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VOL. 40 Asheboro, N. C. Thursday, April 29, 1915 No. 17
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GENERAL NEWS ITEMS
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A led was recently registered at
Salisbury that was 87 years old.
Werk has begun on a $70,000 apart
ment house in Asheville.
Alamance county commencement
was held at Graham, last Saturday.
The address of the day was delivered
by Mr. E. C. Brooks, editor of North
Carolina Education, and the crowds
town were estimated at 5,000.
Edwin E. Fisher, 100 years of age,
and who has worked m a foundry
St. Paul. Minn., until rcently, is giv
ing tip his job, although he says he
could work on, but will give place to
a younger man, who needs the pay
worse than he does.
Fire at Ellerbc. one day last week
supposed to have originated from one
of the locomotives, switching ex in
station, destroyed the Bennett-Broad
wav warehouse with 150 sewing ma
chines and the warehouse cf Mr. Z. T
Pearson with some fertilizer.
The will of Col. A. B. Andrews has
been filed in Raleigh, and shows the
deceased to have owned property
worth half a million dollars. The
widow, Mrs. Julia M. Andrews, and
the two sons, William J. and A.
Andrews, Jr., are the executors.
Two Atlantic Coast Line train? wore
in a head-on collision near Tarboro
latit Friday, but fortunately nobody
was seriously injured. Pullman Con
ductor R. J. Binns, was the only one
of either crew injured and he not se
riously. Four passengers were slight
ly bruised and shaken up.
Jesse Hunter, a negro thirty years
of age, was killed by being struck by
tli erurine nullin southbound passen
ger train No. 35 on the Southern, hear
Benaja, last Saturday. The man was
sitting on the end of a crosstie, and
the engineer did not see him until it
was too late.
Mr. A. H. Boyden, postmaster at
Salisbury, and a well-known Corned
erate veteran, has been named by the
board of directors of the Soldiers
Home at Raleigh, as president of the
institution to succeed Col. A. Vs. An
drews, who was chosen as the first
president of the Home and served in
that capacity until his death a few
A bold robbery was perpetrated in
Greensboro last Sunday morning
about 5:30 o'clock, when some un
known person shattered the north win
dow of Opplemans pawn shop on a.
Elm Street, and secured about twenty
bracelets and a number of other small
articles, valued at about $250.00 which
had been placed in the window for dis
play over Sunday. The guilty person
has not been apprehended.
John A. Mills, chakman of the
Wake county commissioners and gen
era! manager of the Elkin and Alle
ghany railroad, and C. C. McDonald,
a prominent stock and bond dealer,
engaged in a fist fight on the streets
of Raleigh one day last week and had
to be separated by friends. The trou
ble arose from criticisms published by
Mr. McDonald concerning Chairman
Mills, and another member of the
board of county commissioners be
cause of alleged improper conduct in
the sale of county bonds.
Frederick W. Seward, assistant sec
retary of state in the cabinets of
Presidents Lincoln, Johnson, and
Hayes, and son of late Secretary of
State William H. Seward, died in Mon
trose, N. Y., last Sunday, in the 85th
year of his age. Mr. Seward figured
in some of the most stirring incidents
of the country's history about the
close of the Civil War, being attacked
at the bedside of his sick father by
Payne, one of the accomplices of John
Wilkes Booth, and severely injured.
. The dead body of John Weatherly
was found in his home a few miles
east of Greensboro last Saturday. Mr.
Weatherly had not been seen since
Thursday preceding, and it is supposed
he had died a day or two before from
natural causes when discovered. The
deceased wac 65 years of age, and is
survived by three sons: W. M. and R.
M. Weatherly, of Greensboro; John
Weatherly, of Washington; and four
daughters; Mesdames J. M. Phipps
George Hackett, C. O. Reynolds, and
George Forsyth, and four half broth
ers: J. A., 3. P., J. L., and Frank Allied.
FATAL AUTO ACCIDENT
MR. A. M. ELLISON DIES FROM
INJURIES MR. ALLRED HAS
COLLAR BONE BROKEN, BUT
IS EXPECTED TO RECOVER.
Mr. Alfred M. Ellison, who lived a
few miles from Staley in the eastern
part of this county, was fatally in
jured; and Mr. Chauncey All red, of
Liberty, suffered a broken collar bone,
when Mr. Ellison's automobile ran into
an embankment and turned turtle six
mile3 south of Greensboro last Satur
day afternoon. The steering wheel
struck Mr. Ellison in the chest, crush
ing the bone and badly bruising his
body. Both men were taken to St.
