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INDEPENDENT IN POLITICS.
Established in 1878 by H. A. London.
Enteted at Pittsboro, N.C., as Seco.id
Cla„s mail matter by of Congress.
One Year, $1.50_.
Six Months, *75
Colin G. Shaw, Owner and Editor.
Char A. Brown, Associate Editor.
Advertising: 25c. 30c. and 35c. net.
“ THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1923.
NEED TO BE PROtD OF THEM.
We need to be proud of the farm
ers of Chatham county. Did yoti ever
stop to think that we have in Chat
ham the most dependable, honest,' all
round good farmers that can be found
in North Carolina? They may not be
any better than in some sections but
they are as good as the best and bet
ter than the rest.
The editor of this paper has been
over the county pretty well since mov
ing in a couple of years ago, and he
has met many hundreds of the farm
ers; he has dined with them, convers
ed with them, had business dealings
with them and we find them to be of
the best type of citizenship that can
be found anywhere.
Both land owners and tenants as
well, are good producers, too. If you
don’t believe it, just get out and take
a meals victuals with them; look into
their smoke houses and graneries,
their cattle pastures and pig pens;
you can see in every nook and corner
signs of good living, produced by
muscle and brawn, and they are good,
whole-souled people at that.
The rural populace of Chatham
is also of the free-thaught and acting
class of citizenship. They reach con
clusions after due deliberation and
consideration; they are not followers
but leaders and act wisely and with a
determination that would do credit to
any profession or calling.
Our hats are off to the residents of
the rural sections of North Carolina,
and we are glad to live in a county
where the country folk are of such
good people. May they live long and
THEY SAY IT IS THE BEST YET.
Since we changed the paper from
a four page to an eight page, we.
have had numerous letters, as well
as callers to-compliment us on the
great improvement in the paper, and
all with one accord say the paper is
better than. ever • before.
We are trying to print a good pa
per and if hard work and untiring
effort will produce it, we hope to make
it even better than it is at present.
Several of our subscribers have told
us that the paper has many advan
tages in an eight page size. Some
say it prevents the children from hay
ing a row when it reaches the mail;
box, because now they can divide it
up and each read a section and swap
when they are through, thus allowing
the whole family to read it simulta
neously, others like the various de
partments we are printing, but most
of them brag on what good corres
pondents we have and say that they
are delighted that they can now get
the news from the entire county.
We realize that a family paper, as
we are printing has a large influence
upon people; they believe in it —they
read it and re-read it, and its contents
are accepted as law and gospel. For
this reason we shall always make an
effort to publish facts alone, and re
gardless of any criticism by anyone,
we hope to be in position to keep our
subscribers informed as to the public
affairs of the county in which they
should be interested.
Our list is growing every week,
%nd it conies from the rural sections
of the county, signifying that the
folks want to be informed. We appre
ciate the patronage sufficiently- to do
“Pull Forward” is a good motto for
any town. “Pull Backward” seems to
be one of the things of the past.
A big cotton mill for Siler City, an
other for Pittsboro, as well as half
dozen other manufacturing plants in
both towns, with the branch railroad
at Pittsboro extended to Burlington, is
the program for the next fifteen
Th Legislautre of 1923 will be a
thing of history within the next ten
days. It does look foolish for a set
of men to meet together for forty
days to make laws, kill time "for half
the session, and then, rush things to
the end of the time. Well, at that,
some advisable legislation has been
A member of the North Carolina
legislature does not make any money
by going to Raleigh. If he is accom
panied to the capitel by his wife, and
they stop at a first class hotel, it will
cost him at least SS.OO per day, while
he drawls only $4.00. They may get a
little honor out of it, but blame little
OUR NEW ROAD.
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Apex Journal, Feb. 15.
A crew of men under Mr. T. M.
Jordan will todoy break ground near
Merry Ooks on the new road that will
ultimately connect us on the south
with Sanford and on the north with
the state capital. The contract is to
* be let in a few weeks for the road
from Cary to Apex which should be
hard surface. ,
This work has long been delayed
and our people will greet the news ot
a start wth a feeling of gratitude.
