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Av-'boro, N.C.. Thursday, March 18, 1915
)l LAW VI . J-.M-1
THE COUNTY ASSOCIATION MET
LAST SATURDAY ADDRESS
BY PROF. NOBLE.
The Randolph County Teachers' As
sociation met in the auditorium of the
Asheboro graded Bchool last Saturday,
with a large attendance, all seeming
enthusiastic and interested in the mat
tr f isaproving the rural schools.
The meetingwas opened by singing
"America", Scripture reading by Supt.
Bulla, and repetition of the Lord's
Prayer. There was little business to
come before the Association; and aft
er the reading of the minutes of last
oonninn kv tha awxetarv. Miss Lillie
Parrish, came the principal feature of
the day, an acwress by rroi. en. v. o.
ble, of the Universityof of North Car
olina. Supt. Bulla introduced the
speaker in a few words, paying high
tribute to him as am educator. .
Then Prof. Noble, in his own in
imitable maimer and with his inex
haustible fond of wit and humor com
bined with -solid common same, en
tertained, instructed, and eaoouragsa
his audience fw about a hwar. He
tagaa oy telling something of -hie
own early experiences as a teadher.
Hi tttnrv at the little piney woods
school a 18X20 boom, Titk two
doors and four windows, was wdeM
interesting. It was very eaiwwrafing
to tho young teachers, especially, to
roalise that this diaUngwished duoa
tor, who "hv since held high positions
in the school system of m State, ana
nnw t i head of the Educational
Department of our State University,
has once undergone the trials and
tribulations that fall to "the lot of the
teacher in a small osanxry school
Tf Wnhl toM of teaching recently
n miffht class in the mill section of
Chapel Hill; and said it was as much
aouim in him to instruct the boy
in oreralls, who is forced to toil dur-
ism skylight for hts bread, as wo rec
w in the intelligent and cultured
etodMrta of the University.
la regard to discipline of children,
the speaker said the average teacher's
greatest trouble is in Tatting w see
thfctm from the childs view-point
The teacher should remember that the
bik nature is human -as is nera anu
that all are liable to err. No one
should attempt to teach unless in a
good humor. Prof. Noble "is a firm
believer in the efficacy of, a joke and
a trood lawr oceaoionally..
Continuing, the speaker ,alled at
.tewtian to mm of the great improve
mste ia the adbaels of vtae . present
k as compares wi& rfheae af,1the
last geaeratioa. The -old idea was
that education was ;oj4y .necessary for
mea who were to enter xne ministry,
taw. mr laediatne. and not necessary
for women at all, as they only "had
t hL" Ne MfocitH preparation was
Mnml for .a teacher: anyone who
ka2 little knowledee of books couta
teach school All thia'is very differ
ent bow. Ia the old days, too, the
tnoohor u bm biec of fear to chil
tm. instead of beinir their friend
The old costora of "hi ving -the . teach
or "KnarH around" has. passed away
and while conditions are not always
as they should be, Sney are ten
time hotter than thev wre fifty
The sneaker said that
patrons of schools sometimes fail to
An their dntv by teachers even now,
uai loat he would like iso haw a-meet
mr of natrons with -nut a .teacner
Some of the burdens formerly put
unoa teachers really aeem ridiculous
at the present time. For instance, it
was once a duty of the pedagogue
not only to teach the .ehildren to
write but to manufacture the pens to
h rkW) from coos sniilts. The ink
in hnmmade. often from poUtber
ries or some other homely material
Another improvement of the present
ky is the use of tabVts instead of
ttt old unsanitary siaic. du-si neve,
h sneaker eave an account of writ
inn he saw in the English schools
when traveling in that country. He;
said the children, at first, were taught
to -write in sand on boards, and so mis
takes were easily corrected.
