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VOL. 40 Asheboro, N. C. Thursday, December 16. 1915 52
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GENERAL NEttS ITEMS
ITEMS OF LIVE NEWS GATHEU
ED FROM OUR EXCHANGES
AND CONDENSED IN BRIEF
FORM FOR BUSY READERS.
Governor Crair has named" January
14 aa the. date for the execution of
Jeff Dorsett snd Ed Walker, negroes,
under death sentence for the murder
of John Swaim, of Guilford county.
Richard S. Rose, a son bf Mrs. C.
A. Rose, of China Grove, Rowan coun
ty, died Sunday in Wilmington the re
sult, of a wound inflicted by the acci
dental discharge of a pistol in the
hands of his wife three months ago.
The Baptist State convention which
has been in session at Charlotte clos
ed Friday night.
J. C. Hurley is arranging a right of
way from Troy to Biscoe for his elec
tric light poles. He has completed his
power plant, and will soon be ready
to give Montgomery all the electric
power she needs. Montgomcrian.
The Shriners, representing North
Carolina from the mountains to the
sea, met in Charlotte Wednesday.
At the Baptist State convention in
Charlotte Wednesday Rev. Walter N.
Johnson, of Wakte Forest, was elected
According to the report of the
Statistical Secretary to the Baptist
State convention at Charlote, he num
ber of baptisms for the year was 17,-
fiOfS, a gain of 3,187 over last year,
The gain in membership, for the year
is 11,489 and there were 43 new
churches formed.' The total reported
membership is 266,088, and there are
2,136 churches on the rolls.
China lias decided to return to the
monarchal form of government
Yuan Shi Kai, the president of the
Chinese ronublic, has accepted the
throne tender ed him by the Council
Thurber Sweet, a cadet at the Vir
ginia Military Institute, died Friday
from injuries received while being
hazed by fellow students.
Guilford county leads the counties
of the State in the number of auto
mobiles having 1280 for her share.
Mecklenburg comes next with 1105.
Guilford pays j?7,3!)7 automobile tax,
which, is $651.50 more than Mecklen
Work was begun Monday in High
Point placing sidings at a large num
ber of wholesale and manufacturing
plants of the city.
Chairman McCombs of the Demo
cratic National Committee has issued
a formal call for the Democratic Na
tional Convention to meet in St. Louis
June 14, 1916.
The name of Henry Ford has been
filed as a candidate for presidential
nomination in the Nebraska Rcpubli
an primaries to be help next April,
MISS AUMAN ENTERTAINS
Miss Stella Auman delightfully en
tertained the Junior Philatheas and
Junior Baracas of the M. P. church
Saturday afternoon from three till
Piano solos were rendered by Misses
Cleta Rich, Stella and Mary Carter
Auman, Miss Ina Auman and little
sister, Margaret, gave a few vocal
selections. Later m watch contest was
given. The prize winners being
Misses Ethel Fritchard and Mary
MUSIC, ART AND DRAMA
The older our country grows, the
more leisure the young folks have to
acquire culture. They begin to under
stand music and to talk about pictures
and paintings, and to discuss the dra
ma. Children learn something about
these subjects now in the graded
schools; while they are learning how
to spell and even though they do not
Ro to high school and college they
like to be able to talk intelligently
with other educated people about such
After all, we get most of our educa
tion out of reading. The magazines
contained in the club which we are
offering with our paper contain just
such interesting and useful informa
tion. They are a liberal education in
Read the big club offer that we are
making on another page of this paper,
notice the low price, then come to cur
office and see' the "magazines. You
iU wonder hew we can do it
Do Mt negSect.tiiU offer. Send at
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ITEMS OF LOCAL INTEREST
Mips Pearl Fox, of Charlotte, is at
home for the holidays.
Miss Bera Scarboro is the guest of
friends in Greensboro this week.
Mr. Pearl Barnes of Hoffman, was
here the first of the week.
Mr.. W. F. Cross was a visitor at
Meadames J. S. Lewis and J. M.
