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BURLINGTON. N. C, JANUARY 4,1911.
Street Car Track Sold. I
The street car track which is ;
CMnect _ Burlington Graham'j
Lii I y Haw River when completed!
: was sold at Graham last Saturday
by trie court and purchased by
J. V\'. Murray and associates at
a cost of $10,000. The bidding
began at $7,242 by Mr. Murray,
several bids being placed by
some parties frorn Richmond.
wl.ilemakinKaflightprelimina?;''^"'"®'® to the Cot.
to his attempt to win this trophy,
[fliHT MEN ilLED AS
Orkan’3, La., Dec. 81. — i
John B. Moisant, daring Ameri
can aviator, coniident '.ol' a.dding !
to hi.s many laurels of the air ttie i
Mitchelin cup record for 1910, fell,
to his .ieath at 9:55 this morning
While preparing to make a
landirig on a special field selected
for the Mitchelin cap trial twelve
miles west of Nev^ Orleans and
along the east bank of the Miss
issippi River, Moisant w^as
thrown froiii n Blei'iot monoplane
and landed on his head 36 feet
from where the machine struck
the gi’ound. Eas neck was broken
by the fall. Otherwise there was
not a bruise on his l o.iy.
The neck v/as broken in the
cervical region,, producing death |
within ten sectonds, according to
the coroner. The moment Mois- j
ant stmck th(j earth, falMng in
high weeds to the right of the
field, workmen, who happened to
be near pick2d him up, while
newspaper and officials rush
ed to hiin.
Los Angek's. Cal., Dec. 31.—
The winds v/hose treacheries
Arch Hoxsey so often defied and
conquered, killed the nated avia
tor today. As if jealous of his
intrepidity, they seized him and
his fragile flying machine, flung
them down out of the sky and
crushed out his life.
He;, fell dead on the field from
which he had arisen but a short
timt: before, with a laughing
promise to thousands of cheering
spectators to surpass his own
phenomenal altitude records and
soar higher than any other man
has dared go,
Cross-currents, whirled off by
a vagrant storm that floated in
from the sea, caught his biplane
and shot hiir downward 5^ f^eet
to the\eanii. Catching; his frai’
machine in one of the spectacu
lar spiral glides that are danger
ous even in the calmest w^eather,
the 'Warring winds sported with
it a moment, juggled it, ^nd then
suddenly hurled it to the ground.
When field attendants reached
the spot where the wreckage lay,
Hoxsey was dead. One side of
the face, whose engaging smik:
had won the regard of thousands
of spectators^ each day during thti
meet, had been crushed into an
About seventy-five were pre
sent at the liolt-Gaard Armory
Monday night to witness thie
•wrestling iriatch between Geo.
Trymle the Champion of Canada
and Jim Le vkas of North Carolina
The match was a two point
wrestling match Trymle winning
the first fall after a tussel of
about fifteen minutes. The second
fall went to Lewis after a short
but spicy combat of four minu1«8
The third an d last was won by
Trymle. Aft.er the wrestlieg a
few rounds of boxing was enjoy
ed between Trymle and home
talent. The proceeds went to the
benefit of the Armory.
jfirmafcion of tlie court. If sale is
coniirmed it is hoped to have the
car line completed and running
by June or July as more than two
mili oi track is complet€id the
grading done and poles put in
for the other. The power house,
is prehaps threie fourths complet
ed, so if work is resumed it will
not be long un til we can take a
spin out to the park say July the
Bluefield, W. Va„ Dec. 3
Eight men, two Americans
six Italians, were killed toda:
Lick'Fork Mine, near Mate^nn,
W. Va., The accident happej;ed
while the victims were ascend:hg
in an incline'mine car. A cable
far above the car snapped, and
five loaded cars shot down the
plane, crashing into the car on
which the eight men v/ere ridi ag.
The latest reports reaching
here are to the effect that none
of the bodies have been recoA'er-
Two other men who were
jured are expected to die.