The return to the County Superin
tendent,' whirl office was at one time
aboasned in jSortn caro.ina, was a
great forward step. Formerly it was
almost impossible to get people in thf
country districts to buy the necessary
books for their children, some ever
; being unreasonable enough to say that
a child did not need a reader until nt
eonld read in the "Testament," but
such is not the case now. People are
willing to buy books and co-operate
with the teacher.
ne of the greatest needs of the
present day school, according to rror
Noble, is better teaching of history
and geography. In geography, espe
cially children, often memorize the
text without really understanding
what geography is, thaugh the teach
ing of this subject, as all others, is
Altogether, it was shown that th
schools of the precerit day nre much
more pleasurable r.nd profitable than
After Prof.Noble's address, the
teachers were invited down to the
class room of Miss Cletus Burgess,
who gave a most interesting and prac
tical arithmetic lesson with herclas?
of second grade children.
Mr. R. C. Cox, superintendent o
the Randleman graded school was t'
have given a talk on "Moonlight
Schools." Mr. Cox has recently oi
ganized at Randleman the only schoo'
of this kind in Randolph county, and
the teachers were sorry not to hear
his story of it; .but on account of thf
lateness of the hour and the fact that
ELECTION CASES NOT TO BE
TRIED NOW COURT PAPERS
TAMPERED WITH CAUSES DE
LAY. The civil term of Randolph Superior
Court convened last Monday morning,
with Judge Shaw presiding. It is
expected that court will continue two
weeks, and will then be followed by
the criminal term of one week.
On Monday morning of this week the
counsel for the plaintiffs swept into
the court house with motions for judg
ment m the election cases. The motion
was met by a special appearance by
defendants' counsel who filed half a
dozen affidavits showing that in the
cae of R M. Wright vs. J. M. Caven
ess, the. summons prepared by plain
tiff's counsel was made returnable to
a term of court "the first Monday aft
er the first Monday in March, 1915",
instead of "the second Monday after
the first Monday in March; 1915,w
Coons el for plaintiff filed no affidav
it In 'denial of this, although the sum
mons now shows that it has been
changed to "the second' Monday after
tho first Monday in March, 1915."
Upon tho affidavit filed hy the de
fendants in this ease the. court finds
that the summons when issued and
served was retnrnahie on the first
Monday after the first Monday in
March, 1915, and m made out was til
ed in the Clerk's office - that subse
quently thereto said summons was
taken out of the Clerk's office by Mr.
Redding, one of the counsel for plain
tiff, and that when it -was filed there
after that it had been changed to from
the first Monday after the first Mon
day in March, to the second Monday
after the first Monday in March, and
upon these findings and of facts the
court orders that summons be chang
ed so as to read, the first Monday aft
er the first Monday in March, 1915, as
it was when originally issued, filed
and served. The defendant moves
that the action be dismissed for the
reason that the summons was return
able on the first Monday after the first
Monday in March, &K a time when
there was no court in and for Ran
Ldolph County. 'The motion of the de-
rendartt is denied and the deiemrant
accepts. The plaintiff moves to amend
said summons so as to make it return
able on the 'second" "Monday after the
first Monday rn If arch, 1911). Motion
in allowed and the defendant accepts."
Th'iB tampering with the record
while out of the Clerk's office, taken!
out oy nn -attorney for plaintiff, great
ly emharrassed the plaintiffs -attorn
eys, ami thefher wmnael present .n
nied any 'knowTege of the change MM".e
in the return Say o'f summons. " Tnis
naturaTily frustrated plans and the
caeca will not be-' tried at this term.
Up to the' hour-Of- going t prese the
following cases 'hare been disposed of:
The case of T5tta Harwell against
the Western Union Telegraph Compa
ny consumed a large part of the time
Monday, but was finally non-snitied,
the judge not considering the evidence
sufficient to put the case to the jury,
tn the case df Mrs. Swaringim ap
plying 3r divorce from her hnebawl,
W. T.. Swaring'nn, divorce was grant
Mrs. Swaring'rm formerly conducted
the Central Hotel in Asheboro, and
Mr. Swaringim was at one time -editor
of a newspaper at Fuqaay Springs.
The case of Clark vs. Nance wns
compromised, Bettie Clark takinjr the
old home place and the most valuable
Dart I the land under dispute, and
Nance receiving a smaller portion.
