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ONE COLLAR l'EK YEAli
Asheboro, N. C, Thursday, March 11, 1915
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MURDER NEAR JULIAN
IRNEST KIME KILLS G. FRANK
CABNER CLAIMS SELF-DE-FMNCE
WHISKEY CAUSE OF
As the result of a quarrel, proba
bly caused by whiskey, G. Frank Qai-
iter s dead, and his brother-in-law,
Brnest Kime is in jail charged witi
murder. The trouble occurred at thr
heme of Garner about five miles froiu
Julian last Sunday afternoon. Shei
iff Birkhead went over Monday air
arrested Kime at his own home in
the Mine neighborhood, brought him
to town and lodged him in jail Mon
Although he admits being under
the influence of strong drink at V
time ef the murder, the defenders
wiM plead self-defence. According t.
his story, he and Joe Fields went t
the home of Garner on Sunday after
moon; and while there, the subject of
the dog law came up for discussion.
Mr. Garner said that he wished tn
ke wagon would come along just
then and take up all the dogs in tiie
neighborhood; whereupon, Mr. Kime
sai he'd like to see see anybody take
his stag and declared there would
be war in such a case. He claims an
altercation then followed, and :
started to leave the house, being for
lowed by Garner who threw a missile
at him. Garner would listen to no
remonstrance; and when about to be
struck wih a hammer, Kime says, he
rut Uarners throat, and death reeuiv
eil in a few minutes.
The accused man claims the only
witness to the tragedy was Joe Fields,
but a letter from Liberty states thai
Mrs. Garner and another person were
present. It is pretty generally under
stood that the story told by Kime will
not be corroberated by the other wit
nesses. The defendent will plead that
he wag forced to kill his brother-in-
law to save his own life, while trie
State will endeavor to make it a
case of unprovoked and willful mur
der, and evidence will be offered to
The funeral and burial of Mr. Gar
were held at Shiloh church Monday.
He is survived by his widow, who is
a sister of Mrs. Kime, and several
children, including two grown son
He is said to hav borne a good name
as a peaceable hard-working man.
It is said that Kime does not have the
rppatatioa of being a violent man,
except he has been charged several
years ago of being cruel to nis wire,
fSf' ' it law-City a veporWf wtff
verge of starvation. General Obre
on, the Carranta commander, ha re
fused to permit an international re-
tss committee, composed of wealthy
- members of the Mexican colony, to
. coceer the needy. The general Is re-
Srtod to have said: "Mexico needs
foreign aid." All merchants wno
v fe&a eloead their stores have been or-
aegd to open under threat of purdah
(.. ttuut, and any person refusing to ac
cent carranta hat money win no lra
dmbomH. Obraron has announced
that fee will not prevent plundering for
I m m Honey.
The is talk in Washington of an
nlKed expedition similar ti tht one
that wont to the relief of the foreign
tefratfoM. at Peking, during the Mixer
uprising fa MOO.
POSTOFFICE AT WEST DURHAM
For -the : third time within -the pnet
fowMonths, the iwotoffice at -Wfti
Durham was robbed last Friday.night
and $3,000 worth of stamps and $10u
in m nru.tr swurpH Th door of the
safe was blown completely off and
across the room and the inner door
completely smashed. The robbers left
not a single clue that will indicate
who they were, though the indication
are that they are the same who have
looted the place in tne past.
NEW STATION AT GREENSBORO
. Extensive Improvements to Be Made
Uy the Southern Railroad.
The Southern Railway has acquired
a large tract of land in the heart of
Greensboro, on whicn to ma;e gigantic
A new passenger station will be
erected on Elm Street, opposite the
Clegg Hotel, on the site of the old
freight depot, and the baggage room
will face Depot Street, on the present
- site of the red brick building now used
as a produce warehouse... Two large
freight stations will be erected, one
for incoming freight, the other for
outgoing. The yards will be enlarged
three hundred feet or more and othe
SHOOTING ON TRAIN
As tu.i:li!:-und passenger train No.
