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YM. C. HAMMER, EDITOR
Asheboro, N. C, Aprit 22, 1915.
The world admires a winner, and to
be a winner you must be a slicker.
The expected has arrived. Conta
gious disease has made its apparance
in the great war. Typhus fever is
claying its thousands in Servia.
The price of cotton advanced $7.50
a bale last month. The money mar
ket are easy and conditions are more
favorable for new enterprises. The
New York Stock Exchange removed
the limitation on minimum prices, and
this completes the return to normal
trading. Bank clearings are getting
better every week.
President Thomas, of the Lehigh
Valley Railroad, the other day wrote
President Wilson that his road wi
60on award contracts involving an ex
penditure of nearly $1,000,000, stating
this expenditure was justified by im
proved business conditions. He also
stated that additional expenditures
would be made in the near future as
he belived business conditions would
be further greatly improved.
The town election is only a few days
off and the people should look well to
the sele tion of proper public officials
Some definite plan should be adopt
ed as to the method of selection of
nominees. The nominations should
have been made days ago, and the
sooner these nominations are made
io, the better.
Every person should take an inter
est in this important matter.
The Pennsylvania Railroad will ex
pend $20,000,000 in new equipment of
the most up-to-date type. The compa
ny is to replace worn out rolling stock
with 144 new locomotives, 146 steel
passenger care, and 10,000 steel
freight cars. This is the largest or
der given in a year and will give em
ployment to thousands of men. The
Pennsylvania Railroad would not
giake these extensive purchases unless
St foresaw rapid and permanent
growth of business improvement.
When these improvements are made,
this, the standard railroad of America,
will have supplanted all wooden cars,
both passenger and freight, with steel
ars of the most modern construction.
It is only in the last few years that
owners of woodland have learned to
conserve their timber by cutting out
for firewood only the defective tim
ber and black jacks and such as will
not grow into merchantable timber.
What is or may be merchantable tim
ber is not so easily determined. Take
for instance, black gum, and it polish
es more readily than mahogany and
when properly treated takes on the ap
pearance of mahogany. Black gum is
used for making handsome door and
window facings and interior finish.
county for several years:
"This charge consists of Kerr Street
church, near the Gibson mill, and Har
mony church at the Brown mill.
Through much walking and great trib
ulation, we succeeded in finding quite
a number of our subscribers and ar
ranger? for getting a rather badly
tangled list in good shape. Brother
Brady has a neat little church and
parsonage in good position for effect
ive work in what appears to be a very
important field. Especially is this
true of Kerr Street. He is in touch
with a great population, and is evi
dently taking hold of the situation
with a determined hand. Among other
things, he is himself in charge of a
great men s class in his Sabbath
School. He preaches to large congre
gations. We found him just ready for
revival services which began on Sun
THE CALAMITY ISSUE
It is pretty generally conceded the
Republicans will have to find some
other issue besides calamity howling.
"If you were Big Busv-ess; and if
you had riarticed befcic the mirror
puckering your mouth to weep for the
good old Cannon-Penrose times; and
if you read on one page of your Sun
day paper that general business is
picking up bravely and on another
that building permits in Manhattan
are $5,500,000, or about 47 per cent
more than last year before the war,
and on still another that railway earn
ings for February show a 6harp up
ward trend, might it not make you
doubt whether there is really one
more election in Calamity?"
To which the Washington Star adds: I
"Of course, if a wave of prosperity
strikes the country, the Republicans
will say that the war in Europe came
at the right time to save the Demo
cratic administration. People who see
Miss Xell Parkin entertained the
j Trinity Book Club Saturday afternoon.
The artist Velasquez was the painter
chosen for discussion, which proved to
be quite interesting. Refreshments
were served in the dining room, which
was beautifully decorated. As the
guests entered, strains of soft music
tilled the air and continued to blend
with the chattering and laughter dur
ing the repast. The mellow light of
candles cast its radiance over the ex
quisitely set table into the snowy linen
and silver. The refreshments of sal
ad, tea and coffee, followed by ice
cream, cake and mints, made all feel
that nothing else could have been half
so satisfying. Miss Nell, who is al
ways a gracious hostess, was unusu
ally attractive and charming.
