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Estate Librarv
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NO. 24.
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Greensboro Chamber of Commerce
risars Reports of AutomobHists Who
Came to Henderson Over Route of
Proposed New Road.
(jrv.-risboro, May 20. -Last night
at the Chamber of Commerce ball
thern w;i-t a large gathering of mem
lr to hear the reports of thosewbo
.. nt u-w(Mit over the route of the!
,,r,,;x ho1 (Jreensboro - Iiurlington
i indium Roxboro-Oxford-Henderson
lijiilro ul in automobiles, and to con-"
M,.:r pliina for providing funds for
th- roaJ. At the meeting were many
0f tin- most progressive business
nu-i) of thid progressive city, evidenc
ing plainly that interest in securing
itnutlier r tilroad out from Greens
li,iro in (l-;t'p, determined and sound.
Among the many reports made of
what wiiH seen along the route, there
wan not a single spread-eagle speech
iiui.lf, hwt simple statements of a
lid country, filled with intelli-
.... . - -
fine timber, evidences
of irogrenrtin road building, agricul
ture, and nmnuiacturing were maue
by micli leading business men as
(apt. .1. W. Fry, president of the
(Jrceiihilioro Loan and Trust Compa
ny and former manager of the C. F.
A V. V. Kailroad; A. L. Iirooks, for
mer solicitor and a leading financial
progressive and investor; C. 1). Ilen
1,ia known everywhere as one of
the State's most aggressive business
uien and capitalists; II. C. Hood,
president of the Chamber of Com
uierce, a wouiler of progressive en
enrv in business development, and
ciiiiiiected with the Southern Ileal
LiUtc mid Trust Company; J. T.
Fdin, editor of the Telegram, who,
recently coming from South Carolina,
has in a brief space shown (Ireens
b iro that he is not only capable of
running a first-class daily paper, but
tl. termined to line up with business
progress in all healthful undertak
ings; Postmaster U. I). Douglas, al
iv,t)s foremost in public service enter
prises and prudent investment in such.
After relating what was seen on the
trip, liow the the new road would not
only tap some of the prettiest farm
ing and timber lands in the State, in
Caswell and Person, now twenty
miles from a railroad, they spoke of
the factories oir the line, and dwelt
on the bright prospects of aid and
encouragement of the enterprise from
the thriving, developing towns of
(iibsonville, liurlingtou, Graham,
Koxboro, Oxford and Henderson.
lion. A. L. Hrooks, who was raised
in Koxboro, and is therefore familiar
with the whole section, spoke more
particularly of the fine character of
the. people, their prosperity, intelli
gence and progressive desires. lie
showed tiie density of the population
by census returns, comparing it with
other prosperous railroad sections
with much smaller population and
wealth per mile of road. He gave
fa ts and figures to show how much
(Jreeusboro rould be benefited by the
road, if for nothing else thau by
gaining connection for freight and
passenger accommodations with the
Norfolk and Western at Koxboro,
the Seaboard Air Line at Henderson,
possibly with the Atlantic Coast
Line, and certainly putting Greens
boro fifty miles nearer Norfolk.
('apt. .1. V. Fry, in his report, talk
ed as a railroad builder and opera
tor of years of experience. After re
lating what splendid opportunities
in natural resources the route, as he
viewed it, offered, as compared with
other territory through which suc
cessful enterprises had been carried
years ago, he said the physica-dif-Hculties
to encounter were remarka
bly few. The whole route, lying on
a ridge, was comparatively level and
hut few streams would have to be
bridged. On this account,' an ex
pert engineer, who "had made a care
ful estimate, put the cost of the road
ready for operating at $10,000 per
mile. This would make the entire
line less than $2,000,000.
Something like half a million dol
lars would have to be guaranteed by
local interests along the line before
bonds could be 'floated and the re
mainder of the money secured to
build the road. Capt. Fry said the
interest on the bonds would be $750
per mile, but contrasting net earn
ings of other much less favored
roads in other sections, he said the
proposed road he confidently be
lieved, would earn net 1,200 per
mile, leaving a good income over in
terest charges.
