The courier. (Asheboro, N.C.) 1906-1937, April 15, 1915, Image 3
.!E FOUNTAIN AT THE PANAMA 1 JZ?W A The labor that went into the building of the Panama canal is symbolized In the Fountain of Energy, by A. Stirling Calder. This heroic sculpture stands in the center lagoon of the three lagoons of the South Gardens and faces the main entrance gales. The waters were first released on opening day, February 20, coincidently with the opening of the portals of the exhibit palaces and by the same means: the electric spark transmitted across the con tinent when President Woodrow Wilson opened the great exposition at San Francisco by wireless. DAVIDSON COUNTY NEWS The Southern Express Company has appointed Mr. A. C. Moton, of Thomasville, agent at this point to eucceed Mr. H. I. Lopp, who was re moved recently. Mr. Moton has al ready entered upon his duties an will move his family to this city at an early date. He has ben agent at Thomasville for two years and prior to that time worked at High Point. One Buck Cooper, delivery boy for the Rexall Store, boarded No. 12 and tarried too long. The porter locked him in and dumped him off at Thomasville, without a cent in his pocket Buck didn't know a soul in town and it looked like the lockup for him. Finally he induced a "white gemmen" to put in a call for the Lex ington Drug Company and made ar rangements with the Harris Motor Co., for the loan of $1. Buck avers that the "bo'din house" robbed him of 75 cents for a bed, when the the bed and all wasn't worth that much mon ey and he barely had the fare home, with nary a cent for breakfast. Some four or five men were group ed on the sidewalk on Main street Monday waiting for Dave Leonard's parade, when a minister joined the crowd. He was carrying a roll of chicken wire and on being asked if he were going into the chicken busi ness he replied that he was trying to keep his neighbor's chickens from in terfering with his gardening business. One S. D. McMillan immediately cpoke up and advised the preacher to lay him in a large quantity of horse shoes for use on the marauding hens of his neighbors. "What's that for?" asked the preacher. "Why it's this way," explained Mack, in all serious ness. "Hens' necks attract horseshoes Pick one up an sail it at a hen and invariably it will settle round her neck and whirl 'round and 'round until it wears her head off." -Lexington Dis patch. Mr. Hiram Phillips, of the south western part of Dovidson county, has a mule he claims is 42 years old, or two years older than himself. CAROLINA PEOPLE TELL WONDERFUL " EFFECTS OF MAYR STOMACH REMEDY Sufferer Find Swift Relief From Us of This Remarkable Treatment. Stomach sufferers in the Southeast) and, in fact, all over the country, hav found remarkable and efficient results from the use of Mayr's Wonderful Stomach Remedy. Many have taken this remedy and tell today of the benefits they receiv ed. Its effects come quickly the first dose convinces. Here is whet two Carolina folks have written: W. R. DAVENPORT, Parker, N. C. ''For years I have suffered from a disease which puzzled doctors. I hearo of your remedy and one bottle gave me relief. Your full treatment has about cured me." J. E. PARKER, Winston Salem, N; C. "I am satisfied through, personal use of the powers of your remedy. You have saved my life." These statements come from letters among thousands. This remedy is - PACIFIC INTERNATIONAL EXPOSITION THAT SYMBOLIZES THE BUILDING OF THE PANAMA CANAL j GIVING A LIFT (Monroe Journal.) Put on your thinking cap and see if you can remember the time, or have ever read of any time in which there were so many efforts being made to help folks along in life. We don't mean charity, or the giving of alms, though that is even betier than ever before, but we refer to the multiply ing efforts of individuals, societies and organizations that are at work, not to hand down something to somebody as a gift, but to make it possible for move people to learn better how to help themselves into becoming more efficient workers and to lead more full and normal lives. The day of the skinflint and the selfish man has pass ed. The literature of the day is preg nant with timely and valuable inform ation. The learing of the scholars, the inventions of the scientists, the dis coveries of the investigators, the ma chinery of the government, the money and brains of private parties, the pro fessors of the schools, the directors of countless societies and agencies, the laboratories of the chemists, are all today at the disposal of the average man, and we are face to face with the valuable and