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ADVERTISES NORTH CAROLINA.
New York BmOi Apwectoto. the In
dnstries of Tar Heel Sttt«.
Keem observers have commented
frequently upon the fact of the pn<lt
of the average American citwen in his
own state and his own city.
Some have gone so far as to carrj
it to the point of sectionalism that
hinders development of the country
as a whole. M . .
Certainly many of us are so inter
ested in the place where we live ano
work that we are in daa«r of for
getting that there is anythin* at all
beyond its limits.
It has been said, and perhaps with
rood reason, that this is more true ox
people of New York than men in nay
other section. « vr y,
The Bank of Manhattan, New York,
established in 1799, eridently Wliews
that the more New Yorkers know and
appreciate what is gomgenin other
parts of the country, the better it will
be for all of us. • . ..
The above named banking mstitu
tion has been running « s*™* «■“-
vertisements in the leading New York
papers for some time with this idea
Si mind, and the following ex tract
from one of the ads boars out the
‘‘Great Weaver of the South
“From the looms of North Carolina
comes the largest quantity of cotton
goods made in the So&th today, the
State ranking second in the Nation.
Besides this $300,000,000 product, oth
er industries bearing an annual wealth
of around $600,000,000. North Caro
lina ranks second in tobacco and 4tn j
in cotton grown. Her total annual crop
is over $500,000,000. !
“The services of North Carolina s
banks are indispensable to the suc
cess of her great industries. Ia the
national and international aspect of
this financing, the Bank of Manhattan
Company has time after time provided
the necessary facilities. .
“Long before American business
had assumed its present day propor
tions and complexity, the Bank of
Manhattan Company was providing
its customers with a type of commer
cial banking remarkable for its broad
insight into world trade.
“Today when men are coming to de
mand a far-reaching grasp on all
forms of business endeavor, this bank
supplies an even more distinctive ser
vice in commercial banking.
“Distinctive not only for its back
ground of 124 years' experience but
also for the manner in which its fa
cilities are used for its customers
benefit. Your inquiry will receive
prompt and careful attention.
WATTS PAYS HUNDRED DOL
Raleigh Times, March 15.
Pleading not guilty of .prostitu
tion, but guilty of aiding and abet
ting in prostitution, A. D. Watts, for
mer tax commissioner of North .Caro
lina, Thursday ended the police case
against him by appearing for trial in
city court and was fined SIOO and
eosts by Judge W. C. Harris. The
State accepted his plea and prosecuted
only on the count which charged aid
ing and abetting.
Col. Watts took spectators and
court officials by surprise in appear
ing for trial. As late as Wednesday
Persecutor Beckwith anticipated an
other request for continuation because
he had information from Statesville
that the defendant was still unable
to make the trip here. It was not
brought out in court when Col. Watts
reached Raleigh, but- friends said he
arrived here early Wednesday night
through the country after having left
Statesville some time Tuesday.
It required but a few minutes to
dispose of the case. The defendant ap
peared in court with his counsel,
Charles U. Harris and W. B. Jones,
both of this city. He walked into court
briskly, took his seat inside the bar
and had nothing to say. Charles U.
Harris spoke for the defendant in
submitting the plea.
In praying judgment, Prosecutor
Beckwith stated to the court that he
wanted the judge to consider the case
just like the ordinary “run” of such
crimes and disposed of it accordingly.
COOL GLEN SCHOOL.
Sanford, N. C., Rt. 4, March 14.
Following is the honor roll of the
Cool Glen school fr the mnth f Febru
First grade—Carl Richardson.
Third grade—Margie Lee Tyson,
Sixth grade—Kriebel Tyson.
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—then apply over throat—
17 Million Jar* Used Yearly
Ask Your Soldier Boy How “Cooties”
Got Such a Hold.
He’ll tell you that the battlefronts
of Europe were swarming with rats,
which carried the dangerous vermin
and caused our men misery. Don’t
let rats bring disease into your*home.
When you see the first one get RAT
SNAP. That will finish them quick.
