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VOLUME XXXVIII. NUMBER ;!T
MURPHY, NORTH CAROLINA KKiDaY. A1K1L ->2. K?27~
Be COFY? $1.50 PER YEAS
KILLED IN FALL
Radiator Also Thown Off Upon Him,
1 ;;iu Owen by, twenty - t w ; . ,
w:u old, met instant death when he i
wa- thrown from a truek to the pave
ment while the truck was rounding
the k u ve at the Southern Depot last
Friday afternoon. The truck was load
ed with radiators being hauled from
the ear- to the court house tor instal
lation. and Logan was assisting in
the work. When the truck rounded
the curve at an unusually high speed,
according to witnesses, Logan was
thrown from the truck head foremost
upon the pavement and a radiator
said to weigh about 500 pounds was
also thrown to the ground and land
ed on top of him. His skull and
bod) was crushed, death resulting in
Lo-an was a fine young man. and
well known in the county. He was a
member of the Martin's Creek Bap
tist Church for about six years. His
untimely and horrible death is great
ly deplored by the entire county.
Funeral services wer hid Saturday
afternoon at .'I o'clock at Martin's
Creek, conducted by Revs. Conley,
Sasser and Noble, and interment was
in Martin's Creek cemetery.
H is survived by his father and
mother, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Owenby,
oi Murphy; two brothers, E. P. and
L. H. Owenby, of Martin's Crcvk;
four sisters, Mrs. W. T. Williams,
ot 'vnoxviile, ; Mrs., Pefit, of
Cull rson ; Mrs. F. L. Gar'cind, ot
.As! v lie; ar.d Miss Clella Owenl?yr
DATE FOR HOLDING CRIMINAL I
IEKM OF UNITED STATES
Word has just been received from
J. \ Jordan, Clerk of the United
St::* District Court at Asheville, to
th feet that the regular term hav
'n- t retofore been held on the first]
.Monday in May and November has
been changed to the Second Monday
in >!:iy and November and the May!
1 will be held on Monday May
the h, and only jail ca>es will be
trii i. All defendants under bond
will not be tried until the November
TVn.:. therefore only witnesses be- i
' e Grand Jury and for defen
ds ! ; now in jail will be expected to
at* ! this teim. United States j
1 '? .-sit. nets are not required to
bo in attendance.
COW, HOG, HEN
Atlanta, April 20. ? Emphasis is
laid on the cow, hoc: and hen po
gram, as fittinET in with all types of
farming and applicable to all parts
of the South, in a .special edition of
the Southern Field, just issued by the
Development Service of the South
rn Railway System.
It. is made up principally of ar
ticles written by Southern Raiyway
System Agricultural Agents, pointing
out the oj)portunities for profits from
diverified crops, live stock and poul
try, with many illustrations showing:
hi dollars and cents the profits that
have been made by individual farm
ers from live stock, poultry and
crops other than cotton.
It is pointed out that, by diversi
fication, the growing of special crops,
production cf dairy and poultry pro
ducts and raising of sheep and hogs,
the farmer may have a profitable in
come throughout the year, even more
than sufficient to pay all farm and
living expenses, leaving the pioceeds
?f cotton or other major crop as
c'(""' net profit <at the end of the
Sheriff 56 Years
iKeriff ever since. He is a direct
descendant of a Jamestown colony
Our school which has been under
the management of Prof. Fulton
Thomason, of Andrews, closed ?n i
eight months term last week. The
students rendered very interesting
exercises Wednsday and Thursday
nights. Friday night Rv. William H.
Ford erf Andrews delivered the com
mencement sermon to a large and
attentive audience. The house was
crowded. Have heard several say
thy would be glad t?? have Pro. Ford
witl us again. The eighth (irnd
:iaduates were: Glen Ell's, Portei
.Mason, Laran Collins, Irene Kis-<- -
j buix, JtJc nrui Hyatt, Ova and 7. . . i
Miss Willie Owonby of tin* M. i\
W. School Blue Ridge, spent- the
week-end with her parent-, Mr. and
Mrs. Ira C. Owenby.
