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Brinj Result V
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
PRINCIPLES, NOT B1EN
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WITH S5IALL VOTE
McLa Carried State Bj Over
- Taaa FoorTcara AfL
Prasttady snosbMs unofficial ' rs-
tnitks maw that Angus Wilton Mc
Lean, TJarsecrstie snndidats for Gov
enter csnM ths Stat by ever 100,-
00 Is ths eteetteoi on November 4,
while Jobs W. Davis, ths Democratic
candidate for Ftssidsnt (waived
majority Upwards 1 80,000
CoolMge LeFolIette combined.
With only of ; ths 1,730 precincts
aliasing, the combined vote-for Pres
ident aggregates only 458000, jrhich
is short Vy 70,000 of the toUl of 638,
000 which u east 4 yean ago. The
LsFoUette -rote aeenm to hare alraokt
completely evspomtedV not a"sing
sonnty m the State easting as many
as 60S wotes for the 'Wisconsin Sen
Wits one exception, ' later re tarns
have only served to strengthen
trends 'established by the first figures
available. However, the constitu
tional amendment increasing the nay
of legislators from four to ten dol
lars on day received heavy majorities
in the cities but as returns from
the rural precincts Vegan to come
the "majority was reversed and with
WfrednttS ' mraibrg Ow -measure
has an' adverse majority of 74.00
snd the amendment has met the fate
M every' like proposal sinee 1868
-when the present scale was .adopted.
For another two years at least the
legislators will centbioe to dmw less
'compensation than their clerks and
swill have to snpplemerit their ' pa;
with personal funds in order tc meet
their hotel bill.
The vote shows that of 9B comities
reporting, forty were tfor the mea
sure and fifty -six against 3t with
nearly all ths 78aleVmnties
tomainmg targe towns.
favorable majority was 28. regis
tered in Mecambnrg xrtiito the hig-
gest niajeritylsgainet- the sneasnrei'l'.B tS ite" credit In 1922 Oslford
was ZfiSl, wjqch was rolled up m
Surry. t . -
j"H" ees wMvuibMHtj .wmsssissm
MeLeaa 27312; ' Veekms 119,695.
- The vote for Freeslent is 1380
precincts was Datfis .270,221;; Codl
idge W2S2j lAFdUette BS9.
Based on the vote thus Jar re
ceivedi it -was estimated that La
Follette, who bad 'been expected to
poll ;,a comparativftl .large -vote,
would sot receive a, siany
rjjs-.stea. , iiw coiiniiesf -w
h had l-.Tnsw 4M.ihsV:
stissrgth, jdreaily . have :ben 'r-
Orted asdiihe Oareest .vote"Oms ian
recewea m any r county was -m mo
wafl wberen'ihe receiwd v53 'votes.
Meckttnhnrg gave iaFollette 437;
New Hanover 405; Wale 485. For
syth 460; Guilford 317; Bunaombe
467; and Dnrham 221.
A peculiarity of the returns for
governor was that Meeting carried
Tyrrell county lor governor while
all of the other Republican candi
dates in the county, on the Slate
ticket, were defeated. Tyrrell is
Mr. Mee kins' birthplace.
MRS; L. D. ANDREWS DEAD
Mrs. Martha Pemberton Andrew,
widow of the late Major L. D. An
drews, died November 13th at the
home of Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Ashcraft.
at Monroe, after a week of severe
Mrs. Andrews came from an old and
distinguished family, the Pemhertona,
and was born in Montgomery county
August 23rd, 1839, and was therefore
s little more than 86 years old.
Her great grandfather, Edmund
Lilly, was granted s large tract of
land in Montgomery comity by the
Crown of England, and this property
embraced the country rosnd Meant
Gllead and long reaches on the Pee
Dee river. Many of his ancestors still
. sws homes throughout that section ef
the state, ' ''.'
Major and Mrs. And news were
married in 1864, and went to Monroe
in 1889. Major Andrews, who .died
ahoat 16 years ago, was superintend
dent of the Monroe high school for
s number of years, resigning that
position in his declining years, Their
home life was ideal and for many
years tree Southern hosptality ob
tained is thetr home in Monroe.
Survivisg Mrs. Andrews are two
sonsy CoL W. P. Andrews, of Atlanta,
and Mr. W. H. Andrews, of New York,
and four daughters, Mr. J. R" Ash
craft, Mrs, Llxtle Covington, Mrs.
