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t\M FEB TEAK
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WATCH LAWO. 071
THE COUNTY, THE STATE, TUB Um&fh
V0H7MN XL VII
L0C1SBCBG* 5. C, ?H?AY, JA?f. JK 1K1
TWO LYNCHED BY MOB AT ^
Negroes Taken From Jail After 3ReriFf Held Up
And Jailer Overpowered
Home Guard at Warrenton Called Out By Governor Morrison
But Too Late To Prevent Determined Set Of Men From Tak
inp "Prinnnrs Pram .Tn.il At. Warrenton Early Today. _
EIGHT WOUNDED AT NORLINA EARLY SUNDAY MOR
NING IN CLASH BETWEEN RAOES
__FiTje?White Men Wounded When Score of Blacks Said to Have
Laid In Wait For Clerk In Norlina Store ? Trouble Started
? Week Ago Over Sale of Some Apples.
Warrenton, Jan. 24. ? Two of the 13 negroes held iw jail here
for taking part in the racce rioat at Norlina early yesterday
morning were taken from the county jail here at 1 o'clock this
morning and lynched by a mob of about 75 masked men. The
other eleven were unmolested, and at 2 o'clock this morning, the
town is quiet, and the mob dispersed.
The jailor, John Green, was, overpowered by the mob the
keys to the jail taken from him and the mob entered, fount! the
two negroes they wanted and carried them away. It was near
iv an hour before the crowd around the jail knew definitely that
Mi her of the negroes had been taken away.
. Dome i.ij
me country," Sheriff R. E. Davie was*
stjp,>ca by a crowd of masked men
n. i Car from the jail, after they hart
XIi til upon him. They explained thm*
l*i ( y were gu&FfllHl? OR jail flTlH ITRR !
t. .y . uspected that he was one of the!
ai lackers. At that very moment, .the ,
-+ ? tifrtlarn*. ? Ut* mob ? uan wirhin
:. il .
little disorder accompanied
li e lynchtng . ? Xheinciubers of the*
m.ib are believed to Tisrg-rmne frorrf
li.e vicinity of Norlina, where "the tr
ouble started. Citizens of the town
v.\.re on the streets, but apparently
r ok 110 part in the lynching:. This
li r.y Guard Company, under Ihe
iumii.::ut of Tajlter I 'oik. ? wiin
!? i.14 cnljed out 3t the order of Gov
Morrison at the time of the
- i'e two nfcglVlkiJ lWk'lll'U. I'l uimiiui
--HnHttfk- tn*4 Alfr-ed Williams. ? mr.s
the alleged leaders tn the trouble at
Xorlina. The crowd seemed to want
no others. They were carried out on
the road leading to Norlina. and shot
to death. Early th<s morning both
\v*re lying fifty feet apart, beside the
road, face down," riddled with bullets.
The .mob t wimpled in? automobiles
coming from /all directionsias they en
tered the town. Preceding the mob
several cars passed through town at
a high rate of speed. The mob left
the town traveling at close formation
The shooting was heard from town
and as Jar away as Norlina.
When the mob first demanded the
keys of the jailor, he refused, saying
that he. did not havo them. He was
covered with guns, and produced them
at once. The leaders of the mob th
en opened the jail, selected the Uo
negroes, and carried them off.
EHJHT WOUNDF.il IN RACE
OITBREAK AT NORLINA DE
POT EARLY SLNDAY MORNING
Norlina, Jan. 23.? Eight men. five
white and three negroes, were wound
ed, two perhaps fatally, in a race riol
which broke out at the railroad sta
tion between 1 and 2 o'clock this mor
ning and now thirteen negroes, char
ged with participation in the shoot
rng, are in Warren county Jail at Wat
renton, on bond's tfrom $200 to $1,000
The wounded men are. R. L?. Tra
ilor, white; Lloyd Trailor, white; H.
A. Rainey. white; W, J. Upchurch,
whit*; H. A. Inscoe, white; Claud*
Jones, negro; Jerome Hunter, negro,
and Robert Moap. negro.
All of the Whk? men nave W. J.
