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Names of Those Wh» Have
tered the Dispatch Contest.
jsiAMi: NO. VOTES
Rp r^ia Mav Horne 63000
Ad lie Kay' 54000
Mebane, R. No. 4, 45800
\V, J. Brooks 44700
j^jarv Lee Coble, R. No.l 41500
Waller Workman 15600
Li?2ie Cheek 13100
Bettie Lyde May 9000
W. I. Braxton, Snow Camp, 7900
Martin L. Ck>ble, R. 1. 4300
X. F. Matkins, 3700
Carrie Albright, 3600
Mrs, B. L. Shoffner, R. 10, 3000
J. R. King, 1100
May Carr Hali 1000
Margie Cheek 1000
Doyie Heritage 1000
Commwciation from Mr. Holt.
Aug. 7 th, 19i2.
Last Sunday mornining at the
Baptist Church a very impressive
inemoria] service was held in
honor of Rev. -J. G. Hocutt, and
Dr. Thomas Hume, both of whom
v;ere among the former pastors
of ihis church. The principal
addresses were :by Prof. J. B
Robertson, Mr. E. S, W. Dam-
eron. Rev George V, Tiliey of
Catlibert, Ga., all of whom were
students under Dr. Humeaii'i by
Prof. Collier Cobb'who was ciose-
ly associated with Dr. Hime at
Chapel Hill. Prof. Cobb, besides
payi?ig the highest tribute to the
Christian charter of Dr. Hume,
stated the same of the foremost
scholars of the north had declared
to him that Dr. Hime and Dr.
Crawford H. Fay, now of Harvard
'.vere the two leading scholars of
ail the south. Each speaker
paid very high trbutes to the
goodiiess and worth of both Dr.
Hirs.e and Mr. Hocutt.
The only surviving brother of
Mr. Hocutt was present and read
a orief skitch of'-his early life.
Itiar.y relatives and friends of
bo'h men were present irom
vari";.]? parts. All the addresses
v.ere oi a high order, and the
service was exceptionally rich
R. F. D, PICNIC
Saturday was a day long to'be
ren:embered in the minds of the
people as a day of R. F. D. Picnic.
A mass of people between
eight hundred and one thousand
it) number gathered at McC’s to
c-^jlybrate the annual memorable
occasion of the annual picnic of
F. routes No 2, 3, and 5, Also
atson R. No l and Union Ridge
K, Xo 1. The eye of man seldoni
g&y.es. upon a scene such as was
v.it.nessed at this great picnic
when a table one hundred and
seventy five feet was spread with
the most tempting things to eat.
h uJTice it to say that the mighty
t hrong was fed with basket fulls
of fragrnefits remaining. The
g : d women of -these neigh-
bv 1 loocis try to excell each other
in liie preparing of food for these
Cv'casion was evident.
Speeches equal to the occasion
^vere made by Messrs Rev. Guthre
Prof. J. B. Robertson and Rev.
i\. M. Andrews.
Two games of’ ball enthused
many of the spectators when
Baynes crossed bats with Hope-
dale, and again with McCp.y.
The excellet order of the day
was a marked feature, seldom to
be excelled by a crowd of this
size. While the social enjoy-ment
which was of jovial natural am
used the crowd.
That these R. -P. D. Carriers
will be attended by ev6n larger
crowds another year is evidenced
by the good time each one had.
The Carriers who spent no time
in making the entire loccasion a
• access are to be thanked by all.
^votice To School Childreo.
All school children who expect
to enter the City Graded School
at its opening who have not be^n
vaccinated are required by law be
fore allowed to enter.
The health officer Dr. W. D,
Moser requests that this matter
be not delayedtbut be attended to
at once, as he has a fresh supp
ly of vaccinating points on
\ ‘ ' m I' ' '
The Dispatch a year for
I beg to especially emphasize
whatiOLi heard our tempoi^ry
State Cimlrmah, Mr. Jas. . N.
Wi! liamson Jr., and I mention
at the Convention in Greensboro,
l^st Thursday relative to ur^ng
as many as possible to subscribe
to the Phiiadelphia North Am-
ERICAN and how indispensable
it is, etc,, etc.
