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yPBUlLDING or AMERICAN HOMES /J^DfAJ^CAir IP0VST^
Tied their best
nt Hill the first
t Everybody in-
i spend the day.
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*y feeble health.
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»lina Moody Sun
•]e spent Satur-
iss Lucy Carter.
' Larkin Moody
it load of Jersey
I have any for
BURLINGtON, N. C, 9,1911.
>liss May tie Spoon most chann-
intriy entertained a few of her
^frfends, Monday evl^ni ng from
8'3G to 11*30 o’clock, at her home
Broad Street in houor of Miss-
OnS Smith of Raleigh, N. a
TneiaVv^n was briiJiartly light*
[etl whi]e the porch and spacious
inariof decorciied wit a va?>eb
iof nakariiiJns, palms. I'ern^ and
jother potted plants.
Tlje guests were met at the
gate by Mrs. R. F. DiiRcuat ana
jSiss Bertha Cates, an.] were ur-
hnered to the porch vyheie they
vvere received by ivirs. C. ri
I Gates and Miss Ruth D:.mer(.>n,
After the exchange oi greei-
lings and the guests were £;eatec
Ion the iawn, a contest, which
cfilled an “Ice Contesrt” wa**;
greatiy en joyed. The prize which
Wcis a heauV]i.ul box of stationery
iwas W05 by Miss Wilkie Fatter-
jiion) while booby was awarded
jtol>r. J. P. Spoon.
Mrs. R. F. DuRant piefcided
lat the punch bowl. Cream and
I cake was served on the lawn.
A lew selections by Frol. J. B.
Roberson were very much enjoy-
V»^hen the time came for dep-
laiture, they^ most reluetantly
; bade tneir friends farewell de
claring Miss Spoon a most charm
ing hostess and the Spoon nome
with its beautiful lawn a very de-
iightfui place for a social.
Those present were:
Misses Pearl Fogleman, Agnes
Heritage. Bertna Cates, Verna
Gr.tes, Kutn Dameron, LiJlie
Turner, iris Hoit Willie Patter-
Hon, Ailie Patterson, Swannie
.Patterson, Addie Ray, Ethie
I'viarrett, .fetie Lyde May, Olivia
fSno:L% Kate Walker, Georgia
Wiis'jo. -'desdames C. H. Cates
and ti F. jJaRdnt. Messrs. Vii
us Hjii, Ernest Hoit, W. H. B .il-
iarci, G. Bridges, Gordon
C’-uriis, Jerry Lea, Paul Morgan,
Mark Lassiter, Lexie Patterson,
iH&cK. Cheek, Menter Coble Clyde
Hornaday, A. E. Hobgood, J. P.
Andrews Drs. W. A. Koraaday-
\\. D. Moser and J. P. Spoon.
The out of town ^ests were
Misses A?ny Garrison and Flor
ence Kimball of Charlotte, Miss
MjnaPinnix of Kernersville 1\,
C , Misses Beulah Coble and Myr
lie Ezelle of Graham Miss Byers
of Greensboro and Miss Veliie
Styles of Ashboro and MeF.srs
A lovely affair of the past
week was the reception given
Friday night by Misses Lizzie and
Julia Fogieman at the home of
their father Mr. W. H. Fogleman
on Front Street in honor of their
guest Miss Lillian Tucker of
Greenville, N, C, ■ ■
To amuse the crovv^d games con,
sisting of “Progressive Hearts’*
in which a box of luscious candy
wa'6 awarded Mr. Vitus Holt,
and a cont*^st in w^kich an irisb
pota,to dressed, the prize a
doll being won by Miss Julia Holt
and J. R. Hoffman.
The punch bowl on the porch
was gracefully presided over by
Miss Rosa Patterson.
A profusion of evergreens
mingled with roses decorated the
large and spacious rooms.