.10 was ar . caching the station in
Gr nub- , last Sunday morning
ah. , c'y ; " - t i'o o'clock, an unknowi,
whi.t; ' am. ,nd painfully injured
Arthur ... ..'re, member of a the
atrical trci , j. The man had made
himself ob...:toui. ';y insulting re
marks made to soi..e "t t'..c umt
of the troupe; and Mr. Haynes, ti
the request of the women, had aake
the offender to refrain from address
ing them. He kept quiet for awhile
but when nearing town began ajrai
citing remarks at the girls. Ther
when Mr. Hayncs had told him he ha.
to stop, the man fired, a passu"
in an adjoining seat knocking the .'
tol downwards and preventing ser
injury. The man then sprang. from
the train and ran before he could be
WHAT 0Ufc7OWN CORRESPON
DENT HEARS AND THINKS
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL
VER THE COUNTY.
There is a lot of foolish arithmetic
in the predictions of Tige's Pup.
Let us all join hands and help nail
the lies and the liars.
Mr. Will All red is building an u
dition to his house on Climax Route 1
Let us not forget that we are tc
have a Chautauqua for one week next
The list of real estate transfers in
Randolph county last month was
There was but little ntir in the o ,
town Sunday. The day was a bad one
this kept the people at home.
Mr. John JU. low. a prominent
merchant of Seagrove Route 1, was in
town last Monday.
If you have any news worth while,
let the people have it through Tht
The school at Sonhia is orosress-
tng nicely under the management
of Mr. W. R. Smith and his assistant.
Messrs. Luke Lineberry and J. M
Breedlove, of Cedar Falls, were in
town one day last week.
The Courier will expec t prompt
payment from all of its subscribers
who come to court.
There are some men who claim to
have nerve when it is merely a very
bad case of ignorance.
Congress has adjourned and the
members of Congress are now at
home takinir a much needed rest
Mr. J. F. McNeill has opened up a
garage in the old machine shop at
The highest duty of State and Fed
eral Governments is to place agricul
tural education within reach of all
Mrs. Pettigrew Lednum, of Liberty
Route 1, raised eighty dollars worth
of turkeys last year.
Mr. W. P. Mullican, the wide-awa;
manager of the Franklinville Lumber
Company, spent Sunday in Greens
boro with his lamiiy.
Mr. W. E. Beason, of Climax Route
1, has renewed his subscription to The
Courier. Mr. Beason is preparing to
build a nice two story dwelling.
There is one thing Randolph will
have to consider at no distant day an
that is the matter pf a new coun.
Mr. R. W. York, a prosperous rai
nier of Ramseur Route 2, spent a
short while in Franklinville, last bat
Mr. W. M. Mitchell, of Kamileman
Eout'l, feifrrecently-uhd was severe
ly injured. She has the sympathy oi
The interest taken in farm demon
stration work in Randolph county
within the past few years is simpi
Mr. J. G. Dorsett, a prominent cit
izen of Trinity township, recent
killed a pig only 5 months ol:
weighed 177 pounds.
Mr. H. B. Moore is one of the busi
est men in Ramseur fixing up papers
for people deeds, mortgages, lien
and all kinds of documents. He is a
Your corresDondent spent last Wed'
nesday night with Esq. R. L. Cause
at Level Cross. They live well and
have a table full of good things u
Mr. W. D. Vickory, of Randlema
Route 1, has advanced his subscr
tion to The Courier. Mr. Vickory
runs a blacksmith shop and is busy
.nearly -all the tune. .,
-Jlr.. A. W. oray, a prominent. tar
mer .of the Level Cross section, is
numbered amonr our renewal subscr:'
ers this week. Mr. Gray is a fine mar
and citizen and has un interesting
Mr. Mike Gregson who has been
associated with Mr. John tout in t.'
mercantile business at Red Cross A
a time past haa with drawn from the
nrm, tne pannersmp hmvuik win ,
Among our new subscribers this
week are: C. D. Harden, Kenr
Rains, A. C. Jackson, Fred Hoskin,
R F. Ward. J. M. Breedlove, W. V
Pender, J. H. Fentris, Mrs. Sarah
Fields, Clarence Parks and Mrs. Janie
More people in Randolph county
are now taking papers more than
ever before, and keep posted on what
i8goingonin the country- lnl
shows how the neople are progress
ing. All wise people take several
Alheboro has another new industry.
