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Xr;?niKCIPJXS, N OT MEN
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
A 'Asheboro, North CarvUna, ' Tharsssy, Muck , 1M4
-.-. - ys- ...
ilRSL ASIICRAFT;';; '
and Member of Prominent
&,r "Fiimii.:vv':-'. .
- - " .
:rMri Xtnrfe "Snamburger A!;
-Wife of Mr. T. A. Ashcraft died fa
Monroe : last Saturday at the - local
.hospital,; where two week prior sto
her deaths baby girl waa-born.
Mri Aaheraft ; waa v anatiye of
Randolph county,, a daughter of - the
' lata Peter: and.Corrina Lewis Sham
burger, both of whom were rnembers
of well known and pro ndnent .families
fa this section, of the state. VJfT
-lived - hi .Concord, township. V - Mrs.
tlrl-it tZ-L her eariv education
at Farmer after which time she went
to Guilford College, whettTshe grad
uated with highlionors.She laught
.m1 nr hef ore her marriage
. both in the Jamestown; and ' Fatoer
. High Schools, neaiff pnnrap v "
Farmer high school' for three years.
. She was jnarnea,5 xar.-x.
ticnra ti 1917.tS To this mv
; Ion thereere three children, Thomas
',died fa; infancy and a two weeks old
' daughter Linnie Shamburger; Upon
7 going to Union county Mrs.-Ashcraft
! allied herself with f Jfcbex? Methodist
Episcopal church of which she was a
r faithful and -consistent member. She
was also identmed min everyinuiB
pertaining to social and - educational
LANDMARK OF ASHEBOBO ,
'13 BEING TORN DOWN
: welfare in the community
' Bhe lived. - ''
i The familyr relatives and many
J friendshave : sustained a distinct
s i. .it Malim that in herVpassjng
1 the itate has lost One of her foremost,
conseiencious and i most-beloved au
r zehs. She had as her. Motto-f-eervice
' nd never- failed; in the perform
Af dutv. Besides her husband
and 'children Mr -Ashcraft irsur
vived by one brother;' Mr, Charles
Shamburger of Star;;who on account
of illness was prevented from attend
in " hia" Bister's . funeral. Mrs. Asn-
raft ; met death as courageously as
- ahe had. alwayB., rnejt Ijfeall its
- phases, planning for those, . Vhom she
Laa iaairincA' Her Blallv, friends1 in
J Wcouhty witf deplore her death but
will follow, her husband and children
with interest. . . -
, ;-., J ,. u!l '
m not iTecent "aTbani,
- if ever, experienced just "such, an. oc-
easion as. that of ,the Jwqa? X
'. Satiii-dav -nieht - bs. - the - Richardson
Y;-Sto tha-J Baptlstchureh. t ,ThW
AM Wlim IlllTTlRtl ' 1U- UUMUa Wl, f W-
Eichardsoh, to be directed ,bjr a pro
gressive, capable and consecratel
teacher, Mr. fc B. Moore, who is also
President or Kanaoipn wiuui tur
dav School Association. :
Nvr has the ttrinnasium of the
linni hniMincr looked more attrac
tive and tempting than it did with
two long tables artistically decorated
with flowers and fruits, around which
wat assembled 200 or more Wives,
nmethearta and friends of the mem
bers of this class.
' One of the oldest - houses : and; a
beloved landmark of - the - town of
Asbeboro if being torn down rafiidly 1
this week. This l ' the quaint , .old
house known " as v the Marmaduke
Robins home in East Asbeboro. 'The
house lacks Just 11 years of being
100 yean old, and in apite of its age,
many oi the umoers were noc worn
in the least, being ef the best .ma
terial possible. : Mr, Alfred Marsh and
family built to nouse, ana jivea in
it for several years. - Mr. Marmaduke
Robins .then nought the nouse ana
lived in it keeping "bachelor's -halT
until he took hia bride there. There
they lived for ever; forty-five" years
and reared a- family or tnree sons;
they are, Henry Robins, attorney at
law. of Asheboro: Rev Sidney Robins
of Ann Harbor. Mich.: and- Duke
Robins, of Robins and Weill Insur
ance Co., Greensboro.- Mrs. koduis is
well and affectionately known here
survives and is -active in her church
and club work. She has lived fa the
old home' place with her son. Mr.
