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WM. O. HAMMER. EDITOR.
A. W. C1JNE, ASSOCIATE- EDITOR
AND BUSINESS MANAGER.
TELEPHONE NO. 5.
Asheboro, N. C, July 16th, 1914.
Have you noticed anything lately
that reminds you of a little pug dog
running after and barking at the heela
of a large mastiff?
Henry Ford, manufacturer of Ford
automobiles, says that his business is
better now than ever in its history.
Take that, "Business Depression"
Hurrah for Elizabeth City. No
more carnivals will be allowed to stop
there to deal out crime and demorali
zation to the citizens of the town.
What a victory for the moral forces
it would be if every town on the face
of the earth would put the ban on
these debauching shows.
Mooresville, Iredell county, has re
cently been added to the list of Co
operative Creamery towns in North
Carolina. A charter for this cream
ery has just been issued. How long,
farmers, before such a charter will no
issued for the Randolph Co-operative
Are you helping to advertise your
town ? There are a thousand ways in
which you can help bring ycur town
to the front. The only wry to builj
u town is for all to work together
with concerted action. Are you pul
ling alone, or are you vith the com
bined forces? Which?
The Courier congratulates Davi l
son county public schools upon their
securing as superintendent, Mr. P. L.
Feezor to succeed Prof. J.. E. Hill,
who died from an attaack of typhoid
fever. Prof. Hill did a great work
during his term of office, and his un
finished plans will be carried out with
success by his successor. Mr. Feezcr
is highly recommended as an educat'.'i".
Randolph for some time has been
doing some permanent work in road
building. Many miles of native
gravel road extend in several direc
tions of the county and the good work
is still going on. The work is done
without blow or buster r.nd the roads
are being constructed at a minimum
cost and in accordance with a wise
and business like poiicy.
Attention is called to the local no
tice in this issue of the A. and M. Col
lege at Raleigh. While Randolph
county has furnished a number of
boys as students in this institution,
the amount should beldoubled this year.
In the twenty-five years of its exist
ence the school has grown more rap
idly than any other school in the
South. Send your boy to the A. and
M. this fall.
The great tidal wave of prosperity
now sweeping this country will in its
rapid progress soon wipe off the face
of the earth the "measly" little sore
politicians that continue to cry Calam
"Business Depression" is a subject
that has become quite common by oft
repeated vuse by those who have
sought to bring discredit o the Wil
son Administration. Those who are
crying Calamity! Calamity! and "Bu
siness Depression" are asked to name
any place that calamiy is staring in
the face and prove that the Wilson
Administration is responsible. Read
"Calamity Lies Nailed," on page ona.
GENERAL NEWS ITEMS
It is not always whiskey, wine or
cider that causes death, but the de
sire for the deadly poison sometimes
affords a passage to the other world.
Last week Dr. C. L. Cook, a physician,
SI yeaars old, living in Wilkes county,
went to the cellar to get a drink of
cider. He through mistake picked up
a bottle of carbolic acid and drank it
and died hi a few minutes. Beware
of even the thirst for these drinks.
"Teddy" has been receiving num
bers of protests from Progressive
leaders all over New York state,
against his running for Governor.
The German steamship Mendoza
went ashore off the coast of Areen
tina in a fog last Saturday. She had
jji people on board,
Search for the banditti who held up
the west bound "Katy-Flyer" on the
Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad,
sixty miles north west of St. Louis,
continues without definite results.
Six persons killed and property
damage estimated at hundreds of
thousands of dollars was the toll last
Friday of cloud bursts and electrical
storms in Philadelphia.
After writing a letter to his moth
er, Travy Livingstone, of Andalusia.
Ala., aged 2S, drank two ounces of
carbolic acid and was dead in ten
According to a .etctpnont issued re
cently by the public health service
Virginia had a more favorable ty
phoid fever report in 1913 than any
other state. There were 5,:i!)8 cases
reported in that state.
July 23 is the last day on which the
three members of the Federal Re
serve Board already confirmed by the
Senate may take their oath of office.
The three members are Charles S.
Hamlin, Adolph C. Miller and W. P.
Telegrams rnd letters favoring the
confirmation of Paul M. Warburg, of
New York, and Thomas D. Jones, of
Chicago, as members of the Federal
Reserve Board, have begun to pile in
on Senators of the Banking Commit
tee. Many are from individuals and
some from organizations.
At the Carranza Villa concilliation
conference at Torreon an effort to
prevent General Carranza or any of
the military leaders in the revolution
from becoming candidates for the
presidency or vice-presidency failed
to be adopted.
A cloud burst in the mountain re
gion east of Scranton, Pennsylvania,
Hooded the Roaring Brook valley and
fiats along the Lackawanna River.