We are anxous to see the time when
Frardc Page, chairman of the Highway
C- mission, and who has done sue.
a splendid work, during the past tw
K yea will have a hard surface
from his office in Raleigh to his cm
home in Aberdeen.
LGw.v L a lOUR LABEL
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In our day with the world getting
oeiter, why is it so common to hear
profane language ? We hear it most
everywhere—in the streets,* in tlm
iiomes, on the school trucks and a:
school* By the time a child is old
enough to go to school, or a large
majority of them, they can use the
most profane language and some wif
slip out and smoke the deadly cig
Now, only a few years ago, dowi
home, in the little country school wc
attended, it was considered a crime to
take the name of God in vain. In facl
I don’t remember it having occurred
but one time, and then our teacher
Mr. George H. Brooks, now at Pitts
boro, an impressive lec
ture, it made us all have greater rev
erence for the name of God.
Is it any wonder that we love the
dear old country school. And we are
glad that the particular school re
ferred to has been moved to the high
way, enlarged and more teachers em
ployed, with a .longer term in the
pure sunshiney country, instead ol
trucking the little ones to town.
May God keep them pure and pro
While our opportunities are greater
than they once were, I think the re
sponsibility is greater also, especially
those of us who are trying to train
our children —God’s children for a
life of service.
We believ»-if we parents would go
in earlier Saturday nights from the
shops, stores and'employment, get up
earlier on Sunday morning and accom
pany our little ones to Sunday school
and be careful of the language we
use before them, we could command
a pure speech from them at home
and abroad. I don’t believe our teach
ers would be troubled so much with
profane language. Anyway, I be
lieve it to be the duty of every Chris
tian to do something against this
BUSY MOTHER. ,
Riggsbee, N. C., Feb. 19, 1923.
WHAT IS DOING AT, MONCURE.
Moncure, Feb. 19.—We noticed in
the daily papers sometime ago that
over $30,000 was going to be ex
pended by the state on the seven and
some fraction of miles of the, state
highway lying ip Chatham county
between Sanford and Raleigh. The
outfit for doing the construction has
already arrived at Moncure. They oc
cupy the old school building vacated
by the Phoenix Utility Co. They al
so have a good many tents dotted
about in the woods. The yard is sur
rounded by scores of wagons, carts,
trucks and other road-working uten
sils. We understand that they are to
build a two-way concrete bridge over
both Haw and Deep rivers. We are
also informed that the new road wj! 1
come within less than 100 feet of the
new school building. We feel that this
is entirely too -near, and that the
present distance of three or four hun
dred feet is much better.
Mr. J. L. Womble, who has made
us a higly and acceptable postmaster
at Moncure, has resigned his position
on account of other business interests.
We wish again to call the attention
of the public to the entertainment
which will be given at Moncure
school auditorium next Friday ev
enng at 7:15-' o’clock, Feb. 23.
HAPPENINGS AROUND MT. ZION.
Moncure, Rt. 2, Feb. 19.—Mr. G.
L. Bynum and family have moved
into their own home just across the
railroad from Mrs. Bynum’s old home.
We are indeed glad to hav these good
people in the community.
We are very sorry for Mr. and
Mrs. Gaston Johnson and family to
move from our neighborhood, but glad
they have not gone so far away.
They were good neighbors and they
are very much missed in the commu
nity and especially at Mt. Zion
church. We hope that they will con
tinue to visit us.
We are very glad to report Mrs. J.
C. Harmon much improved after a
continued illness, and hope for her
Miss Ola Harmon, who has been
teaching in the Gum Springs school,
ha sheen home caring for her sick
mother since her illness. She will
not return to her- school until her
mother has more fully recovered.
Miss Janie Clegg will complete the
school term begun by Miss Harmon.
Mrs. Jim Lasater, who has been on
the sick list, is improving rapidly.
