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>e Busy Reader.
0 civ niGR arrested in Hick
0u / week for drunkeness, five
ory i a s Mil been drinking denatured
oui of a bottle labeled poison.
r- tons of dynamite was used in
Hast near Statesville one day last
is on foot for the erec
. A “f a cotton mill on the Godwin
tlo,n 0 „ Hnds one mile west of Dunn,
J “ son the State highway leading to
' puke from Dunn.
_ r ee President Harding inter
fems'S., theexpemliture of the^e,-
? 00 fdement North Carolina will get
'"Ctn of money for various
a • ft nv.d surveys. An interesting
iv'tme of the work planned _ is the
ttvev of the French Broad river.
Xhe Supreme court of North Caro-
I . 1 mi be called on to pass upon
i lina ' ritutionalitv of the act of the
1 Assembly exempting
f'l fixation in foreign corporations
Md by citizens of North Carolina.
n,- ,T B Hunlev, pastor of the
Hanover Avenue Christian Church, of
rtuno'e- v jfi begin a series of
: Richmond, \a e g in g a » the Hi)lsboro
S chrirtian (Disciples) Church in
Raleigh on F.aster Monday.
The ground has been broken for
‘ L" administration building, to
I ® V *«T “Alamance Hall,” the
I f..r „f the group of buildings to be
| emcteli in the “Greater Elon” pro
gram, at Elon College.
Five thousand men in addition to
the regular garrison are expected at
Fort Bragg during the coming sum
mer, according to an official state
ment from the post.
\f r s Nannie G. Lee and her daugh
ter Mrs. Lena Cox, of Raleigh have
• ’ t received payment from the Umt
.l government on cotton seiz
e,l bv federal troops in Perry coun
ty, Alabama, during the Civil War.
George Jimison, colored, of Matt
hews 90 rears old, died last Friday.
He leaves' a widow who is 100 years
One of the most disasterous fires
in the history of Wadesboro destroy
ed the brickbuilding owned by Hardi
son Brothers Friday. The building and
its contents were a total loss. Twenty
automobiles were destroyed and the
garage operated by Huntley and Bak
Under the direction of their county
agent, C. E. Littlejohn, the farmers
around Scotland Neck are shipping
car loads of hogs to Richmond mar
kets. They are receiving 1 cent a
pound more for those ted as directed
by the county agent.
A Chamber of Commerce has been
organized in Graham with the fol
President,. Col. Don E. Scott; vice
president, Sam J. Johnson, secretary
and treasurer, W. L. Ward; with the
following board of directors, John M
Crawford, Allen R. Tate, W. M. Eu
less, Joseph H. Holt, J. E. King.
Mad dogs are on the rampage in
North Carolina and several children
have been bitten in addition _to may
dogs and valuable cattle. It is urged
that owners of dogs keep them con
COLLEGE CONTEST AWARD.
High Schools Again Prepare to Sub
mit Essays in Good Roads Com
Washington, D. C., March 26. —For
the fourth successive year, high school
students of the nation are to be giv
en opportunity to win the largest sin
gle educational award offered in the
United State, according to a state
ment by the highway education board
Uie award is the H. S. Firestone
Four Years University Scholarship,
providing not only tuition, but room,
board, books and special fees for the
student writing the best essay in the
annual good roads essay contest. The
assigned subject of the essays to be
written is “The Influence of Highway
transport Upon the Religious Life of
i . Announcement of the contest is be
lnK made to superintendents of
schools, high school principals, and
students as rapidly as possible, and
all available literature is being list
ed and tabulated for the information
the prospective contesatnts, The
board announces its willingness to an
s';er an y inquiry students and teach-
G1 f fl a *' es * re t° make, but it points
°l. that all that is necessary is com
pliance with the simple rules of the
contest, and the preparation of a 700
wor ( essay on the subject. Essays
‘ . u! P he submitted to the high school
Principal by May 1.
the contest, known to thousands of
throughout the United States
, i territorial possessions as the “an
m a £°°d roads essay contest,” is the
kin? competition of its
lnau tfurated in 1920, it has pro
si.., i ? college education for three
j dents, one boy and two girls, and
Uo, ma l R J enance from year to year is
£ l- re S\ by the donor of the scholar-
Ti’v? arvey Firestone, Akros, O.
as ii 1? - year the subject is regarded
friv V? if!ue .and unusual, bringing up
pH / ‘scussion the relation of improv
or +1 rans P°rtation to the moral tone
r. n] ? re hgious life of the community.
tbpi,. churchmen have expressed
e^o,.c. the discussion the
tin. s , ar f to bring about, while dis
aom-n^i 6 ? e^uca tors have given their
vearTii 10 t t h e “"test itself. In past
and n? :ne su bjects have been broader
Wealing ■? 1 eneral > the subject for 1922
|i on u, l^1 the improved transporta-
I* a gr ° Wth ° f the com munity
k£hpVini R T? v^TlGrs have been Miss
Jo 192 - Butterfield, Weiser, Ida-
Va- ™°l- in 1922
STRANGE CONDUCT OF SON.
