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Tbpr are said to be 781,000 wa
prisoners interned in Germany.
U, T anninff wife of ReV. Jei
Lanning, died suddenly at her honu
in Denton feDruary is.
The total appropriations of the re
cent General Assembly to State insti
tutione amounted to $a,vw,wv.
rvinmhia TTnivprsitv. New York
with an enrollment of 14,000 student.
is the largest school in tne worm.
Conotnv Ovorman will not loin
nn movement to change the rulofc
so as to stop debate and force a vot
)a the benate.
The rnmerstone of the new hou
for the Church of the Covenant, Pros
byterian, was laid in Greensboro, in
Ilpni-esentative Doughton has rot
omemied John L. Miller for post
master at Conooid. The unsuec
ful candidates are Messrs. J- .
yherrill and idciiliousc.
I'rof. Charles Eatnes, who built th
tirst crematory for the burning of th
human body in this country, an.!
brother of lr. K. -M. Karnes, of Sal is
bury, died in a New York hosjnt..
The entire stock of merchandise o
J. XI. Daniels, of Wilson, was destin
ed bv fire last Saturday night, In.
was nartiallv covered by insurance
The stock was valued at $14,000, v i:
TJnrrv K. Thaw was put on tri.
Vifnro (hp Sunreme Court of New
York last Monday on a charge of con
ppiracv, growing out of his esca)
from the State hospital for the crimi
ual insane at Mattcawnn.
Jesse P. Walker, the Brusnwick
county outlaw who escaped six ye;;:,
ago from the jail at Southport, wher
b was awaiting trial for the muru
f Sheriff Standland, of that county
was captured in Wilmington last Sun
Mr. S. L. Rogers, of Macon county
has been appointed Director of t
Census at Washington. Mr. Rogers
was formerly a member of the Nom
Carolina Corporation Commission
and was Senator Simmons' manage
during the campaign between him am'
Steps are being takea to make
Healing Springs, near Denton, a
popular summer resort. This is one
f the best mineral springs in the
South, and several prominent citi
zens of Lexington and other towns
are erecting cottages there for use
1& a recent letter to Postmaster
General Burleson, Representative
Smb, of Tennessee, chairman of th
House Committee on Postoffices and
Fostroads, charge the railroads witl
making the Governmenc pay twice a
nach for carrying the mails as ttie.-.
o for express traffic
Monroe E. Phillips, a real eetat.'
dealer, of Columbus, Ga., ran amuc!
with an automatic shot gun on th
streets of that town last Friday, kill
in five and wounding 32 others, one
f whom has since died, finally bein
shot to death himself. He is thougn.
te have gone insane as a result o(
President Wilson has selected May!
1, as the date for the meeting in
Washington of the ministers of fi
naoce and leading bankers of Central
and South America with the finai.
iers and treasury officials of the
United State- to discuss the estao
MAment of more satisfactory finan
cial and commercial relations between
the nations of the Americas.
Good Showing Where There Are
Creameries lomparea i
There are None.
Ono t-ountv in Iowa, the one where
the f;-t eo-opiativc creamery was
wtabiUiu-d, lias in two banks deposits
to the va.uo of $2,076,000, and un
divided luo::t.s, capital and surplus
to ti u vuide of $sou,00i).. Ihis count
ha mo.-e creameries than any olac.
m the otate, it is pre-eminently a
sucesof-it dairy community, and the
j.ruvtd bef'U of dairy cattle are
being introduced rapidly. AnoU.er
com";-, one that has not had a cream-er-
.,-d v here dairying is abhorreu
beaiaio it represents too much won.
: . Ivml-s S178.000 iUS
...,.a;..,i -in.l Kiirnlus and undivided
.,.,.1 ivni iWH) on denosit.
i fnvmt-r the deposits are 2,-
in tho latter, where
there are no creameries, the deposits
...ww, i k ,-m.ntv where
arc smu,i;uu. I"- ,. . ,
creameries flourish the undivided
Trolits in two banks is $800,000, while
in the tnree Danss i
ty it represents $17S,0UU.
tu nthnr rountv where the cream
j- j- Ann vish is eiven over
r,es, "1 in, -nd the feed
ing of some cattle and hogs each year
In both counues mim "" " -
-i .u on nhn.it the same
sale kuiiiuuuiuv . ,
From the standpoint of earning there
is a decided dinerence.
