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A REPUBLICAN NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE UPBUILDING OF AMERICAN HOMES AND AMERICAN INDUSTRIES:
BURLINGTON. N. C€J AUGUST 17,1910.
THE CONTEST AND HOW
THE VOTE STANDS
m:« Lois A. ^¥orkr^lan, 11,250
Swannie Patterson, 13,975
■ Mvi^tle Isley, 3,150
■• Mvrtle Tate, 1,000
■■ Lillian Turner, 925
Burlington R. F* D^s.
Jennie Whitsell, R. 4, 3,225
Knima Overman R. 1. 1,375
■• Annie Matlock, R. 2,
■‘ biiie Ector, Route 2,
•• Kosa Crouse, Route 4,
Si.vjnti' i.inided bcliool,
Svi\an (IrMtled School,
3I;si Gva('e Amick,
Haw River, No. 1.
Ek>n CoUege, N. C.
.Miss Mollie Baldwin,
Unloa Eidge, No« 1.
The City Water,
We learn that a recent analysis
of the city water, shows a slight
this shouJd not cause
•ni. but should cause the
i'-irV authorities to get busy and
fscertain the cause. There is per-
more than one cause for
tills polution, and when any
cause is believed to be responsi
ve. it should, be removed. Jn
:r.‘; rirf't place we think the city
h.:i'ioriiies should take the mat-
:e- ;n hand and have ail hog pens
rjiat soetion of the citj remov-
•:d. and conipell the citizens with
:r. a suited distance of the well
unti i'eservicr to connect with the
k'. X) age system, thus abolishing
:;.e dr\-closets, by this means a
ste}:> will be taken towards
;i:t‘ keeping- of the city water
yare and for the improvement of
health conditions as well.
In all probability the trouble is
r^r caused by the evils above
rr;endoned, but they exist in that
:OC:iIity and all will admit that
:hey are not conducive to good
However something has
m to be done, and when an evil
dnuv:n to exist it^ is a very
£00(1 idea to remove it.
R. F. D. NO. 1.
Miss Lois Reitzel left Monday
:V:' .:>tatesvil}e where she will
speiKi liie remainder of tiie sum-
rnei' visiting 'relatives and friends.
-Miss Carrie Nicholson of Mon-
lofe is spending a while at home
Miss Joy Coble and R. S. Shoff-
ner were united in marriage Sun
day. The Rev. Williams perfor-
Dr. L. G. Coble of Greensboro
spent part of last week on our
”oute and took in the wedding
•j. S. Dogget of Brown Summit
spent Sund^ay night with J. F.
. Miss Georgia Holt of Greens
boro who has been spending some
on No. 1, returned home
Ruby Loy is spending this
■veeK in Burlington.
Another fine baby boy on No. 1
-■^;L. Combs is the lucky one.
'•^-e will give some of the lar
gest crops of wheat made on our
route this year.
Sunny Side Farm, 1300 bushels
Grove Farm, 2017 “
Lien wood Farm, 1780
i- ii. Coble Farm, 1610
were a. number of other
iat made big yelds but
Sharp and Kirk Evans
tiiers at Alamance Sunday
5-ois Clapp Nan and Eva
■ 'r.^ihaiTi spent last week
■ ^'arrie Evans.
;-ce Shoifner spent
•iih her sister Mrs. J.
T. Garrison 6f No.
'I week on No. 1 visit-
ar.d friends. ,
u ;Mo Pattei’son is at;
;'er parents this week
Two Administrative Changes
Elon College—^New- Precept
ress and Housekeeper.
Elon College, N. C., Aug. 13.—
Mrs. Maria L. Pretlow, who has
served as College preceptress,
having' charge of the young
ladies in the new West Dormitory,
for the past two years resigned
her position on account of failing
health. The College is very for
tunate in the services of Mrs.
Rosa J. Machen to fill this re
sponsible position. Mrs.-. Machen
now lives at Mobjaek, Mathews
county, Virginia, but she is a
North Carolinian by birth, a na
tive of Warren county, and the
daughter of Colonel Haskins.
She is eminently qualified by
temperament, experience and
training for this responsible posi
tion. Mrs. Machen is not a
stranger at Elon Elon, for last
year she was the Housekeeper in
this same dormitory.
The making of Mrs. Machen
College Preceptress left the posi
tion of Housekeeper open. This
place has been filled by the elec
tion of Mrs. Florine Peace, Creed-
moor, N. C., to the position. Mrs.