Ernest Heath ef Monroe, and Mrs.
H. r3srrier. of Knoxville," Tens.
nilam Hosks of Fsyetteville;
sn: il.. . t
f Mrs. Amos 8tsck of Monro, are
.'; grknddanghters, besides there are
' several younger grand child1 ran. - r
Major Andrews taught school at
i Kew Hops Acldemy, this county, . ia
,18S7.', The winter of 18S7 was ex-
(Meult) utl t ii iss ii fm I asmIs
nn:il SJT'IIJ sutes sV . ISIITH' WW! W-IS1 V-f J w
. by th oTileat eitisens. This was bs-1
for Major Andrews was" married.
'' Ucd CrosiKoUCaU On
, ' rii lil Director Amertesa Rd Cross,
. . Charirs J, Bmith, ef Fort Bragg, was
in AshsWo t-trrU hi bitrt of.
the Bd Cm J'.oll CalL Miss Esther
Rass h as eons-Uvd to art as' ehalr
nan end all ri''-rii.ttnr sho14 . be
sent to her. I H win fat torn amd
tr pt and but ton. Brryhody la the
eoenly'ls eligllile sad la SontHbvUnf
ie dnlnr ,spledkl servise (oMtly and
WINTER HITS STATE IN
ryU, FORCE TUESDAY
SnowIn Man Places Coldest
Day ( Year Witk Tenpcr
tores Below TiMy.
Toesday was the eeMeat day of the
year in North CaroHaa. Cold, cteady
weather with light sssw was report-
ed general tkroogheat the State. Snow
that made roofs white began failing
in Ashebere and is ether parts of the
State early Tteeday morning, y
Greenvule, Gu iwboro, Henderson,
and Wilson reported light snows.' Low
temperatures wen reported at various
parte of the State. Winston-Salem re
porting the leeest, 26.
t Taeeday's seewfaU was the earliest
by two days Swing the 89 years rec
ords save been kept by the weather
baresm at BaMgh and the first to fail
in November since 1914. The. fall
measured two-tenths of an inch,
v Snow ue swing the ground suffi
eiently to track rabbits was reported
in the western part of the State. The
snow, bewail er, melted quickly and in
many places as fast as it fell.
The tkuerr here is believed to be
the tax sntl of the storm which has
been prevalent in the northern states
for the ipast several days.
Marriage and Divorce
In North Carolina
According to the figures recently
made public by the United States De
partment of Commerce there were m
North Carolina In 1923 marriages
numbering 24,028, while the divorces
bgnurted in the same calendar period
numbered 1,447. : For ' the calendar
year 922, there .were 22,267 marriag
es and 1,817 divorces reported.
The increase of the numher of mar-
triasres for 1923 ever 1922 was 7tL : or
T-9 'per cent increase, while the di
vorces reported for 1923 shews an
tacrease of 180, or 18.7 per cent er
Jne uiber reported for 1322-i: .
nuaaber -of 'marriages is ISZll with
also' led with 915. Foraytt tedk sec
omd place and Wake thirds HeeWen-
fsarg eonnty was fooiO
"There were nine ieoasties
reported no divorce for 1923. Bun-
icombe esnate topped the rust with M
divocces 1923,,. asd S3 in 1922.
Chffl&r4 took secWplaee an Foi
u. t.it i i T ..c
,andotph eeoatr com 23Z marriages
Pul.1923 as compared ts 224 in 1922.
On.tha matter et dnwees these were
lb 1 is 1S23 as sigeiast. 12 is
mtfoinett had 1 .manumit- m
1S2S sad imfSi 1322. There
Lflivbrckk la that eaamtv ia I92B suid 'S
fW yer '-before. DavSdaon had 343
marriages is 1923 and 285 in 19X2. In
rthe matter of ifa'vsrceB IDsvidsaa had
it in: 1923 against U) in 1122.
.DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS
JEllen Clyde Connor, -wife of Thom
as Connor, was bora August 26, 1889,
in Xandolph county nd died Novem
ber ,10th, 1944. She is survived by
her . husband, seven children, 6 boys
and 2 girls; 3 sisters: Mrs. David
Harsnon, of Seagrwe ; Mrs. Will
Hooker, of Greensboro,; Mrs. Bam
Hooker, of Asheboro; and one brdth
er, George Ogle, of JJorwaod; he
sides l number of other relatives and
friends. She professed faith in
Christ about fonsr years ago and a
short while beare her .death she
.stated that she was trusting is Jesus.