John Council, of Hickory, was in
George Bell returned Friday from
a fishing trip to Aberdeen and Tine
hurst. He was the guest of J. J. Far-
.is, of High Point, who with a party
of friends motored down on Wednes
Mrs. F. H. Wood returned home
Friday from a visit to Mrs. J. J. Far-
ris in High Point.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Paul, who have
been quite sick from grip, are out
Miss Jewel Parkin and a number
of friends motored to Greensboro to
the matinee Saturday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Craven, their
little son, and Robert Ellis went to
Mr. H. H. Hayes was at home for
Miss Lula Harris is visiting Mrs.
D. M. Ballance in High Point
W. S. Weeks is here to see his
mother, Mrs. Jane Weeks, who has
been quite sick for the past week, but
is now improving.
G. T. Wood and family and D. M,
Ballance and family; of High Point,
were in town yesterday.
There are signs of life and progress
in this section. Mr. Kennedy is go
ing right ahead with building the
new road, and the farmers are work-
business picking up, the price of stocks ing in this fine weather. Larger crops
advancing, the price of cotton making j than in many years before are being
sensational bounds and the financial , P,anted-
conditions so Bound that th world is we are verv 6,rrv t0 near OI Mrs-
, . , . . . . Jane Week '8 illness,
leaning on America, are Deginmng to
understand that all this could not take
place if Democratic administration of
the country's affairs was any bar to
the recovery of confidence. Calamity
howling was good and plausible only
while calamity was in full blast on ac
count of the war in Europe but it
was anything but plausible as politi
cal capital then.
Jarrell Parkin attended the ball
game in Greensboro on the 10th.
Miss Pearl Harris returned from
Winston last Wednesday where she
has been visiting Mrs. Kearns for a
Mr. John Hill is building a pretty
road from where the Trinity; road
joins the Thomasville road to Mr.
Tom Finch's residence.
Prof, and Mrs. N. C. English spent
Sunday in Greensboro, with relatives.
Mrs. Samuel English has returned
home after spending the winter in
Columbia, S. C.
Miss Nelly Parkin was hostess to
the Saturday afternoon Book Club,
the 17th. The home was beautifully
decorated with spring blossoms and
after roll call, the Spanish artist Ve-
The present war in Europe will go
down in history as the Twentieth Cen
tury Calamity. For more than six
months the greatest calamity in the
history of nations has been in pro
gress and is unchecked in its course of
carnage and murder. Nearly a mil
lion lives have been lost and nearly a , iqu was the subject for the even
million and a half are dying of dis-, ing. Mrs. Carpenter read a sketch
ease. The military cost incurred istof nis life and some of his pictures
more than eight billion dollars and , in miniature was enjoyed. Miss Har
, ; ris invited all into the dining room,
commercial losses of twelve billion bcautifulv Iit with can(llcs where sev.
dollars, ihis is the result or nearly a erai courses were served. New eelec-
half a century of continuous prepara- J tions on Victrola were very much en
tion for war. The wives who have joyed. After a rhanr.Hg meeting we
been made widows, children orphans,
hunger, disease and untold suffering
of millions of innocent persons both in
I left looking forward to meeting with
Mrs. J. C. Peppor, two weeks hence.
A few years ago gum was considered
worthless. Now black gum and red j an(1 out of the war 2one The Pope of j
gum are valuable and are used in con-. Rome anJ tne Women and ministers
PRIMARY GRADES OBSERVE
Ftructing the finest hotels and other
KKilUCTION OF ELECTRIC LIGHT
Since the town of Asheboro pur
chased its electric lipht plant, a profit
has b; en crimed every month. Several
times The Courier has felt called upon
to ca'l attention that public utilities
own-id by municipalities should not be
operated as money making enterpris
es, but we have refrained from call
ing attention to this fact because it
is so esisy for a newspaper's motive to
be misunderstood. The town authori
ties have reduced the rates considera
bly. These rates will go into effect
immediately, and if there are earning
each month under the new rates there
should be still further reduction in
A RANDOLPH BOY IN CABARRUS
of the gospel of Christian lands are The children of the primary grades
nrflvinir for neace. The war is teach-! observed Patrons Day Friday by giv
. , . : in an operciu", ine i-armvai oi me
llljf I'lU micyri Ul proic uiuuuSu ...- ,,,,,1,.
son so shocking and terrible that the'
Sund .y the 18th, about one hundred
people gathered in the beautiful grove
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Hill,
near Worthville and celebrated Mrs.
