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Asheboro, N. C, Thursday, December 2, 1915
4? No. 50
CONTEST IS OYER AND CANDIDATES ARE PLEASED
VOTE WAS COUNTED WEDNESDAY MORNING AND THE WINNERS
OP THE PRIZES ANNOUNCED CANDIDATES ARE PLEASED
WITH PRIZES WON NO SUCH CONTEST EVER CONDUCTED BY
V WEEKLY NEWSPAPER IN THIS SECTION OF THE STATE.
The Courier subscription contest
which was inaugurated August 1 clos
ed Tuesday night at 10:00 o'clock and
the votes were counted Wednesday
morning and tho winners of the prizes
announced. The contest was a splen
did success and The Courier appreci
ates the work done by the contest
ants and the assistance the people of
the county gave them in order to help
them win the useful and attractive
The automobile was awarded to Mm.
J. B. Bobbins who had a total of 9,
160,460 votes; the York piano to Miss
Hannah Johnson, 7,657,300 votes; the
suite of furniture to Mr. R. J. Pierce,
5,451,483 votes; the Carolina buggy
to Miss Hfise Grimes, 4,594,050 votes;
he higli gade cooking range to Miss
Hester Stuart, 2,387,025 votes.
After the five grand prizes were
awarded those standing next highest
in each of the three districts were
awarded the district prises, the Free
sewing machine, Mrs. Lee Reams, 1,
276,050 votes, was awarded the prize
for ilistriet number 1; Mr. H. B. Buie,
1,647,744 votes, the prize for district
number 2; Miss Nora Baldwin, 943,
875, the prize for district number 3.
Prizes ix proportion to the amount
of work dame in the contest will be giv
en to the contestants who did not
share in the larger prizes.
The contest has been fair in every
particular and the contestants are
pleased wish the prizes awarded.
First Grand Prize Won by Mrs. J.
Second Crawl Prize Won by Miss
DR. J. S. HOLMES LECTURES
Dr. J. S. Holmes, State Forester,
spoke ia the graded school auditori
um Friday night. Ninety-six slides
were show, splendid pictures of for
estry aad depicting the dangers threat
ening the forestry of the country.
He said that planting trees was cora
mendabto but that protecting the for
ests and good seed trees was far more
import. He spoke in high terms
of the interest shown by the schools
is forestry en Arbor day.
Mr. Holmes' lecture here was the
encoad three given in the county,
The first lecture was given at Trinity
Thursday night and the third at Ran
(Urmae, Friday night. There was an
exoofleet attendance at the three plac
es and the lectures wore thoroughly
A NKW PASTOR
Rot. J. Mclvor Wicker, the new pas-
t9r e Presbyterian church and his
famiy arrived Tuesday and are now
nowe ia the manse, comer Worth
and Main streets.
The congregation is especially for
tunate in having secured Mr. Wicker
to serve them. Mr. Wicker is a native
Aorth Carolinian and received his ed
ucation at Bingham School, Mebane,
'ater taking his degree at Princeton
University and was for a number of
Jeara pastor of a church in Philadel
Five years ago fle returned to this
pW.e and a nce had charge of St.
"wis, a large country church ia Rob
Mr. Wicker will add force to the al
ready strong ministerial body in our
-.i. aa we Bespeak for him a
Welcome and It.. .
ul ,. . w . w-vywavum 111 i
" rr moral op buiMin of
The first of the year is here. The
harvests of corn and wheat ?.re the
largest ever known. Cotton is 12
cents and more per pound, and the
25,000,000 people who are effected by
the rise in price of cotton are happy
and prosperous. The local effects of
the war have been avoided by the
wisdom of our great chieftain, Presi
dent Wilson. Germany has been com
pelled to stand up end take notice, and
England is going through the same
experience, and white sails of com
merce are again on old ocean, and
peace and plenty rule within all our
During the latter part of last year
and the early part of this year The
Courier did not trouble its subscribers
by insisting on paying. Now the sea
son of prosperity is at hand and our
subscribers are asked to make remit
tances for not only for any arreages,
but for also by paying in advance.
Owing to conditions The Courier has
incurred much expense to accommo
date subscribers by tiding them over
the period from last fall until now.
The paper has made its regular vis
its to their homes, just as in more
prosperous times, without annoying
the subscribers unduly, but flush times
are here now, and we are not only
asking payment, but insisting on it.