Leo's Hospital, an automobile curry
ing a physicien having been hurried
from Greensboro to the scene of the
accident, and all assistance possiMe
rendered. Mr. Ellison, however, died
Sunday morning from his injuries.
Mr. Allred, who is a son of Sam All
red, who formerly lived in Asheboro
township, is expected to recover.
Mr. Ellison was 65 years of rge,
and is survived by one son, A. M. Elli
son, Jr., of Montgomery Ala., and one
sister, Mrs. Minnie Hackney, oC Dur
ham. The burial was at Patterson's Grove
Tuesday. The deceased was a well
known school teacher, having taught
the school te Patterson's Grove the
The public schools of Durham cutn
ty held their first annual commenc-!-mar.t
Forest fires have been raging in the
vicinity of Black Mountain for several
Secretary Redfield estimates that
American exports for the current fie
cal year will reach $2,750,000,000.
Five hundred pints of corn whiskey
were seized at the Atlantic Coast Line
depot in Wilmington, last Thursday
under the search and seizure law
Jamestown township, Guilford
county, has voted Jfl.VOOO lnI? to re'
build the school hcust rec'ntly burn
Prof. J. M. Moore, of Beaufort, S. C,
has been elected president of States
vill Female College, to succeed Dr.
A. Scott, resigned.
The annual convention of the North
Carolina Christian Endeavor Union
will meet this year in Wilmington
The Westinghouse Air Brake Co.&t
Pittsburgh, Pa., ha received an order
from the Russian government for 17,'
500 airbrakes, worth about a million
Five defendants were convicted of
blockading in the United States diS'
trict court at Sta'.osville, last week,
and sentenced by Judge Boyd to the
Federal penitentiary at Atlanta,
The Corporation Commission has
ordered the Forsyth Bank and Trust
Co., of Kernesville, closed on account
of irregularities in bookkeeping and
Virgil A. Scott, a well known citi
zen of Guilford county, who maved to
Houston, Texas, a month ago, died in
his new home last Thursday morning,
and 'he body was brought back for
John Bunny, the famrus moving
picture comedian, whoso antics have
made millions laugh, died a': his home
in Brooklyn, last 'Monday, after suffer
ing from a complication f diseases
for three weeks.
Mrs. Hattie Ponder, of Spartanburg,
county. South Carolina, has been fined
150 for an assault on Miss Nannie
Huckabee, a young school teacher,
who had whipped Mrs. Ponder's small
Harry K. Thaw's sanity is to be de
termined by a jury. Supreme Court
Justice Hendricks, of New York, has
granted the application for a jury
trial made by Thaw's lawyers on a
writ of habeas corpus.
The report- comes from Vera Cruz
that Phillip E. McCleary, rn Ameri
can newspaper man, has bee.", impris
oned and sentenced to be shot by Car
ranza authorities for having sent out
uncenscred news dispatche?.
Ed. Walker and Jeff Dorsett, two
negroes, are to De inea in uumuru
Superior Court this week for the mur
der of Mr. John Swaim, which occur
red on the night of January 20, on the
Pleasant Garden road, and aroused
no little feling at the time.
. Mr. Will Smith and Miss Lula Fos
ter were united in marriage at the
home of the bride's parents a mile
south of town, on Wednesday night
of last week. The ceremony was per
formed by Rev. J. E. Thompson, of
Asheboro, and was witnessed only by
relatives and intimate friends of the
Mr. Smith is a Eon of the late Al
bert Smith and Mrs. Cornelia
Smith, of Asheboro township, and has
been for several years one of Ran
dolph county's well-known school
teachers; his bride is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Foster, and is
a young lady of attractive equalities.
Immediately after the ceremony,
Mr. and Mrs. Smith left for Randle
man, where they will make their home
and will be the managers of the Ran
dolph hotel there.
Mr. John Wiley Ritter, of near Mof
fitt; and Miss Candies Garner, of
Spies, Route; were married at the
home of the bride's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. L. O. Garner, on April 11th. The
ceremony was performed by Mr. Hen
rv Scott. Justice of the Peace.
Mr. and Mrs. Ritter wilt make their
home near Spokane, where Mr. Ritter
will engage in farmir-g.
Mr. R. L. Riser and Mi3s Dottie
Hayes, cf Kanoy, were married at the
home of the groom's parents, oi
ADril 11. the ceremony being perform
ed by Mr. G. F. Gatlin, Justice of the
Peace. After the worfls had been
spoken that made the young couple
man and wife, all were invited to the
dining room, where a bountiful din
ner was served; and later in the day,
the bride and groom drove to the
home of Mrs. Riser's parents for a
short visit before returning to their
future home in the same neighbor
Mr. Riser is a young farmer, the
son of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Riser;
while Mrs. Riser is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Hayes.
