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VOL.40 Asheboro, N. C, Thursday, April 22, 1915 No. 16
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GENERAL NEWS ITEMS
ITEMS OF LIVE NEWS GATHER
ED FROM OUR EXCHANGES
AND CONDENSED IN BRIEF
FORM FOR BUSY READERS.
Lee county is to have a fair in the
fall to be held same time as Greens
A negro woman prisoner at Golds
boro, was supposed to be dead but
came to life when placed in a coffin
by the undertaker.
H. L. Gibbs, an Oriental lawyer,
has been selected by the State Fish
Commission as Fish Commissioner at
a salary of $1,800 per year.
The old Liberty Bell is to be taken
from Philadelphia to the Panama
Pacific Exposition about July 4. It
will be token on a special train with
24 councilmen and other citizens.
Secretary Daniels designated Miss
Esther Ross, of Prescott, Arizona, as
sponsor for the new dreadnaught
Arizona to be launched June 10th at
the New York navy yard.
n-A ineludinz Mayor
ruveoi f"""" ' .
Don M. Roberts, former Sheriff Dennis
Shea, and others, were taken to the
. . mi - .rt nf the men con
day. inese oit F"' -
victed in the election conspiracy cases
at Terre Haute, inaiaim.
Accused of threatening to. kill Vin
. . ; v ehnniri refuse a de
cent AStor 11 c " -
mand for $500, John Marielle, a youth
. octoa in New York
City last Friday, on complaint of Mr
Astor's business agent, William A
. : miesinnaries in China
aa intervention by
have recumi""'" ,
the United States in the negotiations
u L.t.....n China and
Japan. The recommendations came
President Wilson in a $6,000 cable
... . ? "rubber" at Char
fcttSle lt Monday, in the ories
the umv W devious
and Virginia. kt
ly won at Greensboro and Carolina at
the ThomasviHe Bap"
was opened with appropriate erc.ses
S Sunday afternoon. The audi
L was erected from part of the be-
f 25 000 or $30,000 left the
quest of or - u
orphanage oy w
tie. of Davie county.
Mrs. Bessie Sturtlvant, of near
Gamer, threw a box oi .y -- -.
.. in. - necrro. when ne ai
of Jim jnerrivv, ..-,--.
dav last wee, , ,
Chouse. Men working in a nearbi
field went to the aid of Mrs Sturt.
vant, and tried to captu.c v..- -but
Every train on the great Southern
. onn every ---
the South came to a standstill, and
i the hiehest oi-
every empiuyo - -
ficial to the humble track walker laid
aside their duties for three minutes
last Monday as a last tnou -.
i .i.a funeral was
A. K. Anarewo, -r - ,
conducted in Raleigh at the time.
Col. A. B. Andrews, first vice-presi
dent of the Southern -Raleigh's
most prominent and influen
tial citizens, and well known through
out "railroad circles of the South,
died at his home in Raleigh, late Sat
urday night after a brief illness from
pneumonia. Col. Andrews is survived
by his wife and nve cnnmc,
three sisters and a brotner.
The board of county commissioners
of Iredell county sold to Barker Watts
and Co., bankers, of Baltimore, the
$80,000 county bonds at a premium or
$1,248. The date of the sale is May
1, 1915. There were eight or ten oth
er bids on the bonds, but the Balti
more firm, offering the highest bid,
received the bonds. The money is be
ing used for bridge work and road
construction in Iredell.
The American Locomotive Compa
ny, of Richmond, Va., announced re
cently that it had contracted to manu
facture 2,500,000 shells, half shrapnel,
half high explosive, the work to be
divided between its plants at Rich
mond and at Dunkirk, N. Y. Another
contract it was stated covers an order
for several million cartridge cases.
Approximately 1,000 extra men will
be employed at Richmond. Officers
of the company declined to say from
whom these orders were received.
BUSINESS REVIVAL SEEN
Washington, April 20. Permanent
and marked improvement in business
conditions, together with the greatest
activity in nearly all lines of trade
and the strong feeling of confidence
in the future which has prevailed since
the European war demoralized the
whole commercial world, has been
made throughout the United States
this spring, according to special re
ports on the outlook submitted to
Comptroller of the Currency Williams
by 80 of the 90 national bank exami
These reports, which are of April
5, cover the entire United States and
are the result of a careful observation
made upon the request of the Treasury
Department. They are supplemental
to the regulr.r monthly business out
"Pronounced hopefulness is preva
lent in nearly every district," says the
While there is one section of Mary
land in which the improvement is not
so marked, the conditions in Baltimore
are reported to be rapidly recovering.
