The courier. (Asheboro, N.C.) 1906-1937, April 22, 1915, Image 3
WILLIAM PENN WOOD INTERESTING LIFfi STORY OF ONE OF ASHEBORO'S. DISTIN GUISHED SONS. When the war clouds in 1S01 en veloped the nation with their dark wing3 and North Carolina cast it3 lot with the Southern Confederacy, there was on a farm in the Piedmont sec tion of the State, to be more specifiic, in Randolph county, a youth of only 17 years old whose heart and soul were fired with patriotism for his na tive State and he at once enlisted in defense of the new born nation. Though young in years he was stout and brave of heart. This youth was William Penn Wood, now the auditor of the State of North Carolina and though more than half a century has passed his patriotism has never waned nor his devotion to his State diminished. A vouthful and brave soldier through that great struggle, he has been no less faithful in his private and public life since that time and by his affability and genuine friend ship has been successful in life and has surrounded himself with a host of friends, not only in the hills of Occoneechee, but throughout the com monwealth. When young Wood enlisted In the cause of the Confederacy he came to Raleigh where he became a member of Co. I of the Twenty-second North Carolina Regiment. This regiment was drilled at Raleigh by Walter Clark, the drill master, who was mere youth, and now the Chief Jus tice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina. James Johnston Pettigrew who afterwards became a general was the first Colonel of the regiment, which when it left Raleigh was sent to Evansport on the Potomac, and it was there that Col. Wood got his first experience of real war. At this point the regiment had charge of a hattery. From there the regiment ttos trans ferred to Yorktown. Col. Wood was in the most serious fighting of the war and his -war ca reer furnished many thrilTrng inci dents. The principal battles he was in were Sewn Days fight around Richmond, second battle of Tilanasses, second battle of BuTl Bun, Chancel lorsville, Fredericksburg, the "Wilder ness, Spottsylvania Court House and North Anna River- He was wounded art tthe second bat tle of Manasses and he still carries .the musket ball that entered h' body nn that occasion. He was near Stone wall Jackson, when that beloved ehiefttun of the South was killed :at ChaDcelloraville. Be 'witnessed the inspiring sight of President Havhs under musket frre and rallying the men at Seven Tines. He beheld Gen era! Robert E. Lee, She South's great- t chieftain, under musket fire on an Throng occasions. He was taken pris- nPr in 1864 and taken 'to Point Look out where he was confined until the .iw1 nf !he war. C6I. Wood is a Democrat of She all wool and a yard wide type He .start i wino- earlier than the average voter. He cast hie first -vote for Zeb Vance for Governor befone he was i 1d. That was daring the war. He acted n the principle that if he was old erwugh 1o be a solflier , a nn,wh to vote. Since ne s that time he has never failed to vote 5n an dectios and has never scratched a Democratic ticket. w ..iwa-vft taken a reat rnter- Kt in oolities and in all campaigns hej fc canvassed his county in the m- f h TJemocratic tV-ket, all State conventions f the party he was a conspicuous figure ana s, the councils of the party. K one time he was chairman of the eo gressionel convention when Randolph .... ; -h fourth district. He represented Randolph and Moore counties in the State Senate in 1901. In 1905 and 1907 he represented Ran dolph in the General Assembly. He introduced the bill in the Legffure which established the Stonewall Jack- tmSnine School at Concord. also took an active part in other pre- When SUte Auditor Dixon died in 1910, Col. Wood was nominated in October of that year by the Demo cratic State Executive Committee to fill the vacancy, and he was elected in the general election in November, 1910, and he was re-elected in 1912, his term expiring in 1911. Thus it ' willbe seen that he is serving his first elective term. His office, with its capable force, is in splendid shape and Col. Wood has a smile and a happy greeting for all callers. He is a typical gentleman of the old school. Col. Wood was born in Asheboro, his present home, but he was reared on a farm. When he returned from the war, he went to clerking in a store, but soon he went in business for himself and since that time has been a successful merchant of that place. Being a business man of ability he, has always been an active force in the commercial life of his native town and he is still a member of Ran dolp Business Men's Club. He was! town treasurer from 1880 until 1888. He was county treasurer from 1890 STATE AUDITOR WILLIAM PENN WOOD OUR BILL FOR IMPORTED FOOD AND FEED STUFFS Mr. George W. Bradsaw, formerly principal of the Asheboro graded school, now studying at the State Uni versity, and president of the Randolph County Club, has prepared an inter esting table for the University News Letter, showing the food and feed con sumed by man and beast in each county more than the farms of the county produced