ATTEMPTS HIS OWN LIFE
Mr. J. Henry Allen and Miss
Dauhnea Fowler were married
Monday December 19th at the
hoDie of the bride’s brother Mr.
E. D. Fowler of Greensboro.
Rev. Shufoi'd Peeler pastor of
the First Reformed Church of
Miss Fowler is the popular and
accomplished daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. M. Fowler of this
city and is held in high esteem
by a large circle of friemds.
Mr. Allen is a draftsman for
the Virginia Steel Bridge Com
pany at Memphis Tenn,, is a
popular young man and! very
favorably remembered by ma;ny
of our people having gone from
here to Memphis when the Steel
Bridge plant closed at this place.
We extend congratulations to
Mr, and Mrs. Allen.
Judge Spencer B, Adams, a
prominent attorney of Greens
boro, attempted to take his own
life Sunday nighi, between the
hours of eight and nine o’clock
by slashing his throat with a raz
or. No cause is assigned for the
rsish act, excep'i that he had been
dijspondent for the past several
days, in conseq uence of which he
had been drinking heavily, and
a c the time was a patient at the
El^eeley Institute. Judge Adams
vi»as a prominent Republican hav
ing held many high offices in the
councils of the party, and was
Avell liked by all who knew him.
His many f inends, regardless
of politics will be glad to learn
:;hat the attempt at self-destruc
tion was not successful and that
Judge Adams will be out in a
Liquidation cf Cooper Dry
While preparing to take in /en-
tory the officers of the Co >per
Dry Good Co. found they were
loosing mqney and decided to go
into a liquidation and ask Ji dge
Baits to appoint a receive* to
close out the buisness. The Pied
mont Trust Go. being appoir ted.
The merchandise will be convert
ed into cash as early as possible.
It is thought there will be enough
to pay all creditors in full with
something for the stock hoiders.
The Piedmont Trust Co. will
take charge of the stock and
Imsiness and will close the store
until January the 18. Announce-
rtient of the disposition of the
stock will be made later.
Snow i8niD Items.
Connty I'eachers' Meetmg.
January?, 1911, 10 a. m. tolp.m
Graded Schx)l Building, Grafcam
I. Opening exercises by S. L.
2.' Spelling, by L. M. Foust.
3. Phonics, by J. C. Wilson.
4. Primer of Sanitation, by B.
5. Miscellaneous Business.
We hope to have every teacher
in the county present, and each
subject above named, is
for general discussion. We
that eacK t;acher will take
in the above programme.
P. H. Fleming,
Couinty Supt, of Schools.
Misses Mabel and Ada Belle
ley who lipent Christmas the
ek of their parents returned
school at Trinity College
sterday. Miss Mable is a mem-
r of the senior class and Miss
’a Belle u sopohmore.
r load of horses from Valley
Virginia at Troxler old stand.
Some of th«! Xma^' visitors in
ax;d arou.ad S!:iovv Camp at pre
sent are, Messrs Jasper and
Princeton Stuart of Arkansas.
Lindsay Stagg and Ozro Stuart
of Indiana Ed Griffin of High
Point Albert Durham of Graham
and Misses Lottie Allen of High
Point Lizzi* Dixon and Retta
Williams of Greensboro and Mrs.
Edith Wayde of Graham,
Mr. and M>s. John Allen are
visiting their daughter Mrs.
Bodenhammer in High Point this
Mr. and Mrs, James H. Roach
spent a few days in Greensboro
Miss Mary Dixon and brother
Joe visited their brother in
Miss Marj^ McVey is spending
the holidays at her home here.
Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Johnson of
Siler City Route 2. spent last
Sunday night with their mother
Mrs. Ruth Pike who has been
very poorly but we are glad to
learn tliat she is improving.
Miss Lucy Thompson is at home
after spending one term in school
at Guilford College.
We are glad to note the arrival
here this evening the (26th) of
Hon. Jos. M. Dixon for a short
visit with his many friends and
relatives around his old stamping
ground. We understand he lea ves
tomorrow for New York.
