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WILLIAM J. BRYAN WILL BE IN ASHEBORO THE FOURTH, CERTAIN
ISSUED WEEKLY PRINCIPLES. NOT MEN ONE DOLLAR PER YEAR
VOL. 39 V Asheboro, N. C, Thursday, June 25, 1914 No. 25
ABOUT SEASON TICKETSMR. BRYAN WILL LECTURE
TO PAY GENERAL ADMISSION
FOR EACH ATTRACTION AY ILL
COST YOU FIVE DOLLARS AND
TWENTY-FIVE CENTS A SEA
SON TICKET ONLY COSTS TWO
DOLLARS AND ADMITS YOU TO Chautau
EACH ATTRACTION . to July
" SECRETARY OF STATE WILL
THE CHIEF ATTRACTION OF
C. UTAUQUA WEEK BUY
YO ' TICKETS NOW
The -omoters of the Asheboro
which embraces June 2ii
re elated over their sue
cess in see -g Mr. Bryan as one of
A word of explanation about s
tickets to the Chautauqua ma
helpful to some who do not fully- un- and his address will be the feature of
derstand it. the Chautauqua. The appearance cf
There are two kinds, whole ana nan Mr. Bryan in Asheboro is assured
tickets. Any person over twelve years Following is a letter from Mr. Paul
old will be charged two dollars, and Pearson, president of the Chautauqua,
this will admit mm to ininy-one relative to the matter: "1 salute
events including the lecture given by Asheboro! When our representative
Mr. Bryan. Half tickets are sold to reported on Asheboro he said it was
children from five years to twelve the hvest town on the map. He
years for one dollar each. right. Y'ou did not know that I was
These tickets are transferable. If trying to arrange for Mr. Bryan to
you have a season ticket and don't speak in Asheboro on the Fourth. Bat
want to go you can give 11 10 a mem- wnen you learned that there was a
ber of your family or a friend, or sell possibility that he could be secured
it for any attraction. you all got on the job at once. I re-
To pay general admission for each ceived many telegrams and letters,
attraction at 35 and 50 cents will cost from which there could be mistaking
you $5.25. To pay 50 cents each night .that Mr. Bryan is wanted in Ashe-
will cost you $3.uu, so you see jt win , boro, .......
be cheaper to buy a season ticket, if; "Well, Mr. Bryan is coming, I am
you attend at night only. The sale of happy to say. And I am sure you are
season tickets ceases at noon Monday, happy, too. Tell your friends that he
If you do not have one by ,that time will speak at the Asheboro Chautauqua
you will have to pay a general aa- at 3.4o o'clock on July the Fourth."
mission which is much more expensive. Only holders of season tickets to
Buy now, and save money. (the Chautauqua will be certain of a
The lecture given by Mr. Bryan seat on the occasion of Mr. Bryan's
alone will cost you in large cities, appearanc . and thase who are anx
from ?1 to $2 dollars. Why not hear ious to hear him shouldn't fail to se
him now, and a whole week of enter- cure a season ticket. The number of
tainment besides for $2.00 only I season tickets is limited to 700, and
Season tickets will be on sale at 700 seats will be reserved for all per
Supt. Bulla's office from now until formances. Season tickets will not be
Monday. Be sure you have one before sold after the Chautauqua opens and
it is too late. . jthe only safe plan is to buy a ticket
If you have a season ticket, you 'are this week. After the onenine of the
sure of a seat up to the time of the Chautauqua only general admission
beginning ot any penormance. ii tickets will be sold and the price will
you depend upon buying single ad- be 35 cents for each afternoon per
missions you take cnances. ine teni tormance and 00 cents lor night,
win, oi course be crowaea at some oi
the attractions, and when Mr. Bryan
comes standing room will be at a pre-
GENERAL NEWS ITEMS
It is proposed to name Culebra Cut,
ranama, after the. late Col. DavrJ
Dub Gaillard, who died after an ill
ness aggrevated by overwork on the
In the state-wide primary in Minn
esota last week Congressman Ham
mond won the nomination for gov
ITEMS OF INTEREST TAKING
PIjACK THIS WEEK THROUGH- ernnor.