Upchurch and Tnaooe are in the Hen
derson Hospital where physicians sta
tedtontgtit that TraUor'a condition is
critical. Jeromw^Mljfiter. the negro
most seriously hurty Is In St. Agnes
Hospital at Raleigh, where little hop*
Is entertained for his recovery. Ro
bert Mom, slightly hurt, la In Jail ana
Claude Jones Is at his home under
Starts Ofer Apple Hale
The difficulty this morning follow
ed bad feeling between groups of the
races which has been growing since
Tuesday. On that day. according t> I
Chief of Police S. P. Fleming, of Noi
lion, Plummer Hullock, negro, went
into the store of J. P. Williams, a
merchant of Norlina. and nought to
buy ten cents worth of apples from
Itrady Trailor, clerk. The negro pro
foRHcd dissatisfaction with hla pur- I
rhase and wanted hla money bark.
The ox< hange wan effected, after aome
words, whereupon the negro curaed
Trailor. it is aald, and threatened him
Arcordlng to the chief of police, th*
Trallors received word laat night that
the negroes were organising to make
gpod Plummer liullock'a threat. Be
tween 1 and 2 o'clock, perhaps a scom
of negroes had gathered at the Sea
board depot, some of them with shot
Raby Trailor. brother of Rrady, ap
prtiached Matthew Bullock, apparent* \
ly the leader of the negroes, and ask
ed him what the trouble was about
\yhijp the\- R&IO-- talking, nrrnrdinfi*
to evidence brought out in the prelim
inary hearing this afternoon. Jerome
Hunter, negro, walked up and fired ai
Ti'Ullur IrOiii close range The wfn
\?> inrin it'll und IhmU'i glint liiiiijjUW
as he lay 011 his JxkcIu- - ? ?
Hie- shooting then became general
and in it W. J. I'pchurcb, engineer of
switch engine. H. A. *Raiuey, car
aisnoi.lor and H, A. Inavoe, car in
spertor. were shot. as they were al>
their worli 011 *ht railroad yards
Mattliew BkIIoCa. s.:h! to have hvO::
ttv leader t?f the negroes, made hi.-,
escape, arrd the roil ud -up made by a
i f ?:i' whirr ? uxau ? foi 11ml ? horih
;<fter the shooting litis morning fail
ed to locate lit 111. Thirteen, however
wire arrested, and committed to jail
in default of bonds, after prelimi
nary hearing before Justice of the
Peace J. C. Hardy, of ^rlina, this
afternoon. Mr. B. B. Williams ami
Mr, Tasker Polk, of Warrenton. ap
peared for the State.
While the situation appears qulot
here tonight, there were rumors that
an effort might be made by negroes
of Warrenton, four miles from here
to liberate members of their race in
jajl. Feeling was high this morning
among the white people of the com
munity. but has apparently calmed
down tonight. Mr. Polk this after
noon made a talk to the assembly gn
thered for the preliminary hearing, in
which he counseled law and order.
APPEAL TO GOVERNOR MORRISON1.
TO SEND TROOPS TO WARRENTON ,
Governor Morrison was advised j
shortly, after midnight by the Mayoi
of Warrenton that groups of masked
men had begun to assembly in War j
renton where the negroes implicated j
in the Norlina shooting are being
held, and that fears of violence were !
Governor Morrison directed the Ma j
yor to swear in sufficient officers to 1
maintain order, and in the meantime I
ccnferred with Adjutant General Metts
In regard to what military organlxa
tions would be held In readiness to
send to Warrenton.
The Mayor believed that it would bes
impossible to get troops there In time
to prevent violence. If the Intention of
the masked men was violent, but |
feared that subsequent troubles might
necessitate the presence of the militia
tc maintain order. Hither the Ox
ford or the Henderson company will
be ready for service.
Nine of the negroes who were left
In the Warrenton jail were taken to
Raleigh on Mondny and placed In Jail
for safe keeping.
BOY SCOI'TS PROVIDE WOOD.