significant, fact that an entire population is going to school every day. We used to hear them sr.y, "I had no chance when I was growing up", but there will be little need long er for any one to make this complaint There are still some, who through one misfortune or another, still have lit tie chance, but even this will not be true long. Take a country paper like The Journal, and there is never an is sue that is not full of something valu able, suggestive, and intended to help somebody to become more efficient and useful. The average man is coming into his own. It is his day. But he must realize that all help on earth cannot help the man who will not help himself. Outside help is only an aid to self-help. The thing is still up to the individual. But the point is that his chances of making good are about a thousands times better than they used to be. known and used throughout the Unit ed States. It has a record of results and proof. Mayr's Wonderful Stomach Remedy clears the digestive tract of mucoid accretions and poisonous matter, h brings swift relief to sufferers from ailments of the stomach, liver ana bowels. Many declare it has saver' them from dangerous operations and many are sure it has saved their lives. We want all people who hav chronic stomach trouble or constipa tion, no matter of how long standing, to try one dose of Mayr's Wonderful Stomach Remedy one dose will con vince you. This is the medicine 8" many of our people have been tp with surprising results. The mosi thorough system cleanser ever soln Mayr's Wonderful Stomach Remedy is now sold here by Standard Drug Company and druggists everywh-e. CHARLOTTE SCHOOL We notice in The Courier, A poem of Lena's Grove'school, And of the model pupils, Who never broke a rule. Our school here at Charlotte We are not quite so good. But try to do the best we can, As all schools should. But will say right here, When we do break a rule, We are sure to be punished, Or placed on the "stool". We all love our teacher, Ami are sure he loves his scholars, And works for their good, isot merely the dollars. Our school is not large, Nor yet very small. In a very few words I'll tell you about all. There's Agnes and Ethel, The two largest girls Who think so much of their looks, Especially the curls. There's Worth, Ross, and Clyde, The grown up boys, ; Who try to be manly; But make a lot of noise. Myrtle goes to school regular, And so does Kate But the trouble with them, They are so often late. There are some of the boys Who dearly like hunting: Such as Winfred, Fred And Colvin Butning. Of the ones that study best It is hard to tell: ' ; It may be Lena Or it may be Annabel. Siromi and Exie, and Little black-eyed Bud Go nearly every day In spite of the mud. 1 ' There are some little boys Who always tell the truth; Thev are Floyd, Wade, Henry, And little Ervin Routh. The most mischievous "kiddy" We have in school, As every one knows, Is Master Guy Poole. Fay is the best scholar, to her age, you know; And another good scholar, Is Mattie Prevo. There are two little boys I'm sorry to say, That don't like to go much; Can you guess ? Glen and Ray. Then there is Joe and Glenn Dougan, Who are not very fast, But they always stick To the very last. There are' Clyde, Wade, Paul, And Agnes Nance, Who oo very well Considering their chance. The sweetest little girl That any could name. I'm sure you'll agree Is little same McCain. Our school is now out And all is contentment. We spent the last day At the County Commencement. Correspondent. F. M. Williamson, for the past three years principal of Siler City graded schools, has been elected county su perintendent of schools for Chatham county. NORTH CAROLINA, A NATION AL FEEDER (From University News Letter.) At a recent banquet of the North Carolina Society of Washington, D C, Mr. T. I). Gold, Jr., brought forth certain very significant facts about the present abode of native North Carolinians. He referred to the con tribution of North Carolina to the political business, religious, scientific, and educational life of the United States. To 21 states in the Union we have furnished 79 Congressmen and Senators, three Presidents, two Vice-presidents, five presidents pro tern, of the Senate, eight members of the Cabinet, five secretaries of the Navy, two secretaries of the Interior, and one of Agriculture. In the religious world are bishops Polk of Louisiana, Davis of South Carolina, and Fitzgerald of Texas; Dr. Smith of Louisville, Drs. Dixon and Broughton of London, Hawkes, Greene and Paine of Mississippi; and Beckwith of Georgia. To the educational