Three sizes, 35c, 65c, $1.25. Sold and
guaranteed by Siler City Drug Store,
The Harware Store, Siler City, and W
L. London &*Son, Pilkington Pharm
acy and The Chatham Hardware Co.,
Haring qualified as administratrix
of the estate of Mrs. Lucy Meadows,
deceased, late of Chatham County,
North Carolina, tiii.* 3 is f° notify .1
nelsons holding claims against said
to present them to the un
dersigned, au'v verified, on or bes
the 15th day of March, 19Z4, or i
notice will be plead in bared theirre
A. C. KAY, ‘ Administratrix;
Profit by reading the ads in this
A STRANGE LEGEND.
Letter Reputed, to Have- Divine Origin
Excites Superstitious Dread.
Some time ago we received the
communication that follows, with a
request to publish it. To gratify re
quest we are doing so, but we are
trank to say that we uo not have the
least confidence in the authorship ol
th letter. It is not practical that
Christ wrote such a letter and we
merely print it and leave it to the
conclusion of our readers.
“Following is a copy of a letter al
leged to have been written by Christ.
In the letter was an injunction that
it was to be published to the world
by whoever fpund it, and that mis
fortune would follow the person hay
ing possession of it and not giving it
“According to the history of the
letter it woe written by Christ just
after His crucifixion, signed by the
angel Gabriel, and, presumably depos
ited by him under a stone at the foot
of the cross. On this stone appeared
the words: “Blessed is he that shall
turn me over.” No one knew what
this inscription emant, or seemed to
have sufficient curiosity to investigate
until the stone was turned over by a
little child and the letter which fol
lows was discovered:
“Whosoever works on the Sabbath (
day shall be cursed. I command you
to go to church and keep holy the
Lord’s day without any manner of
work. You shall not idle or misspend *
your time in bedecking yourself in «
superfluities of costly apparel or vain
1 dressing, for I have ordered it a day
lof rest. You will not break my com- ,
1 mandments, but observe and keep i
them, they being written by my hand ,
and spoke by my mouth. You shall not ,
only go to church yourself, but also
your manservant. Observe my words |
and learn my commandments. jj
i “You shall finish your work every ,
Saturday afternoon at six o’clock in ,
the afternoon, at which hour the pre- ,
paration for the Sabbath begins. I ad
vise you to fast five days in the year,
beginning on Good Friday and con
tinuing the five days following in re
i membrance of the five bloody wounds (
I received for you and mankind.
You shall love one another and
cause them that are not baptized to <
come to church and receive the Holy
Sacrament, that is to say baptism, *
and then the supper of the Lord, and
be made a member thereof, and in so
doing I will give you long life and
many blessings. Your land shall be
replenished and bring forth abundance
and I will comfort you in greatest
temptations, and truly he that doeth
to the contrary shall be cursed.
“I will also send hardness of the
heart to them and especially on hard
ened and unpenitent unbelievers. He
that hath given to the poor shall find
it profitable. Remember to keep the .
Sabbath day, for the seventh day 1
have taken as a resting day to myself.
“And he that hath a copy of this
letter, written by my own hand and
spoken by my own mouth, and
keepeth it without publishing it to
others, shall not prosper, but he that
publisheth it to others shall be bless
ed by me and if their sins be as many
as stars by night, and if they truly
believe, they shall be pardoned, and
they that believe not this writing and
my commandments will have my pla- 1
gues upon you, and you will be con
sumed with your children, goods and
cattle, and all other worldly enjoy- 1
ments that I have given you. Do but j
once think of what I have suffered for <
you, if you do it will be well for you i
in this world and in the world which :
is to come. <
“Whosoever shall have a copy of i
this letter and keep it in their house, 1
nothing shall hurt them, neither pes- <
tilence, thunder nor lightning, and if
any woman be in birth and put her
trust in me she shall be delivered of '
her child. You shall hear no more
news of me except through the Holy
Scriptures until the day of judgment. <
All goodness and prosperity shall be
in the house where a copy of this let
ter shall be found. Finished.”
