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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15>, 1923.
CHATHAM SAFE FOR AWHILE.
It now appears that Senator Grif
fin has maue satisxactory
''ments in the legislature in regard to
the dismemberment of Chatham coun
ty. We must not stop at tins how
ever, those folks over at Brickhaven,
Corinth, Truth, Merry'. Oaks, New
Hill, Buckhorn, Phoenix Hill, Boylan
Ranch, and in fact the whole section,
need relief. . .
This paper appreciates the fact
that the present board of county com
missioners is handicapped for funds,
but some method can certainly be
arranged whereby the graded road
can be top-soiled and redeemed.
Chatham needs thse good people in
her population, as well as the taxable
values and we are interested in the
Those citizens are thread-bare of
patience. In fact patience has ceas
ed to be a virtue, and they will not
idle on the proposition, rest assured
of « that.
GAMBLING BY GOVERNMENT.
While our dear old Uncle Sam
frowns on gambling he seems to in
dulge in the sport quite freely in the
conduct of his own affairs, all of
which shows the difference between
national and personal moral co. d ict.
•The total amount appropriated by
Congress for the fiscal year of 192 j
uegan July 1, is $3,747,935,-
382.64. This is $319,280,984.10 less
than the appropriation for 1922. What
the deficiency appropriations for the
current year will foot up naturally is
The preliminary estimate of total
expenditures for the current year is
$3,771,258,452 or $24,223,139.36 more
than has been appropriated. 'The pre
liminary estimate of total receipts for
the current year is $3,073,825,311.
This of course indicates a deficit at
Hie end of this year of $673,210,-
071.64. At the close of the last fiscal
vear there was a balance on hand of
In this way the government goes
calmly ahead with the certainty of
a deficit so far as human minds can
forsee, but yet with the knowledge
that there is a good gambler’s chance
that things will come out all right.
Heart is taken from the fact that the
estimated receipts for 1922 were ex
ceeded and anticipated expenditures
were $759,000,000 less.
No individual or corporation of
course would dare conduct its busi
ness in such away, yet there is little
else the government can do unless a
still heavier tax burden be placed on
the people to provide for a margin
of safety, and gracious knows taxes
are heavy enough, as heavy in fact,
as they are unscientific.
Governor Morrison’s boat bill and
President Harding’s ship bill seem
to be in turbulent waters.
Belin, a French electrical scientist,
has invented a machine which trans
mits lights over a telephone wire and
you can see the person you are talk
ing to. Great Scott! What next
Stocks and Cat’o-Nine Tails.
Raleigh Times. ‘
• Rufus and Dock Commander still
have something to be thankful for:
they didn’t meet Judge Cranmer in
the days when boiling oil was the pre
vailing court style.
if XJNKINDEST CUT.
The Woman’s Club of Pittboro, we
see by The Chatham Record, is to
five a* Valentine party Friday night,
ebruary 13. There will be fortune
telling, delivery of valentines, a prize
so rthe most attractively-dressed
child and another for the best repre-\
gentation of some well-known couple
such as Mutt and Jeff, Maggie and
Jiggs, or Romeo and Juliet. Why this
concession to the classical, we won
der? The Mutt and Jeff and Maggie
and Jiggs stuff we comprehend with
out difficulty, but we’d not have been
less surprised to be asked Sodom and
Gomorrah than the couple last named
by the Record.
The pillar of salt on the Raleigh
highway has been melted away, my
friend Coffin, and inasmuch as the la
dies have postponed the party to a
week from the date originally set,
we welcome you to our festivities.
NEWS FROM OAKLAND.
Moncuje, Rt. 2, Feb. 12. —Henry
Clegg, Jr., spent Saturday in Raleigh.
Frank Burns, who is working in
Pittsboro, spent the week-end at W.
Miss Lizzie M. Clegg spent Satur
day with her sister, Mrs. C. J. Knight.
Owing to the unfavorable weather,
no school was held Monday and Tues
day of last week.
Miss Luc lie Thomas, who has been
attending school at Sanford spent the
week-end with her parents and enter
ed school at Pittsboro Monday .
' Cheer up, Robert, you’ll get there
after a while.
Take advantage of our combination
offer of The Progressive Farmer, Th;e
Southern Agriculturist and our pi
per one year for only $1.75.
Send in the name- of your visitors.
We want all the iocal news we can
■get CTI-i ; '-n ■/' „• CS to f ‘ '
it out U «: • - ten us.
