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WM. C. HAMMER, EDITOR
" Aahebori N. C., March 11, 1915
Boys and girls are urged to join the
Pig Clubs and Poultry Clubs.
A tide of revivalism has f pread over
the country, in the cities and towns as
well as in rural sections.
One important argument that should
influence every girl to join the Girls'
Tomato Club is that the United States
imports from 40 to 45 per cent of the
tomatoes used in the United Staes.
The public school is a great institu
tion. Time was when a large per cent
f the people of the state possessed
only the bare rudiments of education,
but good schools are in nearly every
school district in every county in tlie
state, and the children are required by
law to attend school.
The Greensboro Record calls at
tention to the fact that Orange coun
ty built sand-clay roads last summer,
and when the heavy, almost incessant
winter rains came these roads did
not stand up, but the commissioners
put hands to work repairing them un
der competant supervision of course,
and it is claimed the roads are now
better than ever, which fact shows
thai repairing roads is quite necessa
ry as the building. You can patch
a sand clay or gravel road and it is
as good as ever, but a macadam road
wM not stay patched.
The Civil War between the North
and South marked the beginning of
a new ODoch in American history. It
represented a exeat human convul
sion. Even unto this day, a half
century after the close of the Civil
War we often hear the older people
speak of what occurred before
I since the war. The great blood
waves of that fearful struggle,
' cleansed the South in a way. We
got rid of slavery, but our land was
' left in bleeding ruins, our homes
' were burned, our fences down, the
fields grown up in broom sage and
. blackberry briars. Ittook a generation
and more here in the South to get on
our feet financially.
Is there a city of refuge, no tower
of Babel, no Chinese Wall of peace
to restrain burning passion?
Some one has said that civilization
has been no more effective bull v.ark
than bullrushcs to "dam up the Nile."
The art, culture and intelligence of j
the nations of Europe have no more
restrained than if they had been illit
erate naked savages.
When hate, pride and arrogance
get the upper hand of a people, intel
ligence counts for little.
The Baltimore Sun recently had an
interesting editorial on what will be
' after the war is over, we clip as follows:
What is to be done about the fu-
! ture? Are we to accept the cynical
i view of the case and put our trust
j mainly in big battleships and big
consider it, would they have plunged The dead weeds and rubbish in the
ml,n rA .fklsnlv intn anrh a 1 orchard should be raked up and
struggle as this?
Senator Owen, of Oklahoma, some
weeks ago embodied this thought a
thought that has been in thousands
of minds recently in a proposed
amendment to our Constitution, 'pro
hibiting a declaration of war, except
In cases of invasion, until the people
should pass on it at the polls. Soon
or later, if the world's peace is to
be kept, the people must have the
deciding voice in the matter. War
is pre-eminently the people's business,
and until kings and diplomatists are
made to conduct their
burned, as such material affords a
fine place for orchard pests to pass
Efficient Work Being Done Through
out the County.
Having had very good opportunities
to see the workings of the various
schools of the county, it gives me the
greatest pleasure to say that at no
time in the past has the outlook been
brighter than now.
Coming in personal contact with al
most all the teachers and many of the
committeemen, and those interested
in the management of the schools, I
have learned that it is a well nigh
negotiations , universal sentiment that they are
with absolute publicity, and the peo-1 SSSrS
pie of each country are made the desired and hoped for by all true
..i i a it.t--n1 jriemiH ui euucuuon. ieriuiniy, were
court of last resort, international are p0rhapS( 8ome exceptions but they
peace will continue to be at the mercy are exceptions and not the rule. There
of tyrants, of ambitious statesmen no Mnjimem xnai "y enve.
cdiu atioii and nobler and higher ideals
i mis lact is in v and clearly leni
tives when this war is over. We can oust rated in almost every section it
nnil nf enlfieTi intorpsta
We can take our choice of alterna-
put our trust in more tremendous
armaments than we have ever had
before, converting this and all other
countries into armed camps, or we can
our county in many ways. Hardly
half a hundred school districts have
voted on themselves a special tax to
aid and carryforward, better oppor
tunities for their children, and I often
hoar the expression from the people,
put our trust in educating mankind "thit. thc rnol'e willingly contribute
to a realization of the folly of war,
and in making the people the arbi
ters of their own destinies.