The report as to Baltimore and the
national capital is as follows
"Business conditions in Baltimore
and Washington ar rapidly improving.
They outlook is more satisfactory than
at any time since the declaration of
the European waf. Mercantile lines
in Baltimore show best prospects.
Stocks, bonds and securities meet
with good investment demand at ad
vancing prices. Money easy and
5,000 ACRES OF LAND
Seeking the possession of a tract of
land of more than 5,000 acres in Ma
con county for the protection of
streams of the Western North Caro
lina mountains, District Attorney
William C. Hammer has filed at the
office of the clerk of the United
States district court, condemnation
proceedings in the case of the United
States against the Baltimore Bargain
House, the Regina Company, the Im
plement Company and more than one
hundred other defendants.' The tract
is one of the most valuable of the
many timber tracts of this section of
the State, it is said, and the filing of
the condemnation proceedings is in
line with the policy of the Depart
ment of Agriculture to acquire vast
tracts of timber lands in the western
counties of this State. The proceed
ings are instituted under the provis
ions of the Week's Act which gives
the government the right to condemn
land needed for the protection of
streams of the Southern Appalachian
LEO M. FRANK LOSES IN
The United States Supreme Court
on Monday rendered a decision ad
verse to Leo M. Frank, who was con
victed by the Georgia courts of the
murder of Mary Phagan, and sentenc
ed to death. The Supreme Court. af
firmed the action of the Federal
Court in denying Frank a writ of
habeas corpus. The decision about ex
hausts Frank's chances of life. His
attorneys will, however, have thirty
days in which to file a petition for a
rehearing. Should that be denied his
only resort will then be a petition for
BLOCKADE STILL CAPTURED
Capacity Thirty-Five or Forty Gal
Ions Operator Unknown.
Deputy Sheriff C. H. Lucas and
Mr. J. M. Luther brought into town,
last Monday afternoon, a "moonshine"
still, which they had found in a se
questered copper affair of about 35 or
40 gallons capacity, and with it was'
taken whiskey to the amount of 27 or
The operator was not on the ground
when the capture was made, and his
identity remains unknown.
Edna, the 18-months old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Growley Harris, of
Pinson, died recently, and was buried
at Liberty church.
Also, the infant of Mr. and Mrs.
Carson Cranford, of Martha, died and
was buried at Salem church.
Dr. J. A. Dowd died at his home in
Biscoe. April 10th. and was buried un
der the auspices of the Woodmen of
the World at Bensalem. The deceased
as about forty years of age, and
leaves a father, mother, brothers and
HEARD IN THE COUNTY
WHAT OUR TOWN CORRESPON
DENT HEAR? ND THINKS
ITEMS OF INTEREST FROM ALL
OVER THE COUNTY.
We jxist want to mention that there
is no public fountain in Asheboro
where the- farmers can water their
stock when in this town.
AH of our farmers seem to think
we will have a good wheat crop pro
viding we have no more cold weather.
There was an unusually large crowd
of farmers in town last Saturday and
our merchants report business good.
The day was a pretty one and the
streets were crowded.
There is a lot of fertilizer being
hauled, and the farmers are busy put
ting it in the ground.
Mr. A. F. Williams, of Central
Falls, was here one day last week.
During the past month, The Courier
added over 50 new subscribers to its
list. The people want a real news
Mr. B. F. Henley, of Randleman,
was in town, one day last week.
Quite a number of our people at
tended the commencement at Frank-
linville last Saturday.
Mr. E. L. York, of Central Falls,
was in town one day last week.
ion can't always tell, by a man's
actions- whether he has blue blood in
his veins or has the hookworm ail
A man who recalls the last two
years of Republicanism in Randolph
county and then holler about Demo
cratic extravagance deserves to be
pitied. May the good Lord have
mercy on him.
There is no questioning the fact
that business in Asheboro is getting
better and growing in volume right
along and we rejoice with our men of
business that it is so and say, "the
more the merrier.''
There are no vacations in the school
of experience but. many a man takes
them jufct the same.
The city election is only 12 days
Let ;: not forget that we are to
have t -. huutauqua for one week next
July. - -O.-r people shuotd do-all thyf
can to boom it and make it a success.