From the fact that the road goes
through a large sect ion of the wealthy
loiinties of Guilford, Alamance, Cas
well, Person, Granville and Vance,
ton. lies splendid back country and
passes through so many progres
sive, enterprising towns of industrial
and commercial magnitude like Gib
Bonville, Turlington, Roxboro, Ox
ford and Henderson, besides going
Uirotiirh several insolated cotton
mill villages, the prospect of getting
the half million necessary by private
subscription, county, town and town
ship bond issues, is first class.
The outcome of the meeting was
the unanimous adopting of a resolu
tion by the Chamber of Commerce,
to at once employ an expert to make
careful and detailed examination
and report of the entire country be
tween Greensboro and Henderson
'or the purpose of ascertaining the
probable business of the TIBe, and the
exact cost of construction. This
preliminary work will begin as soon
as the proper expert can be secured.
" ith this work done, and the report
wade, the Chamber of Commerce will
to prepared to give exactly what the
win cost and what it win earn,
Hn'l will then actively and persist
ently begin a campaign here and
elsewhere to raise the needed amount
necessary to finance the project.
mere was some talk last night of
llie mnrn rvranJrtol rvlon tTe nmm
feasible route to carry the road
8"aight from Oxford to Norlina,
connecting- with the Seaboard Air
-ine there instead of at Henderson.
u was stated that this wonld not
Qly cost less, but would open up
7 territory in Vance and Gran-
counties, that the roadfrom Ox-
B?J to Henderson would -not do, b&A
tapping a small part ot War
feu county.
From July ist to October ist The
Weather In Washington Getting Too
Mot for Our National LawMakers.
A Washington dispatch says that
Congress is considering a recess
through the hottest period of the
summer and the early fall. Talk in
responsible quarters about the Sen
ate is that a recess is likely to be de
termined upon. In case-there is such
a recess it will probably start early
in July and last until about October
The talk of a recess is getting more
and more vigorous, witlr the pros
pects that Congress is going to find
itself entangled with general revision
of the tariff before the extra session
can bi- wound up.
The outlook that the general re
vision will have to be considered is
getting stronger and stronger. It
is in the Senate rather than the
House that the conditions are seem
ingly getting ripe for consideration
of every phase of the tariff, much as
senators would like to avoid it. This
is the situation:
Things are dragging alongjn the
Senate with nspeet to reciprocity,
and nobody knows whether the
agreement, when it gets to the floor,
will be amended. If it is found that
amendment can be attached to it
revising one or more schedules, then
it is certain general revision will be
attempted through the medium of
amendments to the reciprocity meas
are. If it is disclosed when the agree
ment gets before the Senate that
there are votes enough to amend it
in important particulars, then the
Senate will be confronted with con
sideration of general revision.
Efforts will be made to hitch the
free list to the agreement and also
to attach to it revision of the sugar
schedule, the cotton and the woolen
schedules, and eteel schedule. Should
one of these pass the Senaterthen
every schedule will be taken up and
debated and an effort be made to at
tach a revision of it to the reciproci
ty agreement.
Once the Senate sees this can be
done it will not try to finish the work
in the hot months of July and Au
gust, but will take the whole fall to
the task.
' Hints to the Beauty Seekers.
When the warm sunshine lures one
out of doors these hot days there
is liable to be a surprise, when, upon
the return, the mirror discloses a
healthy crop of freckles the warm
wind and sunshine have scattered
over the face. Freckles are not al
ways a disfiguring mark; in fact, they
are regarded by some as being dis
tinctly chic and individual, especially
when a retrousse nose and flashing
eye are the background. But the ma
jority of women view their coming
with alarm and search their beauty
book for a quick remedy.
A benzoin and hazel lotion, com
posed of 15 drops of tincture of ben
zoin, 15 drops of hamamelis water
and 1 ounce of orange flower water is
often effective. If the skin is rough
or inclined to peel a good cream is
made of dr. of tincture of benzoin,
1 dr. of fluid extract of hamamelis,
20 gr. of zinc oxide, 1 dr. of glycerine
or boric acid and 1 oz. of rose water.