NO TIME AS GOOD AS THE
EVBRY LAND OWNER
M every farmer does not have a
rd drag he surely knows how to
wake a split log drag, and the sea
Ma is here when the roads should be
dragged in order to have good roads
before the middle of summer.
If every land owner would take
the time to drag the roads, border
ing n his land, good roads would be
vary-where and no farmer would miss
tie time it takes to do the dragging.
guns and big armies, determined to
SHOULD I maintain our "place in the sun" re
gardlesa of cost or consequence, see
ing in every other nation an enemy
Friends of Mr. Thad R. Manning,
iewerly editor of the Henderson
Getf Leaf, will regret to learn of his
Wth which occurred last week at his
fcesso is Henderson, North Carolina.
Leek well to the garden this spring,
fr remember that much of the living
dsjjaf; the, summer can be obtained
3rem a good garden. Garden vege
tables will help save in the cost of
feeds and these foods will furnish
mere healthful balance in died during
the warm days of summer. The faul
ty will require a vegetable diet and
the garden can be made most profit
sUe. Raise everything you can in
year own garden.
From an editorial in the Stanly En
terprise we clip the following ex
And while it may not be generally
known, yet according to best informa
tion at hand, Randolph county is lead
ing the State in the establishment of
new rural libraries, thereby giving to
the boys and girls of the country dis
trict access to books and papers that
have only been in reach in the past
of those of more normal section.
The spirit is abroad. The time is at
hand and let it be said that our coun
ty is taking hold of it. While writ-
MAtiK HANNA IS DEAD
The Journal of Saturday morning carried a dispatch from New York
telling of a meeting of manufacturers with Chairman Hilles, of the Repub
lican National Committee and the ann ouncement later by Chairman Hilles of
the motion reached in the conference that prosperity would not return to
this country until a Republican was put in the White House. The New
York World of yesterday paid its respects to this conference as follows:
The high-tariff Republican manufacturers who held a. secret conference
in Delmonico's yesterday with the Chairman and Secretary of the Republican
National Committee, to discuss plans for the 1916 campaign, wasted their
time, their railroad fare and their hotel expenses. Mark Hanna is dead.
Mark Hanna Republicanism is dead. There will be no resurrection.
These gentlemen are living in memories. If the Republican party should
be returned to power in 1916, it will not be their kind of Republican party
and its emblem will not be the stock-ticker. Moreover, it will not try to
enact their kind of tariff. It was Tor their benefit and their profit that the
Republican party cut its throat during the Taft administration, and the
party is not keen to repeat the experience. It was because the Republican
party "was their kind of Republican party that the government of the United
States was turned over to the Democratic party.
The old Bourbon protectionists neither learn nor forget Their campaign
contributions used to swing, national elections, and in return for these con
tributions they used to write the tariff schedules. Those days are no more.
They will not return. The Penroses and the Cannons and the Gallingers may
linger upon the scene. They may be nominally in control of the Republican
organization, but no national campaign could be won under such leadership.
The rank and file of the Republican party would not follow them. The 1912
revolt had its theatrical aspects, but it was not all stage comedy. The Re
publican party, if it comes back to power, must be a different kind of Re
publican party from what was driven out of power.
The once highly protected gentlemen who think that the first duty of
Congress is to legislate for their pocketbooks overestimate the power of
money in politics. Money can do much but it cannot do everything. Other
wise they and Wall Street would be in control of the government.
The Delmonico conferees, however generous their campaign contribu
tions may be, will not rehabilitate standpat Republicanism. They will net
rehabilitate any kind of Republicanism. They would break the back of the
most promising political organization that the mind and hand of man cetrid
devise. If they really want to do something. for the Republican party, they
should shut up and keep out of sight. That is thet one service they are
still capable of rendering. Winston- balem Journal.
TWO YEARS OF WILSON
New York World.
On the fiftieth anniversary of Lincoln's second inaugural, Woodrow Wil
son completes half his Presidential term.
