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ASHEBORO, N. C, THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1907.
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Our Trip to Jamestown
What Was Seen.
MIS ESTKLLA A LLKKD
For some time we had been worfr
ing for and anticipating the trip to
the Jamestown Exposition, which
the editor of The Asheboro Courier
so generously offered. Even our
dreams of the grand scenes of the
Exposition and the beautiful and
historic sites of Old Virginia were
comparatively small to the reality,
especially to those who had never !
visited any of these places.
I will not attempt, to tell every-j
thing I saw there, but wNl mention
a few things I liked best.
We first visited the Government
buildings. Many things were ex
hibited that were used before and
since the Revolution. The early
settlers were represented in the
costumes of that date, ulso C pt.
John Smith trading wi',h the In
dians, illustrating the methods
which prevailed in dealiug with the
Red Men. The Army and Navy ex
hibita were replete and interesting,
showing our governmental system
of conducting the Army and Navy,
and the requiiemeiits of these two
two lfncs of service. The require
ments of the eaily wars, such as can
non, army muskets and bayonets
were exhibited also, showiug the
great improvement between theearly
and late wars. '
Next we visited the Fisheries
Building. It was both beautiful
and interesting to see the fish swim
ming in clear water. After admir
ing the fish we visited the State
Buildings. Vll were interesting and
furnished with comfortable parlors
and piazzas where we could rest
when tired and gaze out upon the
broad expanse of waters. Of course
the North Carolina building was
dearer to the hearts of us North
Carolinians. Gov. Glenn's speech
in the afternoon of Angust 15th was
Appreciated by all present. A grand
reception was given iu honor of our
Governor and his party the follow
I was deeply interested ir the fur
nishings of tha Pennsylvania and
Delaware buildings. The Connecti
cut building is a replica of Col. Tal
mage's house at Lichfield. All fur
nishings throughout are antiques of
great value aud historic interest,
such as warmiug pans, cradles, spin
ning wheels and old-time beds that
were used in the early days of inde
pendence. The Delaware Building is a repro
duction of a colonial country resi
dence, with the old-time wide fire
place. By the side of the fireplace
hangs an old turkey wing, and just
over the mantel hangs a picture of
Liberty and Independence, over the
door way hangs an old Independence
flag, showing the appreciation of in
dependence and peace in those days.
After visiting most of the State
buildings we visited the - Phillipine
Reservation. There we Baw the dif
ferent races of those islands in their
native costumes and occupations. ,
At night we visited the War Path.
All of the shows were interesting
and patriotic. Paul Revere's mid
night ride was beautiful and impres
sive. The battles were also inter
esting. It seemed as if we ware
looking upon a real battle. We vis
ited the wild animal show, ostrich
farm, Tours of the World, Hell
Gate, Mytt c Maze, Scenes cf Alas
ka, and Ye Olde Water Mill.
Princess Trixie the educated horse
was marvelous and amusing to all.
Also, the Esquimau village and the
ater showing how they kill the seal,
snow dance, playing leap frog and
their forms of the mairiage cere
mony. Pharaoh's daughter was a short,
but interesting show, to all Bible
The Destruction of San Francisco
illustrating the great catastrophe
which took place a little more than
a year ago at the Golden Gate, Cal
fornia, is one of the most beautiful
and pathetic shows on the grounds.
The Baby Incubator deserves
mention for the rearing of prema
ture children. They have exhib
ited the smallest baby ever tried to
be raised in an incubator, .being
born August 13. '07, weighing only
14 oz. at birth, and was reported
doing well Aug. 17th.
Many other things besides build
ings are to be seen and appreciated.
The Horse Shoe Path or Lover's
Member Courier Party.
Lane is a cool and delightful resting
The Powhrtan Oak in Arts and
Crafts Village is a sturdy old tree.