A nnrro woman and her infant
child were 'kSUed and .two me-n, Joe 1
and John Pemy, husband. and broihrr-in-law
of the murdered woman were
nrohablv fata 11 V injured in a battle
with unidentified persons, who i
fire to the home of the Perry family
near Hendereon, early one morning
last week. After setting fire to the
home, the oersons on the outside be
gan shooting into the burning house,
woundinsr the two men o badly that
they were wnable v rescw tne mow
er and child who were cremated in
th burnine building Sheriff Roy
ster and a nossrs went in search of
the murderers and the two injuren
men were taken to Henderson for
Mrs. E. L. Stamev. wife of Dr. Sta
mey, awl children, of Greensboro, w ill
go to AlamogordO, iev Mexico, in i
few days to spend some time on ac
count of the illnew of little Jliss
manv of the teachers had a long (lis
tance to drive to their homes, it wan
decided to postpone this part ot the
program till a future meeting.
Supt. Bulla made a short talk, urg
ing the teachers to prepare for County
Commencement and the meeting ad-
Teacher s Present.
Lula Andrews. B. L. Anderson, A.
Zachary, Kate Nance, Bertie Law
rence, saran wooa, r.mma juugr.
Mrs. Dora B. Davis, .Nora wood, m.
Kanov. R. C. Cox. Daisy Os
borne, Edna Lamb, Pearl Leonard, Vv.
White, Mary Hunting, Alma BarK
D. M. Weatherly, Bertha Yow, F.
P. Boroughs. Edna Hutchinson, Sallie
Mason, Beulah Cox, Annie Maness,
Mary Lamb, Pearl Younts, Ruth Rob
erts, Kate Phillips. Lillie rentress,
Cletus Burgess, E'bic Miller, Bessie
.auehlin. Li lie 1'arrisn, janie .uc-
Cloud, Mrs. Lucy Davidsn. Cordelia
Craven, Hazel Cox, Mary Bunting.
SEEN IMEW YORK
NEW YORK'S CITUKCnER,PLACES
OF AMUE.tIiNT, UKPART
MENT STORKS EVCH'EMENT
OVER THAW TRIAL, AND OTH
There are many places of interest
in the great city and just now one o
the most interesting is the court build
ing where Harry K. Thaw is standing
his fifth trial- since the murder oi
Stanford White, People are admit
ted only by card, and there has hard
ly been ntanding room for those hold
A countryman is impressd by the
many horrible things that happen.
There is something new every day.
The suicide of a young lady who was
stenographer in a prosperous business
man s omce has made the citizenship
of the whole country wonder why.
Investigations have uncovered the
fact that the employer was leading a
double life, had abandoned one wife
and three daughters and had wrecked
the lives of other young women.
One evening this week I wcat to a
fruit stand and a short diataace from
there saw the streets full of. yaoplt.
I went arcane ana foand that a ruaf
man had shot his bride of three
months and then shot himself. The
policemen had been notified jsf'tho
shooting so they broke in the apart
ment, got the bodies and put thein is
an ambulance. The man died the next
day and the woman is improving
will doubtless recover.
Perhaps the moat exciting and dan
gerous occurrence in years was that
of the placing of a bomb in a Catholic
church early one morning by some
anarchists, one of the policemen in
the city had gained favor with these
men. who let him into their place, he
passed the word and the detective
were in trie cnurcn disguised as usn
ers, scrub women and worshippers,
The men went in lighting cigars just
before entering and one placed the
bomb, just as he strated to light it
from his cigrr he was captured; their
excuse was to Kill the wealthy people
there, cause a riot in the city, and
then secure money from banks. The
men were oommitted to prison.
While pausing a Catholic church 1
saw a hearse and several carriages.
went in to witness the funeral servi
ces. The corpse had been in for som
time as mass had already been held.
A Catholic funeral differs from
Protestant 3iv that relatives have to
pay for the body helng taken into the
-church, say for the priest to pray
the 001 oat Of pontery, pay for the
laterf s?rwiiBn ' None fci-i n- m-m
van afford h rlrarch fu-fww!. TW us
ket wutt -carried on th shoulders of
era men as it was taken to the hearse.
To intersperse a little brightness, 'the
theatre was taken in; first to see,
Polygamy, a play portraying Morman
fife and character. The women par
ticular are much interested in this,
as women play a prominent part in
the Morman religion, and are the
principal sacrifices and sufferers ;
this was brought out most vividly in
the production of the play,- and is
calculated to expose the polygamous
practice of Hormonism
Keith's Vaudeville was the next and
there Wits every thing fmm music up
and down. Mrs. Leslie Carter, who
has been on the stage for forty years,
played rn her famous play, "Zaza.
