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Asheboro, N. C, Thursday, April 15, 1915
GENERAL NEWS ITEMS
ITEMS OF LIVE NEWS GATHER
ED FROM OUR EXCHANGES
AND CONDENSED IN BRIEF
FORM FOR BUSY READERS.
Lincoln Green, traffic manager for
the Southern freight department, an
nounces that his road proposes to in
crease rates five per ce,nt to be ef
fective October 1.
Joel Green, a negro desperado, was
shot to death by a posse near Pine
wood, S. C, last Satorday after he had
been treed in a swamp by bloodhounds.
General Huerta, the Mexican trouble
maker, has sailed from San Lopez,
Spain, for the West Indies. It is fear
ed that he will return to Mexico and
start another revolution.
German headquarters at Berlin, de
rlare that 55,800 Russian prisoners
were taken by the Germans during the
month of March. '
Mysterious "information" recently
came to Philadelphia bankers to the
effect that the European war will end
within thirty days. It was believed
to uch an extent by the bankers that
they purchased $10,000,000 worth of
German Treasury 5 per cent notes,
due next January, at 99 and 5-8.
Revenue officers from Statesville
captured a copper still of 150 gallons
capacity, near the Wilkes and Iredell
line one day last week. The operatives
Hod at the approach of the officers.
Jehn Haskins, a white boy of Wil
son, was killed by coming in contact
with a live wire that was swinging
across the walk after the storm, one
lay last week. Attorneys for the
boy's- father have sued the town of
Wilson for damages.
Mrs. W. A. Guthrie, wife of a prom
inent lawyer and sister to Gensrcl J.
S. Carr, of Durham, died one day last
week and was laid to rest at her old
Receivers have been appointed for
the J. B. Greenhut Company, which
operates a well known department
store and mail order business in New
The North Carolina Press Associa
tion will meet at Montrcat, July 1st
and 2nd. ' ,
Three hundred unemployed Ameri
cans have appealed to the State De
partment for transportation from
Tampico to the United States.
Hon. Thomas W. Gregory, Attorney
General of the United States, will ad
dress the State Bar Asociatibn, which
meets in Asheville, August 2, 3, and 4
Gifford Pinchot, ex-chief forester of
the United States, who has been act
ing as agent for the State Deparment
at Washington, in the Europan war
zone, has been expelled from Belguim
by the German authorities.
The town of Magnolia, this state,
shipped 5,000 dozen eggs during the
month of February, and more than
3,000 dozen during March.
Selection of the route for the pro
poned Dixie Highway from Chicago
to Miami, Florida, was left to a com
mission of 14 men by the confer
ence of governors and road advocates
that wet at Chattanooga, recently.
