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Asheboro, N. C, Thursday, January 21, 1915
BELGIAN RELIEF FUND
HEARD IN THE COUNTY
GENERAL NEWS EVENTS
A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT BILLS
ARE NOW COMING lei A hill,
INTRODUCED TO CLOSE THE
SESSION IN 40 DAYS
" There was auite a stir in the lcjfis
KliAo h'riHnv when the finan-i
cal embarrassment of the Jefferson :
Turnpike Company was mentioned. ,
If the company doesn't pay the $7,-
000 indebtedness the State must lose
its $63,810 invested in labor. This
discussion came upon the heels of
Henry A. Page's bills to end the con-
vict leasing system. Until Friday
there was imall dobt what the body
will do with the Page proposals. Mili-
tant opposition from all quarters had
developed. The papers had spoken
out form many counties. The qucs-
tion now is whether the State will put
up the money for the judgment
against the road or throw away its
S6U,000 of the $73,000 stock. I
.' , . ' . tV,
Advocates of some. of the roads now
being helped by the State do not take
quite so serious a view of though
admitting the moral effect of the
blow. They think it pouible to
show that some of the roads in the
west traverse as fine a territory as
is and that at least three of them will
be handsome property m the years to
come. These advocates feel themsel-
ves isolated trom tne remainder oi
North Carolina and reason that the'
State should be patient, that it tooK
years to make profitable some of t.i
properties elsewhere in the State
that having paid their part of tho
taxes for these institutions the west
should have some consideration.
The third week of the general as
sembly which began Monday at noon
found more than 200 house bills in
troduced. Two of the most impor-
tant oil is lu i-ume uamc me nuui".
are the primary act and the child la
Senator Miller has introduced a bill
giving me women u u.e ou.ir
i- rrht tn urt ns notaries nun ne. ena
in opposition to the bill. Not many' About ten miles west of Lillinglo,
heard the senator's speech, but a few the Leaflet school has a session evei
lid and they have passed it down the , Wednesday night. . ,
line. Fragmentary criticism of it has,' The day teacher, Miss Bessie knig.i.
riled a large number of them who can gives her services without charge and
almost find in the Rockingham states- serves about twenty-five men and wo
man's remarks cause for personal af- men in their struggles to secure the
front. Perhans less feeling would re blessings of an education.
shown had the ladies listened directly. '
The senator doubted the average
woman's canacitv for keeoinir the '
faith, so the story goes from woman '
to woman, and he recited an instance
according to their version, in which ,
a stenographer who took testimony ;
in a case was beguiled by a lawyer :
mto correcting the evidence and u-1
serting in the record testimony that)
did not come out in the examination.
Senator Bac.hman Miller, bachelor and '
lover of the ladies, replied that it was
strange that nobody had heard whai
should have happened to a lawyer of
such rascality as thai, the man's, o
fense, thinks Mr. Miller, being much
worse than the woman's. But Senn
tor McMichael is "agin the movement"
and the women here are "agin" Mr.
The notarial bill is expected in the j
house some time this week. Its au-;
thor feels flattered in getting it,
thwtllfrh Vlia hnHv He a freshman in
the legislative school and the senate
- has many old heads in it who do not
take readily to new things. In tn'
house are some strong opponents of
the feminist movement. However, the on appropriations, and m the allot
use of the notarial seal is not of the ment of these biggest of positions in
feminists lemimne. it was begun Dy
the men who have hoofed it far and
wide often for a notary and found him
not. Mr. Doughon, the statesman, from
The first of the Farmers' Union rec- Moore did not betray it. He has per
ommendations went to the House by haps a more important commission
resolution Tuesday, Representati , i as the head of the insurance commit
Freeman, of Mecklenburg, introduc-' tee, though that lacks the rank of the
ing the demand for a state-wide p. I finance organization. Mr. Page set
nary. 'about a few weeks ago to minify
uesoiutions asKing ior a repeal ot
the crop lien law, the segregation o! j
lands and for a rural credits measure
or some kind are scheduled to follow
the state-wide primary. The farme: r I
met last week and through their ex-
ecutive committee framed four bp-
peals to be used by the committee at
thecurrent session. I
i ne oenate leu an tne tnriiis to a resolution to adjourn the session
lower house. In the bigger body IV within 40 days. No debate was eA
contempt bill of Representative Allen pec ted, because the resolution went
passed without any opposition but i to the committee on rule3. Until the
ter an amendment that gives no pro- agitation began it seemed probable
iclmuu m utuenaanis now in irouDie.