Still another remedy is salycilic acid
5 gr., borax 10 gr. and water 1 oz.
All of these remedies are for the
periodical freckles due to weather
conditions. They are discolorations
on the surface of the skin and yield
readily to treatment.
For the deeper or permanent varie
ty peroxide of hydrogen in a solu
tion three times as strong as that
used for bleaching the hair is the
only certain cure. Hydrogen perox
ide is explosive and should be used
only under the instructions of a med
ical adviser.
Can Your Fruit and Vegetables.
The Charlotte Chronicle points out
in the following way the advantages
there are in canning fruit and vege
tables at home and also the econo
mv there is in the home canning pro
cess: "We would be afraid to attempt
to say, but at a rough guess, the
South raises fruits and vegetables
enough to feed the United States for
o period of at least tour monens
through which these fruits and vege
tables largely grow. If the surplus
only were canned and properly put
uoon the market, it would yield a
great income for these products of
the soil. But, as a matter ot fact,
not enough ot these Southern prod
ucts are canned to supply the home
markets. ast sums of money are
sent out of the different Southern
States annually to buy canned goods
which are put up in' th North. The
right beginning is for each farmer to
get a home canning outfit aud go to
work. After supplying the home
and then selling the surplus, it will
be time enough to look up the big
canning factory business. They say
that in Catawba county, omitting
what is done in the kitchens, there
are fifty home canning outfits which
operate each year. The consequence
is, we are told, that the importation
rf panned eoods has been enormous
ly reduced and the home merchants
are now looking to the home-made
goods for their supply for the sea
son. What is the use of sending
money to the North to buy goods
that can be beteer raised and as well
canned at home? The soil and the
climate are both here ia the South
favorable to a splendid business of a
magnificent production of vegeta
bles and fruits."
House of Jones.
Jones painted hia house last year.
It looks doll, dead, no life to it.
Smith painted his house 10 years ago.
It looks clean, nice, and don't need repainting-,
because he used L. & M. Paint,
and added three quarts of Oil to each
gallon. "
The Oil gave life and preserved it.
Besides adding the Oil reduced its
cost 40l cents a gallon less than other
P Thirty-five years use in N. A. 4 S
Oar agent is Melville Dorsey.
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The grass always looks better on the other fellow's side of the fence. So often we go away from home to get
those things that might be had just as good and as cheap at home. We depend upon our home people for posi
tions, for business, for salaries, and for help in all our undertakings, and go or send away to buy goods. We
have goods charged at home and pay cash abroad. x-
We send our money away from home to purchase carpets and other supplies for the Church and then ask the
home merchant, who could have sold us the same thing for the sama mon ;y or less, to help pay the Church debt
thus incurred. We patronize out-of-town merchants and enterprises all we can and then tax our home merchants
and enterprises to support our schools and other public institutions, build our streets and make general im
provements. By such a narrow-sighted business policy we are thus cutting our own throats.
All things being equal, home people should always have the benefit of our patronage and support. It is the
only policy that will build up our own home community and town: When we spend a dollar at home we stand
a chance to get it back again through the regular channels of business. But when we send it away, it is gone
for good, to help enrich and build up some other community and make it more prosperous and leave ours only
the poorer. People who send money away from home should never complain that money is scarce.
And last, but not least, don't spend your money for out-of-town newspapers, and then "cuss" your home
paper because it is not a better one. Give it your patronage and support and thereby help it to be better in
every way. 1
Recorder to Have New Home.
The biblical Recorder, organ of
the North Carolina Baptist State
Convention, will by October 1 have
a home of its own, the work of
breaking ground for a three story
structure to cost approximately
$15,000 having begun. The loca
tion of the building will be on west
Hargett street, directly west of the
Oak City Steam Laundry plant, and
will be'feasy of excess -to visitors. It
will be in the business section of
The building will be 50 feet wide
and 100 feet long, will contain three
stories, wilhbe of brick construction
and of handsome fiuish in front.
Ford Brothers, of Raleigh, have the
contract aud will complete their
work by October 1.