Twe commissioners are to be appoint
ed by the governor of each state
through which the road will extend
as fallows: Illinois, Indiana, Ohio
Tennessee, Kentucky. Georgia and
). Thomas Leroy Kirkpatrick de
feated Mr. Frank R. McNinch by
narrew margin as Democratic nominee
for Mayor of Charlotte last Tuesday
H m said to be pretty certain that
E. C. Duncan will be nominated for
governor by the Republican party in
Developments indicate that the gov
eminent intends to do its utmost to
hack up Secretary McAdoo of the
treasury, and Comptroller of the Cur
renry Williams in the legal fight pre
cipitated by the Riggs National Bank,
CMftmfoiaant in equity proceedings to
enjoin these officials from alleged at
tempt to drive that institution out of
baemeM through systematic and long-
T. 8. Adams, an express messenger
f Mefcrrin, Virginia, and Edgar
Williams, colored, who was wagon
driver for Agent Lopp, at Lexington,
lave been aiTested for connection
with the larceny of three cases of
shoes, and still other arrests are ex
pected. The transfer clerk in Greens
bow, who is charged with helping
steal tiie shoes is reported to have
skipped. Agent Lopp, Messenger
Fowler, and C. I. Honking, a merchant,
wero already under bond for their ap
pearance at court in the same case,
J. A. Loner, nnp of tha tn rvcf nmm.
inent citizens of Roxboro, died last
Monday in the 75th year of his age. I
Governor Craig has appointed the
following committees to represent
North Carolina at the Southern Indus
trial Council, in Chattanooga, April
Hon. E. L. Daughtridge, Rocky
Mount; John Sprunt Hill, Durham;
Frank H. Fleer, R. F. D. Thcmasville;
John Wood, Edenton; John Wilkinson,
Belhaven; J. C. Currie, R. F. D. Fay
etteville; Leonard Tufts, Pinehurst;
Frank Page, Biscoe; H. W. Horton. N.
Wilkesboro; C. Van Leuven, Wilming
J. S. Carr, Jr., Durham ;T. N. Webb,
Hillsboro; H. Wiel, Goldsboro; Elwood
Cox, High Point; R. J. Reynolds, Winston-Salem;
J. Frank Wilkes, Charl
otte; S. B. Tanner, Caroleen; C. D.
Bradham, New Bern; G. D. Canfield,
Morehead City; Thomss Woodruff,
R .R. Clark, Statesville; Dr. M; H.
Fletcher, Asheville; J. Lee Crowell,
Concord; Judge J. Crawford B'ggs,
Raleigh; Rev. W. D. Moss, Chapel
Hill; Dr. J. I. Foust, Greensboro; Prof.
E. C. Branson, Raleigh; T. Gilbert
White, Durham; Henry Howell, Ashe
ville. The commissioners of Guilfrod coun
ty have employed Mr. T. D. Brown,
highway engineer, at a salary of $200
a month, to superintend the repairing
of the roads in thejr .ount.v.
The people of Guilford county will
vote June 1, on the question of erect
ing a $225,000 courthouse. The plan
is to erect a building of several sto
ries and rent part of it for offices.
General Carranza has offered to
furnish a train for all Americans who
may desire to leave the City of Mexi
co. Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo
and Comptroller of the Currency Wil
liams have been made defendants in
proceedings begun in thu Distrkt of
Columbia Supreme Court by the Riggs
National Bank of Washington, which
allagaa. -thai -the?? Piela's -consp'rett
to wreck the hank.
The body of Mr. Joe Perry, who
disappeared from his home near Tar
tars, some time during February,
was found one day last week in an
old field pine thicket nearby. Mr.
Perry was in bad health at the time
of his disappearance, and it is thought
his death resulted from natural cause.
91 illicit distilleries were seized and
destroyed during the month of March
by the Greensboro division of the
Internal Revenue Department.
Germany has sent to the United
States a note complaining that the
latter ha3 accomplished nothing in its
diplomatic correspondence with the
allies to obtain for American export
ers the right to ship foodstuffs to the
civilian population of a belligerent
country. The communication inti
mates also that the United States has
virtually acquiesced in the British
Orders in Council prohibiting com
merce with Germany.
Mrs. J. R. Warren is in jail at
Winston-Salem, charged with mur
der of her husband, whoso body was
found in Muddy Creek twelve miles
from the city last August.
Instructions have been sent from
the State Department to the American
minister in Havana, Cuba, not to issue
passports to Jack Johnsan, pugilist,
who has applied for credentials lo
take , with him to Europe. Johnson
left the United States after being
convicted under the white slrve law
while at liberty on $45,000 bond
7,000 people, including 2,000 school
children were present at Catawba
county's first annual county com
mencement in Newton, last Friday.
rr n. C. Mehne. a -.r.tive of
Gresnsboro, now a resident of Wiikes-
barre. Pennsylvania, if. a candidate
for the postoffice in his a-lor-ted town
He has the support of former Repre
sentative A. Mitchell Palmer and oth
er leading Democrats.