world North Carolina has contributed such men as Dr. H. H. Home, of New York Uni versity; Dr. Elliott, of John Hopkins; and Dr. Charles Hughs Johnston, of the University of Illinois. Virginia's Toll To the sister state of Virginia we have contributed, Dr. E. A. Alderman, Dr. Faul Barringer, Dr. W. W. Moore, Dr. Henry L. Smith, Dr. C. A. Smith, Mr. Herbert W. Jackson, Mr. Henry E. Litchford, Mr. Edmund Strudwick, Mr. T. S. Mulford, and Mr. F. H. Roy- ster. As Mr. Gold put it, to be any- body in Virginia you have to belong to either the F. F. Vs. or the N. C. O's., which being interpreted means, the First Families of Virginia or the North Carolina Oligarchy. Nor does this record stop short of . tt. , i t such names as those oi the great na- tional figures, Dr. Joseph Holmes, Dr. P. P. Claxton, and Dr. Hannis Taylor. Tn tho liVfe nf ciw.v, grr. r mighty names, North Carolina begins to feel her oats and step high. She may well feel that she has contributed much to the welfare of the Union and of individual states. She has sent from her borders noble sons who have nobly lived and mightily wrought. Is it entirely a matter for self-congratulation? Why have these great figures left their home State to do their life's work ? Has North Carolina done all she could to keep them within her borders ? Had she justly and amp ly rewarded the statesmen who have honestly, fearlessly, and consistently stood for the best in her civil life? Has she and her citizenry stood shoul der to shoulder and presented a solid front in the war against evil and wickedness? Has she placed her abundant resources easily and freely at the disposal of her workers in the educational field? Has she offered the fullest opportunity to the upbuild ing of industrial enterprises and cen ters, that her sons might find outlet here at home for their abilities as administrative and executive leaders ? North Carolina has not developed her industrial, mineral, agricultural, educational, moral, and religious re sources in reasonable measure. She has literally sent from her borders many sons who have had ambition, energy, and progressive ideas. She has been proud of her conservatism and she has been paying a penalty for it by having other states reap the benefit of the vigor, vitality, and abounding energy of her famous sons. Caution, deliberation, watchfulness, prudence are all worthy and manly virtues; but when these masterly traits of life in an individual or in a State become predominantly the rul ing order of things, stagnation begins, If a state or an individual fails to roach out, experiment, explore, then development ceases, growth stops, dry rot sets in, and our sons move into other states and sections. Our Appalling Losses In the census year, 380,372 native born North Carolinias were living in other states of the Union. Our net loss in inter-state migra tion during the census period was 271,807. All told, in the history of the Na tion, says Mr. Gold, North Carolina has furnished to othe" states more than a million inhabitants; or nearly four millions, their descendants con sidered. WHY IT SUCCEEDS Because It's For One Thing Only, and Asheboro People Appreciate It. Nothing can be good for everything. Doing one thing well brings suc cess. Doan's Kidney Pills are for one thing only. ror weak or disordered kidneys. Here is Asheboro evidence to prove their worth: Mrs. C. H. Rush. Academy Street, Asheboro, N. C, says: "I used to suf. fer from kidney and bladder trouble and there was a lot of uric acid in my system. - After taking a few boxes of Doan's Kidney Pills, my kidneys acted right. Now, whenever I think my kidneys aren't doing their work just right, a few doses of Doan's Kidney Pills overcome the trouble. Price 50c, at all dealers. Don't simply ask for a kidney remedy get Doan's Kidney Pills the same that Mrs. Rush had. Foster-Milburn Co.. Props., Buffalo, N. Y. IJRAVI'ON CRAVEN Interesting Address by Dr. Brooks on One of Randolph's Most Distin guished Sons. Dr. E. C. Brooks, head of the edu cational department at Trinity, gave a very interesting lecture recently on "Braxton Craven and the First State Normal School." During the course of his speech, Dr. Brooks said "Braxton Craven was one of the most remarkable men of his generation. From the state of an or phan, destitute and homeless, he be came a great teacher, preacher, and educational leader. Having received tvvo years of training under Dr. Ne reus Mendenhall, of New Garden school, now Guilford College, he be gan at the age of 20, as assistant principal of Union institute, Randolph county. Rev. Brantly