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BURLINGTON. ALAMANGE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLiNA, FKIDAY. SEPTEMBER 17. 1915.
MB. CRAWFORD FOR ROAD IM-iMECTING AT M. P, CHURCH
PROVEMENT. ! CLONES,
itor The. Dispatch;- . . j The rsvival meeting which has been
I am writing you this to call atten-jiu progress at the Methodist Protest-
tion of the people of Alamance county , ant church for the past ten days, came
to the condition of that part of the'to a close Wednesday night. There
State highway from Mebane to Trol- j'vas much good done and several pe.--
ingwood. Some of the people of Me-I^ons were converted and some re
bane Burlington and Graham made an 'claimed. The pastor, Rev. G. L, Cur-
effort more than a year ago to get>y, did very faithful and earnest
this link in the State highway com-J preaching, while Prof. T. O. Pender
pleted, hot as a matter o£ selfish in-|pf Mebane led the song services with
terest to the citizens of Mebane, nor great succesf;.
to any other tow n, but as a *na!.ter of_; ' ^
I, public interest^ every citizen in Al-IlO nAt«i COITON
amance county. As a result of this . EXHIBIT,
agitation, the county commissioners ^
had this road r.iccly gi-aded, spendinj! Alamance county is, according to
CHAPEL HILL LETTER;
Chapel Hill.-N. C.
is rot a Univ!.'.;sity.
few; cur University stands ready to
dea! out its substance with an impaiTi-
C!rahari5 in- his ope;;i;:jj addi ess.
j Ali the various. (lcp;',rt'.rieiits cf the
Sep:. liJ^Oui's Uuivorsilj- are iirited in seoUiiig to
the favoi-ed : ;-:'.rry cut-;hi.^ idea of service. Take
the ■UBiver.^ity Y. M. C. A., for in
stance; It has estiiblisbed Bible groups
county is getting a worse reputation
thnii Pavidson ever had. In fact,
vidson ha.5 awakened to the advantage
of the, advertisement resulting from by the fair president.
goorf highways, and is now completing
her stretch of the .State highway by
1 ■ .U r„,„ mr., 'resources, an Alamance cotton exhs'i-
working three or four squads oi mca.. »
:t, iifid hundiai.s of other spcehU lea-
al hand to. all- the. people, of NTortlt [ali ever die catnpu.s, ten ‘ount?y Sun-
Cai'olina-—rich cr poorj old- or youn-?. jday schools, Boy Scout organizations,
This was. the idea expressed by Presi-jnnd ni^'ht ,$£-hooI.5 for the mill people
dent E. K, Graham in his opening aJ-|;ind negio£s cf Chiipel Hili and Carr-
dress last Thyrsday to the 098 stu-^boro. And what .he Y. M. C-A. is doiii"
denis assembled in MemoriijJ Hall, t'. small scale for the people arounJ
Uy six o’clock Saturday night thi^‘Chapel HHI, .the University at lar^e
number .had been, increased to 1,051.; is striving Vs do for the whole .state.
The total, registration for the wholo jThe Burcjju of Kxtension, ujsdcr the
of .last. ye^Jlwas IjO'il. Lust yeai* the ^ direction of I.)r. L. K. Wilson and 1C.
University . succeeded in going over R, Itahkni, .has. reachen cveiy 't:VuW
the 1,000 mark—the first college - in ; and cornci* c>f the S:ate through its
the State to make such a record. This - High School debates and athlclic cOn~
year the. mc.st .eonserv-ative of esti- rests and through the other books,
n\ates places the figures at 1,100 by papers and pamphlets it sends out.