I .earning that Mrs.^Mary Brewer j
r>f Sandy Creek township wan without
Ore wood and with no man to get It
for her a group of Boy Scouts .of Ixhi
Isburg under the leadership of Mr
1. C. Jones. Scoutmaster, drove out 1
to her home Monday morning and
Tor several hours, with true scoutlv I
helpfulness, and Industry, they work
Hi steadily until they had a nice QU- I
intlty of oak wood sawed fire place
ength pfled up ready to burn. The I
>arty consisted of the following sco I
its Ned Ford. Jr.. John King. Ihin 1
)?m Taylor. Jr.. Ollle Smithwlek .
harle^Klmore. MaMhew Beasley. j'
Hew ( ??Id He Re I j1
The First Maid ? Nice-lookln* fel
er, that. The Scond ? Wot? 'Im c
ilce? 'Wye Vs married a
X-tiOV. AM) MRS. T. W Blt'KETT
Kx-Ony ? and MrV ? T W
ettrl n fro m the Executive Mansion
notored to I>ouisburs for an extended
'1 Pit to Dr. and MriU_B^-F. Yarhor
>ugh . X warm welcome awalte9~
hem upon thetr arrivals ? Many so
la! attentions were Bhown them.
Dr. and Mrs. Yarborough enter
?alned at tw.i lilnn.f r.nu. i? ?kt^
ionor. For each* dinner covers were
aid toi wight.
Gov. Bickett's visit was shortened
>y business engagement In Salisbury
tfrs. Blckett Bpent Sunday In Rldge
way with her aunt, .Mrs. M. J. Haw
rtrra. Returning to Loumiiurg Mon
lay ?ha spent the week In aUanilanoo
jpon complimentary parties to her.
^Tuesday, from l?-3n A M m a p
hT. Mrs . John B. Yarborough was
hostess at a lovely bridge-luncheon.
Prom 3 to 5 o'clock she was the guest
of the Daughters of the Confederacy
at the home of Mrs. C. K. Cooke. ~
At the close of a lovely and patri
otic program. Mrs. Blckett was call
ed upon to talk to the "Daughters" up
on any subject she would. Appropri
ately. and In her most lovely manner
she talked to .them about the Old Sol
diers in the Old Soldiers Home In
Raleigh. She spoke with love and
pride of them.
From 7 to 10 Mrs. Blckett was thV
honor guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. J.
Barrow at a lovely dinner party. Coy-,
ers were laid for ten and an elegant
three course dinner was served. ,
Honoring her sister, Mrs. R. F.
Yarborough, Jr., entertained the Tu
esday Afternoon Bridge Club at her
home Wednesday afternoon from 3 to
5 o'clock. Mrs. J. B. Yarborough
and Mrs. W. P. Neal received with
Mrs. Xarhorough and Mrs, ? Bi<-ket4,
Four tables were placed for Bridge
and after rive rmfnils were played a
delicious salad course, after-dinnet
coffee, mints, nuts and fruit-cakt
were se<^ed .
"FTOin 3: SO III 7 MU <5J t!i? SamP'TTFfr
Ing Mrs. R. F. Yarborough, Sr., and
Misses Mary and Edith- Yarborough
lU Hnmn ii>.4rrrnrir of Mrs.
AiU-- ? Mrs. John II. Yarlmrnu^h nr.
rd the callers at the rinnr, Mrs. S.
1-arhain present, d theni to the recti. ?
inn line in the front parlor. In .
rtceiviiu- .line were Mrs. H. F. Y.
borough, Miss Mary Yarborough. i . . .
-Jicketf^ "Mrs . J K. Maldne. .Mrs ..
11. Yarborough and Mrs. It. F. Yar
lornufii. Jr. >
i.. i ii .".. .Mill paviur Mis. ? H- Sr
Ford. Mrs. Jt Y. Joyner an>, Mrs. S.
-1 Uoddie were receiving. In the din
ing roi :ii Mrs. \V. 1'. X, al ami-Mrs.
K. 1.. IVSd poured tea. Mrs. E . H .
?- and ? - W H -tea-pro w as
sisted. More than a hundred cftllers
From 8:30 to 11 Mrs. S. J. Par
ham delightfully entertained a small
bridge "party in Mrs. Bickett's honor
Notable among the charming social
courtesies showered upon Mrs. Bick
ett was the lovely party given her by
Mrs. W. 1% Neal Thursday after
nocn, when she entertained her Book
Club. A lovely literary and musical
program was rendered. Mrjs. Blck
ett's address on "The Southern Spirit
in the War" was beautiful. In her
own inimitable style she spoke first
of the spirit of heroism manifested In
the Mother's of the Confederacy, then
she stressed the loyalty of the slaves
of tlie "Uncles" and the "Mammies"
ikS they "stood by."