OUT THE IHtFLREJuT htu- President Wilson sent King George
TOUTS OF THE WORLD, !0f England a telegram of congratu-
Accordmg to reports received by iation on the latter's birthday Moil
me uepui uiieuk ml agnv.un.ic mo flay
11. been .UV,Tc,l fomjr b. l.rgoH.n .nd .tat
ivhn violate! his nnnl. . U,nted CUntiy. .
;,, 0,.1.1.ni(,nt wna apt. nsidft. General Villa is determined to corn-
Transcontinental railways won plete the absolute defeat of Huerta
their fight for title to some $700,000,- and snt his way to Mexico City, ir
000 worth of oil lands when the Sj- respective of action General Carran
preme court last Monday held void z& ay take. Reports say that after
the clause ia the patents making the-"" succeeds in occupying Zacatc
land revert to the government founl he will push on south at once
to contain minerals. .without waiting for troop movement
Through the invitation of the Unit- other than those under his own direc-
ed States government and the good "o"'
omces of three !Louth American meui- creation or a commission with
ators. representatives of the two war- broad authority to control federal ac
ring factions in Mexico the consti- tivity in waterway improvement has
tutionalists and the Huerta govern- been proposed in the pending river.?
ment soon will be brought lace to and harbors appropriation bill by
face in an informal conference, dis- Senator Newlands.
tinct from the mediation proceeding?. Miss Edythe Havemeyer, daughter
The Standard Oil Commpany lost of the late Henry Havemeyer of New
its vigorously waged fight against York, who is now living in London. i3
government -regulation of its pipe to be married to the Earl of Euston,
lines Monday when the Supreme heir ot the Duke ot Graiton who
Court upheld the validity of the 93 years old.
amendment to the Hepburn rate law, j The Supreme court ha9 upheld the
which declared oil pipe lines across validity of the statutes under which
state lines common carriers subject the Supreme court of Tennessee held
to the authority of the Interstate that former slaves have no mherun
Commission. ble blood and can not inherit prop
The Interstate Commerce Conimis- erty under the ordinary rules of kin
sion's socalled . inter-mountain rate ' ship.
orders were sustained as valid lat Annie Wright,- five and a half years
Monday by the Supreme Court whicn old, who was found abandoned in an
held at the same time, that the lav East Side hallway when she was eight
v:as constitutional. Both had been months old, and whose parents have
attacked by transcontinental rail-1 never been found, become the heiress
roads. The defunct Commerce court, to a fortune through her adoption by
faoocu vvc uic niiou.uuwiia uv.i-iiaiuaun t-. atauvjic auu 1113 VW.LC, 1U13,
; u.i u A..)nt.a nr 1 r
ground that the commission had no The farmers around New Jersey,
authority to issue "blanket" or "zone",wha' have been furnishing the Belvi
orders and might act only on the dere Creamery with from 6,000
reasonableness of specific rates. to 7,000 quarts of mj'k
Recently President Wilson tired a day have struck for an aa
Henry Franklin Johnson from the of'
fice of Recorder of Deeds for the Dis
trict of Columbia, because, he said,
Johnson was not a Progressive Dem
ocrat. A progressive white Demo-
creat, Jim Lloyd, of Tarboro, ha;t
been recommended to succeed John
son by the entire Illinois delegation
and also by Representative Claud
Kitchin. Lloyd edited a paper in Il
linois and was a strong supporter of
Criticism of the proposed treaty
to settle the differences between the
United States and Colombia over the
separation of Panama, brought forth
a statement from Secretary Bryan
last Monday night, defending the
clause expressing "sincere regret" on
the part of the United States that
mar friendly relations between the
two countries. The expression "hon
est regret" Mr. Bryan said, was used
in the memorandum drafted during
the Taft administration on which the
present negotiations as well as thost;
which previously had failed were
The Supreme Court has decided
that railroads are not liable for -in
jury to interestate employees or mem
bers of their families riding on passes
vance in the price and now want 4
cents a quart. They have been get
ting 2 1-2 cents a quart and insist
that tne price is way down and does
not pay for labor.
Peter Rebaci, a 12-year eld Italian,
a tool of a black hand "murder syn
dicate" in West Chester county, New
York, was put to death in the elec
tric chair at Sing Sing Monday.
Officers and men of the naval mili
tia will receive 10 per cent additional
pay when on sea duty under condi
tions where officers of the regular
navy are allowed similar compensa
tion, as a result of a ruling Monday by
Comptroller Downey, of the treasury.
