MAKING GOOD ROADS.
lUMU ( Aatomobllta Baa Ohei
Trcaaeadoua Impglit to Task.
The question of good rond making In
the United States within the last ten
yean on account of tbe bicycle and
the automobile bus greatly Increased
In Importance, says tbe New York Her
ald. Not only hare a great number of
tnacadam roads been built of late, but
other roads hare beeu Improved, as by
tbe use of oil, so that they give good
satisfaction and wear much better
than formerly. The United States gov
ernment has set Itself the task of fig
uring the total roads of the country
through the medium of the bureau of
agriculture nnd up to date has figures
aa follows (the only statistics of the
kind ever gathered In this country):
Alabama, 50,089 miles; Arizona, 5,JB7
tnlles; Arkansas, 30,445 miles; Iowa,
102,448 miles-. Maine, 25,528 miles;
Maryland, 10,773 miles; New Hamp
shire, 15,110 miles; North Carolina, 40,
763 miles; Oregon, 34,258 miles; Ten
nessee, 48,089 miles; Vermont, 51,812
miles; Washington. 31.002 miles in all
409,200 miles of road thus measured.
The total roads in the country have
not yet been figured, hut It has been
estimated that thpy will reach at least
8,000,000 miles. A number of the
states, notably New York, Connecticut
and Maine, hare legislated to assist
bounties and towns within their own
confines by offering to pay half the
expense of roads made now or Im
proved In a specified manner. New
road building has been undertaken In
The prosperity of a country Is, of
course, dependent In a large degree up
on Its highways as feeders of the rail
ways, affording means for people to
trade with each other and to go about
.Unquestionably tbe autoraobllist's In
fluence for good roads marks a new
era whose future can only be guessed
at but which may change our meth
ods of living and doing business as
much as the railroads have changed
them In the last seventy-fire years.
In the eastern states the tendency Is
to build hard macadam roads with
moderate grades. To form such a road
the ground Is dug and plowed to the
required shape and then covered with
layers of stone, tbe larger stones be
ing at the bottom. When rolled prop
erly such n road Is very durable, and
If the water courses are designed cor
rectly to carry off the rains It will re-
I quire small annual repairs. In some
' parts of the west earth roads have
been Improved by spraying with oil,
which not only lays tbe dust, but forms
a crust several inches thick that resists
Sand and clay roads have been built
In some localities, especially south, and
with proper admixture form a very sat
isfactory surface. The best roads, how
ever, require a stone basis, nnd this. If
properly laid, should hist for ages, like
-Jhe old Roman roads.
f. ROADS, BUT NOT LIBRARIES.
Indian Territory's Proposition to
, Carnegie to Build Hlfrhwaya.
A movement has beeu started at
Muskogee, I. T., to interest Andrew
Carnegie In the proposition of giving
Xunds for the construction of Carnegie
public roads In the new state instead
of to public, libraries, writes a Musko
gee correspondent of tbe Kansas City
Star. A Muskogee newspaper lias pub
lished this proposition, together with
a map showing :i road ten miles In
length leading from 'Muskogee to In
dian university. Hylle Park, Fort Gib
Sou nnd to the National cemetery be
yond that place.
It is show n th.it. this road could be
built for $Kui.o;'ii, including a wagon
bridge across the Arkan.-.is river. It
would be gi'.id.'.l. drained nii.l macad
amized and set its -.entire length with
t uiuyiu ur ciui s:r.'s in m:u jinee. it is
Biio wn that the amount nt money that
Is now being given away by Carnegie
would build miles of such road
each year and that the benefit to the
jpublie would be mircli greater than in
jcases where the money goes to public
'libraries. This is. e;peciallv true in
the new str.te. where it will lie impos
sible to construct roads of anv rouse-
uence for several years.
Maps showing this rond were to be
orwarded to Mr. Carnegie and the
atter laid before him for his consid-
ratlon. The scheme Is an entirolv
jorlglnal one. aud its roccpiion by tho
reat benefactor is problematical.
Toronto AutolslM For ; i,I llond.