It is the Coca-Cola Bottling Worm,.
It is owned by Messrs. A. E. Burns,
of Asheboro, and U. u. Harden, o.
Randleman. They are now runnin
full time and have been for a week
Who will you 'have for your wxt
mayor and board of aldermen? This
is the question that should interest
every citizen because the Inancia'
success of Asheboro; the material
progress and welfare of the town de
pends on the commissioners the men
who handle the finances of the town.
Thev should be the most intelligent
energetic and successful business men
in the town. They should" be
who are thoroughly conversant with
the general affairs of the town with
its needs and requirements, its re
sources and financial condition. The
present officers have filled the posi
tions with credit, but there is always
and in all things, room for improve
ment Fellow citizens, think over tnt
situation and get up a good strong
ticket We would be glad to have .
number of, tickets suggested. Who
will be the first one to suggest a
TEACHERS,- PATRONS AND PL-
1'ILS URGED TO PUUi'AKE FOR
To the patrons, citizens and teachers
of Randolph county:
Our county commencement will be
held April 2nd, 11)15, at Asheboro in
the graded school building. The pro
gram has not been definitely arranged
but will be in a lew days.
I his will not be an event for the
teachers only, nor for those who ex
pect to say speeches, but is for every
pupil, patron and committeeman in
the county. Some teachers do not
understand that it is for all the school
not ju';t for those who have some part
to play, or for the seventh grade
pupils who expect to receive diplo
mas. I want to emphasize the fact that!
this is for all the school, for every
man, woman and child in the county.
I want to ask that every patron ana
committeeman as well as the teachers
to see to it that the school is well
represented. - ,
lhe parade will be one of the bte
features of the county commencement,
but we cannot have this unleatr the
children come. See that some way
is provided for their transportation.
lhe address which will be delivered
by State Superintendent Joyner, is
another feature that should not oe
missed by any pupil or patron. 1
is one of the foremost leaders in edu
cation in North Carolina and will
bring to us a message worth our
This great county commencement
will bring together people from al
parts of the county and give them f
chance to see the grade of. work done
by the schools that take part. It will
give them an opportunity to mingle
together and talk over problems per
taining to the welfare of the children
of the county.
Begin now to create an interest in
your district for nil the children, pat
rons and committeemen to attend.
This event will have a stimulating
effect on the entire county for greater
progress in education; it will brim
about competition between the school;
and show wherein each school can u
prove weak points. Co-operation or.
the part of all the people means su
cess for the commencement, without
T. F. BUULA,
County Superintendent of Schools.
Mr. EVias Moon, of Odar Falls, is
numbe-ci mony our vcne.vul sub-UcriNw-'ittis
week.' Mr. Moon runs
j a grocery store and sells a lot of
groceries, as well as ladies' hats.
The Courier's job office is prepared
to do any kind of job work promptly
and at reasonable rates. Mail orders
will receive careful and prompt at
Mr. R. C. Vickory, of the Level
Cross section, is numbered amonz
our renewal subscribers this week. It
did look good to see Mr. Vickory out
in tne neid plowing last week.
Mr. T. B. Prevo, of Franklinville,
showed us a little shirt sometime ago
tnat was over luu years old. It was
the first shirt that the late Billy
Prevo ever had and has never been
soiled but little.
In spite of what the little Republi
can Doss in this coun ' has to
about the county coin" vj the bad. V
farmers are looking l or ward to &
year of prosperit;-. They are in
Better shape now ior making m-.
money this yer- '.nan they have eve
been in .the'hL.ory-of the county.