Hill's seventy-fourth birthday. The
weather was ideal, and this added to
the occasion. The table looked to be
a hundred feet long covered with
beautiful white linen and well loaded
with dainty edibles. After a few
brief remarks by the writer we all
sang, "Praise God From Whom All
Blessings Flow," thanks were return
ed then the next thing ii
order was eating, and thi
was what the veople did. So
far we could not see that the change
in the eeason had effected any one's
appetite that was present. All seem
ed to relish and enjoy the food. No
body seemed to enjoy the occasion
more than Mrs. Hill, who has attain
ed unto a ripe old age, yet is lively
and full of talk. She is a member of
the Methodist church and liken to talk
ibout the old time religion. She said
the occasion reminded her of the camp
meeting years ago. Mr. Hill is in
his seventieth year and seems to be
in good health. May the Lord's bless
ings rest upon the old folks, and say
we all live to enjoy many such delight
ful times is the prayer of the writer.
W. A. WAY.
RANDLEMAN GRADED SCHOOL
The closing exercise of the Randle-
man graded school will take plac
May 1-3. Saturday night, May 1, the
high school grades will give a play,
"The Deacon" a comedy drama in four
acts. Proceeds of the play for the
benefit of the school.
Sunday night, May 2, the annual
sermon will be preached by Rev. Mel
ton Clark, pastor First Presbyterian
church, Greensboro, N. C.
The graduating exercies , will' be
held Monday night after which the
literary address will be delivered by
Dr. H. W. Chase, of the department
of education, of the State University.
The following young people com
pose the graduating class: Chas.
Christenberry, Loulu Curtis, Rouse
Hayes, Ruby Hughes, May Parsons,
Epsie Rike, Freda Sinclair, Neal
Sheffield, Chas. Sheffield,. Glenn
Floyd, Neal Naiwegie, Lucy Trog-
NEW AUTOMOBILES FOR SALE.
Cash or on time, will trade for old
cars, horses or Bales.
B. F. MCDOWELL,
Asheboro, N. C.
FOR RENT Mt home place in
west Asheboro, 10 large rooms sev
eral acres of good land, apply t
JOHN M. HAMMER,
Greensboro, N. C.
FOR SALE A young milch ew.
fresh. W. U. HAMMJUw
A SIX ROOM COTTAGE, in South
Asheboro, on Fayetteville street, for
rent. Apply to Mrs. Jennie Hancock.
VALUABLE REAL ESTATE FOR
SALE. Apply to R. R. Ross, Ashe
boro, N. C.
HELP WANTED I can use a num
ber of able-bodied men and teams for
road work at once. Write or apply to
H. H. KENNEDY,
Progress, NL C
FOR RENT One two story five
room dwelling is west Asheboro for
rent at $4.00 per month. One two
room dwelling, outside corporate lim
its, on the South. f Asheboro at fz.W
per month. Apply to
WM. U. HAMMJLK,
Asheboro, N. C.
WATER WHEEL We have for sale
one serond hand S. Morgan Smith Co,
18 inch water wheel in good shape,
taken out to put in larger wheel.
COLUMBIA MF'G CO.
RAMSEUR, N. C.
Following is the program:
Sent ember-Recitation. Srhool Dav.
ost indifferent cannot fail to under-j wicy Crokcr of the thM (rrade
stand. The warring nations have not Song School Days, Children of
become sufficiently exhausted to sober: the primary department. . '
'nnrfimti nations to nut thrm October Drill, Boys of the thir.
them in a frame of mind to cause
them to desire peace,
WANTED Hustling agents, men
and women, to sell our specialties,
Live proposition. ACME SPECIAL
TIES, Charlotte, N. C.
