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VOLUME XXXIV. Nl. 27.
Chamber of Commerce
Meets in Annual Session
On Monday Ni^ht
Work of Past Year Reviewed
?All Old Officers
Tito Chamber of Commerce ho!<l
n very enthusiastic meeting Monday
night, this being the time for the
regular annual meeting. President
Withers pool* opened the meeting
with a review of the work of the organization
during the past year,
planting out that even thomth no
particular outstanding, achievement,
c ... 1 credited to the organization,
yet a number of smaller matters
hail been consumated as a result
of its work. "One of the most
important accomplishments." thought
ihe president( was th< t.ut th.it the
people of the I wn had h n
together :n a ? ' "r spirit of e operation
than ever before." Among
the accomplishments mentioned was
ine JHrpuiiuinj; 01 me nunc iu nuru
surface the road : r >m here to H He
view without any local fur.d? being
provided, as \vas the or dinal intent
of the commissioner? for th - dis
trict; the bringing of an ice plant t"
Murphy; and the assurance that one
other small factory would soon I >
cate here. Not to he overlooked,
in enumerating the no luylishtncnt?
of the past yeai thought tin l'r?
ident, wa | the fact that Murphy
had been brought before the country
us r.cver before and there is no way
of estimating how much this may
mean in the future.
Following thi j rc ident*s talk, a
number of pending propositions were
discussed, *r.d then jsfficere ?ski
elected for the ensuing year. Ali the
old officers were elected a- fouow?
D. Witherspoon. l'i> dent. U. M.
Fain, Vice-President; W. 1\ town
soil, viee-Prcs.dm I; 1- \V. ^ij; . So
retary; and .1. I? Storey. Tr.?aiurer.
A number of new members joined
the orgunizat ? n and a committee
Wtl canvass the town for new numbers
in u few d.
The entire v'frmunitv is eathused
over the ! !>'- : ur?th>ng3
during the coming year and every-!
body js working as they have nev? r
worked befor-. 1 e spu;t ot
nation is abroad in t.??* community
and everybody :s couudent that
much can be a i.j n.*-ia d tor Murphy
during the prt.scni year.
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Our Sunday School at this place
will open Sunday, February 11, 1923
Everyone invited; large crowde are
Tom Watson and Mr. Garrett
have accepted positions in Belford,
Mr. Paul McCiure, of Atlanta,
Ga., is visiting parents and friends. I
Mr. and Mrs. Jimtnic Howard
moved to Fast MurpHy recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Roberts and
little daughter, Kathleen, spent Sat- (
urday night with parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John McCiure.
U* T n..:. D.1..J * r- ??
accepted a position here.
Mr. and Mrs. H.?s Hensley spent
Saturday night with their brother,
- Mr. J. O. Hensley.
Mr. and Mrs, Leonard McClure
spent Saturday and Sunday here
with their parents.
Mis Ada Mae Solesbee spent Saturday
night and Sunday with Miss
The people here are grieved to
hear the sat* news of the death of
Miss Anna Fawcett. She has left
asany friendg to mourn her loss.
Mr. Henry Barton and Mont.
Sogers left Monday for Ohio.
Mr. J. B. Moore and wife returned
to Asheville Sunday.
Mr. George Barton and son left
for Copperhill Sunday. j.
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ORGAN OF MURPHY AND CHE
1.?I?r. Robert Wuttmn ? New
Xnt?rn:iti>-ant Reform bureau. 1.?
hotlll* <f Pti;*IA?nl llnji't-ivu ..f
LARGE IRON MINE
HEAR MURPHY IS
Equipment Installed to
I iandle Zdl) 1 ons Uaily
1 o work about 3U men
Ili-aton ami Mahafftoy
u.< mj'leted the installation of
.t a.i.tiy ?n the Hitchcock property
. . ...?o th.? Ihnw***e* River ar.d
... wv v. oj;0.ut.ng one of the larg.i
i'io mates in the entire Cher-.kt-e
fivid. Machinery and equipu
m. aid.i k a washing plant ea:
wa>i:j::g 200 tons or orf
.... . :... hvi n in .ailed and the ore
. t. . f, madid anil shipp.il to
ill: ..it s in Ti'iini^no ir.J
|V.rg;r..a. The local company will
. .. - ; .10 nu n and ship three
our ia.'!> if washed ore per day.
di-poMt wa-i worked some during
the war hut has been standing
i tr.e past two years until about
. ;r mo: las ago when the
Vi.l DIHa.lK'U H'ilM' UI1U
gun to iii^tud new equipment. It
( :: a it a . . l.ir.d of 1800 acres,
the larger part located aln*?si in
...iphy. This tract wag formerly j
by Mrs. I'oit, of I'uris, PrM
!.?i w.i: acqu.rcd by Di. We. tray J
J..tt.e, . N. Girrett, L. M. Bourne, s
.1. A. Sinclair and W. S. Wliiti,.
of A?heville. It is known loas
the Hitchcock property.