Every heart was touched as she told
Stories of her own "black mammy's"
loyalty in those days.
Deeply stirring wass the note she so
untied in praise of the dauntless cour
age of the Confederate soldier. Sh<>
emphasized that same spirit remain
ing with the sons and grandsons of
the Confederates, as they marched In
to the World War. And tenderly she
dwelt upon the same heroism in out
women and Red Cross Nurses, daugh
ters and grand-daughters of Confed
erate grandmothers! Herself a loyal
daughter of a Confederate Colonel
her "Tribute" struck deep In the
hearts of all who heard.
Mrs. Neal, assisted by Mesdames
John and Richard Yarborough. serv
ed elaborate refreshments in two cour
Mrs. Bickett's departure from Ixiu
Isburg on Friday shortened the gale
ties planned for her.
YOt N<J WOMAN'S MISSIONARY
The Social Circle of the Young Wo
man's Missionary Society of the Me
thodist Church met with Mrs. O. Y.
\ arboro Tuesday evening of this
week. Besides other guests the So
ciety had the pleasure of having with
them Miss Kdna May Smith, the Pres
ident of the Methodist Missionary So
cieties of the North Carolina .'Confer
ence. Miss Smith gave a very Inter i
rating talk on the work being done !
by the Missionary Societies both at
home and abroad; stressing the need I
>f becoming personally interested in '
the schools and hospitals supporter I
t>y the Societies.
At the close of the talk delightful
refroshments were served. Mrs. Mc '
tlrayer, one of the guests, by request
played a lovely selection 011 the piano
followed by several duets by Mrs
WcBrayer and Mrs. Yarboro.
The meeting was much enjoyed
?nd the talk much appreciated.
The Society will meet on Tuesday
<Vb 1st at the Church.
I^aiy men bump up against a lot of
criticism, but vtl>$y usually live long
jid contented lives. ,
GOOIt ( KOHD HEAKS
mrr und the A verlcan Product- |
Export and import Cooperation.
Quite a good number o( Franklin
Comity farmers were present on last
Wily at the noon recess of Court lo I
r, Mr X J OajloMMX. wtw ad
a meeting of Pranftlta Coun-J
ty'Ctttuu Qm?tr? Assuviatluu In tfa^
court room. The speaker was in
troduced by Mr. E. H. Malone in a
lew Well chosen remarks. .
Thf speaker flrBt dealt with eco
Tnnn^-^-TrrrrtTtOTis^anrt- plunilj1 showed
wbaiy it "aa mottm th?n folly for
farmers to continue to make cotton In
ojiortiau thnt thev have been
mak^ig it and depend upon the j>rea
larkets and their present method
ling. The southern states pro
60 per cent of all the cotton In
the world and the United States only
u|?l. about 20 per cent, leaving the
ofln 80 per cent to be exported to
othM countries. He pointed? to thfc
causa of the present low prices as
a decrease of 73 per cent in exports
and the buyers hare no way of diB
poetfg of the staple. The decrease
la ?JportB. be Bald, was due to the
fact that Europe has not got the mo-,
ney to pay for It and the exchange
rata -, is too great These conditions
raak^ it necessary that some plan, sh
ould be -adopted to-get the cotton to
the foreign countries on a basis th?it
they .can use it and put their idle in
dustaes to work. He criticised the
present marketing system bjr show
">* ?>? -unreasonableness In taking
tunelye months to make a crop - and
than sell it in one hour.^
? Th? speaker paid_a high tribute to
j thy Banking institutions of the coun
(t^TtaTtng that they were Tlotng all
that it was possible for them to do.
He Qompared the banks lo a - large
reservoir, in that -they could loan out
fon'iy - that Wnien was Tffarfctr on ?