The first floor-will contain the fur
nace, stock room, press room, etc.
The second floor will contain eight
oihees and a composition room m
the rear, the offices being used by the
Recorder and various departments
of Baptist work. The third floor
will be for rent, and will contain six
teen well-fitted office rooms.
The building will be equipped with
a first class printing plant and The
Recorder will eventually be printed
from its own presses.
F. S. Rexford. 615 New York Life
Bldg., Kansfts City, Mo., eaye: "I had a
severe attack of a cold which settled in
my back and kidneys and I was in great
pain from my trouble. friend recom
mended Foley Kidney Vills and I used
two bottlep of them and they have done
me a world of good." For sale by all
They Didn't Smell Like Penitents.
A typical old-time "circuit rider,"
who died recently in Alabama, will
long be remembered by his flock for
the familiarity with "-which he ad
dressed the Lord in prayer.
It is said that on one occasion he
had been preafthiflg in a log meeting
house in the pine woods of North
Alabama. There were several young
fellows on hand who had been cele
brating by patronizing a still near
by. After a long, fiery sermon, the
preacher- made a call for mourners,
and soon the rude altar was filled
mostly by the afore-mentioned
young fellows. The old man looked
i them over for a moment, and with
keen intuition felt that it was a
"lark" on the boys' part, but he
knelt to pray,
"Oh, Lord," he began, "here's a
crowd of young fellows kneelin' round
your altar. They've been cussin'
and sweariu' and drinkin' their time
away in riotous living; but they've
come up here seemingly penitent.
They look like penitents, Lord, and
I hope they are. They weep like pen
itents, Lord, and I hope you'll for
give 'em if they are; but, ob, Lord,
they don't smell like penitents!"
If I Had Eczema
I'd wash it awav with that mild,
Hoothing liquid, D. D. IX Trial bottle
25c. Relieves all kinds of skin trouble,
cleansing away the impurities and clear
ing up the complexion as nothing else
Yes, If I hd any kind of skin trouble
I'D USE D. D. D. W. W. Parker.
A Mammoth Apple Tree.
Wilkes county claims to have the
biggest apple tree in the world. The
Wilkes Patriot says that Messrs. J.
B. and H. W. Uorton discovered an
old apple tree some days ago, on
the Newton Gentry farm, in Traphill
township, which they believe to be
the largest apple tree in the world.
The tree, at its base, is 16 feet and 5
inches in circumference. Eight feet
above the ground, at the first limbs,
the tree is 12 feet and 5 inches in cir
cumference. This would make it, at
the base, something over 5 feet in di
ameter. At one time the limbs ex
tended for 30 feet on all sides, but a
heavy sleet broke them' off some
years ago, and now it has a growth
of new and vigorous limbs. Specu
lation can only guess the age of the
tree, though it is known to be more
than 100 years old. The tree bears,
almost everv Tear, a large crop of
splendidly flavored, good keeping
apples. A single crop has frequenwy
been estimated at near fifty bushels,
., . .
Read and advertise In Gold Leaf.
trSrA ...4 i iT' :- -
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The Wonderful Bible.
The Bible is not a book. It is a. li
brary of 00 differentr books, written
in its present form by 40 or 50 dif
ferent writers, but contributed to by
many more. Its earlie'st book the
Book of the Covenant, containing
the present book of Exodus was
written ten or twelvecenturies before
Christ, the Gospel of John, one of
the latest, was written at the close
of the first or the beginning of the
second century after Christ. Thus
for not less than 1,000 or 1,200
years was this library in process of
formation. It contains all that is
best in the literature of an ancient
people which has survived the wrecks
of time. In it are found history, bi
ography, law, both political and ec
clesiastical; fiction, poetry, drama,
political ethics, practical theology.
Art, music and science are conspicu
ously absent, as is philosophy, ex
cept in the latter portion of the New
Testament, where it is philosophy
used for practical purposes and ap
plied to practical problems. Lyman
Abbott in Outlook.