L. L. Pattrson, a prosperous far
mer, ot Alamance county, mmnmi
suicide bv shootincr himself in the
temple, at his home ten m:les from
Burlington, one day lact wefle. De
pression over busiress transactions is
given as a cause of the suicide. Mr.
Patterson was s-iid to bi wc-th about
Miss Gcnivieve Cterk, on?;' child of
Speaker and Mrs. Champ Cl;uk, is to
be mairied in Juno to Mr. James M.
Thompson, publisher of the New
Mt. Gilead will vote on a $20,000
bond icsue for the purpose of erect
ing a r.ew school building, May 15.
HEARD IN THE COUNTY
WHAT OUR TOWN CORRESPON
DENT HEAR? ND THINKS
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL
OVER THE COUNTY.
Give the farmers a decent hitch
rack. Why not?
One poor old codger has to mort
gage his home to help pay for his
son being a sport. How we apples do
Mr. A. R. Callicutt, of Strieby, has
renewed his subscription to The Cou
rier. Mr. Callicutt is as straight as
a guage and is doing a good mercan
Mr. J. J. Welch, of Pisgah, has paid
his subscription up to 1916. Mr.
Welch is one of our best citizens and
believes in paying as he goes.
News is nesw. But it depends on
the point of view, evidently. If Sal
Smith takes dinner with Jane Skinner
is it news? 1
A number of our fishermen have
been to the river fishing, but say that
the fish are not biting good.
It is with a great deal of pleasure
that we are calling attention of The
Courier readers especially to the ad
vertisement of the Carter Mercantile
Company, of Ramseur, for a number
of reasons, chief among which is that
they believe in advertising and the
people who have traded with them
in the past have found that they do
exactly what they advertise to do and
also that their prices are as low a
good reliable goods can be sold for.
We are glad therefore, to say these
words for a reliable firm and hope
that The Courier readers will patron
ize the Carter Mercantile Company.
The CVescent Furniture Company is
one of the standbys of Ramseur. It
is under the management of that well
known and poplar man, Chas. Reece.
He is on the job for 365 days in the
year and knows how to sell furniture,
His line is a general one consisting of
all kinds of furniture and he sells his
ware at a reasonable price. Mr. Reece
is a good trader and a first-class man
to deal with.' The Crescent Furni
ture C0mpfcny is a firm of which Ram
f-eur .vlov.'il be proud. See their a
in this issue.
Subscribe for The Courier for your
self and for your friends who may re-
side in a "far away" state, and induce
your neighbor to take it. Do "it to
day. The Courier will help you if
you will help it.
Be sure that you are right, but
don't be blamed sure that everybody
else is wrong.
When you are thinking of letter
heads, bill heads, statements
blanks or in fact everything in the
job printing line call on the Courier
Won't it be nice when we can stop
talking about the war and give our
time to discussing which one of our
farmers is putting the most work on
his corn field.
Why don't you write up the news
of your neighborhood and send it to
Why is it that cross ties are bring.
ing more on the Ramseur market than
they are on the Asheboro market?
Once there was a boy who went to
a cirrun and watching his chance
manage! to crawl under the tent,
After the show was over he went
about saying it was no good. Every
time we hear anyone say their home
I aper is no account, nine times out of
ien we find that they are riot on the
list of paying subscribers, and then we
can't keep from thinking about the
boy who crawled under the. circus
tent. Don't criticise music unless
you are willing to pay the fiddler.
A sad accident has occurred in Geor
gia. A man stopped a good newspaper
because it printed an item he did not
like. Now the man is dead and the
paper is printed every Thursday,
All the masonry work of the Wat-
king-Leonard Company is now com
pleted and it is expected that the in
side work will be finished in short
order. They will occupy this mag-
nificant building as soon as the last
nail is driven. The two men who run
the business are too well known to
need any words of commendation at
our hands. They are Messrs. E. C.
Watkins and E. B. Leonard and are
of the best business men in Ramseur.
This firm has built up a hardware
business which will compete with any
the State. To them is due a great
deal of the progress of the town.