Mrs. "Connor was a kind mother and
bore her suffering with never a word
M. C CHURCH MATTERS
W. H. Willis
Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Isley, of
Nrth street, Joined our eharch Sun
day. H is expected that the contracts for
art gJass, and seating, and lighting
for our new church will be let Friday.
The writer preached at Wert's
Chapel to a small congregation. Son
day afternoon, there being but ne of
the members present
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Ridge were hosts
to ths writer and Eev. and Mrs. a P.
Buth for dinner on Sunday.
. "Things to think about" will be
ins pastors subject
ft subject Sunday morning. chaH,-, 0f the board of county com
nlng "The Praying Church'', miuion.ri. but it u .hiw th.t
wis oeuig ins jwira oi mr series on
the efficient eharch.
Sunday venine services will ba held
hereafter at 7 p. nt
FAMOUS PICTURE TO BR
", -.T.ho il( , -.rv in a furniture store in
America's' first super film ipefl
tecle, The Birth ef s Nation", will
appesr St thsCspitol ThMfrS, Ashs
boro again for one day only, Friday,
AH who havs seen It seem to untWi., fnnin .h. .n
with one eUlm-r-that nothing sube-'in yjgg Ustlrg stverst days.
soenUy placed on eellaloM baa ear-1 Ha was a nstlvs of WoTthvills, but
psssed The Birth Of A Natiol," In f,fttfl shout two months ago bad son.
power to portray S terrlfle naUmalldoctol or, ra m,, poUt , He la
' withf lbs agonies of 1, arrived by his widow and mother,
vlduals taught is the fnaetstorm of
Its violence, ami la iu ability to tarry
ferwsrd both ths nsUonal siS Indi
vidual stories with s dash and vfghr
ef dramatle unity ; vTbt two families,
the Southern CameroM snd the Norte
era SVmemans, with ths cross
ewrenu that nmh them, and rar -
vtvs the War KJf eves when the,
j-wgsr sen. of tht i two r.mUie. reeleav Asbebord st t s. m, sad arrive
otter en ths fl.ld ef UtU. snd , Itockingh. at 12 e'c4rl and will fw;
" - r.w,.nn
so grot a factor is ths story,
Densnts Have Bit Majority la
General Assembly Reduce
f , JRepnbfieaji Canities.
Witk the number sf Bewshlicaas
Is the Senate remaining si three est
of total ef fifty, the Dessotrsts save
this year red need the ssssbsr ef
ensetestly Eepablkss counties to
six oxrt of 100, although sustaining
a net. loss of eleven seats is she
Hones of Representatives.
lathe General Assembly of 1926
there win be 47 Democrats and three
Republicans in the Senate and 100
Democrats and 20 Republicans In
the Hones. The representation In
1923 was the same in the Senate
while there were 111 Democrats and
nine Republicans in the House, How
ever to obtain the proper signifi
cance of the new figures it is neces
sary to go back to the General
Assembly of 1921, which followed
the last presidential election. In
that body 11 of the 50 Senators were
Republicans, while there were 92
Democrats and 28 Republicans in the
In the off-year election of 1922
there was general apathy among the
Republicans while the Democratic
majority in the Senate was enlarge' 1
by a new gerrymander effected in
1921. The 1923 Republican repre
sentation of nine in the House was
considered "to be almost an irreduci
ble, minimum but this year, even
with s presidential election on three
of those counties, Polk, TyreTl and
Surry were carried over into the
- To more than offset this loss the
Republicans carried the following
counties, which went Democratic in
1922' Brunswick, Catawba, Chero
kee, Davie, Johnson two members),
LincoJn, Madison, Randolph, Hender
son Swain, Alexander, Avery and
Clay. Johnston .is normally Demo
cratic, the flop- this year being due
to purely local conditions, while
Brsnswick,' Catawba, Lincoln
Randolph always funash- fighting,
ground for feh parties. 'The other,
cosaaes are regarded as- normally
Republican although some of them
are slways siite close.
