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VOL. XXXI. ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 1906. No 15.
State Sunday School Workers Meet
LARGE ATTENDANCE DELE
Randolph Count)' Sent Forty Delegates
Who Returned With Highest Award
For the Best Work of Any County
In the StateRandolph Given
Two State Officers What
the Organization Means.
Probably the most important, in
teresting aud instructive Sunday
School : convention ever nela in
North Carolina was the Interdenom
inational Sunday School convention,
held in Charlotte the 3rd, 4th and
5th of this month. The leading
Sunday School workers of all de
nominations gathered there from all
parts of the State, and Charlotte op
ened wide her gates to receive all
The entertainment had been care
fully arranged, and each oue believed
they had the best home in Charlotte.
No city ever entertained with more
genuine hospitality, and all were
loud in their praise of the good peo
ple of Charlotte.
Among the distinguished visitors
present were Mr. Hartshorn, chair
man of the International Sunday
School committee: Mr. W. C. Pearce,
Teacher-Training secretary of the
International Sunday School Asso
ciation, Mrs. J. W. Barnes, Inter
national Primary secretary; Rev. B.
W. Spillman, Field secretary to the
Sunday School Board ofthe South
ern Baptist Convention.
The following officers were'elected:
President Capt. T. S. Franklin,
Vice Presidents Rev. S. M. Ran
kin, of Greensboro, and J. M. Way,
Recording Secretary Rev. J. W.
Mrs. C. 0. Hubbard, of Worth
ville, was appointed chairman of the
Home Department committee.
Mr. N. B. Broughton, that prince
of Sunday School workers, was elect
ed chairman of the executive com
mittee. CONVENTION REVIEW.
If the many things that would im
press the minds of the Sunday school
workers possibly, the business like
methods and the determination to
get all tho children into the Sunday
schools, were most impressive. More
intelligent teaching is the one thing
needed, and for that the Interde
nominational Associa ti o n s are
earnestly striving. There is some
thing about intelligent, attractive
teaching that causes the taught to
return for further insti uction . Oar
contention is that when all teachers
understand teaching thoroughly,
when all Sunday Schools are con
ducted with as much system as busi
ness men put in their work, there
will be few who do not attend Sun
The reports from the field were
very encouraging. Twenty -five hun
dred dollars was pledged to carry on
the work next year. It is the in
tention of the State Association to
put a Field Secretary to work, pay
ing him for full time. His duty
will be to organize as many unorgan
ized . counties as possible, and
strengthen the organizations that
already exist. Our ideal is "Every
connty in North Carolina organized.
The North Carolina Interdenomi
national Sunday School Association
is made up of the workers of all de
nominations, and stands for the up
building of the Sunday school re
gardless of denomination. It does
not seek to establish non-denominational
Sunday Bchools, but to get
some denomination to establish
a Sunday school in every communi
ty in North Carolina where,
none exists. The different denomi
nations seek to help and strengthen
rather than rival each other. We
have all realized that all the children
cannot be gotten into the Sunday
schools of any one denomination,
und for that reason, we have laid
aside denominational lines in San
day school work in order to fight
the one common enemy. We believe
that the church has been very much
benefitted by denominational lines
that have to a small degree separated
us. However, there are a great
many points on which we all agree
and on those points only, we haVe
based our organization. The prin
ciple of glowing strong to the hurt
of others is not Christ-like, bnt to
grow strong by helping others to do
likewise is the purest principle ever
conceived by the human mind.
Upon this principle the Internation
al Sunday School Associations have
founded their organizations.
The American people have grown
to be the wealthiest nation on earth
because they have been the most
systematic in their work. Every
thing is carefully planned before any
attempt is made at establishing a
new corporation, and when the
work of the corporation commences
it is carried out with the regularity
of clock-work. The merchant is
looking out for the success of his
trade, the manufacturer carefully
avoids waste of the raw material
which he can make into useful and
merchantable goods, and the rail
road man runs his trains on a regu
lar schedule in order to make gains
and prevent loss. Would it not be
good business for the Sunday schools
to have system and business in their
work, and make a determined effort
to get and keep everybody in the
Sunday schools? This is one of the
important improvements for which
the Interdenominational work
Randolph sent forty delegates to
the State convention, and it was the
very great pleasure of the delegation
to bring back the state Sunday
school banner once more. This ban
ner is awarded to the county doing
the best all-round work. It was
first awarded to the Wayne county
in the year 1904, but since that
time Randolph has held it, thus
saving other counties the trouble of
taking it home with them. Let me
ask you, are you going to let some
other county win the banner next
yearr .Everybody in Randolph
ought to answer "no', in concert.