The story goes that the little child <
who found the letter passed it to one 1
who became a convert to the Christian i
faith. He failed to have the letter pub
lished. He kept it, however, as a sac- 1
red momento of Christ and passed it ]
down to different generations of his
family for more than a thousand
years. During this period the family 1
suffered repeated migrat- «
ed to different countries, and, finatlly <
one of them came to America, bring
ing the letter with him. He settled in 1
Virginia, then moved farther south,
still followed by misfortunes. When
finally the last member of the family,
a daughter, approached her death bed
he called a enighbor, Mrs. Thompson, '
j giving her the letter and relating its
history for more than one thousand
years. The Thompson woman began
the attempt to have it published and 1
it first appeared in the Rome, Georgia
Tribune, on October 31, 1891? It then
appeared in the Dalton, Georgia, Citi
zen, and Mrs. Wortman, living in Ma
rion, Ind., clipped it and kept it in
her possession for many years with
out a neffort to have it published. She
was followed by misfortune which she
attributed to her neglect to have the
1 letter published. Others have, as we
■ understand, possessed copies, with
out having made any effort to have
: the letter published and have had
‘ many misfortunes to happen to them,
\ which they have believed to be the re
sult of their failure to do so.
This letter has been in the posses
s sion of our family now for a few
years and none of us has made an
effort to have it published. Misfor
tunes of various kinds have followed
: one another, and I now send it to my
local paper in order that I may put
’ the matter to the test,
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1 DR. J. D. GREGG,
Dentist. Siler City, N. C.
• Office over Siler Drug Store.
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* SILER CITY ,N. C. *
* Located in basement of Drug Store *
* Opposite the Postoffice.
DR. J. B. MILLIKEN
Office over the Siler City Drug Stove.
From 8 to 12 and From 1 to 5.
Other hours by engagement.
SILER CITY, N. C.
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HENRY J. STONE,
Wesley Cheek Stand Main
Siler City, North Carolina.
C. P. ALSTON & BOTHERST
Brick Laying, Cement Work, and
SILER CITY, N. C.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
Having qualified as Executrix of
the last will and testament of J.
Frank Jones, deceased, late of Chat
ham county, North Carolina, this is
to notify all persons having claims
against the estate of said deceased to
exhibit them to the undersigned, at
Siler City, North Carolina, on or be
fore the 22nd day of February, 1924,
or this notice will be plead in bar of
their recovery. All persons indebted
to said estate will please make imme
This 22nd day of Feb. 1923.
ALMA LAMBERT, Executrix,
R.F.PASCHAL, J.Frank Jones estate
Attorney. Mch 29-H-c
COMMISSIONERS SALE OF REAL
Under and by virtue of the power
of sale by order of the Superior
Court of Chatham County, made in a
special proceedings entitled, Mrs.
Frances Patterson et als., vs. T. H.
Clark et als, the undersigned com
missioner will, on Saturday, April 7th,
1923, at 12 o’clock, M. in front of the
Host Office door in the town of Siler
City, N. C., offer for sale to the high
est bidder for cash that certain tract
or parcel of land lying and being in*
Hickory Mt. Township, Chatham
County, N. C., known as the late J.
B. Clark home place on the waters of
Atndrums Creek and more particU
arly described and defined as follows:
Lot No. 1: Beginning at an ash on
uhe creek, Harris old comer; thence
west, his line, 104 poles to a stake,
his other comer; thence south his oth
er line 40 poles to a stake, his other
comer, Alstons line; thence west, Al
ston’s line 78 poles to a willow on a
branch; thence up the same to a post
oak, Harris corner; thence with Har
ris line north 50 degrees east 90 poles
to an ash on the creek; thence down
the same as it meanders to the be
ginning, containing 100 acres more or
Lot No. 2: Bounded on the north by
Clark’s lands; on the east by J. B.
Harris’ lands; on the south by lands
formerly belonging to Mrs. Gid. Als
ton, and on the west by J. B. Clark
lands, containing seven acres, more or
Lot No. 3. Beginning at a stone
near the ford of the creek, running
thence north 15 degrees west 80 rods
to a stone R. J. Clark’s comer; thence
south 60 degrees west 80 jeods to a
stone R. J. Clark’s comer; thence
down and with the various courses of
the creek to the beginning, contain
ing nine acres, more or less.
A second lot in town of Siler City,
Matthews township, Chatham County,
N. C., and more particularly describ
ed and defined as follows:
Beginning at a White Oak, Mrs. W.