' Miss Julia Alexander, of Char-
Wtte, will e the only woman in the
1925 GenexEl Assenibhr. Mrs. Giles
UObeell, the Semocraiie nominee or
the House 'in Cherokee county having
seen defeated by her .Republican op
These are two changes in the "T923
Senate, olSaetting each other. "The
the counties wf Stows and -Sorry
went Desaomnatie for the first iime
is its history while 'the thirty.third
district, eornpaeed of "Cherokee, iQay,
.Graham, Majum and 'Swain, returned
to its usual custom -this yearsnd
elected a Republican -after having
named a Democrat two .years ago.
Fifteen members of the last Senate
were re-elected. Among this number
was Senator 6l E. Macdenhall of
Guilford. Thirty-one members of the
last House of Representatives were
Senators from the tswlfth district
are Arthur Ross, of Asheboro, -unci
W. B. McQueen, of Rcaford. A. I.
Ferree, of Asheboro, wfll be Ran
dolph's representative in the Houw;.
Moatgomery will be represented ry
B. S. Hurley, and Davidaan by Paul
Who Will Hold The
Randolph Co. Offices?
It is rumored that J. Fran
ford dops not want to hold the sffice i .
i sneroi oi itandolph county Ui which
a i .b . ... ...
be was electad November 4th. It is ;
also rumored that Everett T. Walton ,
will be made chief depaty of the sher- ,
"' " .,,J "7,r . : York Tribune says it is "A
Ccanford lo resign and aUo u to l TriH an( Tefltp1 comed c
,T,M U wnr " m. Rcpo,n7 f-H." It will he presented by an ex
thatManly Willu.nu.wll lma.h.jni-, ional, eommt cast '
l. - i A i , .:
a candidate in the prim n r -
tnw ilw v. -,:..!-.- ----!-.;- .
i ... ..... ... .,,
sheriff, but it Is presamed that he will
vs taken care ef
: it is riul tkt n ni.WV
win be the deputy register f deeds.
I , Mt known .h.ffll., mi.
J. Klwood Stentoa will be chairman
as he received ths highest vote bi (he
general election and is a successful
farmer and business man. No ether
member of ths incoming board pre-
Ii.-..!. Ia lav -itatm -A t-ftlna, a Ki,vi
man and Is not so regarded, save one!
TOM ARNOLD DEAD,
'. Tern C Arnold, aged 84 years, died
ia a Ittofc . Point Siwnll.l rAI
Mr, CIS Arnold, sf WerthvOle.
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i AsMtere-R-Kkiitf Hs Jltssy Lies
Mr, Casper Warner, ef Troy, 'was la
Asheboro yesterday arranging to put
en a jitney line btso hsr ' and
Rotklaghsm. , lis will vwtre bis fanv
l to Ash bo re and give the builneee
bis personal suDervUios. tie will
i m m snwxis Hinn ume
p.s eosner wr.a ins uigs rsrnt
Isey. ' . , ..
North Ctrvltfii Tksreday, November
DR. J. H. mqiiSMITH MEETS
WITH IL ?6. PRINCIPALS
Discusses -Condition of High
Dr. J. Henry Hijrhsmith of the
State Departiaast-of EducatioiL- mat (
with the hlgn- ecbool principals oi 1
Randolph county m top. offiea of the
County Superintendent at Asheboro ,
last Wednesday to discuss wiui them
the condition of our high schools at
the present thne and how to make
them more efficient in the future. Mr.
Highsmith made- it plain that an
eight months, school 160 days should
be taught exclusive of holidays, and
nine months .schools 180 days exclus
ive of holidays,' and that 45 minutes
should be given: to each classperiou.
In order for schools to become accred
ited it will require 160 days, 45 min
utes to the dasS, an average of 45
pupils, 300 vofaaies in the library, lab
oratory equipment, and a room for
Each principal made a report giving
the number is'isttendance, number of
teachers teaching high school sub
jects and it was gratifying to learn
that an increased enrollment occurred
in every high school in the county. It
was suggested -In this meeting that
schools will Have to raise the average
daily attendance in the high schools
from 45 to 100, pnd that five high
school teachers will be required to
teach academic subjects.
At this meeting an Athletic Asso
ciation was organized, and plans for
carrying on athletics in the future.