Neely went to Greensboro Tuesday for
Mr. W. T. Ingle and daughter,. Miss
Nina, of Randleman, were visitors in
Miss Alice Ingold left Wednesday
for Danville where she will visit for
Miss Bettie Steed left Friday for
her home at Mt. Gilead after a week's
visit to Miss Harviette Hammer.
Rev. Mr Sidney Robins returned to
Kingston, Mass., after an extended
visit to relatives in Asheboro.
Miss Annie Asbury, who has been
the guest of her sister in Mebane for
some time, has returned to her home.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Newby, of Far
mer, spent the latter part of the week
with Mr. Newby's father, Mr. B. F.
Miss Sue Hoover is visiting her
brother, Mr. Claud Hoover, at Greens
boro this week.
. Miss Mabel Fox was the guest of
homefolks at Randleman Sunday.
Mr. P. M. Shepard, of Greensboro,
is the guest of the Rich families this
Miss Ina Auman is the guest of
Miss Mabel Ridge, at Greensboro this
A new coat of paint applied to the
doors of the Southern depot has made
a marked improvement in their ap
pearance. Miss Dick Rhodes, of Virginia, is in
town. She will be at the home of her
sister, Mrs. E. L. Moflitt, who is away
County Farm Demonstrator Foust
has on exhibition in his office photo
graphs of cornfields, wheatfields, and
registered stock which he has made
during his travels over, the county.
These pictures show that Randolph
has some of the finest wheat and corn
in the State and that she is not lack
ing in registered stock.
Mr. E. E. Pugh returned Friday
from Winston-Salem where he lias
been on a visit to Mr. K. U. Williard
who is in a hospital there suffering
from blood poisoning. The infection
spread from a scratch on the arm by
a wire and has developed into a se
rious case. Mr. Williard was formerly
a resident of Asheboro, the genial
manager of the Steam Pressing Club.
Rev., M. Bradshaw, formerly of
) Asheboro, but for several years a
! member of the Eastern North Caro
lina conference of the M. E. Church,
South, and who has been a presiding
elder and has been pastor of some of
the largest churches in the conference,
was assigned at the recent conference
in Wilmington, to the pastorate of
Edenton street church for the ensuing
Christmas is drawing near and our
subscribers have only a lew more,
days in which to take advantage of
our great magazine offer. Last week
The Courier mailed out notices of
subscriptions calling attention' to this
offer and it is hoped that our sub
scribers may take advantage of this
offer before the time expires. A year's
subscription to The Courier with tlie
four magazines costs only $1.1S and
they are worth many times the pike
Mr. H. Grady Miller, a member of
Henry W. Savages' "Every .Woman,"
was in Asheboro Monday the guest of
home folks. Mr. Miller has made a
distinct rise in the musical world.
He studied music under H. Blim Ow
en, of St. Mary's, Raleigh, and later
studied voice under Ellison Van Hoose.
For the past two years he has been
directing the ballet and singing the
role of "Charity" in "Everywoman."
. The meeting of the Corn Club boys
of the State at Raleigh in August is
one of the big events of the year for
the boys of the Corn Clubs of the
State. -Our farm demonstrator is put
ting forth strenuous efforts to have
Randolph well represented at this
meeting next year. The only expense
to the boys is railroad fare and board
and the instruction and pleasure of
the trip are many times worth the
cost. It is to be hoped that the Corn
Ghib boys of the county will interest
themselves in this and as many an
COURT IN SESSION
DECEMBER TERM RANDOLPH
COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT IN
SESSION SINCE YESTERDAY
MORNING ABLE CHARGE TO
GRAND JURY CASES DISPOS
The December term of Randolph
Superior Court for the trial of crimi
nal cases convened in the court house
here yesterday morning at ten o'clock
with Judge Henry P. Lane presiding.
The following were chosen as the
grand jury: I. F. Craven, foreman;
Z. S. Moffitt, H. I. Kearns, W. W. Las
sitcr, Oscar R, Yow, J. F. Aiken, J. H.