As the roads in the vicinity of Toron-
nra ulM ft-, 1k niirt..r tin.
jpe Dominion of Camilla, the Tor
.Automobile -lnb has started a inove
hient to have thetn improved, savs the
lotor News. The club aceordinglv has
decided to offer at 1 ist .si m to munic
ipalities f.ir a !-.". 1 1 improving conipeti-
!oil. The:-:' will ! c rl;.ve nvi- r 7.iit).
1230 aud $100 respectively whi. h will
a paid to the municipalities which
how the piece of roadway one mile
bng on-which the greatest Improvc-
ient has been made by July 1, Points
overnlng the awards will be proper
Iralnage, serviceable width, eOiclcucy
f' crown, hardness, smoothness ind
jermanency of construction.
No first prize will be nwnrded un-
iss there are live entries, no second
i-ize unless there are eight entries and
a third prize unless there are ten en
les. No prizes will be awarded Un
as the work is finished to a standard
proved by A, W, Campbell, commis-
jaaer of highways for the province of
ntarlo, one representative from tho
wk county council and one represent
Ive of the Toronto Automobile club.
A Saara-eatlon For Conatlea.
it has been suggested that tbe coun-
in eacn state Having an Inheritance
v law devote the receipts reermt
such source to the construction
a r ational highway.
its cod liver oil elements heal
and strengthen the lungs
Many people Inherit weak lungs
which are likely to be attacked by
consumption. So also are lungs
weakened by disease or by a stubborn
Vinol, which Is a real cod liver prep
aration with all the useless oil elimi
nated and tonic Iron added, strength
ens weak lungs and gives one the
power to throw off wasting diseases.
We ask every person suffering
from weak lungs, stubborn backing
coughs or any wasting disease to try
Vinol on our guarantee.
Sold by Standard Drug Co.
consider Paxtine Toilet Antiseptic a
necessity in the hygienic care of the
person and for local treatment of
feminine ills. As a wash its cleansing,
germicidal, deodorizing and healing
qualities are extraordinary. For sale
at Druggists. Sample free. Address
The R. Paxton Co.. Boston, Mass.
IJwill attend the following times
and places for the collection of the
taxes for 190C:
Liberty... Thursday afternoon, Mcli. 7.
Red Cross Friday afternoon Mch. 8.
Widow Charmless. ..Saturday
forenoon Mch 1).
Mechanic. Monday afternoon, Mch. 11.
Farmer Tuesday Mch. 12.
Ielk & Cameron Store.. .Wed
nesday forenoon Mch. 13.
U. C. Johnson's Store Wed
nesday afternoon Mch. 13.
Judge Sliaw'g Store... Thursday
forenoon Mch. 14.
K.G.Carter Store. ..Thursday
afternoon Mcli. 14.
Pisgah Friday, Mch. 15
Seagrove... Saturday forenoon. Mch. 111.
This is my last round for the col
lection of the taxes for the year
1900, aud all who have not paid
their taxes are urged to meet me at
the above times and places and pay.
I am compelled to settle the taxes
and shall be forced to levy on all
who fail to meet me and pay their
taxe this round.
Very truly yours,
T. J. Fixch, Ex-Sheriff.
This Feb. 5, 100T.
The bite Voter Must Kcail Ami Writ
The Constitutional Amendment
of 1U00 was a far-reaching measure.
That no white voter nn;rnt be ilis-1
iiialitied by reason of illiteracy, this ,
amendment provided that tor eiht ;
years to conic he might register ami
vote under the grandfather clans",
and thai when linee registered un
der that clause lie might remain
ngistercd to the end of his dass.
The etui of. the eight years is now
near at bund. Tlie s Legislature
that wi.ll sit within these eih
years is now in session. There has.
been some speculation as to whether
the time would he extended or not.
lint there need he no longer any
doubt upon that point. In a can"-!
cus hint week the Democrats, con
trolling the Legislature, after dis-j
cussioii voted to let the amendment,
date and all, stand as they now are
in the Constitution. After onei
ntoie yuir, the white man who votes'
inns: prepare himself for the high1
privilege of voting by learning to
read and write. The time will not
be ex. ended; he is face to face with :
an educational suffrage UaIiliea-'
lion aud must prepare himself for it
)!' accept the consequences.
And this is well. With our pres
ent cductuioiuil facilities ; ; , v '. .