Their courteous treatment while in
their store makes you want to buy
from them and it makes you want
to come back to them when in need
of their goods. It leaves a lasting
good feeling with each of their customers.
NEAR RACE RIOT AT CANDOR
One Dead as Result of Clash Between
OOicers and Disorderly Negroes.
A negro, George Green,, about 21
years of age, is dead and two of his
brothers, Will and Charles Green are
in jail as a result of what came near
being a race riot at Candor, last Fri
day night. The trouble arose at a
colored school closing. Some sort of
row arose among the colored people
and white people hearing of it, sent
a deputy sheriff over to the scene.
He attempted to arrest George Green,
who seemed to be th leader in the
row, but the two brothers of the man
appeared and spirited him away. The
deputy left the scene, secured eight
other men, who were deputized and
When the white men returned there
was some very boisterous talk going
on among the negroes on the outside
of the house, much profanity being
used. The disturbers were told to be
quiet; hereupon, they fired on the
white men, and one rushed forward
with an axe. ' The whites fired back,
and George Green was killed. It is
thought among the white boys, pres
ent at the entertainment, that Green
was the one who had the axe, but it
is not known certainly. Will and
Charles Green were arrested for aid
ing and abetting their brother in re
sisting the officers.
TERRE HAUTE ELECTION CASES
Four of th men convicted in the
Terre Haute, Indiana, election- fraud
trial and sentenced to the Federal
penitentiary at Leavenworth, were
given commitment papers last Mon
day. The other sixteen,' including Mayor
Donn Roberts, who received prison
sentences, and appealed, and 87 con
victed are in jail in Terre Haute.
Roberta was sentenced to six years,
and fined $2,000. His was the sever
est sentence of all and he must fur
nish a $60,000 bond to secure his lib
erty pending an appeal.
Federal Judge Anderson, in passing
sentence, plumed nearly all the cor
ruption irt the election to the saloon,
WILSON GIRLS WINNERS
Misses Lalla Fleming and Ethel
Gardner, 16 and 17 years old, respect'
tively, of the Wilson high school, won
the Aycock memorial cup as the
champions of 1915, in the debating
union of North Carolina, at Chapel
Hill, last Friday. These young ladies
truimphed over 998 other debaters
91 counties and 250 schools.
The winning team championed the
negative of the question: "Resolved,
That the United States Should Adopt
the Policy of Subsidizing Its Merchant
Marine Engaged in Forign Trade."
This was the third annual debate held
Dy the Debating Union. Forty-nine
schools, sending 196 debaters, twenty'
nine of whom were girls, participated
in the first round of preliminaries. The
final victory was won from the States
ville high school, represcntd by Stew.
art Lee Cowles and Henry Cowles
NEW TRAIN ON NORFOLK
The following will be of interest to
the travelling public:
The morning train out of Raleigh
for Chr.rlotte, No. 31, will leave Ral
eigh at 7:10 and will reach Charlotte
at 1:55 p. m. It will reach Star at
10:56 a. m., and at that place will
make connection with trains to Eller-
be, Candor, Asheboro, and Aberdeen
The morning Irain out of Charlotte
for Raleigh, No. 30, will leave Char
lotte at 6:30 and arrive at Raleigh at
1:20 p. m. It will arrive at Star at
9:30 a. m. and make close connection
with the Asheboro and Aberdeen
branch for Ellcrbe, Candor, Asheboro,
and Aberdeen. At Asheboro connec
tion will be made for High Point and
points on the Southern Railwpy.
Mr. J. M. Cox and Miss Mattie
Curtis were married at the residence
of the officiating justice of the peace,
Mr. P. A. Routh, near Gray's Chapel,
on April 7. The ceremony was per
formed with the candidates seated in
their buggy; ar.d immediately after
wards, the newly married couple drove
to the home of the groom nearby,
enjoyed the evening meal together,
and spent the first night of their
married life in yieir own home.
