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Jan. 10, 1924, edition 1 /
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Mr. Jarrell leTta Intereetiag Slat?
i W trt History f Town,
place of his fV.her, tha lame Vertex 'aad the Ut U u;
aes ja we lanuiy ih itBtfiuosii tctudrea w
A brief lwinl service waa held
at the hoese the next day conducted
kv Om. Cn. f Hirfc Point, autar
Jim. rmuuna jusaym JarreO, lilrB 1 SprtngtJeld meads casren. Tnere
JWfs oldest einaen, to ST yean of
at im ui a wid reeoUeetaa of
the' Uws whea it was a village of
S00 people. Kit Jarrell waa a alias
Brookshire, of Eaadolph county, be
fore her amrriagev .
la a recent iatervVw with a High
Paint reporter. Mra. Jarrell gave
some interesting facta about tba early
history of High Point She attended
tha old Joneavtlle academy sear 1
kia for twa yeari and waa married
Just before tha war between the
States. v . .
la 1862, Mra, Jamil's husband
bought tha inn which later became
tha famous Jarrell House, a combin
ation of resort and commercial hotel.
It stood Just across from the pres
ent station where the Wright store
is now and extended below where the
Allen department store now stands. th hiiAest w
TK ttin wWh itt " nigneei type.
-, www tau saww wvsa
in the old days than it does new was
burned by the Yankees about the end
oi the war.
The following is from tha Hirh
Point Enterprise: i
"The hotel in those days almost
made up the business section of the
town, for under the same roof were
the hotel, the postoffice and the one
Urge store, which was also oper
ated by Mr. Jarrell. Mr. Jarrell
shortly after buying the inn remod
eled and greatly enlarged it, so that '
it was one of the largest hotels in 1
this section of the state, and cer-1
tainly no other hotel of that day
had more interesting visitors. j
"Governor Worth, Governor Vance,
many United States and state sen- i
ators and other notables in North
Carolina were frequent visitors to
the Jarrell house, making it con
venient to stop over there on their
travels through the state. Mrs. Jar
rell has photographs of the Siamese
twins, who were visitors at the
hotel, accompanied each by a son.
She has pictures too of Tom Thumb
and his wife, the famous midgets of
that time, who also were guests at
the Jarrell house, and who traveled
about the state in exhibitions.
"At that time High Point and the
surrounding section were the fore
most educational center of the state,
having as institutions of learning
Guilford College, Trinity College,
Salem academy, Jamestown acade
my and High Point academy. Many
people do not know that there was a
college for women located in High
Point on the site of the M. J. Wrenn I
residence on Broad street. It was a I
well known institution in those days:
and many young women received
their education within its walls. It
was burned later. I
ruga roiin s nrsi lactory was uie
gun factory built to manufacture
arms for the Confederate soldiers.
The factory was operated by her
father and Several other citizens,
and was an important industry.
With keen humor Mrs. Jarrell de
scribed how at the time the Yan
kees came through several cars of
guns at the factory somehow caught '
fire and burned without any explana-'
tion ever being given. i
"In the old days High Point waa
noted as both -a summer and winter
Among the earlier families that
Mrs. Jarrell rememebrs best are
those of Dr. Lindsay, Nathan Hunt,
(High Point's first mayor), Jim
Campbell, Seburn Perry, H. Alexan
der, D. L. Clark, Sewell Farlowe,
William Barbee, and Rev. Pleasant
was farther service in connection with
tha Wrmetrt at Deep River Friends
church, the same day, by tha
- The defeated waa a humble.
aisteat member of the Friends church
at Springfield for tha last sixty years
af his life. His ancestors for genera
tions were Friends. He waa always
opposed to war. During tha war be
tween the States, he with many
other Friends waa allowed to da work
f of the Confederacy in lieu of mili
tary service part of the time-,. later,
he paid the $500 exemption fee as
did many others. He believed war 4o
he absolutely wrong according to the
teachings f Jesus Christ and the
gove rmeat and spirit of the kingdom
of God, which he regarded as of
higher authority than any human
government He was a pacifist of I
.'t U iLc!;..
ai4 iry iLtra.
burg Kraxier. There were tea af
we c&Udrea, seven sons and three
saughtern,- v - " '
There was a coincidence ' ta the
family af Fraaklia FraxierV sister
Eunice Frailer Blair and her hus
band, Enoa B. Blair, and that af her
parent. In each family there 'were
even soaa and three daughters,' the
four oldest children being aona and
tha other children following the same
order in both families. " r-.