! posit. He said the Federal Reserve
] Bd&rd could only loan money for Lit
fial> turn-over ? <T..p8 ? 1
for" holdi.ii; theniT
tJiitorrar t1 a plained ?how Ktt
| rope had been financing ioternat'ou it
'yjLue. i<y. that money at home -wra
a lov rate of Interest, ? Now Eu?
t 1 >*0'VS iact position to do this wojV
Was caused a greater TnTereai
? rate :.?riU ilt?N?'.iy K'sjs rea<ly ,
H <itu ;ure?i tin v.?l.u?- of ?uropc*s
j ... .it i . ? . . 1 . ? v ? . i..- ?<- ? n u in- 1
. I Kr.i::n- 4" eeim
l many ;-o With ihe fact?
i>? ?ore it ruhati.s tor Aiik-i km i
oja-n op l;c:- njs7TnT7vs<^JTu IV Shin
trade -relatmti* wi?-h- *4he- ?
The speaker dei hircd""that the South
I mast free itself from ?he eastern li
naiu'ial markets, and thi? only way t?.
t do it is to organize ourselves for our
At this point lie explained in detail
why and for what purpose the Ani*?ri
i can Products Export and Import vor
? puration was organized, stating that
'it was founded in Charleston. S. I'
I the first of December and on Decern
'her 20th it shipped its first cargo of
cotton to Europe. The main object
! of the company as explained by the
j speaker is to ship southern cotton to
Liu rope. but it will broaden out and
I export and import practically any
; thing, especially cotton, tobacco, pot
ash. dyes. etc. The object of this
| meeting was to acquaint the people
' with this company so that they could
I put their influence behind it through
I taking stock and selling its cotton.
| The shares were placed at $10 each
so that all could become stockhold
ers, and an 8 per cent dividend was
j guaranteed. After this dividend was
? taken from the profits the remainder
I would be divided equally , between the
stockholders and those who sell thr
ough or to this company.
I It was a well worked out plan and
gives promise of being the best safe
guard to the farmers Interest that has
been suggested. Quite a lot of in
formation was distributed among th
i ose present and more was left with
the banks where any who may be in
terested can call for It.
I II. <
Th? Joseph J. Davis Chapter U. I)
('. will meet on Tuesday afternoon,
February 1st. 1921 at 3:30 o'clock wi- |
th Mrs,. A. W. Person. All members
are urged to be present.
Mrs. W. K. White. Pres. ,
Mrs. O. M. Ream. Secy.
M KVIC'KS AT ST. U l.'S ( HI K( H.
Sunday next the services at at .
Paul's Church will be Sunday School
and Bible Class at 10 A. M. and Mor
ning praver and sermon and adiui ?
istratlonfof the Holy Communion at
II A. M.. Rev. N . ('. Hughes. Kec
All' are cordially i v i ted to all ser
Kll?l>l, Kit's COW IM ION
There will be a Fiddler's Convm
lion at Roberts School. Kr iiTay iukM.
l-'i-b. 4 All musicians nn- cordially
Invited to sftuud. Two prizes are
:iflcred. Admission 10 and 15 cents.
Proceeds will go for the benefit of
the school. Come and Jmve some fun
Sorry but safe the men who plan
ed less cotton and tobacco last year.
Still time to plan a sane planting '
migrant for 1921 on your farm. i
CASES SET FOR
XrXBEB SMALL CASES DISPOSED
(irand Jury and Solicitor Make* Re
p ? twit ? A<J?rwa?4 i'ar T?m
Ob Satardar Afterno? ? 5o latper
tant Cases Dlapourd of Since Last
-?"? r',"1l';irY trrm "f ^11
5 Court came to an end on Sat
urday ajcernoon when the I ourt to61T
adjournment for the term.
~~Stnce our last report the fottowiiir
T^a?B were disposed of:
State n J. L. Worthlngton, fraud
prayer for Judgment continued till
next term of Court, defendant to give
koond and pay costs. *
State va- Charley Teasley. a d w ca
pias and continued.
State v8 Alex Johnson, fast driving
State vs Alex Johnson, a d w, guilty
judgment to pay Kemp $75 and all
.State vs C. C. Ayescue. murder
continued and set for Wednesday 1st
week of May term."
toSJ256 VS E H' ETans fin# ""educed
State vs Will Driver, false pretense
continued for defendant. pr"en6e
State vs Rhoden Andrews, murder
1 set for Thursday 1st week May term '
f State vs Joseph Ball, manslaughter
set for Friday 1st week May term
| State vs Percy Fogg. 1 and r. plea(lg
? ^"'y'jpne year in jail to be hired to
CountyTTome. ? -
; State va fieTmLHimant. fal??