I lay so much stress on this as
sjach a gr^at force that I have
been speaking a good word for it
some time, and recently have
written a number of pei^ohs and
have now decided to put this in
circular form and mail to a num
ber all* over the State as I knovv
of no better campaign w’orker in
the way of literature aua reading
This is one of the most livfeand
wide awake Dailies I know of i3.nd
although fearless is not sensat
ional. Therp is not a day passes
I do not learn something from its
strong editorials as well as get
some dope and itjside news I
would never get otherwise.
This is one of the very few real
INDEPENT papers of any size
east of Ohio- and the Mississippi
Valley and only two years ago,
one Magazine stated was.the only
independent paperin the Country.
Can think of no DAILY which
gives so much knowledge in ret
urn for your investment of"^25c.
The address is just NORTH
AMERICAN, Phiiadelphia, Pa.
Is most gratifying to see how
it is read here and the growing
cirulation since last March. Hope'
other Counties will follow the
same example, and no one can
afford to be without it and miss'
the history the^ Progressi ves are
Am glad to hear what a big
circulation the weekly KANSAS
CITY STAR has; ia the rural
districts and for a weekly the
OUTLOOK is ihost indispensable
at this particular time and Col.
Roosevelt’s articles relative to the
Chicago STAL are most keenly
interesting a^d is a pity that
every American citizen cannot
read every one of them entiled:
“Mr. Taft’s Majority”, “Thou
Shalt Not Steal”, “The No. 2.
Steam Roller”,^“Men Who Live
Softly”, etc., etc.
The August REVIEW OF
REVIEWS also gives yoii this in
such a nice way and in condenseti
Perhaps copies of Congressman
George W. Norris’ (Nebraska)
recent speech could be obtained
in pamphlet form later .by writ
ing him in Which he gives the
facts in detail and in a most man
ly and courageous way.
MUNSEY’S Magazine has had
something unsually intructi ve for
almost the wJbole year such as
“Catching up with Roosevelt”
The, same can be said for COL
• In fact nearly all the Magazines
have been, illuminating and I am
trying not to discriminate too
much in favor of any and no doubt
everyone you can think of will
have something good in store for
the few remaining campaign
months which I advise, people to
at least skim if no more, but our
dailies are what we need now
with only some ninety (90) more
days before election and g return
to the Philadelphia NORTH AM
ERICAN which no progressive
or thinking man can afford to be
without and the paper which
redeemed the bpss-ridden City of
November. Words are inadequate
to express the force of this paper
for everything calculated . for
GOOD and I am only trying to
help the progressives to realize
one of the best ways to work for
The issue of this particular
week I shall feel like saving for
future reference as this is certain
ly a most important epoch iii our
It was with the deepest iegret
that I could not get to Chicago as
I wired Col Roosvelt yesterday,
however hope to be present at
his Notification as I will arrange
to take my Vacation North at this
Mr. Williamson in his wir^^^d
letter tells me that everything at
Chicago has surpassed all antici
pations and he undoubtedly;; be- j' *
BURLINGTON, N. C, AUG.
lieves ROOSVELT will be our i
next President. |
Again recalling last Thursday
with unsiial pleasure and looking
forward to the STATE PROG
RESSIVE CONVENTION with
renewed pleasure and enthusiasm!
I atn .with kind personal regards I
and all go6d wishes,
' r Very truly yours,
Erwin A. Holt.
P. S, Please bear in mind I am a
State- DEMOCRATIC but have
been for Roosvelt from the very
llifeinuil MftcMse Was Ment For
. High Poiat Society Girl
Greenslwn) Aug. 12. ~ Sensatio
nal developniehts are promised
from High Point within the com
ing 24 hours as the result of a
rigid investigation into the cir
cumstances and causes aurroun-
ding the explosion of an infernal
machine in the office of the Sou
thern Express company at High
Point Saturday, and because of
which W. M. Busbee lies cri
tically burned in St. Leo’s hos
pital and his cashier, Mr. Morten,
is nursing painful and serious
burns. The investigation yest
erday was made undeT the direc
tion of United States District
Attornev A.^ E. Holton, and Chief
of Police Ridge, of High Point.