Science has proclaimed the fact that
it was a vigorous young tree at the
time of the landing of the first En
On the broad waterways are to be
seen the great and beautiful battle
shibs of our navy. It costs but
very little to go over one of these
ships. The sailors are courteous
and kind and will show you the
different parts explaining their man
Besides visiting the Exposition
and battleships we visited the beau
tiful city of Newport News, Old
Point Comfort, Fortress Mouroe,
Ocean View, Norfolk and Virginia
Before closing I must speak a
word for the Outeide Inn. I will
say to those who visit the James
town Exposition, if they want a
place where they will be treated
kind and served with good fare for
a reasonable pree, go to the Outside
Words fail to express -my grati
tude to our chaperone, Mis. Ham
mer, when I think of her kindness,
patience and endeavors to give us a
good time. During our stay and
while on the cars she did everything
possible to make us comforable.
May the blessings from One who
is able to bless all, rest upon her is
Editor Courier: Accepting an
invitation to join the Courier .party
in their car, we started from High
Point, Tuesday morning, for tbe
Jamestown Exposition and permit
me to say that we realized "Our
lines were cast in pleasant places";
for Mrs. Hammer, Henry Harris
and Pickard were unbounded iu
their hospitality to the entire party.
All became acquainted, and old
and young vied with each other in
passing jokes 'and pleasant repartee
till we uid not notice the various
long stops, which frequently oc
curred, thereby delaying us until
about 11 o'clock to Pinner's Point,
where a grand scramble for '.the
steamer to take us over to Norfolk,
and the strength of every manwas
fully tested to carry the forty or
fifty dress suit, cases in our party.
Our route lay along the river
among the beautiful "Hills of Dan".
The country was sometimes fertile
showing good crops of corn and to
bacco; In passing throngh Eastern
Virginia, we saw large fields of pea
nuts, carrying me back to my
The Fair is grand, though some
what 'sma.ler than the Centennial
of '76, Chicago, and St. Louis, all
of which your scribe has visited;
but this one surpasses them all in
the beantiful views on the water.
One tires of watching crafts, from
a small skiff to some of our Battle
A trip out to the Brooklyn, and
having things explained was much
enjoyed. The next day we went to
Old Point Comfort, Hampton, and
Fortress Monroe. On Saturday, to
mltimnre and Washington. Suc
cess to the Courier. J. E. B.
Notice of Meeting.
The regular meeting of the Ban
dolph County Preachers' Association
win oe cnangea trom Mondav atter
the second Sunday in September,
and will meet instead on Saturday.
September 7th, in the Methodist
church in Asheboro at 10 o'clock A
The Laymens' Missionary Society
win meet at tne same time and place
Let all concerned note this.
N. R. Richakdson.
Death at Lexington.
A. L. Betts died Wednesday at
Lexington, aged 46 years. The de
ceased was a brother of J. M. Betts,
of Asheboro and R. E. Betts, of Bis
coe. He is survived by a wife and
four children. Mr. Betts went
Mocksvslle from Randolph about 8
years ago where he was married to
Miss Mollie Sparks. He moved to
Lexington about a year ago.
DEATH OF MR. BUNCH.
Had Been a Minister In the Metbsdist
Protestant Church Since 18T1.
Died August 27th, 1907, at his
home in Asheboro, Rev. Walter A.
Bunch, of the N. C. Conference
Methodist Protestant Church.
He was bora March 15th, 1846.
He was married twice, firet to
Miss Emma Case, of Oak Ridge, on
Nov. 24th, 1881. Of this nniou
there are four living children, who
were with him when the end came.
They are Walter, James, aud Misses
Li Hie nd Lizzie. After the death
of his first wife he married Miss Ma
mie Stafford, of Burlington, N. U.
To this union were born three chil
dren. They are Robert, Henry and
He was licensed to preach about
177, and entered the regular itiner
ancy iu 1886.
He was elected president of the
conference and served for the years
1890 '91 "J2 '93 with marked ability .
During the years 1894 '95 he was
again elected piesident and very
ably filled that office during the
v!8 189t.'97-'08. He was paitor
of Asheboro station 1902-'03. 'The
turee following years he did not
travel on accunt of poor health. At
the conference of 1906 he was as
signed to Randleman circuit and
served this charge until abjut one
month before his death. Truly a
good n.an is gone aud oue whose log
ical worth could batdly be over-estimated.
Of his life work more may
appear later. .