A vein of ore one quarter of a
.n length, 100 fee: wide and
he depth undetermined, is known
| .? on tk? property and i? part of J
this vein that is now being worked.
The opening of this valuable ore
deposit marks another one of the
developments ef nature's products,
which is attracting business interests I
.o this section. It also means the
providing of employn*ent for a num- i
-ii?r and the expenditure of a condderablc
sum of monov in this coin*
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The sick people of this community
are improving after a long illness of
Mr. Harvey Johnson r? planning'
to move to L>ucktown, Tenn., in the
Mr. Coleman Ricks is erecting a
new dwelling on hi- farm. Says he
.s going to have a renter. j
Mr. S. Garland visited his daugh- '
tor. Mrs. Lon Anderson, Thursday.
Mr. Bsrnic Brown and Fred Foster
went oppose u:n hunting Fuday night
and caught two fine ones.
Mr. John Forrester has moved to
ihe Louderntilk farm. We are glad
to welcome him hack in our con%munity.
Mr. Sammie Beavers made a
business trip to Ranger Sunday. j
ROKE E COUNTY. AND THE LE.
MURPHY. NORTH CAROLINA
York, wliu >"u*;eectis in- ial l?r. .
German troops ;.r uoetlu,: the French*
ie Irish Free Slate utter It was burned
Morrison Resonts State ]
mcnt of Maxwell: Com-:
niitice Appointed to Investigate.
By Mtswdl Gorman
Raleigh, Fcb.6. Interest in tli'
I.e^'.ature this week. On the part
vf loth the public niid the legislator-*.
is largely directed to the work J,
of the committee in charge of t j
vest'eation into the financial oondi- ,
tioij of the State, as reeoivunowdetl
by *.h,> G vernor in his thrilling and ,
dramatic add re s at a joint session *-f \
the two branches of the General \
ml y i . t F: day. .
M'". Maxwell now state* that he ,
did not mean to assert or insinuate ,
that a dollar of North Carolina in fljgfjgj'
had been misappropriated or wrongfully
spent, hut that, in calling at- ,
teation to what he claims tt> be dan- ,
irer in nnn<-nn?i)?rifi<? I - ?
nu ?f the condition of the state's*
fiscal ability to successfully sh >uldthrough
heavy appropriations demanded
by the Educational Depart- (
ir.eilt, f?'r extn^nlc, and o'her calcaulafiors
being prc-sed upon the
i.? ir >lature. he de nied it wise to
make the statement public which appeared
in the newspapers last Frtday.
ln a later statement Mr. Maxwell
"The way \o protect the StateV
credit, and the only way. is to keep
it sound. The State connot keep
$90,000,000 of indebtedness afloat
and consistently fail to earn its living
expenses. 1 have disclosed ncth
ing that a competent bond attorney j
or expert accountant could not learn
in a few minutes of investigation
of the published reports of the Stale
Treasurer. If we car.'t set up sink- .
ing funds, or retire serial bonds from
revenue when due, we must ax lea-t
earn our living expenses. And the
fiscal policy of this General Assembly
must be fixed with a knowledge
of th?se facts. r
"While eating the bread of the 1
State, I am trying to earn it. and
without questioning motives of other t
gentlemen. Governor Morrison has a
A (TTHol A1 tnnv. -?
~ e,- - ? ? c ui irjmwiuon an<l
responsibility at stake in readjusting v
the financial policy of the State to a )
fcund basis than I have. The (rood
old Scotch Prvsbyterian Lacy s
was right when he called attention f
to a net deficit of $1,853,894 in operating
expenses in one full rounded h
year of revenue income, and the mis- j
take of the Governor and the Budget 1;
Commission was in not accepting at
full value his faithful warning that d
economy must be practiced to meet
(Coatinned on pago 4) j n
.DING NEWSPAPER IN T HIS SEC
, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1923
! . t raits . - superintendent "I toe
imibussy in J'.erlln. 3,?Country
by republics uh.