Peace is the daughter of Rev. M.
L. Winston, a minister of the
Christian church and prominent
ly connected throughout the
State. She has filled the position
before and well, resigning to
take up similar work elewhere,
Her return to Elon ic a source of
congxatulation to the institution’s
friends and patrons.
Miss Linda Barnes, of the Mu
sic Faculty, is very sick at Vir-
gilina, Va., where she is visiting.
Mr. J. Beale Johnson, of Ral
eigh, is here looking after the
interests of the deep well project
of which he is the Committee
Miss Holt Entertains.
Miss Birdie Holt delightfully
entertained a number of her
friends last Thursday- evening
between the hours of 8:30 and 11
p. m. it her country home “Elm
Side.” The lawn and porches
were decorated with Japanese
lanterns. Music and games were
played until the guest's were
invited out on the lawn where
refreshments were served. Those
present were Misses Lillie Turner
Madge Thompson, Miriam Qua-
kenbush, Clara Stewart, Lillie
Shatlely, Mamie Holt. Messrs.
Romeo Holt, Hilary Rauhut, Date
Jones, Tom Stafford, Wade
Thompson, Earl Hatch, Ernest
Evans and Fred Holt.
Each one present expressed
themselves as thoroughly enjoy
ing the evening.
The greatest convention ever
held by the Republicans of NoHh
Carolina, convened in Greensboro
last Wednesday, August 10. So
large was th€| attendance that e\f~
ery aceomrnodation of the city
was taxed to its utmost capacity',
and the personnel, a finer body
tie had been elected by a major
ity of 359, the vote standing:
Settle 737. Ewart 378. Mr. Set
tle's election was made unani
mous, and T. J. Harkins was
After a very brief speech of ap-
preeiation, Chairman Settle an-
of citizenship could not have beeh | that the next busmess
found an ywhere. It seems that TP® election of a chairman of
every one of the 1126 delegates I Committee,
had the one purpose “Victory without further ^ceremony
over the Democracy in 1910” as ^ famous
his aim. The haniiony which!.,
prevailed throughout all the pro-1 stage and m a speech of fif-
ceeding showed the best of judg- j mmutes placed Mr. _More-
ment. There was not the least! ■ in nonrination.^ District At-
sign of strife during the entire! Herbert B. Seawell spoke
program and today under thell^^f^ minutes in placing E.
leadership of Hon. John Motley ■ ^
Morehead, the Republican party ^heconvention. Major J. E. Alex-
stands united and ready to fight, i W mston-Salem^,_ was
It was 12:30 o'clock when Judge' before the convention ^by
Adams, chaii*man of the State! V county,
committee, called the convention! k J
to order. The spacious theatre ■ by Henry C. Dockery, of
was packed long before the hour, i declared
set. Prayer was offered by Rev. i ^.1 proudest moment of his
E. K. McLarty, of Greensboro,J ? when he had the
the vast audience standing, and of seconding Mr. More-
keeping remarkably quiet. The Jake
prayer was exceedingly appro-: ^
At the conclusion of this Chair-
man Addressed the convention.
He came, he said, to place back
in the hands of the party the
commission entrusted to him four
years ago. He was anxious to
place tlie chairmanship in the
hands of some one—a patriot first
and a partisan next. He read
from his Asheville speech, urg
ing two strong political parties
as the bestriieans of securing the
seconded by Col. V. S. Lusk, of
At this juncture of the proceed
ings Mr. J. J. Britt, of Asheville,
announced that he withdrew the
name of E. Carl Duncan from the
i-ace and requested all of Mr.
Duncan’s friends, to vote for Ma
jor Alexander, but Mr. H. 0.
Sapp, of Forsyth county with
drew the name of Major Alexan-
! der, and the election of Mr.
i Morehead was made acclamation.
best government to the people
He plead for his State and urged tit
patriotism. He had attended ey-' 4.^
ery convention since his m.ajority speech in which hestat^ that to
and recounted the trials and trib- aota?;? victory this Fall he
ulations of the party in those support, by
days; they were loyal then and of every Republican voter
they are loyal yet. He wanted state, that, if successful,
the Democrats to understand that ^ honor oi it all would wot be
the Republican party was as pa-i other
triotic as it. He prayed for the R^P^bncan.
day when the Southland should
take its place in the councils of
nation. He recounted the his
At the night session the conven
tion got down to business. T. T.