Redding, W. D. Moffitt, Robt. C." Dixon,
Everett Cox, Benson Bingham, W. C.
Birkhead, E. F. Fields, A. K. Pugh,
T. B. Parks, Joel Caveness, M. M.
Bouldin, and W. E. Davis. C. T. Luck
is officer of the grand jury.
Judge lime's charge was brief but
to the point. He stressed the necessi
ty of thorough and painstaking inves
tigation of all evidence and the im
portance of unbiased deliberation on
all matters brought to the attention
of the body. Crimes he classified un
der two distinct headings, felonies and
misdemeanors, the former involving
punishment by death or imprisonment.
Comprehensive definitions of the va
rious crimes against the State and
their classification were given. Perju
ry, which strikes at the very founda
tion of justice, received marked atten.
tion in his charge.
Among the cases disposed of Wed
nesday were: State vs. Clarence An
drews, forgery; defendant plead guil
ty and judgment, was suspended upon
payment of costs.
State vs. W. H. Ledwell, abandon
ment and assault; defentant found
guilty and sentenced to road for a
term of C months on first charge and
60 days on second.
State vs. W. C. Rowe, disposing of
mortgaged property, defendant guilty,
sentenced to six months on roads or
judgment, suspended in case defendant
pays coi;tf and makes good property
The intermediate grades of th--Asheboro
school will present a Christ
mas Cantata entitled "Santa's St -prii-e"
in' the school auditorium Fri
day evening at 7:45 o'clock. Much
hard work has been done on the Can
tata by the children and their teai
eis. The public is cordially invited.
There will be no admission charged.
UNITED DAUGHTERS CONFEDKI
ACY MET YESTERDAY
The Randolph Chapter U. D. C. met
yesterday with Mesdames W. A. Hunch
and Wm. C. Hammer at the home of
the latter yesterday afternoon at
which time Mrs. J. V. Hadlcy g; ve
a splendid talk on the battle of Chan
cellorsville. Mrs. Hadlcy graphically
described the battle and the country
round abm.t there; gave statist.' -s
showing North Carolina's part in it.
Following Mrs. W. C. Hammond iv;
a history tf the life of "Stoi.ev.v. !"
Jwlnmn. Several visitors worn pi
er.t at the meeting. Fruit a. y'c,
wafers, coffee and fruit cake v. ore
RANDOLPH BOO'.C CLUB MEET?-!
WITH MRS. W. A. COIITTN
. Mrs. W. A. Coffin was hostess on
last Friday to the Randolph Book Club
at her home on Sunset avenue. The
home was attractively decorated in
holly and flowering narcissus. The
program consisted in the following:
Greater New York, Mrs. E. H. Mor
ris. Ellis Island, Mrs. W. A. Underwood.
Coney Island, Mrs. J. K. Wood.
Each of the articles were full of in
terest. The hostess was assisted in
serving delicious salad, coffee and
mints by her son Master Harris Coffin.
Mrs. Coffin is not r. member of the
Club but entertains it very often and
the members look forward with much
pleasure to each meeting.
INCREASE IN STATE REVENUE
.The report of Col. W. H. Osborn,
commissioner of Internal Revenue, for
the fiscal year ending Jnne 30, 1915
just made public' shows that the col
lections for North Carolina amounted
to 11301,93748, against $11,974,870
AT THE GRADED SCHOOL
HONOR ROLL FOR THIRD MONTH
LARGE NUMBER ATTAIN GOOD
The honor roll of the Asheboro grad
ed school for the third month is as
First grade Fletcher Owen, Althea
Presnell, Henry Armfield, Ray Briles,
Herman Freeman, Effie Hughes, Wiley
Jones, Madge Johnson, John Moore
Kimes, Virginia Lowe, Sam Miller,
Ivey Styres, Henrietta Underwood,
Margaret Auman, Pauline Birkhead,
John D. Bost, Lovey Brown, Elizabeth
Bulla, Margaret Demarcus, Ronald
Grimes, Kermit Hayes, Flaud John
son, Rob Johnson, Vera Johnson,
Dorothy Lewallen, Truman Miller, C
C. Kimes, Jr.
Second grade Isley Bean, Mary
Betts, Erastus Boling, John Beck,
Thelma Clark, Richard Cox, Frances
Demarcus, Mabel Ingram, Pled
Hughes, Cora Hall, Walter Hammond,
Georgia M. Holland, Hazel Mitchell,
John T. Humble, Roy Russell, Coy
Hamilton, Una Rush.