Mr. Frank Petty and family have
moved into their new home on the
Mr. Turner Petty is making rapid
progress toward the erection of his
At The Gem Theater This Week.
Do you like ten reel pictures for
their quality and hate them for their
tiresome length ? Then you’ll like
“The Long Chance” in which Uni-,
versal has put ten reels of quality
and the biggest cast of the day in
five reels of gripping drama, which
will be shown at The Gem Theater in
Siler City Friday and Saturday nights
of this week.
Send in the names of your visitors.
We want all the local news we car
get and the only way for us to find
it out is l or -o, to tell ua
// / Cures Malarie, Chills
■lftfl and 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
j oy parceh post given prompt attention
a a returned promptly. I guarantee
my work to be alright. •
! . 5 r ’j e «7 men’s shoes, sl.;
> j sew ;d v l.lo; Ladies 75c. and sl. Chi!
! ° 50c. to 75c. Rfibhe- b
\ <’ ~”d fifty rents. I use the best
material money will buy.
—-:UM, N. C. '
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o—o —o —o —o o—o —o —o —c
Short lives make merry u idertak
It was never intended that wedlock
,huuld be bolted.
It is alright to pay as you go but
don’t go bioke, be ter not go.
It’s not safe u> nuury to “get even”
—better to marry lor wealth.
A man may miss the mark occasion
ally and then be a good shot.
It is,possible for iault-fmding wo
men to step on their own corns.
A spider can nrnke a fly catch and
then not be foolish over baseball.
If others do not trust you, it is per
haps because you do not trust your
Good* thing kisses are not as poison
ous as they are painted—the under
takers would be compelled to work
• As soon as she lirds out just what
her husband is in favor of, a woman
decides what she is opposed to.
STILL THEY GET THE STIILS.
Last Thursday afternoon J. B. At
water, a magistrate of Williams town
ship, accompanied by deputy sheriff
A. T. §cott and F. L. Chambers, of
the same locality, went out in the
neighborhood, just near the county
line and captured two copper stills,
one a brand new one which was ready
for its maiden stilling, the capacity
of which was 85 gallons. The other
still, an older one, held about 65 gal
The two were in half a mile of each
other and both were being worked by
negroes who made their escape. A
quantity of meal, sugar and other in
gredients for stilling were captured.
Jailer W. H. Taylor now has posses
sion of the trophies.
R. MAX GREEN MARRIED.
A wedding of interest to the many i
readers of this • paper, occurred in
Siler City Monday night, Feb. 12,
when R. Max Green and Miss Pauline
Curtis were quietly married by H.
L. „ Stone, justice of the peace, at his
home north of town.
Mr. Green is one of the proprietors
of the Feedwell Case, in Siler City,
and his bride is the popular daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Curtis. Both;
have many friends and are very pop-!
ular. . m .
Mr. and Mrs. Green left immediate
ly for an extended trip to Florida.
PITTSBORO’S NEED SUPPLIED.
The Chatham Harware Company, at
Pittsboro, has filled a long needed
necessity. They have purchased ■ a
hearse and have opened Up a burial
undertaking establishment in Pitts
boro and are now ready for business.
This firm has a select assortment of
caskets, coffins, burial robes and other
necessities that go to make up o first
class undertaking parlor,
r A funeral director will personally
supervise all burial engagements.
LACY CLARK MARRIED SUNDAY.
At the home of ’Squire John R.
Blair, in Pittsboro last Sunday, Lacy
Clark and Miss Martha Jones were
married. Miss Jones is the daughter
of Austin Jones. Both the young peo
ple hail from Bynum.
It was a cold, windy day, but Mr.
Blair tied the knot which made the
young couple happy.
REASON FOR BLINDNESS
A Scotsman and a Jew called on u
famous eye specialist. They entered
the consulting room together.
“What can I do for you?” Inquired
. “We’re; going blind,” replied the
Scotsman, “an we thocht v ye might be
able to help tis wi’ yer skill.”