Negro Seizes Daughter: Mother Hushes
A big negro brute entered ihe
.residence of Mrs. S. II. Harper,' at
Rock Mount; last Thursday morn
ing and attempted to assault her
sixteen year old daughter. Mrs.
Harper went to the assistance of
her daughter, woo was grappling
with the brute, screening at every
A neighbor rnshed in with a
pistol in hand and owing to h
darkness of the room, he ran against'
a table, his pistol went off, shooting
himself in the left hand.
The ladies were so frightened
they cannot identify the brute.
Service at lUaJb.
Rev. N. R. Rinhnrdaon fwilV onn-
inet a service in the grove at Ulah
Sunday afternoon, at 3 o'clock.
ine erection or a new ennren there,
will also be discussed.
'Twas Monthly Meeting and
Memorial Association Day.
A LARGE CROWD ATTENDS
Visitors from Different States and
Many Towns In North Carolina Rep
resentedAn . Interesting Literary
and Musical Program Rendered near
At Springfield, Saturday morn
ing. Aug. 17, at ten o'clock in 3pite
of a continuous down-pour of rain,
about three hundred people met to
attend the regular monthly meeting
of Friends and the annual meeting
of the Memorial Association which
was held in the afternoon.
One interesting feature' of the
morning session was the calling of
the roll of all'the members who be
longed to the monthly meeting 312
in number. Of these 125 were
present and answered to their names.
Letters froii non-resident members
were received and read from Flori
da, California and Missouri and
different sections of this State. The
following was the .program of the
Reading the queries.
Roll call by Miss Annie Petty.
Our Duty to 1 Monthly Meeting
by Mrs. Mary MendasihaU Uobbs.
History of the Meeting, Miss
Education within the limits of
Springfield Monthly Meeting, by
Miss Mary M. Petty.
Reminiscences of the Springfield
Normal School, by Mrs. Addie Cop
pock, of Indiana.
History of Sabbath School Work,
Miss Amanda Richardson.
flnr Proton K (Innditinn Rou I
Clerks, Mr. J. Winston Blair and
Miss Elva Blair.
. An address was delivered by Mr.
Chapter of Children from Oxford Will
A letter from W. J. Hicks, Su
perintendent of the Oxford Orphan
Asylum, supported by the Order of
Masons, announces that the Orphan
age Singing Class will give concerts
at Asheboro and at Randleman
The class composed of ten girls
and six boys, will arrive from Aber
deen on Friday, September 13ib,
and will give a concert on that,
On Saturday, September 1 4 th,
the party will go to Randleman.
To give pleasure and bring bene
fit to our people, and to impress up
on them eveu more strongly the
great importance of work for home
less children, to increase interest in
and inspire greater activity in be
half of our orphanages, to promote
the growth of the Masonic Order,
to secure funds for the support and
extension of this work for child
hood these are prime purposes
for which these tours are annually
THE BULLA REUNION.
Will Probably Be Held in Aslirboro In
H!)An Annual Iivent In Indi
ana for Twenty Years.
Rev. David J. Coppock and wife,
formerly Miss Adelaide Connor, of
Nw Mirlfpf-. tViisi ponntv. arn sppnd
i g a buoiC nine here visiting .Mis.
Kiif.T' u; k McCain r.Dd nt'H"- relatives,
'he.' e -i igeil in caurch work
in the "a-t' i-n pirt f this State.
Th"'r home is at. Richmond, Ind.
Mr. and Mrs. Coppoch visited the
They have been in Randolph
some days looking up data referring
to the early history of the Bulla
Upon her retnrn to Richmond,
Ind., she will write an article for
- The annual Bulla reunion was
he'd at Richmond, August 15th.
Mr. Ben Bulla, of Randolph, at
tended. Mrs. Coppock says that it is high
ly probable that the annual reunion
of 1909 will be held at Asheboro.
The subject is being enthusiastically
discussed. The first reunion was
held twenty years ago.
F. M. Hadley is building a new
hotel at Siler City.
AT OLD SPRINGFIELD
C. P. Frazier. It has been a meet
ing place for over one hundred
years. We quote the important
part of Mr. Fraziai's address.