At a late hour delicious refresh
ments consisting of cream and
cake aud ices were serve, the
These present were:
Misses Julia Holt, Rosa, Myrtle
and Swannie Patterson, Grace
Hoffman, Ethel Gfavin, Annie
Maude Faucett, Edna Graves,
Nonie Moore, Lillian Tucker,
Mable Lea, Mrytle Stewart At-
trice Kernodle, Lizzie and Julia
Fogleman. Mesdames. Dr. Ker
nodle, D. H. Hall, 0. H. Fogle*
man, Walter Stewart
Messrs Vernon Isiey of Whit-
sett Bascom and Clyde Horna
day, Mark Lassiter, Earle Lash-
ley Summie Sharpe Vitus Holt
JoeFogteman, Dr. Chas. Kernodl
Jnc. Hoffman, Dr, Loftin Ker
nodle, D. H. Hall, El. May and
Mr. Jas. N. Johnson of Siler
City and Miss Henrietta Lowe of
this city wili be married this
ev^ing (Wednesday) at 7:45
in the Fi^nt Street Methodist
Church. The ceremony to be
preformed by-Rev. J. A. Homa-
day, while the melodious strains
|if Mende^olm laire Mng rehder-
by Miss Florine Rohertson
Miss Love will enter with her
iousin Miss Emma Love as maid
o£ honor and attended by Misses
Aj^es Heritage, Maytie Spoon,
Lillian Turner and Blanche Hen
derson as brideK maids, and Mr.
Lamb of Siler City as best man,
while Messre Ernest Holt, Gor
don Curtis, Mr. Henderson and
Dixon will act as ushers. The
flower girh w^ill be Edna Love
and Eleanor Boland.
The bride will be attired in a
beautiful gown of white messa-
line satin, with veil covering a
crown of orange blossoms. The
church will be elaborately decor
ated with palms ferns and sweet
Immediately after the cere*
mony the bride and groom will
leave on the nine o’clock train
for northern cities after which
they vdll return and reside at
Siler City where the groom is en
gaged in the mercantile business.
Miss Love is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Love and is
a beautiful and accomplished
young lady having graduated in
the Graded Schwl at this place
with the class of 1910.
Both have the congratulations
of hosts of friends.
Raleigh, Aug. 3.*^ The raian-
agemeif of the North Carolina
state fair announces that a con*
tract has been closed with the
Curtiss Aeroplane Company ibr
ehibitions each afternoon of the
fair, October 17 to 20, and that
the aviatar^l be either Lincoln
Beachey or Hugh A. Robinson,
two of the most noted aviators in
this counl^, Beachey having re
cently driven nis machine under
the Niag^ bridge and Robinson
having ^ven his machine sucr
cessfully under the great Illihojis
Central bridge at Cairo, IlL It is
an ironclad contract for exhibits
each afternoon unless the wind
is more than 35 miles an hour.'
Eastbound passenger train No.
^ on the ^uthem which rune
fitom Asheville to Goldsboro, po
sing here at five o’clock was
tvipecked Ifriday about noon, sev
en miles from Salisbury. 20
j passengers were injured, six of
whom are serious, and a number
of tliem are jt the hospital at
Salisbury. While making full
time the obseryatipn ciar left the
track and all other cars follow
ing. ^ The chair car going: down
a thirty foot embankment and
sliding to the bottom.
Kinston, N.G., Aug. 3.-WlHle
returhirig from chur«h in a bofir-
^ with Mr. J. B. V GiiTis^ Miss
Maggie Suggs, of (vreene Coonty,
sustained burn^ '—' *
The Annual Picnic of the Front
Street Methodist Sunday School
was held Thursday at the Bill
fiolt farm beyond Alamance Mills
now owned by Mr. D. M. Elder
and family. The Sunday School
which is one of the lar^st in
town with a number of invited
friends which made a mighty
throng of i^ople for a Sunday
School picnic numbering about
five hundred left the Church
early jn the morning in bugles,
carriages, wagons arid auto
mobiles. After an hours ride
arrivtid at the scene for the out
The -was spent rompmg a-
rour.d v v>?r the farm. The beys
goir.g swiinming, the girls jump-
ling the rupe and joining in the
of base ball.
. alt^r an^d Coy Wilimmsof as^tensions and exciting
uara, .N. w. I races rnad i melody for the young
I sters while those of inature age
i enjoyed seeding the children play
ond discns>Te4 their boyhood and
and girlhood days.
A visit to the historical scene
of the Alamance battle ground
With a dinner equal to the
crowd and occasion the day will
long be remembered.
in Honor of Miss Love.