In a mine explosion at Hilcrest, Al
berta, last week 104 miners were
hopelessly entombed. Ninety-one
bodies were taken from the mine but
the other 104 of the total 195 min
ers have not been recovered.
Stories come from the wheat fields
of Kansas of an unusually fine har
vest this year.
president Wilson is in favor of
selling the two battleships, Missis
sippi and Idaho to Greece, if there is
to be no immediate war. as the Greeks
affirm Wilcrnn antra ttn St Ii. Ii.il
any idea that the vessels were to be
which contain stipulations that the used in the near future against Tur
passengers asume all risks while key or any other nation he would not
Munp transported. - -- support the project..
iAftt' 1 six
HON. Wm. JENNINGS BRYAN
Who will lecture in Asheboro on
July Fourth at 3:45 o'clock, under
the auspices of the Asheboro Chau
ASHEBORO CHAUTAUQUA PROGRAM
Superintendent Dr. D. A. Harmon.
Captain of Tent Crew Raymon T. Bye.
Junior Chautauqua Leader Margaret Bye.
MONDAY, JUNE 29.
AFTERNOON Admission, 33 cents
2.30 Opening Conducted by the Chairman of the Asheboro Chau
Series Lecture Dr. A. I). Harmon, "The Church and Her
Debt to Denoniinationalism.'
Concert McKinnie Operatic Company.
Impersonations Elsworth Plumstead.
EVENING Admission, 50 cents
Concert McKinnie Operatic Company.
Illustrated Lecture A. Roy Fred Carter, "The Panama Canal
and the Panama-Pacific Exposition.
TUESDAY, JUNE 30. AFTERNOON Admission, 33 cents
2.30 Series Lecture Dr. Harmon, "The Church and Social Waste."
3.15 Concert The Chautauqiiu Trio (Violinist, Pianist, Contralto.)
EVENING Admission, 50 cents
7.30 Concert The Chautauqua Trio.
8.00 Lecture Frank Dixon, "The Social Survey, or, Taking Stock
of a Town."
WEDNESDAY, JULY 1
AFTERNOON Admission, 33 cents
Series Lecture Dr Harmon, "The Church and Scci: 1 Demo
cracy. Concert The Original Strollers Quartet.
Lecture-Recital Paul M. Pearson, "The Joy of Living."
Admission, 50 cents
Concert Strollers Quartet.
Entertainment Ross Crane, Cartoonist and Clay Modeler.
THURSDAY, JULY" 2. AFTERNOON Admission, 33 cents
2.30 Series Lecture Dr. Harmon, "The Church and the Laboring
3.15 Imperial Russian Quartet.
3.45 Drama The College Players, "Rada," by Alfred Noyes.
Admission, 50 cents
7.30 Concert Imperial Russian Quartet.
8.00 Drama The College Players, "Twelfth Night."
FRIDAY, JULY 3.
Admission, 35 cents
2.30 Series Lecture Dr. Harmon, "The Church and World Move
ments." 3.15 Concert Tyrolean Alpine Yodlers.
Admission, 50 cents
7.30 Concert Tyrolean Alpine Yolders.
8.00 Lecture Dr. Russell H. Conwell, "Acres of Diamonds"
9.30 Motion Pictures.
SATURDAY, JULY 4 AFTERNOON
2.30 Junior Chautauqua Play, presented by Children of Junior
3.15 Concert Victor and his Band.
3.45 Lecture Hon. William J. Bryan.
Admission, 50 cents
Concert Victor and his Band
Lecture Judge Ben. B. Lindsay, "The Misfortunes of Mick
ey." Motion Pictures.
SUNDAY, JULY 5
Sacred Concert Victor and hid Band.
Address Dr. Harmon.
Other details of the program to be arranged by the
Chautauqua Committee and the Superintendent
BIG FOURTH CELEBRATION
BIG THINGS WILL BE DOING IN
ASHEBORO THE FOURTH A
LIST OF THE PRIZES TO BE
GIVEN VISITORS EXPECTED
FROM SEVERAL DIFFERENT
Elaborate preparations are bei:i
made for the big Fourth of July cele
bration in Asheboro and the largest
crowd of visitors ever seen in the
town is expected on that day.