Mrs. Pat Cearley, of Murnhy ac
companied by .1. A. Cearky were
visitors here Tuesday.
Mrs. U. S. Nichols and sons. Hu
bert and Howard of Epworth, Ga.
made a busines strip here Monday.
Mr. Troy Kilpatrick of Marble was
a pleasant caller at V. C. Hughes
Mis. Grace T. Freeman, i imary
; teacher in our school left l" ? ? r home
Mr. K. II. Kinu oi I?ollev <w was
j a ;.?u>iiK->s visitor here last week.
I Jeff Jones, deputy sheriff, ?.f Shoal
!?'reok was here Saturday on official
Mr. A. Rice attended the call meet
' inii of the Highway Commission at
j Murphy, Monday.
When justice is tempered by mercy,
crime becomes more prevelant.
The way to reduce crime and make
the net work of protection around
our lives and homes more secure is
to make crime unprofitable and un
Prof. Fulton Thomason left for
his home at Andrews, Monday.
The farmers oi" this section are
taking advantage of this fine spring
weather. Some are ready to plant
HOG GROWERS MEETING
A swine specialist from Raleigh is
to visit Clay County on April 22nd
All farmer who are interested in
breeding and feeding hogs are asked
to meet at the court house promptly
at 1:30 in the afternoon on April 22,
for the purpose of organizing a Hog
Growers Association and hearing a
talk on hog growing and feeding ly
COMES TO DEATH
BY LIVE WIRE
Electrocuted Tuesday Evening When,
He Snatches Connection From
Burning Mach lie
Ezra Hughes, 21 y old, was
electrocuted Tuesday Ming ju>t a
few minutes befoie "? .ck w.ien
I he snatched the coimcvti.nis from a
| burning: washing machine in the es
tablishment of the Murphy Steam
Laundy where he was working.
According to witnesses, the ma
chine had shorteircuti ?1 and was on
fire, when someone yelied that it was
burning' up. Ezra immediately ran
to the connecting lines to snatch the
connections, and when he caught hold
ot them, in some way he was ground
ed. It was stated that the machine
had been disconnected a number of
times in this manner. Someone came
to his assistance and knocked him
Ioosp from the wire with a pole. hut
death had already resulted. Two
large holes were burned in his back,
it was stated, but his hands were un
Ezra was a promising voting man,
and had been married but a few
months. He was employed by the
laundry company when it was organ
ized several months ago. This made
the second fatal accident to happen
.vithin the community in Uss than a
week, in which two pi< t nt young
men were killed, and a . . .m of sad
j ne?s has been cast over* the entire
Funeral services were held Wed
! nesday afternoon at the Baptist
church, conducted by Rev. T. L. Sas
! -e?. and interment was in Sunset cem
He is survived by his young wife,
father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. L.
H. Hughes; three brothers, Dewey,
j of Florida ; and Clinjrman and De
i reuse; two sisters, Dora and Hazel,
1 all of Murphy.
after 5 years in
test to the U. S.
state and federal
ola Sacco have
dia JuJjr 10 ? for
whose pjea against
court, has caused
world over to pro*
and steps taken in
quarters to prevent
i. Vanzetti and Nic
been sentenced to
These three seem to be the champions in the National School Contest.
Left is Lillian. Snyder of Hundred. W. Va., (center J George lrvin. Jr..
Orville. Ohio, (ri^ht) .Mabel Seal of Picayune, Miss., all three of whom
have a perfect attendance of 1 1 years without having missed n day ac
school or being tardy. Is there a boy or girl in this territory with a
THE MURPHY LION S CLUB
"BECAUSE I LOVE YOU"
V rOMEDY-DRAMA IN FCH R ACTS
FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 22nd, 7:30
CAST OF CHARACTERS
Imagene Cour'Ieii_'h ? Wilful, wayward anil wealthy Mrs. E. C. Mallonee
Ginger ? A gypsy waif ."Mrs. Edw. E. Adams
Nance Tyson ? Her supposed mother Mrs. E. S. Holcombe
Prudence Freeheart ? A poor relation Mrs. E. ,T. Harbison
Horace Verner ? An artist, and incidentally a married man, Mr. W. C. Boyce
Dink Potts ? His chum, in love with Ginger Mr. C. K. Hoover
Ira Courtleigh ? Imogene's guardian Mr. H. G. Elkins
Elmer Van Sittert ? An Anglomaniac New Yorker Mr. C. W. Bailev
Major Duffy ? County Clerk and Confederate veteflan Mr. Mark West
Squire Ripley ? A Virginian landlord Mr. C. W. Bailey
Lige ? A gentleman of color Mr. John Davidson
SYNOPSIS OF SCENES
ACT I. The "George Washington," a country tavern in Old Virginia.
