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Ashe6oro, N. C, Thursday, December 9. 1915
DISTRICT MEETING FEDERATED CLUBS GREAT SUCCESS
DISTRICT MEETING WOMAN'S F EDERATED CLUB LAST SATUR
DAY GREAT SUCCESS HIGH POINT, LEXINGTON, GREENS
BORO, THOMASVILLE, JAMESTOWN, ARCHDALE, RANDLEMTN
AND RAMSEUR SEND DELEGATES.
On lust Saturday the Woman's De
partment Club of Asheboro was host
ess to a Reciprocity civic meeting to
the clubs in this, the third district
Federated Clubs. Invitations were al
so extended to the various unfederat
ed clubs in Randolph, Guilford and
Davidson counties to this invitation
four clubs responded.
The ladies were met at trains by a
reception committee and taken to the
school building; where a splendid pro
gram occupied the entire time be
tween trains. The addresses of wel
come were extended by Mrs. C. L.
Whitaker from Woman's club and May
or D. B. McCrary from citizens of
town. Mrs. J. T. Lowe, of the club of
Twelve, Lexington, responded in a
most happy manner.
' Mrs. Al Fairbrother, editor woman's
page, Everything, gave a short ac
count of the work of the Greensboro
Federation clubs, and also told of the
Mrs. J. J. Farriss, president Wom
an's club High Point, then told of the
State organization and outlined the
entire work thousands of women
were doing. She also spoke of the
Saltie Southall Cotton loan fund and
educational fund started to aid poor
irirls in getting an education. Mrs
Farriss spoke enthusiastically of the
coming Federation which will meet in
High Point in May. The report from
the High Point club was very full,
giving excellent reports of moonlight
schools, work of the health officer, a
woman, of home economical depart
ment and of undertaking the estab
lishment of a library. Mrs. Andrews,
of the Civic League, Legington, told
of the endowment fund which is being
raised in the State Federation and
which has amounted to $1,500 which
is well invested. The reports of all
the clubs showed splendid work along
M lines, music literation, more eco
nomics and civic work. Thomasville
Civic' Tagu'e 'had1 gone Wiead of the
others in that they had succeeded in
getting Southern railway to make im
nmvfiinentR aloner track. They are
also aiding in moonlight school work
Lexington clubs had established a rest
room for country women one means
of raising money given was selling
sandwiches and coffee on street on
circus day also frying "wee eels" right
from store on street. Greensboro sent
down a good delegation. They are do
ing work along all lines. Their moon
light school is reaching many of the
factory people plans were given for
their community Christmas tree.
The Archdale club seems to be incor
porating work along every line under
its wings. The pastor's sarary is ar
ranged, the town cleaned tip and
everything else by these progressive
Jamestown sent two delegates who
were wide awake end who told of the
part the women had taken in build
ing the school house which was de
stroyed by fire laEt year. Ramseur
sent Mr. and Mrs. White who told of
moonlight school work and of girls
canning clubs. Randleman i3 also do
ing splendid work principally along
civic lines. Mrs. Henry White ,gave
an excellent address on Home Eco
Rev. W. 0. Johnson is attending the
annual convention of the Baptist
church at Charlotte this week.
Mrs. C. S. Tate and Master Chas.
Jrv went to Greensboro Monday.
Mr. E. J. Steed end family and Miss
Hattie Burgess visited friends in Lib
erty last Sunday. ' .
Mr. W. E. Free of Sanford, was
home with his family last Sunday and
Col. Win. F. Foushee, of Ramseur
K. F. D. No. 2, died at the age of 91
years and 6 months, last Sunday
morning. He was the oldest citizen of
the community and was honored and
esteemed by every one who knew him.
Ho was a deputy sheriff before the
v'ar, and it was very interesting to
talk with him about those times. He
was the father o Mr. Jim Foushee,
deceased, of Staley. Hon. W. T.
Foushee, and Mrs. R. W. York. His
remains were laid to test In the cem
etery at Park's Crx Roads Tuesday.
A large number cf fine porkers have
been killed recently, John W. Perks
leading the list with a 406 plunder.
OtW gtod sees were Will Elliott,:
nomics. She classmed the different
phases of the home in her talk and
summed the whole thing up by sug
gesting conservation of time, energy,
money, food, health and dress.