in the census year. The figures are based upon food crops and animal products exhibited in the 13fh census report,' and upon the aver ages of per capita annual consumption announced by the Federal Department of Agriculture. Neither the figures of the census nor Mr. Bradshaw's use of them can be understood as complete and final to tals of food production; so, for mani fest reasons. But in both alike the counties of the state and the states of the Union are figured upon the same basis and in this way they stand upon a level for comparison. According to this table, Allegheny county imports less than any other. Randolph comes 57th in the list; Chat ham, 50th; Alamance, 65th; Guilford, 96th; Davidson, 53rd; Montgomery 39th; and Moore, 41st. Mecklenburg is at the bottom of the list, importing more food and feed than any other county. AN OLD FRIEND RETURNS Baltimore Sun. We have been looking a long time for the arrival of everybody's friend, General Prosperity, but the General !r undoubtedly heve at last. He has come hand in hand with spring, and promises to grow as fast as the leaves and grass, and to increase and multi ply in size every week. The stock markets always know when he has come back, and the way they have been "carrying on" for the last few days shows that financial nerve cen tres have recovered their 'confidence and their courage. People who deal in money and its equivalents are easy to frighten and hard to reassure, and when they come out of hiding and be gin to grow enthusiastic, we can feel that everything is getting all right again. It has been a long lane of doubt and depression, hut we have passed the turning point and are on the high road to good times. The glad season of spring is doubly wel come this year in bringing ub busi ness health and activity as well as suniftiine and Sowers. Washington, D. C, with 100KK) ne groes, has the largest .colored' popula tion of any city i the United States. to 1894. He har always taken jrreat inter est in schools and has been a member of the school board of AAehoro for many years, giving up thi position when he casse to Raleigh. Having been raised on the farm ad owning a farm near Asheboro he has always taken a special interest is farming and those things which would advance the farming class of the S Being a Confederate veteran member of the North Carolina 1 erans Association, and a Colonel General Carr's staff, he has al taken a keen interest in every that would aid those old soldier?'1 iftw need assistance in their derljitnjr days. He was one of the prime iv era in the establishment of 'he Sol diers' Home at Raleigh, and as' au ditor, it gives him pleasure that he has an oversight over this inHtuJion. He is vice-president of the Home and was one of the members of the Sol diers' Home Board when it was first established. -. 3 ' Col. Wood was married on Septem ber 4, 1872, to Miss Henrietta Guriter, of Durham, and three children blewsd that union. Thess are Mrs.,, J..! 0. Redding, Mr. Jonn wooti mm W. A. Underwood. Mrs. Wood elicd about 20 years ago. He is a member of the Mettuxltst church and has been a steward wt 1866. He has always had Id strong love for fraternal orders and Y a momher of the Knights of ryiVev Masons, Royal Arch Mason? Fellows, Junior O. U. A. M.j; i- i ' 1 . "St ASHEBORO SHOULD HAVE A PUBLIC LIBRARY Every town, no matter how small, should have a public library as soon as possible.. "It should be the town's best investment, paying the largest dividends in education, character, cul ture and development," says one writ- Some of the advantages of a public library are summed up by the Thom- asville Times as follows: A public library in our community would be an influence for good every day in the week. It would make the town more at tractive to the class of people we want as residents and neighbors. A library would be the center of our social and istellectual life asd would stimulate the growth of clubs for study and debating. We need a library to carry forward the education of the children who leave school at an early age; to give them a better chance for self-educa tion. To enable adults to get an education who have lacked or failed to make use of early opportunities. To provide fresh, strong, wholesome books for young and old, rich a"d poor, for the teacher and the pupil for the student and the working man We all want a library for ourselves: for our neighbors, for the good of our town. Why not establish it now and be getting the good out of it? IT MUST BE TRUE Asheboro Readers Must Come to That Conclusion. It ift not the telling of a sinir' onsr m Ar,'-boro. but a number of citaeiin testify. Endorsement by people you know bears the stamp ef truth Th following is one of the public state ments made in this locality about Doan's Kidney Pills: S. W. Presnell, liveryman, S. Fay etteville Street, Asheboro, N. C says: "I used to have bad spells with my back and my kidneys acted too freely at times, then again they were con gested. I felt restless and nervous and had dizzy spells. I have taken Doan's Kidney Pills off and on for ten years when I have had