York was prin cipal of that institution. But two years later (1844) Craven became principal. The next six years of his life were spent in increasing his own scholarship, building up Union Insti tute academv. and studying the school svstems of Europe and the United States. In 1848 he organized his first normal training class in connection with Union Institute, and in the fol lowing year the teacher training de partment wes one of the features of his institution. "At that time there was no head to the public school system. In order therefore, to give some direction to the system he published an interest ing circular on common schools, say ing at the same time that he had col lected all the information that he could find on the subject in Europe and America. It was an interesting document that he issued in 1S49-50. He gave directions for building school houses, organizing schools, arrangin? subject matter, training teachers, and managing the internal affairs of the school room. In 1850 Craven began pub'isning , a teachers magazine called "The southern index, ana aimosi me en tire first volume was devoted to a discussion of the needs of the com- mon school system. In 1851 Union I Institute was converted into a normal college. In drawing the bill for a now charter Craven asked for btate ai(1 but Calvin H wiley and others fought that feature of the bill and it ' was finally defeated; but the legisla- ture did cnarter tne insiuuuon "Normal College" and gave it power to grant certificates to teach in the common schools of the State. In 1852 President Craven appealed to Govern or Swain, the president of the Univer sity, to throw his great influence in favor of establishing "one or more normal schools." The legislature in session that year amended the charter of Normal College, gave it the power to grant degrees, loaned it $10,000. and made the governor chairman of the board of trustees and the super intendent of public instruction sec rot arv. "In the following year the president organized and published his course of study for teacher training, provided a model practice school and issued hia declaration of principles that should be eiven his institute. "There were many objections to a normal srWil. Crnvn vas ndeul"l because of his teacher training cours es. The old line of academic institu tinm fmiorht- the new principles under lying such a school. He was called "tuimhiior" nnd his institution was re- taA t-n ns "trash." However. Cal vin H. Wiley, in reporting the work to the general assembly, gave it high praise. But Wiley was in favor of the institute plan for training teacn nnnawl the normal school idea. Craven was in favor of both ninns Wilev thought it was wrong to put much money in one institution, rvo viinvod that such an institu tion would give direction to the whole educational life of the state. After running the institution lor nine years, the Methodist church agreed to take over the property, spent $50,000 in improving it, and the first State Nor mal College Decame iriniiy vunrf: CVLOMEL SALIVATES AND MAKES YOU SICK irs Like Dvnamite on a Sluggish Liver and You Lose a Day's Work There's no reason why a person should take sickening, salivating calo mel when 50 cents buys a large bot tle of Dodsous Liver lone a periec. substitute for calomel. It is a pleasast, vegetable liquid which will start your liver just as surely as calomel, but doesn't make you sick and cannot saliate. Children and grown folks can take Dodson's Liver Tone, because it is per fectly harmless. Calomel is a dangerous drug. It is mercury and attacks your bones. Take a dose of nasty calomel today and you will feel weak, sick and nauseated to morrow. Don't lose a day's work. Take a spoonful of Dodson's Liver Tone instead and you will waks up feeling great. No more biliousness, constipation, sluggishness, headache, coated tongue or sour stomach. Your druggist says if you don't find Dod son's Liver Tone acts better than hor rible calomel your money is waiting for you. HISTORIC CANES Col. J. Bryan Grimes, Secretary of State, received an apple wood cane, made from a branch of the tree upon which John Brown, the abolitionist was hanged at Harper's Ferry. The cane was sent by Mr. C. B. Johnson, of Charlotte, R. F. D. 6, to be placed in the Hall of History. Mr. Geo. W. Norwood, chief clerk to the Sec retary of State, has in his office a piece of lignum vitae, cut from e. rail road tie put down in Panama by the French fifty-six years ago. It was sent to him by Mr. John W. Thomp son, of Cristobal. Mr. Norwood is going to send the piece of wood to New York and have a cane made from it. State Journal. Seven thousand school children marched in the parade at Wake coun ty commencement last Friday. GENERAL NEWS ITEMS ITEMS OF LIVE NEWS GATHER ED FROM Ol R EXCHANGES AM) CONDENSED IN BRIEF FORM FOR BUSY READERS. A library association for Thomas lie was organized recently. Another cotton mill, to coat S100.. 