The Philathea Class ol the
Methodist Sunday School gave a
most enjoyable miscellaneous
shower to Miss Henrietta Love
at the home of Miss Dora Horna
day last Monday afternoon from
five to seven o’clock.
When all were seated in the
parlor, Miss Love occupied an arm
;':air near the center of the group
be.-ieath a large white bell.
Instrumental music was fur-
rshed by Mrs. W. L, Mann of
^Ibemarl, and Miss Florine Rob
ertson; among other selections,
Mendelsohn*'s Wedding March
was .‘sVv’eeily rendered. A large
cake containii)g a thimble, a
di-'i^eand a diamond (?) ring was
placed on a table in the center
of the room, and each guest cut
a slice Miss Florine Robertson
got the ring, which indicates that
nhe will be the next member of
i.he class to wed; Miss Jennie
Vaughan got the dime, which
promises wealth; no one cut the
i^lice containing the thimble,
wiiich declares that no member
oi the class will be an old maid!
cream and cake W’ere served.
The merry party was then invited
the lawn to see if there were
any signs of rain, the bride-elect
WiiS escorted by the class presi-
Jer.t, Miss Florine Robertson, to
^ ';age umbrella suspended from
^ branch of a tree and was ask-
-Q :o lower the umbrella and as
did so a great shower of
iXiits fell about her. All were
on the soft, green grass
-M iiis Love looked at her dainty
1 useful gifts, and several
were given her.
^ -. .-^t as the sun went dewn, the
party disbanded, feeling
i of their noble class, ‘and
'•2ng that they were Phi-
Ckiidren’s Exercise fit M. P. Cktirch.
An exercise was rendered at
the Methodist Protestant church
Sunday night by about thirty-
five of the children which show
ed unusual pains had been taken
in trainining the youths. The
exercise W'hich was of ordinary
length was rendered without a
single announcement of program
on the part of anyone. Each
child responding at the pro'per
Special mention is due the four
little girls dressed as Japanese
who sang a song in that langu-
What the song vt^j^ we do
not know, not being able to in
terpret tha:t language, but as
the collection was taken by them
at the finish of the song,
suppose it was about giving to
the Japanese. The rostorum
was decorated with evergreens
which presented a lovely and
picturest background for the
The chuich was crowded.
Mr. Greenberg io Moire.
Durham, N. C,, Aug. 4.—Mr.
and Mrs. Arthur Greenberg are
preparing to move to Burlington
where they will live in the fu
Mr. Greenberg will close his
store on Main street and go to
Burlin^on and open the same
kind of business. He retires
from business in Durham be
cause it was necessaay for him
to move from the Barb^ build
ing and other business space was
not ava.ilable. ,
He is particularly pleased with
the outlook in Burlington and has
found an agreeable location.
Mrs. Greenberg vrill assist him
in his kork and she has been his
best asset since they formed the
partnerahip. There will be many
people 4Wvho must re^et their
the various “points" exp
to learn how they can be skimp
ed, and to ask prices without in
curring the least obligation to
buy. Dr. N, Rosenstein of Dur
ham will be at the Burlington
Drug Co., Tuesday, Aug. 15th,
for the pui^se of examining
e^es and fitting glasses. Glass
es made by us have ffh individu
ality which appeals to discrimin
ating wearers of gl&ssss. And
then, too, they are m.Kierately
pric^. Don’t forget tr^ see Dr.
N. Rosenstein next Tuesday,
Aug. 15th, at the Barlington
Drug Co,, about your glasses.
sengCTS were covered in a mass
of timl^r, broken chairs a,nd
glass. The cause of the wreck
was due to spreading of the
track. With one or two except
tions it is thought the injured
will recover. It is somewhat
miraculous that no onie was killed
in the wreck. The wreck causd
No. 22 to be niore than two hours
late when it. passed this station^
Saxapahtw Def^tats Qraham.'
Saturday P. M. the 5th ihst. at
the Fiair Grounds ih Burlinjgton
the locals administered a shut
out to Graham. Score being 2
toO. ' ,.
Perry for Saxajiahaw pitched
gilt edged bail, allowing pjne hit
only, and being very effective
with men on bases. His broth
er, C. Perry deserves special
mention for his work at the re^
ceiving end. His pegging being
of the League orde:^.