the cloj?e of the.lDl5-i5 period, Many Thft schense of giving public lectures
thiiik there will be 1,200 students throughou- the will be continued
registered by the close of the year., by membc?.^ of the-faculty. Last'j'ear
The Freshman Class has jumped from ^uch lectnrt.s were gi\en in i50 towjis
in 1914 to o4;j in 1015, The grad-jaiid it i:- linp.-oxiniatoti thnt 50,000
uate and professional schools have al-jicople weie vcp.chcrd in ihis way. Tht»
■Weekly^ Ne\v.« I.otter hi\% a.circula-
interesl. j “Servicc”—this? ib the keynote^ tho tion of ;n;d "ive premise of bfv-
Captain Parnch has ai^^o written t:> i-AvitL-hwi;^ of the new University! ing 10,000 very long. This
Secretary Pogue av Raloijjh instruct-Upirit. “Th? jri’ealncs.s of a colleg? !e.;ter pri;.t.' ix*n! faets about North
depcnd-% upon itf ability to supply the
supremo humnn need of the people it
serves. To eeek the needs of oui*
people and to satisfy those needs as
far as j. lie.s within our power—this
is the important thing for us. The.-se
exhibit ! were the words used by President
possiblv on the grading twice the Captain E. J. Parrish, president of
amount necessary to surface it. Ho.v-,t!-o State Fai:-, expecting to have a
ever thev hare stopped at this point yl^rge cotton exhibit this year at the
and the 'road has never been scrapedThe idea greatly pleaded the
up. and today is in worse condition pi'esideiit who is especially in-
than if it had never been graded. /-rested in *he exhibit end of the fair.
As a citizen of Alamance county, I He has already WTittea to the Ala-
want to appeal to every man in the
county to urge the county commission-t-o send the cotton exhibit anrl f so increased ia number.s.
ers to complete this road before win- ifc.".nking them for their
ter^ It is no%v in wreiched eondilio'i,
and when winter sets iii u will be ini-
passible a.H it was last winter. As him to by no rnoans turn down
result of this condition, Alamance'
“Fill up all of the exhibit hails and
if !;ece.s.'.-;>’y put the e.vhibits under
tents.” were the instructions sent io
Jjurham cou nty
the county’s products aiid j,
Carolina iic-ople atul coiidition.'i. In
these and in niur.y olher ways the
University !.“> striving to fulfill it-s
duty as ;i University of the people, by
the people, ami for the people Of
Sowi it can be said that there ii> a
good Siund-clay road from Morehead
City to A.'shcville, except five tnlles in
Alamance county, I do not think thsi'ts
is a man in Alamance cGunty that
wants to submit to the criticism that
will result from thi,'; co;idilion any
lonjrcr than it i:= pos.'iililo for us \o
I'cniedy it. It i;- not my light akin*^;
it is the (ight of every citizc!) in ihe
cimnty. Let us ail bring pi-c.ssure !o
bear on the county rommis^^ioners .ti
their r.exv meeting. It i.i- a work that
must be dop-e for the sake of the good
name of our rou/ily, \Ve do not want
to get the reputation th,
of road woiild^ivc os, and the oniy
vro.y to sa^'c ouT'.selve.^ is to get busy,
write ihe commissioners, see the com
missioners and be at Graham at tho
next “firet Monday.’
This is not to Mebane’s interest any,
more than it is to that of Graham,;
Burlington^ Gibsonville^ or any other ^
town or citizen in the county.
tures from various couni.ies, wi
niake the State Fair bigger and bet- j
ter than ever before. CapUiin P.ir- j
I'isb i;! bnthu.-slastic over tlic ciiauc.‘s
ft !• a bis fair aiui says t^at he i.-i get- j
tiiur more en’Jui: i;;.‘-tlc each day,
THE ’AKK SAUK SA’51K!»,\Y.
lAT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
The ladies of :Ue llcthodist l‘ru-
testant church are very busy urraa;;--
ir.g for the big cuke sale ivhicii will
bo coi'.dncted under the auspices i;f
the Ludie.s /Vid Society of that church
.... , , , Saiurtlav, September iSth. at four
at this stretch . - i i
o’clock 1’. W,. in the new Isley build-
in." on Kroat .Sireei. There will be
one hursdred or more cakes placed on
•sale at auction. This sale is the re
sult of a contest inaugurated by the
Society, in which four prices will be
awarded to the owiiers of the four
best cakes. These prizes are offered
It is ’ of the Hico Miil-
. ^ ^1 ing Company, on condition that the
true that -we go over the road to get I ^ ^ .