Chief RicTge last night admitted
that the case had assumed star-
tlingly sensational proportions,
.through decjined to make any
comment or to answer any direct
questions with a bearing on the
case. He said that his men exp
ected to mt)4(e an arrest during
the night, but until tlk party
was taken his name would not
It became known yesterday
and was,last night aimitted by
the authorities that ttie' machine
was not ment for Ppstmast^r
Charles Hoover, of Thomas ville.
Instead it is known that it was
intended to fail into the hands of
a prominent young society woman
of-v High Point. This young
woman whose name is withheld
until an arrest is male, conferred
with the officals ye-sterday and
is said to have fiirnished them
information of a damaging nat
ure against a yong man of Tho-
masville who has stood well in
business and society and whose
family is one of influence. , The.
motive assigned is that the Tho-
masville man had been jilted by
the young woman and that the
infernal inachine was expected
to explode in her hands as rev
enge. The young wo man herself
has supplied the theory,'it being
that her young friend and lover
had promised to return to her
certain trinkets or presents.
The belief was that she would
innocently open the door which
swuiag on a leather hing in*the
expectation of finding her ret
urned, trinkfets. , .
That the package miscarried
is due solely to the fact that it is
human to err. The original shi
pping tag, it is now said, did not
bear the name of Charles Hoover.
Instead it bo.re the name of
the High Point girl The pack
age was entered in the Thomas-
ville office and through a rnistake
of an express clerk vay-billed to
Charles Hoover, High Point.
That mistake, it is said, was due
to the fact that Hoover’s name
appeared on the opposite' side of
the address on the tag. When
the package arrived at High
Point on the morning of Dec
ember 2, the^ expressman found*
OUR NEXT PRESIDENT. , -
fSominated by the ProfresiSLve Party at Chi-
Hiram W. Johnson of California^
ed for Vice-President. •
Picnic On No. 8.
The large Grove at Mr. E. K.
Isley’s was the scene of a great
picnic Saturday August 3rd 1912.
The grounds were literally
covered with horses buggies and
automobiles and people from far
and near. . /
At 11:30 the program began
and Mr. Hays the aimable carrier
on no. 8 introduced Mr J M Cook
as Master of ceremonies, and
after making a few brilliant re-
rnarks in his inimitable happy
style and after making an
apology for not saying more on
account of asevere heabachei
Mr. Cook introduced Mr. R. M. |
Andrevts as the first Speaker,
after a few sallies of wit Which
were well received Mr. Andifews
con sumed about ten minutes in
an able discussion of the value of
good roads and introduced farm
ing. Mr. Cook next introduced
Prof. J. W. Lasley of North
Carolina, vrho held the close att
ention of his audience for several
minutes with the recitation of
the famous, ‘ ‘ Casey at The Bat’ %
Hon. E. S. W. Dameron was
next introduced and after telling
a few anticdotes said chat he
would resign in favor of dinner.
The eighty foot table j airly
groaned under „ its burden of
R. F. D. No. 1.
th^y have been made the subject:
matter of party contests, they l
have Cut the lines of ; party ,,Fa?niers Iristit^ will be held
organization and Party; kctioh at Priend^hip i^pnda
athwart to the utter eonrusion of H^d a 3uit>rise'pai:ty fit G. W.
political action in every other field Pattei;;son’s Saiurday evening.
They have thrown every other Lillian and Farry Graves gave
victuals and it was
that it was waybOleX to Charles abundantly evident that women
question, however ioi;j-jrtant,
into the background aind have
made constructive, party, act.ioii
impossible for long., years to-
gather. So far as T am. my self
Concerned, ther.eifore, I can never
c6nsent to have the quesfion of
localoption hiadjg an i^sue bet
ween political parties in this state.