these attacks and have always found them just as represented, getting quick relief. When a cold affects my kidneys, Doan's Kidney Pills never fail to help me right away." Price 50c, at all dealers. "Don't simply auk for a kidney remedy get Doan's Kidney Pills the same that Mr. Presnell had. Foster-Milburn Co., Props., Buffalo, N. T. FAITHFUL "BLACiMAMMY" The old "black mammy" given to Mrs. J. M. Cole when she was married to Mr. Cole, in 1858, is still with them in the same capacity as in slavery days, having refused to leave the old home when the slaves were freed. This old colored woman ts now 69 years of age, and looks after the chickens and cows as was her wont in the days before the war; and to say that she enjoys all the comforts is putting it mildly, for there is noth ing too good for old "Mammy Moore County News. I nd I ill w. ouiu a medicine give Chamberlain's Cough Remedy a trial y will understand why It has become so popular zor coughs, colds txoup. For sale by all dealers. DOCTORS MUST REPORT A recent bulletin, of the State Board of Health calls atention to the fact that doctors, midwives, end un dtwtakers have been delinquent ir. re porting births and deaths to tho local registrars as required by the Vital Statistics law. The le.w requires thfe doctors, midwives, and undertakers to report thes matters without the regis trar having to look them up and ask for the information. "Leprosy is curable and there is lit- tfe danger of contracting the disease, (;s I have shown by having none but prous servants In my house for years, says Dr. Adolph Uoehner, who has recently arrived In this country fi-om Siam. TV a ... -.JS BOR.4K A FLY PREVENTIVE Thc Bulletin of the United States Department oC Agriculture! speuking of the favorable results obtained by use of borax on manure piles to cure iiy larvae says: ii possesses a marked larvicidal action and appears to exert no permanent injury on the fertilizing vaiuo of the manure.' The Bulletin reckons the cost of bo rax treatment, usin.tf ordinary com mercial borax costing 5 to 6 cents per pound ,to be one cent per horse per day, and recommends about a pound of borax to every 15 cubic feet or twelve bushels of manure immediately after its removal from the stable, or in oth words, about a pound per horse per week. It further advises the sprint ling of the borax through any fine sieve over the manure especially around the outer edges if placed in a pile and that the whole be sprinkled with three to five gallons of water. While the State Board of Health would not for a moment frown on the use of borax where borax is needed or where for some reason prompt re moval of manure seems out of the question, but attention should be call ed to the neglect of ordinary cleanli ness. In other words, beware of per fume where a bath is needed. CALOMEL DYNAMITES A SLUG GISH LIVER Crashes into Sour Bile, Making You Sick and You Lose a Day's Work Calomel salivates! It's mercury. Calomel acts like dynamite on a slug gish liver. When calomel comes into contact with sour bile it crashes into it, causing cramping and nausea. If you feel bilious, headachy, consti nated and all knocked out, just go to your druggist and get a 50-cent bottle of Dottson's Juiver lone, wnicn is t harmless vegetable substitute for dan gerous calomel. Take a spoonful and if it doesn't start your liver and straighten you up better and quicker than nastv calomel and without mak ing you sick, yeu just go back and get vour monev. If you take calomel today you 11 oe sick and nauseated tomorrow; besides it mnv salivate VOll. while if VOU take Dodson's Liver tone you will wake up feelintr srreat. full of ambition and ready for work or play. It's harmless pleasant and sate to give 10 ennuren they like it. UTILIZE THE CORN In these days of high-priced wheat it is well to remember that corn me; in many instances, is fitted to take the place of flour if properly handled The United States Department of Ag riculture has gotten out a most useful bulletin, telling all about corn meal and how to use it. The pamphlet con tains 60 recipes ranging from com meal mush to most elaborate confec tions prepared with corn meal as a bask This bulletin, to which The Courier has referred in the past, may be had by anyone ,who will take the trouble to write the United States Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C, and ask for Bulletin No. 565. SHOULD NOT FEEL DISCORUAGED So man? neople troubled with indi gestion and constipation have been benefitted by taking Chamberlain's Tablets that no one should reel dis couraeed who has not given them : trial. They contain no pepsin or other digestive 'ferments but strengthen the stomach and enable it to perform its functions naturally, tor sate by all dealers. VIBGINIA-CAROUNA BALL GAMES Five thousand people attended the VirgiMa-Carolina baM game at Greens boro, April 10. It is said that 72S automobiles were counted at one time aroun4 the gates of the park and in the Steeet. The Rrealer part of these thousands were Carolinians, yet the? had to Bee their team go .dawn in de feat, ihe score being o to 