_ , ! Hico flour be used in caking the
to the court house or to go to Graham ■ . .
_ ■ I cakes. The prizes consist of certain
and Burlington and do what shopping . _ , ,
, . .. (quantities of Hico flour, and will oe
we may choose to do there. It might , , , ,
. . . , , ,1 awarded oy three competent judges.
be better business for us of Mebane to ■
. . ... . ‘IAll ladies of the city and county, ex-
let the road remain impassible, but. . „ .
. , . . . (cepi, members of the Society, are eu-
we would rather lose business ttian i ’ .
..... . I Bible to enter the contest. AH cakes
get the renutation of living in a county . . , , .
. ‘ ^ . ... - most be in the hands of the Society
'^at refuses to put in order the on» . „ , ,, .
, - ^ i by Saturday at twelve o’clock,
impassible road at the State kign-
W. S. CRAWPO|lD.
Mebane, N. C. Sept. 13, 1#15.
The public is cordially invited to
attend this sale, as some of the best
cakes to be bad will be sold at auc
tion. The proceeds of the sale will be
used to pui^hasc a carpet for the
Little Sara Frances Murray enter
tained eighteen of her little friends
Thwrsday in honor of her fifth birth-
Several games were played after
which cake and cream was served.
Those enjoying little Sara’s hos
pitality were: Allie Malone, Mar
garet and Helen Heritage, Surah and
Anna Barnes Durham,' Helen and
Ruth King, Louise and Hazel Thomp
son, Ben, Kathrine, Blanche ani
Gla^s Roney, Nannie and Jule*
Stiuires, Pauline and Sames Rogers, j horses, will do weS to s“e then be-
Ola and Willie Mile*. fore buying.
AFTER MORE HORSES.
Fogleman Brothers, the big horse
and mule defers started last night
for the Valley of Virginia to buy sev
eral car loads of good hor.ses, mares
and mul^ for this market. Fogle
man Brothers say they have tried all
the Western markets bat And the best
in the Valley of Virginia. They are
a little higher in price but always
I give the best service, besides ac
climated to this climat®. Those want-
|iag good, well broke work or draft
Mr, E. I.. Wolalagcl,
Gospel soloist and SoHg Leader, whj
Rev, F. r>. King, Evangelist, will direct the mu.'ic at the First
who v;ill conduct' the meetings at Baptist church during (he reviv.ii
^First Baptist Church, beginning next meetings, lieginning next Sunday,
'Sunday, Sepcember 19th. September 19th.
K. F, B. No. 8,
Mrs. K. K. Isley has been sick for
several days, we regret to note. Hoile
she will .“iooii i-eg:;in her usual heakh.
We; did not go on the route Satur
day and thereby missed it. Jim Mc-
Culloch sent lis a bushel of apples
and by-the'time they ijot to Burling
ton there was only a dozen. ' Thai sub
of ours is something fierce-. Eats'
Lverythiiig iii sight a;id takes the
balance home. Thanks to McCulloc'n
for the apples any way.
. \V. A. Lewis still coniinues right
Thunks to ii.tle ilia.^ Selma Glenn,.
Samuel Mansfield, Uncle .\ndrev/ Wil
liamson, Uncle Nathan Gant and
0'i.liers for nice fruit and melons. Mis.
Matlock gave us a mail box full of
the nicest pears we hai'e had yet.
Mr. iind Mrs. .4. J. Uoss and daugh
ter, Bertha and Ona, Mrs. J. T, Line-
berry and daughter, Fioreiice, we,-e
vi.-iturs at J. I). Blanchard’s Sunday.
-lli.H.s Ida Simpson has re'.urned fro.n
a idva.ear.t trip to ;he mountains. She
had a Piice time.