This fall basket ball will be the ma
jor game, the schedule having been
Those attendme were: D. C. Holt,
Liberty; Ed B.; Carroll, Randleman;
R. D, Marsh, Ramseurl Fred A. Fic
quett, Farmerj.yB. H. McCam, Sea
grove; W. H. McMahan and Mr. Fau-
eett, Asheboro,! and J. R. Weaver,
Mr. Highsiriith is visiting all the
counties in Nirth Carolina meeting
with high school principals endeavor
ing to assist fliev counties in working
out high school Courses of study and
'to assist in any way he can4to help
tne mgn scnpois to meet more nearly
the needs of the various communities.
Mr. Garland Pritchard Purchases
" Stedtsun's Grocery
Mr. Garland, Pritchard has pur
chased Stedraan's Grocery, the oldest
grocery buslhftss in Asheboro, and
will consolidate- the two grocery
stores. Mr. Stedmah began the gro
cery business $t&Ajgheboro . more than
twentjt: BV.,yeai.Jsfe and has , been
most -euecessfohf fet : ths past few
years Mr. Stedmah andxson, S. B.
Stedman,, have been paying much of
their attention to the wholesale .de
partment which is now one of the
biggest wholesale establishments in
this section. At the same time the
retail grocery has expanded.
Mr. fntchard began the grocery
business in Asheboro vtour years ago
and he has built up an excellent busi
ness. With the consolidation of the
two stores, Mr. Pritchard has one of
the biggest retail trades in the coun
ty. Mr. Pritchard continues the en
tire corps of assistants in both con
cerns and will appreciate the ipatron
Bige of both nia and the Stedman'B
'The Bubble" At Court House Satur
"The Bubble", an effective play of
dialect, humor and pathos, will be
presented at the court house Satur
day evening, November 22nd.
This is the second lyeeom attrnc-Cran-i,;.,
, ,l , .....
iiwu uui iiic uaiaiiiuin uikc uiul
r.ri.nuu. III AMiruillU ULICIKJ. It II,
n...,kA.l.. 1 A U.I -41 i T,
fc. t. , . . i
above exponses, in order that the
whool may profit thereby. This at-
,...n,..u ",l ,nB,hl h Klin a 11.,. ir, .mi.
k.-i.i- ok- t. : m t , ,
w nK" Bcnooi pupils rnLeren in
i m .... ... , ' J; . .,
tickets before the presentation of the
first attraction and many of the peo
ple of the town have season tickets.
Rev. KG. IiOwdermilk
SupL Children's Home
Mr. H. A. Garrett, who for the east
11 years' has served 'as superintendent
of the North Carolina Metho,IIst Pro-
Polnt, recently tendeied his resigna
tion to the board of trustees, and has
become field aa-ent for the High Point
uin una win miu near tne col-
of ths trustees made Associate Sup
srintoncleat snd will still be connected
with the Children's Home.
Hs will be succeeded by Rev. E. 0.
Lewdermnk, new of Greer, 8. C, but
for seme Urns a member of the North
Sr 1 MlCoi tblldiyn, MnL, Bertha
f1"' hrh- , Mr- Lwdrmi'k Glassmeyer, Monroe, W. A-, Oscar L
taformerlyof Randolph county, ths c, Greensboro,T W
,1- i . - . LzlZ .'17 w ,Z !
Smith snd sf 8.
F. Lowdermllk ef
Dr. Whit sher Te Prearb litre Sunday j
Dr. C L. Whltaksr, s former Ashe-
to.i tt s- i it. u
bers pastor, will preach to the Meth-
W1H rrotosUnt church Sunday tsors-
lag ans errnlr.
Dr. Whltsker has.
Jit-jwsny friends In Aj
'tIM U wt aim.
ro whs wID be
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APPEAL MADE FOR
HELP OF ORPHANS
Campaign On To Induce North
Carolinians To Give Day s
Income To Orphans.
The . "One-Day-For-The-Orphans"
campaign to induce every citizen of
North Carolina to give his income of
one day to the orphanages of the
state will end on November 113.
. The closing day of the campaign
will be known as "Orphanage Sun
day" and every church in the state
is expected to make an appeal for
The campaign has been under the
direction of the committee compesed
of Mr. Shipman, Miss Annie Travis,
Mary G. Shotwell, J. W. Bailey, Sta
cey W. Wade, J. R. Young and W. A.