DEATH OF E. H. F ARRIS
GIRLS' CANNING CLUBS
The girl's demonstration work un
Ar,- th VoAoraJ rionArtmpnt of Atrri
piiltairn becan in 1910 when four
counties in two states organized can
l,Ko Tho nlnn first tried On i
modest scale by a South Carolina
woman was developed by Dr. Seaman
L. Knapp, of the Department of Agri
culture, who has been in charge of
tv;, i th Kmith i np worK
has produced much of the same re
sults among tne wives ana uaugm-cra
Af favmaM thnt rnA novs corn ciuub
have brought about among uie iar
Dr. KnaDD saw in the idea a means
of bringing a new interest into tne
Una rt Vii-n'niri'niT nhnilt PO-OtlPration
between motner ana aaugnter in do
mestic tasks, of encouraging rural
fomiliaa in uminHp hpttpr food a'
Lii-a. Met Kir iitiliTincr th nrndnrts
of orchard and garden, of providing
girls a way of earning money, and ol
fiirnishinc teachers a metnou or neip-
ing entire communities.
TTip eannini pliibs have crown to
have 40,0000 girls as members under
tViP siinprvision of nenrlv 400 women
agents, in the hfteen boutnern btater
alone. The yield from gardens for
last vear has been estimated at S2S4.
SS0.S1. Nearly $200.00!) of this it
profit. The average profit per mem
ber was $2",)..-)0.
The plan is simple. Kaeh girl takes
one-tenth of an acre, and is tau.H '
how to select the seed, plant, c-ull:-vato
and perfect the prowth of tlu
tomato. In the meantime, port:)'
rarniin,' outfits arc nrovide;' to be Fet
up out of doors, and trained tea-hciv
of domesti science instn'rt the loca"
eaehers in tho bert methods.
Wlion thp Inmntnrs nrp vine, the
girls come together, now at one home
now at another, to can the fruit, wher
tlinv nrp tmin-ht- the nocessitv of scru-
nnlniis plpnnlinpKss: thpv sterilize uten
sils and cans, seal and label, and in
deed manufacture a product tha
finds ready sale.
In sneakincr of this work, one if th
big dailies says: "The imponderable
ndirect gains are certainly not les:
important. Canning club day is i
social occasion. Mother prepares
something a little extra for lunch
eon, and asks the aid and instruction
of the teacher in charge of the can
ning club. The home is "tidied up
tables are properly set out and deco
rated, bouquets of wild flowers appeal
hern nnH fhprp nhniit the rooms. Th'
boys come; mothers and fathers come.
the neighborhood is there!
"Thus anrial int.prast. i kindled
about the doing of something wort
tt-hiliv Thprp fallows a finirit of mu
tual helpfulness, mutual concern, mu
tual affection. This 6ort of thing lay;
the foundation for co-operation in
larger and more important things
the church, in tne scnooi, in cnan-
es, in business.
Aftpr thp first vpar. if the pirls are
successful, they are taught to grow
other vegetables than the tomato.
P-inrlnlnVl pnnntw had BPVpral Kll.'
cessful canning clubs last year, and
is to De nopea win nave more inu-
THE HOME GARDEN
There is no Dart of a farm that will
produce as large returns in making &
good living cheaply as the garden.
The garden should be located as
near th kitchen as possible for the
convenience of the housewife, ano
should be well fenced to a height of
six feet or more to keep out fowit.
and animals. The space should o
large; if not all needed for vegeta
bles, part can be planted in genera
crops, which is better than havin
a garden too small. Some space ma;,
well be given to small fruits, such a
strawberries, blackberries, currants,
When the soil and subsoil are dry
emough to be plowed, the grounu
should be broken from eight to twelve
inches deep and harrowed the sam
day. The soil should be made ricl
preferably by heavy applications o
stable manure, balanced with tv
hundred pounds of acid phosphate t
every two-horse load of manure, ap
plied before breaking. Some commer-n-,;
f,.riili7ir with an analvsis suita
ble to the special crops to be grown
sometimes be necessary in aciui-
A man who depends upon noeinr
Kir Kio ivnmpn will usually have
a noor pardon. The rows should nr
far enougn apart to auow a uur&e w
pass between them ; and if the garden
i nWnnfT shpned. the horse can be
r.nA in KpHpr nrK-nntare.