"The acj forbidding the use of firearms
to children under 14 Tears of aee ' I
through with marvelously little trou-
vie ucuicocuuiuve vviiiiamH. minon
ty leader from Cabarrus, was not
tain that the act was good and speax-
us irum personal experience oniy,;
declared that he was a better shot ana
about as 'safe with a gun at 13 or 14
as he is now.
Capt T. W. Mason, Northampton's
Representative, introduced a joint res
olution calling upon the state's Con-
gressional delegation to aid in abolir.
iiik me oam oi loyalty to tne union selves of bigger concessions,
necessary to proceed in civil matters i Representative Fred W. Bynum, o:
against the government. Chatham, today offered a propositior
The captain was moved to do this to cut North Carolina courts in
by North Carolinians and others who three seasons of four months each
ushered the foraging of the Federal thus allowing judges to spend fotir
troops and lost much that in nowi-ic months in a district. Mr. Bynum's
was his fault. To prosecute sucr j purpose is to allow a jurist to com
claims a citizen must declare that h;plete the State circuit within his sin
was loyal to the Union. The Yankee gle term of eight years. Just now ht
who faced the patriarch from North- cannot do so. It takes ten.
ampton will testify that he was not Representatve Thomas, of Anson
loyal then. The present oath makes moved to make judicial procedure
impossible any start to collect these 'more progressive and less complicat
pi,m't'T le Ie wnts two Superior courl
The House indulged itself in long de-' judges, one Supreme court justice and
bate for the first time. The privy ex- two able lawyers to simplify matter.'
amination of women caused it. Thoug and commend them to a body for a
uch champions as Henry Page, R. A. vote.
STORE OF MESSRS. D. A. AND
G. H. CORNELISON, WITH EN
TIRE STOCK OF GOODS, BURN
ED TO THE GROUND SUNDAY
MORNING. LOSS ABOUT $lt,
000 PARTLY INSURED
Sunday morning at five o'clock, Mr.
Oscar Lassiter, who was sleeping it-
a tent in the yard near D. A. and
- H. Cornelison s store at Seagrove,
discovered fire coming out around the
stove flue of the store. .He gave the
a'arm and by the time help arrived
practically the entire inside of the
store was m flames. No one dared
venture inside as a considerable quan-
tity of powder and oil was kept in the
store and an explosion was expected
at any minute.
The store house and the entire stock
of goods was entirely consumed by the
fire. The stock of goods was such as
famed in all general stores, grocer-
ies, hardware, clothing and staple
A , ' , f new
been received. Not an arti-
de gaved from the 8tore
firm had made arrangements to
take an inventory of 8tock on
hand The last inventory showed that
the yalue of thfi gtock of ds wag
about ?10 000 and jt is thought that
about the same a,.il0Unt was in stock
t the Ume of the fire The buMing
wag valued at something like $1,000
... tn, lo. nhollt
which makes the total loss about $11,-
000. Only one-third of this amount
was covered by insurance.
Mr. Cornelison informs The Courier
that arrangements are being made to
re-build as soon as possible. A tempo
rary office has been erected in whicn
to carry on the business of the firm.
The loss to these gentlemen was
heavy and the people of this entire
gcction sympathize deeply with them
OUR FIRST MOONLIGHT SCHOOL
Harnett county has struck the fm
,, nmiinfit niitprv in North Car-
- . r --- ---
olina with a moonlight school.
The aim of the school will be
supply deficiencies in the practical ed
-jcation of the Deoole."