Henry Robins, and his wife and little
rirl until recently when they moved
into the Kelly house, near the Graded
hschool building. Here, they will live
until their new home is compietea on
the name lot where the other stood.
fThe passing of this landmark bringa
sadness to the hearts of many of the
older residents of the town who have
been entertained ' fa true " Southern
style in the Robins home, but as the
times advance: the old must give
place to- the new arid more modern
architecture : or tne aay.
'j r " ; - i
ROBBING rOST o iuis
MR. BLAIR OF VLNSTON WRITES
? ABOUT Tlffi OLD PLANK ROAD
Quotes Several PnranpEs About Place and Towns In North
Carolina Which tWB Be ofKnteres) To the Readers
MEETING OF COUNTY
BOARD OF EDUCATION
Jenae Newsome. 20 Tears Old has
hieti nlaoed under arrest bv ' federal
offteera charging' him with rohbing
the wails at High: Point." .Newsome
was' caucht iri the act of opening' a
lock .box belonging , to ; another igh
Point man. ' He was arrested two
nights later after the police had spent
two nights watching tne youtns move
ments in the vicinity , of the post
office. Mr. Ed. Ferree informed the
police that someone" ..had taiteh W
postoffice key from the lock box5 while,
he was sorting his mail. An officer
watched the box from early r in tne
evening unta about four o'clock' the
louoymg morning, uw vixuxr ? xcxw
his post and the box' was robbed a
short time after the efficer left the
building. The next night the watch
was maintained throughout the' night
and Newsome was caucht at 6:30.
The officials searched his room at 212
West, WiUis sjtreet, High Point, and
discovered several postoffice keys, a
number letters and 8400 fa'thecks-
which had been stolen from the poe
officft.-' Officers claim that Newsome
has Confessed to" the crime,5 ahd'elaimg'f
that -he-jound the postoffice keys. He
moved to High Point about 18 months
ago from AsheVille.
fMr. Wmiam A. Bklr.-or WInetoiH They afford the finest rice fields
Salem J formeriv of ArchAle wrote the state."
an interesting .story; which appeared "Salisbury, post town and cap. Row
in the Sunday' Greensboro Dafly an Co., 6 S. W. Yadkin, 84 S. W. Sa
News. called The Old JPlank RoadVlem. Pop. obout 600. Near this town
Mr. Blair went , through the library there is a remarkable wall of stone
of Congress in Washington and found laid In cement, plastered on both
an" interesting ' volume tailed the, eidea' from 12 to 14 feet in height
"American Traveler: This;- dook ana zz incnes tmcK. me length or
contains 600 closely" printed pages what has been discovered is about
and Us title page, ln-ful tt U iol- 500 feet. The top of the wall ap
Imws; The American Traveler; ' n proaches within one foot of the sur-
Natfonat . Directory eohtaining ' an face of the ground. When built, by
account of all the great past roads, ' whom, and for what purpose is un
and most important cross-roads- in- known,. A similar wall has, within a
the ' United States, leading1 from few years, been discovered about six
Washington city to the BevetatT exmilea from the first, from 4 to 4 ft
tremities of the union. JThejartieletu'gh and 7 inches thinck."
bv Mr. Blair dwells on sotne' interest-f .. "Fayetteville, post town and cap.
. . . .... . . i rt V 1 1 "t TT7 1 r T 111
ing subjects wnicn- coverspracacany vuDerlana ui., on yv. sme oi xx. w.
every important city In the union.1 In branch of Cape Fear river. Pop. 3,532.
his article he quotes several para ;lt is the most commercial town in
graphs about places and towns in ,r..w it contains a courtnouse, a
North Carolina which will be of fa, town house, an academy, a. Masonic
terest to thereaders of The. Conner. "hall, three banks, one of which is a
He says: ; V . ' i.:' (branch of the U. S. bank and three
"The larger portion of the T)OOk1s;05 Pu?"? woramp. ceverai oi
however, is filled with instructions ;'to puouc Dunoings are large aim
the traveler in regard to "roads, ; and ."f"" , . . ,
fa all cases the distencea P8t town.an ffP-
points is accurately given. In North toke3 Co. on the Town Fork of Dan
n r,.i.)i ;,f ir5n river, 10 N. E. Bethina. It contains
in full are from Wifinington to Salis
bury, Asheville and Knoxsvule;, from
Wilmington to FayettevOlef'; from
Fayetteville to Knoxville tia Char
lotte; from -Jhariotte .to. , Asnanue;
from Fayetteville to Danburyrf.from
Fayetteville to Hillsborough; from
Fayetteville to Salem f from Raleigh
to Germantown: from Raleiflh to Hal
ifax! from Raleigh to Knoxville by
Asne county, etc, xo iuwtrai. iue
road -from Fayetteville to Salem,
which later became the f old Jlank
road, is thus given; .V ' v k
From Fayetteville to. Salem. A '
' Paw From
' ticular ' Fay-? ;;
Towns, etc ; Distances etteville
Mnrnanti'o i ' .iri SS .