There is nothing that we know of
that pays a better investment than a
good Chautauqua. It sows seed that
never dies. It uplifts the people,
tones the morals of the community
and the result of it can be seen and
felt for many years. Do your part
toward making the Chautauqua
Dr. C. H. Phillips, one of Randolph
county'; most popular physicians, has
purchaMctl another new automobile,
Our people are beginning to talk
town politics. We have heard the
names of Messrs. C. C. Cranford, J
D. Rof-B, E. L. Moffltt, J. S. Ridge, B.
F. Brittain and Arthur Ross mention
ed for-Mayor. We are not able to
make any predictions as to who will
be selected for Mayor, but all are
One of the best and brightest
thingH we can give, is kind words
They have well been likened to the
bright flowers of earth's existence.
Use thorn everywhere, but especially
around the fireside; they will make a
paradise out of hovel.
Nothing can heal a wounded heart
or cheer a crushed spirit like kind
words. Let us not be so careful how
we ue them, they are the greatest
blessing earth can give.
We need an opera house in Ashe
The next enterprise needed in Ashe
boro is a public library. It is coming,
People are accustomed to talk of
crimes as a terrible thing and say that
the son has fallen dreadfully when he
has not fallen at all. He was raised
that way. Right here in this county
some fathers and mothers are educat
ing their children in the requirements
of first elass devils. Of course they
do not mean to do so but they are none
the less. Boys are let run wild, are
let carouse on the streets until mid
night and are never put to work. It is
as natural for the idle boy to go to the
bad as it is for him to live. The in
fluence is that way. Instead of the
pure (iod hallowed atmosphere of
home many boys are let breathe the
unwholesome air of a crowd of smok
ers and listen to the oaths sworn more
often than prayers are offered at
home. Parents ai-e responsible for
their boys and should surround them
with attractive home influence. Train
a boy to eo in good company and he
will go there. Let him go wild and
hie aKHiwiation will be anything but
MR. I F. DE BERRY DEAD
Mr. E. Frank De Berry died sudden
ly at his home in Mt. Gilead last Sat
urday ( morning. Mr. De Berry had
been in usual health having been at
his office at the Taft Lumber company
on Friday. About four o'clock on Sat
urday morning he was taken with an
attack t of acute indigestion and the
doctor was summoned but before the
arival of the physician Mr. De Berry
had breathed his last.
Mr. De Berry was one of the fore
most citizens of Montgomery county,
being connected with many of the peo
ple of that section. He has occupied
a position with the Taft Lumber Com
pany for a number of years. He is
survived by a wife, one brother, Mr.
M. G. De Berry; two sisters, Mrs. J.
G. Steed 'and Mrs. J. L. Haywood;
three daughters, one of whom is mar
ried. The funeral was held at the M.
E. church where a large congregation
assembkjto pay the last tribute of
respect tos one who had been a great
factor i.vfhe upbuilding of the town.
Burial followed at Sharon burial
grounds a few miles from Mt. Gilead.
Mr. De Berry was a son or "LumD
Edmond"iDe Berry and was raised
V li Hi. -Vl,l
lour mnea nonn oi mi. uncuu.
BOYS' CORN CLUBS
T. E. Browne, in charge of the
Boys' Corn Club work in North Caro
Una, has recently sent out vouchers
to the winners in the 1914 contest,
amounting to $450, which sum is the
gift of be North Carolina Board of
Agriculture to the lucky boys. The
prizes range from $2.60 to $45.00,
Dudley Hall, the champion grower of
the State will receive a scholarship to
A. & M. College. There are various
other local and county prizes which
the successful boys will receive for
The membership in the Corn Clubs
for this vear is climbing towards
SERIOUS SUTTING AFFRAY
A. A. I Jenkins Seriously Wounds
BAhr-in-Law at Greensboro,
- fe Ms, a window decorator,
of Greensboro, is being treated at a
hospital in Greensboro for several
knife wounds inflicted by his brother-
in-law, A. A. Jenkins, in an affray
which occurred on South Elm stieet,
Greensboro, on Tuesday last. Jen
kins, who is superintendent of the
Mowery Transfer Company, entered
the Woolworth store on business, he
states that as he started out he was
assaulted by Mays, who is a.i employe
of the store, and knocked to the
ground. He claims that in self-de
fense he drew his knife and began to
cut at his assailant. In substantia
tion of his story, Jenkins displays a
blackened eye. After the fight Mays
got to his feet and walked off seeking
treatment. Jenkins was subsequently
arrested and is being held without
bond pending the result of Mays' in
juries. Family differences are alleg
ed to have been the cause of the dif
GEORGE DORSETT, A YOUNG
MAN OF FARMER DIES
George Dorett, son of Mr. and Mrs,
I. M. Dorsett died at the home of
his parents at Farmer Monday after
noon. Mr. Dorsett was at church on
the 6econd Sunday before his death
and while there was stricken with cn
attack of appendicitis'. He went to
the home of hjs aunt Mrs. Gideon Ma
con where he was treated until the
latter pr.rt of the week when he recup
erates sufficiently to be taken to his
home. Sunday night Mr. Dorsett was
taken worse and died on Monday. He
was a splendid young man and had the
respect of the people of the communi
He professed religion a few days be
fore his death. His body was laid to
rest in the Farmer cemetery after a
funeral service conducted by the pas
tor. There was a large crowd of rela
tives and friends present to sympa
thize with the bereaved family. De
ceased was 22 years of age, just en
tering manhood with a bright future.