Twenty-five prisoners from the illit
eracy armyhave surrendered. The
war will continue, without destruction
of life and property, until the entire
forces of the enemy have been captur-
What county will be next to enlis
its forces lor liberty in this year
New York A satchel with a
volver concealed in the handle has
been adopted for the uhe of bank
messengers and collectors.
I Doughton and Captain Mason spoke
against the custom, which Represen
tative Bowie characterized as "prin
ciDle. not custom." the bill met defeat
and inspired more applause therefor
than any other. Governor Doughton
onnlia with tromnnHnns fnrcd nrni
Bowie with great skill.
Rufus A. Douerhton. of Alleghany
heads the finance committee; Gallatin
Roberts, of Buncombe, the committee
the house the west fares well.
If Henrv A. Pace had the "irot left'1
feeling when' Speaker Wooten nameu
the size of newspaper headlines in
ecstasy over reduced insurance rates,
and he traveled but a short distance
before discovering that rates have
cm the whole been reduced. Mr.
Page's place on that committee will
please everybody r.ot in the business
Wednesday's doings in the house
were varied. Mr. Doughton offered
that an early adjournment mignt
take place, but old heads declare that
ono-o-octinr. nt Mrlv niiitt.inir is
the unfailing harbinger of working
To the list of beneficiaries at the
hands of railroad companies and other
public transportation corporations
ReDresentative Stacy, of New Hano
ver, would put the active preachers
of the State. That bill was offered
Wednesday morning and has been
sent to the nroDer committee. The
half-fare act would not be repealed,
Ministers would simply avail them
LIST OF CONTRIBUTIONS GROW
ING R UTHERFORD COUNTY
SENDS CAR OF CORN CAN'T
RANDOLPH DO THE SAME
Following contributions have
been received by Randolph
Previously reported .... $11.75
Mrs. W. F. Ellis, Trinity $1.00
Mr. J. J. White, Trinity . $1.00
Mrs E. L. Moflitt $2.00
Rev. R. E. Powell $2.00
Miss Annie Gregson, Spero. T0
Miss Sarah Gregson, Spero. .50
Total - -
In noting last week's subscriptions
credit was given Mr. W. J. Gregson
for $1.00 which should have read $2.00.
The total amount, however, $41.75 is
correct as can be readily seen.
Also Mr. and Mr, J. I. Johnson
should be given credit for $2.00 sub
scription, the initials having been in
Asheboro, Messrs. W. R. Julian, W.
J. Armfield, J. S. Lewis, C. C. Cran
ford, D. M. Sharp, Rev. C. L. Whita-
ker, Rev. J. E. Thompson, Mesdames
E. L. Moflitt, John Perm, Wm. Under
wood, Miss Julia Thorns, chairman.
Franklinville, Mr. Hugh Parks.
Caraway, Mrs. Emma Kearns, Mr.
John F. Jarrell.
Kemp's Mill, Mr. Anderson Barker.
Providence, Mr. S. E. Coble.
Science Hill, Mrs. C. C. Hubbard.
Farmers, Mrs. G. T. Macon.
Trinity, Mrs. W. F. Ellis.
Seagrove, Mrs. D. A. Cornelison.
Spero, Mr. W. J. Gregson.
Back Creek, Miss Dora Reddirg.
Randleman, No. 1, Miss Lizze Phil
lips. Hills Store, Mrs. N. R. Thronburg,
Mechanic, Mrs. Mollie F. Skeen.
Rutherford county s shipping a car
load of corn to the Belgians. Cannov
Randolph county do likewise? Re
member Mr. W. R. Julian at Ashe
boro is glad to receive contributions
of corn, flour, rice, condensed milk;
and let each one give something glad
LOOK IS BRIGHTER
Mills Are All Running on Full Time
And Disposing of Their Product
Wheat at $1.50 a Bushel.
Randleman, Jan. 18 The new year
of 1915 begins to smile graciously up
on the town of Randleman and sur
rounding community. Manufacturers,
merchants and farmers alike are as
suming a more hopeful attitude.