Munrows i,. 16 ' 3 .
HaU 024 : r tS
Randolph Court House 20 - ' 73 ;-'
; In describing the North" Carolina
towns, he says.
Lat 84-4-11 N. Pop. ,'2,633. Blacks
1 J535. .Itcontaina a C courthouse,' ; a
jail, an academy, ; tv banks, a'print
(By W. H. Willis.)
The churches of the city will hold
a union service Sunday . night, next.
at our church, in the interest of Near
Tv.nAmiT.aHnTii. East Relief. Rev. Mr. Gillespie, of
Ism was forgotten for the time being iGastonia, will be the speaker,
anmrvhAdwiinsriea wita a Ken-1 " c .6.8
uinely good feeling toward one anoth- j
r, regardless or creea or aecu
This host of friends and neighbors
was bountifully served by the young
er men of the class with sandwiches,
coffee, cream, cake, , salted peanuts,
and apples. Interspersed with eat
ing, were popular musical selections
- furnished by the local orchestra, also
short speeches by the following;.. Mr.
Moore, Rev. W. A. Elam, pastor of
the Baptist church, Mr. N. F. Marsh,
teacher of men's class to M. E. church,
Messrs. E. R. Baldwin, of Greensboro
.- and J C Luther, of Liberty, both of
" - whom were former members of the
;U class, Prof. R. D. : Marsh, Superfa-
tendent of the High School, Mr. W. E.
;Martey, President Columbia Township
B. 8. Convention, and Rev W. L.
, f Scott, pastor of the M. E. church. The
following toast was given, by Miss
? Carrie Cranford one of tha teachers
j.In tha high school .
'' Wi may'liT without books what
is knowledge but grieving t i . -t".
We may live without hope what Is
hope but deceiving? .
W may live without love what, u
. -pai!ion but pining X,' V
, ' But where is the man. who can live
i ; , vUkon illnlnvf -. . . '
Bo, here's to the folks whofvs brought
: this to pass, ; '
Here's to- Mr. Moore and tha Rich-
rardon Class."- ; -'
- After all had eaten till too , full
for other utterance", a, hearty t sre
weU was given by Mr. Moore; and
the guests adjourned wishing .the
Richardson Class and teachers much
success la the wonderful work. they
are doing In this community. - I j i
, f ;
, A TownftMa Sunday School Conven
k tion Held at Pmbyteriaa Chart ,
' I - A wrahlp Sunday School Conven
!. tlan ii hr', st the Presbyterian
f . rhurch at Ai,hphore Ssturdsy evening;
l:arrh 1st . RpresenUtives ifrom
""'"'' I c,f Vi vHous Sunday schools
Of t r
r f. r
1 townxhlp were ptes-
i t taika, before miss
I -Mlirml Miss flora
: lionrd of Sunday
; f -i i; .' h -ho tnsde an
i. I. I t vis' subject
-in!;iy i i.i.ol work, and
r ' ' f-d tlis'pepd for
ii l i t f ijnday gchooL
i i- r, r' r nnnn of'1.' tbS
j 'l ever 'the
We are arranmntc to have our
Sundav School Day early in April.
Sunday March 16, is the day set for
Southern Methodists to do something
worth while for its 900 superanuates
and 1300 widows of the ministers.
Asheboro nroDoses to do her part.
Peraonel: The writer was mildly
shocked this week to hear that his
eldest son was married and off on
his weddino- journey.
rm . il A
ana passing oi xurs. lviaruiu Aim
Presnell on March second, takes from
us a respected and highly esteemed
The following Methodist ministers
were our guests Friday, while attend
ing our Sunday school institute; Revs.