The, following clipped from the
Little River correspondence to the
Montflomerian of last wrck is of in
terest: "Mrs. i T. Kcarr.8 left last
Friday for Randolph,! where she will
live with her children. She was a
good, kind neighbor, and we rejrrct
very much that she lias left us, but
we wish her much happiness in her
The robins and bluebirds are here,
farmers are in the fields plowing,
people are making gardens, and it
win soon be time for the Johnny-Jump-TJps
and the barefoot bov.
Some of the good ladies say they arc
going to make soap just as soon a.-.
the moon gets ngnt and a few oi
them have out lettuce and radishes,
and all signs point t3 spring; ever,
the buds on the maple trees arc
Heaven help the man who imag
ines he can dodge enemies by trying
to please everybody. If such an in
dividual ever succeeds pass him over
this way that we may have one look
at his mortal remains ere he vanishes
away for surely this earth cannot be
his abiding place. Now we do not
infer that one should be gom."?
through this world trying to l;rl
beams to knock and thump lvs boa !
against, disputing evey man's opin
ion, fighting and elbiwing and crowd
ing all who suffer from him. Tliat.
again, is anot'ie:- extreme?. Otucr
people have tho'r opinion:;', so havv
you. Don't fall into the error of
supposing they will respect you more
for turning your ccat even- day. to
match the color of theirs. Wea" your
own clothes in spite of wind and
weather, storms and sunshine. 11
costs the irresolute ten times the
trouble to wind, and shuffle, and twist
than it does honest manly independ
ence to stand.
Mr. L. M. Curtis, of Franklinville.
showed us thejargest gourd last Sat
urday tnat we ever saw. Tins gourd
has been in Mr. Curtis' home for IS
years and has been of great service
to him In many ways. t It holds over
a bushel and is shaped like some
pumpkins we have seen. Mr. Curtis
OUR CORN CLUBS
WHAT HAS BEEN DONE I5Y Till
BOYS RULES TO BE OBSERV
ED THIS YEAR.
The 060 Corn Club boys in North
Carolina reporting in 1014 raised an
average of 58.2 bushels at an average
cost of 41 cents Jer bushel.
The total approximate yield of all
the boys was 66,000 bushels, and the
net profit was $30,000.
Sixty-one boys made 1C0 bushels or
more to the acre; and 14 made 125
bushels or more to the acre.
Rules For North Carolina Corn CluT
1. All members must be between
ten and eighteen years of age Janu
ary 1st of the year of membership.
Boys under ten or over eighteen
January 1, 1915, are not eligible for
membership in the contest.
Z. &ach boy must plant one acre
of corn in one piece (4,84$ square
yards), doing all the work himself,
except that small boys may hire their
land broken, and nave help haulina
out manure and harvesting.
This does not mean two-thirds oi
five-sixths of an acre, but that the boy
must have laid off an exact acre. It
does not mean that the boy may go
into his father's field in the fall,wner
the corn has been cultivated by negro
labor and select best acre. It does r.ot
mean that the father and hired helj
are to help cultivate the acre. Of
course small boys may have some help
in breaking their acres, in hauling out
manure and in harvesting the corn
The purpose of the work is to have
the boys lay off an acre, prepare and
cultivate it acording to mstructloi
It is embarrassing to find some of the
boys are reallydoing very little of t?iv.
uieinaeives, wnen a Doy sins mis rc
port he should remember that under
the rule ; unless he has done the work
himself he is doing that boy an injus
tice who has done the work himself.
3. Each member must keep a rec
ord of his time, charging ten cents an
hour for himself and five cents for hte
horse. Also keep a record of the
amount of manure and fertilizer usea,
charging for manure at the rate oi
two dollars for a two-horse load, or a
ton,, and one dollar for a one-horse
load. Cotton seed meal must be charg
ed as commercial fertilizer. Cotton
seed, when used, must be charged at
market price. However, whenever pos
sible, the seed should be exchanged for
cotton seed meal, Decause one ton ol
cotton seed meal is worth two tons of
cotton seed in value. A Daily Record
book will hifurnishd in which to ke j
tnis reconu ., , . . .