“Going blind I” said the specialist*
“How do you account ftr that?”
“Veil,” responded the Jew, “this
gentleman is my partner, and we’ve
been vatching von another 1” —London
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What's a Homo Nowaday*? j
“We want to buy a bungalow.”
“Yes, sir. I’ll take you and the lady
out to see one.”
“Oh, anything you happen to have
on band will do.”
“It isn’t as if we were buying a car,
In a Different Sense.
“I flatter myself you will like this
article,” said the would-be contributor.
“That’s a fact,” returned the editor,
glancing over the first few lines.
“You do like it, then?”
“No, I mean it’s a fact that you
Gibson —Why don’t you take your
wife to a girl and music show?
Crabson—l don’t dare. If Ido and
show much Interest she will suspect
me and if I assume a “fed up” ex
pression she will think I attend regu
larly ahd divorce me.
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The Manx pnrlinmeni eia ins 16 hf
the oldest in the world, lading been
founded In 938 r>> « certain King
Orry. It levies its own tuxes, makes
Its own laws: and until recently coined
Its own money.
J. W. Vorftble, Moncure Rt. 2, tells
us that he killed two pigs last Thurs
day tha tweighed 9 oi pounds?
I WANTS i
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GEORGE BRAND FERTILIZER now
in jLiign gxacie for Duds.
C. L. grower & 10. H-ti-c
REEFES MORE EGG Tonic for sale
at 40 cents a box at Richardson
Brothers and Fox & Co., in Siler City.
Ualy a limited, quantity at this price.
Call early. B-ti'-e
WANTED SAW MILL Men with out
fits complete to cut timber locations
,in Moore and Chatham counties.
! Wire or write Colon G. Spencer, <l3#-
1 thage, N. C. K-ts-c.
| WANTED MAN WITH insurance ex
perience to accept general agency
i for_pld_ line Company, in. Chatham
1 countyTSplendid opportunity for right
party. Address Winslow Realty &
insurance Co., Asheboro, N. C. * H-2-c
i FROSTPROOF Vegetable Plants for
immediate shipment, extra fine
stocky plants, Early Jersey Charles
ton Wakefield, Succession, Flat Dutch
cabbage, Big Boston, Iceberg Lettuce
Bermuda Onion plants, Early Beets,
White Plume Celery. All frost proof.
Prepaid mail, 20060 c.; 400 $100;
1000 $2.00. By express, 2000 $2.50;
5000 $5.00; 11,000 $lO. Parker Farms,
Atlanta, Ga. B-4t-ex
SEE DR MANN AT DR FARRELL’S
office next Tuesday if your eyes give
OVERLAND SIX AUTO for sale for
i cash or terms, good as new. J. T.
i Bland, Pttsboro. ts-c
HEADACHE CAUSED BY EYE
strain. See Dr. Mann at Dr. Farrell’s
| office next Tuesday if you have head
j ache signs and have your eyes thor
oughly examined. He will tell you
frankly whether or not your headache
is caused by eyestrain.
jDurart Touring Models
! Everything that you would expect torirtd on much high-:
I er-priced cars —all that you want in a Touring Car. , •j:
I Sport Touring, $ 990 v Regular Touring, $ 8901
I Touring Sedan,sl46s Regular Sedan, $1365f
I Coupe, $1365 Roadster, $ 8901
| F. 0.8. Lansing, Mich. I
I —————JUST A GOOD CAR— ——
l Bonlee Motor and Macbine Works, Bonlee, N. C.|
S Men's Sport Suits, $22.501
t3O of these unusual Young Men’s Sport 1
that we* bought in the market last week. j§
i will be no more at this Special Price. I
i tailored, in small checks', with four Patch J
:ts and belted back with plaits. dJ9? CA ii
34 to 42. $27.50 values at - --—yw&.Jv |
!® New Shipment of Silk Four-in-Hands. |
Priced 50 Cents and SI.OO . |
Williams-Belk Company t
f;; x SANFORD,
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WEAK EYES OF CHILDREN should
secure expert attention. See Dr.