C. Patterson’s comer, thence east
with Mrs. W. C. Patterson’s line and
Mrs. Cattie Jordan’s line 9 poles to a
stone; thence north 3 poles and 1 link
to a stone; thence west 9 poles to a
stone; thence south 3 poles and 1 Jink
to the beginning, containing one-sixth
of an acre, more or less.
This the 6th day of March, 1923.
R. F. PASCHAL,
Apr. 8. H. C. Commissioner.
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NOTICE OF SALE OF LAND.
North Carolina, Chatham county: ,
_ Under and by virtue of the order
of the superior court in a .special !
proceeding therein pending entitled, ,
Sallie Marsh, administratrix of Wes
ley Marsh, deceased, vs. John W. I
Marsh and others, I will on ,
Saturday, the 31st day of March, 1923
offer for sale at the court house door '
in Pittsboro, North Carolina, at 12 o’- ,
clock noon, to the highest bidder for
cash, at public auction, the following 1
described tract of land, to-wit: ,
Bounded on the north by tjie lands
of L. A. Brooks, and on the old stage
road; on the east by the lands of
Walker Blair and others; on the south
by the lands of Ben Headen and oth
ers; on the west by the R. D. Brooks
place, the lands of Bosen Burke and
Emeline Watson and others, it being 1
a tract for which three deeds were i
given, one from Elias for'2l acres,
more or less, one from Judd Chavis
for about 14 acres, more or less, and
one from B. E. Webster for 20 acres
or more, all to Wesley M. Marsh
which constituted the tract hereinbe
fore conveyed and the same upon
which the said Wesley M. Marsh re
sides, containing 57 acres, more or
This the 28th day of February, 1923
W. P. HORTON,
NOTICE OF SALE OF VALUABLE
Under and by virtue of the power
conferred by an order of the super
ior court of Chatham county made
and entered in the Special Proceeding
therein pending, entitled “Willis A.-
Burns, administrator of John B.
Burns, deceased, vs. Nora Bums, wid
ovv and others,” the undersigned Com
missioner will on
Saturday, March 24th, 1923,
at 12 o’clock noon,
at the court house door of Chatham
county, in Pittsboro, North Carolina,
sell at public auction to the highest
bidder for CASH the following de
scribed tract of land located in Haw
River township, Chatham county,
North Carolina, which is bounded as
Bounded on the north by the lands
of Walker Thomas and John De
sern; on the east by the lands of Nan
cy Thomas, Billy Marks, J. N. Holt
and Walker Thomas; on the south by
the Gorgas lands; and on the west by,
the lands of Charlie Clifton; contain
ing 110 acres, more or less; and be
ing the land on which John B. Burns
resided at the time of his death; sav
ing and excepting from the same,
however, that portion of the said land
alloted to Nora Bums, widow, as her
dower, and that portion allotted to
the heirs at law of John B. Bums as
a homestead during the minority of
This the 23rd dav of February, 1923
D 4 NT FT, J,. BELL, Commissioner.
March 22-4-c.R. 1
NOTICE OF RESALE OF LAND
Under and by virtue of the power
of sale conferred upon the under
signed by decree of the superior court
of Chatham county, in an action there
in pending, entitled “M.M.Fox, admin
istrator vs. Sallie Headen and others,
the undersigned commissioner will on
Saturday, the 17th day of March,
1923, at 2 o’clock p. m.,
in front of the postoffice in Siler City,
offer for resale to the highest bidder,
for cash, the following described lot
or parcel of land lying and being
within the corporate limits of the
town of Siler City, and being more
fully described and defined as follows:
Beginning at the northwest corner
of lot number eleven on the east side
of main street and running about
north with said street forty feet to
a stake, thence nearly east seventy
five feet to a stake, thence nearly
south forty feet to a line of lot num
; ber eleven, thence nearly west with
i line of lot number eleven, seventy-five
i feet to the beginning, and being the
: southwest part of lot number ten of
l the plat of the town of Siler City,
: North Carolina. Same being the prop
l erty known as the old “Grit Office.”
This the Bth day of March, 1923.
Siler & Barber, Commissioner.
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