' y worth 1:! i :r ' ,: n ;. . ,
" V '1 io:c ite litraniw ol
' " !' tlie !llift!l-."i.j i-:,d ruleless'
..a: we would i.ike cue of thorn I
anj how, while at the- same time!
spurring the negro to take tdvan-j
tage of bis school, by reason of the ;
educational requirement, would help'
no'ody worth tho helping, would;
simply encourage white ignorance,
and would be a plea of weakness
unworthy of our r.ice. Progressive
No matter in what language Love
talks, we instantly understand.
"What a bore it all is!" cry the
Butterflies, keeping on with obvi
"Something New" is the most
powerful tonic ever discovered.
Little globules of sunshine that drive the
clouds away. De Witt's little Early Risers
will scatter the gloom of sick-headache and
billiousness. They do not gripe or sicken.
Recommended ana sold here by Standard
Drug Co. and Ashehoro Drug Co. 1
ANOTHER WAR RECORD.
Saved Uvea of Member of Company
Who Deserted to Care for Loved One
The suggestion that Cupt. C. F. Siler be
rewarded in some way for aw valient ser
vice in the Civil War recalls aa act which
is worthy el note.
While in the army he saved the lives of
seven ot ins comrades iu a most commend
Charges for desertion had been preferred
against their kind, oliedieut, and brave men
and bovs whose wiveB and mothers had
written tliem time and acain to come home.
and aid in keeping tbe loved ones from
starvation, yes, they heeded these earnest,
and heart breaking effects and left the army
and met their hungry, crying wives, mothers
and children, dipt. Siler having the
strongest love for his uien and hoys and
the deepest and purest conviction that it
was a sin in the sight of Qod to kill men
and boys for desertion, or anythiDg except
cold blooded wilful murder; and also that
life-long imprisonment would hold an army
together as well, or better than shooting to
death the hoiiies of poor men aud boys who
were generally sinful, and sending their souls
to hell; appeared for them at the court
martials and having given as w itness to the
charges against these mfa who knew no til
ing of their former desertion. H plead
most earnestly for them told all their many
good qualities and saved them.
Iiev. J M. Webster, Franklinville, N. C
has raised quite a large family of good,
respectable, pious children, while he, and we
think one ol his hoys has lieen preaching the
gosel all the se years.
Mr. DaviJ Wright, Liherty, X. ('., who
is one of the seven of his conipanv, who was
at Appomattox. He always apologized to
his Lapt. il ue knew that he had heard Dim
Mr. John Routh, Gray's Chapel N. C. He
was more faithful if possible after his des
ertion than before and a few years before
his death he stood up before a large audi
ence assemhled to hear his kind, christian,
General A. M. Scales, speak. And said
aloud Capt. Siler saved his life. He lead a
great industrious, respectable and we think
religious life and died in peace.
Cant. Siler did all he could for a number
of men in companies 1. and I.. lie was a
Lapt. of (Jo. il. "2nd N. V. Kegitnent.
Cait. Frank Siler.
Life on Army Transport on Going to
Were you ever on a transport
One" of the U. S. Army Style
That sails from Newport Va.
19 the Cuban Isles.'
1 uiean as a regular soldier,
Duly enlisted for three years
To light for II .g and country
hich we all love so dear.
As siie lies out on the harlior
la her virgin coat of white
She hulks tike a floating palace
Ilut inside she is a holy sight.
She is not what she is painted
Oil ; not by any means
For she has a greasy interior
Made so hy pork and beans.
You are stowed away lietween decks
Down near the water line,
liny portholes admit the air
And often admit the liruve.
Your bed is pine of canvass
Stretched on an iron frame
Held In place at regular intervals
Hv the eye and rope game. ,
Yen are rallied ami j. lined together
In a space of two hy six
To 'i.ss each other in the aisle
Deals t lie "three card .Monte Trick."
You wash and hatle- in .-alt water
1'ianped from the hriny sea
With -all water m up to soften it,
I'liit it does not work with me.