Mr. Jas. Thomas of this city
and Miss Ida Mailden of Saxapa-
haw we«j married Sunday Dec.
^th at the home of the brides
parents Mr. and Mrs. Lewis
Madden of Saxapahaw. H. P.
Moore J. P. of this place officiat
ed. After the ceremony an
elegant supper was served at
the home of his mother Mrs. C.
T. Hopkins of Tucker Street.
The attendants were: Miss
Jennie Paris with John Madden,
Miss Mattie Ivory with Ernest
Sharpe, Miss Callie Madden with
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Brock well
and Miss Annie Suggs of Chapel
Hill spent several days during
the Holidays the guest of Mr.,
and Mrs. J. C. Squires.
The Graham Chapter of the
N. D. C. will meet with Mrs. E.
S. Parker, Sr. Thursday after-
Dec. 5th at 3 o'clock.
Read the ads in the Dispatch.
Burlington, N. C. Dec. 31s! .1910
Editor State Dispatch:—I has
been said thiat the City of B; rling
ton paid for disenfecting :^uses
within its corporate limits d aring
the last Small Pox Epee amic,
and that the Town of Gi .jham
did^n^:^bui vhat^ this
was paid by funds frbn tiie
Treasurery of Alamance C^- unty.
Will you kindly advise,th,:’ough
your paper whether or no, this
is correct? ^
A surprise party of unusual
interest was given at the hom^
oi Miss Myrtle Patterson on
Front Street Thursday evening
December 29th. The evening was
delightfully spent, contests were
engaged in and music rendered
by various members of the party.
Deliciou.s refreshments wereserv-
ed to please the fancy of the
appetite. Those present were
Misses Ethie Garrett, Iris Holt,
Agnes Heritage, Ade Guthrie,
Edith Carroll, Henrietta Love,
Miss Nealy, Lillie Turner, Willie
Patterson. Messrs. John Lynch,
John Lashiey,' Gordan Curtis,
Fiank Curtis'" Sipe Fleming, B,
B. Slaughter, Charlie Sharpe,
Summie Sharpe, Ben Rogers,
Efnest Holt, Thomas Stafford,
Holt and Blake Isley.
IN MORNING FIRE
Pottsville, Va.. Jan. 2.—Five
children of John Kolsalvage lo^t
their lives in a fire which early,
today destroyed three houses in
Minersville. They ranged in age
from two months to e;ight years.
The infant was burned to a crisp,
while the other four were suffo
cated. ;-N ' ■
All of the victinis might have
been saved, had not the parents,
in the excitement and through a
misunderstanding of English in
formed volunteer firemen that all
wer^ out of the house.
The fire followed the overturn
ing of a lamp during a new year’s
In the BurHogton Spday Scboaii
Sunday, Dec 2SUi 1910.
Sunday School Totals.
M. E. 201
German Ref. 119
M. P. 190
MEN’S BIBLE AND BARACA
Meeting of Epworth Leag ue.
The business and social meet
ing of the Epworth League of
Front Street Methodist C lurch
was held at the parsonage Mon
day night January 2nd On
account of inclement wi rather
only a few of the memben were
present. When the busine-s ser
vice closed the Literar;' pro
gramme which had been care- „ , . ^
fully prepared by the third for Miss Byrde Dailey,
Vice-President, was rende!*ed.
An evening was spent with
Tennyson, the programme being
as follows: Sketch of the life of
Tennyson, by Miss Bernice Horna
day. The Dying Year by John
Lashley. The May Queen b:' Miss j . « ,
Byrd Dailey. Qu^tett, Sweet l and expressions of pleasure,
and Low, by Misses Netti-j and
Byrd Dailey, Dora Hornaday
and John Lashley.
Reading, The Lordof Btrleigh
by Miss Nettie Dailey, Scio The
Brook by John Lashley.
Theee meetings ai’e int insjely
interesting and helpful a id an
effort ougnt to be made h f each
member to attend.
L. Hornaday, Rei)prter.
Watching the Old Year Out.