'D?e ? ea"ja Kui"y. two years in jail
to be hired to J. B. Land, aud pay
Rhodes, f ami a, not ftuilty
State vs Ben Cope, c c w, capias
_and continued. p
~ ._.u WtliKHiui. ? S^zrrsr
jiull-j. '' UjlJliilUa _un I li.nl--- 1
Jim Evans- rast driving,
fcUiltj. four months on roads, . Com
missioners to hire out?
State vs William BrooTiiT cruelty to
fal?~ jimiHi*. called '?na
ued ' S<,fa' Jn''
T 1 "" i ' h ?" ? ! ? H 'i ,i i-.: \ ^ n[
IuUr Jl^'UUis in iili: r.Mv..r ..
riiijii irx i < i;, iiTre.^iJ
jvnv vs W. Hohgooa. cliSI,o>iMo
> " i i j 1 ? r nf n, ,f ?.rtjt,r, it
''V ; j"'rr ?
state v.; oihn "\ntni7rrrmi ana r
Kumy0 VS rrul?" IVrso" assault, not
Stale vs Ed Kiti^. c c w. guiltv
judgment suspended upon payment of
one-half 'hat L'?8t l,e
State vs Ed King. a <1 w. nol pros.
guilty VS yd Wood' h b a?Jl not
State vs -Al K. Tant. ciis,J()S|?g ?t
m?r Raged property, .called and failed
ni si scifa capias and continued
state vs J. c.. H. C. and R s
Hagwood. changed from five wars to
cou nfvUr ThP""rk r"ulU "f illU"iiiiug
^ U . L same sentence to applv
to each of five cases
State vs Will Brnnks continued.
Stat \s f ercy Johnson. I and r
Pleads guilty. 12 months on roads'
Commissioners to hire out.
The Grand Jury completed their
dlach ?" Th"r"ily eVeni"* ?"<'
discharged with lb^ thanks- of the
Court after filing the following re
Report of (.rand Jury
?or'h. Carolina-Franklin County.
p"?, /?onor Geo- w Connor, judge
[? T ui/1K at lhe January Term ot
franklin Superior Court 1921
mltinJ't (|!,ran?,1 Jui;y beK '"ave'to sub,
nut the following report.
We have passed on all Bflls which
have come to our knowledge We
have visited the County Jail in a bo
ay, and we reccommend that the Jail
proper be renovated In every respect
and new bedding furnished, as thb
Jail needs cleaning and new beds fur
fin )ne re" a?d window espec,
tally needs attention, also the door
for .h. A"? ,VUi'f" the C?Unty
for the Aged and Infirm, and we find
everything in good sanitary condition
the stock well kept and in good con
uition and the Inriates well satisfied
and comfortable. satisfied
We have visited the various Countv
offices and Inspected the same and
find all of them In good condition and
k**p'- the Books well kept and
properly Indexed. We have inspect
I,a'l>' <'??!> accounts and inon
VPorts of the Clerk of I lie Court
li r of and ShCvKT's oITi
ces and find the simie reported mon
thly and balances all paid to the de
positories designated by the Count*
and we also find then, correct, and
that these olTices report the sum of $7
1 ?"* excess of all salaries paid out
-as is show,, j,}. th(. yearly a. , aunt now
on file, and we recommend the same
system as Is now used to he carried on
by these offices.
We Wive Inspected the Coiirthouse &
recommend that the Jury room in th?
Court Room be remodeled and put in
n comfortable anil Sanitary condition I
chairs he furnished and the room ma J
ili? comfortable We recommend that]
a room be furnished for the witnesses
Intending the (irand Jury, who are
compelled to attend as there in now
no place for them but to stand In the
WHAT CAN A NEWSPAPER
I><> rQB ITS HOX? TOIOt
PuT>Usfter of Lit# Dally Say* t)w? Pr?
gresn of a Community In IHpendeat
(By H. W. BLOOD. In Limon, Colo
? No building hi grer erected. Bol
what at ?very atop from foundation
to capstone the progress is made a
matter of record In the home paper.