Somebody Told Me
times were dull but I don't be
lieve that, and I am not going
to growl and kick; I'll let the
dogs do the growling and the
mules the kicking while I
keep on selling groceries and
keeping things lively arouud
my place. Come and see I
have the goods, prices and
A. O. FREE
Sale of Personal Property at
TRINITY, N. C.
Thursday, May 6th, 1915
At 10 O'clock
I will sell, on the above date, at
Trinity, N. C, to the highest bidder,
for cash, all of the personal property
belonging to Mrs. E. C. Heitman, de
ceased, consisting of Dressers, Wash
stands, Sideboards, Book Cases, Books,
Beds, Tables, Chairs, Hall Rack,
Range, and many other articles.
On the same date, and at the same
place, John W. Hill will sell several
suites of Furniture, consisting of Beds,
Dressers, Washstands, Tables, Chairs,
Bed Springs, and a lot of other prop
erty around the house and barn. My
reason for selling this property is
that having sold my home place here,
and can not nse it. AU of the above
property will be sold regardless of
price, and the sale will begin prompt
ly at 10 o'clock.. Come and buy what
R. B. TERRY,
Admr. Mrs. . C. Heitman Estate.
JOHN W. HILL,
of the Second Described Property.
Send Us That Soiled Suit
AND LET US SHOW YOU HOW WELL WE CLEAN IT
Asheboro Pressing and Tailoring Co.
W. P. ROYSTER, Manager.
NEXT TO REXALL STORE.
PHONE NO. 1ST 4-
cisive victory in battle has been won
by either side, but within the next few
months there may be events which
will see the beginning of the end, but
at present we cannot see as much
cause for h6pefulness as some who
prophesy the end of the war before
summer is ended.
i November Sone1. "Shaldn' Oua-
No great de-1 crs DOyS an,i girs 0f tne secon
Rev. H. M. Blair, editor of the
North Carolina Christian Advocate,
recently visited Concord, and writes
in the Advocate of the success of Rev,
R. K. Brady, formerly of this county,
where he was born and reared in the
southeastern part of the county and
taught in the public schools of the
Miss Edith Macon and Mr. Talmagi
Neece were elected representatives to
attend the State Baraca-Philathea
convention at Raleigh, April 22-25,
from P-ovidence classes.
Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Barker and Miss
Elsie, of Greensboro, spent Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Barker.
Several from around here attended
the Guilford county Commencement
Mr. and Mrs. Percy Siler have re
turned from Florida and have decided
to live in North Carolina. -
Story and Pantomime Pilgrims.by
John Hadley and children of the third
December Recitation, "Ef Your
Good," children of the first grade.
Cradle Song Boys and girls of the
January Play, "Muffin Man," chil
dren of the second grade.
February Play and Song, "Making
of the Flag," children of the first and
March Drill, "Overall Boys and
Sunbonnets Babies," children, of the
first grade. Song, "Bird's Nest,''
children of the first grade.
April Pantomime, "Bobby Shaf
toe," children of the first grade.
Drill "Topey Turvy," first grade.
May Crowning of May Queen
Girls of the second and third grades.
Each number of the program was
rendered successfully and this fea
ture proved to be one of the best that
has been given here on Patrons Day.
Have your groceries weighed on
Mr. John J. Turner's new Money
Weight Scales, the only ones in town.
Accurate to the smallest fraction of
IF YOU have anything that you
want to trade for a new automobile,
see me be 4 U trade.
b. f. Mcdowell,
Asheboro, N. C.
Take notice that the commissioners
of the town of Asheboro have ordered
a new registration for election of
Mayor and other municipal officers,
which election is to take place onTues-
day, the 4th day of May, 1915; that
the books will be open for registration
on the 16th day of April, 1915.
Done by order of the board.
C. C. CRANFORD, Mayor.
A. R. WINNINGHAM, Sec.
Dated March 17th, 1915.
R. C. JOHNSON
Special line Percals and Ginghams.
Low Cut Shoes and Slippers.
Spring'and Summer Clothing.
, Added Daily
Shapes, flowers and pattern hats.
Everything entirely new.
Mrs. Millard H. Allred
O. R. Fox Store Asheboro, N. C.