1 Tactically Every Seismograph
in World Record
Washington, Feb. ?i.?Two distinct
earthquakes. one of trcinendt?t;
and unusual proportion?, the
other of modi-fate ins. ?ty, occu.t1^"
ed today, but their exact location
d.u iioi Le dctcrnv'ud from the
records of iUi.catc ,-e olograph.: arid 3'
sc.cnti.-ts differed widely in their
pinions as to the rt ?ions affected,
il.c ill?I quake. the worst of the
was c limated to have been cen.
nd f>,000 mile- from Washington.
Us lTvmois continued for more than
Ti.'co hour - ,1 hi I
he sesimugraph.- iceordcd tecorded
i second s-.rie- of shocks estimated
to be at another point betymen 3,t>UO
milt.- and 3,TOO miles ironi
ot.-n .og. w< o much at var.ancc
on their estimates as to the ?
i \act location of the major distur'
ance. Designations ranged from
Alaska, the Aleutian 1-lands and
tne Arctic region on the nort^ to '
Northern Argentina on the south. W
1 n the west the range was fron\ the '
t d oi the Pacific Ocean a: .. point
C. uvnt.1 cmiiunia, to
.< vieii.itj ?>; Marshall Islands, be- ! '
ween Hawaii and the Philippine*
did in Japan. Prompt radio coin- IK'
aun.catn-n wi* Japan, however, di>??i
..? uc usual disturbance In "*
I ftjfi i i
inasmuch as telegraphic and cat.
communications brought no ine;.
gence of an earthquake in Wa?a::,
the Phillipincs, Alaska or the 1
ounl.res of South America it is
on .dered moo prouabic that the ll"
disturbances were submarine shocks ^'
. sea quakes which never will be
.,-fin.tely located. &
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Mrs. Frank Coleman is doing j\
licely from an operation performed ....
ast Monday. thi
Mr. Barnett McDonald, of Fon- co
ana, was a visitor here Saturday ws
nd Sunday. At
Mrs. John Zimmerman, of Eto- tic
rah, Tenn., is visiting her parents, ho
Ir. and Mrs. J. E. Howell, this week ga
Mr. Alien Davis has been very an
ick with the flu, but is slowly im- da
roving now. Rf
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Carroll were th<
*ctorytown visitors Saturday night. ie<
Mrs. Marvin Grant is on the sick St
W. K. Van diver spent the
ay Friday with Mrs. Bill Gillett. W
Miss Alberta Warren was the be
uest of iMas Edna Vandivcr Friday *e?
ight ' sot
HON OF WESTERN NORTH O
Of Rel:ef Campaign
red O. Christopher to
Raise Quota of $600.00
For Ch erokee County
Mr. ! (>. Chr-. t >pher, ?f .4urtiy,
has been appointed chairman
>: < rerokce t ui.ty of the Near
.i.t Rel 1". for the current fiscal
a:\ and will handle the campaign
i t at great, hufnantai uan organiition
here, was announced from
a!? : h by Col. Ceo. 11. Bellamy,
Cherokee < untvN quota i- $600
h eh wil feed, el the. and educate
if ten little children who are mothand
fatherlv.- and a signed
1 " - e iii!' v ('or supp'-rt S<> efe:ent
ts the work of the Near East
lief overseas. that iiuli child can
taken care of and given ar, < <!*at
. On $?:o a year $5 ? month
-17c a day.
Mr. Chr>tu; her w,!l 1. the arv
"J era" and a -.sturic,. of
number of leading m n and wo
r of Ckorokf County in th
eat work. II i lat will be an>unced
at an e arly date.
Iti making the announcement. Coi.
idlariiy pointed outthat although
e i ?ed has I eon' doubled in the
i ken Bible land-, as a result of
recent massacre at Smyrna, the
untry's minimum quota has not
it'll increased over last year. More
ar. SdO.OOO refugees were driven
to Th ace. and suddenly thrown
, the hands of tin- Near E*?? P.e
f as a result of the horrible mas-'
ere of 1 .">0.00 Christians in SiuyrCtl.?.
hundreds of MOw?ands
e now leaving Anatolia to escape
:nilnr fate. < i
11 ? regular quota of Cherokee
>.:nty will take care l(f its ten chii?n
which is pa'amount i- the feeds'
f th?' refugees. All funds r? .