Rescued Chickens Swallowed
by a
WeTaretold of a remarkable and un
usual rescue which Mrs. John Rhodes,
of Haymeadow, made on Sunday af
ternoon, when she saved several of
her small chickens from- certain
death. Hearing a com motion ampng
the chickens near the house she in
vestigated and found that a large
black snake had swallowed nine of
her small chicks and that the moth
er hen was as much disturbed as the
snake was contented. Mrs. Rhodes
hastily secured an axe and cut the
snake in two, and as she did so five
of the chicks leaped out. Four of
them are still living and following
the mother hen seemingly quite un
mindful of their thrilling and Jonah
like experience. Wilkes Patriot.
Work Brings Happiness.
Lives there the man who has not
sighed for leisure? And lives there
the man, who, in his more sober mo
ments, has not been honestly glad
that he must work? Human nature,
which sweetens under toil, sours in
leisure. And it is by no means sure
that the fall from innocence which
first brought work into the world.
"and all our woe," was not bringing
salvation disguised as labor. Faith
fulness will dignify and beautify even
drudgery; no matter what the work
is, provided that it is honest, if it is
done well, it commands our infinite
respect. Besides, if we did not all
have to work so hard to keep alive,
the jails would have standing room
only. Boston Transcript.
Evens Up With the Old Hen.
The Newton Enterprise tells how a
young doctor in Catawba got even
with an old hen for eating up the
corn that he had planted. The doc
tor planted a few rows of very val
uable roasting ear corn in his gar
den. When be had finished planting
it he discovered to his horror a hen
had followed him taking the corn
row by row and had completely
swiped the corn. He caught that
hen and with his pocket knife made
an incision in her craw, removed the
corn, replanted it and with a needle
and thread, sewed up the incision
made by the knife, and now both the
hen and the corn are doing nicely. .
A Leading California Druggist.
Pasadena, Cel., March 9, 1911.
Foley and Co., Gentlemen: We fiave
sold and recommended Foley's Honey
and Tar Compound for years. We be
lie re it to be one of the most efficient
expectorants on the market. Contain
ing no apiates or narcotics it can be giv
en freely to children. Enough of the
remeujr cau ue tateu iu rtiievc t cutu, oa
it has no nauseating results, and does
not interfere with digestion. Yonravery
truly, C. Ward Drug Co., C. L. Par
sons, Sec'y and Treas. Get the original
Foley's Honey and Tar Compound in the
yellow package. For sate by all drug
gists. The documents of South Carolina's
marriage license law, which goes into
effect July 1st, are formidable look
ing articles, over a foot long, and it
is saia that the blanks to be nlled
j out and oaths to subscribe to wonld
frighten a man In ordinary clrcum-
I stances, much less a "near-groom."
President Diaz Beats an Ignomi
nous Retreat.
Parfirio Diaz, for whom during
the past thirty years all Mexico has
stood aside, early on last Friday
morning, under cover of darkness
and with hat in band, so to speak,
silently and secretly stole away from
the Mexican capital perhaps never to
return. . Only a few friends whom he
dared to trust, followed him to the
station at 2 o'clock in the morning,
shortly after the noisy celebration
over his resignation had partly
quieted down. Diaz was bound for
Vera Cruz to take the ship for Spain.
In the distance he could hear the
voices of a few of the more enthusi
astic citizens who were still acclaim
ing to the new President, Francisco
Leon De La Brara, shouting "Viva
So carefully were the arrangements
made for the abdicated President's
escape that the news did not trans
pire until late Friday afternoon. Se
crecy was due less to apprehension
of a popular outburst than a desire
to reach Vera Cruz, before Juaraduers
along the route could learn of the
trip. 1 ravel between Mexico City
and Vera Cruz is over the Mexican
Railroad, a standard guage line with
modern equipment. Rails along the
route, however, frequently have
been removed of late by bandits,
who were determined that Diaz, for
reasons best known to themselves
should not leave the capital.
They are reported to have har
bored the idea that Diaz would fol
low the precedent of other Latin-
American presidents and carry the
National funds with him.
There is also a narrow guage rail
road to the coast: Taking it for
granted that Diaz would take the
more luxurious route the bandits did
not molest the narrow gtfage road.