Hicks, R. M. Douglas and W. P.
tory of the party under and juk I no™i>»tion
previous to his administration, n
^ - - - - - ; second ballot Mr. Hicks wasinom-
giving election figures from year
R. F. D. NO. 8.
Misses Carrie and Julia Horna-
day of No. 4, spent a few days
last week visiting at C. E. Tap-
scotts. We are always glad to
see Miss Carrie, she taught school
at Maywood two years ago.
Miss Alma McCullock of At
lanta, G^., is spending a few
weeks at the old homestead visit-
idg her brother and sister.
C. E. Tapscott and family visit
ed and attended church atFried-
ens in Guilford Co. last Sunday
We regret to note that Mrs. G.
A. Simpson still continues riglit
Euliss Simpson spent several
days in Burlington visiting his
sister Mrs. J. A. Lowe.
Thanks to G, W. Barker and
Andrew Ross for nice melons,
Mrs. Robt Foster fora nice large
basket of apples.
P. F. P'aschall and Annie Va
lentine of Greensboro and Mrs.
Fannie Brannock of Rockingham
Co. visited at W. A. Paschals.
Glad to see these good people.
Miss Estha Rippy of Burlington
is spending a while with her sis
ter i\irs. Bertha Ross.
W'e took our wife and Hal and
! spent several days of last week
visiting in our old home county
Orange. While there we had the
pleasure of visiting Allen R.
I Hayes and J. J. Taylor. W^een-
I joyed our visit very much.
to vpnr qhrvwino- that hv-nAapp-Judge ^ Bynum having
there had been a great increase i and E. vV. Timoerlake, were
in the State. He said the Demo-1 n ed f or Associate Justices
cratic xjarty in this State is torn j f | ^ F®.
all to pieces; that in the Sixth ife®. w^'^hdx'ew and Col. Harry
district there are two cnndidates! ^ named in his pl^e.
and possibly three, in conclud-!.,
ing he made the declaration, > State Executive Committee,
Work as hard to elect your tick
et as you have to get delegates
to this convention and we will
wipe the Democrats off the face
of the earth.”
The secretai^ then called the
roll of counties and contests were
reported from Carteret, Clay,
Cumberland, Durham, Vance
Wake and Wayne. The commit- j
tee appointed to acton these con
tested counties was as follows;
L M. Meekins, First district;
J. M. Mewbome, Second district;
Thos. E. Owens, Third district;
J. E. Mathews, Fourth district;
R. J. Petree, Fifth district; D. R.
Johnson, Sixth district; J. P,
Ratosey, Seventh district; A. H.
Price, Eighth district; J. D. Al
bright, Ninth district; W. E. Lo
gan , Tenth distr’ ct The conven
tion at 1:15 o’clock, on motion of
I. M. Meekins, adjourned for an
hour and a half to meet again in
At this place, when the con-
representing the Congressional
(iistricts in the order named: I
M. Meekins, D. W. Patrick, Geo.
Butler, J. J. Jenkins, B. S. Rob
ertson, S. A. Edmunds, Frank
W. Hayes, C. H. Cowles, C. E.
Green and F. A. Fanning. The
ten members at large will be
named by State Chairrpan More-
The Burlington Merchants As
sociation has prepared a folder,
printed in colors and setting forth
a few facts, in regard to Burling
ton and Alamance County, its
advantages as a farming com
munity, as a manufacturing op
portunity and a place for
ideal homes and town life.
These folders can be dropped in
the ordinanry commercial enve-
Idpe and have been prepared for
the purpose of distribution to tlie
thickly settled cities and states
of the West, North and Northeast
vention reassembled ample room i They can be had by calling at the
was at hand, and while waiting Secretary’s office, which is No. 4,
for the credentials committee to Second Floor of the First Natio-
report Hon. Thos. Settle, District nal Bank Building. In fact the
Attorney Holton, Col. Lusk, Col. Association urges that* every
W. R. Henry and others enter- j business man, every workingman,
tained the gathering with short j e^^eiw farmer and' every other
talks. It was after 4 o'clock j person, who is interested in the
when the committe reported, j up building and extention of our
This settle^, the pemianent industrial activities in Alamance
chairmanship was taken up. 1 County, to call and get as many
Thomas Settle was placed inlof these folders as he or she can
^ nomination for pennaiient chair- j conveniently use. They cost you
man 01 the convention by Col.! nothing, and may be worth hun-
issiowly! that "the "gr^^ at St Pauls! Harry Skinner, Hon. C. A. Rey.; dreds and thousands of dollars to
We are requested to announce
s Lutheran church, on R, _F. D,
ii.Closure of eating*No. 1, will be cleaned off next
Ksq. Loy Monday. I Saturday August 20. Everybody
Olio hand in your j that has relatives or friends bur- r» -p a -v
will ried there are requested to comejtion by J. J. Britt, oi Asheviiie.