We' are ioao.scmo these days, our
kill, T'Uss Margaret, left Tuesday for
colli:.u'e. We liepe she will do well.
Mr. and Mri;. J. M. Campbell of
Greensboro, Mr, and Mrs Charles
Campbell of Burlington visited at Mi'.
Walter Morton’s Sunday,
We had the pleasure of spending
pr.rt of Saturday with our friend and
•p.''.tron, J. Rankin Cates arul his good
people. Miss Margaret*was with us
lUid we enjoyoii our vi.“,it. We have
known ihcse people fcr many years
r'.nd the.-.’ I’.ave a warm place in oui’
IfKVIVAl. SIKLTINC AT THE KAP-
; 'IlST CHUKCH.
A .st-ric’.; i)f revival mcfn-.igs will
^'in a( till- Fii’st Uaplis! (/luirth im'-M
. morning. Rev. [■'. 1). iviii c.
evaiigeiisl, and Mr. K, L. Wolslatri'!,
CosjH;! soloi.st ami ^roiiir leader, will
be pi-osent to I'uiuiuct tile meelin.:-:-^
ivliich will la.-it :.wo weelis, I’.ii'i
Kvangelisi King ard .^Ir. Wolslagi'f
iiavi^ 5-ioen here bffore, and me well
kniiv,:! liy ihe of ihc city, who
are s^lad to learn nf their return .''or
another evangelistic ean'-|iaign. Mr.
King i.^ a very .strong, practical and
eanier.t preacher, and .Mr. WolsIag.il
is cla.s.sed as one of the best sir.gerd
in the South. Tho public is cordially
invited to attend these meetings,
whicli will i)C held each evening, be
ginning pi-oniptly at 7:00 o’clock.
I'lXMEST CLOWXS ON EARTH
ARE WITH The KOBIXSON
MARY PHAGAN SPEAKS.
Columns and coltlmns, enough o
m»ke many volumes, have been wi'it-
tsn 'about the tragedy in Atlanta that
resulted in the lynching of Leo M.
Frank. But to our minds nothing
more impressive, nothing truer, noth
ing finer, has been said than is writ
ten ia the current number of the New
Republic by Mary White Ovinyton.
It is entitled “Mary Phagan Speaks”
and is as follows;
You care a lot about me, you me:i
of Georgia, now that I am dead.
You have .spent thousands of dol
lars trying to learn who mutilated
You have filled the .columns of yotir
newsj-apers with the stoty of my
You ha»e broken into a prison and
murdered a man that I might be
But why did you not care for me
when I was alive?
I was a child, but you shut me out
of the daylight.
You held me within four walls
watching a machine that crashed
through the air, endlessly watching
a knife as it cut a piece of wood.
Noise fills the place—noi.se, dust
and the smell of oii.
S wish some of the thousands of
dollars tliat you spent on the triaS
might have kept me in school.
.: A real school, the kind you build
fi)r the rich.'
I worked through the hot August
diays when you were bossing the girls,
or shooting birds, or lounging in door
ways cursing the nigger; and you
never paid me enough to buy a pretty
You sometimes spoke coaraely to
me when I went to a»d from my
work. Yes, you did, and I had to
pretend I liked it.
Why did you dispise me when Uvii-»g
and yet love me so now ?
I think I know. It is like what
the preacher told me about Christ:
People hated Him when He was
alis’e, but i»ben He v.as deuv-i they
killed man aftei man foe His sake.
LOCAL TOBACCO MARKET OPENS
; The various warehouses comprising
the Burlington Tobacco Market will
open next Tuesday, September 21st,
thus ushering in the tobacco selling
season of Alamance county. The lwa!
tobacco men are very optimistic over
the outlook, as they are confident that
the prices, the quality aud the crops
will be good.