Air. lux is a boh oi jur. ueorge
Cox, of Ramseur, and is an industri
ous young farmer, while his bride is
an attractive young lady from near
ANOTHER GERMAN RAIDER
ARRIVES AT NEWPORT NEWS IN
ALMOST HELPLESS CONDITION
TELLS THRILLING STORY.
The German converted cruiser
Kronprinz Wilhelm arrived at New
port News, Virginia, last Sunday
morning after stealing past four al
lied warships off the Virginia capes,
and asked for fuel and supplies. This
raider left New York last August as
a German merchant and passenger
steamer; and since then, had never
touched land, destroying fifteen mer
chant ships, 12 of them British, two
French, and one Norwegian; capturing
960 prisoners, most of whom were
sent to South American ports on Ger
man ships, which at various times
responded to wireless calls from the
raider. The value of ships and car
goes destroyed is estimated at $7,000,-
When the raider reached Newport
News, she was in an almost helpless
condition, with less than 25 tons of
coal and scanty provisions for her
crew of 500 and 61 British prisoners
taken in the South Atlantic from mer
chant ships which were sunken. The
raider has been reported sunken many
times during her remarkable cruise.
The commander Lieutenant Captain
Thierfelder, said "We got in without
being seen by the enemy, and we can
get out the same way."
Bear Creek, April 9. At the home
of the bride's parents, on Bear Creek
Route 1, Miss Lucy C. Powers, the
beautiful and accomplished daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Powers, and
Mr. Samuel Phalti Spoon, of Ran
dolph ccunty, were united in Marriage
on Wednesday, April 7, 1915, at 3:30
p. m., Rev. Grover C. Phillips, a for
mer teccher of the bride, effbiatinjj.
The p.irlor was tastefully decorat
ed with white Easter lilies, ferns and
evergreens. The bridal party entered
in the following order: Miss Lina
Powers, becomingly attired in white
embroidery voile with Mr. Lester I.
Po'.verc; Miss Eva Scott, gowned in
net over white, with Mr. Oscar PoW'
er; Miss Tamar Scott, maid of honor,
gowned in white embroidery voile,
with Mr. George R. Phili'ps, best man
These formed two parallel lines on the
right and left of the officiating min
ister, between which marched the
bride, r.ttired in white silk crepe and
the gro-m in blue serge with white
tie. The bride's ff.ther stood on the
left of the minister while the simple
words were spoken which u::!ted them
Immediately following the ceremo
ny the party repaired io the dining
room, where the same cobr-scheme
was used in the decorations rs in the
parbr. The bride's father sat at the
head of the beautiful and sumptuous
dining table, the young gentlemen
sat on the right and the young ladies
on the left in the same order in which
they marched into the parlor, and
Rev. Mr. Phillips faced the father at
the foot. Miss Lina Powers and Mr.
Lester Brewer served.
Mr. and Mrs. Spoon left Thursday
for Michiield, Randolph county, where
they will make their future home.
The bride is one of the most accom
plished and best loved young ladies
of her community and the groom is
a hard-working young man, quiet and
prcpossesing in manner and is well
thought of in his community.
Their many friends unite in sin
cere wishes for a long, prosperous and
happy life for them.
FRANK LIN VILLE SCHOOL
Franklinville school will close next
Saturday. There will be all-day exer
cises, beginning at ten in the morn
ing, consisting of songs, recitations,
declamations, etc. At night, the play,
"The Old Oaken Bucket" will be giv
en, for which an admission fee of 25c
for adults and 15c for children will
Mr. D. M. Weatherly has been the
popular principal at Franklinville for
several years, and he will again open
the fall term on August 30, 1915.