The business men are enthusiastic
over the plans that are being made
and are doing everything that thev
can to make the day a success. Some
ot the features arranged for the day
are as follows: Lectures by disting
uished men, special music, base bail
game, different kinds of races and
contests, free balloon ascension at 1
o'clock and grand fire works display at
night, ihe following prizes will be
Best decorated automobile in
Best decorated rig, buggy,
surry or wagon in parade,
any number of horses 5.00
Best groomed horse with rider
in parade 5.00
Most comical horse or mule and
Best Farmers' Union float in pa
Wagon bringing most people to
Excursion rates will be given on all
railroads, from points many miles
from Asheboro. Hundreds of people
are expected from South Carolina and
eastern North Carolina to hear the
chief orator of the day, Secretary of
state William Jennings Bryan. Come
prepared to stay for the evening pro
gram. Judge Ben B. Lindsay will de
liver his famous lecture, "The Mis
fortunes of Mickey," at 8 o'clock, after
which the fire works display and oth
er part of the program will be carried
Asheboro will present a very pa
triotic appearance on that day. Busi
ness houses and homes will be gaylv
decorated in the national colors. A
hearty welcome will await all visitors
and the freedom of the city will be
theirs. A good and enjoyable time is
assured to everyone who comes to help
celebrate the Fourth.
STATE NEWS ITEMS
HAPPENINGS OF INTEREST
GATHERED FROM. OUR EX
CHANGES AXJ) CONDENSED IN
A BRIEF FORM.
William Briggs, 12 year old son of
Mr. and Mrs. John Briggs of Dur
ham, leaped into a branch and was
drowned last Monday.
The North Carolina Board of Den
tal examiners met in Hendersonville
last Monday and continued in session
I for w days. There weie 52 applicants
among whom was one lady and four
The residence of Mrs. Alice Rowe, of
I Newton, was destroyed by fire last
Monday morning. The fire was first
discovered in the pantry, but had
I made such headway that the water
thrown on it had no effect.
I At the Democratic primary at Ox
jford last Saturday probably the larg
iest vote ever polled in a primary in
the county was cast.
Chairman Travis, of the Corpora
tion Commission, reported recently
that the railroad companies have ad
vised the Interstate Commerce Com
mission that a revision of the later
state freight rates via Norfolk into
North Carolina is in progress.
Despondent of ill-health, desertion
by her husband and failure to get
I work, Mrs. Lena Saunders, aged 13,
j of Durham, attempted suicide last
j Sunday night by drinking carbolic
'acid. She was taken to a hospital
Mrs. Mamie Uennett fcmitn, wne
of Major W. A. Smith, of Ansonville,
near Wadesboro, died suddenly last
Saturday afternoon of heart disease.
Engineer Bud Caldwell, of Spencer,
was attacked with acute indigestion
while on his run last Saturday night
and died on Monday.
The State Veterinary Association
met in Wilson Tuesday and Wednes
day of this week.
G. W. Cooper, a rural mail carrier
from Faison, died last Saturday.
At the close of the revival meeting
at Spring Garden Street Methodist
church, Greensboro, last week, fiftv
persons gave their names to join the
At the close of the Baptist co-operative
meeting in Greensboro last
week there had been 100 professions
and 64 had given in their names to
join the church.
Rev. Sidney T. Shore, formerly a
teacher at Whitsett Institute and
later at our State University, died at
his home in iieretord. Texas, re
In continuance of the policy inaug
urated by the State University in
1913, conferences on matters relating
to the rural life of North Carolina
and the high schools of the state are
being held this week at the summer
Two negroes and a horse were shot
at a negro festival near Salisbury
Saturday night when Dave Bell and an
unknown negro engaged in a duel. Both
of the duelists were wounded and a
horse standing near was shot. Of
ficers jailed Bell but were unable to
locate the other negro.
ine nrst cotton bloom reported
from the eastern part of the state
came in last Monday from Cary.
An ordinary nouna dog was the
THE JUNIOR CHAUTAUQUA
METHODS BY WHICH CHILDREN
MAY EARN MONEY FOR JUNIOR
(HA IT A UQ LA TICK ETS AN
INTERESTING TIME IS BEING
PLANNED FOR THE CHILDREN.