Not only much expense has been in
curred, but considerable money has
been obtained from other sources to
help our subscribers in tiding them
over the low-priced period of cotton.
To continue sending so many pr.pers
in this way for many months was a
considerable tax on the paper's
financial resources. Blank newspaper,
labor, power, and all the other
different things that enter into
the makeup or a newspaper are
always cash to the publisher are must
bo paid by him in "hard times" us well
as in good times, and in times like the
past eight or nine months have been
it begins to look like "all going out
and nothing coming in."
The money season is heie. Farm
ers are turning the products of their
farms into money, and it is to be
hoped that all will remember to pay
The Courier promptly. The cost of
publishing a newspr.per the size of
The Courier is considerable, and unless
collections are made promptly,
penses cp.nnot be met.
The amount each one owes us
small, but it is an honest debt, and
there are more than fifteen hundred
suoscnoers wno are carried on our
books, and the amount in the aggre
gate is considerable.
The people of this coction are, as a
rule, he nest and prompt, and have as
ruie neen good cnougn to pay up
promptly, and many of them in ad
vance, and we do r ot .believe they are
going to disappoint us this fall.
All are expected to call and settle or
remit by moil.
Mr. T. J. Hoover and Miss Dora
Neighbors were married at the M. E.
parsonage Sunday afternoon, Rev. J
E. Thompson oficiating.
The bride is a most estimabele la
dy, the daughter of Mr. J. A. Neigh
bors, a prosperous farmer of the coun
ty, residing on the Randleman road a
few miles north cf Asheboro. Mr.
Hoover is one of Asheboro's loading
business men, a member of the firm
of Hoover & McCain. Mr. and Mrs.
Hoover will make their home in Ashe
CELEBRATES 65TH BIRTHDAY
Postmaster R. R. Rose celebrated
his 65th birthday Tuesday.. All the
members of the family were present
except Mr. Charles Ross and family
who were absent on account of urgent
business elsewhere. A nice dinner was
served at 4 o'clock and the evening
was spent quietly and pleasantry.
Mr. Ross has six children and thir
teen grandchildren, all of whom re
side hi Asheboro except Mr. Charles
Ross and family who live at Lilling
ton, and Mr. George Ross at Jackson
The North Carolina M. E. confer-
eace convened at Wilmington
day with bishop T. C. KDro presiding.
GENERAL NEWS ITEMS
ITEMS OF LIVE NEWS GATHER
ED FROM OUR EXCHANGES
AND CONDENSED IN BRIEF
FORM FOR BUSY READERS.
J. A. Galloway, deputy collector of
internal revenue, was fatally shot, and
Luther Owen was wounded shortly
after midnight Saturday night, when
they were ambushed in Jackson coun
ty near Wolf mountain, after a success
ful raid, in which two illicit distiller
ies were destroyed.
A moonlight school for the State
prison is being planned by prison work
ers in Raleigh and Governor Craig ha
given it his encouragement.
W. P. Stacey, a young attorney of
Wilmington, has been appointed judge
of the eighth judicial district to suc
ceed Judge Rountree, resigned.
The jury trying Thomas E. Watson,
the Thomson, Ga., editor, charged with
sending obscene "matter through the
mails, has been unable to agree on a
Ed Walker and Jeff Dorset lost
their appeal before the Supreme Court
last week. They aro in Guilford coun
ty jail under death sentence for the
murder of John Swaim and must go
to the electric chair unless the Gov
Thirty workmen were killed and
seven fatally injured Tuesday in an
explosion of black powder a the Du
Pont mills in Wilmington, Del. The
cause of the blast is not known.
Henry Ford, the Detroit automobile
manufacturer, has announced that he
will take a peace party to Europe in
an effort to end the war. Mr. Ford
will invite leading American pacific'
ists to join the expedition which will
start Dec 4.
France has called to the colors the
class of 1917 comprising 400,000
young men between the ages of 18
and 19 years. Normally they would
have entered service in 1917.
The State Sunday school association
held a most successful meeting at Sal
isbury last week. An interesting pro
pram was rendered. Gilbert T. Ste
phenson, of Winston-Salem, was elect'
One hundred and eighty high schools
in the State have signified their in-
tention of participating in the debates
conducted by the High School Debat
ing Union next spring.
Indictments were drawn at Salis
bury Monday against A. Tankersley,
engineer, and Arthur Kelly, negro fire
man, of the Southern New York- New
Orleans limited train, and Clyde H.