Full reports from all of the class
arc to be sent to the State chairman
of the Reciprocity and Civic Depart
ments. Luncheon was served to the
local members and ell the visitors at
which time the ladies could not re
frain from "talking shop." Around ev
ery group interested members of the
Woman's club stood to hear interest
ing experiences of the various club
workers. The afternoon session was
devoted entirely to civic work and it
divulged the fact that women had
played important factors in commu
nity upbuilding. At present perhaps
no subject is receiving as much at
tention as moonlight school work.
Mrs. Joy Harris Glascock, Greensboro,
made a splendid address on the North
Carolina Flag and its btates. Mrs.
Glascock gave the history of the flag
and of the loyalty in the hearts of
North Carolinians for it.
Miss Clara Cox, High Point, made
an excellent address on the moonlight
school movement, Woman's Part in
Educational Revival, following a
round table on moonlight school work
followed, conducted by Mrs. G. T,
Cochran of the Chautauqua Circle,
Thomas-rill e, who brought out many
points helpful along this line. Mrs.
W. P. White, Ramseur. told of the
work of girls canning clubs, in this
she told of opportunity for girls to
make money for themselves. She
gave actual cost of canning and pro
fits made., Mrs. White and her hus
band are wide awake citizens of the
county and are doing much toward
bettering conditions. Mr. White has
been conducting a moonlight school at
Ramseur and is hoping to reach the
youths in this work. Mrs. W. H.
Peace, Thomasville, in a talk on "A
Civis -Club, for-;- every comm unity
outlined many reasons for the forma
tion of such a club and of the advan
tages to each community. The fol
lowing is a list of delegates for the
Woman's Club, Greensboro, Mrs.
Sternbcrger, president Woman's Club.
Miss Caesar Cone, Miss Elliott, State
Normal College, Mrs. Al Fairbrother,
Mrs. (Dr.) Glascock.
High Point Woman's Club, Mrs. J. J.
Farris, High Point; Mrs. Henry White,
Miss Clara Cox, Miss Cobb.
Legington, Club of the Twelve, Mrs.
J. T. Lowe; Civic League, Mrs. An
derson. Thomasville, Mrs. W. n. Peace,
Civic League; Chautauqua Circle,
Mrs. G. T. Cochran.
Jamestown Civic Improvement
Club, Mrs. Ramsey, Mrs. P'ascue
Archdale Community Club, Miss
Randleman Civic Betterment Club,
Mrs. R. B. Deal, Mrs. A. N. Bulla
Ramsmr Civic Club, Mr. and Mrs.
W. P. White.
.The entire day was one full of in
teresting and instructive discussions
and the Woman's Club of Asheboro
was fortunate in having representa
tives from the various dubs as their
ARRESTED OR FORGING MONEY
. Richard N. Williams, a white yonth
19 years of age, was arrested in High
Point Friday charged with forging a
money order for $50. Charles Sut-
tcnfield was arrested as an accomplice
and lodged in the Guilforrd county
jail with Williams.
It appears that about six months
ago Williams was given through mis
take a letter addressed to R. M. Wil
liams, which stated that the writer,
a brother of R. M. Williams, would
soon send his brother a $50 money
order. Richard Williams called daily
at the office and at length obtained
the money order. Suttenficld identi
fied him at the post office and helped
spend the money obtained.
458; Nurna Reynolds, 450; Walter
Burgess, 416; Tom York, 414; Will
King, 410; E. L. Cox, 414.
One of the recent marriages we
overlooked was that of Miss Loen
Wallace to Mr. Marsh Coward. These
two happy young people have the.
best wishes of mai.y friends for many
years of mairtal bliss.
CONGRESS IN SESSION
MET AT NOON MONDAY PRESI
DENT WILSON DELIVERED
MESSAGE TUESDAY CHAMP
The Sixty-Fourth Congress conven
ed at Washington at noon Monday and
both houses organized. President Wil
son delivered his message in the form
of an address to a joint session of both
Vice President Marshall was not
present on account of the illness of
Mrs. Marshall, who is in a hospital in
Indianopolis. Senator James P. Clarke
of Arkansas was re-elected president
pro tern of the Senate, he having de- .o
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feated Senator Pomerene of Ohio in
the Democratic caucus by a vote of 28
The Senate Democratic caucus aban
doned the attempt to present a cloture
rule, on account of strong objection.
It was declared to be the sense of the
caucus that revision of rules should
not be a partisan question, and that
the whole subject should be referred
to the rules committee.