.1 over and above this legular
a wil be used to f? ed the-e smv.
and Anatolia refugees, thou*
> ! \vi>om ii.4\ . already starved
The fathers of many of these chilen,
who are now in the North
irolina orphanag. > at Trebixond,
port on the lllack Sea far removed
am the danger of a Turkish raid,
re k.'.led :n the Croat War, dendmg
the oil fields of liaku. The
ii..r? ?*? ?.- Ccrn^r.i to j
ecious oil supply caused their audn
collapse, in the opinion of miliry
experts. North Carolina rea!owe
a debt of gratitude to the
thirs of *he-c children. Col. Bel '
North Carolina is raising S200.0
th.s year to take care of the
134 children assigned to it. Jo-'
;hu? l>aniels of Kaleigh is Horary
State Chairman and CoL Geo. j
Bellamy, of Wilmington, is State'
ia:rman in charge of this work.
LOSES LIFE IN
John W s,. 1 st hi 1 fe in an a i
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IIIOIMit - -> |
lursday February 1st. and hi- com-':
nion was seriously injured when
p car in which they were riding J i
Hided with a wagon. . Mr. Wise i *
is 3 soldier in the United State* J
my at the time of his death, sta-\
nod at Camp Braec. X. C. Hi* J
dy was brought to Murphy late |
turday night by a military escort |
d funeral services were held Sun
y afternoon at the Baptist Chtprch. 1
v. M B Clegg having charge of'I
p ceremony. The body was bur- 1
1 in the uniform of the United j
ate- Army and a large American 1
ik was draped over the casket. 1
Mr. Wise was the son of Mr. Irvin
ise of Murphy and leaves a num- 1
r of relatives and friends in this 1
-tion. who sympathize witfe his <
rowing family. 1
THE SC O U T
\ "IT WILL MAKE
t _ - ,
*1-0 A VfcAK IN ADVANCE
RcDresentati ve Dillarrl
Loses in l ight Against
1- I. The Jinn > Judl
nry Committee No. 1. and the Senat.
committer' on corporations, meet.
;i-ii jointly, U'o last Friday afternoon
d is: .1 ?u report unfavrnh'y
tin- hill of Fi pre -entative
I? i.ard and Senator Walker of Chero.
' . *, repeal the charter of
th t'aro : ia Ti'isir --ii' Cover Com;
any of that county. The matter
w i - thoroughly d:-cussed before the
i -.:mitt< - un the '22nd and 23rd
<>f January and at that time a sub
nnnrttee wa- appointed to consider
a In: an^n.hng the charter of the
potter company hut the bill and all
proposed amendment* were killed today,
and thus an end was put to what
promised to be a hard fought battle
on the f ior of the House of Representative
Kept mutative Dillard and Senator
Wallker made a hard fight for
tin ir hi ! The sentiment of the leg-lator>
against it. In wever, increased
with time and the oddu were
granty against the Cherokee repre tativt
when the final hearing
tt held. The feeling among legiait
c circ. was that this was a
matter lor th0 courts to settle and
si : l .'ive matter. As a result
they refused to take any action.
i Me i n?I bond issue of fifteen
ar- \v:i- uhorizrd by
r day tuid is now a
lav on the statute hooky of North
' inn. the Rous,, havinj passed
the bill some days previous.
The appointment of a committee
l-f the In' -lature to investigate the
finances of the Stat,- at the request
' ' \ rn uv ; a!! Raleigh
the a-- T! - actio-i was pre1
t att i hj a -t.iteio r?t i-sued by
the cor; ration colon,> ion, A. J.
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X Culberson J
We sure are having plenty of lain.
The has about all died out in this
part of the county. |m jd
Messrs. \V. O. Rogers and Albert
\V:tt>. n are j-running on 1. aving for
Y 'ungstowr, Ohio. Tuesday.
W*?. ?s5 *r\M -pert Hrr. Ss?,
; fcr this week. ^
Mr. W. A. Niche - has his new
store completed, and will soon move
.: to ;t where he will carry a 3ix?e of
Mr. and Mrs Ross Ellis spent
: .y with Mrs. Pat Cearley.
Mr. George To\vnm>n was a vial
?ai a visitor at Culberson Sun:ay.
???rr. Pat Cearlcy and daughter
iri planning on leaving rood for
VVo?t Virginia to join her husband,
"to he ha?. been for the past few
Mrs. Dollia Voyles returned home
rroni Ohio last week. ?
While visiting the hen house of
Mrs. Ross Ellis. Uncle Billy Possum
lad the misfortune of getting his
Toot caught in a steel trap the other
Miss Edith Mason has returned
lome after a three-weeks visit
Patrick, N. C.
v The remains of lfr.
Frank Wei bourne, of Texas, were
Drought to Culberson last Friday and
arried to Blairsville, Ga., for
erment . ,