2 in favor of Yirjp'nia. However, the Carolinians evened up the argument witih their ncient ri vals by a score of 8 to 5 at Durham, on Monday afternoon. Tis game was also attended by an immense crowd, and the Tar Heels eelebrated their victory in great style. HOOVER HILL MINE Hoover Hill gold naiae, near Cara way, owned by Mr. Lee Briles, is now reported tm be turning out rich ore. The mine was formerly worked by another company to a depth of 350 feet; and at this point In the sottom of the (haft, the ore was found to be very good. Another vein of rich ore ten feet wide has recently been found at a depth of 150 feet. The value of the ore in this nine varies from $10 to $500 per ton. NOTICE Having qualified as administrator on the estate of Mrs. Swanna Daw- kins, deceased, before J. M. Caveness, Clerk of the Superior Court of Ran dolph county. All persona having claims against said estate are notified to present them to the undersigned, duly verified on or before the 8th day of April, 1916, or this notice will be nleaded in bar of their recovery; and all person owing said estate will come forward and make immediate settlement. Tiiis 6th day of April, 1915. ARTHUR ROSS, Admr. ITEMS OF LIVE NEWS GATHER. Ei) FROM OUR EXCHANGES AND CONDENSED IN BRIEF FORM FOR BUSY READERS. The British government has decided .igainst p'.acinj cotton 011 the contra- 1 and list. General Julian S. Carr, of Durham, will be the principal speaker at Oak Ridge commencement, May 18. John Gardner, aged 99, the oldest active banker in the United States, died in Norwalk, Ohio, last week. General Huerta, the Mexican trou ble maker, is in New York City, he says, for business and pleasure. A St. Louis minister recently pray ed for those of the congregation, who were too proud to kneel and too lazy to stand, says an exchange. The total number of free seed pack ages sent out Dy tne unuea oiaies government this spring will amount to 75,000,000. The solid silver gold-lined commun ion service was stolen from St. Tim othy's Lutheran church, Wilson, last week. The commissioners of Greensboro have awarded to R. G. Lassiter, of Oxford, the contract for laying ap proximately 75.000 sauare yards of paving, the cost to be $87,350. The death of fifteen persons, ten of whom are women, in the collision of a trolley car and a freight, in Detroit, last week, is charged to the mexpen ence of a student motorman. Chief Gunner's Mate Crilley went 288 feet under the water last week, and walked along the top of the sub marine F 4, which disappeared near Honolulu, March 25th. This said to be the world's diving record. After investigating under the food and drugs act, a large number of prep arations advertised as consumption cures, the Department of Agriculture has not been able to discover any that can in any sense be regarded as "cures" for tuberculosis. Great Britain has offered a "full and ample apology" to the Chilean government for the sinking on March 14th, in waters belonging to Chile of the German cruiser Dresden, the in ternment of which had already been ordered when the Britivr souadron at tacked the German. W. T. Mangum, superintendent of Durhum county home, has resigned As the result of charges that have been made or were liable to be made against him because of a whipping ad ministered young Wesley Perry pris oner at the home, for some slight breaking of the rules. England experienced the second Zeppelin raid one night last week, when German airmen made an exten sive flight over the northeast coast. Very little damage was done, owing to to the fact that the cities and towns in that part of England were prompt ly thrown into darkness. One or two people were slightly injured. Mrs. Martha E. Grissom, mother of the late Eev. W. L. Grissom, of Gxeensboa-o, died at the home of her son in Spencer, recently, at the age of 76 years. The deceased is survived by two sons and a daughter, H. B. Gris som, of Spencer; E. K. Grissom, of Montgomery county; and Mrs. Ida Bmnacraft, of Greensboro. Ray L. Jobson, a Kinston machinist, has gone to Washington to exhibit to Swretar? of War Garrison an infernal machine fhat he almost expects to rev olutionize warfare. The machine, which he .calls a "land torpedo", con sHU of a cylindrical tube, mounted on a small chassis, a motor in the rear end of the tube, and 200 pounds of dry explosive packed away in an inner receptacle. Judge. C. C. Lyon dissolved the order of restraint in the case of Dr. and Mrs, 3. A. Turner, of High Point, V3. the city of High Point, the North Carolina Public Service Company, and the Car olina ;aad Yadkin River Railway Co., oae day last week. The injunction was granted 'bjr Judge T. J. Shaw re cently, stopping the construction of eormectias tracks by the two defen dant companies at High Point, and the building f spur tracks to business houses for the delivery of freight GIVE SKIN TO HELP CHARITY PATIENT Six nurses, a physician, and the wife of one of the patients at St. Leo's Hospital, Greensboro, have recently volunteered to have skin grafted from their bodies to the body of a little boy of six or eight, a charity patient, who was accidently burned in a serious manner a few days ago. Two brothers of the little patient refused to submit to the operation to help the little fel low, but the others responded and each was asked to give only a small piece of skin to hasten the healing process. It is now expected that the child will recover rapidly. A DAVIE REPUBLICAN FAVORS WILSON ADMINISTRATION m Chcbtie 0!