There was no opposition to Champ
Clark for Speaker among the Demo
crats and he was re-elected Monday
over Mann of Illinois, Republican. In
the make-up of House committees
North Carolina members received the
following assignments: Claude Kitch-
in, chairman ways and means commit
tee; Small, rivers and harbors; Hood
the census, public buildings and
grounds, immigration and naturaliza
tion; Pou, chairman of claims and
second place on rules; Stedman, for
eign affairs and Indian affairs; Page,
$hird place on appropriations; Godwin,
chairman of reform in the civil serv
ice and a member of alcoholic liquor
traffic ami expenditures in the War
Department; Doughton, chairman of
expenditures in the Department of
Agriculture and member of education
and roads; Webb, chairman of the
RANDOLPH FARMERS MEET
The members of . .the Randolph
County Parmes' Union hold ti meet
ing in the court house here Saturday.
Various matters of interest to the far
mers off the county come up for dis
cussion. Among these were education,
farming, fertilizers, rural credits, ad
vertising, good roads, and text books.
fcome of .the locals of the county
were not well represented and there
were expressions of regret in the
meeting that more interest was not
shown and a better spirit of unity
The officers elected for the coming
year were: President, Dr. A. M. Bul
la; vice-president, O. D. Lawrence;
secretary and treasurer, W. M. Coble;
counselor, S. L. Adams; doorkeeper,
G. C. Boling; chaplain, W. E. Brown;
county organizer, J. L. Moore; execu
tive committee, A. C. Cox, J. Troy
Redding, J. M. Allen, G. L. Robbins,
Lee M. Kearns.
TO OUR READERS
Every family in this county is now
a hunscnoer to various magazines a.id
newspapers. The tct;.l amount of
money paid fer these publication
probably amounts tc several thousand
dollars annually. It is money well
spent, cf course, because we must have
something for the family to r. p.d.
But if yau can save about scve.ity-
flve per cert, of this money, and ttill
an uiu papers ami magazines you
want, it is worth considering, is it not ?
We have made arrangements where-
bywe can save this community hun
dreds 'of dollars by merely ordering
their reading matter through our of
fice. Our best offer is a club of four
magazines with your"' own paper for
only $1.18 a year.
You will find this big offer advertis
ed on another page of this paper.
Look up the advertisement and read
all about this remarkable offer. Send
us your order right in mail it, tele
phone it, or bring it to us, and we
will fix it up at once so that you can
get your magazines.
If there is anything in the adver
tisement you do not understand drop
into our office sometime and let us ex
plain all about it. It's the best club
bing offer we have ever seen, and we
are anxious to have every reader take
advantago of it.
John A. Barnes, of near Southmont,
was found in his yard with his head
practically blown away by a gunshot
late Friday afternoon. It is believed
that be teinatitted suicide.
GENERAL JEWS ITEMS
ITEMS OF LIVE NEWS GATHER
ED FROM OUR EXCHANGES
AND CONDENSED IN BRIEF
FORM FOR BUSY READERS.
Mr. W. E. Hockett, a Guilford county
man who has been manager of the
Wright hotel, in Raleigh, has gone to
Charlotte to assume management of
the Stonewall hotel.
Mr. J. W .Prevo has been chosen
to succeed S. B. Marsh as agent for
the Southern Express Company at
A mistrial was ordered in Federal
Court in Atlanta Dec. 1, in the case
Thomas E. Watson, the Thomson
(-!.. -!it- V.owl with e.lino rl.
Ga., editor, charged with sending ob
scene matter through the mail
Hawaii stands at the head in pre
parcdness. Its organized militia has
in six weeks been increased from 600
to 3,693 men,
December 4 was the list day of the
Pananu'.-Pacific Exposition which be
gan the 20th of last February.
Young David Julian, son of the late
Editor John M. Julian, of Salisbury,
has gone to Washington to be a page
in the Senate chamber
Mr. O. L. Cloud, one of Hamlet's
most prominent citizens, died Satur
day. Mr. Henry A. Odcll died Saturday
afternoon at his home on East Bragg
street, Greensboro following a long
Mr. W. M. Leak, one of the leading
citizenr of Kernersville, died Satur
day night after an illness of two weeks
Mrs. Li W. Battle, aged 69 years
died at her home in Greensboro Fri
Amos Matthews, agwl 30, a gas
fitter for the Tide Water Power Com
pany at Wilmington, was asphyxiated
by gas while at work under a residence
and was dead when found by his as
John Purser, an employee of the
Southern 'railway shops at Spencer,
was knocked under u train Friday and
received .Injuries from which he died
two hpu - later. He was 35 years
old and' leaves a wife and children.