An impromptu wedding.
ACT II. Lover's Leap, a blue mountain precipice. A daring rescue.
ACT III. The Courtleigh Place, plantation mansion. A woman's folly.
ACT IV. The mountain studio, a painter's paradise. An affair of honor.
Soloists Mrs. Ralph Moody and Nettie Houston Dickey
Quartette Messrs. Davidson, Dobbs, Cooper and Sasser
Mrs. J. W. Davidson, Accompanist
ADMISSION: 25 and 35 CENTS
LOCAL MAN FOR
j F. O. ChristopN-r Gets Backing of
Counly Bar '.isociation For
Newly Created Pel
At a roc on i meeting of the Chero
koo ?'??um\ Mar Association, F. C).
Christopher, prominent local attorney
was unan'mously recommended for
the place of Assistant United States
L'istrict Attorney for the newly treat
ed judicial district of Western North
Carolina. At the meeting: resolu
tions were drtawn and forwarded to
the proper authorities setting forth
the reasons for the appointment.
Mr. Christopher was deemed fitted
and competent for the place because
01' his professional attainments, ex
perience and ability as a lawyer and
statesman. He has served in the
State Legislature as Representative
from Cherokee County, and as solici
tor of the Cherokee County General
Court, besides having been in the
practice of law in the western part
of the state for many years, during
which time ho has won many warm
friends who are anxious to see him re
ceive th?? appointment.
Rev. A. K. Smyth, pastor of Boil
ing Springs Church delivered three
very interesting sermons to the good
people ot' this place.
A. J. D : ; v i s is recovering; very
.Mi.-. Ii. I.. Mulkev and two chli
<lr- n gl Audu'ws, X. were visiting
relatives ? i t) place.
Alt. iind A:;s. Al. C. Odell visited
Ah. and Mr>. .1. \V. Odcll Sunday.
Air. B. P.. <V< 11 i ar been 1 li^sinj*
:*r??m chur< h for <ome time. I guess
he lux - fe 1 i. tact with the boo gar
Everybody is double timeing, farm
ing and clearing, burning brush and
Jan Rhodes caught three big
ground hogs. They were awful fat
and he got foundered on hog.
Wade I. ovingood was a pleasant
visit* !* here Sunday.
George Grojran is huuling J. C.
Odell - lumber to Murphy, where he
is market in_ it.
There is ;> man at this place who
would l:ke to get i:i touch with an
experienced goal miner.
The'*" are several families of this
.I::. - who j. re preparing t > keep sum
j ner .board. rs.
MEET AT C ANTON
The Regional B. Y. P. U. Conven
tion meets with the First Baptist
Church, Carton, Friday night, April
29th, and continues through Satur
day and Sunday. Five of these con
ventions are being held in the state
during the month of April and the
Canton convention will comprise all
Faptist associations west of Marion.
The delegates will be entertained
on the Harvard Plan-bed and break
fast, so the only expense will be two
meals each day.
A very fine program has been ar
ranged by state secretary, Perry Mor
gan and state president Rev. E. N.
Gardner and it is expected that each
church will send representatives
whether it has a B. Y. P. U. organi
zation or not.
The good people of Canton are ex
pecting the greatest gathering of
young Baptists that ever assembled
in this town and will be disappointed
unless you come. So young people,
let's adopt this as our slogan for
I every church, "A Car Full for Can