Horticultural (Jimiiar .o. jar-
,1rn P'.ints and Rotation, contain
some valuable and timelv hints te
nrnenpetive pari eners. 11ns circuiai
: rr. nnn onnlicntinn to Mr. V
Hutt. State Horticulturist, Raleigh
Wll pvprvone knows the elTect ot
Pine Forests on Coughs. Dr. Bell's
Pine Tar-Honey is a remeoy which
brings quick relief for Whooping
Cough, loosens the mucous, soothes
the lining of the tnroat ami iumk
and makes the coughing spens less
A fnmilv with Browing chil
dren should not be without it. Keep
it handy for all Coughs ano uoiu.
25c. at your Druggist.
Mr. Edward H. Farris, city editor
f the High Point Enterprise, ana
?L;kL J 'Mr. J. J. Farris. died sud-
W.nKinrfAn. ti. last Sun
ay morning. Mr. Farris had gone w
Washington on account of the ume
hia wife's father, Mr: Willis, news
it -whose death came from the hos
pital aoon after his arrival. r. r
ll. .nnannt1v in his usual health
i ii i Li. muk MiHnr from
. u.. pf vu f.ther-in-law
deatk waa roceived. Going
ter t wwon
with hi hew "
-ii?l bmtot aawiioal all oemli reach
ENDORSED BY BUSINESS MEN
The Modern Business College, the recognized Business In
stitution of North and South Carolina, with headquarters at
Reidsville, N. C, will open a branch college in Asheboro as
soon as 25 students are enrolled. A 5 -months' term will be
taught, which is plenty of time to complete a course. School
will be in session 5 days and 5 nights in each week.
taing Session, 9 to 11:30- Afternoon, 1:33 to 4:00
NIGHT, 7:30 TO 10.00
Same Course at'Home You Would Get Elsewhere
THEY ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Bookkeeping and Banking,
Shorthand and Typewriting. In
structions in Spelling, Penman
ship, Arithmetic and English will
be given all students.
Positions Secured Free
For Further Information, See the Manager at Once.
O. E. FREEMAN
At Ashlyn Hotel
LUMBER IN DEMAND
TV.. 17fATK.1i ftnvernment has bee
asking mills in the Northwest what
they can do in the way ef furnishing
dred and fifty shiploads of lumber
,ioi;ri-ir fuvhween this and next
December, utner nauon v
sending agents all over the worm tc
; T .Wntit lumhpr. Nothing usee
. 1 v. ia af an war. and Euror
tin. hn anon oi
years. It U a reasonable upposit'oi
a.i t. i. - m Hoatrnrtion belnt
wrought by the present atruggle ir
Europe will oraw owtu i"
f ..ii the forests o
South Aie erica, and that the price
will rapidly advance as soem as peace
" ur. mtiAmti )UM ef BtUm
nu, 4iad matl.e fe f of 82-
A very satisfactory schedule has
been arranged for the coming base
ball season. Two trips will be made
out of the State, the first in South
Carolina, and the second in Virginia.
A tVinon tr-ina wo mppt EmOrV aC
u,nnr nnH Wnfford Colleecs for the
;-t-f tirr.o and up finr.ain meet the
strong university oi eouui vaiuii".
nA v ro-inin. ( o ece teams. VjUH-
ford has suffered unusually heavy
losses this year in baseball. uniy
tan nf last vear's baseball men are
V.l, ornunr) fVlPBA tWO COach
Shore is daily engaged in aeveiopinK
a new team, lne atnieuc r.eiu
mwflniriiiff wtth material and. as to
who will make the team, no one cares
to prophesy. With this new materia
1 . 1 tv, Ma-Vi RVinrn will
have a good team developed by the
opening of the season on marcn i.
The schedule is as follows:
March 19 Bingham (Mebane) at
March 24 Elon at Guilford.
March 31 Belmont at Belmont.
April 1 Wofford at SpartanDurg, .
April 2 University of South Caro
lina at (Joiumoia, a. .
Anril S University of South Coro-
linn f rnlnmhin. S. C
k Finn Kiuttar ICondav) at
April 7 N. C. A- ft M. at Raleigh.