The Deep River mill No. 1, which
employs more than 6W people, is now
running on full time. Last week tl.
mill alone shipped more goods for ex
port trade than any week since Sep
tember. The Deep River mill No. L
formerly known as Naomi mills, whie.
now employs 200 operatives, has noi
stopped an hour on account of but
ness depression, but at times has been
compelled to run at night in order to
meet the large and growing demnn
for seamless bags from grain-producing
The hosiery mill is also running on
full time, giving remunerative em
ployment to a number of people.
The building and loan association
reorganized September 15 with t"
following officers: President, A. M.
Hoyd: vice-president, J" W. Parsonsf
secretary-treasurer, O. C. Marsh, a
now has about 400 shares. Much in
terest is manifested in the association
Several new houses are being built
and others repaired. There are also
applications for other loans whicn
means further building activites tor
the town and comniunty.
The spring term of the graded school
opened with an increased attendance,
reaching an enrollment ot 4.54, with ai.
average attendance ot about DO pel
cent, for fall term.
The Woman's Betterment Associa
tion, organized in the early fall, is d
ing splendid work. At a recent joint
meeting of this association with the
school board plans were outlined fo
extensive improvements in the schoo'
building during the spring term.
With the sunshine of the last few
days has come better roads so that
number of farmers have been able t ,
market their wheat. More wheat was
sold here at the local roller mill last
Thursday than on any previous day
during the winter. The farmers real
ized $1.50 cash for each bushel sold.
FAMOUS BILLY SUNDAY VISITS
Billy Sunday, revivalist, visited
Washington last Sunday. He called
on the President and spoke at a meet
ing attended by about five thousand
on the subject: "If Christ Came to
Speaker Clark presided; Secretaries
Bryan and Lane, Attorney General
Gregory and Secretary to the Presi
dent Tumulty sat on the platfons.
Sunday declared that he "would r.-
have to lenve the corporate limits o
Washington to hnd people who woul
vote to crucify Christ if he came ni
Pennsylvania Avenue today."
In his final prayer Sunday than'"
God for "a President in the White
House who bows his knees in submis
sion to God."
WHAT OUR TOWN CORRESPON
DENT HEARS AND THINKS
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL
OVER THE COUNTY
Mr. Charlie Glass, of Cedar Falss,
spent last. Friday at Mr. C. C. Mil
ler's. Mr. T. C. Russell, of Farmer, who
is traveling salesman for the Denton
Marble Works, was in Asheboro a
few days ago.
Mr. D. K. McLcod, of Jamestown,
has many friends in and around Ashe
boro who will regret to hear of his
Mrs. W. R. Mason, of Thomasville,
has taken charge of the Southern
Hotel at Troy.
Mr. Oliver Yow, of Troy, scent a
few days in and a round Central
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Lambert are the
proud parents of a fine son that ar
rived at their home a few days ago.
Mother and son are both doing fine,
and the father is stepping high and
when he gets rid of that smile he will
give you the best shave of any man
Your correspondent has urged the
establishment of a county fair in Ran
dolph for some time and we cannov
see why the farmers and business
men of the county do not interest
themselves. They owe it to Randolph
and the rising generation to make an
active effort in securing this greatly
needed enterprise. It would not re
quire a great deal of an effort to se
cure a county fair.
Mr. N. T. Groce, of Worthville, ha.
renewed his subscription to The Cou
rier. Mr. Groce is a gentleman, an
honest, clean man and a man win
loves his country and his fellowmei
and his home town. Worthville if
honored by having such a man as" M
Mr. W. M. Stevenson visited t'-
Central Falls Graded school a few-
days ago and made a talk to the
school. Mr. Stevenson taught school
for thirty-five years, meeting with
according to the testimony of spools
and districts in which his services
were engaged, success that was very
worthy. He is a good talker and is
one of the best informed old men in
Our good friend, Mr. W. H. Burrow
of Worthville, has renewed his suu
scrintion to The Courier. Mr. Bur
row says he could not get along
without "The Old Reliable."