Third grade--Clarabel Bost, Virgin
ia Barker, Beatrice Crcker, Annie Les
ley I'erree, Harriett Foster, Ona
Hayes, Zella Johnson, Carolina Kime, I
Margaret Moffitt, Katherine Moffitt,
Bon Phillips, Thyra Wright, Lewis
Bost, Eugene Lewallen, James Mc
Cain, Frank McCrary, Clay Rich,
Fourth grade B Marie Ashworth,
Third grade B Hrl Johnson, lola
Clark, Ina Moody, Mamie Foster.
Fourth grade Mattie Birkhead,
Limiie Birkhead, Annie Cox, Grace
Cooper, Beulidi Clarke, Virgie Hamlet,
May Henson, Effie Kinley, Nannie
Lowdcrmilk, Altia Lamar, Virginia
Redding, Blanche Richardson, Annie
Lee Spoon, Callie Way, William Arm
field. James Auman, Samuel Brittain,
Lewis Brown, Winfred Berry, Roy
Holing, Williard Ferree, Elmer Ham
iv it, Roy Hayes. Clyde Rush Deweerd
Rogers, Virgil Redding, Colon Way,
Wiley Croker, Talton Lowdermilk.
Firth grade-l-Edith Host, Vivian
Oanford, Wifctar Cox, Malcom Clark,
u.irt'--trrunes, William ..Hammond,.
Alosrta Ingram, Ethel Johnson, Nan
Leis, Ida Smith, William Under
wood, Annio Wiles, Ethel Williams,
ilullio Thomas, Margaret York.
Gertrude Brown, Pearl
ioling, r.t.iel Bunting, Mary Bulla.
Lucile Caveness, J.mett Ilendrix, Foy J
Ingram, Bessie Kennedy, Nita McCain,!
Maude Miller, Mos.;ie Osborn, Eugen-!
ia Plummor, Amia Richardson, Mary
Lofln, Rosabel Rich, Elizabeth Skeeii,
Mamie Thomas, Harold Moore.
Seventh grade Adelaide Armfield,
Mary Carter Auman, Kate Bulla, Mary
Ellen Cox, Ruth Hadlcy, Bertha Pres
nell, Julia Ross, Kate Spoon, Baird
Moffitt, Charles McCrary.
Eighth grade Lucy Lovctte, Eula
Luther, Chirabel Minis, Lottie Newby
Ninth grade Tilmo.it Cox, Florence
York, Novie- Yow, Jcsec Robbins Jsc
Tenth grade M-.irR.-uTt Grimes,
Eva Lcwallm, Kveiyn Morris, Mary
Mo'utt, Kate New!), Alice Phillips,
C:':ice Preswdl, KaiHo Ross, John
S VMl'L'L BKADSIIAYv" DEAD
Samuel Brachhr.w, eldest son of Mr.
and Mrs. G. S. Bradshaw, of Greens
boro, died Sunday night in n sanato
t'ium in Richmond, Va., after an ill
ness of several weeks. The remains
were brought to Greensboro where fu-
neral services were conducted Tues-1
He was born in Asheboro, but had
spent most of his life in Greensboro
where he had made mary friends.
For more than two years he had been
making his home in Fayetteville and
was assistant manager of the Rose
mond Hotel. He spent five weeks in a
hospital in Fayetteville and was taken
to Richmond a week prior to his
death. He bore his suffering patiently
and without murmur.
The deceased, who had recently en
tered his 28th year, is survived by
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. Brad
shaw; one brother, John Bradshaw,
of Houston, Texas; a sist'sr, Mrs. R.