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Courtesy opens many doors.
He also serves who only stays in
jail and waits.
Apologies are always satisafetory
to the makers.
Too mudi pie is apt to make a man
moie crusty than pious.
Just put yourself m yo»r enemy s
place and consider your abuse.
It is not possible for a physician
to cure a diseased imagination.
Many a married man prefers the
jaws of death to the jaws of life.•••
Some women marry for money be
cause they can think of no other ex
Some people look as mad as if they
were with the French army in Ger
There is just as much room for do
mestic jars in a flat as there are in
The most dangerous peril on the
highway is the' lighted man in the un
A lot of energy is spent crossing
bridges and climbing mountains be
fore they are reached.
> —O —
Life would be miserable if we ev
er heard all that was said about us
when we were not listening.
Some men are so worthless that
their wives are not a bit alarmed
when the flu is in progress.
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If a bride isn’t homesick for her
family in the first six weeks, you may
be pretty sure she married the right
NEWS FROM TOWN OF MONCURE
Moncure, Feb.l2.—The . Teachers
Reading circle held its first meeting
at Moncure school last Saturday
morning at 10:30 o’clock, under the
leadership of Prof. S. G. Self.
Mrs. H. G. Self gave a demonstra
tion in silent reading. The circle will
meet again next Saturday, Feb. 17.
Mr. Lantz, of Wytheville, Va., guest
and relative of Capt. J. S. Wissler,
gave a very instructive address dur
ing the Sunday school hour last Sun
day morning at the Methodist church.
He is an active church worker, has
traveled extensively abroad and he
gave accurate and first hand informa
tion as to conditions in heathen lands.
Miss Virginia Catchell and Mr. Ed
win Catcheli, who are attending schoo 1
at Sanford, spent the week-ei\d with
their parents, Dr. and Mrs. Catchell.
Mrs. Catchell spent Saturday in Ral
The sixth and seventh grade pupils
are to give a program Friday even
ing, Feb. 23rd. The public is invited
to attend. The theme involving val
entines, George Washington and Ab
raham Lincoln’s birthdays will be car
ried out and the program bids fair
to be interesting.
Mr. Wade Savers, a brother of Mrs.
Catchell, preached an exellent sermon
at the Baptist church Sunday morn
ing, Feb. 4th. He has been preaching
since he was twelve years old and
was engaged in active ministry when
in knee pants. He has won many
friends and the highest esteem of
the community during his stay in
Moncure. He is a graduate of Wake
Forest and is now continuing his stud
ies at Lincoln University. 1
Rev. J. J. Boone filled his regular
appointment at the Methodist church
Sunday morning and preached an ex
cellent sermon on the “Fatherhood
of God and. Sonship of Jesus Christ,”
from Galatians 4:7. Sunday night he
preached on ‘take heed how you hear.’
His sermons are always enjoyed, be- 1
cause they are rich and full of the
gospel. : \
HERBERT HALL HACKNEY.
At early dawn on January 26, 1923,
Herbert Hall Hackney, son of "Mr.
and Mrs. E. P. Hackney, Bynum, N.
C., was called to his Heavenly home.
Herbert had been sick near five
weeks with pneumonia. Two weeks be
fore he died, he was carried to Watt’s
hospital, Durham, where all was done
for him that medical skill and nurses
and loving parents-could do, but God
saw best to take him and we resign
to His will. i
Herbert was sever, and one half
years old, was th'e baby and only boy
in the home. Besides mother and
father he leaves three sisters, Jose
phine, Joanna and Helen, two grand
fathers and a number of uncles,
aunts and cousins to mourn their lors.
The little body, on its bed of white
satin, was laid to rest at Hanks '
Chapel church. The services were con-!
ducted by Rev. Mr. Carden, pastor of i
The flowers were very pretty, one
design being sent by his little school
mates and teacher, Miss Erie Poin
dexter, whom he loved so much.
He had a loving, sweet disposition,
and will be greatly missed in the
school, in the community, but most
of all at hornet
Mrs. J. JETER HACKNEY, Jr.
Having qualified as administratrix !
of the estate of Robert L. Sutolv V
> deceased, late of Chatham county,
North Carolina, this is to notify all
persons holding claims against said
decedent to present them to the un
i dersigned, duly verified, on or before
; . the Bth day of February, 1924, or
- [ this notice will be plead in bar of
i their recovery. All persons indebted
j to said estate will please make im
. I mediate settlement.