nolds, of Winston-Salem, second
ing the nomination. Ex-Judge
Hamilton G. Ewart, of Hender
son .county was placed in nomina-
'naay your carrier
out and assist in the work.
The vote by counties shov/ed Set-
our town or county
Burlington Ivlerchants Asso
Hard Times, “Nit.”
Upnn August the 9th, there
steamed out of this city ah excur
sion train bound for Norfolk, Va.
The fare foi* the round trip was
$3.50, spending two whole days
and one night in Norfolk. One
hundred apd nLinety-^nirie persons
from Burlington bought tickets
at a cost of about $700.00, there
were as many more taken on at
Graham aixd Haw River, to say
nothing of those from Gibson villa,
Mebane, Hillsboro; arid on down
the line. At the same time there
steamed out frorri Gieensboro two
more excursion trains still heav
ier loaded thari the one which
passed- here, these two trains
went by way of Danviliey arid it
is estimated that in all, over twQ
thousand and one hundred pa*
sengers Were aboard these threP
trains. Each individual speilt at
least |15.00 ^ piece f or the entire
round trip, some,: much; morel
making a grand total of thirty-
one thousand five hundred dollars.
What a stupenduous sum to be
w’^asted, or still wOrse, actually
thrown away, right here too, in
the midst of the most severe panic
the country has ever Witnessed.
Is it not awful to think about
such reckless .expeinditure by
those who were pleasure bent.: It
must have sent cold shivers down
the backs of the Democratic dem
agogue and so-called politicians.
Suppose these splendidly equipp
ed excursion triaPs had have
steamed out of Greensboro and
Buriington during the time the
Democratic party had the reins
of the National government in
charge, with a round trip fare of
ten cents and the promise of free
soup upon arrival at Norfoik,
how many tickets do you suppose
would have been sold ? ; Not more
than fifty for the three trains,
and yet our Democratic friends
tell us that we are in the midst
of the most awful, ^starvation
times that ever confi!‘Onted the
country. Will our esteemed Dem
ocratic contemporaries kindly
combat these statements with
facts and figures to back them
up. Will they point out a single
excursion train going to Norfolk,
Asheville or any other place,
naming the fare for round trip
and number of passengers car
ried, during President Cleve
land’s, last administration. If
you can’t do it, then wont 'you
for the sake of decency^ stop
your howling and admit that it
has all been done for buncombe,
in order to fool the average voter
and stop the growth of the Re
publican party. Now let’s hear
from you, and rerrtember that an
honest confession is g:6od for the
soul, even if it will look' bad for
the Democratic party.
H. F. 0. No. 2.
The protracted series at Stoney
Creek last week were well atten
ded Rev. Groom of Leaksyille as
sisted the pastor Rev. Sarhple in
No. 2, can boast of ^ some big
threshings this year considering
the fact that Tobacco is their
mai'ri crop grain being a siele line
Sheriff Kernodle threshed more
than six hundred bushels Gus A.
Garrison more than seven hund
red R. L. Holt about seven hun
dred Sterling Foster eight hurid-
dred and several other large
Rain was a weleome visitor on
No. 2 and crops are looking much
Mrs, G. R. T. Garrison aud lit
tle Mary Beth spent last week
on No. 1 visiting Mr. and Mrs.
G. W. Pattersons.
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Graham of
Egst Texas are visiting Albert
Misses, Blanche and Lillie
French Roberts of Va. are spend
ing a few days with relatives oh
Miss Lula Wilson of No. 3 vbit-
ed Georgia Garrison last week.
The effect of the good roads is
now bad if you can-1 understand
travel from Gleiicoe to Burlington
we are looking for results' later
Misses Lillie Martin of. Reids-
ville and Lillian Aldridge of'
Union Kidge spent a few 'days
visiting Brona Garrison last week
Misses Annie Holt, % : .Bertha
Barker and Lillian Wellohs ,spent
Wednesday euening visiting F
THE FIFTH OiSTHICT CON’
Robt. Patterson, visiting
Cross this week.