Wilson, flagman on a special train,
charging manslaughter as a result of
a collision last Wednesday night re
suiting in the death of two persons
and the injury of 22 others.
Hunt & Hunt, New York architects,
have submitted designs to Mrs. George
Vanderbilt for a memorial altar to the
late George W. Vanderbilt, to ho
erected in All Soul's church, Biltmore,
which he built and supported during
his life time. The altar is to be huilt
of oak grown en tho Biltmore estate
and the altar will be done in the arts
and erafts s.op maintained an the es-
HA YWOBTH-FA RLOW
Mr. Cus W. Hayworth and Miss Be-
atrioe Farlew were married Tuesday
morning at eleven o'clock at the home
of the bride's parents near Flint Hill,
Bcv. J. E. Thompson officiating. The
wedding was a quiet home affair and
only a few near relatives and friends
The bride is the accomplished and
popular daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Themes Farlow, of Back Creok town
ship. Mr. Hay worth is a son of ex
sheriff S. L. Hayworth and holds a
responsible position with the Ashe
boro Motor Car Company. He is an
excellent young business man with a
Following the ceremony Mr. and
Mrs. Hayworth eatne to Asheboro
where they will make their future
A 45 POUND PUMPKIN.
I saw ia The Courier that Mr. Cra
ven raised a pumpkin that weighed 85
pounds, and asked whe could beat it.
Mr. W. H. Bonkemeyer raised a pump
Ida that weighed 46 pounds. Who can
beat that? He raised one last year
that weighed 65 pounds.
BIG PROBLEMS FACE SIXTY-
FOURTH CONGRESS THREE
LARGE QUESTIONS OF REVE
NUE K1TCHIN OPPOSES THE
Washington, Nov. 30 No Congress
has faced conditions such as will be
faced by the Sixty-fourth when it con
venes here next Monday. Nearly the
whole world is in arms and fighting
with a military strength that is unex
ampled. Problems have been created
which cr.nnot be evaded and which re
quire supreme wisdom and patience
and care for rightful disposal.
Several questions are before the
Nation which the people wouh. wish
to see settled in some fashion by Con
gress before the great campaign of
1916. They are questions that con
cern some of the most vital interests
of the people, and in which both the
Democrats and Republicans have an
unusually live interest.
These problems are additional to
the larger ones which are revenue,
preparedness and an American mer
chant marine. On these the legisla
tors must pass. They are subjects re
quiring the closest scrutiny and are
large in their nature. All along the
line there is indication now of some
division on these matters that will re
quire a lengthy consideration.
A North Carolinian ranks before
the Nation now as one of the bigg wit
figures in the Congressional delibera
tions in the person of Claude Kitchln,
leader of the majority party in the
House. Mr. Kitchin's name has gone
around the world, as for as it could
proceed through the war stricken ter
ritory, as the man who opposed the
President on the question of prepared
ness. If a decision is made on expenditure
of a certian sum for preparedness
Mr. Kitchin will render his assistance
in finding the revenues therefor, but
until such a decision is made he will
stand on his own convictions rather
than as. mejo'.uty loader against the
program. Where these revenues shall
come from is a problem that requires
the closest sort of study.
The war has brought three large
questions of revenue, preparedness
and a merchant marine to the fore in
all their significance. The imports
have been so reduced that revenue
from the tariff is of comparatively
quantity. Sugav, the tax on which
goes off after May 1, ia a source of
but a small amount of revenue us
long as the wor continues.
The subject of a merchant marine
has been forced upon the public
thought strongly because of the reali
zation that this nation is at a loss to
distribute its commerce for lack of
There are numerous internal mat
tcrs which are attracting attention
and upon which consideration is . de
manded by the Nation. The rural
credits measure, readjustment of bank
ing laws, embargo on war munitions
revision of neutrality laws to prevent
conspiracies being formed in this Na
tion to overthrow governments else
where, provisions for further protee
tion of forests and rivers arts harbors,
are a few of the more important item
which will . come forward for atten
PROSPERITY THROUGHOUT THK
Reports of business conditions from
population centers in the South indi
cates the prevalence of prosperity.