The fund to be raised will be dis
tributed among the orphanages
which are members of the North
Carolina Orphanage association.
The distribution will be on a budg
et basis with the needs of each in
stitution considered. Any person,
however, may, if desired, name the
institution to which the contribution
is to go.
In asking aid for the orphans Mr.
Shipman said that the member insti
tutions of the state association for
the innocent and helpless children, ed
ucating them and making them self
supporting and self-respecting.
"A few dollars used on the basis
now worked out by the institutions
will go a long way toward taking
care of a young boy or girl until
he or she is able to do alone," Mr.
Shipman said. "We are making the
appeal to the mind as well as the
heart of those who wish to see
kindness and justice given to all
and have a desire for the progress
of the coming generation of the
The following is a list of orphan
ages and superintendents:
Baptist Orphanage Kev. at. u
Methodist Orphanage Rev. A. S.
Presbyterian Orphanage Jos. Ju.
Johnson, Barium Springs.
Methodist Orphanage Rev. u A.
Thompson Orphanage Rev. W. H.
Methodist Protestant Home H. A.
Garrett, High Point.
Christian Orphanage Charles D.
Johnston, Elon College.
Oxford Orphan Asylum R. L.
.Odd Fellows Home-Charles H.
Warren, Goldsboro. '
Eleids Orphanage Rev. Lucius B.
Pythian Home C. W. Pender, Gay
ton. Children's Home Society -J. J.
Nazareth Orphan's Home W. H.
Falcon Orphanage J. A- Culbreth,
Free-Will-Baptist Home C. G.
Naiareth Orphanage Rev. George
A. Woods, Nazareth.
Mountain Orphanage R. D. Bed
Grandfather Orphanage J. M. Hol-
combc, Banner Elk.
St. Anne's- Home Sister Mary
Claire, Belmont. '
Alexander Home Mrs. L. Brown
McKoy, Cor. Sec, Charlotte.
Wright Refuge Miss Alice Pirie,
Juvenile Relief Home Mrs. George
Memorial Industrial School Rev.
W. J. Poindexier (Col.), Winston-Sa-
(Col.) Henry I.
Union Services At
There will be a union service in the
! Presbyterian church Thanksgiving
day at 10 a. m. An offering will be
taken for the various orphanages in
the state, each person contributing to
the orphanage of their preference. It
is urged that each citizen in the State
contribute the sum equal to one day's
Rev. B. E. Morris will nrench the
; tt,- ... - , c .
' .. ou,"M,y avening
l6 of U,e A"h,,no churches
. P m? bolnninf Sunday,
i November 2:ird.
DEATH OK MRS. EMILY C,0X
Mrs. Emuy Cox died at her home
, Mllllw,- n-t-i ,c,L .
of 67 years.
Mrs. Cox was a loving wife and
mother and held in high esteem by
all who knew her. She was a con
sistent and faithful member of Provl.
dsnce Friend church. Ths deceased
Is SimHlMkl litt k. 1... .k - J . ,
l? brother, Nereus
sisters, Mrs. 1. II Skeen, Qlmax.
Mrs. W. A. Wood and Mrs! W. dTw. I
Ur, who was s twhvalster. of Cllmst;
snd s numbef ef other relatives ')
I Ths funeral serricea wwre nAnM
by Rev. Henry Wrens, a former sss
Is sa ,i .. o. . . .
tor, at Provides Friends ehsreh.Af.
tor which interment was made , 0.s
ful floral deslrns atlest the too. -mS
W"wv(sjsisss4 Mrs held..
TWELVE HUNDRED MILES
OF HARD SURFACE ROADS
Highway Commission 1 ushing
Forward Mighty Program of
One thousand, two hundred and
ninety miles of hard furfaced high
I ways have been constructed in North
Carolina since the present highway
I commission took charge of the ad
; ministration, according to informa
tion made public last week by of-
ficials of the commission. In ad
jdition to the hard surfaced high
ways 1,425 miles of new top-soil,
sand-clay, gravel and graded roads
I have been constructed in the
Under construction at present are
183 miles of hard surface roads and
333 miles of the other types of
roads. Another letting of contracts j
on November 16 will just about wind
up the construction work under the
sixty-five million dollar bond issues
authorized by the legislatures of 1921
and 1923. This letting will take care
of the construction of approximately
13 miles of roads, of which 15 miles
will be hard surfaced.