He leaves both parents, four sisters,
and three brothers and a large num
ber of relatives to mourn their loss,
LIBEL SUIT AGAINST
Theodore Roosevelt is being sued
by William Barnes at Syracuse, New
York, for $50,000 damages for alleged
libel against the plaintiff. The jury
trying the case is composed of seven
Republicans, three Progressives, and
SCIENCE HILL ACADEMY
EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION BE
FORE THE WAR COLLEGE
GRADUATES FOR TEACHERS.
The academy at Science Hill was
built in 1858-59, by the combined ef
forts of Thos. Lowe, Wm. Lowe, Jno.
McDaniel, Zebedee Rush, John Dun
bar, John Hammond, Wm. Hammond,
Benj. Brookshire, Wm. Bingham, and
Christopher Gray, and Wm. Henley,
were the carpenters. The house is
fifty by twenty-four feet, but was not
large enough in that "dark age" as
the educators in this enlightened and
progressive age call it. The academy
was filled to its seating capacity, one
half ,of whom were grown young men,
and girls, who were far advanced
when they left school.
J. H. Brooks, a graduate of Chapel
Hill, and an eminent lawyer, taught
from 1850 to 1852, his commencement
being on the 29th day of July, 1852.
Samuel H. Wiley then taught one
year, L. u. Andrews taught one year,
T. L. Troy taught one year. Miss
Sarah Henley taught next, Miss Abi
gail Hill taught in 1856. Miss Mary
Coltrane and Z. F. Rush taught dur
ing 1857-58. Then J. R. Bulla taught
two years and closed his school on the
2nd day of June, 1860.
M. S. Robins then taught in 18C0-61
and till the spring of 1862, when the
boys by volunteering broke up the
I do not remember who taught then
if anyone until the winter of 1864 and
the spring of 1865, when I taught
until the 14th day of April, five days
after the surrender of Gen. Lee.
In the winter of 1867 and until
June, 1868, T. L. Cox taught.
Since that time seven other teachers
taught till that time the new system of
teaching came in vogue as they call
it, and the school center was at an
J. H. Brooks, S. H. Wiley,and M. S.
Robins, were graduates of the Univer
sity of North Carolina. J. R. Bulla,
L. D. Andrews, and T. L. Troy, were
graduates ot Trinity College. Sarah
Henley, and Abigail Hill, were grad
uates of New Garden, new Guilford
College. Talton Cox, and I, as we were
preparing to enter college were called
to the war between the States. Three
of the above mentioned teachers were
lawyers, one a local minister in the
M. E. church.
That is the very best that could be
done for teachers in antebellum days,
who were educated by old field teach
ers in log school houses, and my im
pression is that they wrote with i
quill pen. And they "rit" about r.s
nice a hand as you see these days in
this enlightened age.
Our educators of today say, that
the present form of teaching is far
superior to the day of the Science
Hill teaching. If so, God save the
State and their honorable courts, as
the court cryer would say.
D. G. McMASTERS.
Noah Cagle, a colored man living in
Union township on the plantation
known as the Bell place, came to the
home of Mr. Will Hammond near Lit
tle River and stayed till 9;QQ oclqck,
at which, time he left for his home
about a mile distant. He was found
early Wednesday morning dead about
half way home. He was 84 years old.
GREAT NEGRO SINGERS FROM
J. Tim Bryan, the noted negro com
poser and manager of the largest
negro orchestra in the world, has re
cently dedicated a new composition,
"The Tar Heel Fox Trot," to his
birthplace, Kinston, North Carolina.