Wb. ie- , i- yon ta'cr a lath
I i' aliempl to wash your clothes
1; '"aii - yoa in a -lute of grease
l'eni top I head to toes
Y i-ii .-loth.., hard and erhlv
ChurUo I lull of sail and' soap
Th' a you i i-c up in your .1 ig-r
An I -in- ta-111 nil 'the heat
The d.diy lull of rare
i- siiiij-ly something ire-at,
I-- i.h od' up all together
I 1 1 a live I y nine tin hile.
it- through tough heel' or salted horse.
Then bean soup or some -lum
i r auaiu its hard tack or hash
Tim! i- strictly on the hum.
The .-.lire,, would knock yon silly
ddie thi.iest ever seen'
A 'iiart of boiling water
To posy coifi-e hi'.ui.
With inrss pit in one hand
our journey to the upper deck
Over epea hatches up slipjiery stairs,
I I rent chances for a broken neck.
ith coiiee cup in one hand
And ha-h pan in the other
stajgor aiiu!ess!v about
Like ael.ick that '-'lost its t
A 'V j-,.ic-your soup and eollep
lo'sireanilei- out the deck.
Ur perhaps some other comrade
f inds it gurgling d iwn his neck.
Vour iu"ss pin lakes a turister
And tie- slum lands iu your lap
You laud with clash and 'flutter
And K'VI your head a rap.
ignite stunned yon stagger to your feet,
Amidst tho lou laughter of the hoys
And you feel that life on transport
Has its sorrow ami its joys.
Yet you try to grin and liear it
With features grim and fllum
And before the voyage is over
; You will be laugliing at some other bum.
Dr. W. IT. Wakefield, of Charlotte, will
lie in Ashehoro at the Central Hotel on Sat
urday March 23rd one day. His practice is
limited to Disease of the Eye, Ear, Nose and
Throat and Fitting Glasses. 1900 having been
n "lean vear" on farmers, on this visit the
doctor will reduce his fees for glass fitting
Hon. Locke Craige, of Asheville,
suggests that he may announce
himself a candidate for ' governor
in a few days.
tlavle Bank Robbers Member of Des
It develops that the men, Rod
gers, Wilson and Wood, recently
brought from South Carolina on
the charge of robbing the bank at
Mocksville, are a part of a band of
sain blowere who operated the
eoutn eve years ago. A part of them
have been convicted and sentenced
to prison at Atlanta Und through
the efforts of tbe pobt office inspect
ors, have been extradited for trial
in other states.
Requisition papers were served
on ten of the number, and two of
them will be tried this week iu
Marion county, S. C, having been
arreeteu under existing abate laws
against such offences. Their names
are Nolan and Howard.
This information is gleaned trom
the Columbia State iu its report of
the trial of some of the members of
Notes From Lexington and Other Points
in the County.
Cramer Julian, of "Thon.asville.
has been re-appointed a cadet to the
Naval Academy at Annapolis, and
will resume his studies in June.
Mrs. S. A. Hamilton, who has
been spending the past two years in
Denver, Colo . with her son and
daughter, returned to Silver Hill
last week and will spend sometime
with her mother, Mrs. Ruth Galh
nlore. Mr. Neal Sexton of Hand v. died
recently and was buried near his
home. He waa something over 80
The Commercial & Savinp-s Bank.
a new institution for Lexington.
opened i s doors March 4th, in the
Points For The Worker.
Be sure your ideila are worthv.
then go ahead.
Be not wasteful with time. It is
a valuable article.
hi not afraid to work, or vnnr
work will be afraid of yon.
Be willin? to be triprl hv .li t
xne oest sworas ate beaten most.
Be sincere in vour work, mid vnnr
work will be friendly to you.
Be wise euoueh to know that frit.
cism is the friend of success.
Be sure that vour work is aa val
uable as you imagine it to be.
Be unt afraid of stirct bos.s. Yon
will le. rn nothing from an easy one.
Be careful in small thinsrs. and
the big things .will take care of
Be true to vour fellow
fur their failures aa- uot your suc
cesses. Be always on deck, you can never
tell when your services will be
Nxty. years ago Allcoek's I'la-ters were
l;rst introduced to tho public. Thcv are to
day the wurld's (standard plasters.
I'lii- inventi. n has been one of die great
er l.ies-ings imaginable and nll'orils the
ju-elo'st, cheapest anil best means of heal
inland relief lor certain ailments, that has
eVr been discov led.