Jn the fifth inning with Perry
safe on fiirst E. McBane hit Holt
for two bags, P. McBanfe next up
hit over 4n center garden for
thr^ bases fjcopng two men.
The locals ^ave good pupport,
only one error being recorded
against them. " , ^
Graham was strengthened yei^y
tohi and also Te^nesisee players
but were outcltos^ in every par
ticular by the locals; We have
played 12 games ahd[ lost one,
and are open for games with
any amateur team in. this sectibn
of the State ami those desiring
games can write to J. 0. Cor
bett, Mgr., Saxapahaw,NC* .
They had b^nattendin]|^4 Sun*
day-school convention- at Hull’s
Crosi^Roads Church, in Infs^tots
Township, and had started home,
when suddenly the young lady’s
dress was discovor^ to te on
fire. She jumped from the bue-
The pas- Ky and ran through the woods in
a panic, and thus faiin^ the
flames into a fearful blaze.
Her companion ran after and
overtook her, and made heroic
efforts to subdue the flames, sus
taining burns on his hands,
which win probably mark him
for life, but v^^hen the flames
were quenched the young lady’s
body was so horribly burned that
there was ho hope of recovery.
She was hurried home, where
she died at 3 o’aock the next
Miss Suggs was the daughter
of Mr. iandMrs. P. T. Suggs, of
Jasofl, Greene County.
The origin of the fire is shroud
ed in mystery.
Mr. Garris; the young lady’s
companion, does not smoke and
had not used a match for any
purpose. It is supposed .tet
while they wferfe ih the church
soi^e one haid occupied the buggy
while smoking, and in this way
set fire to some hay under the
buggy seat, which smouldered
until fanned into flames 'the
motion of the buggy and ishun
set fire to the young lady’s dreit«,
reiBUlting in her death, as stated
above. , ‘
Mr. and Mrs. John Nicholson
who live three miles from Mebane
celebrated his seventy-eight
birthday Friday by having pre
sent fifty eight of their children
grand children and friends.
Those who attended from here
were Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Foster
Sr., and family Mr. and Mrs. G.
A. Amick and family. Mr. and
Mrs. Nicholson are the parents
of Mrs. Foster and grandparents
of Mrs. Amick.
A good dinner was served and
the time spent socially. Not
withstanding the fact that Mr.
Nicholson fell a few days ago
and has a broken rib he is as
jolly and spry as a boy of sixteen
Your Gty Jax Mwst Be Paid.
This is to notify all those who
have not paid their City Tax for
the year 1910 and previous years
that the sa me must be paid at
I am ordered to advertise the
property of all those who fail to
pay'and will be compelled to do
A. A. Rtissell
City Tax Collector,
Once Lived in Almnance.
A complaint was filed with the
Clerk of Guilford county seperior
court one day last week in which
Jas. E. Carrigan prays for an
absolute divorce from his wife,
Sadie Thaxton Carrigan, on ac
count of scandulous conduct on
the part of the wife. Mr. and
Mrs. Carrigan, for a time ranked
high in social circles. They
riove'd to Durham the first of
last year, and made there home
there until the past spring when,
it is stated. Mrs. (^arrigan left
for parts unknown;' Mr. Carri
gan is a popular salesman. Mr.
and Mrs. Crrri^n were married
in this county in February, 1905,
lived at Gi*aham for a few
months and then moved to this
city, after which they moved to
Greensboro 1907. It is stated
that soon after moving to Greens
boro Mrs. Carrigan received
markedi attention from men, di
ning them at card parties against
the protests of her husband.
And that on the first of this
year she abandoned her home
and has not been heard of since.
The husband asks the^ court for
divorce and that the two chil
dren, a daughter of five and a
son of three be given him.
Township Sunday School Meeting.
Boonstation Sunday Schools
^e called to meet at St. Marks
Reformed church on Saturday,
Aug. 12th at 10 o’clock a. m.
There will be a picnic by
A Carious Superstition.