Not that there is anv intrinsic worth
in the banner, but because there is
a world of good in the earnest, per
severing work to win it. As for
the writer he cares nothing for
banneis when there lLtrmsic worth
is considered, but he is very much
interested in keeping Sunday school
work up to that standard required
to get it.
Being the banner county places
a great responsibility on Randolph.
It is our duty to lead in the work
of getting other counties organized
ihere are now sixty-six counties in
the State unorganized, and there
are many large sections that have
no Sunday School. Our light
should shine out to those who have
no light. You cannot make your
light shine. Just keep earnestly at
work and let it shine. Better bun
day Schools, better township organ
ization, and a better county organ
ization will cause the light to shine
brightly into those counties that are
unorganized in Sunday ' School
work. More intelligent teaching,
more systematic management, and
a determined canvass of those who
do not attend Sunday School will
let Sunday School light into every
home in Randolph county where
negligence, carelessness, or other
causes have kept the inmates of
such homes away from Sunday
Township officers should see to it
that their township associations are
more active, and exerting a strong
influence along the lines we are to
direct our efforts. It possible they
Should visit the difierent Sunday
Schools. Get ready for your con
vention, and get everybody in the
township to attend it Get every
body to contribute something for
the State work. Organize every
Baraca and Philathea class possible.
These classes are great helpers to
the general Sunday School work. "
Finally keep in mind the Coun
ty convention which will be held in
July or August Every Sunday
School should be represented. .Every
township officer should attend it.
Several distinguished Sunday School
workers are expected to be present.
Get your reports ready by that
time, and be sore to see that they
are made out full and accurarely in
J. Jtt. WAT, I'reS. UO. A880.
Program Committee to Meet.
The District Sunday School Con
vention will be held at Flag Springs
this Dall. At tnis convention iwo
banners, one the national flag and
the other the Sunday school banner,
will be presented to the township
making trie best record daring tne
year. The program committee is
requested to meet at tne AsneDoro
Denartment Store Saturday after
noon at 3 o'clock, for the purpose of
arranging tne program ior tne convention.
VESUVIUS SPREADS DISASTER.
Liquid Fire and Ashes Bary Towns and
Country Homes In Gray Ruin
Inhabitants In Peril.
Saturday the fears of the in
habitants around Mt. Vesuvius,
were realized when the colossal
brazier spread liquid fire and ashes
tor miles around, transforming the
nearby towns and country villages
into a gray island of ruin and deso
lation. The town of boactreburg,
on its Southern declivity, is buried
beneath a mass of lava and ashes.
The fleeing populace have been
over taken by the flry storm or
exhausted by the strangling sul
phurous atmosphere causing heavy
loss ot lite in every direction.
Artillery carts have been sent to
assist the fleeing peasants to escape,
and the Duke of Aosta, has taken
up his quarters in the parts of the
mountain most threatened to en
courage the rescue parties and com'
fort the suffering inhabitants,
Signor Matteucci, director of the
observatory on Vesuvius, still con
tinues to occupy a most dangerous
: l: nr:iT i: .
puoiuuu. -viui mm ib an American
engineer named Perret.
New craters have opened at dif
ferent points on the mountain, but
it is impossible to acertam their
numoer or where they are situated.
Heavy earthquakes are felt for
CITY DESTROYED OTHERS DOOMED.
Naples, April 8. The hope that
Mount Vesuvius was becoming
calm was dissipated to-day when
the volcano became more active
No trace remains of Boscotrecaz,
a commune on the southern declivity
of the mountain, where up to 48
hours ago 10,000 persons lived;
and Torre Annunziata, on the
shores of the Gulf of Naples, one
mile to the southward, is almost
surrounded by the invading lava
and has been evacuated by its 30,
HUNDREDS OF LIVES LOST.