Months and Months of Anxiety Caus
ed a Fond Parent.
Down in Anniston, Ala., in 1919, on
or about July, to be exact, there was
discharged from the military training
camp a boy who was reared in Chat
ham county. He was a second lieuten
ant and had a splendid record both
according to his training and deport
ment during his sojourn with the boys
of Uncle Sam.
After his discharge he was con
stantly expected at home by his old
father. The weeks passed, they ran
into months. The months passed and
have run into years. There came not
a word from the boy. His brothers
and father could not realize any cause
for the strange action at all. He had
always been a true, upright lad and
was honored by all those who knew
him. He had several brothers and a
father; his mother had died some
years before. He was devoted to lov
ed ones and his home.
In the early part of 1922 there came
a report to the heart-broken old fath
er that his son had met a tragic death
1 ! in the mad waters of a stream near
' I Norfolk, Va. Every effort was made to
ascertain the truth of the report, but
without avail. The statistical record
of Norfolk and the county was search
ed; the vital statistician in Richmond,
, I Va., was appealed to and after an ex
haustive search was made, no record
could be found of any such occurrence.
Then came the lapse of time —that
indefinite period when an anxious
. father could well afford to know that
,; an offspring was dead, instead of the
, painful suspense that stabbed him on
| j every side. The months rolled by but
no word came and the sorrow increas-
I ed. Hope against hope was mustered
| into force and the father often visited
the editor of this paper. We used our
every effort to help the good man lo
cate some information that would be
The boy never wrote home, he nev
er let his whereabouts become known
and the mystery deepened. It vould
not be appreciated that so good a
boy, so loyal and true, would so sud
denly drop out of sight and never let
his location be known. He had sought
employment with a mining company
when last heard from in Alabama and
here the trace of him ended.
The boyohod chums of the commun
ity in which he was reared did not
hear from him. The sweetheart he
had, has married and his associations
had become dull to those who loved
j him. The neighbors sorrowed with the
! mournful and every comfort known to
j human ingenuity was offered the fa
| ther and brothers, but this did nofsuf
A short while after March of this
year came into existence there came
to the father a faint clue as to the
location of his son. He had been heard
from indirectly. A trace of the track
led to the discovery of the State in
which he was located, then the coun
ty was found and later the name of
the little town was learned. He has
been found and the problem of it ?11
is that he is in the best of health, do
ing well and no cause can be assigned
for the strange conduct, but it will
be ferreted out before many moons
and perhaps there may be a revela
The story has an unlimited amount
of caution to the erstwhile and care
less. If the boy could only realize and
appreciate the agony of the father's
heart in the hour of his dilemma, not
knowing whether the lad were liv
ing or dead, he would surely have
taken an entirely different course.
Boys and girls should profit by the
experience of this young man and de
termine never to cause loved ones
such anguish of heart or panic fear
during their lives. It is useless, it is
cruel and life is altogether too short
to deny ourselves of the privileges
of paternal love and the sanction of
the blessings of home and those who
are dear to us at all times. Be cau
tious, be brave and be true.
Minter M. Bums is now living in
THE FARMER NEEDS—FROFITS.
Henry Ford’s newspaper doesn’t
like the way Congress has handled
the rural credits problem. It accuses
Congress of having done something
the leaders know will be worth noth
ing to the farmer, in order to molli
fy a rising spirit of protest and says
the farmer will meet the same delays
he has met before and obtain no re
lief, after all. Mr. Ford is very cer
tain that the farmer needs something.
But that something is not credit.
“The farmer does not want credit,”
he says. “Credit means debt. Debt has
been the farmer’s hell. What the far
mer needs is not debt-making, but
debt-paying legislation. Credit will do
the farmer no good until he has a
prospect of meeting his obligations as
they mature. The man who pays a
debt by renewal does not get ahead:
Ultimately he must pay,
“There is no need for a bureau of
credits to aid the man who has cred
it of his own. With banks in every
locality whose officials are acquainted
with the needs and responsibility of
the people, the matter of credit is
safe, if those banks are permitted to
function. But so long as these banks
themselves are subject to the whims
of a central monopoly, a free exer
cise of judgment on their part is im
In other words, what the farmer
really needs is not credit, but profits.