Just about a year ago the work of
the Junior Chautauqua began, in close
connection with the bigger movement
which we might call the Senior Chau
tauqua. Today, the words Junior
Chautauqua are magic words for 10,
000 children in the towns of seven
states. All these children and many
more, in these and five additional
states, are now waiting anxiously for
the coming week of stories, games,
folk-dancing and athletics, which is the
other spelling of Junior Chautauqua.
Some of the children in this town
have been saving their pennies for
months to earn the precious dollar
that pays for a Junior Chautauqua
ticket. We have heard some interest
ing stories of how they and many chil
dren of other towns have earned the
Many Methods. Some small folk
secured their money just by "being
good," and a little boy, as a reward i'or
taking a nap every day without the
violent objections of the past, washing
dishes, carrying firewood, running er
rands, weeding gardens, and tending
babies, all proved fruitful sources of
income. Jimmy Wilson "picked rot
ten potatoes out of good ones." Billy
Ford proudly announced, "I have
$2.35 for the Junior Chautauqua."
"How did you do it" was the natural
question. "I shoveled snow, and I hope
it will snow some more. I have three
little brothers, and I want to earn
tickets for them all. Last year they
could not go, and I had to tell them
all to go to the Junior Chautauqua,
Perhaps the most valuable hint for
saving money came from a little girl
who announced that her way was to
"get a bank that you can't open until
it's full. And I have $5.00 enough
for five Chautauquas," she proudly ad
ded. A number of parents have foun-l
the prospect of Junior Chautauqua the
best possible stimulus for good school
"I get ten cents for every 100 on my
school report, and five cents for every
'Excellent,' " says Mary Bird.
"And if I get 'Excellent' in every
thing all through the year, I'll get a
whole Junior Chautauqua titket," an
swers her chum Virginia.
There is one Sunday School which
has offered a Junior Chautauqua ticket
to every child with a perfect record
for attendance' throughout the year.
That Sunday School had better look
well to its treasury, for the outlook
is that it will have many tickets to
Of course .the grown-ups are help
ing the children in many ways. In
school are acting as banks for the re
ceipts of the children's pennies, anj
Gettysburg. Pa., the teachers in the
as soon as a child's deposit reaches the
amount of S! cents some public-spirited
men in the town adif the balance of
11 cents to make up the dollar.
A Fund of .SS0. In Bloomsburg,
women of the town have collected a
fund of $80, with which to purchase
tickets for these children whose earn
ings, small or large, must go to swell
the family pocket-book. These chil
dren are to be selected by their school
teachers on the basis of their school
work. All this effort on the part of the
children means that they remember
well the joys of last summer. And
this i true in a remarkable degree.
The director of the Junior Chautauqua
has visited all the Junior Chautauqua
towns during the past winter. Every
where the children surounded hi;r,
telling what they remembered, the
games, exactly as they were played,
the stories, word for word as they
were told. And this, not ore of a doz
en towns, but in the entire hundred
visited last summer Liy tire Junior
i The Junior Chautauqua this sum
mer will be better than ever. There
will he new stories, new songs, new
games, mere wil be "hikes" for the
children over twelve years of age,
these "hikes" to be accompanied by
special stories. There will be folk
dancing to the music of the "Victrola,"
and a track-meet one day for the eld
er boys. There will be story-hour in
the afternoon, while the grown-ups
are having their session in the big
tent. And on the last day, there will
be a play, "Mother Nature's Garden."
In this little play, the Junior leader
will take the part of Mother Nature,
whose four messengers, Rain, Frost!
Hail and Sunshine, go forth into every
corner of the earth, returning with the
children of every nation, each nation
bearing its own flag, dancing its na
tional dance, and singing its most lov
cause of the escape of two negroes
who werp ninninir a innnn.!,;.. j:.
tillery near the Harnett county line
last Monday morning. The officers
in Raleigh heard of the still and had
gone to seize it. A pet dog gave the
two negroes warning of the presence
of the officers nnrl ttia nmnniia .
away while the dog treed one of the
officers. They captured the whiskey
and still, however.
lhe M. Uzzell Company print
shOD in Ralpicrh Vl fnriaA in on
Pend work far nna Hatr thin atul.
account of the report made by John.
r. iuangum, ouuaing inspector. He
Said that the third flnnr woa
loaded, that it was nnt itnu
to carry the weight on it. Contrac
tor Thompson declared it to be safe
and work was resumed the next day.