A auiet home wedding was solemn
ized at the residence of Mr. and Mrs,
J. T. F. Beck, at Kanoy, on April 22
whpn their daughter. Miss Grace
Beck, became the bride of Mr. W. G.
Leach, of Erect. Mr. G. F. Gatlin,
Justice of the Peace, officiated, with
onlv immediate relatives and friends
nf th two families present. After
the ceremony, a bountiful wedding
RunDcr was served to all present.
Mr. and Mrs. Leach will make their
home near Erect, where the groom,
who is a son of Mr. and Mrs. E. B,
Leach, is engaged in farming.
In the Field Day exercises at the
State Normal College, .Greensboro
last Friday, the Junior class received
the silver cup for winning the great
est number of the day's events.
Robert F. Rackley, a traveling man,
of Greensboro, was walking in his
sleep last Sunday morning about four
o'clock, and stepped through the win
dow of his room falling from the
fourth floor of the Guilford Hotel to
the roof over the office and lobby be
low, and suffering two broken bones
in one arm.
Fourteen persons drowned, two hun
dred houses washed away, and prop
erty damaged to the amount of half
a million dollar, are Jhe results of a
flood that swept down Shoal and Wall
er Creeks on the outskirts of Austin,
Texas, last Thursday. Ten inches of
rain fell in two hours and twenty
bridges were washed away.
A deed for nine acres of land in
the heart of Greensboro filed last
week had $152 worth of revenue
stamps on it The deed was made
by E. P. Wharton for the considers-
tion of $151,600 from the Georgia
Industrial Realty Co., of Atlanta, and
the nroDertv will be used by the
Southern Railway for a huge freight
station and tracks.
Mr. A. L. Barkr, owner of the Vir
ginia cotton mills, at Swcpsonvillc, has
has made a proposition to donate $5,
000 if Alamance county will do the
rest for the construction of a road
from Graham to Swepsonville, a dis
tance of about three and a half miles,
the road to be of tho same material
and construction as the streets of Gra
ham. It is estimated such a road
would cost from $18,000 to $20,000.
Alamance Gleaner. .
YOUNG PEOPLE MEET
YOUNG PEOPLE'S CONVENTION
MET AT THOMASVILLE LAST
The first annual Young People's
convention of the North Carolina con
ference, Methodist Protestant church,
convened in Thomasville last Friday.
The opening session was presided
over by Rev. A. G. Dixon, of High
Point, and several five-minute talks
The evening session was presided
over by R. M. Andrews, at which time
two interesting addresses were de
livered. One by Rev. S. M. Taylor
and the other by Rev. T. M. Johnson,
At the Saturday morning's session
Rev. A. G. Dixon and Prof. T. C.
Amick delivered addresses. Also Miss
Hattie Harris read a paper on "The
Development of the Young Christians.
The outstanding feature of the after
noon session was the entertainment
by the children from M. P. Orphan
Home at High Point. Saturday night
Rev. H. L. Feeman, of Maryland, will
Rev. H. L. Feeman, of Maryland de
livered an address, "I Serve."
The convention sermon was preach
ed Sunday morning at 11 o'clock by
Rev. T. H. Lewis, D. D., president
of Western Maryland University.
: This convention is the result of
resolution passed by the last annual
conference of the Methodist Protest
ant church held in Asheville last fall.
Rev. J. E. Pritchard, pastor of the
Thomasville church, was largely in'
strumental in securing the passage
of the resolution which authorized the
holding of this convention. Mr. Pritch
ard, who is a Randolph boy, was also
madu chairman of the committee that
selected the place for the first con
vention to be held, as well rs being
chairman of the program committee,
CANNING CLUBS IN RANDOLPH
State Field Agent Here Last Week
Two Districts in This County
Mrs. White and Miss Neece, the
Miss Margaret Scott, State field
agent of the canning club work, Ral
eigh, w&s in Asheboro last Friday or
ganizing the work in this county.
Randolph county has two canning
club districts, one in the Ramscur
section, of which Mrs. W. P. White
is the agent. The ether is in the Frov-
idence region, with Miss Estelle Neece
as agent. The U. S. Department of
Agriculture pays part of the expen
ses of the work and the county pays
part. Up to the present, thirty-five
or forty girls have enrolled in the can
ning clubs of Randolph, and it is to
be hoped many others will enroll,
The clubs this year are open, not only
to the girls but also to their mothers
and other elder women.