The meeting was established 117
years ago in the year 1790, nine
years after the battle of Guilford
Court House; during Washington's
firet administration as President,
snd while Alexander Martin was
Governor of the State.
High Point, Greensborj and
Asheboro were still covered with
tbe original forest. Jamestown
being the only village of importance
in the neighborhood. The land,
five acres, was boukht from Henry
Thornburg for five shillings and
deeded to Wm. TomHnson, Moses
Mendenhall, Matthew Coffin, and
John Ruddick. Ten shillings were
paid for having the deed recorded.
The present brick meeting house
was built by John Carter, Jerrimiah
Pickett and A. U. Tomlinson in
1858 and cost $1,114.67. The first
house constructed of brick in this
part of North Carolina was built in
High Point by Matthew Coffin, and
people came for miles to see the
structure. Springfield was one of the
first places in the State to organize
a Sunday school, the first temper
ance society was held there immedi
ately after the war; and the first
literary society formed. Also the
first model farm, and the first
brick meeting-house for Friends. '
It has been the meeting place for
a hundred years, of the best men
and women of this time or any time,
among them being, and who are
prominently associately with the the
history of Guilford county weie;
The Coliii)6, Hoggetts, Kerseys,
II ay worths, Mendenhalls, Johnstous,
Tomlinsous, Blairs, Englishes,
Picketts, Kendulls, Moflitts, Carters,
Hiatts, Wrights, Andersons, Whpel-
ers, Bundys, Millikms, Ruddicks,
Pettys, Reynolds, Hunts, Fraziers,
Hedgecocks, Vestals, Allen Jay, Jo
seph Moore and many others. "
Roosevelt Easy Victim
Bryan Says Secret is Out.
PKIII)i:T at Last Disriores
Klerted at Plttsboro In Memory of
The sons and daughters of ' Chat
ham, several thousand strongr. gath
ered at Pitub.iro last Thursday.
K.imlolph, Moo e, Hake aud otu r
cjutities sent their delegations.
The occasion f this ureat tether
ing was the unveiling of a monument
to the uoniederate soldiers of Oh-it-ham
county. The idea of this
monument was conceived some three
and a half years ago by the Winnie
Davis chapter of U. D. C. of Chat
ham. Today the result of their
work is shown in a splendid monu
ment of granite surmounted by a
figure in bronze of heroic size of a
Confederate soldier, the total cost
of which is about a thousand dol
lars. The band of marshals, headed by
Col. John R. Lane, the gallant
commander of the famous Twenty
sixth regiment of North Carolina,
clad in the old eray uniform, which
he had worn in tbe storm and stress
of many a hard-fought field, form
ed the procession of throe hundred
The procession of ''uttl-ec ircl
heroes and the marshals led bv an
excellent band from Ramseur marcn
ed through the principal streets of
the town to the hall of the Daugh
ters of the Confederacy, thence
thev maiched to the speakers' stand
in front of the court house, where a
large crowd had gathered. The ex
ercises of the dy were as follows:
music by tbe band.
Prayer by the Rev. C. P. Jerome.
Song by the choir.
Introductory speech by Mi; II.
Oration by Judge Walter Clark.
Music by the baud.
Song by choir.
Presentation of monument by
Mrs. H. A. Loudon, president of
Winnie Davis chapter U. D. C.
Reception of monument by O. A.
UNVEILIVG OP THE MOXUMENT.
The monument was unveiled by
twenty children, headed by Master
Jack Lane, a grandson of Colonel
Lane. The speeches were all good,
that of Judge Clartf, who is perhaps
one of the best informed men in
the country, in the history of the
civil war, being especially fine.
After the exercises were concluded,
a fine dinner was served to the vet
erans in the coriidoi's of the court
It was a great day for Chatham
and the State. The people of this
county love their land, they love
their traditions, and it is well that
they should revere tha memories of
those who fought so bravely for the
right as they saw it, and they of the
younger generation who have yet to
tight the battles of life will no
don It do it in a manner worthy of
the sons of their sires.