These two years of the Wilson Administration have helped te make
more history than any other two years since Lincoln. The coming; two
years of the Wilson Administration must inevitably be the most momentous
period that this country has known since the Civil War.
It is a fact of enormous importance that this crisis finds in the IThite
House a President who is completely master of himself. Being master of
himself, he is the master of his party and of his Administration. -
The ia no kitchen cabinet, mere are no Dane-stair aavisers. wire
j ing on this subject, it would be unjust' are no 8ecret influencea that pull and sway the policies of the Executive. No
"The secret of success and economy & 0f who isn't the heaa 2m T, i SE?i ?'ZZll Mr. WieE
SAND CLAY AND GRAVEL ROADS
The Sanford Express calls anen
Mon to the fact that sand-clay roafls
we all right for light traffic, but for
heavy hauling during long continued
spells of rain there has no road been
built so far through that section
which will equal the gravel consin.
tion. This can be said of the t.cc
eounty roads. We hare heard much
eomplaint of the conditions of the
sand-clay roads. The roads built c
gravel are almost as solid as tT'.r.v
were before the bad weather set ..
The most permanent road is the roau
built of gravel. If all the roads in
the county were built with a gravel
dressing they would ba worth raou
te our people."
A MARKET DAY
In Georgia there is a movement on
foot in some counties to have a mar
ket day at which farmers are to as
semble with their products and live
stock. The country merchant ia also
te bring produce he has purchased.
Large dealers, wholesale and retail,
attend on ouch occasions, in sufficient
anmbers to create competition.,
Ia European countries the market
day ia the arrangement above all
then for handling- the product of
lb. small farm.
Randolph county should have a
market day at the county teat, and
it should b encouraged. The mora
trade ley the people tbe better for the
basfaesa ,mtm ef Ashabore, bseaus.
fee sure trade aa madk Isy, fee
tr tl wS fceSji Q feme.
who may fly at our throats at any
moment, keeping up the polite fiction
of treaties and international friend
ships, but prepared to throw civiliza
tion overboard at an hour's notice
and to strangle and trample to death
like the most primitive barbarian,
anybody who gets in our way? Is
this what we must do, as some of our
wise men advise, or is there any surer
and better way? Those who have
lost confidence in tremendous arma
ments as peace-preservers suggest a
world court with an international po
lice force at its back to keep the peace
and save us from ourselves. Perhaps
that idea may be worked out ultimate
ly to. the advantage of the world, but
unless the heart of mankind have
been converted first, would such a
court be any more potential than the
helpless decree of The Hague tribu
nal? Must we not start at the heart
and the brain of the nations, if there
ia to be any real healing process?
What i all-important a a result of
the war is not an alteration of nation
al boundaries but an alteration of the
national point of view. It is not the
cm Tin which are dangerous, but the
spirit behind the guns. The English
man hates the German and the Ger
man hates the Englishman, because
they have been educated to suspect
and fear each other. Might they not
be educated to respect each other as
much as Americans and Englishmen
The common people, the plain peo
ple, the people who do most oi tne
fighting and the dying and the suffer
ing, might listen to such an interna
tional gospel of good will and come
in time to feel as little disposed to
murder each other over trifles as the
nrrlinnrv man does to murder his
next-door neighbor. When the peo
pie who bear the burdens of peace
and war begin to realize what a cost
ly thing war is in every respect, they
will listen to such doctrine gladly.
But if we are to have any peace an
chors that will hold when a hurricane
comes, the people of each country,
and not a few so-called statemen and
rulers, must have the right to decide
whether they will fight each other or
keep the peace. A war in which
hundreds of millions of human being
are involved, and which i sapping
the strength of the whole world, mor
ally, physically and materially, was
virtually Inaugurated by lee than
baker's dozen of kdasly and diplomat
ic potentate. Could the question of
war or peace have been submitted to
the people of thoce countries fairly
and folly, with a dispassionate itate-
saaat tf what It meant te then all,
aa wfS a few TftHat er && tt
on the farm lies alone the line of nro-' of the educational system of the coun- .... v,, . ty,. m,. v;m - n riiciric him : hut
ducing everything that is needed for ty',the ard ?f ucJionWS.f?II" ! everybody knows that he and he alone is President. Everybody knows that
' b neeueu iut nate m the seect10n of a superintend- ... :: t t I,:- twn , BnA h. Ion wfiT he President.