Mr. W. G. Aldridge, of Worthvi!e
has a ocautnui nome ana couia nr
keen house without The Courier,
Mr. F. R. Kearns, of High Point
has been reading The Courier ever
since its first issue. Mr. Kearns if
a native of Randolph county and Th
Courier seems like a letter from hif
Mr. John Davis, of Caraway Rt. 1
is 94 years old and is the smallest
man in the county weighing about
Mr. W. N. Steed, of Trinity Rt. 1
is a good farmer and a good citizen
and has been reading The Courier for
a long time and was kind enough to
say that he did not see how he cou
get along without it.
Mr. B. F. Craven, of Franklinville
has renewed his subscription to Janua
ry 1st, 1916. Mr. Craven is a good
citizen and believes in The Courier
and when it comes to raising crooKeo
handle gourds he stands at the head
of the list. If he could manage t
get the handle straightened out on
the one he showed us a few days a- .
it would reach from franklinville t
Mr. J. D. Bean, a good citizen r
High Point, is moving back to Den
ton this week.
Mr. Logan Nelson and Miss Ma
mie Furgeson, of New Market town
ship, were married last Thursday,
Mr. anil Mrs. Nelson are worthv oi
the m:ny friends they have. They
start out hie together with bright
Mr. Jerome Davis and Miss Hessie
Newlin. of the Edgar section, were
married a few days ago. They have
manv friends who wish for them
Mr. R. L. Kearns, a prosperous far
mer, of Caraway, who has been
up for several weeks with a broken
leg. is improving.
Mr. T. A. Briles has our thanks
for a renewal of his subscription. Mi .
Briles is an enterprising young far
mer of the Caraway section who is
Our good old friend, Mr. Fran1
Gray, of Trinity Rt. 1, is numbered
among our renewal subscribers this
week. Mr. Gray is a Confederate
soldier and is one of our best citizens.
Mr. J. M. Woodell, a nrosperous
farmer of High Point Rt. 3, has been
reader of The Courier for 20 yenr
and he says that the first years sub
scription cost him just one quarter of
Mr. R. J. Tierce, keeper of t'v
Countv Home, has his subscriDtion
paid to The Courier to Jan. 1 lth.101 fi
Mr. Pierre and his good wife tpkr
care of the unfortunate ones at th
County Home in a way that is most
Mr. O. 1,. Johnson, of Trinity, Rt. 1.
has a beautiful home and he and hi?
good wife could not keen house with
out The Courier.
Mr. R. W. Reddick. of Trinity, hr:
our thanks for a renewal of his s'' -
scrintion. There is not a better ru''
in the county thnn Mr. PeddU-1:.
Mr. J. M. Snvhoro, of Wor1hv!vt
has renewed h's s"bscrintion to T1,
Courier. Mr. Senrboro do"? a kvr
mercantile business and those
deal with him have the pleasure of
NEWS FROM OUTSIDE THE
STATE BOILED DOWN FOR Till.
BUSY READER THE IMPOR
TANT HAPPENINGS OF FOR
EIGN COUNTRIES BRIEFLY
President Wilson is now a grand
father. A son was born to Mrs. Francis-
P. Sayre, his daughter, Sunday.
The President was overjoyed when he
learned that the child was a boy
that the mother was doing well.
The total number of dead resulting
from the earthquake in Italy n.
Friday has reached 50,000. Several
thousand bodies are still buried in t'
mass of debris. Much suffering is re
sulting from the disaster.
mous as a commander of the Russians
at Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese
war, died last Sunday afi
suffering for several months with pa
ralysis. Mexico again has a new president.
President Gutierrez has fled from Mex
ico City and Gen Roque Garza has
been named instead. Martial law hat
been declared and the city is ben
patrolled by mounted police.
A French army aviator has mad
the following discovery of Germa
army tactics. He says it is more
dimeult to locate the enemy than
kill them. The aviator says: "Obs-'
vations ladders are 'made up' v.i;
such perfection that they are eash
mistaken for poplars or cypress tree,
false hedges and artificial thicn.
even frequently conceal batteries oi
artillery and detachments of infant:
from the eye of the air scout.