4. Do w use more than ten doliai
worth oi commercial fertilizers. Thin
does not include lime, which can be
used profitably on many so ls.
This rule must be rigidlv observed.
If we find a boy running over this
amount, he will be debarred. Be sure
to charge rent of land at five dollars
per acre. This does not mean you must
pay rent, or that you are not t
charge it unless you pay. We charge
every boy this amount and unless the
boy does it we have to work out the
expense on his report. These daily
record books will be sent you in time
for use during the season so please
keep an aceuiite record of all timi
and all fertilizer used during the sea
son of cultivation. This will make i'
easy for you to make an accurate re
port. 6. Each member must read the in
structions sent him by the Depart
ment of Agriculture, and the circu
lars that go. from this office.
It is gratifying to find how well
the boys read the letters we mail
them. It is some trouble "to write the
letters, and it would be very inconsid
erate for the boys not to read them.
Thopn letters rhorld ho kept for ref-
6. The boys are expected to har
vest their com by the regulations and
end m r report, even though thcy
make a small yield.
The boys do not seem to read care
fully the rules and regulations about
harvesting. Before harvesting time
please read carefully the instructions
in the "Handbook," also in the Daily
Record Book. A large per cent of the
reports have to be returned. We want
every boy who joins to report. It
is not the number of boys thnt enrol!
that counts, but the number that re
port. 7. All prizes will be awarded ar
cording to the best record on the fol
lowing basis (see circular A, 74,
pnge 8) larcest yield, SO per cent:
largest profit, 32 per cent; best ear
exhibit.. 20 per cent; best written his
tory, 20 per cent.
T. E. BROWNE.
Assistant in Charge, l'oys Corn Clubs.
has a good many old things. He has
a little tea pot 128 years old. Mis.s
Nnwy Cavencss lv,-ou;:ht it to this
cor. r. try from Enr'ar. in 1723. Ho
h."s :. on" of peach?-, th::t have beon
crnnfi! "''. yoi.rs. lie has r. wr.lkiii,?
clc!' thf.t is ever 40 ycuvs old an.! ir.
slUl active nr.d is the only buly th:t
ha has ever had in his home. He, at
one time, had every copy of The Cou
rier for ten years. He has every cov
of Ilium's A'manae except one. Ho
has a walking cane that is over fifty
years old. The cane is a beauty and
says he is going to send it to Presi
dent Wilson. The handle on the cane
is a deer foot, and of course, the Pres
ident would be glad to prt it. He has
an old letter showing that the covered
bridue at r ranklinville was built in
IS 15. Alfred Brover furnished the
lumber and Ed Caviness and Thomas
Allrcd built the bridpe. He has t.
good many other old time things t"o
numerous to mention. If anybody
has anything over a hundred years
old we would like to hear from them.
HOME FROM EUROPE
REV. L. G. BROITGHTON, THE FA
MOUS SOUTHERN PREACHER,
TELLS OF EXCITING VOYAGJ'J
HOMEWARD HE DISCUSSES
AMERICAN NEUTR A LIT Y.
Dr. Len G. Broughton, formerly of
Raleigh, who has been pastor of t
large Baptist church in London foi"
several years, has recently resigned
on account of ill health, and returned
to his native land. Dr. Broughton has
accepted the pastorate of the First
Baptist church in Knoxville, Tenn.,and
will go there as soon as his health is
sufficiently recovered. While visiting
relatives in Raleigh, he has talked in
terestingly to newspaper represent
tives of the homward voyage from
England and of war conditions m
Dr. Broughton says he left England
the day before the Germans declared
their blockade of the Irish Sea. Con
tinuing, the minister said:
"We were eonvyed out for a con
siderable distance through the dan
ger zone. There were trawlers and
mine-sweepers in front of us, on
either side torpedo boat destroyer
aad mine trawlers to the rear. They
remained with us until we left tne
Irish Sea, and from that time until
we reached New York we were in
constant sight of British cruisers.