The Seward-Fairbanks route has
been selected for the government rail
way in Alaska, and property for a part
of the route has been purchased for
U is, of course, amusir.g, when a
reception is held to read the names
of the "guests present." Comment is
The marriage of Miss Cosie Mae
Burgess to Mr. Clyde H. Bass, of
Charlotte, at the home of the bride's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Burgess,
in High Point, on April 7, was a sim
ple but pretty affair. Only the fami
ly and a few friends were present as
Just before the ceremonv Miss Cletua
Burges sang very sweetly "Wonderful
Garden of Dreams," accompanied by
Miss Maude Armentrout, following
which Mrs. C. E. Reitzel rendered
Mendelssohn's wedding march, to the
strains of which the bridal party en
tered the parlor. Miss Blanche and
W. W. Burgess, the only attendants.
came first. During the cermony, Mrs.
Keitzel played "The Barcarolle" from
Hoffman. Rev. A. G. Dixon. Dastor of
the bride, performed the ceremony
that made them husband and wife, us
ing the beautiful rinar ceremonv of th
Methodist Protestant church. The out-of-town
guests were: Mrs. W. F. Bur
gess and daughter, Mae; Miss Grace
Hatcher, of Charlotte, and Miss Lillie
Fentress, of Asheboro.
After the ceremony a most delight
ful salad course was served. Great in
terest was centered around cutting of
the bride's cake, which contained a
ring, a dime, a thimble and a button.
The bridal party left for the South on
train No. 35.
Mr. Bass is a promising young busi
ness man of Charlotte, occupying the
position of purchasing agent for the
Ford Motor Car Company. The bride
is the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
W. D. Burgess, of High Point.
Mrs. Bass is a sister of Miss Cletus
Burgess, of the Asheboro graded
The marriage of Miss Florence Page
of Aberdeen and Mr. Fred Williamson
Bynum of Pittsboro at the Page Me
morial Methodist Church in Aberdeen
on Wednesday of bst week at 9 p. m.,
was of interest to many in this part
of the State.
Immediately after the ceremony at
the" church a rM'option was given by
the parents of the bride, at which
several hundred guests were present.
Mrs. Bynum is the eldest daughter
of Mr. Henry A. Page, twice a mem
ber of the General Assembly. She is
a niece of Walter Hines Page, United
State Ambassador to thu Court of St.
James, and Hon. Robert N. Page,
Representative in Congress from the
Seventh North Carolina District. She
was educated at Miss Shipp's school
at Lincolnton, Randolph-Macon and
Converse. She is a young woman of
much personal charm and has a large
circle of friends. Mr. Bynum is a
young lawyer, practicing his profes
sion in Pittsboro. He has already
served two terms in the General As
sembly. ASHEBORO MONTHLY MEETING
At a quarterly meeting of the
Friends church, at Back Creek, the
fourth Sunday in March, a committee
was appointed to establish a monthly
meeting at Asheboro. Accordingly
the following members of the commit
tee met in the new Friends church
building at Asheboro last Friday
morning at ten o'clock and organized
Asheboro Monthly Meeting: Mrs.
David Farlow, Marlboro; Mr. and Mrs.
Lewis Spencer, Poplar Ridge; Mr.
and Mrs. Levi B. Lowe, Back Creek;
Mrs. William Winslow, and Mrs.
Semira Lowe, Science Hill; and Mr.
Benoni Stout, Holly Springs. Mrs.
Milner Angel Cox, and Rev. Elwood
Cox, of Ulah, were also present and
took part in the deliberations.
A considerable number of the
Friends denomination are found in
Asheboro; but until recently, they
had no regular organization here.
However, a number got together, held
services for some time in the armory,
and a little after Christmas completed
the erection of a neat and commodi
ous building for worship. Now the
organization of the monthly meeting
completes the establishment of a
church. Mrs. Milner Anjel Cox is the
After the business of the meeting
had been completed, Friday, the Ashe
boro Friends brought forward well
filled baskets and served an appetiz
ing dinner, even including coffee, to
Francis N. Wachter, a native of
Germany, living in Thomasville, has
just received notice that a rich aunt
has died in Germany leaving him $8,
000 in currency and some valuable