A law allowing Mexicans to brea
the marriage vows at will has b'i
made by Gen. Carranza. Should tl--law
stand, Mexico will be perhaps tl
most liberal country in the world ir.
specifications of the causes for
divorce. In the case of mutual con
sent it is merely necessary for
man and wife to sign an agreement
stating they are tired of living to
gether, providing for proper division
of Dronerty and the disposition oi tnt
children, present this to a judge after
it has been attested by a notary and
the judge has no option but to render
the judgment that enables tnem to
search lor new mates.
"There is only one thing tha vi
enable an aviator to detect these n.o.'.
ficatior.s in the natural appearance of
the ground he is nying over and tha
is a complete previous acquaintance
with it. In certain Tegions that 1 ex
plored frequently during the battle o
the Marne there was a wood that v. i
airmen called the 'U' wood; to us
was well known as a guiding poi.r
One day this 'U' wood presented a-
unusual aspect to my eyes; the ex
tremity of the left horn of the U seenr
ed to have lengthened about thirty
yards during the night. 1 took the
chance of flying low over the sp
there, just inside of the miracuTou
night's growth of woods I discovered
a German battery, skillfully Hid iroiv
our artillery by a thicket of pine rn
cedars replanted during the night."
dealing with a man of uniform courte
sy, business integrity and absolutely
Dr. J. D. Bulla, of Trinity, Rt. 1
has moved his subscription to Ttit-
Couner up a year. Dr. Bulla is the
soul of politeness, is genial, and
good-natured, sympathetic and tender
;n his disposition and progressive in
We are happy to state that Ashe
boro will have a week's Chautauqua
ntertainments this summer. We hao
the Chautauqua entertainments with
us during the past summer and our
people were so well pleased with thc.
that we did not have any trouble in
raising the amount necessary to make
the Chautauqua a financial success.
This is an educational entertainment,
and one that will do a world of good
for the entire community. Everybody
should boom this enterprise.
Amonir our renewal subscribers
this week is our esteemed friend, Mr.
J. L. Phillips, of Trinity, who has
been a subscriber for a long time.
Mr. Phillips is a g-iod citizen and
makes a first-class postmaster.
A larsre number cf citizens from al
most every section of the county vis-
ted Asheboro Saturday.
Mr. J. W. Albertson, of Trinity, has
renewed his subscrintion to The Cou
rier. Mr. Albertson is a good citizen
and has a fine farm and is making
Mr. Pete Walker, of Trinity Rt. 1.
was in Asheboro one day last week.
Mr. J. L. Briles, a prominent citizen
of Caraway Rt. 1, has renewed his
subscription. Mr. Briles has a tine
farm and is one of our best farmers
and believes -in The Courier.
In our rounds over the county we
find the public schools are running
smoothly and are making marker
progress. Teachers and pupils are
taking hold of the work with a vim
which spells "S U C C E S S."
Anion? our renewal subscribers
this week is Mr. H. A. Tonlinson, of
Archdale. Mr. Tfmilinson does a liv
ery business in Hich Point.
When the attorney locked un The
Bulletin last week it would have been
a ery commendable act on his part
if he had lost the key.
Wonder what has become of the Re
publicans who said during the last
camnaign that it was the Democratic
tariff that caused the high priced
sugar? Sugar today is 5& cents a
FROM WITHIN THE STATE
ITEMS OF LIVE NEWS GATHER
ED FROM EXCHANGES AND
CONDENSED IN BRIEF FOR "
FOR BUSY READERS. A COL
I'M IN ONE PARAGRAPH.