W. F. Womble, E. E. Williamson, J.
H. Bernhardt, R. G. Tuttle, J. E.
Woosley, O. P. Routh, G. W. Clay,
A. G. Loflin, W. L. Scott, J. W.
Hoyle, and A. L. Lucas.
Ding me jNonn iromumne Center of the
says, Wilmington,. -. Irt jSjees "r and in
capital of new Hanover gravel walks.
it of entry, g. 78 10 W.-jyariong part of
and 40 or 50
a -courthouse, a jail
"Bethania of Bethany, post town,
Stokes Co.. 4 N. W; Bethabara, 9 N.
Wi Salem. 10 S. W. Germantown. It
is a Moravian town, containing about
yjfSalem, post town, Stokes Co., wa
tered by a small branch of the Yad
kin, 34 N. E. Salisbury, 100 W. Ra
leigh,' W. 331. It is a handsome
Moravian town, built of brick and
chiefly on one street about a mile and
a hill long, paved and planted with
rows Of trees on each side. It con
tains a church and has manufactures
" 4.. a . 11 1
ot potters ware, sauiery, gioves, nos
iery, etc. Here is an excellent Mo
ravian academy for females, under
the direction of a preceptor and 12
matrons. There are belonging to the
institution four brick buildings, four
story ; high, situated on a square m
ihe center of the town, planted with
intersected with fine
Young ladies from
parts of the southern states
are sent to this academy. The. price
of., hoard and tuition is moderate and
great attention is paid & the :" xaorals
The Board of Education of Ran
dolph county met Monday, March Srd,
the following members being present:
u. r. jtoss, Chairman; J. A. Martin.
A request was made by the patrons
of KUdee district, Columbia township
for a truck to be placed there next
year to transport children to Stale y.
No deffiniteaetion was taken at this
meeting, but the Board will consider
the advisability of placing a truck
there at a later meeting.
It is ordered that the accounts for
repairs at Pierce school house, Tab
ernacle township be paid.
L. P. Mendenhall is appointed com
mittee at Prospect to succeed Mr.
Hubbard who resigned.
The sale of school lot at Worth
vflle for $625 is confirmed. Mr. W. L.
Ward is purchaser for the Methodist
Protestant church, the county still
retains the house.
It is ordered that all notes and
deeds necessary for the erection of
Trogdon school house, Brower town
ship be prepared and signed and
After having ascertained that is is
desirable to vote a tax rate in Trinity
taxwe district for maintaining a
buildinsr and build a new school build
ing an election is approved, calling
for a tax rate of 60c on the $100 valu
ation of property.
It is ordered that the hrst building
Fund available in 1925 be given Lib
erty for building a new school house.
Application for Special Building
Fund from the State are approved.
$60,000 to be secured for Trinity Dis
trict and $40,000 for Farmer.
Mrs. M. A. Presnell, One ef
Ashebore's Oldest Citizens"
Denton Marble Works Win
Against Defunct Bank.
Mrs. M. A. Presnell, an old and
highly respected resident of Asheboro,
died at Memorial hospital, last Sat
urday night after an illness of a week
from paralysis and apoplexy.
The funeral was held in the Metho
dist church on Sunday afternoon, ser
vices being conducted by the pastor.
Rev. W. H. Willis, and burial follow
ed in the local cemetery.
Mrs. Presnell was sixty-five years
of age last Christmas. Before mar
riage, she was Miss Martha Ann
Stewart, of Kernersville. She was
married some forty years ago to the
late Jesse Presnell, a well known con
tractor and builder, who died more
than twelve years ago. She had lived
in Asheboro thirty-five years, The
deceased was for many years the
leading dressmaker of Asheboro,
fashioning the gala dresses for the
most prominent women of two. gen
erations. She was a kind neighbor.
a lover of home, a good wife, and
devoted mother. She was a member
of the M. E. church for many years.
One son, Mr. Cleveland Presnell:
and one grandson, Hiatt Presnell, of
Plant City, Florida, survive; besides
two sisters, one half-brother, and
Among those from out of town at
tending the funeral, were Mr. and
Mrs. Fletcher Huffine, of Kerners
yille; and Mr. and Mrs. Huffine, of
office, an .Episcopal and. a Presby-f - pupils. Cape Fear bank at
tenaB- enurciu,', tt,u wejwgatea lori aOngtoa has aft gency-hereJ!:
trsdejr.Vut.1 Is-" sjecaanted ptiBliesfwy.l;' wmud,i&-dim.