The restoration of cotton to a solid
price foundation, more diversified
crops and economy in production are
declared to be the leading factors in
the improved condition. More food'
stuffs were raised by southern farmers
than ever before and much of tho mon
ev that went elsewhere has been kept
CAOUTCHOUC OIL PREVENTS
Caoutchouc oil is said to have prov
ed efficient in preventing rust, and to
have besn adopted by the German
army. It only requires ti bt spread
with a piece of flannel ir. a very thin
layer over the metallw suifaee and
allowed to dry up. S'.'ch a coating
will afford security against ;1T atmos
pheric influences and will not shew
cracks under the microscope after a
year's standing. To remove i'., the ar
ticle is simply to be treated v.ith
caaatchoue oil again and washed after
twelve to twenty -war hears.
DISTRICT FEDERATED WOMAN'S CBS TO MEET
WOMAN'S DEPARTMENT CLUB OK
i Kit i mr.r,iiiu ur MiUEKATEO CLUBS SATURDAY SPLENDID
PROGRAMME HAS BEEN ARRANGED.
Extensive nrrn'irntinnc Iminr-
...., :,f wy mi: " imiilll a uriunuwill
Club of Asheboro to entertain the meeting of the district reciprocity and
CIVIC rl.lhs S.-iturdnv. Pmwun.toCvoL. .;u k 1 t n.:
High Point, Woman's Club.
lngton' c,ub .f .tne Twelve, Lexington Civic League Sorosis.
X, ""-- iniiiruvi-menc
Asheboro, Woman's Department Club.
vireensDoro, Euterpe, Friday Afternoon Club, Reviewers Club, Woman's Club.
Elon Colege, Elon Book Club.
Besides these clubs several unfederated clubs will be represented and
space will be given for reports from those clubs.
The meetings are open to all visitors and everybody is cordially invited to
attend. The meeting will begin at 10:00 a. m. and will continue until aboui
3:30 in order that tho vioitn mo., -l
train ..- ..j
The following programme has been arranged:
Presiding Mrs. Wm. C. Hammer, sub.
Addressofekome from Woman's Department Clubs, Asheboro, Mrs.
Address of Welcome from City, Mavor D. B. McCrary
Response, Mrs. J. T. Lowe, President Club of the Twelve, Lexington.
The General lederotion, Mrs. Al Fairbrother, Editor, Woman's Page "Every-
Th4 Statfl Fedflrntinn
Sallie Southall Cotton Loan Fund, Mrs. J. J. Farriss, Pres. Woman's Club,
Music Misses Bulla and Parrish, Asheboro.
Endowment Fund, Mrs. George W. Montcastle, Lexington, N. C.
nousenoid Economics, Mrs. Henry White, State Chrmn. Household Economics,
Luncheon to visitors and Local Club
Afternoon Session, 2 P. M.
Pirfnod7Mi9S JU'ia A Th0rnS Sub- Chrmn- Stat Civic Department. .
ThC KnhhCarlina F'ag' (Mrs') Dr-
, - - r ...... v.tiv ic(iv.
Wk ofJ Sanninff Club8' Mrs- W. P.
ThomasviUe.1' Y Communitr'
MRS. ELIZABETH CRAVEN DEAD
Mrs. Elizabeth Woodell Craven died
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.
A. Ledbetter, in Greensboro Saturday
at 6 p. m. Mrs. Craven was the wife
of Murphy Craven who died several
years r.go at Star. They resided for
a number of years m Asheboro, living
where Mrs. Mary Hall, widow of the
late A. E. Hall, now lives on Fayette
ville street. Mrs. Craven was the
mother of live children all of whom
survive here viz: Mrs. C. A. Ledbetter,
Greensboro; Mrs. Frank McNeill,
Star; Mrs. James Petty, Virginia; L.
Palmer Craven. Baltimore, and Walker
Craven whose place of residence is un
known. Deceased was about 72 years
of age. She was a sister of Allen
Woodell, of Asheboro. Remains were
brought to Asheboro Monday and in
terred in the cemetery here.
FARMERS' UNION MEETS
The Randolph branch ot the Farm-
!ers' Co-operatirn and Educati mm
Union will meet in annual session on
December 4th, 1015, at 11 o'clock a. m.
in the court house in Asheboro, N. C.
All locals aro urgently requested to
send as many delegates and members
as possible, as this is the regular time
for the election of officers for the com
ing year; and you will nerd the strong
est and beat men to guide your ship
of co-operotiou for the next year. I
wish to state that the present county
secretary will not accept a ro-election,
thinking that six years is long enough
for one man to serve.