There were several Chinese who did I
athletic feats tnost wonderfully. The-
next place was the Hippodrome where
everybody goes. It is the one place
of amusement that i known all over
the world. It is open forty weeks in
the season, giving two performances
a day, and playing to an audence, av
eraging 12,000 people every twenty
four hours. The stage, is tremendous,
Wing 110 feet from the foot lights to
rear ami 200 feet in
i um ,i. .i ki,;.i
, -ij tu ,. V
the theater durinjy the regular Hip
podrome .season. It costs S(5,009 r.
day to run the Hippodrome, this
seemed a fabulous amount hefore see
ing the parade on the stage the iirft
thing on the program. There were
forty beautiful horses, elephants, b:;'
and little, hears and different anim:i!s
flown tn the dog and pig. A lirft
r!as8 circus with the throe rinrs:
something interesting in each at ti.'
same time is the famous hippodrome.
The trapeze performers were there
and numerous; mor-t wonderful were j
their feats, too exciting for a coun-.
try person. The animals were splen
didly trained; elephants doing many !
human stunts, among them the horri-j
ble tango dance. Bears were sis p: -i
cid in their tricks as tho house cat !
and other animals equally as smart i:;j
I have been im Dressed with th'1 1
large church attendance here. The
Broadway Tabernr.cle which I hav
preferred, is a splendid ediiice, bta1!-
tiful inside and out suk The past'i:-
Dr. Jefferson, is a most pleasing s ornV
er, fine think r and most earnest mar
He chooses simple practical subject."--
and makes illustrations so plain tha
they are applicable to every one. ('
has been prencl-ing a scries of ser
mons on personp.iitv. l ast Sunday he
preached on "How to Read the Hible.'
n the beginning be said that it v.-.-
a great mistake for youthful rea.ltf
to begin with Genesis for them, b
with New Testament which prepared
them for the old Testament; jipain he
said it was not well to read with re
gard to verses and chapters, snyim"
that originally, tho Dib'e was not so
.Iividcd. He urjfed regular rca.hn!:
by all means not hurriedly.
Another intercsUnt? sermon was on
"How to Work and Worship." He
ei'tertained diiTerent work in secular i
PiiOJIINENT CITIZEN OF 5TONT-
GOMERY COUUNTY DIED LAST
SUNDAY AT AN ADVANCED
Mr. A. P. Leach, commonly knowi.
as "Sandy", died at his home in Mont
gomery county, four miles west of
Star, last Sunday, and was buried
Monday "afternoon at three o'clock, in
the family burying ground one miW
trom his home. Jbuneral services
were conducted by Rev. Mr. Davis at
His wife, who was Miss Mary Mc-
Leod before marriage, died in May,
1913. He left surviving eleven child
ren, who are as follows: D. A. Leach,
Denton: W. A. Leach, Martins Mills;
Mrs. D. C. Cochran, Star; Mrs. D. W.
Cochran, Allreda; Mrs. S. P. Maness,
Biscoe, Route 1; Mrs. J. A. Maness,
Biscoe Route , 1: Mrs. N. T. Maness,
Biscoe Route 1; Mrs. C McNeill,
Steeds Route 1: Mrs. L. A, Wright,
Star; Mrs. W. JS. Boroughs, AUreOo,
Bun. poipii U raves, Se grove.