Railroads were tied up and much
property damage resulted. Three
boys were swept down the river on a
stump. Two were rescued but the
In Portland, Maine, they have pro
duced a new brand of whiskey. The
other day the sheriff's deputies siez-
ed what they supposed to be a tubful
of whiskey, the contents of a five-gallon
keg having been poured into a
galvanized iron tub for the purpose of
dilution and some other things added
to sharpen the taste, it is said that
Portland topers have been reveling in
this sort of stuff for years. Tobacco
leaves, prune juice, red and black
pepper, oak and hemlock bark, mo
lasses and alcohol are the ingredients
TOLD HER TO DO IT
Joe Johnson Was Instigator of Plot
Which Caused His Brother's Death
Arch Johnson, brother of Joe John
son, who was killed by his.vife at Tar
boro recently, has also been arrested
since the confession of Mrs. Johnson.
Soon after his arrest he said "I am
willing to take all the blame for the
death of my brother if that will help
her any, and if either of us have to
die for the crime I want to be the one."
He also said, "I loved my brother,
but I loved his wife more and it was
because of this that I allowed myself
to get into this scrape. I bought the
pistol with which the killing was
done and gaave ot to Mrs. Johnson
on Saturday morning before the kil
ling was done on that night; I knew
what she was going to do with it."
Mrs. Johnson says that she and Arch
Johnson had planned the crime and
that Arch told her eto throw the pis
tol to the side of tKe road so that he
could get it the next morning. She
says that he told her he would stick
to her throught it all and when told
of his confession she stated that she
was satisfied with it and that he was
doing as he said he would. Johnson
broke down and wept bitterly as he
told that story of how he became im
plicated and said he did not want his
folks to know about it. He is only 21
years old. Neither he nor Mrs. John
son have as yet retained any attor
MRS. THOMPSON CHARGED
Cats of Mistaken Purpose.
"Does your father object to kiss
ing?" "I dont' know. Shall I tell him
that you would like to kiss him?"
From the Diary of a Scrooge.
Feb. 3. Bit off the tips of three
feathers that got familiar with my
face. Also had codflsh for dinner. It
was a very dry day, all in all. Buffalo
In United States Orchards.
In the United Slates there are
more than 2U0,0i'O,0UO apple trees of
bearing age, about 20,000,000 pear
trees, and more than 16,000,000 cherry
Making Your Own Glue.
A simple, effective glue that is
harmless, colorless and odorless can
be made by adding ordinary tapioca
to water and boiling.
Immune From Certain Diseases.
It Is believed that previous to civil
isation baldness was unknown among
American Indians. The uncivilized In
dian apparently Is yet free from pella
gra and almost immune from cancer.
"Bull" Froi North Wales.
Wales produces bulls other than
thofce found in cattle shows. A North
Wales correspondent, says the Western
iiaS, calls upon the parish councils to
hoM meetings oZ protest. "In the mean
time," he says, "I hope abler pens than
lulae will put their shoulder to the
wheel and flood the columns of your
pier until satisfaction is forthcomr
A noticeable feature of 'he Ran
dolph Teachers' Institute was so many
bright young men in attendance. A
better day is dawning for the public
schools when the young men take an
active part in the work. The young
ladies maake the best kind of teach
ers but it 13 only a question of time
until they drop out to take up that
high and noble calling home build
ing. Pay the young men living sala
ries and they will make the work a lif e
Be sure that you are lawfully mar
ried, says the Greensboro Daily Rec
ord. A young man applied to Register
Rankin in Guilford for license to mar
ry a girl in Rockingham. The cou
ple was duly married by a magistrate
at the bride's home and when the li
cense was returned Register Rankin
saw at once that the marriage was
invalid and notified the parties, who
will have to be married over again.
Be sure that you are niarried in the
county in which the license was issued.
STATE NEWS ITEMS
The day of home grown watermel
ons, lucious grapes and scuppernongs
is about at hand. These are days that
never will be lost sight of, especially
by the boy "down on the farm." Was
a boy ever happier than when told to
go to the scuppernong vine with a tin
bucket or to the watermelon patch with
a tow sack. Well does the Courier
man remember "lugging" for a half
a mile several big melons in a sack
thrown across his shoulders. This
was pleasant work compared to many
duties connected with running a news
paper.-, ' ,
The Progressives and Republicans of
Rockingham county have united and
nominated a ticket to run against the
The singing class from the Odd
Fellows' Orphanage is touring the
state and receiving a hearty welcome
everywhere. In Wilson, the sale of
tickets amounted to $400, in Eliza
beth City to more than $250.
E. J. Justice is at home in Greens
boro for his vacation. He has been on
the Pacific coast for some time
pressing suits brought by the United
States against large properties in
which millions of dollars are involved.
A rifle range prepared by nature
has been selected for the rifle prac
tice at CamD Grove, near Ashevilie.
It is onlv about a mile from the camp
and good roads lead to it. Kine prac
tice is to be one of the most interest
ing features of camp life there.