Matt Simmons, the colored basso, who
astonished Europe some years ago
and sang before practically every
crowned head of the world, was also
born in Kinston.
REPUBLICAN LEADER ALDRICH
Nelson W. Aldrich, national Repub
lican leader and United States Senator
from Rhode Island for thirty years,
died at his home in New York City,
last Friday from apoplexy. Mr. Aid
rich was 74 years of age. He had
been suffering from indigestion for a
day or two, but had enjoyed excellent
The widow, two daughters, Mies Al
drich and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller,
Jr., and one son, Winthrop Aldrich,
Mr. Aldrich wa3 Senator from Rhode
Island continuously from 1881 to 1911,
when hjs party lost out.
FIRE TUESDAY MORNING
On Tuesday morning between four
and five o'clock the fire alarm sounded
announcing the fire of the boiler room
of the Home Biulding and Material
Company. The night watchman had
made his round shortly before the fire
began, and left a lighted lantern by a
pile of shavings. The lantern was
filled with a quart of oil the evening
before and in all probability turned
over, igniting the shavings which
caught the boiler building and chaving
separator. There was no insurance on
the building; the loss amounted to
about $600. Work has begun on re
building and the plant will resume
work Monday with temporary build
The fire department did excellent
work and prevented the other build
ings from catching. The Asheboro
Roller mill was nearer the plant than
any other building and would have
been destroyed if the entire plant had
gone. The Home Building and Mater
ial Company has put up its buildings
with all precautions and have undoubt
edly proven of value in this fire at the
boiler house. The company does a big
business and it is gratifying to know
that it will not have to shut down for
any considerable length of time.
THE WARREN MURDER
Recorder Investigating at Winston
Mrs. Ida Warren, Clifford Stone
street and S. P. Christy, charged
with being implicated in the murder
of Mrs. Warren's husband, G. J. War
ren, will be given a preliminary hear
ing at Winston-Salem before Recorder
Hastings today. Mrs. Warren has
accused Christy of the murder.
Christy, in turn, accuses Mrs. Warren
and her son-in-law, Stonestreet, and
admits that the only part he played
in the tragedy was disposing of the
body after the crime. The Recorder
is seeking to reconcile the contradic
tory statements of the accused as we
go to press.
DIES FROM BULLET WOUNDS
Mr. Wm. T. Hurley died Saturday
April 17th at his home in Biscoe,
from a self inflicted bullet wound.
Mr. Hurley lost a son a few months
ago and was much grieved over his
trouble and has been in poor health,,
both of the above causes have been:
attributed to his rash act, which oc
curred on Friday night. Mr. Hurley
was 58 years of age. He formerly;
lived at Ramseur, was superintend
ent of the cotton mill. He moved to
Biscoe about 20 years ago accepting
a similar position with the Biscoe cot
He leaves a wife, two sons, Colon
and Charles, Biscoe, three daughters.
Mrs. George Page, Aberdeen, and
Misses Bernice and Nell, Biscoe. Mr.
Hurley was a member of the Ramseur
Masonic Lodge, and was buried with
Masonic honors. Funeral service was
conducted at the M. E. church, Biscoe,
nterment following in the cemetery '
at Biscoe. Mr. Hurley has many
friends in Randolph who will learn of
his death with sadness. .
Mrs. Scovy Richardson was the
best booster for last month and won
the gold watch given by the "Booster
Club" at Randleman. Five gold watch
es are to be given away during the
contest, one each month to the en
trant receiving. the largest number of
coupons. At the end a piano is to be
given away. Mrs. Richardson is also
ahead in the piano contest with Miss
Eula Bonkemeyer second.
The marriage of Miss Myrtis Pres
nell, of Michfield, and Mr. Willie
C. Brewer, of Bennett, on April 11,
was of interest to many friends
throughout the county.
Mrs. Brewer is the attractive daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Presnell,
The bride was beautifully gowned
in blue mcssaline.
Mr. and Mrs. Brewer will make
their future home at Bennett, where
Mr. Brewer is erecting a nice resi
dence. Their many friends wish them
a long and happy life.
In the Superior court at Greens
boro on Monday, the verdict rendered
in favor of I. E. Jones against the
city, for damages alleged to have
been sustained by reason of the emp
tying of a sewer into a creek near
his place, was set aside.