Last year Miss Neece conducted
clubs in Providence township, and 5,
000 cans of tomatoes were put up and
a profit of $400 realized. This year,
she will have charge of clubs at ProV'
idence, Julian and Plainfield.
Miss Scott will be in Randolph again
Thursday and Friday of this week,
She and Mrs. White will meet the la
dies of Parks' Cross Roads, Center,
and Pleasant Ridge to organize clubs.
It is to be hoped that large numbers
of women and girls will enroll in the
clubs, as this is an opportunity for
improvement in many lines. The work
gives the women of the rural com
munities an opportunity for learning
better methods of canning fruit for
themselves, it brings them into pleas
ant social intercourse, and last, but by
no means least, affords an excellent
means of earning pin money.
LATE WAR NEWS
The greatest battle of the war is
said to be in progress on the plains
around Ypres. The battle began with
an attack by the Germans on the Al
A German fleet is reported to be
headed for the Atlantic coast of Cana
da to bombard important cities and
Commander Theirfelder, of the Ger
man raider Kron Prinz Wilhelm, which
arrived at Newport News, a few days
after the Prins Eitel interned, an
nounces that he will intern his ship,
also. He claims that sickness of 60
men on board with inability to get
others to take their places on neutral
soil is the principal reason for intern
ment. Mr. Henry B. Adams, one of the
most prominent lawyers in his, part of
the State, died at his home in Mon
roe, last Tuesday, aged 65 years.
WELL KNOWN RANDLEMAN LA
DY PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY
Randleman, April 28. Our town
was saddened this morning by the
news of the death, yesterday at 7 p.
of Mrs. Christenberry, wife of
Rev. G. H. Cristenberry, pastor of St.
Paul and Naomi Falls M. E. churches.
Mrs. Christenberry had been in de
clining health for several months
past. Some weeks ago she was car
ried away for treatment, with the
fond hope that the change, new en
vironments, and special medical at
tention would restore her.
On last Saturday her condition
grew worse and Mr. Christenberry
hurried at once to her bedside; the
two sons going Monday morning.
Mrs. Christenberry was born Jan
uary 22, 1874. Before marriage was
Miss Mattie Jordan, of Huntersville,
N. C. She is survived by her hus
band and two sons, Lisler and Chas.
Her mother is still living at the old
home at Huntersville, to which place
Mrs. Christenberry's body has been
taken for burial.
Since coming to our town, in the
fall of 1913, Mrs. Christenberry, by
her lovable disposition and noble
traits of character, had endeared her
self to all who knew her.
When condition of health permitted,
she actively identified herself with all
movements for good in our town;
loved the Sunday school and was a
faithful worker in this and the Ladies
Aid Society. She was also vice-president
of the Woman's Betterment as
sociation. She was a splendid type of Chris
tian womanhood. Her passing has
taken from the home a devoted wife
and mother, and from our town and
community a greatly beloved woman.
SUPT. TEAGUE RESIGNS
Mr. C. E. Teague, whs-has been the
popular and efficient superintendent
of the local graded jfschool for the
past year, has tendered his resigna
tion to become effective with the preS'
ent term of school. It is with much
regret that Asheboro loses Mr. Teague
as the school this year has been one
of the most successful in the history
of the town.
The retiring superintendent will lo
cate in Lee county for the practice
of law, having been sworn in as a
lawyer at the last term of Randolph
Superior court. Two of Mr. Teague's
brothers are also lawyers.
MAYOR OF SANFORD COMMITS
Mayor T. L. Bass, of Sanford, killed
himself by shooting with a rifle
throug the heart, while alone in the
front room of his residence last Mon
day afternoon. A note was found in
his coat pocket, stating that contin
ued bad health was the reason for his
determination to end all.
Mayor Bass was a candidate for re
election, and spent most of the day
Monday till within about an hour of
his rash act, in soliciting support for
the coming primary, and was heard
frequently to express himself as confi
dent of success.
Mayor Bass was serving his fourth
term as mayor of Sanford. For 18
years he held the position of agent, for
the old C. F. and Y. V. Railroad and
the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad at
that place. Mr. Bass was a promi
nent Mason and Odd Fellow, and was
a member of the board of stewards of
Steele Street Methodist church.
There survive him, his wife, four
sons and a daughter. They are: Mrs.
Mrs. Caroline Bass, of Sanford, Capt.