Mann at Pittsboro next Tuesday if
your child’s eyes are weak.
STRAIGHT SALARY $35.00 per week
and expenses to man or wofna.i with
rig to introduce Poultry Mixture. Eu
reka Mfg Co., East St. Louis, 111. lt.p
CABBAGE PLANTS and Bermuda
onion plants all varieties SI.OO per I
1 000. Prompt shipment. Dorris Plant
Co., Valdosta, Ga. Mhß-R-exc
FRESH MEATS —Beef, pork, fish and
oysters and everything in the mar
ket line. Have purchased the interest
in the market of Hubert FreMs a d
we will operate an up-to-date market
in stand adjacent to Dr. Chapin’s of
fice, Pittsboro. Vaughn & Farrell.
INCREASE YOUR WEALTH by pat
ronizing home industries. We are
equipped to do all your machine shop
repairs at the lowest cost. We spec
ialize on vulcanizing and our shop is
better equipped than any in Chatham
county for this work. Bonlee Motor
& Machine Works, Bonlee, N. C. bite
LOST STRAYED OR STOLEN a set
ter bird dog, white and red with red
spots on head and ears, about grown;
answers name Bob; reward of $lO
for return to E. L. Moore, Moncure,
Rt. 2. R-Mchß-c
COMMUNITY HATCHING—We want
to hatch your early chickens for
you. If you have eggs to sell from
heavy chickens; buff orpingtons, white
and black or Rocks or Reds, or mixed
, heavybreeds, we can pay you a little
| more than market price; write us.
' Wishborn Mammoth Hatchery, rear
Coca Cola plant, Campbell, & Pugh,
Siler City, N. C. 2t-l-pd
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BEST LINE OF EVERYTHING IN
Jewelry, cut glass and chinaware.
Large shipment just in. Our prices
are to your liking .See us now. Re
member our expert repair department.
Edwards Jewelry Store, Siler City, N.
C. Tod Edwards, Propr. BFeb.
WH&N YOU HAVE GLASSES fit
ted by Dr. Mann you have the sat
isfaction of knowing they are correct
Then, too, his prices are reasonable]
PRESSING AND CLEaN
ing—we are prepared to do y o j r
work promptly and satisfactorily." Lo
cated on north Hillsboro street, Pitts
boro. Give us a trial. Bun Bynum, btf
FLOWERS —For iiowers for every oc
casion, see or phone your orders to
Mrs. P .H. Elkins, Siler City, N. C.,
county agent for J. Van Lindley, Flo
rists. _ ts.
WANTED CEDAR LOGS—I have ad"
vanced the price on logs, and want
your logs ' to measure not less than
6 inches at small end, 8 foot long, de
livered at depot, in Pittsboro. B. W.
LAND POSTED NOTICES can be Hd
at this office when you need them.
MONEY TO LEND FARMERSPh
terest 5£ per cent. Chatham Realty
Co., Pittsboro, A. M. Riddle, Pres., V.
R. Johnson, Secretary, Oc 13 ts
WANTED—Men oi . women to take
orders lor genuine guaranteed w s
iery for men, women, and children.
Eliminates darning. $75.00 a week
full time, $1.50 art] hour spare time
Experience unnecessary. Internation
al Stocking Mills, Norristown, Pa.
Mch 30. 1923
-LUMBER OF ALL KINDS
ity. Florida kiln dried ceiling a d
flooring; we buy cross ties standing
in woods or delivered to road. W. F.
FARM FOR SALE—SO acres, Had
ley township, improved road and
near school. See J. M. Johnson, Pitts
boro, Rt. 2. Feb. 23p
FARM FOR SALE CHEAP—and on
easy terms, 2 h miles from Pittsboro.
E. R. Hinton. Janstfc
MEAL—home ground. Bring your
com to Nooe’s mill and have it
ground into meal, chicken feed or
hominy. Satisfaction assured. Nooe
Bros. » Jan stfc.