Saturday morning the supervisor
and miards at one of the Wake coun
ty convict camps were surprised when
two young negroes stopped at the
camp and said they had rather stop
there than to be at liberty. They had
escaped only the day before, but had
had enougn ireedom.
Carl Rosenbaum, a soda dispenser
for McNair's drug store at Tarboro,
saved the life of a little girl by grab
bing her from in front of a runaway
horse which was almost upon the
child. The runaway horse was blind
and the driver, who was a negro, waB
"Trachoma", the disease popularly
known as "granulated eye-lids", is
prevalent in only three counties in
North Carolina. The disease is com
mon among the Cheroke Indians in
Swain county, where it has spread to
the white population nearby, and
amonsr1 the native born in Mitchell
and Caldwell counties.
Dr. H. K. Edgerton, formerly of
Johnston county -North Carolina, .died
at Lebanon, Tenn. He was one of
Lebanon'! most useful and prominent
citizens. He was educated at Guil
fsd College, North Carolina. Before
be was 21 he entered the medical de
partment of Vanderbilt University
and the University of Nashville.
Chu"ch Appropriately Adorned.
At special Bervice for fishermen at
Cortor, near Lowestoft, England, the
church was adorned with nets, In
ivfilcfc herrings were enmeshed, that
were festooned around the nave. An
arch of oars from which was suspend
ed U sidelight, spanned the center
aisle, and flags, buoys, bladders and
other fishing gear completed the scene
Gnat Mm Needed Little Sleep
There are some re max table cases
oa record of deviations from the cus
tomary amount of sleep. Many per
sons have reached advanced are with
out ever having more than one or two
hours' sleep out of twenty-four. Oea
era! Plchegru Informed Bir Gilbert
Blane that In the course of his active
campaigns he had for a whole year
not more than one hour of sleep In
the twenty-four hours. Frederick of
Prussia and Napoleon, as a general
thing, never devoted more than three
or tour hours to sleep.
It is Alleged She Attempted to Burn
Public Service Building in Greens
bore, in Which Her Rooms Were
Two warrants charging arson were
sworn out by Capt. W. A. Scott, state
fire insurance inspector, against Mra.
Mabel Thompson, who is alleged to
have set fire to her own room in the
North Carolina Publice Service bulid
ing at Greensboro Monday. Mrs.
Thompson is at St. Leo's Hospital,
where she was carried after being
found in an unconscious condition in
her room which was dense with smoke.
Her room at hospital is under guard
and the warrant will be served as soon
as she has recovered sufficiently.
It was a few moments before four
o'clock when the people in the Benbow
Arcade, just across the street from
the building were startled by a flash
of light, coming from a front win
dow on the third floor of the North
Carolina Public Service building. When
the fire department arrived they found
the door to the room locked. When
they had bursted down the door, im
mense smoke belched forth, and on
the floor was the body of Mrs. Thomp
son, almost unconscious. Captain R.
E. Pearce. of the night police torce
was notified and made an investigation
It was after Mr. Scott had examined
the surroundings and taken into con
sideration previous fires that he decid
ed upon issuing warrants.
Mis. Ihompson is a daughter ot U.
A. Starbuck, formerly deputy marshal
at Greensboro, and was living with
her sister, Mrs, L. D. Sargeant and
occupied one of the rooms in the suite
of Mr. and Mrs. Sargeant on the third
EXAMPLE OF T. R.'S NERVE
Prejudiced Individual Eagerly Swal
lowed Story Concerning States
man He Disliked.
Just at the entrance of Portland
harbor, not far from the tip of Cape
Elizabeth, is a dreaded ledge known
as Trundys rock. It is carefully
buoyed by the government and for the
convenience of pilots is identified by
marking the buoy with the initials of
the ledge's name. My friend, a prac
tical joker of considerable activity,
was coming out of Portland one eve
ning on the Gov. Dingley and fell
Into conversation with a gentleman,
whose talk was of politics and whose
hatred of Mr. Roosevelt and all his
works was revealed as acute and
vivid. As the steamer churned on
toward the mouth of the bay it oc
curred to my friend to make use of
the situation. Wherefore he said:
"Do you know the nerviest thing the
colonel did when he was president?"
"No," said the Jviterlocutor. "But
I'd believe anything. What do you
call the nerviest thing he did?"
"I think," said the first speaker,
"that it took more gall to paint the
government's channel buoys with his
initials than anything else in his
"You don't mean that he did that?"
gasped the other. "Go on! He has
crust enough, but that's beyond be
lief!" "Just wait," was all the other said.
"We're just turning one ot those
buoys now. Look at It"
And there, just over the side, was
a huge can buoy brazenly marked in
letters several feet high, ' T. R."
Speechless with emotion and wrath
the gentleman sought his cabin vow
ing to write a letter to the editor. I
wonder if he really did it? Catch All,
in Lowell Courier-Cltlsen.