Given profits, credit will take care
FAMOUS LAST WORDS.
Oh, I’ll get across the track long
before the train gets here. My car
I’ve used kerosene to hurry up the
kitchen fire for nearly twenty years.
I’ll keep chopping till the tree be
gins to fall.
This is all foolishness about having
to use a staff to lead a bull. Why,
I’ve always used a rope.
I’ll stop here under this big tree
until the thunder-storm passes.
I don’t very often get in front of
the cutter-bar when the mower is in
gear, but this team is gentle.
I know it’s safer to untie the hame
string when riding a horse or mule,
ON SUBJECT OF RELIGION.
Olive Writes a Letter for Us From
Dear Editor:—As the Lord has pro
vided I will try to write a little on
the subject of religion which, I sup
pose, is the sweetest thing that ever
entered man’s heart and the only thing
that will take man to Heaven and yet
behold man is so rebelious against it
here in a country claiming to know
God’s will and doing it not, as we see
people professing to have religion but
by their actions they deny it. They
join the church, or think they do, but
in the sight of God they are far from
it, in reality they ahve to have reli
gion before they can be a Christian,
see Rev. 3:9: “Behold! I will make
them of the synagogue of Satan which
says they are Jews and are not but
do lie! Behold! I will make them to
come and worship before they fast
and to know that I have loved thee.”
In this we find what God will do for
those who have religion and against
those who say they have it and have
it not. Now they are like unto a pot
or water, that is, those who have it.
You may take a pot and fill it with
water to the brim and it will hold the
quantity until you put fire around it,
then it will get hot and boil over. Now
.so it is with a man who has religion.
His heart is full and at peace until
you begin to sing and pray around
him. Then his cup runs over and if
one half of our people who have join
ed the church had religion there would
be more love shown that there is, for
saints are as a light upon a hill that
cannot be hidden. There would not be
so many disobedient children as there
are now. Parents would hold them un
der their discipline and they would
live better lives themselves.
You may tell me of church members
but I have no confidence in them un
less they have been born of God.
There is no religion in them.
Dear reader, are you a Christian?
If you tell me you hope so I have no
confidence in your answer for that is
not according to the Bible and you
know it for the Bible tells us we shall
know it because we shall love our
brothers. Now how about that. Is it
simply because they are good folks?
No, but because we know that we are
numbered with them in the Lord. Now
there are a few words of the poet
which are as follows:
Oh! Father aren’t you happy,
Don’t you want to go
To leave this world of trials
And troubles here below.
Now I believe the reason folks don’t
have more religion is because they
don’t pray enough. Some so-called
church members seem to think it a
shame to pray in public and I am
afraid they don’t pray in private eith
er. I notice a great many church
homes where I go at bed time they
have no mention of prayer to give
God thanks for His blessings not
knowing when they will have the op
portunity to offer a prayer again,
Our Lord says watch and pray with
out ceasing and he says also that by
these actions He shall know them.
How a man can love God and still
be ashamed to pray to him is more
than I can understand. In the 10th
chapter of St. John Jesus says: “My
sheep know my voice but they know
not the voice of a stranger.” Any man
who has religion is not ashamed of his
God. Mark this, he will love his God
with all his heart and soul and neith
er can we love God and the world too.
If any man loves the world the love
of the Father is not in him, the Bible
says. It also says that pure and un
defiled religion before God and the
Father is this, to visit the fatherless
and widows in their affliction and keep
thyself unspotted from the world.
How many church members trade
on Sunday, ride out on pleasure trips
carrying people for money’s sake. The
Lord truly said: “The love or money
is the root of all evil.”
And so by their deeds we know
those who claim to know God but by
their deeds they deny Him.
Dear reader, dear people, I ask you
in Jesus’ dear name to let all love
God more and serve him better that
we may have more religion to help
us on,to God. If you want to know
more read more and pray more and
God will give it to you.
May God’s blessing rest upon you
fill is the prayer of your humble ser
Benson, R-3. J. T. OLIVE.
The Higher the Fewer.
Husband: “I’m tired of this eternal
nagging. I wish you would let me
alone. Thank the Lord there are no
marriages in heaven!”
Wifie: “Well, there’s a good rea
son. There aren’t any men there.”
CERTIFICATE OF DISSOLUTION.