Opposite to the toym ire two islands '.onceminir 24 states Michiaraa Ter-
f WJ .lupgton has aft Agency hereJf
which extend with the court of 'thei
river, dividing it into three channels I
(Continued oh Page 4.)
DR. CRAVEN CLOSES
OFFICE IN ASHEBORO
County Sunday School Institute
M. E. Church Last Friday.
Friday an all-day County Sunday
School Institute was held at the
Methodist Episcopal Church in Ashe
boro. All, 'pastors, Sunday School
Superintendents and teachers of the
county were Jnvlted and the attend
ance was rood, every charge in. the
county but three being represented.
Tne principal speakers oi tne oay
were Mr. Bradham, areprentative
of the General Board 'of Sunday
School Work. , Mfc O. VWoosley, of
Lexington, who,. is well 'known, in
Asheboro, having bees, principal ;' of
the Asheboro School several "years
sgo.:. HMisf Jenkins, ! of. Lexington,
vha fa M lmentar Worker WSS al
so present and spoke. Presiding Elder.
Worobie was in cnarge oi tne - ser
vices. In the evening.". Mr. Bradham
Kive an illustrated lecture of. unusual
terest. During the noon hour, the
ladies of the church served sump-
Series ef Meetlsgs " la' jfresbytertsi
rnvnarefcjUose, no , :
tf' cil " " M vrf j'. !
The series ef meetings which have
been in Drorrese st the Presbyterian
church closed Tuesday -night : Rev.i
Wade Smith, of Greensboro, father oi
the psstor vf. tha local church was,
K-osent end was as usual interesting,
e ls one ef the foremost ministers
bv the eonatrr and has become noted
ea account ef his little Jetta. There
have been sigh tee accessioae to the
church since the meeting fft&
V -,? - ', ! l'f r-"'
Dr. F. C. Craven, of Ramseur, who
for about two years has had an Ashe
boro office will leave soon for Wilkes
boro where he will move his family
and open an office. Dr. Craven is
an eye, ear, nose and throat special
ist, and had a splendid pratice in
the county, as well as many warm
personal friends who will regret to
see him leave.
Winfred Carr, optometerist, of
Greensboro, will come to the town and
will occupy the offices .vacated by
Dr. Craven. He will be in town each
Saturday for the present, and it is
hoped that he will later make Ashe
boro his home.
D. W. SIMS TO BE IN
RECRUITING OFFICER HERE
Sgt. Carlyle Koenig, Co. A. 4th
Engrs, Fort Bragg, N. C, Recruiting
Service U. S. Army, will be in town
for two weeks or more. Served fa
Spanish Boxer Rebellion, Phillipine
Insurrection and during World's War
as Assistant Instructor at the U. S.
Military at West Point N. Y.
Sgt Koenig will be at the office on
the right behind the court room upstairs.
In making a report to the County
Commissioners Monday. Dr. Hunter,
i county health physician, stated that
there were at that time lour nunareu
and forty-four eases ef measles fa
tha county. While many of those fa
Asheboro who have had the disease
and up and out again there are many
new quarantine eigne on the doors of
the town. .. It is .understood that the
majerity at cases have been coropara-tively,inild...il.s4..v;
Ibcosm ,Tsx Returns Mast Be Filed
; Before March. 13th. ,
Attention is called to the f set that
all married, Mtrsons ' with an in
come of -11,000, all married persons
with an income -of $2,000 and an
persons with gross income of $5,000
er merer U corporation!; . all part
nerships, all fiduciaries must. file -a
return with the 'State Revenue' . De
partment, on. or before March. IS. "
Ka r!lf fIV BTTt t. r 1 fTTH? VT
A 60 gallon efper- ttlH was cap
tured Sbout a half mile Southeast of
Brown's .Cross Roads Monday morn
ing. ..Nearly thousand gallons of
beer Was also destroyed by Deputy
. I. Cooper and Mr, Fill Langley.