home consumption on the farm. Dr. ent who has come up through the unu8Ual man, meet to cope with a very unusual situation in the
President who in an omciai relations aispiays neiaier
nor ansrer nor personal ambition. If he has friends,
their friendship counts for nothing in affairs of state. If he has enemies,
their enmity weighs nothing in the balance of government He seeks neither
to reward the one nor to punish the other. . .. .
So evenly does he hold the scales that the members er tne mpiomanc
Seaman KnaPP, of the National De- Sughth
partment of Agriculture, speaks to the cation till he knows the needs of thosw their friendshiD counts
i i ! . .Y.. ' who are traveling tne same roau.
point along this line. We quote as fol-, No officcr of th C(nmty 0 whom
lows: rest more responsibilicy, and to whom
"'These Southern States riirhtfullv Pr0Psli,ve1 esj more strongly ap- c with a theip highIy developed facilities for obtaining informadon,
inese bouthern btates rightfully peal than to the superintendent of jP8' been abIe ,arn whe the President's personal sympathies
should be the nchent in the land, schools. It 18 to him that the ttaou- ,. . t a:i. ; ,l,,actat;nr Rim. Whntirver hia in-
They have the greatest crop-produc- fg" fottrn'teadiwrSf dlviSePinAons mr be' he " "n,othered them in the WsiMH- of
ing power. They control the clothing moral and intelligent fitness to in-ihis 0.ct-hia -jod in their first term most Presidents have been carefuHy
1 aWfc WTflv w 6truct tn.em. Ihe success pt tne ai-. . .. tr . chances of nomination and re-election. Nobody Icmws
most entire scnooi system oi tne coun-; . tl .i i ... j.t a. wi m Not
nave Deen raising cotton and selling ty snows mat mis auty nas oeen weii
it and buying everything else. That , pe a "1??
As time goes on our schools are
aiming more at practical things and
aj. wc wiu pruuuee everyuung mat tial idea of thoroughness. The bright
practice never made a people rich.
ocf. tnr n hone for Randolnh conntv !
is her wefl trained young men and ' ?ln?'
we consume, our own butter,, cheese,
poultry, as well as horses, and let our
cotton be a cash crop, we will own authorities are laboring,
the factories, we will own the banks,
we will be a factor in the policy of
the country and in the control of the
CLEAN UP BEGINS MONDAY
MARCH 15, 1915
And to this end the school
A GREAT CONGRESS
uiWIiop Mr Wilann intends to be
a member of the Cabinet, not a member ot Congress, can say oi ius own
knowledge that the President desires a re-election or that he would at re
fuse a renomination. What all of them know is that the President wwrtd
not stoop from principle to win either a renomination or a re-electapm.
There is where his great strength lies. That is his great usefulness hen
in this crisis. It is ess tm rattle the sabre. It is easy to make the weakin
It is easy to be spectacular and sensational ana wwtmctu. ,
to be a demagogue. It is easy to juggle witn tne late oi a nauom
tin man rati forsce what the next day will bring forth. But it is not
i a .n; onT tndiVfnl Tt is not easv to face everr re
i. ..j wff limit TMnurion. It ia not easy to hew straight
to the line of first principles, regardless of applause or censure r prsfee
or denunciation. It is not easy to be sane when the world ha gtvea atsdf
Kept Faith With People-More Work over w maan rf Ufute1 gt8t. ta the
Than Usual Done. I, '"i -omiW vnn is that their Chief Magistrate m stme
In considering the work of 1 mind today that is intrusted with the responsibilities ef gv-
Sixty-third Congress, which came te " J. i -itriirirttrm.
an end yesterday, it must be judged . emment anywhere in civffixatfoa.
as a whole rather than by the short
i. a. l.-j-j t : I
session jum cunuuueu. in view vi w ' ... t v- ..ti., - -
brevity of the second regular session to the advantage of the nation as a
Thin ia t.h tiniA nf va . . ..-knT
j - ...x ox our national law-matters n m nu i "";" . ., . . .