State of North Carolina, Department
To all to whom these presents may
Whereas, It appears to my satisfac
tion, by duly authenticated record of
the proceedings for the voluntary dis
solution thereof by the unanimous
consent of all the stockholders, depos
ited in my office, that the M. J. Bol
ing Lumber Company, a corporation
of this State, whose principal office is
situated near Greensboro in the town
of Siler City, county of Chatham,
State of North Carolina, C. B. Thom
as being the agent therein and in
charge thereof, upon whom process
may be served, has complied with the
requirements of Chapter 22, Consoli
dated Statutes, entitled “Corpora
tions,” preliminary to the issuing of
this certificate of dissolution:
Now, therefore, I, W. N. Everett,
Secretary of the State of North Caro
lina, do hereby certify that the said
corporation did, on the 21st day of
February 1923, file in my office a
duly executed and attested consent in
writing to the dissolution of said cor
poration, executed by all the stockhol
ders thereof, which said consent and
the record of the proceedings afore
said are now on file in my said office
as provided by law.
In testimony whereof, I have here
to set by hand and affixed my official
seal at Raleigh, this 21st day of Feb
ruary, A. D., 1923.
N. W. EVERETT,
Apr. 5-R-C. Secretary of State.
Profit by reading the ads in this
GINNED IN NORTH CAROLINA.
The Department of Commerce, j
through the Bureau of the Census, j
announces the preliminary report on |
cotton ginned by counties, in North |
Carolina, for the crops of 1921 and j
1922. The total for JJne State was
’ made public on Tuesday, March 20.
For the year 1921 there were gin
ned in the State 803,620 bales and in
; 1922 there were 878,997.
The report gives Chatham 9,270
; bales; Lee 8,426; Wake 31,698; Ala
; mance 937; Orange 1,655 and Ran
dolph 1,133. All for the year 1922.
' There was a big increase in every
1 county in the number of bales ginned.
| Lost All Her Children.
i Henri Tremblay and his wife, of
; Newport Point, Quebec, tearfully led
» their three children to bed last night,
| leaving in in a coffin surrounded by
candles their fourth child, for whom
funeral services had been held during
i the evening.
' During the night one of the candles
; at the dead child’s bier ignited a cur
. tain and the small wooden house blaz
i ed up like tinder. The flames spread
■ so quickly that two of the children
> were burned to death before they
r could leave their bed chamber. The
* third, three weeks old, was killed
- when the mother, herself perhaps fa
l ■ tally in jured, tried to save it by jump
:; ing from a winodw.
-• * ——
\ i Ask Your Soldier Boy How “Cooties”
Got Such a Hold.
; I He’ll tell you that the battlefronts
' of Europe were swarming with rats,
1 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
-5 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.,
❖ HAVE YOUR EYES EXAMINED!
: I BY AN EXPERT—COSTS NO
j . |
i : | Dr. J. cf Matin, the well known J
i [ eyesight Specialists and Optician J
■ * will be at Dr. Farrell’s office, Pitts- j
1 f boro, N. C., every fourth Tuesday j
!in each month. Headache relieved j
when caused by eye strain. When:
he fits you with glasses you have f
the satisfaction of knowng thatjj
they are correct. Make a note of!
■ | the date and see him if your eyes*
iare weak. ' j
His next visit will be Tuesday,!
, North Carolina, Chatham County.
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT.
’ H. L. Stone, Administrator of,
| Edgar Stone, Alvas Stone, Phoebe
Elmore and others.
The defendants, Alvas Stone and
, Phoebe Elmore, above named, will
take notice that an action
entitled as above has been commenc
ed in the Superior Court of Chatham
County, to sell the lands of the late
Patsy Dowdy, deceased, for the pur
pose of making personal assets for
the said estate; and the said defend
ant will further take notice that they
are required to appear at the office
of the Clerk of the Superior Court
on the 9th day of April, 1923, and
answer or demur to the complaint in
said action, which said complaint is
now on file in the said Clerk’s office,
or the plaintiff will apply to the Court
for the relief demanded in said com
This sth da.y bf Mdrch, 1923.
J* DEWEY DORSETT
SILER & BARBER Clk. Superior Ct.
Attorneys. Apr. 5. R-P
All the suffering in
the world won’t cure
disease. Pain makes
most diseases worse
and sometimes brings
on still further dis
Stop the pain and *
give nature a chance to
work a cure.
DR. MILES 9
One or two will bring
Your druggist sells them
at pre-war prices—25 doses
25 cents. Economy pack
age! 125 date* $1.60.
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j jTHAT HEADACHE |
What about that occasional headache? Locate the |j|
jlj cause. The Chiropractor will do this, and if the cause is M
found to be nerve pressure, will relieve it. The headache ml
JH will disappear. Consultation and Spinal analysis Free.
m ~ DR. ERNEST C. BRO #N, If
Palmer Graduate. CHIROPRACTOR Sanford, N.C. |jf
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