-.-rverJ The U-:pi'.b:U'.m ncwsvnpnrs arc fi lcnt in seven lnpi-uages when they consider thai business is getting bct- taP an,i better with every passing day. When the G. O. P. leaders killed the ship-purchase bill they thought they had put a quietus on prosperity for at least two years and they don't know what to make of the wonderful im provement in business now taking place. Winston-Salem Journal. The above was clipped from a Dem ocratic paper published in North Car olina, and deserves more than a pass ing notice, for if it is a true indict ment of the Republican party, every honest, patriotic citizen of this coun try should join with the Democrats in 1916 and relegate the once "Grand Old Party" to utter oblivion. If Re publican members of Congress (many of whom voted against the ship-purchase bill and are candidates for the Presidential nomination) are made of such stuff as described in the above clipping, the sooner the people know and realize who they are the better for all concerned. No political party deserves to win whose motives are so sordid and whose patriotism is of such a low standard. Every citizen of this great nation should vie with each other in uphold ing the hands of "our President" in his laudable efforts in observing a strict neutrality while this terrible war is raging across the seas. . Not only should we stand by him, and "our Government" so far as the European war is concerned, but we should cheer fully and wholeheartedly endorse his course with reference to Mexico. Why should any civilized and sane Ameri can want to see our country go to war in behalf of a lot of mongrel Mexican greasers? The life of one good Amer ican is worth a carload of Yaqui In dians and Yucatan half breeds. This is our country and 'our Government, the peace, prosperity and happiness of our people is of far greater import ance than the success of any political party either in 1916 or any other year. If the above clipping is a true indict ment and the rank and file of the Re publican party becomes convinced of the fact before the election in 1916, the Republican candidate won't make a black mark on the board. I cast my first Republican vote for William Mc Kinley in 1896. I was an admirer and supporter of Mr. Taft in 1912, but like all the rest of the Taft followers in Davie was steam rollered in the county convention and sat in mv seat. flml heard a "irrand dilnnuent Kimnort- cr of Mr. Roosevelt (with a commis sion for a Federal office in his pocket signed by President Taft) paw up the dust and proclaim in the honor of his triumph that all the people of Davie county were for Roosevelt, except the Democrats, "niggers" and Federal off iceholders. Clearing out himself, of course, for the duties of his office had expired, but when the election came on in November, Mr, Taft received over 800 votes and Mr. Roosevelt a few more than 300. Your scribe has felt ever since that he was in better company with the Democrats, "nig gers" and Federal officeholders as al leged, than he would have been had he belonged to the gang that ran the 1912 Republican convention in Davie coun ty. Because I have voted the Republican ticket is no reason why I should en dorse and uphold at this time all and every position taken by the party (to which I have given allegiance), whether right or wrong. The time has come in the life of this great Nation: when all men should lay aside their prejudices and stand out boldly and p unequivocally for the right as they see it. Fealty to party and party principles is all right as long as those principles are right and best for our country and its people. We are now crossing a dangerous stream and its no good time to even discuss snap ping horses. One country, one peo ple and ono destiny. E. H. MOKiiiS. Mksville, April ".5. ' " ' AN OLD GOOSE Mr. Editor: While in the vicinity of Glenola, my old friend and neighbor, Allen M. Kearns, showed me an old goose chat was raised by Samuel H. Hale, form erly of Caraway, and was sold at his sale and bought by Cicero Spencer. Mr. Kearns bought her of Spencer 26 years ago. He says Spencer owned her for two years, making said goose 28 years old since sale. There is no one living that knows how old she was when first sold. She might have crown the quill the Declaration of IndeDen- donee was written with. Mr. Kearns told me the old goose had laid every spring since purchased till this SDrinir. She was out in the snow the 15th of March and it is supposed her feet froze, so she cannot walk. My friend showed me a flock of fine geese, that he said were her offspring. Besides, he had sold a great number of fat geese for Thanksgiving and birthday dinners. He could not approximate the number he had sold.