Aileoek's are the original and genuine
jior mis plasters and lire sold by lruggisis
iu i ry 1411 1 of tho eivilied world.
Death iil llaiiil s. U-hornc.
llo id Stanton l isborne died af liys Inane
in Xeu Market township, Feb. 2.S 11.1(1;, ,,
the age of 55 years, ! months audio uiv.
lie had been in fct hie health for evertweive
months. He was couliueil to his lied most
of lite time tho last two weeks of his life.
The l.'ii iul took place at Marlboro Friends
Chun h of which lie was n Member. He
was a . 'od litisliand and lather. He leaves
a wife and livo children to mourn their loss
but iIh-ii- Ions is gam. Vv'e lieliove from I
the -wvt testimony lie J, .ft behind that all '
was we1! widi him' lie w ,.!! known and i
Irai- ' host of friends ia Ihiudnlph mid
'jaeh ,- i lilies Ilewa-ati! st and up !
i i'-'v v. i i and a loving hither. j
A Sl-11,1; !
Fresh and pure are always
found at our store on South
Fayette ville street, Ashe
boro. Send us your order to
be filled at
Complete line of Heavy
and fancy Groceries.
We pay highest prices for
produce of all kinds. When
you bring a load of lumber
or ties to Asheboro, put on"
the produce to exchange for
cash or merchandise.
RICH & MOFFITT,
Asheboro, N. C 'Phone 34
jSffg ff, Willi
Cf r .!
i uenuemen s
a Labor statistic show that we pay the
highest wages to shoemakers in St. Louia
because we require the best workman
ship there is. "
This means that we get our pick of
the best workers and we find that the
best it the cheapest in the end.
The combination of the finest workmanship with (he ideal assort:
and grading of leather (made possible by our making many classes of
shoes) has resulted in our making more fine shoes than any other
House ia the West.
In our dress shoes from $3.50 to $8.00 you will find the leather of the
finest texture, the lasts the very , latest and best fitting and tho
workmanship the highest grade.
WE MAKE MORE EWE SHOES
f :: WMm
A checking account with a bank is a great conven
ience; not only to the professional man, but to the
farmer as well. More people would keep such accounls
if they knew just how to go about it. We gladly assist
those who need help in getting started.
Capital and Surplus,
BANK OF SOUTH GREENSBORO, grboro.n.c.
E. P. Wharton, Pres. E. L. Sides, Cash.
W. D. Mendenhall, C. P. Frazier,
E. E. Bain, J. N. Longest.
We are including in
lot of Hamburers and Laces,
patterns are not remnants,
out. uesigns cue irom tne ooitand wanted by every lady
5c. Hamburgs and Laces 3cts.
10 arid 12 l'-2c. Hamburgs and Laces 7cts.
20c. Hamburg and Laces 14cts.
Higher priced material reduced in proportion.
Also some snecials in "Dress f5nrrU nnrl Waictm
Don't delay your spring
wanner, uut now wnue it is
aiiu sew anu uargains are at nana prepare lor the hot sum
Prices reduced only" until the first week in February.
II GH POINT MACHINE WORKS
Higfh-class repairing; in all lines. Manufacturers of Steam
Engines, Saw Mills, Lathe Mills and Pumping Machinery.
None but expert mechanics employed. We make a
specialty of repairing on .heavy machinery and solicit cor
respondence. IF YOU .REQUIRE PROMPT SERVICE WRITE US.
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to own a building erected for its use one of the finest in Richmond. Endorsed
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When I reached Richmond, I inquired of several business men for the best
Business College in the city, and, without exception, they all recommended
Smithdeal s as the best." IP. E. Itos, Law Stenographer, Richmond.
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Commercial Law. English Department. Ladies and gentlemen. Day and night
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Special inducements to well educated young men, especially td teachers?
Write for catalog ana full particulars to 6. ffl, Smithdeal, Pre. jRlchmond, Va.
THAN ANY OTHER HOtZE IttiTt '
onr-.Tnnnnrv Perlnntirm Qi n ir,.
neither are they.: odds and ends
sewing until the weather is
a pleasure to sit by the fire