The Old Brick Warehosse twII 'le
under new management this year,
Messrs. B, 0. Guthrie and R. B. All-
red hitving assumed the management
!of this concern and promise their
friends that tl;e best of treatment aad
prices will be secured for them. These
clever gentlemen are telling the peo-
I pie of the county about their ■war2-
house throug'a the columns of the Dis
patch, and are therefore paving the
way for a big season filled with large
; sales. Look up their ad. in this issue
'of the Dispatch.
good, circu.5 make's all the .world
iiliin—at least that portion of human
ity within difc. rertch of any big. circus.' .
It always has beeji thu.-^. and ahvays
will [>e as long as human natui'e.is
.4. boy tievei- forge:.-= iiis first tii'cus—
neithei' does a girl forget it. ft is OHs -
of th« mile-stoiies thai mark the alto
gether too fieetihg years of childhood'.; -
career of ir.nocert aiul harn^less plea.;-
urcv What wouUl a circus be witho'ai;
a- b'ji’.d'? What woiild it be without a
The circus cIov.t. dates his origin
back to the, beginning of the circus
itself, and from time immemorial he
has been o.'ie uf the ihost imporia.it
features. During the growth and de
velopment he has by no means been
left behijid. He is funniej' iiovv
can ilo more tricks than ever before.
In the old days one clowr. suificed to
satisfy the demand for the sho'V-
goei'.s, but now it takes twenty-five fo/
the Robin.=on Faniou.-i Shows. Now
adays the cio'.vn who could not do any
thing but grin and drive a donkey that
played a tat'LOO with his hind heeU
on the diishboai'd of a little cart coa’d
not get a job. He n'lusi be versatile
or look for another po.'ition.
The acrobatic work is only a small
part of a clown’s performance. There
is scarcely a humorous phase of life
which the ciowns do not touch or a
herci.; feature which they d'> Slot bur-
le;:;ji,c‘. 'fjiis alwti.vs lie'jjTh’s the
crowd, for one of tlie things which
please.'^ an Anierli-a;! aiulicrjco is to sey
soniu one !'iiliculed.
!t i- the rough anil iiimbic tM'.tl ap-
j}:uvail.v funmisly alnisivo acts, knoc'.,s
,".mI f i.-ips of the i;;Viiri:iiiiy
I'lcate ihi- niosi. I;;u:^'lu'.-r. The m.'i'C
llu'.v kick.. jHnn'iiJ arid i.'Ca'i and el'iit
cacli other owr the head, face or 'oar'i,
ibe niiM'o i'j'ieaMHg U seems to be.
It has liccii Oi’.e of the bos' l irca
I'.n ;he ','oaii fill- yenrrt, ijiir ivhai u.iu'id
ils va:^. ai ray of ciri’iis taleiit aniou '.t
to if ii wvrc not for ilu' tire!e,ss woi''^
of the “runny fellows’? The prysen-e
of the clowns is csscmial. The piu'-
!e.«:''iiie cloH'ns, the I'liliC cUnvn.-!, '.he
.•■■lion fliiwMf, the lal! clown.s, the
graceful clown, coatingen, of more
than twenty-five with the lloliiiison
Without the clown, the petite, preily
equcstriaii coulii not have his biief
visit, tL: acrobats could not get their
second breath and the musicians could
not catch a moment’s I'est. Originally
a "fi>l-in” to cheapen the salary list
and to strve the above purpo.sen, the
circus fools arc features with a circu.s
and command liberal salaries. They
are no longer used to fill in. All the
clowns 'will be here with the big
shovi^s on SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER
WEEKLY WEATHER FORECAST.
issued by the U, S, Weather Bureau,
V, ..i^ington, D. €., tor the Week
Leginning Wednesday. September
For South Atlantic and East Gulf
States: The week will be one of gen
erally fair weather and relatively high
temperature although scattered thun
dershowers are probably in coast dis
The “Russian Menace” is reported
' as still moving east at the rate of five
•miles a day.
, Tom Marshall seems dcteuminad
'not to let the country forget that it
elected him vice-pi'esident.
If the Kaiser has missed his goat
he might do wail to lock iu Mr. 'Wil-
sor’s back yoird.