Naples Apiil 10. Yesterday ana
to-day i reports of fatalities have
aggregated over 500 liveB, town
after town is reported razed to the
ground by flames or heavy weight
of ashes oh the house tops. The
towns reported destroyed are Bos
cotrecaz, Sorrento, San Guiseppa,
Ottajano, San Giorgio, Cremona,
Portiei, Resma and Terre del Greco,
the last fiva being coast line towns.
The population of these towns range
from 20,000 to 60,000. All except
a few hundred however escaped with
The air is slowly clearing and it
is believed the worst is over, and
that though the volcano continues
active for many days further dis
aster will be confined within the
present bounds. The Vesuvius dis-i
trict appears as a vast desert.
Towns are half buried in ashes.
King Victor Emanuel and Queen
Helena have arrived from Rome
and are touring the ruined district
in automobile touring cars, in the
interest of the sufferers.
SPECIAL SCHOOL TAXES.
Iredell Townships to Hold Elections
Mooresville to Vote on Graded
Schools April Jitth.
Mooresville, April 4. School
district No. 3 of this, Coddle Creek
township, will shortly vote by a
special dispensation, for a tax of
20 cents on the $100 and 60 cents
on the poll, the funds to be applied
to lengthening the public school
term. No. 8 district, Davidson
township, will also vote for a tax
for the same purpose, the levy to be
30 cents on the $100 and 90 cents
on the poll. Mooresville, as is well
known, will vote on the graded
school question on the 24th instant
Death at Blscoe.
Risen. Anril 10. Mrs. Enoch
Freeman died of consumption and
measled last Sunday morning. The
remains were Dunea near Mr. rree
man's home place, at Ether, Mon
day, JApnl 8th. Mrs. Freeman's
ten months old child died of measles
one day last week. A husband and
two children survive the departed
ones, and we extend to them our
most heartfelt sympathies in their
;Frrom MlehAeld. J
J. R. Chrisco has moved his saw
mill to Brower's Mill.
C. C. Presnell left Tuesday for
Siler City, after spending several
days here. He is practicing medi.
cine there. ,
OUR RALEIGH LETTER
Labor Organization Prominent in
Limelight of Public Consideration.
RESULT OF THE AGITATION IS
Raleigh Correspondent Scents Trouble
State Capitol to Have a New Au
ditorium to Seat Three Thon
sand People Other Items
of Interest Around
Gorman News Bureau,
Raleigh, N. C, April 9, 1906.
The subject of organized labor
has never been so prominently in
the limelight of public considera
tion and discussion in North Caroli
na as it has been during the past week
since the union labor workmen
in the furniture manufactories at
High Point, constituting about one
fifth of the total of some four thou
sand hands employed in the thirty
odd factories there, were discharged
or locked out a week ago to-day, for
the sole and undisguised reason that
they had allied themselves in the
formation ef a local branch or union
of the American Federation ot La
bor. With the possible exception
of the lock-out of a large proportion
of the cotton mill operatives in
Alamance county a few years ago,
for the identically same reason that
now actuates the High Point manu
facturers, there has never been a
clash between capital and labor in
this section of country in which so
many men were involved nor one in
which the issue was so clearly de
fined. And following so closely the
fight precipitated by the Interna
tional organization of the printers,
with which the employing printers
and publishers in many cities of the
Union and several in North Carolina
took issue on the eight-hour day de
mand, there developments have serv
ed to accentuate the question and
to probably make the general recog
nition of. organized labor figure more
prominently.. than ever before in the
politics and tne framing of political
platforms in North Carolina, if
what some of the labor leaders of
the state predict shall come true,
and it must be admitted that the
indications point that way.
At this writing there appears to
be small prospect of the two an
tagonistics getting together, and this
is to be regretted; for it means that
several hundred native born citizens
and their families will eventually
be forced to leave the state in order
to secure work at their trades. In
addition to this there seems to be
some doubt of the ability of the
manufacturers to secure a desirable
class of workmen to come here to
take their places as non-union work
men. There are several representa
tives of the national labor organiza
tions in High roint cheering and
encouraging their nnion brethren to
stand firm and arrangements are al- j
ready made to help all who need it
financially during the struggle.