W. I Juli A; Co. Sec.
JULIAN GROVE ITEMS
Mr. Clark Pugh and family and Mr.
Wesley Ward snent Saturday nn.J Sun
day on Asheboro Route 1.
Messrs. Vernia and Ralfm.r -rh.
have moved their saw mill near
Mr. Alburt Hauser. of Wu.4.
Salem, visited his cousin, Mm. M. E,
Mr. Mike Ward scent last wilr -mitk
his son, Mr. Gumey Ward, Climax
Mr. G. Vf. Vueh and fm5t
wrays Chapel, suent Suiidav at M
Meedames Mike Ward ni
Pugh spent Thanksrivine- with Mr
Ross Wood at Randleman.
Rev. and Mrs. O'Briant. of Raadla-
man, spent Sunday night at the home
Of Mr. W. M. Julian.
Mrs. W. M. Scarboro and Iitt1
Ernest, of WorthviHe. visited 'her sis
ter, Mi j. J. Y. Honth, Thursday.
Mrs. R. E. Spencer, who has. been
ill for some, time with typhoid' fever,
is improving slowly.
Mr. E. P. Trozdsn snent Mondav in
ASHEBORO TO ENTERTAIN DIS
U.. iir . r . i
iuo, mesciay Aitemoon Book Club,
mim w get on me miernoou
chrmn., State Reciprocity.
Members at 1 P. M. in School Building.
Gla8Cock. Greensboro Woman's Club,
Part Educational Revival, Miss"
nurnuns IslUD, ill fir n fomt.
Mrs- w- . Peace, Civic League,
Mr. A. B. Maron leaves today, Tues
day, for Pinehurst, where he has a
position as pharmacist. Mr. Macon
recently paused the examination be
fore the State Board of Pharmacists.
His friends at Farmer congratulate
him and wish him success.
Farmer young folks who were at
home for the Thanksgiving holidays
have- returned to their schools: Mis
Cummin Xante to Denton, Miss Mary
Homey to Gibson school, Miss Doro
thy Hubbard to Millboro, Miss Kate
Doi sett to Lexington, Miss Alma Las
siter to Why Not, Miss Maud Lassi
ter to Guilford College, Miss Betty
Bingham to Pleasant Hill and Conrad
Horney to Caraway.
Mr. Walter Newby and Miss Annie
Cranford were married one day last
week in Maryland. This was a runa
way match, the bride being too young
to bo legally married in North Caro
lina without the consent of he par
ents. The couple left Farmer on the
nijrht of the 22nd, going by automo
bile to Greensboro, and thence by rail
to Maryland. Tbey spent a short time
in Washington, visiting Mr. D. S.
Hoover, a cousin of the groom, return
ing to Farmer on Saturday.
Rirhard McDaniel, the little son ef
Mrs. Fannie McDaniel, who was right
sick last week, is again in schooL
The Quarterly meeting of Friends
at Science Hill last Saturday snd Sun
day was well atti-nded. Rev. Joseph
Peole, of Guilford College, on Satur
day morning, made an elonunnt
to Friends that they should not forget
wwur peace principles, but stand soli
against the movement to increase our
armament. Rer. Walter White, of
High Point, preached an excellent
mon, on Sunday morning.
HONOR ROLL FRANK I.Ivn i u
Sth Gr.,.ie: Lindsay Luthor. Art,
mas Winninirham. Fletrh
;. Kw rawi GaiTiton, Thelma Staele, Kate
marioy, Kathsnea Buie, Erma Cox,
Isabel C.-aven, Sula Pytersoa. Ruu
Parks, Wjltir Denxm, P;ul Roush.
7th Grace: Lacy Buie, Peart But
ler, OUie Ffentnst.. Pauline Fiiaier,
David Hollady, Clemroe Oox.
6th grade: RoeJIa Alfred, WMliara
Cheek, Ry Tippetv.
6th Grade: M.-rtk Hiu'b. t-
Ellison, Mary Williams, Chare;: Buie,
4th Grade: Gleonr. Grosi rhnriu
duvmt, urarence C.ieek. Kitti
3rd Giade: Edna Deasan.
2nd Grata: Lucile Booth.
1st Giado: Marsrarct Buie. Thnlmm
Thomas Martfiret Jr.c, Lindley At-,
red, Cliarlene Crimea, ,
D. It. WKATHELY, Ptjp,