Deserted by His Wife, iHe Goes
Wilson, Aug. 23. Last night
five miles fixm Springhope, in Nash
county, a shooting took place. A
Mr. Campin, who married the sister
of Mr. Henry Wheelens, shot the
latter dead for sonie reason.
Mrs. Campin had left her hus
band last night. He got to drink
ing and said he was going to Wbeel
len's homestead and try to get
her to return to Springhope.
On arriving at the homestead
words were passed between the two
men and both drew pistols and be
gan firing at each other. Campin
was shot in the neck and Wheellens
Both are prominent citizens.
Governor Smith Ousts Railroad Com
mission. Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 22. Govern
or Hoke Smith today issued an or.
der to take effect immediately sus
pending from office Railroad Com
missioner Joseph M. JJrown and
appointing in his place S. G. Mo
Leandon. The order gives no
reason for the suspension, but cites
simply the section of the code which
confers on the governor the author
ity to suspend a commissioner who
fails to meet the demands of the
His Scheme For Centralization.
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 24. William
J. Bryan, in commenting on Roose
velts' last spcoh, said:
"The President has at last dig
closed his scheme for centralization,
at which he has hinted in former
speeches. In his Provmcetown,.
Mass., speech he proposes the nation
al incorporation tf railroads and.
other corporations engaged in inter
"Here is the secret; it is out at
last. 'Ine States are annoying the
corporations and the corporations de
mand Federal protection from State
legislation. The President thinks
that action 'is most pressing as re
gards those corporations which, be
cause they are common carriers, ex
ercise a quasi public function.' The
States have been enacting a 2-cent-fare
law and laws reducing freight
rates and the railroad managers de
mand that they shall be relieved
from further fear of such legislation.
The President's Haniiltonian ideas
make him an easy victim and he
yields to the entreaties of the rail
loads. "If it was the public he sought to
protect he would recommend Federal
remedies which would not interfere
with SUte rrned'es. hot it ia th
railroads, not the public, that de
nurd the if. norul of authority to
"The Democrats c;m be depended
upon to oppose with all their might
this movement toward centralization.
If auy Democrat wavers, his constit
uents should look into his business
relations and see whether he is under
obligations to the railroads. A
Haniiltonian Republican, lika the
President, may honestly think that
the farther the government is re
moved from the paople, th better it
will be; but a Jeflersonian D'emocrat
does not cherish any such delusion.
Even the Hamiltonian Republican
ought to hesitate to trust Congress
with any more power while the U.
S. States Senators are elected by
"It is fortunate that the people
have had an object lesson so recent
ly. The Federal law stopped rebates
and passes, but the railroads make
more money than they did before.
The States on the other hand gave
the people a reduction in rates and
those who are rece ving the benefit
of these reductions will be slow to
surrender the advantage thus far
"It is doubted whether the Repub
lican Congressmen from the West
will dare to support the President's
proposition, but if an attempt is
made to put such a measure through
Congress the D.mocrats will stand a
good chance of retiring every West
ern Republican who votes for it,"
Remarkable Old Gentleman.
Thera is in Randleman a very
remarkable old man, who holds a
record that few old men hold.
This is Mr. Wm. M. Stevenson.
He is 76 years old and has been a
farmer since 1856, anJ has been
voting the straight democratic
ticket since 1 852. He never used
intoxicant or tobacco, and while his
hearing is not so good, his
memory is excellent, and he can
name all the states as fast as he
can talk without promptiug and
without stopping. He has been
reading the Asheboro Courier for
28 years and the New York World
since 1883, and U now going to
read The Dispatch. Wiih these
three he will get all that is doing.
The first public echool the Editor
of The Courier attended was taught
by this good old man and excellent
scholar. One of the things he
taught his pnpils was to chant
Geography. In this way not only
the capitals of the various states of
the United States were learned, bnt
also the capitals of all the larger
political divisions of all the conti
nents. The locations of the capitals of
the countries were given in this
way: Massachusetts. Massachusetts,
"Boston on Boston Bay," "Illinois,
Illinois, Springfield on the Sanga
mon River." The principal cities
in all the counties were also learned
in tbe same way.
N S. Plnmmer spent his vacation
in and around Asheboio lust week.