000, is to be erected at Albemarle y the Wiscassett Mills Company. Mr. George Seawell died at his homa near Biscoe, recently after a short ness ot menengitis. Mrs. Betty Coggin Foreman died her home in Montgomery county re- wtiy, at the age cf 77 years. The State Sanitarium at Montrose to be enlarged and greatly improv . A power and steam heatinsr nlant ed s among the new features considered. The dining hall and kitchen of the Jast Carolina Training School, Green ille, were almost totally destroyed by ire one night recently. The damage s estimatd at ten thousand dolla. partly covered by insurance. Th building will be rebuilt at once and ill not interfere with the work- of the school. Mrs. Robt. R. Reitzell. of I.ihert. Route 2, who underwent a serious op-i eration at St. Leo's HosDital. G rpen.4- boro, March 22, when a tuomr weigh-. mg liVa pounds was taken from her, is recovering nicely. Her physician states that she may be able to return home baturday. Greensboro Patriot Mrs. Savala Vandeaver. of Mont gomery City, Mo., has in her poses sion the axe, with which Abraham Lincoln. cut rails. There are 95,000 Canadian soldiers n active service in the European war. A woman in Shasta county. Calif ornia, recently gave birth to quadrup lets, two boys and two girls, and the physicians say that all have a good chance to live. The mother of th children was already a grandmother at tne age ot 37. The new bridge across the Yadkin River between Davie and Forsythe, on the road which is a part of the Central Highway of North Carolina. has been opened to the public. The bridge is over 1,000 feet long and cost $32,000. The Gold Hill mine, in Rowan county, during the past three months has doubled the ouput of gold in worth Carolina, according to Colonel Walter George Newman. This mina is being worked with new activity and interest. T. I. Nixon, aged sixty, and Misa Julia Dishman, aged fourteen, were married at Mt. Mourne, Iredell coun ty, recently. Winifred Johnson, colored, died re cently in Auburn, New York, at tho age of 113 years. An indemnity of $20,000 in gold has been paid by the Zapata-Villa government to Ruth McManus, widow of John McManus, of Chicago, who was murdered by soldiers in Mexico City, about a month ago. Leon Chester Thrasher, of Hard wick, Mass., lost his life when tha British merchant vessel Falaba was torpedoed by a German submarine, in St. George's Channel, Sunday, March 28. He was a well known mining ea- gineer. Lord Rothhsehild, head of the Eng lish branch of the Rothschild family. died in London, March 31. Lord Rothschild was 75 years of age. He was the first member of the Jewish faith ever elected to the British Par liament, in which he represented Aylesbury from 1865 to 1885. It is not known exactly how much of the Rothschild fortune was in control of the Baron, but the entire family wealth is estimated as high as two billion dollars. The London Daily Mail considers "voluntary enlistment" a failure, and advises that the English government resort to conscription to secure sol diers. None of the other belligerents depend on voluntary enlistment. Beginning last Sunday, the Norfolk Southern runs a through train dailv between Raleigh and Charlotte. The train leaves Raleigh at seven in tha morning, and makes the trip in sevea hours. Congressman Pou has recommended the widow of the late Duncan L. Web ster, as postmaster at Siler City, to full out his unexpired term. According to the University News Letter North Carolina had 360.00 few er cattle in 1910 than in 1850. While the population had multiplied two and one-half times, the beef supply had de creased nearly one-third. The engagement of Mr. W. Archi bald Sherrod and Miss Clara Stanton. of High Point, has been announced. Dr. A. H. Johnson, a Greensboro dentist, has been sued by R. C. Prince for five thousand dollars damage al leged to have been suffered by the plaintiff as a result of the extraction of a tooth by the defendant. Germany has formally communicat ed to the United States her intention to compensate the owners of the American ship William P. Frye, sunk on the high seas with her cargo of wheat by the commerce raider. Prinz Eitel Friedrich. Plans are on foot to erect in Greens boro a new $200,000 hotel.