From appearances, ths owners of the
still wera about reedy to get to work
when the officers found the still the
tnea escaped however, -
Mr. D. W. Sims, general State Sup
erintendent of the North Carolina
Sunday School Association, will be in
Randolph county, March 9th, and will
hold three township Sunday school
Institutes. Mr. Sims will speak at
the following places: Oak Grove
church in New Hope township 10
a. m.; Pleasant Ridge church in Cole
ridge township, 2 p. m.; and at Ram
seur M. E. church 7:30 p. m. Mr.
Sims is well known in Randolph coun
ty as a live enthusiastic Sunday
school worker and a very fine speaker.
All of the schools in these townships
are requested to send representatives.
COL. W. P. WOOD CONTINUES
IN SERIOUS CONDITION
Col. W. P. Wood, one of the coun
ty's oldest and most highly respected
and probably the widest known citi
lens continues in a serious condition
at the High Point hospital. His
relatives and friends express great
anxiety over his condition and there
has been universal sorrow that re
ports are not mro favorable.
RANDOLPH SUPERIOR COURT
BEGINS MARCH 17TH
Randolph Superior Court for the
trial of civil cases begins March
seventeenth and will continue for two
weeks.' The trial' of criminal cases
will betrin on March 81st and will
continue throughout the week. Judge
W. F. Harding of Charlotte will preside.
A Davidson county jury rendered a
verdict in favor of The Denton Mar
ble Works last week against the di
rectors of the Bank at Denton.
The plaintiffs sought to recov
er the sum of $824.39 from the de
fendants, alleging mismanagement
and negligence of duty on the part
of the bank's directors, and the jury,
after deliberating for about twenty
minutes, answered every issue in
favor of the plaintiff and awarded
the damages asked.
The plaintiff contended that at
the time of the Bank of Denton went
into the hands of a. receiver they
had on deposit with the bank the
sum of $1,326.89. Prior to the suit
the receiver had paid depositors
fifty cents on the dollar and the
plaintiffs asked for a verdict in
their fayo of $824.39.
DEATH OFIRS. NANCY J. SCOTT
-Mrs," Nancy Jane (Craven) Scott
died February 25, 1924, aged 71 years,
i-. She was the-daughter of . the late
RaKnv.M.land Eliza Melton Cra
ven. On - October ""8, ,1875 The- -'was
united fa marriage -to Johnjl Thomas
Scott To this union eight children
were born, two of whom with the
husband preceded her to the beyond.
Those surviving are, Mrs. A. A. York,
Mrs. Everett Cox, Mrs. W. W. Davis,
all of Ramseur, Route 1; Mrs. W. E.
Beane, Ore Hill; Mrs. G. P. Craven,
Franklinville; and B. H. Scott, of
Ramseur Route 1, with whom she
has made her home since the death of
her companion nearly twelve years
There are 35 grandchildren living
and 7 dead. Two brothers, J. M.
Craven, Merry Oaks; L. A. Craven,
Coleridge; two sisters, Mrs. Lou Bra
dy, Siler City; and Mrs. Hiram Gard
She was converted in early life and
united with Shilo Christian church,
later moving her membership to
Pleasant Grove, and nearly 30 years
ago, the family moving to Ramseur,
she transferred her membership to
Pleasant Ridge church and remained
a devoted and consistent member un
til her death; always faithful upon
her attendance at church as long as
her health permitted.
Funeral services were conducted
from Pleasant Ridge church by her
pastor, Rev. T. J. Green, assisted by
Rev. John Allred of Pleasant Cross
Christian church and Rev. W. L.
Scott of the M. E. church, Ramseur.
Interment was in the church ceme
tery. Flower bearers were her granddaughters.
FIGHT FOR CASH OPTION
ON SOLDIERS' BONUS
Two Yeang Weaken Injured By Pass
, fag. Car,
'IMiss Ruth Vuncannon, formerly of
this place, and Miss Nell Orr, of
Denton.. both, students at Elon Col
lege, were painfully injured Sunday
afternoon while 'walking' alone o the
highway. Two cars collided turning
J, O. Rumley'e car over on the two
young women. The car which hit
Mr, Rumbley'e was going st a ter
rific speed. It Is not known who the
driver was... The, young girls .were
not seriously barty
j '." ,.;. i
j ' MARRIED "
i Miss Myrtle West end Mr. Hurler
Powers, both ef Asheboro, were mar
ried at the Baptist personage Febru
ary 27th, Rev. J. W. Rose, officiating.