: In 1880, Franklin Frasier married
Mehrina Annfield, daughter of the
lata Joseph Annfield, of Jamestown,
who survives him.
PROGRESS IN NORTH CAROLINA
- f rp-. . i 3 t... . . I t-
i . .. a:trrcd tie anr.unl eoevea-t-
a of raJway and eoen
r dinners ia Miami, Fla, Tha Dorn
i"? we reached that dry we were
f o4 with aa editorial in tha Miami
Herak headed "Progress is North
Carolina.' Ia this editorial tha fol
lowing facta eoneeraing North Car
olina were stated as having baaa ob
tained from. the United States cen
sus of 1920: -
In 1900 capital invested In mann
f actarii) g enterprises was $6883,000.
In 1920 this had increased to 669,
144.000. . -
la 1900 tha value of manufactured
products wa 18574,000 and in 1920
it was 943,80&000.
' In 1900 tha combined resources of
state and national banks were $32,
M2,000, and In 1920 they were $477,
122,00. In 1900 the assessed valuation of
property waa $306,579,000 and in 1920
Editor of the Daily News: -
I have not seen in your excellent
paper figures which " I am jroing, to
rive, which will m&lre- th Wrt f ft wu IX 1R9 7f OOCt
every patnonc ; Norths Caroiiniaai 'In 1900 the expenditures for
well with pride, so I am going to schools amounted to less than $1,-
ask vou to nrint thin. IA00.0O0. Thin var thn tntsl mwn.
Franklin Fraxier was the youngest In company with my colleagues on diturei will reach $28,000,000. '
la 1..3 ta ei;- ' -t t.r re
school tyJcxs ere $il,t-.-J. Lart
resr they were mere tUa 6,000,twa
In 22 years the value of school
rroperty Incraaaad from $100,000 U
swwooo. r i. . i .
la 1900 the average salary - af
teachers was less than $25 . per
month, t Last year it was $102. - .
U 1900 tha average length of
school term vaa 73 days. Last year
It was 141 daya, ;
High School enrollment increased
in 22 years from 2,000 to 48,000.
Ia 1900 there were no rural pub
lic libraries ia "the state. In 1923
there were mora than 4,800.
The lesson these figures teach is
that education and material progress
are definitely related and Illiterate
people do not maka a great progres
sive growing state. , The higher, the
educational standards are the greater
is likely to be the development In
material ways. It costs money to
maintain good schools but the money
returns many fold.
GEORGE P. PELL.
11, 1923. From tha
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7 ii' addition U Korthhamptoa, tha
home -of - President Clidra, oar
Bjyr irr fitia of aiainarhu ilS
wars carried by tha Deraocreta fa tha :
December. At the same time. Demo- .
Fall River, Springfield, and WestfialtS
waa maienauj ipawwi ..;
There are sow Democratic Mayors
elect fa Taunton, Holyoka, Cbicopee,
and Marlboro. These are important
towns and soma of them have been
Republican heretofore. Their popula
ti.., m Tanntn- ATJvAO Holvok-
MVMV . M w.f Tk
SOftOO; Chicopee,, 36,000, and Maii-
boro, 15,000.. , - , ' ..4: : i
In Fall Riaar . many .EepuWicanS
voted with Democrats for tha election
Large. Professor E. rVoodhoose,
new Mayor of Northampton, is a Vir-
ginia Democrat One of his predeces-1
socs in this office waa President
Hunter Dalton, first pastor
RADIO EDUCATES THE PEOPLE
The educational value of the radio
to families in their homes and on the
farm is becoming more fully appre
ciated. From one Western broad
casting station people in 114 cities
and towns, and thousands of farm
homes in the country enjoyed daily
. Lectures from great educational
centers scattered over thirty-one
states are heard from one super-station.