T. Rosemond, of Fayrttevi'le, and
Misses Mary, Margaret and Grey
Bradshaw, of Greensboro.
If you will subscribe to The Courier
or renew your subscription, we will
include four standard magazines, all
one year, lor naly 18 cents extra.
IN MEMORY OF JUDGE C.
Christopher Columbus Wade was
born in Richmond county near the
Montgomery and Richmond line, not
far from Mt. Gilead, on September 17,
1837, a son of Hampton Wade, the fa
ther dying while the son was a small
boy. The ancestors of Judge Wado
came from England and first settled
in the eastern part of Virginia.
He was a Confederate soldier for a
short while joining the army in 1864.
The hardships of army life soon in
jured his health to such an extent that
he was takn to the hospital, where he
was treated for bronchitis caused by
the exposures incident to the camp life
of a soldier.
December 20, 1866, he married Mis
Sarah Margaret DeBerry, from which
union there were nine children, all liv
ing: Mr. O. M. Wade, living at Quit
man, Ga.; Mrs. Ada Boggs, Greens
boro;, N. C; Jean Rush, Asheboro, N.
C; Mr. Benj. T. Wade, Troy, N. C;
Mrs. T. C Ward, Greensboro, N C;
Mrs. Hugh C. Boring, Troy, N. C; Mr.
Fred H. Wade, Troy, N. C; Mrs. E.
B. Mayberry. Maxton, N. C; Mr. Al
bert N. Wade, Troy, N. C.
His death occurred at his home in
Troy, Montgomery county, where he
had lived for nearly half a century
Friday afternoon, October 22, 1915.
He was appointed clerk of the Supc
rior court of Montgomery county in
1868, and held the office for 21 years
In 1904 he was elected a member of
the House of Representatives of the
general assembly, and was an able
wise, prudent member, always care
fully guarding the public good
Few members have served in the
general assembly in our memory who
ranked higher. His wisdom and sound
judgment appealed to all, and his ad
vice was often sought and always fol
lowed. His long experience and knowl
edge of men and public affairs pecul
iarlv fitted him for the position. H
declined a nomination for the legis
lature in 1906, preferring the quiet of
his home and attention to his fanning
and business interests.
As Clerk of the Superior Court he
was a model ollicer. He become so
thoroughly familiar with the knowl
edge o ' probata iM-ii sv;teute law that
it was a surprise to those who did
not know him well, to realize upon
closer acquaintance that he had such a
fund of information not mil v on all
,,llrK.ir,nS of a irenei-al nature but e.-,
..:..n ,.c ,i,. w ii:, ;.
,onfl' ,, judgment's i passing upon
tions as clt.rU am, probate judfje
...i, ,,.,i,i f..m . .iW.t in
every instance sustained by the high
er court. He was for nearly fifty
years what might be called the lead
ing citizen of his county. He was
popular with all classes of people, and
retained his hold upon their good will
and esteem until the last. He always
led his ticket. His great personal
popularity wns due to his cheerful
and obliging disposition, his good
tense and sound julgment and knowl
edge and insight to men. He was al
ways helping other.-?. While he ac
cunuduted considerable property and
wvs i i (nhi Mii circumstances, yet his
libomlity wai. such that he gave a.-ny
to the peer what might he called a
forttii'o. Ke (.vave all his children a
liiieral education, sending them to th.'
best schools. AH Irs daughters were
sent to coilegi' and took a full course.
The cons were also sent to college,
and while all did not gia.ltite, yet
they wen- fully equipped for busi'-.es -,
and the affairs of life. All have made
useful muii an.l women and were the
pl'ile of his oltl aSe-
No oni did more for public educa-
tion i;t his county and to support the
church. It was largely through his
financial support that the first Meth
odist Episcopal Church. South, was-
built in Troy. He was a member from
the beginning until he died.
A great concourse of people assem
bled at his funeral to pay tribute to
his worth and to show the esteem in
which he was held. A beautiful trib
ute was made to his manly qualities
and Christian graces by his former
pastor, Rev. O. W. Dowd, who con
ducted the funeral services, assisted
by his" last pastor, Rev. J. T. Draper.