"About 250 miles outside of New
York harbor we saw a number of i
British cruisers guarding the Ambrose
channel. They were readv for action
all of them magnificent fighting mar
chines and were waiting for the Ger-'
man ships now in New York harbor.
I don't know but what it might 'f
wise for the Germans to remain in the
harbor. In fact, I am sure it would
be, from their point of view.'
Dr. Broughton says the Baltic, on
which he sailed, traveled all the way
across the Atlantic in absolute dark
ness, with all the windows and port
holes heavily curtained and brown pa
per between the lattice work and the
windows. Of course, the ship was
lighted inside, but outside it was but .
gigantic shape plunging through seas
dark as itself.
According to the distinguished di
vine, America has never seemed so bv
to either England or Germany as n
does right now. He says the Englisn
press, with the exception of a few Jin
go papers, is perfectly content to have
America maintain the strictest possi
ble neutrality. Dr. Broughton's pr.
onal. ,ninion is tht if this roi'-"'
has tpe'x in'; m"tn,-c..i .m-ar'1 t"
neutrality1 it has .been in. not r bc,
neutral enough. - .-
He thinks England has a perfect
right to declare everything going ln
Germany contraband of war, now th.:V
Germany has declared a blockade o
the English coast He further sa"'
that England is keeping the seas open
for the traffic of the world, and thinks
the neutral nations owe he a debt of
gratitude it will take long to pay.
Dr. Broughton says the general
opinion in England is that the war wi'l
not last longer than two years, possi
bly not longer than till next fall.
There is no lack of men or money,
while Germany and her allies are
The returned minister gives an in
teresting picture of the Englishman
during these days of stress. He is
firm, reserved, self-satisfied and abso
lutely self-confident He is in the war
to win and he will win.
Dr. Broughton told about his work
in London, and said that 300 picked
young men of his church went with
the colors. His church was the first
in England to open its doors to the
Belgian refugees. Fifty of these
ttv;f':er people v?re c?rr;' for !;.";;. ,
and homes found Tor many mo;?.
Continuing the minister said that
he, with other people in London, had
!i'-e'l in d"i!-' ar 1 hourly expectation
of bombs being dropped upon their
heads, and it has occurred within 20
miles of his house. He has lived witn
in fifty-five miles of where some of
the hardest fighting of the war has
been carried on, the nnrrow straits of
Dover only separating.
ANOTHER WIRELESS MIRACLE
As a result of the use of wireless,
the 84 passengers and 200 of the ere
of the French liner, La Tonraine,
which caught on fire off the French
const one day last week, are saved.
Five or six ships rushed to the aid oi
the La Touraine, the big Hollnnd
American liner Rotterdam reaching
the hnrninir ship first, and after assur
ing himself that the passengers and
crew were not in grave danger, V
captain sent out wireless messages,
snvinc that the pss'stanee of the other
shirs was not nf'Tsary.
SIDE TRACKS I'OR fIJGH POINT
The Carolina r.nd Yadkin River I:.
R. has made arrancamcnts to give tht?
mnnnfactnrintr plants of High Perm
side tracks nt an enrlv rlnt. It. ia .hM
that every fnctor will have an esce
tric switch. A force of 25 or 30 rv?n
have already begun the work of elec
trifying the freight yards, which will
ho followed by electrification of the
line as far south as Thomasville. It
is hoped the work will be completed
by July 1.
The textile business in High Point
is doing well, and still improving.
Thirty or forty miners have bei.
rescued from the Kcw Rivnr nnH Po
cahontas coal mine. West Vireinia,
which there was nn explosion las.
week .and more than a hundred minora
entombed. , .
GENERAL NEWS ITEMS
ITEMS OF LIVE NEWS GATHER
ED FROM OUR EXCHANGES
AND CONDENSED IN BRIEF
FORM FOR BUSY READERS.
Mrs. W. T. R. Belle, a prominent
woman of Rutherfordton, died at the
home of her son in Spartanburg, S. C.,
last w eek.
The Civic Club of Salisbury haa ask
ed that each citizen plant as many as
three shade trees on every lot owne4
in .the city.