Like the locked-out cotton mill
operatives, a large portion need it,
even already. The fact that work
men who have been continually em
ployed for years have to meet the
grim visage of the wolf at their
household door so soon after being
thrown out of work is in itself a
serious blow to any argument that
is put up and designed to assert that
they are "well paid." There is
promise and there are indications
that there will yet be more interest
ing developments before this contro
versy is over.
AUDITORIUM FOR RALEIGH.
A she ville scared Greensboro al
most to death when the Democratic
State Committee voted on the place
for holding the next state conven
tion last week as Greensboro won by
only two majority. Raleigh did not
extend an invitation this time, be
cause the capital city preferred to
wait until the big auditorium is
built here. The ground has been
bought just in rear of postoffice, in
the very heart of the city, and the
building is expected to be ready to
seat thiee thousand people by the
tome for holding the convention of
1908 arrives. With good additional
hotel facilities, Raleigh can then
reasonably hope and expect to see
the state conventions held here regu
larly. DB. K1LOO TO DELIVER ADDRESS.
President Kilgo, who is able to be
about again, has accepted an invita
tion to deliver the commencement
sfrmon at Vanderbilt Univeisity.
The rapid growth of lnnity Park
High School has made it necessary
to enlarge the Academic building
and woi k thereon began last week.
A young North Carolina white
man, "just twenty-one, and former
resident of Randolph county, named
Bob Small, is to be hanged at Dar
lington, S. C, for shooting and kill
ing a negro on the public highway.
M. P, BARACA CLASS.
Organization Was Perfected at Regular
Meeting Held Surday. Resolutions
The Organization of the Metho
dist Protestant Baraca class was
perfected Sunday last. At a meet
ing held March 4th the presiding
officers wei e elected as follows:
President, B. A. Yeargin; vice
president, Wiley Ward; secretary,
Jas. Bunch; Teacher, G. G. Hen
dricks. At the meeting held Sunday L F
Ross was elected treasurer; Prof.
Chas. M. Staley, reporter; Rev. W.
E. Swain, assistant teacher,
The committee appointed to draft
a constitution and by-laws reported
and the same was adopted.
A resolution was passed as fol
Resolved That the collections of
this class on the first and third
Sundays of each month be kept iu
the treasury of the class until used
for our own necessities, and on all
other Sundays the collections shall
go into the general treasury of the
The executive committee com
posed of the officers met Monday
night and appointed chairmen of
committees m the different depart
ments of the class work.
Mr. W. H. Glasgow is in charge
of the volunteer work and Walter
Bunch of the missionary depart'
The class hca sixteen members en
rolled. MR. WM. LEWIS DEAD.
Former Citizen of Asheboro Died at Mt.
Farmer Tuesday .Aged Years.J
Mr. William B. Lewis, aged about
45 years, died at Mt. Uilead Sun
day night, after an illness of several
weeks. He had been in declining
health for several years.
The deceased was a son of the
late Micajah H. Lewis, and a step
son of Mrs. Bcttie Lewis, of this
Many years ago Mr. Lewis lived
at Asheboro, conducting a grocery
business with Mr. T. J. Winslow, of
this city as partner. They occupied
the store building now occupied by
the Standard Drug Co.
When his health began to fail he
went to Georgia where he spent five
years after which he returned to his
home county. Mr. Lewis was never
The body was brought here Tues
day morning and taken to his old
home at farmer for interment.
Many Borrowing relatives and friends
living in this city accompanied the
remains to its last resting place. The
bereaved family have, the sympathy
of the entire community.
Marvin Bingham Received Painful In
juries While Loading Logs.
Marvin Bingham, aged about 20
ears, was painfully injured while
oading logs ten miles southwest of
Asheboro r riday of last week. Bing
ham was standing on the wheel when
the sweep threw him heavily to the
ground, striking his head against a
rock. He was unconscious for sev
eral hours, and was unable to speak
for twenty-lour Hours. lie was
reported improved Monday.
Young Bingham is a son of Mr.