The Panama-Pacific Exposition clos
cd at San Francisco Saturday night,
The records show that 18,871,937 per
sons attended the exposition. The at
tendance on the last day was 458,558,
Ccphus Anthony, a farmer of Jacob
Fork's township, Catawba county,
yielded an arm to a corn shredder last
A negro employee and two others
were hurt one day last week in a boil
er explosion near St. Pauls, in Robe
FACE WHITE SLAVE CHARGE
Will McCollum and Filmore Denni3,
white men and residents of Randle
man, were given a hearing before U,
S. commissioner Collins at Grcensbor
Sunday charged with the violation of
the Mann White Slave Act. The le
fendants were bound over to Federal
Court under a $2,000 bond each whicl
they could not give, thereby causing
them to be committed to jail.
The defendants were arrested Sun
oay evening by members of the
Greensboro police force, upon com
plaint of tha two women in the ca.e
Mrs. Madge Oaks and Miss Ethel Ru.
sell, of Randienian. When it was four
t'iat the men and women in th? case
had been to Danville, Va., and had re
turned to Greensboro it was discover
ed that it Was a case for the Federal
authorities. Deputy marshal Bogc
immediately arrested them under
FORD EXPEDITION SAILS FOR
nenry Ford and more than 80 mem
bers of the Ford Peace Commission
sailed from New York Saturday for
Christiana, Norway, for the purpose
of creating sentiment for a conference
of neutral nations in the hope of end
ing the European war. Just before
the tailing of the ship Mr. Ford re
ceived a message from the Norwegian
king to the effect that the party would
be courteously received in Norway.
PROF. FOUSrS HOME BURNED
The home of Prof. T. R. Foust,
county superintendent of education of
Guilford count', in Greensboro, was
burned Saturday afternoon. The ori
gin of the fire is unknown. Prof.
Fowt carried $2,000 insurance on the
house and $800 on the furniture.
RURAL CREDITS TO RECEIVE AT
TENTION AT HANDS OF CON
GRESSDEPARTMENT OF JUS
TICE SUCCESSFUL IN WORK
SHIPMENT OF MUNITIONS.
(Nixon S. Plummer.)
Washington, Dec. 8. The agitation
rural credits as a measure that
Congress should consider and adopt in
some form for the benefit of the far
mers of the Nation appears now to be
matter that will receive favorable
attention before the adjournment is
Members of both parties lock with
favor upon the general idea and pur
pose of rural credits. They have had
cause in the past to consider many
measures which have been introduced
but none of these has been sufficiently
framed to secure the approval neces
sary for passage.
The present time is regarded as one
of the most auspicious in the history
of the Nation, and certainly since the
policy first was agitated in the United
States, for some measure to be passed
W.'th large sums of money pouring
nto this country, with our trade e.
panding and offering opportunities
n.orc sweeping than have been dream
ed of, until the European war, for the
sale of our agricultural and manufac
tured products, any act of government
that will assist the great masses to
share in this new prosperity will be
egarded as presenting the splendid
opportunities to far more people than
has been customary.
The idea of rural credits is to make
money available to those farmers who
need it for development of their farms
and growth of their crops. The
money would be loaned to them on
easy terms so easy mat the money
would be in the reach! of people who
would not b; in position to take advan
tage of loans as customarily made,
lhe system would provide a basi
for the farmers who most need it to
be able to get substantially fixed
They would be given a start whether
their land was large or small, am
with reasonable yields after they have
enriched and eultivated well their soil
would be able not only to supply all
the needs of their families in the way
ot lood and clothing but be able gra
ually to have more, with economical
use of th-j funds allowed them.
The hope behind the movement is to
increase the yield of agricultural prod
ucts, which are the bulwark of the
Nation, and thus be in position to
meet any increased demands that may
come irom nations with which
commerce may be enlarged. Report:
to the Department of Commerce dur
ing the past few months indicate how
the exports of the United States of
many agricultural products have
creased by leaps and bounds.