Ira T. Bass, of Atlanta; Messrs. Otis
and Addis Bess, of Greenville, S. C;
E. C. Bass, of Sanford, and Mrs. Vir-
gie Warren, of Dunn.
V1KGINIA LOSES TO JOHNS
In the Johns Hopkins-Virginia-Car
olina triangular debate at Chapel Hill,
last Saturday, on the question, "Re
solved that the Policy of Colonial Ex
pansion is Desirable for the Modern
State," Virginia lost to the negative
by a vote, of two to three. Mr. Clif
ford Cox, an Asheboro boy, was one
of Virginia's representatives.
The judges were Dr. Charles Lee
Raper, Dr. George Howe, Dr. Archi
bald Henderson, Prof. Lucius McGee,
Mr. W. S. Bernard, with President E.
K. Graham, of Carolina, as the pre-
siding officer. ; . , .
MADE PRESIDENT OF UNIVERSI
TY OF NORTH CAROLINA WITH
Dr. Edward Kidder Graham was in
augurated tenth president of the
University of North Carolina, at
Chapel Hill, Wednesday of last week,
with imposing ceremonies. Fifty
college presidents, numbers of State
officials, and many other distinguished
visitors were present.
Governor Craig presided and in
brief words presented the various vis
itors who spoke before the inaugural
address of the president. Among
these speakers were: Dr. Frank J.
Goodwin, President of Johns Hopkins
Umversity; Dr. Edwin A. Alderman,
and Dr. Francis P. Venablc, former
presidents of the University. Chief
Justice Walter Clark administered the
oath of office; after which, followed
congratulatory speeches from Dr.
George H. Denny, of the University
of Alabama; Dr. W. J. Marlin, of
Davidson College; State Superintend
ent J. Y. Joyner, for the whole State;
Mr. George Stephens, of the class of
1896, for the alumni; Mr. Thomas C.
Boushall, of Raleigh, for the class of
1915; tnd Dean McGeehee, of the Law
School, for the faculty.
From the inaugural ceremonies the
alumni went to Swain Hall where 600
former students and perhaps a score
of women were served. Secretary
Josephus Daniels presided as toast
master and 62 of tho University's
young men volunteered as waiters.
They performed this function in such
style as to get an ovation when Mr.
Daniels referred to it.
Accommodating Man A Hog
(From The Davidsonian.) .
Mr. Joseph Everhart, of the Hanes
section, who died last week was one
of the most accommodating men that
has ever lived in Davidson county.
It is said that on hot summer days
he would meet his friends at the pub
lic road in front of his house with a
cold drink of water. For a number
of years the rural free delivery car
rier stopped at his house to water his
horse. On rainy and cold days Mr.
Everhart was at the roadside with a
bucket of water so that the carrier
would not have to get his feet cold or
wet. i i ;
E. M. Michael, the man who madV
the largest yield raising wheat last
year has come out with a hog story
that can't be beat, and he says his
figures can be proven. Mr. Michael
gives the following facts about his
neighbor, Mr. J. W. Massey's hogs:
A Poland China sow three and one
half years old has had five litters of
pigs, numbering 68. These pigs were
sold at an average of $4, or a total
sum of $272. Hogs, as well as wehat
do well in this neighborhood. .
DEATH OF MISS LUTHER
Miss Mary Elizabeth Luther died
at her home, Eleazer, last Friday, and
was laid to rest in the cemetery of
Eleazer Methodist church at two
o'clock on Saturday. The funeral ser
vices were conducted by the pastor.
Rev. Mr. Williams.
Miss Luther was 63 years of age.
For the past eight or ten years, she
had been partially crippled and una
ble to get about much; and for three
or four months, had been confined to
her room. The deceased was a daugh
ter of Jacob and Mary Luther, both
of whom have been dead for several
years. One brother, Mr. W. H. Luth
er, of Eleazer, survives, nd two
brothers and oi.e sister ptused away
years ago. Miss Luther was an es
timable woman, who is mourned for
by many friends.
FIRE AT COLERIDGE
The Enterprise Manufacturing Com
pany, at Coleridge, came near having
a serious fire last Monday, but prompt
efforts of the company's fire fighting
department stopped the blaze before
extensixe damage was done. As it
was, five or six bales of cotton on the
platform in front of the buildings
were practically ruined, though not
entirely burned up. The fire was very
near the "Lapper" house, and if it
had gotten inside before being stopped
the loss would probably have been
The flames are supposed to have
originated from a match carelessly
thrown down by a child, who did not .
realize tho danger" until th
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