A ssembled with the thrill of
polity, made larger by the linger
i:og spirit of Christmas goodwill
tV.ere met at the invitation of
Lola J. Lasley, Saturday
a party of- merry foik ■ to
watch by tho bedside of the dy
ing J ear and to greet with great
gladness the beginning of a new
decade. In rooms where decora
tions of Christmas strll hung
from picture, arch and window,
some twenty-odd of the city’s
beauty and chivalry and happy
converse, spiced with gladsome
laughter. To the passer-by it was
evident that none save the old
year could be dying. When it be
came each boy’s plea&ure to
write a description of the girl
beside him. Mr. Summie Sharpe
recorded a work of classic cast.
To answer questions with phras
es whose initial were identical
vrith her name was an easy task
her went the contest’s honors.
At “42” Miss Ada Belle Isley
made the largest score. A
four-course luncheon refreshed
the guests. Shortly after the ad
vent of the New, Year, the party
dispersed, with words of thanks
Total today 192
Death of J. C. Bradshcr.
Mr. J. C. Bradsher ;i well
known man of this city was
taken , to his bed Wedijesday
morning and died Friday Dec. 23
he leaves four sisters anti four
brothers to morn their 1«>8^ he
was carried to McCray's and
buried he was born May 13th in
1874. he was 35 years of a:,?e Mr.
Bradsher will be missed among
his many friands.
By a Friend.
A Years Pastoral Work
Rev. J. D. Andrew paetor of
the Reformed Church here hands
us the following as a report; of
his years work.
Number times preached i-!i9
Number Funerals 37
Number Marriages 15
Number new members recdved40
Number Pastoral calls 12c 6
Number deaths churc? rujmlbers
MAIN BUILDING AT
FIRE leEATENS BLOCH IN
THE lART OF GREENSBORO
■ ■■) .
Grreensboro, Jan. 2.—Fire
which broke out this evening at
6 O’clock in the third story of the
H. M. Coble building on South
Elm street, in the heart of the
business sectibn, camseda loss to
owners of real estate and bccu-
pants of buildings estimated all
the way frorn $50,000 to $100,-
000. From the Coble building
the fire was communicated to the
adjoining building', which is own
ed by R. L. Vernon of Charlotte,
and this was also badly da,mage-
ed. The first floor of the two
buildings was occupied by the
three store of James H. West,
confectioner a!nd restaurant; 1.
Isaacson, clothier, and Opple-
man & Son, pawnbrokei^, The
damage to these inen was not by
fire, but by water. On the sec
ond fioor was located the job
printing business of Stout Broth
ers, and the United States x«-
cruiting sta,tion. The loss^’ to
Stout BrotherB was heavy, |iirae-
tieally all ,of tbefjf printinir
and Stock being. Worthless ot
burned. On the third floor a lot
of material and goods was stored
and this was burned. It is infi-
possibl^ to estimate the loss any
thing like accurately, and the
insurance is nothing like enough
to cover the da®»ag«.
The fire was one of the most
stubbOTn and spectacular ever
seen here. The fireman did ex
cellent work. At one time it
looked as if the whole block was
endangered by the blaze. It was
the worst fire that Greensboro
has had in many years, and the
loss is ^eater perhaps than all
of the fires of last year put to
Last night at 9:15 o’clock, in
the parsonage of the Grace
Methodist Protestant church.;
Miss Eunice M. Shephard and
Earl Ireland were quietly marri
ed by the pastor, the Rev. T. J.
Ogbum, in the presence of a few
friends of the contracting par
ties. The wedding was intended
as a surprise and very few of the
friends of the yoiing i^ple knew
that it was to take place.
42 20.27 ;
Take notice young men: Mr.
Luther M. Tesh, secretary of
the world wide Baraca Move
ment. will speak in the Baptist
church Tuesday evening, Jan.
24th, under the auspices of the
Men’s Bible Class Association o#
All closes, members of the
Association, are requested to
come in a body to this meeting
and ah arrangement will be
made for every claas to sit in. a
All Philathea and young ladie^
classes are especially invited. Im
fact, everybody is invited-
Let’s work to ihe end to have
300 ladies and 300 men preseiit
at this meeting.