Taking into account the roads al
ready constructed, the roads under
construction and the roads for which
contracts will be let North Carolina
will receive for the sixty-five million
dollars spent 1,488 miles of hard
surfaced roads and 1,843 miles of
other types of roads, or a total of
3,331 miles of all types of roads.
Dividing the number of miles of
roads of all kinds constructed into
the amount of the bond issue it is
seen that the cost of an average
North Carolina mile of road con
structed under the present highway
commission is $19,213.
This figure is not as high as might
seem at first glance as the high
way commission has . acquired con
siderable road" building machinery,
office buildings, garages, office fur
nishings, and other things incidental
to launching and carrying on a
gigantic enterprise, as well as hav
ing devoted large sums to highway
These assets will probably lessen
the cost if highway construction in
North Carolina in the, future if the
next legislature votes to continue the
road building program, or if the
legislature does not sq vote they
main assets to be applied against the
i . i . i; -1. il. V T i i
liquidation uac uie qoua iiuHie.
Chair Claims Nineteen
Under Gov. Morrison
M , ... ..... 1: .... .' ..' i f
. uunnK ins wre 'y1 " j.j
months ' of " to"'uuuiu.Mt.oTj of
Governor CanK Morrison, ,Jx.hjji
teen men have gone to their death in
the electric chsir,; is; Vyment fcr
crimes of rape Slid murder alleged to
have been committed by them.
Fifteen more men are waiting on
"death row" under sentence to die
while seventeen have escaped the
death chair during Morrison's ad
ministration either through execu
tive clemency or through appeal to
the Supreme Court
Eight of the men electrocuted
went to the chair in 1921, the first
year of Morrison's administration.
The other eleven were executed dur-
the years 1922 and 1923. There
has not been an electrocution in
Of the nineteen
under the present
paid the penalty for
rape and twelve for the
murder. There were no
tions for burglary or arson
punishable by death in
NEWS IN UK I El'
H. M. Curran, fore.iter with the
United States Department of Agricul
ture, hns been in Davidson county
making some investigation of the pos
sdiility of the manufacture of pulp.
He predicts that Davidson will be con
sidered an excellent location for a
Hill, for manv vears eno-no-ml
in the hardware business at Denton
has movei to High Point. It is un
derstood' that he will engage in Tome
kind of business inthat city.
W. W. Cecil, aged 75, died at his
home in High Point Saturday morn
ing following an illness of more than
yr,lT- He wa" 8 nativo of Davidson
The body of s male negro infant
was f()uml by payln(r footbal,
nWdim In a barrel in a vacant lot near
me i ickett warehouse
inenuy neen strangled to death and
n oei rtea.1 only a short while
when the body was discovered.
Funeral service, for Narcotic In
spector K. B. Meniios, who died sud
denly at Charleston, W. Va., Ust
Friday, were held at Hickory last
Sunday. Meniles was wsU knows In
the State. .
The dead body of s man. bslUli 1
A- Button, of Ashevilky Rte i
was discovered Is th.8Tl?
lunr! Tbout ii,n TfJ1,""h
tm, b JS, "1
Southern rtTr! ' th
5! y.TLl?! tmtng.
sndj desU i ta thought to have reeulted
..vM.i nuiocaMon ST neart
wsatbsf reperto was
Uie n.l.kni dnv
encerd in New Tork C!(y for u .
Ume of year.
WILL BE A BATTLE
rth and Madden Hava
Announced Condidaey Maj
lie Long list of Others.
(By David F. St. Clair.)
Washington, November 18tlL The
only affair of personal interest is -sight
at this moment is the battle for
the speakership in the house of ths
Sixty-ninth congress Two of. the
candidates are already actively ia the
field with their battalions entrenched
although the actual election at s.
speaker may not come off within ths
next twelve months. Kepresewauvs
Nicholas Longworth, majority floor
leader of the house and son-in-law of
the late Colonel Roosevelt, and Rep
resentative Martin B. Madden of
Chicago and chairman of the house
appropriations committee, have an
nounced their candidacy. .' If Repre- ... v
sentative John Q. Tilson of Connecti
cut is not elected to succeed the late ' . ;
Senator Brandegee, he will also be a i
candidate and the friends of Repre
sentative Theodore E. Burton of Ohio
are urging him to enter the race. The
La Follette group in the house is ex- i
pected to cast its votes for Represen
tative Henry Allen Cooper of Wiscon
sin ind of course the Democrats will
honor their floor leader, Representa
tive Finis J. Garrett,, by voting for j '
him though he has Sot a ghost of a
chance of being elected. - ,' ,t
At this stage the choice appears te
lie between Longworth and Madden.