Ther are alao So Unng srand-
eluldrea nod 11 dead, as equal num
ber ex hoy and girls; and & frea
grandaMldren living and three dead
Mr. A- Leach, of Star, ia a surviving
Mr. Leach would have been 85 years
of as in May. Ho was born 6 miles
east of Star in 1830, lived his long life
in Montgomery county, of which he
was a well known and highly respect
ed cititen, being: an upright christian
SMALL NEGRO MAKES
Will Hollowell, a negro boy of
twelve or fourteen years of age, wa
arrested in Rocky Mount last week
because he had an unusual amount
of money that was thought to have
been stolen. After his arrest, the lit
tle negro made a sensational "confes
sion," claiming that he had assisted
three other negroes, grown men, in
the robbery of the West Durham pos
office a few days before. On his evi
dence, Nat Thornton, Arthur Hay
wood and James Rouse were arrested
and taken to Durham for trial; but
later the case went to pieces on the
evidence- of a Mrs. (Jlark, oi Kocky
Mount, who testified that the boy was
working for her at the time of the
West Durham robbery, and so could
not havo ben present aa he claimed
to have been. The officers are pus
sled to Vw how the little negro was
able to (lescribe no accurately". Ue
blowing open of a safe and robben
of an office unless the three negroes
are really guilty and had told him
the story, a supposition that ia not
MRS. ROCKEFELLER DEAD
Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, wife of
the multi-millionaire oil magnate,
died at Tarrytown, New York, last
Fridav. Mrs. Rockefeller had been
in failing health for some mon'.hs
but her death was unexpected. Her
husband and eon. who were at Or-
mond. Florida, were informed of her
condition when it took a critical turn;
and engaging a special train, left im
mediately for New York, ihe .ml
immediate relative present when she
died was her daughter, Mrs. Paralce
Mrs. Rockefeller was a little past
75 years of ape, being just two months
younger than her husband. Before
marriage, she was a Miss Speiman,
born in Wadu vorth, Ohio, later living
in Cleveland, where she met the fu
ture oil king at fifteen years of
age. At this time, Rockefeller was
an awkward cou'itrv youth, while Jiis
'-pfiTnen was the daughter ot a Rand-
i some cilv home Mid Uv-cutiomf
luxury. Nevertheless, the two h
much in- eommcn induding a love of
.tudy and Fimpm tristes.
"To be a foo.l wife s-iid mother i;
the highest anil hardest privilege oi
a woman," was one of tho Kiyintf ac
credited to the wife of the world's
r'a hcKt man.
affairs but toying rpecir.l stress on
work for Christ. The first thing wus
working for human beings praying
for them, cnroiiraginsr them, in church
and social alfairs. He pictured most
vividly tho wo:-k of the in eel; and low-
Jcsus as he weni apoui t ::ig i-o-.-i;;
nearest to thein first, beiore aspiring
t great thing at a distance,. He
j brought h(ime l:e many tilings thi.i
l he urged cJiri.t :;m? to do the work
! .'-era possible i'or each am! every one
j t J do.
I Everybody is interefied in the,
I tilings 'that' are happening on tlici
! water. The IV lute Siar lmer Ai-:.;.-flvinR
the T.raijh flag, reached New
York Saturday iVom Liv i-rr.ool with
oTi passengeis and SXCI4 sacks 4 of
nu:il, said to the largest copFin
ment ever Kent fr.mi England to
Passengers said tinned. boat de
stroyers accompani-v! the vessel fro'i.
the mouth of the Mersey far out ti
soa to protect them from attack by
The department stores are busy
p'nees for in them one sees people
sail? ('acting their ne;-!s in every lino,
hi r.ll of them there r.re restaurants
vh.crc the inner man can be rt-f resiled.
There are rest gi-ovt-g with easy chairs
lavatories, etc. The old time sta'r
ways have been replaced by up t-.-il-.ie
elevators and rfornng stairs.
Every article can be found firm tao
?ma!!est pin to the most etoboras
furnishings. New York is really aiu!
truly & great city.
A. P. LEACH
ITEMS OF LIVE NEWS GATHER
ED I-R05I OVll EXCHANGES
AND CONDENSED IN BRIEF
FORM FOR BUSY READERS.
Albemarle is to have a Chautauqua
The Holt-Morgan cotton mills, a
large Fayetteville concern, have been
forced to close down owing to inabil
ity to secure dyestuffs from Germany.
Jamestown will hold a bond election
for $15,000 to build a modern brick
school building in place of the build
ing burned a few weeks ago.
Tho Southern Development Co., of
Wilmington, is establishing a colony
of Belgians in Pender county. Twenty-seven
have already arrived.
Miss Margaret Wright, of Troy,
has resigned her position as teacher
in the Albemarle graded school on
aeoount of ill health.