I This Bth do- 17 of 19°3.
’ k ' Mrs. W. E. BROOKS,
INVITE S. S. ASSOCIATION.
Doings in and Areund Bennett—Lo
cal and Personal. N
Bennett, Feb. 12.—Most all who
have had the flu in town are about
well andv going. There was not so
many flu cases here this time as there j
were a year ago.
Miss Beulah Hammer, daughter of
Mr. and Mis. M. M. Hammer, who un
derwent an opeartion for appendici
tis two weeks ago, is getting along
nicely and will return home this
Mr. Hampton Bray, who has been'
confined to his room for several i
weeks with pneumonia, is improving. I
Mr. H. Frank Brown of the firm of
Yow-Brown Store Co., has been con
fined to Ills for two weeks with
a cold. • * •
Mr. J. H. Scott came down from
Greensboro Saturday and remained
over until Monday, being accompanied
by his wife, who went to Greensboro
several days ago. n .
The tie and lumber loading and
shipping started up again this weelj,
after a few days of hold up, on ac
count of bad pieces under construct
ion on the railroad, while the train
kept running with the exception of
one day, on account of a defect to
the engine. i
Rev. J. C. Kidd filled the pulpit at
the Baptist church Sux.day, preaching .
an interesting sermon. Mr. Kidd will ;
continue as pastor of the church foi
The Baptist church has invited the
Sandy Creek Sunday School Associa
tion to hold their annual Convention
here, which is scheduled to begin on
Friday night before the fifth Sunday
in April, continuing through Sunday.
The Baptist Association met at this
church in 1921 and had the largest
attendance within fifty years. An in- i
teresting program is being prepared
for the Sunday School Association,'
and a large crowd is expected to be
present. The program will be printed i
in The Record and The Herald at a
Ten car loads of Fords have been
sold here within the past twelve
DOINGS AROUND BYNUM.
Bynum, Feb. 12.—Rev. R. H. Wil
lis, presiding elder of Fayetteville
district, will hold first quarterly con
ference at Bynum Saturday and Sun
day. Mr. Willis will preach in the
Methodist church in Bynum on Sunday
Misses Pearl and Sadie Johnson
spent the week-end with relatives in
Mr. Warren Atwater, of Durham,
spent Saturday night in Bynum.
Miss Pearl Johnson delightfully en
tertained a number of friends at her
home Wednesday night.
School was suspended for several
days last week on account of the in
Mrs. Edna J. Braxton is visiting
her husband who is principal of By
Mrs. Frank Canada, of Chapel
Hill, is visiting her son, D. M. Can
ada and family near here. '
Miss Mildred Suitt spent last week
with relatives near Moncurfe.
Miss Nell Sturdivant who has been
in Lakeland, Fla., since November,
says she likes Lakeland alright, but
will be glad to see Bynum and her
home folks again.
// / Cures Malarie, Chills
|l|)liand Fever, Dengue or
vvv Bilious Fever.
EXPERT SHOE REPAIRING.
Have your Shoes repaired right. I
am now prepared with the latest and
most modern machinery, to do your
work with neatness and dispatch, and
cheaper than you can have it done
Send your work to me. Shoes sent
by parcel post given prompt attention
and returned promptly. I guarantee
my work to be alright.
Prices: Halfsoles, men’s shoes, sl.;
sewed $1.15; Ladies 75c. and sl. Chil
dren from 50c. to 75c. Rubber heels
forty and fifty cents. I use the best
material money will buy.
ROBERT A. HEARN E,
BYNUM, N. C.
The official returns of the Special
Election held in Pittsboro School Dis
trict, Center township .Number Six,
on February 10, 1923, on the question
of issuing not exceeding $50,000.00
of serial bonds of the said School Dis
trict, and levying a sufficient annu
al tax to pay the same, show the fol-.
lowing as the result of the said elec
Numbzer of voters registered 167.
Number of votes cast for bond is
sue 135. ,
Number of votes cast against bond
returns have been officially
and duly certified to the Board of
County Commissioners of Chatham
i couiity; and the said Board of Coun
!ty Commissioners has judicially de
termined that the'voters of tAe said
School District have duly authorized
the issuance of the said bonds at the
said Election by / a majority of 103
This the 12th day of February, 1923.
E. E. WILSON, Chairman,
Attest Board Co. Commissioners.