. ' ''
A family in Femdale, California
hears concerts from Portland, Oregon,
and farmers at Livingston, Montana
enjoy concerts from Dee ' Moines,
v The pleasure that a whole family
gets from nation-wide music and lec
tures is intensified by the fact that
they have been deprived of these '
things untO the discovery of the 1
radio, r r ;
Failures Disprove "Prosperity from
Statistics of cetrunereial failures and
bankruptcies do-act support President
CooUdge's statement to ,M6 recent
raaissro that the '.Republican profi
teers tana has. rDes productive oc
an abounding prosperity.." While the
number of these lailarea for eleven j
months of 1923 . was sot aa large aa
that reported (or the corresponding
period or tlm us waoiin
eoneerna involved averaged more than
4 AAA - k Cm r9 4kflA A MV
- age' . ' -' ' '' '
. The faflures fa 192S total! IMT7,'
, ; and the liabilities Aggregated USl-
months of 1922 were UJM2 tor faO-'-
arts and VMfitt&O for the Uahlli
" tira. LUl.ltles In 1922 averswl $25
' 881, and those for 1923 $2801. Tb-re
were 1,704 failures ia November, thi
year. With he exception of last
January thla wa the largest total
'recorded In any month for a year.
' Then New York Times, eotrtmtit
'ing on th"M statist Ira, says: The
pumtier of failures in NortmMf with
indidness Of over 10,000,000
enr'.t to 1 a
there is ' i a
tvM"nce ' that
ray to re te
irneh soto hat normal eon'uuna.fl
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The first big event in our new store!
WHAT a busy month of good things January
will be at Miller & Rhoads! Four big sales
events, including the first Store-Wide Sale since
the opening of our new building!
With the delightful memory of thef big Store
Wide Expansion Sale of last summer still fresh in
mind, we are opening wide the entire store for
the second sale of this kind. It is store-wide in
extent, and will last throughout the month of
We are trying hard to make this second Store
Wide Sale in every respect greater than the first.
Miller & Rhoads buying representatives went to
New York to buy new merchandise especially for
this sale. They bought at the lowest prices they
could get without sacrifice of quality. Their only
object was to buy goods that could be sold at un
usually low prices.
Our entire resources were employed to bring to
this sale the greatest array of merchandise ever gath
ered together in our store. For weeks it has been
arriving, and our stock-rooms
are literally overflowing with
useful and fascinating things,
and still they continue to pour in,
and will continue to arrive until
the clpse of the sale.
New offerings will be brought
forward at low.prices every day.
Every article in this sale is of
. first qUaJity . and upholds the
Miller &, Rhoads traditions of
character. ? Quality, for" quality,
you will find.the prices yery low.
i ; Four Big Shopping
Events During January !
Second Semi-Annual Store
l . Wide Sale
Annual January White Goods
. . ,,. Sale, .
' Ileedjr-to-Wear Qearanoe
Annual Mid-Winter Fnrnirur
Simultaneously with the Store-Wide Sale, we
are holding our regular January White Goods Sale,
and our Ready-to-Wear Clearance Sale, and the
annual February Furniture Sale has been moved
ahead to January.
All these four big sales will be going on at once.
Every floor, every department, every nook and
corner of this big store will have its daily sales
specials. Counters and shelves will be stocked with
fresh merchandise as fast as depleted.
If you have never visited our new enlarged store,
this is a splendid opportunity. You will find it a
comfortable, convenient and pleasant place to shop.
You will enjoy the tea-rooms on the fifth floor.
You have the choice of lunching in the exquisitely
dainty Colonial Room, the big, comfortable English
Room or the exotic atmosphere of the Italian Room.
There is a luxuriously furnished and restful
lounge just before you enter the Colonial Room.
Meet your friends there, or pause a moment to
refresh yourself before lunching.
When in Richmond you are
welcome to make Miller &
Rhoads Store your headquar
ters, make use of our many free
personal services and shop as
you please. Whether yoi wish
Ja buy or not, cope in and see
: this beautiful new store of ours.
Remember, if you can't get what
you Want hi' your own locality,
try Miller U Rhoads.
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