The people of the United States will
view with a feeling of relief the sue
cesses of the Department of Justice i
running down those who have been
violating the laws f the United
btates by attacking American plant
This practice has in a very certai
way brought the European war into
Iho successes of the Department
are viewed with much favor by thofie
who had feared that Congress might
give some sharp expressions of criti
cism of the administration for failu
to protect the neutrality of this gov
ernment by allowing lawless acts
proceed by sympathizers of some
me x-uropcan nations at war. The
xeeiing is now held that the official,
ot this government have been exen-
ing due precaution bfore taking any
sicp ana tnat tncy have been eniraire
all the time in their vigilance, even
tually coming upon the parties who
nave been proven to be guilty.
it is quite likely that resolutions
may be introduced in Congress calling
-lor investigation oi the shipments
munitions of war abroad from tha
United States. The amounts of now
der, shells, guns, etc., to say nothing
of horses, wagons and provisions for
man and beast have been tremendous.
Some question has been raised as
to the interpretation of our neutrality
and the suggestion has been made
that members of Congress will desire
to have the whole matter brought to
the public attention. It will be point
ed out, unless decision is made to
withhold any attempt at investigation,
that this Nation may have been re
sponsible for prolonging the war by
providing some of the nations with the
great quantities of ammunition and
provisions they are known to have received.
COURT NEXT WEEK
COURT CONTINUED ON AC
COUNT OF DEATH OF JUDGE
LANE'S DAUGHTER FEW
CIVIL CASES NEXT WEEK.
Oa account of the death of the lit
tle daughter of Judge Lane the De
cember term of Randolph county Su
perior Court was continued until next
cek. All witnesses in civil cases
ere dismissed Monday and no wit-
esses in civil cases except uivorae
uses need come back next week.
The term which convenes Monday will
be for the trial of criminal cases and
the civil cases dealing with divorce
Jurors for the second week ef court
are expected to be here Monday.
LITTLE CHILD BURNED TO
Little Menzcll Wrenn Smith, the 19
months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
C. Smith, was burned to death
Saturday. The little child was left
alone with her four year old sister
hile the mother went a short dis
tance from the house to water a cow,
and while the mother was absent the
hild's clothing caught fire from the
fireplace. Before the mother could ex
tinguish the flames the little child was
badly burned and death followed Sat
Funeral services were conducted by
Rev. R. L. Melton from Moon's Chapel
MR. W. F. FOUSHEE PASSES
Mr. W. F. Foushee, better known as
Col. Foushee, died at the home of his
son, Mr. W. T. Foushee, one mile east
of Ramseur, Monday morning at 8
o'clock, aged 91 years and 7 months.
Mr. Foushee was one of the oltiest and
most highly respected citizens of the
county. During the Civil War he was
a colonel of the Home Guards and did
effective service in that capacity. He
is survived by his son, Mr. W. T.
Foushee. Mrs. Foushee and another
son, J. F. Foushee, preceded him sev
eral years ago. Funeral services were
conducted at Parks Cross Roads Tues
day morning and a large crowd of
friends and relatives gathered to pay
their respects to the deceased.
ROAD COMMISSIONERS MEET
The Randolph county board of road
ommissioncrs met in regular session
in the court house Tuesday, lhe
meeting was one of the busiest ever
held by the- commissioners. Accounts
were allowed for road work and peti
tions for new roads were heard.
The board ordered a survey of the
road from Pierce's Mill by Fuller's
and Thayer's Mills to the Davidson
county line. The committee repre
senting this road presented a subscrip
tion list showing that the required
amount of money had been subscrib
ed for the building of the road. . i
SENSATION IN LEXINGTON
Within the pasii - few days there
have been feu? 'deaths in Ltxington
from brief lllupss, that appears to bj
somewhat puzzling. Police-man C. W.
Wright and W. H. Raker have died
recently from a few hours of illness,,
from what appeared to b ptomaine'
poisoning. Two nero women have'
recently died in a similar manner.
John Michael, a prominent merchant,
is suffe-rinjy from the same illness.
Policeman V. 1,. Reeu has also been
ill from the same strange affliction.
A physician in attendance in at
least one c.i.e has stated all symptom
pointed strongly toward poisoning
from denatured s.leohol.
A largo quantity of wood alcohol is
reported to have been stolen from a
local manufacturing plant, and the
two negro women died ara supposed
to have drunk some of this.
Officials have been contemplating
BUSINESS OUTLOOK IS BRIGHT
Reports of business conditions
throughout the country from Federal
Reserve Bank agents, are, in the
main, favorably and show improve
ment for November, according to in
formation from these sources Just
Reports from all the district
that conditions are growing better in
all lines daily. Plans are brimr n,.
in many parts of the country for en
larging punts which are at present
working at full capacity.