“My judgmesnt is'very clear in
this matter I do hot believe vthat
party programs of the higest con
sequence to the political life of
ie state an^ of the nation ought
to be thrust pn one side and hope
lessly embarrassd for long periods
togther making a political
issue of a great Qiuestion which is
essentially ; nohipolitick,l>; non
partisan, mortali and' social in its
RespiScting^ tlie, call of Senator
Thomas P, Gore'^of Ok lahoi^a, at
the summer capital tobay Gov-
ernor Wilsbn SEwd tornight:
“It was almost entirely a social
call, but we hdturaliy watidered
off into a discussion of a number ^
of questions of organization and' know
.campaigning.’- v ^
Senator Gore said: ■
Hoover, while it was tagged to a
young woman.^ Neither Hoover
or the woman ever ca,lled for the
package ard the matter had been
taken up with the ThPmasville
office, through without satisfact
ory result. It was finalljldet
ermined that ho Charles Hoover
hved in . High Point and Saturday
Manager Busbee was examining
the package preparatory to cons
igning it to the “Old Hoss” heap
when the explosion occur
on nO; 8 had not forgotten how to
cook. Mr. Hayes moved among the
vast crowd ^as the guiding genius
of the occasion and vindicated hxS
well deserved reputation as the
originator and supreme master of
R. F. D. picnics. Baseball was
the chief'feature of the
,.“The conditionsof the
paign are very gratifying,
a birthday party S^iturday even-
;ing. Quite a humber .of their lit-
tl.er fritends weres. present and
etgnyed the ^occasion.
ing^ iVliss LHHiari Tuitner of Bar-
lingttJh: ' V- ■'
>J: F; Cobb and H. M. Cobb'!
Vli*. and. M,r$, A^ L. Coble Went
tO; Winston-Salem last week to
attend the sbidiers reunion a,nd
visit their brother, E. A. Cobb.
^Mrs. Petty of Burlington dau
ghter bf 4. J F. lisley recently
pur^chased the George Huffman
place near; Dr. Crises.
A. L Isley and Miss Nannie
of Richmond are' spending this
weeek .oo Nttl the guest of their
father J. R. Isley.
^ Mrj E. L, Glarthn of S^kes-
ville was a visitor on No I last
Don’t forget pur beautiful picnic
which is to be held in the beauti
ful grove at D. M. Eider, Satur
day August 24th. This is one of
the best places for a picnic we
and vi?e ate expecting a
good time. We have secured one
of the. uest stiing b inds in the
Cam slate to make muiic for us.
_ ha L I/o^eaking Will te at eleven o’clock
considerit is nevejp s^fe and for after which dinner will be serv-
join The State Dispatch sub
scription honor roll now- is
the best time.
Wilson favora Local Option!.
“I am in favor of local option.
I am a thorough believer-in local:
self government and beiieve ev?
ery self-governing community
which constitutes a social unit
. should have the right to\ control
1 the matter of the withholding of
I licenses. "
'‘But the questions invblveaare
social anb nloral and are not
susceptible of being made parts
of a , part program. Whenever
that reason we are g:bing to con
duct a very vigorous and spirited
campaign. There are two blun-
jders wnich it is very easy to make
one is to overestinmte our o wh
str’ength and the other is to under
estimate the strength of your
opponents. We are going to do
neither.” . ‘
Speeiaf Eleciimt Railroad Bonds
The Registrar’s books of South
Burlington Precinct will be open-;
ed ait ^bt. BarnweH’s Harness
Shop from Aug. 10/till Sept. 7,
except oh Saturdays, when the
Registrar win be at the Brick
Store oh Webb Avenue.
edv At two o’clock we will have
foot>racihg followed by a g^ime
of biaill. R^renhmets served free
by^^rriers. Patrons of R. F.
No i and No 10 are urged to be
present and enjoy the day with
us. Als(f patrons of other routes
^e invited to be present. Bring
your ba^liet and less make this
the best Mpnic of the occassibo.
0 Stgtie Dis-
^(a3v. Kitth»a speaks.
Governor W. W. Kitchen who
is waging his candidacy for the
senate spoke at the Brick Ware
house Tuesj^y night. Hi«
speech was or rather might
be clarified as tli^t “Repm-
wlu^ ip tziwbliiigthe Ctovemor.