All the premises should be usual for them to attempt much se-J laiceii .in i
i . i nous legislation oeyona tne passage r Y'a j
cleaned up. of the Appropriation bills. It is not , Congresses that preceded i jhe work
All litter and trash should be Grange, therefore, that of the rather : of ZiZ g
burned. Old cans and such rubbish ,,nn. ? rat influenca upon the welfare of
as cannot be burned should be piled plished. It would have been a mira-, the un;ry " toS aopar.
convenient place near
Bf8wQ. tt.,ftU Nf f with the people. Popular approval
NOTICE OF LAND SALE TJffJMBR
oortant constructive legislation had will ever venture to unao iw cv vx
that team. mil fn, u Wl been nassed. 1 all, the Democrats nave n ioi"
I When, however, the wnoie me or witn wie ,Tt'" e ; Vn
t w9v. I .i ' . i', i.- :j i ...no ninui lat fall when they meres
, congress is lanen into conaiuera- i b"w" . .: . r. j
The humblest home is made pret-' tion it fally merits ttepraisc ,of jd gVTaS
tier when the front and back yards it met in extraordinary session For a more decisive enues. we to
are cleaned up. m April, 1913, it had received a man- w"ur,V " ;j
m , . , , . , aate irom'me American people, n r
The colored nennle Rhmim taIca nn j i a.: r mm
r expressea in ine eiecuonn vi ijit., w r,r mm n at nr
this question and by appointment of do certain things. First among these , KWUK l ur inn
... . was the revision of the tariff. In the
t.uiiiiiiiti,cco ui. wicir wn laio vuiuuku nrevious Presidential e.ection. that oi . xi-ti. r.mlmn t
diligent missionary work induce every 1908, the Republicans had pledged cloge of busine8B March 4, 1915,
, , ., , , . , tnemseives to a reiorm oi me wnu u,.,,M
colored person thoroughly to clean up and then had 8tultified themselves by Resources
his premises. i pushing the duties upward instead of , Loans and discounts JISSJI.ZJ
... . . . ... ciownwara, as tne voters naa apwuii. . uyuii ......... .
Asheboro has the reputation of be- For thig betrayai 0f f aith the G. O. F. Asheboro Graded School Bonds
ing a town with more . Deautitm was nunea irom power, uiu uir . ... ....
. . . . . ... mocracy came into full control of the Banking HousejFunuture and '
homes than any other town of its Government. The Sixty-third Cong-t Fixtures 5,000.00
size in the State. ; ress kept entire faith with the Ameri-; Due from Banks and Bankers
... . , , , can people. It revised the tariff in !
We want not only the people who oo . mnADra faahinn. retain- C.h items 1.562,69
livn in hi fine houses to kepn their inir nrotective duties where essential Gold coin 5,755.00
... . to industries ana eliminating or re- ouver coin, luciuwug "
premises ciean out everyone in every dudng them where it waB Bhown Xhey
home, however, small or humble it were not needed. In connection w:ui
l mi v. i 1L i j the new tariff it also passed an in-
may be, will help themselves - and me tax law, to whicfc all parties
help the town by keeping their prem- had pledged themselves.
j i ..1 j Thin henencient legislation, achlev-
ises ciean uie year ruuiiu. ""V"-"- s ,aa n, tsia th,A 25.000.Uli
. . CU 111 Bit Dcmuvu, .wTTv uiuyiuD ..........