T. D. Dupuy, President
John H. Vernon, Secret^
Miss Iris Holt was at home
her many friends last
from eight to eleven.
Durham, N. C., Jan. 4—Fire
early this morning totally de
stroyed the main building of
Trinity College, the Washington
Duke building. The origin is
unknown. The loss is n»ear
^100,000, insurance ^0,000. It
contained dormitory, class rooms
and administrative offices. The
building was to have been aban
doned and tom down, but the
new building is not yet ready.
School is closed down for' one
week. Forty students were in
the building and many trunks
were bum^, but all the stu
dents escaped unhurt.
It was the oldest building on
the campus and was the first ^ft
of Wiishington Duke to the col
lege. Many records of the col
lege were lost in the fire.
If you want better butter you
have to feed Ko-Pres-Eo-Kake.
Mr. R. W. Johnson has opened
a Studio at Snow Camp. Open
every Saturday. Read his ad.
The Foster Shoe Co. are offer
ing some bargains on odd pair of
shoes they have since taking
their inventory. See ad.
Immediately foFlowing the
ceremony the young couple
boarded No. 38 for an extendi
bridal tour to Boston and other
large northern cities. They will
return about January 15 and will
make their home in the city.
Both of the young people are
well known here. The bride
groom is in the shoes business,
he having recently opened a stere
for that purpose on South Elm
street.. The bribe resides on
Elam avenue, just, west of the
city, and is the sister of Mes-
dames C. C. Collins and L. A.
Andrews. Friends of the young
couple showered them with rice
at tne station last night when
they left for their bridal tour.—
Greensboro Daily News.
[Mr. Ireland is a cousui of
Messrs John and Clair Ireland
and was a resident of this city
until about three years ago.] i
The Annual Meeting of The
Policy Holders of The Fariners
Mutual Fire liisurance Associa
be held in The Court House in
Graham N. C. Saturday Jan. 7tb
1911. A full attendence is re
evening trom eight to
The most interesting game of the
evening wasprogressive domino
es in which George Sharpe wpo
the first prize and George ,I.5lej
the booty; The iiali
dining room and iparlbr wejf#,
tastefully decorated with missel-
toe and holly. The punch bosf/t
in the haU was gcaoefoHy pi?e6id>
edover by Biessie^^H^
Ethie Gai^tt fuauaisted by Misses
Ada Guthrie and Bertha Gates.
Delicious fruit salida, cake and
mints were served in the dining
room. The evening will long be
remembered as one of pleasure
and amusement After taanking
Miss Holt for her kind entertain-
ment the crowd dispersed.
Rev. Tho». G. Faulkner
Greensboro, will supply the pul
pit on next Snnday ' —'
inst at 11 o'clock. Iliere
be no night service.
The Bell is temporarily wt of
commission, so the
will be guided by notices for the
It probable that Rev. Thos. L.
Trott of West E^ham wiS
preach on the 22nd. or 29tk
mst., however, this will be d^f-
finitely announced later.
The new Rector, Rev. Jolitai
Benners 6ibble» will
after February fiinst
■^.'.^0 —i.i V
There was a very pretty
riage solemnizM at the home at
Mr, W. H. Griffin at LSI
Tuesday afternoon at oneo’«lc
when Mr. A. E. l>ak and Mia*
Oliliier Griffin were united in the
bonds . of matrimony by
bride's pastor. Rev. H. F. Wdt
The bride aAd gtoian left im>
ih^iately after the ceremo^
for a short weddtnir trip*
wihch they will beat thdr home
Noliee te 0tt«clm hi SwtB
Notice is hereby €lo(f
the Direeltors of the State IDis
patch Pub. Co., are called U
meet in the office of the CatnpaBy
Thursday January 12th t
o’clock p. m. •
It is hoped that eaeh and ev^r;
one can arrange to be present
B. E. Teaipie Set