Orvtlle Wright, congratulated at a
banquet in Dayton upon a recent legal
victory, said: .
"Wow, our law business ended, we
can go to work on the business of de
veloping aeroplanes. For, though the
aeroplane has passed its infancy, It
will stand Improvements here and
"Yes, the aeroplane, I am glad to
say, 1b no longer In Its Infancy and,
gentlemen, It was mighty hard to
There's nothing small about the
Ford except its purchase price
and its cost to keep. In number
of cars, in worldwide use, in
quality of service to owners and
in its daily performance it is the
biggest car in the world. 530,000
users will testify to these facts.
Five hundred dollars is the price of the Ford
runabout; the touring car is five fifty; the
town car seven fifty-f. o. b. Detroit, com
plete with equipment. Get catalog and par
Asheboro Motor Gar Co., Inc.
Report of the Condition of the
BANK OF LIBERTY
at Liberty, N. C, at the close of
business, June 30th, 1914.
Loans and discounts $ 85,336.70
Overdrafts, secured and un
Banking house, furniture
and fixtures 3,iZ4.uu
Due from Banks and Bank-
Cash Items 217.20
Gold Coin 1,082.50
Silver coin, including all
minor coin currency j7e.bo
National Bank and other
U. S. notes a,zt4.uu
Capital stock paid in 10,000.00
Surplus fund 7,uuu.uu
Undivided vrofits less current ex-
..penses and taxes paid 644.25
Deposits subject to check 38,343.28
Savings deposits 30,915.48
Cfcfhier's checks outstanding 2,550.05
Acrued interest due depositors 600.00
State of North Carolina, County of
IB. M. Brower, cashier of the
above named bank do solemnly swear
that the above statement is true to
the best of my knowledge and belief.
B. M. BROWER, Cashier.
Correct Attest: v .
J. F. PICKETT,
G. W. WRIGHTSELL,
Subscribed an sworn to before me,
this 6th day of July, 1914.
W. B. OWEN, J. P.
A Home-Msde Remedy.
He My dear, see that I am not dis
turbed. I have to write a paper on
the abatement of the smoke nuisance.
She That's easy. Stop using cigar
Cause of Nervous Breakdown.
When we feel sleepy the drain upon
the nerve (Sells stops and the heart
has an opportunity to put them into
good worktag order again. The heart
luckily never gets tired unless we
strain it When we do demand too
much of Che heart it becomes unable
to repair the nerve cells properly dur
ing sleefs and as a result the who!
nervous system goes to pieces.
C A STOR I A
Crying Baby of tome Use.
A baby "crying In the night and
wim no language but a cry" found
that lantuage in a 7Jew Jersey town
Quite sufficient for the immediate
family, as it was formation to the
effect that the htuse was on fire,
thereof at the early age of one year
savtnr twenty Uves. This ought
somewnat to Justify that generally
acEnrie,iged nuisance, the crying
Keeping Aluminum Brloht.
To remove stains from aluminum
edoking utensils dissolve four table
spoonfuls ot oxallo acid crystals In a
gallon of water. Let this boll In the
dishes for five minutes, then wash and
rinse cararuu; with olean watt?.
When the Great Grief Invades Your Home
it is too late to give thoughtful considera
tion to the selection of a funeral director.
It is our desire in this i otice simply to call
your attention to the fact that all of our
facilities are at your service and that you
may call upon us at, any hour of the day or
night, with the certainity of thoughtful and
The time to think of these things is now not when
you are submerged by sorrow.
HOOVER & McCAIN, Funeral Directors
Phones: Day, 158. Night, 188.
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The House for Good Groceries
I King & Kime
X The Store That Guarantees Satisfaction
Clean, Up-to-date, Progressive
WHERE ORDERS ARE FILLED COMPLETE
Telephone No. Prompt Service
ASHEBORO, N. C.
to phone your orders for
fresh meats for Chautauqua
J. C. HANNAH & SON
GIVE ME A TRIAL
On Your Next Suit. I Clean, Press and Repair.
Ladies' Work a Specialty
Asheboro Pressing & Tailoring Go.
W. P. ROYSTER, Manager
Phone 137. Next to Rexall Drug Store.
CAR LOAD OF
CHEVROLET CARS JUST RECEIVED
A car for great service.
Touring Car $875.00, f.o. b. factory.
Don't fail to see these cars.
OUR TERRITORY: Randolph, Chatham, Moore
ask for demonstration,
b. f. Mcdowell motor company,
Asheboro, N. C.
HORSES AND MARES
I have at my stables four miles past of Seagrove Rt 1,
a fresh car load of horses and mares. ' - . m ,
THEY ARE FOR SALE OR TRADE. fj -
S'sL .R, L. ALBRIGHT, ra m S"d