Rev. W. P. Campbell of Wise
is the guest of relatives ih town.
Conyentite Met iaunid Adjonni^ te I
Meet in Greensboro, N. €.»
I^ursitant to a call issued by j
Chairman Jno. T*. Beiibow, of
Winston-^lem, the eonve.'? tioh
for the Fifth Congressional diS'. i
trict coiiyened in the Court HouaK ■
in Greensbc^Q, N. G., promptly
at 6:30 o’clock Tuesday mgltt'
Aug. 9thi All of the following;;
counties comprising that district ;
W^ere represented: Alamance, ’
Surry, Stokes, Caswell, Person^ i
Durham, Fprsythi Guiiford, Or- y
ange, Rockingliam, and Gran ville
J, 2. Waller served as Secretary, i
assisted by J. Bi Goslen, editor
Union Republican, and Jno. E. 1
Hart, editor of the State Dis- '
There. being no contests in the
conyention, the comrjiittee ob; i
credentials was dispensed with I
and the temporary organization '
was made . permanent. Upoc.
motidrii after some discussion th« i
convention adjourned by a vote^
of 142 to 30 after the State ;
Gohvention^^Pl|il^e date choseasi
was'Aug. '2i|^g;'';When. the co»ff.,
vention wilf^ilt' at. ,-;Greens,l3^i(ie .i
and ndhiinat^l^e next Congi^^-i !
man froni the^ District.
flaw River Iteinsv \
Miss Isla Sti^fbrd returned ta i
her home in Greensboro Sunday *
after spending two weeks in the *
eity.-,; ^ ■■■■
Mrs. M’. J. Brady has returneld ’
after a six weeks visit to friends ,
and relatives in ' Charlotte and I
Mrs. W- H. Anderson returned \
Saturday from plileigh where ‘
she attended the funeral of her,
cousin HubertItand, ■
, Mr. and Mrs. J, Long have re- !
turned from their camping triipf i
at Lock Lilly.
Miss Payne of Washington '
O', visited Miss Katie Leigh:'
Bapks'last'.week.: s /
Miss Isla Stratford returned hi
her home in Griensboro Sunda^v '
after several weeks visit to her ■
grandparents W. H. Troling^r.
Miss Rebecca Scott of Grab am
spent several days with Mist r
Gena Robertson la&t w !
Messrs. Goble and Thompson -
visited Abe Coble’s old home
Sunday; and Abe said it had beea *
so long since he had been thers r
he only reconized oneperson .thaili!
one had a wooden leg. you ouglifc [
to visit often.
Thos. Foster and wife ai® ‘
spending a fe# .days with Mra, |
Foster’s mother and sisters;
she is remembeired very kindly
as Miss Laura Clark.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Clark i
Saxapahaw are visiting his pa-!
rents Lueco Clark and famiijj,
D. H. Sykes and w
Orange Grove spent last Taesd»;-y :
night with her aunt Mrs, G, .y\l. ‘
P. Cates very pleasantly. *
We make a polite bow to • A. ]
L. Anderson for a basket of nicap i
tomatoes he has the finest patch j
we have seen. i
E. Wi Lashley of Burlington
who managed the bank basiness
in the absence of Mr. Long made;
many friends herelias returniesd;
home. ■■ ; i
Miss Lizzie Ru.ssell is visiting
relatives and friends at Summer-
field, N. C. we hope her stay wifi ;
Mrs. G. W. Franklin and - her ;
two attractive daughters Misser '
Ruth and lola of Durham are
spending some days with S- A.,
Rev. D. W. Arnette pastor of
the Baptist Church moved here
Wednesday we welcome him into
Mrs. Anna S. Brooks who has
been by the bed side of her - sis
ter in Raleigh who is very ill re- ;
turned Saturday and repbi’tedi ,
About twenty-six of our people
left for Norfolk last Tuesciaj
night returned Friday morning
niuch jaded. They report a mmt
enjoyable trip and going in
surf. ' ■ ■
It was the writers privilege
visit some of 1:he paths he trod
when he followed. Geri. Lee the-
scenes had blianged ^ about Fot»;
Monroe, 'Norfolk and Portsmoutfe
we hardly , could recognize them^
we noticed soniething about ‘Suf
folk that reminds us of ,other
years when w^ wore the grey.