The Atlantic and Carolina Railroad,
between Warsaw and . Kenansvilie,
will be opened in a few weeks. The
cars being constructed for this road
are of the gasoline motor typo.
Four negro prisoners attempt
break jail, at Rocky Mount last
Thursday, but were prevented bjr the
timely action of B. King, the tarnkey
f the jail at that place.
Mr. CL F. Tomlinson, of H3 Point,
has been endorsed by the North fWi
Una division of tie Traveler's
tective Association of Am odea Jr
Special efforts art boinc auuU by
the United States eiril service to se
cure a large number of at ale stoxex
raphers for service in the variovs -
purunenis oi tne government
Miss Grace Bradford in miinti
onstration agent for Moore county
anu is starting out well in meeting
and getting acquainted with the peo
ple and in organizing club work.
The barn on the home place of Mr.
B. B. Bon 1.1 in nonr r..sW
burned last Saturday afternoon. The
fire caught from smoking meat in the
The Legislature has naitaMi a law
to appropriate $20,000 for the pur
pose oi purcnasing jut Mitchell and
providing for the establishment of a
park on that historic spot.
Fifty-eight MoonKght Schools are
noV reported by thirteen counties in
this State. The enrollment figures
are incomplete, a good estimate would
be 1200 students.
The German Government has de
termined not to grant safe sondnct to
any more American relief ships that
touch at English ports for seal en
the homeward journey.
I , Mr. Caleb Wood, a promiBe.it
' BtF of -Ijinrcin- muitr w Ullnrf
day last week by a falling tree which
he was cutting down. Mr. Wood was
72 years of age and a Confederal
Etta, the four-year-old daughter of;
Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Umberger, of Con
cord, died last Tuesday, as a result
of injuries sustained from burns when
trying to throw some papers in t.'m
The State Deparraent has undertak
en to investigate the alleged manufac
ture of dum-dum bullets in this coun
try for use by the Allies, the German
Embassy having submitted new evi
dence. The three-year-old son of B. H.
Bradnor, of High Point, was badly
burned last Friday morning, but '
expected to recover. The little fellow
had lost a marble under his fathers
desk and in trying to locate it, struc:.
a match, which ignited his clothing.
- In 'a - trial at Salisbury, las week,
a woman was acquitted of the charge
of keeping a disorderly house, anu
1j-.e-ev.;-.'.r. l.::d a vamni is.-,v,? l for
the mule prosecuting witness, v. iiu
was proven to be the father of he
child. The cotton platform and more
than eight hundred bales of cotton and
six box cars on a nearby track were
destroyed by fire at Monroe, last Fri
day night. The origin of the fire is
unknown, but thought to have been a
spark from one of the engines on the
railroad track 150 or 200 feet away.
The loss is covered by insurance.
The United States Government will
send a note to Great Britain and
France, inquiring what means they
expect to adopt to carry out their
policy of holding up shipments to and
from Germany from this and other
A bureau of employment, for the
benefit of drug store proprietors and
pharmacists, has been added by the
University of North Carolina. The
! bureau is to be in charge of .1. J.
j Hoard, Assistant Professor in Phar
j macy, Chapel Iiill.
j The Crook cabinet rM!ne. in a
jbndy la; I Saturday night on account
I of disMOTOonienr. Viitwoi tknm n n.l
King Constantine as to whether
Greece should enter the war on the
side of the Allies. The king, whose
wife was a sister to Emperor William,
insisted that Greece maintain her
neutrality, while the mini try wish
to enter the war pnd aid in the con
quest of Constantinople, it is said.
Three negro ).;i3.iiL'rs escaped from
the county jail t.t Statesville, last
Thvrsilny night. n-- r' the prisoners.
Abe Allison, v:s u. sentence of
death for having v ji,j'v entered the
borne of R. L. lii.-rnerly, ncar'Moores
ville, ono right lwt year. An appeal
had heon taken in his case, and he was
cwaiting the decision of the Supreme
Court The other two prisoners were
in on the charge of assault with dead-,
ly weapons. ,