For this reason it was chosen by
Diaz for his trip.
The inauguration of De La Barra
as provisional president of the Mexi
can Republic took place Friday, and
the reins of government at once
passed into entirely new hands.
Curiosity Punished.
"This large bump running across
the back of your head moans that
you are inclined to be curious to the
point of recklessness."
"I know it. I got that by stick
ing my head into an elevator shaft
to see if the elevator was coming up
and it was coming down. Houston
Middle Aged and Elderly People.
Use Foley Kidney Pills for quick and
permanent results in all cases ot kidney
and bladder trouble, and for painful and
annoying irregularities. For sale by all
Attorney at Law,
Henderson, N. C
Offices in Henderson Loan & Real
Estate Building.
Office In Young Block.
Office hoars: 9 a. m. to 1 p. m., 3 to 6 p. m.
Residence Phone 152-2; Offiee Phone 152-1
Estimates furnished when desired. No
charge tor examination.
-Attorney, at Law,
Henderson, N. C.
j Office 137 -
- - - Maln.Street.
Two Good Barbers
a.t your Service.
Your Patronage Solicited.
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
III Strati SI. Ktlltr'i Oil still.
9 m
- We have the Agency, for the celebrated
CAPITOL BUGGIES made by the Capitol Buggy Company,
VIRGINIA BUGGIES made at Franklin, Va., and WHITE HICKO
RY WAGONS. There ae none better and we have in stock a
very attractive line of Runabouts, Top and Open Buggies, and the
Best Xine of Harness in Henderson.
Our prices are right and if you will call on us at the old Hender
son Cotton Mill office, corner of Montgomery and Wyche streets,
we will . convince you that we can save you money. We also
carry a line of Hay, Grain and Feed. We have on hand at all
times both
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
We have just gotten in an entire new stock of FEED AND HEAVV GiiO
GERIES, and will be glad to serve you at any time.
If you are in need of anything in-our line, such as
we believe it will be to your interest to see us before buying. You will find us in ( )
the store formerly known as the Barnes Building, next door to the Southern Grocery Q
Co, Phone No. 307-F.
If ao. we can put It in first.cle.ss shape. Weh&ve open
ed a. machine shop in Henderson, corner Chestnut and
-Montgomery streets, a.nd will appreciate e. trial when
you need anything in our line. First-class Machinists
tyre 8k.t your service to repair your machinery, boilers,
' TICK. We make a specialty of Installing new plants.
New parts supplied for a 11 kinds of Machinery. Satisfac
tion guaranteed. 9 .9 9 9 '
Henderson N. C.
: Lota of candy has for its. best endorsement dainty
color and pretty form nothing more. This is partic
ularly true of moefe twenty and thirty-cent grades.
Withup ml- nr frrm siimifi Duritr. So be
guarded. , ,3
Boy where yoa know joa are getting absolutely pare g
as well as good looking candy. - -3
Ours is a safe store. Toar'e known it for years and
years. You're never gotten an Impure piece of- -
candy here. You never will Mjmmfft 49 G 3
long as yon continue to buy &
no matter how little the price. 10 centa and tip.
Prescription Druggists. - Phone 112.
The conservative methods of this Bank and
its record of nearly 25 years-of successful
banking, as well as the courteous treatment
you will receive, to make all your relations "
with this institution satisfactory and pleasant,
are our best recommendation.
Hay, Corn, Oats, Shipstuff, Bran, Meal,
Flour, Coffee, Sugar, Meat, Lard, etc.,
n rdsunnrjcE!
We Represent a Strong Line
of the Best Companies
Carrying Risks On
Fire, Tornado,
marine, Plato Glass,
Casualty, Accident,
Surety, Doler,
Ufe, Health.
Insurance Deoartment Citizens
R. B. CHOWDER, Manager.
Graduate Piano Tuner,
Piano md Orgaa Repairing i Specialty.
A ttron
lfr Iid 01 4oia I it & Anu Mini
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COMPANIES represented. Policies lfttoec
IN 1E3 represented. Polici
and risk ' placed to best advantage.
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