Lnig Mexico" will be on exhibit In
Asheboro twk days next week. Fri
day and Saturday1, June 5 and 6,
on sidetrack near Southern depot.
ThSa car contains alii kinds of
real articles from Old Mexico ag
ricultural, industrial, mineral and
museum exhibits, lloaded by the
Madero Government. Car li in
charge of Americans, but has a na
tive Mexican traveling with it.
Bring your children fcr a "Trip to
Mexico" going through this Expo
sition Car is almost equal to an
8.000-m1le trip throufeh Old! Mexico.
Ladies need not hesitate to visit the
exhibit as there are ladies on the
car. Admission 10 cents. Remem
ber the dates, next Friday and Sat
By J. F Hardin, Dealer in Produce
Asheboro, N. C, May 28, 1914.
EGGS, per doz 16c
Chickens, all sizes, per lb 21c
HENS, per lb... 12c
HAMS. Smoked 17c
SIDES, Smoked 14c
LIBERTY BOOK CLUB.
Officers Elected and an Interesting
Liberty, May 23. The Liberty Book
Club met May 14, at the home of Mrs.
W. T. Smith, with Mrs. Herbert Smith
presiding. It was a dreary afternoon
but the house was made cheery and in
viting with large bowls and vases of
It was time for election of officers
and the t blowing were elected: Presi
dent, Mrs. W. H. Allbright; Vice-
President, Mrs. J. R. Smith; secretary
and treasurer, Mrs. Charles Smith.
A burlesque on the past years en
tertaining was read by Mrs. Charles
Progressive rook was the feature of
Lettuce and pimento sandwiches,
stuffed olives, and coffee were served.
For Register of Deeds.
To the voters of Randolph county
hereby announce myeelf as a
candidate for the office of Regls
t r of DupHk, fuhject to ihe Demo
cratic primaries of Randolph coun
ty. ; i E. O. YORK.
Liberty. N. C May 26, 1914.
Special to The Courier;
As the time Is now on for the se
lection of candidates for county of
ficers, we wish to place before) the
voters of Randolph county the name
of Mr. J. M. Cavtneea of Coleridge,
who would make an excellent Clerk
of the Court. Mr. Cavinese 1a a
successful business man and is very
popular In the rectlon of the coun
ty where he Is best known.' i
Let us nominate Mr.. Cavlnesa for
Clerk of the Court and he will
lead the Democratic ticket im the
I hereby announce that I shall
ihe a candidate for the office oil
Clerk oft the I Superior Cburt of
Randolph county, subject tw the
decision of the Democratic primary
in August next. If nominated and
elected' I promise to do my duty to
the best off my ability and with
courtesy and falrnefw to all who
have dealings with the office.'
J. M. CAVENESS,
CtJieridge. N. C. May 25, 1914
Get Out From Under the
Shadow oE the Knife.
Thousands of women on
the verge of serious sur
gical opera lions are saved
Ly a timely use oi
;.- Vtlnm the
V creat female
Taken in time they can be cured and
the operation avoided.
The tonic principle of Stella-Vita.
picks you up and gives you new life and
nope, new desire3 and energy, new
strength and purpose in life.
For two generations Dr. Thacher has
been helping Southern women to better
health, to more cheerful lives. Stella
Vita is the means employed and evolv
ed by this celebrated physician from
thousands of test cases.
Any woman who suffers even in a
slight degree can be benefited by just
one bottle of this celebrated remedy.
Don't put it off, don't neglect yourself
and become old and care worn before
vour time. Get a bottle of Stella- Vita
from your tkakr if you find that
it docs not improve your condition the
dealer will return full purchase price.
But it will help you. It will improve
your digestion, clear up your complex
ion and work wonders with your dispo
sition nnd appearance. Get a bottle
today. Don't delay! Your dealer sells
this wonderful guaranteed-to-benefit
remedy in $1 bottles. Thacher Medicine
Co., at Chattanooga, Tenn.
An elaborate machine has lately
been invented for taking X-ray mov
ing pictures of the interior of the
stomach and intestines. The object
is to show the process of digestion, so
that in the case the patient is suffer
ing from indigestion the physician
can see just what it wrong. But the
same idea may be used in teaching
physiology, but not only of the de
gestive tract but also of the heart,
lungs, nervous system, etc.