The eighth a&Boal sasalon of tho
Davie county Baraca CoaveaMoa jriU
meet la Cooleexaeo, Saturday aad 8iu
iay, 8 tmi 4.
An effort is betas mads to wteb-
liah a farm life school on Drowninc
Creek, aear Jacks Sgrijiga, ia tUaro
The peninsula of Yucatan has se
ceded from Mexico and will aak the
United States to establish a protec
torate over the country. The new
nation has an army of forty thousand.
Dr. J. C. Walton. native of Cas
well county, and formerly one of the
best known physicians in North Caro
lina, died at his home in Richfield,
New Jersey, recently.
The Lutheran parsonage at aft
Pleasant, Cabarrus county, who de
stroyed by fire last Sunday, origin un
known as the family were not at
home when the flames broke out.
A deed for land was recently rec
orded in the office of Register of
Deeds at Greensboro, bearing the date
of 1830. Another deed recorded
about the same time in the Guilford
office bore a war stamp of 1869.
Mrs. Lon Hart, of Rowan county,
has never had the toothache although
she ia 82 years of age. She thinks
this good fortune ia due to the fact
that she never ato anything too hot
nor too co ia.
The" citfsen at Bitters township
Moore county, are getting togethe.
to build a road from McConnell to
the old Plank road. Every citisen
living on those roads will contribute
of his time, labor, and means.
Lincoln Boachey, a well known
aviator, who gave exhibition flights
in Greensboro and Kaleigh lour
five years ago, fell three thoousand
feet into San Francisco Bay and was
killed, probably by drowning, while
attempting a spiral descent In
monoplane, at the Panama-Pacific
Exposition, the first of this week.
Representative Leonard, of David
son county, secured the passage bv
the recent General Assembly of a law,
authorizing the issuance and sale o'
$300,000 of bonds for the improvement
ol Davidson roads. A road commis
sion for the county has been organ
ized, and the work- oa the highways
win De pushed.
The builiiicg, formerly occupied by
the oaiisbury Military School, has
been secured by Rev. George H. At
kinson, to be occupied by the Albe
marle iormal and Collegiate lnsti
tute, which is to be moved to Salis
bury. This is the same building
liit'i'wt Uiv- Muio lor tut- scinioi
Lacy Pegues, a negro boy of 12
last Saturday, for stealing diamond
rings worth SS00 from the home ol
Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Hrawlcv. The
boy was delivering groceries, and took
tha rings from the kitchen, where
Mrs. Brawley had laid them down to
avoid soiling when engaged in house
The postoflice at Edgomont, a sta
tion at the tei-iniiu:. ol' the Carolina
and Aort.i-western Railway, 22 miie.-
from Lenoir, was broken into an..
olibcd one night last week by un
nown persons. Several hundred
'ilars worth of money, statins, nr.-
other valuables were secured. Thi
is the second lime the oflice at Edge
raent has been robbed within the la-d
t Ihe influence of Rev. :'id
, J-L'Tcuiry of the North
'rifioi'.-ir'a Aid Society, evcrc
id city juil in the State
t large Bible. The Bibles
il't ol' a .Mrs. Ne'son. of
rittsiH-vrn, wno leu a provision li
ner wi.-l that part of her fortune
should be spont in providing Bible.
for the poor and the prisoners in the
county and city jails. The books will
bo distributed about April 1.
The. Piedmont Commercial Club an,!
other citizens, of Albemarle, are mak
ing ari-ar-ger.ior.tR for the ostab! lea
nt ent of rest rooms for the ladies ot'
Stanly comity when in town slumping.
A. building '.1.1 probably be erecten
at a cost of about $S00, half tJie
amount to be pledged by the count
and the othe:- half su:sci-ibeii by cit
izens. The main features of' the
building will be a large rest room
furnished v- ith comfortable ehaivs,
and a snialk-r toilet room.
LATE WAR NEWS
Gi.'RM NV TO BLOCKADED
Vi N-iACUi-: OF Cli.iJSTlANS IS
The Kiritf of England has signed
the "bloekitde" measure, which for
bids ships of all nations to enter or
leave any port of Germany with car
goes of any kind, and also forbids
neutral nations to allow cargoes in
tended for Germany to enter their
ports. The captured cargoes however
will probably be sold and tho money
eventually returned to the owners, in
stead of being confiscated.