Mrs. rowers is the daughter oi Mr,
and Mrs. W. H. West and Mr. Powers
Is the son ef Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Powers. They will make their home
A determined fight has arisen over
a straight out cash payment option
on the soldiers' bonus legislation be
fore the house ways and means com
mittee. Chairman Jeffers of a spec
ial committee has come out for it and
Representative Garner, Texas, who
has opposed the bonus in the past
as well as some other Democratic
members of the committee, have in
dicated they favored the full cash
payment option. The McKenzie bill,
similar to that passed last session
and vetoed by President , Harding,
provides for options, but restricts
cash payments to those entitled to
less than $50 under the adjusted
compensation credit Other options
are adjusted service certificates, a
form of insurance; vocational train
ing, and farm or home aid.
DEATH OF Wm. ASBURY ALLRED
Wm. Ashury Allred,. who has , been
in declining health for the'paat vear,
died at his home on" Asheboro- Route
1, Wednesday evening, February 27tb
age 67 years. - "Funeral and " burial ; '
services, Friday morning, were eon
ducted from Pleasant Cross Christian
church by Rev. John M. Allred. In
terment was made in Pleasant Cross
cemetery. Mr. Allred was a son of
the late George and Bettie Allred. He
was married to Lydia Cheek Novem
ber 14, 1880. The deceased is sur
vived by two brothers, C. M. and Man
ley Allred; one sister, Mrs. T. M.
Ellison; his wife and three children,
Mrs. Norda Holden, Charles and La
cy Allred; and a large circle of
Troy Citizen To Have Burned
Mr. W. A. Harris, of Troy, has
sent Representative Hemmer two
$20 bills and one ten dollar bill which
were thrown into the fire by a little
ehUd, who had gotten hold of the
money and most of the contents burn
ed before the discovery was made.
These small parcel were snatched
from the fire as soon ss the discovery
Mr.. Hammer ascertained from the
treasury department that the bills
referred to can be , replaced if the
necessary affadavits can be provided,
describing how the dsmage was done.
Members of the Hsrris family are to
provide the affidavits.
HELD UP ON HIGH POINT-
Donald Headen was stopped in his
car while riding with a young lady
four miles out of High Point, on the
Asheboro highway Monday night.
After driving for a while, the couple
were returning to High Point when
several men drove up in another car
and commanded Mr. Headen to stop.
He slowed down his car, he said, and
when he did a man jumped from
the other automobile and came up to
his machine. He had a large butcher
knife in his hand and seeing this,
Mr. Headen increased the speed of
his machine and returned to the city
He notified local officers and they
went out on that road to search for
the thief, but no arrests were made.
NEW BANK OPENED AT
DENTON LAST WEEK
TRAIN DEMOLISHES CAR
i?u f ' i ,"' ? , -r
' When train No. 136 hit the automo
bile Ja which Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Upton and their two boys.' aged
eight and" ten,- Tuesday ' evening at
Oak Hill about two miles .west ef
Hlglr Point, Mrs.- Upton Was seriously
Injured." "Mr." Upton end the two
boys jumped to safety, but as Mrs.
Upton, wss attempting to lump, the
train; hit the'ear, completely demol
ishing It Mriv Upton was token to
The Carolina Bank and Trust com
pany opened st Denton last week.
Mr. J. F. Garner, the cashier, as
sisted by Mr. Welter Rspp was fa
charge, and they report a splendid
The Csrolins Bank k Trust Co., has
recently received its charter and at
a meeting of the stockholders tha
following officers were elected. T. J.
Finch, president Arthur Ross, vice
president and J. F. Garner, cashier.
The bank is located in the building
formerly occupied by the Bank of
COMMISSIONERS MET MONDAY.
The Commissioners of the county
met Monday and transacted a great
deal of business 'and not completing
the work are fa session again today.
A full .report will appear next week. '
Mcmbefs of Ex-Sheriff Mkeys Fsst
Uy Charged With His Murder.
i Mrs. X R. Lakey snd'her twe
Sons and a grandson, of, Yadkin eoun.
a hospital in High Folhtforiously in tr have been arrested em the charge
Jurid, although her exact condition is ef the murder ef Ex-5hrlff A. JR.
not yet known. ! Lakey the latter part of, Isst August