C. C. POE, Clerk
Board Co. Commissioners.
NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATRIX.
The undersigned having qualified as
administratrix of the estate of E. H. 1
! Cook, deceased, late of Chatham
North Carolina, this is to
notify all persons having claims
against the said estate to present
them, duly verified, to the undevs-cu
ed, on or before the 12th day of Feb
rVar j’ or this notice will be
plead m bar of their recover'/. All
, Pf r?ons owing the said estate will
please come forward' and make im
. payment to the undersigned.
. mis the 12th dav of Feb. 1923
\V. p MAUDE COOK, I
Attorney. v Mch-22-R-p
j Sen." n f I ‘t
the winds, hui when *v. aiiinu
some flowery coast their win.us move
mildly and their rage is lo<t.—Dry
i 6 0 6 '■
is a Prescription for Colds,
Fever and LaGrippe. It's the
most speedy remedy we know,
. * *•
I * RICHARD F. GIERSCH, JR. *
* Sanford, N. C. *
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* Construction. Reports. *
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DR. J. D. GREGG,
1 Dentibt. Siler City. N. C.
Ottice over Siler Drug iStore.
Hours 8 a. m., to 5 p. m. ,
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——Mill m mi in m —i'i ———a—»
I The Durant Sport Touring Sedan
Is all that its name implies, for it is an ideal car in which to I
travel long distances in comfort and ease. Phone us for ade- f
monstration. Terms if desired. |
* We also sell the STAR, a car that is rapidly attracting attention. |
I Let us make your tires new by vulcanizing them. Our shop is the best 1
equipped place in Chatham county where you can have this done. |
Brake Motor and Machine Works, Bonlee, N. C. j
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1 Williams-Belk Company 1
NEW WOOL CANTON CREPE
&K An ideal Spring Cloth and a Fashion Lead-
KJ er,' here in a beautiful light weight qual-
H' ity, in the following colors: Black, Navy,
jju| Copen, Rust, Carmel, Gray Dark Brown.
H Forty-two inches wide, Priced—
s2.2s per yard.
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|| WOVEN NEW SHIRTINGS.
Madras, in short lengths, in a large as
sortment of desirable patterns; 50c. value,
|W priced here for— -•-.?
M 39c, per yard.
H Thirty-six inch Silk Striped Madras, 75c.
M value, here for—
Kj 48c. per yard.
| Ladies’ Spring Apparel, New Suits, Coats, I
!! Wraps, Dresses of Silk and Wool |
ARE ALL ON DISPLAY AND SALE AT OUR JJSUAL POPULAR PRICES
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OUR BUYERS ARE NOW IN THE EASTERN MARKETS AND NEW AND ATTRACT- f!
IVE MERCHANDISE WILL BE ARRIVING DAILY. VISIT OUR STORE. ||
OUR MILLINERY DEPARTMENT IS SHOWING THE NEW THINGS IN LADIES’ |j
AND MISSES’ HATS FOR EARLY 1 SPRING. POPULAR PRICES PREVAIL HERE. <|
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Ehrie Farrell, of the University of
North Carolina, spent the week-end
in Pittsboro. „ J
From that old habit of taking just the first thing you
see when you are in need.
We handle Goodrich and Silver Cord Tires!
* Poultry Netting of all Descriptions.
Select line of Chinaware.
, Harness and Buggies, made by Tyson and Jones.
Almost anything you need in the way of first Class
Hardware. Come to see us and let us show you.
1 ——Highest Cash Price Paid for Country Produce.
The Chatham Hardware Co.,
Pittsboro, N. C.
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SHEPHERD CHECKS, 98c. if
Full 36-inch, half wool Shepherd Checks, ||o
a popular and proven cloth we have been I®
featuring for season after season, priced j||
98 cents yard. Iw!
PERCALE BARGAIN. "T M
r Short length Percales, of best quality, p!
in shirting patterns; about 29c. value, for m
19c. per yard. $
TOWEL SPECIAL. |j
Fifty dozen large size Turkish Towels, IK |
with a heavy soft knap; 39c. value, .here %
,J° r 29c. each M
RATINES, 48c. J*
Full 36-inch, good quality, domestic gat- !fj|
me, in both white and colors; priced— £8
48c. per yard. ||yj
■ 7 K ~
: Cotton is selling around 27 cents
[ in Pittsboro. Not much is being put
on the kiarket.