The German cruiser Dresden, a
sister ship to the renowned Em den,
was sunk by three British ships about
four hundred miles off the coast of
Chile, last Sunday. The crew were
saved, fifteen of them badly wounded. '
There were no losses by the victors.
The Dresden is the ship that earriea
"President" Huerta, of Mexko, to
safety last year.
Tha fighting is and near Ptrrrif.
after a lull, haa again become sever
with tho Allies eMstiag gains.
There are grave fears of a suwsa
or of Christians at Cenattnttaopie
if the Turks loss.
MEXICANS KILL AMERICAN
Jots C Sltil'-iMis. foo&ertar t
Chicago, and a aromieomt "ssfctsst sf
Mexico City, was killed at his asato
in the If sxicaa capital, last Tharssay,
when Zapata troops entered the eity.
After the killing, the house was footaa
and robbed. The United State fee
was flying over the house and the
doors had been sealed by the Braaii
lian minister, according to reports to
the State Department.
The United States Goverssient has
made a formal demand oa General
Salazer, the post commander in Mex
ico City, insisting that the Zapata
troops guilty of the murder, be pun
ished and adequate relief guaranteed
the family of the murdered man.
NOTICE TO COLORED WOMEN
Mrs. M. H. Quinerly, of Greenville,
chairman Health Committee of North
Carolina Federation of Woman's
Clubs, wishes to call the attention of
colored women throughout th Stat
to the National Negro Health Week'
planned March 21-27.
It is requested that club woaa al
over the State join in giriac the -tr
publicity, sad fit - Aistribatiaf
health literature ana) aswsaspass
containing health .aotieas, ssapaa; sel
It is further sufcestes taat ta
ministers of all colored enureses set
aside the third Sunday ia Marca as a
day of prayer for better baalta sba
ditions, and preach special health s
mons on this dr.y. Any other appro
priate exercises may be arranged si
the ministers, and the colored staoofi
are asked to co-operate.
DR. CLARENCE POE COMING
Dr. Clarence Poe, editor of the Pro
gressive Farmer, and one of th
State's most prominent citizens, will
be the principal speaker at County
Commencement in Asheboro, April 2.
The exercises will be in the auditori
um of the graded school building, and
hundreds of school children are ex
pected to be present and take part.
F1KE AT RANDLEMAN
The store of J. A. Clapp & Son, at
Randleman, was destroyed by fire of
unknown origin, early last' Friday
The building, valued at $2,500, was
owrrl by J. B. Wa'i of Asheboro.
'he stock of goods, owned bv the
Clapp company, was worth about $5,
000. Tho loss was nartialfv covered
Last Monday was the 134th anni
versary of the Battle of Guilford
Dr. Charles W. Bain, head of the
department of Greek in the University
of North Carolina, died last Sunday
irom heart trouble.
Mrs. J. II. Henley has been appoint
ed to take charge of the Tomato Club
wort; in Lee county, the Government
is to pay her $K0 for her services.
and the Board of County Cimmission-
$70, and the Board of Education
Two American boys, twins, fifteen
ars of age, were recently dischar
I'rom the British army, which they
d joined as grown nu n -when visit
V .-in aunt in England. Their i-e-
k-a.-e vi.fi sciurcd hv Arnhnw-nlnf
Pai-v at the request oi' their narenls.
Glenn and Dewey Yount, Jodie Bass
';iru e Lav. rence and Ezra Rink, all
voting while men, were placed in
jail at Newton, last Monday, pending
a hearing of the coroner's jury in
vestigating the death of Pink Good
son, a negro who was killed near
town, last Saturday night, when a
mob attacked his home with rifles
Mr. D. L. Clark, a well known crt-7-cn
of ilif.h Point and an artist of
coiisidtrable talent, died at his home
a tew days ago, and was laid to
rest Monday, funeral services hoim-
conducted by K
u inert uowe, and
interment with Masonic honors. Mr.
Clark was ninety-one vears of m
lie is survived by his wife, who was
a Miss Alston; of Vim-ini-, wi
lier marriage in 1855.