The Longworth forces .are being ma- ,
neuvered and entrenched by the Cap
ital's great social lobby . headed by
Mrs. Alice Koosevere riiongworuu
Every woman in Washington who is f
able to bring a scintilla influence on .,
any Republican member of ths new
house is being appealed to by Mrs. ' "
Longworth to" join her ranks. Mrs. , ,
Longworth is the leader, of social ,
Washington and the Longworth. fam- '
ily millions are backing her ftt; this
fight i '
But Longworth himself 'is lacking
in the aggressiveness of his spirited .' -wife
and if he wins it will be largely 1 ' ,
due to her pushfulness. ' On tht other '
hand Martin B. Madden, formerly
known as "the of ,. ths f
Chicago city council, has acquired ths? "
reputation in eongress' of "S-nsssty r'? . "
fighter". His opponents charg that ,
. . . . 1 . V
ne sorneumesx nils, toeiow us f
He is s millionaire snd his Meads ssv
thai he generally gste what hs goes
after and that he hss never gone sf-
ter foythinig with more determinsuott.
t! " I the speskemhip efv the fifty
jw,.js eesgssss. -y".fa. .A'sr W
m, Tin. i .rr.. u -, - -
. , . . tie nunc uwuMi i ajnH.iK v irf.'
inclined to favor Ixsigworth for -tts-speakership.
It is said that' Mrs. ?
Longworth has Jislreadyy conferred .
with Uie President and Mrs. Cool
idge on the subject sad has told her
friends that the White House could be
counted on, -which,' if it is a fact, ,
shows that tfomeir have become a
greater power' in the government hers
than ever before.- During the sessions
of congress Mrs. Longworth is slways
in her seat rain or; shine not in ths
house gallery 'but In the .senate gal
lery and there is nearly always one
or more Republican senators at her
! side. If not a senator S representor
tive. She is a more, potent force at
i the Capitol than her amiable and ,
would be "intellectual" husband.
The selection of either Longworth
or Madden will make necessary the
crime of ""Kaniiauon oi a numoer oi im-electrocu-
I,orUnt committees in the house and
' y 50me nleasur affect the post
tion of the Democratic minoritv.
Sinc"e the election the Republicans are '
talking of abrogating the rule adopted
at the last session empowering ISO -members
b petition ty takf S bljl
from thej-ules CommJte am bri-tt.
liroctly ut'ore the house for consid
eration. The autocrat rules committee was '
thus shorn of a great deal of its tyt- '
ramc power and organized labor was -able
to bring into the house the How "
ell-Harkley bill whose purpose ! ta to '
eliminate from the Esch-CummlniUw ' '
U)e railroad labor board. This bill U
still on the house calendar and -will
eomo up for consideration on ths first
and third Mondays, in every '; month ''
at the approaching short session ot v
congress if it U not disposed f soon- X
t. Whatever may be the merits sf 'l
this bill it I, causing ths Republicans '
considerable inconvenience. It brought v '
to the Capitol a great lobby last win
tor. t . ,
n,. d..i.u . '...'
i i. i : J . "oir now ma
Jority in the house wast to glvo back
to the great rules committee ths pow
6r tth siunrinfestsi a. 11 ...v i .
V K"iicns wiu ueir new ma-
i . u son snouJd be
elected I spesker ths majority may'
have ths nerve to undertake this r.
actionary course. ' - i. ;. ,
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Federal Court Jurors
&art - m.m .
Asheboro y, j, BuJta Bpf j , ,?'
Uorrows, Asheboroj H, J. Whlteh-mi,
Mechaniei J. H, Cox Jlsnnett, -
"M en ths WadKhoro rurb
170 try r, 19 pwndt ef tt
er, 67 dozens of ejrfrs, and v-
fruit. tr-Vrs sn, .i ,r
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