.Ut is the merchant's channel or
cumin mil caMutl Wtttt His patrons ;
Land it Is equally the buyor'a market ?
LP lace. . The honesty of peeeent-day
UdvertisLng^commeQda. itself to_
I public, and more and paor$_ tfcft
[of the" home paper is being
ed for legitimate advertising purfoe
The time is coming when the neces
sltj^)f bringing pressure on some bus
in ess men to get advertising will give
way to a seeking for space by honest
advertisers as the most available me
ans of reaching the public, and the
The newspaper is argus-eyed; It
sees everything; know^ everything;
Records that which is worthy of re
cording; and the editorial sanctum is
often the safe repository and final
| resting place of many a sordid ana
| unworthy story that is never permit
I The newspaper is the intimate
! friend of every citizen ; It knows ev
erybody. It praises the good, can?
1 8irres the evil," and stands four-square
for the uplift and betterment of th?
II KTttftff tho npgipur infant, and
I rejoices with the happy parents
rfngs the wedding- chimes, and tolls
the knell of the departed. It la Joy
ous with the happy, and sad with the
' sorrowful . ?
?t - -K beais ftH 'luilliiUU? m^twagg' W fT
ery issue to those who have removed
from the old home town; and conveys
news to fh?> hfimnfullr frnm thiw urhr.
^ A ITfl^ itr* rhn 1 i;) |u vVn^ j
monger. With tine discrimination, it
Keren tiates news from gossip; it
exploits the achievements of n>en
and covers with silence their inis
Tf Is thp~truest of friends. Tor it ne
Vt r lails T;) call attention t?. ? ?;ei'.cts
' '? ?? ' ? i. t i.y .n. ...i.. u, Lai
i.ijvantauf^r of necessary improve
ments ii encour^iri*? development and
- ? if. a M k U;\ ild as
-.auls. lIUi.-L aaiUULg. U*U4*4- XVt*nl4? Ut# ? its
newspaper, it is the one valuable
No matter wao owns the slock of
the company that publishes it. or who
sits in the editorial chair the tu-ws
Itaper belongs to the people', and in
a very real sense a town and its peo
? tHe -may be judged by the kind and
quality of the paper that is sent forth.
If it is u live, pushing, forward-look,
iug publication, the town lives
moves forward. If it is spinels*
and without purpose except to sell
.subscriptions and advertising space
not much can be hoped in the way of
"What can a newspaper do for a
town?" It can do more than any on*,
single agency to insure unity and ad
vancement. With it iu thriving con
dition, every industrial, social and
moral movement., is assured of effec*
trve leadership, which makes for ac
complishment;' without it a town is
silwJit and dead, for silence, however
golden, is a sign of death.
I hall way of the Court House without
|hre or any other conveniences. We
recommend and ;isk the Court to ma>
J ke the order that a suitable place
arranged at the County Home for the
(safe keeping of Insane persons both
j white and colored pending their ad
| mission to the Hospital and that nec
i essary attendants be employed to take
Scare of these unfortunates, as the con
! ditlon now is that they have to be
i committed to the County Jail till re
ceived by the Hospital.
( Signed ) ALTON WILDER.
I Foreman Grand Jury.
Ordered by the Court that a copy of
this Report be served on the Board of
'.County Commissioners of Franklin
I The following report was made by
Solicitor H. E. Norris:
North Carolina, Superior Court
Franklin Co. January Term. 1921
To the Hon. Geo. W. Connor. Judge
The undersigned Solicitor of tba
Seventh Judicial District respectfully
reports to the Court that he has ex
amined at this term of said Court Jb~
loathe condition of the office of
Harrow, the Clerk of the Supdfelfer
Court of said County, that he ^
said office well administered in ?n
respects, that said Clerk keeps in
office all the books required by
pioperly indexed for speedy and cutfb*
He further reports to the oilirf j
that, so far as he can ascertain, Im ^
accounts, of the said Clerk, as Olertf \
of this Court, are regular and corr>f|L-4
* Respectfully submitted.
H. B NORRIS. Solicitor
Seventh Judicial District# ?^*
Examined, approved, and ordered
OEO. W. CONNOR,