The courier. (Asheboro, N.C.) 1906-1937, April 22, 1915, Image 4
THE COURIER PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY 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. TOWN OFFICERS 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 day." i TRINITY ITEMS t 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 town Saturday. 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 day. 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 again. 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 Winston-Salem Saturday. Mr. H. H. Hayes was at home for the week-end. 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. BIRTHDAY DINNER TRINITY ITEMS 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 few days. 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 PATRON'S DAY Ftructing the finest hotels and other buildings. KKilUCTION OF ELECTRIC LIGHT RATES 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 the rates. 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 COMMENCEMENT PROGRAM 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- don. 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 quality. A. O. FREE Quick Service 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 you want. la I 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 grade. i November Sone1. "Shaldn' Oua- No great de-1 crs DOyS an,i girs 0f tne secon PROVIDENCE NEWS 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 I 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 Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. Percy Siler have re turned from Florida and have decided to live in North Carolina. - grade. i Story and Pantomime Pilgrims.by John Hadley and children of the third grade. December Recitation, "Ef Your Good," children of the first grade. Cradle Song Boys and girls of the first grade. January Play, "Muffin Man," chil dren of the second grade. February Play and Song, "Making of the Flag," children of the first and second grade. 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 an ounce. 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. NOTICE 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. New Cvillinery , Added Daily Shapes, flowers and pattern hats. Everything entirely new. Mrs. Millard H. Allred O. R. Fox Store Asheboro, N. C.