The ancients believed that the
marrow of the human backbone
often transformed itself .into a
serpent. Pliny (Natural Histo
ry,” volume 10, page 66) says
that the marrow of a man’s back
bone will breed to a snake. The
Chinese (Worde’s “Eastern
Travel”) burned the backbone
to “destroy serpent that might
The regular communication of
Beulah Lodge No. 409 will meet
next Monday night at 8 o’clock,
August 14th, 1911. 1st or 3rd
degree work. All members are
expected to be present. All Past
Masters are especially invited
and will be Galled on for short
John H. Vernon,
E. W. Aiwater, Secretary
Rural Carriers to Meet.
A meeting of the Alamance
Association of Rural Letter Car
riers is hereby called to meet at
Burlington, in the office of The
State Dispatch, Saturday, Aug.
12, at iS:30 p. m.
Business of importance.
W. J. Brooks, President,
J. A. Low^e, Secretary.
The Burlington Graded Schools
will open September the 11th.
As stated l^fore, special ex
aminations will be held Auj^st
14th, 15th, 16th arid 17th for
those who have deficiencies to
All pupils who want to enter
the first and second grades must
do so diu”ing September or wait
until after Christmas.
By a City prdiarice all _
are required to be vaccinated.
Those who intend to enter school
and have not been vaccinated
will please take notice.
G. C. SiNGLisTARy, Supt,
In the Bnrlkgton Sunday Sckopis
Sitndaj, Angiut6, 1911.
Sunday School Totals.
San Francisco, Aug. 3.
able, she said, to “inake a m&n”
of her husband, Aniia Langley, a
frailwontian, 19 years old, yeister-
day shot and killed him, Thej
h^d been nmrried 45 monthsL
Early yegterdaj' James Lang
ley left home; sAyfnjj'he did not
intund to returms;? Mrs. Lang“
ley bought a reyo’ v r^r and start
ed to hunt her husbnnd. She
found him in a saloon. Accord*
ing to bystanders Langley turn
ed on her \rith a torrent of a-
buse. Without a word the wife
fired four shots. One struck
Langley and he died on the way
to aiiospital. Mrs. Langley was
“I do not isee w^ I should be
detained, ”_she; said At the dty
and I am
marriage I have supported my
husband and myself by working
as a stenogprapher. I tried to
make him stay away from sa
loons. I endured his abuse. I
tried to instill some ainbition in
to him and ci»ch him, for the
foremen’s civil service examina
tion.' He would not try. I could
endure no more.”
“I did nothing wrong
not sorry. Since our
A Georgia senator proposes to
tax bachelors $50 a year.. As if
the poor fellows hadn’t bad Iuck
Mr. Bryan may be a tet:>taler,
but there’s ino man in the world
whb knows' better what that
mornhig ^ter^eeling is.
MEN’S BIBLE AND BARACA
niS QIL IFE
%e Didn’t Wait.
His Better Half—I think it’s
time we got Lizzie m6,rried and
settled down, Alfred. She will
be 28. ;next week, you know.
Her Lesser Half—Oh, don’t
hurry, my dear. Better wait till
the right sort of a man comes al
ong. V ,
His Better Hals—But why
wkit? I didn’tl^Town andCoun-
John H. Vernon, Secretary
Mrs. Thos. Y. Montgomery
died August 7th at Carolina Cot
ton Mills at the age bi 62 years.
Deceased leaves seven living
children. and )ii(ahy friends who
are sadd[ened by his death.
Funeral ai th^ ;home, and inter
ment at Bethel CJhriltah Church^
Services conducted by Rev. J. \y.
Statesville, N. C.> Aug. 3.—
Reuben Combs, the young man
charged with the poisonihg of
his jgirl wife, Mrs. Bessie CombSv
' som^ weeks ago was placed bn
I trial in Iredell Superior court to-
1 day and the attendance at court
was abou c the largest ever seeij
! and the court room wouldn’t bfe-
^n to hold the crowds. The en
tire day’s session was taken in
the selection of a jury of the
special venire of 145 prei^nt, and
114 were examined before the
jhry was completed after «x di-
clock thie evening. The bill of
indictnient was read, the jury
addressed by the Micitor aod
court adjburhed till moniio^,
when the taking of the testinaom
will bejgin. ^ is pre
paring tbmiitej a strong ifight
for Combs, b^t on ;What pounds
|s not known. Inanity is svig-
g^sted, While' C^bs pleads
not guilty before^^ he
after his anrllt that he had
::en J«j8.:pif^rvStr3^^ ^;