Anrni 13 foeenahoro League at
Anril 17 N. C A. ft 1L at Greena-
iril St WiMtoB Leaco at Win-
April 21 Roanoke at Salem, Va.
Anril 22 V. V. 1. at uiacKSDurg, va
April 23 V. P. 1. at Blacksburg, Va.
April 24 tlmory & tienry ai t.mory,
April 27 University of South Caro
lina at Guilford. '
April 28 Woiford at Guilford.
April 30 University oi worm Caro
lina at Chapel Hill.
May 1 Wake Forest at Wake Forest
BE HONEST FIRST
In an address at Wake Forest, rer
cently, Dr. Edwin M. foteat, rresi
dent of Furman University, and
brother of Dr. Poteat, of Wake Forest
0o;. "And what will vou do young
gentlemen when the temptation
.nmoa? T will tell vou this and I
noli T .mild write it in words of fire.
it is better never to reach the heights
of business, in poutics, m learning
th.n ts find ii Twin renriiinir them that
you have corrupted your soul because
you have played tne game wiia me
devil's tactics ana unaer ni coni roi.
Th Bnoalroi declared that the
temptations of young men are those
of the flesh, ol appetite ana oi par
sion, out also declared that the de
mands of the flesh are not so unpera
tive as the command to obey God.
DIED NEAR GREENSBORO ,
Ifisa Martha Coe died at her horn
six miles from Greensboro, last Bail
day, from pneumonia. The deceased
wm m rianirVtjtr nf the late Wesley A.
Coe, and was M years of age. Sue
la survived by two sister, Mrs. W. y
Kennett, Liberty; and lira. P. F. Uo-
uulloea, at uraencDor.
If tliere is a less courteous way oi
terminating a subscription than by
refusing to take the paper from tne
narsitTifA At t-n r-fiv it. -frrim tn
carrier, we have never yet heard of
it No one caring to preserve nis
self-respect would adopt such r
course if he stopped to consider a
moment, for he could not help seeing
that the most elementary oi counesv
demanded that he should intimate di
rectlv to the editor or publisher his
desire and purpose. But the matter
becomes more serious wnen we sud-
senptnn whose discontinuance is thus
mdnlr nought is in arrears for a
greater length of time. In such r
case it is downriirnx aisnonesry. ne
A LEGAL BATTLE
with him even to paying him what
tia nvra him. Rnt do Christians ever
do this? W-e-e-1-1. ve don't know
whether Christians do it or not, but
well make affidavit to the fact that
umii rVinrrh members do it and Wei'
summon every religious newspaper
editor ana puounaer iu vu
DacK up tne amaaviu owp y v.
n ir vnn mnir.. rrumna: mn ao
in a courteous, honest. Christian way.
The tfnited States Government,
acting- film Great Britain's request
haa uakxA Germany for nermusion v
hAVA an American, chosen by Ambas
sador Page at London, visit the camps
in Germany, where British prisoners
of war are detaiaed. and report on
their conditioa. i
School Teacher, Red-headed Bey,
Switch and the Lawyers.
(From The Siler City Grit.)1
On or about the 15th day of FA
ruary, one Jimmie Adams, a yooaj
auburnheaded youth of 12 ye
was given corporal punishment M
his teacher, Miss Lena Brows,
Shadv Grove School, two miles wesi
of Staley, in Randolph County.
The parents of the youth contend
that he was whinned unmercifulir
and accordingly a warrant was wr:i
with assault and battery. LsatSjl
urday the case came, up for trial "v? 1
fore 'Squire It C. Palmer. The cswjl
WOO UWU IU Wi wvuwk mwwwv - .
..I KnilHinir wan TjaCXW
much so that United States Distrt"
Attorney W. C. Hammer was iw
Fourth District W. D. Siler. was pf
ent to prosecute. The trial d -a
10 O CUCK. ana manjr wimow , ,
u-l. t nuila mtirtm with
burning oratory and fierce injecting
hour and a half, while the aolicJ
only entertained the audience
hour. The district attorney
and thundered from his six xa".
inches height, while the
chirped ana aassed back from
feet five. Finally after a sesrio
several hours the trial
judges dockHnf W 1 j
er. . i