Frank Bingham, living near where
the accident occurred.
The millinery opening by Mrs. E.
T. Blair, on South Fayelteville St,
Monday is the all absorbing 'topic
with the ladies of Asheboro this
week. The store has been (visited
this week by hundreds of admiring
ladies from this and adjoining towns
who are enthusiastic in their praise
of the skill of Mrs. Blair and her
assistants. This has been one of
Asheboro's leading millinery stores
for years, and even greater success is
assured for this season.
II. D. Hawley, one of the three
"gold brick" men convicted five
years ago at Greensboro for swin
dling, died ' Tuesday at the State
prison at Raleigh.
CONVENTION JULY 3D.
Democrats Will Meet at Greensboro.
STATE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
MEET AT RALEIGH.
Fifty-nine Members of Committee Were
Present Reports Show the Demo
cratic Party In Good Shape
Senator Simmons on
The State Democratic Executive
Committee met at Raleigh Thurs
day of last week. There were fifty
nine members present.
It Was decided to hold the State
Convention at Greensboro July 3rd.
Asheville made a strong pull foi
the meeting but was out-classed by
the Gate City.
Senator F. M. Simmons was pres
ent and in a brief address urged the
members to exert themselves in an
effort to get all voters to pay their
poll tax by May 1st. The voters
who fail will be unable to partici
pate in the fall election. "That is
the most important political work
for you to do. It is the only work
you ran do now." He went into
details as to the best way of
reaching the voters, and helping
them to save their vote.
Interviews with all the members
shows that the Democratic party is
in fine shape for the coming cam
paign. The people are ready to
move on the enemy and roll up an
unprecedented Democratic majority.
Celebrated at the Home of Rev. and Mrs.
Hargett at Trinity.
The silver wedding celebration of
Rev. and Mrs. B. F. Hargett, at the
parsonage, Saturday evening, was
well attended and greatly enjoyed by
all. The parsonage beautifully dec
orated in pink and green, the dining
room being ivy and pink hyacinths.
Mrs. Nannie Craven and Mrs. J.
T. Henry received in the front
hall. The ght room was rilled with
valuble and useful articles. The
dining room, where dainty refresh
ments were served, was presided over
by Mesdames Hundley and Brame.
The table was attended by Misses
Harris and Parker. At ten o'clock
the guests departed, having spent a
most delightful evening.
Mr. E. R. Carr and wife have re
turned to Trinity to spend the sum
mer. Rev. B. F. Hargett attended 'the
Sunday school convention at Char
lotte last week.
FUNERAL AT ASHEBORO.
Mrs Wlnnlngham, ot Greensboro, Died
Tuesday. Was Burled here
Mrs. Laura Winningham, widow
of the late Marion Winningham,
and a Dative of Randolph county,
died at her home m Orreensboro
Tuesday, aged 73 years. Mrs.
Winningham has suffered several
weeks with pneumonia.
The deceased was the mother of
J. L. Winningham, contractor, of
Greensboro; W. H. Winningham, of
Randleman and Mrs. C. W. Bain,
of Greensboro. Mrs. Winningham
moved from this city to Greensboro
about 15 years ago.
The remains were brought here
yesterday morning for interment in
the Methodist .hpipiopal cemetery.
The Pastor Rev. N. Richardson,
conducted the funeral service at the
Fire at Gray's Chapel.
George W. Pugh took four hun
dred and fifty dozen eggs to Greens.
boro one day last week.
Mr. Marion Trogdon has his
foundry about ready for operation.
Geo. Richardson had the misfor
tune to lose his dwelling and con
tents by fire on last Wednesday.
Miss Vina Linebery, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Linebery, died on
last Thursday, of typhoid fever, after
an illness of about ten weeks. The
deceased was about 19 yeras of age.
She was an excellent young woman.
Interment was at the Chapel ceme
tery. Friday's Ball Games.
The following is a report of
North Carolina Base Ball games
At Davidson Oak Ridge Insti
tute, 7; Davidson College, 6.
At Greensboro Guilford College,
26; A. & M. College. 3.
At Atlanta, Ga. Trinity (N. C.)
College, 10; Georgia Tech., Ot