Mr. A. W. McAlister, of Greens
boro, was elected president of tre
State Anti-Saloon League it its bien
nial session in Raleigh last Thursday
Six hundred thousand dollars for
the inland waterway from Norfolk to
Beaufort Inlet, X. C, was in the river
and harbor appropriation bill recently
approved by the House at Washing
ton. Senator Simmons has nut his shoul
der to the wheel for the President and
will help to push the shiD Durchase
bill through the Senate. He has had
the Democrats to call a caucus t get
ine party leaders behind this measure
in wnicn tne president is so deeply
Provisions in tha will .t u
let Huntington Blair, of Guilford Cel-
leee. who died in hnnnitol in 1.1...
ville, December 3, disposes of her es
tate wun sums given in Greensboro,
Quebec, New Y'ork, Jerusalem, Pal
estine and other places. The estui,
is valued at $25,000.
Death came suddenly to Hlias H.
Powell, an aged citizen of the Harmo
ny section of Iredell county last week.
He dropped dead while at the well
at his home where he had gone to
draw water. Mr. Powell was a oa
tive of Randolph county and was 8.)
years old. He had lived ia Iredell
for many years.
Unless the call for wheat from Eu
rope is soon lessened the United
States will have no wheat to ship af
ter March. Five Governments of Eu
rope are bidding high for United
States wheat. Exportation is now
going on at the rate of ten million
bushels a week. Thn m-io ia
around $1.50 per bushel and western
wrmers are said to be holding a por
tion of their crop for $2.00 per bushel.
Two hundred and forty eight cor
porations in North Carolina were dis
solved Monday under a report of the
Secretary of State for failing to com
ply with the law requiring: retura t
the State department. Among these
are many thrifty institutions. Under
the revenue these business institu
tions must pay all back taxes and an
additional one hundred dollars for mew
Mrs. Mary Hope and two daughters,
Mrs. Emerson Davis and Miss Mary
Hope and a grandson aged three
years, son of W. H. Hope, all of Clin
ton, were returning from a visit to
relatives at Elliott Sunday afternoon
when the mule they were driving took
fricht at. some nhiwt urtlila .maoi
a bridge and backed the vehicle off
iniu me stream, airs. Davis, the
little Hone bov and the ranU
The following dispatch to the daily
papers has been sent out from Nw-
ton: "G. F. Bollinger, James Robinson,
Art and John Ingle, in cutting down
trees cut down one that waa a curi
osity. The tree at the top was hol
low for six feet. At the bottom of
the hollow was a bed of six squirrels
and two feet higher was a bed of
three 'possums. In the top was a
swarm of bess and about two rallons
of honey. The boys say that the ani
mals had euten about half of the
A historical case is to be tried in
Montgomery county Superior court
this week. It will be remembereo
that Milton Bunnell, a farmer or
Montgomer, was murdered and robbea
of $( in gold and Charles Smith was
tried and found guilty. Smith's
father was arrested but the courts
could n;it find evidence enough against
him to proceed and he was released.
Charles Smith was sentenced to :S0
years for the murder. Recently he
confessed the killing which he says
he did at the behest of his father.
The elder Smith was arrested and is
to be tried. Charles Smith was
brought from Raleigh to testify
against his father.
J. C. M. Vann. who is renreAeatinir
Union rnnntv in thn nrraavit nvm. I
assembly, is a young man of about
thirt.v veara of aov whn "Kafkno-
alone in his house about a mile aoutn
ot Monroe. He has as his servant,
valet and cook, a negro by the name
of "Son" Gatewood. When Mr. Vann
left for Raleigh to take his seat m
the house of representatives the first
of January, he left instructions for
his servant. "Son" ia atav nmw frnn
his house. Mr. Vann had hardly sot
settled in Raleigh before 'Son' start
ed keeping house in his stead. He had
as his invited guest, "Smoky Jim Da
vis, another young negro. The host
and guest have been enjoying them
selves famously, it is alleged, sleep
ing in :vir. vann s beds. I rvine his
hickens, and deplenishing his stock
pound and the United States is the
only great country in the whole world
where men and women can lie down
nt night in sweet peace. We ought
to be the happiest people on earth,
: id forever grateful to our noble
P csident. who has saved us from the
awful cr.rncgc, mi.-.cry an.l blood-shed