By Being Constantly Scpplied With
McDuff, Va. "I suffered for several
Sears," says Mrs. J. B. Whittaker, ol
lis place, "with sick headache, and
Ten years ago a friend told me to try
Thcdford's Black-Draught, which I did,
and I found it to be the best family medi
cine for young and old.
I keep Black-Draught on band all the
time now, and when my children feel a
little bad, they ask me for a dose, and it
does them more good than any medicine
they ever tried.
We never have a long spell of sick
ness in our family, since we commenced
Thedford's Black-Draught is purely
vegetable, and has been found to , regu
late weak stomachs, aid digestion, re
lieve Indigestion, colic, wind, nausea,
headache, sick stomach, and similar
It has been in constant use for more
than 70 years, and has benefited more
than a million people.
Your druggist sells and recommend!
Black-Draught. Price only 25c. Oet a
Backage to-day. V.CU1
RE-SALE. OF VALUABLE REAL
By virtue of authority in the under
signed vested by a decree of the Su
perior Court of Randolph county in
the Special Proceedings entitled "Ben
jamin A. Scott, S. D. Scott and Jo
seph M. Scott vs. Clara Parks and
her husband, Colon Parks, Annie L.
Scott, et al.," the undersigned will re
sell at public auction to the highest
SATURDAY, THE 6TH DAY OP
at 12 o'clock M., at the Court House
door in the Town of Asheboro in said
County, the following real estate:
A tract of land in Columbia Town
ship about one mile from the town of
Ramseur, and bounded as follows:
Betrinninc: at a nile of white flint
rocks on the south side of the old
stage road, Kindred Craven's corner
(now Jackson Craven's) and running
with his line south ninety chains and
fourteen links to a stone; thence south
eight, east twenty-one chains and
ninety links (21.90chs) to white flint
in the old line; thence north 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, containing Twenty-one
Acres, more or less.
Beginning at a stone and runs
south 5 chains and 7 links to a per
simmon bush, Craven's corner; ther.ce
south eight east 21 chains and 90 links
to persimmon bush, Craven's corner;
thence nort 5 chains and 11
links' to a white flint, the
southeast corner of the 20
acre tract described above; thence
north 8, west 21 chains and 90 links
to the beginning, containing 11 acres
more or less, excepting one-half acre.
The foregoing lands, being near the
flourishing Town ,of Ramseur, are
TERMS OF SALE: One-third cash,
payable on the day of the sale; one
third on a credit of six months: and
the remaining one-third on a credit
of twelve months, the deferred pay
ments to draw interest at the rate of
six per cent, per annum, and pur
chaser to give not with security for
said deferred payments.
This the 21st day of May, 1914.
S. D. SCOTT and G. S..BRADSHAW,
Day Phone 158
With honast weight and count for
your Eggs, Chickens, Hens, etc.
J. E. HARDEN
Asheboro, N. C.
From our big refrigerators, hot
from the oven, is what makes our
meats irresistable. The tempting
odor, the rich juice, and . finally,
the splendid .tender taste will
tempt the most confirmed veget
arian. You can always get what
you want from us as we Keep all
kinds of fresh meats and fish.
Remember phone 87.
Turn Oil Into Crops
Kerosene, the cheapest and most concentrated fuel In the
world today, is what goes Into the
The Secor-Higgins Oil-Fuel System used only in the OUPuU,
burns kerosene and even cheaper distillate more efficiently
than most other internal-combustion tractors burn gasoline
The OilPull, in either 15-30, 25-45, or 30-60 horse power size
will show real profits through bigger yields, work done when
you want it, horse andSabor cost saved. It will do every variety
of field work well breaking, drilling, hauling and har
vesting. Close regulation makes it the best tractor for run
ning separators, balers, corn shcllers, husker-shredders, feed
mills and saw mills.
There are mora than 4,000 OilPull Tractors In ucceaafnl as. What tb
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nd 11,000 dealers. Supplies and repair oa short node. Ask km catalog:
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Night Phone 188
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