"The silver threads that bind the
spirit to its mortal body hes slipped
its coil and winged its flight to the
God who gare it. With tender hands,
amidst the beauties shed by tho hazy
Bombre autumn sky, all that was
mortal was consigned to earth until
the great resurrection mora. One by
on we are called hence we knew not
when the nanni from him whs
IRE THRFS DENTON
DENTON JLLER. MILLS
IV yriE 15 CORDS OF WOOD
B ED AUTHORITIES TO
TAKE STEPS FOR FIRE PRE-
What came near being the most de
structive fire Denton has ever had oc
curred Thursday night shortly after
midnight when fire broke out in 200
cords of dry wood, piled to within a
few feet of the Denton Roller Mills,
and partly on two sides of it. The
people of the town were quickly arous
ed, and by hard work the mill was
saved from burning. Water was quite
handy but was to be had in buckets
only, and in this way the blaze was
held in check until the wood was re
moved from around the building. Only
about 15 cords of wood were burned
and the damage, therefore, was slight.
Had the fire not been discovered in
time, or had the wind been blowing,
the whole business part of the town
would likely have been destroyed.
The cause of the fire, while unknown
is supposed to have caught from a
spark from the smokestack of the
Denton Lumber Co., or from the care
less throwing away of a lighted ciga
The recent fires here have served
to awaken interest in fire prevention
measures, and the officials are going
after defective flues and other sources
of danger, and ave r.lso planning to
adopt some effective means of fighting
fires in the future.
ASHEBORO BOY TAKES PROMI
NENT PART IN "EVERYWOM
AN." Mr. H. Grady Miller, one of 'our
boys" delighted his parents and
friends when he took prominent parts
in "Everywoman" in Greensboro Tues
day evening. For several years Mr.
Miller has studied away from Ashe
boro developing his wonderful music
al talent, and for two winters he has
had part in this play. He is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Miller, of this
place. The play in itself is a sermon
in a, beautiful Letting, being bv.sed on
,t)ie 'Eliz.ibethian Morality play. "
VA- DESTROYED BY
Hopcwcli, Va., a town of 2"i.000 peo
ple hastily constructed by flimr.y wood
buildings since summer with the great
now gun cott;.'ii plant of the Du Pont
Powder Company, was completely de
stroyed Thursday by lire- wh'xh start
ed in a restaurant and did property
damage estimated at from ?1, 000,000
to $:i,000,000. The Du Pont works
outaide of the settlement was undam
aged. The town will be rebuilt out cf brick
and stone in order to insur? rgainst
sin h conflagrations in ti.e future,
is the author of cur brings may come.
We came here without our knowledge
and iu.it her God'.; r.jiilence we are
taken away. Our d;ys are numbered
yea, even as the ha'rs of our head.
To k'.vo lived as C. C. Wade did,
al! his life in one community, to have
raised inch a family of sons and
hi have held the erteem of
i:iii, t'i 'vr.-o by frugality,
id honorable dealings with
.nn obtained many broad
ive bc'.'i a kind and effec
1:.:k!, an indulgent father,
a citizen esti
all with who
and respected by
came in contact,
leaves to his children a heritage be
yond price or purchase.
Loyalty to his friends was a car
dinal and conspicuous virtue of our
departed friend. His unselfishness
was so marked that no friend ever
doubted him. He w; s true as Steele to
the man or cause he espoused."
The unmistakable mark of public
respect and popular affection for tho
deceased at his funeral, the uncon
trollable grief of old men and little
children as they assembled at the
open grave to pay their last tribute
of respect to one whom they knew to
be their friend, will lens be remem
bered by those who witnessed the last
sad ceremony. From the testimony
there given he "Feared no evil" at
peace with man, with trust ia God.
To one whose life was devoted as was.
his- "There is no death, what seems,
so is transition;
This life of mortal breath
I but auburn of the life eisiea
Whose portal w call death."