The worst eye sores in the town UD j the regular session by the pas-1 Undivided profits, less current
are right by the side of th railroads ; sage of e Federal
running into the town. f revolutionized and safeguarded: the Cashier's check outstanding 1,763.32
, . . . . . ': anti-Trust laws, including the crea- Total Z8.487ai
Trash, rotten saw dust and shav- Feda, Tradomnjssion state of North Carolina, county oi
ings, black mncK ana mire, can oe and the law admitting ioreign-Duui jtanaoipn, ss:
coin currency ,iiv.tv
National bank notes and other
U. S. notes 6,218.00
Capital stock paid in .... 21.400.Oo
fru i k. Mn vessels to American registry, by I, W. J. Armfield, Jr. - Cashier oi
seen. These place ought to be con- merchant marine has been th shoved named bank do solemnly
demned as nuisances. greatly benefitted. To the everlasting swear that the above statement is
,,. -n honor of the United States the pro-; true to the best of my knowledge
" i viflinn of the Panama Canal act erant-
his machinery should be under the ( ing exemption from tolls to American
.belter when not in use. Exposure J tZ'Zi'TZ
to tho elements is far more injurious American people was greatly enhanc-
to farm implements than well directed d abroad.- Ihe European war intro
wunuiuyiouxiuoaiu. duced many complications that im
nsa. Therefore, the farmer who takes ! nnuH duties on Congress. The
good car. of hi. implement, will tat. ernment yUyJ insur. this 10 day of March. 1
W. 2. Armfield, Jr., Cashier.
P. H. Morris,
D. B. McCrary,
T. H. Redding.
Subscribed and sworn to before m,
By virtue of the powers vested ia
the undersigned by mortgage seed
executed by John R. McLeod, ana
wife Cassie E. McLeod, oa the CTth
day of February,. 1914, recorded in
the office of the Register of Deeds of
Randolph county in Book 15 page
155, I will sell at public auctteai for
cash, at the court house door ia Ashe
boro, ti. C, on the 11th day oi April,
1915, at 12 o'clock, noon, the fallow
ing lands: lying and being ia Trinity
township, Randolph county, Nerta.
Carolina, bounded as follows, te-wit:
Beginning at an iron stake in Haracu
Ragan's line five feet west of a stone
corner planted by A. U. TomMasen
and D. M. Petty,, thence along, the
public road from Freeman's store in
the town of, Archdale to Trinity ia an
easterly direction 247 feet to aa iron
stake in Mrs. Horace Ragan's line;
thence in a northerly direction US
feet to an iron stake, Mrs, Horace
Ragan's corner; thence in an easterly
direction 97 feet to an iron staae in
Mrs. Horace Ragan's line to the cor
ner of what was formerly knows as
the Shube waim place; thence m
northerly direction 149 leet x we
Petty line; thence in a westerly di
rection 551 feet along- the Archdale
Roller Mill road to an iron stake;
thence south along the road betweea
the Petty property, and Horace pa
gan's property 102& feet to an iroa
stake, Horace Ragan's corner; thenca
easterly along Horace Ragan's tin.
182Vk leet more or less w an
stake, Horace Ragan's corner; thenca
229 feet to thebeginning, contain
ing 5 acres, more or less. The asm
being what was formerly know aa
the Moses uammona home piace.
Said mortgage deed contains
power of sale authorizing the under
signed to make sal. of said laad ia
event ox aaiauit oeing suae m
payment of th. debt secured , by said
morteaire deed.' said default having
been made, this sale is accordingly
made under said power.
This 10th day or uarcn,
EMMA H. SMITH, Mortgagee.
them for use much longer than hi
neighbor who allows them to remain
under th. old apple tree all winter.
How any weeds that may Le standing
round th. homestead and driveway.
improvement of our export trade.
In th. session Just closed th. most
important legislation ever enacted
for the benefit of th. navy was pafti-
ed, and provisions was made xor
strengthening th. national defenses.
The Legislator, adjourned last
Tuesday nicrht for th. session. 1.43
A. number ef isieasures failed, rX ; " hats been raufled.
RANDOLPH SUPERIOR COURT
March term of Randolph Superior
court, for the trial of civil cases eon-i
venes next Monday, March 15, and
continues for two weeks, on aaarca
29, a one week's terra for th. trial of
criminal cases, will begin.
Persons who have 'civil cases will .
attend court on the days their esses
are calendared on during the first
two weeks, and those having atminal
cases or those who are witneskies ia
criminal eases should attend at the
term beginning March 29. v i